Bookmarks vol. 05

09.13 Nintendo Direct

Alright, let's get into it! The 3DS section of the presentation proves that Nintendo isn't killing the system off any time soon. "The Alliance Alive" & "Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology " are games that I would be all over normally, I'll likely pass on them for now. There's a couple games on my wish list for 3DS that I'm passing on at the moment too. I really want to focus on the Switch. And, speaking of Switch -- "Project Octopath Traveller", "ARMS (update 3.0)", "Snipperclips Plus", & of course "Super Mario Odyssey" were the takeaways from the presentation for me. 

Downsizing

I think I wanna see this.

The Shape of Water's Redband Trailer Promises a Dark and Thrilling Fairy Tale for Adults

I definitely want to see this. 

PAN-PAN - LATEST TRAILER

This came out of nowhere. I like the looks of it. 

This Crazy Concept Art Is for a Fantasy Samurai Movie Made With Puppets

Kubo was great. Is there room in my life for two samurai puppet shows? 

Artist of the Day: Phylicia Fuentes

I dig her style. 

Horror Short Slash in the Box Offers a Reminder to Fear All Scary Toys

More spooky clown themed stuff for the season. 

Tessa Thompson Is a Beautiful Perfect Nerd Who Keeps Losing Her Sword and Talking About Shakespearean Family Drama

Nerds of color, rise up! 

How Insecure Properly Lights Black Actors

Good read.  There was a video essay on film that tackled a similar subject that was well worth watching.

ISE SHIMA MYSTERY ANNAI: ITSUWARI NO KURO SHINJU REVEALED FOR 3DS

3DS, why do you make it so hard to quit you? 

Takashi Miike's New Movie About an Immortal Samurai Looks Bananas

Meant to post this before, but even late - this looks pretty cool. 

 

Weekend Wrap-Up vol. 04

Been Busy. 

I've been hard at work on storyboards for the short I'm working on. Lots of fun, lots of work. Recorded opening and closing themes; The opening is a tune I wrote and asked Yuki to join me to make it a Caramel Ship track and the ending was done with my friend Adam. For the sake of the collaboration, I made up the name Sitcom Dad. They were both fun to work on. Other than drawing a bunch and making short-related music, I contributed to a cover that some other friends are working on. Not sure if I can spill the beans on that so I'll keep it under wraps for now. 

Movie Night+Day. 

Melissa & I went to see the 2017 version of "It" last night. It wasn't perfect, but it was a good flick to kick off the Halloween season. Planning to get around to seeing "Annabell: Creation" sooner or later too. In the meantime I've got plenty of b-movies to catch so, I took in "Bubba The Redneck Werewolf" and "Cottage Country". Good schlock for a lazy afternoon.

Fall Clothes.

With the weather getting cooler, it's time to change up the wardrobe. I got a lot of my usual stuff, but I grabbed a few sweatshirts from Omocat too. Wonder if Omori is ever going to be released? Anyway, I like buying clothes with designs from artist I like. I've had my eye on a few things from Punimelt & Natali Koromoto too.

Pick Ups. 

I've been on a NeoGeo kick and got most of the shmups available on Switch. "Blue's Journey" was released while I had some time off and played through the whole thing in one sitting. That's something I love about old games. You can play through them easily (after pumping them full of credits) and finish them in an hour or less. I need that in these days of epic, work week+overtime length adventures. Non-digital/clothing related: I bought camping gear for a wedding/camping trip that's happening next month. Also, the battery in my laptop's stylus died out on me. Kinda put me a few days behind on my self imposed schedule. I ordered the weird AAAA batteries that I needed & got myself something fun too-- "TMNT Ultimate Visual History"

Fun with Switch. 

As you can tell from the NeoGeo pick ups, I've been playing a bunch of games on Switch. Yes, I've been playing Sonic Mania. I was drawn into the hype & nostalgia. I played bits of the Genesis/Mega Drive games when I was a kid at friend's houses, but only dabbled with a few levels & liked messing with the debug mode. The only Sonic games that I've finished were Sonic Adventure 1 & 2 back on the Dreamcast. Have I told this story before? At any rate- I'm enjoying it, but I doubt I'll finish it any time soon. What I have been back into is ARMS. I spent a good chunk of the afternoon playing matches online. I'm ready for the update with Lola Pop and to spend more time with the game. I don't know exactly what made me go back, but I'm glad that I did because I'm having fun!

Nindies Summer 2017

Definitely Getting. 

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes

Kentucky Route Zero TV Edition

Oxenfree

InnerSpace

Considering. 

Dimension Drive

Yono & The Celestial Elephants

Mulaka

Dandara

Away: Journey To The Unexpected 

Misc. 

Blew the dust off of my PS4 to try out the Ys VIII demo. While fun, I doubt I pick up the game. I never finished Ys VII or Memories of Celceta. I had fun, but then got tired of them & wasn't invested enough in either to push pass certain points that might've been tough or boring to me. 

Similar story for the Monster Hunter Stories demo. Not in the mood for it and after playing a bit of the demo, I feel like I got my fill. There's still plenty more demo to play through before I actually complete it so, yeah - seems like a decent enough game, but not in the mood for it. PS: Never finished the Pokémon Sun & Moon demo either. 

Organized my gaming wish list and the list has gotten a lot smaller for my other consoles. The Switch list is obviously growing. I guess I'm prioritizing what I'll actually play vs what I was hyped on because of trailers, visuals, and other junk.