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Hi, everyone; I'm tarah, otherwise known as lobst. I've drawn a few comics that people have seemed to enjoy, and programmed a game demo that won 10th-place in a 140+ entry game jam despite having no sound. My ability to finish any individual project has been stymied by mental health problems for over a year, but I've been seeking treatment and making progress. I've also been streaming videogames on weekends. Watch this space!

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Each new episode of Tamers has the potential to have its cast of 10-year-olds discover a new aspect of the belief engine that creates their reality. The last one we watched featured an extended sequence where the MC grapples with the idea that he, himself, is made of data

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I've been really enjoying my time with older Digimon series in general; it's definitely (thoroughly) a merchandise vehicle for kids, but it takes place in an interesting world and treats its central characters pretty well. Sincerely can't wait to catch up to the new media

I have tons of games I want to play solo, but WaniKani's demanding as hell and unlikely to stop at any point in the next six weeks. I'm probably going to have to set a few days aside where I do the barest possible minimum to keep my streaks going, just so I can get some rest

I feel like people only accept the locked-down nature of this because of expectations from the '80s and '90s, when you bought a Nintendo to play Nintendo cartridges, the only games that physically fit inside the slot on that specific type of Nintendo

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The concept of a videogame "console" made more sense when they were 22MHz processors programmed in assembly with no rewritable internal storage, as opposed to today's consoles which are PCs you can only use to play signed games from a manufacturer-owned digital storefront

I figured I'd take the JLPT N5 in December for a confidence boost (with WK behind me I'm sure I'd be far enough in grammar studies to pass it), but they're not offering the test in Oregon or Washington this year. Whenever it happens here next, I'll be ready

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Picking out an anime I've heard has a story not worth investing in to put on in the background without subtitles, just for additional active listening experience in my quest to Actually Learn Japanese

Uninstalling social media apps and viewing their sites exclusively in-browser has had the unintended but entirely welcome effect of completely eliminating their notifications, which means when I close those sites they can't draw my attention until I decide to open them again

I love the way Beastars depicts awareness in the absence of sight

I wouldn't have expected to enjoy playing killer-side, but it's nice to singlehandedly act as the motivating factor that turns this game into an exciting cooperative escape experience for everyone else. Finally, I see for myself what Komaeda was talking about

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Found the time today to actually play a few games of this! Survivor side as Yun-Jin Lee, Killer side currently alternating between The Trickster and The Shape. The presence of crossplay and lack of an in-game chat have fueled my enthusiasm for playing both modes

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I was able to get the replacement cables connected to my laptop with the aid of the method suggested in this 2-minute video. I found literally no other examples of people explaining how this repair procedure is actually done youtube.com/watch?v=fgMCGgSMIR

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Whoever invented the MHF4 antenna connector, as well as the member of some tech support forum who said "don't worry, they just snap on", didn't account for the immense crushing power of my beefy fingertips

Pie-in-the-sky, I hope this shines a light on things other console manufacturers really should be doing (allowing unlicensed software should've become the standard when consoles started getting hard drives, IMO). I'll be satisfied if it does what it says on the tin, though

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Putting my savings toward this instead of a Series X or some still-yet-unannounced model of Switch

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My only actual concern is whether or not they have something in place to accommodate anti-cheat software, that's the biggest factor at this point that prevents WINE/Proton from being fully recommendable

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The Steam Deck is a compact Linux PC with a gamepad attached and I want one

Grabbed Dead By Daylight on-sale; no DLCs yet, but I'm already enjoying from a distance that the survivor representing Jamie Lee Curtis's character from Halloween has an ability that received several consecutive nerfs deadbydaylight.fandom.com/wiki

@Lobst my favorite disney movie? why, it was in this very event! link: the faces of evil

What's your favorite Disney? Well, I realize a lot of '80s kids will say The Last Unicorn, I know the love's there for Cats Don't Dance, but my nostalgia goggles are firmly on for The Land Before Time 4: Journey Through the Mists

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