TehAmelie: heh. i get asked how people find out my book exists, and i realize they probably don't. in one week i have disseminated that information as far as i can
wildpeaks: ohh, what is the book about ?
TehAmelie: well you can read all about it here https://tehamelie.itch.io/bright-adventures :3
wildpeaks: neat :)
corianderd: <_< booook?
TehAmelie: in five words or less: "horror, love and other stories"
corianderd: 101,952 English words :O
corianderd: definitely qualifies as a book
TehAmelie: 18 years of work, 9 copies downloaded. very on brand for me
wildpeaks: 18 years ? o.O
TehAmelie: well i have done other things at the same time
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TehAmelie: *cough*
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wildpeaks: plague cloud soon fellow stalkers
GhostValv: doodbenny
niccus: i love it when cities dont crumble
CAKHost: More blood for the blood trees?
LoadingReadyRun: sorry sudden music. playing the "which input is mute is muted" game
ContingentCat: it's all good
corianderd: i was just bopping along with it
TehAmelie: that was some deep audio desynch. probably just twitch figuring out which end to point at the viewers huh
ContingentCat: I've gotten into Blaseball and I blame you Cori it's such an ongoing distraction while I'm trying to work
corianderd: oops woops
ContingentCat: but god it's good
corianderd: game of the year
LoadingReadyRun: yeah but actually.
ContingentCat: 100% where else has pitching machines that drink blood
TheMerricat: Afternoon chat!
ghost_user_1984: Howdy
BusTed: Hello.
TehAmelie: ahoy
wildpeaks: *gasp*
notBrunoAgain: Cam, I had no idea you were streaming this on Talking Sim
GhostValv: hi
Despoiler98: Cam is simulating talking right now
ContingentCat: Hi Cam
Solipsody: Someone in a previous Talking Sim chat asked if we get hurricanes in Atlantic Canada. Well, if I lose power before the stream ends, there's your answer.
Ba_Dum_Tish: Remote simulation
ContingentCat: cori?
BusTed: Hooray.
wildpeaks: sounds legit
ContingentCat: please see a doctor
wildpeaks: Pat a Logic
wildpeaks: the logic has been a good boi
Despoiler98: CHATS FAULT
BusTed: Oops whoops.
ContingentCat: whoopsies
wench_tacular: oopsie
SnackPak_: yeah, out bad
SnackPak_: *our
Solipsody: I mean, are they definitely dead? Maybe they just went to a farm upstate.
notBrunoAgain: Soul-and-a-halves
Despoiler98: its JUST a little murder
notBrunoAgain: That was an actual conversation we had, how to pluralize that
wildpeaks: what's a little murder among friends
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: Just got here, what have we done?
wench_tacular: people tell us all sorts of things
BusTed: "safety"
PhoenixShaman: woo managed to catch this live! Hi Cam. Cori & chat
ContingentCat: (image unrelated)
Ba_Dum_Tish: That is hardly safe if it can be used as a weapon
MaladyDark: hello. catchign this Live for once.
wildpeaks: eye-glasses or hand-glasses ?
MaladyDark: very pleased . I enjoy talking Sim a lot.
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CAKHost: Cori, didn't you say that lockpicks are good weapons in this game?
Despoiler98: Murdering makes you hungry cam
CAKHost: How do you kill someone with a safety pin?
Solipsody: You've got a heck of a metabolism.
notBrunoAgain: The hunger mechanics in this game delight me because it's like
notBrunoAgain: You eat an egg and the bar goes down [] this much
wildpeaks: must be the smell of fresh brains
ContingentCat: @CAKHost you give them tetnis
notBrunoAgain: Which is realistic in my experience
notBrunoAgain: Buy the bull
Despoiler98: again with the bull
notBrunoAgain: I will not backseat or give advice on anything else, but
notBrunoAgain: Buy the bull
CAKHost: @ContingentCat Ah
BusTed: We are hungry...
wildpeaks: but can we pet the bull
David_Strid: imagine if nox and day9 could be guests on friday night paper fight
JoanOfBlargh: That's... terribull.
Despoiler98: bull just eats him
ProfClarySage: yay bull friend!
ContingentCat: yeah time to see if this is a good game, can we pet it?
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wildpeaks: must be our stomach growling
wildpeaks: nuts \o/
wildpeaks: the sweetest beats
CAKHost: How about no?
TehAmelie: it's really hard if you don't want to waste water, then you need to pump the pump while catching the water in your mouth
notBrunoAgain: (Also, just so people know, I worked on this game - I was part of the team that wrote the English localization)
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: Basement I can't hear yooooooou
Armyguy0: @LoadingReadyRun So if you are going to find out how PC's work are you on the Path o logic?
Solipsody: For a place with a taboo on digging, this is a deep basement.
David_Strid: this game gives me bad vibes
TehAmelie: the secret is to dig up your basement after you put up walls, to hide your shame
notBrunoAgain: Ahh, baby vlad. The epitome of the self-made man with a 100 grand loan from his dad
wildpeaks: the secret ingredient is love. And cinnamon.
notBrunoAgain: Technically his name is Vladimir Olgimsky II; "Young Vlad" is his rap name
Solipsody: @TehAmelie I initially read that as "dig up" like, starting from the bottom.
PhoenixShaman: summerise?
wildpeaks: "well-informed" heh (considering he's always near a well in the first game)
ProfClarySage: lol @wildpeaks 😁
DeM0nFiRe: Oh man I have been trying to remember for months what the name of this game was
DeM0nFiRe: I only just realized this is the game I was thinking of
wildpeaks: that's.. certainly a sentence
notBrunoAgain: Nuts and sharp things are best traded with the children
Despoiler98: hurray
Despoiler98: and cocaine
wildpeaks: :D
notBrunoAgain: It is a taboo in the Town to cut open skin
notBrunoAgain: And so sharp things are somewhat forbidden
Solipsody: What kind of bar sells lemons without a protective layer of gin?
TehAmelie: i guess i should have said "dig out"
ThreeCatsInATrenchcoat: I wouldn't be surprised if the game lets you drink the blood
ContingentCat: you want to be intentional about your blood drinking
wildpeaks: I think a dialog even says they have to cook food to be soft enough not to need knives because of the taboo on sharp objects
notBrunoAgain: (Also, just fyi, the 'kh' sound is a throaty 'h' - like the 'ch' in 'Loch')
wildpeaks: welp, this looks like trouble
notBrunoAgain: Yeah I deserve that
ProfClarySage: I want to be her for Halloween
TehAmelie: if you are the healer, let me out of the game
TehAmelie snickers to self
quasi79fu: ?
TehAmelie: did you say "weapon" Cori? first time i've heard someone refered to as both a weapon and a pylon
notBrunoAgain: Rubin has a cool arc where at first he seems like an utter dipshit, then you realize he has deeper motives and feelings behind his actions, then you realize he is an utter dipshit
corianderd: he really is
ProfClarySage: Rubin is the kid from your hometown who is personally offended you're no longer going to church with your parents
Solipsody: Perhaps there's a taboo in this town on cutting people open because so many of the locals are just crying out to get knifed...
TehAmelie: no phones too, i hope
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: STFU's? Stuff Ooze?
Solipsody: Would you have a sign explaining the hand gestures used to order drinks?
Armyguy0: They have "not-a-knife" for that @Solipsody
Chipton: So are the menus just tablets attached to the table?
Chipton: Or QR codes?
ThreeCatsInATrenchcoat: McQuack?
CataclysmicReverb: Space Shuttle also had the advantage of heat
CAKHost: I mean. I don't drink so I think I will be fine
CAKHost: But still 8C
Solipsody: Uh... Did everyone else see that thing off to the left?
PaperDoopliss: Hungry again? Being human is the worst
TehAmelie: TV has taught me people only need food a few times a month
Despoiler98: Wait what if someone doesn't STFU then they get dragged out back and Jacob beats them with sticks :D
Despoiler98: oh dear
TehAmelie: i did read on twitter the other day Jacob can not shut up himself so that might get weird
ContingentCat: how long was it until you slept?
Zalthia: !uptime
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ThreeCatsInATrenchcoat: Are we gonna fight a child?
ContingentCat: wow rude
TehAmelie: is it like red and white roses but with five kids?
Despoiler98: little shit
BusTed: Oh shit.
notBrunoAgain: I like how the kids make fun of Burakh for being a lanky, slouching weirdo
Armyguy0: OOF
Zalthia: oof
Despoiler98: so many ways to die
Chipton: Yes, eating in bed, always a good diea
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TehAmelie: when i was like 14 my mom signed me up for a stamp collection club. so random.
ContingentCat: not dying is a goo plan
Despoiler98: Cori's spirit animal is a trash panda
Zalthia: So. Are we going train summoning?
TehAmelie: walnuts are what the kids call a super food
Despoiler98: how many illegal autopsies have we done to get so much cash? I missed some streams
TehAmelie: the hunch of intellect
Solipsody: It's just that his brain is so heavy. With knowing.
Zalthia: Traaaiiiin summoning??? :D
logophile99: for a sec there i read pathologic 2 als Psychonauts 2
TehAmelie: a byte of data apaprently weighs in the neighborhood of a small plastic molecule or a large virus. but that probably only counts on computers
Zalthia: :D :D :D
Despoiler98: I should buy a boat
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: We can just leave? That's so much easier than figuring out this plague that's going to kill everyone
ContingentCat: hmmm
wildpeaks: more eyes than expected
JAGxTERRA: Hi friends
niccus: freebar
Zalthia: No, you had it right. You just gotta wait and wish really hard
Despoiler98: are we just tromping through a swamp?
Solipsody: Trawmping.
wildpeaks: tis the season of meat migration
TehAmelie: a steppe swamp
Despoiler98: have we changed clothes yet?
Zalthia: Aw well.
ThreeCatsInATrenchcoat: We gotta have the wettest socks after this
wildpeaks: the majestic flock of beef bags on its way to warmer climates
CAKHost: I like trains
Solipsody: Actually this is probably more of a bog or muskeg than a swamp.
Despoiler98: watch a train just plows over him outta nowhere
wildpeaks: such a cool screenshot
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: hmmm trains
Zalthia: I'm not sure if it'll work with just any train stop. It might have to be the one at the end of the curve?
TehAmelie: it might tap for white, red or black mana
DanmakuUmineko: FROGS!!!
Despoiler98: mouse YEET
JAGxTERRA: i forgot i have spotify playing the background and thought: this game music is spicy
ProfClarySage: that mouse just scared the heck out of me, lol
notBrunoAgain: The little steppe rodents are jerboa, I believe
DanmakuUmineko: Oh thought it was a frog lmao
Armyguy0: not going to lie
Armyguy0: the meat lines are odd
ProfClarySage: jerboa! that makes sense
notBrunoAgain: I wrote most of the English dialogue for Aspity. She is... a hell of a thing.
Zalthia: There's no time limit on it, apparently. You can do it whenever.
DanmakuUmineko: This close up is... unsettling
Despoiler98: lots of the close ups are unsettling
Despoiler98: like her
Zalthia: Don't forget about holding ctrl to help you see interactable people!
wildpeaks: like a spotlight shining on actors in a play
Despoiler98: the pupil thing is really disconcertingi
DanmakuUmineko: Doesn't help one of her eye is messed up. It's just really uncomfortable, like in an uncanny valley kind of way.
MaladyDark: So this game exists ina similar space to me, as Majora's mask. Are there any other games in which the set world has a timeline that you wander around?
DanmakuUmineko: Oh god it just reminded me of the weird blue shit from Courage the cowardly dog.
wildpeaks: Outer Wilds
wildpeaks: uhh
Despoiler98: FUCKING HELL
Armyguy0: OW
MaladyDark: oof
sfn____: UH?
notBrunoAgain: Boy am I glad I have you on speakers
ContingentCat: time for recess?
rrtycoon2: Class dismissed, also EVACUATE!
BigFMonster: What was that
Despoiler98: what was that?
Nigouki: monthly test?
GhostValv: :O
Armyguy0: Yea
niccus: that's the alarm for the super-fire
NimrodXIV: is the Moonbase on fire?
Armyguy0: speaker life is fun
wildpeaks: so, class dismissed ?
Zalthia: O.o
Armyguy0: btw my OW was for you @LoadingReadyRun i have you on speakers anyway
TehAmelie: the fire firebombed the alarm. it's what i'd do if i was a fire
MaladyDark: well I am a lot more awake for 7am than before
Echo_Hotel: That's one for the highlight reel
notBrunoAgain: The Kin were really interesting to work on because they have this worldview that's very coherent yet utterly alien. Like the idea of the Earth being good and the Sky being evil.
ProfClarySage: @notbrunoagain is the Kin language based on an existing language, do you know?
notBrunoAgain: It has shades of Turkic languages and Mongolian.
ProfClarySage: Neat!
Zalthia: @notBrunoAgain Did you work on this game?
Armyguy0: wait
notBrunoAgain: Yes, I was part of the team that wrote the English localization.
Zalthia: :O
wildpeaks: "knowing the lines" also has a meaning in the context of a theater play
Armyguy0: Paizo has a Twitch?
Armyguy0: wut?
Zalthia: @notBrunoAgain That is so cooooooooooooooooool
ProfClarySage: omg wildpeaks I didn't even think of that
actionjb: @notBrunoAgain That is awesome, thanks very much for sharing
notBrunoAgain: F, I think
wildpeaks: hello darkness
Zalthia: @notBrunoAgain You all did a great job!
JAGxTERRA: i wonder how cori's Moist Talkers are doing in Blaseball
wildpeaks: could be the tree's tummy rumbling
Armyguy0: The Fridays have not been doing the best
BusTed: πŸ””πŸ””πŸ””
JAGxTERRA: its all about them yellowstone magic
ContingentCat: thanks for the warning Matt
Armyguy0: and this makes me sad
wildpeaks: there are three bells of awakening ?
NimrodXIV: jlrrPit
niccus: the pitching machine is also like one of top 8 pitchers
ContingentCat: yeah, the pitching mechine drank someone's blood earlier, it sure was a thing
Solipsody: There are... Three... Bells!
Lord_ZYRK shivers with antici
BusTed: Left in suspense.
SnackPak_: three bells all is well?
Armyguy0: But they are in a nut @corianderd
niccus: so you have pig #3 and pig #1
CAKHost: Uhhhh
BusTed: Maybe that first one was a double.
wildpeaks: now you have to spend the rest of your life waiting for the third bell
BigFMonster: Is the alarm like Valve and can't count to 3?
iris_of_ether: So I joined at a weird time, I see
Armyguy0: so they are not doing anything
CAKHost: This is concerning
Armyguy0: oh
ContingentCat: or was that bell earlier the first?
Armyguy0: i missed that
BusTed: We've been given the all clear.
notBrunoAgain: I enjoy all the voice over lines that are shared between characters, with little subtle differences.
Armyguy0: wait
TehAmelie: that sounded wet
notBrunoAgain: God I hate baby vlad so much
wildpeaks: third bell is when Cthulhu awakens and ends the world, no biggie
e_bloc: Corgo300 still time for crab
ProfClarySage: "I'm the president of lockdown"
Armyguy0: Man the fridays need a better pitcher
Armyguy0: im hopeing we can pick up some new elbows for are guys
notBrunoAgain: I'm realizing now that a pretty high proportion of commercial games I've worked on had urchins in them
notBrunoAgain: Pretty sure Where the Water Tastes Like Wine had at least one urchin, and now of course Fallen London
Solipsody: Did any of them have clown fish?
Armyguy0: urchins are a key part of Fallen London lore
TehAmelie: as i recall two of the co-wanderers qualify as urchins
TehAmelie: an cities are pretty much crawling with them
wildpeaks: oh good
ProfClarySage: welp time to do more illegal organ harvesting, lol
CAKHost: We can sell BABIES?
niccus: anyone can sell babies
CAKHost: As in plural?
TehAmelie: Siri, can you set up a baby farm in twelve days?
Despoiler98: 1 to 1
notBrunoAgain: This mention of babies reminds me, I hope you get to see the best dialogue screen in the entire game (Cori probably knows what I'm talking about)
Lord_ZYRK: pation
NimrodXIV: 3
Solipsody: Three!
notBrunoAgain: Well that's 3! Time to die
ContingentCat: there it is
MaladyDark: ah. there we go
SnackPak_: got there
DeM0nFiRe: Hahaha finally got 3
Despoiler98: OK what is that ringing noise
CataclysmicReverb: School's out
wildpeaks: welp, there we go
CAKHost: THere it is!
Armyguy0: Hey theres no. 3
iris_of_ether: wow
ThreeCatsInATrenchcoat: I had just forgotten about it
Despoiler98: WHAT
Armyguy0: HOL UP
wildpeaks: you monsters
SnackPak_: lies!
ContingentCat: what
DeM0nFiRe: They LIED
GhostValv: or not
Lord_ZYRK: 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
Pteraspidomorphi: mind games
ContingentCat: mett had lies
KV1NN4: gasp
ProfClarySage: that is my favorite dialog in any rpg, @notbrunoagain 😁
wildpeaks: so it was 3 groups, not just 3 bells
techstorm45: are they testing a fire alarm or something?
CAKHost: There is no truth in this world!
wildpeaks: so there might be another left
niccus: booty shorts with "The Hindquarters // Nobody cares about you"
Despoiler98: lol
ProfClarySage: hahaha
wildpeaks: Ben is merely running an experiment
ContingentCat: last week my building replaced the heat sensors in all the units and went by and tested them all, hours of sporadic rings it sucked
notBrunoAgain: I'm sure that interaction was exactly what it seemed to be.
e_bloc: oh my
e_bloc: Jessica Telephone is flickering
ContingentCat: oh my
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: oh no?
notBrunoAgain: Six hours of sleep? in THIS economy?
wildpeaks: "today on TTSF, we build tinctures"
Despoiler98: oh good
ContingentCat: lrrFINE
Despoiler98: lrrCREEPL lrrCREEPR
wildpeaks: aww we didn't talk to the others
Despoiler98: thats a LOT of dead and missing for a town this small
notBrunoAgain: All the kids in that scene have the same dialogue. They're like a Greek chorus there.
ReynardWrecca: A new Panto? Cool. Whos' the Dame?
ContingentCat: ok
niccus: rings will beckon us back
corianderd: @notBrunoAgain The dialog about the baby is one of my favourite things in a video game ever. I just checked my screenshots folder and couldn't find it lrrAWW
notBrunoAgain: I gotcha
notBrunoAgain: I knew that just by googling "pathologic 2 baby" it would come up on twitter somewhere
notBrunoAgain: It is... so glorious
wildpeaks: oh yeah the one with the ilatics difference is so perfect
wildpeaks: *italic
notBrunoAgain: Sadly I can't take credit, that one was Kevin Snow who also managed the team.
corianderd: it's almost upsettingly good
Zalthia: What have I missed?
Zalthia: What happened?
MaladyDark: lots of fire alarm testing?
Zalthia: Did they train summon while I was away? o.o
corianderd: nope
Zalthia: phew!
wildpeaks: they summoned a bell instead
Zalthia: ?!
wildpeaks: there is a fire alarm test at the office
corianderd: in real life
Zalthia: oh. Oh.
Armyguy0: Did you end up takeing a look at that review @corianderd ?
corianderd: I did!
Armyguy0: Well i hope you liked it
corianderd: it was good stuff. I watched a bunch more of his stuff after
Armyguy0: Yea he does really good reviews
Zalthia: Some of his older stuff is ehhh but for the most part he does good videos
Armyguy0: info with a bit of funny put in
corianderd: it was a nice break from watching endless videos about rimworld mods by hordes of dudes with the same cadence and tone
ProfClarySage: lol
Zalthia: Part of the reason I love the train summoning is because Patho 2 has several moments that are completely optional, missable, and sort of magical.
Zalthia: the train summoning is one of the most obvious and early ones that you are explicitly told about
notBrunoAgain: There's so much missable stuff in Patho 2; the game is terribly inefficient with content, which is kind of what makes it special
Zalthia: There really is.
eric_christian_berg: I have come here searching for hope. Have I found it?
ContingentCat: hello
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Lord_ZYRK: Which problem?
Zalthia: I feel like the lead designer is kind of disdainful of objective systems that tell you where to go- but they really are one of the most efficient ways to actually FIND content.
Zalthia: The best day!
Lord_ZYRK: Actually the answer is "yes"
wildpeaks: a day where everything is totally fine
Zalthia: lrrFINE
TehAmelie: maybe the PART through the game is deliberately NOT LOGICAL if you know what i mean
Despoiler98: Do Crimes!
notBrunoAgain: I don't think every game should be like Patho 2 but the lack of totally clear objective markers is a huge part of what makes the game what it is
TehAmelie: path dangit
Zalthia: @notbrunoagain agreed.
corianderd: i laughed @TehAmelie
Zalthia: I like that it mostly points to like. the general area.
ProfClarySage: I love how Burakh just adopts every child and animal who comes over
notBrunoAgain: The only one of the kids I wrote was Notkin
notBrunoAgain: He is my precious, large son and you must protect him at all costs
notBrunoAgain: I was... pretty distraught when I realized how hard that is
notBrunoAgain: He is large and adult in spirit, Notkin is
TehAmelie: if, let's say, you managed to save the town on your first playthrough and then uninstalled, how much of the game would you miss?
Zalthia: Depends how much you reloaded, @tehamelie
notBrunoAgain: I think any given playthrough misses at least half the content
Despoiler98: she looks creepy
rumplednut_skin: Hi Cam and Cori! This is my first time catching you live! How goes it?
Zalthia: The game is designed so that you WILL miss events and quests.
notBrunoAgain: fun fact: the drawing in "drawing room" isn't, like, making art. it's short for "withdrawing"
Zalthia: And thats without taking into account quests and storylines that you miss because the character that gives them to you has died
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ProfClarySage: this game is very cruel to 100% perfectionists like me
Zalthia: Oh god yes.
JustAConspiracy: Feesh
Zalthia: @profclarysage You want all the achivements? prepare to do some very stupid things!
TehAmelie: plenty of sewing equipment. are we going to stitch something in our downtime?
TehAmelie: or do we use it all to fight? if so i recommend a sewing machine
empyreon: to perform a surprise autopsy!
wildpeaks: all this walking is sure to make holes in the socks
ContingentCat: can we add "Never forget the value of organs you find" to good advice?
Despoiler98: yes thats how that works
JustAConspiracy: "Walk off the hunger" sounds like something from Blaseball season 12
JustAConspiracy: Walk off The HUNGER.
wildpeaks: hungry ? nimlotDenied
DeM0nFiRe: r/thanksimfull LUL
SnackPak_: lazy > hunger
codatski: That's a little too real
ContingentCat: big mood
wildpeaks: if MATN taught me anything, it's time for cannibalism
TehAmelie: i could have bought a whole salmon for 5 bucks today. feels like our character in the game would punch me for passing on that
JustAConspiracy: How big was it?
TehAmelie: 2 or 3 kg i think
BusTed: Score.
Lord_ZYRK: fingernail pog
ContingentCat: lrrHORN fingernail!
Despoiler98: @TehAmelie hed punch you AND then swallow the entire fish whole cause apparently thats how he eats
TehAmelie: too big to be very useful to me
notBrunoAgain: But not the good powders that come from children
GhostValv: popping off
wildpeaks: the champest pog
Despoiler98: oh god we're geocaching now
Raiz0k: Ah, finally logged in after a fight with Twitch's auth algos. Hello everyone.
notBrunoAgain: ("The Great Game" of course is the cutesy name Victorians gave to all the colonialist manoeuvering between the Ottomans, the Russians, and the British in central and southern Asia during the mid-19th century)
Raiz0k: @notBrunoAgain : speaking of your involvement, is there a definitive explanation of where the "golem" inspiration comes from? Because I've actually briefly looked into Buryat and Tatar (and wider Turkic) myths, which is what the Kin are obviously inspired by (which I think is confirmed by the wiki), and the closest match was the chotgor, so not very close. I did find a teeth-eating Chuvash/Tatar forest spirit that kills people via tickling, so there's a plus.
TehAmelie: whoa what's Dogeman doing here`?
ContingentCat: "fingernail" as a verb is toubling
notBrunoAgain: As far as I am aware there's no specific cultural parallel for the shabnak-adyr or most Kin cultural concepts.
notBrunoAgain: But I could be wrong.
TehAmelie: i want to see more monsters that eat teeth
ProfClarySage: I love the tagline for the cemetery 😁
Armyguy0: "you are always welcome here"
Raiz0k: Oh, that's interesting, so the "golem" nomenclature may be a reference to the actual phenomenon of antisemitic accusations of "dark magic" and the like?
Armyguy0: OOF
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TehAmelie: the doors are open to everyone. just like Hell
Zalthia: The Golem is jewish folklore, iirc.
Raiz0k: Yeah, that's my point.
notBrunoAgain: I actually don't recall what word gets used in the original Russian; It may be that "golem" is just meant as something that an English reader would recognize.
Raiz0k: Oh, so possibly, but not necessarily, incidental. Thanks for the clarification.
Despoiler98: lrrSPOOP lrrSPOOP
Raiz0k: FATHER!
TehAmelie: Father Darwin apparently
Despoiler98: well THATS a disconcerting noise
Raiz0k: Darwin only discovered.
Armyguy0: lrrCREEPL lrrCREEPR
notBrunoAgain: "The Rest is Silence" there isn't one of mine, but I was pretty aggressive about inserting Shakespeare references into the script.
wildpeaks: uh oh, we might be in the black lodge
Raiz0k: Huh, that was some blatant reversed speech just there.
Lord_ZYRK: Get ye nut
Despoiler98: why wouldnt nuts help?
notBrunoAgain: There was a concerted effort; the original Russian is full of references to Russian literature, which sometimes don't translate or aren't recognizable to English-language readers.
Raiz0k: That's commendable, translations should be accessible to the target audience(s) as well.
notBrunoAgain: I don't know why people call this game cruel. See, there's a tutorial right there.
wildpeaks: we did skip the blood herbs tutorial last week
Raiz0k: Walk into the substeppe.
wildpeaks: we're the protagonist, surely we can save everything and everyone, taht's how it works right ?
Raiz0k: D'uh!
notBrunoAgain: Maxing exhaustion, hunger, or thirst will make you start taking damage until you die.
wildpeaks: to be fair, dieing is part of the expected experience
muddy_mundo: pathologic? now heres a fun one KEKW
Zalthia: press ctrl to highlight stuff
MaladyDark: oof mood
wildpeaks: 2real
niccus: just eat a whole lemon for sustenance
Zalthia: mmm. Bar food!
Raiz0k: No scurvy 4ever!
wildpeaks: om nom nom
Solipsody: It seems like meat is the one thing this town shouldn't be short of.
niccus: slightly thirst-provoking
Zalthia: now we can sleep without starving!
Despoiler98: We're running out of days just trying not to starve to death
niccus: and now the bond opener
eric_christian_berg: Bond?
Raiz0k: xD
Zalthia: James Bond
wildpeaks: accurate, game
Robot_Bones: oh yeah, woudn't have thought about that without The podcast
Zalthia: mood
wildpeaks: the game foretold the alarm bell :D
Zalthia: ctrl to highlight people you can talk to!!!
Raiz0k: Valve takes organs now?
CupOfAether: it unlocks your blood
notBrunoAgain: "Unlock your Blood" sounds like an energy drink slogan from hell
Raiz0k: @Zalthia : they've been using that since the first episode.
wildpeaks: we did a thing
Despoiler98: "what does it do?" "Lots of things"
Robot_Bones: this will boil the ghosts out of your blood
notBrunoAgain: There's a big diagram on the wall that shows the basic outline of how alchemy works
notBrunoAgain: I know because I totally missed it when I played the game
Zalthia: @raiz0k sorry, its just been bugging me when he like. goes up to an npc and checks to see if they have dialouge. when. ctrl exists. Ill try to keep it to myself though
Raiz0k: Well *that* sounds like bad design.
wildpeaks: I'm sure it's nothing to worry about
ContingentCat: hm, probably fine
Zalthia: Dont worry its just plot
Zalthia: The air is full of plot!
Zalthia: and intrigue!
Raiz0k: @Zalthia : no need to apologise, you were just trying to help. And hell, maybe Cam forgot about the Ctrl thing after all.
Despoiler98: TIME FOR CRIME
ContingentCat: time do be gay and do crime
Shirts_: hey chat what kind of game are we playing today? horror?
silenceaux: "Lose a large sum of money" jokes on them, we don't have any money left to lose
Zalthia: @raiz0k nah, most of it is me being like. "Youre wasting pReCiOuS tImE!!! AAAAA"
Raiz0k: Psychological horror I guess?
Despoiler98: YAY Dead Body
wildpeaks: well, now we can make a smoothie
Raiz0k: @Zalthia : yeah, with viewing streams you eventually either learn to ignore that inner voice, or make a dent in your nearest flat surface ;).
Shirts_: or is this a puzzle game?
notBrunoAgain: Keep Talking and Nobody Dies of Plague
Shirts_: it looks really good
Robot_Bones: eat liver
Despoiler98: lrrSPOOP lrrSPOOP lrrSPOOP
Zalthia: @raiz0k I USUALLY keep it under control, but with this game so many of the little efficiency tricks arent told to you. Like that time progresses when youre looting, or the "rough as dutch safe to touch" thing
notBrunoAgain: If you get infected you do get to talk to Plague
notBrunoAgain: Which was one of my favourite characters to write
JAGxTERRA: this menu looks really familiar
Zalthia: @notbrunoagain Yooooo! that was you?
niccus: now you just need some crackerjack
Despoiler98: oh no!
wildpeaks: welp, time to be in quarantine for 2 weeks
vfig: RIP
TehAmelie: how long is forever, like 7 more days?
Despoiler98: Nooooooooooo
JAGxTERRA: "welcome to my costume party"
notBrunoAgain: Aw, it cut off the voice line
Raiz0k: @Zalthia : we all have our favorite games, so I fully understand :).
notBrunoAgain: I was really happy with how those turned out
DoodlestheGreat: If 2020 was a video game, it'd be Pathologic.
Raiz0k: The double voice really sells it.
notBrunoAgain: Plague speaks in Anglish, using only anglo-saxon words
wildpeaks: either Pathologic, either Vampyr
notBrunoAgain: Lots of trips to the etymology dictionary
notBrunoAgain: You'd be shocked at how many words are actually French
Raiz0k: About 1/3 IIRC.
TehAmelie: the etymology dictionary rules
Raiz0k: That's not counting direct Latin calques.
Asimech: Are we talking about Etymonline?
silenceaux: So was that the disease speaking to you directly
notBrunoAgain: And it's surprising how some words are actually A-S. "Salve" is the one that shocked me most, I think.
eric_christian_berg: Eat the rich!
Raiz0k: @notBrunoAgain : what's the etymology?
Raiz0k: (for "salve")
ContingentCat: eat the rich, kill two birds with one stone
notBrunoAgain: I don't remember but I recall it being Germanic
Asimech: I guess I could've linked to a specific one, but it's usually helpful to see the related entries on Etymonline to me.
Despoiler98: yeah full Looney Toons style
TehAmelie: what day are we on anyway?
Despoiler98: have we made ANY progress to stopping the plague?
wildpeaks: well, Clara said that's what we'll do
TehAmelie: pocket full of coffee and dreams
Zalthia: I mean. To be fair, the plague hasn't REALLY started yet, @Despoiler98
TehAmelie: (the dreams are viruses)
notBrunoAgain: We had a productive chat with the plague. working on establishing rapport.
afeamrit: You are infected WutFace
silenceaux: Asking the dead for their symptoms seems useful.
silenceaux: Ish.
Despoiler98: Do we.......KNOW what those tinktures DO?
Mysticman89: Adam was showing us his unguents earlier, everyone is now an expert on these things
Zalthia: @TehAmelie You actually aren't all that wrong.
ContingentCat: ehh it's fine
wildpeaks: we'd need Artyom from Exodus, he always has morphine
Robot_Bones: I'm sure they would prefer you not be on morphine during the surgery but if you insist
notBrunoAgain: MY BOY!!!!!
TehAmelie: morphine is only if you're cutting off your "own" foot
Raiz0k: @Asimech : I've more counted on nBA elaborating on their findings (since online dictionaries are not always complete/correct), but I guess it's essentially comes from "something oily/fatty" then?
wildpeaks: Patches ? this is now Dark Souls
TehAmelie: thanks Stephen King
notBrunoAgain: I'm pretty sure he gives you everything you need.
notBrunoAgain: Patches doesn't need surgery, he needs medicine.
wildpeaks: "thanks for the hard drugs, kids"
Raiz0k: "We should probably stash these organs" - someone clip this!
notBrunoAgain: This game has not one but *two* mechanics that allow you to do medical malpractice
Asimech: @Raiz0k Yeah, "something oily" basically. I don't know what 'nBA' refers to.
Raiz0k: notBrunoAgain, who I posed the question to :)
notBrunoAgain: this game has some of the best wet splorch sounds in gaming
TehAmelie: hey did you hear Surgeon Simulator 2 will have 4 player co-op? speaking of making messes
Raiz0k: Oh yeah, the splorches are extremely uncomfortable, just as they should be.
Asimech: @Raiz0k Ah.
Zalthia: uh oh
Zalthia: UH OH
wildpeaks: you gave medecine before establishing a diagnostic
TehAmelie: me, an intellectual with a PhD in medicine, out to save a town from the plague: "there are different kinds of antibiotics?"
Raiz0k: xD
Raiz0k: Well, a "doctor".
wildpeaks: woohoo
TehAmelie: three cheers for save scummin
niccus: plague solved on day 3! like it never happened
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Raiz0k: BTW, sorry if that was explained, but is there a reason why the ambient spoken lines are so... independent of the dialogoue?
notBrunoAgain: There's no single specific reason. It of course goes back to how Patho 1 was.
SnackPak_: food!
eric_christian_berg: Is it weird that I have a bookmark folder called "Adult" that has banking links, links to my kids' school, and my porn folder?
TehAmelie: each of them looks like they're just waiting for any of them to turn their back so they can make them into food
Raiz0k: Fair enough @notBrunoAgain .
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wildpeaks: he's god big vlad energy
wildpeaks: *got
codatski: Awful?
Lord_ZYRK: It's awful and I love it
eric_christian_berg: I get a certain visceral joy watching terrible people fail.
TehAmelie: or was it the trash?
Despoiler98: hurray sentient diseases
Bearudite: its awful people being awful but in comical ways. like seinfeld but less snarky and more poop and drugs
Raiz0k: Oh, the music box thing is NEVER a good sign.
MaladyDark: excellent
Raiz0k: (learned that from Don't Starve)
TehAmelie: it would be wild if we could Grant Morrison our way to cooperating with the disease
TehAmelie: talk it over and come to a mutually beneficial agreement
Raiz0k: That's assuming the disease is actually sapient at this point?
TehAmelie: sounds like an extremely Disco Elysium solution now that i say it
TehAmelie: if it's only beginning to learn to talk maybe we can manipulate it easier
Raiz0k: That's one interpretation of that question ;).
TehAmelie: i'm making the most out of not really knowing what's going on. if the disease is actually becoming sapient we should have nine days to work on this plan, or else i'm making stuff up
MaladyDark: Diedre solution to Alpha centuari
Raiz0k: No no, you're doing good. I also have no idea how the game's going to play it out, I just mean that the Plague can be all in the protagonist's head. But your reading, that of emergent behavior, is equally valid.
Despoiler98: Sentient disease, yeah thats gonna be super easy to get rid of
Despoiler98: @Raiz0k but how can it be in his head if the army shows up to bomb the place to get rid of it?
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TehAmelie: if it can be reasoned with, we can break it
MaladyDark: if it's sentient we can talk it into not being deadly. more hosts if you stop killing them
Raiz0k: @MaladyDark : you don't have any problems with with mind worms if you control the mind worms?
Raiz0k: @Despoiler98 : ye olde unreliable narrator :).
corianderd: I really like when I'm walking around and a large cloud starts chasing me down
MaladyDark: @Raiz0k yes, actually.
Raiz0k: @MaladyDark : and the answer is "how". Deirdre had an out of vaguely "being friendly". What are the options here?
TehAmelie: ahoy
ContingentCat: hello
MaladyDark: @raizok oh, I don't think we can end up in charge, bbut if we convince it to be less deadly, we'll have more time to work on a cure
Raiz0k: That's actually someting workable. I wonder if the writers went there.
Zalthia: ;)
MaladyDark: though honestly I don't think the disease is developing a conscience, just that our main character is not handling the stress of his fathers death and the return to a city both familiar and unknown. there is a plague, but we are also going mad I guess.
Raiz0k: Re Big Vlad: oh noes the Oligargh is on Feet of Clayβ„’.
ContingentCat: katesLurk
wildpeaks: nimlotHunting
Raiz0k: Caaaat.
tknomncr: Ah, I see you've entered the "broke and starving to death" phase of the game.
Raiz0k: @MaladyDark : TBH, going into a full parable of Sid Meire's Alpha Centauri at this point would be downright impressive ;).
MaladyDark: :D
TehAmelie: wait are we Diogenes?
Raiz0k: The Worm mentioned that the water is not for humans....
TehAmelie: maybe it's not water. maybe it's viruses
Raiz0k: Or just Factory runoff in general.
gayghostprince: hi I haven't opened Twitch in 30 years. what's pathologic about
wildpeaks: sounds like something Ayej would draw
Juliamon: plague, misery, trash
gayghostprince: oh fun!
gayghostprince: and topical
gayghostprince: hello cam, cori
ContingentCat: don't we all
gayghostprince: and chat
Raiz0k: BTW, I love how the trash containers are simultaneously too elaborate, but structurally on point on how the "cans" looked like in the "Sovietsphere".
gayghostprince: oh the closeups on the face when talking makes me uncomfortable fjchehhx
Zalthia: Ohhh. It's time.
Juliamon: A piano, and it's not even Let's Nope time yet
Angnor33: I bet you could eat a book if you tried.
Raiz0k: They're very Uncanny Valley, probably deliberate given the lighting.
ContingentCat: katesLol
gayghostprince: oh you're right
gualdhar: or Ulysses
iris_of_ether: He's not wrong
Raiz0k: I mean, there was the guy that ate a Cesna....
gayghostprince: I'll eat a book don't test me
Raiz0k: Not many books are less digestable than a GA plane...
TehAmelie: i can almost guarantee any given book will take less time to read than to eat
ContingentCat: or like The Fountainhead which does no good in book form
Zalthia: IT IS TIME
tknomncr: Alarum!
Raiz0k: Noooo
niccus: just a lot of bell business today
Nigouki: jlrrPit
Despoiler98: um
gayghostprince: big bell, the scariest of all landmarks
wildpeaks: the office bell has escaped into the town
wildpeaks: it is time
Echo_Hotel: Yeay LOCUST PLAUGE!!!!
Despoiler98: good job CAM
Raiz0k: "Mousies". Those are flies! Mouse don't jump like that!
Despoiler98: :P
gayghostprince: don't like those signs at all
Despoiler98: those are ominous "signs"
niccus: how helpful
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Raiz0k: Can you talk to them?
notBrunoAgain: The tragedians in this sequence show up all across town, leading the player to the city hall no matter where they're at
Lord_ZYRK: Come now, chat. Don't look a gift sign in the cold vacant pits where its eyes should be.
notBrunoAgain: Must have been a pain in the ass to do
Echo_Hotel: LOCUST CAM
Zalthia: Dong!
Zalthia: DONG
niccus: semi-spoilery-ly, are they used for other sequences?
notBrunoAgain: Not that I recall
gayghostprince: my first LRR sub! I've been watching since like 2014. this is exciting
notBrunoAgain: I mean, not in this way
ProfClarySage: this gave me the shivers first time I saw it. so creepy
niccus: hungry.. for plot!!!!
notBrunoAgain: The tragedians show up throughout the game in other contexts
Zalthia: This is one of my favorite sequences in the game
wildpeaks: suddendly, 2020
ProfClarySage: artemy go to your room
Raiz0k: Ah, the Liberty Bell! We're saved!
gayghostprince: been too poor lmao
gayghostprince: college is ruff on my wallet
Raiz0k: Consume the eggy.
gayghostprince: pls gib eggy
ProfClarySage: delicious egg
Calaban161: That face is too close
gayghostprince: that's not proper distancing sir
Raiz0k: No threat there...
niccus: it's only a few hundred people, no sweat
Nigouki: bit of an old pirate, eh? KaZaA?
notBrunoAgain: I love the bachelor. He is such a piece of shit.
wildpeaks: there's our boyfriend
ProfClarySage: what's up, boyfriend
ProfClarySage: lol
wildpeaks: heck yeah :D
Zalthia: So. Was he being a jerk on purpose or was it accidental this time?
gayghostprince: gosh I couldn't find you... I called out your name and everything
Raiz0k: "We have three doctors in town" - well THAT'S a flashback.
Robot_Bones: very sus
Despoiler98: Summary Execution
Echo_Hotel: Ummm... No like I said I'm a SURGEON! I'm not even a Diagnostician I cut people up and take out the parts other folks tell me to, that's it.
gayghostprince: dank name bro
wildpeaks: oh right, did we miss the play at the theater ?
ProfClarySage: yep cause we were dying
gayghostprince: I'm a harmacist now
Despoiler98: just start swinging
gayghostprince: you ever see a person and immediately want to start a fight club
Raiz0k: Oh, hello, Emaciated Elisabeth.
wildpeaks: I always think of her as "the spider lady" because of that painting she had in the first game
Raiz0k: I'm assuming it involved a web?
Lord_ZYRK: In the middle of the street?
gayghostprince: the no one cares about you subtitle is killing me
wildpeaks: :D
SnackPak_: ever forward, never learning
wildpeaks: it's ya boi, grindstone
gayghostprince: fingernail??????
Raiz0k: "fingernail"
Despoiler98: kid trades drugs for walnuts........stupid kids
gualdhar: who gave children morphine?
Raiz0k: Chalk for morphine, fair trade there.
Zalthia: Nuts are important to the children.
Despoiler98: Who DIDNT is the question apparently
Raiz0k: No Cori, no.
wildpeaks: I mean.. :D
gayghostprince: Chickadee is a cute name
notBrunoAgain: I like the jughead kid
Lord_ZYRK: Jack be nimble, Jack be quick. Jack want morphine? Candle stick.
gayghostprince: amazing
Lord_ZYRK: That's how that goes, right?
Lord_ZYRK: Kids like shiny things
gayghostprince: but no gun what a waste
niccus: because they're not supposed to have knives
Raiz0k: You're not woried about the morphine?
gayghostprince: it's called street smarts
wildpeaks: good thing that fire works against it
gayghostprince: "no one cares about you"
Despoiler98: JESUS
Despoiler98: WHAT WAS THAT
wildpeaks: breathe in this fresh air
mechmagic: plague bearer
Invitare: clearly the home owner
Zalthia: A sick person
ulexarX: Maybe those doors are locked for a reason
Lord_ZYRK: Nothing to be concerned about, Despoiler98 :)
notBrunoAgain: Oooh ooh a tragedian!
Raiz0k: Was that a crow up there?
Despoiler98: @Lord_ZYRK I'm VERY concerned lrrSPOOP
notBrunoAgain: I wrote these guys.
monosceros: the great outdoors, lads! aren't you proud to be scottish?
notBrunoAgain: Early on in the localization process I was like "We should write the tragedians in iambic pentameter"
Lord_ZYRK: Despoiler98 perhaps Cam can spare some morphine to calm your nerves.
Despoiler98: @Lord_ZYRK I'd rather have the bullets *cocks gun*
notBrunoAgain: This immediately became a thing we wanted to do. And then a thing we wanted *me* to do
Zalthia: @notBrunoAgain All the tragdians talk in Iambic Pentameter, right?
Zalthia: Ah you answered while I was typing
notBrunoAgain: I may be the person who has been paid to write the largest volume of iambic pentameter, commercially, in the 21st century
notBrunoAgain: Not saying I *am*, but there's a chance
ProfClarySage: that is fabulous
ContingentCat: wow
notBrunoAgain: God he looks like everyone I knew in college
gayghostprince: what did you write????
gayghostprince: man on a college campus that lives entirely on caffeine:
Raiz0k: That guy look's like a 90's Anti Hero crossed with bishonen for some reason.
Zalthia: It's the big coat + the hair.
notBrunoAgain: I was part of the game's localization team; I wrote about 1/4th of the English script, in collaboration with Alphyna who wrote most of the Russian script
gayghostprince: that's super cool!!
wildpeaks: "I'm helping"
Raiz0k: Money is food by the law of transition.
ProfClarySage: there's a Twitter user dancekovsky who does dancing machinima from the original game. their model for Peter is a thing of beauty
gayghostprince: money can be exchanged for goods and services
Raiz0k: Nooo.
gayghostprince: except maybe when there's no goods of course
Despoiler98: everything is plague now
ContingentCat: hm
notBrunoAgain: I just wanted to have a good time wearing my mask on my chin and I'm feeling very attacked
gayghostprince: someone with the plague: everywhere I go gets infected! >:[
Raiz0k: She kind of looks like one of the covers of God Emperor of Dune.
Zalthia: I always feel bad for Anna. Apparently I *shouldn't* because of backstory, but she's just so. Afraid.
notBrunoAgain: Desperately Seeking Nuggies
Zalthia: And anxious. And I relate to that!
gayghostprince: sleeping bag lady has been boosted
notBrunoAgain: Anna is one of the characters who changed the most between Patho 1 and 2
eric_christian_berg: Snap into a slim jim?
wildpeaks: yeah, I miss her circus outfit
Raiz0k: What was the change?
Raiz0k: (s)
gayghostprince: maybe there's girl scouts outside the store
Zalthia: Unfortunately, she was also the first to die in my playthrough.
notBrunoAgain: Various things. She has a different tone, and her look changed drastically.
Despoiler98: MAaaaaaaam I WANT MY CHIKIN POT PIE
wildpeaks: we are what we eat: trash
gayghostprince: drinking muddy water seems like how you get sick
wildpeaks: oh good, it has two voices now
Zalthia: I also never stayed infected for very long so most of the plague dialogue is new to me.
gayghostprince: ok what do they mean by fingernail
notBrunoAgain: Sometimes i like to put on the youtube compilation of plague VO lines and just vibe
Despoiler98: that is a very sinister looking grocer just sayin
wildpeaks: fingernails are the coins used for fast travel
Zalthia: @gayghostprince The little coins.
ContingentCat: katesNice
gayghostprince: lofi plague vibes
TehAmelie: fats travel? in this economy?
wildpeaks: "lofi plague vibes to cough to" ? :D
Despoiler98: ya got a lotta bottles are those worth anything?
gayghostprince: oh thank you! @zalthia @wildpeaks
gayghostprince: lofi "lofi plague vibes to cough to" is much funnirrn
gayghostprince: funnier
wildpeaks: :D
Despoiler98: jesus this games economy mechanics are BRUTAL
Despoiler98: wheres a corpse to seel organs from when you need one
wildpeaks: oh it gets worse
ContingentCat: ah the illusion of feeling full after eating something when really hungry
TehAmelie: Gene Wilder voice: "food makes me sick"
Armyguy0: to be fair you ARE runing non-stop
SquareDotCube: Too bad we can't hunt locusts to roast
notBrunoAgain: This if I recall correctly is the day before things get legitimately bad
Raiz0k: Cori's comment is so very not reassuring xD.
Zalthia: Yeah, it is.
TehAmelie: *snorts morphine*
Echo_Hotel: Wow those are some nice leather couches, would be a shame if someone were to boil them and eat them...
gayghostprince: we are all stay at home kind of guys now
ulexarX: At least it's somewhere to sleep
Raiz0k: Looking at the game, one point of criticism re the writing is the overuse of the "huh" response.
notBrunoAgain: Man I'm glad you're streaming this in the early afternoons
notBrunoAgain: So I can catch it
gayghostprince: eat a whole lemon
ContingentCat: oh my
Raiz0k: @notBrunoAgain : it's late night in the EU, for context :p.
Zalthia: You really do have to master the trading system.
notBrunoAgain: It's a game about suffering.
wildpeaks: death also isn't the end, it has unique events
Echo_Hotel: Great third world shithole simulator...
notBrunoAgain: And it's designed to make you actually suffer, not just witness suffering.
gayghostprince: it's about caoitalismn
notBrunoAgain: And it's very explicitly designed as an antidote to the usual video game thing of "You're stuffed full of agency, go fix the world"
gayghostprince: heck can't type
wildpeaks: it's not the hero's journey
notBrunoAgain: There are actually fail-ier fail states
Zalthia: Yes.
notBrunoAgain: It's possible to sell off the ending to the game.
notBrunoAgain: Like literally, a choice you can make will lock you out of narrative conclusion.
gayghostprince: you both are great btw
TehAmelie: i remember a cartoon by David Willis where the Green Goblin goes "you have to choose, save the woman you love or this busload of people" and then Spider-Man saves them both and goes "lol nope i'm magic"
Zalthia: They warn you before hand, though.
TehAmelie: it's nice to see the opposite of that
notBrunoAgain: The executors do show up more as the game goes on.
notBrunoAgain: When a major character gets sick or dies, they sometimes act as proxies to ensure story continuity.
gayghostprince: do you think you'll play more of this?
Raiz0k: @TehAmelie : the "All-Powerful Hero" is mostly a US archetype. In fact, for all of its problems, Extra Credits had a nice episode about agency in "Western" (mostly US) and "Eastern" (mostly Japanase) games.
wildpeaks: trudgeons
Zalthia: Mask friends!
wildpeaks: :D
notBrunoAgain: I still have no idea if "Tragedian" is meant to rhyme with "Comedian" or not
ContingentCat: it's not really a standard word it's ok
PlusDY: I think it is
notBrunoAgain: I always assume it does but so many people say it the other way
Raiz0k: "How do you pronounce Tragiedians?"
Zalthia: tragedians
niccus: who made ian tragid
Raiz0k: Yeah, but "comedian" and "comedy".....
notBrunoAgain: Tragedians sometimes show up as "shadows" of major characters, exposing their interior thoughts.
TehAmelie: can i pronounce it "sad"?
notBrunoAgain: But yes, they're stagehands.
ContingentCat: aka sadbois
gayghostprince: sadians
Raiz0k: Yeah, "dressed", at skin level even.
notBrunoAgain: The shadows specifically are interesting, because they're shakesperean re-interpretations of the characters they stand for.
notBrunoAgain: Like, Big Vlad's shadow clips the last syllable of his lines as a reflection of Vlad's shortness of breath.
notBrunoAgain: While some other shadows tend to tack on the "feminine ending" extra syllable at the end of the line, etc
Zalthia: The game blends the in-universe and game rules very well.
wildpeaks: kinda like the translatable texts in Outer Wilds
MaladyDark: but we left, we went to the city, we are not only a steppe person
TehAmelie: hmm it's a lot like the thought cabinet isn't it
wildpeaks: a tree instead of being simply linear
vfig: But Big Vlad's reflection isn't in the game :(
Raiz0k: As mentioned before, I really am dissatisfied with a lack of a deeper diver into actual Turkic and/or Buryat beliefs. It really feels a bit like cultural appropriation.
notBrunoAgain: You can't 100% fit in with the Kin, but neither can you fully discard it
Zalthia: The lines are an in-universe thing, but are also a game mechanic.
Echo_Hotel: Has Cam gotten to the bits about The Auroch and all the symbolism around that particular extinct stepps herd animal?
wildpeaks: to be fair, we see only one of the stories, we might get more insight with the other characters once they're released
Partrap: how can lines be real if their width isnt real?
darkspiredragon: ty for continuing Pathologic 2
ProfClarySage: Thanks for the stream Cam & Cori!
Raiz0k: @Echo_Hotel : Aurochs were a *forest* animal 'though.
Zalthia: Thank you, guysQ
TehAmelie: i gots to play this soon
ProfClarySage: and thanks again chat for taking about this game 😁
Zalthia: It's so rare that I get a chance to actually *discuss* these games with people.
Zalthia: Because, not many people I know have actually played it.
wildpeaks: yeah I have the issue Zalthia, it's rare to even find anyone who even played them
gayghostprince: hi!!
wildpeaks: let alone have an interesting discussion about it
Raiz0k: Oh, that comment of Cam's hit me right in the meow-meow.
ulexarX: Elsinore is so good!!
Zalthia: I am so, so glad that Bachelor's campaign is coming.
wildpeaks: ohhh Elsanore
wildpeaks: I love that one
ContingentCat: oo cool
eric_christian_berg: Oh, that's interesting.
gayghostprince: it is so nice getting to be a sub and I just wanna say thank you to the amazing LRR community and streamers
DoodlestheGreat: Okay then, we'll see you two later! Thanks for the stream!
Zalthia: Thank you very much, guys!
Nigouki: thanks for the stream!
gayghostprince: thank you all
Echo_Hotel: @Raiz0k depends on how you define Forrest...
MaladyDark: thank you
DoodlestheGreat: I'm made of meat!
wildpeaks: and pour blood on random trees
gayghostprince: OH HELL MY MEDS THANK YOU
ContingentCat: as well as it can work anyway
DoodlestheGreat: Reboot your biological functions!
Raiz0k: @Echo_Hotel : the last ones probably defined it as "lots of trees [cessation of existence]"
Raiz0k: And thanks all!
sinnnical: Whos ready for spoopy boys
Raiz0k: Surprise Cam!
elkae: Brief Cam cameo
DeM0nFiRe: 3spoop5me
Raiz0k: G'night!
JaysonMaxwell: penaddHype ~ Hello Chat
monosceros: henlo friends
kais58: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Let's Nope (Ben and Adam sit down and play some spoopy games! Game: Maid of Sker) at Tue 05:00 PM PDT (7m from now).
eric_christian_berg: Icelandic Provisions: Made of Skyr.
quasi79fu: Spoopy Bois time?
quasi79fu: Im going to get ice cream and give kitties their treats brb
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: May Doff Sker?
quasi79fu: im Skerrreed