In today's stream of Atelier Ayesha Plus, we made it from our tiny cottage in a meadow all the way to the big city, where we hope to find out more about the mysterious flower that blooms where our sister disappeared.
Along the way, we met some ... interesting characters!
At 10 PM Eastern on Sunday we're returning to Fate/EXTELLA, to discuss a previous cutscene before continuing Altera's route. This will contain major spoilers for anyone who hasn't seen the rest of the game, so you may wish to review a Let's Play or the archives before tuning in.
We've been having a lot of fun streaming Fate/EXTELLA over on our Twitch channel. It's silly, funny, and extremely gay, in the "girls doing it with other girls" sense. But it's also very dramatic, and on our first playthrough it made us cry so hard. For all these reasons, it is our favourite game ever.
But not everyone likes tears and shock. Frankly, not everyone can take it, especially with everything that's going on right now.
With that in mind, starting this Saturday evening at 10 PM Eastern we're going to stream a much fluffier and more soothing game: Atelier Ayesha Plus, the improved version of the first game in the Dusk trilogy.
I've got most the content on it but the archives are going to be on Livejournal still so I defiantly recommend taking a look at it over there as well to see it.
Now if you don't know what ArtSlam is, it's project/challenge between June-August where you draw once a day. Now you can do it for one month, two months or all three months. You also don't have to start on june, there are also start ups for July and August. You pick a subject or theme you give yourself to challenge and just do it once a day. The idea is to give yourself something to work on as well as commune with people that are also doing the same thing and both help and encourage each other through the community. So I hope some others participate as well!
Mostly Warframe for the moment, but I'm thinking of doing a couple of specific streams such as whole playthroughs of the Tex Murphy games and a run of Mass Effect 'Bland Shepard Run' where I basically play the game with the default name/settings and use the middle choices at all times.
So hey give a follow if that seems interesting to you at all I guess
I tried to get a jump start on studying by ordering my materials in February, but with one thing and another, I've just now gotten my routine nailed back down and my kanji-study backlog under control.
I took the first of many practice tests last night and came in at 64%. Not a great grade - not a passing grade - but it's so much better than the 40 and 50-percent results I was getting at this time last year.
I also came in 4 minutes before the deadline... on a 15-minute quiz. I need to slow down and think harder, and that by itself should improve my score. Last year I was struggling to meet the deadline on every single quiz, so that's actually good news.
My goal is 80% per practice quiz again. If I can reliably hit that, the 70% or so that I get on the live test (which, of course, is longer, more demanding on focus and mental endurance, and probably actually has harder questions) should be sufficient to pass.
( Study method babble )
My goal is to be at that 80% pass rate by mid-September, which is about the close of the registration period. If I don't have it by then, I likely won't have it in time for the test itself. That should give me time to get through my first two study books, read all my graded readers, and get a big chunk of WaniKani levels done.