Moving into a new home is one of the biggest headaches you’ll ever deal with in your adult life. Not only is everything in a disarray, but it’ll take you months to feel settled into your new place, especially if you’re purchasing a whole slew of new furniture. But one of the unexpected takeaways I’ve gotten from moving, and I’ve learned some lessons along the way, is the realization that you really don’t need another pair of shoes or that cute new dress you saw at that store. What you currently have is more than enough and it can even feel “new” again if you adjust your mindset.Continue reading “Turning What’s Old Into New Again: Why I’m No Longer Interested In Shopping For New Fashion Pieces”
Part of the allure of narrative, choice-based video games is the chance to steer the story towards a particular outcome. Whether it’s a good one or not depends on the big and small decisions a player makes. Developer Interior/Night’s newest game As Dusk Falls takes the best of the narrative choice-based genre to create a sophisticated and surprising storytelling experience.Continue reading “Video Game Review: As Dusk Falls”
At the beginning of each year I like to set some small goals with the leisure activities I enjoy taking part in. That mainly includes going back to my video game backlog and finishing up anything that still needs to be played, reading a certain amount of books before the end of the year, and trying to watch as many shows as I can with all the numerous streaming platforms now at our fingertips.
My recent move to a new apartment has thrown me off track with what I set out to do with my hobbies, but I’m taking it in stride and seeing what I can still accomplish before we say goodbye to the year 2022.Continue reading “Playing Catch Up: What I Have Been Focusing In On With Video Games, Books, And Television”
After a much longer than anticipated hiatus, the blog is back and plenty has been going on throughout the whole summer.Continue reading “The Return: Blog & Life Updates”
In previous posts I have alluded to a lot going on with me, albeit vaguely, that has made my free time doing the leisure hobbies I enjoy slow to a crawl. That big thing has finally caught up to me that I have decided to put the simpleek blog on hiatus for now.Continue reading “Put On Pause: Blog Hiatus”
Each console or handheld generation gets updated every few years. The tech is newer and shinier, and the capabilities are greater than what came before. For instance, the Nintendo Switch has become groundbreaking in what it means to game on the go or stationed on a dock to play at home. Whatever your needs are, the Switch has become the gaming device to adjust accordingly. As we move further and further away from what has become outdated and no longer “in”, sometimes, I do appreciate going back to what once was the darling of the gaming world.Continue reading “The Video Game Nostalgia Wave: The Comfort Of Returning To Older Gaming Devices”
There have been plenty of stuff going on behind the scenes last month that has made things particularly busy. I find it crazy that the month of April has flown by at lightning speed since the last time I did one of these updates. Despite my somewhat hectic schedule as of late, I have done a good job balancing my to-dos with a bit of fun. I mean, everyone should fit in some downtime doing something they enjoy, right?
Here’s an update on what I have been doing.Continue reading “May Update: What I Have Been Playing, Reading, And Watching”
Writing any story, especially a full-length novel, is no easy feat. You have to know how it starts and how it will end. A writer needs to figure out how to map out a character’s journey so that when the end finally appears on the horizon, their character arc is wrapped up in a way that feels satisfying.
After spending the past few years diligently working on my YA fantasy novel, I’m edging closer and closer to what instinctively feels like the end of the story.Continue reading “When You Know, You Know: The Ending Of A Novel”
This guest blog post has been written by Chidi Udeze, creator of the anime/manga recommendation engine called AniBrain. What is AniBrain? Read more to find out how this search engine can cater to your anime and manga needs!
Are you looking for something new to watch or read to keep yourself entertained? Have you just finished a fantastic anime or manga and are looking for something comparable to watch? We’ve all been there, trying to figure out what to do next. We no longer have to deal with that thanks to AniBrain.Continue reading “Guest Blogger Post: Stop Looking for Your Next Anime to Watch or Manga to Read. Instead, Make Use of This AI”
Getting a brand new video game feels a little like Christmas morning. You’re excited and can’t wait to get started. The very idea of it being new is enough to entice you to take a peek at the game, even if you’re already in the middle of playing something else.
I have been guilty in the past for starting games and getting pretty far with some of them, only to stop just as I’m so close to the end. Now, I’m trying to go back and finish some of the games that have been outstanding for a while.Continue reading “Tying Up Loose Ends: Wrapping Up Previously Started Video Games”