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By Gedvondur (Fri Oct 18, 2019 at 03:22:44 PM EST) Neighbors, Health, TidePods (all tags)
 Trying to keep some content flowing, keep what’s going on. You know, write a diary. Bonus: Fuck facebook update here.


So my Racist Uncle has survived his operation and is in recovery. The cancer wasn’t as bad as they thought, but he’ll still need chemo. Still might die from the cancer or chemo. But so far so good.

I saw a doctor for the first time in like a year and a half this week. My medical PTSD and needle phobia keeps me away for the most part. But I think there is something structural wrong with the right knee. I don’t trust it side-to-side. I have an MRI scheduled for that. Plus, my right elbow hurts.

A few years ago I had issues with my right elbow, I tore a tendon in it. The doc at the time looked it over and gave me two options. First option was six months to a year of PT followed by painful surgery to cut off the tendon and reattach it. Second was to let it heal and see how much it hurt. Either way, things were *not* ever going to be the same, carrying capacity wise. I chose the second option. As it turns out, in about six months the pain had subsided. I’m careful with it. Used to be I’d pick up just about anything. These days, not so much. I’ve had tennis elbow before, repetitive strain injury in my elbow relating to typing and mouse usage. I’m hoping it’s just tendonitis again. But it has been two months now. Sigh.

Lastly, I got a referral for mental health. I’ve been depressed and frankly I can’t fall asleep. I take edible cannabis, a fairly low dose, every night to sleep. I have trouble concentrating at work. I’m starting to wonder if there isn’t a brain-chemistry aspect to all of it. Worth talking to someone about, anyway.

In other news, my wife is now getting tentative inquires about work after graduation. It's all very preliminary, but exciting. We will see how that goes. Gotta stay focused on the now.

My buddy and I are almost through Borderlands 3. If you are looking for a fun shooter that won’t make you crazy, has a lot of humor, and good game play, check this one out.

I’ve ordered the stuff to do spherification. I’m a gonna make alcoholic tide pods. If you wanna know how:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY168PJ7B5I&feature=youtu.be

In neighborhood stuff, our gangster neighbors are moving out. (The guy, Chris, was tatted all to hell and back. But nice.) They got a 25 foot dumpster and filled it….TWICE. They threw out a LOT of shit I think should have gone to GoodWill or some other thrift shop. But they did ZERO outdoor maintenance and frankly their place looked like shit, despite them being fairly quiet. So we will have to see what they do with the property and who moves in. Kitty-corner across the road, the husband appears to have moved out as well. That’s good, as I called the cops on him (anon) about three months ago for loudly and drunkenly threatening his wife. I’ve seen Metro there a few times. I’m not gonna miss him. Honestly, I rent this house I don’t have a lot invested in the neighborhood, and all I want is peace and quiet until we move next year. All of this has been too much drama already.

Work is depressing, but you knew that already. So fuck it.

Anyway, my imaginary internet friends, I wish you a good weekend. And start posting again. Please.

 
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I gotta wait out Epic by dark nowhere (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Oct 18, 2019 at 04:22:37 PM EST
for Borderlands 3. I know a Steam monopoly is bad, but the competition is pretty sleazy and takes every opportunity to rub me the wrong way.

Probably for the best though because I'm still not over the voice change for Claptrap. I don't know what happened there, but I'd be happier if they'd just written him out of the game. (Imagine if they kept Scooter around but used the voice actor from the Tales game?)

Problem is, by the time it hits Steam it'll be just about Cyberpunk 2020: 2077 (2020) time.


I tried to post a few days ago but did that thing where I wrote a bunch of stuff, decided nobody would want to read it and just axed it.

I do have some synthesizer gushing coming up that I'd be scrawling on walls if I was the last human survivor on earth, such is my compulsion, so I guess that'll happen whenever they arrive.

See you, space cowboy.

Hmmm by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Oct 18, 2019 at 06:12:33 PM EST
Ya, I've decided the entire video game industry is shady scum-bags, just based on how they treat their employees.  I decided I just don't care what platform sells the game or what chicanery they are doing unless it effects me directly. If I have to judge the industry by moral lights, I'd have to stop playing.

I didn't play the earlier games, so I didn't know Claptrap changed voices. I fuckin' hate that character and its voice. But other than the intro "new character" sequences it seems to be very secondary.

Gameplay is good. I finished Wolfenstein Youngblood before this, and it was a LOT harder and frankly more frustrating. But overall, it has been scratching the itch.

As to writing....honestly, don't write it for us, write it for you. Getting it out can be helpful. Reading it later, even years later, can help contextualize. At least for me it does.  Plus I want to hear what you've got to say.  The synth stuff is interesting, I'm not a musician but I'm interested none the less!


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It's how they treat their customers. by dark nowhere (4.00 / 1) #3 Sat Oct 19, 2019 at 02:19:56 AM EST
Steam operates in remarkably good faith from the customer perspective. Granted this happened with Orange Box, but too many others started demanding we use their store/launcher/id system, and it means installing some software that's usually buggier than Steam and I have to draw the line. So it's Steam or nothing until someone can give me a compelling reason.

A lot of people disliked Claptrap. Originally the claptraps were universally annoying, either reminding you of all the missions you'd decided never to do every time you changed areas, or needing you to find a repair kit to fix them up. The latter involved a lot of potentially frustrating treasure hunts which you needed to do in order to unlock inventory slots.

In the second and pre-sequel they cut the population down to 1 and made him "the annoying guy." I found him pretty entertaining even if he pulled the occasional lamp shade. Anyway, the 2-era Claptrap sounded like a real character, but the new one sounds more like they were just fired from their last cartoon for children under six and decided to try doing video games. I can't hear him talk without hearing someone trying to do voice acting. For comparison, if you're interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3R3iBwGTKA

See you, space cowboy.

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