Immortals Don’t Give a Damn About Their Bad Reputation

“Free Fall,” originally aired October 31, 1992.  Nostalgia and spoilers within.

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Final Fantasy 1: Let’s Get Meta

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Story time: This blog is entirely new, and I have no particular training or ability in writing critiques (I don’t even like blogs that much, because…who am I that you care about my opinion?).  Nevertheless, I’d like to train myself to discuss my own views better, apply it to my research, and also just share in some nostalgia.  I realize that a part of my problem in doing this writing is because I critique texts as part of my job, so I usually prefer to not engage that side of my brain in my leisure time.  And this is leisure time, but maybe this will also make work more fulfilling.  So there’s a mix of personal development, and also some professional development–I’m becoming more interested in using reception in teaching and scholarship, but I don’t have the facility and terminology to do that.  But I will try to improve with this, and this blog will be a blend of my responses to things and thoughts on blogging in general.

The content will be geared towards nostalgic items (old video games, books, and TV shows) and reveling in the enjoyment of them and what are some take-away responses.  But it’s my blog, so I’m not going to make too firm of rules on what I can write about.  For now, my thought on a schedule is that I will post MWF for my Highlander rewatch and whenever the spirit moves me for one-off posts or other series.  Highlander should take me the better part of a year with that schedule.  Please bear with me as I figure out how to write posts and who my audience really is.  Right now, I’m gearing it to myself, really, and anyone who wants to share in some nostalgia.

So today was that explanation and a few thoughts on the first game in a series I love very much: Final Fantasy 1.  Spoilers and nostalgia within.

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In the End, There Can Be Only One (Hundred and Nineteen)

It has been almost twenty years since Highlander went off the air (1998).  A few years ago, on the 20th anniversary of the start, I meant to do some fandom-things, but as happens, I did not.  It is not the best show, it has so many issues, but I do love it, and why not celebrate what is fun?  I’ve been tempted to do a rewatch of the show, and I have decided I would start (and hopefully maintain) a watching journal as I work my way back through the show, from the episodes I’ve memorized to the episodes I’ve only seen once.  I hope to use this journal to ramble about other shows, games, books, and movies, but if I can get a post for every episode of Highlander, I’ll consider it a victory.

And so, Episode 1, “The Gathering” (following Hulu’s episode order–spoilers for the episode, the series, and anything else inside)

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