@courtney @joshmillard @darius I also like the nonsalted licorice kind

Also I have been thinking about this on and off all day and I think another flavor for me is: vanilla

I suspect I got a new Dunkin' employee this morning, because a) he just quietly put everyone's orders in the corner without saying what they were, and b) he put a container of cream cheese in the bag with my egg and cheese sandwich

@courtney @darius agreed on both flavors! I have never thought about flavors in this way but I might even have more than two 🤔

just ate a whole box of cinnamon altoids, ama

just got a youtube ad with less than a second left in the video 😆 was literally like “all right, thanks for watching, don’t forget to like and subscribe, byeee—” [ad interruption which I skipped after the 5-second countdown] “—eee.” THE END

@darius I was just reading that this morning! Agree that it’s good. Makes me want to replay the Sky games before I double back for the Zero fan translation

I don't really want to be at GDC, but I _would_ like to take a week off

There's probably a take in here somewhere about how we tend to reserve our creative efforts for public consumption, either by monetizing our hobbies or providing grist for the social media mill, instead of turning them inwards…but instead of writing that take I'm going to write a short story that none of you will ever see so I can enjoy it in three months when I forget what it says

I've always known this about music—you can learn a song so that you get to listen to it when you play it, the way that people did before recorded music. But I never thought of writing a story for myself in that same way

I guess I'm having this realization late, but it's occurred to me that you can just write stuff for yourself to read for fun later on

Daylight Saving weekend is one of the best weekends of the year. Anyone who prefers one hour of weekend sleeping over months of extra PM sunlight is a cop

Undertale is the video game adaptation of Sesame Street's The Monster at the End of This Book

@phetre Oh, yeah, modulations are usually important! But whether one happens 15 seconds earlier than another is usually not. 😄 Wouldn't It Be Nice is the interesting outlier for sure...

(If you aren't into music theory: this is a meaningless insight. Just imagine I counted the number of lowercase g's on every page of a short story and determined that page 12 had the most)

I was trying to find the song with the earliest modulation the other day, because that's a normal thing for me to do. Aretha's Think is right about at the one-minute mark, this song Dosei Shounen by Polta does it at 0:45…but today I had Pet Sounds on and Wouldn't It Be Nice modulates after like seven seconds. So that's probably game over

Feels like I’m doing a good deed when I shop on itchio

The only time I feel cool on a computer is when I type a 20-character password and then instinctively fix a typo at character 15 while still in the asterisked-out text field

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