I thought everything would be better when the month of June ended, but I’ve just been more depressed than ever. I have to force myself to keep going, but it’s been rough. The puppies are hitting that point where they’re destructive, not completely house trained, and cannot be left unattended for even a moment. We took them to the Tractor Supply store for their first outside interaction in forever besides going to the vet. They murdered the stuffed squirrel we bought them in less than 24 hours. Head taken off, stuffing mauled EVERYWHERE.
So most days this month have been a haze of depression and watching the baby puppies. We binge Netflix, run around outside, then regret the triple-digit temperatures, and retreat inside. I gave up on Pokemon Go. It is not a game that you can play at home very well. Sadly. My SO got a game called “Farm Together” and it’s got the feel of “Animal Crossing” and “Minecraft”. Budget resources, arrange resources, etcetera. It’s very addictive yet easy to put down every 30 minutes when the puppy bladder requires a prance outdoors.
You level up your farm(s) and yourself. You can customize yourself, your tractor, your farmhands, and your pet! I actually made a black puppy that looks like Jet! My tractor is a pink monster that has a strawberry on it. I was excited to be able to take so many screenshots on the X-Box, although getting them online to post here for an ordeal. Please fix that, Microsoft.
The farms can get to be really massive. My main one is HUGE. I picked a little bit of everything map for my first go. I also have a Hard Mode map that’s flat, but I just haven’t been as interested in it as much as my first farm. If you go out to the edges, you’ll find some flatter ground that makes organization a lot easier than the hills and rivers area.
There are coins, gems, ribbons, and tickets. To earn tickets, you can do cooking. There’s painting and music that helps you earn tickets and sometimes even ribbons. Ribbons are earned by completing tasks. Such as growing and harvesting 60 carrots. It’s not a complicated game. It’s just a resource management game. Which really has been doing something good for my brain.
The Havana Rabbits reminded me of Velveteen. I made a huge field of them and took a selfie with them with a rainbow in the background! So that’s been my life for the most part. I’ve had a huge art block. I got access to an iPad recently and was trying out Procreate, which I’ll probably do a small review of next week. I really need to catch up on the MILLIONS of Inktober52 prompts that I’ve fallen behind on. Sadly the Apple Pencil that I got does not work with the version of iPad I was given so I’m not sure if I’ll be able to draw with anything beyond my finger. *sigh*
Hopefully, I’ll have some art for you soon. I’ve really just had horrible art block lately. Again. It’s frustrating when you can’t create anything. Everything looks bad. And nothing looks good enough. I need to just do it. But it’s just not that easy, is it? Just make the art. Just stop being depressed. Just do the thing.
Anywho, thanks for stopping in!