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I haven’t been on the Internet lately (especially the Steam Store) - I’ve drastically cut my redditing and the such, so I’m terribly late to the party:

TRANSISTOR!!!

I just opened the Steam store to browse what’s new and trendy and my eyes were caught by this cover art. It was oddly familiar and incredibly beautiful, so if course I had to click to check it out.

Lo and behold, it is a new game created by the developers of Bastion, Supergiant Games!

Released on 21 May (a week and a half ago), this game is another 2,5 dimensional action RPG full of adventure and rich storytelling. Logan Cunningham, the voice actor of Bastion’s Rucks, is back, too.

I haven’t bought the game yet, but the reviews say that combat is different from Bastion and people love it. Metacritic gives the game an 83/100.

I can’t wait until I have the American dollars to buy this game.

In regards to my last post about my LoL fanfic for my student, maybe I should post each section as I write it (once a week) until it’s done. Each section is pretty short (no more than an A4 sheet in length) because he is, after all, still in primary school. I’ll have to apologise now for some of the wording; I have to keep the vocabulary simple enough that he doesn’t get stuck trudging through stuff he can’t read, but still have some words he doesn’t know so he can learn new words.

Then, when this story concludes, maybe I’ll write an Elder Scrolls fanfic for him. I can post each part of that as they roll out as well.

I tutor kids in English as part-time freelance work here in Hong Kong. I write a new, customised lesson each week for each of my students, and I make sure every lesson has proofreading, vocabulary, writing, and reading comprehension practise.

I’m writing an episodic League of Legends fan-fiction for my Wednesday P4 student, and I end each section with a cliffhanger.

Last week, my student asked if I wrote more of the story, and he was greatly disappointed that it was a little shorter than usual this week.

I never would have guessed that I’d be writing any kind of fanfic, especially for LoL of all games… normally I’d be embarrassed and ashamed that I’ve stooped to such a level, but not this time. My student loves it, and that’s all that matters.

Solitaire

Once, as a kid, I was taking a long plane ride somewhere and grew incredibly bored. I asked the flight attendants for a pack of cards, which they gladly provided for free (nobody does this any more). I thought I’d play a little Solitaire on the plane.

I quickly learned that this was an incredibly obnoxious game to play with physical cards. In fact, any of the card games you get with any Windows OS is terrible in real life.

Your cards take more space than you expect (table trays are so spacious), they slide around when you stack them (turbulence was great), your stacks of red and black never line up properly (which row does this card belong to?), and your hands are just so full of cards that you can’t even stack stacks because they just fall all over the place.

Solitaire was so bad that I can’t imagine trying to do this with Freecell.

Enjoy your computer-assisted single player card games. Seriously. Technology is awesome.

ESO patch 1.1.2

  • Hozzin’s Folly: Fixed an issue with the fire traps where you would either take no damage when standing on them, or would take damage when standing a distance away. You will now be burned appropriately.

lol

Anyway, this patch is like 2 GB but there are a lot of fixes so it should be better. My friend and I have been playing a bit of ESO lately and I find it pretty fun. My current character is a two-handed sorcerer cat. I’m going for a non-minmaxing build because thinking out of the box is more fun IMO… he’s mostly DPS, not really much of a tank, and my partner isn’t much of a tank either, a dual-wield nightblade cat.

My friend wants me to exchange rings of Mara with him. Oh boy.

A Good Sandwich by Intrathecal on deviantART

I’m pretty proud of myself for making the ingredients discernible in my drawings even when it’s just black and white. I like technical drawing.

I used to have the deli guy make my sandwich just like this. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Solitaire
ESO patch 1.1.2

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