1950s Donald Duck Cola sign by Tom Simpson

In another place, in another time, she would have felt the majesty of the beauty around her, but as she stood on the beach, she realized that she didn’t feel anything at all. In a way, she felt as if she weren’t really here, as if the whole thing was nothing but a dream.
—  Message In A Bottle by Nicholas Sparks

Holy shit, I forgot how much I loved Sunless Sea.

To my immense surprise, my first captain in the iPad version is still kicking. I’d fully expected them to bite it after I ran low on supplies and went FUCK IT TIME TO EAT THE CREW!!!! pretty early on, but somehow they rallied and now I’m sitting pretty with a scion, a townhouse, some heirlooms, a fancy gun and an even fancier engine, and I’m about halfway to being able to afford a ship with a bigger cargo hold. Not too shabby for a former natural philosopher with an apparent predilection for cannibalism!