Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Binding of Isaac

Not a real review, just some thoughts on the game "The Binding of Isaac". No spoilers here.
1. You can't save your progress. If you die, you start all over from the very beginning. It's not so bad, because it looks like there are only 5 or 6 levels. I've only been as far as the 3rd level.
2. The "teleport" item sends Isaac to a secret room not accessible otherwise. Yesterday the room held an awesome buff. Today the room held some coins... and then the game crashed. This was kind of sad because I'd previously earned an achievement, and it ended up not counting because of the crash.
It's a fun little game - good when you just need to occupy 5 or 10 minutes, because you're likely to die fairly quickly anyway. If anything else of note happens (that isn't a spoiler), I'll edit this post.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Rat(atouille)

R: We made this ratatouille. It was ugly but tasty.
L: I would argue that its appearance doesn't matter... what matters is that it was ridiculously tasty :O (which is what matters with humans, too...)
R: It looked much better on Smitten Kitchen. We actually doubled the amount of tomato sauce and onions in the hopes of doubling the entire recipe, but after we started piling on the sliced veggies, we realized that our casserole dish was nowhere near big enough.
L: So in effect, our ratatouille was approximately one-and-a-half times as awesome as your average ratatouille!
R: Could use a few more rats though.
L: True. When we served it, we put on a dollop of soft goat cheese which mixed with the flavor of the sauce and veggies exceptionally well. Incidentally, our servings looked identical to those of the professionally-crafted ratatouille featured on Smitten Kitchen, minus the fact that we served it in bowls without any of that fancy bullsnaps (I wasn't sure how to spell couscous so I had to improvise with the closest possible description T.T)
R: For the record, I was able to spell couscous. =) We also ate this with chicken sausage of the pre-cooked and packaged variety. I have no idea how to even begin making chicken sausage from scratch. I assume you'd need a chicken.
L: I imagine we could buy one (pre-murdered, preferably), but I don't know if it'd be worth the hassle given how good those pre-cooked jalapeƱo chicken sausages were. (I'm mega hungry now, and I was thinking of the Caucasus Mountains when pondering how to spell "couscous" by the way. Ridiculous word, I say :O)
R: So I thought about how to make chicken sausage from scratch while you were typing. Take chicken. Stick in blender and blend until mushy. Smash the mush together into sausage shape. Cook.
L: What about the intestinal packaging, to keep it together? Also, if this method works, I can already imagine trying this theory out on other tasty foods: pizza sausage, sandwich sausage, perhaps even shrimp sausage!
R: You forgot sausage sausage and Badger sausage.
L: Although any self-respecting pizza would already have sausage on it, and last time I checked, Badger's still a shrimp :P

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Llamaentity: What would you like the objective of this blog to be?
Rebelwerewolf: Just because of the things we're interested in, I think it will skew toward race, gender, and video games.
L: I'm sure if I think of blogging as a game, I'll be much more likely to post.
R: Oh hey, you're going to be abbreviated as 'L', and I'm going to be abbreviated as 'R', and you're left-handed, and I'm right-handed.
L: I know, I was already trying to think of a joke about how you're always going to be 'right' if we have an argument. But of course, not actually 'right' :P
R: Hey! If you're going to type on a post made under my name, at least use punctuation.
L: Emotifaces count as punctuation in my own customized system of grammar.
R: Grammar shmammar.
L: That was pretty clever :O
R: Lol. Stop editing my typing. I was trying to convey sarcasm.
L: But behind these words (shrouds), I may hide my true intentions... dun dun dunnn!
R: So I guess I'll blog about race, gender, and politics, and you'll blog about video games?
L: That about covers my area of interest, so... yep T.T And what, may I ask, is the reason for displaying this for all to see (and by all, I mean no more than a few individuals, if that)? :P
R: *deletes the blog*
L: I'm sure you have a reason. Even though you created it, I have reasons of my own as to why I would like to document my thoughts on various matters.
R: I like our discussions, and I think other people could benefit from seeing them. But that sounds a little conceited.
L: Not necessarily conceited. There's nothing inherently wrong with wanting to share your ideas... in fact, it's probably a generally good thing to want to do so. My reasons are probably much more selfish. I'd mostly like to work on my writing, as it's something I've scarcely done in years and, like unused muscles my ability to write coherently and concisely has atrophied.
R: I'm going to go get some water. Type away.
L: As already evidenced, my sentences tend to be borderline babble and/or word vomit. :'c Looks like you've chosen to sleep, so... night, folks :O Stay tuned for some actual opinionated blogposts... soon™.