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Formerly from Seattle, I’ve lived in Japan for more than 17 years. I work in the mobile gaming industry, mainly localization and licensing.

My hobbies include tabletop roleplaying games and writing short fiction. I enjoy studying Japanese history, reading sword & sorcery and pulp fiction, and listening to gothic and industrial music.

Saw a (probably low-ranking) sumo wrestler at Tokyo Station today. Kinda cool when that happens

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Ah, this time of year: fake wokeness month.

A small list of companies pretending to care, but ultimately just abusing symbols of a social movement. Feel free to add to this list in the comments.

The new season of the Kids in the Hall on Amazon Prime was excellent, and stands up great to the old stuff. Apparently ratings for this weekend will help determine if we get another season, so if you’re interested, check it out sooner rather than later…

Three episodes in and the new season of The Kids in the Hall is great. Missed these guys.

Meat 

Made a lasagna-style pasta dish with the Instant Pot as a Mother’s Day treat for my wife. Used the bow-tie style pasta and four different cheeses. Turned out good!

It’s Bandcamp Friday again. Probably going to get some , like maybe the entire FM Attack discography…

fmattack.bandcamp.com/music

Thanks to the Embracer Group acquisition I can soon buy top-tier titles without worrying about any of my money going to Square Enix. 👍

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Embracer Group will acquire Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal and Square Enix Montreal - plus Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief and 50+ back catalogue games - for $300 million

gamesindustry.biz/articles/202

Grief 

Wow, this song really caught me off guard. Excellent pixel art video as well.

youtu.be/OQcTc9u2Zu8

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So, I finally came up with a definitive short elevator pitch for my next novel ("Season of Skulls", due out in May 2023, due on my editors' desks next month).

I'm pretty sure I can't get it any shorter than this:

(Drum roll)

BRIDGERTON, WITH SHOGGOTHS.

Big news in the Interactive Fiction community, the parser language Inform 7 is now open source.

intfiction.org/t/inform-7-v10-

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I've made a deliberate choice against a quoting feature because it inevitably adds toxicity to people's behaviours. You are tempted to quote when you should be replying, and so you speak at your audience instead of with the person you are talking to. It becomes performative. Even when doing it for "good" like ridiculing awful comments, you are giving awful comments more eyeballs that way. No quote toots. Thank's

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Oh, and if you want to try a translator that's better than Google Translate, check out deepl.com/translator . ^.^

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This is worth sharing.

It's an animated GIF where every frame is a valid QR code that leads to the "Never Gonna Give You Up" rickroll.

That's kind of amazing.

nitter.net/zackfreedman/status

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Hello #introduction! I'm Made in DNA. I'm an American immigrant surfing the swift, alternating tangents of abandoned Japan utopias. I write fiction (much of it FREE) → bit.ly/OMNIDNA

My current project is a series of stand-alone (yet connected) future post-apoc #samurai fiction (#SamuraiPunk). The first title is "The RuiNin".

I also love playing with Wombo's Dream app and taking photos of #Japan (where I have lived and worked for 20+ years).

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A little overcast, but I visited Station for the first time in several months.

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The City of Shells - Two Versions

I drew two different versions of this city because of a slight misunderstanding in scale.

So here's a detailed B&W version (of a fairly small city) and a colourful "overview" version (of a larger version of the city)

dysonlogos.blog/2022/04/26/the

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