How are you all doing during this time of uncertainty? I am starting to rise from the depths of my depression. It is funny what an all night gaming session with friends can do for the soul. It is important to stay connected to other people during this time of isolation. This is a little easier for me since I was already isolated from people. I get my socialization needs from Discord, LTT Forum, and Online Games. I am not sure how normal people who crave real life human interaction are making it. Maybe that is one of the driving factors in people not observing social distancing. I also bought a football and Soccer ball yesterday so I could go outside and soak up some sun. I know that fresh air and sun does help boost spirits and health. It's been recommended by Doctors for ages. I plan on starting my exercise routine back again as well. Quarantine and the added stress has made me a little more lax on what I've been eating. It's been a lot of comfort food. I had a goal at the beginning of the year and I want to meet that goal. So get out and get some sun and fresh air, make sure to keep in touch with friends responsibly, and don't forget your goals just because the apocalypse seems near.
Recently I was asked my thoughts on the reoccurring sexual assault themes in SAO. My friend knew I had PTSD and wanted to know how I felt about it. After watching more of the series I felt I needed to revisit the topic in a blog post. First, I believe the topic should be talked about in any medium. Whether it is a TV Show, Book, Movie, or mature Anime. It is important to get the conversation going and raise awareness. It must be addressed in such a way as to educate and not romanticize the topic. These are my opinions on the subject and not how anyone should feel. If these scenes bothered you and you don't think they should have been included, that is your right. You have to do what makes you comfortable. The first time sexual assault came up in SAO was Season 2 Episode 13. Sinon was attacked by her friend and he tried to rape her. The episode gave me pause. At first, I was triggered by the scenario. It really upset me. Here was this already broken character, who had bee