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Jun 11 // Elsa

So, you want to be my friend...

So... if you met me at a party would you walk up and hand me a picture of lesbian porn?  I don't really care if you're female, or if you're gay, but you might want to introduce yourself first and say "hi", before giving me ...
May 12 // dagiarrat

10 Things About dagiarrat, Who Is Me.

Hey there. I haven't been around for a long time, and most of you probably wouldn't know or remember who I am, but I always liked writing here, so I'm jumping on the meme-wagon. Here are a couple of blogs I wrote that I think...
May 08 // Elsa

10 reasons why Elsa is always right...

1.  If you're a male, you're wrong.  One thing I've learned from gaming media in recent years is that being a woman makes me always right.  Apparently I lack "privilege" even though I'm a middle class white woman with a n...
Dec 19 // Elsa

The invisibility of the older woman...

I'm currently 51 and frankly, when I hit 50... shit happened.  I stopped dying my hair only to find out that I no longer had dark brown hair, but instead when the sun hits my locks, you could be blinded from the s...
Dec 09 // dagiarrat

How Persona 3 made me tear up a little.

I finally got around to finishing Persona 3 Fes[t]. Outside of the members of SEES, the characters were a bit more shallow than those in 4, but at the same time, less overtly optimistic. Some characters remained relatively un...
Nov 11 // dagiarrat

Virtue's Last Reward: What did you predict?

I finally finished Virtue's Last reward. First of all, it was great. Second of all, it wasn't as good as 9 Hours 9 Persons 9 Doors. Third, there are spoilers galore after the big bold warning below, so don't read past that if...
Oct 27 // dagiarrat

Virtue's Last Reward: Playing an Idiot Savant

Spoiler free! I don't think too highly of my intelligence. It's probably above average, but I would likely be spending more time developing new technologies or something equally productive and impressive if my intelligence ...
Oct 24 // dagiarrat

There is no time limit on spoilers.

Recently, I finally finished reading through my first visual novel, 999: 9 hours 9 persons 9 doors, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The puzzle sections were just long enough and satisfying to complete, utterly lackin...
Sep 12 // dagiarrat

It's raining, it's nearly midnight: let's talk about Persona 4.

It's been raining for a few days, non-stop, in my little corner of Colorado. The flooding is so bad that I had to build a dam. The fog has already begun to set in, and it's supposedly going to continue through the weekend. It...
Aug 21 // Elsa

Feminist Frequency and Relevance...

So, Anita Sarkeesian has completed her "Damsel in Distress" trilogy.  In the first video, she introduced the trope and gave some historical background to it.  She spoke of how the male rescuer was the subject and the woman ...
Aug 12 // Elsa

Killing Death

We're currently going through a family crisis.  My father-in-law is 80 and has had a brain hemorrhage.  My husband immediately flew out to be with his father and after 10 days, he's finally back home now. It's been several ...
Jul 27 // dagiarrat

Tom Nook is not a loan shark

Earlier this week, I purchased my first ever Shim Megami Tensei game. Concurrent with that purchase, and my previous purchase of the latest Fire Emblem, was a $30 credit in the Nintendo eShop. Eager to continue pioneering my ...
Jun 25 // Elsa

No means no... but sometimes it has to be said out loud.

This started as a response to Glowbear's excellent blog recapping some recent events at E3, but it grew far too long, and I've never been concise... so I'll put my huge ramble here in my own blog, but please read her blog FIR...
Jun 18 // Elsa

It's all about who you're sleeping with...

original Possible spoilers for the Mass Effect trilogy ahead... proceed at your own risk! I've mentioned it before, but I seem to have the worst luck when it comes to video game romances.  I dumped Anomen the wimp in Bald...
Jun 12 // Elsa

More questions than answers...

As with many console launches in the past, this year I've come away with more questions than answers.  I'm usually a Sony fangirl, but for the next generation of game consoles, I'm still undecided between the Xbox One and t...
Jun 06 // dagiarrat

Building a PC 3: Flesh and Blood

With the reveal of the next Xbox and a variety of not-so-friendly "features", I've got it into my head that more and more people will be interested in moving their gaming to a PC. This is part 3 in a series that aims to give ...
Jun 04 // Elsa

Fun Facts about Females

Meet Jane.  She owns a smartphone or tablet.  The install base on Android and iOS devices alone is larger than all the current gen consoles combined.  According to Flurry (an app analytics company) there are also about 26 m...
May 24 // dagiarrat

Building a PC 2: Bones and Cartilage

With the reveal of the next Xbox and a variety of not-so-friendly "features", I've got it into my head that more and more people will be interested in moving their gaming to a PC. This is part 2 in a series that aims to give ...
May 22 // dagiarrat

The Basics of Building a PC

Update (May 23, 2013): News about GTX 780 dropping today adds an attractive new option for graphics cards. Info about graphics card benchmarks also added. With the reveal of the next Xbox and a variety of not-so-friendly "fe...
Apr 27 // dagiarrat

Bioshock Infinite and its frustrating imperfections

Before you say anything: don't worry. It's still okay to be talking about Bioshock: Infinite. Spoilers ahoy! Pretty as a painting. Bioshock has never been a series I find particularly impressive from a gameplay perspective...
Apr 23 // Elsa

The sound of many hands fapping...

... is now silenced. Apparently the fap button has been replaced by a generic "like" button and previous fap records have all disappeared. I find I rather miss seeing the fap numbers on some of my previous blogs as the faps...
Apr 14 // dagiarrat

Princess Zelda is a Total Badass

In the stealth game--your "Thief", your "Mark of the Ninja", your "Deus Ex: Human Revolution"--the ultimate challenge comes in the form of ghosting. As the name implies, the challenge to the player is to successfully accompli...
Apr 10 // dagiarrat

Stranger in a Strange Land 1: Final Fantasy VII

First, a list of the games in no particular order, games that all have something ephemeral in common for me: EarthBound Final Fantasy VII Castlevania: SOTN Super Metroid Thief II: The Metal Age Gungrave Wario Land Terranigma...
Apr 09 // dagiarrat

Objectification ≠ Fantasizing

I haven't been around for various reasons, but when I saunter in once more, there's a familiar refrain droning on very much in the foreground. Something needs to be cleared up. It has become clear to me that there's a fundam...
Apr 08 // Elsa

Deal with it.

Yup, the next Xbox might not be for you. The rumours of an "always on" internet connected next-generation Xbox aren't particularly new, though recent leaks and the distinct lack of any outright denial seem to further confi...
Apr 02 // Elsa

I think I'm going to be defiant!

I got to level 157 or so in Defiance during the beta week... so apparently I liked the game. It releases today on my Birthday, April 2nd, and there's a pretty decent chance I'll be getting the game...because Birthday monie...
Mar 22 // Elsa

Just call me Farmer Elsa!

I never did play Demon Souls... even though I normally love WRPG styled games. I heard it was difficult, as in brutally difficult and when I want to have my ass kicked, I generally load up an online multiplayer FPS game like...
Mar 13 // Elsa

Me and my digital dick...

I've been a gamer since I was a nameless, genderless, adventurer in games like Zork and Myst.  I then moved on to the Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights, Icewind Dales series of games and I always had the option to play as a...
Mar 06 // Elsa

Damsel in Distress....

I know that Anita Sarkeesian's "Damsel in Distress" initial video of her examination of Tropes vs Women in Video games is due to drop tomorrow, so I wanted to get some of my thoughts out previous to viewing her video. I si...
Feb 26 // dagiarrat

Needless Exposition and the Sciencey-Wiencey

I am a monkey. In the literal sense, yes, in that eosimias were monkeys, so my ancestors were monkeys, and you don't stop being what your ancestors were, but also in the figurative sense in that I like the idea of climbing o...

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