Guardian Acorn

Site Progress & Personal Update: January 2022

Happy New Year everyone! I still feel like shit. Sorry I can’t be more optimistic with this update, but I feel like garbage. I just read through my last Site Update piece to refresh myself, and it is nice to know that problems that worried me so much are now solved. Unfortunately, a whole new set just pops up every time I think I’m home free. At the very least Christmas was nice, but it doesn’t change the fact that I’m constantly fatigued. Also, the next Pink Tsunami piece is taking FOREVER! But let’s recap the past few months before we talk about that.

SaDistic Blood (PC): Grotesque Nightmare Fuel (Detailed Review) (NSFL)

Amazing VGM: Dependent Weakling (NieR Automata)

DeadΩAegis (PC): Where No One Can Hear You Cry (Detailed Review) (NSFL)

Poem #131: Eternal Dilemma

Amazing VGM: First Steps (Celeste)

Yeah, four of those were in December. I’m trying to remember what was going on during November, but I can’t remember aside from playing the crap out of NieR Replicant. Of course, I always struggle to post frequent game reviews during political season because political pieces take forever to make. That’s not even taking into account the fact that my newer political pieces are going to dwarf the ones I wrote in 2020. The Texas 2022 piece is already over 8,000 words, and I’m not done with it yet. And yes, I plan to show this level of detail in every PT piece.

I’ve spoken about this dilemma many times before. I write game reviews for fun, and I write political pieces because I feel they are necessary. To be quite honest, I see so few political outlets put as much effort into researching down ballot races as I am? And yes, I’m referring to professional outlets like The Young Turks. And I’m not even saying this to brag, it’s just that I’m surprised they aren’t promoting these down ballot races when they have a lot more time and resources to do so. But at the very least, I’m not working alone. Having the other TCSN guys really helps in getting my writing and these candidates out there. But I guess what makes it frustrating is that I know fully well that we aren’t big enough to swing an election. That’s not to say there’s no influence, given that Kati Medford’s donations doubled between when I first discovered her and when our interview went up, but that amounted to only a few hundred dollars, which is NOTHING in regards to political campaigns.

Of course, the reason why I still bother with these large political pieces is because they may not get many views now, but I’m also in this for the long game. I plan to keep writing for GA for a LONG time, and whose to say that I don’t attract larger readership further on down the line? Also, luring apolitical people in with game reviews and having them look at my political shit is praxis as fuck.

But yeah, I unfortunately can’t do two things at once, which means game reviews will slow down. But you fuckers get three NSFL reviews in a row, I think that should hold you over for a while. And if it isn’t, then I highly doubt you’ve read all 200+ reviews I’ve written, although if you did then that’s pretty poggers…… and I’m not gonna do that ever again for about eight minutes. Anyway, I will try and stay active in terms of posting content, whether it be GameFAQs edits, Amazing VGMs, or poems, but I will be slow on new reviews or other long form, non-political pieces.

Anyway, it’s time to shoutout my patrons. Special thanks to Kino 2049, Yuster Yumeister, Cat Stedman, D Inacio, Jimbolance, Wendy Gowak, Silvermoon9000, Brittany Eakin, Narumolly, Kelly Gallagher, IceTheRetroKid, Dia, and Rin Clarita. I immensely appreciate the support that you all offer me, and I wouldn’t be here without you… yeah, you get the idea. Though your support does really mean a lot to me, I can’t understate that. If you’d like to support me or my work, you can find my Patreon here.

Anyway, let’s hope 2022 is not a terrible year, or at the very least, that it’s good for us on individual levels. And also, let’s keep fighting for a better future.

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