Riley MacLeod
rileymacleod
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7/2/20
1:36 PM
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Hi, since I’m seeing lots of talk about whether the headline/image are a spoiler, here’s my thinking on that: it’s only a spoiler if you look at Lev being trans as something that’s meant to be a surprise or some kind of dramatic reveal. Years upon years of trans storylines have taught us this (think: The Crying Game, Read more

7/2/20
1:12 PM
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There’s a scene where she talks about how she struggled with him being trans at first, which is what I’m referencing here.

7/2/20
12:08 PM
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Same!! I struggle with this desire because I worry it veers too close to me wanting someone’s gender or sexuality to “not matter,” which I don’t think I want. Like, I am trans all the time, and that affects my experience--a short film about me going to the grocery store would be a film about a trans person going to Read more

7/2/20
11:54 AM
4

I don’t think they ever say, but I’d agree whatever medical supplies still exist in the game’s world are...probably dicey to put inside oneself, at best.

6/29/20
11:11 AM
2

Ugh, that sucks! I’m trying to accept that I’m just going to feel generally terrible and anxious for...the foreseeable future? That’s a dismal thought.

6/29/20
11:10 AM
4

I don’t know why frozen pizza was my compromise! It felt like...going to the grocery store, which is a thing I can justify because I ‘have’ to, but it was definitely worse than takeaway pizza. A bunch of my friends have been making their own pizza lately but the one time I tried to do that it cost a fortune and was Read more

6/29/20
11:08 AM
1

I have an abundance of questions about pickled strawberries! I keep getting strawberries in my CSA and they’re not my favorite fruit, and while I’m learning not to hate them they’re still not very exciting, so I’m always looking for new things to do with them.

6/26/20
11:07 AM
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I said this in a previous blog, but somehow I’ve failed to see a Christopher Nolan movie since Memento, which I recognize is very weird.

6/24/20
12:38 PM
4

I just want to say that you all have appropriately strong feelings about lettuce, and also some good lettuce ideas, and I appreciate you.

6/24/20
12:37 PM
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Aah, I just made my first kimchi and I have NO IDEA if it’s working--my friend who makes kimchi told me to put it in the fridge since it’s so hot here, but now I don’t think it’s fermenting? I’m not in a rush for it, but I spend way longer than I should just...staring at the jars as if I can somehow will it into Read more

6/17/20
7:28 AM
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My nephew makes fun of me for playing it, which is a real burn from a 10-year-old. He’s more of a Minecraft kid, though every time he asks me about Notch I just kind of change the subject...

6/15/20
2:43 PM
9

Yeah, the map itself is largely the same (at least for now) but I like the water look! I assume we’ll see other changes when the new season starts. This feels pretty standard for end-of-season events to me? If I recall right they usually have some teasers for what’s to come but no giant shakeups until the new season Read more

5/21/20
11:29 AM
3

As an old man who got into sports this year and repeatedly injured myself from over-exertion, go slow and take breaks! I think our bodies are pretty good at sending us “this is too much” signals, which I ignored out of pride/enthusiasm, and I paid for my hubris in weeks of being sidelined and hours of PT, the most Read more

5/18/20
12:01 PM
3

Happy birthday! You have two more years to blame anything stupid you do on “being in your 20s,” which I, a man in my late 30s, would recommend you take advantage of ;)

5/8/20
2:25 PM
1

I keep meaning to check out duos but it seems like too much pressure for playing with a stranger, and my friends are off in so many other games. Glad to hear it’s cool!

5/6/20
10:38 PM
2

I’m a monster who loves to be so cold I think I’m dying (I spent my 37th birthday, which is in January, in the Arctic Circle in pursuit of a lifelong dream) but I hear your point...

5/6/20
10:52 AM
3

I missed turnips last week and it was so wonderful to be free of the cycle of excitement and crushing disappointment. I’m back on them this week and things are looking grim so far...

4/29/20
11:10 PM
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A challenge popped up for me while I was on the map—I think it was the one for riding a zipline and also doing stuff at Steamy Stacks and using a secret passage. That wouldn’t be achievable on the map as far as I can tell, but it popping up means other ones might be possible? I’ll dig around a bit!

4/22/20
11:42 AM
2

God, like half my days are spent freaking out about how to maximize my grocery trips, and what will I make and when, and pulling out all my cookbooks, and... A while ago I had a small meltdown and just bought, like, one ingredient at the store and felt like a monster.