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also and this is purely psychological: sci-fi books do this a lot and sci-fi books are fucking terrible at marketing to me, like i really like sci-fi but it's so hard for me to tell based on the marketing of most sci-fi books if they're going to be like, any good. like yeah people say good things about them but people have bad opinions all the time. i stopped trusting recommendations when i played nier automata.

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i mean the other thing is if you're writing a series it probably means you don't know how the whole story you want to tell is going to go which means it's probably going to have a soggy midsection or a terrible ending and i don't have time for that shit

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it's totally psychological because like i will happily read a 1000 page book but if those 1000 pages are split up across four ~300 page books i will tell you to fuck off and eat shit

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i am approximately 1000x less likely to read a book if i see it's the first in a series. it's just such a commitment. i got shit to do! i ain't got time to read five books in your shitty universe!

giant bomb posting 

also you can't catch the skateboard upside-down to do caspers and darkslides so what's even the point? why would i even play a skateboarding game that doesn't let me pretend to be rodney mullen

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giant bomb posting 

i'm watching jeff gerstmann play skater xl and wow this is just the most sterile boring skateboarding game i've ever seen. no soul. the soundtrack selection is wack too, like it's all good songs but none of them make sense in a skateboarding game, especially one made now. it's all indie rock. not even any skate punk, let alone any sort of hip-hop that i think would feel right for a skateboarding game in 2020.

blaseballs 

good to check back in after getting lost in editing the podcast to see that the tacos are still absolutely crushing it

discovering fully a year and a half into doing this podcast that you can increase the tempo in ableton and it will play back everything faster, even non-warped clips

blaseball 

why did the millennials wind up with so many incredible player names. dominic marijuana. mclughlin scorpler. chorby soul. felix fucking garbage

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blaseball 

TACOS SCORED THE FIRST RUN IN THE FUCKING TOP OF THE SEVENTH LET'S GO TACOS

blaseball 

here is what the people want: mixed-gender baseball leagues where people take on absurd stage names like it's pro wrestling

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blaseball 

we all marvel at the majesty of a name that is "dominic marijuana", but we need to give some love to the almost as incredible "jessica telephone"

blaseball 

someone should tell the tacos and millennials that the objective of baseball is to score runs to have more than your opponent by the end of the game

dude the league-wide best batting average in blaseball is .370. what the fuck

[the following is a blaseball post. please disregard]

GO TACOS

had a dream today that the lead maintainer of FNA (the game framework i use) got cancelled because he wouldn't support a bunch of people from the FNA discord sneaking into a factory that makes gundams to perform radical labor action

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skeleton.cool

single-user instance for @prophet_goddess.