You should talk to your children about scrod. Not because it’s a new issue. They’re not going to be asking you any questions about scrod. They’ve never once cared about scrod, and if you asked them to tell you whether they preferred fish sticks made with cod or those made with scrod they’d ask you what the hell the difference is but they would not listen to your answer. You should talk about it anyway.
You should explain that scrod was traditionally as much about a way of cooking general whitefish as it was a specific kind of fish. While they’re walking away, follow after them and explain that scrod is currently served in a variety of ways. After the door slams in your face, explain that it’s a bycatch and frequently means smaller cod or haddock. Then answer What Are You Playing. You’ve never once cared about that, but you talked to your children about scrod. You deserve a treat. Like a little salami.
Bonus question: What’s your favorite sort of snack cracker?
Bonus Question: Wheat Thins. There were far too many occasions when I would accidentally hose a entire family size box, in like an hour.
Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Now’s a good time to be hunkering down in games, I suppose – can’t go anywhere else! I’ll be in my usual haunts this weekend. There’s a huge run on food in Star Wars Galaxies Legends for some reason (why do people need that many boxes of pudding? No idea!), but that won’t contain me the whole time, so maybe some City of Heroes on the side. Not gonna lie, probably will poke into Guild Wars 2 or Trove too with the kids.
I’m a Cheez-Its girl.
Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Needless to say, this will be a quiet indoor weekend, so I’ll be doing my usual stuff in FFXIV, keeping up on event progress in Star Trek Online, and probably starting in on some single-player games I have backlogged. Also, watching lots of Marvel movies, I think.
Nothing will ever hold the nostalgic appeal for me of a Ritz cracker, especially not with a bit of brie on it.
Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): The Further Adventures of the World’s Least Exciting Gamer will take me into Lord of the Rings Online and WoW Classic, although I do want to clock some time into Neverwinter and The Elder Scrolls Online as well.
Mia DeSanzo (@neschria): I finally broke down and bought Rimworld, so I will probably manage another batch or two of colonists to their demise. I have also started playing (don’t laugh) Revelation Online, so I will probably do some of that. I am sick yet again, so I am going to try to take it easy (and play games) instead of trying to plow through it. Viruses suck. I am so sick of being sick.
Bonus: Triscuits Cracked Pepper and Olive Oil are the only crackers that exist in my universe. And now I want one.
Tyler Edwards: I’m working my way through NieR: Automata. It’s interesting, but a lot of little things about it annoy me, and that’s keeping me from fully loving it the way I’d like to. I’m also grinding the event in STO and continuing to play Wolcen sporadically.
Bonus question: Triscuits are crack.
Pierre, patron: Another week with a lot of work and very little time to play games. Consequently, my The Last of Us playthrough was on standby all week and I hope I’ll be able to play a little more this weekend. I decided this week to play an old indie game, but a famous one: Braid. It was easy for me as it can be played quite casually, one hour here, one hour there. It’s a puzzle-platformer game and each puzzle can be solved separately. I’ve almost finished it, I just have 3 puzzles left but they are extremely difficult. And even if the level design is very smart, I find it too demanding in terms of accuracy in many instances, hence some frustration and lack of fun. Finally, if there’s enough time, I’ll complete my gaming weekend by playing some The Elder Scrolls Online. And you MOP readers, I’m wondering what your weekend is about, in terms of games of course, especially MMOs?
Bonus question: I do a lot of running, did a few marathons and half-marathons recently. So, I have to be very careful to keep a balanced diet. Hence, I’m not really into snack crackers. My answer will be: none.