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Fly or Fall in 'Skydive: Proximity Flight'
I approached writing this review with some haste and delay. You see, as a very open-minded gamer with a strong focus on indie games, it pains me when I come across a generally reasonably-reviewed indie game that I simply didn't enjoy - even more-so if I have to review that game based on a free review key.
Skydive: Proximity Flight, developed by Gaijin Entertainment and released on the digital stores of the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360, is a skydiving game that sees you freefalling from the sky in a wingsuit in various game modes. It's a somewhat unusual concept that really piqued my interest when I was contacted about it and watched the trailer, but I felt almost immediately disappointed when I actually handled the game.
Skydive opens with a kickass track on its menu (Second Life by TARSHA) and live-action footage of real skydiving in the background, presenting you with a
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Literature
Review: 'Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch'
The love-child of Level-5 and Studio Ghibli, upcoming 2013 RPG title Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (a PS3 version of Nintendo DS game Ni No Kuni: The Another World of which was not localized in the U.K. due to translation issues) has a lot to live up to, if not just because of past successes.
Level-5 are famed for their best-selling 'Professor Layton' franchise, whilst Studio Ghibli created Oscar-winning animated movie 'Spirited Away' along with some other sensational, critically-acclaimed features. These two working together should make it almost a given that this is something amazing.
Thankfully, that appears to be the case. Official footage released has looked great and, having played the game for over an hour at the recent London Namco-Bandai event, I'm actually more excited for it now than I was beforehand. As the DS version of the game was never released here I've never played it, and shamefully I never looked up anything on it either so my knowledge of it is slim. This is
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Literature
Lady in Wonderland
So Alice, take me by the hand
So Alice, lost in Wonderland
Where Mad Hatter makes you tea
And the door can't find the key
Snatch that bottle from the table
With 'Drink Me' there on the label.
You'll shrink down to a small size
Catch the Rabbit - that's your real prize.
So Alice, where've you been today?
So Alice, where'd you run to play?
Was it down that Rabbit hole
Escaping boredom was your goal?
Follow the Rabbit for a while
Cheshire directs you with a smile
To the throne of the Queen of Hearts
Caught the Rabbit - now the trial starts.
So Alice, where's your Wonderland?
So Alice, do you understand
That there's no real Wonderland
Is your life really all that bland?
You're off of your head!
Off with your head!
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Literature
Take a Sip
Take a sip of this wine
The taste is so divine.
Take a sip of this wine
It may just end your life.
Take a sip of this wine
And love, don't dare decline
To take a sip of this wine.
You think it's poison, but the poison is me.
Intoxicating you with my stench;
The stench of lies
My only disguise.
Imprisoning you with my clench;
The clench of mine
It keeps everything fine.
You're staying here by my side
As if you had a choice - I've got you tied.
I've got you tied, and
Take a sip of this wine
The taste is so divine.
Take a sip of this wine
It may just end your life.
Take a sip of this wine
And love, don't dare decline
To take a sip of this wine.
You think it's poison, but the poison is me.
Turns out the poision is me.
Take a sip, take a sip.
Take a sip, take a sip.
Take a sip, take a sip.
Take a sip, take a sip.
Take a sip of this wine
The taste is so divine.
Take a sip of this wine
It may just end your life.
Take a sip of this wine
And love, don't dare decline
To take a sip of this wine.
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Ohgodwhatisthisidonteven by Toadsanime Ohgodwhatisthisidonteven :icontoadsanime:Toadsanime 36 298
Literature
Various incomplete poems.
Feels like I've danced with the devil
Too many times in my short life.
Stared him straight in his ugly eye
As he stared right back at mine.
And as we danced, he'd whisper in my ear
All about his twisted life.
So he'd say that I'd see him soon,
And I dance with the devil tonight.
---
If roses are red and violets are blue,
then where does that leave me and you?
If curiosity killed the cat,
then maybe you should bring him back.
If two's company and three's a crowd,
then get out because it's getting loud.
---
Good night, sleep tight.
Don't let the bed bugs bite you awake
Because when you wake I'll be gone,
I'll be gone forever.
---
Nobody in the room is breathing
Silently, I shut the valve for the air they breathe in
Stop me, before the room is empty - I am empty.
I feel no human empathy.
---
And the fire that night
Sparked a fire inside of me.
But that fire won't last forever -
Every fire goes out eventually.
---
If life is just a game
Then why can't you reload what happened yesterday?
Ha
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Toadsanime ID. 7 by Toadsanime Toadsanime ID. 7 :icontoadsanime:Toadsanime 11 86
Literature
Ring, Ring
I sit at home, alone, listening to the radio,
Trying to drown out my thoughts and screams.
Whilst sitting there, I thought about my future
How it would end; the pain, my life, my dreams.
Ring, Ring
'Pick up the phone.
I know you're home because I heard you crying.'
Ring, Ring
'You're not alone.
You're not the only one who wishes they were dying.'
I lay in bed, alone, hating all the memories.
Wanting to recall where the end began.
Whilst laying there, I receive some phone calls.
They were from my one, my love, my Anne.
Ring, Ring
'Pick up the phone.
I know you're home because I heard you crying.'
Ring, Ring
'You're not alone.
You're not the only one who wishes they were dying.'
You know that you can ignore my phone calls
But you can't keep running away from me,
From your problems,
From your family,
From the things that haunt you night and day.
Ring, Ring
'Pick up the phone.
I know you're home because I heard you crying.'
Ring, Ring
'You're not alone.
You're not the only one who wishes t
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Literature
Roses Aren't Red for Me
I'm not the one with the reloaded gun pointed at my chest.
Step down and listen to mother because she might know best.
Disobedient, he goes ahead and pulls the trigger anyway.
And now poor old mother is alone and mourns every day.
Now the blood trickles on to the carpet;
Stains it with the colour of pretty roses
But now roses aren't red for me.
I'm not the one with the kitchen knife slicing at my wrist.
This cut just adds yet another self-injury to the list.
Enervated, she scratches away and tries to finish off the job.
So now the last sound the bathtub will hear is her sob.
Now the blood spills in to the water;
Dyes it with the colour of lovely roses
But now roses aren't red for me.
At the funeral contains
Their corpses, rearrange
the roses on their coffins -
so dark, so dark.
Now the blood pours in to the memories;
Tints it with the colour of death.
So give the dead their roses,
But those roses aren't red for me.
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Literature
Kiss Your Shadow Goodbye
So tonight may be the night,
That last night where you must say 'oh, farewell'
With that unenthusiastic tone you have.
But the silhoutte that's leaving asks
'Could you please be more enthusiastic than that?'
And this night; on this one night
Is the last chance to kiss your shadow goodbye.
It's leaving, it's leaving for good and you won't get it back.
And this night; on this one night
You'll be left feeling all alone and cold
Because even your shadow wants to go.
So this day may be the day,
The only day where you have to whisper 'no, don't go'
With that unenthusiastic tone you have.
The dark figure that was once behind you asks
'Did you even watch me leave you last night?'
And this night; on this one night
Is the last chance to kiss your shadow goodbye.
It's leaving, it's leaving for good and you won't get it back.
And this night; on this one night
You'll be left feeling lonely and scared
Because your shadow isn't coming back.
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Literature
Life On A Moonstone
Life On A Moonstone
Life right here is so predictable.
My heart's so tired, so cold;
I had to go and be the only fool.
My heart, it once stood out so bold.
Being here is oh-so similar every day;
Things had better pick up soon,
Or else my new heart may stray.
I wish I could fly now - to the moon.
Right here, it's always filled with sadness
And I don't think that we can change that.
This world, it's always filled with madness,
I don't think that's something we can work at.
Life on a moonstone,
A place to call my own.
I am finding this so awkward.
I just wish I could stay amongst the fields
As being here makes my heart feel as it should,
Because here I can use the hills as shields.
Being here is oh-so similar every day;
Always playing that same old tune,
So let the song change now, I say!
I wish I could fly now - to the moon.
Right here, it's always filled with sadness
And I don't think that we can change that.
This world, it's always filled with madness,
I don't think that's something we
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Story - The Night That Dwells
The night had already begun, evidently depicted by the almost pitch-black atmosphere that surrounded the lone figure standing in the empty field. The lone man peered up above, seeing nothing but the glistening of the stars and the reflected light of the moon. He rapidly turned round; his long, beige cloak sweeping across the overgrown grass.
“Everything seems peaceful at this instant.” The man quietly muttered to himself. “But I know how these lands can truly be at times. I know what kind of beasts dwell amongst us at night in this city.”
The man, despite seemingly talking to himself, was actually talking some sense. At his current position, the fields of Venus Street, some sightings of apparent monsters had been reported to the police. Of course, the police of Venus Street were quick to dismiss such an occurrence, and the cases were all immediately dropped.
However, former detective Maxi Ross had decided to independently take the role to investigate the truth behin
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Literature
Mourning Dove
Switch it straight off and go;
The lights, the love, the romance.
We saw, and loved it, and allowed let it grow
But then we all snapped out of this trance.
And stay quiet my love,
The light won't come back on,
Death could grab you from above.
This spark is way foregone;
My mourning dove.
Your shadow's here in the dark;
No lights, the hatred, the horror.
You shot it, you stabbed it, yet it still carried on
You realised it was part of your own soul
And stay quiet my love,
The light won't come back on,
Death could grab you from above.
This spark is way foregone;
My mourning dove.
Down here, it's much too cold.
Now this story will unfold.
You can't even hear my screams.
My screams, my wails, my whispers!
And stay down low, my love,
The pain is almost gone;
Hatred gives your soul a shove.
This spark is way foregone;
My mourning dove.
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Well, long time no see, deviantART! I see my premium membership has died and that's just fucking dandy, isn't it?

I've been largely absent for well over a year now and whilst I'd like to apologise and promise that it won't happen again, in all honesty in probably will. If you want to remain in contact with me, your best bet is following me on Twitter/adding me on Facebook.

A brief update on what I'm up to these days? At lot has happened since I was last active (half the reason I've been away is as I've been incredibly busy), but to sum it all up I moved to Reading, Berkshire with my partner last month and started my new job at GAME as general staff member and community manager. Working at GAME blends perfectly well with my other job as a video game journalist (for my own site and various other online and paper publications) and it's great having colleagues and a boss that you can consider as friends and hang out with. It's just odd to think that I now live independently, have a loving partner, have a comfortable income of my own and have my lifetime dream jobs under my belt (as well as the occasional model shoot, oddly.) Having review copies of games arrive in the post is still mind-blowing to me but it is, of course, awesome. Promotional copies of Rayman Legends and Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix turning up at my door before release is probably my life's highlight so far.
I've also been getting along splendidly with the editor of the UK magazine GT (Gay Times), so potentially more on that in the future!

In short, generally speaking, things are going well. I just miss all of my friends, family and belongings that I had to leave behind when I moved. I also remembered that I miss deviantART and all of its inhabitants, so I hope ya'll are doing well! I'll be briefly attending the London MCM Expo this coming Saturday, so if you see me holla at me! I'll be 'properly' attending at May's event, likely cosplaying as a male Tomb Raider (or 'Lawrence Croft', I suppose.)

Oh, and I only recently got a 3DS so ask me here/on my Twitter for my friend code! I need Animal Crossing/Poképals!

LINKS, YO
Follow me on Twitter because that's where I am these days and oh my God there are ants everywhere.
Basically what I'm doing these days: Coin Arcade

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Toad's Journal 66
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  • Reading: The Snow Child
  • Watching: Planet Earth, Archer, Adventure Time
  • Playing: Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Pokémon Y
  • Eating: Tasty, tasty Nando's.
  • Drinking: Monster energy drinks, bitches!

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