Cling Clang, Go the Chains

We’re kicking off an October event I call Thresh-o-Ween — okay let’s face it this is just a Halloween event like last year, just with a little extra emphasis on my beloved Thresh, with a spooky fanfic I wrote in his honor. Of course it features his theme song, which I’ll talk about more next week. This League of Legends fanfic is basically appropriate for anyone as long as they aren’t easily scared, but there is some talk of blood and soul-draining, so be warned! Most about Thresh and other spooky things in the coming weeks!

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Where have I been? Monsters, my friend.

Eh… you know if I’m honest I’m fairly disappointed with a lot of my work in the past. Even over short periods of time — including the last 10 months the time since I last wrote anything meaningful on this site — I’ve learned quite a bit about writing and entertaining, and as a result, I think most of what I’ve written in the past really pales in comparison to what I can write now. A good example would be this article. Oh, I’m still glad I wrote it, and I even still agree with a lot of it. But trying to write it from the angle of some kind of analysis was probably silly; when it comes down to it, video games have always had options for playing as beasties every so often, and mostly in that article I was just whining about how often.

Where am I going with this? Not anywhere, exactly. That article itself relates to what I want to talk about, but the rest of that last paragraph was a tangent.

…I started this post with a tangent.

I’ve learned quite a bit about writing and entertaining…”

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Curiosity Shop #102: Zelda Dungeon Mailbag (Halloween!)

Posted the Halloween mailbag today. It’s a day late but meh, it’s the mailbag’s usual day, so I thought it worked better than doing it like a week before Halloween. This is a special mailbag and one of my new favorites! 16 questions, all about spooky or eeeeeeevil topics in the series. It was actually a pain to set up, especially since I had to set up twice because of camera problems messing up the first recording. Anyway, you can watch it here. Enjoy!

Major Presence on Z-Talk #26 (Halloween Podcast)

I appeared a lot on the latest Z-Talk podcast on Zelda Dungeon, #26, a Halloween-themed podcast. This is obviously a podcast I would insist to be on a lot, dur. I actually didn’t mean to have this many segments, but I was brainstorming and I had a lot of ideas. At least they’re short! Three Wandering Beast segments and a blooper appearance of sorts. The segments discuss my dissatisfaction with horror themes in Zelda and then the idea of having actual Halloween themes in the games. I actually wrote and recorded these MONTHS ago, not long after I did the Epona one. Anyway, check it out here (alongside the other segments of course!)