4th Dec 2019, 4:29 PM
Eat a healthy lunch

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Eat a healthy lunch
Alright, one step at a time.

You do a quick internet search and look up how to microwave a potato. That's new food, prepared by you, just... you'll figure out real cooking later.

You follow the instructions, making sure to poke holes in the potato so it doesn't explode (as much as you would, at some point in your life, like to see an exploding potato). You have to stop and turn the potato a few times, but overall it only takes you about fifteen minutes.

You have successfully crafted a "baked" potato.

After seasoning it with the limited resources you have, you return to your room with the potato and a cheap soda to eat and debate what to do after eating.



You could make online videos. Videos about lore, mechanics, and glitches in video games got you to where you are now. When you make a successful video, you are mailed money.


You could try to make videos about other things. You've never done one before, but there's videos on the internet about landmarks, restaurants, politics, life experiences... basically videos about everything, and someone's made money off all of them. That's not even getting into more niche entertainment, like unboxings or videos about specific slot machines, or videos about random toys from the 70s.

Basically, you can make a video about anything and post it online.

Because you lack experience in producing content about anything but games, you probably won't make as much money doing those videos. However, it would give you valuable experience, and you could get better at it over time. In addition, such videos could have other benefits.


You could also just blow off work entirely for now and continue to relax with a video game. Depending on what kind of video you might try to make, your mood and energy could both be a factor--positive or negative--in how good the final product is. Playing games can also affect your mood; they can get you more focused, calm you down, or rile you up. Different games can even get you thinking in different ways.

You're also not yet sure if your decision to play Crush Souls last night influenced your dream. The flooded prison you were in felt very dark fantasy, which fits with the setting of the game. On the other hand, you were fresh out of Addersfield still, and if your subconscious at the time saw the outside world as being a little medieval

well that wouldn't shock you either

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4th Dec 2019, 4:44 PM
I recommend playing Mustache to refresh your memory before you make a video on it.
4th Dec 2019, 4:45 PM
Let's start small. Play a bit of a game that makes us happy and relaxed, then work on a video on the same sort of subject. Angry content may get more views sometimes, but we went *outside* today, so we shouldn't push ourselves.

Heck, we could even make cheerful content while being a bit sardonic about it-- a video about "games to de-stress from the relentless heel of capitalism grinding you down" or something XD

Edit: Ooooh we can make it a *list,* lists are great, lists get clicks. "Top 5 soothing games to distract you from the inevitability of death" is something The Algorithm would push like *whoa.*
4th Dec 2019, 8:23 PM
Limrix
+1, it would also be good to assess what our strengths are, what got us to where we are now. Do we have a good voice? Witty insights? Humorous content?
4th Dec 2019, 10:24 PM
5th Dec 2019, 2:11 PM
I see someone's clickbait skills are finely tuned.
4th Dec 2019, 4:49 PM
I agree with the general idea of: play something relaxing, then make a video about it.
Also, be proud! You've managed to make a baked potato! While it might not seem like much, it's something that could've gone wrong, and it's a small but sure step in the right direction of cooking!
4th Dec 2019, 5:19 PM
I really want to know more about those bone monsters. And what happens after they get into our brain and steal our knowledge I guess?
4th Dec 2019, 8:55 PM
How about making a video about bone monsters who say "I have a right to know"? You never know what kind of comments you might get...
4th Dec 2019, 8:24 PM
Limrix
It might be amusing and not to terribly difficult to post cooking videos where we narrate our ill-fated attempts to make lunch.
4th Dec 2019, 10:12 PM
pkrankow
Sweet potatoes do not need holes poked in the skin. Just wash and microwave the wet potato. The less homogenous texture allows steam to escape from the potato safely.

Shower, pick up from last night, clean up lunch, then make a video about the new place without going into where it is. Maybe include a cooking spot. Some viewers are sympathetic.
5th Dec 2019, 1:53 AM
lil Joshu
Start making videos about moving to a new town...and the beginning of your epic struggle against the overlords attempting to take it over.
5th Dec 2019, 2:23 AM
1) Play a short but satisfying round of a *light-hearted* game with no or minimal combat. Both to pep yourself up for (2) and to test for the influence of the game on your dreams.

2) Make an *online video* for *money* about *video games*. While I do favor making a transition to other topics, now might be too sudden for that shift.

And if Plaire is to go that route, I'd suggest making another account (or channel or whatever you call it) specifically for non-video-game videos, and namedrop it in future video game videos.
5th Dec 2019, 9:31 AM
+1, +1 to all of that
5th Dec 2019, 1:17 PM
YetAnother
Vent your puzzlement with dreams and real world into a video. There's a chance somebody will offer soothing advice, or even give cryptic pointers towards strange goings-on, on which you can also make videos (without saying those are real, of course, wouldn't want to seem even crazier)
5th Dec 2019, 2:13 PM
Briefly consider hitting two birds with one stone by making a video about exploding potatos. Only the teensiest moment.

Then resume gaming.
5th Dec 2019, 3:06 PM
YetAnother
Correction: briefly, but intensely contemplate that possibility. Decide it's not worth ruining your nerd cred.