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Two Stars With One Stone

I just posted the twentieth chapter of Shooting Star Sonia 2, and with that, it is officially complete!   Just completing something always feels good, but I’m extra jazzed about this one. The rough draft was technically all done in approximately a year (January to January), and from the time I started posting it (July) I was able to maintain a biweekly posting schedule from start to finish. PLUS an extra chapter on the 10th anniversary of Mega Man Star Force. I was able to hold myself to a sc

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HEY! LISTEN!

There's a new Zelda game just out and none of you who actually play Zelda thought to use that joke in response to this trend by now smh   (Oh right, they're probably all still playing the new Zelda game. Carry on.)

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Idea For a New Game

I’ve been thinking on and off about a new concept for a game inspired by Steins;Gate. The idea was that the Great Beings have discovered a pocket dimension that is virtually identical to the main universe but is just starting out, and as time moves there they will send visions to certain individuals in an attempt to alter the sequence of events to see if they can accomplish a smoother reformation of Spherus Magna. My only idea for a title was “Crosswired;Gate”, but anyway.   Figuring out how t

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Rough Concept for The Lego Bionicle Movie

Life as a retired theme is actually pretty great! The extensive cast of the Bionicle franchise has spent the last few years relaxing in luxury with not a care in the world, and is having their annual reunion party as the film opens. The scene focuses on big name characters like the Toa and Makuta, with a few condescending references to “the Gen 2 side of the family” and a small appearance from an old drunk Slizer who rants some gibberish about the prophecy of the Slizers’ return. One of the T

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I Admit Defeat

Coming up with titles for things has always been a struggle, but I felt like I had managed to come up with a few good titles here and there, and that was a very satisfying feeling so I kept trying.   No more, though. There’s no point in trying to come up with titles that I think might sound good.   No title I come up with could ever compare to a title like “Bahamut Disco”.

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Are You Ready for Slizer Mafia 3?!

Well it’s not out yet.   But you know what is out?   Slizer Mafia 2.8, a lazily-named short story that briefly introduces the situation you’ll find yourself in and a couple of characters who’ll be important. Also it goes into some mechanics so that I can skip the long explanations in the actual game to save space.   Don’t worry, Slizer Mafia 3 is looking good, and I plan to request permission to host it soon. (Maybe mid-March if the opportunity is there?) And no, you don’t have to read 2.8 in o

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More Remembering!

So not only was Final Fantasy V in a commercial recently, there’s going to be a new Mega Man Star Force figure this year?!   This is amazing. I like this trend of my favorite underrated games getting nods.   Next on the list are Sinnoh remakes and a TWEWY sequel.

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Speaking of Games

Oh yeah, it’s been quite a while since I last ran a Technic Tournament. Maybe I should do that. I mean, I’m doing Slizer Dome right now, and my next priority should probably be to wrap up the Slizer Mafia trilogy, but…   Would anyone be interested in playing Technic Tournament 5? And if you have any suggestions for how the game system can be improved, I’m all ears.   (The title would be “Technic Tournament 5 Ocarina of Majora’s Twilight” by the way.)

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Spoiler-Free Reactions to the Endings of Steins;Gate 0

(New name btw this is Pahrak if you can’t tell.)   --Gehenna’s Stigma: Now this is an entertaining villain!   --Vega and Altair: I have some mixed feelings about this but dang if it doesn’t feel epic as heck.   --Twin Automata: Oh my gosh…I like Moeka now!!   --Recursive Mother Goose: BUT DID YOU NEED TO MAKE IT THAT SAD?!   --Promised Rinascimento: Since this is spoiler-free all I can think to say is “I dig it.”   --Milky-Way Crossing: Not quite what I was hoping for, but definitely cool.   The

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Shot Through the Heart of the Cards

So when I went to download Fire Emblem Heroes the other day it wasn’t available yet and the store recommended the new Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links app, and I figured “pssh okay sure I guess I’m curious.”   It turns out it’s…actually fun? Like, way more fun than children’s card games should be? I'm having difficult putting it down and I'm not sure I feel comfortable with this development.   Part of it’s definitely nostalgia, of course. You unlock the ability to play as several characters from the origi

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It Took 7 Years BUT

I've always been a little annoyed that no one from Birth by Sleep got a Play Arts figure.   BUT HEY NOW MY MASTER HAS ONE AND I AM FAR LESS ANNOYED!   So, I need money. Anyone want a kidney?

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Pokemon Bank Update

If you didn’t hear, Pokémon Bank has been updated! You can now use it with Gen VII games, transfer Pokémon from Gen VI to Gen VII, and transfer Pokémon from Virtual Console Gen I games into Gen VII!   Bank now also has a National Pokedex function, which registers all the Pokémon you have in all games connected to it, making it even easier to keep track of your progress. Still hoping they update Sun and Moon with the National Dex, but this is pretty neat.   When transferring Pokémon from VC to

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THE POTENTIAL IS MAXIMUM

So, Dragon Ball Super. They’re about to head into a new arc where 10 fighters from each of the 12 universes are brought together for a massive tournament, and the losers’ universes will be destroyed. I’ve been unsure what to think of this since the beginning: multiversal tournament sounds great, but the survival aspect…I mean I guess it adds stakes, but I love that we found out there are 12 universes, it opened up so much potential and if they’re going to throw all that away…   *sigh*   I gues

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0.2 Many Questions!

Someone has provided English subtitles for the entirety of the 0.2 section of 2.8, so I watched that. Master Aqua is even more my hero than she was five minutes ago, we don’t deserve her, she’s got to be one of the most awe-inspiring protagonists in video game history.   Something else that really caught my attention, assuming the subs are at least approximately accurate there are some interesting lore implications brought up.      

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STYLIN'

I love the avatar system in KHUX.   There's so much going on here: -The so-called "Disco Suit" -An enormous afro with a galaxy inside of it -The afro covers your eyes, but not your glasses?? -Those headphones are just kinda...emerging...from within the afro galaxy... -A jetpack -Gauntlets and shield meant to evoke ancient gladiators -And, you know, the giant cartoon key used to slay evil   I guess I had to look this good in order to slay 2016.

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It's Christmas!

So, you know…have a Merry Christmas! Please. I mean, if you want to.   Or if you celebrate something else, I hope you have a happy holiday as well!   And if you don’t celebrate anything than I hope you have a nice day!

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Concept

You scroll through the Library Forum and see a short story entitled “Bionicle Agni Kai Fight.”   You think “Agni kai? Oh, those firebending duels from Avatar? It’d be awesome to see two Toa of Fire have one of those!”   Upon clicking the link, you discover a tale of Agni and Kai having an argument.   From there you’ll probably experience either regret, anger, or perhaps a feeling of “Oh, that was clever!”   (Fingers crossed it’s the last one.)

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An Age-Old Question Answered

You all know what a Super Saiyan is. You scream a little and then BAM, spiky gold hair and a power level over 9000.   But...what would happen if you tried to turn Super Saiyan and were bald?!   This question has plagued the worlds' greatest* minds for decades, but fret not! At last, we have an answer!     This is Super Saiyan 3 if you want to be technical. Either way, the question is answered!! If you don't have hair, then your beard gets gold and spiky!   ...Although...what if you were bal

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A Mega Anniversary! Ride On!

It has officially been 10 years since the release of the first Mega Man Star Force game (in Japan)!   I already went on about why I love this series a while back. In short, it's a sequel to my first Mega Man series (EXE), it's one of two that I was able to follow from the beginning (the other being ZX), it's fairly standalone so I don't feel like I'm missing a ton of references, and it has great character development not just for the main characters, but even a lot of the briefly-appearing char

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Eating My Own Words

I don't have any context for this. I just remembered that I really liked this joke/picture I took 2 years ago and don't think I've put it on this blog yet.

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Long-Forgotten Ruin

Believe it or not, there’s a new chapter of Beyond Ruin!   This one is about a Queen discovering a location rich with magic and going in to investigate. Since we need conflict, that turns out to not be a great idea. It’s written a little more vaguely that the previous chapters, for reasons explained in the chapter itself, plus it sort of follows the last one’s idea of introducing new magical phenomena. I think that’s something I’d like to focus more on: not just establishing the Queens, but a

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The Mechanical Marvel

Whaddaya know, we’re already getting our first Gen VII Mythical! Magearna is available starting today!   So, to get this you need to have beaten the main story of Sun/Moon to unlock the QR Scanner. Go to Pokémon.com to find the QR code, scan it, and then follow the instructions to find an NPC who will give you Magearna!   So that’s 1 of 2 Mythicals already available not even a month after Sun/Moon’s release. That’s…slightly concerning in a way…

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The Relic Song

Wow, it’s December. 2016 is virtually over, we’re in Gen VII…but there’s one last Pokémon being distributed for XYORAS!   Access Mystery Gift for Meloetta, the last of the anniversary Mythical distributions! You probably forgot about this one, since they were in the anime instead of a movie, and people don’t really watch the anime anymore. Well, except for those folks who got super into the XY series and immediately started whining when we got one look at the Sun and Moon series. They should get

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Pokemon League Defeated! (Spoilers)

I’m Alola’s first ever Champion! But I couldn’t have done it without my team: -Boko the Decidueye! My starter, the one who’s been with me throughout my entire journey. Love this archer bird. -Onepu the Mudsdale! The freaking MVP of this team! Seriously, if you play Sun or Moon, get yourself a Mudbray/Mudsdale with Stamina. You will not regret it. -Wargoyle the Marowak! Still working out her moveset, but no one can say she isn’t reliable! Handled most of the last-minute grinding done on

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