Like many youngsters in the early 2000’s, I was quite fond of this new card-game phenomenon by the name of Yu-Gi-Oh. Complete with super-censored anime adaptation airing at the time, my interest peaked pretty early, only to slowly dwindle as the different generations rolled around (mid-way through GX for me, personally). Still, if there was one thing I could harbor a deep affection for, it was the super rad artistic aesthetic of the collectible cards.
Yes, I was one of those people who would collect the cards to stare at the cool artwork and not actually play the game.
A random urge recently came over me to re-visit some of those old artworks that titillated my younger mind. In time, that urge to simply view transformed into an urge to rank, to assert my opinion in a structured fashion that speaks to me on a spiritual level. Now, here we are; these are my favorite Yu-Gi-Oh card artworks, based solely on how rad I think they are.
Continue reading “Top 10 Favorite Yu-Gi-Oh Card Artworks”
Some would say, “Oh, how the mighty have fallen.” Personally, I would go with, “Oh, how this bizarre anime-Zootopia soap opera has leaned ever forward into the ‘opera’ bit.”
Continue reading “Thoughts on Beastars (Season Two)”
This will be a somewhat unusual post for the purposes of this blog. Typically, the formula to success here has been taking a topic and either analyzing it from top to bottom or ruthlessly criticizing it in ways that the general public normally wouldn’t outside of extreme cases. Something tells me I’m usually the person people turn to for bad news, or an otherwise grounded take on specific topics, whether it be anime, games, or whatever else.
But this will be somewhat unique, yet not unique in the slightest in hindsight. What I’m about to embark on is something that is generally more expected from an online blog format: a personal story about discovering a new hobby (pastime?). I have officially come full circle and am now blogging about random, sudden passions, some seven years into my blogging life.
Continue reading “I’ve Made a Home on Twitch”
I never really associated myself with sunshine, but someone sees me as a suitable ray of vitamin D replenishment. I have never been so honored. Thank you very much to Irina for the tag in her recent Sunshine Blogger post. Without her, I would probably remain as the moon or something. I’m not really sure how to open this post. Continue reading “Today, I Am the Sunshine Blogger”
It’s the weekend and it’s late. I’ll try and make this as succinct as possible while also maintaining the critical sublimity I am beloved for! Continue reading “Day One: Punch-Drunk Love (MotM 2020)”
I cannot recall if I’ve ever described this phenomenon I have with the more trepidatious moments of a video game’s whole. Briefly, perhaps, I’ve mentioned my leniency towards these moments, but for today, I shall expand upon this topic in the hopes that it may reach you, reader, and you will be able to sympathize with my insanity. That, and it’s become a running joke in the family recently. It’s on the mind and I felt it’d be neat to share a little more of my gaming expectations. Continue reading “Frustration in Video Games Is Just Part of the Adventure”
This is quite a nostalgic course for me. I first viewed Infinite Stratos in its entirety in July of 2012, over seven years ago. It was one of the twenty members of the first Summer of Anime block that started my rekindled fascination with the anime medium. I have grown substantially since then, with my expectations of anime fitting far more within a certain criteria than before, when I would consume practically anything. One thing that hasn’t changed is that Infinite Stratos was one of the few low spots of that first Summer. Why would my thoughts change seeing as even back then I felt the anime was lacking? It may surprise you to know that my thoughts have changed… for the better. Continue reading “Merry Days of Anime: Infinite Stratos (Season One; Re-Watch)”
I am writing this about twelve hours removed from reading 17776 for the first time. To some, this may seem like Bois’s most definitive work, considering the scale of the work and the reception it garners to this day. I’ve watched his works for years, whether on the SB Nation website or Youtube, but never took the deep dive into this grand-scale tale until recently. Hard to say why—a desire to enjoy easy-going, non-challenging content, or the pressure of gripping onto something that will guarantee some soul-searching by the end. By video game logic, it’s like preferring a few games of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to the entirety of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Continue reading “An Ode to Jon Bois”
It is the Youtube scandal that has rocked the internet asunder. It is the type of juicy drama that humanity swarms around for the shock and awe. Involving not one, but multiple prominent internet celebrities, the events that have unfolded in the last 48 hours have essentially destroyed ProJared and his Youtube career.
Since then, I have seen many different takes on the state of ProJared’s Youtube career. Most of them insinuate that it is irredeemably fucked. Some of them believe that, through visual change and time, he could come back and be forgiven. This has got me thinking, as one who has been following this mess since first discovering it hours after everything was brought to light. Is Projared truly fucked? Or could he be forgiven? Before any of that, some context for those who may not know what’s going on. Continue reading “Could ProJared Ever Salvage His Career?”
I don’t consider myself a fashion designer by any means, but I would jump at the chance to design some uniforms for various football teams. Where my adoration for football occasionally wanes with the seasons, my taste for sweet football threads is almost ashamedly immovable. Just recently, the Arena Football League announced they were partnering with Phenom to supply the league’s uniforms, and they showed them off all at once. It was a lot to take in—I prefer it that way. Continue reading “Ranking the Arena Football League’s New Uniforms”