Been playing some Alpha Centauri. I had a good game going but then it corrupted. Turns out it was the game that corrupted, not the save. So I was able to re-install and rescue that save game. Finished it. Transcendence victory in 2438 or something.
Civilization and many games like it become really, really boring late in the game. But Alpha Centauri nailes it. The game really ramps up at the end. Indeed, the end game is where the most fun is to be found.
By this point, I usually have a bunch of planet busters. Those are fun to see how much of the world I can destroy in a single turn. Then I re-load the game and play normally. But also in the late game, you start getting a lot of fungal growth. These fungus guys attack frequently your cities. There's a race to build the Ascent to Transcendence. It's good shit.
Oh man, I didn't even plan this good segue. Right after I typed that last sentence, I went to the toilet. Dropped a log that was easily 12 inches. I flushed five times to no avail. I was too nervous to even put the used toilet paper in there, so I held on to it throughout.
Then I start looking around. What can I put in there and then immediately throw in the trash? I thought about cutlery but then I decided to try the toilet brush first. It was only like £2. I'll try the brush part first because then I could still use the brush if I just rinse it off really good. But if that doesn't work, I'll use the handle section to try to chop this log up. But in the meantime, I'll throw this toilet paper in there that I've been holding on to.
So I threw the toilet paper in there, flushed, and then went to get the bin. I wanted to be prepared to throw this brush straight into the bin should the worse happen. I didn't want to vomit carrying that brush all the way to the kitchen, where the bin was.
But I get back to the toilet, and the thing flushed. Amazing. I guess that toilet paper gave the roughness necessary to push it through. So a huge relief in more ways than one.
Did you know that in the courts, they call taking a shit a "comfort break". Of course, it doesn't have to be shitting but shitting is an option. I don't know if it's just in the courts but it's definitely a British thing.
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