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Scarab Sages

Just kidding. But it sounds cool. Maybe we should invent it.

Scarab Sages

nekkid inventing?!?

Liberty's Edge

Some of my best inventions came about whilst in the buff.


Scintillae wrote:
Why is it whenever I hear a horrible lyric swap of a children's song, I remember it better than the actual lyrics?

Improved quality? :P


I'm surprised there's no threads about Net Neutrality around here...


Icyshadow wrote:
I'm surprised there's no threads about Net Neutrality around here...

I put it up for sale on Ebay. It magically prohibits people from making a thread about that topic until the auction ends.

It's currently at... $0.32, with the highest bidder being NotAFBIAgent. He seems legit...

Dark Archive

Morning FAWTLY folk. Hope ya'll are doing well and have a good day today. :) I, for one, will be recovering from staying up until 01:30 playing Smallworld with friends before work today. *yawn* Totally worth it though.


Freehold DM wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:

But, I digress.

The kids and wife all went to bed somewhat early last night, so I got to watch my Supernatural episode in peace. Then I was flipping through channels and found the new Evil Dead playing. It was OK, I guess. Not as funny as the original, and they seemed to go more for shock-torture porn-gore instead.

The thing is evil dead was supposed to be a scary movie that ended up being cheesy. I didn't mind seeing it as it was originally intended.

The only problem I have is when film-makers conflate gore & torture-porn with being scary. Hence the reason why I haven't seen this remake of one of my favourite films.


*yawn* everyone.

Scarab Sages

DSXMachina wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:

But, I digress.

The kids and wife all went to bed somewhat early last night, so I got to watch my Supernatural episode in peace. Then I was flipping through channels and found the new Evil Dead playing. It was OK, I guess. Not as funny as the original, and they seemed to go more for shock-torture porn-gore instead.

The thing is evil dead was supposed to be a scary movie that ended up being cheesy. I didn't mind seeing it as it was originally intended.
The only problem I have is when film-makers conflate gore & torture-porn with being scary. Hence the reason why I haven't seen this remake of one of my favourite films.

Exactly! I don't think there are many folks in entertainment industry who truly understand horror. So they just say, "Slice and dice! Blood! Viscera!"

Scarab Sages

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Icyshadow wrote:
I'm surprised there's no threads about Net Neutrality around here...

Please don't give them ideas.

Scarab Sages

And good morning to all my FAWTLY Brethren out in the wide world today. Happy Thursday! It's supposed to be a beautiful day here, weather wise.

Scarab Sages

Of course, I almost thought it was Friday for a second or two, thanks to the guy on the radio.

Scarab Sages

The wife and I were supposed to meet with our real estate agent tomorrow, to go look at various neighborhoods (and maybe a house or two) for our more permanent residence here in Houston.

Sadly, he had to cancel. The father of a good friend of his died and he'll be attending he funeral.

We've rescheduled for the following Friday.

Scarab Sages

I find myself really not wanting to be at work today.

Scarab Sages

We've got this bid package due so to out for review tomorrow, and people are scrambling to get it done today because the document control person has her regular day off tomorrow. My supervisor was a little skeeves about that, seeing as she was also out last Friday (when she would normally have been in) because of the so-called crappy weather. I think he was expecting her to make up for last weeks pathetic excuse for an absence.

Scarab Sages

Clearly he underestimates her laziness.

Scarab Sages

I have an idea for the Cheliax-themed Wayfinder issue. A good bit of it is floating around in my head. I just can't seem to work up the desire to actually get started on it with a map and writing.

Scarab Sages

Possibly due to the fact that they always have someone redo my maps.

Scarab Sages

That's kind of annoying.

Scarab Sages

In other news, baby Katie seems to be sleeping better. The past two nights have seen her go to sleep between 9 and 10 at night, and stay that way until about 2 or 3 am. Not too bad.

Scarab Sages

Also, woot! Supervisor is gonna be out of the office during the morning hours. He's taking his son to get that LASIK surgery. I've known several folks who've had that done. Seems to work pretty well.

Scarab Sages

The evil witch from upstairs is trying to pass off some drawing changes to me. I think she expects me to do them for her, since her time is oh so valuable. I can't wait to shove the new policy for that stuff back in her face. She's an annoying one.

Scarab Sages

Charlie accidently broke his piggy bank the other day. So we put all the money in plastic bags until we can get a new one. Last night, after he was in bed, we counted it. The little turd had $498 dollars in there!!!

So we're going to keep most of the cash on hand and just transfer that much into his savings account.

Scarab Sages

Anyway, that's all for now folks. Got a lot to get done. Take it easy, and try to have an awesome day.


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Aberzombie wrote:

Charlie accidently broke his piggy bank the other day. So we put all the money in plastic bags until we can get a new one. Last night, after he was in bed, we counted it. The little turd had $498 dollars in there!!!

So we're going to keep most of the cash on hand and just transfer that much into his savings account.

Are you sure it was accident? Maybe it was part of a cunning heist?

Maybe Katy was trying to get her little fingers on her brother's money?


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Aaaah! Ghost posts!


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Second try:

Flags of the past quiz.

Long enough to kill one to three minutes.

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Aberzombie wrote:
Also, woot! Supervisor is gonna be out of the office during the morning hours. He's taking his son to get that LASIK surgery. I've known several folks who've had that done. Seems to work pretty well.

From my experience, it works wonderful. But it's quite the trial all the same. If I had heard what gets done before I did it, I probably wouldn't have. But having had it done, I regret nothing. :P


LordSynos wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Also, woot! Supervisor is gonna be out of the office during the morning hours. He's taking his son to get that LASIK surgery. I've known several folks who've had that done. Seems to work pretty well.
From my experience, it works wonderful. But it's quite the trial all the same. If I had heard what gets done before I did it, I probably wouldn't have. But having had it done, I regret nothing. :P

It's not permanent, however. After a few years your vision will start to degrade again. My dad had it back when I was in high school and for several years didn't wear glasses, but by the time I came back from Arizona eight years later he was wearing them again full time.

Me, I can't stand having anything that close to my eyes so it's a no-go for me period.


*thump* Patient ready for the surger, doctor.


@_@


Aberzombie wrote:
DSXMachina wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:

But, I digress.

The kids and wife all went to bed somewhat early last night, so I got to watch my Supernatural episode in peace. Then I was flipping through channels and found the new Evil Dead playing. It was OK, I guess. Not as funny as the original, and they seemed to go more for shock-torture porn-gore instead.

The thing is evil dead was supposed to be a scary movie that ended up being cheesy. I didn't mind seeing it as it was originally intended.
The only problem I have is when film-makers conflate gore & torture-porn with being scary. Hence the reason why I haven't seen this remake of one of my favourite films.
Exactly! I don't think there are many folks in entertainment industry who truly understand horror. So they just say, "Slice and dice! Blood! Viscera!"

different strokes for different folks, I guess. I find horror is a bit like gaming - everyone likes different things and usually holds up their likes as indicative of the genre.


Orthos wrote:
@_@

rifles through his pockets hm. A melted Hersheys kiss, 90 cents and a D 12.


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Hmm... wouldn't a d12 be £1?

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Kajehase wrote:
Hmm... wouldn't a d12 be £1?

Ah, I don't know, D12 ain't the best area. Not sure I'd give you a £ for it. (Irish humour)

Unless you mean the business end of a great axe. In which case, I'll give you a lot more than a pound for it. :P

Speaking of die prices, it's 50c per die in my local gaming shop. Seems a lot to me, but if you're paying £1, I'm not too bad off. What kind of prices do ye lads and ladies get?

Silver Crusade

LordSynos wrote:


Speaking of die prices, it's 50c per die in my local gaming shop. Seems a lot to me, but if you're paying £1, I'm not too bad off. What kind of prices do ye lads and ladies get?

Depends on the die size, I bought a d20 that is 3/4 the size of a baseball, cost me almost $10 U.S. here in california. For the regular stuff .50 to $1.00 sounds about right

Silver Crusade

I also purchased some new d4's, they are shaped like a d12 but they have only the 1-4 sequence. I always found d4's "rolled" wierd.

Silver Crusade

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One of my friends brother was traveling in the czech republic and got me 2d6 that were made at an iron forge. They are awesome.


LordSynos wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
Hmm... wouldn't a d12 be £1?

Ah, I don't know, D12 ain't the best area. Not sure I'd give you a £ for it. (Irish humour)

Unless you mean the business end of a great axe. In which case, I'll give you a lot more than a pound for it. :P

Speaking of die prices, it's 50c per die in my local gaming shop. Seems a lot to me, but if you're paying £1, I'm not too bad off. What kind of prices do ye lads and ladies get?

Wow, that's cheap. It's around 70p for a dice or a set for £7 around here.

But 12d=1s & 20s=£1 hence 12d = 5p (if memory serves).

Silver Crusade

I like to get my dice at our local con. They have this big bucket full of random dice and a big scooper. It costs $8 for a scoop.

Silver Crusade

Any dice I dont want, I just give to our local gamestore.

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DSXMachina wrote:

Wow, that's cheap. It's around 70p for a dice or a set for £7 around here.

But 12d=1s & 20s=£1 hence 12d = 5p (if memory serves).

There used to be a gaming shop in town where I could get a new shiny die for 20p. Now it's 50c for a plain one and up to a €1 for a shiny one. Though, once again, it seems I'm still getting them on the cheaper end of the scale, so I shouldn't complain.

It took me a bit of googling, but I eventually deciphered what you mean. :P And unless Wiki has lied to me, you're right. :D

Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:
I like to get my dice at our local con. They have this big bucket full of random dice and a big scooper. It costs $8 for a scoop.

Noice. Local con is a good idea. I'll have to see if I can find a deal in my local one this year.

Sovereign Court

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Orthos wrote:
LordSynos wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Also, woot! Supervisor is gonna be out of the office during the morning hours. He's taking his son to get that LASIK surgery. I've known several folks who've had that done. Seems to work pretty well.
From my experience, it works wonderful. But it's quite the trial all the same. If I had heard what gets done before I did it, I probably wouldn't have. But having had it done, I regret nothing. :P

It's not permanent, however. After a few years your vision will start to degrade again. My dad had it back when I was in high school and for several years didn't wear glasses, but by the time I came back from Arizona eight years later he was wearing them again full time.

Me, I can't stand having anything that close to my eyes so it's a no-go for me period.

I am the same way, Orthos, and I came through it fine. An eye doctor trying to put eye drops in my eyes, while I'm trying to cooperate, has literally rquired getting an assistant to help hold me down. And I got through it just fine. The surgery took about 10 minutes total. I needed a nap, and then I was good. The valium is *really* helpful. :D

It fixes your eyes for the state they're in NOW. If your eyes change, of course your vision will change. My eye prescription hadn't changed for about 5 years, so I figured now was a good time. At 35 (when I got the surgery), I figured I'd have about 10 years without glasses before my eyes began the slow, long descent into old age. I should break even on cost of glasses vs. cost of surgery at about 5 years, and in the meantime the convenience factor is pretty awesome.

If your eyes aren't "settling" into a steady prescription, it's not a good option.


Yeah I have to get stronger glasses every two years or so, so probably not a great option.


It's my Friday at work. Yehah!

slamdances with anyone in the thread


hi everyone,

another day of digging in the cellar and hammering plaster from the wall

my cellar starts to look positivly medieval with the raw sandstone walls and clay floor (maybe I can post some pics)


Sabine's grandma tripped again and is now in the hospital for check of injuries, they will keep her over night but so far it seems her already damaged spine did not hget more damaged :-/
*keeps fingers crossed*


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*hopes Sabine-grandma does well*

Sovereign Court

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aeglos wrote:

hi everyone,

another day of digging in the cellar and hammering plaster from the wall

my cellar starts to look positivly medieval with the raw sandstone walls and clay floor (maybe I can post some pics)

put rings in the wall for real torches!

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