Howdy, strangers! Gawd, I think I’ve promised myself and others that I’ll start blogging again a half-dozen times or so, and up until this moment it’s never stuck. This time is different, if only because I have a good cause: it’s fundraiser time again at this blog network! I’ve got two contributions planned, the first of which is a gaming stream on Saturday and Sunday. Since the theme this time is Mother’s day, I thought I’d celebrate two famous mothers.
According to the manga, Mother Brain raised Samus Aran when she was young, which played out pretty much as you’d expect. Aran and the Metroids are two different species (though Samus’ DNA is all kinds of mixed up, and like what is a species anyway?), but she spends some time protecting and nurturing a baby Metroid. Both of them check the minimum required boxes, and one’s even got “mother” in their name. It’s perfect!
Saturday and Sunday, at 10AM MDT, I’ll be streaming Super Metroid over on my Twitch channel. It’ll stay there for two weeks before migrating to my YouTube channel. I haven’t played the game in decades, so I’ll keep a map handy, but otherwise I’ll be winging it.