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I miss RB.. What happened to him?

I dunno, that was like five years ago, I don't even remember him.


Intermittens was that fucking long ago?

Might as well run an electromagnet over the fucking server now.

Really, autoclaves should just be a standard household appliance. Right next to the washing machine.

I'm sure this will not result in any accidents. :lulz:

"I'm not going to put too fine a point on it....But it's a piece of shit."

I was halfway through my personal Jim Beam, and this was the funniest shit I had heard all night.  Dimo - fucked if I knew what he had been drinking.  The Clamato experiment had gone around the whole group, with all of us being appauled.  I'd gotten the taste out of my mouth by doing shots of mace with a gang unit cop.  He'd kindly offered me a muscle relaxant as he took one, and I was glad now that I'd declined.

EoC's smile -shimmered-

It was like that moment when you realize the oasis you've been banking on is a mirage, the impending sense of shit about to be fucked.

I forget if they were talking about an art piece or someone's writing (Eve's traffic troll was GENIUS), but feelings were about to be hurt, and the group dynamic was about to fail horribly.

Cainad was still looking sympathetically amused after my own outburst.  Our eyes met and we sort of knew we had to salvage this before the ugly happened. 

"Before we go to Providence drama - " Roger was coming out of my mouth now.  "Justify your crap Mark.  How is this shit?"

"Not like we don't have time to retool the whole thing anyways"  Cainad added.  "I mean, it's only Saturday for fucksake."  His body language could have made bomb defusing seem nonchalant.

"Very true.  And you're among friends who will not bullshit you.  As we have seen."

The smile was back, and growing.

"OK."  I acceded.  "We need to go THERE."

Holy hell.  A dispatcher, a punk rocker, a geologist... I always feel outgunned when things are about to hit the fan.  I am thankful for this pessimism, it keeps me willing to be practical and proactive.

Mark seemed to catch on.  Offense had been given, balance had to be made.  He tensed, years of jumping from stage to pit about to come to the fore.  EoC?  Relaxed.  He'd talked men through worse, and had a vicious academia about to be pointed at the whole affair.  At that moment Cram walked in with his deck of "NOT IN MY HOUSE", and saved the day.

.....or so we thought.

Weapon X brings out the best and worst in people.

Was surprised with an impromptu weekend in Provincetown, which was lovely and wonderful.

Came back home, and the cat was dead.

Granted, she was 17.

Still, put a damper on things.

Death is awful.

The end.

Aw boo :sad:  Cats are cool, death is bullshit.

See, yeah, I don't remember any of those things.

Maybe that's for the best, I mean if you enjoyed it that's the most important thing.

All I really remember is feeling a little jerked around by the everybody's-emotional-anguish thing, and irritated as fuck by the bookshelf scene. I'm not sure I enjoyed it, per se, but I did like the waterworld and the robots.

But I'm not a movie buff, as I said. Unless a movie is really good or really bad, my reaction is generally "hey, that's cool" and then to forget all about it. This one just happened to have some interesting science going on, and I just happen to currently be taking oceanography, or else I would likely have nothing  to say about it whatsoever.

I would watch a whole movie of just those robots doing their jobs. They were so good at their jobs and were programmed to be sassy.

Best characters.

The robots were my favorite part of Interstellar, by a wide margin.

Or Kill Me / Re: Children of the Strange Times
« on: July 16, 2015, 05:25:15 pm »
This is great. It's occurred to me that I enjoy HPL in a totally different way than he would have been appreciated in his own time (or shortly after). This articulates that difference in perspective really well.

Richter: Owns a complete copy of Intermittens #4.

EoC: Not who he claims to be. I left the real EoC folded up inside that couch-bed after a dispute over blankets at the 2011 Memorial Day Meatup.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Puns Forbidden in China
« on: July 09, 2015, 02:33:45 pm »
Ah, ok. I vaguely recalled from some high school history class that one of the Chinese dynasties (Qin, maybe?) created a standardized written language, but I don't really know anything beyond that.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Puns Forbidden in China
« on: July 09, 2015, 01:55:08 pm »
Isn't written Chinese shared by most of the languages in China? The idea that a written language that can cross spoken language barriers isn't somewhat impressive is... well, it sounds exactly like the kind of position Shandor would dig his heels in for.

Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: July 05, 2015, 07:10:48 pm »
Black Company series by Glen Cook.  Nearly finished.


Once you're done with that, you really should read The Malazan Books of the Fallen.  It's the Black Company cranked up to 11.

I never thought of it that way, but it totally is. I suppose the glowing endorsement by Glen Cook on the cover of the Malazan paperbacks should have made me realize that.

I've got tonsilitis, high fever,  some kind of stomach thing, and a fucking swollen eye. On top of that, some douchebag friend managed to spoil Game of Thrones, leading me to posit the theory that people who are unable to not spoil movies or series are fundamentally untrustworthy people.

I am in a foul mood.

Damn, dude. That's a lot of nasty to get hit with all at once!

I think I saved myself a lot of problems by not getting into GoT beyond the first book and first two episodes of the show. It seems to cause an awful lot of stress among people I know.

Some education in Civics and US Constitutional law would be a really great start. It would put you well ahead of most Americans, really.

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