Guardian Acorn

Site Progress and Personal Update: July 2018 (Growth Edition)

It feels genuinely surprising that I made it through the past few months. I was literally in the ER back on May 22nd yet now I feel stronger than I have ever been. It is not because my troubles have just disappeared all of a sudden, but for once in my life I know that I can overcome them. I have become far more confident in myself than I used to be and know that I can accomplish some great things, and I’m not going to let any transphobes or dumb assess drag me down.

The fact that my breakup did not kill me has proven that NOTHING will. I am emotionally indestructible and have returned from the brink of absolute emotional despair. Additionally, I know that I have talents and abilities that others cannot hope to match, and I know I am destined for greatness. Over the past couple of years it has set in slowly that I can make all my dreams come true if I just keep pushing further and further, and it’s now more plainly obvious than Trump’s idiocy.

I certainly regret how I ended my last relationship, but I refuse to let guilt weigh me down and prevent me from growing as a person. I’ve already accomplished a lot, more than most people ever will in fact. My blog has been up for only a year and it has been growing at quite a rapid rate and I’ve gotten almost nothing but positive feedback. That’s not to say there is no negative feedback and I am certainly going to make a point to respond better to any of it, but I think I know well enough that all I need is to expose my content to more people then this blog is gonna be yuuuuugee!

Anyway, here is last month’s article recap.

Megadimension Neptunia VII (PS4/PC): The Dream Generation (Detailed Review)

HuniePop (PC): A Strange Relationship (Detailed Review) (NSFW)

Quick Review: Quest of Vidhuraa (PC)

Standard Review: Demon’s Souls (PS3)

Amazing VGM: Monster Dance (Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest)

New Super Mario Bros U (Wii U): Same Old Super Mario Bros (Detailed Review)

Amazing VGM: True Power of the Occult (Yandere Simulator)

Super Mario Odyssey (Switch): A Platformer of Epic Proportions (Detailed Review)

Castlevania Retrospective #1: The Classicvanias (Part 1)

Hatred (PC): Soulless Violence (Detailed Review) 

One may notice that this month was more heavy on the game reviews than the political stuff. I do have more political content planned but I think I did need a break from any potentially stressful material so i stuck with vidya. Putting out four new detailed reviews and a retrospective overview of eight games is something I’m definitely proud of. I will say that my reviews of Megadimension Neptunia VII and Super Mario Odyssey were shorter than I thought, but I do think it is important to get out of the mindset that longer equals better. The overly detailedness of a lot of my reviews is a remnant from when I wrote for GameFAQs and tried to bait contests.

I would have to say that my favorite articles of this month were HuniePop, Hatred, and the Castlevania retrospective given their uniqueness. Hatred was originally just going to be a standard “Steam Greenlight Landfill” entry but the review took a rather unique tone. It’s the same reason my reviews of the first Final Quest and Max, an Autistic Journey aren’t retroactively labelled that way.

In general, I’m just glad that I’m just glad I’m playing games more often than before. I am taking a short break between Castlevania games so I am currently playing through Mutiny!! which I got as a review code from MangaGamer, as well as LISA: The Painful. I am quite enjoying both of these games thus far and i think they will make for interesting reviews. I also plan to replay The Beginner’s Guide before reviewing it, but I am confident enough I can review The Legend of Dragoon from memory.

I have also been playing through Pac-Man World on the PS1 but am unsure if I will finish it because levels often last up to 30 minutes and the game uses a lives system which is immensely frustrating given that there are a lot of cheap deaths. The game is still fun otherwise though so I would like to finish it.

As for the personal side of things, I’ve been trying to get out of the house more. I may start going to the movies more often and thus start writing more movie reviews. That also reminds me that I should watch more anime as well. Perhaps I should finally finish my Keijo!!!!!!!! commentary that I kind of abandoned. I find the anime commentaries to be enjoyable but also difficult to keep up with on a schedule. I wonder whether i should do those or straight up reviews?

Another thing to note is that I am planning on attending Saikoucon later this month since it is in Allentown, and I would like to know if anyone else if planning on going. My step brother will also likely be going so I do at least have company but it would be cool if I could meet up with anyone else there. Maybe I’ll even get laid 😉 Probably not but a woman can dream.

Anyway it is time for Patron shout outs. Special thanks to Meiastra, Dia, Ryumaou, Alex Silvey, Rinnie S, Cesar Zamudio, and Erin Lopez. I would also like to thank everyone on my Discord server for chatting with me and helping me cope with all the drama the past few months. I do ask that anyone support me on Patreon if they can and would like to see improved content. Given that I don’t have much money to spend, every little bit helps.

Anyway thank you all for your support and I hope I can continue to create great content for you to enjoy.


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