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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 […]

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Personal

2018: The reflection post

I figured it was time to do my 2018 wrap-up post, mostly because I like writing about this kind of thing. I tend to be big on reflecting over time, and the end of the year is a good enough time to do so. This year I learned a lot about myself — and well, […]

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Gaming Writing

Dealing with Artifact: the first week

It feels like forever since I wrote about Artifact, the Valve-produced card game set in the world of Dota 2. Since then, the game was kind of this specter that hung over Dota fans, since they didn’t really know what to expect from it. We saw personalities and people we looked up to rumbling behind-the-scenes […]

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Opinion

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. Spoiler warning, as usual. # Episode Name Original Air Date Focus Wiki Link Watched Version S01E04 “Empire’s Afterglow” 1989/01 Flashbacks [LINK] Central Anime ◄ See previous episode […]

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Opinion

Stargazing, Part 3 – Legend of the Galactic Heroes

Hey hey, we’re back again with more Legend of the Galactic Heroes, and we’re continuing to spend a lot of time with Yang. If you were returning to the series hoping for more space battles, boy howdy are you going to be disappointed. Again, spoiler warning for those who haven’t watched yet. Certain characters and […]

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Opinion

Stargazing, Part 2 – Legend of the Galactic Heroes

I really liked how my last Legend of the Galactic Heroes blog came out, so I feel I should do more of them. I don’t have much experience with reviewing anime, but I hope my rambling has been entertaining so far. This post should be a bit shorter, mostly because there’s less preamble to explaining […]

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Opinion

Stargazing, Part 1 – Legend of the Galactic Heroes

After seeing endless screencaptures on Twitter, I decided to dive into Legend of the Galactic Heroes out of curiosity for something people seemed to universally praise. I usually gravitate to classics for a reason: they’re usually safe choices when it comes to spending my time. For those unfamiliar with the series, it’s a space opera […]

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Gaming Writing

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

RPGs are my favorite genre, and I wanted to write about them from a more zoomed-out perspective than just dealing with their stories. Also, I wanted an excuse to post the “Rich Rump” picture. I’ve become more cognizant of what people call “gameplay loops” lately. They’re pretty simple: you figure out what the main cycle […]

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Gaming Writing

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and waifus as marketing

One of the first posts that I published when I launched this blog was my impressions of Xenoblade Chronicles X, a WiiU title from Monolith Soft. Despite really liking it at the time, I grew more frustrated with it the more I tried to play: the game’s internal systems just didn’t work for me, and […]

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Personal

2017: The reflection post

I think every writer has a voice in their head that tells them to write a New Year’s resolution/reflection blog. It allows them to be a bit reflective and nudge a little narcissism at the same time. So, if you’ll indulge me a tiny bit… If we cling onto yesterday, what can we hope to […]