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Tycho / on Fri, Nov 20 2020 at 12:01 am

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The Glitcher

As with so many strips, this one is about a real happening that authentically occurred. Typically I can't prove it, though - not so this time. This link will deliver you unto the moment where we explored an anomalous Animus glitch in Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, and the about twenty-five minute period after where we smashed our heads against a literally impossible puzzle and then ultimately succeeded, but not because we were possessed of any profound intellectual capacity but because we turned it off and then turned it back on again. I love that this answer holds true even when you're talking about a machine that dredges up holographic, livable representations of the past from DNA.

But, you can see it in the chat, and it's mirrored even in our own dialogue on the stream with each other. It's just assumed that this literally impossible problem has a solution and that we're simply not solutioning it correctly. Perhaps it's some steganography buried in the lazy whorls of this simulated orrery; maybe it's some other fuckin' shit ensconced in this deeply improbable blue light. No. It was just broken. We quit and came back and now it worked. I'd like to call the previous state of affairs some kind of optimism but in practice it was actually more like faith. These words are sort of bound up in each other, but at root we had a sense that this clearly un-doable thing was, in fact, doable. I'm glad it only took us ten minutes to question it. I consider that a good "score" when confronting deeply held preconceptions, frankly.

With last week's fourth and fifth place finishes - in a league where only P1 through P5 get points - Gabir Motors struck at the very heart of Formula 2 with their second race. With a resurgent Hong Liao and a ravenous Enriqua Lara devouring the midfield, no doubt Dragon Race Team China likes what they see. With the "Lament Configuration" Gearbox fresh out of performance and reliability, will they be able to deliver the results that their fans - decked from head to toe in stupendous branded merch - demand of them? Today's the day to find out - it all starts today at 2pm PDT, only on Twitch.

(CW)TB out.

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