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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #795 on: February 26, 2018, 07:32:57 pm »
So on Wednesday I've got an appointment with the local DVR. Hopefully this will mean I find some sort of employment. I'm in a tricky position. I need to either find part-time work that will pay me very little so that I can keep my insurance benefit or a full-time job that I can handle that's got benefits sufficient that I won't lose out on getting my pills.

Also going to be riding the bus a lot more since my car doesn't work. It's going to be an interesting challenge. I'll get used to it eventually but in the meantime I literally have almost no idea where the routes go. I have a bus schedule map but I've never been good at map reading or planning a trip. Starting next month I'm going to buy a bus pass and just ride the thing as much as I can until I learn the place by sight.

"we have a mental health problem in our nation"

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Also, bus routes are clearly designed by evil or senile wizards for arcane purposes. your plan of riding a lot to familiarize yourself with the routes, stops, and timing is my method.

Also uhhhh good job everyone on... not dying? Apparently there's been some near misses. Yikes.

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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #796 on: February 27, 2018, 09:01:15 am »
Well I've got Facebook and messenger up and running again. I just had to commit to putting them on my phone. I guess this thing is now tied to me so calling in a burner is no longer appropriate. I really do like the voice recognition on it much better than my old phone.

My phone-tablet is now serving as a radio of sorts. I've been listening to Terry Pratchett audio books almost nonstop for weeks and weeks. I have the complete set don't ask where I got it. His last Works were some of his best and it's a shame that he wound up getting Alzheimer's and leaving us so soon. I can't say I blame him though.
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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #797 on: February 27, 2018, 10:55:53 am »
He dictated a lot of those last books because he was better able to concentrate and keep his flow verbally, and showed good clarity right up towards the end while doing that, I'd like to think that it relaxed him in a confusing difficult time.
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« Reply #798 on: February 27, 2018, 01:17:09 pm »
He dictated a lot of those last books because he was better able to concentrate and keep his flow verbally, and showed good clarity right up towards the end while doing that, I'd like to think that it relaxed him in a confusing difficult time.

Raising Steam was a particularly good one. He was building a very rich world right up to the end. There's even a bit in there about a goddess Pepina, she of the apple of discord. It was the most overtly Discordian thing I think in his entire work. He even go so far as to say 'hail Pepina and the occasional Discord'. So I say hail Pratchett!
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« Reply #799 on: February 27, 2018, 01:25:58 pm »
On a different note death almost came for Kevin Smith. Apparently he had a massive heart attack a couple of days ago. He's recovering and I saw a post of his on Facebook that was pretty upbeat for a guy that almost died.
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« Reply #800 on: February 27, 2018, 04:44:19 pm »
Kevin Smith is a national treasure, imho. Glad he beat the reaper this time!

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« Reply #801 on: February 27, 2018, 05:03:24 pm »
He dictated a lot of those last books because he was better able to concentrate and keep his flow verbally, and showed good clarity right up towards the end while doing that, I'd like to think that it relaxed him in a confusing difficult time.

Raising Steam was a particularly good one. He was building a very rich world right up to the end. There's even a bit in there about a goddess Pepina, she of the apple of discord. It was the most overtly Discordian thing I think in his entire work. He even go so far as to say 'hail Pepina and the occasional Discord'. So I say hail Pratchett!

In the Discworld Noir game, you're explicitly "helped" by a priest called "Malacypse" who is the worshipper of the goddess Errata, who presides over misunderstandings, and is considered a trickster goddess. Malaclypse is furthermore obsessed with conspiracy theories.

Admittedly, Pratchett didn't write the game, but he did edit it.

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« Reply #802 on: February 27, 2018, 05:38:53 pm »
He dictated a lot of those last books because he was better able to concentrate and keep his flow verbally, and showed good clarity right up towards the end while doing that, I'd like to think that it relaxed him in a confusing difficult time.

Raising Steam was a particularly good one. He was building a very rich world right up to the end. There's even a bit in there about a goddess Pepina, she of the apple of discord. It was the most overtly Discordian thing I think in his entire work. He even go so far as to say 'hail Pepina and the occasional Discord'. So I say hail Pratchett!

In the Discworld Noir game, you're explicitly "helped" by a priest called "Malacypse" who is the worshipper of the goddess Errata, who presides over misunderstandings, and is considered a trickster goddess. Malaclypse is furthermore obsessed with conspiracy theories.

Admittedly, Pratchett didn't write the game, but he did edit it.

Neat! I'll have to look into getting a game system one day and checking it out.
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« Reply #803 on: February 27, 2018, 05:39:53 pm »
Kevin Smith is a national treasure, imho. Glad he beat the reaper this time!

He's also a heck of a businessman. Even use that post to to promote a Jay and Silent Bob reboot! That's dedication
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« Reply #804 on: February 27, 2018, 05:46:30 pm »
He dictated a lot of those last books because he was better able to concentrate and keep his flow verbally, and showed good clarity right up towards the end while doing that, I'd like to think that it relaxed him in a confusing difficult time.

Raising Steam was a particularly good one. He was building a very rich world right up to the end. There's even a bit in there about a goddess Pepina, she of the apple of discord. It was the most overtly Discordian thing I think in his entire work. He even go so far as to say 'hail Pepina and the occasional Discord'. So I say hail Pratchett!

In the Discworld Noir game, you're explicitly "helped" by a priest called "Malacypse" who is the worshipper of the goddess Errata, who presides over misunderstandings, and is considered a trickster goddess. Malaclypse is furthermore obsessed with conspiracy theories.

Admittedly, Pratchett didn't write the game, but he did edit it.

Neat! I'll have to look into getting a game system one day and checking it out.

It came out about 19 years ago, so any reasonable laptop should be able to run it (with backwards compatibility).

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« Reply #805 on: February 28, 2018, 12:37:08 am »
Damnit, baby either has a badass immune system that eats platelets, or one that is too lame and the bone marrow is making defective ones.

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« Reply #806 on: February 28, 2018, 12:55:22 pm »
Damn.  I'm sorry to hear that, Trivial.

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« Reply #807 on: March 01, 2018, 12:14:11 am »
Damnit, baby either has a badass immune system that eats platelets, or one that is too lame and the bone marrow is making defective ones.

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I'm sorry to hear that.   :sad:

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« Reply #808 on: March 01, 2018, 12:18:27 am »
Won't know for a month or so what it is.  If it's the bad one I'm going to start begging for people's bone marrow.

It appears my genes are defective, but in a way that doesn't hurt me, just my kids.
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« Reply #809 on: March 01, 2018, 12:47:20 am »
Won't know for a month or so what it is.  If it's the bad one I'm going to start begging for people's bone marrow.

It appears my genes are defective, but in a way that doesn't hurt me, just my kids.

 :sad: just try to hang in there trivial.
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