A Letter To My Younger Self

Dear younger Me,

There’s a lot that you don’t know. A lot your’e pretty sure you understand but couldn’t possibly wrap your hands around. Because the most important things in life, the things that you’ll remember, they’re the very things that seem like footnotes in your story–background noise hidden in plain view. So, younger Me, hear me out, because time goes by quickly. We only get one opportunity to do this dance; one chance to do this thing right.

Younger Me, when you wake up, be thankful for the shoes on your feet, the house you live in, the life you lead, because if all you do is focus on what you don’t have, or the next milestone, happiness becomes a mirage.

Younger Me, the world as you know it isn’t something that was destined to be. It is here because people had the courage to build it. Never be scared to challenge what is, this place will be better because of it. And younger Me, it will always be easier to play it safe–to stay comfortable–but I want you to understand something: that’s not where you’ll find the good stuff. If you don’t take chances, you’ll spend your time wondering what could have been.

Younger Me, believe in your greatness! This world can be a tough place, and if you don’t believe in yourself, no one will do it for you. No one will hand you the stars in the sky. Earn excellence every day. It’s there, I promise.

Younger Me, don’t get distracted by the small stuff–the little things that so easily consume all our energy and our emotions. Don’t lose sight of who you are and what means the most to you. Everything else washes away.

Younger Me, you didn’t have all the answers, but somehow you were exactly what I needed you to be. You created a map. You showed that change can’t happen until one falls victim to life’s imperfections. That risks aren’t taken until you have experienced regret. That confidence isn’t acquired if you don’t learn to play the student. And most importantly, if you don’t allow yourself to get lost, you won’t discover who you truly are.

Twenty years from now, when we meet again, younger Me, I know you’ll do the same. I know you’ll have given me everything I needed. Nothing more and nothing less. Because time goes by quickly, and we only get one opportunity to do this dance; one chance to make this right.

And I promise you, younger Me, that it won’t be wasted.

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On and Off Again…

What’s up, Dreamers? It’s been a while, yeah? I’ve been so busy with a lot of things that keeping up with this blog like I used to has become quite challenging, but I intend to get right back into it again…but, right now, we are hitting quite a bit of a hiccup on that regards and not because of some stupid writer’s block or some reason like that. Nope. I am currently overflowing with ideas on what to write. The problem lies elsewhere…

…Specifically, on my current webhost and the string of problems that seem to be plaguing this site for some reason or another. Apparently, I have been told that my website is generating high load for reasons that are being blamed on my plugins (which are not that many and most of which are deactivated…which should–as the general consensus around the web might suggest–not be posing such a huge problem. But, yeah…they are blaming it on that). Thus, said webhost has been putting my website on suspension on and off for the past few weeks.

I have been trying to get to the bottom of the problem, with minimal luck as I am being run around by them. And unless, my website has had a sudden increase in readers during the time when I had not been updating, or I am being attacked by some hacker or another, they will keep blaming it on my…plugins.

*sigh* This is such a drag. And a massive pain in the butt.

Anyways, I just want to point out several updates in regards to the stuff I’ve been busy with:

  • Book 3 of the Winged Saga is currently nearing completion. So, hurray!
  • The Legend of Korra: The Schism is still being updated and now as regularly as when I first started writing it.
  • Chronicles of Endlessia is doing well in production, but I’ve lost the Development Blog to the webhost.
  • I am still uploading Let’s Play videos on my YouTube Channel. As of this writing, the main title currently on play is “Persona 5”.

So, there you have it. A quick update.

I am going to keep on trying to fix this site and keep it from going under whatever the hell they are putting it under and hopefully, I can update you all on the good news in the near future.

Until then, dream on; fly on! 

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2016…In Retrospect

Another year has come and gone and a new one has dawned…

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My 2016 Christmas Wishlist

With 28 days to go before Christmas, and with Advent having just begun, this is–officially–the latest I have been in posting my annual Christmas Wishlist.

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Grandia II Classics Vault Thursday Episodes, Cancelled!

Update

It is with great frustration and budding annoyance that I had to make this post.

Grandia II is one of my favorite games from the past. It’s battle system was one that got me on my toes while I played it. It was interesting. The story was good for its time (but now kind of “just okay” when you compared it to giants from the ‘Tales Of‘ franchise). But…

BUT!!

It was riddled with A LOT of bugs.

One was the Millenia battle found at the very start of the game–a problem I had managed to not fall prey to.

The other, and the one that actually BROKE my game and forced me to cancel future episodes of this title on my Classics Vault Thursday slot, was a bug that appears after the events on Valmar’s Moon and when you are back in Cyrus. This stupid bug prevents you from progressing further, ending with the game hanging on the bridge as Ryudo clutches his arm in pain.

Apparently (though I am not very much certain of this), this is a bug one can encounter IF you spoke with the Tutorial Guy at the VERY BEGINNING of the game. And, as of the moment, after scouring the internet for a fix (I am playing on the Dreamcast, by the way), I am left with the sour taste in my mouth that I have to make this announcement.

So, yes. My Grandia II gameplay is officially put on halt.

What will become of the Classics Vault Thursday slot now? Well, not to worry. I have already taken steps to put another title in its place and this one is even better than Grandia II!

And that is…

(Drum roll, please)

The Legend of Dragoon!!

So, if you’re a fan of the series looking for a little bit of nostalgia from a game that appeared in the twilight days of the Playstation One console, then you will enjoy this game as much as I did before and I know I will still do so.

As always, Classics Vault Thursday episodes are published every Thursdays at 8:00AM (GMT+8:00).

If you guys have any suggestions on which classic videogames you want to see a playthrough of, don’t hesitate to drop a line. Same as with the other games you would want to see. It doesn’t matter if its for the PS3, PC, PS4, Playstation 2, Playstation One, Dreamcast, or Nintendo consoles. We’ll try to deliver them to your viewing pleasure.

 

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