Hello, fellas! It's been quite a while since I wrote a journal. Ten months! Why I am writing a new journal only now?
Well, many things happened since my last journal. I moved back to my hometown, because my father thought it would be better for me to stay closer to my family here in Brasilia, my sister, my brother-in-law, and my other relatives living here. Well, after moving out of Poços de Caldas, where we've been living since 2012, we spent three months living with my uncle, while my father looked for a good place to live. From March to June, we've been doing so, I spent most of my time playing my brand new PlayStation 3, which my father gave me for my birthday back in February, along with two games: Diablo III and Grand Theft Auto V. Both games I played both offline alone, and online with my cousin, who has the same games for his PS3.
Though I spent my three months there playing both games, I played GTA a bit more during that period, because I spent the time from my birthday to the day we moved out on Diablo, and then I dedicated my time to GTA V after we moved. And let me tell you, it was worthy. For those who don't know the story, I will make a quick summary. It takes place in Los Santos (fictional Los Angeles), and its main characters are Franklin Clinton, Michael De Santa, and Trevor Philips. Franklin, an African American, was raised in the hood by his crazy feminist aunt Denise, and grew up to be a gang-banger, and he is desperate to leave this life (not that his other options are anything legal anyway). Michael De Santa, whose real name is Michael Townley, is an (supposed, due to his Irish-themed tattoos, his green eyes and his Celtic surname) Irish American who lives with the fortune of his witness protection program, is married to a woman named Amanda, and has two kids, Tracy and Jimmy. Trevor Philips, a Canadian, is a very unstable person with abandoned issues, who runs the so-called Trevor Philips Industries, which is actually a meth and weapons business.
A decade ago, in North Yankton (North Dakota), Michael, Trevor and a partner named Brad Snider were caught in the middle of a bank heist, and Michael faked his death. For the next decade, Trevor thought that Michael had been killed in the heist, and Brad arrested, when actually, it was Brad who died. Trevor finds out Michael is still alive when a witness quoted a movie quote Michael would always use in his bank heists, and after going to Los Santos with his minion Wade and contacting Michael, the three protagonists start to do missions for the FIB (FBI). In the end, Franklin must choose to either kill Trevor, Michael, or kill all their nemeses.
This game is really cool, and you can do whatever you like. Go to the movies, go to the stripper club, go have a drink, and specially, hang out. But what I really like to do is doing stunts. My favorite one is going to the tallest building by chopper, summon a bike, run to the edge of the building, and in the middle of the fall jump from my bike and open a parachute.
Soon after I moved to my current place with my father and my sister and her husband, I entered in a Legendarium hype after learning of the death of Christopher Lee, who played Saruman, and after watching The Desolation of Smaug on cable. This hype inspired me to write a LotR fanfiction, something I always wanted to do, and after my story reached its final form, in which my character is a Northman, I started to write it, and I am currently finishing Chapter 3. This weekend I will finally upload the epilogue of my HP fanfiction and the fifteenth chapter of my Castlevania one, and this September 22 (HOBBIT DAY!), I will start to upload my LotR fanfiction.
So, some weeks ago I bought my third PS3 game, Shadow of Mordor, and it is AWESOME! I am enjoying every minute of it, but my main reason for wanting this game was this:
In this expansion, we got to control Celebrimbor. FUCKING CELEBRIMBOR! the guy who created the Rings of Power! Not only that, he is the grandson of Fëanor! FUCKING FËANOR! The guy who created the Silmarils, the guy who flipped out the SATAN OF ARDA (Morgoth)!!!!!!!!! AWE. SOME!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, and after deciding that my character would be a Northman, I started to research on Germanic tribes, which interest grew in my head since I have German ancestry, and I found out something really cool. The origin of the Germanic civilization as a whole is between the northern German plains and southern Scandinavia. SCANDINAVIA!!! I am a fan of the Norse culture since the Asgard Saga in Saint Seiya (thank you, Saint Seiya! You did so much for me, and yet you don't know how much), and finding out my (remote) cultural roots come in part from part of Scandinavia, home of my beloved Norse, was very special to me.
Well, that's everything.