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I'm walking around with a bunch of Pokes that seem very Magikarp-ish. I'm still dragging them now and they're taking their sweet time to evolve, but hopefully they'll be worth it in the end. I like my blind run, but not knowing when (if) stuff evolves...

 
 

This is probably the first Pokémon game I've gone into more or less blind. It's quite the experience! Several moments already of "Ooooh, I don't know what you are but you're gonna be my new buddy, aren't you?"

 
 

Super tired from work this week. I've got an article finished now, and I'm sending it in tomorrow. After that, no matter its faults....I just want to catch some damn critters.

 
 

*Fi-re, fi-re, psycho soldieeer! Fi-re, fi-re, psy-cho sol-dieeeeeeeeer!*

 
 

Visiting my mom and sister, and I arrive to the news that my mom has a new boyfriend, and my sister has her first boyfriend. This leaves me the only single in the family, and having to deal with two new men who’ll want to come over for Christmas. Fun.

 
 

A Terry who can do all the combos and cancels well is damn strong. The CPU can cancel his Neutral A -> A combo into "Are you okay?" and it suuuuuuuuuucks.

 
 

Ring Fit is much too good at incentivizing doing exercises you hate. Lord knows I don't want to do planking, but it's also the strongest multi-target move I have...

 
 

Digging Luigi's Mansion 3 so far. It feels like the perfect middle ground between Dark Moon and the original. The only gripe I have is that the Ghost Slam doesn't feel as satisfying as sucking them up. ...I'm saying I'd rather suck ghosts than pound them.

 
 

I rather enjoy that Luigi now officially owns the ghost dog.

 
 

“Your sweat is so shiny and beautiful!” ...Thanks, Ring, that’s...nice?

 
 

Just came back from Joker. This movie unsettles me the same way some messed-up internet communities unsettle me. There is very real, legitimate and valid hurt there, but then repugnant mental gymnastics turn it into the most malicious possible thing.

 
 

A new friend just sent me this with the message “It’s pretty nasty, but I’m sending it anyway to test the limits of your humor.” Clearly she’s never been to Destructoid.


 
 

Just got back from Boardgame Night that had all my workfriends there! ...and also a new workfriend who doesn't like boardgames, decided it was a drinking night instead, and proceeded not to take anything at all seriously. Fun?


 
 

The best part about Link’s Awakening is that in the credits music they [SPOILERS]*. Also, Ballad of the Wind Fish has never sounded better. Sing it, little Marin.

 
 

It may have been a mistake to do my second playthrough of Three Houses with the Blue Lions. I'd rather kick post-timeskip Dimitri in the shins than interact with him in any other way.

 
 

This line perfectly encapsulates why I love Link's Awakening so much. It's the most self-aware the Zelda series has ever been. It's great!


 
 

Disney Plus is rolling out its trial period exclusively in The Netherlands. The app itself needs work, but the selection is solid. Besides all the recent movies it has a ton of old cartoons. The old Ducktales, Spider-Man and even X-men. You know the one.

 
 

Astral Chain, I love you. More than you know. I haven't always told you, but I've always felt it in my heart. However, as someone who wants to make mad passionate love to you, I have to ask: Why? Why are you doing this to me?


 
 

Today it's exactly two years since my dad passed away. Rather fittingly, I'm playing Celeste: Farewell. I played Celeste first when I was dealing with the loss, so it's appropriate that Farewell released today of all days. I still miss him though.


 
 

Some more time with Banjo: he may become a new main, I dig him a lot. Wonderwing is one of the best specials in the game; not safe on shield, but blasts through everything else and kills. (Grenade) eggs are versatile and mess up people’s flow.

 
 

Banjo-Kazooie super quick impressions: they're fairly "vanilla", no wacky mechanics or anything other than limited Side-B. Wonderwing is a solid kill move, and they have a lot of air options. They also turn around on double jump to use Grenades quickly.

 
 

SANS IN SMASH WHAT? (Mii costume only, but comes with music)

 
 

It looks like Xenoblade Switch is going to fix the one complaint I had with the original (the character models). Time to double dip!

 
 

Welp, every Smash hopeful is on the table now. More DLC characters, hell yes.

 
 

I really enjoy Chip&Ironicus' Metal Gear LPs, but the more I see of Metal Gear the less I wholly fail to grasp why Kojima is so revered. Like, how do you write your main villain's "This is my plan" speech to be completely incomprehensible?

 
 

Fuck this game, I don't want any part of this horrific nightmare universe.


 
 

I'm not convinced the first playthrough of Astral Chain is meant to be done on what it calls "PT Standard" mode. "For fans of Platinum games", it says. The first main mission is kicking.my.ass.

 
 

Who has two thumbs and just got Astral Chain in the mail a day early?


 
 

What sucks about online dating is that people will just stop responding halfway through a conversation. Good convo with a cute girl last night, but I notice her last message only after midnight. I wait to reply until the morning, and now radio silence.

 
 

Today, we in the Netherlands have been given the opportunity to name planet HAT-P-6 b. I hope the world is ready for Planety McPlanetface.


 
 

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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