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Update: I went to 7-11 and got one beer. The place was packed. Apparently there's some big lottery jackpot and everyone's buying tickets. I never know about these things in advance. ๐Ÿ˜

Kind of want to go back out and get something to drink since I don't have to get up early for work tomorrow morning (which reminds me, I need to shut off the alarm clock on my phone), but I also keep hearing rumbles of thunder. So, maybe not. ๐Ÿ˜…

I've now retooled my birdsite profile to a WarioWare focus, and I'll probably keep it this way at least until a week out from WarioWare Gold's release.

I was thinking of doing this when the demo became available on the US store, but I didn't get around to it until today. ๐Ÿ˜

Why do the best people I know invariably think they're the worst, and that they aren't worthy of love or of being alive?

If the disastrous course of season 2 taught us anything, it's that answers are antithetical to what makes Twin Peaks work. Lynch did at least get FWWM out of the bad decision to reveal Laura's killer, but we don't need to know any more about Audrey's fate, or where in time and space Coop and Laura wound up in part 18. Not knowing is far more interesting, and if there is a season 4 I hope it confounds everyone by completely ignoring those questions and opening up entire new mysteries.

At least two Twin Peaks actors have hinted that there might be a season 4 announcement at the SDCC panel tonight, and this worries me.

I love Twin Peaks. I love David Lynch's work. I also felt the ending of The Return was perfect and that Lynch and Frost should just leave it alone. There's nothing to be gained from clarifying what happened to Cooper and Carrie/Laura, and everything to lose by diminishing that haunting, terrifying conclusion.

Anyway, I'm really proud of the Bullet King fight from the Pilot run that opens that stream. I got a flawless victory without using any blanks on a character I rarely play (I usually stick to Marine with the occasional Hunter run to change things up). So that turned out way better than I expected!

Really wish I'd remembered the Convict starts with two weapons while I was on the first floor. Her default infinite ammo weapon's by far the worst of the four, but her shotgun (150 ammo) is decent enough.

Streamed some more Enter the Gungeon, and I feel like I've gotten worse at this game since the Advanced Gungeons & Draguns update: youtu.be/oA1GAkbRo_4

People are seriously defending Netflix for not allowing interviewers to ask Matt Groening any questions about Apu while promoting his new series, and people I follow on the birdsite who ought to know better are retweeting this shit.

Not exactly the most serious problem facing us at the moment, but it still annoys me.

This interview with Twin Peaks cinematographer Peter Deming, which I found because Kyle McLachlan tweeted the link, is one of the best things I've ever read about David Lynch's creative process and the collaborative nature of his work: ascmag.com/articles/twin-peaks

Resumed playing and I'm now up to World 3-5. Not crazy about that one because it's an autoscroller, but 3-4 is amazing- easily one of my favorite Mario levels ever, and one that structurally just wouldn't be possible in the 2D games (it also wouldn't make sense in the mainline 3D titles because of its relatively small scale).

This reminds me of a general problem I have with both the Vita and the 3DS (and also the Switch, from my limited experience with Gamestop's demo units): the face buttons are fucking tiny. Maybe this is just my faulty nostalgic memory, but I seem to recall handhelds in the past having normal-size buttons and not these mini-M&M-sized ones.

Bought a used copy of Super Mario Land 3D for $15 while I was out today, and I've played up to world 2-3 so far. It's a lot of fun, though I also find it kind of hard to control my jumps with the circle pad and end up falling off the edge of the levels. ๐Ÿ˜

I should also check to see if the controls can be remapped. I'm not used to B also being jump while X and Y are the run buttons.

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Starting to feel like I'm the only person on earth who finds the Witcher games tedious, boring, and absurdly fucking overrated.

I'm not entirely sure why I resent the universal adoration of this series, and CD Projekt Red, so much. But I do, and it comes back up every fucking time I see Geralt's ugly mug on my timeline.