Saturday has become a ritual for me. Most of my days are free-form, but Saturdays have an established rhythm. I get up around 10 a.m. (Today, it was later. My sleep has been dodgy the last few days.) I feed my cat (and he’ll eat it or not. He’s been really picky in the last year since he’s been sick), then I brush my teeth, take my meds, and do my Taiji routine. On the day of a class, I don’t do the stretches because I’ll just be doing them an hour later. I do the weapons and the one section of the form. Right now, I’m doing the first section of the fast form on Saturdays.
Then, I watch as much of the Early Access episode of Retry as I can. Right now, the lads are doing Elden Ring, which means stacked episodes.Today’s is 2 1/2 hours, and it’s so juicy. I didn’t get to see much of it before class, but I’m ok with that. I’ve decided that Saturday is delivery/takeout day, and I get at least one dish with shrimp because…
Ok. How do I explain this. The lads always make their character in a From game Finchy after someone in The Office (I’ve never seen that show, but they’ve explained it more than once). The character is always Finchy, but they give an adjective to each one. So the one in Dark Souls is Chimpy Finchy. Dark Souls III (the second game they played) is Froggy Finchy. Bloodborne is Posh Finchy. Dark Souls II was Mama Finchy. Demon’s Souls was Papa Finchy. Sekiro was not Finchy, but they called him Finchy, anyway. Elden Ring is Aunty Finchy.
Chimpy Finchy didn’t really have a personality, but they started to give a voice and personality to Froggy Finchy. Now, each Finchy is their own person.
Separately, in each game, you can choose a starting gift. In this game, you can choose five prawns. They negate damage I think? Anyway, Rory was tickled by it and chose that as his starting gift. What he didn’t know, but Krupa did was that there is an NPC who sells prawns. He lives in the prawn shack in Liurnia of the Lakes. He’s called, ah, Blackguard Big Boggart. Rory and Gav were instantly smitten with him when they met him. Krupa made a rule on the spot that any time they visited him, they had to buy all the prawns they could.
They decided that Annty Finchy (named Tina, loving Tia Marias) had a shellfish allergy, but could not help eating prawns. Anyway, I get something with shrimp every Saturday now in her honor.
I have to say that this weekend is a big RKG weekend. They did their Halloween livestream yesterday (I’ve included it below), then a 2 1/2-hour boss episode today, and then Roundtable Hold tomorrow. That’s their new companion show, every other week, to talk about what they had experienced in the last two weeks. It’s a great show because it gives some insight into how the lads think.
Then, once a month, Krupa does a lore masterclass (which is a great name for it) that is just incredible. I’ts a great time to be a patreon.