that's right, the Cursive Defender has logged on
One reason I've been writing posts about "backburnered" projects is to keep them fresh in mind and maybe even regenerate some excitement for them. Revisiting my thoughts about recipe graphs has definitely made me excited about returning to this project soon: https://journal.librarianofalexandria.com/backburner-month-07-apicius
This month I'm doing a little project where each day I post a write-up of a project which I haven't fully abandoned but also haven't worked on lately. Here's a post about it, along with a table of contents which I'll fill in as I go: https://journal.librarianofalexandria.com/backburner-month
This is a game inspired by a magic item in The Adventure Zone that allows you to modify the spells you cast by changing a single letter in the spell name. I called the game "Logomancy", but also strongly considered calling it either "Levenshtein's Destructive Resonance" or "Spelling Certain Doom".
Took an old one-page tabletop/party game I wrote and finally put it on Itch: https://aisamanra.itch.io/logomancy
I don't understand how you can want to make a ska album—novelty or not—and then not put any horns on it. Like. What.
Anyway, not sure what unnecessary semi-masochistic movie-watching agenda I'll set after this. A chronological rewatch of every Fellini movie? Every Fast & Furious movie? Every Ralph Bakshi movie? The possibilities are endless probably.
An interesting observation: the Coens are great at comedic scenes and bad at putting those scenes together into connected narratives: they always feel disconnected, disjointed, weird. This first shows up in Raising Arizona but it's true in almost all of their comedies. Their best comedies (like The Big Lebowski) are the ones where they lean into this disjointedness.
I think there's a lot of potential for AI-as-artist-assistant—Emily Short's recent work on this is a good example—but there's also just a massive amount of garbage out there that will seem boring in just a year or two.
that spooky janitor character in the direct-to-video movie of your life
formerly @keweddji as well as @aisamanra and @uzhdanra on birdsite. he/him
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