Hey team,

Figured it was about time to work on my own site for a change.  My day job (and some nights) consist of working on other people’s sites and tech so my own has gone neglected for a while.  I’ve kept myself plenty busy on projects large and small and I hope to start sharing them more frequently here.

-Arcemise

I was in the process of switching servers when my old provider decided to drop my site like a week before it was supposed to go offline (lame).  So rather than cloning the updated site I’ve been working on there, I’ve had to start from scratch.  Thankfully, I backed up most of the content before hand but it’s still taking a while to actually get everything up and running.  Stay tuned for more updates!

-Arcemise

loadgame_aclosedworldHave you ever been so frustrated, so fed up with where you are, that you just want to throw it all away and run off to somewhere new? In A Closed World you play as a young person who has decided to do exactly that. This console RPG-like game puts you in the shoes of a young resident of a village just outside a forest that everyone says is a place of no return. Supposedly home to hungering demons and a beast that would destroy the village, the forest is forbidden and nobody knows what’s on the other side. However, our hero’s beloved — tired of the oppressive attitude of the villagers — decided to go there, as anywhere would be better than home. Now it’s your turn to follow after. Are you willing to risk everything to find out what’s on the other side?

– Gambit Lab

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I should start by saying I’m a pretty big Typemoon fan. I really enjoy the artwork, the characters, and the connected universes (Carnival Phantasm always cheers me up). So when I heard they were making a movie about the second story path in Fate/Stay Night, I was immediately hooked. Combined with the fact that it then got licensed and dubbed in English made me a very happy camper. So, does my fan-boyish bias affect how good the movie actually is? Read on to find out.

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A Successful Tragedy

While critics and fans of the original Dragon Age: Origins voiced many negative feelings about the sequel, I feel that the some of it is unjustified (some are still pretty legit though). I’ll point out some of the overall themes, but for the most part this will be a spoiler free review.

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For those that might not know, Blood C is the latest installment to the vampire series Blood. Previous versions included the original movie, Blood: The Last Vampire, a spinoff series (and one of my personal favorites), Blood+ and a live action version of the original movie (there are plenty of manga and novel spinoffs as well). It has been one of the better vampire themed series that I’ve found and has always had great characters and emotional intensity. The newest one comes to us from Clamp (Tsubasa Chronicles, Chobits) and just recently aired episode 5.

Should Blood fans check it out? Here are my thoughts on the series as it stands so far.

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When Eureka 7: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers came out in select theaters, I went on a roadtrip with my brother and my friend NickIzumi to go see it.  Needless to say, the theater was packed… with 3 other people, but it was a fun time and a fun movie.  Afterwards, Nick and I decided to do a review on the movie.

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