Head Above Water

Jonathan / 19 / South Africa. Waiting for ORAS. Still not over the HIMYM finale. Listening to lots of Aaron West and Say Anything right now. Not a cool kid.

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After some trial and error, I just bought an album off Bandcamp for the first time. It’s Chumped’s ‘That’s the Thing is Like…’ EP, it’s $2, and it’s worth the money. Hot 97 Summer Jam and Vices are killer songs.

To-do list for this next week:

  • Get assignments done ASAP
  • Finish reading the Attack on Titan manga
  • Play through Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus
  • Finish watching season 2 of Da Vinci’s Demons
  • Record Day 553 on guitar, add drums and see how it sounds
  • Watch the alternate HIMYM finale
  • Watch the video that reveals the truth behind The Pineapple Incident
  • Get Gerard Way’s new album
  • Finish reading The 10P.M. Question
  • Read Broken Monsters
  • Buy new shoes for work
  • Find some new music on Bandcamp
I’ve gotta get myself some Toothlessite.

I’ve gotta get myself some Toothlessite.

I was halfway through writing a post about all the negative thoughts I’ve been having this weekend, but forget that; I’m going to focus on being more positive instead. I’m going to get out more, play more music and try my best to be happy. Hell, I might even start writing again.

I spent the whole of yesterday on a maths assignment, and today I’m going to a spring ball. Party hard.

A to Z is quite a cute little show. Cristin Milioti was great in the pilot, and it’s gonna be interesting to see how the season plays out.

It’s been 8 years to the day since Steve Irwin died.  Of all the celebrity deaths in recent years, I think his stands out to me the most. RIP in peace.

Day 553

I completely reworked one of my songs from last year. It’s now in 4/4 time, it’s a lot more driven and energetic, and it’s much happier than before. I’m pretty proud of how it turned out. It doesn’t have a second guitar or bass yet, but I’ll save that for another day.

As always, comments and feedback are appreciated.

I passed my driving test today. Vroom vroom.

I passed my driving test today. Vroom vroom.

It’s been a slow two weeks. Here’s what’s been happening:

- Work’s been alright. I was considering becoming a permanent employee this week, but I think I’ve ultimately decided against it. The extra money would be nice, but I’d be spending a lot more time at work as well.

- University’s getting more difficult. My programming modules are alright, but linear algebra is becoming incredibly tough; I’m considering dropping it until next year.

- I’ve got a driving test on Tuesday. I made a stupid mistake the first time around and failed, so hopefully this time goes better - the lessons are getting expensive.

- We got four zebra finches just over a week ago, and they’re pretty nice. They just chirp and sit around being cute.

- I’ve (slowly) started reading again. I read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time a few days ago (meh), and I’m crawling through A Clash of Kings again. Gotta get to Lady Stoneheart.

- Music-wise, I’ve been listening to Say Anything a lot, mostly to …Is A Real Boy. Alestorm’s new album is really good, so I’ll probably give that a proper listen in this coming week.

- I’ve reworked one of my songs from last year; I’ve changed the timing from 6/8 to 3/4 and made it more energetic. I’m gonna tab it out sometime and then I’ll upload it on here afterwards.

- As far as shows go, I’ve started watching Akame ga Kill and Da Vinci’s Demons, which have both been really impressive so far. I’ve got to find the time to watch season 2 of Da Vinci’s Demons.

- I bought the demo J-board from work today. It’s got some wear and tear, but it was discounted by about 70% and it works fine, so I don’t mind.

- I found out that I can buy things online using my bank card earlier, and since then I’ve bought a PS2 to USB controller converter and two ebooks. I reckon I’ll be spending a lot more time on eBay now.

That’s about it for now. Not much has really happened this month. It’s been a cycle of work, university and trying to find things to do in my free time. If anything interesting does happen though, I’ll be sure to post it on here.

We’ve had five mega Pokemon announced in the last five days; that’s pretty crazy.

  • Mega Lopunny - Meh. I don’t really like Lopunny. It looks better than regular Lopunny though.
  • Mega Audino - It’s an improvement, and an interesting choice for a mega.
  • Mega Salamence - Its wings look ridiculous, and it’s not what I was expecting Mega Salamence to look like, but it’s grown on me. Nyoom.
  • Mega Slowbro - I like the Beyblade Pokemon, and you should too. It still has the derpy look that Slowpoke and Slowbro have, which is nice.
  • Mega Altaria - It looks amazing. My favourite of the five new mega Pokemon. It has dragon/fairy typing, a useful ability and it’s an incredibly happy and cute cloudbird. The fanart’s been great so far as well. 10/10.

The ORAS hype is real.

Childhood dream accomplished.

How to give her the D

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