As predicted, wandering around (getting lost in) Midgar is great fun, but what’s not to be expected?
I think Bub is calmed down, and mellowed out, by Barret Wallace… if not a bit amused by him. This is how I approach activism and advocacy. So this should really have come as no surprise to me. It shouldn’t have…
My child sees enough of me in Barret Wallace to be comforted by him, and this is actually amusing to me.
And in general, because today is the day that Final Fantasy VII: the Remake came out! Actually came out!
I did not know about the concept of “time traveling” until now (such as going back to the most recent Sunday to buy turnips in case you missed the turnip NPC, whose name I almost always seem to forget until I actually see her), or turnip exchanges, which you can actually do on this site. Some of the more popular ones whose islands allow you to sell turnips for high Bell prices take… a little while to actually get in on (you know, getting high enough up in the queue to get the Dodo code to get in on the island), but for the islands with really high Bell prices, it kind of is worth it. I’ve participated in a few turnip exchanges so far, both on that site and with friends who have lucked out with high turnip sell rates, and now I’m participating in a Discord for Animal Crossing players over 25 (even if I’m primarily playing this game with Bub, I count as a player!).
We’ve also pre-loaded all of Final Fantasy VII: the Remake onto our PlayStation 4. Finally. The first… part. There was absolutely no way that I was going to start that at midnight when it “rolled out”. I may like games, but nowhere near that much. Nowhere near as much as I actually like sleeping, my friends. Games can wait. And although I wish that they had just put the whole remake into one game so that we could be one and done with it at some point, I mean, I really don’t mind that much. The remake got made, my friends.
Bub and I have been playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons since it was released.
That was one of the games that I switched our pre-order from a physical copy of to a digital copy of, thinking that this pandemic would likely delay the arrival of that game of, and if possible I wanted to be able to play that game with him as soon as I could… and I am really glad that I did, especially because we had the space for it on the microSD card that we got for our Nintendo Switch this last Christmas. Even though Animal Crossing isn’t exactly a game that I’ve dove into myself, so to speak, I have friends that know more about the game than I do, and I’ve made it a point to Google things when I’m confused about something or want to know more about something, and the franchise isn’t bad at all! It’s actually quite fun. I’m not put off by it. And Bub enjoys it a lot, so I enjoy it a lot. So far, Bub is all about the “build the best possible bridge for our island” life (he would be, he absolutely would be, so the fact that he is should surprise exactly zero people reading this blog post, I mean, come on now). That seems to come part and parcel with doing storyline quests, which I have done both with him and on my own if he has made it clear that he doesn’t particularly enjoy those. Some people seem to have FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) with these games. I just have WTBBBWB (Want To Build Best Bridge With Bub). And Tom Nook is an asshole, always wanting loans.
I also did manage to switch our pre-order of Final Fantasy VII: the Remake to a digital copy on the PlayStation Network! I managed to go whole hog and get the digital deluxe version of it, because… well, why not? Quarantine and chill. Quarantine and Bub’s going to summon Carbuncle, Chocobo Chick, and Cactuar.