Gremlin
 member, 70 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2012
at 14:57
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
This could sound proper miserable, but spending a fortune going to a wedding where I only know the head bridesmaid (my gf) isn't my idea of a good weekend.
Bad Bunny
 member, 67 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2012
at 16:03
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
After repeatedly telling us that our account was safe (we had some issues with money when I lost my job), the bank decided to shut it down...as soon as we got back on our feet.
ginny
 member, 60 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2012
at 17:43
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I just spent the last 3 hours in the hot freakin' sun and weather shopping for that dress.  Nothing anywhere in my size.  Plenty of dresses in the colors they want, but not in my size.  I couldnt even find anything in the kids section that would fit, too big for me.  Ughh....looks like its going to be a skirt and tube top for me tomorrow.  Nice for the Maid of Honor, huh?  *rolls eyes in exasperation*

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jazzman831
 member, 639 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2012
at 23:50
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
If people behaved on the internet like the do in real life, a whole lot more people would get punched in the face.
Bigun Eagle
 member, 34 posts
Sat 23 Jun 2012
at 00:16
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I get so Fruiting ticked off at my little sisters stealing my stuff out of my room, and not being able to do a fruiting thing about it because they are mentally handicapped
meisa
 member, 37 posts
 I wish to somehow stop
 This endless fight.
Sat 23 Jun 2012
at 03:07
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I'm a medical mystery - they say it is humanly impossible to be allergic to Iron, yet somehow I am;
- If I take it orally I get sick and throw up blood.
- If they pump it straight into my blood stream I break out in hives and my lungs swell up to the point where I can't breath.
- They have tried over 30 different variations of Iron, and they all have the same effect.
- My body won't naturally reproduce blood without the help of the Iron I'm allergic to.

Because of this, I end up in the hospital a lot, needing emergency blood transfusions. I've already been to the point 3 times now where I would have died within a couple days if I hadn't gotten the transfusions.

Last month I turned 19 years old and lost my medical coverage.

Now the doctors want nothing to do with me, and refuse to treat me.

They even told me that I will be LUCKY if I live another month or two, and still refuse to help me.

So because I am Fruiting poor as dirt and have a disability that prevents me from working...(and the state won't provide anything for me because they don't care)....No one will help me and I have no choice but to sit by quietly as I wait to die.

I am 19 years old, and I go to sleep every night not knowing if I will wake up when morning comes.
Shei-kun
 member, 733 posts
 A Giant Shei draws near!
 Fight-Magic-Item-Flee
Sat 23 Jun 2012
at 20:57
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
As for my rant...

The mods are still having to play Multiple Account Whack-A-Mole on a regular basis.  Please, people, stop being such fruiting idiots, read the RPoL ToU and FAQs, and stop making multiple accounts.  It doesn't work, nobody gets away with it, and it just makes the mods annoyed that they have to waste time cracking down on things instead of enjoying RPoL.  If you're doing it to annoy the mods, just leave the site and stop being a troll.  Everyone else gets along just fine with a single account.  You can, too.

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Alexei Yaruk-Mundhenk
 member, 809 posts
Sat 23 Jun 2012
at 21:14
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

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soulsight
 member, 150 posts
 An older man, much like a
 fine wine, will improve.
Sun 24 Jun 2012
at 19:02
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Why do I have to spend such a beautiful summer day washing all the heavy bedclothes and hanging them on the line to save money (no need to run the dryer) when it's way too hot to use the dang things.
nuric
 member, 1563 posts
 Love D&D,superhero games
 Not very computer savvy
Sun 24 Jun 2012
at 19:18
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
We've got a camping trip coming up for our medieval recreation group, and the tent rental place still isn't returning our calls.   We have had good luck in the past, and want to be loyal custoners, but if we don't hear back soon it'll be to late to get anything.
ashberg
 member, 104 posts
 Learning hat; check.
 Glass of whisky; check.
Tue 26 Jun 2012
at 11:53
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
That awkward moment when you see you have an rMail and get really excited, when it's just a notification saying one of your posts has been moderated.
praguepride
 member, 509 posts
 Asker of Questions
 Finder of Answers
Tue 26 Jun 2012
at 19:21
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
My vents are dirty and need to be vaccuumed. That makes me angry.
Serrational
 member, 124 posts
 Ponies! Trees! Hooray!
 Blue Exorcist fan.
Tue 26 Jun 2012
at 20:20
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
A board got dropped on the edge of my toe while at a martial-arts class. The fact that it now hurts in a pins-and-needles way when I try and move it pertubes me.
praguepride
 member, 511 posts
Tue 26 Jun 2012
at 20:50
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

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Puppy-Kun
 member, 22 posts
Tue 26 Jun 2012
at 21:13
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I work in a grocery store... nuff said.
Gremlin
 member, 71 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2012
at 02:06
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

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facemaker329
 member, 4956 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Wed 27 Jun 2012
at 05:33
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
There are times when having a reputation for making ridiculous stuff happen overnight is really inconvenient...

A friend of mine runs a production company, and is doing the entertainment for a multi-day corporate event in the area.  The whole thing kicks off tomorrow night.  And, she called me earlier tonight...they had one of their performers (a not-so-little 9-year-old girl) try on her costume and it's not even remotely close to fitting her.

So, after six hours of work on props and costumes, I'm home, where I will be fixing yet another costume...

It's a good thing I like doing this stuff...and like the person asking me to do it.  I can think of a few other people I've worked with that I would have laughed at if they'd told me they needed this done in less than 24 hours (it won't take anywhere near that long, there's just a few other inconvenient things in the way, like needing to get my car's exhaust fixed and sleep...just trivial stuff, you know...)
shady joker
 member, 1411 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2012
at 14:02
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
My back has va nassive scab on it from my skin peeling. My skin peeled cause I got a bad sunburn on my back. I got a sunburn because like a Moron I refused sunblock. >.<
swanbone
 member, 12 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2012
at 21:01
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
My cat is sick. Again. He's only three, but in the past couple of months he's been to the vet's so often that they know us, and after a couple weeks of 'good behavior' (after a couple weeks of refusing to eat after surgery and needing to go in for injections all the time and blah) he's just ... sick again. I'm really afraid he's going to die, and I hate having him locked into the bathroom, but he keeps trying to vacate his bowels/throw-up. The thing is, he's such a happy/friendly cat otherwise, always purring and trying to cuddle/stay near his people. The vet wants us to get him an ultrasound at a specialist ... which sounds expensive. Sigh. Why won't he just get better and stay better?
adrasteia1
 member, 743 posts
Wed 27 Jun 2012
at 22:35
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

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Shei-kun
 member, 734 posts
 A Giant Shei draws near!
 Fight-Magic-Item-Flee
Thu 28 Jun 2012
at 10:43
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
My cat has been missing the past few days.  The cat door is fully functional.  I've looked for him inside and outside.  I've checked the barn (and the loft).  There's no way I can check all ten acres of land.  I know he's missing because not only have I not heard any of his many, many meows, but his food bowl remains untouched - so he is clearly not simply avoiding me or anything.  We live near the woods, so there are coyotes in the area, and... I fear the worst.

I don't know if he's alive, dead, missing, exploring, or what, and I finally broke down crying tonight because of it.  I really don't need this worry.  Especially not right now, when I'm taking summer courses which are cramming ten to twelve weeks of coursework into six.  I didn't get my first assignment for my accounting course done because I've been so distraught over this... and I'm not sure if I want to pull myself out of classes or try to continue - or if I even have the option of withdrawing right now with a refund.

All because my cat is missing.  Why does him being missing hurt so much, and why did it have to happen when my parents left for two weeks and I'm the only one watching the house, thus making me feel entirely responsible for his being missing despite it not being my fault at all?
truemane
 member, 1584 posts
 Firing magic missles at
 the darkness!
Thu 28 Jun 2012
at 12:39
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Moving day at work. All the stress of moving plus all the stress of work.

Ugh.
Wyrm
 member, 142 posts
Thu 28 Jun 2012
at 13:09
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

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temperance
 member, 16 posts
Thu 28 Jun 2012
at 13:26
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Bureaucratic freaking runaround.

Enough. Said.

Plus, if I write the vent I want to write, it sure as the sky is blue won't be PG. ;)
Jhael
 moderator, 2319 posts
 generation X-wing
Thu 28 Jun 2012
at 13:27
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
Sallyann
 member, 1492 posts
 go away and don't come
 back til a tree hugs you
Thu 28 Jun 2012
at 13:33
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
trying to find a place to live 3 states away, before we've sold this house, which is a pain in and of itself, with what sounds like not very competent help, although I'm not there and I might just be overreacting.  And they want us to do lots of stuff to this house, just to sell it, not to get the money invested back, so we still might not make the mortgage.  I hope this realtor is good.  Because I wouldn't have wanted this house with this new landscapting.
Flarelord
 member, 196 posts
Thu 28 Jun 2012
at 13:40
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
*kicks*

This cranberry-eating lawnmower is so picky. It only starts about 30% of the time, and my grass is up to my neck! Help~!
wyldchild
 member, 299 posts
 While I breathe, I hope
Thu 28 Jun 2012
at 18:06
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
'growls' I have had it with people telling me what is going to happen with my child.  Arranged for and took him to the clinic for an appointment with psychiatrist to help him learn to deal with and get past multiple years worth of bullying (as opposed to just shoving it down and having it come back later.)  Shrink sent him to a 'specialist' because I mentioned that there'd been a young school shrink that had decided he was PDD back in first grade.  Wasn't happy about them sending him to the specialist but I went ahead and took him.  She turns around and tells me that she thinks he needs to see a psychiatrist and thinks group therapy would be good to get him out of the house during summer break.  I politely told her that while I'd let him go to the psychiatrist, since we're back to what I was trying to see him helped with, but that group sessions weren't the best outing right now to 'improve' his summer..  Stupid woman actually contacted me back and informed me that she'd set him up for the appointments with her, for the first with the shrink and had enrolled him in the 'group', because that's what she felt was best.

Waited, mulled, calmed down (somewhat) for nine hours, and then when it became apparent I wasn't going to sleep until it was done ... got up at 2:30 a.m. and sent her a reply ... firing her and explaining I'd take the extra money (possibly 240 dollars if they hit me for a copay every time) and make sure he went to the pool and movies with his friend (you know, the normal stuff kids do to get out of the house.)  Still mad though, primarily for her implication that I don't know my son.  I'm the one that sits and listens to his game ideas for twenty plus minutes at a time, and the person who is always listen and stops him at whatever he's doing to find out what's up if I hear frustration or anger in his tone, and work with him to see the problem more rationally.  The fact that she actually went through and made all those appointments was not only unprofessional (since I said no to some), but it also tells me she hasn't been listening to him ... which makes me even angrier, given she had the gall to suggest that I don't know him.

The last twelve years have been filled with people telling me what to do with him, who supposedly have his best interest in mind ... and ninety percent of it has actually harmed vs. helped him.  Now I get to sit here and be mad, for days likely, because all that 'this is what's best' actually helped in holding him back, helped in making him feel like an outcast, and made him finally decide to just ignore the majority of people (and thus not care what their reactions are.)  There are too many well meaning peopole in this world who need to quit thinking and talking, and just listen ... if those in the beginning could have done that, I suspect I wouldn't be ranting because he'd have gotten the help he needed to catch up and not become an 'outcast' for being put in a 'special class' that was designed to let kids with difficulties slide by.
ginny
 member, 62 posts
Thu 28 Jun 2012
at 18:10
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

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Jhael
 moderator, 2320 posts
 generation X-wing
Fri 29 Jun 2012
at 03:02
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I hate your failure to do the right thing by my mother. Not is it only morally and ethically wrong to bully a confident middle aged woman until you have her not only dropped several levels in pay, but then moved out of the organisation altogether - she takes a job as a receptionist because she no longer has the confidence to work with what she's really good at - but then you don't pay her severance properly.

I hate that this will make her even more stressed, which will make her ill, which will make her more stressed and ...

I hate you for your stupid petty cowardice that means you won't stop bullying in your team, but instead pander to the bully, just shifting the victims out into other roles, or out altogether rather than deal with the problem. I hate it that my mother was confident and happy until she started working for you.

I hate it that I will have to pick up the financial bill for your pathetic incompetence, because I will be lending her all my own money so she gets through the next two weeks because you didn't pay her right. I hate it that I have so little money to spare now that I'm not working, and that I can't just give her enough that she won't have to count every cent.

I hate it that your organisation wins awards for being a "good employer" and that you sent her to training on corporate culture and bullying two weeks before she left. Where you pretend that you actually give a damn as an organisation, but instead you just pat yourselves on the back, while your employees know you're only ticking a box, and the victims won't get supported, and the bullies won't get called out.

I hate you, and I hate the injustice that lets people like you sit in managerial positions and perpetuate the waste of your organisation's resources continuing this kind of behaviour, when people like my mother are the lifeblood of good customer service. She gets cards from the customers thanking her for her help, for goodness sake. But keeping her as an employee is too hard, and keeping the bullies in your team is too easy.

I hate you for making your weaknesses someone else's problem.
Mika
 member, 72 posts
Fri 29 Jun 2012
at 04:25
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
In one day liver will be a banned food and I won't be able to eat it anymore.

The ban is because of the rish of ecoli. I understand the risk when I eat it, BUT there are many other foods that has that risk, I hope they won't ban those as well.

Well what the goverment says we have to abide by...still I am going to miss eating liver...

/vent
MagickalMelody
 member, 4592 posts
 THE GUMMIE BEAR OVERLORDS
 WILL RULE US ALL!
Fri 29 Jun 2012
at 06:33
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
colors instead of quotation marks unfortunately still makes really promising games unplayable for me. *sigh*
Ryees
 member, 576 posts
 Enough youth; how about a
 fountain of "smart?"
Fri 29 Jun 2012
at 16:37
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
*Face full of rage* Your problems are not my problems. You are not my problem. Deal with it yourself, damn it.

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Metal Fatigue
 member, 18 posts
 sic biscuitus
 disintegratum
Sun 1 Jul 2012
at 03:15
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
My grandfather is 92 and in the throes of Alzheimer's. My step-grandmother was 72. She died rather suddenly and unexpectedly last week. There's not enough equity in the house or money in the bank to place him anywhere half-decent, he can't take care of himself, and none of the family can take care of him.

It was nice to see some of the more remote members of my family at the memorial service. It was not nice to watch my father feuding with one of his cousins at the intimate family gathering following the memorial service. I understand this is stressful for him; it's not exactly a walk in the part for the rest of us either. Especially for my aunt, who bore most of the burden of organizing the burial, memorial, etc., and is taking more than half the load of caring for my grandfather day-to-day. She didn't need to be dragged in to mediate the situation.

It's all complete horsechestnuts. Ten thousand tons of it.
SomewhatOperational
 member, 28 posts
 60% of the time
 I work every time
Mon 2 Jul 2012
at 08:51
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Friend : Skyrim is great!

Me : Elder Scrolls used to be digital dice rpgs for pen and paper gamers. What you are playing is not a rpg.

Friend : I can be whoever I want though!

Me : Yes, that's part of the problem. You can be the leader of opposing guilds, you can ruin someone's life but make them like you by doing a single quest for them. Thanks to their obsession with duality (Empire vs. Stormcloak, Dawnguard vs. Vampires) there is less attention to detail. If I ever did that to my TT players they would skin me alive or have me clubbed to death .Not to mention the bugs. How many times did you cry to me about game-breakers?

Friend : Can't you just enjoy the game?

Me : When I pop open a coca-cola and take a sip, I expect it to taste like coke. Their "cola" tastes like sprite.

/vent
Silverlock
 member, 33 posts
Mon 2 Jul 2012
at 20:35
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Idiot driver plows into wife's car, injuring wife, damaging car.  Now, explain to me how the wad of cash we pay per year for insurance somehow translates into nothing gets paid BY the insurance, wife is injured BY action of other driver, we make all kinds of effort to get all kinds of contact with repair shop, rental agency, doctors, etc, and it's practically impossible to get anywhere without someone wanting MONEY ?  THIS is why people sue each other, for the mad desperation brought on by the system in place.
TinselCat
 member, 5 posts
Wed 4 Jul 2012
at 12:48
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Spent more than half of my anticipated weekend in Berlin babysitting someone several years older than me, who couldn't manage her way around a map to locate anything (be it tram, hostel or bank), or even successfully arrange her own way home. Never again will I agree to travel with someone based on a third-party recommendation. You can’t not notice such a high-maintenance personality.
Newgirl2010
 member, 213 posts
 Dragon Age freak here!
Wed 4 Jul 2012
at 14:51
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
My post in the Independence Day thread.
[/vent]
Brygun
 member, 1358 posts
 RPG since 1982
 Author, Developer
Thu 5 Jul 2012
at 00:02
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Dern holiday, so few posts in the game and those being OOC chatter. doh!
temperance
 member, 17 posts
Thu 5 Jul 2012
at 01:25
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
When the only one commenting on the OOC is the one the whole game has been waiting two days on.

And you're still waiting on the IC post. Wharglblargl.

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Visceri22
 member, 242 posts
 Hobbies include killing
 players and laughing
Thu 5 Jul 2012
at 01:38
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I lost 3 GMs in the space of 24 hours. Two have gone MIA and now closed down their games and the other was banned for multiple accounts. This wouldn't be too devastating if the one that got banned hand't been running one of the 2 games I've found since I joined 7 months ago that actually posted frequently and had real promise for turning into a long term game >_<

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Gremlin
 member, 73 posts
Fri 6 Jul 2012
at 19:24
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

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Piestar
 member, 130 posts
Sun 8 Jul 2012
at 03:06
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Moderators. Nuff said.
MelJill
 member, 17 posts
Sun 8 Jul 2012
at 03:28
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Idiot people.

Let me explain--I'm living in a part of the US that has had temps over 100 for the past 10 days (except for one "cool" day when the high was a mere 98).  I went to the grocery, and there's a small moving van (the sort you use when moving yourself) and while I was walking in, I saw a couple with a dog on a leash walking around the van.

Reasonable people would've done the 'one person goes in, the other walks the dog' routine.  Not these people.  After I'd gone inside, apparently they locked the dog up in the back end of the van and both went inside because while I was in checkouts (a half hour later), there was a PA announcement telling the people to get outside to the van because the dog was in distress.

It's ridiculous hot.  How many times do people have to hear those public service announcements?
meisa
 member, 39 posts
 I wish to somehow stop
 This endless fight.
Sun 8 Jul 2012
at 05:51
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
About 2 months ago we got kicked out of our house because my dad lost his job and we couldn't pay the rent anymore.

We were lucky enough to get a little Camper from my mom's friend, and a slightly bigger trailer from a family member. My mom's best friend lives in a Community Run area by a lake, and she let us put the trailers on her property so that we could have a place to live, since we can't afford to put them in a trailer park.

Well, apparently there is a rule in this community that you cannot have two trailers on one piece of land.

One of the people in charge found out we were staying here, and after explaining our situation and telling them the fact that my mother is disabled and can't work, same with myself, and we have a 13 year old girl and nowhere else to go, all they said was, "We sympathize with your situation, but we just can't ignore the rules."

Now at their meetings they are voting on whether they are going to kick us out or not, and so far most are leaning towards kicking us out.

If we get kicked out we have absolutely nowhere to go.
Dottie_V
 member, 3 posts
 Be proud of your scars, ~
 they are your war medals.
Sun 8 Jul 2012
at 08:36
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
No, I don't appreciate the fact that you're making OOC notes in live EVENT THREADS to prove that you're smarter than the other.

And what's worse, you're both in the same House!!1 You're supposed to play  smart characters!!! What you're really doing is showing yourselves up as nits and shaming one of my favorite houses. SHUT UP ALREADY!! Fight in the chatterbox or PMs. BETTER YET!! Don't fight at all!

RAWR!! /vent
Silverlock
 member, 36 posts
Mon 9 Jul 2012
at 00:11
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
/vent/
Bad luck since late May.  Must be cursed these last 6 weeks.

Automobile needs 300$ to run.  Spouse's automobile needs 300$ to run.  Auto accident, pain and suffering, insurance picks up repairs on car but not on human. Air conditioner breaks, repairs want 6000$.  Paid another cheat 300$, air conditioner worked one day.  Paid another 300$ for emergency window units as can't take high heat.  Spouse injures hip on holiday and thus to hospital emergency room, bill not in for that BUT what a fantastic holiday - taken up with doctor's appointments, hospital, car repair shop, and NOW automobile breaks again for 700$.  Cannot afford mortgage and already got nasty letter from bank about overdraft AGAIN.  Need removal of curse, tired of being the gods favourite toy.

/vent/
facemaker329
 member, 4991 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Mon 9 Jul 2012
at 03:27
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
It sucks when you've got a plan all figured out for how to do a costume, you know exactly the materials you need and have a good ballpark figure of how much of which stuff you'll have to get...

And then find out that you no longer have the little stockpile of the stuff that you thought you had.  What sucks even more is that the local outlets from whence I purchased the material most needed (an awesome faux leather with a pebbled finish...which they've had in stock consistenly for about six or seven years, now) have discontinued the stuff.

Time to figure out a Plan B...(well, Plan C, since Plan B was 'go to the store and buy more stuff...')  At least I've got a long time before my deadline...

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Metal Fatigue
 member, 29 posts
 sic biscuitus
 disintegratum
Mon 9 Jul 2012
at 04:46
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
How long have I been on this site? A month or less. And I've gotten addicted to hitting "refresh" on the sticky list 'cause I can't wait 15 minutes.

It's called "intermittent reinforcement." Most of the time there aren't any updates to my games, or if there are, they're not on threads I'm following. Sometimes, though—sometimes I get a jolt to the pleasure center of my brain.

Doing this sort of thing to rats is against the rules of scientific ethics.
habsin4
 member, 533 posts
 Putting old paper in new
 boxes since 2005
Thu 12 Jul 2012
at 16:10
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Second trip to the DMV, finally have the right combo of documents, got my number called to go to the second waiting room, finally got the lady to look up from minesweeper long enough to ask if she can help me, hand my docs over, everything going fine......

And they have a building evacuation.  After 15-20 minutes across the street, they let people back in.  Only all 300+ have to go back through the one security gate.  Finally get back in and they want everyone to take a number again.  Thankfully, that didn't happen, I found a security guard who listened to reason.

The kicker is, I found out from madame minesweeper that it was just a regularly scheduled drill.
flakk
 member, 441 posts
 Dark Heresy!
 Warhammer Fantasy RPG (2)
Thu 12 Jul 2012
at 16:19
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
An oil change and motor vehicle inspection just turned into a $800 trip.  I had to leave my car behind and when I went home for lunch to walk my dog I realized the mechanic has my keys.  I can break into my own house, but it involves climbing and yesterday I broke/badly sprained one of my toes causing me to walk funny which caused my back to go all gimpy, so no climbing for me.  Luckily the dog decided to check out what I was doing outside and I was able to trick him into coming out the window.  Since I could not eat lunch at home I stopped at Wendy's and grabbed some take out only to have my order messed up.

I want a refund on today please!
doomedfate
 member, 481 posts
 I want to be a dragon
 when I grow up!
Fri 13 Jul 2012
at 20:37
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Definately not as bad as some of these, financial troubles suck, my aunt and cousins are having that, even more so now.

However, I hate how most of you Humes all believe all use furs are messed up. A guy almost didn't even join a game because my Anthrofox Sorcerer was in it! Why... why must you all be so cruel? It's not OUR fault that the loud minority is messed up, you Humes! *Sobs into paw pads and runs off*
Wyrm
 member, 148 posts
 Age 31
Fri 13 Jul 2012
at 21:00
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Legal Immigration. That is all.
The Stray
 member, 63 posts
 When the Cat's a Stray
 the Mice will Pray
Sat 14 Jul 2012
at 21:16
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
An old friend of mine recently had surgery for a brain tumor. His condition is deteriorating. He's having trouble walking, and can't form coherent sentences anymore. It's so very, very hard watching him slowly fade like this.
doomedfate
 member, 485 posts
 I want to be a dragon
 when I grow up!
Mon 16 Jul 2012
at 03:16
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Why. Does. Japan. Get. All. The. Good. Games. To. Itself?!
Not saying the ones we get are bad, but I'm saying most of the Japanese titles I see and think "that looks good" (Read: all Gundam games, we got the hack-n-slash DW:Gundams 1,2,&3 and the terrible SD Gundam Force) Why?! How is this fair?! I must get people to help get Japan's attention.
rogar308
 member, 35 posts
Tue 17 Jul 2012
at 03:58
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I'm a simple man. I'm not picky about what I eat and I'll eat almost anything I don't have to chase with a fork. That said, is it too much to ask to get served a dinner that doesn't set off multiple fire alarms or that I have to put the flames out before eating? And no, I'm not talking about anything flambay(sp?). I mean, sure, the 80's rock video smoke pouring into the family room is kinda kewl until I can't see my laptop or well, breath. Going out to eat isn't an option either so dinner time has become about as enjoyable as repeatedly stabbing myself in the eye with a pencil (pointy end mind you). Alas, such is life. I knew there was a good reason I have the fire department on speed dial.
Paixao
 member, 22 posts
 It's always the quiet one
Tue 17 Jul 2012
at 04:12
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
So, I pay you $1200 to fix my air conditioning and two months later it's blowing cold air in 90+ heat. When you have me come in to check on it, don't ignore me for 25 min while on a phone call, pretend you don't see me or acknowledge me and then have the damned nerve to tell me there's not enough TIME to check it and I need to come back tomorrow. I know UNDERSTAND what going postal is. You're SOOOOOO lucky there was no pen on that counter.......................
Mika
 member, 97 posts
Tue 17 Jul 2012
at 04:12
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

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TheDemonIslington
 member, 173 posts
 RPoL's UN
 Peace keeping you to Hell
Tue 17 Jul 2012
at 04:40
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Redundancies at work mean I get more work, which means I get to be busy. This is a good thing, don't get me wrong. I like being busy at work.

What I don't like it having to pack up a good friend's desk when he's been made redundant, and then sit there with him and another manager and go through his computer to mark things as 'Personal', 'Private' and 'Confidential', and have to sit there and watch the other manager be a complete applesauce about the entire thing.
"Yes, you can take your work camera on holiday, we understand that you're having a tough time financially at home. It's all good. Don't mention it."

"No, you cannot have any of the pictures, personal or not, from the camera you borrowed from us to take on holiday. We let you borrow it. You've had it for six months, isn't that enough?"

Seriously...
</rage>
</vent>
doomedfate
 member, 490 posts
Wed 18 Jul 2012
at 12:23
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

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deadmanshand
 member, 1154 posts
Thu 19 Jul 2012
at 22:52
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
People who - for no discernible reason - decide that you are a liar or a moron and start ranting at you with the most pretentious bs you have ever heard. This has happened to me three times in two days. Three random people who decided that they knew a subject better than I did for no reason. Two of them related to hobbies and one related to something that I have verifiable, online evidence of my knowledge and experience in. That doesn't matter though because they are keyboard warriors karate chopping away the keys as if proving me wrong will make a girl touch them funny.

Some days I hate people.
rogar308
 member, 43 posts
Fri 20 Jul 2012
at 00:51
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
My friend told me he hated people. I told him maybe customer support wasn't the best job choice. Just sayin'...
Galadri
 member, 53 posts
Fri 20 Jul 2012
at 01:10
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
The home page keeps telling me there's an rmail waiting. There's nothing there! I swear I feel like Picard. There. Are. Four. Lights!
Mika
 member, 117 posts
Fri 20 Jul 2012
at 03:22
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I hate when people pick on you especially from behind the scenes thinking you don't notice. When you call them out for it they act like they are angels.

You wonder why people CHOOSE no not socialize. Makes me think my WII is better than people.

Summer vacation can't come soon enough!!!

<end vent>

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Brygun
 member, 1398 posts
 RPG since 1982
 Author, Developer
Sat 21 Jul 2012
at 22:33
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Lots of outdoor fun today.

Forgot why I wear long sleeves or need buckets of suntan lotion.

Farmer's Burn! Damn!
Malakhon
 member, 1911 posts
Sun 22 Jul 2012
at 02:15
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

Finally meeting a very devious girl and her saying "These are all the handcuffs you have??"
Hondo
 member, 87 posts
 +3 Defense vs. Girls
 and Mods
Sun 22 Jul 2012
at 04:29
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
<tanget>And I know rmail doesn't always work, so I posted in a public thread to let the original poster know I tried to send an rmail, and the mod deleted the dang post :/ But I wouldn't have to resort to that sort of thing if the rmails worked all the time...

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SomewhatOperational
 member, 47 posts
 60% of the time
 I work every time
Sun 22 Jul 2012
at 05:05
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Double Vent!

Vent A :

I ran out if space on my flash drive. It's full of screen caps of people trying to seem cooler than they really are thanks to cyber anonymity.

Vent B :

Me : I'd love a game where I can play a monster race, but not in a monstrous party. Five other people : If you find a GM I want to play an [insert monster race]. Me : Y u no read!?
temperance
 member, 21 posts
Tue 24 Jul 2012
at 10:05
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Family member: [Person] will be staying there for a few days later this summer.
Me: Okay, when?
FM: I'm not sure.
Me: Well, that kind of makes it hard to plan.
FM: Well, sometime in [two month time frame]
Me: *sigh* That doesn't narrow it down much. Can you give me a week's notice when you know for sure so I can plan?
FM: Sure thing.

A month and a half later, at 11PM:

FM: [Person] will be there tomorrow midday.
Me: Well, thanks. I had plans this week, but I guess I can drop them and risk my job to be here when this person arrives, even though I have a shift scheduled. No sweat. */sarcasm*
FM: You had warning! I told you back in May!
Me: And I asked for a week's notice so I could get stuff ready! They'll be here sometime in a two-month window isn't exactly useful notice, FM!
FM: Well, you don't have to be such a ***** about it. They're coming, so quit whining and deal with it.

I should just say 'no' one of these times and let them flounder when the Hotel Temperance is not open. This "I'mma have a friend crash at your place with no notice, no money for food they eat, and without even asking, just announcing it to you with <24h notice, and when you get put out at the cavalier imposition on your time and resources, Imma going to curse at you!" attitude is really peaching me off. It's not the first time they've pulled it and I'm sure it won't be the last, either.

If it weren't for the fact that I'm still somewhat financially dependent on them, I would tell them exactly where to go and what to do when they pull stuff like this, that literally upends my plans for an entire week and risks my job because I have to cancel a shift on no notice. Unfortunately, I am somewhat financially dependent until I can graduate and get a real grown-up job. They know this and blackmail me with it whenever I get too vocal with my irritation. Two months until my defense. I. Am. Counting. The. Days.

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rogar308
 member, 47 posts
Tue 24 Jul 2012
at 11:42
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

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Darklighter
 member, 16 posts
Wed 25 Jul 2012
at 02:50
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Here's my vent. Reading an advertisement for a game recruiting players for a game. Sending the RTJ the same day as the advertisement, with all of the particulars requested. Then receiving no reply. At all. One week later checking the board, to see other players have been added to the game and the status of recruiting players has changed. Still haven't received a reply, either yea or nay.

GM couldn't even let me know they picked someone else? No reply? Where did courtesy go?!?!
MagickalMelody
 member, 4636 posts
 THE GUMMIE BEAR OVERLORDS
 WILL RULE US ALL!
Wed 25 Jul 2012
at 19:59
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
<vent>
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

WHYWHYWHYWHYWHYWHYWHYWHYWHY WOULD YOU MAKE YOUR ENTIRE POST IN COLOR!?

ARGH! I want to slap someone now. Seriously; I have a hard enough time reading posts where it's just the dialogue, and now an ENTIRE POST!? Not only do I have to completely take your post OUT of RPoL into a notepad document to read (to tell if it's something that I even have to respond to), I can't have ANY level of immersion in the characters when you're involved in the posting circle now? For goodness's SAKE.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

</vent>

This message was last edited by the user at 20:01, Wed 25 July 2012.

Heath
 member, 2061 posts
Wed 25 Jul 2012
at 20:16
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

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wyldchild
 member, 302 posts
 While I breathe, I hope
Fri 27 Jul 2012
at 01:34
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Every day there's a bill, be it for food, clothing, gas, or other amenities that are necessary to raise four children (or help those that are almost adults or just recently become adults have a future.)  But ... it is entirely frustrating to sign my life away for the next four years for dental work.  Yeah, I get a discount because my credit is inching towards near perfect, since the place we're using doesn't do finance charges but rather drops prices if you sign up for their plan and your credit is good, and we can pay for it.  But wisdom tooth extractions, a root canal, fillings (how many I've lost count on), and now two sets of braces are going to eat money that could have gone towards a house payment and the power bill that went with it.  And the worst part ... in the long run I will pay less using this method than if I'd signed up for a 'dental insurance plan' with some big company, and I need to wait four years before I can even begin to think about having my teeth worked on.  *sigh* last wouldn't be so bad, but I've already been waiting for ten years, because when we did have that 'dental insurance plan' the costs were too high.  Oh, the joy of living in America, where crap you don't need is cheap and the stuff you do is guaranteed to put you in debt.
Newgirl2010
 member, 227 posts
 Dragon Age freak here!
Sun 29 Jul 2012
at 20:35
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
When people make a show that's a continuation of an older show at a more advanced time frame without a backstory!
<vent>
Safrianna
 member, 119 posts
 Ic willa bycġan
 āne cū!
Sun 29 Jul 2012
at 20:48
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I had to have a tooth extracted because the root canal was $1000 up front. I later got dental insurance from my job, so that on the next two teeth I still couldn't afford to save the extractions only cost me $90 instead of $200.

Luckily for me, I'm in Britain now, and my next root canal will only be £48.50...or about $76. And I originally moved here because this was the cheapest option for my postgraduate programme..even after accommodation. Thanks, America! :D

...seriously. What a flipping rip off. I'm 23, I shouldn't be missing teeth.

This message was last edited by a moderator, as it was in need of a minor tweak, at 20:50, Sun 29 July 2012.

adrasteia1
 member, 768 posts
 Casting the dice
 of an uncertain future
Sun 29 Jul 2012
at 22:01
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
As for.. well, my continued vent, I'm job hunting right now. My OH took a job in this part of the country so I moved over and there seems to be no work at all doing what I want to do. There doesn't even seem to be much out there that's suitable but NOT what I want. I'm feeling that the Masters I got isn't so useful at present.. but then this is a small city and just about every job out here seems to be in IT. I'm sure I'll find something eventually.

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Serrational
 member, 129 posts
 Ponies! Trees! Hooray!
 Hee hee hee. Smile!
Mon 30 Jul 2012
at 23:18
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Weeaboos. Weeaboos all over a forum I frequent. That is all.
Santo-Ghidorah
 member, 91 posts
Tue 31 Jul 2012
at 16:44
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
If you're playing in an online rpg, and two ships are supposed to meet up to do a joint mission, it would help if one ship didn't do all the golddug work before the other fleansing ship showed up, leaving the second ship to do nothing but cleanup work. Seriously? You call the ship in for its expertise, and then your enlisted security person comes up with the scientific explanation? Before the ship you actually said needed to be there even fudging arrives?

Also, while I'm on a rant, if you're playing a character designed to serve a role, serve that goddished role. I'm sick to the tit of security officers that are also engineers and doctors with command and demolition experience and also Vulcan but who embrace their emotions. If it's a solo adventure, go for it. If there's more than one player character, frack you, you fracking frell.

The end.

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Safrianna
 member, 121 posts
 Ic willa bycġan
 āne cū!
Tue 31 Jul 2012
at 17:26
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
My mother applied for her visa, and the Border Agency lost her passport, sent back her application, asked for another processing fee and more information because they said she didn't include her passport. At this rate, she's most likely going to miss my wedding because of it.
MagickalMelody
 member, 4639 posts
 THE GUMMIE BEAR OVERLORDS
 WILL RULE US ALL!
Tue 31 Jul 2012
at 17:35
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
<Another Healthcare Vent>

I hate trying to schedule doctors' visits. I'm lucky, what with the whole being-able-to-be-on-my-mother's-insurance-still change, but not very lucky in that the allergist (who I go to for a pretty severe auto-immune condition) is tremendously busy.

Look, I'm not saying "don't be busy" or "don't make as much money as you can" here, but what I'm GOING to say is: don't have three offices when you could literally fill your days with patients at one. I happen to know he lives near the office closest to my house, and has two others over an hour away... and he has a ridiculous amount of patients.

And I DO MEAN ridiculous. Between his few offices it's a few hundred. The only reason I didn't get slapped onto the wait-list at the office I'm at is because my problems are potentially fatal more often (AKA I'm worth more money).

The reason why I absolutely must go to him? He's one of the two doctors within an hour's drive of my home that are actually covered by insurance. One of them I tried out but couldn't stand him, just not a good fit, and the other I'm beginning to think I may need to try in hopes he has more flexibility in scheduling.

'Cause look, I'm unemployed right now. Yes, I'm going to graduate school in the fall but I'm ALSO looking for a job, so I *do not* know what my life will be like three months in advance to plan something like a doctor's visit. I have a job interview this Friday... when I scheduled (three months ago) a doctor's appointment. I tried to re-schedule the appointment and... the closest they could do is over a month away. HUH!?

I can't wait for the day where I can go to any doctor because either insurance companies are required to accept any physician or there's no such thing as insurance and healthcare is nationalized. I know it will happen, eventually. Then I could go to the guy who specializes in my issues and works out of one office: the hospital at the end of my street.
</Another Healthcare Vent>

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Brygun
 member, 1428 posts
 RPG since 1982
 Author, Developer
Fri 3 Aug 2012
at 14:01
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Last night only a few dribbles of milk so couldn't have some cereal to settle down to sleep.

Woke up this morning, did my RPOL posting. Now I'm hungry.

Just remembered... no milk for cereal.

*Grumble*

*puts pants on over pajamas to walk to the store*
facemaker329
 member, 5020 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Fri 3 Aug 2012
at 16:14
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Learned the hard way that the area retailers that carried one of my favorite costuming fabrics (the stuff has a fantastic faux-leather finish to it, is actually one of the most convincing fakes I've seen anywhere) has stopped carrying it, altogether.  I've been able to find this stuff on a moment's whim for most of the last decade...and now I'm stuck portioning out the last few yards of it that I stockpiled for some other project that's probably never going to happen.

Seriously, guys?  You were the ONLY people who had this stuff.  Why get rid of your unique (and immensely useful) product, only to turn around and expand your collection of quilting fabrics?  Everybody and their dog around here carries quilting fabrics...
SomewhatOperational
 member, 64 posts
 60% of the time
 I work every time
Sun 5 Aug 2012
at 02:23
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Simple rules being skirted around by sarcastic, bored people. That is all.
Dottie_V
 member, 6 posts
Mon 6 Aug 2012
at 22:41
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
<vent>

You're fickle, arrogant, pathetic, and treacherous. YOU TWIT!! Dx

</vent>
facemaker329
 member, 5027 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Tue 7 Aug 2012
at 06:20
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Somewhere at work today, in the process of changing between my regular glasses and my sunglasses, one of the lenses dropped out of my regular glasses.  I was halfway across a relatively busy amusement park from where I think it happened when I discovered the problem...and backtracking turned up nothing.  Neither did two trips to the lost and found.  So, I'm wearing my old (14 years old) glasses, complete with hideously scratched lenses that make everything a little hazy and don't quite let me focus properly...but they're better than nothing.

Hoping the lens got turned in after I left work.  If not, I have to deal with these things for another few weeks (gotta wait til I can afford to order a replacement, and then wait until they actually make one and deliver it...)

That, and my sunburn has turned the corner (mostly) from the 'constantly burning' stage to the 'itching like crazy' stage...that's good, because it means the skin is healing...but there were things I could do for relief from the burning sensation.  Everything I try for the itch is fleeting relief, at best.
Malakhon
 member, 1978 posts
Wed 8 Aug 2012
at 05:09
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
<VENT>

When people say

"LOOK, IT'S A BIRD!!" and point in the sky and you know it's actually superman.

Then you wonder, why is this guy so excited about a Bird?

</vent>

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Gremlin
 member, 74 posts
Thu 9 Aug 2012
at 00:28
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Raaaaagh!!!! Stupid mass game death! Half of my games are now dead, and just to add a kick in the pills to it, its my favorite half.
angel_wings
 member, 242 posts
Thu 9 Aug 2012
at 02:10
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
<Vent> Tired cranky and bitchy because hubby is out golfing and I am taking care of our daughter. It would be nice if I had some *Fruiting* help! </Vent>
Malakhon
 member, 1979 posts
Thu 9 Aug 2012
at 20:18
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
<VENT>

We spent 2.5 Billion to go to Mars, and so far no alien lifeforms have seized the robot and turned it into a killing machine, no Tardis appeared in mysterious photos sent back, no strange devouring worms ate it..

Are you going to tell me we did all that, and we've not got to see anything COOL?

</VENT>

This message was last edited by the user at 20:18, Thu 09 Aug 2012.

facemaker329
 member, 5033 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Sat 11 Aug 2012
at 07:46
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Second night of a four-night performance run for the show, and we got rained out. It had looked somewhat ominous when I showed up at the theater at 5 pm to help set up sound gear.  It kept getting moreso.  About the time they started selling tickets, the bottom dropped out of the clouds and it dumped on us--HARD.  We need the rain, sure...but it would have been nice if it had waited four hours or so...we'd have been all cleaned up for the night!

It let up about 15 minutes before we were going to start...but the clouds were still heavy and we could see plenty more just like what had dumped on us, stacked up and waiting to pass overhead--so they called the show.  We got most stuff put away before it started raining again...but an hour and a half after we would have started, it was still raining.

Hopefully, it's rained itself out for a little bit, at least in this part of the state...I've got friends scheduled to come see the show the remaining two nights!
st_nougat
 member, 47 posts
Sat 11 Aug 2012
at 15:25
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
<Vent>

Holy Fraggin' poop

Trying to work with an manipulate large assemblies using my companies completely archaic Solidworks 2006 on an even more archaic computer with a measly 3 GHz of processing power and 1 GB of ram.

My bloody telephone in my POCKET has more processing power than that and its not even a 'smartphone'

Do you have ANY frickin clue how much resources solidworks takes to run?!?!!?!?

That and spending an hour and a half updating a subassembly just to have the flippin' thing crash on me.  of course I would save more often but every time I try to save the assembly i have to wait 5-10 minutes.

</vent>
Brygun
 member, 1446 posts
 RPG since 1982
 Author, Developer
Sat 11 Aug 2012
at 20:52
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
<vent>

A GM who actually says that if the victim of bullying leaves the game they'll consider the problem solved.

That is sooooo dumb.

</vent>
Tileira
 member, 190 posts
Sat 11 Aug 2012
at 21:15
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

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facemaker329
 member, 5036 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Sun 12 Aug 2012
at 05:21
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Lived through my own personal real-life actor's nightmare tonight.  Thought I had more time than I did to preset something for the end of the show, and forgot to grab a prop I needed before I went to do it.  Next thing I know, I hear my cue to be on stage, and bolt for the entrance...and find myself going on stage without a prop that is pivotal to the resolution of the story.

I managed to kind of salvage it...made mention of the prop in question and reference to the person I was doing the scene with retrieving it at a later time...but I felt like the north end of a south-bound mule.  The show worked, it was, in the scheme of things, a hiccup...but I'm NEVER forgetting that prop again!
pitademon
 member, 665 posts
 hi all
Wed 15 Aug 2012
at 07:28
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
What the heck is wrong with people these days???
I am an animal lover.  not a crazy cat lady, but I like animals dogs, cats, hamsters, etc.  not a big bird fan, but I do appreciate them.  this week I read 2 stories that about broke my heart, both involving cats...kittens actually.  Small newborn kittens.  One someone in Texas dumped 2 kittens covered in paint into the trash.  one died, the other lost sight in one eye and has to have meds now for the rest of its life.  the other story in Maine some one tossed 4 kittens just 2-3 days old into a dumpster, luckily someone with heart found them.
I read these and all I can think of is ..did noone teach these the whole fruit basket jerks how wrong that is?  There are shelters they could have just taken them to.  No they deliberately wanted these innocent little creatures to suffer.
I hope Karma will pay them back.  Pray God will deliver a just punishment for thier cruelty.  And if I find them I want to have the physical strength to beat the stupidity out of them.
Visceri22
 member, 285 posts
 Hobbies include killing
 players and laughing
Thu 16 Aug 2012
at 01:26
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
GM is super crappy and when I say I would like to leave, get banned from game cause of the butthurt. Gotta love it T__T
facemaker329
 member, 5040 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Thu 16 Aug 2012
at 05:03
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I guess I can relax, now...I've had my annual catastrophic incident that always seems to occur on my watch as Manager On Duty for my department...one year, a performer fell off the stage and dislocated her thumb.  Last year, the power went out, on the WHOLE park.

Tonight, a pair of the performers screwed up a lift and one of them landed on her head.  Thankfully, no major injuries...but it's the most serious incident we've had all year.  And it was on my watch...so I got to deal with all the headaches of dealing with the aftermath (there wasn't much I could have done beforehand, aside from giving everyone the annual 'this is the time of year when people get injured because they've stopped thinking about what they're doing on stage' speech.  Guess what I'm doing for the other show's cast tomorrow?)
Shae_Dravenmore
 member, 378 posts
 Desk Jocky Extraordinaire
 Keeper of the Cool
Thu 16 Aug 2012
at 05:03
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
As Samuel L. Jackson would say,

"GET THOSE MOTHERLOVING ANTS OUT OF MY MOTHERLOVING HOUSE!"

Bunch of ants on the property.  Whatever.

A few ants get inside and try to get the cat food now and again.  KILL THEM WITH BLEACH! >:D

Open the dishwasher to find a small company of them eating the crumbs.

*rage face*

*turn on dishwasher*

"NOT IN MY HOUSE!"

*consult the intertubes for home-made ant poison, because exterminators are ohgodexpensive. $___$*
w byrd
 member, 1826 posts
Thu 16 Aug 2012
at 05:26
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

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