...The girlfriend who wanted to play this time was not that girlfriend. She had no experience with the game whatsoever and I had to walk her through it step by step. It was the blind leading the blind, but actually I did decently. I actually killed monsters! I never did that before. But this time I did. I multiple times revived her too. I walked her through step by step what we needed to do in the game and was actually showing some semblance of competency! It felt nice, in spite of how we did die. I managed to make it pretty far both times we played though! Essentially to day ten.
I kept us from starving. (We always died from other causes.) I told her what she needed to make how to make it and so on and so forth (for the most part). I even let her know the strategy I was taught by my other girlfriend, to camp in plains near the creatures (ideally also close to other resources), allowing for sustainable food in the form of farming. It was going fine up until the parts where we died.
But that was then, this is now. Today my brother came over so it was anime night. We perused a selection of possible anime and tried out a few, largely without success. However, eventually, we had the fortune of stumbling upon a gem: Bungo Stray Dogs. The name may sound a bit...odd...but it is an absolutely amazing anime. It's hilarious, and yet it's got all the things we look for in a good anime.
Good characters, good plot, good pacing, good music, good animation, good ability to follow along and comprehend, neither being too obvious nor too subtle about details with just the right allure of "yeah I could see that coming" to keep it interesting and not boring/painful yet also not something you have to struggle to understand.
The necessity to watch in subs with the subtitles for things being everywhere (namely, introducing names of characters and/or abilities) is a bit of a hassle since some details can be lost by virtue of not being able to read the text fast enough given how briefly it's on the screen, but otherwise, it's a solid watch. The humor is spot-on, not distracting, the balance is good, it's just got a lovely everything about it.
It being an urban fantasy setting certainly is of no harm either, and I rather love it. I am a bit concerned however about something in either the opener or the closer (I forget which), which might mean that somewhere down the line my siblings (or at least one of them) would be put off on developments. (Essentially since my brother is a carbon copy of my dad in belief, if he sees a gay relationship form, then he is going to react VERY negatively to the idea of ever continuing to watch the show.)
...But were that to happen it'd be his loss honestly. It'd do nothing to hinder me from watching it. It's an anime which is good enough that frankly I'd watch it from scratch with my girlfriends (it wouldn't be too hard to convince them to watch it with me), and we'd continue past the point my siblings would have stopped, meaning I'd get to complete it.
Butyeah. We watched 6 episodes out of 24. We're assuming it's a standard two-season, 12 episodes each deal, and that we went half-way through a season. I rather love what we've gotten thusfar and look forward to continuing with them down the road. Thoroughly recommend giving it a look.
Our dinner tonight was a mixture of chicken breasts (which I was pleasantly surprised to learn had no bones but it didn't matter since I only had enough room to eat one) and rice. I know my body reacts negatively to eating too much rice, but I also firmly believe rice in a small enough dosage is actually harmless to me, so I believe the balance for tonight was good. It filled me up, too.
Of course, it'll be impossible to tell if my body accepts it or not since if I have a bad time in the next couple of days, the rice isn't necessarily to blame, as you may recall. So far my ice cream fiasco hasn't had any lasting effects but I've got a baaaaaaaaaaaaaad feeling it's going to kick in tomorrow.
Ah well. It is what it is. Food which is good, is good. I had fun tonight, too. And tomorrow, there will be a tae kwon do test for three people who're all near my level. That means I should get to bed relatively soon, so as soon as I post this basically I go to sleep. Apologies for the scatterbrained nature of this blog; I feel like I could do more if I just had a little more organization but I don't, so. You'll have to make do.