• 23

    The year is 2023 and I am nearing the end of my 23rd year on this earth. Actually wait wouldn’t it be my 24th year and when I actually turn 24 the 24th year is completed? I think so, but either way I’m 23 right now and that will stop being the case soon. As such, it seems like now’s as good a time as any to discuss one of my favorite Jimmy Eat World songs, 23. While I heard this song before I turned 23 I only truly appreciated it recently. Is there something special about the song that makes it resonate particularly well with 23 year olds? Maybe, but that’s not exactly why I rediscovered it.

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  • Video Game Preservation, and why it’s important

    Hello readers of Cosmia’s blog, it’s me again, Spartan with another article that some of you might find fascinating. Since their creation back in the 80s, video games have come in various forms over the years, most being limited to arcades before gradually moving on to home consoles and making them readily available to the average household. But as the years pass, certain games fall into obscurity and are locked to their specific consoles as technology improves. Granted, there are some older games that have been salvaged through online stores on modern consoles (virtual console on the Nintendo Wii anyone?) but it’s not a guarantee that all games will be ported into the online stores. And that’s one of the main problems being a gamer in general: keeping up with the trends requires stronger hardware, and said stronger hardware isn’t going to come with all of the bells and whistles that the previous generation of consoles had.

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  • I Devoured Blue Lock so Now It’s Rambling Time

    Do you follow anime, are you aware of what’s hip and happening? I do, and let me tell you, Blue Lock is both hip and happening. As a chronic hipster I tend to be a bit skeptical of the new big thing. I won’t automatically reject it, but I often find better shows elsewhere. I think my symptoms are getting milder because I actually kind of dig this one. Regardless of how my Saturday goes I know I’ve got the new Blue Lock episode to look forward to. I can hit the bong, make some popcorn, sit down on my couch, and watch some dumbass cocky kids play sportsball. It’s a guaranteed good time.

  • Disco Elysium: The Final Cut Game Trade Review

    Once upon a time a friend of mine wanted me to play Persona 5, as it was apparently the best thing since sliced bread or something like that. I had heard of Persona 5 beforehand (If I recall, it was in the first ever copy of GameInformer that I ever received) but didn’t have much incentive to try it, as I already had quite a few things that I was busy doing. However, after much persistence from my friend I agreed on one condition: He complete the 3 main games in the Kingdom Hearts franchise (1, 2 and 3). Said games I also thought were pretty great as I grew up with them, and still have a fondness for them to this day. Following his completion of each game he gave a in depth review of them, including story, gameplay and area rankings (my personal favorite part) and I picked up on that following my completion of Persona 5. Thus, the game trade was born and over the years we’ve subjected each other to games we’d think the other one would like, or in my case, be subjected to some of the most frustrating games in existence that I’ve ever had the displeasure of playing. And that leads us to the most recent iteration, where I have to play Disco Elysium: The Final Cut.

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  • A Plague Tale: Innocence Game Trade Review

    Welcome to the Game Trade Review, where I give my take on games a friend had me play after playing it one time. Today I will talk about a game I finished over the holidays. A lovely game about kids getting their lives disrupted by religious fanatics and a mysterious disease. A Plague Tale: Innocence was never the kind of game you’d play for escapism, but it’s certainly providing even less of that today. It is worth noting that this game came out in 2019, so anything that happened since then has no influence on the making of this game. I’m not here to write some half-assed college essay about the role of disease in media. I’m sure there’s some interesting things to be said there, but I’m good. I’m here to talk about what I think about this game. So let’s get into it. Disclaimer: this review will contain spoilers.

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  • “Respect is Due” by The Dismemberment Plan

    Now that I’m free from grad school (for now…) I would like to talk about my song of the year: a twelve minute indie rock song from the nineties. There’s some amazing music that came out this year don’t get me wrong. I loved the new FKA Twigs, Kendrick, and Pusha T records for instance and I’m sure there’s a lot of good stuff released that I haven’t checked out yet… or never will because I simply never learned of its existence or thought to give it a chance. Even so, there is not a single song I have listened to more this year than “Respect is Due”. Not only is it a great song, but it helped me process some stuff in my own life. As such, I would like to give my due respect to this song and discuss it.

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  • Pondering a Problematic Favorite: Tsuiraku JK to Haijin Kyoushi

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  • Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade Game Trade Review

    Once upon a time I wanted a friend of mine to check out Persona 5. At the time this game was pretty much the coolest thing ever to me and I wanted to spread the word. I do not remember the exact details of how it played out but he ultimately agreed to play the game on the condition that I play all 3 main Kingdom Hearts games. My renewed interest in video games was starting to flourish at the time so I did not mind the arrangement. After completing each game we gave long winded reviews over text discussing what we thought of the game. And after he beat Persona 5 and I eventually completed the Kingdom Hearts trilogy we decided to continue the trade with a new batch of games. Thus the game trade was born, and this review is the result of one of those game trades. I figured since I have this blog site I’ve barely written anything in this would be good content. Furthermore, I took so long to complete this game so a longer form review seems fitting. And so, here are my thoughts on Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

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  • Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town

    So tonight I got stoned for the first time in like, 4 days. For the vast majority of my life going that long without weed was normal for me. Yet it feels like a long ass time to go without now, especially since I happen to be pretty stressed at the moment. I think I might have a bit of a problem but any ways, doing this helped me get in the mood to make this post. So let’s talk about Pearl Jam.

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  • Welcome

    Hello everyone, welcome to my website. Essentially, this is going to be a blog where I write about what I feel like writing about. For example I will likely write a lot about various media I enjoy (or maybe hate enough to rant about). I particularly take interest in anime, manga, video games, light novels, music, and movies. If your interests have any overlap with mine then you just might have come to the right place. I will not limit this site to media commentary however. I will write whatever I feel like writing on here. I may also post some content that is not writing.

    Now I figure I should introduce myself. You all can call me Cosmia. As of the time of me writing this I am a guy in his early twenties trying to figure his life out. I am currently in grad school for computer science yet I’m setting up a WordPress blog from a default template instead of designing the website myself. I am perfectly capable of building a website from scratch if I put my mind to it, but that takes time to do and I feel like writing right away. I’ll probably modify this website’s looks and layout later though. There are many things I like about computer science, and if I stay on this path I will likely end up with a pretty well paying job. But it is far from the only thing I’m interested in, hence why I made this.

    I am an avid media consumer, an animal lover, and a left wing individual that is concerned about what’s happening in my country. On that note, if you’re a transphobe or anything like that you can fuck right off.

    I hope you enjoy your stay.