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Figure Close Up – Day 5 & 6

My apologies, but I just didn’t have the time to update yesterday, so I’ll post 2¬† in one go again today.

So, who doesn’t love Donkey Kong? I even added Dixie to make up for not posting yesterday! I sadly don’t have Diddy though, and I’m not even sure a figure of him exists because I’ve never been able to find back one. But then again there has to be one right? It would just be odd if they only did a Dixie and left Diddy out. Perhaps one day I’ll get lucky and I’ll be able to make the Country Trio complete. As for Shy Guy, I think he’s a severe underused enemy in Mario games and we should see a lot more of him! I mean look at him, his design is so simple yet awesome, so I was quite happy to have him as a playable character in Mario Kart 7.

See you back tomorrow for the last close up!

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Just a quick update that the new movie I’ve seen this week is Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I thought it was quite good and rather believable on most accounts (I was very sceptic about this at first). Caesar’s evolution is very interesting and clever, the story has a good pace, music was really good and the CGI looked great. I’m however not so sure how a monkey manages to survive after jumping down 4 floors¬† through a window… for anyone who saw the movie, those monkeys sure like to jump out of windows right? The girlfriend had no character development at all and there are some slight nitpicks like the infected guy not telling anyone he’s slowly bleeding to death. Yes he did try to tell the main character but he wasn’t home, so he’d rather not see a doctor or the facility knowing he’s infected with a new likely dangerous virus and die instead? That’s just dumb. But those are small things, overall I really did enjoy this movie and showing how the virus spreads during the credits was a very nice touch. For those who haven’t seen it, I definitely recommend it.

Besides that I’m about halfway reading The Hobbit (first book of the year) which is a surprisingly easy and fun read. I’ve heard people say that the LotR books are hard to read so I assumed the same from this one, but nope, it’s a joy! The LotR books will be read this year though so curious to see how I’ll feel about them. Also The Fault in our stars from John Green has been shipped from amazon and should arrive any day as well (excited!) so I’ll very likely start that one the moment I finish The Hobbit. You can check my book list and updates on my goodreads if you’re interested. Also me and Dorothy played some Donkey Kong Country Returns which was fun and interesting considering she’s not a gamer at all. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m in terrible need of sleep, so I’ll see you guys back this weekend, goodnight!