Welp, it's been more than 10 years with this PC and now the internal fan died and I've got "heat damage". It's been a good run, probably time I finally upgraded again. Looking forward to backing up my project to transfer it to a new PC.
Maybe I'm a weird gamer, but... I just don't care much about your music or your visuals. I tune out the visuals after an hour, so they're not impressive, and I haven't heard a "good soundtrack" for a game in so many years that I typically turn off music in games after the first few hours. Why do reviewers still bother rating visuals and sound design in an age where both are worthless?
...and I somehow just spent like 3.5 hours working on my crazy idea for a card game. I pick it up and put it down. I pick it up and put it down. It's a weird project to engage in when I have no artistic talent what-so-ever.
I'm working hard at my job today, doing the tail end of a really long job for one of our customers. She shot out there, out of nowhere, "I should come down sometime and take you out to drinks as thanks". I have no idea how to respond to that in a professional setting so it was the awkward, "I'm just doing what I can".
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond: Easy Mode all game. Highly overleveled. Elite Four: Brutal at Level 68 because suddenly the RNG is stacked against me and I'm being one-shot without STAB by mons 5 levels under me. Okay game, you want to cheat? Let's cheat. Resets to burn out your RNG crap so I can win fair fights.
I've been playing Pokemon pretty heavily and religiously since Gen 1 on the old original Gameboy. Today is the first time I've EVER gotten the Pokerus in any game. I got it fighting Team Galactic of all things.
Pokemon AI Logic: "Enemy is weak to Fire, I better use Rain Dance to make fire type moves less effective. I should just always cast Rain Dance first no matter what, even though it's a niche move that I'm not set up to exploit."
Hooray for inconsiderate people! Load laundry into washer in the laundry room. Both dryers are open and not in use. I come back after washing to find both dryers in use. Now I have to trek up or down a floor to finish laundry while hauling wet and heavy clothes.
I think my job is toxic. Or, maybe the people I work with. Reporting to HR in an interview that it's stressful and I went from 680 hours of sick leave to 260 in a year of doing this job is kind of an eye opener. Leave I built up over the course of 16 years of being there every single day, no matter what.
Everyone needs a friend who enjoys breaking everything in a game. They are the best playtesters and the best to keep you down to earth. "My game is great!" 2 days later when they broke it, "Welp, I design crap, time to bugfix!"
I sometimes find it disheartening that my ex thinks the anime archetype of "cool, smart, reliable, but emotionally detached and cruelly calculating" guy reminds her so much of me. And that she finds it attractive.
Historically, "honor" isn't what has won fights. Being as brutally dishonorable and malicious as possible has done that. This is a tactic that works for any fight. Honor doesn't matter when you're the loser.
The concept art for the sprite of Senary, a major character in my upcoming (as-of-yet-unnamed) project. She is known as the Timelord because she can "stop time" by making eye contact with a person; Paralyzing them for a short period of time through a type of hypnosis. Tell me what you think about her. I'm thinking of changing the color of her coat.