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Scarab Sages

Last night I cleaned out the bottles I'll use for my mead. Even bought a new scrub brush to clean them with.

Sadly, the brush did not fair well against the bottles. The opening was a bit to narrow for it. So the bristles got all mashed up.

But it still did the job.

Scarab Sages

nekkid bottle cleaning?!?

That's what she said!

Scarab Sages

While I was cleaning the bottles I was drinking a bit of beer. Afterwards, I got back on the computer and surfed Youtube, watching old Highwaymen videos.

Good times.

Scarab Sages

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I was a highwayman, along the coach roads I did ride,
With sword and pistol by my side.
Many a young maid lost her baubles to my trade.
Many a soldier shed his lifeblood on my blade.
The bastards hung me in the spring of twenty-five:
But I am still alive.

I was a sailor, I was born upon the tide.
And with the sea I did abide.
I sailed a schooner round the Horn to Mexico.
I went aloft and furled the mainsail in a blow.
And when the yards broke off, they said that I got killed:
But I am living still.

I was a dam builder across the river deep and wide;
Where steel and water did collide.
A place called Boulder on the wild Colorado,
I slipped and fell into the wet concrete below.
They buried me in that great tomb that knows no sound:
But I am still around.
I'll always be around,.
And around and around and around and around.

I fly a starship across the Universe divide.
And when I reach the other side,
I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can.
Perhaps I may become a highwayman again.
Or I may simply be a single drop of rain;
But I will remain.
And I'll be back again,

And again and again and again and again.

Scarab Sages

Living on the road my friend
was gonna keep you free and clean
Now you were your skin like iron
and your breath's as hard as kerosene

You weren't your mama's only boy
but her favorite one it seems
She began to cry when you said goodbye
and sank into your dreams

Pancho was a bandit boy
His horse was fast as polished steel
He wore his gun outside his pants
for all the honest world to feel

Pancho met his match you know
on the deserts down in Mexico
Nobody heard his dyin' words
ah but that's the way it goes

All the Federales say
they could've had him any day
We only let him slip away
out of kindness I suppose

Lefty he can't sing the blues
all night long like he used to
The dust that Poncho bit down south
ended up in Lefty's mouth

Day they laid poor Pancho low
Lefty split for Ohio
Where he got the bread to go
there ain't nobody knows

All the Federales say
they could've had him any day
We only let him slip away
out of kindness I suppose

The poets tell how Pancho fell
and Lefty's living in a cheap hotel
The desert's quiet and Cleveland's cold
and so the story ends we're told

Pancho needs your prayers it's true
but save a few for Lefty too
He only did what he had to do
and now he's growing old

All the Federales say
they could've had him any day
We only let him slip away
out of kindness I suppose

A few great Federales say
could've had him any day
We only let him go so long
out of kindness I suppose

Scarab Sages

By the by - Happy Birthday to Willie Nelson. 80 years young!


Aberzombie wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Icyshadow wrote:
I wonder if I should start hiding threads as well.
I recommend both that, and getting Another_Mage's Ignore script and adding the offending users to it. That way if you run into them again, you don't have to deal with them.

I thought about getting that ignore thing, but then realized that I don't know that dude, therefore cannot trust any computer stuff he may have written.

So I just ignore the douchebags the old fashioned way. Will saves.

For what it's worth, I've been using it both at home and work for over a year now without any issues.

Scarab Sages

Meh, I'll keep going old school. Couldn't install it here at work anyway.

Scarab Sages

All right folks. Time to go do stuff.

RPG Superstar 2012

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The A-Z challenge shambles out with a zombie.


Apparently I'm Chaotic Neutral with a slight leaning to Good.

Should I be happy or worried? Last time the test claimed I'm Lawful Neutral...

Scarab Sages

Game experts believe they've uncovered earliest known version of D&D


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taig wrote:
The A-Z challenge shambles out with a zombie.

Graaaaaaaaaaaains


...adding to that, the second test says I'm a level 2 Chaotic Neutral Human Wizard.


Icyshadow wrote:

Apparently I'm Chaotic Neutral with a slight leaning to Good.

Should I be happy or worried? Last time the test claimed I'm Lawful Neutral...

I keep getting neutral good myself.


Lawful Neutral every time.

Silver Crusade

aeglos wrote:
Drejk wrote:
CH is moving to his boyfriend.........!

I totally missed that, best of Luck CH!

and best of luck with the job hunt , Drejk

Not until the summer. We're talking about it, though.

RPG Superstar 2012

I almost always get Chaotic Good.

Silver Crusade

Aberzombie wrote:

Game experts believe they've uncovered earliest known version of D&D

Nifty.

For anyone in Rochester, NY, (especially with kids) I recommend checking out the Strong Museum, where that document is housed. It's a neat place.

Silver Crusade

Morning, all. What did I miss?


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

25 minutes and no reply?

Apparently, your not missing much. :)

SLow morning?

More coffee,...


I'm coming to the conclusion I should stay out of the video game industry because I have an abysmal will save against stupid silly twists.


Scintillae wrote:
I'm coming to the conclusion I should stay out of the video game industry because I have an abysmal will save against stupid silly twists.

such as?


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Freehold DM wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
I'm coming to the conclusion I should stay out of the video game industry because I have an abysmal will save against stupid silly twists.
such as?

Such as having you battle your way through an epic doomsday plot, talking Final Fantasy length and depth of story, world on the brink of destruction, get to the very end to confront the one responsible...and it's an elderly man that you recognize as a famed hero of days past. You ask him why,

Spoiler:
He shakes his cane at you. "Durn kids t'day talkin bout end of the world...those ain't problems! Back in my day..."
*proceeds to rant about newfangled firearms and monk threads and such for about twenty text boxes*
"...So's I said I'll show you the end of the world! And I did."
Turns off machine, world slowly returns to normal
Credits roll


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Scintillae wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
I'm coming to the conclusion I should stay out of the video game industry because I have an abysmal will save against stupid silly twists.
such as?

Such as having you battle your way through an epic doomsday plot, talking Final Fantasy length and depth of story, world on the brink of destruction, get to the very end to confront the one responsible...and it's an elderly man that you recognize as a famed hero of days past. You ask him why,

** spoiler omitted **

I,... Cannot decide whether that is the most brilliant video game plot twist I have ever heard of, or the lamest.

I,... I,... I,...

Must consider this over another cup of coffee,...

<Wanders off dazedly towards coffeepot>


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I find that anticlimaxes are very interesting storytelling tools. They can be very well done by a good writer and neatly subvert the expectations of the reader into something thought-provoking. They can be very badly done and come across as scrambling to end a story when the author realizes they did not give their characters the proper tools to solve the problem. And then they can just be a punch in the face to the reader because the writer is an utter troll.

So if you need me, I'll be avoiding fire and acid damage. ;)


But yeah. As I said, I do not belong in the industry without having a dedicated editor with a paper fan for Gibbs-slaps on standby.


Celestial Healer wrote:
aeglos wrote:
Drejk wrote:
CH is moving to his boyfriend.........!

I totally missed that, best of Luck CH!

and best of luck with the job hunt , Drejk

Not until the summer. We're talking about it, though.

Last week was 25+ degree Celsius and I moved from sleeping under duvet to using only sleeping bag asa blanket, this counts as summer to me.


Scintillae wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
I'm coming to the conclusion I should stay out of the video game industry because I have an abysmal will save against stupid silly twists.
such as?

Such as having you battle your way through an epic doomsday plot, talking Final Fantasy length and depth of story, world on the brink of destruction, get to the very end to confront the one responsible...and it's an elderly man that you recognize as a famed hero of days past. You ask him why,

** spoiler omitted **

reminds me a bit of the first rpg I ever played, Final Fantasy Legend/Romancing Saga. I*still* love the series, although the first game was seriously anti climactic.


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Scintillae wrote:

I find that anticlimaxes are very interesting storytelling tools. They can be very well done by a good writer and neatly subvert the expectations of the reader into something thought-provoking. They can be very badly done and come across as scrambling to end a story when the author realizes they did not give their characters the proper tools to solve the problem. And then they can just be a punch in the face to the reader because the writer is an utter troll.

So if you need me, I'll be avoiding fire and acid damage. ;)

agreed. The writer needs to be astonishingly good to pull it off. IIRC, xenogears had a few good ones.

Scarab Sages

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taig wrote:
The A-Z challenge shambles out with a zombie.

Huzzah! I welcome my bloom-challenged un-botanical brothers to The Horde!


Freehold DM wrote:
Scintillae wrote:

I find that anticlimaxes are very interesting storytelling tools. They can be very well done by a good writer and neatly subvert the expectations of the reader into something thought-provoking. They can be very badly done and come across as scrambling to end a story when the author realizes they did not give their characters the proper tools to solve the problem. And then they can just be a punch in the face to the reader because the writer is an utter troll.

So if you need me, I'll be avoiding fire and acid damage. ;)

agreed. The writer needs to be astonishingly good to pull it off. IIRC, xenogears had a few good ones.

Xenogears was pretty brilliant about it, in the sense of that it didn't deny you the big final climactic battle - you still got to fight Deus, and after him Uroborus - but Fei basically talked down the mastermind villain without actually battling him.

I still was kind of disappointed by the lack of an opportunity to punch him, though. Ditto for Alex in Golden Sun - three games in and you still haven't gotten an opportunity to battle the guy. But since you still got your big showdowns - even if they weren't against the true mind behind the plots - it didn't feel as much like a missed opportunity, but instead more of a "Darn, it would have been nice to have gotten to battle that guy at least once."

Scarab Sages

Damnit! Now I'm hungry again.

Scarab Sages

That'll teach me to get involved in conversations about food.


I cannot put into words how much I love dark sun. One of my all time favorite campaign settings. It truly turned everything I knew about western fantasy on its ear, and it remains a beloved source of inspiration for me when writing.


*sigh*


Another web comic broke*.

*:
When I push next page button I get the page I already read, like if they could not draw another page while I read the current one...


And the headache creeps back in.


What's up with my head it's so attractive to headaches?


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Laptop back in action. After an argument on phone with my father ("you don't want to do it because you don't want to speak with me on Skype" *sigh*) I jury-rigged temporary solution by cutting the power cord from this laptop's broken charger and using it to connect working charger from old broken laptop.


Luckily both had the same output parameters.


Jury-rig was to be reserve solution. *sigh*


Now I have to get my eyes reattuned to brightness of the laptop's LCD after two weeks of dark CRT. At least once the reattunement is over it won't be so tiring to my eyes like CRT is.


Drejk wrote:
Laptop back in action. After an argument on phone with my father ("you don't want to do it because you don't want to speak with me on Skype" *sigh*) I jury-rigged temporary solution by cutting the power cord from this laptop's broken charger and using it to connect working charger from old broken laptop.

didn't I originally suggest this?


Not cutting the cord and sticking it into the plug that does not fit :P


Is it Saturday yet?


Woodraven wrote:

Is it Saturday yet?

I wish =/

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Belated congratulations AZ on the impending new addition!


wanders through the thread looking for brains

Mrgh!


Mrgh.

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