Ok so, I was like bored, and I just decided to try making sprites but the design is actually Yume Nikki inspired….and just practicing my skills! : DD Whom else did I not join in there? :D (Well, you might guess for the last one….(Ow~)
A/N: Indented parts are like stuff happening to Jiwon but the reader isn’t present, but like if I say you, I’m referring to you the reader. Sorry I just wasn’t sure how to write those parts exactly so it might seem confusing? Hopefully not…
I live in Alabama and we have southern jokes that people use and some of my old friends used (but I dont have many friends at where I am RN in this place) but we joke about this one man bc his billboard signs are everywhere and my family and others turned it into a game
You met Jae on a Sunday morning. For reasons still unbeknownst to you, you were compelled by some universal force to walk into the shady looking off-the-wall record shop down the street from the cafe you were supposed to meet your friends ten minutes ago. Supposed to, because they’re running late and you didn’t want to sit there waiting for them for another hour. Jae was strumming on his beat up guitar, sitting comfortably on top of the counter with his feet up, oblivious to the passing of time and space around him.
You walked in to the tinkle of the bell above the door, and immediately regretted it. The record shop was the kind that sold vinyl and vintage CDs. On the wall were guitars with names you could never remember, and all sounded the same to you. Jae glanced up, and you froze awkwardly hoping he’d ignore you.
But that wouldn’t be Jae-like.
Instead, he squinted at you from behind his too big wire-framed glasses and under his fluffy almost white hair. “Hey there.” He sounded like he’s known you forever, when you were pretty sure you’ve never even seen him before.
You remained stranded at the threshold. “I, uh, I’m just looking around?”
“You know,” he said, hopping off the counter and returning his guitar to its stand. “When someone new comes in, we have this tradition.”
You were regretting this decision more and more. “Yeah?”
“Yeah. We pick out a bunch of records that reflect our first impression of you.”
Jae rummaged through the stacks before him, deftly going record through record, like revisiting old friends, nostalgia palpable in the expression on his face. You couldn’t help but stare in return. “I’m Jae, by the way. What’s your name?”
He looked up, pushing his glasses up his nose. “That’s unfortunate. Why would your parents name you Not Necessary? Didn’t they want you?”
You were confused then, beautiful boy and goofy boy was a rare combination. But you still couldn’t figure out what to say so you just stared at him. You couldn’t even look away anymore.
“Here,” he said, picking out three records from the stack. “I picked these for you.”
Etta James (1961) At Last
Frankie Valli (1967) Can’t Take My Eyes Off You/The Trouble With Me
The Beatles (1963) I Want to Hold Your Hand/I Saw Her Standing There
You didn’t even feel any regret ditching your friends that day. Until much later, when Sungjin would tell you that no such tradition exists and that Jae probably just made it up that day because he thought you were cute. And that Jae might have been heavily medicated, but that’s for another conversation altogether.
For my own reference I attempted to compile the most complete list of published books on speculative realism, object-oriented ontology, new materialisms, and associated work and I figured I would share it. I also include in this list works from feminist materialisms, because they are important for providing a fuller genealogy for contemporary research, and those authors that are harder to classify together but generally write on nihilism, pessimism, and eliminationism. For the moment I’ve left off Francois Laruelle, who is still very confusing to me, and accelerationist authors like Nick Land and McKenzie Wark. The tags are my own and don’t necessarily reflect how the authors self-identify.
Graham Harman – Object-Oriented Ontology
Tool Being: Heidegger and the Metaphysics of Objects (1993/2011)
Guerilla Metaphysics: Phenomenology and the Carpentry of Things (2011)
Prince of Networks: Bruno Latour and Metaphysics (2009)
Towards Speculative Realism: Essays and Lectures (2010)
Circus Philosophicus (2010)
The Prince and the Wolf: Harman and Latour at the LSE (2011)
Quentin Meillasoux: Philosophy in the Making (2011)
The Quadruple Object (2011)
Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy (2012)
Bells and Whistles: More Speculative Realism (2013)
Levi Bryant – Onticology/Machine-Oriented Ontology
The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism, Edited with Nick Snricek and Graham Harman (2011)
The Democracy of Objects (2011)
Onto-Cartography: An Ontology of Machines and Media (2014)
Timothy Morton – OOO, Ecology
Ecology Without Nature: Rethinking Environmental Aesthetics (2009)
What platform do you game on???? :ooo also do you have any games you recommend to a fellow gamer thanx xoxo
I game on the Ps4 and PC mostly but I also use my 3ds for fire emblem and pokemon
My all time favorite video game is Until Dawn, which is based on a stereotypical 80-90’s horror movie. It’s on the Ps4 and has lovely characters and character development and a lot of endings and scenarios (it’s based on the Butterfly Effect)
I’d also recommend Outlast II but it’s very– sensitive. There’s a lot of material in that game that might not be suitable for all ages. It definitely messes with your mind
I also would recommend Resident Evil: Biohazard (or really any resident evil tbh) I play it on the Ps4 but i’m pretty sure you can play it on PC too. It’s really good and well done and is basically shows the origins of the virus and it’s really interesting.
If horror isn’t really your thing though (which is understandable I hate the jump scares so much lmao)
I’d also recommend
Stardew Valley for the PC, it’s like a new and improved Harvest Moon in a way, it’s very peaceful and has a cute little story, it is a farming game though so like, you’ll be farming
Life Is Strange (i don’t know what platforms you can play it on but i play it on PC) , it’s very similar to Until Dawn in the way where your actions can change the ending significantly. It has a lovely storyline and the graphics are pretty good, also the soundtrack is A++
I also really love Dragon Age Origins, Dragon Age II, and Dragon Age Inquisition. I think you can only play them on PC (through Origin), they’re open world exploration with a really good plot and the graphics are nice too, it has character customization and marriage options too which is fun
If you’re interested in an online game that has a lot of races to choose from, PvP options and a leveling up type thing, I would highly recommend World of Warcraft. It’s actually an amazing game, you can play up to level 20 for free, no trial or anything and you can make a lot of characters too. If you ever play it I say play on the region/server Fizzcrank it’s the one i use and i just enjoy it
For nintendo tho I only play three different types of games
1. Animal Crossing New Leaf, which is such a cute and calming game it’s been proven to help reduce anxiety and stuff. real neato, lovely little NPCs too
2. Every. single. pokémon. game. I love pokémon a lot and i’d recommend it to anyone and everyone. My personal favorite it pokémon Diamond/Pearl but honestly all of them are good (i have a choice of words with Pkmn B/W2 buuuut whatever), Pokémon X/Y was also one of my favorites. But overall i think they’re all good
3. Fire Emblem. Out of all fire emblems though my all time favorite would be Fire Emblem Awakening. It’s very similar to Dragon Age Inquisition, except, the graphics are for the DS so they won’t be as extravagant. The storyline is wonderful and there’s still an option for marriage (lon'qu bby), also character customization which is lovely
Anyways this is probably wayyyy longer then you wanted so sorry about that, but these are games that i’ve thoroughly enjoyed with all of my heart and play again and again
Especially Until Dawn it’s my all time fave video game
I’d also recommend the new video game PREY but i haven’t finished playing it yet so like i can’t form a full opinion on it, it’s open exploration and fighting monsters but– in space! And there’s a good plot too