Last night I dreamed I was running a table-top RPG wherein the characters played fugitive gems hiding out on Earthsea.

I don't think I'd have the improv worldbuilding confidence to run such a game in real life, but well done subconscious in capturing the mood I'd want in a game.

Adding cricket to the list of sports that are important enough to someone high up at my work that we get a brief reprieve from business/finance news on the kitchen TVs.

I wonder what sorts of additional sports I'd need to popularize to banish interviews with shitty CEOs forever.

Yesterday I got up 30 minutes earlier than usual and proceeded to forget my keys, lose am earring, and walk the wrong way on my commute.

Today I got up an hour earlier than usual and haven't made those mistakes; I look forward to whatever exciting new mistakes are forthcoming.

Old video game realization: it was really nice how, in Final Fantasies IV-VII, whenever you had multiple (non-bonus-character) women in your party, they were always just _super_ supportive of and nice to each other. Even without motivation to be so. In retrospect I miss that.

Chrono Trigger did this too, though to me it makes perfect sense that Lucca'd be vulnerable to Marle's "we're friends now". (And I guess FFX sorta brings it back, but everyone is Yuna's beloved support staff in that one.)

I'm enjoying r/SubSimulatorGPT2 an awful lot for a non-redditor, but I think my favorite bit so far might be that the quintessential fan theory is apparently this stream of nonsensical wankery arguing about the Joker and what counts as being a psychopath: reddit.com/r/SubSimulatorGPT2/

That was fun!

I feel like a lot of the audience had listened to the soundtrack a _lot_, but I sort of wish I'd heard it less? Like, especially early on, ways in which it differed were actually distracting, and it didn't need to be that way. I know what live shows are.

I did realize a bunch of things that I hadn't caught before, though. Like, for instance, the thing where the narrator is Aaron Burr. It makes a lot of sense! Just, it wasn't quite obvious to me without actually seeing it.

So I guess I'm seeing Hamilton tonight??

This is my reward for being the default play-attending companion of someone who's been willing to enter the lottery for cheap tickets for practically a year and a half now, it seems.

Sometimes I claim I get teary-eyed over media because my tastes have been running towards emotionally intense stuff as an adult, but recently I discovered that I can't even _describe_ the aftermath of the Fiona's Forest quest in Chrono Trigger without getting choked up. So, yeah.

The S.T.A.R. manifesto: Show more

D1835
Other means
of acquiring magic strength.

A2426.4.1.1
Frogs formerly were ducks stolen
from Eden
by Cain.

Recurring fanart subjects on my Tumblr dash that'd be pretty much impossible for me to explain to non-fans in the

- early '10s: Welcome to Night Vale collaborative headcanons

- mid '10s: Chara and/or Gaster

- late '10s: specific instances of Steven-but-with-a-different-mom

Because I'm seeing even more fanart of certain characters than usual this month: it's cool to think back on how good of a story about queer girls Sailor Moon S managed to be, on a few levels, despite falling very much within the constraints of its time.

I finally finished Russian Doll, and... I dunno, I don't think it hit with me the way it did with a lot of people?

Don't get me wrong slice-of-life in the world of the Zero Escape games / that one part of Chrono Cross but in reverse are cool concepts. But it just didn't grab me.

There's an unofficial-but-licensed Suikoden II orchestral album now, apparently: vgmclassics.bandcamp.com/album

I missed the kickstarter for it, but from the demo it sounds neat!

Cc: @iridophore @mysidia @behemoff

A year ago I tried learning ActivityPub, and more or less failed. I was confounded by a spec that was so abstract I couldn't make heads or tails of it. Turns out I was missing some key things.

I have written a guide to learning about ActivityPub that I wish existed a year ago when I first set out to learn how to write social media servers that conform to the spec:

tinysubversions.com/notes/read

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