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Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« Reply #735 on: June 30, 2021, 03:10:17 pm »
Ill have to watch that, since baba I don't play much of the long story games, just stuff I can play for 10 min or so and put down

hahah is this my fate? to only play games in 10 min chunks?
baby sleeps sometimes though, right? Surely you can fit in an RPG now and then? he asked hopefully
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Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« Reply #736 on: June 30, 2021, 03:45:23 pm »
Ill have to watch that, since baba I don't play much of the long story games, just stuff I can play for 10 min or so and put down

hahah is this my fate? to only play games in 10 min chunks?
baby sleeps sometimes though, right? Surely you can fit in an RPG now and then? he asked hopefully

Baby sleeps.  After about 6 months.  You have no chance to survive, make your time.
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Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« Reply #737 on: June 30, 2021, 03:47:24 pm »
Creative geniuses are fungible.

The internet has brought in a golden age of access to, and ability to discover, new media. There is no shortage of talented people producing high-quality entertainment.  Sure, you won't find writers like Ellis hanging out in every coffeeshop, but he doesn't have a monopoly, or anything.  You don't feel like supporting one writer, for whatever reason, you can find another.


...I've been toying the above theory for a while, now, but I don't know if I actually believe it.  Could you replace a Gen Urobuchi, or a Yoko Kanno?  My gut says no.

And I knew Ellis was an asshole, but I watched season 4 of Castlevania anyway.

I've found that the only truly irreplaceable artists are ones I don't have any problem with.

I wouldn't call artistic talent or vision fungible, but it's certainly less than irreplaceable. Enough people will rip off the shit anyone worth a good goddamn is doing that over a decade or so, you'll be able to find your own hyper-specific flavor of whatever it is. It will never quite be the same, but you can tailor your media consumption so specifically to you that it's somehow better this way. Usually, if they're worth ripping off, they can be improved upon, and eventually will be improved upon. So you give up familiarity for basically a higher quality remix of the same style that happens to hit every satsifying note involved.

I should note this only works if you're willing to give up TV and big budget Hollywood films. Those have quite short lists of all people involved and alive at any given point in time, so if one bad person is on TV or in a big name film, it will likely fuck up a half dozen other things too. However, like videogame development, TV and film are collaborative mediums, so you can just tell yourself they didn't do anything important. (I avoid auteurs, they're freaks and weirdos and kind of gross. The two exceptions to my rule of avoidance are kind of weird and gross, even, and not even in ways I like.)
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Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« Reply #738 on: June 30, 2021, 03:57:34 pm »
Creative geniuses are fungible.

The internet has brought in a golden age of access to, and ability to discover, new media. There is no shortage of talented people producing high-quality entertainment.  Sure, you won't find writers like Ellis hanging out in every coffeeshop, but he doesn't have a monopoly, or anything.  You don't feel like supporting one writer, for whatever reason, you can find another.


...I've been toying the above theory for a while, now, but I don't know if I actually believe it.  Could you replace a Gen Urobuchi, or a Yoko Kanno?  My gut says no.

And I knew Ellis was an asshole, but I watched season 4 of Castlevania anyway.

Warren Ellis can kiss my entire ass.  I didn't think much of him as a person before the blow up, because he's an arrogant windy bastard who is often too impressed with himself to, you know, write.

However, he CAN write.  Fell is a story I have wanted finished for more than a decade, and he's got Ben Templesmith back on board.

And, as Altered says

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Speaking for myself, some kinds of hurt cut too close to the bone for me to deal with. Being near some kinds of people is as dangerous to me as if they were actually doing shit to me. I can acknowledge and understand cancelling creators. I do it myself. I don’t think anyone here listens to Lostprophets or Ted Nugent, reads the really racist Lovecraft stuff (I mean yeah it’s all racist as fuck but some of it is waaaay worse than others), or so on and so forth.

There is for every person a line.  JK Rowling is a good example.  She is so wealthy she can literally do whatever she chooses, but what she chooses to do is spend all of her time on hate campaigns against transgender folks.  This crosses the line between "Arrogant bastard writer" and "Literally reading fiction written by Goebbels."  I wouldn't use one of her books as a doorstop.

Lovecraft is another type of case, where he had personal failings and odious habits that really only impacted those in direct proximity to him, but he was a shitty writer.  He was a great world builder, and I read stuff set in his setting all the time, just not HIS work.  Because the racism and misogyny is embedded in every line, on top of the fact that he never ended a story properly in his life.

I won't touch his stuff, whereas I will read Robert E Howard if nothing else is available.  He was also a great world builder and a shitty writer, but he had black folks as heroes and villains, and women as heroes and villains, and in each case, the person (good or bad) had a personality written into the story so that you'd know why they were good or bad...Whereas Lovecraft relied on the fact that they were all smudgy so therefore evil.

To me, this entire thing took Warren Ellis from "someone I'd like to meet for a VERY short time" to "shut up and write."  The critical difference being that unlike Rowling, Ellis doesn't use his platform or his writing to spread hate, he's just a shitty person.
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Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« Reply #739 on: June 30, 2021, 04:50:44 pm »
Ill have to watch that, since baba I don't play much of the long story games, just stuff I can play for 10 min or so and put down

hahah is this my fate? to only play games in 10 min chunks?
baby sleeps sometimes though, right? Surely you can fit in an RPG now and then? he asked hopefully
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I haven't really said have I  :) :eek: its not as bad as that, and its actually getting better, 3 months ago that was absolutely the case, you will be kept busy, especially if you are working during the day, and then helping out in the evening to give mam some time.

Its luck of the draw, but we got a no sleeper.
In terms of the las year, the first six months flew by because the new tasks, bottles, food to be prepared, baths, washing, cleaning the place, and they wake for feeding every 2 hours or so for the first 2 months, so that evaporates in a blink.
During this time you can still get lots done during the day, because they are happy in their little baskets, in between feeding and pooping sleeping.
Six months ish is when we started having less time, because babba becomes mobile, and the two big things that suddenly happened:
you realise your home is a Saw like deathtrap and literally everything needs to be locked up or get coated in rubber.
Showering goes from something you do every day to a luxury. 6 months to 1 year were incredibly busy

Now at this point most kids will go to bed from about 7-8pm and might wake once or twice, sleeping through the night at about a year. Maria goes to bed at like 9-10 and wakes crack of 7 each morning, which isnt terrible but she used to wake nearly every hour for months, the other problem, and this is entirely our fault, is someone needs to stay with her

Mistake number 1: Do not put the baby in your bed, you will never get them out.
We are trying to introduce the cot now because what happens at bed time is she goes to sleep in either my or mamas arms, means someone needs to keep an eye on her for the night so she doesnt crawl and fall out of the bed. Its not the worst and I am properly sleeping now, but it does mean less free time.

The ten min gaming is ideal for in between the bits and pieces that need to be done.

Experiences will vary, my brother got a lazy baby who loves their sleep.
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Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« Reply #740 on: July 01, 2021, 06:13:36 pm »

you realise your home is a Saw like deathtrap and literally everything needs to be locked up or get coated in rubber.


THIS.  Toddlers are self-destruction machines that will go totally haywire the moment you turn your back.
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Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« Reply #741 on: July 01, 2021, 07:17:45 pm »
okay FINE, I'll take down the bladed pendulum, but bathtime is gonna suck now

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Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« Reply #742 on: July 01, 2021, 10:28:39 pm »
One proof that capitalism is fucked in the head is the sheer number of ad bots trying to get onto a BBS that has maybe 5 people posting 5 times a week.

Jesus Christ, it never ends.
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« Reply #743 on: July 01, 2021, 11:33:34 pm »
It’s me. Sorry, I just ooze the scent of money despite not having any.

I don’t know why it’s like this, I’m walking to CVS to spend my last five dollars on some sleep meds and some freak in an ugly tweed suit comes up and starts spouting off about viagra pills. Some guy joins almost every Discord server I’m active in and pings me to ask about if I might be interested mayhaps in some Cryptographic Monetary Stuff. Strangers ringing our doorbell to ask if We, Poor People, would be interested in Expensive Giant Vases. It goes on.

If you feed them to the Nessies, I won’t be too sad. But make sure to keep the marketing material out of there; we don’t want them getting ideas.
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Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« Reply #744 on: July 02, 2021, 02:05:50 pm »
possible to add an fill-in-the-blank question to registration? Just something like "if you're not a bot, type hello "


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« Reply #745 on: July 02, 2021, 04:20:40 pm »
possible to add an fill-in-the-blank question to registration? Just something like "if you're not a bot, type hello "

Faust has tried all manner of things.  I'm not sure if the software allows that.
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« Reply #746 on: July 02, 2021, 04:57:38 pm »
possible to add an fill-in-the-blank question to registration? Just something like "if you're not a bot, type hello "
Theres actually two questions and a google captcha, which makes me think they are circumventing the registration process in some way (smf bug or outdated issue)

The one thing that would really help but I just have not had the time to do is integrate stopforumspam for their api, which would check if the email or domain is a dodgy one.
so even if they get past the registration process it just auto shitcans them at the end.
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« Reply #747 on: July 02, 2021, 10:30:27 pm »
possible to add an fill-in-the-blank question to registration? Just something like "if you're not a bot, type hello "
Theres actually two questions and a google captcha, which makes me think they are circumventing the registration process in some way (smf bug or outdated issue)

The one thing that would really help but I just have not had the time to do is integrate stopforumspam for their api, which would check if the email or domain is a dodgy one.
so even if they get past the registration process it just auto shitcans them at the end.

No rush, it's not the end of the world.  It's just a pain in the ass.
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« Reply #748 on: July 03, 2021, 12:13:01 am »
I've installed stopforumspam on email first, we can also enable IP and username if that looks like it will help
Also I was wrong about the questions, they ended up being turned off as they conflicted with the captcha for some reason they didnt play well together.
So currently we have stopforumspam on email and captcha, lets see if this loose net full of holes catches some of putins alts
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Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« Reply #749 on: July 03, 2021, 07:18:01 pm »
Yesterday the temperature in Saskatoon reached 39C and it was too hot and then everybody died.

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