I’m only just now starting to be half a human again, the past 6 months have been…intense.
Unfortunately, it’s meant that I haven’t really had anything to talk since I wrote back in February. 🥴 Music’s been on hiatus, largely due to exhaustion, same with reading. But! I’ve seen some great movies lately, just finished an amazing game, and Kira is doing well!
Sorry to Bother You: Demi Adejuyigbe put it perfectly:
I can’t believe I’ve never seen a movie like this before. Not anything even close to it. Every frame of reference I have for what kind of movie this is isn’t enough, in plot or style or the gross, uncomfortable, energized way it made me feel. It’s the most insane movie I have seen in years.
Steve Jobs: It’s basically a play, but that’s why I love it! It’s so compact and tightly wound, you can feel the stress radiating from every moment. It’s my favorite kind of biopic: focused on the ethos rather than the facts. You can only fit so much context into a movie, and for figures like Steve Jobs, the overall context of his presence matters. And this
movie play captures just how difficult he was to work with, the pressures of delivering under that kind of leadership, and the impacts it has.
I just wrapped up the 2017 version of Prey and have recommended it to basically anyone who will listen. Probably the most exciting thing about playing is how it’s a collection of systems that stack on top of each other and interlock. I usually struggle with getting into the exact mindset of the game designers to solve the more esoteric puzzles in *shock style games, but because the environment is so consistent and realized, finding a solve was natural.
I also just finished Louie Zong’s new experimental game, Windsor Road. It’s very short, fun experiment!
She’s great! Here’s the requisite photo dump of her being a doofie. She’s loving her new yard, but this heat is brutal.
Hopefully nothing for the next couple months! I want to recharge and recuperate, and ease base into a normal schedule now that the bulk of the work has been done.
I’m sorry I haven’t written in a while, but I want to hear what you’ve been up to! Have you been listening to good music? Making good food? Whatever it is, I wanna hear it!