tumblr has sort of sucked my soul (check me out: pasket.tumblr.com). Other than that, I've been sucked in by netflix and video games. Standard summer. I watched alllll of AtLA just in time to get swept up in Korra news, then watched the Last Airbender movie (which was so terrible I actually got a few hearty belly-laughs from it), and then, at the behest of my not-really-sister-in-law, I watched Sherlock, which is fantastic. Such a wonderful adaptation! And Martin Freeman is such an adorable, frumpily dressed Watson, I do love him.
As for video games, I've been playing a lot of FF as I seem to do every summer, mostly multiples of four. I'm at Mt. Ordeals in FFIV (on my DS), disc 2 in VIII (it froze up on me today, so frustrating!), and doing a lot of sidequesting in XII. I finally beat the Shadowseer (it wasn't too bad until it summoned Phoenix, damn) and got Zodiark. Zodiark was such a fun battle. I almost had my ass handed to me, but then Vaan, the last member of the party alive (and the most underleveled by four or five levels at least) struck a fatal blow with scathe. I was yelling at the screen the entire time (slightly embarrassing) but it was such fun. I appreciate that the sidequests in XII are very well spaced, leveling wise. In XIII, it seems like you can do a whole bunch of hunts at a certain level range, and then you have to grind forever in a single area to get to the next group of hunts. XII seems much better spaced, with good areas to level even when you started reaching the 70s and 80s.
I also opened up my Memoria file of FFIX. I forgot how stunning Memoria was, all sorts of stairs and broken architecture-y things and that one room with the rain. I beat Hades (finally) but was then thoroughly trounced by Trance Kuja, alas.
I've also been reading The Golden Compass at an inexcusably slow pace. It's very good; I love the steam punk-y elements, and I just adore Lyra. Perhaps I'll have some more intelligent things to say once I finish it, but for now, it must suffice to say that I'm enjoying it thoroughly.
aaah I have been so bad at updating this this summer. I am only good at writing about my ~feelings~ it seems.