Alright, hear me out.
When I first heard about Neko Atsume, I didn’t understand the obsession over it. But now it controls me. I care so much about these damn electronic cats, but you know what??? It’s okay, because it’s low-maintenance and the perfect way to procrastinate.
Neko Atsume is an app available for iPhone and Android (equality!!!) and the premise is literally to “collect” cats. You fill up a little food bowl, close the app, and later, when you re-open it, a few cats will be kickin’ it in your virtual yard. You also have the option of taking pictures of them, and adding it to their individual photo albums. They all have cute names and personalities. One of my favorites is Pickles, who is described as “faint-hearted” and has a power level of zero. What does that even mean? Who knows. It’s just so god damned cute. Whenever I’m stuck during an essay, I’ll open the app up and be greeted by a kitten taking a nap in a box, and suddenly everything feels okay. I recommend everyone to do the same.