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Resident Evil: Remastered | GamePlay

Greetings Earthlings! And welcome to GamePlay!!!! *explosion! …. everything is cooler in my mind Today we are doing Resident Evil: Remastered!

*i still don’t know if i should tag spoilers. i mean the game came out in 1996 and the remaster came out four years ago. so spoilers???

Resident Evil (Remastered) is a popular and iconic horror game that came out in 2002. It is a remake of the 1996 game created by Capcom. You can play as either Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine. I decided to play this because I want to play more games and the remastered version of the second game came out. It looked really good and Resident Evil is a very iconic game so I was like why not. So I bought the game and guess what? I sucked. I mean I still finished the game. But I needed my sister to help him for most of it. Literally I tried to play without her and I did a bad job. I kept going in circles until I got tired of dying which was a theme through my time playing this game. IF you have learned anything from my last couple of gameplays then you should know that dying all the time and making huge mistakes is my brand.

I like horror games even though it stresses me out and I can never seem to get through a game without an anxiety attack and my sister’s help. But I always have a good time which is very important. So for this game I decided to play Jill because she is a women in a horror game that came out in the 90s that isn’t sexualized which is awesome. Also she gets cooler stuff then Chris ever does. I don’t think either of some is the better character as I watched by sister play Chris and both of these characters have so many problems. Jill is slow and can die faster. Chris doesn’t have any weapons or any characters to give him stuff. But I enjoyed my time playing Jill. Like every time I play a game, I start pretty good and just get worse and worse from then on. Like I was killing zombies left and right but then I ended up using all of my saves because this game doesn’t do auto save. So you have to use them carefully.

I didn’t know this! So I had no saves for like half the game so when I died I had to redo the same shit over and over again and it was tiring! It help that during this time I had meet up with the bullet cruncher, nightmare that is Lisa Trevor. I hate this chick. She is terrifying. I had nightmares about her after watching her death. And despite killing her i didn’t get the achievement for it! WHICH I’M STILL UPSET ABOUT! She and the zombie dogs were like the worst part of this game. I literally avoid a whole hallway so that I wouldn’t have to see any of the dogs. Look I love dogs in real life. I have three and I want ten all at the same times but not zombie dogs that will kill in an instant. I want dogs that will give me love! NOT FUCKING DEATH! I only died 66 times in this game which I think is good because I just finished Resident Evil 4 and I died 204 times. So as you can see I didn’t get better at games.

I did enjoy this game but I had some problems with the lack of story. Now there is a story to this game but I’m very picky when it comes to games. I like games that give you objectives and what is happening is very clearly. I didn’t really know what to do at some points in this game. Some times I was just wondering around because I wasn’t sure about  what I need to do. I don’t like wondering around games. It’s why I don’t play any opened world games. Those games aren’t my thing. I just wished that this game had been a bit clearer on what I needed to do and where I need to go. I feel like that is my one compliant about this game. I really enjoyed my time playing. It’s fun. Is it my favorite game? No. Did I have a good time? Yes. These games are so much fun that I played Resident Evil 4 and I just bought Resident Evil 2. There is action but not so much that I get overwhelmed and while still being scary and intense but not being cliche or too over the top.

I mean look at horror games like Outlast which focuses a lot on being dark and creepy and ridiculously gross *specifically the second like jesus christ it was so gross. Resident Evil was just zombies, crazy plants, the meg, Liza Fucking Trevor, Red guys, Hunters and that was all I needed. I don’t really want stuff like Outlast. I like games like this and Alien: Isolation where you have different and limited set of villains to face off. SO Resident Evil is a really good horror game in my opinion. I mean I did get annoyed a lot because Jill gets hurt really easily, I didn’t understand why I had to release the Red Guys, why I didn’t an achieve for killing Lisa even though i know it exist because I watched by sister get, door sequences, and the whole keeping track of ink ribbon thing. Other then that though I had a good time.

And that is my gameplay of resident evil! I hope you enjoyed this review. I really enjoyed my time playing this game and I understand why so many people love this game and why it is very iconic in the gaming world. It’s not my favorite game but it’s a lot of fun when i wasn’t stressed out. i hope you enjoyed this post and make sure to look out for more coming your way soon. i posted rants like this every once and a while. look out for more reviews and other random posts. like, comment, and follow for more rants like these! also make sure to follow my social media links.

you know you love fiction,

Grace

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podcast i love!

hello! it’s been a while. like a month and maybe more depending on when i post this. look life is hard and i’m lazy and today i’m talking about podcasts. i’ve been listening to podcasts a lot recently. basically it was announced that one of my favorite podcast probably wasn’t going to have another season and after i relistened to the whole thing, i was sad so i started listening to welcome to night vale again. that became an obsession and i’ll talk about that in a second. then i started listening to more podcast *because i didn’t want to get sick of night vale and i want to tell you guys about them!

LETS BEGIN!

WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE

CREATED JOSEPH FINK AND JEFFERY CRANOR

welcome to night vale follows the local radio station report on all the strange on goings in town. i heard about this show when the first book was coming out and i believe i heard the green brothers talk about it but i didn’t started this show until my ex boyfriend recommended it to me. i really liked it but i got stuck on one episode and didn’t continue until recently. i got past that episode and fell in love! all i could do was listen to it and talk about it. literally i only talked about this on twitter. the writing of this podcast is so creative. this whole show is so creative in general.

GOSSIP

CREATED BY ALLISON RASKIN

gossip follows three friends who meet up and gossip about their town. i found this podcast because i love allison. she wrote one of my now all time favorite books and i love her channel with gaby dunn. this podcast was the one i was talking about earlier so this podcast probably won’t be getting another season which sucks so please listen to it. i love the humor and the story line that is so much fun. the show will go on for like 15 to 20 minutes and then allison will bring on a guest and they will talk about real gossip from their lives growing up. it’s so good guys. you need to give it a listen.

STORYBOX

CREATED BY MIKAYA @mikayatweeting

storybox follows you, the listener, as you go through an interactive journey. this was created by Mikaya who i know from booktube and book twitter. she is the sweetest person ever and i love her. i was looking for more podcasts to listen to when i saw her tweeting about this and i was like i’ll give it a try. this show only has two episodes out and i love it so much! the writing is so beautiful and there is so much mystery to it. there is also a character named after me which was the coolest thing ever! i was freaking out in the car. the atmosphere in this podcast is amazing because its about you and it really makes you feel like this story is really happening. please give it listen its wonderful.

ALICE ISN’T DEAD

CREATED BY JOSEPH FINK

alice isn’t dead follows a women who goes on a road trip looking for her wife. i decided to listen to this because like i said i needed more podcasts and i love night vale so i decided to give it a try. this is real interesting to listen to. it is more horror and thrilling than night vale which i knew before starting but i was still surprised when i started it. literally for the first episode i had my mouth open because of shock. while i don’t love it like i love night vale, i enjoy listening to it because its really good. it is so much fun to listen to even though it can be gross at some time. just give it a try you guys will like it.

DIRECTIVE

CREATED BY DAVID MAGADAN

directive is about a man named frank who is sent to work on a space ship to take care of all the sleeping people. you guys know the movie passenger? it’s like that but take out the creepy stalker stuff and make it good then you have directive. i found out about this podcast because i got a message from their tumblr blog telling me about and i was like hey this sounds cool. i started listening and it is so good! there are only like six episodes and i want more. i don’t know if we will have more because the story line came to a close but i’m very interested to see what else is going on. let me tell you though that final episode was just too emotional. i was freaking out. if you like welcome to night vale you will like this podcast.

THE GREAT WIZARDING WAR

CREATED BY BROADSTROKE PRODUCTIONS

this is a sequel to the fan made film Severus Snape and the Marauders which involves you know snape and the marauders who right at the beginning of the first wizarding war get into a fight. this is all about the aftermath of that video. i really enjoyed the film and i have been looking forward to more films from them. i saw brizzy voices tweet about this and how she is doing a voice for it and i had to check it out. i think my favorite apart about this podcast is the voice acting i general because it is so good. i would finish every episode and remember that this isn’t canon and i would get so upset because this whole podcast is just so good. recommend for any potterhead.

THE BRIGHT SESSIONS

CREATED BY LAUREN SHIPPEN

the bright sessions follows dr. bright, a therapist, and her sessions with people who have abilities. it’s basically x men therapy. if you aren’t hooked up that very sentence than you are crazy because that’s what got me. i love superhero shit or just shit that involves people with powers. and also love when it is mixed with things from real life and not just saving the world and maybe thats a thing but look i’ve only started season two and i didn’t even know i had started season two until two seconds ago. i love how this podcast discuss mental health and superpowers at the time and it is beautiful. this show does have like a real psychiatrist that helps out which is great because if it didn’t do well then i wouldn’t like. definitely check this out.

THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION

i have no idea who created this

the science of deduction follows charlotte holmes, a consulting detective, teach you about deduction. see i can find sherlock holmes stuff anywhere! ANYWHERE! this podcast is a lot of fun as every episode charlotte gives the readers a mystery and leaves clues on social media for you to figure out. it is so fun and interactive. i want there to be more episodes and i don’t know the future of this podcast at the moment. i would love for there to be more and since it seems like we are getting more holmes and watson, i want to see what happens next. if you are a sherlock holmes fan then i recommend this podcast for you.

MY FAVORITE MURDER

CREATED BY GEORGIA HARDSTARK AND KAREN KILGARIFF

my favorite murders follows two girls who love murder and talk about it. my girl allie from alliembooks is always talking about this podcast so i decided to give it a listen because i enjoy learning about true crime. this podcast is a lot of fun to listen to. like i love listening to it when i’m in driving or when i’m doing school. it’s fun. i found out that my cousin and my theatre teacher listen to this podcast which is so cool! i don’t listen to it all the time because i do have some problems with it. sometimes a murder that they will talk about will cause me to have nightmares and i just need to take a break. then sometimes i don’t love how they will talk about mental health and i get angry so i stop listening so that i can calm down. this is a fun podcast to listen to though and if you are a true crime fan then i recommend that you check this out.


well that’s it for this list. i have so many more podcast to talk about but this is already a very long post already so i will just leave it here for now and come back with another list soon! i’m sorry for the lack of post. i’m just very tired all the time. i hope you enjoyed this post and make sure to look out for more coming your way soon. you should follow my book club here and other social media links. i posted rants like this every once and a while. look out for more reviews and other random posts. like, comment, and follow for more rants like these! also make sure to follow my social media links.

you know you love fiction,

Grace

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Why my reading goal for 2019 is only 50 books

Greetings Earthlings! So it’s been awhile since I posted anything. That’s a whole other thing though that has nothing to do with todays posts. I mean it does in a sense but like we aren’t talking about that right now! *shut up grace get to the point! 

I read 384 books in 2018. I know crazy right! Who the hell reads 384 books in 2018. Well me apparently. My goal was 150 because that’s what it has been for the past couple years and every year and I go past that. When 2019 began, I set that same goal as always because you know its what i do and I started doing what I normally do in January which is try to read one book a day for as long as I can. Last year I made it to January 16 before giving up because I had a really bad stress headache. So I made it to four this year because when I was picking up another book I realized that I didn’t want to read every day!

I know! That is so out of character for me because I love reading. I’m also a fast reader so reading fast is a skill I have and I love that I have that skill. Last night when I was staring at my shelf trying to pick a book, I realized that over the past couple of years I have been competing against myself to see how fast I can read and how much I can year. While I do love it, I’m so tired. I just read 384 and I want to just read. I don’t want to compete for a bit. I’ve been putting so much pressure on myself for something that I don’t want to have pressure for. Reading is supposed to take me away from the pressure.

So today I finally decided to bring the goal down for 2019. Instead of 150, my reading goal is only fifty books. I might go over 50 because I’m me but I don’t want to try and read 400 books. One it is my senior year of high school, I just want to enjoy my time. Two I really want to focus on my book this year and getting that published. I feel like having a lower goal will allow me to focus on that. And three, I’m starting college in fall and I have start adulting next year. My brain needs to learn that I’m not always going to have time to read!

It’s 2019 and my reading goal is only 50 books. I won’t change that. I will 2019 to allow me to have more time for friends, writing, this blog, and any other projects that come my way. I will get back this blog in 2019. I can’t guarantee a post every Wednesday but I will try my hardest to post as much as I can. I hope you have a good year!

you know you love fiction,

grace

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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco review!

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m reviewing Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco!

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+B: Had a weird pace and took me a while to like the characters.

“Roses have both petals and thorns, my dark flower. You needn’t believe something weak because it appears delicate. Show the world your bravery.”

I have had this book on my shelve for years. Since like 2016 because I got an arc at ALA and I was really interested in reading it but for some reason it took me two years to pick it up. Like I kept telling myself that I was going to read it and this year I finally told myself that I’m going to read it! So I picked it up and I read it and I really enjoyed this book! This book follows a girl named Audrey who is very smart and wonderful and she starts investigating the crimes of Jack the Ripper with a boy named Thomas who I love and a lot of stuff happens and it is so good!

I was worried about what was going to happen because i have heard mix reviews on this book and I really wanted to like it. But I can honestly say that this book is fun. I mean it is not the best thing out there and there were so moments that honestly had me a bit bored and the writing isn’t flawless but the plot is so interesting. A lot of people said that they were able to call the ending but I wasn’t. I was very sure that the killer was someone else so when the real killer was confirmed I was oh shit what the hell!

Have you guys read this book? If you have what did you think? Did you like it? I hope you guys liked because I thought it was great. I hope you enjoyed this post and make sure to look out for more coming your way soon. You should follow my book club here and other social media links. I posted rants like this once a week every week. Look out for more reviews and other random posts. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

you know you love fiction,

Grace

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Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry Rant/Review!

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m reviewing Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry!

WARNING SPOILERS

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F: Wasn’t a good read and a was a waste of time. Characters were dulled and annoying and so was the plot line.

“Good intentions don’t excuse destroying somebody’s culture. Good intentions don’t excuse anything. We can’t judge dead men by our standards, fine, but we choose who we canonize, and we can do better. Shouldn’t we want to do better?”

So it’s been a while since I posted anything on this blog and when I was getting ready to write this review I realized that it has been a while since I posted anything about books! My last couple posts have been about tv shows! So since I’m now posting again I think it is time we head back to what I’m good at which is ranting about the books I hate! And for this one we have a book that a lot of people love and have called the funniest book they have ever read and that is Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry. This book is about a boy named Michael who is an atheist and he is very angsty because he is a boy in a YA novel and they all have to have problems. Basically his dad got a new job, they moved, and Michael is sent to a Catholic school and he hates it before he steps into it. Then a lot of stuff happens and in a short summary I hate this book.

I didn’t know what to think about this book before I started because I am Catholic and I’m fine reading about other people’s belief because I believe that everyone has a right to believe what they want. But I was worried that this would be a book where Michael was going to be like the one who showed everyone the light about what was really out there and that sounds terrible to me. I believe everyone can believe what other they want but one way is not better then the other. My way isn’t better then yours and yours isn’t better then mine. OKAY! But the more I hear about this book the more it sounded like a book about people with beliefs were coming to together and getting stuff done and that it was gonna have the messages that we can still work together even though we are different. That is not what Heretics Anonymous is about!

This book is supposed about these group of kids who go to a Catholic school but they either aren’t Catholic or don’t agree with everything in the Catholic Church *which is understand able but the group Heretics Anonymous is barely in the book. The book mainly just focuses on Michael who is the most judgmental and annoying and overdramatic character I have ever read about! I hated him so much! His love interest Lucy who is the best thing about this book and she deserves so much better then fucking Michael. I mean she is a feminist that goes to a catholic school and she wants to be a priest but she can’t because she is a women and I wanted her to be happy! Why couldn’t I have read a book about her with no Michael! The book also focuses on Lucy’s friend Avi who is jewish and gay and that seems to be his focus as a character because it felt like every other scene he was talking about how he was jewish and gay. Can we please just have a gay character that is more than the fact that he is gay please!

It wasn’t just that though the story couldn’t decide whether it wanted Michael and Avi to be friends or enemies and so he would nice at times and then there were times where I wanted to punch him in the face. Also when Michael first meets him and he discovers that he is jewish he asks him how jewish is he and it is supposed to be funny but I cringed because who the hell asks someone that! There also a scene where Michael finds out that Avi is gay and he asks if he is attractive to him and I did the biggest eye roll because I thought we were past dumb joke like this! I MEAN ITS 2018! This book also doesn’t really have a plot. Michael is basically an asshole for 300 pages and the club Heretics Anonymous is barely in the book. It’s Michael being a dick, wishing he could have sex with Lucy, hating his parents, being a child, and wanting to take down this school.

Also there are five club members and the book only focuses on three of them. Yeah the other two are interesting characters and I enjoyed them when they were there but they were barely touched on which SUCKED! Max and Eden have a lot going on and we didn’t talk them about them. There were a couple of other characters that weren’t in the club and they were dull as fuck. They were just really cliche and they didn’t add anything to the story. I’m gonna talk about one of my least favorite scenes which is this scene between Michael and Lucy. I don’t remember how it got to this point but basically they are fighting and Michael just yells that Lucy puts too much faith in her mom and too much faith in God and neither of them care about her and I wanted to throw this book across the room! She doesn’t deserve him. She doesn’t. I hate Michael so much!

I think we need to stop this because I’m just repeating myself at this point. Basically I hate this book. It overhyped. It is not funny. It is not entertaining in anyway. Look if you like this book than good for you I’m glad one of us got some entertainment from it. I hope you enjoyed this review and make sure to look out for more coming your way. You should follow my book club here and other social media links. I posted rants like this once a week every week. Look out for more reviews and other random posts. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

you know you love fiction,

Grace

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YOU HAVE TO WATCH LUCIFER!

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m talking about Lucifer!

WARNING SPOILERS

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If you saw my favorite shows for the summer then you saw this show sitting high on the number one spot on that list because I spent my summer just binge watching this show. I like remember when this show first came out and I remember thinking like I don’t think I’m gonna watch that. It just didn’t seem like a show that would be on the air for that long and then my mom started watching it this summer and I watched a couple episodes with her and I really enjoyed it. So I decided to start watching it with my sisters and I really enjoyed watching this show and it is so good and so funny and I loved it. Basically as you can guess from the title of it this show follows Lucifer who is the devil. He has been running hell for years and he decides that he doesn’t want to do it anymore so he and a demon named Maze move to LA. He owns a night club and just makes deals with people and also drinks and has a lot of sex. But when someone that he made a deal with dies, he begins looking for her murderer and then he just starts working for the police.

This show has like the cliche with one person not being a cop who starts working with them and usually I don’t love it because they are just predictable and I can see how you can say this show is predictable but for me the fact that it has a supernatural element to it and the humor is amazing I very much enjoy it. This show is so amazing and wonderful. Lucifer is just so funny and I love him. Tom Ellis was wonderful as Lucifer. I love how he does this character and how he does his lines. He is so amazing. Everyone on this show is so great. I love the relationships between the characters and everything is so great. I love him and Dr. Martin and how for the most part of the show she thinks that he is just making everything a big metaphor and I find it very funny. Then she is just a really funny character and I enjoy having her and everyone else around.

I love his brother. I didn’t know what to think about him at first because he was just kind of there but the more the show went on I really grew to love him. He plays the principle in Season Seven of Buffy and THE MAN DOESN’T AGE! Their mother who is kind of like Mother nature is just so amazing. She has the same humor like everyone else as she is mean and rude and crude and she is amazing at it. I’m very interested to see what will happen next with her character because season two ends with Lucifer letting her go off and like create her own world free from God and then the woman who is she was possessing suddenly reappears. I was unfortunately unable to see what happens next because stupid hulu took season three off and I was very upset! Every other day I will be like I want to watch season three! I need to know what will happen next because I love it.

Lucifer is an amazing show and I’m so happy that isn’t canceled because I love it too much. I can’t wait for it to come onto netflix and I can’t wait to see season three and I’m still mad that hulu fucking took it off before I could finish it. Netflix if you are reading this will you go ahead and post season three so that I can watch it. Please and thank you so much. I love this show and you guys should check it out before the next season comes out. Have you guys watched this show? What did you think of it? Did you like or did you hate it? Let me know! I hope you enjoyed this review and make sure to look out for more coming your way. You should follow my book club here and other social media links. I posted rants like this once a week every week. Look out for more reviews and other random posts. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

you know you love fiction,

Grace

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Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Chat Noir Review | Season 2 EP 8: Gigantitan

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m reviewing the eighth episode of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Chat Noir season two!

WARNING SPOILERS

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Once again we aren’t doing non spoiler stuff because it is just too much work for me just to say something that I will clearly say in more detail later. Look I’m a lazy person okay! Leave me alone. If you don’t know I have been reviewing all the Miraculous episodes in season two that have been put on Netflix. I have been most of them. I do one on the last Friday of every month. I’m not going to link them all because I have gotten very lazy over the past couple of months and I don’t want to do it anymore even though it takes up much of my word count so then I will like I did more work then I really did. But we are not here to talk about how much time and effort I put into my work what are you my teacher? *you are then please leave this is awkward. 

Okay so here we are talking about another Miraculous episode. So last time we talked was about Dark Owl which was a heavy episode. There was an almost reveal and a moment where Marinette almost got her miraculous taken away from her. EVERYTHING WAS CRAZY! So of course we go from a very intense episode to honestly a very very funny one because this episode is just crazy. Crazy stupid that is but in a good way. So in this episode the villain is a baby that accidentally gets akamaized after Hawkmoth’s attempts to akamized the Gorilla fail. Yeah that’s the episode. It is insane and it is so funny because the villain is a fucking baby. Like watching Hawkmoth being so upset through out this episode was just the funniest thing because he is trying to control a baby that has turned into a giant.

The baby just wants a lollipop and he is sucking on everything that looks like a lollipop and it is the funniest thing. Meanwhile in the being of the episode the girls were trying get Marinette to ask out Adrien and they are all running through the park trying to escape the giant baby that has taken over the streets and help Ladybug because it’s a fucking giant baby. I’m sorry this episode is so random and crazy and I honestly love it. It makes no sense and it is pointless but honestly it is so much fun. Like that is all it is. It just fun. It has nothing to do with the plot and it doesn’t tell else anything about what is happening. A baby just got really big and he wanted a fucking lollipop and he cries a lot and that’s it.

I don’t know what else to say because this episode is just so stupid and I love it because it is just ridiculous. I think that’s it for my review for this episode. IF you would like for me to review the next ones then let me know. Also I have not seen the rest of season two and please don’t leave spoilers in the comments or on my social media thank you very much. I will be watching the rest of season two when it airs and you should to. Have you guys seen season two yet? If you have what did you think? You should follow my book club here and other social media links. I posted rants like this once a week every week. Look out for more reviews and other random posts. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

you know you love fiction,

Grace

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Bookclub: Epic Adaptations