Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sword Art Online Anime Review

To be honest, I wasn't really expecting to watch this. I had watched a couple of episodes before and it just didn't seem that great. I finally decided to give it another shot. It was on Netflix and staring me in the face and I just decide, 'Eh, what the heck.'
I was surprisingly entertained! It kept my interest and I finished season 1 in 1.5 days. I would have probably finished in one if I had decided to stay up instead of go to bed, but meh, it was worth the wait. My anticipation made me start playing SAO as soon as I woke up. 
There seem to be only two main characters, Kirito(Main dude in black) and Asuna (Main girl behind Kirito), and a lot of side characters through out the whole anime. It mixes it up a bit in the second half of the season though. 
By now, if you're reading a review for the anime, I figure you already know the general plot.
If not, well.... Here is the gist of it...
It's about a game and everyone gets stuck in it. They can't logout and if the die in the game, they die in real life. Kitito was a beta user of the game and realizes that they can't log out right before they all get teleported to main place where everyone finds out that the game creator made it this way. The only way to get out of the game is if someone beats all 100 levels. (This is the part where you figure that will be Kirito...) so basically, it's about him trying to save anyone. Everything that happens makes you really want to watch the next episode....and the next.....and the next.... You get where I'm going with this right?
It made me wish that we could play games like that. And I don't even play games. lol
There is a little bit of everything in this. Sadness, hatred, love, funniness. It levels it's self out.
Overall, I really enjoyed it.
I know there are more season coming out and there is a season 2 out not but as of right now, I am not considering watching it. I have read the summary of it and it just seems as though it's the same thing over again. Only, Asuna isn't very big in the second season. Maybe if she wasn't a background character I could watch it, but it's just one of those 'I don't care' seasons. I understand why she's not in it as a main character, of course. But still, I don't care for the second season. I kind of think they should have made the second season a little more about them in real life, maybe? But ultimately I just don't think they should have kept going. I think they should have just stopped at season 1 and made a little special about Kirito and Asuna. That would have made more sense to me. I might spoil myself and read the manga, however. 
I can't really explain what I am talking about unless you want spoilers.... SO! Forgive me and just watch the anime. :P 

Art - Nothing completely special about it. Characters are cute though. :) Favorite scene was probably with Kirito's long hair. :P 
Music- I couldn't get into the music of the OP and ED. Most of the time I just skipped them. The music IN the anime, however, was beautiful and I really liked it. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Bacon wrapped Chicken Recipe??

I have been having a lot of people ask for my recipe for my chicken I made last night... SO! I decided to make a blog entry out of it. I know it's not my usual thing for this blog but I thought this would be the best and easiest way to share it with everyone.
Unfortunately, I do not have any photos but if I decide to make it again I will post photos then. :)

On to the the recipe!

What you will need - 
Garlic salt
Italian Seasoning
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Fiesta Cheese
Chicken Breast/Tenders (I used both.)
Baking sheet
And an oven of course. :P

I just used frozen chicken and thawed it out. You can use fresh or whatever. You then put seasonings on both sides of chicken. Try not to over season. I just put a little in the middle of my palm for each and decided it was enough. 
Wrap Bacon around chicken. If using chicken breast, use two slices of bacon. Chicken tenders only need one slice.

Set the oven at 350 degrees. Put foil on baking sheet. (Easier to clean up this way.) Place chicken in over for 25 minutes.
Then turn oven to broil and cook for an additional 5 minutes on each side or until bacon looks crisp or to your liking. 
Take chicken out and sprinkle shredded Fiesta cheese on top of chicken.
Let it melt onto chicken and then you're done!
Serve with stuffing, corn or whatever you want! 
I hope you like it! :)

Monday, January 5, 2015

Update and anime review in one! :D (Anime Review - Pandora Hearts)

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope 2015 will be better than 2014!
I got to spend Christmas with my family, which was really nice. :) I got my hair done while I was down there. (Much cheaper than where I live now) I also spent some time with my friend and seen everyone at my old job(s). I miss it because I miss my friend and family but I don't miss the weather. 
I'm curious as to what this year will bring. I hope it is fun. 
Also! I got a new wig! I was thinking about making a review for it. :3

Anyway, on to the anime review!

Pandora Hearts

So, if you like strange twisted story plots about Alice in wonderland, then you will like this! Of course, it's the same(?) characters but different. This story is very difficult to describe but basically Alice is looking for her memories and her 'knight' is Oz. A boy who needs to find himself and find the reasons as to why he is who he is and why his father hates him. That is as simple as I can put it.
I have to admit, I watched it until episode 17 and then skipped right to the ending. (Episode 25) I was very interested in it until episode 17 because I wanted to know what was going on but since it was basically getting down to the nitty gritty, I figured that everything was going to happen in the last episode like it usually does. NOPE! Everything I figured out was basically true and then didn't really solve any questions. I feel like this anime was a very big waste of time for me. I enjoyed it until the very disappointing ending. 
I do have to say to read the manga though. The manga is ongoing so more information should come out. 
There isn't going to be a season 2 from what I have read so it's rather disappointing to watch but just to be able to see the art and color of the anime is nice.
The opening was ok but I just thought the ending song was much better.