Whachu Doin’… Kayleigh?

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Hey guys! Welcome to my first Whachu Doin’! The last month or so I’ve been working two jobs and been absolutely run off my feet. It’s so great to have money for sure, but i miss sleep and enjoying the finer things in life (i.e video games, TV and comic books).

Here’s what I’ve been able to fit into my busy schedule!

Watching

Obviously, I’ve been obsessed with Game Of Thrones for the last few weeks. It’s probably the only current series that I’m up to date on and willing to invest time into. I have to say, I really enjoyed season 7 and thought it came together nicely in the end. No episode of the season really felt like a filler, and each episode aided in the progression of the overall flow the season was taking. And come on, the season finale was pretty god damn epic! I don’t wanna spoil anything for those of you who haven’t seen it, but I legit jumped off my couch with excitement at one point!

Apart from Game Of Thrones, the only other TV show that I’ve been watching religiously is Tales Of The Unexpected. If you haven’t heard of it before, each episode is basically a TV adaptation of one of Roald Dahl’s short stories. Dahl himself introduces most episodes, giving a short explanation about how the story came to him and took shape. Most of the plots contain quite dark comedy and nearly all end in a relatively unexpected twist. Although some episodes are hit and miss, I’m completely addicted to the show and love nothing more than trying to predict where the story is going. Also, the show originally ran from 1979 to 1988 with over 112 being produced, so I always have something to watch and don’t have to wait for the next episode to come out!

Reading

I’ve been obsessed with The Walking Dead for years now, but only had ever read the first compendium of the comics up until recently. At the start of the summer I re-read the first compendium, bought the second one and finished that too. I fell in love with the entire concept of the franchise all over again, and honestly I’ve rarely enjoyed reading something more! Luckily my mam bought me the third compendium for my birthday, which is perfect timing. I cannot wait to return to Alexandria and compare comic book Negan to his TV adaptation (I hear he’s alot more badass in the comics so my hopes are high).

I’m also currently re-reading my favourite book in the entire world for the 100th time! The Picture Of Dorian Gray will always have a special place in my heart, and I don’t think I could ever grow tired of Oscar Wilde’s descriptive language.

Playing

As per usual, Iv’e been getting as much Overwatch in as I can. Undoubtedly my go to game, Overwatch is something I’m determined to get good at and I used to focus alot on competitive play. However, with two jobs I rarely have the time to invest in the game on a competitive level. Despite this, I think Overwatch is an ideal game to play for a couple of minutes before work and a super fun game to play casually. Although I’m not crazy on Doomfist, I LOVE the new free for all arcade mode in Chateau Guillard and I think it’s a brilliant tool for mastering the mechanics of your favourite heroes. It also feels great to win a free for all, knowing no one carried you!

I also just finished the first episode of Life Is Strange: Before the Storm. I first played Life Is Strange last Christmas and absolutely adored the entire concept of the game. I was enthralled by Max and Chloe’s relationship and with the complex situations in which they found themselves in. I though the whole game was brilliantly laid out and designed, so I had pre-ordered Before The Storm as soon as I heard of its release. I’ll admit I was apprehensive about the sequel since Dontnod, the series original creators weren’t heading the project. However, I had no reason to worry, this game is true to its roots, beautiful, immersive and touching. Learning about Chloe’s life prior to the events in Life Is Strange is fascinating and I genuinely cannot wait for the second episode to drop.

 

Last but not least is State Of Decay. Ever since State Of Decay 2 was announced at E3, I’ve become really interested in the concept behind this game. I’ve been playing State Of Decay for a while now, and although it is glitchy af at times, I think the main idea behind the game is solid. The game play is really enjoyable and quite addictive, but I know it can be improved big time, so I’m super excited for the second installation. I really think this franchise could make it big, so watch this space for sure!

Kayleigh McCoy

21 year old journalism student. Lover of zombies, video games and pizza. I'm just here until the apocalypse happens.

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