By “housekeeping” I mean “I’ve been stuck doing housework all morning because it’s been put off for far too long and those magical elves I’ve been hoping for just aren’t showing up, the slackers.” Among the things I’ve accomplished:
• Destroying what appears to have been a Shoggoth growing in an uncleaned lasagna pan in the sink. While the battle was hard-fought, it wasn’t the end as his many minions had defiled large parts of the kitchen.
• Banishing what I assume to be Ent carcasses by the front curb. The difference between Ent body parts and limbs from trees that didn’t fare well in heavy snow is subtle, but I think I can tell.
• Disposing of evidence that a miniature humanoid lives in our home. Actually, this was just snacking on a half-stale partially-eaten PB&J that Josh left behind this morning (he wants those sandwiches for breakfast for some reason, go fig) and my doing so has nothing to do with guilt over the many articles and news stories about food waste around the world…
Now that you’ve endured that, here’s this:
• They’ve pretty much removed the level cap on Skyrim, allowing you to become “Legendary.” To truly go the distance on making a ridiculously overpowered RPG, they need to give the deities stats and allow you to hunt them down. Swords that are half a mile long would help, too.
• Here’s a chess variant that should be worthy of that LOTR Commemorative Chess Set I know you have: Lord Dunsey’s Chess. There’s a link on that page to a Java-run version of the game. For those who don’t know, Lord Dunsey was the pen name of a man who wrote fantasy fiction in the early 20th century that influenced the likes of Tolkien and H.P. Lovecraft. He also has one of the best British names ever: Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett. I want to rename my kid… or myself, for that matter.
• We’ve got a dispassionate and thorough look at what Coca-Cola contains, which includes everything from the ingredients of the beverage to the components that make up the container.
• Fire up that Unity Engine plugin on your browser and try FPS Man, a first-person Pac-Man style game. If you ever had nightmares about the ghost-monsters, this’ll probably give you a major re-lapse.