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  1. Welp, the last couple days have been fun. I just got my appendix taken out because it was being a *jerk*. Still just laying around the hospital for now but I feel pretty good all things considered.

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Glad to hear you’re doing well!

  2. The weekend goes by WAY too quickly wtf

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      Me almost every hour of the weekday: "Just... hold it together till Friday afternoon..."

    2. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Is it bad that I feel more relaxed during the weekdays despite having more stuff to do

      Like even when I don't have stuff to do during the weekend, I keep stressing to myself "Oh man, I really should do that thing I wanted to while I have free time, and that thing, and that, and that..." because I know I won't if I'm not thinking about it

      But then I don't anyways

      And then it's over

      And then I'm sad again


      Work is work but at least I don't have to worry about what I gotta do to "succeed" every waking second tbh

  3. I still don't understand why none of the Arkham games have been ported to Switch. Challenge mode alone is such a good fit for portability come the fuck ON video game industry.

    1. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      because I want it to happen and, as we all know, if it's something related to nintendo that I want it simply will never materialize

      Spoiler

      /s but still it actually is stupid how that hasn't happened yet. Arkham City was, like, one of the first games on the Wii U  lol. What gives?

       

    2. Speederino

      Speederino

      I know Knight’s never gonna make it and I don’t think anyone could be assed to bother with Origins, but Asylum and City? Yeah come on, port ‘em already.

  4. I'm always a little hesitant to pipe up about something I love on the internet because I never know what the reaction will be, especially when it's something obscure like this. But now that I'm about halfway through the series, I can't recommend The Wandering Inn enough. It seems to be gaining a bit of traction thanks to the ebook/audiobook versions being featured on Amazon, and I can only hope this continues. I know this is a bold claim, but I have not been this invested in a book series since Harry Potter. I shit you not. So what makes it special? Well...

    1. Speederino

      Speederino

      (No spoilers, I just accidentally wrote an essay)

      Spoiler


      On the surface it's kind of like the Narnia series with people from Earth getting zapped into a fantasy world; the two big differences being that it's modern day and the fantasy world has video game mechanics. Everyone who lives there gains classes and levels up, and if you're on the brink of death you can just use a health potion. This might sound kinda fanfic-y in a way, but it just adds to the overall mystery and charm of this world. Even ignoring the levels, the variety of creatures helps the world stand out. It's not just filled with the standard humans/dwarves/elves (although they're all present in some form or another), there's drakes, humanoid ants, hyena-people, living doll people, bird people, and a bunch of other odd beast and monster races.

      But the real reason I love this is for the characters. The "main character" (if she can still be called that) is Erin, a normal girl who suddenly finds herself stranded in this world and inadvertanly becomes an innkeeper. The first book is mostly just her trying to survive and live in this place in a kind of slice-of-life storyline. There's also Ryoka, an athlete from Earth who gets a job as a runner (a delivery person, basically) and is somewhat more focused on figuring out what the hell is going on. I love these characters because they're flawed as shit. Erin's kind and somewhat bubbly, but she's naive, stubborn, and can be a manipulative jerk at times. Ryoka's extremely smart and loyal to her (few) friends, but she's anti-social, hot-headed, and rude. This gives them both so much room for development, and I find this author is really great at subverting my expectations. There have been so many characters I either didn't expect to like or simply didn't care for initially, only for them to either develop or reveal hidden depths that make them a bajillion times more compelling.

      Side-note: this might sound like a happy-go-lucky story of a pair of plucky girls having silly adventures (and sometimes it is), but shit often gets dark. This author isn't as sadistic as George R.R Martin, but let's just say I've maybe possibly shed a few tears here and there. Don't judge me, okay? Without saying too much, the chapters that deal with themes like trauma and PTSD are often the strongest.

      Speaking of Martin, after the first volume things get a little more Game of Thrones-y with multiple characters and a few side-stories. Except unlike most other narratives that tackle so many threads, I can honestly say there isn't a single one I haven't liked. Some can drag on too long, but even those feel like they serve a larger purpose. Nothing feels wasted or pointless here. I'm still only about halfway through the overall series and it's still an ongoing thing, so it might be a while before we know if this all ends up paying off. Either way, the journey to it has me absolutely hooked and I'd be doing it a disservice to not sing its praises at least once. I get the feeling I'll be coming back to this for years and I can only hope its apparent success on Amazon helps the audience grow. It's a total pipe-dream, but if I can ever see a reality where The Wandering Inn becomes known enough to get something like a Netflix series I'll be a very, very happy man.

      Unless the adaptation sucks but I dunno let's take baby steps here.

       

    2. Sean

      Sean

      I still have this bookmarked from the last time you mentioned it. Is the entire thing readable for free on this site?

    3. Speederino

      Speederino

      Yes. From my understanding it's a tad rougher to read the first two volumes that way due to some leftover typos (tbf even the "official" ebook releases still have a few), but free is free. I discovered this through the audiobook,  I kinda want to recommend that because the narrator is so fucking good but it's also expensive as shit if you don't already have an Audible token. So uh...

      Yeah just read it on the site, especially if you're unsure.

    4. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      I feel like that whenever I recommend something to anyone; It falls on deaf ears most of the time and if they ever do discover it I'm either like "I told ya so" or just plain facepalm because I get ignored for saying something.

    5. Speederino

      Speederino

      Right? And I feel like I'm fighting an uphill battle with TWI because it's obscure and originated on the internet by an author who only has a screenname and has gone on record as saying she doesn't write second drafts.

      In other words, it has all the hallmarks of a typical fanfic, except it's not even a fanfic. And it still manages to be fucking good. So I'm bummed out by the fact this will likely never get much recognition, which makes me want to recommend it even more despite knowing most people I talk to will probably never peek at it. This thought bums me out and makes me want to talk about it and-

      I'm a dog chasing my own tail here, basically.

  5. I’m all caught up with urgent stuff at work but there’s still like 3 hours left on the clock and all there is for me to do right now is the really menial stuff that I don’t wanna do. So what should I do, wise internet people?

  6. I don’t understand what birds and bees have to do with childbirth.

    1. Mythical Panda

      Mythical Panda

      Bees carrying and depositing pollen into flowers represents male fertilisation.

      Birds laying eggs represents female ovulation.

    2. Tara

      Tara

      It's a well known fact in the biologist community that birds and bees often have crazy, drunken affairs that lead to a multitude of unplanned pregnancies with bird/bee hybrids.  We're trying to warn you about the dangers of this real threat and why better education could help this unfortunate situation.

    3. Speederino

      Speederino

      Wait wait wait does that mean humanity itself is a bird/bee hybrid? Because I was under the impression they played a role in human childbirth, specifically.

    4. Mythical Panda

      Mythical Panda

      It’s just an idiom.

    5. Tara

      Tara

      Shows what you know, Panda.  My dad made love to a bird and nine months later, a little baby was born.

      It wasn't me, and it wasn't even THEIR baby.  Just saying that in the intervening time, a baby just happened to be born.

    6. Speederino

      Speederino

      Huh. My mother was a bird who made love to a human man. Nice to know there’s someone else out there like me.

  7. God the time change has been throwing me off all day.

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

      had the day off today AND i got an extra hour of sleep and time in the day to do stuff, woke up feelin like

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  8. Just watched live action Lion King. Gotta be honest, I actually liked that more than I thought I would. In a weird way, I think it actually helps that it's basically the exact same movie again. Ideally there should be new stuff in these remakes, but live action Aladdin tried that and sucked at it so

    Damned if you do, damned if you don't I guess.

  9. Kind of a lame-ish Halloween tbh. There was a small party at work which was nice enough, it gave me an excuse to dress up a little for the first time in years. Aside from that, there were hardly any trick-or-treaters and we just came off of a big snowstorm. So this feels more like January than October.

    Ah well. I like having an excuse to watch Nightmare Before Christmas 😛

    1. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      It snowed here so I really couldn't do anything this year.

      It was way too cold and nothing happened.

    2. Ferno

      Ferno

      bring back the skeleton wars

    3. Treacher

      Treacher

      Pretty windy and saw some supermarket employees dressed up as a devil and Elastigirl. Pretty quiet Halloween otherwise. Least I got Baskin Robbins ice cream on sale.

  10. Damn it Gooigi stop tracking your goo in the house you gooey bastard.

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Gooigi: YOU'RE NOT MY REAL DAD E. GADD

  11. Deleting the Twitter app off my phone is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I still check it, but only once or twice a day instead of every 30 fucking minutes like I used to.

    1. Mythical Panda

      Mythical Panda

      I’d say deleting your account altogether would be a better decision, but you do you.

    2. Speederino

      Speederino

      I don’t want/need to leave it altogether, I was just kinda addicted to it. I really couldn’t go more than an hour or two without checking it, and given some of the shit that’s on there that is NOT something I needed that often.

  12. I just played some Arkham for the first time in a few years, am thrilled to see I still remember the combat controls just fine.

  13. Please, take a look.

  14. Heeeeeey, wanna hear a joke? Why is six afraid of seven? Because seven is a vampire!

  15. Has anyone else heard of The Wandering Inn, by chance? It's a free web serial but the first two volumes also have ebook versions (and one audiobook). I just got into it and...fuck, man. Fuck I love this.

    1. Sean

      Sean

      Haven't heard of it but I might check it out

  16. I've settled into the new job pretty well, the only thing I'm hating is the commute. It's about a half hour drive even with clear traffic, but I'm almost driving during rush both ways. It's really more like an hour spent just sitting in stop and go traffic, and I've yet to find a way to avoid it.

    I have freedom with my schedule, though. Either I need to get up and leave at the ass-crack of dawn so I can go home by mid-afternoon, or clock in late morning and leave just as evening traffic hopefully dies down. I'm not sure I like either of these options but *shrug*

  17. Of all the forms of storytelling, nothing grips my emotions as much as a good book does. And I really don’t know why, I only just now realized this.

    1. Speederino

      Speederino

      Like when a sad or anger-inducing moment happens in a movie, I might feel a twinge of something but it’s pretty rare that I actually cry or seethe. Maybe it’s because movies tend to happen quickly, you don’t always get time to really soak in the moment. A book, on the other hand, can take its time and explore the moment. It’s sometimes easier to develop deeper, more personal connections to a character. I don’t know, just a guess.

  18. What the fuck I went to what I thought would be a more private bathroom to conduct my business and like four fucking people walk in as soon as I sit down. #PublicServiceAnnouncement

  19. I’m working SO fucking hard right now. Look at me, doing the work. Yep. This is me, working.

    1. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      Work all day

       

    2. Speederino

      Speederino

      No I got off an hour and a half ago FUCK OFF

  20. I really wish Sonic Generations was on Switch. Like, REALLY wish it. I guess the closest thing right now is Sonic Forces so uh...um...

    I really wish Sonic Generations was on Switch.

    1. Sean

      Sean

      They should fix the Steam version so that it's not complete trash and frustrating to set up, and then new consoles afterwards

    2. Speederino

      Speederino

      But I want a portable version I can bring to work.

      No the 3DS version doesn't count.

    3. Mythical Panda

      Mythical Panda

      I wish all the boost games would get modern ports tbh

  21. I need to get into audiobooks again, they would pair well with my line of work. I'll just get on the internet and- why are audiobooks so expensive? Why? Why are they so expensive, Mommy?

    1. Speederino

      Speederino

      I guess I should subscribe to Audible again. I still think that's a little excessive at $180 a year but basically you get like 36 audiobooks for the price of four or five at regular price (granted, the majority of them are exclusive to Audible). That sounds amazing on paper but damn if it doesn't feel like a racket.

  22. Just got a bad haircut and now I’m grumpy about it 😕

    1. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      I know that feel, man. When that happens, I tend to just saw "screw it" and cut it all down low to let it grow back, but I have afro hair that grows back fairly fast, so I can afford to do that.

      Well, that, and I usually wear a hat anyways.

    2. gato

      gato

      It rarely happens to me (I think maybe once or twice in my whole life) but yeah, it sucks.

      And then you sometimes get people commenting on it because it's not your usual cut.

  23. Not sure what I think about iOS 13. I don’t think it’s as bad as people are making it out to be but I have noticed a couple things that have been seemingly made less convenient and more frustrating for no real reason.

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