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The last few weeks and months have been odd. Rock Band came back into my life after a 5 year hiatus. I’ve been playing Trails in the Sky SC after a 4 year wait. There’s a new Nintendo Direct today which will surely bring some excitement mixed with sadness given Iwata’s passing earlier this year.

Then on Friday last, I decided to download Neko Atsume after some friends told me I needed all the cats. Those cats are a pain in the kitty butts. My 400 fish/coins worth piles of leaves can net one cat and the gratitude of next to nothing in return. I bought them a mouse on a string for a hefty sum too and a moustachioed cat came around and skewed it. The jerk.

Between these few second bursts of investigating which toys and items tickle their fancy, I discovered that a sweet orange and white tabby has been frequenting the warm sock I’ve set up. He also loves playing with a kick toy, and is quite happy to squeeze himself into a tiny box. Wouldn’t you know it? His name is Pumpkin.

I’m not saying my real world cat Pumpkin that died three years ago came back to me in a virtual time waster, but...

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Hmmm. Cameos, man. They’re everywhere...