I’ve still been struggling a lot lately. So I’m sorry that I still have not been visiting or chatting with everyone much. I’ve been posting here less too, but I’m still going.
I’ve also been listening to fewer books, but podcasts have been great. Among my usuals, I’ve been bingeing a trivia podcast called Good Job, Brain! It’s interesting and fun.
As for games, I’ve still been playing Sun Haven (which I just reviewed), but I also played a couple quick, free games that were really good! The first was If On a Winter’s Night, Four Travelers. Gorgeous pixel art, great point and click puzzles, and interesting though dark little stories. The second was The Secret Life of Dorian Pink. Inspired by Dorian Gray, but gayer, and so silly and fun! I also have been playing an app “game” called Cats and Soup that I found through Netflix. You mostly just click some things, but it’s very cute!
I even watched some movies. Call Me By Your Name was amazing! I watched it and then watched it again two days later, and then again the next day. And probably some more times by the time you’re reading this. I can’t stop! That’s something I’ve never done with any other movie except Tangled. To be fair, some movies are more suited to being rewatched right away than others. It’s just so well written/directed/acted/everything in a way that makes it feel so true to life, it makes me feel a lot of bittersweet feelings. Closer (2004) was so weird with characters who were weird and shitty people, and every interaction sounded like it was trying so hard to be edgy. Closet Monster was alright (great acting, story felt a little lacking) but hard to watch because of the hate crime and homophobia. Straight Up was a really cool portrayal of a relationship out of the norm usually shown in media.
Also, this past month was Mermay, so I managed to make some art! A trans sea turtle merman and an oyster merman (with two hair color options). And I updated my old merman watching the sunset, mostly to redo the coloring on his body.
Let me know if you like the dark or light hair more 🙂
Books I Received for Review:
The Mourning Dove and His Snow Sparrow by Eve Healy, from NetGalley. Bored Gay Werewolf by Tony Santorella, an audiobook from NetGalley.
Books I Finished:
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Deadbeat Druid by David R. Slayton – A nice finale to a great trilogy with magic, action, and romance.
If I See You Again Tomorrow by Robbie Couch – YA repeating day romance and some sweet messages.
The Alchemy of Moonlight by David Ferraro – Older YA historical paranormal, a bit lacking in the romance but a good story.
Posthumous Education by Drew Hayes – Fred books are just comforting for me at this point. I know I’m going to get a pretty chill paranormal story with characters I like, especially Fred.
Three Meant to Be by MN Bennet – A very grumpy MC teaching a whole class of students at magic school, with some action and romance and a really neat magic system.
The Mourning Dove and His Snow Sparrow by Eve Healy – Not the most developed romance, but sweet, with a bird who becomes a man.
Bored Gay Werewolf by Tony Santorella – A great book with queer perspective, friendship, and a somewhat atypical take on werewolves.