Juliamon: finished my adulting for the day, just in time
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Talking Simulator (Cameron and Cori take a deeper look at the world of video games. Game: Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth) at Tue 01:30 PM PST (0s from now).
TehAmelie: hello coffee lovers
Juliamon: am cameron ok
TheAinMAP: Oh dear.
Raiz0k: Cameron taken over by the UFO, learning how to process coffee?
NewtyNewts: I feel welcomed.
LordZarano: r u ok?
Raiz0k: Well, congrats Cori for the worst imagery ever.
matthaus_c: the rat king is becoming loose
AtomicAlchemical: I'm gonna need a clip of that
matthaus_c: man I love corporate surveillance
TehAmelie: being a rat king would be nice, at least for sneezes. you might sneeze more often but only with a part of your body
DudelidouX: hair being flat must make a great pillar
DoodlestheGreat: It goes to show what actors will give up for the sake of a role.
Raiz0k: The lesser-know McSchein (sp. ?) Tessellation.
TehAmelie: there was one funny gag in How I Met Your Mother where they argue over Edward vs Jacob and it turns out it's about Barney thinking Edward James Olmos' first name is Jacob
BusTed: J.K. Simmons
VrolikSyndrome: Deadwood is one of my favorite shows of all time. Highly recommend it.
MMoritz: Have either of the hosts read the book this game is based on?
TehAmelie: he was in Palm Springs. very good movie
Thisbymaster: same here Cam.
Rourke9: yea idk what it is
Thisbymaster: feeling burned out for last few years
Mollylele: sometimes I watch something and then stare at a wall
ElektroTal: my mom loves this novel
Badmintonjedi: I read this in high school and remember really enjoying it as well
BusTed: Angels and Demons
TehAmelie: now i wonder how different my life would have turned out if i read this instead of Clan of the Cave Bear
ElektroTal: foucault's pendulum?
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SnackPak_: The Stand
Angnor33: My mother in law had it, and I read it when she was done.
MMoritz: That surprises me. I had kind of assumed that Cam would have read it, but he's so well read, I assume he's read everything
ElektroTal: it's *really* good!
Raiz0k: Excuse me, Name of the Rose?
WeenieRotini: i've read the first five or six chapters of foucault's pendulum about five or six times - cant wait to eventually find out how that book ends in 30 years
ElektroTal: sorry, didn't mean to make it literary
flouncy_magooo: It's the The Alchemist of novels
MMoritz: I need to play Pentiment - but I see that through line.
TehAmelie: i read a whole book this week, it was nice
Juliamon: We also didn't have the internet to keep us distracted
Raiz0k: Oh no, Cameron, you read more pages that you ever had, just in a bajillion different publications.
whittacre: there's certainly an amount of practice required
Thisbymaster: I think it is lack of time issue
SpacePotato01: Probably read all the interesting books already. No need to keep reading.
MMoritz: My fiancee struggles with movies, but she reads voraciously.
Rourke9: i still need to get that one, its sitting on my desk
WeenieRotini: why would i read one page at a time when i can turn my attention to the information firehose
hesterbyrde: I used to read a ton of books but that was when I was locked in a public school and was violently seeking to dissociate from my surroundings by any means necessary.
xerjen: I read 4 books in a week and then don't read anymore for the rest of the year
TehAmelie: actually a whole new book and then a couple more old favorites on top of that
whittacre: I don't know what it was about 3BP but I just couldn't stand it
Laserbeaks_Fury: or is being said for you
flouncy_magooo: I managed to quell my guilty conscience over not reading as many books when I realized that I read a crapton of words in the form of articles
Sacrenos: many adult non-fiction books, and esp. coaching/business books suffer from presenting a good, 30 page idea in 300 pages.
Raiz0k: @WeenieRotini "Turn" implies agency.
hesterbyrde: I audio book now.
Rourke9: I always come away from these streams with a WAY longer backlog
ElektroTal: i tried and bounced off them SO HARD
Rourke9: I am glad for the people who really like them, and there are things about them that seem cool, but so much of it just makes me bounce off unfortunately
TehAmelie: ha, a lot of my nonfiction books suffer from being like 10-200 words long which i don't think anyone would want to publish
Sacrenos: I can't read books that in the first paragraph throw like 10 proper nouns at you. I have ADHD, none of those names will stick.
Raiz0k: The only piece of media where that kind of masquerading works I experienced is that one island in Sunless Sea.
Laserbeaks_Fury: Is it meta self aware like Princess Bride
Rourke9: the warhammer audio books have been delightful
MMoritz: Which one, @raiz0k ?
TehAmelie: is it worth reading 20 books to find one good one? it would have to be fantastic i think
Laserbeaks_Fury: No, Know Fear!
NewtyNewts: Sci-fi mind's desires
hesterbyrde: So Tolkien does scifi
Sacrenos: reading 95% shit to find the good bits is also reading the old testament.
Laserbeaks_Fury: That's how I am with VG
Invitare: that costs too much money
Invitare: I aim for 30 minutes
Invitare: but frequently end up with an hour
xerjen: Which bad rectangle? There are so many...
: @MMoritz I guess it hardly qualifies as a spoiler : Visage.
MMoritz: @hesterbyrde I regret we didn't get the draft of Silmarillion where the Balrogs besieged Gondolin in tanks
Sacrenos: I do that for my partner. I read the news, and tell her to not read the news.
TehAmelie: feel like here i need to recommend NK Jemisin's Great Cities duology, which i just finished
Laserbeaks_Fury: The bad rectangle makes a noise and then we all club each other with bone tools
MMoritz: @raiz0k Emily Short. Fantastic author
flouncy_magooo: Cam is that soldier in the meme shielding the sleeping child
iris_of_ether: Oh *no*
hesterbyrde: @MMoritz Same... same. Well... maybe Amazon will save us. XD
NonjaBiru: Thank you for your service Cam o7
Rourke9: yea Emily Short is delightful
Invitare: @TehAmelie oh is that new? Or is it one of her pre-Fifth Season works?
Raiz0k: Russian FATAL or something?
WeenieRotini: women, famously the only people who desire stability
TehAmelie: hilarious city-kung fu action, lots of queer romance, astonishingly relevant themes
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MMoritz: Galatea by Emily Short is my favourite text adventure
Raiz0k: @MMoritz Wasn't aware she was the creator behind that, thanks for the info!
wandering_t: I missed last week, how many pillars have we defeated so far?
Laserbeaks_Fury: Freckles, I'm immediately invested
NewtyNewts: Which tendril of smoke causes that?
TehAmelie: @TehAmelie it's her latest
Rourke9: I love that this stream occasionally ends with a dessert of video game after the literary discussion
MMoritz: @raiz0k I don't know who wrote everything in that game, but I know Emily wrote Visage
Raiz0k: Look at Cam, noobing here, saying the full word "specializing".
iris_of_ether: Oh. OH.
matthaus_c: love finding those little lizard brain impulses
Laserbeaks_Fury: Do...people not know you mouth waters before vomiting? Like that's how I know to find a proper receptacle
Raiz0k: @MMoritz Sorry, "that" is ambiguous - I indeed meant Visage specifically. Great work, and I say that as not a fan of this kind of rapidly-shifting narrative.
Laserbeaks_Fury: raahthaa not
Raiz0k: Ah yes, the genuine adventure game response.
matthaus_c: gonna david the shit out of that ungulate
Laserbeaks_Fury: Reminding me of A PLague Tell
Raiz0k: How did the kid drag it, again?
Invitare: ah he's a troglodyte
corefluxx: You massaged it's head with a rock to help lul it to sleep
TehAmelie: this is a cozy cave
: I don't think you can cure a rock to the head
matthaus_c: @Raiz0k dilt bifferent
Raiz0k: @Raiz0k ah yis
flouncy_magooo: @TehAmelie You don't want to know the rent
Raiz0k: Oooh, diegetic character builder!
Invitare: I'm surprised he's literate. Not just because he lives in a cave.
Raiz0k: Cure Minor Spoils.
Akaiatana: Oh, we're a little redhead. I guess we have no priar knowledge.
Laserbeaks_Fury: French is basically just fancy Latin, right?
Raiz0k: Oh no, wood, bookshelf...
Laserbeaks_Fury: oh that wood might be bad
Raiz0k: @Laserbeaks_Fury Romans would probably argue any Romance language is basically just vulgar Latin.
TehAmelie: kid who's spent entire childhood living in a cave encountering any metaphor: "getting some Plato's allegory of the cave vibes from this"
Akaiatana: And you get dagwood from sandwiches
Rourke9: i liked that @TehAmelie
Raiz0k: The discovery sound is eerily familiar to the Skyrim advancement one.
Rourke9: i am worried for mother...
Laserbeaks_Fury: The Venison Will Remember That
Raiz0k: @Rourke9 I think we all know where this is going...
Raiz0k: Baby+dead mother.
Rourke9: oh phew
Raiz0k: Yeah, glad being wrong.
TheMerricat: Chat, how goes the pillaring? Have we glorified God yet?
Raiz0k: Still a good heuristic.
Raiz0k: Oh no.
AugmentingPath: The real treasure was Foot all along
Akaiatana: The game is a foot
matthaus_c: I didn't know leaving money on the table could kill you
corefluxx: Trying to make a toe rag?
Akaiatana: There's no place like hemo
Raiz0k: @Pteraspidomorphi +1 for knowing what those were.
omdorastrix: Does that VA have a particular set of skills?
Raiz0k: Sure sounds like that, doesn't it xD?
ylegm: the book better be ok
ylegm: or the idiot dies
Akaiatana: Arnold said Jack can't read, but he looks well red to me
Max_Mckayful: Should've caulked the wagon
Raiz0k: "honey on yoyo" xD
Rourke9: yay, mom!
Raiz0k: BTW, is the internal monologue (the "pulsing dialogue") a part of the source books, or is it an original creation of the games?
WeenieRotini: she's right: all people are either Bleeding or Not Bleeding
Raiz0k: @WeenieRotini The Bleedinghole Principle.
Akaiatana: @WeenieRotini And you should hemorrhage your bets
Akaiatana: He should make some mason jars to bring some soup
Raiz0k: Oh, he's going to build so much stuff this night.
Spluuga: new dad who dis?
Max_Mckayful: Jack and the Giant? I've heard that story before
TheMerricat: Alfred "grew" to dislike us? He started out hating us
Angnor33: Alfred is just one of those people.
Akaiatana: Alfred grew to hate us because he's still in his growth spurt
ylegm: I'd cut a hole in alfred's shoes
Rourke9: Ellen is trying *so* hard
Raiz0k: Alfred's would fit 1:1 in some sort of class-war British propaganda of the time.
Akaiatana: Martha, martha martha. It's always about martha
TehAmelie: >choose violence
Raiz0k: Self-agency FTW.
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Lazarus2511: teach child to sling shot
Akaiatana: 'You can't bring the books' *sell them*
Raiz0k: Ever the pragmatic.
TehAmelie: cut to game over screen from N`Revachol News
ylegm: garrote the child, I mean console the child
Raiz0k: @ylegm That would require more tensile strength from a wire than was available at this time.
ylegm: just put the slingshot to use
Akaiatana: He probably has a bishy face
ylegm: multipurpose tool
Raiz0k: "people like you", huh
Akaiatana: Be calm, ham sandwich
HadesLeprechaun: star wars, it's about hamily
A_Dub888: Hamleigh Ever After
Athelgar: some sort of Porcine Fast and Furious?
Electrodyne: Vin Diesel jokes incoming
Electrodyne: Boom there it is
TehAmelie: no no, Vin Diesel isn't a ham, he's a roast beef
TehAmelie: someone walks up and says "well, actually" and then you throw them down with yourself
Akaiatana: @TehAmelie Ah, the sherlock holmes exit
Athelgar: i was going to say it looks a lot like the courtyard from Army of Darkness, but i assume that is a standardized look for castles
Raiz0k: Snipe hunt going nicely.
Akaiatana: Oh no, it's Alfred but bigger!
ylegm: Who is worse, alfred or william?
TehAmelie: how do the knights move? one square in any cardinal direction and one diagonally GOTTEM
lackingsanity: statler and waldorf ass knights
Rourke9: oh wow this guy is a prick
bujabin: the hail
Rourke9: who wrote that all down for him
Akaiatana: Ah, schrodinger's douche-knights
Raiz0k: What's with the "momentum-driven" quick actions in every recent game?
Raiz0k: Are we going to talk about the redhead on the battlements?
GhostValv: pocket chicken
Akaiatana: The ol' Cluck-tuck
Ivalenz_: The way to win over a teenage boy is through his stomach.
orodben: I have never seen or heard of this but it remembers me of the amazing book I read as a teenager.
princess_intell: what was the book?
Runewyse: I'm waiting for the worker placement to begin.
ylegm: ken follet is a rather prolific writer
Max_Mckayful: bagpipe intermission, let's go
princess_intell: does this game take place in scotland? will i get to hear scottish accents???
TehAmelie: i was thinking it'd be sweet to give the bagpipers the sheet music for Black Parade and see what happens
Akaiatana: I believe it stays in England
princess_intell: @TehAmelie color me Intrigues
Akaiatana: @TehAmelie I imagine they'd carry on.
orodben: I know, I read all it and the related second book
TheMerricat: "efore this novel was published, Follett was known for writing in the thriller genre. The Pillars of the Earth became his best-selling work. It was made into an 8-part miniseries in 2010, and a video game in 2017. The book was listed at no. 33 on the BBC's Big Read, a 2003 survey with the goal of finding the "nation's best-loved book". - this chat... blows my mind.
fiinnnaaaaannnnnnnn: this is giving me flashbacks to having to read this book for school
EricTheOrange: I pronounce MLG as melg, which I think is a strict improvement
F1SHOR: ahh the dark ages - youth eat to much time to send them off to war
Raiz0k: "Take" what? Stock?
EricTheOrange: that door is doubble locked
jedi_master_zll: I wonder if our step-dad knows how to build siege weapons.
EricTheOrange: fellow ginger
RockPusher: If the throne is bloody then a doctor should check that arse
Raiz0k: @TheMerricat M-m-m...
EricTheOrange: ummm ok
jedi_master_zll: Was that a weird way to say it was none of our business>
EricTheOrange: So like is someone gonna ask us later, "have you seen the man with grey poop boy".
: @jedi_master_zll exactly
Raiz0k: Ah yes, the Vimes' Theory of Economics.
MrQBear: The buildings or the people, Cam?
Raiz0k: Keen eye to notice a wall without mortar, OK then...
EricTheOrange: are we a street rat?
Raiz0k: @EricTheOrange *urchin
EricTheOrange: @Raiz0k whats the diference are street urchins more prickly?
Raiz0k: @EricTheOrange More prickly, less bitey.
laundreydhull: f o r e v e r . . . .
laundreydhull: yes, u do that
laundreydhull: Kay, skewers u fools too.
TehAmelie: that sounded like a threat. they wanna make you never grow up
laundreydhull: a metaphor maybe?
EricTheOrange: heck of a chin on that one
TheMerricat: so fast....
EricTheOrange: they only rob you in the legal way, with taxes
laundreydhull: oh, yes. but then do ransack a castle we call it a faithless Looting.
EricTheOrange: pucket chicken
jedi_master_zll: How well does our character understand metaphors?
Rourke9: thanks new dad
TheMerricat: or sis so she can ask to see the princess.
Raiz0k: Now, where's the dragon?
EricTheOrange: time to do the adventure game suhuffle
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Rourke9: Yay, a @Luminaire_p raid!!
Rourke9: maybe you could have skilled the chicken leg? maybe?
Angnor33: Raid timing.
Akaiatana: I think the game would be very different if it allowed you to die spontaneously.
EricTheOrange: It's kind of the VN thing I guess.
laundreydhull: sure, chat. "what's the deal with visual novels?"
Raincoast_Bear: I played Robin Hood in the early 90s...
Raiz0k: @Akaiatana From dysentery?
Akaiatana: @Akaiatana Nah, just falling off places or the knights killing jack instantly or -
Desruprot: woah Larry mentioned
laundreydhull: they're fine. I don't play any novels so I wouldn't know.
EricTheOrange: AI making games for AI
Luminaire_p: We're going to trade Adventure games for algorithmic Netflix series
Luminaire_p: (this is not a trade that I want)
Invitare: or maybe you should cane the novices MORE
kdefinition: The caneings will continue until morale improve
jedi_master_zll: Cuthbert sounds like...someone.
Akaiatana: The monastery is about to get philipped upside down
Countjondi: Wait, this game was literally a book and a Tv mini-series?
Akaiatana: Little too late, Francis
Pteraspidomorphi: Yes that's exactly how it works William
TehAmelie: hmm i just realized winchester isn't pronounced like winchrschtchr like the other -chesters
They_Are_Alyx: Waleran Bahgawd
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jedi_master_zll: It looks like Cuthbert's voice actor was, among other things, the unseen elder in Witcher 3.
Gekyouryuu: heh. off topic, just saw a great joke. girl asks a guy who sisyphus is, but every time he's about to explain, her phone rings and she has to take a call.
Akaiatana: A, yknow, watchama-column
moundsofmayhem: of the earth quite possibly
silenceaux: Quick, put a ring on his aorta
Akaiatana: They've got a bead on you!
empyreon: "goodwill" and "trust", you say?
Akaiatana: This guy speaks so diagonally
gnomedeplume572: The sigh of a man who truly understands
TehAmelie: now you're #1 on the murder list
fiinnnaaaaannnnnnnn: there's a list?
KeytarCat: I didn't follow any of that scene
silenceaux: we're being installed as prior so that we know on what side our bread is buttered
Lysander_salamander: They were using double-speak to imply that Remigius is the power behind the throne, I think?
Akaiatana: @KeytarCat Francis warned the bishop about the war in favour of the church, phillip took ownership of that, bishop handed him the priory.
Raiz0k: @KeytarCat Essentially how much you're willing to bend the knee for this specific ritual.
GhostValv: hahaha exactly o/\
Pteraspidomorphi: Smithers... Release the monks
Raiz0k: He fell off the battlements... not today, of course.
EricTheOrange: hehehe... cunny
Rourke9: I respect that directness but WOW
TheAinMAP: Uh oh.
Raiz0k: A host!
ylegm: it's that f'in prick
TehAmelie: 1000 years later we'll have Lennart Nilsson's photobook to tell the kids these things with color pictures
Lysander_salamander: God I hated this book. Maybe because I had to read it for school and the teacher seemed highly disinterested?
GhostValv: there wasn't a both...
EricTheOrange: Caiden obvs
Rourke9: they should play that woman's explanation for sex ed
Rourke9: better than now
OldManJohnsonMB: i want a mod where they both are 'picked'
jedi_master_zll: I picked Ashley but later regretted it.
TehAmelie: i didn't like how whoever you save turn on you in ME2
TehAmelie: so, i've done it both ways
EricTheOrange: Honestly I never played Mass effect but I'm aware of that choice
jedi_master_zll: zyeah Ashley was basically completely absent in 2, then in a coma for a lot of 3.
EricTheOrange: What I know most aboyt Mass Effect is Adam likes killing Mordin cuz it makes chat upset
Invitare: not again...
Sorator13: Oh. Well. Things took a turn since I last watched.
TehAmelie: the occasional reflex minigame
Rourke9: I found the "say something clever" to be wonderful
Akaiatana: The gameplay is Info nuggets but also the chicken nuggets like the one you gave alfred
Rourke9: yea I like that quite a lot
Rourke9: he has learned a LOT today
Rourke9: imagine getting the talk like that and then immediately being put under siege
Akaiatana: The family is in mortar peril
Sorator13: @Akaiatana I don't know whether to boo or applaud
aerohydra: a shrek hourse?
TehAmelie: is it Denzel Wachington?
Rourke9: the marcus thing could be to show how abusive the sub-prior is?
TehAmelie: man i can't spell
Sorator13: oh dear
EricTheOrange: we gonna do some jesus magic?
Rourke9: is he gonna fish and bread all of this
Sorator13: I don't think we're going to be able to pull a Jesus here
TehAmelie: "sometimes i think i lost something, and then it turns out, i already ate it"
Rourke9: doesnt seem like that kind of game, no
Rourke9: 'it was me' is brutal
TehAmelie: i mustn't run away!
They_Are_Alyx: Philip: "I'm the problem, it's me"
Rourke9: I think part of the gameplay here is the experience of these characters feeling 'this is all I can do.' Being shoehorned seems like a key part of the experience imo
OldManJohnsonMB: I thought this game about about terrible things happening to innocent peasants would be more pleasant
Rourke9: like, even if this does not 'matter' down the line, being forced to distribute the bread and not having enough is 'gameplay'
Akaiatana: It'll be better in New Game Cross
TehAmelie: i miss the uplifting narrative of Yes, Your Grace
Raiz0k: Real "I, Cato Sicarius" vibes there.
Rourke9: we can only hope!
: "better not touch him"
Akaiatana: Are you Alfred of the Dark?
Rourke9: I love this man
Rourke9: incredible. can we play him
Rourke9: sounds like a fair trade!
TehAmelie: come to think, there's been a definite lack of people trying to set Jack on fire for having red hair
GhostValv: NG+ is where Remigius, Bluster of Wind becomes more manageable
Rourke9: "hmm, whats the fastest way to destroy this cathedral"
Rourke9: I'm sure tom would *love* to take care of that baby, if you let him
Rourke9: "like that mound in the forest" is wonderful writing
Akaiatana: What if Marcus was inm this scene and he bullied Jack?
Rourke9: the thought prompts are wonderfully heavy hitting
SnowBuddy18: what if God sent them to you? that was the decision
Sorator13: uh oh
Rourke9: thanks, phil
TehAmelie: there's extensive doctrine for how monks should work to stay in touch with the secular world and resist insulating themselves behind the walls. . .Remigius may not have read it
Rourke9: I read that one of the historical inaccuracies of the book is that probably no one would have bat an eye at a man and woman out of wedlock at the time
Rourke9: or the could have gotten married with their children as witness, on their own
Twilight_Spark: What a great children's lullaby.
paulthemapguy: A video game with quality singing! Beautiful!
Sorator13: That doesn't seem like a very comforting lullaby to me
Sorator13: though it was nicely sung!
Rourke9: It only *really* matters if you expect there to be some dispute about heirs. so, nobles
Akaiatana: A bowl! Only fit for salid.
Sorator13: @Akaiatana careful - if you dump your mind into it, you might blow everything up
Sorator13: actually, wait, that's what Tom wants, isn't it? Quick Jack, fill the bowl with memories of the land!
TehAmelie: i saw something today about some artists who made holy seltzer. as a fan of bubbly water i'd like to try that
Rourke9: @Akaiatana oh wow, that was a great stream
Gekyouryuu: "killroy... was... here...."
RockPusher: Nice dry wood you have there, be a shame if anything set it on fire…
Gekyouryuu: Tempus is time
Dread_Pirate_Westley: The hour flies, facts remain.
Raiz0k: @Dread_Pirate_Westley hours?
Dread_Pirate_Westley: @Dread_Pirate_Westley I don't know. I just had my phone with Google Lens handy.
TehAmelie: burn it aaaall down
lackingsanity: fecit would be made, as in guitmund made this
Rourke9: see, I love that you dont get to choose the action, but you do get to choose *why*
KeytarCat: This seems like a shockingly bad idea
SnowBuddy18: BAM BAM
TehAmelie: you did it, kid. you broke capitalism down to its bare essentials
Sorator13: oh dear
xantos69: so very many will die
Rourke9: or like, you got to choose who to give soup to first. the small, 'inconsequential' decisions that let you build character
TheThirdTail: Everyone knows humans don't develop sentience until at least 16
Twilight_Spark: The English, famously reasonable regarding arson in this time period.
Rourke9: RIP us?
Gekyouryuu: "oh, no! consequences to my own actions!"
Rourke9: wow I wonder who caused this fire
KarnakGWJ: bye Jack =9
Sorator13: And this, kids, is why we emphasize basic fire safety in school!
Gekyouryuu: a g-g-g... g-g-g-werewolf!
Rourke9: this seems like an awful plan
Gekyouryuu: well, it was nice playing as you, Jack
virgil82: I assume if you hadn't started the fire this guy would have?
: oh, Prior James
Raiz0k: Oooh, magical realism time.
Sorator13: God: Sure!
Rourke9: I'm pretty sure that little nugget is an addition of this game.
: I liek it
Sorator13: we don't talk about baby
TehAmelie: don't worry, saints are by definition dead already
Sorator13: Oh. That was fast.
Akaiatana: @TehAmelie I hear they get shot by a cannon
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: That... is surprisingly good news
Rourke9: maybe god just didnt like this architectural style
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TehAmelie: depressing thing i learned today, Notre Dame restoration is slowed down because there no longer exists the kind of mature centuries old wood they used to build it
Rourke9: maybe god wanted a GOTHIC cathedral instead
SomePersonNo: maybe you should ask for Bob Builder
Rourke9: The reason churches faced east was to point roughly to Jerusalem
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Rourke9: I've quite liked this !!
Rourke9: yea I like how no-frills this is
Rourke9: the 'thoughts' writing is delightful
tipulsar85: Hard to believe Collossal Cave Adventure is 46 years old...
lackingsanity: its constrained because it needs to follow along with a novel, although iirc there are a few things you can change around the edges
Akaiatana: What if Game of Thrones was from the peasants' view?
Rourke9: Characters don't always feel in control, but they can assert agency in the details of their actions
Rourke9: I must do this, but I can choose *how* and *why* I do it
tipulsar85: Zork will turn 45 next year...
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: That reminds me of how LotR tries to remind you that this is a smaller conflict than what has come before
Rourke9: it reminds me of the opening of Firewatch
Lord_Hosk: The book series is great, the TV show did some interesting things with some of the characters that the books didnt do. they just tried to force the book ending onto the TV shwo characters.
Akaiatana: We cannot change what we see, but the lens which we see it
Rourke9: you get invested because you choose the details
KeytarCat: @Akaiatana That sounds like art!
Rourke9: I'm liking this a lot more than Life and Suffering
Rourke9: yea, but those details are tangential, really
DEATHlikescats: Lots of rutabagas
Rourke9: oh that would be fascinating
Rourke9: he clearly reads it a lot, yea
Rourke9: and really considers what he reads
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TehAmelie: i think y'all would like Yes, Your Grace by the way. it's a medieval king simulator, short, heavy into the criticism of royalism and the choosing how to get to the inevitable end
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Lord_Hosk: No 3rd Peter or 2nd Jude... those are the good ones.
Rourke9: I liked this one a lot! Thank you both so much for sharing!
KarnakGWJ: Luke is the scholar's gospel, John, the poet's, Mathew, the insider's, and Mark, the Cliff notes.
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TehAmelie: thanks for having us!
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Let's Nope (Ben and Adam play horror games until they find the key that will bring them true happiness. Game: The Callisto Protocol) at Tue 05:00 PM PST (41m from now).
Invitare: should be Watch and Play?
Gekyouryuu: so, no W+P either?
Raiz0k: The liminal subscriber space.
Invitare: or has that been cancelled
v_nome: A Cam and Adam Lrmtg? Sold!
Pteraspidomorphi: Wait what's this about Watch and Play? Was it cancelled again?
Dread_Pirate_Westley: Shopping for batteries?
excalgold: is TTSF just so Ian and others can write off silly craft projects on their taxes? be honest!
Pteraspidomorphi: Oh, thank you!
Dread_Pirate_Westley: G has some thing to do in the eastern US this weekend, I think.
excalgold: wait Philly is still standing after the Superb Owl ?
Gekyouryuu: I WISH I could go. I LIVE in PA, and it's a couple hours drive, max, but I can't drive and no bus goes TO philly before 7pm here
Spanked42: I'm sad I won't be there to do exactly that.
MasterNoda: philly is never fully standing
Juliamon: Some of it is
TheAinMAP: Good question.
DEATHlikescats: They didn’t win so yup
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excalgold: they tend to flatten their own town after any sporting event win or lose
Spanked42: Thing is you can't tell a difference in Philly before or after a riot.
LRRbot: Current moonbase time: 4:20 PM
DEATHlikescats: If they’d won it’d be a different story
Dread_Pirate_Westley: Philly sports fans are universally known for how reasonable they are.
GhostValv: philly is in a ephemeral state
CururuGuasu: Make sure to mention how much you enjoy officiates there
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TehAmelie: at least it wasn't a vinyl chloride disaster
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: @LRRbot ayyy
Rourke9: yay, subs and home!
Dread_Pirate_Westley: I am home!
DEATHlikescats: So many anniversaries all in a clump
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TheAinMAP: Thank you for streaming.
Rourke9: thanks for stream!
DoodlestheGreat: Cu folks later
Raiz0k: Thank you!
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: Thank you for having me it's great to be here
TehAmelie: funny coincidence, at about the same time as we touched on the Great Cities series, news came out that they want to make it a TV show
TehAmelie: just optioned, hard to guess if it'll happen, but i'm excited
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Let's Nope (Ben and Adam play horror games until they find the key that will bring them true happiness. Game: The Callisto Protocol) at Tue 05:00 PM PST (33m from now).