The other media
I heard good things about Stellaris and its a long weekend, so I downloaded Steam (and discovered that the obvious username was taken, as well as several variants) and looked into it. Then I remembered that while my computer seems insanely powerful, that’s because I use it for running Nethack and every computer seems powerful running that. So I downloaded a quick system test to see if I could run Stellaris and it said “No. You have a self-important web browser, not a computer. Why would you believe it could run a modern game?”
But I kind of want to play something computery, and not Nethack. I have an XBox, but just a 360.
On the Media front, I watched the first season of Hannibal. Its a sign of how far things have come that this TV show looks so much better than Silence of the Lambs (and Mads Mikkelsen’s Hannibal is a slow burn, not a scenery chewer). I’ll finish S2 soon (and wait for S3 to be free…yes, I know it was cancelled. Too bad). Archer is almost finished with its shortened season. Good, but the episodes are also pretty short (one was under 20 minutes!).
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2 flew by much faster. It took me several tries to get into season 1, but I did and rather enjoyed the new one. I did not like Lady Dynamite, or Master of None. The Netflix comedies are more miss than hit, although I’m waiting for BoJack to come back.
(Daredevil Season 2 had potential and then squandered it into a terrible Morass after some very good mid-season episodes).