It’s Christmas Eve! That Magical time of year where we all see that one Ace Attorney case on every social media site, everyone is driving or flying or doing “last minute” shopping for some insane reason, and we all collectively celebrate (for those who do celebrate christmas) with some hyperspecific, deeply held, sacred tradition that… Continue reading A Very Story Arc Christmas Post
In the last article, I went over the mood before the seventh generation started, the desperation and fear as the dreaded Shift To HD came. 2003 and 2004 were part of a weird transitory era, where a lot of trends - social, technological, and economic - came to a head. The feel of the era… Continue reading The Seventh Gen Part 3: 2004 – 2008
So in my last piece, I introduced this series and went over the depressingly lacking preservation efforts of the seventh generation. I strongly recommend that you at least read the start of that, to get into the kind of headspace that I’m doing for this series. One of the other reasons I’m writing this is… Continue reading The Seventh Gen Part 2: And So It Begins…
This year, it’s been 15 years since the PS3 first released. Coincidentally, the Playstation 3 came out 15 years after the SNES. Same goes for the Nintendo Wii. The Xbox 360 turned 15 last year. The Seventh Generation of gaming has become retro. It might not feel like it - everything from that gen still… Continue reading Seventh Gen Retrospective Part 1: Preserving The New Retro Games
So you know the drill with this series. Like last time, I listened to a lot of albums this last month, and I'm gonna recommend the ones I like the most. I listened to way less this time. maybe like 20 or 30. I might still have a problem. Out of the loop? Check out… Continue reading DK Recommends: Same amount of albums this time
About a month ago, in late March, I was getting very, very, bored of the music I’ve been listening to. A year stuck inside has made me listen to a lot of music while working, gaming, and all that, and even my old favorites - standby albums and playlists that have kept me sane through… Continue reading DK Recommends: I listened to 81 albums in a month. I don’t recommend that.
This is a sentiment that I’ve been seeing a lot over the past few months, that Shonen Jump, the king of the Japanese shonen magazine pile, is dying. Ok, maybe not dying, but on the way. If not now, then in the next few years the magazine is going to be in a dark place… Continue reading Is Shonen Jump dying? Does it matter?
So first: Happy New Year!! I was the second post on this blog last year, way back in early 2020. Feels like a decade ago now, huh? Anyway, I'm proud to be the first post of 2021! No idea how it happened, but yeah. Cool stuff, huh? Anyway, One Piece. One Piece Chapter 1000. After… Continue reading Unstructured Rambling About One Piece Chapter 1000
So originally, this piece was gonna be a group review of a ton of comic suggestions given by other members of Story Arc. I read a ton of comics and manga, but when it came time to actually write about it, well, my angle didn’t work. It became another unworkable idea to add to the… Continue reading You Really Should Read More Old Manga
Starting back in 1968, Weekly Shonen Jump is now probably one of the biggest comic magazines in the world, moving an average of 1.6 million magazines last year. This is in no small part thanks to the wide variety of series that run in the magazine, including some of the most popular comics of all… Continue reading Every new manga in Shonen Jump, Reviewed
Periodically someone floats the idea of raising game prices from the ancient standard of sixty dollars. And so everyone online has to put in their two cents. The most recent discussion has been triggered by 2K Sports raising the price of the upcoming NBA 2K21 to $70, leading people to suspect that the next generation… Continue reading 70 Bucks for a new game? I hope not.
First off, we’re doing a FF5 stream later today, which you really should watch! here is the Story Arc twitch channel, we should be live at 4 pm PST / 7 PM EST You, reader of The Story Arc, have probably heard of Weekly Shonen Jump, right? The manga magazine where many of the most… Continue reading Blazing Transfer Student Review: Chaotic Comedy