Briarhenge: Under reconstruction

  • XCOM 2, Linux, and Mods

    I run Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon and I’m enjoying the explosion of games available for the platform. One of these is XCOM 2. (A current release! Oh, be still my fluttering heart!) Vanilla, the game ran just fine, but I’m not a vanilla sort of girl. I crave mods. Sweet, juicy mods that enhance the […]

  • Finding an old friend

    While rummaging through my shelves and crates to find empty three-ring binders, I found one old binder stuffed full with notes and drawings for an old novel in progress under the working title of Interregnum. Nestled among the pages was a printed copy of the story. This particular copy of Interregnum was the last complete […]

  • Gugure! Kokkuri-san: Episode 01 Review

    Gugure! Kokkuri-san: Episode 01 Review

    Our selected anime today is Gugure! Kokkuri-san, streaming at Crunchyroll. Here’s the summary as Crunchyroll tells it:  Kohina Ichimatsu, the self-proclaimed doll, called out the fox ghost Kokkuri-san with a suspicious incantation! But it was a story of the past where Kokkuri-san was able to answer any question you had. Nowadays, it relies on a […]

  • Karen Senki: Episodes 01 and 02 Review

    Karen Senki: Episodes 01 and 02 Review

    Our selected anime today is Karen Senki, streaming at Crunchyroll. Here’s the summary as Crunchyroll tells it:  Karen leads the human resistance group, “11”. Having lost her little sister Touka in the war against these evolving machines, Karen’s strong motivation to save humanity is personal and raging for victory. Slowly growing distant and detached to […]

  • Akatsuki no Yona: Episode 01

    Akatsuki no Yona: Episode 01

    Our selected anime for review today is Akatsuki no Yona, streaming at Crunchyroll. Here’s the summary as Crunchyroll tells it: Currently, Hiryuu Palace has no one else next in line for the throne other than the fifteen year old princess, Yona, who had been raised with care. Finally, the night of her sixteenth birthday arrives. […]

  • Archeage Beta Impressions

    Does it live up to the hype? As with most other games, the answer is no. Not that it’s a bad thing. It’s just not my thing. tl;dr summary: This is a Korean grinder with an interesting economy mechanic – if you’re a paying “patron”. Otherwise, it’s just a Korean grinder. If you have the […]

  • Black Mark Book Four: Treasure and Tribulation

    The newest release for the Black Mark series is live! Who said work as a translator was safe? This is war! In the fourth installment of the thrilling Black Mark series, the sly Azarola joins the aviatrix Audra’s multinational team in a race against time to decipher a cryptic message and recover an extraordinary relic […]

  • Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin

    『Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno / The Legend Ends』 Trailer (English) Normally, I’m not too interested in live action adaptations of manga/anime, but these two upcoming films have my attention. One, it’s the Kyoto arc of Rurouni Kenshin, and two, it actually looks decently done. The characters are recognizable without much alteration from their original designs, […]

  • Quick Update

    So, where have the reviews been? We tried to get through the first episodes of the Winter 2014 knockout list and ended up despairing for humanity. There are other things we need to do instead of torturing ourselves with bad anime for twelve weeks. Instead, I followed Log Horizon and AstralRuby followed Samurai Flamenco. I […]

  • Mecha-Fish!

      Years ago, my then roommate had a betta fish that I wanted to make something like this for. He was such a lonely fish and often looked like he wanted to follow us. In one of my old sketchbooks, there’s some drawings of a fish-controlled tank on wheels. That someone else had the same […]

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