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Vidyala

@Vidyala@gamepad.club

Artist, watercolourist, writer, mom, bi. #ADHD #neurodiverse 💜 #books, #games, #BoardGames, #gardening, #plants, #FountainPens, #Cycling, #TTRPGs, being a wizard.

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troublewithwords, to random
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Just closed 71 browser tabs from yesterday. That might be my accomplishment for the day.

Vidyala,
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@troublewithwords Were they all opened yesterday? That IS an accomplishment, at both sides!

Vidyala,
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@travisfw @troublewithwords Right, I’m so impressed! I only started closing tabs when I found out that Safari has a 500 tab limit. Because I reached it. 🫠

Vidyala, to random
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As I've been able to sit at my desk for stints, I've begun the work of editing (again) the first book. Yes, the one that some of you read. The heart remains the same, but so many adverbs are on the chopping block, haha. I'm just finessing everything. Wrote a new first chapter, changing dialogue. The problem is that I've gotten better and I want it to be better. It's a good problem to have. 💜

alicemcalicepants, to random
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@satsuma @Vidyala @RogerBW soooo, next game? Obv not my turn to choose, but would like to throw Ark Nova and New York Zoo into the hat as I want to learn them without embarrassing myself against randoms 😅

Vidyala,
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@RogerBW @alicemcalicepants @satsuma Ah, I wouldn't mind playing Ark Nova, though I've no idea how. Have you all played already?

mishellbaker, to random
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I've said it once and I'll say it again: strobing effects don't add nearly enough to a show, game, or movie to be worth what they do to a significant percentage of the population.

Vidyala,
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@mishellbaker We once organized a Naxx pug run with a bunch of our guild and some other folks. We’re just about to pull Sapphiron, does anyone have any questions? Yes, one person says, I have epilepsy are there any flashes during this fight? This fight is nothing BUT FLASHES. She said she really wanted to do it anyway. We assigned a person whose job it was to type NOW just before each flash so she could close her eyes. She was okay and thrilled to have done it but it was so nerve wracking.

Vidyala,
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@mishellbaker Just imagining that a person could get hurt from a video game and it was so unnecessary.

Vidyala, to random
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Dressed for the occasion and went out to get an xray wearing my shirt that says “noooooooo” 😅

vga256, to retrogaming
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13 years ago Adam Smith wrote the finest piece of personal journalism ever written on games. every few days i sit down for breakfast and stare at the lone boiled egg on my plate, and start laughing.

"And there was always at least one among them, could have been anyone, who would order an egg. It’d just arrive, plonked down in front of them unceremoniously, a massive plate with a single egg in the middle of it. Even though it didn’t matter that they were eating an egg, in that it wouldn’t have any effect on their social standing or health, it really did matter because it never failed to make me smile.

Which poor bastard is on the eggs tonight, I’d think, watching as sweetmeats from every corner of the world were laid out in front of the gathering. And then, BAM, there it would be. Egg on a plate. No cress. No mayo. The purchaser wolfing it down, hoping no one had noticed, trying to hide their shame."

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/gaming-made-me-ultima-vii

Vidyala,
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@vga256 You're out here eating egg on a plate?! No cress, no mayo? 😂

Vidyala,
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@vga256 Completely fair. 😆

Vidyala, to Games
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It's day 9 of elevating my (broken? sprained? who knows!) ankle and I'd like to give away a gift copy of this itch.io bundle: https://itch.io/b/2321/palestinian-relief-bundle

It's a mix of indie and games. If you want to be considered, tell me something funny to entertain me. I'm here all day! (I'll draw a name later today whenever I feel like it, because I'm here all day).

Vidyala,
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@llanion I love this. Wandering the stacks is one of my favourite things, I like that you deliberately went outside your usual decimals, lol.

Vidyala, to art
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Painted this flower yesterday when I needed to shake things up a little. Roughly 5” x 7”, (or if you prefer 😆)

Vidyala, to random
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Asking P3 if he’s excited for the eclipse: “Hm, not as much as I’m usually excited for an event, but I’m excited enough.”
“How excited are you for an event usually?”
“REALLY excited.”
“And for the eclipse?”
“Eh, medium excited.”

mishellbaker, to random
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I am so, so excited for those of you who get to see the total today. If any of you want to reply to this with a detailed accounting of your experience and feelings, you will have a new internet friend.

Vidyala,
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@mishellbaker I don’t want to out her in case she doesn’t want to write about it but one of my best friends is in the path it totality and I told her I want to know EVERYTHING 😅

Vidyala, to random
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This weekend I’ve been playing “I Was A Teenage Exocolonist” (currently on sale via Steam so it was $20 instead of $37) and I wonder why I haven’t heard my pals talk about it before? It’s an SF RPG with a blue-haired protagonist (any pronouns, customize appearance/gender in late teens). The writing is good. You choose which skills/friendships to develop and acquire cards that are the main card game mechanics for challenges. Late game has romance options too. It even has a Murderbot reference 😅

Vidyala,
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Anyhow, it can be tough for me to get “into” a game and this one has great art, music, writing, and easy to understand mechanics. It’s just elegant. CW there can be some tough events that do happen, the game has a full “Content Warning” section to check out before playing. https://www.exocolonist.com/content_warnings.php#:~:text=There%20are%20scenes%20that%20imply,the%20course%20of%20the%20game.&text=It%20is%20possible%20to%20witness,some%20by%20your%20own%20hand.

satsuma, to random
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Cheers to @RogerBW @alicemcalicepants and @Vidyala for an excellent game of Ticket to Ride!

Vidyala,
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@satsuma @RogerBW @alicemcalicepants 🤣 I’m glad you all enjoyed the ride, lol

Vidyala,
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@alicemcalicepants @RogerBW @satsuma sure, loop me in on whatever, maybe we each take a turn choosing something when one game finishes? :D

Vidyala, to nature
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Vidyala, to food
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Decided to treat myself to pho 🍜 today. I imagine my regular place low key knows my order now and thinks of me as the “no raw onions, please” lady. 😂 #food

Vidyala,
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@littleampersand Every time I post about pho it starts a pho chain reaction, haha.

Vidyala,
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@Tim_Eagon @littleampersand one of us, one of us

Vidyala, to random
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Happy February Expansion Day to all who celebrate! I hope you use this strange, liminal day to do whatever you want. Get weird. It doesn’t exist anyway and tomorrow the expansion is over. (all credit to my six year old for the perfect phrase, “The February Expansion.”)

Vidyala,
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@scopique February 29th became DLC 😂

Vidyala, to random
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Today I finally learned which bird makes the sound I love! It's a black-capped chickadee! (You can hear it here if you want by finding its name in the list). This has been bothering me for actually years.
The other bird I wanted to know about is the white-throated sparrow. Heard that one all the time growing up.

https://www.natureinstruct.org/dendroica/spec.php/Canada

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