You are not a burden.
You are not a bother.
You enhance the lives of others.
People smile, not groan, when you text them.
While I was going to the island to get more red hibiscus, Kapp’n told me this and I just fell in love with this quote.
EVERYDAY THE SAME DREAM is an art game about alienation and refusal of labour. You are a faceless, unnamed man going about his business. The game has alternatives endings. Will you end up going to work and working in a little cubicle like every day, or will you take another route and do something different for once?
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OK LEMME TALK ABOUT EVERY DAY THE SAME DREAM.
My history of game design teacher had us play through this game for ten minutes one class, and then played it on the projector.
At first no one seemed to really get it, it just seemed like a daily life simulator with catchy music (the music carries the game beautifully, don’t play it on mute if you can help it).
Then some of the other students began murmuring and questioning the point of the game after a few play throughs.
Yes, there are different ways to end the day, but the game has only one true ending, which is reached after ending the day every way possible.
Don’t judge the game by the minimalist graphics and simple gameplay mechanics. Every Day the Same Dream is a brilliantly crafted and for some a highly therapeutic experience.
Things you do one day can and often will affect the following days, (your wife leaves you, the homeless man vanishes, you lose your job, etc.) Until you’re left with only one final option, which I won’t spoil.
To paraphrase my professor, this game makes you look for a deeper meaning, not just in the game but also in yourself. It takes you to a place within yourself you need to be to understand yourself and how you interact with the real world.
Play it all the way through and see for yourself.
I think everyone needs to hear this
This has been requested a lot, but an anon message just reminded me to post this. These include songs I’ve used on my blog (these are bolded!) before and similar. Note: mostly instrumentals but there are a few with lyrics too. These are songs that I personally find to be calming, I can’t guarantee that they’ll be calming for you!
- AKMU - 안녕
- Angela Zhang - My Tears (Piano)
- Angel Beats - 一番の宝物
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 1AM
- BY2 - 不哭了 (Piano)
- Casker - 만약에 혹시
- Casker - 하늘나비
- Casker - Regrets
- Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword - Distant Utopia
- Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword - Shattered Life
- Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - Nocturne of Amestris
- Girls’ Generation - Promise (Piano)
- Howl’s Moving Castle - Theme (Piano)
- July - Beyond the Memory
- July - In Love
- Kamisama Hajimemashita - 託された想い
- Kamisama Hajimemashita - 祝!恋ばな成就!
- Kiki’s Delivery Service - If I Were Enveloped in Tenderness (Music Box)
- Maplestory - Crystal Cave
- Maplestory - Ellin Forest
- Maplestory - Ereve
- Maplestory - Missing You
- Maplestory - Repentace
- Maplestory - Sleepywood
- Maplestory - Temple of Time
- Maplestory - The Third Flight
- Mirai Nikki - OST 2, Track 5
- Mirai Nikki - OST 9, Track 4
- Noir - Snow
- Noir - Zero Hour
- Ouran High School Host Club - Sakura Kiss (Piano)
- Owl City - The Saltwater Room
- Pokemon Black & White - Emotion
- Pokemon Black & White - N’s Farewell
- Pokemon Black & White - Undella Town
- Pokemon Black & White - Warehouse of Broken Dreams
- Pokemon Diamond & Pearl - Dawn’s Theme
- Pokemon Diamon & Pearl - Eterna Forest
- Pokemon Giratina & the Sky Warrior - One (Music Box)
- Pokemon Heroes - Soul Dew
- Pokemon Heroes - The Light of Latios
- Pokemon Mystery Dungeon - Melancholy
- Tablo - Home (Piano)
- Yukari - Just Friends
- Yukari - 8PM
- 5 Centimeters Per Second - 想い出は遠くの日々
- 5 Centimeters Per Second - 届かない気持ち
- 5 Centimeters Per Second - 夢
cute, pleasant, calming games
- everything orisinal
- a very pink game
- cat poke poke some cats
- cat planet, planet of the cats
- knytt series
- small worlds
- tork - a language game
- leaf me alone
- sushi cat series
- ghost party
- flock together
- bunni: how we first met
- this is the only level and achievement unlocked series
there’s more out there add them to this list if u want to
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Last updated: 1 December 2013
I think I’m gonna start maintaining a list of all the awesome things I find to help me manage my ADHD, so I can have them all in one place. Hopefully my journey of learning how to cope with my ADHD can help other people out too!
Anything I add to the list will be 100% free, because the last thing I’m going to do is ask my fellow ADHDers to try to manage their money for the sake of being able to manage their ADHD. That’s just not right.
- StayFocusd - Productivity extension that helps you stay focused on work by restricting the amount of time you can spend on time-wasting websites. Once your allotted time has been used up, the sites you have blocked will be inaccessible for the rest of the day. Highly configurable.
- KeepMeOut - Warns you if you visit a website more than once in a set period of time
- RescueTime Lite - Helps you identify inefficiencies by showing you how you spend your time on the computer
- Clearly/Readability/Instapaper - Tools to help make sites around the Internet easier to read and free from clutter
- ZenWriter - Full screen writing program with customizable appearance. You can drag your own music into the program and have it create a writing playlist, and you can also change the typing sound! It autosaves and you can print straight from it. Great for minimizing distractions.
- 12 Hours of White Noise - YouTube video. Good for blocking out other distracting noises, fades into the background after a few minutes
- SimplyNoise - Noise generator website with color sliders to change the frequency of the noise generated for different effects
- Buddha Machine - Continuous loop of meditative sounds
- TimeMe Looping Timer - Google “Pomodoro Technique” to find out more about how periods of working/taking breaks helps increase productivity
- Coffitivity - Research shows it’s pretty hard to be creative in a quiet space, and a loud workplace can be frustrating and distracting. But the mix of calm and commotion in an environment like a coffee house is proven to be just what you need to get those creative juices flowing. Coffitivity: enough noise to work.
- Tab Wrangler- Allows you to set a specific time (ex. 20 minutes) after which unused tabs will be closed. Keeps track of tabs that have been closed, but form data isn’t saved, which makes Lazarus a good companion extension
- Page Snooze - Page Snooze can help manage tab overload by allowing you to snooze tabs for up to two weeks, after which they will pop back up in your browser
- Lazarus- Saves form data to eliminate those “oh #@$%!” moments when you accidentally close a tab or hit submit and get an error message
- PhoneMyPhone - Put in your number, it calls your phone. It’s what I use when I misplace my cell phone, but you can also use it for reminders/wakeup calls!
- Any.DO - Keep your to-do list handy and synced. Simple, elegant, effective.
- Wunderlist - Free to-do list app and website that syncs your lists to the cloud and has the ability to share tass with other people to help you get more done!
- Chrome Notepad - Simple notepad that syncs with Chrome that I’ve found really helpful for just keeping track of all the things I’m currently working on - I tend to start working on something, remember something else I’m working on, and forget what the first thing was for several hours
- SuperBetter - SuperBetter is a tool created by game designers and backed by science. Playing SuperBetter helps build personal resilience: the ability to stay strong, motivated, and optimistic even in the face of difficult challenges. Resilience has a powerful effect on health—by boosting physical and emotional well-being. Resilience also helps you achieve your life goals—by strengthening your social support and increasing your stamina, willpower, and focus.
- Beeminder - Goal software. Anything quantifiable works — weight, pushups, number of cigarettes, or how long it takes you to bike to work. Answer with your number when Beeminder asks and it’ll show your progress and a Yellow Brick Road to follow to stay on track. If you go off track, you pledge money to stay on the road the next time. If you go off track again, they charge you. (All right, this one’s not 100% free - but that’s on you!)
- Fitocracy - Fitocracy’s mission is to make fitness a more fun, more addictive experience. Play Fitocracy to beat challenges, push your boundaries, and show your friends who’s boss. Get addicted to your fitness.
- HabitForge - It takes at least 21 days to form a habit. HabitForge checks in daily by email to see how you did the day before. You can either “Go solo” or “Join a Group” of people who are working on a similar goal as you.
- Written? Kitten! - Shows you a new picture of a kitten for every 100, 200, 500, or 1000 words you write! If that isn’t motivation, I don’t know what is.
- Challenge Accepted - Challenge Accepted is a web-based productivity app for people who love the structure of role-playing games (RPGs). What structure do we mean? Quests, experience points, leveling up, skills, achievements… that sort of thing! Challenge Accepted takes all of those RPG trappings and applies them to your to-do list. The result? Your to-do list becomes a Quest Log, and you become a brave adventurer!
- Chains.cc - Create a chain for any habit you want to keep up and mark it daily so you see the chain grow. You can customize the chain color and images!
- Doodle - Website for easy scheduling. Trying to find a time to meet up for a group project with 5 other people? Have everybody fill in the times they’re available on Doodle, and then you can see what time would work best. Much better than bouncing emails and texts back and forth.
- Evernote - Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your everyday life using your computer, phone, tablet and the web. Save notes, web clips, files, and images, and sync all of these between all of your devices.
- Mint - Pulls all your financial accounts into one place. Set a budget, track your goals and do more with your money.
- Expensify/Expensify Web Receipts - Create receipts for your online purchases in two clicks. The Expensify Web Receipts extension uploads the current webpage as a receipt to your Expensify account, so you can do “expense reports that don’t suck!”
- Cacoo - User friendly online drawing tool that allows you to create a variety of diagrams such as site maps, wire frames, UML and network charts.
- draw.io - Another online diagram drawing tool
you are a celestial being
you are made of love and stardust
and there is somebody that smiles every time they hear your name
you are precious
please treat yourself kindly
and remember that you are one of the universe’s few remaining treasures
Hafiz (via themagicmedicineworked)