Thursday, January 20, 2022

Vlog Ep. 305: What Did You Eat Yesterday?


This episode of #BaduyPride is all about our love for What Did You Eat Yesterday, which is both a live-action television series and a manga about a middle-aged gay couple in Japan. We stumbled across the show first and fell in love with the characters deeply. Since then I've gotten into the manga, and then we eagerly consumed the limited material from the New Year's special. So our main complaint is the lack of more episodes - at least until we can get a chance to watch the movie.

We tried to avoid spoilers (mostly) but there's a lot to gush about these characters and their stories. We can only hope our fanboying will encourage more folks to support this amazing series or at the very least find some solace ins feel-good, slice-of-life storytelling.

While we chose today's topic, we're always open to suggestions! If you have ideas for future video discussions, feel free to fill out this Google Form and your idea may be featured as the focus for an episode!

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Vlog Ep. 304: Deckscape: Test Time Escape Room Game


After a brief hiatus, #BaduyPride is finally back with new geeky content. And for our first episode for the year, our featured tabletop game is another line of escape room-inspired games. We recently got to play Deckscape: Test Time, the first of a line of puzzle games created by Martino Chiacchiera and Silvano Sorrentino and published by dV Giochi.

Unlike other games of this genre, Deckscape does not rely on an app or website to act as a gating mechanism for its puzzle solutions. So you literally only need the 60 cards in the deck to play - it doesn't even include a rulebook! And the simplicity of this game design is where its brilliance really lies and provides a lot of potential as a travel-friendly escape room experience.

While we chose today's topic, we're always open to suggestions! If you have ideas for future video discussions, feel free to fill out this Google Form and your idea may be featured as the focus for an episode!

Friday, December 31, 2021

Vlog Ep. 303: 2021 Geeky Year in Review


For our last episode of #BaduyPride for 2021, we decided to do a sort of round-up of all the different geeky things we loved this year. We had already done an episode just about the games we enjoyed this year last Tuesday, so this episode took a broader perspective covering everything from movies, TV shows, books, and other things we enjoy. 

It's easy to want to fall into the trap of investing a lot of time to talk about all the things we didn't like this year, of which I'm sure there were a lot. But it's very much in the spirit of Baduy Pride to get into the practice of finding things to meaningfully celebrate without necessarily taking an unrealistic perspective towards the world around us. It's something that can feel quite emotionally fulfilling and I hope that viewers walk away with a lighter feeling because of the reminders of the many fun things we still experienced this year. 

While we chose today's topic, we're always open to suggestions! If you have ideas for future video discussions, feel free to fill out this Google Form and your idea may be featured as the focus for an episode!

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Vlog Ep. 302: Favorite Games of 2021


Because it's time for end-of-the-year wrap-up stuff, this gaming-centric episode of #BaduyPride was all about our favorite or most-memorable games of 2021. We didn't limit ourselves to board games that were published this year or anything like that. Instead, we tried to cover all sorts of games that we've played this year regardless of their time of initial release across all different channels. 

We played a lot of different games this year whether board games, card games, computer games, role-playing games, and other interesting stuff. So it was hard to just come up with an arbitrary list of top 5 or 10 games per type, so instead, we just did what we also do and gushed geekily over all the games that we enjoyed this year. And no regrets there - we had a lot of fun revising all the different games we experienced this year and we have so many others to look forward to in the year to come. 

While we chose today's topic, we're always open to suggestions! If you have ideas for future video discussions, feel free to fill out this Google Form and your idea may be featured as the focus for an episode!


Thursday, December 23, 2021

Vlog Ep. 301: All About Santa


Tonight's episode of #BaduyPride was once again related to the coming holidays - in this case, we decided to talk about everything Santa Claus! Repeated spoiler warnings for kids who may not want to learn too much about Santa Claus. You have been warned. 

There's a certain special magic to Santa Claus, whether you just appreciate his popular representations in fiction, the power of his mythos, or the fond memories born of family tradition. And that's the role Santa plays in many of our lives - a way to believe in magic and to still have a sense of wonder. Believing in Santa Claus is believing in something beyond what we consider to be normal and mundane, and that can be something truly powerful. 

While we chose today's topic, we're always open to suggestions! If you have ideas for future video discussions, feel free to fill out this Google Form and your idea may be featured as the focus for an episode!
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