And So The Blathering Begins

Monday, August 23, 2021 at 9:22 pm Comments (0)

I wrote nearly 13,000 words about Croc. I threatened to do it back in 2016, and because nobody stopped me, here we are now. Look, the internet needs its overwrought defence of Croc, and like heck it’s gonna be a video essay. I wanna hear someone sell me on the merits of Ape Escape but without having to actually listen to them!

The summer heatwave totally drained me, which wasn’t much fun because I like to do things during my waking hours besides sweating and vegetating. There’s a lot of things I wanna be getting on with, it’s unearthing myself from beneath my mountain of responsibilities and procrastination that’s the tricky part. Thanks to folks writing in, apologies for not replying, all that good stuff.

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Some (belated) games I played in 2020

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A phrase that’s been on my mind this past year is “use your words”. Whether it’s interpersonal communication or trying to get a point across, it’s a good mantra to remember. They might not be good words, but so long as there’s an understanding and a back-and-forth to bang those words into shape, then we can learn more from them than just saying nothing at all.

It’s on my mind a lot because so much of my website work lately is dry documentation: researching publication dates and stuff that’s cool to know and hopefully helpful to others, but a bit of a bore to write. That (and other petty reasons) have been why the Bomberman and Metal Slug sites have been lying dormant — there’s plenty there I’m eager to do, but just documenting guff is deadly. I wanna talk long-form, go on bizarre tirades about nonsense, or whatever — I wanna use my words!


My first step towards acting on that is fawning over Bowser’s various 3D models, so maybe that wasn’t a good idea. I’ll let you be the judge.

It’s months old by now, but I also finally cranked out all eighty-something-thousand words of thoughts about the media I absorbed last year. If ever there was a time to get needlessly verbose about Mario Party Advance, or try to understand the decisions behind the Mortal Kombat cartoon, it was last year, apparently. That sounded more pithy in my head.

Dinosaur Hunter Diaries has a little crappy hub page now, and I also updated old Kirby fangames post to include a couple of games that I was previously unaware had been archived — and also the fact the site is now operational again, rendering the whole post a bit moot. Oh well!
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Dinosaur Hunter Diaries #136: Runaway

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Turok: Dinosaur Hunter #47


Andy chooses who his family is.
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Dinosaur Hunter Diaries #135: Visitantes Del Espacio

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Turok: El Guerrero De Piedra #7


Mexican Turok has his first of many close encounters of the third kind.
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Dinosaur Hunter Diaries #134: Blood of the Son

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Turok: Dinosaur Hunter #46


A war between tribes becomes a clash of family values.
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Dinosaur Hunter Diaries #133: The Painted Mystery

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Turok: Son of Stone #69


The buffalo never wanted this to be its legacy.
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Dinosaur Hunter Diaries #132: Bred Up In Darkness

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Turok: Dinosaur Hunter #45


Meeting old friends and new threats, not all of whom are mutually exclusive.
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Dinosaur Hunter Diaries #131: The Hunted

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Turok: Son of Stone #68


Andar’s ego nearly kills them all.
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Dinosaur Hunter Diaries #130: Son of Stone Part 2

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Turok: Dinosaur Hunter #44


Then comes grief in a blood-soaked skirmish.
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Dinosaur Hunter Diaries #129: Two Kinds of Terror

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Turok: Son of Stone #67


The Incredible Shrinking Turok.
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