In Review – May 2021

This was an underwhelming month for all things nerdy. Again this month, I had the most PC gaming time spent in Stardew Valley (most of that during my regular Sunday night co-op game). I also spent more time than I realized with Dorfromantik, a game I initially didn’t care for much when I bought it at the very end of April, but I was stubborn about, and eventually it clicked. For the rest of the month, that was my go-to game when I managed to squeeze in a few minutes of gaming here and there.

We spent one evening this month playing Among Us (which is still a lot of fun when we can fill a whole lobby with friends), and I managed to finish Seasons After Fall for #MetroidvaniaMay. Otherwise, I did a whole bunch of nothing this month where PC gaming was concerned.

I didn’t even touch anything on Amazon Luna, despite having paid for the month. It might be time to take a break from the subscription services for awhile. Gaming just wasn’t pulling me in – I found most of my down time was spent watching cooking shows on Discovery+ and poking at various craft projects.

I did a little better when it came to Switch gaming, but not much. At the beginning of the month, I absolutely devoured New Pokemon Snap, which validated my decision to pre-order it. I then spent a few days playing World Tree Marché: Gourmet Story, which I started out enjoying, because I’m a sucker for pretty much any cooking game, until I realized that it is basically a combination idle game & visual novel, and I wasn’t even a little bit interested in the visual novel bits. Oh well, at least now I know.

I did, however, manage to finish up the painting I was working on, and got about halfway through a new one before real life intruded and I needed to scramble to relocate my crafting stuff so that we could repurpose the room. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was a little disappointed – I’ve been using the space a lot to have a quiet place where I could recharge my introvert battery. However, we’ve already plotted a new crafting space for me, and although getting that straightened out isn’t at the very top of our to do list, it’s fairly close, and in the meantime, I’ll make it a point to catch up on my reading and spend some more time working on smaller, more portable crafts.

Hopefully by the end of the week, all the materials for this set of cross-stitch projects will have arrived.

I also have come up with a plan to get out of my gaming slump, and hopefully make more than four posts a month going forward!

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