Happy 4th Birthday, EMN!

It's time for the annual EMN Update!

By: Erin

Posted: February 12, 2024

Every year, Mandy and I load up EMN with new shows and movies. Obviously, we are subject to the space on the drive, and some years we have more to consider than other, but it’s fun to take stock of things we’ve watched recently or to check out shows that have made a splash or we stumble upon accidentally on streaming services, and consider how they may fit the overall vision of EMN. I see EMN as an art project as much as a piece of entertainment, and it’s not enough for a piece of art to just be enjoyable to us. The criteria is loose, but much like horror, we know it when we see it.

The EMN programming guide has been updated with this year’s additions, and thanks to a great suggestion by Mandy you can actually tell what they are thanks to the cute “New” GIF marking each one. EMN only gets better every year, and I hope to keep that up.


Accidentally getting the secret Gay Ending in Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side 3

Or, I found my folder of PSP screenshots!

By: Erin

Posted: February 20, 2024

I hope you read that title in the TikTok TTS voice.

In high school, there was nothing I wanted to do more than hack my PSP. I had a friend with a PSP-1000 and a Pandora battery and he used it to play NES games in the special ed classroom we would hang out in before school – after checking the Brawl Dojo for the day’s updates, of course! The idea of digging into this handheld’s guts and getting it to do all kinds of crazy things was all part of a high I began chasing when I renamed the Recycling Bin icon on an elementary school computer to a PaRappa the Rapper quote. I saved up my money, bought a PSP, and after a sleepless night that ended in me getting grounded for a week, learned that the new slim models did not accept Pandora Batteries and were, at the time, unhackable.

Bummer! All was not lost, because I grew to really love that PSP as I used it to watch ripped DVDs and play Star Ocean 2 while staying in the basement of a family friend during my last accelerated high school year in Italy, but I always wanted to hack the dang thing!


Coyote Ugly for the Playstation 2

A fake box art duology!

By: Erin

Posted: February 01, 2024

The other day, Mandy reminded me that I made a gag gift for our friends, something that doesn’t quite fit in the EMN Home Video gallery but should be highlighted nevertheless: Coyote Ugly for the PlayStation 2. Click the thumbnail to see the full image, or click here for the massive PNG version.

…’Nuff said!