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Sharoth wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
So what are YOU doing awake at this ungodly hour?
Trying to fight off an anxiety attack the only way I know how.
Ah. Need to talk? I am still up.

It's OK, I got this.


~amused look~ I am VERY glad that you do.


Ooohh, I have some experience with anxiety attacks.
~hugs David~ ...and whispers that you should put your clothes back on.

Things that have worked for me:
1- Prayer. Knowing that the Lord is on your side and both loves you and will see you past anything is a huge weapon against anxiety.
2- Totally losing myself in a fictional world. Sadly this fix though it does work every time seems to only be a temporary fix.
3- Athletic competition. Also works, but just like fictional worlds it is a temporary fix.
4- Friends who can comfort you. It's a bit of a soft weapon vs anxiety but when it works that episode stays fixed.

There is one annual anxiety attack I haven't had luck fixing with any method and that is my Christmas anxiety attack. But since it is family related it hits and score a critical against my heart directly. Hmmm... only about 5 or 6 weeks till unreasoning panic and terror settles into me again... yuck.


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Tiny T-Rex, when frustrated with having to get dressed before noon "You're not my getting dressed supervisor!!"

Guess who he got that from:-D


captain yesterday wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Rosita the Riveter wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Hard Root Beer is f#$&ing awesome.
I bouht Coney Island Hard Root Beer once. Had an aftertaste like cough syrup.
indeed. Tastes waaaay too much like medicine for me.

Well you're getting some s*$&ty hard root beer:-D

Sprecher's is what I get, tastes like root beer, with a kick to it :-)

I bought another one called Not Your Dad's Root Beer. It also tasted like cough syrup. For context, root beer is my favorite soda and I like Sarasparilla.


Ordered pizza an hour and 40 minutes ago. Not here yet. Also not really anyone's fault, so I can't yell at the manager.


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Freehold DM, I am sorry. I have tried my best to muster the sympathy required. I realize that you will be having a hard time coming up. It will be a difficult time between you and your wife. Sadly, the sympathy that friendship requires is not there. If you want to end our friendship, I will accept that because... RWBY IS BACK!!!!

Oh, I also signed you up for the Joss Whedon Fan Club.

~grins and runs~


RT Podcast # 345.


I still don't have my pizza. I ordered it at 10:39 AM, and talked to the manager at 11:31 AM. It's 12:57 PM now. So I have to call and be like WTF again. I hate calling and being like WTF.


Rosita the Riveter wrote:
I still don't have my pizza. I ordered it at 10:39 AM, and talked to the manager at 11:31 AM. It's 12:57 PM now. So I have to call and be like WTF again. I hate calling and being like WTF.

I would have lost patience a LONG time ago. Call and complain. You might (rightfully) get a free pizza. That time for delivery is unacceptable.


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S*%!, RWBY is back! I knew there was something coming this October I'd forgotten!


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The General has had a cold/fever the last few days so I've had to call in to work and DO ALL THE THINGS at home, it's been exhausting, but what'cha gonna do.


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Ugh. Speaking of family inspired anxiety attacks, Dad came by for a surprise visit with his new girlfriend in tow. At least my sister gave me a heads up about the girlfriend. (Dad was pissed. Because he likes causing discomfort where it isn't necessary. Sigh.)
And then I had to go and be social. Which I failed at. I'm not exactly a sparkling extrovert to start with and dealing with strangers after dealing with my dad...yeah, no. >.<


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Few hours away from my trip to the UK.

...wish me luck you guys! I will be back with a recap.


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Icyshadow wrote:

Few hours away from my trip to the UK.

...wish me luck you guys! I will be back with a recap.

Have fun.


Sharoth wrote:

Freehold DM, I am sorry. I have tried my best to muster the sympathy required. I realize that you will be having a hard time coming up. It will be a difficult time between you and your wife. Sadly, the sympathy that friendship requires is not there. If you want to end our friendship, I will accept that because... RWBY IS BACK!!!!

Oh, I also signed you up for the Joss Whedon Fan Club.

~grins and runs~

throws bike!


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Some words about City Of Mists infrastructure and services.


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A chance of rain for Halloween, I laugh at rain for Halloween! We shall not be deterred from collecting the most candy. If you've ever seen the episode of Bob's Burgers where the kids find a neighborhood that hands out tons of full candy bars, yeah we know where Madison's neighborhood like that is, and it's pretty close by.

Should be fun, as always :-)


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Week off!

Week off!

Week off!

Whoopee!


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Taking the Sky from Him
Great Eggspectations
Huzzah! Skullbash ftw!
Close Shave and a Haircut
Disunion Cave =(
When the Fire Nation Attacked
[Ex]Terminator
Into the Woods

Don't Start Unbelievin'

Iron Maiden

Threads of Patchwork Remnants


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So what class would one make Ford Prefect for pathfinder, race would be Lashunta I'm thinking.

It's a long story on how I came to this point.

Silver Crusade

Rosita the Riveter wrote:
I still don't have my pizza. I ordered it at 10:39 AM, and talked to the manager at 11:31 AM. It's 12:57 PM now. So I have to call and be like WTF again. I hate calling and being like WTF.

Inquiring minds want to know: did you get your pizza?

Silver Crusade

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I am on a train. How is it that this mode of travel is so much less stressful than flying?


Celestial Healer wrote:
I am on a train. How is it that this mode of travel is so much less stressful than flying?

it's EERIE, isn't it?


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captain yesterday wrote:

So what class would one make Ford Prefect for pathfinder, race would be Lashunta I'm thinking.

It's a long story on how I came to this point.

First thought, some kind of Bard variant. Second thought, Rogue variant. Other than that, not sure. Definitely not a combat heavy class.

Edit: Maybe take the Pathfinder Chronicler prestige class?


Celestial Healer wrote:
Rosita the Riveter wrote:
I still don't have my pizza. I ordered it at 10:39 AM, and talked to the manager at 11:31 AM. It's 12:57 PM now. So I have to call and be like WTF again. I hate calling and being like WTF.
Inquiring minds want to know: did you get your pizza?

Sometime around 1:10, yea.

Yet another day at work. Saw my schedule for next week. Lot of hours compared to September and October. Welcome to holiday retail, I guess.


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Sharoth wrote:
... RWBY IS BACK!!!!...

RWBY! RWBY! RWBY!

*cue footage of stadium full of Notre Dame fans, replacing original audio*

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gran rey de los surround sound wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
... RWBY IS BACK!!!!...

RWBY! RWBY! RWBY!

*cue footage of stadium full of Notre Dame fans, replacing original audio*

Aww yessss.

Shadow Lodge

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New GaMetal! This time for the Mega Man fans =)


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I was never very good at Mega Man, I always hated the jump from pedestal to pedestal s$@*, same with Mario Bros now Legend of Zelda, Double Dragon, that one RPG/War Game set in ancient China, those games I ruled.

Castlevania I put up with because of the awesome story but that game frustrated me, I started to appreciate video games more as the graphics improved and added more depth.


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So any big plans planned for Halloween, we're looting the city of candy and having Pea Bear's friends over for a "sleep over" (11-12 year old girls don't sleep in groups, they giggle) anyway both me and the General are off work from Thursday thru Tuesday so yay!


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*dives into thread, covered in Korean characters, flag cannons smoking*

I barely made to the safe house... the boards are overrun! How goes the scouting effort?

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captain yesterday wrote:
So any big plans planned for Halloween, we're looting the city of candy and having Pea Bear's friends over for a "sleep over" (11-12 year old girls don't sleep in groups, they giggle) anyway both me and the General are off work from Thursday thru Tuesday so yay!

Halloween is the time for the infamous Pirate poker party in which everyone dresses up in pirate gear and plays poker. I can hear the arrrghs starting already

Shadow Lodge

captain yesterday wrote:
Castlevania I put up with because of the awesome story but that game frustrated me, I started to appreciate video games more as the graphics improved and added more depth.

Funny enough I started losing interest more as the graphics got so much better, usually because the effects improving came at the expense of playability or story.

Like I've said a lot before, I don't particularly care for the 3D renditions of classic 2D games like Zelda and Castlevania.

Silver Crusade

Also let's hope this week everything calms down a bit, the last 2 were a b!*%*


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Orthos wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Castlevania I put up with because of the awesome story but that game frustrated me, I started to appreciate video games more as the graphics improved and added more depth.

Funny enough I started losing interest more as the graphics got so much better, usually because the effects improving came at the expense of playability or story.

Like I've said a lot before, I don't particularly care for the 3D renditions of classic 2D games like Zelda and Castlevania.

I just meant video games in general, although I loved Ocarina of Time.


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captain yesterday wrote:
So any big plans planned for Halloween, we're looting the city of candy and having Pea Bear's friends over for a "sleep over" (11-12 year old girls don't sleep in groups, they giggle) anyway both me and the General are off work from Thursday thru Tuesday so yay!
  • This year's Costco run was $124.11 for candy. Yes. I will be giving out over $100 worth of candy. Considering we get around 250 kids a year, that's under $0.50 per kid, so not bad. It's a mix of full-size candy bars (120 of 'em) and then once those are out a pair of minis per kid (20 pounds, so I think we're solid there...)
  • In a clear indication of how well I ran the plague doctors in this year's Crimson Throne campaign (second time the kids have been through it), Impus Major declared he wanted to be a plague doctor for Halloween. The moment Impus Minor saw the costume, he declared that he wanted to be one too. So we'll have a pair of plague doctors wandering the streets. Impus Major even wants to stuff the beak with rosemary. In a complete side note, Shiro's player ran a Call of Cthulu game on "Plague Island" off the coast of Venice, and had a bunch of pictures of authentic plague doctors. Pretty scary how well Paizo got the images... of course, artists and all that...
  • In a bit of irony, I'll be going as Bacchus again. It's a very comfortable costume, and I fit the role well. :-P
  • No idea what NobodysWife is doing yet, but she has all week
  • And wow... I managed to avoid any political tirades. I'm proud of myself. :-P


    The Doomkitten wrote:

    *dives into thread, covered in Korean characters, flag cannons smoking*

    I barely made to the safe house... the boards are overrun! How goes the scouting effort?

    They are adapting to our countermeasures!

    Shadow Lodge

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    captain yesterday wrote:
    Orthos wrote:
    captain yesterday wrote:
    Castlevania I put up with because of the awesome story but that game frustrated me, I started to appreciate video games more as the graphics improved and added more depth.

    Funny enough I started losing interest more as the graphics got so much better, usually because the effects improving came at the expense of playability or story.

    Like I've said a lot before, I don't particularly care for the 3D renditions of classic 2D games like Zelda and Castlevania.

    I just meant video games in general

    Oh I know, I did too.

    I'm very strongly a retro-gaming fan compared to more modern stuff, is more what I meant. My favorite games are all NES/SNES-era or games that mimic that style such as Undertale and Shovel Knight. The modern games that I tend to like tend to be ones that lean heavily on those older games for inspiration, like Zelda: Link Between Worlds, Golden Sun, or Bravely Default.

    With a few small exceptions - the more recent Pokemon games, some of the more recent Mario titles, etc. - I stopped really liking a lot of the newer games that came out at around the time of the PS2, with Final Fantasy 12 being the last game I remember being really excited about coming out, that wasn't an obvious homage or throwback or retro-clone. After that point, the console wars lost my interest - PS3 and PS4 were, and are, a bit too focused on competition with XBox for my liking, as there's almost zero XBox games that I have interest in, so the stuff being made to compete with it likewise doesn't interest me.

    Wii and WiiU I like, but primarily for Virtual Console, though as I said some of the more recent Mario stuff does get my attention from time to time. Otherwise I tend to stick to indie retro-style games, usually on PC, or handheld Nintendo consoles.


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    To help make sure you don't get your house egged


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    captain yesterday wrote:
    To help make sure you don't get your house egged

    There should be a similar list for what kids should do to not get egged:

  • Don't show up at my house with a Unicef box asking for money. I'm giving out candy, not money. And for me, forcing kids to shill for change on a night that should be all about THEM is wrong.
  • Wear at least SOME sort of costume. One of my favorite all-time moments was a group of kids who found out that I was giving out full-sized candy bars, and they changed THREE TIMES just to get more candy. I figured if they were going to go home, find their old costumes, and change, they'd earned more candy. Their final costumes were hilarious, on the border of "way way WAAAAAY too small".
  • Be courteous and play the game. I'd like to hear a "Trick or Treat". I'd like to hear a "Thank you". The, "Gimme some candy" routine makes me want to give them the hose.

  • Yeah. I'm passionate about Halloween. What can I say?
    The only time we ever got some other kids intentionally arrested was when they were bag snatching from kindergartners. Not cool. So we got 'em busted. Felt good.


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    My parents used to make us trick or treat for UNICEF, I agree there are better ways to raise money for charity.

    Edit: you'd love my kids they're professional trick or treaters, always say thank you and trick or treat and wait for their turn :-)


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    Freehold DM wrote:
    David M Mallon wrote:
    Limeylongears wrote:

    I am drinking

    ** spoiler omitted **

    Come out and quaff me like a man.

    Show your wife how you drank Stella down in Flanders?
    I don't understand how hard cider is a girly drink, it has more alcohol than most beers. Tastes better too.

    Because real men only drink beer and hard liquor.

    *sips his French cidraie and flicks a V at the real men*


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    What I did on Sunday


    Well, here's the "political stuff" I managed to avoid the first time... I blame Captain Yesterday, as always.

    Halloween politics:

    Albany and Kensington are two high-income, "high on the neighborly index" communities. Most houses participate in Halloween, there are "open block parties" where anyone can just wander in and help themselves to snacks and punch, etc. Very neighborly and fun.

    Surrounding Albany and Kensington are Oakland and Richmond, both of which have large high-crime, low-income areas. There have been incidents of kids getting shot for trick-or-treating. The parents, being sensible human beings, drive their kids to Albany and Kensington to trick-or-treat.

    This would normally not be an issue. But for whatever reason, back in the 1980's and 1990's the "imports" who came to my parents' house (across the street from the one major park in Albany) had no interest in the "spirit" of Halloween; just the free candy. Kids in their mid-to-late teens would show up at the door with no costumes, say, "Gimme some candy", and storm off with it, cussing out any home owner who gave out anything other than store-bought candy, and threatening those with the gall to say, "No costume, no candy". It got so bad that most houses in our neighborhood closed up shop rather than dealing with the bad attitudes.

    Fortunately, over the last 20 years the parents recognized the problem and our "imports" are now almost all kids 12 and under, in costume, who say, "Trick or Treat" and "Thank you" and otherwise improve the entire evening.

    But the fact that we nearly lost Halloween still eats at me, because it's a holiday near and dear to my heart. (My parents went from 300 kids a night to 30-40 during the worst of it.)
    I love getting 200+ kids a night. I'd just like them to be happy, be polite, and be in SOME sort of costume, even if it's just a Charlie Brown sheet with two holes in it. Doesn't seem like TOO much to ask...

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    It was raining and storming last year on Halloween so I didn't have any kids come by.

    Though I honestly don't know if there ARE any kids at my apartment complex who go around and do Halloween. I'm thinking of grabbing a little Halloween-themed door-hanger thing sometime this week to let people know I'm giving out candy.

    Shadow Lodge

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    I also tend to get my Halloween candy from Aldi. Much cheaper, and the chocolate bars are larger, which I imagine makes the kids happy. Sure the brands are weird and unfamiliar (and, if Thursday Next is to be trusted, potentially the products of an alternate timeline reality), but it tastes great just the same.


    Orthos wrote:

    It was raining and storming last year on Halloween so I didn't have any kids come by.

    Though I honestly don't know if there ARE any kids at my apartment complex who go around and do Halloween. I'm thinking of grabbing a little Halloween-themed door-hanger thing sometime this week to let people know I'm giving out candy.

    Apartment complexes are rough. Even when we were in a 4-plex we got maybe a dozen kids a year.

    My mother's in an apartment building in Albany, and she tried giving out candy once, then promptly decided she'd come to our place from now on. The first year we moved back was rough because there's an annual block party on the street behind us and no one on our street was giving out candy. But I determinedly gave out full-sized candy bars to those as came, that attracted more kids, and that convinced more of the homeowners to open up for Halloween. Our street is still pretty bad at under 50% participation, but those of us who are participating are trying to compete with the block party, so it's rich pickings for kids smart enough to know to come by...

    EDIT: And with two kids in Albany schools, word has gotten out pretty fast that our block has 3-4 houses that give out full-sized bars...

    EDIT 2: When I was a kid, it wasn't the brand on the package, it was the size of the bar. I doubt times have changed...


    Does anybody know if No Man's Sky will release on Xbox One?

    I want to get a PS4, but alas... money.

    Shadow Lodge

    The Doomkitten wrote:

    Does anybody know if No Man's Sky will release on Xbox One?

    I want to get a PS4, but alas... money.

    Wiki says PS4 and Windows. Developer is currently "not talking about" XBox releases.

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