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Hey RPG/horror/tarot folks! Mastadon's own @maenad has a Kickstarter going for a game called CLIMBING THE WITCH'S TOWER!

It hit its goal in its first 2 hours and there's plenty of time for you to hop onboard and unlock stretch goals... including the printing of an RPG scenario I wrote for Trophy Dark set in the Weird West! Wow!

Just backed Climbing the Witch's Tower. I loved Dying in Space so this was an easy choice. RPG masto people, check it out!

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The kickstarter for my Rooted in Trophy game, Climbing the Witch's Tower, is now live. Check it out for fairytale horror, some fun collaborations, and potentially me making a full tarot deck.

If Mr. 14 isn't horrified, I'm not parenting right.

(Today's iteration: making "little a salami" jokes.)

None of today's problems are actually majorly bad by themselves, but all of them together is making me want to go hide somewhere and stare at a wall for the rest of the day.

There are two secrets to being a good cook, I've realized.

1) Spend five years as a bad cook, then another five as a so-so cook.
2) You need more butter and salt in there. No, really, add more.

Just me and Mr Teen at home, so while I cook I am horrifying him by blasting the Beastie Boys.

(To the Five Boroughs, for those who want to know which album)

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- WHO declared a global emergency?
- That's what I'm tellin ya!
- Look this is getting us nowhere. Let's ask the Chinese. Who's the current head of the CCP?
- No he isn't!
- Isn't what?
- Hu isn't the CCP head.
- Seven billion people aren't!
- No I mean Hu was the CCP head, but Xi is now.
- Huh?
- No, Hu.
- I'm askin ya!
- Anyway WHO declared an emergency, not Xi.
- My head is spinning, I need to see the doctor, does the BBC have one?
-Sure, she regenerated two seasons ago.
- Who did?
- She did.

(For those who aren't software engineers, rubber duck debugging is a system where you tell your problems to an inanimate object, and realize you knew the solution already: )

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This happens far too often.

Walk into office.
Complain to co-workers about a technical problem that makes no sense
In the course of explaining it, realize what's happening and how to proceed.
Apologize to co-workers about using them as rubber ducks.

Clearly I need to optimize by first explaining to an actual rubber duck.

I like random shuffle for music during my commute, cause where else will music shift from Led Zepplin to Les Miserables?

Just stopped by Poetic Computation ( to see some very cool pieces of art/code/circuitry, including a neat piece by @aparrish. I'm glad I got a chance to go!

Ha ha argh. At some point in mid-December my Borderlands 3 install started clipping the edges off the map UI (and only the map UI, everything else is the same). After a few weeks of filing a bug report, following up with screenshots and video, and sending them debug information, they've closed the issue because...

My computer doesn't meet their minimum system requirements, so they don't need to care.

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Younger son to Older son: Didn't you read Seussical last year?
OS: What? No.
YS: Something -icle.
OS: ... The Crucible?
YS: Same thing.

Why do we even have feet, anyway? I want hooves, or wheels, or to crawl through the world leaving a trail of slime.

This toot brought to you by a brand new and different pain in the foot I broke, it's not the previous plantar fascitis pain and it's not where the bone broke either, argh, everything is terrible.

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In tonight's game of DYING IN SPACE, my bald experimental donkey-heart recipient met his doom alongside a diplomatic hair model (@katre), a former pool-cleaner/current astrophysicist robot (@panicbear ) and a spider creature (@maenad) aboard the starship HAIR TODAY.

If WE can die in space, YOU can die in space:

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