Lab Notes #1: Back to School and into Yharnam

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This has been a pretty great week, I can’t lie. I started spring quarter and am really liking my classes so far, even if PE is kicking my ass. In my journalism class we opened with this really interesting assignment about what “culture” is and the differences between mass media vs mass communication. This is something I’ve never really thought about before and I’m super excited to see where the class goes from here.

PE is going to be a pain though. All we’ve done so far are tests to see where everyone is at physically so the instructor has something to measure our improvements with when the quarter ends, and all this has done is shown me just how out of shape I am. One part of the test was running a mile, and it took me just under 18 minuets to do it. Maybe that’s good for not having really done much exercising for the last 6 years. But god damn that was upsetting.

And math class…..well it’s math. Not much more to say about that.

So what else have I been up too? Well, i’ve been watching the old Teen Titans cartoon after really enjoying Justice League vs Teen Titans. To be honest, it’s not as good as Young Justice but I’m still really enjoying myself. It’s dorky as hell, but the show uses that to it’s advantage. Even when the show gets dark (like when Robin is clearly suffering from PTSD) it’s never too far away from bring fun again. But there is one huge issue I have with the show: the theme song. Out of every bad theme i’ve heard, I think I hate this one the most.

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I’ve been listening to a lot of Vektor lately. If you’re into Metal and like the band Death, I highly recommend giving these guys a listen. Musically they remind of of the early days of Death Metal when there was still a lot of noticeable Thrash influences (see Death and Possessed) and their singer must be a huge fan of Chuck Schuldiner, because the vocal performance is almost creepy in it’s similarity. But what I like the most is all the sci-fi theme’s in their music. Where most horror themed Thrash and Death metal bands take insperation of 80’s slasher flicks, Vektor’s lyrics would be better suited to an episode of Black Mirror. I don’t see these guys getting a lot of love in the metal community but I think they deserve it, so if you’re a fellow metal head give them a listen.

 

And speaking of Death…..lets talk about a game where you die a lot: Bloodbourn. I finally got a PS4 and this was the first game I got for it. I’ve just got into Old Yharnam and I’ve really been enjoying the game(but fuck that asshole with the Gatling gun). So far it seems a bit ease compared to the original Dark Souls, but maybe that’s just me being more informed on how these games work now than I was back then. Overall this is shaping up the be my second favorite game in the Soulsborne series. I’ll be doing a few soon, but i’ll also be getting Dark Souls 3 as close to launch as I can and planning on reviewing that shortly after that. So maybe i’ll do Dark Souls 3, BroForce then Bloodbourn to change things up a bit between reviews.

And that’s what i’ve been up too. Feel free to leave a comment below and tell me about you’re week and i’ll see you all on Monday.

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