How's It Going?: Guitar Edition

The Last of Us Part 2 reveal trailer
The Last of Us Part 2 reveal trailer
Screenshot: Playstation/YouTube

What do you know, it’s Thursday. Welcome back to our daily open thread.

Sorry my topics are getting so specific these days. Life has gotten very small in a lot of ways, despite my city continuing to open up. (Also, re yesterday’s topic: lettuce soup=disgusting, please avoid, I am full of regrets.) A few weekends ago I tried to restring my guitar, only to manage to completely fuck it up. I bought new strings, but I haven’t had time to put them on. I’ll get a free moment in an evening and think “Ah, it’d be fun to play guitar,” only to be faced with the daunting prospect of restringing it and doing something else instead. This means I spend a lot of time thinking about my guitar but not actually playing it, which is a downer, and also a problem I’m creating for myself.


What stuff should you just finally knock out today? How’s it going?


Christine Q.

I think general outside influences are ruining my enjoyment of tlou 2. yes, it’s not the game everybody wanted, but i’m tired of hard-right “gamers” complaining about lgbt inclusion, i’m really annoyed by jim sterling’s impressions video (yes, crunch is very bad, i’m not arguing that but he seems to be outwardly fighting the whole basis of the game). My take on it is it’s not a game you just want to pick up and play. You kind of have to be in that mood. A clever woman put it this way (i’m paraphrasing), When you want to be sad, you listen to sad music as catharsis. When you’re sad, happy music makes you feel like you’re being bullshitted.