I’m going to do my best not to type in all caps and gush here. After all, I am a writer. I am expected to remain critical at all times. BUT OH MY GOD YOU GUYS I FOUGHT A PRIEST WITH FLAMETHROWERS STRAPPED TO MY ANKLES WHILE HE SUMMONED A GIANT ANGEL DRAGON THAT FOUGHT … More If you need to learn how to talk to a lady, play Bayonetta 2!
A popular pass-time around here with my friends is to go hiking in the woods. I live essentially in the middle of nowhere, and has certain advantages, like having a state forest full of inviting trails minutes from my house. Often, when my friends and I have little better ideas, we go exploring down those … More Hiking in the woods with dogs
I had no intention of buying Hyrule Warriors when it was released. I hadn’t ever played a Dynasty Warriors game, or any of its many sequels/spin-offs. But I had heard enough negative buzz about the series to be turned away. I heard that its combat was simple, repetitive, with no depth or nuance to it. … More Hyrule Warriors: A simple, but surprisingly addictive game
As I sit down to write this blog, I find myself staring at a blank page. Not for the first time, and likely not for the last, I’m unsure what to fill this page with. Some people get intimidated by a blank page, almost as if it mocks them. “Bet you can’t write anything good … More The Blank Page
I think just about every gamer has heard of the majesty that is Resident Evil 4. Upon its release on the Gamecube, it was heralded as one of the greatest video games of all time. Its revolutionary new camera system, featuring a sharp “over-the-shoulder” perspective changed action, horror, and 3rd-person shooter mechanics forever. Now, the … More Playing Resident Evil 4 for the first time
I’ve debated with myself numerous times over whether I would chime in on the recent controversies that have been plaguing the video game community. Every time I went to write a post, I always stopped before I started, deciding that I was no expert on these subjects, and would likely write something based on false … More Comments on the recent video game controversies
I mentioned in a blog post recently that I was once again writing by the seat of my pants. That worked for about 35 pages of single-spaced text (and by worked, I mean that I didn’t get too stuck and could keep moving the story forward). But, there came a point where I got stuck. … More So, pantsing didn’t work—bring on the outline!
Short post this week, but one that I personally find pretty interesting. Jordan Devore of Destructoid.com mentioned in a post about a week ago that he was not playing Destiny, and was instead playing Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, a game he had gotten for free from Nintendo as part of their ambassadors program. He … More Feels like I’m playing the game for the very first time!
While waiting on some feedback from some friends of mine, I tried a few other projects here and there, but nothing seemed to really stick. So, I’ve decided to dive face-first into the sequel. While the first novel was something I had planned out extensively, having worked on it in various forms for several years, … More So, I’m writing by the seat of my pants again
Let me begin by painting a brief picture of my current housing situation. Technically, I still live with my parents. However, our house has an in-law apartment that was occupied by my grandparents until recently. Now, I’ve moved in. It’s really nice! Rent is cheap and I still get to eat family dinners. However, it … More I Hate Grocery Shopping