The Professional Gamer - August 30, 2019

The Professional Gamer - August 30, 2019

Wow, I’ve had a busy but very fun week here. After all, last weekend was Nan Desu Kan, so I have a huge pile of audio to work through and post to the post feed. Speaking of podcasts, I posted two new episodes already this week. Did you catch them? Other than that, my Tuesday night dinner group has decided to start watching old anime. For each of us, there are several shows that we didn’t watch when they originally aired. In each case, at least one other person in the group would insist that the show was essential. And, I’ve been making some effort to get back into seasonal anime. So, let’s talk about some anime, eh?

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The Professional Gamer - August 12, 2019

Hi folks! I had a great vacation and was back ready to work. Then promptly got smashed by all the work waiting for me when I got back to the office on Tuesday. It’s been a long week. And, on top of that I forgot to get the podcast episodes set to autopost to the main feed the way I had intended. So, I’m a week behind posting the podcasts now, even though I went through the effort of editing them. Anyways, you can start listening them now. Now then, what have I been doing? Lots of little things I guess. Let’s start.

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Colorado Anime Fest - Cosplay Contest Judging

Colorado Anime Fest - Cosplay Contest Judging

At this year’s Colorado Anime Fest I had the wonderful opportunity to view and photograph the cosplay judging process. For me this was a definitive first and gave me a whole new insight into the hard work and detail that goes into these costumes, some that I would never have noticed before.

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The Professional Gamer - April 6, 2019

Gonna be a short article this week, cause I was out doing field work and only found one night this whole week to play a little bit of Starcraft II and then watched the finale of Mob Psycho 100. There isn’t anything really interesting to report about in Starcraft, so let’s go straight to Mob. Spoilers ahead. I’m going to be posting my thoughts on the whole series, and while I won’t be providing a plot synopsis, I will be discussing what happens.

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The Professional Gamer - February 18, 2019

Hello faithful readers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Professional Gamer. Last week, I spent a lot of time talking about Mod Psycho 100 and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. I haven’t watched Slime yet this week. And as I discussed last week, I may not end up watching it at all. What did I do? Keep reading to find out. Just a reminder, spoilers for current season anime below. If you aren’t caught up, you may want to do that before you continue reading.

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The Professional Gamer - February 9, 2019

Well, this has been a fun end to a week. I had a quick day trip out to Albuquerque (via plane) to have a look at a project site. I'll be posting this on Saturday afternoon, but as of late on Friday, I'm on a train heading from the Denver Airport back to my house. In other news, I caught back up on the seasonal anime. Well, for the most part. I have one more episode of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime to watch. Come to think of it, I guess I'm not actually watching a whole lot of anime this season. I'd change that, but it might mean watching some of the shows that, at least on first appearance, seem a little trashy. This intro has gone on long enough, let's get to the meat. Spoilers abound for Mob Psycho 100 and Slime; you have been warned.

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Anime Review - Rising of the Shield Hero

Anime Review - Rising of the Shield Hero

Rising of the Shield Hero is a recent entry in the anime isekai (person pulled into another world) genre, although the light novel was originally released in 2013 in Japan and 2015 here in the States. The plot of the story is that 4 heroes were summoned to a world of sword and sorcery to combat waves of enemies and save the world (dun dun duuuunnnnn). Each of these heroes are granted a legendary weapon that they need to level; The Sword, The Bow, The Spear, and the Shield. By being bestowed one of these items you are forbidden from using anything other then it for combat. And the stage is now set for the adventure to begin.

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The Professional Gamer - January 25, 2019

Righty-o everyone! Glad to see you back for another post. This week has been a fair amount of doing chores around the house. I had Monday off, and spent most of it working with Crystal to clean up part of our kitchen: tidying and organizing so that it is easier for us to find the things that we need. Other than that, I watched some more of my wife playing through Dragon Quest XI, and then I played a bit of Elite: Dangerous on a few days. Other than that, all I’ve really done is watch more of Avatar. Let’s talk about it.

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