Hey Blerdy Tribe! So a few months back I said that when I hit 2k followers on Twitter that I would host a giveaway to celebrate–well I am currently sitting pretty at 2,200+ Twitter followers and it’s high time I make good on that promise! But, what I didn’t anticipate was that I would also hit 1k blog followers too… which is especially worth celebrating! So, I am happy to announce that I am collaborating with the amazing folks at Aksys Games, Great Gretuski, Lunaris Games, Sake Visual, and Roseverte Games to bring you all a special giveaway during which two lucky entrants will win super special awesome otome game starter packs!
Yes dear readers you read that right, I’m giving away two otome game starter packs, to celebrate hitting two huge milestones! I have been blogging a little over five years and through all the ups and downs you all have stuck with me and I cannot thank you enough! Your love and support is what makes Blerdy Otome the super awesome place that it is and whether you’re a longtime lurker or a new reader, I want to thank you for coming along with me on this wonderful Bishie filled journey!
Right, so to find out more about this exclusive giveaway keep reading and I’ll give you all the deets!!
So, remember back in August when I did a call for questions? Yeah, me neither.
I kid. 2020, was the year that I celebrated my 5th Blogging Anniversary and since it’s such a huge milestone, I decided to do a Q&A post, since a lot has changed since I started this site and there are quite a few new faces… I figured this would be a chill way to get to know me and have a bit of fun. But, one thing lead to another and months went by and here we are in December. So before the year ends, here is the promised Q&A post~
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions, some of these were tough… but I had a lot of fun answering these and I hope they live up to expectations!! So, without further ado, here are my answers!!
I have been running this site for a little over five years and there is one question that has plagued my blogging experience: Do you have any game recommendations?
It’s not that I don’t want to give game recommendations. Hell, I give them all the time, to friends, family, complete strangers on the internet… I have lists dedicated to game recommendations! I can’t tell you how happy I get when someone doesn’t just play a game I recommend, but they fall in love with it. It’s one my single greatest joys as a reviewer.
‘Do you have any game recommendations?’ is an innocent enough question–on the surface. Y’all this is one hell of a loaded question. Imagine for a minute that this question appeared in your twitter DMs; no background info about the asker, no point of reference on games they’ve played… nothing. Just…
DO YOU HAVE ANY GAME RECOMMENDATIONS?
Do you give a general recommendation? What if you suggest something from a genre they don’t even like? What if the game you suggest has triggers for them? What if they’ve already played it? What if they can’t play the game because they don’t have access to the platform it’s on?
Even if you know the person asking the question, you still run the risk of making a “bad” recommendation and that’s a lot of pressure sometimes OR maybe that’s just me. So, instead of sending “Do you have any game recommendations?” or some variation, here’s how you SHOULD ask for recommendations.
Hey there Blerdy Tribe, it’s Melanin Monday here on Blerdy Otome and that means I’m spotlighting another Melanin Friendly Game! For those of you just joining the party—every Monday I spotlight games that feature Black and brown characters for anyone looking for titles with just a bit more representation. As a blerd and a gamer, I am always on the lookout for representation in my games. This is largely a personal project for me—there are almost no “diverse game” tags on major game sites—so, it can be pretty difficult find games with characters of color… unless you already know where to look.
In last week’s post I spotlighted Later Daters, the dating sim where you play as sexy seniors on the prowl for love~. This week I’m looking at the hilarious adventure game, Andromeda Six from Wanderlust Games.
October is upon us once again and even though we’re all stuck inside there’s still plenty of spooky good fun to get into at home. I’ve been using the extra time to check out a few new games and since Halloween is right around the corner, I figured this was a great time to spotlight four spooky romance visual novels to get you in the mood for the spooky season!
Blerdy Otome is an otome games and visual novel review site that runs on Black Girl Magic and Dreams. While I mostly focus on romance themed games, I’ve been known to cover a wide range of nerdy and otaku themed topics.
So, step right up and prepare your heart! Let’s talk about otome games!!