My Monthly Wrap-Up | February 2022

Hi guys,

The month has come to an end and it’s time to do a quick wrap-up of what has been done.

Reading Breakdown.

Novels read: 2 (↑2).
Comic books read: 5 (↓1).
Manga volumes read: 2 (↓2).

Viewing Breakdown.

Movies Watched: 6 (↓5).
TV Series Watched: 1 ().

Gaming Breakdown.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves: Remastered (Completed on PS5).

COMIC BOOK REVIEWS.

Digital Mini Reviews | Indie Comics For Original Content.
Batman: Detective Comics: Road to Ruin by Peter J. Tomasi.
Digital Mini Reviews | A Marvel Dose of Villainy.

MOVIE REVIEWS.

Superman Returns (2006).

VIDEO GAME REVIEWS.

Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune Remastered (2015).


TOP BOOK.

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman.

I had quite some fun with Gaiman’s retelling of Norse mythos! Totally accessible, totally enjoyable!

LEAST FAVOURITE BOOK.

Sinister War by Nick Spencer.

Such a frustrating event. Talk about shoehorning as many villains as possible in a three-way conflict where you really don’t care how anything evolves! Pretty disappointing…

TOP MOVIE.

Dead Poets Society (1989).

Out of the 6 movies I watched in February 2022, Dead Poets Society (1989) was my favourite. My girlfriend had urged me to watch this for quite some time, having loved it herself years ago. It was time to get a healthy dose of Robin Williams during such a terrifying time in the world.

What is Dead Poets Society (1989) about? At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.

This was an engrossing and barbaric yawp at tradition and convention as it explores the pursuit of passion, the boundless freedom of creativity, and the emancipation of one’s self..

Rating: 4 out of 5.

CURRENTLY READING.

The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov.

The last time I read anything by Asimov was to complete his Foundation trilogy. It was time for me to discover other beloved classics by the father of science-fiction!

PERSONAL LIFE.

This was not how I envisioned my month of February but I wouldn’t have wanted it to go on any differently. It started off great, mostly me trying to stick to my planning, figuring out how I can squeeze in all my hobbies within a week, and accomplishing as much as I can of each without feeling like I haven’t done enough of something. Welp. That’s not an easy task and not one that should burden anyone’s mind. Life shouldn’t be dictated in such a fashion. You should be experiencing things at a rhythm that you feel appropriate, at a pace that you deem right for who you are and how you live your life. Then again, I was content with how things flowed together but time was just so fleeting! But we all know how Time is no one’s bitch and it definitely wasn’t mine!

Halfway into the month, our province (Quebec) in Canada decided to move away from countless health-related measures, and one of them dramatically altered the rest of my month: the reopening of gyms. I have been dying for them to reopen so I could finally organize my routine around it, allowing me to get in shape and feel good, despite working from home and mostly sitting in my Batcave in front of my computer. What followed was two impressive weeks of training fives a week. I’m quite proud of what I’ve accomplished and can already feel my transformation. In no time, I’ll be unrecognizable. I’ll be Batman. Just you watch!

However, as I adapted to this huge change, it also meant sleeping earlier and waking up even earlier. It was rough on my other hobbies (as my numbers show) but I also knew this was all normal. It’s a time for transition and I’m sure March will give me what I need to work things out properly.

Alongside all these changes, I also wanted to end this month by beginning this new solo blogging adventure. It was something I’ve always wondered about for countless reasons, reasons that I’ll maybe expose in a future post when I feel like the time is right. Let’s just say… You know what it’s like to be in a group project but you’re the only one who does anything yet the others get all the advantages of a good project? Well, that’s something I’ve hated since high school and it was time for me to stop the nonsense. The world is better when your pursuit of happiness isn’t constantly riddled with headaches you know you can do something about. 😉

And so, here I am, beginning a new chapter of my life on Roars and Echoes (I’ll take the time to explain the idea of the blog name in the future) and I thank you all for sticking around with me going forward. If anything these recent times has shown us, life is better when we know we aren’t alone. Take care and stay safe!

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Thank you all for checking out my monthly wrap-up and don’t forget to check out any posts that might interest you or that you might have missed out on!

Stay tuned for my Monthly Anticipation post coming out soon. 😉

So what’s going on with y’all? What have you discovered this month? What are your thoughts on the books/TV series/movies I’ve checked out?

Yours truly,

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35 thoughts on “My Monthly Wrap-Up | February 2022

  1. Yay!!! Congrats, Lashaan! 😀

    And yay for Gaiman, some more of well deserved love for this little book 😉 Also, Dead Poets Society is such a cool, powerful movie!

    Looking forward to your explanation on the new name! 😀

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    1. Thanks, Ola! 😛 His retelling really does make you realize how Disney/Marvel really fooled around with Loki’s character and didn’t fully exploit his complex mythos!!! So glad to hear that you also saw and enjoyed Dead Poets Society! It really was such an empowering movie, until the last 30-minute hit and you instantly felt emotionally drained by it all hahaha And yes! The idea behind the name shall be revealed in due time! 😀

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  2. I walk past several gyms on my way to work, and am always very impressed by those people who can get up early enough for that. That’s some awesome dedication!!

    And congrats on the lonely blog 😋😁 I totally understand going solo. Enjoy it!!

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    1. I too am quite surprised sometimes when I actually get up extra early before work to my workout done! Then again, I am not physically like any of those bodybuilders (those you instantly think of when you think of bodybuilders). I still want to be able to scratch my back, you know? Hahahah

      Thank you so much for your support, Milou! I really look forward to this unrestrained blogging adventure! 😀

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    1. Thank you so much for following me here, Nicki!!! Whaaaat! That’s so cool. That’s definitely a movie I’d have wanted to see in theaters too. And absolutely, it gave me my dose of Robin Williams and you know it’s a good one when he’s in it! He just so easily brightens up your day with his acting skills!

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  3. I can’t wait for the explanation of the blog name, but I’m just so excited for your solo blogging adventure to officially start! That description of the group project was just too relatable, so I’m glad you have your own domain now. I hope it will be everything you’ve imagined it to be!

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  4. Glad to see you’ve made the solo leap successfully! Looking forward to future posts where you talk about stuff 🙂
    With getting so buff, does this mean you’re going to have to buy a whole new warddrobe?

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    1. Thanks, man. I really appreciate that you will be sticking around my corner of this virtual world.

      I don’t plan to buff up like Arnold Schwarzenegger or anything (I’m just kidding about looking like Batman hahahah). I won’t need dramatic wardrobe changes but I did keep myself to a limited wardrobe over the past years so that I can get new stuff in the near future. No worries, everything is planned! 😀

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  5. Glad to see your new home on the web, Lashaan! I hope it works out well and I’ll certainly continue stopping by to visit. I have Norse Mythology and look forward to trying it. So glad you finally watched Dead Poets Society. That’s such a fantastic movie. I’ve actually been wanting to rewatch it lately. Do you have your Batman outfit all ready to wear after your transformation? Take care up there! And keep striving for that balance that feels right.

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    1. Thank YOU for your support, Todd! I’m really glad to have you along in this new adventure! I’m convinced you’ll have a blast discovering these stories retold by Gaiman. I sure did learn a lot of fun tidbits through that book! And yes! I’ve been meaning to try Dead Poets Society for so long and it turned out as awesome as I thought it would (when does Robin Williams ever disappoint). I’m saving my Bat-suit for the right moment. It’ll be an epic reveal to the world! No one will see it coming! 😀 Take care, Todd!

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  6. I found you!!! I will follow properly once behind my laptop. And you made me laugh with the gym! Also I adore The Dead Poet Society!

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  7. “experiencing things at a rhythm that you feel appropriate, at a pace that you deem right for who you are and how you live your life.” That’s so true.

    Gyyyyyym! Yeeees! Enjoy!

    I’m happy to see you’re doing your own site. And I look forward to learning more about this new name. (I wonder if there will be/was/is much drama associated with your departure….)

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    1. I feel soooo unburdened by taking this leap. I’m beyond happy to have finally convinced myself that it was time to do it, that it was ridiculous to continue things there as it were, with a parasite on my back.

      I actually didn’t tell her jack shit hahahah I’m discretely transitioning and hoping for enough traction (in terms of motivation and passion) to care less and less of the death of Bookidote. All I know is that I kept it alive and someone else was taking advantage of my efforts and I was tired of that. 😀

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  8. Hope things balance out for you in March. I got a gym in my building but have been so shy about going down there to work out around people. I might try waking up early to work out. Maybe there will be less people then.
    And I totally get it about the whole group project thing.

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    1. I encourage you strongly to try it out someday! Look up some workout routines that you could test out quickly and you’ll be quite amazed by how you’ll feel after completing it. I do like how quiet and simple life is when you hit the gym early in the morning, especially once you’re done and you’re back home. I’m convinced you’ll be proud of yourself! 😛

      Tell me about it. It’s something I’ve hated so much growing up, especially in high school. I always had that one person in the team that does nothing, gets all the credits, and lives on happily ever after. My patience for such things (although I’ve stretched it out for over 3-4 years now) is over for Bookidote heheh I’m happy to have finally made the jump and working my way back into the blogging world with Roars and Echoes! 😀

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      1. I just need to figure out a routine for it… and make myself get out of the bed in the morning, lol!

        Same here. It’s something that annoys me too. But I think you’ll do great going solo 🙂

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  9. Good luck on your solo flight man. As far as i can tell you have already gotten an impressive follower rate.

    Its not easy becoming a Batman, but with perseverance (read perspiration) comes great pecks😂. Good for you man.

    Dead poets is also among my favorite movies. I watched in class at a boys only school and was one of the few who was impressed by it back in the day. Was easy for people to call you gay as a snipe for doing so, but its made me better man.

    Looking forward to your posts mate. Take care

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    1. Thanks, man! I’m just very lucky to have crossed paths over the past years with people like you. Thank you again for your support and hope we can continue to interact in the upcoming years!

      Hahahahah a fuck load of perspiration, that’s for sure! And depending on what artist version of Batman we’re talking about, shit’s gonna hard! 😛

      Wow. I can imagine that situation back in high school too. People would easily condemn you for enjoying something that they don’t understand or doesn’t fit their bill of masculinity. I’m glad you stuck to your opinion man. Dead Poets Society is a fantastic movie and it has a lot to teach us even today!

      Take care, my man! Thanks for stopping by as always!

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  10. Good luck with this new adventure!!
    And time is always a problem… We need more hours in a day!!
    And congrats for the gym! I am really not a gym person but I love to do yoga at home… Or at least, I loved because lately I can’t be bothered (even if I really should go back to it!!!), but when we are talking about sports/moving/gym/etc… I have no will power whatsoever! So, again, congrats because you did great!!

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    1. Thank you so much! Tell me about it. I don’t know how we can ever function within a 24h system with all the things that we could do in life! To many sacrifices to make; so not ready to make any! 😛
      Hahaha my girlfriend does yoga from home and sometimes I just find it way more complicated than just hitting the gym! Hope you figure out a way to sneak some yoga back into your life in March! 😀
      Happy reading!

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