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CaptainPete

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  1. I get Friday and Saturday nights off and have for many years. To Dr. Orpheus: I beg you not to ask (what I did to get those nights off). It's not that hard? I mean, it's a first draft. It doesn't have to be good. Hell, it doesn't even have to be finished (50k is a very low bar and is really more like a novella). It just have to be done. For me, I tend to write bout 1k words per hour on average. So, it's just 50 hours of work for me spread out over a month. With an average of 1,667 words per day (I think), it's about 90 minutes per day of work for me. Given how I tend to write far less than I want to, NaNo is a good way to get me to get some words down on paper. Plus, I usually don't really try to write a novel. I usually do a mix of things. This year, I'm probably going to do some work on a story idea I've been kicking around for a few weeks, finish a short story or two that I think I can finish, and a whole lot of blog articles (I've been slacking due to the summer of hell we just went through up here). I do like to end up with *something* to show for the whole thing.
  2. I got it with a Humble Bundle a while back and haven't checked it out yet. I'd be curious to see what your take on it is, if you get around to it.
  3. I got stuck at the "shape named place" last night and it suuuuuuuuuuucked! You know how we haven't had nearly enough rain around here lately? Well, we got some. We got quite a bit. And my boss is like "would you rather be walking around when it's raining?" Um, dude, I'm still walking around but I don't have as many places to hide from it! Plus, they track us really heavily there, and I was given an almost dead phone, so it was bad. In other news, my hobby space is cleaner so I'm going to try to get some more minis done. Try...
  4. So, I sat down with my friend and we played a quick half of a game last night. I used my Amazons and she used the list I designed for her. I kind of had to run her crew for her but it was more "what do you want to do from these two or three things?" I ended up winning but that was because we ran out of time. Hopefully, she'll swing by a few more times to play before we introduce it to her husband. I also want to get everything painted... I have to say that the rules are much better for newbies, and the shorter list of spells/powers really helps with preventing new players from taking forever during their turns, compared to FG.
  5. This book is great for any modern of futuristic game, the advice is hilarious and very useful. My favorite is the monowire at head height or the mine under the bed.
  6. Ugh. had to wake up early so I could play Ghost Archipelago with a friend. I should so some chores but I'm going to bed...
  7. I forgot my lunch last night and had to race back to grab it. Since I had to rush, I ended up screwing up my ankle. I was limping all night last night and I can't take tonight off because I have to train someone. I can't let my boss do the training because he's... Not really good at his job. Okay, he's a waste of space and I really hope he quits soon. And I was suppose to me training this guy the last two nights but someone walked off the job so... Yeah.
  8. Um, the things I hold trunk with are not things you call on when you want good things to happen... Do you two play "Your kid" when she displays unique personality traits? Such as, when she does something like this, do you just turn to one another and say "She got this from you, she's your kid"? When people talk about crowns and democracy, I always suggest that they look up Huey Long. You know, America's most famous home-grown Fascist?
  9. Update: It's only 1.2cm. She read it wrong. But, still. I was going to reply to more things but I accidentally hit something and it reloaded the page, causing me to lose what I was writing. I'm going to bed.
  10. Star Trek Picard is... Interesting. I feel like the creators decided to make a show out of my angsty teenage ST fan fiction. But I'm not an angsty teen anymore.
  11. Well, it looks like my mom's trip to the hospital and all that was a good thing. While she was there, they did a CT scan. And found a 2.5cm node on her hypothalamus. We don't know yet if it's bad or really bad. Either way, it should be treatable. Hopefully. This is why I stayed in a holding pattern. Because this? This is my life.
  12. I got my fourth Rosie but she has nothing in her hand. Yet. I'm still debating but I might just leave it empty... Wait. I think I might have a sword that might fit. I need to clean tonight but once that's done, I'm going to start Picard. It's my reward for being a responsible adult. And it rained out here for the first time in months. I am enjoying every minute of it. I really hope to get back to painting next week, as I've been too distracted and stressed out lately. With NaNoWriMo coming, I want to wrap up my Ghost Archipelago minis before that starts. All of my free time is going to be consumed by that.
  13. Words can be copyrighted, ideas cannot. It's... Not that hard to understand. It was the Chapter House lawsuit. They half won, half lost. The judge (that poor, poor judge) pointed out that if you can't trademark a name, you can't stop people from using it to sell things that work with your stuff. If it hadn't have been for the outrage, and money, GW would have been able to win. This is one of the major problems with copyright and trademark law (and civil law in general); Who has the most money, wins. AND PROTECTOR OF MEXICO! Also, he fired Congress. Twice.
  14. I can't even... I mean, just to START with, there's the difference between civil and criminal law. Because just because you've wronged someone CIVILLY does not mean that they have been wronged CRIMINALLY. Also, GW can go jump in a lake. For a lot of reasons. In good news, my mom got released from the hospital last night. After two days of the antibiotic version of carpet bombing, things are looking better. It looks like the bruises she suffered exacerbated the blood flow problem from her diabetes and that made the infection worse. Two days doing nothing but being in bed seems to have helped greatly. However, she has a lot of pills to take and tasks to do to keep things going the right way. As such, we're both keeping things in a holding pattern until the end of the month.
  15. So, my story from yesterday: I ended up telling one of my bosses about what *might* happen in relation to my mom and me having to uproot everything. His response was something to the effect of "Since we've moved to merit raises (cue me trying not to laugh), you can ask them for more money, since you've been here since forever. As for the Uber/Lyft thing, they have a subscription service, monthly pay thing that let's you schedule rides. If you ask, I'll bet they'll pay for that, too. And just tell them that you want to go to part time." My reaction was something like this: No, they're not going to bite. They will beg me and offer me things to stay but, um, they can attempt procreation with a chainsaw. I've been done with them for a while and this is the easy way out. Plus, they're either renege on what they promised or wouldn't offer me enough. And I can't work full time AND help my mom. It's just... Not going to happen. As for the whole situation, apparently surgery was mentioned. To what extend has not yet been discussed. So... I'm thinking it's going to be worst case. It sucks but I'll deal.
  16. I guess I'm moving to Scotland. I mean, you all will be out of the UK before things get too bad there, I bet. I just scream "BUY MY BOOK!" and set the phone down. In other news, my mom spent last night in the hospital. Which isn't good for a lot of reason, notably The Plague, but she did say that they were planning to send her home today. However, I'm laying the ground work for getting out of my place and my job. I have a kind of humorous story about telling one of my bosses that I might have to quit but it'll have to wait until tomorrow. My belly is empty and my local Taco Bell is doing delivery again.
  17. I already put a raygun in one of their hands for Raygun Gothic conversion. Of the quick and dirty kind. I'm in the "Your Problem Now" camp. I still don't like the idea of prequels for anything, much less Trek. However, while I did end up enjoying the first season of Discovery (all I've seen so far), I did have some issues with it. The first being the whole eye thing from the Mirror Universe. The Klingons upset me. And I don't like how Micheal gets back to being back into good standing in only one season. Mutiny is something I take a rather dim view of and takes a lot to get me to turn around on it. That said, I do like the character and look forward to watching more of that show. Lower Decks is a great contrast to the other Trek that's out there right now and hits the right jokes. It's a bunch of nerds writing about a bunch of nerds, just in Starfleet. I really like Tendi and I want to see more of her. The doctor is... Probably my favorite character. It's not that bad. It's not great but it won't mess you up too bad, so long as you don't eat too much of it. Just like most other Mexican food.
  18. Since I have to clean tonight, I can't binge on any Star Trek because I'll just do that. But I discovered 48 Hours on Paramount+, so I can get my true crime fix and keep working. Maybe. If I don't change my mind and start watching Picard. I ended up ordering a lot of eBay of Reaper stuff, so I could get some stuff that's currently out of stock, and I'm going to end up with three of Rosie. One I bought, another that was a freebee from Reaper, and now this one. Oh, wait, four actually. I forgot about the Bones version of her!
  19. So, I signed up for Paramount+ and started watching on my computer. And it started skipping. I decided I'd look for an app and turns out that there is one. I put it on my old $20 phone and... There's no skipping. Like, at all. I guess I figured out what the problem is. The only good news is that Lower Decks is as good as I imagined it. However, I need to clean my apartment.
  20. My Reaper order for this month was $66.61. I also noticed that the free minis (not the Bones USA) are now just Bones, either regular or Black, this month. I'll miss the free metals.
  21. If you are missing your legs below the knee, maybe you shouldn't threaten people with a stun gun. Because, you know, stairs are a thing. I ended up not working the desk last night so no progress on the game project. It's fine. At least I didn't have to deal with the drive-by. In worse news, my mom was washing her car this weekend and slipped and fell, because she was wearing flip-flops. She went to the doctor, looks like a sprain. However, she sent me a picture of her leg and it's bad. She told me that because of the diabetes, she has to be careful, as she could lose the leg. Which I already knew because a friend of mine lost a whole toe and some foot bone due to a blister on his foot at a con that he didn't take care off (because he had just lost his job and didn't know he had health insurance, which is a whole other ball of wax). I think everything will be okay but I'm just kind of sitting here, trying to figure out how I'm going to handle living with her again, if worse comes to worse.
  22. Yeah... This is now canon in my mind. So, last night, I was talking with our office person when she found out that she had lost her wallet. She had been running for the bus, tripped and fell. She didn't realize that she had lost her wallet at the time. So, she lost it. Crying, bawling, screaming. Which, I get. We're both broke, so I know that this happening before payday was just kicking her while she was down. I had an emergency $20 that I spotted her, so she can get to and from work. While she was melting down, I had to just... Stop. I know that saying "it'll be okay" and the like because it's kind of condescending and just doesn't help when things are breaking down. She's going to call out tonight so I'll probably be stuck at the desk again tonight. I can't wait for payday. And my weekend. I did nothing important this past weekend and I foresee the same this weekend.
  23. I actually liked them? I have mixed feelings about Into Darkness but it wasn't terrible. And I'm going to be getting a Paramount+ account next week. There will be much watching of Star Trek. Probably going to start with Lower Decks.
  24. I watched Star Trek: Insurrection the other day and it was about what I remembered. Very much a longer TV episode. I've also discovered why it started the downfall of Star Trek movies: The shaved Riker's beard. Since growing the beard made TNG good, taking it away is directly responsible for the train wreck that was Nemesis. The thing that really bothers me is how they tried to so hard to maintain the status quo. No mention of Worf losing Jadzia. Only lip service to the Dominion War. And, I mean, Ru'Afo? Rufio! Just... A little too on the nose. However, age and distance did make me appreciate it more than I did when I went to see it in theaters. It's not great but it isn't terrible.
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