Update: Life and Books (July 2021)

Update: Life and Books (July 2021)

I'm not sure what I did in July. Not much, to be honest. I bought a few games in the Steam sale that I thought might be accessible with some sort of TTS only to find most of them weren't, so I returned one. Kept one because it was 50% off and a game I'd wanted for a long time. One was partially accessible and only a couple dollars, so I kept it too. And the last was also only a few dollars and...
 
Gamer Musings: How to Make Visual Novels Accessible for Blind / Visually Impaired Players and Screen Reader Users

Gamer Musings: How to Make Visual Novels Accessible for Blind / Visually Impaired Players and Screen Reader Users

I love visual novels and dating sims. I'm also a sighted person who uses a screen reader because of a problem with my eyes/head that is aggravated by looking at computer screens, especially to read a bunch of text. VNs are a type of game that could be totally accessible to blind and visually impaired players and anyone who uses a screen reader because they're text-based! Unfortunately, most are...
 
Quick Reviews: The Serpent’s Coil, Forged in Magic, Ruby Run, Blood Ruby

Quick Reviews: The Serpent’s Coil, Forged in Magic, Ruby Run, Blood Ruby

For this post I have four books that combine the Old West, magic, and mlm romance. The books in this series are set in the same world but each one functions as a standalone about completely different characters, written by different authors. It helps to understand certain things if you read in order, but I think you could read these in any order without any real issue. They didn't blow me away,...
 
Graphic Novel Review: The Vampire and His Pleasant Companions Vol. 1 by Marimo Ragawa (Original Story by Narise Konohara)

Graphic Novel Review: The Vampire and His Pleasant Companions Vol. 1 by Marimo Ragawa (Original Story by Narise Konohara)

Albert is a vampire, but he's unable to stop himself from turning into bat each day when the sun rises, which is how he ends up getting accidentally shipped to Japan. Once there, he'll need help from the strangers who decided to take in the bat, but first he'll have to convince them that he really is a...
 
Mini Reviews: Deadly Curiosities Series – Trifles and Folly 1 & 2, Inheritance

Mini Reviews: Deadly Curiosities Series – Trifles and Folly 1 & 2, Inheritance

In Trifles and Folly, Cassidy and co. use their supernatural gifts to solve mysteries and save the town from paranormal problems, plus there are a few stories from Sorren's POV when he was still a fairly young vampire. In Trifles and Folly 2, Cassidy and co. once again use their supernatural gifts to solve mysteries and save the town from paranormal problems, plus there are a few stories from the...
 
Bookish Musings: How Well Do You Know My Reading Habits? (A Quiz to Celebrate My 6th Blogiversary)

Bookish Musings: How Well Do You Know My Reading Habits? (A Quiz to Celebrate My 6th Blogiversary)

In honor of my sixth blogiversary (which was on the 9th), I decided to just have a little fun. So I've made a ten-question quiz about my books and reading habits! I decided not to use one of those quiz makers because 1) it's a lot of work, and 2) I don't know how accessible they are for screen readers. So you don't have to keep track of your results, but you can still guess and see if you got the...
 
Book Review: Those Words I Dread (Tales of the Tuath Dé Book 1) by Tess Barnett

Book Review: Those Words I Dread (Tales of the Tuath Dé Book 1) by Tess Barnett

When Ciaran is injured by a hunter, the fairy sneaks into Trent's apartment, and Trent begrudgingly lets him stay while he recovers, only because he doesn't want Ciaran's blood on his hands if the hunter gets him. Trent unexpectedly finds himself falling for the fairy, but his father doesn't approve of his sexuality, and the hunter is still out...
 
Update: Life and Books (June 2021) + Late Mermay Art!

Update: Life and Books (June 2021) + Late Mermay Art!

Let's see, what did I do in June... I finally watched Cats (2019)! To be honest, I didn't hate it. It was weird, like everyone said, but some of the songs were fun, and I liked the dancing. I loved the Magical Mr. Mistoffelees! Munkustrap was pretty adorable too. I think most of the weirdness was just from the original story making no sense (from what I know of it), rather than the movie...