Yep, still here.

I was meaning to pick back up on writing regularly after life wound down toward the end of November. Unfortunately, I wasn’t so lucky. My work schedule got thrown off considerably, and I’ve been stuck working nights for the last week. I’ve still got one more week of this, so I’m sleeping during the day and working through the night. I haven’t been able to write near as much as I’d like. Most of my free time has been spent trying to play video games, and to get caught up on this year’s releases. I’m currently working on Darksiders 2, and I’m trying to find a comfortable block of time to go back to Dark Souls. I’m also playing  a lot of Persona 4: The Golden, and loving every moment of it. I have a lot of things I really want to write about, but time hasn’t exactly allowed for it. It really sucks.

To add insult to injury, the NaNoWriMo project had to be abandoned after making it about a fifth of the way into it. The main file with over 10k worth of words got corrupted, so I lost a lot of progress. I still have a lot of my notes, but going back and rewriting all that I had done just took some wind out of my sails. I’m still a little bummed out about that, but it isn’t the end of the world. Perhaps I’ll go back to it at some point, but for now I’m really just not into it.

In other news, I just bought a brand new, in box Game Boy Micro, something I’ve been wanting for a long time. I’m very excited about it, even though it cost me slightly more than I wanted to pay for it. I love the Game Boy Advance, and portables really are the best way for me to play video games these days. After selling my DS Lite, I haven’t had a way to play my GBA games, and the Micro is just a really cool piece of tech. It’s really cool in a gadget sort of way. It is a Nintendo portable that will stand the test of time as far as design goes. Really, I’m just excited to replay Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow again.

I haven’t been completely quiet though. I did write a review for New Super Mario Bros. U, which was a new experience. Reviews aren’t my strong point, and they’re something I’m gradually trying to get a better grasp on. I also wrote a very revealing, personal piece about Catherine over on the Destructoid community blogs, but I didn’t feel quite right posting it here. I’m still writing, and I’m still trying to find time to fix a layout for new blog stuff. It’s all a mess, one that will hopefully clear up a little bit after the holidays.

I’m still alive. I want to write more, but time isn’t on my side. Regular updates will resume, presumably around Christmas. I have a lot of catching up to do. At the very least, I’m going to try and post something when I get my Game Boy Micro, if only so I can take some nice pictures of with my DSLR and put those up. I’ll be back!