Dias de los Muertos: Lunes pt 1

Carter punched his younger brother in the side hard. The younger boy cried out in pain and squealed. “Hey grasshopper, we are here” Carter said while grinning like a loon. Ken, blinked the tears out of his eyes and looked around to see the fields of wine stalks that made up the vineyards surrounding his grandfather’s ranch. Ken and his elder brother Carter were going with their eldest sister Sayu to stay at their grandparent’s place for a month. Neither of the boys wanted to go, but it was important to their grandparents and so it was important to their … Continue reading Dias de los Muertos: Lunes pt 1

Miles Edgeworth: Character Analysis

Miles Edgeworth is the kind of character that I end up really liking because of the strength of his character arc. It is important to note, that personally, I probably wouldn’t get along with the prolific prosecutor. He is very cool, distant, and is not very emotional. These are all things that instantly put me on guard. I am more expressive, emotional, and passionate. I also do not have his deductive reasoning abilities. However, his character arc, is so good, and makes me really love the ability of this man, to reexamine his own belief systems and attitudes, and change … Continue reading Miles Edgeworth: Character Analysis

Ace Attorney: My favorite characters

The Ace Attorney series immediately won me over with its brilliant music and engrossing storyline. But without the crazy and memorable characters the series wouldn’t be nearly as enjoyable. Each character is incredibly odd and fleshed out and some even have their own theme music. Here are my top ten overall characters in the Ace Attorney series. I will be including every entry including the side series starring Miles Edgeworth. My only rules are: The character has to make an impact on me, as the player, and I must be able to at least explain briefly why Limit the number … Continue reading Ace Attorney: My favorite characters

Dias de los Muertos: Domingo part 2

Author’s Note If you are enjoying this mini series so far, please leave a review and any sort of criticism you feel my stories deserve. Currently one of my stories has a rough draft out on my blog. Sabado is out but will be edited and modified and if you want to help me make the story better please leave comments and let me know what you feel the strengths and weaknesses of the story are. I am very open to any and all criticism. I have my own vision for where I want to go with these stories but … Continue reading Dias de los Muertos: Domingo part 2

Phoenix Wright: Justice for All Review

Before I continue I would like to issue some corrections to my original timeline of dates for the Ace Attorney series. The Game Boy advance titles came out in the early 2000s and the DS remakes came out in the mid to late 2000s. The visual novel games were also released on multiple platforms including, iOS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, and in the future the Nintendo Switch. The second entry in the Ace Attorney series was released in 2007 for the Nintendo DS and this is the version I played. The series is once again a port of the Game … Continue reading Phoenix Wright: Justice for All Review

Dias De Los Muertos: Domingo part 1

  June 21, 2054 My Darling, Every day that I remain away from you is a horror beyond anything that I could possibly have predicted. I said I was willing to go to any lengths to procure the cure for you and I meant it, but the strain of being away from you and the children is already starting to get to me. The hot zone is nearly impossible to be in for any length of time but my CO seems to think that the terrorist cells are hiding there. It makes no sense. This area has been uninhabitable since … Continue reading Dias De Los Muertos: Domingo part 1

Confrontation and Division in politics

Often there are two conflicting instincts we see portrayed by the media and the monied interests who stand in the way of good policy. One is the sacrosanct belief in open debate and being cordial when discussing important ideas. The other is the very real need for actual conflict and confrontation to actually move policy forward. The myth of full unity in a country is, very seductive but it is still a myth. The idea that everyone in a country can believe the same things are be united under a culture, religious, educational, and moral background is very silly. This … Continue reading Confrontation and Division in politics

Review: Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney

Gyakuten Saiban, or Turnabout Lawyer, was first released in 2001 for the Nintendo DS handheld system in North America as Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. The game was a port of an earlier, Japan only series of light novel games in which you played a rookie defense attorney through various cases. This series has rapidly become one of my favorites of all time. The quirky characters and great music sell it for me. But primarily, the series plays like an interactive novel, and because of this concentrates more highly on the story than the gameplay. This isn’t a recipe that works … Continue reading Review: Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney

Movie Review: Spring (2014)

  Spring Spring is a 2014 horror/ romance movie about a young man who takes a brief sojourn to Italy after the death of his mother and the collapse of his life. During the trip he meets an enchanting young woman and starts a whirlwind romance, but she is more than meets the eye. This movie really stuck with me and I am still smiling when I think about it. The main characters Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci) and Louise(Nadia Hilker) are both likable at some level and their dialogue is quirky and endearing. The movie has many parallels with other … Continue reading Movie Review: Spring (2014)

Culture Wars???

Before I begin I would like to give a shout out to Benjamin Dixon and Anoa Changa who are both excellent voices in these tumultuous times. Both have inspired me and you should totally subscribe to their Youtube channels and podcasts.  Culture wars will have a different impact on you depending on your ideology. If you are right leaning it is a desperate fight to bring back American culture and religious life to what you imagine the 1950’s were like. For those who are more left it is a defense for all the hard fought civil rights earned for marginilized … Continue reading Culture Wars???

Extinction and other hyperbolic things

So there is a very real threat of human extinction in the next 100 years. It might even happen faster and nobody seems able to do anything about it. The governments of the world are too concerned with their own lives and power to give a shit about the future. The more I see how dysfunctional the powerful are, the more I value the bluntness and curiosity of children. I know it seems like a non-sequitur but stay with me on this. Have you ever had a child ask you a bunch of questions and then ask why at the … Continue reading Extinction and other hyperbolic things