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Scintillae wrote:
MissingNo wrote:
The Vagrant Erudite wrote:
Wait. What is going on with the forums where Orthos can quote gran before gran's post is up?

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Might solve a mystery...or rewrite history! DuckTales! Woo-oo!

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It's happening all over the forums rather than just here, so I think it's a bigger problem than just us.

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Scintillae wrote:
The Vagrant Erudite wrote:
Wait. What is going on with the forums where Orthos can quote gran before gran's post is up?
It's been glitching like this for weeks. Same reason it can take five minutes for a thread to decide to display your post.

Could it possibly be time for Final FaWtL-y VII? Or are these bugs unrelated? :P


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Lich posts.


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LordSynos wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
The Vagrant Erudite wrote:
Wait. What is going on with the forums where Orthos can quote gran before gran's post is up?
It's been glitching like this for weeks. Same reason it can take five minutes for a thread to decide to display your post.
Could it possibly be time for Final FaWtL-y VII? Or are these bugs unrelated? :P

Think it's been said that it's in other threads, too.


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Gaaaaaah ghost posts.


So, I’m workshopping a name and wondered if you all could help. I have a sense of what I’m looking for, but I’m coming up blank.

A powerful fire/light/sensuous beauty/succubus-ish-themed evil not-necessarily-villain character has a sanctuary effect that is reactive. That is, when she is targeted, the attacker’s has to make a save or be unable to attack her. The problem is the name. The source is supposed to be her intense fiery beauty, but I’m not coming up with anything that isn’t just joke-fodder.

Other abilities have ludicrously long or flowery names already:
- radiant beauty of burning passion (must be immune or resistant to fire, psychic, and radiant damage to be immune to or resistant to her fire, psychic, or radiant abilities; if you guys can make this shorter go for it)
- overflowing life flame (she has and can grant temp hit points every day; when she receives healing over her maximum, others of her choice heal instead or she just gains temp hit points)
- Phoenix rebirth (what it sounds like; she becomes a gargantuan Phoenix when it happens and enemies get aslpoded with fire light mindblast ala the first listed ability; I’d be open to a different name)
- Radiant Flames (she makes basic fire blast with lingering light making it easier to hit the target; limited times per day can convert this to healing or attacking a buuuuunch of targets at once)
- Sedeuctive dreamscent (she charms people through a cloud of phenomenal “dream scent”)
- the sanctuary one that is nameless (“the hotness” or “too hot to handle/hurt” or pretty much anything along those lines is most likely disqualified as I’ve probably bought of it already, as well as, “you think I’m pretty?” and some related; good effort, though! And possibly worth mentioning just in case? )

Im willing to take suggestions. If you want a point of reference, this is a non-Pathfijder variant of Shamira (But is not exactly Shamira - the PCs kind of sort of created her as a rival to Shamira, sort of; it’s complicated).

Technically, I don’t neeeeeed a name as the PCs are unlikely to ever actually see the stat block; but I want one for my purposes, so... help? Thanks!


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Impassioned Plea - playing on the "fire" of passion and the forced save
Pulchritude - literally "beauty," sounds quite flowery on its own


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How about Halting Allure? If they fail the save they're so overwhelmed by her beauty/whatever that they can't finish their action.


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Scintillae wrote:

Impassioned Plea - playing on the "fire" of passion and the forced save

Pulchritude - literally "beauty," sounds quite flowery on its own

Pulchritude was something I was trying to think of but just couldn’t summon to mind. Thanks! I’m outing that into my pocket to use later.

Impassioned Plea may work for something else, however...

Orthos wrote:
How about Halting Allure? If they fail the save they're so overwhelmed by her beauty/whatever that they can't finish their action.

... this actually fits rrreeeeaaaally well with the whole “arrogant assumption of superiority” the creature has cultivated. You guys rock!


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I went with “Arresting Allure” for the alliterative fun. Thanks! I just ran into a block and needed help to get over it!


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Always alliterate as applicable.


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Fallout 76 players need to read this.

Obviously I have no idea if this actually affects anyone here, but I know some people are playing it, so here it is.


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One of many things I have to do once per year for my job that I absolutely hate.

Self-evaluations.

I like that I get raises every year, but every time I have to go through the process it feels like I'm having to sell myself to my company yet again.


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Untouchable Fiery Beauty (Su)?


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lisamarlene wrote:

Ten.

I am not feeling particularly motivated today. I would dearly love to call in sick, drop the kids off, go home, and crawl onto the couch with the tree lights on, a warm afghan, a pot of tea, and a book.

But I'd end up working on the thrice-damned garage again, because I'm stupid that way.

So I'm going to work.

In other news, WW's new glasses arrived.
He thinks they make him look like Trotsky.
Reminding him that Trotsky wore round glasses and his frames are rectangular did't seem to help.

It's funny watching him get used to wearing glasses, especially the "Progressives n00b" Jack Sparrow stumble as he acclimatizes to the distortion switching between the near and far parts of the lens.

Wow!

He sure sounds OLD!


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lisamarlene wrote:
Hey, how many days until Freehold is 40?

I dont know what you're talking about. I'm in my 30s.


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Vanykrye wrote:

One of many things I have to do once per year for my job that I absolutely hate.

Self-evaluations.

I like that I get raises every year, but every time I have to go through the process it feels like I'm having to sell myself to my company yet again.

I am *SOOOOO* happy that we abandoned self-evaluations years ago for exactly that reason -- all it did was create conflict between employees and their managers as they disagreed on at least some aspects of their performance. Honestly, all I want is an honest evaluation by my manager on what I did well, and what I can improve on. But we've done away with even that.

And yesterday I was going to complain that raises are virtually nonexistent at my company (a well-known complaint about working for them: "If you want to get a raise at Global Megacorporation, get a job somewhere else, work there for 2 years, get paid what you want there, and then come back. 'Cause Global Megacorporation won't give you a raise"). But I wanted to get numbers to back it up, and my pay has gone up 44% over 12 years, an average raise of just over 3% per year. Nothing to write home about, and not keeping up with the cost of living adjustment (COLA) in the Bay Area, but not nothing, either.


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LordSynos wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
The Vagrant Erudite wrote:
Wait. What is going on with the forums where Orthos can quote gran before gran's post is up?
It's been glitching like this for weeks. Same reason it can take five minutes for a thread to decide to display your post.
Could it possibly be time for Final FaWtL-y VII? Or are these bugs unrelated? :P

HOLY S!$! LORD SYNOS


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One of my favorite evaluations at Toys R Us my boss said "You always come in when scheduled, as far as anyone can tell".


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That's some good stuff there, scint and orthos.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:

One of many things I have to do once per year for my job that I absolutely hate.

Self-evaluations.

I like that I get raises every year, but every time I have to go through the process it feels like I'm having to sell myself to my company yet again.

I am *SOOOOO* happy that we abandoned self-evaluations years ago for exactly that reason -- all it did was create conflict between employees and their managers as they disagreed on at least some aspects of their performance. Honestly, all I want is an honest evaluation by my manager on what I did well, and what I can improve on. But we've done away with even that.

And yesterday I was going to complain that raises are virtually nonexistent at my company (a well-known complaint about working for them: "If you want to get a raise at Global Megacorporation, get a job somewhere else, work there for 2 years, get paid what you want there, and then come back. 'Cause Global Megacorporation won't give you a raise"). But I wanted to get numbers to back it up, and my pay has gone up 44% over 12 years, an average raise of just over 3% per year. Nothing to write home about, and not keeping up with the cost of living adjustment (COLA) in the Bay Area, but not nothing, either.

5% is the absolute best one can expect at my company, but since one of our divisions lost a government contract through sheer capriciousness, I have a feeling that this year 3% will be considered an outstanding performance.

Scarab Sages

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The keyforge starter set will arrive by package tonight and my partner is pacing like a kid waiting for christmas :D :D :D


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I hate getting stuck in the sunk-cost fallacy on a book. I've been ambivalent the whole time, but now I've only got 100 pages left and might as well...

But good lord are the Musketeers unlikable.


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Drejk wrote:
Untouchable Fiery Beauty (Su)?

Look But Do Not Touch (Su)?


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Drejk wrote:
Drejk wrote:
Untouchable Fiery Beauty (Su)?
Look But Do Not Touch (Su)?

Hot? Damn!


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Vanykrye wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:

One of many things I have to do once per year for my job that I absolutely hate.

Self-evaluations.

I like that I get raises every year, but every time I have to go through the process it feels like I'm having to sell myself to my company yet again.

I am *SOOOOO* happy that we abandoned self-evaluations years ago for exactly that reason -- all it did was create conflict between employees and their managers as they disagreed on at least some aspects of their performance. Honestly, all I want is an honest evaluation by my manager on what I did well, and what I can improve on. But we've done away with even that.

And yesterday I was going to complain that raises are virtually nonexistent at my company (a well-known complaint about working for them: "If you want to get a raise at Global Megacorporation, get a job somewhere else, work there for 2 years, get paid what you want there, and then come back. 'Cause Global Megacorporation won't give you a raise"). But I wanted to get numbers to back it up, and my pay has gone up 44% over 12 years, an average raise of just over 3% per year. Nothing to write home about, and not keeping up with the cost of living adjustment (COLA) in the Bay Area, but not nothing, either.

5% is the absolute best one can expect at my company, but since one of our divisions lost a government contract through sheer capriciousness, I have a feeling that this year 3% will be considered an outstanding performance.

I had a 25% pay increase from beginning to end of year.

I don't expect it to be a yearly thing.

Edit: If you include my increase in pay from Toys R Us to where I'm currently working then it's more like a 40% increase.


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Yeah, my first year in tech I got 25%. But that was because I grossly underestimated what I was worth. My logic was that I'd be working roughly 50% more days than I was as a teacher, so I asked for 50% above what I'd been making as a teacher. They didn't even argue; they just smiled, shook my hand, and took it.

And while I'll still insist it was the best job I ever had, seeing the employee salaries at that company by accident and seeing that we were making between $48,000/year and $130,000/year for doing the exact same job incensed me.

It's why I strongly support making ALL employees' salaries public, not just CEOs and government employees.

Unfortunately, THEN you get the eternal, "That's not fair! Why does xxx make more than I do?" whining that seems to always come from people who actually deserve to be on the low end of the pay scale. For those who don't deserve to be that low, companies tend to try to catch them up. The guy at $48k was actually one of our better workers, and was ecstatic that his raises were over 20% every year. The guy at $130k was a terrible employee, but never got over a 1% raise and was cut in the first round of layoffs.

Just make fricking salaries public, justify the differences, and be done with it.

EDIT: Another reason I love my current manager: When she hired me, she said, "All new employees start at xx. I don't care what your previous experience is. Based on how you do here we'll adjust it accordingly."
And she and her director were true to their word there. It's too bad we got acquired; I liked the way they ran things.


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I got a raise when I got my promotion. But that was the only increase I saw in *years*. No further raises yet.


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Scintillae wrote:
Drejk wrote:
Drejk wrote:
Untouchable Fiery Beauty (Su)?
Look But Do Not Touch (Su)?
Hot? Damn!

Make a Dragon Wanna Retire, Man (Su)


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We stopped getting yearly raises around the time Obama care passed, with the owner claiming the increased insurance rates prevented him from raising pay.

The next year he stopped paying for our full insurance and it became split between him paying part and part coming out of our paychecks. And the cost of that part has been steadily increasing since.

Not sure how that measures up against other employers. This is the first job I've ever had that gave benefits; I never made it out of being a temp before I was hired on here.


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Orthos wrote:
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it's why I strongly support making ALL employees' salaries public, not just CEOs and government employees.

Unfortunately, THEN you get the eternal, "That's not fair! Why does xxx make more than I do?" whining that seems to always come from people who actually deserve to be on the low end of the pay scale. For those who don't deserve to be that low, companies tend to try to catch them up. The guy at $48k was actually one of our better workers, and was ecstatic that his raises were over 20% every year. The guy at $130k was a terrible employee, but never got over a 1% raise and was cut in the first round of layoffs.

Discussing and comparing our pay is actually against company policy for us. At least on company time and location, though it's very strongly encouraged not to discuss it with coworkers outside the office either.

opens mouth Oh hey Fritzy closes mouth


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it's why I strongly support making ALL employees' salaries public, not just CEOs and government employees.

Unfortunately, THEN you get the eternal, "That's not fair! Why does xxx make more than I do?" whining that seems to always come from people who actually deserve to be on the low end of the pay scale. For those who don't deserve to be that low, companies tend to try to catch them up. The guy at $48k was actually one of our better workers, and was ecstatic that his raises were over 20% every year. The guy at $130k was a terrible employee, but never got over a 1% raise and was cut in the first round of layoffs.

Discussing and comparing our pay is actually against company policy for us. At least on company time and location, though it's very strongly encouraged not to discuss it with coworkers outside the office either.


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Tacs, I am morbidly curious about what conversation spawned your question(s) in Todd's thread. (And asking here seems less derailing than asking there.)


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Ugh.

The good news about reading a book about the Vietnam War is that the kids get more background on a really rough patch of history.

The bad news about reading a book about the Vietnam War is that it doesn't pull punches on how senseless and cruel war is. Ow.


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Orthos wrote:
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it's why I strongly support making ALL employees' salaries public, not just CEOs and government employees.

Unfortunately, THEN you get the eternal, "That's not fair! Why does xxx make more than I do?" whining that seems to always come from people who actually deserve to be on the low end of the pay scale. For those who don't deserve to be that low, companies tend to try to catch them up. The guy at $48k was actually one of our better workers, and was ecstatic that his raises were over 20% every year. The guy at $130k was a terrible employee, but never got over a 1% raise and was cut in the first round of layoffs.

Discussing and comparing our pay is actually against company policy for us. At least on company time and location, though it's very strongly encouraged not to discuss it with coworkers outside the office either.

same.


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Scintillae wrote:

Ugh.

The good news about reading a book about the Vietnam War is that the kids get more background on a really rough patch of history.

The bad news about reading a book about the Vietnam War is that it doesn't pull punches on how senseless and cruel war is. Ow.

I work with Vietnam vets regularly.

It was.


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Scintillae wrote:
Gaaaaaah ghost posts.

wooooooooooo


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Freehold DM wrote:
Scintillae wrote:

Ugh.

The good news about reading a book about the Vietnam War is that the kids get more background on a really rough patch of history.

The bad news about reading a book about the Vietnam War is that it doesn't pull punches on how senseless and cruel war is. Ow.

I work with Vietnam vets regularly.

It was.

Book in question, if you were curious


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And yeah, according to everything I've read, salary stagnation is a countrywide issue; the problem is that because of housing prices the COLA in my area is 3-4% per year, so if you get no raise you start losing buying power rather rapidly.


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Interesting.

Discussing your salary with your co-workers is protected by Federal law, so you can't be fired for it.
Yet even the article mentions employers who ask you not to discuss your salary with your co-workers.

I'll let it go, but I agree with Adam: In the long run, teaching employees not to discuss salaries only empowers the employer.

(By contrast, I could get a very good estimate of Scint's salary because I know the state she teaches in and I can guess her approximate years of employment, and the salary tables are right there online because she's a government employee. At least that's how it works in California, though our district-by-district salaries vary wildly.)


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Scintillae wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Scintillae wrote:

Ugh.

The good news about reading a book about the Vietnam War is that the kids get more background on a really rough patch of history.

The bad news about reading a book about the Vietnam War is that it doesn't pull punches on how senseless and cruel war is. Ow.

I work with Vietnam vets regularly.

It was.

Book in question, if you were curious

Realistic depiction of war. Good. Show kids what war is really like and maybe as the generations churn we'll be in fewer of them. One can hope.


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Hi, everyone.


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John Napier 698 wrote:
Hi, everyone.

Hi, John! You're just in time for me to actually get back to work, attend meetings, and then work with the kids all evening!

Bye, John!


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Scintillae wrote:

I hate getting stuck in the sunk-cost fallacy on a book. I've been ambivalent the whole time, but now I've only got 100 pages left and might as well...

But good lord are the Musketeers unlikable.

You're reading Dumas?


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Limeylongears wrote:
Scintillae wrote:

I hate getting stuck in the sunk-cost fallacy on a book. I've been ambivalent the whole time, but now I've only got 100 pages left and might as well...

But good lord are the Musketeers unlikable.

You're reading Dumas?

Yeah. I'm trying to make it a point to read more of the classics (job and all, should be familiar). I really liked The Count of Monte Cristo, but I just cannot make myself care about The Three Musketeers. They're just awful people.


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Scintillae wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
Scintillae wrote:

I hate getting stuck in the sunk-cost fallacy on a book. I've been ambivalent the whole time, but now I've only got 100 pages left and might as well...

But good lord are the Musketeers unlikable.

You're reading Dumas?
Yeah. I'm trying to make it a point to read more of the classics (job and all, should be familiar). I really liked The Count of Monte Cristo, but I just cannot make myself care about The Three Musketeers. They're just awful people.

Steven Brust's "The Phoenix Guards" makes Dumas more enjoyable.

Scarab Sages

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If my reviews were good and I did one certification per year (those did not cost me anything but my time to study) I got a flat 100 euro raise per year.
I'll see how it goes at my new employer.

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I’m at the airport in Miami for Art Basel.

I was whistling to myself.

A sweet woman asked what the beautiful holiday tune I was doing.

I told her it was an old Germanic tune.

I didn’t have the heart to tell her it’s this song I was subconsciously whistling, I’m getting soft during the Holliday’s.


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Jeez. Never before has "don't look at the comments" been more apt. The responses to that video are beyond disturbing.

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