Author Archives: Alasdair

I Should Have Saved That Pun For This: The Saga of Tanya the Evil, Book One: Deus lo Vult

When I said I wanted to start reading alternate history stories again back in January, this wasn’t quite what I had in mind. About a month ago, I was browsing a small hole-in-the-wall forum and was intrigued by a few … Continue reading

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All Kawaii on the Western Front: Valkyria Chronicles Remastered

(As a prelude, I would like to sincerely apologize for that pun. It’s dreadful, even by my low standards.) Valkyria Chronicles, Sega’s critically acclaimed 2008 release, was a departure from my usual gaming habits. While I’ve played my fair share … Continue reading

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A Very Brief Note on 2017 and the Road Ahead

2017 was a very bad year for me. While my new drug regimen did improve my overall well-being, they also left me with sleep and anxiety issues that I have yet to fully overcome. I was also met with a … Continue reading

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The Girl In The Iceberg: Anna Kavan’s Ice

While the concept was based on dodgy science from the 1960s that was later disproven, I have a special place in my heart for stories about apocalyptic ice ages. A large part of it is simply due to my own … Continue reading

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Some Displeased Rambling on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

I have a very bad habit of impulsively buying things. It’s something I’m not very proud of doing, but it’s an irrational impulse that I’ve never been able to master. If I had to guess, I would say it is … Continue reading

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Losing the Thread: Death of the Outsider and the future of Dishonored

To fall out of love. It is an tragedy of life that we all have to experience. Because the universe is not a static system where all is beautiful and good forever, every one of us will have to grapple … Continue reading

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Spooktober Special: You Are Empty

I’ve been going back and forth about discussing this game for a long while now. Part of the reason for this is the fact that I’ve drifted away playing and discussing flawed games that have hidden merits; access to Steam … Continue reading

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