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2019: The Reflection Post

It’s hard to start this kind of post without the usual cliches; 2019 was a bit of a year of growth and getting to know myself, and I’ll say that I probably ended up in the positive when it comes to me as a person, even though I don’t feel it at the moment. In […]

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Gaming Writing

Playing: Ring Fit Adventure

I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve fallen prey to my share of fitness gimmicks and failed gym habits. I’m always a sucker for trying again, however, and something about Ring Fit Adventure for the Nintendo Switch caught my eye. The main thing that had me interested is was marketed as an RPG, which is probably […]

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Opinion

Reading: Delicious in Dungeon

I’ve been trying to sleep better lately, and part of that is improving my sleep hygiene. This mainly means changing a longtime habit I have, which is being on my PC until I get tired enough to sleep. I’ve described to my therapist before that being on the PC is basically my “default state of […]

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Opinion

Match end: concluding Haikyuu!!

This article contains heavy spoilers for people who aren’t current to the Haikyuu!! manga. Specifically, it’s written after reading Haikyuu!! 374.

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Taking up space: my trip to Japan

I’ve been putting off writing something about my Japan trip, mostly because it’s hard to know exactly where to start. This probably won’t be the only thing I write about it, but I feel it’s the most important thing for me to commit to a post.

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Me at 30: some advice

I wanted to some writing to expand on a tweet that I made yesterday that had some advice for people that might want it. My own qualifications aren’t that impressive; all I can say is that I’ve survived to 30 working in the game industry, and that therapy and massive amounts of introspection have caused […]

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Gaming Writing

Working with walkthroughs, and skipping gaming experiences

I’ve been making a concerted effort to cross games off my backlog lately before I buy any more. I’ve also been looking at that backlog and thinking “am I really going to go back to this game that I’m not enthused about to finish it?” and realizing that the answer is probably no.

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Opinion

Haikyuu!!, and killing The Small Giant

Haruichi Furudate writes good shōnen sports manga — I say this, because I’ve been really enjoying Haikyu!! lately, and I felt like I should explain why. To note, this post is going to spoil the last six or so chapters of the manga, which is currently on Chapter 338 and onward.

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Gaming Writing

Thoughts on Apex Legends

Battle Royale games make me feel old.

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Gaming Writing

Slay the Spire vs Artifact: What is my brain is doing differently?

I’ve been playing a lot of Slay the Spire lately. I’ve found that it’s really scratched the itch for card games in a way that I never really appreciated before, and I’ve been spending a long time tinkering with how to approach different decks and challenges. Ironically, I wish I could be doing this with […]