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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.


Game Cameras

Tuesday, July 4th, 2023

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


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.


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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