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YOU know what? No. I will look for the bike lock over the weekend, but I am NOT letting this get me down. If necessary I will get another lock. One that can fit in my bag as much as I LOVED this chain lock, it was heavy as hell and the lock itself was starting to go. I'm upset at the loss, but I'm not letting it break me. I need to get my bike looked at anyway- picking up a new lock is just another thing to get me to the bike shop that much faster.


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HOLY CRAP

My boss at the third job really, REALLY wants me to send in a picture of myself and a bio to use because I am THEIR EDITOR up at their website!!!!!! I will link here once it's up. I have never written a bio before- what do I do?!


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Some emotional stuff:
Just got a great supportive phone call from my boss, my ex, and the entire freaking office at the third job. They were all over me with concern, worried that they were overworking their only content editor with what's been going on. I was so very happy to hear that they were worried about me, and I was even happier to tell them that it is their work that keeps me on an even keel when I'm in the house on my own. My boss has been where I was before, and both she and my ex were all for me calling them if I need anything at all, even just to talk. I did a good job keeping the quaver out of my voice as I thanked them. It really is true that you can never have too many good friends.

HOLY CRAP

My boss at the third job really, REALLY wants me to send in a picture of myself and a bio to use because I am THEIR EDITOR up at their website!!!!!! I will link here once it's up. I have never written a bio before- what do I do?!?!?!?!


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Success!!!! It wasn't the super hyper awesome fancy stuff that the drug reps bring sometimes- in fact it was just sandwiches and salads from Boston Market- but who cares! I'm calling this one a victory!!!!


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So.

Decided to do something different today and have lunch in the kitchen on the other side of the building. At first the idea works quite well, and I eat lunch away from my office for the first time in AGES- with the minor added boon of noone knowing where to find me to interrupt my lunch(which is a killer). However, I'm not done with my lunch for more than five minutes(have not cracked open my copy of Monster Musume yet!!) when the secretary for that side of the building says she's kicking me out because the drug reps are there with free lunch for their staff. I leave without saying a word(she mutters an apology), but I'm going to have the last laugh because they just paid for my dinner!!!! I'm swiping some of that food as soon as the day is over and that will be my dinner tonight at the second job. So HA!HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!

It promises to be real good too...medium steak tips and other goodies people with actual budgets get to eat....Yum.


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The Chinese put it best -ren bu hui tai duohao yu.

One can never have to many good friends.

Thank you, everyone.


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Celestial Healer wrote:
And... FHDM acknowledged that it can be nice being outside when the temperatures aren't sub-freezing! I wish I had my phone set to record those remarks. I'm sure he will deny everything.

I had been drinking at Bonchon earlier! I didn't know what I was saying!!!!


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Drejk wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
YOU WILL ALL CONVERT TO THE GLORY OF BONCHON.
What?

I envy your innocent confusion. When You visit New York and are hanging out with CH and I, and the glory that is bonchon invades your mouth, your innocence will evaporate in a haze of sauce and seasonings, leaving you enlightened in the way only Korean cooking can!


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Made a minor update to half orcs for Freehold! The Saga of Wune.


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And oh yeah, I'd need a new demin jacket. Black, of course. I really don't like blue denim jackets.


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Also, trying my damndest to convert more Fawtls to BonChon. Told Solnes about it yesterday and she is down if she's ever up in NY.

You will all convert.

YOU WILL ALL CONVERT TO THE GLORY OF BONCHON.


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Sitting in a bubble tea cafe that appeared out of nowhere sipping chai iced tea with pearls. Got out of work about an hour and a half early, so I figured why not? Still loving the hell out of this keyboard.


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Awesome.

I have one more work to edit and then I'm done with the anthology I'm working on. I'm kinda excited.


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David M Mallon wrote:
DSXMachina wrote:
"For the greater good."
THE GREATER GOOD.

shut it!


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So. This day wasn't so incredibly awful. Doom Came To Dustpawn with friends both old(baronaremhashevaum) and new(everyone else there). A PM from even more supportive friends. And I just edited one more piece for my publisher. I have one more to go and then the anthology is complete!!!! I'm excited about something for the first time in a while. But I've got to go get some sleep so I can get ready for work tomorrow. That might be a trial as I missed Friday to deal with the obvious, but I'm actually looking forward to chopping down the very thick tree that is my caseload a bit.

Things are still strained, but with support like this, sharp pain is turning into a dull, if insistent, ache.


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About to play doom comes to dustpawn!!!


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Good to see you, man.

It's been a strange weekend.

I'm going to manhattan today to hang out with baronaremhashevaum and maybe play some Pathfinder.


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Lamontius wrote:

wait did you just tell me that I am going to hell

see you there, man!


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Haladir wrote:

An oldie but goodie from the Onion...

God Angrily Clarifies 'Don't Kill' Rule

for some reason, I can't help but see God as Rick and Jesus as Morty from Rick and Morty.


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For all interested


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I could have sworn Jesus kinda muttered out of both sides of his mouth on the old pacts with God and the new pacts with God, saying that the old stuff still flew but the new stuff was an addendum....


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Taking care of business at second job, did something for wife at her direct request today and posted in fawtl 2 wor thread. Almost feel... okay.


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People can change. People HAVE to change. We're not the same people we were a few years ago. I've met people who were disgusting bigots who later changed their minds and their ways. Some got even worse, even in the face of proof that they were wrong. We all evolve over time, some for the better, some for far worse. As a result of this alone, we can't all move in lockstep, nor can we simply cut off those who aren't toeing the line. Everyone is at different places along the path. There has to be some kind of allowance for disagreement, change and evolution.


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DSXMachina wrote:

Unfortunately it's all cloudy here, just when I was hoping to paint some mini's. (hopefully it's not the toxic fog)

Anyway, FHDM 1/3 fun things is good and BP sounds really quite nice/tasty.

am I.... Eating BP? Is that cannibalism or just a night at KFC?


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aeglos wrote:
Tordek Rumnaheim wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Hopefully, I shall get a chance to meet plantyman today. We shall see.
I'll be meeting ya'll for lunch today. Do you think plant man will be offended if I eat a salad? It's Friday so my choices are limited today.
the professor?

Good news, everyone!


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I do miss seeing him a roundabouts. Please give him my best.

In other news, morning. It's rainy and miserable outside. But it's warmer than I thought it would be. Going to hang out with wife and friends tonight. Taxes tomorrow, then church with wife on Sunday followed by editing. Things are... Okay, for now, I think.


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Why must things be separated at all?

America tried separate but equal. It didn't work, and not for the reasons most think of today. What's wrong here is wrong. Violence against women may be particularly odious, but violence against anyone is wrong. I'm all for helping the victims of violence, but I think creating a hierarchy where one type of violence is somehow worse isn't the right way to go about it.


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DO EET TORDEK!


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Manimal wrote:

On just men vs women...

Men have (the arbitrarily made up number of) 2.0 "privilege points" (pay, safety, opportunity) in our society.

Women have fewer; let's call it 1.8 points.

Every time we fix a valid discrimination (which, fixing it is a good thing) against men, but not women, that gap widens.

Before we start fixing discrimination for everyone, let's level the playing field, first. That means that, while discrimination against men is still a real problem, discrimination against women is a bigger problem.

Nobody should be the victim of violence, obviously, and everyone has the same human rights...but let's make sure everyone has the same freedom to exercise those rights. Widening the privilege gap is not how we do this.

Credit to Jeff Dee (of DnD fame) for this argument.

it may just be my poor mood at the moment, but at lot of this-not just from you, but from everyone who ascribes to this line of thinking - is that violence against men or anyone perceived to be in power in any situation or particular society just doesn't matter. Statements like "Noone should experience this BUT" are the clincher for me. I want the guys who mugged me to suffer for it to maybe more than what's in accordance with the law. I want the guy who almost raped my sister in law to suffer, maybe more than what's in accordance with the law. I want the guy who attacked and gave a split lip to my boss at my second job just because he happened to be gay to suffer, maybe more than in accordance with the law. I want vengeance, but I will settle for justice. I have no problem with(sis in law and boss at second job) them getting justice before I do. But that shouldn't mean that my story gets handwaved away or that what happened to me doesn't matter. Or that there is some insane conspiracy that says because I'm a heterosexual black male I'm somehow encouraging the latter two situations and making up the former. I want justice for all, including myself. As I said, I have no problem waiting. But I still want justice if not vengeance FOR EVERYONE.


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LazarX wrote:
Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:

"I was going to write a grandiose response to the posts that came after my initial irritation with entitled men crying reverse sexism whenever their privilege is threatened, but LazarX summed up everything I was going to say better than I could have."

to whit,.....
"You can go around saying that there are wives who beat on their husbands, and you'd be correct. However if you try to establish an equivalence between that and the systemic problems of male abuse against women, you're posting from deep in Delusion Land. They ARE both problems, but they aren't equivalent problems."

My friend, the paramedic, had to cpr this guy whose wife slit his throat with a butcher knife. Every time he'd pump the chest, the blood would squirt out of his neck. I don't know, is that f~!%ing equivalent enough for you?

1. Do you get whistled at by female construction workers on a regular baiss when you walk down a street?

2. Do you have a regular problem of sexual harassment by women and when you complain you're told that it's your fault because "you're dressed that way?"

3. How often do you walk down streets at night? Or maybe while jogging in a park with the thought that a man was raped by a woman last night, and that it might happen to you? Or that a man was struck down by a female wilding gang and his body was found two days later?

4. How often are you considered "bossy" because you followed the same effective leadership style you saw a female manager do?

5. How often have you been told that your role in a marriage should be that of a submissive helpmate to your female spouse?

6. Are you overcharged on a regular basis for auto repair by a female mechanic?

7. Have you compared clothing prices for men and women lately? How many
women's pants come with pockets? Have you thought about why?

8. Rutgers University's New Brunswick Campus had a report of 6 women raped on campus last year, compared to 4 in 1984, last year that I was on campus. Presumably you went...

wilding gang? Seriously? Did you copy and paste this from 1992?

Still, let's go down the list...

1. No. Still, to my last professional knowledge, someone doing that can be readily sued and cost their company a lot of money. That said, I live in NY, the rules may be different here.

2. Nope. I usually get offered free shirts when going to top less actually.

3. I was mugged several times in my life, most recently a few blocks away from my house. Each time has been a major upheaval, and it has taken me time to recover, most recently causing a lot of strife in my marriage. I've been cautious on all streets as a result. Still doesn't keep me from being mugged or from living my life.

4. Happens all the time. My supervisors, all of them female, can dish it out but not take it.

5. Due to the aforementioned strife, my wife is essentially taking over the budget. I will literally be bringing the money home and have little to no say how it is spent.

6. I don't own a car.

7. I don't compare prices, no, and I have no idea how many pockets women's pants have. This is rapidly going in weirdo conspiracy theory territory, at least with that last.

8. That is monstrous, and all guilty parties should be found, harshly punished, and the victims receive all available support on healing. I pray the perpetrators suffer.


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On the bright side of we got audited today and passed with flying colors. They loved everythingtthey saw, even though it threw us all off(unexpected audit during a day we were having a special event and other guests).


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LazarX wrote:
Samy wrote:

Who cares which side has it worse?

What matters is we should stop this kind of behavior for EVERYONE. The ones who get it more AND the ones who get it less!!

And see my post again about why you SHOULD care. Because when you sincerely ask WHY does one or more group has it worse, you can start working on being part of the solution, instead of part of the problem.

I don't buy it. Just because someone has it worse, as it were, doesn't mean it's okay that someone else experiences it less. I am for wiping things out such behavior completely, without the whys and wherefores.


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It's almost like it would be wise to shop around for insurance. If only there was a marketplace of some kind where I could compare plans and pick the best one for me.... Who am I kidding. That's dangerous communist thinking!


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This will make poutine and ice cream outings... Challenging.


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Hama wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Hama wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
I would say much the same, but I love Bay and hate whedon, so.. There's that.
A perfect prompt for me to disregard everything you say about movies and tv shows...
sorry, but I don't think TV and movies were in an abyss until whedon appeared. I will never understand the fanatical devotion his fans display, and I never get tired of the look of shock horror and dismay I see on their faces when I simply state whedon isn't perfect, much less what I think of him.

I honestly couldn't care less about your opinion on Whedon himself. I, myself don't have a very high opinion of the man. What I do love is some of his works, which are beyond quality.

Firefly coming to mind first. Plus he wrote some amazing scripts. Plus he wrote and directed Avengers.

See, I've found it a perfect gauge of personality. A person who doesn't like Firefly? Someone I don't want to be hanging out with .

yup, perfectly sane and reasonable, as all other whedon fans....


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Sissyl wrote:

Americans complaining... really complaining... that... get this... they have to WAIT to see a movie that has opened somewhere else in the world???

For serious? Really?

It boggles my mind.

there's a patriotism aspect at play here that makes things difficult. I think America should see this movie first before anyone else, but I would feel the same about Israel getting the sabra movie before anyone else, Saudi Arabia getting the Arabian Knight movie before others did, UK getting captain Britain before anyone else, etc.


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Considering that in the original movie, which some people here have lionized, had splinter as a pet rat practicing martial arts in his cage before mutating, I'm taking this with a grain of salt.


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Good morning.


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One mofo called!

Hey treppa, badgah.

Do not beat yourself up, treppa. I'm sure your work is just fine!


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I dunno. Maybe I should see him personally myself and get a feel for the guy. I am not anti Catholic or anything like that myself, mind, just not a practitioner of the faith, and a little weirded out mom converted so readily and zealously and vocally (topic of every conversation we have it seems) after a lifetime of Protestant faith(my lifetime anyway).


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Getting cheesecake at juniors. This is Brooklyn eating at its finest.


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Good morning fawtl!


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Black Dougal wrote:

M:"What are you supposed to be, some kind of a cosmonaut? "

DPV "No, we're exterminators. Someone saw a cockroach up on twelve. "

M:'That's gotta be some cockroach"

DPV: "Bite your head off, man. "

Ghostbusters


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Uhh... That's supposed to be big boobs... Still love books though!


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Good morning everyfawtl.

Got the bulk of my stuff here back at home. Trying to work things out with wife as best a possible. Apologized for things I got wrong, and moving forward. Things still may not work out, but it won't be for lack of trying. And if they don't, well, I have an excellent support system and I'll handle that as best as possible. I love her very much and will do what I can to make her feel that love. Last post on this topic. Now returning to your normally scheduled freehold. Whedon/Facebook/Alton brown sucks, big books, giant robots and tabletop gaming rule, etc, etc...


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Hey man, the things from the dark crystal freak me the hell out. Everyone's uncanny Valley is different.


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Rynjin wrote:
Heathansson wrote:
yeah; the 90's version was soooooo much better.

Much, actually.

Even Vanilla Ice's cold dead eyes aren't as creepy as that...thing wearing Mikey's headband/mask.

the original movie was cute. I liked it- had more in common with the darker original comic. The sequels... Not so much. You want to hold those up over Bay just cuz, well, I'll pass you an extra large glass of haterade.


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Morning all,

So today's the day I talk to my wife. I'm not sure what she's going to say or what I'm going to say. I'm going to listen as best as possible, but I'm going to speak up more than the last time.

I can't believe I've been living on a friends spare bed for just over a week. It still feels like a dream, that part. I did some role playing last night with my friends, who did their best to give me a worst case scenario and I was able to get some things out, even if I still don't know what to say today exactly. This morning I ran into my friend on the way to work, and confessed I didn't know what to do if things went south tonight. He said the shortest, wisest thing he could have when he told me that if I had to rebuild my life then that's what I would have to do, and he offered to help.

I don't know how to say it in the original Chinese, but it's true - one can never have too many friends.

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