Tattoo

I am proud of you

Piece of art now part of me

You add more to me

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Love?

Twisted in lovers lane
A mix of emotions I can’t, or choose not to explain
How can I go from having “some” feelings to what seems like love overnight

You touched me without touching me
Or rather made me touch myself
I feel your presence here even though you’re clearly not

Not physically but mentally you’re right here next to me
Laying oh so perfectly

Will this sudden rush of feelings go away as quickly as they came
Or will they stand the test of time

Sadly, perhaps thankfully even as I finish this poem I feel those feelings slipping away
And me returning back to normal

Whatever that means

Swingin’ Round The City

Let me start out from the jump saying that Marvel’s Spider-Man (PS4) is a blast! In this game we get to play an older (though still in his 20s) Spider-Man, one who has years of experience under his belt. Along with already established relationships with many of his most iconic villains. The game clocks in roughly around 16 or so hours, leaving loads more time for exploring, side missions, etc.

Spider-man (PS4) is a great trip into the worlds of both Spider-Man and Peter Parker. There are some side missions that help to flush out the world, and some welcome inclusions of characters you may not know much about if you aren’t a huge comic book fan. The New York City of the game feels very much alive, and it feels great to just swing around before diving into helping some citizens, beat up on some criminals, or completing a mission to advance the story. While the pacing of the story could use a little work, the villains and Spider-Man/Peter’s relationships with them are the highlight of this game.

Pro’s:
Good story
Swinging around feels spectacular
Multiple gadgets, showing off Spider-man’s scientific side
Multiple ways to take down enemies (stealthy, straight on, setting traps)/expansive skill tree

Con’s:
Some story pacing issues

 

Overall a great game (one with it’s own “after credits” scene which I won’t spoil for you). I eagerly await the inevitable sequel.

I give it a 9/10.

 

Thoughts

These thoughts they run deep

Like the blood through my veins
And I try to change course but it’s like it’s in vain

So sometimes I feel shame, and sometimes I just embrace
But then that embrace turns into self-hate

And if I can’t be at peace with my own thoughts, then who will
It’s like I’m living in a ghost world, my own Silent Hill

And daylight only breaks when I get distracted by going through my daily motions

Hoping to avoid my really crazy thoughts

But when I’m alone in my head my thoughts aren’t just thoughts
They’re my new reality, my shelter from the world

And then I’m shamed, spooked, scared, awakened back to the real world

Only to slowly fall back into my thoughts again

The Queen Returns

Though some (including Nicki herself) would say that she never really left, it has been 3+ years since we last had a Nicki Minaj album. A lot has happened in Nicki’s personal life in that time, and after such a hiatus expectations were high (especially due to the rise of another female rapper in Minaj’s “absence”).

Now the question that everyone’s wondering is of course, did she meet the expectations with her new album entitled Queen. And while that might depend on who you ask, the short answer in my opinion is yes!

Nicki starts the album off with a sultry opener reflecting on what’s happened in the time between her last album and now. Then teams up with Eminem (and Labrinth) for a song that while not quite Roman’s Revenge is still a great addition to her discography. The album also has notable appearances by Lil Wayne (no surprise there), Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Swae Lee, Future, and a surprise collaboration with Foxy Brown.

Queen has something for everyone, if you want to cry reflecting on past relationships you can. If you wanna talk your sh*t to some haters you can do that too. And if you just wanna get on the dance floor and show off, there are some club ready hits as well.

Overall I give Queen 4/5 stars.

Top 5 Songs (for now):

Barbie Dreams
Chun Swae (ft. Swae Lee)
LLC
Good Form
Hard White

Honorable Mention:

Sir (ft. Future)

 

Give it a listen for yourself here:

TIDAL
Apple
Spotify

 

 

 

Same Old Love

I keep going back to you
And pushing you away

Why do I do this

Is it your fault or mine

Will there be a time when we get it right
I really don’t want to have this fight

You can get mad at me, but I can’t at you

But who made that rule

When I’m the only one forcing myself to follow it

The cycle only ends when we both agree to stop it

But for now I guess

We’ll keep each other in our back pockets