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50 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

North has a Feel. It feels North. It's that way [points North].

 

Magnetoreception has been shown in some neurotypical people but has never been tested in autistics. Nothing fun is ever tested in autistics <_<

 

You'd find absurd data if you tested someone like me ::P:

 

 I'm ridiculously sensitive to electromagnetic fields... Who knows, maybe it's just the enormous number of fillings in my teeth, lol.

Not only can I tell you which way is North most of the time (I've driven home from three or more states away on roads with no signs using only my internal compass) and predict the weather for the next twelve hours, if I'm within a mile of the ocean or any large body of water, I can usually tell you when high and low tide will be and what phase the moon is in.

If I walk into a room without any people in it, I can tell if there are electronic devices that are turned on.

 

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well, my province is talking about opening things back up in the next couple weeks, which is going to be both a relief and a major source of anxiety. A relief as it means I may actually be able to follow through on some of my summer plans, and go visit my pseudo-brother and his family. However it also means that if wave 2 comes in, I may be trapped out of province if I am there with them.

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2 minutes ago, ShadowRaven said:

well, my province is talking about opening things back up in the next couple weeks, which is going to be both a relief and a major source of anxiety. A relief as it means I may actually be able to follow through on some of my summer plans, and go visit my pseudo-brother and his family. However it also means that if wave 2 comes in, I may be trapped out of province if I am there with them.

Keep Calm and pay attention to a reliable news source.

Good Luck and may your summer be filled with cool breezes and many happy times with family and friends.

GEM

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20 minutes ago, Weird-O said:

Neighbor kid is getting a drive-by birthday party. Stinking adorable...

 

  Are they squealing tires from down the block and throwing B-day presents at him as they fly past?

 

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Currently running around the house shouting I Won! - I Won! - I Won!  while tentacles flail wildly.

Thanks Reaper Live! Webcast.

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What is it I won?

Paints?

YAY!!!!!!!

GEM

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4 minutes ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Currently running around the house shouting I Won! - I Won! - I Won!  while tentacles flail wildly.

Thanks Reaper Live! Webcast.

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What is it I won?

Paints?

YAY!!!!!!!

GEM

 

BCA Pink away!!!!!!! :lol:

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1 hour ago, ShadowRaven said:

well, my province is talking about opening things back up in the next couple weeks, which is going to be both a relief and a major source of anxiety. A relief as it means I may actually be able to follow through on some of my summer plans, and go visit my pseudo-brother and his family. However it also means that if wave 2 comes in, I may be trapped out of province if I am there with them.

I know what you mean.

 

I'm glad that life will start looking like normal. Road blocks will gradually disappear in my province in the next two weeks, and there hasn't been any new cases in my area in several days, most of whom have recovered.

 

But looking at daily COVID-19 numbers for over a month for the whole country, the active cases are still outpacing recovery rates.

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Our Governor is about to have problems here. 3/4 of our state is rural and he cannot comprehend the differences in attitude. The folks downstate [outside of Chicago] are getting fed up and want to go back to work. We know that there are gonna be problems, but JB does not understand that folks can't go another month without working. The Southern Mayors are saying they are going to allow businesses to start opening and will not be enforcing rules that come out of Chicago.

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4 hours ago, PaganMegan said:

The white bothers me, it doesn't bother him.

 

I swear, he's practicing his Ho, ho, ho! :rolleyes:

I will admit, the white makes me look a lot older.

 

Also, it is just long enough now to be uncomfortable.

 

4 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

If he has the same facial shape as me [basically the "Coca-Cola Santa" look] he's going to be getting some long stares from kids of a certain age.

I'm at the point where it doesn't matter the time of year or what I am wearing I get looked at, and even a "Hi!" from that age group no matter where I go.

Of course, my beard is down to below the tops of my shirt pockets now as I've decided to go "Full Dumbledore".

GEM

 

My face has a natural scowl to it - the best I can manage is Angry Santa.

 

Still, going Ho! Ho! Ho! is better than channeling my inner 19th Century Methodist. ::P:

 

Besides - we all know that the real Santa Claus was a ginger! ::D:

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The Auld Grump - and I was never a red head.

 

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11 hours ago, Inarah said:
18 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Eventhough there is no CON, you can still hobby, you can watch the video stream, talk to us, some people are on hang outs.

 

 

Thanks, but it's not the same.  

Of course it isn't, but we've all got to make the best of a crappy situation. Or not. But... heck, this is such an elfed up year as it is, the only thing *I* can do is make the best of it. I'll probably still take a day off to hang out, virtually, with those who are participating. 

 

On 4/29/2020 at 3:20 PM, Froggy the Great said:

I got laid off yesterday and my schedule is now completely unreliable.  Ping me when the thread needs to be changed if i don't get to it.

See? Elfed up. I'm very sorry to hear it Froggy. *hugs*

 

On 4/29/2020 at 6:15 PM, haldir said:

Also any word on FREE RPG DAY this year? Their site is kinda lacking other then it's updated graphically. Supposedly there were updates this month, but I see nothing. Their koobecaF page is outdated as well.

 

My store was suppose to be in on this but who know if it'll be open by the date + no updates from it other then MTG stuff (love my store, but damn give the other stuff some love!).

I'll be shocked if they do anything this year. Maybe some digital releases, but with the vast majority of FLGS closed... *shrug* 

 

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31 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

I will admit, the white makes me look a lot older.

 

Also, it is just long enough now to be uncomfortable.

 

My face has a natural scowl to it - the best I can manage is Angry Santa.

 

Still, going Ho! Ho! Ho! is better than channeling my inner 19th Century Methodist. ::P:

 

Besides - we all know that the real Santa Claus was a ginger! ::D:

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The Auld Grump - and I was never a red head.

 

It's the first six weeks that are the worst.

Lots of conditioner, both facial and hair helps.

Also, regular brushing, not combing, brushing.  Seems counter-intuitive for really short hair but it helps the skin to get used to having hair on top of it.

" and I was never a red head."  The alchemist Clairol has a potion for that

GEM

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So while Mrs. Hamster watched Mrs. America with her friends, I slapped some primer on a pair of maggotcrown ogre juggernauts, I spilled a bunch more than I needed onto my well pallet. I didn't have anything that I was planning on using that much stynylrez primer on... but my buckets of Bones are always at hand. Wanting something kinda big, I grabbed the appropriate bucket and pulled out the tree. Then the bear... I hadn't planned on working on either of these, but now that I've primed them, I kinda feel like I need to! 

 

D&D tonight was fun. The party is exploring some caves in the middle levels of Stonehell. Not too much treasure to be found, and a bunch of unpleasant beasties... So far only one party death, a woman at arms was swarmed by some rocky beetle things and turned into pulp. I think she had something like 4 or 5 HP and took 18 or 19 in one round. Also enjoyed a nice Allagash Black. 

 

I was really looking forward to ReaperCon this year. I thought I had a solid chance for Silver in Open with Kornovik. *sigh*

 

Ah well... 

 

*Raises Glass* Here's to better days ahead. Here's to the future. Here's to my friends and loved ones staying safe, if not sane, in lock down. Here's to the digital age that allows us all to stay in touch. 

 

Cheers! 

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4 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

The second after school group is a lot slower making decisions for the online game - they talk a lot more - which works fine for the classroom games, and a lot slower over the interweb.

 

They make good decisions - it just takes them a while to get there.

 

The Auld Grump

 

What it comes down to is that the first group has two leaders and a lone wolf (Out of seven players.)

 

The rest of the players follow the two leaders - making the group more effective when they split the party. (Oddly - the PC with the least connection to the group - the reporter/bard - is one of those two leaders. The other is the wizard.

 

Fortunately for the group dynamic, they have no difficulty ceding leadership to each other.

 

The second group - six players - is a democracy. Making an informed decision based on a group consensus. Eventually.

 

The decision tends to be a better one - but it takes them a while to get there.

 

And now both groups are heading to the Plane of Strife, to hopefully end the current Daemon War. (Which they had thought ended several years ago, when instead it shifted paradigms.)

 

The first group is handling it with just their team - trying for a surgical strike in the enemy's own territory. In, kill the bad guys' leader, and get out.

 

The second group is bringing in forces from the police department to hold their beachhead. They want a decisive victory, and plan on blowing up the gate on their way out. In, kill all the enemy leadership, get out, and blow up the bridge to prevent the enemy following them out.

 

The exact same things happened when the two groups handled the Smuggler's Inn - one group handling it themselves, the other bringing in reinforcements from the PD - same groups, too.

 

They will be facing pretty much the same opponents - but in very different scenarios. :devil: 

 

The first group knows where they want to go, have a map, and have a very good idea of their target.

 

The second group has a guide that they do not entirely trust, no map, and plan on killing a whole bunch of Laughing Devils. (There may be a certain level of similarity to the Oblivion Gates in Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion....)

 

One planned encounter for the second group is an ogre sized devil - that will be going out of his way not to notice the PCs.

 

Resorting to outright telling them that he hasn't noticed them, and won't unless they do something stupid, if he has to: 'Look, there's only so long I can pretend not to notice you, so could you please hurry it the [BEEP!] up?'

 

He is tough, nasty, and has reinforcements within shouting distance - but is not actually in favor of the war. Think Sgt. Schultz from Hogan's Heroes.

 

The Auld Grump

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