Rundown (7/07-7/13) The Lattice Method

Back in grade school when I was learning long multiplication, my teacher introduced my class to a method to simplify complex multi-digit multiplication problems into single digit problems known as the Lattice Method.  It involves taking the equation, making a grid or rather a lattice, and then splitting the equation into several single digit multiplication problems, the answers of which are added up at the end to determine the overall answer to the equation.  It was always my preferred method of multiplication, but once I started attending high school, none of my teachers understood what this method was or why I was doing it, and since then I have never heard anybody reference this method, at all. Which is weird because while it is a bit time consuming and requires a sizable amount of space to write out, it is a very easy and reliable way to calculate an equation.  Anyways, that’s all I have to share this week. Time for video games!
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Rundown (7/22-7/28) Natalie Bought a Switch!

As I claimed I would a few months ago, I finally picked up my very own Nintendo Switch.  It was a purchasing decision I finalized after gaining a second job by sheer happenstance, but in buying both the system and the necessary items for me to properly enjoy it, I found up feeling a bit irked.  $255 for the system, $60 for a controller, $45 for Super Mario Odyssey, and $35 for an SD card.  Oh, but in order to get secondary systems to work with my setup in my bedroom, I also needed to get two male to male audio cables and an audio mixer, totaling $50.  Do the math like you’re Atari before they were bought by Infogrames and after they were sold by Warner Communications, and that’s $445. Video games, man. They’re expensive.
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Rundown (1/29-2/04) Simple and Clean Is the Way

So, I was directed to a three hour unscripted lecture on the story of Kingdom Hearts.  I watched it, and am almost amazed at how much the story resembles the slew of fan fiction that it inspired.  It is the most contrived and convoluted thing I have ever seen go on for this long, and I am convinced that Square Enix lacks any sort of narrative editors and that Tetsuya Nomura should never, ever, be put in charge with the story for anything ever again.  Now all of that incomprehensibility is inside me, and it will never leave.  Anyways, there’s a bunch of news this week for some reason, and now I need to talk about it. Continue reading

Rundown (9/11-9/17) My Mind Is Like an Idiot

aot-bread-food-randomSo, I’ve spent no less than a year wondering how to spell a stupidly obscure term that has been in my head ever since the Super Best Friends made it into a running gag.  The gag involves calling the titular Titans from Attack on Titan Eoten, which refers to an obscure mythological giant and cannibalistic figure that one very petulant man insists is a superior translation than the English translation the Japanese publisher provided.  However, the Super Best Friends continuously mispronounced that word as Ayoten or Iyotan making the act of researching it basically impossible.  That is what is prominent in my Autistic brain today, and now it is out there on the internet.  Yays. Continue reading