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I had a job as a telegraph operator, but I wasn't very good at it. You could say I was a weapon of Morse destruction.

I'm not sure if being nekkid was at fault.


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Rosita the Riveter wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
What are the specs?
Specs.

Very nice. Too bad the old X-Wing games weren't made with this type of controller in mind. My kill count would have been sky-high, no pun intended.


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I just now thought of an interesting computer game. A Tetris-like game that uses mahjongg tiles. Unlike Tetris, where you have to clear rows, in this game (let's call it "falling tiles," for simplicity) you have to get matching tiles adjacent to each other. Then all affected tiles vanish, adding a set number of points to the score. Like Tetris, when a column of tiles reaches a certain height, the game ends. Thoughts?


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The last couple of posts in Scint's kids' game's thread reminded me of this scene.

Did I get the apostrophes right?


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John Napier 698 wrote:
I just now thought of an interesting computer game. A Tetris-like game that uses mahjongg tiles. Unlike Tetris, where you have to clear rows, in this game (let's call it "falling tiles," for simplicity) you have to get matching tiles adjacent to each other. Then all affected tiles vanish, adding a set number of points to the score. Like Tetris, when a column of tiles reaches a certain height, the game ends. Thoughts?

First thought, isn't that sorta like Bejewled? Of course, those types of games do seem fairly popular.


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I was thinking doctor mario myself.


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I forgot about that (of course, I never played it so I'd be more surprised if I remembered it), but yeah that would probably be a better comparison.


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Played none of those games, except Mahjongg and Tetris.


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"I pounce! With Panda speed!"


Of the two, it's definitely closer to Dr. Mario, but the truth is it's a unique enough concept (compared to, say, Bejeweled or Candy Crush Saga or Dr. Mario or Tetris) that it can work as its own thing.


Also: breathing is haaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrd, you guys. As is swallowing. Lying down. Standing up. Walking. Sitting. Turning. Moving. Staying still. Eating. Thinking. Blech.


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lynora wrote:

The kind of day I’m having: I woke up with a dislocated thumb and a black eye. It sounds like a more exciting night than it was. My thumb popped when I reached for my alarm clock and I had to put it back to rights. (Ow!) And the eye is because my sinuses are so swollen I literally got a black eye from the inside. Pretty impressive shiner too. My husband keeps hovering because he’s afraid I’m going to faint again. (I made the mistake of trying to cook last night and just as finished clearing dirty dishes off the stove I turned around and hello, floor, we meet again). Pretty sick, very behind on my word count, and not able to manage basic chores. Kidlet is sick too which is brilliant because it’s the last week before exams so it’s basically all about helping him fake well well enough that he doesn’t get sent home as there is no time to make up work.

Argh! So tired of my body being all broken and out of order! >:(

Edit: well, of course, I was overheated from the fever.... :P

Tires to pat Lyn on the back through his monitor, pushing a hot cup of Grandmama Kjeldorns special brew against it.

in other related new. Its the 7 day of straight from dusk til dawn raining, so if I disappear from here its because Denmark has slid of the bedrock and into the North Sea.
Hopefully it will undergo some sort of Atlantean transformation there and one day rise again on giant hydraulic legs to wage war on the dry-landers...


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And here I was thinking that you liked us...


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People like me.

Maybe.


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Kjeldorn, don't sink. Don't forget, we swedes still plan on invading, and we can't do that if there is no Denmark.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Also: breathing is haaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrd, you guys. As is swallowing. Lying down. Standing up. Walking. Sitting. Turning. Moving. Staying still. Eating. Thinking. Blech.

is tacticslioness taking care of you?


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Kjeldorn wrote:

Tires to pat Lyn on the back through his monitor, pushing a hot cup of Grandmama Kjeldorns special brew against it.

in other related new. Its the 7 day of straight from dusk til dawn raining, so if I disappear from here its because Denmark has slid of the bedrock and into the North Sea.
Hopefully it will undergo some sort of Atlantean transformation there and one day rise again on giant hydraulic legs to wage war on the dry-landers...

So this is the kind of post I make, when the phones set to Danish as the default language...

*Runs away crying*

Edit:

Sissyl wrote:
Kjeldorn, don't sink. Don't forget, we swedes still plan on invading, and we can't do that if there is no Denmark.

Sissyl, I'm hurt...

I thought you knew...

You can come over and conquer this "territory" anytime you want.

*Winks seductively, while lounging on his sofa, just wearing a bathrobe*


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Freehold DM wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Also: breathing is haaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrd, you guys. As is swallowing. Lying down. Standing up. Walking. Sitting. Turning. Moving. Staying still. Eating. Thinking. Blech.
is tacticslioness taking care of you?

Yes. Very much so. And everything else!

That said, pray for her, as she's:

- a) taking care of a sick husband
- b) trying not to get sick herself
- c) trying to to let her kids get sick
- d) finish prep for dinner mystery theater she's leading (the school she teaches)
- e) dealing with everything that comes with being an English teacher
- f) dealing with everything that comes with being a Drama teacher
- g) taking care of two children when I inevitably pass out
hopefully this will not happen tonight; I tried last night, but daggummit being sick in our chairs did me in, even with the noise and occasional person jumping on top of me; I am intentionally not doing anything "intense" (that is sadly little, right now) to hopefully hold out tonight

Yesterday I: managed to strip the bed and do that laundry, managed to stop one place (for food with my Youngest) and eat nothing there before immediately retiring to the house and collapsing and being stuck all day for various related-to-being-sick issues.

Yesterday she: fed the children breakfast (only half of the Youngest's, but he was going to get more with me), packed up both her and the Eldest, dropped off the Eldest to school, worked all day (she had no lunch break; she's supposed to have a planning period to eat on when there was not lunch break, but she instead filled in for someone else who was sick during that time), made sure the Aftercare knew Eldest would be there today, did the drama thing, contacted the caterer and arranged that, worked late (but not as late as planned), picked up the Eldest from school, shopped with Eldest in tow taking special care to acquire stuff to help me, came home, made dinner, helped me make the bed, put both boys to bed, and fiiiiiiiiiiinally watched a Dark Matter.

She's awesome.


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John Napier 698 wrote:
I just now thought of an interesting computer game. A Tetris-like game that uses mahjongg tiles. Unlike Tetris, where you have to clear rows, in this game (let's call it "falling tiles," for simplicity) you have to get matching tiles adjacent to each other. Then all affected tiles vanish, adding a set number of points to the score. Like Tetris, when a column of tiles reaches a certain height, the game ends. Thoughts?

I played such a game in 90s on Atari. It was like Tetris except the blocks where always composed of 3 units, horizontal, and pushing fire cycled the symbols within each unit. The composite units were not solidly connected to each other like in Tetris - when they heat an uneven surface each unit fell to the lowest possible space available.

I don't remember how many tiles you had to match to make them vanish - three I think but I am not sure. I don't recall the game's name, either.


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Kjeldorn wrote:
Kjeldorn wrote:

Tires to pat Lyn on the back through his monitor, pushing a hot cup of Grandmama Kjeldorns special brew against it.

in other related new. Its the 7 day of straight from dusk til dawn raining, so if I disappear from here its because Denmark has slid of the bedrock and into the North Sea.
Hopefully it will undergo some sort of Atlantean transformation there and one day rise again on giant hydraulic legs to wage war on the dry-landers...

So this is the kind of post I make, when the phones set to Danish as the default language...

*Runs away crying*

Edit:

Sissyl wrote:
Kjeldorn, don't sink. Don't forget, we swedes still plan on invading, and we can't do that if there is no Denmark.

Sissyl, I'm hurt...

I thought you knew...

You can come over and conquer this "territory" anytime you want.

*Winks seductively, while lounging on his sofa, just wearing a bathrobe*

Wooo! A minion! My new world dominion can certainly use you. :)


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Trix!

You know, I did not remember it was Polish game...


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There was another, similar game, with the blocks being horizontal instead of vertical, with possibility of changing their order.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Also: breathing is haaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrd, you guys. As is swallowing. Lying down. Standing up. Walking. Sitting. Turning. Moving. Staying still. Eating. Thinking. Blech.
is tacticslioness taking care of you?

Yes. Very much so. And everything else!

That said, pray for her, as she's:

- a) taking care of a sick husband
- b) trying not to get sick herself
- c) trying to to let her kids get sick
- d) finish prep for dinner mystery theater she's leading (the school she teaches)
- e) dealing with everything that comes with being an English teacher
- f) dealing with everything that comes with being a Drama teacher
- g) taking care of two children when I inevitably pass out
hopefully this will not happen tonight; I tried last night, but daggummit being sick in our chairs did me in, even with the noise and occasional person jumping on top of me; I am intentionally not doing anything "intense" (that is sadly little, right now) to hopefully hold out tonight

Yesterday I: managed to strip the bed and do that laundry, managed to stop one place (for food with my Youngest) and eat nothing there before immediately retiring to the house and collapsing and being stuck all day for various related-to-being-sick issues.

Yesterday she: fed the children breakfast (only half of the Youngest's, but he was going to get more with me), packed up both her and the Eldest, dropped off the Eldest to school, worked all day (she had no lunch break; she's supposed to have a planning period to eat on when there was not lunch break, but she instead filled in for someone else who was sick during that time), made sure the Aftercare knew Eldest would be there today, did the drama thing, contacted the caterer and arranged that, worked late (but not as late as planned), picked up the Eldest from school, shopped with Eldest in tow taking special care to acquire stuff to help me, came home, made dinner, helped me make the bed, put both boys to...

she is.


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Kjeldorn wrote:
Kjeldorn wrote:

Tires to pat Lyn on the back through his monitor, pushing a hot cup of Grandmama Kjeldorns special brew against it.

in other related new. Its the 7 day of straight from dusk til dawn raining, so if I disappear from here its because Denmark has slid of the bedrock and into the North Sea.
Hopefully it will undergo some sort of Atlantean transformation there and one day rise again on giant hydraulic legs to wage war on the dry-landers...

So this is the kind of post I make, when the phones set to Danish as the default language...

*Runs away crying*

Edit:

Sissyl wrote:
Kjeldorn, don't sink. Don't forget, we swedes still plan on invading, and we can't do that if there is no Denmark.

Sissyl, I'm hurt...

I thought you knew...

You can come over and conquer this "territory" anytime you want.

*Winks seductively, while lounging on his sofa, just wearing a bathrobe*

So all those surreptitiously imported Scandinavian films I watched were documentaries after all!


HOLY CARP

'DAT NIGHTMARE SEQUENCE WITH DREYFUS

o.o


I AM DEFINITELY AWAKE, NOW


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And now I spent an hour watching videos of old games and hardware from early 90s...


Tacticslion wrote:
I AM DEFINITELY AWAKE, NOW

AS WE NOW EXPLORE FLASHBACKS WITHIN FLASHBACKS AND SLEEP DREAMS WITHIN SLEEP DREAMS


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...i may need to contact tacticslioness, tacticslion is worrying me.


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So, I want to start a movement: Boycott any company or corporation that airs Christmas ads before Thanksgiving.

So far, my list is pretty easy:
- Mercedes-Benz

I think I can live without buying a Mercedes until New Year's...


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Freehold DM wrote:
...i may need to contact tacticslioness, tacticslion is worrying me.

He's just getting into "the good parts" of Seven Deadly Sins.


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NobodysHome wrote:

So, I want to start a movement: Boycott any company or corporation that airs Christmas ads before Thanksgiving.

So far, my list is pretty easy:
- Mercedes-Benz

I think I can live without buying a Mercedes until New Year's...

are you sure? Because the ads say now is the time to buy.

Thank God you don't live here. You wouldn't be able to go to any grocery store. It's become obnoxious, I'm considering actually joining such a campaign/crusade. At least two stores were doing Christmas ads on Halloween night(although one was funny with someone dresses as Santa for Halloween).


PLENTY OF NIGHTMARE FUEL FOR YEARS

ALSO WUSSY MAGES FAIRIES OP PLX NRF THNX


(SO GOOD THO.)


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Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

So, I want to start a movement: Boycott any company or corporation that airs Christmas ads before Thanksgiving.

So far, my list is pretty easy:
- Mercedes-Benz

I think I can live without buying a Mercedes until New Year's...

are you sure? Because the ads say now is the time to buy.

Thank God you don't live here. You wouldn't be able to go to any grocery store. It's become obnoxious, I'm considering actually joining such a campaign/crusade. At least two stores were doing Christmas ads on Halloween night(although one was funny with someone dresses as Santa for Halloween).

I get to be a butt about it because I do my shopping at the corner store and the farmer's market, and eat out at the local restaurants. So the only "hardship" I see is not being able to go to Target or Safeway for staples such as laundry detergent, but I haven't heard a Safeway ad in ages, so Target's pretty much the only place in danger of my "boycott".

But seriously... stop stealing my Thanksgiving!!!!


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NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

So, I want to start a movement: Boycott any company or corporation that airs Christmas ads before Thanksgiving.

So far, my list is pretty easy:
- Mercedes-Benz

I think I can live without buying a Mercedes until New Year's...

are you sure? Because the ads say now is the time to buy.

Thank God you don't live here. You wouldn't be able to go to any grocery store. It's become obnoxious, I'm considering actually joining such a campaign/crusade. At least two stores were doing Christmas ads on Halloween night(although one was funny with someone dresses as Santa for Halloween).

I get to be a butt about it because I do my shopping at the corner store and the farmer's market, and eat out at the local restaurants. So the only "hardship" I see is not being able to go to Target or Safeway for staples such as laundry detergent, but I haven't heard a Safeway ad in ages, so Target's pretty much the only place in danger of my "boycott".

But seriously... stop stealing my Thanksgiving!!!!

I'm calling you Bob from now on, given your love of thanksgiving.


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Have you guys ever walked by a scene playing out at a house, that left you wondering if your watching a burglary or a gosh darn weird late night moving?

Because seriously, either I just walk past the most complete burglary ever (like the dinner table + chair and bed being lifted out through a balcony window, and lowered to the ground by rope), or these guys are going to have a s#*#load of broken stuff, for moving their things in almost pitch black darkness.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

So, I want to start a movement: Boycott any company or corporation that airs Christmas ads before Thanksgiving.

So far, my list is pretty easy:
- Mercedes-Benz

I think I can live without buying a Mercedes until New Year's...

are you sure? Because the ads say now is the time to buy.

Thank God you don't live here. You wouldn't be able to go to any grocery store. It's become obnoxious, I'm considering actually joining such a campaign/crusade. At least two stores were doing Christmas ads on Halloween night(although one was funny with someone dresses as Santa for Halloween).

I get to be a butt about it because I do my shopping at the corner store and the farmer's market, and eat out at the local restaurants. So the only "hardship" I see is not being able to go to Target or Safeway for staples such as laundry detergent, but I haven't heard a Safeway ad in ages, so Target's pretty much the only place in danger of my "boycott".

But seriously... stop stealing my Thanksgiving!!!!

I personally helped put out Advent calendars at work on August 28th.


Kjeldorn wrote:

Have you guys ever walked by a scene playing out at a house, that left you wondering if your watching a burglary or a gosh darn weird late night moving?

Because seriously, either I just walk past the most complete burglary ever (like the dinner table + chair and bed being lifted out through a balcony window, and lowered to the ground by rope), or these guys are going to have a s!&+load of broken stuff, for moving their things in almost pitch black darkness.

Did you... call someone?


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Life is a holiday when working retail.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Kjeldorn wrote:

Have you guys ever walked by a scene playing out at a house, that left you wondering if your watching a burglary or a gosh darn weird late night moving?

Because seriously, either I just walk past the most complete burglary ever (like the dinner table + chair and bed being lifted out through a balcony window, and lowered to the ground by rope), or these guys are going to have a s!&+load of broken stuff, for moving their things in almost pitch black darkness.

Did you... call someone?

I'm going back for a second look.

If I get a sucking feeling in my gut again, I'll call the cops.


So nerding

I do that

Also I'm in a delerium

So

Okay, so in PF sin magic is thus:

- Abjuration: envy; Diane is not abjuration - conjuration or area-effect transmutation, maybe?

- Conjuration: sloth; King actually works really well for this

- Enchantment: lust; actually, again, Growther is a perfect fit; could be "illusion" too, though

- Evocation: wrath; it's a bit of a question; I could see it either as abjuration (my interpretation) or evocation

- Illusion: pride; ??? not enough data

- Necromancy: gluttony; not enough data (though she just showed up and also WHAT and WAT and WUT)

- Transmutation: greed; actually Ban works pretty well for this

Definitely does not line up neatly, and some things are just off entirely (like Diane/Abjuration... though she is protective!), but it's neat to see the parallels and differences!


Kjeldorn wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Kjeldorn wrote:

Have you guys ever walked by a scene playing out at a house, that left you wondering if your watching a burglary or a gosh darn weird late night moving?

Because seriously, either I just walk past the most complete burglary ever (like the dinner table + chair and bed being lifted out through a balcony window, and lowered to the ground by rope), or these guys are going to have a s!&+load of broken stuff, for moving their things in almost pitch black darkness.

Did you... call someone?

I'm going back for a second look.

If I get a sucking feeling in my gut again, I'll call the cops.

Do... be cautious. Please.

EDIT: Cautious with yourself. Please. We like you and want you around.

Grand Lodge

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Homunculi make excellent cannon fodder for mages.


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NobodysHome wrote:

So, I want to start a movement: Boycott any company or corporation that airs Christmas ads before Thanksgiving.

So far, my list is pretty easy:
- Mercedes-Benz

I think I can live without buying a Mercedes until New Year's...

There is a game played by people among SF&Fantasy fandom at least here in Poland. Survive as long as possible without hearing Wham's Last Christmas. If you hear it anywhere, you are out until the next year season.


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Drejk wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

So, I want to start a movement: Boycott any company or corporation that airs Christmas ads before Thanksgiving.

So far, my list is pretty easy:
- Mercedes-Benz

I think I can live without buying a Mercedes until New Year's...

There is a game played by people among SF&Fantasy fandom at least here in Poland. Survive as long as possible without hearing Wham's Last Christmas. If you hear it anywhere, you are out until the next year season.

I am *so* starting that with my family! :-D


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I like to see how many Oingo Boingo songs I can hum over the Christmas music at work.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Kjeldorn wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Kjeldorn wrote:

Have you guys ever walked by a scene playing out at a house, that left you wondering if your watching a burglary or a gosh darn weird late night moving?

Because seriously, either I just walk past the most complete burglary ever (like the dinner table + chair and bed being lifted out through a balcony window, and lowered to the ground by rope), or these guys are going to have a s!&+load of broken stuff, for moving their things in almost pitch black darkness.

Did you... call someone?

I'm going back for a second look.

If I get a sucking feeling in my gut again, I'll call the cops.

Do... be cautious. Please.

EDIT: Cautious with yourself. Please. We like you and want you around.

Back.

The Mystery is maybe solved. Talked to a neighbor, who had misgiving too. She had already called the cops, but the "characters" had buggered off really quick after I went past the first time.
She seem to believe they were bad renters bailing on a lease in the middle night, but had called the cops just to be sure.
They are checking things over now.


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You'd have to be a pretty dedicated burglar to steal a kitchen table, but some people will pinch anything, just for the heck of it.


That's a relief!

... and really weird!

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