Eariler tonight I went to the book release party for the Quarter Mile from the Spoon and Cherry. I read a couple (never done that before), Sixteen Hour Lullaby and Disappear. I have three things being published in the book, including Lost to the Wind, Number 55 and a short story I may post later on this site.
It was fun to read my poems. It’s something I will have to do more.
Some Life Captures from the Sculpture Garden today. It’s been awhile since I did one of these, so I wanted to do something iconic for Minneapolis. Now, the Spoon and Cherry isn’t exactly an original thing to take a photo of, but I’m including one because I have to.
My favorite video game is probably The World Ends With You. One week ago a remake/port was released on the Iphone and Ipad (Not Ipod unless you hack, and then I hear it’s buggy…)
Last month I had a post about video games as story telling. The story of this game was what resonated with me. It perfectly matches my philosophy: while we can never know another person, we can try, and the only way to explore more of our world is to talk to other people and open up to them. Just because someone’s views are different from yours, it doesn’t mean you have to accept them, but by listening you only gain. The world we have is very small, unless we have other people bringing their individuality and insight into our lives. The game follows an anti-social kid who realizes all of this through all sorts of crazy-ness too insane to actually go into on this blog.
The philosophy in this game is beyond a simple moral. It’s a way to live your life.
If you haven’t played this, play it. The new version is pretty impressive. The message remains the same and just as outstanding as before. There may be another game or some DLC content on the way apparently, but if it’s a sequel it has a lot to live up to, not just gameplay-wise but story and message wise.