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Tycho / 5 hours ago

There's a lot of physicality being ported to these digimal realms lately, something you know if you have to find some new way to work or if you have mewling, molting larvae at home trying to figure out what school means when you have six teachers, no firm guidance, a lot of buzzwords, and school is functionally illegal. Spoiler: it fucking sucks. This digitization wave had already come to sports by the time we were trying to figure out what it meant at home, and our own Gabriel was sort of…

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Tycho / 3 days ago

We actually had to take a break from Tiger King, for the same reason we had to take a break from fuckin' Love is Blind - the emotional payload of these programs is too fucking high. Love is Blind, I mean… there's a lot more going on there than it looks like. I expected the intellectual and chronological equivalent of Green Stuff, something whose whole purpose was not to be anything at all necessarily but merely to fill cracks in time, space, or cognition. Instead it's…

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Tycho / 5 days ago

I think there might be something to Doom Eternal's Battlemode; I'd like to spend more time finding that out. It's got deathmatch dynamics, pace, and terror, but with weird asymmetries that it seems like wouldn't even work on paper but actually feel kinda right. The ideas are much bigger than some Ritually Appended PvP (details to follow) exercise.  Somebody loved this and it's easy to tell. We do have to wonder what happened to the end of Doom Eternal, though. One…

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Tycho / 1 week ago

I understand the idea of a Midlife Crisis as it is usually imagined, but "an emotional crisis of identity and self-confidence" is what my identity itself is based on. My inner life is a video feed of a video feed of a video feed of a mind fracture extending forward, perpetually devoured and devouring. I am a matryoshka of self-hate. Is that… is that not life? So my thinking is that if Mike wants to build a race car in his office he can drive against other psychopaths who have built race…

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