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Hello everyone! My name's Mandrake and I'm a horse! I've been on Mastodon for the last three years and recently decided to join this lovely instance. I hope to make lots of new friends! โค๏ธ๐Ÿด

You can also find me here, where I mostly post about video games (elekk.xyz/@dickmandrake)

solution if you are constantly stressed about being away from loved ones: just fuckin' buy a horse

(A big thanks to @maples for sharing this ridiculous film with us!)

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Last night I watched a very silly direct-to-video martial arts flick called Expect No Mercy (1995). The "plot" is that Wolf Larson (Tarzรกn) is using VR to train an army of assassins and Billy Blanks (creator of Tae Bo) has to stop him. The film is 70% punching and the VR looks like a cheap Mortal Kombat clone. It also stars Anthony De Longis as a smug baddie with a bullwhip and Laurie Holden before she became famous. Worth watching if you enjoy so-bad-it's-good B-movies: thor.mirtna.org/review-expect-

*get text message about a package arriving*
me: cool, I'll go grab it real quick
*go upstairs literally one minute later*
me: ...

Finally, the perfect birthday card for me to send to my friends

Shrieking Shack podcast, bad wizard boy book 

Still working through the backlog of Deathly Hallows episodes and have reached the "reveal" that the three most important MacGuffins in the entire series originate from a children's story that every single wizard knows, yet has never referenced beforehand. It's like if there were people obsessed with finding the porridge, chair, and bed from Goldilocks and the Three Bears, except you haven't heard that tale before opening this CW.

i got my hands on an old east german arabic typewriter and ive been taking it for a spin! the thing is pretty wild. missing some obscure but important letters, representing some letters up to four different times to accommodate for the cursive nature of the script. the typeface is spartan but fine. it has a certain charm to it. i dont have a project in mind, just noodling for now.

Somehow I only just discovered that before working for Polygon, Brian David Gilbert did a seven-part series called "Dances Moving" where he plays a dance instructor from Baltimore. Highly recommended as it's very funny and has great music, but it gradually gets real in later parts: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrz

My mom once described chip tune music as "It sounds like tiny square people dancing inside the TV" and I'll always giggle when I think about that >w<

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