I started playing @Ghostoftsushima because it looked really cool and felt like the same kind of graphic experience I had liked while playing my FIRST ever video game @Horizonszerodawn (love the story arc on this one as well with all the twists and turns),
This morning, I had prepared for a great gaming experience. "Past Santha" set up coffee for "Future Santha" as part of my #bekind movement to myself. At 4:50 my sister texted me an article and by the time I finished it, I was off to the coffee pot and ready to game.
I enjoy @Ghostoftsushima for the visuals and the story. As part of my explorations this morning I came upon a character that told me if I go to certain spots and write Haiku it will clear my mind and help me focus. I'd get a cool "headband of serenity"-->who doesn't want that? And the special feature of this headband? I get to read the haiku I compose every time I look at it.
Y'all. That's it. This video game got me to sit down and write a haiku for nothing more than the promise that it would be made "pretty" and given to me to review when I like.
In truth, creating the haiku in game was fun. The character sits down and a multiple choice option comes up on viewer to look at different items in nature. Those items when view show a line of haiku (first thing it lets folks look at only has five syllable choices). The next items it lets the player focus on has choices for the second line (all consisting of seven syllables).
The teacher in me was FREAKING OUT. I had so many questions:
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