A funhouse is a linear sequence of scares. Take it or leave it is the only choice given.

― Max Payne 2

I have no intent on making this blog into just “Elle talks about video games,” but I needed a writing warmup and figured talking about the game I just finished would be fun. So, uh, Elle talks about video games. Cope.

I picked up Evil West at full price on launch day which…normally that’s a bad idea these days, especially considering I’d gone in basically blind. I’m not the greatest at the uh…hype management thing. But I had money to spare and the initial reviews I kept hearing said, in essence, “It’s boring because it’s a PS2 character action game with shiny graphics and nothing else.” Which. That’s a compliment.

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“What do you despise? By this are you truly known.”

― Frank Herbert, Dune

So I mentioned in the introduction post that I was gonna write a post on why I fuckin hate The Witcher, and…I don’t have anything else to do today besides stew in the sweet sweet stench of mald, so I may as well get that one out of the way.

And, of course, if you’re reading this and ab-so-fucking-lutely LOVE The Witcher? Cope? Seethe? Mald? Cry about it? I dunno man. I don’t hate all of the fans, nor am I the type to go mald about it at people unprompted (typically). This is an exception. The Witcher makes me a salty bitch.

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I’m finally putting together a blog for myself, after waffling around with it for years. You can thank finding the domain hack for riakau.la for that, lmfao. So, hi. Welcome to the blog? That’s kinda corny though.

Most of this post will be redundant to most folks since most of y’all seeing this at first will already know who I am and what’s goin’ on with me, but I figure I should have something to point to when people ask “who the fuck are you?” Which feels pretentious as all hell, but I guess that’s what I went to an overpriced liberal arts school for–to get permission to be pretentious and annoying (what’s the difference haaaaaaah).

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