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Drejk wrote:

Back from shooting range...

Got my hands on Grot, civilian version, one of three that were made for now (more will be available for civilian market later), though my accuracy was miserable. It's not like I was firing a long arm for the first time in my life...

Oh, wait, it was the first time I shoot a firearm in my life, ever.

Facebook photos of my Glock 17, Makarov, and second batch of AKM shots.

A 12 g shotgun also saw some action, though I haven't made the picture before the target was replaced.

I love guns! Unfortunately, due to mental illness and a suicidal past, should never own one. That's why I have a HUGE dog (black mouthed cur/lab mix) and so does my gf (boxer/pit mix). My gf is considering getting a small one for herself in the car, to keep in a safe only she has the key to (by my request I want no way to access it). I think she wants a 42 Glock.

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Every time I think about getting a firearm, I realize I have no use for it.


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Every time I think about getting a firearm I realize I'm playing a video game.


I have a love/hate relationship with personal firearms. I can't get into it without getting political, but let's just say I have a plan to stop all drive-by shootings that no one will ever enact.


Do you mean:
proactive direct action
?


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Ah, memories! It's an AMAZING day on the office campus -- maybe 67 with a light breeze and some scudding clouds, and I'm on a cushioned bench under a shade umbrella looking out over the grassy area the kids used to play on when NobodyWife brought them out to have lunch with me. It's amazingly idyllic, I just had a very tasty $7 lunch at the corporate cafeteria, and soon I'll go lie down in the car for a nap...

And I'm getting paid for this the whole time!

Working in tech is AWESOME when your equipment fails through no fault of your own!


Just a Mort wrote:

Actually I would like to correct,

For in the afternoon did the drinking glasses connect.
And chocolate cream on brownies I did consume,
Though there was no salmon paste in room.
I did indeed wave at the thread,
But no numerous nor henious crimes have I led.
It is true however, I went to bed instead.

Yeah I'm pretty much sober or I wouldn't be able to do this.

VE - good luck with your new job! =)

*Waddles by Kitty's basket*

*Makes sure she tucked in nice and snugly, gives her a rub and nuzzle between her ears before waddling over to his corner, besides her basket, for a nap*


I'm already looking for a new job.

F&+% this s%~+. 12 bucks an hour is not worth some 10 year old kid trying to bite me or kick me in the dick while I drive him to school.

Also, not to get into details, but the CEO is scatterbrained and keeps "forgetting" to tell us s&+% we should've known before moving halfway across the g!$@$&n country.

I still love my new town but seriously...my gf's aunt is more "special" than the people her company is set up to help. I've seen ass backwards s$#~ty companies more organized. I can't work for someone I don't respect at all.


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Best spell name ever.

Enlightenment of the Blind Idiot God.


captain yesterday wrote:

Best spell name ever.

Enlightenment of the Blind Idiot God.

Yes.


captain yesterday wrote:

Best spell name ever.

Enlightenment of the Blind Idiot God.

Sounds Cthulish... And getting in line psychically with Azathoth is not something that would be particularly healthy or reasonable...

I am more of a Yog-Sothoth cultist, especially in Tawil At-Umr aspect.


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Sent you a long, incoherent rambling manifesto. Err. No. A PM! Yes! A simple PM!


I don't have a gun, nor do I need one, and as I've mentioned before, while getting a licence isn't too much bother, it's more hassle than I'm prepared to put up with to get something I'd likely never use.

A double-barrelled flintlock would be neat, as would one of those broomhandle Mausers, but swords are more fun, overall.


Limeylongears wrote:

I don't have a gun, nor do I need one, and as I've mentioned before, while getting a licence isn't too much bother, it's more hassle than I'm prepared to put up with to get something I'd likely never use.

A double-barrelled flintlock would be neat, as would one of those broomhandle Mausers, but swords are more fun, overall.

And, quite often, far more intimidating. If you use a sword, you get up close and personal.


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I thought Indiana Jones definitively solved the sword vs gun debate.


K'pow! K'pow!

Incidentally, 'Grot' is a colloquial English term for dirt, but I'd still rather come up against a lump of mud than Drejk's selection of gunpowder weapons, or Captain Yesterday armed with a mini excavator and a bullwhip.


captain yesterday wrote:
I thought Indiana Jones definitively solved the sword vs gun debate.

Mythbusters did an episode on it, and it was a surprisingly large range -- it took about 20 feet for gun to win, if I recall. And at 20 feet, accuracy with a pistol is actually pretty bad if you're in a high-stress, "Hit or be hit" situation.

Of course, rifle at 100 feet and it's another story entirely.


It's not so much sword vs gun as knife vs gun. Situations where one is infinitely preferable to the other exist.


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I had a bad panic attack today when I got home and thought about how mislead I was for this job, and how I'm thousands of dollars in debt from the move, and how everyone I know is thousands of miles away. Really lost my s%#!. Bad.

Took some klonopin, which I am prescribed because I have panic attacks increasingly more regular lately, and it's like 1/10th as helpful at making these things stop as self medicating, but I can't do that because...reasons? So then I passed out for three hours, because klonopin can make you do that. I woke up still phenomenally anxious.

My anxiety has been so bad lately I've been wondering for a few months if bipolar was a misdiagnosis and I'm just depressed and irritable because I can't handle the sudden fight or flight response from my panic attacks and anxiety.

I wish I could see a proper doctor. But no health insurance. The company is small enough to get away with that. Another thing I found out AFTER the move. They say try Obamacare. When I made 10 bucks an hour it was over 400 a month for me, and it's adjusted per income. Who the F**% thought that was a fair price?!

Man. What was I thinking I could have a job where I can help other people when I can barely take care of myself?


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The Vagrant Erudite wrote:

I had a bad panic attack today when I got home and thought about how mislead I was for this job, and how I'm thousands of dollars in debt from the move, and how everyone I know is thousands of miles away. Really lost my s+**. Bad.

Took some klonopin, which I am prescribed because I have panic attacks increasingly more regular lately, and it's like 1/10th as helpful at making these things stop as self medicating, but I can't do that because...reasons? So then I passed out for three hours, because klonopin can make you do that. I woke up still phenomenally anxious.

My anxiety has been so bad lately I've been wondering for a few months if bipolar was a misdiagnosis and I'm just depressed and irritable because I can't handle the sudden fight or flight response from my panic attacks and anxiety.

I wish I could see a proper doctor. But no health insurance. The company is small enough to get away with that. Another thing I found out AFTER the move. They say try Obamacare. When I made 10 bucks an hour it was over 400 a month for me, and it's adjusted per income. Who the F+&& thought that was a fair price?!

Man. What was I thinking I could have a job where I can help other people when I can barely take care of myself?

you are in a new enviornment with only your gf for company- it would be strange if you WEREN'T anxious. You need time to acclimate to the place, the job(for as long as you have it)...everything. Anxiety is going to tear its very ugly head in your direction. The best thing to do when it does aside from the medication route is focus on what good things this move gives you- what you have gotten away from and how your life has improved since then. Reach out to the people you left behind and make sure they know you still care and that they are still a part of your life. Go for a lot of walks to learn your new enviornment and give yourself permission to get some comfort food or drink. Make it a congratulatory meal. While there is a chance you may have exchanged one set of problems for another, you also took control of your life and did something that others may not have had the courage or means to do.


I'm back. who missed me?


*chirp*


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They've been abducted by ALIENS! (newest alias BTW)


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And it's not quite 2am locally. And I'm back at work. I really hate my job sometimes.


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And heading back to the bed.


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School has not been treating me all too well. I'm mired in a ton of homework, school system updates have caused a lot of communication troubles and I've generally been a tad stressed out. However, on the side of good news, I got a job for December. Same as the last two years, night shift at a postal warehouse. That's something to look forward to, even if it is physically taxing.

I've also been running an online Kingmaker game, though it's tough managing it due to having more players than usual, and some of them don't exactly get along. The third issue is time zones, since I have to be up pretty late to run it. Either way, there's been a lot going on, hence my silence for a while now.

I've been pondering on how you've all been doing on occasion though, hope all's well!


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Freehold DM wrote:
The Vagrant Erudite wrote:

I had a bad panic attack today when I got home and thought about how mislead I was for this job, and how I'm thousands of dollars in debt from the move, and how everyone I know is thousands of miles away. Really lost my s+**. Bad.

Took some klonopin, which I am prescribed because I have panic attacks increasingly more regular lately, and it's like 1/10th as helpful at making these things stop as self medicating, but I can't do that because...reasons? So then I passed out for three hours, because klonopin can make you do that. I woke up still phenomenally anxious.

My anxiety has been so bad lately I've been wondering for a few months if bipolar was a misdiagnosis and I'm just depressed and irritable because I can't handle the sudden fight or flight response from my panic attacks and anxiety.

I wish I could see a proper doctor. But no health insurance. The company is small enough to get away with that. Another thing I found out AFTER the move. They say try Obamacare. When I made 10 bucks an hour it was over 400 a month for me, and it's adjusted per income. Who the F+&& thought that was a fair price?!

Man. What was I thinking I could have a job where I can help other people when I can barely take care of myself?

you are in a new enviornment with only your gf for company- it would be strange if you WEREN'T anxious. You need time to acclimate to the place, the job(for as long as you have it)...everything. Anxiety is going to tear its very ugly head in your direction. The best thing to do when it does aside from the medication route is focus on what good things this move gives you- what you have gotten away from and how your life has improved since then. Reach out to the people you left behind and make sure they know you still care and that they are still a part of your life. Go for a lot of walks to learn your new enviornment and give yourself permission to get some comfort food or drink. Make it a congratulatory meal. While there is a chance you may have exchanged...

Thank you Freehold. That may be just what I needed to see. I appreciate your words.

We are going bike riding this morning. The path from the Plains to Athens is so gorgeous.


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They've been abducted by ALIENS! (newest alias BTW)

That's silly, aliens don't exist.

*end transmission*


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And working again. Our network team made a change last night. I'm on call. I wonder how I can tell that network made a change last night.


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Banksy, you tricky bastard!


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Hi Icy!

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Gosh, I do look good in black


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10 mile round trip bike ride really clears the head.

Now for 8 hours of online courses, which can't be skipped or sped through, even though everyone at my new work says this CAN be done in under an hour if you know how to read at faster than a 1st grade level. But the state MAKES YOU spend 8 hours.

I hate governments.

Anyway I chilled a lot when I realized I wasn't in an emotional roller coaster. I'm just driving people around, and there's someone else in the vehicle keeping the patients calm, so, nothing to worry about.

...even if the idea of someone attacking me as I'm driving down an icy mountain road DOES make my heart start pumping like I've got a train heading for my face.


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The Vagrant Erudite wrote:

10 mile round trip bike ride really clears the head.

Now for 8 hours of online courses, which can't be skipped or sped through, even though everyone at my new work says this CAN be done in under an hour if you know how to read at faster than a 1st grade level. But the state MAKES YOU spend 8 hours.

I hate governments.

Anyway I chilled a lot when I realized I wasn't in an emotional roller coaster. I'm just driving people around, and there's someone else in the vehicle keeping the patients calm, so, nothing to worry about.

...even if the idea of someone attacking me as I'm driving down an icy mountain road DOES make my heart start pumping like I've got a train heading for my face.

Yup, that's parenting for ya!


I probably shouldn't mention winter...


captain yesterday wrote:
The Vagrant Erudite wrote:

10 mile round trip bike ride really clears the head.

Now for 8 hours of online courses, which can't be skipped or sped through, even though everyone at my new work says this CAN be done in under an hour if you know how to read at faster than a 1st grade level. But the state MAKES YOU spend 8 hours.

I hate governments.

Anyway I chilled a lot when I realized I wasn't in an emotional roller coaster. I'm just driving people around, and there's someone else in the vehicle keeping the patients calm, so, nothing to worry about.

...even if the idea of someone attacking me as I'm driving down an icy mountain road DOES make my heart start pumping like I've got a train heading for my face.

Yup, that's parenting for ya!

I don't have kids for a reason.

For several, actually. That is now added to the list.


Just a Mort wrote:
Gosh, I do look good in black

me-OW!


Just a Mort wrote:
Gosh, I do look good in black

*Stares with saucer sized eyes*

That's one snazzy and swanky cat!


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Three words to describe our future Wrath of the Righteous campaign.

Mythic Dreamland Cats.

That's right, if you're worried about the power balance of mythic but don't want to change anything, make sure half the party are cats.


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The Vagrant Erudite wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
The Vagrant Erudite wrote:

10 mile round trip bike ride really clears the head.

Now for 8 hours of online courses, which can't be skipped or sped through, even though everyone at my new work says this CAN be done in under an hour if you know how to read at faster than a 1st grade level. But the state MAKES YOU spend 8 hours.

I hate governments.

Anyway I chilled a lot when I realized I wasn't in an emotional roller coaster. I'm just driving people around, and there's someone else in the vehicle keeping the patients calm, so, nothing to worry about.

...even if the idea of someone attacking me as I'm driving down an icy mountain road DOES make my heart start pumping like I've got a train heading for my face.

Yup, that's parenting for ya!

I don't have kids for a reason.

For several, actually. That is now added to the list.

After growing up with 7 brothers it's all waves crashing ashore.

And really, they mostly attack each other, all I gotta do is threaten to turn the car around (and even attacking each other I don't notice, waves crashing and all).


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I think I meant to bold the first part about having to drive people around.


Just a Mort wrote:
Gosh, I do look good in black

You do, you do! :)

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*looks at the gun and insurance comments*
Everything I say at this point will get me flaming biked by fritzy.


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Finding bud in a new town shouldn't be so hard.

I think this is the longest I've been sober in a year or more.

I also think I may strangle the next parent who doesn't shut their kid the f@$$ up next to me in a restaurant. When I was a kid if you yelled and s#*% in a public place, my parents may not have beat my ass, but they at least addressed the f$$%ing situation instead of ignoring it like "yeah I deal with it 24/7" and assuming the rest of us want to put up with your s@$&ty little hellions.

I also think I'm getting grumpy again.

I KNOW these are related.


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Bad parenting boils my blood. Whether it's seeing it or hearing about it.


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If you think you can do better, by all means, give it a try.


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But yes, you don't let your kid wallow in a dirty diaper.

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I'll tell you parenting isn't as easy as it looks. My nephew is rather...loud. As in if he's having a good time or bad time, the whole world gets to hear about it. We ever did make him sit in the naughty corner once for making a fuss at the restaurant and threatened if he kept up that behavior, its a trip home straight.

And if the kid in question is autistic...trying to get them to not kick up a fuss is even worse.


Hey now, I would love to be a parent, but I'm too much of a loner for such from the looks of it. Funny enough, I've been told I'd very likely be a good dad by various folks I know.


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To be fair, there wasn't really word on whether it's easy or hard, just that parents who don't bother or actually do harm to kids is a thing that happens to make the blood boil.

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