This is very, very random even for this blog, but here we go. Here’s a hypothesis: When we reach singluarity in AI, it won’t be the Ai becomeing smarter and smarter, its us becoming stupider and stupider until the AI, which can mimic a mediocre human just happens to be smarter. I’m not saying Idiocracy. This is something completely different instead.
Weird history rules. Well, here and everywhere else as well. One of the easiest things to make your world feel lived-in and unique is to just take a piece of obscure history and place it in your world, whether its an invention or an actual event or garment or hairstyle. I just find all of this very interesting and it just happens to coincide nicely with RPG hobby.
Okay, the world is shit, again. Who thought that it could get worse after the last two years? Yes, here we are and while there are signs that something might be changing, it would also seem that we, as a global society, have to go through more rough times before its going to get better. With that in mind, a little mental health break here at the end of 2022.
Why do they need to be so highly obsfuscated?
Okay, finally a topic where I don’t have to qualify my opinions by mentioning that I am indeed a white straight cis man. Indeed, again, this is perhaps a topic I’m very much the right person to discuss. Except that I’m not American. Or Conservative. Or Christian. Sigh. Maybe one day.
Any way, woke-ism…
I recently met a couple of Mormon missionaries and as I’m weird, I talked to them. As usual for religious people, they attempted to sell the idea of religion to me with promise of eternal joy at the feet of the creator. Well, there’s a problem here…
What prompted me to write about this? Maggie May Fish’s explanation on Twin Peaks (part 1).
The worst thing about Borderlands 3 is that the main villain(s) feel like a side mission boss from the other games. Side missions are often small jokey things about whatever is going on in culture at large, but they are not big enough to actually be important. Like streamers.
This morning I woke up to see that Lindsay Ellis had quit producing content for good. I really don’t know how to feel about this. On one hand I’ve been following her work for at least five years, so I’m sad to see her go, but on the other hand, if she needs to protect herself from the mob, good on her for taking this step. In the post in which she announced all of references Omelas. If you are not aware of what that is, you should probably look into it.