Isolation Day 698 Game: Pokémon

Pokémon is among the top few most popular collectible card games (CCGs) in the world. Collectible card games are ever-expanding collections of cards where players normally buy whatever the game calls a starter pack–a pre-made deck that’s ready to play right out of the box–and have the option of buying booster packs beyond that. Booster…

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Tech hates me, redux

I’ve written in the past about how I love technology but the feeling isn’t mutual. Update: Nothing has changed beyond it potentially getting worse. I’m continuing to experience more dislike for my new phone (with what’s allegedly the most advanced Android OS available but which is bizarrely glitchy and rough and unintuitive compared to previous…

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What I read this month

I got through a sizable chunk of reading in January. Part way through, I found myself in something of a humour book kick that just kept on rolling, because why not? ReadA Confederacy of Dumptys – John LithgowThe Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet – Becky ChambersCalypso – David SedarisNew Teeth – Simon RichHits…

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Read this book

I heard Simon Rich interviewed on a podcast recently and they discussed this book, Rich’s most recent. It sounded right up my alley, so I immediately put it on hold at the library and finally got my hands on it. I don’t know that I’ve ever laughed so hard from reading. New Teeth is a…

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Read this book

Good lord, can Becky Chambers write. I mentioned late last year that Martha Wells wholly renewed my sometimes waning interest in science fiction books, and writing like Chambers accomplishes is going to keep it awake and attentive indefinitely. The story is about a mixed bag of interstellar races who work aboard a “tunnelling” space craft…

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