Opinions: A Dual Life Perspective – 1st Half 2019

This has been extremely delayed, haha. For the first time in the history of this feature, I’ve played through over 20 games in six months. I’m flabbergasted. It’s also made posting this article far more time consuming than ever before, haha. So before diving into all of those games, let’s get into the real. 2019…

Gender Gazette: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

UPDATE – UBI Soft has changed their stance on the DLC; see below for details. Assassin’s Creed has had some issues in the past when it comes to its women characters. The series has shied away from having women in leading roles in many of the earlier entries, and even gone to bat justifying the…

Opinions – A Dual Life Perspective, 2018 (Pt. 2)

The second half of 2018 was more stable in contrast to the first, although that is not to say it was all smooth sailing. Two horrific fires tore through northern California where I live — one coming dangerously close to my city — giving multiple weeks of bad air, upending the lives of thousands of…

Art: Fan Art done for me in 2018

My forum bud Ixo drew both of these for me in 2018! The first is Jade from Beyond Good & Evil, and the second is Shi Kurai from my Isolate graphic novel (which can be found at Visuals!) I love both of these and really appreciate you making them for me, my friend! 😀

Opinions: 2019 Resolutions

So it’s 2019 now! Let’s revisit what I wrote the last two years and see how I’ve come along. Draw. I haven’t drawn much since I moved, and it’s time to change that. I worked very hard on that front last year, but there’s room for further improvement! At the very least I can say…

Opinions: The Best of Me, 2018

Somehow last year I didn’t spotlight the best work I had written or created, so this year — instead of doing movie or lyric posts — I want to shine some attention my way and select what I feel represents the best of the best of my content across LVLS, P4 and Visuals. I’m leaving…

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Diversity: A Quick Examination

Updated 2/2/2019 I wanted to look at the now finalized roster fo Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and see how well ethnicity and gender are represented in the game. I’ve touched on this before with Wii U/3DS, but with a new game I want to actually break it down this go-around. This has been revised following…

Gender Gazette: SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy Pt. 2

Didn’t expect to immediately be writing about this game again…but the week after I wrote that article decrying its horrid narrative arc and recruiting the player to help play along in its voyeurism brought along this revelation: So…there’s a fair amount to unpack here. Gender swapping protagonists or other major characters is a fairly common…

Gender Gazette: SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy

While I have been praising SNK a fair amount over on LVLS lately, their Switch fighter SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy is setting off a gazillion alarm bells. As reported by Nintendo Life, the storyline for SNK’s spiritual successor to their Neo Geo Pocket title SNK Gals Fighters has several of the company’s prominent women…