I’ve been really making an effort to spend time doing things I enjoy this month. I can be bad about spending my free time doing nothing but things around the house and not taking time for myself.
What I’ve Been Listening To:
For podcasts, I’ve mostly been listening to episodes of Hex Rated, Talk Spooky To Me, 3 Pagans and a Cat, & This Podcast Will Kill You. I’ve been mostly going through the back catalog still and trying to catch up. If you are looking for a new podcast to listen to I would highly recommend any of them.
The 10 songs I listened to the most in May were:
- bad guy by Billie Eilish
- I Disagree by Poppy
- No Mercy by ZAYDE WØLF
- bury a friend by Billie Eilish
- Sweet Little Lies by Bülow
- I Don’t Care by Fall Out Boy
- Puppeteer by MAX
- Show & Tell by Melanie Martinez
- Mai Tais (feat. Skylar Grey) by Train
- Take Me Home, Country Roads (Cyberpunk) by Melodicka Bros
What I’ve Been Watching:
Two horror book adaptations and one nature show have been dominating my watching time this month. I actually feel that I liked this adaptation of Pet Sematary more than the original despite the changes that were made. Though I do feel both fail to capture the slow burn horror feel of the book, I think you would really need a series rather than a movie to get that though. Color Out of Space was everything I wanted it to be and more. I really hope more get made like this, Lovecraft is hard to translate to a visual medium and this movie did it well. And of course, you know I was going to spend some time watching either a historical documentary or something nature-related. I really enjoyed the River Monsters series, and am liking Dark Waters as well.
What I’ve Been Playing:
X-Com 2 & Dawn of Man have pretty much been all that I have been playing. After loving the enemy unknown and enemy within I was hopeful for this sequel and it did not disappoint. Dawn of Man is the type of simulation I love the most. It provides just enough of a challenge to keep m,e engaged but doesn’t have a lot of micromanaging to worry about.
What I’ve Been Reading:
So full disclosure, I’ve had a terrible reading year so far. I haven’t finished any books in 2020 so far and the only thing I read this month was The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer by Kate Summerscale. I did really enjoy it, though there were a few points where I felt there were too many detailed random tangents that distracted me as a reader. I would highly recommend it if you like historical true crime, the Victorian era, and creepy kids.