And then Bunny, Kam, Sian, and I finished our D&D game from last week. We didn't play that long, tbh, since we cut off a little before the climax of the module, so it was a bit anti-climatic. I'm going to be prepping another game for the coming weekend, and I'm going to try to balance it out better. They're going to be using the same characters, so that should be fun!
I finished listening to the fourth season of The Magnus Archives yesterday!
1) I really loved the way the character arcs have developed.
I don't know how they're going to conclude, but so far it's been very satisfactory. I loved that Melanie got out of the Institute and that she and Georgie are living happily (?) with the Admiral. For now. Daisy hulking out gave ME CHILLS and IDK what the heck Basira is going to do about that? Like, Daisy asking Basira to put her down afterward wrecked me and I DON'T EVEN KNOW. I love Daisy. I love Basira. The Elias is Jonah Magnus thing was so good for me, and Peter Lucas??? A WONDER. Martin's development has been the key to the whole thing, I think. Jon's been groomed, of course, and he's been more reactive than anything else, but MARTIN is going out there DECEIVING MONSTERS. I MISS TIMOTHY STOKER.
2) The relationships
DAISY AND JON'S FRIENDSHIP. IS MY LIFE.
Peter and Martin's interactions have to have resulted in AMAZING fics right? Where Jon is roiling in jealousy? Somewhere????
Daisy and Basira are moirails. Period.
Melanie and Georgie??? DESERVE EACH OTHER IN THE BEST WAY.
Jon and Martin. Episode 159? OH my god. SO SOFT. THE CONTRAST. THE POWER OF MARTIN'S CHOICES. THE POWER OF MARTIN TO BE CHOSEN. JON FINALLY BEING ABLE TO CHOOSE SOMETHING THAT WASN'T CHOSEN /FOR HIM/.
Basira and Jon should never be left alone together to do things ever again. They're. Bad Idea Friends. Chaos Friends.
Jonah/Elias and Peter's rivalry? Their bet??? SO GOOD.
3) The plotting
Jonny Sims, what the heck is going to happen in season 5. 159 was such a good denouement episode I was like, babe what the heck is 160 for, AND THERE IT WAS. WHY WILL IT TAKE FORTY WEEKS TO RESOLVE IT. THAT'S BASICALLY A WHOLE YEAR. I blazed through the latter seasons of TMA in a few days and now I will have to WAIT WEEKLY. FOR LESS THAN HALF AN HOUR OF CONTENT. AH. But Sims really develops the story so nicely, the pacing is so bittersweet. OKAY, the way Jonah Magnus' statement in 160 tied everything up was amazing. AMAZING. Being able to mainline everything made the story blossom really well for me too.
4) Other thoughts:
The Web is not done with Jon Sims. Helen Richardson? I miss her. But can Martin bitchslap Elias? FORTY WEEKS. WHO ALLOWED THIS.
I have my own pet theories re: what'll happen but I'm definitely going to go through the backlog of content on tumblr and reddit to see all the beautiful fanart.
Started the Biosafety COVID-19 online course today. It runs from March 30 to April 3, and I'm digging it a lot. I'm doing that and the Data Analyst online course, so mentally, I am all over that now that I'm done with catching up to TMA. The lectures of the Biosafety course are longer and more challenging than that of the Data Analyst one and it's delightfully meaty. I'm still not done with the readings, and I have a quiz to do, so that's what I'm doing tonight.
Tomorrow, unavoidable bank errands and hopefully, going to be able to drop off clothing donations at DLSU.