Syl's Blog

About Me

a woman with long brown hair and blue eyes, dark red glasses, and a black shirt

Hey there, and welcome to my site! I'm Alyssa, also known as Syl among friends, hence the site's title. I'm in my 30s, I use the pronouns she/her, and I'm an introvert and goth at heart, although I only sometimes dress like it.

I live in the often-humid southern United States, in a pollen-filled valley of the Appalachian Mountains, where I share an apartment with my fiance and best friend.

To pay the bills, I work from home as an accountant, but when I'm not working my day job, I write for fun and profit.

I also like to play video games, bake, travel, drink coffee, and pet dogs. I collect Silent Hill merch, pins, and CDs. I'm a huge fan of Halloween, horror, and all things spooky -- but I also love cute things like Sanrio, My Little Pony, and plushies.

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About the Site

This is simply a personal blog where I can ramble about anything and everything that comes to mind without having to edit myself or pay particular attention to what I'm writing. It's a cathartic outlet where I can be myself.

Topics range from video games I've played to music I love to places I've been and everything in between. This blog does not have -- and never will have -- a certain focus. If you want more serious, less rambly writing, feel free to check out my portfolio.

I love making new friends, and if you found me through this site, I'd love it if you said hey! You can email me at alyhat[@]gmail[.]com.

A Few Favorites

Books

The Innkeeper's Song

Piranesi

Legends and Lattes

Station Eleven

Convenience Store Woman

Video Games

Elden Ring

Silent Hill 2

Spiritfarer

Death Stranding

Disco Elysium

Music

Lacuna Coil

VOLA

Poets of the Fall

Ad Infinitum

Tori Amos

Movies

Klute

It Follows

Josie and the Pussycats

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Spirited Away

TV Shows

Xena: Warrior Princess

The IT Crowd

Hannibal

Extraordinary Attorney Woo

Fallout

Anime

Bocchi the Rock

Kimi ni Todoke

Blue Lock

Chainsaw Man

Cowboy Bebop

Other Fun Stuff

Find Me

I don't really do social media anymore, but you can find me posting mostly about adventure games at Bluesky as crimsonlea, playing a variety of games on Steam as crimsonlea, and chatting on Discord as -- you guessed it -- crimsonlea.