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. Read more

Poem #108: The Pulse

Note: This poem was originally posted on my Patreon account on May 29th of 2019. I am currently posting a new poem to my patreon account once a week for patron exclusive reading and on this blog one week later for public viewing. If you’d like to see these poems when they are first put up then please consider pledging to my patreon page.

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Standard Review: eXceed 2nd – Vampire REX (PC)

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I first wrote my review of the first eXceed title back in 2014, and I took a lot longer to get to this game than I expected. Granted it is probably more absurd for me to have not reviewed another Senran Kagura or Persona game until now, but your Goddess works in mysterious ways after all, and by that she means that playing eXceed 2nd at this time was a spur of the moment decision without much prior thought.

It was quite convenient that I played through the first eXceed with my old crappy computer because I actually tried replaying it recently. That attempt was short lived because I realized that the first eXceed was not re-formatted for newer PCs. It was originally a 2005 title so ran well on my old crappy computer but was pretty much unplayable on my newer one. it is quite clear that the effort was put into the 2nd and 3rd games with the first one as little more than an afterthought, and having now played Vampire Rex I can see why. Read more

Poem #107: Misery’s Ground

Note: This poem was originally posted on my Patreon account on May 22nd of 2019. I am currently posting a new poem to my patreon account once a week for patron exclusive reading and on this blog one week later for public viewing. If you’d like to see these poems when they are first put up then please consider pledging to my patreon page. Read more

Pink Tsunami: North Carolina Special Elections (2019)

2019 North Carolina Special Elections

So it’s one Special Election down and three to go for 2019. Unfortunately things didn’t quite go our way in Pennsylvania this year, but there are still two opportunities present to flip a Republican House seat. I’ve decided I’m going to write this one in advance though and thus give people a bit more time to actually see this piece. The two elections in question are both in North Carolina in its 3rd and 9th Congressional Districts Respectively. The General elections for both states will be held on September 10th.

North Carolina is a red state, but it isn’t the most red state in the country. This can be most evidence by the fact that there is a Democratic Governor who won in 2016, which was a pretty shit year for Democrats as we are well aware. The backlash that the previous Anti LGBT incumbent Pat McCrory received was immense and it does show that enough people will vote Democrat if the shitiness of the Republican candidate is well documented enough. Read more

Quick Review: The Deed (PC)

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The Deed seems like an interesting game at first glance. It has a unique take on the traditional murder mystery title where, instead of the detective, you play as the killer. This game has you put in the role of a man visiting his family for his father’s birthday. However, he plans to murder his sister due to his family’s refusal to have her committed, and out of revenge for her sadistic and insane behavior when he was younger. To be more specific with the storyline, Arren’s Family was abhorrently abusive to him. His father would frequently beat him and his sister killed his pet rat, and took great pleasure in doing so. What inspires Arren to commit the titular deed is when his father decides to disinherit him in favor of his sister. Read more

Pink Tsunami: The 2020 Senatorial Elections – Part Two

2020 Senatorial Elections Part Two

Here is the second part of this piece. This piece will cover the next six elections, which makes 13 out of 34 complete. The remaining three pieces will contain seven sections like the first piece did as oppossed to being like this one. I decided to shorten this one to six because I spent an extra long time ranting about Mitch McConnell. I swear, that last time you saw a turtle this evil it was kidnapping princesses. Speaking of evil… Read more

Poem #106: Give and Take

Note: This poem was originally posted on my Patreon account on December 19th of 2018. I will soon be posting a new poem to my patreon account once a week for patron exclusive reading and on this blog one week later for public viewing. If you’d like to see these poems when they are first put up then please consider pledging to my patreon page.

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Steam Greenlight Landfill: Banzai Escape

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Banzai Escape is the first and only title by developer XenoAisam, and it is not hard to see why they haven’t made another one after this. Banzai Escape is of the quality where you can tell that there was genuine effort into making something good, but also can tell that it kinda sucks. I’m usually hesitant to go into full angry reviewer shtick when reviewing small indie games because I know fully well that if I ever start developing games, then my first game is probably going to be shit. This is one of the key reasons why I have been hesitant to become a game dev in the first place.

As a gamer, I WANT for devs to keep making games and to improve upon their old ones. Hurling insults at the developers and making overly long drawn out hypothetical scenarios of things I’d allegedly rather do than play their games is not going to push them to get better. It takes a lot for a game to pass that threshold and piss me off, and that rage is limited for games like Ghostie Quest, Vickinachi, Insincere, Cube Master: Light Adventure, and a dozen other games you’ve never heard of and will forget about after you are done reading this piece. Read more