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GODDAMMIT COVID! Is nothing sacred anymore?!


 
 
 

I wonder how this is going to go; my birthday will be on Bunny Day this year. I hope the game is able to account for that. I have little doubt that it will though.


 
 
 

I'm no good at music, so I went to Youtube to find some good examples for my island tune. Ended up picking this one. It puts a smile on my face every time I talk to a villager. Try it! (Spoilers in comments)


 
 
 

Bravely Default 2 impressions: the art is incredible, it feels like Bravely, but the menus need work. I don't really know how I feel about Scrooge McScottish yet.

 
 
 

Nintendo, I do not think the word "mini" means what you think it means.


 
 
 
 

So here's something I haven't mentioned before: there used to be an old Dutch animal puppet show that literally everyone watched religiously. Based on the design and overall vibe, I legit wonder whether Animal Crossing was at least partly based on this.


 
 
 

I'd invite you people over to my island, but I haven't cleaned up yet. It's like real life already...

 
 
 

You can't tell me I can make Totoro's umbrella from a bunch of weeds, and then NOT expect me to carry it around with me literally everywhere. Let's go somewhere nice, all. #selfietoid


 
 
 

With a lot of Final Fantasy being on Switch sales, I have half a mind to splurge on VII, IX and XII. Only played VII long ago, never played XII, and attempted IX but never finished (handheld should help). This seems like a time for treating myself.

 
 
 

With Animal Crossing almost here, I'm brainstorming for neat island names, but I don't have anything yet. I'm considering naming it after Koholint, or maybe "Koriko" after the town in Kiki's Delivery Service. After all, it'll be a Town with an Ocean View.



 
 
 

I never needed a specific game more than I need this in my life right now.


 
 
 

I'll be at home as much as possible until April at the least. It's not fun, but at least I have more time to play Witcher now. Hot take: I think Lambert is a more likable character than Yennefer in this game.


 
 
 

I have some notable hypochondric tendencies, so all the news about the Corona-virus definitely makes me anxious. This legitimately makes me feel better though. Song slays, and it’s cool to see pop culture/social media being used for awareness like this.



 
 
 

“Alright, so did these assholes invert the camera or no?”


 
 
 

I got a TV crew in my face on the train today. My first thought was "Wow, that is a very attractive train conductor they're following around!" But then: "Wait, I've seen her before. She's famous!" They even got a few shots of her talking to me!

 
 
 

This was very hard, and definitely not the prettiest model I’ve ever done. Can you tell what it’s supposed to be though?


 
 
 

Last week a coworker randomly handed me 5 sheets of origami paper. A week later, and now I’m hooked on trying out ever more complex tutorials. This is my attempt at an arctic fox/Alolan Vulpix. He’s such a buddy!


 
 
 

Edelgard in Smash is fun to play so far, but she's slooooooooow.

 
 
 
 

Less than two hours until the final Smash DLC (for now). What are you all hoping/expecting? Personally I'm thinking Rayman would be reasonable. He's definitely a classic character who's still missing, plus Ubisoft and Nintendo are tight.


 
 
 

Is it me, or is Twitch horrendous for watching past videos? I’m trying to catch everything I missed from AGDQ, but I cannot get the VOD to play for longer than 15 seconds at a time.

 
 
 

This is the time of year I buy games I would otherwise wait on. Currently playing Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, and I really dig it. None of the original’s jankiness; tight controls, neat level design, excellent Wise-Kirkhope music.



 
 
 

Had a date the other day, went really well! But today she messaged that she likes me and really enjoyed it, but wasn’t feeling anything more than that. I get the sense sometimes that all women I meet think I’d be a great boyfriend...for someone else.

 
 
 

Does the Switch year-in-review site not work for European accounts? I'm only getting a generic "Learn more about Nintendo Switch" prompt. I want to see how deep my rabbit hole goes.

 
 


About ShadeOfLightone of us since 7:43 AM on 07.16.2010

The Dutch one, Grand Marshal of the Nintendo Defense Force, heckler of GajKnight, and zen personified; I am ShadeOfLight, one of your Community Managers .



I'm a Dutch law PhD who loves to play the vidya. I'm a Nintendo-fanboy at heart, and I could play Zelda games continuously from now until the end of time. I also used to be on the Cblog Recaps team for Thursdays, and I did that for 4 whole years.

Next to Zelda I'm also obsessed with the Monolith Soft RPGs Xenoblade Chronicles and the Baten Kaitos series. I will not pass up the opportunity to mention them, ever, and I consider myself to be Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean's biggest fan. I'm fairly certain Monolith Soft exists specifically to make me happy.



Being the good Nintendo fanboy that I am, the Switch is the new love of my life. I'm on a steady course of turning it into a Nintendo + Indies machine, as Iwata intended.

Even a list of my favorite games across all platforms will be dominated by Nintendo and indie, with a few wild cards here and there.

Besides gaming itself, I like reading up on gaming-related news on my favorite website in the whole wide world: Destructoid. I'm pretty much here all the time. I love all the people here, and I'm glad that I get to be a part of this whole thing. Wouldn't know what to do without you!

And it turns out you guys love me too!
I've had some blogs promoted:
- Because VIDEOGAMES!
- Digital Property: Entering the Third Age
- Better with Age: Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Waifu Wars: Midriff or Bust
- And posted as The Wombat: 2014: I want to make love to you. Seriously.

MikeyTurvey drew me as an archer:


StriderHoang made me a Trading Card:


and a Spell Card for The Wombat:


Meanderbot drew me plus himself and Pixielated drinking root beer:


RobertoPlankton drew the following scenario based on my username and avatar:


And Alphadeus wrote me a theme song:
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