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Posted: Feb 21 2019, 11:30 PM

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So many months and not as much as a peep out of me, huh? Well.

Had you kept you ear to the playlist, you'd have known which tunes I've been blasting all through last year. So many great tunes, makes me happy just seeing the titles as I'm writing this and reviewing. Just so you know, I don't keep an update schedule on either of the lists but it looks like they tend to get something cycled through biweekly, on average.

Speaking of, something very specific did prompt me to remember this blog-like thing and inexplicably use it to endorse things that I thoroughly enjoyed. Just on the off chance that maybe some of it makes you happy, too. I doubt I'm that much of a unique snowflake that I could possibly be the only person on the planet to like, or even love these things, right?

The specific thing, this time, has something to do with Fox Stevenson. Yes, again. Somewhere between the time of that post and early 2018, there was actually a significant period of time when I didn't connect with his work very much at all. "Flash" being a notable exception from that period. Back in early '18 things took a turn again and there were some completely delightful releases, which cleared the FOTM hurdle with margin to spare. Since then, things seem to be just getting better, too!

Yeah, yeah - I'm getting to it, the specific thing. Here! Here it is. Are you happy now? No, seriously - did you listen to it? Did it make you happy? The Fox is staging one hell of a comeback. This is what I wanted you to hear tonight.

But now that I got to writing, why stop at that? I'm not going to try to make up for lost time and rewind (if you'll excuse the choice of word) all of 2018 in a single post. But a young talent, earlier known for the moniker nanobii should deserve a special mention, as he's been kind enough to share some lovely, wonderful thoughts with us. And I don't mind making it known that I'm heartfeltly grateful to him for that. I'll be watching his career with great interest.

And, there's one other thing. Subnautica. This will be old news to a great many of you, but for anyone reading that didn't play it yet, I want to pose some questions to you.

Do you think you might enjoy exploring a painstakingly handcrafted wondrous alien world in a survival/horror setting? Before you say "no" when I also mention "open world" and "crafting", you should know that "open ended" is not among the list of further keywords. Subnautica is a breathtakingly immersive experience which is to no small extent carried by sound design that is nothing short of genius. But I would not be gushing over this game if it was just a sandbox, even if that would be an immersive and beautiful sandbox. The fact that the game has a story and conclusion is what made it stick with me - and I guess that's all I can say without spoiling it. Do yourself a favor and don't google yourself into spoilers for the game, and you'll stand a very good chance of having an extraordinary time with it.

Alright now, that was a lot of words. Back to Civilization VI: Gathering Storm now!

"Unrequited love. It's fantastic, because it never has to change, it never has to grow up and it never has to die!"

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