After a much longer than anticipated hiatus, the blog is back and plenty has been going on throughout the whole summer.
To be honest, I thought my move to the new place would take about a month or two to get settled in. As it turned out, I needed several months to get acclimatized and to take care of a lot. When people told me that moving was the worst, I now understand what they meant. It truly is one of the worst things you’ll ever have to deal with in your adult life, especially if you have a ton of stuff you need to get rid of.
Tossing out old things also meant buying new things. The past few months was about making trips to IKEA or ordering furniture online. By the time they arrived, I was tasked with assembling a lot of the furniture on my own or getting some help from family when they were around. Assembling furniture is not fun, but at least I know I’m capable of doing it when I need to. Yay for gaining new life skills?
But it wasn’t all work and no play. During the summer months, I was able to go away for short trips or longer vacations to relax and detox from the stress of moving and settling in. It was much needed.
All of this is to say I didn’t have too much time to resume the blog or even game as much. I was able to fit in at least one new narrative game called As Dusk Falls by developer INTERIOR/NIGHT. Like most games from this genre, I devoured it over a few weeks when I had time to spare. Maybe in a future post I’ll go into a deeper dive of the game, but it was really well done from a newcomer studio. The decisions you make in this game felt far more sophisticated and less predictable than say Mass Effect or even Life is Strange.
After a long break away from the simpleek blog, posts should resume its regular Monday schedule. I’m hoping I can fit in more time for the geeky leisure hobbies I enjoy, but I’m still a bit of a ways from being completely settled into my new place. Let’s see how much I can accomplish between now and the end of the year!