By popular demand... another OOC thread.   Posted by Traveller Referee.Group: 0
Shui Tiesi
 player, 1679 posts
 Quiet doctor,
 helpful steward.
Wed 15 Mar 2017
at 15:52
Re: Informative post - every game needs one.
Deepest apologies for my silence.  I've been sick, and am now dealing with a mild case of pneumonia (thanks to my hyperviolent coughing, which apparently caused some small damage to one lung).

It's not serious, so please don't worry, but this is the first day I've really had any kind of motivation to do anything for about a week.  :D

*crossposted to many games, forgive me if you've seen it*
Tylen Orgesh
 player, 1176 posts
 Gunner and former scout
 Who the hell is Will?
Wed 15 Mar 2017
at 18:42
Re: Informative post - every game needs one.
Glad you are feeling a better, if not completely well.  :)
Shui Tiesi
 player, 1680 posts
 Quiet doctor,
 helpful steward.
Mon 20 Mar 2017
at 14:17
Re: Informative post - every game needs one.
Okay, things got...a lot worse.  But they're quite a bit better now.  Thank you, Tylen!  :D
Shui Tiesi
 player, 1682 posts
 Quiet doctor,
 helpful steward.
Tue 21 Mar 2017
at 12:28
Re: Informative post - every game needs one.
Okay, pulled myself together to actually make a post.  Horrible catch-up post, but there it is.
Tylen Orgesh
 player, 1178 posts
 Gunner and former scout
 Who the hell is Will?
Tue 21 Mar 2017
at 13:37
Re: Informative post - every game needs one.
As always -  even you 'horrible catch-up posts' make all of my posts look heavy handed and clunky.  Good to see you back :)
Shui Tiesi
 player, 1683 posts
 Quiet doctor,
 helpful steward.
Tue 21 Mar 2017
at 15:27
Re: Informative post - every game needs one.
Hardly!  But the compliment is appreciated.  :D

Good to be back.  Good to feel better, to boot!  ^_^
Shui Tiesi
 player, 1688 posts
 Quiet doctor,
 helpful steward.
Tue 4 Apr 2017
at 18:45
Re: Informative post - every game needs one.
*...am unable to answer your call at the moment as there is at least one shotgun pointed at my stomach.*

*Please leave a message at the beep.*


More seriously, it's probably not a good thing for me to continue until I've had at least one GM post following my own.  ^_^

This message was last edited by the player at 18:53, Tue 04 Apr 2017.

Shui Tiesi
 player, 1690 posts
 Quiet doctor,
 helpful steward.
Thu 6 Apr 2017
at 15:41
Re: Informative post - every game needs one.
Not going to try to take the call...

This message was last edited by the player at 18:04, Thu 06 Apr 2017.

Shui Tiesi
 player, 1695 posts
 Quiet doctor,
 helpful steward.
Tue 18 Apr 2017
at 13:52
Re: Informative post - every game needs one.
quote:
"She's a good doctor, but she worries too much about peoples' health."


Hilarious.
Traveller Referee
 GM, 1208 posts
 In space nobody can hear
 you swearing at me.
Tue 18 Apr 2017
at 17:43
Re: Informative post - every game needs one.
I wondered if anybody would spot that.  :p
Shui Tiesi
 player, 1696 posts
 Quiet doctor,
 helpful steward.
Tue 18 Apr 2017
at 17:58
Re: Informative post - every game needs one.
:)  More doctors should consider prevention and not just treating symptoms.

...not really a shot at doctors, there, it's how they're trained.  At least in North America.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:59, Tue 18 Apr 2017.

Ash Tescali
 player, 585 posts
 Traveling through J-space
 isn't like dusting crops
Tue 18 Apr 2017
at 21:33
Re: Informative post - every game needs one.
Traveller Referee:
I wondered if anybody would spot that.  :p

I noticed...:D  But, I figured it was just Jago in shock.  I know that Ash is not all that happy either.  He's seen his share of violence, but that still doesn't mean he likes it...

quote:
...More doctors should consider prevention and not just treating symptoms. ...

This is a bit of a two-way street.  Many doctors do treat symptoms, as per their training.  But many patients wait too long before going into see a doctor as well...
Tylen Orgesh
 player, 1193 posts
 Gunner and former scout
 Who the hell is Will?
Wed 19 Apr 2017
at 06:40
Re: Informative post - every game needs one.
Ash Tescali:
  But many patients wait too long before going into see a doctor as well...


Perhaps because the doctors push out a generic, one size fits all, set of pills each time,  rather than looking at problems holistically?
Ash Tescali
 player, 586 posts
 Traveling through J-space
 isn't like dusting crops
Wed 19 Apr 2017
at 06:51
Re: Informative post - every game needs one.
Tylen Orgesh:
... Perhaps because the doctors push out a generic, one size fits all, set of pills each time,  rather than looking at problems holistically?

*shrug* A true Catch-22, I guess.  Bootstrapping issues be damned; someone needs to break the cycle! :D
Shui Tiesi
 player, 1698 posts
 Quiet doctor,
 helpful steward.
Wed 19 Apr 2017
at 11:49
Re: Informative post - every game needs one.
Truth!  :D

Honestly, doctors need more courses in things like 'nutrition', which they don't really get.

...I'm deadly seriously about that.  :(  It's fairly appalling, and we can hardly blame them if they're never taught about such things.
Tylen Orgesh
 player, 1195 posts
 Gunner and former scout
 Who the hell is Will?
Wed 19 Apr 2017
at 12:49
Re: Informative post - every game needs one.
It is also how to support those  other options in  society - nutritional advice doesn't compete well with McDonald's (for example) advertising, nor that of the drinks industry.  Or even the busy, hectic lifestyle for all adults that takes us away from the leisurely cycle of shopping for fresh foods in favour of the ready meals pushed out by the supermarkets.

I could carry on with the Tobacco industry and the ineffectiveness of commercial gyms to attract the more needy customers ...  but that is more than enough of my cynical outlook on life.

Well for the time being, at least :)

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 12:51, Wed 19 Apr 2017.

Shui Tiesi
 player, 1699 posts
 Quiet doctor,
 helpful steward.
Wed 19 Apr 2017
at 13:07
Re: Informative post - every game needs one.
Absolutely.  Holistic look at the problem indeed.
Traveller Referee
 GM, 1210 posts
 In space nobody can hear
 you swearing at me.
Fri 21 Apr 2017
at 19:10
Re: Informative post - every game needs one.
Been really busy with work lately, hence my absence.  Will try to catch up this weekend.  A thousand apologies and one.
Shui Tiesi
 player, 1701 posts
 Quiet doctor,
 helpful steward.
Mon 24 Apr 2017
at 12:33
Re: Informative post - every game needs one.
Real life oft rears its ugly head...I hope you're doing well!  :D
Tylen Orgesh
 player, 1199 posts
 Gunner and former scout
 Who the hell is Will?
Thu 4 May 2017
at 21:53
Re: Informative post - every game needs one.
there is nothing like conflicting med reports to upset a doctor  :P
Traveller Referee
 GM, 1225 posts
 In space nobody can hear
 you swearing at me.
Sun 18 Jun 2017
at 13:55
Re: Informative post - every game needs one.
I've been giving this considerable thought over the last couple of weeks, and I've come to the conclusion that it's time to lay this game to rest, after almost twelve years.

While I have enjoyed gaming with you all, I have been finding it increasingly difficult to muster sufficient motivation to post here.

Sorry everybody.
Tylen Orgesh
 player, 1205 posts
 Gunner and former scout
 Who the hell is Will?
Sun 18 Jun 2017
at 14:28
Re: Informative post - every game needs one.
Life happens, things change, stories grind to a halt.  I have certainly been there in the past :)  In my case, I think I left it too late to make those decisions and finished up away from RPoL for three/four  years.  I hope it doesn't affect you like that :)

BUT - most importantly -  thank you for running a good game, I have enjoyed playing in it.  Maybe we'll play together again  later :)

BTW - Ari says hello :)
Ash Tescali
 player, 591 posts
 Traveling through J-space
 isn't like dusting crops
Mon 19 Jun 2017
at 06:24
Re: Informative post - every game needs one.
I am sorry that I have not been more actively lately (which I am sure has contributed to your pacing and posting woes, Ron).  Please accept my apologies; I'm afraid that RL has been the culprit leading to a significant decrease in my ability to post on RPoL.  All of my activity on the site has suffered - though that is little consolation, I am sure.

Like Tylen, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart, BBR.  You have been very patient, incredibly diligent, and an absolute joy to play with.

And that actually goes for all of the players here.  Thank you for making this game a lot of fun for me.  I hope to play with all of you again some time; or rather, I would love to play with any (or all) of you again, at any point.  Though realistically, I don't know if that will ever happen.

Still, everyone take care and best of gaming to all of you!
Yasmine Crow
 player, 1234 posts
 Gunner and ex marine
 ''Fire at Will!''
Mon 19 Jun 2017
at 15:46
Re: Informative post - every game needs one.
Yeah, I need not tell you I have had prolonged absence, and I certainly do not need to tell Ron, since he suffers me on a daily basis.  ;)

That said, I have had fun when I have been capable of contributing and shall miss you all, and while he knows the reasons and all I still feel like I too contributed.  So there, Ron.  :p

Still, 12 years, goodness me.  O_o


Take care y'all and see you 'round.  The Margin will fly on!
Shui Tiesi
 player, 1716 posts
 Quiet doctor,
 helpful steward.
Tue 20 Jun 2017
at 12:17
Re: Informative post - every game needs one.
I understand, Ron.  I've had a great time, but all good things must come to an end*.  Huge thanks for all of your work, and for all of the time you've put in on this game.

And the same goes for the other players!  :D

I hope to see everyone around...somewhere...on Rpol in the future.  Everyone take care of themselves!

* Final Gratuitous SF Reference™