I finished by temp job last week so I’ve been frantically looking for something else to tide me over until I (eventually) get a runner job somewhere. I don’t think its much of a secret that I hate job hunting. It’s just the most tedious and soul destroying activity known to man – especially when you have Film Studies in your degree title and have lived in Brighton for two years where the only work experience you can get is call centre or shop based. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with either of those it’s just that in London it doesn’t really make you stick out from the crowd.
So we had a very fun week last week with seeing Richard Herring last week at the Leicester Square Theatre and The Cure at the O2.
I’ve just returned from the cinema. I don’t go nearly as much as I should but I’m hoping that will change at least over the next couple of weeks as there is a growing list of films I very much want to see. I went to see Che: Part One which was actually my third choice of film but I am forbidden to see The Wrestler or Slumdog Millionaire without Jordan (I may just go against that as there is a chance I’ll be having a day off this week and I’m really itching to see The Wrestler). The film was actually really good and I’m looking forward to the release of part two. I have to admit that my knowledge of Che Guevara was fairly limited before seeing the film. I love Benicio Del Toro and as always he’s really fun to watch – once he dons the iconic hat you can really believe that he really is the famous revolutionary. I feel like I learnt a lot from seeing the film and it definitely didn’t feel two and half hours long.
Right… I apologise sincerely in advance for any offence this may cause but I need to get it off my chest.
I thought I better get going on the first game nn my list before I completely forgot about it and wrote about something else.
Today at work I was listening to the Final Fantasy VII Advent Children soundtrack. Advent Children is a CGI movie sequel to Final Fantasy VII – one of the most loved video games ever made. This got me thinking about FFVII and then about all of the other games that I have loved over the years which gave me the idea of doing a top 10. After thinking about what would make my top 10 I ended up with a mental list of about 15 or 20 and could not for the life of me decide what would make the list and what wouldn’t.
So I decided it would be more fun to write a series of posts over the next few weeks in which I would name one game on the list and describe why it’s there. The list will be in alphabetical order (or in no order at all) so as not to show any favouritism.
I must stress that this is just my own oppinion and I will inevitably leave off many amazing games due to me not playing them or just thinking they aren’t very good. Over the years I have owned a fair few consoles and a pretty decent gaming PC so the list will cover most formats. For your information, this is what I’ve owned…
ZX Spectrum, NES, Master System, Mega Drive, MegaCD, 32X, SNES, Sega Saturn, N64, Playstation, Playstation 2, Game Boy, DS, PSP, Pocketstation (ahem) and XBox 360.
I have only recently acquired the XBox 360 so don’t expect to see many new games on the list and I haven’t really played the N64 since Jordan told me she had one a couple of years ago.
I hope you all enjoy my trip down memory lane and please give your oppinions on my choices!
Hurrah! There is nothing quite like listening to a new album by one of your favourite bands and it not being a huge disappointment. Having been fairly hard up for cash over the last few months I have held off from buying Sigur Ros’ new album Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust. I had watched the excellent video for Gobbledigook a few times and decided to at least download that one track. Upon searching iTunes I found that the album was going for £5.99 (iTunes Plus, hence no DRM), an offer I couldn’t pass up.
Yet again, I apologise for the complete radio silence on this blog over the last month. I’m not sure why I haven’t posted as there have been several important events that have occurred over the last month which I have been quite interested in such as the new Cure album, The Cure playing the O2, the U.S. presidential election and the wonderful Dead Set.
It’s been weeks since my last post and I’m afraid this one isn’t really going to make up for the lack of attention being paid to this blog at the moment.
Every month from May to August The Cure released a new single on the 13th. The Singles were The Only One, Freak Show, Sleep When I’m Dead and The Perfect Boy. Now I wrote my thoughts on The Only One back in May when it was released but I didn’t get round to writing anything about the other songs. All were a good listen but it was The Perfect Boy that made me wish it was the 29th of October so I could hear the new album (Dream 4:13).