Anime and High School


If you weren’t aware, I’m 17 and going to be starting 12th grade this September. I have also been watching anime since I was a wee boy. I became more active with it once I reached 8th grade. Now let me get to my point.

I would watch anime like Shakugan no Shana and compare myself to how old they were. As fictional characters they were older than me! Same with Persona and other stuff I was watching/playing at the time. Although now, I am either as old, or older than all of these high school characters! It’s so weird.

I still play Persona from time to time, and now I’m older than most of the characters! I got older than them, as they remained the same. (I mean unless we consider persona 4 arena and and and) AHEM. Anyway, now I’m able to relate to a lot of the struggles these characters have. Mainly concerning college, motivation, dreams, finding the path we truly want to lead and other big kid life talks. I have the general idea, but I’m still struggling to find where exactly I belong. What’s really interesting, is how much anime has legitimately made an impact/helped me indirectly. And I mean overall, relating these characters on as simple of a level as just being the same age, or doing similar stuff comes to mind as well.

Then I start thinking, “What happens when I get older? Will I be able to relate and enjoy such anime if I’m not in high school or college?” Maybe I will, maybe I won’t. Even anime set in one place can offer many different views and events, even if it’s just a bunch of high school kids. I won’t deny, it’ll definitely make me feel weird and probably old. That’s the fun of it though, going in for the bittersweet nostalgia. Hopefully by then I can say I’m having even more fun than I did when I was their age. But hey, I’m only 17, I got a ways to go and a heck of a lot of work to do.

Credits to HidaSketchx365 Episode 9 2nd half, for prompting me to feel like writing this. HidaSketch makes me do feel like doing stuff like this sometimes. I thank it for that. Maybe I’ll write about it another time. Maybe.

Anyway! Hope this was coherent for something I just spontaneously wrote at 3:30 in the morning. Goodnight!


The Games I Beat in 2012

Hello and happy new year! As you can see I made no posts or wrote anything as I said I would, sadly. It’s not like this level of incompetence is new for me but it is still agitating. ALTHOUGH, I am going to throw together a list of what I have beaten this year, because that seems fun. This is all based off of my “Memory Card” on You can find the link to my Backloggery in the Links section. Many of these games were not completely played through in 2012. As in, I got Demons Souls in 2010 but didn’t finish it until 2012.

  • Vanquish and inFamous (1/1)
  • Super Mario 3D Land (1/10)
  • Metroid: Zero Mission (1/23)
  • Metal Gear Solid (1/28)
  • Castlevania (2/11)
  • Rayman Origins (2/19)
  • Metal Gear Solid 2 HD (March?)
  • Mother 3 (3/3)
  • Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (3/12)
  • Rayman 2 (3/26)
  • Katawa Shoujo (Rin, Lilly) (Somewhere between May and June)
  • Kirby’s Adventure (Replay) 3D (4/5)
  • Shadow of the Colossus (Replay) HD (4/8)
  • Kid Icarus 3D (4/10)
  • Portal 2 (4/21)
  • Gunstar Super Heroes (5/5)
  • Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament (5/6)
  • Devil May Cry 3 (5/10)
  • Journey (5/13)
  • Tales of Graces f (5/30)
  • Jet Grind Radio (6/1)
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD (6/11)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga (6/15)
  • Digital: A Love Story (6/16)
  • Lone Survivor (6/17)
  • Killer 7 (6/22)
  • don’t take it personally, babe, it just ain’t your story (6/29)
  • Ico HD (July)
  • The Idolm@ster SP: Perfect Sun (7/10)
  • Grief Syndrome (7/17)
  • Corpse Party (8/19)
  • Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (9/1)
  • Metroid Fusion (9/18)
  • Mario 64 16-star speedrun (September)
  • No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle (9/28)
  • Demons Souls (9/30)
  • Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga, Super Mario Bros. 3 (October)
  • Rocket Knight Adventures (10/18)
  • Bit.Trip Runner (10/19)
  • Deathsmiles (iOS) (10/27)
  • Professor Layton and the Last Spector (11/1)
  • Persona 4 Arena (Story), Mega Man Maverick Hunter X (replay) (November)