My Top 13 Nerdy Moments of 2013

Pardon my tardiness to the yearly retrospect club. Being punctual with my writing wasn’t one of my new year’s resolutions, unfortunately. However, writing in general was, and this is definitely a great time to reflect on all things that made last year special. Since I’m a self-proclaimed nerd and otaku, I figured it’d be fitting to specifically celebrate all things nerdy that were the highlights of 2013 for myself. I always like to feel “good” to be a nerd, instead of ashamed or reserved, and upon looking back on the year, I even found it a struggle to narrow it down to 13, which is a great sign that I’m living a great life as a nerd. This helps me feel that there’s nothing wrong with my lifestyle, and that it can carve as deep of memories as anything else out there. So without any more delay, before I ramble on to 2015, let me proudly share my defining moments as a nerd in 2013! Continue reading

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Top Ten Cosplays I Would Propose To

Fictional characters don’t exist. They aren’t real. That hot rogue that you interact with in your favorite RPG is nothing more than a construct of numbers and polygons. That is, until you’re walking through the halls of a convention and you see a person cosplaying that very same character. Conventions are always one of the biggest highlights of my life. It’s a celebration of all things nerdy or fictional where no one has to be ashamed of what they love. Chief among the many things to look for at a convention are cosplays. This list contains the top ten cosplays that would make me abandon all sense of composure and drop to my knee and ask for their hand in marriage. Continue reading

Rhythm Games Still Keep the Beat


 

There has long been a magnificent feeling you get when the melodies of a game soundtrack blend and weave into a video game to create an entrancing and addictive style of gameplay. Rhythm games are in an odd situation of being considered a niche genre, when ironically, they have a near-universal appeal. At no time was this more apparent than during the incredible years when “Guitar Hero” and “Rock Band” were close to becoming the biggest games in the industry. Continue reading