Pokeauthors Special Spotlight: Reducto ad Absurdum Edition

We jump ahead to the recent past. In February I reviewed this non-fic and the results were simply amazing. The author blocked me so I lost my own responses, but they’re impressive anyway.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12360950/1/My-Favorite-Ships

Non-stories are banned on this site. This belongs elsewhere.

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Programming Note

Hey all.

I’m going to be out for some indeterminate amount of time. ED is acting up and it’s reached the point where I’ll likely end up inpatient, because what is my life is not a giant pile of bullshit. I was hoping to start Umineko in March, but that’s not going to happen. I think that’s always the worst thing for me, how it just saps your ability to do what you love.

There are some small things in the pipeline right now that likely are not going to get full reviews simply because it’s already been a while since I played them and I don’t have it in me to either replay or write them up now. They are:

The Farming One (rpgmaker) – Okay sendup but light on gameplay and not much to it aside from “harvest moon sendup”
no-one has to die (rpgmaker) – Nicely clever browser game, def a good timekiller, v short
In the Company of Myself (browser) – fuck this manpainy shit
The Last Word Redux (rpgmaker) – I’m finding this boring and can’t tell if it’s the crippling depression or the fact that it lacks replay value, though I’m thinking the latter
Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (jRPG) – Mind-numbingly boring with over-the-top JRPG-cliche characters I hate; shoulda stuck to the travelogue — Trails in the Sky is one I like much more in retrospect
Hierofania 2 (VN) – Good, but too short to do much with its nice music, writing, and characters; ended up feeling like a first chapter instead of a whole story, which is disappointing because I did enjoy it

There are also things I’ve finished and def want to discuss that will likely get full reviews at some point in the future:

Planescape: Torment (wRPG) – Beautifully written. Play it.
Baldur’s Gate (wRPG) – Important for gaming history; play if, like me, you’re into that; otherwise play Dragon Age.
Baptism of Fire [Witcher Series] (book) – Excellent; travelogue format really worked to Sapkowski’s strengths, nice return to form for the series
The Shadowed Sun [Sequel to Killing Moon] (book) – Very different kind of story than KM with a slow start and some problematic elements, but ultimately I really enjoyed it; Jemisin is a great writer

Catch me on Facebook or Steam if for some reason you feel the need to get my opinion about something (???) in the interim. If you friend me make sure to let me know you’re from DQ; I don’t add randos.

Also now the pressure is on Farla and Mini-Farla to post like their lives depended on it NO RAEGRETS

<333

edit: also go watch Yuri!!! on Ice, still worth it even with crappy ending

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