February 2022 Summary

An overview of what I did when it comes to consuming media and spending my free time during February 2022.

📆 02 Mar 2022 📕 1135 words ⏳ 3 min. 🏷️ anime manga lifestyle movies review monthly

So, as I’ve said before, I wanted to keep track of my habits and media consumption, so I decided to track myself, and I since I have not made a blog in a while, I thought it would be a good idea to come back and do something simple like this. I really liked Lazybear’s approach where he mentions points he enjoyed about the content he consumed, so I decided to do the same too, if only a bit.

Podcasts

  • Chrono Trigger Bonus Episode, by Into The Aether. This is my favorite game of all time, and a 3 and a half hours long listen to these guys talking about it was such a joy, I don’t favorite a lot of episodes on AntennaPod, but this was one of them. I listened to 4 or so other episodes.
  • Avatar: Braving the Elements. A podcast reviewing every episode of this fantastic series, with Korra and Zuko’s voice actors as hosts? What an amazing idea, the episode with Jack De Sena (Sokka’s VA) has been my favorite so far. I listened to 3 or so other episodes.
  • Late Night Linux. These guys don’t like to make titles for their episodes, and there was nothing too unique about each, but I listened to the weekly episodes of the month.

Manga

I read quite a lot of manga, especially the last couple weeks ot February, I just scrolled through my anilist feed, but I should be able to automatically get this if I check their API for a bit. This is what I got manually so far.

  • Kingdom: Read from chapters 82 to 708 (Caught up). This is an absolute epic. I don’t know how I read so many chapters in a matter of days. The manga covers the period of China’s warring states and follows the dream of a king to unify all of China, and a slave boy who wants to become a Great General of the Heavens, it covers war and strategy in a fantastic way, must read.
  • My Dress-Up Darling: I caught up to it. I wanted to watch the anime but decided to go for the manga first, its kinda wholesome and it actually shows a lot of stuff I didn’t know about the cosplayer community, I don’t really like fan-service, but at least it makes sense here.
  • Vagabond: Read from chapter 162 to 165. Kingdom took over this one for me, but I still read a few chapters, its about to get interesting now that I am up to date with Kingdom.
  • Chainsaw Man: Completed from the start. This is a really interesting read, it was about a dude who hunts devils and ends up becoming one after fusing with Pochita, his devil pet. The way the story went caught me off-guard, but the characters were quite good, It was an emotional roller coaster filled with great action and character moments.
  • Sakamoto Days: Read from chapter 55 to 60. I only caught up to what I’ve already read, this series is super fun and action packed, and it looks like its only getting better.
  • One-Punch Man: Read from chapter 1 to 79. This needs no introduction, a hero so powerful it gets bored and loses his emotions, and the adventures that happen around him, great character and art, as well as tons of action and interesting takes on superhero tropes.
  • Read around 14 chapters of other things.

So, yeah I read quite a lot, but that’s what happens when I start a new hobby, at least for me.

Anime

  • Ergo Proxy: Watched from episode 14 to 23 (Completed). I struggled to understand this one, it has a lot of stuff going on while at the same time explaining basically nothing, It can feel a bit pretentious but I don’t think that’s bad. Quite an interesting story, almost as confusing as Evangelion. Also Pino is wholesome.
  • Kill la Kill: Watched from episode 1 to 16. While not as deep as Ergo Proxy, this show is just fun and action all the time, It can even get serious at times, so I am liking it so far, made me laugh a lot.
  • Akira (1988): This movie classic was nothing like I expected, but it was great to watch, and the animation is top notch, a fantastic piece of animation history.

Music

I didn’t really listened to a lot of music this time, I tend to do so while sleeping, but lately I’ve felt like playing background raining sounds via another podcast that uploads such content (I also wanted to avoid messing up my Spotify stats).

I listened to a bunch of Halo’s soundtrack while reading Kingdom, it fit quite nicely.

For some reason ListenBrainz is down while writing this, so yeah, I also listened to some of Evangelion’s sountrack and Chrono Trigger’s too.

Movies

I rewatched Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse, because its a fantastic movie and I was trying out Jellyfin a bit.

Screen Time

I keep track of these things with ActivityWatch, although it hasn’t been updated in a while, it works just fine.

I’ll only share my phone stats because I still don’t setup my computer properly, but Alacritty and Firefox are at the top there. And I used my computer for 127 hours total, according to the tracker.

I won’t really share all of my phone stats either, because I also don’t really know how to plot them in a graph and such yet. But here are some of the numbers.

  • I spent 70 hours in Newpipe (Youtube), which I kinda did not expect, but its a whole month, which I guess is understandable.
  • 121 hours reading manga with Tachiyomi. Yeah, not great, but it was fun? I actually feel kinda bad, but I didn’t miss any homework or anything…
  • 12 hours of Tusky, which is my Mastodon client, its less than in January, probably because I preferred to read manga.
  • 4 hours of AntennaPod. I think it should be more but maybe the tracker doesn’t work with the screen off.

Overall, I spent a total of 293 hours in my phone during February. Which is probably a lot of time, but I hope I can calm down this month.

Wrapping up

I always have a hard time when getting into new hobbies, it happened with Rubik’s cubes, where I spent whole days tracking my speed, when I got into trying out PSP mods and plugins, or the first time I flashed a custom ROM for my phone. This is only normal, at least for me, I know I should try to not interrupt my life that bad, but man, Kingdom was just too good to put aside.
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