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I hate baseball.

I mean, I hate most sports, since they bore the hell out of me when I’m not the one playing, but this is especially true of baseball. Most of the game is sitting around watching one guy chuck things at a plate, and the guy at the plate fucking up. Every half hour or so, you might get one interesting play. Otherwise, you’re just watching a man handle his balls.

That said, it’s not like video games are any better. Watching professional LoL is like watching a bunch of snails race across your driveway. Literally the least entertaining thing ever due to the length of the laning phase and the sheer amount of time that passes between notable events. I’m not sure if I’d rather watch League or Baseball, to be honest. Neither provides me even the slightest bit of entertainment.

Well, on the bright side, RDO patch launch went pretty well. People simping for Harriet kind of surprises me though. And no, the reason this took so long to come out wasn’t because I was working on that. It was just because baseball. Baseball + me = demotivated and even more cynical than usual.

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I can’t decide what to make for dinner tonight. I just got some potato starch in the mail, so I’ve finally got everything I need to make karaage again, but I’ve also defrosted the pork because the starch wasn’t supposed to arrive until tomorrow.

Decisions, decisions…

Goddammit, I’ve been so bored lately that I’ve been wasting >2h on cooking everyday. I don’t even live with anyone. Cooking fancy meals for yourself is kind of a waste of time if anything…

Well, not like I’ve really got anything else to do, since most video games suck.

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Recipe from yesterday for those who asked.

  1. Make dashi, cool it until it’s room temperature
  2. Submerge dried shiitake mushrooms in water until thoroughly remoisturized, then remove the stem and chop into thin slices
  3. Soak Japanese rice in water for about an hour, then drain any excess water with a sieve or something
  4. Chop carrots, chicken, and pastrami into thin slices
  5. Mince bamboo shoots
  6. Add dashi to rice, have water levels reach just under the amount you would normally use to cook the same amount of rice
  7. Add soy sauce and mirin to taste (normally about 1 tablespoon per cup of rice)
  8. Place chicken on top of rice and other ingredients on top of chicken.
  9. Hit mixed rice on the rice cooker. If you don’t have this option, cook it as usual and then let it sit for a few extra minutes.
  10. Once rice is done, mix well.
  11. Dice up some green onions and sprinkle them on top.

Note that you should not under any conditions mix the rice and the ingredients before the rice is fully cooked, and that it’s normal for there to be a tiny bit of burnt rice along the bottom when you cook this way.

Hopefully that was detailed enough.

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My fire alarm has been beeping very loudly (significantly louder than a vaccuum cleaner) for something in the realm of 40 hours now. Maintenence still hasn’t come to check it out because it was July 4th yesterday (technically 2 days ago since it’s past midnight now, but whatever.)

I know it’s a battery problem, but I can’t replace it myself without getting fined.

I swear I’m going insane. It beeps between two and four times every minute, and I haven’t slept since it started because of how ridiculously loud it is. Fuck. I wish I could go back in time and murder the person who invented these stupid things.

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Gunfire Reborn is really fun. It’s what you would get if you turned Borderlands into a rogue-like, and frankly, I like it a lot better than Borderlands 3. It’s probably the first Chinese-made game that I have personally played and not found to be utter trash, and the fact that it’s an FPS makes it only all the more impressive in that regard, as China and FPS games don’t really have much of a reputation together.

The gunplay is on point, and the combination of large heads and travel time on all your projectiles makes the core gameplay loop really fun. Headshots are still fairly easy, but you have to work for them more than you do in a traditional FPS, which in my opinion is great. The dash mechanic, especially when upgraded, and the movement speed (also especially when upgraded) are really nice, and I love how the game diverges from the trash that is the slow-paced cover-based shooter pitfall.

Don’t get me wrong, that isn’t to say that I think the game is perfect. There’s still a lot of problem with pacing and balance, especially with regards to how some weapons are basically completely useless even with what would be perfect enchantments on other weapons. I’d also like something to do with all the progression stuff once you hit cap, and I think there really isn’t enough variety just yet. Moreover, the game really needs to loop like many other rogue-likes instead of just ending after the final boss. I’d also like a little bit more speed by default, and the ability to drop my pistol or pick up more than 2 other weapons. But hey, it’s still early access, so I’m sure a lot will change.

It’s only like 10 USD on steam, so I definitely recommend buying it, and feel free to hit me up if you’d like to play.