The State of Aether (6/16/19) - SixTAY Progress Report and Random Musings

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Screenshot: Funimation

I had an actual article planned for today, but it’s a work in progress. Also, I haven’t had a chance to skim through it or reorganize my screenshots, so my ETA will likely be later in the coming week to give the AniTAY folks a heads up and not overlap any scheduled articles.

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We are now a full two weeks into the SixTAY Days of Writing. So far, I’ve managed to put out something daily with last week mostly being hand given material to work with due to a little known gaming convention in town. I did take a few shortcuts with one day just being a trailer repost not on the major gaming sites and two entries for The Playlist since I skipped one the week before. By the way, here’s a hint on my next article.

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Not much else going on personally. For all the gaming articles I’ve been doing, there has been very little actual gaming done IRL this week. Been grinding in Fire Emblem Heroes the last two days and have a custom Masked Marth build that is a serious slayer on the field. Equipped with a Sealed Falchion that grants a bonus to all stats when HP is under 100%, I paired it with Fury and Vantage to automatically take damage after combat and activate the skills when they hit their triggers. Which reminds me, a new mode is coming tomorrow; a sort of boss raid it seems.

On the anime front, I’ve been slowly getting into The Rising of the Shield Hero. For those unfamiliar, its an isekai which is a term typically used to refer to a story where the main character is transported to another world. Though the genre has blown up to rather large proportions in recent years to the point of fatigue, I’ve taken a liking to Shield Hero in the 10 episodes I’ve finished. It does have a few of the genre conventions I’m not particular fond of (some light harem moments), as well as some controversial elements that seem to have been mostly put to rest by this point in the story, but its worldview and reversal of the typical hero trope/ideas has kept me engaged thus far.

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Screenshot: Funimation

I suppose I’ll end this by briefly talking about the photos above from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, or my latest shonen obsession (I’m a big shonen fan in general). So this latest episode leans heavier on the comedy side in contrast to what we’ve seen thus far, which is a good way to break up some of the action from these last few episodes. I look forward to see where these new characters fit into the overall plot if they end up being regulars, but mostly, I just want more screencaps for my rotation :)

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Track: Echoes of an Old Life | Artist: Bear McCreary (Composer) | Album: God of War (2018) Original Soundtrack

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