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And, oh, hey, check out my first night of Soma here:
There were some technical issues, but we got past them, and it was a really fun stream. Give it a look.
Ultimately, I'm really, really wanting to make a difference in Puerto Rico. The devastation that has been wrought there is unbelievable, and so several of us have teamed up to try and raise money for a children's hospital in Puerto Rico.
Check out this week's schedule here. I'll be playing more Soma, and my friends are playing all kindsa great shit.
And please, help me promote the shit out of this.
Otherwise, I'm still plowing through my second playthrough of Tyranny (this time, with all the extra shit they've added since it came out), which is a vastly underrated game. I've slowed a bit on Divinity: Original Sin 2, but I'll pick up the pace again soon. I just kinda ran face-first into something I'm not ready to tackle, so I'll need to come back to it later, even though I really wanna do it now. We'll see.
I also just got Forza MotorSport 7, which, as always, is excellent. I love driving my Honda Civic Si in real life, and the Forza series really feeds into that. This iteration is excellent. I'm amazed at how well-refined each entry is. I'd thought about just sticking with only the Horizon branch of the series, but I gave in last week, and I'm I got FM7. It's an absolute blast, and fun to play with my sons.
Elex is out in a couple weeks, on 10/17, and I am very excited. This game, I think, is going to be my main winter game. I'll probably ease into it, as I don't think I'm close to finishing DOS2, but we'll see. They're vastly different games, so I could play them concurrently, but with my Halloween streams ... eh, we'll see.
The Cardinals are out of the playoffs, so I'll have more free time than usual in October. This is sad.
I found out recently that a woman with whom I'd shared a magical summer, 20 years ago, took her own life. I hadn't spoken to her in about 20 years, and that conversation hadn't gone well. I regret that now. I was unkind to a wonderful woman, and while we probably weren't long-term compatible as lovers, we did have an amazing summer together that I'll always treasure. I'm very surprised at how hard this has hit me, as she was ... amazing.
I have two things to say about this. One, every conversation you have could be the last you ever have with that person. This shouldn't dominate your thoughts or control every conversation, but perhaps, if things aren't going well in that relationship, you should try to end it in a way that leaves your conscience clean. Mine never will be, in regards to Teresa, and it's not the first time I've had this precise regret.
Two, if you are considering suicide, tell someone. Talk to someone. It's probably not the right choice. In the cases of terminal illness, maybe it is, but I think most people deserve to be happy, and you're probably one of them. Just reach out and give someone the chance to help you.
Hell, if ya don't wanna go that route, the national suicide hotline is 1-800-273-8255.
Give them a call. It's worth it. Life can be great if you can just find your footing.
Anyway, that's that. Death is permanent. A lot of us are still alive, and we can help others stay alive, whether it be through suicide prevention, or raising money for Puerto Rico.
Help us out. Please. And Spread the word.