1/06/16- My Kingdom for an iMac

January 6th 2016

Well, after that productive night of more than 2,000 words I guess I should really consider writing just ten tonight so I can get off the hook and sleep!  No bite?  Oh, okay.  I guess not.  I called in sick today to be “more productive” kind of hard to do when you stay up till 3am watching pointless junk hoping to be inspired by some of the dregs of YouTube to make something great.  So, status on goals.  I haven’t penned the SU review yet and in the time I’ve spent dorking around I probably could have watched the whole series over again by now.  Not important, but nonetheless relevant to the current problem.

Today I woke up at 7, went back to sleep, got up again at 8, and went to sleep.  Got up again and went to see Star Wars Episode 7 for the fifth time.  IT was great!  Except, you know, there goes the morning *in scorpion’s voice (from90’s spiderman)* “It’s all gone . . . AND MY CHANCE TO BE NORMAL AGAIN!!  NO, NO, NO-OH, NO! NO!!!”  Yeah, that’s how I feel when I come home from being out all day and find out that I have no time left.  (Yes, 1pm to midnight = no time in my book because I waste it all watching Anime and other weaboo crap.)

So, upon returning home, naturally, I slacked for about two or three hours before realizing that I needed to do something.  Per mother’s advice I decided to shop around for options before buying myself a brand new iMac for art and you know (my porn stash obviously) other programs.  Brand new iMac seemed like the best option but I was in fetchquest mode and decided to check the local armories.  I went to the apple repair store, they had one macbook but it was beat up AND from 2010, AND low spec, AND 500 dollars.  Nope, so much nope.  Got some sick new headphones though!  I went to Best buy, popped those babies in my ears and realized they were trash.  As I entered the automatic doors I made note to return these pieces of poo ASAP.

Best buy, yaaaaay . . . Well, Best Buy isn’t all bad.  At least they HAVE an anime section, unlike any other video store in the world who thinks they can hold their head up high without scrutiny.  I see you, Target, stop lumping Miyazaki in with Bob the Builder, you’re shelving managers are a disgrace!

Speaking of disgrace, Best Buy’s computing options were pretty limited.  Back in my day, Circuit City at least carried ONE version of Sony’s sexy Vaio laptops, at least I could dream when I walked in there.  I walked into Best Buy’s section and wished I could forget!  I’m being harsh, they weren’t bad computers, but none of them were up to par.  None of them EXCEPT, the IBuyPower gaming PC lurking in the room. At its most basic specs it was 400 less than a mac and had all the gigahertz and gigabytes of video card memory I could ever need.  Too bad after talking it over with the Best Buy guy, who was great by the way.  I decided it definitely wasn’t for me.  Still had to buy a monitor, still needed a HDD upgrade and a better mouse and keyboard than what came out of the box so.  Oh, well.  I guess I’ll just have to wait a month and buy a brand new iMac like I’ve always wanted to have since I was 10 years old.  Wish fulfillment, this is why I go to work every day.

I hastily returned the poo headphones and went home to catch up on RWBY.  And oh my gosh is RWBY good!  I always thought RWBY was some great fun with good action, great characters, and great animation.  I still do!  RWBY is a treat among my animation library, I’ve always been a fan.  But I’ve never thought of it as having a great story, just above passing with characters carrying the brunt of it.  I don’t know if RWBY volume 3 is “good” by the definition I save for things that are TRULY amazing, but it certainly blew my socks off watching episodes 3-7 today.

First point, Crow is amazing, his semblance HAS TO BE the ability to take any scene and make it serious and kind of edgy really fast.  I just love that scene where he walks up behind winter and destroys her two Robocop guards, while completely, sloppy drunk.  I mean, DANG!  I was feeling some actual tension and character dynamic there!  This is RWBY we’re talking about guys, I don’t think I’ve ever felt that watching this before.  Now, the fight scene was a tad disappointing but the team CFVY fight with Mercury and Green Haired . . . girl(? Name!?)  Was AMAZING!  I need that song, and I watched it five times.

The story though, guys, I’m telling you!  I’m not gonna spoil this but from episode 5 onward here was legitimate world-building, lore, intrigue, a particularly long hallway talk with a VERY interesting conversation, a whole flashback episode which not only explained a LOT about Mercury, the woman in red, her ties with the white fang, but also gave context to her semblance, to the grimm, AND set up this amazing conflict!?  I mean, my gosh!  I don’t think I’d be this impressed it weren’t for the first two seasons.  Its like, this whole thing has retroactively improved upon the previous series so far in ways I can’t even wrap my head around!

RWBY has a good story, guys!  It is legitimately getting there, or rather, it’s been getting there, this WHOLE TIME!  Color me impressed, especially with all of the references and callbacks that have been made to the white and black trailers over these last few episodes.  Props for tipping your hat to some of the most iconic imagery in the series to date.  MAN!  Now, I’ve got to write an SU review. DANGIT!  I wanna talk about RWBY!  Oh well, a problem for tomorrow morning.

I hope things go well for me tomorrow.  Certainly, I’ll need to get some good winks for that to come true.

-Erik (as if someone else could be this nerdy!)


P.S. I decided to start publishing the more particularly entertaining entries of my journals as blog entries.  Don’t worry.  I’ll leave out the parts where I call all of you twats and hacks. xD

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