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hey what happens in balatro if you destroy every card in your hand at once? do you lose the run even if you have hands and discards remaining

sitting pretty at 147 jokers. i'm missing the glass joker and two legendaries

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i got Trading Card pretty early on and used Immolate twice

and then after winning the run and getting the achievement i used Immolate again, just because i could

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something i've never understood and haven't been able to find info on: cuba, vietnam, laos, china, and north korea are all one-party states, with the latter two having minor parties under the direction of the main party, but the wikipedia infoboxes say there are independents in the legislatures of all five states. who are these guys? how can you legislate in a one-party state without being in that party?

talos principle 2 spoilers 

and in isolation that might seem like it's meant to be a touching scene, but then you remember this audio log from the beginning of the game

this game is calling ecofascist players self-satisfied fools in the most roundabout possible way

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talos principle 2 spoilers 

at the end you're faced with a choice to embrace an infinite creative power to radically change and advance society, shut it down for now because Humanity Is Not Ready, or destroy it outright

if you take the third option, you later see your character going for a walk in the woods, coming across a magnificent stag, and kneeling in reverence at its feet

finished the talos principle 2. my review: 10/10 masterpiece. 6/10 kind of okay. puzzles were perfect. puzzles were too easy. loved the setting. seriously annoyed by the setting. didn't like the big reveal. loved what they did with the big reveal. the ending was perfect. the ending was too abrupt. byron can get it

i always know when baseball is happening because everyone on my mastodon timeline starts saying names i dont recognize in all caps

something i've never understood and haven't been able to find info on: cuba, vietnam, laos, china, and north korea are all one-party states, with the latter two having minor parties under the direction of the main party, but the wikipedia infoboxes say there are independents in the legislatures of all five states. who are these guys? how can you legislate in a one-party state without being in that party?

i still have some gripes about the talos principle 2's worldbuilding but it's nice to see a well-written story with an overtly anti-ecofascist thesis

every so often the Nancy bot drops a comic which reminds you that Ernie Bushmiller was, in fact, a white guy in the 1940's

had a dream that getting or renewing your driver's license involved passing a loyalty test: you'd be shown images in sequence -- the american flag, the iranian flag, the statue of liberty, that one big statue of north korea's leaders -- and your subconscious reactions of pride or disgust would determine whether you'd be approved

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