What you’ll need: A box of plastic disposable forks. Four bottles of foaming shaving cream. Rubber bands. Glitter. A Roomba. One full set of golf clubs. A car. Duct tape. Seven pairs of scissors. A complete lack of any sensible reactions to the things you’re about to do. Construction paper. Personal injury insurance.
How to do it:
- Open the bottles of shaving cream, then use rubber bands to stick the nozzles to on and throw them inside of the car so it starts filling with shaving cream.
- Your car is already ruined now. Throw in the plastic forks all over the place along with the glitter.
- Now you’re not getting into your car any more. Fling the golf clubs in there too. No one is ever going to be able to use your car again for anything.
- Tape the construction paper in strips over your windshield. Why are you doing all of this? Why are you doing any of this? Cars are expensive and this has no practical purpose, but this is apparently the life you have chosen for yourself.
- Jab scissors into your tires or something. Please explain why you have done this in What Are You Playing. This is nonsensical.
Editor’s note: Your car has died of scurvy
Bonus question: What’s your favorite way to relax after a long work day that doesn’t involve video games?
Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): Oh man, I’m super excited about the start of Pokemon Go’s Easter event. I’m gonna be trying to fill my egg space with 10k and 12k eggs before it starts! Animal Crossing may get a bit of service, but between the dreaded Bunny Day event and Monster Hunter Rise’s release, my town’s seen less activity lately. Oh, and yes, lots of MHR. I’ve almost completed a good looking and fairly effective Switch Axe suit and trying to do the same for hammer.
One thing I really miss is movie theaters. Even in Japan, if there was a new movie I was even vaguely interested in seeing, I’d go straight from work to someplace to grab dinner and a movie. A nice chat afterward or just a quiet walk home mulling over what I saw, especially with a fun movie, was a great de-stresser. In fact, I remember getting a feeling things would shut down “soon” about a year ago, and going to the movies was kind of my last hurrah before all this.
Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Got a big outdoor project planned this weekend, so I might not get to games, but we’ll see. I’ve been tooling around in my usual haunts already this week – mostly City of Heroes – so I suspect I’ll do that a bit at minimum.
What’s relaxing? Is that like sleeping?
Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): I’m probably going to dip a few more times into the Odyssey alpha of Elite: Dangerous, or just do some space truckin’ in the base game. Perhaps there will be a few voyages in Sea of Thieves with my regulars. Or perhaps none of these things will happen and I’ll just sort of poke at my backlog for a little something else.
Most of my downtime after work or in-between jobs involves watching YouTube videos, honestly. I don’t really do much else beyond that since I don’t have too much time to myself and very often am drained of energy during the five days of the week where I have to hold two occupations. On the weekends I do have, my best unwinding activity that isn’t video games-based is cooking.
Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Obviously I’m excited for the next patch in Final Fantasy XIV at this point, so I’ll be doing some stuff in there; I also have a weird desire to level some alts in World of Warcraft. Might wind up doing some of that.
Nothing helps me de-stress like laying on my bed and cuddling with my cats. They’re very affectionate.
Sam Kash (@thesamkash): I’ll continue my quest in Rogue Heroes with my gaming group. We’re going into the fourth dungeon. Other than that I’ve been itching to play For Honor again. I haven’t played it since it released which was about five years ago so we’ll see how it goes.
Bonus: I suppose I can relax by watching some TV with the family. With all the different streaming services available now it’s easy to find something we can watch. That or maybe even playing a simple board game.
Bonus question: If I’m stressed, I find listening to music is a good way to unwind. Chvrches especially is really soothing.
Pierre, patron: After a brief pause, I’m back in Persona 5 as I’m far from being finished with this excellent RPG. As it’s available on the Xbox Game pass, I will also try Outriders. It doesn’t seem to be an unforgettable game, but I miss a good fun shooter and this one may be exactly what I’m looking for. On the MMO front, no decision yet, but I’m more and more tempted to go back to The Elder Scrolls Online. I’m missing the well written quests of TESO and will probably enjoy playing it again. Time will tell if I will succumb.
Bonus question: My favorite way to relax and relieve the stress after a long work day is to go for a run. Or if I’m too tired to go running, I will turn into a couch potato watching a few episodes of good TV shows or a good movie. And you MOP readers, what’s scheduled in terms of gaming for this weekend?