Gave up all pretence of being productive today and just completely relaxed. I go back to proper work next week, I’m going to chill for a few days. So I took a bath in the middle of the afternoon, watched dumb conspiracy videos on YouTube, and read some articles, like this great New Yorker piece on artificial languages. And I don’t regret a minute of it.
I built a new C.A.M.P. base in Fallout 76 that I’m pretty pleased with, too. I’m still enjoying it, mostly, though some of the shine is coming off. I miss playing World of Warcraft when it was new and exciting and all-encompassing, but you can’t go back: not even the Classic servers are the same, because that feeling was not just the game, but a sum of time and place. I’m not sure any game, MMO or otherwise, could ever recapture that specific moment, and there’s no point in getting nostalgic. I ping-pong through so many games now without ever committing to one, and I don’t like that, but I can’t seem to settle.