Roy Tang

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Weeknotes 2021-06-20

Today is father’s day. If you’re lucky enough to have a good father in your life, be sure to show your appreciation. Today’s weeknotes are shorter than usual for some reason.

A quote

“My goal is to build a life I don’t need a vacation from.” - Rob Hill Sr.

The world:

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From the archives, this week in history:

My stuff:

  • Seems like I had a relatively chill / relaxed week, which is good because last week was a bit stressful. I did have a bunch of family errands and escort missions to do, but nothing too major.
  • Still sketching; this week, I had fun drawing Spider-man villain Sandman playing around in a sandcastle:
Sand castle #sketchdaily 165/365
Sand castle #sketchdaily 165/365 (Click to view full-size)
  • Watching:
    • Movies: Only one movie again this week, continuing the James Bond run: Octopussy (1983). Only one more Moore to go! I also wanted to watch Rurouni Kenshin: The Final, which came out on PH Netflix last Friday, but haven’t found the time yet.
    • My regular background watching this week was seasons 2 and 3 of Schitt’s Creek, and I’m already halfway through season 4 now.
    • This week’s episode of Loki felt a bit meh and mostly setup, but I must admit I am enjoying Owen Wilson’s performance and his back-and-forth with Tom Hiddleston.
  • Gaming:
    • Spent the week clearing up all the pending non-main quest stuff in Horizon Zero Dawn on PS4, including the hunting trials and all the collectibles. I believe only main quest and ancient armory remain. Still have yet to do any Frozen Wilds content though.
    • Regular Saturday group played some Root and Blood Rage this weekend.
    • Been playing Guilty Gear Strive on a regular basis during weeknights. I’m trying to get through all the missions since GGS is fairly complicated with a lot of systems and mechanics, and the missions are very good as a tutorial. I typically do a few missions per night then play around 9 games online (3 sets vs 3 different opponents). I am not very good at the game, but I am having fun, and I really like how it’s much easier to find matches compared to SFV.
  • Reading: Still reading: Linchpin by Seth Godin.
  • Trivia team got second place in this week’s comedy-themed About Quiz.
  • Got some positive feedback this week on some stuff I’ve done, in a couple of different realms. Positive feedback is always great, tell people if you enjoy their work!

This coming week:

  • New Loki episode this wednesday!
  • New Rick and Morty season beings this week
  • Two quiz nights this coming week!