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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
It's a beautiful day. The flowers are blooming, the trees are budding, the birds are...birdsing. And the wasps are swarming, looking for new places to build their hate-filled strongholds of pain. Good thing I don't like to be outside.

Just do what I do and wear a swarmsuit everywhere you go. At only twenty lbs, it's well within carrying capacity even for a low strength character like me. It lowers your speed a bit, but that only really matters in combat - if your DM's a jerk, they might double your odds of a random encounter since it takes you twice as long to get places, but that just means more exp - and by your level you really should really have some sort of magical flight for in-combat mobility.


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1d4 ⇒ 2 goblin babies would rather endure multiple wasp stings instead of eye bees (do not click if squeamish).


1d4 Goblin Babies wrote:
1d4 goblin babies would rather endure multiple wasp stings instead of eye bees (do not click if squeamish).

Yeah...I heard about that...just no. That's a hard no.


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1d4 Goblin Babies wrote:
1d4 goblin babies would rather endure multiple wasp stings instead of eye bees (do not click if squeamish).

I wondered what all the buzz was about.


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Dizzydoo42 wrote:
Ragadolf wrote:

Oi Vay! Today!

I swear I thought this was the longest week ever.
THEN, I realized it was TUESDAY!

>_<

We are all just time-travelers, living in this very moment and all too soon to be born into the next moment and the present has now passed into the past. We can only remember the past, we can only plan for the future, the only moment that matters is this one, what are you going to do.

We are travelers in both time and space with the whole world to see. waaaaooooo waaaaooooo!


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Professor Ludwig von Duckenhowe wrote:
We are travelers in both time and space with the whole world to see. waaaaooooo waaaaooooo!

Who can save us from this unfortunate state of affairs? No one if not (drumroll) DOCTOR BEES!


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No! Not the bees!

I actually saw the movie for the first time the other day and... Wow that was bad.


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"Covered in Bees!" -- Eddie Izzard


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I am stung by these inflammatory statements about bees, be kind you all.


Could I get some folks to go the Advice thread and take a look at the quandary I've posted there? It's this thread:

Help Me Arrange These Into a Coherent Adventure

Halp!


Dizzydoo42 wrote:
Ragadolf wrote:

Oi Vay! Today!

I swear I thought this was the longest week ever.
THEN, I realized it was TUESDAY!

>_<

We are all just time-travelers, living in this very moment and all too soon to be born into the next moment and the present has now passed into the past. We can only remember the past, we can only plan for the future, the only moment that matters is this one, what are you going to do.

... this is starting to sound like some Time Cube nonsense....


Time Cube? I know of no such thing (tries to Bluff party into thinking this while attempting to hide it).


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Ya'all need to BEEhave.

I don' know if'n my heart kin BEE takin' much more of this,...

Ah think it's TIME to BEE heading to bed,...

;P


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Orthos wrote:
Dizzydoo42 wrote:
We are all just time-travelers, living in this very moment and all too soon to be born into the next moment and the present has now passed into the past. We can only remember the past, we can only plan for the future, the only moment that matters is this one, what are you going to do.
... this is starting to sound like some Time Cube nonsense....

I saw Time Cube Nunsense at the Liberty Theater in Eunice, Louisiana back in '96. It was pretty good, although the third act surprise where the Outer God V'i'chy-S'soise eats the audience really cut into the repeat showings.


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I’m too sexy for this thread
Too sexy for this thread
So sexy and red.


Monkey Santa may be becoming an issue. He's getting uppity.


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You shouldn't have said that where he could hear you.


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The Campaign for Monkey Discipline has to start somewhere.


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<_<

>_>

No one expects The Simian Inquisition.


The Continuing Saga of a Man, His Knee, and His Heart

Saw the cardiologist yesterday. I had a bone to pick with him about not letting me have the knee surgery last week. But in the last week or so I've gotten to where I can barely breathe even with almost no physical exertion and I'm having chest pains on the right side. So he is scheduling a chemical stress test for me to see if I have a clogged artery. If that's the case then I'll have to have another stent. And if that's the case then I won't be able to have the surgery to repair the meniscus in my left knee.

So not the best of news yesterday. But our games start back up on Saturday after our month long hiatus. I'm pretty excited about that.


That's tough news about the knee, Cal - with any luck, the heart situation will be under control shortly.

Hope the game goes well - will you be posting updates?


Ugh. Sorry to hear it Cal. That sucks.


Ugh indeed. Sorry Cal.
Best wishes and hope you get it all fixed soon!

On the subject of hearts, if you want to see entertainment akin to the best that WWF/WWE has to offer, go to any American Heart Association convention and watch the 'Surgeons' and the 'Stents' battle it out over which way is better/worse!
:)

Also funny, they post large signs outside the building the event is in, "This is a NON SMOKING event" and you see all of the older doctors leaning on the signs, smoking like a chimney.
;P

Have a good weekend all!


Oof. Get that heart situation under control so you can walk again. Of course, it could very well be stress causing the heart issues - get upset about the knee enough and with an already weakened/compromised cardiovascular situation...well...downward spiral. There's a huge mental component to getting through it all as much as physical.

Remember that heart is more important than knee, regardless of the daily discomfort and outright pain. Priorities.


I'm sure the stress is adding to the heart issues, for sure. But I had a heart attack last February and a stent placed in March, so now I have a history of heart problems. Greeeeaaaat... :)


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Limeylongears wrote:

That's tough news about the knee, Cal - with any luck, the heart situation will be under control shortly.

Hope the game goes well - will you be posting updates?

Of the game? Sure I can. Of my medical drama, probably to everyone's chagrin. :)


So I'm less than thrilled by the fact that I probably won't be able to game. Admittedly I'm getting paid for not be able to go (my neighbor just needs me to check on her dog(s) at noon Saturday and Sunday), but even if that wasn't the case, I'd still probably feel bad leaving Mom to deal with Galway, Rory and now CONWY (who is back because my brother can't leave his dog at home and my sister-in-law's family [her 80+ year old grandma and her mom] aren't really that keen on dogs. ) At least not that I've seen.

So yeah...Also I'm not going to be able to make the following Sunday BUT I do feel okay about that since a) Conwy won't be here and b) my neighbor's up the street dog Del reminds me (coloration wise) of my first dog. So there's that.

Overall, April hasn't been that kind for me gaming wise.


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Really hate to hear that, Thomas. Hopefully, things will change a bit and you'll be throwing dice soon.


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Well I got something for May. I just hope that nothing work wise comes up and I have to bow out.


We're having our first game in a month tomorrow. We had to take a break.


Rain, rain, rain. From October until now I can't recall any time in my life when it rained so often and so much. Now I like rainy days, don't get me wrong. But the dogs don't and it makes walking them a pain in the butt. And we're forecast to have some pretty severe thunderstorms, too, which means Rosie, who weighs about 80 lbs, will be all up in my business tonight during the game. She doesn't like the sky booms.


One of our cats is afraid of all forms of moving air.


Poor kitty.


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Vulphrenex, an alien thought-scavenger.


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Ragadolf wrote:

Also funny, they post large signs outside the building the event is in, "This is a NON SMOKING event" and you see all of the older doctors leaning on the signs, smoking like a chimney.

;P

Years ago, I read of a woman who set up a conference - in Seattle, I think, on the subject of various addictions and what might be done about them. There was on one day a panel of doctors to discuss this. The hotel, knowing the subject, thought it would be good to put out fruit and juice instead of coffee. Several of the doctors refused to proceed without their coffee. :-)


Ed Reppert wrote:
Ragadolf wrote:

Also funny, they post large signs outside the building the event is in, "This is a NON SMOKING event" and you see all of the older doctors leaning on the signs, smoking like a chimney.

;P
Years ago, I read of a woman who set up a conference - in Seattle, I think, on the subject of various addictions and what might be done about them. There was on one day a panel of doctors to discuss this. The hotel, knowing the subject, thought it would be good to put out fruit and juice instead of coffee. Several of the doctors refused to proceed without their coffee. :-)

And the womon's presentation consisted of, "And I rest my case."

:)


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Heh, before Katrina I worked for one of the 2 largest Decorating/Av/Convention companies in America, and I lived in New Orleans, so we tended to get a majority of the largest (and a LOT of smaller) conventions through there.
SHort version, I have worked a LOT of conventions. But one of my favorite/most memorable was,...
The Beer Wholesalers Convention.

Yes, an entire weekend of people discussing and exhorting the importance of, "Getting the scientific community to invest in research studies on the benefit of consuming Beer in moderation as they have done with studies of wine."
I cannot make this stuff up.

While it was one of the smaller conventions I worked, it was also the ONLY one to serve BEER at all of the refreshment breaks instead of coffee, coke, tea or juice.

Oh yes, and the ONLY one where the client insisted that we were not only allowed, but encouraged, to drink beer while on the job.
;P


For a short time, there was an HP call center here in my hometown. Every night a cart was wheeled around to all the workers with different soft drinks and beer on it. For free.


Right now I could use a less defective dog....

Story for the day; Galway has never been a friendly dog to many people. There are a few other dogs he likes (including Conwy though we're careful to keep them separate and chaperoned when they're together.) But you know, I like to think as he is my dog, he's a good dog. Tonight's episode might change that for some. I dunno. I do know that after my brother and sister-in-law came back from visiting her grandma and mother, I was feeling...relieved? I think? Yeah I think relief because I was looking forward to having quieter mornings and certainly less refereeing dogs than I have been this weekend. So after Mom and I settled on dinner (left overs for me, a sandwich for her) I was prepared to do the usual "Well I guess I better walk them..." Now it's a fact there are a lot of dogs in our neighborhood. Not all of them live on the same part of our rather full of bends and turns road. But usually because I'm observant, I keep a sharp eye out on the time and places I am to keep a clear idea of which dogs are where in relation to walks.

So naturally I had 0 idea that the people that live like 15 houses down and across from us with their little weiner dogs were walking BACK down our street. Mostly because Galway barks at them while in the house. He didn't but again it was late in the evening and I didn't expect to run into ANYONE after 7 pm.

So when I saw them coming down our street I immediately (though admittedly my brain didn't realize it at the time...) start to try to get our dogs BACK in the house to let them go by... As I tried to do, Galway and Rory both started to pull back and then Galway (with his lead STILL on him and in his harness) ran up the street and basically JUMPED on one of the weiner dogs. Scaring everyone (me, the weiner dog, the guy walking the dog AND his two daughters). My neighbor across the street was there to help me wrangle Rory (who I still had a hold of) while I tried to chase down Galway....

So in the space of ...probably 5 minutes my dog Galway went from annoyance to vicious.. I still don't know what condition the other dog is in. I don't even know if we'll get sued or not. What I do know is now I can't really look at him the same way I used....and I'm just really frustrated by that...


Oh, no...


Yeah...I mean I still love this dog. (Even though I didn't start out that way) but now that this occurred...I just wonder if bad things might happen because of it...


Hey, Housemates! How's it going?


I'm sure most of you have seen this news already, but it's worth repeating for those who have not. In Paris, Notre Dame cathedral is burning and is forecast to be completely destroyed. The spire has already fallen.

Notre Dame Destroyed


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Damn. Do they know what started the fire?


Ed Reppert wrote:
Damn. Do they know what started the fire?

As of the latest thing I've read, they don't, though they suspect it's somehow related to the restoration work being done on it.


I hope it isn't destroyed.

Good news on the dog front; Galway only JUMPED the dog, therefore it was uninjured (or at least the vet treating the dog didn't find any wounds.) So that at least lowers my fears of a police complaint followed by anything else that isn't "We'd need to see evidence." or something like that.

I am still going to be VERY cautious about taking Galway out on a long lead, even in our yard.


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I'm really glad nothing bad really happened.

I keep my dogs on short leashes regardless. I have them on 6' leads so that if necessary I can more easily pull them back if necessary. They've never attacked another animal or even barked at one. I don't know how I managed to train them to do that but I get compliments on it every time we meet a new dog walker.


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Well I was (until very recently) as fan of those extended retractable type leashes. But now having had Galway act like a jerk, I'm reconsidering that stance.

I just have to make sure to be better prepared for him to pull some times. Especially around other dogs.


I'm really glad nothing bad really happened.

I keep my dogs on short leashes regardless. I have them on 6' leads so that if necessary I can more easily pull them back. They've never attacked another animal or even barked at one. I don't know how I managed to train them to do that but I get compliments on it every time we meet a new dog walker.


I dunno either but I think it's just that some dogs don't go around charging at other dogs for...reasons. I can't explain it even after having 6 dogs.

Also it seems while the roof on Notre Dame is gone, the famous bell towers seem to be still structurally intact. So here's hoping they can find a big enough tarp to cover it and eventually get more funds to do a BETTER job at restoration.

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