BUT DANGEROUSLY CLOSE.
What’s that? Substance? Well…
Alright, I admit, the only thing wrong at the moment is my dangerous laziness. I have been a Very Bad Student lately, which I suspect is a result of playing video games again (Avalon Code is NOT a good game to pick up when you want something casual), getting sick, and simply failing get things done. Flitting between avoiding school work, hanging out, and sleeping isn’t exactly a bad thing, but I’m pretty sure I’m failing algebra and biology. And that’s, uh, no bueno.
Anyway, this is what I’ve been obsessed with as of late:
Twitter – Shit’s addicting, yo. I know some of you are thinking “omgretarded only 160 characters useless stalking,” and and it’s true, to some extent. Not every little thought you have deserves to go down for posterity, but sometimes you just have to let those little nagging thoughts out. With the 160 character limit, you have to think about what you’re going to say, so it can be expressed as effectively and concisely as possible. That’s a great thing! Though, what Twitter is mostly helpful for is keeping up with bloggers and personalities. There’s something almost beautiful in getting into the mundane thoughts of people you admire, or at the very least, are entertained by.
…Yeah, I really just like e-stalking people.
Related obsession– Facebook Mobile
I had no idea you could get notifications, post statuses, and reply to people through texts. Not actually having to be on Facebook to be on Facebook makes it a makes it awesomer, and I don’t know why. It’s something to do while bored in school or at a really boring event without the hoopla of those crappy mini browsers, and I love it. So Beardians, if you’re bored during the day just hit me up on Facebook! (Please.)
Avalon Code– THIS GAME WAS MADE FOR KIDS LIKE ME. You know, the kids who love video games and almost everything about them, but aren’t actually good at them so they only play RPGs and visual/adventure novels (or maybe that’s just me?…). Anyway, there’s so much I love about this game. Epic story, interesting Zelda-esque combat system with RPG elements, GxB DATE SIM PARTS, a little encyclopedia of every little detail in the game…the only thing that really bothers me about this game is what makes it so unique in the first place, the Book of Prophecy. It allows the player to customize the nature of almost EVERYTHING in the world, and it’s pretty in-depth, but the interface for it is just too clunky. Flipping through pages when you’re supposed to be having an awesome battle is just annoying (and was why I actually gave up on the game a couple of months ago). Still, I love this game. I’ve a ways to go before I finish it, but I don’t mind at all.
America’s Best Dance Crew– Shows like this just fly over my head, and I usually don’t notice, nor care. I would have never seen this if I wasn’t at a friend’s house, aimlessly channel flipping. People in bright, gaudy clothes, distorting their bodies in time to crass pop songs always catch the eye, so we ended up watching this. I was entranced. I can’t dance, nor do I know anything about dance, but the skill and passion these dancers have is mesmerizing. And isn’t that what entertainment is all about? Getting caught up in a different reality?
These guys are my favorites of season so far. They’re not the best technically, but their routines never fail to make me laugh. The fact that they are a bunch of dancing Asian dudes pretending to be robots also helps. Which brings me to my last obsession…
Korean boy bands (mostly just DBSK)– Good god. The Koreans are masters at creating boy bands. They know EXACTLY what girls want, and they will give it to them in excess.
I honestly can’t think of much to say on this because I really can’t think about it rationally. I KNOW this is assembly-line music at its most blatant and pandering. But then I WATCH them, and I’m too busy drooling to give a flying shit. (Incidentally, I’m totally cool with the objectification of women as long as we’ve got men to objectify ourselves. )
Well that was a lot longer than I expected it to be…how was YOUR week?