Clover

Yakuza, Giant Boobs, And 100 Days of Streaming

It's been a long streak of hot summer days here at the o'l BoxInACorner tree house. Time to get you lovely folks updated with what's been going on with us and some information you may find interesting. Let's get started with my most beloved gaming series that ironically brings in the least amount of attention - Yakuza.

For those very, very few brave souls that followed me on Youtube for my Yakuza play-throughs - let me say from the bottom of my soul; thank you. Yakuza has always been a labor of love due to the sheer lack of popularity it warrants for me and it saddens me to say that I won't be doing a series on the upcoming Yakuza Kiwami 2. As a tremendous fan of this particular genre of game, the play-through I did of Yakuza 6 brought me in an "astounding" 100ish views in its entirety. That was a lot of hours setting up the stream, making sure I don't look like a doughnut on camera and uploading the videos while making sure they processed correctly. I think the populace has spoken and I will gracefully back away from uploading my play-through and focusing more of being a fan and just enjoying the game in private. Yakuza Kiwami 2 will be released world wide at the end of August - specifically the 28th - so if you're remotely curious about the series (and I believe you should be), please check it out. It's available on PS4 only.

Moving onto more private and public information at the same time, Clover will be undergoing additional surgery on her "girls" the 2nd week of September. If you haven't read the first blog on the issue; you can do so for old time's sake clicking here. Recovery time will vary, but the last time she did this she was out for 2 weeks. We're hoping with newly acquired knowledge on how the process goes as well as industrial strength painkillers - she'll be able to make a quicker recovery and be back to streaming.

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Speaking of streaming - Clover has reached her 20th day of continuous streaming on Twitch and will try to keep up the schedule until she reaches 100 days. The reasons she's doing this is purely experimental; as the common advice on growing an audience has been consistency rather than quality on Twitch. So someone streaming themselves taking out the trash would be more popular than someone who streams absolutely fantastic content once a month. At least that's what we've been told - and thus our testing of the theory! If you want us to keep on trucking with our content on all platforms; please stop by and say hi and an encouraging word. Without verbal support we don't know if we're even remotely reaching out to anyone. Subbing to Clover on Twitch will always be a huge bonus, but never necessary.

Finally onto stuff outside the realm of games and streams - I've recently picked up a YouTube series that I personally found fascinating. It's on the history (and failures) of theme parks. It's called "Defunctland" and you can watch it by clicking the logo below.

The amount of passion, effort and content of the series reminds me how long I have to go to make any worthwhile interesting on my YouTube channel. I hope to one day break away from the gaming related stuff and do more topical things; but I'm going to need a subject I'm passionate about to talk on - and a co-host to bounce ideas off of. Both hard things to get, but I can always dream!  In any case, I hope you guys find the content interesting as much as I did.

Dog Days Of Summer Are Here

Not going to lie folks - it's been slow around here. Really slow. So much in fact that I've been desperately going outside my comfort zones to find anything to play to pass the time. Here is what I've gathered so far that's worth a look in the near future however.

Shining Resonance Refrain is getting a release date on multiple platforms on July 10. It's a remaster of the PS3 version with all the DLC added and some other bonus stuff added in.

For the really niche folks out there that like games in the 5% category, there's also a classic dungeon crawler called The Lost Child which is even releasing earlier on PS4 / Nintendo Switch on June 19th 2018.

Moving onto other news; Clover is going back on her own vow never to attend another Anime Expo after last year and is going again to Anime Expo 2018.

For those who don't know the story, Clover attended last year for a single day to go to a concert but had to wait in line for a total of 7 hours (5 for her pass and another 2 waiting to get into her concert). It became a popular meme called "line-con" and you can read about the horror of other folks that were there here.

Because of last year's fiasco, management at Anime Expo this year have decided to upgrade to RFID chips to help accelerate the process of checking people in and out, as well as mailing out most attendee badges. However, this will not address the obvious problem of sheer attendee numbers in the area; as well as people visiting from abroad.

Los Angeles is one crowded ass place. No matter of technology is going to remove the sheer amount of human flesh that will be attending the con. For those of you from different countries or aren't aware of the density of people in the region; let me give you some humbling statistics.

California's Population in 2018 = 39,776,830

Canada's Population in 2018 = 36,927,520

Los Angeles Population in 2018 = 3,976,322

Our state has more human beings that the entire country of Canada; our neighbors to the north. Los Angeles has about 10% of the entire state's population (or if you prefer more than 10% of Canada's population) within a radius of 503 square miles. Keep in mind these statistics that you see above are hopelessly outdated and do not count a lot of non-documented residents that didn't participate in any census (residents for California and Los Angeles).

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Let's just say we all hope Clover the best this year in attending, and hopefully she won't have another waiting in line somewhere story.

Finally I want to say that Okami HD streaming may or may not continue depending on Clover. If it dies, it will be added to the pile of games lost in streaming limbo - but at least it's not as bad as Final Fantasy X. Hopefully next month we'll have more interesting news; see you then! Here's a chicken girl eating corn for no reason. (If anyone knows who the artist is please let me know!)

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Eyes Everywhere

No this isn't a post about the Illuminati; rather it's another large update on what me and Clover have been up to. To start spicing it up around here, I'm going to try and mix a bit of "other" things into the pot that aren't solely related to video games, Twitch or similar. If you haven't read the March update that highlighted what video games that are coming out that I'm specifically looking forward to, it's worth checking out if you're perhaps out of ideas on what to play.

Being an old fart and stubborn in my ways; sometimes it's nice to go back in time (circa early 2000's) and watch a series made in a more "innocent" time. If you like urban legends and generally spooky stuff, I highly recommend anyone with an Amazon Prime account (which seems like most of the world's population at this point) to give Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction a watch. It's pretty old and the quality is what you would expect to see of a series made before 720p was even a thing, but it's been brought back to life and ready to gorge on for those so inclined. For the truly nerdy, this series did actually have Jonathan Frakes as a host for seasons 2-4. Hopefully that will lure in some of the gun shy hipster nerds.

Not enough Star Trek hosts talking about things unrelated to Star Trek for you? How about Captain "Fing" Kirk doing that very thing with yet more urban legends and spooky stuff. We're talking about Weird or What?

This series was made a lot later than Beyond Belief (10 years to be exact) but it's still old considering we're now almost halfway through 2018. Still it's a well done production and available on Amazon Prime (season 3 at least) for you to wet your whistle should you like these type of things.

So I guess if it isn't blatantly obvious by now - I do like reading up on the weird in the world rather than giving a damn about actual news. That's why I've updated The List and added a new section dedicated to paranormal stuff. It's worth heading on over and checking it out if you have absolutely nothing better to do.

Moving onto video games for a bit, Yakuza 6 comes out this month and I will be doing my full commentary play through on YouTube. I'm very excited to get back into the series considering this will be my first time ever laying eyes on any of its content even though it has been out for a while now in Japan.

Finally one last reminder to check out Destiny Child if you haven't done so. I talked about it in my last update, but I will keep talking about it to get more eyes on the game. It's right up the alley of closet perverts and those needing something better to do on their phones than read another stupid Facebook post. Keep in mind it's available in Korean or Japanese only, but an English patch for the game is available. If you do decide to play it and need the English Patch hook up, send me a message via e-mail or join the English Discord and get it there.

Onto Clover's side of the coin, I got a few updates on what she's been watching in anime land. Since she absolutely cares not about adding any spiffy commentary to these posts, you're just going to have to take her word for it and check them out.

Click on the images themselves to link you to the series description.


Hitori no Shita: The Outcast 2nd Season


Overlord II

Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san

Fate/Extra: Last Encore

Mahou Shoujo Ore

Gakuen Babysitters

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen

Sanrio Danshi

Best Dad I've Seen At Work

Some weeks ago, I saw the world’s best dad. He came in for his newborn son and was enrolling the baby to our program. For my work, I generally see a single mom struggling to take care of her kids on her own. It’s a sad story that I see repeated. It seems comical to encourage her to breastfeed her newborn when she needs to return to work within 2 weeks. If she doesn't, she may lose her job. Making matters worse, I rarely see the father come along. When I ask about him, I see flashes of regret followed by a combination of words that tells me he’s not around. But this man came in, and although I did not see him, the bits and pieces I heard him say warmed my heart. It’s rare seeing men in our centers let alone a man coming in for breastfeeding help for his wife. As he took out pictures of his wife’s breastfeeding latch & positions, we asked why he was making such an effort and he said, “I want him to grow big like me, or even bigger”, and “Why shouldn’t I? He’s my son”. This surprised us.

This event makes me sad a little because he is an anomaly in my reality. I often see a single mom with 3 or 4 small children all born about 1 year apart. They usually have disinterested looks on their faces.  As I counsel the mothers about healthy eating, most of them look like they’re not listening. Generally their kids are going wild as well. This leads me to believe they may have something else on their mind because their lives are so unstable. It’s disheartening, so when this dad came in, it brightened my day like no other. I hope more like him show up in the future.

Clover's Comprehensive Manga Reading List

This is my manga reading list recommendation. It is always being updated. Check back often to see new things added to the list! Newest ones will be on the top.


Thought it was gonna be cliche, but it is character driven and fun to read.

Thought it was gonna be cliche, but it is character driven and fun to read.


This is the whole package - fantasy, time-travel, reincarnation, loyal characters, my favorite so far

This is the whole package - fantasy, time-travel, reincarnation, loyal characters, my favorite so far


Gender blender - strong female lead, reverse roles, virual reality mmorpg

Gender blender - strong female lead, reverse roles, virual reality mmorpg


There's even a completed manga for it!

There's even a completed manga for it!


Same author as 1/2 Prince - the Legend of Sun Knight was something I was obsessed with a while back; set in middle ages, it's really about belonging to a group, protecting your loved ones, and being a demon king!?

Same author as 1/2 Prince - the Legend of Sun Knight was something I was obsessed with a while back; set in middle ages, it's really about belonging to a group, protecting your loved ones, and being a demon king!?


The Promised Neverland - because it's about Neverland

The Promised Neverland - because it's about Neverland


It's like a battle royale

It's like a battle royale


It's been compared to Naruto...but I think Naruto is better

It's been compared to Naruto...but I think Naruto is better


OMG, finally an OP male lead

OMG, finally an OP male lead


Gender bender's my favorite catagorie

Gender bender's my favorite catagorie


The best time killer because it's so long!

The best time killer because it's so long!


It's complicated..a lie for the sake of another, a white lie

It's complicated..a lie for the sake of another, a white lie


She's so devious!!

She's so devious!!


Can't believed it finished!

Can't believed it finished!

I'm Going To Fan Service Myself

If i’m proud of anything, it’s me being frank about myself.  So I’m letting it be known I'm planning to have breast enlargement surgery soon in mid February. Why you ask? I want to look cute in outfits I own. That’s all! Really!

Okay, okay... they say size doesn’t matter, but I sometimes don’t know about that. In anime (a favorite hobby of mine), flat chested women are comically portrayed as being jealous or bitter of others with much endowed breasts, and in my observation it reflects real life as well. 

Regardless of pop culture, movies, anime or other references - the same theme keeps recurring. That girls with the larger breasts tend to get more attention from everyone (for good or bad) and girls with the flatter breasts tend to just blend in with the background. Either way it's attention getting for no extra effort, and attention keeping for no other reasons. I don't want to cite a single source as being evidence to my point, but take a look at this video clip if you haven't seen it already. You may not like the message, but it's there. It's always been.

Will I become happier or more fulfilled after my surgery? Who knows. But I can’t wait to be able to finally fill out my favorite dresses for once. 

c'est la vie!