Lately, I’ve been re-watching a lot of anime from back in my “heyday.” The times where anime was all the rage in my impressionable mind and no amount of sexual fan service could have me drop a title. Those were the days… Nearly eight years later, I’ve come around to Ookami-san, a series I affectionately referred to as “kind of looks like Toradora, I guess” in my “Anime Due for a Re-watch” list on my MAL profile. With such high expectations (originally given a 6/10), how does it fare now that I’m older, wiser, and (hopefully) more tolerant?
I dropped it after five episodes. Tolerance ended up working against it.
Continue reading “Updated Thoughts on Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi (Ft. Sexism)”
For a long while, I found myself doubting my capacity to enjoy Pokémon in a modern setting. Hand-holding aplenty, huge emphasis on EPIC legendary encounters and storylines, and the constant attempts at gripping nostalgia for maximum profit has made me wary of the current direction of the franchise. Even so, after playing Shield for myself, I had a good time, and have even come to terms with thinking it better than games prior (a controversial opinion I may expand on at a later date). I still adore the franchise and how it helped shape my gaming youth, and with a resurgent vitality, I began to ponder that list I made in 2016. It could use a bit of a touch-up. Continue reading “Top 10 Favorite Pokémon (2020 Redux)”
Yes, I have returned to the blogging space. Yes, I returned just to ask a question.
Continue reading “Should I Monetize My Blog?”
The next chapter of My Obsession with Fire Emblem: Three Houses has officially begun upon the release of the Cindered Shadows DLC. Continue reading “My Official Fire Emblem: Three Houses Character Tier List (Post Ashen Wolves DLC)”
(Note: This could technically apply to the Hall of Fame moniker in any competitive sport, but football is the only one I care enough about, so I titled this appropriately.)
With the recent retirement of Eli Manning, the NFL world will be Manning-less for the first time since 1997. The fact that people are even mentioning this as a notable fact speaks volumes to the impact that the Manning brothers have had in NFL history. Not many will argue against Peyton’s ability, unless in relation to Tom Brady, but Eli always got a bit of heat for his play throughout the years. Many are debating his credentials as a Hall of Fame player, with those opposed citing his career record and quarterback rating, while those in favor point to his Super Bowl rings. Both sides are missing something important, though, something I believe in that not everyone will agree with. Continue reading “Why the NFL Hall of Fame is Misleading”
Everyone, this game has exceeded all expectations of mine. Fire Emblem: Three Houses has, at this point, consumed 250+ hours of my life since receiving the game a few days after release. Notice how my blog’s been pretty quiet since late July? Yeah. You all have no idea how much I held back, too. For the sake of not oversaturating the marketplace, I refrained from making a hundred posts on this game—I certainly could have (and still can). A “totally 100% final thoughts on three houses” post has been in the planning stages for The Visualist’s Veranda for weeks, but never came to fruition because, well, my thoughts on the game keep changing!
But this? This is
relatively concrete. I wanted to share a little more about this cute little title by highlighting its characters. Continue reading “My Official Fire Emblem: Three Houses Character Tier List”
People are crying. They were once overjoyed, blissful of the state of the upcoming Pokémon games, which would grace the Nintendo Switch for the first time in the series’s (mainline) history. Their expectations and hopes were shattered upon the announcement that they wouldn’t be able to transfer all of their pokémon from the upcoming Pokémon Home into Sword & Shield. The reason? The Galar region will not support a national dex, code for “Only a fraction of the total number of pokémon will be available in Sword & Shield.”
The outcry has been substantial. Thousands of Pokémon fans are swearing off their loyalty from the company and the upcoming game. The hashtag “#BringBackNationalDex” has become a symbol of their contempt, a unifying plea for the Pokémon Company to answer. Fans are now hostile, suspicious, and cynical of every detail on the once-beloved upcoming titles. They wish for every pokémon, not just “some.” After all, it’s about catching them all.
What a time to be a Pokémon fan. Continue reading “Expecting a National Dex With Pokémons Sword & Shield is Insane”
While I can’t say for sure as my memory isn’t the greatest, finishing this film has cemented it as the oldest film I have ever seen, dating back prior to my grandmother’s life. 1926. You could fit almost four of my current lifespan in the time since then. Continue reading “Day Eleven: The General (MotM 2019)”
Every hardcore anime fan has some. Things about the anime medium that make them groan, cry, or maybe even wish they were never an anime fan. While these things seem a little extreme, some nuisances are so ingrained within the medium that it begins to add to an overwhelming amount of negativity with each series, limiting what one can enjoy among the vast selection.
We’re not gonna focus on these things today. Instead, I’m gonna nitpick like it’s my career. Continue reading “Top 10 Trivial Anime Pet Peeves”
I have a problem. A dilemma. A conundrum. Please spare some time to hear my struggle. Continue reading “Entry #2: 3D Kanojo (SoM 2018)”