Guardian Acorn

Site Progress & Personal Update: March 2022

God damn, the time since posting my last site update piece felt like the longest two months of my life. I already feel exhausted just thinking of writing this post. Just read through the last site update and yeah, still fucking tired of all the bullshit. I’m so worn out on writing about politics. My game reviews are so much easier to create AND they get so much more views. But you’ve seen how much shit we’re going through, between the Anti LGBT bills in Texas, Florida, and Indiana, and also the war in Ukraine. It feels wrong to just do my usual thing while this shit is going on. However, I’ve decided on a change to my usual format, but first, here’ the recap of the last two months.

Texas 2022 Elections (Pink Tsunami)

Impressions & Commentary: DeltaRune Chapters 1 & 2

Standard Review: Clothing & Alterations (PC) (NSFW)

Poem #132: Eerie Nostalgia

Parasite Eve (PS1): Engrossing, but Frustrating (Detailed Review)

Ohio 2022 Elections (Pink Tsunami)

So there you go, the article count is low, but considering that the Texas piece was over 10,000 words, and the Ohio one was also really long and draining, I think that’s justified. But anyway, I think I’ve decided on a new format that I’m going to try out. Rather than talking about the individual states, I will simply pick out the most important races and write about them all in one article. Particularly, I will have one about Primaries in blue districts, and another about progressives running against Republicans. So yes, just two articles, because the whole “writing a political piece the length of my Euphoria essay each month” was kinda over ambitious on my part. Plus the listicle format should be more attention grabbing.

I am hoping to get this article out within either this month or in the next. Afterwards, I plan to briefly return to game reviews before working on the second piece. In terms of game reviews, the next one will be NieR Replicant Ver 1.22, and I plan to follow that up with reviews of 10mg: SLASHER, Interrupted, Irisu Syndrome!, and UnderParty.

Anyway, right after I wrote that last paragraph, I got sick and started feeling fatigued and cruddy all day. I seem to be over the worst of it, but it has not fully passed. Also I did get tested, and thankfully it was Covid negative. Anyway, it seems that this happened in a desperate attempt to delay this site update piece even further, but I’m going to make sure I get this out now.

Anyway, last month has seen the first time that a developer for one of the games I reviewed pledged to me on Patreon. Yeah, Rana Strange pledged to me, which I did not expect. I naturally appreciate this quite a lot, and while I am still hoping to gain more patrons myself, I would like to point out that they have a Patreon as well. This brings up the question of whether or not this counts as a conflict of interest if I review their other games, and my response is, who cares? It’s not like my reviews are being featured on Metacritic or anything, and they never will be either. This is by design. I’ve stated a number of times that Guardian Acorn is a personal blog first and a game review blog second. I will include a disclaimer about the fact that Rana is a Patron, although I haven’t exactly talked to them all that much.

In addition to Rana, I’d also like to thank Kino2049, Yuster Yumeister, Cat Stedman, D Inacio, Jimbolance, Wendy Gowak, SilverMoon9000, Brittany Eakin, Sam, Kelly Gallagher, narumolly, IceTheRetroKid, Dia, and Rin Clarita. Your support means the world to me, as I’ve said and will continue to say many times from now. If you would like to support me or my work as well, then please consider donating to my Patreon here.

Anyway, see you all in the near future!

2 thoughts on “Site Progress & Personal Update: March 2022

  1. Gosh, it’s been a hard start of the year. I’m sorry that things seem to be going so bad in the USA. Sadly, I don’t understand anything about politics over there. Over here, things might be turning better. Our old president, a man willing to turn his weapons against people who protested for better rights, has left office and a man we voted for has replaced him, so I have hope things will change.
    I know this might not sound good, and it might be impossible, but don’t push yourself too much. It can’t be good if you have anxiety.
    I’m so glad you got the negative! I can tell you by experience that getting infected sucks. I wish you well!

    1. Thank you for the support. And yeah, I fully get what you mean about asking me not to push myself, as I am planning on trying to tone things down a bit, though I can’t bring myself to give up entirely.

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