Hello my dear readers. I realise it’s been a while since I’ve had a Khinjarsi’s Korner up. Whilst I feel like posting a full Korner in December was a bit meaningless with the reflections post going up, I still want to update you all on what I played, watched and read over the festive season.
This won’t be as extended as a Korner (expect that to return at the end of Jan) but here’s what I did over Christmas.
Elder Scrolls Online: I basically logged into this each day for the daily rewards (there was a mount I wanted) and the New Life Festival quests.
Burly Men at Sea – I recommend reading 1 Broke Gamer Girl’s post on Burly Men at Sea for a better idea of why I enjoyed it.
Birthdays the Beginning: I wrote a review of it before Christmas.
Until Dawn: Another 100% completion with the help of a guide, particularly for the collectibles. I’ve watched so many playthroughs of this game, long before I owned it myself, so kind of knew where scares were, but I still recommend the game. It’s another one I’ve briefly written about in the past.
Dishonored: I LOVE Dishonored. This time on PS4.
Access Denied: This is a little game I had a key for from somewhere. A short little sci-fi puzzle game, more cheerful than The Room but just as satisfying to finish.
Dirty Money: I had this Netflix series playing while I wrapped presents and found it really interesting. Each episode featured a different fraud, scam or economic anomaly and I thought it was fairly well put together. It made a nice change from true crime.
Speaking of true crime, I also watched The Staircase while prepping for Christmas. I have mixed opinions on this docu-series, especially after listening to Real Crime Profile discuss the case. I don’t think the “Owl Theory” holds much water to be honest.
Even more crime over the festive season – Evil Genius. This one was a strange case and I can’t really explain it, so if true crime is your thing, definitely go find it.
I also watched Scream (the original film) for the first time. I love Skeet Ulritch and forgot he was in it. I wasn’t expecting Scream to have aged well, but it wasn’t bad, and I enjoyed it.
I tried to read more in December, not least to try to make my Goodreads challenge for the year.
I managed a few books, although I had to use some graphic novels to help.
The Strings of Murder – The first in a series (Frey and McGrey) by Oscsar de Muriel. Victorian police meets Sherlock Holmes meets the supernatural. I wasn’t expecting much from this, but I actually really enjoyed it and was given the second book for Christmas.
Frightening Light and Sounds Dreadful – Horrible Science
The Buy Side – A little like The Wolf of Wall Street but with more on how it all works. Entertaining if nothing else, if it’s your kind of thing.
Dawn/Vampirella – I read it as a challenge filler, and didn’t really rate it to be honest.
Sunstone Vol 1 – another graphic novel I used to fill out my challenge. I recommend it to any and all for many reasons. Fifty Shades how it should have been.
This is Going to Hurt – If you have any interest in how the NHS works (or doesn’t), please find this (once it returns from a friend I’ll happily lend it out).
Spawn Origins Vol 1 – An origins story for a character I had never heard of, I still found it interesting. I don’t think I’d seek out the main comics/graphic novels but I’ve read worse.
The Deep – The last book I read of the year. A new fave but if you suffer from thalassophobia maybe avoid it.
And that’s a quick dash look at what I got up to over Christmas. There are plans and hopes afoot for 2019, some of which are underway already. As I said above, the next official Khinjarsi’s Korner will be out towards the end of January and will look at what I got up to in my birthday month.
Until then Completionists.