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WApol, 45, ceramics
I'm reading the statements of the 36 people who want to be governor, and the Fricking Yikes meter is maxed out.
The first one listed repeats the phrase "Stop Seattle/King Fascism With Idiotic Face" 25 times, numbered as if in a list, and caps it off with "Vote for Trump and me" so there's no telling what an idiot-faced fascist is supposed to be in his reckoning.
There's the one whose full name is "Goodspaceguy". He explains his original name was too common to show up in searches, and his Space Core thing would be cute except he specifically lists himself as a "Trump Republican" and scoffs at pandemic measures.
There's one whose entire platform is climate denial and the increase of fossil fuel use.
One of the non-incumbent Democrats mentions that the police need more and better equipment.
The platform statement i like most is from an independent whose Experience is None, and Other Experience is None, and who only graduated high school, and from his picture did not graduate high school recently.
I can trace almost everything YouTube recommends to me, good or bad, to videos I have viewed, whether yesterday or a decade ago. It's such that I can keep up with most things I want to without subscribing. But I am certain I have never actually watched anything by or adjacent to LegalEagle, the Ryan Gosling-faced lawyer, and I'm just sort of puzzled by the persistence.
earworm: subjects including mh, medical, mortality, apocalypse, horror generally
Since its release, the extremely catchy "The Existential Threat" by Sparks has been repeating in my head. It's the latest video by Cyriak, and all together it captures perfectly what it's like to be aware of a perilous and obviously doomed world with unaccountably happy and carefree people in it.
game review, The Search
"The Search" (a brief point & click in the Bundle) is a very pretty gloss on a very primitive game. I might be captivated by the mystery if there were any mystery, but the voice of the player character explains every meaning as if you can't be trusted to understand symbolism because you might not have read Jung. So it isn't really a spoiler to say the story of this game about an artist wanting inspiration boils down to (generously) "listen to your heart" or (less generously) "my favorite idea is being creative."
Not really up to engaging with character, meaning, or story at all, so the first game I opened from The Bundle was "The Floor Is Jelly" which I finished in a couple days. Stays fresh while it lasts, but finishes with an awkward if ultimately effective way to make you grateful there isn't any more.
My gaming time lately is mostly spent with Portal pinball by Zen. It's unusually difficult for pinball; everything's very fast, and the list of steps required for most objectives can only be described as completely unreasonable. But it's a difficulty I respect. I like it. It helps that the Portal theme is executed well; though it isn't heavy on actual portals, it uses the characters and other elements entertainingly and much more faithfully than other licensed stuff.
CW all the tiring world stuff
Yester-midnight I carried out the tense exertion of a grocery run, and later that day I received the zazzle masks I ordered a month ago so that maybe I won't have to origami and wash this one bandana every time. Then I stayed awake much too long skirmishing with the cop-lovers on imgur who drone on about "animals, looters, hurting their own cause, burning their own neighborhoods, small businesses." And I woke up at the same time tonight so I'm pretty tired.
A little more Hain and the Half Coin! http://cerulean.st/hain/#new
Okay, this is enough for a start! Please go to http://cerulean.st/hain/ if you want to read the beginning of my new comic, "Hain and the Half Coin"!
isolation side effects
Since I moved here, I have shrugged off any occasional noise problems with "That's cute, but it's not like an actual literal pile driver, which I still remember having to live with." However, now that the Stompy family upstairs is home all the time, I admit that the 200th Daily Attack-The-Floor Umptathlon is wearing thin. Some events like "put more vertical energy than horizontal into crossing a room" are okay, but others get to me just by putting questions in my head because they seem to involve bowling furniture at other furniture.
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