you ever think about how many meme templates are just ways to say "I prefer this thing to that thing" (Drake in Hotline Bling, the distracted boyfriend stock photo guy, the Top Gear guy saying "this is brilliant but I like _this_," etc)

Maria Headley’s Beowulf is the wildest translation of anything I’ve ever read, including meme-filled fansubs of games or manga or whatever. Holy shit

It’s very good though, recommended

Heat is on now (even though it’s warmer out?) but also there are jackhammers going right outside because life is about tradeoffs

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I've lived in this apartment for years and I still have no idea how the heat works. Usually it ends up being super warm so I don't really think about it, but tonight it's randomly off and I'm just like "ah, no heat then, understandable"

Dan Bruno boosted

Turns out the difference between the shittiest floor lamp from Target and the second shittiest is enormous.

(side note: the pronunciation of "Ys" in this video is killing me)

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Cold Steel 4 is out in less than ten days so I was absolutely in the mood for this new hour-long documentary on Falcom's history

They weren't that bad! 3 clears in 4 runs. Maybe I'll turn up the heat…but also maybe I just wanna get to the credits first 😬

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I think the dam has broken. I made some dumb mistakes on the final boss in run 21, but got two more clears on 22 and 23. Those were done with my three best weapons, though, so now things will get a bit harder again as I learn to use the other ones

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late update: i heard this again on a podcast!!! what is this world coming to eh

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having some pumpkin pie in celebration of noticing that there was pumpkin pie for sale at the supermarket today

"good mouth tonight," i said out loud to my empty apartment

to whatever degree this kind of pedantic hair-splitting is interesting: I don't think "the game of the year" can be anything other than Animal Crossing, which basically defined my life for months and is inextricably linked with how I think about 2020, but Hades might be the _best_ game I've played this year

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Spelunky 2 seems fine, but it doesn't have anything like the magnetic pull of Hades for me and I put it down after a half hour or so. Supergiant has become too powerful

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