I’ll get to my hidden agenda in a moment, but first, a few minor improvements the last instalment:

Now, my true purpose here is to offer excuses for why, after such a promising beginning earlier this year, I was silent for four months. I had an unusually busy summer. Apart from a great deal of work, three bouts of illness—two of them consecutive, leaving me recovering my strength even after three weeks—that mar an otherwise regular record of exercise & physiotherapy, and three separate trips, I also set up a Linux laptop, adopted Nix, started maintaining books of accounts, upgraded all my storage before reinstalling Windows, and developed a process for archiving documents.

We needn’t dwell on the time I whiled away on the most important tasks: the days spent falling in love with the stellar Cassette Beasts; the full evening it took to complete a single challenge in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge; the surreal period of illness where Dredge’s atmosphere of dread bled into reality; or my most recent diversion, Baldur’s Gate 3.[1] The point is, I’ve been fully occupied with one thing or another, and I can’t complain about that. Well, other than the sickness. I’ve never aspired to spend a night in the hospital.

I do wish there were more hours in a day so I could have continued writing here all the while instead of taking this unwelcome hiatus. Nevertheless, here I was and here I remain. I hope I can quickly catch up on… what’s this now?

One year of Thoughts & Spoilers? Again?

  1. Which I’ve had to pause several times due to issues with, of all things, my UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply). There has been a lot of frustrated screaming recently in the vicinity of my desk. I haven’t been able to play at all for a few days now.