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Just a Mort wrote:

*reads the book then smacks TL with a spatula*

Like that?

Owch! Whad'ya smack me for?!

EDIT: and why'd it take my clothes when you did?! What kind of cooking spell does something like that?!

*gets dressed*

Also: I'unno! Go check out the class yourself! :D


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captain yesterday wrote:
I knew a guy named Nimrod in Seattle.

Was he a mighty hunter before the Lord?

As an aside, Bug's use of the word for mocking Elmer Fudd was actually a direct reference to the Biblical character - who was, in fact, a mighty hunter, "before the Lord" - and thus when Bugs used it, it was a sarcastic reference (as Fudd was clearly an enthusiastic, but poor hunter). From there, probably from vast public exposure via Loony Toons, and verbal similarity to words such as, "numbskull," or, "dim," it seems to have spread into common parlance as "stupid," even though it was originally simply sarcasm.


Cover Turtle wrote:

Re Drizzt.

*Looks like he's trying to remember something*

I guess I would the say the books were okay. Nothing spectacular though.

This is basically correct - I find the books tolerable, but nothing brilliant. Salvatore has done much better work, and the much-lauded original series (the Icewind Dale Trilogy) is, frankly, the least-interesting and most... eh... "straightforward"?... work of the lot. While it had a better over-arching plot and story, the character work was kind of shoddy, and I'm certain that this is where most people take a dim view to Drizzt over-all (as well as over-exposure to his various clones).

I certainly don't love most of Salvatore's D&D work, but some pieces shine through with genuine excellence.

Cover Turtle wrote:


Its been ages since I read one, so I might looking at them trough the rosy-tint of memory. What I do remember though is, that he wasn't my FR drow by far though, heck house Baenre has produced more interesting figures then him more then once.

People give Salvatore a lot of hardship, but, from my understanding, he basically invented FR-style drow. While they existed prior to his writing, they were rather unfleshed out - it was his presentation of the Lolth-dominated spider-revering leather-clad dark elves from the Drizzt books that began that now broadly-accepted trend.

It seems that Descent into the Depths of the Earth (specifically Vault of the Drow) preceded the novels by a good decade, but I'm uncertain how clear a picture that gave of drow society as we now envision it, espcially given that Eclavadra's whole... thing... with that story was leaving the worship of Lolth - and the Gord the Rogue book, Artifact of Evil preceded the Icewind Dale Trilogy by two years... but was supposed to be a heavily Greyhawk thing.

In any event, since I haven't read the Gord stuff or the old adventure stuff, I can't really comment - I can only give hearsay and suggest others do more research.

And while it's very valid to say, "I don't like his stuff." (as I do with Lucas' prequel trilogy), it's worth recognizing what it brought to the table - everything else. (Though this case is a definite, "maybe." ;D)


Woran wrote:
Jeez this thread grows faster then the weeds in my garden.

Tell me about it!

NobodysHome wrote:
Woran wrote:
Jeez this thread grows faster then the weeds in my garden.
Your weeds are wimps. Get some ivy. Or kudzu.

Ugh... tell me about it!

captain yesterday wrote:
Vinca is some pretty hardcore invasive s*@% around us, that and f!@!ing morning glory.

At first I thought this said, "Vecna," and I was quite confused...


NobodysHome wrote:
Anyone have a bomb shelter I can lease for 16 years 'til both my kids hit 30?

Well, I have an Ocala house you can room in and run games for...

I mean, it wouldn't even impact your work, since you work from home!

... much!

(But just ask Sharoth how difficult it is to get here when I'm here... ugh.)


lisamarlene wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Impus Major's Friend: Hey, Impus Major! What time is your brother's graduation? My brother's graduating, too, and he didn't know what time it was.

Impus Major: Hang on a sec, let me ask him...
Impus Minor: I don't know.
Impus Major: He doesn't know.
IMF: Tell your brother he's an idiot.

The most entertaining aspects of this conversation are:

  • IMF's brother didn't know, either. So either the school did a terrible job of communicating when graduation was happening for them, or BOTH brothers are idiots. Both are distinct possibilities.
  • This summarizes my life with teenagers. The school rashly assumes they will communicate with me in some manner. They fail. Events are entirely missed. Huge 12-hour parties are planned at my home without my knowledge.
  • Anyone have a bomb shelter I can lease for 16 years 'til both my kids hit 30?

    I think high schools should do what preschools do: assume the students are not capable of communicating accurately and spam the parents with multiple, detailed email reminders about each event.

    Then the *parents* can ignore the reminders, not read the emails, and shrug and say, "Oh, I didn't know that."

    Which they do. Because most parents are idiots.

    Hey!

    ... fair.

    (Also similar to Sharoth's attempts to communicate with me, but, in favor to me, I hadn't signed in to Paizo, like, at all... and when I did I didn't notice the small red dot? Look: it's a fair cop, is all I'm saying.)


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    lisamarlene wrote:

    Today's going to be an absolute pisser of a day.

    At 10:00, I have my last admissions tour.
    At 11:00, The Boss arrives on campus to give an admissions tour of her own. This means that (a) she's going to make all the faculty edgy, because (b) she will find a long list of things for which she can be pointedly disappointed in us, and (c) none of the teachers will get breaks (yes, it's against labor law and no, she doesn't care) because she'll want to drag teachers into the office instead for lengthy "little talks".

    And then I also have a birthday celebration in my class for one of my students, which means his parents will be there, and I also have the gal I desperately want to take over my position coming in during the afternoon to observe the classroom and then talk to me for the fourth time about the job because she still hasn't made up her mind. And I'm not sure if Xiao Zhang (the boss) is going to want to stay to talk to her as well. Or what time she will finally leave so we can all start breathing again.

    Including today, 24 work days left.

    No pressure, or anything, but I just want to tell you... good luck, and we're all counting on you.


    captain yesterday wrote:
    Tequila Sunrise wrote:
    captain yesterday wrote:
    And how much experience would you give for letting the GM turn every session into his favorite episodes of Melrose Place.
    I'd probably give him or her the experience of me walking out*
    But, you can be Jake!

    I'm sure this would be funnier if I knew, like, anything about Melrose place. Except, I think?, it's a soap opera.


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    Melrose Place


    Tequila Sunrise wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    Wait, is this Melrose Place, Dynasty, or Neon Genesis Evangelion.

    It's actually Melrose Place in SPAAACE!

    ** spoiler omitted **

    You and me both, my dude.


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    Freehold DM wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:
    Vanykrye wrote:
    Vanykrye wrote:

    Oh, I just love testing things in production environments...

    *headdesk*

    They're trying to implement new web filtering systems at work. Their version of testing is to only have a handful of people at every location get put into the new system, so now we have a handful of people who can't work at every location.

    Better than just unleashing it, yes, but still a horrible way of doing things.

    Fun fact: The new web filtering system would allow them to sign into their clients' Citrix portals, but wouldn't let them actually launch any applications from within the portals. Great!

    Please tell me it's allowing porn through while blocking legitimate work! Those are the BEST web filters!

    they are.

    Look, just teach a neural network how to respond to customers and management and then automate that part of your job.

    I feel fairly certain, given both what you've reported and how well the NNs seem to be coming along that no one would be able to tell the difference, and you might just get a raise.

    (Also a relevant and excellent idea: put a NN in charge of building your new web filtering system by teaching it to type code. It'll do the same job with the same error list, and also do so much more quickly than you standard human error. PURE WIN!)


    captain yesterday wrote:
    Tequila Sunrise wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    Wait, is this Melrose Place, Dynasty, or Neon Genesis Evangelion.

    It's actually Melrose Place in SPAAACE!

    ** spoiler omitted **

    The first rule of watching Melrose Place is never admitting to watching Melrose Place.

    Except for me, I have no shame.

    Snatches fly from the air, chews it slowly.

    ... um, what is the first rule about not watching Melrose Place? Should I then fake having seen it? Sorry, I don't know these things. Or maybe I do?

    Stupid backwards rules...


    John Napier 698 wrote:
    Melrose Place

    Soap opera status confirmed!

    I found myself entirely unable to read past that, for reasons beyond my comprehension, so I still know next to nothing, except it's a soap opera, and one dude is the only guy to appear in all of it.


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    That's actually my way of saying, "Thanks, John!"

    (Sorry - that was a poorly worded appreciation post.)


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    Soos, Handyman of Mystery wrote:
    "Wait, am I a side character! Dudes, you ever think about stuff like that"

    Are you watching GF again? Saw two episodes on tv the other day - so good!

    Unfortunately, it was just kind of "skip around the timeline day" or something, so it was part 1 of the S1 finale (the one about dreaming and Grunkle Stan), and then straight to "Northwest Mystery Noir" for some reason.


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    Orthos, Post-Singularity wrote:
    Gary Teter wrote:
    Now training network for 100 epochs on 338,014 posts from six FAWTL threads totalling 85 MB of text yielding 20,700,111 word sequences....
    The future is us.

    favorite that post everyfawtl!


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    Just a Mort wrote:
    I've got a badminton racket sticking out of my gym bag(it's too big to go in) and it apparently nearly poked someone in the eye ><

    I miss badminton.

    So much.


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    captain yesterday wrote:

    Drizz't was alright, but dwarves and evil assassins and such is where Salvatore shines.

    Servant Of The Shard is hands down my favorite book he wrote, not a single bit of Drizz't.

    And Dwahvel Tigerlillies, one of the coolest halfling mobsters you'll ever meet.

    i truly hate salvatore and the role he played in making forgotten realms my most hated campaign setting.

    But I f&@@ing loved servant of the shard. Excellent descriptions of evil magic items, evil spellcasters, and how a mostly evil adventuring party would work in general.

    Loved that rhyming dwarf.

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    Tacticslion wrote:
    Soos, Handyman of Mystery wrote:
    "Wait, am I a side character! Dudes, you ever think about stuff like that"

    Are you watching GF again? Saw two episodes on tv the other day - so good!

    Unfortunately, it was just kind of "skip around the timeline day" or something, so it was part 1 of the S1 finale (the one about dreaming and Grunkle Stan), and then straight to "Northwest Mystery Noir" for some reason.

    You humans and your linear time! Think outside the temporal box for once!!


    Freehold DM wrote:
    Just a Mort wrote:
    I've got a badminton racket sticking out of my gym bag(it's too big to go in) and it apparently nearly poked someone in the eye ><

    I miss badminton.

    So much.

    "It's not badminton! It's goodminton! Greatminton, even!"

    (As I know of no one else that has actually watched Totally Drama, I may well be the only one that gets that reference.)


    Bill.Cipher wrote:
    Tacticslion wrote:
    Soos, Handyman of Mystery wrote:
    "Wait, am I a side character! Dudes, you ever think about stuff like that"

    Are you watching GF again? Saw two episodes on tv the other day - so good!

    Unfortunately, it was just kind of "skip around the timeline day" or something, so it was part 1 of the S1 finale (the one about dreaming and Grunkle Stan), and then straight to "Northwest Mystery Noir" for some reason.

    You humans and your linear time! Think outside the temporal box for once!!

    Oh, please. You're just upset because you're a bad storyteller and were outsmarted by two kids and their feuding uncles. (Also that you are one of their feuding uncles, meaning you outsmarted yourself. Jerk.)


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    Tacticslion wrote:
    Churtle wrote:
    Scintillae wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:

    Ah, parenthood!

    I got CC'ed on an e-mail from Bacon Boy this morning, along the lines of:
    "OK, we're all gathering at Impus Major's house on Friday at 1:00 pm for a 12-hour bad movie marathon! And since we didn't do K1 this year, it'll be my birthday party as well!"

    So yep. About a dozen 17-year-olds planning a HUGE 12-hour party at my house... WITHOUT TELLING ME ABOUT IT!!!

    Had Bacon Boy not thought to CC: me, I would have just locked the door on Friday.

    As it is, negotiations have begun...

    Don't negotiate. Use the three days of prep time to trap everything like a seasoned GM.
    I second this notion!

    So daggum tired. Trying to stay awake for four and a half more hours. Six o'clock - will go to sleep then. Must... hold... out...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...
    ...
    ...
    ... ... ...
    ..........

    ... maybe

    Did not make it!

    I blacked out sometime around 2:30 PM - I was aware it was happening, noticed the time, mentioned to my wife (who had just woken up from her own accidental nap) and slept for about five hours; we eventually slept through the night for nine more hours. Though we're both still tired, we're doing much better today.


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    I found my first post to Deep 6 FaWtL, way back on page 3004. My, how time flies.


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    Tacticslion wrote:

    That's actually my way of saying, "Thanks, John!"

    (Sorry - that was a poorly worded appreciation post.)

    That's okay, Tac. I know what you meant.


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    Bill.Cipher wrote:
    Tacticslion wrote:
    Soos, Handyman of Mystery wrote:
    "Wait, am I a side character! Dudes, you ever think about stuff like that"

    Are you watching GF again? Saw two episodes on tv the other day - so good!

    Unfortunately, it was just kind of "skip around the timeline day" or something, so it was part 1 of the S1 finale (the one about dreaming and Grunkle Stan), and then straight to "Northwest Mystery Noir" for some reason.

    You humans and your linear time! Think outside the temporal box for once!!

    It's on Hulu, every episode.

    Plus the special retrospective.


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    Tacticslion wrote:
    captain yesterday wrote:
    Tequila Sunrise wrote:
    captain yesterday wrote:
    And how much experience would you give for letting the GM turn every session into his favorite episodes of Melrose Place.
    I'd probably give him or her the experience of me walking out*
    But, you can be Jake!
    I'm sure this would be funnier if I knew, like, anything about Melrose place. Except, I think?, it's a soap opera.

    Jake is the rebel beefcake in a leather jacket that statutory raped Kelly from 90210 and was awarded with his own spin-off (Melrose Place).

    And now you know, the rest of the story.

    Mostly I was saying Tequila can be the beefcake, it's probably best the statutory rape is left out entirely.

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    Yeah I know I’ll get stuff thrown at me, but I did NOT like Servants of the Shard.

    I don’t like reading about evil adventuring parties, period. I did try playing way of the wicked with an evil character, and I’ve told you about it before, but it left me with a sick taste in my mouth. I did it for science, so that I could see what it looked like on the other side.

    I read as a form of escapism. I like fantasy stories where the good guys triumph in the end, just so that I can escape mundane reality where you get to see all kinds of crap happen to good people, and morally dubious people get away with all kinds of stuff.

    So I have no interest in reading about evil adventuring parties and generally in downer endings. The Ghost King...well I can appreciate Cadderly’s sacrifice and his eternal vigil – I would have done the same in his place. But I’ve sort of given up on the series also because it got a little too dark for my taste.

    The attitude carries through into PBPs. I dictate NO evil alignments, in part due to my personal sensibilities, and also for pragmatism, as I have seen games fall apart because someone was just being a d1ck and screwing the party over and saying, oh because my character is evil I can do it for the lulz. You can argue that even with non evil characters that can happen – but I feel it’s easier for that to happen with evil characters.

    Then one might ask, why are you playing Witcher series? I like the story, and at the end of the day you’re trying to make a fked up world less fked up. Sure humanoids being what they are, at the end of the day no one walks off happy, but at least you do see a couple of hope spots here and there, and a few positive things happening.


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    Tacticslion wrote:
    captain yesterday wrote:
    Vinca is some pretty hardcore invasive s*@% around us, that and f!@!ing morning glory.
    At first I thought this said, "Vecna," and I was quite confused...

    Vinca is pretty invasive and tenacious. I could definitely see a First World-/fey-focused Die Vinca Die! module.

    Edit: And a hearty "F*ck you!" to morning glory too.


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    Farmer Maggot wrote:
    Tacticslion wrote:
    captain yesterday wrote:
    Vinca is some pretty hardcore invasive s*@% around us, that and f!@!ing morning glory.
    At first I thought this said, "Vecna," and I was quite confused...
    Vinca is pretty invasive and tenacious. I could definitely see a First World-/fey-focused Die Vinca Die! module.

    Aha-ha-ha-ha. That's a good one. :D


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    Imagine a shrine to Vecna covered in offerings of vinca.

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    But... But... Vincas are so pretty...and the Madagascar periwinkle is used to treat cancer.

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    If you ate morning glory, maybe you'd have less problems with them.

    Here's a recipe!

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    Just for the record for some of the weirder things I've done for science.

    I tried eating ornamental oranges before. I thought it was a waste that the oranges were dropping off the plant and generally just thrown away, so I ate one. Bad idea. They were super sour and I'm not doing that again. I know why people don't eat them now.


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    Just a Mort wrote:

    Just for the record for some of the weirder things I've done for science.

    I tried eating ornamental oranges before. I thought it was a waste that the oranges were dropping off the plant and generally just thrown away, so I ate one. Bad idea. They were super sour and I'm not doing that again. I know why people don't eat them now.

    According to Wiki, ornamental oranges are cooked in order to produce British Marmalade.


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    Closing the garage to go home. Good night, everyone.


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    To sum up todays conversation Captain really enjoys his lizard profile pick (you eat those flys) and t-lion actually knows nimrod is more then just a bugs bunny insult. Oh and mort had stuff thrown at her.


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    Vidmaster7 wrote:
    To sum up todays conversation Captain really enjoys his lizard profile pick (you eat those flys) and t-lion actually knows nimrod is more then just a bugs bunny insult. Oh and mort had stuff thrown at her.

    Yep.

    Though, I knew the Nimrod stuff to, I just didn't feel it was important...
    Unless you want me spewing everything I randomly know...


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    I occasionally do that. People are usually pretty polite and pretend to listen attentively.

    I have good friends.


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    *throws tomato at Vidmaster7*

    *Attack roll: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (9) + 4 = 13*


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    Eating corn is the easiest way to see how fast your digestive system works.


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    Imagine explaining a fountain to someone from the third world: "Yes, here is our water-showing-off device. We mostly ignore it, but occasionally let the children throw our excess money into it just for funsies."


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    "It's Raining Men" and "Let the Bodies Hit the Floor" are the same song from two different perspectives.


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    If supervillains were smart, they would move to cities that don't have superheroes.


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    Cat food comes in little shapes, like chicken legs and fish, solely for the enjoyment of the person feeding the cat.


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    By following the same logic as "Don't go grocery shopping when you are hungry", then you should be naked whenever you go clothes shopping.


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    That alias has a much better aim then your normal one gran.


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    Every major company is one angry social media manager away from having their stock prices tank.


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    Why do some gummy candies have the little white part on there bottom. I feel that is the worst part of those gummies. Its too spongy and has less flavor then the transparent part of the gummy.

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    gran rey de los mono wrote:
    Eating corn is the easiest way to see how fast your digestive system works.

    How does that even work? I eat quite a bit of corn.


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    It would be interesting to see how people would react if you reprogrammed the elevator so that a second push of the call button cancelled the call request.

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