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Tycho / on Fri, Feb 17 2017 at 11:07 am

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He’s up to his ass in Thornwatch shit, watchin’ them thornz, but I was able to get him over to watch me lose a few times, which is really all I wanted.  All I needed!  Then he can go.  I think my timing on this one was just wrong; I need to remember that he is like the MCP.  In many ways, obviously, but chiefly in that he is surrounded by a whirling shield, and cultural projectiles must be carefully timed to pass through.

A thousand years ago, when webcomic was written as two words, there was a style of comic called “Two Guys On A Couch.”  This was not an ennobling term, I must firmly establish this.  But I should establish why I was on that couch to begin with: I have a thing, it probably has a name, I can think of several even, but I don’t really trust the information that comes in.  I mean, to me.  Generally speaking I think it’s called Reality.  I’m sure I’ve talked about it before, but I require someone like Gabriel acting as a kind of remote, perceptual drone.  Except…  I don’t trust their perceptions either.  What I require is a datastream, and then something like a checksum I can use to assess signal, trying to arrive at something akin to a resilient notion.  I push my stuff on him to make use of his scanning apparatus.  So if Gabe and I both like something, fuckin’... mark it on your calendar.  That doesn’t make it good in some universal way necessarily, but it’s very, very rare.

The human brain is engineered to like rare.

There’s an iOS beta of Duelyst announced now, and you can apply to get in via this Holy, Ominpresent Web to which we owe so much.  I play as Lyonar because, to me, it feels the most like my beloved Protectorate of Menoth from Warmachine, and the tactical and spatial component of that faction feels very firm.  I note in the wiki that Lyonar is recommended for beginners; why not begin?  We have need of you.

(CW)TB out.

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