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Around the Network

Hello everyone! You’ve probably noticed it’s been fairly quiet around here of late, so I wanted to make sure I got back on with doing these Around the Network posts to keep you all updated with what I’m up to.

For those who weren’t aware, I’m now the editor over at Rice Digital, a site that focuses on Japanese and Asian popular entertainment and culture, with a particular focus on video games. You’ll find my writing over there every day — this doesn’t leave me a whole ton of time or energy to work on MoeGamer, however, which is why the pace of posts has slowed down a bit over here!

I’m still keeping the Atelier MegaFeature going, though, and I will be continuing with the Fatal Rewind MegaFeature in the coming weeks, too — just need to make some time for it. In the meantime, be sure to go support my work (and that of the great writers working with me!) over at Rice Digital every day — I look forward to seeing you there! So let’s catch up on what you might have missed in the last week.

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An Important Update

Hello everyone, just a relatively quick one today, as I wanted to update you on a few things.

As you’ll know if you’ve been paying attention recently, I have a new day job working over at Rice Digital as the editor. It is, not to put too fine a point on it, a dream job. I spend my days getting paid to write things, make videos and go through other people’s work with a virtual red pen. I hope those of you who have stopped by have enjoyed what I’ve been doing over there — there’s plenty more to come!

Taking on that role has led me to think carefully about a few things, though, so I wanted to outline exactly what I’ve been pondering recently — and let you know what that means for my “passion projects” around the Internet.

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Around the Network

Sunday evening, and the living is eas– wait, that’s not how that goes.

I’m sleepy! I haven’t had a particularly busy weekend but I did have a fairly packed working week, and thus it’s been nice to just have a fairly laid-back weekend where I didn’t need to worry about anything in particular. So I didn’t. We had a nice Chinese takeaway, I played some Atelier and Final Fantasy, and life is good.

So with a comfy air of satisfied tiredness about me, let’s look back over what you might have missed in the last week.

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Around the Network

Good evening everyone! I have some exciting news that you may not know if you didn’t see on Twitter: I’m now the site editor of Rice Digital, which you can find at https://ricedigital.co.uk.

This is an actual proper day job that I’m getting paid for, so you’ll be seeing plenty of my stuff over there in the daytime — be sure to follow for the latest updates! MoeGamer won’t be going anywhere, though; the focus of both Rice and MoeGamer is quite different despite the overlapping subject matter, so you’ll still see stuff in both places. I have that Atelier MegaFeature to finish, after all!

In simple terms, you’ll likely see more “current” stuff on Rice, while MoeGamer will continue to deep-dive into stuff that’s been around for a while. Between the two, you should find everything you’d ever want to know about RPGs, visual novels, retro games and everything in between. So let’s take a look at what you might have missed this week!

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Happy New Year! (2021 Edition)

Happy new year to you all! What a year it was, too, eh? Hopefully you all had some sort of opportunity to let your hair down a bit last night — while staying safe (in every sense of the word) of course.

I stayed in and played original Xbox games while my wife played Jackbox Party Pack with some friends she hasn’t had the opportunity to speak to, let alone see, for a very long time now. We also had a Chinese takeaway, much like last year. I am 100% fine with these arrangements.

I’m not going to spend too long talking about stuff today, but I do want to outline a few things I have planned for the year coming up. Hit the jump to find out more!

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A Very Merry Christmas! 2020 Edition EX Plus Alpha

Hello everyone, and a very merry Christmas to you all, unless you celebrate something else around this time of year, in which case happy whatever that is.

2020 has been a big challenge for everyone, so I hope over this most festive of holidays you’re able to take a step back from the chaos in the world and have a day or two of pure relaxation and enjoyment — preferably with family and/or loved ones if you’re in a part of the world where that is something you’re allowed to do!

This week’s posting schedule is a bit wonky due to holidays and the like, but you can expect the next episode of the Atelier MegaFeature tomorrow! In the meantime, let’s do the obligatory Christmas Roundup Post! Join me after the jump for some festive funtimes.

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Around the Network

Happy Sunday everyone, and I hope you’re all doing well today. It’s been a relatively uneventful week here at MoeGamer Towers, though I am very pleased to welcome two new Patrons to the fold. If you want to join them and be super-awesome, check out my Patreon page.

Some of you may have noticed a few ads appearing here and there on MoeGamer. This is something I’ve wanted to avoid doing for as long as possible, but I’m at a point where certain things on the site do such good daily traffic it seems silly not to be able to get a bit of income from it. With that in mind, I’m running a short experiment to see exactly how much I could stand to earn from a bit of advertising on the site. Said ad income will, of course, be invested directly back into the site — and if the ads prove to be obtrusive or annoying, I’ll switch them off. Please also let me know if you see anything inappropriate!

Thank you for your understanding on that — though I must say when I raised this on Twitter the other day, everyone was surprisingly positive about it anyway, so perhaps I was overthinking things! Anyway, suffice to say nothing will change about what I do here; this will remain a strictly clickbait- and hatebait-free zone — it’s just now I might be able to cover a few expenses a little easier! We’ll see. Anyway, enough of that, let’s get on with looking at what you might have missed in the last week!

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Around the Network

Good morning everyone! I have a podcast to edit, but I thought I’d get this done before I spend all day editing and end up too exhausted to write anything coherent at 11pm. So here we are!

It’s been a pretty eventful week for world events, huh? And I suspect the chaos isn’t quite over as yet, but at least things are moving along in one way or another. I’d like to remind everyone that you’re all welcome here if you want a break from the barrage of noise that is the rest of the Internet; I’m just here to talk about good ol’ video games, so come hang out and chat about what I’ve been writing about this week!

And on that note, let’s check out exactly what I have been writing about this week; hit the jump to explore what you might have missed.

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Around the Network

Good evening everyone! I’ve just finished editing a monster episode of The MoeGamer Podcast, which should be with you tomorrow assuming my computer doesn’t explode overnight while rendering or anything.

I joke, but on more than one occasion I have come downstairs of a morning to discover my computer had forgotten what these mysterious things called “hard drives” or “Microsoft Windows” were, so I probably shouldn’t tempt fate. Anyway, all being well, there will be a podcast for your eyes and ears to enjoy tomorrow.

In the meantime, let’s look back at what you might have missed this week.

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I’m Not Okay: Speaking Frankly About Mental Health, Frustration and Ambition

Hello, dear readers. I’m going to take you a bit “behind the curtain” today, as there are some things I need to talk about for the sake of my own wellbeing.

Oddly enough, the last time I talked about this stuff was at roughly the same time last year, so I’m not sure if there’s something in the air in August or what… but regardless, apologies in advance if I end up going over any of the same ground, which I probably will.

Normal business will resume tomorrow, but for today… indulge me if you will, please. These things are important to talk about.

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