People, CAUTION, everyone. There are spoilers, and I only bring this up because I spoil some plot points in the book that were skipped over.
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Here we are folks, the season finale. One thing I kept remembering while posting these little recaps is that someone is going to die at the end. This is where all the buildup is leading to. Something bad is gonna happen at this Trivia Night and, ironically, there was no trivia at all. Just a drunk talent show.
Continue reading “Big Little Lies S1 07: Somebody’s Dead”
Meet Harper, she’s a terrible person. She started a petition, likely on change.org, to have Ziggy suspended from school after he bullying allegations. Also she has no proof, so she ends up looking like an idiot. Don’t be like Harper.
Anyway, in this episode of Big Little Lies things are starting to reach the boiling point. Celeste gets fed up with Perry, Jane and Renata come to blows and Abigail’s secret project comes to light. Let’s get started.
Continue reading “Big Little Lies S1 06: Change.org fixes everything.”
In this episode of Big Little Lies, we start to divert from the book a little. Everyone’s plots become more intense. We have Madeline and her secret affair with Joesph (the theatre director). Ziggy and Jane are still dealing with the people in this awful town. Renata is struggling to keep sane while trying to find the culprit/Amabella’s bully. And Celeste’s visits with the therapist continues as the therapist finds out more about Celeste’s situation.
It’s another exciting, drama filled episode so let’s get to it!
Continue reading “Big Little Lies S1 05: Understanding in a Car Crash”
It’s always hard when a kid leaves their nest to live with their other parent. Being a child of divorce I looked forward to seeing my mom, but I only stayed 2-3 weeks at most (out of the year) just because we would start to butt heads after a bit, I never did permanently move there until I graduated college and went for my Bachelors (cheaper to live with parents). We still butted heads and I moved with my sister.
Anyway, Abigail officially moves in with Nathan, which makes Madeline upset. Nathan and Madeline decided to have a quick lunch together to see about having a group dinner between the two families and it goes from 0 to finger pointing in a matter of seconds. They’re both equally annoying. I don’t see how Ed and Bonnie deal with them. It really is best to have Ed and Bonnie as mediators.
Continue reading “Big Little Lies S1 04: When Doves Cry”
I find it fitting to title this post after the song that was featured in this episode (Dreams by Fleetwood Mac). The theme of this episode is loneliness (the word used many times in the song). We all experience it sometime, and the main four characters experience loneliness in some way. We have Madeline who fears that she’s losing her daughter, the daughter she raised while no one else was there to help. We have Renata, who might be successful career-wise but doesn’t have any close friends. We have Celeste and her issues with Perry, and no one to turn to for help. And we have Jane (with Ziggy), who is up against the cruel world.
I’ve noticed (with rewatching this series) that a lot of the big thematic parts in the book are downplayed a lot in the book, or it might have been my imagination. One of the big plot points in this episode is, you guessed it, Amabella’s birthday party. We see Renata go as far as extend an olive branch to Madeline by spending this exorbitant amount of money (a freaking trip to Disneyland) so that they can come to her daughter’s birthday party, and she’ll even invite Ziggy to the party as well.
Madeline, being the stubborn person though, refuses to admit defeat (even when her daughter advises that a trip like that might actually be fun). But with everything going on, especially with the possibility of Avenue Q being canned, she says no. This was when I started to kinda feel bad for Renata. She’s super successful with her job, but doesn’t have any close friends, only followers. There’s also her sleaze-ball of a husband, Gordon. More on that later.
Continue reading “Big Little Lies S1 03: Dreams”
More drama, more f-bombs and more threats are abound in this episode of Big Little Lies. The police confessions appear less as we start to see the drama bomb still burning the fuse.
The central theme to the episode is Renata throwing a birthday party for her daughter and everyone is invited but poor Ziggy. I remember when I was a kid, a similar situation happened to me (2nd grade). There was this popular kid who invited everyone except for me. Word got out that they were a piece of shit, things backfired on him, he gave me invitation even though I didn’t want to go so I threw the invitation in the trash. Problem solved.
I would have been made fun of anyway if I went because kids are jerks. I love that this series has the adults acting like children.
Continue reading “Big Little Lies S1 02: The One”
Mystery, murder, California moms, flashing lights and an apparent subscription to all of the indie playlists from Apple Music. These phrases best describe the first episode of HBO’s, “Big Little Lies.”
Having read the book and with the new season coming out next week on HBO, I decided to do a daily episode recap in anticipation for the new season to start. I loved the book and I’m aware that the plot is now in uncharted territory.
There’s also Meryl Streep. What more can you ask for? Anyway, on to the plot.
Continue reading “Big Little Lies S1 01: My New Friend Jane”
The older I get the more I’m gravitating more towards text based games. It all started when I got my PS-Vita. I played a few of those types, most notably Sweet Fuse and Steins;Gate. Another game I played, and fell in love with was a little indie game called VA-11 HALL-A: A Cyberpunk Bartender Action.
The plot follows Julianne Stingray (or Jill for short), our bartender, and the gameplay part has her making drinks for patrons. Each patron has their own unique story and most will return during the 19 day cycle. Some patrons will be direct with their orders, some have a regular drink and others want a certain flavor. It’s fun mixing drinks and with some drinks, you can choose how much alcohol (if any) you want to put in.
As suggested from the start of the game…
This game is best played getting comfortable. Grab some drinks, some snacks, and enjoy!
Continue reading “VA11-HALL-A: Taste the Future”
Whenever I think of Nintendo, my first thoughts are Mario, fun 2-D games and more Mario, maybe throw in some Mario Kart. I also think of their handheld systems that usually outlast the actual consoles (I see you there 3DS, keep at what you’re doing).
One of my favorite types of games are RPGs, with my favorite series being Xenosaga. So when I bought my 3DS (3 years ago), one of my first purchases was Xenoblade Chronicles. I was looking forward to the game, but it was different from any other RPG that I previously played. There were no items to heal my characters, no MP. Abilities had loading times so I couldn’t just storm into a battle and beat all the bad guys around me.
I would go into battles unprepared and get my ass kicked.
I also thought the mechanic that a boss would one hit kill you, so you had to use some pre-emptive measures, was a dumb mechanic (figured out I was under-leveled, but more on that later).
I stopped playing because I couldn’t grasp the game mechanics. And it frustrated me because I knew there was a good game waiting under this layer of strange.
Continue reading “Xenoblade Chronicles: A Saga of Hate and Love.”
I’m back with another installment of Late to the Party. Since the last time I posted, I have moved apartments and also started a new position where I work, so a lot has been happening.
But now that work has settled down and I got into the swing of the work transition, I finally found some time to catch up on some video games. I’ve been slowly playing the Switch more, and also playing less of the PS4 and PS Vita.
Continue reading “Late to the Party: The Lego Tragedy”