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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.

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Getting Better

2017: The reflection post

I always think every year is ‘weird’ once it’s over. 2017 wasn’t any different. I outline how my thinking changed over the year and how I want to keep that up.

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Getting Better

There is never a good time to start

In which bedbugs and an IKEA dresser have me thinking about how a healthy default state of being helps us push for more.

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Mental Health The Media Video Games

Finding inspiration in games: Adieu, Persona 5

Endgame Spoilers – For many people, the Persona series of games are an emotional experience. For me, it wasn’t any different.

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Mental Health

Moving Day

I’ll be moving cities in the next couple days, and thought I’d take the time to get things in order and reflect.