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Pathfinder Society Member. 11,737 posts (16,077 including aliases). 5 reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 46 aliases.


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My tech instructor is a smart and knowledgeable guy, but I'll be damned if he doesn't absolutely butcher the English language. A sampling:

"That's not what he does, it's just not in his genre."
"It's OK, but in the long run it just doesn't carry any mustard."
"I don't want to make an escape goat out of you, but..."

In addition, he refers to locknuts as "lockouts," specific is rendered "pacific," and any time we do any math, he tells us to make sure our "calcutations" are right (they are, of course, done on a "calcutator"). It's going to be a long five months.


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Celestial Healer wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Almost to the end of Dragon Age: Inquisition. I have to decide what is next. Replay, or something else?
Mass Effect.
This is a likely candidate. I found that you can get all three games together for a pretty good price. I could binge my way through starting with the first one.

I picked up all 3 for around $20 used. Spent another $50 or so on DLC.


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Drejk wrote:
Uh... My experience is exactly opposite: controllers are crap, mouse plus keyboard is so much better...

Better for giving yourself carpal tunnel syndrome, maybe.


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Freehold DM wrote:
MASS EFFECT FEMSHEP FOR LIFE!!!

Finally we agree on something.

Though, I had to shut down one of my D&D players the other day when she insisted that female Shepard was the *only* Shepard. I mean, Jennifer Hale is a great actress, but if they weren't both viable options, the game wouldn't let you pick your class & gender at the beginning.


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I really do have an amazing ability to say really dumb s@#* to people...


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Celestial Healer wrote:
Almost to the end of Dragon Age: Inquisition. I have to decide what is next. Replay, or something else?

Mass Effect.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Jaelithe wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Alexis Denisof was considered for the role of James Bond in Casino Royale.
He'd have been a better choice than Danny Craig.
nonsense. Craig is wonderful as bond, it's the storyline that needs help.

Honestly, I couldn't have cared who played Bond in that one. All I cared about was Eva Green.


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When I was a kid, my English teacher asked me to name two pronouns. I said, "who, me?"


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Freehold DM wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
My god. I was blitzed after a glass. After the bottle, I thought I could see my ancestors.
Y'all are a bunch of lightweights.
did I mention she makes rose wine in her bathtub at home?

Pfft... that's nothing. I grew up in redneck country. I've seen some s$*@.


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Drejk wrote:
Do not drink with Poles. They will pump you with alcohol until you die. Or at least get sick. Especially during a birthday party.

Seconded. I've only gotten sick from drinking twice in my life. The second time was drinking with my Russian/Polish buddy two Christmases ago. We killed a quart of Rex Goliath, a pint of Jameson, and three pints of Russian Standard. I was completely f+&@ed, but Alex was completely fine.


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Kajehase wrote:
Sabetha!

Who is that?


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"This is the worst thing that's happened to Greece since Alexander the Great died."
- Doug "Nostalgia Critic" Walker, on the film Mamma Mia!


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Pro tip: when you're out of deodorant, just use Lysol. No one will be able to tell the difference. Or so I keep telling myself.


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I had forgotten about this picture until my uncle David posted it on FB yesterday:

Wisconsin State Assemblyman David E. Clarenbach and Leonard Nimoy, circa mid-late-1970s


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Sat down on the couch to read a book around 4:00 PM. Woke up six hours later. This lends more credence to the hypothesis that I'm actually ninety years old.

Then again, the book in question was The Silmarillion, so I guess falling asleep wouldn't be all that unexpected...


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And, of course...


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"Let your anger be as a monkey in a piñata... hiding amongst the candy... hoping the kids don't break through with the stick!"


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Speaking of webcomics, my friend Natalie makes a pretty cool one. So does my friend Steve.


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On my way home this afternoon, I passed a Kia minivan with the license plate "NO WIFE." Baller.


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Kelsey Arwen MacAilbert wrote:
Try Saints Row.

Just dropped the mic. Just dropped all the mics.


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Kelsey Arwen MacAilbert wrote:
Think GTA driving controls are crazy sober? Try playing drunk. So much fun.

Not as fun as getting drunk and driving the Mako in Mass Effect, though.

...hypothetically, of course...


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I'm starting to gain evidence for my theory that people of my generation are somewhat more frugal than our parents' and grandparents' generations.

Episode 1: Several months ago, my 22-year-old cousin and I were having a few beers at our grandparents' house. When my cousin asked my 87-year-old grandfather where to put his empties, my grandfather replied, "just throw them in with the rest of the recycling." My cousin then responded with "but Grandpa, then you're just throwing away all those nickels." He was serious.

Episode 2: Today, in my electrical tech class, my 62-year-old instructor was doing a demonstration on cutting and trimming copper and aluminum conduit. After the demo was done, he proceeded to throw the leftover pieces of metal in the trash. As he did so, my 29-year-old classmate stopped him, saying "hey, if you're going to throw those out, can I have them? I could get a few bucks selling those for scrap."


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Kajehase wrote:
With the way he looks, I'd not rule out the possibility MacGowan used to do just that.

That would certainly explain how he lost all his teeth. He's gotten that fixed in recent years, though.


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Drejk wrote:
Drejk wrote:
I might not always agree with SKR's ideas and approach to some aspects of the game, but his healer he mentions in the LPJr transparency agenda guy video with ring of invisibility that focuses almost solely on healing and buffing allies is great idea.
In fact if my healer in D&D campaign I am currently playing in hadn't Vow Of Poverty I would probably got myself ring of invisibility too.

In my Pathfinder Age of Worms game, we didn't have a character that could cast healing spells (we had a sorcerer, a wizard/rogue, a rogue, and a gestalt ranger/bard), so the ranger/bard player took it upon herself to buy a bunch of cure wands, and would spend most combat encounters flitting around healing people while invisible.

That was a really weird party dynamic-- the sorcerer ended up being an AoE blaster / tank, the rogue was ranged DPS, the wizard/rogue was a skill monkey / buffer / secondary melee combatant, and the ranger/bard was our primary healer.


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When the Pogues recorded their cover of the Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem's version of "Whiskey, You're The Devil," singer Shane McGowan had only learned the song phonetically, and consequently got some of the lyrics wrong. The fact that he was known for going into the studio (and on stage) falling-down drunk probably didn't help things. For example:

Clancy Bros. version:

Whiskey, you're the Devil, you're leadin' me astray
Over hills and mountains, into Americae
You're sweeter, stronger, decent-er, you're spunkier than tae
Oh, Whiskey, you're me darlin' drunk or sober

Pogues version:

Whiskey, you're the Devil, you're leadin' me astray
Over hills and mountains, into Americae
Your sweetness from the bleach in her, you're spunkier than tae
Oh, Whiskey, you're me darlin' drunk or sober

I'd get lyrics wrong too if I drank my whiskey with a side of bleach.


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Kajehase wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Sean Bean has been killed in a movie by cows, but never by wolves.
Well, of course. Wolves suck at getting enough financing to pay for stars of his pay-grade. Not to mention that they're really bad at giving direction.

The many deaths of Sean Bean


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Sean Bean has been killed in a movie by cows, but never by wolves.


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Nathan Fillion was BioWare's first pick to be the voice of Alistair in Dragon Age: Origins, but the role was ultimately given to Steve Valentine due to the writing team wanting a British actor for the part.


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Freehold DM wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
For all you Houston people, Houston was recently ranked as the most affordable large city in the United States, with home prices coming in at $93 per square foot (compared to $455 per square foot in New York).
shakes fist

Most expensive city in North America.


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Limeylongears wrote:
Usual Suspect wrote:
I have at least one character doing the kilt with no skivvies underneath. Proper kilt wear is important. Getting caught with skivvies on under a kilt is a punishable offense you know.
** spoiler omitted **


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Scavion wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
I seem to have inadvertently found myself in a love triangle in Dragon Age: Origins. Alistair, or Leliana...

Well one is a dork and the other is super religious.

Good luck!

Technically, they're both religious dorks.

Honestly, my biggest complaint about Dragon Age other than the monotonous combat is that, at least when compared to Mass Effect, I can't get invested in the characters.


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gran rey de los mono wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Hey Freehold. We got 7.5" of snow today. Get your bike-riding butt over here and start shoveling.
Damn Americans, hogging all the snow.
I invite you to mount a viking raid for the express purpose of taking the snow. Please. I'll even consider chipping in for travel expenses.

I'll chip in my life savings and a pint of blood.


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I seem to have inadvertently found myself in a love triangle in Dragon Age: Origins. Alistair, or Leliana...


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In other news, I may have found a drummer in Syracuse who wants to play something other than grindcore. That's like finding a unicorn made out of needles in a hayfield.


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Freehold DM wrote:
TriOmegaZero wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Yup!
I can't sleep naked. Too uncomfortable.
I prefer to sleep naked.

I sleep fully clothed. No joke. In the morning, I literally wake up, put on my coat, and leave.


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I started playing Dragon Age: Origins about a month ago, and for nearly all of the ~25 hours I've put into it so far, something undefinable has been bugging me. Then I stumbled across this video, and it all came into focus. Seriously-- same character build, same tactics, same complaints.


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Freehold DM wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Don't come to New York. Everyone I know is leaving New York. They probably have a reason for that.
I'm not leaving, and you know me.

New York city is its own state, duder. Upstate's like a whole other country.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Hint: we were in the kitchen. A lot. (Also, I had really thick blankets instead of curtains in my room, which I oft abandoned for the warmth of family.))

Sounds like the second half of last winter and the first half of this winter in my central New York apartment...


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According to WebMD, the best treatment for winter allergy flare-ups is, and I quote, to "take more allergy medicine." Thanks, WebMD.


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Don't come to New York. Everyone I know is leaving New York. They probably have a reason for that.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Ocala, FL

Florida? Oh dear...


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Goddity wrote:
Spoonful of sugar from Mary Poppins is the same beat as Star wars empire theme. dun duun duun dun da dun dun da dun.

Yes. Yes it is. And it's spooky as f*!&.


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I still can't get over the fact that the guys who wrote and performed this piece of pop-rock trash also wrote and recorded the title track for one of my all-time favorite movies.

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