|Paizo Pathfinder® Paizo Games|
|About Paizo Messageboards News Paizo Blog Help/FAQ|
Freehold DM wrote:
So, I am at work. Sick. But i couldnt take the day off because I was on vacation for the past 3 days. The fever seems to have broken, which is good, but i am still sweaty, achy, and coughing. Staying in the office away from other people today.
I'm sorry you have to go to work feeling like that. It's unfair to you and your coworkers. Hope you feel better very soon. <3
Celestial Healer wrote:
I picked Javik because of his long waiting room session.
And Traynor's toothbrush returned!
Yeah, very meta. The Cat6 grunts talking about slowing Shepard down because they're cannon fodder. "Well, s!@&."
EDIT: MY SPACE HAMSTER! Oh-ho, it's ON.
Triggered the ME3 Citadel DLC for the first time tonight. It's a blast. I picked Wrex for the formal event because I had to see how Krogan black tie looks.
Favorite exchange so far wrote:
I've been jonesing for Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral and listening to various versions of it on youtube. Though my favorite is the
Marine Band:, I enjoyed Baylor University Wind Ensemble's performance posted in 2012.
And yes, they are Marines whose duty is to play in a fantastic wind ensemble. They play so much more than "Hail to the Chief" or "The Star-Spangled Banner", and the standards of musicianship are as high as any professional organization. If you need a great version of a classical wind symphony, check their youtube channel first! Though I do admit, it was kind of funny hearing my last band director, when asked about his background, say "I was a Marine. I played oboe." <3
"Elsa" is one of those pieces that gains tremendously in the enjoyment from performing it. While beautiful to the ear, it's fiendishly tricky to keep in tune and the long, sustained passages are great for strings - but this is a wind piece. You really appreciate this piece having suffered through rehearsing it.
And this is why I love music and musicians. While I won't read youtube comments anywhere else, I will for classical works. Here are the comments on Baylor's performance.
youtube comments, believe it or not wrote:
So you have a piece about a (kind of) forced marriage written by an old white male Nazi sympathizer, and the comments are about the beauty of the music and excellence of the musicians. If anything can bring the human race together, it's music. This gives me hope.
The dog badgered me into taking him out before 7 am today, and am I glad he did! The air is mountain-crisp with a spicy tang of autumn and the light is that clear, pale, rose-touched just-after-dawn glow. It's 45F, cool enough to be pleasant but not cold enough to don long pants or a sweater. This is the perfect morning. Perfect.
Aaron Bitman wrote:
Ah, I played that for state contest in... um... sophmore year of high school? Maybe 8th grade? Somewhere around there. I believe Bach had just published it. ;)
This was my senior year contest piece, sadly chopped for time and rearranged for piano accompaniment, not orchestra. :/ FUN piece to play. FUN FUN FUN! Though I didn't play it quite that fast. Our time limit was something like five minutes, so what I played didn't much resemble this 22 minute recording.
Celestial Healer wrote:
That's way too standardized. What are you, some kind of Socialist?
8 Eagles = 1 Kick ass
Thirty-three degrees of motion, m*~&$*@@*#%~! YEAH! Gained three degrees when I thought progress was stopping. Today was my last PT appointment, but I'm gon' keep working this b&+@@ 'til it begs for mercy. They said I'd never get 60 to 70 (normal), but that's going to be my goal anyway.
Did you ever think you'd see somebody so ridiculously happy about a gain of three degrees of motion in a stupid fingertip? ;)
P.S. Oh, also gained about 8 pounds of grip strength.
P.P.S. Why aren't we on metric yet?
Since I will be on a liquid diet for six weeks, I went ahead and ordered Soylent liquid meal replacements. One pitcher a day for full nutritional needs. I also cheated and ordered the coffee/breakfast bottles, too. But basically, I just spent $103 on a month's worth of meals. With free shipping.
I already feel like a Silicon Valley entrepreneur.
POWER ATTACKING SCYTHE CRIT, WOOOOOOOOOOOO!
David M Mallon wrote:
You might be able to find somebody to take the military history books on the military history buff forum. They have a "barracks" for general postings ("general" postings... get it?) not related to specific events or wars. It might not work if you're in a hurry, but if there's time to let the posting sit and bump it periodically, they might do a lot of the heavy lifting and take that part of the library away. There are also military aviation and WWII plane buff pages on Facebook.
Don't feel bad. A high school friend's father didn't buy WWII aviation books, he bought the entire WWII-vintage Nicaraguan Air Force. Talk about having some heavy stuff to get rid of...
Patrick Curtin wrote:
[Kramer] OOOOooh dragon fight![/Kramer]
One morning when Skyrim was shiny and new, I got up to continue my game from the night before. Apparently, the die roller was frisky that morning, because I walked over a rise spang into a battle of giants and mammoths and a dragon. A minute later, another dragon boomed down from the skies into the mix - you know how they do those long landings that gouge up the earth? Yeah. Two dragons, three mammoths, two giants, and me.
I got the heck outta there. I'm not stupid! But it was my best and most amazing video game experience EVER.
Out in the mountains yesterday, chilling, eating lunch and feeding a jay, and struck up a conversation with a family who also wanted to see the jay. They're from Illinois, and they lived in the same town I did at the same time, around 1990. When I went to Hawaii, struck up a conversation with people on the beach, and they were from that same town.
What the heck? Is everyone required to live in that town of 25,000 at some time in their lives?
Rehab: owwwwww. Feels like there's no progress, then she measures the angles on the damaged knuckle. Extended bend has gone from 14% to 10% the bare minimum of acceptable, but it doesn't look so warped. Flexed knuckle has gone from 20% to 28% in 2 weeks. So there's progress, it's just slow. And I'm allowed to bend it harder and inflict more pain on myself, so, um, yay. :(