It's much easier to list about my likes and dislikes when describing myself. People are mostly comprised of their interests as well as distastes. Most people don't tell you the way their brain functions when talking about themself. They normally just tell you that they like cats and play videogames or something.
To keep this neat, and since I tend to ramble, you can click on the entries to reveal my thoughts on it.
I do plan making separate pages on my site for some of these interests in the future.
Originally this section was for psychological horror, but I'm a lover of all horror, as long as it's not in-your-face horror that follows the same recipe, jumpscares and tropes.
I'm getting tired of horror movies being about a serial killer who's killing off the townsfolk, or a family that moves into a haunted house, or the 500th horror game about childrens toys.
Jumpscares get stale over time. If you've seen one, you've seen em all.
Psychological horror in particular, is a genre that is very hard to master, as writing any psychological horror story requires knowledge of the human psyche and what humans can be afraid of. Which things can provoke certain responces, and what combination of factors will cause the reader to question their own sanity and sense of reality.
It's when you start to bring the reader of the story into it, it becomes interesting.
Surreal horror is something that's hard to master as well. Technically it's not that hard to put whatever weird thing your mind comes up with into a videogame to disgust or unnerve some people. But combining it with something like psychological horror, you get a perfect concoction of something that feels truly unreal.
And fuck it, lets throw thriller into the mix. I want to be on the edge of my seat wanting to know what'll happen to the main character. Will he live? Will he make it out safe? Will he forever be tormented by the weight of his own sins like James Sunderland?
I'm not sure how I ended up becoming one of those adult Nintendo geezers but here I am. Can't imagine a life where I looked into Playstation or Xbox exclusives, considering they're all basically the same things copied and pasted competing for whoever can melt the console the quickest. Imagine putting realistic graphics over actual gameplay, couldn't be me.
Don't care if Nintendo's a generation or two behind.
Don't care if it's "for kids."
Plus I'm having fun and being happy.
If you don't like Nintendo cause it's "for babies" then you need to grow up and appreciate the magical and nonsensical things in fiction cause you'll be a lot happier if you do.
No but for real, even if Nintendo fucks over a lot of its fans you have some departments like the people responsible for Splatoon and Kirby who actually give a shit about the content they're putting out.
I'll happily shove out 60$ + 20$ a year to play a game that I could spent thousands of hours having fun in.
When I say Nintendo I'm excluding Game Freak (no way they hired a mobile game company to remake a beloved classic for the Switch lmfao)
Honestly with the success Splatoon 3 has had, you have companies like Square Enix trying to rip it off as a desperate attempt to become relevant again. It's funny. Everyone hates the baby games until the baby games with the silly graphics end up making a bigger impact than the ones with big titty mascots and gore.
My only complaint is that Japan gets 20x the amount of merch than anywhere else in the world does. If they start releasing Splatoon stuff in the west (not just waterbottles) I could finally die a happy man.
Anyone who is embarassed to play Mario has a fragile masculinity issue which also classifies as a skill issue.
Kirby means so so so much to me, and if you know me or have looked around my site, you should know this.
Kirby has been with me since I was a bit older of a child, but it feels like it's been with me forever. My first game was Mass Attack, which I played the free trial of on the DSi e-shop so many times, since I couldn't afford many games back then.
I eventually begged my grandma to buy it for me, and she did. Mass Attack has meant so much to me ever since, and I still own the very same cartridge I had for many years.
I've played almost every kirby game there is, and I've considered myself a life time Kirby fan. It is the one Nintendo series I will defend and protect if my life depended on it.
Kirby is known for being cute, but something I really respect about Kirby is how passionate Hal is for the series.
Most Kirby games came out a few years after the console was debued, and in some cases long after its life had passed (Kirby 64 came out in 2000!), and that's because of how much time were put into these games despite the fact that there were so many hardware limitations back then.
If you look at Kirby's Dream Land 3, the game looks absolutely beautiful for being on the SNES, it doesn't even feel pixelated. It's just such a unique art style that I've always loved.
DL3 is actually the prime inspiration for my website. The feel of it just cannot be beat by any game.
Emma Essex's music has been an inspiration for me for .. around a decade at this point.
She's the prime inspiration for my own music, she's one of the only people I look up to.
Emma makes music of all genres, spanning across various alises (which are all tied to original characters with their own personalities and stories, by the way) and even to this day, I find more and more songs from her I've never heard before.
Right now, my Lapfox playlist is at around 400 songs, which isn't even a fraction of the amount of music she's made. She's made thousands of works. Most of which aren't even listed on her website because there's just so many.
As of writing this, I'm planning on making a Lapfox shrine dedicated to my favorite alises, songs, and albums. But for now, I'm just going to tell you to go listen to her work.
If you've read my blog, you probably already know I'm a huge tea fan.
I don't know what it is about brewing dried plants in hot water, but it's one of the best tastes in the world, and the smell of it is sure to make you feel better when you're feeling down.
Plus, who doesn't like having tea parties with their friends or even stuffed animals.
As a kid I used to have little tea parties with my grandma with a little plastic tea playset. She never trusted me to handle hot water, so we never made actual tea. Just used water heheh.
Yup, the pattern. I think stripes are a good in-between when putting together an outfit. It isn't too plain, but not too flashy. Stripes help an outfit stand out, while also keeping it simple. Stripes make it easier to coordinate outfits and add extra color if need be. You can have so many combinations with stripes which make each outfit unique. Even something as simple as the thickness of the lines give a look an entirely different feel. It also gives people more to look at, if you're going for something flashy.
Honestly I don't need a reason to like stripes I just like wearing it. I'm like Steve from Blues Clues or Waldo.
Call me a baby if you want but I love stuffed animals. I'm not sure what it is about them... I've had so many of them since I was a kid and I guess it just stuck with me. If you've seen my Beanie Babies collector shrine, you'll know I have hundreds of those alone. For other plushies, they basically cover every square inch of my bedroom. I can't ever imagine getting rid of them. They make me extremely happy. Every stuffed animal I own has a name and a story.
They're like little friends that you can cuddle with and they won't ever say anything bad about you. What's there not to love? Anyone who refuses to keep them past the age of 18 aren't living correctly!
|Cohesive List of Favorite Media (not in any particular order)
+ anime movies
Devilman Crybaby + the 80s OVAs
The Curse of Kazuo Umezu
Hadashi No Gen
|Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Kirby Mass Attack
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Mario & Luigi: Bowsers Inside Story
Silent Hill 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Sonic The Hedgehog 2
& music artists
| Emma Essex (Halley Labs/Lapfox)
System Of A Down
Mindless Self Indulgence
FUCKING WEREWOLF ASSO
Forever under construction as I think of new things to add