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They make the most adorable sounds when they die

I finished the last of my antibiotics this morning. I don’t know if it’s the sickness or the medicine, but something has transformed my usual robustly lazy self into a still, tranquil lump of inert flesh. Man, I’m tired. I reckon one more weekend of bone idleness should set me on the road to recovery.

Or not. Whatever. I ain’t moving for two days.

To that end, I bought a little game: bad north. It’s a light strategy game from Sweden about Vikings murdering and pillaging your people, but the graphics are so adorable and the music is so catchy it makes genocide positively kawaii.

This is not big brain stuff. I think it’s available in phone edition, so it’s that kind of game. But after an hour or so of gameplay, I think this is a recommend.

Please join me in having an indolent and enjoyable weekend.


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: November 15, 2019, 9:45 pm

Sounds like fun!

– but not quite as fun as punching out the center torso on a Thunderbolt TDR-5SE with a couple of PPC rounds, and hearing the words:
“Enemy mech destroyed” over your headphones.

What idiot stores their ammo in the center torso anyway?
The guys who designed the Thunderbolt, that’s who.

Get better Stoaty! Thanksgivening is nearly upon you!

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: November 15, 2019, 10:07 pm

That looks like so much fun I just went ahead and bought it!

Now I’m off to plunder, pillage, and rape digitally!

Comment from Armybrat
Time: November 15, 2019, 10:56 pm

I’m on day 3 of the crud. Neither nyquil nor DayQuil nor robitussin nor any over the counter stuff has put a dent in my misery. My husband just brought me a glass of whiskey. Nothing else has worked so this sure as hell cant hurt. At least i’ll Get a little sleep tonight

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: November 15, 2019, 11:07 pm

Oh no….they have it on Steam….Oh no…..

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: November 15, 2019, 11:15 pm

Uh, Uncle B? When she starts sounding like that guy doing the painting demo, you might want to head out for a walk around the place, for a while.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: November 16, 2019, 7:38 pm

Sorry to hear that, Armybrat. If it’s the same bug that Stoaty and I have had, it’s not a lot of fun. Get well soon. And yes, whiskey (with or without the ‘e’) is ideal. Maybe both, just for luck?

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: November 17, 2019, 1:52 pm

I am a dedicated believer in indolence, but today I am determined to layout and cut out six pieces of “new” fabric for which to recover the cushions on my dining chairs. I bought the fabric in 2008, so it’s not like I’ve been in a mad hurry to get this done, but we have guests coming for Christmas. Maybe if I get started today, I can actually be done in time. I also have an expanse of open floor about 9ft x 15ft—which I never had before—so I can roll out the whole bolt and take my time matching the plaid for each piece.

If anybody has upholstery tips for me, please share.

Comment from OldFert
Time: November 17, 2019, 11:42 pm

Deborah HH —
Mrs Fert is a dedicated quilter and seamstress. She says don’t worry about not using your 2008 stash until now, she has stuff from 2003 she’s just now getting around to making into a quilt.

As for tips on upholstery, she recommends the tutorials on

Good luck!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 18, 2019, 2:09 am

Indolent and enjoyable weekend — CHECK

I hope all who are ailing get over it expeditiously, like RIGHT FREAKIN’ NOW, please!

I’m not ailing, thank goodness, but I did get a flu shot Friday after much trepidation: my last one was decades ago and it laid me low for a week most unpleasantly. It was indistinguishable from having actual influenza.

It seems they’ve got better at concocting the vaccine, as the only effect I’m experiencing is zero energy/motivation and everything looks as though I’m peering through a nice beef consommé. Clear enough, but muted colors bordering on sepia.

I’m not complaining. That would be unseemly with several actual sick people browsing here. It is my sincere hope that you all get all better very quickly.

Comment from Zoomyn
Time: November 21, 2019, 3:01 am

Just scanned their website…

Bad North will be free from EPIC GAMES from 21 to 29 November 2019… That is USA, we’re still not to the 21st yet 🙂

I see the teaser on PC and iOS platforms…

I really really did not want to give them money but a free and permanent game in exchange for the hassle of using their launcher? Hmnnn

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