What’s New – November 2015

When it comes to video games, this is the month I have been waiting for. Two big games come out in the next two weeks: Fallout 4 and Rise of the Tomb Raider. I’ll be playing them both this month. I’m also finally going to play Halo 5: Guardians co-op!

Batman: Arkham Knight Progress…

In the meantime, I’ve been chipping away at Batman: Arkham Knight for a little while now. I think I’m about 2/3 of the way through the game (well, the main storyline, anyway) and am enjoying it so far.

When I played Arkham City back in the day, I was obsessed for days on end. It’s all I did, it’s all I thought at it — I lived and breathed that game because it was just so cool! Arkham Knight brings back the same atmosphere, beat-em-up combat, and problem solving with Batman’s gadgets. And now he has the Batmobile to help him too. But I’ll admit I don’t have the same “Batman fever” I had when I played Arkham City. I don’t think it’s the game’s fault — I’m just in a different spot right now, enjoying Arkham Knight at a slower pace and soaking it in slowly while I also play other things.

National Novel Writing Month!

NaNoLogoThe big event for me this month is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which I’m participating in for the third year in a row. I’m hoping to actually make it to 50,000 words this time and have a halfway decent book to show for it by December! That’s the goal of NaNoWriMo: Write a 50,000 word novel in a month, between November 1 and November 30.

This year I was able to outline a little bit and get a good feel for the story before starting, so I’m in better shape than I was in previous years. (Let’s just say my last attempt at a novel was really messy. This year’s is a revamp of that one.) I’m actually really excited for my project this year — so much so that even coming home tipsy from Halloween last night, I managed to get started on chapter one somewhere around the Daylight Savings time change… =)

— Ashley

Sci-fi – Fantasy – Video games


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