It has been a productive day, but I’m now at the point where my motivation is somewhere between “Eh, I guess I could do that” and “**** it, it’s my day off and it’s time to be lazy”. Mostly because I’m a weird, semi-grumpy mood. Five Nights At Freddy’s taunts me from Steam, but I can’t bring myself to play it at the moment. (Sorry, Bonnie. You can kill me another day, you sneaky bastard.)
Mowing the lawn is admittedly not the best for keeping me ready to seize what’s left of the day, unless what I’m really seizing happens to be blankets and I’m curling up in my bed for a nap. It’s way too early to be thinking about sleep, and yet here we are. Today’s post will be a hodge-podge of whatever I want, as it’s the last real post I’m making. Tomorrow’s, as I’ve said, will be me snarking it up a little bit, and then Friday is May 1st. The first day of me being free from blogging on a daily basis. We’ll see how that works out. Anyway, on to the various things I want to post about.
Post-It Paper Cranes
I’ve been making a ton of paper cranes lately. My office at work has, if I had to estimate, about fifteen of them lurking around in various hiding places. I keep origami paper there for the express purpose of being able to make more paper cranes. The process, and the end result, are both surprisingly good sources of stress relief, which is especially helpful at work. Also: paper cranes make delightful gifts or additions to gifts, so there’s also that. Before taking my origami paper to work, however, I decided to be a little more ambitious and try my hand at making paper cranes out of Post-It notes. For anyone who has never partaken in this activity, you need to start with a square piece of paper. The tricky part with using a Post-It (or any sticky notes, really) is that the adhesive is a bit uncooperative with this process. I’m eventually going to post step-by-step instructions, complete with pictures, for anyone who wants to learn how to do so, but not tonight.
The Polarized Responses Towards Five Nights At Freddy’s
Based on previous posts, and comments made earlier in this one, it’s safe to assume I enjoy the Five Nights At Freddy’s games. I enjoy playing them, despite how good I am at being terrible. I enjoy watching people make Let’s Play videos of them. (I’m looking at you, Markiplier. You delightful, highly animated bastard.) I’m even looking forward to seeing the FNAF movie when it comes to theaters, even if it looks terrible. Each title in the trilogy of currently available games brings something new to the table, they’re all easy to pick up and play while still being deceptively complex for what they are, and the scares prey on a fear most people have all had at some point (creepy animatronic things). What fascinates me even more is how this game doesn’t seem to have a gray area in terms of reactions. People either love it or they hate it. There doesn’t seem to be a happy middle where people are kind of like it or just kind of don’t like it. There is also a fourth game coming out this Halloween, too, which I will invariably buy and refuse to play until I’ve beaten the other ones.
Rewatching House, M.D.
Netflix is a magical thing. House, M.D. is also a magical thing. I started watching it again while doing spring cleaning, and then Brianne and I continued watching it. Great stuff.
In any event, I have a delightful headache now and so I’m wrapping up this collection of miscellany.