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RPG Superstar 6 Season Dedicated Voter, 7 Season Star Voter. Pathfinder Society Member. 8,317 posts (14,319 including aliases). 2 reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 74 aliases.


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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:

Woo-hoo! Congrats, Patrick!

Treppa wrote:

:O

WOWSERS! Awesome! :D

(I would watch the hell out of an Inspector Treppa cartoon.)

I'll be sure they use the springy scissor-lift model when they replace my knees, just for you, Amby. <3


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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


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It's 1 a.m. and I just finished ME3 on the RED ending for the first time. I should go to sleep, I guess. But I kinda feel like exploring the galaxy for a while.

Darn you, Bioware!


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Freehold DM wrote:
Turns out I'm sicker than I thought. 102 degree fever. No wonder I wasn't my usual effervescent self, with the refreshing taste of lime-on.

Yikes! I knew you were hot, but this is ridiculous.

Get better. :(


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Best party of my life and it was virtual.

Honestly, I don't think a real party could top Krogans headbutting on the balcony.


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I've now made 2,500 on the varren races. Apparently, I have a good eye for fine varrenflesh.


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Celestial Healer wrote:

I love the part where you have to pick your two companions (as usual) but then some of the people you left out actually complain about not getting picked enough :) It's hilariously meta.

Kaidan: I wanted to come...
Javik: Fifty thousand years I have waited, and still I do not get picked.

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.


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Freehold DM wrote:

Okay. Day 3 is underway. Let's sell some shirts.

I have developed an awful cough and my voice is raspy. Not the best for this front line person interaction but what choice do I have?

Charge people $10 not to cough on them.


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I won 1,250 credits on the varren races!


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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:

Brooks: "I have to fill out a report for being shot. I hear it's really complicated."

Shepard: "It's easier if you just make a template."

Brooks: "I think maybe you get shot too much."


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45F. Ahhhhhh.

Though now that the sun's fully up, it's getting hot. 66F.


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"I don't need luck. I have ammo." -- Grunt


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Always keep him on the leash because he's a serious idiot.

On the bright side, since I'll be alone the week after my surgery (roomie's going out of town), a friend is taking the dog off my hands so I hadn't have to totter around walking him. A week away from Dog! Heaven!


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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:
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
, I enjoyed Baylor University Wind Ensemble's performance posted in 2012.

"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:

"Those tubas should get a medal for playing an E-flat like that."

"Where's the E-flat?"
"At the very end, that note is an E-flat."
"It's a fantastic note and it underlies the chord perfectly like omg."

"My next ex-wife may have to answer the question of whether or not she knows this piece."
"She knows it, it's going to surprise you, and you guys are going to have an change of idea and be happy like sloths."

"I love this tempo!"
"I agree! For a contrast, listen to the President's Own Band's interpretation."

"Such perfect intonation! Oh my gosh, this band is far than superior their performance was speechless."

"The only recording that has ever made me want to cry. So beautiful."

"Lovely. I once had the privilege of playing (clarinet) this piece in a superb band, north suburbs of Chicago. Sitting right in the center, in front of the brass where your bones vibrate - made my spine tingle. One of those rare transcendent moments a musician gets to experience once in a while."

"Wow. This is one of my all time favorite pieces of music anywhere, any genre, any time, any place. I just think I heard the best version ever for wind ensemble. I can't imagine it being played better than this. Bravo times ten!"

"This is a great performance of one of the masterpiece transcriptions for the concert band. This performance makes your hair stand on end! BRAVO!!!"

"Excellent preservation of the long line. Sweet."

"The hardest most lovely piece of music i have ever played"

"Wilson is making them HURT! lol That amount of air they are putting thru their horns is crazy and WELL CONTROLLED! fantastic performance."

And for some reason: "Jesus Be A Fence!!!!!!!!" Mkay?

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.


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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.


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Aaron Bitman wrote:

I've never heard a flute sonata I really liked, until now.

J.S. BACH: Sonata in E flat major, BWV1031

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.


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The governor called. I have been granted a one-week reprieve.

Surgery rescheduled from the 24th to the 31st because the hospital is "having problems with the instrumentation they need for your procedure." If that doesn't give you barrels of warm fuzzy confidence, I don't know what will.


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Celestial Healer wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Isn't our system called the Imperial system because it's, y'know, British? Overthrow this decadent European measurement system! We should make our own!

Heck yeah!

10 Eagles= 1 Kick ass
10 kick asses=1 Merica
10 Mericas= 1 Norris

Why stop there? Crank that baby up to 11!

11 Eagles= 1 Kick ass
11 kick asses (121 eagles) = 1 Merica
11 Mericas (121 Kick asses or 1331 eagles) = 1 Norris

Down with the decimal system!

That's way too standardized. What are you, some kind of Socialist?

8 Eagles = 1 Kick ass
23 Kick asses = 1 Merica
9.43 Mericas = 1 Norris


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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?


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I didn't recall any occurrences of "squamous", but "batrachian" abounds!


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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.


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Yeah, you guys keep safe and get to a dry place if need be. Check in when you can to let us know how it's going.

Today's article about the flooding says it's only going to get worse.


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GAH. Best of luck getting it all cleaned up, Rags.


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I think they are running short on people. Maybe they use newcomers as food or something.


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I know Cape Breton for their friendly attitude towards US immigrants.


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Male Human (Taldan) Paladin 6: Init +0, Perception +0; F+11, R+6, W+9; HP 64/64 {LoH 7/7, 3d6; smite, 2/2; divine armor 6/6 min}

I take average because... well, you've seen me roll.


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Plan: Elope.


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Pain: building character since 20,000 BCE.


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I woke up at 2:30 am dreaming that Jerry Cantrell was performing a ritual to resurrect Layne Staley so the original Alice in Chains could play another concert. It was a stupid dream, because he'd have to bring back Mike Starr, too.

So 3-1/2 hours of sleep. That's not too bad, is it?


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Be sure to treat yourself well today - maybe splurge on a nice orange juice or kale blazer or some other nutritious pick-me-up.


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Female Humanish

It's frighteningly easy to return to the teenaged mindset.


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This guitar is kicking my hand's ass.


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Oh yeaaaaaaah....

Sovereign Court

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Tetsubo Ted wrote:
You've learned well grasshopper, remember also, the Lice shampoo, Goblin dogs are disgusting.

Do I still have to make the Fort save if they're aerosolized?


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Patrick Curtin wrote:
I just ran into Endzeitgeist. Nice guy, really happy to be at GenCon. I can relate..

Glad he made it. I saw his fundraiser early on but didn't know if it came through. Don't know anybody more deserving of a trip there.


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POWER ATTACKING SCYTHE CRIT, WOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Observations:
1. x4 crits are more fun when you have to roll actual dice and everyone around the table chips in so you have enough for ONE. BIG. ROLL. "We need how many d4s?"
2. C'mon, that x4 crit is why we pick scythe! We live for this rare, sacred moment!
3. The fact that 54 points of damage in one blow were inflicted on a lowly goblin dog in no way lessens the triumph.
4. It just doesn't.
5. My scythe fighter now needs a shower.


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Patrick Curtin wrote:
People like Paizo

It's because the staff is so darned adorable.


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David M Mallon wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Does anyone know of a way to get rid of several thousand books quickly, other than throwing them in a dumpster?
~winces~ Your local used bookstore, the library, the Salvation Army, the local game store, friends. Are you paring down your collection?
My grandfather's collection, now that he's no longer using it. I'm taking a few boxes, but there's a lot of stuff there. Probably every book ever written about WWII-era aircraft (including the one he wrote), plus a bunch of other military history stuff, some leatherbound sets of classic novels, along with volumes and volumes of fiction paperbacks. They're dusty and smell of cigarettes a bit, but are in otherwise good condition.

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...


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I got it!

I tuned it!

<3


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On the hunt for a guitar again. Mr. Cort never replied, and many of the sellers are an hour's drive away. Found an Ibanez PC15WCNT for $45 this morning, about 15 minutes away, and am making arrangements to meet and check it out.

Fingers crossed.


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* whines at Sharoth *


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Celestial Healer wrote:

I am drinking bubble tea in Brooklyn.

I feel like I'm cheating on Freehold.

great. now I'm hungry.


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Looks like Catan! Hope you're having a good time. I got to playtest the Eve card game, which I thought was a blast.


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Patrick Curtin wrote:
Man, getting dressed in the dark is tricky..

Getting undressed is much easier.


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Watcha drinkin?


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"Monkey left!"

"Right badger"

doesn't work quite as well.


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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHH!


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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.


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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?


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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. :(

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