This Week's Favs: November 3

This week's selection is going to be a short one. Why? Because I've got over a thousand words to write today, and these blog posts don't count toward my daily word count.

That being said, this week has been mostly comprised of two things: Super Mario Odyssey and NaNoWriMo. I haven't quite finished the latest Super Mario game (I'm so so close), but it has been such a fun game, I love playing it every time I pick up my Switch. Then Wednesday hit and NaNoWriMo started and, suddenly, I was focused on writing. I'm already behind, but you know what? Getting something written is better than nothing.


Howl's Moving Castle

I really need to rewatch Howl's Moving Castle this weekend. It's by far one of my favorite movies of all times, maybe even second only to Princess Mononoke. It's an amazingly wonderful fantasy story that also sets itself in a modern-esque world. The original movie's perfection is only increased with the addition of Christian Bale as the English dub voice actor for Howl. Talk about the best choice! If you haven't watched Howl's Moving Castle (or any other Studio Ghibli film like Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, or Ponyo), then what are you doing with your life?


Main Theme - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Honestly, I probably could have shared the entire Breath of the Wild soundtrack because it's just so amazing (just like the game it accompanies), but the main theme is a quick listen and gives you a pretty good idea at just how amazing the score is. If you haven't already played Breath of the Wild, just imagine a visually masterful game accompanying this and you'll get a teeny tiny glimpse at the amazingness that is the flagship Nintendo Switch game. Just go buy a Switch and play it for yourself. It's truly an amazing experience.


National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

Fourth time is the charm! National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo for short) is an annual event that challenges writers to crank out a 50,000 word novel or other written project in the month of November. That's over 1,500 words a day, which might not sound like a lot until you try it. Getting behind for one day can quickly snowball into falling behind the entire month. That's what has happened to me the last three years I've attempted NaNoWriMo, but it's still a great time trying to complete it, so I'm back again. I even spent a lot of time in October preparing my outlines and notes to get ready.