Dungeons That Drag On
And How Hilarious I Am
By: Head Writer – Justin Tafoya
Tuesday, May 29th –
Hello again Giga-Friends! I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend, for those of you who had it off! Hey, I know how it is. I used to work retail too, so I feel some of your guys’ pain. . . Either way, I still hope it was a pretty good day.
Fortunately and unfortunately for me my weekend was fairly busy so I didn’t get much time to myself. Saturday I ended up checking out a new sushi place in the rich part of town which ended up being decent, though they were very “American” with their sushi. As always, I play D&D with some of my friends online on Saturday nights because, no, I’m never busy on Saturday nights. . . Sunday was much of the same; some of my friends wanted to try a D&D session in person, and they were pretty excited about it so I couldn’t turn them down. Unfortunately, most of them didn’t know much about the game, so I had to teach them and help all of them set up their characters. Monday was actual Memorial Day so I ended up hanging out with family and learning about our rich history of all the men that went to war in my family!
In the meantime, I’ve been trying to catch up on Final Fantasy XIV since Stormblood, the game’s new expansion, comes out in two weeks. I’ve been enjoying myself and some of the new features they’ve added since I started playing much less. You can bet that I’m going to be leveling Samurai when it releases though! That Job Action trailer got me hype as heck to start playing again! A complete re-haul of the battle system is a welcome change too!
NOW ON TO ANIME!
I talk a lot about some new anime that came out this season, World End and Grimoire of Zero which are my favorites. But, I haven’t talked much about some season 2 anime that’s been airing.
I was a huge fan of Shingeki no Bahamut (Rage of Bahamut) when the first series aired a year or two ago. It was one where the main character, Favaro, was a complete scumbag who scumbagged his way in and out of every situation imaginable. His only weapon, other than some concealed arms, was his sharp mind and quick wit . . . and some insanely good luck. He, along with his arch rival Kaisar, had basically saved the world from giant demons and dragons without ever having gotten some kind of “anime power-up”, they were still just normal schmucks at the end.
Season two, Virgin Soul, takes a much different approach to the series. The new main character is a young woman named Nina who, as my friend David puts it, is “a complete derp lord” who derps her way through the city and her life. But, rather than the demons and angels being on top of society, the humans are now in control. The once powerful demons are now treated as slaves, and sometimes worse, and the angels have all mostly left our earthly realm. The direction of the story so far is fairly fun, sometimes ridiculous and funny, but 100% amazing. No other show this season animates as well as this one, and that includes Attack on Titan. I highly recommend both seasons.
Anyway, that’s it for me today Giga-Landers! I hope you have a great Tuesday and an even better week! -J.R