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The Catch-22 of Blogging

Posted November 15th, 2011 at 6:34 PM by Shanghai Alice (Unlicensed Stupidity)

See that title? Unlicensed Stupidity?

I meant it. Basically, I freely admit that anything and everything I say is written off-the-cuff, so I have about zero points of data to back anything up.

That should, more or less, tell the world how seriously I take this blog.

But that doesn't translate well into text. At all.

Basically, I read back and I sound like the average whiny guy with a blog.

The last few sentences, and this...
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Chantelise - First Impression

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 5:57 PM by Shanghai Alice (Unlicensed Stupidity)

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First impression:

This game is hard.
I die. A lot. Argh.
That pretty much sums it up.

Okay, so I downloaded Chantelise today, thinking "Well, I didn't really plan to, but it's only $8, so why not?"

...

...

. . .

Yeah.

This game is painful.

See, I've already played Recettear. I loved Recettear. It was an awesome game, and I'm pretty sure it was more-or-less directly...
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Used Games, GameStop, FFIX, and a Burning Passion

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 8:59 PM by Shanghai Alice (Unlicensed Stupidity)

Okay, so, today, I'm going to write about used game stores, why they're super-important, and why GameStop is bad for the used game market.


Now, first, let me start off by saying that, though there is debate over whether or not the secondhand game industry is beneficial or detrimental to video games in general (And, if game companies are to be believed, it's almost as bad as piracy), this isn't the point of this article. As a consumer, I fully support the industry, out of purely...
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Imperfect Metamorphosis

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 9:27 PM by Shanghai Alice (Unlicensed Stupidity)

Or, as I call it, one of the best fanfics ever written.

Of course, Your Mileage May Vary, but... Well, let me just launch into a loving tirade.

See, a few months ago, I was bored. As always, I used TVTropesp (WARNING: TVTropes Will Ruin Your Life!) to find some good fanfiction to kill time.

I didn't find good fanfiction, though.

I found Imperfect Metamorphosis, the best fanfiction I've ever read. At 30 chapters, and still going, it is full...
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