Hello ladies & gentlemen,
The month has come to an end and it’s time to do a quick wrap-up of what has been done.
Novels read: 1 (—).
Comic books read: 13 (↑4).
Manga volumes read: 16 (↑13).
COMIC BOOK REVIEWS.
Superman: Action Comics (Vol. 4): Metropolis Burning by Brian Michael Bendis.
Digital Mini Reviews | When Horror Comes From Within.
Marvel Knights: Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale: Yellow, Blue, Gray & White Omnibus.
VIDEO GAME REVIEWS.
Ever since this manga started, I have been telling anyone and everyone who would listen that this would end up being the next big shonen out there if Naoya Matsumoto keeps up in terms of quality. With this third volume, he continues to prove that he’s got it all down to a science and he’s clearly not short of unexpected ideas! I can’t wait for this manga to hit the English-reading market and even more so when it is turned into an anime!
LEAST FAVOURITE BOOK.
Unfortunately, writer Brian Michael Bendis took massive shortcuts to accelerate things and it is immensely felt in this fourth volume. I, honestly, don’t expect the next one to be much different at this point…
You can read my full thoughts on this here.
Out of the 17 movies I watched in October, Dune (2021) was my favourite. This was my most highly-anticipated movie of the year, simply because director Denis Villeneuve is my favourite director of all time. And now that I’ve seen what he, as a fanboy of Frank Herbert’s book, achieved with Part One, I am convinced he will deliver a phenomenal sequel to wrap up the first book. I do hope they’ll extend his contract and allow him to adapt Dune: Messiah to give us the perfect sci-fi trilogy we all deserve.
*looks crossly at recent Star Wars movies*
Dune is about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.
This was an unequivocally heartfelt epic with an unprecedented ambition in scope and execution, delving deep and graciously into the source material to deliver a young boy’s journey spiced in fear and growth amidst a terrifying chosen one prophecy.
I’ll finally be diving into Rick Riordan’s beloved series and give myself a breather between all the huge fantasy tomes I plan on reading!
October turned out to be quite a fascinating month. If I ever thought I could control events that had yet to occur, I think this month proved that the task was insane. Sure, we can give ourselves a vague idea of what we want to achieve in the following days and weeks but then you have those life events that unforgivingly flip the table upon which you had it all laid out.
I started the month quite confident that nothing could stop me from establishing a new routine, one where I can perfectly balance out all my hobbies, get back into a certain groove, and have enough free time to simply breathe. I liked where I was heading, I was also quite confident that by November, I’ll be in a good mindset to tackle new projects.
Midway into the month, at one of my basketball practices with my friend’s team, I ended up pulling my calf. It was such an odd sensation that I never understood when others would describe it but it felt like my muscle just snapped and rolled up in a ball. At the moment, I was screaming in pain, but the soreness was skewed and I had to sit out the rest of the practice. It was only the next day that I realized how impossible it was to walk normally. It did get better with every other day, allowing me to walk…awkwardly after 2 days. I can tell you that I’m sort of healed as I type this, but I definitely can’t return to play basketball until I take some time to rehab.
Beyond that unlucky injury, my girlfriend’s mom and sister came to Montreal, Quebec on the 23rd and that kept us quite busy, exploring my city and eating out at numerous places. It is such a pleasure to see them again and even more fun to see them get excited about things that I just took for granted out here hahah!
As you can see, it has been a chaotic second-half of October but not as disastrous as that Supergirl (1984) movie that I squeezed into my schedule… Gosh… That being said. Happy Halloween! If you’re out trick or treating, do be careful and vigilant!
Thank you all for checking out my monthly wrap-up and don’t forget to check out any posts that might interest you or that you might have missed out on!
Stay tuned for my Monthly Anticipation post coming out soon. 😉
So what’s going on with y’all? What have you discovered this month? What are your thoughts on the books/TV series/movies I’ve checked out?