Sunday Update: More Spider-shenanigans!

Hey there, everyone! I’ve discovered a method of uploading videos from my phone, meaning I can upload more videos per week… but it’s a pain in the butt, so I’m not going to do it more than once per day. Plus, I can’t do everything I want from my phone… Whatever. It works.

The upshot is, there are four more Spider-Man videos to watch as of today. Check them out here:

For what it’s worth, my son is enjoying watching them. 😉

I’ve been putting some thought into what I want to write about this November. I had initially decided to work on a fantasy story, but I’ve been slightly leaning towards a Sci-fi VR game story instead. But, maybe I should write about a dimension-wandering android… Oh, well, I’ll figure it out. 😀

Have a good week, everyone! Expect a new episode of Spider-Man every day, until I finish my run. 😉


Sunday Update: Spider-Jackel hybrid? Nah, it’d never work.

Hello, everyone! I hope you’ve had a good week!

Like I teased last week, I’m doing a series of videos on Marvel’s Spider-Man. Specifically, I’m doing what I have termed a ‘hubris’ run: blind playthrough, no side quests or extra experience, and no unlocks beyond what is unlocked by the story line. Well, although I have enough gameplay recorded so far for nine videos already, I’ve only minimally edited two — so here they are!

…Uh, I actually didn’t expect that to embed. Oops. :\

Well, never mind, here’s a text link if you prefer. 😉

Moving on, I’ll be uploading more episodes as I get them edited and, more difficult, when I have a connection to upload them on. Oh, and I feel that ShareFactory makes certain things difficult… but hey, it’s free. 😛

I’m not sure when I’ll be done with Spider-Man, but it will definitely be before the end of the month. November is going to be pure writing, and then December I’ll go back to working on my web novels. So if you aren’t interested in the various ways I get the web-slinger killed, you can go ahead and check out till then. I don’t mind. ;_;

Anyway, have a good week, y’all, and take care of yourselves! 😀

Sunday Update: Switching focus? Again? Damn it, D.J.!

So, first things first: I’m going to say the first season of my La-Mulana playthrough/diary is done. Whether I continue into a second season is still up in the air, but we’ll see how I feel about it in December. Why December? We’ll get to that in a second. 😉

Secondly, I have finished editing the fourth episode of Don’t Starve, Dark Jackel! That is all the footage I currently have recorded for the series, but I feel like I can drop into the game and continue at any time, so I’m not too worried about it. Here is the link:

So, I plan to participate in National Novel Writer’s Month again in November, and put more time and effort into actually completing a novel this time. I probably won’t post a lot that month, but maybe I’ll end up with something to show for it this time? I’ve got some plans…

Well, so much for November. But Jackel, what are you doing for October, I hear you ask. Well, let me give you a hint:


Stay tuned. 😉

Eg-Lana Diaries, Day of Monocycle Combat

The thing about nightmares is sooner or later, you wake up. But there’s no waking up from this place. Which means I’m really here, I’m really doing these things. No. Don’t think about it, Lara. Not now. It won’t help.


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Day of Monocycle Combat

Another strange dream today, of another young archaeologist and ruin explorer… but it seems that she could have used some more ninja training. Ah well, not everyone can be as fortunate as Lumisa. Speaking of which, let’s go put that training to good use! Continue reading

Eg-Lana Diaries, Day of Blood-soaked Dream

…We are born of the blood, made men by the blood, undone by the blood. Our eyes are yet to open…

Fear the old blood.


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Day of the Blood-soaked Dream

I had a terrible dream last night… was it a single night? A dream of blood and darkness, and beasts that were once men…

Thank goodness we’re still here, in Eg-Lana, where it is safe. Continue reading

Sunday Update: I want to play with Spiders.

Nah, I actually want to play Spider-Man, but I can’t get it yet. Such is liff. [SP]

I only managed to finish one La-Mulana 2 entry this week, but on the other hand, I actually finally finished editing the 3rd episode of myself playing Don’t Starve. So there’s that. Posted at 😀

In other news… well, not much. Depending on how things go, I might have to withdraw my daughter from one of her classes, which is tough, but I’ll find out more tomorrow. Other than that, we’re all doing ok at my place.

Yeah, that’s all I’ve got. Gonna take a nap, now. Have a good week, everyone, and I’ll have a new Eg-Lana Diary tomorrow. Promise. 😉

Eg-Lana Diaries, Day Whatever

Wonder what’ll happen if you don’t take these ruins seriously?

You’ll wind up like me… Do as I say, not as I did. Take a good, long, hard look at yourself.

-Skeleton, 8th Child: 270, Moon Altar

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Day something or other, who cares, let’s go grab some more stuff.

I’m not crazy. I’m not. Let’s go back to Icefire Treetop. I realize we just found another entrance to Ancient Chaos, but that place scares me. Let’s go. Continue reading

Sunday(?) Update: I’ve got to stop losing interest in my projects.

Hey everyone, happy Sunday!

…What do you mean, it’s actually Monday? 😛

Well, it was a really busy day for me yesterday, what with Go club, a trip to the library for my kids, and a friend’s daughter’s birthday party, for which my wife made the cake, and I helped a bit with the finishing touches.


Yes, this was the wand cake that my wife prototyped earlier. Not bad, eh? The little girl and her family really liked it. 😀

Oh, and if your wondering what my wife’s hands look like after making a cake…

Something like this. Food coloring stains like nobody’s business.

Well, setting that aside, I find myself growing a bit bored with my La-Mulana 2 project, which is why my written persona is slowly going crazy. And it doesn’t help that WordPress introduced some sort of error in their editor that causes it to leap to the top of the document whenever I insert a screenshot. I’m going to have to look into that, because it is very, very frustrating. Be that as it may, I’ve got all this time to write, so I’ll post something over the course of the week. I just don’t what, quite yet. I’m also working on a project that won’t get posted at all, until it’s done — at which point, it should be an actual book. I hope. Again, we’ll see.

Other than that… well, Twitch is causing me to make questionable choices. Rather, I was watching someone play Dragon Quest XI, and it made me want to play a classic JRPG — so I loaded up a new game of Final Fantasy IX. (9999 damage is the best cheat ever. 😉 ) And then, I was watching someone playing Monster Hunter World for the first time, and it made me remember how much I love that game. So I started a new character.

In other words, I restarted two giant time-sinks at the same time. Oh, and I still want to play Spider-Man, and I still can’t afford it. I am an idiot. :/

Oh, well. I have more fundamental problems, but I don’t need to talk about them here. How is everyone else doing? If you ever want to chat with me, I’m often available on Discord these days. Dark Jackel#4324. I accept criticism, but not rudeness. 😉

Well, that’s all from me. Have a good week, everyone! Have a happy Sun– I mean, Monday! 😀

Eg-Lana Diaries, Day 40?

The labyrinth of the winged. Wherein the Celestial Disk is housed. A response will be given to the word that represents Heaven.

-Tablet, 3rd Child: Olympian, Dragon Path

How blinded by gold do you have to be?

-Skeleton, 8th Child: Nitori, Amano-Iwato

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Day…40? 41? It’s hard to say anymore…

…What was I doing? I remember something unpleasant…


…No, never mind, I don’t remember anything. Let’s… yes, let’s explore the area underneath the chest where we found the Map. Continue reading

Eg-Lana Diaries, Day 3x

Bears a striking resemblance to Amenominakanushi, one of the key Kotoamatsu gods of Japanese mythology’s creation myth. Said to have been the first of the Kotoamatsu race, making them one of the first of any race to exist.

-Archaeology Dictionary: Amenominakanushi Statue, Room of All Creation

Wow, the dude on this mural’s one handsome son of a… bitch! I get distracted for one second and…

-Skeleton, 8th Child: Kyaptain Ryohei, Room of All Creation

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Day 3x: Smash ALL the walls! Don’t let the walls smash YOU!

Well. I feel well rested, but… how many days has it been since we entered these ruins? I’m starting to lose track of time, I think. La-Mulana… no, this is Eg-Lana… Huh.

Actually, this is Takamagahara Shrine.

TakamagaharaShrine Continue reading