Yuri Kuma Arashi 1-3: Thoughts on Shoujo Culture 

By now, we're settling into the winter season. We've all probably picked our personal favorites so far, but things are still just winding up. My hype show right now is definitely the one and only Yuri Kuma Arashi. And the best way to spend the time waiting for the next episode? Overanalyzing what we've seen! With any… » 1/27/15 12:15pm Yesterday 12:15pm

TAY: Open Forum

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Open Forum. This is a place to talk about life, video games, or anything else, so feel free to hop in and join in the discussion. When you're done, feel free to peruse the articles on TAY and TAYClassic. Is this your first time on TAY or the Open Forum? Then check out this handy … » 1/27/15 10:00am Yesterday 10:00am

Why It Took Final Fantasy VI to Show Me Life Was Worth Living

My very favorite games, I like to think, all represent important stages in my life. Ocarina of Time: my childhood and what built the foundation for who I am. Persona 3: my outlook after getting through the struggles that, for better or worse, shaped me. And Final Fantasy VI: how a post-suicidal, pre-anything close to… » 1/23/15 10:25am Friday 10:25am

So for obvious reasons I'm going to have a very different experience with H-scenes than most players and I don't really care for them. I do think, however, that when applicable and relevant VNs shouldn't shy away from sexual content. This is an anime, but Paradise Kiss kind of changed how I looked at sexual content… » 1/22/15 9:24pm Thursday 9:24pm

I don't give games too much of a chance when I go back to them. For me, to be worth picking back up, it needs to click. Most games that I've stopped but come back to just felt right after the initial few minutes of "what was I doing and how and why." If I'm trying to get back in the groove and it's not clicking and… » 1/21/15 9:58pm 1/21/15 9:58pm

I hate metal (sorry DS and TuT) but I love Babymetal and this new trend. I'm also kind of hoping that, like Visual Kei before it, it might spawn new interest in gothic lolita. Lolita is still big, sure, but the really pure, old school gothic style has been fading. I could see them revamping it. » 1/21/15 9:12pm 1/21/15 9:12pm

TAY: Open Forum

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Open Forum. This is a place to talk about life, video games, or anything else, so feel free to hop in and join in the discussion. When you're done, feel free to peruse the articles on TAY and TAYClassic. Is this your first time on TAY or the Open Forum? Then check out this handy … » 1/20/15 10:00am 1/20/15 10:00am