Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, July 30, 2022, or: Well, Better a Late Blog Post Than NO Blog Post, Right?

It’s late afternoon on this last Saturday of July 2022, and I am listening to Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 2 in E-Minor, Op. 27 as I try to get this blog post to a good start. It’s still mostly sunny and hot outside – 94°F/35°C– so I am not enticed to go out for a walkContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, July 30, 2022, or: Well, Better a Late Blog Post Than NO Blog Post, Right?”

Old Gamers Never Die: ‘Acting Lessons’ Visual Novel Review – The Choices You Make Can Take You to Many (Hot) Places

Acting Lessons (2018) Designed by: Dr. PinkCake Published/Released by: Dr. PinkCake ( via Patreon, Steam, GOG.com) Genre: Visual Novel, Erotic, Adults Only On December 10, 2018, an indie video game developer who goes by the name “Dr. PinkCake” released Acting Lessons, an adults-only visual novel about a 30-something man who, during personal turmoil, saves theContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: ‘Acting Lessons’ Visual Novel Review – The Choices You Make Can Take You to Many (Hot) Places”

Late July Diversions: An Update on My TBR and TBW Lists for the Summer of ’22

Well, with the end of July only a few days off, it’s time for an update on my To Be Watched (TBW) and To Be Read (TBR) lists for the seventh month of 2022. As you know, July is not my favorite month of the year. My mother died on July 19, 2015, after herContinue reading “Late July Diversions: An Update on My TBR and TBW Lists for the Summer of ’22”

And Now, Something TOTALLY Different: A Quick First Impressions Look at ‘Being a DIK’

Back in the 1990s, when I subscribed to Playboy magazine, I read a short article about an adults-only computer game titled Virtual Valerie. Virtual Valerie was created by a guy named Mike Saenz and released in April of 1990 by a software developer called Reactor, Inc. It was described as a dating sim, and becauseContinue reading “And Now, Something TOTALLY Different: A Quick First Impressions Look at ‘Being a DIK’”