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Tense moment

So I’m using my thrusters to float down a corridor coated in pulsating orange biomass while carrying a power cell (those blobby things eat power) and I’m just getting to the part where you have to make a hard right or get a faceplate full of lethal alien goo annnnnnd…the power goes.

Not long. Just long enough to shut everything down. I love Lone Echo, but there’s no manual save and I’m not sure how much of that I’ll have to redo. Am pissy.

Counterpart to yesterday’s Tabasco post, this guy experiments with making Sriracha. Fermented chilis, just like Tabasco, plus garlic (which you will know if you eat Sriracha) but also brown sugar.

I wasn’t aware of the taste of sugar, but then I rarely it it directly. A squirt into a mess of soup does the trick.


Comment from MrKnowitall
Time: October 27, 2023, 12:19 am

What’s that you say? No Uninterruptible Power Supply in this day and age? And to lose power during the sublime and immersive experience of Lone Echo… words fail me.

Don’t know about you, but I really, really want thrusters for getting around the way you do in the game. It really is one of the best showcases for what VR is (or should be) all about.

Comment from Mitchell
Time: October 27, 2023, 2:21 am

I love hot sauces and always have a variety on hand, but I never really cottoned onto Sriracha. It has a whang I don’t care for. I like Tobasco and it’s always on stock. I read a thing some time ago about their operation and at one time there was very long-term employee where one of her duties was to periodically stir all of their large vats. When she retired they automated the process but were very careful to record and duplicate her daily routine to ensure that it matched exactly what she had been doing all those years.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: October 27, 2023, 2:26 am

The Durnedsons having all grown up in Texas took to hot sauce and salsa like ducks to water.
Especially on their scrambled eggs.

Which led eventually to an entertaining interaction with their Yankee grandma on one of their few trips to the far northeast corner of Maine.

If we, right now, don’t have at least 6 different types of hot sauce in the cabinet I’ll drink the ones we DO have.

Playing your VR game would leave me with the taste of fresh stomach acids and a twirling headache, alas, I envy you folks who don’t get the whirlies.

Comment from Pupster
Time: October 27, 2023, 9:00 am

Bottom left rock looks like he stubbed his toe.

I see an open mouth face anyway.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 27, 2023, 3:51 pm

It’s a splendid game, MrKnowitall. My second time through. If I buy a new headset, I’ll do it again.

I started the second one, got interrupted at a point I couldn’t remember what I was supposed to do when I went back to it and thought I’d just play the whole dang thing from the beginning.

It’s officially misery season in the UK (wet, cold and muddy) so I’m back on the VR sauce.

I tried an uninterruptible power supply once. I couldn’t get on with it. I think it was always beeping to tell me it needed charge, or something.

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