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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: June 13, 2018, 01:40:17 pm »
I'm steadily getting used to the raw physical nature of my work. The first couple of weeks saw me REALLY wrecked after a shift, and now I'm merely exhausted after doing a two person palletizing job by myself for 8 hours. Probably be doing the same thing again tonight. I've worked 4 days a week so far and clear about $300 a week after taxes. Compared to what I'm used to this is an exorbitant amount of money. I'm going to save as much of it as I can and try to get a vehicle before the contract ends in October. Then I'll have more options for employment.

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Apple Talk / Re: Theology as an Exercise in Management.
« on: June 13, 2018, 01:14:08 pm »
I was thinking about this on the drive home today, and I have come to the conclusion that all of this mess is a crisis in management, rather than labor.

Interesting.

So, for once, the Engineering Department doesn’t get blamed for inherent design flaws?

And, as usual, Quality Control takes no responsibility whatsoever, because they can’t inspect quality into the finished product?


There doesn't seem to be any flaws in the design, at least flaws that would cause the problems being discussed.

Also, when you're omnipotent, who's on your QC team?

Okay, I’ll buy that.

However, isn’t Lucifer more of an Accounts Receivable kind of guy? I would think the collecting of souls is more of a normal Accounts Receivable function, than an Accounts Payable responsibility.

Was

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Is this the kinder, gentler Roger I've been hearing so much about?

No, Roger was killed when he forgot his safe word during the Recent Unpleasantness.

Honestly, people.  When a man comes by to offer a non-excuse, the least you can do is not mistake him for some dead fucker that nobody really liked anyway.  Roger was laid to rest in the great plastic island in the pacific.  By which we mean, "we pushed the stiff out of the cargo door and wouldn't you know he managed to hit dead center."  Horrible, right?  He's basically interred in a mass of disposable diapers and water bottles.  And when the UV finally decays all of that plastic, centuries after we're gone, his immaculate and incorrupt body will just sort of float around like a message in a bottle.  You never know where it's going to turn up, though it won't really be the same if everyone is already dead and there's nobody to traumatize.

This is sad. Surely all of that back hair is more dangerous to sea life than the entirety of the trash island.

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Bring and Brag / Re: QGP Arts Megathread - Backgrounds
« on: June 12, 2018, 12:29:09 pm »
Hah!

I'm glad I can do my part to set the correct tone :)

Here at Horrible Multinational, we feel it's important that workers understand that YHWH wants to see THE. BOTTOM. LINE.

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Apple Talk / Re: Theology as an Exercise in Management.
« on: June 09, 2018, 11:12:54 pm »
Took a while to think on this thread before replying. I agree that there's a management crisis in heaven and the earth. Clearly it's essentially a communication issue as I see it. I'm not so sure that the "angels" lack free will at all. They're by definition obedient. You can't have real obedience without the choice to disobey somehow existing. If there's obedience there's also something to obey, God or rules set by God.

I imagine that the rules were enforced mainly through keeping most angels ignorant of the weighty choice to obey or disobey. Much of the rest would be them essentially policing each other in an environment where privacy and time for introspection are extremely rare indeed, much less the opportunity to do anything other than what you're told, what you were made for.

Then along comes humanity and their complete lack of rules of conduct other than biological survival imperatives. Angels exposed to enough of that sort of thing might start getting ideas about themselves.. So at some point God orders a hands off policy that doesn't go over well with many of his workers that have been on The Project, some of them since The Beginning. They see it as THEIRS as much as God's.

This dissent descends into true outrage when God openly and flatly states that these primates are now on a level nearer to God than they are, functionally making them subordinate to humans who barely know how to clean themselves properly, much less how to make the fundamental pieces of the cosmos play together in tune. As though the Conductor of a grand Orchestra decided one day to let a monkey do His job and expected His first chair musicians to just do their best to follow along without complaint.

Funny thing is that the monkey at first just sat there picking its butt for the first few hundred thousand years and the "joke" was tolerated, the Boss is known to be quite eccentric after all. Then eventually the monkey began to realize that it could make sounds happen with the stick it held and began to wave it around wildly. Fast forward to today after several walk-outs, rage-quits, and even attempts to kill the monkey and the monkey is actually conducting the Orchestra, but in a completely mad fashion sure to wreck the remaining players, or so it might seem.

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Apple Talk / Re: Tucson Irregulars
« on: June 09, 2018, 10:27:36 pm »
The In Nomine RPG by SJ Games is a VERY well put together, if satirical, look at angels and fallen angels. If you ever get a chance to read it and the supplements It's truly enriching and entertaining stuff. Cool rules system too.

I'd pay real money to play in a game with you as ST Dok. I love the way you do on mythology.

Just thought I'd mention it as a good, fun place for folks to start reading on Angelology.

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Apple Talk / Re: ERIS'SSSSSSS THREAD
« on: June 09, 2018, 10:12:44 pm »
In Santeria it's forbidden to feed the spirits blood in most cases. Red corn syrup is usually the substitute. The reason is that it's like crack. The spirits want more and more, and better quality. You might start with a bit of butcher's blood, then straight up prey animal sacrifice, then predators, eventually human blood, even human sacrifice if you're a straight up Bokor. It's a tough cycle to break because it's POWERFUL. That which you will kill or die for rules you. Fuck being ruled!

I'm not tryna be preachy, just stating the facts Mam. I've got whole unwritten stories about the situation. In my tales Eris is no stranger to the blood, but the REAL fix is ambrosia, of which there is precious little left. With a steady ambrosia supply blood would be... meh. Much of the greater story arc involves an intergalactic traveling "Wizard" trying to figure out how to reproduce it or find a substitute other than blood. Long story, I'll get it written in time.

Also..


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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Why apples are oranges?
« on: June 09, 2018, 04:08:12 pm »
It's not a proper apple eating contest unless you're eating the seeds.

I assume you mean the whole core too. Everything but the stem? We may have a new format of competition here!  :eek:

This is the point where I remind you that apple seeds contain small amounts of cyanide, and eating lots of them will absolutely kill you.

I didn't know that.

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Apple Talk / Re: ERIS'SSSSSSS THREAD
« on: June 09, 2018, 04:03:26 pm »
And don’t worry Jojo, I actually have plenty of people dying in my name. Every time someone blames “this chaotic world” for the death of someone while attempting to politicize that death to further their own order and agenda, my nipples get a wee bit hard.

So you and Kuk kinda get to double dip? Nice. This is part of why I don't worship any deities. Even the ones I like are in it for their blood fix. Even, perhaps especially, HVHY is. I figure that the "gods" need us and not the other way around E-funk. But I am not fool enough to believe that the situation will change to humanity's benefit on a grand scale any time soon. Also... that change is inevitable one day barring our extinction, which would also be the doom of all entities dependent on us.

*PARAGRAPH REDACTED*

I'm going to just stop there.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: June 08, 2018, 05:15:15 pm »
I just realised I must have forgotten to unfriend Lys, after I saw him sharing a picture with the hastag #FreeTommy.

you guys know me, I'm probably too forgiving of people who ought to know better


I finally unfriended him after an episode on FB where someone was talking about transphobia and he went out of his way to "trigger" my trans friend. And then when she got upset he mocked her about it.

and I had a bigass private conversation with him, really spent 2 hours trying to talk to him about why intentionally being a dick to trans people is not part of the Good Signal he thinks he's supporting.

Cause I mean that's the weird thing... that a lot of these provacatory troll types really do think they're helping the world in some way -- I can really relate to that due to the time I spent being a dick to people in the name of Eris, so I feel like I have a responsibility to help ease people out of that space.

In the end, he apologized for hurting my friend's feelings, but said that he would probably do it again if given the opportunity.

sigh---goodbye asshole, I wish I could say it was fun knowing you.

I'm still a dick to people in the name of Eris.  I troll for justice and I am not gonna stop, but the people I am a dick to are the ones punching down.  Terfs, nazis, etc.

What is a Terf?

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Literate Chaotic / Re: I'm on the Radio
« on: June 08, 2018, 05:14:08 pm »
You're the first story. It's a cool story! I think you owe Someone a solid. Lost in the woods in winter, no real sense of direction, you just pick a direction at "random", boom ass saved by humble servants of God wondering who this funny dressed fellow might be... yeah. The Great ST likes you.

The second story in the podcast is totes worthy of a listen too. I teared up just a hint. "To make the impossible choice between Love and Love." There's a bit about the "prophet" Joseph in there too that I always liked. The Islamic portrayal of him adds a lot of depth. That particular story is very near to my heart, maybe even archetypal to my being. One day here I should do "the real story" about it. You know,  fill in the deets and make a few minor "corrections".

Anyway your story and your telling I give 5 out of 5 stars. Will probably listen again!

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: June 08, 2018, 04:33:50 pm »
I just realised I must have forgotten to unfriend Lys, after I saw him sharing a picture with the hastag #FreeTommy.

you guys know me, I'm probably too forgiving of people who ought to know better


I finally unfriended him after an episode on FB where someone was talking about transphobia and he went out of his way to "trigger" my trans friend. And then when she got upset he mocked her about it.

and I had a bigass private conversation with him, really spent 2 hours trying to talk to him about why intentionally being a dick to trans people is not part of the Good Signal he thinks he's supporting.

Cause I mean that's the weird thing... that a lot of these provacatory troll types really do think they're helping the world in some way -- I can really relate to that due to the time I spent being a dick to people in the name of Eris, so I feel like I have a responsibility to help ease people out of that space.

In the end, he apologized for hurting my friend's feelings, but said that he would probably do it again if given the opportunity.

sigh---goodbye asshole, I wish I could say it was fun knowing you.

Your forgiving nature is part of your charm, but possibly a holdover from your Christianity days. You did have those yes? God knows I struggle with knowing when to stop turning the other cheek and deck someone...

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Why apples are oranges?
« on: June 08, 2018, 04:28:55 pm »
It's not a proper apple eating contest unless you're eating the seeds.

I assume you mean the whole core too. Everything but the stem? We may have a new format of competition here!  :eek:

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