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Tasha the half-kender wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Kileanna wrote:

Arde Lucus, a historial recreation fair celebrated all years in Lugo, begins today. It atracts many tourists, both from Spain and from abroad.

Since yesterday we have at least triplicated our drug and alcohol tests made, and the fair has not even begun.

Half of those tests are made to people who (judging by the names) come from other countries.

Principal touristic attractive from Spain: cheap alcohol!

Oh, then I guess I should stop planning a trip to Spain.
So bad. I already had fetched your outfit for the Arde Lucus...

Yeah, if I wear that, no-one will EVER go to Spain. In fact, all you natives would probably emigrate too.

Edit: Yep, nekkid might be even worse.


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Rosita the Riveter wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
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You know, the Light spell should royally screw with your night vision. Sure, anything near the light should be brightly lit, but everything else should be barely visible, if at all. Lindybeige has a great point about this, though with torches. You need something to keep the light away from you (like a flashlight shaped handle you put the object with the spell cast on it into, which should be a no-brainer for any mage to accomplish) to direct it specifically where you want to go if you want to see anything, and that means restricting your field of vision. Plus, the range on them is pretty crappy and whatever you are fighting knows where you are now.

I like the idea of capitalizing on this. It makes night adventuring much more dangerous, especially somewhere like the West that is a massive, undeveloped frontier without a whole lot of light pollution and with a whole lot of monsters

It is a good idea, and I had a GM who tried to implement something like that. However, in practice, it slowed everything down so much trying to figure out exactly what was and was not visible. And since combat in 3.5 was not the fastest thing possible (especially with some of the players in that group), we had to abandon it pretty quickly just to keep the game playable. Now, different players and maybe a different system and it would work well. For instance, if your players are fine with a loosey-goosey, hand-wavey way of determining visibility, it could work well. But we had 3 players who NEEDED everything to be precisely defined so they could make the 'optimal' choices.
I probably have a significant advantage here. Any game in the forseeable future is likely PBP, so it's much easier to both rapidly draw facings on a map in GIMP or CC3, and time to complete actions is far, far less of an issue. I think some GM management software will even compute facings for you in real time. Virtural...

Why not just pick up a couple of scraps of colored acrylic sheeting from the nearest TAP Plastics and cut them into the standard area patterns? Then you can just lay it over the battle mat and move as needed.


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gran rey de los mono wrote:
One of the Kickstarters I backed a while ago finally shipped. About an hour ago, I got the email telling me that it had shipped. When I checked the tracking, it shows it shipped like 3 days ago, and is supposed to be delivered today. I'm glad it's almost here, but it seems like they could have gotten the notice out a little sooner.

Let me get this straight... Your upset, 'cause a package you just found out was shipped is arriving today?

...
Okay.


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Hey, xkcd had a math comic today, and it's just possible that both Nobody's Home AND Freehold can appreciate it!

https://xkcd.com/1856/


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The Game Hamster wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
One of the Kickstarters I backed a while ago finally shipped. About an hour ago, I got the email telling me that it had shipped. When I checked the tracking, it shows it shipped like 3 days ago, and is supposed to be delivered today. I'm glad it's almost here, but it seems like they could have gotten the notice out a little sooner.

Let me get this straight... Your upset, 'cause a package you just found out was shipped is arriving today?

...
Okay.

I'm not upset, this time. But I was going to be out of town today, and wouldn't have been able to change delivery. I'm only going to be able to be here for delivery because my friend's kid is sick so I'm not going to visit. So, no, I'm not upset, but if not for a (thankfully mile) case of food poisoning I would have been.


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"We'll survive the dinosaur attack!" - Tiny T-Rex reassuring the General.


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gran rey de los mono wrote:
The Game Hamster wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
One of the Kickstarters I backed a while ago finally shipped. About an hour ago, I got the email telling me that it had shipped. When I checked the tracking, it shows it shipped like 3 days ago, and is supposed to be delivered today. I'm glad it's almost here, but it seems like they could have gotten the notice out a little sooner.

Let me get this straight... Your upset, 'cause a package you just found out was shipped is arriving today?

...
Okay.
I'm not upset, this time. But I was going to be out of town today, and wouldn't have been able to change delivery. I'm only going to be able to be here for delivery because my friend's kid is sick so I'm not going to visit. So, no, I'm not upset, but if not for a (thankfully mile) case of food poisoning I would have been.

That makes more sense, it messes with your plans, got it. (or would've if it hadn't worked out)


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Me reading about the rules for the annual game of Calcio Storico in Florence: "Punching, elbowing, choking, and headbutting are allowed... Well, if it weren't for the choking I'd be okay with it."

Me five seconds later: "I just said WHAT?"


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Choking? Like the Buffalo Bills in the super bowl?


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Geekyjockhips, Quarterback Guru wrote:
Choking? Like the Buffalo Bills in the super bowl?

More like an Imperial Officer who annoyed Darth Vader.


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lisamarlene wrote:

Hey, xkcd had a math comic today, and it's just possible that both Nobody's Home AND Freehold can appreciate it!

https://xkcd.com/1856/

the teacher should destroy all numbers, 0 to 9, just to be sure.


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So, my vacation balance just hit "0", so in theory I am now on "infinite vacation" time and no longer have to report it.

I am joyful and at the same time wary.

At other companies where they've tried it, total vacation time taken by employees has gone down under the "unlimited vacation" protocol.
My guess is that my company will try it for a year, total vacation time will skyrocket, and they'll go back to the, "You get 18 days a year, but we're mandating when you can take 4 of them" approach.

EDIT: Ah, there's the rub: I just checked the 2018 holiday schedule and there are no holidays. In other words, if it isn't an error/omission on HR's part, you get "infinite" vacation, but you have to get your manager's approval to take holidays off. Hopefully it's just laziness on HR's part in getting the schedule up in a timely manner, but that sort of behavior would be just like my company. "Oh, you wanted Thanksgiving off? Well, you should have let your manager know 2 weeks ago! Sorry!"


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gran rey de los mono wrote:

This was the last big one I did, about 5 years ago.

Edit: Actually, I think it was more like 3 years ago. Either way, it's been a while.

All of those patterns look awesome! I love cross stitch, although not as much as knitting :)

My problem is always what to do with the piece when I'm done. I tried framing them and hanging them up as art, but that really doesn't work for me. I have several pieces just sitting in a drawer until I figure out how to use them. How do you display your finished pieces? Also any suggestions are appreciated if anyone has any brilliant ideas. :)


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lynora wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:

This was the last big one I did, about 5 years ago.

Edit: Actually, I think it was more like 3 years ago. Either way, it's been a while.

All of those patterns look awesome! I love cross stitch, although not as much as knitting :)

My problem is always what to do with the piece when I'm done. I tried framing them and hanging them up as art, but that really doesn't work for me. I have several pieces just sitting in a drawer until I figure out how to use them. How do you display your finished pieces? Also any suggestions are appreciated if anyone has any brilliant ideas. :)

Some friends back in Wisconsin had a reading corner that was just a big padded bench in between bookshelves, but it was piled up with a ludicrous number of cross-stitched pillows. They threw the most boring dinner parties, but I loved going anyway so I could sit in that reading nook.


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we have a reading corner, but we use blankets the General's mom buys from other little old ladies she meets at flea markets when they winter along the gulf coast.

It's pretty cozy. :-)


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"...And then he ties up the trick or treaters, takes their candy, and eats it, right in front of them!!" - Tiny T-Rex, telling tales of the many horrors of Pumpkin Face, The Demon, his made up Halloween story monster.


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I look at that alias and think, 'What has he done to make him grin like that?', with a certain feeling of trepidation.


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The best part is he's part of an optional encounter. He doesn't even warrant a stat block.

Just some d&%*%ead notary. :-)


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Ah, the wonderful, "Friday afternoon before vacation".

Am I really going to get any work done? Really?

Spoiler:
Unfortunately, the answer is, "Yes", because I have one more lesson to update and hand off. But I'd like to pretend it's "No".


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John Napier 698 wrote:
On the insurance front, it seems that the company switched providers a while back, and I simply fell through the cracks. Not a pleasant feeling.

Okay, as a HR professional, I have to jump in and say that sometimes stuff like this happens. You'd think in this day and age, systems would talk to each other, but I can't tell you the number of times I've had to go through a spreadsheet and update the payroll and insurance carriers' websites (all 4 of them!) separately. Mistakes happen; we're all human. :)

Now that your HR department is aware that your coverage was missed, they should reinstate it to the beginning of the year and your hospital charges should be covered. If you'd like more help, please feel free to PM me, and I'll do what I can.

Okay, lurking again...


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aatea wrote:
You'd think in this day and age, systems would talk to each other...

LOL. One of my specializations is training system integrators to do their jobs correctly, rather than with duct tape and baling wire. And you'd be surprised how resistant they are to the basic idea of, "Take the extra time to do it right the first time." (Probably because follow-on support is money in their pocket.)

Integration is a multi-billion dollar industry. Because it ain't easy. And yep, mistakes happen. Or, more often than not, sloppiness happens.


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NobodysHome's Story Time:
I met Hi's player when we were both trainers for a real-time company. He's been a machinist, a system administrator, a wiring monkey, and many, many other things. After our company shut down, he bounced around from job to job for a while.

Then he finally got a job he loved, building an IT system for a refrigeration company. He got to build it from the ground up, so he did it all right: Uninterruptible power supplies, RAID drives, daily backups, backup checks, everything Linux-based to avoid the vagaries of Windows, but with Windows integration so all the end users could use Windows...
...it took him 3 months of hard work to put together the best darned IT system he possibly could.

And it never had any issues at all. No downtime. No crashes. No issues whatsoever.

So two months later the manager called him in to the office and said, "I'm sorry, Hi, but we don't know what you do here. As far as we can tell, the system runs itself and you don't really do anything."
And they laid him off.


One more reason never to do your job right.


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Dealing with that at the first job. Oh man. I got chewed out because someone in a building miles away saw something on someone on my caseloads file went unsigned and it was now clogging up their screen- and would until I fixed it. Integration is a necessity to make things easier and make sure these errors aren't overlooked, but yeesh....talk about making a mountain out of a molehill.


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NobodysHome wrote:

Ah, the wonderful, "Friday afternoon before vacation".

Am I really going to get any work done? Really?

** spoiler omitted **

I'm off until next Saturday.


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lisamarlene wrote:
lynora wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:

This was the last big one I did, about 5 years ago.

Edit: Actually, I think it was more like 3 years ago. Either way, it's been a while.

All of those patterns look awesome! I love cross stitch, although not as much as knitting :)

My problem is always what to do with the piece when I'm done. I tried framing them and hanging them up as art, but that really doesn't work for me. I have several pieces just sitting in a drawer until I figure out how to use them. How do you display your finished pieces? Also any suggestions are appreciated if anyone has any brilliant ideas. :)
Some friends back in Wisconsin had a reading corner that was just a big padded bench in between bookshelves, but it was piled up with a ludicrous number of cross-stitched pillows. They threw the most boring dinner parties, but I loved going anyway so I could sit in that reading nook.

I definitely considered making them into pillows, but my predilection for beading and metallic threads in my cross stitch projects makes that less than ideal. Also why I decided against piecing them all into a quilt. They're scratchy. Pretty, but scratchy. :/


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Captain Yesterday's word he made up.

Invertebratist - Those who think having a spine is the beezneez.

Beezneez - the s$#~.

The s#~* - Kevin Bacon in Tremors.


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I'm a "vertebratarian" -- I only eat creatures that have spines.


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And is Freehold a "Lechersaurus Rex"?

It just sounds right...


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Romanticist sounds less creepy.

And a cool archetype for Kiniticist.


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NobodysHome wrote:

And is Freehold a "Lechersaurus Rex"?

It just sounds right...

Both my kids have dinosaur and pirate names they sometimes go by, I have no idea where they get it from.


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NobodysHome wrote:

And is Freehold a "Lechersaurus Rex"?

It just sounds right...

hey!

That's PERVASAURUS REX!


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OK. Barring unforeseen circumstances, back in 10 days! I expect 2000 posts! I'm looking at YOU, gran and CY!

TTYL!


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I bet we can double that.


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captain yesterday wrote:

Romanticist sounds less creepy.

And a cool archetype for Kiniticist.

You get a supernaturally flouncy shirt, a laudanum habit (1/- DR, -2 Wis) and an innate talent for writing stories about maidens trapped in tombs beneath ruined abbeys in Italy while thunderstorms rage overhead.

SIGN ME UP CAPIATAN.


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Basic Romanticism can be a variant of plant growth that only works on flowers, and chocolates.


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Be safe, my wealthy friend with the incredibly hot wife.


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You could've stretched that into two or three posts.

We're never going to keep up with the overnight crew if we can't stretch things out.

I already told my six jokes fifty pages ago.


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Captain Yesterday's family: Hey let's schedule everything over Facebook, pick a day Captain Yesterday has to work (which is pretty hard considering I work one day a week or so) and then not tell him until he can't get off and spend the rest of the week trying to Facebook guilt him.

It must be a holiday.

They're also STILL trying to get me to death tubing on the Sugar River (if the unusually large number of leeches don't suck you dry below the water line the mosquitos from the farm runoff will finish you from above.

Oh yes, their will be fecal matter.


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lynora wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:

This was the last big one I did, about 5 years ago.

Edit: Actually, I think it was more like 3 years ago. Either way, it's been a while.

All of those patterns look awesome! I love cross stitch, although not as much as knitting :)

My problem is always what to do with the piece when I'm done. I tried framing them and hanging them up as art, but that really doesn't work for me. I have several pieces just sitting in a drawer until I figure out how to use them. How do you display your finished pieces? Also any suggestions are appreciated if anyone has any brilliant ideas. :)

It depends. I have a few framed and hung on the wall. They don't do a lot for me, but they are nice to look at from time to time. Also, my mom likes to see them when she comes over. Smaller, cheaper patterns (like this one, I've done it like 4 or 5 times with different sayings) I give away.


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lisamarlene wrote:
lynora wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:

This was the last big one I did, about 5 years ago.

Edit: Actually, I think it was more like 3 years ago. Either way, it's been a while.

All of those patterns look awesome! I love cross stitch, although not as much as knitting :)

My problem is always what to do with the piece when I'm done. I tried framing them and hanging them up as art, but that really doesn't work for me. I have several pieces just sitting in a drawer until I figure out how to use them. How do you display your finished pieces? Also any suggestions are appreciated if anyone has any brilliant ideas. :)
Some friends back in Wisconsin had a reading corner that was just a big padded bench in between bookshelves, but it was piled up with a ludicrous number of cross-stitched pillows. They threw the most boring dinner parties, but I loved going anyway so I could sit in that reading nook.

My "reading corner" is wherever I happen to decide to read. My "reading Nook" is the Barnes&Noble e-reader.


The Game Hamster wrote:
The head is hollow, so It weighs less than the solid vinyl body.

Wait, are we still talking about the Pops!, or...?


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I thought we were talking about me.


Tasha the half-kender wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Kileanna wrote:

Arde Lucus, a historial recreation fair celebrated all years in Lugo, begins today. It atracts many tourists, both from Spain and from abroad.

Since yesterday we have at least triplicated our drug and alcohol tests made, and the fair has not even begun.

Half of those tests are made to people who (judging by the names) come from other countries.

Principal touristic attractive from Spain: cheap alcohol!

Oh, then I guess I should stop planning a trip to Spain.
So bad. I already had fetched your outfit for the Arde Lucus...

And now I know what that NPC in that game looks like, thanks!


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Kileanna's unnamed bard wrote:
As soon as I have a name I can be your paladin, my lord Punniculus. Following the tradition of bards that pretend to be something else.

Hmm...Google translate offers "angarius" as a possible translation for messenger or public courier. It also sounds vaguely like "angel", which could work for a Aasimar/Angelkin. So maybe something like "Angaria", which also has the benefit of being a type of postal system used by the Romans for important messages (wikipedia entry. Does that sound interesting, or do you have something else in mind?


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Happy half moon everyone!!

It's an absolutely gorgeous night. :-)


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Tacticslion wrote:
The Game Hamster wrote:
The head is hollow, so It weighs less than the solid vinyl body.
Wait, are we still talking about the Pops!, or...?

At that point I had been. But it can refer to whatever you had wanted it to.


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They have Star Trek Beyond on Hulu now.

I think I'll watch it, it's been a while since I've seen a Star Trek/Star Wars parody.

It should be hilarious!


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What's the easiest way to get a sweet little old lady to say the F-word? Have another little old lady call out "BINGO!"


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I've started to aggressively plan for retirement. I'm playing the lottery 3 times a week now.


captain yesterday wrote:

Captain Yesterday's family: Hey let's schedule everything over Facebook, pick a day Captain Yesterday has to work (which is pretty hard considering I work one day a week or so) and then not tell him until he can't get off and spend the rest of the week trying to Facebook guilt him.

It must be a holiday.

They're also STILL trying to get me to death tubing on the Sugar River (if the unusually large number of leeches don't suck you dry below the water line the mosquitos from the farm runoff will finish you from above.

Oh yes, their will be fecal matter.

nexus Christ man, what does tour family do for fun?+

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