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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 that is unlikely 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 not only wish him happ…

Angaran Affection Among Bubbles

I've been writing so much this weekend due to how busy the second week of placement was, especially Friday. But I felt part of the team doing the full amount of work that the pharmacy team handled!

Anyway, I've got another dream to write about and this'll probably be my last post for a couple of days as I am going into the third week of placement, and this is where things get real.

Sabaton or Jaal, that's what my brain makes me dream about. It may be constant, but it still makes me happy. I can see why I dream frequently about Jaal because he is the most romantic out of all my fictional crushes. I haven't shared all of my dreams about him because I either do not remember, or they are too revealing!

In this dream, Jaal and I were already in a relationship and I remember us standing by the lake and his arms were around me from behind. There was no waterfall for some reason which kind of pisses me off, because all it would need is that and it would look just like that…

Witches, Golems, and Songs - DA Origins DLC Minis

I haven't done one of these in a while. In fact, the last time I recall writing one of these mini reviews was when I binge-watched the Clone Wars in the summer of 2015. Why write about each season when you can merge it all into one?

So, this article is about the little add-ons that Dragon Age: Origins give us. Some of them are connected to the original story, while some just offer a fun side mission to distract you for a little bit. That is the reason why I'm just doing little snippet thoughts about each of them, and there are seven of them, so let's get this thing started!

The Stone Prisoner

Whenever I get a DLC that involves a recruitment, I complete it ASAP. Basically, this DLC is where you recruit the golem Shale and it is definitely worth your time. I had to help her former master (using the "she" pronoun for Shale because she was once a female dwarf who volunteered to become a golem if you didn't know that) from a demon threat. Unfortunately I couldn'…

Educational Metal

I love how whenever something Sabaton-related is coming up in my life, my brain decides that it's time to have a dream about them. They seem to be the band that I dream about the most despite my "best" efforts to dream about other bands more. But it makes me happy anyway to have these Sabaton dreams.

If there is one location a lot of my dreams take place at, it's the gym at my elementary school. The last time I set foot in it was for a concert long after I had graduated and the place felt so much smaller to me. There were two basketball nets and a stage and sometimes in those dreams, bands I love would come and play there for the kids and parents. But, I would show up in  my full band gear to see them, even if I was no longer a student at that school.

The kids would be scared but not with Sabaton. They are after all...... educational! Parents may lash about metal being evil, violent, and encouraging bad behavior (unless they are Metalheads themselves). But, if the ba…

The Found Battalion

It's only Tuesday but it's no matter. I really should share something to brighten up my spirits.

Given where things are going in the next few months, I don't know how much time I will have for concerts, so I have made a vow to choose them wisely for the rest of my life because I still love concerts, but if I'm busy, I don't go unless I really want to.

So, yay! Sabaton is coming back this year on the 1st of March, and them being one of those top bands for me, I cannot miss them. Third time's the charm! Who knows, maybe I'll leave the gig as a new fan of Kreator too. But for now, I'm stoked for Sabaton and they'll be playing at the same venue I first saw them at. I've got flashbacks from 2015 the night I became a fan of them.

I was also hoping to see Iced Earth the same month, but unfortunately their show is on the same day as my first day at hospital placement. Even if my hours there turn out to lead to an early finish for the day, I would prefer…

Dragon Age: Origins - Blighted Civil War

Ah, I'm still hooked onto the world of Thedas, so I'm definitely excited to writing another Dragon Age review. I wish I did start with this game in this universe, but since I wasn't the greatest at that particular gameplay, I probably wouldn't have pursued the franchise even further.

So, this is Origins, which isn't as long as Inquisition and in an older form of BioWare's RPG style. Some say, that this is the classic type of RPG gaming. Again, this review is based off of my first playthrough and it won't match everyone's experience or future playthroughs I do of this game.

Our story begins and takes place only in Ferelden this time. There are things that I had heard about in Inquisition that I didn't understand, but this game simplifies them. Your character gets their own origin story depending on which class you choose. In this case, I decided to do things a little differently and made my character an elven mage. After passing a rite called the Har…

Be Gone Darkspawn!

Good morning!

Strange how I'm here writing and publishing in the morning. I always seem to work on my articles earlier in the day and then publish them in the evening when I make time for it.

Ever since I started placement, I would make a habit of gaming for about an hour before I leave. In fact, yesterday morning, I came so close to finishing Dragon Age: Origins, I had already started the final battle in Denerim with Alistair, Leliana, and Wynne by my side, but before I could storm the castle, I had to leave for placement, forcing myself to resume the battle last night.

No matter, yeah I beat the game last night. I'm surprised really, I only started it on New Year's Eve and here I am already a month later and I'm finished. This is probably the first RPG game in the older days of BioWare with serious RPG and tactical combat that I've managed to complete. It's definitely shorter than Insquisition, and there were some dark moments and definitely parts that made m…