New season, new layout. Like I said on the top page, I wanted the new layout to be simple, have appealing colors, and be a little more adaptable (really, "better for reading long pieces of text") than the previous one. I did love the moon motel layout though, so I have it saved in a folder. Maybe I'll bring it back one day.
What am I working on lately, anyway? Let me think...
Good times, huh? I've been a bit introspective lately regarding certain ways of stress reduction and relaxation I've started doing...I think it might be time for another Therapy Bundle visual novel, with the skeleton.
Also, I've taken a lot of my personal info off this site, since I can never decide exactly how personal I want it to be...I would really like it if I could find a place in this online world where I could be as anonymous as possible.
I thought to myself, "I really want to use this blog more often, but I keep getting held back by how much of a pain it is to update. Especially with the archival stuff." So I decided to do away with the month-by-month archiving, since I don't update often enough to merit it.
Also, I want to use this as a place to vent about stuff when I just feel like being catty and stuff like that. I even said "stuff" twice in that sentence! Look! The freedom has rendered me a simpleton!
I was thinking...I'm really glad NieR: Automata has been successful, but it's really weird seeing people fawn over 2B's ass. It's a nice butt, don't get me wrong, but I saw one of my friends be like "we need more of this in games!" even though there are plenty of games where anime girls walk around with their butts out? I dunno. Still, it's a pretty harmless sentiment...I guess her butt is more realistic than most other anime girlbutts.
I feel silly blogging about this, but I guess this is what it's for!
I've also been playing DARKEST DUNGEON lately, which is super super good. I might make some posts about that too, or something...hmm...
Maybe I should just turn this site into a blog/fandom space? Any attempt to put semi-professional "finished work" here feels odd...
🎥 KRAMPUS (2015) ★★★★☆
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this! I've wanted to watch it for a while, but I thought it'd be pretty hokey. And it was, but it also had some extremely cool practical effects that reminded me a lot of Jim Henson's Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal. The story was just OK, but I think it was definitely worth watching for at least the mini-animated-short in the middle and for the designs fo the Krampus and his pals.
Sorry for the radio silence--things have been pretty wild lately, and I started to use other social media again for a while. But now my anxiety is starting to ramp up some more, so I'm retreating into a comfortable small world of my own making.
I want to try linking a song today--I've been listening to a lot of Japanese city pop, which is a kind of urbane '80s-90s jazz pop that sounds like the image song of every anime feature made in that time period. My favorite right now is "Dress Down" by Kaoru Akimoto: