September 3, 2016

PAX Overview Day 2: Cosplay Chaos

playing Open Sorcery
Hello! I've promised to do a 3x3 for PAX - Three games, three photos, and three reflections - for every day of the con. However, since I was in cosplay on Saturday, I feel that I couldn't get the optimal 3x3. So, instead, have a 1x3x1...

September 2, 2016

Sonja's PAX Overview: Day 1


Welcome Back to PAX! - Every year, I tell myself I'll write about my PAX adventures by the day, and I always end up too tired to even try. So I'm challenging myself to do a 3x3x3 - Write about three games, write about three photos, and write about three other things related to the con on all days except Saturday, which will be a cosplay special. So, let's give this a shot! 

August 21, 2016

No Man's Sky: First Impressions


OK, I'll give you some space to laugh at me- I pre-ordered No Man's Sky back in March. However, knowing that I was going to play the game no matter what, I felt like ordering it while it was on a lower price would do me better just in case there were issues. As No Man's Sky has just become available for people to play on PC, I've started my attempt to play it out at least to the point where I will have spent a dollar for each hour, forty hours in total, before making the decision on whether I'd like to keep the game in my normal repertoire or let it sit in my Steam library without feeling so much shame on my part. So far, I've played for two hours, and here are my thoughts so far:

August 6, 2016

Kentucky Route Zero Act IV Sc. I | Let's Play and Thoughts

So, this marks the very first installment of my Let's Play series! In my greatest effort not to be a complete noob, I decided to skip my mic and not even think about a camera so that Kentucky Route Zero's well-awaited fourth act could be appreciated without interruption.


August 1, 2016

Making the Most Out of Your Convention Experience


Now that the PAX hype has picked right back up with passes in the mail, convention season seems to be getting underway. For me, that means the WA State Midsummer Renaissance Faire in just a couple of weeks - and a cool cosplay to go with it - as well as PAX, and, you guessed it, more cosplay. Finally in October, I have GeekGirlCon, where I'll be paneling and reporting. With everything that's going on for me and many, it's just about the right time to raise a few good points about making the most out of your convention season. 

July 6, 2016

So I Just Got Pokemon GO

Rest in Peace, my phone battery...


Anyways, it's been great so far! For those who have been completely blind to the whole world for the past day, Pokemon GO (real-life Pokemon exercise-encourager phone app from god) is here and ready to play for anyone who's in the US, Australia, New Zealand, probably Canada by tomorrow, and ready for servers to be crash-y as heck!

My first impressions are as follows:
  • Character style is kind of cool. I chose the male character because his hair was closer to mine and I liked his pants. I wish style options included more variety between pieces instead of just color differences, but I'm alright with it. This game is about Pokemon, not me.
  • OK, whoever took the name Soultamer ought to battle Pokemon with me for who gets the name
  • So I would definitely want to jog everywhere with this. It's fun to run around and actually get random rewards in the shapes of happiness. Plus, there are a ton of little shop stations across town, so it wouldn't be hard for me to keep having a good time.
This is the 'please don't walk into traffic' screen
  • When do the break-and-enter charges happen?
  • The Zubat I wanted was in my neighbor's yard.
  • Pokemon GO, rated M for Morality Crises
  • When are we going to call them Gokemon?


  • Phone dead, went back to write a blog post
  • Segment ideas include: GoPro Pokemon GO runs, Pokemon GO hunts with Seattle Crew, portable phone battery charger reviews
  • My Pokemon Journey starts tomorrow. Yes, because I'm lazy, I didn't start straight out of Pallet Town the second I got my starter and in fact spent one last night at home. More soon...