Dynamax Dat Phat Beat! (Pokémon Sword)

Holy crap!! Pokémon sure has come a long way since I peaced out on the series after the Gold/Silver era. I’m in shock and awe over here…

Don’t get me wrong! It’s not like I hated the games after Gold/Silver or anything. Young me just lost interest in the series after that generation for whatever reason.

“Gotta catch ’em all!” was starting to feel way too overwhelming, I guess. I mean, I had a hard enough time keeping tabs on 251… now there’s, what? 800+ types of the lil’ pocket monsters crawling around?? That’s a crazy number that would take forever to acquire. Wow.

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Seriously Geeky Sundays: Romance is in the air

Ugh. International Kissing Day… bah humbug! You crazy kids get offa my lawn with your kissing each other and whatnot.

Kidding! Back before I figured out my sexual orientation, I hated seeing anything to do with romance, to be honest. I’ve never truly desired kissing or sex, and I felt so alone for feeling that way. Thankfully, I got all my love shizz figured out these days!

Did you know? Sexual and romantic attraction are two different things in our brains! They usually align together for most humans, but not always. I’m have no desire for kissing or sex with any gender (asexual), but I do experience the other romantic feelings for rare people of any gender I bond with on a deep emotional level (demiromantic).

I have realized I do want a life partner, but haven’t had very much luck in that love area. The two people I’ve developed my true demiromantic feelings for didn’t return that love, and both chose other people to have a romantic relationship with over me (ow, my poor fragile self-worth). The people who have been attracted to me… well, sadly I felt nothing for them.

Romance is not something to be jealous of, silly brain. I’ve never had a romantic partner and there’s absolutely no rush or need to have one. I’d much rather be alone forever than trapped with someone I don’t truly love and can’t be myself around. Stop being so pushy on single people, society.

Enough about my lack of love life! The awesome Heather over at Just Geeking By started a series of blogging prompts called Seriously Geeky Sundays. This week is all about that romance thing. Definitely check out Heather’s creative prompts and take part in the fun if you want! I’m absolutely loving her questions so far.

So… without anymore intro babbling from me, here are my answers to Just Geeking By’s lovey questions for this week. Thank you, Heather!

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IRL Travels: Liberty and Prosperity, and NYC

What a difference a year can make… just… wow.

Exactly one year ago today, I had no idea what coronaviruses were and excitedly embarked on an aircraft alone to venture off on my first ever international trip. I chose to take my first steps off of Canadian soil in the good ol’ USA. More specifically, the great State of New Jersey (which gets far too much hate, in my opinion) and a whirlwind walking tour of New York City.

The major goal of the trip was to meet some cool online buddies in reality for the first time. I was also in the middle of a panicked health scare and there was no time like the present to see more things. That trip was honestly the best few days of my entire life, and I’ll treasure the memories I made there for the rest of my life. ❤

I even got a badass souvenir tattoo while I was there: A pink dragon with New Jersey’s state motto “Liberty and Prosperity” under it. I can’t really convey into words the special meaning behind it. I just know I’ll never stop smiling whenever I look at it.

I have a new appreciation for how hard it is to take a decent photo of my own arm.

I loved meeting the good people of the USA. I felt so welcomed in New Jersey. It breaks my heart when I think of the current cataclysmic situations unfolding there now. A year ago might as well have been another lifetime on a different planet. I’m grateful I got to see some of the USA at its best, and I know my beloved American friends will get through this. Sending all my love across the border, eh!

To honor the anniversary of that awesome trip, here’s a travel log style article detailing my wonderful days spent there.

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Ex-BFFs: A Coping Guide From Painful XP

Many of us are blessed to have best friends in our lives. You know those cool people that we just click with and accumulate wonderful experiences alongside? Having a supportive BFF at your back is seriously the best thing ever.

What is the definition of a BFF, anyway? To me, this is someone you strongly relate to, can talk about absolutely anything with, would punch anyone for, and someone you will always love unconditionally.

They’re there for you in your darkest moments, and you’re there for them in theirs. Merely talking to them makes you smile and gives you comfort. They become as important to us as family members. Soul friends, as one of my best friends likes to put it.

Never in a million years could you ever imagine such a strong emotional bond being broken. Just like in all the cheesy stories, the power of true friendship can overcome anything, right??

Wrong!!

Sadly, harsh reality begs to differ. We are all human beings, and all human beings create drama. Longstanding close connections you took for granted can be nuked beyond repair in the blink of an eye. It’s those feelz, man.

Human emotions are the complex and messy elements in any relationship equation. When incompatible mental health issues meet, it can be comparable to the reactions that occur when fire touches ice or lightning strikes water.

None of these elements are inherently good or bad; they just clash.

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June 2020 – Asundered!

Yes, I am aware asundered isn’t a word, but I don’t care! My website, my word rules. Ha! Anyway, welcome to my monthly wrap-up article! Let’s see what went down in my online life during these past 28-31 days…

Hello, nice sunny summer weather! That’s something positive in a sea of never-ending depressing news, for sure. Ugh… dat news, tho.

Racism, fascism, pandemics, mass murders, once beloved billionaire authors are actually ignorant TERFs, meth-gators… what the actual fuck, 2020? I’m forcing myself to stop paying attention to everything and just lolsob in frustrated anger in all directions. At least my own personal problems seem pretty freaking insignificant nowadays. Those have been flaring up again too, sadly.

This year is extra challenging for almost every human roaming the earth. People are needlessly dying and hate seems to be rising, but we got this! We will get through this. Good will always win at the end of the day. Keep fighting for what’s right, support who you can, and love will prevail in the end. Black lives matter!! Trans lives matter!!

This whole blogging thing is certainly becoming more and more important to me as the months go on. Here’s the recap of what went down in Ace Asunder’s 4th month of existing on the internet!

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My Shiny New Gaming PC

This year is just… infinitely depressing and disappointing for so many personal and global reasons. It has been hard to hold onto happiness while my own world and the actual world seems to be continuously crashing down around me.

That’s how it is, though. Life can be brutally unfair to all of us sometimes. It’s best to just embrace that fact rather than let the struggle against the things you can’t change destroy you.

Yeah… needless to say, I needed a fun distraction from all the drama going down.

I had two trips planned this year that obviously got cancelled for coronapocalypse related reasons. Instead of “wisely” investing the returned monies into an uncertain future, I decided to blow it all on fancy components for a new gaming PC and build it all by myself!

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Seriously Geeky Sundays: Technology

Happy birthday Alan Turing!

Turing, for those unaware, was an awesome British mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and theoretical biologist. He is widely known as the father of modern computing to boot. I owe him quite a lot of thanks, then!

Those who can imagine anything, can create the impossible.

Alan Turing

I can’t imagine my life without computers, technology, and the super important online friend connections I’ve met via social media. Also, excuse me for a few minutes while I gawk in awe at the fancy new gaming PC I built last weekend.

And I’m back! The awesome Heather over at Just Geeking By started a series of blogging prompts called Seriously Geeky Sundays. This week is all about fictional technology in honor of Turing’s birthday. Definitely check out Heather’s creative prompts and take part in the fun if you want! I’m absolutely loving her questions so far.

So… without anymore intro babbling from me, here are my answers to Just Geeking By’s techy questions for this week. Thank you, Heather!

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Play-Along: To the Moon (Minisode 1 and 2)

Time to Loot’s official Play-Along of To the Moon collaboration is now complete! The two Minisode DLC packs are very, very short (putting the “mini” in “minisode” for sure), yet offer so many complex questions about this game’s universe. Hm.

Whoa is right, Neil…

So let’s jump right into this and answer the two final event questions! Many, many thanks to the awesome Naithin for putting this event together. It was a great excuse to finally play this game! You can also check out my answers to Act 1, Act 2 and Act 3 if you’re at all interested in my thoughts on the whole game.

!!!SPOILER WARNING!!!

This goes Without SAying, probably, but just in case: The rest of this article will Totally Ruin To The Moon if you haven’t played it yet!
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The Great Blog Crawl: Redux and Rescheduled

2020, Year of… just hurry up and be 2021 already. Ahem.

Due to the recent, um, catastrophes and injustices plaguing our world, Later Levels and I decided to move the stream date for The Great Blog Crawl Virtual Pub Event. There were plights needed more attention and it just didn’t feel right to celebrate while the good fight for equality spread across the globe (#BlackLivesMatter!!).

So update your calendars! We’ve moved the stream date to July 18th, 2020. Head on over to the Later Levels Twitch channel then, and we’ll drink, play video games, and divvy out all the shiny quiz awards!

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