Now? You want to do this now?
I have a right to know! I'm getting married in four hundred and thirty years!

Saturday, October 14

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Free Bees

As happens sometimes, I have a few duplicate Steam keys to give away:
  • Fallen Enchantress (complete with all DLC)
  • Fallen Enchantress (without DLC)
  • Galactic Civilization III (two copies)
  • Offworld Trading Company (two copies)
  • Pillars of Eternity (yes, another one)
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion
Let me know in the comments if you're interested.

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Sunday, September 17

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Rick And Morty

Alright, I finally watched this.

It's...  Good.  It's good.  It's smart and funny and only about 80% cynical.

And it commits 100% to its premises and stories and characters.  Every time you think, "Wait, what about..." they turn the thing you thought they'd forgotten into a plot point or character moment.

It doesn't reset anything out-of-universe.  If there's an in-universe science-fictional mechanism to restore the status quo, that's fair game, but when they do that they also play with the consequences of the mechanism.  Some of the best stories are entirely about the characters resolving the side-effects of setting things back to normal in the previous episode.

Another thing I like is that it's not just about Morty going on adventures with Rick while everyone else clings desperately to the idiot ball.   (Yeah, I'm looking at you, Phineas and Ferb.)  Not much of a spoiler since the opening credits show other family members caught up in the insanity, though it takes a bit longer than that for it to actually unfold.

If you can take the art style and the fact that Rick is about 90% awful, recommended.

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Monday, July 17

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Generation Z Is A Definite Improvement

Me: Play them Dirty Deeds.  Play them Dirty...  YEAH.


This is Western Civilisation in a nutshell: A nine year old girl in a Cupcakes & Sprinkles & Confetti tee-shirt rocking out to AC/DC.

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Cautiously Optimistic

It took more than 50 years for movie technology to catch up with one woman's imagination, but here we are.

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Tuesday, June 20

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Let's Check The StarFleet Manual

Enter that code into the tabulator and see what it says...
UY Scuti is located a few degrees north of the A-type star Gamma Scuti and northeast of the Eagle Nebula. Although the star is very luminous it is, at its brightest, only 9th magnitude as viewed from Earth, due to its distance and location in the Zone of Avoidance within the Cygnus Rift.
Oh, wait, that's all real.
If placed at the center of the Solar System, its photosphere would at least engulf the orbit of Jupiter.
It's the Fat Bastard of stars.

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Saturday, April 15

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Meanwhile, On Earth 7, The Weird One...

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Wednesday, April 12

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One That Looks Good, One That Looks Pretty

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Tuesday, April 11

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Puddles' Pinball Prison

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Friday, April 07

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Sunless Skies

Sunless Sea, the game of tramp steamers and eldritch horror, is getting a sequel: Sunless Skies.

Well duh the sky will be sunless if you go around murdering them.

The best moment I had in Sunless Sea was when I was sailing over a reef, then noticed that the reef was perfectly circular, then realised it was a closed eye...  And then the eye opened.  An eye dozens of times larger than my entire ship.

I didn't die, that time.

Sunless Skies had a Kickstarter that I missed, but they got 377% of their target anyway, so all is good and I'll buy it as soon as it comes out.

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Wednesday, April 05

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How The Australian Tree Lobster Got Its Groove Back

I saw this fascinating story a few years ago, but had forgotten it.  Definitely worth a read.

Warning: Linked article contains pictures of tree lobsters.  If you are daunted by the concept of a tree lobster, don't click the link.  They're pretty much what you would expect.

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