This Makeshift Life — Personal Reflections on Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Before its release, I was suspicious of Animal Crossing: New Horizons — suspicious of the idea that it could have anything to offer me, anyway, that it could do anything but make me feel worse than I already did. I definitely didn’t see the appeal in all of Tom Nook’s talk of island getaways in my Twitter feed, and for a very simple reason: my life feels like an island already. People visit sometimes but there’s never anyone who stays.