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I bought a 900 ml box of ice cream.

I served myself a modest portion and ate it.

Of course, as a responsible adult I decided there is no point in letting it freeze in the freezer, and the fridge is not cold enough to store it for later so I proceeded to eat the other half of the ice cream, solving the problem of storing it without risking a waste or inefficiency.


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Vanykrye wrote:
I have no FB. I am not a Slave of Zoidberg Suckerberg.

Companies that pay for pushing ads on my wall are the ones that got suckered.


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lisamarlene wrote:
Drejk wrote:
*opens mouth to ask LM if it is her facebook account and then notices the same photo as on Patreon*
Yes, but warning, my FB wall is a typical Mommy FB wall... mostly pictures of Hermione and Teensy Valeros, and food. Rather boring.

Eh, at least they are not toddlers anymore.


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*opens mouth to ask LM if it is her facebook account and then notices the same photo as on Patreon*


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NobodysHome wrote:
DSXMachina wrote:

NH, if you are going to the Louvre remember to enter by the Mall rather than wait in the long tourist queue... unless you've absorbed the English love of queuing from your time here.

;)

Oh, we've been warned many, many times about the queue for the Louvre.

But I spent 2 days in it in 1987, 1 day in it in 1997, and no one's really enthused to try it in this trip because of the lines.

Instead, I will suffer the stereotypical pain of my wife wanting to shop along the Champs Elyssees. Fortunately, she has self-control; she just likes to look at all the stuff.

Shiro, on the other hand...

*From what you have been saying in the past.


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aeglos wrote:

is celestial Healer still around ?

did bitter thorn showed up ?

Haven't seen CH or Bitter Thorn in ages (BT hadn't posted since January 2017), though CH is occasionally active on facebook. He also occasionally comments/likes my blog posts via patreon.


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NobodysHome wrote:

Speaking of LordSynos, he’d better post soon. I’m a mother hen, and he hasn’t posted since we sent him off with a belly full of haggis and sticky toffee pudding...

Mother Nobody gets worried...

LordSynos appeared on FB...

He hadn't posted any photos saying you made them and will be showing them later :/


NobodysHome wrote:

Speaking of LordSynos, he’d better post soon. I’m a mother hen, and he hasn’t posted since we sent him off with a belly full of haggis and sticky toffee pudding...

Mother Nobody gets worried...

Well, it should be close to sleepy time for him now.


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Drejk wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
(1) We have encountered LordSynos, and he is Tall. We will commence with the feeding shortly. (He’s currently shopping with Shiro, GothBard, and Impus Major while I relax at the hotel with Impus Minor.)

We expect photographic documentation.

From Lord Synos.

On Facebook.

*chuckles*


Back from another L5R session.

Spoiler:
(recap from the previous sessions) We are still in a Crane clan castle in a Crane clan city that is at the bring of peasant rebellion. We are escorting an Otomo princess, the niece of the late Emperor to the capital to attend the Emperor's funeral. We stopped here to resupply the ship and Bayushi who is sister of our daimyo, my half-sister, and the princess lady-in-waiting and a close friend insisted on procuring a tailor to prepare us all for the funeral. I managed to acquire the local castellan to agree to lend us the best tailor in the city, though at conditions we are not exactly happy to fulfill (as it would delay our leave by another day at least).

Two (out of three) shugenja went on the last session to visit Asahina monastery on the other side of the city only to learn all the Asahina were murdered by a ninja that was trying to blame Scorpions (that's us, we are all Scorpions, though one of us is an actual kitsune serving Scorpions for generations).

Both of them suffered wounds but managed to defeat the ninja and found a strange amulet on her.

Then my half-sister (who has problems with accepting my character and has issues with trusting me) stumbled onto a servant murdering a samurai (during a... rather personal moment between the two) - she incapacitated the murderer and then I came along and was asked by her to help deal with problem - so I promptly climbed down the window to capture the murderer's accompliance that we heard down there. She clearly murdered a minor Crane notable to steal his seal so the rebels could forge papers that would let them smuggle their people inside and open gates.

Lets say that my climbing took some time as the GM jumped to other players who learned some things, fled the murder scene, learned some more things.

Finally, I reached the ground level, sneaked on the rebel monk of Bishamon (who stand behind the rebellion against the unjust rule of the castellan, exacerbated by sudden and intense heat wave over the last weeks, though someone else aids them furthering their own goals).

My first slash mauled his face in an ironic echo of my own recent wound. The second strike put him down incapacitated. That piece of rebellious scum, with the rest of his strength managed to break my sword (damned kiho!), which generated enough stress to send me into rage where I proceeded to execute him with the shattered sword and cut off his ugly head.

So what next I did, covered in my victim's blood, down the walls of the castle?

I promptly took the head (knife through the ear as is proper to carry severed head) and marched to the gates where I announced myself and asked to see the commander of the guards and notified him of the rebel provocateur and the murder that happened upstairs. Confused Cranes complied and arrived to our rooms where the tied murderer was moved in mean time. After some social maneuvering Bayushi took most of the Cranes to the murder scene while us Scorpions quickly interrogated the murderer. She was more than willing to tell us everything under the condition of giving her quick death instead of letting her get in the hands of the local Cranes. We learned how did the greed and cruelty of castellan and his men drove the servant to willingly help the rebels. I complied with her request by providing her with a quick working poison though I threatened her to swallow it only away from our quarters so the Cranes could not blame us directly by telling her that I can stop the poison from working if she uses it too early.

She proceeded to poison herself while the Cranes were taking her away and we returned to make plans for the future.

We were interrupted by a Crane that invited me to the castellan and our kitsune (whose human guise is a trusted advisor and an envoy of our daimyo) weaseled oneself to join me. The castellan graciously thanked me for interrupting the rebel and in a gesture of generosity gifted me a kakita blade (a blade of superb quality) to replace the sword I lost. The kitsune managed to get a precious scroll as a sort of bribe - the castellan, a very wealthy and politically powerful samurai but of poor reputation due to his Yasuki heritage and blatant participation in trade seeks to improve his standing and decided that marrying my half-sister would help him achieve that goal.

We rejoined the group later and after some discussion and disagreement we planned to move out early in the morning... And then one of our companions who did not participated in vicious Scorpion scheming (a son of deceased Kitsu and missing Yogo, who is as much as Lion in his heart as Scorpion) returned and told us that we must stay because an ifreeti, a foreign fire spirit from Far West is bound somewhere in the city and it is the source of recent heat waves pushing the peasants to rebellion. According to his revelations, the medallion found with the ninja in the Asahina monastery is a lesser fire spirit that can be used to find the greater one...

*sigh*

And we were almost ready to get out of the [s]Dodge[s] Crane.


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NobodysHome wrote:
(1) We have encountered LordSynos, and he is Tall. We will commence with the feeding shortly. (He’s currently shopping with Shiro, GothBard, and Impus Major while I relax at the hotel with Impus Minor.)

We expect photographic documentation.

From Lord Synos.


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Ohh! Puppy!

...

Wait...

VE said Pappy?

Never mind. Carry On.


It's 1 pm, but I got up not long ago so it is morning.


Morning folks.


'ello


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Orthos wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

Mildly political:
Yeah. Long ago, I was strongly in favor of private medical services and opposed to publicly funded medicine until I learned more of "well" that does work in USA...

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Vanykrye wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Oh no. I hope you can resolve that crap soon. Insurance is a racket. I can't believe it won't cover the MRI. Even for insurance companies that propose to offer medical coverage, this is ridiculous.
And it's not like we have sub-par insurance either.

A friend mentioned a deal Noki got with a private medical company on Saturday grill.

Spoiler:
In Poland there are no medical insurance companies as such - if you are employed, retired, registered as unemployed, have own company, or are attending a school at <25 you get public insurance (paid by a small tax subtracted from your earning). Regardless of right to public medical help, you can get a private insurance at specific medical clinic chain, or a company you work for can offer you such as an extra benefit. Basically all corporations do that to make sure their employees are getting medical service faster. So after some issues with the clinic chain they had a contract, which shall remain nameless here, Noki forced a change of contract where, if the clinic chain fails to provide timely service, the Nokia employee can go to any private clinic, take the bill, and have 80% of it returned by the clinic chain that failed to provide the service in time...


Limeylongears wrote:
It's the best part of EVERYBODY'S day!!!

Best part for Aiymi, maybe...


Woran wrote:
My brain is mush today

Yum-yum...


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gran rey de los mono wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:

*sigh* My normal spiel: And we have a complementary breakfast from 6 - 10

Guest 1 minute later: and do you guys have breakfast?
ME: *nod yes*
from what time?
ME: 6 - 10.
Guest: is it free?
me: yes

Yep. Just last night I said "Breakfast is tomorrow from 6 till 10," and as I finished that statement the guy said "When's breakfast?" Happens all the time. Is it really that hard to listen to what I'm saying?

I am sorry, what did you say?


Though Italy might be the easiest (and cheapest) for me to come for a visit.


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If you get Shiro to buy a castle in Scotland... I think I could get my parents to move there to work as ground-keepers/caretakers for him...


lisamarlene wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Day 3 in Scotland: NobodysHome is trying to convince Shiro of the convenience and practicality (and affordability) of a castle in Scotland.
Not a chance. That's waaaaay too practical for Shiro.

There might be chateaus in France and monasteries in Italy for sale... You could try those...


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Murdeer!


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Murdeer!


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Now it is seriously raining the whole day. Thankfully it wasn't raining yesterday until the late evening and only a bit then so the return home was not impeded much.


Twilight 2000: Free City of Krakow.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Drejk wrote:

Back from grill...

A bit weird feeling, being the only lone person without either a partner or a kid, with some folks having already two kids. Oh, and I realistically could have been the oldest person present (not sure about three ladies present, though they didn't look 40+, which of course means little). Also, I learned got confirmation that the woman that was the (unrequited) love of my life is pregnant.

well.

F%%$.

I'm sorry, Drejk.

Nah. That's an old and closed story.


Woran wrote:
My brother is continuing the family line.

We have a back-up in form of our German cousin.


Orthos wrote:
Drejk wrote:

Back from grill...

A bit weird feeling, being the only lone person without either a partner or a kid, with some folks having already two kids. Oh, and I realistically could have been the oldest person present (not sure about three ladies present, though they didn't look 40+, which of course means little). Also, I learned got confirmation that the woman that was the (unrequited) love of my life is pregnant.

This is a feeling I know well. Everyone else my age in the few social circles I interact with at any point is married and typically has children. Everyone who doesn't have kids actively present only doesn't because they're older and their kids are grown and moved out (or are in the group of "my age but married and with kids"). The only ones that fit neither criteria are all much younger.

I'm guessing you get about as much "so when are you getting married/having kids?" inquiries as I do.

I don't actually.

My mother years ago said (as a hidden complaint) "I already lost hope of having grandchildren" but that's all. My social circle is completely composed of gamers and fantasy/SF fans. Not the kind of bunch that pesters their peers about kids, not even confirmed couples and married pairs. Some of them are having kids of their own, but a 2 + 2 family model in my circles usually means a couple with a pair of cats, instead.


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Back from grill...

A bit weird feeling, being the only lone person without either a partner or a kid, with some folks having already two kids. Oh, and I realistically could have been the oldest person present (not sure about three ladies present, though they didn't look 40+, which of course means little). Also, I learned got confirmation that the woman that was the (unrequited) love of my life is pregnant.


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Thomas Seitz wrote:
I have Green Ronin's Advanced Bestiary. Also I still use sovereign materials section from Green Ronin's Advanced Game Master's Guide.

*moss lich approves*


captain yesterday wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:

If you want it done right the first time, well, I've seen Cap's work. Worth it.

Plus, he packs inside of luggage fairly easily.

I have in fact stowed away in luggage before (though not on a plane).

Might be a bit uncomfortable on an overseas flight, but I might be able to manage.

I'd advise against trying. You might end in underpressured cargo hold...


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Hey, nibbling on nipples is definitely a fun thing... Usually.


aeglos wrote:
I am at the hotel of the playmobil park (which is famous german toy line) watching the boy play with a playmobil space station in the common room

Awwww...

Playmobil was unreachable dream here when I was a kid, seen in a few catalogs of German things we had at home.

Incidentally, I watched a few playmobil set ups on Monday while in shopping mall. The space station was there, as were a castle or two, a dinosaur hunter base, firefighter station, and some others.

The dragon and some knights looked surprisingly similar to some lego designs I know from the past.


aeglos wrote:
Hi Every FaWtL

Aeglos!

*hugs*


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NobodysHome wrote:

Well, I finally got my Mac Mini up and booted for the trip, but for all the wrong reasons: We used a booking site to reserve High Tea at the Ritz, they charged us for the booking, then they didn't pay the Ritz, so the Ritz charged us as well.

Weird... Did I hear gran chuckle? Or was that Vid?


DungeonmasterCal wrote:

I've not heard of this film.

Spoiler:
That's a Spiderman: Far From Home in-joke.

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I saw the Spiderman Night Monkey. Fun-fun movie, though being fan of Spiderman (or at least knowing a bit about the Spiderman enemies - like me) really changes the viewing.

Mild as it can be sort of seen in some trailers:
One of the characters is Mysterio who behaves unlike Mysterio...

And this time really spoilers:
So I was wondering that he shows powers and acts as a genuine hero. My friend who did not know that he is illusionist felt that he gives an off vibe and I was wondering if he is completely different character in the movie or is everything that we see an elaborate illusion.


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Saw Night Monkey. Fun movie. Scene after the credits is important as it gives light on behavior of one of the characters during the movie.


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No one killed (by me) on the session :(

Might get a new bonus by introduction of bonds from Courts Of Stone...

Get to ignore some stress from a check for which my comrade has skill ranks? Coincidentally we are all Scorpions with Skulduggery...

Three guesses what is the skill I use the most.

Spoiler:
Melee, Fitness, and Skulduggery, though Sentiment and Tactics are getting close.

I also might end getting a hefty bribe from a merchant wishing to flee the city in riots (with Crane army rushing to quell the rebellion) while we will leave the city with Otomo princess we all serve currently. Finally my materialism flaw will pay for itself!


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Vanykrye wrote:
I thought the slaad was supposed to be blue?

Red, blue, green, grey, black...


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I am going to see Spiderman with a friend before session.

After session will be sitting until the morning and giving stupid answers to stupid questions on Kickstarter.


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Legend Of Five Rings today. I wonder if the GM got Courts Of Stones already with all its new options for ninja (who I happen to be as a Shosuro Infiltrator).

Also, I could use a chance to kill a few enemies, haven't done that in some time.


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That strip of Full Frontal Nerdity made me think of Freehold...


I occasionally had dreams of my schools.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
From what I can piece together you had a bad headache. Am I right? And if so I hope it's gone by now!

It should be something like "My head doesn't know if it wants to hurt or not", though as I said, what I wrote my not reflect that correctly. I have a mild headache that pops up vanishes every now and then.

I think I'll get some ibuprofen just to try to get rid of it.


Mein Kopf weiss nicht oder es schmerzen wollen oder nicht.

*Correct German grammar or use of words not warranted. Contact your German teacher or translator for any additional information.


lisamarlene wrote:
Drejk wrote:
Brother Lie. An affable aberrant cultist-thing.
Pretty sure I dated him in college.

Tentacles and all?


NobodysHome wrote:

Whee! Vacation begins with a 5-hour delay on our very first flight!

The $30 meal vouchers (each) covered about half of lunch, so that’s something.

As for TSA pre-screening,
** spoiler omitted **

Sounds exacatly like what I was going through on my flight to UK and back. No extra charges.

Ok, I had to remove my boots, but only because they had metal part so they would trigger metal detector anyway.

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