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Tacticslion wrote:
Concept: A mutant elf with bizarre super powers fights an invasion of monstrous dragon-turtle demon sorcerer who are stealing children's wishes for power

Third time I've failed to edit this.

Should be "sorcerer(s)" (ambiguously plural/singular), and should have:

What I've tried to add wrote:

* can be any fantasy race of your choice

Bonus points: if it is a) modern/real-like world, b) a "real"-like "ancient" setting (where said fantasy creatures are rare/absurd/not believed/revered/rock stars/otherwise "not normal" - this may contrast with the elf*'s world view or synch up -, or c) an original setting.

Elf* may or may not be the protagonist.


Of course. *gets dressed*


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lynora wrote:

Okay, so it's more than halfway through October and I don't have a story idea for NaNoWriMo this year yet....

Suggestions? Crazy is fine. Crazy is good even. Any ideas you can toss my way. Otherwise I'm going to make a table and roll randomly to put story elements together.....

It's been a stressful couple of months because of various things, which isn't the best for getting the creative juices flowing. I know I can do it once I have an idea to begin with, but I just haven't had the brain space to really focus on being creative lately.

I was planning to write 'Barbarian Nun Pirates of Callipgyne vs. Wongo, the Ape Sorcerer', but you can instead, should you rather.


lynora wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Concept: A mutant elf with bizarre super powers fights an invasion of monstrous dragon-turtle demon sorcerer who are stealing children's wishes for power
I could definitely work with this idea, yes. A strong contender right off the bat! :)

Bissau!


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Tacticslion wrote:
lynora wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Concept: A mutant elf with bizarre super powers fights an invasion of monstrous dragon-turtle demon sorcerer who are stealing children's wishes for power
I could definitely work with this idea, yes. A strong contender right off the bat! :)
Bissau!

Okay, autocorrect, what the heck is this? What is this word you keep using instead of "huzzah"?!


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Apparently, Bissau is the capital city of Guinea-Bissau.

Google is my friend.


Apparently it's a west-African coastal city, according to Google and Wikipedia - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bissau


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Randarak wrote:

Apparently, Bissau is the capital city of Guinea-Bissau.

Google is my friend.

You've never been!

Road trip!!!


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Randarak wrote:

Apparently, Bissau is the capital city of Guinea-Bissau.

Google is my friend.

So apparently I can't avoid being ninja'd. And since I can't edit any of my posts today for some reason... XD


Road Trippin' Cap'n Yesterday wrote:
Randarak wrote:

Apparently, Bissau is the capital city of Guinea-Bissau.

Google is my friend.

You've never been!

Road trip!!!

I don't think you quite understand how "ocean" works...


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Tacticslion wrote:
Randarak wrote:

Apparently, Bissau is the capital city of Guinea-Bissau.

Google is my friend.

So apparently I can't avoid being ninja'd. And since I can't edit any of my posts today for some reason... XD

To avoid getting ninja'd, one must be the first to pluck the lotus flower.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Randarak wrote:

Apparently, Bissau is the capital city of Guinea-Bissau.

Google is my friend.

So apparently I can't avoid being ninja'd. And since I can't edit any of my posts today for some reason... XD

i have hundreds of miles to solve the buoyancy problem before I even get to the ocean.

I'm sure I'll figure something out.


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*SIGH*. Sometimes I just don't think my co-workers speak the same English I do.
NobodysHome: OK, I'm compiling a validation document to test the image. Can you give me one or two steps to do a quick verification that your stuff is working?
NobodysCo-Worker: Sure! That's easy!
2 days pass
NCW: Here you go!
NH: Stares in disbelief as she just handed him a completely-unedited version of her 7-page lab... that he JUST TESTED LAST WEEK.
<Slaps forehead. Asks manager for guidance rather than yelling at her immediately...>


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NobodysHome wrote:

*SIGH*. Sometimes I just don't think my co-workers speak the same English I do.

NobodysHome: OK, I'm compiling a validation document to test the image. Can you give me one or two steps to do a quick verification that your stuff is working?
NobodysCo-Worker: Sure! That's easy!
2 days pass
NCW: Here you go!
NH: Stares in disbelief as she just handed him a completely-unedited version of her 7-page lab... that he JUST TESTED LAST WEEK.
<Slaps forehead. Asks manager for guidance rather than yelling at her immediately...>

I don't get it.


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Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

*SIGH*. Sometimes I just don't think my co-workers speak the same English I do.

NobodysHome: OK, I'm compiling a validation document to test the image. Can you give me one or two steps to do a quick verification that your stuff is working?
NobodysCo-Worker: Sure! That's easy!
2 days pass
NCW: Here you go!
NH: Stares in disbelief as she just handed him a completely-unedited version of her 7-page lab... that he JUST TESTED LAST WEEK.
<Slaps forehead. Asks manager for guidance rather than yelling at her immediately...>
I don't get it.

I asked her for "one or two steps".

She sent me 7 pages, including dozens of steps.

That would have been... annoying.

The head-smacking part is that she took 2 days to hand me the document, and it was a document I already had. So, why would I have asked for something I already had in my possession?


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I've got it! A superhero team up between the mutant elf and the guy with the Prius, like an urban fantasy buddy cop kinda thing! Now I just have to figure out how to work in the nun-pirates....gotta have them go to a con, it's the only solution!


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Kinda like that Angel summoner and BMX bandit from the Mitchell and Webb show sketch.


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Tacticslion wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

I wear size 12 shoes.

I'm 5'7"

Hey! We're the same height! (Or close to it!) XD

Me too :3


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...or, to ruthlessly steal lynora's idea:
NobodysHome: Lynora, your manuscript is brilliant, I say, brilliant! I don't quite understand this Freehold fellow's shoe fetish, but that's OK! So, for the back cover we'll need a 1-2 paragraph summary of the book. Can you do that?
lynora: Sure can do, NobodysHome!
2 days pass
lynora: Here you go, NobodysHome!
NobodysHome: Gazes in disbelief, as lynora just handed him the entire manuscript... again.

So not quite *that* bad, but that's the idea.

She's our newest hire, and she's been a good worker so far, so we figure there was just a miscommunication there somewhere. But going back through my e-mails, the whole, "We need 1-2 steps. Here's a document with examples of what we need," doesn't seem particularly unclear to me.

Ah, well. We'll figure it out tomorrow morning.


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Sharoth wrote:
Does anyone have any idea when RWBY Volume 5, episode 1 goes live for us non subscribers?

They offer a free month for the basic first package for those who want to take advantage of it.

Grand Lodge

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Pathfinder Adventure, Rulebook Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

Hmm...


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Damn it!

It's new trainee orientation night! And here I am without my eye patch!

And my eyebrow scar isn't nearly as noticeable as it used to be.

The black Friday stories aren't nearly as exciting without the eye patch. :-(


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gran rey de los mono wrote:
Jehovah's Witnesses don't celebrate Halloween. I guess they don't like it when random strangers come to their house.

I tried to switch Jehovah's Witnesses to Linux when they rang the doorbell it did not go so well.


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doctor_wu wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Jehovah's Witnesses don't celebrate Halloween. I guess they don't like it when random strangers come to their house.
I tried to switch Jehovah's Witnesses to Linux when they rang the doorbell it did not go so well.

They probably still use CP/M on their Altair 8800's with the DEC VT100 terminals and a paper tape loader. Cr*p! I'm showing my age again, aren't I?


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Maybe, if I knew what the f*#@ you were talking about...

Dark Archive

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Official name of the new Han Solo movie


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Captain Yesterday, Brut Squad wrote:
Maybe, if I knew what the f&&* you were talking about...

One of the first microcomputers. This.


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The Game Hamster wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
Does anyone have any idea when RWBY Volume 5, episode 1 goes live for us non subscribers?
They offer a free month for the basic first package for those who want to take advantage of it.

Can spoiler-free confirm that if you use your free month, you won't be disappointed at least at the first episode. Tons of stuff revealed and/or confirmed, and animation quality is through the roof this time. feels way more fluid and realistic than before.

Meanwhile...
In spoiler-land:
So... I thought that Ausphin/Oscar was the spring maiden, but... nope. something else apparently. I guess I'll go with the standard "he's the old guy in the story!" theory. Also, the reveal that Yang is actually out to find her mother was surprising, as I thought we already got a reveal that she was after Ruby... Maybe I misinterpreted that scene? Also, I didn't see team RNJR finding out about Oz so fast coming at all...
Solid start. Tells me to forget what I think I see coming, and to expect the unexpected...


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So, I assume because it was sized for Ant-Man it didn't really take off.


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John Napier 698 wrote:
doctor_wu wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Jehovah's Witnesses don't celebrate Halloween. I guess they don't like it when random strangers come to their house.
I tried to switch Jehovah's Witnesses to Linux when they rang the doorbell it did not go so well.
They probably still use CP/M on their Altair 8800's with the DEC VT100 terminals and a paper tape loader. Cr*p! I'm showing my age again, aren't I?

Nah DEC is cool and linux was ported to the DEC alpha processors. Jon maddog hall's wiki page is a fun person to be around but he has a bit of trouble hearing.

The Exchange

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They don't like to come by my place anymore.

They ask would you like to speak about our lord and savior? My reply was sure what would you like to know. They don't tend to know how to respond.


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doctor_wu wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
doctor_wu wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Jehovah's Witnesses don't celebrate Halloween. I guess they don't like it when random strangers come to their house.
I tried to switch Jehovah's Witnesses to Linux when they rang the doorbell it did not go so well.
They probably still use CP/M on their Altair 8800's with the DEC VT100 terminals and a paper tape loader. Cr*p! I'm showing my age again, aren't I?
Nah DEC is cool and linux was ported to the DEC alpha processors. Jon maddog hall's wiki page is a fun person to be around but he has a bit of trouble hearing.

No. You misunderstand me. The computer itself was the Altair and had nothing to do with DEC. The VT100 was just the remote terminal.


Crimson Jester wrote:

They don't like to come by my place anymore.

They ask would you like to speak about our lord and savior? My reply was sure what would you like to know. They don't tend to know how to respond.

This is more or less what happened with me (or at least back when I lived at my parents' place). We don't see them around here.


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Going back to previous conversation. We once got two Mormons kicked off their mission thingy they do. We invited them to play DnD and apparently they are not allowed to do that. The guy in charge of them came back to our place and made them apologize (for what exactly I do not know. ) We kept telling him it was fine we enjoyed having them but the guy I don't know wanted us to feel guilty for corrupting them maybe? I would of told him off if I didn't think it would get them into more trouble.


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Crimson Jester wrote:

They don't like to come by my place anymore.

They ask would you like to speak about our lord and savior? My reply was sure what would you like to know. They don't tend to know how to respond.

The reason for this is that they are taught to control the conversation and the bible study. If you turn it around for even a minute, you'll be "black listed" or some such. Unfortunately this usually goes for mormons as well.

Never heard about the D&D thing, though I figure that was more of a regional thing rather than anything officially mandated by their church heads.


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It's true what they say.

You never know how dirty your kitchen floor is until you get on your hands and knees and scrub it by hand.


I think it was more that they weren't allowed to have fun or something.


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Put thy back into it pretty-boy.
Thy hands shalt be wrinkled and thy floor shalt be clean; and by thy honest labor thine wisdom shall fill to the brim.
Also, it'll make thy days of hoeing with Kunai easier.
Edit: apparently Yoderoki is such an awful ninja, he will always get ninja'd...


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o.O


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Off to work... Three more day this week, four more days next week...


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
I think it was more that they weren't allowed to have fun or something.

Probably obvious, but this is most definitively not true.

Politics and Religion?! How can just one man make all this contraband!?:
But many conservative groups try to ensure their fun (which varies a great deal) isn't something that also comes with ideology that explicitly counters their beliefs. This isn't so much to avoid anything that doesn't already align with them, as it is to ensure they work to keep a cohesive internal (and emotionally consistent) view.

So, for example, even if, say, Fifty Shades of Gray were a great book (which, you know, it's not), many would refuse to read it because it not only actively encourages a world-view contrary to their own, but does so as a pleasurable experience, which means that it actually changes your mind to have positive emotional responses to that stimuli (i.e. an unwanted world-view). You know: Pavlov*.

This is actually a very good thing, in many cases, because while such conditioning isn't mind-control, it can make various good choices harder to make over time and exposure. Similar styles of guidance are generally considered "good parenting" by pretty much everyone.

The problem that arises is when something that can be fundamentally harmless is successfully demonized. This can create a negative feedback loop, wherein (eventually) mostly only those opposed to the group that now-demonizes the activity are participants therein, and more closely associates both those groups and that activity with the negative concepts involved. Again, this is pretty much classical conditioning* in action.

In the case of D&D, some unscrupulous and some persuasive people (and sometimes both) used it as a convenient scapegoat for things, a couple of natural 20s and natural 1s later, and it's considered something that expressly leans towards corruption. This (in my opinion unfortunate) view has become deeply rooted in US conservative culture, and is propagated within it.

Whether those people were trying to punish you? No. That's silly.

They were trying to be polite, and, more importantly, hoped that by showing that they care, they could, in some small way, help you in life. It's not help you wanted, but it's help they were willing to offer because they don't hate you (or fun) but they are concerned about you (or, maybe, they just want a sweet reward in the afterlife); and sometimes they're just jerks about it, regardless of intentions.

* It's not, technically, Classical Conditioning, which is explicitly biological stimulus paired with another, but, I mean, it's a very similar concept. It's why we encourage people to make good friends, emulate good people, and don't associate with groups we disagree with. Good feelings are addictive, and when you associate <X> with feeling good, you change how you behave to go with <X>, even if that thing is destructive in some way. That said, entertainment isn't always very good at encouraging specific actions that people wouldn't be prone to anyway (something people often get wrong when leaning toward censorship) but can be a strong influence on world-view. A good example of how this is accomplished can be found here.


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lynora wrote:

Okay, so it's more than halfway through October and I don't have a story idea for NaNoWriMo this year yet....

Suggestions? Crazy is fine. Crazy is good even. Any ideas you can toss my way. Otherwise I'm going to make a table and roll randomly to put story elements together.....

It's been a stressful couple of months because of various things, which isn't the best for getting the creative juices flowing. I know I can do it once I have an idea to begin with, but I just haven't had the brain space to really focus on being creative lately.

A writer is going to participate in a contest to write a short novel in only 30 days, yet cannot come up with an idea. We follow her as she tries to find inspiration, starting and stopping various stories, see her as she stresses over meeting daily word quotas, and rejoice with her as she manages to finish her masterpiece in time.


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It was more of an annoyed comment on the situation not to be taken to seriously.

Also I'm actually pretty sure as to how it was described to me that a lot of enjoyable activities (things people do to have fun like go to concerts parties etc.) are in fact not allowed on their missions. Its like fasting but for 2 years and encompasses a lot more. People not on their missions are allowed to play DnD from what I was told just not specifically Mormon missionaries while on duty.


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I was going to play a game or two of Hearthstone, but it needs a 1.5Gb update. Which is currently downloading at a blistering 200k/sec over the hotel's wifi. This might take a while.


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I don't think I can download it on my work computer to many firewalls that block anything with the word game in it. Same reason I can't hit PFSRD. strangely I can still go to archive of nethys.


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I'm using my laptop connected to the guest wifi. No restrictions for me!


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1.27Gb to go! After only 20 minutes.


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Well aside from that restriction^^


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That's not a restriction, it's a...feature?

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