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http://archive.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/we/20020907a

Quote from: City of the Spider Queen Web Enhancement Additional Credits
This layout intentionally begins on page 2. There is no page 1.

I've encountered "This page intentionally left blank" before but not "there is no page 1"

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Im posting from the classroom I'm TAing in. Because i'm all out of fucks for the term.

That's pretty consistent with my experience with TAs

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: March 09, 2015, 06:28:20 am »
In this satire of movies like The Lazarus Effect or Event Horizon or Jurassic Park, The story follows two unrelated teams of scientists. The first team, while working on genetically modified high yield crops or new medicines or reanimating the dead or something like that, accidentally creates an unstoppable monster. Meanwhile the second group - a team of Nazi mad scientists working in a secret laboratory in Argentina to develop an airborne drug-resistent strain of the bubonic plague which they plan to release in Israel and in New York City - accidentally stumbles upon a discobery which will have enormous benefits for all mankind and may also hold the key to defeating the monster.

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Discordian Recipes / Re: Are Hotdog Buns Still Forbidden?
« on: March 07, 2015, 07:26:59 am »
Traditionally, keeping Discordian meant observing the dietary commandments of The Principia Discordia.  Specifically no hotdog buns.  Is this dietary rule still practised?

Did you miss the part where a Discordian is forbidden to believe everything he reads?

Also, there's another part of the book that says that they're mandatory*



*As part of a fully garnished hotdog every friday. Perferably this should be increased to multiple fully garnished hotdogs on fridays during lent. You should also eat as many hotdog buns as possible during passover, a bacon double cheeseburger on yom-kippur, and as much black pudding** as you can eat for lunch (preferably at high noon) every day during ramadan. These last four rules aren't in the book, but they're just common sense.


**The pig-blood based sausage, not the slime monster which splits into additional monsters when struck by a weapon that deals slashing or piercing damage.

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Oh yeah.  Morrowind is a fucking work of art when it comes to originality.  And the graphics were pretty amazing, for when they came out.

It's just...well, those graphics on the Skyrim engine.  I've seen the results.  It's gorgeous.

If you've got a graphics card that renders the colors properly at any rate.

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The snarky side of me said, "at least we won't have to see any more posts about the color of that damn dress."

That dress is a sacred relic

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Discordian Recipes / Re: PD Recipe Thread
« on: February 25, 2015, 12:29:04 am »
Reposted from something I wrote on another thread

I just remembered a really weird type of sandwich that they used to sell at a food truck at college. I forget the name (of the sandwich. The truck was called Pyramid Pizza) and I've never tried to put one together myself but it seems rather elementary...

You'll need:

2 hotdogs
a hoagie/hero/grinder/sub roll
french fries
Ketchup
Cheese whiz
Honey mustard

Directions:
1.) Heat up hotdogs and fries
2.) Lay hotdogs end to end in hoagie/sub/grinder roll
3.) add ketchup, mustard, and cheese-whiz
4.) jam fries into roll above hotdogs
5.) garnish with more ketchup, mustard, and spray cheese

This was one of the less weird sandwiches that they sold.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: I had a GREAT idea for a book
« on: February 23, 2015, 08:23:11 pm »
Why not treat it *as* psychology? That's something that to my knowledge hasn't been done in fiction really. Additionally, it makes it more or less useless in most of the situations where it would be a deus ex machina, but quite absurdly useful in certain other places where you might need it (taking the place of psychological warfare and in some cases psychoanalysis).


Isn't that pretty much the majority of what the Lancre Witches do on Discworld?


"Headology"

Yeah, but they also have real magic powers. They're just afraid to use them because using them excessively tends to endanger the user and/or drive tem insane.


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As for the OP, that was kind of the plot of Wicked, wasn't it. "Glinda the Good" is a bitch, and the "Wonderful Wizard" is a tyrannical fascist.

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Also Grendel by John Gardner.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: February 23, 2015, 04:49:29 pm »
A story where it is deliberately unclear whether it passes the Bechdel test because the female characters are of ambiguous sexuality and their unseen significant otners all have androgynous names.

EDIT:

-The tribulations of an Italian or Italian-American vampire living in a garlic-heavy neighborhood.

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-A parody of Disney/Pixar's Planes about a flying  saucer that vehemently insists that it is a weather balloon


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-As part of a parody of Harry Potter dorm assignments are assigned by drawing lots out of an old hat.

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Discordian Recipes / Re: PD Recipe Thread
« on: February 22, 2015, 05:54:10 am »
This isn't a recipe per se, but when making grilled cheese, try using Swiss or Munster cheese instead of American cheese. My experience has been that it tastes a lot better.

Anything tastes better than American cheese.

Even Kraft imitation American cheese?

I think that if you re-examine your misconception, you will find that that is not "imitation" American cheese.


No, regular american cheese contains some non-zero percentage of mild cheddar, whereas Kraft Singles don't contain any cheese at all. I believe they're made of a mixture of milk byproducts and petroleum byproducts.


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but in all seriousness, iirc Kraft doesn't seem to use rennet, making its statis as chesse questionable. Whereas regular american cheese, iirc, is just ordimary mild cheddar plus an assload of additives.

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Discordian Recipes / This is totally a real thing, I swear
« on: February 22, 2015, 05:17:18 am »
I just remembered a really weird type of sandwich that they used to sell at a food truck at college. I forget the name (of the sandwich. The truck was called Pyramid Pizza) and I've never tried to put one together myself but it seems rather elementary...

You'll need:

2 hotdogs
a hoagie/hero/grinder/sub roll
french fries
Ketchup
Cheese whiz
Honey mustard

Directions:
1.) Heat up hotdogs and fries
2.) Lay hotdogs end to end in hoagie/sub/grinder roll
3.) add ketchup, mustard, and cheese-whiz
4.) jam fries into roll above hotdogs
5.) garnish with more ketchup, mustard, and spray cheese

This was one of the less weird sandwiches that they sold.

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Discordian Recipes / Re: PD Recipe Thread
« on: February 22, 2015, 05:01:32 am »
This isn't a recipe per se, but when making grilled cheese, try using Swiss or Munster cheese instead of American cheese. My experience has been that it tastes a lot better.

Anything tastes better than American cheese.

Even Kraft imitation American cheese?

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But yeah. That's an awesome story.

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That sounds like college.   :lulz:

That depends on if you have the meal plan or not

When I was in college my parents sprung for the expensive meal plan and so for me college was  remembering  at the end of the semester that I still had a bunch credits left over that wouldn't roll over to the next semester and blowing them all on five pounds of candy and so many energy drinks that they're still taking up space in my fridge nine years later.

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And that's why I have health problems today and sometimes get winded walking up one flight of stairs

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