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*Gets Dressed*
I do have a bunch of old Dungeon mags that I could pull from. Hmmm. I'll get back to everyone on that. Thanks, Mort.

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Then the next time we're doing overland journey we could be going up a mountain to retrieve a sacred monk braid(Quest for Perfection). Or we might need to meet an archeological expedition to resupply them(bloodcove disguise part 2). That kind of thing.

My prequel to Strange Aeons was First Steps, reflavored, without auntie Baltwin but instead a monk they had to get an item out off. They chose to diplo it and buy the item off him instead of Murderhoboing him.

Which cut them one less encounter in book 2, since they didn't get an angry revenant after them.

So yes in my games, good deeds are rewarded.

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If they're old, even better because I won't have played/ran them before. I'm a new cat to this hobby!


About to go home. Good night, everyone.


Hmm I apparently always just miss john.


Limeylongears wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Why is "W" pronounced "double u", but "M" isn't "double n"?

The Masked Pedant writes:

Isn't that because the Latin alphabet didn't have a letter W, and since U and V were considered to be the same letter at one time (like H, I, and J), when we wanted a letter to represent that particular sound, we chained together two Us?

I don't really know, as I am not a very cunning linguist.

Maybe ALL(DE) (did I get that right?) can help you out in that regard.


Vidmaster7 wrote:
Hmm I apparently always just miss john.

Mayhaps John always just misses you?


The Game Hamster wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Hmm I apparently always just miss john.
Mayhaps John always just misses you?

Or maybe John is spying on you, and always logs off just before you log in so that he can avoid you.

Or maybe you and John are the same person. I've never seen the two of you in the same room together.


>.> a lot of theories being thrown out there all at once.


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Celestial Healer wrote:
Drejk wrote:
And to complicate matter, apparently Romans pronounced "v" more like modern English "w"...
That’s one of the few things I remember from those 4 years of high school Latin!

My mother took Latin in high school. She doesn't remember any of it. All she remembers is that the apparently the Latin equivalent of "See Spot. See Spot run." was "Anna is in the woods with the sailors.". She can't remember how to say it, or why Anna was in the woods with the sailors. She just knows that Anna sure spent a lot of time in the woods with some sailors.


This Anna has some interesting secrets.


Anyone ever have one of those moments where you suddenly realize the reason for something you couldn't figure out? They were talking about it on the radio this morning, I missed most of the conversation, but it reminded me of a big one that I had. For years I thought it strange that I was seeing lots of pictures of rappers/hip hop artists wearing hockey jerseys with a big maple leaf on them. I didn't think hockey was so popular among the rap/hip hop community. Then one day it hit me. They weren't supporting a hockey team. The maple leaf kinda, sorta, almost looks like a marijuana leaf. That's why they wore the jerseys.

I felt like an idiot. And I do again now after admitting that.

Anyone else have a similar story they wish to share?


Owning a cat is like owning a cactus. They both lie in the sun all day. It can hurt to pet them. They both tend not to need/want much attention. And no one wants to hear you tell stories about them for 3 hours on the first date.


My room mates at a new college dorm my freshman year asked me if I liked to party and I said I guess like music and dancing and all that? They looked at each other and said uh yeah sure uh never mind. Later I realized they meant smoking weed. (anecdotally they also were kicked out a few months later)


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Falling asleep is when your body gets fed up with dealing with your brain, so it shuts down for a while to get away from you.


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Pretty much the only people who use the phrase "The customer is always right" are customers who are wrong.


The amount you love someone is directly proportional to the level of stupidity you will accept from them.


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Treehouses are killing something, cutting it up, sticking together in a different configuration, and then having it's friend hold it up for the rest of it's life.


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gran rey de los mono wrote:
Pretty much the only people who use the phrase "The customer is always right" are customers who are wrong.

That one should really read as the customer is seldomly right.


Receiving a $2 bill is a great way to save $2.


gran rey de los mono wrote:
The amount you love someone is directly proportional to the level of stupidity you will accept from them.

Keep your friends close Gran they must really love you.


What if there is a food out there that everyone thinks is poisonous, but it isn't. It just so happens, by sheer coincidence, that everyone who has tried it had a severe allergic reaction to it, while the rest of us could eat it safely.


$20 plus free shipping sounds like a much better deal than $15 plus $5 shipping.


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Aiymi Update:

First thank you all for your concerns. This really is a wonderful group of people, and I hate people as a general rule. Possibly even as a manifesto. But I digress. Thank you.

Aiymi's condition has been figured out. It's 4 things that came together, with one of them causing the other three in conjunction with Mars is in retrograde but it's a full moon with Saturn's dominance.

1) Sinus infection with a cough. This part is easy.
2) The cough was bad enough that she tore an intercostal muscle on the left side. That's the abdominal pain.

3) Those two things (sick body) combined with high amounts of work stress, caused her blood pressure to go up. Way up. This has caused her altered mental state.

4) The increased blood pressure also caused a TIA. For anyone who doesn't know...it's basically a mini-stroke that no test can actually prove after the fact. The only time a scan will pick up a TIA is if it's happening in the middle of the scan, and then maybe.

This TIA has left her with little to no memory of anything after July 1 until about 7:30pm of July 11, and those memories are largely hazy and indistinct.

So...

Muscle relaxer. Cough suppressant. Blood pressure meds. Her BP has to get down to a controllable level, and she has to pass the physical therapist tests (specifically able to climb up and down stairs on her own) before she'll be released from the hospital. There's nothing that can be done about the TIA. The memories will either come back or they won't. Once the blood pressure comes down the confusion should clear up. The sinus infection is just secondary to everything else at this point.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
The amount you love someone is directly proportional to the level of stupidity you will accept from them.
Keep your friends close Gran they must really love you.

Or I save the majority of my stupidity for here.


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Vanykrye wrote:

Aiymi Update:

First thank you all for your concerns. This really is a wonderful group of people, and I hate people as a general rule. Possibly even as a manifesto. But I digress. Thank you.

Aiymi's condition has been figured out. It's 4 things that came together, with one of them causing the other three in conjunction with Mars is in retrograde but it's a full moon with Saturn's dominance.

1) Sinus infection with a cough. This part is easy.
2) The cough was bad enough that she tore an intercostal muscle on the left side. That's the abdominal pain.

3) Those two things (sick body) combined with high amounts of work stress, caused her blood pressure to go up. Way up. This has caused her altered mental state.

4) The increased blood pressure also caused a TIA. For anyone who doesn't know...it's basically a mini-stroke that no test can actually prove after the fact. The only time a scan will pick up a TIA is if it's happening in the middle of the scan, and then maybe.

This TIA has left her with little to no memory of anything after July 1 until about 7:30pm of July 11, and those memories are largely hazy and indistinct.

So...

Muscle relaxer. Cough suppressant. Blood pressure meds. Her BP has to get down to a controllable level, and she has to pass the physical therapist tests (specifically able to climb up and down stairs on her own) before she'll be released from the hospital. There's nothing that can be done about the TIA. The memories will either come back or they won't. Once the blood pressure comes down the confusion should clear up. The sinus infection is just secondary to everything else at this point.

That still all kinda sucks, but at least it wasn't anything super serious.


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gran rey de los mono wrote:
Receiving a $2 bill is a great way to save $2.

True story: My great-grandfather loved the fact that two-dollar bills existed so much, that he would keep some in his shirt pocket at all times, and gave them to the kids he knew whenever he could. In fact, because of this, two dollar bills are somewhat treasured and collected in the family, with no small amount of sentimental value, since everyone loved and respected him.


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And LM! Congrats!


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Vanykrye wrote:

Aiymi Update:

First thank you all for your concerns. This really is a wonderful group of people, and I hate people as a general rule. Possibly even as a manifesto. But I digress. Thank you.

Aiymi's condition has been figured out. It's 4 things that came together, with one of them causing the other three in conjunction with Mars is in retrograde but it's a full moon with Saturn's dominance.

1) Sinus infection with a cough. This part is easy.
2) The cough was bad enough that she tore an intercostal muscle on the left side. That's the abdominal pain.

3) Those two things (sick body) combined with high amounts of work stress, caused her blood pressure to go up. Way up. This has caused her altered mental state.

4) The increased blood pressure also caused a TIA. For anyone who doesn't know...it's basically a mini-stroke that no test can actually prove after the fact. The only time a scan will pick up a TIA is if it's happening in the middle of the scan, and then maybe.

This TIA has left her with little to no memory of anything after July 1 until about 7:30pm of July 11, and those memories are largely hazy and indistinct.

So...

Muscle relaxer. Cough suppressant. Blood pressure meds. Her BP has to get down to a controllable level, and she has to pass the physical therapist tests (specifically able to climb up and down stairs on her own) before she'll be released from the hospital. There's nothing that can be done about the TIA. The memories will either come back or they won't. Once the blood pressure comes down the confusion should clear up. The sinus infection is just secondary to everything else at this point.

Glad that is solved, and I hope her recovery is swift.


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The Game Hamster wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Receiving a $2 bill is a great way to save $2.
True story: My great-grandfather loved the fact that two-dollar bills existed so much, that he would keep some in his shirt pocket at all times, and gave them to the kids he knew whenever he could. In fact, because of this, two dollar bills are somewhat treasured and collected in the family, with no small amount of sentimental value, since everyone loved and respected him.

Huh. My grandpa used to give them to us on our birthdays. I eventually traded in most of them (had to buy games for the NES and SNES somehow) but I still have a couple tucked away in a box along with a bunch of bicentennial quarters, half-dollar coins, Susan B. Anthony dollar coins, wheat pennies, and a few other things like that. I think last time I counted there was about $20 worth of assorted non-traditional money.


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Vanykrye wrote:

Aiymi Update:

First thank you all for your concerns. This really is a wonderful group of people, and I hate people as a general rule. Possibly even as a manifesto. But I digress. Thank you.

Aiymi's condition has been figured out. It's 4 things that came together, with one of them causing the other three in conjunction with Mars is in retrograde but it's a full moon with Saturn's dominance.

1) Sinus infection with a cough. This part is easy.
2) The cough was bad enough that she tore an intercostal muscle on the left side. That's the abdominal pain.

3) Those two things (sick body) combined with high amounts of work stress, caused her blood pressure to go up. Way up. This has caused her altered mental state.

4) The increased blood pressure also caused a TIA. For anyone who doesn't know...it's basically a mini-stroke that no test can actually prove after the fact. The only time a scan will pick up a TIA is if it's happening in the middle of the scan, and then maybe.

This TIA has left her with little to no memory of anything after July 1 until about 7:30pm of July 11, and those memories are largely hazy and indistinct.

So...

Muscle relaxer. Cough suppressant. Blood pressure meds. Her BP has to get down to a controllable level, and she has to pass the physical therapist tests (specifically able to climb up and down stairs on her own) before she'll be released from the hospital. There's nothing that can be done about the TIA. The memories will either come back or they won't. Once the blood pressure comes down the confusion should clear up. The sinus infection is just secondary to everything else at this point.

That is a crazy collection of things to cause that. No wonder they had trouble diagnosing.


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Hooray for Aiymi!
Knowing WTF actually happened is GREAT.
Now make sure she talks to the docs about what to do to prevent future TIAs.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:

Aiymi Update:

First thank you all for your concerns. This really is a wonderful group of people, and I hate people as a general rule. Possibly even as a manifesto. But I digress. Thank you.

Aiymi's condition has been figured out. It's 4 things that came together, with one of them causing the other three in conjunction with Mars is in retrograde but it's a full moon with Saturn's dominance.

1) Sinus infection with a cough. This part is easy.
2) The cough was bad enough that she tore an intercostal muscle on the left side. That's the abdominal pain.

3) Those two things (sick body) combined with high amounts of work stress, caused her blood pressure to go up. Way up. This has caused her altered mental state.

4) The increased blood pressure also caused a TIA. For anyone who doesn't know...it's basically a mini-stroke that no test can actually prove after the fact. The only time a scan will pick up a TIA is if it's happening in the middle of the scan, and then maybe.

This TIA has left her with little to no memory of anything after July 1 until about 7:30pm of July 11, and those memories are largely hazy and indistinct.

So...

Muscle relaxer. Cough suppressant. Blood pressure meds. Her BP has to get down to a controllable level, and she has to pass the physical therapist tests (specifically able to climb up and down stairs on her own) before she'll be released from the hospital. There's nothing that can be done about the TIA. The memories will either come back or they won't. Once the blood pressure comes down the confusion should clear up. The sinus infection is just secondary to everything else at this point.

That is a crazy collection of things to cause that. No wonder they had trouble diagnosing.

But it wasn't lupus.

Told ya.


gran rey de los mono wrote:
The Game Hamster wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Receiving a $2 bill is a great way to save $2.
True story: My great-grandfather loved the fact that two-dollar bills existed so much, that he would keep some in his shirt pocket at all times, and gave them to the kids he knew whenever he could. In fact, because of this, two dollar bills are somewhat treasured and collected in the family, with no small amount of sentimental value, since everyone loved and respected him.
Huh. My grandpa used to give them to us on our birthdays. I eventually traded in most of them (had to buy games for the NES and SNES somehow) but I still have a couple tucked away in a box along with a bunch of bicentennial quarters, half-dollar coins, Susan B. Anthony dollar coins, wheat pennies, and a few other things like that. I think last time I counted there was about $20 worth of assorted non-traditional money.

I like dollar coins the best as far as non-traditional money is concerned myself, but I always keep a two dollar bill in my possession. There is one in my drawer right now.


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I mean I even looked lupus up and none of the symptoms matched. my house knowledge provided no help.

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gran rey de los mono wrote:
Owning a cat is like owning a cactus. They both lie in the sun all day. It can hurt to pet them. They both tend not to need/want much attention. And no one wants to hear you tell stories about them for 3 hours on the first date.

That actually depends. If your date is a crazy cat lady, why not?

My BF and I actually talk about cats some, like all the cats he's had, how to approach a cat... Again...cat?=)

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Vanykrye, glad to hear they found out what's wrong. Just be careful about TIAs because they indicate a higher possibility of strokes in the future.

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gran rey de los mono wrote:
Treehouses are killing something, cutting it up, sticking together in a different configuration, and then having it's friend hold it up for the rest of it's life.

Likewise making a chicken cutlet is frying mother and child together.


Its weird really a lot of chicken meals involve eggs as well whether for breading or what have you.

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gran rey de los mono wrote:
The Game Hamster wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Hmm I apparently always just miss john.
Mayhaps John always just misses you?

Or maybe John is spying on you, and always logs off just before you log in so that he can avoid you.

Or maybe you and John are the same person. I've never seen the two of you in the same room together.

Or maybe John is your secret admirer and he's too shy to let you know so he always logs off before you pop on...

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Vidmaster7 wrote:
Its weird really a lot of chicken meals involve eggs as well whether for breading or what have you.

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Yesterday my BF and I had Japanese hotpot at shabu sai and he showed me a new dip for meats. He broke an egg into a bowl and swirled it. Then he took a piece of chicken and swished it in the tonkutsu soup until it was cooked, took it out, dipped it into the raw egg and ate it. It's pretty decent.

This raw egg dip is better for bland meats like chicken. For pork and beef I prefer my garlic, spring onion and soya sauce dip.

So yes, we ate mother and child together yesterday.


Eh I don't do raw egg. Only way I eat egg is slightly burnt.

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Vidmaster7 wrote:
Eh I don't do raw egg. Only way I eat egg is slightly burnt.

You already know there is little I won't do if it has to do with food. My RL friends joke that if it's a fear factor food episode, send me in, I'll just slurp everything up without a care in the world. They might be on to something...

Again true courage is not the absence of fear, but doing what you need to do despite it.

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Why I'm the way I am. When I was younger I used to help clean fish and poultry, as well as assorted organs in the kitchen.

The first few times it's a little squeamish, after that it's like how do I turn that "dead animal carcass" into its edible component parts. I simply don't feel anything anymore.

Likewise I suspect I have a higher threshold for gore as a result, and I may be able to touch dead bodies without any sanity damage. I've never tested that out, though.


Fear factor got real dumb real quick. I always felt like the eat weird thing challenge was terrible. Its not fear its disgust. Like it better when it was just have someone put there hand in a tank with scorpions or something.

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Vidmaster7 wrote:
Fear factor got real dumb real quick. I always felt like the eat weird thing challenge was terrible. Its not fear its disgust. Like it better when it was just have someone put there hand in a tank with scorpions or something.

The trick about scorpions is also keeping your cool. Animals(and I suppose insects) can sense your discomfort. The more nervous you are around them, the more nervous they will be around you and likely will lash out.

If you get bit or clawed, don't scream or show fear else you'll get it even worse. Just back away. Of course this applies to only small animals that (probably) can't kill you. If it's a bear you may need to pepper spray it/clobber it with your gun.


If you encounter a bear in the wild your in for a Hairy experience. Also you'll probably get mauled.

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True that. But we could always get into a cat fight right?


Un-Bear-able Puns wrote:
If you encounter a bear in the wild your in for a Hairy experience. Also you'll probably get mauled.

You are supposed to fight and/or defend yourself against black and smaller bears. Basically, these bears are looking for an easy meal.

meanwhile, that doesn't work on polar and grizzly bears, since they are more aggressive and don't mind killing a frisky morsel. That's why you play dead with them. also, they aren't scavengers and leave dead bodies alone, but smaller bears eat dead things sometimes, so that tactic doesn't work with them.
at least, that's what I've heard.

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Vidmaster7 wrote:
Eh I don't do raw egg. Only way I eat egg is slightly burnt.

Japanese make an art of poaching eggs

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