I question sometimes why I bother to maintain this site at all. I go through phases of brief enthusiasm then I let it sit idle for months to years on end. This is the fourth iteration of this website and I told myself that this time, I’d update regularly and actually put things on it.
What a riot.
Speaking of phases, it’s all come back around to Seiken Densetsu 3 again. Last time my interest in the game flared up was 2009, and it lasted quite some time. It was quite fortuitous timing for me then as that was the time the fan sites for my favourite pairing had begun disappearing and I was able to sweep up what remained and make an archive of all that work.
I went a bit mental with buying physical doujinshi then too, haha. But my oft obsessive love of shipping should be no surprise to anyone that knows me. I don’t regret a thing though, I had so much fun.
I thought about writing a follow up to my work on A Blossom Burning Brightly, my short piece of fan fiction which I’m still quite proud of despite it still being (very) rough around the edges. However, between my work commitments, my love of video games, and my ever dwindling motivation it’s not looking good for my writing.
I was able to pick up the new Lord of Vermillion III card featuring Guren, I also had a quick look around Yahoo Auctions for any new GxA doujinshi, but I’ve been doing that periodically over the years as part of my fanart compilation. There hasn’t been any in a long time now since I went mental and bought up absolutely everything I could find.
The decline of the fansites still hits me hard, The GureAn union is all but gone. The founding site “LOVESICKNESS” remains but Mamiko has not updated her site since 2012, let alone added any GureAn works. I do see some works continue to pop up though. Every time one surfaces on Pixiv or Pipa it really brightens my day. It is however, a far too rare occurrence.
Not much else to report at the moment. My trip to San Diego Comic-Con was worth every penny, and I had a great time. But then any time I spend on vacation with the woman I love is always amazing. I’m working hard toward our Japan trip this year! It’s something we’ve always wanted to do and I really want to make it a reality. There is still a long way to go though, so I must be diligent.
That’s all for now. I may have thoughts to post about Bravely Default or Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds at a later date. Now that it’s Christmas the pressure is off for a little.
And with that, a Merry Christmas to the two actual people and all the many spambots that visit my site!