Alarrah Playthrough

Today I got the add-ons I ordered for my Switch

A Twitter thread from April 28, 2021, in which I determined that nope, still not ready to leave Riverwood. But this was also when I discovered how to take screenshots, and that I really needed to set the Invert Y setting in my game!

Today I got the add-ons I ordered for my Switch, the stick extenders and the precision rings to improve my ability to control motion on the JoyCons. I definitely feel an improvement in Animal Crossing, where maneuverability matters when you’re diving to catch undersea creatures.

10:41 PM · Apr 28, 2021
But the main point of extra toys being Skyrim, I fired that up again tonight. Quickly learned a few things: 1) nope still not ready to leave Riverwood, I tried and promptly got my ass kicked by a wolf; 2) I’m apparently one of those people the “Invert Y” setting is for?

10:43 PM · Apr 28, 2021
I turned that on and suddenly found the ability to look around much less random; 3) I might actually like third person view better? I don’t know yet. I need to experiment with that more.

10:44 PM · Apr 28, 2021
The main point of experimenting with third person view though being, getting a snap of my character! Behold, Alarrah the Wood-Elf (and unknown baby Dragonborn)!

Alarrah in Riverwood
Alarrah in Riverwood
10:44 PM · Apr 28, 2021
(P.S. I know a lot of people have said this before me, but now _I’m_ playing it, so I’ll say it again: _holy crap_ Skyrim is gorgeous.)

10:47 PM · Apr 28, 2021
(HAH and I just figured out why the Invert Y setting is apparently what I need. It’s because of scrolling and swiping gestures! In macOS, iOS, and iPadOS, the two-finger gestures for scrolling are reversed from what you might expect…

11:13 PM · Apr 28, 2021
… Swiping up with two fingers means you scroll down. Swiping down with two fingers means you scroll up. This is reversed on my PC/Linux laptop and it _regularly_ throws me off, so I’m pretty damn sure that’s why i need the Invert Y setting in Switch Skyrim.)

11:13 PM · Apr 28, 2021


  1. This post was written on 3/13/2022, but backdated to the date of the Twitter thread for organizational purposes.
  2. Edited on 12/26/2022, to reconstruct the Twitter thread and remove links to Twitter.

As Angela Highland, Angela is the writer of the Rebels of Adalonia epic fantasy series with Carina Press. As Angela Korra'ti, she writes the Free Court of Seattle urban fantasy series. She's also an amateur musician and devoted fan of Newfoundland and Quebecois traditional music.