As you know if you’ve been reading this space for any real length of time, Lost to the Aether is an astonishingly award-winning blog. We’ve gotten so many. I’m going to have to build a new room to hold all the trophies and plaques we’ve been issued here through these viral blog awards, as soon as the internet gets around to sending them. Just check out my Stupid Blog Stuff category to see just how many we’ve gotten. I’m constantly checking the mail, just waiting for those physical representations to come. My trophy room shall be so shiny.
In the meantime, though, we’ve been tagged for another one. And not one that’s ever come our way before. The Let’s Blog Award. And we’ve been tagged not once, not twice, but thrice, in short order. A three-hit combo of success and glory, coming first from AK of Everything is Bad for You, then next from Red Metal of Extra Life Reviews, and finishing off with the prolific Alex’s Review Corner of, uh, Alex’s Review Corner. And I quite enjoy these blog awards. Get a bit of rainy day blog content set up, and get to do one of my favorite things and just talk about myself at the same time. It’s a win-win.
Of course, it’s December, time of stress, panic, and hatred, so time’s a little too limited this month for me to answer all of those tags in one long post, so we’ll break it up, and respond with a counter combo of our own. First up here, we’ll be taking on the questions posed by AK of Everything is Bad for You, a blog that is in fact very good for you. AK is weirdly good at getting me interested in big giant 40+ games I’d had kind of negative impressions of before. I never thought I’d be trying out the Disgaea series, due to their grindiness, but the way he’s talked about them got me really interested, so I dipped my toes in, and it turned out to be a pretty good time. And now he’s doing the same thing with the Atelier series. So if something happens and you never see me again it’s probably because AK made some big long Japanese game series I’d never normally consider look so good I broke down and got it and got so wrapped up I never emerged again.
Let’s get on to AK’s questions before I do that.Continue reading