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ooh! Naked Facebook/Whedon-based insanity for TOP!


Treppa wrote:

OK, the next time a customer says, "I've been looking everywhere for this. It's exactly what I want, and the price is so reasonable, too! But I'm going to keep looking." Should I:

a) Rage?
b) Baleful polymorph them to a stoat?
c) Use Sleight of Hand to get their money anyway?
d) Flamestrike them?

Heh...I'm sorry about your experiences. Unfortunately when you're looking to buy something, many people have been conditioned not to believe what they see, or that things are not worth the price they are paying for them. There are some serious gaps in my PS1 gaming collection because of that belief.

The Exchange

Treppa wrote:

OK, the next time a customer says, "I've been looking everywhere for this. It's exactly what I want, and the price is so reasonable, too! But I'm going to keep looking." Should I:

a) Rage?
b) Baleful polymorph them to a stoat?
c) Use Sleight of Hand to get their money anyway?
d) Flamestrike them?

B then c, it keeps the merchandise in tip top condition that way. Then if you really feel the need a then d.

Liberty's Edge

I heard it is going down similar. It'll be Joss Whedon's, but more like 4chan.

Scarab Sages

Treppa wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:

I was a victim of robbery once.....

....No, wait! That was just getting a flight home for Christmas.

Offers the zombie a nice brain beer.

Mmmmm......brainnnnnn beeeeerrrr

The Exchange

Freehold DM wrote:
Treppa wrote:

I heard Joss Whedon is buying Paizo and is going to make the message boards very much like Facebook.

It's what I heard, anyway.

curls into fetal position

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shhhhh it will be ok. Cthulhu/Whedon only wants your money

Scarab Sages

Freehold DM wrote:
ooh! Naked Facebook/Whedon-based insanity for TOP!

There's definitely something madness-inspiring about the words "naked", "Facebook", and "Whedon" in the same sentence.


Crimson Jester wrote:
Treppa wrote:

OK, the next time a customer says, "I've been looking everywhere for this. It's exactly what I want, and the price is so reasonable, too! But I'm going to keep looking." Should I:

a) Rage?
b) Baleful polymorph them to a stoat?
c) Use Sleight of Hand to get their money anyway?
d) Flamestrike them?
B then c, it keeps the merchandise in tip top condition that way. Then if you really feel the need a then d.

Doesn't their gear polymorph with them, though?

Liberty's Edge

Aberzombie wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:

I was a victim of robbery once.....

....No, wait! That was just getting a flight home for Christmas.

Offers the zombie a nice brain beer.
Mmmmm......brainnnnnn beeeeerrrr

It's good for what Ales you. *arches eyebrow*

Scarab Sages

Studpuffin wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:

I was a victim of robbery once.....

....No, wait! That was just getting a flight home for Christmas.

Offers the zombie a nice brain beer.
Mmmmm......brainnnnnn beeeeerrrr
It's good for what Ales you. *arches eyebrow*

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha......

....I don't get it.

Scarab Sages

And, with that.....laundry time! And maybe a nap before work tonight. Later folks.

Liberty's Edge

Ashe Ravenheart wrote:

For you bastiches out the that always complain that no one recognizes that Clark Kent is Superman because of a pair of glass, I point you to Big Bang Theory.

For eight episodes now, Sheldon's Friend-that-is-a-girl-but-not-a-girlfriend, Amy Farrah Fowler is played by Mayim Bialik. Or, as you might remember her, Blossum of the same sitcom.

It took a picture without her glasses in an article about the show for me to realize just why I've been sitting there thinking "she looks familiar..."

I realised that after the second episode she was in (the one where Sheldon gets the cats) ...

... alright, that’s not quite true, I had no frikken idea who Blossum is/was, but my good lady recognised her in that episode and told me.

I reckon she’d spot Superman in a crowd of office workers too.

Liberty's Edge

The 8th Dwarf wrote:


We are moving to darling harbour - a new building, it not a bad spot hopefully I will be able to see the Maritime Museum from there.

Whereabouts in Darling Harbour, those new buildings going up at Darling Park? That’s pretty much within lunchtime walking distance of where I work.

Liberty's Edge

Paris Crenshaw wrote:
It's comforting to know that we Americans have such good friends, even when we disagree.

Amen to that my friend.

Paris Crenshaw wrote:


Not to mention the fact that Sydney is freakin' awesome! ;)

And that. Hey, obviously there are some things we can agree on! ;-)

I take it you've been here (Sydney) then?


Mothman wrote:
The 8th Dwarf wrote:


We are moving to darling harbour - a new building, it not a bad spot hopefully I will be able to see the Maritime Museum from there.
Whereabouts in Darling Harbour, those new buildings going up at Darling Park? That’s pretty much within lunchtime walking distance of where I work.

Yep the new ones at Darling Park, One of the benefits of working for an Evil Financial Institution. All the mod cons and a nice place to hang out. The only problem I can see is that I will no longer be 1/2 a block away from The Tin Soldier.


Awright folks, I am off for now. I hope everyone has had a wonderful Veteran's Day.

Liberty's Edge

Freehold DM wrote:
Awright folks, I am off for now. I hope everyone has had a wonderful Veteran's Day.

See you mate.

Liberty's Edge

The 8th Dwarf wrote:

Yep the new ones at Darling Park, One of the benefits of working for an Evil Financial Institution. All the mod cons and a nice place to hang out. The only problem I can see is that I will no longer be 1/2 a block away from The Tin Soldier.

Nice, but yeah, I did think about the Tin Soldier thing.

Hey man, I just posted to Shadowhound but not sure if you can view it at work, do you need a lift tonight?

The Exchange

Treppa wrote:
Crimson Jester wrote:
Treppa wrote:

OK, the next time a customer says, "I've been looking everywhere for this. It's exactly what I want, and the price is so reasonable, too! But I'm going to keep looking." Should I:

a) Rage?
b) Baleful polymorph them to a stoat?
c) Use Sleight of Hand to get their money anyway?
d) Flamestrike them?
B then c, it keeps the merchandise in tip top condition that way. Then if you really feel the need a then d.
Doesn't their gear polymorph with them, though?

maybe but it's Baleful Pollymorph. Its fun anyway!

FUnny thing happened in a game one time o.O Pc's were attacked by non ogl cat with tentacles and the wizard poped out baleful polymorph and rolled random to see what it turned into. Failed all saves by the way. They ended up with a 10 hd kitten. A mean 10 hd kitten.


huzzah!


Mothman wrote:
The 8th Dwarf wrote:

Yep the new ones at Darling Park, One of the benefits of working for an Evil Financial Institution. All the mod cons and a nice place to hang out. The only problem I can see is that I will no longer be 1/2 a block away from The Tin Soldier.

Nice, but yeah, I did think about the Tin Soldier thing.

Hey man, I just posted to Shadowhound but not sure if you can view it at work, do you need a lift tonight?

Im at home today - Dani won a Fridge and a washing machine in a competition they just delivered it.... I am trying to work out how to get it into the kitchen?

Liberty's Edge

The 8th Dwarf wrote:
Mothman wrote:
The 8th Dwarf wrote:

Yep the new ones at Darling Park, One of the benefits of working for an Evil Financial Institution. All the mod cons and a nice place to hang out. The only problem I can see is that I will no longer be 1/2 a block away from The Tin Soldier.

Nice, but yeah, I did think about the Tin Soldier thing.

Hey man, I just posted to Shadowhound but not sure if you can view it at work, do you need a lift tonight?

Im at home today - Dani won a Fridge and a washing machine in a competition they just delivered it.... I am trying to work out how to get it into the kitchen?

Through the door, down the hall, past the dining room and into the kitchen. That’s how I’d do it.

Completely ignoring the disconnect between large, heavy modern appliances and old inner-west houses with narrow doorways.

If it can wait 8 hours or so I can give you a hand.


Mothman wrote:
The 8th Dwarf wrote:
Mothman wrote:
The 8th Dwarf wrote:

Yep the new ones at Darling Park, One of the benefits of working for an Evil Financial Institution. All the mod cons and a nice place to hang out. The only problem I can see is that I will no longer be 1/2 a block away from The Tin Soldier.

Nice, but yeah, I did think about the Tin Soldier thing.

Hey man, I just posted to Shadowhound but not sure if you can view it at work, do you need a lift tonight?

Im at home today - Dani won a Fridge and a washing machine in a competition they just delivered it.... I am trying to work out how to get it into the kitchen?

Through the door, down the hall, past the dining room and into the kitchen. That’s how I’d do it.

Completely ignoring the disconnect between large, heavy modern appliances and old inner-west houses with narrow doorways.

If it can wait 8 hours or so I can give you a hand.

I think I may have to remove the kitchen door :-)... I will take you up on the lift.


I heard about the guy that got stuck in the train.
(LOL) I personally woulda appreciated the "ME" time.


Paris Crenshaw wrote:
The 8th Dwarf wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:

*blink*

Happy Veterans Day, FAWTLies.

Hope yours is going well.

*blink*

We call it Remembrance day in Australia. There is an Ode that is spoken at memorials.

A veteran will stand and say

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

The people respond

Lest we forget

Its very sad and moving

Thanks for sharing that. I've always valued the special relationship the US has with Australia. We've shed blood together in many conflicts and I've enjoyed working with your Navy at every opportunity I've had. It's comforting to know that we Americans have such good friends, even when we disagree.

Not to mention the fact that Sydney is freakin' awesome! ;)

The ode is for all war dead not just our own...

Aussies and Yanks have been fighting side by side since The Battle of Hamel (4 July 1918).. and every major conflict there after you will find us with you.

I love following speech by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk one of the opposing generals of the Galipoli campaign and latter the President of Turkey. Even though he was the enemy during World War I he is thought of very highly in Australia.

Those heroes that shed their blood
And lost their lives...
You are now lying in the soil of a friendly Country.
Therefore rest in peace.
There is no difference between the Johnnies
And the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side
Here in this country of ours...
You, the mothers,
Who sent their sons from far away countries
Wipe away your tears,
Your sons are now lying in our bosom
And are in peace
After having lost their lives on this land
They have become our sons as well

Liberty's Edge

Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:

I heard about the guy that got stuck in the train.

(LOL) I personally woulda appreciated the "ME" time.

Ha! Yeah, bummer, I can’t get to work, stuck on a train with a good book and my laptop.

Still, (if it’s the same guy) sucks to be stuck on a train at Bondi Junction, 5 minute’s drive from the beach. I reckon he skipped work to go to the beach and when he was called on it was like ‘Uh, yeah, I got stuck on a train, that’s it...’

Liberty's Edge Contributor

Mothman wrote:
Paris Crenshaw wrote:
It's comforting to know that we Americans have such good friends, even when we disagree.

Amen to that my friend.

Paris Crenshaw wrote:


Not to mention the fact that Sydney is freakin' awesome! ;)

And that. Hey, obviously there are some things we can agree on! ;-)

I take it you've been here (Sydney) then?

Fortunately, the Navy does have its perks, and world travel is one of them.

I have been to Sydney 3 times and to Fremantle/Perth once. I loved every visit.

During first visits to Sydney and Fremantle, back in 1997, I was able to just wander the city/town on my own. Since then, the Navy has implemented "buddy rules" to keep us from causing or receiving trouble. Still, visiting such amazing sites is a real treat.

Come to think of it, I was in Sydney six years ago, nearly to the day. I celebrated Thanksgiving Day 2004 with my shipmates on the USS HOPPER (DDG 70) while moord in the harbor, there.


heh heh...


Mothman wrote:
Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:

I heard about the guy that got stuck in the train.

(LOL) I personally woulda appreciated the "ME" time.

Ha! Yeah, bummer, I can’t get to work, stuck on a train with a good book and my laptop.

Still, (if it’s the same guy) sucks to be stuck on a train at Bondi Junction, 5 minute’s drive from the beach. I reckon he skipped work to go to the beach and when he was called on it was like ‘Uh, yeah, I got stuck on a train, that’s it...’

Remind me to try that one day.... Hmmm Bondi beach :-)

Liberty's Edge

Paris Crenshaw wrote:

Fortunately, the Navy does have its perks, and world travel is one of them.

I can’t see the military life being at all for me (respect to those for whom it is though), but that would certainly be a selling point.


I couldn't do a boat.

Liberty's Edge

Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:
I couldn't do a boat.

Give me a yacht any day! But yeah, I couldn’t see myself liking life aboard a ship.

The closest I’ve been to such is doing a tour of a destroyer (the HMAS Vampire) and a submarine (the HMAS Onslow) at the Maritime Museum. Cool to see, but so cramped and crowded. Obviously those are older boats, but I imagine space is still at a premium on modern navy ships.


Aberzombie wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
ooh! Naked Facebook/Whedon-based insanity for TOP!
There's definitely something madness-inspiring about the words "naked", "Facebook", and "Whedon" in the same sentence.

The naked Whedon emerged from his Facebook page, tentacles first.

Liberty's Edge Contributor

Mothman wrote:
Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:
I couldn't do a boat.

Give me a yacht any day! But yeah, I couldn’t see myself liking life aboard a ship.

The closest I’ve been to such is doing a tour of a destroyer (the HMAS Vampire) and a submarine (the HMAS Onslow) at the Maritime Museum. Cool to see, but so cramped and crowded. Obviously those are older boats, but I imagine space is still at a premium on modern navy ships.

HMAS Vampire? What an interesting name for a military vessel. Her Majesty's fleets certainly know how to name their ships.

We honor our military heroes or other important people, but occasionally the names just don't sound all that impressive to me. For example, how many bad guys are really going to quake in fear when they hear that their waters are being patrolled by the USS WAYNE E. MEYER? Nevermind the fact that it carries hundreds of anti-air and land attack missiles that can strike a target from over a thousand miles away. It just doesn't sound impressive.

At any rate, shipboard life takes some getting used to, but it's certainly not as tough as it once was. Space is a premium, as is privacy, but you learn to get along with people and develop ways of finding your space when you can.

Most importantly, the developments in technology allow us to keep in touch with our families in ways never before possible, which helps considerably.

When I graduated and got commissioned in the Navy (ahem, 15 years ago), we had one computer in our office on USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62) for everyone to share. It had e-mail access and I think we could browse the internet...such as it was back then.

On my second ship, a frigate, USS REUBEN JAMES (FFG 57), the whole ship shared a single e-mail account. We had to take a 3.5" floppy disk to the comm shop and have one of the techs send and receive e-mails addressed to us via the subject line. There was ZERO privacy.

Since then, things have steadily improved. Now, I'm a department head on a big-deck amphibious ship (basically an aircraft carrier) with my own stateroom and my own computer on my own desk. We have bandwidth that almost equates to a good dial-up connection for every user online and we can access the web and e-mail with relative ease.

To be honest, if it weren't for the fact that I'm kept away from my family, I wouldn't mind seagoing life. But since I got married, and especially since my daughters were born, going to sea has been less and less attractive for me. The fact that I've gone from one sea duty tour to another since 2004 has done nothing to improve my opinion, either.

Still, as my wife says, if I were working for a Fortune 500 company, worked these kinds of hours and traveled as much as I do, she'd have a problem with things no matter how much money I was making. The difference is that what I and my fellow Sailors do makes a difference.

That'll never make it easy to kiss my wife and daughters goodbye and tell them I won't be home for weeks or months, but it does make me proud to come home to them and know I've done something important.

Liberty's Edge Contributor

Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
ooh! Naked Facebook/Whedon-based insanity for TOP!
There's definitely something madness-inspiring about the words "naked", "Facebook", and "Whedon" in the same sentence.
The naked Whedon emerged from his Facebook page, tentacles first.

TENTACLES, first. TENTACLES!

Oh...you did say tentacles. Whew!

Liberty's Edge

Paris Crenshaw wrote:

HMAS Vampire? What an interesting name for a military vessel. Her Majesty's fleets certainly know how to name their ships.

We honor our military heroes or other important people, but occasionally the names just don't sound all that impressive to me. For example, how many bad guys are really going to quake in fear when they hear that their waters are being patrolled by the USS WAYNE E. MEYER? Nevermind the fact that it carries hundreds of anti-air and land attack missiles that can strike a target from over a thousand miles away. It just doesn't sound impressive.

Yeah, I’m not sure what naming scheme the Australian navy uses for its ships and bases and such, but there are some interesting ones historically. The HMAS Vampire, the HMAS Cerberus, the HMAS Vendetta. More typically they are named after places, eg the HMAS Sydney and HMAS Perth.

Liberty's Edge

Paris Crenshaw wrote:
Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
ooh! Naked Facebook/Whedon-based insanity for TOP!
There's definitely something madness-inspiring about the words "naked", "Facebook", and "Whedon" in the same sentence.
The naked Whedon emerged from his Facebook page, tentacles first.

TENTACLES, first. TENTACLES!

Oh...you did say tentacles. Whew!

I was thinking the same thing.

The Exchange

nice looking ship Vampire


sneaks into the thread and leaves a large star-spangled pie in honor of the U.S. veterans for Veteran's Day.

Liberty's Edge

Crimson Jester wrote:
nice looking ship Vampire

It is (although the picture you linked is the original HMAS Vampire, active during WW2, the one I was referring to is the second ship to bear the name, I think it was built in the 50s or 60s and escorted Australian troops to the Vietnam War).


heh heh...


Two hours with no posts. Frightening, really.


Davi The Eccentric wrote:
Two hours with no posts. Frightening, really.

Kraken and I had to take the doors off the fridge to get it into the kitchen.


Mothman wrote:
Crimson Jester wrote:
nice looking ship Vampire
It is (although the picture you linked is the original HMAS Vampire, active during WW2, the one I was referring to is the second ship to bear the name, I think it was built in the 50s or 60s and escorted Australian troops to the Vietnam War).

Hello Paris

My uncle served on her and HMAS Melbourne...

I did some searching to find out HMAS Vampire was so named... As Mothy said traditionally in the Royal Australian Navy the ships are named after Towns - Sydney, Perth, Wollongong and so on. The later Vampire was named after the original.

When the original Vampire (1917) was constructed she was considered a V class ship and in the Royal Navy name their ships with the starting letter of the class.

She was lent to the RAN in the 1930's as a supply ship and when WWII started the RAN refitted her and put her back into service. She part of a group of ships that helped the Australian troops at the Seige of Tobruk with supplies and the evacuation of the wounded. The ships were insulted by Radio Berlin, being called a 'pile of scrap iron'. The Australians therefore called them 'the Scrap Iron Flotilla'.

The Australians that were giving Rommel his first defeat at Tobruk gave themselves the nickname 'the Rats of Tobruk' after Radio Berlin described the Australians as 'caught like rats in a trap'.

Rommel only took the Tobruk after the Australians were withdrawn to be sent to the Pacific.

Liberty's Edge

Mornin' FAWLTs!

Rainy Friday, temp dropping, should see snow tomorrow. Meanwhile, I'm listening to Vince Guaraldi's "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on infinite loop. And looking forward to Black Friday.

What? Why are you all looking at me like that?

Liberty's Edge

This is a "just in case" scenario, but next time someone invokes Hitler or nazis in an argument, link them here.

Silver Crusade

Morning all. What did I miss?


Good morning, all.

Well done, Messereldritchshinyschmidt!

::Puts Springtime for Hitler on the phonograph::

Liberty's Edge

WE'RE ALL GOING TO HELL!


More help in getting there.

Old School naked dance!

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