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So I have to admit, Death Note is indeed getting less interesting as the season goes on.

At the beginning, it was a wonderful morality play on age-old questions:

  • "If you had the ability to anonymously kill someone who deserved to be killed, would you do it?"
  • "Who, exactly, deserves to die?"
  • Unfortunately, I think the writers got tired of playing with the personal ambiguities of those lines (I cannot imagine two people agreeing on the "location" of the second line, for example).

    So they gave up and turned it into a good old-fashioned noir murder mystery.

    It still has the supernatural elements, but without moral ambiguity it's not nearly so interesting as it was at the start...

    EDIT: But apparently moral ambiguity DOES cause me to disrobe. Go figure...


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    Question, Freehold: Should I read Yotsuba&! ? All of my friends stared at me blankly when I told them I had no idea what they were talking about, and started yelling I have got to read it RIGHT NOW.


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    The Doomkitten wrote:
    Question, Freehold: Should I read Yotsuba&! ? All of my friends stared at me blankly when I told them I had no idea what they were talking about, and started yelling I have got to read it RIGHT NOW.

    of course. It is a cute series of great cuteness.


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    NobodysHome wrote:

    So I have to admit, Death Note is indeed getting less interesting as the season goes on.

    At the beginning, it was a wonderful morality play on age-old questions:

  • "If you had the ability to anonymously kill someone who deserved to be killed, would you do it?"
  • "Who, exactly, deserves to die?"
  • Unfortunately, I think the writers got tired of playing with the personal ambiguities of those lines (I cannot imagine two people agreeing on the "location" of the second line, for example).

    So they gave up and turned it into a good old-fashioned noir murder mystery.

    It still has the supernatural elements, but without moral ambiguity it's not nearly so interesting as it was at the start...

    EDIT: But apparently moral ambiguity DOES cause me to disrobe. Go figure...

    as a manga, it is a lot less obvious than as an anime- probably because it becomes obvious when two people aren't blathering to each other in real time. The manga is a bit more subtle.


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    Wayward Pines is really good, I highly recommend it. :-)


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    Wow. Burger King really downgraded their security. Their guard went from handgun, baton, and handcuffs to literally nothing at all.


    Why... why would a Burger King have that much security in the first place?

    EDIT: Dagummit, talk-type, when I say "ellipses" I don't mean "ellipses" - I mean "..."!


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    Have you ever been to a Burger King? People get unruly when they get all the way up to the counter before they realize it isn't McDonald's.

    Tempers flare.


    ...
    :P
    :I


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    It's the bad part of town. Every time I go to a fast food joint, I see security have to eject at least two people. Today was no different (smoking in the restaurant and loud arguing this time).


    :I

    ... hhhhhhhhhhhhuh.


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    We have one Hatchimal left which we plan to raffle off to a random rewards club member that spends at least fifty dollars in a four hour period Saturday. On the tail end of another 6-10 inches of snow.

    Any thing less then several long term injuries and I'll be very disappointed.


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    Customer: I know this circular has been expired for twelve days now, you know it's been expired for twelve days now. The sign clearly lists the price that's not on sale. But I insist, no demand! You give this price!

    Me: ummmm, no...


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    captain yesterday wrote:

    Customer: I know this circular has been expired for twelve days now, you know it's been expired for twelve days now. The sign clearly lists the price that's not on sale. But I insist, no demand! You give this price!

    Me: ummmm, no...

    How it would play out at our retail location...

    Customer: You give this to me or else!

    Manager: We will not tolerate threats!

    Customer: FINE! I'LL TAKE MY BUSINESS ELSEWHERE!

    Next Day...

    Corporate Customer Satisfaction: Give them whatever they want.

    *headdesk*


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    Bitter old lady robbed me of at least twenty minutes of life b$#$*ing about the presents she had to buy for her ungrateful grandkids and THE OTHER grandma can buy dolls, so why can't she, and... gah! See!

    That's the problem with Madison, all the damn (time) vampires.


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    Captain Yesterday, Brut Squad wrote:

    Bitter old lady robbed me of at least twenty minutes of life b+$#~ing about the presents she had to buy for her ungrateful grandkids and THE OTHER grandma can buy dolls, so why can't she, and... gah! See!

    That's the problem with Madison, all the damn (time) vampires.

    Its how they live so long they steal the time of the young!!!


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    It's fifteen here in Pittsburgh with a windchill of three. You know? A vacation on Hoth sounds like a really good idea right about now.


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    Captain Yesterday, Brut Squad wrote:

    We have one Hatchimal left which we plan to raffle off to a random rewards club member that spends at least fifty dollars in a four hour period Saturday. On the tail end of another 6-10 inches of snow.

    Any thing less then several long term injuries and I'll be very disappointed.

    "Let the gladiatorial games commence!"

    Will there be a betting pool to see how many major injuries there will be?


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    Captain Yesterday, Brut Squad wrote:

    Bitter old lady robbed me of at least twenty minutes of life b+~~@ing about the presents she had to buy for her ungrateful grandkids and THE OTHER grandma can buy dolls, so why can't she, and... gah! See!

    That's the problem with Madison, all the damn (time) vampires.

    The old hag should be grateful that she still has family.


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    Four year olds pitch ideas for Hollywood BLOCKBUSTERS!

    All of these are first class.


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    Currently -5 degrees out, but don't worry, it doesn't feel nearly as warm as that as our windchill is a robust -16 degrees.

    Supposedly we're expecting to get as hot as 7 degrees today!


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    Limeylongears wrote:

    Four year olds pitch ideas for Hollywood BLOCKBUSTERS!

    All of these are first class.

    Disturbingly better pitches than half the stuff that's out there...


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    Captain Yesterday, Brut Squad wrote:

    Bitter old lady robbed me of at least twenty minutes of life b@~!$ing about the presents she had to buy for her ungrateful grandkids and THE OTHER grandma can buy dolls, so why can't she, and... gah! See!

    That's the problem with Madison, all the damn (time) vampires.

    leaves offering of un-face ripped neighbors bound hand and foot at altar of taig

    Please, great monster creator, create time vampires for use in my games...


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    John Napier 698 wrote:
    It's fifteen here in Pittsburgh with a windchill of three. You know? A vacation on Hoth sounds like a really good idea right about now.

    I woke up to hoth like temperature today.

    It's gonna be a good day.


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    Limeylongears wrote:

    Four year olds pitch ideas for Hollywood BLOCKBUSTERS!

    All of these are first class.

    I like the "100 laser eyes" idea. The "unconnected dots" bit held some interest, too -- though mostly as a soon-to-be-developed monster from yours truly.

    Which brings to mind the nyths -- I think that's the right name -- from Forgotten Realms; I always wanted one as a familiar for my sorcerer . . . .

    Anyhow, "Laser Doom-eyes Swarm" hitting a table far from most of you in the not-too-distant future . . . . :D


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    I don't enjoy Winter as much now compared to when I was younger. I wouldn't mind the cold so much if it didn't make my knuckles hurt. :(


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    Right now, it's ten degrees with a windchill of negative three. :( :( :(


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    Time Thief

    Medium Monstrous Humanoid (Human)

    Special Attacks: Steal Time - On a successful melee touch attack, the Time Thief reduces the target's maximum age by 1D10 Years. The Time Thief then stops ageing for a period of time equal to the amount it drained. This time loss is permanent and cannot be restored by anything less than a Lesser Wish.

    Take this idea and run with it. :)


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    Well, the sun's not up yet and it's supposed to be spurts of heavy rain and gusts of wind up to 45 mph, but outside it's sitting at 56.

    Life is rough...


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    John Napier 698 wrote:
    Right now, it's ten degrees with a windchill of negative three. :( :( :(

    that sounds glorious.


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    John Napier 698 wrote:
    I don't enjoy Winter as much now compared to when I was younger. I wouldn't mind the cold so much if it didn't make my knuckles hurt. :(

    you sound old.


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    Freehold DM wrote:
    John Napier 698 wrote:
    I don't enjoy Winter as much now compared to when I was younger. I wouldn't mind the cold so much if it didn't make my knuckles hurt. :(
    you sound old.

    Maybe. I'm 49.


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    John Napier 698 wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    John Napier 698 wrote:
    I don't enjoy Winter as much now compared to when I was younger. I wouldn't mind the cold so much if it didn't make my knuckles hurt. :(
    you sound old.
    Maybe. I'm 49.

    Now I'm curious, because I sense a (possible) story -- didn't you say you were class of '87? I'm 49 and class of '85. A one-year difference is different birthdays. A two-year difference could be an interesting story, or could just be teenagerdom...


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    NobodysHome wrote:
    John Napier 698 wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    John Napier 698 wrote:
    I don't enjoy Winter as much now compared to when I was younger. I wouldn't mind the cold so much if it didn't make my knuckles hurt. :(
    you sound old.
    Maybe. I'm 49.

    Now I'm curious, because I sense a (possible) story -- didn't you say you were class of '87? I'm 49 and class of '85. A one-year difference is different birthdays. A two-year difference could be an interesting story, or could just be teenagerdom...

    Teenagerdom. Got held back a couple of years. Once was when my grades weren't high enough to move on. The other was when I skipped school a lot because I found my classes extremely boring. The classes recommended to me by an incompetent School Counselor. I graduated when I was twenty. So, yes, I wasn't a perfect student.


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    John Napier 698 wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:
    John Napier 698 wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    John Napier 698 wrote:
    I don't enjoy Winter as much now compared to when I was younger. I wouldn't mind the cold so much if it didn't make my knuckles hurt. :(
    you sound old.
    Maybe. I'm 49.

    Now I'm curious, because I sense a (possible) story -- didn't you say you were class of '87? I'm 49 and class of '85. A one-year difference is different birthdays. A two-year difference could be an interesting story, or could just be teenagerdom...

    Teenagerdom. Got held back a couple of years. Once was when my grades weren't high enough to move on. The other was when I skipped school a lot because I found my classes extremely boring. The classes recommended to me by an incompetent School Counselor. I graduated when I was twenty. So, yes, I wasn't a perfect student.

    Hey, I graduated college with an extremely generous 3.0 average. Considering that in Quantum Physics you needed a 28% to get a B+, and in Physics lab you couldn't get lower than a C if you just showed up and I ended up with a D+, I know what it's like.

    Took a year and a half off, worked retail, and learned that school really WAS far more interesting than "real life", so I went back to grad school and got a Ph.D. with a near-4.0.

    Nothing like reality to make one appreciate school.


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    Freehold DM wrote:
    John Napier 698 wrote:
    I don't enjoy Winter as much now compared to when I was younger. I wouldn't mind the cold so much if it didn't make my knuckles hurt. :(
    you sound old.

    Also, early arthritis runs in my family.


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    I would have liked to have gone to college when I was younger, beginning with Pittsburgh's Community College, but life got in the way. :(

    EDIT: minor edit.


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    I also find myself getting tired more easily than I did ten years ago. :(


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    I don't do so well in a classroom setting.

    Something about being home schooled my whole life, which probably helped more then hindered considering my dad was a high school chemistry teacher and my mom was an investigative journalist. :-)


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    NobodysHome wrote:
    John Napier 698 wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:
    John Napier 698 wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    John Napier 698 wrote:
    I don't enjoy Winter as much now compared to when I was younger. I wouldn't mind the cold so much if it didn't make my knuckles hurt. :(
    you sound old.
    Maybe. I'm 49.

    Now I'm curious, because I sense a (possible) story -- didn't you say you were class of '87? I'm 49 and class of '85. A one-year difference is different birthdays. A two-year difference could be an interesting story, or could just be teenagerdom...

    Teenagerdom. Got held back a couple of years. Once was when my grades weren't high enough to move on. The other was when I skipped school a lot because I found my classes extremely boring. The classes recommended to me by an incompetent School Counselor. I graduated when I was twenty. So, yes, I wasn't a perfect student.

    Hey, I graduated college with an extremely generous 3.0 average. Considering that in Quantum Physics you needed a 28% to get a B+, and in Physics lab you couldn't get lower than a C if you just showed up and I ended up with a D+, I know what it's like.

    Took a year and a half off, worked retail, and learned that school really WAS far more interesting than "real life", so I went back to grad school and got a Ph.D. with a near-4.0.

    Nothing like reality to make one appreciate school.

    Hey! Quantum Leaping is hard on everyone! You just gotta suck it up and do whatever the hologram tells you.

    No matter how degrading.

    Everyone takes a turn as Donald Trump's wig fitter, those are the rules.


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    Captain Yesterday, Brut Squad wrote:

    Bitter old lady robbed me of at least twenty minutes of life b%#*+ing about the presents she had to buy for her ungrateful grandkids and THE OTHER grandma can buy dolls, so why can't she, and... gah! See!

    That's the problem with Madison, all the damn (time) vampires.

    Addendum! Bitter old lady robbed three other people after me of precious time, all told she arrived at 9:30 and left ten minutes to midnight, and took twenty minutes checking out so she could have something shipped to a different store so a member of her family can rob others of their time as well.

    "I hate lists! Why when I was kid we didn't have all of this (shakes her phone in my face) people just got you whatever they wanted and you kept it!"

    Is still seared into my brain. :-\


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    captain yesterday wrote:
    Captain Yesterday, Brut Squad wrote:

    Bitter old lady robbed me of at least twenty minutes of life b%#*+ing about the presents she had to buy for her ungrateful grandkids and THE OTHER grandma can buy dolls, so why can't she, and... gah! See!

    That's the problem with Madison, all the damn (time) vampires.

    Addendum! Bitter old lady robbed three other people after me of precious time, all told she arrived at 9:30 and left ten minutes to midnight, and took twenty minutes checking out so she could have something shipped to a different store so a member of her family can rob others of their time as well.

    "I hate lists! Why when I was kid we didn't have all of this (shakes her phone in my face) people just got you whatever they wanted and you kept it!"

    Is still seared into my brain. :-\

    Well, you do need three hags for a coven. :)


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    NobodysHome wrote:
    John Napier 698 wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    John Napier 698 wrote:
    I don't enjoy Winter as much now compared to when I was younger. I wouldn't mind the cold so much if it didn't make my knuckles hurt. :(
    you sound old.
    Maybe. I'm 49.

    Now I'm curious, because I sense a (possible) story -- didn't you say you were class of '87? I'm 49 and class of '85. A one-year difference is different birthdays. A two-year difference could be an interesting story, or could just be teenagerdom...

    HOLY CRAP YOU'RE OLD TOO

    considers not wearing NobodysHome disguise when replacing him out of sheer vanity


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    John Napier 698 wrote:
    I also find myself getting tired more easily than I did ten years ago. :(

    yup. Old.

    flexes 30something body

    Dark Archive

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    Ha! You're all older or younger than I.


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    Freehold DM wrote:
    John Napier 698 wrote:
    I also find myself getting tired more easily than I did ten years ago. :(

    yup. Old.

    flexes 30something body

    I hate you. :)

    Grand Lodge

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    also flexes


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    TriOmegaZero wrote:
    also flexes

    *glare!*


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    Balances shot glass on six pack.


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    Needless filler.

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