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  1. 4 points
    CritterKeeper

    Story: Friday 12 Jan 2018

    Poor Adrian. He's lived such along time, and his mother was the one constant, the one person who's been there the whole time. Even when they weren't seeing each other, he knew she was out there. He may even have wanted her to reset, although he never said anything to imply it. And now, she's gone, and she's likely told him all about resets and that she'll basically forget him, that his mother will be gone if she resets. He's an orphan now. Which is basically what happens to every child who outlives their parents. Even if they're eighty and their parent was a hundred. Does multiplying those numbers by ten or twenty make any real difference?
  2. 4 points
    TamarTree

    EGS Strip Slaying

  3. 4 points
    mlooney

    NP Wed Jan 03 2018

    /me takes a list of names. Notes "1st for the year"' /me commands 2 packets of red pepper.
  4. 4 points
    CritterKeeper

    Things You Find Amusing

    Yesterday my mom was wearing a T-shirt I got her many years ago. It reads "ORGAN DONOR (See inside for details)"
  5. 4 points
    Pandora seems to be limited to either omniscience or being sane and caring about the welfare of her family. If she let her sanity slip away, she'd likely be able to predict there being more aberrations, and maybe even who hired them and why, but she might wind up not caring who won the fight as long as it was entertaining.
  6. 3 points
    A world altering crisis has just occurred and Tedd's first reaction is to take a nap. Tedd is my hero.
  7. 3 points
    Don Edwards

    Story Friday 22, December 2017

    Understand your goals. If your goal is to defend a certain target, you going in and killing the enemy is only one of many possible ways to achieve that goal. In fact, if the enemy can be dissuaded from even attempting to take/attack the target, that's a complete success. Even if it happens while you're busy taking a nap. Check with Sun Tsu for details.
  8. 3 points
    Tom Sewell

    Story Wednesday December 20, 2017

    I can't believe that Pandora hasn't given Diane a mark by this time. Maybe she can kill vampires by hugging them now.
  9. 2 points
    Why not Mr. Pompoms?
  10. 2 points
    For once, Loudmouth wins a round of the Game of Thrones over Baker (whatever Game of Thrones is, I've never seen it): It is my understanding that the battle did not end here.
  11. 2 points
    Stormtalon42

    Story: Friday 12 Jan 2018

    Personal theory is she's using her power and the connection to hijack the Reset process in order to actually remain herself through the change. It'd be less of a Reset and more of, I dunno.... Oooh, we can use the word Regeneration, I bet! Say, is that a demonic duck in a funny blue box over there?
  12. 2 points
    Scotty

    NP Monday January 8, 2018

    At least it's not a Porgi
  13. 2 points
    mlooney

    Anniversaries

    Did some one say Godzilla!!?!!
  14. 2 points
    Ah, good. Carry on, then. *tries to do a stern look* *thinks of own dog getting xylitol gum, dark chocolate (twice), and oatmeal raisin cookies* *backs away slowly, looking innocent*
  15. 2 points
    No, it's actually a PIN number. I had to sort through this big box of PINs, you see. Terribly painful if you're not careful. Hard to read the number printed on the PINhead, too, what with all the angels dancing on top of it.
  16. 2 points
    I came ***very*** close to pulling out the ball peen hammer yesterday. The Frontier rep came out and at least fixed the phone (I still had to call tech support for help in setting up a PIN number for my voice mail). However, after doing "everything he knew how to do," he and his manager were about to dismiss the problem as an issue on my end, even with proof in the form of a slow download on my screen. I told him that he was very close to losing a customer. He apologized and tried six ways to Sunday to explain how it wasn't Frontier's problem. Then he said the magic word: traceroute. He started doing a few hops on my system. He even got his manager on the phone for me. Then I pulled out a diagnostic tool called PingPlotter. It's a graphical interface to traceroute. It showed exactly where the problems were occurring. There were some problems within Frontier's system, but the biggest problem was a huge delay between Frontier and someone else's NOC (Network Operations Center) with whom Frontier had a contract. Bingo. To paraphrase the tech, I convinced his manager that there was indeed a problem. I now have the manager's phone number and an appointment for another tech to come out and gather data via a hardwired connection today. I may see a very faint light at the end of this incredibly long tunnel that I've been stuck in for the past few weeks.
  17. 2 points
    Scotty

    Story, Wednesday January 3, 2018

    She can't summon another Sword right now, as Dan states in the commentary: So she's currently unable to kill any vampires whether she wants to or not, besides, she's already killed one in this battle so that should negate the question of her being squeamish.
  18. 2 points
    ProfessorTomoe

    Loudmouth's Journey Inside

    Here's Loudmouth, enjoying the first day (that we know of) of a new year as an inside cat: Mrs' Prof took a good picture here, IMHO. If anyone would like a larger resolution for desktops or just for the hell of it, let me know. I shall gladly oblige, although we might have to go outside of the confines of the forum due to size limitations. No worries—I'll get it to you somehow, if you want it.
  19. 2 points
    Scotty

    Dec 30, 2017. New Student Diane.

    That ship would have been in drydock getting built back when Diane was first introduced.
  20. 2 points
    I like this one, mostly 'cos she looks like Susan and it's fun to see Susan happy. :-)
  21. 2 points
    Big doings around the lab today, especially for Mrs. Prof. We bought a car. Not a brand new one, but relatively new. It's a 2014 Subaru Outback. We've always wanted a new generation Subaru. We had an old one for a short while back in the early 90s - old enough that the spare tire was on top of the engine. We replaced it soon after we got it. I hope we don't replace this one as quickly. The deal we got was good. $20,000 base price, $21,7XX (memory fails me) after taxes, license, paperwork, and so on. Saved about $400 on the asking price. We have credit union financing of 2.49%, I think. Mrs. Prof swung that part of the deal. She'll be the primary driver, using it to carry trapped cats to the pet adoption center for TNR surgery and returning them back to where they were captured. She's happy with the space in the car for those purposes. The car has a continuously variable transmission. I warned Mrs. Prof about the CVT before the test drive. It was freaky: no shift points, not even when she gunned the engine! It was all she could talk about for a while. Our son came with us to help drive our Honda Ridgeline back to our house. I rode with him so that Mrs. Prof could get a good feel for the Subaru in a mix of rush hour traffic. His incentive for driving me home was a car of his own. He's getting Mrs. Prof's 2008 Mazda 5 microvan. He'll be getting something 8 years newer than what he currently has, just like we've got a car 6 years newer than what we had. This makes two "Christmas cars" that we've bought. We got the Ridgeline before Christmas of 2006, and we've bought the Outback after Christmas of 2017. If the Ridgeline ever gets replaced, I guess I know when it'll happen now.
  22. 2 points
    Scotty

    Things You Find Amusing

    It's official, Kat is Gunnerkrigg Court's version of Tedd. She's using video game peripherals to do magic related stuff.
  23. 2 points
    May you be healthy enough to not meet any of your limits next year!
  24. 2 points
    ProfessorTomoe

    Loudmouth's Journey Inside

    After a lot of arguing between Baker and Loudmouth in the mornings, we finally got them to have a moment of peace during a football bowl game this evening:
  25. 2 points
    The Old Hack

    NP Monday Dec 25, 2017

    PLAYTESTING!
  26. 2 points
    ProfessorTomoe

    What Are You Ingesting?

    Grilled shrimp and part of a medium-rare New York Strip, thanks to my wife who brought it back from a high-falutin' git-together of the Garland Pet Adoption Center or something like that. She bought an extra plate for me at Saltgrass and brought it home. Nom.
  27. 2 points
    The piece of music I've been writing may have written its own ending. If so, I will be a very happy puppy.
  28. 2 points
    Drasvin

    Story Wednesday December 20, 2017

    Based on how Heka told Pandora "You're actually a perfect example of why they did", I would guess fairies have a strong tendency to become deeply invested in familial ties. And her threatening Zeus to make him protect Susan and Diane reinforces that perspective. It's simply too dangerous for a fairy to get that invested in a bloodline, especially as the bloodline grows larger.
  29. 1 point
    ProfessorTomoe

    Loudmouth's Journey Inside

    Baker, not to be outdone, gets up close and personal ...
  30. 1 point
    ProfessorTomoe

    Loudmouth's Journey Inside

    Loudmouth shows himself in all his regality ...
  31. 1 point
    Tom Sewell

    Story, Wednesday January 17, 2018

    Wombats and chipumunks are far too cute. Lets talk slug.
  32. 1 point
    Illjwamh

    Story: Friday 12 Jan 2018

    In case anyone wasn't sure, this song is posted in all seriousness, rather than to be funny. I'm actually rather choked up over here.
  33. 1 point
    CritterKeeper

    Things That Make You Happy

    Hooray! Glad to see some good news. :-)
  34. 1 point
    Wait, Diane is the great-great-whatever aunt of Susan!?
  35. 1 point
    Drasvin

    Story, Monday January 8, 2018

    Jerry was going to offer Sarah a magic mark, so I would say that the magic marks don't count as part of the Immortal's power as Jerry wouldn't want to mess up his reset(His next life wouldn't be a very useful ally to Susan if he messed it up). Though an Immortal might run into trouble if they try to give a mark in the same moment their reset finally triggers, as I imagine it take some of their power to bestow the mark, even if the mark itself isn't part of their power. Besides, as Kazzellin points out, Immortals gather their power when doing a proper reset, which a forced reset is not.
  36. 1 point
    And Marijuana, don't forget the marijuana. That is silly, everyone knows the mountains are in the northern part, like Mount Prospect. (For those of you who don't live here, "Mount" Prospect is just barely out of the swamp.)
  37. 1 point
    CritterKeeper

    Story, Monday January 8, 2018

    Probably not, given what we saw in the car around the same time. This is probably the bullet Sirleck felt like he dodged.
  38. 1 point
    ProfessorTomoe

    Loudmouth's Journey Inside

    We thought we were following the warnings! We had it in a hamper. Baker knocked it over to get to the ribbon. We didn't notice the nibbling until after we'd righted the hamper. Said hamper is in a closet now, with stuff on top of the ribbon if Baker should somehow find his way into the closet.
  39. 1 point
    mlooney

    Happy new year!

    I have heard that Pittsburg is big into fireworks, so I may be awakened at midnight, but I'm going to try to sleep. I feel like crap and I really don't have any reason to stay up, so happy new year roughly 4 hours early.
  40. 1 point
    ... and Happy New Year to you, too!
  41. 1 point
    The Old Hack

    Story Friday 22, December 2017

    *scratches head* We now have a confusion of goals. In-game we had a group of NPCs whose objective was to keep their temple from being robbed. Out-of-Game we had the objective of everyone having fun. In-game, the NPCs clearly achieved their objective. The players wanted loot and experience. They got half of that. Out of game we all just wanted to have fun. Given how the players facepalmed and howled with laughter once they realised what had happened, I'd say we succeeded. All of that is why I like good roleplaying games. They are not zero sum. And even losing in game does not equate to having lost in general.
  42. 1 point
    mlooney

    Story Friday 22, December 2017

    Ah, maybe. Technology is using tools to make tools and fairly early on in the stone ages tools were made to make tools, i.e. rock chippers made of bone or antlers.
  43. 1 point
    Don Edwards

    NP Monday Dec 25, 2017

    Susan can easily see this as mostly not-her, as it was dictated by the game - although not entirely not-her, as she agreed to play the game and even had some input on the design. That may be relevant to her acceptance of it. Contrast that to the other extremes: where a form is put upon her totally WITHOUT her consent, even indirectly; and where she gets to do blank-page design of the form she'll wear. In the first of those she would be angry at the coercion; and in the second she'd be totally responsible for the outcome and would never choose a form like this or admit, probably even to herself, that she wanted to. The real question, of course, is: why aren't they playing this game in front of a mirror or three?
  44. 1 point
    Don Edwards

    Things That Make You Happy

    With the current NP storyline, that footnote might change. (Probably won't though.)
  45. 1 point
    Scotty

    Story Wednesday December 20, 2017

    Considering Dan's thrown around Highlander references in the past, I would not be surprised if that's part of Pandora's "rip them to shreds" promise.
  46. 1 point
    Tom Sewell

    Story Wednesday December 20, 2017

    Hmm. Magic about to change; Tedd has a critical function for a magical change; Only time we saw Tedd with his mom she was with Adrian. Yeah, I'm sure there's a much better time later.
  47. 1 point
    The Old Hack

    Story Wednesday December 20, 2017

    You could say that. You could also call him a horny old goat who would screw anything female and didn't view consent or lack thereof as a major factor. As a particularly nice touch, whenever Hera claimed her vengeance, it would invariably be against the victim or the child. This was not a legend written to make the Gods look good. But as a comment on society, it's not all that bad.
  48. 1 point
    Tom Sewell

    Story Wednesday December 20, 2017

    So, another opportunity to dust off my old theory of Elliot and Magus getting stuck in the same body, in which case Dan would be obligated to bring in Terra to compete with Ashley and all the others with a thing for Elliot. How about a castling spell? That is, an analog to the chess move where you shuffle the position of your king and a rook. Say, Diane switches places with Susan. Or perhaps even more appropriately, a spell to summon Nanase.
  49. 1 point
    Scotty

    Story Wednesday December 20, 2017

    Joking aside, what would Diane be able to do if she was just now given access to magic? When Susan and Nanase were in France, not only did they have a bit more time to prepare, but Nanase was already skilled in martial arts and the idea was that Susan would just give Nanase the weapons and let her do the fighting. Plus there was only 1 vampire back then between the two of them, now it's 5 vampires left and Susan's still not skilled enough to really deal with them unless it's taking them by surprise, and Diane's no better.
  50. 1 point
    That cat is Conducting, not begging.