Fetch Me A Renaissance Italy Nostalgia!

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  • The whale shark's incredibly dumb face.
  • Lilite Satanist Narnia.
  • The Satanist version of what Narnia is to Christians and Golden Compass is to atheists.
  • Telling your best friend about the magical key you just found and going off together to have adventures.
  • Suddenly becoming monarch of a place you've never heard of and having to set policy when you're thirteen years old and have never taken an economics class in your life and also it's a magical kingdom so it uses magic economics anyway.
  • Building a paradise for people against their will.
  • Seeing enough sexism that you have to invent a splinter sect to get rid of it.
  • Nostalgic fiction from people with really weird backgrounds.
  • An 80s-ass computer terminal with an extremely full ashtray next to it.
  • Nostalgia for 16th century Polynesia.
  • Second-hand nostalgia.
  • Going on a quest to find the voice actor of a beloved video game.
  • Whether or not Sega is currently producing another Super Monkey Ball.
  • Whether or not you should monkey some balls.
  • Turning dials at the edge of a board and a ball bearing falls into a hole.
  • Going into the recording both with no context for the lines you are about to read.
  • Actors reading individual lines in a vacuum rather than reacting to each other.
  • Not having a good way to order the lines in your branching script so you deliver the lines to the actor in alphabetical order.
  • Using CD audio to store your sounds so you can only have 99 individual things you can play.
  • The last of the Guild of Weavers.
  • All the adults getting turned into swans and flying away.
  • An adventure game where you play a sequence of notes to select a verb.
  • Not having perfect pitch but being glad that there is a game mode for people who do.
  • Trying to summon a demon from beyond time.
  • Escaping reality with the other Weavers and all your friends are horrifically murdered and their ghosts are angry at you.
  • Pointing a decompiler at the game and typing in Pascal until it basically matches.
  • Comparing two executables by loading them both in a decompiler, rapidly switching between the windows and looking for differences on the screen.
  • Using the decompiler released by the NSA to reverse engineer ZZT, so you know the NSA must've reverse-engineered ZZT internally decades ago.
  • Whether or not the ZZT source code was lost in an interesting way.
  • How ZZT and Unreal were both sold as a video game but really the part people were interested in was the level editor.
  • More man-hours than a man has.
  • MMO developers releasing the client source code but not being allowed to release the server source code.
  • Nobody wanting to port a million line code base to another language.
  • Doing your best to elide over the more boring details.
  • Fixing about 30 complier errors and getting about another 30 because the compiler doesn't have great error recovery.
  • Going back to Flickr to find even higher resolution photos of bugs having sex.
  • Changing all the stars on the American flag to bugs.
  • What was going on in France.
  • How to fix the problem when your game is crashing in France.
  • One browser interpreting your integer as a percentage and the other interpreting it as a decimal.
  • Upending all of science because it's easier than disabling auto-formatting dates in Excel.
  • Approaching a project with the design goal of being as outrageous as possible.
  • Playing a game where you're unsure whether the time it crashed was intentional.
  • The rigid set of best practices for using snack foods to ensure machinery keeps working correctly.
  • The Van Halen brown M&M story as a conscientiousness filter.
  • That time Van Halen refused to play because there were brown M&Ms backstage and also the stage wasn't strong enough to hold all their equipment.
  • Rules that exist mostly as a way to determine how much the participant cares about being a good member of the community.
  • Forgetting your girlfriend's birthday and going back in time to get her a present.
  • Spending all day evaluating your list of people you might want to castrate.
  • Satanists ritually sacrificing themselves.
  • Being attacked by necromantically re-animated yak hooves and hair.
  • Your memories of seeing a lovely waterfall being amputated and necromantically re-animated and trying to drown you and it's extremely unclear how to kill the memory of a waterfall.
  • The process of getting dwarves to a place where they can do dwarf stuff.
  • Sadness that the badgers never made it into Faeries vs. Badgers.
  • A son waking up any minute now.

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