I’m Participating in an Indie Game Speedrunning Contest

I do not enjoy speedrunning. It’s a hyper-stressful, no-holds-barred precision fest of mega-alertness that I typically don’t care to partake in. This is doubly so when the subject in question is the entirety of a game, and not just one section. It requires patience, luck, knowledge, foresight, and skill to be able to say that you can beat something quicker than anything else. I hate it. Unfortunately, Prodigal is a game I played for review recently that I fell in love with, so when developer Colorgrave announced via Twitter that they were holding a speedrunning contest—with prizes to boot—how could I say no?

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The Oh So Fun Blog Update

Hello, everyone. I hope you all are doing well considering the circumstances of the world.

I am writing this update to inform everyone that my output will be (and has been, frankly) slowing down tremendously in the coming days/weeks/months/etc. I have recently gotten my part-time job back, and my work with KeenGamer has increased due to larger responsibilities and number of writers sending in articles. As such, I will not have the same amount of time to dedicate to writing articles for the blog.

This is not a death sentence, nor is it the beginning of the end. I am simply too preoccupied with adjusting to a busier lifestyle, combined with a relative lack of motivation to write about anything when my interest in games is at a high point. As these things tend to go, I will probably find myself re-invigorated with other subjects in due time, and my desire to write will follow.

With that said, I’m unsure of when I will write again for the blog and what I will write about. All I can ensure is that it will be something that I will want to write on. Maybe football; haven’t done much on that recently.

Thank you for your time. Have a great day.

A Collection of Anime OPs/EDs I Actually Like (Volume Two)

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This is not going to be like my normal posts here on VV. Normally, I have something to say about a particular topic and express it with the most pretentious vocabulary. Instead, today will be a sort of “show off” post where I simply list some anime EDs/OPs I’ve found myself bopping my head to since anime corrupted my soul. I’ll link to each theme so the viewer can also take a listen while I offer short descriptions of the track and what I like about them. Continue reading “A Collection of Anime OPs/EDs I Actually Like (Volume Two)”

Day Six: Castaway on the Moon (MotM 2019)

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Today, I am out of words. Day after day of continually writing similarly structured content that eventually drowns into a gateway of monotony that is drained of all importance. I like this film, here’s why. I don’t like this film, here’s why. Where does the substance of meaning arise? When is this going to make any difference to anyone? I’m in a far corner of the internet writing about films to a few dozens among billions of people on the planet, many of whom will look at this post and leave without reading more than a couple paragraphs—if not skip to the end to look at the flashy number. It’s enough to make myself question the effort I put into the things I’m most passionate about, especially those that will sit in a glass case to collect dust for all eternity. Continue reading “Day Six: Castaway on the Moon (MotM 2019)”

Asserting My Writing Efficiency – A Poorly-Veiled Blog Update

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To those who have been visiting the blog on a semi-regular basis, you may have noticed that it’s seen some changes in the past couple weeks. The layout has changed to feel more modern (which means more bold) and the content has become more varied in type, both from a topical standpoint and a medium standpoint. I’ve finally found a groove in which this blog can finally be about a place for visual media (and football) and not just anime, which is something I’m immensely fond of. On top of that, the content has been rolling in at a rate unheard of for this blog outside of my annual March of the Movies block (the next of which is coming soon). I wanted to take the time to address these sudden changes. Continue reading “Asserting My Writing Efficiency – A Poorly-Veiled Blog Update”

AP’s NFL All-Pro Ballot Should Be Expanded

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In 2018, Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz caught 116 passes from his quarterbacks, which is an NFL record for tight ends and was second among all pass-catchers in the league in that category. To go along with this, Ertz also scored eight touchdowns with 1,163 receiving yards, all of which are phenomenal for a tight end (he was third in the league compared to other tight ends in both categories). When Associated Press released their annual All-Pro selection at the end of the regular season, only two tight ends were listed: Travis Kelce and George Kittle. Both were definitely deserving (each beat the previous tight end record for receiving yards), but the absence of Ertz despite his record-setting year is, in a word, garbage. Continue reading “AP’s NFL All-Pro Ballot Should Be Expanded”

A Collection of Anime OPs/EDs I Actually Like (Volume One)

anime osts 1

This is not going to be like my normal posts here on VV. Normally, I have something to say about a particular topic and express it with the most pretentious vocabulary. Instead, today will be a sort of “show off” post where I simply list some anime EDs/OPs I’ve found myself bopping my head to since anime corrupted my soul. I’ll link to each theme so the viewer can also take a listen while I offer short descriptions of the track and what I like about them. Continue reading “A Collection of Anime OPs/EDs I Actually Like (Volume One)”

Entry #1: Koi Koi 7 (Rewatch) (SoA 2017)

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(Recommended by this cheeky bastard.)

This is the worst anime I have ever seen.

There is a character whose name is “Poophead.”

Everyone gets naked at least thirteen times. Average of once per episode.

The male lead looks like my brother when he was twelve.

Every attempt at being dark is completely retconned by the female characters having lesbian sex.

Imagine every negative stereotype you hear about anime in general. That is Koi Koi 7.

I quit.

Personal Score: F

Critical Score: F

The rating for this title and all others can be found on MyAnimeList.