Visualist x100!!!! – My Hero Academia Season Four: Episode One

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Cover image provided by the lovely Karandi.

The new season is finally here! Everyone prepare yourself for non-stop thrills, chills, and the emotional embodiment of heroism at heart! There is nothing more impactful than the power of friendship and exclamation points!!!! That is why Karandi and I have teamed up once again to bring you the deep dish on what every episode of Boku no Hero Academia has to offer! Strap on your seat belts and prepare to be disappointed!!!! Continue reading “Visualist x100!!!! – My Hero Academia Season Four: Episode One”

Early Impressions: Kimetsu no Yaiba

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When I began The Visualist’s Veranda over six years(!) ago, I was very cynical. Longtime followers have heard this story before. I was an edgy dude with not a lot to my name, trying to burst through the scene as an arrogant know-it-all similarly to those who would write long-form epitaphs on the importance of Legend of the Galactic Heroes. As time crawled forward, I was smoothed by the inevitable teachings of reality and college, and my criticism for various art forms followed suit (right?). Watching Kimetsu no Yaiba brings me back to those days of when anime were never good enough for my standards, and while I don’t think I’m that kind of person anymore, the end of the third episode has left me feeling… nostalgic. Continue reading “Early Impressions: Kimetsu no Yaiba”

Ad Astra Review

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I like space. This can mean two things: I like outer space, a popular setting in sci-fi cinema which represents the great unknown, and I like the figurative term “space,” in that I prefer to be alone. Growing into the person I am now, I’ve learned that my desire for solitude has become more selective—I prefer to be away from crowds of strangers, but fully enjoy being around loved ones. This is the difference between me and the star of Ad Astra, Roy McBride, who was raised in a chasm of solitude away from the man who molded him: his father and legendary astronaut, Clifford McBride. Continue reading “Ad Astra Review”

I Played “General Manager Mode” in Madden NFL 12—Here’s How I Fared

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I realize the audience for this specific post is tremendously low, but this is something of a journey that I’m quite pleased with. After watching Jon Bois and Kofie Yeboah destroy the NBA with horrible players, I was inspired to do something similar, but without the intentional sabotage. Playing Madden 12 for as long as I have, it finally clicked upon watching the aforementioned video: I like playing football, but I love creating football. I love assembling the teams, creating the scenarios, and doing all I can to improve every position. Think of it like those auto-chess games, where you establish the setting and plan for what’s ahead, then let the AI handle all else. I did just that, only with Madden 12. Continue reading “I Played “General Manager Mode” in Madden NFL 12—Here’s How I Fared”

Top 10 Favorite Games After Two Years with KeenGamer

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Unfortunately, I cannot share the same enthusiasm I had for last year’s list in my current mindset. Seeing as I’m still in an unintended semi-hiatus from the blog and the continued pressure of landing an actual full-time job that doesn’t make me want to end myself to secure a proper place in society looming, I don’t feel as chipper these days. Truth be told, I forgot about this until just a few days ago when my mind happened to linger upon the calmer years of KeenGamer’s existence. Nevertheless, sharing my opinion on games (and anything, really) is still a profitable and engaging process for me, so allow me to continue to do so for your viewing pleasure. Continue reading “Top 10 Favorite Games After Two Years with KeenGamer”