When I was working out the differences between boys and girls, Coco came along and proved that girls could be good with computers.
She introduced me to a world that broke what I thought were the rules. We did not have to be the damsels in distress. Peach could save Mario. Zelda could fight back against Ganon. I could save myself and others.
Everything I was told my whole life seemed to crash down before my feet. I, on a much smaller scale, was like Lilith in that moment.
If Shulk were an IRL friend of mine, he wouldn’t stop short of getting between me and my problem, and not getting out of the way until I learn to move on.
He is resolutely and unashamedly himself at all times, and that is how I want to be.
No wonder I’m a cat person.
Even though I’ve grown more nihilistic in my old age, I don’t let my cynicism become a silencing factor to the idealism of youth.
That while we all have our demons within, it is possible to fight to overcome them.
When times get tough and the very way my brain works threatens to overwhelm me, I think of Nepgear.
Thanks, Ryo, for making my first serious proper job be as fun as you’d made me believe it was in Shenmue.