Collected thoughts about "bad endings" in visual novels and games featuring romance. Contains spoilers for Diabolik Lovers, Dragon Age: Inquisition - Trespasser, Hatoful Boyfriend, and Magical Diary.Read More
[This post has spoilers for Cole's personal quest from Dragon Age: Inquisition.]
I always feel a little weird writing about how important a game is to me, especially if I know some of the people who've worked on it (hi y'all), but I still want to let people know that something they've created has touched me very deeply.Read More
A friend gave me a piece of advice about writing that's been really helpful to keep in mind: the thing you're making right now doesn't have to be the next Big Important Thing. It doesn't have to be your masterpiece, it doesn't have to change the world, it doesn't even have to shout out a message.Read More
Lots of my friends who want to get into anime (or friends who watch it already but want more recommendations) often ask me what shows they can watch that aren't set in high school, or that don't star high school-aged characters. I don't know why so much anime is about Enthusiastic Youths Doing Their Best, but for as much as I love it, I know it can be difficult to find shows that fall outside of this. So here's a series of blog posts I'll be doing regularly semi-regularly whenever I feel like it called Cutting Class. I'll try to show off anime I love that doesn't revolve around high school or young teenagers.
I'll be staying away from the more well-known series that fall outside the high school genre (Gundam, every long-running shounen series, etc) because those shows generally have plenty of coverage anyway. I'd like to share some lesser known gems with you all, shows you may not have heard of before! I hope you enjoy. It'll be fun!
So in October 2014 I started actually seeking treatment for my Horrific Brain Problems. I've been treated before, but sporadically - I saw a therapist for a little bit as a teenager and later did some EMDR therapy to cope with trauma that helped but unfortunately had to be stopped too early because of insurance complications. BUT ANYWAY, here's some stuff I wish I had known about the process back then that I know now. I'm still working on it - I'm sure I'll have more lessons to learn. But I hope this can help you if you're thinking about seeking treatment, or even just to read at all. There's no sense not talking about this stuff.Read More