Oh, whatever. Yes, I get it, this is where you’re supposed to find everything being deliciously random and then everyone laughs because non-sequitur, and I’m so tired of it all. I’m already tired and I haven’t even written this week’s What Are You Playing, which none of you are even going to pay attention to in the first place.
You think this is easy? You think that I just slap an unrelated picture in a header and then write some meaningless drivel with no connection to objective reality into a header paragraph or two until I reach a word count and then get on to the meat of the column. Is that all you think that I do?
Well, you’re right. But it’s really hard. And there’s also a scathing layered critique of monasteries running through all of them. But none of you even care, so good night.
Bonus question: What’s your favorite form of comfort food?
Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): It’s a Pokemon weekend. Pokemon Go is doing a Community Day and releasing the featured Pokemon’s Mega form, so I can’t miss that. I’ve also been having a blast in Pokemon Snap, so that’ll get a lot of attention too.
I’m used to quite a variety, so I’m never really sure how to answer this. The first thing that popped into my head was my meatloaf, which I almost never make only for myself, and it’s based on a recipe I got from my Asheron’s Call friend/boss/patron.
Comfort food? Possibly pasta with thick sauces, like turkey tetrazzini or fancy mac and cheese!
Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Star Wars Galaxies Legends. Been a bit obsessed with grinding stuff on Bespin and completing renovating my houses, and I hope to open the new shop to the public this weekend!
Sweet things. Nothing good for us, in other words.
Carlo Lacsina (@UltraMudkipEX, YouTube, Twitch): No clue really, I was thinking maybe some classic video games like Super Mario Bros. or Metroid. Not too sure really, it’s going to be an unpredictable weekend I feel like.
Favorite comfort foods? Peanut butter and bacon sandwich. It’s so fatty and rich. A side of cheese fries too! If that’s not available, then chili dogs!
Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): I’ve been peeking in to the Bless Unleashed PC beta that they’re running right now and having a pretty good time overall. That’s sort of about it; my MMO gaming is sort of on hold for the time being, if I’m honest. Just taking a small single-player break for the most part.
One of my favorite comfort foods is a bowl of Velveeta shells and cheese. It’s arguably the better quick-fix macaroni dish than Kraft, in my opinion.
Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Eh, probably some Final Fantasy XIV, but beyond that I don’t know. I feel like it needs to be a bit of a recuperation weekend. Maybe the new Mass Effect re-release?
My go-to comfort food is mashed potatoes or stuffing. I don’t know why. I could just shovel my face full of good mashed potatoes for ages.
Sam Kash (@thesamkash): I’m still hammering through Narita Boy. I think I have four or five memories left to unlock, so I might get through this weekend if time allows. Other than that, I’ll be playing a few matches of Rocket League and even a little more Apex Legends before I completely give up. Carlo suggested I try it, and I hate every second of it. Not his fault, but I am a bad loser. And I am awful at FPS games. It doesn’t translate to a good time but maybe something will click for me soon.
I’m not a huge foodie. I suppose comfort food for me might be chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes, white gravy, and some fried okra. I’ll never turn that down.