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    wcw43921

    Funny Pics II: The Revenge

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    Ternaugh

    Coronavirus

    My co-worker was really pulling for us to be sent home today on a mini-vacation, but our boss relayed the message that IT techs are considered essential staff, and we're probably going to work through much of our shutdown. Many of the folks in other "non-essential" departments are finalizing their wrap-up, and won't be joining us again until we get an all-clear to reopen. Our lunch today was in the Cafe, and Chef made us some awesome meals, though it's probably boxed lunches from now on, as there won't be a lot of folks still on property every day. It had a bit of a Jurassic Park ice cream vibe to me, as we were offered various treats to go with our meals. We noticed that the ever-present background music was turned off when we went to do some computer maintenance after lunch on the floor. Now, the silence is only broken by the occasional disabled slot machine still running its programming to attract non-existent guests, or the creaking of a still-rotating signboard, its video display already turned off. I'm probably going to have to carry my earbuds for when I go on the floor, just so that I can have a little background music and drown out the ghosts.
  3. 3 points
    Hermit

    Coronavirus

  4. 2 points
    Angel of Death sounds really good to me right now.
  5. 2 points
    I am a Dragon. I will be a Silver Dragon when I graduate from mystery school.
  6. 2 points
    ScottishFox

    Coronavirus

    The doctors at covidtrial dot io have apparently come up with a solid treatment using already available medications. Granted the sample size is small, but the results look amazing.
  7. 2 points
    Old Man

    Funny Pics II: The Revenge

  8. 2 points
    Duke Bushido

    In other news...

    One explosive blat of noise without power and then you spend ten minutes trying to get it running again?
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    See? _This_ guy (I assume; apologies if I'm too badly wrong ) gets it! Small bites! I don't know that it will take years, but there again: I will _never_ know, because like so many of us old fossils, I started with 1e, played a couple of years, 2e came out, played it for a couple of years--- you see where this is going. I _had_ those years, and the _only_ way to learn back then was to take small bites, so..... Doesn't matter: it takes as long as it takes, period, and not one bit longer. I _can_ say this, because it applies to learning pretty much anything: The more of it you try to learn at once, the harder it's going to be to learn _any_ of it. Cut the thing down to what _you_ want to focus on. Notice I didn't say "the basics." That's because what's "basic" to you might not be basic to me, etc, etc. shave it down to what your personal core is. Try it. Once your all comfy, add a couple more things. Got comfy again? Add a little more. Small bites. You don't _ever_ "must" have the whole damned system in play. Thanks for clearing that up; my GM Sense was tingling. Okay, fine: my GM heart was seizing, but my extremities were tingling and things went kinda red-and-muddy-green there for a moment or two, and that's about the same, right? That. So much _that_. In all sincerity, unless a group has played together a few times before, I don't usually let anyone do that "eowh so dyark and mysteeryis" crap. It never works out well, because the other players tend to just assume "Oh; he's playing a dick" and tend to sort of cut Emo Man out of the bulk of their inter-character interaction, and Emo Man never really figures out why..... I find this problem far less likely to come up in groups familiar with one another, as they are usually completely able to understand "oh; he's doing a bit, and it'll all come out in the wash soon enough." One of the many great things about Session Zero or Character Generation Parties is that the GM has a chance to very specifically spell out mandates and forbiddens for characters-- things like "you're character _must_ be a team player" or "willing to team up with new people" or "not be a dick." Those are valid. You might even throw out "you have all known each other for about six months (in or out of costume, or both-- your choice), but you are tasked with deciding how." _That_ stops a _lot_ of that eyowh sew mysteeryis crap right there. Another thing to be aware of, as this happens more often than it doesn't: the player has come up with some particular power or construct that he is _supremely_ proud of. Quite often, he tends to think that it's far more clever or far more devastating than it really is. He is waiting for what he feels is the "just absolutely perfect moment" to break it out and show it off. This goes one of two ways: Like when you hoarde all the really good guns and really big health packs when you're playing a video game, waiting until you _really need_ that one specific thing because nothing else can do what it does as well as it does, and then suddenly the game is over, the boss is defeated, and you're going "what the heck?! I didn't even get to _use_ that cool stuff!" I've seen that happen too many times. "But Duke, you're job as the GM is to make sure that each player has the upturn--- Shut up! Just shut up. I have him fifteen opportunities, scattered throughout the course of the summer. _HE_ didn't _UTILIZE_ them, and short of saying "Hey, Randy, this is a great time to do the thing now!", there just isn't anything I can do to make him change his mind. The other side of the coin (which I have seen a lot of as well, and I hate to say this, but it makes me giggle a bit, simply because the player has generally being something of a smug jackass, knowing he had his ace-in-the-hole mega-build: It doesn't work. Or it works, but not well. Or it just doesn't do the thing, period. Of course, he's been super-secret about it the whole damned time, so the other players are totally lost as to why he doesn't nothing while they all get their faces eaten and he starts whining and moaning about why no one else is helping because he can't get his head wrapped around the idea that they actually have NO DAMNED IDEA what's supposed to be happening or what you're trying to do, rendering them incapable of helping even if they want to...... But your game; your rules, and good luck to you, Sir.
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    Certified

    Funny Pics II: The Revenge

    Well.. I found it funny. "You filthy disgusting Humans! " - Zim.
  11. 2 points
    I would like to be a self-made billionaire.
  12. 1 point
    death tribble

    Coronavirus

    The PM ordered pubs, cinemas and gyms to close from tonight. This will be reviewed on a monthly basis.
  13. 1 point
    Steve

    Coronavirus

    Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate is a less toxic variant that is also being made available. There's a company called Teva Pharmaceutical that is donating 10 million tabs of it as a potential treatment of COVID-19.
  14. 1 point
    ScottishFox

    Coronavirus

    On the super positive side they've run case studies in three different countries and they're having 100% success rate with Chloroquine (Malaria drug) and Azithromycin (z-pack - common as common gets). They're currently trying to race approval through the FDA and get local manufacture of the Chloroquine in the USA. This thing might be beat in the very near future. Apocalypse averted.
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  16. 1 point
    L. Marcus

    Coronavirus

    "Only Nixon could go to China."
  17. 1 point
    dmjalund

    John Wick 5e?

    Nah - if John Wick was a gun magnet, he'd never have to kill people with pencils
  18. 1 point
    Maybe Azathoth. Then everything really is nothing but a bad dream.
  19. 1 point
    Beggars (That's me) can't be choosers Thanks for anything you can do and everything you have. Slime is fun though I sometimes forget to bold his 'texting'. The idea that he finds humans gross but fascinating tickles me but I'm easily amused by myself. I am trying to find a balance for our two co-Captains so they dont' become TOO crazy unreasonable, but at the same time each one of them has their own 'baggage' which they didn't realize they were carrying and this new mentoring is going to bring it out. Also, rookie heroes can be idiots But not Chicken of the Sea, only a few are worthy of that.
  20. 1 point
    Logan.1179

    Funny Pics II: The Revenge

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    A "complete in a book" game for Supers or Fantasy can be done. They have been done. But it means you get boundaries. It may mean you get preconstructed powers/spells and you don't even get to see the mechanics behind them. Perhaps our game has a "Vampirism" power that allows you to touch a target, and reduce his STUN and BOD, while boosting your own, and a "Siphon STR" power that allows you to reduce a target's STR at standard range. Want a ranged Vampirism power, a Siphon DEX power, a slower recovery rate, or any of a myriad of a number of options? Tough beans - this game has Vampirism and Siphon STR. Want more powers and abilities? Buy the entire system to craft your own, or buy the splatbooks and hope the author also thought that would be a cool addition. Mutants and Masterminds is one example. It has a lot of flexibility, and a lot of abilities, but nowhere near what "Full Hero" affords. Marvel Supers (FASERIP) pretty much created new powers every time it created a new character - but you had to pick from the list.
  23. 1 point
    death tribble

    The "Nice Happy" Thread

    For the first time in weeks I have been able to play Farm Heroes. Previously it gave a problem please reload message whereas the prior levels could be played and completed. And I got a level. Huzzah !
  24. 1 point
    Bazza

    A Thread for Random Musings

  25. 1 point
    Old Man

    Coronavirus

  26. 1 point
    We are both aware of someone who did Shape Shift like that, Sir.
  27. 1 point
    I'm a badger, why would I want a downgrade?
  28. 1 point
    I knew someone who did a horror RPG like that. Vaguely Lovecraftian. He said ot worked really well
  29. 1 point
    Michael Hopcroft

    Coronavirus

    At least we've got the Internet and forums to complain on.
  30. 1 point
    Old Man

    Coronavirus

    The poorest of the poor, yes. I don't even know how they'd get you the money if you have no address or tax records.
  31. 1 point
    Cancer

    In other news...

    Hey, I *am* old....
  32. 1 point
    pbemguy

    Superhero Play-By-Email Recruiting

    They laughed when we started the PBEM. Who would want to play by email when we can gather together instead? Who's laughing now?!?! Just kidding. We're a pretty laid back group and we have several players posting. This is purely by email: no forums or anything. The tone is pretty dark but mixed heavily with comedy. There are bonus xp awarded for funny moments and great one-liners. We use Hero 5e. Usually the GM makes all the rolls but we sometimes take a battle and break it down to be really crunchy and use an online dice roller. So we have the best of both worlds. There is a kind of IQ requirement for the group, but that usually sorts itself pretty quickly. (Stop being politically incorrect. Oh right, sorry.) Shoot me a line at pbemguy at yahoo dot calm
  33. 1 point
    Some people have a skewed sense of priorities. Second on SLIME'S LOG by the way. I'm ashamed to admit it, but I do taste like chicken.
  34. 1 point
    I would think the most obvious from this crowd would be "any one of my characters," honestly. But I'm going to buck that and say "Fish Guy!"
  35. 1 point
    You and me both. I hate it when I follow a link to some news item and I get a video instead of text. I want TEXT. A transcript I can skim to see if it's worth my time to read more closely, or to actually watch the video. Usually, I just hit the BACK button and move on. Life is too short to watch a 10 minute video that turns out to be pointless.
  36. 1 point
    Secret from the other players, not the GM. We use a Google group to email one another about the game(s), and discuss characters. He doesn't want his character sheet posted, or for anything more than the bare minimum about his character to be revealed until the game begins. His rationale is that PCs should learn about one another by interacting in the game, which I understand, but it does make it harder to create a cohesive group--especially beforehand.
  37. 1 point
    Hermit

    In other news...

    Moses: The Lord, the Lord Jehovah has given unto you these fifteen... [drops one of the tablets] Moses: Oy! Ten! Ten commandments for all to obey! -History of the World, Part I
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    "You guys put the base in a mall?" Hussar observed after we arrived and got out of the vehicle. Barely two steps and he took wing again, going about twenty feet in the air and looking about the area. "Pretty ingenious, right?" I smiled. The sheer amount of space provided by the arrangement was fantastic. To this day we still had more room than we needed. In fact, we'd easily set up some new bedrooms for the recruits. There would be no need to have them crash in the pads of the absent veterans. "Who even goes to a mall anymore?" He asked with a tone of disdain, "I mean, just order things online or whatever." "A lot of folks would agree with you, which is why we were able to get our hands on a deserted mall," I began to worry Hussar was a bit on the thick side. "Oh yeah, right," His eyes shot about, "I do like some of what you've done to it." Well, good, he was actually let it sink in. The base really was something to see. I had once described it as a mix between Byzantium styles and the interior of the Enterprise D that somehow worked. Now that Hussar was looking around and appreciating the revamp, he seemed a bit less disdainful of it's humble origins. "That's Lady Obsidian's preferences at play mostly," I admitted, "Some of the glass work is absolutely amazing. You see the windows are meant to allow light while still preventing any snooping from-" Before I could continue, Hussar was flying around the place without so much as a by your leave ,checking out just how big it was. A pang of envy hit me. In the water, I am like a living torpedo for speed with all the grace of a sea lion, but on land I can make some long jumps at best or run like an athlete. In a world where it felt like every other person could fly, teleport, or just run at super speed, my land mobility felt somewhat restrained. "If a door is locked it's locked for a reason!" I called out after him instead, and then went looking for Ariana. After all, how much trouble could he get into in here? As far as I knew, the only ones who would be here would be Valerosa, myself, and the new trainees. Pogo had a family thing, Slime was on Patrol, and, actually I wasn't sure what Viewpoint was up to, only that he had informed us he was taking the day off. I suspected he might be visiting family too, but that was just a hunch. It turned out, I wasn't the only one who let a rookie go wander. With a literal hot streak flowing behind her, Trailblazer shot past as she ran from one section of the base to the other. I had seen her file, so I was prepared, more or less, for the sight of her. The aura of flames she produced seemed most pronounced at the top of her head making it hard to make out the hair, and as she ran said flames stretched out like a shadow at setting sun. I observed the floor she passed over, and was relieved to see she wasn't leaving burn marks in the floor. Then again, our base was pretty high tech with plenty of flame retardant materials. "Hello there," I introduced myself in what I Hoped was a friendly but at least semi-professional tone. What happened next was spectacular. You see, most speedsters don't just move fast. They have to have the reflexes, protections, and a certain level of awareness to adapt to that last second change in the obstacles in their path or the shift in terrain. Trailblazer was, it turned out, not used to her enhanced speed. I don't know how quickly she had moved as a partial, but now with her powers fully awakened, I was pretty sure she was going faster than ever before. Even then I'd seen faster folks, but if she were going about sixty miles per hour now, that meant she was probably used to about twenty five miles before getting the gear. So maybe the awareness and the reaction time hadn't really had time to kick in yet. Whatever was to blame, she turned to flash me a smile, but as she did, her legs tangled slightly into each other. Now she could have adjusted for this, if it weren't for the coffee table. The mall had areas to sit down, relax in before, and that hadn't changed just because it was now a superbase. The coffee table was low, and between two chairs. Sometimes we used it for drinks, now and then for card games for two. Lady Obsidian sometimes used it for chess. Trailblazer, already trying to adjust her stance at speeds normally reserved for a highway, didn't see it and struck the thing with the backs of her knees. The poor coffee table broke, even as she flipped mostly over and partly through it, bouncing and making flaming loops that I'm sure from the side probably looked like quite lovely. The accidental artistry ended as the loops broke instead into a bounce bounce and slide until finally she lay flat on her back, still smoldering, and staring up at the ceiling. I? I was to be congratulated. I neither freaked out in a panic that I had 'broke' a rookie by distracting her, nor, to my credit, did I let loose a guffaw at her flaring and fiery fumble footed-ness. I did get alliteratively amused at her expense, sure, but I kept it to myself. I'd like to think this shows I've grown as a person. "Are you okay?" I finally inquired. "Did a member of the New Samaritans just see me crash a table, flip several times, bounce twice, and the skid to a stop on my flaming ass?" She asked me. Okay, at that, a smile slipped out, "One did." "Then I have had better days. Unless you can un-see that?" Trailblazer asked from her prone position. "I don't think I can," I answered honestly, "It's the kind of visual that sticks with you." "Then no, I am not okay," She declared, "I'm just gonna lie here, close my eyes, and pretend this never happened," And then she closed her eyes, just like she said she would. "Get off your ass, stand up, and help clean up the mess you made," A voice snapped like a whip. The accent was wrong, but for a moment I felt like I was twelve at my Aunt Lily's house again. I turned my head and realized why the voice was familiar, and why Aunt Lily sounded like she had a Latina accent. It was Ariana, or more accurately, Valerosa. She strode up to the side of the girl, and looked down, "Or do you need help up?" "No, no," Trailblazer got to her knees, "Sorry, I just -" Her eyes fell on the coffee table which was now broken and singed, "I'll pay for that." Her tone indicated she wasn't sure how. "It's okay," I told her, "We have a budget for furniture replacement." "What isn't okay," Valerosa's tone had gone down from whip crack to more like a lead pipe tapping in a palm, which is to say slightly nicer but not by much, "Is you ignoring me when I tell you that I preferred you let me give you the tour before you race around on your own." Trailblazer looked aghast, "I thought you said let's get a look around?" "Let's, as in let us, as in plural," Ariana specified, "What kind of idiot would let a rookie just go zipping around on his or her own without any supervision in a place with as many delicate things and dangerous rooms as this?" Ever wince so hard you almost gave yourself a headache? Still, I was a bit stunned at this shift in Valerosa. Even in costume, she was normally so loving, so gentle and sweet. "I'm really sorry," Trailblazer said as she hastily gathered up the chunks of the broken table "But I don't know where these go?" "There's a disposal chute right over there," Valerosa said, only now was her tone starting to soften, "We also have some cleaning bots but they're a bit less effective. Now are you physically hurt?" I gave my girlfriend a look. She was just asking that part NOW? If Ariana caught that question in my eyes, she ignored it waiting instead for Trailblazer to answer. "I'm fine, my flames and speed come with a kind of pocket of resistance," Trailblazer answered, and put them in, "Just deeply embarrassed. I'm still not used to going that fast and I forget the difference." I decided to throw the girl a bone, "We all make mistakes, especially in the first few weeks. That's why we're training you." Two other figures approached. Aspirant hung back a bit, surveying the situation with quiet curioisity, but Bramble was ahead of him already coated in that wooden battle form or whatever it was. Then the wood enveloped heroine stopped when she saw all was well, "Someone had an 'and I oop' moment or something?" "Or something," Valerosa shrugged, suddenly acting as if it was done, "It's handled now and won't happen again." Now that sounded a lot more like the angel I was used to waking up next to. Indeed, Trailblazer shot Valerosa a grateful look, then faced the other two "Still getting used to just how much my powers have improved." "Right there with you," Bramble sympathized, "It's like the safety is off." "It is," Valerosa says "Your full power is unlocked now. You are a bigger danger to yourselves and innocents- We will teach you how to be dangerous to just the villains. Now, as soon as Hussar gets here we'll take that tour of the area and lay down some ground rules," Then she looked at me, "Where is Hussar anyway?" There was a crashing sound further back in the base. "I'm guessing that might be him now," I answered and moved. Perhaps Eager to redeem herself, Trailblazer announced, "On it," And shot ahead. At least her eyes were on her path now. Before I could gauge Valerosa's response to this, the blazing racer returned saying "Hussar's fighting some weird blob!" "Slime!" Valerosa and I said simultaneously. "Slime, isn't he one of the team?" Aspirant asked, "I remembered reading about him in Super-Team Weekly." "Yes" I said breaking into a run along side Valerosa, "Yes he is." They say youth and skill is no match for old age and treachery. While, to my knowledge, Slime is not geriatric for his species, the basic truth of the boast was being proven true. Hussar was super strong, Hussar was bullet proof. Neither of which was helping him fight a foe who could go liquid. True, Slime seemed to be doing little damage to the winged warrior, but then I don't think he wanted to. Slime's powers are more than just being stretchy goop. He could alter the acidic or base nature of his body to a degree that if he wanted to burn you, you'd feel it. He could also seem to increase his mass and encase you. As we got there, Slime was working on the latter, even as he flashed letters before Hussar's eyes as quickly as he could. Alas, not quick enough, Hussar punched through the forming text. Perhaps he thought it was an attack, maybe he just hated Comic Sans? Of course, while it displaced Slime, the alien was ready for it, and adjusted then gave up, and began the aforementioned enveloping. "I should have warned the others," Hussar said aloud, then yelled "We've under attack. I got him but there maybe others!" And then he took a breath and held it as he was now surrounded by a solid foot of Slime on all sides. He looked a bit like a winged pineapple chunk in a Blueberry gelatin. His muscles weren't helping because he had no traction. I strode up, "Hi, Slime. Want me to explain things to him?" PLEASE, the word took form , wobbling as Hussar tried to shake him. And then a short tunnel opened to Hussar's face so he could breath, speak, and hear. "Eel?" He said, "I could use a hand here." "Didn't you read the files on us, at ALL? Slime is a superhero. Heck, he's a team mate," I explained. "Wait, this thing is a good guy?" The shock was obvious. Slime has complained now and then about humanoids having some deeply ingrained biases. It saddened me to have him proven right. "Yes, he's a good guy. He's saved this city, surely Lady Obsidian mentioned Slime?" I was startled she'd leave names out. Slime wasn't a founding member but he'd been protecting this city longer than I had. "She mentioned -a- Slime," Hussar conceded, "But I thought it was just a name, didn't think he was actual slime." "You thought a human being in a costume was running around calling himself Slime?" My tone might indicate I found this profoundly unlikely, "But when you met a real Liquid being, it didn't occur to you?" "I was startled by it, yeah," Hussar said, "And" he sputtered "Names don't always match. I mean, you call yourself Eel, and you aren't even like like green skinned. Others call you Fish Guy and you don't even have fins." At the Fish Guy comment, I nodded, not to him, but to Slime who had him entrapped, as if giving the go ahead "Happy Digestion!" And started to walk away. "Eel!" Valerosa chided me. "Come on, he smells terrible," Hussar whined a bit. At least he was calling Slime a he now instead of an it. "Slime, Let him go, please," Valerosa said taking over this interaction. Slime, obligingly, spewed forth Hussar, and then in large words wrote, for his benefit, YEAH? WELL, YOU TASTE LIKE CHICKEN. "Gross," Hussar coughed and wiped at himself, "And I do not taste like chicken." "Don't be too sure," I told Hussar while giving Slime a nod, "Slime here is the reason our city doesn't have an excess pigeon problem." Now the other rookies also made faces. "Okay, shower time, now," Valerosa said directing them, "Boys to the left, girls to the right. Change of costumes provided, you might as well clean up then meet us in the training area. Apirant, let Hussar know the directions. Do not go anywhere else, understand?" A look to Trailblazer even though she said it for all. Trailblazer squirmed a bit at the look, but Bramble said "Got it" And all four headed off. Truthfully, the only one who needed a shower and a costume change was Hussar, but it was clear Valerosa knew we needed to talk a bit without them there. Once the rookies were gone, I turned to her, and opened my mouth to ask a very important question. Unaware that she was doing the same thing. "Why are you being so hard on the rookie?" We both asked each other at the same time. "Wait, what?" I said. "Me? You're the one busting Hussar's chops constantly?" She says. "Hussar?" I said, "Who's talking about Hussar? You've been riding Trailblazer awful hard don't you think?" "Trailblazer got reckless and disobeyed, Hussar was trying to save us what he thought was a monster attack and tried to defend us,," She looked over, "No offense, Slime." NONE TAKEN- I FIND SOLIDS EQUALLY OFF PUTTING, He assured. "You're very forgiving, Slime, thank you," I said, then looked at my girlfriend who had suddenly gone nuts, "Trailblazer tripped over a coffee table in eagerness, Hussar attacked a team mate, in ignorance, one of these things is not like the other." "She's been upgraded with the gear for weeks , we shouldn't have to teach her how not to trip over her own two feet," Ariana said putting her hand on her hip in a 'and that's that' pose that was a sign I could see how right she was, only I didn't. "I distracted her, it's hard to set up your own distractions. Hussar's had his powers all his life, and should know enough of Angel-Man's past to know that attacking something strange on sight is now a sign of embarrassment in the superhero community." "Not every superhero studies superhistory," She countered. "Well, they should," I said, "And aren't you leaning a bit heavy on the 'Respect my authoritay' angle?" Ariana isn't a hot tempered stereotype by any streak, but she did, at the moment, make a rude comment about me sleeping on the couch in Spanish. In Spanish (Not as smoothly, to be sure) I mentioned that banishing me to a couch did not help her seem any less Authoritarian. She looked annoyed at me. "That's right," I reminded her, "I've been studying Conquistador for a while now," then I paused, "You really think I came on too strong with Hussar?" "Little bit, yes," She said, then "I need to let it drop with Trailblazer , don't I?" "You need to not rub her nose in it again, yeah," I said, then added, "Or so it seems to me. I'll try to be more understanding of Hussar." We gave each other weak, sheepish smiles. A burble to our side pulled our attention. SLIME'S LOG- EARTH DATE WHATEVER- THE BREEDING RITUALS OF TERRA CONTINUE TO BAFFLE AND CONFUSE ME. SELF REPLICATION IS SO MUCH MORE PRACTICAL. STILL, THEY ARE INTERESTING, THESE MAMMALS IN THE MIST. "You know," I said, "My Co Captain and I can find you plenty of monitor duty if you like?" "Plenty," She agreed. SLIME OUT, Slime said, and slithered away at a suitably respectful speed. "Let's go get the rookies in the training area," Ariana said. "Sounds good," I agreed, and off we went.
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    Starlord

    Coronavirus

    When you have to call pest control to get rid of the pest control....
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    mattingly

    Coronovirus Rhapsody

    I am the very model of effective social distancing! I listen to the experts on the topic of resistance-ing; I know that brunch and yoga class aren’t nearly as imperative As doing what I can to change the nation’s viral narrative. I’m very well acquainted, too, with living solitarily And confident that everyone can do it temporarily: Go take a walk, or ride a bike, or dig into an unread book; Avoid the bars and restaurants and carry out, or learn to cook. There’s lots of stuff to watch online while keeping safe from sinus ills (In this case, it’s far better to enjoy your Netflix MINUS chills)! Adopt a pet, compose a ballad, write some earnest doggerel, And help demolish Trump before our next event inaugural. Pandemics are alarming, but they aren’t insurmountable If everybody pitches in to hold ourselves accountable. In short, please do your part to practice prudent co-existence-ing, And be the very model of effective social distancing! (Eliza Rubenstein)
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    massey

    Future Wars

    I think you're looking for the Shadowrun forums.
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    Americans voted for change, in 2016. Perhaps that scared many of them, and now they want to go back to the familiar. I don't believe Biden is the man to lead America into the challenges we all face in this century. But I'm starting to think he might be the best available choice for right now. The next POTUS will be spending a lot of time and energy repairing the damage Trump has done domestically and internationally. Biden is familiar, respected, and not a blithering idiot. Given his age, I would be very surprised if he chose to run for a second term. Perhaps America needs someone like him to lay the groundwork for a more progressive candidate in 2024. To me, it's not an ideal situation, and I believe the Sanders agenda is closer to what America needs long term. But I have hope that Biden can be more than "anyone but Trump."
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    Hermit

    Coronavirus

    It cheeses me off I got nothing against Kevin Durant or even most other rich folk. I haven't met them, I don't know them. But the unspoken message of 'people who matter' vs 'folks who can #$## off and die because they're don't' seems deafening to me and I have to wonder why others aren't outraged by it.
  45. 1 point
    Lord Liaden

    Coronavirus

    The positive PR and free publicity that company would have gained from just donating the schematics would have far outweighed any financial losses. Now they'll be known as heartless profiteers. Their marketing department must have been napping.
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    Old Man

    Coronavirus

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    Old Man

    The "Nice Happy" Thread

    I can feel my finger again!
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    tkdguy

    The "Nice Happy" Thread

    I've lost weight, and I'm going to finally pay off all my credit cards. Things are finally starting to look up.
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    Cassandra

    Wondering if I'm alone here

    Is that a euphemism?
  50. 1 point
    10D6 RKA, Area Effect. Kill that rain dead.
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