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My boyfriend used to play... He doesn't anymore. He is pretty much just into MMOs these days.


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lynora wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Wisconsin, it's colder than hell.
Wouldn't just about any place be cooler than hell?
Not necessarily. Hell is pretty temperate. :P

Hell is pretty scenic place to visit... I just wouldn't want to live there.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Aranna wrote:
Speaking of locational stuff. We here in Michigan have neat terms for the people living either north or south of the bridge. Those in the north are called Uppers (pronounced you-pers) and those of us living south of the bridge are called Trolls (because trolls are what live under the bridge. :)
I wonder if that's a localization of yuppie?

Ya no, eh.

Not even remotely related.


Rosita the Riveter wrote:
Drejk wrote:
Rosita the Riveter wrote:
Aranna wrote:
I for one detest surfing on a tablet... specifically my iPad. BUT I can't beat the ability to surf from anywhere I want, so I do it anyway.
I'll be at home on my couch, with both my laptops on the table in front of me (that's where I store them), and I still browse the internet on my tablet instead of using them. Laptops are just so awkward and uncomfortable to use, and were only an improvement compared to desktops.
Tablet more comfortable for web browsing? Bluettooth mouse then?
No, I use the touchscreen. A mouse would be uncomfortable.

Probably a suggestion for me. One I might actually try out sometime assuming such devices can be located.


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Speaking of locational stuff. We here in Michigan have neat terms for the people living either north or south of the bridge. Those in the north are called Uppers (pronounced you-pers) and those of us living south of the bridge are called Trolls (because trolls are what live under the bridge. :)


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Freehold DM wrote:
Holy s*@~, a daddy longlegs just took out a snake more than 1000 times it's size

Nice job spider! All my daddy long legs spiders ever caught were pavement ants... Now my spiders seem like under achievers.


Redbeard the Scruffy wrote:
Given women from Jersey are all witches, isn't that Irrisen?

Really?! All of them? That's sexist.


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Orthos wrote:

I guess part of the issue is that I'm a sucker for simplicity.

I'd rather have something that's plain and functional than something with all the bells and whistles.

So when I went to get a phone, I got something with the bare minimum of phone stuff. It does its job, does it well, and doesn't have a bunch of excess things to deal with (or perhaps more accurately, they don't intrude to the point of interfering with the phone's main purposes).

Ditto with the Kindle. I got it to read books with; it does that and does it well, and doesn't need to do anything else.

I have a brother like this. He refuses to get a smart phone and only uses a phone that basically just makes calls. He still has an iPod too. My mother gets frustrated with him, but he just wants to use it for calls so that's all he gets.


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Rosita the Riveter wrote:
Aranna wrote:
I for one detest surfing on a tablet... specifically my iPad. BUT I can't beat the ability to surf from anywhere I want, so I do it anyway.
I'll be at home on my couch, with both my laptops on the table in front of me (that's where I store them), and I still browse the internet on my tablet instead of using them. Laptops are just so awkward and uncomfortable to use, and were only an improvement compared to desktops.

Yeah using a mouse with a context sensitive menu is the fastest and easiest way to use a computer. Tablets and phones don't have that ability making them a pain for me to use... so if I have a choice I always surf with the mouse on a real computer. If I don't have a choice, then I use what is available.


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I for one detest surfing on a tablet... specifically my iPad. BUT I can't beat the ability to surf from anywhere I want, so I do it anyway.


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I will re state something I said somewhere before...
Credit makes NO sense. Credit Officers make NO sense. It's like the world wrote some program for deciding a persons wealth ability and now blindly follow it without ANY regard for reality.

The only time I found it impossible to have credit was when I was in college and getting my first car. They took one look at my numbers and said "Nope! You have no credit history at all. You can't have a loan." Never mind that I was in college with good grades and had a high likelihood of having a good paying job later. NO history = NO way. Contrast that with later in life when I had lost my job and was busy ignoring all those bills I couldn't pay anyway. And the new car I wanted was easy to get a loan for... WHAT!?! When I didn't have to beg or plead for the loan I asked him what was up. I mean I wouldn't have loaned me any money at that point in my life, totally crazy! But for some arcane reason my credit score was good enough to get that nice loan and that's ALL they cared about?!


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Freehold DM wrote:

So...

I went to the gym with my mom last night.

It was surprisingly non-frustrating and she gave me a lift home afterwards.

I think this might become a regular thing.

My relationship with my mother improved enormously since I moved out. Maybe that is the way of the world.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Aranna wrote:
Tacticslion has joined the dark side and is now cheating in computer games...

Hey: I don't have time to allow computer games to tell me, "Congratulations on not acting out of character in that one conversation: you get to watch innocent people die now and suffer two lacks of achievements you've spent the whole game working on because of a reasonable decision you made two chapters ago; by the way, we've auto saved so you can't do anything, Nyah!"

I mean, it's frustrating enough that Banner Saga have people react in weird ways to arbitrary choices (I "don't care?!" Lady: I told you to tell me, personally, immediately! Talk, don't presume!) but this? Nope.

Spoiler alert for Banner Saga: don't accept the backbiter into your team. >:/

You know the saying, "save frequently".

Even Jesus saves;)


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Tacticslion has joined the dark side and is now cheating in computer games...


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Doesn't everyone love Gundam? It has a timeline for everyone.


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So it's one of those ancient classics? Is it any good? I had to search a while to find Breakfast Club but it was kind of nice. I wouldn't go through that much hassle to see old bad movies...


Caddyshack?


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I stand in the yard confusion and a smile on my face. I can smell spring in the air. I can see green leaves on the bushes and green grass instead of snow under my feet ...
Normally this is the worst month of winter. God bless the El Nino winter.


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Hmmm...
Vote Tammy and Kelsey in 2016.

~runs and hides from the bike~


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Apparently Kelsey loves to refer to herself in the third person... Perhaps Kelsey is a Bob Dole supporter?


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captain yesterday wrote:

Have you ever been to Chicago.

Detroit is worse off granted, but Chicago is a filthy cesspool of villainy, corruption and trash everywhere, and I mean everywhere.

Nothing good ever comes when I go to Chicago, nothing.

I really hate Chicago. :-)

I like Chicago. I occasionally take day trips there to shop and eat. It seems wonderful.

Detroit on the other hand doesn't really draw me there... Though I did shop at the IKEA near Farmington once.


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Sharoth wrote:
This is pretty scary if you really think about it.

Cute video. But ultimately wrong. No economy can survive humans being unemployable.

Although we will see the biggest test of this within 5 years when cab drivers are replaced by robots dropping massive numbers into unemployment.


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Fergie wrote:

Well, she got into her stitches again.

On the plus side, she got the cutest little outfit after getting patched up.
Warning: Probably the most heartbreaking/warming rat photo ever!

awwww.

Don't they make cone collars for rats? You know, the ones they put on dogs to stop them from chewing holes in their hide when they get fleas.

Coney Dog


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Most of my teachers were pretty good... except for three of them.

- The worst one was a sexist who subtracted a full letter grade from all his female students. And treated us like dirt. I learned two things in his class: that no one in the system actually cares if you are mistreated and that my mom for all her faults was like a tornado ripping her way through red tape and bureaucrats like a tornado through flimsy buildings on my behalf.

- There was also one old guy who droned on in a monotone using a script he wrote 30 years ago... It was SO hard to stay awake in that class. I didn't learn anything in his class...

- The last was a mean woman who hit me with a metal ruler every time I failed to pay attention in class. I did learn to write poetry in her class. I even won an award for poetry so she did at least teach me even if it hurt.


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Happy Birthday Lynora!


captain yesterday wrote:
I don't think it's that cold, certainly not diving in a frozen lake cold.

You should try it sometime not really cold cold per say. Your body is steaming hot when you jump in so all you get is this cool needles sensation across your entire body as all your pores slam shut. Totally wild.


NobodysHome wrote:
Orthos wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
If it helps, I think all beer tastes terrible.
I've never drank it so I can't vouch for the taste, but I'll say that all beer smells terrible, which does not bode well for taste.

I went through my teens convinced that beer was a terrible practical joke played on everyone by aliens; who would willingly drink that stuff?

Then my German professor gave me German beer, and I could actually see drinking it for the taste. A few months later, traveling in England, a Londoner bought me a pint of draft Guinness from a London pub. Divine!

There are still very, very, VERY few beers I will drink for pleasure, but if you get a good one, you finally understand the obsession

Trader Joe's Oatmeal Stout is the cheapest one I can think of that I really like. But I'm a stout kinda guy. I like reds and lagers. I've never met an IPA nor a wheat beer that I liked, or could even tolerate.

But ah, during grad school in Davis, sitting on the Sudwerk patio in 100-degree weather sucking down a 1-litre mertzen and a platter of onion rings and hot wings! Those were the days!

Your taste in beer is similar to mine, I prefer reds and lagers as well and find IPAs to be nasty as well as most wheat beers... There was an amazing wheat beer made by Sam Adams, Cherry Wheat, made with Michigan cherries that was divine... It was like alcoholic dessert in a bottle. But they changed the recipe and now it is a pale imitation of the masterpiece it used to be.


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Cap'n Yesterday's Winter Bliss wrote:
Redbeard the Scruffy wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Aranna wrote:
Ok I will bite what is thunder snow?
THE GREATEST THING EVER!!!!

Gonna respectfully disagree. Naked women continue to be listed among the category "thing" of which to be greatest. Can't believe greater.

Have men fought wars and lied and said they like crappy romantic comedies for the remote possibility of maybe seeing thunder snow? Has friend battled friend over thunder snow? Is their a multibillion dollar industry devoted to the exploitation and filming of thunder snow?

I think not.

In the north, you can have both, have you never shagged in the snow.

It's a lot more fun then you may think.

Is that anything like the feeling when you leave the steamy sauna and immediately dive into the near frozen lake to cool off? We used to do that in the UP here in Michigan.


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Ok I will bite what is thunder snow?


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NobodysHome wrote:
Aranna wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Aranna wrote:

Anyone else catching Superbowl fever out there?

I am. I have a Broncos outfit. I have a couple cases of Bud Light (in the Superbowl cans. And I am going to prepare hand made pizza rolls with top quality mozzarella, pepperoni, grilled Italian sausage, and fresh red onion... and for the Veggie lovers they will be top quality cheddar, fresh broccoli, sweet peppers, and mushrooms.

Please tell me those are for decoration only, and not for human (or inhumane) consumption...

Is it that bad? And yes I know it's just alcoholic water but the food is supposed to be the star of the event not the beer.

Well, my feeling about it is that it's not quite alcoholic water, but "alcoholic water with an unnecessarily bitter and sour aftertaste". Even in our punker days when we needed plenty of beer cheap, we went with Mickey's Big Mouth Lager instead of Bud or Coors because they just tasted bad to us.

But to each his or her own...

Ok truth be told the beer was a gift to me from Budwiser and I wasn't going to drink all that Bud Light on my own so having a super bowl party seemed the smartest thing to do.


NobodysHome wrote:
Aranna wrote:

Anyone else catching Superbowl fever out there?

I am. I have a Broncos outfit. I have a couple cases of Bud Light (in the Superbowl cans. And I am going to prepare hand made pizza rolls with top quality mozzarella, pepperoni, grilled Italian sausage, and fresh red onion... and for the Veggie lovers they will be top quality cheddar, fresh broccoli, sweet peppers, and mushrooms.

Please tell me those are for decoration only, and not for human (or inhumane) consumption...

Is it that bad? And yes I know it's just alcoholic water but the food is supposed to be the star of the event not the beer.


Anyone else catching Superbowl fever out there?
I am. I have a Broncos outfit. I have a couple cases of Bud Light (in the Superbowl cans. And I am going to prepare hand made pizza rolls with top quality mozzarella, pepperoni, grilled Italian sausage, and fresh red onion... and for the Veggie lovers they will be top quality cheddar, fresh broccoli, sweet peppers, and mushrooms.


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captain yesterday wrote:
The kids will be getting new beds this spring, maybe bunk beds depending on how expensive they are, the extra space would be nice (essential).

I wish I had known this in November. My brother had a beautiful bunk bed he was getting rid of. You could have had it for free. It was hand made by my engineer father in his wood shop and solid oak.


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There are fault lines nearly everywhere. Most just aren't very active... sleeping peacefully most of the time.


I am recalling the time I brought a couple bottles of wine to an event my mother was throwing... she lectured me mercilessly because I bought screw cap bottles.
"No good wine comes in screw cap bottles" she scolded.

"The wine is an award winning Australian wine Mom... AWARD WINNING means good." I defended myself.

She wasn't convinced. But her guests loved the wine.


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Yeah my mom rescued a cat from a disaster. And that cat loved me and she loved children but she didn't like my mom for some reason and hated adult men. My mom would get so frustrated "I rescued you! You should love me more." She would say. Kitties are sometimes particular about who is ok to love.


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That poor kitty. I wonder how it got so badly hurt?


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ebon_fyre wrote:
Holy crap. I am NOT reading 11,000+ new FAWTL posts.

Come now it's kind of fun to read through what people were joking about in the past... even if you won't be responding.


Gisher wrote:
Aranna wrote:
Yeah "they" is the way people are going. And lets be honest it rolls off the tongue far better than those made up words.
All words are made up.

Only partially true.

At some point in history, yes, all words were made up.

But for the purpose of the here and now, some words are established and no longer made up. Where all these made up words people will never stop making either gain wide acceptance and become real words (like cisgendered or crowdfund) or fail to gain much if any acceptance and remain made up (like xhe).


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mourge40k wrote:
Alright, fellow Fawtl-ites! So, I'm working with a disappointed player right now, thanks to the fact that I have fully committed myself to not returning to a superhero game we started a while back because I despise Champions system I was using for it. Said player really liked their character, who I honestly enjoyed as well. So, while I'm running Kingmaker for the group, I'd like to try and find another system that I can use for some good-ole superhero-making fun! Any suggestions?

I am a super hero game junkie so I will give My recommendation for Mutants & Masterminds. It seems to be the best made super game out to date and as a bonus it is a d20 based system for easy learning. Other games I have played are V&V or Heroes Unlimited which are really fun but wildly unbalanced; Marvel Superheroes or DC Heroes both of which seemed overly complex and had uninspired play (to be fair this may have been the GMs fault); marvel supers (the one that uses cards) which was very quick and easy to play but also unbalanced; hero system or GURPS which feature point buy and dull combats; there is also Aberant by White Wolf which looked promising but I never got anyone else interested in playing it.


Yeah "they" is the way people are going. And lets be honest it rolls off the tongue far better than those made up words.


I don't know I thought South Park was amusing in a juvenile sort of way.


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gran rey de los mono wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
Aranna wrote:
What kind of calendar? Do I have to show up in cosplay or in swim wear carrying an AR-15 or lounging on some fancy car?

Monday - Cosplay

Tuesday - Swimwear
Wed - Historical garb
Thursday - Steampunk
Friday - Casual Day
Saturday - ???
Sunday - Profit
FIFY

Um... I am not sure what manner of outfit "profit" is? Perhaps we dress up as money or coins?


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Tacticslion wrote:

You know, having once again gone through Serenity (pilot), Train Job, Bushwacked, and Shindig, I can safely say: Firefly was a good show.

EDIT: for the curious, the other episodes are going to be watched... when I've the time. Sigh, time.

Yes I have watched Firefly often when bored and nothing new is on TV.


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captain yesterday wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
Redbeard the Scruffy wrote:

I will live. Tests come before promotions in life.

F*** is this midterm a b****!

What are you studing?

Is it a calendar, nobody told me we were doing a calendar.

Was... was that intentional..

What kind of calendar? Do I have to show up in cosplay or in swim wear carrying an AR-15 or lounging on some fancy car?


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thejeff wrote:
GM_Beernorg wrote:

Likely feels safe, or at least more comfy than in a bright area. Our white deaf cat Zoe has similar feelings it seems, as she loves going under any blanket me or the wife are using, making space for her is officially called "making a buggie yurt" as her nick name is Zoe Buggie (as in, bugs us for petting and constant attention)

Upside, kitty bed warmers, green, reusable, and non-toxic :)

Downside - occasionally pointy when you roll over unexpectedly.

I'd somehow tangled the sheets so she couldn't get out and was woken by a frantic cat trying to claw her way out through either my arm or the sheets.

My mom's cats have learned that by snuggling strategically around me while I sleep prevents me from rolling over... But I do wake with stiff joints when they do that


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Sammy has a habit in old age. She has discovered that the warmest spot is under the blanket. So she will stand next to a blanket and cry till I cover her up.


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Better you than me Baron. Saved me an awkward moment.


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captain yesterday wrote:

It was actually incredibly difficult, and has me in a horrible mood, that i feel terrible about the whole thing.

But, i'm glad someone is able to laugh about it.

It won't be me.

If I was there I would tickle you. Laughter is the best medicine.


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~leaves a trail of gold pieces leading the kobold back to the kobold caves~

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