Random non sequitur posts catch-all thread

RawkGWJ wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:
Prederick wrote:

I haven't seen it yet, and I'm not going to take us to D&D beyond saying, even looking at it in retrospect, boy howdy did we (as a society) do her dirty.

cf. Monica Lewinsky, Lorena Bobbitt, etc., etc.

I love me some Brittany, bitch!

You enjoy the west of France that much, eh?

BadKen wrote:
RawkGWJ wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:
Prederick wrote:

I haven't seen it yet, and I'm not going to take us to D&D beyond saying, even looking at it in retrospect, boy howdy did we (as a society) do her dirty.

cf. Monica Lewinsky, Lorena Bobbitt, etc., etc.

I love me some Brittany, bitch!

You enjoy the west of France that much, eh?

Ok. Look. I do like Britney Spears, but if autocorrect changes the spelling I’m not going to go through the trouble of fixing it. It’s not like she’s Jebus or something.

If you really liked Britney, your autocorrect would have learned to prefer that spelling from your frequent use of the name. Instead, I just think you're trying to cover for your frequent trips to Saint-Malo in a vain attempt to cover for your one percenter lifestyle.

BadKen wrote:

If you really liked Britney, your autocorrect would have learned to prefer that spelling from your frequent use of the name. Instead, I just think you're trying to cover for your frequent trips to Saint-Malo in a vain attempt to cover for your one percenter lifestyle.

I certainly prefer your version of the story over mine.

I walked into the living room and found my wife watching youtube videos trying to learn to hold chopsticks correctly.

edit: I should add that she is -- or at least claims to be -- Japanese.

fenomas wrote:

I walked into the living room and found my wife watching youtube videos trying to learn to hold chopsticks correctly.

edit: I should add that she is -- or at least claims to be -- Japanese.

After generous amounts of beer were consumed by all, I once enjoyed the spectacle of the entirety of a Japanese izakaya debating correct "o-hashi" technique.

Joe is a supervisor that I worked with about 20 years ago. A friend of mine currently works for him. Joe sent me some vague text about belonging to his work group. I’m super proud of myself for pulling out this Maya Angelou quote. It’s totally possible that Joe is on the level and not messing with me. Still. That quote! That’s killer!!

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I was just DMing an online session of Tomb of Annihilation, a D&D campaign famous for having lots of deadly traps, and my players were exploring a jungle shrine and setting off literally every trap they came to, and right as they opened a door and walked into another one, we all got hit by a M7.1 earthquake.

(everyone fine, one guy's power went out. Check for traps everyone...)

7.1 earthquake is no joke. Are you sure everyone's okay?
What about tsunami warnings?

Well, everyone in my session is definitely fine, but it was 5-ish for us. Up north they got rattled a fair bit. But a lot of places lost power; even one of my friends who only lives a few minutes away from me.

Strangely, the "there is no danger of a tsunami" came in pretty much before the shaking had even stopped. No idea how they know so fast.

According to https://earthquake.usgs.gov it was 90 km offshore (>300 km from Tokyo), and no damage or injury was anticipated.

An article I read said no tsunami but a probable change in sea level.

fenomas wrote:

we all got hit by a M7.1 earthquake. :shock:

My wife was in an online session with Japanese language teachers when the earthquake hit there. She said one second everyone was chatting normally, and the next ZOMG earthquake. Even for the Japanese, who are famously indifferent to most earthquakes, that's a decent one.

Got really angry and went searching for ways to get over it.

A truth, only so many things can run around in my head at once. With that in my I remove myself from the source of my anger as much as possible. In this case delete the tab for the forum (not this one) so I won't be tempted to click on it. Then try to do other things.

First I pray asking for guidance or to remove the anger. A certain level of peace comes to me.

Then I count down from 100. I could feel the anger draining away. Also some renewed spikes in anger but more peaceful than when I started.

Then I watch some anime. I don't think worked much. Maybe if I watched something I was looking forward to instead of Boruto.

Then I thought I do some writing. Was thinking of writing some poems but the anger was to fresh and blocked my juices, So I'm here writing now this very minute. I don't feel anger at all now.

Now I'm thinking about what I can put into my head to make sure that anger doesn't come back. Maybe think about what I'm grateful for. It is very cold outside and I have roof over my head and heat. I can be grateful for that. I made some bomb mac and cheese and have some in the freezer I can heat up and eat. I could walk in the snow and make a snowman. I could build one of my lego sets sitting on my desk. I am grateful for that.

To continue the thought of filling my head with other things,. I should think about what I can do for other people. I will look over the in need help section of nextdoor. And send a text to someone to let them know I'm thinking of them.

Okay I'm good now.

Glad to hear it!

"Asking for a friend" so rarely means what it says, that people feel the need to point out when it's really asking for a friend.

dejanzie wrote:

"Asking for a friend" so rarely means what it says, that people feel the need to point out when it's really asking for a friend.

In my group, it's invariably used in a comical manner, so even a statement of earnestness probably wouldn't be believed.

Thanks for all the music and memories, Daft Punk.

Prederick wrote:

Thanks for all the music and memories, Daft Punk.

Damn, they sure knew how to make music, and an exit

Ever since Daft Punk snubbed Stephen Colbert, I've not cared for them.

I don't even know what caret browsing is, but it seems it's very important to my cat that it be turned on.

I hate the economic model of it, but I am having my six-month sudden urge to download War Thunder again, despite the fact that I will absolutely not pay to actually get the good tanks, or play for the 50,000 hours necessary to unlock them without paying.

Today has been weird. That's it.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Today has been weird. That's it.

Because of Daft Punk breaking up, right? Yeah. Same here.

Their robots, just stick them back together with a little glue.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Their robots, just stick them back together with a little glue.

Don't even. Just build new ones.

RawkGWJ wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Today has been weird. That's it.

Because of Daft Punk breaking up, right? Yeah. Same here.

I have great memories of discovering Discovery for the first time and getting obsessed with the Voyager song.

I was accidentally using a Kmart USB Wall plug thing for my phone for a while. Went back to the normal fast charger that came with the phone and such speed, wow.

NBC is broadcasting The Amber Ruffin Show on network at 1:30 AM! This makes me very happy.
Note: if you have cut the cord like me, you can still watch it on Peacock.

I'm worried about Tarik though.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:
RawkGWJ wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Today has been weird. That's it.

Because of Daft Punk breaking up, right? Yeah. Same here.

I have great memories of discovering Discovery for the first time and getting obsessed with the Voyager song.

Not sure if Daft Punk or Star Trek...