October 19th, 2021

Finished (well, saw the credits of) Dungeon Encounters today. Amazing game--enthralling and infuriating in equal measure, and totally unlike anything else I've played in a long time. I guess it's similar to Etrian Odyssey in the sheer terror you experience when playing it, but it's way simpler than Etrian Odyssey and, in my opinion, easier to pick up and play. There's almost no worldbuilding or exposition to speak of, so it really is all in your head: just you, the characters, and the dungeon. Each floor is meticulously crafted. It really is an incredible game, although I had to look up the solutions to a lot of the puzzles.

Spoilers below

Super Bowl scores? Really???

October 8th, 2021

Whew. Long time no see, huh?

I dunno. I had my pillowfort, but something about the platform just rubs me the wrong way. I don't think I can trust anyone but myself to create a space for myself on the internet, you know? I want to bring back the do-it-yourself ethos of webpage design and stuff like that. Not to mention that the discourse on/surrounding pillowfort is a pain.

So, here's what I should crosspost from pf...

warning for death, animal death

My brother just got diagnosed with small cell carcinoma, one of the rarest and most aggressive types of cancer (lung cancer). I am trying to process the very real possibility that my brother is going to die in the next few years. It hasn't really sunk in yet but it's going to at some point, and I am not sure how to deal with that when it happens. He's had a lot of close calls in his life--he nearly died as soon as he was born, among other things--but has somehow made it through each calamity. Maybe this one will be okay too, but I can't afford to convince myself that it's a sure thing.

On top of that, one of our cats, Guts Man, had to be put down today, so I'm pretty emotionally exhausted and sad. Here is a picture of him. Please remember him as he was: a tremendous prince among beasts.




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