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General Update 08/09/2021

In today’s post, I’d like to catch up with you—the lovely arcade gamers who read my blog—as conversationally as possible.

The biggest news as of last month is that I purchased a 4K television, a 4K Blu-ray player, and a selection of Blu-rays (4K or otherwise). This has been absolute game changer, totally invigorating my interest in movies.

I already own most of my favorites on Blu-ray, including the original Spider-Man trilogy, Legally Blonde and its sequel, Mean Girls, and 10 Things I Hate About You. The only straggler is Weathering With You, which is absurdly expensive on 4K.

At this point, I’ve pretty much sworn off the DVD format, unless I literally can’t buy a movie or TV show any other way. There are some DVDs I may not upgrade—well, probably just the Scooby-Doo titles—but for the most, part, I’m living in 20202020.

That wasn’t a typo.

My love of music certainly hasn’t faded since we last corresponded. My eBay purchase history reveals a whopping 18 CDs—and counting—since the summer began. “As the Roots Undo” by Circle Takes the Square has stood the tallest among them.

On that note, I’ve recently reevaluated my favorite albums of all-time. They are now as follows (in order of acquisition):

  • “Speak Now” by Taylor Swift

  • “Let Go” by Avril Lavigne

  • “Selfish Machines” by Pierce the Veil

  • “Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge” by My Chemical Romance

  • “As the Roots Undo” by Circle Takes the Square

I choose my favorites based on the quality of the albums and their importance in my life. I don’t just enjoy them—I feel them in my core. The lack of a personal connection is why, say, “Hybrid Theory” by Linkin Park doesn’t make the cut, even if I think it’s superb.

Since this is a gaming blog, I may as well pay lip service to the subject. This summer, I completed Medal of Honor: Frontline and Vanguard and Garfield: Lasagna World Tour. I started playing Spy Hunter, X-Men Legends, Fantastic Four, Mojo, and SpongeBob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom.

Looking back, I’m actually disappointed in how few games I saw to the end. I was just plain short on time. (Not to mention I suffered from what I can only describe as “Crazy Taxi fever” earlier in the summer.)

I hardly watched a lick of TV this summer, apart from finishing the first season of Scooby-Doo and Guess Who. However, I intend to watch the twelfth season of Archer, the second season of The Owl House and the ninth season of Impractical Jokers on cable in Murray.

Oh, right…Murray. I’m moving back into my dorm on August 12. Obviously, this is a very good thing, as I’ll finally regain access to local shops like G’s Comics, the Peddler’s Mall, and Terrapin Station. (My wallet may cry upon my return.)

With all that being said, you’re more or less up-to-speed on what’s going on in within the wacky world of Dustin J. Wilcox. I sure do get a kick out of sharing all the juicy deets with complete strangers on the web.

You may have noticed an absence of content this summer, something I’ll remedy over the course of the fall semester. There’s a lot of cool junk I can’t wait for y’all to see.

Until then, I’m going to bed. Don’t talk to me.



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