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Completed Arcana today, the final chapter was much easier after I spent yesterday gaining levels. Beat it a bit quicker than I anticipated and so I spent around 90 minutes replaying Quake 1 Dimension Of The Past.

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CW: Horror movie talk, Occult (2009), minor spoilers

Watched Occult (2009, dir. Koji Shiraishi) today. My second Shiraishi after seeing Noroi last year. Lovecraftian cosmic horror faux-documentary, like Noroi, but with a different scope. Felt more focused, with a smaller mystery and set of characters.

Occult is uneasy, it made me very anxious. Really great (and jarring) noise soundtrack by Hair Stylistics. I liked all the performances (Kiyoshi Kurosawa appears as himself in a pretty funny cameo). Sketchy (and in one place bad) CG effects. I liked it & would recommend it, although it did make me pretty uncomfortable (which I imagine was intentional).'s avatar image // / 108832597054981934 Origin link. Source file.
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Arcana for the SNES, an old dungeon crawling RPG, is like comically difficult. The game often takes away party members in story events mid-dungeon and then ramps up the difficulty. It's brutal, especially if you don't know it's about to happen.

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Found out today that Lasergum Records, Juno Lazermachine's label, ceased activities in March and set all their music to free download. I went through their catalog tonight and downloaded about 15 releases. Some good electro and IDM in there for anyone who wants to dig.

Lasergum Records

Finnish label, based in Turku, founded in 2012 by Kirill Junolainen. Mostly devoted electro/techno and some acid, idm tunes. Closed at March 2022. All releases are FREE

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Coppertone Summer Jam 2 was really good! 22 maps all pretty high quality. I will say that several of the maps are very difficult on hard and/or nightmare, low amounts of health and ammo, particularly Mazu's map. Something to consider if you might play the mod. - Coppertone Summer Jam 2 v1.2 in the Quake archive at

Big map jam pack with 22 levels ranging from small to large, with veteran and beginner designers.

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More electro & miami bass this week. Florida & a few detours into Detroit. Nothing new I'm afraid, the most recent tracks here are by Ashrock, Code Rising, and JR10.

This mix contains one track with some profanity at around the 40 minute mark. (I forgot to give a warning in the vocal intro, sorry).

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Finished Chapter 2 in Arcana today. I love the game but it can be really tough - there's a huge jump in difficulty between Chapter 2 and 3. I'll need to study some maps and think about my route before playing further.'s avatar image // / 108768192842031146 Origin link. Source file. This is a reply.
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I swear playing this stuff, these electro-bass records, is a huge rush. I always get way into it mixing them.

Not my best performance but not one I'm too upset with either. I'd be happy with a performance like that in front of a crowd. Good enough.