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Site Progress and Personal Update: December 2018

So… I was banned from Twitter.

I’m honestly not surprised. I kinda knew this was going to happen considering how prone to abuse Twitter’s report system and how scattershot in its implementation it is. Infamous right wing nutcase Alex Jones was not suspended until he started harassing Jack Dorsey in person despite the fact that Twitter ADMITTED he violated the of service multiple times.

While I kinda saw it coming, I will admit that I am rather frustrated by this. Not frustrated enough to chain myself to Twitter’s front door to block the entrance and call the police mind you, but annoyed nonetheless. Well to be truthful it’s more saddening than anything.

The reason being that I had a much larger support base on that platform than anywhere else, including this blog. Granted there is a fairly decent chance that my account can be restored considering the same thing happened to Twitter user CursedE a few months ago and she got her’s back once an actual person looked over her account. The only problem is that this could take months to happen.

Regardless of what happens though, I do not plan to quit. You Nazi fuckers are going to need to try a lot harder to get rid of me. I can definitely confirm that there will be a lot more political content in the future, so if you enjoy that stuff of mine then you are in luck. But don’t let that fool you into thinking I won’t keep writing about games though. I couldn’t abandon them even if I wanted to.

Undertale | You're going to have to try a little harder than THAT.

Anyway here is the article recap of last month.

Quick Review: Contraption Maker (PC)

Top 25 Saddest Video Game Songs (12-1)

RPGs of the Famicom: Earthbound Beginnings

Persona 3 FES (PS2): Finding the Will to Live (Detailed Review)

Castlevania Retrospective #2: The Classicvanias (Part 2)

EarthBound (SNES/GBA): Pure Artistic Desire (Detailed Review)

Fangame Review: (Mario) The Music Box

On the Death of Leelah Alcorn (Trans Day Of Remembrance)

Riddled Corpses EX (PS4/XONE/Vita): Grindy yet Kickass Twin Stick Action (Detailed Review)

Fangame Review: Mother: Cognitive Dissonance

Despite the shitiness of losing my Twitter account and also a few friends over the past month, I’ve also gained a lot of ground as well and have made new strides. For starters I finally started dating someone in person. Its name is Elizabeth and its pronouns are it/its so excuse any sentences that sound awkward grammatically if I refer to it. Finally being able to feel the touch of another human being in person, being able to hug, cuddle, and have my tits groped by said person, and being able to get out of the house more periodically has done wonders for me.

Not to mention the fact that Patreon pledges have also gone up significantly and I am now making $53 a month. Anyway since I have reached my first patron goal, I am proud to announce that I will be playing and reviewing Bayonetta and Katawa Shoujo in the near future. I would just like to clear up my current play queue before doing so. In my last Site Update piece, I mentioned the upcoming pieces that planned to get done. I got four of the six “articles in pending” done so I would say I made pretty good progress.

One will likely notice that the quantity of articles put out last month is lower than usual. That is precisely because I took a break from poems, erotica, and Amazing VGM pieces so that I can focus on the main course. I really do think that most of what I posted this month is among some of my best work. I feel especially proud of my Saddest Video Game Songs countdown due to the sheer amount of emotion that went into it. I really felt like I put a piece of myself into it, a big piece.

The Persona 3 review is also the first review I’ve written in a long time that broke 4000+ words. This review really was a labor of love, and I definitely plan to review the other Persona titles. I do plan on replaying Persona 1 before playing Persona 4 though since I figured out there is a patch that restores the music of the original PS1 version to the otherwise superior PSP remake. Also considering that my adorable GF Allison (I need to remind you all that I have multiple GFs cause I’m a total chick magnet) gave me $20.00 to buy Persona 5 during a PSN sale so this will definitely motivate me to check out the rest of this series sooner.

Speaking of which I have had increased motivation to revisit games I already played but never reviewed before. Lord knows there is a lot to cover in that regard. I’ve been wondering whether or not I should cover games that I know everyone already likes and has played such as Chrono Trigger or Super Mario Galaxy or if I should just focus on stuff that people may not have heard of. Be sure to let me know if there is something you would be interested in seeing me cover.

I also was very satisfied with how my review of (Mario) The Music Box and Riddled Corpses EX turned out as well. Additionally I glad I finally put my reviews of the EarthBound trilogy up (well not so much THE trilogy since I still never played Mother 3 and Cognitive Dissonance is a fan game and all). Given that my work references them so much it’s good to have them up. Also Cognitive Dissonance needs more love!

That Castlevania piece I am also satisfied with even if I missed a game (that being the NES version of Kid Dracula) but it feels satisfying knowing that I knocked out thirteen games with two pieces. I have no idea when I’m going to get to Symphony of the Night though.

And then there is my piece about Leelah Alcorn. My response to this has been overwhelmingly positive and I am so glad to hear that. One may have noticed that I’ve become far more of a militant trans activist as of late; I don’t plan to change that. I’m no longer willing to “compromise” or to play nice with my enemies. I’ve lost any patience I had left for your blatant ignorance and intolerance. It doesn’t matter if you knock me down 600 times because I will get back up 601 times.

Anyway time for patron shoutouts. Special thanks to Alex Silvey, Allison, Beverly Martin, Blue Desolation, Cesar Zamudio, ForeverYorozuya93, IceTheRetroKid, Kuros, Meiastra, Molly, Rinnie S, and Tammy. Thank you all SO MUCH for your support. I love you all so much!

As usual I would like to take the chance to plug my Patreon account here. If you can afford it then any amount of contributions that can be spent towards helping me improve this site and my own personal situation would be immensely appreciated.

Since my Twitter is down, I will instead be posting mostly on Mastadon as a substitute but I will mostly be posting on my Discord server which any of you are welcome to stop by. Not much left to say other than that I am not giving up. I am fighting to the end of my dying breath and I’m no longer afraid.




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