Star Wars Rogue One at Rycom Movie theater

Gonna be honest, the movie ticket prizes in Japan are pretty savage. 1700¥ for a ticket. No matter what time or movie. If you want to enjoy 3D it’s even more, 1900¥. But seriously: it was worth it seeing the new Star Wars movie!! It was great! Go check it out, if you are contemplating on going. I looked for an eigakan (jpn for movie theater) that played it in English with Japanese subs so I would be able to understand everything and Rycom mall had a showing at night. Didn’t regret spending the money! 

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Tv Show: Downton Abbey

Wow, I remember starting this show when I was home on vacation in Germany in July! I actually finished the whole series! It was good but often pretty long. There are a lot of characters in the show and they focus on each one of them.

If you love the Twenties and history, definitely check out Downton Abbey. It has a bit of a Pride and Prejudice feel (one of the characters actually refers to Elizabeth Bennett), but with a more modern feel. You can see the characters reaction to political happenings, new inventions coming into their lives (like the telephone), new styles arriving and how the woman gets more and more independent in the world of the twenties. 

My first Butter Beer


I visited the Warner Brothers Studios in London and joined the Harry Potter Tour. Here I had my first Butter Beer and I enjoyed it very much, even though the taste is not really my thing. It’s like very sweet but watered down Ginger Ale with Whip Cream on top.

Audio Books: Interitance Cycle | Brisignr & Inheritance

I finally finished the Inheritance cycle by Christopher Paolini. I think it too me almost 9 months to complete it and I really miss listening to it. I wrote about the first two books (Eragon and Eldest) here, if you would like to read the review.

So, as Eragon’s adventure and struggle against King Galbatorix finally comes to an end I am rather saddend that I actually finished the books. It was a great story, even though some parts were a bit slow. The character development was great, even though there are characters that seem very steady and make only little progress.

Brisingr and Inheritance follow Eragon as he becomes stronger, becomes more of a leader and a more skilled magician than he ever thought he could be. The end of the series of course leads to the confrontation with Galbatorix and many things are revealed that explain why exactly Eragon became a rider and how he was lead up to this point and how Galbatorix became so strong. It is a good ending, even though it’s different than some fans might want it to be. It’s a bit sad but honestly, it is a wonderful ending for Eragon, as he excells all riders and magicians before him and as there is much more for him to do and learn.

If you love Fantasy, especially medieval stories, read the Inheritance Cycle. It’s one of the best book series I have ever read. What a journey!

 

Flash Season 2 Finale | Review


I just got the time to finish Flash season 2. Oh my goodness you guys! There were some events where I was like: Woooow! Stoked! And events where I was upset over the writers choice of storytelling. 

The end of the season is a bigger cliff hanger than the last and I’m very excited to see how season 3 turns out. In the following sections I will talk about some of the aspects of the season and its final episode m, so if you haven’t seen the finale be warned of spoilers!

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Okay so, first of all season 2 is not as good as season 1 but I still enjoyed it. What I didn’t like was that Barry couldn’t get a grip on the right attitude as the Flash and stay together with Patty, who I absolutely adore! But you know the writers are good so I accepted the style of writing because we all know the hero has to struggle through stuff.

But what I was really disappointed about was how they solved the identity of the masked man. Dude, we were all at the edge of our seats with his guy. Who he was… Why he was imprisoned. He was a key figure. Why didnt the writers give him a more spectacular reveal? It’s Jay Garrik! And it’s Barry’s dad! Hello? In the end, they just show him in the lab where his mask is being taken off. He could have had such a dramatic reveal, especially with Henry’s death. 

Here comes the next point I wan’t to talk about. Henry Allen’s murder by Zoom. I think it was very sad and heartbreaking. But seriously: Barry has too much family for a super hero. He has Henry and then a full-on dad, sister, brother family with the Wests. From a writer’s point of few, letting Henry die was a good choice, especially as he was killed by Barry’s second arch nemesis (his mom being killed by his first arch nemesis). But I seriously fear for Joe now…

The last point I want to write about is the end of the season. Barry is so heartbroken that he makes the jump into the past to change his mother’s murder, even though he decided not to do it at the end of season 1. Wow, everything is different now. And my first thought was: is Arrow going to stop with the cross overs? Because their reality will change too because of Barry’s time jump: pretty cool stuff to think about. I wonder how they continue the series. Will Barry loose his powers? Will he try to get them back in order to stop himself from preventing his mother’s death? Will Flash do a whole new story line? But isn’t that counterproductive to the show because people have started to love the characters how we know them?

Give me your thoughts! How do you think will season 3 look like?

TV Series: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow 

  
A new addiction: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is a show that just recently started in 2016. All the heroes and foes from the the CW Shows like Flash and Arrow that you loved by don’t really have a place in their original story lines anymore are getting their own show. I really love watching Legends of Tomorrow. Captain Cold was one of my favorite nemesis from Flash and his character is deceloping pretty well. He usually is the MVP (most valuable player) in the LOT team. I didn’t really care for Ray Palmer even though he is always funny.


Audio Books: Interitance Cycle | Eragon & Eldest

   
 

It has been long since my last post about my current reading status. That’s because I was reading Eragon and Eldest and those are some whammy books. The Eldest audio book was 20 hours long. It took me 3 months to get through it. I did t really commit to listening every day because middle part of the book was a bit slow. I love reading the books which are totally tainted by the movie they attempted to make of Eragon. I wish they would redo the Inhertiance cycle and make it a movie series like Lord of the Rings. Try the books series is you like Fanatsy. It has a big fandom!

The Story of book 1 & 2 (Eragon & Eldest) without spoilers: Eragon Garrison is a ordinary farm boy who one day finds a strange egg out of which a dragon named Saphira hatches. The dragons and riders were thought to be distinct but Eragon now becomes the first dragon rider of the new age. The story begins with the murder of his uncle, commanded by the evil king Galbatorix who is enslaving all of the land of Alagasia. In rage Eragon begins a journey motivated by revenge, which leads him with his master Brom all across the land to fight enemies and to make allies, to be trained by the ancient elves in magic and combat and to grow up to be a mighty worrier who soon has to face king Galbatorix to overthrow his evil rule.

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