Home.

New power box in place.

Cords re-threaded and got rid of a few plugs of "what the heck does this even go to???"

I am still not entirely certain what happened, but the power box was definitely the issue. Compy seems fine.

That... is a massive relief in my headspace... I NEED my compy!!!

New battery backup get. The cost for a replacement battery was pretty close to the cost of a new unit, but I decided to upgrade instead... longer battery, larger wattage.

Ok. Less panic.

My power box has a battery back-up, and there is a safety feature that will stop power from going to the outlets connected to the battery when the battery is dead-dead, but the other outlets will work fine.

I just have to replace the battery (if that's possible on this unit) or get a new power box.

So... now to look up batteries...

... ok... WHAT THE HELL...

Woke up to my compy being off, and I didn't turn it off... PS4 was still on, because I had left it downloading a file.

... compy won't turn on... both are plugged into the same power box...

!!!PANIC!!!

I have it figured out, but... frig...

There are two sides to this power box. One side has a battery backup, which is the side that the compy and screen are plugged into... the other does not. The battery back-up side is dead.

I have absolutely no idea why, but it is dead-dead, and none of the outlets on that side of the box work. I gotta check to see if there's a fuse for that side...

Compy and screen seem fine when plugged into the other side, so that was the major concern.

But what the hell, electronics?!?!?

I am home...

Sinking City is downloaded...

... I'm gonna get cleaned up, and then play some spoopy monstery stuff!

I forget that I live in a tiny town...

I don't go out much beyond work. I am online a lot. I do have local friends, but I can count the number of times I go out to see them on one hand, per year... maybe...

Most of my everyday friends are all y'all, because I have a lot of difficulties with social, I get uncomfortable a LOT, and I'd rather just stay home...

I... forget that the actual world (the rural midwest town I live in) outside of my normal viewpoint online here is... full of rural white-bred midwesterners where this is likely the only place they will ever live and their highschool interest is their only partner, now 30+ years into a marriage of familiar annoyance...

... I don't like to go outside...

Raccoon and I got burritos.

The purple-haired server who wrapped them wrote "his" and "hers" on them to designate burrito ownership.

...

... I had to fight the impulse to ask if they had just assumed our burrito's genders... but I think that would have just made them read us as even more cis...

... I'm... kinda irritated now... fairly sure they were just "being cute"... but that's... no...

Julie... exercise does not stack...

... I mean... it does, but you can't start a new program with 5 days worth of workouts all at once just because your muscles don't hurt yet...

... 'CAUSE THEY HURT NOW, Mxie!!!

Won't lie... the sudden threat of a potential electrical fire is a PRETTY FRIGGIN' GOOD motivator... but I really didn't need a panic-attack on top of my existing panic attack...

About 10 minutes after I posted that previous toot, the TV flipped out...

... so...

... had to do some apartment rearranging... it was an old CRT TV of like 20+ years, so it was inevitable, and I get that...

Raccoon now has my TV monitor that I used for my consoles. I have the consoles now set up to a flatscreen compy monitor, and I'll just have to use headsets for the audio for a while... I can deal with that...

I'm not saying that I'm afraid of responsibility.

I am saying that it terrifies me when I feel like I need to face it... that for whatever reason my life is flailing completely out of control, it's completely my fault, and that everything is looming too large for me to grasp any control of it... and the epiphany moment when I consciously realize it.

... and I am tired as hell of feeling like this every day when I wake up.

These conclude my current thoughts about Woven.

It is adorable.

The narrator speaks entirely in rhyme as things happen, beyond slight commentary of how soff and cozy everything seems.

It is not at all a challenging game, at this point... it's more just slow, relaxing exploration, and that's adorable.

I am only just in the opening areas, so the puzzles may get a little harder, but, well... there isn't a jump button in the controls... just move and look.

Not so much action.

That's ok.

Soff and adorable is good.

More thoughts on Woven:

4: You can mix and match body parts as you find them, and change the patterns and colors of each part individually... and the piggy body is adorable!

5: There is a giant plush snek that is a fashionista, blocking my way... it just wants me to have the same pattern as it's hood, but I like how I look... oh well... I can change back, later...

6: ... I did not ask for this passive-aggression, Stuffy... but I'll let it slide.

Thoughts on Woven, thus far:

1: Stuffy, the protagonist, has multiple pronouns.

2: Stuffy has a good attitude and outlook on personal expression.

3: There are SHEEPIES!!!!!

I AM GOING TO PLAY THE PLUSH GAME, NOW!!!

Screenshots to follow...

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