Bifford
 member, 83 posts
 Semington RPG Group (UK)
 LARP, RPG & Photography
Fri 25 Jan 2013
at 12:37
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Argh! Why does getting a mortgage and buying a house take so frelling long!!!????.
Amythesta
 member, 103 posts
Sun 27 Jan 2013
at 18:19
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
How many times do I have to tell you people where we were going on the dang ship! The Carribean, people.... And are all of you really incapable of creating some of the story yourselves? Really? If I'm going to come up with every single little detail in the whole game, why the heck do I need players in it? I'd rather just write a darn book! Good lords above, what happened to the imagination in people today? What happened to paying attention and knowing what the heck is going on around you? Telling everyone the same exact thing within a one hour period of time should not have to be explained again!

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facemaker329
 member, 5283 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Sun 27 Jan 2013
at 18:36
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Missed my friend's stand-up comedy show last night.  For some inexplicable reason, management at the club decided they were only going to have him do one show, instead of the normal two (one show a night during the summer makes sense, the crowds are pretty much always smaller then...but during the winter?  ESPECIALLY after the holidays, when people don't have fifteen or twenty other places to be?  C'mon...)

As a result, when I got there twenty-five minutes before showtime (they normally start seating half an hour before), they were just starting to announce that they'd sold out for the night.  Twenty minute drive there, just to turn around and drive back home.  Thanks, guys...
Wine Guy
 member, 337 posts
 So many reds...
 So little time.
Sun 27 Jan 2013
at 23:20
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Flu season is raging like a wildfire around here and I'm up to my knees in snot and sick people.  Flu shots are widely available for the first time in years and no one seems to get them.  Why don't the people MOST AT RISK GET THEIR POMEGRANATE vaccines?
Dottie_V
 member, 15 posts
Wed 30 Jan 2013
at 03:46
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
If I don't answer my phone the first time, what makes you think I will answer the next three consecutive calls?! YOU are a grown woman and you can figure out how to manage a class yourself, thank you very much! I am not your little pamphlet on how to score good with the Nursing profs. Ya annoying creampuff.
rogar308
 member, 229 posts
 Gaming is good!
 Got RPOL in my soul
Wed 30 Jan 2013
at 14:01
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
What are the known outstanding issues we should be aware of?
->The new server will introduce new issues; this is all we know at this point.

Got to love working with an outside client. Mind you we are suppose to release the software application tomorrow and received this nifty note yesterday. Joy.
jazzman831
 member, 711 posts
Thu 31 Jan 2013
at 03:01
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Really cool game concept in GPIA. Express interest, but don't hear anything. Go back a couple weeks later to find that the GM created a game (but forgot to tell me)! Game is still accepting players! Huzzah! Create RTJ, read SRD, get really excited about new game, then nothing. Then nothing. Then why does my main page look different? Oh, because the game was deleted :-/
mofo99
 member, 318 posts
Thu 31 Jan 2013
at 05:19
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

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st_nougat
 member, 113 posts
Fri 1 Feb 2013
at 03:19
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
found out tonight that BOTH of the really good indian restaurants near me have closed up shop...

never did get my curry
Andrew Wilson
 member, 116 posts
 A cunning Rogue
 HP 6/14
Fri 1 Feb 2013
at 05:04
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
My girlfriend is an un-medicated bipolar and I hate her mean side but I love her sweet side to death and theres nothing I can do about the frustration D:
Pyrate
 member, 173 posts
 Supercalifragialistic
 expialidocious.
Fri 1 Feb 2013
at 06:06
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Stuck in Tel Aviv because the fruitcake I went to visit forgot to mention that he already was in a relationship.

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Flarelord
 member, 214 posts
Fri 1 Feb 2013
at 12:14
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
*sulk* Getting screwed over by the dice roller in three games in one night really makes one bitter :(
Dottie_V
 member, 16 posts
Sat 2 Feb 2013
at 04:17
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Gah! Lost important rp material and not able to recover it! >< STUPID ME. Always make a backup, always!!
liblarva
 member, 238 posts
Sat 2 Feb 2013
at 06:55
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Hey, game designer. Instead of telling us to change things that don't make sense, how about you design them to make sense in the first place?
KraznyOctobr
 member, 2 posts
Sun 3 Feb 2013
at 05:40
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Legal and ethical questions should never coexist though they often seem to.
Masamunekaigen
 member, 1178 posts
 In Soviet Russia, quests
 pay you to go on NPCs.
Tue 5 Feb 2013
at 06:20
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
1. Get ready to launch new wave of playtests for system I'm designing.
2. Announce it.
3. ????
4. PC dies.
facemaker329
 member, 5297 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Tue 5 Feb 2013
at 08:19
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I've done it to myself again...overbooked and getting stressed.  Go into tech rehearsals for one show this weekend.  I can't be there the first day of tech because we're doing call-back auditions for the musicians for our summer show that day, and since it's the end of the fiscal year and our boss is tight-fisted, we have absolutely no hours available for any of our non-salaried personnel to help, so it's all up to the three of us who are on salary to handle it all (at least it isn't an open-call audition...these guys all have appointments.  That simplifies things, A LOT!!!)

However, I also have to have a bunch of costumes finished for ANOTHER show by this weekend, as well, because one of the performers is going out of town and Saturday will be the ONLY time the group gets to rehearse with him before the final dress rehearsal.  I need to look at the newly-revised rehearsal schedule and see if that means all the other costumes I've got and will be getting also have to be done by then, or if it's just the stuff for that number.

AND I have a production meeting for NEXT MONTH's show on Wednesday night.  I should really not be sitting here on the computer, I should be doing something about getting all this stuff done...but at the moment, I feel so mentally overwhelmed at everything that has to happen this week that I can't concentrate on the project I'm supposed to be doing.

Hopefully, this will be kinda like primal-scream therapy and release enough tension that I can focus (or at least go to bed and sleep, so I can be more productive tomorrow...)

AND, to make me feel even happier about the situation, my shoulder had been kind of improving, until the last couple of weeks when we kept getting several inches of snow each day for several days straight.  All that shoveling did a number on me.  Even though I don't feel like I can spare the time to go see a doctor about it, it's getting to the point where I'm starting to feel like toughing it out for another couple of weeks is really going to screw something up (if it hasn't already, at this point).

Too many irons in the fire...and someone used one of them on my shoulder.  It's gonna be a long week.
st_nougat
 member, 116 posts
Tue 5 Feb 2013
at 14:45
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
My wife is pissed off at me again....or still I dont know which it is


or what I did
bobbofeet
 member, 48 posts
Tue 5 Feb 2013
at 16:27
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Nothing like doing the budget at work and seeing what you are really worth to your boss... :(

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Amythesta
 member, 119 posts
 I may be bad but I'm
 Perfectly good at it...
Tue 5 Feb 2013
at 16:47
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Weather called for another four to eight inches of snow on top of the two and half feet we already have... What happened? It freaking rained.. So now the snow is a wet nasty collaboration of mud and just plain nastyness. Oh yeah, and the packed stuff on the roads are now ice... Thank you weather man, you really know what you're doing huh?
GreenSerpent
 member, 140 posts
 Casting darkness at the
 Magic Missiles!
Tue 5 Feb 2013
at 17:15
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I might have the novovirus.
Jw2809
 member, 143 posts
Tue 5 Feb 2013
at 22:50
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

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KaiWriter
 member, 20 posts
Thu 7 Feb 2013
at 02:03
Why do I put up with you still?
Damn it, I knew this was too good to be true...

I guess I must have bruised his little ego by being happy about something, because suddenly I get a call from him about forty-five minutes ago.  Apparently, a bunch of friends that he hasn't seen in a year- people who he's told me he doesn't know if he even wants to see- are getting together tomorrow night in a large city three hours away.  Somehow, this changes things, and now, instead of getting ready for the convention like we've been planning for three fruiting weeks, he wants to spend the night having fun with his friends and overnighting in a hotel.

Normally, I have no problem going on an overnight adventure.  But the problem is we have a hard time waking up already, and I see a late checkout as almost a certainly, with us not leaving until about one-thirty after lunch.  I have been looking forward to this con for the entire year.  THE. ENTIRE. YEAR. And now I see what you really think is important- you laying a guilt trip on me about it by asking me "how spontaneous do you feel"?  and then telling me we're going to go and see your friend that you're not even sure wants to fruiting see you, because a bunch of your other friends are going to surprise him.  There is a proper time and place for you to tell me we're driving three hours just to screw around with your friends.  The night before the thing I've been waiting for all school year is not the place or time.

No, I don't want to go, because once we're there, you'll start looking for reasons to keep dinking around and I'll miss my con because you'd rather spend time messing around in a large city and would rather spend the weekend doing what you want.

I'm just tired of you placing everything you want before everything I want.  If you want to go, go without me.  Don't lay another guilt trip on me because I'm "hesitating like I don't want to go" and then try to keep pushing me.  Best case scenario has us home by two-thirty, meaning I have to grab my con stuff and hope to anything I don't miss first slot.

Why did I expect anything different from you?  The sad truth is, though, that I'll end up caving and we'll spend the weekend in the city because I can't resist a guilt trip- I'll always be thinking about if I gave you the correct answer or not, and I HATE THAT ABOUT MYSELF!
Dottie_V
 member, 18 posts
Thu 7 Feb 2013
at 06:24
Re: Why do I put up with you still?
I've gained a new appreciation for the ex-boyfriends that stop talking to you right after you break up with them, especially now that I have to deal with an annoying, chatty, and whiny one this time around.

LEAVE ME ALONE!
facemaker329
 member, 5300 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Thu 7 Feb 2013
at 08:43
Well, THAT wasn't what I had in mind...
So, almost managed to light my stove on fire tonight...making some sugar-glass breakaway stuff for theatrical purposes, which is something I've never done before.  No problem, there's instructions all over the internet, right?

Well, instructions say 'heat the mixture slowly, or you'll discolor it (I want it as clear as I can get it, and most of the examples I've seen have been yellow-ish or brown).  So, I took it VERY slow.  Spent the better part of two hours getting it almost to where I needed it to be.  And at each step along the way, there'd been several minutes before there was a noticeable change in the temperature of the actual mixture.  So, I figured I had plenty of time to step in and check something else on my computer real quick (yeah, I multi-task a lot like that).

Next thing I know, I smell burnt sugar and my kitchen is getting smoky.  I'm not sure exactly where the temperature of the mix was, because the thermometer is only marked up to about 400 degrees (I needed it at 300), and what had been an almost-clear, boiling mass in the pot when I walked out was now dark, burnt brown, seething over the sides of the pot and all over my stovetop.  Luckily, my kitchen is really small, and I literally only needed to pick up the pot and turn around to have it over the sink...where it continued to boil over for several minutes.

The good news is, the stuff that splashed across the floor chipped right up without damaging the flooring, and shattered just the way I wanted it to.  The bad news is, that was two hours that I really couldn't afford to have washed down the drain (plus the hour of clean-up time so I could make another go at it.)  This 4-hours-sleep-a-night stuff is catching up with me, not to mention the stress of trying to get two shows ready to open on the same weekend...