Author Archive: ThunderStryke

Where Does the Time Go? – Mobile Suit Nuzlocke Challenge Weeks 20-23

Oh man, has it really been almost a whole month since I last updated the challenge? That’s worse than I thought… Truth is I just haven’t been much in the right sort of mood for the potential kick in the teeth that the Nuzlocke run has been threatening me with as I near the end. …

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You Mean You Haven’t Watched Ouran?

Gather round dear readers as we return to the “You Mean You Haven’t Watched…” series! For today’s exposé I’ll be introducing the anime that gave me the base idea for this topic. It’s a deal more recent than our last title, being released in 2006, but there comes a time when an adult otaku has …

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You Mean You Haven’t Watched Berserk?

Welcome one and all to the inaugural edition of “You Mean You Haven’t Watched”! As we stand at the start of the summer anime season I thought I would start things out on a topical theme. Last week saw the beginning of a brand new series of Berserk, so today we’ll be looking back at …

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Announcing a New Series of Blog Posts!

As the new anime season begins I find myself planning to watch a few new series as they come out for the first time in my life as an otaku, and that’s gotten me thinking creatively about my own self-image as an anime fan. I named this blog The Omega Geek after the Omega wolf, …

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Two Birds With One Stone – Mobile Suit Nuzlocke Challenge Weeks 18-19

Ups and downs, downs and ups, the Mobile Suit Nuzlocke keeps rolling on. Play has been brief this fortnight, so let’s keep the update similar. (Upon friends’ recommendations I’ll be putting Pokémon species in parentheses after their nicknames from here on, in case people forget who is what) I decided to teach Forbidden (Kabuto) Rock …

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“Please use me as a wall!” – Top 5 Video Game Meatshields

This week I’ve been watching KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World, a short anime series set in a fantasy world that adheres to several RPG tropes like character classes, guild quests and skill allocation, and it’s gotten the old noggin buzzing about various game-related post ideas that I can work on in the near …

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*Dial Tone* – Mobile Suit Nuzlocke Challenge Weeks 16-17

I must confess I have been a naughty boy this past fortnight and have been totally absorbed by Fire Emblem Awakening instead of my Nuzlocke. You tell yourself each day that you’ll definitely pick up Pokémon later, but all the training and reclassing and shipping characters is so damned addictive that you inevitability reach for …

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How to Make Friends and Portray Cool Characters – Cosplay Interactions 101

I’ve been an amateur yet avid cosplayer for just over ten years now, and I’ve always found it a fun and potentially sociable hobby. Unfortunately, I don’t think every cosplayer always sees the social side of the pastime 100% of the time. So today I’d like to lay out a few thoughts I’ve had of …

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Just Call Me Mr. Redshirt – Mobile Suit Nuzlocke Challenge Weeks14-15

If that title didn’t tip you off, things have been getting a little rocky in the Nuzlocke Challenge of late. Training BuCue in the Pokémon Mansion was cut short by that most dangerous of Nuzlocke moves, Pursuit. Apparently wild Raticates are advocates of fox hunting, and now I’ve lost a full party’s worth of Pokémon. …

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Silent But DAD-ly -Why Honoka’s Father is the Greatest

Regular readers and anyone who finds this blog through tumblr will know that I’ve recently become a huge fan of the Love Live! franchise, starting with the anime. At first I was disappointed that the cast is almost 100% female, but over time I not only came to understand the heart of the series, but …

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