It’s RPG Season, Baby

Fall has finally, officially arrived in my neck of the woods, and you know what that means: It’s time to throw on your thickest socks, your fuzziest sweater, your coziest blanket, grab a cup of something hot, and play some video games. But not just any video games. Only the biggest, longest, meatiest (oh my) games will do. I’m talking about my new best friend, … Continue reading It’s RPG Season, Baby

What Else Is On? July 20th, 2022

Hello and welcome to What Else is On?, a collection of things from elsewhere on the web that I’ve been enjoying in the past month. PUT THIS ON First off, here’s a track to throw on and vibe out to while you catch up on the below. This month, it’s…Garlic Jam, an album by blog favorite Louie Zong, made entirely in Warioware D.I.Y. for the … Continue reading What Else Is On? July 20th, 2022

The Boktai Database

Almost exactly a month ago (I’m a day late writing this), I started a new project. Since May 1st, 2022, I’ve been building a fan/archival website dedicated to the video game series Boktai. Aside from a bootstrapped portfolio website that I made as part of a college course, this is the first website I’ve ever built from top to bottom in HTML almost entirely on … Continue reading The Boktai Database

The Moment I Fell in Love With Final Fantasy VII

Last year, I played Final Fantasy VII for the first time, and it quickly became one of my favorite games of the year, and probably one of my favorites of all time. These things happen slowly, and as a result of many small moments added together, but one moment in particular stands out in my personal FF7 journey from “interest” to “love.” I was just … Continue reading The Moment I Fell in Love With Final Fantasy VII

What Else Is On? May 1st, 2022

Happy May Day, and welcome to What Else is On?, a collection of things from elsewhere on the web that I’ve been enjoying in the past month. Solidarity forever! Enjoy! PUT THIS ON First off, here’s a track to throw on and vibe out to while you catch up on the below. This month, it’s…the entirety of Takako Mamiya‘s album, Love Trip. READ THIS 📚 … Continue reading What Else Is On? May 1st, 2022

Analogue Pocket Review: I Love the Fancy Game Boy

Well, it’s here. It’s real. The Analogue Pocket exists. And it’s a really nice way to play Game Boy games. The Pocket is the latest in a line of high-quality video game hardware releases from Analogue, a company that specializes in hyper-accurate hardware emulation via FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Arrays). I don’t know what that means either, but it sounds clever, and I’m told it matters … Continue reading Analogue Pocket Review: I Love the Fancy Game Boy

For Your Consideration: Raticate With No Teeth

The other night, I was playing Pokémon Crystal in bed, when I came upon a Raticate. Looking upon his angry, buck-toothed visage, I began to wonder what this creature might look like absent its most defining feature. Thereupon, I took to Adobe Photoshop and created the grim vision you see before you now. Bereft of its enamel weapons, it yawps endlessly into the void. Its … Continue reading For Your Consideration: Raticate With No Teeth