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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    I just noticed the price of that book was $15 new (I didn't pay that much for it).

    Sigh. Simpler times.

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  • Crimson KingCrimson King Registered User regular
    ngl i was hoping for something along the lines of "go into this troll neighbourhood and canvas votes for the We Hate Trolls Party"

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  • AtomikaAtomika Gay Mergirl Registered User regular
    I think today is the day when the reality of the cancer diagnosis broke through the shock for DateGrrl

    She’s been really upset all day and looking at Google images searches for people with mandibular cancer and it’s not pretty

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  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit I'm a good person yes it's trueRegistered User regular
    Atomika wrote: »
    I think today is the day when the reality of the cancer diagnosis broke through the shock for DateGrrl

    She’s been really upset all day and looking at Google images searches for people with mandibular cancer and it’s not pretty

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    ngl i was hoping for something along the lines of "go into this troll neighbourhood and canvas votes for the We Hate Trolls Party"

    Those are in some of the earlier adventures. You happened to pick a later page.
    Atomika wrote: »
    I think today is the day when the reality of the cancer diagnosis broke through the shock for DateGrrl

    She’s been really upset all day and looking at Google images searches for people with mandibular cancer and it’s not pretty

    Oh shit, Atomica. :( It's treatable, I hope?

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    Happy Valentine's day [chat].

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  • AtomikaAtomika Gay Mergirl Registered User regular
    Athenor wrote: »
    ngl i was hoping for something along the lines of "go into this troll neighbourhood and canvas votes for the We Hate Trolls Party"

    Those are in some of the earlier adventures. You happened to pick a later page.
    Atomika wrote: »
    I think today is the day when the reality of the cancer diagnosis broke through the shock for DateGrrl

    She’s been really upset all day and looking at Google images searches for people with mandibular cancer and it’s not pretty

    Oh shit, Atomica. :( It's treatable, I hope?

    Right now we have no idea. We’re supposed to see the oncologist in two weeks and have a biopsy. Lots of sitting around and waiting.

    The good news is that the area has never been painful or distended, which bodes well.

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  • VishNubVishNub Registered User regular
    VishNub wrote: »
    We are making Marcella Hazan’s tomato sauce which is literally just a can of San Marzanos, a onion cut in half (then removed after cooking), butter, and salt.

    I am skeptical, but I definitely respect the commitment to simplicity and am prepared to be pleasantly surprised.

    Edit: img

    I feel you're kinda understating the rather large amount of butter in that sauce. It works really well but leaves me feeling like it shouldn't be a staple because it can't be that healthy for you.
    spool32 wrote: »
    VishNub wrote: »
    We are making Marcella Hazan’s tomato sauce which is literally just a can of San Marzanos, a onion cut in half (then removed after cooking), butter, and salt.

    I am skeptical, but I definitely respect the commitment to simplicity and am prepared to be pleasantly surprised.

    Edit: img

    what you'll get there is an onion flavor without any of the sweetness that actually chopping up and browning the onion would get you.

    So, first of all, it’s really good. It succeeds perfectly at what it’s trying to do. I agree the butter does a lot of work to round it off.

    I think the point is to minimize the onion. It’s definitely there, but less the focus. It doesn’t actually need any more sweetness, oddly.

    But: It’s not what I would want for like a centerpiece or main dish, it’s kind of too simple for that. But I think it would work great to accompany a deeper or more complex protein without overwhelming it like sometimes happens with tomato sauces.

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    @A Kobold's Kobold


    Check out last page, you probably would appreciate it. Forgot to tag you originally, but needed to verify you were the right person to batsignal and the forum search around here is horrendous.

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  • KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    Dare I say, the Sonic movie was pretty good.

    It has a surprise at the end.

  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    I think someone else has made basically this exact post in chat before, but I wish more action media didn't use that trope of being able to whack someone in the head and knock them out for hours without giving them massive brain damage. Because it's unrealistic, obviously, but I also think there's some cool stuff you could do tonally or thematically with it. Having to confront that you can't really do consequence-free violence, that if you escalate things to that point outside of narrow circumstances where you can like, pin down and handcuff someone, you are going to kill people. Gets the characters to try more kinds of approaches to the conflicts to avoid things getting to that point, and gives it more gravitas if it gets there regardless.

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  • MazzyxMazzyx Comedy Gold Registered User regular
    @LoserForHireX I got an S on Ziggs in ARAM. He is very fun in ARAM.

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  • shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    Coinage wrote: »
    SniperGuy wrote: »
    Coinage wrote: »
    I've delivered DoorDash to this guy 4 times, I'm pretty sure I've never delivered to anyone else even twice. It must be destiny

    You do the doordash delivery thing? Is it true they don't give you the tips if people tip digitally?
    Nah we get the tips. What is fuzzy about it is that there are two parts of the pay: doordash's pay and the tip. When someone declines the order DoorDash raises their pay so the next person is more likely to accept it. So if you tip $10 and you live a mile away, the first person to see it is going to accept it. If you tip $1 it'll probably get rejected until DoorDash raises their pay enough to compensate. This kind of system needs to exist for them to be able to guarantee someone takes the order eventually, when as independent contractors they cannot punish drivers for refusing orders. I have a 20% acceptance rate because so many of the orders are bad. So in a sense you're subsidizing DoorDash when you tip in the app, but you also want someone bring your food in a reasonable amount of time

    So tip less but order early. Gotcha.

  • shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    cB557 wrote: »
    I think someone else has made basically this exact post in chat before, but I wish more action media didn't use that trope of being able to whack someone in the head and knock them out for hours without giving them massive brain damage. Because it's unrealistic, obviously, but I also think there's some cool stuff you could do tonally or thematically with it. Having to confront that you can't really do consequence-free violence, that if you escalate things to that point outside of narrow circumstances where you can like, pin down and handcuff someone, you are going to kill people. Gets the characters to try more kinds of approaches to the conflicts to avoid things getting to that point, and gives it more gravitas if it gets there regardless.

    The narrative use of it is against the protagonist like 90% of the time though so you can't really confront different approaches to conflicts with it much. It's mostly just a way for our protagonist to be put out of commission temporarily.

  • WinkyWinky rRegistered User regular
    Bakunin wrote:
    What are the principal grievances of the peasants, the main causes of their sullen and deep hatred of the city? They are:
    1. The peasants feel that they are despised by the city workers.
    2. The peasants imagine, not without many and good reasons, and many historical examples to support their view, that the cities want to exploit them and force them to accept a political system that they abhor.
    3. In addition, the peasants think that the city workers favor the collectivization of property and fear that the socialists will confiscate their lands, which they love above all else.

    What should the city workers do to overcome the distrust and animosity of the peasants? They must first of all abandon their contemptuous attitude. This is absolutely necessary for the salvation of the Revolution and for the workers themselves, for the peasants' hatred constitutes an immense danger. If it were not for this distrust and hatred, the Revolution would have succeeded long ago, for it is the animosity between the city and the land which in all countries sustains the reaction and is its main base of support. City workers must overcome their antipeasant prejudices not only in the interests of the Revolution, or for strategic reasons, but as an act of elementary justice. There is no justification for these prejudices. The peasants are not parasites; they too are hard workers, except that they toil under different conditions. The city workers who are exploited by the bourgeois masters should realize that the peasants, who are also exploited, are their brothers...

    Bear this in mind. The peasant hates all governments and obeys the laws only because it is prudent to do so. He pays his taxes regularly and tolerates the conscription of his sons into the army only because he sees no alternative. And he is averse to change, because he thinks that new governments, regardless of their forms and programs, will be no better than their predecessors, and because he wants to avoid the risks and expenses involved in what may very well be a useless or even more harmful change.

    Does any of this sound familiar to anyone else?

    There's even a large section where Bakunin explains that the peasants love the Emperor because they are ignorant and have been mislead into believing that the Emperor is the enemy of the bourgeois landowners, because they fundamentally hate the rich and see the Emperor as protecting the peasants from the rich. Also, that they are ignorant because they are under the sway of the priests, who use religion and dogma in order to control the peasants and push the will of the Emperor on them.

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  • VanguardVanguard A wretched country of duskRegistered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Bakunin rules

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  • VanguardVanguard A wretched country of duskRegistered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    I am so full of fried chicken and rose

  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    shryke wrote: »
    cB557 wrote: »
    I think someone else has made basically this exact post in chat before, but I wish more action media didn't use that trope of being able to whack someone in the head and knock them out for hours without giving them massive brain damage. Because it's unrealistic, obviously, but I also think there's some cool stuff you could do tonally or thematically with it. Having to confront that you can't really do consequence-free violence, that if you escalate things to that point outside of narrow circumstances where you can like, pin down and handcuff someone, you are going to kill people. Gets the characters to try more kinds of approaches to the conflicts to avoid things getting to that point, and gives it more gravitas if it gets there regardless.

    The narrative use of it is against the protagonist like 90% of the time though so you can't really confront different approaches to conflicts with it much. It's mostly just a way for our protagonist to be put out of commission temporarily.
    It's super common in video games with choices between lethal and non-lethal takedowns. Playing the new Metro expansion is part of what made this come to mind. Though, there's also stuff like Person of Interest's kneecappings, which isn't the exact same trope but it sorta coming from the same place.

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  • SixSix Quite worryingly erotic Registered User regular
    I ordered food at 7:57 and it never arrived and the restaurant is closed so now I’ve gone out to eat.

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  • VanguardVanguard A wretched country of duskRegistered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Six come grab a beer at Mekelburgs with me

  • SixSix Quite worryingly erotic Registered User regular
    Vanguard wrote: »
    Six come grab a beer at Mekelburgs with me

    Waiting for a pizza at Ogliastro at the moment

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  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    Yeah as a person who frequently does the non-lethal option in games, it's often a very silly "You hit 90 people on the head with concrete blocks so hard they didn't wake up for an hour but um they're... fine..."

    That or the old "Huh. Every single one of the guards at this outpost has disappeared one-by-one over the last 20 minutes. Oh well, I searched around for about 30 seconds, better get back to my pre-scheduled patrol route!"

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  • SixSix Quite worryingly erotic Registered User regular
    Come have some ive got shishito peppers too

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  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy The Astral PlaneRegistered User regular
    cB557 wrote: »
    I think someone else has made basically this exact post in chat before, but I wish more action media didn't use that trope of being able to whack someone in the head and knock them out for hours without giving them massive brain damage. Because it's unrealistic, obviously, but I also think there's some cool stuff you could do tonally or thematically with it. Having to confront that you can't really do consequence-free violence, that if you escalate things to that point outside of narrow circumstances where you can like, pin down and handcuff someone, you are going to kill people. Gets the characters to try more kinds of approaches to the conflicts to avoid things getting to that point, and gives it more gravitas if it gets there regardless.

    That was always weird, that everyone knows the exact amount of force to apply to a skull with the butt of a rifle to knock someone unconscious without causing lasting damage

    A single blow like that could kill someone pretty easily

    Elki wrote: »

    Casual Eddy: best poster 2014.
    tyrannus wrote: »
    Casual Eddy: best poster of 2015

    gotta update that stuff man
  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy The Astral PlaneRegistered User regular
    The chocolate soufflés from fresh direct were good and easy to cook

    Elki wrote: »

    Casual Eddy: best poster 2014.
    tyrannus wrote: »
    Casual Eddy: best poster of 2015

    gotta update that stuff man
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  • SixSix Quite worryingly erotic Registered User regular
    Chocolate soufflé is so good

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  • VanguardVanguard A wretched country of duskRegistered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Six wrote: »
    Come have some ive got shishito peppers too

    There is no room for food at this point or I would! let’s just commit to a neighborhood day with @Shazkar Shadowstorm in the near future

    Six
  • VishNubVishNub Registered User regular
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    I wonder if this is true

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  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy The Astral PlaneRegistered User regular
    Six wrote: »
    Chocolate soufflé is so good

    They are not too hard to make but I made dinner so I’m glad I didn’t have to

    Elki wrote: »

    Casual Eddy: best poster 2014.
    tyrannus wrote: »
    Casual Eddy: best poster of 2015

    gotta update that stuff man
  • SarksusSarksus Paul Atreides holding a pugRegistered User regular
    a stealth game that could devolve into the entire enemy organization steering all of its resources into finding you would be great

    you sneaking through a vent above a board room

    a powerpoint presentation going on, live streamed, giving a high level overview of the organization's pivot strategy, realigning each team to a new goal, introducing a consultant on agile patrol patterns

    pop open a laptop in some disused corner of the compound, people complaining via email about unrealistic scopes of work

    the true ending is to launch a misinformation campaign to discredit the board and have them replaced with your patsies

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  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    The fuck are they planning to do with those pineapples?

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  • SarksusSarksus Paul Atreides holding a pugRegistered User regular
    cB557 wrote: »
    The fuck are they planning to do with those pineapples?

    the next level of the grapefruit technique

  • SarksusSarksus Paul Atreides holding a pugRegistered User regular
    I assume they're making a joke about how pineapple makes your cum tastes good but it's not like they've even tasted their cum to confirm whether it's true so who are they fooling

    nobody

  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy The Astral PlaneRegistered User regular
    cB557 wrote: »
    The fuck are they planning to do with those pineapples?

    They’re supposed to make your semen taste good

    Elki wrote: »

    Casual Eddy: best poster 2014.
    tyrannus wrote: »
    Casual Eddy: best poster of 2015

    gotta update that stuff man
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  • WinkyWinky rRegistered User regular
    Bakunin wrote:
    What gives the urban workers the right to impose their preferred form of government or economic system on the peasants? They claim that the Revolution gives them that right. But revolution is no longer revolution when it becomes despotic, and when, instead of promoting freedom, it begets reaction.

    The immediate, if not the ultimate, goal of the Revoution is the extripation of the principle of authority in all its possible manifestations; this aim requires the abolition and, if necessary, the violent destruction of the State, because the State, as Proudhon demonstrated so well, is the younger brother of the Church, it is the historical consecration of all despotism and all privilege, the political reason for all economic and social servitude, the very essence and center of all reaction. Whoever in the name of the Revolution wants to establish a State-even a provisional State-establishes reaction and works for despotism, not freedom; for privilege, not for equality...

    Where did the French socialists get the preposterous, arrogant, and unjust idea that they have the right to flout the will of ten million peasants and impose their political and social system upon them? What is the theoretical justification for this fictitious right? This alleged right, in fact, is another bourgeois gift, a political inheritance from bourgeois revolutionism. And it is based on the alleged or real superiority of intelligence and eduction, ie, the supposed superiority of urban over rural civilization. But you should realize that this principle can easily be invoked to justify every conquest, and consecrate all oppression. The bourgeoisie have always used this principle to prove that it is their exclusive mission and their exclusive right to govern (or what adds up to the same thing), to exploit all the workers. In conflicts between nations as well as between classes, this fatal principle sanctions all invasive authority. Did not the Germans repeatedly invoke this principle to excuse their onslaughts against the liberty and independence of the Slavic and other peoples and to legitimize their violent and imposed Germanization? Was it not their claim that such subjugation is the triumph of civilization over barbarism?

    ...

    This being the case, I will then be asked, Must we then abandon the ignorant and superstitious peasants to the reaction? By no means! Reaction must be uprooted in the country as well as in the rural areas. I will then be told: In order to do this, it is not enough to say we want to destroy the reaction; it must be eliminated, and this can be accomplished only by decrees. Again I say, by no means! On the contrary, and all history proves it, decrees, like all authority in general, abolish nothing; they only perpetuate that which they were supposed to destroy.

    ...

    This can be done in only one way, by speaking to the peasants in a manner which will impel them in the direction of their own interests. They love the land? Let them take the land and throw out those landlords who live by the labor of others! They do not like paying mortgages, taxes, rents, and private debts? Let them stop paying! And lastly, they hate conscription? Don't force them to join the army!

    Crimson King
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  • navgoosenavgoose Registered User regular
    Consequence-free KOs in media is silly. But so is the quarter-turn of someone's head into an insta-kill.

    Don't get me started on various tech related lazy writing.

  • WinkyWinky rRegistered User regular
    The other thing that impresses me is that Bakunin is just straight-up correct about what the results of authoritarian communism will be on every level, despite being the contemporary of Marx he predicts everything that will go wrong with state communism half a century in advance.

  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy The Astral PlaneRegistered User regular
    Chocolate mousse is also my favorite

    Elki wrote: »

    Casual Eddy: best poster 2014.
    tyrannus wrote: »
    Casual Eddy: best poster of 2015

    gotta update that stuff man
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  • KamiroKamiro Registered User regular
    VishNub wrote: »
    Kamiro wrote: »
    Kamiro wrote: »
    I keep forgetting how long it takes to roast peppers in the oven.

    don't give the peppers a chance to roast you, they are brutal

    I sent them to sleep with the fishes

    Don’t litter :(

    I made a sofrito with tilapia. It all went in my belly

    Six
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