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Hey folks, as I've struck out into the fediverse, it strikes me that I haven't redone

So, I'm Paul. The Cookie Brigade calls me Mom. I'm a java dev for my day job. In my spare time, I stream in the mornings at , I work on board game ideas, and I chase down whatever interests me at the time. Currently I'm trying to make a mead that resembles a chocolate chip cookie. We'll see how that goes.

Can someone explain to me what the black background with a multicolor lightning bolt is about? Thanks in advance.

asking again - it's yours, hell I'll even pay u.s. shipping. free bottle of Spiro, DM me.

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Inscryption spoilers 

Fuck. Just... Fuck.

Took the fucker's photo. And now what the fresh hell is this? I'm in a card-based RPG? What the fuck is going on?!

And who the fuck lives in Vancouver? FUCK!

Anyways, I finished Psychonauts 2, and it was good. Good thing about unemployment, plenty of time to finish games.

I got another three minutes, so let's talk about why Dancing Mad is so good.

It is a character theme that grows WITH the character. Mind you that character's arc is "Sadistic clown, to mass murdering channer fuckwad, to final boss", but it is still an excellent piece, and I wish more RPGs did similar things with their character themes.

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That moment when you're about to turn off the music and go do something else, but Dancing Mad comes on, so you just sit there and listen to it for the next 13 minutes.

Metroid Dread spoilers / review. 

Finished it tonight. If I'm understanding it correctly, the reason Samus does whatever ADAM told her to do is basically pre-birth conditioning/brainwashing. So, while that's awful, it at least explains the absolute horrible-ness that is her actions in Other M.

So, Yay?

Let's talk about the game as a whole. It rewards sequence breaking, more than usual, with a special end to a boss-fight early on if you can manage to get a few extra power-ups before you were supposed to. There's a fair bit of railroading, and since most of it occurs due to destroying and re-working the planet's surface, I don't hate it. Returning to previous areas has new challenges to overcome which adds to the gameplay.

The game has many markers it automatically adds to the map system, and it allows you to add additional markers as well, but I never felt the need to add them.

My major issues with the game were the one-hit kills of the E.M.M.I. units was very frustrating, and that there were several bosses that would knock full energy tank chunks off in a single attack. While the loading screen is quick to remind you that all boss attacks can be avoided, that doesn't make them fun to play.

The final boss fight can be a slog, but I presume most people weren't expecting to have to pair the proper attacks against the first form. It can be overwhelmed with enough Storm Missiles, or you can go from Ice Missiles to Wave Beam to Charge Beam to Super Bomb based on the final boss's armor color.

Samus' final armor form was amazing, and honestly, this game felt like a capstone to the story. There's no questions left for me in the universe, the only Metroid left is Samus.

If it goes anywhere from here, it would be to hunt down Samus as she is the largest threat to the galaxy at this point. I'm not sure how I'd feel about that. Probably not good.

Anyways, glad I played it, I'd happily recommend it, but while I'm sure it'd be okay to go in blind at this point of the series, it certainly does not hurt to have played the Prime games, Metroid, Samus Returns, Super Metroid, and Fusion.

But Other M is still garbage, skip that.

Just wrapped up The Ascent. It was buggy as hell, but it was a very fun top-down dungeon crawler in a cyberpunk take on a wide-scale universe. The dialogue was a very strong point of the game and I'd definitely recommend it. Took about 13 hours in all to play through it.

We got all the tools my wife needs to start her job as a millwright Monday!
After 3 long years, we’ll have a professional income!

We don’t, however, have the money we needed for childcare this week.

Hoping to raise the $179 needed to keep Lu in care while Jess works and I attend college.
@londonshine for venmo (0309)
$glamorshark for cashapp

And just like that, I'm un-employed as of Oct 13th.

I get two weeks paid vacation for my last two weeks, and I get a hefty severance package after being there for 15 years. Seems like a good time to take my own advice and go in to politics.

Psychonauts 2 spoilers 

Really enjoying the game so far. Just finished sorting the mail. Was not expecting the amount of tragedy that I've been getting so far, but it's good? In that you're helping people to process, accept and continue on when things are totally fucked instead of shutting down completely or engage in alternate toxic behaviors.

It's just. It's a good game, Bront.

Finally digging in to Psychonauts 2. It's good stuff.

Oh hey, if you would like to support Child's Play charity, and get delicious cookies delivered to your house, may I recommend donating via the Cookie Brigade?

*People get boosted on to my timeline*

*Checks their posts*

"Anarchy is the best form of government and Chernobyl is anti-russian propaganda."

Gonna, just put up a block here, don't mind me.

Replace all problematic name drops with "Hatsune Miku" 2021 challenge.

A new Guilty Gear Strive track dropped!

Also a new playable character.

But new music track!

What if... What if I did a stream where I just worked on painting districts on a map based on 2020 Census data?

I am only a sore winner when my opponent is an asshole. Then it's all the salt I can serve day at the spite bar.

Broken Token board games, sexual assault and related bullshit 

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