GammaBear
 member, 490 posts
 Gaymer
Thu 10 Sep 2015
at 15:29
Re: Can I do anything about this now?  No?  Then shut up.
That's fine, and I'm more than willing to come up with backgrounds. After all, that's half the fun. What I have a problem with is a litteral essay's worth of of info. 2-3 paragraphs on character personality and goals, paragraphs for 2-3 things they've done. Plus more for other stuff. It's ridiculous IMO. It's not that I can't come up with that, it's just by the time I do the game will be full. Oh well.

This message was last edited by the user at 15:30, Thu 10 Sept 2015.

ShadoPrism
 member, 842 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Thu 10 Sep 2015
at 17:00
Backgrounds
I tend to make a short type of background then flesh it out as I am playing and getting a better feel for the character - though I do run stuff past the GM before putting it in play (did it with out the running past the GM once and got booted with little to no warning).
That one irked me because he did not tell me I was overstepping the line at all, just poof I was out of the game and he ignored my request for information or anything afterwards.
Merevel
 member, 993 posts
 Gaming :-)
 Very unlucky
Thu 10 Sep 2015
at 17:16
Backgrounds
In reply to ShadoPrism (msg # 81):

Wow that's weird. Anyhoots, I am more likely to go overboard on the background. It just depends on how much leeway I have, and how inspired I was when creating the character. One time I went overboard just to find out that the gm expected short novels for posts... I can't do that one very often.
Little_Devil
 member, 152 posts
Thu 10 Sep 2015
at 21:17
You can hear a pin drop.
Not so much of a vent.. But is.. Anyway!

Recently it's become sooooooo quiet on here! I'm used to a good several handfuls of posts a day but it's just diminished completely.

I know it's just been back to school/college/uni and even work for some but.. I've never seen it this quiet around this time of year?

Maybe it's just me! Or my games I'm in..

But I NEED my good dose of daily Rpol writing!

Help, before I wither away..

This message was last edited by the user at 21:18, Thu 10 Sept 2015.

PhatJackal
 member, 26 posts
Thu 10 Sep 2015
at 21:35
You can hear a pin drop.
In reply to Little_Devil (msg # 83):

Not just you. My games have been on the slow side for quite awhile now. As in, sometimes a couple of weeks between it being my turn to post. It's driving me nuts. Or at least driving me depressed. Roleplaying is actually pretty damn important for my mental health and I really feel it when I don't have at least a few posts to respond to every week. It isn't just a disappointment when there aren't any posts. My stress and anxiety levels go way up.

I should probably try to find a new game, but I hate applying for them. I find the whole process very stressful. I'll invest a lot of time and brain power in writing my applications, only to get rejected because I like to play non-standard characters. Or if I do get accepted, then comes the character sheet (which ends up being another huge time sink and is never 'the easiest part' for me) and once that's done, I'll discover that the people I'm grouped with are all terrible roleplayers.

I really needed to vent too, it seems!

This message was last edited by the user at 23:44, Thu 10 Sept 2015.

silverelf
 member, 167 posts
Thu 10 Sep 2015
at 23:30
You can hear a pin drop.
Have you tried a request GM PhatJackel  ?
PhatJackal
 member, 27 posts
Thu 10 Sep 2015
at 23:44
You can hear a pin drop.
In reply to silverelf (msg # 85):

I have, yes. But rarely have any luck with those. Still, because of my vent I'm now in contact with someone who is very likely going to run a free-form solo game for me. It makes me really glad I decided to have a moan about it!

This message was last edited by the user at 23:46, Thu 10 Sept 2015.

Piestar
 member, 606 posts
 once upon a time...
 ...there was a little pie
Fri 11 Sep 2015
at 00:44
You can hear a pin drop.
In reply to PhatJackal (msg # 86):

Awesome, I'm jealous! The slow games on my list are the quickest of the lot, sad to say.
tulgurth
 member, 164 posts
 35 years of gaming
 Still going strong
Fri 11 Sep 2015
at 01:35
You can hear a pin drop.
In reply to Piestar (msg # 87):

I have a game that has not seen a post in 3 weeks.  I know he is active because I see him post in the different public forums.  But this has been the lay of the land for this game.  I could see it being more aggravating if the game had a fast pace, then all of a sudden it came to a screeching crawl.  I fill the dead time with other games. hehehehehe
Piestar
 member, 607 posts
 once upon a time...
 ...there was a little pie
Fri 11 Sep 2015
at 01:37
You can hear a pin drop.
In reply to tulgurth (msg # 88):

I have a game that hasn't advanced since June. I would consider 3 weeks a quick pace in many of the games I play in.
Wyrm
 member, 581 posts
Fri 11 Sep 2015
at 01:38
You can hear a pin drop.
I am guilty of that. And my braon is fried from pain and outside fristration.
Brygun
 member, 1976 posts
 RPG since 1982
 Author & Inspiration
Fri 11 Sep 2015
at 09:46
2 out of 3
I am 2 out of 3 for burning my tongue on tea at work today.
Squidcv41
 member, 17 posts
Fri 11 Sep 2015
at 11:59
2 out of 3
In reply to Brygun (msg # 91):

umm.... stop that. you should have learned by now...
Eggy
 member, 611 posts
Fri 11 Sep 2015
at 15:37
2 out of 3
First ever speeding ticket. :/
Evil Empryss
 member, 1363 posts
 Because knowing
 is half the battle!
Fri 11 Sep 2015
at 16:49
2 out of 3
See if your court has something called a Prayer for Judgment Continued. You have to pay the fees for the court but the speeding ticket fine itself and the points on your license will be delayed for three years. If you don't get anymore tickets in those three years, then those points never hit your license.

 Courts don't like to allow prayers for judgment continued, but if you've never had a speeding ticket before and you have a long history of a clean driving record, it's worth a shot.

Oh, and be prepared to have your mailbox loaded with advertisements from lawyers who are going to claim that they can wipe out your fines and keep you from getting any points on your license.
Eggy
 member, 612 posts
Fri 11 Sep 2015
at 17:43
2 out of 3
In reply to Evil Empryss (msg # 94):

Does it matter if it was two states ago? I'm on a cross country trip and totally burning the 10.

I was just going to pay because I was speeding. Probably 30 over.
Shannara
 moderator, 3584 posts
 Whatever you do,
 DON'T PANIC!
Fri 11 Sep 2015
at 17:46
2 out of 3
My guess is that you would have to go back to the said county in said state if you want to fight the ticket in any way.

There's a reason cops like to ticket cars with out of county/out of state plates more than locals. ;)

This message was last edited by the user at 17:46, Fri 11 Sept 2015.

Eggy
 member, 613 posts
Fri 11 Sep 2015
at 17:52
2 out of 3
Well, now I've learned something new. And I'll keep the speed down.
Wyrm
 member, 582 posts
Fri 11 Sep 2015
at 19:39
2 out of 3
In reply to Eggy (msg # 97):

That is kind of the point ;)
Eggy
 member, 614 posts
Fri 11 Sep 2015
at 20:50
2 out of 3
In reply to Wyrm (msg # 98):

That resolution of mine lasted for all of 30 minutes. :P
Evil Empryss
 member, 1364 posts
 Because knowing
 is half the battle!
Fri 11 Sep 2015
at 22:25
2 out of 3
Yeah, in order to fight it, you'll have to go to the state you got it in.  I don't know if you can get a lawyer to fight it for you if you're going for the PJC.  On the other hand, you may be happy enough to just plead it down to a non-moving violation and pay the fine: it's still expensive, but there won't be any points on your license for a non-moving violation.

There's a good trick to avoid speed traps when on road trips: let a rabbit run ahead of you to flush the foxes from the brush.  On a trip a few weeks ago, I hit a part of West Virginia that is rife with speed traps.  I allowed another out-of-state driver (from Kansas) to pass me and then paced Kansas at about 5 mph slower.  Sure as strawberries, within five miles Smokey tagged Kansas as he came over a rise.  I saw Kansas hit his brakes (giving me time to brake myself), but it was too late for him.  All I had to do was pull over to the right hand lane to let the cop clear to get get Kansas and I was on my way.  I did it again with a car from New York, but we didn't pass any other traps.
Eggy
 member, 615 posts
Fri 11 Sep 2015
at 22:35
2 out of 3
I'm going to just pay it and be done with it. I've been driving for we'll over 20 years pretty much the same way I was driving today. I've driven cross country 18 times in a car and some in a semi. Guess I was just lucky. There are always worse drivers whenever I'm out. :D
tulgurth
 member, 166 posts
 35 years of gaming
 Still going strong
Fri 11 Sep 2015
at 22:39
2 out of 3
In reply to Eggy (msg # 99):

If you were doing 30 over, be glad all you got was a ticket and not an all expenses paid trip to the jailhouse, while watching your car get towed to the impound yard.  Also they could have tacked on Reckless Driving, Endangering Motorists.  YOu sir/ma'am should consider yourself very lucky.
tulgurth
 member, 167 posts
 35 years of gaming
 Still going strong
Fri 11 Sep 2015
at 22:41
2 out of 3
P.S.  You really should slow down or one day you will close the interstate or highway down because they have to hose you off the pavement.
Eggy
 member, 616 posts
Sat 12 Sep 2015
at 11:58
Beastly Accomodations
I woke up an hour ago covered in crickets.

Arrived at my new work site yesterday. My house isn't ready yet. The previous worker decided won't be out for another fifteen to twenty days. I was given a list of nearby hotels. I picked the closest one. Going to sleep late last night, I heard a chorus of crickets. I didn't think anything of it. It's The South.

I woke up to a ticklish feeling and the sound of something tapping. When I sat up, there was lots of movement around my face. I turned on the light and I was sitting in a bed full of crickets! I'd say at least fifty on the bedspread and others between the sheets on the floor on the counters in the curtains in my shoes EVERYWHERE! They're so huge that I can hear them landing on hard surfaces.

I used to love catching crickets as a kid, but this is a little too much like Amityville for me. I think this room has mites or bedbugs or something and it's like a cricket buffet. Called  the front desk. The night manager asked me if I slept with my phone or computer on the nightstand. "They like the light and the cords," she said. THEY being whatever the crickets are eating.

Checked out and trying to sleep in the car. Looking for a new place in the morning.