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RPG Superstar 6 Season Marathon Voter, 7 Season Marathon Voter. Pathfinder Society Member. 19,470 posts (26,242 including aliases). 13 reviews. 4 lists. 1 wishlist. 129 aliases.


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Harsh but fair.

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Freehold DM wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Garlic-and-cheese vinaigrette marinated burgers were a success. Three more left for later devouring. Now marinating some fish in the leftover dressing. No sense letting it go to waste.

..that sounds quite good.

What kind of cheese?

Parmesan, romano, and asiago, according to the bottle.

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Tacticslion wrote:
Xenthya, Nuzlocke Trainer wrote:
Xenthya, Nuzlocke Trainer wrote:
Xenthya, Nuzlocke Trainer wrote:
Xenthya, Nuzlocke Trainer wrote:
The Long Way Around

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Not dead yet! Just lacking in time for posting up long screenshot-laden posts like this. Now that January overtime is over, should see more activity from here.

The North Wind Howls
Under the Ice

Wow! Fast!

Also, hey, Orthos: would you mind, terribly, putting links to that other thing that you're working on either somewhere on your personal stats page, or here? I've been busy and my link to it has gotten buried... sorry!

Other tumblr project:
Sure, here you go. Haven't had an opportunity to work too much more on it, but hoping that will change tomorrow.
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Garlic-and-cheese vinaigrette marinated burgers were a success. Three more left for later devouring. Now marinating some fish in the leftover dressing. No sense letting it go to waste.

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They changed a lot of the ending, but it's not terrible. I was amused by it and the casting has permanently colored my mental images of the books.

I'm reading through the series again and just started So Long and Thanks for All the Fish a couple days ago.

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Not that I noticed, but at the time I lived out there I was single so my Valentine's were spent indoors and playing video games rather than out where I would have run into any celebrations.

There might have been stuff in the more urban-centric areas, like around ASU or in downtown Phoenix, but I tended to avoid those places.

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And Monday's a holiday. I'm betting Tuesday unless someone happens to poke their head in over the weekend.

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Krensky wrote:

* Facepalm.

No matter how much you disagree with a man, no matter how much of an asshat he is, celebrating his death is never cool.

This is par for the course for Paizo. Every post about the death of a conservative politician that I've seen in my years here has been filled with comments either celebrating the death or insulting the dead vehemently, if not both, until the moderators started deleting stuff.

It happened when Thatcher died, for example. Note how many deleted posts are in that thread.

Just flag them and move on until the mods can come in on Tuesday (they're closed Monday for a holiday) and clean it up.


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Xenthya, Nuzlocke Trainer wrote:
Xenthya, Nuzlocke Trainer wrote:
Xenthya, Nuzlocke Trainer wrote:
The Long Way Around

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Not dead yet! Just lacking in time for posting up long screenshot-laden posts like this. Now that January overtime is over, should see more activity from here.

The North Wind Howls

Under the Ice

Shadow Lodge

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captain yesterday wrote:
Meat can be marinated with anything.

While this is 100% true... there is a VAST difference between "can be" and "should be" ;)

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Tea/soda-marinated steak? How does that taste? O_o It's certainly not something I would have thought to do, but if it's good, I'll give it a shot.

I mean, I'm going to be marinating burgers in a garlic-based sauce when I get home in a couple hours, so I'm certainly no stranger to unusual flavor combinations. I've just never considered this particular one.

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Spam spam spam spam, spam spam spam spam....


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Xenthya, Nuzlocke Trainer wrote:
Xenthya, Nuzlocke Trainer wrote:
The Long Way Around

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Not dead yet! Just lacking in time for posting up long screenshot-laden posts like this. Now that January overtime is over, should see more activity from here.

The North Wind Howls

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captain yesterday wrote:
Yes, but you don't have kids. :-)

This is true! And even if I did they wouldn't be on my computer ;)

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NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
How does steam work again?

(1) Install Steam

(2) Weep as it eats up all of your network bandwidth and hard drive space because... Steam!

I haven't had much trouble with either of those being devoured... now my wallet on the other hand.....

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Redbeard the Scruffy wrote:
LordSynos wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
How does steam work again?

Like others have said, go to the Steam website, download Steam, install it on your computer, create a profile, add friends/join Steam FaWtL, and then message me so I can give you a starter pack of games. :D

I'm taking you for a Hatoful Boyfriend kind of guy. xD

That's...that's a lot of games.

How do you join groups on Steam? I only ever installed it to get Civ V to run when I bought it at the store years ago.

Let any of us who are members know what your Steam ID/username is and we can send you an invite.

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Tacticslion wrote:
Cap'n Yesterdays Winter Madness wrote:
G%#+#&n cold out.
So... Cania, then?

Worse. Jersey.

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Yeah I can't stand touchscreen stuff for very long, I get fed up with it on my phone after a very short amount of time. I've been half tempted to get a bluetooth mouse exclusively for using with my phone, if it works.

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*conjures popcorn eyeballs and munches while watching*

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Aranna wrote:
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.

Yeah, I didn't even have a smartphone - and had no desire for one - until I moved into the new apartment and actually needed something that could make appointments, check internet, or order food ahead of time when I wasn't at home. Prior to moving out on my own, I just didn't need those things, so there was no sense in spending the extra money to get a phone that had them. The phone I had before could make calls just fine and had a slide-out keyboard for texting, and since those were all I needed a phone to do at that time, it was very sufficient for the three years I had it.

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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.

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Redbeard the Scruffy wrote:

That's weird.

You bought a real cheapo then.

Like I said, I bought the phone to do basic phone stuff, plus internet. Why spend more money than I have to? I had plenty of other things I needed to pay for, since I was moving into my apartment at the time.

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Which I can't do right now as I'm back at work.

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Yeah that's all I know. There's nothing written on it that identifies it as anything further, and I don't remember anything else about it from when I bought it a year ago. I was looking at prices more than names.

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Freehold DM wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Redbeard the Scruffy wrote:

Orthos - I just bought a 16gig mucro sd for my phone for under ten dollars . I don't think a terabyte is even a hundred bucks.

If you don't have expandable memory, you need a new phone.

I have no idea if I do or not. I'm going to guess not, since I got the cheapest phone available that could still do what I want a phone to do - call, text, and have basic internet functions for when I'm not at home - and nothing more.

I don't see any visible SD ports when I pulled off the plastic cover, so if they do exist they're inside somewhere and I have no idea how to access them.

what phone do you have?

Verizon 4G LTE, I don't know/remember any more details than that.

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Redbeard the Scruffy wrote:

Orthos - I just bought a 16gig mucro sd for my phone for under ten dollars . I don't think a terabyte is even a hundred bucks.

If you don't have expandable memory, you need a new phone.

I have no idea if I do or not. I'm going to guess not, since I got the cheapest phone available that could still do what I want a phone to do - call, text, and have basic internet functions for when I'm not at home - and nothing more.

I don't see any visible SD ports when I pulled off the plastic cover, so if they do exist they're inside somewhere and I have no idea how to access them.

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Ross Byers wrote:
Why do you need an Official one? Making an LE paladin by taking an Antipaladin and writing 'LE' on the character sheet seems almost stupidly straightforward. It won't fly in PFS, sure, but neither will Evil characters.

For me personally? I don't. I would LIKE one, because I'm sure Paizo would do something interesting with it, but you're right, it's very easy to houserule. And I don't PFS so that's not even an issue for me.

The people who need an official one are those unfortunate souls whose GMs will not allow them to do things like that, who need official, first-party sources for everything, regardless of the ease of houseruling or the availability of 3rd-party solutions.

Thankfully the number of those sorts of GMs is dwindling in this day and age, but they're far from gone.

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QuidEst wrote:
Ross Byers wrote:
This is explicitly the kind of thing the Champion of the Faith archetype for Warpriest is FOR.
Lots of discussion earlier covering why Warpriest doesn't really accomplish the things some people are looking for. It works for many, of course, but I imagine the ones on here are in the other category.

I'll be blunt.

A lot of people - myself included - are just plain not impressed by Warpriest.

It tries on one hand to be a martial Cleric (something Cleric was pretty darn good at itself, and Warpriest comes off half-assed as a result), and on the other an any-alignment Paladin (again, something Paladin and Antipaladin do very well, and Warpriest comes off as trying too hard and failing).

If people wanted the Warpriest, they'd just use the Warpriest. The fact that they're coming here asking for something else is one of the biggest proofs that Warpriest just doesn't cut the mustard.

Here's my more detailed rant on the subject earlier in this very thread.

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And honestly, that's my main problem with the whole thing.

Yes, a phone can do all those things. Yes, a tablet can do all those things. But they can't do it as well.

My phone has an eighth the storage space of my MP3 player. And the MP3 player is usually packed full, to the point where I have to haggle and weigh my options when putting music on because invariably something's going to have to get pulled to fit anything new in.

If my phone could hold all the music I carry now on the MP3 player (or more!) as well as do all those other things, I might consider consolidation less irritating. Or at least consider letting it replace the MP3 player, and yes give myself one less thing to carry around. Though it's not really all that annoying - the MP3 player certainly fits in my shirt pocket a lot more comfortably than my phone does. Yet one more thing it does better.

But as it is, it simply doesn't work. It just doesn't have enough space. And that's not even getting into how annoying the music playing program on my phone is.

Same with the Kindle. It holds a ton of books, is very convenient to use, and does its job well. The Kindle program on my phone is clunky and uncomfortable to use, only holds a few books (which takes more storage space away from holding music, if I were still considering using it for that), and is burdened down by annoying, unnecessarily complex menus and navigation tools that I don't want or need.

The problem isn't that I don't like consolidation at all. It's that the consolidation options tend to suck because they try to do everything and half-ass it to make it all fit.

Jack of all trades, master of none.

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Redbeard the Scruffy wrote:
Orthos wrote:


Reason 3: A Kindle full of books is far more easily transported than a library of physical books.
A tablet is easier to carry than a kindle, MP3 player, web browser, PDA, notepad, etc... :-) :-P
Orthos wrote:
especially when the consolidated object is doing the job maybe a third as well, on a good day, as the individual specialized machines

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Reason 1: Kindle books tend to be cheaper than physical copies.

Reason 2: Downloading books is far more accessible and convenient than going to a bookstore or library to acquire a physical copy.

Reason 3: A Kindle full of books is far more easily transported than a library of physical books.

Reason 4: Libraries are an immense pain for me to use, much to my extreme irritation. The convenient one to reach, right next to where I work, charges $50+ for a membership (without which you CANNOT take their books) unless you are a resident inside the city of Chattanooga proper - suburbs don't count, much less someone like me who lives just across the GA border. The library in Ft. O is only open 8-4 Mon-Thurs, meaning I cannot access it except during an extremely limited window on my lunch break, involving a 20 minute drive there, maybe five minutes to look around, and 20 minute drive back to work to avoid my lunch break going too long.

Reason 5: Time. Travel time, wait time for library-to-library transfers, waiting if all copies of a book are checked out, and other delays. Or I can just buy the Kindle version and have it within 30 seconds.

All that aside, saying I don't like all my electronics consolidated - especially when the consolidated object is doing the job maybe a third as well, on a good day, as the individual specialized machines - is a far difference from saying I don't like any consolidation at all.

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The price is one of the big things, yeah. But it's more that I don't want something that does anything BUT read books; see the second paragraph. Unless I'm incredibly ill-informed, even the most basic tablet still comes more equipped with other stuff - web browsing, games, other programs, etc. I don't want that. I have a laptop for that. I strictly want a machine for reading my Kindle books and buying more. No more, no less.

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And yeah, I LOVE consolidating my crap into one easy to find device, and most people agree...

I suppose. I am not one of them.

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Freehold DM wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
For a while people thought this pdf boom would die when kindle and other similar devices did
And considering those devices are still around and still doing quite well for themselves, even that prediction has failed.
I wouldn't say they are doing well, I would say other technologies adapted to their existence. I don't need a Kindle, my phone IS a kindle, as is my neighbors tablet. The Kindle I got for my wife started collecting dust some time ago, as did her mp3 player and other such devices(that i bought). I'm sure they still work, but I wouldn't go out to buy a new one. Still, mileage varies *widely* here, one of my players still swears by his ANCIENT tablet that has become his tabletop gaming platform.

I can read my Kindle books on my phone, but it is immensely uncomfortable, as well as unwieldy to operate the in-phone Kindle program. My actual Kindle, on the other hand, is far more comfortably sized and shaped for long reading sessions - being about the size of your average paperback - and extremely simple to use without the more complex menus and submenus the phone version comes with.

I'm extremely happy with it and wouldn't trade it for the alternative options for the world. I'm rather dreading the point if something were to happen to it or its lifespan simply happened to give out, as replacing it would likely force me to get a tablet that would try to do more stuff when all I want is another digital reading device, nothing more.

But I also still keep music on my MP3 player rather than my phone - the MP3 player holds FAR more (16 GB, compared to a paltry 2 on the phone), and again is far less complex to use. I do use the phone for on-the-go web browsing and for Skype when I'm away from home, but that's limited by my monthly data allowance or access to unpassworded WiFi, so I'm not constantly using it to play stuff off Youtube or anything.

So maybe I'm the odd one out, for preferring NOT to shift everything to the single consolidated device and rather keep all my separate, more specialized electronics.

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Celestial Healer wrote:
Also, Arizona sounds lovely.

It is. Minus the Phoenix crowds. I miss it.

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Freehold DM wrote:
For a while people thought this pdf boom would die when kindle and other similar devices did

And considering those devices are still around and still doing quite well for themselves, even that prediction has failed.


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Art!

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Rub-Eta wrote:
Ah, so it's not Star Wars.

Please don't start this. It will only end badly, and only serves to derail the conversation from what Rando is actually wanting to discuss.


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Meh.

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Orthos wrote:
Redbeard the Scruffy wrote:
So now that we have like 90% of them as movies, when will we get 90s cartoons as movies? Because I would pay good money to watch Gargoyles. I would camp out to see Animaniacs.
Amen to both of these.

Actually I'd like to revise this.

I do NOT want movies of these two series.

They are best as TV shows and should remain as such, I think. That gives them the time, resources, and opportunities to tell their stories in full without having to worry about the limitations of a 2-3 hour movie screening.

Putting Gargoyles back on the air with the original writing team and the resources of modern Disney TV shows such as Gravity Falls would work WONDERS.

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A series of several very different anime/manga stories involving giant mechs.

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Freehold DM wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Huzzah! The snow has ended and all melted away! Good riddance!
but you were describing sand earlier...

Methinks you misinterpreted that.

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Redbeard the Scruffy wrote:
So now that we have like 90% of them as movies, when will we get 90s cartoons as movies? Because I would pay good money to watch Gargoyles. I would camp out to see Animaniacs.

Amen to both of these.

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If you haven't read the Leviathan series by Scott Westerfield, it has an excellent portrayal of bio-weaponry and bio-vessel engineering on the British side of the story. The Germans' steampunk machinery is equally impressive if you're into that.

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Huzzah! The snow has ended and all melted away! Good riddance!

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I've had a lot of conversations with Freehold where his movie/television tastes have come up. Believe me, it's still as incomprehensible to me as it was the first time.

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Redbeard the Scruffy wrote:
This isn't anything personal Freehold, but if you found anything good about T3 beyond "meh, I went in expecting bad acting, big explosions, and crappy writing", I just can't trust your judgment at all for movies.

Do recall that you're talking to a man who thinks the Michael Bay Transformers movie is a masterpiece.

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Iammars wrote:
Kobold Cleaver wrote:

** spoiler omitted **

;P

I've done it.

** spoiler omitted **

Given

Spoiler:
Krune's specialty is Conjuration, there's something enjoyably ironic about beating him with teleportation tricks.
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captain yesterday wrote:
Orthos wrote:
It's not helping, it just piles up on the ground -_-
Sweep it all onto Bill's yard, he won't notice.

What the fnord?! Where'd all this white junk come from? Thanks! It'll be perfect for making a new batch of Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons!

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It's not helping, it just piles up on the ground -_-

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Accursed sky dandruff!

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