I have a faint recollection that I promised posts sooner than a month after my last post, but hey, January has been an awful month to deal with – everything’s been delayed in my life. But enough of that, on to the post (and the images!).Continue reading
2019 in review
2019 certainly was a year, wasn’t it? Bunch of things happened, and I’m here to chronicle whatever I can remember of the year. So let’s begin, shall we?Continue reading
Bunnies. Just Bunnies.
So I and the SO were up north, in Lapland, and one late night we spotted some rabbits outside, in the middle of the yard. I decided to take some pictures while they were still around and, well, this entire post is dedicated to the two. Enjoy.
December With the New 750D
There were a few things in December 2018 that I wanted to do. First of all, I wanted to test out my then recently purchased EOS 750D. Second was that I wanted to see The Phantom of the Opera at the national opera house in Helsinki with my girlfriend. So I decided to do both.Continue reading
The Fellow of Joensuu: Two Octobers
Well now. It’s been ages since I last made a post that focused on pictures. I think it’s time to bring this “brief” pause to an end today!
It really has bothered me over the years that I’ve had some of these pictures from 2015 just sitting around, so I decided to put them together with the recent pictures I took in Joensuu. There are still more Autumn and Summer pictures that I’ve got lying around (some from Sweden as well), but they will get to have their moment at some point. Today we focus on pictures from Joensuu from the Octobers of 2015 and 2018.
Icewind Dale – That’s a lot of Snow
So I’ve gone through both Baldur’s Gate games and enjoyed them despite their flaws. I thought I would have taken a break from CRPGs, but I ended up just continuing on into Icewind Dale right after finishing Baldur’s Gate 2. This time the first game that I had was the Enhanced Edition (by Beamdog), and the second one was the regular edition Icewind Dale 2 as no Enhanced Edition for it exists (nor apparently can exist).
Now, I was expecting something similar to Baldur’s Gate, but some things ended up being a bit different from what I had gotten used to, most likely because I wanted to get out of my comfort zone of playing Good and Neutral characters. Let’s get into it then, shall we?
The Woman in Black – My Unstructured Rant about Unnecessary Change (spoilers)
I was in the middle of reading The Woman in Black when my girlfriend suggested that we could watch the film adaptation with Daniel Radcliffe playing the leading role of Arthur Kipps as long as I didn’t mind getting spoiled. I didn’t mind the idea and so we watched it. I was bothered when I saw that the adaptation was a very different story right from the start. What the film ended up being was a Hollywoodised jumpscare fest.
Needless to say, there will be significant spoilers from here on out.
Baldur’s Gate II – Some Thoughts
So I never got into some of the praised classics from the late Nineties and Two-thousands until fairly recently. I finished, for example, Deus Ex back in 2011 and Final Fantasy VII in 2016. I only finished Baldur’s Gate in 2017, and now, in 2018, I’ve managed to complete Baldur’s Gate 2.
All of these games have held up quite well despite the passage of time in my opinion, despite some of their janky mechanics from a modern standpoint. It can easily be seen why they are considered classics. But today I wanted to focus my post on Baldur’s Gate 2 because I felt rather strongly about it. The feelings were both positive and negative. I will begin with the positive and go on through to the obnoxious things.
What Have I Been Doing?
It’s been another while since I last wrote anything on the site. This is mainly due to me having bitten more than I could chew workload wise and I’ve desperately been trying to catch up with university stuff, but not much has come from that. Why? Well, there’s a few reasons for that, but it’s mostly due to me moving apartments back in February.
Deathless – Communist Fairytale Creatures
It’s been a while since I read Deathless, a few months at this point. I really thought that I should still write up something on it, because the book was something rather interesting, as was the book I read after it, Lost Boy by Christina Henry, but that’s another story entirely. For now, let’s look at Deathless by Catherynne Valente.