Eating food that tastes of disappointment

So I wake up hungry, the previous day my family had bought pastries, with danish cream and then there was the mysterious almond one, having almonds… and I think powder sugar… well have you ever wondered what sadness tastes like? Without the seasoning of salty tears? Well it tastes like a lack of solid flavor, more so it tasted like bread without the proper things to give it the nice tanginess that bread has. So don’t eat the almond pastry.

Today’s song: Oats in the water by Ben Howard.

The Hobbit Book!

So now you know that gaming is what got me into the Tolkien work.. it surprised me quite a bit that a game was based on a book. Shocked pikachu face. Wow it used direct quotes from the book! Whoa! The levels are named after the chapters!! (Give or take one, Troll-hole, though you can’t blame them for that one, a level called, a short rest really wouldn’t make much sense. Eventually I was able to read the actual book. It read a lot like a father telling his children a bedtime story with a mystical air even in the darker of times. My favorite point of this, is when Tolkien writes, ‘You would have laughed , (from a safe distance )’ mentioning how yes technically this is a horrible thing the dwarves are dealing with… but you gotta admit it could be funny seeing their beards wagging off in the distance. Keeping it light yet adventurous.

The Hobbit Game: More Mistakes!

So after I grew older and I wiser, I played the game again.. Smarter and much less fearful than before! Hooray! This time though another error occurred. I managed to only save with half a health point left so progression was now an impossibility. The writer in me wants to say that I pulled some amazing techno wizardry and solved the issue alas I again had to rely on my on to finish so oops

The Hobbit Game: More Mistakes!

So after I grew older and I wiser, I played the game again.. Smarter and much less fearful than before! Hooray! This time though another error occurred. I managed to only save with half a health point left so progression was now an impossibility. The writer in me wants to say that I pulled some amazing techno wizardry and solved the issue alas I again had to rely on my on to finish so oops

The Hobbit Game.

Is it weird that I swear my introduction to Tolkien was probably a 2003 platformer holding the name the Hobbit. It’s fitting in a way as gaming has always been a big part of my life. So why not have one of the best literary works be introduced to me this way as a game. I couldn’t beat it for the longest time, frankly the Flies and Spiders level was completely terifyihg. Not exactly the flies or spiders but the corpses! Yes little known to my 6 year old self but the Hobbit housed a spooky level. So being the brave boy I was… I watched my mom beat the level. That was that. I came back a few years later, my imagination had died down a bit and I was able to beat the fear and complete the game baring a few more mistakes.

Nostalgic for something I never played

Super Mario 3D all stars. It came out recently! Maybe you’ve heard of the mad dash to get the while scalpers go on in buying a bunch of copies of the games to resell to you in a couple years for a huge profit. Time will tell on that. But I never played these games included in the collection when I was younger than I am now so it is strange that the games still invoke that feeling of nostalgia. It is as if these games are specifically designed to make you feel younger. After all the design philosophy at Nintendo is, “If it’s not fun, why bother.” To which I say. That’s an excellent point. In fact if you don’t enjoy putting hours into something, what exactly would the benefit be in partaking in it. Now that’s not to say that you shouldn’t have serious times but make room for fun as well.

Keep hope burning

Though it is true that things are dark right now wether or not people want to believe it or not. It is nut certainly things could be looking better in the months that follow. It is really hard to say what the truth may be in current moments, it brings me to the quote by Spock to… Younger Spock Put aside logic do what feels right. I guess I say this because…. Well I feel like despite alll the darkness that is swarming in the world my heart tells me that there still must be good at some point too so we need only to hold out a bit longer hopefully. May you remain safe in then coming days!

Covid. A time of self reflection

Hey friend. We all need someone today don’t we? In this day of Uncertainty. The worlds pillars seem so keen in falling. Breaking down and crushing us under the weight of the apocalypse yet we must remind ourselves that we too are pillars and we can build each other up. It makes me think of the song Goodbye Blue Sky by Pink Floyd where the world seems to be getting darker and darker yet we can still be hopeful in the darkness.

Back at it

School may swarm you but you must keep going against the odds. I must. It’s destiny. Keep on with the push no matter the struggle.

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