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athletics, life, ugliness 2 

I always wanted to share in cool experiences, not delight in triumph over another. Because we often see that the victor tends to gloat and misrepresent a victory. They won, even if you let them win. They earned that moment and deserve it, even if it's strangely hollow.

I remember academic victories, and how different they felt. The success being shared and passed among the coaches, not so different.

The rides coming & going, the silences and what they all meant

athletics, life, ugliness 1 

I have thoughts on things, and they all hurt. I am privileged, white and male, and I've no doubt abused that.

I played sports, as a token to my father. I never played hard, nor much cared to. Competition was never thing so much as collaboration. Jamming out, making something cool, being decent, and not a dick.

Stage 1. Oh, shit. Neo Yokio is up, aka New Yorker : teh anime
Stage 2. See mini-toblerone addendum.
Stage 3. Can't stop, send halp.

But yeah, this and Bear Stearns Bravo should go make beautiful babies. Insufferable high-larious pretension.

Playing through Dishonored : Death of the Outsider, I keep finding myself flipping between the earlier titles, as well. I'm currently on mission two of D:DotO, Six of D2, and a fresh start on the Daud DLC.

I played the crud out of Dishonored and its DLC back in the 360/PC days, and got it for free with the pre-order of part 2.

Arkane really does engineer and facilitate playstyles through its titles like no one else.

Thief 1/2 had that lovely sound engine that made moving incrementally rad.

First batch of tamales are out of the steamer. Mm.

Game playing this week: At the end of world 2 in Mario + Rabbids, and finished off a bunch of the world 1 bonus stuff, too. That game is pretty amazing, y'all.

On the turn based strategy tangent, XCOM2 : War of the Chosen is super great, too. I'm guessing the new surprises will last several very long playthroughs. Including a meme-maker aka photobooth was a great idear.

Hurts losing Twin Peaks, but it lasted all summer long.

Pretty day.

vidya games 

after a fairly long break from anything save splatoon2, family, travels and reads...

I am up to the end of October in Persona 5 and the stage seems to be getting set for the end game, though, I'm still unspoiled as to the last few months...

Taking my time in the first Majima chapter of Yakuza 0. Side stories, street brawls, and thuglyfe.

Forgot I put my bonus amazon gift bucks towards Kiwami & Mario + Rabbids, and got a notification that's out for delivery.

The backlog, it hurts.

eventful couple of weeks, family 

mom visiting for five (now six, because of harvey) weeks. eclipse festival burn/fest/trip with sis and her crew was pretty dang fun if exhausting and stressful, except when it wasn't.

since return, did some touristing about with mom, shopping, and general household upkeep.

two days before our trip, grandma went on off a fairly costly monetary and emotionally unannounced 'adventure' that resulted in frantic searching, phone calling, and a late hospital exit.

food 

made up a bunch of naan flatbread for an Oregon eclipse trip. house smells pretty darn good right now. did both a plain yogurt naan topped with butter, and naan topped with garlic/yogurt/butter/green onion. this was a small leftover for trying, and it was pretty groovy.

There's something about the combination of condemned house coupled with ghostly graffiti that I just love.
#photography #art #phonepics

ah ... it's really good, and I am looking forward to it.

first big content update hit and max brass is a lot of fun. that steady drip...

just wants to exhaust its players, such that when mario rolls around pre-halloween, and zelda unveils its final holiday dlc, the way to 2018 looks perilous for those with bank accounts.

"In times of systemic crisis, it is precisely cultural operators that play an inflated role by determining what seems possible to actors embedded in a particular situation. Though material limits are always final, culture and consciousness condition what limits and potentials are actually perceived. An unperceived limit entails catastrophe. An unperceived potential, tragedy."

From the essay "Sorghum and Steel", Chuang 闖, vol. 1

hard to tear my eyeballs away from summer games done quick, but I really want to start up

oh damn, a world record symphony of the night practice session teased during the metroid prime. yeah, it really has been fifteen years. this was a game from the future.

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