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.