Sorry, OG Fans: Game Freak Will (Likely) Never Make Another Pokémon Game Tailored For You

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I could start this piece about Pokémon‘s historic and surprising rise to worldwide phenomenon, but I bet you’ve heard that told ’round the campfire a few times. Instead, I want to talk about something else entirely. Continue reading “Sorry, OG Fans: Game Freak Will (Likely) Never Make Another Pokémon Game Tailored For You”

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

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Prepare for the era of the Red Riot! A hero with little screentime in the past is getting his chance to make a name for himself as a hero. Join Karandi and I as we talk about what we liked about his debut, what we thought was underwhelming, and whether the future is bright for the series. Also noteworthy: Is Fat Gum’s quirk just an excuse to eat a lot? And do I have it? This and more with the latest round of the Visualist x100!!!! roundtable! Continue reading “Visualist x100!!!! – My Hero Academia Season Four: Episode Five”

Hi Score Girl Deserves a Participation Trophy

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A week into 2019, I started reading a quaint little manga called Hi Score Girl (occasionally titled as High Score Girl). In truth, this was not the first time I came across this series, as I’ve been wanting to read it ever since… well, ever since running across it on MyAnimeList all the way back in 2013 or so. It wasn’t until news broke that the series was ending in 2018 that I felt re-invigorated to finally try it out. What an interesting year it’s been, going through this story (and waiting months for individual chapters to scanlate). Continue reading “Hi Score Girl Deserves a Participation Trophy”

Top 10 Most Impactful Game Soundtracks of My Childhood

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Last night as I was toiling away at work, a certain track invaded my headspace. Alluring and uplifting, it gave way to the creative flow that churned my mind to focus better, and it expanded to other tracks that made me feel similarly. All led to the realization that I have not spoken much about music on this blog, aside from the yearly SiIvagunner Top 10’s. And nostalgia with video games is something I (secretly?) find immensely enamoring. Continue reading “Top 10 Most Impactful Game Soundtracks of My Childhood”

Give Andy Dalton a Break for 2019

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Disclaimer: This is not a post arguing that Andy Dalton, as a football player, is underrated or a bonafide starter (even if I believe he is). This is also not arguing that Andy Dalton has never gotten breaks before. The main argument presented here is that Andy Dalton deserves better. His stats aren’t pretty and his team is 0-8 in 2019. As of yesterday, on his own god damn birthday, Dalton was benched for rookie Ryan Finley. Thus, the floodgates opened about the longtime Bengal’s legacy, worth, and role in a dumpster fire year for the 2019 Cincinnati Bengals. Continue reading “Give Andy Dalton a Break for 2019”

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

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The third episode is upon us, and with it even more of the action-packed, character-inspired, heart-racing moments that have—okay, I won’t hype it any further. The fourth season is still trying to find its groove—Karandi and I are still trying to find our patience for it. A return to form remains to be seen, but for more details, our thoughts on the third episode: Continue reading “Visualist x100!!!! – My Hero Academia Season Four: Episode Three”