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We had to sit and make conversation with the (nice) restaurant representative over the entire multi-course dinner, I ended up getting sticker-shock over the bill ($100 for four people with a $60 delivery fee?!) and still tipped at least 20% because I'm not a monster

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Last night I had a weird dream about going out to eat with three other people, but through a service where you order food and meet a rep from that restaurant at some other restaurant to use their dining space. I had to reassure myself that such a service didn't exist IRL

Twin Peaks: The Return 

I've got to be choosy about the kinds of fan media I consume surrounding this, because questions like "what does [interaction X] mean for how the Black Lodge and the Doppelgangers interact with reality?" bring back a flood of insufferable memories about how it felt to keep up with Lost week after week

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Twin Peaks: The Return 

By "emotionally impactful" I mean details like how mounting a camera to a quadcopter drone enables a director to slowly zoom in on a real-world establishing shot while also keeping it perfectly steady. It's repeatedly used to communicate the scale of a location or to show it at unconventional angles, which is used (effectively, IMO) to create dread

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Twin Peaks: The Return 

Listening to commentary about the story now that I've watched it through, I love it when people talk about details they find emotionally impactful and what they think story events are meant to represent (as opposed to treating it like a jigsaw puzzle you're meant to solve). I like thinking of it as a series of open-ended questions with definite intent behind them but no explicit answers beyond what the audience creates for themselves

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Twin Peaks: The Return 

Soundtrack's full of bangers but the cut to this was a lean-in moment, and it's the rhythm/melody I find most at the forefront of my memory days later youtube.com/watch?v=6SPreLJUhc

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US Politics 

I cannot wait until the instant this miserable gremlin exits the popular discourse, which may not be until he physically withers away; I'm glad he's being laughed out of office at the very least

Mental health adjacent 

I'll be fine; take care of yourselves, everyone. <3

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Morning, folks! I've decided to approach this day with sensibly high hopes, let's get that bread 💫💖🍞

Twin Peaks: The Return, mildly hot take 

Binged the rest of this today because after episode 8 I had to. I generally loved it, I also feel sorry for the people who approached this revival hungry for concrete answers about what elements of the story exactly are, because even the relatively straightforward bits are on a whole different level of abstraction from the end of season 2

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Resident Evil: Vendetta (2), spoilers 

the *entire movie* is like this

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I was one of the folks making Adult Swim-styled bumper videos about Snouts and other furry-friendly communities every now and then, following the trend set by JD, Ace, and some other very good dogs. I'd prepared one in advance celebrating the instance's second anniversary, but with everything starting to implode right around the end of September, there was never a “good time” to post it.

Anyway, here's Wonderwall.

Digimon Adventure Episode 51: Piemon, The Clown From Hell 

Despite the title, most of this episode sets aside the ongoing battle between Wargreymon and the dark carnival master himself to focus on Yamato, Sora, and Jyou just talking out their (understandable) insecurities with one another and their Digimon pals. It augments this by depicting characters sinking into an anxiety-spiral abyss and being thrown lifelines, providing visual language for concepts central to basic emotional intelligence

Waiting for the W_D: Legion patch that adds a button to freezeframe the gameplay so the player character can address the audience in voiceover: "Yep, that's me. You might be wondering how I got into this situation. Well, it's a long story--" and cut to earlier in the game

Attention all duelists: hunnidp, the rapper behind Pumpkin Hill Zone released a sequel like YESTERDAY.

youtu.be/UYK8Ir2cpTc

Twin Peaks: The Return, mildly personal 

Dale/Dougie stares into negative space at his dinner table and sees Mike beyond the veil patiently telling him not to die; it's cinematically depicted as a turning point but to me it feels like one that reflects how severe the his internal despair seems to be. While he does seem to be physically released from imprisonment, he lost years off his life and returned to an unfamiliar world. The fact that he appears to be recovering this soon is miraculous to me

From what I can tell, they removed the stamina system altogether and made it so every consumable/gacha element is bought with ingame currency. It's definitely Another One Of These, but I'm glad it'll be as available to me as any other console game in ten years

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I've been playing the Osomatsu-san Candy Crush phone game they ported to Switch without the F2P monetization, and it blows my mind that the practice of converting these games to static products with a single up-front price tag isn't more commonplace in the game industry

extremely big fan of how the boss music for Plok of all things starts off as sort of vaguely spooky kids game music before transitioning into something that wouldn't really be out of place in Hotline Miami or Payday

youtube.com/watch?v=fixc63xMXe

*sees an elaborate 3D game cutscene with realistically rendered humans and handcrafted effects, every aspect pushing the upper boundaries of fidelity and animation complexity* Oh. Oh honey. Oh sweetie, please, you don't need to do this. Are you OK? I hope you're OK

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