A dilettante who loves music, movies, culture, and travel. But will write about anything that seems timely or interesting.
Thoughts on OMORI
I have never written a video game review before, this will be my first time. That's how much I have to say about OMOCAT'S first and--at the moment--only game, OMORI. On Steam it is tagged as "psychological horror"--which seemed strange to me, as the screencaps previewed on Steam seem very innocuous--adorable, even!
A Brief History of Bucarno Park
Bucarno Park is a neighborhood in the forests of Knightstown, Indiana. It is known for being the site of a mass disappearance in 1995 which made international headlines. All 64 residents of the neighborhood vanished on March 30, 1995, and there is still no explanation for their whereabouts. The neighborhood is preserved exactly as it was left, and is now a tourist hotspot.
10 Things To Know Before Traveling to the US (From a US Citizen)
1. Personal space is a must. Everything is bigger in America: Store aisles, roads, cars, everything. If they don't live in a metropolitan area, most Americans are not used to being squished like sardines on public transport. Therefore, Americans REALLY need their personal space. When standing near an American, take what you believe to be the "normal" amount of personal space--and multiply it by two. Our personal bubbles tend to be just a little bit bigger than yours might be.
15 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Pink Floyd
1. Their name was thought up on a whim During their formative years, the band played under a number of different names: Sigma 6, The Abdabs, The Screaming Abdabs, before finally settling on The Tea Set. However, at a gig, another band playing on the bill with them also happened to be named The Tea Set. Thinking on the fly, the band's then-lead singer and guitarist, Syd Barrett, coined the name Pink Floyd--combining the names of two blues musicians he had seen on a record compilation he owned: Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.
Top 11 Worst Things Done By Dio Brando
If you have seen JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, then you are likely aware of Dio Brando. Though the show has multiple parts and each "part" has its own villain, it seems that Dio's presence is still existent through all parts of the series--whether directly or indirectly. Dio is one of those anime villains that you absolutely love to hate--but his beauty and charm also make him hard to resist. But, let's face it: Dio is the definitive "chaotic evil"--not only in JoJo, but perhaps all of anime. So let's look at the eleven worst things he's done that make him worthy of such a bold claim.
4 Great Apps for Giving Back
There are so many great things about technology. We have access to all the information in the world at just the press of a button. We can speak to friends and family on the other side of the planet without having to worry about driving up the phone bill. We have endless entertainment right at our fingertips.
The Song That Kills
“I never considered myself a believer in another dimension,” says Catherine James, a fifty-year-old Connecticut woman, as she stares out her window. “But, after this and all that’s happened, I have no reason not to. There’s just no other explanation.” Catherine James is the aunt of Theo Wood, who went missing six years ago, vanishing into thin air. Six years later, and the day still seems vivid to her.
Mr. Love: Queen's Choice Anime Thoughts
Things I Loved: Lucien is A LOT more likable. Lucien has a lot of fans. Because, well, we're suckers for dreamy, morally gray character with a romantic side. But, I think even his biggest fans will admit there's moments in the game where he's a bit...creepy. Some of this could be owed to Bill Rogers voice acting in the English server: Though he gives Lucien a calm, relaxing voice--there's also a lot of sinister undertones to everything he says. In the anime, I found myself sympathizing for Lucien a lot more than I did in the game. He seems warmer, friendlier, and less suspicious. In the game, even before he was revealed to be working with Black Swan, I always thought something seemed "off" about him. But in the anime, even knowing he's not who he claims to be, I still found myself trusting him. When he does do cold, heartless things, he seems like a cool anime villain while doing it. I know I'm not the first person to make this comparison, but he really is Light Yagami as a scientist. But, unlike Light, part of you does want to like Lucien and see him be redeemed. Also we get to learn more about his backstory, which helped me sympathize more with him and understand why he is the way he is. (Not that that excuses anything, of course.) He's more well-rounded here, I think. And that's pretty impressive because it's usually the opposite for adaptations. So kudos!