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In Books, Games, Lists, Television on
March 5, 2017

Layla Lists: My Personal #SignalBoost

So if you haven’t caught my ramblings on twitter, I should let you know I’m a pretty major Critter – aka fan of the web show Critical Role. Watching a group of nerdy-ass voice actors play Dungeons & Dragons for many, many hours has introduced me to a many fun things. In particular, I have them to thank for introducing me to both the brilliant force of nature that is Marisha Ray. Together with Geek & Sundry, Ray helped to launch a new web show called Signal Boost. The concept is pretty simple. Each host shares a small number of things out there in the world that deserve a boost. It’s really an opportunity to talk about some things you appreciate that may not get the attention you feel they should. And in turn, you hope that someone else will find a new fixation to enjoy.

I’ve explained enough I think, so let me go ahead and get to the Signal Boosting already! Here are a few things I would like to share with you, some perhaps more established than others.

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In Games, Reviews on
April 15, 2016

Girl Meets Game: Lingering Glances and Country Dances in Visual Novel App ‘Regency Love’

So about two weeks or so ago I stumbled upon a little gem of an app called Regency Love. After a while of self debate, I decided to give it a go for a few reasons. First, I always love a Regency romance. I had played another game called Matches & Matrimony, inspired from the works of Jane Austen, that captured my heart but in comparison now seems a bit formulaic. Also, I figured I could use something easy to play during breaks at work and in the waiting room for appointments. Little did I know the game would end up occupying so much more of my time, because it is just that delightful. So much so, I’ve decided to make it my first review and real post here at the new blog.

captionIn Regency Love, you play the role of a young lady coming to terms with life after her father’s passing and perhaps finding marriage to secure your future. To start, you are given the chance to name your protagonist or you can go with the default offering which was Catherine Fairchild, nicknamed Kitty. Coming up with names for my characters in games has always been my biggest struggle, so in an attempt to not put off starting the story any longer I stuck with Miss Fairchild. I was immediately struck by the beautiful art – especially considering I play this on my tiny iPhone screen, and soothing music. But my favorite part of the game has to be the rich assortment characters. The charming town of Darlington hosts a number of citizens, each with their own fun personality and story. I found myself eager to talk with everyone – even poor Mr. Digby, stressed as it seemed to make him. There is your concerned but well meaning mother, your longtime best friend and confidant Miss Earlwood, the meddling and melodramatic Mrs. Norris, the town’s bickering champions Mr. Winslow and Miss Ingram, the fragile and sweet Miss Ashcroft and finally but more importantly Lord Fat Cat himself, of whom I will speak no further to not spoil his enigmatic role.

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