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*Gets undressed for the shower, to get ready for work.*


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Drejk wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
I really hate migraines. I can feel one coming on.
Story of my life...

Mine are related to a herniated disc in my neck. I suppose it's about time I get another steroid shot for it, but I'd really rather not do that again.


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Oh, I recalled another one:

Świeta krowa (sacred cow): gender-neutral condescending reference to someone who shows exceesive and unwaranted degree of entitlement, expects special treatment, etc.


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And fiberglass is włókno szklane [vwookno shklane], so you were nowhere close Lisamarlene...


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*Dressed for work.*


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One of my friends wants to start drilling with sharp swords. This will have to be approached very, very carefully...


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Being able to hibernate should be a thing.

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Good luck Limey. Keep your arms intact at least, otherwise how will you type to us.


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I'm going to go out on a limb here...Filipino stick fighting training usually ends up with the teacher getting more bruises (usually on the hands) than the student, since the student has trouble with aim. If I extend that reasoning to Western European sword styles, I'm thinking a liver might get punctured.


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NobodysHome wrote:
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From what little I know, Canadian border agents have a mostly earned reputation for being incredibly crooked. I wouldnt be surprised if that 100 bucks ended up in their- or someone else's- pocket.


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Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
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From what little I know, Canadian border agents have a mostly earned reputation for being incredibly crooked. I wouldnt be surprised if that 100 bucks ended up in their- or someone else's- pocket.

The official Canadian web site lists $155 CA as the current work permit fee, so I suspect the fees were legit, especially since we had multinational corporations paying them.

Global Megacorporation is VERY clear in its guidance: "If you need to pay a bribe to conduct business, do not do it."
Whether or not they then wink and nod and do it under the table I have no idea. But since we were doing it all official-like with work order numbers and so forth, I'm going to go ahead and guess it was legit.

Though I know my brother got to spend a night in a Canadian jail cell for some planted evidence. I'll see whether I can get him to re-relate the story to me.


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I am thinking about the ceviche I did not buy at the store yesterday.


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Why some dog breeds get a bad reputation:
So, a guy in our neighborhood has decided to start walking his pit bull mix down our street every day. And of course, being a stereotypical pit bull owner, he doesn't have her on a leash, and when confronted he says, "Oh, she's really gentle! She wouldn't hurt a fly! She doesn't need a leash!"

Yes, Albany, just like most urban areas, does have leash laws requiring dogs to be on leashes outside of designated no-leash areas (of which our street is not one). Calling the police to report an off-leash dog you get the classic, "You know, we have better things to do, sir."

So everyone refuses to acknowledge that there's any issue here at all.

Then, a toddler runs up and smacks the dog in the face. Or a squirrel freaks it out. Or a car backfires. Or a million other things outside of the dog and the owner's control. And the dog bites someone. Being a pit bull mix, the dog causes significant injury.

All the newspapers hear about "another pit bull attack on an innocent person" and the media cycle buzzes with vicious pit bulls, and why haven't we put them all down yet, or made it illegal to own them?

Because one a**hat can't be bothered to put his dog on a leash.

Yeah, he ticks me off. Every day.


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I always have my dog on a leash.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
** spoiler omitted **...
From what little I know, Canadian border agents have a mostly earned reputation for being incredibly crooked. I wouldnt be surprised if that 100 bucks ended up in their- or someone else's- pocket.

The official Canadian web site lists $155 CA as the current work permit fee, so I suspect the fees were legit, especially since we had multinational corporations paying them.

Global Megacorporation is VERY clear in its guidance: "If you need to pay a bribe to conduct business, do not do it."
Whether or not they then wink and nod and do it under the table I have no idea. But since we were doing it all official-like with work order numbers and so forth, I'm going to go ahead and guess it was legit.

Though I know my brother got to spend a night in a Canadian jail cell for some planted evidence. I'll see whether I can get him to re-relate the story to me.

that last sounds about right, according to someone i love who lives in Canada.

If you say the 100 bucks to get in is fair and above board, then it is fair and above board.


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captain yesterday wrote:
I always have my dog on a leash.

You know, I'll admit, I'd be less peeved about the whole thing if it was just a horny basset hound. What's he going to do? Inadvertently hump my rosemary bush?


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Why some dog breeds get a bad reputation:

So, a guy in our neighborhood has decided to start walking his pit bull mix down our street every day. And of course, being a stereotypical pit bull owner, he doesn't have her on a leash, and when confronted he says, "Oh, she's really gentle! She wouldn't hurt a fly! She doesn't need a leash!"

Yes, Albany, just like most urban areas, does have leash laws requiring dogs to be on leashes outside of designated no-leash areas (of which our street is not one). Calling the police to report an off-leash dog you get the classic, "You know, we have better things to do, sir."

So everyone refuses to acknowledge that there's any issue here at all.

Then, a toddler runs up and smacks the dog in the face. Or a squirrel freaks it out. Or a car backfires. Or a million other things outside of the dog and the owner's control. And the dog bites someone. Being a pit bull mix, the dog causes significant injury.

All the newspapers hear about "another pit bull attack on an innocent person" and the media cycle buzzes with vicious pit bulls, and why haven't we put them all down yet, or made it illegal to own them?

Because one a**hat can't be bothered to put his dog on a leash.

Yeah, he ticks me off. Every day.

as a cyclist, i hate unleashed dogs.


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He's a beagle, but no he doesn't hump bushes.

He will chase ALL the squirrels up trees and pee on all your snowmen.


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NobodysHome wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I always have my dog on a leash.
You know, I'll admit, I'd be less peeved about the whole thing if it was just a horny basset hound. What's he going to do? Inadvertently hump my rosemary bush?

Knowing my luck, gnaw my leg and get me sued for smacking/kicking in self-defense. Leash all dogs, be it because they are a "fearsome" pit or merely a puntable poodle.


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It is a dark and stormy night, the fog hangs thick around the Digestive Health Clinic.


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I prefer that dogs be on leashes because even though I like them I am allergic to them and apparently dogs share this quality with cats in that they can't wait to cuddle and jump on the person who is allergic to them and cover them in slobbery kisses.
Or it's just my aura of Disney princess that makes every animal I come across convinced that I am a fun and safe person. One of these things. ;P


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Day two of weather induced migraine. I'm handling it better today. I remembered my midday meds, and it's amazing how much better I cope with life in general when I don't miss a dose of pain meds. :)


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Taliesan wrote:

Good luck Limey. Keep your arms intact at least, otherwise how will you type to us.

Well, there's always my nose, but I'd rather not have to resort to that, obviously...


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IIRC, nose and ear wounds were common injuries among Polish nobility duelist. You had a Polish sabre, Limey, hadn't you?


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Limeylongears wrote:
Taliesan wrote:

Good luck Limey. Keep your arms intact at least, otherwise how will you type to us.

Well, there's always my nose, but I'd rather not have to resort to that, obviously...

Cybernetic arm technology will grow by leaps and bounds with you as our prototype for the Nose Picker 2.0!


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You know, no matter how much high schoolers impress you with their intelligence and maturity, you eventually learn that yes, they're still high schoolers. Impus Major is in 1st period Culinary Arts. There is also a 3rd-period class and a 5th-period class.

Impus Major informed me on Monday that his class is now the only class that is allowed to cook any more. The 3rd period class apparently spent a period putting non-stick cooking spray over the entire floor of the classroom. The 5th period class asked for gloves to protect their hands as they did the dishes and had an impromptu water balloon fight with them.
Apparently these were only the latest incidents with those two classes.

So periods 3 and 5 are doing "food safety" training and washing dishes. Period 1 gets to actually cook. And if the cooking takes too long, the teacher makes Periods 3 and 5 do their dishes.

According to Impus Major, he makes a mean coleslaw. I think I'll force him to make some for our next Crimson Throne game.

Which inevitably means... BRAT DAY!!!!

EDIT: And just so's we're clear, this isn't a "1-day" or "1-week" penalty. Periods 3 and 5 are banned from doing any actual cooking for the entire Spring Semester! How hard to you have to work to get banned from cooking in a cooking class?

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People abuse the freedom they have been given. It's why Singapore banned chewing gum. People just can't behave.

The sad thing? The class might actually feel happy that way. Some people think it's beneath their dignity to cook, and here has a tradition that wives do the cooking for their husbands. I don't mind overly much as long as he washes up the dishes. I hate washing up.

Lynora, I wish I could get animals to come cuddle up with me, but the best I've managed to get is indifference. Perhaps they sense the glutton I am inside...

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4 Out of 10 Doctors wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
Taliesan wrote:

Good luck Limey. Keep your arms intact at least, otherwise how will you type to us.

Well, there's always my nose, but I'd rather not have to resort to that, obviously...
Cybernetic arm technology will grow by leaps and bounds with you as our prototype for the Nose Picker 2.0!

Have to start somewhere.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Just be open, friendly, and helpful and you can sometimes get through the line even faster than the non-delcarers!

Also, when declaring, don't be a smart%$%. Be exact about what you're carrying, and don't joke.

For example, say "smoke detector" instead of "triggerable device carrying a radioactive substance."

Also, don't do something like say "invasion" in a German or Russian accent.

Amusingly, I said "marshmellows for burning down the White House" to an American customs agent in a fake Canadian accent and got directions to where I could pick up fire supplies.


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Vanykrye wrote:
I'm going to go out on a limb here...Filipino stick fighting training usually ends up with the teacher getting more bruises (usually on the hands) than the student, since the student has trouble with aim. If I extend that reasoning to Western European sword styles, I'm thinking a liver might get punctured.

Depending on the type of sword, they usually use either blunted or wooden weapons. The result is the instructor getting a lot of bruises...


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Scintillae wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I always have my dog on a leash.
You know, I'll admit, I'd be less peeved about the whole thing if it was just a horny basset hound. What's he going to do? Inadvertently hump my rosemary bush?
Knowing my luck, gnaw my leg and get me sued for smacking/kicking in self-defense. Leash all dogs, be it because they are a "fearsome" pit or merely a puntable poodle.

Having dealt with the two, I would honestly prefer the pit to be unleashed. They're less vicious and less likely to attack you.


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Limeylongears wrote:
Taliesan wrote:

Good luck Limey. Keep your arms intact at least, otherwise how will you type to us.

Well, there's always my nose, but I'd rather not have to resort to that, obviously...

You could always get a speech-to-text interface.

Then, no matter what move you make, what breath you take, we'll be hearing you.


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Oh good, it's the incompetent band working tonight.

Looks like if anything is going to get done it's going to be by me...

Waits out clock instead.

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No one stops me at customs. I've got this innocent face and look like an honest, goody-four paws kitty.

I suppose I might have made a con artist except I really, really, really can't lie.

I've gotten scratched by a monkey and bitten by a hamster but other then that, nadda.


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A summary of my last roleplaying campaign in Savage Worlds...

1) Make a female character.
2) Make her a villain who hates Australia with GM approval.
3) Get a female agent trying to catch you.
4) Seduce said agent.
5) Ignore suspicious look from GM.
6) Turn good to help said agent, costing her a career in the process.
7) Suggest her new uniform feature a blue plaid miniskirt.
8) Get glared at by GM as she finally figured out which movie you hijacked the campaign to reenact.


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There's nothing wrong with not being able to lie. Truthfulness is a virtue, I hear.

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Yeah but there's a problem when you don't like someone and say it straight to their face.

Nah I don't do that, but my behaviour sort of reveals it, since I can't conceal that.

It also puts some issues in lying to my players as a GM as per the mod, because it makes me uncomfortable.


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Mort, have you tried a Jedi Truth ("true from a certain point of view") or classical Fey manipulation ("tell the truth, but only part of it or in a way that leads people to the wrong conclusion")?

Not being able to lie just requires you get creative about deception.

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My games hijack lots of gaming tropes and movie quotes.

An NPC yelled "Leroy Jenkins!" before he charged into bad guys.

Another NPC said he couldn't overtly help the party because it was bad for his public image and he needed to run for elections after.

An NPC was in tears after her prince charming didn't want to dance with her.

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Yes actually I try to do so these days. At the end of the day, truth is in the perspective of the beholder...so it's not a lie either.

The best lies are those that have some truth in it.

But the truth is far too much fun!


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NobodysHome wrote:
EDIT: And just so's we're clear, this isn't a "1-day" or "1-week" penalty. Periods 3 and 5 are banned from doing any actual cooking for the entire Spring Semester! How hard to you have to work to get banned from cooking in a cooking class?

Our FACS teacher has vented in staff lounge that she couldn't let her culinary class bake anymore because they managed to ruin everything. Cookies, pastries, cakes...all bricks. Yet they apparently cooked entrees just fine.

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Anyone know what happened to Kileanna?

What's a little concerning is that I don't think I've seen her or Dalindra since...around the time of the Catalonia vote fiasco last year.


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And I have been told that there might be another kid interested in joining the Rainbow.


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Other Brute Squad Member: Sometimes it bothers me that you don't take your job more seriously.

Me: I work part time, at a toy store, I don't see how i could possibly take that seriously.

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I'm a classical fey trickster actually. Straight fights don't interest me much, though my knowledge of forbidden cheese can probably allow me to do them. But I still don't do them like those Real Men do.

But Ahhh to pull pranks on you...it makes me HAPPY!

Lol life is already full of seriousness. Ive been told that I can be very focused about my goals, so much that it scares people, so I try to poke fun at things so as not to get too serious.


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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:

Anyone know what happened to Kileanna?

What's a little concerning is that I don't think I've seen her or Dalindra since...around the time of the Catalonia vote fiasco last year.

She's been posting on the art threads and so forth. She told us she'd be taking a break from around here, but her last post is from Sunday, so I think she's fine.


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So I can't post this in my Serpent's Skull thread, so I'll just spoiler it here:

NobodysHome's Prediction for Tonight:

The kids, having tipped off the fortress full of enemies, have decided that they're going to go through the roof to rescue the besieged Udarra, whom they've never met.
  • With their luck, they will choose directly over her room as the best place to dig.
  • Similarly, with their luck, their Silence will wear out just before breaking through, giving those below a chance to prepare.
  • Udarra, not expecting any rescuers, will put up a Repulsion to keep them out.
  • On seeing her picture (hunched back, bleeding eyes, etc.) the party will have Hooken unload on her.
  • At 200+ hit points per round, Hooken will one-shot her.

  • I can't wait to hear the follow-up. "Well, we wanted to make sure the people outside couldn't hurt her. They can't now."


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    I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:

    Anyone know what happened to Kileanna?

    What's a little concerning is that I don't think I've seen her or Dalindra since...around the time of the Catalonia vote fiasco last year.

    She pokes in once in a while, I have seen her pop in, around once a week maybe every two weeks, on the following threads.

    BEYOND THE ICEWALL (A Dragonlance Reign of Winter Story)

    Post Your Character Art

    She's a sweet person, so I'm sure she'll respond if you PM her ^^


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    Speaking of the Rainbow of Failure...

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    Latest trick!

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