Twitter: You have two options here. The first is that you can go around incessantly correcting people for things you think are errors based on your inaccurate and half-remembered education from high school. The second is basically just tweeting things that have no larger context and inevitably devolve into something like “taco bell flag” posted at one in the morning.
Tumblr: You’re just trying to get some porn. Well bad news.
Instagram: If you’re cute and have high self-esteem, you can clean up on Instagram. Everyone will care about your opinion no matter how ill-informed it is, and you can be bombarded by people who are pretending to like you so they can sleep with you. That’s right, Kenneth! Everyone’s just pretending to love you because you’re hot. I actually love you for who you are. Come back.
MySpace: Step one, be a band. Step two, travel back in time. Actually, it’s still a bad idea, but at least this way it’ll provide you some pop.
Facebook: The worst.
Mastodon: Was this one really a social network? I’m checking Wikipedia.
What Are You Playing: Turning Michael Stipe lyrics into article premises since 1963.
Bonus question: What song always makes you cry?
Songs that make me cry? Lullaby by Billy Joel. They played it a friend’s funeral in high school and every time I hear it, I think of my friend.
Cat’s in the Cradle by Harry Chapin. Saddest song ever written.
Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Star Wars Galaxies Legends for me. We got oddly busy on the site this week, and my household is sick again for the third time since December (help me), so I neglected my everything in there. I’ve been testing out more bazaar selling and I hate not logging in every day to flip that because I’m making all the money. And no, I dunno what to spend it on.
Ug, I don’t even want to pick an answer to the bonus question. Let me go with something new; how about The Next Right Thing from Frozen 2. It’s still embarrassing, but not for the same reasons!
Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): All this Black Desert Mobile has me itching to try out the “genuine” article of Black Desert Online itself, so that’s what I’ll mostly up to, along with my little dabbles in Final Fantasy XIV, Dauntless, and Star Citizen.
I can’t say many songs really move me to tears, but one that gets close is Oogway Ascends from the Kung Fu Panda soundtrack, with honorable mention to Po Finds the Truth from Kung Fu Panda 2, especially when it gets to the reprise of the former song. Hans Zimmer and John Powell did incredible work for those films.
Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Other than my usual FFXIV antics I imagine I’ll mostly be playing Fire Emblem: Three Houses (it was a birthday present for my wife and so now we’re trading off a bit) and Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark. Single-player kind of weekend.
Oh so many songs make me cry. It’s not the sappiness of the song, exactly; it’s just that it’s really easy for me to form the emotional bonds necessary to make something tear-inducing for me. Off the top of my head? Father and Son by Cat Stevens, Fast Car by Tracy Chapman, Answers by Susan Calloway and Nobuo Uematsu, I’ll Take The Rain by REM, and 23 by Jimmy Eat World. Perhaps ironically, basically none of them make me weepy for obvious reasons. (Like… Father and Son has nothing to do with my dad.)
Mia DeSanzo (@neschria): I haven’t really decided what I am going to play this weekend. I will likely play some BDO; I want to level up my tamer. And then I may play some TESO; I am digging my khajiit necromancer. I have also been dabbling in Destiny 2 and Risk of Rain 2, and then there are all the things I picked up during winter sales. So much gaming goodness.
Bonus: Pretty much anything sappy enough will make me cry. I’m a sentimental fool.
Samon Kashani (@thesamkash): I’m not completely sure what I want to pay this weekend. Definitely ArcheAge Unchained, but beyond that I haven’t decided. I’m thinking of trying out something new for a change.
Songs to cry to… Maybe the theme to the Neverending Story. Because it reminds me that the movie ended.
Tyler Edwards: More Star Trek Online. I finished the Romulan story, and now I’m working on a Federation alt. These are the voyages of the starship Sato… Also beginning the second round of beta testing for Wyrd Street, my tabletop RPG.
Bonus question: Even though I love it, I have to be careful not to listen to Under Stars by Aurora too often, because it always makes me choke up. If you’ve played Mass Effect: Andromeda, you may recognize it as the song that plays during the end credits.
Patron Pierre: Trekking is on the menu this weekend as I will go on exploring in Death Stranding: It’s an easy way to travel to Islandic countryside without having to fly and emit lots of CO2. And it’s so relaxing. As I mentioned last week, it’s very difficult to explain what this fantastic game generates in terms of feelings, but for me, it’s a real treat.
Side project: I’m still progressing my Season of Dawn rank in Destiny 2. A little less than 60 days left and I’m only rank 12… and progressing 1 rank/day is already a grind. I’m a little disappointed as I’m not sure I’ll be able to reach rank 100 this season. I lack available time to be fast enough. I’ll keep you updated on the project status.
I’d like to go back to an MMO, The Elder Scrolls Online or Final Fantasy XIV mainly, or test Black Desert Online I never played, but the days are not long enough. Can we officially increase day duration to 30 hours so that I can play MMOs again? ;-)
And you MOP readers, WRUP this week?”