It is already December, and December for me always mean winter and Christmas. I spent most of the month debating on what presents I should get for family and friends. In the end, I only got presents for my little brother and my roommate. I had gifts from my summer trip in Japan that I held onto for two other friends, so that makes 4 in total. I had wanted to give more, but I couldn’t get out of my laziness…
I should have taken some photos, but I gave my roommate a HG Gouf Custom, and my brother a HG Build Burning Gundam, a GP Action Base, and a SD Legend Musha Godmaru. My brother’s birthday is close to Christmas, which is why I got him a number of things.
Going back to the beginning of the month, Destiny’s first DLC released on the 9th. I stayed up all night to jump into the new raid with no idea of what to expect. We got through the 1st phase pretty easily but got stuck on the 2nd. I went through 3 groups before passing the 2nd phase, and then had to call it a night on the 3rd. The raid was really fun though and I’m happy to get the Hive leg armor and Universal Remote. For my next couple raids later on, we were able to get to the boss but then failed miserably for hours. I also finally leveled my Hunter character to 20.
At last, I finished my first route in BaldrSky, Rain’s good end. I will quickly grab the normal end before moving onto the newly unlocked Nanoha’s route. I played the demo for BaldrSky prior to 2012, so it took me 3 or so years to get around to playing the game… In another game, Ren’ai 0 Kilometer, I continue to play through Sakuya’s H scenes and should finish her route soon.
During this month, I finished putting together my straight build of the HMM Blade Liger. I bought this 2 years ago during my 1st trip to Japan… Anyways, I do plan on painting it, but I wanted have it quickly built first. I said “quickly”, but even a straight build took 18 hours of work time. I really tempted to make a “Blade of Crota Liger”, influenced by the Hive enemy in Destiny. I’m going to hold off on that idea unless I’m sure I can do it.
I also took my old HG Exia from home and decided to refurbish it. My modeling skills have evolved quite a bit since I’ve built Exia as my first serious model, so I have always wanted to redo my HG Exia. I finally made the effort to get started and so far one leg has been redone.
I had 2 weeks of winter break and I spent 1 week of that back at my parent’s place. I watched some Gundam Build Fighters Try and One Piece with my little brother, and also gave the presents to him. We played through the HG phase of Gundam Breaker and now doing the MG missions. In Destiny, I marathon leveled my 2nd Warlock to Lv.20 on a whim. In Dracu-Riot, I continued on Rio’s route. As for PSV games, I played just a little bit of SAO Hollow Fragment and briefly touched Bullet Girls, although I didn’t progress on any missions.
After coming back to my apartment, I wasted some days on Destiny. On Sunday, I tried raiding with my brother but failed horribly for 6 hours. I felt upset that I spent 18 hours over 3 groups failing. I ended up not sleeping well and woke up early next morning to try again. Surprisingly, we beat it after 3 hours and then we decided to do it one more time and finished in less an hour in 2 tries. I walked away with the Swordbreaker and Hunger of Crota. With a different group on Wednesday, we beat it in 36 min and I got Light of the Abyss.
My roommate sent me the S.H.Figuarts of Fourze Fire States as a Christmas present after finding out that I had a present for him. This encouraged me to display my S.H.Figuarts of Gaim, Baron, Ryuugen and Zangetsu. Absolutely some of the best looking Figuarts. On a minor note, I reorganized the TV area and put some posters up as I was setting up the rider’s display.
Manga that I read:
- Fujimura-kun Mates
- Minamoto Monogatari
- Shokugeki no Souma
- Roman Sanjuusou
- Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai
- Wagatsuma-san ha Ore no Yome (vol.1 was free on NicoNico)
- Net Yome VS 7 Nin no Kunoichi Gundan
- ToLove-Ru Darkness (finished vol.7)
Anime that I watched:
- Sword Art Online II
- Steins;Gate (finished)
- Gundam Build Fighters Try
- Zoids New Century/Zero (started)