Saturday, 30 April 2016

April Reading Progress

Apr 2016 books
Thankfully I managed a few more books this month than last. Unfortunately May will probably be my busiest month yet for studying, so I'm not expecting to get through all that much more until possibly mid-June.

  • The Shadow Rising (The Wheel of Time #4) - Robert Jordan
  • Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) - Sarah J. Maas
  • The Demon King (The Seven Realms #1) - Cinda Williams Chima
  • Constantine, Vol 1: The Spark and the Flame - Lemire & Fawkes (Comic)
  • Matilda - Roald Dahl
  • Calamity (The Reckoners #3) - Brandon Sanderson

Currently Reading:
The Fires of Heaven (The Wheel of Time #5) - Robert Jordan

Thursday, 31 March 2016

March Reading Progress

Mar 2016 books
Clearly there's a lot less books this time around. That's because my university semester started up again, giving me a lot less time for reading. And I got distracted from WoT #4.. a lot... yeah, sorry about that I promise I'll finish some time next month!

  • James and the Giant Peach - Roald Dahl
  • To Hold the Bridge - Garth Nix
  • The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

Currently Reading:
The Shadow Rising (The Wheel of Time #4) - Robert Jordan

Monday, 29 February 2016

February Reading Progress

Feb 2016 books

  • The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time #2) - Robert Jordan
  • 1984 - George Orwell
  • Firefight (The Reckoners #2) - Brandon Sanderson
  • Storm - Tim Minchin (Graphic Novel)
  • The Dragon Reborn (The Wheel of Time #3) - Robert Jordan
  • The Chronicles of Amber - Roger Zelazny
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 1: Cosmic Avengers - Bendis (Comic)
  • Cairo - G Willow Wilson (Graphic Novel)
  • Caroline - Neil Gaiman (Graphic Novel)
  • Shadows of Self (Mistborn #5) - Brandon Sanderson
  • Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

Currently Reading:
The Shadow Rising (The Wheel of Time #4) - Robert Jordan

Sunday, 31 January 2016

January Reading Progress

I'm going to start some monthly updates, hopefully among some other new blog ideas.
So here are the books I've read in January 2016:

  • Warbreaker - Brandon Sanderson
  • American Gods - Neil Gaiman 
  • Legion and the Emperor's Soul - Brandon Sanderson
  • Roger Ascham and the King's Lost Girl - Matthew Reilly
  • The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time #1) - Robert Jordan
  • Steelheart (The Reckoners #1) - Brandon Sanderson
  • Mitosis (The Reckoners #1.5) - Brandon Sanderson
Currently Reading:
The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time #2) - Robert Jordan

Friday, 15 January 2016

Favourite (and Least Favourite) Pokemon

My favourites here are chosen based on how much I liked using them in-game, whether I liked their look (yes I like cute pokes like cyndaquil sorry not sorry), how badass they are, and I attempted to not just load up on legendaries everywhere.
Least favourite chosen based on anything from being annoying as all hell in-game to ridiculously useless &/or stupid looking. That's about that.

Okay so I guess I have to admit I pretty much skipped the games for Gen 4 & 5. Also 3 is still my favourite, love the ORAS remakes!

Gen I

Least Favourite:

Gen II

Least Favourite:


Least Favourite:

Gen IV

Least Favourite:

Gen V

Least Favourite:

Gen VI

Least Favourite:

Sunday, 3 January 2016

My Favourite Albums of 2015

Okay so I'm a little late with this one, but it's about the time of year for at least 1 best of 2015 list, so here's mine!
These are my personal favourites from albums released in 2015 that I had the pleasure of enjoying this year in approximate order counting up to my favourite. Though I do suck at ordering and may or may not change my mind about 10 times in the process.

  1. Symphony X - Underworld
    • Favourite Tracks: Run with the Devil
  2. Cain's Offering - Stormcrow
    • Favourite Tracks: Stormcrow, I am Legion
  3. Gloryhammer - Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards
    • Favourite Tracks: Universe on Fire, Rise of the Chaos Wizards
  4. Disturbed - Immortalized
    • Favourite Tracks: Open Your Eyes, The Sound of Silence
  5. Amorphis - Under the Red Cloud
    • Favourite Tracks: Under the Red Cloud, Dark Path
  6. Blind Guardian - Beyond the Red Mirror
    • Favourite Tracks: The Ninth Wave, Miracle Machine
  7. Apocalyptica - Shadowmaker
    • Favourite Tracks: Riot Lights, Hole in my Soul
  8. Powerwolf - Blessed And Possessed
    • Favourite Tracks: Army of the Night, Higher Than Heaven, Blessed & Possessed
  9. Orden Ogan - Ravenhead
    • Favourite Tracks: The Lake, Ravenhead, A Reason to Give
  10. Kamelot - Haven
    • Favourite Tracks: Fallen Star, Veil of Elysium, Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy)

Runner Up mentions:
Five Finger Death Punch - Got Your Six,
Iron Maiden - Book of Souls,
Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful,
Soilwork - The Ride Majestic
Leprous - The Congregation

Monday, 26 October 2015

Music Quiz

I'm going to try my best not to repeat any bands!

1: A song you like with a color in the title
Violet Sky - Angra

2: A song you like with a number in the title
Two Weeks - All That Remains

3: A song with a season in the title
Winter is Coming - Hammerfall

4: A song that reminds you of someone you would rather forget about
I don't really have someone I'd rather forget?

5: A song that needs to be played LOUD
Highway to Hell - AC/DC

6: A song that makes you want to dance
Devil's Dance Floor - Flogging Molly

7: A song to drive to
Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi

8: A song about drugs or alcohol
Happy Little Boozer - Korpiklaani

9: A song that makes you happy
The Smoke - Amorphis

10: A song that makes you sad
Farewell - Apocalyptica

11: A song that you never get tired of
Come and Get Your Love - Redbone
(Thank you Guardians of the Galaxy!)

12: A song from your preteen years
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous - Good Charlotte
...or maybe that was early teens, I'm not sure.

13: One of your favorite 80’s songs
One - Metallica

14: A song that you would love played at your wedding
I Believe In a thing Called Love - The Darkness
So I have no idea and just chose a song with love in the title

15: A song that is a cover by another artist
any of Northern Kings songs -probably the most epic of all cover bands

16: One of your favorite classical songs
Hall of the Mountain King, Moonlight Sonata, Swan Lake
erm yes I have metal versions of each of the above songs, but hey the originals are nice too

17: A song that would sing a duet with on karaoke
So I'm just going to choose a song with 2 singers that I like?
Phase III: Entanglement - III. Collision from Ayreon's epic The Theory of Everything
and really you have to listen to the whole 2-disc album to get all the story and characters and such, but this part just happens to have 2 of my favourite singers -Tommy Karevik & Marco Hietala.

18: A song from the year that you were born
Roll the Fire - Conception

19: A song that makes you think about life
Blackbird - Alter Bridge

20: A song that has many meanings to you
Can I do a whole album instead?
Time (album) - Wintersun.
40 minutes of progressive/symphonic/melodic death metal heaven.

21: A favorite song with a person’s name in the title
Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

22: A song that moves you forward
We're Gonna Make it to the End - H.E.A.T.

23: A song that you think everybody should listen to
Ravenhead - Orden Ogan
That whole album is amazing, and they're not a very well known band. So go listen! Now!

24: A song by a band you wish were still together
I can't even think of any o.o

25: A song by an artist no longer living
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

26: A song that makes you want to fall in love
...Kisses From You - Masterplan?
I don't really have anything that fits in this category either

27: A song that breaks your heart
Brother - Orphaned Land

28: A song by an artist with a voice that you love
EdenEcho - Kamelot

29: A song that you remember from your childhood
Not sure if childhood or just younger preteen years perhaps
In the Shadows - The Rasmus

30: A song that reminds you of yourself
Gimme Choko - Babymetal
because I like chocolate, and metal, and crazy weird things?