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LG75 D3

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Now it's D3 for the LG75 Alethi game at  17th Shard . For the NK, I had randomly chosen Archer. And it was interesting that later towards the end of the night, he posted about how he was prime NK candidate and also revealed that he was a Highprince. I considered switching the NK last minute, but then thought it would be best to leave it as the random choice already done. And now I think it worked out well. There's been a lot of suspicion and finger-pointing at the start of this day. None has been on me or my partners yet. However, I did post about how Books looked suspicious for their vote on me. I need to start with this in case a wagon ever builds on them. I need to be seen starting the bus. I don't think the wagon will build up yet since there are others people find more suspicious. I think only TJ had suspicions of Books. And if for some reason I ever get executed, this will help Books look better long-term. Books just replied back to me a bit ago, and I replied again.

LG75 D2

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It's D2 for the LG75 Alethi game at  17th Shard . For the NK, I had randomly chosen TUO. That worked out to be rather interesting because it was a NK that gave very little info. The players were surprised by the kill. Haha. 😃 There's been some back and forth. I think Dannex is likely the next execution. A wagon was started on me by Archer (I think), then Dannex hopped on it. My Elim partner Books was asking if it would be alright for him to bus me. I said that's fine, but warned him it might look opportunistic and to be careful how he did it. Also, I told him I wouldn't stop fighting. I also warned my partners in general that I will take the opportunity to bus them if they slip up and it looks like something I should jump on. Books would be an especially valuable pelt since he's our main PR. I'm actually not sure I trust that Books will do the bus properly and follow through to a win. I don't think he's usually that invested in the games. I don't kn

Bullet Journal 2021-03-31 Wednesday

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Didn't realize Easter is coming up this weekend Need to prepare gifts for my nieces Chatting with CRichard again Chatting with Foster again Continuing to read Oathbringer Think I saw that next Murderbot Diaries is out

Bullet Journal 2021-03-30 Tuesday

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Still enjoying GWENT Growing concerns Water shortage in Taiwan Threat of attack by China Worries about moving back to US Made spreadsheet for Forum Battle Royale turn processing Position in queue at FoL coming up soon Upcoming holiday weekend will be busy

Bullet Journal 2021-03-29 Monday

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Weekend went okay, though didn't get much work done Learned term SCP on FoL Apparently weird objects invented by people collectively on Internet SCP Foundation SCP-3008 Infinite IKEA Chatted with Archer about difficulties learning Chinese and Japanese Chatted with Foster Talked about my past with my parents Talked about his past summer with his crush He gave me much better explanation of SCP "It's basically this fandom that makes up horror stories based around the canon that there is a foundation build to control these anomalies" He's familiar with Fate anime series Eliminated in Coup game on FoL

Bullet Journal 2021-03-27 Saturday

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Took a long nap 😃 Chatting with CRichard from FoL He won first game as town in mountainous game on Mafia Universe Mountainous Desperado We talked about mashes and I mentioned Time Travel mash on POG 2+2 He googled it and found my blog entry about it Village win for Time Travel 2 Mishmash! Not sure if he looked at anything else on my blog Clan Wars started in Age of Magic

Bullet Journal 2021-03-26 Friday

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Continued listening to  The Jordan B Peterson Podcast S4 E10: Bret Weinstein Stages of identity Internet world has disrupted normal play stage for identity People can more easily find like-minded people on Internet, so social feedback not as varied Still have neck pain Could be from computer usage Trying to take more frequent breaks Geyde was going to ask me to replace into game at FoL Looks like there might have been an incident involving EVO and Eevee Apparently resolved another way Sent message to Mia Nominated ATNoName for Best Town Performance for Thing Game - Joy Flavor Thanked Pigeon and Min for their nominations Friends wrote new blog posts Scruffy - Things I Hate About MLBB Archer -  Archer's dilemma

Bullet Journal 2021-03-25 Thursday

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Taiwan going through water shortage Not sure how much to be concerned about this Trust government to handle as best as possible Time goes by so quickly each day Morning hours go by too quickly No time lately to chat with people What changes should I make? Still thinking about new profile pic Still thinking about Forum Battle Royale Clan Wars coming up this weekend for Age of Magic Having neck pain Listened to The Daily Stoic Podcast Steven Pressfield on Battling Resistance and Winning With Love Free of passion, full of love Let evil come into the world but not though me (Alexander Solzhenitsyn?) Training myself for the one moment We can choose who we follow in tradition, who we are the children of How are you measuring yourself against your hero? Also have our anti-heroes Listening to The Jordan B Peterson Podcast S4 E10: Bret Weinstein iGen has grown up with Internet Internet persona is more them than IRL persona Civil war between those for whom Internet persona is primary and those f

LG75 D1

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It's D1 for the LG75 Alethi game at  17th Shard . I finally rolled as Elim on the site. I was wondering when that would eventually happen. So far I only know about 2 others on my team. We expect there should be another to make it 4 total out of 16 players, which is exactly 25% and the normal ratio. So we'll see how this game goes. At least it's not usually required to talk a whole lot, so I should be okay. Just need to help with the solving and maybe sow some bad theories. 😃

MR49 C5

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It's C5 for the MR49 Luthadel game at  17th Shard . I was NK'd, so now I'm out of the game. Haha, good timing I suppose since I'm just starting the LG75 game. I found out from the dead doc that Illwei is actually a Straff Elim. Supposedly she thought I was on her team and voted me to test that out. If I was on her team, I couldn't have been killed by her. But if not, then I would die, which I did. 😃 Anyway, I guess the other 2 players I protected were also Straff Elim. And apparently there were 5 on each Elim team, which is way too much. There would only be 8 Villagers to start then. Everyone had been assuming only 3 per Elim team. And 4 might have been a possibility. But 5 is just ridiculous. I was originally thinking the Elims were at a disadvantage due to no chat, but with numbers like that, I think they have an advantage.

MR49 C4

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It's C4 for the MR49 Luthadel game at  17th Shard . The conversation has really died down since Quinn was killed at the end of last cycle. I've pushed for executing Tani due to how she was trying to save Matrim even though he was an outed wolf. She insisted we should leave him to be killed by the Straff Elim team. We'd all already discussed this and gave reasons why it wasn't a good idea to leave a wolf alive to do harm. But she kept pressing, and it does look like a desperate attempt to keep Matrim alive even though she says she feels that way about any outed Mistborn Elim. There was more I could do to show why she's likely Elim, but I won't press any further. Others have agreed to vote on her, and she seems to have mostly given up. No one is really saying much more. I'm not one to make idle chit chat, so I'm not saying anything further either. I'll check if anything changes tonight, but I'm pretty sure we are just waiting for the cycle to end a

Bullet Journal 2021-03-24 Wednesday

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Glad to complete project AF last night Morning felt wasteful Felt like doing stuff, but too tired to focus Stupidly didn't want to sleep until too tired to resist Need to find way to handle these situations Read about situation on LGBT+ War Room server Apparently Alice created alt and used it for racial slurs Somehow involved targeting PKR in particular PKR says he's white guy Feels like so much more goes on that I'm not aware of Want to change profile pic Need to sort through recently collected artwork Feel that I need to do general cleanup Need to clear away clutter Need to clear my mind Continuing to read Oathbringer Sometimes find myself crying during moments of heroism Always wondered why I'm so sensitive about that Joining LG75 game on 17th Shard Host wanted at least one more player to make it 15

Bullet Journal 2021-03-23 Tuesday

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Listened to new The Ayaan Hirsi Ali Podcast Sam Harris on Threats to Freedom of Speech Difficulties dealing with J Finished doing financial review Need to follow through with some transactions Need to do more with Forum Battle Royale Geyde hasn't said anything more Need to do some spreadsheet simulations

MR49 C3

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It's C3 (Cycle 3) for the MR49 Luthadel game at 17th Shard . This game has combined day and night phases called cycles. Since there's no separate night phase, you have to prepare your action ahead of time before the cycle ends. I replaced into the game almost right away C1. My alignment is Villager and my role is Lurcher, which gives me the ability to protect someone. I can't self-protect and I can't protect the same player 2 cycles in a row. Also, this is multiball and there are 2 separate Elim factions, Straff and Cett. Additionally, the Elims don't know all their teammates and they don't have any shared chat. Quite a disadvantage for them. Glad I'm not Elim this game. 😃 Actually I don't think I've rolled Elim yet at 17th Shard . This game has a slower pace as usual compared to games at FoL . I guess that's a nice change of pace. Sometimes it can be frustrating when no one is doing much except for a few players. There's often a reluctance

Bullet Journal 2021-03-22 Monday

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Listened to  Philosophize This!  podcasts recently Episode 144 … Max Weber - Iron Cage Episode 145 … Henri Bergson pt. 1 - History Episode 146 - Bergson on Laughter pt. 2 - Vitalism Episode 147 - Being and Becoming Process philosophy sounds interesting Should also learn more about Nietzsche Having so much trouble focusing Considering hosting Minority Rule game on POG 2+2 or 17th Shard Not sure how talkative theses sites would be during each round Coup game hosted by Intensity in signups on FoL Adding new custom cards to allow more players Some people posting negative comments Hoping game goes well Could last awhile

Bullet Journal 2021-03-21 Sunday

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Finished reading  Classroom of the Elite Vol. 2 Rated 4 stars Started list of games for 2020 at FoL

Bullet Journal 2021-03-20 Saturday

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Offered to help make list of completed games on FoL Talked with Arete on details Finished up list yesterday for 2021 games List of Completed FM Games - 2021 Want to add Misc games still Want to go back to previous years Replaced into MR49 game on 17th Shard

Town win for Thing Game!

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Well, town won in the  Thing Game - Joy Flavor  game on  Forum of Lies ! Yay us! 😃 It was a tense F3 LYLO. I had to solve between ATNo and EVO. I had started with thinking ATNo was more towny than EVO, but I knew a convert was possible and ATNo would be the more likely target. When I saw that ATNo was pushing the suicide convert to peg me as the wolf, I was suspicious. I used much of the day to question ATNo and noticed that he was pretty set on pushing the suicide convert theory only. It looked like wolf agenda. He didn't seem to even consider other possibilities even though he talked about having thought through things overnight. He kept saying that EVO was never starting wolf based on the one vote where he sheeped ATNo on voting PKR. But I was pointing out that the vote wasn't necessarily towny and could be seen as wolfy. He didn't seem to have even considered this much. Especially when it contradicted his town read of Wind. He seemed to give that up easily and just ass

Bullet Journal 2021-03-17 Wednesday

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Died in Minority Rule Royale game at Forum of Lies Friend Archer still alive Based my picks on rooms that reminded me of characters from Stormlight Archive Unfortunately Illusion turned into Death 😃 Feel I should drink more water Also less coffee GWENT still fun Back to reading Classroom of the Elite Vol. 2 Archer watched Death Note Interesting discussion with him about series He mentioned theory about Light becoming shinigami Found out the Netflix live-action Death Note has different storyline

Thing Game - Joy Flavor D7

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Oh man, I survived to D7 in the  Thing Game - Joy Flavor  game on  Forum of Lies . It's now F3 (Final 3). LYLO (Lynch or Lose). I was kind of hoping I would be killed overnight so I wouldn't have to decide this. Haha. 😃 But I will take this as an opportunity for a challenge. Windward was the NK. I think that makes sense. I had expected it to be either me or Windward. If EVO was wolf, I would have expected he'd kill me. Which is sort of why I'm kind of suspecting ATNo might be the wolf here. Even though I still don't find much towny about EVO. But I wouldn't think he'd leave me alive. And looking back at ATNo, his actions could be seen as wolfy. I mean, the vote to tie the wagons for Appel and CRich looked so wolfy. It was only have he gave an explanation that seemed plausible that we started reevaluating him. And then his push on PKR and the flip as mafia made him look even better. But that could easily have been TMI. And I find it so odd that he keeps push

Geyde took look at Forum Battle Royale

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I sent the link for my Forum Battle Royale design to Geyde this morning. He got back to me later and took a quick look at it. From his first glance, he was thinking it was a war game and that there would be a lot of politicking involved. I clarified that there are no units and such. Each player just controls a single character and tries to survive against all the other players. There are temporary truces allowed, so some politicking possible. But eventually it comes down to only one player surviving. I updated my design doc to clarify this. I still need to put a section in there explaining the range of weapons. I may need to discuss items as well. EDIT: Oh, I forgot to mention that Geyde said he has an IRL friend who would know more about this type of game. He's going to pass along the doc link to them to look over.

Thing Game - Joy Flavor D6

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D6 ended in the  Thing Game - Joy Flavor  game on  Forum of Lies . Unfortunately we didn't get the last wolf. We cuddled Gorta, but he ended up being town. I was thinking his motivation to fight seemed too high. I was saying that it looked rather hopeless for him if he was the wolf. The wolves would have thought things were going rather well, and then suddenly lost two members two days in a row. But I really wasn't sure who else it would be. EVO seemed like a possible option, but ATNo seemed pretty certain EVO was town. And the part where EVO followed ATNo on voting for PKR right away D5 seemed to show that. If EVO were a wolf, he probably would have waited to see how Windward, Uni, and I would react to that vote. Anyway, it's down to ATNo, EVO, Windward, and me. I've been trying to think of what scenarios might happen tomorrow. I almost wish I would be the NK so I didn't have to decide. 😃 But the only world I see that happening would be if EVO is the wolf. I think

Bullet Journal 2021-03-15 Monday

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Starting to feel slightly depressed Big part due to J Some people always looking for ways to complain M mentioned J this morning Listened to Headspace session on Letting Go of Stress First session of part 2 Talked about how we tend to feed emotions with more of the same Like when we are angry, we let ourselves get more angry about it Or when sad, we feel sad about being sad Need to be aware of our emotions Ties in with what I'm reading in Everything is F*cked Initiated contact with Geyde Bad timing since he was going to sleep soon Plan to ask him about reviewing design for Forum Battle Royale Need to move ships in EVE Group talked about temporarily shutting things down until people ready to play more Need to ask Const about what to do exactly Switched to backup in MR49 game on 17th Shard Starting soon and not sure I'll have time Want to focus on other things Listened to My Demons by Starset Starset - My Demons Lyrics felt close to home this morning

Bullet Journal 2021-03-14 Sunday

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Continuing to work on Forum Battle Royale Wrote up most of rules Designed map Started spreadsheet with weapons and items Still need to explain attack range and weapon accuracy Cosplay event nearby again One girl looked like Ch'en from Arknights Fairly big crowd Cosplay seems to be getting more and more popular in Taiwan Playing Minority Rule Royale game at Forum of Lies Simple game of picking special rooms All players in room with majority dies

Forum Battle Royale

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Originally I was just going to talk about this in a Bullet Journal post, but it's gotten to be a lot and probably deserves it's own post. Anyway, I spent much of today designing my game idea for Forum Battle Royale. I already submitted the game into the Misc queue a  Forum of Lies . Here's the description I gave it. Battle royale on a hex-tiled map with simultaneous turns. Players submit actions for attacks and moves, then turns are processed at the same time. All players on the same hex join a private thread together to taunt each other or make deals. But in the end, there can be only one! I did want the first game to happen at FoL for historical purposes in case this becomes popular. Haha, maybe I'm thinking too far ahead. 😃 But it might be a long wait in the Misc queue. I'm tempted to start a game at POG 2+2  since then it could start sooner. I do want to try it out in a basic form. I may add a page on this blog for the game rules and other stuff like maps. Oh,

Thing Game - Joy Flavor D5

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It's now D5 in the  Thing Game - Joy Flavor  game on  Forum of Lies . We successfully cuddled Appel D4 and she did flip as Mafia. Then earlier today it seemed like ATNo was next. However, he made an accusation against PKR and we questioned him a bunch on what happened with his vote. His story has been plausible, so we've come around to thinking he might be town. And looking closer at PKR, he does seem like a probable wolf. So now it's come around to where PKR will probably be cuddled at EoD. I feel fairly good about this, though not 100% certain. Haha, of course, I hardly ever am. 😃 I'm actually more concerned about finding the 3rd wolf. Though maybe I'll be the one killed tonight. Not sure. It probably should be Windward, but there's potential for either me or Uni. Or I suppose even ATNo. The problem is that anyone could be the target to make it look like a suicide convert occurred, thus putting everyone in the PoE again. I've already had lingering doubts

Bullet Journal 2021-03-11 Thursday

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Thinking of ideas for PBF (play-by-forum) games Betrayal at House on the Hill Dead of Winter Hunger Games Scruffy mentioned playing Mobile Legends again Yesterday I had been thinking about friends from ML Feel somewhat lonely without Mistborn friends Minority Rule Royale game in signups at Forum of Lies

Bullet Journal 2021-03-10 Wednesday

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Signed up as patron for 17th Shard on Patreon Noticed that the artist NIXEU was open for a commission on Patreon He replied to a comment a made on his recent poll SINoALICE added ability to switch gear grids during Colo Joining upcoming Forum Mafia game on  17th Shard Mid-Range Game 49: Lode of Luthadel Signup ends 3/16 Considering Forum Mafia game on POG 2+2 A tale of Lovecraftian horror Game starts 3/29 Hear that I should get involved in politics, but the conversations tick me off Heard back from Miach and Const Received comment on old post Feeling lost Excited at first, but appears to be a spam comment Foster stopped messaging me

Thing Game - Joy Flavor D4

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It's now D4 in the  Thing Game - Joy Flavor  game on  Forum of Lies . ATNo pretty much showed himself as a wolf by voting for CRich at the very end of D3 to tie the wagon with Appel. Then CRich was executed randomly and flipped as town. Then early in D4, Appel decided to go with scum leaning ATNo just like everyone else did. I saw this as clearly a mistake in perspective. If she were town, then she could only assume ATNo was town and just made a stupid mistake. Because if ATNo were a wolf, he would have never made that vote just to save Appel. He would have seen the wagons as V/V and wouldn't have cared which died. I asked Appel to clarify her read on ATNo and she did indeed pretend to see him as scum like everyone else. Windward and I saw through this. I made sure to declare that Appel is pretty much open-wolfing now. She tried to get out of it by making up possible scenarios that ATNo as wolf could do, but none made sense. She tried to shade me for my post by saying I'd b

Bullet Journal 2021-03-09 Tuesday

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Allergies bothering me a lot today Possibly worse from lack of sleep lately Lost time today Professional life getting busier Avoiding playing Blade & Soul Think it won't be good for me in long run Considered helping Osie replace into their Forum Mafia game Game requires writing in haiku Don't think I'll have time to devote to it Still have another game Still want to write to Osie about their post-game post on SmashBoards Mister from SINoALICE contacted me Last time was around 4 months ago

Bullet Journal 2021-03-08 Monday

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[REDACTED] and [REDACTED] finally got a divorce Archer plans to write blog posts on a regular schedule Found mobile game called Blade & Soul: Revolution Reminds me of Perfect World and Dragon Raja Played a bit and like the feel, but not sure I should risk continuing Mia might like the game Thought about adding page for Forum Mafia terms

Bullet Journal 2021-03-07 Sunday

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Loving reading  Oathbringer Not feeling well last night, but better today

Bullet Journal 2021-03-06 Saturday

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Wrote long post for Forum Mafia Found it does help clarify my thoughts Gives a cathartic release Tab background images still feel nice to look at Have some time available today, but don't feel like doing much Considering using code names for projects Fascinated reading Oathbringer Played well in GWENT this morning

Thing Game - Joy Flavor D3

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It's now D3 in the  Thing Game - Joy Flavor  game on  Forum of Lies . Because there was a severe decrease in activity, the mods decided to change things up by switching from an anon to regular game. So all the players for the remaining slots were revealed and we've been posting using our regular accounts. I think this was a good move and like it much better. I was doing so well with posting and solving yesterday. And it was getting noticed by people. I was feeling pretty good about the general direction of the game. I thought I'd be excited to return to the game today. However, I seem to be avoiding going back. I'm not sure why. This morning, it was simply because I was out and only on mobile, so I thought I'd just wait for when I was back on my laptop to make things easier. But when I returned home, I still find myself reluctant to start up right away. I think part of the reason was that I saw an email notification for some of the messages sent to me. I saw that Ap

Bullet Journal 2021-03-05 Friday

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Listened to  Philosophize This!  podcasts Episode 139 - Friedrich Von Hayek - The Road to Serfdom Episode 140 - Isaiah Berlin pt. 1 - Pluralism Episode 141 - Isaiah Berlin pt. 2 - Pluralism and Culture Episode 142 - Richard Rorty Recently replaced into game at Forum of Lies Thing Game - Joy Flavor Started as anon game but changed to normal

Bullet Journal 2021-03-04 Thursday

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Running into more difficult opponent decks in GWENT Getting slightly frustrated with political debates on Mafia Colosseum Discord Gorta arguing against wearing masks Arguing that COVID isn't so bad Arguing that Texas isn't so badly off compared to other places Getting his facts wrong and then ignoring when people point this out His bad arguments make causes he upholds look bad Osie saying that US Conservatives are all Nazis His blanket condemnation of conservatism is disturbing Clear New Tab extension for Microsoft Edge is working nicely Enjoy seeing collected pics whenever open new browser tab Bullet Journal experiment working nicely Definitely see increase in blogging Feel getting better at just writing and not worrying New paid nightmare in SINoALICE Rikone, Nine-tailed Rejection Need to get her since she's nine-tailed fox girl Kitsune from my character Whysper Kitsune is Japanese for nine-tailed fox Thought I was done buying nightmares in SINoALICE, but this is must-hav

Thing Game - Joy Flavor D2

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Okay, so I replaced into the Thing Game - Joy Flavor on Forum of Lies . It's an anon game that's mostly mountainous but has flipless night kills and the possibility of the wolves jumping into another town slot for that night kill. I was really hesitant to join, mostly because it is anon. I also wasn't all that interested in the flavor. And all that's just before the game started. I did sign up as backup when Marshal asked whether I was interested in the game. I guess there were a couple incidents with players breaking the rules and getting modkilled D1. It also looked like there wasn't much activity overall. So with these additional difficulties, I really wasn't sure I'd like replacing into the game. Marshal didn't actually ping me about replacing in, but I saw the notice on the game thread title asking for a replacement. No one replaced in for the first 24 hours, so I decided I should go ahead and jump in there to help out. So far it hasn't been to

Bullet Journal 2021-03-03 Wednesday

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Colder days yesterday and today Reading through some Forum Mafia games Haven't heard back from Const in awhile Sent message to check on Mia Made progress on [REDACTED] project Considering potential [REDACTED] project in future Tempted to start investing into it now Very uncertain Maybe I need to get other things in order first

Bullet Journal 2021-03-02 Tuesday

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Friend Archer applied for internship Says he hopes someday to work for leftist representative Curious about his motivation Not sure I should probe too much, don't want to offend Need to reevaluate professionally Figure out priorities for this year Worried about my niece [REDACTED] Doesn't seem to take priorities seriously Unfortunately seems to make things worse to push her too much Part of me thinks she needs to learn sooner than later, so maybe good to let her see the consequences of bad decisions Can't help feeling guilty though Want to do more reading Met interesting person online named Foster Said he found me on Discord through a gaming site Likes playing indie games Interested in Taoism and other philosophies Mentioned Forum Mafia to him

Bullet Journal 2021-03-01 Monday

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Watched Chinese fantasy movie White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom (2014) Installed Microsoft Edge extension Clear New Tab Allows setting background image for new tab Automatically changes image at set interval Good way to enjoy artwork I've saved Looking for new Forum Mafia game Not sure if I'll join another on POG 2+2 soon Reluctant to join game on 17th Shard Listening to Jordan Peterson podcast S4 E7: Ayaan Hirsi Ali Somali-born Dutch-American activist and feminist Best-known book  Infidel Latest book  Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women's Rights

Village win for Time Travel 2 Mishmash!

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Well, it was a village win for the  Time Travel 2 Mishmash  on  POG 2+2 ! Yay! 😃 I just realized that my draft posts that I postpone posting until after the game completes later get put into my blog stream with the date they were written instead of the posted date. So I think I should link to all previous posts for a game once it completes. Probably a good idea anyway. Time Travel 2 Mishmash D1 Time Travel 2 Mishmash D2 Time Travel 2 Mishmash D4 Time Travel 2 Mishmash D5 It was a fun game overall. And I like the group of players there. I was just telling my friend VR that I will consider playing another game there despite the forum software. 😃 P.S. Adding a comment that my partner Kaze wrote afterwards. Haha, glad to partner with you. 😃 I'm amazed we lasted as long as we did. It was interesting trying to balance between staying low-profile so we could get as many peeks as possible yet also seek each other out and get our info public before it was too late and we were eliminated