The following is an index of published blog posts tagged “real talk.” These are anecdotal pieces in which I relay my feelings and experiences on the issues of my choosing. If there is a discussion idea which you would like for me to write about, you may contact me via email or on Twitter.
“Yamaku Files” – In this miniseries, I give my reactions to the many relationship paths present in the visual novel “Katawa Shoujo.” This visual novel can be found for free on Windows, Mac and Linux, and is definitely worth getting into. Heavy spoilers are present in these articles, so it is recommended that at least part of a character’s path is completed prior to reading them.
– “The Ghost” – Published 2017/10/27 – Hisao Nakai
– “The Sword and the Shield” – Published 2017/10/27 – Shizune Hakamichi, Misha Mikado
– “The Memory” – Published 2017/10/29 – Emi Ibarazaki
– “The Vector” – Published 2017/10/29 – Rin Tezuka
– “The Mirror” – Published 2017/11/01 – Hanako Ikezawa
– “The Key” – Published 2017/11/02 – Lilly Satou + Final Thoughts
“What’s on My Music?” – Published 2017/10/07 – In this post, I discuss some of my favorite music of all time. No, really, that’s it.
“A Johto Journey” – Piggybacking off of the nostalgia from Nintendo’s recent re-release of Pokemon Gold and Silver (3DS Virtual Console), this multi-part series delves into the things I have always adored about these two games, as well as some things I wish could have been better. Also discussed are the ways in which I personally face the challenges present in the game.
– Part One – Published 2017/09/29
– Part Two – Published 2017/10/05
– Part Three – Published 2017/10/07
“Character Karma” – Published 2017/09/28 – In this post, I discuss how the karmic events which surround a character can adversely affect how genuine and believable that character is, as well as how the story itself can be adversely affected. Works examined include “Puella Magi Madoka Magica,” “Yuki Yuna is a Hero,” “Neon Genesis Evangelion,” and “Venus Versus Virus.”
“Tech Changes and Bad Decisions” – Published 2017/09/26 – In this post, I give a personal account of the many things I have witnessed as a netizen. My hope is that this post will reach the people who need it most and deter them from doing something they will regret.
“Trying the Sony Xperia” – Published 2017/08/27 – Recently, I upgraded from a Moto G4 Play to a Sony Xperia L1. In this post, I give my review of the device.
“Activism vs. Movements” – Published 2017/08/12 – I give my thoughts on the recent tragedy which occurred in Charlottesville, VA, as well as my personal impressions surrounding movements and the acts performed under the banner of activism.
“The Hunie List” – Published 2017/08/02 – In this post, I talk about all of the lovely ladies present in the hit puzzle/dating sim known as HuniePop, and reveal which ones are my personal favorites.
“Characters and Motives” – Published 2017/04/18 – In order to illustrate the necessity for consistency in a character’s motives, I examine four works: “Danganronpa,” “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid,” “The Devil is a Part Timer,” and “Lucky Star.”
“What’s on My Phone?” – Published 2017/03/03 – In this post, I go over some of the ways in which my smartphone is an extension of myself, as is the case for many people in my generation. I discuss the specs, modifications, and most used apps.
“The Truth About Theme” – Published 2017/01/25 – To discuss the relevance of theme in literary works, I tackle the ways in which it is misused and abused by tearing into the 2015 comedy anime “Ultimate Otaku Teacher.”
“Writer-Character Relationships” – Published 2016/12/16 – Tackling the subject of online smut roleplay, I do my best to explain the idea of “cross-literary relationships,” instances where a character and a writer fall in love.
“On Butts and Allegations of Misogyny” – Published 2016/10/27 – In this post, I attack the claims of misogyny which surround the newly released anime, “Keijo!!!!!!!”
“When Catharsis is Not Enough” – Published 2016/09/26 – To illustrate the tricky issues of conveying catharsis, I bring up a series which demonstrates precisely what not to do. (Warning: Contains major spoilers for “Maria the Virgin Witch.”)
“A Changing World” – Published 2016/09/05 – I discuss the future of the blog, a new part-time job, and my take on the future of jobs overall.
“A Hypnosis How-To” – Published 2016/08/20 – This post outlines the processes and tools I use for my hypnosis sessions, from the creation of written transcripts to the recording of audio in “Audacity.”
“Proof of Concept” – Published 2016/08/17 – To explain the process of refining a flawed product, I tackle the controversial new game “No Man’s Sky,” as well as its connections to “Minecraft” and “Burnout Paradise” of all things.
“Combating Dysphoria” – Published 2016/08/12 – I relay some experiences and observations I have had since transitioning and my beliefs as to why body dysphoric disorders are so difficult to treat.
“Fetish Fourteen” – Published 2016/07/29 – As a milestone post for 500 followers on Twitter, I discuss my fourteen favorite fetishes and why I like them.
“Voice, Conveyance and Beauty” – Published 2016/07/16 – A commentary response to the visual novel “That Dragon, Cancer,” I discuss the many ways in which beauty is observed and recreated through writing, as well as frustrations I have when others take beauty for granted.