And because the stress of certain situations leads me to wanting to punch someone who really deserves it until they stop breathing (and the fact that feeling violent is actually a good sign), let's focus on good things instead, yes? So I got a casserole dish. It is not the prettiest thing in the world, but it's not in any way revolting. That's good, right? *grin* As long as it works. And, well, it is technically all classy and hand-painted and stuff. Yay discount stores.
Today I also made Why the Fuck Not Cookies. Special ingredients include 1.) damn well needing them, and as we know, desperation is an ingredient in itself; 2.) 10 roughly-chopped caramel-filled Ghirardelli squares that were acquired for 50% off the day after Valentine's Day instead of chocolate chips. I have not eaten a whole cookie yet. I have just taken a small sliver from the side of one. Oh my fuck yes. What have I done? Brilliant things.
And since I am capable of nothing else remotely intelligent today, links! A thoroughly enjoyable (at least if you're an old gamer like me) conversation between Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert before the internet gave them $2,000,000. The words "put up or shut up" were never greeted with more enthusiasm.
The Rise and Fall of Sega Enterprises may also be interesting to the ancient gamers amongst us. To see the very honest and clear hindsight is most interesting of all.
Let morons be morons? Granted, it's the internet. And "hardcore gamers" on the internet aren't really worth acknowledging, let alone talking to... but I must concur with the conclusion. "If we're ever going to develop as a species, if we want to make gaming truly egalitarian and open to all, then we need to take a stand. [...] We'll ask nicely at first and give him a chance to see the error of his ways, because that's what civilised adults do. Then we'll tell him to fuck right off."
The most terrifying thing ever is definitely the Mickey Mouse gas mask.
To try and tear your brain away from the screaming, clutching abyss, how about a kick-ass T-rex skeleton puppet-costume-thing?
And finally, geeks never really grow up.