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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #1470 on: July 09, 2017, 05:15:04 am »
Guess who has two thumbs and just got promoted based on shitpocalypse and some energy efficiency work?

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The title is nice, and so is the recognition, but it's the filthy fucking lucre that hits me in the feels.

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I get all tingly thinking about how ultimately some douche attempting to lay you low has resulted in you finding greater opportunity. Glad to hear it!

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Yeah. I'm hoping they get found out. Even more I'm hoping they don't find out about being found out until it's far too late.  :evil:
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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #1471 on: July 09, 2017, 05:24:31 am »
Guess who has two thumbs and just got promoted based on shitpocalypse and some energy efficiency work?

:banana:

The title is nice, and so is the recognition, but it's the filthy fucking lucre that hits me in the feels.

TGRR,
Icarus?  Never heard of him.

:)

I get all tingly thinking about how ultimately some douche attempting to lay you low has resulted in you finding greater opportunity. Glad to hear it!

Yeah, he's still a douchebag, though.

Yeah. I'm hoping they get found out. Even more I'm hoping they don't find out about being found out until it's far too late.  :evil:

Wait.  What?
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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #1472 on: July 09, 2017, 05:26:49 am »
Guess who has two thumbs and just got promoted based on shitpocalypse and some energy efficiency work?

:banana:

The title is nice, and so is the recognition, but it's the filthy fucking lucre that hits me in the feels.

TGRR,
Icarus?  Never heard of him.

:)

I get all tingly thinking about how ultimately some douche attempting to lay you low has resulted in you finding greater opportunity. Glad to hear it!

Yeah, he's still a douchebag, though.

Yeah. I'm hoping they get found out. Even more I'm hoping they don't find out about being found out until it's far too late.  :evil:

Wait.  What?

That whoever may be responsible gets caught and doesn't realize it.
You can't get out backward.  You have to go forward to go back.. better press on! - Willie Wonka, PBUH

Life can be seen as a game with no reset button, no extra lives, and if the power goes out there is no restarting.  If that's all you see life as you are not long for this world, and never will get it.

"Ayn Rand never swung a hammer in her life and had serious dominance issues" - The Fountainhead

"World domination is such an ugly phrase. I prefer to call it world optimisation."
 - Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality :lulz:

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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #1473 on: July 09, 2017, 05:31:16 am »
Guess who has two thumbs and just got promoted based on shitpocalypse and some energy efficiency work?

:banana:

The title is nice, and so is the recognition, but it's the filthy fucking lucre that hits me in the feels.

TGRR,
Icarus?  Never heard of him.

:)

I get all tingly thinking about how ultimately some douche attempting to lay you low has resulted in you finding greater opportunity. Glad to hear it!

Yeah, he's still a douchebag, though.

Yeah. I'm hoping they get found out. Even more I'm hoping they don't find out about being found out until it's far too late.  :evil:

Wait.  What?

That whoever may be responsible gets caught and doesn't realize it.

As a side note I just took my pills about a couple hours ago. My coherence may vary.
You can't get out backward.  You have to go forward to go back.. better press on! - Willie Wonka, PBUH

Life can be seen as a game with no reset button, no extra lives, and if the power goes out there is no restarting.  If that's all you see life as you are not long for this world, and never will get it.

"Ayn Rand never swung a hammer in her life and had serious dominance issues" - The Fountainhead

"World domination is such an ugly phrase. I prefer to call it world optimisation."
 - Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality :lulz:

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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #1474 on: July 09, 2017, 08:41:58 am »
Guess who has two thumbs and just got promoted based on shitpocalypse and some energy efficiency work?

:banana:

The title is nice, and so is the recognition, but it's the filthy fucking lucre that hits me in the feels.

TGRR,
Icarus?  Never heard of him.

Congratulations!

So, you really are one of those guys people tell stories about. By that I mean those mythical guys that can fall into shithouses and come out wearing new suits. How about that!

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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #1475 on: July 09, 2017, 10:36:11 am »

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You can't get out backward.  You have to go forward to go back.. better press on! - Willie Wonka, PBUH

Life can be seen as a game with no reset button, no extra lives, and if the power goes out there is no restarting.  If that's all you see life as you are not long for this world, and never will get it.

"Ayn Rand never swung a hammer in her life and had serious dominance issues" - The Fountainhead

"World domination is such an ugly phrase. I prefer to call it world optimisation."
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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #1477 on: July 10, 2017, 04:34:44 am »
I just read a straight faced, no bullshit article on why using goblins as bad guys in D&D is "problematic", in that it's colonialism.  Because it's totally okay to conflate real people with real lives with imaginary bad guys.

SHARK HAS BEEN JUMPED, RWHN HAS BEEN ACHIEVED.

But let's all keep on going.  See where it takes us.
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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #1478 on: July 10, 2017, 08:21:33 am »
This is one of those "I've just learned a word so I'm going to apply it even if its not actually useful here" moments.

Like, the thing about portraying goblins as Always Chaotic Evil is stupid and lazy, but any half-decent DM knows how to work around that (just in the way you get marauding human gangs bent on conquest - see Syria - goblins can do exactly the same).  Goblins are just like people, only smaller, greener and worth less XP.  Which means just like humans, they can be shit.

(fun fact: Tolkein was always uncomfortable with his own portrayal of Orcs as being beyond the possibility of redemption, due to his own Catholic beliefs).

Also, besides the point, but if they are talking about that, the age of propaganda that portrays your enemy as subhuman does coincide with the high tide of European empires, but occured way after the process of colonisation.  As Darwinian concepts became more acceptable in the mainsteam, they were married to an ugly form of nationalism that was often directed first and foremost against other European nations, as a form of war preparation, psychologically prepping society for action in the event of conflict.  By the 1890s, such a conflict was already seen as inevitable, and likely played a key role in the rise of fascism (the more you know...).

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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #1479 on: July 10, 2017, 03:41:35 pm »
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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #1480 on: July 10, 2017, 08:20:34 pm »
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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #1481 on: July 10, 2017, 08:23:36 pm »
I just read a straight faced, no bullshit article on why using goblins as bad guys in D&D is "problematic", in that it's colonialism.  Because it's totally okay to conflate real people with real lives with imaginary bad guys.

SHARK HAS BEEN JUMPED, RWHN HAS BEEN ACHIEVED.

But let's all keep on going.  See where it takes us.

Link? My googlefu is weak and showing me wiki entries on the common goblin for every RPG ever.

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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #1482 on: July 10, 2017, 11:15:32 pm »
I just read a straight faced, no bullshit article on why using goblins as bad guys in D&D is "problematic", in that it's colonialism.  Because it's totally okay to conflate real people with real lives with imaginary bad guys.

SHARK HAS BEEN JUMPED, RWHN HAS BEEN ACHIEVED.

But let's all keep on going.  See where it takes us.

Link? My googlefu is weak and showing me wiki entries on the common goblin for every RPG ever.

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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #1483 on: July 10, 2017, 11:49:40 pm »
I just read a straight faced, no bullshit article on why using goblins as bad guys in D&D is "problematic", in that it's colonialism.  Because it's totally okay to conflate real people with real lives with imaginary bad guys.

SHARK HAS BEEN JUMPED, RWHN HAS BEEN ACHIEVED.

But let's all keep on going.  See where it takes us.

Meant to comment on this earlier... I had a player in a game make this exact argument. It was the Extremely Green Baby Making Machine I have written about in the past... Sometimes DMing is not even worth it.
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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #1484 on: July 10, 2017, 11:52:25 pm »
I just read a straight faced, no bullshit article on why using goblins as bad guys in D&D is "problematic", in that it's colonialism.  Because it's totally okay to conflate real people with real lives with imaginary bad guys.

SHARK HAS BEEN JUMPED, RWHN HAS BEEN ACHIEVED.

But let's all keep on going.  See where it takes us.

Meant to comment on this earlier... I had a player in a game make this exact argument. It was the Extremely Green Baby Making Machine I have written about in the past... Sometimes DMing is not even worth it.

Yeah, I am reasonably certain my other players would make the offender do "The Walk of a Thousand Four-Siders" for wrecking the game with real world horseshit.
" It's just that Depeche Mode were a bunch of optimistic loveburgers."
- TGRR, shaming himself forever, 7/8/2017

 "Billy, when I say that ethics is our number one priority and safety is also our number one priority, you should take that to mean exactly what I said. Also quality. That's our number one priority as well. Don't look at me that way, you're in the corporate world now and this is how it works."
- TGRR, raising the bar at work.