Why I’m not going to play Persona Q anymore

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Enough already, I quit.  I’m a grown-up adult and I have just had enough.

I was really excited for this game after finishing Personas 3 & 4.  I searched though piles and piles of clearance garbage to find this game when it went on sale at Target, spent the better pat of an hour agonizing about whether to be the P3 or P4 main character, and dove right into the game.  But now…I’m stopping.  Why?

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Another Playlist 😛

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Level Up – New Year’s Workout

Happy New Year!  Hope everyone’s having a good one so far!  I decided to make a playlist full of awesome boss fights and other high-energy tracks that are sure to make your next run feel awesome.

I’m thinking about picking up a pair of inexpensive sport headphones (sweat resistant, won’t fall off/out of my ears) and taking this playlist for a little jog (but I don’t think I can make it though the whole thing! 😪).

Got any resolutions?  Tell me about them!

Game Review: Neko Atsume 🐈

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Hi guys,

Hope everyone’s having happy holidays.  Sorry you haven’t heard much from me, I was in Hawaii for the last 2.5 weeks and just got home (it’s cold here❄️)

I got a bunch of great games for Christmas (including Undertale and Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon) so you can look forward to hearing a bit about those later.  Today though, I just wanted to quickly mention a cute little mobile game I’ve been playing since May called Neko Atsume.

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A Winter Playlist, Finally

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❄ Snowdrifts & Cider ❄

OKAY!  Thanks to a suggestion from my always delightful reader of all things, Chlstarr, I got stupid 8tracks to cooperate but for WHO KNOWS HOW LONG!

I added some composers (which, frankly, is only fair, they’re the real artists here) and subtracted a few songs (boo! hiss!) and came up with this gem.  Weirdly, as of writing, it’s playing with the songs I pulled out…so, uh, get it while it’s hot, I guess.

Thanks again to Chlstarr!  Also, doesn’t poor Link(s) look cold?

Playlist Prevention!

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Well, normally, I would have had a nice, winter-themed video game playlist for you today, but 8tracks has decided to be a butt.

Part of their terms states that you can’t have more than 2 songs from any one artist…but apparently “Nintendo” counts as an artist.  Now, several of my playlists have been moved to private (where I can’t even listen to them myself), and I can’t publish my latest one.

Needless to say, if I can’t have more than 2 songs that have ever appeared on a Nintendo console, the idea of a video game playlist on 8tracks is basically dead.

So, if anyone knows of a service that is a little more reasonable where I can upload my own tracks and make a playlist of you all to listen to, then let me know so we can all have something nice and wintry to listen to.

Thank you!

Linkle: An FAQ

Hi all,

It’s come to my attention that yesterday’s announcement of Linkle, the female Link lookalike, during yesterday’s Nintendo Direct has caused a lot of confusion among fans, so I’d like to take a moment to answer a few of the questions I’ve been hearing the most.

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Happier Holidays: 9 Kinds of Gifts You Should Never Give Anybody 🎁

Seriously?

Okay, Halloween is over, that means there’s only 53 days left until Giftmas!  It may seem like it’s too early to start talking about it, but yesterday when I went to Target to pick up Halloween candy, the Christmas aisle was already looming large with plastic inflatable snowmen behind the gutted and ravaged Halloween aisles.  Like it or not, it’s coming.

This morning, I’ve been thinking about what makes something a good present versus a bad present.  Of course, the holidays are not all about presents and it’s better to give than to receive but, let’s get real.  I think we’ve all been disappointed at one time or another by a bad gift, or worse, ourselves given a bad gift or two.  For better or for worse, gift giving is ingrained into the very social construct of the holiday, and it is unavoidable.

What is avoidable, however, is giving bad gifts and/or being shitty about it.  So here’s what I came up with for gifts that you should probably never get anybody:

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My Nordstrom Personal Shopper Experience: A Mixed Bag

Ladies and Gentlemen, fashion is hard!

With the advent of fast fashion, trends come and go so quickly that even fashion people might be getting tired of fashion.  Obviously, that makes it 10 times as hard for a normal person to figure out what to wear; trying to look trendy and stylish without buying a bunch of soon-to-be-ugly pieces that will fill up your drawers, empty your wallet, and leave you disappointed.

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Hanging my New Wall Art

Well, the title is misleading, as the wall art is not new, and I am not the one technically hanging it, but opining from the sidelines and writing a blog post.  You know, the hard work.

I purchased this poster at Fanime and bought a frame for it shortly thereafter (I’m against posters without frames, just looks cheap, imo)  Obviously, it’s from one of my favorite games, Fire Emblem: Awakening.  The work is called “Peace” by hasuyawn on DeviantArt (click the image to go to the work).

One thing I really love about Fanime versus PAX or other gaming conventions is the Artist’s Alley, where you can can buy fanart or even have some commissioned.  It makes the whole experience seem like a community thing (rather than an advertising AAA games thing) and you can go home with a one-of-a-kind artwork.

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