So…I still exist! Here are some things I did:
1. Read Bossypants
How could I not read Tina Fey’s autobiography? There is no reason not to! Everyone needs some Tina Fey in their life. Having too much Tina Fey in your life is not even a thing that exists. But I don’t need to explain that, because y’all know it. Bossypants was very funny, and in particular I enjoyed reading about the process of developing 30 Rock. I learnt a lot! For instance, did you know the “backdoor bragging”1 joke (part one, part two) was actually written by Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino, aka Troy from Community)?2 Also, it’s somewhat disturbing how much of the show is based on Fey’s experiences as a writer for Saturday Night Live. Pissing in jars, for instance? Totally real. It’s in the book.
“Autobiographical comedy” is not a genre I have much experience with, but Bossypants felt vaguely reminiscent of David Sedaris collections. Actually, I’ve only read one of his collections), but I think I would recommend Bossypants to Sedaris fans.
2. Found my Gameboy
If you say “no”, I will feel old. On the other hand, it was secondhand and already obsolete by the time I got it, so I decide to feel not-old. Anyway, I found it. It didn’t work. But then it worked. And then it didn’t again. But it did last long enough for me to play some of my old favourite games:
Not-so-secretly, the Pokemon RPGs are still something I enjoy. The anime was always shitty; the games on the other hand…
Semi-relatedly, what’s with purists who deny everything after Generation I of Pokemon games? It wasn’t until Generation III that shit started getting ridiculous, wherein new Pokemon and abilities started become copies of each other. I guess I’m a Generation II purist.