All posts by Tyler Bauer, ASV Staff Writer

is right behind you, right now. Don't worry he doesn't bite, unless you're into that. After having excellent hair was outlawed in Wichita, he moved up to Kansas City to go to college or something. He's most likely dead by this point, but he hasn't given up listening to sweet soundtracks found in popular games and movies. Being fabulous isn't all fun and games though, and he makes sure to express himself, poorly. His voice has both the properties of water and whatever circus peanuts are made of, while his drawing hand can sketch out a circle, but he'll have to draw a head first. Making eye contact is not advised as it is viewed as a mating challenge. You have been warned.

This Is About a Game Called “Undertale.”

Here I am. Back from the land of the dead. How long has it been since I wrote something here? A year? Probably more. I ask myself why I am here. I don’t really know. I mean I DO know, but I uhh . . .

Look.

I will talk shortly about a game. A game I’ve just recently finished. There are no plot or story spoilers here but there are some out-of-context images that are visual spoilers; it would hurt me physically to spoil this game. Nope, and no tips or tricks on how to play it either. I’m not even reviewing it or rating it this is a review, Tyler, you idiot.

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It is–without a doubt–the best game I’ve ever played.

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Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Crystals, and Robots #SquareEnix

“No matter how many weapons you have, no matter how great your technology might be, the world cannot live without love.”
-Sheeta, Laputa: Castle in the Sky

Greetings! It’s been a while I know; school’s started again and the weight of a thousand souls that have yet to pass on are keeping me busy. That, and I’m just the laziest boy on the face of the earth. But here I am again, and I thought I’d take some time to talk about a film that’s quite close to my heart and those of many others. If the title of the article didn’t give it away, it’s called, Laputa: Castle in the Sky.

"Yes, get me the Colonel. I need to kill Tyler Bauer for his attempts at humor."
“Yes, get me the General. I need Tyler Bauer killed for his sorry attempts at humor.”

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Masuda Jun’ichi: “Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions”

[8:40:50 PM] Tyler: I’d like to do New Music Monday tomorrow, Philip, if that’s okay. I know you have a 12-hour drive home.
[8:40:53 PM] Philip: No, no, I’ll get it done.
[8:40:57 PM] Tyler: Oh, I insist.
[8:41:01 PM] Philip: Are you sure?
[8:41:09 PM] Tyler: Quite. Nyagnyak.
[8:41:16 PM] Philip: Oh you.

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I’ll Take A Chiptune, And Share It!

Ever wanted to become a super-successful, incredibly rich, music superstar? Yeah, I can’t help you there . . . BUT, what I can do is show you a way that you can make your own little 8-bit rhapsodies and share them with your friends and family! I give you BeepBox! It’s a flash-based music tool developed by John Nesky, and it’s an incredibly fun way to get into digital music making.

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