The future is here and it is boring.

And yet the aesthetics of the metaverse, with its ghastly translucent holograms, evoke the specter of death. Its schedule of activities reads like an advertisement for a virtual retirement community where isolated millennials can live out their final days, gazing at what Zuckerberg calls “a view of whatever you find most beautiful” as advertisers conceive of new ways to drill advertisements directly into their skulls.

It’s enough to make you long for a truly eccentric billionaire, someone who will at least offer a thrilling spectacle in exchange for becoming entrapped in his thought prison. Sadly, Zuckerberg is not the only internet tycoon building a new world to his bland specifications: While Zuckerberg moves to colonize the mind, Jeff Bezos is extending his influence into the cold reaches of space, where he plans to construct a private space station pitched as a “mixed-use business park.” Together they have slain our childlike fantasies of space exploration and virtual reality adventure, redirecting our imaginations into sealed corporate environments that can be exploited for profit.

The worst future.

2022-01-09T19:53:46+11:0020th January, 2022|Tags: , |

Wednesday @ 7:20 am

Things that have happened to various bulettes in our current campaign:
– possessed by same hive mind as the party warlock, thus also becoming part of said warlock
– target of fly spell (skyshark)
– disclosed plot spoilers via mind reading
– addicted to fantasy cocaine
– accidentally tamed by party members (multiple)
– jailed for property crimes.

Anyway. After all of that, my friend 3D printed this golden bulette for our DM for his patience.

2022-01-19T07:23:56+11:0019th January, 2022|

Wednesday @ 6:54 am

lol at Oceanic servers opening for transfers on Australia Day.

Pretty sure at this point I'm going to move. It's mostly just the pain of trying to disassemble my apartment and find somewhere to store all the furnishings beforehand, ugh.

Weekend job, definitely.

2022-01-19T07:04:13+11:0019th January, 2022|

Tuesday @ 5:13 pm

DM: (discussing how we’d like to gather evidence to take down the Big Bad of the current plot, an affluent and connected business-kobold hidden behind multiple layers of social and political clout)

DM: (who has also run sessions with us before) . . . or you could just murder him in broad daylight. Whichever you like.


PLAYER OF THE APATHETIC ALCOHOLIC: Why do we even care? We can just, like, leave town, right?

PLAYER OF THE "MORALLY RIGHTEOUS" CHARACTER: I definiely want him to die tho.

PLAYER OF THE CHARACTER WHO STEALS HATS: Does he have a nice hat?

PLAYER OF THE CHARACTER WHO REALLY WANTS A PET BULETTE: Can I blackmail him into giving me a bulette?

PLAYER OF THE CHARACTER WHOSE PLAYER NEEDS TO TAKE CARE OF CHILDREN SO MISSES A LOT OF PLOT: I do what the rest of the group does.

2022-01-18T17:24:16+11:0018th January, 2022|
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