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The scene in "They Live" where Roddy Piper just wants Keith David to put on the fucking glasses so he can see the truth, and instead gets a 15-minute fistfight, before he puts on the glasses and sees the truth.

That's what it's like so, so often.

Put on the motherfucking glasses already.

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In the world I see, you are stalking elk through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center.
You'll wear leather clothes that will last you the rest of your life.
You'll climb the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Sears Towers.
And when you look down, you'll see tiny figures pounding corn, laying strips of venison on the empty car pool lane of some abandoned superhighway.
β€”Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

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One problem of doing any is I get used to bytes and kilobytes again, and then when I see modern junk need megabytes or gigabytes, I flip my shit and scream "what the fuck do you need 325,000 Atari 800s for just to draw a screen?!"

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I wrote this as a ha-ha-but-seriously-yes:

You should only use software you wrote for yourself, never let anyone else touch it. Other Peoples' Code is the work of the devil.

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I really do worry about the mental health of GNU/Linux users. They're like FOX "News" viewers, so much completely anti-reality shit fed to them it starts backing out of their mouths.

"We're the only free people! The UN/New World Order/Apple/Communists/Fluoridators are going to make you wear masks/use their app store/bottled water and take away mah guns/compilers/precious bodily fluids!"

Dude. Chill the fuck out, it's not like that.

> These are hiking distances, and that’s what forays into the wilderness will feel like: hilariously deadly hiking trips with the world’s most suicidal scout troop.

Again I look for comedies on any streaming service, come up with only moron shows, reality/dramedy shows, or kid shows. Some standup, but most standup these days annoys me, it's kids whining.

So instead something I've seen before with a light tone… SG-1. I'll just fucking rewatch the whole series whenever I need a mood up.

Really I just want a giant hamster cage.

A big running wheel so I can feel productive even doing nothing but spinning wheels, regulated food & water tubes so I don't get fat, some soft wood chips to sleep in, maybe a puzzle dispenser that gives me a coffee or treat but no more than once an hour. Sometimes female company, but she should have her own hamster cage, not be my problem.

Ideal lifestyle. Aliens, if you're listening, I'm ready for an abduction & alien zoo.

β™« Evil power disappears
Demons worry when the wizard is near
He turns tears into joy
Everyone's happy when the wizard walks by
Never talking
Just keeps walking
Spreading his magic

β™« I have a mansion, forget the price
Ain't never been there, they tell me it's nice
I live in hotels, tear out the walls
I have accountants pay for it all

They say I'm crazy, but I have a good time
I'm just looking for clues at the scene of the crime
Life's been good to me so far

I've been looking forward to this rant for sooooo long.

King's Quest VIII is such a massive turd. It's great to see someone play through it and complain about everything wrong with it.

Would you rather be:

I appreciate when a writer gives me enough information to be one step ahead of the characters, but when it's multiple steps and they would have to be idiots not to realize, now it's frustrating.

(Tim Pratt's The Wrong Stars)

Shopping day, apparently. Buncha foods I can't easily shop for around here, without an hour drive.

Then the old RPG book shop, where I look at books I sold, lost, or were destroyed in two damned floods (I should move to a desert.), or never realized were cool back in the day. Most at $40-900 and I go "fuck that". Seriously the box set I want most is over $500. 😩

But I got a few old modules for <$10 each so I feel like I got away with something.

β™« Your new gods, your new ways
All seek to dispel me
With doctrines of fear built on lies
The hidden one, no longer
I claim my dominion
To the sun of your age, I arise

And in RPG news, 'Venger Satanis' gets Encounter Critical:

Venger's kind of a dick and a troll thus the pseudonym, but he makes some good rules-light games; Alpha Blue especially is the best space porn RPG ever made. Ever hope there was a Deep Space 69, Galaxina, Barbarella, Satisfiers of Alpha Blue (thus the fucking name), RPG? It's AB. Crimson Dragon Slayers is "what if D&D didn't suck", even if it's a little hyperactive 12-year-old for some tastes.


Jerry Robin update: Is gone now. Either flew away just fine or neighborhood cat or snake got her. I've never seen one spend that long on the ground before, tho. These are dangerous parts.

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TBL is an old, white, English man. NFT: Almost inevitable. QAnon: Maybe not. "Britain for British!", BNP, "Identity Party": Expected next.

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