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    Classic RPGs, Terraria, Starbound, Elder Scrolls, roguelikes

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  1. I gotta say, salty licorice is amazing and you're really missing out if you don't try it. It takes a couple pieces to acquire the taste, the first one you try is nasty but only the first. Once you've acquired the taste there's nothing else like it. Now more things for you to rank: the BitTorrent protocol Kierkegaard King Leopold ontology The War on Drugs (the band) a hypothetical box which has a 97% chance to be filled with cuddly kittens, but a 3% of being filled with hundreds of dead rats yourself
  2. Alright: birthdays vitamin C supplements file compression
  3. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. I'm late to the party, but I was so sick of hearing about it in 2013 that I didn't want to read it then. Ordered a used copy online recently and found Donna Tartt's signature in it. I started last Friday and I'm already 300 pages in, which is really fast for me. It's a real page-turner, which I don't understand because the events are not particularly exciting. Donna Tartt has a way of making mundane stuff interesting.
  4. You are a: Communist Pro-Government Interventionist Bleeding-Heart Libertine Collectivism score: 100%Authoritarianism score: 17%Internationalism score: 17%Tribalism score: -100%Liberalism score: 83% The second and third descriptors are really inaccurate for me. I think the test is working with certain assumptions that don’t hold up under alternative government systems.
  5. Suddenly got the urge for hot sauce, even though I’ve hardly eaten anything spicy in my life. So I walked out to the dollar store and picked up some Frank’s Red Hot. I love the heat but I’m not a fan of the flavor. Any recommendations on what to pick up next? Is Sriracha good?
  6. I finally started Crime and Punishment recently. It's probably the most complex novel I've ever read, but it's still easier to follow than I expected. I'm surprised at how little is happening, considering the size of the book. I read about 1/10 of the books the other day, and it was all a conversation in one room. Dostoevsky somehow makes it feel like things are moving along though. For the record, I'm reading the Constance Garnett translation with revisions (the nature of which I'm not sure of ). I would hold off for the more expensive Pevear and Volokhonsky translation, but I've read ex
  7. Extraversion: 2 Your score on Extraversion is low, indicating you are introverted, reserved, and quiet. You enjoy solitude and solitary activities. Your socializing tends to be restricted to a few close friends. Agreeableness: 99 Your high level of Agreeableness indicates a strong interest in others' needs and well-being. You are pleasant, sympathetic, and cooperative. Conscientiousness: 43 Your score on Conscientiousness is average. This means you are reasonably reliable, organized, and self-controlled. Neuroticism: 99 Your score on Neuroticism is high, indicating that you are
  8. I bought a fancy book of Bradbury's short stories from Amazon a couple months ago. I've been picking at it between books. The introduction was interesting. He never had a driver's license. He hated ebooks, the internet, and for the most part computers. He said in an interview about the internet, "Who do you want to talk to? All those morons who are living across the world somewhere? You don't even want to talk to them at home." He seemed really stuck in his own time. Still, he's one of my favorite writers.
  9. I picked up a 1909 copy of the Aeneid. It's an old translation (the one Project Gutenberg has) but it's more readable than most things that old. So far it's like the Lord of the Rings and a super hero movie mashed into one.
  10. I just started King Harald's Saga. I made myself read the dry 30-page introduction to get some context, and I'm going to start the actual saga soon. The last book I read was Orbit One by Mel Jay, a 60s sci-fi paperback I got a local bookstore. It had a passable story but there were some philosophical parts mixed in. Through the whole book the author keeps looking at the "big picture", but the commentary is always small-minded and shortsighted. The story supposedly takes place in the 30th century, but the characters constantly make references to 1960s pop culture. At one point a character t
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