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I really love leather-bound books. Not, naturally, ones covered in bloody hand-prints, but allllll other types of leather-bound books I enjoy. I love the texture, the smell, the colors. Something about it makes a book feel special. As though it has a legacy, a story larger than just the sum of the ink on the pages. I like that they engage my senses on so many different levels. When those big leather-bound collections started coming out a few years ago, I confess I went on a bit of a book-buying spree. Grimm’s Fairy Tales, the complete works of Shakespeare, and the collected stories of Sherlock Holmes. It always feels special to sit down to read something from them. Particularly with a hot cup of tea and a warm blanket on a cold day. Probably the best part of Fall.

I know the contents don’t change any, but for some reason the package makes it a little more special. What other things do you enjoy a little more when the presentation changes?


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Music. I wouldn’t go so far as to call myself an audiophile, but I will devour a song entirely if I love it. That being said, I found a delightful cover of the song Radioactive by Imagine Dragons that was done with a violin, a cello, and the rest was vocals, and as much as I like the original song, there’s just something about a capella with vocals filling the all the roles that enraptures me. The opposite, where it’s an instrumental version of a given song is also incredibly good, because it leaves the mind free to follow the music to where it leads but without the vocals to distract by presenting meanings of their own.

Food is an obvious one! Also, video games. I’m really sad because even Nintendo is getting into the trend away from manuals and towards minimal packaging (and digital releases). I love looking at old manuals, with all the incidental art. Often the manuals are designed as an extension of the game experience, so they’re written to “fit”. Reading the manual before hitting start on a game is a favorite tradition of mine, and it feels just a little off when there isn’t a manual at all.
Of course, some companies are purposefully going the opposite direction, with XSeed including art books and soundtracks with normal releases. And I’m a sucker for collector’s editions. I have one that came with a *watch*. I keep game boxes, too. All of our NES and SNES games are in their boxes, with their manuals, lined up on a shelf as if on display. My favorite box so far has to be for The Last Story – they made it not only as if it were a book, but textured as well.
Likewise, Super Dungeon Explore packages up their models not in boring blisters like other miniatures companies, but in cute little paper boxes, and I’ve got those displayed on a shelf as well.

I’d never thought about this for games! That’s fascinating. I can definitely see how those extras could make it special in an entirely different way. Hmmm…makes me wonder if I could one day put together a special “explorer’s pack” for LeyLines. With little extra items from the world. Like Pakku’s signet, or Kali’s worry stone…ah, dreaming. 🙂

That is a very small hand print. Who wasn’t safe such that a small hand was dripping with blood and was reaching for that book which contains what? um just thought I’d put it into words . . . but you COULD answer, of course . . . o_____o

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