First step, you should find a tire. This part is easy. Cars usually have several of them. Their owners tend to get mad when you take them so you should be ready to run away really quick. Also, you’ll need a thing to lift the car. Be careful! Cars are heavy, your friend probably can’t lift one. Maybe if you have two friends and they’re really strong.
Next, once you have the tire, you have to decide what you’re going to change it into. If you have a rope and a big tree, you could make a tire swing. You take out the metal bit from the middle of the tire, and you tie the rope to the tire, and then you tie the other end of the rope to the tree. I think you need to use a special knot to make sure it stays together real good.
You could also change a tire into a table, but then you want to leave the metal part in or it won’t have a middle. Also you can probably get tables other ways. Was that not the kind of tire changing you wanted? Let me know in What Are You Playing and I will personally not respond to requests for clarification.
Bonus question: What book do you think you’ve read more than any other? We’re talking a book read cover to cover, not reference books.
Bonus question: The Lost World by Michael Crichton. I’ve read that book probably 20 times over the years. There’s one particular scene that I love and go back and read the entire book just for that one scene.
I’m not one of those people who often rereads books, so I guess it’s telling that I’ve read The Hobbit four times. Two reads for me, and two as I was reading it out-loud to my son. He’s 17 now, and it remains both of our favorite book.
Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): More Star Wars Galaxies Legends, natch, and I need to steal back my Switch from my kids so I can play Animal Crossing again. Our team was talking about selling turnips this week and this, of all things, caught my attention.
Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): Second verse same as the first, pretty much: Lots of event stuff with the FC in Final Fantasy XIV, and a whole lot more Animal Crossing: New Horizons. These are the times when comforting, familiar, and generally chill games are a blessing.
I think the last books I read from cover to cover were The Dragon’s Path and Black Blade Blues, both of which I really liked, but not enough to purchase subsequent books in their respective series. To that point, do you guys recall a time when fiction books were just one-offs and not part of some attempts at a grand franchise?
Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): I’m going to pull up Ishgard Restoration in FFXIV by myself if I have to (despite now having basically everything I want, if we’re being honest). Throw in a game for reviewing and probably a bit of messing around in Star Trek Online and that sounds like a solid weekend.
I can’t remember exactly when I realized that I’ve reread Joe Haldemann’s The Forever War so many times that I can open anywhere in the book and just keep reading without losing my place. It’s not my favorite book, but it’s short enough and my paperback is small enough that it reliably became a staple of my travel reading. A close second is probably Guy Gavriel Kay’s Tigana.
Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): I’ve been dipping my toesies back into Guild Wars 2, although I’m not sure how long that’ll last or how sticky it’ll prove to be. I am also going to be engaging in Lord of the Rings Online’s 44-day Hytbold grind, so wish me luck.
Mia DeSanzo (@neschria): I am putting on some levels in Revelation Online and will be trying out some different classes this weekend. My son just gave me Frostpunk, so I will be getting deeper into that. I dig the aesthetic of it. We’ll see how quickly my little people freeze to death.
Bonus: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Tyler Edwards: I’ve been taking advantage of the double XP in StarCraft II co-op, but that’s usually just a match or two a day. Not sure what I’m going to do other than that. I picked up the full Dungeons franchise on Steam recently having played and enjoyed the third via Origin Access last year, but now that I’ve gone back and tried the first one, it’s not really doing it for me, so I might skip to Dungeons II or play something else entirely. I’m considering going back to NieR: Automata to see the other endings, and returns to Star Trek Online and The Elder Scrolls Online are also in the running.
Bonus question: Lord of the Rings is basically my religion. Some people read the Bible when the need comfort or guidance. I read Lord of the Rings. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve read it by now.
Pierre, patron: I’m at two-thirds finished with my The Last of Us playthrough. I’ll probably get to the end next week. Yes, I’m slow, but I’m enjoying playing the game combats through infiltration, killing every enemy one by one without getting caught, and it involves a lot of planning and strategy. I also wanted to play a PvE FPS game and went back to The Division; yes the first one, as I find it more beautiful and enjoyable than the sequel. I was tempted to play Ghost Recon Breakpoint, but with my coop gaming sparing partner, we tested the new update of GRB for 2 hours and gave up.; my friend even ragequit the game and uninstalled it. This game is a catastrophe, and every update makes it worse and worse. Ubisoft doesn’t listen to the players, makes changes in the game from what the developers think could be interesting to the players, but gets it wrong wrong every time…
We really tried to love this game as we did enjoy Widlands a lot, but even for positively thinking players like us, it’s almost impossible. The Elder Scrolls Online will probably be played very casually as I already have a busy gaming program.
Finally, I mentioned in previous WRUPs that I played and finished Braid. But I was missing a final trophy on Steam. It’s a difficult trophy as you have to play through the entire game in less than 45 minutes, a long speedrun trophy indeed. As I’m an obsessive completionist, I’ve started training to be able, one day, to get this trophy. I already have found the proper way to play through the first world (one of six) efficiently and quickly. It’s my first experience training for a speedrun, and I must say I really enjoy it. It’s stimulating, especially as I don’t look for help on the web. I try to find the fastest ways to go through the game by myself and, of course, without use of any glitches.
Bonus question: my most read book is a French sci-fi book, La Nuit des Temps by Rene Barjavel, with the English title translated as “The Ice People.” It’s my favorite science-fiction book, with an amazing love story. I strongly recommend reading it. It’s an old book, written in 1968, but it’s a very good one. Dear MOP readers, first thing first, I hope you’re all safe and not too much impacted by the current crisis. Let us know what you are playing this weekend.