Day 689: The 15th of June

Did nothing at all today, myself.

Still, it was a busy day for most of the family. I shan’t go into details, but suffice to say that I think everyone needs a long rest after the events.

Feeling a bit drained. I think it is probably the pollen getting me down. Hate this time of year with a passion, purely because I never feel myself. The nicest weather of the year and I never get to enjoy it without feeling like shit.

I’m probably going to get to bed. Can’t be dealing with my body at the moment.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 687: The 13th of June

I don’t have anything.

Today was a fairly uneventful day. Watched Only Connect with Ben, watched Corwin. Had a bit of a chat with Jake. Still debating whether or not to keep playing my new game+.

Honestly, on the one hand I want to experience all of the stuff. On the other, I don’t want to sit through all the same early-game stuff to get back to it. And it makes me sad because I really love the characters and want to rewatch all the stuff, but it takes so long and I have already seen it multiple times. Seems like there is no right answer. Either I sit through all the early dialogue again and end up taking up a bunch of time on stuff I have already seen, or I skip it and kind of end up half-assing the story.

Maybe I should just go back to the Witcher 3 for now. Let that cool me off of my Persona craze for a little bit, then start new game+ again. Give myself a month or so for the story to get a little less familiar. That is probably the best idea, especially since I am still watching other people play it online and listening to my friend talk about it while he plays through. I think I shall. Come back to it when it is a bit more distant and grind out the remaining trophies whilst enjoying the full story again. No need to rush.

Anyway, I am writing this post early, since I wasn’t sure what to do. Now I know a bit better though, I shall be doing stuff into the evening I am sure. Evening, all.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 686: The 12th of June

I’ve been catching up on some of the stuff I’ve missed over the past week or so.

But first, I ought to mention something that almost gave me a heart attack yesterday. I finally went onto the module selection page for my next year of uni and found that nearly all the modules were already full. In fact, I would have had to do a dissertation in order to actually do third year.

Obviously, take was a terrifying prospect. Still, I e-mailed the uni and today they got back to me and told me that the caps on the modules had been taken off and I would get into all the modules I wanted. So thank God for that.

Honestly, I didn’t mention this yesterday because I was pretty scared and kind of didn’t want to admit that it was happening. Now that everything is sorted, I can relax a little bit.

I was going to start new game+ today, but I decided against it. Need a little bit of time off to chill before launching into the story again. Even though there are still things I need to do, it does mean going through all of the tutorial section again, which will probably take a while.

But yeah, I’m going to go lie down. Feels strangely empty, now that I have nothing to be doing.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 685: The 11th of June

What a day.

Well, I finished my first playthrough of Persona 5 today. Took me over 120 hours. That is quite a long time. Longer than I expected, honestly. I am glad.

Still, I expect that I will be replaying it sometime soon. I didn’t get everything done and it is always fun to stomp through the early levels with insanely strong personas anyway. New Game+ here we come!

Until then though, I guess I should at least get to bed tonight. It has been a busy little while since I got this game and I can finally think of other things. A lot has passed me by whilst I have been hooked.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 684: The 10th of June

Man, I needed that sleep, clearly.

Got to a good point in Persona today. Pretty much the last grinding area in the game, so I am going to powerlevel there for quite some time. It is extra good because there is an area to heal back to full health very near to the high-exp enemies.

It is really hot tonight, once again. Even with the lights off and both windows open, my room still feels like a furnace. Honestly, that is the most annoying part of this time of year.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 683: The 9th of June

Woke up to interesting news in the political realm, eh?

I shan’t get into a political discussion here, since I don’t really see the point. I’m not going to try to change anyone’s political ideologies, at least not in something I made to entertain myself. Still, the current climate is certainly an intriguing one.

Next topic to briefly mention is that I played a substantial section of Persona 5 today, finishing off a goddamn ridiculous boss fight that took me many, many tries. Honestly, I am not even playing on the hardest possible difficulty and I won by the skin of my teeth. The only possible way I could win on a higher difficulty is with a substantial amount of grinding. Maybe when I get around to playing on the highest level I will spend far more time doing that.

Anyway, that was today. Let me give a basic update of yesterday, before I head off. So, in the evening most of the guys went out for drinks at Wetherspoon’s, an event I joined in on happily, despite feeling sad that I couldn’t play even more games at home instead. All in all, it was a fairly cordial time, despite political discussions being on everyone’s minds. I even basically buried the hatchet with some long-time adversaries (not really sure how best to describe them). There were some other minor issues in the course of the evening, but most of us managed to just chill and have fun together. It’s nice to see people who I have fought with in the past treating me with respect and it is equally nice to be able to reciprocate.

So, yes. Despite minor drama, it was a nice evening. Didn’t manage to get to sleep until the early hours of the morning though, due to being locked into a 2 hour section of the Persona 5 plot when I got home. I hope I can sleep before the birds start singing tonight.

Have a good’un everyone.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 681: The 7th of June

Man, the plot thickens in Persona today.

I really want to play more, but I know that tomorrow is going to be a busy day. So much stuff going down, I will need to get up at some point and go out. At least if I get up at a reasonable time I will be able to play for a couple of hours or so.

I ended up being awake in bed for a really long time last night. I was listening to YouTube videos and before I knew it the birds were singing outside my window. But I still didn’t feel that tired. It was a weird time.

Anyway, I guess I’ll go to bed now. I hope that people don’t talk politics too much tomorrow, eh?

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 680: The 6th of June

Interesting day.

I slept a bit longer than I have been recently, given how late I was up last night. Then I played Persona 5 for a while, until Ben came over and watched Only Connect with me for the afternoon and evening. It was pretty nice.

The upcoming weeks are going to be busy though, by the sound of it. Meet ups shall be happening and whatnot. Until that stuff starts going down, I want to enjoy my time to myself as much as possible.

Anyway, it is pretty late. Need to sleep soon if I want to have even more fun tomorrow.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.