Happy Monday! It’s the last Monday of the month and you know what that means: time for our Fave Five for March!
First, I would like to apologize for the lack of post last week. The hassle/stress/timing of moving got to me and I hadn’t planned ahead! No worries though, I’m all moved and ready to get shit done!
This is still a fairly new series here at GamerGlo, so let me break it down for you.
At the end of every month, I’m going to be giving you the low down on my favorite things specific to that month. I’ve selected my categories and for each one I’ll pick my favorite that falls under it.
So what are the categories?
We’ll be covering my favorite:
I’m going to be reviewing each category, going through everything that I’ve done over the course of the month, and choosing my Fave Five. I’m hoping this will help you all get to know me a little better. And maybe it’ll introduce you to some new things to try!
Before I get started, please make sure you’ve read my disclaimers if you haven’t already.
Let’s break down our Fave Five for March!
Game: Don’t Starve
This game is by no means “new.” In fact, it was released almost 6 years ago! But I’ve recently rekindled my love for it and I’m having a blast.
This was the very first game that I streamed on Twitch and I’m glad that I recently brought it back to the channel. ((link to past vod))
This game can be relaxing or stressful depending on how you play it. (Or both, if you’re me.)
I aim to take it as relaxing as possible, taking my time finding resources and building a base. I don’t bother myself much with the end-game here. I just enjoy myself and try not to starve! There’s also a co-op version called Don’t Starve Together, so you can invite your friends along for your adventures!
Book: The Stone Sky
I’ve been reading this series by NK Jemisin for over a year now and for some reason I put this last book in the trilogy down for a while. After picking it back up recently, I have NO IDEA WHY.
The pacing of this series is incredible and her writing style keeps me engaged for chapters. The allusions to modern day issues in this apocalyptic future are so spot on. And it’s fairly inclusive with the diversity of characters, which I am always for.
This is definitely a sci-fi heavy book and relies a lot on personal imagination, but I cannot recommend it enough.
Show: Parks and Recreation
So I’m calling back to a lot of old thigs this month. March was all about timeless faves, it seems.
But Parks and Recreation will forever be one of my favorite shows. It has a diverse cast, it tackles real issues, and it’s also fucking hilarious.
I’ve been focusing on this show a lot more than usual this month because I’m trying to channel my inner Leslie Knope. While working on this blog, relaunching my Twitch career, and a few other projects on the back burner, it’s nice to watch a show with a strong, dedicated woman like Leslie Knope go for her dreams and achieve them. I have a similar personality to Leslie at times, so it’s easy to draw inspiration from her.
And they’re teasing me with these talks about a possible reboot??
AcornTree is an amazing variety streamer on Twitch and also one of my closest friends.
She’s an amazing artist with a variety of talents, but there’s a particular reason I’m focusing on her right now. This month, she started an amazing new art project. I’ll let her explain it:
This is SUCH a fun challenge and I’m so excited to follow it. You can to! Just search the hashtag #100daystodraw on Twitter to see her progress!
I love the concept behind this challenge and how she’s holding herself accountable: by sharing it to Twitter with the searchable hashtag!! Each piece has had it’s own style and really captures the game prompts nicely.
Blog Post: 15 Acts of Self-Care You Haven’t Thought Of
This blog post from The Every Girl reminds us that self care can manifest in a variety of ways. Self care doesn’t always have to be something you do for yourself; often times, it’s what you do for others and how that makes you feel!
Some of the items on this list are more typical, like finding a new coffee shop or making a face mask. And while those are still valid self care tactics, I love the service focused one listed here even more: call a loved one or compliment a stranger.
When you put effort into making others happy without harming ourselves, it also makes us happy. The best kind of self care is the kind that benefits the self and the world.
That’s a wrap for this month’s Fave Five!
To recap, here’s my Fav Five for March:
- Game: Don’t Starve
- Book: The Stone Sky
- Show: Parks and Recreation
- Artist: AcornTree
- Blog Post: 15 Acts of Self-Care You Haven’t Thought Of
March has been an incredibly wonderful month for me. There have been a lot of changes, but they’ve all been for the best. I’m excited to see how I can take these changes and continue to improve myself and the world.
If this got you thinking about your own personal Fav Five, feel free to list them out in the comments section below! I love hearing your take on these things.
As always, loves: