Books, Star Wars, coding and more! #100Days
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Beyonders Review

Beyonders is a fantasy series by Brandon Mull. It’s a trilogy:

  1. Beyonders: A World Without Heroes
  2. Beyonders: Seeds of Rebellion
  3. Beyonders: Chasing the Prophecy

It is, by far, the greatest trilogy of books I have read to date. That’s because it gives the feeling of reading a series of 5 or 7 books, and creates such a vivid world, that for at least a week after finishing it you would probably cringe in disgust at Harry Potter’s unoriginality. It introduces at least 8 new fantasy “races”, all of which are extremely distinct, and has an in-depth history and intricate worldbuilding intertwined carefully with legend. The world that Brandon Mull created in Beyonders is so fascinating that one could probably write history books, prequels, sequels, more history books, magic (“Edomic”) guides, videogames, role-playing games, dictionaries, war manuals, etiquette guides, more history books, lexicons, topographical maps, medical manuals and more history books!

(Come back in 10 years, see how If I’ve finished all of that by then.)

What I'm Into Right Now

Music

  • Nirvana
  • Paramore (Brand New Eyes is a masterpiece of an album)
  • My Chemical Romance (SHE’S GOT A BULLETPROOF HEART!)

Videogames

  • Minecraft (building a HUGE self-sufficient fortress with a farm)
  • Among Us (with my friends)

Books

  • Beyonders series (Brandon Mull)
  • Trials of Apollo: The Tower of Nero (Rick Riordan)
  • Peanuts (Charles Schulz)

Software

  • Discord (is life)
  • Weebly (website building is so easy now)
  • Visual Studio Code (Best code editor ever made)

Subreddits of the week!

#1: r/PrequelMemes

It is only natural. Prequelmemes is approaching the count of the official Star Wars subreddit, and it doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon!

#2: r/EntitledParents

Find absolutely insane stories here.

#3: r/DnDMemes

For a forever DM, this subreddit is gold! Find all Dungeons and Dragons-related memes here.

Why My Favorite Comic is Peanuts, by Charles Schulz

Peanuts is a comic created by an American cartoonist named Charles Schulz. It’s considered the most influential comic of all time, because it was one of the first comics that not only satirized current events, but also included humor just for humor’s sake. Charles Schulz holds an unmatched record in the history of comics- he wrote, drew and colored every comic strip of peanuts, 17,897 of them, on his own!! He certainly deserves respect for that, and who can resist laughing at Snoopy’s adorable antics and Charlie Brown’s determination to kick the football while Lucy mercilessly pranks him every time?

I’ve collected 6 yearly Peanuts collections up until now, and I hope to keep collecting until I have all of them! (no easy task, there are 26 volumes!)

Owlboy Review

Owlboy is a pixel-graphic RPG with an innovative storyline and interesting characters.

So I got this game about 3 days ago, and it’s really addicting. The aesthetic is very peaceful, but it still has that element of arcade shooting and dungeon-crawling to it. In the game, you control a mute owl in a society of hyper-intelligent owls. As you try and figure out the responsibilities of an owl, on your home in the sky islands, there is a sky pirate attack where you race to complete a dungeon, at the end of which you find an ancient owl relic- it seems te pirates are gathering these for some reason, and their next stop is the capital. The gameplay is addicting, simple and yet hard, and the puzzles are fun to solve.

The storyline is amazingly fluid, and it is a masterpiece of storytelling that I think should get more credit for being one of the greatest RPGs of all time, with characters that are hilarious, and rather different outlooks on animals and objects. Try it out! It’s definitely worth the buy.

What I'm into right now

Music

  • Nirvana (always)
  • Imagine Dragons (throwback)
  • Tears For Fears (EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD!)
  • Henry Stickmin lol

Videogames

  • Minecraft
  • Brawlhalla
  • Owlboy
  • Henry Stickmin Collection

Software

  • Standard Notes (that’s what I’m writing this with!)
  • Flowscape (just got this, it’s so cool!)

Books

  • Beyonders (Brandon Mull)
  • Peanuts yearly collections binge (Charles Schulz)
  • D&D Manuals

My birthday today!

My presents:

  • Beyonders box set by Brandon Mull
  • Peanuts collection from 1963-1964
  • Minecraft master collection
  • A bunch of games from Steam (Stardew Valley, Henry Stickmin, Neon Abyss, Owlboy, Among Us and Flowscape)
  • A Redgear headset
  • Some clothes
  • An AWESOME dinner from my mom (she made devils on horseback, croque monsieur and crepes, and a pear tart)

Fridays with Tetraslam

Every Friday, I’ll make a list of recommended YouTube videos and channels, on Fridays with Tetraslam. Keep reading everyday for more content!

By the way, if you want to drop me a mail about what I’m writing or suggestions for things to write, contact me at bhowmickshresht@gmail.com, I always reply to mails and will try to incorporate your ideas as well as I can!

Videos

  1. Popular Songs in 2000 VS 2010 (RoomieOfficial)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYFpQqufsWc

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  1. Playing Bass on Omegle but it’s SPOOKY TIME (Davie504)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFlzZs9uGlU

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3. My Childhood Obsessions With Animals (Jaiden Animations)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E94j0Goo8A

Channels

  1. Davie504
  2. David JP Philips
  3. MrBeast
  4. Jaiden Animations

Found some cool websites today...(apart from reddit)

Check them out. You'll thank me later.

What to code?

If you’re a coder, you know the feeling. Sometimes (always), the hardest part of coding is thinking what you want to code. This website tries to remedy that. It’s an anonymous forum where you can post ideas for stuff to code, and you can anonymously, with no sign -in required, like an idea you think is cool, so that more people see it. It was created during the pandemic by Michael Bykovski, and it has a few thousand visitors each month now. If you are not a coder, you can still suggest ideas to help other people out- who knows? Your idea might actually work!

Website: https://what-to-code.com

2: History of the Future
Okay...so this isn’t exactly a new site, but it is constantly being updated, and it is really cool to look at. It’s a project that is trying to predict, in detail, the events that could happen in the future, and the website was started in 2008 by William James Fox, and it has now acquired a community of “futurology” enthusiasts who support the site and alter predictions based on currency events. It goes right from the late 2000s to the end of the universe, although predictions do get a little hazier over time, but up till the 22nd century, the predictions are very in-depth. Do check it out, the predictions are extremely detailed, and almost always alarming, but some are absolutely fantastic to read, such as the advent of the first bi-centenarians (people who’ve lived for more than two centuries) in the 2260s.

Website: https://futuretimeline.net

3: Little Alchemy 1 & 2
At the time of writing, this is a pretty popular game, with over 600K visits per month. So it’s big, but not that big. If you haven’t heard of it (or if you have but haven’t checked it out), go to either one of them and start creating. It’s a really cool and simple concept, where you start off with a few different substances and start creating new ones by combining them. It’s really addictive and fun, and in the second version there are over 780 items to collect. The best part is that, if you log on to it from a non-private browser (no incognito or private mode), it’ll save your progress automatically the next time you open it.

Websites: https://littlealchemy.com and https://littlealchemy2.com

Got a new headset!

So it just came today, I got a new Redgear headset as an early birthday present from my dad. It's really cool, I tested it out by playing some League of Legends and Brawlhalla, and it comes around the ears and fits really snugly.

On another note, today I signed up for the listed 100 Days challenge, in which writers of blogs have to write something on their blog for a hundred days in a row. It's gonna be tons of fun! I'm really looking forward to it.

What I'm into right now

Music:

  1. Powfu: mood.
  2. Roomie: especially now that he releases videos regularly.
  3. Nirvana (always on the list)
  4. Nickelback: THIS IS HOW YOU REMIND ME
  5. PewDiePie (FULLY STACKED DIAMONDS! FULLY STACKED DIAMONDS! YOU CAN'T SEE ME CRYING I GOT FULLY STACKED DIAMONDS!)

Videogames:

  1. Minecraft (building a council of watersheep replica)
  2. Neon Abyss (Fast-paced and addictive.)
  3. Owlboy (WOW that storyline!)
  4. Brawlhalla (Can't get anough of Brawldown crossover with Walking Dead)
  5. League of Legends (Fun, but not always in the mood.)

Software:

  1. AutoHotKey (Hehe just found this, I'm running scripts all over the place and turning typing so much easier)
  2. KIT Scenarist (For my little screenwriting project, drop me an email if you're interested in it!)
  3. OBS Studio (always)
  4. Discord (when have I last closed this?)
  5. Standard Notes (this is what I'm using to blog right now)

My thoughts on Brawlhalla

So I recently downloaded Brawlhalla on my PC from Steam, because it's one of the few modern games my laptop can actually run without more than 4-5 seconds of lag 🤣. It was pretty good, and I got completely hooked on to it. It's been little over a week, but I've already played 30 hours on it. It's really cool, and they have regular crossovers with TV shows, and they release legends pretty often.

So Brawlhalla is basically a fighting game in which you control a "Legend", and fight other players. You are all in Valhalla, so they get to put in different legends with lots of cool backstories. In a normal match, you face off against 3 other players on a small set of platforms, and try to hit each other as much as possible, in the objective of getting your opponents' damage bar closer to dark red. The closer they are, the farther they get knocked back when they get hit, and if you knock someone out of the screen you get a K.O.

Th objective is to get as many K.O.s as possible, although each week there is a different game mode that you can play, like FootBrawl.

Hello there!

I'm starting this blog just as a daily rant about whatever comes to mind at the time. If you would like me to feature some topics, contact me at bhowmickshresht@gmail.com and I'll try my best to feature them!