Some random thoughts (!) here:
Nintendo’s timing in releasing Animal Crossings may well have been incredibly fortuitous for the company. I don’t mean to step on the misery and misfortune brought on by this pandemic, but when locked up and isolated, one hunts for anything to pass the time and Animal Crossing’s release was a godsend to many.
With the good comes the very bad. We’re starting to see many celebrities who have contacted the Coronavirus, including big names such as Tom Hanks and his wife Rita WIlson, Idris Elba, Prince Charles, etc.
More depressing is that like many other “regular” victims, some celebrities have fallen to the Coronavirus.
Christie D’Zurilla at latimes.com offers a list of some of the celebrities who have fallen from this virus:
Now for a bit of better news, also found on latimes.com and in an article written by Sonia Kelly:
The article’s title says it all and, I wonder, if maybe this event will truly transition people from “going out” to buy certain items and, instead, they realize its not worth going out to pick up some things.
Granted, I’m not talking about all things here.
But in recent times I’ve noted that I no longer have much of a desire to visit bookstores. While Amazon.com makes me nervous about their overall size and monopolistic bend, the reality is that whatever book/comic book/graphic I may want, there it is.
And I don’t have to order physical copies of them. I can order the digital version and be reading the book/comic book/graphic novel in a matter of seconds.
Same with music.
Same with movies (though in this case I tend to use VUDU).
Same with video games (though I don’t seem to have as much time nowadays to play all that much as before).
The reality is that going out even before the Coronavirus for us tended to be so we could a) eat out/buy food and/or groceries or b) see a movie (that’s done for now) or c) buy clothing.
Otherwise, there really wasn’t much of a need to go out at all.
That was obviously for us.
Will it be like that for others now?