from Telmina's notes

昨今、精神的不調とゲームについてしか語っていないような気がしなくもないのですが、今回もまた「ウィザードリィ:狂王の試練場」3DリメイクのNintendo Switch版について。

 昨日早朝時点では、まだ悪の大魔術師ワードナから奪還した魔除けを地上に持ち帰っていないと申し上げておりました。

 ところが、その直後に、気が変わってしまい、結局、最初に作った善のパーティ、あとから作った悪のパーティ共に、魔除けを一つずつ地上に持ち帰り、メンバー全員に階級章を付けてしまいました。

 しかし、その代償として、すべての所持品(ゴールドも?)が没収されてしまいます。

おめでとう??(その1)

おめでとう??(その2)

 自分はどういうわけか事前にそれがわかっていたため、まずは善のパーティの持ち物をすべて悪のパーティに退避させた上で善のパーティに階級章を付け、そのあと悪のパーティに退避させた持ち物を善のパーティに戻した上で悪のパーティにも階級章を付けました。

 もしそれを知らずにフル装備のまま魔除けを地上に持ち込んでいたならば、私もこう叫んでいたことでしょう。「トレボーサックス!!!」と。

 ローディング画面で時々出てくるこのメッセージ、そういうことだったのですね。

すべてが終わったとき、あなたもこう言いたくなるでしょう。“トレボーサックス(トレボーはクソ野郎だ)”と。

 しかもトレボーのクソ野郎っぷりは留まることを知らず、階級章を付けたパーティで再度魔除けを地上に持ち帰ると、またしても所持品が没収されます。なんて強欲な輩なんだ……。

 それがあるので、ワードナを何度も倒して魔除けを大量に溜め込むことが馬鹿馬鹿しくなってしまい、魔除けを持たせるために作成した荷物持ちのキャラクターがほぼ無意味になってしまいました……。

 Wizardryはシナリオをクリアしてからが本番だ、とはよく言われますが、今回はクリアしてからすっかりやる気が喪失してしまいました。

 というわけで、その後は地下10階で荒稼ぎするようなことはせず、地下1階〜8階で普通に歩いて行けるところの踏破と、モンスター図鑑の制覇を目指すこととしました。

 モンスター図鑑は意外にも浅い階層のモンスターを中心にまだ調査を完了できていない項目があります。

 マップについては、普通に歩いて行けるところについてはだいたい踏破できたと思いますが、地下6階と地下8階で一部行けていないエリアもあります。それについてはまた気が向いたときにでも。


階級章を付けた我らがパーティの雄姿(ぉぃ)

トレボーの近衛兵になってしまった戦士(レベル22)

トレボーの近衛兵になってしまった侍(レベル18)

トレボーの近衛兵になってしまった僧侶(レベル21)。ある意味宗教者としてあるまじき行為だな。

トレボーの近衛兵になってしまった盗賊(レベル23)

トレボーの近衛兵になってしまった司教(レベル18)。やはり聖職者の風上にも置けない……。

トレボーの近衛兵になってしまった魔術師(レベル21)

#2024年 #2024年6月 #2024年6月17日 #ゲーム #Wizardry #ウィザードリィ #狂王の試練場 #NintendoSwitch #RPG

 
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from reisekladde

Abreise.

Kurz vor dem Aufwachen träume ich, dass ich alles erledigt hätte, ich trete nach draußen, stelle mich in die Nähe unter ein Dach, denn die Dunkelheit ist hereingebrochen und ein starker Regen setzt ein.

Eine Frau kommt den Weg herunter, um mich zu holen. Sie sieht mich nicht gleich. Ich nehme die beiden Metallkoffer auf, die sehr leicht sind, was sich sehr gut anfühlt, und gehe auf sie zu.

„Ist das Auto da?“ frage ich und sie nickt.

Es geht los.

Nur wohin?

Das sagte mir der Traum nicht.

Er hängt vielleicht damit zusammen, dass ich dieser Tage tatsächlich zu einer kleinen Reise aufbrechen werde.

Ich bin in meinem Leben schon häufig zu Reisen aufgebrochen. Zu Urlaubsreisen, zu Bildungsreisen, zu Reisen nach Übersee, zu Reisen in den Orient, zu Reisen als Frau allein, zu Reisen mit Hund und ohne Hund, zu Arbeitsreisen, zu Reisen mit der Bahn, mit dem Auto, mit dem Fahrrad, mit dem Zelt, zu zweit, als Gruppe …

Und jedesmal stelle ich mir die Frage:

Wie wenig brauche ich eigentlich?

Oder besser:

auf was möchte ich auf keinen Fall verzichten?

Beinahe eine philosophische Frage, oder?

Eine Frage, die sich jede und jeder immer mal wieder im Leben stellen kann.

Die Antworten können überraschend sein!

 
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Your earliest years will be spent in a town founded terminally below sea-level. A recessed tooth sunk low in an estuarine jawline. A reclaimed island embedded in the mudflat margins of Xxxxx Witch County.

A flat land for flat people in flat houses. Dominated by

The artefacts of a dying petrochemical industry. Buildings, roads, trees, painted all over in ash, battleship, charcoal, gainsboro, gunmetal and slate, with an artistic flair of embers at the edges.

For years you will have recurring dreams of places that aren't there. When you finally revisit, picking carefully across the floodplains, you will half expect to see them. Your idiot brain embedding dreams as memories. Imagined events recalled as reality, like

Recovered-memory therapy, past life regression, police interrogation.

You will picture never built boardwalks raised over creeks and marshes and lined with bustling cafes and ceramics studios. Houseboats permanently moored in shallow silt, upon which will grow allotments and community gardens.

You will prostrate yourself at a golden temple dripping black. A blackened temple dripping gold. You will picture a pipeline laid along the middle of the high street, a porous metal leaking wormy space. Leaking little holes that facilitate the

Devouring of the solid in exchange for the void.

Instead, you will admire the town's unwavering commitment to UPVC fittings. The empty amusement arcade blaring its fuzzy tinny tunes. The same dirty pink kiddie horse ride parked outside. The razor wire fencing erected around the chipped spinning teacups, the candy coloured flying chairs, the ratty caged King Kong no bigger than yourself.

You will pass through a supermarket parking lot. Trolleys upturned. The only car a burned out Rover adorned with Police Aware stickers.

You will walk until you reach the encasement of concrete sea-walls, a perimeter above which spreads a fog-shrouded sky lit by flaming refineries. A thin-bellied sag punctured by slowly moving container ships. Steel colossus's

Birthed in unknown waters.

Fists clenched cold in coat pockets you will study the horizon of silos and spires. A scene of typically Blakean altars, at which we (they) (I) sacrifice our (their) (your) body (bodies) to the North Sea gods of oil and coast.

▽ | #memoradelia

 
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from Lastige Gevallen in de Rede

De SOS Transport Zomer.

Beleef de Transport Zomer, ga heen en terug in ons voertuig. Raak in vervoering van de afgelegde kilo meters. Rij naar je bestemming en park eer. Ga terug naar af. Iedere dag is er wel rede voor rijden, gaan op die baan, twee, drie en soms wel vier naast elkaar aan elke kant. In de ring langzaam rijden of stilstaan. Laat je dit jaar weer omleiden voor de juiste afrit. Beleef dit jaar Transport Zomer.

Vol geweldige activiteiten. Afslaan, optrekken, parkeertijden meten, betalen, inparkeren, remmen, stoppen voor het stoplicht en bumperkleven. Vliegen, sporen, rijden, rennen en meer, zo goed als onhoudbaar. Deze hele zomer, Transport Zomer, weerloos genieten.

Een zomer waarin ruitenwissers druk in de weer zijn om de gebroken records te verwijderen uit je zicht, rake en gemiste afslagen, stremmende stromen, oplopende meters en flits camera momenten. Wat weer een heerlijk drukke, goed gevulde zomer. De Smægmåånse Omroep Stichting Transportzomer.

 
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from An Open Letter

Another rushed post because I've been all over the place moving – tomorrow I wake up at 4 am to drive 8 hours to my new internship. This is stressful as fuck, but I'm weirdly excited I think.

 
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from Darnell (Seize The Day)

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If you have not subscribed to Ghost's hilarious adventures of activating ActivityPub upon their open-source blogging platform, you are missing out on some much-needed (geek‽) humor.

In their latest update, Ghost explained their latest strategy in integrating ActivityPub within their blogging platform. Instead of building ActivityPub within the core software (easier said than done), they are embracing the idea of creating a separate app with the help of Fedify.

When we first built Ghost we made it so you could publish to the web and run a blog. A few years later, we added the ability to deliver those same posts as email newsletters. Same content, new format. [...]

So, Ghost itself doesn't send email newsletters. Instead, it relies on an external service called Mailgun. Ghost offloads the newsletter content to Mailgun along with a list of intended recipients and then says “Seeya later sucker, I'm off for lunch.” Mailgun then goes through the process of carefully delivering each message, recording analytics, errors, and any replies.

When it comes to our ActivityPub service, we're essentially looking to build the same sort of thing. An external piece of software which Ghost can offload content and a list of recipients to, and then say “Seeya later sucker, it's time for my massage.” The ActivityPub service will then carefully handle sending, receiving and storing everything needed to communicate with the wider fediverse. [...]

As we touched on very briefly last week: The very first newsletter subscriber to suggest building ActivityPub as a service was Hong Minhee, the maintainer of an open source project called Fedify.

Fedify is a framework specifically designed for building ActivityPub services. You could think of it as a bit like Rails or Laravel, but specifically for fediverse apps. It's what we've decided to use to build Ghost's ActivityPub service. (Ghost ActivityPub Blog)

While integrating ActivityPub at the core is desirable, it is not always feasible, especially for platforms with thousands of databases & not enough resources to troubleshoot every issue that arises when adding a new feature.

Creating a separate application to handle Fediverse communication & integration will be easier for the Ghost team, as it would allow them to activate ActivityPub faster without breaking their code, bank accounts & brains in an attempt to Federate their platform.

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Both WordPress (via the WordPress ActivityPub Plugin by @pfefferle@mastodon.social) & Drupal (via the Drupal Module by @swentel@realize.be) have adopted a similar strategy, & hopefully other blogging platforms who viewed adopting ActivityPub as too daunting will consider this option as well.

Side Note: This is one of the reasons why Meta decided to create a separate Fediverse app called Threads, as @zuck@threads.net explained previously that integrating ActivityPub support for Instagram & Facebook was too complicated. Instead, they will allow users to auto-post from Facebook & Instagram to Threads.

Currently, there are five significant blogging platforms that have embraced the Fediverse (WordPress, Drupal, Micro.blog, WriteFreely & Minds), as well as a few upcoming challengers such as Loforo (a potential Tumblr alternative), & Goblin (created by @javi@goblin.band, a former Tumblr employee).

I do wish more blogging platforms would consider adopting ActivityPub support, as it would help them remain relevant in the social space, as well as avoid the fate of Post News.

 
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from Roscoe's Story

Prayers, etc.: • 05:00 – Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel • 06:00 – the Angelus • 06:30 – The Glorious Mysteries of the Holy Rosary. Followed by The Memorare • 06:50 – Thought for today from Archbishop Lefebvre: The light of glory is none other than the light by which God knows Himself. God is going to communicate to us His own light, He is going to raise our intellects and our faith is going to unfold as a flower unfolds in the sun. Our faith is like the bud which is going to blossom. For the moment, it is enclosed. We do not see the infinite perfections of God, we do not see all the mysteries, such as that of the Trinity. We believe in them, but we do not see them. Heaven will therefore be a little like the flower which unfolds as it receives the light of the sun. • 07:00 – Justice Alito's Wife Caught On Hidden Mic Praising Sacred Heart of Jesus – Slammed by Media – Faith and Reason – Episode 109 • 12:00 – the Angelus • 18:00 – the Angelus • 19:00 – Fr. Chad Rippberger's Prayer of Command to protect my family, my sons, my daughter and her family, my granddaughters and their families, my great grandchildren, and everyone for whom I have responsibility from any demonic activity.

Health Metrics: • bw= 219.50 lbs • bp= 142/74 (70)

Diet: • 06:45 – ½ pb&j sandwich • 09:30 – applesauce and cottage cheese, sausage • 10:40 – snack on fig newtons • 12:15 – baked fish and vegetables • 17:00 – chicken casserole, garden salad

Chores, etc.: • 06:30 – bank accounts activity monitored • 10:45 – Dr. Rima Laibow – UN to Launch 'Pact for the Future': ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENT NIGHTMARE! – Maria Zeee • 12:10 – tuned into pregame show for this afternoon's Cardinals vs Cubs game, the game to follow • 15:30 – watching an old episode of Stargate SG-1, and following that with the 1994 Stargate movie • 19:00 – tonight's Svengoolie.

Chess: • 08:30 – moved in all pending CC games

posted Saturday 15/Jun/2024 ~19:15 ~19:15 #DLJUN2024

 
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from Attention Span Therapy

So Mother,

I heard you had been seen the other day. I heard it from a young boy who I thought had fancy teeth, but who professed to being straight despite my best devices. Perhaps he really was. Mother I won't bore you with the psychiatry lesson, but I will convey that my therapist told me coming out to you repeatedly was good for my self-esteem.

But, Mother, we're losing the point, that I heard it from him, this boy, that you were standing on the sidewalk this early afternoon, and it was sunny, the sort of sunny that we like in this town, that we flock to here because this is the call that has brought us all: gay, straight, functional, blocked, to this fair city, and here it is enshrined in a particular color of sunlight.

I digress. Mother, this boy, he says he was out doing errands on his bicycle, and he had just picked up a new bottle of conditioner from Walgreen's, thinking to himself that he wished he didn't have to buy another bottle before he moved in with his girlfriend, because then they would buy one together.

Or maybe not? Because hadn't she said that she'd read some study where they proved that when you used the same beauty products you desired your partners less sexually.

He had bought the conditioner anyways, because his hair got fuzzy if he didn't, and he hoped that this was all just poppycock, and right now, certainly, they weren't having any problems sexually. They were more than fine. A way he'd never been. Satisfied.

And this satisfied boy had hopped on his bike thereafter moving back...

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from Telmina's notes

おはようございます。昼眠くなって夜寝付けないテルミナ™です。

 「ウィザードリィ:狂王の試練場」3DリメイクのNintendo Switch版におきまして、昨日、ついに最終ボスのワードナを討伐しました。

 私も参加している、ゲーム好きが集まるMastodonコミュニティ「gamingjp.org」におきまして、そのときの動画と静止画を掲載しました。

 事前に、ある程度装備を調え、特殊攻撃への対策もおこなった上で挑んだ甲斐もあり、ワードナやお伴のバンパイアロード、バンパイアに対しても楽勝でした(本来はこの連中はとてつもなくおっかないんですけどね)。

 無事、魔除けを奪還できました。

ワードナの魔除け

他機種版(少なくともファミコン版)にはなかった、ワードナの棲み処から地上への脱出口

 しかし私は、奪還した魔除けを地上に持ち帰っていません。この魔除けを地上に持ち帰ることによってゲーム本編クリアとなるのですが、単純に持ち帰るとやりたいことを出来なくなる恐れがありますので、自分はセカンドパーティを作成してそちらに魔除けを預けることとしました。

 最低でも8個は魔除けを奪ってから、メインで使用している善中心のパーティと、しばらくは魔除けを含む荷物退避のために迷宮入口で控えている悪中心のパーティの両方で魔除けを持ち帰って階級章を付けたいと思います。

 ……あ。先に実戦経験ゼロの(ぉぃ)悪パーティに階級章を付けてから善のパーティでも後追いするのも、悪くはなさそうです。確か階級章を付けていてもワードナとの再戦自体は可能であるようですし。

 そうとわかれば、悪パーティの装備を全部剥がして魔除けを1個だけ持たせていったん地上に帰還させて、階級章を付けさせなければなりませんね!


余談

 今回プレイしているリメイク版では、画面の隅っこにオリジナルのApple Ⅱ版をイメージした画面も表示されています。

 ここで、衝撃的なメッセージが!

悪の魔術師 ワードナの棲み処 / 営業時間 9:00AM - 5:00PM(予約客のみ) / *** 在室中 ***

 ワードナさん、ちゃんと仕事しているんですね。

 ……と思いきや、日本語版(ファミコン版準拠)では終業時刻が午後5時となっているのですが、Apple Ⅱ版では午後3時となっています。

 こんなところでも、いかに日本の労働環境が世界的に劣悪であるのかを思い知らされます。

 働いても働いても生産性が上がらない。しかもここ十年ほどは円安、増税、物価高も重なり、日本全体が貧しくなっています。

 今こそ政治を変えなければなりません。

 東京都民の皆さん、来月には都知事選挙も控えています。これまで自民党と反目しているふりをしていていよいよそのウソがばれてしまった小池都政に終止符を打ちましょう!

#2024年 #2024年6月 #2024年6月16日 #ゲーム #Wizardry #ウィザードリィ #狂王の試練場 #NintendoSwitch #RPG #Mastodon #マストドン #SNS #Fediverse #分散型SNS #gamingjp

 
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from Kroeber

#001745 – 15 de Junho de 2024

Futuro é, e a ficção científica sabe-o bem, a melhor palavra que temos para resumir as ansiedades, medos, desejos e expectativas actuais.

 
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from Roscoe's Quick Notes

Bishop-Bishop Checkmate

I won this correspondence chess game today with a Bishop-Bishop Combination Checkmate. The C6- Bishop delivers the mating move, while my H4-Bishop covers the Black King's only possible flight squares.

posted Saturday 15/Jun/2024 ~15:00 #QNJUN2024

 
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from MakingOne

I almost can't sing this song without crying. It touches very close to feelings of the last decade of my life.

Original in plain text literal translation italicized my best English translation bold

Urlando contro il cielo

Howling against the sky

Crying to the Heavens

Verse 1 Come vedi sono qua: As you see, here I am, Here I am, just as you see: monta su, Climb on, Ride with me— non ci avranno they won't have us Heav'n won't have us finché questo cuore non creperà until this heart croaks Not until the moment this heart explodes di ruggine, di botte o di età. from rust, from blows, or from age. from rust, old age, or too many blows.

C’è una notte tiepida There's a warm night Hear the blues float on the warm e un vecchio blues and an old blues song Ev'ning breeze, da fare insieme, to play together we'll sing together, in qualche posto accosterò I'll come up to someplace Then we'll pull off down the road, e quella là sarà la nostra casa, and that there will be our home, see, that's where we'll make our house, we'll make our

ma credo che meriti di più but I believe that you merit more, home. Yes, I know that you're worth so much more, e intanto son qua io and in the meantime I am here For now at least I'm here, e ti offro di ballarci su: and I offer to keep on dancing: Asking you to dance with me once more: È una canzone di cent’anni almeno. It's a song 100 years old, at least A dance that flows from time unknown.

Urlando contro il cielo. Howling at the sky. Baring our hearts to Heaven.

Non saremo delle star We won't be stars We'll never live like the stars— ma siam noi, in questi giorni but we are ourselves, in these days Just ourselves, living plain lives, fatti di ore andate per made of wasted hours until wasting hours, passing the days un week-end the weekend 'til week's end— e un futuro che non c’è. and a future that isn't there. a future where the future dies.

Non si può sempre perdere You can't always lose No way every spin can be a loss per cui giochiamoci so we roll the dice So we play on and on, certe luci non puoi spegnerle. certain lights can't be put out. Some lights shine and shine at any cost— Se è un purgatorio è nostro If this is purgatory, it's ours If this is hell at least we're per lo meno. at least here together—

Urlando contro il cielo. Howling to the sky. Cursing against the Heavens.

Fantasmi sulla A14. Ghosts on the A14 highway We watch the ghosts that pass and fall away Dai finestrini passa odor di mare, Through the windows pass the smells of the sea, While through the windows comes the smell of sea, diesel, merda, morte e vita. diesel, shit, death, and life. of diesel, of shit, of death, of living.

Il patto è stringersi di più The pact is to hold each other more The promise is we hold each other tight prima di perderci. before we lose ourselves Before we lose our way. Forse ci sentono lassù. Maybe they hear us on high. Maybe they will hear us up on high— È un po’ come sputare via il veleno. It's a bit like spiting out poison. Tastes a bit like spitting out a poison—

Urlando contro il cielo Howling to the sky. Howling out to the Heavens.

Listen to the original and follow along with my translation, here: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/urlando-contro-il-cielo-crying-heavens.html

 
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from ldstephens

As a long-time Drafts user, I'm experimenting with a new approach to capturing content.

Most of my capture happens on my iPhone. Traditionally, I’ve used Drafts to gather everything, then send it to its final destination. I’m thinking of bypassing Drafts and capturing content directly into its final app.

Here’s the plan:

  • Blogging/Writing: Capture in iA Writer
  • Notes: Capture in Apple Notes
  • Reminders and Tasks: Capture in Things

This method covers most of what I capture.

To streamline the process, I've created a shortcut called Quick Add on my iPhone for quick capture to Things, Notes, and iA Writer. The Quick Add shortcut, in my Dock, allows me to quickly add a new task to Things, a new note to Notes, or a new idea for a blog post to iA Writer. I’ll let you know on how this works out for me.

 
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