Roy Tang

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Weeknotes 2021-07-25

A quote:

“I just wanna keep being proof that good people with no hidden agendas still exist in this world.” - @diorkenn on Twitter

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From the archives, this week in history:

My stuff:

  • the annoying thing about all this rainy weather we’ve been having is that I don’t get to go out on my daily walks. I’ve tried doing some time on the stationary bike instead, but I am much less inclined to do that (it’s more boring!), so less exercise for me this week overall. I should try to do the bike thing while watching TV stuff maybe?
  • Still sketching; As it usually happens, I am behind by a couple of sketches during the weekend. I think part of it is because the Friday prompt on the subreddit is always free draw, and I’m often too lazy to think something up, so I get blocked. Anyway, I used up one of this week’s daily sketches to participate in the #Tumindig thing on Twitter:
I guess I’m doing this #Tumindig thing as well, despite my shaky hands. Inspired by @KevinKalbo. Also #sketchdaily 203/365
I guess I’m doing this #Tumindig thing as well, despite my shaky hands. Inspired by @KevinKalbo. Also #sketchdaily 203/365 Context: (Click to view full-size)
  • Watching:
  • Gaming:
    • Still the usual regular games Horizon Zero Dawn and Guilty Gear Strive. Been trying to start some new games like Avadon the Black Fortress, but nothing has stuck yet.
    • Still drafting the latest MTG set Adventures in the Forgotten Realms on Magic Arena, you can follow via the MTGAFR tag. I only managed one (terrible) draft this week though, we’ll see if we can get more done next week since there’ll be Quick Drafts available now. Instead, I seem to be doing well in constructed this month! I managed to hit Mythic early, and then the next day I managed to win the Standard challenge!
    • Regular Saturday group played some Root and Blood Rage again, as usual. I just keep copying this sentence over from previous weeks lol.
    • I finally managed to win a game of Advance Wars By Web! It was a three-way free-for-all game so it took a while with a lot of back and forth. I’m a bit worried about this web-based game because it’s obviously not licensed by Nintendo and it keeps running into server issues, so it might not be long for this world lol. But I am grateful for the chance to play some Advance Wars again.
  • Reading: Mostly just comics again this week, but I did mange to read The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin, which is much more of a short story than a book, but I’ll count it in my “books read for 2021” anyway.
  • Oh, we joined an online quiz night this week, it was the PopQuizPH fifth anniversary game! We actually did fairly well, ending up in a triple tie for first place, but the tiebreaker was about local actress Jolina Magdangal and we were terrible at it, so we finished the night in third place.
  • In addition, the trivia team is still enjoying the NY Times crosswords and spelling bee, which we now regularly do on the weekends whether there is a quiz night or not.

This coming week:

  • it’s the last week of July! Supposedly we are getting the Great Ace Attorney Chronicles on Steam this week, as it says it’s releasing July 2021, but we don’t have a definite release date yet.
  • Our erstwhile president is delivering his last SONA tomorrow. I kind of want to unplug from social media for the day mostly because I don’t want to hear about his nonsense.
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