So Final Fantasy IX got a Switch release last week, which pretty much meant that I had to buy it again. IX is one of the only main line Final Fantasy games I’ve ever played through to completion, and I always think I’m going to go back and run through it again. And yet… every time I attempted, I always hit a brick wall less than a half-hour in.

Oh, Vivi… you’re such a good boy. But why you gotta spend so much time jumping rope? That jump rope sequence ends more Final Fantasy IX run-throughs for me than any other opening in any other game.


One of the main themes of Into the Spiderverse is this idea that anyone can be a hero, regardless of their background or where they come from. Thus, Twitter is abuzz with artists and illustrators making their own “spidersona” to reflect their unique qualities that make them powerful. My “spidersona” is… basically just Peter B. Parker, I guess.

(Last Spiderverse post, I promise.)

Leap of Faith

So we’re coasting the wave of a superhero renaissance in the world of pop culture, what with the glut of Avengers, Batman, and other films starring Hollywood’s handsomest dudes. With all of that, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse still stands out as one of the best of the bunch for one simple reason: superheroes work best in cartoon form. Seriously, this one deserves a watch.

Cheating at Inktober ‘18: Lois and Clark

“Are you going to draw them like Lewis and Clark? You know, like the explorers?”

No, because I don’t want to draw buckskin.

Seriously, though, Lois Lane is, like, the best character in comics. Well, maybe not the absolute best, but she’s pretty darn great.