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More good stuff.

Posted by bigbadron
OBorg
member, 28 posts
Sat 28 Oct 2023
at 12:46
  • msg #954

Re: More good stuff.

Hunter:
I'm doing....better.   Not up to GMing....but better.

Welcome back!
V_V
member, 1121 posts
Condition: CovID
Prognosis: TBD
Sun 12 Nov 2023
at 04:45
  • msg #955

Re: More good stuff.

I said it privately, but I want to say it here too. Good to see you back in the pool of players at least. I...I hope this alright to say :s...I came to understand you might be playing Shadowrun. I'm glad you have a goal that will help you refresh and get through that/this streak of GM hiatus, and hopefully play some. :)



I have other good news. Well...not news, but something to actually be...eh...I'll just say it's another topic.

I have lived in Johnson County Kansas most of my life. I've always had residence here. So I can only compare my fanship for a movie series to the (Missouri) Royals and Chiefs; through the 90's and such. My topic is, however, one I am not allowed to discuss the whole, due to site rules, but I think it safe to generalize it as mostly garbage. The Saw series, with Tobin Bell.

So...I have watched EVERY Saw movie, every time it was out to rent. I was SOOOOOOOOOOO upset by Spiral, just livid. That was the straw that broke the camels back, but in Jigsaw fashion that was such a good let down to see Saw X. I loved Saw X so much. I had to really go into it knowing it wouldn't beat the original...but....it kinda did...for me! Not objectively. Just in my kind of taste. I know Alien, Aliens...should of stopped there, but both have their own genre. I feel like Saw, Saw X and Saw II complete what really is in my own little canon, the trilogy.

No spoilers, but I love the three of them. Saw X though...gotta say it's my favorite. I only disliked two of them. Again, even though it's garbage, even in a genre of mess,  I won't give spoilers, but two really had me hitting the bed (where I would sit for all but the last three--Jigsaw, Spiral and Saw X) in frustration. It was an ordeal to go to (then) red box, or get it from Netflix (for the two) and I was just like, wtf, that wasn't a twist that was a waste. Spiral, however, I don't count. I forget the count, but...simply put two really were almost as bad as spiral.

That's it though. I know it's not "good" stuff if it were real, but it gave me a good entertainment. This was my 2022 and 2023 Birthdays and last year's Christmas gift. On a lark, and because it was so recommended, and WAY too much to rent, I splurged and just bought it. I'm glad I did. I really am.

I'll always love Harry Potter's movies despite anything else, because it came when I was destitute but had my first home as an adult. I love LotR, because it was when I was first in my gaming hayday. I will, now, always love Saw, Saw X, and Saw II for the period that is marked. From zero to sixty to broke down and back on the road finally.

Anyway, I just wanted to say, it's dramatic. I recommend Chris Stuckman's review if Saw is a "maybe" for you. It is, however, faithful to the atrocity of the series without undoing it, or rehashing it. So if you haven't seen (≈70%) of them, you may not understand some context, but you don't need to. If you've been burnt out, but sat through the whole spill, and want to give Saw X a try, I recommend it; when the time is right for you.

That said, I know this is kinda of counter to the thread spirit, and bit macbre, but for me, for some, it's a kind of win.

If Saw is absolutely not your thing. I understand. I truly do. There are movies, movies people like, a lot of people like, that just...bug me...or bore me. For me, just from my point, it was a good break up with an old life into a new one.

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GreenTongue
member, 1159 posts
Game Archaeologist
Mon 13 Nov 2023
at 20:44
  • msg #956

Re: More good stuff.

Reading that felt like watching a bond fire. Yes, there was light and heat but also destruction. Burning books, artworks and antiques can give the pleasure of not freezing to some but sadness to others. How is this related? SAW.

I do like a good bonfire and the weather is starting to be perfect for one.
V_V
member, 1130 posts
Sat 2 Dec 2023
at 21:54
  • [deleted]
  • msg #957

Re: More good stuff.

This message was deleted by the user at 22:13, Sat 02 Dec 2023.
V_V
member, 1131 posts
Destination Critical
Inescaple Velocity
Sat 2 Dec 2023
at 22:16
  • msg #958

Re: More good stuff.

I just, minutes ago, realized the fact I can still, and only I (and the mods) can read my posts years after they're made, I think it's important feature that shows just how innovative jase was in designing failsafes.

I am getting closure on a chapter of my life, and helping my on again off again friend get closure, while she can, in the last year of her mother's life. I feel best when I am loved but loving, as a verb, loving someone.
Hunter
member, 2031 posts
Captain Oblivious!
Lurker
Wed 6 Dec 2023
at 14:04
  • msg #959

Re: More good stuff.

I think that I've finally switched from Windows 11 to Kubuntu, though it's only been a few days.   The oddest part is going to log into the online games I used to play...and they're not installed.    Change for the better, so far.
facemaker329
member, 7484 posts
Gaming for over 40
years, and counting!
Wed 6 Dec 2023
at 23:56
  • msg #960

Re: More good stuff.

End-of-season bonus checks can be a wonderful thing...I'm often in a situation where I can't afford to be without my car for a few days, and as a result, I have a tendency to just live with some automotive problems until I have both the funds to afford to fix them and enough time at my discretion that I can leave the car in the shop for a few days...

I will be very happy to be rid of that oil leak (that never showed up until the previous shop I was taking my car to replaced my timing belt and water pump...and then said they couldn't figure out why it was leaking, when I took it back to them...big shocker, they're out of business...), and I can still afford to do my Christmas shopping!
V_V
member, 1140 posts
For 2024 is the year
of Health and Career
Fri 29 Dec 2023
at 05:33
  • msg #961

Re: More good stuff.

Foreword: This is about Diablo 3 Set Dungeons

I have been a growing fan of Diablo 3, but played since it came out....well three days after IIRC. I have only done six seasons, but now that the game seasons are getting finalized, I took it more diligently and I also wanted to get my Set Dungeons done. So I did crusader, my favorite class. That's also what I did for my Season 28 Main and Season 29 only class, because it was just so much fun ponying around. So anyway...

I got Necromancer in two hours. I did Wizard in less than an hour, because I played wizard for the Ethereal season and was so set upon playing every class, I played with people who did the same, so I played so very under powered builds, like an electrocute wizard, or an arcane orb wizard. Silly stuff like that.

So then I thought, I'm just going to go alphabetically. That was not a mistake, but I knew my biggest challenge was Wrath of the Wastes. I JUST completed it less than ten minutes ago. I literally put me in a panic with my anxiety because of how high strung I was. So I'm on here to cool down. I did all the other barbarian sets first. The ones that have set dungeons I mean, if you don't play enough to know there's a newer set that doesn't have dungeon for each class.

So I took literally 20 hours farming for Nat's for demon hunter, in between my last failure of Wastes, and that was super frustrating. I was told that nats would be the easiest to get. Maybe that was Haedrig's (sp?) Gift IDK, but it took me 20 hours, and I had my friend run me on T16 with my Gem of Eased Maurader's set, just capitalizing on the portals and GR91's, where my friend has her Apex time to carry me, but can still get Primals. I ended up getting every other set some twice over, but not Nat's. So I went in, last night, and just did GR...IIRC 60? T9 equivalent. That was the right speed and I got my fifth Nat's and then rolled it until I got the piece I needed.

So it's Demonhunter next. Which I know has a sucky dungeon too...AND I suck with DH. I like Marauders set though!

Then it's Monk, IIRC. So I'm going to get back to my games, but I'm just SO happy I got through Wrath of the Wastes!!!!
V_V
member, 1141 posts
For 2024 is the year
of Health and Career
Fri 5 Jan 2024
at 09:27
  • msg #962

Re: More good stuff.

jase:
Fixed audio alert in the sticky list, on the off-chance anyone still uses it.


THANK YOU!!! I am one that actually has address "under a rock" and "offchance any-one" :DD

Mega thanks for being so attentive, jase! That...this is good stuff!!! I'm so HAPPY the audio will help me. OCD plus the common "update" smashing until it turns red. *shakes head* lol. So THANK YOU!!!

These micro considerations are why I lose interest in every other, literally every other online forum, because nothing compares to RPoL. It used to be my homepage, but now it's for my work. Anyway, thank you. I want to say just how much that affects my ability to engage and not waste time waiting, and at the expense of wasting other people's time while I rest from waiting too long. It's not often I see a change that so marginally affects people, that affects me so positively. Christmas colors....I don't know if that's an option anymore...but that's the other love. The care. It means so much. I may just be anyone...but I'm in good case. *beam*
Hunter
member, 2094 posts
Captain Oblivious!
Lurker
Tue 9 Apr 2024
at 23:04
  • msg #963

Re: More good stuff.

As I hit 53 (yesterday), I've finally succeeded in kicking the MMO habit.   I deleted the last character and last game earlier today.

Next goals: Soda and Sugar.
Genericus_Maximus
member, 18 posts
Wed 10 Apr 2024
at 00:33
  • msg #964

Re: More good stuff.

FF14 is the only MMO I still play and that’s because I’m a final fantasy nerd lol. I’m looking forward to Dawntrail because it’ll get my boyfriend playing with me again heh

Soda and sugar were easier for me, I just replaced them with tea.
Hunter
member, 2095 posts
Captain Oblivious!
Lurker
Wed 10 Apr 2024
at 16:41
  • msg #965

Re: More good stuff.

I played a bit of everything, and put too much money into it.    FF14 was my last game, and I'm hoping not to go back into the money sinks that they invariably end up being for me.
Hunter
member, 2106 posts
Captain Oblivious!
Lurker
Wed 8 May 2024
at 00:58
  • msg #966

Re: More good stuff.

I am off the soda finally (I think).   Withdraws have been a nightmare but it's a small victory worth sharing.
GreenTongue
member, 1167 posts
Game Archaeologist
Wed 8 May 2024
at 01:25
  • msg #967

Re: More good stuff.

In reply to Hunter (msg # 966):

Congratulations! That is far more difficult than many give credit for.
Sugar - the other white powder, permeates so many things.
tmagann
member, 970 posts
Wed 8 May 2024
at 01:28
  • msg #968

Re: More good stuff.

I suspect his issue was with caffeine, which replaced the first white powder that made soda addictive some decades (probably a century, by now) ago.

Besides, most modern sodas don't use sucrose, they use fructose. That's a syrup.
phoenix9lives
member, 1128 posts
A brain driving a bone
mecha with flesh armor
Wed 8 May 2024
at 03:21
  • msg #969

Re: More good stuff.

Friday, my 23yo son and his wife produced a 6lb 13oz baby boy.  Being a grandparent is both fantastic, and weird.  Age-wise, I'm only 53 and do not feel I am old enough.  My body, however, disagrees. LOL
JMWilson70
member, 69 posts
Shall we Play a game?
Wed 8 May 2024
at 03:25
  • msg #970

Re: More good stuff.

In reply to phoenix9lives (msg # 969):

I can exactly agree with you Phoenix. The brain still feels like I'm at the age to just start thinking about getting serious, while the body is old enough to have grandkids. It's weird and wonderful at the same time.
Yaztromo
supporter, 606 posts
Thu 9 May 2024
at 21:49
  • msg #971

Re: More good stuff.

In reply to phoenix9lives (msg # 969):

Congratulations!!! Enjoy the experience!
Hunter
member, 2108 posts
Captain Oblivious!
Lurker
Thu 16 May 2024
at 03:41
  • msg #972

Re: More good stuff.

I'm popping in long enough to drop an update before poofing again.   I'll be checking in sporadically, btw.


The Good: Yup, I'm still alive and kicking; as well as more or less intact.

The Bad: Things felt like they really went sideways for a while, which is why I pretty much just disappeared.   All of my social (such as they were) are gone, as is the various online game accounts that I used to have.    For the bad part....It'll be next year, if ever, before I reappear in a gaming capacity.

The Ugly: About that whole quitting soda thing....I found out that I'd continued to do it because otherwise the medication that I'm prescribed makes me tend to sleep 18 hours a day as well has have an erratic period of when I'm awake.   I pretty much have to do things "when I'm up" because there's no way for me to know how much longer it'll be before I'm back up again.
WinterSage
member, 4 posts
Level 20 Girlfailure
Sat 25 May 2024
at 21:07
  • msg #973

Re: More good stuff.

Been cozying up with the new Paper Mario remake and it’s like a high definition stroll through my childhood. Just an absolutely wonderful time
AugustusGloop
member, 10 posts
Sat 25 May 2024
at 22:09
  • msg #974

Re: More good stuff.

The studio ghibli movies are playing at my local theater and I've been bringing my children to see them, even if it means staying up late on a school night. I hope they remember these movies as special childhood treats.
WinterSage
member, 5 posts
Level 20 Girlfailure
Sat 25 May 2024
at 22:15
  • msg #975

Re: More good stuff.

In reply to AugustusGloop (msg # 974):

This reminded me that it’s about time I rewatch Spirited Away again (maybe a few times again)
Hunter
member, 2130 posts
Captain Oblivious!
Lurker
Sun 14 Jul 2024
at 08:56
  • msg #976

Re: More good stuff.

You know you're getting old when you're watching a show....

...and the mom is hotter than the daughter.


^_^
tmagann
member, 977 posts
Sun 14 Jul 2024
at 16:13
  • msg #977

Re: More good stuff.

Well, to be fair, more than one TV mom has kicked started some kid's puberty
soulsight
member, 365 posts
Reality is 10% perception
and 90% interpretation.
Sun 14 Jul 2024
at 16:43
  • msg #978

Re: More good stuff.

Actually, you know your getting old when you're watching TV and ALL the females look young enough to be your daughter.
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