Today has been the most low-key day of my Florida vacation yet. So far I've been relatively lucky in the weather department (humidity not included), but I was inevitably going to run into a bit of... Torrential rainfall. Someone really let Kyogre out of its ball this afternoon. Now to be fair, the rain did … Continue reading Rain, rain, go away
The… Anti-Summer 2018 Initiative?
Greetings and salutations. As you may have noticed, things have been a little different around here recently. A little more barren. Don't worry, it's not a symptom of finally running out of ideas. I did that about a year ago and wrote about my pencil set. Nor is it some delusion that my Naruto-Arena post … Continue reading The… Anti-Summer 2018 Initiative?
Late to the memorial
Naruto was probably my favorite anime growing up. I first watched 1986's Dragon Ball, and I distinctly remember doing silly things like watching an episode at my neighbor's house when Mom wouldn't let me at home. Shout out to Norm and Sue, wherever they are now. However, that show never stuck with me like Naruto. I had … Continue reading Late to the memorial
Art vs. The Artist
A few weeks ago, I quoted the YouTuber ProJared in my Gaming in American Culture essay. The crux of my research has been the effects of Japanese Role-Playing Games on the West. In his Final Fantasy Mystic Quest video, ProJared argues that Japanese developers questioned the competence of the outside world, which led to fewer localizations. It was … Continue reading Art vs. The Artist
If my life were a series of Sesame Street episodes, the word of the day would be: Meetings. Pretty much as soon as I woke up, I joined Mom at a local Starbucks to have breakfast with Tatjana — the wife of Magic Moreno, who I spoke to for Gladeo not long ago. Worth reading if … Continue reading Meeting expectations
The Super Smash Bros. Cinematic Universe
As many of you have seen, a trailer for Paramount's upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie dropped today. It's terrifying. But more than it is terrifying, the trailer feels frustrating. There's a whole lot of missed potential from what I can see as a casual fan of the series, and I spent a fair amount of time … Continue reading The Super Smash Bros. Cinematic Universe
To the bone
After commitments kept me busy Friday and Saturday, today became my dedicated homework repository. I mostly just kept on my Internship hours hunt. Locking myself away in the house wound up being a really positive thing—as it usually is, in my experience. I got the opportunity to chip away at a lot of my work, … Continue reading To the bone
Catching something completely out of context in public. It's the trope that has spawned a thousand episodes of a thousand sitcoms. The Live-Action T.V. section of this fan-driven tropes wiki for out-of-context eavesdropping even suggests that the narrative device "was the plot of roughly 2/3s of the episodes of Three's Company." But much like any … Continue reading Out-of-context eavesdropping
I was planning on taking today to write about a new YouTube series I've come to love. However, that's on the back-burner after I discovered something more wacky to discuss from a more traditional visual medium. I'm not blind to the fact that the 2010's media landscape is a minefield of reboots, remakes and sequels. … Continue reading Truly wacky
Live from Studio City
In case some of you weren't around this morning to see what I've been up to today, here's the real brief teaser I put out on social media: https://twitter.com/jdrochlin/status/1106623867185856512 However, assuming you might be reading this in some far-flung future date where Twitter is dead in the aftermath of terrible social media toxicity, I'll lay … Continue reading Live from Studio City