The Adventures of Orokin Chonk – An Ultra Buddy

When the upgraded buddy system came out in Pokemon Go, I found it absolutely adorable. I also had a big choice to make: which Pokemon should I use as my buddy? After all, they’ll be free to wander around, I’ll be feeding them berries and they’ll be earning candy and getting various boosts, like helping catch Pokemon and ultimately get a boost in CP. I had so many options. I could walk a Gible or a Litwick or one of the Generation 5 starters, which I need a lot of candy for. I could walk an evolved Pokemon that I… [Continue Reading]

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Book Review: The Elder Scrolls Official Cookbook

For Christmas, I got a very strange selection of gifts that I absolutely adored. The most peculiar gift I got though was from my brother, which, as the title of this article suggests, was a cookbook, based on the Elder Scrolls universe. Written by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel, this book is part of a collection of cookbooks spanning a range of popular, fantasy themes like Game of Thrones and World of Warcraft. Brother, having seen how much time I’ve spent playing Skyrim, wisely picked this book out for me. And it’s a really, really nicely laid out book, with an obviously fantasy… [Continue Reading]

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Dead Articles

Being a new year and a new decade, sometimes I think about clearing out all the backlogs and finishing off a lot of unfinished stuff. After all, every time I log in to the Daily SPUF to write an article, I am met with the same old message, the same reminder that there are nearly a hundred articles sitting in the Drafts section, unwanted and unloved. The same goes for the Pending section, which is currently sparsely populated with four mediocre backup articles that I can schedule if I really fuck up and don’t have anything else to publish. But… [Continue Reading]

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Five Pokemon Who Need Party Hats

The Hatch-a-thon has returned in Pokemon Go, meaning that we get extra rewards for hatching Pokemon from eggs and there’s a massive 50k stardust reward for walking 50km in a week. This also means that Pikachu in a Party Hat is popping up in the wild, with Pichu in eggs and Raichu wandering around with a party hat feeling unloved as always. But 2020’s Hatch-a-thon also brings with it some new Pokemon! Raticate and Wobbuffet can be found in raids with party hats and Wurmple and its family can be hatched from eggs with party hats, all of which can… [Continue Reading]

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A Dramatization of A Second Dream

“Hey, is that your friend there?” Khora nudged at Volt as they both exited Khora’s bright pink Railjack. Khora herself was decorated in white and red, with her pet cat Venari’s metallics matching, but the railjack was so bright that it put Volt and his yellow-ness to shame. They had just finished a mission that was somewhat longer than they had expected, flying through the scary, red place known as the Veil Proxima and finding themselves boarding a very strange and, uh, ‘flower’-shaped ship. Overall, it had been a successful mission, but the ship had disappeared and Khora and Volt… [Continue Reading]

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Hello 2020!

It’s January! January the 1st, 2020! A brand new year and a brand new decade. Time for change and new year’s resolutions and all sorts of sudden changes in lifestyles that we can’t realistically keep up! In fact, you might be trying to decide right now what your new year’s resolutions will be, what changes you will make in the future, how you will try and make your life better this year compared to last year. Actually, if you’re anything like the late Douglas Adams, you might even be looking for a piece of paper to write your new year’s… [Continue Reading]

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On Buying A New Laptop

Right now, I am waiting for things to download, to install or copy over from my external hard drive. I have, after months of struggling, finally decided to buy a new laptop. The final straw was a splash of diet cheap cola, which rendered my keyboard unusable, but only decided to do so about 20 minutes later in the middle of a game of Risk of Rain 2. Being someone who uses a keyboard a lot, this was a little bit of a pain in the ass, and since it’s the Christmas break, nowhere is really open to fix my… [Continue Reading]

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Horrible, Horrible Youtube Recommendations

I think, after writing for this blog for like five years or something, you can somewhat get an idea of what things I like. At the very least, you can guess that I like video games, most notably things like Team Fortress 2, Warframe, Skyrim and Minecraft. I also like things like Risk of Rain, Borderlands and the Binding of Isaac. These games are all pretty large, popular games that have avid communities and thus create a huge amount of video content, a lot of which ends up on Youtube. But I’m willing to look into other games as well,… [Continue Reading]

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Merry Smissmas Everyone

It’s that time of year again. It’s Smissmas. “Medic, don’t you mean Christmas?” No, I mean Smissmas. It’s just like Christmas except it’s a silly version taken straight out of Team Fortress 2. Now, I haven’t played Team Fortress 2 properly in a long time. Due to being a Medic main and the average player not really understanding a Medic’s limitations, I kinda drifted away and started playing games where I didn’t need to worry about others keeping my character safe. The lack of decent Team Fortress 2 updates with anything actually in them put me off entirely, especially since… [Continue Reading]

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The Adventures of Volt and Smaller Volt

“Hey, space mum!” Volt rolled his neural sensors as he received another message from an Excalibur he had recently taken under his wing. Unlike the first Excalibur, who seemed to know what he was doing and just lacked the firepower, this Excalibur was filled with questions. Questions and annoying nicknames for Volt. “Please don’t call me that…” Volt sighed, before perking up. “How you doing?” “I’m doing great!” the fresh, young Tenno messaged back. “I just finished an exterminate mission and now I’m going to do a sabotage mission on Mercury!” “You need help?” Volt asked. “Uh, no, but I… [Continue Reading]

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