Let’s Play Wizardry 7, Part 2

NOTE: This LP is now cancelled, sorry. I can’t figure out what’s causing the stack overflow error. I decided to just go ahead and post the next (and final, sadly) part of the Wizardry 7 LP, up until I wasn’t able to play anymore. No matter what I do in a fight, that stack overflow comes up. Not good in a game where you fight a LOT. But the 2nd part is behind the cut, for those who still want to know about character creation and the like. (It’d be a shame to let the work go to waste!)

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Let’s Play Wizardry 7, Part 1

I thought I would give old school let’s playing a try. I’m so used to seeing them in video form on YouTube and Twitch that it never occurred to me to give it a try in writing and with pictures. I saw someone doing this with a game I played as a kid, Wizardry 7, and thought this would be a good excuse to finally beat this game. This is probably my 10th or 20th attempt to finish this game since childhood, if not even more than that. Even so, I never made it further that Orkogre Castle—in fact, I’ve never beaten Murkatos. That was where I ragequit, so I want to try the game again. (Didn’t help I was trapped there!)

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Turkey Basters: A Cautionary Tale

How it should have been. Image Credit: Ethan Lofton

By J. A. Awadalla

Okay, this one is pretty funny in hindsight. One time, I had the brilliant idea to get a turkey off-season because it was cheap and would last for a few days. We bring it home, defrost it, and my dad sets to work cooking it.

And then disaster strikes. Also, keep in mind that we got the turkey off-season.

The turkey wasn’t completely thawed out on the inside, despite the fact we were able to get the little bag out from the inside and our measly 9 x 12 glass pan is quickly filling with liquid. To prevent total oven carnage, my mom and I volunteered to run to Walmart and get a turkey baster so we can get the liquid out safely. With our desperate mission set, my mom and I raced out the door.

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Amazon Announces Prime Discount for Welfare Recipients




By J. A. Awadalla

I was really surprised when I saw this in my news feed  the other day, but apparently you can get Amazon Prime at a discount if you’re on government assistance in the United States. According to Reuters, this is another move Amazon is making to directly compete with Walmart. Rather than the $10.99 per month most people would pay, those on government assistance would pay $5.99 a month instead, which is pretty nice.

But it got me thinking: how would it benefit people who are barely getting by?

I’ve never had Amazon Prime, so I decided to take a look at what its benefits are. I already knew about a few, like expedited shipping and the option to get deliveries by drone, but beyond that, I had no idea what Prime even offered. So I decided to take a look and see what the hype is all about.

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Useful Advice for the Last 10 Days of Ramadan


By J. A. Awadalla and A. Awadalla

Narrated by At-Tabarani:

The Prophet ﷺ said, “Ramadan has come to you. (It is) a month of blessing, in which Allah the Almighty covers you with blessings, for He sends down mercy, decreases sins, and answers prayers… In it, Allah looks at your competition (in good deeds), and boasts about you to His angels. So show Allah goodness from yourselves.”

The last 10 days of Ramadan are crucial in Islam, particularly because of Laylat al Qadr. Allah the Almighty releases people from Hell every day in the month of Ramadan, especially in the last 10 days of Ramadan and during Laylat al Qadr.

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