Monthly Wrap-Up : October 2021

Monthly Wrap Up : October 2021 - Blogging with Dragons

 

Welcome to my very first Monthly Wrap-Up post. I’ve seen a lot of other blogs do this, and decided this would be a great way for me to keep track of what I was reading, playing, and watching each month. Hopefully I will actually keep up with this wrap-up on a monthly basis.

 

Wrap-Up: Games

 

Games I played in Oct 2021

 

Back 4 Blood :

In October, the main game I played was definitely Black 4 Blood. After playing the beta, I knew this would be a day one purchase for me, and I actually preordered it for early access. Though I completed the game on Recruit, beating it on Veteran is a whole other story! I really wish there was a “normal” difficulty mode between Recruit and Veteran modes, because the gap in the difficulties is so huge as it is! But it is such a fun multiplayer game to play with friends, even if you’re the one that’s constantly getting downed, which I am.

 

Genshin Impact Update 2.2 :

As always, since its release, I’ve been playing the crap out of Genshin Impact. This month, I picked up Kokomi, entirely on accident, and Childe after being a bit of a dolphin. So I’ve mainly been focusing on leveling these two characters and completing the new event, Into the Perilous Fog. I also completed the main series of quests on the new island with the Thunderbird, which I really enjoyed. I also caught up on character story quest, like Baal’s, which I honestly found to be really lackluster and disappointing after her amazing character demo trailer.

 

Tales of Vesperia – Definitive Edition :

After beating and platinuming Tales of Arise, in September, I definitely had the urge to replay my favorite Tales of game once again. So naturally, I restarted Tales of Vesperia and played that. Of course I’ve since gotten completely sidetracked by playing Voice of Cards.

 

Chocobo Mystery Dungeon :

I played this for a hot minute after getting it on sale on the PSN store before picking up the demo and full game of Voice of Cards.  Chocobo Mystery dungeon was definitely not at all what I expected. Though it is freaking adorable, the game struck me as quite childish, and I was kind of put off by the battle system. How am I supposed to see traps before stepping in them? So this game, too, got put on hold for Voice of Cards.

 

Voice of Cards :

I was really curious about whether or not I would like Voice of Cards ever since seeing the trailer. So I picked up the demo, and quickly realized I loved this unique game that implements the card-game feel. It has beautiful artwork and a gorgeous soundtrack and it has completely put everything else I was playing on hold, except for Genshin Impact, and Back 4 Blood when I feel like socializing.

 

Wrap up: movies and shows

 

What I watched in Oct 2021

 

Fear Street – Part One – 1994 :

Wanting to watch some sort of a spooky movie on Halloween, I put on the first Fear Street movie. Though I didn’t find this movie particularly scary, it was still entertaining to watch. I would like to watch the other two movies in the series.

 

Black Butler and Black Butler – Book of Circus :

 

After doing my post on Anime that are perfect for Halloween, I got the urge to re-watch the original Black Butler (aka Kuroshitsujii) anime. I enjoyed re-watching it so much, that I picked up watching the continuation of the canon of the show, Book of Circus. Sadly, I did not like Book of Circus quite as much as the original anime, but maybe I had my nostalgia goggles on. I have never seen Kuroshitsuji 2, which is not canon, and never plan on watching it.

 

No One Gets out Alive:

 

I definitely fell asleep while watching this “horror movie” about a female-only boarding house in Cleveland where spooky things are happening.  Since I am such a big weenie, you know if I fall asleep during a horror movie, it’s not very scary. I really had no desire to pick No One Gets Out Alive back up.

 

Buzzfeed Unsolved – Supernatural:

 

Of course I have to watch the final season (*sobs*) of Buzzfeed Unsolved – Supernatural.  Ryan and Shane are up to their normal shenanigans and ghost hunting in this season, visiting haunted houses on their bucket list.

 

Wrap-up : Books

Books Read October 2021

 

I read a lot of fantastic books October 2021! By far the stand-outs of these books for me were The Bone Shard Emperor, Sorcery of Thorns, and Scales and Sensibility.  I also really enjoyed This Savage Song and Snowspelled.   Our Dark Duet and Certain Dark Things did not work as well for me. Many of these books are on my Non-Spooky Books for Halloween list, as I was inspired to read them myself for Halloween.

 

The most exciting thing I learned reading this month is that I really like author Stephanie Burgis. I read two of her books alone this month, because I enjoyed the first so much that I rushed out and bought another, and I will definitely be reading more of her books! They’re just so much fun and magical. She’s definitely my “new” Rachel Aaron, who is the other author I go to when I want to read a purely fun and quirky book.

 

Wrap-up : Other Hobbies

Sadly, I have not done any knitting or any other drawing of dragons (or other subjects) on my tablet in the past month! And I honestly have no idea why I ever thought I should share recipes on this blog, because I really don’t enjoy cooking or baking anymore! I simply want to get out of the kitchen as fast as humanely possible, which means that taking pictures are out. Plus, I just do not have the food blogger ability to write very long stories about where my recipes came from, etc., before sharing said recipe! I just don’t have it in me! Mad respect to these bloggers.

 

Looking to Nov 2021

 

 

In November, I hope to continue making progress in Genshin Impact, Voice of Cards, and Back 4 Blood, though I am quite burned out on the latter. If I manage to finish any of these games, I hope to go back to the Tales of Vesperia : Definitive Edition, and to Kena : Bridge of Spirits, which I really only played for a second at the end of September. But I have definitely pre-ordered Shin Megami Tensei V, so I’ll be wanting to play that too! Plus, I also picked up Atelier Ryza on sale! So many games, so little time.

 

I hope to watch and review a K-drama again one of these days. I think it’s been almost a year since I last even posted a K-Drama review. I also want to watch the newest season of the show “You,” but I haven’t worked up to it yet! I always know that that show is going to be very anxiety-inducing and tense, so I have to be in the right frame of mind for it. I am absolutely really looking forward to watching the new Wheel of Time series in November!

 

I will have reviews for Elder Race and The Excalibur Curse, up this month!

 

 

What did you do in October 2021? Did you do anything Halloween related?

 

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Monthly Wrap-Up : October 2021 - Blogging with Dragons

Posted November 5, 2021 in Monthly Wrap Ups

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2 responses to “Monthly Wrap-Up : October 2021

  1. You managed to get a serious amount of gaming and reading done in one month! I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to horror games but I managed to get into the spirit of Hallowe’en by playing Murdered: Soul Suspect, which took me by surprised at how much I enjoyed it.

    • Thank you! It’s often really hard for me to balance the two, but it kind of worked out this month! Aww nice! I’m glad you found the perfect game to put you in the Halloween spirit!

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