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They're mutants.
Yes, but they still could look more like turtles than some ogre with a shell.

Have you even seen a turtle?

Have you even seen a turtle that walks on its hind legs?
It's like everyone is arguing over how they want their creative fiction to look and damn it all if nobody elses ideas conform!

Oh wait.

Shit that's exactly what's happening.

 :lulz:

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RPG Ghetto / Re: Mistborn
« on: August 08, 2014, 03:04:16 pm »
We're listening to the first one on audiobook right now, and I am very glad I listened to people here and did not throw these at the nine year old. Not sure how happy I am with the heavy handed jesus allegory.

I enjoyed the first book. You'd be doing yourself a favor if you stopped there. I made the same recommendation to my brother in law but he was too excited to not move forward. He regretted it like I did. It's enormous walls of bad writing that stands completely still and goes absolutely nowhere.

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RPG Ghetto / Re: Mistborn
« on: August 08, 2014, 02:38:56 pm »
I'm enjoying reading your write ups, and I'm glad I have some familiarity with the setting to know that taking down a Steel Inquisitor is badass.

That said, my opinion of the series has changed from my original expression of it in this thread to, "fuck Sanderson I'm never reading another piece of his garbage again," after the second and third books in the trilogy.

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Guardians of the Galaxy was the best super hero I've seen so far. Amazing movie for casual anybody.

TMNT was pretty good. Left a lot for a sequel. Best part it pissed off really real fans, and there's no pizza cowabunga bullshit.

So if you got $7-$10 to blow, and want to be entertained, and gasp have a good time go watch either of those movies.

I liked Guardians of the Galaxy. You hear a lot of flak directed at superhero movies but Marvel at least has put out some of the most consistently entertaining shit in the last few years. The writing for this one and Avengers in particular was tight. It's not serious cinema like the contrived garbage that keeps getting released at Oscar season, and it's not supposed to be. I used to be all about the fall and winter releases but now if I'm going to sit for several hours in front of a screen I'd rather it not be for emotionally manipulative misery.

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Applying for Teach For America. How much lying is too much lying?

I went through that a few years back. I didn't get selected but if you have any questions about the interview process I can try to help. I got to the final round.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Spagbook
« on: August 07, 2014, 07:41:39 pm »
I go to a small private gym run by a friend.  Most of the people there compete, but there's no pressure to do so, nor do you catch hell from the other members for being new, etc.

It's all in where you go.

In theory a gym could be an awesome place, but I've yet to find one that isn't primarily comprised of complete assholes.

WE LIVE ON A PLANET PRIMARILY COMPRISED OF COMPLETE ASSHOLES

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Amazing, long post is amazing, long
« on: August 07, 2014, 07:35:30 pm »
Read it. It lost me on a few concepts that I'm not familiar with, and introduced me to some debates that I was not aware even existed. I'd like to revisit it and, as Net mentioned, brush up on certain topics, but I found it overall hugely accessible for someone that doesn't generally educate himself to the extent that he should.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Spagbook
« on: August 07, 2014, 07:31:31 pm »
You get people like that, sure, and yes you can totally get in shape with home workouts. I was very anti-gym for many of those reasons until I started going. Mostly I found polite and friendly people who are just into physical fitness.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Spagbook
« on: August 07, 2014, 06:02:55 pm »
Ugh.  You healthy sons of bitches.  I'm procrastinating doing the couch-to-5k as hard as I can, and YOU'RE NOT HELPING.

Summer sucks for running. It's hot as fuck. I still think it's awesome to start at any time.

My "big" 5k is the Get Your Rear in Gear. My entire family runs or walks it in memory of my uncle, who died of colon cancer. It's what got me started running. It's usually in late October/early November, so that could be one to shoot for that'll put your training right around when it starts cooling off outside.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Spagbook
« on: August 07, 2014, 05:14:39 pm »
TGRR: Thanks. :)

So, started lifting this week.  My torso is dog food.

 :lulz:

That mostly happens to my knees.

My trainer has me starting out on upper body.  I haven't actually gotten underneath a bar yet.  Noob is noob.  It's still my first week.

I know that feeling. I've been hitting the gym once a week with my brother in law for the last two months (with my regular running in between) and I'm still leaving there unable to move for a few days afterward. Great feeling!

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Hi there PD!

I've been dealing with general spaggotry, both Mine and THEIRS, for too long.

Depression/self examination/introspection/ (Also known as drinking a Fucking LOT of Whisky(still am)). 

Then, heard a radio show with Grant Morrison mentioning he was a chaos magician. Looked into chaos magic (wasn't sure about the MAJICKk side, although did like the idea of unstructured rules and changing, dropping, adapting systems and beliefs) which led me onto the principia discordia. There to BIP, which was helpful!

So, I've been lurkinghere for a while.

Some bars are gone, some are fucking hard to shift. And yes,

THERE IS NO HELP

but, that's alright, because I'm a Conscious Human BEing.

I'd like to contribute (I've got some  :argh!:) but sometimes the rug slips out from under.

Sometimes the rug slips

Sometimes the rug is pulled

The important thing is when you fall on your ass

You have a good laugh about it

Welcome to PD

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There's something horribly sad about a lot of those. And not sad in a dumb way, sad in a lonely and desperate way.   :sad:

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What caused the whole affair, you ask?

A guy came out of the bar and saw a drink on his car. He swatted it off and it splattered on some people nearby.

Yadda yadda yadda, 4 men and 3 women were shot.

That's about normal for late night parties.  Which by itself is a horrible indictment on American primates.

Aaron Hernandez lost a lucrative contract with the Patriots and a promising career as a top tier tight end because he (allegedly) killed some folks who bumped into him at a club and spilled his drink.

You always have to save face, always, no matter what desperate, psychotic, or otherwise overblown reaction you have in order to do it. What are you, a pushover?

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What caused the whole affair, you ask?

A guy came out of the bar and saw a drink on his car. He swatted it off and it splattered on some people nearby.

Yadda yadda yadda, 4 men and 3 women were shot.

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I have in recent years, forgotten what it is to party outside, even if there aren't any Portuguese around.  Your story reminds me of the Last Fling in Naperville, Il, in which everyone under 21 attempts to sneak into the beer tent, and everyone over 21 tries to stay OUT of the beer tent and sneak their beer into the open-air concerts.  This was the state of rebellion in Reagan's America.

Except that everyone fit in.  There were no Portuguese matrons, with their Roma-like ability to spot outsiders.  You were Irish in March, German in October, and were either Polish the rest of the year, or you pretended you were.  Even our town's Black person was Polish, and the steadily-growing but almost invisible Hispanic community all died their hair blond and tried to look vacant and maybe drool a little.

I never pretended to be Polish, but I did enough inane shit that people thought I was just, you know, really INTO it.

That's how we rolled.

That does sound familiar.

Oh, and I forgot to mention that seven people were shot last night (none fatal) outside some shitty club where a DJ promoter though it would be a good idea to host an after feast party within walking distance.

How do you shoot 7 people and none of them die?

A fatality would indicate that my city is capable of some measure of success.

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