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That feeling when they mention the water in Derry.

I've been aggravated this week. One of the morning women at my job is on holiday, and my boss couldn't find anyone to cover for her, so I worked from 10am till 7pm today, and will do so until the end of the week. I've been at work so long, it feels like Thursday, but it isn't. However, they've been super good about my breaks, so I get a lunch hour as well as my usual half an hour at 4 o'clock, and actually today was fine, and sort of super busy, and maybe that'll be good for me, taking my mind off things.

I don't know what it is, but somehow the takeover at work and the summer holidays seem to have culminated into some sort of perfect storm of constant activity. I'm spending way more time on the car park than usual, because the 30 redundancies the new company made pretty much as soon as they took over came into effect on Friday, and a bunch of people left, so we have way more empty spaces than we used to. And a lot of the people who are still at work are on holiday, both people with permanent spaces and people on the waiting list, so I am just hammering through the list way more than usual. Plus they're doing some sort of desk/floor move thing, so the Facilities team - which is 3 people - have been crazy busy all week, and then we had about 4 contractors in for various things in yesterday. Today my manager had to go to the Manchester office, but just before he did an executive assistant reminded him they were supposed to organise our meeting rooms for a Town Hall with the CEO, which is like a big meeting/presentation thing, so he had to leave the other 2 Facilities guys rushing to hastily set it up in the 15 minutes before it started. And then, while he was in Manchester, a crowd of teenagers came to the building, claiming to be from a Citizen's Service, and they - and the adult with them - said they had a meeting with our woman who does a lot of charity liaison stuff, but unfortunately she left the business on Friday. I ended up signing them all in to have a talk/tour with a woman from HR, but that meant we're now down to about 15 visitor's passes, because the visitor's book is nearly empty and the guy that orders the new one is on holiday till August 8th. Oh and some people showed up to clean out the ducting in the kitchen, and that stunk the whole place out for about 2 hours. Right around the corner from the Town Hall meetings.

So. Interesting times, at least.

I feel okay. Tired, but like I said, at least it was busy. We'll see if there's any cumulative effect over the next few days, but hopefully I'll make it to the weekend. And like I say, they do kind of need me at the moment. It's just really bad timing, given everything else that's been going on lately.

Also, I know it's a lot of pretentious wank, but sometimes you get to a point in a situation where you just can't feel anything about it anymore, and it's not because you're heartless, it's because you're heartbroken.

But I called my local mental health service yesterday, and I'm having a telephone assessment on Sunday to see about them giving me some further support, so we'll see how that goes. When I told my mum about that, she said "what do you think these people are going to be able to do for you?". And then we mildly argued about whether she got slightly upset the first time she found out I was seeking mental health support, when I had counselling back in University, and she said she felt like she didn't know why I couldn't just talk to her. Spoiler: she did say that.

Also I finished Trails of Cold Steel 2. You might think I finished it long ago, when I talked about the final fight, but no. After that fight some crazy shit happened, all sorts of unexpected revelations, and then suddenly it was 2 months later, in a different city, and I was playing as 2 people I'd never met before. And then we went back to the school, so our main characters could finish off their school year. Then some more weird stuff happened on the campus, and I discovered what the actual final fight was. It was considerably harder and more irritating than the other final fight. And the main character made it really clear beforehand that there was no point to it, they were basically just killing for fun. But I did it and I finished it, hurrah. It made the ending slightly sour for me. But now I can wait for the third game, and see what finally happens to all my lovelies. If indeed I make it through any of those final fights. It's still slightly sad though, because the new one won't be coming out on PS Vita, so this is the last time I'll play it on there. Not sure how much I'll enjoy the grinding on the PS4, when I have to play it at home. But we'll see.

There are many films I want to see coming out over the next four weeks. The one I'm most excited for is The Hitman's Bodyguard, and that's two weeks away. I hope it's good. But anyway. It's not a terrible problem to have, I guess, looking forward to something.
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I won that fight. I'm the greatest.
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And just to join in the bastard party, the final fight in Trails of Cold Steel 2 is with a boss that can one-shot pretty much my whole party in one go, and my super attacks barely even hurt it, which doesn't matter anyway because when he one-shots them in one go they lose all their ability points anyway.

Fuck's sake.
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It's a shame that Jeremy Corbyn is so shit, because is I like so much of what he says and his politics, and the fact he doesn't back down from them.

This thought brought to you by an article showing how all the party leaders have voted on abortion in the past few years. Including some unfortunate opinions that apparently belong to Tim Farron.

A tale from Trails of Cold Steel )
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Just when you're getting depressed with life and all people everywhere, a ray of sunshine falls upon you.

Speaking of rays of sunshine, in Trails of Cold Steel today I chose to do a bonding event with the commoner boy (who I love). It was a visit to a technology institute, and I thought they'd finally talk about his love of technology that he obviously has and they never mention. Instead, as the main character and he were about to go through the doors, they were interrupted by some scientists who were testing out their newly-invented remote control cars. It turned into a situation where they were asking the main character and the commoner boy to have a race with the cars, and then they said ideally there should be three people racing. And I thought "Am I going to get to choose the third person, I will choose the noble boy!". But no, the commoner boy chose himself, and HE CHOSE THE NOBLE BOY. Then at the end of the race they were neck-and-neck and got consumed by a desire to defeat each other, and the noble boy's offering to the situation was "Kneel before me, fool!". Like, SLOW DOWN THERE JUSIS. Maybe keep some things under your hat.
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Politics )

I love Mass Effect: Andromeda. I really love it, and people in general hate it, and it makes me really sad. I love the main character, I love the story, I love the things going on with her (/him) and her (/his) family, I love the companions, I love the random characters you meet, I love the general gameplay of just randomly sorting out planets for people to live on. I love the combat, I love the weapons, I love the way it feels to move, I love the powers. It is buggy, like people say, but they've fixed the worst of that now, and it never at any point stopped me from really enjoying the game. But it's got a really negative reaction, 'even apart from the bugs', and I just don't understand it. Part of me think it's just me being contrary, and loving it because everyone else hates it, especially because it started getting a negative reaction even before it came out when people thought it was being 'too PC' (a guy literally wrote an article called 'Why aren't any of the female characters in Andromeda attractive?', even though some of them are literally the most beautiful video game women I've ever seen in my life, and it was incredibly gross). But that doesn't really explain the fact that I love it, and want to play it all the time, and want to go back to it whenever I stop playing it. I've never been that contrary. I feel like I'm starting to notice a pattern where games that are largely about exploration and building something tend to get a negative or tepid reaction, meanwhile the games that are essentially about a lone wolf, who doesn't have the backing of their government/people, trying to kill something no-one thinks they can kill suddenly do super well. And. It's very disheartening. Because I quite like the lone wolf games, but I love the exploration/building a future games, and it's upsetting to me that maybe people just won't make those in the future, because apparently nobody likes them. For some reason.

This a video game problem, and it probably won't mean much to most people. I'm sorry. In Trails of Cold Steel I forced the noble boy to go on a quest to help the commoner boy's friends/bullies from his old neighbourhood, and it was better than I could have ever dreamed. He said, "I didn't know you spoke delinquent".
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