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My interests have changed a lot over the years, so it's time to start over with a new description.

I'm an autistic nerd whose gaming tastes are "Nintendo plus indies," whose taste in movies is varied, and who likes a good story-driven cartoon.

Some video games I really like are:

  • Road 96 - interactive storytelling with randomized elements, fun characters, and a compelling story
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - the most fun and immersion I've ever had with an open world game
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  • Super Mario Odyssey - the most epic adventure Mario has gone on yet, loaded with ideas
  • Deadly Premonition - town simulation crossed with murder mystery crossed with surreal and absurdist humor
  • Ghostrunner - first-person running and swording where nearly everyone including the player is a One-Hit-Point Wonder
  • Dariusburst (Chronicle Saviours and Another Chronicle EX+) - extremely polished space shooters with a lot of depth

In video games, I tend to like a combination of simplicity (in the sense of not being complicated) and depth (in the sense of there being many things to do, which are optional). I also really like atmosphere, which is why the world of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the town life simulation aspect of Deadly Premonition interested me so much.

I used to hate the indie scene, thinking it was nothing but simple games that very few people could relate to or be interested in, but now that it's grown much larger and produced way more games with better quality, I think the indie scene is responsible for some of the most interesting and fun games out there. Or even just well made games with lower production values than usual, like the jet-ski racing game Riptide GP Renegade. In fact, the indie scene revitalized my interest in video games! There's just way more variety out there than ever before, and the indies are getting better.


Some movies I really liked are:

I can't say what exactly I like in movies, tbh, as the ones I like don't have much in common with each other. Though I do like when a good plot is used well, and I like fun character interactions and good character moments crossed with a compelling story. Compelling story and interesting or fun characters is usually the formula, I guess. I also prefer characters using their wits to survive instead of using fighting skills (or fighting skills alone).

I also like some live action shows, such as Atypical.