Nigmabox Rundown (4/15-4/21) Get Ready For Psycho Bullet Festival

Good news everyone!  After two years of me dragging my feet, I finally finished my latest novel, Psycho Bullet Festival: The Odyssey of Abigale Quinlan, and it will be out on April 27th for your reading pleasure.  It’s been a rough road getting this thing to completion, but I managed to pull through to the end, and it wound up being my largest novel to date as well.  I just hope that some people actually, you know, read this novel.  If no, then I may need to look into alternative distribution methods for my works… and commission some covers. Continue reading

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Nigmabox Rundown (4/08-4/14) To Be A Master!

So, you know how I’m an accounting major and how I previously mentioned that I am going to be done with school this August?  Well, funny thing about that. In order to become a Certified Public Accountant, which is a goal of mine, one does not simply need a Bachelor’s degree as I thought.  Instead, they at least 150 credit hours, which are best met by obtaining a Master’s degree. So, in short, I am going to start taking graduate classes this fall and should be done around December 2019, before then taking the CPA exam.  And here I was looking forward to being done with school once and for all.
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Nigmabox Rundown (4/01-4/07) Natalie Is Not That Smart!

This past week I was accepted into an honor society called Beta Gamma Sigma, which is awarded to the highest performing business students and professors at universities with AACSB accreditation.  This was rather surprising to me as even though my grades have consistently been good, I have never considered myself to be as intelligent as others make me out to be.  While I do pay attention in school and do my work, I’m the sort of student who never opens their textbooks unless it is absolutely necessary, never reads ahead, and only reviews or studies before an exam.  I honestly feel like I have been fumbling my way to academic success for the past… 10 or so years, yet it has been enough to maintain a 3.5+ GPA, and I guess that alone is enough to put me in the top 20% of business students at my school.  Somehow.
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Nigmabox Rundown (3/25-3/31) Live Services Are Dangerous

So, it’s been about three weeks since I quit Fire Emblem Heroes and swore off playing it, or any other service based game.  I can be a somewhat obsessive person at times, and the idea of missing out on something that is time limited instills a sense of anxiety and guilt within me that I absolutely cannot stand.  It is an awful feeling, and I honestly never want to feel this way about another game ever. Henceforth, I am not allowing myself to play any service games, because it causes me to express unhealthy tendencies. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (3/18-3/24) Break Time Is Work Time!

Ever since I started working part-time in 2014, that part time work quickly became full time, or at least close to full time, whenever I happened to have a break from school.  Spring break has meant that I work for a full week, winter break rounds out to a full month, excluding holidays and half days, and summer amounts to, well, near full time work for several months, where the projects just keep on coming.  I’m not complaining about this, I just find it odd how a “break” to me now means that I wind up working more than I would otherwise.
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Nigmabox Rundown (3/11-3/17) Natalie’s Future Is Looking Bright

Recently, I’ve been thinking about how my foreseeable future is going to play out, making my plans for the rest of the year, and I have to say, I’m pretty satisfied with them.  In May, I will meet up with my boyfriend in person for the first time, and also finally release Psycho Bullet Festival: The Odyssey of Abigale Quinlan (I just finished the first draft this week).  In August I will finally finish college, graduating with a bachelor’s in Accounting, and I’ll get a Switch as a graduation present.  From there, I will spend the rest of the year working full time at my mother’s workplace, while studying for the CPA Exam, so that I can get a job as an accountant come 2019.  With a new job, new insurance, and a greater influx of money, it will eventually become time for my Gender Confirmation Surgery. So yeah, my future is looking pretty bright all things considered.
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Nigmabox Rundown (3/04-3/10) Stop Everything! Press-Switch Is Out!

So, a new build of Press-Switch came out, utterly surprising me, and as is always the case with releases of this game, or its sister title Student Transfer, it shot straight up on my priority list.  Except this time I am actually going to review this latest build V0.5a, even though it is largely a revision that does not have most of the content, as, due to coding issues and a desire to change the introduction, the game needs to basically be remade.  That would be enough to dissuade me in most cases, but screw it, I’ve wanted to review this game for almost 4 bloody years, and I’m gonna do it! At least, after I put out this massive Rundown.
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