This is my first blog post on my new phone! Because I don't want to close Stardew Valley.
this game is basically a new Harvest Moon game. I don't think I've ever mentioned it here, but Harvest Moon 64 was a hugely important game to me -- playing it was a major coping strategy for getting through high school.
It was important to me because it was a comfortable, peaceful game, with low stakes and virtually no violence. I really loved playing a game that had no real opportunity to harm things -- I think it was important for me in figuring out my ethics.
It's occurring to me that this is probably a much more substantial post than I have the energy to write right now, so I will probably come back to this.