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  1. Aaaaaand my phone won’t turn on. Great.

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      Speederino

      It’s an iPhone so nope. And I tried hooking it to the computer and the results were weird. iTunes wouldn’t recognize the phone but the computer could at least tell *something* was plugged in. I dunno. It’s looking like I’m gonna have to ditch work for a bit tomorrow to take it in for repairs.

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  2. Aaaaaand my phone won’t turn on. Great.

    1. Speederino

      Speederino

      If anyone tells me to try charging it, I will take the charging cable and shove it up their nostrils. Capiche?

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  3. Imagine being able to do this many spot-on impressions. Holy shit.

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      Speederino

      All of his impressions are spot-on from what I can tell. Also:

      This one is even better. The suit actors are so impressed that *they* request a picture with *him*.

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  4. To this day I have no idea what purpose the "Too Many Rings" reaction serves. What sentiment does it convey? How is it applicable to anything? What are the potential use-cases?

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      Speederino

      I ate way too many bologna sandwiches.

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  5. The Trix rabbit’s existence is just cruel. Imagine your sole purpose-your one and only goal and reason for living- is to have a bowl of cereal. And you aren’t allowed to ever have it because of some jack-ass kids. #JusticeForTheRabbit

    1. Speederino

      Speederino

      Right? Why spend so much time and effort in preventing a silly rabbit from accomplishing his dreams?

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  6. The Trix rabbit’s existence is just cruel. Imagine your sole purpose-your one and only goal and reason for living- is to have a bowl of cereal. And you aren’t allowed to ever have it because of some jack-ass kids. #JusticeForTheRabbit

    1. Speederino

      Speederino

      That’s the problem right there: who says rabbits can’t have cereal? Society? FUCK society! Better for him to finally accomplish his life’s goal and maybe die from it rather than live an endless, miserable existence where he never gets to be happy.

      I mean at the very least let him have a bite of that shitty yogurt like come ON

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  7. I’ve done basically nothing except sleep over the last 17 hours. I guess surgery really takes it out of ya *shrug*

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      Speederino

      Appendicitis. It’s all taken care of now but I can’t do much except lay around.

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  8. 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.

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      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.

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  9. In an alt timeline where the storybook series continued, name some of the greatest hits.

  10. 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...

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      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.

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  11. 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

      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.

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  12. 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.

       

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

    1. 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.

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

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      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.

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  15. 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. 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.

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  16. 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.

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      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.

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

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      Speederino

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

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  18. 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. Speederino

      Speederino

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

      No the 3DS version doesn't count.

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  19. 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.

  20. What's your favorite game released this decade

    1. Speederino

      Speederino

      The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

      No really I’m not being meme-y this time. Not THIS time.

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  21. Is there any value in getting a job outside of your field, even if only for a while?

    1. Speederino

      Speederino

      Time, luck, a job agency, and 16 sacrifices to Pizzanomerous, God of the Cheeses.

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  22. Is there any value in getting a job outside of your field, even if only for a while?

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      Speederino

      I just started working at a health insurance company, the job has me going over medical records. Definitely not my area of expertise but I’m already learning a lot, and I intend to stick around and see where this takes me. 

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  23. The Switch is nearly three years old

    and we still don't have netflix

    1. Speederino

      Speederino

      This one really baffles me, yeah. Especially since Netflix said at some point that they don’t even plan to do it. But like...why?

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      Speederino

      I'm almost certain I've seen this on shelves a bajillion times, but I could just be thinking of Sonic Mania +. It's the same cover art though.

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