What happened, happened once. So now it’s best
in memory—an orange he sliced: the skin
unbroken, then the knife, the chilled wedge
lifted to my mouth, his mouth, the thin
membrane between us, the exquisite orange,
tongue, orange, my nakedness and his,
the way he pushed me up against the fridge—
Now I get to feel his hands again, the kiss
that didn’t last, but sent some neural twin
flashing wildly through the cortex. Love’s
merciless, the way it travels in
and keeps emitting light. Beside the stove
we ate an orange. And there were purple flowers
on the table. And we still had hours.
Forever breathes somewhere far away skimming stones on a summer’s day breathless lovers with sheer delight catching the stars of a wintry night hands and hearts sharing the miles a journey tasted in tears and smiles lifetimes counted by moments small a secret revealed waste none at all
I gave up on animal crossing like an hour into it... the game kept crashing and it’s not as fun I think. This will be like Pokémon go and be cool for a month and then be stupid later
wow way to ruin other people’s fun anon…
But seriously, Animal Crossing has been my entire childhood. Like actually.
The Gameboy version came out in early 2000-2001 right before (or after?) the Gamecube version was released. I begged for that game so many times whenever we went to Hollywood Video or Blockbuster (YEAH I’M THAT OLD JUDGE ME) and they never had it in stock until my parents just gave in and got it for me for christmas.
I cherished that game like it was my life. I was no more than 6 or 7 at the time. My eyes were glued to the tv on the daily, playing as this character, rearranging things in my house, even messing with my brother’s character and making him send me money (because he always had more money than me)
I memorized characters and themes and story lines. I fast forwarded time and rewound it to “cheat” the system. (Anyone remember the early morning aerobics on the gamecube version?? Or the NES games? GOOD TIMES)
I owned Animal Crossing on the DS and I got Animal Crossing City Folk for the wii THE DAY IT CAME OUT. THE ACTUAL DAY. BACK IN 2008. AND I PLAYED IT FOR HOOUUURRRSSS.
I can’t even begin to tell you how much Animal Crossing means to me and all the stories I’ve had with friends and the towns I’ve created and the drama I’ve gotten into with all the animal friends. How many weeds I’ve had to pull, how many fish and fossils I have found. How many KK songs I’ve heard (all of them, the answer is all of them btw)
I never got it for the 3DS because I never had a 3DS and my heart is still bitter about never being able to experience every single animal crossing.
SO anyway, Animal Crossing Pocket Camp might not be that big of a deal for you, but it is for me. It’s going to be my therapy, as it’s so calming and gentle and nice.
Give it another try. You might surprise yourself on how nice and beautiful the game is.