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

Every Video Game I Played in 2021

Last year, I posted a list of “Games I have played in quarantine (so far),” which is cute, looking back and imagining a time when I thought the pandemic might someday end. I thought it might be fun to post one of these lists again, but this time in the context of a concrete time frame that makes any sense at all: a calendar year. This … Continue reading Every Video Game I Played in 2021

What Else Is On? February 19th, 2021

Welp! Moving has me busy as hell, and actually made me miss my first day! That was to be expected, I suppose. Since I’m still in the thick of it, but don’t want a double-miss on my record, how about we check in with what other folks are doing around the web? Art Corner Here’s a really beautiful collection of illustrations, titled “Calendar for a … Continue reading What Else Is On? February 19th, 2021

Games I have played in quarantine (so far)

I started this draft back in June of 2020. I don’t remember if I still thought this would end at some point, or if I had accepted that we’re all just trapped in hell for the foreseeable future. In any case, I thought it might be interesting to see just how many games I’ve played (however briefly) over the course of all of this nonsense. … Continue reading Games I have played in quarantine (so far)

Congratulations, I’ve Won

In yesterday’s post, I alluded to an eBay auction I accidentally won, and that that auction was partially responsible for rekindling my desire to learn Japanese. This is that story. Before continuing, I highly recommend throwing on the Boktai 2 soundtrack as a reading companion. It’ll become clear why later. Otherwise, read on… In a literal sense, this story begins two weeks ago, in late … Continue reading Congratulations, I’ve Won

On Discipline

The process of becoming an adult is largely the process of getting better and better at maintaining what can reasonably be called “a life,” which is itself largely a series of things you do regularly to fulfill an ever-expanding hierarchy of needs and, eventually, wants. I am now firmly in my “late twenties.” I’ve got the list of things I need to do to make … Continue reading On Discipline

Moonlighter Review

The Nintendo Switch library has been growing like gangbusters lately. It seems like every week there’s a new game (or an old game made new) just waiting to be played in bed or on the subway. This month was no different, and after some pining, and the announcement of a Signature Edition, I decided to pick up Moonlighter, a new game from Digital Sun and … Continue reading Moonlighter Review