sunday links 03: the future can't be real, i barely know how long a moment is
Wow, four Links, thanks for the toasts!
The Serviceberry: An Economy of Abundance by Robin Wall Kimmerer
To name the world as gift is to feel one’s membership in the web of reciprocity. It makes you happy—and it makes you accountable. Conceiving of something as a gift changes your relationship to it in a profound way, even though the physical makeup of the “thing” has not changed. A woolly knit hat that you purchase at the store will keep you warm regardless of its origin, but if it was hand knit by your favorite auntie, then you are in relationship to that “thing” in a very different way: you are responsible for it, and your gratitude has motive force in the world. You’re likely to take much better care of the gift hat than the commodity hat, because it is knit of relationships. This is the power of gift thinking.
How Call of Duty Turned War Into a Circus by Pat Gill of Polygon [27m02s]
Call of Duty was created by developers who worked on Medal of Honor, a World War 2 game modeled after Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan. The film is brutal, unflinching, and a little bit romantic. But Call of Duty would grow into something much weirder, much bigger, and much more perverse than anyone could have known. It's part of a military apparatus selling war to the public. And it's fun.
I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
Don't ever doubt this
My steadfast conviction
My love, you're the one I wanna
Watch the ship go down with
Her Tears Were My Light by NomnomNami
HER TEARS WERE MY LIGHT is a visual novel created for NaNoRenO 2016. it's a short love story about time and space. as time, you can move forward, backward, or warp to any moment you create a save point for. can you use that power to save space from her feelings of loneliness?
This is the web version. It requires you to create an account to save and load your game. You can also pay what you want to get the desktop version at the author's itch.io page
May your sunday be filled with as much love as possible, friends 🦝