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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Last post by Roko's Modern Basilisk on Today at 11:19:02 am »
While researching the philosopher's stone in the modern day, a researcher makes the discovery that it was actually made once, and finds the creator. He discovers that possession of the philosopher's stone turns you into a vampire -- because human free will is one of the many impurities that the philosopher's stone burns away, and the 'perfected being' is unable to behave unethically because he is unable to resist natural law (and thus is subject to only animalistic urges of hunger and lust). However, being a pure material, the philosopher's stone is pretty highly reactive to certain things -- it will combust with the air if catalyzed by light (being the metal of metals, it has a strong photoelectric effect), water, or certain classes of acidic fumes (such as those produced by chopping garlic or onions).
The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Where I am
« Last post by Reginald Ret on Today at 08:10:04 am »
Quit or fired?

Gonna quit.  I don't see why I should spend an hour packing my stuff when I finally leave.


And 5/5 for forethought.

ECH - Great piece. If you're utterly fucked I hear there's some kind of maintenance gig opening in Tucson.
The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: BIG MAN PLANS
« Last post by Reginald Ret on Today at 08:08:41 am »
When i am rich i shall pay someone to weaponize the SJW generator by integrating it into spambots that will create their own tumblr accounts and pick fights with random SJW blogs in the least coherent manner possible...forever
Maybe this already happened, how would we know?
Did you 'borrow' Nigel's timemachine?
Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« Last post by Prelate Diogenes Shandor on Today at 05:20:18 am »
Dogs and cats living together
It's not much, but I am resuming a responsibility that I had under Dr. S. And it's being extended towards the whole floor.

I guess I wasn't a totally shite administrative assistant after all.
Hey guys.

I quite honestly don't know what is keeping me from here. Probably just something I just need to sort out in my head. Just checking in, letting you all know that Twid is ok.

Actually, I have a bit of good news.

Dr. S, the man who fired me many years ago but I still work on the same floor with, recommended me for extra responsibility. I accepted. I had a meeting with a PI today, and we did the preliminary sussing it out.

I was pleased. Dr. S and the PI I spoke to are close friends. I don't know what happened there but I'll take it.
Yeah, there is that.  Fortunately, my degree is what I consider my "real" work...this just pays the bills while I do that.

It helps.  Somewhat.
Well, at least most of the consequences of this place not working properly are less severe.

I mean, no-one's gonna go home missing an arm because something blew up because the head of cleaning is a self-important jackass.  Heavy machinery...slightly higher range of worry there, IMO.

Yeah, but it's the same feeling of not accomplishing a Goddamn thing with your irreplaceable time on this planet.
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