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That is a greeveiyous mistake, indeed.


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quibblemuch wrote:

TVs in waiting rooms. That seem always to be set to home shows with the worst humans on Earth. Loud.

Why?

“Here. While you’re waiting for a painful procedure or possibly terminal diagnosis, listen to this person complain that they want space for their Hummel figurines while their partner wants a pool table and they can’t have both and still get a 1700s Colonial with all-new fixtures in a cute neighborhood walking distance from both their job and an artisanal Mason jar store.”

The last time I went to the hospital for a surgery they had it set for the Food Network. Remember, I hadn't eaten ALL DAY.


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So, they're going by the old, "slow torture" methods of medicine, then? Sounds legit!


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What's something weird that annoys you?

I slept through my alarm to pick up my boys from school today.

While I was sitting at the computer.

Which was blasting rock music.

And Norsemen was playing on the tv.

DANG it.


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(I did pick up my kids, today, I was just late.)


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
PM'd.

Send me one?


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Sent.


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Now you're just taunting people.

I'm telling on you!

(I'm not actually telling.)


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Thanks!!


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Sent.

Art.


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Thank you, thank you. I'm here all day, folks! Don't forget to tip your servers. They spend an average of $200 a week on penicillin.


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Having good hearing is something weird that annoys me. I would much prefer not being able to be woken up at 3am by someone upstairs doing anything more than sitting motionless. I have earplugs. They are not enough.

Shadow Lodge

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Seeing Sidero reminded me of one.

Having every "Nature vs Technology" plot cast Technology as the villain.

I'm going to find a story with that basic premise where Nature is the villain, even if I have to write it myself.


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Orthos wrote:

Seeing Sidero reminded me of one.

Having every "Nature vs Technology" plot cast Technology as the villain.

I'm going to find a story with that basic premise where Nature is the villain, even if I have to write it myself.

In a way, "To Build a Fire" by Jack London - if you cast nature as an antagonist rather than villain and accept "man make fire" as technology.

Shadow Lodge

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Just barely. I'd prefer something more definitive and/or modern, tbh.


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How large swaths of society starts misspelling the same words the same way. It's "definitely" and definitely not "definately".


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On an semirelated note I appreciate the use of the word 'swaths'


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Oh!

When someone says the following:

You take X, and times it by 3

No! Bad! I don't care how petty I look.


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Orthos wrote:
Just barely. I'd prefer something more definitive and/or modern, tbh.

The Grey? Wasn’t that where Liam Neeson punches nature a lot?

And don’t disaster movies all cast Nature as the villain with only plucky science nerds to save us?

Shadow Lodge

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quibblemuch wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Just barely. I'd prefer something more definitive and/or modern, tbh.

The Grey? Wasn’t that where Liam Neeson punches nature a lot?

And don’t disaster movies all cast Nature as the villain with only plucky science nerds to save us?

I've never heard of the Grey, admittedly.

Yes and no. The plucky science nerds do save us, but it's usually feamed - at least within my lifetime - that nature is rampaging because of something humans did and we deserved this on some level.


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quibblemuch wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Just barely. I'd prefer something more definitive and/or modern, tbh.

The Grey? Wasn’t that where Liam Neeson punches nature a lot?

And don’t disaster movies all cast Nature as the villain with only plucky science nerds to save us?

I don't really like the Grey because it grossly mischaracterizes wolves and falsehoods about them and their behavior. Those aren't wolves, those are demons that look like giant wolves.

I do think about the disaster movies though. Surviving the tsunami relies heavily on modern technology and communication.


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MageHunter wrote:
quibblemuch wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Just barely. I'd prefer something more definitive and/or modern, tbh.

The Grey? Wasn’t that where Liam Neeson punches nature a lot?

And don’t disaster movies all cast Nature as the villain with only plucky science nerds to save us?

I don't really like the Grey because it grossly mischaracterizes wolves and falsehoods about them and their behavior. Those aren't wolves, those are demons that look like giant wolves.

If it makes you feel any better, the movie also egregiously misrepresented the behavior and capabilities of Liam Neeson.

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quibblemuch wrote:
If it makes you feel any better, the movie also egregiously misrepresented the behavior and capabilities of Liam Neeson.

Now I want to see a movie that conflates all of his career into one film.

"A bunch of wolves kidnap his daughter and he loses his head in the last act..."

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Scintillae wrote:
Mispronunciation of the word "grievous." I hear way too many people adding a third syllable to make it "griev-i-ous." No. Bad.

Ugh, mispronunciations are my kryptonite.

Nool-cleyur? <flails around with cane> No! (But whether you pronounce it po-tay-to or po-tah-to, or call it soda, tonic or pop, or a sub, grinder or hoagie, is between you and your God.)

People who pronounce Drow like bow also grind my gears.

:)


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Drow is pronounced like cow. In an 80s issue of Dragon Magazine this question was asked of Skip Williams, who ran the Sage Advice column for the magazine. He answered "like cow" and that's been the yard stick by which I've judged players...lol. He made it official so "cow" it stays.


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Temperate zones annoy me.

The tropics are too hot, the poles are too cold, and you’d think in between them you’d find the Goldilocks “just right” zone. But no. Instead it’s hot enough the tarmac sticks to your feet half the year, and cold enough your feet stick to the tarmac the other.


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It’s just, there’s altogether too much tarmac, and too much sticking.


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Asmodeus' Advocate wrote:
It’s just, there’s altogether too much tarmac, and too much sticking.

... so... you're saying... if you shaped... the tarmac... into a... live teddy bear... size... and gave it... an orange... leather... cap...

... you'd have a "sticky Wicket?"


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Drow is pronounced like cow. In an 80s issue of Dragon Magazine this question was asked of Skip Williams, who ran the Sage Advice column for the magazine. He answered "like cow" and that's been the yard stick by which I've judged players...lol. He made it official so "cow" it stays.

Yes. "Drow" sounds like "cow" and "how" and "now".

This is a hill I will die on.

(Man's gotta have a code.)


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I always rhyme it with cow but leave the O silent.


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What?


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...God, I've actually gotten old enough to do a "kids these days" rant. That bothers me.


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Distressed jeans. Especially designer distressed jeans.

Why would you pay an extra $20 or so to buy clothes with holes in them? It makes no sense! If you want them that badly, get a pair from Wal-Mart for cheap and cut them yourself! And I see more of those than normal jeans at school.


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Scintillae wrote:

Distressed jeans. Especially designer distressed jeans.

Why would you pay an extra $20 or so to buy clothes with holes in them? It makes no sense! If you want them that badly, get a pair from Wal-Mart for cheap and cut them yourself! And I see more of those than normal jeans at school.

Look. I know you were alive in the 90s.

(But, to be fair, I complained bitterly about it back then, too.)

Shadow Lodge

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Tacticslion wrote:
Scintillae wrote:

Distressed jeans. Especially designer distressed jeans.

Why would you pay an extra $20 or so to buy clothes with holes in them? It makes no sense! If you want them that badly, get a pair from Wal-Mart for cheap and cut them yourself! And I see more of those than normal jeans at school.

Look. I know you were alive in the 90s.

(But, to be fair, I complained bitterly about it back then, too.)

And they were stupid then too.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Scintillae wrote:

Distressed jeans. Especially designer distressed jeans.

Why would you pay an extra $20 or so to buy clothes with holes in them? It makes no sense! If you want them that badly, get a pair from Wal-Mart for cheap and cut them yourself! And I see more of those than normal jeans at school.

Look. I know you were alive in the 90s.

(But, to be fair, I complained bitterly about it back then, too.)

I had jeans with holes in them as a kid. Said holes were acquired from wear and tear on proper, hole-less jeans from playing outside and running around.


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Something weird that annoys me? Every time someone starts a discussion thread about an upcoming movie or TV series and they include "trailer" in the thread title. No. No, no, no, NO. We're going to be using the same thread to be discussing the actual movie or show when it becomes available, so plan accordingly, thread creator!


Scintillae wrote:

Distressed jeans. Especially designer distressed jeans.

Why would you pay an extra $20 or so to buy clothes with holes in them? It makes no sense! If you want them that badly, get a pair from Wal-Mart for cheap and cut them yourself! And I see more of those than normal jeans at school.

Tacticslion wrote:

Look. I know you were alive in the 90s.

(But, to be fair, I complained bitterly about it back then, too.)

Orthos wrote:
And they were stupid then too.
Scintillae wrote:
I had jeans with holes in them as a kid. Said holes were acquired from wear and tear on proper, hole-less jeans from playing outside and running around.

You know, I agree with both of you. It's just funny because Scint's first post sounds like she's just discovering that it's a thing now. XD

(But, man, it was weird when my "poor kid" jeans suddenly made me quasi-popular, or whatever the opposite of that is, when people suggest you're pretending to be popular? I don't know, I wasn't cool enough to learn such terminology.)

Shadow Lodge

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Nowadays the term is either "hipster" or "tryhard".


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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Something weird that annoys me? Every time someone starts a discussion thread about an upcoming movie or TV series and they include "trailer" in the thread title. No. No, no, no, NO. We're going to be using the same thread to be discussing the actual movie or show when it becomes available, so plan accordingly, thread creator!

Whereas I and my trailerphile friends are sick and tired of you lousy cinematons gunking up our discussions with all your "plot" and "performances" and "scenes" and whatnot. Feh! Feh I say! EVERYONE KNOWS THE TRAILERS ARE THE ONLY GOOD PARTS OF MOVIES! GET OFF MAH LAWN!

*shakes withered fist*

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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Drow is pronounced like cow. In an 80s issue of Dragon Magazine this question was asked of Skip Williams, who ran the Sage Advice column for the magazine. He answered "like cow" and that's been the yard stick by which I've judged players...lol. He made it official so "cow" it stays.

You murdered my joke!

Another weird thing that annoys me, jokes that need to be explained, or having to elucidate a chuckle-worthy thought that is never nearly funny enough to survive the build-up.

"No, actually it *wasn't* funnier in my head. But you seemed relentless in needing to know every idle thought that flits through my head..."


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Sorry about b!*#&@~sing the joke!


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Sorry about b~@@@&@sing the joke!

Is that pronounced b~@@@&@sing as in "cow" or "snow"?


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Tacticslion wrote:
Scintillae wrote:

Distressed jeans. Especially designer distressed jeans.

Why would you pay an extra $20 or so to buy clothes with holes in them? It makes no sense! If you want them that badly, get a pair from Wal-Mart for cheap and cut them yourself! And I see more of those than normal jeans at school.

Tacticslion wrote:

Look. I know you were alive in the 90s.

(But, to be fair, I complained bitterly about it back then, too.)

Orthos wrote:
And they were stupid then too.
Scintillae wrote:
I had jeans with holes in them as a kid. Said holes were acquired from wear and tear on proper, hole-less jeans from playing outside and running around.

You know, I agree with both of you. It's just funny because Scint's first post sounds like she's just discovering that it's a thing now. XD

(But, man, it was weird when my "poor kid" jeans suddenly made me quasi-popular, or whatever the opposite of that is, when people suggest you're pretending to be popular? I don't know, I wasn't cool enough to learn such terminology.)

Hah, no it was a reaction to a kid complaining how cold my classroom was...and her jeans were almost more hole than fabric. Like...duh? No wonder you're cold.


Hah! Literally just saw that!


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Orthos wrote:
Nowadays the term is either "hipster" or "tryhard".

In fairness, I *am* a tryhard. But, no, I just had broken jeans.


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Orthos wrote:

Seeing Sidero reminded me of one.

Having every "Nature vs Technology" plot cast Technology as the villain.

I'm going to find a story with that basic premise where Nature is the villain, even if I have to write it myself.

Jim Butcher's "Codex of Alerica" series kinda sorta has nature as a bad guy. I mean, it's nature versus magic, in a way.

Shadow Lodge

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The Vagrant Erudite wrote:
Orthos wrote:

Seeing Sidero reminded me of one.

Having every "Nature vs Technology" plot cast Technology as the villain.

I'm going to find a story with that basic premise where Nature is the villain, even if I have to write it myself.

Jim Butcher's "Codex of Alerica" series kinda sorta has nature as a bad guy. I mean, it's nature versus magic, in a way.

Huh, I never thought of it that way but it kinda does.

Admittedly I was rather distracted by the whole "the Vord are totally reskinned Zerg" thing.


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People who try to convince me that I should listen to certain music just because they like it. I was actually FB trolled by a guy because I said I didn't like the rock music of the 90s. There were a tiny handful of bands and artists I liked then but it's very short list. This guy just wouldn't give up trying to make me like the grunge era and other such artists. I finally got rude with him and shut him up. Oy.


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What about Screaming Trees.

Next to a hive of bees.

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