Your Room Is A Reflection Of You: Adding A Bit Of Geeky Flair To My Bedroom

The last few months have been a non-stop project of settling in and furnishing the new apartment I moved into. Every furniture and their placement has been carefully considered to put together a room the way I want it. Until now I’m nowhere near done with getting every room setup. There’s still plenty more furniture to buy and small accents to tie everything together. But one room I’m almost finished with is my bedroom, and it reflects everything I have loved since I was a kid.

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End Of An Era: Slowly Parting Ways With New York City Comic Con

When we think of fall what immediately comes to mind are pumpkin spice lattes, cooler temperatures, and the turning of the leaves in an array of gorgeous colors. At least if you live in my neck of the woods. October in New York City also means it’s Comic Con season, and yet this is the year I decided to skip it entirely.

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Turning What’s Old Into New Again: Why I’m No Longer Interested In Shopping For New Fashion Pieces

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.

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Video Game Review: As Dusk Falls

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.

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Playing Catch Up: What I Have Been Focusing In On With Video Games, Books, And Television

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.

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The Video Game Nostalgia Wave: The Comfort Of Returning To Older Gaming Devices

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.

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May Update: What I Have Been Playing, Reading, And Watching

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.

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When You Know, You Know: The Ending Of A Novel

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.

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