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    [–] Redditors who enjoy a song from a language they don't understand, which and why? casac8 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Mis Sentimientos

    Not really sure why I love this song so much, but it's just amazing. And I asked my friend from Mexico City if he had heard of it and it's one of his friend's favorite songs, so I must be on to something..

    [–] [Homemade] Handmade ravioli filled with pulled chicken & french onion soup from scratch casac8 2 points ago in food

    Ah, yeah, I just happened to have leftover chicken thighs and homemade French onion soup and randomly thought that might be a good ravioli combo. Topped it with a light parmesan cream sauce and it actually turned out really tasty. Idea was inspired in part by Chinese-style soup dumplings

    [–] Journalist wondering what platform might be best for simple web-based game I want to make casac8 2 points ago in gamedev

    Thank you, I'm already thinking of all the things I could do with Twine after the recommendation by /u/pottering_theverb - been thinking a cool first use of the tool would be making a game to illustrate a story I'm working on about what exactly happens at each step along the way after you are arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in my state. Seems really flexible and cool. Thank you.

    [–] Journalist wondering what platform might be best for simple web-based game I want to make casac8 1 points ago in gamedev

    Perfect, yeah this is really great. I will work on this today, and I agree that it should be a really great exercise for visualizing the game and seeing what its goals will be. Thanks again for all the help.

    [–] Journalist wondering what platform might be best for simple web-based game I want to make casac8 1 points ago in gamedev

    Wow, thank you so much for providing this detailed breakdown. I agree that the corporate fleecing of prisoners is a major issue and that it would be great to demonstrate that via a game. Just played SPENT a few times and it really is a very inspiring look at what can be done in this type of space. I love that the player can pick options and see how quickly money really does disappear when you're down on your luck or not making much.

    One good thing I could add to my game that I've already thought of just after light review of what you wrote and SPENT (I will check the other two links shortly) is a part before you get to the commissary where different jobs will be explained and you will understand why you have so little money. I will also try to include a cash infusion from a loved one that factors in how much is taken out for fees and taxes, etc. And maybe even require that the user make a prison call, which also costs a good chunk of money (relatively speaking) in this day and age, as do over-the-counter medications.

    I actually have all the prices and descriptions and everything in a well-organized Excel spreadsheet already, so that would make that part of your recommendations easier. Can you help me explain a bit more about how the "column for 'purchased quantity' and then a total prisoner balance" would work? I am just not too good at Excel and have no real idea where I would start with that.

    Thanks again for this breakdown, it really is getting the gears turning and I can already see it will make my game better in the long run.

    [–] Journalist wondering what platform might be best for simple web-based game I want to make casac8 1 points ago in gamedev

    Wow, thank you so much to both of you. Really appreciate the in-depth analysis. I think I'll probably plan on doing pure HTML, though I will also check out the two HTML5 tools you mention and see what works best for my purposes. Very grateful for your help.

    [–] It's pretty straightforward casac8 1 points ago in AdviceAnimals

    In the past week, people have smashed multiple glass bottles in both my driveway (it opens up onto a major road, so not as unexpected as in another location) and in the parking lot at my work. So basically, RIP my tires

    [–] End of the world playlist: tracks to soundtrack doomsday casac8 1 points ago in Music

    "2+2=5" by Radiohead.

    Lyrics are perfect for this particular moment in human history as well:

    "It's the devil's way now / There is no way out / You can scream and you can shout / It is too late now / Because you have not been / Paying attention / Paying attention / Paying attention"

    [–] First child due 3 days ago but she's not here yet, finished homemade changing table today! casac8 1 points ago in woodworking

    Thank you! I painted the whole thing with Milk Paint (link) - Snow White on top and a mix of Marigold and Snow White on the bottom. Kinda hard to tell from the picture, but the bottom looks kinda like a lighter shade of a school bus. Sounds weird, but it actually looks great.

    I finished it off with unscented Daddy Van's Natural Beeswax, which was super-easy to apply and wiped off nicely to leave a nice fairly dull protective sheen.

    And yeah, we went with Milk Paint and beeswax because they are both non-toxic and can actually be pretty much eaten in small amounts without doing major damage to humans or animals. Milk paint made from just (I think) milk and lime plus natural coloring agents. Pretty cool stuff.