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The most stressful month of the year at times, September! A month of a LOT of new starts, but we will get to it.
Writing this month
I sadly only wrote one thing this month, but I'm fine with that because I'm getting used to Uni life, and a lot of other things happened. I also wrote a few things for Game Savvy this month.
Website posts I wrote this month
Top 5 Characters I want for Smash Bros. Ultimate
Game Savvy Posts this month
Indivisable Demo Review
Favourite Art posts this month
Awesome things I saw/read/did
-MoeGamer wrote a great article about differing tastes! He's also currently featuring Senran Kagura, so go check it out.
-Kenshi Yonezu put out an AMAZING video for his new Song, Uma to Shika. I urge to please check it out if you can.
-Harmonia has been working on her own Kingdom Hearts based Project! Go check it out, I can't wait to see it.
-Tokyo Game Show brought us Trailers for both Kingdom Hearts 3 Re:Mind and Final Fantasy VII Remake!
-We also got a lot of info about The Last of Us Part 2, which I'm going to use an excuse to shout out my friend,SydneySushiChef!
-Nintendo also announced that Terry Bogard is coming to Smash!
-We also FINALLY got the announcement of Tokyo Mirage Sessions coming to Switch!
-Some gameplay of May from Guilty Gear 2020 also caught my eye, and we also got all of the characters announced in BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle 2.0!
The first Reiwa Kamen Rider, Zero-One, began airing this month and it's pretty good so far!
Games Played this month
So my controller broke at the end of this month, which put a damper on my progress with Hyperdimention Neptunia. I am loving this game so much!
I also ended up playing a lot of Maplestory 2! The game is really fun to play, I'll probably play it more with my friendPrincessUsagi! Also congrats on your TwitchCon Trip Cece, I can tell you enjoyed it, and you deserved it!
Merch bought this month
WHERE IS THE FAIRY GOING?? I bought a Fairy Tail wallscroll! My first wallscroll as well, which is awesome!
September was a stressful month, as my course had to be changed at the last minunit, so I'm now doing Animation. My parents pushed against it, but I managed to get what I wanted. However, uni has been pretty awesome so far, however no pressure has come on to me yet, so that might have something to do with it. Shoutouts to my flatmates(sorry I'm so boring) and the people I met at the student's with disabilities mixer.
October will probably be the month I forget to do some stuff,so bare with me on that regard, but I should hopefully have something out Tuesday. Also I hope I can finish MHA and review that finally.
With that being said, thank you guys for reading, and I will catch you guys next time.
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Hey all! Bumping 2 months into 1 this month, because they were overlapping exams, and June has just been hectic in general. But how did I do writing wise?
Writing in review
May was still a big month for me writing wise, as I wrote a big article on creativity. June I had to slow down, but I still got an all in the character out.
NM GameWorks #21:What is Creativity?
Daily Inkling:Broken Memories
All in the Character: Oerba Yun Fang
NM Gameworks #22:Always Learning More
Favourite Art pieces
Awesome things I saw/did/read
-First and foremost, huge shout to my friend Jennifer, who is back doing art now that exams are over! She's done pieces of Kasumi from Persona 5 and Nessa from Pokemon Sword and Shield!
-If your a female wanting to get into games, speak to Anisa Sanusi, she runs a female mentorship scheme for girls want to get into game development.
-Kiley Wilde, my co-writer at Game Savvy, made a really good video on living with BPD, and how it affects her.
- I sadly did not have a prom, but if you need a hair-do females, my friends Beverly and Mary will do hair for a cheaper cost than most!
-Thanks to everybody that came to my Sixth Form show last week! It was pretty awesome!
-Japanese music was all sorts of awesome. Kenshi Yonezu released a song called Spirits of the Sea, and Reol released a new video for Lost Paradise.
-My friend Philip has started streaming! Go check him out! He's currently playing Arkham Knight!
I ended up starting Final Fantasy VII thanks to a friend, and it's been fun so far! Man, why do I have so many JRPG's to play?
I also started playing Forward to the Sky! It's pretty fun so far! I really do like the look and feel of the game, even if the voice acting is...meh.
I also went back to Re:Birth 1! Just grinding at the moment, but I will say Pluta and Peachy are pretty cool to play as.
May was kinda a normal month in my mind TBH. Yes, I was still doing exams and other things, but I was still regularly going into school. However, as some of you may know, my teacher of 4 years,died in this time period. I wish him and his family the best, and like I said before, I hope he finds peace wherever he is now.
June... has been hectic. Between E3, my last exams, the funeral of said teacher, my A-Level show, putting up and taking down said show...yea it's been a lot. However, July will not be the same! I am trying to tick off goals one at a time! And now with school over, I can do this at will. I'm also looking for a job to support this website, and I'm launching my T-Shirt brand this month!!
But that's all for now. Thanks for reading and I will catch you guys next time.
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The last month of full freedom before exams start. When this goes up, I have just finished 10 hours of my 15 hour exam and my body is crushed. Anyways, lets get into it.
Writing in review
This month was fun month in terms of writing, with Kill la Kill and Space being some of the subject themes, along with my first mobile game review.
Blog Posts this Month
Kill La Kill:First Impressions
Solbot: Energy Rush:Review
Later Levels Question of the Month: April 2019
Game Savvy posts this Month
Steam isn't respecting indie developers
Favorite art piece this month
Awesome things I saw/did/read
-Gigaboots and KZXcellent did a really funny stream of Castlevania:Lords of Shadow. And I'll just direct you to the supercut because it's the game is really bad.
-LightningEllen went on a Rant! And she ranted about why Canadian health care is complete crap!
-Cece(now going by the name PrincessUsagiXO) is pushing for Twitch Partner status! Go follow and sub to her!
-Eve made a new song "This world to You", and it's a really good song. Go check it out, the video is also amazing!
-Speaking of, I haven't watched Kamen Rider Zi-O in a while(not that show is bad, school just got hard), but I really like the theme for Rider Time: Kamen Rider Ryuki's theme, Alive a Life Neo. It's also sung by Rica Matsumoto, or Japanese Ash from Pokemon.
Games that I have been playing
So despite school ramping up, I manage to play a good chunk of games. I'm still on episode 4 of Life is Strange, and sorry to spoil this little tidbit, but it's sad to see that Chloe in her current state, and to see that either way she suffers a horrible fate. I can really commend the writer for making this story really moving and relatable with the dialog.
I also played Hyperdimention Neptunia: Re:Birth 1 for a bit! I don't think I will touch for a while because my exams are on the horizon, but I love it so far, but somehow, I'M STILL NOT FINISHED WITH CHAPTER 1.
I've also been playing Final Fantasy XIII! Shocker? No? Didn't think so. After Exams I do want to start a new play-through, just to experience the game again, but for I'm going for 100% Steam Achievements.
Been to busy and too broke to buy any new merch lately.
General and Final Thoughts
April was a crazy month, lots of bad things happened to me, and I honestly scared because... I think my parents won't take a gap year if I fail my exams. I know clearing is a thing, but we have no idea how it works(I'm the first going to uni in England in my family), and it's just a scary thing for me in general. Plus I don't really think anyone in my family really truly believes in me, and that's... heart-breaking.
May will probably only consist of a Question of The Month post(+one other thing), because exams are about to start and I want that to be my main focus.
Either way, thanks for reading, and I will see you guys next time.
Written by Nana Marfo
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Editor's Note: I didn't want to put this at the end, but because this week is exams week(+2 days) , and because I have a 3 hour exam on Monday(this is the 6th form life people), There is not going to be a post next week, which in turn should allow me time to prep next's post, which is a BIG GameWorks. Apologies for this, and enjoy the post!
February is always the shortest month, and because of this, it tends to just fly by. But that's no reason for slacking off!
General Writing Thoughts
I got a lot done in terms of writing this month, which is good! I did want to get a GameWorks done, but something else happened, more on that later.
Posts written this month
New Game! Season 2: First Impressions
Later Levels Question of the Month: February 2019
#LoveYourBacklog Week 2019
Game Savvy posts this month
Favourite Art Piece this month
Awesome thing I did/saw/read
-Reol, a new Japanese musician I found released her Utena Music Video on Monday this week, and it is AMAZING. Just go watch it!
-LaterLevels did a 24-hour stream for #Gameblast19 and Special Effect!
-I've been watching a lot of streams lately, and HylianCece has been amazing to watch. Go follow and subscribe to her on Twitch and Subscribe to her on YouTube!
-KeybladeXarin is awesome too! Go check her Twitch out! Though the fact that she wields the Void Gear scares me a little bit...
-NaochanDoodles is now taken commissions, and she did an awesome one here!
-I went sight seeing in London for my Graphics Project! I can't show off any of the photos, but it was a fun time!
-I also went to a uni applicant day! It was really fun!
What I've been playing
I picked up Final Fantasy XV for the first time in forever. It's a fun game, and I will finish it at some point. DLC? Not too sure on that, the game is fun, but I don't know If I'll be engaged playing as anyone besides Noct.
I also played some Hyperdimention Neptuna Re:Birth 1! The game is really fun! And I want to keep playing it! Shame I have exams this week... will get to it next week though!
I got my KH OC done! Thanks to HellyonWorks for doing the Union X version of this for me, will get it printed for sure!
I'm back to where I need to be, and I hope to God I don't come down for a while. I've just been able to work on things, but I'm coming to a point where I just want to create content, and start buliding something outside of school that I can make money from(hence the RedBubble store and Buy Me A Coffee). I even tried streaming for few days last week, but I can tell it doesn't suit me.
Hope everyone enjoyed Valentine's Day. Mine actually went OK. Send a message to a special someone... and they sent something back! That's at least something right? I'll just say this; it bods well to be honest with someone you trust.
This month I plan on going in. HARD. Final Exams are fast approaching(more so in my case since I have a 15 hour exam which I have to do before all the others), and while I am revising, I have things to release, such as Unity Chan Dash! Yea, it's finally ready! Also, I'm working on a YouTube video that will explain something that I made using a only one model from a model library.
But that's if for now! Thanks as always, share if you enjoyed and I will catch you guys later.
Written by Nana Marfo
Like what I did with the outro?I used SomeCallMeJohnny's outro for a while, but I finally came up something that I think suits me.
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