SlimKirby Central

SlimKirby Central #10. November 2016

Hello everybody, SlimKirby here, and welcome to the newest addition to SlimKirby Central. If you’ve stumbled on this page, you’ll notice that this update isn’t going to be like the other updates I’ve done for this series. I’ll have a video posted on November 15th, 2016 explaining the circumstances, but this month’s update is going to be a written update and not a video update. My apologies if you wanted to have my angelic voice guide you through another month of stuff happening on the SlimKirby scene, alongside my video game music collection, but hopefully this will suffice for this month because the update I was going to make just wasn’t working for me. If you would like the advice of a soundtrack you could listen to during this read-through, I recommend the Yoshi’s Woolly World soundtrack, or a game I’ve played through recently all the way through again, Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword. Just to give a few suggestions…

So just like the normal videos, I’m going to go through all the mediums one by one and just update you on things going on, things coming up, and stuff of that nature. I’ll even throw in some shout-outs along the way.

Youtube

Currently I’ve been working on wrapping up The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and I’ve also playing through Wario Land 3 and all the boards of Mario Party DS. Ocarina of Time is about finished and will actually conclude on Thursday of this week (November 17th). Ocarina of Time has been an amazing project and I’m honestly surprised at how much I’ve had fun with it. Going into the project, it wasn’t my favorite Zelda game (heck, not sure I would even put it in my Top 5), but I have a newfound respect for it after playing it again. Thankfully, although the project is ending, it will not be the last we see of Ocarina of Time. It will return next year in a small mini-series where I play through all the dungeons Master Quest style on the 3DS version of the game. This way, you get a taste of Master Quest and you get a taste of the 3DS port of the game, which is honestly, in my opinion, the definitive version of Ocarina of Time.

As for the other two projects, I’ve been moving along quite swimmingly, or at least I like to think that I am. At this point I’m about half-way through Wario Land 3, and this weekend will be the fourth of five Mario Party DS boards I cover. However, while their ends will be certain (early December for the former, late November for the latter), at this point I’m a bit uncertain of how the extra videos will go, not to mention how long they will last. Because of this, once I get to the extra content, I’m going to try and get as much done as I can. This means that I won’t be starting any new projects until roughly December 5th or 6th at the earliest, and I don’t foresee any other new projects until I’ve maybe finished the extra content for one of the two games (or maybe even both).

My main goal is to finish both Mario Party DS and Wario Land 3 before the end of the year. As usual and as probably expected, I am once again hosting a Project of the Year video that will be posted on the last day of 2016, and I would like to qualify both Wario Land 3 and Mario Party DS for the voting of that video. Even though they may be cutting it pretty damn close, the main parts of their playthroughs will be finished before the first full week of December, and I think that more than qualifies them, even if they do have quite a bit of bonus and extra content to go. Anything else that starts in December will not be finished before December ends, so they will not be qualified, but they will be qualified for the following year’s list, undoubtedly.

So breaking all of this down into a calendar representation, this is how each week’s upload schedule will look like for the next 3-4 weeks. Next week (Thanksgiving week), Wario Land 3 will be uploaded every single weekday except Thanksgiving (I have something special planned for Thanksgiving), and I’ll post the final board of Mario Party DS on that weekend. The next week will finish out the main part of Wario Land 3 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, while I’ll start posting extra videos of Mario Party DS on Tuesday and Thursday in addition to Saturday and Sunday. The following week (December 5th), is when I’ll start my new project (which I’ll get into next paragraph) and that will more than likely be posted on Monday, Wednesday and Friday while I use the other 4 days to finish up whatever I have left of the other two projects. I know it might seem a little confusing, but trust me, I have everything worked out in my head and I’m pretty confident in what I’m doing.

As for the new project, it’s not really a surprise as this has been advertised for an entire year by this point, but the newest LP is going to be Super Paper Mario, a project I’m really excited about and really looking forward to, especially with how well Paper Mario and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door were received on my channel. They were both Project of the Year recipients and I’m very curious to see if this series can do it three times in a row. However, I probably shouldn’t even get into 2017’s Project of the Year when 2016’s hasn’t even been named yet. Anyway, I do have an idea of what projects I will release after the extras of both Wario Land 3 and Mario Party DS have been finished, and at this point, I’m 90% certain they are going to remain the same, but just for fun, or at least until next month, I’m going to keep quiet and see if I can keep the suspense going. After all, I also need to decide what projects I’m going to tease at the end of the Project of the Year video for 2017!

But what else can you expect on my channel in the coming weeks? Well, I did tease a special video to be released on Thanksgiving, and if you have been paying attention to my SlimKirby Central videos as of late, you probably have an idea of what that video is going to be (I have been working on it for the entire year after all). Also, I have returned to the world of Pokemon Go, FINALLY, after too many months of not playing the game. So maybe, JUST MAYBE, I can work on another log video talking about my experiences and some of the new features I have not discussed yet. And of course, as already mentioned in this section, it wouldn’t be the end of the year without my traditional “Project of the Year” video. Even though it really doesn’t pertain to November and will be more pressing in December, I will announce that voting for that video will start not long after I finish the main game of Wario Land 3 or after I finish the extras of Mario Party DS. So basically, before the next SlimKirby Central, so keep your eyes peeled.

I think that’s all I have to talk about though, so let’s move on to some shorter sections where I have less to talk about.

Twitch

Ok, so I’ll be talking about this a bit more in my November 15th update video, but at this current point in time, I am taking a bit of a break from Twitch for a few weeks. I know this is very disappointing to many of my Twitch fans, but at this point in time, I really need a break, and I feel like it’s a very good time to take one. I just recently finished three games, I’ve had a major lack of interest in RetroAchievements, and moving forward, there’s just not really a whole lot I want to stream at the moment. So instead of fighting the stress of streaming in addition to all of that other stuff, it just makes more sense to step away for a bit and refresh myself before jumping into the fray again.

However, please do not consider this to be the end of my streaming or my Twitch channel. This break is only temporary and I already have plenty of ideas for stuff I will be doing when I return. For one, the Digimon World stream, which has been highly requested since I finished Digimon World 2 and got my hands on Digimon World 1…it will no doubt be one of my top and first priorities when I return. With how much fun DW2 was last year, I would love to experience the same hype all over again (assuming I like the game and it doesn’t pull a DW3 on me). Also, with how much fun my Name That Tune special was last month, I’d love to host another event like that over the Holidays and potentially get more competitors for not only my contests, but also for Odinspack33’s trivia nights that he hosts on his stream channel.

Speaking of which, if you would like to fill the void of your stream viewing pleasures, I highly recommend you check out Odinspack and his brother Cypheron on their co-op Twitch channel called Ami_Bros. They host a stream event every single day and I’m very set on helping them get more followers and more exposure because they are very set on making this channel huge and I would like to see them accomplish that. I’ve known Odin for a very long time and he’s a very good friend of mine, so please, go and show him and his bro some support! I also have many other friends who stream pretty regularly as well, so don’t be afraid to check them out as well, as they are very good people; SMXLI, KingofKienzan, WolfSheikah, AlanEdgeHead

PuddlePlainsHD

Still do not have a lot to talk about on this front, but we are getting closer and closer to finishing our next project. We just have to do commentary for a few more parts and we should be good to go. We also have a few other projects on backlog that we are looking into, so just stick with us and maybe we will have something for you guys in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, we are looking forward to the return of Magfest, which will be happening in the first week of January, so maybe we can get a few other things recorded there for you guys as well.

Website

Yeah, don’t have a lot of action here either, but I’m looking to having that change when we get into 2017. I know it may seem like a broken record, but to put things in perspective, I feel like 2016 has seen the most use of my website so far in the last 2 or 3 years of this site existing. I find it difficult for me to keep this updated just because the days I used to frequent message boards and write essays every day are over, so when it comes to writing articles or reviews, I’m just not as prolific as a writer as I once was, which is kind of the downside of this kind of work that I do. However, just from writing this update, I feel like it’s something that I really should try to get back into, because there are lots of things I have to say about video games and gaming in general. But yeah, that’s my plan anyway…whether or not I succeed, we’ll just have to see. Also, I’ll try to have a new Question Corner out this week. With no streams this week, I should be able to get that done.

Star Warrior Shout-Out

I already gave a handful of shout-outs earlier, but there is something I have neglected to mention so far that I really feel like highlighting because it potentially saved me from not only spending more money, but also preventing any delays on the channel as well.

So if you’ve been watching the Ocarina of Time playthrough, you know that I was having some slight issues with my capture device as of late. I really don’t know why that was the case, it’s still a mystery to me, and I’m not even 100% sure that the problem has been fixed. But, thanks to Youtube user General Snivy, I was able to not only contact Elgato technical support, but he also helped me run some tests to make sure everything was working properly. And as of right now, I think I might be good to go moving forward. Again, I’m not 100% convinced everything is working perfectly, but with how fickle technology can be and how it can be your worst enemy in this type of work, I feel a lot better moving forward.

So of course, this month’s Star Warrior shout-out goes out to General Snivy for helping me out of, honestly a situation that kind of freaked me out a little bit. I haven’t had any major tech issues (with exception to my Internet when it comes to streaming, but that’s another issue entirely) in a very long time and I was kind of hoping that I was done with that stuff. Given, I shouldn’t be so ignorant as there will no doubt always be some sort of issues that develop, but still, it was nice having a winning streak for once and it’s also nice to know that the streak can kind of continue. General Snivy has been a long-time watcher of my videos and he was also a frequent competitor in the Star Warrior Cup tournaments I used to host on Mario Kart 8. I also interact with him on Twitter sometimes (which is how all of this tech support started) and he is a very nice guy. He does Let’s Plays of his own on his own channel, consisting of Banjo Kazoie for X-Box Live Arcade, Diddy Kong Racing, Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Final Mix and various other games, so check him out if you are interested in those games, and thank you General for saving me from a giant freak-out.

Conclusion

So with all of that said and done, I think I’m about ready to wrap this update up. Thanks to everyone for all of your continued support and patience, and again, I do apologize for this being a written update instead of a video one and of course for the stream hiatus, but I’m hoping with a month and a half left of 2016, we can end the year on a bang, so let’s see what we can do. I’m really excited for next month’s update as it’s looking to be more of a look-forward into 2017, and I’m very optimistic about the new year. 2016 has been a difficult year for sure, and with recent political updates, 2017 may not have a lot of high hopes right now, but I feel like the more negatively you look at something before it happens, you’re already setting yourself up for failure, which is not a good thing. So let’s all just try to be the best we can be and do what we can to make this world worth living, ok? I’ll talk you guys soon! Later folks!

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SlimKirby Central #9. October 2016

Welcome to the ninth issue of SlimKirby Central! This is a series where I get into what’s currently going on with my Youtube channel, my Twitch channel and everything else I do in between; including some updates of what’s going on for me outside of the Internet world, if I feel like it’s applicable.

 

 

Not a lot to mention for the month of October. Just general updates on what projects would be starting on both Youtube and Twitch, giving some progress on a video that’s been in production for awhile now, and I give a very special shout-out to someone whose work I’ve admired and respected for some time now.

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SlimKirby Central #8. September 2016

Welcome to the eighth issue of SlimKirby Central! This is a series where I get into what’s currently going on with my Youtube channel, my Twitch channel and everything else I do in between; including some updates of what’s going on for me outside of the Internet world!

 

 

For September, there wasn’t a whole lot to mention, despite the length of the video probably saying otherwise. Just giving an update of projects to expect by the end of the year, and I also start talking about some things on my mind and do a little reflection on my attitude when responding to comments.

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SlimKirby Central #7. August 2016

Welcome to the seventh issue of SlimKirby Central! This is a series where I get into what’s currently going on with my Youtube channel, my Twitch channel and everything else I do in between; including some updates of what’s going on for me outside of the Internet world!

 

 

For August’s update, I talk about the progress of the NES Marathon and the upcoming projects to follow it. Also speak pretty in-depth about the status of streaming and my website.

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SlimKirby Central #6. July 2016

Welcome to the sixth issue of SlimKirby Central! This is a series where I get into what’s currently going on with my Youtube channel, my Twitch channel and everything else I do in between; including some updates of what’s going on for me outside of the Internet world!

 

 

For July’s update, I talked about the upcoming NES Marathon on my channel for the month of August. Also talked a little bit about streaming, the revival of PuddlePlains for a new Puddles project, and some other things on my mind.

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SlimKirby Central #5 - May 2016

Welcome to the fifth issue of SlimKirby Central! This is a series where I get into what’s currently going on with my Youtube channel, my Twitch channel and everything else I do in between; including some updates of what’s going on for me outside of the Internet world!

 

 

As of this month, I’ve decided not to include the outline because it’s all in the video description of the above video, so if you want to see it, click on the “Youtube” button in the video window to go to the actual page. From now on I’ll just give a brief summary below the video to address what was going on during this time.

As for May’s update, I talked about the upcoming Momocon 2016 convention and how that will affect my stream schedule over the following few weeks and bounced a few other ideas around for the most part.

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SlimKirby Central #4 - April 2016

Welcome to the fourth issue of SlimKirby Central! This is a series where I get into what’s currently going on with my Youtube channel, my Twitch channel and everything else I do in between; including some updates of what’s going on for me outside of the Internet world!

 

(Every bullet point will be time stamped, so you know what part of the video discussion starts on that topic)

Episode 4: April 2016

I. Youtube – 0:27
Link
a). Sonic CD will finish up next week on Tuesday, and I will upload an extra Brawl video on Thursday since Sonic CD will be over. Aside from that, schedule will continue as normal.
b). Kirby’s Return to Dreamland will be the replacement project for Sonic CD and will start on April 26th.
c). Super Mario Galaxy and Mega Man 7 will be upcoming projects as well, following Sacred Stones & Return to Dream Land, but the order of this will depend a lot on how I’m feeling.
d). Super Smash Bros. Brawl will continue for awhile, so no replacement weekend projects announced yet.
e). Currently figuring out other projects for the future. No cause for alarm as I’ll probably have more ideas by next update.

II. Twitch – 4:46
Link
a). New and modified rules on my Twitch page! Check them out before participating in chat, whether you are new or haven’t been around for awhile.
b). Digimon World 3 starting tonight (April 16th) as my next grinding stream game.
c). RetroAchievements going pretty well. Secure in Top 25 and trying to break and stay into Top 20, but will not be surprised if I drop some ranks here and there.
d). Thinking about doing some blind streams and maybe some speed run streams in the future. Expect blind streams to happen during my Wednesday night timeslot and speed run streams to be determined.

III. Shoutout, Thank Yous & Other Announcements – 10:04
a) Star Warrior Shout-out of the Month: WolfofStorms
b) Donation Goal of $550 for New Nintendo 3DS Capture Card has been met! Thank you to everyone who donated and supported me during this time!
c) To celebrate and show my appreciation for this donation goal being met, I will be planning a 24-hour stream event. Still thinking of the date and theme for the stream, so let me know if you have any ideas.

IV. Real Talk – 18:14
Talking about things going on in my life and things upcoming, namely Momocon! More information on that will be talked about on next month’s update. Until then though, just reminding everyone to stay strong and stay on top of things. You can do anything!

Other Links:
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Donation Page

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SlimKirby Central #3 - February 2016

Welcome to the third issue of SlimKirby Central! This is a series where I get into what’s currently going on with my Youtube channel, my Twitch channel and everything else I do in between; including some updates of what’s going on for me outside of the Internet world!

 

(Every bullet point will be time stamped, so you know what part of the video discussion starts on that topic)

Episode 3: February 2016

I. Magfest 2016 – 0:18
a). Will be gone from February 16th – February 23rd
b). No streams during this time
c). Videos uploaded and scheduled during this time.
d). Videos will attempted to be recorded at the convention; namely Mario Kart: Double Dash Battle mode videos.

II. Youtube – 3:42
Link
a). Projects and Scheduling continuing as normal with small adjustments here and there to speed up Sacred Stones.
b). Tropical Freeze and Brawl’s Subspace Emissary to be finished in March.
c). Sonic CD looking to be next project after current wave.

III. Twitch – 9:41
Link
a). RetroAchievements progress very strong, hoping to make Top 30 soon!
b). Digimon World 2 ended this weekend and I started a RetroAchievements run of Pokemon Crystal as a replacement.

IV. Website – 12:41
Link
Nothing new to report on, lol.

V. PuddlePlainsHD – 13:11
Link
a). Recordings have continued, but still not ready to post until after Magfest.
b) As mentioned before, will be attempting to record some Puddles stuff AT Magfest.
c) Check Odinspack33’s Twitter for updates on his new “Name that Tune” competition!

VI. Shout-out of the Month – 15:21
Digital Blizz

VII. Real Talk & Conclusion – 18:18
Ok, so there isn’t much to really talk about here, this was mainly just me giving an inspirational “message” to those who, right now, are kind of struggling with balancing everything. It’s something I struggle with on a pretty regular basis, and I just wanted to give some advice in the form of what goes through my head and what calms me down during those times. Hope it helps!

Other Links:
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Donation Page

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SlimKirby Central #2 - January 2016

Welcome to the second issue of SlimKirby Central! This is a series where I get into what’s currently going on with my Youtube channel, my Twitch channel and everything else I do in between; including some updates of what’s going on for me outside of the Internet world!

 

(Every bullet point will be time stamped, so you know what part of the video discussion starts on that topic)

Episode 2: January 2016

I. Youtube – 0:49
a) Link
b) With Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and Thomas Was Alone finished, both Super Smash Bros. Brawl & Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze will begin. These projects, alongside Sacred Stones, will be lasting awhile and there will probably not be a lot of change on my channel for a bit. If I feel like I need to speed one of the projects up though, I will take measures that will allow that. For now though, going with what I initially planned.
c) Big projects for this year officially announced: Super Mario Galaxy and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Super Paper Mario announced for most-likely an early 2017 release.

II. Twitch – 6:33
a) Link
b) Might be rolling back a bit with the Twitch streams, due to lack of enjoyment with some streaming sessions. Although not cancelling or stopping streams, there will be some changes to ensure more enjoyment to you guys, and me, the streamer.
c) One change is that streams will be less structured and more casual and informal, or rather, that’s what I want to go for. I don’t want people to know or assume what I’m playing every time and I want to focus more on what I personally want to play for you guys.
d) RetroAchievements will be less playing through blind, especially when games have challenges that are maybe too hard, or hold up progress. Achievement of the Week could be applicable to this too. Currently Rank 36 though, so I’ve been making some really good progress.
e) In general, I have not been enjoying playing through certain games blind. These streams may stop entirely because I want my first impressions of games to be less “me being annoyed” and more about me taking in the game without outside influence.
f) Streams like the Digimon World 2 stream events have been fantastic. Want my streams to be more like “this” as opposed to what has been happening lately with everything else. Will be pushing my streams to have more of this type of environment, and my mods will be helping me with that as well.
g) Not mentioned here in this section, but Twitch Alerts and a donation page have been set up! Thanks to PixlPlume!

III. Website – 12:46
a) Link
b) Site is pretty much up to date with projects, and the next Question Corner will be uploaded once I reach that question threshold (which will actually be next week at this current pace).

IV. PuddlePlainsHD – 14:15
a) Link
b) Projects have started being worked on! Pay attention to the PuddlePlainsHD twitter account for when they will go live!
c) PuddlePlainsHD Twitter

V. Shout-out of the Month – 15:54
PixlPlume

VI. Real Talk & Conclusion – 17:41
a) In the process of trying to get a job and getting assistance from a good friend from high school. Just letting you guys know that this process is continuing and will be ongoing for awhile, so if I ever need to make any changes on the Youtube & Twitch front, I might need to. But aside from that, looking very much forward to the future
b) Will be attending MAGFest 2016 next month from February 18th- February 21st. I will have more information next month!

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Donation Page

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SlimKirby Central #1 – December 2015

Hey guys! Welcome to the first issue of SlimKirby Central! A series where I get into what’s currently going on with my Youtube channel, my Twitch channel and everything else I do in between.

 

 

(Every bullet point will be time stamped, so you know what part of the video discussion starts on that topic)

SlimKirby Central
I. Explanation of this “new” series – 0:00

Episode 1: December 2015 – 1:52

I. Deadlines – 1:57
a) Voting for Top 10 2015 Youtube Projects
b) Voting ends around December 27th, 2015! Get your votes in now!

II. Youtube – 2:52
a) Link
b) Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, Thomas Was Alone & Mario Kart: Double Dash will continue as normal. Latter two should wrap up around mid-January. Sacred Stones will be going on for awhile.
c) Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Super Smash Bros. Brawl will more than likely be the replacements for projects ending in January.
d) Mario Party 10 Rankings & Plants vs. Zombies Survival Mode will be posted before the end of 2015!

III. Stream/Twitch – 4:41
a) Link
b) Looking in to building a solid streaming foundation and schedule due to enjoyment with this medium.
c) RetroAchievements Streams – Around Rank 45, staying pretty consistent at that rank, working on Zelda Oracle games, Achievement of the Weeks, and anything else I feel like working on my own time.
d) Blind Pikmin 3 stream playthrough in progress, almost finished, Mario Party and other board game playthroughs done as warm-ups, and looking for game to do after Pikmin 3, whether it’s blind, a redux, etc.
e) Note: Stream playthroughs WILL NOT be used as Youtube Let’s Play projects. Pikmin 3 will still be its own playthrough when I get to it later, for example.
f) Grinding Streams – Due to success of Pokemon Light Platinum Grinding Stream, started a playthrough of Digimon World 2, a very grind-heavy game. Have had a session of the game already (two sessions, actually, but the second session was completely unplanned and unscheduled (after I recorded the audio for this video). Next session will be on Saturday of this week, if you are interested in checking it out)
g) Been trying to export all Twitch streams to Youtube for convenient watching, but have been having issues with Twitch exporter, and will be unable to put them on Youtube until Twitch gets their act together. Until then, streams will be featured on the highlights section of Twitch Channel
h) Still open to trying new things on Twitch channel!

IV. Website – 10:17
a) Link
b) Trying to keep website up to date with Youtube and Twitch endeavors.
c) Much like streaming, open to ideas and trying to come up with things to do for it.

V. PuddlePlainsHD – 12:09
a) Link
b) Content is on hold until we can find a way to schedule recordings and meet-ups.
c) PuddlesTV Community Streaming Schedule

VI. Star Warrior Shoutout – 14:11
Odispack33

VII. Real Talk & Closing – 16:04
a) Explanation on why December has been a very busy month for me and what the future looks like for me in terms of my life, career & the SlimKirby name
b) Trying to get a Patreon page set-up and a non-temporary donation link for future production on my channel!

Thanks for watching/listening guys! =)

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