Shannara
 moderator, 3035 posts
Thu 21 Jun 2012
at 13:00
NOTHING but VENTS -- Vent all You Want Without Replies
The old thread was a couple of years old, so it's about time for a fresh new thread in which to VENT!.

I'll start it out.

<vent>
I have nothing to vent about this morning yet!  Obviously there's nowhere else for the day to go but down!
</vent>

Note: As with previous Vent threads, please do not respond to vents posted by other people.  This is not the place for flaming/good advice/commiserations/or conversations regarding the things that annoy other users.  It is for venting, pure and simple - blow off a little steam, and move on.

This message was last edited by the user at 22:47, Wed 07 June 2017.

Serrational
 member, 121 posts
 Ponies! Trees! Hooray!
 Blue Exorcist fan.
Thu 21 Jun 2012
at 15:15
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Darn, all my previous ranting shall fall into the void of the end page. My fond memories of expressing unhappiness are now moot.

Curses!

[/vent]
Newgirl2010
 member, 208 posts
 Dragon Age freak here!
Thu 21 Jun 2012
at 16:21
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
No posts in my games!
[/vent]
ginny
 member, 59 posts
Thu 21 Jun 2012
at 16:24
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Having to spend the money on a dress that I will wear maybe once in my lifetime for someone elses wedding.
Brygun
 member, 1329 posts
 RPG since 1982
Thu 21 Jun 2012
at 16:51
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
35 C, 91 F in my Canadian room.

*polar bear keels over in globabl warming*
truemane
 member, 1583 posts
 Firing magic missles at
 the darkness!
Thu 21 Jun 2012
at 16:56
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Have a date with my True Love tomorrow. But got called in to work. Can't miss work. She will understand. She's good that way. But all the same.... DAMMIT.
facemaker329
 member, 4953 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Fri 22 Jun 2012
at 07:20
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Found out a friend of mine has her life in chaos, yet again...her marriage, which happened after years of counseling to deal with the aftermath of two abusive boyfriends, is on the rocks.  Again.  They already almost called it quits once and decided to make another go at it...doesn't sound like they're ready to go for Round Three.

Stories like that make me glad I'm still a bachelor...and the fact that I'm glad about it, itself, kind of makes me a little sad, too...
temperance
 member, 14 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2012
at 11:19
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Though the bride has been kind enough to let members of the party choose our own dresses, I'm not a dress/formal shindig person. And I'm a grad student so I haz no money. I have to spend a month's pay on a dress I'll never wear again.

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Darbbackwards
 member, 160 posts
 My name is Brad, which is
 darb spelled backwards
Fri 22 Jun 2012
at 12:19
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I go through the whole day and everything seems fine. Talk to boss, nothing seems off. I get a call three hours after closing from the HR person that I don't need to come in again. Why couldn't you just man up and tell me before I left? Would it really have been that hard?
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 canít 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...

This message was last edited by a moderator, as it was off-topic, at 03:32, Mon 09 July 2012.

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, thoughósometimes 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

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was moot, at 12:28, Wed 18 July 2012.

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>

This message was last edited by the user at 04:03, Fri 20 July 2012.

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...

This message was last edited by a moderator, as it was moot, at 04:35, Sun 22 July 2012.

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.

This message was last edited by a moderator, as it was against the forum rules, at 10:47, Tue 24 July 2012.

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

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was off-topic, at 11:53, Tue 24 July 2012.

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

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was off-topic, at 20:30, Wed 25 July 2012.

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.

This message was last edited by a moderator, as it was moot, at 22:32, Sun 29 July 2012.

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.

This message was last edited by the user at 16:45, Tue 31 July 2012.

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>

This message was last edited by the user at 05:09, Wed 08 Aug 2012.

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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Wyrm
 member, 178 posts
 Age 31
Sun 19 Aug 2012
at 20:14
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I come into work as manager on duty, all three bathrooms working fine. An hour before I'm off, some one broke the men's bathroom lock (blissfully not telling anyone) preventing anyone from going in and out. And then thirty minutes later, some one breaks the women's bathroom toilet.

This is the reason why no one let's you pleebs use the bathroom!

edit: and turns out hte maintenance man had quit on Friday with no notice. Hooray.

This message was last edited by the user at 20:26, Sun 19 Aug 2012.

tieflingpaladin
 member, 30 posts
Sun 19 Aug 2012
at 23:11
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I'm sorry (name which I shall not mention), but there are several other classes in Pathfinder that can use the stealth skill just as effectively as the rogue. Better, sometimes. This isn't AD&D 1 anymore!!! An it's a tabletop game, we don't have infinite time! The magus, ranger, cleric, and the I-forget-what-that-character-is can easily break into their own guildhall in the middle of the night, search it for papers linking them to the assassin organization, an burn the place to the ground! There is nothing making rogues any better at breaking in than anyone else!!!
shady joker
 member, 1433 posts
Sun 19 Aug 2012
at 23:55
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Due to massi8ve blundering RPGnow screwed me out of $26 dollars. AARRRRRRRRRR
Santo-Ghidorah
 member, 97 posts
Mon 20 Aug 2012
at 15:39
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Please stop using words if you don't know what they mean.

Thanks.
DarkwindStriker
 member, 487 posts
 Better known in many
 places as Gatewalker.
Mon 20 Aug 2012
at 21:53
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I have facebook send me emails when my dad posts to his wall because that's where he usually puts his health updates. He's got some bad conditions that I'd like to keep myself updated on. Also family news gets posted there.

Of course, his health updates are rare(which is good, no news really IS good news in this case) and family news equally so. So most of what I get from him....is ENDLESS ignorant and aggressive political crap. All in rabid support of a viewpoint that is nearly the polar opposite of my own, of course.

Can't remove the updates, because, well, I need to get the health and family news updates when they happen.

But oh man does this irritate the carp out of me.
nuric
 member, 1657 posts
 Love D&D,superhero games
 Not very computer savvy
Tue 21 Aug 2012
at 00:12
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
This is minor compared to other rants, but one of the things that drives me crazy is when I try to share something I like, perhaps a tv show or a favorite song, and the version I choose to share with someone turns out to be a very subpar version or episode.

I guess I know why this happens.   I watch entire seasons of a show, and know that there are good points and bad points, so any random episode isn't going to be the "best of" that I want it to be.
But it's very frustrating when I say "Here's this thing that I love so much", and have someone I care about look at it and shrug, unimpressed.   I feel like the show or song I love has betrayed me somehow, like showing off a new car and having it break down five minutes later.    Very annoying.
facemaker329
 member, 5058 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Wed 29 Aug 2012
at 07:15
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Ugh...how much would it cost to just have my sinuses removed, completely?  (I know, aside from it being impossible, in terms of practicality, it would also have severe repercussions for the rest of my body functions...)  I'm shaking off one of those stupid summertime colds...and it's decided that my sinus cavity is where it's going to make its final stand (I hope it's the final stand, I'm sick of it moving up and down from my head to my chest).

Had so much sinus drainage going on, all day long, that I spent most of the evening on the verge of an upset stomach (I won't explain the connection to you...if you get it, you know it's gross...and if you don't, be thankful...)  I just wanna go back to being able to breathe normally, without reliance on decongestants and expectorants to prevent me from suffocating on my own phlegm...
doomedfate
 member, 541 posts
 I'm a Furry, and
 dang it, I'm proud!
Wed 29 Aug 2012
at 09:14
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Football. I play on the freshman team, and yesterday we played our school rivals. Now, guess what the chain gang did? The play was short by, like, 5 inches, I know, because I was standing right next to the line, and they scooted the marker down the 5 inches to get a 1st down! That's the second time this has happened in two years, as last year, it was off by a whole yard or two and they just scooted down so the home team got a first down! Although, the next set of downs they got stopped. Still, chain gang corruption!

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habsin4
 member, 554 posts
 Putting old paper in new
 boxes since 2005
Wed 29 Aug 2012
at 19:46
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I work on a college campus.  The college kids are back.
Paixao
 member, 23 posts
 It's always the quiet one
Wed 29 Aug 2012
at 20:57
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Do tell when did dragging your teen out of the house by her hair, slamming her head into a car door repeatedly and choking her into submission before trying to force her into said car become 'within your parental rights'?

That is what the cop said when he let the father take the terrified bleeding girl back home. (hit in the mouth when she fought back and managed to escape to make it to her neighbor's house...mine)
bobbofeet
 member, 20 posts
Fri 31 Aug 2012
at 16:54
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Stupid school districts that have the para-educators best interests at heart above the students.

Edit:  And also SPED programs that don't do what they promised.

I have never contacted an attorney before, but have called two already this morning.  G'ah!

This message was last edited by the user at 18:14, Fri 31 Aug 2012.

Cheeze
 member, 23 posts
 Early birds get worms...
 Late mice get cheese...
Sat 1 Sep 2012
at 00:29
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
People that question and argue about stupid things online that won't get changed just to try to make themselves feel smart or righteous or like they're fighting "the man". Seriously, people, just shut up! (Not directed at the people in this thread)
Neko_gal
 member, 155 posts
Sat 1 Sep 2012
at 08:09
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

<vent>Being stuck in an emotional tug-of-war between doing what is right and safe by my son and family vs my elderly grandmother who is visiting from out of province and has a bone broken in her hand and a cast on.  I just want to do right by everyone but the physical and emotional damage to everyone is starting to take its toll.</vent>
nuric
 member, 1686 posts
Sat 1 Sep 2012
at 12:24
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agent17
 member, 96 posts
Sun 2 Sep 2012
at 06:43
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

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PushBarToOpen
 member, 611 posts
Mon 3 Sep 2012
at 10:12
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
this is more depressing than anything else but i just spent 5 minuites looking for the anti-vents thread without sucsess

are people really that depressed that they can find nothining good to shout about even the little things?
wyrmpuff
 member, 40 posts
Tue 4 Sep 2012
at 01:28
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Sigh. Things moving slowly for me on rpol at the moment.
Shei-kun
 member, 744 posts
 A Giant Shei draws near!
 Fight-Magic-Item-Flee
Tue 4 Sep 2012
at 03:35
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Someone stole my phone at Kumoricon.  That phone had all of my con photos from Kumoricon and Sakuracon, as well as several other photos, that I had not yet transferred to my computer.

What kind of rotten blueberry steals a phone from someone who offers to share their charger, gives them food, and states that everyone at the con is like family seconds before they steal it once the person turns their back for a brief moment?!
facemaker329
 member, 5069 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Tue 4 Sep 2012
at 06:23
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Ugh...Spend a week not eating at the employee cafeteria at work, and my body apparently loses the ability to process the food they serve in there without tying itself in knots.  I'd worry that it was something else, except that this has a distressing tendency to happen.  Convenient, at the time I need to eat...

But oh-so-inconvenient when I start looking at what I'm getting for the money (terribly unhealthy stuff), and when I get my paycheck and realize just how much I actually spend when I don't have to take cash out of my pocket to pay for meals (they just deduct it from your paycheck...)

And massively inconvenient when I've let my body get used to digesting something vaguely resembling GOOD food and then go back to the greasy masses of indigestion they laughably refer to as 'food'.  Somebody pass me an antacid, please...
temperance
 member, 22 posts
Thu 6 Sep 2012
at 11:16
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Accidentally aspirated tea last night.

Most people accidentally inhale a liquid, and they cough and splutter a bit and are fine in 10 minutes.

Not so with me. I'm asthmatic, so of course it triggered a flare (breaking my wonderful 6 month no flare streak - best streak I've had in 6 years and didn't want to ruin it) and thus my training and activities are messed up for the next however-long-it-takes-me-to-recover.

Rawrg. Can I have normal lungs, please?
ThorgarTheBlooded
 member, 14 posts
 Death for the death lord.
 Blood for the blood god.
Fri 7 Sep 2012
at 06:56
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
My first game was a day or so from starting, waiting on two character sheets. What happens!? The two players I am waiting on drop out. Now I have to wait to bump the advert to fill the void. Next time I am filling the team up with a few extra players. Oh well, better than them dropping mid-campaign during serious events.
Hoshana
 member, 826 posts
 War's a blueberry.
 Wear a helmet.
Sun 9 Sep 2012
at 00:54
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
My three tween to teen daughters have seven of their friends staying over tonight. I'm drowning!
Neko_gal
 member, 156 posts
Sun 9 Sep 2012
at 05:22
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

<vent>Having my 79 year old grandma staying with my husband and I our small apartment with her dog for 3 weeks, while my 2 year old son continues to show no fear of the dog when he should.  Being the one person that everyone goes to for Öeverything (jars do not open themselves even if I'm changing a diaper), to include venting their frustrations and anger.  My sanity is slowly slipping away along with my tolerance to keep my own feelings in check.</vent>
facemaker329
 member, 5079 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Mon 10 Sep 2012
at 07:15
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Guys, really...are you EVER going to do anything with the script?  I mean, actually, honest-to-goodness, "Let's cast this thing and start shooting the movie" stuff?  Because it's been five years since you asked me to design costumes, and almost that long since you invited me to help with the re-writes...and it's been almost two years since I heard anything about it, other than, "We're still revising the story..."

I think we had the story in a pretty good place, actually, if the rest of the writing team could decide whether they were writing a comedy or an action/drama (because your secondary character, amusing as he was, was NOT helping the plot with his highly-contrived-vocabulary-as-character-distinction-tactics.)

And if you're NOT going to shoot this thing, then I'd like my reward for helping fix some of your biggest plot flaws (like trying to do this in the same flavor as the 'Scary Movie' and 'Not Another Teen Movie' franchises) to be permission to do a novelization.  Yeah, I realize that you might come back to it and you don't want a novel out there to dictate what you're going to do with your story...but I don't think you realize that you're gutting your story.
ThorgarTheBlooded
 member, 19 posts
 Death for the death lord.
 Blood for the blood god.
Mon 10 Sep 2012
at 16:52
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Random person : "Hey, can I join your game?"

Empty rtj, just an interest in the game.

Random person : "Oh, you roll dice? I prefer point buy, you should do point buy."

Now I'm annoyed, but I see there is a reply.

Random person : "Random bonus tables? Can't I just pick what I want? Dice are lame."

RAGEFACE. Optimizers bother me, just play the game. I know flaws are scary, but that's half the fun of roleplaying. If you want the perfect character, mod/dev console a PC game and make your guy perfect. Perfection is boring.

/rant.
praguepride
 member, 693 posts
 Asker of Questions
 Finder of Answers
Mon 10 Sep 2012
at 18:43
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
My dryer is no long drying clothes. What's worse, we like to run the dryer overnight so the damp clothes just sit in there and get all moldy smelling.

This has happened often enough and the dryer is becoming unreliable enough that now the whole dryer just smells musty, whether there are musty clothes in it or not.


To add a dose of dark humor to it, I suspect the problem may lie in the dryer vent :D
Neko_gal
 member, 157 posts
Mon 10 Sep 2012
at 21:39
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

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praguepride
 member, 710 posts
 Asker of Questions
 Finder of Answers
Fri 14 Sep 2012
at 21:56
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I HATE it when I'm trying to change lanes while driving and I respectfully put on my blinker. This apparently sends an insane message to the person driving behind me in the lane next to me to immediately push the gas pedal to the floor and race me just so I won't pull in front of him.

I want to drive them off the road and punch them repeatedly in the face for not being respectful and more over choosing a pointless and dangerous option as opposed to slow down for 1 second and let me over.

Those people who drive like that should be shot in both kneecaps for making the roads more stressful and more dangerous. BE RESPECTFUL AND LET PEOPLE CHANGE LANES IN @!%*!@$^& PEACE!!!!
Kai927
 member, 86 posts
Sun 23 Sep 2012
at 02:14
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I normally don't celebrate my birthday, though I am not opposed to it. So it came as a pleasant surprise when some of my new-found friend wanted to do something to celebrate it. Thus plans were made to do things on my birthday.

The day of the event(today) rolls around and no one can be contacted, and nothing is heard from them. Feeling more than a little frustrated over it all.
jazzman831
 member, 707 posts
Tue 25 Sep 2012
at 21:07
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I was *going* to post on the warm and fuzzy thread about how Sunday's second date might finally be the one to break the Second Date Curse, and how I was looking forward to a third this weekend.

But since I'm posting on the vent thread instead...
doomedfate
 member, 576 posts
 I'm a Furry, and
 dang it, I'm proud!
Thu 27 Sep 2012
at 02:24
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Square Enix is being very mean to it's fans. First it releases FFXIII multi-platform, so we're all thinking, "hey, they're finally going multiplatform." Which made me SO happy, seeing as I'm a huge Kingdom Hearts fan who went to the 360 'cause I liked the Halo games, and at the time the PS3 was a bit much, but now they're pulling the one-platform again, with KH 1.5 and even pulling FF versus from the first info release of PS3 and 360, which I was elated, as it used my favorite KH command menu, but then... they did it... as I said, both, PS3 only. I understand earlier in consoles, but REALLY?! I think that KH should come to the 360, and kinda as trade, mabey PS3 gets a few 360 games that were exclusives. Let them try out Halo, and we get to try out Uncharted, cross more games, and overall make gameing more fun, all this exclusives, telling me I have to have a PS3 to play the new console releases of my favorite sieries? That's just mean! What I really fear, if if KH3 is PS3 only... *shudders* I am NOT wanting to have to save up to get a whole new system just to finish out a sieries I've faithfully followed for many, many years.
facemaker329
 member, 5091 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Thu 27 Sep 2012
at 21:52
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Can I have my other dental hygienist back, please?  She worked on me several times and never had a stream of my own drool running down my cheek.  She noticed when I flinched as she was working and took more care with those areas of my mouth that were more tender.  And she was faster.

I definitely consider this one a downgrade.  She's competent...but the other one was GOOD.
ShadeTheFallen
 member, 162 posts
 Live in the Light of Hope
 Not in the Shadow of Fear
Fri 28 Sep 2012
at 00:01
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
[vent]
First off, I've been stuck away from here for an extended period of time (going on three years now). Very frustrating. And I find that all games I had are gone. I suppose I can't really be shocked, but I had so much material in just those few games -.-

Second, I'm tired of nineteen hour work days Monday through Friday! I can't enjoy a weekend anymore because I have to spend the entirety of it sleeping to recover from the week! *sigh*
[/vent]
habsin4
 member, 572 posts
 Putting old paper in new
 boxes since 2005
Fri 28 Sep 2012
at 14:58
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Washington DC weather.  Ugh.
Loneeagle42
 member, 97 posts
Fri 28 Sep 2012
at 17:04
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
[vent]
I hate it when I forget that I have the storm call shout equipped and get attacked  by vampires in a town.
[/vent]
Silverlock
 member, 39 posts
Fri 28 Sep 2012
at 17:33
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
</vent>

To learn that my better half hates the job situation as much as I do, as both of our jobs are ruining our mental and physical health.  And to fear that we can't ever afford to retire - that we will have to work ourselves to death just to have a very basic existence - where even the purchase of a fast-food meal is weighed carefully for its affordability in our budget.   Yet all these government agencies are handing out free rent, free medical care, free food, free cell phones, free education, free assistance for SO many things...but we do not qualify.

<vent>
wyrmpuff
 member, 73 posts
Sat 29 Sep 2012
at 06:57
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
That's it. Not participating in rpol community forums anymore.
slartybadfast
 member, 66 posts
 Have towel, will travel!
Mon 1 Oct 2012
at 01:02
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
<annoyed>Please stop asking me if I'm somebody I'm not. I've never heard of the guy. Really I haven't. If he has the same interests as me that's just coincidence. When you started this it was kinda funny. Now I'm starting to get paranoid that I have some mad stalking doppleganger following me!</annoyed>
Queenmandikat46
 member, 290 posts
 another one who met her
 love through RPOL
Tue 2 Oct 2012
at 01:15
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
<vent>

Trying to get back in to rping put in a character I had created for a game type for a game that never made it off the ground thinking I found her a home only to wind up in what feels like a job interview with to co gms who Im hearing info about from others about they try to kill you if you dont get along with their characters.  Also having to prove myself to a person that is a cogm with no experience in the setting and getting told by him that I have to get along to a certain level and not cause problems or my character will be killed. with no reason explanation ect.  and then being asked how i view this that and 17 other pointless things when told they wanted to pick my brain I really get the sinking filling of getting grilled down trussed up an paraded for there amusement!!!!

</vent>

On the other hand HI!!!! and I find myself going why am I comin back to this?
Brygun
 member, 1559 posts
 RPG since 1982
 Author, Developer
Tue 2 Oct 2012
at 05:41
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
<vent>

When you seriously think someone is trying to get in through our apartment door after a robbery nearby last week...

...don't keep shouting in my ear over and over that its scary! I'm trying to figure out what is going on! If it is an attack I need my attention on the fight not you! The moment my head is turned to look at you could be the moment a knife is stuck into me.

I could use focus if I am about to fight for the lives our family. Thank you very much!
</vent>

All turned out okay. Person coming to help people move in down the hall got the number mixed up. All calmed down and joked about it later.
facemaker329
 member, 5101 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Tue 2 Oct 2012
at 16:13
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
And, just like that, half the games I was playing in have folded up in the space of about two weeks.  I'm debating whether or not to replace them, as the ones that I'm still in aren't currently all that busy, either...but, really, I'm better off with fewer distractions.

Still...the timing sucks.  Having them all close out so close to each other...well, it's kinda depressing.  Time to learn to redirect that time and energy into other, more productive pursuits, I guess.
Queenmandikat46
 member, 294 posts
 another one who met her
 love through RPOL
Tue 2 Oct 2012
at 18:28
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
<vent>

*screams*

Having to argue with my net provider not just one day but for 5 days to get things fixed, get lies fixed and then get the net that was never suppose to be interrupted gets done so for 2 days, find out they shouldn have done half of what they did to change it then trying to see what they are going to do to make up for there mistake and get hung up on, redirected, promised to call back and then they act like I should just be dealing with them all day long and have no other life.  (thanks AT&T)

</vent>
Evil Empryss
 member, 178 posts
Tue 2 Oct 2012
at 18:39
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

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Pyrate
 member, 124 posts
Tue 2 Oct 2012
at 18:40
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

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doomedfate
 member, 583 posts
 I'm a Furry, and
 dang it, I'm proud!
Wed 3 Oct 2012
at 00:51
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Our Coaches are being idiots. In the B-team game, they're suppost to get as many people in, but I only got 4 plays, while a guy who just joined, we're halfway done, and got pads YESTERDAY, who isn't that great, and is only first year, got to play the whole game! Also, in practice, when I face off against the Starting Tight End for A-team, I regularly beat him, but no changes occur. The only way he even slowed me was by grabbing my arm after I got past him, and punching me in the back, right where the pads aren't. In fact, there are a bunch of B-team players who are much better than A-team, but no changes. In practice, the B-team was even beating the A-team, yet how many changes? That's right, none!
Wyrm
 member, 229 posts
 Age 31
Wed 3 Oct 2012
at 18:37
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
"You looked a bit stunned when I told you what I pulled you over for"
Well, yeah! You pulled me over for not stopping at a stop sign before I turned right, when I did. Even your little cam shows my rear bumpear going up, indicating my stop. Then you proceed to argue for it even after I explained that you probably thought you saw me roll through it an I was not going to argue with you there (The place to argue is court).

This message was last edited by the user at 23:33, Wed 03 Oct 2012.

patamon3
 member, 23 posts
 RPG Rocks!!!!!
 Bombardment
Wed 3 Oct 2012
at 23:23
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Finnaly got my homework in and can post in rpol!!!
ThorgarTheBlooded
 member, 30 posts
 Death for the death lord.
 Blood for the blood god.
Wed 3 Oct 2012
at 23:46
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Gave Resident Evil 6 a spin today, unfortunately.

First 15 minutes are QTEs, Interactive Cutscenes and a bit of combat (kicking is more effective than shooting the zombies. 3 kicks > 6-8 bullets). Leon crashed a helicopter into a train, kept flying it and then crashed it through two buildings. He emerged unscathed.

Why? Resident Evil is not an action mov- Oh wait. That's why. Thanks, Capcom, for making this game more like the movies and not the other way around. Good thing I took my fiance's advice and Redbox'd this game instead of pre-ordering it.
Shae_Dravenmore
 member, 390 posts
 Desk Jocky Extraordinaire
 Theoretical Writer
Sun 7 Oct 2012
at 07:47
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Not so much a vent, but a "Karma, thou art a completely fair biscuit."

Several months ago, get trainwreck drunk.  Friends take care of me.  All is well by the next morning.

Tonight, have a dinner party at my place.  Some people have way too much to drink.  Get to be the one of the (mostly) sober people taking care of the weepy drunks.

Don't complain a bit because I WAS JUST THERE.  *sigh...*
TheBaron
 member, 10 posts
Tue 9 Oct 2012
at 00:18
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was moot, at 03:35, Tue 09 Oct 2012.

ThorgarTheBlooded
 member, 33 posts
 Death for the death lord.
 Blood for the blood god.
Tue 9 Oct 2012
at 00:45
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Unrelated: I just denied a player access to a game due to their utter lack of understanding of all things grammar. I then get told off by said player. Not a single punctuation in their rant about how I'm in the wrong. >______________<

This message was last edited by a moderator, as it was moot, at 03:38, Tue 09 Oct 2012.

adrasteia1
 member, 853 posts
 Time you enjoy
 wasting isn't wasted
Tue 9 Oct 2012
at 06:32
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
*Covers her eyes*

I hate early mornings.
ShadeTheFallen
 member, 171 posts
 Live in the Light of Hope
 Not in the Shadow of Fear
Tue 9 Oct 2012
at 06:34
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Insomnia.
adrasteia1
 member, 854 posts
Tue 9 Oct 2012
at 06:41
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was moot, at 12:21, Tue 09 Oct 2012.

facemaker329
 member, 5115 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Wed 10 Oct 2012
at 06:18
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Look...I appreciate the fact that you think this is a good story that you want to tell.  But if you're going to ask my opinion of your script...and then argue with me over the majority of the points where I said, 'Okay...this is a problem and the people you're trying to sell this script to will have issues with it,' then I can't help but wonder why you wanted my feedback in the first place.

I'm not invested in this story AT ALL.  If they say yes, great.  I'm happy for you.  If they say no, I'm not out anything.  The extent of my personal involvement in this was saying, "Okay...don't bother pitching your idea to this person, he has no say in the matter.  This guy would be a better choice...but if you can get HER to sign off on it, you're set, because the company president isn't going to argue that much with his daughter."  Well, that, and having read through your script.

The problem is, it's like every other show I've seen you do.  It's got the potential to be something really awesome...if you would take some time and polish it a bit.  I realize you want to make a big impression on people and convince them that you can do these awesome shows...you're better off doing a REALLY GOOD small show several times, and working your way up, than you are doing a really slipshod large-scale production where only about half of your stuff works reliably.

But, what do I know?  I've only been working in entertainment for half your lifetime.  What possible insight could I have into how it works?
Jw2809
 member, 38 posts
Wed 10 Oct 2012
at 21:41
Player
Vent:

He rolled off a FISHIN TASER TO THE BACK IN MY GAME! A FISHIN TASER!

HE GOT PRONGED IN THE BACK! I had volts run thtough him:

I feel the searing pain, but stand up, then examine the drinks the bar is selling.

WHAT THE FISH?

End vent
Paixao
 member, 27 posts
 It's always the quiet one
Wed 10 Oct 2012
at 22:22
Re: Player
I work back to back 10 hour shifts, do my best to convince my boss we need MORE people or our state ratios are beyond off.

What happens? I get sent home with 28 hours already to save the OT till later in the week and the rest of the teachers are left with nearly double their load.

What was the point?
Silverlock
 member, 40 posts
Thu 11 Oct 2012
at 07:51
Re: Job from the Great Dark Pit of Despair
I really hate my job.  No, it goes beyond hate into deep loathing.  Apparently we must suffer any inconvenience such as inhaling chemicals because to complain results in being told all our jobs will be taken away.  We must work a horrendous schedule and our pay is cut (apparently all legally, too, thanks a lot government for looking out for the taxpayer/human being).   There's a fatal accident on the toll road I am forced to take (to save an hour's travel time) EVERY DAY.  I know I'll be killed or disabled by this job, but the need to eat and live under a roof compels me to stay.

And the future just looks like an ice floe with my name on it if I should survive to retire.
matthewfenn
 member, 266 posts
 www.nj-pbem.com
 Northern Journey PBeM DM
Thu 11 Oct 2012
at 11:00
Re: Job from the Great Dark Pit of Despair
God, I just hate bad speeling!

its almost as bad as poor punctuation and inaccurate use of Capitals

Their almost as bad as there counterparts, wear same sounding words are used incorrectly.
The Stray
 member, 66 posts
 When the Cat's a Stray
 the Mice will Pray
Thu 11 Oct 2012
at 17:48
Re: Job from the Great Dark Pit of Despair
I have a job that's highly sensitive to weather. All this week, it's been windy as fruit, and it's only supposed to get worse. GAR! I NEED HOURS! *shakes fist at unseasonable wind and rain*
HzSoul
 member, 60 posts
Fri 12 Oct 2012
at 22:51
Re: Job from the Great Dark Pit of Despair
A minor vent, but...

Why must Coke machines hate me? I never have problems with Pepsi machines, unless they're plain empty, but Coke machines hate me. And, unfortunately, that's all the local store has sitting outside. So, I was looking at the prices earlier and realised it was cheaper, and colder really, so another plus, in the machine. 1.69 inside, 1.50 outside, obvious choice. So, I put in my dollar bill, and dig out a couple quarters and put those in. But it doesn't read the quarters. Try to get my money back, that doesn't work either. So, my Coke cost 2.00, and I was feeling quite a bit of frustration...which I couldn't really vent at the time, because there were children present, and I try to avoid that.

Thank you, RPoL, for having this nice thread in which to complain about random life events. It's great stress relief.
Brontes
 member, 1 post
Sat 13 Oct 2012
at 14:48
Re: Job from the Great Dark Pit of Despair
I have that, my job it a pit of despair. Hire some people or just find someone who can make it to work ON TIME. ON A REGULAR BASIS. I like overtime once in awhile. NOT EVERY DAMNED DAY.
rogar308
 member, 135 posts
 Gaming is good!
 Got RPOL in my soul
Sat 13 Oct 2012
at 16:07
Re: Job from the Great Dark Pit of Despair
I really hate plumbing. That and the person who built the vanity in the bathroom with a door that can't open because they put the baseboard heating directly in front of it.  Who does that!? Nice job genius. On the upside, I did unclog 2 drains which probably saved me about $300.
Alexei Yaruk-Mundhenk
 member, 980 posts
 Ad Majorem
 Dea Gloriam
Sun 14 Oct 2012
at 00:48
Re: Job from the Great Dark Pit of Despair
On my days off the whole site is a ghost town.
MILLANDSON
 member, 1295 posts
 Tally-ho! What what!
 God Save The Queen!
Tue 23 Oct 2012
at 01:16
Re: Job from the Great Dark Pit of Despair
Just spent 4 hours writing up a report, ensuring that I covered everything required, the deadline was Monday night (US time), it's 2am in the UK (where I am), and I hit save. I then go to send the e-mail with the report in...

No document file anywhere. Checked the auto-backups, checked the Temp files, nada, it never existed, according to my computer.

Fruit you computer, you git. Now I won't even get a decent night's sleep because I'll have this mulling around in my head, since I'll have to rewrite the entire thing (and I know it won't be nearly as good this time) after work tomorrow evening.
Pyrate
 member, 136 posts
 Excellent! Now I can
 attack in all directions.
Tue 23 Oct 2012
at 04:59
Re: Job from the Great Dark Pit of Despair
Just woke from a nightmare.
Someone please tell me my boyfriend is not secretly a Bieber-fan and I'm still allowed to eat spicy foods...
Evil Empryss
 member, 191 posts
 Happier than a Witch
 in a Broom Factory
Tue 23 Oct 2012
at 05:09
Can't this election be over already?
<vent>
Political robocalls from numbers that say "Cellphone" at 8:53 pm.

It's late, my kids are sleeping, I'm tired, and I already voted!  Leave me the fruit alone already!

And have the chestnuts to at least identify yourself correctly on caller ID.  I don't care what you stand for, if you hide your campaign behind fake IDs I don't trust you and I'm not voting for you!
</vent>
Evil Empryss
 member, 192 posts
 Silently critiquing your
 spelling and grammar.
Wed 24 Oct 2012
at 01:19
Re: Can't this election be over already?
<sad vent and PSA>
The only mechanic who I ever felt wasn't trying to BS me about car repairs just to pad his bottom line died in a freak accident.  Self-employed for over thirty years and in his seventies with the fire to keep going for years yet, he took up biking to improve his health.  He fell off and hit his head on a chunk of concrete in a ditch.

Wear your bike helmets, everyone.
</sad vent and PSA>
rogar308
 member, 146 posts
 Gaming is good!
 Got RPOL in my soul
Wed 24 Oct 2012
at 13:57
Re: Can't this election be over already?
Wife's car broke down last night and in the dark I couldn't fine the blasted battery. Turns out it's under a plastic flap that has to be removed. AAA came and replaced the battery but I had to sit and talk with the wife for over an hour waiting for them. Oh the horrors! I asked if she wanted to make out but she kept clambering something about security cameras in the parking lot. Gosh, I miss the younger days.
deadmanshand
 member, 1285 posts
Wed 24 Oct 2012
at 19:27
Re: Can't this election be over already?
Yesterday I went to an exercise forum, laid out all of my physical problems, the kind of equipment I have, and my weight  to try and get some help forming a training regimen I can stick to without hurting myself.

You know what I got? 30 plus posts and 5 private messages telling me that I'm too fat and not to waste my fruiting time. One notable professional trainer made the enlightened comment of "I bet you can't even see your own little soldier. If I was there I would just bitch you till your were crying too hard to eat."

I. Hate. Fruiting. People.
cero1
 member, 127 posts
Wed 24 Oct 2012
at 22:11
Re: Can't this election be over already?
I'm in so much pain...

Ever since I hit 21 I've had back pain. It wasn't much at first, but now at the age of 28, it hurts... so bad. Now my knees are shot too. I'm not overweight and I am not skinny. My BMI is average. I went to have an x-ray done as my Doctor has said my Thoracic Spine is tender and it juts out in places. There is nothing wrong with my bones and my knees are bad because of muscle loss and damage. I expect thats what is happening to my back. I walk each day for at least 45 minutes and I have a healthy diet, why is this happening? The pain is accelerating daily now and I can't cope anymore. I feel sick alot now too. I limp when I walk, when I will myself to actually do it and I have had it with everything.

And thats what is physically wrong with me, let alone when personal problems kick in.
ladysharlyne
 member, 2027 posts
 you have to risk the
 dark to see the light
Fri 26 Oct 2012
at 17:59
The plague of a PGM
does anyone remember, I am old, the old Heehaw show and the woe, despair and agony on me songs.  LOL

I am always learning as a game creator and a wise sage here on rpol told me if in doubt leave them out.  Well a player submits and right off I am put off by the way the age statement for adult was given including the little kittens in their apartment.  They started out a bit of trouble but thinking they were new to the style of playing on rpol I simply pointed out their godmoding, their powergaming, their pushing players for posts or manipulating them in a direction they were not ready to go.  noooo I let this player join all my games. (again the sage advice of one of our dear moderators rang in my ears)  they were great writer!  I tolerated the breaking of rules to a point until the player posted a post about child abuse.  I deleted the post and told the player in a PM that was against RPOL rules and mine.  This player then rmails me to ask me :-) show them where it was for they had read all the rules and didn't find it.  I quoted the exact words and link.  then I banned the player.

Now said player I find did not just join every game of mine to play but they 'trolled' and contacted almost every single player and my coGMs and have said they don't understand why I banned them for just asking a question!!!  When I told them in rmail it was because of ALL the rules they kept breaking they said I was just trying to make them feel bad about them self and it was not going to work.  I lost around 11 players and three coGMS due to it.  All wonderful players and people.

Why are we PGM/GMs always the bad guys when we have to do something like that.  Shhheeeshhh I just needed to vent about the situation because all is well and I move on but it hurt alot to have players believe I would ban someone for just asking a question... ggggrrrr arrrrgggh
Wine Guy
 member, 320 posts
Fri 26 Oct 2012
at 20:24
Re: The plague of a PGM

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was off-topic, at 20:42, Fri 26 Oct 2012.

Gremlin
 member, 85 posts
Fri 26 Oct 2012
at 21:33
Reforms my hairy backside
Thanks to recent "reforms" (read: government shaftings) in my job, my days off this week are all cancelled except one. Never mind the fact I haven't seen my brother in almost a year and this was the first time our shifts matched up. What's more, I'm currently on a night shift while the hypocrites that cancelled my days off are tucked up nice and warm with their families, safe in the knowledge that their days off are safe. Unless of course they fancy allocating themselves some cushy double pay overtime.

I hate politicians and senior officers!

This message was last edited by the user at 21:34, Fri 26 Oct 2012.

TheWarriorPoet519
 member, 1312 posts
 Resident porch-squatting
 stick-shaker
Sat 27 Oct 2012
at 02:18
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
Chronic pain makes me want to get in a fist fight with everything.

At least I do my best work when I'm angry.
MILLANDSON
 member, 1298 posts
Sat 27 Oct 2012
at 02:55
Re: Reforms my hairy backside

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was off-topic, at 05:56, Sat 27 Oct 2012.

Pyrate
 member, 139 posts
 Excellent! Now I can
 attack in all directions.
Sat 27 Oct 2012
at 03:01
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
I hate being in love! :(

Makes me accept second rate behaviour, makes me clingy, emotional and frustrated.
Luckily it only happened thrice in the last twenty years and it spelled catastrophy every single time. I just want to be happy on my own and yet I am not only given the short end of the stick I'm getting properly caned with the rest of it.
Evil Empryss
 member, 206 posts
 Silently critiquing your
 spelling and grammar.
Wed 31 Oct 2012
at 23:09
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
<vent>
Bought two bags of 350 pieces of candy because last year we were absolutely swamped with kids.

It's been dark for an hour but because it's "cold" out we've had exactly TWO groups of three and ONE single kid come to the door.

Northern Tier kids are tougher than Southern kids.  They'd go trick or treating in five feet of snow and below freezing weather.  Sure, it looked like a parade of little flashers as they came up to the door all bundled in their coats, whipped them open long enough to yell "Trick or Treat!" and then close them up again, but at least they went out.

What kid turns down free candy?!?
</vent>
ginny
 member, 67 posts
Thu 1 Nov 2012
at 01:13
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
My vent:  My oldest daughter is not old enough to take her little sister out trick or treating without us yet.

This message was last edited by a moderator, as it was in need of a minor tweak, at 05:01, Thu 01 Nov 2012.

ashberg
 member, 193 posts
 Beware the Groove.
 Groooooove.
Thu 1 Nov 2012
at 01:19
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
Website developers who charge AU$18,000, including testing, who DON'T do multi-browser testing and have NO QUALITY CONTROL who hire project managers who are full of SUGAR and never take ownership of mistakes!

RAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
pitademon
 member, 673 posts
Thu 1 Nov 2012
at 01:29
Re: Reforms my hairy backside

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was off-topic, at 05:00, Thu 01 Nov 2012.

Evil Empryss
 member, 210 posts
 Silently critiquing your
 spelling and grammar.
Fri 2 Nov 2012
at 20:52
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
<vent>
Texting while using the bathroom, okay, at least all I hear is clickity clickity in the next stall.

Talking on the cellphone while using the bathroom?  Ick. Can't you wait five minutes and go somewhere else?  I really don't want to hear you tell your friend how bad you have to {poop} with the sound effects in the background.

But Skyping?!?!?  Really?!?!  Is there no place private anymore?  Has decency gone the way of the dodo (and the doodoo)?  Who are you so close to that you think it's okay to video chat with them while on the toilet?!?  I might have thought you were just on speaker phone, but you came out of the stall and set the phone down to wash your hands and I could see the person you were talking to!!
</vent>
facemaker329
 member, 5121 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Sat 3 Nov 2012
at 03:25
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
So my boss asked me to think about some ideas to 'update the look' for one of our Halloween shows, now that Halloween is over and we'll have time to sit down and work our way through stuff at a reasonable pace.  The problem?

Well, said show has become practically the centerpiece of the entertainment during our Halloween season.  What started out a decade ago as a notion for a 'curtain-warmer act' has become iconic enough that the merchandising department on the park has even had t-shirts made...marketing is using the characters from the show in advertising, and the park's Facebook page has them prominently featured.  So, 'updating' their look is kinda like being asked to redesign Frankenstein...no matter what you do or how cool you make it look, people are going to expect it to harken back to Boris Karloff's version of the Monster (I mean, they did an awesome job on Robert DeNiro's makeup...but there are very few people who think of that particular version when you say 'Frankenstein'...)

The show has, in its own way, become a classic.  Leave well enough alone, I say...I realize you want to make things look new and shiny...but sometimes that look just isn't as effective.  Let them look a like wild and weathered.  Not only is it not broke, but it's working incredibly effectively.  Don't fix it.
Queenmandikat46
 member, 299 posts
 another one who met her
 love through RPOL
Sat 3 Nov 2012
at 04:06
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
<vent>

That idiot criminals repeat the same fruitin routine in the same area again and again and again and not only seem stupid when they do it but manage to catch people with it.  I'm from Arkansas and we had an issue with a guy they called the blue light rapist cause who doesnt stop for a cop right?  they caught that guy and ever since then there have been 72 fruitin copy cats.  A new one just pooped up and of course this makes life hell.  I'm sure most of you in the states have seen the video of the cop who jerked the woman from the car for not pullin over the reason she was from Arkansas we dont stop for single blue lights because of this guy its what we are taught from a young age as females for a reason.  Now there is a new guy doing the same act (in a white crown vic of all things) I just found out about this from a friend and its really upsetting that it keeps happening.  I've seen reports in other states but it just feels like they keep hitting my state.  get a new flipping stick!!!!

</vent>

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sciencemile
 member, 1788 posts
 Sunshine, lollipops and
 rainbows, la la la, la
Mon 5 Nov 2012
at 02:45
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
The movie "based" on World War Z, which was a great book that featured slow zombies + slow onset of infection......will supposedly have fast zombies and 28 days later-esque infection times.

...well, there goes my hopes to see a new, great classic-zombie movie.
Evil Empryss
 member, 216 posts
 Silently critiquing your
 spelling and grammar.
Mon 5 Nov 2012
at 05:32
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
<vent>
Fruiting dissertation committees who tell you something has to be written one specific way and won't let the paper go for higher-up review until it's written that way.  Then, when it goes the higher reviewers, they kick it back telling you that you were wrong to have done it that way!!!

And how many fruiting times do I have to say that THERE IS NO ACADEMIC CITATION AVAILABLE FOR A PARTICULAR TOPIC?!?!  NONE.  ZIP.  ZERO.  ZILCH.  I am the first one to study this particular phenomenon from this particular angle, and no one has written anything on it before that wasn't a layman writing for profit and therefore not acceptable By The University's Standards to be used as a citation?  I said it five different times in three different chapters.  I did that on the advice of my committee members after insisting that they attempt to find something to prove me wrong.

Stop asking for the blasted citations!!!  Let me do my research and get my bloody degree already!

I'm convinced at this point they're messing with me to make me have to take (and pay for) another semester.  There's no reason a single instance of the typo "belief are" instead of "beliefs are" should delay my oral defense!
</vent>
Ramidel
 member, 1267 posts
 Err on the side
 of awesome.
Wed 7 Nov 2012
at 03:47
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
<irritating new versions of old games>

Okay, let me make this clear. The Sims was best when it was Sims 2. Sims 3 is nice and all, but I'm sticking with a game that lacks all the misfeatures of the new version.

So I want to buy Sims 2 expansion packs via Steam, Gamestop or similar places, but EA never put it up there.

There is at least one person who'll buy the old versions but not the new. That person is me. Fruit it.
</irritating new versions of old games>
facemaker329
 member, 5134 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Wed 7 Nov 2012
at 04:41
Time marches on...
Just found out my aunt is out of the hospital, back in hospice care, heavily medicated...and not expected to live to see the weekend.  She's lived to a ripe old age...and I don't doubt that it will be a relief to her when she goes.  But it still sucks to see her go.
PushBarToOpen
 member, 699 posts
Fri 9 Nov 2012
at 20:03
Re: Time marches on...
OMG why are people so ignorant. Hust had a verbal warning at work for leaving empty drinks bottles on my deak. I mean seriosly just ask me to clear them up a little more often thats not har. But going above my head to upper managemnt with a photo of 4 empty bottles complaining about rats is a little exsessive!
Mika
 member, 172 posts
Sat 10 Nov 2012
at 01:37
Re: Time marches on...
Is wondering if I am a people person or not. I wish that people would try to understand things! When I try thats nice but when they act like they know everything and treat you badly it makes me sick to my stomach!

I can see why people like animals more than humans at times. Less snarky!!!
DarkwindStriker
 member, 497 posts
 Better known in many
 places as Gatewalker.
Sat 10 Nov 2012
at 15:57
Re: Time marches on...
Stayed up late to try and talk a near suicidally depressed internet freind into being less so. Have no idea whether or not it actually helped at all, and since he's an internet freind there's nothing else I can really do besides talk to him. Trying to convince him to see a councilor, but apparently in his neck of the world that's like the ultimate sign of weakness and even thinking that he's "so bad he has to get therapy" is making him MORE depressed.

I really, really, really, would like to choke slam whoever in history got the ball rolling on that whole mindset of "men don't need help to solve thier problems".
adrasteia1
 member, 908 posts
 Time you enjoy
 wasting isn't wasted
Mon 12 Nov 2012
at 00:01
Re: Time marches on...
I've come down with a cold this weekend. I was feeling wretched last night and this morning but better this afternoon. I'm really hoping I can get rid of it some more by tomorrow.
facemaker329
 member, 5149 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Tue 13 Nov 2012
at 03:14
Re: Time marches on...
I wish I knew what it was that was causing the ache on the right side of my face.  It's almost like a toothache, in that it seems to be centered on my teeth...but I can't localize it to one tooth.  I thought I had it figured out last night (I've got a wisdom tooth with a cavity in it, which is just waiting until I get my end-of-year bonus check to come out)...but when I tried treating the suspected area with an oral anesthetic, it did no good.  At various times throughout the day, I've felt like it was centered on that tooth, the tooth in front of it, the tooth in front of THAT, and the back molar in my lower jaw (which had a root canal back in March, so I KNOW I'm not getting a toothache there...)

It also kinda feels, sometimes, like I've been clenching my jaw so hard that I'm suffering TMJ...except that the pain never remains consistent there, it always drops back down to somewhere along my upper jaw.

And on top of all that, something in my sinuses is apparently dessicated, because every time I take a deep breath, I feel like someone's sticking a needle in the back of my sinus cavity.  I can take ibuprofen for the pain in my jaw, and it seems to work fairly well...not so much for the sinus thing.  This sucks...
Pyrate
 member, 151 posts
 Supercalifragialistic
 expialidocious.
Tue 13 Nov 2012
at 22:22
Re: Time marches on...
I have had enough of today!
No hot water. no internet half of the day. Fought for 90 minutes with my mother on the phone. My ex found my number (meaning I'll have to change it AGAIN!). Have a writers block on my assignment. Had some drunkard try to be Don Cool and pick me up in the supermarket (only two good things I could say is that he has great taste in women and an admirable self-confidence). Just found out that the abortion my best friend had was due to my exboyfriend and another of my friends is hiding something from me.

I don't know if there is a god, but someone is definitely out to get me!
And he has a lousy sense of humour...
Utsukushi
 member, 1128 posts
 I should really stay out
 of this, I know...but...
Thu 15 Nov 2012
at 18:13
Re: Time marches on...
Blah.  Am behind in everything and still need lunch, but I spend twenty minutes on a post about GURPS.  I barely even follow GURPS!

I think I need to drop Community Chat again for a little while.

Happily, I do not have to re-title this message, because the current one is just right.  So that saves some time, right?  Except that I'm now spending longer talking about it than I would have if I had done it...hm.  Maybe I should just
Pyrate
 member, 155 posts
 Supercalifragialistic
 expialidocious.
Mon 19 Nov 2012
at 09:48
Re: Time marches on...
I am seriously tired of my family right now.
They are fruiting papayaing me off.
It's absolutely impossible to talk with them without being emotionally blackmailed into some zero-sum game with no better potential than a standstill.
Now I have to cancel all social occations, my schedule and potentially a trip abroad in order for that elderberry emotional vampire of an applehat mother to pineapple feel important and reprioritise my Tangerine needs.
I am now put in a chilli chilli chilli position where my blackberry options are pomegranate getting extorted into doing my starfruit mothers durian will or start a lime fight and have other parts of my dragonfruit family start calling me up to watermelon reconcile and mango forgive her.

In other words: Spend time and energyfighting a battle uphill for a temporary truce or allow total and utter dominance over my spare time and priories.
Blueberry peachy.
adrasteia1
 member, 918 posts
 Time you enjoy
 wasting isn't wasted
Mon 19 Nov 2012
at 19:18
Re: Time marches on...
It's the 3rd anniversary of my dad's death in a couple of days. For mostly that reason I haven't really been in good form. I've got a cold too, which isn't really helping.

Hopefully in a few days I'll feel better, less stressed, etc.
KaiWriter
 member, 15 posts
Tue 20 Nov 2012
at 21:16
Re: Time marches on...
I really, really hate when she does this.

I'm in a decent mood, all ready to come home for Thanksgiving later tonight.  I call home to make sure that my ride is on its way.  My mom keeps hemming and hawwing about something- it turns out that she'd been allowing one of my pet cats out in the garage, among the old boxes, bins, and old bottles of chemicals that we have for some *fruiting* reason.  I kept telling her not to do it, but apparently she kept on doing it.

Two weeks ago, something happened out there to my little Spider- he got bit by something, he got poisoned, or something- I don't know what- but he apparently went downhill so rapidly that he died a week ago today.  He was acting erratically near the end, so I suspect he ended up knocking over a bottle of chemical and poisoned himself.

To say that I am unhappy with my mother right now is an understatement.  I was looking forward to seeing all three of my kitties, and now I will only see two.  I told her for months not to let my cats out into the garage, and this happens.  There will be a fight tonight, and it will not be pretty.
patamon3
 member, 39 posts
 RPG Rocks!!!!!
 Bombardment
Thu 22 Nov 2012
at 04:16
Re: Time marches on...
I have to hate it when all of a sudden people start using fruting new things that you haven't even heard about it is Grapefruit annoying

This message was last edited by the user at 04:17, Thu 22 Nov 2012.

Pyrate
 member, 157 posts
 Supercalifragialistic
 expialidocious.
Thu 22 Nov 2012
at 13:50
Re: Time marches on...
Grah!
I have a deadline for assignment tomorrow, my laptop just decided to throw all last weeks work out the window because it couldn't agree with dropbox for where to store it and has just spent my last five hours booting and rebooting, cancelling updates and wasting my time.
NOTHING I hate more than being forced to wait when I'm in a hurry.
So much for sleep tonight.
Evil Empryss
 member, 330 posts
 Silently critiquing your
 spelling and grammar.
Fri 23 Nov 2012
at 02:17
Grrr... Black Friday Vouchers
Greedy fruiting bastiches who get in line early so they can grab a voucher for every single door buster... and then walk through the line offering to sell the vouchers to other people or brag about how they don't want the item and are just going to sell it on Craigslist!!!  Some of us can't afford to pay full price for this stuff, and you're being a major jack hole.

Used to be if you wanted multiple items you had to either bring people to help you or prioritize what you want. Either way, it gave other people a fair chance to get something for themselves.

I actually had someone try to sell me a voucher for an $88 tv for $50! That would make the tv full price. Jerk.
persondude
 member, 256 posts
 I collect hobbies.
Fri 23 Nov 2012
at 03:26
Re: Grrr... Black Friday Vouchers
I'm a merchandiser in Walmarts.  I'm working tomorrow.  Wtf.
deadmanshand
 member, 1356 posts
Fri 23 Nov 2012
at 08:31
Re: Grrr... Black Friday Vouchers
As a retail worker I would like to say this to all Black Friday shoppers.

Please burn.
Zephydel
 member, 648 posts
 Creative Ideas
 Real-Life Solutions
Fri 23 Nov 2012
at 08:41
You Lose... Thanks Immorality...
Idiot: Hello Zephydel...

Zephydel: Hello there...

Idiot: I need a moment of your time...

Zephydel: Let me finish my game first. If I win this battle I can increase my rank and get this rare item.

Idiot: (Shakes Zephydel) I need to talk to you now!

Zephydel: Hey! Cut it out! Oh crap!

Game: You Lose! Rank Down!

Zephydel: Great! There goes my one-week winning streak... There goes my rare item...

Idiot: Now will you listen?

Zephydel: Fine... What is it? (Drinks coffee)

Idiot: I am going to start dating her... I do not care if she is underage... I do not care if she is my first cousin...

Zephydel: (Almost chokes on his coffee) What the hell?! You ruined my winning streak just to tell me that?

Idiot: This is more important than your winning streak...

Zephydel: Yes... It is serious... I should start calling the cops...

This message was last edited by the user at 08:49, Fri 23 Nov 2012.

patamon3
 member, 40 posts
 RPG Rocks!!!!!
 Bombardment
Fri 23 Nov 2012
at 18:51
Re: You Lose... Thanks Immorality...
They don't have Black Ops 2 for the Wii
The Agony
Masamunekaigen
 member, 1137 posts
 Welcome to the jungle.
 We've got fun and games!
Sat 24 Nov 2012
at 08:52
Shattered Dreams
*sigh* There comes a time in every man's life when he sets out on fulfilling a dream and then finds out that someone with more money, experience, and help already beat him to it.

*sigh* I just discovered Monte Cook is writing (and almost finished with) a system that seems on the surface incredibly similar to the core design of a system I was writing on my own. I mean, I still have unique elements and his setting is sci-fi fantasy while mine is just sci-fi (which is both a good and bad thing for me). *sigh* However, it's close enough though for people to look at mine and go "Oh this is just a cyberpunk, less smooth version of Monte's thing with a few more options and a larger scale and less of a sense of wonder built into the setting."

*sigh*

Monte, y u be better at your job than me?
facemaker329
 member, 5182 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Sat 24 Nov 2012
at 18:24
Re: Shattered Dreams
So...apparently, somebody, last night, decided to have a little target practice...I'm spending the weekend at a friend's place.  We were watching something on Netflix (well, THEY were watching...I was editing some music on my laptop for another project we're working on) when there was a loud THUD outside.  At first we thought someone had driven past the house and thrown something, but there was nothing near the house that was out of order...

So, they started looking a little further.  My car, parked just off the street in front of their place, had a trash can wedged in under its bumper, and one of the passenger-side windows was shattered.  We thought, initially, that it was the neighbor's trash can...called the cops, they came out and took some pictures and so on...but the neighbor called just a little while ago, to ask about the mysterious trash can that had materialized in front of their place (after the cops were done, we put the can back where we thought it came from).

So, now it's looking like somebody GRABBED a trash can down the road, drove down the street at high speed, and threw it at my car...what a lovely holiday surprise, huh?
soulsight
 member, 230 posts
 An older man, much like a
 fine wine, will improve.
Wed 28 Nov 2012
at 05:09
Re: Shattered Dreams
I hate the cold, and it doesn't like me back.
Dottie_V
 member, 9 posts
Thu 29 Nov 2012
at 18:50
Re:
Dx Why don't you just drop the miserable test if we don't have time for it instead of cramming THREE exams the week before Finals week? I mean really, is it that hard? We can deal with two! T-T AND THIS IS ALL BECAUSE YOU RAMBLE DURING LECTURES!! ARGH!

/rant.
jsalt87
 member, 216 posts
Thu 29 Nov 2012
at 19:59
Re:
So I had to change a lightbulb today. Easy task, yes? Not in this house.

Whoever lived here before us bought and used some really cheap incandescent bulbs. So cheap, that when the time came to change these bulbs the metal thread at the base of the bulb came detached from the bulb. While still in the socket.

Well, I had managed to slowly work one out before, and so when this one did the same thing today I thought it wouldn't be a big deal.

Except for one thing. No matter how hard I tried, the stupid thing wouldn't turn. At all. And in my attempts to get this stupid, broken half of a lightbulb out of the socket so I could put a new one in, the entire socket cracked in half. Good news is the thread fell out. Bad news is it will never be able to be used again, as no lightbulb will fit in the ruined socket. Not that putting one in there would do anything but start an electrical fire.

And this the day after the vacuum cleaner broke down so that it would only run for rought 15 seconds at a time, while putting out next to no suction. Among all the other things in and about this house that are broken, breaking, or otherwise useless. And the vermin problem. I HATE this house. And I doubt any sane person would consider buying it from us so we can move to a house that functions as a house.
Masamunekaigen
 member, 1139 posts
 Welcome to the jungle.
 We've got fun and games!
Fri 30 Nov 2012
at 06:03
Re:
It's a bit of a minor thing, but what in the name of heaven possessed youtube to change their interface to emulate the appearance of Windows 8's windows interfaces when nobody likes Windows 8?

I mean heck they even emulated the needing two clicks to get to the main function of the thing. Literally I have to click two things from youtube.com just to get to what used to be on the main page from just plain going to the site.

I changed my bookmark to go to the subpage so now my "main page" works the same as the old sensible version! Yay! Only it's twice as bland and ugly looking and doesn't work with my screen resolution properly, placing everything crammed to the left! WOO!
pitademon
 member, 684 posts
 hi all
Sat 1 Dec 2012
at 04:45
In to the Ice Age we go!!!!
Sigh...LORDY what a day!!!
first off it is FRUITIN'!!!!!! cold here.  -2F right now on my porch
woke up and needed to go do some running around (pay my last few bills, shop, drop off some things, etc.) only free workday I have.
weeeeeellllll....after plugging my truck in all night and flicking it on at 8am like I am supposed to (for a 3 hour charge..over night can fry the battery) I go to start my truck...'click cik click cik', fruitin' battery is dead.  okay, figgure maybe just a few more hours plugged in would do it.  try again 'clickity click clik-click'.  DEAD BATTERY!!!! again!!! it did this on Thanksgiving too.  finally got my brother-in-law to come over and jump my battery.  now its 4:15.  I have 45 minutes to be in 4 places.  I made 3.  so I made an alternate shop stop.  I went to the battery place and they checked my battery and alternator for free.  alternator was good...battery was holding less than half a charge.  shucked out about 100 bucks and had them put a new one in.  I'll see how it is doing tomorrow if it kicks over or I take a cab at 5am to work.
Shae_Dravenmore
 member, 406 posts
 Desk Jocky Extraordinaire
 Theoretical Writer
Sat 1 Dec 2012
at 06:13
Re: In to the Ice Age we go!!!!
Man.  I just...ugh.

Partylite orders from a party I hosted finally arrived yesterday.  UPS left it at the door at 1:45.  I get a call from my roommate at 4:45 saying she just spoke to a cop who found the empty box in an alley.  Fruiting holiday thieves.

Friend is having a birthday party down at the local arcade tonight.  Get excited to go and blow off some steam and hang out with fun people.  Remember just as I'm getting ready to go that I have an early blood donation appointment in the morning, which means no drinking, and I have to go to bed early.  Stupid obligations and being responsible.  *grump*
Flarelord
 member, 210 posts
Sat 1 Dec 2012
at 19:04
Re: In to the Ice Age we go!!!!
Very beginning of a high level new D&D3.5 game on this site.
I roll Sense Motive for a few things to discern info about the shifty folks int he kings court (With a +32 bonus)

THREE OUT OF FOUR ROLLS: CRITICAL FAILURE

This is why I loathe an 'always fail' result on a one. It's just bad design. I also hjate when I'm basically forced to go incompetent at what I'm supposed to be good at.. especially starting an adventure off. Nothing ruins an image of a character for me so much as abject failure out of the gate. You should get a chance to be awesome and come to grips with your abilities before you start failing this badly.
TheNerdyGuido
 member, 15 posts
Mon 3 Dec 2012
at 06:04
Re: In to the Ice Age we go!!!!

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was against the forum rules, at 13:27, Mon 03 Dec 2012.

Jw2809
 member, 119 posts
Mon 3 Dec 2012
at 21:50
NONE POSTING GMS
/vent

I have been waiting about 3 FRUITING WEEKS FOR A GAME TO START. The guy had all build ooh ooh lets do this SANDBOX EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE REAAAAAAALLLLY GOOOOOOD!

2 Weeks later.....

WHAT THE FRUTING CHESTNUTS IS THIS Posts=2

1 Week Later....

FRUTIN POST!

Today....

FRUIT IT, I'M NOT GONNA WAIT THIS FRUITING LONG FOR A FRUITING GAME.

GMS POST FOR FRUITIN ONCE

/end vent/fin
The_Blob
 member, 11 posts
Sat 8 Dec 2012
at 17:35
Re: NON POSTING FRUITING PLAYERS
How about the poor slob that takes over games so they won't die, because the players are SO fruiting interested in playing/posting. The game(s) is defined as "player-driven" group storytelling with no-to-light mechanics. Pages of flavor-text for locations and situations to get all of the players characters "on the same page", because they are SOOOO INTERESTED...

week 1 - crickets

week 2 - more crickets

week 3 - cricket descendants

week 4 - grasshoppers who unearth the remains of a once-great cricket civilzation

week 5 - SPLAT! nobody, not even crickets returning messages or rmails, couldn't purge/delete the game, but I could delete EVERY post in it and turn off the 'looking for players' tag

week 6 - see preamble to week 1 with a different game

MERRY FRUITING CHRISTMAS

you gotta be pretty FRUITING LAZY to not at least post "I'm leaving or IRL issues havwe forced me away"... disrespectful, entitlement minded, instant gratification seeking, intellectually stunted PLAYERS are why games die, NOT the GMs!

This message was last edited by the user at 17:38, Sat 08 Dec 2012.

Dottie_V
 member, 10 posts
Sun 9 Dec 2012
at 07:02
Re: Home FRUTING Depot
/vent

To the Home Depot employee working the Christmas deco departement,

Thank you for laughing in my face when I asked a perfectly legitimate question about your Christmas Lights inventory and thank you for continuing to laugh loudly with your co-workers after I walked away into another aisle. Also, let's not forget your hilarious joke to my dad when you looked him in the eye and told him that a box of musical LED lights cost $50 when it really cost $15. Thanks a bunch, you really know how to spread the holiday cheer.

Sincerly,
Me.

P.S.: YOU'RE A FRUTING RASPBERRY AND I HOPE YOU GET FIRED.

I HATE PEOPLE. ARRGH!!!

/vent
Andrew Wilson
 member, 38 posts
 A cunning Rogue
 HP 6/14
Sun 9 Dec 2012
at 07:17
Re: VENTS!!!
/vent
I spent my entire weekend cleaning VENTS my chimney was plugged and it was getting smokey so i had to take it all apart and clean it out and then clean all my VENTS i was so filthy and sore and smelly when i was done. my god I hate vents
/vent
The_Blob
 member, 12 posts
Sun 9 Dec 2012
at 14:20
Re: VENTS!!!
fruiting 'freeform' games with players that have supposedly 'heroic' characters that act more despicable than the villains, deny it as 'cultural/moral relativism', then get pineappled when confronted by any semblance of law enforcement.

Same immature players (not by age, unless LYING) like to 'dino-hide' when attacked, I have to blame absentee GMs for allowing such god-modding in a 'no god-modding' game... WHY have the rule, if you won't enforce it???

gaaaraaarghhhh, it has made me incoherent

while I'm at it, how about an 'adult' game that DOESN'T turn into a smut-fest???
Mustard Tiger
 member, 201 posts
Fri 14 Dec 2012
at 21:37
Re: VENTS!!!

This message was deleted by the user at 21:38, Fri 14 Dec 2012.

Flarelord
 member, 212 posts
Sun 16 Dec 2012
at 00:43
Re: VENTS!!!
*seething anger*

Ugh... I hate having to be the go-between between an argumentative person, and overly-sensitive one. It's one thing when you want to discuss Sensitive Topics and  everyone in the room says '; no thank you', then you storm out. It's another entirely to thin go and complain to the world on your publicTumblr about us and post a three page rant about how people who don't like to debate sensitive topics are being 'irresponsible'.

X_x; *back to emotional damage control*
habsin4
 member, 587 posts
 Putting old paper in new
 boxes since 2005
Mon 17 Dec 2012
at 14:23
Re: VENTS!!!
Dislikes: People who yell at store clerks who aren't doing their job fast enough.
Shae_Dravenmore
 member, 409 posts
 Desk Jocky Extraordinaire
 Theoretical Writer
Mon 17 Dec 2012
at 22:03
Re: VENTS!!!
Vent:  Get a box of candles stolen from my porch.

Joy!: Company replaces entire shipment at no cost, because they are AWESOME.

Lesson Learned: Send everything to my office.  Call senders of other shipments in route to adjust delivery locations.

VENT:  Go through all that trouble to make sure nothing gets stolen from my porch, AND THE (EXPLETIVES) BREAK INTO MY (EXPLETIVE) HOUSE.  ><

Yeah.  Merry (Expletive) Christmas to you too, (expletive).
Silverlock
 member, 42 posts
Tue 18 Dec 2012
at 11:25
Re: VENTS!!!
<vent> The lurking head cold has finally made its decision to go into full horror.</vent>

Plus side, I can call out of work and thereby earn some much needed mental health, too.

Minus side, I will be sniped at for calling out of work.  But then, I was getting sniped at for showing up and not being able to do what two other more experienced workers were not able to do either...sigh.  And what is it about me that inspires management to constantly assign me janitorial duties ?  Am I the only one who knows how to mop ?

Christmas want:  A job that isn't the one from the deep dark pit with Satan as my boss.
TheNerdyGuido
 member, 33 posts
 Roll the dice, they said.
 It'll be fun, they said.
Wed 19 Dec 2012
at 00:40
Re: VENTS!!!
Me: I'm going to request a game! Maybe I can play an exotic race I've yet to try?

Me, later: Yay! Found a GM and they approved the race.

Me, even later: There's nobody in the party that can fix me if I get hurt... >_>

Me, now: Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to re-roll I go.
Zephydel
 member, 650 posts
 Creative Ideas
 Real-Life Solutions
Wed 19 Dec 2012
at 16:10
If you want us to stop cheating, give us more money...
I just noticed that, in this online game I playing right now, the computer controlled opponents in PVP are starting to cheat. To make matters worse, this online game is flashing the "buy more in-game items with your real money" window every time I lose.
ZedZed77
 member, 216 posts
Thu 20 Dec 2012
at 00:10
Re: Shattered Dreams

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was moot, at 00:47, Thu 20 Dec 2012.

facemaker329
 member, 5233 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Fri 28 Dec 2012
at 07:13
Re: Shattered Dreams
So, we got our white Christmas...storm blew in just in time for me to have to drive through it, going the hour and a half north to the friends I was going to be staying with.  As a result, when I arrived home, three days later, I find not only 9" of snow piled up on my front lawn--I also find that my oh-so-wonderful neighbors dug out their snowblowers and went up and down the street, clearing walks and driveways for everyone...EXCEPT MY FOURPLEX.

Literally, they cleared right up to the property line, maybe a couple of feet beyond it...and then stopped.  That left about 100' of sidewalk buried in snow that people had to stomp through.  Someone else came over and cleared a walkway from the apartment next to mine out to the street (pretty sure I know who was behind it, as the next-door apartment is occupied by an elderly woman whose son lives in the neighborhood...)--but despite the fact that two of the three other apartments are occupied by people whose physical condition is not conducive to snow shoveling, there was no hint of trying to do any snow removal for them.

And here I am, with an injured shoulder...I don't know if it's bursitis, arthritis, or a torn/otherwise damaged rotator cuff...and I spent three+ hours shoveling snow tonight, before the pain got to the point where I couldn't swing a shovel anymore.  I even tried going to the store and buying a snowblower...the only one that was remotely close to being big enough to do the job, while still being in my price range, turned out to have been assembled wrong, somewhere along the line, because you could pick the whole thing up by the starter pull-cord...the motor would NOT turn beyond that point.  And because I bought it on a debit card, and they refunded my purchase as a credit card, those funds won't be back in my account for a day or three, which means I can't go to another store with a similar machine and buy it, because there's not enough money in my bank account.

I've lived here almost a decade.  This is the first time, in that entire time, where I've been unable, physically, to finish clearing the snow.  It's not even a case of being too tired...I had plenty of energy left.  I just literally felt like my shoulder kept slipping half-way out of socket, and it finally got to the point where I couldn't lift the shovel anymore.  I haven't felt this...defeated, I guess, is the best description for it...in a long time, if ever.
Alexei Yaruk-Mundhenk
 member, 1155 posts
 Ad Majorem
 Dea Gloriam
Sat 29 Dec 2012
at 00:54
Re: Shattered Dreams
I began the process of filing for divorce and custody today.
facemaker329
 member, 5234 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Sat 29 Dec 2012
at 06:08
More disillusionment...
I consider myself reasonably handy.  I can take care of most basic home repairs on my own, which has been a secret boon for my landlord because I only ever call them when it's big stuff that really needs to be done by someone who's extensively trained, like replacing a water heater.  So, when the fill valve on my toilet started not-filling a day or two ago, I figured it was no big deal.  I mean, it's an old toilet, parts wear out...I've replaced those before (a LOT of those...I used to work housing maintenance for campus housing...)  I can do this...

So, I did it.  Replaced the whole works, because there were a couple of other things in the tank that were having issues, as well.  Got done, got everything gathered up, turned the water back on, and...

Nothing.  While the fill valve may have been faulty, it is apparently not the only reason the tank's been slow to fill.  I even disconnected the supply line from the toilet and tried turning the water on again, just to be sure.  There was exactly no change whatsoever between the tiny trickle that came out when the valve was supposedly completely closed, and the tiny trickle that came out when the valve was theoretically wide open.

It's a weekend.  And a holiday.  And my landlord already whines like a baby when you call a plumber during normal business hours.  So, I've gotta decide whether I would rather listen to the landlord kvetch about an emergency call to the plumber, or if I'd prefer to work around it and manually refill the tank after each flush.  I was having a really awesome holiday, up until I got back home yesterday.  It's spiralling downhill very quickly, however...
Zephydel
 member, 651 posts
 Creative Ideas
 Real-Life Solutions
Mon 31 Dec 2012
at 13:19
Who needs skills? Pay to win. Cheat to win.
Idiot: Nice. You combined two low-level skills and used them in a certain way? I never realized that you can do so and give me such a hard time.

Zephydel: Thanks. I was not sure if the combination would actually work.

Idiot: But I am not going let your poorly-equipped, low-level character beat my well-equipped, high-level character.

Game: Idiot bought Power Satanic Scroll from the Real-Cash Store. Idiot bought Score Breaker Scroll from Real-Cash Store.

Idiot: Eat this!

Zephydel: Hey! We agreed that we will not buy items in the Real-Cash Store during our match.

Idiot: Too late! How do you like my character now!

Game: Zephydel Defeated, Zephydel Rank Down.

Idiot: Another epic win for me! You should not have challenged an elite player like me.

Zephydel: You even used Score Breaker Scroll on me... That's low dude...

Idiot: Low? Ha! You should look at the level and equips of your character.

Zephydel: I hope you feel good about yourself... What a waste of money...

This message was last edited by the user at 13:31, Mon 31 Dec 2012.

facemaker329
 member, 5243 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Thu 3 Jan 2013
at 02:45
More annoyed grumblings...
Okay, two quick things...

--The apartment manager was supposed to stop by today, with an appraiser...they're refinancing the complex, they need an appraisal.  And they're also supposed to verify, twice a year, that the smoke alarms are functional and have batteries in them.  They were, originally, supposed to check that back when we changed over from Daylight Savings time...but they never showed.

So, early afternoon (like, an hour before the manager told me to expect them), the doorbell rings.  It's the appraiser...without the manager.  I've been cleaning (thank goodness, I at least got the bird's feathers vacuumed up before he got here...but hadn't had a chance to start in on the bathroom yet).  The appraisal was quick and relatively painless...but included photos of my bathroom (a total mess), my kitchen (still needing a lot of work, but not a complete disaster), my bedroom (with my bed covered with boxes that I'm shuffling from storage place to storage place), and front room (cluttered, but not horrendous).  I'm just waiting for the landlord to see the pictures (hopefully, they won't, or they'll have a conniption about the state of the place, but they might).  Been waiting all afternoon for the manager to show up and finish the smoke alarm inspection (which is needless...I keep good batteries in them...but fer cryin' out, if you're REQUIRED by your insurance to check the alarms, and you've scheduled a time to check them--especially when you apologized for not making it the FIRST time you scheduled something--then show up...or at least make a phone call.

--Second issue:  I'm making some prosthetic pieces for a video shoot some friends are doing this weekend.  I've got the prosthetic molded, ready to cast...and I can't find the remaining quantity of plaster that I KNOW I had left over from my last round.  Okay...not a huge crisis...I wanted to go to a store tonight and pick up some stuff, anyway...but, unfortunately, the only store I can find that carries the substitute stuff I like to use when I can't get 'prosthetic-grade' plaster does NOT carry the other stuff I needed.  And the stores that carry the other stuff do not carry the plaster.  So, after I finish venting my spleen over this particular setback, I have to spend an hour or so running errands, when I'd already be done with the casting work if I'd just been able to find the ultracal (plaster) in the first place...

Yeah, I know.  Neither one of them are critical, life-or-death issues.  Still doesn't keep me from being annoyed about them!
adrasteia1
 member, 977 posts
 Even a small star
 shines in the darkness
Tue 8 Jan 2013
at 19:40
Re: More annoyed grumblings...
I now might be on 'cold, round 3'. I came down sick and managed to get rid of it. Cold returned. I just seemed to be getting rid of the last of it again a day or two ago. This morning I woke up with what I hoped might be allergies, but I started feeling ill. An allergy tablet didn't help and by lunchtime it was a battle to keep from sneezing repeatedly. My nose was pink by then, now it's raw. I asked to leave early at lunchtime, then I just went to sleep.

Woke up at 5pm feeling moderately better, but I really need to try and prevent this cold from returning fully again. *sips hot coffee*
Andrew Wilson
 member, 91 posts
 A cunning Rogue
 HP 6/14
Tue 8 Jan 2013
at 19:51
Re: More annoyed grumblings...
I bust my berries working out to look good for my girlfriend this spring and summer and lose 20 pounds and I toned up considerably. was looking great and getting compliments that got me in trouble with said gf on my fb.

Appearently I really wanted to gain 30 lbs for xmas now i look bigger then ever :( I got the muscle with fat over it...
Silverlock
 member, 43 posts
Tue 8 Jan 2013
at 21:00
Re: More annoyed grumblings...
<vent>The head cold that won't go away.  Have temporary lapses of illness in which I feel almost human, but highly cranky - and unable to think.  Then it's back with the sore throat, the sneeze, the hacking.....uuurghhhh.  And I get to go back to work tomorrow and get told I can't take any more of my earned sick time.  Blah.</vent>
sadiztiktorture
 member, 8 posts
Tue 8 Jan 2013
at 21:33
Re: More annoyed grumblings...

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Eternal Dalek
 member, 9 posts
 YOU ARE THE DOCTOR!
 YOU WILL BE EXTERMINATED!
Thu 10 Jan 2013
at 01:49
Re: More annoyed grumblings...
I was gone for a few days because of work, and today I log back in to make an IC post. My DM deletes me for stalling the game by not completing my character, never mind that I submitted a complete character sheet with background to him before I ever made my first in game post. Goodness, I hate impatient people who make me waste my time.
Noxatrum
 member, 77 posts
Thu 10 Jan 2013
at 02:56
Re: More annoyed grumblings...
Had to remove a staff member from my personal website for abusing power, bullying people who were too afraid of her to tell me [until recently], and for trying to take the site over and change it into something other than what the rest of us know and love.

She, of course, goes to tumblr and elsewhere to play victim. I might have felt bad at first, but a lot of things are coming to the light about her now that she's gone that tick me off.

The whole thing caused a ton of stress that I'm still trying to recover from. Only good thing? Having her off my site took away the uncomfortable and toxic atmosphere that had been overtaking it and everyone's chatty and fine again.

Still hate that it happened and that it came down to making someone leave.
FallenLord
 member, 30 posts
Thu 10 Jan 2013
at 05:36
Re: More annoyed grumblings...
Honestly, I feel the need to vent to someone, so might as well here:

I just am annoyed that I can't seem to find a good game here, with people I can integrate with.

It started with one game where I would message the GMs with literally pages of plots and story ideas for my character in particular. I knew they were busy, so all I needed was their sign off and some suggestions as to where it could be toned down a bit (I wasn't married to any of my ideas, but my imagination can get away with me sometimes). This ended up where I got called repeatedly a god gamer, and where the rest of the game turned against me IC and OOC.

Ever since that point, things have seemed to go downhill. Any game I tried to join, I ended up feeling like one of the extras that just walks by, not doing much. Or I felt as if I had little material to work off of.

That one game I mentioned earlier? Still in it, but more for nostalgia's sake than anything. My old characters have no real place in the game anymore, and the GMs are cool people, and asked if I wanted to make another character. Making another character who would by definition have to make nice with the people that turned against me en masse earlier, which sent me into a very dark place (have both depression and anxiety issues). So, that's a no go for me, for as much as I want it to be.

I'm just doing less and less RPing here. I lurk in the one old game, play in one that's more a series of mini stories, and am working on one with my sole writing partner from the X Men game. One of the few people in game who didn't turn on me, and who I do genuinely enjoy writing with.

I just find it more comfortable to RP other places now. Where I can more easily find other people who seem to be able to get along with me just fine, and who appreciate the fact that I have pages of ideas and suggestions. I come up with them seemingly on cue.

Which is funny, because this is the place where I started RPing. Started in my senior year of high school (when I was 18). It's not so much outgrown me, but left a sour taste in my mouth after all's said and done, and all the experiences I've had here are tallied and chronicled.

The only reason I'm here at all is because of the one game, and my writing partner, one who I met through the above mentioned game, and who I've had the pleasure of knowing for a while. I don't want to disappear on her.

Is it weird that I wish I didn't feel that way? I suppose I don't really know what to do, but I feel better for having told someone, even if it is a random forum on the internet.

Thanks for listening (or reading) [or whatever other form of media you choose to consume this as]
Eternal Dalek
 member, 10 posts
Thu 10 Jan 2013
at 23:25
Re: More annoyed grumblings...

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KaiWriter
 member, 18 posts
Fri 11 Jan 2013
at 05:16
Re: More annoyed grumblings...
No, you stupid appletart, the fact that you switched the stickers around on the items and caused me to miss my bus home, stranding me for an hour at the mall, because you thought if you whined enough about the customer always being right that FYE would relent and give you the complete series on DVD that you wanted for $29.99 when it was ringing up as $149.99 is why my eyes are burning lasers of flaming death into the back of your head and sighing at what an immature little peanut you are.  It is not due to what you implied it to be in front of a store full of customers.

If it was, you would have gotten more than several snide remarks.
Amythesta
 member, 63 posts
Fri 11 Jan 2013
at 06:42
Re: More annoyed grumblings...
Alright, sorry but I had to come here for a vent. Why in the hell can't people freaking listen? I GM a game, granted probably not the best one out there but still rather good. I have repeatedly told one player to be more thorough when travelling between the threads. You don't just go from point A to point B instantly, unless said areas would be only a few feet apart. I have one thread that you must go through the jungle to get to. So what does he do? He posts in his desired thread with a notation that he travelled through the jungle to get there. Um, no! Doesn't work like that. He said it was to avoid other character's interactions within the thread he would have to pass through. It doesn't matter. I am GM, I have told you more than once you cannot get there that fast.....GRRRRRRR!!!
Zephydel
 member, 652 posts
 Creative Ideas
 Real-Life Solutions
Fri 11 Jan 2013
at 13:15
Getting greedy? Prepare for brand destruction!
Game: Zephydel Victorious, Zephydel Rank Up

Game: Network Error...

Game: Zephydel Defeated, Zephydel Rank Down

Game: Buy more items at the Real-Cash Store
adrasteia1
 member, 983 posts
 Even a small star
 shines in the darkness
Fri 11 Jan 2013
at 23:50
Not feeling so well
I'm not really in very good form at the moment. I had a cold return for a third round and managed to fend it off, though I'm going to need to keep my resistance up to ensure I can keep it away.

What's bothering me more is back/leg pain. I injured my back badly when I was moving house a couple of years ago. I don't know if it's related to that, but the pain is worse than usual at the moment and it hurts to even move.

I have a lot to celebrate at the moment, but it doesn't help that I don't feel so well. It's my intent to stay home over the weekend and move as little as possible in the hope that my back will feel better.
cero1
 member, 209 posts
Sat 12 Jan 2013
at 02:32
Re: More annoyed grumblings...
I get annoyed at the level customers go to in order to get money off something. I did some seasonal retail work last month... oh yeah... <_<

Anyways, one time a lady asked me how much some xmas lights were. I looked at the barcode (as she had the last one in her hands) and matched it to the POS. Job done. Then she disagrees with me and says she found it in the space next to that where the item (different lights) was a buck cheaper...

*sigh*

If she thought they were that price, why didn't she just take them and get proven wrong at the till? Or if she did know they were that price and said she found them on the other shelf... her argument only stands if the POS had a big chunky sale price covering it and then we'd need to sell it to her for that price... But no, both items were clearly marked.

--
I also to voluntary at a charity shop for the hospice that took my terminally ill mother in when she needed it. If I see another person take an item into a corner, peel off the price sticker and try to get some quid off an item 'with no price on it' after I have seen them take the sticker off by asking how much it is...

It's why I answer that question with double what the thing is worth to screw their day. I don't get paid to be there and some jerk wants to get a charity collecting for a hospice for the terminally ill out of pocket. I only have to reprice the thing when they faff off out of the shop. Heaven forbid the day a family member of theirs needs taking in the hospice.

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The_Blob
 member, 27 posts
Sun 13 Jan 2013
at 18:40
Re: More annoyed grumblings...

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Jw2809
 member, 126 posts
Sun 13 Jan 2013
at 21:46
Delivery Prick Douchebags at Computer Cock Lickers (DPD&CCL)

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Jw2809
 member, 127 posts
Sun 13 Jan 2013
at 21:46
Delivery Prick Douchebags at Computer Cock Lickers (DPD&CCL)

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was against the forum rules, at 21:51, Sun 13 Jan 2013.

WolfInCheapClothing
 member, 74 posts
Mon 14 Jan 2013
at 19:20
Pet peeve
Look, unless you want to colour your cheeks red, it's not rouge it's rogue!

This message was last edited by a moderator, as it was off-topic, at 19:30, Mon 14 Jan 2013.

facemaker329
 member, 5268 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Mon 14 Jan 2013
at 19:38
Re: Pet peeve
Gotta say, it makes me laugh a little bit when I hear people complain about how much they hate driving in the snow.  It's the immediate aftermath of the snow that scares me...sunshine hits what pavement is exposed, snow on the edge of the road melts, you wind up with black ice on the roads...

And if it gets cold enough, fast enough, you get ice build-up in your wheel wells, to the point where the ice is rubbing on your tires.  Talk about killing your fuel efficiency...it's like trying to drive while someone is pushing the brakes.  I kicked the ice out of my wheel wells at a friend's birthday party on Saturday night...by the time I made it back home, there was a pretty major build-up back in place again.  I think I'd rather have the snow falling, thanks (especially once I get the snowblower a friend offered to me, so I don't have to shovel it.)

So done with January right now...
DaleN
 member, 58 posts
Mon 14 Jan 2013
at 23:31
Re: Pet peeve

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was off-topic, at 00:05, Tue 15 Jan 2013.

facemaker329
 member, 5269 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Tue 15 Jan 2013
at 06:31
Re: Pet peeve
Just found out my brother has to serve the next ten weekends in jail, for a contempt of court charge that stemmed from the divorce judge giving him a directive that he could not, physically, comply with (involving sale of or refinancing the house to get his wife's name off the title so she's no longer responsible for any of the bills in any way.  Unfortunately, because of other elements of the divorce decree, he can't complete all the paperwork the bank wants to refinance the house...so...)

So, not only am I done with January weather, I'm also, at this point, feeling done with anybody who works in the legal profession.  It's nothing personal...just, you guys work with some real danishes, and this is just the latest in a string of friends and family who've gotten the raw end of the deal because some legal eagle decided THIS was the case to use to make an example.  It could be worse...it's only twenty days.  My friends' son is in prison in California for a gun crime he didn't commit, convicted on the testimony of a witness who gave at least two massively conflicting accounts of the events.  They have no idea how soon he'll be out of prison...sometime in the next decade, if he's lucky.
Pyrate
 member, 170 posts
Tue 15 Jan 2013
at 09:34
Re: Pet peeve

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Amythesta
 member, 77 posts
Tue 15 Jan 2013
at 13:18
Re: Pet peeve
Learn how to spell and use the words right people! Geeze... I don't know how many games I've seen with people using 'thin' for the word 'then'. Really? You don't know that 'thin' referrs to how wide something is? Are you a child in elementary school? Come on people, you should all know how to properly use the words in the English language. If English is not your first language, I'm sure they have programs out there to help you with that. And punctuation! Sorry folks, but commas are not used to end sentences. Periods are not used to make a break in a line, and capitalize the first letter in a new sentence. Is it really that hard? I don't think so. I wasn't even using a damn keyboard on here for the longest time and I could still write properly, so there's no excuse for not doing it!
The_Blob
 member, 28 posts
Wed 16 Jan 2013
at 04:19
Re: Pet peeve
absentee GMs that are GM/players, that post infrequently, commonly leaving players hanging because instead of NPCs that act in a support role, they make em' central fruiting characters. Then after hiatus, apparently doesn't like what direction the PCs have taken the 'player-driven' game in, steps in with their superstud character, does the work of 10 characters, solves the crisis immediately, with excessive amounts of just-too-cool-for-words perfection, eliminating the need for any other adventurers. Even sidekicks get to do something... once in a while.

>_<

The other TEN players aren't even sidekicks, maybe we're worshippers... we probably should be
ginny
 member, 74 posts
Wed 16 Jan 2013
at 18:22
Re: Pet peeve
Ive been looking for over a month now for a place to move to.  We have searched all the websites we could find for places in our area.  I finally found one; 2br/2bath everything included for $600 a month.  AWESOME!!

Just found out after some research it is a scam.  UGHHHH!!!  Back to square one again.  It really was too good to be true.  I hope they get caught soon.
facemaker329
 member, 5275 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Thu 17 Jan 2013
at 07:44
Re: Pet peeve
Sticking with my pattern of doing this in threes...I hate it when directors decide they MUST do a show exactly like how it was done on Broadway.  Especially when they're directing for a theatre company that's trying to save itself from economic oblivion.  "Yeah, I know they say they need that in the script...but can you find some way to NOT need it without compromising the whole story?"  It's even better when the producers inform me, AFTER I've said yes to designing the show, that my budget is pretty much all spent just getting the props for one scene (they're used through the whole show, yes, but all but three of them turn up in the opening scene...and they're not 'do the show without it' kinds of things...they HAVE to be there...)  Was told my props budget is $500...the rental for the guns (the show is Sondheim's 'Assassins', so you've got to have several VERY specific guns) would be more than that, if I got blank-firing versions of everything.  I've talked the director out of that much, but I'm still not certain just how much it will end up being, yet, because I can't get a solid answer on whether or not I need two weapons offered for the rental package but not really mentioned in the script (one is mentioned, but we only see it in passing).

I shoulda known this would happen.  I've done scenic art for these guys before, and it's always a communications nightmare, trying to get information from the set designer so I know what I'm painting.  At least they seem to be consistent...getting the same treatment as a props designer...I'm foreseeing a lot of really busy periods in my future, when (if) they call to ask me to do it again...
Silverlock
 member, 45 posts
Thu 17 Jan 2013
at 10:52
Yes, it is the job from Hades
Another person dropped dead from working where I work....and I have spent the night being stressed about my job, so no sleep.  Add a bad commute and a huge list of chores to do on my ONLY day off this week....Just delightful.  I need to find out how to get out of this job before it kills me too.  I won't live to retire, that's pretty much a given, unless I can find a nice refridgerator box near a steam grate somewhere, within walking distance of the soup kitchen.
Paixao
 member, 29 posts
 It's always the quiet one
Thu 17 Jan 2013
at 12:51
Re: Yes, it is the job from Hades
Been working my apple off for inspections that took forever to get done, the one day I get my room fine toothed my boss puts a pair of morons in line to help and everything went south, making myself and co-teacher look like a couple of idiots. And if that's not bad enough, they keep giving advice every time the inspectors are out of earshot.

You should have shut up and left us alone, we had the routine down and perfected till you twits gave a poorly thought out assist.

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The_Blob
 member, 29 posts
Thu 17 Jan 2013
at 17:52
rpol pet peeve... and other crap
when I look through the 'rules' of a game that seems like it might not suck and see that the GM can't follow HALF of them just in the group zero threads...

<eye roll>

oh, and Lance Armstrong, STFU already, NOBODY cares.

and to all you idiots out there making 80's big hair band refs: NOBODY loves the 80's, nobody.

overly sensitive people enforcing moronic policies like suspending 6-yr-olds for playing cops&robbers with finger-guns... I want my tax $$$ back
The Stray
 member, 72 posts
 When the Cat's a Stray
 the Mice will Pray
Thu 17 Jan 2013
at 22:10
Re: rpol pet peeve... and other crap
Today I was woken up by a guy with a summons. Fun. Then I fell in the bathtub. Then my car stalled out while I was trying to get to an appointment to meet with people to deal with the summons.

I hate you, January. I hate you and wish you would die.
The_Blob
 member, 30 posts
Fri 18 Jan 2013
at 02:21
Re: rpol pet peeve... and other crap
got a flu shot Monday

GUESS what I woke up with this morning?

the fruiting flu!

been peeing out of my apple all day


fuuuuuuuuuuuuuun... NOT!
pitademon
 member, 693 posts
Fri 18 Jan 2013
at 03:36
Re: rpol pet peeve... and other crap

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Amythesta
 member, 84 posts
Fri 18 Jan 2013
at 05:04
Re: rpol pet peeve... and other crap
Well, thanks to my PS3 I have recently found out I can't access the chat on here. Thank you so freaking much Sony network, you suck!
adrasteia1
 member, 990 posts
 Even a small star
 shines in the darkness
Sun 20 Jan 2013
at 22:56
Other stuff
Today is one of those days when I'd like to vent, but for a whole slew of reasons I shouldn't (at least, about what I want to). My RL and online personas are somewhat linked at this point, so I've got to watch it.

Suffice to say, life has had its ups and downs and some situations seem at times like they don't have any answers. Maybe they do, but not necessarily answers I want to see.
DarkwindStriker
 member, 502 posts
 Better known in many
 places as Gatewalker.
Mon 21 Jan 2013
at 08:34
Re: Other stuff
Insomnia. It is a thing. It is a thing I do not care for.
Eggy
 member, 19 posts
Mon 21 Jan 2013
at 23:50
Re: Other stuff
Got a mosquito bite on my butt. :(
graeme
 member, 1 post
Tue 22 Jan 2013
at 00:49
Re: Other stuff
I dropped a brick on my toe.  Three weeks after it happened and constant throbbing surpassing the useless medication I'd been given to handle the pain I checked myself back into the hospital, and they finally decided to do an x-ray to see whatís up.  The good news is it's not broken the not so good news is itís pulverized.
soulsight
 member, 239 posts
 Reality is 10% perception
 and 90% interpretation.
Tue 22 Jan 2013
at 04:08
Re: Other stuff
My fingers were numb from the cold, but I figured they would warm right up in the hot dish water. All but one did, and that one remained a pasty white.
At least it doesn't hurt.
Dottie_V
 member, 13 posts
Tue 22 Jan 2013
at 07:50
Re: Other stuff
I caught the flu. TT^TT CURSE YOU, YOU DISGUSTING WHO-EVER-YOU-ARE FOR SPREADING YOUR VILE VIRUS ONTO ME!!!
Eggy
 member, 20 posts
Tue 22 Jan 2013
at 14:02
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Me: Hey. What's your character look like?
P1: It's all there in the bio.
Me: Yeah, you keep saying his eyes are purple but in the bio one's blue and one's green. Did he change them right now? Was my character supposed to notice?
P1: Oh yeah. Sorry. That's an old bio. They're purple.
Me: Cool.


Me: Hey. What's your character look like? I can't tell if she's tall or short.
P2: Just like the pic.
Me: Okay, so long blue hair, pale skin, green eyes. Got it. My character's XX tall. Is yours taller or shorter?
P2: Blue hair? No, she's got short blonde hair with black streaks and she's perfectly tan.
Me: So... not like the pic?
P2: No! Just like the pic but with short blonde hair with black streaks. And blue eyes. And a tan. But without the elf ears. She's got the same shape face. And a little tall.


Me: Hey. What's your character look like? There's no bio or pics.
P3: You're not talking to my main PC. You're talking to my main PC's girlfriend.
Me: Sorry for that. What's she look like?
P3: A Native American.


My head hurts.
st_nougat
 member, 110 posts
Wed 23 Jan 2013
at 23:03
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Project manager coming to me 5 minutes before I am scheduled to leave:

"Hey I need you to take a look at some things before I get in tomorrow..."
DaleN
 member, 59 posts
 "We aren't slavers...
 just ask the Wookie."
Thu 24 Jan 2013
at 04:14
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Come on, lady.  If you are a "professional fundraiser," you should at least get the name of the organization you are representing correct.  It is "National Rifle Association" -- not "Rifles".
The_Blob
 member, 33 posts
Thu 24 Jan 2013
at 12:00
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
one line posts ... ... ... yes, I'm aware of the current irony
Silverlock
 member, 46 posts
Fri 25 Jan 2013
at 01:36
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Yes, it is official, my boss is trying to discredit me, belittle my work, and get rid of me, or at least make it socially/politically acceptable to promote a person with 1/10 my experience, 1/2 my education, but -  who also has 10x the kiss-bosses-posterior skills. And I thought it was just a coincidence that I was being given the dirtiest jobs around while the little darling did some light filing and talk about her new shoes.
KaiWriter
 member, 19 posts
Fri 25 Jan 2013
at 03:58
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
You know that I have a really bad habit of beating myself up when I feel guilty or ashamed of things that I've forgotten about.  That doesn't entitle you to drop a guilt trip on me whenever you want to come up and spend time with me, or if you want to bully me out of playing what I want to at the local convention just because you can't bear to see me doing something without you if we're in the same three-mile radius.  I'm really fruiting sick of you doing this.  No, I'm not interested in steampunk. No, I'm not interested in live-action mafia, I play plenty of it online. I am going to plunk my rear down for seven straight slots of Pathfinder and to see if I can't reconnect with my old Society group, and if you don't like that, well, too fruitcup bad.  Go do your live-action stuff and try not to drool over the women in corsets...

This will likely be the only chance I have in the entire year for me to play Pathfinder. I'm not going to agree to play the same stupid game demos with you just so you can show me off, that you can prove to the rest of your friends that you bagged a "gamer girl" and then hint that I'm planning on dressing up as Ivy from Soul Calibur for Halloween if you get me drunk enough.
Bifford
 member, 83 posts
 Semington RPG Group (UK)
 LARP, RPG & Photography
Fri 25 Jan 2013
at 12:37
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Argh! Why does getting a mortgage and buying a house take so frelling long!!!????.
Amythesta
 member, 103 posts
Sun 27 Jan 2013
at 18:19
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
How many times do I have to tell you people where we were going on the dang ship! The Carribean, people.... And are all of you really incapable of creating some of the story yourselves? Really? If I'm going to come up with every single little detail in the whole game, why the heck do I need players in it? I'd rather just write a darn book! Good lords above, what happened to the imagination in people today? What happened to paying attention and knowing what the heck is going on around you? Telling everyone the same exact thing within a one hour period of time should not have to be explained again!

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facemaker329
 member, 5283 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Sun 27 Jan 2013
at 18:36
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Missed my friend's stand-up comedy show last night.  For some inexplicable reason, management at the club decided they were only going to have him do one show, instead of the normal two (one show a night during the summer makes sense, the crowds are pretty much always smaller then...but during the winter?  ESPECIALLY after the holidays, when people don't have fifteen or twenty other places to be?  C'mon...)

As a result, when I got there twenty-five minutes before showtime (they normally start seating half an hour before), they were just starting to announce that they'd sold out for the night.  Twenty minute drive there, just to turn around and drive back home.  Thanks, guys...
Wine Guy
 member, 337 posts
 So many reds...
 So little time.
Sun 27 Jan 2013
at 23:20
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Flu season is raging like a wildfire around here and I'm up to my knees in snot and sick people.  Flu shots are widely available for the first time in years and no one seems to get them.  Why don't the people MOST AT RISK GET THEIR POMEGRANATE vaccines?
Dottie_V
 member, 15 posts
Wed 30 Jan 2013
at 03:46
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
If I don't answer my phone the first time, what makes you think I will answer the next three consecutive calls?! YOU are a grown woman and you can figure out how to manage a class yourself, thank you very much! I am not your little pamphlet on how to score good with the Nursing profs. Ya annoying creampuff.
rogar308
 member, 229 posts
 Gaming is good!
 Got RPOL in my soul
Wed 30 Jan 2013
at 14:01
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
What are the known outstanding issues we should be aware of?
->The new server will introduce new issues; this is all we know at this point.

Got to love working with an outside client. Mind you we are suppose to release the software application tomorrow and received this nifty note yesterday. Joy.
jazzman831
 member, 711 posts
Thu 31 Jan 2013
at 03:01
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Really cool game concept in GPIA. Express interest, but don't hear anything. Go back a couple weeks later to find that the GM created a game (but forgot to tell me)! Game is still accepting players! Huzzah! Create RTJ, read SRD, get really excited about new game, then nothing. Then nothing. Then why does my main page look different? Oh, because the game was deleted :-/
mofo99
 member, 318 posts
Thu 31 Jan 2013
at 05:19
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

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st_nougat
 member, 113 posts
Fri 1 Feb 2013
at 03:19
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
found out tonight that BOTH of the really good indian restaurants near me have closed up shop...

never did get my curry
Andrew Wilson
 member, 116 posts
 A cunning Rogue
 HP 6/14
Fri 1 Feb 2013
at 05:04
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
My girlfriend is an un-medicated bipolar and I hate her mean side but I love her sweet side to death and theres nothing I can do about the frustration D:
Pyrate
 member, 173 posts
 Supercalifragialistic
 expialidocious.
Fri 1 Feb 2013
at 06:06
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Stuck in Tel Aviv because the fruitcake I went to visit forgot to mention that he already was in a relationship.

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Flarelord
 member, 214 posts
Fri 1 Feb 2013
at 12:14
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
*sulk* Getting screwed over by the dice roller in three games in one night really makes one bitter :(
Dottie_V
 member, 16 posts
Sat 2 Feb 2013
at 04:17
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Gah! Lost important rp material and not able to recover it! >< STUPID ME. Always make a backup, always!!
liblarva
 member, 238 posts
Sat 2 Feb 2013
at 06:55
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Hey, game designer. Instead of telling us to change things that don't make sense, how about you design them to make sense in the first place?
KraznyOctobr
 member, 2 posts
Sun 3 Feb 2013
at 05:40
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Legal and ethical questions should never coexist though they often seem to.
Masamunekaigen
 member, 1178 posts
 In Soviet Russia, quests
 pay you to go on NPCs.
Tue 5 Feb 2013
at 06:20
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
1. Get ready to launch new wave of playtests for system I'm designing.
2. Announce it.
3. ????
4. PC dies.
facemaker329
 member, 5297 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Tue 5 Feb 2013
at 08:19
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I've done it to myself again...overbooked and getting stressed.  Go into tech rehearsals for one show this weekend.  I can't be there the first day of tech because we're doing call-back auditions for the musicians for our summer show that day, and since it's the end of the fiscal year and our boss is tight-fisted, we have absolutely no hours available for any of our non-salaried personnel to help, so it's all up to the three of us who are on salary to handle it all (at least it isn't an open-call audition...these guys all have appointments.  That simplifies things, A LOT!!!)

However, I also have to have a bunch of costumes finished for ANOTHER show by this weekend, as well, because one of the performers is going out of town and Saturday will be the ONLY time the group gets to rehearse with him before the final dress rehearsal.  I need to look at the newly-revised rehearsal schedule and see if that means all the other costumes I've got and will be getting also have to be done by then, or if it's just the stuff for that number.

AND I have a production meeting for NEXT MONTH's show on Wednesday night.  I should really not be sitting here on the computer, I should be doing something about getting all this stuff done...but at the moment, I feel so mentally overwhelmed at everything that has to happen this week that I can't concentrate on the project I'm supposed to be doing.

Hopefully, this will be kinda like primal-scream therapy and release enough tension that I can focus (or at least go to bed and sleep, so I can be more productive tomorrow...)

AND, to make me feel even happier about the situation, my shoulder had been kind of improving, until the last couple of weeks when we kept getting several inches of snow each day for several days straight.  All that shoveling did a number on me.  Even though I don't feel like I can spare the time to go see a doctor about it, it's getting to the point where I'm starting to feel like toughing it out for another couple of weeks is really going to screw something up (if it hasn't already, at this point).

Too many irons in the fire...and someone used one of them on my shoulder.  It's gonna be a long week.
st_nougat
 member, 116 posts
Tue 5 Feb 2013
at 14:45
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
My wife is pissed off at me again....or still I dont know which it is


or what I did
bobbofeet
 member, 48 posts
Tue 5 Feb 2013
at 16:27
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Nothing like doing the budget at work and seeing what you are really worth to your boss... :(

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Amythesta
 member, 119 posts
 I may be bad but I'm
 Perfectly good at it...
Tue 5 Feb 2013
at 16:47
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Weather called for another four to eight inches of snow on top of the two and half feet we already have... What happened? It freaking rained.. So now the snow is a wet nasty collaboration of mud and just plain nastyness. Oh yeah, and the packed stuff on the roads are now ice... Thank you weather man, you really know what you're doing huh?
GreenSerpent
 member, 140 posts
 Casting darkness at the
 Magic Missiles!
Tue 5 Feb 2013
at 17:15
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I might have the novovirus.
Jw2809
 member, 143 posts
Tue 5 Feb 2013
at 22:50
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

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KaiWriter
 member, 20 posts
Thu 7 Feb 2013
at 02:03
Why do I put up with you still?
Damn it, I knew this was too good to be true...

I guess I must have bruised his little ego by being happy about something, because suddenly I get a call from him about forty-five minutes ago.  Apparently, a bunch of friends that he hasn't seen in a year- people who he's told me he doesn't know if he even wants to see- are getting together tomorrow night in a large city three hours away.  Somehow, this changes things, and now, instead of getting ready for the convention like we've been planning for three fruiting weeks, he wants to spend the night having fun with his friends and overnighting in a hotel.

Normally, I have no problem going on an overnight adventure.  But the problem is we have a hard time waking up already, and I see a late checkout as almost a certainly, with us not leaving until about one-thirty after lunch.  I have been looking forward to this con for the entire year.  THE. ENTIRE. YEAR. And now I see what you really think is important- you laying a guilt trip on me about it by asking me "how spontaneous do you feel"?  and then telling me we're going to go and see your friend that you're not even sure wants to fruiting see you, because a bunch of your other friends are going to surprise him.  There is a proper time and place for you to tell me we're driving three hours just to screw around with your friends.  The night before the thing I've been waiting for all school year is not the place or time.

No, I don't want to go, because once we're there, you'll start looking for reasons to keep dinking around and I'll miss my con because you'd rather spend time messing around in a large city and would rather spend the weekend doing what you want.

I'm just tired of you placing everything you want before everything I want.  If you want to go, go without me.  Don't lay another guilt trip on me because I'm "hesitating like I don't want to go" and then try to keep pushing me.  Best case scenario has us home by two-thirty, meaning I have to grab my con stuff and hope to anything I don't miss first slot.

Why did I expect anything different from you?  The sad truth is, though, that I'll end up caving and we'll spend the weekend in the city because I can't resist a guilt trip- I'll always be thinking about if I gave you the correct answer or not, and I HATE THAT ABOUT MYSELF!
Dottie_V
 member, 18 posts
Thu 7 Feb 2013
at 06:24
Re: Why do I put up with you still?
I've gained a new appreciation for the ex-boyfriends that stop talking to you right after you break up with them, especially now that I have to deal with an annoying, chatty, and whiny one this time around.

LEAVE ME ALONE!
facemaker329
 member, 5300 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Thu 7 Feb 2013
at 08:43
Well, THAT wasn't what I had in mind...
So, almost managed to light my stove on fire tonight...making some sugar-glass breakaway stuff for theatrical purposes, which is something I've never done before.  No problem, there's instructions all over the internet, right?

Well, instructions say 'heat the mixture slowly, or you'll discolor it (I want it as clear as I can get it, and most of the examples I've seen have been yellow-ish or brown).  So, I took it VERY slow.  Spent the better part of two hours getting it almost to where I needed it to be.  And at each step along the way, there'd been several minutes before there was a noticeable change in the temperature of the actual mixture.  So, I figured I had plenty of time to step in and check something else on my computer real quick (yeah, I multi-task a lot like that).

Next thing I know, I smell burnt sugar and my kitchen is getting smoky.  I'm not sure exactly where the temperature of the mix was, because the thermometer is only marked up to about 400 degrees (I needed it at 300), and what had been an almost-clear, boiling mass in the pot when I walked out was now dark, burnt brown, seething over the sides of the pot and all over my stovetop.  Luckily, my kitchen is really small, and I literally only needed to pick up the pot and turn around to have it over the sink...where it continued to boil over for several minutes.

The good news is, the stuff that splashed across the floor chipped right up without damaging the flooring, and shattered just the way I wanted it to.  The bad news is, that was two hours that I really couldn't afford to have washed down the drain (plus the hour of clean-up time so I could make another go at it.)  This 4-hours-sleep-a-night stuff is catching up with me, not to mention the stress of trying to get two shows ready to open on the same weekend...
temperance
 member, 25 posts
Thu 7 Feb 2013
at 12:15
Re: Well, THAT wasn't what I had in mind...
Week of Murphy's law: Broke a filling a week ago - I hate needles and dentists, Friday call around for dentists, Saturday pulled a muscle, Sunday headache, Monday exhaustedly go to bed 3 hours before normal, Tuesday wake up with a sinus cold so bad I stay home from work and also smash my toe off a door bad enough that I felt it pop out and back in. Wednesday up at 1AM with sinus pain and spend an hour walking around the house waiting for my tylenol to kick in before going back to bed, then drag myself to work despite feeling miserable and going to the dentist, wake up today feeling like shit and like the cold is going to my chest.

Heck with work. I'm staying home and watching people punch other people in the face all day since I'm feeling too crappy to go to martial arts and do it myself.
truemane
 member, 1655 posts
 Firing magic missles at
 the darkness!
Thu 7 Feb 2013
at 14:40
Re: Well, THAT wasn't what I had in mind...
This weekend I bought a new video game for myself the first time in about ten years New as in not used, as in just came out, as in not in the discount bin. I was pretty excited about it. Took it home. Popped it in.

15 minutes later? PS3 fails. Red light of doom. All hope is lost.

I know, I know, first world problems.

But still.

Sigh.
habsin4
 member, 595 posts
 Putting old paper in new
 boxes since 2005
Fri 8 Feb 2013
at 17:05
Re: Losing it!!!
Loud, industrial drilling above the "quiet" Reading Room.  I may go insane.
Brianna
 member, 1638 posts
Fri 8 Feb 2013
at 19:09
Re: Losing it!!!
*sigh*  It's snowing, it's been snowing since yesterday.  Even in Canada, this counts as a snow storm, darn it!  Could be worse, but I'm still not going out, and I really need to do laundry and shop, and I was looking forward to visiting the cats where my kids are housesitting (when they are in the country).  *sighs again*
Amythesta
 member, 120 posts
 I may be bad but I'm
 Perfectly good at it...
Fri 8 Feb 2013
at 19:33
Re: Losing it!!!
Well, hubby came home today after his rotation at work... As he walks through the door from being gone all week, leaving me and our three children by ourselves, he proceeds to start griping about the house... I do not have a social life, people here see me more often than people at the store do... I come here to socialize simply because I am home with my children all day every day.... So, as he's complaining about how the house looks, he tells me he is going to take the PS3 with him when he leaves... "That way you'll get more done when I'm gone" he said... Excuse me?? I don't get to go anywhere, see anyone or have any kind of fun other than on here. We don't have a comp, so the ps3 is the only connection I have other than our landline phone to the outside world.. Yeah, you go out and party with your buddies while you're home, then leave for work again and take my only social life with you... Don't worry about letting me go out for a night and have fun... You just make sure I'm always stuck at home alone.....
Masamunekaigen
 member, 1184 posts
 In Soviet Russia, quests
 pay you to go on NPCs.
Fri 8 Feb 2013
at 19:55
Re: Losing it!!!
Though minor compared to a lot of the gripes on here, I am constantly pissed off at Google search engine results. It's not Google's fault though that so many sites post keywords totally unrelated to what is on their page, but dangit hen I'm looking for something I don't want links to databases that don't have the information I need!
Amythesta
 member, 121 posts
Fri 8 Feb 2013
at 20:02
Re: Losing it!!!

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Gremlin
 member, 95 posts
Sat 9 Feb 2013
at 02:21
Re: Losing it!!!
Wtf!!!!?

How can a scumbag who walked into a police station saying he was wanted for murder and just "done two cops, but was sorry they weren't men" then plead not guilty at court. I know he's innocent until proven guilty but come on, he's admitted it and made plans for his last night of freedom before the killings.

Arrrrgh! Hanging is too damn good, country's gone to crap!
adrasteia1
 member, 1001 posts
 Even a small star
 shines in the darkness
Sat 9 Feb 2013
at 13:44
Endings and new beginnings
I finished my course yesterday, which is a good thing, but kind of sad too as I made some really great friends there. I'll miss having breakfast and lunch with them every weekday. I still have to go back for a Photoshop exam next week, so I might have lunch with some of them afterwards. Still, I'm really not sure what the future holds right now. I would've liked to have kept things the way they were for a bit longer.

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Silverlock
 member, 47 posts
Sun 10 Feb 2013
at 09:47
Re: why I hate snow
Snowstorm, shovelling, old back injury reinjured, agony...........
KaiWriter
 member, 21 posts
Tue 12 Feb 2013
at 00:59
Re: why I hate snow
Got to go to the convention... and ended up having an incident on Sunday that still has me steaming mad.

I have a character in the Pathfinder Society.  I wanted to play seven straight slots of it, and level up my character so she can finally start tapping some of her sorcerer powers.  I didn't know that for the entire con, I'd have a sulking, grumpy S.O. for a familiar.  I told him that he could go play whatever he wanted, and if he wanted to play something with me, I'd make the time to go play Ultimate Munchkin or something with him for a slot.  He refuses on the first day, instead electing to play the First Steps adventures for Pathfinder to try it out.

The second day, he plays one slot of Pathfinder and then starts pitching a fit in the middle of the con because there's nothing worth playing for the second Saturday slot except Pathfinder and some other board games. He ends up at a Vampire LARP that's struggling for players and ends up in a conversation with the GM and his wife, who have an "open relationship".  I wondered why he was asking me if I wanted to go travel an hour next month to play Vampire in a nearby town... more on this guy later.

Sunday, he claims to have a migrane and stays back at my apartment while I go to the last day of the con. I go and play one slot of Pathfinder (reaching Lv. 9), and then see that I don't have any suitable characters for the last slot.  I dink around, play in the Battletech pods (I'm murder in a Mad Cat Mk. II!) and try a Star Trek game that makes me wish that the facility was closer to my apartment (it's four hours away... *cries*).  I spend a few hours talking with some others, and get warned by the DM of another White Wolf game going on.  Apparently, the reason yesterday's Vampire game wasn't getting as many players?  The fact that the DM and his wife have an open relationship is well-known... as is the fact that he uses his games to troll for girlfriends.  Yeah.

So when I get back to the apartment, well... we end up in a huge screaming match.  He accuses me of wanting to play games more than spend time with him, and I accuse him of trying to get me into something for his benefit, and that he's being selfish because we could have played something on Friday or Sunday together- but that's not enough for him.  I was apparently supposed to ask him what we were playing.  Oh, yeah.  That went over well.

End result?  After the fight, I told him to get out of my apartment or I'd sic campus security on him. We're "taking a break", but anyone with a brain cell knows that it's over, and I'm just recovering from last night's crapfest for a few days.  I wasn't in any shape to even go to a job interview that I had today... had to claim family emergency and pretty much lose my chance at a job that would have soled a problem of being close to campus and decent hours.

I'm staying single until I can find a nice person who doesn't think I need to be on a leash and can accept that convention weekends are not the best time to have "OMG she loves games more than me!" issues.
Andrew Wilson
 member, 119 posts
 A cunning Rogue
 HP 6/14
Tue 12 Feb 2013
at 01:31
Re: why I hate snow
Wish I could find a fellow roleplayer to dive into a fruiticious relationship with. My past experiences tend to be just the opposite, my hobbies and gawky friends drive them away, as does my interest to involve them. Heaven forbid they atleast try to enjoy themselves or even admit it.

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arshes_luna
 member, 3 posts
Tue 12 Feb 2013
at 05:02
My day was great... until....
...about 4:45 today.

I go in around 9:15.  It was supposed to be nine, but my schedule's flexible, so that's actually not that big a deal.  Besides, I've got plenty to do, so I do it, and the day goes swimmingly.... until fifteen minutes before I was supposed to leave.

A little background:  I have a ton of clerical experience and some years of experience in the medical field.  I currently work for an agency which helps parents in need and their children find resources of all kinds, from medical to educational to housing, etc.  My department concentrates on mothers with infants and toddlers.  We are thus required to operate under the provisions of HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which governs the privacy of client/patient information.  In short: medical records need to be kept in a locked location.

Okay.  Now on to the vent, in two parts.  The first is clerical and the second is medical.  Hence the background.

I find out from my supervisor C. at 4:45 today that the agenda for a meeting which is to take place **tomorrow morning at 11:30** hasn't been sent to anyone attending the meeting.  This task was delegated to a co-worker, D., who was asked to send it three times last week.  We had to work on it until 5:45 -- simply because the agenda indicated neither the time nor the location of the meeting.  That alone set us both off, never mind the additional concerns I had to mention at the time which resulted in a distinct change in my job description.  (In other words, I made more work for myself, but I'd rather be the one to do it than D., as I see it is NOT getting done.)

At least one person who received the agenda today is out of the office until tomorrow morning, time unknown.  This is a community meeting, and Ph.D level practitioners will be in attendance.  Essentially, this makes us look bad at a community level... and to people who have all kinds of letters after their names.  C. is not only embarrassed, but angry.  I don't blame her, and in fact have other concerns which I bring up at the time, and of course I too am angry about this not being done because I could have and would have done it had I realized it had been so neglected.  I told her just to let me do it next time.

That's the clerical bit.  Now for the medical, which explains my mention of HIPAA.

The same co-worker took files home today in order to put them in alphabetical order for filing tomorrow.  She's staff, so I didn't really think too much of it until some hours later, when I realized the significance of the fact that the files themselves were not in a locked container for transport.  As far as I understand the provisions of HIPAA, that constitutes a violation of the act, so I sent a message to my supervisor relating the fact.  I'm not just working there, but am also a certified paralegal, and if something comes up later because of this I don't want to lose my paralegal status.  I don't know if it would happen, but the fact is that it could.  I'd rather have myself covered.  JUST in case.

This whole thing at work as gotten to the point where I'm pretty sure D. is just going to walk off the job, and that soon.  I get the distinct impression that there is going to be some serious ... well, you know.... hitting the fan tomorrow morning and I am NOT looking forward to being there when it does.  I don't know if I'm going to be pulled into "that meeting" when C. confronts D.  I hope not.

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DarkwindStriker
 member, 508 posts
 Better known in many
 places as Gatewalker.
Wed 13 Feb 2013
at 00:46
Re: My day was great... until....
Tripped and fell while out on my walk today. Busted up my palms(fingers fine at least, so I can type without too much difficulty) and one knee. Had to walk half a mile home with a bleeding knee.

The worst part is how apparently external physical damage like this is capable of causing my stomach to suddenly be sick as hell and completely sap all of my energy. Blarg.

Also my glasses fell off and got scraped up bad enough that I'll need to replace them. Thankfully we have good vision insurance, at least.
Amyante
 member, 29 posts
 Nobody ever considers
 the feelings of a weapon
Wed 13 Feb 2013
at 11:26
Re: My day was great... until....
Right. I'm currently working for someone in that i'm helping them sell their books online. The gist of what i wanted to vent about goes like this:

Boss: "How come you're working that slow?"
Me: "Because i need to find descriptions and reviews for the books you told me to put up."
Boss: "Nah, it's a specific public, they know the titles looking them up anyway. And besides, there's a picture of the back of the book which has the description anyway."
Me: "So do you want me to leave it out, and just put author, title, code and 'see pic for description'?"
Boss: "Yeah."

(MONTHS later)

Boss (on phone): "Hey, why do none of the books you uploaded have descriptions?"

Seriously, this is so facepalm worthy it hurts... And i'm the one that gets to fix this, of course.

*sighs*

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The_Blob
 member, 36 posts
Wed 13 Feb 2013
at 13:37
Re: My day was great... until....
WHY DO WE KEEP ELECTING MORONS???
adrasteia1
 member, 1007 posts
 Even a small star
 shines in the darkness
Thu 14 Feb 2013
at 10:21
Re: My day was great... until....
My pet rabbit's having some health problems and it's got me worried. She's shedding heavily at the moment (fur everywhere) and while I'm not sure if that's a factor, she's had a partial blockage (food isn't going through her properly). I took her to the vet yesterday, and I've been giving her more vegetables since (including lettuce, which isn't good for them, but I was told a small amount wouldn't hurt her. It's useful since it has a high water content).

While she's eating like a horse and she's quite active (and cranky), it's fairly apparent that she's not drinking much. She normally drinks out of a bottle and has hardly touched it, so I decided to give her a small bowl of water. For lack of a better bowl, I took the big lid off an as-yet unopened pack of spaghetti hoops in the fridge, washed it well and gave it to her. She doesn't seem willing to drink out of it though.

I've had it grabbed by bunny teeth and thrown about the cage more than a few times in a row, and she's kicked it out of my hands with her front legs. My hands are now kind of sore. Is it really that hard to get a rabbit to drink water?! At the moment she's 'under observation' (by me) so I may have to take her back to the vet today. I was hoping to avoid it. The only other option I can see is 1) leave her a bit and see if she drinks on her own, or 2) get a syringe and feed her water that way. That said, she has improved a fair bit, but becoming dehydrated is only going to make it worse.
habsin4
 member, 598 posts
 Putting old paper in new
 boxes since 2005
Fri 15 Feb 2013
at 22:02
Re: My day was great... until....
My co-op board's vice president had some funky purchases with co-op money that we can't trace, and very nearly got us sued under Fair Housing guidelines by telling a single woman applying for a unit she couldn't move in "if she was just gonna get pregnant and want move right out again."  Obviously, he had to be taken off the board.

But he was also maintaining the boiler for the building.  His keys were taken away, and now the maintenance guy had no clue how to maintain the boiler, and the building has no heat.  My apartment is already freezing and I have a 7 month old baby.  And its supposed to get colder this weekend.

Can't we let the guy maintain the boiler without letting him sit on the board?
Jessi
 member, 5 posts
 By the rules!
 No PvP!
Sat 16 Feb 2013
at 10:15
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
In reply to Shannara (msg # 1):

I've applied to three games, and it's obvious I haven't been accepted because the post count has sky-rocketed.  No one contacted me with a rejection, so I just had to figure it out on my own.

No one will GM the game I really want to play, even after multiple posts in Wanted-GMs.

We have a guy in the game that I can actually play who lives in Australia so that we can only play twice a day for about two hours instead of having it be a semi-constant game like the other four players can manage.

I hate my life, my apartment, my situation.  I've got a knee the doctor's won't fix, I've got bi-polar that the medicine isn't helping with, I've got a husband who never approaches me for sex - I have to chase it down each and every single time.  I've got three kids who drive me crazy.  I can't find a job because between the knee and the bi-polar I can't really do anything.

I'm really good at math and I can't afford to go to school to get qualifications enough to do something like research or science or accounting which would pay a lot of money and be something I could reliably do.

I'm a really good, constant player and nobody will teach me the rules to their game so I can play anything.

There's more, but I'm crying now so I'll stop.
Dottie_V
 member, 20 posts
Sun 17 Feb 2013
at 01:58
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
My school's offices are so fruiting inefficient! Dx The grade change form my Professor requested a MONTH ago still hasn't arrived! Stupid school! RAWR!
Zephydel
 member, 653 posts
 Creative Ideas
 Real-Life Solutions
Sun 17 Feb 2013
at 20:30
Seriously? Low-level characters spamming high-level spells?
A group of level 12 characters enter a PVP room for level 50-60 characters. They then [start] spamming level 75 spells using scrolls, all bought from the Real-Cash Store during battle. They then tell the other players in the PVP room (including me, since I use a level 51 character) that they [should] be banned forever because they are noobs who cannot afford to buy more items in the Real-Cash Store.

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Amyante
 member, 33 posts
Sun 17 Feb 2013
at 20:37
Re: Seriously? Low-level characters spamming high-level spells?

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facemaker329
 member, 5322 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Sun 17 Feb 2013
at 21:36
Re: Seriously? Low-level characters spamming high-level spells?
I sure hope the doctor can figure out what's wrong with my shoulder.  At this point, I'd even be okay with knowing it's something they can't fix, I'm just sick of it being sore for no discernible reason.  Seriously...got out of the hot tub at my friends' place last night, wrapped a towel around my waist...and almost couldn't tuck the ends in to make it stay there, because something about the angle at which I was exerting leverage with my arm sent a shooting pain through my shoulder.  I've had shoulder problems before...with the other shoulder.  But never this severe, and they ALWAYS cleared up faster than this.  I've been dealing with this crepe suzette since before Halloween, though it's only been in the last couple of months that it's been really bad (thanks for the snow, Mother Nature...)

Wednesday.  I should get some answers Wednesday, even if they may only be, "Well, we know it's not this, and I think we can rule this out, but we'll have to do further testing to find out about the other options."  I can't even pull the sheets over myself at night with that arm anymore, or pick stuff up off the nightstand.  And much as I want it to just go away, at this point I'd be at least somewhat satisfied just knowing WHY...
facemaker329
 member, 5325 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Mon 18 Feb 2013
at 09:18
That's the best argument you've got?
Learned something last night.  Karaoke DJ's are not generally amused when someone says, "You've gotta make me next.  I'm so drunk I might not even be able to stand up when my turn comes!"  (I know this, because I was the DJ.)  It's even less amusing when it's someone that I used to consider a pretty good friend, whose increasingly self-centered life-style is destroying her second marriage.  The whole place was full of drunk people...I was one of the maybe five sober people in the whole place.  None of them were hounding me to make them next before they passed out...when they got to the point where they felt like they were falling-down drunk, they just stopped asking for songs.

And what bugs me even more about it is the knowledge that she made that demand fully expecting me to just roll over and play dead.  She got rather heated when I told her no.  I'm not sure, but I think she realized just how close I was to handing her the list and saying, "You run the fruiting machine, I'm doing your husband a favor by taking a turn at it so he can really enjoy the evening for a change but I'm not gonna put up with this strudel."  And part of me kinda wishes I had.  I'm glad I didn't, because it would have made the rest of the night really awkward for a lot of people and I'm the sort that doesn't want to screw up the party for everyone else because one person is being a pain.

But, yeah...last night kinda drew the line for me.  I have stayed neutral about her marriage (I know her husband, too, and have become pretty good friends with him in his own right), but I was one of the ones that had kind of been hoping they could smooth things out and get back together.  I can see, now, that's not likely to ever happen, because she's so caught up in what she wants that she can't see anyone else's side of things.  And I know it's not just the alcohol, because she's like that when she's sober...she's just more diplomatic about how she tries to get her way.

Buckle up, kids...it's gonna be a rough road ahead.  Wish this was the first time I'd been down this path, but I've had married friends part ways before.  I see a lot of ugly situations on the horizon...
Sotalia
 member, 174 posts
Fri 22 Feb 2013
at 05:01
And here I thought 2012 was over
Last year brought me a S.O. diagnosed with COPD and him subsequently stopping his psych meds; a person offering me my dream job only to prove himself to be an unreliable meth addict; death by suicide of a friend; death of my 15-year old cat (a day after my friend died); the loss of my job when our company decided to close their retail division and put over 500 people out of work in two countries; the loss of our lux 900 sf apartment and the gain of a not-so-lux 400 sf apartment and a landlord who has no qualms about taking advantage of his tenants; the gain of a lovely friend next door who is battling terminal cancer; the gain of a wonderful job only to have my hours cut for 6 months and not being able to pay credit card bills; having to go to the E.R. myself two days after my medical insurance ended and ending up with a $7,000 E.R. bill; and finally, having my S.O. completely lose his mind and go psycho to the point he checked himself into a psych hospital.

2013 brought promise- hours returned this month, $1/hr raise kicks in next paycheck, new medical insurance, less stress and a promise of peace in the house.  But, of course, 2012 still lingers and within the last week, I have been in a car accident that totaled my car, gave me a concussion and a wrecked back, broke up with the S.O., and have been evicted from the crap apartment because psycho S.O. got into a fight with the neighbor who is on payroll to the jerk landlord.

So, this moment, I face being homeless, alone with two cats, no vehicle and pain out the wazoo.  Oh.  And it snowed in my city which hasn't seen snow in 20 years.

</VENT>
Andrew Wilson
 member, 129 posts
 A cunning Rogue
 HP 6/14
Fri 22 Feb 2013
at 05:57
February isnt short enough
Well to begin my rant, I live in norther new york and im in my early 20s with no work experience because all the places around here are either run by a conservative 65+ year old degenerate who will not hire someone unless they have work experience, or by a feminist who runs a not so obscure no males allowed workforce policy (our mcdonalds is currently employing 17 women and 4 40+ male janitorials and they say they get talked down to at work), I cant drive because noone I know will lend me there car to learn how to drive and my mom ruined my credit so I cant take out a loan to buy a practice car.... I live with my grandmother because my Dad is a skitzo and my mom tried to kill me when I was 7 and the trauma from that has left me with PTSD and im unfit to serve in the military because of it and work at certain places and im legally homeless at the moment. Exhales

I found out I might have testicular cancer and that I am for sure sterile because of the "might haves". I am a pro humanity human being, I believe that if it doesnt help progress society or the human race than it shouldn't exist. Knowing im sterile has me feeling rather disgusted and angry at well everything and I dont know where to begin my rant other then here. My rant is against the ignorant person who said "Bad things happen to bad people" "Karma" and "Just desserts" because if that person knew me they would have no explanation for this crap and its not fair...

I feel that life is just a game, a game where I do not pay to play and never win or get anything nice, and I log in every morning and find my base raided and all my resources gone. But I find that one of my villagers wasnt killed and rebuild my town center every morning and try again.

If you know what I mean.

This message was last edited by the user at 06:02, Fri 22 Feb 2013.

Pyrate
 member, 176 posts
 Supercalifragialistic
 expialidocious.
Fri 22 Feb 2013
at 08:27
Re: February isnt short enough
How come every time I usher "From now on this year can only get better!" I have an additional catastrophe announce its precence?
The_Blob
 member, 41 posts
Fri 22 Feb 2013
at 14:53
Re: February isnt short enough
WHY do SO MANY people on rPol make game-antithetical-specific characters and then claim there are no 'role.playing' opportunities?

must be Tycho's Greater Internet Fruit-wad Theory in action.
truemane
 member, 1658 posts
 Firing magic missles at
 the darkness!
Fri 22 Feb 2013
at 15:15
Re: February isnt short enough
One step forward, two steps back. All the things that were supposed to be easy turned out to be hard. And all the things that were supposed to be hard are also hard. I know I shouldn't complain. I have a place to live, fridge full of food, gainfully employed, all that.

But still. Domestic distress. Tired. So tired. Feels like all I do is work and sleep and still I'm tired.
facemaker329
 member, 5343 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Sat 23 Feb 2013
at 06:53
Re: February isnt short enough
Okay, this is REALLY trivial in comparison to what's been posted on here recently, but it's bugging me, so I'm gonna sound off...

I found out the hard way that the rod that goes through the center of the cylinder on the revolver I was cleaning is a two-piece item, that threads together in the middle of the cylinder.  I've got the cylinder, and the back of the rod and the spring...no idea where the front of the rod flew off to, but I need to find it before next week, because they've got a pick-up rehearsal for the show on Tuesday night!
adrasteia1
 member, 1050 posts
 Even a small star
 shines in the darkness
Thu 28 Feb 2013
at 20:50
Web difficulties
I'm having some troubles with a website of mine and not having much luck solving it (at least so far).

It uses a framework called CMS Made Simple. It's been working fine until at least 2 days ago. The pages are still showing up in the CMS but the PHP files are missing. They're still listed on the CMS as pages, and when I go into them the content is there, so I can only imagine they're somewhere.

When the browser loads now it's defaulting back to the html version of the page I created first, but never erased. It's not recognising the PHP pages as being there at all.

It was absolutely fine until at least a day or two ago. I've got multiple sites on my hosting account and I tacked a Wordpress gallery on to my portfolio page the night before last, and I can only image it screwed something up somewhere.

I'm not sure how to get it back. It's kind of important too because I'm applying for jobs where using it as a bit of a reference, only it's not there right now.
jsalt87
 member, 253 posts
Thu 7 Mar 2013
at 05:49
Bureau-crazy
So after some time where I hadn't the ability to work on getting my driver's license, I recently went to the local DDS office to renew my learner's permit. Which at my age is somewhat unusual. Most people would have gotten to a driver's license at least five years ago. Most people have family members available and willing to help to get the necessary experience, and access to cars that don't break down right as you have the time and family member available.

My first hurdle appeared during my first attempt about a week ago. I knew that I needed some documents, but had only been told half of what I needed. I had no proof of residency. And the only documents they'd accept were things I didn't get due to unemployment. And although I live with my sister, I can't use any documentation from her because she's not a parent. So due to legal constraints, I still legally live with my retired parents. Joy.

Today I finally manage to collect the necessary papers and return to take the test. And fail. Not because I didn't know the answers. I failed BECAUSE I knew the answers. Of the six questions I missed (with a fail being more than five failed answers), I failed them because of: the defensive driving course I took teaching me the wrong terminology (turns out pedestrians don't 'always have the right of way' according to the law. Not that you can just run them over, of course); Pedantic splitting of hairs over how you describe an action; the meaning of a light signal that I answered the same way earlier and got correct; a question that when I checked the drivers manual of my state I answered correctly and the computer told me I got wrong; and a niche case I'd never heard of and almost never happens (at least out in the rural area I live in. Not that many one way streets intersecting out here).

So the only question I can't remember is the only one I feel I got wrong legitimately, and at least two seem to be definitely an error in the computer's programming. Meaning I wasted a good chunk of time and money (to an unemployed person, the small charge for renewing a license is pretty big!) only to fail because of a combination of stupid programers, pedantic legalize, and misinformation from the people who should know better. And I'm still no closer to getting mobile so I can find/get a job! And I'm going to have to do it all again soon, because I can't appeal the test because 'computers don't lie' or some such rot.
st_nougat
 member, 130 posts
Thu 7 Mar 2013
at 18:46
yay bosses
So what I want to know is how is it my fault that I order a motor for I project that I am working on that has a standard bore in it, and then when my boss takes over the project and orders a metric shaft to go it.

motor was ordered in november, he took it over in January.  and its my fault that they dont match.
adrasteia1
 member, 1092 posts
 Even a small star
 shines in the darkness
Sat 9 Mar 2013
at 23:52
Re: yay bosses
Just spent a couple of hrs of my Saturday night working on a css file, only to discover it was the wrong one. At least I know now why it wasn't working. :/
Silverlock
 member, 50 posts
Mon 11 Mar 2013
at 09:54
Re: yay bosses
It's my fault that the QC tests required to be run in January were not started until March and now we're under scrutiny by the controllling powers-that-be for this reason.  But it's perfectly OK that management didn't assign any of this work to anyone until March - and DID assign me to be janitor of the building more than a few times this year.  And the bosses earn 6 figures with a lot of paid time off, I certainly don't, nor will I get anything but fresh fruitcake for the duration.  They'll probably get overtime pay.  Delightful.
Brianna
 member, 1652 posts
Mon 11 Mar 2013
at 18:08
Re: yay bosses
One stupid investment company from Mom's estate!  They apparently need a notarized (commissioner won't do) form returned to them before they will pay out, despite already having a copy of the will, the death certificate, our birth certificates and drivers' licences, etc.  Not only were those documents enough for everyone else, they had to have them BEFORE they could send us the form (so that we could deal with it before we (thought we were) finished with the lawyer.  And they didn't even prepare a form with our names on it (why else the timing?!?), just with two lines for us to sign.  *sigh*

Note for those not familiar with this procedure - a commissioner would cost us $10, the lawyer?  Well, we'll see but at least add a zero, I'm sure.  Even though all either has to do is witness our signatures, after checking that we are who we say we are.
Amyante
 member, 75 posts
 Nobody ever considers
 the feelings of a weapon
Mon 11 Mar 2013
at 22:18
Re: yay bosses
For the record, i like the neighborhood i live in, but my neighbor, ugh!

She blows her entire salary on crap on Day One, then every couple of days she comes over to borrow stuff from me, complain that she's hungry and stuff.

Well gee, maybe next time you should, i dunno, not spend it all on scratchcards?

Oh no, who am i kidding? It happened last month, it happened this month and it'll happen again next month. This is a woman who prioritizes a pack of cigarettes over food after all.

*walks off ranting*
ginny
 member, 80 posts
Fri 15 Mar 2013
at 15:12
Re: yay bosses
Thank you to the cop yesterday that just had to do a U-turn in the middle of the street to pull me over for a stupid fruitin' expired inspection sticker.  Like anybody these days can afford a $300 ticket.  Im sure you could have spent that time more wisely by, say I dont know, pulling over a speeding car or a drunk driver.  No you had to pull me over.  Jack ass.  Now I cant drive my car until its inspected.  Im glad I helped you make your quota.  :P

Then to start my morning off today, I couldnt find my winter boots so I could take the kids to the bus stop.  Get home, my dryer wouldnt work after I had just finished washing a load of my husbands work clothes that he needs today.

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Silverlock
 member, 52 posts
Sat 16 Mar 2013
at 01:15
Re: yay bosses
It is astonishing the amount of misery one person can generate when they are given a position of authority.
ginny
 member, 81 posts
Wed 20 Mar 2013
at 01:55
Re: yay bosses
To the idiot who lives across the street:

SNOW BLOW YOUR DRIVEWAY IN THE MORNING!  ITS 10 PM AND PEOPLE ARE SLEEPING!
temperance
 member, 26 posts
Wed 20 Mar 2013
at 12:29
Vents
I live in the part of Canada that just got 30cm of snow.

I just finish shovelling my driveway - about an hour and fifteen minutes of work.

No sooner do I get inside for some water than the plow goes by and leaves a wall about 3/4 m high across my driveway of hard-packed snow and ice.

ARGH.

Back out I go.
facemaker329
 member, 5387 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Thu 21 Mar 2013
at 07:18
Re: Vents
Man, I thought I was done with these mystery toothaches.  Not yet, apparently, because there's one on the right side of my mouth that seems to wander back and forth between four different teeth.  That would be bad enough in its own right, but it's also causing a reflexive tensing of the muscles on that side of my face, especially my jaw, which is causing me a doozy of a headache that's been going on for almost 30 hours, now.  Even that, I could live with, except it's interfering with my ability to sleep and it gets worse when I lay down.

I may end up reversing my decision to wait on getting that tooth worked on until after my birthday, and just get it over and done with, even if it screws up birthday plans.
AtomicGamer
 member, 50 posts
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 16:45
Re: Vents

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was against the forum rules, at 23:14, Sat 23 Mar 2013.

AtomicGamer
 member, 51 posts
Sat 23 Mar 2013
at 18:30
Re: Vents

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arkrim
 member, 725 posts
 Professional Wiseguy
 greyscalemail.com
Mon 25 Mar 2013
at 14:03
Re: Vents
Anyone notice that most GMs that claim they want a "SANDBOX" game are really just saying that they are too lazy or incompetent to come up with an adventure arc? Does that not irk everyone else? Especially those of us who are actually ADEQUATE GMs and can write up a story and scenario description for players to work with instead of just sitting on our butts waiting for someone else to come up with an idea? This new breeds of "sandbox" GMs annoy me. The idea of sandboxing was supposed to give players more freedom within a game teeming with adventure possibilities, not lack adventure altogether while the GM does absolutely nothing to entice players.

This message was last edited by the user at 14:05, Mon 25 Mar 2013.

ZedZed77
 member, 226 posts
Mon 25 Mar 2013
at 18:22
Re: Vents
Bioshock Infinite has been out for like 12 whole hours and no one has posted a video of the ending as far as I can tell. Now I might have to buy it and play all the way through.
Silverlock
 member, 53 posts
Tue 26 Mar 2013
at 03:05
Re: Vents
birthdays.

How can a parent forget the birthday of their only surviving child yet have the chutzpah to ask for a favour a day later that requires a great deal of personal time and effort from that same child ?  0H, not to mention this is the second year in a row this has happened.  And forget about apologising for forgetting the birthday...I didn't want anything but a simple "Happy birthday," btw.
Snowmantle
 member, 393 posts
Tue 26 Mar 2013
at 03:32
Re: Vents
With the addition of a number of 4-way stop intersections around my town, I've been increasingly annoyed by people who don't know what to do at one.  I don't feel like I need to look this one up to know that if someone adjacent to you at the intersection stops and either flashes their lights or waves for you to go first... THEN GO.  Don't sit there like an ass and wave back for them to go first.

And if you intend to let someone else go before you do... TELL THEM SO... perhaps by flashing your lights or waving them on.  Sitting motionless at the corner staring at them DOES NOT tell them of you're waiting on them, so don't get annoyed when they don't dare move out in front of you because they DON'T KNOW YOUR INTENTION.
arkrim
 member, 726 posts
 Professional Wiseguy
 greyscalemail.com
Tue 26 Mar 2013
at 03:49
Re: Vents
I hate people who aren't grateful when they receive free gifts and assistance. Even when I DON'T want help, I still thank people for their time and politely ask them to leave. But taking free food, free gifts, free help and then COMPLAINING that someone didn't give you enough or the exact right thing that you wanted is just beyond childish.

I sincerely hope there is such a thing as Hell, because I know for a fact people like that would end up permanent residents there (along with rapists, murderers, pedophiles and people who talk in the theater).
flakk
 member, 463 posts
 Dark Heresy!
 Warhammer Fantasy RPG (2)
Tue 26 Mar 2013
at 15:34
Re: Vents
My mother has decided to have a 40th anniversary party this summer and my wife and I were invited along with all my family.  I have not had a chance to see many of my family members in a few years and was really looking forward to this and had planned on trying to get my daughter for the weekend so she can go as well.  I just found out that my mother has also invited my daughter's mother as well.  They hang out together, shop together, go on trips together etc. and I can't stand it!  I can bring my daughter to see her grandparents whenever they want so why does her apple sauce mother need to get an invite to this particular event?  My wife vowed to never interact with my daughter's mother when she had a lawyer threaten me for things she only needed to ask for so she's not going.  Now I don't want to go and participate in yet another example of how my wishes are ignored and my wife is ignored in favour of someone constantly bent on doing me harm.  The fruit salad has already used the good relationship with my mother to gain more leverage thanks to her grapefruit lawyer and I'm sure this will be another example she can use to get even more.  So I either anger my mother who already thinks I am the scum of the earth even more or go without my wife and be physically and mentally stressed out while condoning 10+ years of being marginalized in favour of mom's pet/best buddy.  Either way I am up strawberry creek without a paddle and I am sure this is gong to turn out badly either way it pans out.
Kyra25
 member, 1281 posts
 Tattooed Jesus Freak
 From Indiana
Tue 26 Mar 2013
at 15:58
Re: Vents
Ok....seriously...

When you ask my 15 year old daughter to go on a Florida trip with you (I live in IN) and you take on the responsibility of her and 4 other girls...I expect you to treat her well and to take care of her.

What I don't expect---

When she and your daughter get into a verbal argument, that you immediately take one side and not even listen to the other.  When you look at my daughter and call her immature and ungrateful.....I don't expect you to look at her and tell her she is ruining your vacation and your daughter's 16th birthday.  I don't expect you to tell her that you wished she hadn't come.  I do NOT expect you to threaten her saying you are going to call the police and have her escorted off the property.  I don't expect you to snoop through her things and know she has $350 for the week then tell her you know she has enough money for bus ticket or air fair.  I don't expect you to tell her you will gladly "dump" her off at the bus station so she can get home because she is no longer welcome there after being there merely TWO days.  I don't expect you to continue to be mean to her when she is crying and upset.  I don't expect you to tell her she is 'getting on your nerves' because her asthma is flared up and she can't stop coughing.  I don't expect you to wake her up long enough to tell her you are leaving then you ALL leave to go to the zoo, leaving her alone at the townhouse.   YES - all of this happened in the course of yesterday.

Seriously wish I had the money to go get her but I don't have $600 lying around like some people.  I am so upset and furious.  It breaks my heart to hear her crying over the phone because ADULTS are treating her like crap.  YOU asked her to come and took on the responsibility.  I thought I could trust you would treat her right and with respect.  I would NEVER do that.  I would have made the girls sit and talk it out and said get along or not but it's going to stop.  No...instead the beat my daughter down verbally.

I.Am.Going.To.Snap.
Dottie_V
 member, 33 posts
 A compilation of neuroses
 And a bad temper too. ;D
Wed 27 Mar 2013
at 19:21
Re: Vents
Today, Iím going to blueberry and not just because Iím naturally inclined to do so. No today I will blueberry because I am thoroughly angry. ďWhy?ď You ask, because I had to spend my day at the most inefficient government facility I have ever had the misfortune of setting foot in, the Mexican Consulate. Youíd think that serving the 9th, NINTH mulberry fritter largest city in the US with a considerably large Hispanic population, this place would know how to run. WRONG. Good God, get your strawberries together!!! Dx
Twitcherly
 member, 16 posts
 Counter-Intellectual
 Reformed Hedonist
Thu 28 Mar 2013
at 20:47
Re: Vents
I'm currently enrolled in a mandatory graduate course on 'Emerging Web Technologies'. The fact I'm taking a class about how Twitter, Pinterest and TumblR are the future of the internet is frustrating in and of itself. The icing on the cake, however, is that the professor demonstrates virtually no knowledge about any of these technologies herself. Somehow this professor has lied into a position administering a course where she knows almost nothing about the subject matter. I pay for this class out of pocket and its extremely expensive. I feel robbed and there's nothing I can do about it besides file a complaint about it after the fact.

I'm sick of this trend in higher education. Even in undergrad, most of the professors have virtually stopped teaching. Instead they focus on lengthy assignments, student presentations and a constant bombardment of student content facilitated by web-based programs. When they do talk, its like they haven't prepared anything and just spend their time on these tangents. I thought that I would have escaped this in Graduate school, but nope. The teachers that work extremely hard don't seem to get any more recognition than the lazy professors who have decided to stop teaching almost entirely. Its disgusting to see this first hand and have to pay for the privilege.
TheWarriorPoet519
 member, 1343 posts
 Resident porch-squatting
 stick-shaker
Sun 31 Mar 2013
at 17:06
Re: Vents
A note to extraverts everywhere: if you see me quietly reading in a public place away from the crowd, it does not mean I am lonely and want someone to talk to. It means I am reading. Please, I'm fine, really. Leave me be.
Seanberry
 member, 34 posts
Mon 1 Apr 2013
at 00:24
Re: Vents
GRRRAAAAHHHHHH.  For some unknown reason my FRAGGING phone has decided today to update my id pic when text from being my blank information to for SOME reason to another of my contacts.  I can find sweet FRAG all nothing on my phone manufactorers website to help, so after 2 hours of looking I emailed them and get it'll be 24 hours.  Yes it's minor, but its REALLY annoying for me and I want my phone back the way it was.
habsin4
 member, 612 posts
 Putting old paper in new
 boxes since 2005
Tue 2 Apr 2013
at 15:34
Re: Vents
Leaving one of the office suites in my workplace, and a woman pushing a cart is ahead of me.  I work in a university library, and I guess she is a student by age and dress.  She holds the door for me, and as I walk out I say "Thanks.  I feel like I should have held the door for you....because you're pushing a cart."

Except "you're pushing a cart" is drowned out by her saying loudly "Times are a-changing, huh?"

Now, its all awkward and instead of say "No, no, I didn't mean that in a sexist, you're-a-woman way, I meant that you're pushing a cart" I just give a forced laugh and say "Yeah."

Now some student out there thinks one of the librarians is a sexist pig.  Great.
cero1
 member, 304 posts
Wed 3 Apr 2013
at 02:25
Re: Vents
So as I see the GMs of half the games I am in disappear, I'd like a game in the Players - Wanted forum to use a system I enjoy playing in and not another bloody D&D/Pathfinder game... or not be an Adult-Rated Sandbox University game for once.

Or a game where the GM has checked there would be interest before making a game for their niche idea so I'm not the only player.

And screw home-brew.

T_T'

Is that too much to ask of a game?
facemaker329
 member, 5418 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Wed 3 Apr 2013
at 05:26
Re: Vents
Man, I don't know whether it's worse enduring the tooth-ache now, or if I'd be more miserable sitting through orientation at work in a couple of days after having a wisdom tooth taken out.  I already rescheduled the dentist appointment for next week...I just hope I can hold out that long.

And it's not JUST the toothache.  I reflexively clench my jaw in response to pain...which creates pressure on the nerves running up the side of my head to my temples, so THOSE muscles tense up and I get a headache.  And the pressured nerves also react as though receiving pain stimuli from my mouth...so the toothache goes from being in the one tooth that I KNOW has a problem to all along my upper jaw, to the tooth in my lower jaw that I got the crown on last year, to half the teeth in my lower jaw, and then back to the joint...

I'm having a long, LONG evening tonight, can you tell?
Dottie_V
 member, 34 posts
 A compilation of neuroses
 And a bad temper too. ;D
Wed 3 Apr 2013
at 06:04
Re: Vents
Ear infections make me weep.
facemaker329
 member, 5423 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Thu 4 Apr 2013
at 07:50
Re: Vents
As if the toothache wasn't enough...I don't know for sure what it is, but I think something I ate over the weekend has really disagreed with me.  I'll spare the more gruesome details, but the most uncomfortable one has been the continuous slight pressure in my abdomen...it's like someone's pushing on my solar plexus from the inside, not hard enough to be painful, just uncomfortable.  And nothing I've tried has done anything about it.

If I was an appliance, I'd swear I'd just passed the end of my warranty period...still having problems with tendonitis and bursitis, the toothache is causing a chronic headache, and now something is giving me pain in my mid-section (which would concern me more if it was accompanied by any other symptoms of note, especially a lack of appetite.  Nope...been hungry as usual all day...)

Can I please get back to a relatively pain-free state again?  (Okay, now I'm just whining.  The stomachache and toothache have only been a few days...I should really save that kind of grousing for when it's been weeks with no relief and no hope for relief.  Because I know people who have to live with that.)
Mustard Tiger
 member, 428 posts
Thu 4 Apr 2013
at 19:15
Re: Vents
I hate the following:

Wife beaters.

Drug dealers.

Drug users.

People who think suicide is the only way out.

People like me, who didn't do enough to help.
ginny
 member, 90 posts
Thu 4 Apr 2013
at 20:33
Re: Vents
Trying to help my 10 year old with her algebra homework :P
adrasteia1
 member, 1190 posts
 Even a small star
 shines in the darkness
Fri 5 Apr 2013
at 15:45
Re: Vents
*Grumbles*

I was just looking at some jobs available over here and found an online marketing job that sounded rather cool. That was until I learned it was an unpaid internship, but only applicants with a degree in marketing and experience with html and search engines need apply.

There are far too many internships over here where companies are looking for interns to work full time for nothing or for a small amount on top of benefits. A lot of these sorts of positions were once jobs in their own right. It's not just higher level jobs, either. There are internships for reception, shop jobs, IT jobs, etc. I even saw one advertised for an intern to work in a bakery.

It's just frustrating that just about every job I want to apply for is now classified as an internship.
KaiWriter
 member, 30 posts
Fri 5 Apr 2013
at 16:47
Re: Vents
Dear stupid blueberry in the apartment below me,

When you have a wild party on a Thursday night and have a bunch of screaming and shouting half-drunk people, please do not be surprised when I call the campus police on you. Just because you do not have anything to do tomorrow doesn't mean we all have the day off.
The_Blob
 member, 72 posts
Sun 7 Apr 2013
at 01:50
Re: Vents
I now have fruiting drug resistant pneumonia, one lung is operating at 30%, the other at 50%, on intravenous anti-bac plus other drug cocktails, taking blood every 6 hours, ugh.
Necat
 member, 497 posts
 remember
 bat girl is a librarian
Sun 7 Apr 2013
at 21:37
Re: Vents
If you send an rtj, and the GM replies, have you read the rules?  Then stating that you must have missed something really isn't an impressive response.  Better might be to go read the thread to see what you missed. Since, yes, obviously you did miss something and the GM is trying to be nice to you.  And when it's confirmed, yes, you have missed something and you say okay bye, that pretty much assures you'll never play in one of that GM's games in the future.  Oh, and saying thank you before you leave, really just makes you look worse.
st_nougat
 member, 145 posts
Mon 8 Apr 2013
at 19:04
Re: Vents
This Stupid Fraggin' job that I am stuck in.  I am given a project last thursday or friday, told it is hot and that I need to have a concept done by tuesday.  Ok no problem except for the fact that a whole bunch of other stuff keeps getting put in front of it.  The concept is really due in less than 8 working hours, I literally have next to nothing done on it, and I am working on something else that got pushed ahead of it.
Yaztromo
 member, 59 posts
Mon 8 Apr 2013
at 21:24
Re: Vents
My boss' boss gave a public strategy presentation (completely crazy) and then said: "If somebody would do things differently, please let me know".
I explained to my boss why his boss was completely crazy (and he agreed in principle) and I told him what we should do (and he agreed in principle).
Then he told me that our challenge is to manage the (wrong) strategy in order to make it a success anyway!!!
ginny
 member, 91 posts
Tue 9 Apr 2013
at 00:34
Re: Vents
Dear mechanic with my car,

If you are going to tell someone on Monday you will have their car done by that Saturday, have it done by Saturday.  I understand sometimes things come up and work gets delayed.  NOT FOR THREE FRUITING WEEKS THOUGH!! And not for the same reason every single day.
Dottie_V
 member, 37 posts
 A compilation of neuroses
 And a bad temper too. ;D
Tue 9 Apr 2013
at 01:44
Re: Vents
B# is the note of my anxiety. This is what happens when someone makes a game without a clear story arc. >_<
Mustard Tiger
 member, 431 posts
Tue 9 Apr 2013
at 15:51
Re: Vents
Local taxes.

Really: local government? You want me to shell out 5% of my income to you? To pay for what, exactly? Congested, pot-holed roads that screw up my tires (causing me to shell out more money to pay for repairs)? A corrupt police department that suffers from weekly scandals? Or how about your excellent public education system that is consistently ranked as one of the worst in the country?

That's what you want to steal my money to pay for? Okay. Just so we're clear.
LadyMer
 member, 14 posts
Tue 9 Apr 2013
at 19:21
Re: Vents
April snowstorms. Between Saturday and Monday, we've had another foot of snow, and we might be getting more tonight.
adrasteia1
 member, 1209 posts
Wed 10 Apr 2013
at 14:02
Re: Vents

This message was deleted by the user at 14:35, Wed 10 Apr 2013.

st_nougat
 member, 153 posts
Wed 10 Apr 2013
at 21:05
Re: Vents
If the stupid Fraggin' 'Project manager' would give the bloody engineers the information the need to do a project at the beginning then maybe the damn engineers wouldn't have to rework the project 3 frickin' times.

We called the customer today trying to get information and was told that the information was sent to the project mis-manager last week.

And guess what, now I am changing the layout around for the third time.

I need a new job.  Anyone wanna hiring a solidworks jockey? rmail me
Silverlock
 member, 54 posts
Thu 11 Apr 2013
at 09:50
Re: I am the ball in play
Too many bosses.  One boss says, 'don't do this til I check the numbers'; next boss says, 'you should have done this anyway, regardless of what first boss says' - so who do I listen to ?  Where does the blame fall ?  Yep, smack on me, bosses are in the clear, having shoved me right between them so the only loser is me.  Why do I have so many bosses ?  And all of rhem supposed to do their jobs, which is apparently merely making sure I am tormented by them into doing my job.
CrazyIvan777
 member, 79 posts
Thu 11 Apr 2013
at 16:13
Re: I am the ball in play
Small vent, but...

You're a modern doctor's office. You've won awards. Recently. For being so good. You have a great staff. They seem on the ball.
You have no email.

Seriously? No email. For anyone in the office. None. Not even for my doctor to send records to?

Seriously?

Okay, now I need to -find- a fax...
The_Blob
 member, 77 posts
Sat 13 Apr 2013
at 18:56
Re: I am the ball in play
One of the better writers/players I've encountered here on rpol, has to leave here as part of a strategy to make his offline life not suck, I'm happy for him, I really am. But I'm also a selfish person and want my friend back.
Dottie_V
 member, 41 posts
 A compilation of neuroses
 And a bad temper too. ;D
Sun 14 Apr 2013
at 16:30
Re: I am the ball in play
You wont let me watch the newest episode of my favorite tv show because you don't want to miss out and you want to go to bed early. Kay, that's fine, but then you go and watch it without me the next day and then you SPOIL the strawberries out of it. You're a moron and if some of your recordings are erased early from the DVR all I'm going to say, "Oh, I thought you already watched it like I did." NIT WIT!
KaiWriter
 member, 31 posts
Mon 15 Apr 2013
at 17:49
Re: I am the ball in play
Yesterday, I was sitting down to finally get out some much needed replies and I was surprised to find my aunt visiting for the day and, lo and behold, she's brought along her babysitting brood.  Apparently my spoiled brat of a nephew wants to see where I live.

So they push their way up through the doors and into my apartment, and before long they're swarming all over my kitchen.  Like a horde of pokemon-shirted locusts, they are...

Now I have to go to the store, but no worries, my aunt says- I can ride with them!  Only, instead of going to the market first, we head to the bookstore.

What occurs is the single worst game of hide-and-seek that I've ever played in.  They seemed to think it was funny to race around and hide from me.  What was a fifteen-minute stop for a video game guide became a latte break for my aunt and a crash course in babysitting for me.

It couldn't get worse after that, could it?  Oh, yes.  Yes it can.

Where would you take a horde of sugar-rushed, over-caffinated grade-schoolers?

Chuck. E. Cheese.

After a half-hour, I'm hiding in the bathroom to get some much-needed peace and quiet.   After an hour, I'm looking for an excuse to go next door to the used game store and asking if I can hide out in their vault for an hour just to relish the quiet.

After all that, I was slipped ten dollars and dropped off back at my apartment.   No store, no nothing.  I feel like my aunt owes me for this...
Tlaloc
 member, 465 posts
 From the island of Nunya
Mon 15 Apr 2013
at 18:26
Re: I am the ball in play
Tax Day.

That is all.
Silverlock
 member, 55 posts
Tue 16 Apr 2013
at 10:04
Re: I am the ball in play
Tax day, bombs in another city in which we have relatives (they are okay), a sleepless night and a long rest of the week in which I will be working with equipment that can maim or kill me if I mishandle it.  Oh, did I mention the coworker who tried to trip me yesterday while I was carrying a large tray of expensive glassware and irreplaceable samples ?  The one who got promoted for some reason, which could not have been intelligence, education, or wisdom ?  And I cannot call out sick - I have used up all my 'sick' days for the year.
GreenSerpent
 member, 143 posts
 Casting darkness at the
 Magic Missiles!
Wed 17 Apr 2013
at 09:32
Re: I am the ball in play
People who leave their game ads up for ten, fifteen minutes and then post saying "The position has been filled."
Sallyann
 member, 1518 posts
 go away and don't come
 back til a tree hugs you
Wed 17 Apr 2013
at 10:12
Re: I am the ball in play


Jury duty (not that I mind it), but if I get to take a night off work, I want it to be the next night.  They couldn't have called me for one day later?
truemane
 member, 1694 posts
 Firing magic missles at
 the darkness!
Wed 17 Apr 2013
at 13:29
Re: I am the ball in play
About this time last week I logged to Rpol and started typing out a message in the Anti-vent thread. I was going to talk about how things on all fronts looked like they were easing up, from domestic stress to financial. I never got around to posting it. And in the week since everything's just fallen to pieces such that it's far, far worse than it was before they started to get 'better.'

Sigh. I know, I know, first world problems. But still.
Dottie_V
 member, 44 posts
Thu 18 Apr 2013
at 03:07
Mom

This message was deleted by the user at 05:44, Thu 18 Apr 2013.

The_Blob
 member, 89 posts
Fri 19 Apr 2013
at 11:41
Re: Mom
My GF just pretty much dumped me because I haven't spent time with her (on phone with for HOURS very day) for the last two weeks, you know, the SAME two weeks I've been taking care of my parents and/or almost DYING because I was admitted to the hospital but then had to leave, Against Medical Advice, while still having pneumonia, so I could take care of my parents...

FML
Pyrate
 member, 215 posts
 Supercalifragialistic
 expialidocious.
Fri 19 Apr 2013
at 21:23
Re: Mom
Fruitpie. Seriously.
I finally get into a habit of getting up early enough to go to the gym before work and I get some sort of stomach infection making sure getting my pulse up is a bad idea.
Result: parents think I have bulimia and want me to see a shrink.

As if that wasn't bad enough my laptop decided to completely wolligog off and erase everything I wrote on my assignment over the last week. Deadline is on Tuesday and my nerd doesn't have time before Wednesday.
So much for recreation this weekend.

Just can't catch a break these days.
adrasteia1
 member, 1247 posts
 Even a small star
 shines in the darkness
Sat 20 Apr 2013
at 14:54
Re: Mom
I found out why I've had so many problems with light bulbs burning out and exploding (I've swept up broken glass off my kitchen floor several times). According to the electrician, the voltage here is 245 volts instead of 230. He also found water in one of the light fittings.

I've just reported the voltage and I'm told someone will be out to check it today. I'm surprised (and pleased) that the electricity company is responding so quickly on a Saturday.

Hopefully this hasn't had any adverse effect on our computer gear.
st_nougat
 member, 163 posts
Wed 24 Apr 2013
at 15:22
Re: Boss
Thank you my Boss for decided when you are checking a project that I am working on to change the speed on the motor that WE speced out.  And thank you so very much for not informing me or updating the model that we used so that when I made the assembly drawings I used the wrong motor.  And thank you so much for making me look like the moron when manufacturing came in to say WTF?
AfrokingJ
 member, 194 posts
Sun 28 Apr 2013
at 05:59
Wife Swap

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was against the ToU, at 06:46, Sun 28 Apr 2013.

nuric
 member, 2176 posts
 Love D&D,superhero games
 Not very computer savvy
Sun 28 Apr 2013
at 06:09
Re: Wife Swap
Reality shows in general deserve their own rant.   What should have been a way to learn about other people unlike ourselves has turned into a "Village idiot of the week" where we laugh at people, rather than learn about them.

I'm not totally touchy feely about people, and will be the first to be judgemental and laugh at stupid behavior, but it's sad that we only want to see horrible people yell at each other so we can feel better about ourselves.

I just saw a promo for "Gyspy Sisters".    Now, I know it was pretty stupid of me to think, even for a second "Well, perhaps we'll get a glimpse into this culture", but I was horrified so see what were probably the four worst sterotypes among then entire gypsy population.

Then again, all 'normal' people have better things to do than parade their neuroses on television, so I'm not sure why I'm surprised.
Pyrate
 member, 228 posts
 Supercalifragialistic
 expialidocious.
Mon 29 Apr 2013
at 11:13
Re: Wife Swap
Baaaaaaaad day...
st_nougat
 member, 164 posts
Mon 29 Apr 2013
at 17:03
Fraggin' work
I was just told to not try to help the customers at work.
facemaker329
 member, 5493 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Fri 3 May 2013
at 06:09
Again?!!!
I already had my headcold for the season...c'mon!  And this one seems determined to work its way down into my chest and leave me gasping for air.  Cut my work day short by an hour (after going in a half-hour late) because I was so winded and spent that the folks I was working with were afraid I was going to keel over.

This is the point at which I either have a miraculous overnight recovery or I plunge deeply into serious illness...think positive thoughts for me.  I don't have time to be bedridden for a week trying to shake off whatever it is...
Bigun Eagle
 member, 65 posts
Fri 3 May 2013
at 17:23
Re: Again?!!!
I despise how high the test are weighted in my accounting class, now to make an A in the class I HAVE to make an A on the test, oh, and the Test is only 20 questions.
ginny
 member, 99 posts
Sat 4 May 2013
at 01:15
Re: Again?!!!
Dont touch my coffee
cero1
 member, 348 posts
Sat 4 May 2013
at 10:58
Re: Hate
Bloody carers helping my nan so I don't have to do things like bathe her taking credit for things I have done to help, so my Uncle yells at me for doing nothing when I'm on the verge of a breakdown from trying to keep my nan comfortable and I haven't slept for five days, just so they can get paid.

Also turning up late, rushing through bathing my nan, being rough and then saying you've been round for an hour and done everything on your timesheet (which I can clearly see and read at any time) is not cool. At all.

I know it's hard work, but consider the family that are there for the other 23.5 hours you're not there and have to do what you're not doing.

Then I have one message to all the cold callers targeting vulnerable old people - you should kill yourselves.

I don't care if that sounds harsh, conning old people who don't better out of their savings and pension is disgusting.
Mika
 member, 244 posts
Tue 7 May 2013
at 21:38
Re: Hate
Being singled out. The funny thing is this person thinks they are hurting me when in fact it hurts them to retaliate over NOTHING

Some people piss me off being small minded but karma will get them

It just grinds my gears when they are passive aggressive jerks but its more satisfying knowing that they will fail. Mean, yes. Do I feel bad no? I want to see them crash and burn and it won't be my fault.

Some people really just have NO LIVES!
st_nougat
 member, 174 posts
Thu 9 May 2013
at 21:57
Re: family
Brothers who only get ahold of you when they want something.

Yup my brother sent me an email today.

yup he wants me to design some camp kitchen storage box thingy so that HE can take it when HE goes camping.
Bigun Eagle
 member, 66 posts
Sat 11 May 2013
at 01:25
Re: Two Faced
I really wish that some of my so called friends had the biscuits to tell me what they think to my face instead of me hearing about it from someone else.
Lancebreaker
 member, 62 posts
Sat 11 May 2013
at 22:42
Re: Two Faced
The indignant woman in the theater seat behind me talking through the ENTIRE movie, who doesn't even have the decency to shut up after I politely asked her to stop talking.  Apparently, I was ruining her experience by turning around and confronting her.  Some people...
deadmanshand
 member, 1596 posts
Sun 12 May 2013
at 01:59
Re: Two Faced
I'm not sure which is worse. Having the chest bug or it not killing me?
Brianna
 member, 1675 posts
Sun 12 May 2013
at 05:31
Re: Two Faced
*sigh*  I know I said I didn't want to go out for my birthday/Mother's Day, but neither did I want to get sick and not be able to go shopping for desperately needed shoes.

This message was last edited by a moderator, as it was moot, at 06:32, Sun 12 May 2013.

Seanberry
 member, 43 posts
Tue 14 May 2013
at 19:37
Re: Two Faced
Frag my luck....first 2 weeks ago i have to have a impacted wisdom tooth removed, now i have a cold, a urinary tract infection and ANOTHER fragging toothache.  All this while unemployeed so no help on the dental.  Gah!!!
Eur512
 member, 506 posts
Tue 14 May 2013
at 20:11
Re: Two Faced
Co-worker must send me project photos.

Co-worker downloads photos.
Prints them.
Scans the prints to make PDF's.
Emails me the PDF's.

What????
Sallyann
 member, 1520 posts
 go away and don't come
 back til a tree hugs you
Tue 14 May 2013
at 20:45
Re: Two Faced
work.  The boss doesn't understand that the night shift is feeling picked on cause she keeps leaving public nasty notes.  Of course she doesn't want to be there at 11 pm to talk to us, but could she at least give the notes to the night nurses and have us pass it down.  We don't see her dress down the other shifts and they don't need to see her dress down us, particularly when she doesn't actually investigate the complaints made.  Besides, now everyone else is automatically an expert on what night shift is supposed to be doing, and '"it;s you didn't do this and you didn;t do that"  and dammit, there's only three aides and they can only do so much in an hour.


AUGGGHHH

This message was last edited by a moderator, as it was moot, at 21:04, Tue 14 May 2013.

facemaker329
 member, 5514 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Fri 17 May 2013
at 17:41
Makin' me crazy...!!!!!
Thank you, SO MUCH, Ms. Costume Designer, for giving us absolutely nothing constructive to do in preparation for the week of dress rehearsals that are supposed to begin on Monday.  Out of a 5-piece band (with four alternates to cover for people on days off) and four singers (plus their back-ups), doing two different shows, we thus far have two pairs of pants figured out.  Not for everyone...a single pair of pants for two of the singers, for one of the two shows.  We were supposed to get everyone figured out last night, and she decided part-way through the day that she couldn't make it because she had to go to her son's school activity.

I applaud the familial spirit and all...but we gave you measurements for this particular group of performers back in MARCH.  They've been rehearsing since the last week of April.  In all that time, you couldn't find a couple of nights to come up and get this stuff straightened out BEFORE dress rehearsals?  (And our other show isn't in much better shape in that regard...)

While we're at it...Mr. Artistic Director--SHE DOES THIS CRAP EVERY SINGLE YEAR.  Not to this extent, but there hasn't been one year that she's designed for us where we've had all the costumes PRESENT the first night of dress rehearsals, much less completed.  I realize you two are friends and all...but get a backbone and tell her if she can't keep up with the demands of the job, we'll find someone else who can.  It's not like there's a shortage of costume designers around here...I know you like her design and all, but this kind of stuff is creating a crisis of confidence for the performers.  They're supposed to spend next week getting used to ALL the show elements, not spend the first half of next week getting a show element (costumes) figured out.  Not to mention the half-appled image it creates for the department as a whole when performers ask me a costume question and the only honest answer I can give them is, "I've got NO idea...you've heard as much about that costume as I have."
arshes_luna
 member, 54 posts
Sat 18 May 2013
at 01:57
Rent.
I just have to wonder how close I am to homeless right now.  If it weren't for friends... and I AM grateful for them, and I love them... If it weren't for them.

That is all.
facemaker329
 member, 5517 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Sun 19 May 2013
at 04:21
Craziness revisited...
Again, with the Costume Desiger...

Tonight, I missed seeing my friend's final performance in 'Jeckyll and Hyde' at one of the regional theaters...because the designer decided that today was a good day to come try and do the job she should have done a week and a half ago.  I spent seven hours helping her haul stuff out of costume storage, answering questions about who was doing what part in the show because she forgot to bring her notes, opening the door to the building for her kids because she couldn't find a babysitter or someone else to play on the park with them...

I did get a chance to work on a project of my own...but because of the interruptions with her and the kids, it took me seven hours to do four hours worth of work.

I LOVE IT when my plans get screwed because someone else was too 'busy' to do their job when it was supposed to be done.  My one consolation on the day?  At least when we get to dress rehearsal on Monday, there will actually be outfits for all the performers to put on.  We'll have no idea if they'll fit or not, because she was 'too busy' to show up on the night they arranged to have the band and the singers together at the same time SPECIFICALLY so she could do costume fittings.  But they'll have costumes.  (And we'll have two days' worth of notes to take care of after they all get fitted into the costumes, I'm sure...)
gillisle02
 member, 248 posts
 Occassionally a little
 randomness can be fun
Tue 21 May 2013
at 00:34
Tornadoes and Spiders
So I am freaked by spiders, I know, stereotypical for a girl, but they are hotbeds of germs and bite for no reason, and do creepy things as well as just look.....ahhhh.

My SO comes over one day and tells me there was a brown recluse in my kitchen, ever since that day I have been freaking out, not even stopping at nightmares.

So then today I see the thing, I call my SO in a panic, coincidentally start having a panic attack.  Manage to come down from the panic attack, thankfully.  Come down only to hear my phone alert go off for a tornado in the area, I live in a cheap crap appartment on the first floor of a basement free building, with little insulation and lots of windows.  And thus the panic attack resumes....

I am left freaking out....again....
PushBarToOpen
 member, 789 posts
Tue 21 May 2013
at 11:14
Re: Tornadoes and Spiders
So my girlfriend leaves me then two days later its anounced that my busness is cutting 25% of all jobs. how can this get worse. I know by being in one of the departments that will be the most hit by the cuts even though its the only department that actually is nessicary to the company.

I mean in an engineering Company why do you want to get rid of the small engineering department.
habsin4
 member, 620 posts
 Putting old paper in new
 boxes since 2005
Wed 22 May 2013
at 14:21
Everything and everyone is against me
Petty dictators who abuse process to bully people.

Daycares in DC who close twice a month for "staff development" days and screw the working parents who have to find ways to take off.
Brianna
 member, 1677 posts
Wed 22 May 2013
at 18:37
Re: Everything and everyone is against me
Then there's petty idiots who don't even bother with due process, but manage to get others to at least let them run, if not back them up.  *sigh*
adrasteia1
 member, 1325 posts
 Even a small star
 shines in the darkness
Wed 22 May 2013
at 23:55
So very tired
Returning to full-time study and getting everything else done that I need to is seriously kicking my butt right now. I'm discovering new (or at least forgotten) levels of exhausted.

That said, everything IS actually working out well.
Mustard Tiger
 member, 460 posts
Thu 23 May 2013
at 00:11
Re: So very tired
I normally try not to road-rage too much whenever there is lots of traffic, especially in the city. Especially since congestion can be caused by accidents or breakdowns.

But today I waited patiently in traffic for over an hour and a half, to travel roughly a mile. I expecting an accident, or a poor soul with a flat tire or a busted engine. But no. It was just idiots. That was all. Idiots. Idiot drivers, idiot planners and idiot civil engineers.
Dottie_V
 member, 59 posts
 The fifth in a series of
 odd things you saw today.
Thu 23 May 2013
at 05:25
Re: So very tired
Self-important people give me headaches.
Mustard Tiger
 member, 462 posts
Fri 24 May 2013
at 01:47
Re: So very tired
The one person in literally the entire world who can fix this software issue I'm having isn't answering his phone or his emails. And yet I've confirmed with his coworkers that he is in fact in the office.

Thanks to his lack of response, I now have a total of a 4 hour commute each day. Thanks.

This message was last edited by the user at 01:47, Fri 24 May 2013.

DreamQuestin
 member, 161 posts
Fri 24 May 2013
at 02:03
Re: So very tired
Thanks to city street upgrades, the drive home was much longer than usual.  Normally I wouldn't care an iota (Good stereo in my car and music solves everything) but some blooming idiot was in such a hurry he rocketed through his red light right in front of me.  I hit the brakes so hard on instinct that I stopped easily before hitting him but now my knee is sore :(.  Hope the heating pad helps...
The_Blob
 member, 179 posts
Fri 24 May 2013
at 19:19
Re: So very tired
I am so SICK of 'gamers' that only will play a system if it is 'free' for DL and/or asking where to find it constantly... you cheap-apple fruits get a G-D JOB! Spend some of your G-D MONEY! Support the hobby you supposedly 'love so much' but are more than willing to STEAL from the creators of said games. YOU MAKE ME SICK! For the cost of ONE P.O.S. console game that probably will only take 12-15 hours to complete, you can buy the core rule books to just about any game system, which will provide so much more entertainment value for the money!
cero1
 member, 430 posts
Fri 24 May 2013
at 19:21
Re: So very tired
I wanted to vent about something, but I forgot, so I'm venting that I forgot what annoyed me, which is annoying me! >_<
flakk
 member, 467 posts
 Dark Heresy!
 Warhammer Fantasy RPG (2)
Fri 24 May 2013
at 19:37
Leak
It has been raining since last Saturday and it seems that the leaky door I had fixed was only "fixed".
Gremlin
 member, 102 posts
Tue 28 May 2013
at 03:14
Re: Leak
My gf set fire to the kitchen cooking something while she was in a god damn bubble bath. Only the dog going nuts so much so that she came downstairs to see what the fuss was about saved my house from burning to the ground.

Please, someone remind me why I work every freaking hour there is when she sits on her ass and trashes my pad?
Sallyann
 member, 1524 posts
 go away and don't come
 back til a tree hugs you
Tue 28 May 2013
at 13:59
Re: Leak
my daughter's birthday present?  a lady runs over her foot.     At least she didn;t get hurt further.


corrected to add a negative.

This message was last edited by the user at 19:41, Tue 28 May 2013.

Bigun Eagle
 member, 67 posts
Tue 28 May 2013
at 19:21
Re: All Dogs...
Not really a vent per se, but sad enough anyway...

The dog that I've had for almost 15 years, almost two thirds of my life, died today.
facemaker329
 member, 5529 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Wed 29 May 2013
at 08:23
Re: All Dogs...
Can't sleep tonight.  Thinking about all the projects I'm juggling at the moment...and how I've missed deadlines already on at least two of them because I'm so focused on a couple of the others.  I never used to have that problem...in fact, it used to be a point of pride for me that I could keep tabs on five or six projects and keep the ball rolling forward on all of them.

Granted, it's not all my fault.  I'm highly distracted by the same costume designer I mentioned earlier...who has apparently advanced all the way to the notion that 'first dress rehearsal' is code, in her world, for 'time for an actual costume fitting'.  And we STILL don't have all the costumes yet (she says she's waiting on them to be shipped in, but she's had the measurements for this cast since the first week of March...I think that's plenty of time to custom order dresses and get them shipped to you...)  Last week was a success, thanks largely to my awesome crew, but because of Memorial Day, we had one day less this week for dress rehearsals...in a show with far more costumes and multiple costumes per performer.  At least she's been doing a good job of ordering/buying stuff that actually fits, rather than just buying whatever looked good to her despite the fact that the only size that was available was XL and our girls were all M or S...but we're now down to TWO DAYS before the preview performance, and we have yet to have people even run numbers in their costumes (because we still don't have a lot of them, including many of the guys' costumes...)

Add that to the festival costumes I need to have built by this weekend, the facial hair I need to have bought and shipped for this weekend, the freelance article I was supposed to have written this past weekend, the video project that I'm supposed to be helping with that I haven't had a chance to do anything on for about a month, now...(yeah, I realize the irony of griping about having too many projects and not being able to figure out time for them, while being online, rather than working on any of the projects...I can't focus, mentally, which is why I'm venting.  Trying to purge all those stray thoughts that keep getting caught in the spinning gears in my head...) and the production of Robin Hood whose props I forgot about while making this list.  And I only JUST barely remembered the game on here I'm supposed to be running...(at least I've been in touch with my players about my lack of activity...)

If I can just stay on top of things for a few more days...*crosses fingers*

But if you hear me talking about taking on another new project any time in the next month or so, smack me.  Hard.
Pyrate
 member, 249 posts
 Supercalifragialistic
 expialidocious.
Wed 29 May 2013
at 08:28
Re: All Dogs...
Finally heard from a proofreader for my assignment.
Four contacted and only one replied. He waited until the day before I have to hand in to tell me I ought to rearrange everything and streamline/increase flow.
That is one week of anxiety I could have spend being productive.

At least I know I will sleep well tomorrow. :/
auraxiannc
 member, 16 posts
Wed 29 May 2013
at 22:33
Re: All Dogs...

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Pyrate
 member, 254 posts
 Supercalifragialistic
 expialidocious.
Thu 30 May 2013
at 06:34
Technical challenges
I have a deadline to Lunch today to hand in my exam-paper.

Why-Oh-Why is it that the corrections I made last night aren't present when I wake and when I start to redo them the program shuts itself down spontaneously?

I do not like this.
Not one bit.

Edit: I love my nerd friends. ^_^
Managed to recreate the corrections and submit with minutes to spare.
Thanks for caring all.

This message was last edited by the user at 17:16, Thu 30 May 2013.

patamon3
 member, 63 posts
 RPG Rocks!!!!!
 Out of all Randomness!!!!
Thu 30 May 2013
at 23:16
Re: Technical challenges
Origami is a Pineapple project to do for a geometry class.
Sallyann
 member, 1525 posts
 go away and don't come
 back til a tree hugs you
Fri 31 May 2013
at 15:01
Re: Technical challenges
I hate the 500 hall computer.  It shuts down in the middle of charting and ate my last incident report 3 times.  I hate the corner computer because it has stealth ancient rosters on it.  I hate the 300 hall computer cause K insists on putting her preferred rosters on the desktop rather than in the shared web.  I was ok with the 200 hall computer until it ate the assessment.

Work needs new computers.

And I think I need to check a pineapple math project grade.
Robotron
 member, 21 posts
Fri 31 May 2013
at 16:30
Re: Leak

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was off-topic, at 16:36, Fri 31 May 2013.

ginny
 member, 101 posts
Fri 31 May 2013
at 16:40
Re: Leak
Seriously?  If you want to talk to the guy next to you at the library, great.  Take the earbuds out of your head and turn down the volume so you're not yelling and disturbing the rest of us.  :P
Dottie_V
 member, 62 posts
 The fifth in a series of
 odd things you saw today.
Sat 1 Jun 2013
at 17:58
Re: Leak
RP burnout. I'm having a hard time keeping stories straight in my head. @_@
Dottie_V
 member, 63 posts
 The fifth in a series of
 odd things you saw today.
Sun 2 Jun 2013
at 22:26
Re: Leak
To the man who called my friend gay for knitting:

I didnít know that a personís ability to create fabric with two sticks and one giant apple tart piece of string indicated anything about their sexuality. If anything that shows an intelligence YOU only wish you could have.

Like fritter, what are you going to do one day when the actual zombie apocalypse comes along and you need a fritter-ing fishing net to catch food and EAT so you donít get eaten and all you have is a loooong piece of string and two sticks? ďStrudel! Iím going to starve because I DONíT KNOW HOW TO CAST ON AND WHAT THE KIWI TUNROVER IS A PURL AND KNIT STITCH?!?!1Ē

And even if he were gay, there's NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT.

Ya fruit roll-up.

/rant
st_nougat
 member, 195 posts
Mon 3 Jun 2013
at 16:59
Re: Leak
Not really a rant but...

I mentioned H.P. Lovecraft at work today and all of my coworkers said, "Who?"

Even though I find this to be sad, I don't really know why.  I personally don't even like to read his stories (though admittedly I do like the content, just not dragging myself through the actual reading of them).
Silverlock
 member, 57 posts
Tue 4 Jun 2013
at 02:39
Re: Goodbye Holiday....
Yep, another major appliance has decided to give trouble; this means we'll be likely losing our rather mild holiday.  I'm already doomed into fixing the shed, fixing the fence and chopping up the garden, and did I mention my back has gone out ?  Perfect timing, as usual.  Oh, and the retirement age has just been raised at my workplace, so I'll be dying in the traces now.  At least I won't have the bother of deciding to buy cat food for my dinner or seeing what I can find in the bins to eat during retirement.  Oh, and did I mention the other cut in my pay ?   Not the cut LAST month, the one THIS month.  If this keeps up I'll be paying my five bosses just to walk through the door.
adrasteia1
 member, 1339 posts
 Even a small star
 shines in the darkness
Tue 4 Jun 2013
at 07:05
Re: Goodbye Holiday....
Feeling kinda sad. :(

But I've got to go to class now.
Pyrate
 member, 259 posts
 Supercalifragialistic
 expialidocious.
Tue 4 Jun 2013
at 08:58
Re: Goodbye Holiday....
They're passing the new Freedom of information act today.
With a lot less Freedom...
:/
Jarodemo
 member, 313 posts
Wed 5 Jun 2013
at 14:03
Re: Leak

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was off-topic, at 14:08, Wed 05 June 2013.

st_nougat
 member, 201 posts
Wed 5 Jun 2013
at 19:37
Re: Leak
Why is it that on days when work is slow and I can waste a lot of time all of my games are quiet?
facemaker329
 member, 5554 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Wed 5 Jun 2013
at 19:49
Re: Thanks for sticking me with your job...
So...our shows are open.  Our costume designer still doesn't have all the costumes done.  We are waiting on at least two sets of outfits for one show, plus she hasn't put together everything for our swings (understudies, except they cover ALL the parts in the show, not just one role), in both shows.  In fact, in our evening show, one of the girls doesn't even have a costume for one of the sets they perform...and she's supposed to be performing this weekend.

I'd just toss my hands in the air and say, "Sorry...that's not my job.  Nowhere in my job title is the word 'Designer' included," but I suffer from an irrepressible 'the show must go on' work ethic, so I'm going to spend the next couple of days figuring something out, regardless of whether or not it's what the director or designer would have chosen.  Knowing the designer, she'll show up Saturday afternoon with everything she wants to use, and want to do a costume fitting while the band is setting up on stage...when I'll be busy helping the band and won't have time to do alterations.

AND, just to make my week that much better, I found out that the producer of the show I designed props for earlier this year still hasn't paid the company we rented all the weapons from.  I would normally dismiss it as a bad business decision on their part (and goodness knows, they've made a LOT of those), but it's MY NAME on the rental contract.  I realize you feel like you need to pay all the local talent, but finish paying the bills on the last show before you start paying people for the next one.  As it is, you're making one local artist (me) incredibly reluctant to do anything for you, ever again, which is sad, because I've been helping those guys put shows up since they started.  But being left to flap in the breeze and hope the rental company doesn't sue ME because YOU didn't pay the bill for your show is not a good way to inspire continuing loyalty.  You can only play the 'help me out, old friend' card so many times, and you've done it A LOT.  So far, it's just a reminder invoice, not nastygrams or collections notices or anything like that...but it's been three months since we sent these guys their stuff.  THEY DESERVE TO BE PAID, TOO.  At the very least, contact them and tell them that you, as producer, are responsible for the bill and further communication should be with you, and get me out of the loop.
facemaker329
 member, 5565 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Thu 6 Jun 2013
at 23:33
Re: REALLY...?!!!
Okay...I had to let this out somewhere and this is the one place where I'm relatively certain it won't come back to haunt me somehow, but...

Just saw a friend's post on Facebook.  She's starting a new business and is looking for a videographer to help her put some stuff together...and, as she put it, the pay is 'exposure and credit on the project.'  Now, that, in and of itself, should be enough to get me started, because that isn't 'payment'...that's something any camera operator gets with ANY project they work on that actually gets shown somewhere, including the ones where they get paid with real money.

No, what really made me sit back and say, "You've got to be strudeling me!" is the fact that this woman used to head up a performance troupe, and has taught dance classes, and has worked as a freelance performer, and is one of the multitude of friends I have who has posted about the outrage of people expecting an artist (performer, designer, photographer, painter, sculptor, etc) to do what they do for little or no actual pay, and instead offering good word-of-mouth advertising or something like that.  Seriously, lady...?  You think just because these people can afford camera equipment worth a few thousand dollars that they somehow don't need cash to pay rent (or a house payment), utilities, or buy groceries?  If anything, many of them need the cash even MORE, because they're trying to pay off the tools of their trade (in much the same way you posted about still trying to pay off dance classes you'd taken...)

I could excuse that request from a lot of people that I know...but after all the fuss you've made about how you hate the fact that people don't pay you for performances, you've got the gall to turn around and ask someone else to do a job for you for NOTHING?  I mean, offer them a steak dinner or something...a massage, a dance lesson, a performance at their next party...SOMETHING of some kind of value that they can't get from every other job that people are trying to foist on them.  This is why I don't do makeup for you anymore...and I'm incredibly thankful that I never got talked into seriously doing costumes for you, because I can only imagine the kind of farce that would have turned into, come time for me to present an invoice...

This message was last edited by the user at 00:00, Fri 07 June 2013.

Pyrate
 member, 263 posts
 Supercalifragialistic
 expialidocious.
Sun 9 Jun 2013
at 10:07
Losing faith here
How come people who want to modernise society almost always are interested in getting free access to your economy rather than providing the service they claim they provide?

New standards for my bank and mandatory implementation of the travelcard.
I am not a fan.
adrasteia1
 member, 1343 posts
 Even a small star
 shines in the darkness
Sun 9 Jun 2013
at 11:40
Re: Losing faith here
I've reached the conclusion that yeah, I've taken on too much. I'm a full-time student again, I've got unpaid projects left, right and centre, and games across 3 sites. My inspiration is running pretty low, and to say I'm disillusioned with certain things right now is an understatement. Something's got to give.

I started up a game not that long ago (a matter of months) and I've been a fairly shite GM in this instance. Normally I'm pretty good and have games running long term, but I recently ended one game because it went off track and the inspiration had faded. What can you do? Sometimes change is needed for the inspiration to return. Sometimes you reach a point where you know you have too many games and things to keep up with and do any kind of justice to all of them.

I'm going to pare down my games, which is to say, leave a number of them. It isn't necessarily lack of time, because if I dove headlong into posting with my spare time I'd likely keep up with everything, but you can't do that all the time. You need quiet time, time for things at home, time to consider things and let ideas develop to fruition. I just don't have that right now and I hate keeping people waiting almost as much as they undoubtedly hate waiting on me.

Some elements of life have me a little on the depressed side as well, so I know that isn't helping things. It's just difficult to keep so many things going at one time.
The_Blob
 member, 218 posts
Tue 11 Jun 2013
at 13:56
Re: Losing faith here
McDonald's new 1/4 pound burgers, basically less meat than the 1/3 pound burgers AT THE SAME PRICE!!!

the part that pineapples me off is their 'explanation'... "due to the recession we (McDonald's Corp.) felt that the 1/3 pound burgers were too expensive (correct) for most consumers, so we are introducing a cheaper (by $0.10) alternative.

oh pull the other leg, it plays Jingle Bells!
Space27
 member, 45 posts
Wed 12 Jun 2013
at 21:59
Re: Losing faith here
Seven words you can't say online: strawberry, pineapple, fudge, crumpet, cocanutsucker, mangofudger and twinkies. I'm on a diet!
facemaker329
 member, 5638 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Fri 21 Jun 2013
at 17:52
Well, thank you very much for that...
This one could come back around to being posted in the anti-vent section, but for now...

Our costume designer has apparently decided that she's done.  Whether that means 'for the season' or 'for good', I don't know yet...but the timing of this revelation sucks just a bit.  Upper management decided they want to change a couple of the numbers in one of our shows (one choice I agree with, one choice I think is kinda ridiculous, although I won't mind seeing that particular costume go away...)

So, we have two new numbers in the show.  And the costumes for the numbers they're replacing do NOT work.  The numbers are supposed to start being performed next Tuesday.  Got a text message from our artistic director a couple of days ago telling me when the whole cast would be rehearsing and offering to let me have some time at the end of rehearsal for costume fittings...to which I had to respond, "I still have no idea what we're doing for costumes for that number...have yet to hear anything from the designer."  (I've had to say that a distressing number of times this year).

So, yesterday (one of my rare days off), I get a call from my assistant, informing me that the director informed her that our designer has 'checked out', and it's up to us to costume the new numbers.  Luckily, we'd already started discussing some contingencies, so we're not caught completely flat-footed by this announcement, but...

REALLY?!!  You're done, huh?  You never finished the job you were originally hired for, you know...I had to put together one outfit that we never got from you, and I've had to replace or modify a couple of others because they just didn't look right on stage.  I realize you wanted to have everyone have a kind of distinctive look to them...but when you've got the entire band up there dressed like a pop/rock band, but you have the back-up guitarist dressed like a beach-comber?  He REALLY stands out (and looks ridiculous).  Thank you oh-so-much for dumping your lack of forethought in my lap.  While we're at it, when are we going to get those outfits that you promised were on order for the numbers that we're no longer doing?

Maybe...just maybe...this will finally be enough for the director to stop calling you each year to do the design and turn to someone else.  Someone who will actually, you know, DESIGN the show, rather than blowing the budget on a bunch of stuff and then playing dress-up with the cast members...
Silverlock
 member, 60 posts
Fri 21 Jun 2013
at 21:14
Re: Appliances....and their foibles
Yep, the fridge had gone; at least the freezer part, and it's farewell to holiday as well now, as the repairs to the shed and garage door are making that less possible.  As was the tiny pay rise we were scheduled to get as our union rep - you know, the one who's supposed to be HELPING the poor idiots who PAY HIS SALARY....decided that the wording of the contract we voted on meant that we didn't get a rise - so when I get pay cut number three next week and number four the next month - I'll be making the same salary as when I started eight years ago.  Oh, and the fees on the toll roads have increased 225% since then.  As if petrol, food and other expenses didn't go up as well.  I'll be applying for assistance soon or buying cat food for meat.....   But I shan't need to worry about retirement as the minimum age has increased again and I'll simply drop dead at work one day.
st_nougat
 member, 215 posts
Thu 27 Jun 2013
at 12:34
Re: Appliances....and their foibles
"Prolly"

this is probably supposed to be probably and every time I see it I probably feel like throttling the person who wrote it.
ashberg
 member, 432 posts
 Beware the Groove.
 Groooooove.
Fri 28 Jun 2013
at 00:14
Re: Appliances....and their foibles
My new boss starts the day before I take 2 weeks leave.

Chances are he is going to make some major decisions about the future of the CMS and eCommerce platforms we use in the organisation.

Chances are my 18 months of experience won't contribute to this decision.

I hope he doesn't fruit things up.
Pyrate
 member, 277 posts
 Supercalifragialistic
 expialidocious.
Fri 28 Jun 2013
at 18:18
Re: Appliances....and their foibles
Right. Fruit it!
This exam keeps being swung back in my face with a huge "FAILED" label on it.
Already had to seek dispensation to redo it and they keep failing it.
Last exam before I can write the master thesis and I can't get it passed no matter what I do.
Councillor said I worried too much last time I spoke with her and yet I flunk.
This single exam has already delayed my graduation with a year.
It really feels like a nightmare that will not end.

I'm tired of being poor and setting my entire life on standby for University that can't even give me a clear answer on what they want. Tired of postponing my plans to move abroad.
Tired of feeling insecure and having my future determined a few artificially constructed moments designed to make me trip myself.

This message was last edited by the user at 18:27, Fri 28 June 2013.

rogar308
 member, 432 posts
Fri 28 Jun 2013
at 18:40
Re: Exams

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was off-topic, at 18:52, Fri 28 June 2013.

rogar308
 member, 433 posts
Fri 28 Jun 2013
at 19:12
Re: Moderated

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was against the forum rules, at 22:29, Fri 28 June 2013.

Sallyann
 member, 1526 posts
 go away and don't come
 back til a tree hugs you
Fri 28 Jun 2013
at 20:04
Re: Moderated
I hate the end of the month at work.  It would be ok if the 3rd nurse of the night shift trio would do his fair shaire of the bleeding paperworkm but he won't.  So I'll end up doing half of her side and all of his side, since while we are all full time, I'm the one who swings back and forth between the halls.  I prefer doing that to always being on one side, but give me a break.  at least for the next 3 months after this, I will have the last night of the month off and he can deal with his side only half done.
Dottie_V
 member, 67 posts
 The fifth in a series of
 odd things you saw today.
Sat 29 Jun 2013
at 02:52
Re: Moderated
Yeah, you're still responsible for what you say and what you do, no matter your emotional state.

Excluding other players because you want to be the shining detective isn't okay, even less so when I have to deal with the drama and have to do damage control because you keep swallowing your foot every time you speak.
Silverlock
 member, 61 posts
Sat 29 Jun 2013
at 11:22
Re: Pain
Injured at work - not a surprise, as it was only a matter of time before they tried to kill off the oldster. (No one has EVER retired from the job I do - they die, they quit, they are fired, or they move up to a desk job). Now I even less money -- though the commute is gone. Contacting the union on Monday to tell them I will need legal representation to keep my job - oh, wait, they cut that benefit.  Pain won't stop and now the sulky weather making me feel worse still.  I am thinking I'm disabled and it is NOT a good thing to be.
Pyrate
 member, 278 posts
 Supercalifragialistic
 expialidocious.
Sat 29 Jun 2013
at 19:59
Escaping the apathy...
Setting up a life I don't want to escape from is proving a lot more difficult than anticipated. :(
I was hoping I could be serving chease with the whine by now...
DivineSingularity
 member, 8 posts
Sun 30 Jun 2013
at 06:36
Re: Escaping the apathy...
Hearing "I don't think this is going to work, I want kids."

Sorry,  but,  I'm pretty sure you knew when we got into this that I'm not capable of having kids.  Come up with a decent excuse please.  Also, thanks for ruining the party.
Dottie_V
 member, 69 posts
 The fifth in a series of
 odd things you saw today.
Sun 30 Jun 2013
at 20:52
Re: Escaping the apathy...
MYST! WHY WON'T YOU RUN ON MY COMPUTER PROPERLY?
Starchaser
 member, 212 posts
Mon 1 Jul 2013
at 01:40
Re: Escaping the apathy...
Feeling far too retrospective for my own good tonight!
facemaker329
 member, 5680 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Mon 1 Jul 2013
at 01:45
Re: Escaping the apathy...
Broke my favorite router bit (carpentry tool, not computer hardware) on the last piece of stuff I needed it for.  Gonna have to take some extra precautions with that particular item, because the part that broke off controlled how deep the bit went into the wood...so there's now a lovely sharp edge down the middle of a section of it that I was trying to round off.

This show's gonna kill me, I swear....
PsychoJester
 member, 115 posts
 Why so serious?
Mon 1 Jul 2013
at 06:45
Re: Escaping the apathy...
It drives me crazy that I'm on every day and spend most of my time here waiting for replies. :(
bobbofeet
 member, 92 posts
Mon 1 Jul 2013
at 17:36
Re: Escaping the apathy...

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Pyrate
 member, 282 posts
 Supercalifragialistic
 expialidocious.
Tue 2 Jul 2013
at 10:48
Kafka has not lived in vain.
So I get my grading on Friday.
I had failed again. It was an exam I already seeked dispensation for last semester and has taken about as long as the rest of my master studies. I have fourteen days to register a complaint about the grading and naturally the supervisor is not replying her emails so I can get an explanation as to why they flunk me and the studentcouncillor who would otherwise be assisting in writing complaints has gone on holiday already.

They certainly know how to cover their apples.
Now I have to spend my vacation coming up with reasons as to why they should allow me one final go at the same exam and delay my graduation with another half a year or if I should change major and accept that I can be twelve to eighteen months delayed.
st_nougat
 member, 218 posts
Wed 3 Jul 2013
at 21:22
Re: Kafka has not lived in vain.
I have a new monitor at work

now I cant seem to get it set up in a way I like.
Evil Empryss
 member, 587 posts
 I feel your pain
 It makes me giggle
Fri 5 Jul 2013
at 04:07
Re: Kafka has not lived in vain.
I hate holidays.  No one else ever has time to game on holidays.  :-(
st_nougat
 member, 220 posts
Fri 5 Jul 2013
at 12:32
Re: Kafka has not lived in vain.

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was off-topic, at 19:35, Mon 08 July 2013.

DivineSingularity
 member, 16 posts
Mon 8 Jul 2013
at 19:27
Re: Kafka has not lived in vain.
Just having one of those mildly emotional days,  sorry if it bothers anyone I play with.
Dottie_V
 member, 72 posts
 The fifth in a series of
 odd things you saw today.
Mon 8 Jul 2013
at 19:56
Re: Kafka has not lived in vain.
Packing is always a nightmare with my sister... YOU DON'T NEED FOUR DIFFERENT PAIRS OF SHOES!
Pyrate
 member, 288 posts
 Supercalifragialistic
 expialidocious.
Mon 8 Jul 2013
at 21:14
Re: Kafka has not lived in vain.
Have to deal with a lot of drama tonight.
Honestly I thought I was done with this when I turned 25.
Amyante
 member, 167 posts
Mon 8 Jul 2013
at 22:24
Re: Kafka has not lived in vain.

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was against the forum rules, at 22:54, Mon 08 July 2013.

Sallyann
 member, 1527 posts
 go away and don't come
 back til a tree hugs you
Mon 8 Jul 2013
at 23:28
Re: Kafka has not lived in vain.
sent two  kids off to camp on Sun,  Mon morn get up and see the little sacks of things they forgot.  he's got one pair of socks for a week.  At least the girlscout camp has extra soap.
Andrew Wilson
 member, 259 posts
 Scary? My mask is to keep
 your viscera off my face
Mon 8 Jul 2013
at 23:40
why try
Finally launch a campaign I had been working on for 2 months.

1 player ruins the mood for everyone else. Noone wants to come over and give it another shot.
Dottie_V
 member, 73 posts
 The fifth in a series of
 odd things you saw today.
Fri 12 Jul 2013
at 05:25
Re: why try
Dx I was supposed to pack for only two people max, I end up packing for FIVE instead. -____- Disorganized people drive me mad.
pitademon
 member, 696 posts
 hi all
Fri 12 Jul 2013
at 06:13
Of course this would happen...
going on vacation in 3 days.  So what happens?  I get a pain in my upper molar.  so bad I cannot chew right.  So make an emergency appt with my dentists office.  Well get met with my dentist no longer works there...he retired.  Well ain't that fruitin' great.  okay make appt with the new guy there.  he goes through the motions then says the 2 magic words.....'Root Canal'.  about screamed.  Well he sends me to another dentists office that specializes in root canals and dental implants, even jaw reconstructions.  okay.  so go there more x-rays blah blah blah.  He tells me the tooth with the problem has a crown on it.  to do the root canal he has to drill through the crown and then tooth.  I explain I am leaving on vacation.  Okay he put a temp white fill in after the root canal is done.  so hope it lasts for my vacation.  made arrangements for my crown to be remade and seated when I get back.  so right now the septacaine is wearing off...the other thing I found out is that Novacaine no longer works on me.  please let this vacation start spending too much prepping for it.
facemaker329
 member, 5711 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Tue 16 Jul 2013
at 07:30
Twisting in the wind...
Got a bill in the mail today...from a props rental company, for a show I did back in March...which the producer was supposed to have paid off a couple of months ago.  Since I'm the one person the rental company has an address for, they keep sending me bills (this is the third one).

Finally sent the producer an email (with a CC to the rental company), stating that I'd received yet another bill from the company, but since I am NOT part of the theater company, and was only a contractor to them, and THEY rented the guns, not me, would he PLEASE contact the company and make arrangements for some kind of payment plan, because my contract with his company expired months ago (when the show wrapped up, as a matter of fact, back in mid-March.)

Not only that, but our costume designer, who still hasn't finished the costume design for the shows we opened a month and a half ago, was supposed to show up with the rest of the costumes and her expense report today, early enough that we could try everything on people and put the new costumes into the show tonight.  She finally showed up halfway through the first of three performances tonight...with a BUNCH of costumes and a hare-brained plan to have the performers 'style themselves' by mixing and matching the elements of three or four different outfits.  Basically, I think she decided that she no longer cared about whether or not the costumes she designed were 'good enough' for the owners, and just threw money at the problem and passed the buck by telling the performers to put their own looks together.

But guess who's most likely to wind up having to shovel all the bovine excrement that will be the fallout from all of this?

Thanks a lot...
Evil Empryss
 member, 592 posts
 I feel your pain
 It makes me giggle
Wed 17 Jul 2013
at 00:48
Re: Twisting in the wind...
Public Service Announcement:

When one sees a mess of hornets around a pile of lumber, one should suspect that there may be a nest of them in the pile and not blindly start pulling boards out with one's bare hands.

The hornets don't like that, and express their annoyance by stinging.  Repeatedly.  And chase you even when you run away as fast as you can.  It makes it very hard to type when one's hands are swollen from the stings.

Of course, going back armed with two cans of industrial strength bug killer and dousing every one of them with atomized poison can be very gratifying.
PsychoJester
 member, 151 posts
Wed 17 Jul 2013
at 00:54
Re: why try

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was moot, at 05:48, Wed 17 July 2013.

cero1
 member, 531 posts
Wed 17 Jul 2013
at 01:10
Re: why try
*hates when cat spot-on does not seem to register in July at 28 degrees heat... Thank fudge I have spray for the carpets at least...*

>_<
PsychoJester
 member, 153 posts
Wed 17 Jul 2013
at 01:12
Re: why try

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was moot, at 05:49, Wed 17 July 2013.

cero1
 member, 532 posts
Wed 17 Jul 2013
at 01:27
Re: why try

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was moot, at 05:50, Wed 17 July 2013.

DivineSingularity
 member, 18 posts
Wed 17 Jul 2013
at 04:04
Re: why try
You ever make a character and than realize that they're positively useless in the game?
Jordan Task
 member, 4945 posts
Wed 17 Jul 2013
at 04:46
Re: Twisting in the wind...

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was moot, at 05:51, Wed 17 July 2013.

Evil Empryss
 member, 596 posts
 I feel your pain
 It makes me giggle
Wed 17 Jul 2013
at 05:39
Re: Twisting in the wind...
When selling something on Craigslist, receiving emails saying nothing except "What's the least you'll take?"

Look, apple fritter, I list all of my stuff priced to sell quick because I don't want to be bothered to drag it to the local charity for a donation (not at the price of gas lately). I'm not looking to make tons of cash off the stuff; I know it's used, and I accurately describe the condition. The $120 stereo that is literally three months old and been used twice is listed for $20 and I'm not going to go any lower.  Stop asking.  If you're too cheap to pay $20 for an iPod-charging stereo/CD player with two wireless speakers and a subwoofer... I don't know what else you should do, but stop bugging me.

And that's not the way negotiations work!  Learn to dicker correctly!

You say "Twenty bucks, huh? I'm just a poor schmo working two part time jobs and living in my mom's basement and I can't afford twenty bucks but I really like listening to my jams.  Will you take ten?"

Then I say "Ten bucks?!?  For this sweet sound system?  You're out of your mind.  But you look like a nice - albeit mentally defective - kid.  How 'bout I take pity on you and come down to $18?"

And then we go back and forth until either we reach an agreement or you realize you're too cheap and I won't give you my stuff for free and you go home.  Asking me what my lowest price is is just uncouth.

This message was last edited by a moderator, as it was against the forum rules, at 05:54, Wed 17 July 2013.

Jordan Task
 member, 4946 posts
Wed 17 Jul 2013
at 05:49
Re: Twisting in the wind...

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The_Blob
 member, 260 posts
Wed 17 Jul 2013
at 13:37
Re: Twisting in the wind...
Dear Kim Kardashian,

Your DAD got O.J. Simpson Acquitted!

so shut it
rogar308
 member, 468 posts
Wed 17 Jul 2013
at 13:38
Re: Launching peas into the ether

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was off-topic, at 13:42, Wed 17 July 2013.

DivineSingularity
 member, 19 posts
Wed 17 Jul 2013
at 17:21
Re: Launching peas into the ether
I think I pissed someone off who's company I enjoyed...

It's not a good feeling,  I just am kind of sat here wishing that I could try to make it better, but, I'm not even sure how I screwed up.  I've been mulling it in my head for days,  but, I can't seem to come up with anything at all.  I'm upset, frustrated and I can't stop wondering and looking back.  I just wish I could make it better.
facemaker329
 member, 5721 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Thu 18 Jul 2013
at 10:13
Re: Launching peas into the ether
Oh, you're killin' me, lady...

Got a new assignment at work.  I think I'd rather be building drum risers...no, strike that.  I KNOW I'd rather be building drum risers...

Our costume designer FINALLY (a month late) turned in her expense report.  Now, before the season started, our production manager spelled out to her, in VERY painstakingly simple and direct terms, what he needed from her when the report came in, so we could go through and verify that we had actually received all the stuff that she was claiming to have purchased for us (we haven't always had to do that, but he's noticed that the photos that she shoots have an amazing number of items in them that are JUST LIKE what she bought for us...and last year, he decided to go through and itemize all the stuff from the receipts, to verify what it all was...and wound up with a bunch of question-marks, like why do we have receipts for stuff we never got, and why do we have stuff from you with no receipts?)

Well, as she's apparently inclined to do, she utterly ignored all of it.  So, I have a couple of reports from here, with piles of receipts, that I have to make heads-and-tails of.  That wouldn't be so bad, but some of these receipts are little more than the credit-card slip stapled to a business card...so I have lovely little riddles to figure out like, which hats (many of which we ended up not even using) did she get from THIS store, with the generic $200 receipt for hats, and which ones came from THAT store, with the equally generic $75 receipt?  It gets worse, too...$140 for jewelry.  One out of about seven receipts that are just...jewelry.  No description of WHICH jewelry...not even whether it's bracelets or necklaces or earrings...

The most frustrating thing?  WE HAVE SOMEONE ON STAFF WHO WAS DESIGNATED SPECIFICALLY TO HELP HER KEEP TRACK OF ALL THIS GARBAGE.  The only thing she had to do was give this person a heads up of which items went with which receipts (technically, she was supposed to GIVE this person each receipt as she got it, even if it was just a copy, and allow them to make a list of everything from each receipt).  The only reason for these reports to be this chaotic and impossible to figure out is that she just doesn't give a fig about it.  That, or she's actually trying to make it so confusing to figure out that we won't realize that she's been ripping us off (considering that, in the hour or so I spent just starting to look through receipts today, I found several items that I KNOW we never got...because she gave them to her kids...I'm starting to suspect the latter is equally as much a motivation as the former...)

Well...I guess I know what I'm doing at work for the next week or so...crap like this is part of why they put me on salary, so they don't have to panic about how many hours it's taking to straighten the whole thing out.  But I am SOOOOO not looking forward to this.
Starchaser
 member, 241 posts
 Creator of Dark Tales
 and Eldritch Horror
Thu 18 Jul 2013
at 18:48
Re: Launching peas into the ether
Really wanna hit that rmail button again but don't wanna come across as hastling her.

Guess i left it far too long. Really should forget about it now.
Andrew Wilson
 member, 270 posts
 Scary? My mask is to keep
 your viscera off my face
Thu 18 Jul 2013
at 20:24
Re: Launching peas into the ether
I bust my posterior for my fellow co workers!!! and I get a dispute claim in the mailQTYWRGNWIO#$%!@)%T^(%U$I^JHGSNKZOERGBHKOJ

I have to take a manditory "COOL DOWN PERIOD" in which I cant come to work and for the rest of my time working there I cant file a complaint or even say anything bad about the particular person who filed it...

This cool down period is screwing me out of the money I needed to survive


The best part is TWO of the FIVE co workers are related to the manager!! conflict of interest!! but im to nice to say anything AND NOW I CANT because that would be RETALIATION!@#$%^&HFMSAK  FBASKJDFGNSLF

e.o that is all
DaleN
 member, 75 posts
 "We aren't slavers...
 just ask the Wookie."
Sun 21 Jul 2013
at 16:15
Re: Launching peas into the ether
They're doing something their way, over there.  Learn the difference!!
Pyrate
 member, 295 posts
 Supercalifragialistic
 expialidocious.
Sun 21 Jul 2013
at 18:03
Re: Launching peas into the ether
Honestly.
If the foreman of the boating guild waves his finger in my face one more time, I swear by Asparagus the great Rpol deity, he'll only be able to count to nine...
Zephydel
 member, 654 posts
 Creative Ideas
 Real-Life Solutions
Sun 21 Jul 2013
at 22:02
Quest Fail
Get a rare item called Platinum Shield by doing the following quest:

Give Grand Master Warrior an item (which can only be purchased in the real-cash store) called Tribal Emblem. Fight Grand Master Warrior for 2 minutes and parry his attacks 50 times.

However, Grand Master Warrior uses attacks that cannot be parried or blocked....

This message was last edited by the user at 22:06, Sun 21 July 2013.

PsychoJester
 member, 165 posts
 Why so serious?
Wed 24 Jul 2013
at 02:35
Re: Quest Fail
Ugh. Bored. I run five games and play in 11 and nothing's going on. :(
KaiWriter
 member, 41 posts
Wed 24 Jul 2013
at 02:50
Re: Quest Fail
Bought a new toaster!  Too bad the temp selection lever only appears to be decorative... my toast came out looking like someone had used Flamethrower on it even at the lowest setting.  Looks like I get to babysit my toast and waffles now...
ginny
 member, 124 posts
Wed 24 Jul 2013
at 14:23
Re: Quest Fail
I really miss having a two bathroom home with three girls. *Sigh*
Ayor
 member, 29 posts
Wed 24 Jul 2013
at 14:46
Re: Quest Fail

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was moot, at 16:15, Wed 24 July 2013.

ginny
 member, 125 posts
Wed 24 Jul 2013
at 15:05
Re: Quest Fail
Part 2 of my vent, I am going to stop letting the my girls take showers before me.  I am sick and tired of getting into the shower after one of them and not having any hot water.  YOU ARE SMALLER THAN ME (granted not by much), you shouldnt be using ALL the hot water in one shower.  UGH :p

This message was last edited by a moderator, as it was moot, at 16:17, Wed 24 July 2013.

UnseelieLord
 member, 57 posts
 Survival of the fittest.
 We're all gonna die.
Wed 24 Jul 2013
at 20:35
Re: Quest Fail
AGH! I can't believe I have never realized until now that there is a thread for me to vent my frustrations! Such a cathartic way to manage my rage, and I never knew it existed! I am so annoyed with the fact that I didn't know there was a place to display my annoyances!

That being said. I hate you retail. I hate you walmart. I hate you customers who are always in my way, at the exact wrong moment. Do you not SEE me stocking the shelves you're currently blocking with your morbidly obese self? Or do you simply not care that I'm trying to do MY JOB. No please, excuse me. I'll just stand here and watch you spend twenty minutes debating whether you want Fruit Punch Gatorade, or Orange. I'm sure this is a major life decision for you, needing deep thought and consideration before the purchase can be made. AND NO! You can't have my shopping cart full of cardboard. Maybe you should have grabbed one of the nine million carts conveniently at the front of the freaking store when you came in, you dolt!

What's that, useless manager who should go and find a fire to die in? You have a problem with the way I do my job? Well maybe you should stop working me with useless stoners who don't know my aisle, and couldn't make a difference to save their life.

Why must I continuously sabotage myself by never reaching to achieve more than this pointless retail existence!? Why is it so hard to believe myself capable of more!?
alicedies
 member, 15 posts
Thu 25 Jul 2013
at 06:24
Had a Hand stuck
Up my character's backside. Sad thing was, it was a well thought out, well done game with a really good premise, etc. And we had a good thing going. Apparently the GM knows many reasons why my character would not do/think/act a specific way. Thus my actions are invalid. (Keep in mind this is not a situation where my character suddenly went psycho or off the wall, just didn't do what the GM thought they should.)

My answer to this, dear sir, is:

If you like writing your own stories, write them yourself. Stay out of my writing if I'm not breaking anything/skirting the rules. I don't tell you how to play your npcs. I don't tell you that your premise is improbable. And I don't tell you that I'm going to punish you for your non-compliant attitude (compliant apparently being completely submissive)

You can take that fruit pie, and shove it to the back of your over until you burn your hands on the heating element, sir.

I will relocate, and so will the rest of your doomed puppets.

RANT END
Starchaser
 member, 252 posts
 Creator of Dark Tales
 and Eldritch Horror
Thu 25 Jul 2013
at 07:38
Re: Had a Hand stuck
What do you do when you feel like talking to someone but there's no one appropriate to talk to available, and that the only one who would listen to you is the last person you should be talking to?
Herpalerp
 member, 3 posts
Thu 25 Jul 2013
at 21:41
Re: Had a Hand stuck
First game I have joined on here is marked for deletion after I got allowed in...yay
bobbofeet
 member, 95 posts
Fri 26 Jul 2013
at 21:00
Re: Had a Hand stuck
Stupid university deciding that after giving us good financial aid for my daughter last year, they don't need to give us any this year ($700 student loan doesn't cut it at a 4-year state university)...

Poor daughter's in a panic.  And it doesn't help that our state government's quandary dragged things out so that we have three weeks to figure it out or not get anything at all...
DivineSingularity
 member, 25 posts
Sat 27 Jul 2013
at 14:51
Re: Had a Hand stuck

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Iammara
 member, 236 posts
Mon 29 Jul 2013
at 08:23
Re: Had a Hand stuck
My boss is a bit of a flake. She's a great person but she doesn't feel a lot of responsibility for her team at times, which has been a great annoyance within the team for ages.

When I accepted the promotion for team leader, I knew I'd be cleaning up after her mess often. I didn't mind at the time because I felt it would be good for the team to have someone that could actually be trusted to do what they promised.

And that's still true. Only she planned a job interview in her holiday week. She promised me she'd be there because this would be my first job interview as a team leader, but of course she flaked out. As she did when we had to merge two departments. And as she did during the half-yearly evaluation with the most difficult employee of our company.

I don't know what I hate more, that she just leaves me hanging or that I feel so responsible that I overwork myself to make sure it's done right.
Amyante
 member, 170 posts
 Nobody ever considers
 the feelings of a weapon
Mon 29 Jul 2013
at 21:24
Re: Had a Hand stuck
This post has been redacted for brevity. After editing out all the foul language and cussing, what remains is something along the lines of the following:

This is to the lone mosquito that's been roaming around my living room for the past three days. If you were not so small i'd take great pleasure in stabbing you repeatedly with a rusty spork, which i would acquire specifically for this very purpose.

And with that, my rant is concluded. Have a good day.
Starchaser
 member, 274 posts
 GMT+0
 Posts Monday-Friday
Wed 31 Jul 2013
at 22:25
Oracle.
<Brain Melt>ARRGHH! Why does Oracle have to be so fuitpie hard! Why is something as simple as inserting a date string into a field an excersise in using blueberry functions and esoteric string formats. I fruitpie HATE the damn thing!</Brain Melt>

Edit: And whoever invented 'commit' needs to be caught and shot right now!

This message was last edited by the user at 22:29, Wed 31 July 2013.

RPGuru92
 member, 70 posts
Wed 31 Jul 2013
at 22:30
Guilt
Despite the fact that I am armed with Guilt shields, sarcasm torpedoes and mockery phasers I DETEST it when your significant other tries to pull the guilt trip on you. And how is it done? How does she do it? By long moments of silence and strategic 'uhming' expecting me to come to the conclusion that she wants.

Nay, redshirt, not this time!
UnseelieLord
 member, 58 posts
 Survival of the fittest.
 We're all gonna die.
Thu 1 Aug 2013
at 19:25
Re: Guilt
You know, I like to think I am a pretty open minded person. I don't care what a person's sexual preference is, I don't care what color you happen to be, I don't think men are better than women, or vice versa. I think everyone is entitled to their culture and to a certain pride in where their family comes from.

That being said, it is completely freaking ridiculous to be looking for a new job so I can escape the dismal hell pits that is Wal-mart, and so frequently run across job listings that insist, not prefer, not suggest, not hope, INSIST that you speak Spanish. I realize America does not have a national language. And at this point we've probably lost any chance to establish one, I don't see why 'American English' couldn't have been our national language... would have made things a lot easier, I think. But regardless, this state of affairs where Spanish is becoming a predominant language in this country, and people look at you like you're weird, crazy, or stupid because you don't speak Spanish, is freaking obnoxiously ridiculous.

I don't understand the world I'm living in, and I can't fathom how this country ever got itself backed into such a corner that our pursuit for liberties and freedoms has hamstrung us and undermined our own strengths. I think we need to build some ships, sail to someone else's country, kill and subjugate them, found a new country, spend the next couple hundred years apologizing for our atrocities while not really caring, and try to get this right this time around.

America, you fail at life. I'm moving to Canada.

This message was last edited by the user at 19:26, Thu 01 Aug 2013.

Shiv
 member, 89 posts
Thu 1 Aug 2013
at 20:15
Re: Guilt

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was off-topic, at 20:18, Thu 01 Aug 2013.

Dottie_V
 member, 74 posts
 The fifth in a series of
 odd things you saw today.
Fri 2 Aug 2013
at 22:35
Writer's block
Writer's block is rather annoying.
Evil Empryss
 member, 617 posts
 I feel your pain
 It makes me giggle
Sat 3 Aug 2013
at 01:22
Re: Writer's block
It's my property, so stop using it to store the bikes you're stealing you ignorant little hoodlums.  This is the second lot of bikes I've taken to the police station, worth an estimated $1,000 so far.  Know what?  If the owners don't claim them, I get to keep them and sell them and you still get nothing. Figure it out and use someone else's property for your drop point.

Better yet, STOP STEALING BIKES!!!
PsychoJester
 member, 195 posts
Sun 4 Aug 2013
at 08:21
Re: Writer's block

This message was deleted by the user at 08:45, Sun 04 Aug 2013.

PsychoJester
 member, 203 posts
 Why so serious?
Tue 6 Aug 2013
at 03:02
Re: Writer's block
For the love of the gods, if your ST provides you with a sheet, USE IT!
facemaker329
 member, 5793 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Tue 6 Aug 2013
at 03:16
Re: Writer's block
It's my day off, lady.  I am not even LOOKING at your phone call any longer than I have to, I'm certainly not answering it.  I endured enough anxiety in the last two weeks dealing with that train-wreck of an expense report you turned in, and I am absolutely positive that the items that I said I cannot find are not somewhere in our possession.

Talk to me on Wednesday, when I'm back at work.  I've already sacrificed a couple of days that I was supposed to be off trying to made heads and tails of your utterly and laughably inadequate attempt at an expense report, and I've probably given you the benefit of the doubt in far more events than should have been done.  Don't push your luck...
GamerHandle
 member, 317 posts
 Umm.. yep.
 So, there's this door...
Tue 6 Aug 2013
at 03:39
Re: Just... wow...
If I offer you a favor... two months ago, and you tell me to go fudge myself, because it's a dumb idea.  But, then last week you approach me; ask me if I happen to know anything about this particular topic, and then ask me if I can do it for you... What part of you expects me to be excited about doing it?
Starchaser
 member, 281 posts
 GMT+0
 Posts Monday-Friday
Tue 6 Aug 2013
at 10:06
Oracle, you suck!
Dear Oracle,

When writing your installers at least have the decency to add it to add / remove programs so it can be repaired / removed when the piece of strawberry screws up after installation.

Also, your deinstall script doesn't deinstall if it leaves stubs behind that makes your product installer think there is a default oracle home on the machine when there patently isn't.

Thank you.
DivineSingularity
 member, 31 posts
Wed 7 Aug 2013
at 03:37
Re: Oracle, you suck!
Sometimes my head doesn't work quite as well as it should.  All the chemicals and hormones get all frazzled.  I'm really not in a state that I enjoy.

My family lufe is hectic, there have been issues and I just want to see them again...  But I'm not on their list of favorite people.  I've tried to reach out but they haven't accepted me for so many years.  I just want to cry,   What's more... I think this is affecting so much more.  I'm so emotional now.
TheDemonIslington
 member, 347 posts
 RPoL's UN
 Peace keeping you to Hell
Wed 7 Aug 2013
at 05:28
Re: Oracle, you suck!
Fool you once, shame on them.

Fool you twice, shame on you.

Fool you thrice, shame on the both of you.

Fool you continuously even when you know it's harmful to you mentally, emotionally, physically and financially, and that they'll never change - You probably deserve whatever you get.

But I'll still stand by and wait, and watch and remind you each and every time that you deserve better.
Gremlin
 member, 109 posts
Wed 7 Aug 2013
at 22:36
Bah! Just bah!
Car death, followed by washing machine death, followed by car death: the return = Me needing to do many many many hours of overtime.

Like the shift pattern I work hasn't already seriously maimed my social life or put huge strain on my relationship. Bah!
facemaker329
 member, 5808 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Thu 8 Aug 2013
at 06:46
Re: Bah! Just bah!
Well, I dropped the ball on that one...

I was supposed to interview a prospective makeup artist this evening.  Problem is, this was also the last day at work for one of our wardrobe people (the department I'm directly in charge of.)  So, between getting back uniforms and keys, and saying goodbyes, I got completely off-track and forgot the interview.  Like, forgot it was even supposed to happen.  No recollection of it until our department manager on duty for the evening asked me how it went--which was followed by a moment of me being very confused about what interview she could possibly mean, followed by one of those delightful, "Oh, STRUDEL!" moments.

However...my boss was still in his office at the time the interview was supposed to happen.  There was still a receptionist on duty.  Had the interviewee showed up, he should have been called, and should therefore have relayed a message to me to get my backside over there for the interview.  Or, at the very least, the receptionist should have contacted our department manager-on-duty to see if someone was available for the interview.  We heard nothing.

So, I'm hoping that it was a case of her not getting the email to set up the interview, or choosing to not show up (one of the few times I'd be happy to have been stood up).  Even if it was...I'm still mad at myself for forgetting it.
Wyrm
 member, 267 posts
Thu 8 Aug 2013
at 11:58
Re: Bah! Just bah!
If you forced me out after three years blaming your incompetence on me, why are you texting me 3 months later at my new job asking me about a question you should have already known the answer to, since we've gone over it a dozen times?
ginny
 member, 130 posts
Thu 8 Aug 2013
at 14:17
Re: Bah! Just bah!
Pinched a nerve in my neck yesterday, dont know how.  In wicked pain today, little sleep last night, and now Im getting a migraine. Can this day get any worse?
Nartantracker
 member, 30 posts
 Umm......................
 .........................
Mon 12 Aug 2013
at 04:58
Re: Bah! Just bah!
Sunburn. Bad. Ouch. Volunteered for 4 hours to help people move in at college and get assigned to stand by a large trash bin to save any cardboard and foam from being thrown away. Ya know, for recycling purposes. Anyway, I get sent to one across the campus to stand for these 4 hours (noon to 4) in 90 degree (32 Celsius) heat, where I forgot sunscreen and only had maybe 5 people come to where I was, as it was slightly less convenient as some of the others.
Brianna
 member, 1704 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2013
at 19:26
Re: Bah! Just bah!
*sigh*  It's bad enough hanging around waiting for people to come look at our apartment (building is for sale) but can't they at least show up?  And phone or use the doorbell instead of knocking?  We live next to a factory, duh, I pretty much block out knocking/banging sounds, and even if I'm listening at that specific moment, you'd have to bang hard enough to hurt your hand to be heard over the factory/traffic sounds from outside.

And the holdup on the kids' UK place is still not fixed, so I'm stressed by worrying we'll end up with this place sold and the deal still not done on where we are supposed to move to.
facemaker329
 member, 5835 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Thu 15 Aug 2013
at 01:44
Re: Bah! Just bah!
Honestly, people...how many times do I have to explain that, regardless of how well your newer computers with their newer monitors display the star-field effect you've created for your video, the 'stars' are barely visible on my monitor?  I'm thrilled that it looks so cool to all of you, and it's probably very realistic.  But we're copying a technique that was used, professionally, for over a decade...they've already done all the R&D for us, and the 'stars' they used were larger and/or brighter than what you've created thus far.  Stop trying to reinvent the wheel.  Since you keep turning to me for advice on this stuff, stop arguing with me when I suggest a half-hour fix to something that's going to improve the viewing experience for half your audience.  Listen to what I'm writing, when I say 'IT DIDN'T WORK THE WAY YOU WANT IT TO.'  If you're making this video just for you, then great, go for it...but I'm pretty sure you're intending to try and get it out to a wider audience, and my suggestion is intended in that light.  When I have to quote your own reference materials back to you in explaining why the effect didn't work, it should be some kind of hint...something wasn't done right.
Starchaser
 member, 303 posts
 GMT+0
 Posts Monday-Friday
Fri 16 Aug 2013
at 10:23
Re: Bah! Just bah!
<addicted>Must... ...resist... ...urge to hit refresh. Must... ...do... some work...</addicted>
shady joker
 member, 1474 posts
Fri 16 Aug 2013
at 22:20
Re: Bah! Just bah!
 I just crafted an epic paragraph in an epic post.  Then I hit one wrong button and poof! the paragraph is deleted and I must type it again. Damn computer not obeying my will.*grumble grumble*
bigbadron
 moderator, 13903 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Mon 19 Aug 2013
at 18:20
Re: Bah! Just bah!
Don't blame me.

Had you found out the requested information about this course two months ago, when I first asked you about it, rather than waiting until now (less than a week before it starts), you wouldn't suddenly be faced with the cancellation of my participation and trying to get your money refunded.

Pro tip: When somebody tells you, "I need to know the daily starting time for this, so that I can check the bus timetable and see if it's actually possible for me to get there at those times.", it might be a good idea to find out for them, before you commit to paying for the course.
PsychoJester
 member, 231 posts
 Why so serious?
Wed 21 Aug 2013
at 00:22
Re: Bah! Just bah!
I seriously get aggravated at players who think rolling for stats are unfair or that stats that don't have a single negative mod but don't have a mod greater than +2 are mediocre. Seriously, get out of your min/max mindset and play like a real gamer.
Silverlock
 member, 64 posts
Wed 21 Aug 2013
at 02:50
Re: Will you Please Stop Annoying me ?
Sheesh, people.  If you want me to help you make a website, and you want it to have video clips and photos, I shall NEED to have them BEFORE I design the site.  Seriously.  Some organisation would be helpful, and I'm not going to beg you for it as I have kindly offered my services for free since you are friends of my Spouse.  This offer is about to be retracted as I will be back at work and will have NO time for this foolishness then.

Oh and not one of my supposed 'friends' from my work has emailed, telephoned or sent a pigeon along with anything like 'how are you doing post surgery'.  I shall never again waste any of my hard-earned pay on your birthday/engagement/illness/wedding/wife's illness/whatever gift or party.

And the cicadas, can you kindly stop falling on my head and forcing me to scream like a little girl while I try to paint the porch left-handed (ie, not my dominant hand).  Ditto the mosquitoes, do please go away, I am starting to look like a raisin and feel dizzy from blood loss.
st_nougat
 member, 248 posts
Thu 22 Aug 2013
at 15:36
Re: Will you Please Stop Annoying me ?
Ok look, I understand that you are a parent of a toddler or however old your child is (twoish, is that a toddler still?  I don't know nor do I care), and I know that the girl sitting within talking distance of you is your sister in law and she is the parent of a small child of similar age.  but that doesn't mean that while I am at work that I want to overhear your successes in potty training your childs... complete with sound effects.
PsychoJester
 member, 240 posts
 Why so serious?
Fri 23 Aug 2013
at 04:20
Re: Will you Please Stop Annoying me ?
UGH! What is it with DMs who want novels for RTJs? >:(
auraxiannc
 member, 47 posts
Fri 23 Aug 2013
at 04:26
Gaming
Damn Roblox getting me hooked on The Longest Tycoon on Roblox....
Noxatrum
 member, 79 posts
Fri 23 Aug 2013
at 04:39
Re: Gaming
Don't know what I'm more annoyed by. The new dragon game, which I keep dropping cash on to get rare breeds, myself for spending the money, or both.

On another note - I'm tired of migraines. Really wish those glasses would get here sooner rather than later. Need to be able to look at my screen for more than a few minutes without developing the things.
st_nougat
 member, 250 posts
Fri 23 Aug 2013
at 13:50
Re: Gaming
I think I may have just gone through a job interview with my fly down.......
Shannara
 moderator, 3319 posts
 Welcome to Wal-Mart, get
 your (crap) and get out!
Sat 24 Aug 2013
at 12:55
Re: Gaming
<rant>

Dear 'Client Support Specialist':

Please do not address me by my first name like you actually know me or care about me.  You pretty much proved you didn't when you suspended my account because 'somebody' was using my account to send spam emails and then left the support ticket open for 10 hours without any response.  Remember that vaunted response time?  You're about 9.5 hours late.

Oh, and thanks for waiting less than 2 hours for a reply to your 'reply in 24 hours' before suspending my account.  I suppose it would have been too much trouble just to disable the email until I could change my passwords?  In any event, my response to you was a lot quicker than your response to me.

Oh, and while your email tells me one thing about why my account is suspended (spam emails), your client area says it's because I hadn't paid my invoice.  (I had -- no open invoices on the account).

By the way, that support ticket you've had open since March ... the one reporting another outage ... you can close it now.

I also loved how you imply you'd been 100% totally professional and I was unreasonable in cancelling my account because you were only doing the responsible thing.

No, the only thing unreasonable about the whole thing was that I waited so long to cancel the account.   I should've canceled the moment you bought out the company I'd originally purchased hosting from and the disruptions to service started.

But you have a nice day, too.  BTW, when I say 'have a nice day' I mean it in the same sense you mean you have '99.9% uptime.'  In fact, have two nice days.

<end rant>

This kind of crap is why I will ONLY do month to month hosting.

This message was last edited by the user at 13:29, Sat 24 Aug 2013.

facemaker329
 member, 5884 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Sun 25 Aug 2013
at 08:03
Playing games...
Okay...I realize that you think that being a friend means that I should 'have your back'.  Normally, I'm fine with that.

When you try and turn that into a case of me lying to my other friends, because you've been dating their son (without your husband's knowledge), I have to start questioning just whether or not you're a friend I want to bother with.  Infidelity is bad enough, but at least you got things squared away with your husband that same night.

But asking me to lie to my friends, to protect your lies?  No.  That doesn't sit well with me, AT ALL.  Hope you manage to get your head on straight soon, because this is NOT something I can just shrug and dismiss.  Friends...REAL friends...do not put you in that kind of situation.
Dottie_V
 member, 78 posts
 The fifth in a series of
 odd things you saw today.
Tue 27 Aug 2013
at 01:18
Re: Playing games...
Why are mentors always missing when you need them? >~<
ginny
 member, 141 posts
Wed 28 Aug 2013
at 10:40
Re: Playing games...
YOu cant say 'we decided' when you didnt talk to me or even ask for my opinion.  Now I have to deal with things while you go back to sleep.  :P
Shei-kun
 member, 780 posts
 A Giant Shei draws near!
 Fight-Magic-Item-Flee
Sat 31 Aug 2013
at 02:45
Re: Playing games...
So Wednesday, I drop my parents and grandmother off at the airport after doing two round trips to get them and the luggage there, taking a good two hours of driving time.  Earlier that week, on the same tank, my car was used to drive to the mountains and back, so even for my happy little Scion xB and its roughly 28mpg average, the tank is running low.

But that's fine, since I was given $50 to pay for gas and time!

Then, Thursday morning, the car wouldn't turn over.  At all.

So, I check to see if jumper cables do the trick, since I've got two other cars sitting at home (my mom's and my dad's).  Yay, it starts up just fine!  But just to be sure, I let it idle for 20 minutes before turning it off and hoping it will work the next day.

Nope!

Cue ten minutes of me scrambling around in the garage to find the battery charger and figure out exactly how it works, since I've never used it before myself.  After triple and quadruple checking the directions and ensuring that it is, in fact, displaying a current going through, I let it charge for an hour and a half.  I was going to let it charge for three hours, but the meter claimed it was done charging, so I unhooked everything and tried to turn on the car.  Took a bit, but it started up.  Then, just to double check, I turned it off, waited a few minutes, then turned it on again.  Instant start-up!  Yay, it's fixed!

...

Now it isn't working again, four hours later.  It's too late to go to the auto parts store and get it checked out.  I don't know if it's the battery or the alternator, and I have literally nobody to drive me around in case I have to leave it somewhere overnight, because they're ALL IN ICELAND, or an hour's drive away.

And of course, my brother, whom I was planning on spending the weekend with, isn't answering his phone.  This happened, by the way, with absolutely no warning.  I've never once had trouble with the car until yesterday morning, when suddenly, it wouldn't start.

I can't drive my dad's car because it's a stick and I don't know how to drive one.  I can't drive my MOM'S car because I'm too tall and to drive it and see I'd have to bend at the SPINE, and I'm not doing that unless I absolutely have to do so.

So, I'm without a car!  Yay!

Fruiting strudel.
Silverlock
 member, 66 posts
Sun 1 Sep 2013
at 04:05
Re:I must have done something horrible in my previous life
I really must have.

WHY is the bank charging me overdraft fees when I know there's a good balance ?  And there's no reason for charging a fee except that they CAN, and I can't do anything about it but whine ?

WHY does one player in the game always ruin it for everyone else that's playing - by any sort of means, including being absent (and the GM slowing the pace until this slowpoke comes back around)?  Not to mention being abusive, metagaming, munchkining, those things.....In every game I'm in.

WHY am I forced to do the heavy lifting as the OLDEST and most injured person on staff ?  I'm a peasant.  I can accept that, I just don't want my face constantly ground into the dirt by management while the precious little young darlings chatter on their cell phones.  If parted with their electronic devices for more than ten minutes, they actually start shaking for their fix.

WHY can't I have a life that doesn't involve a horrible job with a nightmarish commute, with no hope of betterment (or even future employment, as it seems they're trying to get rid of me by destroying me physically) ?

Why has my automobile insurance risen when _I_ was the one who was hit by the idiot with the SUV (and the cellphone) ?  And let's not go into the other rises, like taxes, tolls, fees and cost of living, or notably, the one thing that dropped - MY SALARY.
Dottie_V
 member, 80 posts
 The fifth in a series of
 odd things you saw today.
Mon 2 Sep 2013
at 02:28
Sodium, sodium every where.
Sodium restrictions suck like a Dirt Devil vacuum. AND YES I AM HANGRY*, I CAN'T HELP IT. THANK YOU FOR POINTING IT OUT FOR THE BILLIONTH TIME SINCE I CAME HOME.

*hangry: anger or crankiness emerging from being hungry.
sefaction
 member, 7 posts
 Born in furnace of desire
 Awesomeness ensued.
Mon 2 Sep 2013
at 21:29
Re: Sodium, sodium every where.
Steps to a frustrating weekend.

1: Try to fix your car, because it randomly wouldn't start.
2: give up, and then have it magically start working again.
3: worry about it breaking again during your 80 mile commute, and decide to fix your truck.
4: change oil, oil filter, air filter and transmission fluid. Fix brake line and brake master cylinder.
5: Drive to work.
6: Break down in middle of road 30 minutes into drive because your serpentine belt exploded.
7: Cry.
acera
 member, 136 posts
Wed 4 Sep 2013
at 04:29
Re: Sodium, sodium every where.
...next time I travel, it's going to be alone because as grateful as I am for this vacation I may have a meltdown if I end up at another club >:||
facemaker329
 member, 5931 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Wed 4 Sep 2013
at 04:46
That could've gone better...
So, next time I hire makeup artists, I think I want to set up auditions.  I hope it was just what she said it was, that she'd been busy taking care of some stuff with her kids and she wasn't prepared and she didn't have all her brushes and...and...

But, seriously?  We had three hours set aside for makeup.  You had what should have been one of the easiest characters, really, with some pretty detailed pictures to use as a guide...and you couldn't even figure out the eyes?

I made the call based on credentials, because nobody really had any portfolio work to show off...and I ignored my instincts and didn't pick the girl with no theatrical makeup experience but a fantastic 'I can figure it out' attitude because you were more qualified.  I'm gonna be far beyond annoyed if I have to call her up and ask her to please consider hiring on with us because we had to let you go because you just couldn't cut it.  I'll be even more annoyed because I decided to ignore my first impulses because my boss expressed reservations about one of the makeup artists I decided to bring back--if his second-guessing me made me second-guess myself and screwed this up, I'm really going to be annoyed (but this time, just with myself).

However, unlike said boss, I'm not ready to can you after a rough first night.  There's a learning curve, and what we do is NOT standard stuff.  Maybe we'll see if we can get you in for some of the additional practice nights a couple of the other artists want to do.

Hope I'm making the right decision, hope this was just a fluke, hope I'm not going to spend the next two months listening to Elvira kvetch about her makeup artist...
Evil Empryss
 member, 697 posts
 I feel your pain
 It makes me giggle
Thu 5 Sep 2013
at 01:49
Re: That could've gone better...
*insert fifteen minute, foul-mouthed, full-on pacing rant regarding editors who insist on making "happy-to-glad" changes just to say they did their job and changed something*

Seriously?  I do editing for grad student papers.  I make useful suggestions and if there's nothing that needs changing, I give the writer a pat on the back for their work.  I don't feel the need to make my mark on someone's paper just to prove I read it.  I certainly don't suggest changing something from active to passive voice or defy the rules of the rubric that the writer is supposed to be following!

I spent over a week editing someone's paper following the school's rubric and the school's editor sent it back to the student insisting on changes in direct contradiction to the rubric.  I don't know who the heck this school hires to do the editing (the editors are never identified) but they need to be told to read the standards that they're supposed to be upholding.

Now the student is ticked at me and we're both frustrated as all get out for yet another delay in his paper.
facemaker329
 member, 5934 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Thu 5 Sep 2013
at 02:14
Re: That could've gone better...
So, they've FINALLY gotten in touch with some of us regular players for the big paintball game that I do each year (these days, it's the only time I play paintball).  Too bad it took my older brother emailing all the guys he has organized to say that he couldn't make it because he's still recovering from back surgery to get anyone thinking, "Oh, yeah...we always use these guys as part of the game, maybe someone should say something to them about what's going on."

As it is, I've missed the online registration deadline and my finances are such that I can't afford to play for the entire two-day event...I'll be coming up for one day and then going to a freelance gig the next (because I can't say no to the money, and because the people I'll be with at my gig are more fun than the paintball guys).

Stupid thing is, they're probably going to insist that I buy a whole case of paint (I still have over 3/4 of the case I bought last year, because I'm not one of those 'spray and pray' paintball players and actually practice some degree of fire discipline).  I may just show up and put in an appearance and not bother actually registering to play, if finances are too tight at that point.

GUYS...REALLY...PUBLICIZE YOUR GAME!  and contact the people who've made it work for you for over a dozen years, now.  Posting a random "We're still going to play" statement on Facebook once every other month doesn't count for much.  Opening registration two weeks before your online cutoff date doesn't help you much either, especially when your registration site is down half the time people try to get to it.  The biggest and best years of this game were the years that got a LOT of publicity, direct e-mailing and inviting people to be involved, heavy rotation on peoples' newsfeeds, and a bundle of background information on the game's website.  You're droppin' the ball...
Silverlock
 member, 67 posts
Thu 5 Sep 2013
at 12:11
Re: And the Band Played On
Yes, well, sent back to work - not allowed to rearrange schedule to accommodate physical therapy appointments, of course, and then - reinjured as no changes were made in a job for 'light duty'.  Oddly enough there are precedents for employees being permitted to rearrange their work schedule but no, I am discriminated against - for 'safety' reasons, and 'light duty' is whatever management says it is.  Time to hire that legal help I was hoping I would not require.
Dottie_V
 member, 81 posts
 The fifth in a series of
 odd things you saw today.
Thu 5 Sep 2013
at 20:21
Re: And the Band Played On
"Do you wear glasses?"

"No, I wear pieces of glass on my face and close to my eyes because I'm such a daredevil that way. Allow me to polish them and stumble about clumsily while I do a balance test for you, primary care physician."

Moron.

And on that note, it shouldn't be this hard to find a place that does Varicella titers. This is ridiculous. -___-

This message was last edited by the user at 20:21, Thu 05 Sept 2013.

ginny
 member, 149 posts
Thu 5 Sep 2013
at 21:45
Re: And the Band Played On
Not 1, not 2, but 3 FRUITING idiots in a row cut me off today.  How in the world do some people get their driver's license?  I mean really!  Oh and BTW, that red and white triangular sign on the side of the interstate as you are merging into traffic, that says YIELD!.   You are supposed to slow down before you get into traffic if you cant get in, NOT IN THE MIDDLE OF TRAFFIC YOU FRUITING APPLE PIE!

If the saying 'If you dont say FRUIT at least once while you are driving, then you are not paying attention', is true, then I must be the most observant FRUITING driver out there!
facemaker329
 member, 5942 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Sat 7 Sep 2013
at 18:50
Re: And the Band Played On
This is a low-grade vent, at best...I'd even go so far as to consider it an ironic commentary, because it's not really something that upsets me at all, more something that has me bemused.  But there's not really a better place to post it, either--

Funny, to me, how each day this week, when I've had some kind of deadline I had to meet and someplace I had to be, that there were streams of people posting stuff in one or the other of the games I'm in, so it felt like I could not stay caught up with what was happening.

Today, when I have no commitments and will probably go to work only because it will simplify the amount of stuff I have to get done next week (but can show up whenever I choose, nobody is expecting me to be there), I get on, post once to catch up...and everybody is done.

I know my schedule is all kinds of screwed up by 'normal' standards...but when you can't seem to sync with people on RPOL?  That's a really messed-up schedule.
Evil Empryss
 member, 704 posts
 I feel your pain
 It makes me giggle
Mon 9 Sep 2013
at 12:47
Re: And the Band Played On
Fruiting applepies busted into one of my cars last night, pried the cover and gas cap off, and siphoned a tank of gas.  Stole my gas cap, too.  Got to have it towed to make sure nothing was put in the tank.

I don't need this today.  I don't need this ever, but I've got way too much on my plate today to be dealing with having my car out of commission today.
shady joker
 member, 1486 posts
Mon 9 Sep 2013
at 16:26
Re: And the Band Played On

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was moot, at 16:37, Mon 09 Sept 2013.

facemaker329
 member, 5954 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Tue 10 Sep 2013
at 05:55
Re: And the Band Played On
Some jackhole has been purchasing stuff with my debit card information.  Had a call from my bank's fraud prevention office this morning, in which I confirmed that no, I had not, in fact, spent $360-something in Paris, neither had I been to New York recently.

So, my card's defunct now...I hope his next purchase is right in front of a cop who will arrest him.  I have to wait a week or so for a new card, I'm not sure how much longer than that for the fraud resolution to be worked out and all my money restored to my account...

But, hey, looking on the bright side of things, at least my bank's watching out for me, a little bit.
Noxatrum
 member, 80 posts
Wed 11 Sep 2013
at 02:00
Re: And the Band Played On
SO. Some fruiting group of jerks kicked my apartment door in, took about 5k of electronics and other things they could use/pawn.

To make matters worse? The apartment management's idea of fixing the door was to nail the broken beyond repair door frame back together, put on a metal strip on it and call it good. When we wanted to move [cop even agreed we'd been targeted and it wasn't safe], they wanted to charge almost a full month's rent in addition, even though there was an emergency clause in the lease that allowed for a move w/o a fee if it was necessary. Apparently a targeted break in where police feel we weren't safe staying there was't enough of an emergency or a necessary move.

SO. Only good thing out of all of this? Family [only family I get along with] offered to help us start over in Vegas. That's where we are now, and that's where we're probably going to be for the foreseeable future. But uh - another vent? THE WEATHER IS SUPPOSED TO BE BONE DRY AND HOT. NOT HUMID AND HOT. GO AWAY RAIN.
Silverlock
 member, 71 posts
Thu 12 Sep 2013
at 04:57
Re: And what fresh pack of Hades is this
And...........

Defrauded out of our holiday.  Stronger than the storm, my fluffy applepie.

I am injured at work and now my job is threatened.....although other workers have been injured, out of work and that is all right, somehow the same is NOT true for me......AND so it goes.   Little did I know that the trailer park was a dream to aspire to, not the last resort of the service worker ?

AND...the bank that LOVES to give out overdraft fees is YET again doing that even though the maths do NOT add up.......Let me look up 'how to live on trash, in trash and around trash' before I can no longer afford the internet.  I'm too old to manage being homeless.
ginny
 member, 152 posts
Fri 13 Sep 2013
at 12:40
Re: And what fresh pack of Hades is this
Go put your grumpy asphalt back in bed.  I dont want to deal with your attitude anymore than you want to deal with mine.  :P
Dottie_V
 member, 83 posts
 The fifth in a series of
 odd things you saw today.
Mon 16 Sep 2013
at 03:31
Re: And what fresh pack of Hades is this
Sorry random gentleman caller, your ex-girlfriend no longer has this number. She must've had the same idea I did and changed her number so she wouldn't have to deal with her whiny ex-boyfriends. I'm sorry she left you but please stop calling my phone...especially after I've answered you five times and interrupted The Nightmare Before Christmas because of said calls. -____- I would like to finish my movie, thank you.
FrozenMonkey
 member, 4 posts
Mon 16 Sep 2013
at 03:57
Re: And what fresh pack of Hades is this
Thanks a lot, "supervisor" who cannot even do MY job, let alone yours. It's always nice when you sit about and play at making folders of paperwork for imagined problems that might come up in February, and leave me to deal with the real problems that are here NOW. Leave me to catch seven radios from twelve counties. Leave me to coordinate crash responses. Leave me to deal with the driver that just hit a human being. Make your folders, cut out your pictures, and draw. Then, as if to add insult to injury, you ask ME how to make the computer work properly. You, who have been tasked with teaching how to use the systems you're asking about. No, I'm obviously not busy with this call. I'd be glad to do your job as well as mine.
st_nougat
 member, 257 posts
Mon 16 Sep 2013
at 14:46
Re: And what fresh pack of Hades is this
Lost out on another opportunity for a new job at what appeared to be a good company because of a felony background.

I don't even know how many that is now and I loath the job I have now.
DarkwindStriker
 member, 565 posts
 Better known in many
 places as Gatewalker.
Mon 16 Sep 2013
at 17:10
Re: And what fresh pack of Hades is this
Everyone in the house getting sick at once. Oh yay. @_@
Wyrm
 member, 302 posts
Tue 17 Sep 2013
at 14:53
Re: And what fresh pack of Hades is this
Make a list, check it twice, drive 2400 miles straight, left power cords for computer at home.
The_Blob
 member, 316 posts
Wed 18 Sep 2013
at 07:41
just shut it
Girlfriends that complain about us playing GTA V... we had to put up with fruiting Twilight, and Fifty Shades of fruiting Grey... so pipe the fruit down and let us play.
Iammara
 member, 240 posts
Wed 18 Sep 2013
at 07:53
Re: just shut it
I work my butt off for my team every day. No matter how busy I am, I make sure that their business is taken care of when they're away and I always help them with anything they need.

Now, I go away for ONE day and they messed up two of the five things I asked them to do, one of which was for an important client. And then my boss tells me I shouldn't get too upset because it was a really chaotic day? Yeah, I know! I had to do the same thing for them last week but I made sure it was done well!
st_nougat
 member, 258 posts
Wed 18 Sep 2013
at 13:47
Re: just shut it
The good news is that my wife gets a nice shiny new refrigerator that we have been wanting to start saving money for.

The bad new is that my ice cream melted (as did everything else in the freezer)

the worse news is that we are going to have to finance all of this.

and now my kegs are sitting on the floor and not in my Keezer (keg freezer) where they belong.
Necromis
 member, 75 posts
Wed 18 Sep 2013
at 14:30
Re: just shut it

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was moot, at 14:31, Wed 18 Sept 2013.

Starchaser
 member, 349 posts
 GMT+0
 Posts Monday-Friday
Fri 20 Sep 2013
at 00:28
There goes my heart
Just made the biggest mistake of my entire life.
facemaker329
 member, 5975 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Fri 20 Sep 2013
at 16:33
Re: There goes my heart
Oddly enough, even though this has been one of the smoothest times I've had prepping for our Halloween shows, and I'm looking forward to this Halloween season in a way I haven't in years, here we are at opening day and I feel as unenthusiastic about it as I think I ever have.  The lack of enthusiasm is largely due to the inability of management to just get the fruit out of the way and let us do what we were hired to do, especially in the last few days.

Hopefully, I'll be feeling more 'into it' when it's actually time to start makeup this afternoon...we'll see.
facemaker329
 member, 5977 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Sat 21 Sep 2013
at 05:52
Holy No-Shows, Batman!
Wow...hope you weren't serious about getting too heavily into makeup in this area.  I don't consider myself THAT well-connected, but between me and the five other people on the makeup crew?  We've got a circle of friends that touches on most of the makeup opportunities in the northern end of the state.

So, failing to appear for opening day?  Not a particular good move.  Neglecting to contact anyone about why you couldn't be there?  Taking a fast step from bad to worse.  I told my boss that I hoped you had a helluva good story about why you couldn't make it...he looked me in the eye and said I was more forgiving than he was.  So, yeah...

Wheels are rolling, already got an alternate lined up (someone I would have hired in a heartbeat if she'd gotten word to me two days earlier that she was interested).  Don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out...

Guess I get to rock-paper-scissors with the boss tomorrow over who's stuck calling you to give you the bad news...assuming you bother to answer your phone then.  Since you didn't answer texts or phone calls today, I'm not expecting much of an answer.  (I hope I lose that one.  While I'm fine with making the decision to go with someone else, I do NOT want the task of informing you of the choice.  I hate it enough when I have to tell people I've interviewed that we went with someone else...someone I've actually already hired and trained, at least briefly?  Not excited for that one.)
LadyMer
 member, 22 posts
Sun 22 Sep 2013
at 20:13
Re: Holy No-Shows, Batman!
Husband got the oil changed yesterday. Today, I got in the car to go to my mom's house and the car won't accelerate and the 'check engine' light is on. Looks like I'll have to cancel with Mom.

I HATE CARS!
Shiv
 member, 131 posts
Mon 23 Sep 2013
at 03:49
Re: Holy No-Shows, Batman!

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Zephydel
 member, 655 posts
 Creative Ideas
 Real-Life Solutions
Tue 24 Sep 2013
at 07:33
Game Balancing Epic Fail....
Online Game Admin: We admit that the game uses cheating AI. However, the game is balanced because it allows you to win from time to time. It is also balanced because you can pay for cheats.
Dottie_V
 member, 85 posts
 The fifth in a series of
 odd things you saw today.
Tue 24 Sep 2013
at 13:44
Re: Game Balancing Epic Fail....
I swear if there is a patron saint for the patients of obscenely obtuse doctors, I will pray to them now because this is just getting ridiculous.
Paixao
 member, 31 posts
 It's always the quiet one
Wed 25 Sep 2013
at 01:40
Re: Game Balancing Epic Fail....
Two hours of typing, a computer locking up and all word files I was working on now don't exist. If I had the energy I'd throw myself in front of a bus because I was twenty minutes away from finishing my homework for the week.
st_nougat
 member, 259 posts
Wed 25 Sep 2013
at 17:26
Re: Game Balancing Epic Fail....
this exchange just happened at work

Him: "hey guys whenever a change is made to a project you have to tell the project manager" <please keep in mind until this round of projects one guy was the project manager, now we have two and nobody told the engineers> "I am going to add the project manager to that sheet of paper"

Me: "Ok, what sheet of paper?"

Him: "the one you don't see."

Seriously?

nuff said?  anyone want to hire me? I need out of this place.
Dottie_V
 member, 87 posts
 The fifth in a series of
 odd things you saw today.
Thu 26 Sep 2013
at 18:15
Re: Game Balancing Epic Fail....
The website you send applicants to for information is not updated regularly nor does it hold the information the applicants are actually looking for.

In fact, aside from leaving out pertinent information, you give erroneous information.

It is next to impossible to get an email answered by you or anyone in that department and scheduling an appointment with you would have been Hercules's 13th labor.

Your automated phone system abomination is useless and would confuse the Heads of the Department of Nonsense at the IRS.

Yes, I am quite angry.

No, I didn't break your windshield, that was another disappointed and angry applicant turned away by you miserably inefficient figs.
facemaker329
 member, 5990 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Fri 27 Sep 2013
at 16:44
Once more, with increased condescension...
Yes, I understand why you want us to use the online work schedule system.  Explaining it to me, in an email that's addressed only to me but phrased to sound like you're explaining it to the whole department, only succeeds in making you look like a pedantic fruit-tart, and in no way decreases my overwhelming apathy towards using a system that we functioned perfectly well without for more than a decade before you came along.

Sorry if it's inconvenient for you...but I'm frankly focused on making our department actually function, not on making the paperwork look pretty, and contrary to your assertion, it does take time for me to log in, write up the schedule, and post it...and then have to revise it on a daily basis because a project ran long or we left early or something.  Just let me do my job.  If you don't trust us to give you honest reports of our work hours without having to schedule them in advance, then maybe you better reconsider your hiring criteria, as it seems--for the moment at least--like you're more interested in people who will follow your nitpicky scheduling considerations than you are in actually having the shows come off on schedule.  Entertainment doesn't happen on a clean 9-to-5 timetable, and maybe if you'd spend some time actually keeping track of what's happening (and getting involved in it), instead of worrying about WHEN it's happening so much, you might remember back when you used to understand that concept.
Silverlock
 member, 72 posts
Sat 28 Sep 2013
at 04:51
The Return of the Head Cold


Seasons change = I get a rotten head cold.  A messy aching one with extra misery of sinus headaches and other joy.  If it's the zombie apocalypse I'm going to make sure I get myself to work so I can chase management around when I TURN.  They're too lazy to run fast but then there's not much brain to eat, really.
facemaker329
 member, 5992 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Sat 28 Sep 2013
at 16:52
And they're off...
So...with four and a half weeks left in our season, our lighting/tech supervisor decided he'd had enough last night and apparently walked off the job (I wasn't there, I don't know details, and what I heard about it was second hand from someone who heard it from someone whose veracity I have reason to doubt, so I don't think it was as clean a departure as was indicated in the story as told to me).  Wish I could say I was surprised to hear it...but they've just about made his position impossible to maintain because they want him to do everything and be everywhere, but they won't give him hours to do it, they won't put him on salary, and they won't get him the equipment he needs to do his job properly.  More than that, they won't listen when he makes recommendations about equipment...and then when stuff breaks down (the stuff he recommended they replace), they blame him for it.

So, yeah...if he walked, I don't blame him.  I've thought about it myself, a few times...and the notion still isn't completely off the table for me (when they put me on salary, I was getting paid enough to actually get a little ahead of my bills.  Since then, my rent has gone up, my utilities have gone up, and gas prices have gone up...so now, my take-home pay for half the month isn't even enough to cover my rent check anymore).  We are most likely losing my assistant this winter, as well...because they won't give her enough hours for her to pay her rent, let alone the medical bills she's incurred due to being diabetic.  She's awesome, and awesome people get picked up, especially when they're left flapping in the breeze...two of our designers for our Halloween shows have given her job offers...one was only a month-long gig...but it pays close to what I earn in three months.  The other is a semi-seasonal job...but it will use her a LOT and open a lot of doors for her to get other, better jobs.

It's frustrating to me to work for people who are so short-sighted that they can't keep together a very effective production team.  I hope I'm picturing the worst-case scenario...but I'm expecting next year to involve a lot of new faces in very important roles.  And with what they're willing to pay new people, I'm expecting those new faces to be considerably less competent than the ones they're replacing.

Wonder if I'm getting too old for this strudel...
DarkwindStriker
 member, 571 posts
 Better known in many
 places as Gatewalker.
Sat 28 Sep 2013
at 19:55
Re: And they're off...
I have managed to lose a $50 gift card I was given for my birthday.

I am *really* hoping that complaining about this will miraculously lead to me finding it.
Evil Empryss
 member, 757 posts
 No one listens
 until I make a mistake
Sun 29 Sep 2013
at 13:49
Re: And they're off...
Started working with an animal rescue at the beginning of the month to adopt a dog.  In the last two weeks I had my car broken into and got really sick and I let the conversation lapse.  I wrote the rescue last night to find out if the dog I wanted was still available, figuring an adorable mutt like her might have been adopted by someone else....

Because of overcrowding, last week they took her to the shelter to be euthanized.

They knew someone was interested and didn't even bother to take a moment to email me to let me know the dog's life was at risk.  I'm a two-hour drive away, but fruit it, I'd have made the time to get out there to save her if I'd known they were going to have her put down!  Some rescue!
DivineSingularity
 member, 56 posts
 Disconnect and
 Self destruct.
Tue 1 Oct 2013
at 18:20
Re: And they're off...
Someone dropped my PS3 down the stairs,  I'm nice, I let my flatmates borrow my stuff.  The things is now that it's been busted they offered me 90 bucks.  That's NOT enough for replacement.  I just ask if you use my strawberries that you take care of it.   I don't splurge often on myself.

This message was last edited by a moderator, as it was against the forum rules, at 18:31, Tue 01 Oct 2013.

Wyrm
 member, 328 posts
Fri 4 Oct 2013
at 18:38
Re: And they're off...
The fact that it would have been cheaper for me to go to the store, buy a bag of milk with 4 liter bags inside and have you pour a glass of milk for everyone at the table than had I ordered a single 8oz glass of milk.
facemaker329
 member, 6006 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Wed 9 Oct 2013
at 05:03
Re: And they're off...
Heh...the day I find out that my assistant of the last four years will likely NOT be sticking around for a fifth because upper management is too stingy to give her enough hours to pay her bills is NOT a good day for me to get an invitation to the annual company 'health fair'...a flu shot clinic?  Maybe a good idea (I still wouldn't go...the years that my dad got sick while I was growing up were always the years he got his flu shot, I'd rather take my chances and trust my immune system).

But massages?  REALLY?  You can't afford to pay people to do stuff that's necessary to maintaining smooth operations, but you're going to pay people to come in and make all the senior management nice and relaxed?

Not gonna be there.  Even if I could live with being part of the hypocrisy, if I'm going to be at work that early in the day, I'm going to be WORKING.  Thanks to management's handling of our tech crews, I'm likely to be the only senior technician there when it's time to take down the shows.  That means I'm gonna have to tell people where the lights need to go, what to do with the light board, where to put the sound board (unless the sound department comes to get it), what to do with all the scenery...I'd be too stressed about what to do about all this crap to be able to relax for a massage, thanks.
Brianna
 member, 1751 posts
Wed 9 Oct 2013
at 20:57
Re: And they're off...

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was moot, at 21:07, Wed 09 Oct 2013.

MisterBook
 member, 192 posts
 Just some guy
 More of that guy.
Wed 9 Oct 2013
at 21:34
Re: And they're off...
Ah, it's my system, is it? The same system that hasn't had an update from my team in six months, and has been ticking smoothly along this entire time? The Golden Child?

The system that broke during your first, second, and third push of beta software?

By the way, don't you have your own lab? Why are you pushing your software to mine? What's the bloody point, since I'm not going to let you test on it, and all it seems to do is break it?

Lets go over the facts. My system works fine. You "update" it, and it breaks. I revert, and it works fine. You "update" again, and it breaks.

MY software's buggy?
I need to contact MY developer?
Even though YOUR software hasn't made it out of a beta in two quarters, no matter whose network you're running it on?
Ah. Ah ha.


... Get your fingers out of my network, son.

This message was last edited by the user at 21:35, Wed 09 Oct 2013.

Zephydel
 member, 656 posts
 Creative Ideas
 Real-Life Solutions
Thu 10 Oct 2013
at 06:21
Game Debugging Epic Fail....
Concerned Player A: I would like to report a bug in the game. I noticed that the game crashes every time I get hit by players who use Power Satanic Scroll and Demonic Fury Spear.

....

Concerned Player H: I am also reporting the same bug.

Online Game Admin: You should all stop complaining about players who use Power Satanic Scroll and Demonic Fury Spear. You should instead buy those items in the Real Cash Store.

This message was last edited by the user at 06:33, Thu 10 Oct 2013.

The Stray
 member, 83 posts
 When the Cat's a Stray
 the Mice will Pray
Thu 10 Oct 2013
at 06:33
Re: Game Debugging Epic Fail....
Dice roller, why do you hate my players so much? Seriously. I'm not trying to pick on this guy...but the dice roller has it in for him. He ALWAYS seems to get his with the most hideous amounts of damage. Every. Fruiting. Time. His soak rolls are blown. Every. Fruiting. Time. Why this particular player, Dice roller? WHY?
Wyrm
 member, 352 posts
Wed 16 Oct 2013
at 23:28
Re: Game Debugging Epic Fail....
This whole anti-bully refuse has not done anything to stop it. If anything, it just made it harder to combat and blurred the lines of right and wrong.
bobbofeet
 member, 122 posts
Mon 21 Oct 2013
at 18:01
Re: Game Debugging Epic Fail....
When I ask for repercussions on selling assets tied to our checking account, stating that there will be none, tells me that there will be NONE!

Telling me a week later that cash in our checking account is now no longer available to us because of said sale is a stupid repercussion!  That's why I asked!
Mustard Tiger
 member, 551 posts
Mon 21 Oct 2013
at 18:11
Re: Game Debugging Epic Fail....
So why exactly, do I have to drive over an hour and a half to a separate office to go to a 45 minute meeting with some high executive D-bag who doesn't even know who I am?

Why do I care?

Why should I care?

And thanks for making me also drive an hour and a half to work the second week of November, for two days of "Team building" BS. Never mind the fact that everyone in my department is essentially independent and autonomous, with no need for "teamwork" or anything else. Never mind the fact that two days of being unable to complete my regular workload is going to cause a pain-in-the-a** backlog, when we're already about to get backlogged since the government shutdown is over.

You're a low-level team leader: your only responsibilities are to approve my timesheet, conduct my performance appraisal once a quarter, approve my vacation, and fire me if I do something terrible. Why are you all of a sudden trying to act like a real manager?
Magic Pegasus
 member, 27 posts
 Better your best...
 Practice make Improvement
Mon 21 Oct 2013
at 21:02
Re: I hate life sometimes...
Not too long ago, at the end of the day, once class was over,

I had checked my bag for my purse so I can buy me something to eat...sadly...it was nowhere to be found. I tried remembering where I had it last, and ran back to the spot, only to see that it was gone. I became upset, and a bit angry, and then went to the lost and found office to see if anyone had returned a purse with the description I gave them, but they said no.

I continued coming back everyday, asking them over and over, until I decided to just give up, I knew then that I would never get it back, and to this day I still don't have it...Whatever I had in there was precious to me, but I have lost it...makes me sad since that was my most favorite purse I ever got.
bigbadron
 moderator, 14032 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Wed 6 Nov 2013
at 17:30
Re: I hate life sometimes...
Bah, people who lie about things, and other people who immediately condemn somebody having only heard one side of the story (and that side a lie).
Silverlock
 member, 73 posts
Thu 7 Nov 2013
at 20:05
Re: I hate life sometimes...
The head cold that WON'T go away.....
Newgirl2010
 member, 279 posts
Thu 7 Nov 2013
at 21:24
Re: I hate life sometimes...
In reply to Silverlock (msg # 607):

What is it with chatterboxes and A) always having their butts in my face, and B) doorways?
cero1
 member, 664 posts
Thu 7 Nov 2013
at 22:44
Re: I hate life sometimes...
Why can't laptops live longer than 3 years without having to completely change their innards and therefore having the proverbial 'same brush, with a brand new head and brand new handle...'??

Oh, thats right... Profits :/ Like I have £400 to do this every few years...
Wyrm
 member, 367 posts
Sun 10 Nov 2013
at 15:09
Re: I hate life sometimes...
Why can't Ikea use proper tools that everyone has, or can rig?
facemaker329
 member, 6048 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Sun 10 Nov 2013
at 17:39
Re: I hate life sometimes...
I thought it was just a sinus headache, earlier this week.  Now, a few days later, when my sinuses aren't totally congested?  Nope.  It's the tooth that I was hoping I'd be able to wait until the second half of the month to worry about.  At least it's one of my upper wisdom teeth...with any luck, it'll come out as easily as its twin on the other side of my head did.  But that's still gonna be a day or two away from work that my boss is gonna ride me about.
Bigun Eagle
 member, 69 posts
Thu 14 Nov 2013
at 01:33
Re: I hate life sometimes...
Getting a cold during my two busiest days of the week, not only am I miserable, but I'm getting way behind at work.
facemaker329
 member, 6068 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Tue 19 Nov 2013
at 05:21
Re: I hate life sometimes...
I got a lot of great things from my dad...but I wish he hadn't passed along his post-nasal drip.  While I'm over the worst of my cold, my sinuses are still not yet shifted out of overdrive...and all that gunk is draining down my throat and into my stomach.  Been queasy all day long because of it...almost lost my lunch on the way to go buy it.  Finally decided to try some of the 'you have to sign for it at the pharmacy counter because it can be cooked down to make meth' cold medicine in hopes that IT will slow the flow and let me get back to relatively normal again.
Evil Empryss
 member, 821 posts
Tue 19 Nov 2013
at 05:38
Re: I hate life sometimes...

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was moot, at 07:58, Tue 19 Nov 2013.

Dottie_V
 member, 90 posts
 The fifth in a series of
 odd things you saw today.
Tue 19 Nov 2013
at 08:54
Re: I hate life sometimes...
I shouldn't be this relieved about ending a game. I shouldn't be this happy to see certain players leave the table.

Blueberries.

I think GM-ing ruined rpgs for me and this makes me quite sad.
charlotteen
 member, 4 posts
Wed 20 Nov 2013
at 14:58
Re: I hate life sometimes...
sprained my wrist, it hurts and its my writing hand
Zephydel
 member, 658 posts
 Creative Ideas
 Real-Life Solutions
Thu 21 Nov 2013
at 10:27
I want brain damage?
Friend: You lost again. I think you should use another character.
Zephydel: I am really having a hard time beating your Zangief.
Friend: Yang is not really a good character against Zangief.

Thud!

Zephydel: Was that your son?
Friend: He is supposed to be sleeping right now.

Spin! Thud!

Zephydel: Is he giving himself a spinning pile driver on the couch?

Friend: Hey! Stop that! You might hurt yourself.
Son: I want spinning pile driver!
Friend: No. You might hurt your head.
Son: I am Kick Buttowski! I cannot get hurt!
Friend: No. You are not Kick Buttowski.
Son: I want spinning pile driver!
Friend: No. You might get brain damage!
Son: I want brain damage!
Friend: No. You might become a vegetable!
Son: I am not a vegetable! I want spinning pile driver, now!

Zephydel: Sigh...
Friend: Stupid Disney Channel....

This message was last edited by the user at 10:36, Thu 21 Nov 2013.

Silverlock
 member, 74 posts
Thu 21 Nov 2013
at 10:49
Re: Insomnia
Caused by work stress, injury pain, and a sick dog who has gobbled up all manner of treats given to said dog by spouse - same treats causing illness.  Spouse of course sleeps through all the bouts of dog being ill at both ends and subsequent multiple shampooing of carpets/washing of laundry.  Acts upset that I have disposed of treats causing the problem and imposed 'cruel' limits on what the dog eats until dog's digestive system recovers from illness.  Then spouse is shocked that I do not wish to go out for evening's entertainment when I've worked 19 hours the past two days on 5 hours worth of sleep.  Oh yes, on less than this divorces have been made.  Oh, and I can't call out on my shift today as I would be formally reprimanded, possibly suspended without pay, so add another 8-10 hours of work.
facemaker329
 member, 6077 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Mon 25 Nov 2013
at 04:10
Re: Insomnia
Well, this is a combination of vent and good stuff...

When I moved into this place...a decade ago...my landlord took off my storm windows and put up screens at the end of the first winter.  He never got around to putting the windows back up again after that.  The property's changed ownership two or three times since then...

The current landlord left part of the storage shed unlocked, and in poking around a little bit tonight, I discovered a pile of storm windows and screens.  This made me very happy, because I've really missed having storm windows in the wintertime (the insulation here is pretty pathetic as it is, only having a relatively cheap exterior door with screens on the other side does NOT help any).

Problem is, it's a fourplex.  That's EIGHT doors.  And two windows per door (though they're different sizes).  And the doors are not all perfectly uniform--as I found out tonight, after trying three different storm windows on my front door, none of which quite fit the door.

So, both my front and back doors now have one storm window and one screen...both the screens are pulling out of the frames.  And my experience with calling the property managers has been less than stellar...when the manager was living in the unit next door?  Things were great, stuff got taken care of, and I felt like bringing up problems would get a timely response.  The rest of the time?  Well, there's still a list of about ten or twelve things that the original owner was going to fix after I moved in, which have never had a second look (except from the one manager who lived next door...who said he'd be happy to come fix it if I could wait a couple of days, but since I'd been living with it for years, I told him there was no rush...and before he got around to those problems, he'd moved out and was replaced.)

Sick of the drafty doors...if I can't find storm windows that fit for the last two screens, I may just pull those frames out and put plastic over them.
Wyrm
 member, 389 posts
Sun 1 Dec 2013
at 05:59
Re: Insomnia
Lightweight Vent:
I worry about the Province (and possibly country) that feels it has to lock up it's stores of Ibuprofen at 8pm...
Zephydel
 member, 659 posts
 Creative Ideas
 Real-Life Solutions
Mon 2 Dec 2013
at 10:05
Dumb Reasons.... False Benefits....
Idiot: Can you babysit tonight? I need to go to a party tonight.
Neighbor: Again? Sorry, I cannot. I need to study for my final exam tomorrow.
Idiot: Do you like studying for that final exam?
Neighbor: Not really....
Idiot: Well... You can thank me later, girlfriend.
Neighbor: Why?
Idiot: I am giving you a good reason not to study for that final exam. It is a win-win deal.
Neighbor: I really need to study for that final exam.
Idiot: Which is more important, that final exam or the safety of my child?
Neighbor: Which is more important, that party or the safety of your child?
Idiot: What the...? Hey! I am the one asking questions here!
Neighbor: Honestly, I do not like the idea of babysitting your child while you go out partying.
Idiot: Are you calling me an irresponsible mother?
Neighbor: Honestly... Yeah... I am no longer interested in seeing my grades slip while enabling your being irresponsible.

Idiot: Zephydel can you....?
Zephydel: Nope.... I think you need to grow a spine and do it yourself....
Idiot: How dare you...!
Zephydel: Do you want me to call child protective services?

This message was last edited by the user at 10:33, Mon 02 Dec 2013.

Silverlock
 member, 76 posts
Tue 3 Dec 2013
at 10:51
Re:  The joys of a bad economy
Ah, yes, going to work again while being ill.  Why ?  Can't afford to lose my job.  There's no job to replace it at my age and my lack of good health, so I plan on working til I drop.  Seems to be the new healthcare plan in my current country anyway...
facemaker329
 member, 6089 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Fri 13 Dec 2013
at 02:05
Re:  The joys of a bad economy
Winter weather has finally begun to take its toll on my skin...at least on my hands.  Got home from work, noticed the skin on the back of one hand was coarse and almost flaky, so I put some lotion on.

That resulted in about five minutes of extreme discomfort as the nerve endings in all the areas where the skin was about ready to split flared up in pain.  It's back to normal again...but I'm gonna have to keep an eye on it.  Actually had spots on one hand that split and started bleeding, last winter...I do NOT want to go through that again...
Zephydel
 member, 660 posts
 Creative Ideas
 Real-Life Solutions
Fri 13 Dec 2013
at 11:14
False Activists
False Activist (posting some political article on Face Book): I really hate corrupt politicians.

Later, on the same day....

Zephydel: I will not help you create and design an online marketing campaign for a free-to-play game that secretly teaches children how to gamble.
False Activist: I think you should. Do you know who I am? I have political contacts that can shut down your company. I am one of the elite.
Zephydel: I think your so-called political contacts do not exist, unless they are a bunch of stupid pikers. I think they will turn against you, sooner or later. I think they will do so, after seeing how useless you are.

This message was last edited by the user at 11:36, Fri 13 Dec 2013.

ginny
 member, 184 posts
Sat 14 Dec 2013
at 23:04
Re: False Activists
Near blizzard like conditions and 10-18 inches of snow heading our way tonight.  :P  I really hate winter in the North East. *sigh* :(
tulgurth
 member, 49 posts
Sun 15 Dec 2013
at 17:44
PORN ON RPOL

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was against the forum rules, at 20:07, Sun 15 Dec 2013.

The_Blob
 member, 348 posts
Mon 16 Dec 2013
at 00:06
meh
self-proclaimed 'arbiters of morality' that get up on their soap-box...

that is all
facemaker329
 member, 6102 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Wed 18 Dec 2013
at 09:40
Re: meh
Holy crabapple jelly...I'm not even a GM in the game, and I've been inundated with people second-guessing the plotline that I'm currently sorta-steering (it's my idea, and it's a freeform game so the GM is letting me run with it...but it's not one of those 'anything goes' freeform games, everything I'm doing has been discussed at some length with the GM).

And it's not like this just came out of the blue.  I've been talking about this with other characters in the game, IC, in most of the posts I've made in the last three weeks.  There's a reason things are happening the way they're happening, and while I'm not promising that all will turn out well in the end, there's a whole lotta story left to go before this story arc, brief as it is, is resolved.  Stop whining about how your character has been 'humiliated' and learn a little from the story. (And, really...are you expecting a Marine Sergeant Major to NOT humiliate green troops?  Granted, I don't have any practical Marine Corps experience...but the very notion flies in the face of every story I've heard from friends who have been or are now in the Corps, not to mention pretty much every popular culture depiction of a Marine Corps sergeant.  They're not known for being kind and considerate.  Condescending, perhaps...but I'm not doing that.)

Or, y'know...we could just go ahead and say 'Enough's enough,' and the GM could go ahead and run your group into the planned situation, with just enough training to remember which end of the gun bullets come out of...against hardened troops who've been fighting for decades, and have their backs against the wall and are literally fighting for their very lives.  Then your character wouldn't be humiliated.

He'd be dead.
facemaker329
 member, 6107 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Thu 19 Dec 2013
at 22:30
More snow woes...
Got our second big winter storm of the season last night ('big' being a relative term...compared to what hit New England over the last week, this is trivial stuff).  If it had JUST snowed, I'd be fine.  But, no...it rained for a few hours before it cooled off enough to turn to snow.  So, now, I'm trying to clear three or four inches of heavy, wet snow, ON TOP OF an inch or so of slush.  My snowblower is worse than useless in this stuff...I'm stuck shoveling.

I'm one of the lucky ones.  A lot of people in this area got freezing rain, instead of just rain, so their snow is on top of a glassy sheet of ice...that's a sure-fire recipe for slips and falls.

So, Round One of snow removal is a draw.  I got the front and back walks shoveled completely (though it's still snowing so they're getting covered again), cleared a walkway down the driveway to the parking area (it's a fourplex...I'm the only resident able-bodied enough to shovel snow and the landlord can't be bothered to do it) and along the sidewalk out front.  I also got increasingly uncomfortable back spasms.  While I still have steam to keep shoveling, my body (my back, in particular) has declared it's done for a while.

Round Two, coming up in another hour or so, once some lunch and some ibuprofen have time to soak in.  We'll see how far I get on that one.
Silverlock
 member, 77 posts
Fri 20 Dec 2013
at 10:55
Re: Why I hate banks.
We used to have a nice local bank, had maybe five branches in the state.  It's been bought out by a mega bank and now....fined left and right for 'overdraft' when I have direct Blueberry deposit and I KNOW the money is there.  On the back of the holidays and two car repairs I don't have a slush fund at the mo, you devils in polyester, cut the working fool some slack !
swanbone
 member, 15 posts
Sat 21 Dec 2013
at 01:23
Re: Why I hate banks.
I feel grumpy about everything right now. This is my last day off until 2014 as far as I know, and it has not been relaxing.

Stressful issues with Fed Ex supposedly delivering an extremely expensive package at 6:06 (and getting a signature for it) yesterday. Of course, this did not happen. How do I know? The tree is right next to the front door and from 5-7:30 I was decorating it. Right there. Next to the front door. And a family member literally went on the porch every half an hour to check and see whether or not this package had arrived yet.

Irritated at somebody I play with for asking me to run them a SL-related scene, and theeeeen when we invite another player into the SL scene, first player deciding to snark and question some of my difficulty level decisions, as relates to the other player's rolls. My typical caveat for running those kinds of things is 'trust me, I won't always go by the book, I'll go by what makes sense to me, if you have a problem with this I won't be offended if we don't do this.' Both of them v. familiar with this. Both of them also play together a lot, so I took it as favoritism from the first player of a grump-inducing kind.

Also irritated at somebody else I play with for taking our characters' mutual backstory and adding a mega-ton of detail that I would NOT have been okay with. Of course, no head's up. I hear about all this stuff that happened in mutual backstory - IC. When another character is questioning mine about it. Whoops. Amnesia? Ugh.

Management at work has gone COMPLETELY insane and selfish and unbearable. 'Nuff said about that.

FAMILY is driving me insane.

I miss my best friend.

I have writer's block (perhaps because I'm stressed) and a deadline to meet in two days.

My phone is broken.

I miss my best friend. Argh.

And there is almost no food in the house, the car's tail lights are out and the side mirror fell off, so I can choose to walk to get food or I can eat some questionable-looking yogurt and cucumber slices.
charlotteen
 member, 5 posts
Sat 21 Dec 2013
at 10:39
Re: Why I hate banks.
I strongly dislike December
Brygun
 member, 1844 posts
 RPG since 1982
 Author, Developer
Mon 23 Dec 2013
at 00:38
Re: Why I hate banks.
Toronto power outage

Using auto power booster to charge cellphone to post this
Wyrm
 member, 400 posts
Mon 23 Dec 2013
at 01:15
Re: Why I hate banks.
Lower Ontario POwer outage. Boarding an annoying friend family to share what little heat and food available. Turning phone off to conserve power. Goodbye internet.
dark_angel
 member, 252 posts
Mon 23 Dec 2013
at 01:56
Re: Why I hate banks.
Here's hoping that karma will crap on the person who hit our van and then fled the scene. :D I hope they get their asses kicked good. Its 2 days before Christmas.
eternaldarkness
 member, 564 posts
 And the world shall fall
 into eternal darkness....
Mon 23 Dec 2013
at 15:59
Re: Why I hate banks.
Who fires someone two days before Christmas? I hope those bastards choke on a festive holiday fruitcake.
The_Blob
 member, 358 posts
Mon 23 Dec 2013
at 16:11
Re: Why I hate banks.
The December 23rd Obamacare Enrollment date...

...

what a clusterfruit
Mortixx
 member, 214 posts
Mon 23 Dec 2013
at 22:39
Re: Why I hate banks.
I got a mystery game popping up in my sticky list that i am also banned in. And now i got to wait till Jase has figured out the mystery and my OCD isnt coping with the bold red new post counter till it is resolved and there are holidays coming.

*twich twitch* ;-)
Heath
 member, 2571 posts
 If my opinion changes,
 The answer is still 42.
Tue 24 Dec 2013
at 00:17
Re: Why I hate banks.
Salary freezes for all our offices across the nation thanks to the increased health care premiums and costs created by Obamacare -- my secretary doesn't even get a raise.
Dottie_V
 member, 91 posts
 The fifth in a series of
 odd things you saw today.
Tue 24 Dec 2013
at 02:07
Re: Why I hate banks.
Pneumonia just before Christmas.

Ow.
The Stray
 member, 84 posts
 When the Cat's a Stray
 the Mice will Pray
Wed 25 Dec 2013
at 03:39
Re: Why I hate banks.
FML.

My car dies a fatal death two weeks ago. I pass a kidney stone that Friday, while also learning I have another just waiting to drop. Then, just tonight, the car I was borrowing from a friend stalls out, and it turns out to ALSO have been a fatal death. So now I have no car, and no car to borrow, and no prospects for getting a new car for work, and this month isn't even over yet.


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
FrozenMonkey
 member, 7 posts
Wed 25 Dec 2013
at 10:04
Just another standard day, I guess...
Covering an overnight shift for multiple Troops so partners can have Christmas with their kids...and just as the shift starts, I get a near-blinding headache, chills, fever, and body aches.

Seven hours down now, three to go until I get relieved. Christmas Eve flu seems a tradition around here, but it has spared me until this year. Yay me.
Wyrm
 member, 403 posts
Fri 27 Dec 2013
at 15:40
Re: Just another standard day, I guess...
I do not like having to go back on my belief, just because some one is a very bad parent.
Silverlock
 member, 78 posts
Sat 28 Dec 2013
at 08:50
Re: the Holiday Money Haemorrhage...
Both cars need work not once but twice.  Bank changes hands and looks for creative new ways to charge me overdraft fees so now must change banks.  New bank calls old bank/new owner and decides I'm high risk thanks to old bank/new owner so now stuck there.  Spouse's parents lose favourite pet and are left with horrible vet bill we can't even give a penny to help with.  Work management cannot comprehend that light duty does not mean I am to be given MORE work than able bodied people.  Oh, and a pay fall next month as Obamacare again sucks more money out of my cheque.  And the telephone charities have us on their Please Pester Hourly list.  Commute from work now a horrifying ordeal as construction has destroyed the roadway, so add an hour to the drive.  And find out that coworker is scamming the government for rent money, child care money, food money, you name it, because she CAN.  What DID I do in a previous life, slaughter nuns ?
acera
 member, 137 posts
Sun 29 Dec 2013
at 07:33
Re: the Holiday Money Haemorrhage...
I hate cutting hours, especially during the holidays :(

I also hate people who think they're too good to stand in line like everyone else >:|
belovedshadows
 member, 25 posts
Sun 29 Dec 2013
at 18:04
Re: the Holiday Money Haemorrhage...
Worked Christmas Eve, got called in to work Christmas, and now I am working New Years wth.
Brygun
 member, 1851 posts
 RPG since 1982
 Author, Developer
Sun 29 Dec 2013
at 18:12
Re: the Holiday Money Haemorrhage...
Vent, its in the bathroom. Lets the stinky air out.

(nothing but vents, vents... thread :-P )
Evil Empryss
 member, 884 posts
 Potato is my favorite
 color of the alphabet
Sun 29 Dec 2013
at 19:09
Re: the Holiday Money Haemorrhage...
Husband was out of work and out of state looking for a job, daughter was in the hospital, sewage was flooding the first floor of the house, and because I forgot to send my Mother-in-Law a fruiting Christmas card I am now the most horrible, thoughtless person ever born.  Didn't I know that she was sitting there, all alone on Christmas, just waiting for that card?!?!  Doesn't matter that she was supposed to be at her other son's home for the holidays, or that I maybe had a little bit of trouble to deal with here, or that I am the ONLY daughter-in-law (out of EIGHT!) who EVER gave her any attention and always makes time to help her when she needs someone, now I have ripped the frozen, withered heart from her chest and stomped it in the cold Florida mud.

This is why I hate family.  A husband and kids are hard enough to deal with at times, but extended family can be unbearable.
Werehunter
 member, 502 posts
Sun 29 Dec 2013
at 19:38
Re: the Holiday Money Haemorrhage...
I hate it when a turn in the weather completely ruins every plan you had for a day.  Once again, I have nothing to do today, which while relaxing is also very boring.
ginny
 member, 189 posts
Sun 29 Dec 2013
at 21:03
Re: the Holiday Money Haemorrhage...
Right.  Because we really need another 6-12 inches of snow :P

I hate winter.
ShadoPrism
 member, 315 posts
 Insane and loving it
Sun 29 Dec 2013
at 21:13
Re: the Holiday Money Haemorrhage...
Nasty cold rain in SC - 2 inches in under 4 hours of hard rain.
PrettyBirdie1
 member, 192 posts
 Bird-brained
 bird lover.
Mon 30 Dec 2013
at 04:49
I was dreaming of a white Christmas...
Alas, no snow this year... for the third year in a row. Texas, I love you but I wish you'd let me see snow once in a while.
nuric
 member, 2479 posts
Mon 30 Dec 2013
at 05:00
Re: I was dreaming of a white Christmas...

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was off-topic, at 05:15, Mon 30 Dec 2013.

Ihira
 member, 38 posts
Mon 30 Dec 2013
at 05:01
Re: I was dreaming of a white Christmas...

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was off-topic, at 05:14, Mon 30 Dec 2013.

Wyrm
 member, 404 posts
Mon 30 Dec 2013
at 11:08
Re: I was dreaming of a white Christmas...
Second ice related accident. Wish i was back in Texas.
facemaker329
 member, 6146 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Fri 3 Jan 2014
at 09:40
Re: I was dreaming of a white Christmas...
So...I might be pet-less again soon, and not by choice.  My bird's come down with something that doesn't match any of the diseases common to his variety, and not being able to identify the illness makes it difficult to treat it properly.  I left him with a friend of mine, because she's much better at animal care than I am...but he's just not recovering.

The most frustrating thing is not knowing what it is.  The diseases with symptoms that match what he's doing should have killed him shortly after Christmas (like, a day or two), if not on or before Christmas.

I hope he pulls through.  I've been home for a week without him, almost, and the place feels weird...every time I walk past his cage, I expect him to start fussing at me.  Every time I walk in the door, I expect to hear him fluttering his wings against the side of the cage (which drives me a little crazy, because of all the dander it kicks into the air, but I miss it, all the same).  I miss my roommate, noisy and dirty as he is...
HornetCorset
 member, 62 posts
Mon 6 Jan 2014
at 01:24
I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
I hate it when old feels dredge up like this. Why can't I look at school supplies without missing her carefree demeanor and undying compassion? She's just not who she used to be. I wish I could just accept that and move on.
facemaker329
 member, 6154 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Mon 6 Jan 2014
at 09:10
Re: I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
Migraines suck.  Sinus headaches that turn into migraines suck even more.  Time to eat something while I still have any appetite at all, take another big dose of ibuprofen, and pass out with an ice pack on my head.
pitademon
 member, 737 posts
Mon 6 Jan 2014
at 18:17
Re: I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

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Eggy
 member, 67 posts
Fri 10 Jan 2014
at 04:29
Re: I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
Hiccups and wracking coughs at once!
The_Blob
 member, 388 posts
Fri 17 Jan 2014
at 22:01
Re: I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was insulting, at 22:40, Fri 17 Jan 2014.

DarkwindStriker
 member, 594 posts
 Better known in many
 places as Gatewalker.
Sat 18 Jan 2014
at 20:00
Re: I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
Friend of mine killed himself yesterday. Guy who GMed a pathfinder game here for over a year, invited me into his longstanding group of friends, made sure nobody treated me like an outsider, had reasonable and open discussions about what we thought was good/bad in a game, received feedback gracefully even when it wasn't good, and was all around the most accommodating guy I knew. Mixed with occasionally being the most arrogant jerk that I knew, which was kinda funny that he managed to be both of these at once. Just...left his roommate/best bro to clean up after this and left messages for all of us that amount to "thanks for putting up with me for so long". To the end he never believed any of us actually liked him, just tolerated him. Wish I'd known he was feeling more than "frustrated at his job" was all the venting he did around me, maybe I could have done something. But there were folks closer to him then me he didn't let in enough to help, so what could I have done.

Venting about that in this thread instead of the other one to not have a page of condolences for folks to sift through, suffice to say I understand and thanks. For those who know me, or those who don't and are the types to worry about random internet dudes anyway, I'll be fine. I'm not the dead guy or his roommate that he left to clean up the mess, after all.

EDIT: By here I mean local, not on RPoL.

This message was last edited by the user at 20:01, Sat 18 Jan 2014.

facemaker329
 member, 6200 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Thu 30 Jan 2014
at 04:52
Re: I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
So...the bird that I rescued (found in my driveway, with a broken wing) eight years ago...who's been the single most regular thing in my life since then...is all-but-dead and not expected to make it through the night.  No idea what happened to him...just, back around Christmas, he started getting really listless, lost all semblance of coordination, lost a scary amount of weight...I have a friend who used to be a vet tech, for several years, she figured out a dosage of antibiotics to give him to treat the most common culprits in pigeon deaths, and for a few weeks, he seemed to be rallying, started getting more active, putting on some weight, and a little over a week ago, I almost brought him back home (she lives an hour and a half away, and I didn't really have a three-hour timeslot open for a drive to get him, plus I was concerned that the shock of relocating him again might give him a setback.)

Well, she called about an hour ago.  He's not dead yet...but he hasn't moved all day, hasn't eaten anything...he's getting cold...just sitting there in the bottom of his cage, doing nothing but breathing.  She honestly hadn't expected him to make it through the day, when she left to go to work...but she's pretty certain that, barring the most miraculous turnaround in condition she's ever seen, he's not bouncing back from this.

Eight years is a long time to have something be a daily part of your life.  After that much time, I finally felt like I was starting to understand his behaviors a bit...like the fact that his tendency to nip at my hand when I fed him was not territoriality.  The only way he can grab something and try to pull it further into the cage is with his beak, and when I started letting him pull my hand around, so many other aspects of his behavior changed...

Gonna miss you, Ed.  You've been a good roommate.  A little messy, yes, and sometimes demanding and noisy and even a little cantankerous, but also highly entertaining (I never knew a chain of safety pins could provide so much entertainment for a bird...and I still grin to myself when I think about the number of times you narrowly missed my head and crashed into my computer screen...)  I console myself with the thought that, in the life to come, you'll once again be able to fly high and far, unburdened with the limitations of that once-broken wing.
Silverlock
 member, 81 posts
Mon 3 Feb 2014
at 02:08
Re: Yep, finally lost it.
Had a panic attack at work in the face of pain from my work-related injury, suddenly getting a pile of work dumped on me that clearly violated my light duty restrictions, and the kicker - being told that I was of value as a human being employed there with all evidence to the contrary.  Oh, did I mention the bullying attempt by our resident bully ?  And the fact that we have no heat or water in the building ?  In Winter ?  We're relying on portable heaters and water jugs and watching to see what pipes burst next.  Always a delight, and snow is forecast again for tonight, so my boss will have a paid snow day off whilst I am struggling to get to work in a car with a bad engine problem....
JxJxA
 member, 16 posts
Wed 5 Feb 2014
at 00:15
Fortune, she is fickle
My first big vacation in a long time is coming up, and I was really excited despite having a nasty tumble off of my bike last week (thanks bus that wasn't looking) where I smashed my nose and face into the pavement, sprained both of my wrists, and tore up my arm. It didn't matter that it was a ski/snowboard trip, because I figured there were other things I could do in the snow. I'm from San Diego, and the trip is to Hokkaido, so me + snow = childlike wonder. Plus, there are hot springs, snow festival statues, and other cool stuff.

Of course, today I wake up feeling like a horde of greater snot demons has taken up residence in my brain, throat, and lungs. It's Wednesday where I am, and I fly out Friday. I'm hoping I feel better soon, but the last time I was sick here it lingered for two weeks. Based on how I feel, I don't know if I even want to go anymore. x_x
Bigun Eagle
 member, 72 posts
Tue 18 Feb 2014
at 00:34
Re: Fortune, she is fickle
To the [Expletive] that came up with the idea to sell shrinkwrapped, tissue thin loose leaf paper as college textbooks... I sincerely hope that as punishment you are forced to endure your own idiotic idea for the rest of your natural life.

Oh... you have to get your own [Expletive] binder as well. And may all of the holes punched in YOUR books also be so far into the page that they bind in the center of the books.

Hanging you would be far too good for you.
st_nougat
 member, 291 posts
Fri 21 Feb 2014
at 17:40
Re: Fortune, she is fickle
Seriously?  This project was DONE.  Done, ready for review.

Bill of material: Done!
Detail prints: All Done!
Review and approval: All Fraggin' Done

Today: I want you to make this change, and that change and do this and that to it.

Ok I understand changing the sensor because we are going with the new standard and that's easy.  but everything else: WHY THE HECK DIDN'T YOU SAY YOU WANTED IT THIS WAY 2 DAYS AGO WHEN I COULD HAVE DONE IT IN THE FIRST PLACE INSTEAD OF HAVING TO DO IT AND MAKE SURE THE BOM AND DETIAL PRINTS ARE UPDATED AND CORRECT.

seriously?
snajones
 member, 10 posts
Fri 21 Feb 2014
at 18:12
Re: Fortune, she is fickle
Don't forget - we sent a memo about the new cover sheet for the TPS reports.
st_nougat
 member, 300 posts
Fri 28 Feb 2014
at 17:44
Re: Fortune, she is fickle
please for the love of all that is good:

I do NOT want to hear about your child's POOP

can potty training not be work appropriate conversation?

please?
Silverlock
 member, 82 posts
Sun 2 Mar 2014
at 21:28
Re: More Delightful News
Is being unemployed better than a job that costs you an arm, your hair, your health and your sanity ?  When the job keeps you from becoming homeless...well, I'd like my job back.

And can we stop having elder relatives with health problems requiring us to travel....I can't fix their problems and the costs of travel are crippling.
Eggy
 member, 110 posts
Mon 3 Mar 2014
at 20:31
Re: More Delightful News
Got my transcription test results today. I want to kick myself. I wrote the same word twice on one of the paragraphs. Why did I do that? :(
Senbazuru
 member, 36 posts
Mon 3 Mar 2014
at 20:43
Re: More Delightful News
More ice and snow nnnoooo. People here always get so ridiculous and drive so badly at the slightest bit of snow, like they've never seen it before. Frozen water makin' people act a fool. :I
ShadoPrism
 member, 417 posts
Mon 3 Mar 2014
at 22:02
Re: More Delightful News
dropping temperatures and sleet all over my deck - makes me want to cry, the deck exit is the only straight path to the parking areas and its to slippery to walk on.
It's March, it's not supposed to get this cold in the south.
pitademon
 member, 756 posts
Tue 4 Mar 2014
at 06:27
Re: More Delightful News

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was moot, at 08:00, Tue 04 Mar 2014.

JxJxA
 member, 24 posts
Tue 4 Mar 2014
at 07:03
Re: More Delightful News
You wouldn't think having a real-life Hyacinth Bucket as a friend would be that bad of a thing, but somehow it is...

I can't say anything to my friends because I don't want to hurt her feelings.

However...

SHUT THE FALAFEL UP!!!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098837/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Eggy
 member, 111 posts
Tue 4 Mar 2014
at 08:47
Re: More Delightful News
I think my roommate stopped the washer.

I went to the laundry room and saw the washer in use. I returned an hour and a half later. The washer was empty and the dryer was in use. I got my laundry, popped it in and turned it on. I use a kitchen timer when I do my laundry because I can't hear when the machine stops from my end of the house. When I got back to the washer, it was stopped on the wash cycle and the clothes were soaking in cold water. The dryer was empty.

I am annoyed, but I don't want to ask him about it now. I think he's asleep.
pitademon
 member, 757 posts
Tue 4 Mar 2014
at 16:12
Re: More Delightful News

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facemaker329
 member, 6299 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Thu 6 Mar 2014
at 07:55
Re: More Delightful News
I knew it was coming, but I'm still annoyed about it...

Trying to get enough of a midnight snack to be able to sleep through the night without going to the trouble of making a full meal...bit down on something, felt an unexpectedly hard chunk of something in the middle of what I was chewing.

Turns out it was the one filling that I've had for most of my adult life (it's recently gotten quite a bit of company, but twenty years with no insurance and not enough income to pay dental bills will do that to you...)  I have an appointment later this month, already, and I was going to have them take a look at that tooth because it had chipped behind the filling...now debating if I can wait three weeks to get it fixed or if I should set up an earlier appointment (not like I have a lot of time for it right now, anyway...)
facemaker329
 member, 6325 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Mon 24 Mar 2014
at 20:12
Re: More Delightful News
Huh...ironic, this one follows directly on the last one...

Just got home from the dentist...regular six-month check-up.  Since I'm still dealing with periodontal issues, that involves a periodontal check-up, along with the cleaning.  AND I had to get an X-ray for the tooth with the missing filling.  AND it had another cavity in it.

So, after forty-five minutes of alternating periods of watching Kung Fu Panda 2 (with no sound) while listening to the 'soothing strains' of whatever easy-listening channel they'd found (better than what the dentist we had when I was a kid would listen to, but still nowhere close to my favorite musical styles) and the sounds of the other patients, I've arrived home with two fillings in the same tooth...and for some odd reason, I feel numb in places I don't ever remember being numb when I came home from the dentist before.

Like, my ear.  Which itches, but because I can't feel it, I can't scratch the itch.

To top all that off, I found out I have a bunch of NEW cavities (yes, I know, I really should stop drinking soda).  Seems like every time I'm almost to the point where I can start to stabilize my finances, I have some kind of emergency...my car breaks down, I have dental work done, my horse needs veterinary care (no longer a problem, as I don't have a horse anymore, sadly).  It'd be nice to get ahead for at least a couple of months...
shady joker
 member, 1517 posts
Tue 25 Mar 2014
at 01:09
Re: More Delightful News
Walmart never has regular chocolate Pocky sticks. They only hae the groddy Strawberry Pocky sticks. The chocolate is always sold out before I get there. This has happened 9 times in a row. Raaaaaahhhh!! Shady smash!
Dottie_V
 member, 98 posts
 The fifth in a series of
 odd things you saw today.
Tue 25 Mar 2014
at 01:44
Re: More Delightful News
If you cat call at my adolescent sisters in my presence, yes, I will threaten to slash your tires you piece of strudel. Maybe next time you'll remember to show a bit decency to strangers, regardless of their gender, when you're on the street.
Eco Cola
 member, 167 posts
Tue 25 Mar 2014
at 22:28
Hooray for short term memory!
Lost my wireless mouse at school, since i am a forgetful mother fruiter, hooray! i'm just glad my mouse redundancy runs thrice, so i get to use some old optical hp mouse, at least i have one though i suppose.
Hunter
 member, 1239 posts
Tue 25 Mar 2014
at 22:36
Re: More Delightful News

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DarkwindStriker
 member, 602 posts
 Better known in many
 places as Gatewalker.
Sat 29 Mar 2014
at 04:50
Re: More Delightful News
His ashes were scattered today, since they weren't ready by the time we had the service. So his closest friends opted to wait until his birthday. Today.

This was ripping a scab off of a wound...but the wound underneath isn't bleeding anymore. It's healing, slowly but surely, and I can tell a time will come that this won't affect me anymore.

Putting this here because it's the topic I put his suicide in. I can't tell if this is a vent or a good thing or...just something else entirely.
st_nougat
 member, 310 posts
Fri 4 Apr 2014
at 14:12
Re: More Delightful News
you know what?

you really, really, shouldn't have 2 different revisions of the same part in the same assembly
facemaker329
 member, 6337 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Fri 4 Apr 2014
at 16:20
Re: More Delightful News
Well...replaced the clutch in my car.  We weren't sure that was the problem...took it apart and found out it was.  Or, at least, we thought it was (it was a problem, the old clutch was all but completely gone).  But when we put everything back together, it was still doing the same thing it was doing before.

And I won't have time to work on it until next week.  And my friend needs his garage back VERY soon because he's gotta fix something on his show-car before he hauls it to Vegas in a couple of weekends.  I hope the rest of the repairs can be done in a night, because I hate feeling like I'm the one people are waiting on.
shady joker
 member, 1531 posts
Fri 4 Apr 2014
at 18:22
Re: More Delightful News
Some FRUITING secretary went on lunch before I checked into the doctor's office. This made me check in 20 Minutes late and the doctor made me reschedule my visit.
brother_1
 member, 133 posts
 Knowing is 1/2 the battle
 the other 1/2 is violence
Sun 6 Apr 2014
at 06:43
Re: More Delightful News
Went gaming at a friend's house this evening and when I got ready to leave I discovered that all 4 tires on my vehicle had been slashed.

I didn't think my GMing was that bad.
kouk
 member, 369 posts
Sun 6 Apr 2014
at 07:04
Re: More Delightful News

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was moot, at 07:16, Sun 06 Apr 2014.

Silverlock
 member, 84 posts
Sun 6 Apr 2014
at 22:12
Re: More Delightful News
Ah, yes, when a coworker -who has nothing to gain- stabs you in the back and costs you several days pay....it's just so special.  When the same coworker gets caught by you NOT doing their job properly....it's not important to management at all, is it ?  Double standards, what fun.  Whatever did I do in a previous life to deserve this kind of bad luck ?
Zephydel
 member, 661 posts
 Creative Ideas
 Real-Life Solutions
Sun 6 Apr 2014
at 23:04
The idiot puts the lotion on your bread basket....
Zephydel: I need to return the bagels I bought a few minutes ago. They smell and taste funny.
Baker: I see. You are the ninth customer who told me that.
Customer: I also need to return these bagels. They smell like lotion.
Baker: Lotion? Oh crap!
Zephydel: What is wrong?
Baker: I hired a new baker a few weeks ago. I caught that baker putting lotion on his hands before kneading some dough.
Customer: That is serious. You should fire him. Someone might get food poisoning.
Baker: I will. He is starting to ruin my business.
eternaldarkness
 member, 673 posts
 And the world shall fall
 into eternal darkness....
Thu 10 Apr 2014
at 23:11
/Facepalm
That RPoL player who says they won't join a game they've been explicitly invited to because they don't know the system....then requests a GM for the exact same system the next day.

/Facepalm

This message was last updated by the user at 23:12, Thu 10 Apr 2014.

CuteSue
 member, 125 posts
 Morsmordre
Thu 10 Apr 2014
at 23:59
Re: /Facepalm
In September of last year my work went into bankruptcy, by December I was without a job, I decided to move to another country to look for work in January, because a lot of stores, chains and firms either went into bankruptcy or downsized in my old country. Anyway, New country new opportunities right

First thing that happened, chipped a tooth, it doesn't hurt, but I have to be careful when I chew, I cannot afford to get it fixed, been applying to many many jobs, not gotten any.

Now it's April, suddenly my old country decides that I have a job (I do not) so they won't pay without work support. I still have no job, today I realized my bank-account is empty, it's so empty it doesn't even have dust in it.

*Bangs head in wall repeatedly*

Credit card still has a few euroes on it, but not enough to get myself home

I am to blame, I took a risk, doesn't seem to pan out, but I still get to curse at whomever has been messing with my future, who the fruiting banana decided I needed to be without a job to go to? I need to banana split someone with a rusty rake soon, because I can't take it, the soul-crushing frustration of knowing it all wen't straight to banana
eternaldarkness
 member, 674 posts
 And the world shall fall
 into eternal darkness....
Sat 12 Apr 2014
at 03:37
Re: /Facepalm
Some people are just needlessly jerky on RPoL. You can't just say you don't like a concept in an RTJ, you have to throw personal insults out too.

The funny part is, your unnecessary jerkishness lost you a really good player(not me). I just wish RPoL rules didn't forbid me from putting you on blast publicly for being such a.... well, you know.

This message was last edited by the user at 03:37, Sat 12 Apr 2014.

facemaker329
 member, 6354 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Sun 13 Apr 2014
at 18:25
Re: /Facepalm
Look, if you're going to try and recruit local help with your big project at the convention, you REALLY need to actually communicate with them in a timely fashion...

I sent the pics you asked for...to the email address you gave me four times on the phone AND texted to me that night.  And I haven't heard a thing from you since then...no acknowledgment of receipt, and now that it's two days after you said you were going to make decisions and I STILL haven't heard anything from you, I'm finding myself questioning whether you've got the level of professionalism that you're trying to sell to people.  I realize you're probably crazy-busy with getting ready and organizing stuff and all...but the rest of us also have schedules we have to plan and we can't just up and change things at the last minute in many cases.

I'm willing to wait one more day...and then if you contact me after that, I'm just gonna say, "Sorry, I assumed, since you said you were deciding Friday and I hadn't heard anything by Monday--and I have to be ready to go by Thursday, that you'd ruled me out of consideration...I'm not available anymore."  That's a lot of money to walk away from...but if this is any indicator of how you treat the people you work with, the money's not worth it.
Shei-kun
 member, 803 posts
 A Giant Shei draws near!
 Fight-Magic-Item-Flee
Wed 16 Apr 2014
at 01:13
Fruiting Sorbet
I lost my limited edition Fire Emblem: Awakening 3DS Saturday.  I can't find it anywhere in my house or my car.  I called the movie theater and nobody turned it in.

It's just gone.
Silverlock
 member, 85 posts
Wed 16 Apr 2014
at 08:02
There is such a thing as Common Sense.....
A secondary job with minimal income potential had better not be two hours driving distance for a 45 minute task....  Surely the friend who requested my help would look up the locations on a map, or google it or something, before accepting a task that pays less than the fuel required to transport us to the location ?
jait
 member, 305 posts
Thu 17 Apr 2014
at 08:53
Your RTJ with a dash of Fatalistic Impatience
I know it's difficult to believe... but some people here on RPOL don't sit at the keyboard refreshing their game every five minutes just waiting RTJ applications.  Some of us--I know it's hard to believe--have to go away to work.  I know!  Shocker!

Hey!  I'm pleased you submitted a RTJ!  Applying to a game is cool!   Following it up less than ten-hours later with a message chiding me for not responding... Not cool.

At least give it a day before you get all impatient.  And, hey! A polite inquiry almost always works better than a passive-aggressive poor-me inference.
Dottie_V
 member, 103 posts
 The fifth in a series of
 odd things you saw today.
Thu 24 Apr 2014
at 20:19
?
Had to put my dog to sleep today and people still want me to smile and cheer up.

Go fall in a ditch, you prune.
OceanLake
 member, 778 posts
Fri 25 Apr 2014
at 00:13
Re: ?

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was moot, at 13:07, Fri 25 Apr 2014.

Silverlock
 member, 87 posts
Sun 11 May 2014
at 21:36
Re: Life and Death
All right, I know I work in a satellite office of Hades.  I know what to expect there.  So, after the death of one relative, followed by the hospice entrance of another, effectively cutting my family in half, not to mention my own health issues, I get from my boss, "My, you're handling this well."  and then assigns me to mop the floor, can't say I was shocked.

And the little darling 20-something sits there and plays with his smart phone, watching me mop the floor.  He had nothing to do so he did...nothing.  I expect him to be promoted into a supervisory position soon.

Oh, and according to management, family leave stops once the person dies, never mind anything you might have to do such as go to courts, lawyers, etc, etc.  I am told there is Karma...what good deeds did these daemons do, to get to be MY bosses, and what did -I- do in a previous life to get THIS ?
facemaker329
 member, 6377 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Mon 12 May 2014
at 07:28
Re: Life and Death
Man, that was some kinda bug...not sure what it was, exactly, or where I caught it, but it really snuck up on me.  I thought I was just having really bad allergies, couldn't get my sinuses to stay unstuffed long enough to get a good deep breath, etc...

Got to the last couple of days of the week and found myself down with a 101 degree fever.  Spent the last three and a half days in bed, unconscious or only partly conscious for most of the time...first time since mid-week I've been online.  Glad to say I feel massively better.

Still trying to decide just how I feel about the game that dumped me for failure to post often enough.  Yeah, I'm one of those who generally says, "How hard could it be to make time to get on and at least post 'Hey, I'm not well'..."  However, I'm also one who doesn't get sick very often...when I do, it tends to come on hard and fast and it hits me hard.

I understand the GM's perspective.  Still trying to decide just how I feel about getting the boot, because I was certainly less than thrilled with what the GM had managed to set in motion for me in the game.
Eggy
 member, 161 posts
Sun 18 May 2014
at 04:23
Re: Life and Death
Typed game notes on Scratchpad. Accidentally clicked Back just before I was finished.
trabian
 member, 81 posts
Sun 18 May 2014
at 11:28
Re: Life and Death
Positions of teamleader open up. I'm told that only people with the necessary skills are eligible. One of which is bilingual, in our native language and french.
The only things necessary are a few personality tests. Purely a formality I'm told. Still, I ask around with the existing teamleaders. They tell me not to worry and just be truthful.

I'm not selected for the position. Not too bad, because atleast the other one that was as capable as me was selected for the position. I congratulate him, shrug and continue work. Later on the day, I'm told that there are 4 people selected.
One speaks a passable french, but his knowledge of our procedures sucks and he's really old. Basically he pulled the sympathy card and told a few people he knew well in HR, 'If I'm not selected, I quit." and seeing as they felt sorry for him he got in.

The other two are native french speakers. No worries, I think, but then it becomes clear that one literally only knows 3 words of our language. That and he's rather new and tends be a pineapple to customers and can barely start up a pc on his own. After two days they put him back as a normal worker.

the last one simply refuses to utter a word in our native language, and tends to ignore half of the workers, when they need assistance.

Usually I'm someone who lets things that can't be helped just be, and grind my teeth and move on. However literally 20 people and about 4 of the already existed teamleaders ask me why I wasn't selected.
I had no clue, so I went and asked, slightly pressured by the constant questions.

About the third of the tests were about conflict resolution. They told me not to think too hard on the questions and just follow. Seeing as I didn't really have a professional history of conflict resolution, except of calming down customers, I tend to rate myself rather low on questions like "are you experienced at resolving disputes?"
In the other questions I responded that I like to take a calm and objective look at the situations. This outlook has worked well with both my collagues and customers so far.

For some reason they deduced that I was a spineless guy who liked to evade conflicts, because I didn't want to involve myself in conflicts.

after talking with someone of HR over, she basically said "well, you really sold yourself short on that test. We know that the questions aren't always clear, but it costs to much to get new ones."

anger at myself and the situation was kind of high. I still surprised myself I didn't fly in a rage. But due to my big fruity mistake, I'm still a normal worker. When inquiring why those others were selected, I basically got the answer that they had sponsor willing to vouch for them. Nobody vouched for me because those apples didn't think it was necessary, and thus they needed to take the test results into accounts.

Sorry for the long rant.
Wyrm
 member, 465 posts
Fri 30 May 2014
at 21:14
Re: Life and Death
I do not like people i don't know invited to my house by someone i don't like without my permission.
shady joker
 member, 1578 posts
Fri 30 May 2014
at 22:04
Re: Life and Death
I hate having to read subtitles all the time for Japanese shows because it strains my eyes.
Noxatrum
 member, 81 posts
Sun 1 Jun 2014
at 00:51
Re: Life and Death
I dislike artists who can't keep things professional when you've paid them for a service. Especially ones who are also friends but can't keep the two separate.

I especially dislike ones who think they own you simply because you've commissioned them in the past. Particularly if they think they can tell you who you can spend money on for commissions. I'm sorry, I thought it was MY money. Not yours.

This anger has been brought on by a recent issue where they came into a stream with another mutual artist friend and saw I'd purchased something, threw a huge hissy fit, and flounced out. THEN decided to stream but blatantly stated that they wouldn't be streaming my paid for commissions even though it was the agreed upon date because I am, apparently, a horrible person and a traitor.

Yes, keep that up pal. It won't be long before I report you to paypal and get the payment reversed if I keep seeing others get their art who paid after I did.
cero1
 member, 1092 posts
Sun 1 Jun 2014
at 01:57
Re: Life and Death
I really fruiting hate hypocrites... Big ol' hypocrites.

You, anonymous hypocrite, calling people out in the manner you did with me is going to make more people turn against what you're all about than support you. I am now fine to say I am idealogically opposed to you by how you outed what kind of person you are in your completely hypocritical language and manner. I do not want to be on the same page as you on any matter and you deserve to fall in a deep hole.

Good day... *flips over table on the way out*
shady joker
 member, 1579 posts
Sun 1 Jun 2014
at 17:51
Re: Life and Death
I hate Bing Rewards. This is the 3rd time I redeemed a reward offer and did not get my gift card.
Eggy
 member, 186 posts
Sun 1 Jun 2014
at 18:16
Re: Life and Death
Trivial Vent: My favourite candy shop has stopped selling Cinnamon Bears. They've been replaced by Cherry Bears.

Nothing gold can stay.
Wyrm
 member, 467 posts
Tue 3 Jun 2014
at 16:51
Re: Life and Death
It sucks when the bar is always moved. Rules come and go with the only logic is someone is irrirated.
SWolfe
 member, 15 posts
Tue 3 Jun 2014
at 19:20
Re: Life and Death
I'm in serious need of distractions at work today, and nobody is posting in any of my games!!!!!
Dottie_V
 member, 107 posts
 The fifth in a series of
 odd things you saw today.
Tue 3 Jun 2014
at 21:41
Re: Life and Death
I get attached too quickly and it's probably going to kill me as the days go by.
JxJxA
 member, 42 posts
Tue 10 Jun 2014
at 08:32
Re: Life and Death
Having to say goodbye to the person who makes your soul sing when you're with her, and not being sure of you'll ever see her again.

This message was last edited by the user at 08:33, Tue 10 June 2014.

Silverlock
 member, 88 posts
Mon 16 Jun 2014
at 03:59
Re: Frenemy
All right, Frenemy, you lied to me and told me you needed me to help you out this Saturday, when you had five other friends to help you with your little craft show, carrying your stuff about, the amount of which was FAR more than you led me to believe.  I explained I couldn't help you out at the exact time you requested (sometime in the middle of the day) as I was busy helping my spouse pack up the inlaws' estate.  You played the blame game and told me how I had sacrificed time spent with YOU and instead selfishly helped my spouse.......the only sacrifice I can now see is me spending one more minute talking to you, ever.  And no mystery why two of your other abused friends failed to show up to help - only mystery is why ANYONE came to help you at all.  To top it off was the 'required' uniform to be your assistant mule....and your deep indignation that I dared say 'no' to you. And now you are claiming all sorts of slander upon me....something is terribly wrong with you.
Merevel
 member, 350 posts
 Gaming :-)
 Very unlucky
Mon 16 Jun 2014
at 04:14
Re: Frenemy
The feeling that, no matter what I do, no matter what I try. I get kicked back 1.9 spaces for every 2 I go forward.
Sir_Chivalry
 member, 134 posts
Mon 16 Jun 2014
at 04:20
Re: Frenemy

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was moot, at 04:23, Mon 16 June 2014.

cero1
 member, 1119 posts
Mon 16 Jun 2014
at 07:27
Re: Frenemy
A 'friend' of mine was apparently assigned the role of getting in touch with me when my group of friends went to the cinema and to avoid seeing me they purposely did not... :|

What a coconut move of them...
Merevel
 member, 351 posts
Mon 16 Jun 2014
at 13:54
Re: Frenemy

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was moot, at 14:28, Mon 16 June 2014.

HornetCorset
 member, 167 posts
Wed 18 Jun 2014
at 01:20
Hard facts
So, I just found out that my favorite ability that this one character of mine has cannot be used by that particular character. The GM said that I could keep it and gave perfectly good lore reasons related to my character why, but I'm not sure I'll ever be able to glean the same level of enjoyment out of it as I have in the past. That makes me sad.
Wyrm
 member, 482 posts
Tue 24 Jun 2014
at 20:56
Re: Hard facts
Starring a countdown timer for when it is legal to punch the roomates kid in the face.
Noxatrum
 member, 82 posts
Thu 26 Jun 2014
at 04:45
Re: Hard facts
Health issues. Tons of them, all at once.

Having to do some screening and tests to see if I've got something really bad that I don't even want to put into words, or if it's something more mild and just annoyingly similar in symptoms.

Also dropping weight off in far too short a time. 2 pant sizes in a week is frightening and I hope we can figure out what is wrong because I feel like death.
facemaker329
 member, 6402 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Thu 26 Jun 2014
at 06:13
Just stick to the plan, guys...
FINALLY...two and a half months after it was supposed to happen...the floor has been redone at work.  All started because I felt it was ridiculous that the floor should be in that condition in the first place...so I bought some wood filler and started filling in all the holes where the finish had peeled up and taken out slivers and shards of wood, or where people had thumped stuff on the floor so hard they'd made dents in it.

That all needed to be sealed, somehow, of course...so I sent a request up the chain of command about what needed to happen to do that.  The initial plan was, maintenance would get us the equipment, we'd have to do the labor.  Fine, no problem...I've never finished a floor before but I'm pretty generally handy and if I know the theory behind something, I can usually figure out how to make it happen.

Then they decided they were renting equipment to do a floor somewhere else, so they'd do ours at the same time.  No problem...we got the floor ready for them to work on before the decided date, and waited.

No-show.  Call to find out.  The other floor wasn't ready yet, so they hadn't rented the device.  Fine...when will it be ready?  We'll let you know.  Okay, well, the floor needs to be done by this date, so we can rehearse on it.  No problem...

That date comes...and goes...no-show.  Another call.  Other floor's still not ready.  Rehearsals are happening, will it be ready by this weekend?  Should be...

We clear all their gear after the last rehearsal, get everything ready again.  And another no-show, with another call...they have the machine, they just couldn't get a crew (prior to this time, they always had a crew, they just didn't have the machine...)  Another week of rehearsals, all the stuff gets taken down again...

This time, they show up...and do about a third of the floor.  Apparently, they weren't expecting to have to strip the old finish off the floor and it was gumming up their machine, so they quit partway through.  But they'll be back in a few days with a stripping compound...in the meantime, can I sand all the places where I put down the filler?  The job will go faster that way...so I immediately drop everything and take care of that.

Two weeks later, they come in to start working on the floor...without the stripping compound.  Apparently, they've found something that doesn't require taking the old finish all the way down to bare wood, so they just need to scuff the floor to make it stick (floor's plenty scuffed already, but whatever).  Now the OTHER show is rehearsing on it, dancing for four hours each day...so they can't finish it.  We'll call them when rehearsals are done, they'll leave everything there, and that way, they can come in and get it all done right away.

Rehearsals were over three weeks ago.  Nobody was doing anything.  I've used floor buffers before, so I said 'screw it' and buffed the floor.  Found the floor stripper that had gotten dropped off sometime, put that down, and buffed the floor again.  Told my boss to pin down the guy in charge of the project for maintenance, because we needed an applicator to put the finish down (I called him last week, he said he'd drop one off...still not there...)  My boss informs me that the guy in question is out of town.

At that point, my patience is shot.  I go to Home Depot and buy an applicator and come back and put down the new finish.  It's not a perfect job, but it's leaps and massive bounds beyond what we had before.  If they'd just left all the stuff there, in the first place, like was the original plan, it would have been done by the middle of April.

Thanks guys...good to know exactly where we stand on your priority list...(and people wonder why I've gotten in the habit of just going ahead and tackling projects for our department without contacting the 'proper' departments to do them for us...)
Mystic-Scholar
 member, 8 posts
Sat 28 Jun 2014
at 00:45
Re: Just stick to the plan, guys...
I hate it when Players show up, go through the act of creating their character, post two, or three times . . . and then up and disappear.

Why do they bother?
ShadoPrism
 member, 555 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Sat 28 Jun 2014
at 01:50
Re: Just stick to the plan, guys...
I hate it when a GM ok's my character (sometimes after a few changes) then comes back later, after I am already in the game and tells me 'you can't have this ability any more, change it to this instead' then later when I can use the ability they insisted I take, they tell me I can't use it. (has happened a couple of times with different GMs over the past couple years).
Or tells me to roll up a new character along a set limit then boots me out cause the character does not meet what they want (not that they ever tell you what they want or even return your PMs to tell you that - just Ignores you.)
PsychoJester
 member, 290 posts
 Why so serious?
Thu 3 Jul 2014
at 03:48
Re: Just stick to the plan, guys...
Sometimes the rules of this place make me want to bang my head against a wall. I post for advice in in the advice forum, but then it gets moved because of the mention of source material. >_< Makes me wonder how am I supposed to get advice on a game without talking about the game? The names here can be so misleading. Oh well.
st_nougat
 member, 370 posts
Wed 16 Jul 2014
at 20:47
Re: Just stick to the plan, guys...
more boss vents

and both within the past hour.

I had to rework a part fixture and I told the boss "Hey these 2 parts aren't the same but if we put something here instead of there it will work"

Well he tell me to leave it how it is and to offset the parts in the fixture so that we can use it as it is (please note they aren't designed yet, this is all taking place on a computer).  so I do that.

Then when reviewing the changes with the boss above him my boss says "Hey if we put something here instead of there it will work."

I wanted to throttle him.

now, because its cool out, we have the windows open for some fresh air.  it got warm enough for the AC to kick on.  I point it out to him, "Hey windows open, AC on."  and he says the AC is shut off.  which if the AC didn't make so much noise  you couldn't hear yourself think then i would dismiss it but it makes so much noise a deaf person can hear it.
Merevel
 member, 444 posts
 Gaming :-)
 Very unlucky
Wed 16 Jul 2014
at 22:06
Re: Just stick to the plan, guys...
At least some can vent about specifics. So I will keep it general.

Multiple managers. One way the rules say to do it. One way corporate says to do it. One way per manager to do it. One way per supervisor to do it. And even One way per employee to do it... And sadly in some cases the EMPLOYEE overrides even corporate @.@

This is every company though...

EDIT to conform to thread rules.

This message was last edited by the user at 11:50, Fri 18 July 2014.

JxJxA
 member, 46 posts
Fri 18 Jul 2014
at 03:07
&*(_#&*R^#!!!
Headaches brought about by stress, humidity, pressure change, dehydration, or whatever is causing the recent onslaught of them. I'm usually disciplined enough to will them away and work through the pain, but this is starting to get ridiculous and painful.
facemaker329
 member, 6414 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Fri 18 Jul 2014
at 04:05
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!
Guys?  If you say, in your advertising, "We finance anyone!" it's supposed to mean that YOU finance them, not that you're willing to ask the bank on anybody's behalf.  On top of that, I said when I first contacted you that I was looking for a loan to buy a car...a SPECIFIC car, that a friend had offered to me.  I know you had that information, because when you were getting my details for the loan application, I could see, right there on the screen, a list of notes about when I'd been contacted and for what purpose, and my statement was RIGHT THERE, the first thing on the list.

So I resent having to explain to EACH AND EVERY individual that I had to deal with, on the phone or in person, that I was there because you said you'd finance anybody's car purchase, even if it wasn't from you.  And 'resent' doesn't even cover how I felt about it when your salesman told me that the loan amount I requested was too small and banks just don't offer loans that size for cars...but he'd be happy to see if there was something on the lot that was in a price range that WOULD interest a bank.

Please...give me a follow-up call.  I want to tell you what I think of your advertising, now that I'm not in public and can feel free to really express my feelings on the matter.
KraznyOctobr
 member, 10 posts
Fri 18 Jul 2014
at 14:58
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!
Saw my assignment sheet for tonight.  Pretty certain someone doesn't like me and is trying to kill me at work.
Eggy
 member, 312 posts
Sat 19 Jul 2014
at 14:52
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!
SPLIT ENDS!

ARRRGG!
Merevel
 member, 470 posts
 Gaming :-)
 Very unlucky
Sat 19 Jul 2014
at 15:12
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!
Being mistaken for a girl... Thank god that only happens when I have long hair!
Wyrm
 member, 498 posts
Wed 30 Jul 2014
at 00:13
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!
I hate being hit by the stupid bug. Not that I am doing something stupid, but just that feeling that no matter what you do and look at in your posts, it's just stupid. It would feel better if I didn't know i was stupid.
fireflights
 member, 129 posts
Wed 30 Jul 2014
at 00:19
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was moot, at 06:06, Wed 30 July 2014.

DarkwindStriker
 member, 609 posts
 Better known in many
 places as Gatewalker.
Wed 30 Jul 2014
at 22:13
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!
Two friends of mine that can't stand each other having internet drama. What a thing to lose my entire morning to. >_______<
Retias
 member, 109 posts
Thu 31 Jul 2014
at 20:17
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!
Still no Magic Breaks release on UK kindles. :(
chaosninja
 member, 65 posts
Thu 31 Jul 2014
at 20:57
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!
Im a cosplayer, and despite wearing sunscreen(spf 30) for the fundraiser last weekend, I have mad sunburn all on my nose. The big con starts tomorrow and I and rushing to learn how to cover/mask it without it looking odd.
bigbadron
 moderator, 14578 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Tue 5 Aug 2014
at 09:44
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!
What, pray tell, is the point of a prescription pain killer whose very common side-effects (better than 1 chance in 10 of getting them) include severe muscle and joint pain?

You know... the exact same fruiting symptoms that the medication is supposed to treat.  I guess the drug manufacturer just didn't feel confident putting, "Warning: This medication does not actually work." on the packaging.

Might as well take M&M's for pain relief.  Would be much cheaper.  Especially considering all of the other side effects that are listed for the pills.
ShadoPrism
 member, 597 posts
Tue 5 Aug 2014
at 14:27
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was moot, at 14:31, Tue 05 Aug 2014.

facemaker329
 member, 6429 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Wed 6 Aug 2014
at 07:58
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!
Found out I'm going to a funeral later this week.  My niece had a baby a few days ago...poor kid was born with severe kidney dysfunction that got to the point where it was interfering with his lung development.  When he was born, they actually had to resuscitate him in the delivery room.  After a few days of continued declines in his health, my niece and her husband decided to take him off life support.

Reminded of the line from the film version of The Two Towers...'Fathers should not live to bury their sons.'  I can't even begin to imagine what the two of them went through in making that decision...but at least their baby isn't in pain anymore.

I've never been to a funeral for an infant.  That's a very shocking, bracing reminder of the fleeting quality of life, of just how extremely mortal we really are.  Gonna be a lot of introspection going on this week...
Misty Reynolds
 member, 176 posts
 Life is deadly. So am I,
 but only when crossed.
Wed 6 Aug 2014
at 19:42
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!
There was this survival game where the referee wanted normal characters.  I made up a gym teacher who loved the outdoors and spent a lot of time traveling doing outdoorsy activities like climbing, hiking, etc.  There was this epic lightning storm, so my character grabbed her backpack and her go bag, then headed out to the basement of her apartment building to wait out the never before seen storm.

Lightning storm plot device teleported me into deep water.  Her hiking backpack with her tent, sleeping bag, and food was sinking, but she saved the removable daypack of survival gear, a waterproof floating bag of clothes, and her survival knife.  She swam her way to an 20x20 foot sandbar in the middle of nowhere.  The PC dug into the sand in the middle of the sandbar to get some relatively salt-free water to purify to drink.  At this point, the referee decided she didn't fit his character concept for his game and I was out.  And now for the vents...

1.  Why would grabbing emergency gear to take with you in a very bad storm be unrealistic to a referee?  Even the Federal Government wants you to have supplies.  http://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit

2.  Why would anyone think that a character who basically lives outdoors during her time off wouldn't have a bag of survival tools and supplies?

3.  Why would anyone think that a character who basically lives outdoors during her time off and has a bag of survival tools and supplies not be considered to know how to use those tools?

4.  Hey Ref!!!  If you ever read this and you want your starting players to begin with no real world skills and nothing but pocket lint for equipment, say so in your RTJ.  That way a gear-head like me will avoid your game like the plague.
JxJxA
 member, 51 posts
Sat 9 Aug 2014
at 11:10
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!
Getting the courage worked up to finally go out to some parties to meet new people, only to have the weather and a freak cold to come stomp out those plans. Oh, and I get to enjoy the cold when I go work on Sunday through Tuesday with 16 hour days. x_x
Shard Blackwing
 member, 83 posts
Sat 9 Aug 2014
at 11:20
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!
Every time my computer crashes for no reason and Firefox loses all of my tabs...EVERY GOOSEBERRY FRIES TIME
Wyrm
 member, 501 posts
Sun 10 Aug 2014
at 04:33
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!
Dog had so much fun with her squeak toy, an actual baby skunk, from two weeks ago that she forgot how bad the resultant bath was. She found it again tonight ( i am also going to victim blame the skunk baby). Unfortunately, I had no assistance to clean her off and think I did a worse job.
st_nougat
 member, 393 posts
Thu 21 Aug 2014
at 20:36
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!
Let me tell you, there is nothing quite like that feeling that EVERYTHING you do at work is wrong.  When you do something exactly how the president of the company wants it done and then he looks at it several months later and tell you, "You made it worse"
Merevel
 member, 720 posts
 Gaming :-)
 Very unlucky
Thu 21 Aug 2014
at 20:40
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!
Sleeep, no matter how much I get, I always seem tired. The only difference between 2 hours and 8 is how much I nod off.
bobbofeet
 member, 177 posts
Fri 22 Aug 2014
at 16:21
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!
You stupid twit.  Two weeks in a row, two completely different grant requests, and you give me 24 hours notice to drop everything to get you numbers.  You've known the grant application dates for quite some time - it's your fruitin' job!

Common courtesy. Really.
Eggy
 member, 382 posts
Sat 23 Aug 2014
at 18:43
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!
Fell asleep studying while sitting in a chair. Woke up slumped over and looking for my glasses. When I got up to look for them, my dictionary slid off my lap and landed right on them. I have a spare, but this is a bummer.
JxJxA
 member, 58 posts
Wed 27 Aug 2014
at 04:06
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!
That feeling when you truly care about someone who does not feel that way about you, no matter how often you were there for them, and deciding enough is enough. That feeling when you know that regret will coalesce about you for the next few moments, hours, days, or weeks. That feeling when you know the question of whether cutting them out of your life was the right thing to do will haunt you, even though deep down you know that it is the best thing for your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
PsychoJester
 member, 395 posts
 Why so serious?
 Gaymer
Mon 1 Sep 2014
at 18:04
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!
If you're going to run a game, be willing to accept some people are going to have a different view than yours and not everyone who expresses a different view thinks yours is bad.
facemaker329
 member, 6444 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Wed 3 Sep 2014
at 07:08
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!
Spent several hours over the last several days working on getting some costume armor pieces finished for a friend of a friend, in time for the SLC ComicCon.  Found out today, when I contacted said friend-of-friend to tell him I had his stuff finished and negotiate the remaining balance due on the project, that he's been out of work for a month and a half and has no money for costume projects at the moment.

So, I currently have a set of armor pieces for Yasuo (from League of Legends), instead of the $300-$400 that was remaining due on the project.  Really glad I insisted on $100 up front for supplies, because I have my doubts about whether or not I'll ever see the rest of the money.

Luckily, I wasn't really banking on having that money...it would have been a nice bonus, but I'll survive easily enough without it.  But it would have been a lot easier if, in one of the various 'how's my armor coming' messages he's sent me over the past couple of weeks, he'd just said, "Hey, I lost my job and can't afford to pay anything more on the armor right now..."  Then I wouldn't have felt panicked about trying to get it done in time...wouldn't have stayed up until almost 4 am last night trying to finish it.

But I could've really used that extra money...
Jayde
 member, 1 post
Wed 3 Sep 2014
at 22:46
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was moot, at 05:14, Thu 04 Sept 2014.

Eggy
 member, 391 posts
Fri 5 Sep 2014
at 02:22
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!
Lost my ipod today at the gym.
Dragonzeanse
 member, 2 posts
Fri 5 Sep 2014
at 04:38
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!
Had to yell at a neighbor who accused my family of theft. Needless to say, it was wrong. All he did was yell "leave me alone" repeatedly when he couldn't provide any more proof to back himself up. Had the text messages of him doing it. You want your twice-a-day packages from Amazon delivered safe, install a camera. Don't base your accusations on who you dislike the most.
ginny
 member, 256 posts
Tue 9 Sep 2014
at 17:42
Re: &*(_#&*R^#!!!
You know, when someone is trying to help you find a place to live the polite thing to do is LISTEN to them and say 'Thank you'.  You should also get off your APPLE PIE and try looking as well, not just relying on a place that MIGHT come available.
Silverlock
 member, 89 posts
Wed 10 Sep 2014
at 01:00
Re: Moving.
I'd like to tell all those folks I'd like to hire to do work for me that it would be nice if they'd show up so I could give them money to work for me.....especially since I lost a day of work to do this...

And if you want to move, you might, I dunno, PACK some things you need daily instead of expecting your spouse to remember all of that for you, hence a lot of late night last minute to-and-fro.....

And I'm ever so happy to be forced to do a lot of home repair on two different houses because of the first two reasons, including running to-and-fro to the local hardware stores.  Perhaps I missed my calling, I'd be the handyman who actually showed up and got paid, what a concept !

So if I'm being snarky, well, I'm feeling justified in a bit of huffiness right now.
Eggy
 member, 398 posts
Wed 10 Sep 2014
at 01:11
Re: Moving.
2nd Semester classes started before 1st Semester finals were over. Loving my classes, but hating the pace.
Wyrm
 member, 513 posts
Tue 23 Sep 2014
at 13:02
Re: Moving.
Is it really so difficult to put the cat in a different room right next to the backdoor when you let the dogs or yourself out? OR to even shoot me a text when you are too stupid, and let him get out so I can be sure to listen to him since there is no easy way back into our yard for him?
I'd have thought an OCD oppressor would be able to pay attention to these kind of details...
ginny
 member, 258 posts
Fri 26 Sep 2014
at 12:39
Re: Moving.
The house guest from Hell.  Cant/wont do anything to help himself, other than getting a job, to get his own place.  Every apartment listing I have found he has turned down because he is waiting for the one place that MIGHT come available above his work place.

He finds out days ago that this one place he's been waiting for is now unavailable.  So instead of telling us that, he's just let it go.  GET OUT OF MY HOUSE ALREADY!!

I swear this is the last time I let family come stay with us beyond a week.  I am not going to take care of another 'child' that wont help themselves.  Your month is up next week, place to live or not. :P
Wyrm
 member, 519 posts
Wed 22 Oct 2014
at 12:43
Re: Moving.
When you can't "correct" your child this early in the morning when he calls you a name when you are forcing him to put a second sock and underwear on, because you know it will make his day that much harder.
shadow huntress
 member, 1 post
Fri 31 Oct 2014
at 10:55
Re: Moving.
hello
Merevel
 member, 839 posts
 Gaming :-)
 Very unlucky
Fri 31 Oct 2014
at 11:26
Re: Moving.
Work, need I say more? Inspections suck.

This message was last edited by the user at 11:26, Fri 31 Oct 2014.

facemaker329
 member, 6469 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Sat 1 Nov 2014
at 10:22
Whatever happened to common courtesy?
Okay, I understand, the photographer backed out.  It's Halloween, probably a busy time for him, certainly a busy time for you...but it's also a busy time for me.  Sending me a Facebook message to tell me about the cancellation was a nice token gesture...but considering that I told you--repeatedly--that I don't have Facebook on my phone and if you needed to get in touch with me during the day, you should call or text me, I really feel like you don't value my time much at all.

Yes, I did end up getting a lot more done at work because I didn't have to leave in the middle of the afternoon to do two hours of makeup...but I'd pretty much built my entire day's schedule--and, to some extent, my entire weekend, as well--around that appointment, and spending four hours waiting for some call or text or anything at all from you to inform me that you were home from work and ready...or that we weren't doing this thing today, after all...did NOT do good things for my mood.  Going to dinner and my friend's party brightened things up a lot, but coming back to my laptop after all of that was over and finding a seventeen-hour-old message in the same discussion thread where I sent you my phone number with a 'call/text me during the day, I can't access FB when I'm at work' explanation (only a few messages above the cancellation!) really kind put the edge back on the annoyance.
facemaker329
 member, 6478 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and cou