12th Nov 2019, 3:48 PM
Play some video games

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Play some video games
Yup, that's everything left to be unpacked--and that's all the rooms of your house. The living room, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom.

You check the tap water, just to make sure it works.

It comes on after a small sputter. The water actually looks cleaner than it did in your old town. You turn the faucet off, grab some cheap sodas and some snacks, and head to your bedroom.



You commence the proceedings with a little Captemon--slightly modded, of course. According to the internet, the dating sim function was in the original game, but translators thought it would make Captemon too hard to market here in The States. All the modders really did was translate and patch the dating mechanics back in. It still drives you crazy, though, that dating the human characters and dating the demons is treated as different systems. If the demons are going to act like people, and have personalities and agendas and identities and be people... then shouldn't dating them just be treated as normal?

After a few hours of that, you switch to Crush Souls. This is your bread and butter--your online videos about the game's lore, the level design and how it's all interconnected, and the symbolism in each dating path is what's allowed you to afford this (admittedly very cheap) house. You've done videos about other games, but none with the depth or inaccessibility of Crush Souls. It's a very difficult game where the player is violently murdered over and over and forced to learn and adapt or never progress. That means there's a lot of content that few will ever see, let alone sit down and really think about and put together. You like it that way, though--it should be tough. You want to be challenged. You want to know there's another height to reach, an obstacle you still can't overcome so you have something to strive for. Going online and seeing others be better at the game than you just drives you to learn more. Even the dating sim parts of Crush Souls are difficult. Starting a relationship with any of the women in the game takes immense patience and skill--many people will try and fail over and over again, or maybe never even really work up the courage to try at all and that's fine. Not everyone gets to have that. Not everyone's ready or able to earn the right to be loved and that's reasonable, it








it helps maintain the verisimilitude.










You play until about 1am, when the exhaustion of having finished moving catches up with you and the text on the screen becomes hard to read. You turn the game off.

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12th Nov 2019, 5:21 PM
Time to sleep I suppose.
12th Nov 2019, 5:22 PM
Xylas_Incarnum
Before you crash and burn in bed, double check to make sure you've locked your doors and windows. New place in a new area... doesn't hurt to make sure.
12th Nov 2019, 6:05 PM
But then how will we get the vampire route? Kidding. Vampires are awful. +1 to caution
12th Nov 2019, 7:01 PM
12th Nov 2019, 5:22 PM
12th Nov 2019, 5:24 PM
Heroshima
playing from about noon to 1 am with only snacks and soda? a meal and some sleep sounds nice right about now.
12th Nov 2019, 5:25 PM
Check out how your last video is doing, then get some rest.
12th Nov 2019, 5:29 PM
Definitely time for slep. Snooze mightily. I agree that it's good to remember to lock up, too. Don't forget to brush our teeth!

Also, are we using a program like f.lux or a blue light filter on our glasses for gaming at night? It's gonna mess with our ability to get a good night's sleep otherwise. Maybe we should look into that tomorrow.

When we wake up, we should eat a hearty breakfast (er, as hearty as we can manage with what we have on hand) and meditate a bit, maybe do some stretches. Gotta keep the body healthy if we're gonna keep our brain working!

Since we're a youtuber... are we gonna do a house tour? XD I guess we're not THAT kind of youtuber, though.
12th Nov 2019, 5:56 PM
12th Nov 2019, 7:03 PM
12th Nov 2019, 5:55 PM
PLEASE check your doors and windows before hitting the sack. It's a new home, new place and you don't know what's what. Better safe than sorry.
12th Nov 2019, 6:01 PM
Kumondo
As important as it is to get to bed sooner rather than later, getting to sleep will be tricky if we don't follow a proper routine, as I have been finding out the very hard way. A meal, even a quick one, would be a good idea, along with a cup of decaf tea if available and if that's Plaire's cup of tea. This should be followed by evening self care hygiene stuff: teeth brushing, etc. A check of the windows and doors wouldn't hurt either. After that, then we can hopefully sleep well.

Come the morning, we should follow a similar routine, and see if there is anything important that needs our attention. If this continues to be an exact retelling of my life personally, I suspect about an hour come morning of catching up on all the "important" media feeds and the like.
12th Nov 2019, 6:22 PM
Limrix
In Plaire's case, it might actually be important to keep up with all the social medias so she can inject witty topical commentary into her videos.
12th Nov 2019, 7:52 PM
Lunar Waffles
yeah, when it gets hard to read, its time to go pass out in your bed.
12th Nov 2019, 9:35 PM
But before we perform the nightly flop upon the bed, we must first perform the celebratory silly wiggly dance to christen our newly obtained domicile. Tis tradition after all! Plus it exhausts the last of our energy so we can properly flop. *nods sagely* :3
12th Nov 2019, 10:36 PM
I relate to all of this so much. Wow.

+1 to caution, then going to bed.