This past weekend I beat Final Fantasy VI for the first time. This is only the second Final Fantasy game I've ever finished, with the other being Final Fantasy VII back when I was in high school. FFVI is a game that I have heard for years is a classic, one of the greats, one … Continue reading I’m sad about finishing Final Fantasy VI
My wife is good enough and nerdy enough to go along with me on watching all sorts of ridiculous comic book and sci-fi movies, even though I don't go along with her for more grounded movies as often as I should. I've always preferred my fiction in some kind of an outlandish setting, be it … Continue reading Why “Wonder” and movies like it are hard for me to enjoy (a tribute to a good dog)
There's a story in my family that while my mom was going into labor, my older brother was kept occupied by teaching a family friend how to play the legend of Zelda on the Nintendo Entertainment System. I grew up with that original Nintendo and its classic games, and with an older brother who actually … Continue reading After 29 years, I beat The Legend of Zelda!
I completely bought into the hype for Red Dead Redemption II. When the game first got announced, I watch the initial teaser trailer with glee, having really loved both the story and the gameplay experience of the first Red Dead Redemption. As more information started coming out, I decided to stop paying attention so that … Continue reading Red Dead Redemption II is incredible and is also not very fun.
If you know what a thermal is, and especially if you think of them wistfully, there's a good chance you read the Animorphs as a kid. There's a lot of things in this series that left an impression on me, but the idea of pillowy cushions of warm air letting a kind, sweet-hearted red-tailed hawk … Continue reading Thermals: A tribute to pillowy cushions of warm air in The Animorphs