Guardian Acorn

Site Progress & Personal Update: June 2019

Last month was notably long and arduous, I have been struggling with my depression relapsing, and most recently, an inability to fall asleep until around 7 AM even with my usual sleep medication. My motivation to play games has been mostly shot and I’ve had difficulty getting myself to write as well. Despite this, my output seems to have been an immense improvement over the previous months. Here is last month’s recap.

Poem #103: No Way Out

Amazing VGM: Disturbed Runaway ((Mario) The Music Box – ARC)

Penny Arcade Adventures: Episode Four (PC/360) – Through Hell and Back (Detailed Review)

Pink Tsunami: 2019 US Gubernatorial Elections

Poem #104: Find Oneself

Pink Tsunami: 2019 Pennsylvania 12th Congressional District Special Election

Aozora Meikyuu (PC): A Beautiful Trainwreck (Detailed Review)

Poem #105: Bloody Reckoning

Pink Tsunami: The 2020 Senatorial Elections – Part One

Political Rant: Republicans VS Bodily Autonomy

Steam Greenlight Landfill: Banzai Escape

Pink Tsunami: The 2020 Senatorial Elections – Part Two

Quick Review: The Deed (PC)

Pink Tsunami: North Carolina Special Elections (2019)

Poem #107: Misery’s Ground

So it seems like I’m back to having multiple posts per month now and that my output is starting to grow again. The key difference is simply that there is more political content. I can’t really help that I have had my mind on politics more than games recently, and my writing has always been an expression of myself. That has also resulted in me going an occasional week without a new review for patrons, but I feel this is what I need to do in order to keep this stuff close to myself as it has always been.

Anyway I am quite pleased at how the political pieces have turned out. I am especially proud of my abortion piece given just how topical it is and how much emotion I put into it. I have notice that it has been far easier to talk about political candidates and elections than about broader topic since I have a formula set up for how I do the former while the latter is basically me working from the ground up. It’s the reason why past political pieces have been rather sparse.

It’s quite odd how I’m actually more invested in these political pieces than my reviews at this time. This actually gives me a bit of uncertainty given that I set up a rule to get out a review a week so that I don’t completely abandon reviews and lose my core audience. However, I must confess that I just haven’t been very motivated to write my Smash Bros Ultimate review. The problem with motivation is that I often feel obligated to write my ultra detailed 4000+ word reviews of certain games, and I feel guilty if some reviews are too short.

I’ve found that I’ve been having a hard time thinking highly of my reviews of The Legend of Dragoon, Megadimension Neptunia VII, and Super Mario Odyssey despite the fact that others seem to have positive things to say about these reviews. Hell I just re-read those reviews and they seem fine to me quality wise, but I’ve had a hard time getting it out of my head that longer equals better. I am going to get myself to write the Smash Bros Ultimate. review though.

Following the SSBU review, I plan to finally write another anime review for Dragon Ball Super, and an additional review for its movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly. I’ve also finally started playing Cosmic Star Heroine so that review will likely be in the near future. I’ve also been replaying Super Mario All Stars, by which I mean I’ll cover Super Mario Bros 1-3 in the same piece.

On top of all this, I held a poll for my patrons about which game I should play next. The poll was between Bayonetta 2, Katawa Shoujo, DeltaRune, Corpse Party: Sweet Sachiko’s Hysteric Birthday Bash, and Heart of the Woods. The winner of the poll is DeltaRune so I will prioritize that over the other four for the time being.

Anyway it is time for Patron shout outs. Special thanks to Alice Frances Timawa, Winter, Beverley Martin, bluedesolation, Cesar Zamudio, Dia, IceTheRetroKid, Jennifer Hogueison, Kelly Gallagher, Rinnie S, Tammy Solomon, and my newest patron Madeline Koeppel. Thank you all so much for your support, as you all help make this blog possible and remind me how much support I truly have in my darkest moments. If you would like to support me as well, then you can do so by pledging to my patreon account here.

Anyway I am hopeful that things continue to improve and will continue to push forward even if they don’t.

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