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Me at 32

Today’s my birthday, and I decided to write something for it. I’ve been purposefully avoiding writing for the last six months, mostly because I wanted to take that expectation of production off my plate. That nagging spirit of “I haven’t written anything for a while” is silly, and something I’ve been looking to exorcise for […]

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2020: The Reflection Post

Reflections on this terrible year, and the small amounts of (personal) hope that follows.

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Personal

Golden Kamuy, culture, and authenticity

Satoru Noda’s Golden Kamuy continues my enthusiasm and interest in Japanese culture. How does it do it so well?

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Gaming Writing

Letters from Night City: Cyberpunk 2077

Matt returns from his trip to Cyberpunk 2077’s Night City with some questions, thoughts, and bruises.

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Opinion

Watching Mobile Suit Gundam 0079: The First 10 Episodes

Ten episodes into the grandaddy of modern mech anime, and I have some thoughts on Gundam.

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Gaming Writing

“Yakuza: Like a Dragon” – The RPG Review

A well-loved series makes an extreme genre shift. Did a Yakuza RPG stick the landing?

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Aoashi, sports manga, and the balance of tropes

This week I wanted to talk about a soccer manga I’ve been reading lately, “Aoashi”; sports manga can be a bevy of tropes, and I like the balance here.

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Letters from Eorzea: Mining, Fishing and Catboy Weddings

Somehow I’ve been able to play FFXIV without facing my usual struggles with playing MMOs as an adult. Catboy matrimony may be involved.

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Gaming Writing

Hail, Hades: SuperGiant’s Mount Olympus

SuperGiant Games’ ‘Hades’ is a proof to the idea of learning from your previous work.

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Opinion

Watching: GameCenter CX

I’ve been sad, lately. A desire to get better at ‘enjoying things just to enjoy things’ has lead me back to Shinya Arino, and GameCenter CX.