Trump was elected, and bigotry was given its voice. Many of us are actively scared for our lives. We have an overpowering sense of dread that our futures will be hard, or worse, non-existent. It's a difficult time for us...But it's not ALL bad. Here are 6 things you can look forward to, even as you wait to be swallowed alive by hatred and ignorance.
1. The Nintendo Switch
Nintendo needs a win, and it looks like they've finally got one on their hands. The Switch is going to bridge the gap between handheld and console gaming, letting you take the game with you and play it on the street if you want. Okay, granted, most of us probably won't feel safe walking those streets for the next four years, and even if we do, I doubt we'll be able to focus on a game because we'll be too busy keeping an eye out for any possible threats...But still, it looks super cool!
2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The makers of the Zelda franchise are pretty much batting 1000 at this point. They've never made a bad game, and they've been taking their sweet time with this one so you know it's gonna be good. I can't wait to see what they have in store. I'm so excited....Sure it's hard to be too excited when my Facebook feed is full of pictures hate speech, racial slurs and pictures of swastikas people used to "celebrate" the election results, but...I dunno. It'll be pretty cool to play it one day.
3. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
We're finally getting something new from the Harry Potter franchise. This isn't like that Cursed Child bullshit either, J.K Rowling actually wrote this one! Yeah, my first concerns right now are for the safety and well-being of my immigrant and Muslim friends, but right after that I can't wait to see this movie. I mean, when has Eddie Redmayne ever been bad at anything?
4. Pokemon Sun and Moon
It's sooooOOOOoooOOoOoo close you guys. We've been waiting for years for a new Pokemon game and it's finally on its way. Not only that, IT LOOKS FUCKING BADASS!!!! The creators took big swings with the designs of the new Pokemon and I really think they paid off. And those new Alolan forms, are you kidding me? Sure, my boyfriend may have been called a faggot by a stranger on the street yesterday, but that doesn't mean I won't get to battle a tall ass Exeggutor with an Ice Ninetails in the next couple of weeks...Unless I'm killed, of course...fuck...
5. The Avengers: Infinity War
Just imagine how insane this is going to be! There have already been countless epic movies in the MCU and those were all just build up to this one epic conclusion! The Russos are behind both Winter Soldier and Civil War so you know they have something good up there sleeves. Just gotta wait until 2018...which, shit. That's actually a long time from now. I have no idea what 2018 will look like. I barely know what tomorrow will look like. I just hope I'm still alive and the world hasn't crumbled by then because I really wanna see Thanos get taken down by my favorite heroes.
I can't think of anything else positive to say other than maybe this will be over in 4 years if we can just stick it out.