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So it turns out that old-fashioned plungers work extremely well. Go figure!

 
 

Finished Metroid Dread in 5:40 with 39% items. I wanted to complete a regular run first just to see, now going back for 100% items. This has been a great game, and I've never been as interested in Metroid's story beats as now. The ending bit is wild.

 
 

Wolf friend! Designed by "Weesel". The paper I used was a little bit too thick, so its back tore slightly, as well as the inside of the neck. Still, I think he turned out nice! The head reminds me of Wolf Link somewhat.


 
 

Sakurai is a treasure. Rest easy, heroes.

 
 

Bunny friend! Designed by Nicolas Gajardo Henriquez. I attended an online origami workshop, and this was one of the better models shown. Turned out well, and I think he's very cute!


 
 

Finished my final class for Week 1 today; 6 groups of students, 30 each. Teaching is fun though, and I especially enjoy setting the atmosphere for the folks (as my supervisor calls them: "our ducklings"). I think it went pretty well!

 
 

I'm listing to the Metal Gear Rising OST at work (as I do, every so often), and The Hot Wind Blowing came on. Considering recent events...wow, this is apt.

 
 

Hamster friend! Designed by Fernando Chura Huanca. Look at this chubby little fella. I messed up the first attempt real bad, but this one turned out great.


 
 

I want to replay the No More Heroes series before getting 3. Is Travis Strikes Again worth going through? Because I've heard mixed things, and it seems very expensive for what it is.

 
 

I got a box; this was in it! A few weeks ago the Dutch MyNintendo store quietly restocked the Hanafuda cards, and I was able to snag a set! Top row is Boar-Deer-Butterfly, second row is Five Lights. Third row is Best Girls and last row is miscellaneous.


 
 

So if I'm getting this right, in Pokémon Legends you play as a member of the Survey Corps. I'm sure that will all go great. After all, nothing bad has ever happened to the Survey Corps.


 
 

Ace Attorney is a series about having faith in your friends, the importance of finding the truth, moving on from trauma, and never giving up. And also this.


 
 

I love that I'm playing Axiom Verge 2, and Thomas Happ is a talented fellow...but man, those sound effects are not great.

 
 

My apartment has become the new favorite hang-out spot for a particularly annoying fly for the past few days. I've tried swatting it (with one of those electric tennis rackets even!) to no avail. Now I'm just trying to goad it out. Current status:

 
 

I'm loving the writing in Great Ace Attorney already, even just in the first case. Several giggle-out-loud moments already, most of them related to Ryunosuke being a bundle of nerves in his first trial. He even has an animation for a wimpy desk slap.

 
 

I still don't care much for soccer, but the orange ladies against the US are putting in WORK! Here's a little good luck note they got from Japanese staff. Featuring Pikachu, Miffy (from Dutch children's book writer very popular in Japan) and origami.


 
 

2:30AM and I'm being kept awake by a party at the students' nextdoor. Yet rather than angry I just feel...melancholy. It doesn't make sense; I don't like parties, and I didn't like parties even when I was a student myself. I guess I just feel lonely...

 
 

Great Ace Attorney doesn't seem to be getting a EU physical release, but fortunately my local games retailer is importing them...next Friday. Which, by my calculations, is not, in fact, today.

 
 

Over the past two or three months, I've replayed every single Ace Attorney game, including Investigations 1, the fan translation for 2, and I just finished Layton vs. Phoenix. I'm all set and ready to go for The Great Ace Attorney. Bring me those feels.

 
 

I'm strongly getting Double Fine x Dicey Dungeons from this (by the team from Stick it to the Man). Going to wait for some reviews, but sounds interesting for sure.

 
 

I'm really enjoying Cris Tales so far. The art is gorgeous, and the way you see three different worlds at once will never get old to me. Super neat. I also like that this game is...not "wholesome" per se but definitely on the positive end of the spectrum.


 
 

...so they glitch OoT to write a file name to the N64 Expansion Pack; they hotswap it for Paper Mario, glitch that too by overflowing data and waiting 69 seconds so it reads the Pack. It directs to the file name, which instructs to roll credits. Wow.

 
 

On this day of Zelda, here's a kind reminder that while Groose is a meme, he legitimately has the best character arc in the entire franchise. Change my mind. Or don't, because I'm right.


 
 

Ch-ch-ch-Chip & Dale, Rescue Rangers! Chipmunk friend, designed by Gen Hagiwara.


 
 

I'm ALSO accepted as a lecturer IT Law! Unfortunately this means I must choose, as the two departments are illogically separated because office politics. Tech Law is the most exciting, and closest to what I do, but IT offers great long-term stability...

 
 

I just got a...what's it called? A 'jerb'? 'Jaab'? Oh no, a 'job', that's it! I'm hired as a lecturer in Technology Law starting in September! Also have another application out, so I may still even get to choose.

 
 

Don't forget to pay your buck-o-five today, Americans!

 
 

After all the Smash DLC characters and their crazy mechanics, it's weird to return to the OGs. It's like "Oh yeah, Mario, what does he have?" - "You press B to Fireball". "Okay cool, but what about his meters and transformations?" - "Nope, B to Fireball."

 
 

I just handed in my application as a lecturer in data protection and digital market regulation. While this vacancy was more or less written with me in mind, I don't like to assume things (we all know what it does to u and me). So instead; here's hoping!

 
 

I've been playing around with Kazuya a bit more today....I lose most matches I play as him, and most matches I play against him. Just can't make him work at all beyond the very basics, but apparently he can be scary.

 
 

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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