Saturday, March 18, 2017

Update: What's Going On Right Now?

Hey. In the slim chance that you check back here to see if I've done anything lately, I've got some stuff to say.

For the past two months, I've had a draft entitled "Update: Will." It's set to be my final farewell to this blog, but at the same time, I'm too scared to start writing it. I don't know if I'd regret it or not. And so it sits, empty, to be posted one day, be it in two months or two years.

First of all: no, I don't want to abandon this site. But there will be a lot less going on here. This was a labor of love since I was 12. I'm 16 now, and I don't know how to feel about leaving the old stomping grounds behind. 

I will say that my attention has focused a lot on the other blog, Unfunny Guy. Allow me to explain a bit.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

A Thought to Chew: Memory

I've been playing a lot of Color Splash lately, and as a disclaimer, I will say upfront that yes, I very much enjoyed it. The gameplay might be a bit rough around the edges, and I'll probably address that at some point, but everything else about the game is endearing and charming. There are three amazing prongs to it- beautiful artistic choices, a profound sense of humor (especially for a Mario game), and a phenomenal soundtrack. If there's one thing that a game can sell me on the most, it's music, and while Color Splash is definitely the most well-rounded game in terms of having consistently good music to match the circumstances of the game, there's one piece of music that I think is better than all of it combined.

The song is "Memory", Rather, it's four songs. The early ones are light and contemplative, with simple piano notes accompanied by the ticks of a clock and a rotating film reel. We get a cinematic, sentimental vibe, an immediate contrast to the otherwise cheerful optimism the game radiates.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Dear Game, Don't Patronize Me

To think it only took a whole month to revert back to proper content, and by that I mean content pertaining to the actual point of this blog existing.

For the past few days I've been playing a lot of Yoshi's Woolly World, a game I got last year but never opened because I've been so preoccupied, but I digress. It's a genuinely good game with amazing music and an excellent post-game difficulty curb to everybody who thought Yoshi games couldn't possibly make you want to pull all of your hairs out one by one in a masochistic exercise of frustration and insanity (a slow, painful descent might I add.) Or maybe I just suck. Honestly, that's a perfectly valid explanation too.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Introducing the Legacy List (200 Articles)

200 Articles. Over the course of the past 3.5 years, I've written 200 articles.

Of those, I'm proud to say at least 20 are moderately passable.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Favorite Videos of 2016 List

Here's the list of the articles for the videos I discussed over the past two weeks. If I can say one thing, though, it's that I'm really looking forward to just talking about video games, okay?

Monday, January 16, 2017

Favorite Video of 2016: Day 15: Time Friends

"We're not friends. We're time friends."
As per last year, I'm starting and ending with Olan. It's been established that I admire the guy, I know, so let's just talk about the video. Why did I decide to declare this my favorite video of the past year?

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Favorite Videos of 2016: Day 14: Hong Kong | Scamalot

"Yes, there are Kit Kats."
Here's a bit of a different choice.
To the uninformed, James Veitch is a British comedian who gets a lot of scam emails, but instead of ignoring them, he responds to waste the scammer's time and confuse them. Now, he puts them all up on the Internet to enjoy.