The hag did curse me, o my kinsfolk, but forsooth, I outsmarted her once again! With a wizened finger she did point and proclaim that o’er hill and dale, through field and forest, ‘neath blue skies or black, I should have no respite from the agony of her spite! Yet I speak thee truth when I say that the hag left me several loopholes, such as living my life within a pressurized dome beneath the ocean waves, which she thought could ne’er be done by mortal men!
As you see well, it is not a perfect solution, not least of being that her curse to make me talk like a classic trickster hero is still in effect! It appears indeed that different parts of the curse were working under separate conditionals! But truly, this seems like an easier option than apologizing! Let me know if you have any curses from hags you are evading at this time in the comments of What Are You Playing, and perhaps one day I too shall end a sentence without an exclamation mark! The hag and I are not friends!
Bonus question: What is your favorite kind of traditional holiday food?
Can I still choose stuffing for my favorite food? If not, goose. It’s old school tradition and expensive, so when we do get it, it’s such a treat Andy McAdams: I’ll be continuing to putz along in The Elder Scrolls Online. I just finished all the Dragonhold DLC but I have honestly most of the rest of the game to experience; I haven’t even finished the main story quest.
Favorite Holiday Food: Date cookies – like the fruit dates, not the activity. I will eat those things until my sugar spirals wildly out of control and I’m nauseous for the next week. Not that it has happen before or anything. Purely hypothetical, you see. Ben Griggs (@braxwolf): The Elder Scrolls Online: Skyrim chapter tease has reinvigorated my desire to finish up the Dragonhold DLC. I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but I seem to always hit an TESO slump in the fall. It happened with Murkmire last year, too. I may also grind some World of Warships, as I’ve recently unlocked a tier VII Japanese cruiser and tier VI German battleship.
Favorite holiday food has got to be my mom’s Christmas cookies. I can’t stay out of those Tupperware containers when I visit my parents for Christmas! Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): I have no idea. If I have time, I’ll squeeze in Star Wars Galaxies Legends or City of Heroes, but between work and holiday prep, I’m crunched.
Ug, why is Eliot always asking us about food and making us hungry. Holiday food mostly sucks, especially in the winter. I’m going with eggnog. But Bree, you say, that’s a drink! It’s not. Good nog is too thick to be a drink. That shit is sugar-milk gravy. Yum. Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): There will be a whole lot of Mechwarrior 5 (I 100% get the complaints about repetitiveness, but I signed up for stomping robots blowing up stuff and that’s what I’m getting), and I’ve re-upped my sub to The Elder Scrolls Online to revisit my werewolf boy and maybe get some progress there.
I love me some roast turkey, but I also enjoy a good holiday ham. One of my favorite holiday meals, though, is roast leg of lamb with lots of garlic and herbs. Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): I am going to be doing some stuff in World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy XIV, really I am, but between a title on deck for reviews and my general mood it’s going to be a fair amount of single-player stuff. There’s so much stuff to play.
There are lots of holiday foods I love that other people have listed, but I’m a sucker for peppermint bark. I also dearly miss my grandmother’s roast lamb with mint jelly. Mia DeSanzo (@neschria): It’s a Destiny 2 and Black Desert Online weekend. I am hoping for a date night too.
I love pecan pie. My mom used to make mashed sweet potatoes with bourbon and orange in it, but I don’t have that recipe. Samon Kashani (@thesamkash): I will continue my ArcheAge journey. At level 50, so only 5 more standard levels and then we’ll see what comes after that.
Traditional holiday food must be turkey or roast beef. That and a plate of charcuterie to snack on. Perfect. Tyler Edwards: If I can beat the lag monster, I might continue exploring the wintery fun in Anthem. If not that, probably more Age of Empires II.
Bonus question: I don’t think I’ve ever even tried any traditional holiday foods. Is any of it vegan?