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Whachu Doin’ This Week Julie?

Whachu Doin’ This Week Julie?

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What am I doing this week? I’d like to say it was something more exciting than juggling work and TV but…then I’m not that exciting, am I?

Watching

So of course, Game of Thrones is at the top of my list this week. Since the first episode of the new season came up last week, it is kind of a no-brainer, and I’m sure I’m not alone in this. Watching Game of Thrones this year, however, is a bit more exciting for me since this is the first time that I’ll ever get to watch the episodes as it comes out. Since, when season 6 came out last year, I was still only watching season 2, I find this quite the achievement! I can’t wait to see what is in store for the characters in the future!

When I’m not watching Game of Thrones, I have been watching two really great shows. One is Poldark, starring Aiden Turner. I have been a long-time fan of the show, and it has been steadily releasing new episodes every Sunday over the last couple of weeks. While its third season is coming to an end on BBC, I cannot wait to see what will happen. Tensions are high for both the Poldarks and Warleggans alike!

And finally, I have gotten into Suits recently. After searching for a new show on Netflix for a while, my sister made this suggestion. With seven seasons out, we have plenty of catching up to do. We are already halfway through the third season. Each episode is full of tension and excitement. I didn’t expect to love this show as much as I did! I know I’m a little late to this show but my god has it taken over my life! Every evening after work, I put on Netflix and sit down to one or two thrilling episodes of Suits. The characters are so real and fun. Their relationships even more so. Especially when we consider half the cast are just friends of Gabriel Macht (Donna is a long time friend, Zoe is his wife, and the Harvard professor who made an appearance in season three is his real-life father!). Each episode leaves you hanging by thread, wishing for more and I cant wait to see what awaits me!

Reading

A friend at my new workplace let me borrow his copies of a manga called Neotopia. it’s not one i heard of before but I’ve been reading it on my time off and I really enjoy it!

The concept is interesting, set in a post-industrial society in which humankind have learned to live harmoniously with nature. It follows a young servant girl who has spent most of her life taking on the duties and responsibilities of the lazy, arrogant Grand Duchess. A war leads the servant girl to prove herself as a worthy military leader. More so than the real grand duchess, who is cowardly and cares more for her clothes than the lives of those around her. She is joined by some really cool talking animals too.

I also started reading Labyrinth this week. I watched the TV series years ago and meant to get into the book series for a long time. It follows a historical story throughout the crusades, coupled with a present day archaeological dig, who uncover the secrets of the past. A bit slow to get going, but I’m very much enjoying the book, as much as i did the show. The series continues in a trilogy so.ill no doubt be on the hunt for the erst of the books very soon!

Playing

I don’t have a HUGE amount of time to play video games these days, unfortunately. But in those precious few hours, I have been playing Final Fantasy VII.

I’m a little late starting the game, since it came out last November. But now that I’ve begun I find myself in a bitter-sweet relationship with the game. The story is okay. Not enough to keep me hooked, but enough to keep me interested. What really sells it for me, and it seems the entire gaming community, is the relationship between Noctis, Prompto, Ignis and Gladious. The gameplay is also really fun too! I have always stayed clear of most Final Fantasy games because I am not a fan of turn-based combat. I think the change is one for the better. They certainly did a great job – if only so I can warp around the screen a million more times!

What are you up to this week? Let us know in the comments below!

Doing a little of this, a little of that. If you see me holding a camera, run!

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