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Vis Niyambi wrote:
So am I going to get any response to my actions, Jess?

Okay, GM is confused....what actions? Vis is in class and I can't seem to find the context for his last post. This is why quoting is important, especially when it's been a while since the last post in a scene.


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I may be trying a little too hard to be cheerful now. My crazy aunt exercised her usual lack of tact in her Christmas letter this year. She sent me old letters from my mom. Glad to have them, but the timing couldn't be worse. And I was even managing to not be an emotional mess this year. :/


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The natural Agarthan reaction to having to choose between two sides: you're both wrong! ;)


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It's all about getting people to make connections for themselves. Not easy, but really the only thing that works. I had a head start on the whole tutoring thing because I have two younger siblings, so I was used to having to teach stuff. At one point I somehow ended up responsible for keeping the entire football team off of academic probation...still not sure how that happened. They were the worst. They just expected to be handed the answers like everybody else just did things for them. Probably exactly how it worked. But dang it, they all learned basic geometry for themselves because I am kinda like Hermione when it comes to that stuff. :)


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Yeah, I've never heard of any such thing either. I always had to take all my exams. :)
Of course they weren't worth half of the grade either. They were usually pretty minor. Or they seemed minor to me I guess. I dunno. I know I always had so much to do near finals though because of all the tutoring. That was usually when the people I was helping finally got it through their heads that I meant it when I said I would teach them what they needed to know, but I wouldn't let them copy off my papers. :P
Edit: also didn't have a senior project. They did institute mandatory community service during senior year (cause we weren't all overscheduled enough as it was apparently) the year after I left. So glad I missed that one.


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Have fun, Doomkitten. And don't worry about missing too much. I think it's likely that we will maintain a slow pace until after the holidays because people get drawn away for family obligations so much. :)

And good luck to those still struggling through exam season.


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And to clarify again, if Jacob does have a moment like that when he does get to gym class or anywhere else, the moment he acts to harm someone else he will be teleported to the white room. It's the detention holding cell where he will be kept until a staff member comes to let him out. He can't just run wild through the school.

In other words, Icehawk was correct, the detention wards should take care of the problem.


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The elementary school has only been open for less than a month so it isn't as big as the main school yet. And still has lots of problems with being short staffed.


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And caught up....so yeah. Well, the thing is that there are only two/three classes. The two combined classes had gym time in the morning around first/second period. Only the older kids (8-12) were left in the gym and the younger kids (4-7 year olds) were taken outside for playtime because it was too big a class to handle. The two classes will split up eventually, but it requires another teacher, who is already waiting in the wings, but hasn't been officially hired yet. Having a class of 6-9 year olds would require yet another teacher as it would be splitting the class in three instead and I don't have a third teacher. So not really sure where they came from unless they're effectively holograms to keep Advaran from getting bored....
Ephebe's class which is currently being taught by Fieri has gym right after lunch, so no, Jacob would not have been in the gym at that point.


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Sorry for my absence yesterday. Bad vertigo day....well, no, today is a bad vertigo day. Yesterday was a really bad vertigo day. You're glad not to have had to deal with me at that level of crankiness.

Re: the poison thing, might be a story reason (ie keeping Dami's PC out of the action while he's running the scenario) so the convenient answer becomes you don't have the equipment/ingredients/whatever necessary to make this happen right now.

Not sure what icehawk is talking about yet, but now I'm worried....


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Sorry for my sporadic posting of late. I've had extra real life stuff to take care of due to upcoming holidays. I doubt I'm alone in that. :)
Today the kidlet and I made some clay ornaments. We try to make some sort of ornament every year, some more temporary than others. Some years we never make it past cutting out a few paper snowflakes. But this year since I'm not in the middle of taking exams for a change, we've been able to get in a few more projects.


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Jess Messel wrote:
Hey guys, what's up? Sorry I haven't posted in a while, someone wanna fill me in?

Do you know roughly what date you last checked in? It's almost impossible for us to keep you posted without some context of when you left.


Orthos wrote:
MagusJanus wrote:
Ouch! I'm incredibly sorry that happened and sorry your cat did this. I hope they get the modem to you quickly and kitty gets over their chewing habit.
We're going to the vet tomorrow, appointment's already made. Hopefully they'll be able to at least give me a hint as to what to do.

Hope the vet appointment went well. I've had that problem before and it sucks. I use better bitter spray on the cords to keep them from chewing...or if I'm feeling really evil, I paint the cords with tobasco sauce. The latter is also a very useful way to get dogs to stop chewing on things they shouldn't.


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I doubt you meant that in an unkind way, icehawk, but it certainly sounds quite critical. Please consider how your words might sound to others. Thank you.


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Ed, sorry to hear your wife is in the hospital. Good luck getting everything sorted and I hope she is okay.


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Also, I hate Mondays. All the icky stuff I don't want to do happens on Mondays.:/


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Ardiente is rooming with Arthur. There was a whole thing where Arthur got kicked out of the room for a while so Ardiente and Raelle could have some alone time.
Marcel was rooming with Carl, who left to go do mining work, so Marcel could get assigned a new roommate.
Remember that roommates are usually assigned same gender, with some exceptions. Have to have exceptions for Marcel. :)


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icehawk333 wrote:
lynora wrote:
icehawk333 wrote:

See, if I don't make rules for everything, I get frustrated.

I can actually function in a game without a charley defined and agreed on ruleset.

Witch is why I never do rules light combat here.

Honestly, I question my contribution here frequently, because most of my charecters are background characters, and don't really contribute anything that no-one else could.

Background characters make all the difference in making a world seem more organic and realistic. Most of my PCs started out as background NPCs who gained story traction for some reason or other, where another character who was intended to be important might struggle with gaining popularity.
I'm surprised that you could make out the post through all that spellcheck nonsense.

I used to edit rough drafts for a dyslexic friend...I didn't even notice your spelling errors. You gotta be pretty bad with the spelling before I can't read it. :)


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icehawk333 wrote:

See, if I don't make rules for everything, I get frustrated.

I can actually function in a game without a charley defined and agreed on ruleset.

Witch is why I never do rules light combat here.

Honestly, I question my contribution here frequently, because most of my charecters are background characters, and don't really contribute anything that no-one else could.

Background characters make all the difference in making a world seem more organic and realistic. Most of my PCs started out as background NPCs who gained story traction for some reason or other, where another character who was intended to be important might struggle with gaining popularity.


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Sorry for the sparse posting the last couple days. I'm trying to get caught up on things like dishes and laundry and taking out the recycling that didn't get done for several days while I was too sick to get out of bed. And I'm not recovered enough yet to just bounce back after all that effort. (Yeah, I know it doesn't sound like effort, but trust me conquering Mt. Dishmore was a lot of effort.) I sat down to post like an hour ago and my cat curled up next to me and just purred as if to say, "that's enough, human" and next thing I know I'm taking an unscheduled nap.....


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Pyry Soleil wrote:
So tutoring me wouldn't be a bad thing?

Nope. He'd be a good choice of tutor since he also came late to the whole schooling thing. And then caught up quickly. :)


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Dragonborn3 wrote:
I'm actually surprised Jeran is so eloquent.

Definitely a case of still waters run deep. When he isn't dealing with crises and policing his fellow students he actually gets good grades. He just gets dragged into other people's problems so often you'd never know. : P


David M Mallon wrote:
Shaved my head for the first time in years a few weeks ago. My hair is starting to grow back in, and holy s%%~ is there a lot of gray that wasn't there before. I know it runs in the family, but I'd have assumed I'd at least have hit 30 first...

My hair started going grey when I was twenty five. I have since embraced the way of the hair dye. In crazy unnatural colors. My natural hair color is impossible to emulate so I decided to just have fun with it and have purple and blue hair. :)

In that sense it's easier for girls because we're expected to dye our hair so nobody thinks it's weird to go that route, but guys are often expected not to. Which can really suck when your hair loses its color early. But obviously some guys do dye their hair. Somebody has to be buying all that Just for Men hair dye....


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FireclawDrake wrote:

Yeah, she's not stupid (16 int with the magical hat).

She's got a Fey bloodline, which is why she's very... visceral.

You're probably right about the insanity thing though. Virtue/Sin is one of the big themes of the campaign we're playing (a Thassilon focused adventure path), and above all else she falls into the 'Lust' category. Not because she's highly sexual, but because she's overly connected with her 'base' emotions (part of her fey heritage). She does things because they feel good - killing included in that.

The 'virtue' associated with Lust (at least, in Thassilon) is Love... so maybe if she can find that, she'll pull herself out of her darkness. We shall see.

Heh. And if it were me the virtue would be the source of the moral event horizon that could lead to supervillainy... In the name of the greater good. Always nice to hand the paladin a possibly code breaking moral dilemma. : P


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FireclawDrake wrote:
lynora wrote:


The Devil is a Part Timer. This one I loved so much. Definitely watch this one.

Just started watching this the other day... frigging LOVE it so far. I was sold from the part in the first episode when the mood swung so quickly that I think I got backlash. Awesome moment, that was. :)

(Talking about when Alciel first tried to magic the officers).

I love love love the way the show plays with the expectations of good and evil and which is actually which. :)


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Edward Sobel wrote:
I would love to know what you watched, I might give them a try...

My Little Monster. Cute, but definitely based on shoujo manga, so keep that in mind.

Princess Jellyfish. Loved this one.
The Irregular at Magic High School. Confusing at points, but pretty good. Not great, but still worth watching.
The Devil is a Part Timer. This one I loved so much. Definitely watch this one.

I also watched some non anime. Silver linings playbook, which was a really good movie. And I started watching some weird Korean soap opera called Love, Now...Netflix suggests some weird stuff for me....and then I watch it...


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Went to doctor Saturday afternoon and got antibiotics (and the predictable argument). Also a very needed breathing treatment since I was coughing so much I wasn't getting anoth medicine from my rescue inhaler. Anyways, long story short, my flu had indeed turned into bronchitis and I am starting to get better now, but slowly. If it tells you anything, I was too sick to play Inquisition even though I had been so looking forward to it. Wanting to play that game was what got me through the last 10k words of my NaNo novel. :P
I have however watched a crap ton of anime while not sleeping and coughing up buckets of phlegm.
At least we had enough leftovers to live on while I was unable to cook. :)


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Have had flu for last three days. During this I somehow managed to cook thanksgiving dinner and deal with my dad coming to visit. It's so fun when family shows up last minute even after you tell them you're sick. :/
Now I am at the point where my throat hurts so bad I can't eat from coughing up phlegm. Might need to go to doctor if this persists for antibiotics and a long argument about why I won't take steroids even if they prescribe them. Not ever taking that stuff again. The side effects are brutal. They always try to convince me anyways. Doctors can be annoying like that.
Anyways I will be continuing to sit around like the semi-conscious lump I am until this sickness starts getting better. May post later depending on fever. I get kinda loopy when my fever gets too high.


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So to clarify, Ace left the headmasters office before the team left. Things got a little confused because of delays and time being slightly out of sync.
You already have Sil on the team, so Ace shouldn't be.
It's okay to just narrate that Ace is doing stuff to look for more clues. If you don't have any ideas and can't put the evidence together don't worry about it so much. Even super smart people can get stuck spinning their wheels sometimes, especially when faced with the Moriarty to their Sherlock.


Kajehase wrote:
Does anyone actually sleep in their bra? That should've been the mystery of that House episode.

Hell no. Taking that thing off is one of the highlights of the day. :P

More serious answer: sometimes a sports bra if in a public sleeping area (camping, sharing a room at a convention, that sort of thing) or if you're on call overnight for some reason. I wore a nursing bra to sleep when the kidlet was a newborn to control leaks. Generally speaking women only wear bras to sleep in if there is some functional reason for it. Tank tops with built in bra shelf on the other hand are an essential part of pajamas. :)


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I think I gave it a good long pause waiting for Ryo, so I'm gonna NPC him for this one thing since it's mostly not a big deal for the character. A bit of bookkeeping in a busy day. I will get this party started now. :)


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Rakki Okane wrote:

Hey Lyn.

(Glad to see you're back BTW. ^_^)
Would you still be interested in the music teacher npc you started?
Last post is at top of page. :)

You know, Pan has been a recurring NPC since the beginning of the game. I should probably give him his own alias already. Anyways, out with the family right now. I will post later today.


Huh. Interesting. Definitely not my experience. But I come from a long line of people who picked names based on the weirdest sounding things they could find. At least that's the only explanation I can think of for some of the names on my family tree. And they're all of Welsh and/or Irish descent. *shrug* Shouldn't surprise anyone that my family raised contrariness to an art form. :P


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Alright, folks, I'm back. Like for real this time. I finished my novel (Woo! Yay! Hooray!) which is a huge accomplishment for me since I usually bail around the middle of a manuscript. Lesson learned : everybody hates their novel in the middle. Like everybody. Even published successful authors. Just keep writing. As it turns out, novels are fueled by tea, sugar, and despair. They can't mature into a whole book without tears, anger, and hate...so basically these things totally come from the dark side. Good to know. ;P

So now that I am free from the manuscript from hell, it's time to get back to the game. So here is what I've noticed in my unplanned hiatus. This game is apparently also in middle of the story hell. The characters and setting aren't so new and fresh anymore and we're totally getting bogged down in details that nobody really cares about anyways. But the story isn't over yet. There's still a lot of good stuff waiting to come. Which doesn't help the people who have stalled out and have no creative juice left. So time to shake things up.

Lang's Temple Party and Team HotGuys, proceed as normal. Except you know, proceed. I will do my best to give both of these a jumpstart, but then keep it going. Team FixAWormhole just assume that you keep working for a while. I'm assuming that the device will be ready to deploy before the end of the day. I will give you the cue when it's time to deploy it. Everybody else move on to the end of third hour/beginning of lunch. Team CSI:Avalon, you're not going to find any more clues so unless you've got this case solved already just assume you're stalled out until Ginni wakes up in a few days. We'll take care of detailing your investigation in the summary phase when we skip to the weekend.

I'm gonna be rushing things along when they stall out. If you snooze, you lose. Gotta shake things up some before the game dies a slow and painful death. Be prepared to summarize the rest of the week when we get done with Monday. When we get to the weekend I expect to resolve the CSI:Avalon story, we have the harvest festival thingy and we are going to kick off the Space Explorers storyline if I have to forcibly lock Lang and Gareth in a room together until they actually talk to each other and coordinate this thing. Also want to throw in a firebird politics story, but only if people actually give a crap. If nobody really wants to interact with it, just say so and I will summarize. Anybody else got something that they're just dying to put into the lineup for the coming weekend? Speak up now! This is a collaboration and it doesn't work without everyone tossing in ideas. So let's all work together to put this slump behind us! :)


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Edward Sobel wrote:
lynora wrote:
Edward Sobel wrote:

Attention all

Disregard the "challenge" post above

There may have been some miscommunications involved and i was only trying to inspire some activity.

Guess i went about it wrong.

I wonder if i need a haiatus from some of my games.

WTF? It was a 'challenge' made in good fun I thought. And it did spark some posts and camaraderie, yes? Did something happen on the other side of this that I don't know about?

You really need to not be so hard on yourself. There's no need to be so worried about getting things wrong. Just take a deep breath and it's going to be okay. :)

Something did happen on the other end. It was not pretty. We have since worked things out. But i felt to just stay away from the topic for now.

Sorry you had to deal with the drama. Pretty sure there were no hard feelings on this end though. *hugs*


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Woo! I did it! Over 50k and I got to write the words The End!!!!!!!!!

*does happy dance*

*collapses*


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Less than two thousand words left! I am totally finishing this thing today.

After a break. My butt hurts from sitting in one place so long...


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A little less than five thousand words left to go. Now it's time for sleep. And tomorrow I get to start on the conclusion proper. Woo! The light at the end of the tunnel isn't a train after all!


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Words are hard. >.<


7000 words left to write and I have a migraine. Which means I'll be lucky to get a thousand more words today. :(
Want to be done so bad. I'm not letting myself open my copy of Dragon Age: inquisition until I finish the novel and it is mocking me. :/


I had these frames less than a year and my insurance only pays for one pair every two years. Besides, I like these frames. They're purple. :)


Alright. Errands done, lunch eaten. Back to the word mines for me. Only 8000 more to go...


Freehold DM wrote:
aeglos wrote:

just tommorow and one week until miy second month of parental leave

combined with leftover vaccation days I will stay 6 weeks at home at 2/3 pay
wohoooo

but the last week will be very very stressfull if that makes you all feel less jealous

you know what's better? Having a week and a half off at full pay with no kids. Like me as of Monday!

Enjoy your vacation. :)


Freehold DM wrote:


still waiting on meganeko lynora...

But I've always worn glasses....I even still have the same exact frames. If you're waiting on a pic you'll be waiting a while. *shrug* There's a recentish pic on my twitter profile (@LynoraPefhlawae) but that's about it. (Yes, I joined twitter, but I haven't even tweeted or anything yet. I just joined so I can follow NaNoWordSprints. Because it does in fact help.) And I'm not yet in the desperate phase of procrastination that would lead me to take and post a selfie just for this. :P


Only nine thousand words left to go. I am torn between never wanting to look at the steaming pile of poo that is my novel ever again and wanting to write all the time so I can finally be done with it.


Celestial Healer wrote:

Ugh. Still moving. Plus it's cold. Plus I'm working a lot of hours at the moment.

I'm feeling very disconnected. I need my downtime.

Good luck with the move and with keeping your sanity in the meantime.


Celestial Healer wrote:
lynora wrote:
New glasses = awesome. Not only are they the right prescription so no more constant squinting and eyestrain (old ones were way too powerful...suspect previous optometrist lacked a certain amount of competence) but I was finally talked into getting transitions lenses and I'm only sorry I didn't do this sooner. I can actually walk outside or into a too brightly lit store without getting a headache and can mostly not complain when my family turns on what they consider sufficient lights inside (apparently I need about half as much light as they do, sometimes less). And it even helped mitigate some of my night driving problem with the oncoming headlights being painfully blinding. Woo! :)

I'm glad it's working well for you!

I actually hate my Transitions lenses. They are okay for some things (walking outside on a sunny day) but not so helpful in other situations. The biggest issue is that they will never tint in a car, since auto glass filters UV, and that's when I most want sunglasses. Also, in colder weather, they take forever to un-tint when you go indoors from being outside.

I think next time I will get a pair of prescription sunglasses to keep in the car.

Oh, you got the normal transitions lenses then? There's another kind that can work in the car and that's those one I have. I forget what crazy name they had for it. The catch is that they never go all the way to clear, which is totally fine for someone with extreme (is it photophobia or photosensitivity? They seem to use both terms interchangeably) problems with light like me. Apparently it's common for people with super pale blue eyes. Anyways, I need a little bit of tint even for dealing with indoor lights at a normal level, so it works for me.

But I totally get what you're saying about the cold weather. I'm getting used to having to deal with a couple of minutes of cloudy vision as the tint takes its own sweet time adjusting after coming in from the cold. Still better than what I was dealing with before, and if that's the worst thing then I can totally deal with that. :)


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Alright, back to the salt mines. Hmm....that would be a whole lot more interesting than the stinking palace....need to find a way to work salt mines into the conversation...that should buy me a good fifty words at least......(It's getting a bit desperate here....the characters are in open revolt and the story has taken up permanent residence in Dullsville)


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Death_Keeper wrote:

Hmmm... I wonder if anyone recalls me.

I am still alive (technically speaking) so no need to worry

*waves*

I've been on a brief hiatus myself due to eye problems flaring up. Still working on NaNo, but at least now I can see and am not curled up in a ball of fatigue and headache at the end of the day.

Now if I could just finish my damn NaNo novel instead of being stuck, stuck, stuck. :(


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Lord Foul II wrote:

My GPS says that it should take me 23 miniutes to get to my job with reasonable/normal tragic 19 with no trafic

I left 5:35
It is 6:20 and I'm still not there (red light I'm not being unsafe)
Amazon is making my GPS a dang dirty lier (I need to clock in at 6:30)

Pfft. GPS never factors in stop lights. My GPS thinks I can get downtown in five minutes. Reality check: more like twenty. Always give yourself plenty of time for stoplights and other delays. Then triple it if you're driving at rush hour. Around here if you have to drive on Washtenaw between the hours of 3 and 7, you have to plan lots of extra time for the nightly traffic jam. They even added areas for the buses to pull in so that they wouldn't block traffic and clog up the road even more. Too bad the buses won't use them. :/

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