Friday, March 27, 2015

Digital: A Love Story

Love is really driving the whole ~computer interface~ gimmick into the ground, eh? I kind of wonder if maybe she's good at writing monologues but just doesn't know how to write an actual narrative and has become reliant on it as a quick way to skip writing scene transitions and time passages.

This game has basically none of the plusses of Analogue and all of the flaws, including thinking very highly of itself for being ~subversie~. Ohmygod, a person in love with a computer????  What could this mean??? No one has done this before!!!!

It manages to come across as both very proud of itself and very empty at the same time. Though I'll give it this, it definitely made me feel like a 1337 h4x0r by the end.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Pokemon Omega Ruby Day 26

Well, I fight the damnable milotic and indeed, glorious difficulty is had! It slaughters my pokemon and I end up stalling it with my cacnea - ingrain + potions or soda each turn, needle arm when I get the chance. I think it's out of recover (do opponent pokemon even run out of moves, though? Last game I tried that they just kept going.) and try attacking rather than healing yet again, and it knocks out my cacnea and I send in my revived Irin who manages to critical hit it back down to a sliver of health when it recovers yet again, then takes it out. Good job, Irin.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015


This was a survival-horror visual novel, a intriguing combination that started strong and then collapsed under its own weight. It was creepy and engaging for about an hour and then careened off into mind-numbingly boring and never recovered. I started using a walkthrough around the 3-hour mark to expedite it and eventually couldn't even deal with that anymore and ended up reading a plot summary.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Fate/ Stay Night - Heaven's Feel - February 4

I still can't bring myself to open the poster. It's in such nice, pristine wrapping. My inner packrat is demanding it be kept that way.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Omega Ruby Day 22

Well anyway, Fortree.

Pokemon and people have adapted to nature to survive. There's no need to make nature conform to the way we want to live.

Dude, I can see the holes where you cut off the branches that were at this section of the treetrunk and getting in the way of your living space. You're living closer to nature, not in an actual natural environment. Wooden planks arranged into a floor aren't found in actual nature.

Furthermore, life has only adapted to "nature" in the sense that all life that didn't is dead. That doesn't mean you can't make something better. You're in a house wearing clothes. That's not your natural state. Your natural state is to die if you try to live in a temperate area.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Pokemon Omega Ruby Day 21

So I check to see what tropiuses' ability options are, and find out their hidden ability is harvest, where they keep regenerating berries. Several hours later, I manage to catch one of those. Did not expect it to take nearly that long. Next time, definitely just hacking it in.

But anyway, I now have a Saurius with harvest and leech seed and it only took forever.

Also, did you know that all tropius are insanely slow? They are. My numel regularly outspeeds them.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Higurashi: Eye-Opening Arc Part 1

So it's no secret I've been really unhappy with how these reviews are going. As an attempt to make things more interesting as well as better and also with Umineko possibly on the horizon, I thought I'd change thing up for the answer arcs and approach them in a different way to see what works, if anything.

So instead of a retrospective, for this arc I've decided to do a liveblog. This doesn't solve the problem of reading each arc so far apart-- that ship has sailed-- but hopefully it will help better encapsulate my experience with the story.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Look at the Fandom You've Wrought

No post today since I spent two days last week in the ER (good times, good times), but I did manage to head to my comic shop today to treat myself.

This isn't what I intended to get, but... it came with a poster.

How could I say no to an Archer poster??

Anyway, stay tuned for such exciting updates as Shirou contemplating groping Sakura and so much Ilya. <3333 Ilya.

Also I just think you should know I had an amazing pun for the title of this post and when I sat down to write it I forgot. I'm really disappointed.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Act's Finished and Ongoing Reviews

Holy crap is the suggestion post getting cumbersome. Time to split things up. If you see anything that's missing from here make a post and I'll update it.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Pokemon Omega Ruby Day 20

So - wingull horde! Silver murders them in a single blow and levels yet again. He's way too high level, but I have no one else who can surf... If only this was Sapphire and lotad were an option oh right I can hack in anything.

Shiny lotad friend!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Pokemon Omega Ruby Day 19

Since you guys mentioned it, I take a minute to check out Mauville gym and yeah, apparently Wally did battle there. Brendan's name, though, is conspicuously absent.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Pokemon Omega Ruby Day 18

So we're here. Petalburg City. Lucki, you do your best with the Gym. I'm behind you all the way. See ya!

Right. Current team:

Flare L28 
Grovyle L28 
Tryke L26 
Silver L29 
Mightyena L28

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Pokemon Omega Ruby Day 17

Right so, time to head down the spoink path.

Some old lady pounds my team because the people in this new area are on par with the boss battle a minute ago. So yeah, fail to catch anybody on the way down.