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

I'd never tried brunost before yesterday and I f*cking love it now.

My mother used to feed us Gjetoest when we were kids. Not sure why she stopped, I enjoyed it.

Robear wrote:

My mother used to feed us Gjetoest when we were kids. Not sure why she stopped, I enjoyed it. :-)

Never heard of it before, this was the first thing that popped up as a search result. What a fascinating story Meet Gjetost, The Norwegian Cheese Treat You Never Knew You Needed

TL;DR - Modern gjetost can be traced back to a woman named Anne Hov who at age 17 created it.

"Demand for this cheese saved this tiny region of Norway from financial ruin and Anne won the King’s Medal of Merit for her contributions to Norwegian cuisine and the economy. She was 87 years old. The internet still refers to her, the creator of a cheese empire, as a 'milkmaid.'"

It's actually surprisingly easy to find in the US, which begs the question of why most of us just ignore it on the shelf lol.

The Voynich Manuscript.

Kingdom of Loathing is still going. I made my account in 2004, roughly two months before I made this account. Impressive.

I played a skill tester/claw machine/whatever the global name is with my 4 year old today. We managed to win a prize on the first go, which is pretty awesome - very happy with that! Only problem is that because we won first go, she now thinks they're some kind of toy selection machine instead of a fairly rigged game.

I mentioned to my girlfriend that I'm at that awkward spot in the Remembrance of Earth's Past series (aka The Three-Body Problem) of sci-fi books where I have thoughts, but all my thoughts are too spoiler-y for someone who hasn't read them and anyone who has read them can't talk to me either for fear of spoiling me.

She's coming to visit me (we live a couple states apart) in a couple weeks and today she sends me a picture of the first two books in the series and says, "tell me where you are so I don't get ahead of you."

hbi2k wrote:

I mentioned to my girlfriend that I'm at that awkward spot in the Remembrance of Earth's Past series (aka The Three-Body Problem) of sci-fi books where I have thoughts, but all my thoughts are too spoiler-y for someone who hasn't read them and anyone who has read them can't talk to me either for fear of spoiling me.

She's coming to visit me (we live a couple states apart) in a couple weeks and today she sends me a picture of the first two books in the series and says, "tell me where you are so I don't get ahead of you."

If she isn't an airplane clapper, marry that girl.

Higgledy wrote:

I love this video so much. I’ve rewatched it several times and it always leads me to looking for a copy of the game online, but it always seems to be too much $$$ or not available. I’ve thought of making my own copy from scratch- but haven’t actually put that in action.

If you just want to play, seems like it would be trivial to recreate with some D4s, any two sets of 7 game pieces, and some paper, tbh.

You could even 3D print one, if you've got the capability, or even a decent public library who will print it for you.

Here you go, TScott.

I got free AirPods from my company for switching my work mobile plan to T-Mobile!

The best part is that I had screwed up my phone mucking around with eSIM (long story) so when I logged into the portal looking for support I was greeted with the big message about switching carriers. It was all self-service and everything just worked. A rarity for my company.

I play a monk in our regular D&D sessions. Last night we were in a sprawling fight and a ranged enemy threw a spear at Ryth. One of her abilities is to negate some of the damage taken by deflecting a projectile. If she negates all the damage she can catch it and throw it back which, to my eternal delight, she did. It hit the guy and poisoned him with his own poison.

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I listened to GWJ Conference Call 825!

My commute had been my podcast-listening time, so working from home had the side effect that podcasts pretty much dropped out of my life. I recently reinstalled Overcast and made the deliberate decision to listen to podcasts during work breaks.

Higgledy wrote:

I play a monk in our regular D&D sessions. Last night we were in a sprawling fight and a ranged enemy threw a spear at Ryth. One of her abilities is to negate some of the damage taken by deflecting a projectile. If she negates all the damage she can catch it and throw it back which, to my eternal delight, she did. It hit the guy and poisoned him with his own poison.

I play a monk but haven't yet had an arrow shot at me since getting that feature.

Quintin_Stone wrote:
Higgledy wrote:

I play a monk in our regular D&D sessions. Last night we were in a sprawling fight and a ranged enemy threw a spear at Ryth. One of her abilities is to negate some of the damage taken by deflecting a projectile. If she negates all the damage she can catch it and throw it back which, to my eternal delight, she did. It hit the guy and poisoned him with his own poison.

I play a monk but haven't yet had an arrow shot at me since getting that feature.

Agh, that’s frustrating. I’ve been crossing my fingers in every fight, hoping it would feature bowman who’d target me.

Grenn wrote:

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Lol.

Quintin_Stone wrote:
Higgledy wrote:

I play a monk in our regular D&D sessions. Last night we were in a sprawling fight and a ranged enemy threw a spear at Ryth. One of her abilities is to negate some of the damage taken by deflecting a projectile. If she negates all the damage she can catch it and throw it back which, to my eternal delight, she did. It hit the guy and poisoned him with his own poison.

I play a monk but haven't yet had an arrow shot at me since getting that feature.

If your DM isn't giving you chances to show off your cool skills they're Doing It Wrong (tm).

One of my favorite D&D memories was the couple of sessions after my bard got Heat Metal. I was getting a lot of mileage out of shenanigans like readying an action to cast it on the rogue's arrowheads in midair so that enemies would find themselves with a searing hot arrowhead lodged in them doing DoT for the rest of the fight.

Rather than start giving enemies potions of fire resistance or finding some rules lawyer reason why our Heat Metal tactics didn't work RAW, our DM started sending us up against enemies that were WEAK against fire, but a couple levels above what we might otherwise be expected to handle.

It was amazing. The enemies hit like trucks so they were tense, challenging fights, but we got to feel like total badasses punching above our weight class.