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JJJJJJWWWWWUUUUUUFFFFFF. I'm gonna go with, "No." then. :I

EDIT: Oh, come the Frigg on^. *gets re-dressed*

^ Gets re-clothed.


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I've never heard of it. :-)


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Y'know, being NICE to people ALWAYS pays off.

The IT guy who got my Service Request (SR) knows me. Knows how technical I am. So he just gave me a call.
"Yeah, we don't support dual monitors. But look at the back of your docking station. See how there are two separate panels? Well, maybe, just maybe, those two panels attach to separate boards so using an adapter to connect to the first panel, then connecting the second monitor the second panel might convince your laptop that there are two monitors... I don't see another way it would work..."

Of course, it worked like a charm, and my dual monitors are up and running... violating our company's bizarre "one computer, one monitor" policy.

I am SUCH a rebel...


captain yesterday wrote:
I've never heard of it. :-)

New Zealand series all about the Norse gods in modern day New Zealand (as of, like, '11-'13) but... they don't really know or understand everything about it at all as they don't incarnate until age 21. Kind of like perpetual reincarnation (sort of).

It's... quite good, so far, but it's got its ups and downs. I recommend it. There are definitely cultural differences, but it's a really solid show nonetheless.

EDIT: It's like a soap opera, but with better television show sensibilities and about Norse gods.


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Went to change my avatar...


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...And then i noticed this!

Silver Crusade

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NobodysHome wrote:

Y'know, being NICE to people ALWAYS pays off.

The IT guy who got my Service Request (SR) knows me. Knows how technical I am. So he just gave me a call.
"Yeah, we don't support dual monitors. But look at the back of your docking station. See how there are two separate panels? Well, maybe, just maybe, those two panels attach to separate boards so using an adapter to connect to the first panel, then connecting the second monitor the second panel might convince your laptop that there are two monitors... I don't see another way it would work..."

Of course, it worked like a charm, and my dual monitors are up and running... violating our company's bizarre "one computer, one monitor" policy.

I am SUCH a rebel...

My company has an "everybody gets two monitors" policy, and I don't know if I could ever go back to just one.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Is the Almighty Johnsons ever not an emotional roller-coaster?

No.


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I am feeling a bit more like myself.
First day this week I haven't coughed until i felt like retching, or broken out into a cold sweat without preamble.

Silver Crusade

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NH wrote:
"one computer, one monitor" policy

I'm a dual monitor guy myself though I am shooting for a set up like in the movie swordfish


Tacticslion wrote:
Is the Almighty Johnsons ever not an emotional roller-coaster?
Freehold DM wrote:
No.

Poop.

EDIT: It's going to be a long couple of seasons. :/


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I barely know what my password is at work.

Much less how to use the computer. :-)


Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Is the Almighty Johnsons ever not an emotional roller-coaster?
Freehold DM wrote:
No.

Poop.

EDIT: It's going to be a long couple of seasons. :/

I mean, awesome, obviously, but long - each episode is, like, forty-five minutes, commercial free! :D


Freehold DM wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Is the Almighty Johnsons ever not an emotional roller-coaster?
No.

ALT response: "so just like the poetry then"


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Fear The Walking Dead is pretty good.


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Fargo is spectacular!

Very tense though.


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Speaking of work.

I get to work tonight, yay!

Or something.

I anticipate a lot of surly people upset that we don't have an infinite supply of school supplies, which we are most likely out of, except Paw Patrol, we're never out of Paw Patrol.

Also Lego blind bag gropers, we always get a lot of Lego gropers on Thursday.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Is the Almighty Johnsons ever not an emotional roller-coaster?
Freehold DM wrote:
No.

Poop.

EDIT: It's going to be a long couple of seasons. :/

be warned - the two plot twists are INCREDIBLY PAINFULLY STUPID.


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Sent a pitch for a potential publisher...


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GO FOR IT


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Nothing big. Just one of the 3rd party publishers announcements from the third party publishers announcement thread. You could probably guess which one...


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Captain Yesterday, Brut Squad wrote:

Speaking of work.

I get to work tonight, yay!

Or something.

I anticipate a lot of surly people upset that we don't have an infinite supply of school supplies, which we are most likely out of, except Paw Patrol, we're never out of Paw Patrol.

Also Lego blind bag gropers, we always get a lot of Lego gropers on Thursday.

I'm about to have a veeery long night at work.

Oh well, at least OT pay...


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Cell phone broke today. Doesn't recognize I have an SD card or a phone charging it, so that's fun. Did everything possible for it including factory reset, and it's still being a pain.


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Have it fallen/got wet in anyway?

Or just stopped to work correctly?


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thegreenteagamer wrote:
Cell phone broke today. Doesn't recognize I have an SD card or a phone charging it, so that's fun. Did everything possible for it including factory reset, and it's still being a pain.

I know that pain. My s3 just died one day. No warning. Just turned off and refused to turn back on. Any insurance?


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And now I work three days next week. :-/

Stupid college students going back to college. >:-(


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Meh. Time to bed. I need to get up early because of dentist appointment...


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Can we get synthetic teeth implants already or better bloodstream full-body-repair-and-maintenance nanies already, so we don't have to bother with such trivial details in our lives?


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Customer: Do you have this train table?

Captain Yesterday: No, I'm sorry, it's discontinued, and out of stock.

Customer: So, when will you get more in?

Captain Yesterday: o_O walks away.


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It's old. Like two years - that's nearly a century in cellphone time. I refuse to buy insurance. Why should I pay to get it replaced AND pay a monthly fee when a new phone is like fifty bucks?


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Old?

My phone served loyally and obediently for seven or eight years before slow decline in its battery health, followed by recent drowning in my pocket...

It still works, though it has its hiccups.


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I wish I could die.

help me!


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Hush up you! Or it's back to calling morning talk radio shows for you!


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I was really mad the last time I got insurance. I paid every month and it still was like forty bucks to replace it when it was lost. Such a scam (like all insurance).


Until (and unless) you really need it and it's really helpful.

(It varies by insurance and situation. In many cases, you're right, tgtg.)


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[Insert poignant, but angry rant filled post about phone insurance, mostly consisting of well placed expletives and vague conspiracy theories here]


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Tacticslion wrote:

Until (and unless) you really need it and it's really helpful.

(It varies by insurance and situation. In many cases, you're right, tgtg.)

But then they just jack up your rates immediately after to compensate, regardless of the type of insurance!

If instead of so many mandatory insurances, such as homeowners, automobile, and now health for f!+@'s sake, we took that money as individuals and put it into an account that you could only withdraw from when you absolutely needed it, you'd spend significantly less...and maybe be able to actually withdraw and use it when you're elderly!

Silver Crusade

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thegreenteagamer wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

Until (and unless) you really need it and it's really helpful.

(It varies by insurance and situation. In many cases, you're right, tgtg.)

But then they just jack up your rates immediately after to compensate, regardless of the type of insurance!

I have never known anyone who had their life insurance premium get jacked up after they made a claim.


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Celestial Healer wrote:
thegreenteagamer wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

Until (and unless) you really need it and it's really helpful.

(It varies by insurance and situation. In many cases, you're right, tgtg.)

But then they just jack up your rates immediately after to compensate, regardless of the type of insurance!

I have never known anyone who had their life insurance premium get jacked up after they made a claim.

We should ask Aberzombie.


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They know better than to try that with Tammy.


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Had a chance to say "I don't appreciate the ruse, ma'am" and I let it slip through my fingers.

Bad Captain Yesterday. >:-(


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I did say "I don't appreciate you trying to trick me ma'am" so at least it's something. :-)

Good Captain Yesterday.


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Drejk wrote:
Can we get synthetic teeth implants already or better bloodstream full-body-repair-and-maintenance nanies already, so we don't have to bother with such trivial details in our lives?

Seriously.

Why is it that sharks have the gift of continual tooth-regrowth, but we don't? Get on with the crispring already, I'm ready for my pointy teeth!

Spoiler:
I have a root canal scheduled for Monday. :(


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Back from dentist. That was quick. Ended up with temporary filling for the next three months. Another visit scheduled for the next Thursday - there is one or two teeth more to work with. Probably, probably similar amount of work to this one. We'll see.


Freehold DM wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Is the Almighty Johnsons ever not an emotional roller-coaster?
Freehold DM wrote:
No.

Poop.

EDIT: It's going to be a long couple of seasons. :/

be warned - the two plot twists are INCREDIBLY PAINFULLY STUPID.

Oh! So they're cleaving close to the source material!

(Not that the poetry is stupid, but the people making decisions often really, really, really are.)


On The Almighty Johnsons:

Woo!:
So daggum glad to see Gaia is back!

I mean, it can't be only me. I know it's obvious she's "the Frigg" here.

The way the show is set up is... interesting, and distinctly modern.

It layers the heavy-handed trope of, "And so it was" all (stereo)typical of tv shows - whether we know what they're called or not, we all know the tropes. Then it works to subtly subvert them... buu~uut, because we've all lived in a post-80s (really post-60s-and-70s, but the less said about that, the better) society, we all know the subversive anti-trope tropes. Because we've lived in the post-nineties and post-aughts we've gone right through those times and their attempts at subversion and reinvention, and so now we're all familiar with the new formula.

And TAJ works this formula well.

So, on the note of the spoiler, that formula seems pretty clear.

They do, of course, try to obscure that, what with the episodic nature of the Quest and its dramatic interruptions, and the big thing with,

Season One Spoiler:
... Hel and the fact that apparently the gods really are just not knowledgeable about stuff; so they - being so very mortal in some ways, and lacking divine knowledge - confused a very powerful, very impressive, very influential - probably because of her "proper incarnation order" (or something, it's unclear) - young woman for their goal of the Frigg...

... but, in the end, they go back to the core concept they're clearly (to my mind) leading up to.

Their attempts at diversion aside, however, it all seems to be lining up... except, no. Nope, no, nu-uh. Something's... off.

In a very meta and cynical way, I feel the story is going too... properly. Not because it's wrong for a story to go this well; not because a story needs more empty conflict. No... because it doesn't feel like - and bear with me - it doesn't feel like it's had enough executive meddling. See, it feels like the story of the Quest could be headed toward a reasonable conclusion - not a definitive one for the series, but a reasonable one - and executive meddling is needed to add some unnecessary complication or plot twist that allows the series to continue lurching forward in a manner that is unpleasant for the series, quest, and fans, alike.

What's weird, is... I actually have just realized, just now, this is a writing style, now. And I don't mean that it's a writing style in the sense that I'm being cynical and true art is dead or whatever - I mean, I actually expect shows to have a cadence and pacing, a written act and plot structure, that shows signs of executive meddling. If it's not there I feel something is off with the story, because the story isn't being needlessly extended by complex plot-twists that have nothing to do with the original premise.

That is... really weird.

Anyway, here's hoping that things go well, but between realizing that it's about time for 'Zecs to meddle, and FH's forboding warning, and the source material, I'm looking forward to wwwwwhhhhaaaaaaaaccccckkkkkky antics!


captain yesterday wrote:
You should watch Bob's Burgers next. :-)
Tacticslion wrote:
Probably going with The Almighty Johnsons. Thanks, though!
Tacticslion wrote:
(I'll keep it in mind!)

Oh: also, thereafter, it may well end up being Stranger Things. Promises to keep and all that.


Soooooooo...

The Almighty Johnsons:
... Gaia is extremely different, now? What.

EDIT: Crrrraaaaaaaap. Did she incarnate as a deity? And not the Frigg? >:(

Stupid exec-meddle.

But d'aaww, Ty-Eva, though messed up, are sweet. She's mentally unstable, but she doesn't want to be - it's sweet, in its own way. Here's hoping they make it through.

EDIT:

The Almighty Johnsons:
me in the spoiler, there wrote:
But d'aaww, Ty-Eva, though messed up, are sweet. She's mentally unstable, but she doesn't want to be - it's sweet, in its own way. Here's hoping they make it through.

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Fine! Nevermind, then, I guess!

>:(

(It was almost certainly Anges - she's the only one who would and could be willing to do such a thing, though I haven't the foggiest of why she would. I am not happy.)

EDIT: Ooooooooooookay. Like, two minutes into the next episode and it was revealed it was her. Nevermind! No mystery. Move along.


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I played Oxenfree the other day...
Wow , creepy, horrifying, fun. And the ending... Damn.
It's kind of short for a computer game, but wow,. It's like being in a creepy horror film featuring a group of teens on an island.


The Almighty Johnsons:
Agnes is awful in every way. Sometimes I think she needs to burn; sometimes I think she's not awful in every way. I quickly head back to the idea that she is, though.

She's totally a murderer, and thus awful in every way. She did it for her son, to save him and save his life - I get that - but she has no regret about the loss of lives.

EDIT: I want to be clear, I'm not apologize for her evil. It's evil. I'm just... I understand her motivations.

EDIT

The Almighty Johnsons:
Collins... loves his daughter after all. Huh.

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