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Brings back memories of a dead genre, its fun, and the setting is cool. Apparently its a spin-off, and there's a sequel. Wasn't sure which to buy, so I went with the first one. People who say gaming is dead need to watch the AA scene, they pay too much attention to AAA games and pass up these gems.

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Does Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt have the most inconvenient camera and unresponsive movement of any game in the last decade?

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The Witcher books are solid, I'd say 3/5 average until the 2/5 Lady of The Lake. The short stories were 4/5, reread them all in less than two days. Not sure why I didn't finish reading them, after I bought Witcher 1 years ago.

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I'm reading The Night Land, just stopped at the meadow of blue fire. If you like fantasy, scifi, and cosmic horror its the book. So much is left to the imagination, its the perfect slow read.

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Halfway through Greg Keyes 2 Volume novel of Umbriel, The Infernal City. I have really enjoyed it so far. The city in particular conveyed the thought of Alice falling down the rabbit hole to Wonderland. The author had a direct line to the creative people at Bethesda and its easy to see the link between Umbriel and the Shivering Isles expansion they produced for Oblivion. Another memorable spot was traveling across the high deserts of Elsweyr with a clan of  khajiiti nomads - great stuff and the portrayal of the khajiiti body types and the inter-family relationships between them  and outsiders is one of the lores that I've always felt could be portrayed with great effect in the games.
 
Bottom line - great lore (even the Towers gets a mention), great writing. I think this would be a good read for TES and RP fans who have a fond warm spot in their gamers hearts for memories of Morrowind and Shivering Isles. 
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Watched the CP77 demo. Not only is sexuality is customizable, but the ripperdoc had tats for cyberware dicks. There's also an implant for the vaj like a garbage disposal.

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Hello everyone!

I have only very recently came across this great Imperial library, and I honestly cannot believe I'm only discovering this now. I've been an avid Elder Scrolls fan since 2007, and this website is now the equivalent​ of Sovngarde for me. And although I am familiar with the lore, I look forward to reading up on everything. Blessings of Anu upon ye.

James.

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Welcome ElderWonk to this the veritable attic of things fascinating to discover on searches through the card files simply for the joy of prowling the ancient archives of Elder Scrolls antiquity.

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVdTZhmsGsU

Can we talk about this? I went in with eyes glazed and came away delighted.

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Huh. I saw that in my suggested feed but didn't really think it was anything worth watching. Definitely more entertaining than I expected.

He's wrong about the Argonian Account. A Dance With Fire is the better of the two Scotti books. Otherwise I think he's spot on with many of his best books. 

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https://youtu.be/2sFQFoIMHP0

Mead in Indo-European ritual.

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This reminded me of Morrowind's mainquest:

https://youtu.be/Zlj5-iwKueQ
Ceasar's Messiah, The Flavian Thesis

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I'm playing a metric heck tonne of Switch games at the moment, my chronic pain has flared up majorly and its honestly a godsend for days where I can't get out of bed.

I've mostly been playing Stardew Valley, which I played extensively on PC when it came out, and I had a few misgivings about the replayability value but hoo boy was I wrong. I've yet to try multiplayer but I've got a few friends lined up to teach the game to once they're in the right headspace.

For the last week or so I've been playing a LOT of Hollow Knight. I bought it on PC last year on special and fell in love with it, and it was the first game I bought on Switch. I didn't sink much time into it cuz of how BIG and difficult it is, I literally only just discovered today that you can buy extra notches and skills in the Forgotten Crossroads.......... I've been struggling through bosses with only the base number of skill notches!!!!

As for things I'm watching:

I've been watching a lot of documentaries and stories of Indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders. I'm a white Australian and the anti-fascist, anti-racism type so I try and be as aware as I can of cultural issues. We don't get taught a lot about it in school, which is intentional, cuz cultural genocide. But yeah. It's really great being able to learn all the stuff we should have been taught all along.

I'm actually also reading a book by an indigenous Australian academic, Bruce Pascoe, called Dark Emu. It goes over agriculture and pastoralism of pre-colonial Australia and how the idea of indigenous australians being 'simple hunter gatherers' is misrepresented and false. He shares his findings in early colonizer journals, describing static settlements and HOUSES (not huts), farms, markets, infastructure...... This stuff is super important to me and it fills me with anger that entire nations have been wiped out under the guise of Terra Nullius (the idea that no one had settled the land already so colonizers could take it).

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"GcMAF is the best treatment yet found for tumour cancers and 50 other diseases. It is a human protein, a human right, the king of immunotherapies and has no side effects." gcmaf.se

https://youtu.be/c2xLq8VQ6mA

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Incase y'all don't know yet, The Imperial Library has a Discord server. https://discord.gg/ygcWFpz

It's been around for a little over a year now. We currently have just under 600 members.

If you join be sure to let us know, as those with an Imperial Library profile are given the fancy "Member" role.

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Watching: Vikings

Playing: Currently, just a load of Skyrim. Sooo much Skyrim.

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Reading: Right now I'm reading Lovecraft a lot. I'm halfway through my big book with 1000+ pages.
Watching: A bunch of series and I'm re-watching LotR right now.
Playing: not much, as my PC ain't plugged in. Buncha mobile games however. Buriedbornes, Reigns, Bulb Boy, Delver and more.
But once my PC is plugged back in, I'll ho download Skyrim again.
Also Warframe and Dark Souls 3.

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Archaic Roman Religion, by Georges Dumezil. I binged a lot of Battle Brothers, after WotN came out.

Say there is one: what do you want to see at the center of the universe? I think it looks like this

https://youtu.be/1Zn958rN-H4

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Laotian giants drank beer fermented from corpses -
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.express.co.uk/news/world/1129117/jars-o...

"breddy gool legends you have there. mind if we rationalize them?"

The god of money destroying gobekli tepe:

https://youtu.be/m5oGmnFoDwY

Here's the deal, gobekli tepe was buried and forgotten for a reason, thought long enough ago, that nobody remembers why. There are theories, but they are just theories. Not every people built temples to be gawked at like the Greeks or Persians, many around the world were destroyed or buried as a great offering.

The archaeologists have already desecrated the site by their digging and prying. I respect archaeology to a point, but as a matter of fact the ravages of capitalism are no different to the dead and spirits than the archaeologist's surveying. This is W H Y the dead get pissed and walk around.

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Kunstformen der Natur, Ernst Haeckel
https://youtu.be/GNQB8WnQe9Q

Also,

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Yeah John Bolton has been chomping at the bit for a war with Iran for a decade. No surprise that a year after his taking office the U.S. and Iran are at each other's throats. Is that from the Onion? Looks like it.

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I played a lot King of Dragon Pass this weekend. I'd never gone as far as the tutorial, but the dive into Glorantha was worth it. I think a game like KoDP would be great for the Merethic Era, flesh out the elves and the sundering of aldmeris. We probably won't ever really know their side of the story, everything is man-centered.