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Alethea & Athena
Back to the Kingdom (Hearts) 
23rd-Oct-2018 09:30 pm
sora
Today we decided to be responsible. We did our job. And originally we were thinking of only working until snacktime, and then spending the rest of the day with our shiny new PS4, but we ran into a personality flaw trait of ours that might explain part of why we never seem to catch a break. We were halfway done with this week's anime episode, and we thought we'd really much rather be done with it and not have to worry about it anymore. So instead of stopping work in the name of not overdoing it, we kept going for a little while longer.

But we were responsible about that, too! Responsible enough to stop being responsible. Or something. We only worked on it until an hour before dinner time, and then we exercised (being responsible in a different direction) and did our Book of Mormon study (another direction still). And then, after dinner! we finally pulled out Kingdom Hearts II.8!

It was a little hard to get started, though, because, as previously mentioned, we still have a good old theft-proof CRT TV, which means the aspect ratio doesn't match that of the PS4. So everything looked a little stretched, and we had to ask ourselves if we wanted to just deal with it and keep playing, or if we wanted to consider buying a new TV. Our impatience and resistance to change won out, and we started playing anyway!

And boy, was that a good idea. It's been so long since we've sat down and played a major Kingdom Hearts game. I mean, we'd been playing Union Cross since its release, but it's just not the same. We started with Dream Drop Distance and it's just so nice to be playing Kingdom Hearts again. I'm not sure I have much else to say on that matter. Just that I hope we don't get so swamped with work that it gets neglected again. It seems important to our mental health to play video games sometimes. Page seemed to agree, too, because when we stopped for bedtime, she refused to get off my lap until we lured her away with treats.

Today I'm thankful for making fairly good progress on our anime episode today, adventures in new dinner options (today's adventure: spaghetti), the adventures not turning out to be a disaster, getting to play Kingdom Hearts again, and not having to email our editor to ask about this week's simulpub.
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