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I wish I knew more about routers and such.


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Just sent the next batch of edited work to the boss at the third job.


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I have just spent the past hour and change playing X-Wing Alliance.

I now own X-Wing Alliance and Mechwarrior 4 Mercenaries.

Things are really looking up.


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LordSynos wrote:
Afternoon FaWtLies! I hope everyone is well again today, and that the day is treating you well. I also hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend ahead, a chance to rest and recuperate. Hail, rain, snow, wind and sunshine today, one of these days the weather will make up its mind. :P

you don't like my "random encounter" weather dominator setting?


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TheAntiElite wrote:
Ms. Pleiades wrote:

Now I'm wondering about crazy ways Golarion parents have to scare their children away from sex (except with the marriage partner they arrange).

I bet there are several variations of "If you have sex before you marry, the baby will be a tiefling!"

See, once upon a time ago, I was working on a project inspired by a rather amusing series of real life encounters - it was a collection of fantasy cross-racial erotica tales specifically based on incorrect stereotypes and misinformation, with a sort of overarching theme of 'humans are stupi-...er, silly.

This particular post brings to mind the sort of thing that a mother might say to keep their male children from becoming filthy filthy elf-chasers. "Are you that eager to become a father? You know the reason that elves don't keep to their own is because of the fact that human seed is guaranteed to find purchase in an elf. Do you want to break your mother's heart, making her grandchild a half-breed?"

Of course that requires a humanocentric vantage point, even if slightly silly. I would be equally intrigued by the sorts of misinformation held by other random races.

gotta love that hilarious level of bigotry.

A fantasy version of blazing saddles comes to mind...


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Tacticslion wrote:
Frost covered everything here in Florida when I exited my home. I remember when I lived in lands with snow above my head. Both felt good for a fever.

love everything but the fever part.


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Excellent dudemeister. Just excellent.


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Gorbacz wrote:

Man, I grew up on German and Swedish 70 and 80s porn. Nature vs. Nurture and all that.

So did most of my players.

Except for my wife, she grew up on hentai, which shows every time we encounter a roper, an aboleth, a chaos beast or some other slimy tentacled thing...

I grew up on both!

puts one arm around 70's porn and another around hentai

Thank you for making me into the man I am today.


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Tordek Rumnaheim wrote:

Yesterday was not such a good day. As we were driving on the interstate heading into work a large fiberglass ladder materialized out of nowhere directly in front of us. I swerved to miss the ladder and broadsided the guard rail. Fortunately my wife,our dog, and I were OK but the car did not fare so well. The side air bags deployed so I fear the insurance company will declare it a total loss. We were about 5 months away from no car payments.

It may be all good, this was the same car the deer hit two years ago, I think the car is cursed.

yikes.

I'm sorry man. But how did a fiberglass ladder appear out of nowhere? Did it use 2nd ed rules for surprise?


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Well guys...it's finally happened.

I got my first check from editing the LGBT erotica I was telling everyone about considerably far upthread- 40 whole dollars!

This dovetailed nicely into a friend of mine who was selling her bf's unused Nintendo 3dsxl for 50 bucks. So, thanks to editing, I essentially got a 3dsxl for TEN DOLLARS!!!!

As I write this post I am editing one last work for a new anthology the company is putting out! HUZZAH!!!


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Durngrun Stonebreaker wrote:
You do know that Pathfinder is not real life, right?

CHOKE ON YOUR LIE!!!!!!!!!!


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has interns do Wunian snow dance


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Quark Blast wrote:
thejeff wrote:
a) I don't think "average" is the point where you're not mentally capable of anything beyond flipping burgers. So it's still a vast swath.

The numbers may be large (depends on how you count) but the proportion will be small. I have a friend who loves to read - ever since he was given Head Start attention circa Kindergarten - and reads all the time. However, he is sitting at right about a 10 for INT and so what he reads reflects that. Better than not reading - no argument there - but he'll be lucky if he makes assistant manager someday at the burger place.

The point being - a college education (even CC) will not help him more than OTJ training in life. Subsidizing OTJ for him, for a job he actually wants to do, will be money better spent than two years at college learning the "core curriculum" - things that do not interest him and never will.

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b) It's not entirely clear that the enormous amounts given to charitable education causes actually result in "top flight" educations. Top flight education doesn't tend to look a lot like either charter schools or public school. Look where the elites send their kids.

Yes, but my point is that the amount spent per child by Gates-level enterprises rivals upper class private education and the results... well, they look a lot like public school results.

thejeff wrote:
c) Most importantly, what I think you're missing is the strict correlation between poverty and low education. One interpretation is that poor people are dumb and tend to have dumb kids, so there's no point in wasting much education on them. You're coming perilously close to this. There's a lot of evidence that actually being poor not only means you're likely exposed to less education, but that it actually makes it harder to learn. The extra stresses that come with poverty make learning harder, regardless of your basic intelligence or what kind of school you're in.
No, I'm not pulling the...

It seems to me that your appreciation of your own intelligence as well as the people around you is in dire need of improvement with respect to accuracy.


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Also, as many of you know, I was out hanging out with our own CH last night. Here are a few remembered choice lines from last night, that CH may come in here and correct, as I was quite pickled later in the evening...

Me: Ah! 19 degrees! Perfect weather!
CH: No. It isn't. It really isn't. I'd add more quips, but my jaw has frozen shut.

Me: Don't you just love the night air? It's INVIGORATING!!!!!
CH: You practically have to hide inside a dead animal for warmth. Mark your calendar, I made a Star Wars reference!
Me: Hiding inside a dead animal for warmth? Now that's a PERFECT SUMMER DAY!
CH: What's winter? Hiding inside a dead animal that's hiding inside another dead animal?

CH: Hey, you know how I said we should go downtown Manhattan to see what new places we could find to eat? Yeah, maybe we should do that when it isn't a freezing arctic wind whipping at us...


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I just love the candid nature of the shot...


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Stocking as an angel..


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Okay FAWTLs, it seems I have been holding out on you all. I just discovered that I have forgotten to post pics from the last convention of the year, DerpyCon!!!! So here are some choice pics.

These are the lovely ladies of Antipode, a belly dance troupe that will be at New York Ponycon this year(I hope)! I really, really want to see them perform...while lounging across a pile of pillows and the shredded browncoats of defeated browncoats, that is


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Lemmy wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Lemmy wrote:
thejeff wrote:
Lemmy wrote:
thejeff wrote:
Not compared to Batman is now a kid in a high tech batsuit, mentored by an aged Bruce Wayne. (That one's real - Batman Beyond. Not bad at times, but not actually Batman)

Batman Beyond was awesome! :O

Terry McGinnis is just as much Batman as Dick Greyson! :)

But not as much as Bruce Wayne.

True... Because one of the things that make Batman cool is his personality, which is very different from Dick's and Terry's (and that's great, we don't need a bunch of characters who act and behave the same).

And Damian is the best Robin ever!

WHOA....thems fightin words, buddy.

Which ones? The ones where I say that Damian is the best Robin ever?

Well, okay, then. i'm willing to fight for the TRUTH!

Let's get one thing straight.

Tim is the best Robin.

Or we could watch the teen titans go episode about the best Robin, which was hilarious.


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Looks like a family portrait to me.


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What the Slaad said. I am truly glad to hear you are recovering and i hope that you continue to mend.

I am currently in nosebleed heights of Harlem. I hope to meet up with CH downtown later on tonight!


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Oh my god.

You guys.

WE ARE ON ANDROFFA!


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Bjørn Røyrvik wrote:
You're better off skipping Macross 7 and going straight to Macross Frontier. M7 had a terrible protag, bad music and went on waaaaay too long.

Apparently you have never read any of my posts on Macross 7. It is one of my favorite series of all time, was the first anime soundtrack I bought on my first trip to Chinatown, and brought my disparate group of friends together. I'm still fuming that I missed out oN the chance to meet the band that played fire bomber and listen to them live at the anniversary special performance.

I do agree that the series went on a bit long.

The rest of your post made the vein in my forehead bulge uncomfortably.


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Adam B. 135 wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Insain Dragoon wrote:

Getting someone killed on your behalf is definitely an evil act.

The literal example in Kingmaker is a Dryad using charm person and suggestion to coerce your party into fighting a very deadly monster on her behalf. She's not trying to shoo you off or defend herself from you, but trying to use you as a meat shield.

If a PC did that most GMs would look at that good allignment and ask "really?"

in that case, everyone who ever hired an Adventuring party is evil.
"Hired." You said it yourself. If they used charm person on the adventuring party, then used the opposed charisma check to convince them to do something uncharacteristic of themselves, such as fight a strong monster for free, then it would be more like what the Dryad is doing.

never played with a DM that said charm could make you do something uncharacteristic of yourself -that's what dominate person is for. Opposed charisma checks are also not the same thing as dominate person.


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Insain Dragoon wrote:

Getting someone killed on your behalf is definitely an evil act.

The literal example in Kingmaker is a Dryad using charm person and suggestion to coerce your party into fighting a very deadly monster on her behalf. She's not trying to shoo you off or defend herself from you, but trying to use you as a meat shield.

If a PC did that most GMs would look at that good allignment and ask "really?"

in that case, everyone who ever hired an Adventuring party is evil.


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Lissa Guillet wrote:
It's a long time out. Paper work is the first step. 4 months to get through preauth and another 17 months on the waiting list though that will likely be reduced.

lissa! lissa! lissa! lissa!


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SHADOWRUN!!!!


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I am currently watching macross as part of my new years ritual.


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Celestial Healer wrote:
The chicken place?! Did Freehold take you to Bon Chon???

YES I DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIID!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unfortunately I drank on an empty stomach, so I have only bits and pieces of hazy happy memories. I apologize if I ran at the mouth too much.


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MagusJanus wrote:
I apologize for my silence. I had a very bad reaction to meds that hospitalized me for a day, and adjusting to the new ones has taken more time than expected. They've had to adjust the dosage a few times.

what's important is that you're back with us, and relatively safe.


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Orthos wrote:
Dangit Freehold, this is not a good night for snow.

reads the Fimbulwinter primer according to this, every night is a good night for snow.


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Zhangar wrote:

Phantasy Star IV (best of the series for actual game play - I sincerely recommend skipping the rest and going straight to IV. The gameplay of the prior entries is super clunky, but IV was great.)

unless you play 1-3, you really aren't able to appreciate not just what IV did right but the lessons learned along the way. People complain about iii, but it started the multigenerational adventure party mechanic in video game rpgs, and II was the first true mixing of science fiction and fantasy to my knowledge. I have yet to see a game split the genres down the middle like that.


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bluh...Just woke up not long ago..been sick after the past two days, which is why I haven't been posting much. But at the same time a new bed has just arrived, and sleeping on it has been heavenly. Truly heavenly. This is the first bed we have slept on since the...unwelcome visitors...caused us to get rid of the other one. Queen size double high with a pillow top. The only word I could use to describe it is one of the words for the sleep spell, and if I used it here, any who saw the post would fall into a torpor.

Unfortunately, the futon we were using to sleep on just got a crack in one of the support beams this morning out of nowhere. While it is a great sign that we got the bed at just the right time, it's still a bummer. There's some talk about getting another piece of wood to support the broken one, but I don't know when that's going to happen.

In other good news, I heard from the third job the other day- it turns out that they sorta kinda forgot my royalties for the sales over the past year, and they are sending me a check for 40 dollars. FORTY WHOLE DOLLARS!!!! It's not much, but...I'm a real editor now. I got paid for what edited! Which I did years past, but it feels more REAL now for some reason...

More other news, we got a Vitamix! I am literally drinking all of my meals now, which was a great help when I was feverish and just wanted to be back in bed. There is some talk about getting the dry-blade/carafe attachment so we can knead dough and do other interesting things that a food processor/dough maker would be able to do.

Bleargh. I gotta go to work. Will post more later.


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I miss minidisc players.


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Green lantern ring, with legion flight ring as a close second.


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That the Vong knew the Republic better than the Republic knew itself plus needless infighting in the face of an enemy that really wants to destroy everything (I consider the type of biotechnology the Vong implement to be a form of scorched earth tactics) isn't even barely plausible to me.


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Sub. 4. LIFE.


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That was my first full episode.


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This thread is evil.


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Just got a birthday card with 70 bucks in it from coworkers. What an unexpected and appreciated windfall.


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Aberzombie wrote:

Found out one of my favorite authors, Neil Gaiman, has a new book of short stories coming out in February. Huzzah!

I added it to my list of "Books for me". Sadly, it is the only thing on the list. This is partly due to many of my favorite authors being deadish. Another part is that I no longer purchase FR novels. Yet another part is I've cut down on the purchasing of Pathfinder novels due to Paizo's latest trend of going with noobs I've never heard of or people who've been around for awhile, but I've still never heard of and can only think "meh".

as life has a 100% mortality rate (Jesus admitted to using a cheat code), we need more new writers. Some of them will be awful. Others will not. You've got to roll those dice, chummer.


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Damn. My nudity has tipped my hand.


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I'd adopt you. I think you would make a wonderful imaginary friend.


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I'm all for this so long as something similar is worked out for trade schools. Because yikes, we need trades. Badly.


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HANGING OUT WITH ANKLEBITER TONIGHT AT BON CHON WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


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Beautiful.....


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953. Symphony of pain - While you do bleed when injured, you do not express your pain through weeping and moaning, instead your wounds emit a low-timbred, sad melody that leaves an impression upon all who hear it. It breaks the hearts of those who share your alignment, sounds depressing but ultimately forgettable to those who do not, and sounds strangely invigorating to those who oppose your alignment. If you are a bard, you gain an additional use of bardic music when at less than 50% of your hit point total.


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Possibly...


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God I love it here.


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Indeed. Blade will always be the best.

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