I don’t even know what I did this month. I played a couple games, which I’ll mention below, but other than that, just survived, I guess? Honestly, I’m tired. I’m tired in every sense of the word. But anyway…
Those games I said I’d mention! I played two pretty short visual novels (like six hours or less to complete). ScreamCap is about a paranormal investigation team, and though the story confused me the first time, it’s interesting with cool characters. First Bite is a sexy vampire game I have wanted for a while now, and it didn’t disappoint! Very fun, and both art and vampires were gorgeous. I also finished one playthrough of Strange Horticulture, a pretty, plant-filled game with some narrative element, some choices, and some puzzles, but overall really chill. And last but not least, I’ve been playing Townscaper, a simple but cute sandbox town-building game.
— Kit (Metaphors and Moonlight) (@KitTheNameless) June 30, 2022
I’ve started playing a bunch more daily Heardles too (like Wordle, but music), for specific artists/bands. Emo Heardle, MCR, FOB, Halsey, to name a few. I’ve realized I only actually know a handful of songs or one album from most artists, so my odds aren’t good, but when it is one of those few songs I know, I feel so victorious. It’s also reminding me of a bunch of artists I hadn’t listened to in a long time, and I’ve been re-listening to some albums. Currently listening to Yellowcard’s Ocean Avenue album as I type this!
I also made some art! Just a random, spontaneous piece. It’s meant to be the same demon guy in three poses, but then I thought, how funny would it be if I were like, “Plot twist, it’s actually triplets!” And then I thought, not triplets, but what if same demon, split into three??
That’s about it for me for June. Everyone, just, take care of yourself and others. The world is a mess.
Books I Received for Review:
Vaengr by Marishka Grayson, from BookSirens. Blooded by Nat Kennedy.
Books I Finished:
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The Fae Keeper by H.E. Edgmon – A great ending to a queer YA duology that got darker than the first.
Vaengr by Marishka Grayson – Another duology ending, with characters that sort of confused me but some really unique sci-fi/fantasy ideas.
So This is Ever After by F.T. Lukens – A cute, if a bit stretched on believability, queer YA story of what happens after defeating the villain.
Like Silk Breathing by Camille Duplessis – An enjoyable m/m historical fantasy about an empath and a selkie, though the romance could’ve been a bit stronger.
The ABCs of Spellcraft Vol. 3 by Jordan Castillo Price – Another fun set of stories in a series I can always count on to be a lovely distraction from the stress of real life, and the relationship between these two is adorable.
The Wolf Among the Wild Hunt by Merc Fenn Wolfmoor – A quick high fantasy story with an interesting mix of a werewolf-like creature, the Wild Hunt, aro-ace main characters, and friendship (or maybe a queerplatonic relationship).
Page of Tricks by A.K. Faulkner – Another great book in this m/m UF series, and this one really upped the tension!
Day Boy by Trent Jamieson – A high fantasy take on vampires and a coming of age story about a young man raised by one.
Blooded by Nat Kennedy – I loved this! Great, developed characters, great story, great m/m romance, and especially great sexy vampire biting!
Highlights on the Blog:
– I reviewed The Fae Keeper by H.E. Edgmon, a YA fantasy duology finale that upped the intensity.
– I talked about why spoilers can be a good thing.
– I reviewed The Sexy Brutale, a really cool, detail-filled, time-loop mystery-solving game set in an eccentric marquis’s mansion.
– I recommended ten SFF books to make you laugh.