Media diet

The concept of a “media diet” is one that I think I originally stole from Steven Soderbergh by way of Kottke.org. The idea is a simple one: write down whatever media (in my case video games, books, movies, and/or television) you watched that day.

This started out as a lazy compulsion, but I’ve grown rather found of this habit over time. “You are what you eat”, and all that — I’ve realized that paying more attention to how I’m spending my consumptive time has made me more focused on consuming what I’m interested in, and not simply what’s easiest. (I don’t think it’s coincidental that since starting this, I’ve started watching much less television.)

Additionally, media is a surprisingly good cursor with which to paginate my memory; I don’t necessarily remember what March 2018 was like, but I can look back and see what I was reading and playing back then — Ni No Kuni II, and Claudius The God — and suddenly I am taken back to my old apartment on Capitol Hill, and my three weeks of funemployment before Stripe, and how thrilled (& anxious) I was!

(Finished bits of media have links to my thoughts on them.)

Stardew Valley
Life After Death
Steins;Gate
Swann’s Way
Hamnet
Stardew Valley
Swann’s Way
Charmed
Stardew Valley
The Queen’s Gambit
Steins;Gate
Stardew Valley
Blockchain Chicken Farm
Swann’s Way
The Midnight Library
Holiday
Steins;Gate
Stardew Valley
Steins;Gate
The Queen’s Gambit
Stardew Valley
The Midnight Library
The Midnight Library
Steins;Gate
The Queen’s Gambit
HANADRIEL
Stardew Valley
The Midnight Library
Stardew Valley
Hamnet
Steins;Gate
The Midnight Library
Hamnet
NBA Youngblood
Stardew Valley
The Queen’s Gambit
Steins;Gate
The Midnight Library
Stardew Valley
Stardew Valley
The Midnight Library
Like That
The Queen’s Gambit
The Aces
Stardew Valley
Hamnet
Terror in Resonance
The Queen’s Gambit
Stardew Valley
The Midnight Library
Hamnet
Stardew Valley
Hamnet
Status Anxiety
Stardew Valley
Mandalorian
Hamnet
Stardew Valley
Mandalorian
The Mythical Man Month
Hamnet
Stardew Valley
Path of Exile
Post-Nothing
Mandalorian
.wav
Tenet
Path of Exile
Stardew Valley
Status Anxiety
Hamnet
The Mythical Man Month
The Mythical Man Month
Stardew Valley
Serial Experiments Lain
Moonflower Murders
A Million Miles Away
Moonflower Murders
Days of Rage
Happy Endings
Dicey Dungeons
Happy Endings
Moonflower Murders
The Holiday
Persona 4 Golden
The Searcher
Agatha Christie’s Poirot
Persona 4 Golden
Children of Zodiarcs
The Searcher
Do: Inhabit
Persona 4 Golden
Persona 4 Golden
The Searcher
Persona 4 Golden
The Searcher
Persona 4 Golden
The Searcher
Persona 4 Golden
Beowulf
Persona 4 Golden
Persona 4 Golden
Beowulf
Beowulf
Persona 4 Golden
American Cheese
Beowulf
Persona 4 Golden
Persona 4 Golden
American Cheese
The Mezzanine
Persona 4 Golden
Anxious People
Persona 4 Golden
The Mezzanine
Anxious People
Persona 4 Golden
Anxious People
Anxious People
Persona 4 Golden
Persona 4 Golden
Anxious People
Baba Is You
Persona 4 Golden
The End of Policing
Baba Is You
The End of Policing
The Discovery of France
The End of Policing
The Discovery of France
Hades
Final Fantasy XIV
Hades
Final Fantasy XIV
The Goal
Hades
The Goal
The Lying Life of Adults
Fall Guys
The Art of Raising a Puppy
The Art of Raising a Puppy
The Phoenix Project
Final Fantasy XIV
Final Fantasy XIV
The Phoenix Project
The Art of Raising a Puppy
Final Fantasy XIV
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
Evoland
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
Better Living Through Criticism
Vectors
Touch of Evil
A Spell of Songs
Better Living Through Criticism
Rocket League
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Better Living Through Criticism
The Decline And Fall Of Practically Everybody
Postwar
Cowboy Bebop
Postwar
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Postwar
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Postwar
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Kokoro
Postwar
Fall Guys
CrossCode
Slay the Spire
Earthlock
Fall Guys
Postwar
Kokoro
Postwar
Slay the Spire
CrossCode
The White Princess
CrossCode
Slay the Spire
Postwar
The White Princess
Bandit
The Song of Achilles
The White Queen
The Life and Times of Prince Albert
Xenoblade Chronicles
Slay the Spire
The Life and Times of Prince Albert
Borderlands 2
Xenoblade Chronicles
Ficciones
Minecraft Dungeons
Xenoblade Chronicles
Utopia of Rules
Slay the Spire
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
Utopia of Rules
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
Utopia of Rules
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
Utopia of Rules
Final Fantasy VII
Slay the Spire
Utopia of Rules
Utopia of Rules
Final Fantasy VII
Diablo III
Final Fantasy VII
Utopia of Rules
Dune
Slay the Spire
Final Fantasy VII
Dune
Slay the Spire
Afro Samurai
Diablo III
The Fellowship of the Ring
Cowboy Bebop
Ethics in the Real World
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Slay the Spire
Ethics in the Real World
Cowboy Bebop
The Thin Man
Ethics in the Real World
Slay the Spire
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Slay the Spire
To the Lighthouse
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
To the Lighthouse
Vanished Kingdoms
Ethics in the Real World
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Radical Markets
Exhalation
Radical Markets
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Slay the Spire
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Ethics in the Real World
Radical Markets
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Ethics in the Real World
Radical Markets
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Ethics in the Real World
Ethics in the Real World
Exhalation
Radical Markets
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Radical Markets
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Chrono Cross
An American Childhood
Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Exhalation
Rune Factory 4
Slay the Spire
Exhalation
Rune Factory 4
Rune Factory 4
Rune Factory 4
Topics of Conversation
Rune Factory 4
Getting Things Done
Rune Factory 4
Scarlet Grace
Scarlet Grace
Pnin
Pnin
Luigi's Mansion 3
Scarlet Grace
No One Writes To The Colonel
Man's Search for Meaning
Our Country's Good
Final Fantasy XIV
Luigi's Mansion 3
The PIllow Book
Ametora
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Ametora
The PIllow Book
Final Fantasy XIV
Final Fantasy XIV
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Small is Beautiful
Final Fantasy XIV
Final Fantasy XIV
Luigi's Mansion 3
Luigi's Mansion 3
RuneScape
Final Fantasy XIV
A Glossary of Chickens
RuneScape
Final Fantasy XIV
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Business Adventures
Final Fantasy XIV
One Hundred Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Business Adventures
Final Fantasy XIV
Business Adventures
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Business Adventures
Luigi's Mansion 3
Roma
Business Adventures
Final Fantasy XIV
Luigi's Mansion 3
Every Day Is for the Thief
Turn Around Time
The Good Place
The Power Broker
Final Fantasy XIV
RuneScape
Final Fantasy XIV
RuneScape
Into the War
The Good Place
Final Fantasy XIV
A Charlie Brown Christmas
RuneScape
Final Fantasy XIV
Love Actually
The Power Broker
Final Fantasy XIV
The Power Broker
Planescape: Torment
The Power Broker
Planescape: Torment
Spring Snow
Cowboy Bebop
Divinity II
Final Fantasy XIV
Disgaea 5
Final Fantasy XIV
The End is Always Near
Disgaea 5
Obviously Awesome
Disgaea 5
The Power Broker
Disgaea 5
Obviously Awesome
The Power Broker
Hamilton
The Power Broker
Disgaea 5
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
The Power Broker
The Power Broker
Disgaea 5
My Hero Academia
The Power Broker
Super Pumped
Disgaea 5
The Power Broker
Super Pumped
Disgaea 5
My Hero Academia
The Power Broker
The Power Broker
Dragon Quest 11
The Power Broker
Dragon Quest 11
The Power Broker
The Pavilion
Dragon Quest 11
Oresteia
The Power Broker
Make Time
The Power Broker
Dragon Quest 11
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Make Time
Dragon Quest 11
The Power Broker
Late Night
Dragon Quest 11
The Power Broker
Dragon Quest 11
The Power Broker
A Fortune For Your Disaster
Dragon Quest 11
Dragon Quest 11
On Walking
Indecent
Dragon Quest 11
The Regency Years
After the Quake
After the Quake
Dragon Quest 11
The Regency Years
Dragon Quest 11
The Regency Years
Succession
The Semicolon
Succession
2666
Succession
2666
2666
Dragon Quest 11
Succession
2666
Dragon Quest 11
Succession
2666
Dragon Quest 11
On Walking
Succession
2666
2666
Succession
2666
2666
The Prince
On Walking
The Prince
October
October
Einstein’s Dreams
October
On Walking
October
War and Peace
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Manufacturing Consent
Manufacturing Consent
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Manufacturing Consent
Moral Mazes
Fire Emblem: Echoes of Valentia
Moral Mazes
Fire Emblem: Echoes of Valentia
Legion
The Architecture of Happiness
Fire Emblem: Echoes of Valentia
The Architecture of Happiness
Fire Emblem: Echoes of Valentia
Fire Emblem: Echoes of Valentia
The Architecture of Happiness
Fire Emblem: Echoes of Valentia
The Architecture of Happiness
Fire Emblem: Echoes of Valentia
Slay the Spire
The Architecture of Happiness
Fire Emblem: Echoes of Valentia
The Architecture of Happiness
Fire Emblem: Echoes of Valentia
The Wizard and the Prophet
Ikigai
Fire Emblem: Echoes of Valentia
Slay the Spire
The Wizard and the Prophet
Fire Emblem: Echoes of Valentia
I Heart Logs
Fire Emblem: Echoes of Valentia
The Wizard and the Prophet
I Heart Logs
The Wizard and the Prophet
Fire Emblem: Echoes of Valentia
Octopath Traveler
Slay the Spire
The Wizard and the Prophet
Legion
Slay the Spire
The Good Rain
The Wizard and the Prophet
The Wizard and the Prophet
The Good Rain
Middlemarch
Octopath Traveler
Slay the Spire
Hear Trains
Octopath Traveler
Lanny
Middlemarch
Lanny
The Plantagenets
West
Slay the Spire
The Plantagenets
A Legacy of Spies
The Plantagenets
Slay the Spire
The Plantagenets
Jimmy and the Pulsating Mass
Never Let Me Go
Slay the Spire
Killing Commendatore
So You Want To Talk About Race
Avengers: Endgame
CrossCode
So You Want To Talk About Race
CrossCode
So You Want To Talk About Race
The Chapo Guide To Revolution
Baba Is You
Battle Chasers
CrossCode
Paddleton
The Friend
The master & Margarita
The Story of The Lost Child
Baba Is You
Battle Chasers
CrossCode
Rope
Seeing like a State
The master & Margarita
Baba Is You
Battle Chasers
Rope
Baba Is You
Baba Is You
Rune Factory 4
Where I Was From
brooklyn 99
Luminous Arc
My Brilliant Friend
Rune Factory 4
Where I Was From
Bullshit Jobs
The Good Place
War and Peace
Why Buddhism is True
Luminous Arc
War and Peace
Why Buddhism is True
Luminous Arc
Spiderman: Homecoming
The Italian Job
Why Buddhism is True
Luminous Arc
Gris
new girl
Pokemon Let’s Go
The Coming Storm
Circe
The Informant!
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Circe
Pokemon Let’s Go
Debt: The First 5000 Years
Pokemon Let’s Go
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Breath of the Wild
Debt: The First 5000 Years
Debt: The First 5000 Years
Breath of the Wild
Breath of the Wild
Debt: The First 5000 Years
Breath of the Wild
Love in the Time of Cholera
Nightly, At The Institute of the Possible
Breath of the Wild
Debt: The First 5000 Years
Love in the Time of Cholera
Blue Jasmine
Breath of the Wild
Debt: The First 5000 Years
Love in the Time of Cholera
Love in the Time of Cholera
Debt: The First 5000 Years
Love in the Time of Cholera
Rocket League
Bojack Horseman
Debt: The First 5000 Years
World of Warcraft: Shadowblands
Bojack Horseman
Community
Debt: The First 5000 Years
The Good Place
World of Warcraft: Shadowblands
Debt: The First 5000 Years
World of Warcraft: Shadowblands
Debt: The First 5000 Years
World of Warcraft: Shadowblands
Debt: The First 5000 Years
World of Warcraft: Shadowblands
Community
Debt: The First 5000 Years
The Good Place
World of Warcraft: Shadowblands
Aggretsuko
Debt: The First 5000 Years
The West Wing
World of Warcraft: Shadowblands
Debt: The First 5000 Years
World of Warcraft: Shadowblands
Autobiography of Red
Community
Fortune Smiles
The Good Place
World of Warcraft: Shadowblands
World of Warcraft: Shadowblands
Fortune Smiles
Killing Commendatore
Fortune Smiles
World of Warcraft: Shadowblands
Fortune Smiles
Killing Commendatore
World of Warcraft: Shadowblands
Killing Commendatore
The Checklist Manifesto
World of Warcraft: Shadowblands
Le Monde d'Edena
The Checklist Manifesto
World of Warcraft: Shadowblands
The Checklist Manifesto
World of Warcraft: Shadowblands
Killing Commendatore
The Checklist Manifesto
World of Warcraft: Shadowblands
Hamilton
The Checklist Manifesto
World of Warcraft: Shadowblands
Hamilton
World of Warcraft: Shadowblands
Hamilton
Killing Commendatore
World of Warcraft: Shadowblands
Aggretsuko
Community
Killing Commendatore
The Good Place
Hamilton
Hamilton
Hamilton
Hamilton
Rocket League
Hamilton
Rocket League
Dept. of Posthumous Letters
Stubborn Attachments
Hard Boiled Wonderland
Stubborn Attachments
Hamilton
Hard Boiled Wonderland
Stubborn Attachments
Hamilton
Hard Boiled Wonderland
The Gardens Between
Hamilton
The Gardens Between
The Gardens Between
Hamilton
American Vandal
Hamilton
Hamilton
Carol
Hamilton
Confessions
Function Programming in Scala
Rocket League
Flash Boys
Function Programming in Scala
Rocket League
Dead Cells
Flash Boys
Function Programming in Scala
Rocket League
A Gentleman in Moscow
Dead Cells
Function Programming in Scala
A Gentleman in Moscow
Confessions
Octopath Traveler
A Gentleman in Moscow
Octopath Traveler
Confessions
Octopath Traveler
Master of None
Octopath Traveler
Calypso
Octopath Traveler
The Aeneid
What Work Is
Octopath Traveler
Calypso
Calypso
Master of None
Octopath Traveler
Sapiens
Octopath Traveler
Sapiens
Octopath Traveler
Sapiens
Sapiens
The Odyssey
Octopath Traveler
Octopath Traveler
Sapiens
Sapiens
Octopath Traveler
Three Summers
Claudius the God
London Fields
Three Summers
London Fields
Parts Unknown
London Fields
Parts Unknown
Legion
London Fields
An Illustration of Haiku
An Illustration of Haiku
In The Pockets of Small Gods
Legion
The Iliad
Claudius the God
Legion
Silicon Valley
Legion
new girl
Barry
brooklyn 99
Silicon Valley
Legion
new girl
Silicon Valley
Legion
Rocket League
The Secret Agent
Ni No Kuni II
Rabbit, Run
Silicon Valley
Claudius the God
Ni No Kuni II
Rabbit, Run
Atlanta
Rocket League
The Americans
The Secret Agent
Barry
Claudius the God
Ni No Kuni II
Silicon Valley
Atlanta
Rocket League
The Americans
Claudius the God
Rabbit, Run
Rocket League
Barry
Citrus
Claudius the God
Ni No Kuni II
Rocket League
Claudius the God
Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
The Secret Agent
Claudius the God
Claudius the God
Collateral
Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
30 Rock
House of Leaves
Link to the Past
30 Rock
Altered Carbon
The Good Place
The Sympathizer
An Essay on Typography
An Essay on Typography
Sharks in the River
The Good Place
The Sympathizer
The Sympathizer
The Beautiful Struggle
The Sympathizer
The Beautiful Struggle
The Good Place
The Sympathizer
John Adams
Idaho
The Good Place
Idaho
Persona 4 Golden
Idaho
Persona 4 Golden