This month was a transition period. And thus, I have the entire month off as free time. For me, it was a much needed break. I spent most of it staying over at my friend Lettuce’s apartment. As such, being out of the house for most of the time combined with my neglect of the camera and blog, I only have a couple terrible photos of my desk.
First thing this month was concentrating my attention on AW-SAO:MT. I had just finished the main story, so I purchased the DLC season pass. I visited Lettuce’s apartment briefly through the 2nd ~ 4th, where I went through most of the AW-SAO DLC content. I also played some SAO:HR and watched Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 with my friend.
On the 5th was a fireworks event nearby in Makuhari, Chiba. My friend went together with me, but there was a lot of people and we couldn’t find a good viewing spot. Instead I focused on trying out the festival foods I haven’t ate before, such as a りんご飴. Sadly, due to a limited budget, I couldn’t go full gluttony. After seeing what we could of the fireworks, we walked back to my house where Lettuce stayed over. We finished watching the Re:Zero anime.
On the 7th, I spent most of the day reading manga and then went over to Lettuce’s apartment in the evening. I continued to stay over at his place until the 17th. During the time I stayed over, I played SAO:HR, trying to finish the story, finished reading the 傷物語 novel, read a bit of the Re:Zero web novel, and with my friend played Metro 2033 & Metro Last Light. The following day, we went to the theater to watch the movie 打ち上げ花火、下から見るか? 横から見るか?.
The next couple days I stayed in my house suffering from and being lazy in the heat. Excuses, excuses. But really, in the humid heat, I just did not have the motivation nor will to even exist. However, I did get quite a bit of manga read and finished.
At night on the 21st, I returned to my friend’s chill apartment, staying over again for another few days. I finished SAO:HR’s story and started on the bonus free content from updates, clearing the サクラメンツ・インベーション dungeons 1 & 2 and unlocking the characters Seven and Rain. Those new dungeons were quite difficult and more time consuming than I anticipated. I wanted do the third dungeon as well, but ran out of time. Also continued a bit on Metro Last Light with my friend.
On the 26th, I invited my friend come along with me to a planetarium in Funabashi, Chiba. One of my earliest memories as a child is when my mom took me to a planetarium. That was perhaps the origin of my fascination with stars and space. Anyways, the planetarium was very quiet with only half a dozen other visitors. Inside, while waiting for the show, there were some exhibits and even a book space to look at. The show itself was fairly simple, mostly narrated live in person, talking about constellations. The short hour at there was very chill, soothing, and relaxing, as if the purpose was to put you to sleep.
The end of this month was the end of the transition period, and with that, I now have new duties but also stable living.
The anime I watched this month:
- フレームアームズ・ガール (ep.4~9)
- 境界線上のホライゾン (finished – ep.7~13)
- 境界線上のホライゾンⅡ (started – ep.1~6)
- ハイスクールD×D NEW (ep.10)
- 一騎当千 Xtreme Xecutor (ep.2)
- ガンダムビルドファイターズ OVA
Finished a bunch of manga series:
- 食戟のソーマ (vol.14 started and finished)
- アクセル・ワールド/デュラル マギサ・ガーデン (finished – vol.5~8)
- 魔王なあの子と村人A (finished – vol.1~5)
- とある日常のいんでっくすさん (vol.2 finished)
- 戦場アニメーション (finished – vol.1~3 finished)
- 勇者になれなかった俺はしぶしぶ就職を決意しました。 (finished – vol.1~4)
- お兄ちゃんのことが好きすぎてにゃんにゃんしたいブラコン妹だけど素直になれないの (finished – vol.1~2)
- IS シュガー＆ハニー (finished – vol.1~2)
- 俺のパンツが狙われていた (vol.1 started)
- 新妹魔王の契約者 (resumed – vol.2 finished)
Read a good pace of novels:
- 傷物語 (finished)
- 偽物語[上] (finished)
- アクセル・ワールド (vol.3)
Played the following games:
- -PSV- RE:ゼロから始める異世界生活 -Death Or Kiss-
- -PSV- ソードアート・オンライン -ホロウ・リアリゼーション- (story finished)
- -PSV- アクセル・ワールドVSソードアート・オンライン -千年の黄昏-