The Grouch's Trash Pile [Currently: Sims 4]

Discussion in 'Your Bijou Blogette' started by Mercury, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. Mercury

    Mercury 17 Quicksilver Scribe Tramples The Unrepentant

    Blurgh I feel like crap (early bedtime tonight. EARLY.) but I'm still super hype over Endwalker stuff!!! MALE! VIERA!!!!

    And REAPER. God I hope I like the way reaper plays, that goth edgelord bullshit is EXACTLY my jam. There's only one job in the game I genuinely don't like playing at all and that's dragoon... which reaper is going to share armor with. Which doesn't necessarily mean anything! But man I will be a sad panda if I try out reaper and don't like it. T_T (Especially if they don't make dark knight more interesting again... it's more fun and less annoying to play than it was in SB, but it's still kind of just warrior with some bits tacked on, which sucks.)

    I'm of course also hoping I like sage since I've wanted new healer toys for aaaaages... and just hoping I like whatever they do to healers in general. ShB changes were overall pretty disappointing, even if my main of white mage did end up the most fun to play from the getgo. Scholar is just kind of... limp, now, playstyle-wise, and the pet clunkiness only adds to that.
     
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  2. Mercury

    Mercury 17 Quicksilver Scribe Tramples The Unrepentant

    I have got to stop waiting for permission to do things. I don't mean things one reasonably needs permission for, I mean shit like "spending the money to change my name and get my documents changed, even though it is A Lot Of Money", "You really really want Thing and can afford it and told yourself you'd buy it", and "digging up self-learning materials for Python and learning enough to make games in it". Who cares if Python isn't the best language to make silly little text adventures in! Who's going to stop me, the programming cops??
     
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  3. Mercury

    Mercury 17 Quicksilver Scribe Tramples The Unrepentant

    Vax #1 get! My age group finally came up in the rollout late last month so I promptly booked an appointment, which wasn't until today. So far I've experienced:
    • Sore arm (mostly upper arm muscles and shoulder; vax site is completely fine)
    • Headache which may be due in part to the stormy weather/insane pollen count
    • Fatigue that hit a couple hours after; it got heavy enough I actually considered a nap, but didn't go for it. It lifted to a more normal level a couple hours ago; I'll go to bed a bit early and probably sleep like a rock
    • Queasiness for a few hours but also
    • HONGRY -- it's not quite T H E H U N G E R of my first few months on T, but it's very "more fuel! more fuel!" sort of hungry
    And that's it so far! My second dose is in late August.
     
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  4. Mercury

    Mercury 17 Quicksilver Scribe Tramples The Unrepentant

    Side effects, day 2: woke up feeling mostly okay, but as the morning wore on I felt increasingly shitty, and in the early afternoon finally had to give in and lay down. I slept for three hours and could have easily stayed in bed, except Gordon was stomping all over me and I was hungry.

    It's now 6 and I'm strongly considering going the fuck back to bed.
     
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  5. Mercury

    Mercury 17 Quicksilver Scribe Tramples The Unrepentant

    Bleh. May be feeling better, but I guess we'll see tomorrow. Did you know that apparently only a small percentage of people get side effects with the first dose? :')

    Anyway, I just finished reading this gameplay challenge for the new interior decorator career in Sims 4 and I've been sitting here cackling the entire time. The creator's own summary of it has me sold:

     
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  6. Mercury

    Mercury 17 Quicksilver Scribe Tramples The Unrepentant

    "I jUsT cAn'T DeAl WiTh sInGuLaR tHeY" people shut the fuck up challenge. We deal with 'you' being plural as well as singular every single day without comment; you can learn to get used to singular 'they'.

    Just saw some dense motherfucker saying wanting to "go back to Old English" and use words like thou and thee because "it sounds better than 'they'". Ah yes, let's go back to 'Old English' and use... the singular form of 'you' for a third-person singular pronoun?? Please, people, just. Shut the fuck up.
     
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  7. rainbowbarnacle

    rainbowbarnacle Cat Aggrandizer

    Good *lord*. I don't know whether to laugh at these people or groan.
     
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  8. Mercury

    Mercury 17 Quicksilver Scribe Tramples The Unrepentant

    I've been dragging my feet on replacing my phone because it still works just fine. Sure I can't update it past iOS 12.x and thus can't update some software or even run some other stuff, but physically it's been sound -- but this morning I noticed the faceplate/screen is coming up, and I can't get it to fit back down. Feels kind of like something inside is bulging.

    SIGH. It's not going to be a financial hardship right now, but I Dislike phone shopping, especially since it's choosing between one evil (Apple) or another (Google-controlled Android). Hmmm, do I want overpriced proprietary bullshit with no headphone jack, or do I want a little piece of the panopticon in my pocket??

    -- OH JESUS CHRIST some of these cost as much or more than an entirely new desktop computer!

    If you need me, I'll be on my fainting couch recovering from sticker shock. X_x
     
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  9. Mercury

    Mercury 17 Quicksilver Scribe Tramples The Unrepentant

    In other news, ty Jas for directing me towards kurtas -- Aud looked some up on Etsy for me, and that kicked my ass into gear to browse further. I found a great shop that's in Europe so the shipping isn't painful, and the most amazing jacket...

    Yeah, I bought one. XD; I didn't strictly need it, but I've been making do with a hoodie with a windbreaker over as a fall/spring jacket, and I've been pining for a denim jacket... but this is way cooler than a denim jacket. I also got a shirt in black to test the sizing for both me and J, see if the 'one size up from your western size' is a good idea or not. Once we have that figured, we can order some more for both of us -- they have SO MANY colors, and J likes that style of shirt too (he has a rayon tie-dyed one that I bought him 2002 that's still in fantastic shape.)

    And that'll be the end of my Chrimbo money :'D I'm sure J will pitch in for additional shirts for him, though. He's needed a bit of a wardrobe update -- he's got t-shirts from the early 2000s that have not stood the test of time very well...
     
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  10. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    !!! Rainbow jacket :)
     
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  11. Mercury

    Mercury 17 Quicksilver Scribe Tramples The Unrepentant

    HAVE Y'ALL SEEN THE FINAL FANTASY: ORIGINS TRAILER? BECAUSE HO GOD IT LOOKS BAD

    A dude in my FC said it looked like the bad DMC reboot, and after a few moments I was like, wait, the devs on this are Ninja Theory, aren't they the ones that made the bad DMC reboot...?

    Yes. Yes they were. And they apparently haven't updated their house style in the last decade, but I'm sure they think everyone is going to be super excited to play angry Generic McWhitedude, off-brand Prompto, and Some Black Guy Who Gets Maybe Three Lines. Oh, and of course no women in sight (just one who sounds 13, in a shitty voiceover) because it's not like women play Final Fantasy games, amirite? :V

    (Remember when the FF franchise and jRPGs in general were considered games for girls, when people were willing to admit that girls played games at all? I remember.)
     
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  12. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    I think it's Team Ninja, not Ninja Theory. But Team Ninja are the culprits responsible for Metroid: Other M.

    People in a Discord I'm in described it as "like a couple of friends spontaneously decided to do an improv joke voice over of a very serious movie trailer" and "I never thought I'd see something from 2010 get published in 2022."
     
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  13. Mercury

    Mercury 17 Quicksilver Scribe Tramples The Unrepentant

    WELL ONE OF THOSE NINJA NAMES ANYWAY

    lol yeah. My fc friend said, "It's the perfect crystallization of a bygone era. Not a good era."
     
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  14. Mercury

    Mercury 17 Quicksilver Scribe Tramples The Unrepentant

    My jacket isn't heeeeere yeeeeet >_< It was delayed in Belgium for two days, and then arrived in the country a couple of days ago and... has been sitting at Vantaa for two days, and shortly after five FINALLY updated to "out for delivery". Hopefully there will be a 'pick up your package here' slip in the mailbox tonight.
     
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  15. Mercury

    Mercury 17 Quicksilver Scribe Tramples The Unrepentant

    Oh my package got here! Delivered right to my door! I didn't expect that haha

    The jacket fits great -- a bit close fitting around my hips but it looks fine, a size bigger would mean for way too long sleeves. It feels very cozy! The shirt's sleeves are definitely too long, but I plan to wear it with the sleeves rolled up to my elbow, anyway.
     
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  16. rainbowbarnacle

    rainbowbarnacle Cat Aggrandizer

    YAAAAAAY i'm so glad it fits! It sucks how you can never be sure with online clothes until they get there
     
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  17. Mercury

    Mercury 17 Quicksilver Scribe Tramples The Unrepentant

    It pains me how much more expensive Apple phones are to Android ones, but -- aside from Google being the Evil Panopticon -- apparently every new Android phone in existence is fucking massive? J has a Samsung he needs to replace that has a 5.5" screen and it's too big for him to use comfortably, and he has a WAY bigger hand* than I do. After a quick look through Verkkokauppa, it looks like most of the Androids are at least that big, if not bigger! What kind of bear paws and voluminous pockets are people expected to have?!

    *singular, because he only has one.
     
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  18. Mercury

    Mercury 17 Quicksilver Scribe Tramples The Unrepentant

    I went looking through my Tumblr askbox to figure out if I had anything saved that I could suss general date of something out with, and I didn't, but I do have an absolute shitton of old asks about drama I don't even remotely remember, and all that I actually accomplished was bumming myself out. It wasn't even remotely important, I was just curious. Bluh.

    I should probably just nuke the whole inbox. :p
     
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  19. Mercury

    Mercury 17 Quicksilver Scribe Tramples The Unrepentant

    TRAVERSION IS BACK, BABY!!!!

    I assisted with a complete re-write and edit of the Chapter 0 script, and it is a considerable improvement. As you may have seen already on Tumblr, there were some significant problems with the creator's former co-writer. Anyway, I'm very proud of the work we did on the script and how well it meshes with the art, and I'm looking forward to seeing people's reactions as the chapter unfolds. :3

    I forget if I mentioned here already, but I'll also be working as Traversion's script editor going forward :)
     
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  20. rainbowbarnacle

    rainbowbarnacle Cat Aggrandizer

    That is TOO AWESOME <3
     
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