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Didn't know this album existed, looking forward to sitting down and listening to it sometime soon! Also, if you don't mind my asking, how did you go about getting your album reviewed/what does your "recent promotion campaign" consist of? PR is by far my weakest area, interested in hearing what works for you.
Good games, Dropsy is actually one of my all time favorites as far as the artistic elements of a game are concerned. Beautiful, sad, and silly all at once. Chris Schlarb does an amazing job on the soundtrack, and I really appreciate that there are no words in the game.
VVVVVV is tough as shit at times, play with a controller if you can.
Braid's great, I played the whole thing in one sitting. Fight the urge to look up solutions to any of the puzzles.
I haven't checked to see if they're on sale, but two great puzzle games that don't seem to be that widely known are Snakebird and A Good Snowman is Hard to Build, if you're into that sort of thing. Be warned, Snakebird will take your sanity.
Cut it into teeny tiny squares, blend it to a pulp with some water, make the pulp into paper, bind it into a book, write down some feelings on it, burn the book, gather the ashes, bathe in the ashes, roll yourself on a sheet of butcher paper, bind THAT into a book, put it on a bookshelf, burn the house down, sleep in the ashes, become the ashes.
Or, at least, that's one option.
Things that are on my wall
Since we met, my BF and I have had a shared appreciation of shitty landscape paintings from Goodwill. Conservatively, I would say we've bought over 50 in the 5 years we've been dating. Almost all of them will get painted on by one of us in some way. This started with the below painting, which has a quote my bf said on shrooms once and I refuse to let him forget.
This is a place, man
We thought we had lost that first painting, so we made another (needs some touching up). We both kept one of them when we moved apart, and it feels nice to have them back together again.
Hausuuuuuu. One I made yesterday.
Things that children have said to me this week
I teach preschool now, which has been a good change of pace. Kids are weird.
Ian, age 2, likes hiding things/himself a lot. When I try and play along and ask "where did ____ go?", his response is always "anywhere!!". Deep kid.
Things I could do better
I went to an open mic last night. It's the first time I've played in public since I moved to Portland in December, and I fucking bombed. Kept forgetting the words, had some technical difficulties, played the wrong songs. Glad I signed up with a fake name.
Just got back from the East coast, half the staff at my warehouse job quit while I was away. Which is, uh, something. I'm going to try and drop down to 3 days a week there while I start my new job: Assistant Preschool Teacher
Well, "job" might be a bit generous. I'm interning at a cool constructivist outdoor pre-K near where I live, and if I make it through the summer, I can start working there in a full time paid position in the fall. In any case, it's only 10 hours a week right now, and I'm happy to do it for free for the time being. I'm helping with storytelling and teaching songs and crafts and all that jazz. I'd like to work as a music teacher sometime soon, and I feel like this is a pretty good transitional step.
My partner and I just moved in to our own (rented) house, and it's fucking great. Still in a state of disarray at the moment, but I'll upload some pictures tonight.
EDIT: Some pics.
Behold! a pretty disorienting panorama of our bedroom. Most of the art is made by either us or our friends, which is nice.
A chair I found on the side of the road. I wanted to take a bit of our last house with us, so I painted this the color of our old kitchen, and reupholstered it with the kitchen curtains I had made.
A little gardening my partner did while I was out East.
I think Star Wars Epsiode 3 is actually the least enjoyable watch of the whole series. There are little to no stakes, because we know which characters will live and which will die because of the later movies. Additionally, I actually like Ep. 1 Anakin more than moody teen Anakin. Sure, the child actor is terrible and badly written, but there's some good hate-watching there. Ep. 3 is just... tedious and unimpressive.
(Note: I am an incredibly casual viewer, and am not huge on Star Wars in general, so this opinion has very little weight).
I took a class on Emerson in college, and have had a huge love for him since then. In his eulogy for Thoreau, Emerson drops my favorite inconsequential bit of information about ol' Henry, which is that he could reach into a bucket of pencils, and tell you the exact amount of pencils in his hand without looking.
As far as the game is concerned, it reminds me a lot of the "art games" that folks like Tale of Tales put out, like Fatale. Not really something that I would classify as a game, more an interactive art piece, pleasant and interesting nonetheless.