GeekySweetie

Jenilee Dunson is a geek, otaku, and lover of all things kawaii. She runs a blog in her spare time at https://geekysweetie.com where she writes about video games, kdrama, anime, technology, toys, dolls, and kawaii fashion. In 2006, Jenilee graduated with a BS in Emerging Technology and Design. In 2012 she obtained an MBA in Ecommerce. Jenilee currently works for a marketing firm designing websites, email marketing, digital advertising, and print advertising campaigns. Connect with Jenilee on social media or visit her blog at https://geekysweetie.com

Get Paid Writing About Anime

Get Paid Writing About Anime

You can get paid writing about games and anime. I will share some secrets with you. Understand, that you will not get rich; you likely will not be able to quit your day job, BUT you WILL get paid, for doing something you already are probably doing online. And this small change does add up to as much as 100-150 extra each month that you can use to fund you anime and gaming hobby! 🙂

This guide is under construction and will be expanded upon in the near future.

Use This Handy-dandy Table of Contents To Navigate Through This Guide

Table of Contents

I. Postloop – Earn cash posting in Forums and Blogs about topics that YOU choose!

II. Bubblews – Blogsite and Community that Pays for Page Views – NO LONGER PAYS

III. Tsu.co – It’s like Facebook, but it pays you for how many friends you have

IV. Izea – Monetize Your Blog, Social Media Feeds, Twitter, Youtube, Flickr, and Facebook!

V. iWriter – Paid Writing Assignments – Review Coming Soon

VI. ChatAbout – Chat About Anything and Get Paid – Get $5 Just for signing up!

My first tip is PostLoop. This site is PERFECT for anime and videogame enthusiasts. You do NOT take writing assignments, or have to chat about anything that you don’t already love chatting about. Instead, you sign up for multiple blogs and forums (viewable from within the postloop site). These blogs and forums cover a wide range of topics from anime and videogames, to physical fitness, cars, financial, dating, or gardening, just to name a few. Choose only the forums and blogs which capture your interests. read more

Anime Styled Games

Anime Styled Games and Games Based Upon Anime

I made this list in response to a forum question at http://kawaii.io However, the list was so long that it broke the thread, preventing anyone else from replying.

Some formatting may look odd until I have time to reformat this. I just wanted to move it off the forums to try to unbreak the thread in question.

Are you looking for just anime STYLED games with anime-ish graphics? Or games actually BASED upon an existing anime series?



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Valkyrie Profile Review

Valkyrie Profile Review

Valkyrie Profile Review:
Title: Valkyrie Profile
Publisher: Tri-Ace and Squaresoft (Square-Enix)
Release Date: PS1 2000; PSP 2006
Platforms: Playstation 1, Playstation Portable

Overall Score: 51/70 72.86% C- Good Game For Girls

Where to Buy: The Playstation One Disc is Regarded as a Collector’s Edition and goes for upwards of $400 on places like ebay and amazon. You can see the current value of this edition here: LINK

Meanwhile, the PSP version is a more reasonably priced alternative, at just $50 – It’s also very rare, at time of this writing only one copy was available on Amazon which you can track here: LINK read more

Cute Anime Kawaii Animal Gacha Dressup Tetris Game

Zookeeper Battle VS Free Ipad Game Like Tetris But With Cute Animals

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Been a lonnnng time since I’ve posted anything for you guys. So here is a review of one of my favorite Ipad Games (plus hey it’s free, so you should really check it out!)

First, I’m still alive, and still geeky and passionate about all things geeky, kawaii, or otherwise known as awesome. I work a full 40+ hour work week, as a web developer / graphic artist / catchall for web/graphic/print/advertising/marketing lol. So I often don’t feel too inspired to work on my many “personal” (fun / hobby) websites. This one here ( https://geekysweetie.com ), http://partymotif.com , and my newest one http://otakujam.com I do not profit on anything that I write. I do have ad revenue, but not even enough to cover the costs of running and maintaining the servers and domain names of all the sites, let alone the time and energy and effort into maintaining them. So I apologize if updates are slow. If you’re actually reading this, thank you 🙂 If you’d like to chat sometime about games or anime or technology or anything else, please feel free to drop me a line. I love making new geeky friends. 🙂 Also I hope to go to Colosocon in Sandusky OH this spring. Anyone else going? ^^ I am super shy, and need friends :). read more

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Lunar 2 Eternal Blue Review

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lunar 2 eternal blue | lunar | lunar eternal blue | lunar eb | lunar tsst | lunar silver star | lunar the silver star story | lunar harmony | lunar walking school | lunar magic school | lunar ss | sega cd | saturn | playstation | psp

 

Lunar Eternal Blue Review by Geeky Sweetie

Title: Lunar Eternal Blue

Genre: RPG

Publisher: GameArts / Studio Alex (Japan) / Working Designs (USA)

This review is of the english version(s) by Working Designs which feature english text and english voice acting.

Geeky Factor: 3/5 

Sweetie Factor: 5/5 

Story: 10/10

The story of Eternal Blue takes place long after Silver Star Story. In my opinion, Eternal Blue is the better of the two games, but last time I checked, that seemed to be a minority opinion. No previous experience with silver star is required to enjoy eternal blue. In fact, I played eternal blue first, back on the sega cd, and later purchased silver star after completing eternal blue. I have played all of the lunar games in all of their iterations including some that are not very good such as dragon song and walking school. read more

Custom Content for The Sims

Make Your Sims More Beautiful With Custom Content

Custom Content for Sims 3
Custom content for Sims 3

I often spend more time modding my sims and creating sims, families, and pets, than I do actually playing the games. lol. The sims franchise appeals to a broad range of people and is probably the most well loved game amongst “non-gamer” girls. Girls whom typically do not enjoy video games seem to love the Sims.

 

One neat thing about the Sims is that you can design your own hairstyles, skin tones, clothing, jewelry, makeup, and accessories. This is known as reskinning or modding in many games. The neat thing about the Sims series is that your new meshes and  textures can coexist with EA’s default textures and items. So you don’t have to lose any items to make room for the new ones. read more

Nokia Lumia 1020 Camera Phone Preview

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UPDATE 6/22/15 SO I’ve Now Owned This Phone for about a year! Check out my full review HERE

One of the products that I plan to buy sometime in 2014, is the Nokia Lumia 1020. I plan to buy this device for full price out of contract. It’s $500, in this way, but it’s still the most affordable DSLR Camera on the market today. For those who are willing to sign a new contract with AT&T, the camera phone becomes just $99 with a new service agreement.

The images throughout this article are from Flickr’s creative commons. Rights belong to original photographers. Photos link to original photographer’s flickr page. All photos taken with Nokia Lumia 1020. read more

Model Doll F Melissa Baul with Default Faceup By Dollmore

Dollmore Model F Melissa Baul Review

My Melissa Baul with Custom Faceup By Dollmore
My Melissa Baul with Custom Faceup By Dollmore

 

Edit to add: (cleaned up images by moving them to a floating div, making this easier to read. also nixed the old banner ads as we use a different platform now.) I also want to add that Kitty Blue in the Ohio ABJD meetup group helped me restring and hot-glue “suede” this doll a year or two ago which helped a lot of the problems I mention in this review. She also told me buying shoes, especially boots that go up the legs, would help add more stability. read more

Sony Vaio Fit 14 Inch Pink Laptop Preview

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The Sony Vaio 14 E will soon become my next new laptop. The features that appeal to me are the pink color, the light weight, small, portable size, and the full customization options, which make it a viable gaming rig, all at an affordable price point. Starting at just $579 for their base model, and only $1239 for a fully loaded system.

Geeky Sweetie’s “Sweet Spot”: We take into account price and performance to present our recommended specs.

Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce™ GT 740M w/ Optimus (1GB) + Intel® HD Graphics 4400 hybrid graphics [ $50.00 ] read more

Dandelion Wishes Brought to You

Dandelion: Wishes Brought to You Review

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Title: Dandelion: Wishes Brought to You

Genre: Otome, Visual Novel, Dating Sim, Raising Sim

Platform: PC or Mac

Publisher: Cheritz

Release Date: August 2012

Languages: Korean or English (text)

Get the Demo Or Purchase the Full Version Here: http://dl.cheritz.com

Geeky Factor:

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Story: A young girl in her new apartment discovers a basket full of abandoned animals and decides to take them in and raise them as her own; however, these are no ordinary animals. These animals have the power to transform into human-like creatures with animal ears. Now her once quiet life is about to change as she shares her home with these strange men. read more

Stein's Gate

Stein’s Gate Review

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Title: Stein’s Gate

Publisher: Nitroplus & 5pb. & Kadokawa Shoten

Genre: Visual Novel

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Release Date: (Originally Released) October 2010; Preorders Now (2013) onsale for “official” English version localized by JAST USA: http://jastusa.com/blog/2013/09/20/steinsgate-preorders-open/

Platform: PC (for the upcoming English version); the game has also been released in numerous languages for numerous consoles and mobile devices. There’s also an anime based loosely upon this game. read more

Persona 4

Persona 4 Review

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Title: Persona 4

Genre: RPG, Dating Sim, Raising Sim, Monster Collection, Dungeon Crawler

Publisher: Atlus

Platforms: PS2, Vita (Persona 4 Golden)

Languages: Japanese, English, Other

Buy this game now on Amazon

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Story: People have been disappearing lately, and there’s rumors at school about a mysterious channel that comes on at midnight every night. This midnight show can show you a better “you”, a you that is your soul’s true desire; but you might not like the “you” you find here. A group of youths with a strange ability to call upon powers known as “personas” find that they must fight to save their friends, and ultimately the world, by calling upon different reflections of their inner selves. read more

Devil Maker Tokyo

Devil Maker Tokyo Review

Note: Sadly, this game is no longer available. It was one of my first, and favorite, Ipad Collectible card games. This review will remain up in honor of what a fun game this was.

If you’re looking for similar games, you can try: Million Arthur: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/million-arthur./id935513908?mt=8

Lussid Magic School (AKA Sid Story) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sid-story/id983543914?mt=8

Lastly, you can check out soccer spirits which combines collectible card games with soccer team management here https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/soccer-spirits/id808137814?mt=8 or Love Live School Idol Festival which combines collecting cards with a rhythm game mechanics which you can pick up right here https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/love-live!-school-idol-festival/id834030294?mt=8 read more