January 25th, 2020

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Media week in review

What I'm currently reading

This has been the worst year so far for books. Not only am I DNF'ing them all, I'm not even reading much. (Those two things might be related...)

Last week I started Infinity Son by Adam Silvera, and I'm not even a quarter of the way into it. I'm really not liking it at all. One of the two main characters is obsessed over Instagram/YouTube followers. It's the one and only thing he cares about in his life, it's the only thing he talks about. It's so unpleasant to read. (It's a YA book, I suspect younger readers might like that aspect of the character.)

I'm going to stick it out a little longer and see if my opinion changes since I'm just getting to the meat of the plot.

I try to read 50 books a year, and at the rate I'm going, I doubt I'll hit half that.

I never mention fanfic in these posts, but I'm doing a hundred times better with fanfic stories than books. There's so so so much good Animorphs fanfic out there. So many good authors, so many interesting takes on things.

What I'm currently watching

Where did my time go this week? I got almost nothing watched this week, too.

I spent most of today watching season two of Lost in Space. It's a really good show, but it took me more than three weeks to rewatch the first season and watch the new second season, I was just ready for it to be over with.

Apparently there's a new season of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina out. I'm going to start that next.

I think I watched maybe two Clone Wars eps. They're only about 20 minutes long each, so not sure why I didn't get more done. (Where did my time go this week?)

What I'm currently playing

Hey look, something actually to go into the Games section! In addition to the usual MMO, Jurassic World Alive, and silly phone games, I actually bought games. I haven't bought a game in six years (since I bought the MMO).

A game I was following, Niche, sent me an email that it was part of a $1 bundle, along with two other games.

Three games for a dollar? Even though I'm being careful with my money, I couldn't pass that up. Once I got to the site, I saw that the suggested amount to pay was $10, but you could pay up to $50... Since the email said outright that it was $1, I paid that.

Niche is a "genetics" game. You breed little animals and try to survive, seeing if you can make a string, successful, wacky animal. I only had time to play it a half-hour in the whole week I owned it.

The other two games it came with were MagiCat and Evergarden. Based on names alone, I thought I'd love both games. Once I saw the details though (both are just puzzle games), I haven't even installed them. Evergarden especially sounds like such a great game, something about making a garden, growing things, watering them...

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