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First Night With Lordi - All Inclusive

At last, after five years of long waiting for an event I thought would never come, it has finally happened! Last night was the most epic night of my life, the most epic of all the concerts I've been to. Lordi was amazing beyond words and that makes the entire wait worth it. At last I can check off the top item on my bucket list.

So, how was it? I went out of my way to prepare for this concert, even if it meant getting ready and eating early so that nothing would come up to distract me, and that's what I always seem to do when I attend concerts that are general admission for everyone.

We arrived at The Opera House at a reasonable time and surprisingly there was no lineup except a few people hanging outside the doors, so we stood near them chatting for hours until it was time for all VIP attendees to go inside. While most people went for the merchandise stand, I bolted straight for the stage, propped myself up in front center against the railing. I did not budge for the rest of …

The Supermonstars' New Groove

After several weeks of silence, we finally got a hint that something wicked this way was coming.

During the quiet periods, I like to keep my followers engaged on my Lordi fanpage for fans in my continent.

After recording was done, there was a long period of silence and I was anxious to know what was happening. In the past, the band members have sometimes posted teaser images on social media foreshadowing what was to come. This time, there was nothing until Mana made an announcement. I was sitting in class and the instructor just dismissed us for a 5-minute break. I checked online to discover this:

A new era is here! Every time Lordi update their look, I have a little heart attack. It won't be easy moving forward since the last era was the first I saw live, but the future is full of uncharted waters.

There haven't been many photos released yet, but I can sum it up for you: I was surprised as hell given how unique each of their outfits were this time.

OX, oh man he is practicall…

Let's Be Surprised!

While impatiently waiting for more photos of Lordi's new costumes so I can write about it, I bring to you this little rant:

Do you like surprises? I definitely do, but they're not for everyone. There are, in fact, some people on the spectrum who hate being surprised. I'm not sure why, but if it's like your general surprise party, then maybe it's because they like something exactly the way they want it and don't want anything unexpected.

I try not to be too demanding with anything in life, whether its movies, books or bands. People get easily upset if there is something revealed and it isn't precisely what it should be to them.

Over the years and even today I am trying to lower my expectations with anything in life. It isn't easy because my anxiety gets the better of me, especially in my professional life. But, if it's something that isn't in that category, you can expect me to be relaxed.

For example, Nightwish has begun embarking on their 9-mon…


Because no other title is suitable.

Yes, that was the first I came up with when I decided it was time for an update. It's been a few weeks, I haven't blogged since the first week of my time back on campus. I've been facing a minor case of writer's block and occupied with a few other things.

Firstly, thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart for all the views on the story of my third Sabaton concert. (calling it a story because its to amateur-like to be considered a "review") I didn't think it would blow up that much, and this never happens unless I share it in places like that.

Of course, the criticism I despised was when someone said that it was too fangirl-ish which is "super annoying" to read. Well, don't let the door hit you on the way out pal, writing in a fangirl-ish way, without being too rabid, is what makes my writing authentic, and this isn't a professional metal review blog like Loudwire. My blog = my writing style. I don…

Battle Ready for the Third Uprising

WARSAW RISE!!!!! .......and cue the epic riff!

Well, here I am post-gig after Sabaton last night with a sore throat but a happy heart. It felt like only yesterday that I scored a ticket and the gig came up so fast. I had placement to focus on and almost forgot that it was happening until I had more free time. 
I greatly looked forward to seeing them as they are one of those bands holding a special place in my heart, and now, it's my third time. I spent the whole morning and afternoon doing homework, and when I ran out of things to do, I found myself lying around staring at the ceiling waiting until it was close to the time where I could get ready.

Yes it is officially a tradition, I will always wear the complete gear to every Sabaton gig from now on. Fully prepared for battle! Actually, earlier that day I had a nice conversation with whoever runs their Facebook page (probably the webmaster...I think his name is Krister, or maybe it's someone else). I commented saying I was wea…

True Fun is Love for Optimus and a Monsterman - Music of February 2018

Ah February, the shortest  month of the year, but even so, it is always such an eventful month every year for me. There are firstly, two important anniversaries that I celebrate every year that started in the years 2010 and 2012, and there will often be other things that accompany them that follow.

You'll be happy to learn that I have completed my community placement hours and am back in class for the next four weeks. It was a fantastic experience and I already miss being there.

Anyway, once again I wasn't listening to a lot of music this month, and I could have while en route to placement but it was only a 5-minute walk so there's really only time for two songs before I reached the store. I could add another if I took the long way though.

5. Tove Lo - True Disaster

It's been a year since I saw Tove Lo the second time and both times were great. However, last time is a bit more memorable because that's when my mom and went to a nicer venue and ate at the Hard Rock Ca…

Awakening - Architect and Mother

Well here it is, the last Dragon Age: Origins game review article on the expansion pack Awakening. I can't believe I'm already finished it, I was expecting it to last just as long as I was on the main game. It even said on Origin that it would be 80 more hours... LIES! Anyway, it's not that I didn't enjoy this DLC, in fact I did. Once I sat down to write about it however, I had no idea how I was going to do it because I felt like this was a mini version of the main story with new characters and a major plot.

So, why not review it the same way I did for the main game? It just won't be as lengthy this time, so let's get down to business (to defeat the Huns!)

Taking place six months after the battle of Denerim, we return now Commander of the Grey Wardens. Once again, I was able to import my elven mage Warden one last time. You'd think that with the Archdemon dead, the remaining darkspawn would have gone back underground, but nope. Instead they continue to atta…

Monstrous Love

I didn't plan on writing anything this week due to focusing on placement, but decided against that when I realized what day it was today. I woke up this morning with a terrible reflux that I've had since yesterday and it's always the worst in bed. But, I had to remind myself to be happy and work hard.

It's Mr. Lordi's birthday today, my idol whom I love with all my heart. His words and music have taught me to be more confident in myself and not care what anyone thinks of me. I state this too many times to count and I don't write these posts expressing endless admiration for him in hopes that he will see it and say something. I already know that it is highly likely that he won't because he's not an Internet guy! But I write these kinds of posts because I want to and it pleases me. If he DID see it and liked it, well that's a bonus. Most of you who visit regularly know that is one of the things he has taught me!

Every year when his birthday comes, I n…