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Getting Better Mental Health

2018: The reflection post

Every blog has to have a year wrap-up post, right? I go into what I’ve learned from 2018, and how its events shaped me.

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Video Games

Dealing with Artifact: the first week

What happens when you dive into a complex card game without being a previous player? I write about my first impressions while playing Valve’s Artifact.

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Anime LOGH

Stargazing, Part 4 – Legend of the Galactic Heroes

After a nice jaunt back to the FPA in the last episode, Legend of the Galactic Heroes pulls the opposite and brings us into the Empire’s neo-classical clutches.

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Anime LOGH

Stargazing, Part 3 – Legend of the Galactic Heroes

We move away from Legend of the Galactic Heroes’ space battles and instead turn our attention to political intrigue. Any well-meaning statesman has their own death squad, right?

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Anime LOGH

Stargazing, Part 2 – Legend of the Galactic Heroes

The Legend of the Galactic Heroes rolls on, this time with the conclusion to the Battle of Astarte. Less context, more tactics, and more establishing our protagonists.

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Anime LOGH

Stargazing, Part 1 – Legend of the Galactic Heroes

My episode-by-episode blog about Legend of the Galactic Heroes starts with ‘In the Eternal Night,’ which serves as a perfect intro to the series.

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Video Games

A look at Monster Hunter: World’s progression and gameplay loop

Monster Hunter: World gives an MMO-like feeling without going whole hog. What makes the game’s play loop and progression fun and rewarding without being too easy/hard?

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The Media Video Games

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and waifus as marketing

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is the RPG that the Switch needs, but it made me question sex’s role in marketing, attachment, and design.