Did you already snap up your copy of New Pokémon Snap?? 🥁 I’m excited to play this, and it may actually be the next thing I play, as a palate cleanser between more, ah, intense games *coughPiofiorecough*
I gotta say… I’ve come to really love the Nintendo Switch. I didn’t like it at all, at first. I also feared I would tire of my Let’s Go Eevee/Pikachu limited edition look, but I’ve drawn my fursona with it so many times, that I’ve become very fond of it.
What a year for video games, considering everything I have preordered too. I’m having so much fun! 😊
WARNING: I’m sharing some items in this post that feature Piofiore -Episodio 1926- event CGs. If you want to avoid those no matter what, PLEASE skip this post!
I promised a post with all of my recent otome swag! Well, really, it’s all Piofiore. 😅 I’ve started to collect otome stuff a little more in earnest, and my first big purchase was the Piofiore no Banshou -ricordo- Official Art Book! So… that GIF above was basically my face when I opened this the package containing this incredible book:
It arrived last week. I’d been waffling on getting this, begging Christopher for it, not sure if I should go for it… it was costly for something that I know would ultimately go on a shelf. But oh, my god. It’s such an utter gem. For starters, it is quite big, and the quality of the artwork is simply stunning. It contained literally every single graphic from the game, down to menu/interface elements, as well as some additional/promotional ones. Here’s just a small sample:
The one of Dante with a Nintendo Switch was one of my favorites, but this one of Yang with the twins absolutely took the cake, he looks so pissed, I love it:
I became deeply fond of the twins during my playthroughs, particularly of Lan. Despite basically taking the “annoying little sidekicks” role, they are both intelligent and good hearted in spite of the ruthlessness that they have taken upon as their way of being to survive in the mafia world that they joined as children. Both really do care deeply about Yang, clearly more than he cares for them, in particular Lan. I don’t know, they are just so wholesome in their own messed-up way, and such a great contrast to Yang.
In regards to that particular image, I find it a great example of how, far more than with any other LI, Yang’s facial expressions are subtle, but intense. I can’t get enough of looking at art featuring him. I really love him as a character in every possible way.
Speaking of Yang…
I’m posting my playthroughs in order so it will take a while until I get to my playthrough of his route, but for the first time in fifteen years, Sesshoumaru has a very serious rival for my “top husbando” spot, and I really didn’t think it was possible. Which, if you know Yang, is really really wrong. (Lol) Yang makes even early-chapters Sesshoumaru look kinda, well, soft.
For all his faults, Sesshoumaru isn’t an outright psychopath. Yang is. In fact, as a character, Yang is the perfect example of a psychopath, and I would be surprised if the writer/s of Piofiore didn’t carefully study psychopathic profiles when creating him.
So yeah, when I’m losing my crap at his trigger-fest of a route, I feel a little dirty. But let me have my guilty pleasures, dammit. 🤤
To get back on track with this post, I’ve been buying Yang swag. First though, I would like to share this 2021 Piofiore calendar I got off Amazon:
I hadn’t bought any sort of calendar in a long time. But, I’m looking forward to looking at the boys throughout the year. Kotoko broke my lava lamp the other day, so I guess this will become its replacement.
I hadn’t seen the inside of this wonderful calendar anywhere! Also, it’s Episodio 1926 themed, so I got some CGs spoiled… ah well. Allow me to share some of the inside:
When it comes to just Yang things, first we have this little acrylic standee!
I stuck him to the top of my monitor:
And one more acrylic keychain:
Sadly, none of the acrylic items are legit… they were just stuff I found on Aliexpress. (◡﹏◡✿) But I’m lucky to at least have these, and I did get one awesome legit item, which just thinking about the cost of it makes me queasy, so it’s probably the only legit Yang item I’ll be able to buy. A pouch!
My everyday bag has a Code: Realize ~Future Blessings~ all-over print, but my little pouch for my daily necessities doesn’t match that theme. So when I’m using this bag, I expect that I will use this pouch with it. True, I am tempted to just carefully display it, but especially given the cost I’d rather enjoy it to the fullest for years.
And now for the final thing! I used an Episodio 1926 CG to make it, which I ran into quite accidentally while looking for images of Yang. I had two CGs spoiled for me in this way (sigh). Anyway it’s a lovely CG so I made it my iPad Pro skin and wallpaper.
Anyway… yeah… pretty Yang is pretty… wasn’t braiding his hair every morning Lili’s job though? It seems she’s already slacking on that. Lol.
That’s all I have to share, and I suppose I will calm down for a while now. I can’t wait for Episodio 1926 to get localized!! 😫 PLEASE Aksys please…
It’s here! I can’t freaking wait to play this game. Christopher bought it for me as a reward for passing my citizenship interview and civics test (and after a lot of whining 😁) I’m so excited to play it. This is the limited edition which comes with a beautiful Mylne figure. Here is the box before opening:
Before I show the figure I want to share a couple of trailers I found on YouTube:
And here she is! A gorgeous little thing.
I had some trouble getting her on the stand, but once I was done, it’s pretty solid:
I’m playing my games in order, it’ll be a while until I get to this one. But I imagine it’s one of those I’ll end up streaming!
I’ve had this post in my drafts for over a month. Oops! Anyway. These are my thoughts on Future Blessings as a whole. Like all of my video game posts, it’s not a review, just a record of some of my reactions. 😁
I’ve included all of the White Rose After Story thoughts I have in this post, as well as those on Finis’ extra story. I’ll share thoughts about other aspects of the game in a different post.
This post contains spoilers for Code: Realize ~Future Blessings~ so… don’t read it if you plan to play it!!
I’m really excited to play my first Atelier game! I have Rorona, but not for Switch, so I never got around to playing it. Based on these officially released screenshots from a couple years back, the characters have a bit of a dead-eye look, but also look very pretty:
When I get around to it, I’ll be sure to blog my playthrough. Right now I’m still getting through Café Enchanté.
It’s so cool! It’s made of metal! I put it on in place of the W for Warcraft and CTRL + ALT + W launches WoW on my PC but maybe I’ll move it to a key that I don’t use so much. I’d hate to wear off the paint… 🤔
Most of the extra scenarios are fan service, so, for me, they’re super embarrassing to play. Lol. I mean, I already feel self-conscious about playing this sort of game. Playing little scenarios with no choices that are made exclusively to fan service the player feels way too… what’s the word… too much fun? Haha. I don’t know, I feel guilty and embarrassed by most of them. I like them too much.
This post contains spoilers for Code: Realize ~Guardian Of Rebirth~ so… don’t read it if you plan to play it!!