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Beat Saber 

Anyway, I don't know if I'm *good* at Beat Saber, but I do know that I like playing new-to-me custom songs, I like beating songs that are juuuuuust at the edge of my skill range, and I'm inclined to keep working at a song until I beat it.

Given all of that, I thought it might be interesting to share a map or two I was charmed or frustrated (or both) by in my session on any given day. Might even record a little video or two, although I'm still tweaking my OBS settings for this.

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Beat Saber 

I acquired a Quest 2 back in September, and took to Beat Saber like a fish to water. Since early Sept, I've played ~130 hours mostly through Steam.

The timing for starting to play was great: I was in the final stretches of in-office physical therapy for my shoulders, and BS is a solid way to improve my shoulders' stamina and assess tightness. I could only play 15-20 minutes on easier difficulties when I started. Now I can play 60-90 min of Expert+ on an average (pain level) day.

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recent indie game video boosts 

I've been playing some truly awesome small indie games in the last few months. I archive my streams over at, and I work to get closed captioning on them within a week of uploading.

If you're looking for some game recs, I'd suggest checking them out. Just about all of them take between 10 min and 3 hours, so these are quite small games by conventional standards. You can subscribe to a Peertube channel w/ a Mastodon account, too.

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An : I'm Melissa (they/them)! Some of my projects are in my bio, but in general I am and do:


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I write. I . I play way too much Fallen London. I collect tattoos. I will not call posts "toots".

I like learning to be more imaginative in devising solutions to difficult problems. 🎊

Amazon buys Roomba maker! Finally, Amazon gets to know the layout of our houses and can tell us where we still need more furniture! Yay!

#surveillance #datasecurity #bigbrother #amazon #roomba

I just posted a new video!

This Sims 4 Build Challenge is Now Impossible

The build challenge definitely didn't go as planned but at least it was exciting lol

I need a reasonable file manager on my phone, because the stock one is like frustrating me to no end (I can't make folders where I want for one)..

Any recommendations on android?

Instead, the head of the system is blaming unions for worker shortages while drivers are getting hurt/killed, buses aren't running, *there's a whole secret company running things*, and unasked for federal agents are roaming the main transit center.

Bruh. Pay your fucking workers, do something about that contracting company, and get rid of the extra cops.

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So I knew the public transit system was having a hard time, but I hadn't realized it was as near the breaking point as so many other societal systems are now:

Biggest reveal there is that our transit operations have apparently been run by an underperforming private contractor for years??? and very few city leaders knew about it?? The city could be making bank off this company if they charged the fees we're owed for shitty service.

Beat Saber 

Today's rec is one of the first difficult songs I ever beat, but also one of my favs: 's "Black Vapor", mapped by AltusClura:

It's labeled Expert, but in retrospect I'd call it E+ for the difficulty of hitting those snug and bouncy patterns with low-ish readability. It was one of the songs that helped me bridge the huge gap b/t Expert and E+, although at the time, I just felt incompetent at not being able to beat a song labeled Expert. 😅

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I've run a big text adventure for thirteen years (at one point briefly it was the biggest text adventure!) and if there's one thing I've about managing a big online community in that time that I'd choose to pass on as a warning to others, it's this: remove the people who don't like being there.

Some folks just don't like the place, or they liked it once and they don't anymore, and that's fine.

You'd think they'd just go somewhere else, and most do, but some don't, and those folks are AWFUL.

Time for another very niche technical blog post! I really like Habitica, but data entry with any todo system is never friction-free. I have a few integrations/utilities in place for it, but the newest one was fun to setup:
Using Google Assistant with Habitica |

what if stray but with a little kobold instead of a cat

Beat Saber 

Oh, I've missed posting recommendations... 😻 Today's rec is a fun dance-y map for K/DA's "More": I have no idea how that map ended up in my game, but I love it. 😁 The E+ patterns are simple but mobile enough that it makes a great warm-up if you're comfortable at that level. The segment running from about 33s to 45s is especially fun.

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Sooo... I wrote a thing about some games I love. You should play them if they appeal. 😍

Delightful Games to Play (Part 1) |

I'm live on twitch! Come hang out with me while I play Commune Corvidae:

y’all where is the safest place for lgbtqia people in the carribbean

anything you manage to do half well in a pandemic is pretty awesome, actually

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