And I agree! “Jamboree” and “haberdashery” are two wonderfully underutilized words.
I know you’re also probably thinking things like, “Drew, what the hell is this?” and “What ARE those things coming off of Bopfenmuth’s body?” and “Is Puffkyth okay?” Really don’t have clear answers for the first two, but I can honestly say that yes, Puffkyth is doing just fine.
Or maybe he isn’t. It’s hard to tell his “I’m doing just fine” face from his “gazing into the abyss and being overwhelmed by the world’s sorrows into a state of catatonia” face.
It’s one thing to see a trailer, or read a synopsis, and think, “Yeah, that’s not my cup of tea. Won’t even bother.” Or to read the reviews and think, “Ech, perhaps I won’t be seeing that.”
It is another thing entirely to post a bad review for something that you haven’t even experienced.
I see it a lot, especially for certain video games (POKEMON POKEMON POKEMON). People review-bombing something, giving them negative scores because they think it looks bad. But that’s not an actual review. That’s just someone jumping the gun and wanting to drive the score down. It’s pretty much a useless comment.
If you disagree with a movie/book/whatever and don’t want to watch/read/whatever it, that’s fine. You are free to comment or discuss why. But don’t leave a bad review on it. Leave that to someone who’s actually watched the damned thing.
Doodcember is finally finished, just in the nick of time. Had a great time doing it.
And at the same time, 2020 is coming to an end.
This has been an extraordinarily trying year. We all went into it with such high hopes, and what did it give us?
Pain. Never ending pain.
We were on the brink of World War III. Australia was on fire. The West Coast was on fire. Murder hornets reared their ugly heads. There were protests all Summer long. And on top of all that, it was an Election year. A really, really ugly Election year.
And of course – COVID. Friggin’ COVID-19 upending just about everything, casting its nasty shadow across the entire world, highlighting the true depths of human stupidity.
…what a year.
On the plus side, I’ve ironically enough seen more of my friends than usual. I’ve rediscovered an old character (Dot!) and created a new one (Quincy!). I’ve participated in a couple of fascinating art challenges. And I’ve started therapy. So, a few high points.
So what is going to happen in 2021? Who knows. The fact is, the bar is set so low, and we are entering it bruised and bloodied. So hopefully – HOPEFULLY – it can only go up from here.