I haven’t written much lately because all the yucky stuff going on in the world has me feeling a bit stifled. I have a draft post filled with my opinions on the sad, frustrating, and scary current events, but I’m not going to publish it yet. Honestly, I may never publish it. It’s not like the world would be missing much if I never do.
But whatever. You didn’t come here to read about my unpublished blog posts. You came here for happy stuff. So, without further ado, here are my happy things!
First, this video from the Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’? crew called “Local Multiplayer Etiquette” cracked me up. Actually, pretty much every episode of HAWP cracks me up. You should watch all of them if surreal humor, foul language, and video games do it for you. Even if they don’t, just watch them. My favorites are probably the (very NSFW) Psychonauts and Quantum Conundrum episodes.
Warning: NSFW. Every episode is NSFW. Unless you have the best job ever.
On to my other happy things! I’ve listed them in the same format I used for my last “weekly” update. If you need cheering up, I hope one or two of these can help you out.
In bigtime gaming news, it appears that Never Alone was well received at PAX. Never Alone looks amazing and great and groundbreaking and I can’t freaking WAIT to play it, but for now I’m glad to see it have this tiny little bit of success.
In my personal video game adventures, I’m still playing Borderlands 2. I’m working on my Mechromancer playthrough. Apparently I’ve played it just a teensy bit too much because I recently dreamt that I was Gaige. Apparently I needed to pee during the time that I was dreaming because Katy-Gaige was searching for a bathroom. (Luckily, what I found was much cleaner than anything I’ve seen in the Borderlands games.) I would’ve preferred to summon Deathtrap, but I still got to run around as one of the cutest/deadliest game characters ever. I’ll take it.
I’ve returned to my PC games, too. The internet has invoked my rage and general feelings of sadness about the state of humanity so often that now I frequently choose to open Steam instead of Twitter or Facebook. I FINALLY came back to Breath of Death VII, which I started way back during Four in February. The difficulty spiked to a downright rude level, though, and my progress has slowed to a snail’s pace. Fortunately I can just level grind whenever I want, so the game is still pretty fun.
I also started new games of Plants vs. Zombies and Peggle. I’ve beaten PvZ on both Xbox 360 and DS and have played the 360 version of Peggle to death, but it matters not. These games are fun on all consoles.
I learned to knit intarsia. I’m not very good at it yet, but I knit this… thing. It might become a change purse or a cell phone cozy if I ever weave in all those awful yarn tails and sew it into a vaguely bag-like shape. That’s a big “if.”
I found a copy of The Gift of Fear that I can borrow! I’ve wanted to read this book since a fellow blogger left a comment about it on my “Bedhammer” post. I have only read the introduction, but DAMN. It is a great big ol’ dose of reality. It’ll be an informative read, I’m sure, but I won’t be able to binge read it in one night. That’s a lot of information to absorb, and some of that information is disturbing. I hope it’s useful, though, and makes me feel
less anxious less paranoid totally badass better prepared to face a world that’s not always safe.
Other internet stuff I did
Sunday, September 7 was Creepy Face A Day’s first anniversary! I dubbed it our first creepyversary. Here’s to many more!
A couple of weeks ago, I told my facebook followers about the mean nicknames I’ve given to some of my Pokemon. There’s the Rattata named “Catfood,” the Psyduck named “Psyfuck,” and the Ekans named “OMGshoes.” Then a follower told me about her Metapod named “Penis.” She thought it would be funny when it used the move “harden.” I humbly accept defeat, madam.
Highlights (both good and weird)
These I shall present to you in bullets so that I don’t feel like I need to make them coherent or connected in any way. They are unrelated to my usual topics, but I feel the need to inform the world of them for some reason.
- I baked cookies. Cookies are so good.
- We started watching Doctor Who. It seems to be filled with Britishisms that my American sensibilities don’t quite understand, but I think I like it. It’s so cheesy and campy that it makes me laugh. Can anyone hear a Dalek say “EXTERMINATE!” without laughing?
- I planted some cilantro seeds last week and they’re starting to sprout. Mmm. Cilantro.
Those are my happy things. They make me happy. That’s really all there is to it. What’s making you happy today?
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