May 31st, 2020

Hannah Glowing Gem

May 2020 Favorites

Another month. More favorites getting me through it. I'm out of intros.

Let's Plays: Playing video games is my favorite hobby. But over the years, I've also come to love watching other people play games. Whether it's watching someone sprinkle witty commentary over a game I love, a couple play a frustrating two-player game to comedic effect, someone brave a scary game I'm too afraid to play myself, or someone tackle a difficult game I have no patience for, I love Let's Plays. The past month or so, I've been especially enjoying Pharaoh2091 playing Virtue's Last Reward, which is both scary and full of frustrating puzzles, because why not watch a scary game that has references to a pandemic right now? Honorable mentions go to rewatching Giant Bomb's Persona 4 Endurance Run, rewatching Hank and Katherine Green play New Super Mario Brothers Wii/Wii U, and watching Cryaotic play Nier: Automata. But there are so many good ones.

Dance Music: Once upon a time, I was in love with this mix CD called Pulse that was advertised on TV. And it was one of the first CDs I ever bought for myself. Recently, I've also tracked down the Fired Up set of CDs with a similar theme. And don't get me started on how many '90s & '00s pop singles I've tracked down for the obscure B-Sides and remixes. I'm not sure why I like dance music. I don't dance, and I can't even imagine myself going into a club. But honestly, I like a little of everything when it comes to music, and I'm tired of music snobs insisting everything they don't like is garbage. Just like what you like, and leave it at that.

Neopets: Guess who's playing Neopets again? I haven't been spending a huge amount of time here, at least compared to my time on Animal Crossing or The Sims, but Neopets is a forever favorite, and even though I've built up some frustration with the site over the years, I always come back to my childhood love. I even adopted a new neopet! Did you know you can have five now?

What have you been enjoying lately? Do you have any Let's Play or music recs? Want to be friends on Neopets?

Please try to take care of yourselves during this chaotic time. The pain and sadness and fear and anger you feel is valid. 💕