Finding Freedom in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

I recently reached a sort of epiphany playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

I’d never played an Animal Crossing game prior to New Leaf (outside of Happy Home Designer, which came with my 3DS) but I had a basic knowledge of what these games were. I knew that they ran on the system clock of your console/handheld, and that events and stores were dictated by what time it was in real life. I also knew that a major focus of the game was repaying the loan on your house, as well as knowing that you were the mayor in this game. Aside from knowing those basic few facts, however, I went into New Leaf mostly blind.

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Fatalism, Love, and Death: Just Like This, Until The World Ends

Warning: The Following article covers a series depicting self-harm and suicidal ideation.

While I consider myself an optimist, I would be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy fatalism at times.

As my love of Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō might suggest, I quite enjoy stories about people accepting and going along with the inevitable, choosing to make the most of what they have left. So it should come as no surprise that I fell in love with Just Like This, Until The World Ends, a one-off Yuri manga about the end of the world.

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So Close, Yet So Far With The Nintendo 3DS

I recently found myself in possession of a New Nintendo 3DS.

This is my first 3DS, and my first handheld console since the DS lite. The 3DS took some getting used to, especially compared to the DS lite, and I felt like it suffered from some minor feature bloat. Despite this, I managed to wrap my head around it and I’ve been enjoying it quite a bit. Just like with the DS and GBA before it, I’ve fallen in love with this latest Nintendo handheld.

With some minor reservations.

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Patreon Thank-You Post for October 2015

Happy day-after-Halloween! I’m sorry for articles being so sporadic this month, getting used to my new job has thrown me off a bit! Still, I am super thankful for my patrons who continue to support me in this turbulent time! To that end I would like to thank Space Queen Galacta Q, Aleena Tuabin, and Steven Hopkins for sticking with me and continuing to support me and this blog! I promise things will return to normal eventually!