Monthly archives "February 2018"

Episode 26: It’s All Coming Back to Me

Hiatus over, back to Friday-night livestreaming…


Build: Creating a Blend-S Meme Video in Motion

While I’m waiting to be able to announce my next book, I’m going to show off some different kinds of creative projects in the first part of weekly livestream. This time, we’ll check out 2017’s infamous “Blend-S” anime meme — “Smile! Sweet! Sister! Sadistic! Surprise!” — and how to easily reproduce it in Apple Motion by grabbing a short dialogue clip of an “S” word, placing text elements on the timeline, and then using simple effects like motion path and fade in to reproduce the effect.


Play: Muv-Luv Alternative Strike Frontier

Everything else has a mobage, why not Muv-Luv? Strike Frontier brings the Muv-Luv Alternative franchise to the usual mobage mechanics of collecting cards, equipping a team to max out their abilities, earning in-game currency, and of course spending real money for the SSR card of your favorite character or mech. Also, sometimes you get to play a game.

Read: Muv-Luv Alternative, Episode 5, Part 3

After three promising but brief false starts, Yuuko succeeds in sending Takeru back to his original timeline, the world of Muv-Luv Extra, where he needs to contact that world’s Yuuko and get the equations needed by the BETA-verse Yuuko to complete the 00 Unit. Takeru’s also under orders to avoid interacting with anyone who might change the timeline, but when Sumika corners him on the street, what can he do? Upon his return, Yuuko has another surprise for him: she finally reveals the nature of Kasumi’s powers, and her creation as a Soviet lab-grown psychic as part of the failed Alternative III project.

  • Muv-Luv Alternative Steam trailer


Preview, Episode 26

Enough hiatus, time to get back to livestreaming…

“Now / Next / Later” bump for the next episode:

Watch the livestream at, starting Friday February 23, 2018 at 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT (Sunday 3 AM UTC), with pre-show videos 15 minutes prior.

Also remember that we have a Slack at For an invite, email invalidstream [at] gmail.