Hi! I'm known as "keb" a lot of places and "Roguecnidarian" is a convenient handle. I'm a queer leftist who's figuring themselves out still, a union member, and a technical and, presumably, handy person.
I like cars and cooking and terrible puns, have opinions about many things, but I feel like I don't have time for much more than silly posts lately. I also should probably be drawing more.
I finally got a chance to play Wattam, the latest quirky game from Katamari Damacy creator Takahashi Keita. It’s delightful and cute, twee without being too precious, and had me laughing. I ended up playing through the whole game this afternoon.
I definitely recommend it if you have a PS4 and like cute games. The music is as fun as Katamari Damacy’s soundtrack, and the instrumentation changes when you choose different characters. It has a little bit of story, but the point of it is the feelings not the story, and it’s very sweet — it feels like it’s from the heart.
Anyway, here’s polygon writer Jenna Stoeber talking about some of what’s fun about the game. https://youtu.be/q_0xNRMTaw4
straight camp examples. big dogs and football
You would not believe how many people do Seahawks decorating. It’s a way of life here. Not just painting their faces or wearing bright green and blue clothes — but they paint their houses and decorate their yards with Seahawks stuff, get cars repainted in Seahawks colors or trucks wrapped in loud shiny vinyl wraps. You haven’t had a true Seattle experience till you’ve seen a car with wheels that were home-painted in bright green with a blue rattlecan body finish. And everyone wears or puts up signs with the number “12.” A friend who moved here was like, “why are there all these 12s? Is this a famous player’s number?”
Anyway, take a tour of this kind of seattle-specific straight camp: https://youtu.be/1RHslt3RkWo
I just finished playing a cute little voxel platformer exploration game called "The Touryst" for the Switch by a former group of German demoscene programmers. It shows, because the game is very quick and smooth, lighting effects are great, and it looks great. Also it’s a lot of fun without a lot of high stakes or stress. I definitely recommend it if you have a switch and liked things like Fez or Portal or Myst. https://youtu.be/HT39Ji_J_RE
I dunno why, Dexy's Midnight Runners' "This is What She's Like" is one of the songs I think about around New Years' Eve. Specifically the twelve-and-a-half-minute-long version which I haven't been able to find in years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWvq7CnxJ2w
My absolute favorite Christmas song has to be the wholesome Crosby/Bowie duet https://youtu.be/n9kfdEyV3RQ
In stereo where available
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