Wednesday 24 April 2019


So, how do I do this without spoilers... Well, it was pretty good, a great end to it all. Some annoying habits here and there, and of course since it's the last one the ending was drawn out forever and gave me a near fatal Hollywood sugary overdose. Sometimes they just don't understand what the audience already feel and keep hammering. But I had fun. Still cannot believe the midnight preview is two days earlier in Europe than the US. I was about to write something about Captain Marvel's role in the film, but that would have been spoily. That whole topic is odd though, good intentions taken too far in all camps.

Now that this is over, it seems like our movie nights will continue with Star Wars first. Some say that Marvel is the Star Wars for the current generation, and I can kind of see that, however there are many more cinematic highlights in Star Wars. I cannot think of a really good one in the Marvel films right now. Hulk smashing Loki in the ground vs Luke in the final duel against his father? Myeeeeah... Maybe, maybe something in Endgame that I cannot describe, but it was so simple and obvious. No, Star Wars is still at the top.

Well that was it, time to sleep (4 in the morning now, ugh) so I can work a little tomorrow.

Friday 19 April 2019

Campaign finished

Three experiments done! There are a few big question at work nobody wants to tackle head-on before the upcoming experiments can run, let's see how that works out. Although I might not see any of it, that's another thing we'll have to see how it works out...

As per my post-experiment tradition, I ordered a few small things that I'm enjoying quite a lot: DR Harris Arlington shaving soap and after-shave milk. I had a hard time deciding between Arlington and Windsor before placing the order (and I'm way too cheap to get both), I couldn't conjure up the smells in my head only from review descriptions. Well, now that I have the Arlington, supposedly smelling mainly of citrus and fern, I'd say it smells like someone sprayed citrus onto a flower bouquet, while still feeling very much like a perfume. Yeah, I'm not a pro when it comes to understanding scents... I was a bit surprised when I took my first whiff of it, but it didn't take long until I realized this is really great stuff. The soap lather sure lived up to its glowing reviews, the few soaps and creams I've tried before do not stand a chance (Edwin Jagger and The Art Of Shaving soaps, plus Taylor Of Old Bond Street cream). I have even less experience with after-shave, but the milk feels great, doesn't stick around for way long, and gives that lingering flower bouquet scent. Honestly, I find this type of topic to be rather silly when I read about it, but man were these things nice to try out.

My smartphone battery is about to blow up, I should get rid of it. I dug out my old non-smartphone, turns out that has died too. I realized it's pretty nice not having a phone, as long as I don't step on the soap in the shower. I never played games on mine, and I was irritated at myself for looking things up online that I really didn't need. I'll get a cheap one for calling and messaging, just so people can pester me since it's so difficult nowadays to plan or just decide to do something at a specific time and place. Says me who cannot organize anything...

Started picking up the violin a bit more after the experiments. It feels so great when it all just clicks. With practice it'll click more often :)

Let's see if I can finish The Night Of The Rabbit before tomorrow, fun with adventure and puzzle solving on the holiday! First day of it...
EDIT some hours later: Beginning to middle was really cute and cozy, middle was serious and great, the ending acts were odd, the last sequence was nice, maybe a wee bit too much talking. And now I feel the void of having finished a story with lovely characters. "It was nice visiting you!" I also did the 1,000 clicks. One day I'll play the title melody on the violin :) Alright, time for bed, and another day.

EDIT 2019-04-20: Completely forgot I saw the last Star Wars trailer a little while back. Was just reminded of it. And now I've forgotten again.