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([personal profile] atolnon Apr. 12th, 2017 12:34 pm)
People are vanishing from LJ in a hurry - I can't say I'm surprised. I am, myself, cross-posting to the usual place. Maybe it's more appropriate to say that I'm posting there and I'm still cross-posting here. My content isn't likely to run afoul of Russian laws, but who can say? I am prepared for most contingencies.

Small things:

I wanted to start the Metal Gear franchise on the advice of a large percentage of friends, and Kay recommended starting with Twin Snakes. It's a GameCube game and I have a Wii, but when I got the Wii set up, it seems as though there's a problem with the disk intake or reader. Persona 5 just came in, which is a powerful incentive to switch gears and further prolong my engagement with the ol' MG - I might start Persona and wait until Kay's home to do any MG playing. Honestly, I've just postponed any serious video gaming.

The car situation is generally weirder than I like. The salesperson that we've been working with is just... I mean, he's uncomfortable to hang around. I don't like talking to him. He puts my teeth on edge and he's dismissive to Kay even when he's trying to seem pleasant. We're getting pre-approved for financing, my dad'll cosign with us, and we'll buy it on Saturday - it's just that we won't deal with the old salesman anymore. Finally, though, we won't have trouble with vehicles. I'm really glad my Camry's in such good shape despite the accident, and I'm looking forward to being able to drive it again.

It wouldn't have normally been possible for me to make the game session (and therefor run the game at all) today because Kay's got mandatory overtime this week and that's how shit is - but my friend has access to his car this week because break is on, and he'll give me a ride. First, that's rad, and second, now I'll make cookies to bring to the session at his new place.

I'm finishing up with my Norton copy of George Bernard Shaw's plays and essays written about them. I'll admit that I've enjoyed it more than I thought I would and they're relevant in ways I didn't expect them to be even now, but there's something about the writing of the period that always makes the reading something like work. I've had a mind to tackle 50 books this year, and the prognosis doesn't seem super good for that. I'm not making a really directed push for it, because there are other things I need to do (so I don't want to put a top priority on quantity) and because that's a goal I know I'm predisposed to gaming and the length of books is so heavily variable. It's very much a soft goal where if I don't meet it, I'm not like... officially concerned with it. But I'd like to get close to it, if for no other reason than the fact that I've got a huge literary backlog I'd been meaning to get to and for the last two years I've really gotten some good books read - but I've also spent a lot of time reading and re-reading old essays or books and it's gotten stale. The Shaw collection (there's another reason it gets so variable) will make 11 books finished, though.

I saw Logan, and it was definitely worth the price of admission. Feels more like a Western than a super-hero flick which I honestly prefer.

There was something else, but I forget and I have a game to refresh myself on and cookies to make.
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