Achievement Unlocked: My New Graphics Card!

GTX970 Box
Readers, meet graphics card. Graphics card, meet readers.

A few weeks ago, during a spontaneous bout of impulse buying, I got myself a GTX 970. Specifically, the MSi GTX 970 Tiger Edition. I say spontaneous but really, this purchase was mostly spurred by the fact that my GTX 660 Ti probably won’t run Star Wars Battlefront as well as I want it to. After testing and playing around with it, I’m happy to say that it’s working perfectly fine. Had a few driver hiccups but it was nothing a clean re-installation didn’t solve.

But I’m not here to give you the latest and greatest review of the graphics card though. With my limited experience in graphics cards, my opinion would lack credibility. No, today I am making this post because this graphics card marks not only the growth of my gaming system, but also my own growth as a gamer.

Because I honestly reached a couple of milestones with this purchase.

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“Where have you been!?”

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I last posted here. And by a while, I actually mean ages. My last entry was in September. Nine months ago. And It wasn’t even an actual blog post. I can’t believe it’s been that long already.

But I’m back now and after some revamping, Kooky’s Save Point (as this blog was previously known) has now become PanickedPixel. We now have a new domain name, a brand new logo, a more personal About page, and the revelation of my real name (some of you may remember that I went under the name “Kooky” when I first started). This, however, is only just the beginning.

Still, I feel like I owe you guys a bit of an explanation for my long absence. Here it goes.

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Growing Up From My YouTube Channel


Recording vocals for an orchestra chorus project.

In February 2009, my 15-year-old self thought it would be a good idea to start uploading videos on YouTube. I was doing a lot of singing at my secondary school at that time and I really loved memorizing the lyrics to Japanese songs, so it made sense to me to start uploading Japanese covers. I don’t exactly know what my goal was at that time — perhaps I wanted to challenge myself, maybe I thought I could become a professional singer, or maybe I just wanted attention, a shot at having my time in the limelight. Whatever it was, I am certain that the me back then never thought that I would ever reach this far. Five years later, here I am with a YouTube channel that has over 8,000 subscribers and 1,200,000 views. But despite this ‘success’ (I guess that’s how most would perceive it to be), I now find myself starting to drift away from the community that has shaped the way I am today.

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