Ben's Journal

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A free day in Akiba...

Saturday, July 29th, 2023

Touhou CDs and fan advertising VR event

I had a free day in Tokyo and wanted to try and buy some Touhou games. I hadn’t been shopping for doujin games at Akiba in like… 15 years?

VR event with large posters with anime characters on

I did find some Touhous, it feels like there were a lot fewer places stocking them than there used to be, but it’s been a long time so idk. 🤷 There was also some VR-focused event going on that was kinda interesting but super crowded so I didn’t really get to try anything out.

Lots of pikachu figurines in a display case together

I also saw a lot of Pikachu...

Summer and a Catchup

Saturday, July 22nd, 2023

Randen train

It's summer! The UK has had some odd weather this year, super hot for a few weeks and now rain. We're off to Japan for a few weeks soon though (hence the header photo) so I am (not) prepared for the dramatic increase in heat and humidity...

The last month or so has been pretty busy for me! There's been a whole bunch of personal changes, some progress on my current projects and a few new things I've started.

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Game Cameras

Tuesday, July 4th, 2023

Looking for some camera stuff, came across this banger of a post about game cameras.

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Shoot the Bullet!

Saturday, July 1st, 2023

CD cover for Shoot the Bullet

Charles Magnan gave some great suggestions on which Touhou games to start out with on Cohost and I wanted to suggest one of my favourites as well.

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Home Security

Friday, June 2nd, 2023

Pixel art person standing next to sofa

I've wanted to make a Bitsy game for a while, and for the current Bitsy Jam I came up with an idea I thought was interesting, and that became Home Security which you can play on Itch now!

Spoilers follow!

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