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NobodysHome wrote:
EDIT: Darned robot ninjas!

Beep boop.


NobodysHome wrote:

So I freely admit it: I'm a paladin of Erastil.

You are the wind beneath my wings.

NobodysHome wrote:
Crunchyroll, my friend.

Part two.


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Seems like I should have a wind themed alias.

Or if I do, it seems like it would be easier to find.


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[Babs Bunny voice]Perhaps I've gone too far.[/Babs Bunny voice]


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NobodysHome wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
So elective is voluntary or something, I'm genuinely curious, I was home schooled.

Public schools generally have 3-4 "levels" of classes:

(1) Core: You must pass this class to graduate. For example, Math 1 or English 1

I usually hear core used to refer to the four core content areas: English, social studies, math, and science.


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Scintillae wrote:

The irritation mostly comes from the fact that it's a new subject that I've never taught before, so I have to get everything written out for the first time. Not helping is the fact that in my infinite wisdom, I've decided to combine chapters into bigger conceptual units (and fewer tests >_>), so I'm trying to streamline a lot of concepts into one manageable chunk.

Next year, it'll be cake. Everything will already be preplanned for it.

Actually, no, that's what I was referring to. Being thrown into a "new" (in terms of teaching) subject with absolutely no help whatsoever can add tons of stress, even if you're really good at it and enjoy it.

My wife had a similar experience when she was tapped for also doing a religion course... but she had the religion department to help out.
I am endlessly gratified that the religion department and the English department ended up having a fight over who got to keep her later that year. English department won but it was a humorous feud for a bit.


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Quick Update: The kid is such a damned good person. He just called me to let me know he didn't want to bother me while I was sick, so he'd checked at his Dad's house and it was empty, so he's staying there for the moment. He called because he didn't want me to worry that he'd done something untoward. I told him that if he started feeling overwhelmed he HAD to come here and watch JoJo so I could cuss at him.

That made him laugh, so I think he'll be OK.


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Ah, gotcha.

Yeah, if the other half of the district was offering econ, I'd pump them for information to be sure. But they've got a...different...approach to social studies electives.


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Scintillae wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
lynora wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
I wish I had time for NaNo. Teaching is not conducive to fun writing.

Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaa

That's a good one! Fun and NaNo in the same sentence!

*weeps quietly in the corner*

Given that I've spent the past 30 minutes typing up notes on federal taxation, yes. Super fun.
Egads! What are you teaching, 101 different things that are worse than scratching your fingers down a chalkboard.
We added economics as a semester elective this year. I honestly don't mind, but no one in the district has taught it before, so I'm floating on my own through the curriculum this year. It's an experience.

yay for new experiences!

Boo for math!


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Scintillae wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
EDIT: Darned robot ninjas!
Beep boop.

is that what they call nudity now?

Wow.


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NobodysHome wrote:

Quick Update: The kid is such a damned good person. He just called me to let me know he didn't want to bother me while I was sick, so he'd checked at his Dad's house and it was empty, so he's staying there for the moment. He called because he didn't want me to worry that he'd done something untoward. I told him that if he started feeling overwhelmed he HAD to come here and watch JoJo so I could cuss at him.

That made him laugh, so I think he'll be OK.

you have done well.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Scintillae wrote:

The irritation mostly comes from the fact that it's a new subject that I've never taught before, so I have to get everything written out for the first time. Not helping is the fact that in my infinite wisdom, I've decided to combine chapters into bigger conceptual units (and fewer tests >_>), so I'm trying to streamline a lot of concepts into one manageable chunk.

Next year, it'll be cake. Everything will already be preplanned for it.

Actually, no, that's what I was referring to. Being thrown into a "new" (in terms of teaching) subject with absolutely no help whatsoever can add tons of stress, even if you're really good at it and enjoy it.

My wife had a similar experience when she was tapped for also doing a religion course... but she had the religion department to help out.
I am endlessly gratified that the religion department and the English department ended up having a fight over who got to keep her later that year. English department won but it was a humorous feud for a bit.

as long as she stays away from math.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
lynora wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
I wish I had time for NaNo. Teaching is not conducive to fun writing.

Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaa

That's a good one! Fun and NaNo in the same sentence!

*weeps quietly in the corner*

Given that I've spent the past 30 minutes typing up notes on federal taxation, yes. Super fun.
Egads! What are you teaching, 101 different things that are worse than scratching your fingers down a chalkboard.
We added economics as a semester elective this year. I honestly don't mind, but no one in the district has taught it before, so I'm floating on my own through the curriculum this year. It's an experience.

yay for new experiences!

Boo for math!

There really isn't a whole lot of math, actually. Some, like elasticity of demand, interest, determining net gain/loss on stocks, but it's largely conceptual: why money moves through an economy the way it does rather than how much. It's just an introductory overview. Most of the "mathy" stuff is just reading a chart, and that's almost as much a social studies/science skill as it is math.


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Scintillae wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
lynora wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
I wish I had time for NaNo. Teaching is not conducive to fun writing.

Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaa

That's a good one! Fun and NaNo in the same sentence!

*weeps quietly in the corner*

Given that I've spent the past 30 minutes typing up notes on federal taxation, yes. Super fun.
Egads! What are you teaching, 101 different things that are worse than scratching your fingers down a chalkboard.
We added economics as a semester elective this year. I honestly don't mind, but no one in the district has taught it before, so I'm floating on my own through the curriculum this year. It's an experience.

yay for new experiences!

Boo for math!

There really isn't a whole lot of math, actually. Some, like elasticity of demand, interest, determining net gain/loss on stocks, but it's largely conceptual: why money moves through an economy the way it does rather than how much. It's just an introductory overview. Most of the "mathy" stuff is just reading a chart, and that's almost as much a social studies/science skill as it is math.

hmmm...

pokes economics with stick suspiciously

If you say so...


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The higher-level stuff might involve specific math. I'm mostly focusing on "what are supply and demand; how do these affect prices," "how does banking work," "how do you tell safe vs. risky investments," "what is labor, and how have labor trends shifted historically," "what are taxes" sort of things.


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Aaaaaand... there goes half a day's work lost. I *may* be able to make it up tomorrow, or I may have to give up some vacation time on Monday to make it up.

Crawls into bed and turns up the heat, grumbling...


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NobodysHome wrote:

Aaaaaand... there goes half a day's work lost. I *may* be able to make it up tomorrow, or I may have to give up some vacation time on Monday to make it up.

Crawls into bed and turns up the heat, grumbling...

please heal, friend.


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NobodysHome wrote:

So I freely admit it: I'm a paladin of Erastil. Family is everything to me, and I'm willing to sacrifice a lot for my family's happiness.

So to see just how ****ed up some other families are just incenses me.

As many of you know, one of the teens in my gaming group has clinical depression and has been hospitalized twice for suicidal tendencies. You'd think his family would be supportive.

Instead, I just got a call from him that he HAS to get out of his house because his other family members are all screaming and yelling at each other and it's really upsetting him.

So yeah, I'm sick, I'm working, and I'm sheltering a poor teenager because his d**ned family won't show him any consideration.

Bleh.

You're a good man NH.

Have been there, and it was the reason I moved out of my parents house - couldn't contain all that fighting in my head.

NobodysHome wrote:

Quick Update: The kid is such a damned good person. He just called me to let me know he didn't want to bother me while I was sick, so he'd checked at his Dad's house and it was empty, so he's staying there for the moment. He called because he didn't want me to worry that he'd done something untoward. I told him that if he started feeling overwhelmed he HAD to come here and watch JoJo so I could cuss at him.

That made him laugh, so I think he'll be OK.

Seems like a good kid.

Keep being there for him, and give him a pat on the back from me. Let him know, that he's not alone and even if the world might seem hostile and hopeless, there's a place for him out there somewhere.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

Come on, guys! That's:

Tiger and Bunny
Re: Zero
Castlevania

... that's too many!

Uh... NH... I can't find Re: Zero on Netflix. :/

(I've seen it before, but it might have been removed...)

Crunchyroll, my friend.

NH, how many of these shows are dubbed? (Sorry Freehold DM, but short attention spa-)


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Here is a good "basic" Economics book.


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Rysky wrote:
You could write about yarn monsters?

Sorry, done that already.

Silver Crusade

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Neat, but I was suggesting for Lynora :3


NH, my dude: you're doing well. Peace. Rest. Heal.


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Tacticslion wrote:
I am endlessly gratified that the religion department and the English department ended up having a fight over who got to keep her later that year. English department won but it was a humorous feud for a bit.

There was a religious war over Lady Firedove? That puts her participation as one of the deities in our worldbuilding game in a new light...


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Sharoth wrote:
Here is a good "basic" Economics book.

I'd be wary of anything making claims/references to a common sense...


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Sharoth wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

Come on, guys! That's:

Tiger and Bunny
Re: Zero
Castlevania

... that's too many!

Uh... NH... I can't find Re: Zero on Netflix. :/

(I've seen it before, but it might have been removed...)

Crunchyroll, my friend.

NH, how many of these shows are dubbed? (Sorry Freehold DM, but short attention spa-)

I'm afraid we prefer subs, so I don't know. I know Hulu tends to carry subbed/dubbed a lot, but we're sub snobs so we never check.

And lying down in a hot room is helping immensely. I feel human again and everything!


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Hey, NH. Put some water near the vent. The humidity will help clear your sinuses.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

Come on, guys! That's:

Tiger and Bunny
Re: Zero
Castlevania

... that's too many!

Uh... NH... I can't find Re: Zero on Netflix. :/

(I've seen it before, but it might have been removed...)

Crunchyroll, my friend.

NH, how many of these shows are dubbed? (Sorry Freehold DM, but short attention spa-)

I'm afraid we prefer subs, so I don't know. I know Hulu tends to carry subbed/dubbed a lot, but we prefer things be shown in their original language as the creator intended so we never check.

And lying down in a hot room is helping immensely. I feel human again and everything!


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NobodysHome wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

Come on, guys! That's:

Tiger and Bunny
Re: Zero
Castlevania

... that's too many!

Uh... NH... I can't find Re: Zero on Netflix. :/

(I've seen it before, but it might have been removed...)

Crunchyroll, my friend.

NH, how many of these shows are dubbed? (Sorry Freehold DM, but short attention spa-)

I'm afraid we prefer subs, so I don't know. I know Hulu tends to carry subbed/dubbed a lot, but we're sub snobs so we never check.

And lying down in a hot room is helping immensely. I feel human again and everything!

Yarr!

I recommends the Steamin' Bilges Cure for all earthly ailments, by Mannaan's salt-encrusted pubes!


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The dangers of speech-to-text, vol. 406:
That moment when your spouse texts you to ask what's for dinner and your phone translates "udon" as "Old One" and you then have to clarify that, no, we are not having Yog Soththoth in miso broth for dinner, but it might be damned tasty.
Mind-devouringly tasty, in fact.
Neither are we having Nyaralothotep with Noodles.


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So, I shaved for nothing then?

If anyone needs me, I'll be smashing s$$~ in the den.

Shadow Lodge

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Sharoth wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

Come on, guys! That's:

Tiger and Bunny
Re: Zero
Castlevania

... that's too many!

Uh... NH... I can't find Re: Zero on Netflix. :/

(I've seen it before, but it might have been removed...)

Crunchyroll, my friend.

NH, how many of these shows are dubbed? (Sorry Freehold DM, but short attention spa-)

Sadly, none of them are on Crunchyroll's list of available dubs.

It's one reason I've avoided the service. I don't do subs, period (unless they are English subs to English dialogue), and that list is ... disappointingly small, given Crunchyroll is a huge service that almost exclusively offers anime. I'd have figured a much larger percentage of their stuff would have been offered both ways.

My "watching" of things too often doesn't involve actually watching, but having it off to the side and listening to it, with the occasional glance over, while doing other things like work. Meaning if it's not dubbed, I can't give my 100% attention to the subtitles, so there's no point.


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lisamarlene wrote:

The dangers of speech-to-text, vol. 406:

That moment when your spouse texts you to ask what's for dinner and your phone translates "udon" as "Old One" and you then have to clarify that, no, we are not having Yog Soththoth in miso broth for dinner, but it might be damned tasty.
Mind-devouringly tasty, in fact.
Neither are we having Nyaralothotep with Noodles.

This sounds awesome enough that Imma go get some fish.

(I'd get calamari, but it's expensive.)


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(I mean, I'd just raid you house, but, again, y'all live on the wrong coast....)


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lisamarlene wrote:

The dangers of speech-to-text, vol. 406:

That moment when your spouse texts you to ask what's for dinner and your phone translates "udon" as "Old One" and you then have to clarify that, no, we are not having Yog Soththoth in miso broth for dinner, but it might be damned tasty.
Mind-devouringly tasty, in fact.
Neither are we having Nyaralothotep with Noodles.

Well fine, I'll just go to long John silver's then!

The Exchange

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gran rey de los mono wrote:
Does Just a Mort play Hearthstone? Because my current opponent is named Mort.

Why, as a matter of fact, I do, but my alias down there is JumpyWizard. Because the name Mort was taken up.

Now you know why my character class spelt wizard on it?

Grand Lodge

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Orthos wrote:
Sadly, none of them are on Crunchyroll's list of available dubs.

Crunchroll is exclusively subbed now. Funimation partnered with them as the dubbed provider last I heard.

The Exchange

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And Nobody's Home, I thought you were a nice person until you said you are a paladin of Erastil!

Paladins give me allergies! *starts sneezing violently and wailing*

Also, sorry to everyone in this thread, but I usually don't pop here that much, since I'm a full time GM who's trying to finish GMing Strange Aeons in a year, while playing a couple more much slower paced PBPs.

The Exchange

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That abomination from the deep looks delicious...

*licks chops*

Shadow Lodge

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TriOmegaZero wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Sadly, none of them are on Crunchyroll's list of available dubs.
Crunchroll is exclusively subbed now. Funimation partnered with them as the dubbed provider last I heard.

Well. Bother. So much for that.


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Just a Mort wrote:

That abomination from the deep looks delicious...

*licks chops*

*sprays cat with Water Gun*

The Exchange

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*climbs up a tree and meows piteously*


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Yeah, you don't tell the General her youngest child being bullied is his fault for not telling a teacher.

That didn't go over very well.


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captain yesterday wrote:

Yeah, you don't tell the General her youngest child being bullied is his fault for not telling a teacher.

That didn't go over very well.

Gotta say, one of the nice things about living in "liberal paradise" is that they put down bullies fast, and it doesn't matter who reports it. Parents are called in, child is asked how they're going to modify their behavior (not "if", but "how"), and they get put on the "bully watch list".

It's effective -- it's a totally different school than the one I went to 35 years ago...


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Aaaaand.... now somebody invited the fever!

Darn it people! It's too crowded in here already! Shoo, fever! Shoo! Shoo!

Shadow Lodge

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NobodysHome wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

Yeah, you don't tell the General her youngest child being bullied is his fault for not telling a teacher.

That didn't go over very well.

Gotta say, one of the nice things about living in "liberal paradise" is that they put down bullies fast, and it doesn't matter who reports it. Parents are called in, child is asked how they're going to modify their behavior (not "if", but "how"), and they get put on the "bully watch list".

It's effective -- it's a totally different school than the one I went to 35 years ago...

It's a totally different school than the one I went to 14 years ago (and 12 years prior of course).

Granted, I went to school in Texas, where they might do otherwise just for the sake of spiting/being the opposite of California.

But yeah. I got in trouble many a time in Junior High for reacting to things bullies pushed me into, and every time the bastards got off scot-free. I may still be a tad bitter about that, all these years later.


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The beautiful part is watching the General lay into people, she goes from disgustingly sweet to coldly resolute in less than a second.


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Being the designated scapegoat for everything I always got in trouble for my brothers bullying me as a kid.

That didn't stop me from striking back though, I just had to get inventive (it's amazing what a few kernels of corn in the back pocket every morning and a flock of geese will accomplish).


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"Nothing stands between me and at least 10 tiny men."


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"I'm as rock hard as a man with no blood can be!"

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