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I would have won the big game in high school, if I didn't suck so much!


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Excessive swearing in YouTube videos.

I mean, I get it. Not my preference, but there's nothing wrong with different cultural norms. But there are cool things I'd like to watch with my kids, and, more, excessive language is simply... unpleasant for my sensibilities.

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Tacticslion wrote:

Excessive swearing in YouTube videos.

I mean, I get it. Not my preference, but there's nothing wrong with different cultural norms. But there are cool things I'd like to watch with my kids, and, more, excessive language is simply... unpleasant for my sensibilities.

If you like to watch video game Let's Plays, Geekism is one of the few channels I've found that is family friendly and non-sensational--but also generally fun, humorous, and informative. It's called "creative gaming for grownups" where "grown-ups" presumes maturity, not "adult" content. I don't ever recall him swearing, and his mode of play is really refreshing after all the stupid LetsPlays where someone's like "HEY HELLO HI THIS IS DEATHFACE17 AND WE'RE HERE TO F*%~ THIS GAME UP!!!!"

His focus is on building and as such, his best vids are ones where he can build freely, like Planet Coaster and the Movies. He can be frustrating to watch management modes of sims because he misses key details (because he's too focused on building) and skims through the plot (he often won't stop and read or let viewers read information screens), but it is amazing to watch him really go to town on building something, and he seems like a decent, nice guy to boot.


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Tacticslion wrote:
I would have won the big game in high school, if I didn't suck so much!

*debeverages*

I want this on a t-shirt. NO! A football jersey!


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Something that annoys me a lot is my own hypercritical nature. Especially when it comes to language. I'm so over-clocked on taking everything apart and finding the places where it doesn't work that it really robs me of a lot of enjoyment. I get annoyed when I can't just lighten up about stuff.

It's almost as if I... quibble... too... much...

*narrowly avoids moment of self-awareness*


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Tell me about it...

If I had a nickel for every time I collected a wizard hat from a trophy kill...


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quibblemuch wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
I would have won the big game in high school, if I didn't suck so much!

*debeverages*

I want this on a t-shirt. NO! A football jersey!

I've noticed as I've gotten older that my writing skills seem to be slipping, making more mistakes than I used to. I've started using a

Chrome extension called Grammarly that highlights things like punctuation and grammar for me.


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Since I've started using Grammarly I figured out that my one problem is incorrect use of commas so I'm afraid of pausing in sentences because apparently I speak too breathily very confusing.


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Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a grammar snob.


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MageHunter wrote:
Since I've started using Grammarly I figured out that my one problem is incorrect use of commas so I'm afraid of pausing in sentences because apparently I speak too breathily very confusing.

It's the very same for me.


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I would of won that football game if I played and was good at it and cared one way or another about it!


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
I would of won that football game if I played and was good at it and cared one way or another about it!

I have a friend who is a brilliant handyman. Every time he comes over to fix something, he tries to tell me I could do it myself. I agree.

All I lack is the tools. And the know-how. And the skill. And the basic spatial ability. But if I had those things, boom, it'd be easy to fix.


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That is my father in law. Then he gives me the tools, and I have a whole different problem of stuff in my house. He’s a really awesome dude who just presupposes that I’m as awesome as he is. I... don’t want to disabuse him of that notion, but... what do I do with this stuff?!?


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My dad was a self-taught carpenter, mechanic, and to a degree, veterinarian. He was born in 1907 and was 56 when I was born, so he had already gained a LOT of knowledge. Alas, he tried to pass it along to me as I grew up, but I just couldn't grasp most of it. Quibblemuch and I share a great many of the same mechanical deficiencies... lol. I could barely grasp even the simplest of tasks and could barely recognize one tool from another. I did learn to care for farm animals fairly well, though, and even rescued an owl with a broken leg and splinted it and cared for the bird for 3 weeks. But I barely know which end of a hammer to use.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
I would of won that football game if I played and was good at it and cared one way or another about it!

And I would have gotten away with it, if it weren't for those pesky kids and their g$+%%#n dog!


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Well, there's no rule that explicitly forbids dogs from playing basketball...


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The Orange Catholic Bible wrote:
Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a grammar snob.

Something something Quibblemuch Haderach


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THE SLEEPER HAS AWAKENED!!!


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quibblemuch wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
I would of won that football game if I played and was good at it and cared one way or another about it!

I have a friend who is a brilliant handyman. Every time he comes over to fix something, he tries to tell me I could do it myself. I agree.

All I lack is the tools. And the know-how. And the skill. And the basic spatial ability. But if I had those things, boom, it'd be easy to fix.

I have a particular set of skills... Skills that I've acquired over twenty minutes of YouTube...


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quibblemuch wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
I would have won the big game in high school, if I didn't suck so much!

*debeverages*

I want this on a t-shirt. NO! A football jersey!

Man, now I do, too!


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MageHunter wrote:
quibblemuch wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
I would of won that football game if I played and was good at it and cared one way or another about it!

I have a friend who is a brilliant handyman. Every time he comes over to fix something, he tries to tell me I could do it myself. I agree.

All I lack is the tools. And the know-how. And the skill. And the basic spatial ability. But if I had those things, boom, it'd be easy to fix.

I have a particular set of skills... Skills that I've acquired over twenty minutes of YouTube...

Aw man. Now I want Liam Neeson to do a series of how-to YouTube videos where he walks you through assassination, fighting wolves, that kind of thing...


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And being a Jedi!


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
And being a Jedi!

*narrows eyes*

Get. Out.


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Now, now, Tableflip. Easy boy... I'm sure he didn't mean no harm by it. Just put the table down and let Qui-gons be Qui-gons.


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(ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻


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'Sup?

*angry nerd fist-bump*


The actual thread topic? MADNESS!

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What's something weird that annoys you?

That weird art in the background that's appearing everywhere, I'll tell you what. Woof. My eeeeeeeeyyyyyyyssssssssss...! They... just... keep... bouncing...!

(The artwork seems like it might be pretty cool, but it interacts with the clean, cool look of the forum pretty poorly, and it actually makes the whole forum difficult to read... I have nothing against the idea as a concept, but I'm just not sure if it could work in a non-distracting manner.)


Huzzah! It's unintended and will likely be fixed!


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It's the cover for Crownfall, book one of War for the Crown.


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quibblemuch wrote:
Now, now, Tableflip. Easy boy... I'm sure he didn't mean no harm by it. Just put the table down and let Qui-gons be Qui-gons.

Bravo, sir. Bravo.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
quibblemuch wrote:
Now, now, Tableflip. Easy boy... I'm sure he didn't mean no harm by it. Just put the table down and let Qui-gons be Qui-gons.
Bravo, sir. Bravo.

It's literally the best thing I've done in a week. Maybe longer, but who remembers back that far?

:D


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Tardigrades. Tardigrades are the hidden geniuses behind all things.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Tardigrades. Tardigrades are the hidden geniuses behind all things.

And they’re adorable!


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They're the octopedal teddy bears of the microbe world!


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I had a great tardigrade-related idea, recently.

It was a tardigreat idea, actually.


Andostre wrote:

I had a great tardigrade-related idea, recently.

It was a tardigreat idea, actually.

It really, really was.


That >this< video says 1910 and not 2018 ...


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Ugh. Lovecraft annoys me. More like his fans do.

Just admit he's a bad writer. Just do it. Admit it. You know you can't read one of his stories without zoning out.

Good world creation =/= Good Writer

Example Premier: Ed Greenwood = S&&$ Writer


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I dig Lovecraft. Was he a "great writer"? I'm not qualified to judge that and I think that's totally subjective anyway. I just know that ever since I discovered the Cthulhu Mythos in the D&D 1e "Deities and Demigods" that I've been fascinated by his stories.


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To me, a writer must first be readable. Lovecraft was horrible at prose. He just was bad at stories. His characters were shallow, his antagonists were one-dimensional, and he used the excuse "it's just unknowable" far too often when he wrote. He also used a poor literary style, and for every person who tries to say "well it was a hundred years ago" - so was Brave New World and 1984, and those are classics I could read over and over again.

I used the Ed Greenwood example because he wrote the Forgotten Realms. But without R.A. Salvatore, Elaine Cunningham, Paul S. Kemp, Troy Denning and more, it would be the worst book series in fantasy.

Elminster is Superman without the Kryptonite. He's Saitama without the ennui. He's just a f*@*ing Mary Sue, and his stories have no drama, because that's another form of bad writing - writing without conflict. And Elminster was all of Greenwood's books.

Compare that to Salvatore's Drizzt, who's a complex character (albeit stolen constantly by RP players) from a horrid background pushing against racial expectations, and constantly in danger from threats beyond his ability.

It doesn't make the Forgotten Realms any less fascinating or in depth, but holy s+$&, is their creator a s!%*ty writer.

Writing =/= World Creation. The two can and often do overlap, but they're not the same thing. When Tracy Hickman came up with the world of Krynn, he at least had the decency to let Margaret Weis do all the writing. (I'm not 100% sure on this, but I've read other Weis solo books, and her style bleeds through in Dragonlance, while her own worlds are...shallow and boring.)

So when I say that Lovecraft was a bad writer, I mean he was terrible at the craft of writing a good narrative story that the reader uses for pure entertainment purposes.


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I understand where you're coming from, but I still enjoy his stories immensely and can read them over and over, something that is rare for me these days. His poetry on the other hand.....


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I understand where you're coming from, but I still enjoy his stories immensely and can read them over and over, something that is rare for me these days. His poetry on the other hand.....

I like Nemesis. But that’s probably because of the whole Piano Man thing.

And I can’t help but read Vagrant Erudite’s lengthy treatise in Comic Book Guy’s voice... Ordering people who like something to admit it’s bad... Classic Jeff Albertson!


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
quibblemuch wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Tardigrades. Tardigrades are the hidden geniuses behind all things.
And they’re adorable!
They're the octopedal teddy bears of the microbe world!

Or if you've seen Star Trek: Discover, they're the intergalactic-teleporting grizzly bears of the universe. Except with more claws and grumpier.


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I did see that one. I was really hesitant to watch the series but I really like it. And the giant space tardigrade episodes were great.


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I am beyond annoyance and into vexation over the Kineticist. It doesn't make any bloody sense to me. I've posted in the Advice subforum for help because I want to create a Geomancer for my game Friday.

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Yeah, I've run into some weird things with the Kineticist. Really strong in experienced hands with some abilities that just come out of nowhere at you.


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Up in the Advice subforum I was pointed to a guide by N. Jolly. It looks to be exactly what I need.


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quibblemuch wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I understand where you're coming from, but I still enjoy his stories immensely and can read them over and over, something that is rare for me these days. His poetry on the other hand.....

I like Nemesis. But that’s probably because of the whole Piano Man thing.

And I can’t help but read Vagrant Erudite’s lengthy treatise in Comic Book Guy’s voice... Ordering people who like something to admit it’s bad... Classic Jeff Albertson!

I do a decent impression.

Not of his voice, but when I'm eating.

(Actually, I do his voice pretty decent, too.)

Thank God I cut my ponytail off years ago.


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The favorites seem to be very generous on this thread.


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Yo.

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