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CaptainPete

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  1. I don't read biographies, but this is one of the exceptions. Everyone should read this book. I'm re-reading Night Watch. No, not Discworld. The Russian one.
  2. You know what I don't like? Jury Duty. You know what I like less then that? Getting called to jury duty twice in one month. You know what I like even less? Making plans to get from work to jury duty in the 61 minutes my work gives me to make it there, then have my jury duty cancelled. Again. Some days, you just can't win for losing.
  3. That's better that my first Halloween costume when I was a kid. I was a box of Pampers. I still have not forgiven my parents.
  4. Okay, I'm guilty of the first one, but I didn't realize I was writing it wrong. You have educated me this morning.
  5. I was working at an event, checking IDs, and me and another guy started asking all of those questions to people when they were trying to get wristbands. Conversations when something like this: Me: What's your zip code? (a common question to catch people with fake IDs) Them: 9**** Me: What is your quest? Them: Me: What is your favorite color? Them: Um, what does this have- Me: What is the capital of Assyria? Oh, those were good times...
  6. I can do a Russian accent, should you need that in the future.
  7. I'm trying to get my Hunter game off the ground, but it looks like one of the players isn't going to be able to keep up with the game. The reason? His girlfriend is pregnant with his kid. They're 19. They're working out what they're going to do, but I think this is one of the best reasons I've ever heard for cancelling on a game.
  8. Okay, I've got a real-life random encounter from work last night: I see this girl run down a set of stairs that leads to nothing but people often use to pee in (gotta love drunks) and I go around to the other side and lean over, shining my light down on her. Before I can say anything, she says the following: "I don't want any god damn cookies!" I explain that I'm not trying to give her cookies, I'm trying to figure out why she's running down stairs to nowhere. She then explains that she was just in someone's place and had to run away from him because he was being weird. A friend of her's turns up and she goes on her merry (and very intoxicated) way. Later on, I come across a guy with his keys locked in his car. The car is running. I offer to call a locksmith. His solution? Break the window. He figures it'll be cheaper. Then, he can't even break the window. He breaks the rock before he breaks the window. At this point, I bail. Let him explain it to the cops if they roll by. I swear, I can not make this stuff up.
  9. Things that I like about work: The quiet. Being left alone for hours at a time. The peacefulness of the river at night. Things that I don't like about work: Having to 86 someone for running around naked after telling him, flat out, "No, you can't run around naked on someone else's property. You have your own home for that." Full moons are the worst, I tell you.
  10. I'm not sure if I like the thought of a goblin with a million dollars...
  11. My best finds in that area and price range have been at state/county fairs and festivals. Hmm, I'll have to look into that. Thanks.
  12. Perhaps look into the Vampire Hunter D novel, "Demon Deathchase" by Hideyuki Kikuchi. This is the basis of the second/newer Vampire Hunter D animated film. I'd temporarily forgotten my obsession with the Vampire Hunter D novels when I made my last post. These vampires are certainly monstrous, but when compared to some of the humans in the book, the vampire in question looks saintly (that's a content warning there - disturbing material involved and I can give people a full content warning by PM for the first several books if they don't mind some spoilers). I also forgot that I recently read a book by a friend of mine in her Vampire Musketeers series. Athos is by force made a vampire and struggles deeply with himself over it and whether he should off himself before he loses his humanity like others who are turned. I liked it, but again, there's some content warning involved. Not necessarily as squicky as some of the stuff in the Vampire Hunter D novel, though. I guess those books fall under my umbrella as, "Cool in the small scale." and not under my aversion to the story being about vampires, which does still generally hold true. I had forgotten that movie even though I own it and have seen it in the theater. I was thinking more of 'vampire is a total, horrible monster of no redeeming value... But he really loves this woman and takes care of her and she has no idea what kind of monster (both literal and figurative) he is.' Since I know I'd end up with a Redeemer or Innocent in the group, it would work for the conflict in the group I'd want. I could give it a shot, if you still need someone. Shoot me a PM. I have no experience with it, but I do (terrible) accents. My dad grew up in the poor part of town and one of the things they would do for 'fun' was walk on the logs that were brought down river and kept floating until they were loaded on the ships. One time, my dad is walking along when one of the logs rolls and he is sucked between two logs in to the river. His friends are able (I have no idea how) to pull the logs just far enough apart to grab his flailing arm and pull him through the logs. He said it was like being crushed between two very rough and uneven rolling pins. He has been terrified of the water ever since... And I love to swim... To go on a random tangent (that's what we're here for, right?), trying to find a cane that is neither expensive ($50+) but not gaudy nor boring is proving to be very tough. I guess I'm going to settle for boring black until I can find something better.
  13. I think my favorite film vampires are the ones from the Blade series. They were monsters and human, but not too human. I like 'moderate' vampires; somewhat human but still monstrous, rather than the extremes of '30 days of night' on one end and 'Twilight' on the other. Great. Now this whole line of thinking has germinated the seed of an idea of a Hunter: The Reckoning game I was debating about running for Halloween... Imagine the hunters running across a vampire, begin tracking him down and make all their plans to kill him, and then finding out he's in love with some human woman. I think I can make it work. Oh, moral conundrums, how you make my games so much better.
  14. "Move to questsnear they said. Booming market they said. Nobody ever mentions the market's booming because some bloody lunatic blew it up!"

  15. I'm guilty of all of the Seven Deadly sins, but Wrath pops up a lot.
  16. I'm currently re-reading the 2001 series (2001, 2010, 2061, 3001). One of my favorite series and I would recommend the book of 2001 to anyone who likes the movie (which I also love).
  17. I have a new TV... Which is sitting by the bathroom door as I haven't figured out what to do with the old one and there's no way I have room for both. Plus, I need to re-organize my apartment for the winter (put the AC away, move things away from the heater, etc) and this complicates matters even more. I think I'll drop by the manager's office on Monday morning and see if anyone in the complex needs an old (but working) TV for free if they haul it away.
  18. "The only way to win is not to play." Damn it. You're making me want to play DefCon.
  19. I think one of my favorite co-op board games is Castle Ravenloft. Or as my friends and I call it: The Game That Hates You And Wants You To Die. It's fun, but my god, is it so brutal. At least you can just blame the card draws rather than a jerk player. Okay, maybe you get that one guy who doesn't want to follow the plan and goes off and does his own thing until he dies, but that only happened once... So far...
  20. The one time I played Illuminati, I had to use the restroom half-way though the game. My friends screwed me over so hard that I just gave up after another 45 minutes of playing. When I noticed that stuff they had done, they pointed to the rules and said it was okay in the rules. Not fun.
  21. I'd like to see some Cyber Reavers with rifles, miniguns and other two-handed guns. The thought of trying to cut some up and put in the weapons from the weapon pack gives me nightmares.
  22. Why do people slam doors? Once and while, I get it. But every time you shut the door? Really? In other news, I have worked out a way to cut a hole through my floor and am currently constructing homemade grenades because I can't sleep. This may or may not be related to the fact that my neighbors don't know how to shut a door without making my apartment shake...
  23. I once had a USPS guy toss a package on my doorstep. The package was then stolen by my neighbor's husband. I was home and asleep when all this happened. There is now a note by my door saying: "Ring the bell and wait 60 seconds before you walk away. DO NOT LEAVE PACKAGES AT DOOR!" My manager also chews out anyone who just leaves a package at the door.
  24. I love how my dad has forgotten two days in a row to come by and hang out with me. After calling the day before the first day to confirm. And, then calling after he missed that day to confirm for the next day. If his head wasn't bolted on, I'm sure he would have lost it years ago.
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