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I think about how, every time I've seen the Studio Ghibli test footage for the Little Nemo film, people get bummed it didn't get made.

But what got made instead isn't just the boring Nemo film we got - it was also either Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, or Kiki's Delivery Service. Possibly all of them.

Animation's main resource is people's time. You can't just abra kadabra 30 films into existence. People have to make them.

Thinking out loud about laptops :servbot_at_work: 

As a wonderful hatchday gift, my laptop return was approved! I will thankfully not have to get it repaired by Lenovo then sell it as a well-loved last-year's-model via a week-long eBay auction starting at 1/5th the machine's original retail price and hope for the following 30 days that it doesn't show the same defect in the new buyer's hands. As for what I'll be getting instead, I'll see what options are available at the start of June.

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I turn 36 years old today (May 11th)! To celebrate I'll be resuming weekly game streams, this time at Twitch (twitch.tv/lobst), starting either in the morning or on Tuesday. Feel free to follow and/or hang out; thanks for sticking with me, everyone. <3 🔸

a lil "dark souls remastered" fan comic. my favourite game mechanic is "everyone stops to take a big sip of juice"

when a coworker wants to start talking to me about politics

hello folks. i've put some new music out:

isdoes.bandcamp.com/album/orre

9-track mini-album, various downtempo styles. pay what you wish. enjoy!

"billionaires earned their money" is this century's "the king has the divine right to rule"

(To be clear, I'm referring to how the story's a series of well-worn anime tropes tied up in an overwrought nest of lore, not to the parts where it becomes clear the localizers for this were big fans of edgy [shitty] humor 🔸)

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Pretty good title for an achievement in a game with dialogue that'd perfectly slot into a ProZD skit, IMO 🔸

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it's called the xbox series x bc when u see it u turn x degrees and walk away (solve for x)

Book, you say "Kobolds are fundamentally selfish, making them evil", but that's a weird way to say "Kobolds are fundamentally delightful, making them great to be around"

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the endless struggle between being trans and not wanting to be referred to as a boy, and being a mcelroy fan who refers to literally every object as a boy

the people making money off of copyright aren't artists, they're disney's shareholders

TBH, it feels like making my presence exclusive to far lesser-known competitors is for people who hold far more influence than I ever did. It requires a massive existing audience, a word-of-mouth network, and, uh, a consistent flow of content (I have had none of these)🔸

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I'd like to get back into streaming weekly again; I'm undecided on whether to do it on Picarto or Twitch, though. The rationale for Twitch is to avoid a scenario where my anti-centralization/anti-monopoly beliefs put up barriers that prevent people from getting to know me🔸

fatphobia, exercise 

ok legit when i'm looking up a new exercise the first place i go is wikihow because it's the only fucking exercise website that has a short intro paragraph describing the exercise which leads directly into how to do the exercise, instead of every other website that's like "here's how to SLIM DOWN THE FAT with this BELLY CRUNCHING EXERCISE to make you SKINNY and LOVEABLE AGAIN, buy our THIRTY DOLLAR VIDEO SERIES"

Thinking out loud about laptops :servbot_at_work: 

In the meantime, I might as well upgrade a few things about the laptop I've got -- partly to make it more usable in the interim, partly to make it more appealing for when I resell it. I picked up a replacement fan, an aftermarket wifi card, and some fresh thermal paste; I'll be installing all three when I replace the primary storage with the hard drive this system originally came with (currently being used as its secondary).

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Thinking out loud about laptops :servbot_at_work: 

Return's in the mail; I'm looking forward to when they accept it. In the meantime, I'm finding that my old laptop is far more capable than I gave it credit for, in that the 2-in-1 I just returned was more of a lateral move than I thought it'd be -- so I'm thinking when the funds are back in my bank account I'll just get a modern gaming laptop instead and treat myself to an actual upgrade to the 2015-era Aspire I'm using at the moment

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