E2, Brute?

The Best of The Week


This was revealed to me in dreams. I saw the sum of all Games, as it was recorded at the end of times. I saw the games, and all the glory and misery they caused. I saw wars, both metaphorical in the board and literal in the fields. I saw flame, greed and hunger taking out three-quarters of all lives, and the remaining quarter quarreled over which pieces were canon and true to the game, alluding to millennia of changes, adaptations and replication. I saw men and women fight over a Truth that did not exist, but in their minds, for the ancient game they alluded was no more, but persisted, moving upon the face of the waters, among the formless void. I was asked to give testimony of what I saw, so that men and women of understanding may understand The Name of the Game.

Abandoned chess pieces

  • Archers may come down from their Towers (rooks) and move up to two spaces in a single cardinal direction only to

Something happened today that I thought would never happen here.

Someone recently posted a list of personal details about someone that is very dear to me; someone who does not have an account here (as far as I know) and cannot defend themselves. I have messaged this user to let them know that I consider it inappropriate. They also list many people equally close to me and talk about love. I'm not sure they really understand love, or hate. I understand both.


So, to that…

I'm feeling more like myself lately. Still not 100% back to normal — not sure if I ever will be, or can realistically expect to be — but I no longer feel like a useless piece of crap, so that's progress.  

I'm crediting my recovery to the huge to-do list I started in October or November. It's a culmination of everything I've been procrastinating for the past few years. Some items on the list exceed 10 years. As more ideas come to me, both new and old, I write those down as well. My Master…

News for Noders

SciFiQuest 3021 is ongoing.

May 1: May day.

May 4: May the Fourth be with you!

May 9: Mother's day in the USA.

May 10: Happy birthday BIII!

May 31: Memorial Day in the USA.

If you have an item for this calendar, /msg Tem42.

April 1: International Monetary Theory and Policy Quest 2021 starts. Participation is mandatory.

April 6: Happy birthday, borgo!

April 7: Happy birthday, Tem42!

April 12: Yuri's Night

April 16: Happy birthday, moeyz!

April 22: Happy Earth Day, fellow earthlings!

April 23: Saint George's Day.

April 24: Happy birthday, Rancid_Pickle!

April 30: SciFiQuest 3021: The Quest From the Black Lagoon starts as the month dies.

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March 6th: Happy birthday Wifey!

March 14th: Pi day.

March 20th: The first equinox of the year.

March 23rd: Today was grundoon's birthday.

March 28th: Happy birthday lizardinlaw!

March 31st: Happy birthday mad girl's love song!

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February 2: Happy birthday Auspice!

February 2: Happy birthday npecom!

February 5: Happy birthday wertperch!

February 15: Happy birthday Admin to the goo!

February 15: OpinionQuest 2021 starts.

February 18: Happy birthday mjijm!

February 29: Happy birthday Browncoat!

If you have an item for this calendar, /msg Tem42.

January 1: Gregorian New Year.

January 16: National Nothing Day.

January 24: Happy Birthday Silverai_me!

January 26: Happy Birthday Segnbora-t!

January 26: IWhoSawTheFace left us. We will miss him.

January 30: Happy (belated) Birthday O-Swirl!

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