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Tequila Sunrise wrote:
Blayde MacRonan wrote:
July 3rd... Season 2 of Knights of Sidonia comes to Netflix.
Blayde MacRonan wrote:
They announced last week that season 3 has entered production.
*Squeals like a nine year old girl*

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


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Krensky wrote:
My hovercraft is full of eels.

drops whatever he holding abruptly, walks in the direction of Ambrosia Slaad


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Drejk wrote:
I could use some Weather Dominator today... It's too hot and stuffy...

finally! A sane red dragon!


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lynora wrote:

Today the kidlet is twelve!!! How did he get so old already?!

We are heading to Dave and Buster's for birthday fun soon. :)

12. An important age. Please give him the warmest of birthday wishes from me.


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Aaaand I'm out.

No pain at all after three injections of novacaine!

Good dentist. Worked the tooth out of its housing with great patience, didn't break the tooth or anything. Nice smooth removal. Will post pics later!


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captain yesterday wrote:

Hopefully he's a fun uncle :-)

Edit: I know being a fun uncle is so easy it's almost accomplished by default, however I have a brother that is not a fun uncle, I shall call him the Un-Uncle, hardly does anything just sits on his couch all day or does work around the house kids can't help with, only watches scary disturbing movies that leave nightmares (Zombieland, all Aliens movies, every terminator (actually kids loved those), Predator, Jurassic Park, Star Trek movies (Penny "seriously, how do you make space ship battles so boring"), X-Men) he tells at them for the smallest slight, if there's a way to suck the fun out of being an uncle he'll do it, and his wife is just as bad!

Normally it would be easy to avoid but my parents lived with them so my brother wouldn't lose the farm, luckily the moved out recently so I don't have to deal with Un-Uncle anymore except holidays :-)

hey, those are fun movies that are an important part of my childhood development!


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Okay, fawtls. Some news.

I am probably overreacting, but I am posting from the dentists office. A tooth has cracked and gone bad in a bad way, and is not able to be saved (read: costs over 3x more to save than to lose). The pain from this tooth has become unbearable and has kept me from answering the phone of late(sorry sharoth). So I have just been injected with 2x anesthesia, and the removal will begin shortly.

Now, maybe I have been watching too much late night tv,but I know things can go wrong from minor procedures. So I want to let everyone here know how much I love them just in case the unthinkable occurs. I'm sure I'll be okay, but still. You are my family and I love you all very much. My life would not be much of one without you guys.

Now. To get that tooth removed. #2(I believe thats the tooth), it has been a pleasure up until now, but i fear we must part ways. Heres looking at you, kid.

Maybe I'll post pics of the rogue tooth after surgery.


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TheAntiElite wrote:

What Freehold DM said.

And I had been planning to quip about the post I had seen on the Book of Faces giving congratulations while wondering if and when blackness will be legalized. :-/

Which prompted an odd thought in relation to race and orientation, as I had in the past written 'bara' DragonStar adventures as part of an experiment with literary creativity. It was, to say the least, interesting - my writing partner was surprised at how very 'not yaoi' it was, which necessitated explaining the differences between the genres. This was in part where some of the writing fell off, as it were; the desire was apparently for a different set of tropes.

This bugs me as much for the nature of tropes as for the fact that people embrace them so eagerly. I'm sure that many have seen the rants on ethnicity I have put forth, aside from those that have been removed and redacted - I have made clear on numerous occasions that being black is one thing, but the expectations of 'acting black' are usually pretty offending. Yet with my friends, many embrace the camp cliches as appropriate self-identification. And I support them in almost all things, but that one is vexing and baffling to me, as much as people who hear me speak and see me dress and how I carry myself and presume to call it "acting white". It prompts resentment, yet the friends who act camp embrace that as part of their gayness, and it's not my fight, but the point to me is that their sexuality should not be their primary attribute of assessment, on top of the stereotypes.

Their embrace versus my rejection of associated stereotypes gives me frustration.

frames this post


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Rynjin wrote:

Or some particularly stupid troll logic pieces like this.

But be careful: If you're a liberal it might make you EXPLODE!

actually, I have no problem with the second amendme-

explodes


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captain yesterday wrote:
Tiny T-Rex (telling me about his dreams): this dream is gonna get a little weird dad, you might want to pay better attention, I sort of lost you last time.

I like this kid!


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lynora wrote:

Shackled City session was canceled. :(

For very good reason. A player had a family medical emergency. Hopefully everything turns out okay and of course we understand that family comes first.

here's hoping everyone is okay


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Yuugasa wrote:
Jaelithe wrote:
Yuugasa wrote:

It's also striking me now that I doubt most of the people who see it as no big deal to discriminate against a group on something as objectively minor as say, buying a cake, have prolly never been discriminated against by a business before.

While it might not seem like a big deal from your armchair as you visit the situation in your imagination it is a deeply unpleasant experience, usually far from receiving a polite(?) "I can't sell to you because of my personally religious beliefs regarding your lifestyle."

But even if it was that nice(?) that is a damn awkward situation to be in and it makes it clear on no uncertain terms you are not welcome there, and perhaps not welcome in any business nearby, also making you wonder if you are not only unwelcome, but in danger.

It is a really unpleasant experience, like really unpleasant. I'm honestly not sure how to explain it well.

I think you explained it quite well.

See ... this gives me pause.

I would never have considered that refusing someone service because of your religious convictions might actually frighten the subject of your refusal. Perhaps that's lack of empathy on my part.

I myself would never wish to frighten anyone who's just trying to go about their business.

I must reconsider my position, in light of all that's been said here. Thank you for explaining how such makes you feel, Yuugasa. I'd rather hear that than all the veiled and unveiled accusations.

It's all good.

Another way of explaining it has occurred to me. Most of the talk about selling cakes has been along the lines of; "Who cares if they discriminate, it's just a stupid cake."

But turn that around for a minute and put yourself in the shoes of the one that is being denied a cake. "Why is this person so invested in me and my life that they are refusing me a stupid cake?"

as someone who has been followed in stores before and dealt with all sorts of low-level bigotry(I have never been denied service, mind, though I have been accused of robbing places and searched unnecessarily), I know how this feels to an extent.


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Darklight sisterhood game today. May be able to share afterwards. Maybe.


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Yuugasa wrote:

GreyWolfLord, how is asking for equal rights the equivalent of attacking or pushing around the religious? Because anti-discrimination laws may force your business to serve the LGBT community?

You know who else they force you to serve already? Black people. Is that tyranny? If not why?

A lot of what you've said sounds like victim blaming GreyWolfLord, people won't be discriminatory towards LGBT folks if their rights aren't perceived as being threatened?

B!~@~*~%, what about the last innumerable years where there was no perceived threat and they where discriminatory as hell?

To me much of what you've said leaves a bad taste in my mouth because it strikes me as very similar to the "If blacks would just stop being so uppity (for asking for equal rights) they wouldn't face so much discrimination and fear, what happens to them is mostly their fault really, if they would just sit down and shut up everything would be fine for them."

No. No, it really wouldn't.

Of course not!

adjusts tarp covering mobile black tyranny device


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GreyWolfLord wrote:
Yuugasa wrote:

GreyWolfLord, how is asking for equal rights the equivalent of attacking or pushing around the religious? Because anti-discrimination laws may force your business to serve the LGBT community?

You know who else they force you to serve already? Black people. Is that tyranny? If not why?

A lot of what you've said sounds like victim blaming GreyWolfLord, people won't be discriminatory towards LGBT folks if their rights aren't perceived as being threatened?

B$*#%&@%, what about the last innumerable years where there was no perceived threat and they where discriminatory as hell?

To me much of what you've said leaves a bad taste in my mouth because it strikes me as very similar to the "If blacks would just stop being so uppity (for asking for equal rights) they wouldn't face so much discrimination and fear, what happens to them is mostly their fault really, if they would just sit down and shut up everything would be fine for them."

No. No, it really wouldn't.

That's not exactly what I'm saying. What I'm saying is there is an AWFUL LOT OF FEAR out there right now. If you look at the speeches and sermons from the SBC (and others) it is almost entirely based upon the fear people have of an aggressive LGBT movement. They may say something about the Bible...but most of it...it's due to the fear that they have of the LGBT movement moving to destroy the freedom of religion and the freedom of speech.

I feel that fear is what is motivating a LARGE number of people in the past few years...and I think that's the biggest obstacle currently.

I am under no illusion it will completely disappate opposition, but I think it will do a great amount of help in disappating it.

Unlike interracial marriage, for many, it is blatantly and obviously written out in the Bible in regards to homosexuality. You and I are not going to change this. Furthermore, history has shown, (and in this our Founding Fathers were extremely wise..this is also one of the reasons they gave for a separation...

nope that's in there too. Can't tell you how many people were happy with me so long as I wasn't one of those evil sinful negros who wanted to go against the bible and date their daughter/sister/niece.

They weren't bigoted, they had no problem with me going to the same school as their kids or anything. I just better keep the FREEhold locked up around their women folk. /s


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Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:
Gluten free goodies and as a bonus Alton Brown

:-(


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But..but....sex and diapers!


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lynora wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:

Am trying to make gluten free cookies for PFPL. They've been in the fridge for an hour and a half and are still not firm enough to slice. Something has gone wrong, but what?

This is the first time I've tried to bake since making recreational confectionery at college, so some sort of cock-up was inevitable. Still, never mind. If it doesn't work we'll just eat the dough raw LIKE BEASTS.

Gluten free baked goods are a pain. That said, they will never ever get the same consistency as normal wheat based stuff. Even if you've been fortunate enough to get a tasty version. It's basically like having to relearn baking all over again. It takes five different flours just to make a pie crust that doesn't taste like sawdust and sadness for example. Anyhow, good luck. :)

heads over to lynora's place for dessert

FHDM: Hey,this tastes like...melancholy. is there melancholy in here?

Lynora: yup. Along with spelt.

FHDM: It's good AND good for me!


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captain yesterday wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Yes, Captain Yesterday, if you ever come out I'll treat you and your First Mate.

But your kids have to stay at home with mine.

And we can take bets as to whether the house ends up barricaded against all outside intruders, or with interior barricades separating the factions, or both...

I can just see it now:

Impus Major: I'm the oldest. I'm in charge.
Penelope (is that right?): VrazorShaoiva la Revolution!

If I know Penny, it will seem normal, if a little quiet maybe, inside will be a maze of traps, with the kids camouflaged and quite possibly feral.... :-)

Inform the children that i will award the lead child with the razor sharp throwing disc and protective glove from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.


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David M Mallon wrote:
So this exists...

sobs, empties out wallet

What have you DONE?!?


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Kalindlara wrote:
Yuugasa wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:


I still haven't gotten that MMM threesome. I want a refund.

I have! Except it's usually way, way, way more than three and I suck them all until they melt into delicious goo!

...O wait, you said MMMs not M&Ms.

...I'm hungry.

...

Same.

omnomnom


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Joynt Jezebel wrote:
OK, enough talk about Anime. Lets talk about Hentai.

clears throat, takes podium, sips water

Quote:
On second thought, lets not. It will get the thread locked.

is sad


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Crimson Jester wrote:
Jess Door wrote:

::rattles around::

Wow....it's so empty...and quiet...

....

Somebody say something!!!!

Something

I miss miss door...


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"John Benbo wrote:
need to rewatch Knights of Sidonia for the umpteenth time in anticipation of the new season next week(!).

rearranges life in preparation


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Kobold Cleaver wrote:
We must burn these "literature" books, as they are fanciful and blasphemous to the Math. There is only Math.

foams at mouth,throws himself bodily at KC, arms flailing wildly


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aeglos wrote:

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AWWWWWWW! Hey there little possum dwarf guy! Hello!


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Celestial Healer wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:

International No Sausage Day, which was yesterday. I celebrated by not eating any sausage and I hope you did too.

Tomorrow is Intergalactic Stap Me Vitals Day, where you are encouraged to use that phrase as a substitute for your usual oath, curse word or expression of surprise. Let me know how you get on.

Every day is Sausage Day in my household.

immature giggle


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AM DR. PHIL wrote:

puts Freehold on an anonymous soundstage in Berkeley

You need to get real and buy one of my books for 89.99 and tell us what the heck is goin' on here son!

Then we'll send you to a secure "treatment facility" where we can video tape you 24/7 and Robin can throw popcorn at your g%#&**n head is what you need to do!

Get real son!

audience claps, while nodding wisely to each other

cries but I don't have 89.99!


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captain yesterday wrote:
Drejk wrote:
Operation Anchorage, that is... Which mysteriously vanished...
Ah yes, I figured it out, didn't think anyone saw it so I deleted it, we're at the Zoo now so the rampaging will have to wait :-)

puts pork chop in CYs pocket, informs carnivorous zoo animals of the deliciousness of his inner thigh


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Rawr! wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
PFS belly aching? ("But I have a character idea that can only be actualized in PFS....But they won't let me be a Tiefling Vivisectionist Alchemist/APG Summoner! I swear I will burn this entire forum to the ground unless everyone agrees with me!!!!")

"I'm still angry about the Crane Wing nerf!"

and people wonder why I have issues with organized play.


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BigNorseWolf wrote:
We ARE the mass extinction event.

we did an autopsy on the reaper ship we brought down. It has human dna. How could a spaceship have human dna....?


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NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:

What the actual f!**?

That could have caused a real serious fire.

Yep. I mean, the only "fortunately" in there is that the box was facing upwards, so it would have taken a physical pull on one of the wires to get a real fire going, but I don't pay contractors to endanger my family's lives.

...that explains why that check you wrote me never cleared.


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john Q wrote:
Paul Watson wrote:
And its still slavery. Saying "Oh, but it wasn't the really bad kind of slavery" does not do much for people's opinions of you as far as being a good source of moral judgement.
Nobody said slavery was okay. But that it was necessary for the people at that time

have you considered going into politics?


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john Q wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Ceaser Slaad wrote:

Could I identify the values I'm talking about?

I will limit myself to one brief example which I am carefully selecting in the hope it will avoid a firestorm.

The requirement for employers to pay their employees a decent/living wage is a moral requirement which goes all the way back to the Old Testament. For the sake of brevity I will omit the proof of that [which is rather elegantly summed up by the Apostle Paul in the New Testament. :-) ]

However, today the view has taken hold that the only determinant of what wages should be is the market, with employers arguing that they are being pressed to drive wages as low as they possibly can. But this is only due to the modern corporate management style which emphasizes maximizing short term profits at the expense of all other considerations. The fact that the corporation may be cutting it's own throat in the long run is glossed over because the highest level management is largely paid by short term stock options and responsible only to a board of directors they are at least partially in collusion with.

However, if management were willing to take a more "moral"/long term view then they could accept a slightly lower profit margin, pay their workers more, reinvest more in their company's infrastructure, and have a much more viable long term operation. This would also avoid some obnoxnious social expenses being foisted off on the nation as a whole. But absent the self discipline required to make a more moral choice, then others will try to impose that from the outside. Which unfortunately more often than not ends up making a bad situation worse in the long run.

I would avoid taking direction from any work that has system of economics in place that relies heavily upon slavery "servants".
Ancient Hebrews economics did NOT rely HEAVILY on slavery.slavery was a common practice in antiquity and even then the was not common in Ancient israel. The only reason Ancient israel even had...

you can gussy it up all you want. It's a system. It can be gamed. It can be broken. Not everyone plays by the rules. And when you are talking about a class that only has rights as a theory with respect to literally EVERY OTHER CLASS IN SOCIETY, next to noone is going to play by the rules.


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Ceaser Slaad wrote:

Could I identify the values I'm talking about?

I will limit myself to one brief example which I am carefully selecting in the hope it will avoid a firestorm.

The requirement for employers to pay their employees a decent/living wage is a moral requirement which goes all the way back to the Old Testament. For the sake of brevity I will omit the proof of that [which is rather elegantly summed up by the Apostle Paul in the New Testament. :-) ]

However, today the view has taken hold that the only determinant of what wages should be is the market, with employers arguing that they are being pressed to drive wages as low as they possibly can. But this is only due to the modern corporate management style which emphasizes maximizing short term profits at the expense of all other considerations. The fact that the corporation may be cutting it's own throat in the long run is glossed over because the highest level management is largely paid by short term stock options and responsible only to a board of directors they are at least partially in collusion with.

However, if management were willing to take a more "moral"/long term view then they could accept a slightly lower profit margin, pay their workers more, reinvest more in their company's infrastructure, and have a much more viable long term operation. This would also avoid some obnoxnious social expenses being foisted off on the nation as a whole. But absent the self discipline required to make a more moral choice, then others will try to impose that from the outside. Which unfortunately more often than not ends up making a bad situation worse in the long run.

I would avoid taking direction from any work that has system of economics in place that relies heavily upon slavery "servants".


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Kalindlara wrote:
Kthulhu wrote:

D....V....D ?

That's like a low res Blu-Ray, right? Or a more inconvenient way to stream a movie?

I still have a VCR. ^_^

Me too! It's how I watch all my favorite porn!

Man, sexual morality is awesome!

Although betamax WAS the superior format...


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It is also June 21st. Meaning it is my half birthday. Meaning it is
...

THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER...

;_;

I feel so weak....


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HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO ALL FATHERS.


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WE ARE UNDERWAY AT ANIME MID ATLANTIC! 50 PERCENT OFF FOR ANY FAWTL AT MY BOOTH!!!


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Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:
There's rules?
yes, we all must abide by them.

During my time in Vegas, I was taught there are 3 things you never speak of.

1. Politics
2. Religion
3. Sports

Just imagine if these 3 things were not discussed on an RPG site

oh yeah! No religious discussion here either.

Thanks TFY!


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Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:
There's rules?

yes, we all must abide by them.


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Kajehase wrote:

Kooo-a-ka-ka

Ko-a-ka-ka
Ko-a-ka-ka ka

Kooo-a-ka-ka
Ko-a-ka-ka
Ko-a-ka-ka kaaa

linkified.


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That'll help them learn that work ethic!


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captain yesterday wrote:
Yeah me too, I tried kicking them out but The Man says thats "child neglect" oh well maybe if I have them see knock off Motley Crue t-shirts in the basement for about 12-18 hours a day they'll develop a work ethic....

go for it!


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Hey FAWTLs!

As you guys know I sell shirts at cons! However my friend's brother has decided to go electronic and has some of his own stuff online. here is the link to his stuff. I'm wondering where this is supposed to go on the messageboards though, as he would like more exposure and maybe even work for paizo. Any ideas?


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David M Mallon wrote:
Hobgoblin Hacker wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
For those of you who like making fun of New Zealand.

I'm not nation-ist. Some of my friends are New Zealand.

At least they aren't New Jersey.

thank god!

I have to drive through there tomorrow on my way ro Virginia for anime mid atlantic!


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Rawr! wrote:

I need to drive to San Antonio, rip some faces off, and then go say hi to Mairkurion.

Hopefully, I won't get arrested.

I miss that cranky old bastard.


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Here's hoping he's able to give you some answers and good therapy. I know you are frustrated.


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David M Mallon wrote:
I always forget how awesome Mass Effect 3's Omega DLC is until I play through it. Doubly fun if you're playing a biotic-- more explosions than a Michael Bay movie.

challenge accepted.


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I-VI(and tactics)>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>all others.

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