March 2020 – Asundered!

Yes, I am aware asundered isn’t a word, but I don’t care! My website, my word rules. Ha! Anyway, welcome to my monthly wrap-up article! Let’s see what went down in my online life during these past 28-31 days…

I’m not going to address why in this opening paragraph (I’m sure we’ve all heard a billion depressing things about the, um, terrible thing spreading across our planet at this time) but March 2020 sure SUCKED for the entire human race, eh? It was also the first month my blog was in business! That’s something positive… probably.

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Tranquilizing My Truths With The Test

First off, this is a very short game (like, about 10 minutes) where the less you know the better… so reading the rest of this post might be a bad idea if you wanna play it, just sayin’. It’s also cheap! Very important in this current collapsed-by-corona economy. It’s here on Steam if you want to see (not a sponsored link by the way… just being helpful!)

To sell you on it before I potentially spoil things: it’s basically a glorified personality test with some old school RPG style art and spooky themes. It nailed the root cause of some issues that had been plaguing my poor defeated mind for a while. Seriously, I almost cried and played it several times it comforted me so much. Take that however ya want, and don’t read anymore if you want to play it for yourself. This article can wait.

It sure seemed to do that for me!
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Crazed Corona Chatter 1

It’s good to vent! That’s one of the main reasons why I write stuff, actually. Like most of the world, I’ve been driven completely crazy by the COVID-19 crisis. All other humans in the physical world are potential virus vectors to be avoided. It’s a freaking terrifying time as we watch death counts soar and hunker down helplessly as all our freedoms are taken away for the greater good of humanity.

And so, this “Crazed Corona Chatter” series of articles will be my way to just unload about it when I feel I need to. Sadly, I don’t think this depressing chaos will go away anytime soon.

Feel free to vent in the comments section too. I’m listening and here for ya! We got this.

Ugh! What the hell happened to the world?? Why is this little package of evil RNA replicating itself exponentially, spreading like wildfire, and wreaking havoc on human existence as we all knew it? It seems like years ago there was just a bunch of memes and half concern over some “flu virus in China”.

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A Cool Magic Key Concept

Netflix’s Locke & Key series came at me right outta left field (and may have been suggested by the same cool friend who’s been selling me on a lot of media items lately). I’ve heard of the comic series by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez that this is based on, but never paid it much attention. I can now say I was missing out on a hella intriguing story concept!

It’s clear that the Locke family has hit the rock bottom of their reality when the show opens. Their father, Rendell, has been murdered and the rest of the family is understandably still quite traumatized after surviving the hostage situation that followed. In the hopes of creating a fresh start for her family, the mother, Nina, has moved her 3 kids across the country to live in Rendell’s mysterious childhood home: Keyhouse.

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Novel Notes: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

Hello there, YA classified novel with romance themes I connected with on a soulular level. Wow… such things do exist in today’s world. I’m truly speechless after reading this epic masterpiece. I just can’t describe how much I love this book and its lovingly sarcastic asexual shero, Felicity Montague. But I really want to get a review of this book written so I’m going to try to express my glee in a somewhat coherent fashion. Ahem.

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THE LONGING To Be a Gamer Again

Ugh. I’ve been in quite the video game playing slump this year. So far in all of 2020 I’ve managed to play a grand total of 42 minutes across various games I did enjoy playing at one time (unless Pokemon GO counts but that’s a story for another article). This is very, very unlike me… someone who’s been obsessed with playing video games for almost the entire 3 decades I’ve been alive on this planet.

I’m not exactly sure WTF is wrong with my inner gamer lately, but I have a feeling it’s a depression related block. I own tons of video games I was once excited to play, but every time I sit down to play something it feels like I’ve been kicked in the stomach and I just… can’t. I will say I have some troubled online history and a falling out with a close friend with whom I always used to talk about my gaming journeys with. Yep. Not being completely over that yet might have something do with it. Feelings seriously suck.

Time marches on, waits for no one, and I refuse to accept that I’m not a gamer anymore. I need to find something to renew my own personal interest in video games and I think THE LONGING (I’m not all caps styling this anymore) is just what I need to play right now. You might even say that I’m longing to be a gamer again. See. That’s totally a sign from the universe!

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Wildly Obsessed With Wentworth

I wouldn’t know firsthand since I’ve never been in jail (or even konwingly broken any laws since I’m an upstanding person) but prison sounds like a really brutal place I’d never want to end up. Gangs, drugs, being caged in constant close proximity to other women with no privacy… yeah. I wouldn’t last long in that environment.

Prison dramas seem all the rage lately but I admit I haven’t been overly interested in them. At the time of this article I still haven’t seen Orange is the New Black, for example. A cool friend of mine told me I NEEDED to watch Wentworth IMMEDIATELY, and well, I’m freaking glad I listened to her!

This Australian drama is one masterpiece of an emotional roller coaster ride. It’s hard to put into words just how much this show pulled me in. I was a complete wreck (in a good way) after having pretty much binge-watched Seasons 1-7 on Netflix (the only way to see it in my part of the world).

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Novel Notes: Summer Bird Blue

Yeah, yeah…. I know. “Never judge a book by its cover” is common advice that’s important to follow and all that. But damn, I just have to say I fell in love with the art style on the cover of this one! Blue is my favourite colour (so bias) and it screams relaxing ocean vibes. Unfortunately for the main character, Rumi Seto, this tale is the opposite of a tranquil stroll along a beach.

Pretty cover is pretty 😍

Rumi’s world as she knows it has just been utterly destroyed by the tragic loss of her best friend and little sister, Lea. Her mom is immobilized by grief and teenage Rumi is sent from her home in the eastern US to go stay with her aunt in Hawaii. This upheaval and perceived abandonment doesn’t exactly help Rumi deal with her pain, to say the least.

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At Last Appreciating Potter Perfection

Has anyone out there ever heard of this Harry Potter novel series thing before? Ha! I know. It’s about damn time I got into this super popular fandom. Young me had read some of the Sorcerer’s Stone (aka the Philosopher’s Stone) way back in the day. I think one of my estranged relatives had gifted it to me, or something… one of my mom’s sisters, maybe? I dunno. I vaguely remember watching the first movie in middle school as well. That had been the extent of my Potter-ing. The story premise just didn’t click with my developing brain. A boy wizard goes to a magical school to learn magic stuff. Meh.

Or so young me thought, anyway… hold your anger please, Potter fans!

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