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Just now, Doug Sundseth said:

You can take him. I just know it.

Don't think I haven't thought about Grand Theft Auto-ing her. <_<

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9 minutes ago, Argentee said:

What were your class skills? I got Reading and Useless trivia at half xp cost, and +5 to cats. But I had to take the 'Obscure obsessions' flaw, though really, is that a flaw in the days of the internet?

I took Reading and Star Trek/Star Wars Knowledge.  Hmm I have Severe Apathy listed under both flaws and advantages...

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I'm sleepy enough that i've got vertigo at my desk.

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12 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

Onion skin paper is a good choice for pages for model books. It folds more easily when stacked and you can imply more pages with a similar stack.

Cool, I'll have to keep that in mind.  Now where would I find such a thing?  A Michaels or AC Moore?

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16 minutes ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Cool, I'll have to keep that in mind.  Now where would I find such a thing?  A Michaels or AC Moore?

 

Most stationers should carry it. It was commonly used for airmail letters when those were a thing.

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21 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

 

I know that was mostly joking, but I've seen claims that this is one of the biggest differences between typical nerds and typical norms. Successful social interaction, especially in weird hothouse atmospheres like high school, takes a lot of effort. Nerds tend not to see the cost:benefit ratio for that effort as favorable.

 

 

Actually, it's what my husband calls kidding-on-the-square. Social interactions were VERY difficult for me to learn. I'm mostly blind to body language, and I don't understand a great deal of what is considered humor. I get through most social interactions by rote response (How are you > Fine How are you) and by constantly rehearsing in my head what to say about things. So when someone talks to me my 'spontaneous' response is usually anything but.

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4 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

Most stationers should carry it. It was commonly used for airmail letters when those were a thing.

Ohhhhh it's an actual paper. Ok. That makes a lot more sense than buying onions and peeling the skin off of them, cutting it into little squares and gluing it together to make little books.

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Just now, Guindyloo said:

Ohhhhh it's an actual paper. Ok. That makes a lot more sense than buying onions and peeling the skin off of them, cutting it into little squares and gluing it together to make little books.

Yeah, used to think the same thing until I learned that it was just paper "as thin as" an onion peel.

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The biggest block to me for social interaction is the firm, unshakable belief that no one is interested in what I have to say.  Even when I'm with my friends and I know they like the same things.

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36 minutes ago, hiddenone32 said:

The biggest block to me for social interaction is the firm, unshakable belief that no one is interested in what I have to say.  Even when I'm with my friends and I know they like the same things.

::(: Oddly enough, my husband suffers from that too... which is why he is a part time actor. If they paid money to see him, they must be interested.

 

I know it must be brutally hard at times. I hope hanging out on the forum helps.

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I acquired (non-acquired?) my first stolen Amazon package. I hope the thief is disappointed in the cat food, tooth paste and figure case.

 

I see glitter bombs are a real thing and can be purchased. I shall have to investigate this as potential thief deterrent...

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27 minutes ago, Argentee said:

::(: Oddly enough, my husband suffers from that too... which is why he is a part time actor. If they paid money to see him, they must be interested.

 

I know it must be brutally hard at times. I hope hanging out on the forum helps.

It's definitely easier online vs face to face.  I still keep to myself most of the time but occasionally (like now) raise my head out of the sand.

 

As far as my brain is concerned most of the time, poking the like button is sufficient socialization.

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12 hours ago, pcktlnt said:

I choked on spittle. I've been alive for 33 years and I still can't breathe or swallow correctly? -_____-

My wife's family has this.  Her Mema is 87 and still fights with this.  My sympathies... it is never a pleasant experience.

14 hours ago, ub3r_n3rd said:

This barbarian is very sad... one of the people at our table lost his job a while back and has been searching for a few months to find something here in LV. He has been unable to find something in his field and let us know today that he is moving back home to California. It sucks when you lose a good player and better person from your gaming group. I don't know if we'll find another person as cool, nice, laid back, and fun as Zack. *takes a shot of triple espresso in honor of his departing gaming companion*

Sorry to hear that.  Been through it though.  

*** Raises a mug of coffee to all the groups that still have enough players to keep playing ***

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Kickstarter comments are very trigger-worthy today.  Best to stay here in Random I think!

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3 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Yeah, used to think the same thing until I learned that it was just paper "as thin as" an onion peel.

 

Sometimes it's also called tracing paper.  

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