What's up, guys & girls? :) As you can see, it has been a while since I've made a good, proper, noteworthy, long blog post that actually informs of what's been going on with me and stuff. So, I'll take my time on this one and use this opportunity to tell you about all sorts of stuff I've wanted to update my profile with, but haven't been able to/forgot to/didn't have time/or some other reason. :P Okay then, let's get on with it. But before I go more in depth with my thoughts and updates, I just want to write some things related to my recent birthday celebration (well, obviously it's not some kind of festival, I'm just saying celebration since people celebrate birthdays and it would be weird to write this sentence with just birthday… yeah, got carried away, sorry about that). :lol: Anyway, so they're related to the recent celebration of my birthday which took place on the 27th of October which is - obviously - the date of my birth and the day on which the Earth stood still, as it knew a genius was born… (Genius of confusion) :lol:
Anyway; so I got plenty of cool stuff for my birthday - from both friends and family. It was a fun day and, well, just awesome. :D Unlike what some people do, I am not going to list all the things I got. Even though they are really cool, here I will talk about only one: a very special book. :) As you may know (if you read my review of Metro 2033 which has been posted a good while ago), I've fallen in love with the PC version of the game entitled 'Metro 2033'. It was a 10/10 game for me, even though it is obviously not perfect for everyone. I adored it so much; I decided to get the book which that fantastic game was based on.
So I get the English version (translated, as the original is Russian) of the novel Metro 2033. I read the book in chapters, trying to keep myself from reading more than two chapters a day, so that it lasts me for 10 days (it had 20 chapters btw, just in case any of you out there are not good with basic maths). :P I finish it and I end up loving it as well, perhaps even more so than the game. Since then, I've always wanted Metro 2034 (the sequel novel of Metro 2033), and it was one of the things I received as a present for my birthday. :D I read 2033 in English, but since 2034 has not yet been translated to English, I got the Polish translated version of that one. It turned out that this book is just as good, if not even slightly better! Even though I've also TRIED to keep myself from reading more than two chapters a day so that it lasts for longer, I'm already at the beginning of the sixteenth chapter (and the book has only eighteen, plus very short prologue & epilogue).
So I'd like to recommend both of these novels to everyone (even if you're not that much into books - I'm not that much of a reader myself, yet I absolutely loved Metro 2033 and the same so far with Metro 2034 plus I'm almost at the end). Sadly, all of you native English-speaking people out there will not be able to get 2034, :( but you should still get 2033. Both of them are amazing though and Metro 2034 has been translated from Russian into more languages than just Polish (I think it has been released in Spain, France, Germany and a few other countries in Europe as well). :) Anyway, let's move on to other things.
I've pre-ordered Skyrim and I simply can't wait for it anymore. :x I've heard of the intro, character creation and first 23 minutes of gameplay in one leaked video but I don't want any spoilers of the experience, so I've restrained myself from looking for it on the web… it was not an easy task. :lol: I will definitely start making videos (for 'Gaming For Dummies') of Skyrim as soon as it's out, so please check them out when they're ready. ;) By the way, I might also make some videos of DC Universe Online, since that MMO has recently gone free-to-play and caught my eye.
Alright, there's one last thing I wanted to write about in this blog… manliness. Don't worry, it's not what it sounds like and there are no stupid, sexist jokes to be found here. :P I've just been wondering, how not-manly I am compared to my friends. And I don't mean physical build. I'm the tallest of my friends, I have a stubble even though I'm only fifteen-years-old, I've got a deeper voice than my colleagues etc. I mean it in terms of behaviour and habits.
My colleagues fart… this is something I detest and find so sickening that I simply can't do it anymore and haven't been able to for years. My colleagues belch… I also find this disgusting and taught myself not to ever do it and I almost never do (with exceptions, such as when I can't hold it in and I've had too many carbonated drinks - but I never ever do it for fun or entertainment, and I don't even know how to do it loudly). My colleagues are, frankly, quite a bit sexist towards women… I can laugh at sexist jokes (when they're jokes and the subject of the joke is either laughing or not present and the joke isn't horrible but just a joke… how many times have I used the word joke here?), but I often feel very bad when I'm with my friends and they say something chauvinist to a girl.
To be honest, it's just the general lack of manners that they seem to lack. And I find myself in a difficult situation, often being the "gentleman" when compared to my male friends, when most of the females my age find guys who are inpatient and start flirting early & abruptly. It's like my type of personality is outdated. :lol: Actually, I can only remember flirting with only two girls in my whole life so far, when others have been going at it - polishing the charismatic skills they'll need for the future. xD So what am I? A better person? A worse person? Are these not the psychological habits of "true men", the habits that I do not possess? It's just a thought I've had on my mind lately, I don't really know what made me write it here but oh well, at least I have something to share from life here and it made this blog post a good bit longer. :D
I guess that'll be all for now. Once again, I must apologize for the lack of reviews lately - believe me, I want to write more of them even more than any of you want to read them. :lol: But I find myself short of time or busy with other things lately. I hope I'll be able to release some reviews, but I can't promise anything. :(
Thanks for reading & enjoy your morning/day/afternoon/night etc. etc. ;)
UPDATE: I started writing this blog a few days ago but I was interrupted and had to save & close it down. Now that I've got it again, here's a short update related to the outdated things in the blog post above:
- Metro 2034 is amazing. I've finished reading it and it's a pretty gloomy book… then again, so is Metro 2033. I think 2033 has more political themes in it than 2034, but the sequel has more philosophical themes than 2033. Also, 2034 takes slightly longer to get very interesting as opposed to Metro 2033, which almost instantly hooked me in. However, in the end, I cannot decide which one of the novels is better - they both really had an impact on me.
- I've downloaded DC Universe Online and have already played it for a bit. I'm at level 10 with my main character and it's been very fun so far. :D However, I decided that I won't make any vids of it. Not because the game is bad - far from it, it's actually very good - I just can't be bothered. :P