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Quatrarius  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: White to move. What do you do?

shogi is lots of fun and very different feeling from chess from a mental perspective - i almost find it easier to forget what i know about chess when playing shogi because the drop/promotion mechanics make things so different

plus it's a lot more defensive at the start which i enjoy more - i feel so rushed at the beginning of a chess game

Quatrarius  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: White to move. What do you do?

it depends on your skill level - if you both suck things are less forfeit-worthy because even if you have a giant advantage you can still fuck up as a poor chess player

if you're actually skilled at chess it's polite to forfeit when you really screw the pooch because it's dull to play things out when it's a foregone conclusion

Quatrarius  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: White to move. What do you do?

what a nasty situation you were in

i feel like Qd2 would "reset" the situation so to speak with a severe loss of tempo / board control - if i was black i would keep pushing with those pawns afterwards, probs with the f-column pawn but i don't know a damn thing about chess compared to you so i'm interested to see what you would have done if you hadn't forfeited

in my amateur chess experience i don't think that's a game-losing move necessarily, but it's a kick in the dick

Quatrarius  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 30, 2019

east lansing, the great state of michigan

around -5 F and apparently -20 with windchill

as a lazy fuck attending an american university it doesn't even take that much effort even: there are vending machines and little convenience stores all over the place

this is basically the fucking scooter thing all over again

at least my comment was funny

political equivalent of vaginal dryness

Quatrarius  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 9, 2019

been back to uni for a couple days, getting back into the swing of things: my japanese professor this time around is very strict but also feels like a grandmother figure - i like her

i applied to a job for the first time yesterday and i think i have an ok chance of getting it so wish me luck fellas

i came out as trans to 2 more of my friends and they were so accepting it made me wonder why i waited so long to do it

life is a strange bird

Quatrarius  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 12, 2018

    interests

just about anything, for realsies - i'm not picky

    skill level

i can ass my way through most things that aren't baking without worrying about it and as long as i have a written recipe baking generally works okay - i was thinking about making a chocolate babka for krimmas because i made one before that turned out super nice (courtesy of the good people at NYtimes cooking section)

    equipment

i have an oven w/ stovetop, a grill, a griddle, and more than enough pots, pans, knives, etc - also an immersion blender i got for last christmas and a regular blender, and a rice maker, and a crockpot

and by "i have" i mean my parents

    dietary restrictions

none personally

although grubski is a little quiet nowadays i was thinking i could reenliven it with some christmas break cookery, possibly including ideas/recipes suggested by hubskiteers so if that sounds nice i'm gonna be posting some of that - maybe with a catchy gimmick it could catch on: "holiday hubski hfood" or somesuchlike

audible chortle is a good band name also

https://jamesoff.net/rrg/98da208b9d

Quatrarius  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 12, 2018

i'm going back home in two days and thus finally have the ability to cook delicious food: what are some things that i should make

maybe ticket to ride?

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