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lisamarlene wrote:
Well, the main reason it took me so long to get into D&D was the fact that most of the folks in my hometown considered it Satanic, and if you played it, your were putting your soul in peril. (Back then, *everything* was Satanic.)

I think that was less of a thing in the UK in general, and certainly I don't remember coming across anything similar when I was small (the closest thing was a friend of mine who went to a... Pentecostal? Charismatic church? Anyway, they had a sort of concealed pool for baptising people in the main hall - informing me that Cher regularly conducted human sacrifices).

EDIT: And the less said about the naaaked elves frolicking in the moonlight amongst the barrows and menhirs the better.


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captain yesterday wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

My religious right wing warrior brother took us out for dinner last night and spent quite a bit of time going down the list of toys that we carried that offended him in some way.

Even though it breaks about 1000000 FAWTL rules (so might be better off in another thread), I would be interested to know what those are.

Apparently people believing in reverse sexism is a thing and there are entirely too many toys featuring girls (or as they're commonly referred to everywhere else, women).

But, Pea Bear's thirteen now so I just let her unload her rightful fury and sit back.

To some degree, there is sexism from both sides, but that can be said about any -ism.

That said, why would to many doll brands or "action figures" with women be a problem? As a conservative right wing extremist,(he said sarcastically) that don't make any sense.


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As a conservative right wing probably extremist, I can guarantee that cy's brother's argument is nonsense. Though "reverse sexism" definitely exists (it's just "sexism" though), the number of toys that have female characteristics have nothing to do with that. I mean, they can, but it's the same level (or worse) of conspiratorial nonsense that is engaged by "the other side" when its suggested that men are intentionally paying women less. It's preposterous. Yes, some do. That is an aweful thing.

Venn diagrams will show correlation because of course there is.

As one raised in the religious south, can confirm that it was a thing. Fortunately, my parents always taught me to think things through - even if they taught me something, they wanted me to read the scripture to make sure it held up. I never found, "Thou shalt not play pretend with your friends." anywhere. Which is good as we'd all have gotten in trooouuuble if it were...


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Ninja'd and I probably broke a lot of rules (sorry!) but I'm leaving it...


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I personally found the argument that there wasn't enough male action figures hilarious.

Especially since his main focus was on how there weren't enough male wonder woman action figures.

Pea Bear said it best "Have you seen the movie!"

But whatever, you can't pick your family but you can certainly kick them out.


Õ.Õ


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One. Order. Pending.

Hip. Hip. Hooray!


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Tacticslion wrote:

As a conservative right wing probably extremist, I can guarantee that cy's brother's argument is nonsense. Though "reverse sexism" definitely exists (it's just "sexism" though), the number of toys that have female characteristics have nothing to do with that. I mean, they can, but it's the same level (or worse) of conspiratorial nonsense that is engaged by "the other side" when its suggested that men are intentionally paying women less. It's preposterous. Yes, some do. That is an aweful thing.

Venn diagrams will show correlation because of course there is.

As one raised in the religious south, can confirm that it was a thing. Fortunately, my parents always taught me to think things through - even if they taught me something, they wanted me to read the scripture to make sure it held up. I never found, "Thou shalt not play pretend with your friends." anywhere. Which is good as we'd all have gotten in trooouuuble if it were...

Trust me, you're not a right-wing extremist, TL.


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Please note, I don't actually kick my family out.

My brother has issues irregardless of his religion. But his kids are also best friends with my kids so I put up with his b##$$*% monologues. :-)


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Squee! My husband apparently secretly bought me the thing I really really really really really wanted from Think Geek but knew I couldn't afford.

Because when I checked our bank balance today to see if my paycheck had cleared, there was a pending transaction from Geeknet Inc, and the amount just happens to be exactly the same as the moto jacket I've been coveting.

Now I just have to act really surprised when it arrives.

I CAN'T WAIT I CAN'T WAIT I CAN'T WAIT I CAN'T WAIT I CAN'T WAIT TO TRY IT ON!


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NobodysHome wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:

Random question, either for those of you who were rather tall children or are the parents of rather tall children:

My four-year-old son is the same height as most of the five- and six-year olds in my class and keeps getting taller. Over the past few weeks, he's started falling down and hurting himself. A lot. In weird ways.
And he's never been clumsy; he until recently seemed to have been gifted with an absurdly high Dex.
WTF?

REALLY common. Growth spurt = clumsy.

I had all kinds of fun with my friends with that one. As I never had one, and they all did.

yup. I grew slowly and constantly over the years. Was always clumsy.


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lisamarlene wrote:
Well, the main reason it took me so long to get into D&D was the fact that most of the folks in my hometown considered it Satanic, and if you played it, your were putting your soul in peril. (Back then, *everything* was Satanic.)

Strangely enough, the first place I encountered Dungeons and Dragons in any seriousness was in my church youth group.


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lisamarlene wrote:

Squee! My husband apparently secretly bought me the thing I really really really really really wanted from Think Geek but knew I couldn't afford.

Because when I checked our bank balance today to see if my paycheck had cleared, there was a pending transaction from Geeknet Inc, and the amount just happens to be exactly the same as the moto jacket I've been coveting.

Now I just have to act really surprised when it arrives.

I CAN'T WAIT I CAN'T WAIT I CAN'T WAIT I CAN'T WAIT I CAN'T WAIT TO TRY IT ON!

It seems Nobodyswife has competition.

digs monocle out of storage, wears "Official Judge" sash, sets black manilness to "impartial"


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Freehold DM wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:
Well, the main reason it took me so long to get into D&D was the fact that most of the folks in my hometown considered it Satanic, and if you played it, your were putting your soul in peril. (Back then, *everything* was Satanic.)
Strangely enough, the first place I encountered Dungeons and Dragons in any seriousness was in my church youth group.

That would have actually made me show up for mine. I hated my youth group, so I only went when there was a camping trip.


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Freehold DM wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:

Squee! My husband apparently secretly bought me the thing I really really really really really wanted from Think Geek but knew I couldn't afford.

Because when I checked our bank balance today to see if my paycheck had cleared, there was a pending transaction from Geeknet Inc, and the amount just happens to be exactly the same as the moto jacket I've been coveting.

Now I just have to act really surprised when it arrives.

I CAN'T WAIT I CAN'T WAIT I CAN'T WAIT I CAN'T WAIT I CAN'T WAIT TO TRY IT ON!

It seems Nobodyswife has competition.

digs monocle out of storage, wears "Official Judge" sash, sets black manilness to "impartial"

It seems Nick Fury has competition.

Oh, wait, you said "monocle", not "eyepatch".
Never mind.


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lisamarlene wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:

Squee! My husband apparently secretly bought me the thing I really really really really really wanted from Think Geek but knew I couldn't afford.

Because when I checked our bank balance today to see if my paycheck had cleared, there was a pending transaction from Geeknet Inc, and the amount just happens to be exactly the same as the moto jacket I've been coveting.

Now I just have to act really surprised when it arrives.

I CAN'T WAIT I CAN'T WAIT I CAN'T WAIT I CAN'T WAIT I CAN'T WAIT TO TRY IT ON!

It seems Nobodyswife has competition.

digs monocle out of storage, wears "Official Judge" sash, sets black manilness to "impartial"

It seems Nick Fury has competition.

Oh, wait, you said "monocle", not "eyepatch".
Never mind.

yes, the eyepatch is for something else.

fills inflatable kiddie pool with chocolate pudding for the Nobodyswife/lisamarlene talent competition


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pauses in filling kiddie pool with chocolate pudding to aim bike cannon at others threateningly, then returns to top off


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Takes notes.

These sure are some interesting micronian battle tactics...


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Wait... Is that a canon that attaches to a bike, or a canon that shoots out bikes? Or both!? I seriously can't tell, but all those options sound nifty.


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It shoots bikes. Flaming bikes, specifically.


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So not only did someone knock down and spill puzzle glue, thru then went the extra step to pour it all out on the floor.

G%+&*$n savages.


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Puzzle glue?


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Yes, apparently glueing and then framing puzzles put together is a thing.


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Nearly impossible with 'Tomb of Horrors', though, I bet.


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captain yesterday wrote:
Yes, apparently glueing and then framing puzzles put together is a thing.

In every single nursing or assisted living facility that I have ever been to.


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My grandmother is big into that. She is also though very picky about what puzzle she does it to. It has to actually look nice as a picture. Most of them do look like nice works of art when she is done.

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Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:

Random question, either for those of you who were rather tall children or are the parents of rather tall children:

My four-year-old son is the same height as most of the five- and six-year olds in my class and keeps getting taller. Over the past few weeks, he's started falling down and hurting himself. A lot. In weird ways.
And he's never been clumsy; he until recently seemed to have been gifted with an absurdly high Dex.
WTF?

REALLY common. Growth spurt = clumsy.

I had all kinds of fun with my friends with that one. As I never had one, and they all did.

yup. I grew slowly and constantly over the years. Was always clumsy.

There was a phase where my growth spurt made me scared of the height of my head. Not kidding. I'd look at my feet while standing and freak out.

I was always clumsy, so I can't speak to the rest.

Sovereign Court

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lisamarlene wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Yes, apparently glueing and then framing puzzles put together is a thing.
In every single nursing or assisted living facility that I have ever been to.

my mother buys puzzles without pictures. Not only that, but they're colored the same on both sides, specifically to hide if you have the puzzle piece upside down.

...

My mom enjoys things that make me want to dig my brain out of my head with a red hot poker.


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Jess Door wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Yes, apparently glueing and then framing puzzles put together is a thing.
In every single nursing or assisted living facility that I have ever been to.

my mother buys puzzles without pictures. Not only that, but they're colored the same on both sides, specifically to hide if you have the puzzle piece upside down.

...

My mom enjoys things that make me want to dig my brain out of my head with a red hot poker.

Yeah that's...wow.Weird. Yeah.


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Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:

Random question, either for those of you who were rather tall children or are the parents of rather tall children:

My four-year-old son is the same height as most of the five- and six-year olds in my class and keeps getting taller. Over the past few weeks, he's started falling down and hurting himself. A lot. In weird ways.
And he's never been clumsy; he until recently seemed to have been gifted with an absurdly high Dex.
WTF?

REALLY common. Growth spurt = clumsy.

I had all kinds of fun with my friends with that one. As I never had one, and they all did.

yup. I grew slowly and constantly over the years. Was always clumsy.

It was your black manliness getting in the way.

Ooooooh.... that came out WAY wrong! Ah well, posted now. Nothing I can do about it. It's not like they have "Edit" or "Delete" buttons...


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Jess Door wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Yes, apparently glueing and then framing puzzles put together is a thing.
In every single nursing or assisted living facility that I have ever been to.

my mother buys puzzles without pictures. Not only that, but they're colored the same on both sides, specifically to hide if you have the puzzle piece upside down.

...

My mom enjoys things that make me want to dig my brain out of my head with a red hot poker.

My Dad had a "World's Most Difficult Jigsaw" back when I was a kid. As I recall, it was about 2500 pieces, all of them cut the same so you couldn't tell what was frame and what was interior, printed on both sides with a repeating pattern of a leprechaun and his pot of gold. The only way to complete it was to line up the pictures perfectly, and some of the pieces were extremely similar. I don't think he ever finished it because he would work on it for a few weeks (a few minutes here, an hour there), and then my Mom would put it away because we "needed the table" for something that we could have easily made do without the dining room table for (we had a dining room and an eat-in kitchen, and almost exclusively used the kitchen). I think he eventually got rid of it, although it could very well be stuck in a closet in their house somewhere. Waiting. Biding it's time until it comes forth again to prey upon some unsuspecting fool. Like Jumanji.

Edit: This is the pattern I recall, but the box was different. This one says it's 500 pieces, so I know the one my Dad had wasn't exactly this.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:

Random question, either for those of you who were rather tall children or are the parents of rather tall children:

My four-year-old son is the same height as most of the five- and six-year olds in my class and keeps getting taller. Over the past few weeks, he's started falling down and hurting himself. A lot. In weird ways.
And he's never been clumsy; he until recently seemed to have been gifted with an absurdly high Dex.
WTF?

REALLY common. Growth spurt = clumsy.

I had all kinds of fun with my friends with that one. As I never had one, and they all did.

yup. I grew slowly and constantly over the years. Was always clumsy.

It was your black manliness getting in the way.

Ooooooh.... that came out WAY wrong! Ah well, posted now. Nothing I can do about it. It's not like they have "Edit" or "Delete" buttons...

Well, there's probably a difference between his black manliness and his black manhood. I think. Maybe.


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While walking through the jungle with a marker, I spotted a leopard.


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You know, there's something about subtraction that just doesn't add up.


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Dracula snacks on lentils between meals because he is into pulses.

Spoiler:
Apparently the seeds of legumes are called pulses. I did not know that. See, I can entertain and inform at the same time!


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Did you hear about the nun who procrastinated when it came to laundry? She had a filthy habit.


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The real estate agent speaks quickly because she has a lot to talk about.


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I used to work in a borscht factory, but when I found out I was going to be fired, I beet them to the punch and told them to "Take this job and schav it!".


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The swollen blood vessels in my legs are very quarrelsome. That's right, I have bellicose veins.


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My bachelor cousin likes to go to church picnics because, as he says, "A good grill is hard to find."


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When I fell in the diner and cut my leg, people laughed at me. But when the waitress then tripped over me, she really added salt to my injury.


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Did you know you can get yarn from a snake? Sure. All you have to do is wait until it sheds it's skein.


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I'm trying to be more financially conscious, so I've been going to garage sales a lot lately. I've gotten some really great stuff. For instance, yesterday I went to one held by the Joker (Batman's nemesis) and bought a used Harley!


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I wanted cottage cheese with my dinner, so I ordered a la curd.


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Wouldn't a good name for a harbor town where pirates bring their loot be Spoilsport?


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Day[9]'s weird dreams.


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Yesterdays new avatar is messing with me. I keep thinking evil genius then I remember his deep thought alias.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
Yesterdays new avatar is messing with me. I keep thinking evil genius then I remember his deep thought alias.

This is why I never change my avatar. Everyone always knows it's me. No confusion. Ever. Not possible with my ultra-unique custom avatar.


gran rey de los mono wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Yesterdays new avatar is messing with me. I keep thinking evil genius then I remember his deep thought alias.
This is why I never change my avatar. Everyone always knows it's me. No confusion. Ever. Not possible with my ultra-unique custom avatar.

I seem to recall I had quite a bit of trouble telling you and the other avatar-less people apart for a while... XD


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What do you mean avatar-less? I have the greatest avatar! It's certainly better than Aang or Korra.

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