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MisterVimes

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About MisterVimes

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    Semi-retired Post Machine
  • Birthday 05/07/1965

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  • Biography
    A scholar in a warrior's body, poet without a pen, gentleman rogue, gothic gunslinger. If this were the 1700s I would be waylaying travelers for their money and stealing a kiss as I rode away. They'd have hanged me, but the people would have cried.
  • Occupation
    Change Management at a firm that makes artificial money -- legally.
  1. Re: What Have You Watched Recently? I'd forgotten the other two (and tried to forget Legend of the Rangers). I'll order them as well.
  2. Re: A Thread for Random Videos This made me go look for SNL's "Die Foreigner Die!" clip, but I couldn't find it.
  3. Re: "Neat" Pictures I did. It was behind the beef-jerky.
  4. Re: "Neat" Pictures Nope. We speak 'Murrican.
  5. Re: The cranky thread Only on paper.
  6. Re: The cranky thread You worked at my company?
  7. Re: What Have You Watched Recently? The Stallone version nailed the sets and even had an appearance by an ABC Warrior. Beautiful to look at. Bad plot and acting. The Urban version lacked on sets. It was, however, perfect on plot and characterization.
  8. Re: The cranky thread By comparison to the things going on with other people, this is a minor issue, so, I apologize if this seems petty, but I am really angry right now. This requires some setup. In 1996 I joined a live-action LARP group. Three-day events in the woods took place about 8-10 months a year. I attended most of them until 2001 and then I took a four year break. I had a really simple policy: Real Life was always more important than pretend. I was divorced, so, if I had the kids on a LARP weekend, I didn't LARP. If someone was having a birthday or I had made prior plans, I didn't LARP. After my second divorce, I returned and played from 2006-2010 and then I quit. It wasn't fun to me anymore. Most of my social group still plays and that's fine. I cancel my weekend gaming session when there is a LARP event and Jen and I travel or have an adventure or work on building things in my shop. It's really no big deal. Over the Dragon*Con weekend (labor Day weekend) some friends got married that live about two hours away. A LARGE number of people asked the couple to reschedule their wedding. W.T.F? Seriously? So, we left Dragon*Con, drove to the wedding, attended, hugged people, and drove back to Atlanta. Because that's what adults do. They put Real Life ahead of other concerns. Yesterday,Jen had (months ago) planned a get together and invited 30 people. After we'd made the plans and people committed, it was decided that there would be a one-night-only LARP event starting late last night. 10 of the 30 people showed up and all of them were gone by 8 pm to go to this LARP event. Mildly irritating, but what the heck. When I found out about the LARP event, I asked, specifically, if today's game should be canceled and was told: No, we'll all make it. So, I stayed up last night (after the party) putting the final touches on this game, and I slept until 9 am (which is late for me). I woke up to two text messages from people saying that they are not going to make it today due to staying up so late LARPing. I am so pissed right now. I love my friends, but it's like dealing with a bunch of junkies or cultists. I could keep rambling, but it's kind of pointless. I am ranting to all of you to keep from blowing up on them in a public forum (that they would see), because that's not how adults behave. But, seriously, every time these people, my friends. ask me to do something, and I commit to it, I am there and these ARE my friends, they are good friends, excepting for this one behavior. I'm through ranting now.
  9. Re: What Have You Watched Recently? So far. We just hit season three. I hear that it gets wobbly toward the end. It's spy drama with fringe science. I see a lot of the ideas that ended up on the show Fringe that began with Alias.
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