June 1

My girlfriend is upstairs doing her homework. In a little bit, I'll sit next to her and play Shadow of the Colossus HD as she finishes. E3 is soon and I want to play through The Last Guardian beforehand, but I figured I should play the first two games in the "Trico" trilogy first. I beat Ico HD yesterday, my first time playing through the game, and I originally beat Shadow of the Colossus back in 2005 on the PlayStation 2. It became one of my favorite games (and the soundtrack is one of the best of all time), so I look forward playing it at a higher resolution and stable framerate. A little while ago I loaded it up while my girlfriend was working next to me, just to do something, and I ended up killing the first three colossi. It's still a fantastic experience that I've yet to see matched.

It's June 1, and I wanted to write something. It's going to be a big month. There's E3, which I mentioned earlier, in which my girlfriend and I got tickets to go see Sony's conference at a theater, an event I've loved going to for the past three years. It'll be the first time I share it with somebody. My 29th birthday will be less than two weeks after that. I'll have one year until 30, something I'm not exactly looking forward to. I have what I call Bad Baby Brain, but what others call ADHD, depression, etc., and it causes me to not do a lot of the things I want to do. But I am getting better, slowly, and I am hoping to have this month be an example of what things look like when I actually, you know, do stuff. We'll see how that goes, though. The first of every month has always been a false start with me. "A new month, a new beginning!" which lasts a few days until I go back to the same old routine of poor social media use and napping.

Wait, I wanted this to be positive! E3 is soon! It's one of the best times of the year! In the words of Roland from Borderlands, "It's like Christmas!" I call it Second Christmas, actually. It makes me happy, gets me inspired, and it's just a great time, especially with all those fantastic gifs people end up making. I usually use it as an excuse to eat like crap, too, but I think I'll just stick to having some popcorn this year.

So in the interest of staying positive, I want to talk about what I have been working on and what I would like to start on this month. I beat and recorded my entire playthroughs of Nier and Nier: Automata, and want to make detailed videos about my experience with those. That's actually one of the reasons I am playing through the Trico trilogy, is because I definitely see similarities with those games. Once I have footage of Shadow of the Colossus and The Last Guardian, I'll get to editing. I also want to officially announce my other YouTube channel, Pure Gameplay, after I spruce it some more and get more complete playthroughs uploaded. I'm also going to focus on selling some of my belongings that I no longer feel the need to keep around, which I'll use to take care of all my credit cards before all the 0% APR windows end. This will mostly consist of my comic book collection, as the vast majority of them I could probably get digitally, and they take up a lot of space and aren't easy to move around. I want to read through each one before I get rid of them, though, so I'll probably be talking about comics a lot on Twitter and such. I especially want to take pictures of some of my favorite ads that I come across, like those old "nerd gets sand kicked in his face by a buff dude at the beach and then gets buff himself and gets revenge" ones that used to appear a lot.

Other things I would like to do: redesign website, optimize YouTube channel, finish YouTube school, and more!

My girlfriend is about to be done with dinner. We just started Fargo (the TV show) since I finally saw the movie the other day (which is great), so maybe we will do that. And then it's time to take down some colossi.

Talk to you soon.

 
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