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The Vagrant Erudite wrote:

It's actually on my list, because cheese.

Unfortunately all your damn festivals are in the winter, which, I mean, I get it, you want people to actually come during the hell months, but...no.

Cheese days is in September, and I grew up in the town it's in so I can probably still find my way around.


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Or if you come in July they're be at least two county fairs going on somewhere in a fifty mile radius.

Honestly, all people do in Wisconsin on the weekends in summer is throw a festival.


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Trinam wrote:
To be fair, I haven’t posted in FaWtL in a while. At this point it’s like tradition to assume I’m TOZ.

it did take me a minute to realize you weren't TOZ.


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I'm not gonna argue about it here but Enders game movie was so close to the book I don't understand how people like one and not the other.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
Trinam wrote:
To be fair, I haven’t posted in FaWtL in a while. At this point it’s like tradition to assume I’m TOZ.
it did take me a minute to realize you weren't TOZ.

The secret is to realize that when TOZ is snarky he uses the mask icon, and I don't have any settings outside of snarky so all my posting is snark.

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If only it were that simple...


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Serious question: How many people do we have here where their social interaction switch spot welded on snark?


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I don't have a specific snark alias but I do have a sarcasm alias so that is pretty similar I guess.

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I've been trying to weld it to the off position.


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Your Snark switch?


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Terrinam wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
And I got to foil a theft.
What happened?

Clearly he wrapped a would-be robber in thin aluminum.


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Their's gran. you've been slacking! John had to fill in for you one night.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
Your Snark switch?

Would you prefer he weld his Snarf switch in the "off" position?


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
Their's gran. you've been slacking! John had to fill in for you one night.

I never slack. I just occasionally take an unannounced hiatus in order to see if anyone notices. Or, as I did the last couple of days, I read all (okay, most) of the posts, but don't actually post anything myself.


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Besides, I posted on Friday morning. So it's not like I've been totally ignoring you.


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Thats a lot of reading. I can't in good conscience say I even read half of the posts that accrue here everyday.


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And on that note: Tolkien good. Silmarillion good.


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Noones snarf switch should be turned on... ever...


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Just a Mort wrote:
I picked up my friends hamster and it bit me. I shudder to think what would happen if I tried to touch a pet ferret.

Hamsters are known for biting. They do it a lot. That is one, among many, reasons that mice are much better pets than hamsters.

Ferrets are not known for biting. When they do, they can latch and hurt like a mofo, but mine never has. I trained him from very young he's getting scruffed for like a full minute if he even nips. He's a sweetheart, and a bit of a lap baby to be honest.

I really should've named him Wingman, because no female is capable of seeing him without "awwwww"ing. Seriously. It's been a 100% rate so far, from as young as little kids to as old as my mom, literally no female has seen him and not gushed at how cute he is. He is the most adorable little bastard on the face of the planet. He's a non-standard color - looks like he's a mix between sable and albino - he's light brown/tan and white with red eyes, and so f@+%ing big! He's nearly as long as my arm, but he weighs like...maybe a pound and a half. He tripled in size since I got him back in June.

He loves to play fight with empty soda cans, climb everything in sight, and tip over anything that contains something. He cannot resist digging in anything made out of plastic. Naturally, I have to hide trashcans. He also never makes a sound unless he's in pain, which is almost never because I don't hurt him, and he lives in a cage. (He's squeaked a bit when I picked fleas off him after a bath. I felt so sorry for the little guy.) When he's excited, he does little sideways hops. His favorite game is whack-a-mole where he hides under something and pops his head out and I try to touch his face with one finger before he hides.

Oh, and he sleeps in either a jean leg I cut out and hung up as a hammock-tube, a basket I hung from the top of his cage with one of my old t-shirts tied in it as a bed, or rarely, a little cat bed I put on the top floor of his cage (he's got a 3-floor, 3-foot sucker - not the biggest they make, but supposedly made for two; I spoil my sidekick).

I was going to get a dog, but the apartment I was staying in when I got him had a $350 pet fee for dogs or cats, but no other animals, so I figured, s*+*...cage was $150, ferret was $100, and no increase in rent (dogs/cats = +$30 per month), so I got Bryn. No regrets, except that I can't teach him tricks. I did get him semi-litter-trained; he will in the same corner of his cage every time, and usually go back into his cage to go to the bathroom when I let him out. That...has been annoying. He's getting better... But, I order Lysol wipes in bulk for a reason.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
Thats a lot of reading. I can't in good conscience say I even read half of the posts that accrue here everyday.

Admittedly, I skim over the ones that don't really interest/apply to me. But, yeah, I try to at least get the gist of each post.

I tend to have a lot of free time.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
Noones snarf switch should be turned on... ever...

You got a problem, buddy? Does I gotta snarf you up?


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I have a lot of free time too must be the 3rd shift thing. I spend mine more constructively then JUST trolling the boards. (althought their is still plenty of that) mostly reading and writing(typing?).


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Just a Mort wrote:
I picked up my friends hamster and it bit me. I shudder to think what would happen if I tried to touch a pet ferret.

Man, if only Kileanna and her owl were here, we could borrow the hamster and try to create a Porg for the owlbearlet to play with.

*continues trying to teach the owlbearlet to tell jokes*


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Trinam wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Trinam wrote:
To be fair, I haven’t posted in FaWtL in a while. At this point it’s like tradition to assume I’m TOZ.
it did take me a minute to realize you weren't TOZ.
The secret is to realize that when TOZ is snarky he uses the mask icon, and I don't have any settings outside of snarky so all my posting is snark.

HOLY S*$+ THAT'S NOT TOZ!!!


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
I'm not gonna argue about it here but Enders game movie was so close to the book I don't understand how people like one and not the other.

So much of the book depended on internal monologue and the reasons why he did the things he did. I loved it so much as a child because it understood the isolation you go through when you're really intelligent. A lot of the book was explaining Ender's feelings about the things he did, the motivations behind the ruthlessness, and the regret that followed. It's not really designed to be a movie.

None of Card's follow up books really had the same internalization of EG, except maybe Ender's Shadow, but that one's sequels...ugh, so much Mormon propaganda, it's disgustingly blatant throughout.

Plus the movie skips so much. I don't even remember him killing anyone in that; but you know, a 6-year old and a teenager being brutally beaten to death at the hands of another child is probably something you don't want in a high-budget sci-fi churn-em-out like that movie was.

And it shouldn't have been a happy PG-13 Sci-Fi romp. It should've been a dark, deep, psychological thriller that took place in a Sci-Fi world. Hell, Peter alone is enough of a psychopath that they could've taken a really dark direction with it. Oh ANOTHER thing they missed - Peter and Valentine pretty much uniting the world using internet messageboards. And The Game was so much of the book and so very little of the movie.

Honestly, the movie cut like 3/4 of what made the book unique out. And they cast a f$!$ing teenager to play Ender! Don't tell me there aren't good child actors out there. Spend a little f$#+ing time with your casting director actually WORKING instead of just hiring a big name like Harrison Ford to play the forefront as what should've been a behind-the-curtain manipulator like Graff.

If I were to do it, I would've done a high-budget miniseries for something like HBO, where you can throw the money at it you need to do the The Game right and "The Simulation", but you still can go with as-of-yet-unknown but high talent actors, and you can pace yourself as needed - maybe throw some internal monologue through narration or whatever. It's just not made to be a movie.


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Llama song. Because llama.


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I think you watchs a different movie then me nothing you said fits the movie I saw. The only thing kind of true is the internal monologue and instead they showed his thoughts and emotion on his face and actions. he did kill kids and it went over it and he even had a depressed period mourning them. Playful romp? You did not watch the same movie I did. The peter and valentine point is pointless in the stand alone it doesn't have anything to do with the EG story it really only comes up in the shadow series. It literally took nothing out of the overall story to not have that in their. That part was in the books to build into the sequel books. also Mormon propaganda? WTF? I'm gonna need you to just stop their is no way we are going to agree on this.


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Chik-Fil-A is a terrible, evil place who's chicken eats you, from the inside.


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Feelin sick cap'n?

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Thought exercise for DMs and world builders.


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*shrug* I'm not here to convince you. You can have any opinion you want. I'm simply sharing mine. As I have said in previous comments about other subjects; most people just dig in opinions when presented with commentary otherwise, anyway, on most issues.

But, as you said, many people dislike the movie who love the book. I'm not the only one who notices these things. If you thought those facial expressions acutely displayed the depth conveyed in the book, well, I guess you and I have different opinions on exactly how deep those emotions were.

You can't convey the entirety of "I have to do this to survive. You don't understand. If I don't come at him with absolutely everything I have, he and his cronies will retaliate - the only way to stop this, to end this, is to put him down so hard, so viciously that he, and his friends watching, will be terrified at the thought of confronting me again; I don't want to do this, but I have to" in a grimace or a wince.

Hell, that was pretty much one of the defining themes of the novel - that when you fight an enemy you have to hit hard, hit fast, and hit with everything you have before they can counter-attack, because when it comes to life you must be ruthless - and I don't remember it being really a present theme of the movie. But, then again, I saw the movie a long time ago, didn't like it particularly, and didn't choose to commit a ton of it to memory. I don't go around intentionally memorizing movies I dislike. If I hate them maybe, but this was so "meh" that it just didn't stick to my mind.

Like it or not, if you know anything of depth about the positions of the religion, they're scattered throughout the later books in the Shadow series. I don't want to get in too much depth for fear of flaming bikes, but they're there - especially when it comes to positions on reproduction, spreading humanity, and the like. It's not blatantly for the church itself so much as it is their dogma. Dude is an elder of the church you know, and it's no coincidence he got that position after the Ender books but before the Shadow ones, and wouldn't you know that's when the stuff started getting in there. Maybe it's unintentional, though; authors tend to let their personal beliefs bleed into their characters and writing styles. I doubt it, though. It's pretty hamfisted by the time you get to Shadow of the Giant.

I dunno. His writing quality seems to have been dropping over time. Except for Empire, nothing after Ender's Shadow really grabbed me. I kept reading for hope that he would merge the timelines and we'd get to see Bean reunited with Ender in the form of the proto-Peter weird clone-thingy from Children of the Mind, but after Shadows in Flight I got so bored I just had to stop. Haven't picked up another Card book since then.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:

Feelin sick cap'n?

Really bad heartburn, but it's over now, I only had a few pieces.


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I don't want to get into anything this in dept on this thread.


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I have neither seen the movie nor read the book, or played the board game.


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captain yesterday wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:

Feelin sick cap'n?

Really bad heartburn, but it's over now, I only had a few pieces.

I only get their nuggets If i go their. I rarely go their anyways. zaxby's is where its at if you ask me.


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It was at work, I got to it when it was fresh too.

Terrible, terrible stuff.


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Probably too much grease. Greasy food gives me heartburn.


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Probably worse since they must of made it in mass. Seems like it tends to absorb more grease that way. you also might just be getting old like me.


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It's 3 AM. I'm tired and going to bed. Good night, everyone.


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Night

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Off for dinner. Om nom nom nom nom. Chinese food, of course.


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Oh so not just the raw remains of animals you found eh?


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Got an email today from my ISP. Apparently they're increasing the speeds on all their service tiers, so I'm going from 10 to 25 MBps, without changing my price. Yay.


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Gran You have traumatized me so much now that I thought that the above statement was a joke somehow and I just wasn't getting it so I read it like 5 times and now i'm reasonably sure it is just a statement.


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Of course it's a statement. There's no way that could be a joke.

Or could it? After all, my ISP is Comcast.


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YOU ARE NOT HELPING MY CONFUSION!


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The Vagrant Erudite wrote:

Ugh, my whole room smells like ferret.

Did I mention I have a ferret? His name is Brynjolf, because Skyrim. Ferret is from the Latin furritus, which means "little thief". For those who don't know, Brynjolf is the guy in Skyrim who first recruits you to the Thieves' Guild, and

** spoiler omitted **

So of course I named him Brynjolf.

But seriously, I just cleaned his cage AND gave him a bath, but the room still smells like ferret.

Apparently bathing ferrets often makes their stink more intense - one or two baths a month should be enough.

Coincidentally, I watched this video two or three days ago.

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Hey I may be a cat, but I'm a civilized one.

Mind you, salmon and swordfish sashimi is good, and my idea of a good steak is blue...

Just that I don't usually take steak blue in case I freak out whoever I'm dining with.

Congrats, gran on your ISP upgrades. Maybe it's their Christmas present to you =)

Also tomorrow is Christmas day and I've a huge party to look forward to, and organize =)


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Christmas day, oh Christmas day!
When family's here to stay!
Oh Christmas time, oh Christmas time!
Your driving me to a life of crime!


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Your name is literally 'Evil.'

I disbelieve your last line.

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