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DOOM fails to see the problem...

And does not obey your lewd undressing rules!


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Weather person two days ago: Looks like a big storm in a couple of days but not too serious

Weather person yesterday morning: OH MY F!#*ING GOD IT'S GOING TO BE THE BIG ONE!!!!!!

Weather person last night: Sorry, my bad! Looks like a couple of inches of snow at least!!

Weather person this morning (the day of the big storm from two days ago): Yeah, we won't even get any flurries, but at least you won't have to miss any work or school!

Cue the mob of fifth graders and parents with snowmobile leases wielding pitchforks and torches camped out on their lawn


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captain yesterday wrote:
So close to having a superhero that looks like me!
did these people never hear of Preacher or Battle Pope?

Point in fact people have protested both of those as well.

It is worth noting, however, that there is a very substantial difference between having an actual, real, active, current religious figure be turned into a comic, especially when said comic claims to be making a statement on that religion, as it is currently used. While the comic-writer stated that the intent was to be a critique of modern Christian culture instead of the Christ, it is clearly a parodic bent, which doesn’t lend itself to confidence in respectfully handling the source material.

I was going to talk about Thor and other religious figures as well, but I realize that any more commentary runs directly into the federal rule against both religion and politics.


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Honestly, it sounded like a terrible idea for a comic book.


That awkward moment when you realize you’ve finally been in Florida long enough that you not only have lost your own lofetime accent, but you can no longer tell the difference between a Carolina and Texas accent.


captain yesterday wrote:
Honestly, it sounded like a terrible idea for a comic book.

My FACE is a bad idea for a comic book!


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Wouldn't Thor fall under strictly mythology more so then strictly religion. Since his following while not entirely dead is incredibly sparse?


Vidmaster7 wrote:
Wouldn't Thor fall under strictly mythology more so then strictly religion. Since his following while not entirely dead is incredibly sparse?

Yyyyyyyyes, but also no. I mean, it’s complicated and you have to look at both the wider and more active sociopolitical- oh, hiiiiiiiiiii, Fritzy, I didn’t see you there! What a nice Canon you have! Very shiny. Very new. You definitely don’t have to aim it at me! I’ll just… Take a walk! Yeah! That’s it! Taking a walk… That way! Goodbye, now!


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AngryNerdRageDemon wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Honestly, it sounded like a terrible idea for a comic book.
My FACE is a bad idea for a comic book!

I mean, who the f!%$ is Sun Man. I haven't heard of him.


captain yesterday wrote:
AngryNerdRageDemon wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Honestly, it sounded like a terrible idea for a comic book.
My FACE is a bad idea for a comic book!
I mean, who the f%*$ is Sun Man. I haven't heard of him.

That is also fair! May have been an original for that book, but I’m not sure. At first I thought they were going to do a thing with one of the sun characters from the marvel comics but that’s not that guy! He might be a parity of superman, considering the boy in blue gets his powers from the sun…


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Tacticslion wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
AngryNerdRageDemon wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Honestly, it sounded like a terrible idea for a comic book.
My FACE is a bad idea for a comic book!
I mean, who the f%*$ is Sun Man. I haven't heard of him.
That is also fair! May have been an original for that book, but I’m not sure. At first I thought they were going to do a thing with one of the sun characters from the marvel comics but that’s not that guy! He might be a parity of superman, considering the boy in blue gets his powers from the sun…

Yes, the story says it was for an offshoot of DC, so I'm guessing the guy had the idea for a Superman comic but was rejected.


So, glancing at my phone, I noticed an ad for a movie on YouTube. I usually ignore paid ads, but I figured, it was from Universal Pictures, so it could be interesting, at least.

... well, I mean, I wasn't wrong.

The most interesting thing, though, was that I was honestly not sure if I was watching an ad for one of those parody companies - like, either a fake film, or maybe a real film but with a really low budget - or not. I knew I'd intended to click on the thing from Universal, but I wasn't sure if I'd somehow slipped onto a different ad. I hadn't, as it turned out.

Now, this is not a reflection on the film itself. I've not seen it, and I don't know what it's like. Could be cool, I guess. Premise sounds interesting, at least. But, like, the way the ad was put together, I really and sincerely couldn't tell if it was a theater kind of film, or a made-for-tv kind of film (or made for YouTube or DVD or whatever).

Now, I was distracted the first time, and so I watched it again, and it did seem better, meaning my distraction likely factored in... but the fact is that the first impression was so... I don't know.


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There are minor IT slip-ups, and then there are, "Er, really, guys?" moments.

Impus Minor wanted to know what the weather was going to be like today, so he brought up The Weather Channel app.

Current condition in Albany, CA: Tornado.

We all dutifully huddled in shelter in our bedroom, but the giggling kind of detracted from the severity of the situation...


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NobodysHome wrote:

There are minor IT slip-ups, and then there are, "Er, really, guys?" moments.

Impus Minor wanted to know what the weather was going to be like today, so he brought up The Weather Channel app.

Current condition in Albany, CA: Tornado.

We all dutifully huddled in shelter in our bedroom, but the giggling kind of detracted from the severity of the situation...

Not to be That Guy, but I'm pretty sure you're in the wrong room for surviving a tornado.


Wow. A musical episode (sort of) of We Bare Bears and I like the music.

Also nice Hamilton reference toward the beginning.


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NobodysHome wrote:

There are minor IT slip-ups, and then there are, "Er, really, guys?" moments.

Impus Minor wanted to know what the weather was going to be like today, so he brought up The Weather Channel app.

Current condition in Albany, CA: Tornado.

We all dutifully huddled in shelter in our bedroom, but the giggling kind of detracted from the severity of the situation...

They were referring to Zorro's horse, not the weather phenomenon.


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Limeylongears wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

There are minor IT slip-ups, and then there are, "Er, really, guys?" moments.

Impus Minor wanted to know what the weather was going to be like today, so he brought up The Weather Channel app.

Current condition in Albany, CA: Tornado.

We all dutifully huddled in shelter in our bedroom, but the giggling kind of detracted from the severity of the situation...

They were referring to Zorro's horse, not the weather phenomenon.

That actually makes more sense.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
So close to having a superhero that looks like me!
did these people never hear of Preacher or Battle Pope?

Point in fact people have protested both of those as well.

It is worth noting, however, that there is a very substantial difference between having an actual, real, active, current religious figure be turned into a comic, especially when said comic claims to be making a statement on that religion, as it is currently used. While the comic-writer stated that the intent was to be a critique of modern Christian culture instead of the Christ, it is clearly a parodic bent, which doesn’t lend itself to confidence in respectfully handling the source material.

I was going to talk about Thor and other religious figures as well, but I realize that any more commentary runs directly into the federal rule against both religion and politics.

That's exactly what happened in both Battle Pope and Preacher, though. Battle Pope in particular is a parody.


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captain yesterday wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
AngryNerdRageDemon wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Honestly, it sounded like a terrible idea for a comic book.
My FACE is a bad idea for a comic book!
I mean, who the f%*$ is Sun Man. I haven't heard of him.
That is also fair! May have been an original for that book, but I’m not sure. At first I thought they were going to do a thing with one of the sun characters from the marvel comics but that’s not that guy! He might be a parity of superman, considering the boy in blue gets his powers from the sun…
Yes, the story says it was for an offshoot of DC, so I'm guessing the guy had the idea for a Superman comic but was rejected.

its funny- DC offshoots were very much what was keeping their lights on back in the day.


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captain yesterday wrote:

Weather person two days ago: Looks like a big storm in a couple of days but not too serious

Weather person yesterday morning: OH MY F+~+ING GOD IT'S GOING TO BE THE BIG ONE!!!!!!

Weather person last night: Sorry, my bad! Looks like a couple of inches of snow at least!!

Weather person this morning (the day of the big storm from two days ago): Yeah, we won't even get any flurries, but at least you won't have to miss any work or school!

Cue the mob of fifth graders and parents with snowmobile leases wielding pitchforks and torches camped out on their lawn

Same time frame for us:

"It'll be partly cloudy."
"Um, expect rain, possibly sleet, maybe some flurries, definitely all at the same time."
"Uh...ok, figure about 6" of snow now..."


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That was our snow!

How can I rub it in Freehold's face if you take it all.


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Interestingly, it seems like better cell coverage is leading to worse weather prediction, considering 5-whatever seems to interfere with weather reading stuff. This is the technical definition of everything, of course.


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HOW DID I NOT WATCH THE REST OF MAOYU

It's adorable, and I love it, and I don't know how I stopped watching it.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

(So glad to have found it again randomly.)

Also the Maoyu and Hero are adorable and exceptionally frustrating.

But adorable.

And I love them.


Oh, yeah, this is why - my computer is a slow hog of slowness.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Interestingly, it seems like better cell coverage is leading to worse weather prediction, considering 5-whatever seems to interfere with weather reading stuff. This is the technical definition of everything, of course.

Do not get me started on 5G, marketing, unrealistic expectations, and, yes, interference with weather satellites.


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captain yesterday wrote:

That was our snow!

How can I rub it in Freehold's face if you take it all.

Yeah!


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Tacticslion wrote:

HOW DID I NOT WATCH THE REST OF MAOYU

It's adorable, and I love it, and I don't know how I stopped watching it.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

(So glad to have found it again randomly.)

Also the Maoyu and Hero are adorable and exceptionally frustrating.

But adorable.

And I love them.

it also makes good, heartwarming H.


UGH, I GOT STUFF TO DO, AND CAN'T SPEND TIME TO READ THIS

*reads anyway*


SSSUUUUUBBBBB~!

*shakes fist*


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Freehold DM wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

HOW DID I NOT WATCH THE REST OF MAOYU

It's adorable, and I love it, and I don't know how I stopped watching it.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

(So glad to have found it again randomly.)

Also the Maoyu and Hero are adorable and exceptionally frustrating.

But adorable.

And I love them.

it also makes good, heartwarming H.

I just. You just. I. You. There are so many questions.

Shadow Lodge

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Maoyu is great for the plot.


SHOLY CARPFISH

16:13

MOAYU

First time I've ever noticed behavior in adults similar to how they do to my kids (by randomly giving them things when they ask).

Older Sister Maid had the same reaction I do, "You shouldn't ask for things!"

And they're all, "Yeah, nah, we cool, have this suuuuuuuper-valuable thing for no reason."

It's just really interesting to see a real-life interaction that has puzzled me for some time represented as existing in an anime from nowhere.


TOZ wrote:
Maoyu is great for the plot.

Hah. Someone just showed me that gif. XD


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Damn. I was going to buy tickets for Devin Townsend in Chicago in 3 weeks. Sold out. I mourn for a lost opportunity.


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Tacticslion wrote:

SHOLY CARPFISH

16:13

MOAYU

First time I've ever noticed behavior in adults similar to how they do to my kids (by randomly giving them things when they ask).

Older Sister Maid had the same reaction I do, "You shouldn't ask for things!"

And they're all, "Yeah, nah, we cool, have this suuuuuuuper-valuable thing for no reason."

It's just really interesting to see a real-life interaction that has puzzled me for some time represented as existing in an anime from nowhere.

There are some really fantastic videos of street magicians walking up to people and convincing them to hand over their wallets, their watches, and so forth.

It's amazing to watch people who understand how to manipulate people's underlying psychological tendencies at work.

I'll see whether Shiro can send me a YouTube link, but it's kind of mind-blowing: "Excuse me, do you have the time? And I need directions to this out-of-the-way place... oh, and while you're helping me out could I have your watch?"
And it all comes across as so natural that people actually DO it, then about 20-30 seconds later say, "Hey..."


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Hello, everyone!


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As for super / anti heroes for myself, I don't know. Maybe Nick Fury? Justification: I can shoot and use harsh language.


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Vanykrye wrote:
Damn. I was going to buy tickets for Devin Townsend in Chicago in 3 weeks. Sold out. I mourn for a lost opportunity.

BOOOOOOOOOOOO


NobodysHome wrote:

There are some really fantastic videos of street magicians walking up to people and convincing them to hand over their wallets, their watches, and so forth.

It's amazing to watch people who understand how to manipulate people's underlying psychological tendencies at work.

I'll see whether Shiro can send me a YouTube link, but it's kind of mind-blowing: "Excuse me, do you have the time? And I need directions to this out-of-the-way place... oh, and while you're helping me out could I have your watch?"
And it all comes across as so natural that people actually DO it, then about 20-30 seconds later say, "Hey..."

It's weird. But I keep making the kids give stuff back, when possible.

Scarab Sages

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Woran wrote:
Still so much slime...
I've been fighting a virus for over 2 weeks now. So much coughing. So much. I went through 2 boxes of decongestant and an entire Rx of tassilon pearls. That's awfully close to Thassilon. Thassilonian pearls would definitely have cured me.

I'm pretty sure I got abs now from all the deep coughing.


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I seem to be the only one here living in a place with reliable forecasting.


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The Midwest has never had reliable forecasting, but it's definitely better today than it was ten years ago.

That said, it doesn't get more reliable than the west coast.

"This week, it'll rain, next week it might not, either way, it will be between 60-70 degrees on any given day".

In the summer switch rain with sun and add ten degrees and it's pretty much the same.

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Can I be a superhero too?


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captain yesterday wrote:

The Midwest has never had reliable forecasting, but it's definitely better today than it was ten years ago.

That said, it doesn't get more reliable than the west coast.

"This week, it'll rain, next week it might not, either way, it will be between 60-70 degrees on any given day".

In the summer switch rain with sun and add ten degrees and it's pretty much the same.

Don't forget, "And if it's July, it'll be cold and foggy with highs in the 50s."

EDIT: And yes, the single-most accurate weather forecast available in the Bay Area is, "It'll be the same as yesterday, +/- 5 degrees."


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Woran wrote:
Can I be a superhero too?

I'd peg you as Mystique, based on your extensive cosplaying.

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Orthos wrote:
I seem to be the only one here living in a place with reliable forecasting.

I mean, things have been fairly predictable here lately.


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Woran wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
Woran wrote:
Still so much slime...
I've been fighting a virus for over 2 weeks now. So much coughing. So much. I went through 2 boxes of decongestant and an entire Rx of tassilon pearls. That's awfully close to Thassilon. Thassilonian pearls would definitely have cured me.
I'm pretty sure I got abs now from all the deep coughing.

Have your blood pressure looked at. It saved my life.


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Here he is...


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Player Perspective Time

This is from Shattered Star and has somewhat significant spoilers in that it provides one solution to one part of Book 2, but it's not like it's not fairly obvious once you're there.

I'm just looking for player feedback: "That would make me feel really empowered and cool," vs., "The GM's a power-tripping jerk again. I wish he'd stop."

Shattered Star:
In the approach to the Lady's Cape, the party chose "diplomacy" with the troglodytes, challenging their mightiest warrior to one-on-one combat, then slaughtering all the trogs who joined in when their guy inevitably started losing and they attacked. The remaining trogs started off pacified, but the party proceeded to spend 3 days healing them (every party member was making Heal checks to help the trogs get over Filth Fever), promising them steel weapons and armor in exchange for harvesting plants from the marshlands, killing their biggest predator (a pyrohydra), and annihilating their tormentors (the boggards) with extreme prejudice.

Let's just say the trogs are pretty enamored with the party already.

THEN the party cleric converted them to Desna (a natural 20 on his Diplomacy roll while using Tongues to talk to them all), and they rescued one of the few remaining females from her extreme torment at the hands of the boggards. (Not detailed here because I was being over-the-top.)

As I said, I don't like passive gods. I think Desna would notice an entire tribe of demon-worshippers being turned to worship her aspect as demon-slayer (the cleric has the Separatist archetype and worships Desna as a warrior goddess).

So, my *plan* for this Sunday is to have Big Things happen that are meaningless in long-term play, but that tell the players they're pleasing Desna quite a bit.
(1) They'll all sense the presence of Desna that night. All worshippers will effectively get an Augury cast. The cleric will get a Commune with a single question
(2) They'll awaken to a commotion in the trog caves. (They sleep outside for obvious reasons.)
(3) They'll find that they female trog they rescued has gained a single level of cleric of Desna, been Restored, taken Linguistics as a skill, and Common as her second language.

It saves them all kinds of logistical nightmares (having to prepare translation spells every day just to keep working with the trogs), makes them feel amazing (I hope), and a level 1 cleric isn't exactly a game-breaker.

Would you find this cool or annoying if your GM did this to you?


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Um. Super cool!

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