Link Loves: PS2 Games in the Attic, Why We Still Love Anime, and Are Video Games Healthy?

Link Loves: PS2 Games in the Attic, Why We Still Love Anime, and Are Video Games Healthy?

Welcome to the nineteenth installment of Link Loves. These posts are all about my favorite links of the week! It can include bloggers, articles, news, and other cool links I’m enjoying. If you have a favorite blogger or article, share them with me in the comments!

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Monday Musings: Whole.

Monday Musings: Whole.

Whole.

I want to laugh.

I want to cry.

And sometimes,

I don’t even know why.

 

You make me feel so alive

but at the same time,

so dead inside.

 

What did I do to

deserve this pain?

 

I gave you what

I could but nothing

will change.

 

I can’t keep swallowing

these shards of broken

glass you hand me to

ease the pain.

 

I can’t keep handing

over the pieces of

my heart for you to

break all over again.

 

When will you sew the

pieces back together

and keep my heart

safe and warm?

 

When will you see how

much this pain is bearing

down on me and lift

away this burden?

 

Will I ever be whole again?

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Introducing Monday Musings

After that lovely Thanksgiving break, I’m back with some exciting news for the blog! I am adding a new category to A Geeky Gal! Monday Musings are going to be a small place for me to share my poetry and short stories. I know they’re not really geeky, but I talk about mental health here too, so I think we can make this a happy medium!

MondayMusings

Every Monday (well, not every Monday, but a lot!) I hope to share some personal poetry from my old notebooks and social media as well as some short stories that are old and new! My Thanksgiving Day post really pushed me to give this a shot. Let me know what you think. Stay tuned for the very first installment right after this post!

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That One Time at Thanksgiving

That One Time at Thanksgiving

It was a cool afternoon in Alabama. The leaves had fallen, school was out for the week, and I was an awkward teenager visiting my (ex) boyfriend’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. I had carefully picked out my outfit and did my hair. I even applied a little make up besides just doing eyeliner which was my signature makeup look during high school. I really wanted to make a good impression on his family after all.

The introductions went without incident. In fact, most of the afternoon went fine! I felt a little less awkward by the time dinner was ready. I grabbed my plate and headed towards the Thanksgiving spread. After getting a little bit of everything, I sat with my (ex) boyfriend and started digging in.

Slowly everyone emerged from the kitchen to take a seat with their full plates. I was still chowing down and pretending to watch whatever football game was playing on TV. Then I heard his mother clear her throat pointedly. I looked over, and everyone was staring at me. Even my (ex) boyfriend.

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MCFT: Spyro Reignited, The Rewired Soul and SAO

MCFT: Spyro Reignited, The Rewired Soul and SAO

Sorry it’s been so quiet around here! The wedding wore me out, work has been crazy busy, and now the holidays are right around the corner. Can time slow down please? Anyway, I thought I’d tell all of you some of my favorite things this week that have been occupying my time. MCFT posts are usually 4 or 5 things that I’m loving this week! Here’s 4 things I am loving right now!

Spyro Reignited Trilogy

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If you haven’t read my post that is part of The Games That Define Us, you totally should. And of course read the others that are up so far! There’s some really amazing posts this month and I can’t wait to read the rest. Back to Spyro Reignited Trilogy… My wonderful husband knew how much I wanted the new remastered Spyro trilogy, so, of course, he bought it and installed it as soon as he could and I beat the first game in 6 hours. Be on the look out for a Saturday Suggestion featuring the remastered favorite game of my childhood.

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Spyro the Dragon | The Game That Defines A Geeky Gal

Spyro the Dragon | The Game That Defines A Geeky Gal

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The Games That Define Us features carefully chosen music and remixes from the franchise of the game represented. Music is a key component of sharing the emotions one feels about a game, so we hope you will press the play button if you’re in a position to do so. 

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We are officially halfway through the month of November, and it’s been an amazing ride! Welcome to Day 15 of The Games That Define Us!

Just a brief summary if this is your first time here: This collaboration is a 34-day long adventure through video games. Each piece is its own unique audiovisual experience, complete with artwork, designs, music, and (most importantly) amazing works of prose by brilliant bloggers around the world. This adventure will take you through nostalgia, joy, ambition, self-discovery, regret, anxiety, frustration, mourning, and every human experience in between. Video games…

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