Sword Art Online, the movie

Watched Sword Art Online – Ordinal Scale today.

I think I first watched SAO, the anime, over 2 years ago, nearly 3.

At that time, it captured the attention of many. Beautiful graphics, coupled with a creative, new, and worth-chasing storyline. For gamers (or past-gamers like me), it resonates a little, and you instantly nod at the mechanics of a MMORPG.

So when this new movie came out, I, amongst others that watched the anime, were rightfully excited. Anime to movies, understandably, only appeal to a niche market, of those that watched the anime, so the number of screenings and available theatres although plentiful enough, was not “all cinemas”.

Anyways. Long story short. Great movie. Love how it connects to the anime series/storyline, something a lot of “anime movies” skip purely for the sake of creating a movie. It managed to work through the restrictions of what it had already showed, extended it to a new story, without “repeating the same thing”.

Aka, it was the anime we love, with a new plot, but with references to the old, and not drifting too far from the core of what it is.

Aka. It was a good movie.

Aka. Watch it!


Part of a Proposal

Today, I, and around 80 other people, came together to help a mutual friend propose to his girlfriend.

We all met through a game. One that requires us to meet in person, interact, and come out together to play. So it’s an interesting group; large in numbers, but we all know each other, or at least linked by first or second degree in some way.

Although the original plan went a bit awry, all was well at the end of the day as we converged on the unsuspecting lady, and he popped the question and she said yes.

It’s quite sweet, especially since they met through the game, and we saw the start of the relationship to now.

Today, I feel celebratory, and of course, happy, for the newly engaged couple 🙂