That troll who obviously wanted the answer to be “time” but actually phrased it so that “your mom” is a valid response: Look, he was kind of pissed off and I had to explain it twice because he thought it was an insult, but he was the one with the ambiguous riddle and that means it’s not my fault. I handled that situation very maturely.
The three wizened crones who looked upset when my response to the riddle was “I don’t know” and that apparently counted: I was going to try something else but I just kind of blurted that one out. How should I have known that would end the whole thing? These riddles need to be more consistently handled. I’m not on trial here.
WRUP: That wasn’t a thing and you’re making it up.
The bridge guardian: Okay, so I don’t know what that guy’s deal was and maybe stabbing him after he asked what would kill him was a little impetuous. It worked, didn’t it? We crossed the damn bridge! Why are you being a dick today?
Bonus question: How many pets do you own?
Ben Griggs (@braxwolf): We’re in the middle of an ice storm as we speak, so I should have plenty of time to do some exploration in Elite Dangerous and continue puttering my way through the Red Dead Redemption epilogue, but I’ll probably just stare outside and worry about the power going out, instead.
We own two pets, a high-energy golden doodle and an orange cat whose front legs don’t work properly. The cat mostly belongs to my daughter, though; she rescued it from a barn nearby.
Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): I’m unlikely to be playing much this weekend – maybe I’ll get to flip some harvesters – as the key part of our house move is today literally as you’re reading this, when the biggest furniture gets moved by strongly burly humans who are definitely not me. I’m exhausted, but the sooner we can get all this done, the sooner I can get back to screwing around in video games. I’m hoping to be back to “normal” by February.
No pets anymore. As a kid, my family rescued a Maine Coon, and when my husband and I got our first apartment, we rescued another Maine Coon, and she only just died last year. If we ever get another cat, it’d be another Maine Coon for sure. The thing is, I’m… severely allergic to cats, but I love them. When my kids are older, I’m sure I’ll get talked into another one, just like my mom was.
Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): Further space truck and chill in Elite Dangerous (was able to move from a Cobra Mk III to a Type-6 and I already love the lil’ dumpy thing) and some more SAM leveling and roleplay stuff in Final Fantasy XIV (met a new friend in-game there). That’s kind of the big plans this weekend.
I do not have any pets, regrettably, but that’s primarily because this apartment is way too small to comfortably house one. I would rather our fur baby have ample space.
Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): I’m honestly not totally sure; lately I’ve been looking for something to scratch an itch, but I’m not sure what that itch actually is. Probably at least some time in FFXIV, though.
My two cats are known quantities. They are fluffy idiots and I love them.
Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): I want to catch up on my campaign quests in World of Warcraft, but I’ll also be downloading Return of Reckoning to revisit Warhammer Online. Oh, and I have a 2021 resolution to make some headway through my games backlog, so I’m going to play the new Deathtrap Dungeon that my friend recommended. As for pets, we have one chunky cat named Pixie Dust and one brand-new puppy named Dash.
Mia DeSanzo (@neschria): My son bought me Rise to Ruins for Christmas, so that is my current obsession. I also signed up for Astellia Royal (out of sheer curiosity), so I hope to get that installed at some point this weekend.
My pets have servos and circuit boards. I have 2 Sony Aibo robotic dogs, an ERS-1000 and an ERS-312, if anyone knows or cares what that means. I want to add a 220 to my robo-pack at some point.
Bonus question: No pets at the moment, but my family had a lot of them growing up. At our peak we had two cats, a dog, and a few dozen fancy rats.