Computer games

Stardew Valley Vibe Check: Updated Impressions

I've played close to 40 hours of Stardew Valley. (Let's call me...ambitious.) I've befriended almost all of the suitors and even married one of them. My impressions of them have changed...at least a little. Okay, in some cases, a lot. Haley Probably watches: the CW Haley has stopped making fun of me and started complaining… Continue reading Stardew Valley Vibe Check: Updated Impressions

Computer games, Dating simulators

Stardew Valley Vibe Check: Judging the romance options

Thanks to some very convincing friends, I am currently obsessed with Stardew Valley. Stardew Valley is an American farming simulator influenced heavily by Harvest Moon, a popular Japanese farming sim that I grew up playing. Players can grow crops, raise animals, explore caves, make friends, and - most importantly - romance one of twelve marriage… Continue reading Stardew Valley Vibe Check: Judging the romance options

Books, Computer games

Among Us Book Tag

I'm not very good at Among Us, but I still love it. I like to switch up my character a lot, but my favorite iteration is brown with wolf ears. I saw Breakeven Books do this tag on BookTube and I have never wanted to do a tag more. Here's to murder beans and broken… Continue reading Among Us Book Tag

Computer games

THINGS THAT BRING ME JOY: Disney Emoji Blitz

I AM NOT HAVING A GOOD TIME. For many of us, Bad Time is kind of the default. For me, on top of the already tense atmosphere, everything that could possibly have gone wrong today did and I am unhappy about it. I left work early and stomped around my neighborhood for an hour. Now… Continue reading THINGS THAT BRING ME JOY: Disney Emoji Blitz

Computer games, Dating simulators

HIGH SCHOOL DREAMS: Seth Stoddard

This is the last-ever High School Dreams post. Ever. EVER. Seth Stoddard Stereotype: Emo kid I decided early on in this playthrough that Seth was going to be my favorite. The heart of my 12-year-old self (circa 2005) beat wildly at Seth's wardrobe, demeanor, and poetic ambitions. I never got the Gerard Way obsession; I get the Seth Stoddard one.… Continue reading HIGH SCHOOL DREAMS: Seth Stoddard

Computer games, Dating simulators

HIGH SCHOOL DREAMS: Benny B

This week's been a bit rough - I'm finishing up a senior thesis, recently presented at an undergraduate symposium, and have emigrated for the weekend for my brother's wedding. The rehearsal dinner just wrapped up and I have about 17 hours of free time until the big day, so I thought I'd take a break from… Continue reading HIGH SCHOOL DREAMS: Benny B

Computer games, Dating simulators

HIGH SCHOOL DREAMS: Chuck Majors

Oh boy. I get the appeal of dating a popular guy. A popular athlete...not so much. Sports are far from my favorite thing. That's not strong enough: I hate sports. When someone brings up basketball, all I have to contribute is, "I'm a fair-weather Gonzaga fan!" I have a hard time relating to people who… Continue reading HIGH SCHOOL DREAMS: Chuck Majors

Computer games, Dating simulators

HIGH SCHOOL DREAMS: Eugene Moss

It's May, and I'm still surprised that prom season is upon us. My high school prom was a week before graduation in June. So I'm always a little weirded out when cousins/friends' kids/acquaintances start posting their prom pictures on April 1st. All that to say, thanks to High School Dreams, I'm pretty prommed out, and I… Continue reading HIGH SCHOOL DREAMS: Eugene Moss

Computer games, Dating simulators

HIGH SCHOOL DREAMS: Petey Jacobs

I realized in my last post that while I raged about what a douche Landon was, I didn't go into enough detail about the story and gameplay. I'll try to remedy that with this next post. Fun fact: In High School Dreams, if you don't buy a prom dress by the date of the prom,… Continue reading HIGH SCHOOL DREAMS: Petey Jacobs

Computer games, Dating simulators

HIGH SCHOOL DREAMS: Landon

I'm a connoisseur of terrible computer games targeted at girls. I've played a LOT - most of the early Barbie games, various pet simulations, an awful dating sim that will remain nameless. When I saw a trailer for "High School Dreams" while watching Let's Plays on Youtube, you better believe I bought that business for… Continue reading HIGH SCHOOL DREAMS: Landon