maiki scratches

I like making pretty things. I don’t know anyone who makes something appealing and aren’t happy about it. It’s just that trend is not justification for making pretty. Trend is for people playing a particular game that isn’t “craft”. Craft cares about universe, it challenges the universe, saying, “show me better, so I may learn!”

Jun 12

I had this funny thought about comparing quest boards.

I’m always doing stuff with the Discourse API and #quest-board. Including building my own filters and sorts. And I thought how funny it would be to sort multiple feeds into one list, and then list by votes. Because the more active quest boards would rank higher, encouraging (possibly) any given quest board community to encourage others to vote for their quests…

It is not great behavior! I just think it would be funny. For instance, the voting plugin we use is just that. And lots of Discourse sites use it. And I make it a point to not require an API key for my queries, meaning I could just build a meta-vote-board of all the other Discourse sites… :thinking:

May 27

Space donut.

May 28

Twilight Zone (2019) s01e03, Replay

May 27

Wow, I can see why folks get obsessed with the World Wars. That’s pretty nuts.

Jun 11

I’ve liked Ellen DeGeneres since it was dangerous to express so in public. Granted, it was public school in Alabama, but still…

Jun 1

You have no idea how close you came to buying a goat.

Jun 13

Jun 3

The thought occurs: how many people use astrology to map their lives, and how many use it to manipulate the former group.

Symbology happens.

May 30

No new game engines. Existing ones, improved and freer.

Jun 10

Awake at 2am. Haven’t done this in a while. Clover woke up, felt lonely. Ultimately, doesn’t like the window open, but this summer heat means the window is open…

I used to want to wake up more, now I want to rest while I can.

Jun 10

I find it weird that despite all the French Arthurian legends being essentially fan fiction and closer in time to us than to the historical events that inspired the legends, no one is Arthurian legend ever farts.

Did we get really fartsy in the last couple of centuries? I think our feet got smaller, so I’m open.

Jun 12

Public transit is void of course today.

May 30

Gift everyone you know cannabis plants. Someone is sure to have a green thumb!

Jun 12

After thinking about it for 15 years, I am going to focus on designing “tabletop” games. Printed or imaginary, boards and cards.

I love video games, and would really like to build with them. But until we get free software toolsets that let me mix together assets without having to code, my other life foci just aren’t lining up with the skills that let me participate otherwise.

Tabletop games, on the other hand, are great! Communication! Collaboration! Storytelling! Problem-solving! People and friends! And my technical skills are more supportive of such endeavors, something like an alignment that is probably worth inspecting in-depth.

Anyhow, it is a kind of relief. I can let some ideas go, because they aren’t in my wheelhouse. And by “go” I mean noted and stored away for winter. :slight_smile:

Jun 1

May 31

Quiet time, 4 - 6.

Jun 4

I’m afraid my sense of altruism is my stubborn refusal to live in a shitty world.

Jun 11

I started listening to Nick Drake today and suddenly understood what Rick Sanchez felt when forced by Summer Smith to listen to Elliot Smith.

Jun 13