Underneath my yellow skin

A fine line between well-informed and overwhelmed

I was a reluctant adapter to social media, but now am a heavy user. I have written before how I’ve cut back on my social media intake by not checking on Wednesdays and Saturdays (unless there are very special circumstances). I’m considering cutting out Mondays as well because I still feel as if I’m ingesting… Continue Reading

And then there was one (boss left in Dark Souls III…plus more Remastered)

I am going to talk more about Dark Souls III and Dark Souls Remastered, so grab your favorite beverage and settle in. Last we visited the world of Lordran, I was entering the DLC, Artorias of the Abyss, with great trepidation. You can read about it here. My first time playing this DLC, I was… Continue Reading

The unbearable numbness of being…depressed

Content Note: In this post, I’m going to talk frankly about suicide, suicidal thoughts and ideation, and severe or chronic depression. Please don’t read if these things are trigger points for you because I want you to take good care of yourself. Anthony Bourdain’s suicide spurred a lot of thought about suicide in me–and pain. Actual… Continue Reading

Anthony Bourdain and the legacy of depression

Content Note: In this post, I’m going to talk frankly about suicide, suicidal thoughts and ideation, and severe or chronic depression. Please don’t read if these things are trigger points for you because I want you to take good care of yourself. I read about Anthony Bourdain’s suicide the first thing when I hopped on… Continue Reading

The end of Dark Souls Remastered…or is it just the beginning (of NG+)?

I finished Dark Souls Remastered yesterday, and I have many thoughts about my return to Lordran. One, I maintain my belief that this is the best Soulsborne game out of the ones I’ve played* because it was so fresh and innovative for the time. Things we take for granted now (interconnected levels, elaborate level design,… Continue Reading

Obsessed with Dark Souls (Remastered and III)

Hi, my name is Minna, and I’m addicted to Dark Souls games. Hi, Minna! I’ve been addicted to Souls game for….three years now? Maybe four? But I can stop at any time. I can! Let it all out, Minna. We’ve all been there. Currently, I’m mostly playing Dark Souls Remastered because it just came out,… Continue Reading