As I was getting this piece together, I was deciding on a lead and “The Doldrums” came to mind.
Immediately that gave me pause; I felt sure I’d used that same lead before.
So I looked it up and, sure enough, I had.
Not only had I used it, but I’d used it nearly one year ago to the day.
The annual early May doldrums.
So, for continuity’s sake, I decided to use the same picture and everything.
This is all turning out weirdly perfect.
As you may have expected by now, I haven’t played anything over the past week other than Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and my regularly scheduled Saturday night Borderlands 2.
I’ve been having great success with my endeavors to get outside each day, though they continue to exhaust me physically. I’m hoping my system adapts sooner than later so I can stay up past than 7pm without falling asleep on the couch. On the plus side, I’m sleeping better than I have in a long time, and that’s a success all its own!
In Borderlands 2, we’ve made it through the first DLC and are about halfway through the second. I’m looking forward to getting to the Tiny Tina DLC; it’s the only expansion I really liked. I’m also looking forward to the Headhunter packs; they were bite-sized experiences and I loved the theming. One thing my co-op partner and I have been discussing is how dated the game has become. I’m having fun playing together, but the game itself has definitely lost a significant amount of its luster.
In Pocket Camp, I’m still ridiculously happy to have Maple at my campsite (I continue to bring her edible presents and the best bugs and fish I can find), and I’m enjoying the various seasonal activities. Right now I’m tasked with catching Appleflitters (butterflies that look like halved apples) during the Fruit Party With Katie event. And good old Gulliver has continued to disappoint me by not bringing me any of the new campers (I’ve sent him out on trips at least a dozen times). So it’s a mixed bag, but I do love that there is always something new going on. I’m also enjoying the various fortune cookies, though I am nervous about what this means for microtransactions in the inevitable next mainline Animal Crossing installment.
This week I’d like to finally, FINALLY get back to God of War (I AM A BROKEN RECORD), and I’d also like to surprise myself and start in on a smaller experience, perhaps an indie game picked at random. I’m in the mood to mix things up for myself. Known quantities are great, but sometimes an unknown quantity is a lovely thing.
I know this isn’t gaming related, but I’m hoping (by the weekend) to get back to the gym for the first time in far too long. Health is one of my top priorities right now, and I’d love to start working on improving it in even more tangible ways.
With that I ask, what will you be playing this week? Please let me know what you’ve been playing; my own gaming time has been so limited, I’m starved for this information!