Japanese Study Journal: Week 3

I’ve made it to the end of week 3 and I’m still studying daily! After the events of this week, I feel so much more motivated than last week and I can I already see a small improvement. I’m quite happy with my study methods thus far and I’m enjoying finding new ways to learn each week.

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Japanese Study Journal: Week 2

I’ve reached the end of my second week of studying! I feel like I’ve achieved so much more than I did last week and I’ve made some pretty decent steps at creating study materials that will help me in the upcoming weeks. I’m also finding myself enjoying my study time which is something I never thought would happen – or at least not to this extent anyway!

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Japanese Study Journal: Week 1

It’s the beginning of my 30 Day Study Journal where I’ll be focusing on my Japanese studies throughout July. Considering this was a spur of the moment thing for the beginning of a new month, I was not prepared at all! Instead of getting stuck right in, I will need to do a little preplanning first which will probably take up the first few days.

I’m hoping to share some tips and resources that have helped me learn along the way. If you’re reading this because you want to learn yourself, then I hope you may find something even a little bit helpful!

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Japanese Study Journal: July 2021

This morning, I awakened with the sudden urge to bury my face in a Japanese textbook, which lead to a brainwave. I’m enjoying writing on my blog again for the first time in a year, and since I went back to work in April, my Japanese studies have basically ground to a halt. It’s now the beginning of a new month, so what better time is there to set myself a challenge! Over the next 30 days, I will be combining these two things together by keeping a Japanese language study dairy!

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Monthly Summary: June 2021

Welcome to the end of June here on gamergal.exe, or should that be welcome to July? June was absolutely rammed full of gaming related stuff and this blog is practically bursting at the seams with all the things I’ve got to share! I played a lot, completed a lot and bought far more games than I should’ve – and I’ve not even purchased anything from the Steam Summer Sale yet. And now it’s almost July, which can only mean one thing… BUSTAFELLOWS! Okay, maybe 2 if we’re counting Soraru’s live, but I suppose that’s outside of my blog audience. Anyway, my point is – July is looking to be a fantastic month!

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Steam Next Fest: June 2021

This time last week, myself and WesleyWhale were finishing up the last few demos we’d selected to play from Steam’s Next Fest. We both love these festivals and have taken part in the last few, but this was definitely the best one to date with an incredible amount of quality demos available to download for free! Usually, we choose 6 demos each and play them together before writing down our thoughts, however, we did it a little different this time. Instead of our typical 12 demos, we selected a whopping 21 demos between us! Why that many? Because we simply could not narrow it down any further! Believe me, if we’d had more time, we would’ve played more.

We’ve also written this post differently to how we tend to write our joint posts due to how many games we covered as we didn’t want there to be an overpowering amount of text. Therefore, we came up with a tier system and ranked each game using 5 different categories. It’s pretty self explanatory, so I don’t think I need to go into details, other than stating that 3/5 is the basis for our average, mediocre score. We tried to include a bunch of games from different genres too, so hopefully there will be at least something for everyone here. One last thing – these demos are listed in the order we played them, we did not list them by favouritism. If you are curious about our personal favourites though, we listed our top 3s at the end of the reviews.

With that in mind, let’s check out some demos!

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E3 2021: Personal Highlights

It’s that time of year again when all the hype from E3 is plastered all over Twitter. I’ve kept myself out of the way for the most part as personally I don’t understand the appeal of watching a bunch of adverts over the course of several days – but I guess I’m the minority here. I spent a good half an hour browsing through the Steam E3 pages after the event and wishlisted a handful of games, but in all honesty, there’s only one that I’m genuinely excited about. Says it all really.

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Monthly Summary: May 2021

Welcome to another Monthly Summary here at gamergal.exe! This month has not turned out as expected… I was planning a bunch of anime posts including a new tournament style series, but unfortunately, they still need a bit of work before I can share them. Since I’m back working my job full time now, I seem to be struggling with my free time management as my hobbies switched focus during lockdown and now I just don’t have time to do everything. I apologise for the delay, but they’ll be posted real soon! As for my gaming month… let’s take a look:

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Top 10 Anime OP/ED Songs #AniMay 2021

I’m kicking off “AniMay 2021” a little later than expected with another OD/ED appreciation post! Some Anime have fantastic themes to compliment the series, some of which being existing songs and others being written specifically, but either way, there are some insanely good and catchy songs to be scouted purely through anime. I wrote my first OP/ED post this time last year which had some incredible musical works included – some of which are still some of my all time favourites – so if you haven’t seen it already, please go check it out here!

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Monthly Summary: April 2021

Welcome to yet another Monthly Summary here at gamergal.exe! I’ve been much more productive this month, seeing a handful of completions over different genres and I’ve invested much more time into larger games that are still ongoing. I’ve still been watching plenty of anime which will soon come in handy for my yearly month of AniMay, a whole month dedicated specifically towards anime, which will of course be taking place throughout May! Although I don’t look to have been very active recently, I’ve been working on a fair few posts in preparation for this annual event that I can’t wait to share with you all.

Before I get too ahead of myself, let’s take a look back at my progress during April:

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