It's bad for him to have a dork store so close, but it's bad for me too because I gotta drive by this thing on my way to his house. Technically, I gotta drive by it twice - once on the way, and once back - so they've literally got me coming and going. In my arrogance, I always assumed that was mere euphemism. But now I'm trapped between Scylla and Charybdis!
I'm always telling Galabriel that I'm trapped between Scylla and Charybdis, like if we're at the drive-thru. I never tell him what those things are, but I feel like you can get most of the way there via context clues. Clearly, they're bad in a way that makes it tough to decide which is worse. Essentially, it's like "being trapped between a rock and a hard place," but in this case it's more like "trapped between a six-headed monster and an infinitely deep hole," which seems way worse than some rocks. The only way I could be more trapped between Scylla and Charybdis is if they had a game called Scylla and a game called Charybdis and I had to choose between them at the store.
But he's already well and truly fucked; I have a text from him that strongly implies he was out buying more Armada ships - Mantic's naval wargame, of all things - before ten in the morning. I guess I sorta get it, though. My orc ships from that line were kinda fiddly to put together, but once I got them dialed in it's the most fun I've had painting a mini in a minute now.
Dabe and I won't be able to streem this Friday because he's outta town, but it might be okay on the whole, because I have a sponsored stream (!) for Writer's Block on the channel from 3-5pm PST. The demo machine at PAX East was full when I was there, but I talked with some people from Tic Toc Games who let me know I could just download the same demo from steam, which I did. I played the fuck out of Bookworm Adventures back in the day, which was more of a linear RPG thing, but Writer's Block takes that Battle Boggle concept and situates in more of a Slay The Spire roguelite run, with artifacts, builds, essentially all the deckbuilder stuff I like but in a realm over which I have utter dominion. Theoretically. I'm best with words that are not scrambled. If I get stumped, I'll ask chat. Two more days!