Status Updates

  • May 18th, 2022
    Today was the first time that I kind of pushed myself to finish my playthrough recordings so I’d be on track to upload them this week. My commentaries for them felt a bit strange and I felt a little disappointed I wasn’t as “into it” as I normally am.
    Upon thinking on it further however, I see they came out the way they did because I’m trying to keep to a schedule. And while it is nice to make things when you only feel the urge, I really want to try and make consistent content which does mean you have will have to work sometimes when you don’t necessarily want to.
    With that perspective in mind, I felt really satisfied with how it all turned out now. I hope I’m able to keep this effort up!

  • May 10th, 2022
    I changed my mind about using the Twitter widget on my site, and reverted it back to the way it was . My original intention for the change was to make it easier and more convenient for myself to post updates on the website, but I found myself not even tweeting due to fear of tripping the sensors that make you lose access to your account. Plus, I still don’t care to see the constant barrage of trendy crap in your face.
    All in all, as annoying as it is, I prefer this old school style of updates. And even though it doesn’t get the same attention, I love having this slice of net to myself and to call my own.

  • 3:15am Apr. 26, 2022
    So I traded the time I would’ve used to play Metroid Prime 2 and watch Cowboy Bebop in order to do graphic work and watch The Ninth Gate.
    Weirdest trade-off ever?

  • 11:09pm Feb. 20, 2022
    I had the bright idea recently to create a third channel. Yes, ANOTHER one despite barely being consistent on the other two. This one, however, is meant to be a more laidback channel, focused on short videos with very little editing (or effort 🙂 It is called DarioPhantom Chronicles, and I’ve have added it to the front page of the site.
    I’ve found myself for a few years now recording miscellaneous gameplay or random life moments but I never do anything with them, so I thought it’d be fun to just upload some as bite-sized updates. In addition, I have made new profile pictures/logos for my channels. Within the week, I hope to make banners for their main pages too.

    I’m so excited; I’m closer than I’ve ever been to realizing these longtime dreams of mine. Definitely no stopping now!

  • 11:28am Jan. 20, 2022
    The good news is that since the New Year, my attitude and focus have been strong. The bad news is that there is so much I wanna do! Along with my themed video series ideas and written articles, I really want to work on losing weight (who doesn’t, right?) and drawing. It feels like there’s not enough hours in the day, but I’d take that feeling over regretting that I wasted time.
    In addition to somewhat consistently posting my Pokemon Yellow playthrough, I was writing last night about the charm that my favorite websites had back then and one of the points I made was about how they seemed to ‘purposefully exist’; existing for a reason and fulfilling a role. Nowadays, it seems like many people make a website because ‘that’s what you’re supposed to do’ as a creator, along with having a Twitter/Facebook/TikTok, etc. But for myself? I always wanted to make a space that was as interesting as the places I’d discover online. I don’t believe I’ll ever reach that goal, but aiming for it will be enough for me!
    On that note, it’s still kinda early so I guess I should begin on my OTHER goal of working out more…

  • 9:34 pm Sept. 18, 2021
    Had a few months go by where I haven’t updated the website (sadly). HOWEVER, I recently just got the format outlined for the next three projects I’m going to work on alongside my playthroughs. Sounds daunting but I feel more motivated than ever!

    In the meantime, I just started playing Sonic Adventure DX; it’s a shame that I have to step back in time to find “new” games for me to play…

  • 11:02pm May 30, 2021
    While playing Final Fantasy X-2 just now, I came across an early game boss that I wasn’t able to steamroll past. I actually had to grind in the area (carefully, since some of the enemies were stronger than me) in order to be strong enough. The idea annoyed me at first but I felt very satisfied once I was able to win. 

    This game was made in 2003, a time where graphics improved greatly but older gameplay elements like grinding were still used commonly. I don’t doubt they’re still difficult RPGs out there but I haven’t heard or played any in recent years that have the fine balance between time and determination.

    It’s funny, I never imagined the day where I’d be the old gamer yearning for yesteryear, yet here we are.

  • 11:44pm May 12, 2021
    It’s been quite a while, but if all goes well, I should FINALLY be able to finish the next episode of my Pokemon Yellow playthrough within the next couple days. I’ve barely just started having some of my free time back yesterday and really only because I slightly sprained my ankle so I had to stay off of it. Thankfully, it should be fully healed by tomorrow and I can finally look at getting somewhat back on track. I’ve had the odd occasion here and there to watch or play something but not much else.

    Despite a lot of my time and energy being taken up by moving, building, and cleaning, I don’t feel like the time has been wasted. There’s something to take away from all of this, am just not fully sure what it is yet…

  • 1:28am April 30th, 2021
    Have a lot of big ideas in the pipeline, and sadly won’t be able to execute them anytime soon. 😦 But on the bright side, I found an old CRT television off the side of the road and I can’t wait to integrate the bad boy into my gaming setup! There’s so much I want to do that even though I’m not doing all of it, I’m happy to at least do some of it. Quite strange.

  • 1:08am April 16th, 2021
    It was the first day in a long while where I was able to sit down and do whatever without being bothered. Watched a bunch of movies while getting to the end of Metroid Prime. Also, gonna try to read more of “A Princess of Mars”  before I go to bed.

  • 5:24pm Mar. 31, 2021
    Had a pretty productive day out at the park: Lots of writing, walking, and some reading. Also, these lunch bags from the store make me feel like a kid again. TOO much like a kid…

  • 2:54am Mar. 16, 2021
    Was up late, playing Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic while watching Star Trek: Enterprise.
    Am I committing some sort of sin?

  • 2:29pm Mar. 11, 2021
    Finally getting around to “updating” my website. Man, this stuff is a lot of work! Hopefully this time I set aside for it goes to good use. I’ve gained a bit more respect for people who do this stuff on a daily basis.

  • 11:22pm Feb. 18, 2021
    In the midst of trying to record a new playthrough, I found out my capture card no longer worked on Windows newest update…great news, huh? But thankfully (through much troubleshooting), I was finally able to get things back in working order! I wanted to celebrate, only to realize all I did was get things to function just like it did before.
    Moral of the story: Never update your software!

  • 1:59pm Feb. 2, 2021
    Looking outside my window, listening to the FF7 soundtrack “Wutai”…not only am I reminiscing about playing the game, but also about where my mind was back then and where I wanted to be.
    Even though it was over a decade ago now, does that mean it’s too late to accomplish those young desires?