Today’s the day, y’all! The second chapter in the Raindropt series is now available for all of your reading needs! Your gnome-shaped void is now filled, and that pointy hat-wearing creature is wedged into that unfortunate hole in your life. Woohoo!
Now, you may be thinking, “What reading needs are those exactly? I don’t have needs. It’s an election year. Tragedy is just one mobile news alert away, and I’ve recently gotten involved with Pokémon Go. I don’t need a gnome wedging himself into my ‘hole,’ so to speak, but thanks for the offer.”
Well, friends, with all due respect, I disagree. You need that gnome in your hole, like, yesterday.
You may not realize it, but we’re all at serious risk of weltschmerz – a feeling of such misery that only the Germans have coined an appropriate term for it. If you’ve experienced weltschmerz (like yours truly) than you may have felt like the weight of the world’s problems are on your shoulders. It’s not a great feeling.
Even if you haven’t experienced this, it’s still tough to stay positive in times such as these. You may be disillusioned. Maybe you’ve shut off from the news entirely. I get it, y’all, but sometimes you need something more engaging than, say, a Netflix binge to fill your time.
You need some mental stimulation, maybe some laughter, and the chance to use your imagination in ways you haven’t been lately. TV and movies choose their locations and cast actors before you get to watch. This defines your experience. You don’t get to participate, really. You can’t make those characters or places look or sound any different than they do. You don’t get a say.
I think you should get a say. I think you should be able to make those places and characters look and sound however you want them to look or sound.
Enter – Riffed! This book is pure escapism, and you can customize it to your liking. It’s fun, fast paced, and filled with endearing characters, if I do say so myself. This is the weltschmerz-antidote. This is a beach read, a “on the way to boring old work” read (unless you’re driving), a weekend read, a “time to tire my busy mind before bed” read.
Hell, it’s even a toilet read, if you’re the type. Just don’t share the intimate details with me, please. I’d rather maintain an air of mystery between us.
You don’t even have to read the first Raindropt to appreciate this book, because I’ve written it so you’re able to read out of order. By all means, pick up the first one if you’d like, but it’s not necessary. This book should give you the escapism you so desire, all on its own.
Let’s beat this weltschmerz together, y’all.