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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    That's what I did as well. I watched the Penny Arcade videos they did of it, and it was great. I then told my therapist friend she needed to play the game asap. I was apparently not the first person to tell her that, so she immediately asked where to get the game. I'm pretty sure that Penny Arcade also did Hatoful Boyfriend, and I think they're now doing Dream Daddy. And I have a feeling I'll be watching those videos as well, because the way they do it is great. One guy reads the main character, one guy reads everyone else, and then their producer who is off screen reads all the narration in a kind of Wonder Years style.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    You could always get yourself an SCBA setup, complete with compressor filling station. In fact, I've got a friend who's thinking of selling his SCUBA filling setup. Except you could strip the parts that manage oxygen/nitrogen/co2 concentrations and sell them off, since, unlike SCUBA, SCBA can just use regular compressed air thanks to not having to deal with life threatening blood gas changes due to pressure at depth leading. Extra bonus is that those tanks weigh something like 30lbs if you're going for the cheap steel ones, so you get an extra workout. Bad news is that those are the small tanks that only last like half an hour...
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    From my experience, matcha tastes like I just drank a big fat glass of lawn clippings. That may have been because I didn't prepare it correctly, I don't know. I wasn't going for tea ceremony style, I was going for the watered down casual style. I like green tea otherwise. I prefer my iced tea to either be made by me or to be sweet. Because a lot of people, my rommate included, stew the hell out of their iced teas by doing stupid crap like putting cold water on to boil with the tea bags already in it. So it gets the double dose of too hot and too long, and it ends up as a tannin-filled wreck that's undrinkable unless it's sweetened fairly heavily. But I'll also admit that I like to make my iced tea semi-sweet. Hot tea is unsweetened all the way, unless I'm really in the mood for sugar.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Oh jebus. Doki Doki Literature Club is amazing. It's a free PC game, and I won't spoil anything other than to say that you shouldn't be fooled by its Visual Novel stylings.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I used to have a full drum set. Well, it wasn't mine, it was my sister's, but it was when we were all still teenagers living with the parents. I learned very quickly that I'm no John Bonham. I wasn't even a bad joke rimshot player. I couldn't roll a snare to save my life.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Yea, and Polka is a Czech thing, not German. Quit bringing your logic into things! Let me have my annoying instrument!
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Yea, but it lacks that "almost bagpipes" quality. The accordion is like the German equivalent of bagpipes, with the added benefit of polka. Oh, and I don't need to learn that circular breathing crap that I remember being told about with woodwinds and the like.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    A piano accordion. I kind of wish it was a button accordion, because those seem to be the "best" type, but I guess the piano accordion is supposed to be easier to learn. Considering I don't even know if I'll be able to afford getting the thing fixed, let alone learn to play it, I can't really say much. I almost kind of wish it was just a simple concertina. Those look like they're super easy to learn, depending on how many buttons you're talking. A 20 button would let me play "What Will We Do With A Drunken Sailor" easily, and that would probably be a hit at a few of the Pennsic pirate camps. I looked at buying one, but even a cheap one is like $300.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I'm watching Penny Arcade play Doki Doki Literature Club(or rather watching them read it since it's a visual novel game) and holy hell. This game is so screwed up, and I love it. I have to get my friend that's a therapist to play it. She'd have a field day playing it.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Oh dear gord. I just ate a 1lb steak, a big baked potato, and 1/3 of an 8x8 pan of cornbread. It may have been too much. I have no regrets. Edit: Ok, I have one regret - I'm now out of cornbread.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Well, I got two afghans, a handheld grater, a bunch of reproduction presidential campaign pins, and a little wooden magazine rack thing. One of the afghans is brown and cream colored, was made by my mom, and was the one my pap always used to use when he was sitting in his chair in typical old man style. The other is one that is a very 70's green and was made by either my grandma or one of my great aunts. Neither are particularly attractive, but I don't care. I'm also going to be getting an accordion in the future. It's going to need repairs, though. The bellows are starting to tear, and there's at least one broken key. And that's not even knowing what's up with the reeds and the internal leathers. Depending on how much it costs to repair(there's actually an accordion repair shop in Pittsburgh!) I might actually get it totally refurbished and learn to play. And while accordions may not be SCA period(19th century invention), it will become something that I take to SCA events to play just for laughs.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I forgot that today was the day that all of the grandkids were supposed to go to my grandma's house and pick out the things we wanted that weren't covered by her will. I know I missed out on a couple things I would have liked to have had a chance at, but I also know that my mom and sister grabbed a couple things for me. But now I'm going to go down there and see if I can't try to get a couple afghans and some cookware.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Normally I try to stay around $1 million, but this time I decided that I wanted an area of ground solar with sun tracking, rather than just rooftop solar, and I've got a strong feeling that that will bump my costs up significantly. Also, the general size of the house went up. I now want it to be at least 3,500 square feet, which is more than triple my current house size. Oh, and the pool. The pool was new, too.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Just woke up with a headache, and the screaming children in the street do not help it at all. Oh how I wish I could strike it rich so that I could buy a bunch of land and build my Nowhere House. I'd drop an easy 2 million on building a large, super efficient Passivhaus, complete with a bank of solar panels(rooftop and ground), battery backups, and even a small windmill or two if the property allowed. And it'd be smack in the middle of about 40 acres of land, so my nearest neighbors would be a few hundred yards away, preferably separated by trees or at least a hedgerow.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    My cousin never raced his either, but he did about 3/4 of the stuff that his friend who raced did. Coilover suspension, performance exhaust kit, new intercooler, new chip, new injectors, turbo swap with the turbo from an Evo VII, head swap(I think to a 1G head?), all sorts of crap. I remember that before he got the new chip he had me solder a potentiometer to something so that he could manually adjust it to get it to quit knocking. I'm not a car guy, so I don't really know what all exactly he did, I just remember the big parts because he would brag to me all the tie about them. I do know that he never actually had it professionally tuned. His friend actually offered him time on a dyno to really run the thing and then spend the day tuning it, but as far as I know he never took him up on it. Me? I wanted to take my Jeep Cherokee, swap the underpowered 2.5L I4 for the 4.0L I6, replace all the floorboards with rhino lined diamond plate, rhino liner the frame and undercarriage, give it a 4-6 inch lift, throw a winch in front, build a roll cage inside, and take the thing through the back roads and mud trails. A totally different mindset there.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    1G, 2G, 3G or one of those horrid 4G's with the bubble butt? My cousin has had 3 or 4 different DSMs over the last decade and a half. First was a 2G Eagle Talon ESi, which he totalled. Then he bought a 2G Eclipse GSX, which he also totalled. Then he bought another 2G Eclipse GSX that he didn't total and put far more money into upgrades than he paid for the car. In the end, that thing was basically a 2-seater Lancer Evo VII with custom suspension, better intercooler, custom exhaust, etc. He built it to copy the GSX owned and raced by one of his friends who was a semi-pro drag racer. Then he bought a 1G Eagle Talon TSi AWD to use as another project car, which went nowhere. He no longer owns any of them, but that's because he got married and now he has to have a sensible car for ferrying his 2 step kids around in. But man, that suped up GSX could really fly if he wanted it to... I always wear oven mitts when dumping pasta into a strainer. Pot handles get hot, the oven mitts protect from the steam to a degree, and they give you that extra couple seconds if this go wrong before skins starts to really burn.
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    Pathfinder Version 2

    See, I look at that statement the same way I look at statements people make about video games running a beta. You can tell from the look of the game that they've got their idea for how the game will function, and they're looking for improvements and bug reports that benefit and refine that idea, not that change it. So if something just fundamentally doesn't mesh with your idea of how the game should play, they're not going to change it because it doesn't work towards improving their vision of the game. Now, it's true that if, say, 75% of the people in the playtest start screaming about something in the same way and for the same reasons, it's probably going to get changed. But if there's only 50% then they're just as likely to change it as they are to keep it the same. Anything less than 50% and it's not going to be changed because obviously it's working as intended or else the majority of players wouldn't be silent about it. I've always tried to make a character that's got the feel I want without waiting or multiclassing, but sometimes it's either impossible or just very, very hard to do. My first experience with D&D was 3rd edition, and I wanted to build a spellsword type character. But that's impossible to do at the very start with just a PHB. Eventually I got the Psionics Handbook, and then the closest I could get to a spellsword was with the Psychic Warrior class. But then it isn't magic, it's psionics, and your DM has to be willing to deal with learning how psionics work because they don't work the same as the basic magic system. So to be a true spellsword, I would have to multiclass. Maybe, just maybe, I could have pulled off my concept with a bard, but I doubt it thanks to the bard's limited spell list. The same is true for Rangers, and the character wasn't meant to have I understand that eventually there was a spellsword class, or prestige class, or both that got published, but if you don't have access to those books then it doesn't really do you much good. So sometimes multiclassing is necessary for a character concept.
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    Pathfinder Version 2

    You're not alone. It looks like they're trying to reinvent the wheel by making it a lot more complicated than it needs to be. And while I never played 4e, or even really looked at it outside of a few sideways glances, the way they're doing feats does make me think of powers. Whether they end up working the same way is up to people who will actually play PF2. I dunno. I think 5e might have eaten more of Pathfinder's lunch than Paizo wants to let on, and so they're trying to differentiate themselves further from the classic D&D formula. But that's sort of what Wizards tried to do with 4e, and we all know how well that did...
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    They're already doing that with some places. From what I understand it's largely for dementia/Alzheimer's patients right now, but they're building retirement communties that look like 1950's suburbia because it's a familiar appearance. Having something that looks like the places they grew up or lived in for most of their lives apparently helps them with their periods of confusion, or something like that, because those memories aren't as strongly affected. Also, that's the whole shtick of the "Near-Death Star" in Futurama. It's a massive space station where people are sent once they turn 160, and they're slotted into racks, hooked to life support, jacked into virtual reality, and spend the rest of their days there. And apparently that's a long time, because the Professor's parents are still alive in there, and it was established twice that the Professor was 160+. I wonder if it's more a rebranding of HD line as Bones line. If so, it kind of irks me that the product number will change. I'd much rather have a little side note on the product page that says something like "same formula, new packaging" the way that all sorts of consumer products do. It's one of those situations where changing a part number isn't required because all that's changing is the label design, since I'd assume that the color names would stay the same.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Ah, to live in such a mythical place... Sadly, such is not the life for me. I'd be hard pressed to find somewhere that gives me as good a quality of life as I currently have with my education level. For all that I complain about my backwards state, I've really done quite well here. I'm a college dropout with a job that allows me to own my own home thanks to the low cost of living. And my job is one that, unless I seriously screw up, I'm unlikely to lose. The biggest problem I have is that my work schedule and my friends' work schedules all clash. I work nights and weekends, two friends have schedules that are only semi-stable but are typically day shift, one works a schedule that I haven't been able to wrap my head around for 3 years, etc. So all my complaining has to be taken with a grain of salt. "First world problems" and all that jazz. Also, I really wanted those cigars. It was a small stockpile of cheapies that I could smoke during downtime at work and not care if I had to throw out half of it. Been there, done that, except my Monday was Saturday. Try that one sometime.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    My Monday has continued into my Tuesday, because I got about 4 hours of sleep yesterday, but I'm still wide awake now and I should have been asleep at least two hours ago. But whatever. At least I'm not stuck at the DMV, I'm not arguing with customer service, and I have two big, fat steaks in the fridge for whenever I get hungry today.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    They take PayPal. They just don't accept the payment from you if something is backordered, and then if it takes them more than a month the payment expires. And rather than having a system in place where they resubmit to PayPal and I approve it, they demand that I give them my credit card number. I've been trying to limit doing that, because I'm sick of having to get a new card issued at least once a year because of fraud, since companies can't be bothered to implement proper security. And since I can't pinpoint where they're getting my card number, I'm using other payment methods if I can. Yea, my lawn is tiny, and would probably be great for an electric mower if it weren't for some of my grass. I've got big patches of some kind of super stringy, super thick growing crap that just kills mowers. And if the lawn is wet? Oh man, that stuff even more killer. And since I live in the bottom of a valley, and I think there's a spring here too, my yard is always damp.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Yea, I went from a cheap Bissell that my dad left here when I bought the place to the Dyson. And the worth of a good lawnmower was something I always knew. My grandparents originally had an old Lawn Boy, from back when they were good, and that thing was a beast until it started burning oil and the motor seized up. I bought a Husqvarna push mower over a decade ago and, while it needs a new carburetor, it still runs like a champ if I remember to pump a bunch of carb cleaner through it about twice a year. I'm just too cheap to pay someone to fix the carburetor for me, and I'm too paranoid I'll mess it up if I swap it out myself. So I'll spend $10 on a can of Seafoam engine cleaner every year instead.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    It really is something that I needed to see to believe. I have a friend who used to sell Kirby vacuums, and he got to take home a demo model either for free or for some stupidly reduced price because I guess they want their salespeople to have real experience with the things. He tried to tell me for years that you get what you pay for with vacuums, just like with anything else, and I always figured "if it sucks up dirt, that's all that matters." Well, I got proven wrong, that's for sure.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Dang, that sucks. Especially since I can only assume the knife block actually had knives in it. Also, 22lbs of flour? Man, that'd last me half a lifetime. I use so little flour that I've still got the remnants of the 5lb bag I bought like 6 years ago, and the only reason it's nearly empty is thanks to my roommate making fried chicken on a semi-regular basis. But I can't say much when it comes to buying bulk. I had 60 lbs of different varieties of rice in a cabinet. There's the 25lb bag of Japanese short grain, the 20lbs of sweet rice, 5lbs of regular long grain white, 5lbs of jasmine, and 5lbs of Basmati. For a while there, that whole list would have lasted me maybe a year. Currently, I'm working on year 2 with this restock, because I've cut down on my curry consumption.
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