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A seagull was eyeing up my fish and chips while I was waiting to board the Harry Potter train. If it had gone for my fish, folks would have seen a tourist punch a seagull.


I don’t have a dog right now, but it reminds me of my shepherd mix and my roommate at the time’s cheweenie. They would both be super excited when I got home, jumping up and down. My dog would accidentally step on the cheweenie. This triggered him to attack my dog, chewing on her hind leg. My dog would then just plomp down on him, ending the attack. The scene repeated itself every time I came home from work.


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How about, I ship you a couple of mine? Neighbors, that is.


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Everybody was kung fu fighting…


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Gremlin kebabs are a delicacy in many cultures.


It’s not your house, you’re trespassing and need to leave. So go outside and follow the driveway out to the main road and walk back to town.
Hopefully at some point you’ll get cell service.


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Drejk wrote:
Chorizo can look similar on the outside to multiple kinds of Polish sausage, but it's Spanish/Portuguese.

I always assumed it was Mexican, but obviously the Spanish brought it over. Never really thought that much about it actually. Except for thinking that chorizo, eggs, cheese, and potatoes make a pretty good burrito.


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Drejk wrote:
That is definitely not Polish sausage...

Well, my first guess was “spicy Italian sausage”, but something about the name made me feel like that wasn’t Polish.


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Drejk wrote:
Dancing Wind wrote:
It may amuse you to know that I can purchase "Polish Sausage" at just about any American supermarket.

Which one, 'cause there are many kinds of Polish sausage?

Not that Americans might know that, from what I hear...

Chorizo.


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I don’t mind playing a cleric if no one else wants to.


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Snow at my house too. I wonder if it’s related.

It had been raining, but after lunch today, the temperature dropped a few degrees and the snow started. Barely any accumulation so far…
Hopefully it won’t dump snow tonight.
Snow in the high country is great, but I don’t need it around my house.


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I’m all about enablement and not good advice, so just go with it.


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NobodysHome wrote:
"What part of *NO* did you not understand?"

The whole concept is completely out of reach.


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Pointed sticks never go out of fashion.


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Tame deer in my neighborhood. I put out my arms like a zombie and walk toward them growling: “Meat, meat.” They only bolt when I’m a couple meters away.

I could kill one of the silly things with a spear if I had one.


Sits in house. Listens to rain dripping from eaves of house. Notices that it is quite comfortable in house. Knows that the rain outside is very damp and chilly. Disputes the comment above, that suggests that a house has no value.


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Probably should be a romzomcom.


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Try to take over the world…


I rode the train from Baltimore to D.C. Also from the time-share in Virginia back to D.C. to do more touristing. Much better than driving.
On the same trip I drove over to the Gauley River in West Virginia for white water rafting. That was an altogether grueling experience. I’m used to western interstates where you can make some time.


31. Multi-Elemental Plane: The Great River. A thick river of water coils and flows through the air. There are rapids and waterfalls, as well as slow calm stretches. The river coils and crosses over itself. It is possible to break free of the water and land in a river section below in some places.
The river teems with fish and the predators that eat them. The sky is rich with birds and air borne predators. Pirates roam in ships that are equally at home in air and water.


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There is a ring around the moon tonight.

And in response to BNW’s earlier post I’ve decided to change the name of the little bedroom community where I live, to Five and a Half Palms. What? Of course I have that power.


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Yodeling is greatly feared throughout the land.


Meet another motorcycle: Wave/point at the ground with two fingers.
Meet a trike: Same but with 3 fingers
Four fingers for a car…
Okay, what do I do if it’s a semi truck?


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Yeah.

I went riding with my neighbor yesterday. He on the Harley, me on my Suzuki. After the ride we were sitting in his garage, having some beers. The topic turned to how bikers usually wave to other bikers. He looked up the “secret” hand signals motorcyclists use. Two fingers down means “Two Down.” In other words, two wheels on the pavement. I thought we were just being super duper cool. I’m a little sad now, because I guess it means I’ll have to give a four finger down hand wave to every car I meet from now on.


Or, we can say that the laws of physics are not fully understood.


lisamarlene wrote:

Minor grumble about useless search results:

Hermione is doing a middle school research project about NASA's Artemis program. I took her to the library. Our municipal library system has *nothing*. So I look online. Amazon has a handful of books available on e-reader format.
WW, looking over my shoulder, says, "PLEASE don't give them money; check out (name of random pirated book pdf site redacted) instead."
So I looked.
I did a keyword search for "Artemis".
Out of over 200 pages of results, guess how many were lesbian fae erotica?
After figuring out how to limit my string to nonfiction, I found a total of seventeen titles that looked like they might have a relevant page or two, but only one of these 17 actually did. And it wasn't good.
So I'm going to go with my original plan and just not tell him.

Have you tried the NASA website?


My job provides me a boot allowance. Has to be a safety toe, though. So I tend to wear the work boots at work and not elsewhere. Of course, I don’t change shoes to go shopping after work. Not this time of year. I just change out of the work shirt. But in the summer, the uniform gets changed out for shorts and sandals.


I like sandals in the summer, get some funny tan lines on my feet.


Leaky shoes are bad.


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quibblemuch wrote:

I wish somebody would invent some sort of retractable, portable device that had a number of clearly marked and numbered intervals that could be used to measure widths in advance so that it was possible to compare the size of one object with the size of the opening through which I was going to move it.

Sadly, such a future must be far, far off indeed...

I have a small box with a spring loaded metal strip rolled up inside. It has funny marks on one side of the metal strip, which can be pulled out. Then the spring retracts the metal strip when I release it. I’ve tried using it as a yo-yo, but the box is kind of heavy. It won’t spring back up. So it’s not very fun.


Weather Report, central Arizona: It’s been really cold (for us) temps in the low 20s in the morning, then warming up into the mid 40s. But sunny. But this morning it was warmer, in the 30s and raining. The temperature felt about the same actually. The storm blew over around noon. It’s been sunny, windy and cold. Anyway, look out Midwest USA, it’s headed your way…


I was out on the bike Saturday and saw the state snow plow out on a road that isn’t known for snow. But they were spraying some kind of de-icing stuff. We did get snow in the high country. Today was kind of cold.


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lol
Dogs are cute.


Players don’t have more power than the GM. GM can walk away just as easily. Which may be what happened to start this thread. Or not. How could I know, I wasn’t there.


241: Primary Life Bearing Planet. This planet has a single mega continent, as well as a good sprinkling of islands. The coastal areas of the mega continent are green with vegetation , but mountains shield the interior, making it a massive desert. Huge, flat topped basaltic columns rise from the interior waste lands, here and there. Some are barren, but some have springs that are connected to the Elemental Plane of Water. Waterfalls cascade down the sides of these. Such columns are usually ruled by beings of great magical power.


240:Primary Life Bearing Planet. This planet is cooler than Earth. It has a narrow band of temperate climate at the equator. Its mountains are glacial and the seas are heavy with ice bergs even in the equatorial waters. The polar ice caps make up half the planet.


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You wouldn’t be the only one. Some great music came out of the 80s.


Limeylongears wrote:

Aha! That makes more sense.

Turns out everyone in the family but me likes The Smiths, which means I'm going to have to put up with a lot more of their stuff in future (I don't mind the music so much - it's Morrissey's dreary groans that get on my nerves)

The Smiths only needed a banjo player and they would have been the best punk/folk (polka) band of all time. So you best be liken’ them.


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When I write on paper, I use wood block printing. So I much prefer runic over cursive.


The French and British were fighting each other in Spain. Napoleon extracted his troops for the Russian Campaign. Which allowed the British to move against New Orleans. In the end both armies were annihilated. Not sure how that affects the big picture, actually. I do find things like that interesting though.


Napoleon invaded Russia in 1812. Hmm. Something else happened that year. Without dates, it’s a little harder to grasp the bigger picture.


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I dropped by my neighbors house to check on the progress of his Harley. He told me to take it for a spin. I rode around the block. There’s only one word. Freedom. Live to live. Ride to ride. Getcher motor running. Something, something, highway.


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I love Heavy Metal too. Don’t know about that other stuff…


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Drejk wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

My lack of imagination can be painful.

Impus Major and I were discussing the frustrations of formulaic writing, and I pointed out, "If you've already read Little Red Riding Hood, you're not going to want to listen to the stories of Little Green Riding Hood, Little Blue Riding Hood, and Little Yellow Riding Hood, being menaced by a badger, an... um... mole rat, and a... a... vole..."

At which point Impus Major completely lost it and responded, "What are you talking about, Dad? I'd love to hear the story of Little Yellow Riding Hood being menaced by a vole!"

And he started telling the story... while giggling uncontrollably.

It was... unfortunate.

Now we want to hear the story of Little Yellow Riding Hood being menaced by a vole too!

Little Yellow Riding Hood and the Seven Angry Voles.


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Modern views on acceptable casualties are a bit different than it used to be. Just think where the word decimate comes from. The ancient Romans would kill 10% of their own soldiers, just to “improve morale “.


That sucks. Hope you feel better soon.

My neighbor got a Harley Davidson. He let me ride it ‘round the block.

Made me feel like this.

Then I helped him try to figure out how to get the thing on a jack so he could pull the rear wheel off. The need to own a Harley melted away…


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I remember the days before AoO. Don’t really want to go back to that. PF2e removed most AoO, it’s one of the reasons I didn’t adopt it.


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I can order a mediocre pizza, then drive down and pick it up myself. Place is also a bar and grill, so I could also go down, order my pizza and sit at the bar and get blotto while they cook it.


Drejk wrote:
Waterhammer wrote:
I’m still stuck on the earlier metric discussion. Been thinking about using a 1 meter square grid for the table top scale. Seems like you would need to add a weapon area requirement. A human fits within a square meter, but swinging a two-handed sword; it’s gonna take more room.

GURPS does that, except with hexes and yards. A human-sized character fully occupies their hex, and weapon reach does play a significant role because turns are 1 second and movement has serious impact - do I move further closing the distance with spear-wielding enemy, but suffer significant attack penalty. Do I approach slower, letting the enemy attack me before I attack or keep their distance?

Assuming you don't use basic combat rules and skip over all that.

Interesting, was it playable, or did everyone just go with the basic rules?

I used 5’ hexes for my outdoors maps in my PBP Kingmaker game. You have to modify, but it’s minor.


I’m still stuck on the earlier metric discussion. Been thinking about using a 1 meter square grid for the table top scale. Seems like you would need to add a weapon area requirement. A human fits within a square meter, but swinging a two-handed sword; it’s gonna take more room.

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