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5 fandom friday

5 Fandom Friday: Things I’ve Bought But Haven’t Read/Played/Watched Yet

I initially had a hard time thinking of 5 things that I had purchased, but still hadn’t gotten around to reading/playing/watching.  Of course, once the superficial search was over, I realized I have a bit of these hiding in the recesses of my mind & shelves.  Without further ado…

images via Amazon.com

images via Amazon.com

  1. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros (PS4)
    I have been a fan of the Metal Gear series for a better part of my life.  I’m pretty sure my sniper preference has something to do with the sneaking this game promotes.  I bought this as one of the first games when I bought myself the PS4 for my birthday … back in September 2014.  Still haven’t even loaded it, I’m ashamed to admit.  I got sucked into Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag & then Destiny.  All of that, plus work, means I haven’t been in the needed headspace to embark in the symphony of destruction that is Metal Gear Solid.  I have high hopes for the springtime!
  2. Orphan Black (TV)
    Season 1 is sitting in my Amazon Prime queue, taunting me.  I’ve seen the same episode at least 5 different times, but still haven’t seen the entire season.  The episode that seems to be the only one that airs on TV when I seem to catch it is the on with the club where the do human “upgrades”.  I really liked the flow of the show & am amazed at Tatiana Maslany’s acting ability.  I have a long trip coming up, so I should try & download the season in order to watch them on the plane or at the airport.
  3. Dorothy Must Die (Book)
    I heard about this book last year & bought it from the Kindle store … also back in September 2014.  I guess the birthday rush got to me.  I don’t know what to say; I can also use this as a much needed distraction during long airport waits during my upcoming trip.
  4. FIFA 15 (PS4)
    I wrote about my hesitation in playing FIFA games in the past in a previous post, but one of my good friends is all about this game & just got a PS4.  I downloaded the demo to see if we could play online together.  I must confess that I haven’t loaded it yet.  The idea of this game still stresses me out.
  5. Yes Please (Book)
    This book by Amy Peohler has been on my mind as a book I want to read for a very long time & yet I don’t know why I haven’t actually gotten around to reading it.  Again, it sits on my digital bookshelf awaiting my attention. I love Amy Peohler.  I need to make a point of remembering to read this when I get some free time, instead of remembering I want to read it when I am absolutely swamped (classic!).

So, that is that.  I’ve revealed my procrastination to the interwebs.

Check out last week’s #5FF: Fictional Characters That I Ship & be on the look out for next week’s topic: Character’s I Would Name My Kids After.

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Geek Out: World Cup 2014

As you probably already picked up from previous posts, I played soccer all the way through high school.  I would practice with the local boys’ team when I was a young girl, since there were no girls teams for me to join.  Unfortunately, due to some regulation or something, I was unable to actually play in any of the games.  I started off as a midfielder, but when I was finally able to play on my middle school’s girl’s JV team, I was recruited as the goalie.  Mostly because there was no one else, but I really took to the position.  I played goalie 3 years in JV & then all 4 years of high school.

As a goalie, soccer video games generally are no fun & much too stressful for me.  I don’t get the thrill of playing as Messi, because I still think about the game as a goalie.  FIFA video games are, therefore, not my favorite; it’s simply too much anxiety.  I was able to enjoy FIFA Street, however, because it was so different.

So what does any of this have to do with the World Cup, you might ask.  Well, while I may not enjoy playing soccer video games that simulate real play, I absolutely love watching  well played soccer.  The World Cup, in particular, has always been fun for me.  I watch every match.  I’m from Mexico, so obviously El Tri is a favorite, but I am also excited about the USA.  Actually, thanks to USA beating Panama during qualifying, Mexico squeaked into the World Cup.  Good looking out, USA!

I have been very pleased with Mexico’s play during the Group Stage, especially that of goalie Guillermo “Memo” Ochoa.  As a fellow goalie, it is thrilling that he won Man of the Match in the match against Brazil.  He absolutely deserved it because no goalie has shut-out Brazil so far.Ochoa Man of the Match

Not to be outdone, USA goalie Tim Howard received the same honor for his performance in the game last night against Portugal.  The first goal he let in was tragic: he slipped on the wet field ( or “pitch” for my British friends) right before the goal was kicked.  But his play during the entire game, rightly earned him the Man of the Match.Tim Howard - Man of the MatchToday’s Group A & B matches ensured that Brazil (1A) faces Chile (2B) & Netherlands (1B) faces Mexico (2A) in the next round.  I am excited to see the next USA game later this week.  Check back for my reaction to the games this week in a post later this week!  For now, all I can say is “Goooooooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!”