Random thing you love right now that doesn't deserve its own thread

Take it to D&D, please guys.

This is all good stuff for us novice monks.

Mixolyde wrote:

Take it to D&D, please guys.

Joke or not, I'll continue the discussion here.

Mixolyde wrote:

Take it to D&D, please guys.

Honestly thought there was a slight political discussion happening on the previous page when I saw this. Very surprised that it was actually about Dungeons and Dragons.

CptDomano wrote:
Mixolyde wrote:

Take it to D&D, please guys.

Honestly thought there was a slight political discussion happening on the previous page when I saw this. Very surprised that it was actually about Dungeons and Dragons.

Idea for the site upgrade: change the forum name back to “Politics & Whatevs” (don’t even remember what it was once called.)

PaladinTom wrote:
CptDomano wrote:
Mixolyde wrote:

Take it to D&D, please guys.

Honestly thought there was a slight political discussion happening on the previous page when I saw this. Very surprised that it was actually about Dungeons and Dragons.

Idea for the site upgrade: change the forum name back to “Politics & Whatevs” (don’t even remember what it was once called.)

Politics & Controversy IIRC

Should be Politics and Conspiracy now

fangblackbone wrote:

Should be Politics and Conspiracy now :(

Shh, they're listening to us!

Willow!?!?!?
Saweeeeeeeeeet!
Mad Martigan rides again

fangblackbone wrote:

Willow!?!?!?
Saweeeeeeeeeet!
Mad Martigan rides again :)

Doesn't sound like it

Warwick Davis is the only cast member from the 1988 Willow movie to return for the series.
Stengah wrote:
fangblackbone wrote:

Willow!?!?!?
Saweeeeeeeeeet!
Mad Martigan rides again :)

Doesn't sound like it

Warwick Davis is the only cast member from the 1988 Willow movie to return for the series.

Five bucks says Elora is in it, even if they don't get the same actress who was a baby in Willow.

Maybe. Elora's story is already continued in the Shadow War books, although the new series doesn't seem to consider them canon.

I love John Steinbeck novels and this revolving hearts imogi that I stole from Trueheart78.

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I’m cross posting because this is game of the year fodder.

Nimcosi wrote:
RawkGWJ wrote:
trueheart78 wrote:

I am SO EXCITED for The Artful Escape! IMAGE(https://emojipedia-us.s3.dualstack.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/thumbs/240/whatsapp/303/guitar_1f3b8.png)IMAGE(https://emojipedia-us.s3.dualstack.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/thumbs/240/whatsapp/303/sparkles_2728.png)IMAGE(https://emojipedia-us.s3.dualstack.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/thumbs/240/whatsapp/303/sparkles_2728.png)

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This should be out now

If you have the means, I suggest to play with (auto)HDR on and/or OLED display. This game is gorgeous. A nice sound system/headphone would not hurt either.

Pink Stripes wrote:

I started playing The Artful Escape last night and it's really stunning. It seems to be a very easy game that wants you to focus on the story, the sights, and the sounds. I'm really enjoying it so far.

OMG it’s really good. I mean it’s absolutely beautiful! The art is stunning!! The music is so amazingly great!!

It’s essentially a walking simulator with gorgeous art and beautiful music. If you are a fan of shred metal, you should play this.

You should absolutely play this if you are a fan of this song…

(TW - suicide, mental health, suicidal idealization)

I am a big fan of wrestling. Not the olympic sport, but the WWE/AEW/etc entertainment wrestling.

Spoiler:

Last week, a well-known wrestler (Daphne) committed suicide.

This week, a podcast done by the members of The New Day talked about their issues with their personal mental health (or lack thereof). They open up a great deal with some very, very deeply personal issues they have all dealt with.

I highly, highly recommend listening to it.

Warning - It is **not** an easy listen.

I am throwing this in the love thread, because I love hearing these three men talk about their personal problems and issues openly to an enormous worldwide audience.

Got a big, fresh, perfect chinook yesterday. Been a few years since we've got one this nice:

You are so lucky to have the river close by and be able to catch beautiful salmon!

Robear wrote:

You are so lucky to have the river close by and be able to catch beautiful salmon!

Yup! I am never moving.

George Carlin

This one illustrates how he might be the greatest comic ever…

mudbunny wrote:

(TW - suicide, mental health, suicidal idealization)

I am a big fan of wrestling. Not the olympic sport, but the WWE/AEW/etc entertainment wrestling.

Spoiler:

Last week, a well-known wrestler (Daphne) committed suicide.

This week, a podcast done by the members of The New Day talked about their issues with their personal mental health (or lack thereof). They open up a great deal with some very, very deeply personal issues they have all dealt with.

I highly, highly recommend listening to it.

Warning - It is **not** an easy listen.

I am throwing this in the love thread, because I love hearing these three men talk about their personal problems and issues openly to an enormous worldwide audience.

That was an amazing podcast. I’ve always liked the New Day as wrestlers, but that podcast and what they said about their experiences took it to a new level

I don't personally know or care much about wrestling. It's one of those things that I will sit through once every 5 or 10 years because it's what the people I want to hang out with that day want to do, and I will be reminded that I do see the appeal but just don't have enough appetite for it to sit through more than an hour or two of it more than once a decade.

But because for a while I was working with a young man with down syndrome who's a big fan, I've watched enough of it over the last couple of years that I needed to have a favorite, and I chose new day because they always seemed to be having the most fun. All of the other virtually identical muscle men were mugging scowls at one another and yelling angrily about something, and the New Day guys were all smiles and laughs and dancing around. I found them much more watchable because of that.

Nice to see that my mostly random choice based on surface level characteristics seems to have landed on some people who are apparently also good human beings.

Happy Dave wrote:

Just finished copy edits on my novel, the first one I think is actually good enough to go out to agents. Very, very excited.

Now there’s just the not-insignificant logistical and marketing challenge of writing and personalising dozens of query letters and making sure I adhere to all the submission guidelines, all of which are very slightly different. Fun!

Quoting myself from exactly a month ago because I just got my first ‘full request’ from an agent! They ready my query and sample and liked it enough to ask for the whole book!

38 queries, five rejections so far and one full request makes me pretty happy.

Very exciting, but it’s also step 1 of like 350 on the way to a published book. Most full requests also end in a rejection so I’m trying not to get my hopes up too much.

But it’s a very nice little milestone. I had pizza to celebrate.

hbi2k wrote:

But because for a while I was working with a young man with down syndrome who's a big fan, I've watched enough of it over the last couple of years that I needed to have a favorite, and I chose new day because they always seemed to be having the most fun. All of the other virtually identical muscle men were mugging scowls at one another and yelling angrily about something, and the New Day guys were all smiles and laughs and dancing around. I found them much more watchable because of that.

I’m not a fan of “sports entertainment” but that’s awesome!! It makes me wish I was watching along with you.

Congrats Dave. Hope it pans out.

Hitman oddities.

target killed accident
non-target killed accident
non-target killed accident
non-target killed accident
non-target killed accident
non-target killed accident

What are you idiots doing up there?

I finally started doing grocery pickup at my local supermarket. I resisted for the longest time because we tried their delivery service through Peapod and they never had the items we wanted even though we knew they were in the store.

The pickup service isn’t associated with Peapod and their app has every item that is in the store. I’ve used it twice now and it’s pretty great. Well worth the extra $3.

Yeah I haven't stepped foot in a store in 18 months. All curbside pickup.

I have been using the Kroger curbside pickup since summer of 2020 and they don't charge anything. I would happily pay a small service charge, even if this wasn't pandemic times, just to save time and to spare me from buying crap on impulse.

I don't know if I "love" it, but I finally read Dune after bouncing off of it multiple times over the years.

When I say "read," of course I really mean "listened to the Audible version with a full cast," which is a great way to enjoy it. The cast is mostly quite good, and certain scenes feel like they're written specifically for an audio drama format, especially some of the scenes from the Harkonnen perspective.

Still digesting my thoughts on it. You can definitely tell it was written for serialization first and then adapted to the novel format. It felt like 90% beginning, and often seemed like it was skipping over whole chapters-- did an entire war just happen off-page?-- and then there was a pretty neat chapter where everything came to a head, and then it was just abruptly over.

A lot of the Atreides supporters ran together; you could combine the characters of Gurney Halleck, Duncan Idaho, and what felt like a half dozen more who didn't register enough for me to remember their names, and not lose anything of substance.

Paul Atreides was a challenging main character to get a handle on. He often felt more like a Hero With a Thousand Faces checklist than a character, but without any of the humanizing touches (refusal of the call, etc) that usually make such characters relatable. Which I think is part of the point, but still. Challenging.

The love story, such as it was, was such a bare sketch that I wish it had been omitted. "Hey, native girl. Destiny says we're going to fall in love, so we're in love now, cool?"