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Ritual Of The Moon

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Feature: Feminist issues

Ritual Of The Moon diary: days 24 and 25

I missed another day again, because I was out of the office yesterday. At this point I'm wondering what the earth even looks like. Should one even bother to continue to save it? It's probably become a Mad Maxian hellscape over just three weeks. The Tory leadership contest has shifted to a big bottom-bashing contest in a pit dug out of the House Of Commons.…

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Feature: Short and umami

Ritual Of The Moon diary day 22

The Moon Ritual is still a bit out of sync. I have a week left, still, and missed another meteor at the weekend. The world is looking a bit Swiss cheesey. I'm struggling to find something to think about today because I just rushed through it, in business, because I have something else I need to do. Ack, ack. I have no pithy wisdom darts…

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4 weeks ago

Feature: Who wants to live forever?

Ritual Of The Moon diary: day 20

Today is a day late because I was a) busy yesterday and b) the playthrough ended up being a pretty good cliffhanger for the weekend. It seems that the extremely long timeline over which I've ended up playing this may have interrupted the natural flow of the game. Here, after over a month (but which should have been three weeks), we see that Marty Burnham…

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Feature: Marty says relax

Ritual Of The Moon diary: day 19

Look, I'm very busy again today. I'm back from being on holiday and nothing is finished, and I have to stay late tonight for unrelated reasons anyway. I don't understand those people who are like, "Oh I made a lemon drizzle cake when I got home, because I had a spare hour." HOW? And, when you have a spare hour, how do you stop yourself…

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Feature: Rolling on the floor weeping

Ritual Of The Moon diary: day 18

Alright, yesterday was depressing and made some of you sad (buddy, if you think reproductive healthcare bums you out, imagine how some of the rest of us feel!). But today I'm actually feeling pretty good today, which is out of sorts with Marty Burnham The Moon Witch, who is feeling trapped by hope. That probably needs a whole several hundred words of analysis by itself.…

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1 month ago

Feature: Oh no, a very serious one

Ritual Of The Moon diary: day 17

The siren call of the moon returns, and so do I (from my holidays). Surprisingly, despite being absent for 10 days, my moon calendar in the game still only pegs me at day 17. Perhaps the point of a daily ritual is that it sort of doesn’t happen unless you do it. In any case, because of recent geo-political events, a trip to Ireland, a…

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Feature: Goodbye for a bit

Ritual Of The Moon diary: day 15

There was no diary yesterday, but today is in fact yesterday's diary. If that makes sense. Because today I am going on holiday and I am leaving my computer behind. No diaries for a week. I hope Marty Burnham The Moon Witch will be okay. I hope the earth will be okay. Without context that sounds extremely conceited, doesn't it?

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Feature: Mum's the word

Ritual Of The Moon diary: day 14

Yeah I miscounted the days, so today is actually day 14, but only one meteor hit the earth? I think? Honestly I'm not sure any more. Yesterday I went to get some pasta from the shop on my way home and they'd run out which made me really sad. Then I was properly passive-aggressive but also sort of just aggressive actually to my housemate, because…

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Feature: It's gone bad

Ritual Of The Moon diary: day 12 apparently

After last week I left Marty Burnham alone for the whole bank holiday weekend. I wanted the world to explode and didn't give a heck about it. Today I find I have once again been given a surprising reprieve; despite not playing for three whole days I have only missed one in-game. But I didn't want or ask for this one. I wanted to abdicate…

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2 months ago

Feature: "They don't control how I feel"

Ritual Of The Moon diary: day nine

Marty The Moon Witch's thoughts today feel like, once again, Large Emotional States for me. Today she seems to be accepting her exile, or at least muttering to herself over and over again that she totally doesn't mind being alone. Her ritual mantra, "They don't control how I feel" sounds a bit like she's trying to convince herself again.

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Feature: On solitude

Ritual Of The Moon diary: day eight

On day eight we start the weekly ritual by clearing the former ritual objects, beginning again with the first of a new set. This time I start with a sprig of plant in a bottle. It makes a bright tinkling noise when Marty Burnham The Moon Witch picks it up. Marty seems tired again today, which means we're back in sync, because I am knackered.…

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Feature: We're heading in the direction of periods again, I'm afraid

Ritual Of The Moon diary: day back at work

Sorry for not posting yesterday. I promise I played! I have transferred Marty Burnham the Moon Witch back to my work PC, but there's been another small time skip, so Marty was forced to live through day seven again and, even worse, let the meteor hit earth on day six. I am inadvertently exposing Marty Burnham to a lot of existential complications. At least two…

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Feature: Can I offer you a nice egg in this trying time?

Ritual Of The Moon diary: day seven

Today's Ritual Of The Moon opened with what I believe we millennials call a big mood. "Why shouldn't I let them die? They don't care about me." Sometimes I idly like to imagine we can look at our parents generation as Rorschach in Watchmen looked unto, well, everyone. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth as they realise they've ruined everything and they need…

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Feature: Yours affectionately, Alice

Ritual Of The Moon Diary: day five (also again)

I had intended to make today a quiet and contemplative ritual. I wanted to spend some time listening to the sounds of the game. I think sometimes I can hear Marty Burnham the Moon Witch breathing. Unfortunately, I overslept and rushed about getting dressed and only just had time to play the ritual before running out to meet a friend at the Imperial War Museum.

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Feature: Uncage the elephant

Ritual Of The Moon Diary: day four (again)

Today the weather has cooled off a bit, which is a bit of a relief because it was nice drinking cans in the park, but unseasonable weather is just a reminder that the planet is slowly dying. Also, when I wear a dress I feel like I should shave my legs, which takes ages. I have considered becoming a maxi dress person entirely because then…

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Feature: Sort of a do over

Ritual Of The Moon Diary: day disaster averted, kind of

If you're just joining us, I am playing a game called Ritual Of The Moon which takes five minutes a day to play, for 28 actual days. Last week I realised that I was going to be on holiday this week and that also the save game didn't sync to the cloud, which presented me with a dilemma: start a new game, or leave the…

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