CrazyIvan777
 member, 239 posts
Fri 8 Jun 2018
at 12:27
Re: Stats/history
Soooo.... The publisher that I've been working with is deciding to close up shop. I've just sent a message to them about the next book (still in progress) and now I have to wait on it. I know there are other avenues, but shopping around a novel (especially when it's not the first in a series, and it's far from a best seller) suuuuuuuuucks. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, and hoping for the best.
DarkLightHitomi
 member, 1366 posts
Fri 8 Jun 2018
at 21:54
Re: Stats/history
@ WhiteComic
Actually, in this case he did have to let me leave. He was just an assistant manager. When I got hired, it was agreed between the general manager and I, that I leave no later than that. It was part of the requirements put in place when I got hired. The assistant manager has to abide by the rules and decisions the gm establishes.

It seems that the gm agrees with me here, as I turned in my cash today and she said she'd be talking to him.

Not looking forward to seeing him again, but thankfully I don't have to very often.
Genghis the Hutt
 member, 2534 posts
 Just an average guy :)
Fri 8 Jun 2018
at 22:40
Re: Closing out
"I told I had another job, that there was someone who was waiting and would go for 4 hours without a break waiting on me to get there. He still refused to close me out."

If you're going to leave and not get closed out, you may get fired, which sucks.  If the other job is more important, make the choice and leave knowing that you may get fired.  However, then you don't have any recourse if your drawer comes up short.  So I'd take a cell phone and videotape yourself clearly counting the money out, putting everything back in the drawer, then walking out so that if there's any argument later you can point out that you counted yourself out. :)
DarkLightHitomi
 member, 1367 posts
Sat 9 Jun 2018
at 00:16
Re: Closing out
As a driver, I have no access to a drawer. Also, supposed to get paid mileage, which is calculated by the computer.
Loremaster
 member, 59 posts
 Trust me.
 I know what I'm doing.
Sat 9 Jun 2018
at 03:07
Re: Stats/history
WhiteComic:
While I entirely feel for you in this situation due to him following you outside and getting into a heated altercation, however jobs are not obligated to follow your schedule. You're on their time.

Employees aren't actually possessions, tho.

That's actually a lot of crimes you're discussing there. Like, most of them.


Also you're making very little sense.
"It's your responsibility to avoid these overlaps."
Uh... how, if you belong to the assistant manager and must come and go at his whim?
V_V
 member, 735 posts
 You can call me V, just V
 Life; a journey made once
Sat 9 Jun 2018
at 04:09
Re: Stats/history
In reply to CrazyIvan777 (msg # 1208):

That does suuuuck. :( Getting an outlet for a book that is part of series, even the first, is difficulty enough. Having to swap publishers mid series can be a deathknell... Best of luck!
OceanLake
 member, 1037 posts
Sat 9 Jun 2018
at 05:11
Re: Stats/history
English language atrocities

"The most unique roadside diner in every US state"

"...most unique"?
V_V
 member, 736 posts
 You can call me V, just V
 Life; a journey made once
Sat 9 Jun 2018
at 05:55
Re: Stats/history
In reply to OceanLake (msg # 1214):

Do you mean to say it wasn't descriptive, as in not "most authentic mexican" or "most recognizable decor".

Or are you making a prescriptive argument? As in, that "unique" prescriptively eschews any need for qualifying it as "most" any more or less than "least".

This message was last edited by the user at 06:15, Sat 09 June.

ShadoPrism
 member, 1218 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Sat 9 Jun 2018
at 10:45
Re: Stats/history
In reply to V_V (msg # 1215):

Marketting Hogwash.
drewalt
 member, 90 posts
Sat 9 Jun 2018
at 18:23
Re: Stats/history
In reply to V_V (msg # 1215):

It's an especially egregious misuse of the word.  Nothing can be the "most" unique, it is either unique or it is not.  Uniqueness is not a spectrum, it's a binary.  Something unique is neither more nor less unique than anything else in existence else it is not unique to begin with.

See Strunk's Elements of Style.
OceanLake
 member, 1038 posts
Sat 9 Jun 2018
at 20:09
Re: Stats/history
most offbeat

most unusual

most attention-getting
horus
 member, 505 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Sun 10 Jun 2018
at 15:33
Is it My Imagination...
or is there a full-blown summer slump in progress around here?

Part of it is, I'm sure, my recent so-called life that does not seem to be going my way at all, but that's starting to look up a bit.

Nothing to it but to do it, I suppose.  Keep on keepin' on, and all that jazz.

In the words of Malcolm Reynolds, "I aim to misbehave."

I'm a start me a new game, I think.

Oh, wait...
PCO.Spvnky
 member, 365 posts
Sun 10 Jun 2018
at 17:52
Is it My Imagination...
I have a question, why isn't there a player option to remove yourself from a game? It's irritating to ask to be removed from a game and then still have it pop over and over in your sticky list.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15586 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Sun 10 Jun 2018
at 18:01
Is it My Imagination...
In reply to PCO.Spvnky (msg # 1220):

Because we believe that the GM, and only the GM, should have control over entry to, and exit from, his game.  Just like we wouldn't let a player add himself to a game, we don't let him remove himself.

That said, if you ask the GM to remove you, and he doesn't do it within a week, then you contact the Moderators, and include a link to the in-game thread where you asked the GM to remove you.

From the FAQs:
As a player, I want to be able to remove myself from games.

As only GMs can add players to a game, only GMs can remove players from games.  If you'd like to leave a game, be sure to tell the GM and ask them to remove you from it.  If they do not respect your wishes within a reasonable time, contact the Moderators about the issue.
        /help/?t=faqs&page=frf

This message was last edited by the user at 18:07, Sun 10 June.

Eggy
 member, 797 posts
Sun 10 Jun 2018
at 18:09
Is it My Imagination...
In reply to horus (msg # 1219):

Pretty much. For me, this is a season of blockbuster movies, graduation parties, road trips and concerts.  I'm stuck at home this summer, so I'm taking time for game maintenance.
engine
 member, 617 posts
Thu 21 Jun 2018
at 19:40
Is it My Imagination...
I had a really cool Conway's Game of Life background for my Galaxy phone. I say had, because it just disappeared. I can't find the files anywhere and it doesn't seem to be available in the Play Store. Problems don't get much more first world than this, but I'm bummed.

Well, maybe this is an incentive to program my own.
Genghis the Hutt
 member, 2542 posts
 Just an average guy :)
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 14:33
Is it My Imagination...
Go for it: https://dzone.com/articles/rec...e-of-life-on-android

The problem will be interpreting zoom/pan from "turn cell on/off".  Good luck! :)
OceanLake
 member, 1041 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 23:24
Is it My Imagination...
I write a post and look it over. Later, I go back to the thread to read others' posts...and I discover my post has at least one typo.

P.S. To make matters worse, I believe the above sentences have zero typos.
gorchek
 member, 1 post
Sat 23 Jun 2018
at 19:43
Evil d20...
One of my PC rolled 18 d20 so far in my game. He rolled 6 ones, and 2 twos. It's getting kinda... absurd.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1219 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Sat 23 Jun 2018
at 20:40
Evil d20...
In reply to gorchek (msg # 1226):

I had one truely epic roll once - rolled 20D20's at the same time. They all came up 20. Was for multiple actions in a tourneyment - the GM in the end disqualified me though cause I was playing a mage (who would have won the Entire tourney with that awsome roll - using his dice no less).
That was also the last time I and the rest of the group, let him GM a game (he tended to get pissed when we won at anything and then pulled stuff like removing my win.)
Still the odds of that single giant roll are beyond my ability to estimate and I have Never done anything like it sense (to that scale at least, on smaller scale with lesser dice sure, but not D20s.) Thinking back, it's to bad I did not go buy a lottery ticket that day, probably would have won with that level of luck.
mole75
 member, 44 posts
Sat 23 Jun 2018
at 21:05
Re: Evil d20...
ShadoPrism:
In reply to gorchek (msg # 1226):

... rolled 20D20's at the same time. They all came up 20.....

...
Still the odds of that single giant roll are beyond my ability to estimate


The odds are something like 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (yes that's a 1 followed by 26 zeroes, about a million times the number of stars in the observable universe. Or a number so large that if you tried to count it you wouldn't reach it before the universe were be a billion times older than it is now.)

That is such an improbable event that it's on the scale of winning the grand prize in the lottery every week for three weeks in a row.
icosahedron152
 member, 868 posts
Sun 24 Jun 2018
at 06:41
Re: Evil d20...
With a roll like that, you should have not only won the tournament, you should have won the hand of the king's only daughter, too.

No wonder you kicked the GM out!
ShadoPrism
 member, 1221 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Sun 24 Jun 2018
at 17:19
Re: Evil d20...
In reply to icosahedron152 (msg # 1229):

1st level female mage. Won the Whole tourney.
Had I been the GM, I would have claimed some outside (possibly godly agency) had interfered (cause lets face it, reality wise that would be what it would take for such an event / roll to happen) and used that as a 'legal' excuse for nullifying such a win.
He could not say I cheated as there were 5 others at the table who all witnessed the roll to. Definitely a once in a life time roll.
V_V
 member, 744 posts
Sun 24 Jun 2018
at 19:09
Evil d20...

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V_V
 member, 745 posts
Sun 24 Jun 2018
at 19:28
Evil d20...

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