Hope you all had/having a fun Easter weekend! Nothing like free chocolates and all my favorite M&M Peanuts and Almond, and Pretzel too, being 50% off at a local store to call it a sort of win/win weekend! xD
Now, my affinity for M&M's and dark chocolates aside, not much going on with me. Small stuff like practicing my proofreading skills and helping an author or two on a couple upcoming stories, to which imho are EQD worthy in all respects (seriously, not tinge of bias!), and this great game called Ghost Trick for the Nintendo DS have taken my attention lately.
Ghost Trick—for those wondering—is a bit of a mystery game where you play the role of a ghost who is stuck in the middle of trying to come to grips with who killed him, but why he died. This leads him to having to help a certain redhead who also dies (dies a lot actually) and you use your newly taught 'Powers of the Dead' which a certain lamp, yes read that right, a lamp named Ray teaches you that you can go back four minutes in time BEFORE the death and within those 4 minutes you get to see how they died, and have to figure out how to change their fates.
This game, Ghost Trick, is much like the Ace Attorney games in that it is heavily text based and you get profiles that update every time you get new info, and phone numbers you get to places you can ghost trick yourself to. This game is very much different in how it goes about telling its story. It is very animated, and for example as you race up this one part to catch up with a detective who is going to ride off to follow up on something, if you don't ghost before the bike passes you by, you'll end up stuck and forced to watch the cruel scene to follow there after. You know, if you weren't taught about that nifty retry. While you may only have 4 mins to prevent the death that already happened, you can rewind as much as you want.
But, you can end up learning some nice stuff even when you fail. And honestly, some scenes are just worth waiting for <3 "Oops. Ok, that was my bad!" is just one from a scene I won't spoil because it is too good. If you have a DS or *other* means to play the games, Ghost Trick is a MUST own! It took me away from Etrian Odyssey 4 which I love to 'death' <3 here is hoping once I beat Ghost Trick I can go back 4 minutes in time before my thrill over EO:4 LotT died!
Far as animes I'm watching or have watched this past month, Wolf Children: Ame and Yuki is a must watch movie of growing up, coming of age and learning when to let go sort of story. Its animation is so simple and soft, while the really fine lines always tend to bug me in most animes, Wolf Children creators of Summer Wars, does this style seamlessly without the enviroment overpowering it much of the time. It blends with its surroundings so well, yet the only downside is that the scenery can be a little TOO eye catching and can spoil your attention at times or soften a really warm moment. It's a fantastically animated movie.
Far as TV series go, I have very little time to catch up on many. I have yet to watch the long await sequel to the top Slice of Life anime series, Miname-ke Tadachi. But I have been watching Bunny and Tiger finally after seeing the movie Asura with the little feral child. The movie was good, animation and following how he grows up to learn what it means to be human, to love, and to care for others. Only one part near the end almost broke the movie for me and it was the sudden out of the blue ability to speak so many words. I guess he learned a lot more than he let on... But it picked right back up after that.
Getting new tablet next week, been practicing how to use PS on the side. I might someday finish something worth posting so who knows! XD
Stay awesome and hope you all had fun this weekend!