Thing the FIRST: Play the piano really well with way less hand movement.
Thing the SECOND: Play a flute really well.
Thing the THIRD: Play two flutes at the same time, but not as well.
Thing the FOURTH: Play… wait, why would you be doing the fingering for two other people playing the flute at the same time? And why would you need so many fingers to do that in the first place?
Thing the FIFTH: It just seems to me as if the premise here doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Why would you quadruple the number of fingers on your hands? Wouldn’t having additional hands make more sense and allow you access to a wider variety of things to do?
Thing the SIXTH: Plus, your palms would be enormous, so that would provide other impediments to using your fingers effectively. I guess I just don’t get this premise.
Thing the SEVENTH: Alligator wrestling.
Thing the EIGTH: What Are You Playing
Bonus question: Are you still friends with anyone you were friends with from school? Before college/university, that is.
Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): Pokemon Go for exercise mostly. If I can use my daily raid pass for a Mega Raid, I’ll do it (as I pray for spoofers or car people), but since learning of the disappointing way they were released, I’ve been saving remote passes for Pokemon that won’t de-evolve on me. Animal Crossing will get a bit of attention too. I also picked up Armello, a virtual board game for PC. It’s like a mini self-contained Game of Thrones. It’s been pretty fun, though I’ve yet to win an online game. Wish me luck this weekend though!
I actually didn’t have that many friends in high school, and the only one I’m vaguely in contact with isn’t really a friend. Oddly enough, I do have a friend from middle school who was actually my patron in Asheron’s Call! She’s also my first boss not related to me, haha.
Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): My usual combo – I’ve been very lightly doing some Star Wars Galaxies Legends factory stuff, nothing to cause burnout, just to have some easy stuff ready to go for myself when I dive back in. My thing right now is running armor segments, six sets of 1000 at a time, three times, then turn all those into cores all at once, then I’ll probably batch armor in crates too, even though it’s losing money. It was the manual armor crafting that was half my distress last time, so I am hoping this helps me. Plus it takes literal days to run each batch anyway. But mostly I’ve been playing in The Sims 4, prepping for the Star Wars pack next week!
Bonus: Not really, with the exception of my husband. (I met him in school, but we didn’t actually get married until way after college, with plenty of life in between.) I moved away from home in a time before social media as we know it now. My online friends have lasted decades longer, but of course I could take them with me from move to move.
Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): I’m going to have another, deeper swing at some seasonal server romping in Black Desert as a primary focus, as well as a bit of hunting now and again in Dauntless. Otherwise, I’m eyeballing the remaster of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 as a palate cleanser; by all accounts, this remaster did things extremely right by the series.
Bonus question: No.
Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Some Final Fantasy XIV prep ahead of next week’s patch, a chunk of Marvel’s Avengers, and maybe one or two other things as I feel the impulse. I’m trying not to lock myself into anything.
I actually did maintain several of my high school friendships moving into college, but we did drift apart; however, out of nowhere it turns out I was actually working right alongside a former classmate a couple of years back. We just kept not running into one another. That was a fun reunion.
Bonus question: Not really. I’ve exchanged emails with my elementary school best friend a few times as an adult, but we never seem to be able to keep any dialogue going.