Self-promotion, link to writing
Where I'm gonna put up PDFs and ODTs of short stories, probably all set in the Colonized Earth universe. Maybe more organization will come later, IDK.
Stages of me being drunk:
Stage 1: Drinking, this gonn' be good
Stage 2: Buzzed, fun and fuzzy
Stage 3: Wheeeee!
Stage 4: So, like, you're great
Stage 4.2: Like, OMG how are all the people I know so awesome? u.u
Stage 5: Gosh I hope they know they're awesome. I should tell them. Am I being sappy? SAP IS HOW MAPLE SYRUP IS MADE THEY NEED TO KNOW
The Sims, capitalism n' stuff
Me, playing The Sims as a kid: "Man, it's so hard to get anything done! By the time my character gets home from work they cook and have enough time to go to sleep, and barely make enough to pay bills so I can't even upgrade anything. Let alone have time for socialization or self-improvement!"
Me, now: "Oh"
US pol, AK pol, COVID, job stuff
BOY I sure do love working JUST ENOUGH in a week that unemployment gives nothing, but also nowhere near enough to survive on. This is a very good system.
If I could work 10 days a month, all loaded into 2 weeks, and the other be off, I could survive. But working 10 days a month, distributed evenly across the weeks, and, well.....
Point is, I might be forced out of my house next month.
Physical health, (-)
I thought my sense of taste and smell were slowly coming back, but no. They're both utterly nonexistent still.
I'm on day 10 of quarantine, and day 12 since I developed the symptoms, ish (yes, it took me a couple days to realize because I don't eat that much, and only drink water).
Covid parable, minific, late night phone tooting
"The boat is starting to take on water. We could nip this in the bud by plugging holes, bailing water, and discouraging people from drilling holes in the hull. We could get this fixed in an hour if we all work together."
"Oh, okay. Says you."
[4 hours later]
"Why should we listen to you? You said this was gonna be fixed 3 hours ago! There's more water now than ever!"
"I said it /could/ be fixed 3 hours ago if we all worked together and did those 3 things. Instead y'all've whined about your freedom to drill wherever you want and that plugging holes and bailing water is boring."
"You just wanna control how we live our life."
"No, I just dont want the entire boat that we are all on to sink."
"The water's fake."
"What? You were complaining about the amount of water a minute ag--"
"Nobody has ever drowned; most people ate dying of asphyxiation or hypoxia."
"Those ... are both caused by drow--"
"I'M GONNA DRILL MORE HOLES!"
All I want is a immersive 3-d multiplayer dieselpunk submarine simulator game where you operate a WW2-style submarine in an Ace Combat style open world (so no historical baggage) that's got, like, trading and factions and missions n' stuff. Is that too much to ask?
Oh, yes, that actually is a whole lot to ask. Hmmm.
Halo 4 thoughts
Spartan Ops is a good idea, but executed poorly IMO. I don't know what I expected from the devs of the rest of Halo 4, but, like, Imagine if there was a clear intel briefing before each segment that outlines the goals, the terrain, the objectives, the hostiles. And you could plan and knew what was coming and set up and, like, be tactical.
But no, each ops is the same. There's a main objective, which requires 2-3 sub-objectives to complete, and the game will spawn different waves of enemies to fight off between and after each objective. And you only learn about the objectives and/or enemies mid-way through the mission.
It's the campaign, but somehow even more scripted.
video game thoughts, 343 and Halo
Halo CE if 343 had made it:
"The Pillar of Autumn": Escape intact as Covenant forces board your ship. In order to release activate the escape pod you must activate 3 switches and defend an area for a time.
"Halo": Seek out surviving Marines and help them fight the Covenant. There are 3 groups of marines, and each one requires destroying 3 shield generators to free.
"The Truth and Reconciliation": Board a Covenant ship in an attempt to rescue Captain Keys. You must disable 3 shield generators to open the brig, and unlock 2 docking clamps to free the escape ship.
"The Silent Cartographer": Search for the map room that will lead you to the secrets of Halo. You must activate 2 switches on opposite sides of a symmetrical arena to prime the cartographer to activate.
"Assault on the Control Room": Reach Halo's control room. The door is unlocked by activating 3 switches in a symmetrical arena while fending off waves of covenant forces.
"343 Guilty Spark": Activate 2 switches to gain entry to the research facility, but then get trapped with the flood and have to activate 3 switches to unlock the exit.
"The Library": Push 3 buttons to unlock the index. Each button requires destroying 3 shield generators to access.
physical and mental health, (-)
I've kinda just lost the ability to, like, desire? No hunger, no thirst, no horny, no want to do anything. I'm not even sleepy, though I know I should sleep. It's like there's just something in my brain that's blocking all the sensations and emotions from being accessed.
Writer, pilot, current boring person. Asexual nerd furry. Non-binary or genderfluid, potentially? Still working on that.
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