Starkey Valley - Day 11

So this is what I was afraid of way back on Day Zero. I woke up today, fully intending to take a break from Stardew Valley and spend some time with Quantum Break instead. I played the first act of it earlier this week and am excited to see more of it. But then I sat down at my computer and just played a lot of Stardew Valley.

The Simple Life (without Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie)

I didn't even take any notes (as I normally do) of moments in the game that I can spin a fun story out of. I am very much at the point in the game where I'm just enjoying the day-to-day experience of watering and harvesting my crops, taking care of my animals, upgrading my farm, and occasionally mining or fishing. As a result, I might start pulling back on this series and only occasionally check in with "bigger" moments. This kind of game very much appeals to the state I'm in right now. Having played over 30 games so far in 2016, it's nice to just sit and relax with one for a bit. Much like playing Final Fantasy VII and Dark Cloud earlier in the year was a bit of comfort food gaming, Stardew Valley scratches that same itch. I can just enjoy my time with it while catching up on podcasts or other content plays in the background.

Quick Like a Bunny

After upgrading my Coop to the super max supreme ultra version, I have added a couple of rabbits to my ever-growing zoo. Still too early to tell what I can do with them or if they will multiply as they are known to do. And I'm morbidly curious to find out how I might acquire the Rabbit's Foot game item from them (for one of the four remaining bundles I need to finish up the Community Center). I guess I'm pretty much just hoping this whole game turns into a secret Watership Down reference.

Just Dance 2016

Dear Diary,

Today I danced with a girl. It was nice. She said at first she didn't really like dancing in front of other people. But then when I asked her to dance, she said she'd love to. I definitely need to talk to Mayor Lewis about getting my hands on one of the matching outfits for next year though. It's definitely "cult chic!" Anyway, Abigail has been really cool so I'm glad I got over hating her for beating me at the Egg Hunt last year. And I gave her the amethyst I found in the mine because I like that it matches her hair. She loved it too! And I know she probably hated it but I thought she looked cute with that little bow in her hair.

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