Disclaimer: This post is mainly for myself, to remember how I felt when comes the inevitable question whether to do it again or not. To keep an accurate record of the upsides and the downsides of me engaging in this very particular activity, to inform a decision that involves quite a bit of money.
I have been taking transatlantic flights several times since 2009, and every time I’m barely able to sleep during the 7 or 8 hours (depending on the direction) that the flight lasts for. So I watch movies, and I pick the ones I could have watched at home but had more interesting stuff to do. This is the 2021 batch.
I got “Thing Explainer” by Randall Munroe and while I was excited about it, I found out the very writing constraint that makes it stand out is also its biggest weakness, resulting in a mixed bag for me.
Survival city-building simulators add some tension to an otherwise chill video game genre. But with this tension comes expectations of message that aren’t always fulfilled like Frostpunk masterfully did.
While eagerly demonstrating my feelings to my significant other, I stumbled on the wonderful character of Clifford Stoll, of astronomy and computer science fame, who now sells glass Klein bottles in the most amazingly adorable fashion.
LEGO Ideas is a program enabling amateur designer to have their work become an official LEGO set. However this makes submitted designs unavailable for everyone else to build whether they are selected or not.
I’ve taken the hobby of reconstituting sets from bins of unsorted LEGO parts I buy from people emptying their attic, and I’ve had the nice opportunity to build a set from Star Wars Episode One, a movie I’ve enjoyed more than most.
I’ve gone back and forth on my opinion of the LEGO Minecraft theme sets, but building the 21153 The Wool Farm set made me finally consider it a failed adaptation.
A local review of The Prom (2020) which action takes place in Indiana tried to make the case the state isn’t that backwards about accepting gay people by resorting to a nasty racist trope.
I’m 36 and I like to describe myself as a life-long LEGO fan but there has been a long stretch of my life after I moved out of my parent’s house when I barely had any LEGO where I lived. Until this Ford Mustang set.