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NaNoWriMo 2021 Final Report

NaNoWriMo 2021 Final Report

NaNoWriMo ends today, and I’m sure at least some of you are wondering how I did. Was I successful? Did I write 50,000 words in a month? Unfortunately, no. No, I did not. Some might consider that a failure. For a little while, I certainly did. However, a major goal I had with NaNoWriMo 2021 was just to write something again. Hitting that 50,000-word goal would have been nice, but that wasn’t the whole point of this exercise. The point…

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NaNoWriMo and Why I’m Doing It

NaNoWriMo and Why I’m Doing It

Some of you may have noticed that it has been fairly quiet over here on this blog over the past couple of weeks. This is mainly because I made the perhaps questionable decision to participate in Nation Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, this year after not participating in it for eight years. To be honest, it’s a decision that I’m still questioning even now. At one point in my life, I wanted to be a writer. I devoured a lot…

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Exploring Book of Travels

Exploring Book of Travels

If you’ve been hanging around here on the blog since August, you know just how excited I’ve been for the tiny multiplayer online RPG Book of Travels. It finally came into Early Access on October 11, and, as I’m sure you can imagine, I was just as excited the day it launched onto Steam. We’ve had Book of Travels for almost two weeks now, and I thought this would be a good time to record my thoughts on the game…

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Hot Chocolate – Thyanel’s Top 4 Picks

Hot Chocolate – Thyanel’s Top 4 Picks

This post contains affiliate links. Affiliate links allow me to earn commissions on products I recommend. All opinions are my own. Please see the Affiliate FAQ for further information. If there’s one thing in the streaming sphere I’d consider myself “known” for, it would probably be the fact that I start off each stream drinking hot chocolate out of a mug bearing my familiar filth heart logo. (Insert shameless plug here if you’d like to acquire one of your own.)…

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3 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Playing Elder Scrolls Online

3 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Playing Elder Scrolls Online

Maybe you’ve watched a streamer play The Elder Scrolls Online and that inspired you to acquire it. Maybe some friends have started playing and you want to play with them. Or maybe it’s a free-to-play event and you’re taking the opportunity to see what all the fuss is about. However you got here, welcome to Tamriel! We’re happy to have you! You’re about to embark on a journey that’s a classic Elder Scrolls experience mixed with an MMORPG. Whether you…

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Would You Play Your Favorite MMO Without Its IP?

Would You Play Your Favorite MMO Without Its IP?

About a week ago, Massively OP posed a question to their staff and readers inspired by a post they saw on Reddit. The question was a simple one, one you can probably guess if you looked at the title of this post at all, but it’s an interesting question nonetheless: Would you play your favorite MMO without its IP attached to it? While I missed the initial post when Massively OP made it, it became a topic of some discussion…

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Stumbling into Exeter

Stumbling into Exeter

As someone who tends more towards telling fantasy stories, I honestly never expected to be into Vampire: The Masquerade as a game setting. I’m not entirely sure why I never expected this given that I’ve been fascinated by vampires since I was in high school and took a copy of Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire out of the school library on multiple occasions. Never mind that that book probably shouldn’t have even been in my high school’s library and…

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A Post for Hobbit Day

A Post for Hobbit Day

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Every fandom on the internet has its own niche holidays. For fans of the film Mean Girls, it’s October 3rd (a seemingly random date, but the day that Cady remembers her crush asking her what day it was). For Star Wars fans the world over, it’s May 4th as it reminds people of an iconic phrase from the franchise (“May the Force be with you.”) And while I acknowledge some…

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Thoughts on Phasmophobia

Thoughts on Phasmophobia

In my college days, I used to be super into watching shows about people hunting ghosts. Ghost Hunters and its various spinoffs, Ghost Adventures, Paranormal State… you name it, I probably watched it. I’m not really sure why I was so into them, honestly. Maybe I was intrigued by the thought of spirits lingering in places long after their physical form was gone or maybe it just had something to do with me leaning a little more witchy than some…

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My Time in New World’s Open Beta

My Time in New World’s Open Beta

In the corners of the internet that I’ve been lurking in, it’s been a while since I’ve seen people hyped for a new MMO. So when Amazon Games’ New World announced an open beta event for this past weekend, I saw a good number of people excited about it. I, on the other hand, was a bit more skeptical. I will admit that a lot of my own skepticism about the game is tied to the company itself. When I think…

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