[Series] Castlevania

Title: Castlevania
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Based on: Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse
Directed: Sam Deats
Country: United States
Language: English

A brave and smart woman named Lisa captures the dark lord’s, Dracula’s heart, from the moment she dared to knock on his castle door, asking for knowledge on medicine, so she could heal people. They end up teaching each other, of medicine, humanity, and what it is to be a mortal man. After a while Lisa manages to persuade Dracula to go, and see the world for himself, see it as mortals do. Yet this transformative journey becomes a tragedy worthy of an apocalypse he swears to bring upon mankind. For in his absence, ignorant masses, led by a fool priest who’d not know God’s will if it slapped him in the face, capture Lisa, and burn her at stake as a witch.

Belmont family is disgraced and hated. They were once famous monster hunters. For all his current worth, Trevor Belmont is still of kind heart, and good skill. A skill he, and everyone who hated his family too, their name, will soon dearly want and need. For, you can imagine, The Dark Prince has kept his word to open the gates of hell upon Earth.

I loved it enough to watch it twice in one night. The fact that this season is made out of four episodes that add up to less than two hours of content, did help too. The jokes, if a bit oddly executed, were funny. And you really don’t need any previous knowledge on the games. The old ones are 2D side-scrollers, you need emulators for those, or those old consoles, and likely adapters for your nice new TV’s, and maybe a 6 year old, because I tried, and I couldn’t pass the very first boss. The newer ones, the proper ones that you can get on Steam – I don’t know whether there’s any relation to this story in them.

Anyway, loved it. And not just because of Dracula.

5 / 5

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Summary: Death Note, The Wolf Among Us 2, and Oscar Wilde

Eh, alright, I’ve been having real rough couple of weeks. Depression kicked my ass hard, and just some general bad things keep happening all over. Like my kettle broke (I fixed it, but I was real worried for a good hour), grandma had a bad spell, my sleep got all messed up, where I’d wake myself due to whiny noises I’d make in my sleep, and so on and on. But I can’t really say all things are bad either.

For one, there’s a lot of great previews, like trailer/teaser for [Death Note] (as my friend said, the actor who plays Light doesn’t seem to know what’s acting like, but otherwise it might still work), and trailer for [Full Metal Alchemist].

Netflix did release [Castlevania] at last, and I think I skipped writing about it, because I was so bummed out, but yes, I’ve already watched all 4 episodes, that make under two hours of goodness. No, I have not played all the games, and I would love to, but 2D side-scrollers are often too hard for me, ever since I’m like 20 years out of the skill range (no, really, I’m sure every kid can beat those games, but not my dumb ass). I have two newer ones on Steam, and I’ll come around to playing those. So as someone with minimal knowledge, I’ll say this: it’s easy to follow, and it’s amazing.

Then there’s [Cyberpunk 2077] update, where they talk about the classes: rockstars, journalists, etc. Great, guys, can we maybe get the game before 2077 tho? Because you telling us for 5 years how it’s going to be groundbreaking is kinda pointless. Much like my grandma claiming those shoes are brand new, never worn, and expensive. But they’re 25 years old, and for less you can get better at any shop now, you know?

Best of all were the news on [The Wolf Among Us 2], that game was something epic, I played it over, and over, and when I felt stressed at work, I’d just turn on the intro screen, and allow that to be my bg music. The neon lights, clouds of cigarete smoke, wonderful music, good story, and superb characters are all I want right now. And Telltale must be my fav games in general.

Yesterday I cleaned my little corner up, making everything a little bit worse, but at the same time, it’s progress towards making it a little bit more usable space-wise. I’ve stacks, and stacks of written material, books I wrote, or am still writing, translations, studies, literal studies data, book reviews. And then hundreds upon hundreds of paintings. So I shoved things around a bit.

As a reward, or so I feel like Universe might have wanted to reward me, friend gave me a cup today, a nice tall white mug with Oscar Wilde quote to it. She had a few, showed me, and said I will probably like this one, pointing at it, and I did. She merely guessed I might like Wilde, and she could not have been more right.

With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?” – Oscar Wilde

All I’m missing right now is freedom. ❤

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