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Redbeard the Scruffy wrote:
Also, if you can afford to hire a lawyer to sue your landlord, how do you not own a house or rent somewhere that isn't a slum? Ugh. The stuff I type up.

Bad credit. Been there, lived that nightmare. You live in some crappy places while you're building your credit rating back up.

Bonus points if they also have pets. This adds an extra degree of difficulty to finding somewhere not crappy that will let you live there.


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Freehold DM wrote:
lynora wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Orthos wrote:
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.

a masterpiece? No. But I paid money to watch robots punch each other in the face and that's what I got. So I left the theater happy.

I have yet to get an explanation on what people want in a "good" transformers movie that has not been one of the following:

- Read the script *I* wrote, it's clearly better

- Live action version of the animated movie from the 80s

- Live action version of one of the many, many japanese versions of the series

- Another movie masquerading as Transformers

- No really, read my script, I'm awesome

- Live action version of Transformers Prime, but with a smaller human cast(which I might enjoy, truth be told)

- Transformers War For Cybertron, just as a movie(would enjoy, but the cost would be prohibitive)

- What we got, just not by Michael Bay

As a side note, I didn't much like the 3rd. I have yet to see the 4th.

What we got just not by Michael Bay is a perfectly legit criticism. If I'm paying good money to see giant robots punch each other in the face I want to actually be able to see it and not be retching into my popcorn bucket because of excessive shaky cam and weird light flares while wondering who the frak is who when I can see what's going on for a brief second. I just don't think that Bay is a very good director.
I didn't explain myself well above- I mean literally the same film, just without bays name on it.

Ah. Okay. That makes more sense. In a that makes no sense kind of way. :)


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NobodysHome wrote:
lynora wrote:

Been in a baking mood of late. Made a really awesome flourless chocolate cake yesterday for my husband's birthday. One of the few times that a last minute Internet search for a recipe really paid off. :)

And today I am baking bread.

The downside is of course the massive pile of dishes accumulating next to my sink. So thankful I have a working dishwasher. :)

I drive people crazy when I cook because I pretty much throw them out of the kitchen. I need paths to the sink, fridge, pantry, prep surfaces, storage surfaces, and stovetop, and have no qualms about telling people to move if they're in any of those paths.

But at that point it's, "Prep the ingredient, put it in a prep bowl, clean up, repeat."

The kitchen is inevitably cleaner after I've cooked than before I started... but I *do* drive people crazy in the process.

I'm with you on the wanting people to stay out of the kitchen when I'm cooking. I move quickly and get annoyed when I keep having to ask someone to move away from the sink/fridge/shelf where I keep the pans. Inevitably they stand in front of one of the three. But I am a clean in one big burst at the end of the day kind of person. So I have a large pile of neatly stacked dishes next to the sink. Drives my husband nuts. He can't understand why I don't clean as I go. I can't understand why he thinks I can focus on more than one task at once. I have ADHD. One task is already a big deal. :P


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NobodysHome wrote:

(1) I agree wholeheartedly with Lenora: Shaky cam directors should be placed in paint shakers until they promise to stop.

(2) Apparently my paladin post was unclear (considering I just spent 25 minutes discussing it with Shiro's player until he said, "Oh, I guess we agree then,"), so the 30-second, "I promise it's my last post on the subject, Freehold!" spoiler:

** spoiler omitted **

Sounds like it's time for the character to be delivered a 'career opportunities on team evil' pamphlet. ;P


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Been in a baking mood of late. Made a really awesome flourless chocolate cake yesterday for my husband's birthday. One of the few times that a last minute Internet search for a recipe really paid off. :)
And today I am baking bread.

The downside is of course the massive pile of dishes accumulating next to my sink. So thankful I have a working dishwasher. :)


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Freehold DM wrote:
Orthos wrote:
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.

a masterpiece? No. But I paid money to watch robots punch each other in the face and that's what I got. So I left the theater happy.

I have yet to get an explanation on what people want in a "good" transformers movie that has not been one of the following:

- Read the script *I* wrote, it's clearly better

- Live action version of the animated movie from the 80s

- Live action version of one of the many, many japanese versions of the series

- Another movie masquerading as Transformers

- No really, read my script, I'm awesome

- Live action version of Transformers Prime, but with a smaller human cast(which I might enjoy, truth be told)

- Transformers War For Cybertron, just as a movie(would enjoy, but the cost would be prohibitive)

- What we got, just not by Michael Bay

As a side note, I didn't much like the 3rd. I have yet to see the 4th.

What we got just not by Michael Bay is a perfectly legit criticism. If I'm paying good money to see giant robots punch each other in the face I want to actually be able to see it and not be retching into my popcorn bucket because of excessive shaky cam and weird light flares while wondering who the frak is who when I can see what's going on for a brief second. I just don't think that Bay is a very good director.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

And no, you can't know what she did, because FaWtL is a paladin-discussion-free zone...

I don't recall that in the rules

** spoiler omitted **

Spoiler:
Yeah, that's not necessarily a fall moment, but it depends on context. Making a deal like that because you're trying to deal with the actual demon and intend to circle back to deal with the cult later (nothing in that promise would prevent that) would be totally okay. Sometimes a paladin has to start with the big evil and work their way down. It has a lot to do with intentions. But, yeah, if it's just I don't feel like dealing with the evil cult....that's the first steps on a slippery slope. Welcome to the dark side, we have cookies.;P

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Drejk wrote:
Anyone got the new Tomb Raider? It seems that there is no hype over it anywhere... I only learned that it is already out because I saw it in a shop... WTF?

Yes, been really enjoying it. Graphics and story are amazing, but the resource farming gets old at times. Overall a really good game though.


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Belated happy birthday, Rags. :)

Aaaand....that's a lot of posts in the gameplay thread. Hope I didn't miss too much. (I'm usually offline on weekends. Family. For some reason they want attention. Go figure. :P)

Edit: well, totally missed the random encounter, but that was over awful quick anyways. :)


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Stats are fine, but what about the most important bits...the story? :)


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Advaran Silvertongue wrote:
You guys are absolutely right, this is a stupid idea and I should scrap the whole thing, ship, character, equipment, everything. I don't know what I was thinking, I mean a character concept that I actually like? That's absurd, I should make a character designed by you guys, that's a much better idea.

Whoa, there, trigger. Let's dial down the drama here. No one has said that you shouldn't play the character. But several people, including me, have pointed out that it's important to nail down your character's motivations and personality to make sure they fit into the campaign world. The ship may be fun to think about (and yes, we are using Dragonstar rules for ships), but let's be honest, it's not gonna see much if any actual gameplay. It's stats don't even matter because much like The Black Pearl in Pirates of the Carribean the ship is more of a plot device than anything else. People are naturally more curious about the character than the plot device. Captain Jack is a fantastic character without his ship. Because he's all personality. We just want to see what personality traits your character has that will make them fantastic too. How did they end up as a captain of a starship as a teenager? Is their age part of what lost them their ship? Are they not so secretly chafing at being marooned on this 'backwater' world that isn't even on the star charts? Nobody is criticizing your character. You're just being asked what the actual character is like. You think it's cool and fun. Folks want to know why. If all you talk about is the ship, no one has any way to know anything else about your character.


Sorry for your loss. :(


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David.De'Foul wrote:

what's the DC?

I'll cast it with my regular slots since the one in the ring is unavailable
alternatively there's UMD

Quick lookup says it's 10 + grappler's CMB + spell level. And you're adding your CL and appropriate casting stat bonus to your roll to meet that DC.


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Re: Jacob's post: I've pretty much got the elementary class on hold for now. It's just the rest of the day as usual. Most of the PCs in that class are either at Lang's ceremony or in the infirmary. No further events planned for the class just now.


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"Ace" wrote:

It occurs to me that the incredibly momentous event that is the restoration of Balance is a matter of extreme destiny and Ace could possibly once more be teleported there against his will.

Not that it should happen, but it's sorta one of the things I had in mind for him, which I did discuss with both Lyn and FCD.

The only issue with this is the venue. Destiny can't take him into the past. He'd need to hitch a ride with one of the Time folks. Basically from where he's sitting, all of this already happened. Dave's only there because alterna-Ephebe is a sneaky, manipulative person who is taking advantage of his naïveté.


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David.De'Foul wrote:

it's totally fine

hey does grappling stop me from using a spell stored in a ring of spell storing?
because if it doesn't dave can get out of this with a standard action.
wait... crap... the ring has a telepathic trigger.....
hmmm

Pretty sure he has to make a concentration check, but that should be fairly easy to make.


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Captain Yesterday, Brut Squad wrote:

Awesome! Those sets look frustrating (but very, very fun), which one other then Trevi Fountain did you get.

Have you seen the new city skyline variations they're doing with those.

Why, yes, Lego is my primary dept I'm in charge of. :-)

Edit: And board games, I know entirely too much about board games.

The other one I got was Venice, which was a very easy set to assemble. I got the Eiffel Tower for Christmas and loved putting that one together, which is why I asked for more sets for my birthday. :)

I haven't seen the city skyline variations, but I am intrigued. I love Legos and was so disappointed when the kidlet got old enough to no longer need help assembling the complicated sets. So now I have my own. :)


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O.o

Sorry, Dave. The dice don't usually like me that much.

Well, at least Andromeda gets to look like a badass for a moment due to sheer random fluke of luck. ;P


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Thanks for birthday wishes, guys. :)
It was a good birthday. Fondue feast was delicious, and I got two Lego architecture sets. Which I promptly put together. I love those things. Although the Trevi fountain model was evil. Wobbly base makes assembly very difficult. But it looks cool now that it's done. :)


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So ships have been allowed in the past, but with heavy restrictions. The mining ship was strictly non combat. And Dave's ship is hopelessly broken. Fixing it is what he does with his spare time. Basically it can come out for plot reasons only. Just having a ship is a no. If you're a space pirate with a space pirate ship you have no reason to be hanging around a school. You'd just fly off to go find treasure. Now, you want to do a Captain Jack (Sparrow) (yes, I had to specify...there are that many characters named Captain Jack out there) and somebody stole your awesome space pirate ship, well, that's another matter. It's out there and it's supposed to be yours, you just don't happen to have physical access to it at this present moment, but that is merely a technicality that will be corrected. At some point. Eventually. As soon as you find it. That's a character arc. I'm all about building in character motivations. :)


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It's nice to be not sick and actually able to follow what's going on in-game. :)
(Sinus infection + dental work = not recommended)
And I'm better in time for my birthday. Which has been mostly enjoyable so far. ^.^


Rosita the Riveter wrote:
I need to buy a new tablet. I've narrowed down to the Nexus 9, but there is one concern. Storage space. It cannot mount a micro SD card, and my micro SD card is only 8 GB anyway. 16 GB is 300 bucks, while 32 GB is 400 bucks. I really don't want to spend 400 bucks, because I have a TON of other things I need to buy at this moment. But I found a 64 GB flash drive with both regular USB and micro USB for 20 bucks. It is tiny, too. So would it not be more financially sound to get the 16 GB tablet and the flash drive, which comes with the added benefit of making computer-tablet transfer very easy, and accept that I can't access those files while using the USB port to charge the device? Or am I missing some important detail here?

Totally depends on what you're using the tablet for. For me, my tablet is my main/only computer so I splurged on lots of memory. If this is a supplementary computer that you want because it's lighter and easier to take to classes for note taking purposes, then you should be fine with less memory.


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Today is my birthday. I am 39. Woo! I managed not to die for 39 years! Woo! :P

It's a pretty quiet birthday, which suits me. Slept in, although not as long as I had planned as they were installing new flooring in the apartment next door and the pounding was so loud that there was nowhere in our apartment where we could get away from it. So that kinda sucked. But them's the breaks when you choose apartment living. Once I was up, I made crepes for brunch. I found this really good recipe made with almond flour and cream cheese. I couldn't decide between sweet and savory so I had half of mine with cheese and sautéed mushrooms and half with strawberry slices and whipped cream. I still haven't mastered the fine art of the crepe flip, so they weren't exactly pretty, but they were at least delicious. :)
Then I got dressed in my best clothes (because a birthday is an excellent excuse for wearing a beaded velvet kimono...not that I need the excuse, but sometimes it's nice to have) and the kidlet and I went to the bookstore, which provided a welcome respite from the noise. I found a couple of cool crafting books on how to make your own patterns, one for sewing and one for knitting. And in a little bit I will make a fondue feast for dinner. I already baked a cheesecake for my birthday cake last night. Trying out a new recipe for Japanese style cheesecake. We'll see how that turned out. I'm also making dessert fondue just in case. :P
My husband was all feeling bad about how much I was cooking for my birthday, but I'm all like I get a whole day to try new recipes when nobody can complain about them! ;P


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Hope you are all having a better week than I am. Trust me, it's a low bar. ^.^


Rosita the Riveter wrote:
lynora wrote:
Rosita the Riveter wrote:
Where do fat MtF people find fitting women's clothing on a budget?

Well, I don't know a lot about being MtF, but I do know a lot about shopping for plus size women's clothes. So here's what advice I have. First off, no matter where you shop try things on. Sizing conventions vary wildly from store to store. Wildly. It's not you, it's them. Do not let it discourage you.

Thrift stores are the best for a very tight budget, but can be best utilized if you can sew. If not, no worries, you can still do minor alterations with the help of fusible interface tape and an iron. It's great for hems or for taking in a seam.
If you have a small but not quite as tight budget, I recommend Old Navy and Target as the next best options.
Next step up from that would be Lane Bryant and Torrid. Not cheap, but very nice stuff. And can be affordable if you catch the right sales.
We have Target and Old Navy near Market St, and we have thrift stores around the Castro. I've never heard of a Lane Bryant or Torrid. California things?

They are both chains. I don't know about Lane Bryant in California, but I know Torrid has a few locations out there. Might not be close to where you are now. You can always try the store locator on their website. But it looks like you have enough good options that you might not need it.

As mentioned above forever 21 is also a good option if you have one near. I forgot about it because it's not my style. Well, that's sort of true. Mostly I have a problem with cheap, scratchy fabrics. But if you are not cursed with hypsensitive skin then you can get a lot of cute looking stuff for cheap. :)

Edit: if a sewing machine is a no go, definitely get some fusible tape for hems and stuff. No sewing required and the results are just as good. I can sew really well and I still use the tape as a shortcut sometimes. If you want to get more creative with iron ons you can get fusible interfacing by the sheet as well.


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Sorry! It was the middle message of a group and I got confused, thinking I had already replied to it. I'll reply as soon as I can.


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Rosita the Riveter wrote:
Where do fat MtF people find fitting women's clothing on a budget?

Well, I don't know a lot about being MtF, but I do know a lot about shopping for plus size women's clothes. So here's what advice I have. First off, no matter where you shop try things on. Sizing conventions vary wildly from store to store. Wildly. It's not you, it's them. Do not let it discourage you.

Thrift stores are the best for a very tight budget, but can be best utilized if you can sew. If not, no worries, you can still do minor alterations with the help of fusible interface tape and an iron. It's great for hems or for taking in a seam.
If you have a small but not quite as tight budget, I recommend Old Navy and Target as the next best options.
Next step up from that would be Lane Bryant and Torrid. Not cheap, but very nice stuff. And can be affordable if you catch the right sales.


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That sucks, Sharoth. Sympathies for your friend. :(


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Celestial Healer wrote:
Also, my best friend is going through complications from a ruptured, hemorrhaging ovarian cyst. Positive waves appreciated.

Oh, man. A ruptured ovarian cyst is the second worst pain I have ever experienced. The first was surgery sans anesthetic. The gap between those two levels of pain is not as big as one would hope. Lots and lots of positive waves for your friend and I hope that she recovers soon and is blessed with nothing but competent and not jerky doctors.


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Bad day rant, please feel free to ignore:
I feel so frustrated right now. Even sitting up is hard today, and I am once again behind on stuff that I will end up scrambling to catch up on later. Vertigo sucks. So. Damn. Much. At any given time I can end up having to put my life on hold with no warning. And it's not like I haven't already scaled back on my activities because of this already. Because things that are easy for other people are so much effort. I can't even go grocery shopping without using noise cancelling headphones because the rumbling of the refrigerator and freezer cases is so wearing. But that's on a good day. And this is not a good day. This is a hope you like staying in bed all day because that's what you're doing day. Aargh!


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David.De'Foul wrote:

Trying to decide if I should have Dave puke

I know, I'll let the stats decide
What's a reasonable DC.

He's got a good fort save, so the easiest way to do this is to pick a percentage and roll 1d100. High is good. His percent chance of not throwing up is higher because of his good fort so he probably has a forty percent chance of puking. (This is just faster for me to do than trying to figure out what DC would give him a forty percent chance of failure.)


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Rosita the Riveter wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Rosita the Riveter wrote:
Treppa wrote:

Time to update the blacklist, I see. So happy to be on Chrome.

EDIT: Ahhh, better. Nice how it works retroactively.

What'd I do?
Soapboxing in FAWTL and treading dangerously close to breaking the no-politics rule, probably.
I did no such thing.

Not an argument, I swear:

The stuff about unions and retailers business practices gets political real fast. Something to be aware of, that's all.


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*Sniffle* *sneeze* *sniffle* *honk*

I haz a cold. :(

Well, on the bright side, it's still pretty mild as colds go. My nose is getting quite sore, but otherwise I don't actually feel as awful as I sound. But I would still greatly prefer it if my nose would stop dripping like a leaky faucet. :)


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Freehold DM wrote:
I can't soda anymore. I seltzer.

Me too. :)

Love my soda stream. It's not that it's that great, it's that I hated lugging home heavy bottles of seltzer that much.
Weak arms + second floor walkup = a very tired me. :P


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I used to love Mountain Dew. But now I find any sweetened beverage disgusting and gag if I attempt to drink it. This has now extended to alcohol as well. Soy milk is the only exception and even then I've switched brands to find one with less sugar in it. Changing tastes are weird.


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Aranna wrote:
lynora wrote:

So to add to this week's fun there appears to be something wrong with our modem. So that's tomorrow down the drain while trying to deal with the evil Comcast. And hopefully it will be fixed then. Two days of no wifi already sucks. >.<

I gave up dealing with Comcast. When I got my new place I ran the line and set up my own equipment after hanging up on Comcast's Indian tech call lines after the third person who couldn't understand English. I had internet in a few hours rather than the month plus Comcast would have taken.

I live in an apartment. Choices are for people who live in houses. Apparently. But the internet is back online so I'm guessing this was yet another round of our tech messed the box up again when switching on/shutting off your neighbor's service. Happens. At least it wasn't the modem again so I don't have to spend tomorrow driving to the service center to exchange it for a new one.


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Advaran Silvertongue wrote:
From my previous posts it appears as though I KOed my entire first period class due to a large nonlethal grenade explosion and I guess I was waiting on a response for someone after that.

We're already on fourth hour now so may as well just move on


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Vickory West wrote:
Hey nanami, the headmaster is not in right now, and I think his door is still broken open. There us also a line of folks waiting on the secretary, including me.

Multiple doors. The school does these things sometimes. :P


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Okay, an hour of wifi and coffee....I think that's enough to get me through for now. ;)

Gonna need that extra sanity to deal with my family. Somewhere along the way they elected me tech support and it gets ugly when I can't fix it. :P


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Sorry for the extended silence. Wifi has been down for the last two days at my house and I had too much stuff going on to either go somewhere with wifi or spend hours on the phone with Comcast figuring out if it's them or the modem. It's probably the modem. We seem to go through the things every few months. Some combination of the fact that they give us crap equipment and our building's wiring eccentricities. :/


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Jess Messel wrote:
Hello everybody, I have returned! Now does anyone remember what exactly my teacher was doing before I went dark?

Best to just go and check the posts for that alias so you can quickly pinpoint where you left off.


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So to add to this week's fun there appears to be something wrong with our modem. So that's tomorrow down the drain while trying to deal with the evil Comcast. And hopefully it will be fixed then. Two days of no wifi already sucks. >.<


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captain yesterday wrote:
I spit on SUVs, especially expensive ones, right in the middle of the hood.

*shrug*

Like it's any worse than what the birds do to all cars? :P

I'm not sure if my car counts as an SUV or not. It's more of a station wagon trying to pretend to be one of the cool kids, but it has four wheel drive and lots of cargo space so that's all I need. :)
My husband's car is just a fancier more expensive version of the station wagon in disguise. (They call them crossovers I think) Because we live in a city and parking garages in a true SUV are their own punishment. :P


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captain yesterday wrote:
Why do people that don't drink coffee think that people that do drink coffee want unrealistically huge coffee cups as gifts.

Where are these people? I'm always short of mugs.... Also define unrealistically huge? Like it's really a soup bowl? Cause....those are actually pretty awesome. Or like a thermos disguised as a travel cup? Cause yeah those are not awesome. Those are annoying. :)


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Aranna wrote:
There really is no wrong way to cook hot dogs... That said my favorite way to cook them is grilled.

Seconded. But there is no way I'm grilling in January. Hell, most winters it isn't even safe to go out on the balcony what with the icicles. Not so much yet this year, but I'm still not going to stand there and cook with -5 windchill. :D


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NobodysHome wrote:
Rosita the Riveter wrote:

I bought a pack of wax paper steamer liners when I bought the steamer. They are advertised specifically for keeping food off of your steamer, so I presume they won't melt.

Tamales might be the first dish I cook. The Trader Joe's frozen tamales I like list steaming as a cookig option, and I have some. Or I could cook chicken quarters. I have some that need using...

I would avoid steaming chicken or any other non-fish meat.

I find that steaming meat leeches it of its flavor, and lends fowl a chewy texture.

Chewy, flavorless chicken is not a good thing.

I'm *almost* with Aranna and Lynora here: The steamer is awesome for veggies, dumplings (OMG what it does for dumplings), and fish.

There are other, more complex dishes that only truly shine in a steamer (Chez Souvan in Santa Clara does an incredible banana-leaf wrapped salmon loaf).

But for plain old meat or tamales, I'd stick to a plain old oven. The extra humidity does such dishes no favors.

I find tamales made in the oven too dry. *shrug* Different tastes I guess.

Steaming chicken can work, but it's not the easiest thing to get right. Not something I have done often on account of the texture issues you mentioned. I've never steamed fish on account of being allergic to it and all, but steaming hot dogs works great. :)


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Aranna wrote:

All I use my steamer for is rice and veggies. It is awesome at making those. Oh and a tip from Aranna; Use good quality spring water for steaming it really does lend its flavor to the food. And by the same token avoid using city tap water at all costs... ewwww.

This depends on where you live. I've lived places where we bought water because the city water was disgusting, but I've also lived places where the city water is really, really good. Which is as much as I can really say without delving into politics. Water is kind of a big deal in politics around these parts right now. What with our state government poisoning a whole city and all....


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I've always been a sucker for kitchen gadgets. Because I'm a lazy cook partially but also because I am an adventurous cook as well and constantly want to try new things. :)


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Rosita the Riveter wrote:
I have aquired bamboo steamer. Now what do I do with it, and how do I use it?

Ooh, I used to have one of those. I really liked it, but it was a victim of the great culling two years ago when I got rid of all the now unsafe things when I developed the wheat allergy. I used to use the bamboo steamer to make gyoza so...yeah, anyways....

You'll need a pan that's slightly bigger than the steamer that you can put water in. Put water in it, heat it up, put the steamer in it, and cook your stuff. Line the bottom of the tray with cabbage leaves or something similar if you're making stuff that can slip through the cracks. Otherwise just use it to steam veggies or dumplings or tamales or whatever really. It's a very versatile tool. But if anything gets on the steamer wipe it off right away or you'll never get it off. Do not let it sit for later. (Voice of experience there...I had bits of permanently imbedded dumpling on mine.....they'd been washed well, but could not be removed without breaking the steamer. Don't repeat my mistakes, find new ones of your own! :P)


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David M Mallon wrote:
Aranna wrote:
lynora wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
lynora wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I love great graphics, the geography of Skyrim alone is worth the 12 bucks I paid for it, but they aren't the be all end all.
If you're a fan of environment graphics, I'd strongly suggest picking up a copy of Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Just be aware that the rocks move in the background and the trees go incorporeal every time the wind blows. >.<

Because sometimes improving the graphics doesn't....

Are you playing on console or PC? I've run into hella bugs, but never any of those...
Console. Tried it on the 360 and the One. Same trouble in both. It's what made it so I couldn't play the game because the jumping rocks were making me sick.
Weird that doesn't happen on the PC... worst I ever got was the game locking up during a cut scene. Do consoles let you change the graphics settings? This is a graphics intensive game and if your card is starting to get old you may need to lower the game settings.
360 player here, and the only graphics bugs I've seen were the one corrupted save I had where everyone's heads were missing, and a little thing I like to call the "Thedas Slide," where a character in the background will suddenly zip across the ground to the other side of the screen and then carry on as if nothing had happened. On the other hand, the game is more crash-prone than most I've played, and sometimes certain characters will freeze in place during combat.

I have mennieres disease. I can't rely on my inner ears to tell me which way is up like a normal person because my ears get confused at the drop of a hat. So I rely on what I see to orient direction. Especially watching the horizon. The graphics problem here happens at the horizon, on multiple systems, two different copies of the game. When they loop the background there's a moment when the rocks in the horizon 'jump' as it skips back to the beginning of the loop. No amount of changing the settings can make this loop not happen and it totally disorients me as my eyes are then telling me that the world just shook even though I know it didn't. Terrible motion sickness. I've had other people look at it and they can't see the jump until I point it out. It's only a problem if you have a habit of staring at horizons apparently as they were able to easily ignore it after knowing it's there. Wish I could. :/

Well, I guess there are worse things than not being able to play the new games that are currently out. Good thing I'm not a die hard video game person. :)
Still disappointed about inquisition though. I was really into that series. It's definitely a bummer.

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