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How Abzu Helped Me Overcome an Irrational Fear

Around Thanksgiving of 2020, I was browsing the Nintendo and PlayStation stores for some great deals.  One of the best was a 90% discount on a game called Abzu, which I got for $2 (its usual price is $20).  If it wasn’t for the cheap price, I might not have bought this game because part of me worried it would be a tad boring.  Relaxing, yes, but otherwise uninteresting.  Fortunately, I was very wrong, and this post is going to cover both my review of the game and, as the title suggests, a personal tale of my own.

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100 Theme Blog Challenge No. 17: Blood

Returning to my old 100 theme challenge, my newest topic for today is #17…blood?  Now what could I possibly write about blood?  I am no horror author, so expect nothing macabre from me today.  Blood also makes me think of ancestry, but that, too, is not a topic that interests me.  A third thing that comes to mind when one ponders over the substance that is blood is the squeamish feelings felt by those with an aversion to it.

Continuing in that vein (pun intended), I am not among those people who faint at the mere sight of our infamous crimson bodily fluids, nor do I typically feel sick at the sight of it.  Sure, there are similar things that have made me terribly queasy in the past.  (Have you ever seen that movie about the mountain climber who has to cut off his own arm?  Now that did almost make me pass out.  Yikes!).  But blood?  Nah.  I got bloody noses aplenty as a duckling, so I’ve seen my fair share of blood. Continue reading 100 Theme Blog Challenge No. 17: Blood