ARTEMIS 1 launches.

Pretty much without a hitch, this time: “The historic Artemis I mission took flight in the early hours of Wednesday morning after months of anticipation. The milestone event kicked off a journey that will send an uncrewed spacecraft around the moon, paving the way for NASA to return astronauts to the lunar surface for the first time in half a century.”

Footage of the launch itself:

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  1. So, about Pentiment…
    I’ve played the first couple hours, and here are my thoughts.

    The YMMV: It’s a choose your own adventure story, much more than a game.

    The good: It’s atmospheric, the characters and setting are engaging, and history will be learned in self-defense.
    They committed to the concept.

    The bad: The murder mystery that the plot centers around isn’t much of a mystery.
    And they do the really annoying cliché of not letting you consider the obvious perpetrator as a suspect. (I’m just about to examine the body, and I’m 99.9% certain I know who did it. The motives are still a bit vague, but I’ve got the general idea.)

    The ugly: An anachronistic feminist rant from a nun. (Appropriately, she is a humorless scold.)
    There are some sops thrown to keep the neopagans from hitting the roof, but they’re minor, and I even chuckled at one of them.
    Mechanically, the speech bubble appears, fills with words, you read it, and click to dismiss the bubble. But due to effects, you’ll often be done reading before the final form resolves, and be stuck waiting until you can click through. And the point at which you can is kind of fuzzy. It’s a little frustration, but it accumulates.

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