Going Back to Basics

Hey…..I really have to come up with a nickname for you guys, women…people.

First of all I would like to say thank you for all the new followers for joining my page and to all of my previous followers. That goes for you too, FB, Twitter, Tumblr, and Linkedin followers.

As you all know, I’m still working on making this site about storytelling. Trying to find a theme that works both as graphic design and illustrating portfolio and a writing portfolio. So as I decided on what my major should be for my Masters, I’ve decided on New Media Journalism with Full Sail University. Hopefully, I get into the program. I see it as a chance to combine both writing and graphic design together.

Which brings me to my next piece of news. I’m going to be going back to writing articles. I was a little intimidated and overwhelm, but most of you became followers back in June when I was writing articles on sports and video games. Therefore to build my platform as a multimedia writer, I will be going back to writing articles and reviews. I’m going to be starting smaller though. I will only be focusing on wrestling and either basketball or football. Then maybe branching out to other sports. For video games I will start with Overwatch and a new game I just found out about, Smite.

I’m still working on tutorials for the Adobe products. However, to add more content here I will be posting more lessons and advice from what I’ve learned as a writer of three novels.

This means I will be adding new categories, especially to help with my separating my portfolio. The new writing categories will be as well at the tags.

  1. Narrative Writing: Novels, Comics, Scriptwriting. Series (example Favor of Ares)
  2. Expository Writing: Sports Articles, Video Game Articles, How To Write.
  3. Persuasive Writing: Sport Reviews, Video Game Reviews, Book Reviews.
  4. Descriptive Writing: Blog, Journal, Graphic Design Diary, Illustration Diary.

The goal is even when I put up graphic design and illustration pieces to write more in detail about them (Descriptive Writing). In fact most my art content will be located under descriptive writing with the appropriate tags. They will still have their specialized category under either graphic design or illustration.

I’m still deciding if each category will have their own pages or if I’m going to have one page and have them share it. I’m leaning towards different pages, since novels have their own page already.

Wow, I feel this is the first “blog” post I’ve done communicating with you all and it feels good. This past month has been mostly just posting the art and describing it, so it’s not as personal, in my opinion.

That’s it, again thank you for your support.

Look forward to talking to all of you stingers!!!!

This is Terrio Jenkins and remember to Be Terrific!

Persona 5 Unmasking the Joy

Hey, I hope you are all terrific today.

In the last two months, I’ve had the joy of watching my cousin replay Persona 5. For those of you who haven’t played or watch it the Persona series is a series of urban fantasy roleplaying games. The series went under a soft reboot with Persona 3.

The basic gist is that you are the silent protagonist and end up living on your own. You then visit an extra-dimensional pocket world called the Velvet Room and after that receive the ability to summon your persona. A persona is basically your guardian spirit and a reflection of yourself.  Like most roleplaying games you then meet friends and they unlock their personas. You fight shadows that are like personas but they represent your dark side.

The game borrows heavily from the Arcana and you are always the “The Fool” which allows you to own, copy, merge, with other arcana personas.

The most interesting thing about Persona is that each game since 3 dwells more into the lore of shadows/personas. Now that is the non-gamer, quick and dirty version of what the game is.

Persona 5 is amazing. Now, I don’t claim to be a gamer, but I do appreciate good story-telling and behind sports games, roleplaying games are in my top three genres.

Image is taken from  Joe Juba’s article at https://www.gameinformer.com/games/persona_5/b/playstation4/default.aspx

First off I love how the characters have more of a connection to each other than the characters from Persona 4. The game has darker themes that are different from its predecessor. The developers put a lot of detail in every aspect of the game. Including title and loading screens.

Watching him play Persona 5 made me a fan of the series after becoming a casual fan of Persona 4. The graphics are amazing and again the storytelling is on point. The youth coming together as phantom thieves and stealing the hearts of the corrupted to make them have a change of heart.

Image is taken from https://ultimategamesweb.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/persona-5-gameplay-trailer-e3-2016/

There are no real spoilers here as my cousin is only playing the game a second time for me (at first for himself, but then I moved in and got hooked.) You can expect a full review once we finish and another one when I get my own.

Even the music is amazing. I know I can’t wait to get the chance to do a full review. I can’t believe I’m just now jumping on the bandwagon. At least now I’ll be ready Persona 5 Royal which is the new game coming out next year which will introduce a new main character, dialogue interactions, and art.

Stay tuned as I will report more information as I grow in my Persona fandom.

Terrio’s Take: The game has so many options and the last roleplaying game I enjoyed was Alpha Protocol, which is nowhere as good as the Persona games. The persona is awesome!

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Screenshot of Personal 5 Royal from the official website https://atlus.com/p5r/home.html