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I’m up to the sixth Gym now in Pokemon Sword, and god damn. I’m really having a blast with the game. Game Freak really needs to bring the Wild Area back in future titles, because it’s a real treat to scour. Especially since it changes daily.

 
 
 

I’ve not played Death Stranding yet, and probably won’t for a little while. But here’s my mental image of the game.


 
 
 

Went into Brisbane today. Mostly to go see a movie. But I did grab this bracelet from a local leather goods shop. God damn it’s nice.


 
 
 

Picked up this rather lovely plush illithid pouch for my dice. It kind of matches their Lovecraftian aesthetic, so it seemed thematically appropriate. Also the dice glow in the dark.


 
 
 

Man, I got into Fire Emblem: Three Houses in a major way. More so than Awakening, Fates, or Echoes. Mind you, I’m still absolutely terrible at strategy RPGs. Sooooo...

 
 
 

Picked up the Switch port of The Witcher 3. It’s... honestly pretty impressive. Like, it’s just The Witcher 3. On Switch. And it doesn’t feel bad to play so far. I am very okay with this. Very much so.

 
 
 

Yay, my 20th Anniversary Digimon v-pet arrived <3. This is charmingly nostalgic.


 
 
 

Holy crap, I just found out that Wolves in the Throne Room are touring in November. You’re damn right I got myself a ticket. I’m excited as hell, oh my gods.



 
 
 

Well, it's Tuesday where I am. So have some Ningen Isu for #ArbitraryMetalTuesday. Because dammit, these guys are just about the coolest traditional heavy/doom metal band out there right now.



 
 
 
 

Yay, I just got my 10th 99 stat in Old School RuneScape. Somebody please send help.


 
 
 

I’m kind of pleasantly surprised with just how good the new Slipknot album is. Coming as even more of a surprise to me, my favourite track on it is one of the lightest ones on it. But yeah, the album does make me a bit more hyped to see them in October.



 
 
 

Picked myself up some new headphones. God damn they’re absolutely lovely. Cost a fair bit, though.


 
 
 

Oh wow. Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni was added to Netflix in Australia. Haven’t seen this one in a while, so I think I might go ahead and rewatch it. It’s a damn solid anime if you’ve never seen it before.


 
 
 

Well, it’s #ArbitraryMetalTuesday. You know what that means? I get to subject you all to the band I’ve been spamming our Discord with for the past few weeks. Have some Ningen Isu!



 
 
 

Just heard about the suspected arson attack at Kyoto Animation. I really and truly can’t put into words just how messed up and heartbreaking it is. My heart goes out to the victims and their families, and the talented artists whose work was destroyed.

 
 
 

Right! It’s #ArbitraryMetalTuesday! Here, have the calm and soothing sounds of Anaal Nathrakh. Harsh industrial meets black metal meets grindcore with some surprisingly (comparatively) clean choruses is considered calm and soothing, right? Riiiiiiight?



 
 
 

For no reason, have some Mongolian folk metal. Throat singing works surprisingly well in metal.



 
 
 

Well, I went out and got myself a new iPad. So that’s exciting!


 
 
 

For as much as I adore mechanical watches, I pretty much swear by my Apple Watch these days. I picked up a nice leather band for it, too. It's just more practical for me, since it does a hell of a lot more. #WatchToid


 
 
 

Saw Spider-Man: Far From Home. It was a hell of a lot of fun, and Jake Gyllenhaal made for a great Mysterio. It was very much a transitional film for the overall MCU, but it's still enjoyable on its own. Also, the mid-credits scene was sheer perfection.

 
 
 

Oh my gods, Bloodstained is a remorseless addiction machine. I’ve been struggling to put my Switch down ever since I got the game. The port’s a little rough around the edges, but I’m nonetheless enjoying the hell out of it.

 
 
 
 

I rewatched Batman & Robin for the first time in a while last night. It's not a good movie, but it's kind of a guilty pleasure film for me. There's something oddly enjoyable about its ridiculousness, and Mr. Freeze remains thoroughly entertaining.

 
 
 

Well. Ran into a database error on my PS4, and had to reformat the drive/reinstall the OS. One issue: I only pay for PS+ when I'm actively going to use it. So I had no cloud backups for my saves. That... that fucking sucks. Kinda pissed.

 
 


About Dennis Cardenone of us since 9:46 PM on 06.02.2013

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As a matter of disclosure, here's the list of games that I've crowdfunded:

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Shenmue III
The Good Life
 
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