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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!

lobstworks.com/
lobst.itch.io/

Copyright law is a bludgeon used by corporations against ordinary people, most companies can't be bothered to preserve the culture they possess the legal rights for, and I will only watch Hamilton if handsomely paid to do so

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One of my favorite moments in my backlog of podcasts (around 2016) involved one host in a discussion about media piracy saying anyone who wants to see a musical should have to pay and view it in person, then suddenly realizing how classist that sentiment was while saying it

The way this series depicts low self-esteem fascinates me. Toko and Mikan are incredibly harsh on themselves, believing a fiction where something essential to their character warrants universal disgust; it's played up for comedic effect but I've 100% felt those ways before

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My favorite console to date is a Ryzen 3400G computer in an ITX case, running Lutris, Steam, and RetroArch through Linux Mint

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My HDMI splitter seems to have stopped authenticating the HDCP handshake from my PS4. It just means I'll have to replace the splitter, but it still feels wrong to have to make concessions to accommodate the copyright-protective design of an opaque media box

@kat Put in a support ticket for something in World of Warcraft.
She got an interesting response.
youtu.be/J5ENHxYHZms

I keep notes playing through these, it's refreshing (not really) to encounter the game's new resident main cast member whose first bullet point is "- Sucks"

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Just got past Danganronpa 2's prologue; as it establishes its premise I appreciate just how much it expects new players to have already played the first one to completion

insomnia's silver lining is that she gets to be there for this

Jab #1 complete, scheduled early in the day to avoid overcrowding. The next one's going to be even earlier, I can't wait

CC Attribution licensed; too many audio and video samples to credit here, but they're in the dooblydoo at youtu.be/2D08RWavzhc

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flashing images, high contrast 

september 2020: phaedra and clemence work out the AV sync issues in their installation piece, just in time for the gallery (like everything else) to shut down again

Crypto nerds are truly oblivious to how much anyone even remotely concerned about the environment holds the phenomenon and its perpetrators in utter disdain

Pages 9 and 10, the finale for the first Vidhoppers story! Now that we're here, the sky's the limit

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Pages 7 and 8! Featuring a rewrite from the print version; to find out what it was, simply buy a print copy from an online shop I keep telling myself I'll make but haven't bothered to yet

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Took down Kalameet and Manus tonight; Kalameet was a ranged-only battle that took multiple evenings to develop the muscle memory for. Manus was easier because I'd overleveled both my equipment and myself, and stumbled upon the magic-nullifying pendant by accident, whoops :v

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Pages 5 and 6! Because it's bright and colorful and has more players than you'd ordinarily expect

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Pages 3 and 4! The game isn't explicitly Taiko Drum Master or Donkey Konga, but it'd be absurd if I denied its influence

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Artorias is finally down, it required dozens of attempts but I was able to follow the patterns for long enough without choking. By the time I made it through I barely had to heal at all, which (IMO) is the platonic ideal for how this kind of difficult boss fight should go

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