Welcome to the third edition of ‘Sunday Sharing’. These posts are all about the things I’ve been loving lately including TV, music, gaming, blogs and other interesting links. Please feel free to share what you’ve been enjoying in the comments.
Mr Robot My partner finally persuaded me to watch one of his favourite shows and now that I’ve binged the entire first season and made a start on the second, I regret not getting into Mr Robot much sooner! It’s such a spectacularly written show and manages to keep you on the edge of your seat all the time. Rami Malek is an outstanding actor (which reminds me, I still need to see him as Freddie in Bohemian Rhapsody!)
Synopsis: Young, anti-social computer programmer Elliot works as a cybersecurity engineer during the day, but at night he is a vigilante hacker. He is recruited by the mysterious leader of an underground group of hackers to join their organization. Elliot’s task is to help bring down corporate America, including the company he is paid to protect, which presents him with a moral dilemma.
If you’re looking for an intense and mysterious thriller with an array of interesting characters, I highly recommend binging Mr Robot over the Christmas period.
‘Illidan: World of Warcraft’ by William King I’m a little late to the party with this book in the Warcraft series, as it was the prelude to the Legion expansion from over 2 years ago. However, I’m really enjoying it so far particularly as I’m learning more about Illidan Stormrage, one of my favourite Warcraft characters, while also beginning to better understand Demon Hunters, my class of choice in WoW.
Far Cry: New Dawn was unveiled this week and it looks absolutely stunning. Although I’m surprised that another Far Cry game has been announced so soon after FC5 (I still need to catch up and play it), I’m really looking forward to New Dawn.
I stumbled upon Nolletra’s stunning portrait of the heroes of World of Warcraft on Twitter this week. The artists of the Warcraft community are so talented.
Welcome to the second edition of ‘Sunday Sharing’. These posts are all about the things I’ve been loving lately including TV, music, gaming, blogs and other interesting links. Please feel free to share what you’ve been enjoying in the comments.
Although I haven’t been watching much TV this week, I’ve had a blast attending some concerts over the last few evenings.
Green Haze in Cardiff This was the second time I went to see the UK’s number one Green Day tribute band after loving their show the first time around. As a hardcore Green Day fan, I was a bit sceptical the first time I went to one of their shows but I was really impressed. They pay tribute to my favourite band so accurately and I wouldn’t hesitate to attend one of their shows again in future for an affordable and fun punk rock night out.
Skindred in Cardiff Following catching their energetic set at Reading Festival earlier this year, I have become quite the fan of Skindred. I love that their musical style mixes heavy metal and reggae with a bit of punk, hip hop and dancehall too. They are a rather unique band and put on a truly incredible show full of energy, love and even laughter. The Cardiff show of their That’s My Jam UK tour was even better than their Reading Festival set as the rather small Tramshed venue was a lot more intimate and personal. It was a brilliant night full of singing, dancing and great beer!
‘Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War’ by Christie Golden This beautifully written book in the Warcraft series takes place following the events of the Cataclysm. It focuses on Jaina Proudmoore and the events before and after Theramore’s fall. Jaina has always been my favourite Warcraft character but this book made me love her even more. It shows the strengths and weaknesses of her character and made me realise she is likely the most relatable character in Warcraft, due to her human reactions to tragedy. I urge all Warcraft fans to read this book, especially those who criticise Jaina’s character – it might just make you look at Jaina from a different perspective.
Diablo 3 I’ve recently started playing Diablo 3 again since it had been a ridiculously long time since I last played. I forgot just how much I adore this game. I’ve started from scratch and am playing a seasonal Demon Hunter which I’m really enjoying so far. (I’m still hopeful for Diablo 4 announcement in the near future…)
Planet Coaster I’ve been meaning to give Planet Coaster a try for quite a while to fill the Rollercoaster Tycoon shaped void in my life.The newest game in the RCT series was not well received by critics and fans alike, whereas I’ve heard a lot of positive things about Planet Coaster. So far it seems a lot more complex than the RCT games and will take a lot of learning for sure, but I’m really enjoying the more modern take on the classic theme park tycoon genre. I’m looking forward to getting stuck in over the coming weeks.
I’ve been following the ‘Games That Define Us’ series being run by Normal Happenings lately and I particularly enjoyed the pieces on World of Warcraft and BioShock, two of my favourite games ever.
Half Baked Harvest’s recipe for one pot chicken and sage dumplings looks absolutely delicious! I’m really tempted to give the recipe a try as it looks like the perfect comfort food for the dark, cold days we’ve been having lately.
Jerianie’s Instagram feed is always so gorgeous but I’m especially loving her photos lately from her trip to Japan. Just look how colourful and autumnal her feed is!
Introducing a new series to my blog, in which I share my favourite discoveries from the past week.
These posts are all about the things I’ve been loving lately including TV, music, gaming, blogs, articles and other interesting links. Please feel free to share what you’ve been enjoying in the comments.
Daredevil Season 3 I absolutely love Daredevil, especially as it doesn’t feel like traditional Marvel. It feels more like an intense drama series. Season 3 is by far the best season so far;the writing was incredible, the acting was outstanding, and Kingpin is one of the most terrifying villains in any show. I’d recommend this show to anyone who enjoys Netflix originals, whether you’re a Marvel fan or not.
American Horror Story: Apocalypse The eighth season of AHS recently came to a close, and despite many fans being critical of the last couple of seasons, it seemed that the writers went back to the true AHS style we all know and love with Apocalypse. Not only did we see the return of the witches from Coven, but the queen of AHS herself Jessica Lange made an appearance after leaving the series many years ago. Apocalypse has left me feeling hungry for more AHS and I can’t wait to find out what the theme of the ninth series will be.
The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking I recently finished reading this adorable little book written by the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. The book provides an insight into the Danish tradition of ‘hygge’ and I found it to be a delightful read for this time of year – especially while cuddled up in a blanket with candles lit nearby. I could imagine reading this book again in future when I’m in need of a little ‘pick me up’ and I’m also very tempted to try some of the traditional Danish recipes featured.
Overwatch The newest hero Ashe, leader of the criminal Deadlock Gang, was released this week much to players’ surprise as she was very recently announced at BlizzCon. I absolutely love everything about Ashe; her abilities and play style, her look and of course her sidekick B.O.B! The release of a new hero always gets me hooked on Overwatch and as well as trying out Ashe, I’ve really been enjoying playing Competitive Deathmatch over the last few days.
I’m sure everyone has already seen it by now, but a teaser trailer for Toy Story 4 was released this week. Toy Story has long been my favourite film series so I’m ridiculously excited for the film’s release in Summer 2019.
If your day needs brightening, check out this hilariously cute video of a Labrador attempting to steal a smaller dog!