I don’t know why it takes me so long to do things I’m sure I’ll enjoy.
Let’s add it to the list of known bugs and wait for a patch.
Spooky season is only just ramping up, which means two things:
- I am still able to keep track of how many people I’ve watched wet themselves.
- I still have some time for video games.
Since it’s not to the point where we’re open every single night, I haven’t completely abandoned all other pursuits and—to Husband’s pleasant surprise—I chose adorable over terrifying.
I don’t know why it took me so long to play Fe, because I heard about it just before the release last year and remember thinking I’ll definitely need that.
And then I didn’t do anything, because that’s how I am.
But it popped up in my recommendations again and it’s been nonstop joy ever since. Bonus: while Husband won’t watch me play (because Spoilers) he sticks close by and the game is all about sound and vocalizations, so we’re still talking and interacting.
ME: I have no idea what I just accomplished, but it was freakin’ ADORABLE!
HIM: … I think not knowing what’s going on or what you’re doing is a big part of this game.
ME: Yeah, I remember reading that… but it’s so pretty I don’t even care.
HIM: (nods, goes back to what he’s doing)
ME: OMIGOD, I HAVE SO MANY FRIENDS!
HIM: (turns, stops self from peeking)
ME: And they do little backflips when they become my friend, and it’s the Best Thing EVAR!
Fe—according to both Google Translate and Wikipedia—is Swedish for faerie. Faerie, in this case, translates as adorable bioluminescent fox, because that’s you. Oh, and you run around communicating with all the residents of your world—be they animal, vegetable, or mineral—by singing at them.
Which is beyond adorable. We need a new word that means “cuter than the cutest thing ever” because that’s what you’re getting.
OFFSPRING: (calls in on video)
ME: What’s up?
OFFSPRING: Are you… playing a game?
ME: Yup! I’m playing (mangles pronunciation) Fe
ME: (mangles pronunciation differently) Fe
OFFSPRING: Oh, Fe.
ME: It’s Swedish!
OFFSPRING: Okay. How is it?
ME: Heckin’ cute. And addictive. I’ve almost figured out what’s going on and… oh, shit.
ME: Silent Ones. I don’t think I’m supposed to be here yet.
OFFSPRING: Well, go back.
ME: I cant! I fell!
OFFSPRING: See, this is why you’re awful.
ME: No, it’s fine… I’ll just— (full-throated shout at Silent Ones)
OFFSPRING: What was that?
ME: I shouted at them.
ME: I died.
OFFSPRING: Try not being rude, maybe?
ME: Shut up.
OFFSPRING: They just want you to sing nice songs—
ME: No, they really don’t. Look— (sneaks up on Silent Ones, sings softly)
OFFSPRING: How do you know?
ME: Because I tried, and they murderized me.
OFFSPRING: Pfft. You probably sang off-key.
ME: That’s not it.
OFFSPRING: Are you sure?
ME: … no…
Protip: you cannot fight the Silent Ones; hide from them, and dismantle their infrastructure to send them packing.
The Silent Ones are very down on the following: joy, youth, birds (all animals, really, but they’ve especially got a thing about birds), moisture, colors, sound, plants… pretty much all the things you’ll find in nature. So why are they out and about in the lovely world of Fe? Just generally shitting it up, I guess. Your mission, as a tiny fox in this world of glow-magic and song, is to get everyone working together and free of these assholes.
By singing and frolicking with your new friends.
ME: I just found another me! (beaming) And… this is the happiest a game has ever made me.
ME: I had to chase him up a tree, and he tackled me and now he’s hugging me!
HIM: Okay, I have to see—
ME: Look! I. Can’t. Move. It’s too cute!
HIM: (comes over to look) Aww!
ME: I might cry. It’s too much cute.
 It never gets old, but you do eventually lose track.
 Who probably shared notes, but if you’ve ever begged an aggregate site to quit stealing your posts or at least credit you for them you already know the Internet is a wild and lawless land.
 Or fairy. Fuck, spell it however you want and take it up with them, okay?