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2019-11-29:  "Re: Dungeon World" by Trip
2019-11-29:  "Dungeon World" by marithlizard
2019-10-29:  "Re: Leverage" by Trip
2019-10-29:  "Leverage" by marithlizard
2019-09-17:  "Full games" by marithlizard

13 December 2019 - Friday

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12 December 2019 - Thursday

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11 December 2019 - Wednesday

It was not my turn to get food, so we had enough. (Possibly too much, or possibly I was just unwise to order something I'd never had that was listed as "medium-spicy". Eating most of a tin of chocolate chip cookies was also a mistake.)

As anyone who is smarter than my character could have predicted, the apparently-friendly elf sold us out to the Lunars, framing us for murder after pretending to trade us an iron greave for a robin's egg and mystical Trickster secrets. Now most of us have been arrested by flying Lunar bird-weirdos, except the monk and the bandit, who are lurking in the woods. I suppose we could have tried to fight them, but D&D.


Read:

  • Genial Jack vol 1 (Jonathan Newell): A city built in the belly and on the back of an enormous, possibly-divine whale! The PC race writeups are in D&D5, so they're lame, but that's pretty much the only mechanics, and you can be a business octopus. The fantastical lands the whale travels near are only alluded to, but hopefully that's what volumes 2+ are for.

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10 December 2019 - Tuesday

Bah, work. Boss A is going abroad for a few weeks, so the rest of us need to cover the days she was on call, which is not actually tragic, it just makes me go bah.

I thought a customer might be exploding, but no, he's good. I guess we'll wait and found out what the experts think.


Watched:

  • Orphan Black 1.3: Some of the other characters are growing on me, but Felix is still best. Also Cosima is probably going to horribly betray everyone.

    Read:

    • Monstrosities (Matthew J Finch, et al): OSR monster manual, with all the giant monsters, color-coded dragons, and random nonsense that has become canon (otyugh, gnoll, rust monster, owlbear), and not enough novel monsters. The IOUNizer is good, though.
    • The Excellents (Adriel Wilson, Chris O'Neill): Princesses! Specific princesses, like the princess of maple syrup, or the princess of lasers, in a cartoon world of awesome that they have to protect. Uses a hack of the one-die-per-player system from Mazes, with special princess stuff on the max or min roll, so it's pretty success-heavy, which is good for younger players. I think I like Princess World better, but this is still worthy.
    • Phantasmagoria vol 1-2 (Chance Phillips): Adapts DCC with all its d14s and individual spell tables to space-going fantasy adventure. So basically the same as Starfinder in 1/10th the page count.

    Words: FAIL.

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    9 December 2019 - Monday

    I did some works today, but do not feel very productive.


    Watched:

    • Orphan Black 1.2: I think she actually handled that very competently, but Felix still deserves a better sister.

    Read:

    • Mononoke Sharing vol 1 (coolkyousinnjya): Human teen ends up housemates with five goofy and top-heavy monster girls, who she bonds with even though they are sometimes pretty annoying and/or gross.

    Words: FAIL.

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    8 December 2019 - Sunday

    I spent all day making three separate shopping trips, and spent about a zillion dollars, but none of it seems like it made the world a better place. I might change my mind when it starts getting cold and I'm glad I bought a heater, though.


    Watched:

    • RWBY 7.5: Okay, Robin is cool. But I don't know about any of these others. Except Schnee, we definitely know about him.
    • The Good Place 1.6: Wow, Eleanor was a real piece of work.

    Read:

    • The Wize Wize Beasts of the Wizarding Wizdoms (Nagabe): Short story manga collection of boy's love × Harry Potter × uplifted animals. Same art style as The Girl From The Other Side, but 1000% less doom.

    Words: FAIL.

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    7 December 2019 - Saturday

    I finally stopped being lame and tried out the new Thai place down the street. It is tiny, and has a tiny menu, but the food was fine. I will try to support them, even though they don't have an omnidrink machine or 80s music.


    Not only did I forget my bag with important things like meds when I went over to anime, I also forgot the garbanzo beans, so we had no hummus! It was tragic!


    Nigh-weekly anime:

    • RWBY 5.12-13: Vernal's secret revealed! Climatic battle with Cinder! Adam's plan thwarted! But still one episode left.
    • Chihayafuru 3.5: Of course that's who Chihaya has to face in the final round of the tournament! But it looks like Queen Mum might be a recurring character, so that's good.
    • My Hero Academia 68: I know Deku has the main plot and the scariest villains and everything, but I want to see more of Uravity and Froppy, and even Red Riot.

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    6 December 2019 - Friday

    Everyone was in meetings or dead or something, so when three tickets arrived in one hour, I handled all of them. None of them were obscure or urgent or anything, but I felt like I was not letting the side down.


    Watched:

    • Orphan Black 1.1: Well, that's a lot of doom. And death. And fake death. And distracting sex. And more doom. And bad decisions. And cute gay guys.

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    5 December 2019 - Thursday

    I did some work, I took some selfies until one was slightly less horrible than the others and set that as my profile picture for JIRA and whatnot (thus removing the oldest item from my todo list), and stayed at work until forever o'clock.

    When I got home, I found the accessory for my new iPad had been delivered, although the iPad itself is still in transit. This is acceptable.


    Words: FAIL.

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    4 December 2019 - Wednesday

    Today, there were cars on two completely separate railways, which engendered great confusion. (When we send the billionaires to the guillotine, let's use part of their hoarded wealth to get rid of at-grade crossings.) Brooks kindly gave me a lift part of the way, but there was confusion, so we were kind of late, and also I had failed at ordering an adequate amount of Thai food, so in many ways the evening was less than ideal. However, I had more fun playing 13G than usual, perhaps because there were no fight scenes. Our Heroines (and their trickster) were secretly given food by a high-level and chill Lunar, and more importantly, directions on how to escape the Mad Sultanate, which worked! Back in the normal world, they continued trying to get home (fortunately everyone's home is in the same direction from this far away), and met an elf who seemed friendly and said she wanted to trade but probably wants to eat them or pollinate them or something.


    Read:

    • Electric Bastionland Free Preview: Kind of like Troika! in that the world is mostly defined by the table of bizarre character backgrounds, but a little more focused in that all the backgrounds are failed careers and you are now collectively 10,000 moneys in debt so you have become treasure hunters.

    Words: FAIL.

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    3 December 2019 - Tuesday

    Watched:

    • Leverage 1.9: The one where Parker is the worst damsel in distress ever, but not the worst cancer patient ever. How did Sophie manage to not sleep with those guys, though?

    Read:

    • The Ultraviolet Grasslands and the Black City (Luka Rejec): Science-fantasy adventure in a world of unfamothably deep time, or at least the slice of it running from the western edge of the Rainbow Lands around the Circle Sea to the mysterious Black City in the far west. It is not unlike Numenera in some ways, it even describes active threats with a single number. However, it is better than Numenera because it adds an adjective, which might be roleplaying (L2, curious), mechanical (L1, paralytic), atmospheric (L4, howling), or just weird (L8, time-spliced). Also UVG is better because in Numenera, everything you meet or find or see is completely unique and bizarre, but in the UVG, there are classes of things. The vomes here might be different from the vomes at the last place you stopped, but they're all creepy, bug-ridden biomechanical monsters; the stuckforce here might be pinning an ancient structure to the sky while the stuckforce there is being used as load-bearing planets by the locals, but it's all still the detritus of ages of Tenser's floating disk and wall of force. It even comes with a system, sort of a stripped-down D&D where you can use inventory slots to store spells if you make a good case for it.

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    2 December 2019 - Monday

    Reorg at work, but I think it is minor enough to not portend any great doom.


    Watched:

    • Leverage 1.8: The one where Parker is the worst flight attendant ever.

    Read:

    • Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro vol 1 (Nanashi): Like "he's only sticking your pigtails in the ink because he liiiiiiiikes you", only gender-reversed so it's more psychological torment. The female lead is extremely gleeful about it, but meh.

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    1 December 2019 - Sunday

    Omens were unclear, but it turns out Dave was up for running SCRPG today despite spending days and days in Granite Bay with Thanksgiving food.

    Now that Mav is gone, the first order of business is to secure her extradimensional house so that it doesn't eat any squatters. It may be too late, as the place has been tossed, but the Rollers decide that the best way to keep anyone else from coming to grief in the house is to occupy it themselves. Surely this cannot go wrong! After a couple of weeks, they even stop getting lost (as long as they stay out of the attic) and start to make friends with the tiny people who live in the walls and sneak food from the kitchn (the same ones that worked in Mav's impossible weapons).

    After the disruption of Mav, the local mob bosses want to restore their power, so they try recruiting the Mechanic back to their side. A direct appeal doesn't get anywhere, so they try leaning on his friends the vintage cars, first roughing one up and then kidnapping several outright. Naturally the Rollers have to rescue them, despite the goons with cutting arcs holding the poor cars hostage! Since cars aren't that fussed about physical modifications, this doesn't work as well as the mobsters hope, even when they overload the arcs into plasma guns and set the garage on fire. Victory: the Rollers.

    The goons involved in that fight don't have much morale, but mob lawyers are getting the ones who were put away on Mav's escapades off on some kind of mind controll/duress technicality, and they want to recoup their losses, so they try holding up a casino. (Casinos get held up a lot in this town.) Despite having the last of the stock of Mav's weapons, and two transforming mecha suits diguised as vintage cars, this doesn't go well for them as Moth bursts in through the skylight to draw their fire, Nighthawk and Anonymouse pick them off from the shadows, and Feathers and the Mechanic charge with guns zapping and engines revving. The Rollers are victorious again!

    No gaming next fornight, gingerbread instead.


    Watched:

    • Leverage 1.7: The one with the mob wedding.

    Words: FAIL.

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    30 November 2019 - Saturday

    Dave and Marith and I escaped while the kids were at the park, which hopefully meant there was at least 36% less confusion when the other car left. But we were sad to leave our friends and return to the everyday world.

    There was some rain on the way back, and some traffic, but so much of either that we couldn't make it home in good time.

    As soon as I was not trapped in a box with humans, like as soon as I went out to catch the bus to get to the grocery store, I started coming up with ideas for continuing yesterday's DW game, and what is really going on.


    Watched:

    • RWBY 7.4: We can has plot? Maybe next time? But those guys are definitely related.
    • The Good Place 1.4-5: Jason is such a Jason.

    Read:

    • Nicola Traveling Around The Demons' World vol 1 (Asaya Miyanaga): Small girl with extremely limited and cute magical abilities wanders around with a demonic peddler, meeting demons who are not all that mean or scary.

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    29 November 2019 - Friday

    Man, sleeping is hard. But I eventually got up and ate a million pounds of leftovers and wandered around aimlessly. Ayse and Ken and assorted smols went to see Frozen II, but Marith and I did not go because it would have been logistically complicated. Instead Al and I went to the gaming store and I found a Christmas present for Ken. (I'm not sure what Marith did.)


    Played:

    • Gloomhaven: Apparently there's a whole different party for playing in Roseville! I tried the spellweaver, but I didn't do a very good job because I treated loss cards as a precious resource and didn't need to play my Special Card of Ultimate Power until like the second-last turn of the game. But we redefeated the necromancer and undead anyway, and this time managed to also get the treasure chest.
    • Codenames: Now Marith knows how to play Codenames, at least the cooperative version that is all we ever play! Also she is not worse at giving clues than me, because I got everyone murdered with "enlongated for 2".
    • Dungeon World: I declared that we were playing DW, and no one opposed me, the more fools them. I don't think it worked as well as at the con, because the energy of the group is not to take anything seriously. Also going to the moon is probably cooler than being shipwrecked. I did get them mixed up with pathetic ghouls and underground mazes and lost cities and smoke-ghost-monsters, at least. But later I heard Ken thought it was terrible, so I dunno.

    Words: VACATION.

    Dungeon World by marithlizard (Wed Dec 4 01:46:29 2019)

    I am quite sure it was not terrible, even if it wasn't to someone's personal taste!

    Re: Dungeon World by Trip (Sat Dec 7 15:25:03 2019)

    Enh, it wasn't great. I think Sherilyn may not have actually wanted to play. People are so difficult.

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    28 November 2019 - Thursday

    I had nothing to contribute to the cooking except a little bit of keeping kids out of the way, but I was there to help eat all of the everything! And also to lie around in a bloated heap.

    Jus's friend carries chopsticks and a tape measure everywhere, to be prepared.


    Played:

      Roll for the Galaxy: I came in dead last, I think because I worried too much about getting the most use of my early exploration powers and didn't ignore them in favor of building all the things I scouted.
    • Azul: Another unexpected victory! To the extent it was anything other than luck, I blame concentrating on my own tableau instead of worrying about what other people needed.

    Words: VACATION.

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    27 November 2019 - Wednesday

    Despite the usual amount of inefficiency, Marith and I successfully got a ride with Dave to Roseville Granite Bay to see Al and Sherilyn and one of their kids (the one not trapped at college by inclement weather) and Jus's best friend in the Sacramento suburbs and everyone was happy. As is our custom, we had take-out Chinese food because no one wants to cook on the day before Thanksgiving.


    Played:

    • Terraforming Mars: Somehow, I won! I played with a starter corporation because usually I suck, but although that gave me extra cards at the beginning of the game, I don't think they were qualitatively better cards. Maybe I was just more ruthless about culling cards that weren't immediately useful, but however it worked, I managed to keep bumping up my terraform rating, and had enough money toward the end of the game to buy a couple of milestones.

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    26 November 2019 - Tuesday

    It's like Tuesday and Friday! Yay! I mean, I had all the Tuesday meetings, but the one where I have to talk was really short because there isn't any more to this week as far as I'm concerned.


    Watched:

    • The Dragon Prince 7-9: That was definitely a climactic battle in the fantasy tradition! I don't think it was as well-done as the season 4 finale of She-Ra, but that's a really high bar.

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    25 November 2019 - Monday

    It's Monday, but also Thursday! Kinda. I did some stuff at work. It was not abysmally stupid, but it was not amazing.


    Watched:

    • The Dragon Prince 5-6: Augh! Smooching! Augh! But at least they have a proper army, unlike She-Ra where a dozen people is a major battle.

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    24 November 2019 - Sunday

    First I slept in too much, then I went shopping, then I went shopping again. I went to Target with a list, I got everything that was on the list for Target, and I got nothing that wasn't on the list, so at least it was successful shopping.

    Marith is dead (because why are bodies?) so we ordered pizza, but when it arrived, it was the wrong pizza. (I mean, it matched the order we gave, but it was not what we hoped for.)


    Watched:

    • RWBY 7.3: I'm not sure we needed another team of super-powered fighters to take up screen time showing off when we could be having plot or Bumblebee smooches or something instead.
    • The Dragon Prince 3-4: Yep, all of that went about as well as could be expected.

    Read:

    • The Overworld and Beyond (Ash Law): Like most 13th Age supplements, some adventure, some sourcebook, some bestiary, but not as polished as official 13A stuff.

    Words: FAIL.

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    23 November 2019 - Saturday

    Nobody is sick or having a birthday or in Portland or invaded by humans, it is a routine Saturday! Except I forgot that I have to always give a deadline when trying to coordinate with other people.

    But then, turkey chili! And Ayse pointed out that staying up past the point where your body wants to go to sleep doesn't just mean you have to sleep in more, it means your sleep is worse because your body is full of adrenaline and cortisol for whatever emergency is making you not sleep (so, capitalism). Maybe this will lead to me being more sensible even if I have more stuff to do in the evenings.


    Nigh-weekly anime:

    • Steven Universe: The Movie: We only saw about 20 minutes of this before they had to put Jus away for the night, but it is not sparking joy. The songs aren't as good and the new threat seems both spurious and from a slightly different genre. It is nice to see everyone in the future being happy, though!
    • RWBY 5.10-11: End of the big fight at Blake's place, start of the big fight at Leo's place. I think Qrow should probably have mentioned something to the team. Also I agree with Dave that the fight choreographers should have remembered they are a team.
    • My Hero Academia 67: I'm not sure everyone in our group is up for a season based around child abuse. :(
    • Chihayafuru 3.4: It's hard to write summaries for this series, because almost every one is "The karuta match continues! Chihaya (or sometimes another character) gets a better understanding of the particular subtlety of karuta their opponent specializes in! They struggle with another aspect of Karuta! Other characters look on worriedly! Who will win?". In this episode, Chihaya is learning to identify the upcoming word by the very beginning of the syllable, which sounds like something Americans would train machine learning to do.

    Words: FAIL.

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    22 November 2019 - Friday

    It's Friday. We made it. Kinda.


    Watched:

    • The Good Place 4.9: So much Chidi! But is it enough?
    • The Dragon Prince 3.1-2: Ugh, being king kind of sucks, doesn't it? Also I'm not sure Rayla's going to get as much of a homecoming party as she thinks.

    Read:

      SCRPG chapter 4: This is the chapter on running adventures, but probably what we need is the chapter on creating adventures, which isn't expected to be in preview until next month.
    • Iron & Velvet (Alexis Hall): Previous work by the author of The Affair of the Mysterious Letter. Not as eldritch, but super-gay urban fantasy with vampires and werewolves and PIs. It does not stretch the boundaries of the genre (except in the lack of hetness) but it entertained me.

    Words: FAIL.

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    21 November 2019 - Thursday

    Ugh, I hate meetings in warm rooms. Maybe if I stab myself with a dull spoon for an hour straight?

    Once I recovered, I wrote a very simple shell script to extract meaning from large log files. Perhaps my coworkers will like it. Perhaps they will carefully pick it up with tongs and dispose of it in the compost heap.

    For a change, the train was not unusually late, but the announcements and signs could not agree which platform all trains were boarding on. It was stupid enough that I tried calling railroad support, but of course they are only available when office workers are at work, not when people are riding the train. Eventually someone figured it out, though.


    Read:

    • The Ancient Magus' Bride vol 11 (Kore Yamazaki): Chise hasn't even attended classes yet and already she is freaking people out and making new friends. Also, doom.
    • What My Mother Doesn't Know (Sonya Sones): A YA novel about a high-school girl and all the feelings she has for different boys, but in blank verse.

    Words: FAIL.

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    20 November 2019 - Wednesday

    No one is currently very sick, so we were able to play 13G and eat Chinese food as is our custom.

    In the Home Team mini-adventure that we play while waiting for a quorum of Away Team players to show up, one of Brogandi and Gosik's caravan guards started flirting with one of the Lunar lion soldiers, and no matter how sex-positive Orlanthi culture is, that was not okay with her brother. (Because brothers.) But Brogandi was also getting chatted up by one of the Lunar lion soldiers, who was offering him the glamor of a life as a Lunar assassin, so Gosik was going to have to deal with fraternization. Surely nothing could go wrong with that.

    Then people finally showed up, so we went back to the Away Team being harrassed in the night by the shambling Chaos-tainted inhabitants of the Mad Sultanate. This was not very dangerous, but almost entirely unlike getting a long rest. The next day, they continued pushing forward with only a few wild (and hopefully Chaos-free) onions as food, because they found starvation much less worrisome than Chaos monsters. Good call on their part, because the next thing they run across is the corpse of a Lunar in armor of strange design that did not protect him from being stabbed in the chest and exsanguinated, probably by either the thing that left the three-legged rhinoceros-like tracks, or something on the wagon that left the other tracks. (Also there was a wagon-sized snail with two heads, one or more radulae, and Chaos fire, but everyone noped right out of that encounter.)

    The wagon tracks were going in the direction thought to be "the only way out is through", which seemed slightly promising, but they ended up leading to a party of Lunars with two wagon-mounted ballistae and several maniples of explicitly expendable soldiers. Figures.


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    19 November 2019 - Tuesday

    Argh, bus, why do you fail me so? On the day when I have a meeting right after I would normally get in to work? Wait, I may have answered my own question.


    Watched:

    • Leverage 1.6: The one with all the kids. Also Parker feels.

    Read:

    • Randomize (Andy Weir): A short story about crime in the quantum-computing future.

    Words: FAIL.

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    18 November 2019 - Monday

    Whee, capitalism. I proactively volunteered to do a thing, which might make my boss like me better, but did not actually do many things today.


    Watched:

    • Leverage 1.5: The one with the bank, and the judge.

    Read:

    • The Once King (Rachel Aaron, Travis Bach): Conclusion to the "FFO" trilogy, in which the final boss is faced down and defeated in a way that is pretty much what you would expect from the previous two books. Also various personal plot arcs are resolved, mostly not with doom.

    Words: FAIL.

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    17 November 2019 - Sunday

    We are back on schedule for Atlantic City Rollers! (If I were competent, I would make a web page for the campaign, but I don't think I am.) The SCRPG system continues to be vaguely functional, at least when the GM plans a big set-piece battle.

    After mostly foiling Mav's plans last session and hoping things will blow over, the Rollers' receptionist Kevin is surprised to have a mobster fall out of the ceiling of their office. He knocked himself out by falling badly, so whatever information was supposed to be conveyed is lost, but soon someone starts trying to contact the team by phone. When they finally get through to Nighthawk and set up a meet, it turns out to be another mobster, who wants help in getting rid of Mav. She's getting more unstable as the team frustrates her capers, and her minions are afraid she's going to lose her temper and turn them all inside out or something.

    Other heroes across the country have had time to respond to the email Vila and Moth sent out, but they don't have a lot of helpful information. Things like Mav have been seen before, they engage in pop-culture-based antics, don't usually hurt people too much, and sometimes get dragged away mysteriously when they do start transforming people. Mav turned a random citizen into a car in the issue where she first appeared, but he seems happy as a car, so does that count? Who knows!

    Since it worked so well last time, Anonymouse tries to sneak into Mav's new warehouse lair by the docks (only the classics!), but before she can, the building changes shape several times and all the mobsters rush out, get into cars, and drive away. Anonymouse goes in looking for Mav, and is never heard from again.

    Meanwhile, the mobsters have taken the team's office hostage (but not Kevin, since Moth tailed them and warned him to get out). No one is in the building, and it's just an office, not a headquarters with anything important in it, so she leaves that situation to the police (completely ignoring the demands for the heroes to lay off Mav) and goes back to help look for Anonymouse. Feathers has made a drone, had it get lost, made another drone, and gotten signal back on the first one, to see Mav putting Anonymouse in an old-school death trap with ticking clock.

    Inside the warehouse, however, is not the bland space with drowning tube the drone showed them, but a grassy plain with giant crabs and peel-flinging monkeys and also Anonymouse who is not in a death trap at all. (It's the real Anonymouse, everyone is almost certain.)

    The enemies vanish like soap bubbles when struck, and the terrain that was ahead of the heroes is now behind them when they defeat enough enemies; looks like one of the mobsters introduced Mav to side-scroller video games! After a few zones, the Mechanic manages to analyze the structure of this artificial universe, freeze the water filling the current zone, and start shattering it in the correct pattern (despite the lack of help from his teammates who don't enjoy being frozen into ice full of sharks). He hooks onto the edge of the universe with a towline, everyone piles into Guiseppe, and away they go through the void.

    Of course they can't escape that easily, and soon they find a lava field, with stony platforms, chains hanging from the indefinite firmament, and a huge ziggurat with a stylized 8-bit version of Mav monologuing atop it. One way or another, everyone manages to get across the lava to the ziggurat, where the lava crabs are waiting. Even that isn't too bad, except that when the heroes try to fill Mav full of rays, it turns out she's protected by an impenetrable(?) forcefield. Good thing her sins are already in there with her, so that when Moth makes them manifest as demonsquites, they're in there too! More importantly, the door in the backdrop behind Mav also exists on the other side of that wall, and leads back to the warehouse in the real world! Feathers leads everyone not grappled by the lava crabs through, but then Mav drags everyone back into her video game realm where the scene tracker is on the last round of red!

    Either dragging them back was out of line, or Mav's earlier car-transforming ways have finally caught up with her, because a huge person comes out of the door on her side of the backdrop and drags her kicking and screaming out of reality.

    Well. That was certainly a thing that happened.


    Watched:

    • RWBY 7.2: Ironwood is acting reasonable, although apparently there is massive discourse about how terrible his plan must be.
    • The Good Place 1.3: And this is where the Eleanor/Tahani shipping really took off.

    Words: FAIL.

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    16 November 2019 - Saturday

    Thursday isn't a good day for birthday parties, so we celebrated Nonny today, with pizza and cupcakes and presents and Super Mario Smashing Brothers, or whatever it's called, and also Lego ninja movie. I think he was happy!

    Watched:

    • The Lego Ninjago Movie: A very ridiculous movie, but charming. (How can it not be charming, it has Jackie Chan!)
    • Sailor Moon Stars 184: Well, at least Usagi had lots of company when she had a hot guy over while her boyfriend was out of town?
    • RWBY 5.8-9: Yang's anger issues, Raven's clever plan, pitched battles in menagerie.
    • Chihayafuru 3.2-3: Chihaya has her right hand back! But she has to choose between karuta and not getting expelled.

    Read:

    • The Promised Neverland vol 12 (Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu): Finally they are getting close to the root of the real problem, which probably means a lot more battles to the death and also unpleasant revelations are coming up.
    • My First Vampire Blood Drive, Rose/Briar: We Dragged Our Manager Into Our Girl Group, and Galaxy Ballerina (Mira Ong Chua): Extremely cute but kind of silly lesbian romance. (Okay, Galaxy Ballerina isn't silly at all, but Rose/Briar makes up for it.)

    Words: FAIL.

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    15 November 2019 - Friday

    I did some work and some other work today, but now I will always feel that no one thinks I am doing my share and I should die in a pit. But if I die in a pit, Marith and Aspen will have to die in a pit too, which isn't fair to them.


    Watched:

    • The Good Place 4.8: Those were very touching! And also, wow Michael! That was unexpected support!
    • The Good Place 1.2: That's not a bad metaphor for Eleanor at that stage. But somehow Chidi did the thing.

    Words: FAIL.

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    14 November 2019 - Thursday

    HAPPY HAPPY NONNY-DAY!!


    I made a dumb mistake at work, but fixed it so other people could do their work. I guess that's okay? Probably not.

    For a change, the train was not too late and I got home from late work at an expedient time.


    Read:

    • Laughter at the Academy (Seanan McGuire): Short story collection, much of which I had read before. Contains all the important McGuire tropes, like mad scientists, murders, monsters, more murders, mutations, genocides, etc.

    Words: FAIL.

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