SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 339 posts
Sat 10 Oct 2020
at 18:43
Password retrieval? Yeah, right.
Look here, jerks trying to jack my username on another site...

You know it isn't yours. It's never been yours. It's been mine for almost two decades now. Stop trying to retrieve your "forgotten" password for an account you never had. That's like calling the locksmith to get into a house that isn't yours, jerks.

I swear, at least once every 6 months I get a password retrieval email that I didn't trigger. At least.
Isida KepTukari
 member, 370 posts
 Elegant! Arrogant! Smart!
Sun 15 Nov 2020
at 11:30
Your money isn't worth my life
So, at work tonight one of my team members was sent home with suspected COVID-19 symptoms (cough, sore throat, fever).  Because we get screened every day, he basically lied to the screeners about how he felt, and must have not quite been feverish enough to pop on the temperature scanners. He claimed to us that he had felt only a little "meh", but had come to work anyway in order to make money. While he was sent promptly home once he told his symptoms to our supervisor (and Medical), the rest of us were furious. Primarily because this person has, when we have had slow work and people could choose to go home without penalty, taken every single opportunity offered, which has been probably 7+ times over the last several weeks.  So any of those other times he could have chosen to stay and probably could have done little all night but a bit of cleaning, and gotten paid for his time.  And instead went home to goof off, then found himself short of cash, and chose to put the rest of us at risk in order to get money that he had basically wasted by not choosing to just stay and get paid for doing very little.

None of us have any sympathy for him, because his actions meant we had to scrub down our entire line with bleach mix and then pray we hadn't missed anything that will make us ill. I have no idea if we're going to have to quarantine our entire team because of his selfishness. We have people in our team who are older, who have kids, who have contact with older adults who are in the worst age brackets, who have other vulnerable or high-risk people at home whom they live with. And now we all get to stress out for days until we know if this idiot's actions have put all of those lives at risk.
Silverlock
 member, 119 posts
Mon 16 Nov 2020
at 01:33
Your money isn't worth my life
In reply to Isida KepTukari (msg # 1647):

Sorry to hear it.  Had a similar thing happen to us, worker with a history of coming to work sick came in, insisted "it's not Covid" and now we have had to scrub the place out and are awaiting our own test results.  And have the joy of being shorthanded on top of it.

Hope it works out better for you, and the idiot has it written up in his file as 'endangering the health and welfare of the staff'.
Mika
 member, 287 posts
Fri 27 Nov 2020
at 21:22
Your money isn't worth my life

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Mika
 member, 288 posts
Fri 27 Nov 2020
at 22:36
Your money isn't worth my life

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PCO.Spvnky
 member, 461 posts
Tue 8 Dec 2020
at 22:16
Your money isn't worth my life
I really don't understand why people like the FFG Star Wars system?  I swear C-3PO from episode 1 could lay waste to a starting character from that game.  I understand playing weaker than a 1st grader characters in some systems but Star Wars is supposed to be an epic adventure not an "OMG a mynoch, RUN!!!!" type of game.
Eur512
 member, 839 posts
Wed 9 Dec 2020
at 00:07
Your money isn't worth my life
In reply to PCO.Spvnky (msg # 1651):

Just have a house rule that gives PC's some survival edge.  That would kind of be in the feel of the movies, in which at every moment the PC's are hopelessly facing ridiculous odds and pull it off anyway.

"Fifty blaster turrets shoot at you... they all miss."

Of course knowing you're going to pull it off anyway means you're not facing ridiculous odds...

hmm...

Really hard to capture that feel in a game.
Isida KepTukari
 member, 372 posts
 Elegant! Arrogant! Smart!
Tue 22 Dec 2020
at 04:06
It's not great, but don't make it worse...
Well, after nine months of my husband being furloughed from his job and bouncing from using unemployment to being paid through his work due to grants they had gotten, they finally officially let him go because there was simply no reason to think they were ever going to need him (or most of their employees) again. What's going to be tough is that Hubby now not only has to switch from being idle as he has been for the last 9-plus months, but also finding an entirely different sort of job (as he's not going to find a job exactly like his old one).  It's going to be hard on him, even if he did agree without prompting that we can't go down to a one-income household (my job continues on strong, thank goodness).

So... that's a nice new worry to deal with.
CrazyIvan777
 member, 310 posts
Thu 24 Dec 2020
at 15:51
It's not great, but don't make it worse...
I don't even know if this is vent-worthy. But here I am.
Christmas is hard every year. Was never a celebrant, grew up with a lot of self-loathing, and the loneliness baked into such a celebration just... yeah.
But today it's worse. I published my third novel this year, and even if I didn't give a percentage to my partner-in-writing, I'd still be several hundred dollars in the red for this one. And then a person I consider a good friend hit absolute gold with his new novel. He's getting interviews and podcasts and incredible reviews and sales and... it's a great book. and I love the guy dearly, but all I can feel is this bitter jealousy for his good fortune, and an overwhelming sense of failure for my own work. It almost makes me want to just... stop.
GreenTongue
 member, 934 posts
 Game Archaeologist
Thu 24 Dec 2020
at 18:39
It's not great, but don't make it worse...
In reply to CrazyIvan777 (msg # 1654):

Well, you could "sell out" and write things outside of your comfort zone.
Eur512
 member, 842 posts
Thu 24 Dec 2020
at 20:29
It's not great, but don't make it worse...
In reply to GreenTongue (msg # 1655):

From the point of view of this unrepentant capitalist, doing what your audience/customers want and getting money for it isn't selling out, it's giving people what they want.  It's what makes the system truly beautiful- when you can align what the people want to buy with what you want to sell, celestial harmony and profit are achieved.
OceanLake
 supporter, 1148 posts
Thu 24 Dec 2020
at 20:40
It's not great, but don't make it worse...
Write a story where the jealous thoughts of the 'hero/heroine' come true, seeming because of those thoughts.
Draegnoth
 member, 32 posts
Fri 25 Dec 2020
at 01:00
It's not great, but don't make it worse...

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CrazyIvan777
 member, 311 posts
Fri 25 Dec 2020
at 06:34
Re: It's not great, but don't make it worse...

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CrazyIvan777
 member, 312 posts
Wed 30 Dec 2020
at 16:08
Re: It's not great, but don't make it worse...
And so it comes, as expected. All of the people who, at Christmas, excluded me but added the promise "New Years!" have suddenly become too busy or the like to include me at New Years, either.
I know it's petty. I know it is. But loneliness is extra sharp this year, and ...
*sigh*
I know that after the new year, likely late January, these same people are going to reach out to me out of a feeling of guilt or obligation, and I'll be reminded once again: I'm good enough to connect with. But not during the holidays. Those are for better people.
phoenix9lives
 member, 1055 posts
 GENE POLICE!  YOU!
 GET OUTTA THE POOL!
Wed 30 Dec 2020
at 22:59
Re: It's not great, but don't make it worse...
CrazyIvan777, you've had THREE novels published?  HOLY CRAP!  That's amazing!  There are plenty of writers who haven't even had one published.  That is so amazing to me!  Rmail me the titles, and I will find them and read them.

This message was last edited by the user at 02:17, Thu 31 Dec 2020.

Draegnoth
 member, 36 posts
 Been playing for 25 years
 Can fill any role
Thu 31 Dec 2020
at 01:27
Re: It's not great, but don't make it worse...
Rmail me the titles. Apparently naming them here violates some rules.
MrsNo6
 member, 34 posts
Thu 31 Dec 2020
at 02:45
It's not great, but don't make it worse...
CrazyIvan777:
But today it's worse. I published my third novel this year, and even if I didn't give a percentage to my partner-in-writing, I'd still be several hundred dollars in the red for this one.


I know how that feels. I had to get a second job to cover the editing and cover art for my two novels.
phoenix9lives
 member, 1056 posts
 GENE POLICE!  YOU!
 GET OUTTA THE POOL!
Thu 31 Dec 2020
at 02:59
It's not great, but don't make it worse...
Wow.  How many people here have had novels published?
GreenTongue
 member, 935 posts
 Game Archaeologist
Thu 31 Dec 2020
at 18:17
It's not great, but don't make it worse...
Reminds me of the mime showing the guy in the wheelchair looking at the guy on the bicycle looking at the guy in the car. All were wishing they had what the other had.

Sometimes it is a good idea to appreciate what you do have.
Even the guy in the wheelchair could be bed-ridden.
Draegnoth
 member, 37 posts
 Been playing for 25 years
 Can fill any role
Thu 31 Dec 2020
at 18:42
It's not great, but don't make it worse...
I'm working on a litrpg novel. Slow process for me but I'm getting there.
Mika
 member, 320 posts
Fri 8 Jan 2021
at 14:17
It's not great, but don't make it worse...
Is taking a mental break from games bad?
RosstoFalstaff
 member, 201 posts
Fri 8 Jan 2021
at 14:34
It's not great, but don't make it worse...
In reply to Mika (msg # 1667):

Not at all, do it. As often and for as long as you need. Tell the people in your games though that you're going away and for how long (and I don't know is a fine answer to that second one)
Mika
 member, 321 posts
Fri 8 Jan 2021
at 14:38
It's not great, but don't make it worse...
In reply to RosstoFalstaff (msg # 1668):

I tested positive for covid earlier but they think itís false so Iím going again I donít think the game ppl might understand
ladysharlyne
 subscriber, 2967 posts
 You get out of a game the
 effort you put in it !!
Fri 8 Jan 2021
at 15:48
It's not great, but don't make it worse...
TAking a mental break is not bad at all.  As it has been said please just let your GMs know what you are doing.  If you know how long fine if not then tell them you do not know and they have different ways each GM will handle that.  But you must take care of yourself first hun.