Ugh. Seems like Reddit is doing a Twitter and also killing 3rd party apps.

I‘m waiting till Saturday to watch ITYSL S3 cause I wanna watch it with friends and I think it‘s fair to say that this is the hardest thing I, or anyone, ever had to do.

Finished: Noch wach? by Benjamin von Stuckrad-Barre 📚

Ja, hm.

🎮 Playing Tears of the Kingdom I constantly feel like I’m cheating when I’m simply using the systems and mechanics the game provides me. You constantly feel like you‘re getting away with something. Yet at the same time, everything just…works without any noticeable jank? As if they‘d anticipated every possible thing you can do? Genuinely mind-boggling achievement, literally how did they pull this off?

On a semi-related note, fuck Nintendo, amnesty for Gary Bowser now. Good game tho, guys. But fuck you.

Finished: Improvise by Mick Napier 📚

Eh, it‘s okay. I know it‘s a bit of a classic and there is some good advice, but you could probably boil it down to like half this length if you took out all the I’m-the-only-one-giving-it-to-you-straight posturing.

Number 1 reason I’m excited for Tears of the Kingdom is that with the vehicle-building mechanics it’s the closest thing I’ll likely ever get to the Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts sequel that I — and only I — have been longing for.

Bradley Cooper has a uniquely tragic career, could have been a great voice actor, but he‘s just too dang handsome so they keep casting him as a mediocre on-screen actor.

I have to assume the name of this British football club is pronounced quite differently than I just did in my head.

I’m pretty relaxed about people bending language to their needs & words changing meaning, but it turns it I have a limit and it’s TikTokers titling videos “POV: [something or other]” that aren’t actually from the person’s POV.

Finished: I Could Live Here Forever by Hanna Halperin 📚

Enjoyed this. Sad love story about someone falling for a recovering addict. I’m skeptical of this kind of setup (telling a story about mental illness/addiction “from the outside”), but here it’s done with compassion.

never forget what they took from you

Finished: Mindset by Sebastian Hotz 📚

Naja. Paar gute Lines und alles ja gut gemeint, aber schon sehr oberflächlich und unspezifisch.

Finished: I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai 📚

This was brilliant. A page-turning murder mystery and a meditation on true-crime in one. I think I’ll be thinking about this one for a while.

Finished: Improvise Freely by Patti Stiles 📚

Liked this a lot. Perfect thing to read if you’ve taken a bunch of classes and are in your head about the »rules«. Made me excited about trying things and finding what works for me, as opposed to doing it »right«.

Look I’m not saying we don‘t have issues with media literacy but this thing where you can‘t make silly little observations about movies/TV anymore without parts of Film Twitter QT‘ing you and treating your little half-joke as some symptom of a crisis isn‘t helping anyone.

Finished: All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld 📚

This was pretty great. Won’t appeal to you if you need every question answered, but it’s a quite touching character study with a neat structural gimmick (alternating chapters going forward and backward in time).

OK I have maybe one more Slap reference in me before I lose the will to live #oscars

My favorite thing about Poker Face is that Charlie keeps choosing to confront people she knows to be murderers completely alone, and that that often turns out to be a bad idea. There‘s something enjoyable about a Columbo character who‘s also kinda dumb sometimes. 📺

Für hab ich endlich zum ersten Mal Titanic geguckt. Hier mein Hot-Take.

I got to guest on my friend and improv team mate Jan’s »Tales of…« podcast! We played »Lasers & Feelings«. I play an Android called Blockchain. Give it a listen and subscribe to the pod, it’s always a good time! 🎲