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Content notes: decluttering, mention of expired food (sob)

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For January 26... )

Sending off the fundraiser packages on Wednesday so that I will only have to take one trip to my university instead of two. c:

I have missed approximate three or more days of Drabble a Day and Doodle a Day now. I am bothered, but I am reminding myself I am doing more important (in terms of "make sure I do not lose my jobs, and also, that the utilities don't get cut") things in lieu of them. But I will still try tonight, doggone it. (It's why I've removed both from my todos - I think making it an obligation is draining me again. So it will be a 'hey, let's see if I can do this FOR FUN' thing instead of a 'I MUST do this' thing.)
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I need a system where I can write what I need to do for the next day or days later in the week for these todo/tada lists...

Thinky thoughts... )

Brainstorm some creative/unusual to-do lists/planner layouts (analog or digital) with me, folks? And I will probably attempt to mock up some printables.

(Will probably expand this to be a post later this month.)
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I recently donated to the Humble Indie Bundle 7 (mostly for "Indie Game: The Movie", but hey, a bunch of new games for 'pay what you want' is not a bad deal!) and recently they added "Cave Story+" to the games you get :o

And despite the game being introduced to me by someone I would now like to castrate thank you very much, I really loved that game and helped me deal with everything that was going on way back in high school. I decided to download this new version.

... if I were drinking a drink I would have spit out my tea at the new, higher-resolution graphics and different music that greeted me at the title screen. Not sure how I feel about it. On one hand it's ULTRA COOL to see it remade, on the other hand, I think my Nostalgia Goggles are on, in the same way that.. I suppose.. my mom looks back on my baby photos?

I wonder if that's a bad comparison, but it feels like seeing a young child you've known while s/he grew up, and now they've gotten so far in life. So successful, so well-loved by nearly everyone.

Funny thing is I don't think I felt this when the Klonoa Wii remake was announced (which I... still don't own /sob, but some people said it's not as good as the original?). Maybe because I knew that Cave Story was done by only 1 person (music, programming, art, and all) compared to a whole company. But would I feel this way with the high definition Monkey Island PC remakes*, too?

I mean, remakes are awesome, in that it's a fresh way to relive a game you dearly love, but they've always been a tricky thing to do because sometimes, even with all the highly polished new artwork and revved up musical tracks... sometimes, the charm is in the slight imperfections of the original: the quirky blocky look of simple pixel art, the distortion in 8-bit music, and even the slightest difference in wording between the fan translation and the official.

Or maybe that's just sentimentality...?

* (which I have been DYING to get, but emergency funds come first. Since they're downloadable, at least I don't have to worry that they'll run out of stock anytime soon...?)


I'm Mel, a Filipina artist and writer. I'm an MA Creative Writing student working on her own projects at the same time. Nice to meet you!