Watched Enola Holmes from Netflix

When Enola Holmes-Sherlock’s teen sister-discovers her mother missing, she sets off to find her, becoming a super-sleuth in her own right as she outwits her famous brother and unravels a dangerous conspiracy around a mysterious young Lord.

Played Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Nintendo Switch)

Luigi’s invited to the towering Last Resort hotel, but when Mario and friends go missing, our green-clad hero will have to conquer his fears to save them! Slam, blow away, and vacuum up ghosts with the all-new Poltergust G-00, and join forces with Gooigi to overcome the puzzling contraptions and mischievous boss on each themed floor.

My plan was to play throughout October and finish on Halloween, making it a spooky, ghost-filled month. Instead, I started a bit late and didn’t finish until a week after Halloween.

This is the first Luigi’s Mansion game I’ve played and it was a blast! It’s a fun, puzzle-filled game set in a beautifully-themed resort hotel. I thoroughly enjoyed playing it and look forward to playing the fourth installment whenever it is released.

Watched Silicon Valley from HBO Max

Follows the struggle of Richard Hendricks, a Silicon Valley engineer trying to build his own company called Pied Piper.

As someone who’s worked in IT for 20 years, I really enjoyed Silicon Valley. Things didn’t turn out as I hoped they would for the guys from Pied Piper, but I think the ending was perfect considering how things went during the course of the show.

Played Spiritfarer (Nintendo Switch)

You play Stella, ferrymaster to the deceased, a Spiritfarer. Build a boat to explore the world, then befriend and care for spirits before finally releasing them into the afterlife. Farm, mine, fish, harvest, cook, and craft your way across mystical seas. Join the adventure as Daffodil the cat, in two-player cooperative play. Spend relaxing quality time with your spirit passengers, create lasting memories, and, ultimately, learn how to say goodbye to your cherished friends.

An absolute emotional roller coaster of a video game. This is the first video game I’ve played that caused me to cry. In spite of (or perhaps because of) that, Spiritfarer is an amazing video game.

Watched Missing Link from Hulu

Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travel the world to help their new friend.

Played Jenny LeClue: Detectivú (Nintendo Switch)

A fun puzzle game available on iOS (Apple Arcade), Steam, and Nintendo Switch. It’s also coming to PS4, but a release date has not been announced.

It’s not a particularly difficult game, but the story, music, and artwork are all great and well worth the Switch launch price of $19.99.

One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things.

– Henry Miller, Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch