gun violence / political references 

Aftermath of the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict
I know it's been a little while since I've had much to say over here. While I would have liked to weigh in on the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict sooner, maybe it's just as well that I have waited a bit for the dust to settle. (Link is to the Wikipedia article for those who need background.)

The regular readers of this blog know I lean left...

re: ⚠️ begpost, need money for groceries ⚠️ 


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⚠️ begpost, need money for groceries ⚠️ 

We're out of the negative but we're broke. What I got earlier had to go to expenses for my name change (savings account with the money I set aside for this got dipped into automatically when we went negative...).

We could use some spare money for groceries and bills.

My target is $250. Should be enough to feed us for a while.

Thank y'all for what you've done so far. 💜

CashApp: $plausocks (partner)

Texas Renaissance Festival 2021
For the fans who will also be there who might like to say howdy, I will be at the Texas Renaissance Festival on Friday the 26th. I know it is relatively late notice, but it's partially on purpose. I will be there at least most of the day, if not true "cannon to cannon" as I did last time I went in 2008.

The tentative schedule is as follows:
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I've finally figured out a schedule that allows me to see all the acts I want to see. Old favorites and new. This is going to be exciting. The pandemic was a wake-up call, that there might not necessarily be a next year or next time for a lot of things I've wanted to do. I'm already toying with the idea of going to Sherwood Forest Faire in 2022 March/April.

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Thirteen years. That's how long it's been since I have been to the Texas Renaissance Festival. The last weekend happens to come right after a larger than usual paycheck, plus another rather high paying side project. So TRF on Friday it is.

gross, Yoshi 

Yoshi is canonically a dinosaur. Dinosaurs had cloacas and laid eggs.

This means they just fire eggs out of the same place they shit from.

This also means every time Yoshi engulfs a character in Super Smash Bros, they're basically shitting the player out after encapsulating them.

— Elly

Houston Arcade Expo 2021
This post is a bit different. It's also a bit out of order as there are still updates for most of September and October I will be posting shortly.

So, yes, I did attend Houston Arcade Expo 2021 and yes, I did get in a few rounds of pinball there. However, I spent most of my time there in the vendor area at my face painting table (thus the pictures of my setup). I did have quite a few takers for face...

Another "dip" into downtown Houston and a side trip
So, nothing that my previous Monday (August 30) visit to Little Dipper was such a great time, I decided I'd head back down there this past Friday (September 3) and get in a few more rounds of pinball. This time, all of my play was confined to the three newer machines, skipping The Machine: Bride of Pinbot entirely.

I'm noticing a few more minor...

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tfw youre trying to work out your calendar and have to create two calendars, one for "if my sleep is normal" and another for "if my sleep is weird"

How do you start a working class revolution without a working class?

Asking for a friend.

TIL sometimes "extended version" of a song means only about 20-30 seconds longer. Usually, I expect at least another minute or so.

Been hacking on yt-dlp all night. We're gonna be able to download CBC Gem videos, goddamnit!

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