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You might wish to try the HEMA Alliance Club Finder, TVE, though I'm not sure how exhaustive it is.

Tell 'em the Naked Elf sent you.


I will.


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Limeylongears wrote:

You might wish to try the HEMA Alliance Club Finder, TVE, though I'm not sure how exhaustive it is.

Tell 'em the Naked Elf sent you.

I do! Every time I get summoned for jury duty.


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Ugh. So duuuuuuuumb.

Printer is all whiny about toner ink, saying,

compy wrote:
"No, look, I'm telling you, it's totally empty"

and I'm all,

me, a smart human wrote:
"yes, but you've been telling me that for the last two months and I've still been able to print, like, one thing a day"

and it's all,

compy wrote:
"no, but for real this time - like, for super real"

and I'm like,

me, a smart human wrote:
"I don't buy it"

and it's like,

compy wrote:
"yeah, I know, that's why I don't have any ink left for whatever inane project"

and then I'm goin' in with,

me, a smart human wrote:
"but it costs money, and besides, you've worked for me, before, so let's do that now"

and it's just, comes back with some lame excuse, like,

compy wrote:
"dude, I'm telling you, I can't do it because I lack ink"

so anyway I printed a thing and it came out totally blank. Twice.

I suspect it's just faking it to get out of work.

Dumb computer - you can't outsmart me, an intelligent human!


All I'm saying is that continually insisting that it can physically do a job it doesn't have the physical capacity to do is not only intelligent but totally reasonable and most definitely will end well; you know that this is true because I (owner and also a smart human) say so. That's just science.


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Is it complaining on black ink specifically or all inks are gone?

Depending on printer model, you might be able to force it to use color toners to print something more or less black and gray, by removing black ink cartridge, if there is the color cartridge isn't empty.


Drejk wrote:

Is it complaining on black ink specifically or all inks are gone?

Depending on printer model, you might be able to force it to use color toners to print something more or less black and gray, by removing black ink cartridge, if there is the color cartridge isn't empty.

Oh, they're both looooooooooong empty. I've been printing black-and-white instead of color, now, for a while. I've used pretty much all the tricks to extend the cartridge life well and well again beyond what is reasonable.

I'm just stingy and don't want to have to pay however many dollars for ink cartridges that always empty way too soon. This was my entirely fruitless form of protest.

(Also, my printer is older than my children, and thus the cartridges are slowly becoming ever-so-slightly less common - they still have them mostly everywhere, it's just a noticeable drop in quantity over the years. This shouldn't exactly impact my use, it's just a thing.)

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captain yesterday wrote:

Hey now, I'm not a boring f~@!!

Yeah, that's right, I looked it up on the internet!

I'll have you know I live in the Midwest, have two kids, a dog, and have been married for 18 years, you're damn right I'm a boring f!&#!

I have to operate high powered saws and skid loaders to feel excitement after all.

In fact, the only way I could be more boring is if I lived in Iowa.

Haha, there are two meanings of droogkloot. One being boring. The other being someone with a very dry (to the point of sarcastic) sense of humor.

The literal translation is dry-ball.
Droog = dry
kloot = ball


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According to one translator it means dry f$!@, according to Google it's boring f$!#...

The important thing is, I now know how to swear in Dutch.

Adds it to the list of different languages I can swear in with French, German, Spanish, Chinese, and Hawaiian.


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Every start of winter the field mice try to find refuge in our house, so every fall I put out traps and spend my winter on a murderous tear (I tried live traps but those are even more inhumane than kill traps). So, last night I put out a trap and of course caught one. Well, apparently I left out the General's ear buds on my office desk, so the mice in retaliation for their companion's untimely death, chewed off and absconded with the ear bud portion.

Of course you realize, this means war.


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captain yesterday wrote:

Every start of winter the field mice try to find refuge in our house, so every fall I put out traps and spend my winter on a murderous tear (I tried live traps but those are even more inhumane than kill traps). So, last night I put out a trap and of course caught one. Well, apparently I left out the General's ear buds on my office desk, so the mice in retaliation for their companion's untimely death, chewed off and absconded with the ear bud portion.

Of course you realize, this means war.

The most wonderful cat we ever owned was utter death on four paws to field mice.

I think it was 1994 when California had an extremely wet winter, and our house in Davis was right next to an open field. Every house in the neighborhood had massive mouse issues... except ours.

So one day I decided to watch Sekhmet as she went into the garage.

And she sat absolutely still at a small opening in the wall. After a few minutes, a mouse nose popped out. She didn't move. With no sign of danger, the mouse came out. She didn't move. The mouse crawled across her paws to get deeper into the room. She didn't move.

The moment the mouse was 3' away from any cover, she popped up like a spring and it was all over.

I've never seen a cat that smart and patient. It was brutal efficiency.

Speaking of cats, the cats have finally discovered the fireplace. I do not believe they'll be leaving the living room for the winter...


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Unfortunately we had a hamster when we got our dog so he considers rodents part of the family. It's great when the hamster gets out and you find her curled up in his paws, not so great when the rest of the rodents run around with impunity.


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Have I mentioned how much I love our fireplace contractor?

The place that sold the fireplace admitted they screwed up, ordered us the correct fireplace, and had they'd have "someone" swap it out because it was an "easy" job.

Our contractor's response was basically, "Oh, h*** no you're not letting one of those hacks they call installers anywhere near OUR project. Let us know when the new unit comes in and WE'LL do it!"

Pride in one's work. It's what separates us from the animals.


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Pride in one's work. It's what separates us from the animals.

I have to admit, given my name, I am somewhat confused as to where I sit in this hierarchy.


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And yeah, I'll admit it; we were gas fireplace snobs for years. "Who would ever want a gas fireplace? They look so fake! And there's no smell of burning wood. They're just too artificial. I can't imagine anyone ever wanting one!"

Then you get one of the modern ones, with the LED lighting to simulate the burning coals, and the latest technology in fake burning wood, and it's like, "Wow! There's no smoke. EVER! And I don't have to go out and buy firewood again. EVER! And I get a fire whenever I want one... immediately, with no work!"

Yeah, we're converts. Impus Minor has declared that we need one of these in every room of the house.

Er... I don't think so...

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I will also swear by our electric fireplace, as it kept the old living room nice and cozy. The gas one in the new house is comparable but it will be nice to have them both around.


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Monster: Tristag. More magical beasts.


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I'm seriously looking into installing a gas-logs into our fireplace. (We have the fireplace, AND the gas already hooked up to it as a burner/igniter for the wood.)
My Mom did that at both of her last houses. She swears by it.

AND I have to admit, NOT having to clean OUT the dang fireplace every time I burn a teensy log (or more) has a VERY large appeal to me.

Buuuut,... Money, time, other more pressing needs, (JUST had to purchase another washer/dryer set cuz the old ones BROKE after only 3-4 years) :(
Not feeling that it is that important, and did I mention MONEY? ;P

Enjoy your new fireplace. I'll keep thinking/dreaming about gaslogs,...
;P


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All y'all are crazy. Just turn on the heat like anyone else. We live in 2019 for crying out loud.


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This next week we're expecting a high of 12 degrees on Wednesday.


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Tiny T-Rex has started playing Mass Effect Andromeda, he's really into it so far.

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captain yesterday wrote:

According to one translator it means dry f%@!, according to Google it's boring f+~&...

The important thing is, I now know how to swear in Dutch.

Adds it to the list of different languages I can swear in with French, German, Spanish, Chinese, and Hawaiian.

Klooten means balls.

Iemand klooten = f#~%ing with someone. So I can see where google gets it from.

If you need more swearwords, I can easily provide. We have a wealth of good ones.

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I'll be spending extra time at my dads with christmas and you can bet I will clean out the fireplace and light a fire every single day because central heating is easier, it doesnt compare to the fireplace.

And yes, there is an oversized pillow next to it that I can drag in front to nap on. Why do you ask?


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AAAAARGH.

We start the boss naga fight in "City in the Deep".
WW's PC fires off a few hasted crossbow bolts. "Uh... 31, 33, 17."
Me: "The 33 hits. Please roll damage."
WW freaks out. "YOU NEED A 33 TO HIT IT?!? WE'RE GONNA GET KILLED. C'MON KIDS, WE HAVE TO RETREAT."
Hermione freaks out. "We're going to die? Oh NO!"
Me, gritting my teeth: "No one is dying. Please roll damage."
WW: "WE HAVE TO GET OUT OF HERE AND TALK STRATEGY!"
Me: "PLEASE ROLL DAMAGE ON THE 33. Teensy Valeros, you're up next. Then Arwen."
WW: ". . ."
WW: (rolls dice)

A friendly little PSA, Sportsfans: IT'S JUST A GAME. YOUR OWN LIFE IS NOT IN DANGER, UNLESS YOU PISS OFF YOUR GM BY BEING A COMPLETE TWIT.


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I have a guy in my current game who is a fantastic role player, and a solid player-player, but he metagames in a bad why all the daggum time.

Had the same reaction from him. “Didn’t hit? WELP. TIME TO GO.” Panicked the rest of the party. They easily crushed the boss, but he nearly precipitated a full retreat from a nothing non-boss.

Of course, he’s been a bit twitchy ever since he decided to solo a hoard of fifteen creatures substantially beyond his level and has since been convinced that I’m out to get him, personally.

(I mean, those guys were, but I continually try to check his impulses and ask what he thinks he’s doing. He tries to outsmart me in turn by being cagey or deceptive or vague and it goes poorly every time. Every. Time. Because I can’t think on my feet to adjust for whatever nonsense his character is doing because he never tells me.)

This is an exaggeration, but he has fussed at me for how often his character has been renders unconscious or dying. I keep trying to tell him he’s making a bad decision without outright telling him he’s making a bad decision but that never works.

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We used to have a player like that in our group. It didn't help that if his "must retreat" declaration ever even slightly looked accurate, such as if one of the other party members took a big hit, he'd "I told you so" for the rest of the encounter. Drove half the table nuts.


Tacticslion wrote:

Of course, he’s been a bit twitchy ever since he decided to solo a hoard of fifteen creatures substantially beyond his level and has since been convinced that I’m out to get him, personally.

(I mean, those guys were,

I feel like I should give context.

Those guys were after him, in particular, because he (in particular) had cheesed off their boss, an honest-to-goodness demon lord by challenging said demon lord on the demon lord's own turf and then flipping said demon lord off (before beating a hasty retreat while taunting said demon lord). The character in question was below level eight.

Demon lord had two responses:

- 1) curse the ever-loving crap out of the character (the player copped up to this - he recognized it might be a bad idea to taunt the demon lord in a one-to-one confrontation below 10th level)

- 2) send a hit-squad against the player when said player was in a semi-vulnerable state (the player has specifically noted that both he and his character are angry at an NPC queen who'd sent them to that spot because they both blame said queen for traitors in the players' allies' ranks causing havoc; spoiler: it wasn't the ones the queen sent that caused any problems)

I felt that these two responses were actually rather tame. The latter case wasn't technically even after him, in particular... at first. No, the second response became all about him, because he insisted he could solo them all while taunting their god (he'd gained three whole levels, so at level eleven, he's clearly capable of tanking them all; each being a CR 15 mythic) in an effort to draw them out. Even so, I was actually kind of generous - instead of turning him to paste, I had them continually use slightly-sub-par tactics (they're not geniuses by any stretch) and emphasize "capture" maneuvers, and split their forces (allowing him to kite some of them, but leave others behind so he wasn't entirely overwhelmed). He was not happy - not only because he got taken down, eventually, but because he hadn't kited them all.

This is the same guy that's complained that all my bosses nova and ruin everything. Ironically the last time he complained about this, literally no one noticed when that boss - one of the few with a nova ability - actually nova'd, and what he was actually complaining about was his own act of breaking an artifact causing the problem. He is still experiencing both negative and positive rammefications as a result of this.

EDIT:

Tacticslion wrote:
Of course, he’s been a bit twitchy ever since he decided to solo a hoard of fifteen creatures

Also, re-reading, I realized that I was wrong - it wasn't a horde of fifteen creatures; it was a horde of thirty-five creatures with a CR of 15.

I mean, on the one hand, I'm not complaining about how it turned out - fantastic RP and a pretty epic conclusion (ending in the assassination of said demon lord by the players shortly after the player gained a weapon sort of to do exactly that sort of^) and it worked out pretty well, over-all.

But he was feeling salty about being taken down by them, so that wasn't ideal.

^ Look, it's complex, but baaaaaaaaaaasically this is what happened.


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Freehold DM wrote:
All y'all are crazy. Just turn on the heat like anyone else. We live in 2019 for crying out loud.

Who are you, and what have you done with Freehold?

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Next, he'll tell me there's no reason to have a fire pit in Arizona.


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I mean, if you can have a fire pit, there's no reason not to.


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Next, he'll tell me there's no reason to have a fire pit in Arizona.

Isn't that just called a "yard"?

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Not with my astroturf it's not.


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I built a fire pit on Friday.


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lisamarlene wrote:

AAAAARGH.

We start the boss naga fight in "City in the Deep".
WW's PC fires off a few hasted crossbow bolts. "Uh... 31, 33, 17."
Me: "The 33 hits. Please roll damage."
WW freaks out. "YOU NEED A 33 TO HIT IT?!? WE'RE GONNA GET KILLED. C'MON KIDS, WE HAVE TO RETREAT."
Hermione freaks out. "We're going to die? Oh NO!"
Me, gritting my teeth: "No one is dying. Please roll damage."
WW: "WE HAVE TO GET OUT OF HERE AND TALK STRATEGY!"
Me: "PLEASE ROLL DAMAGE ON THE 33. Teensy Valeros, you're up next. Then Arwen."
WW: ". . ."
WW: (rolls dice)

A friendly little PSA, Sportsfans: IT'S JUST A GAME. YOUR OWN LIFE IS NOT IN DANGER, UNLESS YOU PISS OFF YOUR GM BY BEING A COMPLETE TWIT.

I'm calling your husband Rattrap from now on


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Yesterday's Kingmaker session was kept barely in check by the saintly patience of the GM and other players, after the rogue's player drank far too much, then (as is his wont) began telling everybody else what they ought to do in combat, started screaming at the GM when his acrobatics check failed, and had long, rambling, philosophical conversations with a dwarf in a hole who he'd been going to murder three minutes before, boring the rest of the party to tears.

I think words may have been had after I logged off.


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Hello, everyone.


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Hello John


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Scintillae wrote:
TriOmegaZero wrote:
Next, he'll tell me there's no reason to have a fire pit in Arizona.
Isn't that just called a "yard"?

Normally yes, but recently it's been amazingly rainy and wet. I even have grass coming up in my yard, which I am ecstatic about.

By all the gods, I will have a green yard by spring this year.

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