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Liberty's Edge

Snarf?


HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Liberty's Edge

Urizen wrote:
HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

It's uncanny!

Scarab Sages

Howdy folks! Just popping in to say that I hope everyone is having a good day.


Urizen wrote:
HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Caught in a bad romance?

CrimJ: What were they doing in OK?

Dr. Cosby: the only person other than my grandmother who was allowed to cuss in my house when I was little boy.


Celestial Healer wrote:
Ashe Ravenheart wrote:

Regarding the "King Arguments", I HOPE that he's considered one of our premier authors in generations to come.

As compared to Sidney Sheldon (6th best selling of all time) Danielle Steel (8th best selling of all time) and Jackie Collins (13th of all time). Or, to put it in perspective, Sidney has sold more books Dr. Seuss has, Danielle has sold more books than Leo Tolstoy has and and Jackie's sold just as many as J.K. Rowling. And they all outsell Stephen by a wide margin.

*shudder* I'm fearful at future generations thinking these three may be considered some of our "literary elite".

I wouldn't lose too much sleep. Since the era of widespread literacy began (late 18th century really) there have been "potboilers". If you take a course in Victorian Literature, that won't be what you're reading. In fact, those books are largely forgotten (unless you consider Dickens a potboiler author, which I don't). Subsequent generations are usually much better at separating the wheat from the chaff than people are at the time.

Yeah I took some of those classes in college. Books like 'Pamela' which even spawned a spoof (by Henry Fielding, author of Tom Jones no less) called Shamela. And those were considered excellent! And if you ever had to slog through the 'epistolary' method of novel writing ...ugh. Like reading a book of email texts. Yeh, and time is a great winnower. Only the best works make the bookshelf a century after they are published.

Liberty's Edge

Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Urizen wrote:
HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Caught in a bad romance?

CrimJ: What were they doing in OK?

Dr. Cosby: the only person other than my grandmother who was allowed to cuss in my house when I was little boy.

LINKIFIED!


I like the misspelled name better, but it's too metal for the actual group.


::Puts on hat::

Hey, does this make my ass look big?


Hey Uri! Funny now, not so much later. :P

And Riley has taken to pointing at your Avi and saying EWW! I think he has your number! :)


Mouthy Upstart wrote:

::Puts on hat::

Hey, does this make my ass look big?

No, your ass makes your ass look big.


daaaaaaaaaayum.
I felt that cold clear down to Tejas.

The Exchange

Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:

daaaaaaaaaayum.

I felt that cold clear down to Tejas.

Yup. I'm wondering if I should bring an extra blanket to bed tonight. O.o

The Exchange

WOOOOO!!! We finished Second Darkness today!

Kingmaker starts in two weeks.

Half-orc Bard Happy Dance!

The Exchange

Wolfthulhu wrote:

WOOOOO!!! We finished Second Darkness today!

Kingmaker starts in two weeks.

Half-orc Bard Happy Dance!

Here's to hoping your group has as much fun with it as we're having! :D


Studpuffin wrote:
Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Urizen wrote:
HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Caught in a bad romance?

CrimJ: What were they doing in OK?

Dr. Cosby: the only person other than my grandmother who was allowed to cuss in my house when I was little boy.

LINKIFIED!

I prefer this version, myself.


Solnes wrote:

Hey Uri! Funny now, not so much later. :P

And Riley has taken to pointing at your Avi and saying EWW! I think he has your number! :)

EWW! is Riley shorthand for EWWWWSOME in that thar Carolina accent. ;-)

The Exchange

Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Urizen wrote:
HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Caught in a bad romance?

CrimJ: What were they doing in OK?

Dr. Cosby: the only person other than my grandmother who was allowed to cuss in my house when I was little boy.

Alabaster Caverns. Spelunking and watching the horde of bats that come out at night, and camping.


huzzah!


Urizen wrote:
I prefer this version, myself.

That must be a good version, you have to be eighteen to see it! :D Okay, really, I'm not making a Youtube account just to see one video.

(Besides, we both know lounge covers of Lady Gaga songs are always better than heavy metal mash-ups of her songs. It's a law.)

(Oh, and while I'm on the subject of videos stuck behind age barriers, I just found a version of Heathen Child that you don't need a Youtube account to see, and... wow. Come for the two seconds of nipple, stay for the middle-aged musicians shooting lasers at old footage from Ben Hur. Still a good song, but one weird video.)

The Exchange

Watching Whip It with Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page.


Crimson Jester wrote:
Watching Whip It with Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page.

Why? Did a problem come along or something?

The Exchange

Davi The Eccentric wrote:
Crimson Jester wrote:
Watching Whip It with Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page.
Why? Did a problem come along or something?

We have friends who are in the regional roller derby league and I have always had a thing for Drew Barrymore. Also, the movie is not half bad. I just have to get over my aversion to tats on ladies.


Crimson Jester wrote:
Davi The Eccentric wrote:
Crimson Jester wrote:
Watching Whip It with Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page.
Why? Did a problem come along or something?
We have friends who are in the regional roller derby league and I have always had a thing for Drew Barrymore. Also, the movie is not half bad. I just have to get over my aversion to tats on ladies.

Whip It, good? Are you sure no gases are being pumped into the room? Try to detect it, it's not too late!

Shoehorning in references? Who, me?

Silver Crusade

Patrick Curtin wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Ashe Ravenheart wrote:

Regarding the "King Arguments", I HOPE that he's considered one of our premier authors in generations to come.

As compared to Sidney Sheldon (6th best selling of all time) Danielle Steel (8th best selling of all time) and Jackie Collins (13th of all time). Or, to put it in perspective, Sidney has sold more books Dr. Seuss has, Danielle has sold more books than Leo Tolstoy has and and Jackie's sold just as many as J.K. Rowling. And they all outsell Stephen by a wide margin.

*shudder* I'm fearful at future generations thinking these three may be considered some of our "literary elite".

I wouldn't lose too much sleep. Since the era of widespread literacy began (late 18th century really) there have been "potboilers". If you take a course in Victorian Literature, that won't be what you're reading. In fact, those books are largely forgotten (unless you consider Dickens a potboiler author, which I don't). Subsequent generations are usually much better at separating the wheat from the chaff than people are at the time.
Yeah I took some of those classes in college. Books like 'Pamela' which even spawned a spoof (by Henry Fielding, author of Tom Jones no less) called Shamela. And those were considered excellent! And if you ever had to slog through the 'epistolary' method of novel writing ...ugh. Like reading a book of email texts. Yeh, and time is a great winnower. Only the best works make the bookshelf a century after they are published.

Huh. I hadn't heard of Pamela, but a quick link shows that's exactly what I was talking about. Those have been around as long as there has been a public to buy books.

I'll throw out there, though, that the epistolary form worked pretty well for Bram Stoker. Although I think that was the exception to the rule.

Silver Crusade

The dinner came out well. I was particularly happy with the garlic mashed potatoes. I think the sirloin with red wine sauce wasn't as good as the actual boeuf bourgignonne, but people seemed to like it. I'm always my worst critic.


Davi The Eccentric wrote:
Crimson Jester wrote:
Davi The Eccentric wrote:
Crimson Jester wrote:
Watching Whip It with Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page.
Why? Did a problem come along or something?
We have friends who are in the regional roller derby league and I have always had a thing for Drew Barrymore. Also, the movie is not half bad. I just have to get over my aversion to tats on ladies.

Whip It, good? Are you sure no gases are being pumped into the room? Try to detect it, it's not too late!

Shoehorning in references? Who, me?

Davi just achieved not only an excellent RPP (References Per Post) but also WPR (Words Per Reference). His build is obviously broken.

Liberty's Edge

Treppa wrote:
Davi The Eccentric wrote:
Crimson Jester wrote:
Davi The Eccentric wrote:
Crimson Jester wrote:
Watching Whip It with Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page.
Why? Did a problem come along or something?
We have friends who are in the regional roller derby league and I have always had a thing for Drew Barrymore. Also, the movie is not half bad. I just have to get over my aversion to tats on ladies.

Whip It, good? Are you sure no gases are being pumped into the room? Try to detect it, it's not too late!

Shoehorning in references? Who, me?

Davi just achieved not only an excellent RPP (References Per Post) but also WPR (Words Per Reference). His build is obviously broken.

Nah, it's just the one thing he beat into the ground. He's got a +34 in "Pop Culture" from feats and traits.


Davi The Eccentric wrote:
Urizen wrote:
I prefer this version, myself.

That must be a good version, you have to be eighteen to see it! :D Okay, really, I'm not making a Youtube account just to see one video.

(Besides, we both know lounge covers of Lady Gaga songs are always better than heavy metal mash-ups of her songs. It's a law.)

(Oh, and while I'm on the subject of videos stuck behind age barriers, I just found a version of Heathen Child that you don't need a Youtube account to see, and... wow. Come for the two seconds of nipple, stay for the middle-aged musicians shooting lasers at old footage from Ben Hur. Still a good song, but one weird video.)

That was enabled recently. Just do a search for Behemoth Lady Gaga Mashup. I'm sure it was some puritan that freaked out. There's nothing on there that needs to be 18+.

Scarab Sages

Really, I was just going to post to bring back the magic dot, but then I came across this...

Celestial Healer wrote:
The dinner came out well.

Um, wow. Um, good?

Spoiler:
j/k -- I always hope that dinner comes out well in the end...

;-)


Treppa wrote:
Davi just achieved not only an excellent RPP (References Per Post) but also WPR (Words Per Reference). His build is obviously broken.

Come on, don't "Let's start talking about how Davi's too optimized" me, missy. I have a weak heart, I don't get around how you get around, my mind works in mysterious ways, don't try to stop the tail that wags the hound, etc.

(This is the worst part, you know. Trying to wedge song lyrics into an actual sentence.)


Crimson Jester wrote:
Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Urizen wrote:
HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Caught in a bad romance?

CrimJ: What were they doing in OK?

Dr. Cosby: the only person other than my grandmother who was allowed to cuss in my house when I was little boy.

Alabaster Caverns. Spelunking and watching the horde of bats that come out at night, and camping.

Cool. I need to see that.

Liberty's Edge

How to Be Alone

Something I think many people don't realize. Everyone gets so fixated on that there MUST be someone for everyone, not everyone NEEDS someone. Sure, it is nice to have a person there to share things with and live life with, and I don't doubt that I may yet find that person that will grow old with me, but if I've learned anything from the last four years, it's that if you're not happy alone, you'll never be happy with someone else.

(Fortunately, I will always treasure this time I've spent in Minnesota to remind me How to Be Alone).

Night all!


*blink*

Morning folks

*blink*

Scarab Sages

Morning Patrick. I wasn't around much here this weekend, but I see from further up the boards that the trolls were. That's why I tend to steer clear from the rules sections more often than not.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to a rather sucky work week. Lean events are even more s#++ty when they are (a)unfunded, (b)redundant, (c)and when I'm the leader.


Morning AZ. Sorry to hear your work is sucking. My non-work is also sucking, but at least the searing humidty and heat has abated here somewhat. It almost feels normal for once.

As for rules, I am blessed in that I never inherited any OCD disabilities so I don't obsess with trying to make a fantasy game 'realistic', whatever TF that is supposed to be.

***

I swear, people can swallow flying lizards and giant insects but get their panties in a bunch if something is +4 instead of +2 ... blerg ..

Scarab Sages

Sorry to hear about the non-work suckage. But, yeah, a lessening of heat and humidity is always a good thing.


Aberzombie wrote:
Sorry to hear about the non-work suckage. But, yeah, a lessening of heat and humidity is always a good thing.

Amen to that. We should start a list of forbidden words/terms. Whattd'ya think? I'll start:

  • Gimp
  • Feat Sinks
  • nerf
  • weaksauce
  • optimal
  • non-optimal

Any others?

Scarab Sages

Patrick Curtin wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Sorry to hear about the non-work suckage. But, yeah, a lessening of heat and humidity is always a good thing.

Amen to that. We should start a list of forbidden words/terms. Whattd'ya think? I'll start:

  • Gimp
  • Feat Sinks
  • nerf
  • weaksauce
  • optimal
  • non-optimal

Any others?

I would say the words

  • broken
  • fix
  • fixed
  • build
.

Scarab Sages

Of course, now the challenge will be for someone to come along and use all those words in a single post.


Aberzombie wrote:
Of course, now the challenge will be for someone to come along and use all those words in a single post.

Hmmm. Easy enough ..

Spank Trollham wrote:
Thanks to the nerfing of the fighter and the gimping of the various feat sinks that any player will want to take in order to avoid a weaksauce non-optimal build, Pathfinder has failed to fix any of the obvious math errors of 3.x and has failed to produce any fixed optimal character build that anyone would want to play. Therefore the game is broken and should be avoided.

Scarab Sages

Patrick Curtin wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Of course, now the challenge will be for someone to come along and use all those words in a single post.

Hmmm. Easy enough ..

Spank Trollham wrote:
Thanks to the nerfing of the fighter and the gimping of the various feat sinks that any player will want to take in order to avoid a weaksauce non-optimal build, Pathfinder has failed to fix any of the obvious math errors of 3.x and has failed to produce any fixed optimal character build that anyone would want to play. Therefore the game is broken and should be avoided.

Dude, awesome! You should create that alias, and just post that whenever a rules thread gets too heated. You could be the new Vomit Guy!


Aberzombie wrote:
Dude, awesome! You should create that alias, and just post that whenever a rules thread gets too heated. You could be the new Vomit Guy!

On the contrary. My vast intellegence, and obvious mastery of all that is RPG makes me the perfect focus of these rules threads. Let them overheat! I shall prove that my way is right, and anyone who plays differently has a Candle of Invocation shoved up their ass.


Spank Trollham wrote:


On the contrary. My vast intellegence, and obvious mastery of all that is RPG makes me the perfect focus of these rules threads. Let them overheat! I shall prove that my way is right, and anyone who plays differently has a Candle of Invocation shoved up their ass.

I sense a kindred spirit!

HUUUUUUUURRRRRRL!

Scarab Sages

And, with that, I've got work to do. Later.


Aberzombie wrote:
And, with that, I've got work to do. Later.

Hasta Lluego!


Davi The Eccentric wrote:
Crimson Jester wrote:
Davi The Eccentric wrote:
Crimson Jester wrote:
Watching Whip It with Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page.
Why? Did a problem come along or something?
We have friends who are in the regional roller derby league and I have always had a thing for Drew Barrymore. Also, the movie is not half bad. I just have to get over my aversion to tats on ladies.

Whip It, good? Are you sure no gases are being pumped into the room? Try to detect it, it's not too late!

Shoehorning in references? Who, me?

You have friends in ROLLER DERBY? *ahem* straightens clothing, shines head up real nice, quick spritz of binaca, cueing up *ding* sound effect for when I smile Ah, where did you say you lived again?

Silver Crusade

Moff Rimmer wrote:

Really, I was just going to post to bring back the magic dot, but then I came across this...

Celestial Healer wrote:
The dinner came out well.

Um, wow. Um, good?

** spoiler omitted **

I'm inclined to disagree with your grammatical assessment.

"To come" is an intransitive verb. A verb should only be followed by an adjective if it is a linking verb ("The dinner was good."). Since I chose to use the verb "came" instead, I was obliged to use an adverb describing in what manner the dinner came - in this case, well. ;)

Silver Crusade

Good morning, all. What did I miss?

Scarab Sages

Celestial Healer wrote:
Good morning, all. What did I miss?

Well, Todd decided that he'd finally tell Annie the truth about the time he spent in Nigeria, even knowing that she'd hate him for it. Meanwhile, Xander and Chloe consummated their relationship during a night a hedonisitc passion. And, across town, James and Stewart decided that ping pong was not ideal for.....No, wait! That's my soap opera.

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