Automanic Pixie Dream Girl
September 30, 2020 11:14 AM   Subscribe

Automanic Pixie Dream Girl
A website that gives you a really tiny adventure to do every month to make you do something different and maybe try something new.

The idea is that it's really really easy to spend a lot of time just doing all the stuff we need to do to live. Getting out of that is important and good and makes you happy, but often it feels like you need to have a whole plan and go out your way to find something to do.

This way, you don't.
You get an adventure from a list of adventures, and then you go out and do it at some point, and then.. yay!

It's aggressively twee and cute and free of cynicism.
Just tiny adventures.
Role: Developer
posted by Just this guy, y'know (2 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

This looks nifty, and very uplifting at a time when that's really needed! FWIW, on my first attempt, two of the three possible adventures were the same one. On the two subsequent attempts, there were no duplicates, but I thought you might be able to fiddle with something to keep dupes from popping up.
posted by The Wrong Kind of Cheese at 11:20 PM on September 30, 2020

Yes, known issue. I basically churned this out super quickly (whilst learning React) and we wanted to make it go and then make it better.

Currently the adventures list is just manually in the code. I've got a plan to move it into a database which will require all new picking code anyway.
I'll try and fix the picking code first.

I also have plans to sort out a system whereby you can log in and choose your adventure (that's why the adventures are buttons) and do a bunch of stats on who has done what adventure and how popular each on is etc.
The actual login code is all in there and working, just hidden, whilst I make it actually do something.

But of course I have boring real life to do before I do all that. (Plus my tiny adventure for October)

I really hope you'll try a tiny adventure.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 4:27 AM on October 1, 2020

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