Archive for January, 2012

A vintage gaming reminiscence

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

I wanted to make this post to simply reiterate my thanks for the kindness of both Angelus and Crusader who have financially supported me in my bid for what was my holy grail of vintage video games. Obtaining the Palmtex Super Micro would have been impossible without their help. One of the recent listings on eBay for the Super Micro was sold at more than twice the price I bought it, after all:

Granted, this was with all three games, but still ... the price is no joke.

Thanks a lot for both the trust and the financial assistance. 🙂

(By the way, I watched the first episode of Madoka. I’ll finish it in two weeks’ time, probably. :P)

Two sides of a different coin: the Spectra of writing

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

This write-up is not remotely related to anime. But then, as I’ve already paid for my hosting dues, I think I should be given a bit more free rein in the topics I’d like to broach. Although I will never say that I lost my love for anime, I have to admit that my mind has been weighed upon by things rather removed from anime. These two write-ups are relatively polished drafts of mine that address certain thoughts that have pressed upon me over the course of the past month. I’ve had a lot more drafts, but these two seem to be the better ones.

I wrote the two articles on the same topic but tried to be light-hearted in one, and grave in the other. I’m not sure whether this made the intended effect, but publishing it somewhere (anywhere!) would at least give me some closure regarding it. I’m sometimes consumed in the things I’ve overly passionate about, and if I didn’t put an end on it I would probably give ten more renditions on the same topic (not that I haven’t already written ten different renditions).

I hope you guys enjoy this artistic experiment. If not, then forgive me. I do know I’m repeating myself. 😛 (more…)