My tennis elbow is hurting too much to ignore and I’ve actually been trying to rest it the past couple days, so I don’t know how much commenting I’ll be able to do today. I might have to leave a quick, generic comment sometimes just to let you know I stopped by or only comment every other Sunday or something because Sundays are the hardest on my arm, but I don’t want you all to think I don’t care about your Sunday posts :-/ Even if I can’t always comment, I still plan to stop by to see what’s happening in your lives! And the rest of this was already typed, so…
*TRIGGER WARNING: even though what I’m about to say is about The Sims, it’s also about death and grief.* So I was playing the Sims 3 a bit last week, and I have this one game with a house full of eight sims. It’s modded so that it’s split up like two households, and I usually only play with one sim but can switch to the rest just to make sure they don’t starve or to make them do the cleaning or whatever, but that’s not the point. Most of the time, those other sims are doing their own things that I pay no attention to. And one of those other sims managed to drown in the pool. And I guess because I just never let my sims die (I turn aging off and restart the game at the last save if it ever accidentally happens), I’ve never actually seen this kind of thing before. And, seriously, this sim’s death was the saddest thing I’ve ever witnessed in all my years of playing! A bunch of the other sims came into the room to watch as the Grim Reaper showed up to take her away, right? Well, one sim was openly sobbing the entire time. Other sims had the saddest, most unhappy facial expressions I’ve ever seen sims make. Others started sobbing after she left. It was terrible! Afterward, one sim just sat somberly at the kitchen table drinking from a mug, staring at nothing, not speaking to anyone. I don’t think that was actually related to the death, but it was oddly fitting. Then, for days after that, all the sims would just randomly burst into tears sometimes. And if you’ve never played and think I’m kidding or exaggerating about any of this…
(The blond guy was the one sobbing the whole time. It was heartbreaking!) Also, during the same day (well, night), one of the remaining sims got abducted by aliens (another thing I had never experienced in the game) and was then dropped back off like an hour later, along with a new wish to have sex with an alien o.0 (Sims have wishes that you can fulfill and it makes them happier and gives them points you can use to buy certain things.) So this household is turning out to be all sorts of… interesting.
In real life, I’m having problems with ants aimlessly wandering around my apartment again and a roach infestation at the place I’m going to be moving to (and I’m terrified of roaches), but honestly I kinda just wanna pretend all the stressful things don’t exist at the moment, so I’ll just stick to talking about The Sims. Oh! And this video that I found on Twitter because I can’t stop laughing at it lol:
My fave is 0:20 when the person puts one on top of another & they just stay there looking really confused about how to handle the situation. https://t.co/w5qiy6xK8y
— Kristen Burns (@whykristenburns) April 17, 2017
me trying to take control over my life pic.twitter.com/PZnTCYDgGc
— Baby Animals (@BabyAnimalPics) April 17, 2017
I won a $10 Amazon gift card in the Saturday Situation Comment Giveaway @ Pure Imagination! Thank you, Lori!
Books I Received for Review:
Books I Finished:
I don’t know what’s been going on with my reading lately. Warm Bodies, Unhooked, Vicious, The Human Wilderness—I keep ending up with books that aren’t bad but just don’t grip me or make me feel invested or make me want to pick them back up every time I put them down. I keep turning to webcomics because regular books keep disappointing me. Speaking of which, Galdranorn is not on Amazon or GR, so I just linked to the comic. Not the most amazing story I’ve ever read, but it was enjoyable and the artwork was gorgeous! (And NSFW.)
Song of the Week:
“Pillow Talking feat. Brain” by Lil Dicky – This song is REALLY WEIRD but the video makes it really hilarious once you get past the sex in the beginning. I don’t agree with all the things either character says, but I still think the whole thing altogether is so funny, especially since this is definitely not what you think of when you think of pillow talk lol. Both the video and the lyrics are very NSFW though.
In Case You Missed It:
– I asked whether or not blogging is a creative outlet for everyone.
– I reviewed Hell Divers by Nicholas Sansbury Smith, a crazy intense post-apoc w/ fantastic world-building and writing!
– I reviewed Pandora by Marguerite Labbe, a suspenseful, character-focused, M/M sci-fi that totally changed my opinion on BDSM in books (in a good way)!
– I created and did the Birthday Party Book Tag in honor of my birthday!
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)