The month has come to an end and it’s time to do a quick wrap-up of what has been done.
Novels read: 2 (↑2).
Comic books read: 5 (↓1).
Manga volumes read: 2 (↓2).
Movies Watched: 6 (↓5).
TV Series Watched: 1 (—).
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves: Remastered (Completed on PS5).
COMIC BOOK REVIEWS.
VIDEO GAME REVIEWS.
I had quite some fun with Gaiman’s retelling of Norse mythos! Totally accessible, totally enjoyable!
LEAST FAVOURITE BOOK.
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…
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..
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!
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!
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?