Last time, Kyrie’s backstory and three more deaths.
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Last time, a break between Battler, Bea, and the audience.
Like many websites and blogs, we will participating in the blackout. This is not a time to say nothing, but instead to put aside things that can wait and focus energy on helping those in need. To that end, I have posted some links and reading recs here, and I hope others will contribute as well.
Stay safe out there, and don’t stop speaking up.
Meanwhile, here’s a list of black-owned etsy shops to support
And a piece how to help if you’re in New England, including reading, mental health resources, and a list of local businesses with black owners
Feel free to leave links to charities and resources in the comments.
No Umineko this week because I’ve been
huddled in a ball weeping finishing up my final papers, but y’all are apparently more interested in dry books about other books than I thought, so here’s some of my favorite stuff I read for research this past semester!
edit: Fuck, I forgot one! Read everything Ayanna Thompson has ever written about Othello, especially her introduction to the Arden edition of the play.
Bit of a content warning for discussion of rape and violence against women.
I don’t typically talk about all the academic books I read here (though… is that something people want?), but I bought this for a research project a month ago and I’m still irritated about it so I’m unloading on you instead of poor Mr. Act, who has his own shit going on.
This post is really a lesson about due diligence and the necessity of academic presses, for all their flaws.
Inside: SteamWorld Heist, Kynseed, AER
Last time, a new witch is crowned.
I had a few games this time that weren’t really bad, but I also couldn’t really rec. Under the right conditions, someone might be interested, but they’d have to be kind of specific conditions.
Inside: World Tree Marche, TumbleSeed, SteamWorld Quest, Forget Me Not: My Organic Garden
Last time, we learn a lot about the epitaph.
Last time, Battler gets his groove back!
This is where I picked up again after a big break, so if it seems like I’ve forgotten some details… I have.
Sacred Stones, FE8, is the third and final GBA Fire Emblem. It’s one of those games where, while I didn’t dislike it, I’m also not sure the circumstances under which I’d recommend it. Maybe like if someone said, “I love the Fire Emblem series but haven’t yet played Sacred Stones, should I?” The answer to that is probably yes. Beyond that, it’s was just so bland it’s hard to really work up enthusiasm for it.
Last time, SERVANT BATTLE
WHERE THE FUCK WERE WE
Blazing Blade was localized simply as “Fire Emblem”, because it was the first FE game to officially come West. I wondered, playing this game, if it was a coincidence that the first FE they bothered to send to English speakers was far and away the best one, or if they knew they had a real gem on their hands and were like, “This shit is how we get American’s money.”
Blazing Blade, FE7, is technically the prequel to FE6, but not only do you not have to play FE6 to understand it, I’d go as far as to say you shouldn’t play FE6, since FE7 is so much better that it kind of sets FE6 up as disappointing. The entire plot also causes the plot of FE6 to make zero sense.
Unforutnately I waited too long to write this review and don’t remember nearly as much about FE7 as I should, and I’m afraid I won’t be able to do it justice. But this was a really great game, and I heartily rec it. Like I said, it’s far and away the best of the first 7 FEs. It’s not even close.