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2020-03-14:  "Re: SLANDER" by Trip
2020-03-14:  "SLANDER" by marithlizard
2020-03-13:  "Leverage" by marithlizard
2020-02-10:  "Re: avocados" by Trip
2020-02-10:  "re: avocados" by marithlizard

4 April 2020 - Saturday

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3 April 2020 - Friday

Survived another week, so I'm doing better than many.


Watched:

  • Orphan Black 3.1: Oh the doom. But more of the doom is taking the form of physical violence, which is not okay by Marith. We might have to find something else to watch.

Read:

  • Electric Bastionland (Chris McDowall): You are in Bastion, the only city that matters, surrounded by the archaic Deep Country, beneath the Living Stars, above the machine-haunted Underground. You have a failed career, 1d6 money (and probably some trinket from your failed career based on that same d6 roll), 1d6 HP (and probably some trait or something ditto), and you are collectively 10,000 pounds in debt. Becoming a treasure hunter is your only hope. The aesthetic is vaguely early C20, with bonus Kafka-esque beauracracy, intelligent animals, aliens, and lots of general weirdness. The system is extremely simple, and the designer advises using it as little as possible anyway. It's not at all PbtA but comes from a similar philosophy, I think.

Words: FAIL.

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2 April 2020 - Thursday

I tried to heat up soup, with disastrous results. Maybe I should stick to cold food. Or just not eating.


Watched:

  • The Case Files of Jeweler Richard 8-9: Wait, so after episode 7, Seigi is pretending to be straight again? But at least that only lasted one episode, now he can prove his devotion to Richard again.

Read:

  • Princess Jellyfish vol 1 (Akiko Higashimura): I'm not sure what I was expecting from this, but what I got was a house full of women who better things to do than be feminine, an invading glamour girl, combat makeovers, and econo-political machinations. Also some romance, maybe.

Words: FAIL.

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1 April 2020 - Wednesday

The world has relatively few stupid April Fools jokes this year, and that is just fine by me.

We tried to have the company meeting again, with more technical success. My job does not appear to be in any danger, because our company makes stuff that lets other companies profit from people being online, and guess what? Everyone is online because of social distancing!

I may have recorded this in my status report as "Company Meeting II: Electric Boogaloo".


Our second attempt at playing 13th Age Glorantha via Roll20 and zoom was also more successful than the first. Mike even had a map prepared so we could have a fight scene (in which we trounced the terrible pig-people).


Words: FAIL.

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31 March 2020 - Tuesday

The company tried to have a meeting this morning but was thwarted by technical difficulties and frustration. We did get the important message, which is that they aren't laying me off, and also a very long-running customer issue was wrapped up without the customer giving me a nasty review for taking so long, so overall it was a good work day..

In the evening, we tried watching a movie with Marith's tumblr friend, who seems very nice. We tried metastream first, but finally got Marith to give up and then we switched to Zoom and it worked. The video and audio quality were not great, but at least we were all able to watch together. I think we had been screen sharing from here it might have worked better, or we could have just synced up pressing Play and used Zoom only for audio chat.


Watched:

  • The Swan Princess: It was not entirely unlike Disney, although there were multiple animal companions. The villain had a motivation, kind of, if not a plan, and the prince did have one skill.
  • Elementary 3.21: Well, that was gruesome, even for a murder-of-the-week show. But Sherlock was like a decent human being.

Words: FAIL.

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30 March 2020 - Monday

Another Monday on lockdown. But I did some work and ate some leftover pad thai (which Marith scorned as too spicy, but which was not spicy at all; is there some other flavor she's classifying as spicy that I'm not?) and borrowed a lamp from Marith to illuminate my computer corner. It is much better than my bags of LEDs.


Watched:

  • Leverage 3.4: In which Hardison displays even more leet skillz, Nate is an asshole, and disbelief is hoisted by a strong cable.
  • Leverage 3.5: In which Hardison meets a nice girl and Parker has a feeling. (Just one, but it's a lot for her!) Also the professional executive class needs to go to the guillotine with all the people they aspire to be.

Words: Still FAIL.

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29 March 2020 - Sunday

Weekend on call is usually quiet, so I tried syncing up with the previous person while lurking in bed, but of course today there is a huge important customer issue and I had to get up and deal with it all day. Finally about mid-afternoon I managed to tell them what they needed to look for on their end, and was able to go out for a walk. At least I know my new WFH setup, complete with large monitor above laptop screen like I had at work, is usable.


Watched:

    Orphan Black 3.10: Season finale! Death and betrayal and plot twists all over!

Read:

  • Yuri is My Job! vol 2 (miman): Extensive backstory explaining how two characters got to where they are, something that would be a confession except surely it's only part of the performance for the cafe theme, a secondary character's secret is revealed (to other characters, the reader already knew), and an afterward about how the manga-ka originally tried to fit every plot point from two whole volumes into the first chapter.

Words: FAIL. I meant to do writing, but am too stupid.

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28 March 2020 - Saturday

Remembering the long line at Trader Joe's last week, we went about an hour before opening again (this time on purpose) and it turned out to work well. Also the store was fully stocked, even with paper goods, which was very reassuring and makes me think I have been right to not panic-shop and hoard because civilization has not yet collapsed.

Safeway was a little better than last time, which is good, because soon Marith will be working there again.Epidemiologically speaking, though, every single microbe in that store is going to come and live with us anyway.

It's still legal to get takeaway, so I got some Thai food because I can't do my usual weekend lunch thing. Om nom nom!

My new computer desk arrived, so I had to move my old computer desk (and computer) and then assemble the new one, but it built character. Now I have a dark computer corner where Marith will have trouble seeing what kind of DMs I am sending people on Slack!

After that, we fought with metastream some more and eventually gave up. As far as I can tell, metastream is equivalent to everyone logging in to the streaming site with their own account and then getting on slack to synchronize hitting Play and talk smack about the show, so it's probably not surprising that it never works for us when we try to have three people and only one account. But it is frustrating.


Watched, at home, on my own TV:


Words: FAIL.

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27 March 2020 - Friday

Well, if we still have Mondays, at least we still have Fridays as well! And finally, for the first time this week, I did not stay in bed until the last possible minute. I did not make good use of the extra time (except for what I spent petting a cat), but I was slightly less unlike a functional adult.

Today was the day of analyzing customer logs, because now customers are settled into our biodystopic hellscape and opening cases again. It might have worked better if I had more focus, but it didn't not work, entirely. It meant I didn't take a walk until after work, but then I walked for like an hour and hardly licked any humans at all.


Watched:

  • Elementary 3.19: For a mainstream TV show, their treatment of hackers was not entirely terrible. (On the Internet, no one knows...)
  • Elementary 3.20: That was in fact an amazingly cunning plan, and you definitely could put a tail on it and call it a weasel.

Read:

  • Yuri is My Job! vol 1 (miman): A high-school girl gets roped into working at a cafe themed like the kind of upper-class Christian school seen in Strawberry Panic! and the like. The main character believes she has nothing going for her except looks so her only social skill is putting up a facade of cuteness (which I think has connotations of proper femininity too?) and eventually become a trophy wife, which is not very sympathetic to an American audience, but maybe more so to Japanese?

Words: FAIL.

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26 March 2020 - Thursday

Work. Bah.


Watched:

  • Leverage 3.3: The one where Parker's mentor is somehow not the worst person in the episode.

Read:


Words: FAIL.

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25 March 2020 - Wednesday

First attempt at 13th Age Glorantha over Roll20/Zoom went not too badly. Mike was able to learn from Dave's experience, which is almost unheard of in humans, so good work!

The PCs met some strange people, one of whom was tracking down Mernyr's long-lost uncle purely by scent, and then had a dragonnewt incident in which they were mistaken for wyvern-purchasers and had to skin and bury the one who got decapitated for reporting their words in a displeasing fashion. (That's what Garstal said, anyway, and he does know stuff even if he's mostly full of crap.)


Read:

  • Check Please! vol 1 (Ngozi Ukazu): College hockey, baking, social media, college life, and gay romance.

Words: FAIL.

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24 March 2020 - Tuesday

Work. Blah. Walk. Work. Blah. I did eat some of the stew I got from Black Sheep and it was good once I let the barley absorb liquid and become tasty.

I had an idea for a plot in a setting I already thought up, but I don't know who my protagonist is!


Watched:


Words: FAIL.

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23 March 2020 - Monday

Wait, Monday? We still have those?


Watched:

  • Orphan Black 2.9: Now that's more what we expect from Helena. And it's nice to see Sarah's trick turned back on her. Alison and Donnie really do deserve each other, though.

Read:

  • Mooncakes (Wendy Xu, Suzanne Walker): Nonbinary werewolf, deaf witch, cute smooches, also something about a terrible horse demon stalking the woods. Complete in one volume.

Words: FAIL.

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22 March 2020 - Sunday

Travelling to Palo Alto for gaming is out for all kinds of reasons, so we tried gaming over the Internet. How bad could it be?

Actually, not that bad! Dave had done his homework, so we could use Roll20 for the battle map, but we couldn't get the video and audio to work for everyone simultaneously so we switched to Edie's Zoom account for that and it worked much better. My memory of using zoom for business meetings was that it didn't work very well, but apparently they fixed it!

This week's adventure was a simple bank robbery, with the twist that if a Mysterious Informant hadn't told Nighthawk that the team's communications were compromised, they would have been sent to a different bank all the way across town. Oh, and the additional twist that the bank robbers' backpacks were actually all life-sucking, energy-blasting robots that would try to latch onto bystanders if removed from the original host. That seemed pretty rude and whoever is responsbile will need to be hunted down.


Watched:

  • Elementary 3.18: In which a huge conversation about nature and nurture is not had, but one of the horrors of Uber is made manifest. (Actually, I would be surprised if that exact plot hasn't played out at least once, given what I've heard about Uber's culture.)

Words: FAIL.

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21 March 2020 - Saturday

I made a new personal high score, and it's a nice round number, so yay me? I mean, it beats the currently available alternatives. Also I hear it comes with a tiara.

I did not get to sleep in, though, because we had to get up and go shopping first thing in the morning. As it turns out, we could have slept in a bit more, because Trader Joe's hours are changed, but instead we stood in a well-spaced line for 45 minutes and then bought food in a sparsely-occupied and well-sanitized store. We even got toilet paper! No kleenex, though. Then we went to Safeway, to get rarer items, and there was no sanitizing or spacing out, which is unsurprising but also :grimace emoji:.

Instead of going back to bed, I sat around staring into the LCD void, but I finally, after at least a couple of years, won Pixel Dungeon! Level 26, amulet of Yendor, suck it final boss! I'm not going to say it's a great accomplishment, but it's probably about what I deserve to mark the day.

Perhaps more noteworthy, I only a week or so late wrote something for a nonprompt on slack. It is ridiculous but perhaps cute. Mostly ridiculous, though.

Of course in the current situation there can be no parties, but Ayse very nicely got me takeaway dinner from the fancy place down the street, so it was not entirely unfestive. It was dinner for two, so Marith and I ate and watched some Leverage.


Gathering for anime is also non-essential, so we tried watching together through something Ayse discovered called metastream, but it was not notably successful. Aside from the usual issues with audio and video, it sometimes showed some people ads while others kept watching the show, so we were out of sync and the person who spent their time watching ads lost the end of the episode. I know people complain about Kast, but maybe it's still the best of a bad lot.

Watched:

  • Leverage 3.2: The 80s nostalgia episode. Or maybe Sophie's unresolved issues from the 80s episode.
  • RWBY 7.8-10: Hey, look, Ironwood can do the right thing when all other options have been exhausted! Schnee, however, cannot.

Words: Check, surprisingly.

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20 March 2020 - Friday

Yay Friday!


Watched:

  • Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na! 2: It's not exactly a secret base, but it has lots of exposition on anime-making. I begin to suspect they won't go anywhere interesting with the adventure sequences, but I might be wrong.
  • The Case Files of Jeweler Richard 3-4: Oh good, Seigi just blurting out whatever happens in his brain is actually being brought up as a plot point! Or possibly even a major element of the series! Cat's eye dad is a git. Garnet lady is pretty awesome and they should have given her Ruby lady's phone number.

Read:

  • Gleipnir vol 6 (Sun Takeda): Extended flashback to male lead's traumatic past, I probably should have reread so I'd know who all these people were. Then, back to the present ultraviolence.

Words: FAIL.

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19 March 2020 - Thursday

I went for a walk at lunch, which was better than spending the entire day staring at a screen, but did not make me actually productive at work.


Watched:

  • Elementary 3.16-17: The one about Sherlock's sordid past, and the one about cryonics.

Words: FAIL.

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18 March 2020 - Wednesday

I managed to go for a walk in the afternoon, and buy a few important sandwich supplies. but the supermarket did not have any toilet paper. However, when I went out later to get a lightbulb compatible with the lamp I want to use to make working from home less dark, I found some at the drugstore. I bought one package, because I do not expect the paper goods industry to collapse.

Marith made lime basil tilapia, which was very good.

No actual gaming, because plague stalks the county, but we tried out Google Meet, and it seems okay for chatting, for people with not lacking appropriate hardware (coughDavecough), but might not work well for gaming.


Watched:

  • Orphan Black 2.8: Alison and Donnie kind of deserve each other. I'm not sure who deserves Tony, though. And none of these people deserve Felix.

Read:

  • The Promised Neverland vol 14 (Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu): The long-awaited Mr Minerva! Now we know why the demons are demonic, but Emma's doubts seem reasonable.

Words: FAIL.

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17 March 2020 - Tuesday

Yesterday I slept in until I had to get up for work, but it was only okay. Today I tried getting up earlier and reading before work, but that ran into problems at the part where I had to stop reading. Maybe tomorrow I'll get up even earlier and go for a walk to get out of the apartment since I have been indoors continuously since Sunday afternoon.

I need my computer to be awake for music, but having the screen locked works pretty well for keeping me from fussing with it.


The Call Me Maybe video is ridiculously cute.


Watched:

  • Leverage 2.15: End of season two! Nate came through, but he's still not paying Hardison enough. And it looks like that's it for Tara.
  • Leverage 3.1: Marith called it. Also they need to troll Nate a lot more.

Read:

  • Samurai 8 vol 1 (Masashi Kishimoto, Akira Okubo): Uploaded cyborg samurai and robot pets, sure, and I like the visual style (although I think it would do better in color), but the plot and heteronormativity are bleah.
  • The Ancient Magus' Bride vol 12 (Kore Yamazaki): I'm sure the plots with all of Chise's schoolmates are very important, but I'm having a lot of trouble keeping them straight and remembering what their deals are. Too many human characters! But at least Scotland is terrifying.

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16 March 2020 - Monday

Looks like it's legally mandated to stay inside until working from home makes me pull my own brain out. And then three weeks longer.


Marith doesn't have to risk exposure by going to work any more, which is good, but also she has to find a new job for after the shelter-in-place, which is bad and also because the place she was working is dumb and does not deserve people who will do a good job.


Watched:

    Leverage 2.13-14: The one where we see that Parker does have Wis as a dump stat, and the one where Eliot meets baseball (which is the first half of the two-part season finale).

Read:


Words: FAIL.

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15 March 2020 - Sunday

Okay, looks like it really is time for social distancing, which is why I spent almost the entire day in bed. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

It looks bad for gaming, but perhaps we can move to Roll20 or something.


Watched:

  • Steven Universe Future 1-2: I understand wanting more, but so far this is not convincing me that SU shouldn't have ended with the main arc. Or had someone else as the main character for a spinoff.
  • Elementary 3.15: To the Watsoncave!

Words: FAIL.

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14 March 2020 - Saturday

We tried to shop right at opening and almost made it, but the store was packed and many things were already sold out. Stupid panic shoppers!

We were going to watch anime despite Ken being out of town (he has to attend the apotheosis of his Vampire character), but the messaging about social distancing has reached the point where we are persuaded to act like we are part of civilization and not Republicans. Maybe we can watch anime with Kast after Jus and Nonny are abed.

But there will be pizza! Even if Marith is weird and doesn't like Hawaiian pizza.


Watched:


Words: FAIL.

SLANDER by marithlizard (Sun Mar 15 18:08:28 2020)

I like Hawaiian pizza just fine!

Re: SLANDER by Trip (Fri Mar 20 17:18:46 2020)

What, it's not reasonable to expect that you hate pineapple? It doesn't grow in New England!

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13 March 2020 - Friday

If the oddly formatted list in Wikipedia is correct, and I reformatted it correctly, this is my 86th Friday the 13th. And look, I'm hardly any more cursed than I was at the beginning!

Today we finally got the word to work from home for the next two weeks at least. I hate working from home, because my apartment is not really big enough for two people to live in, never mind two people plus an office. But I will do my part to live in a civilization instead of a band of post-apocalyptic hunter-gatherers.

I get to take my big monitor home, at least, but why does it have no handle?

No sign of my card in the other place I might have dropped it. Argh.

Marith tried to go shopping but the store was madness and paucity. Apparently anyone who wants to get stuff needs to show up right at opening or the panic shoppers will have swarmed like locusts.


Watched:

  • Leverage2.12: The one where they have to rescue Nate's ex-wife in Ukraine. I know Sophie's replacement is supposed to be super-hot, but I think Maggie is prettier. I don't understand TV casting.

Read:

  • Circle of Enemies (Harry Connolly): I am disappointed that more people did not buy this book, because I really want to see Ray and Annelise vs the entire Twenty Palaces Society. Even if they don't become primaries, because that might be hard to write. Readers, why are you dumb different than me dumb?!

Words: FAIL.

Leverage by marithlizard (Sat Mar 14 22:10:26 2020)

I agree Maggie is prettier than Tara (as well as cooler), but neither holds a candle to Sophie. (Mostly they make me think "this is what a woman has to look like in Hollywood to get a job, and when you're older than Parker, the cost to the body shows.")

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12 March 2020 - Thursday

The weekly meeting was moved forward because of the time change, so on this day that I didn't want to be late, of course the bus didn't show up. Fortunately I can walk to the train station in time if I walk fast, it just cuts into my sitting-like-a-lump time so I don't usually. But maybe it's good there was no bus, because my transit card is missing again? What the hell? I go for fifteen years without losing it even once, and then lose it twice in a month? Gaaaaaaah.

Antipodean coworker A did the syncup a little early, so I walked fast again and made the train that gets home at an early time when Marith is still cooking and retracing my route has turned up zero (0) lost transit cards so I am I super grouchy. Food makes things a little better.


Read:

  • Child of Fire and Game of Cages (Harry Connolly): Strangely I did not have them on my Kindle, but that was easily corrected! Good thing too, because they are still awesome. I think I like Child of Fire better because it has more Annalise and more antagonism, but Game of Cages still rocks.
  • Ran and the Gray World vol 6 (Aki Irie): Final cleanup and aftermath of the war against the bugs, including tragedy and therapy and very long naps. Apparently this is the penultimate volume.

Words: FAIL.

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11 March 2020 - Wednesday

For the first time this week, I went to work in the morning! It was easier than going to medical stuff, but overall I remain dubious. I did a thing and another thing and found out that new coworker K rides the train down from SF every day, but he is smart enough to have a bike to get from the train station to work. Also he is younger and hipper than me and has tattoos and the giant ear things.

I have a mysterious rash just below the inguinal fold which looks extremely alarming and wasn't there yesterday morning, but the dentist's office disclaims all responsibility (and it's not near anywhere they injected me). I guess it's time for yucky gooey cream.

In further disgusting medical news, my loose tooth (a baby tooth that was never replaced so just hung on and on) which I have been fussing at for weeks now finally accepted its fate and leapt from my gums. Judging by this tooth, I am some kind of goblin that has been in a benighted realm of no dentistry for decades. Even were I young enough for the tooth fairy, I would be ashamed to show it to her.

The train was on fire (or ran into a car that was on fire, or some other bullshit involving at-grade crossings because what even is safety) so I showed a nice lady named Judy where to get the bus that goes to Diridon, and when she said, "it was nice meeting you", I went away, because sheesh, how hard is it to not be horrible?


Read:

  • Always and Forever, Lara Jean (Jenny Han): End of high school, end of the trilogy, end of...? Lara Jean remains adorable and femmetastic and full of baking and vintage clothes. I sort of want to see a sequel about her little sister, though.
  • Hensapherion (FJ Fox): Perfunctory-feeling scifi, no sense of scale, meh romance subplot.

Words: FAIL.

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10 March 2020 - Tuesday

Skived off work again to go to the dentist and have half of my mouth deep-cleaned. It took copious local anesthetic and about two hours, but was not actually painful at the time, and the hygienist was very nice. Also now I have an electric toothbrush which I have been told is actually significant better than a manual.

Even though only one side of my mouth was oppressed, neither biting nor chewing seemed like a good idea, so I had a milkshake for lupper.

Working from home was extremely unproductive, as predicted.

Marith kindly made mashed sweet potatos, and other food that did not require a lot of biting or chewing, so I did not die from dinner.


Watched:

  • Orphan Black 2.7: Donnie and Alison may be in the comedy plotline, but that doesn't mean they do only subdual damage.

Read:

  • Mörk Borg (Pelle Nilsson, Johan Nohr): A doom metal RPG of death and bloodshed and two-headed basilisks that accurately prophesy the impending end of the world. (If I'm reading this rule right, the GM rolls a random horrible occurance for each of the first six dawns after the game starts, and on the seventh the world ends.) Everything is terrible and then you die, unless you can somehow stop the apocalypse.

Words: FAIL.

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9 March 2020 - Monday

Skived off work to go to the doctor today. Apparently I am not completely dead but need to stop gaining weight. I'm not sure how to do that in my current life. Maybe eat only the enormous salad for dinner and not any of the (tasty, tasty) other stuff?

Important Coworker A hinted politely that I might work from home instead of bringing public transit germs in to kill myself and everyone in the company. It's a reasonable thing to hint in the current circumstances, but I really don't like working from home. I guess I'll try it tomorrow after my dentist appointment, since I probably can't get into the office at a reasonable time anyway.


Watched:

Read:

  • When We Were Magic (Sarah Gailey): Alexis and her friends manage to hide their magic for years until it all goes horribly horribly wrong and magical backlash and entirely justified feelings and did I mention magic?
  • Teens in Space (Jonathan Gilmour, Doug Levandowski): Supposed to cover any sci-fi setting with teenage pilots and aliens and space combat (eg, Sanderson's Skyward). The die you can be rolling against a target number can be anything from d4 to d20, though, and even if it explodes, that seems like way too big a range for characters to be able to do more than one thing reliably.
  • After School Bitchcraft vol 1 (Yu Shimizu, Kazuma Ichihara): I'm not sure why the title (which I um didn't even notice at first), the main character is perfectly nice, if something of an airheaded gal. She gets sucked into magic by virtue of her druid ancestry, etc etc. The fan service and sexuality is completely gratuitous, though! I mean, what?

Words: FAIL.

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8 March 2020 - Sunday

Gaming is cancelled because Jeremy has the plague (probably not a capitalized Plague, but in this time of incompetent governance, who wants to risk it?). I slept until forever, but tried to not feel too guilty because I am still making up for the week in a hotel.

In the afternoon, despite general failness on my part, we played two games of laser tag. I am terrible at it, but it was fun anyway, and Jus and Nonny really liked it, which was the point. It's like live-action splatoon!


Watched:

    Elementary 3.14: Well, that's not creepy at all, Moriarty! But I'm glad the quagga is okay.

Words: FAIL.

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7 March 2020 - Saturday

Cleaners. Shopping. Zombitude.


I have nothing against my coworkers, but it was good to see my actual friends again and eat Ken's reasonable cooking.

Watched:

  • Sailor Moon Stars 197: That plan may not be as great as Uranus thinks it is!
  • RWBY 7.7: It didn't take Bumblebee long to start going rogue, did it?
  • Chihayafuru 3.21: Extra bonus match between Mishima and Wataya, for reasons that Chihaya continues to be completely ignorant of.
  • Shirobako 7: I'm not sure animator girl is taking that advice correctly. Or even that it's valid advice.

Words: FAIL.

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6 March 2020 - Friday

After another pop quiz on Wednesday's architecture presentation, coworker R came and explained to us about products. He doesn't cuss as much as Senior Engineer A, but it's a near thing.

Instead of having lunch brought to us in our oubliette, we all went out to Olitas and ate vast quantities of Mexican food.

Finally, the offsite ended and I fled back to the bus, despite the rain.


Watched:

  • Leverage 2.11: The one where Nate makes an unwise decision, and Hardison is not shown enough appreciation by his teammates.

Words: FAIL.

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5 March 2020 - Thursday

My turn to have to be alive at 8:00 to sync with the UK person who didn't come. Bah!

I didn't think yesterday's architecture was that comnplicated, but apparently other people were dubious enough about it that we did a pop quiz?

After lunch, some of us went for a walk on the beach. I saw a mysterious bird like a gull except brown. Maybe it was a pelican? If so, it wasn't doing any scoopy thing.

We have the completely windowless interior room, but the sales weasels (not from our company) got the adjacent room with the beach view and made a huge stupid racket, so no one wanted to keep our room past 17:00.

My turn to delay dinner by having to sync with the India person who didn't come. Bah!

Random coworkers A and P came by to have dinner with us at a seafood restaurant on the wharf. A good time was had by all, but once again I would have been okay with getting back to the hotel even earlier. I think I'm old.


Read:

  • Shug (Jenny Han): By the same author as To All The Boys I've Loved Before. A middle-school girl learns that her unexpressed dreams aren't going to come true, but life might be okay anyway. I can't tell when this book is set; 90s? 80s?

Words: FAIL.

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