Link to his "critique" article: https://newcriterion.com/issues/1991/9/the-legacy-of-friedrich-nietzsche
I feel so awful not having made any periodic updates for the blog and barely commenting on anything truly noteworthy. Short reviews of films I’ve watched or stopped watching early obviously aren’t a substitute for any genuinely insightful material. When thinking of this blog, I feel so bad for not having already finished and published … Continue reading Progress Update: Reflecting on Productivity and Book Writing
I want to be fully clear; I was able to max Luck by level 42. It's my 7th playthrough of Nocturne from the point of view of having played 4 full playthroughs of Nocturne in its PS2 form on my 60 GB PS3 back in the early 2010s and my third playthrough of the PS4 version of the HD Remaster. I had to level up vitality for the hospital to clear the hospital dungeon faster, but after that I only ever increased Luck and relied upon NG+ bonuses of higher level demons to get through the game. So, by level 42, Demi-fiend had a maxed out Luck Stat.
Shin Megami Tensei / LAW & CHAOS Reversible Satan and Asura Jacket
Surface-level worldbuilding that collapses on deeper scrutiny. Zuko's journey is a walking plot hole. Spoilers for Season 2 of Avatar: The Last Airbender currently on Netflix.
Spoilers for Season 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender on Netflix.
Surrealness and Romantic Fantasy, not Sci-Fi. HBO Max.
I Am Mother (2019) on Netflix. A short, relatively spoiler-free review.
His Dark Materials on HBO Max, Season 1 Spoilers. Just . . . so . . . disappointing . . .
Spoiler-y review. I wish I hadn't bothered watching this film. It isn't good. Ignore the hype of it being a groundhog day time travel film.
This review will contain spoilers. Watched on Hulu as of this review.
Alex Pettyfer / Alexander Richard Pettyfer and the author of the book this was based on, Tawni O'Dell, need to learn how to do math.
Spoilers for Peacemaker on HBO Max. James Gunn’s usage of the DC Universe is now mopping the floor with Disney’s Marvel.
Slight Spoilers for Birds of Prey on HBO Max
Spoilers for Den of Thieves, Green Snake, Adam Project, and Master (2021).
Sam Raimi’s acquiescence to Disney’s coded anti-LGBT stance is so disgusting. Not unexpected from a horrible and incompetent film director who obeys his corporate handlers at Disney.
This awful story reminds me of my own doubts as a writer. Mark Millar’s amazingly derivative and average story couldn’t be saved even by the hands of the intellectually superior Japanese screenplay writers. Super Crooks is a painful reminder that Americans don’t know what they want as entertainment. Spoilers for this terribly boring story will follow. Spoilers also for every series that will be mentioned in this article, because I just can’t help but compare it to other series.
Despite the similarities between the two series, everyone is gushing over Arcane and nobody is talking about RWBY anymore.
Spoilers for Episodes 1 – 24 currently on Hulu.
This will contain spoilers for the entirety of the Castlevania show on Netflix. I had thought of writing a plain review, but I’d prefer to just give my thoughts on this show via a “stream of consciousness” type of writing format to give my thoughts on it.
Spoilers for Persona 4, Megami Tensei Novels, and SMTIII: Nocturne included.
The more I write this outline, the more generic this plot seems to become.
JK Rowling may really have set-up Nagini being a human from the start and the proof is in Book 6, Half-blood Prince. The "Secrets of Dumbledore" might be setting up a plot twist on Voldemort's origin involving her.
A Brief Review that contains Spoilers.
Spoilers for Season 1 and 2 of the Witcher Series on Netflix.
Spoilers for Wheel of Time Season 1 on Amazon Prime.
Beast (2017 / 2018) on Amazon Prime. Major Spoilers.
Major Spoilers in this Review
I had hoped to get one of the Nocturne Analyses done by now, but I’m going through many life changes and I unfortunately can’t finish them up prior to the end of this year. This year has gone by so fast for me with so many major life-changes, that I’m honestly quite shocked by how … Continue reading A Farewell to 2021 and a glance at the few books I read this Year:
Mike Ehrmantraut got what he deserved. I was so happy to watch how the show ended his arc. He deserved every bit of it. 🙂
An Improved Thematic Analysis of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne. The General Concepts.
A small portion of my improved Thematic Analysis of Nocturne.
All of my Shin Megami Tensei Merchandise in one page, in celebration of SMTV's release tomorrow.
I’ve cogitated on what to say and how to address certain viewpoints within the Megami Tensei community who treat mine as idiotic or “crazy” and after writing down a list of Pros and Cons on different ways to approach this, I’ve concluded that I’m not going to bother anymore. I’ve written a set of objections … Continue reading My Thoughts on the Megami Tensei Franchise and Community
Nocturne HD Remaster is on sale on Fanatical for the next 11 days, $27 for regular edition and $37 for the Deluxe edition for Steam. Regular Edition: https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/shin-megami-tensei-iii-nocturne-hd-remaster Deluxe Edition: https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/shin-megami-tensei-iii-nocturne-hd-remaster-deluxe-edition
This is exclusively intended for any and all Christian audiences to read. If you really want to know what Nietzsche argued against Christianity, here's ten arguments I've never seen Christian apologists address, specifically from Nietzsche.
For those who want to write adventure stories, here's how to not make them boring and pointless by using some examples.
Sony, Crunchyroll, and Funimation are scapegoating Japan for Western Pedophilia.
This will contain massive spoilers to the Raidou version of the True Demon Ending / Rejection route of Nocturne.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/moonana/keylocker-turn-based-cyberpunk-action?ref=thanks-share Although much of Kickstarter generally has a negative view, I found this one to be interesting from the onset of the first trailer. It looks fun and I tried out the Demo and enjoyed how difficult it was. If anyone's interested, perhaps consider making a pledge for perks that'll probably be available whenever this … Continue reading I Donated to the Keylocker Kickstarter Campaign
It probably isn’t any Anti-LGBT Hate. It may not be solely motivated by frustration with or antagonism towards CRWBY. It may not have anything to do with being an Indie Web Series. It may not just be people jumping on a bandwagon of hate. The reason could be far simpler than that.
Lowering the price of my Political Kindle books in the days to come and life update.
This will contain mild spoilers for Season 2.
My thoughts on the direction of the Tales of Series from Graces F to the recent title of Tales of Arise, the Influence of Hideo Baba, and the future of the series.
A Short Spoiler-Free Review. In terms of both story and gameplay, this is the quintessential modern Tales of game. If you have never tried this series before, then definitely try out Tales of Arise.
Major Spoilers for Seasons 1 and 2.
Don't waste your time watching this. The reviews saying it was good is further proof that mainstream reviews are genuinely less than worthless.
Earlier this year, I was hoping to get through more books to read. I tried reading a chapter of Haught’s book and Stanton’s book each day prior to reviewing them. Long story short, it burned me out far more than I expected. I had assumed the burn out I was feeling would go away, but … Continue reading Life Update: Reading Two Books at a Time was a Huge Mistake, Writing has Slowed to a Snail’s Pace, and Thoughts on Contemporary Life
If you’re an adult who has Amazon Prime, give yourself the pleasure of watching this wonderful film. This film gets a 10 / 10 in every category. One of the most beautiful depictions of LGBT intimacy and love.
What is the point of writing sexual scenarios, but not having the maturity to show scenes of either sexual intimacy or sexual violence? This is an absolute failure of a book.
The Porn flick I couldn't help but watch while slogging through Brandon Sanderson's Warbreaker.
This book is so dull and boring that I had to stop and watch a porn flick on Netflix to help get through it.
This will contain spoilers, I'm a huge fan of Takumi Miyajima's works (Tales of the Abyss and Tales of Symphonia) and I was excited to see her new story in this game.
The Implosion of US Credibility is now an unequivocal fact. If this doesn’t thoroughly destroy US credibility, then nothing will. The US was too stupid to avoid self-harm.
Spoilers for a Boring, Paper-thin story.
Note: This will contain Major Spoilers.
@JoshLafazan speared #Casteism Bill into #Nassau county due to @JamesMc93478389 head of @nassaucountypba. Will @NassauExecutive sign this #Caste bill into Law?
Major Spoilers for the Film Coherence (2013). Just my thoughts on it.
This will contain Mild Spoilers, but you should NOT spoil yourself before watching this film. Do yourself a favor and go in blind.
Spoilerific synopsis of the events of the plot in the Third Paragraph.
There will be No Spoilers in this Review.
As expected of the exceptional nature of egregious US stupidity, the preventable COVID-19 infection is now back to lockdown levels as of two days ago and reached approximately over 100,000 cases yesterday because approximately 18 million Americans refuse to get vaccinated on a completely preventable infection that usually ends-up killing them once they contract it. … Continue reading American Exceptionalism Strikes Back: COVID-19 Cases Rise Back Up to Previous Lockdown Levels
First and foremost, this had to be one of the worst formatted books I have ever had the displeasure to read on Kindle. What kind of idiot decides to make every chapter into a shortened font size with exclusively Bold text? This was an eyesore to read. If, like me, you’re still curious and wish … Continue reading Religion is Dying by James A. Haught is a Poorly Formatted Mess
Previously, Gematsu made a very big stink out of Niche Gamer plagiarizing their web content. Evidently that didn’t stop the astute businessman and Founder of Gematsu, Sal Romano, from using their website to espouse his personal anti-Trans hatred and bigotry on the review of Nocturne HD Remaster, which he admits in the comments had nothing … Continue reading Sal Romano, Founder of Gematsu, espousing Anti-Trans hatred in Rival website, Niche Gamer
This will contain spoilers for Shin Megami Tensei IV, Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, and Persona 5.
Yesterday, I took the time to watch this Youtube video, and it reminded me of a problem I kept noticing among Western Indie Developers. Also, I want to be clear that I am not trying to suggest Japanese indie development is any better, we all know of notorious Kickstarter campaigns like Mighty Number 9, but … Continue reading Why do Western Indie Developers constantly take the wrong lessons from Japanese games?
This will contain some Spoilers for Dorehedore Season 1 on Netflix.
The Myth of the Dying Church by Glenn T. Stanton is a trainwreck of exaggerated claims, bigotry towards Christians, and an appeal to Collective Insanity.
The “QOL” features are made for people who hate Disgaea and hate good games.
India’s 2021 Pew Research Survey may have accidentally shattered all hope for an Ex-Muslim movement, probably disproved any Ex-Hindu movement, and destroyed Western News Media credibility. All because Indians took a survey and gave honest answers to the non-partisan Pew Research Center.
Nocturne Table of Contents and Personal Masterlist My Old Attempt at a ThematSic Analysis General Concepts of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Character Analyses of . . . Hikawa Yuko Takao Isamu Nitta Chiaki Tachibana Demi-Fiend Christian Kabbalah References: The Qliphoth References (From Debunking Series) Who was the Lady in Black? Personal Theories and Arguments: … Continue reading Rethinking the Reason Endings of SMT3 Nocturne and Why They’re Not Useless: Musubi
The Main games of the Disgaea series are one of the very, very few series I go in blind because I am accustomed to fantastic quality games and simply expect it. This game has absolutely and irreparably destroyed that level of respect for this series.
Nocturne HD Remaster makes it clearer: The Manikins represented Fascism under Futomimi.
With the full release of Nocturne HD Remaster, here's a short General Impressions for people on the fence or curious about early game experiences from someone who got the Deluxe early access edition.
The parallels between Satou and Yuuna in their treatment of Shiho.
This will contain major spoilers for both Mortal Kombat 11, MK11 Aftermath, and Tekken 7.
Warning, this’ll be ramble-y and contain comparisons between the show and my personal life.
Well, that earlier expiration date by Fanatical was wrong, evidently.
Why Omni-man is the Real Hero and Invincible is the True Villain
Oath of Ahimsa Before I begin, I want to make it unequivocally clear that my support for political activism in the interests of defending Dharma is strictly in terms of non-violence. This is about challenging bad beliefs, bad ideas, and the cultish practices of this particular Christian institution. Most Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Sikhs, and … Continue reading A Self-Updating List of the Catholic Church’s Contemporary History of Child Abuse and Anti-Human Rights stances
The teachings of Jesus Christ lead to the rape of children.
Is the US even worth talking about anymore? We know it never leads to anything good. The US seems genuinely too stupid to improve itself.
Wikipedia's White Supremacy and Christian-influenced bigotry is Showing
Spoilers for both Seasons 1 and 2.
More of my Tinfoil One Piece theories.
Priced at $10.75.
Minor spoilers for Episode 4.
Massive Spoilers for the Attack on Titan Manga within.
Despite contemporary books, like Elizabeth Miller’s The Dracula Handbook, rightfully pointing out clear failures in connecting Bram Stoker’s supposed knowledge with the historic Vlad Dracula and – to a lesser extent – pointing out certain historic inaccuracies regarding supposed Dracula Castles, I found this to be an enjoyable read overall. The only other criticism I’d … Continue reading In Search of Dracula by Raymond T. McNally and Radu Florescu
Fanatical is providing a Steam Preorder Sale for select countries until April 6th, 2021.
Note: This’ll probably be proven wrong or is way too obvious of a plot twist. But, hey, all in good fun.
Mild Spoilers up until the end of Episode 5
Flawed, but ultimately a good read.
From RWBY, to Blood of Zeus, to Cannon Busters, to so much more. Westerners pilfering of Japan’s superior artform won’t breed success.
I honestly tried to like it, but it was too disappointing. Mild Spoilers up to Episode 8 of Cannon Busters.
This review will contain no spoilers. Long Live Quellcrist Falconer.
The epitome of "meh" in Anime form.
Skip, Avoid, Don't Watch. Minori Kushieda ruined this Anime.
If anyone picked this up, read the first three chapters, and concluded that it was all rubbish then they would be well within their rights to do so. While there is a good display of competence and critique in the latter 6 chapters, they’re spaced quite horribly and jarring to read.
I’ll just get right to my contentions with this dumpsterfire of a First Season. This’ll be a General Impressions, because I couldn’t finish the last two episodes of Season 1 due to how stupid and awful it became.
This Review / Analysis contains Massive Spoilers I decided to marathon this TV series out of interest. When first hearing of it, I was given the impression it would be better to watch a dubbed version and in a full marathon to completion instead of an episode-by-the-week formula. After having finished it yesterday, I don’t … Continue reading Carole and Tuesday Anime Review and Analysis (Netflix Series)
In Defense of JK Rowling and in Opposition to Cultish forms of Trans Activism
Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents The Unofficial Guide to Shin Megami Tensei and Persona Kindle Edition is an Unreadable Disappointment
Shocker: reading Wikipedia pages and listening to Noam Chomsky's talks aren't a substitute for a Social Science education.
Evidently, the only lie about this woman’s tortures of innocent little girls was the claim about bathing in their blood. That was made-up approximately 100 years after her death. Everything else about her tortures seems credible.
For any prospective Blogger who wants the opinion of someone who spent 5 years blogging and my criticism of the current blogging advice articles.
One of the perks of a Pandemic is I managed to finish reading longer books this year.
If you care about peacefully fighting back against such tactics by working to de-convert these gullible Indians who’ve fallen for the narcissistic ravings of Jesus Christ, please consider obtaining my ebook, Questioning Christianity: Book Edition. It is available for free from now until December 27th 2020 at 12 PM PST.
Mixed feelings - the anime series, Death and Rebirth film, and the End of Eva are definitely meant for teenagers. I explain why in the review and give scores for each.
For a limited time, both the Kindle versions of Faith in Doubt (UK Only) and Questioning Christianity: Book Edition will be on sale starting from December 23rd 2020 and end within the month of December.
"The Christian share of the population is down and religious “nones” have grown across multiple demographic groups: white people, black people and Hispanics; men and women; in all regions of the country; and among college graduates and those with lower levels of educational attainment. Religious “nones” are growing faster among Democrats than Republicans, though their ranks are swelling in both partisan coalitions. And although the religiously unaffiliated are on the rise among younger people and most groups of older adults, their growth is most pronounced among young adults." - Pew Research Survey of 2019
I need to bleach my brains out from the sheer stupidity that I just read. I can only blame myself for having the curiosity to read this dumpster fire. Alas, for every Nietzsche, Gautama Buddha, and Hitchens; there’ll be a Ludovici, a Jesus Christ, and an Armin Navabi.
Finished a new ebook made up of earlier blog posts to help peacefully criticize Christianity and further stymie Christian conversions in India and elsewhere.
A response to Vipulamsa Varnyagunojjwala This piece is disputing the following article on Medium: https://medium.com/@Paratpara/was-gautama-buddha-a-hindu-11b5468a2b3e This is the video he was attempting to refute. Varnyagunojjwala doesn’t seem to have much of a knowledge of history in Ancient India: Buddha “abandoning” his family was normal for Kshatriya princes at the time as they were expected to … Continue reading A response to Vipulamsa Varnyagunojjwala Supposed Refutation of “Was Gautama Buddha a Hindu?”
Why I No Longer discuss my Fantasy Novel Ideas in Writing or Fantasy Subreddits and other Internet Forums that are about Writing Novels
I just watched six episodes of this very boring and banal snoozefest on a whim; to its credit, it had me hooked up until episode 6 where the plot became your typical boring, generic crap as expected of the barbaric culture of the Western world. In what could have been an interesting plot of Gods … Continue reading Blood of Zeus (2020): A Netflix Original “Anime” That Disappoints as Expected
https://youtu.be/nuv1Rs_VcKo?t=8017 At 2:13:37 Credits go to Buffmaister for rapidly going through the entire game on Merciful (with the boss battles being on Hard mode) for the True Demon Ending route on the Dante version. Dante version has no epilogue just like before. No changes and while the scene after defeating Kagutsuchi is absolutely fantastic in … Continue reading Completely Disappointed with the HD Remaster of Nocturne: Last TDE scene is the 4:3 Bordered PS2 version
I understand it is a Remaster of the second re-released version in Japan meaning the Amala Labyrinth was the extra bosses and dungeons from years prior. We’re getting Dante as DLC likely for licensing reasons pertaining to Capcom along with the addition of voice acting, but the direction of these other planned DLC has really … Continue reading Progressively less enthused by Atlus Japan’s direction of the Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster
A theory about Akira being a parallel of SMT1 Hero / AU SMT1 Hero and how it relates to Nanashi's journey in SMTIV: Apocalypse.
From now till October 20th, the complete form of Faith in Doubt is free to download on Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07WCMLDRY
Health is Deteriorating, Video Game Disappointments, and Personal Failure
This will contain massive spoilers for Persona 4
Other Atlus series on 3DS and Switch such as Etrian Odyssey games and much more are also on sale.
Can these self-stylized "rationalists" please rationally explain why they're falsely claiming to be Ex-Hindu groups?
Toxicity as villainy. How SMT Nocturne presents a well-written toxic human being as arguably the true villain of the main plot of SMT Nocturne.
How can anyone who claims to be threatened with death by Islamic Jihadists, then use the term "Hindu Jihadist" in reference to angry and thoughtless Twitter responses?
Strange Journey Redux / Deep Strange Journey is full of revisions that change it from an intriguing lore, setting, and mystery into complete shit.
All one needs is an imam / Sheikh to approve the "grade" of this Hadith for extremists of this religious faith to begin the bloodletting.
Perhaps the laughable incompetence of this so-called "academic discipline" should finally cease to awe me with its sheer stupidity? Eli fails to explain what this "method" is or why criticizing the method is invalid. In fact, he fails to defend current Indologist methodology at all and relies upon sophistry. Hamlet's origins are popularly understood … Continue reading Eli Franco’s “review” of the Nay Science reveals the shocking incompetence of modern-day Indology
@Max_Fisher - a typical incompetent buffoon of a “Western journalist” – seems to have screwed up his data. As is typical of Western buffoonery and the uniqueness of American Exceptionalism – that is, the sheer stupidity of Americans that continues to astonish the world.
“Beware the irrational, however seductive. Shun the 'transcendent' and all who invite you to subordinate or annihilate yourself. Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others. Don't be afraid to be thought arrogant or selfish. Picture all experts as if they were mammals. Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own s