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hellerphant

@hellerphant@mstdn.games

Aussie living in Japan. Former producer and narrative for Fellow Traveller, former game journo before that. Currently running a digital agency in Tokyo. Posting about #Gaming, #Photograpny, #Tabletop, and other things.

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britt, to random
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I don’t know if there is much more exciting for me as a than having a perfect stand week!

I’m improving… every day… just a little bit. I’ve been fighting this for nearly three years now.

hellerphant,
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@britt congrats! I have a standing desk and the recently got an Apple Watch and realized that i actually sit way more than I should, defeating the purpose of the standing desk. You have inspired me - going for a perfect week myself now!

hellerphant, to fediverse
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So in the quest to purge as many shitty services from my life as I can, how are the alternative federated Reddit alternatives going these days? Did any of them get any traction?

hellerphant, to productivity
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Writing friends and prolific note takers. What app are you using these days? I have decided that I don’t like Notion for just writing, and I’m looking for something that has Mac and iOS with a great user experience and online sync. Obsidian is not what I’m looking for when it comes to long from writing and quick notes.

Do I just want Evernote? Is that what I’m seeking?

hellerphant,
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@britt @hellerphant talk to me about iCloud syncing. Is this instead of paying for the Obsidian sync service? If so maybe I’ll give it another shot. I like it but it didn’t seem to handle images that well last time I was working in it.

hellerphant,
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@britt Evernote and Ample Note are battling it out for me right now. The more I think about it, backlinks and spide graphs are cool and all… but do they actually bring anything tangible to my note talking. So far, the answer is no.

hellerphant,
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@britt oh this is a super neat resource thank you for sharing. Morning coffee reading ahead!!

hellerphant, to FinalFantasy
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OK fans. Which do I start with out of VI or VII? Both are loaded up on my MiSTer ready to go, but I don't know which one I should tackle first. Fairly new to JRPGs, and the only FF game I played was X.

hellerphant, to gaming
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Ok, keeping in mind I have no issues playing retro games, as someone who has never really played Final Fantasy VII should I play the OG, or dive into the remake?

hellerphant, to Japan
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Things are simultaneously good, and a little on fire. I am stretched thin, and the creative projects I was so focused on are falling away.

I have managed to do some neat photography though. Very nice to be back on the tools. Here's a shot from Roppongi.

If you want to see more photos, you can follow my photography account @frames .

hellerphant, to streetphotography
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For those who want to follow my adventures, please chuck @frames a follow. I post all my images there, good or bad.

Moving forward I'm just going to post my favourites here!

britt, to random
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New med turned me into liquid legs today lol 🤣🫠

At least I could just laugh and take a nap. It’ll be a few more days of ‘off’, then the next few weeks will really show what side effects I get.

Hopefully, none? 🤞🏻

(dose is weekly)

hellerphant,
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@britt crossing fingers for you. Medical stuff can be so frustrating.

hellerphant, to retrogaming
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Never played it. Sick of hearing how good it is. Sitting on the floor playing it on a CRT TV that I flew from Osaka to Tokyo.

I want to play more retro stuff this year, so it seemed like a chance to kickstart this goal.

hellerphant, to random
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Tomorrow is going to be a day of art and fun times. Hitting up a Living Kanji exhibit in Shimokitazawa in the morning, then getting Spanish food in our city, before heading into Shibuya to see a pixel art exhibit.

Camera charged, ready to trial out some monochrome recipes for the first time. Get ready for some photos folks!

hellerphant, to Japan
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Second time visiting Nakatsu Gorge and still blew me away. Such a fantastic area of Japan.

hellerphant, to random
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I went into this week with so much optimism. So much hope. So many productive plans.

It's now twelve hours later and I want to just bury myself in a creative project, and never return to my day job.

I need your strength. Tell me something good that's happening for you this week.

hellerphant, to gaming
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It's been a while since I have posted a video review. El Paso, Elsewhere seriously might be my game of the year.

https://www.pixelsforbreakfast.net/el-paso-elsewhere-is-a-stunning-look-at-troubled-relationships/

hellerphant, to gaming
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Pretty stoked about the new @pixelsforbreakfast website. @Blue and I are taking it back to basics, and trying to make it sustainable and fun. Consider subscribing on the site - it's free and you will receive a weekly indie game focused newsletter, and be able to comment on the website.

http://www.pixelsforbreakfast.net

Still have some minor design things to work out, and to fix the tags, but it's up and running!

hellerphant, to gaming
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My local Daiso on the outskirts of Tokyo stocks only the most relevant of gaming accessories.

The Japanese people have spoken. The Wii still reigns supreme.

hellerphant, to gaming
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I'm about 3/4 of the way through El Paso, Elsewhere, and while it does have some flaws, it's a pretty incredible video game. I was not expecting a narrative this wild, but so grounded in the world that it inhabits. Excited to see the end, and put a review together!

hellerphant, to gaming
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It is done. I completed Ghost Trick! Did not see that ending coming, and I'm so very glad that I played this weird and unique game. I don't even like puzzle games, but this one really hooked me.

hellerphant,
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@mezz yeah it was an absolutely wild ride. I need to play more Ace Attorney I think. I want to see more of this writing.

hellerphant, to random
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I'm up to the final chapter of Ghost Trick and I just don't want it to end. It's rare that I fall this hard for games these days, and I always love it when it happens with a game I had 0 prior knowledge of, and it sits outside of my usual wheelhouse.

hellerphant, to gaming
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Alright, El Paso, Elsewhere is pretty great. It nails the tone of the original Max Payne, and has a pretty great story of its own. It is not an imitation, it is developing its own path. Still early in the game, but I am sinking into it hard!

hellerphant,
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@mforester doing a steam of it tomorrow, and then hopefully a review next week if I don't drown in work.

gamingonlinux, to linux
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hellerphant,
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@gamingonlinux this looks suspiciously like Dorf Romantik

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