Music of the Week #554

Annoying setbacks.

Been trying to get more writing and other projects done or started but I’ve been trying to make up for my computer dying on me a couple months back and restoring my collection but it’s been an arduous process to say the least. I was reminded that I still had my Bisque Doll write-up to finish up and how I said I wanted to talk about some of the Spring series so I hope I can get over this current little bump in the road and get back to writing more regularly.

As mentioned last time, Glitzville is considered one of the favorites in the game and despite being only one screen outside in the entire zone, it is rather full of stuff to look at, sort of. There’s a couple elements that only become important once the Scooby Doo segments start up with the mystery of the Glitz Pit becomes relevant but until then, you get a Juice Bar that doesn’t sell you juice and only a hot dog stand. While it looks fancy and jam packed, it is rather small.

Music of the Week #553

Late again

Had to catch up with other stuff for a bit but now I have all the free time in the world. Now having the right mind to maintain said time is going to be the real difficult part. I’m already a bit behind on weekly anime and I still want to talk about Elden Ring preferably this month too. We’ll see how it goes.

This week’s theme preludes one of the most unexpected and delightful chapters in The Thousand Year Door that most people will commonly agree that is not only better than the Boggly Woods, but one of the best chapters in the game as a whole. Glitzville is incredibly small, only boasting around 5-6 unique screens but is jam packed with story and even a bit of mystery. It’s easily one of my favorites as well but my absolute favorite? We’ll we have a discussion for that later.

Music of the Week #551-552

Back on schedule.

Was absolutely swamped with work until recently so I’ve been out of it for two weeks. This also means that I only partially am caught up with spring releases which I’ll probably catch up with over the rest of the week. I’m also finally free to write up my Elden Ring thoughts although I feel as though that will also take a bit of time.

Things did however line up decently well for music discussion. Today we get a set of off-chapter shenanigans including Peach and Bowser, whose scenarios we’ve discussed briefly before. Bowser gets a couple mini-games in the vein of the original Super Mario Bros while Peach gets to go around being Solid Snake again and sneak around the X-Naut base. Instead of Twink, it’s TEC, and I grew to enjoy his character immensely even though it comes off as a bit creepy but in an intriguing way. Whereas Peach’s fun section in Paper Mario was about baking a cake, now one of the scenarios you need to do is dance with a clone hologram to teach TEC what dancing is.