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 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”

I’m Officially Too Old to Tolerate Filler in Anime/Manga

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To begin this post, I will proceed to do the least egocentric thing possible and quote myself from a past article. These were my thoughts on Karakai Jouzou no Takagi-san in January of 2018:

“For those who have embarked on the journey of Takagi-san’s anime expedition, allow me, as someone who is up to date on the manga, spoil you on an unconscious thought you may have had watching the first episode: yes, this is likely what’s going to happen for the entire series. Because, seventy-two chapters in, Nishikata is still trying to find his first victory against Takagi. He’s still a stubborn lad who refuses to acknowledge his feelings for her or the fact that he enjoys her company. And Takagi still teases him to no end, with only slight hints at her affection for him.” Continue reading “I’m Officially Too Old to Tolerate Filler in Anime/Manga”

Writer’s Block Takes Hold – An Update

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Five days after I acknowledged that I’ve become somewhat disheartened with the quality of my recent posts (a few have been good, a few others not so much), I’ve come to conclude that some days I’m literally forcing things out prematurely. This whole “publish things daily’ was a great challenge for some time, but in my current juncture of life, my motivation has dulled to the preference of other activities. Basically, I’ve run out of solid ideas that I want to write, instead opting to write for the sake of it, which is no bueno. Continue reading “Writer’s Block Takes Hold – An Update”

Coming to Terms with Your Blogging Identity

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There are times when my writing does not come up to the standards that I set for myself as a competitive perfectionist. The most recent example of this was my last article, detailing my thoughts on the latest Star Wars: Episode IX trailer. In it, much was said about how big corporations are run by Satan and that the existence of anything for profit is bereft of the creative soul. Upon publishing, I immediately looked back on it and thought, “Man, how often have I said all this before?”

Many times. Such is the identity I have established for myself the past six years. Continue reading “Coming to Terms with Your Blogging Identity”