We took Let’s Play 20+ Years of Sailor Moon to a strange new level last week. Specifically, we visited Second Life’s Sailor Moon-inspired Cutie Moon Fair, where we had a lot of really awkward (but overall appreciative) chats about Second Life in general and also saw basically the cutest merchandise ever. The whole stream is divided into two parts, starting with the one embedded above. Enjoy. ☆
Our playthrough of Sailor Venus’ side of the visual novel Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon for PC Engine is now up in 5 parts, starting with the one embedded above. Part 5 miiiiiight be one of my favourite episodes in a while, purely because we have so little patience for Tuxedo Mask’s bullshit at this point.
Anyway, BSSM PCE continues to be adorable, and we’ll be wrapping up with Sailor Mars and Sailor Moon’s stories this month. :3
The very first thing that I will tell you about my time with The Elder Scrolls Onlineis how much I absolutely hated it during the beta. Playing it was like a chore — gaming housework I had to do — and I just wasn’t having fun, full stop. The second thing I will tell you is that at some point, that changed. Since Head-Start access opened last week, I’ve spent every day eagerly anticipating the moment when my work is done and I’m free to play more. It’s hard to pin down exactly why I’ve done a complete 180, but I think it has something to do with adjusting my expectations.
Please bear in mind that this is !not a full review! but rather first impressions/opinions meant to provide some perspective for those who haven’t had a chance to try ESO for themselves yet.
All four parts of the Let’s Play 20+ Years of Sailor Moon White Day Special are now up on Youtube. Starting with the episode embedded above we go on a series of very very awkward and entirely PG-rated dates with Hotaru, Minako, Rei, and a very very confused Usagi who is in a maid uniform for 20 days because dating games, I guess?
Well, Ami’s side of the story in Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon for the PC Engine revealed a lot more than Makoto’s did. Mostly because it didn’t break half way through. Turns out this is a very Shitennou heavy game, and if that is your jam you should absolutely check it out. Zoisite chases Ami around inside a computer. Like, on a motherboard? It’s ridiculous.
Anyway, all seven parts of Sailor Mercury’s story are now up on YouTube, starting with the episode embedded above, and including the computer chase scene which is in part four if you’re curious. As always you can find more in the Let’s Play 20+ Years of Sailor Moon Playlist. Almost 24 hours worth of “more”… D:
When Linden Lab discontinued its interactive fiction platforms dio and Versu not long after Ebbe Altberg took the reins as CEO, it seemed like most people understood why. For some, these two products were a bit too far removed from the Lab’s wheelhouse. Others were relieved, assuming that by trimming the fat LL would be refocussing some of its energy on Second Life. In Altberg’s own words, it was just “clean up”. “There’s some things that are not as aligned,” he told Hamlet during a recent interview.
However there’s a particularly sad tale tied up in Versu’s fate (literally) and it’s why you won’t find me applauding this clean up any time soon.
It’s hard enough to make a beautiful game, but making a beautiful game that looks more like a craft project than an assortment of pixels and polygons is a particularly special feat. Today I’m covering three games which have done just that, and created some truly soothing, moving, and awe-inspiring experiences in the process.
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon for PC Engine is SO GOOD that we’re going to be playing through each character path on Let’s Play 20+ Years of Sailor Moon. ADORABLE art, AMAZING original music, and the story is probably good too but we don’t speak Japanese so… Uh… Man that art and music, am I right?
The ill-fated Sailor Jupiter playthrough is up in its entirety starting with part one (embedded above) and the first two parts of the Sailor Mercury playthrough will be going up in the playlist starting today.
Don’t forget that we’ll be streaming fan-made Sailor Moon dating sims tomorrow for ~~White Day~~. You can join us live on Twitch (we usually start between 6 and 7 PM EST) or catch the archived episodes next week on YouTube.
Mar 5th Today I witnessed something amazing. Almost in stark contrast to yesterday, today I saw tangible impact of lady-representation in comics.
At the bookstore I work at, we have a dedicated Adventure Time section. This family came in and those kids were SO EXCITED to see their favourite characters in comics. I talked them through each OGN and series compilation, explaining what they all were and in what order they should be read, and this little girl’s entire life was changed. You could see it on her face.
The moment I mentioned Kate Leth (and that, yes, she is a girl.) this little girl’s face lit up like Christmas morning. I don’t know if it just never occurred to her that girls can work in comics but the excitement and wonder that left the store in her was a privilege to see. I ended up selling them the Fionna & Cake’s, all the OGN’s, and an AT doodle book. She left begging her dad to help her learn how to draw Marceline comics. (And he was happy to comply!)
Kate Leth has left an everlasting impression on this little girl just by existing and working in the industry. I honestly hope to someday be able to see such an impact on someone from my own work. Ladies in comics is important. The representation on the page, and behind them, is important. Having a reflection of yourself in the content you enjoy is important. I hope that little girl grows up to be a famous comic author someday.