Wyrm
 member, 601 posts
Thu 3 Dec 2015
at 01:38
Re: Grr!
In reply to Evil Empryss (msg # 240):

That Prague-pride is definitely  in pain.
Eggy
 member, 656 posts
Fri 4 Dec 2015
at 19:47
Re: Grr!
A moment ago I was walking to the restroom. As soon as I got to the door, someone called my name.

Eggy: Can you give me a minute?

Messenger: Sure.

One minute and a handwash later.


Eggy: Sorry about that. What's the message?

Messenger:
*reading note* Please report to the lab and provide a urine sample. *pause* Oh. Sorry.

u_u
Bebo8096
 member, 44 posts
 Hey, hey you...
 Wanna buy a chinchilla?
Fri 4 Dec 2015
at 20:59
Re: Grr!
In reply to Eggy (msg # 242):

*Slow clap* Well played sir, well played...
V_V
 member, 507 posts
Wed 9 Dec 2015
at 06:16
Re: Grr!

This message was deleted by the user at 06:36, Wed 09 Dec 2015.

~Jaguar
 member, 3274 posts
 The Hiding Amaranth...
 http://midnightquills.net
Sat 12 Dec 2015
at 14:08
Re: Grr!
My brother sucks monkey strudel.

I'm showing off the stuff I'm designing to build myself a shipping container home, and he decides to show me this log cabin website that he's using for inspiration on what he wants to build.

Now, suddenly, my huge house is too small and doesn't have a great room, which it obviously needs, along with a wine cellar and games room and... Well... Everything.

Stupid brother. :P
Townsend
 member, 13 posts
Tue 15 Dec 2015
at 16:17
Re: Grr!
So this morning was our first hard freeze of winter. I started up the car, turned on the defrost, and left it running while I scraped the windows. Got in, and started creeping for the driveway. About the time I reached the driveway, the cold engine light is still on, but the bottom edge of the windshield has enough cleared that I can see out of it if I lean down and peer over the steering wheel. Good enough for the driveway. But I heard this odd noise then, and my best guess was the dash had just cracked. Grumble.

Wasn't until I reached the city, and the sky had lightened as dawn neared, that I could see the bright, shiny line of a brand new crack running across the bottom my windshield from the left frame almost all the way to the right. It was stopped only by hitting the vertical origin of the long crack that's been meandering its random way around my windshield for the past year or so.

I bought the car used ~3 years ago, and it had a badly sealed chip down about 2" above the frame on the window. The new crack goes right through that chip -- or more likely, it fractured in both directions outward from that chip.

I just replaced the windshield wipers all the way round, and replaced the battery, on Sunday. Guess I'm getting a new windshield next. Those two tires had better hold out till January....
ShadoPrism
 member, 885 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Tue 15 Dec 2015
at 17:15
Re: Grr!
Townsend, not sure where you are but in the US most auto insurance company''s cover wind shield repairs, as having a cracked windshield is hazardous. They should do this with no raise in your rates.
Andrew Wilson
 member, 585 posts
 Scary? My mask is to keep
 your viscera off my face
Thu 17 Dec 2015
at 06:05
Re: Grr!
Since 5th edition dnd's release. I have applied to every game and havent been accepted in a single one. But when I make a game noone shows any interest. I give up on rpol for 5e
nuric
 member, 2872 posts
 Love D&D,superhero games
 Not very computer savvy
Thu 17 Dec 2015
at 06:48
Re: Grr!
In reply to Andrew Wilson (msg # 248):

It might be time to try for some feed back.   Perhaps asking DMs who rejected you what they were looking for that you didn't have.
Though 5th edition is still fairly new, so perhaps there's just not enough demand yet.
Palomino
 member, 6 posts
Thu 17 Dec 2015
at 17:35
Edition Wars? Really?
Speaking of D&D 5e, it still makes me irrationally angry when, in a thread where someone's asking to play a 5e game, someone feels it's necessary to make a post saying "Don't play that, it's bad, play my favorite edition instead," even going so far as to claim 5e's been getting bad reviews to lend credibility to their pushy suggestion.

Aside from wondering what color the sky is in The World Where 5e Got Bad Reviews, what is happening in your brain that you interpret "Please run Game X for me" as "Please tell me why Game X is bad and I should feel bad for wanting to play it"? Would it give you a dopamine rush if that player decided not to play it after all? Do you get a commission from the Society For The Promotion of Edition Wars for every person you convince? If I tell you that I hated your favorite edition, would that convince you to stop playing it? And even if it did, how would that benefit me?

What compels you to respond to people this way?

What do you get out of doing this?

...and why does something so ridiculous make me so irrationally angry?
Eggy
 member, 669 posts
Thu 17 Dec 2015
at 18:01
Edition Wars? Really?
People who don't purchase adjacent seats, but try to guilt/bully others out of their adjacent seats.
ShadoPrism
 member, 886 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Thu 17 Dec 2015
at 21:23
Edition Wars? Really?
In reply to Eggy (msg # 251):

Ooh yeah that's one I can agree with. Sometimes you find it in movie theater's to. Group comes in and tries to force or guilt individuals in to moving so they can sit together.
Evil Empryss
 member, 1406 posts
 Because knowing
 is half the battle!
Fri 18 Dec 2015
at 00:17
Re: Edition Wars? Really?
ShadoPrism:
Group comes in and tries to force or guilt individuals in to moving so they can sit together.

So sorry, but I get to the movies early to get the good seats. If they can't be bothered to do the same, I see no reason to move. Life is full of little disappointments.
Eggy
 member, 670 posts
Fri 18 Dec 2015
at 00:40
Re: Edition Wars? Really?
In reply to Evil Empryss (msg # 253):

If I get to the theatre early to pick a seat, then I'm not sorry a bit.

The seat thing didn't happen to me today, but the person in front of me. The first couple wouldn't budge for the second couple. Since the second couple had to sit with an aisle between them, they were determined to be as bothersome as possible. They were nearly removed from the flight.

This message was last edited by the user at 00:44, Fri 18 Dec 2015.

Wyrm
 member, 602 posts
Fri 18 Dec 2015
at 16:39
Re: Edition Wars? Really?
In reply to Evil Empryss (msg # 253):

I am doing that right now. These college students behind me are the most...mentally challeneged group I have heard. University has lower standards here. I feel more stupid in their presence...
Azazeal
 member, 61 posts
Sat 19 Dec 2015
at 13:41
Re: Edition Wars? Really?
I mean, I don't know if where you live they sell tickets with assigned seats, but around here there's no such thing. And depending on the situation- well imagine that there's nowhere with enough room for four friends to sit together, simply due to the distribution of people. So, you have one empty seat to your left, and three to the right. The other people ask if you can move one seat over so that they can sit together. This seems to me to be a reasonable request.

Anyway, as to why I'm here to vent- Finals this year are a bitch. 71 pages of final papers to write, and still two written finals. Total bullocks. One of the written finals is for my logic class, and my performance on it is the difference between an A and a B. And I think logic may be the hardest class I've ever taken, so I'm sorta stressed, and have already pulled three all-nighters this week.
ShadoPrism
 member, 887 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Sat 19 Dec 2015
at 15:38
Re: Edition Wars? Really?
In reply to Azazeal (msg # 256):

In reply to the seating thing. I tend to sit in a section that has a rail to my front so that I can stretch out my bad leg. The rail is the back of a space designed for wheel chairs in our local theaters.
Of the higher seats there are only 4 such in the theater and they go fast.
Azazeal
 member, 62 posts
Sat 19 Dec 2015
at 15:43
Re: Edition Wars? Really?
Well, that's obviously not the type of situation I'm describing- you're staying at that spot because of a disability. I'm not saying that there is no circumstance in which it would be reasonable to refuse the request, I'm saying that there are a sub-category of situations in which it would be just kind of generally dickish to refuse, and that it isn't really that big of a deal for people to ask someone to move down like one seat so that they can sit together.
Evil Empryss
 member, 1407 posts
 Because knowing
 is half the battle!
Sat 19 Dec 2015
at 15:51
Re: Edition Wars? Really?
If the theater is mostly empty, or there are other sections where there are four seats together for four people to sit, then those people can go sit in those seats. If we're talking about a mostly full theater where there are only sporadic seats, then I would consider moving over to let the group sit together. Their lack of planning still does not constitute a requirement for me to move though.
ShadoPrism
 member, 888 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Sat 19 Dec 2015
at 16:15
Re: Edition Wars? Really?
In reply to Evil Empryss (msg # 259):

In that situation I can see it. (Full theater)
Tyr Hawk
 member, 128 posts
 You know that one guy?
 Yeah, that's me.
Sat 19 Dec 2015
at 17:13
Re: Finals
Azazeal:
Anyway, as to why I'm here to vent- Finals this year are a bitch. 71 pages of final papers to write, and still two written finals. Total bullocks. One of the written finals is for my logic class, and my performance on it is the difference between an A and a B. And I think logic may be the hardest class I've ever taken, so I'm sorta stressed, and have already pulled three all-nighters this week.

If your performance on the final is only the difference between an A and a B, why stress over it? Getting a B is perfectly acceptable under pretty much every standard. In fact, it's above the average. I know it seems like a big deal, but the odds of a B affecting you in any significant way are slim to nil. Unless you've been doing very poorly in all of your other classes and you need the A to keep your GPA at a certain required level for a scholarship, or something like that, the stress isn't worth it. But, again, I'm sort of doubting that.

Just relax a bit. It's okay not to get an A. It really, really is.

If there is some sort of important event that requires an A in that course, then I apologize, but in 99% of cases I've found that it does no real harm, while the stress is a killer.
Azazeal
 member, 63 posts
Sat 19 Dec 2015
at 20:01
Re: Edition Wars? Really?
Evil Empryss:
If the theater is mostly empty, or there are other sections where there are four seats together for four people to sit, then those people can go sit in those seats. If we're talking about a mostly full theater where there are only sporadic seats, then I would consider moving over to let the group sit together. Their lack of planning still does not constitute a requirement for me to move though.

Well, you're never really required to do anything. But life is complicated, and mistakes get made. Moving over like, one seat isn't going to seriously impact your moviegoing experience too seriously, but a group of friends not being able to sit together might actually have a bigger impact on their experience. It seems awful judgemental and crotchety to hold against them a lack of planning like that. I know 90% of the time I go to the theaters, there's very few people there and seating isn't ever a problem. If I got surprised by it one time being randomly full, and someone were to lecture me about my lack of planning...well, I'd kind of find that person a bit stuck up.


@Tyr Hawk

Actually, it is a big deal. I had a really bad semester last semester due to a really severe bout of depression- I failed a lot of courses and barely passed a few. If I don't get straight A's I actually will lose my scholarship. Luckily, I got the results for that test back today and absolutely aced it.
Tyr Hawk
 member, 129 posts
 You know that one guy?
 Yeah, that's me.
Sat 19 Dec 2015
at 20:20
Re: Edition Wars? Really?
Azazeal:
@Tyr Hawk

Actually, it is a big deal. I had a really bad semester last semester due to a really severe bout of depression- I failed a lot of courses and barely passed a few. If I don't get straight A's I actually will lose my scholarship. Luckily, I got the results for that test back today and absolutely aced it.

Leave it to me to detail the one scenario where it would actually be justified, and then you come back and tell me that's the one you're in. >_> FML.

Congrats on acing your final though! =D
Evil Empryss
 member, 1408 posts
 Because knowing
 is half the battle!
Sat 19 Dec 2015
at 20:31
Re: Edition Wars? Really?
Oh, don't get me wrong, I wouldn't lecture them, I just wouldn't move. I've had to split up a group of my friends before to see a movie, but the last time that happened was for Independence Day's premier -- no, I had to do that for Avatar, too, and I didn't even consider trying to boot the kids from the handicapped seats. My family just split up and got seats where we could.  If it's that big a deal to them that they just have to sit together to be able to enjoy the movie, then it's on them to see that they see that they can achieve their goals with the least inconvenience to the rest of society.  They have other options that only inconvenience them, like catching another showing. Their problem, not mine.

But I tend to hold adults responsible for acting like adults, and your conscience may prick you more than mine does me. I can be crotchety at times, especially once I've sat myself down in my favorite spot in the theater. ^_^
Eggy
 member, 671 posts
Sun 20 Dec 2015
at 22:45
Re: Edition Wars? Really?
Azazeal:
it would be just kind of generally dickish to refuse, and that it isn't really that big of a deal for people to ask someone to move down like one seat so that they can sit together.

Disagree. Those four people have a choice:

- show up a bit earlier and pick seats
- have one or two off their party show up a bit earlier and save seats
- be brave enough to sit through a film "alone"
- be whiny, begging brats