Letters to Summer

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Hello Pen Pals! This is a bonus letter just for you, to thank you for supporting us on Patreon. In this letter, we've each chosen to try out something that the other person recommended in a past letter—because what good are recommendations if you don't give them a try? We hope you like it!


We tried

🎶 Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers

From Letter 41

I’ve been sort of afraid I’d get my sad girl card revoked if I admitted I didn’t really get Phoebe Bridgers. I really like her cover of Friday I’m in Love, which I have on a few moody playlists, so I figured I just needed to let her original work grow on me. Giving her an earnest listen as recommended by a friend? Honestly, it worked! Punisher felt a lot less generic this time around—I felt like I could focus in on her Sad Girl Vibes and see them as distinct. This album is great for a moody morning, very good for a calm-down. The opener? Rocks! DVD menu is good! Go to Spotify, friends, and listen to this album everyone already loves.

Summer

🎮 Hades

From Letter 49

I feel foolish for not playing this game much sooner, because Summer (and everyone else I follow on Twitter) said it was amazing a long time ago and I just kept going, “I’m just not really a dungeon crawler person,” as if that means anything. Listen: there’s a reason everyone is raving about this game. It actually is that good. I’ve been playing it for about a week and I love it so much!!!! Even if you think it’s not really your kind of game, I think it’s worth trying, because watching gameplay videos somehow does not do justice to how fun it is to be a tiny little guy with fiery feet running around the many levels of the underworld. You can play it on Switch or PC.

Jillian