I know this blog is called my "Personal Blog," but I try not to get too personal with what I write here; after all, this is a public forum, and soon will be a portfolio of sorts when I finish some of the things I'm working on (at least to the point that I can begin to share more related information, pictures, videos, and so forth), and I don't want personal things tied to that. Who knows, it could get me in trouble in the future.
I used to have another blog which was somewhat popular, by my standards - I had a few subscribers, anyway. I posted much more personal content there, and as such, posted more frequently. Especially during those awkward high school years. That was discovered by a few people I know in real life, which was, to say the least, embarrassing, and taught me a valuable lesson - I don't need to tie my personal life with my professional life.
So this is the CuzitProductions "Personal" blog. Personal in the sense of I may talk about something that happened to me during the day. Personal in the sense of I may talk about planned future projects or progession on current projects. Not personal in the sense of getting too in-depth in emotion or discussing extremely private topics.
That said, there are some opinions I may discuss periodically, this being my only personal blog at the moment. I hope these things won't affect me too much; all things considered, the target demographic with the things I work on probably would tend to agree with - or at the very least, not become upset by - the opinions I hold. Hell, the game I'm currently planning has a storyline that revolves around an opinion I have that will, should I finish the project and it receives any attention, spark much controversy.
To usher in more content, I'm going to initally focus on reviews. It's the easiest stuff to do, and will hopefully garner at least a few RSS subscribers. The other big things I'm working on will take a long time - maybe even up to a year - before I can even consider releasing related media, such as screenshots, and even longer to actually release a product. Partly because I'm currently in college, not some middle-aged self-employed white guy who can work all day programming something (and I don't say that with any offense intended towards middle-aged self-employed white males - I may wind up being one of you some day, for all I know - wouldn't be a terrible life, really. It would just have terribly unreliable pay).
Currently planned reviews:
- Basically, all games I'm currently planning or intend to play/replay soon, such as:
- Wild ARMs 5 (currently playing)
- White Knight Chronicles (intend to play in the near future, I'm iffy about this game, and whether I should review what I've played, even if I don't like it).
- Eternal Sonata (already played it, going to play it again soon to 1000/1000 Achievements, so I really just need to write the review).
- Mafia II
- Chrono Trigger (retro review)
- Chrono Cross (owned it for years and just never beat it)
- Each main Final Fantasy game, as well as a few spin-offs, such as Dissidia and Tactics. I've been a huge fan of Final Fantasy all of my life, and was very disappointed with the direction Square-Enix took the series in - but I'll save that for the reviews. I'm hoping this may be a big draw, if I can gather some return visitors, the Final Fantasy reviews will be a pretty big releases to look forward to. Worked for Spoony, anyway, heh.
- I still haven't played Last Remnant, so who knows, I might review that.
- A few more recent games I haven't gotten the chance to play yet (either for financial reasons, it being too popular to get a copy of through GameFly, or the game hasn't released yet), such as L.A. Noire and Catherine.
- I may do a review of a movie I've strongly liked or disliked, for a bit of variety, but I care very little for movies, so I likely won't be doing too many movie reviews.
- A few books:
- Lolita, by Vladmir Nabokov. Possibly a controversial review. I have not read this book, as of this writing.
- Stephen King's works in general - I'm a fan (though he has a few duds), but it would take a long time to review everything he's done, as I haven't even read them all yet.
- Both Cosmos and The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan
- There are more, but none are leaping to me right now. A few Stephen Kings, the two previously mentioned Sagan books, and Lolita are all on my currently reading/read next list. I have a ton of books, so I may review some I've already read when I'm digging for material or review books I read in the future as I read them.
- A few other things, such as Linux distributions, software, and whatnot. I also occasionally post reviews of restaurants on Yelp.
- I have a few planned video reviews. I would love to do a video review version of Resonance of Fate, and the Final Fantasy games will each warrant a video review. I don't intend to record footage of the games and talk over it (though I may use footage stolen from Youtube for visual demonstration, if need-be), nor do I intend to script the reviews (outside of a general list of "talk about this, then this, then that"). They will mainly just be me rambling in front of a camera. Some people like to see videos like this, some don't. It's a very strongly mixed demographic. It also depends on who the speaker is, I find (and maybe I'll discover I'm just not cut out for the camera). For example, I have a friend who claims he misses TheAmazingAtheist's long, drawn-out, hour-long ramble-fests he used to upload periodically, but when I told this same friend about TheSpoonyOne, who scoffed at the fact that Spoony's videos are typically half an hour long, at least, and sometimes an hour or longer. Maybe I just have the voice and face to ramble about things in front of a camera and be successful.... We'll find out.
And even if it doesn't work out, making a video or two will probably be a little fun.
I added two new pages to the website. Their primary function, as of now, are placeholders. As some of my projects progress a bit more, I'll use those pages to leave permanent bits of related information - maybe even a screenshot.
The text review of Resonance of Fate is now up! You can see it on the Reviews blog. An imageless, videoless, formatless version is (well, should be, whenever it gets accepted) on GameFAQs. And a video review may soon follow (maybe)!
If you like my rambling or liked my reviews, give me a shot and bookmark the page or subscribe to the RSS feed. You'll get a few more of my updates, and maybe you'll like me enough to stick around. I sure hope so!