Muscovy: East to the Sea (Part 2)

Muscovy: East to the Sea is a new Let’s Play series that will follow my progress as I play a Europa Universalis IV campaign as Muscovy, starting in the year 1444. Goals for this series include: forming Russia as soon as possible, securing my western borders, and then ignoring Europe and expanding east into Southeast [...]

Muscovy: East to the Sea (Part 1)

Muscovy: East to the Sea is a new Let’s Play series that will follow my progress as I play a Europa Universalis IV campaign as Muscovy, starting in the year 1444. Goals for this series include: forming Russia as soon as possible, securing my western borders, and then ignoring Europe and expanding east into Southeast [...]

Brandenburg 1444 to 1821: My First Complete Game of EUIV

This morning the date rolled over to January 1st. Well technically today is March 11th. Oh yeah. It’s also not 1821. But in my current game of Europa Universalis IV (referred to as EUIV and previously written about here), it’s the start of a brand-new day in a still-brand-new century, but it’s also the end of the game. The [...]

Quick Impressions: A Trio of New Games

I bought three new games in February/early March. Well new in the sense that they were new to me. I haven’t put in a lot of time with them yet (damn you, Europa Universalis IV!), but I wanna share a few quick impressions for each. Were they worth my time and money? Let’s find out! [...]

A Love Letter to the Battle of Endor

As I saw this Star Wars tattoo yesterday it made me think: if I was to get a Star Wars tattoo what would I want? (OT only of course) Obviously, since this is hypothetical–let’s go big, insanely big–I’d get a full sleeve of my favorite part of the entire original trilogy: the Motherfuckin’ Battle of Endor. (That’s [...]

Let’s Talk About: Moffat’s Doctor Who

This’ll be a quick post with not a lot of structure. I’m trying to turn these “Let’s Talk About” pieces into looser articles where I don’t have to have a central point or something. Anyway this morning it hit me that my experience watching Steven Moffat’s three seasons of Doctor Who has been largely defined [...]

My Favorite Games of 2013

Even though I’m not part of the video game press/reviewing scene in an official capacity anymore, I thought it’d be fun to write a little post about some of my favorite video games from 2013. (Yes, I know 2013 isn’t over for 12 more days, but I’ll update this post if anything changes). And because [...]

Is It Me or Is It You, Pokémon?

I’ve been playing Pokémon X for the past few weeks–my first one since Diamond six years ago–and I still can’t tell if my lack of progress into the game is my fault or the game’s. I’m leaning toward foisting the blame onto the shoulders of all 718 Pokémon. My major gripes with the Pokémon series have only gotten worse as [...]

Let’s Talk About: Elementary & Miss Hudson

Let’s talk about Elementary. My same caveats about my own background and privileges I spelled out in my Let’s Talk About of Teen Wolf still apply. That said, the show’s brilliant. There’s a dozen of things I could talk about why I like this show, but the biggest one I want to focus on is diversity and [...]

Challenge Accepted!

I followed the Twitter conversations about The 52 Review’s “Best Of” post (I think this was last month or the month before). That’s when I first saw the challenge: only read genre fiction books written by women in 2014. Since then I’ve been caught in a morass of indecision. I want to do it. I am going [...]