I'm not well-read in the romance genre, so I wouldn't say that I am familiar with romance tropes and common themes. However, I've been devouring fantastical fiction like it's my job (btw, I would be happy to make this my job! Hire me to write book reviews!) and I keep bumping into this one character… Continue reading Meet your new centuries-old boyfriend
Reader, I don't know how to tell you this, so I'll just say it: until last weekend, I had never played any of the games in Nintendo's best-selling, wildly popular, familiar-even-to-laypersons series Mario Kart. I just didn't know what I was missing until I went to visit some friends who live in the suburbs with their… Continue reading Your Horoscope in the Marioverse
Last summer, I committed to playing--and completing, if possible--as many last-generation console games as I could. I'm slow to adopt new tech, so even though the new console had already been available for three years, I made my usual excuses: my old one still works, there were still so many games I'd never played on… Continue reading Gaming Roundup: The New Summer of Gaming
Yes, I am very late to have a Hot Take on this game. I actually bought the Deluxe Edition for a meager $16 when I finally indulged in my long-awaited next-gen this spring, but was in no hurry to see why so many people had told me that ME:A would make me fall out of… Continue reading I don’t hate Mass Effect: Andromeda
Winter is hard. That's my explanation for my recent obsession with mobile games. Usually, mobile games are out of the question for me--my smartphone, now almost two years old, was a freebie and barely has enough memory for the apps I use for my job. Nonetheless, for about six months I squeezed in Heroes of Dragon Age,… Continue reading Gaming roundup: Is it spring or what?
For anyone who has been following the progress of Purple DadShep--my final playthrough of the entire Mass Effect trilogy accompanied by my friend and neighbor--we have responded to the events of Tuchanka and the Citadel by becoming staunchly Paragon (unless mercs and jerks are really getting on our nerves); those are two quests that really… Continue reading Year of Gaming, winter report