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The Mandalorian 

Werner Herzog’s weird Space Nazi character laundering Nazi gold, er Beskar steel, sure is something, I don’t know what

@taweret I got talked into trying Gears POP! The mobile free to pay game that combines the worst inclinations of both the Gears of War brand and the Funko Pop! brand. Gears lootboxes open up to reveal Funko lootboxes that open to reveal Funko-ized Gears characters. You’d hate it so much. I hate it so much.

Current mood: Might solve a mystery, or rewrite history.

Cursed bad pun from tired brain 

Did you hear about the newcomers to Pandora (Avatar)? Yeah, they were total na’vices

“This is their Beckett.” Simpsons drama coach on a play version of a Let’s Play video 🤣

NaNoWriMo 

I love how much I hate the characters I’m about to start writing for the current “Project Chekhov’s Shotgun Wedding” section of this work. Finally, some actual antagonists to introduce, only like 28,000 words into this thing. 🙃

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NaNoWriMo 

Hit a rough patch where I feel like I completed too many arcs too quickly and trying to figure out what happens. In brainstorming the phrase “Chekhov’s Shotgun Wedding” may have just been appropriate. 🤔

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NaNoWriMo 

Really happy with the new name, though. It rebalanced something I’d been thinking about elsewhere.

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NaNoWriMo 

This would be faster if the stupid original name / placeholder hadn’t also been a common English word. Hindsight.

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NaNoWriMo 

Nearly 22 kilowords in progress and deciding to do a find and replace on a character name because it’s been bugging me I didn’t like how that name looked next to another character’s when sitting at a table together.

Dream thoughts 

Dreamt that I brought an Iron Man style suit to a football game or an outdoor arena showing of the next Marvel film. Got a bit extra height to watch the event, and wasn’t worried about my bladder. Clearly a good idea that would make sense in real life.

NaNoWriMo 

Guess my last minute decision was to go for it this year. Currently think I’m doing well on the word count, but it is just Day one. Expect fewer toot words while I focus on novel words, I guess.

I just saw an ad for AARP offering resume help and I cannot think of a more capitalist dystopian image of a lobby meant for retirement aged concerns telling its members it can help them with their resumes to find new jobs after retirement age. 😣

Batwoman 

No, *you* are having a hard time not shouting “Why’d you say that name?!” at every mention of Martha Wayne. Stupid Zach Snyder making it hard to watch like every DC property after BvS.

The Outer Worlds 

Just found out how I missed what I think may be the second best companion until just about the end of the game 🤯

The Outer Worlds 

I had been trying to figure out what TOW’s gameplay most reminded me of, and I’ve played a little of several Obsidian games, but the feeling was coming from something I’d spent a bunch of time in, yet not recently. Finally dawned on me that phantom RPG I was comparing TOW to was SWTOR. Obviously, none of the MMO grind, but a similar feel in map layout and how I think I interact with fast travel points.

Old person yells at gamer clouds 

Remember when you used to worry about making too many save games because you didn’t want to spend another $3 on an extra floppy to store them on? Hoping an AOL floppy might arrive in the mail that you could tape the corner of and use for an extra save game file?

The Outer Worlds 

A lot of people would call how I’ve been playing “easy mode” but I think of it as Sierra adventure protagonist mode. Story difficulty, put all of my skill points into dialog options (esp. Persuade), take forever in each screen looting everything not bolted down or technically stealing, talk my way out of most combat, leave the rest mostly to the minions because I’m too busy looting all the blue shiny things.

Keep debating whether or not The Outer Worlds counts as Steampunk. There are certainly a bunch of Edwardian / US Robber Baron era influences.

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