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Don Edwards

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  1. Story, Wednesday October 17, 2018

    Nanase and Ellen, Diane and Lucy, Catalina and Rhoda, Grace and Tedd Tess, Ashley and Elliot (mall female Elliot)
  2. NP Monday October 15, 2018

    I would guess that the cool half-human monster, originally, is either Grace (or one or more of her brothers), or Elliot in cat-form. (Does Ellen have the same cat-form ability?) The "easier to arrange than you might think" - there's a lot of possibilities. Ellen on her own could turn him into a woman. Anyone with the TFG - that would most likely mean Tedd or Grace but theoretically could be, well, anyone - could turn him into a woman OR into a half-human monster. Or both. (Not-Tengu was a half-human monster, but definitely not cool.)
  3. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    Talk to your doctor or the pharmacist about maybe reducing the dose, or dividing it into two doses some hours apart (I'm sure that idea just thrills you, with the way the stuff tastes).
  4. NP Friday October 12, 2018

  5. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    Good for you! Possibly even better that the way I initially read that, "herpetologist", was incorrect.
  6. This Day In History

    Actually they did - mortars - but their targeting algorithms were designed to make the rounds go over high things, not hit high things.
  7. This Day In History

    Well, it's a silly convention. Let's say it's an 8-game season with no two teams meeting twice, and in every game Team X plays it scores 40 points but loses by 1 point, and in no other game does any team score more than 30 points. Team X has 320 points for the season, while the highest any other team can have is 251 - so Team X is champion with a record of 0-8.
  8. Story Monday October 1, 2018

    I read a story once where a character was his own father and mother, and also recruited himself into some sort of time-travel-police force. Talk about a stable time loop...
  9. NP Wednesday October 3, 2018

    To me, it suggests that it's either Susan on the job or Elliot on the job.
  10. Story Monday October 1, 2018

    IMHO time travel probably must boil down to one of two things: * predestination - everything, including what time travelers who aren't even born yet will do last week, is fixed, nobody has free will at all. * many worlds - you don't change the past, you create (or perhaps merely travel down) a different branch in the probability tree of all things that could have happened.
  11. NP Wednesday October 3, 2018

    How confident are we that that's Susan, not Elliot?
  12. Shipping News

    A valid reason for polygamy OR polyandry - not both at the same time - is when, either because of birth rates or because of survival rates, the gender balance is significantly different from one-for-one. Of course, if it's because of survival rates, the current probably-elder beneficiaries of the imbalance have an incentive to NOT do anything that might improve the balance... And there's an ongoing web story I'm reading where, in one culture, primary monogamy does happen fairly frequently but is not necessarily expected and even the monogamous are free to mate otherwise - particularly on occasions when two or more villages meet peacefully. Children are raised by the village their mother lives in. In another culture in the same universe, children are raised by the Clan of Females and most people can't name their biological mothers, let alone their fathers. Attempts at monogamy are rare and generally scandalous.
  13. Story Monday October 1, 2018

    Or maybe Diane has a history of being late for class and has been threatened with disciplinary action if it continues.
  14. Shipping News

    It's hard for most people to imagine, but romantic interest and sexual interest are NOT absolutely connected. If I remember correctly, Ellen once said that she's bisexual but homoromantic. There's another comic (I won't name it because they're rerunning it and I try to avoid posting spoilers) where a character who is bi- and extremely-sexual ends up more or less hitched to a character who is homoromantic and asexual. Every so often they go out together with the mutual intent of getting the first of these two hooked up for a one-night stand.
  15. Things That Are Just Annoying

    And then there's the old story of Eric and the Dreaded Gazebo.
  16. Story Wednesday September 26, 2018

    In fairness, though, an automobile crash killing >100 people is rather less common than an airliner crash killing >100 people.
  17. NP Monday Sep 24, 2018

    I'm amazed at how thin most superhero disguises are, and how completely everyone's fooled. And some are worse than others. Take Wonder Woman on the TV series for (a really horrid) example. She always and only shows up wherever this one globetrotting government agent is - whether it be a major city or deep in the jungle. And only to deal with situations that this agent knows about. Said globetrotting agent is a woman with the same facial features, same hair color, same body shape... disappears at critical moments, which is when Wonder Woman appears... How can ANYONE fail to figure it out? Particularly her sidekick, who is another supposedly-highly-intelligent clue-analyzing government agent and goes with her on nearly all of her trips? (Wonder Woman, as portrayed in that show, is pathetic in other ways. I mean, watch her arms when she runs. They flap around like a baby bird trying to fly sideways. Women who run fast move their arms in a certain way, and that ain't it - that's characteristic of the slowest female runners in junior-high gym class.) Superman is a bit better - he's mostly where Clark Kent is, but Clark Kent mostly sticks to Metropolis. So Superman is mostly where a few million different people spend most of their time. And Superman can get to wherever else he's needed without leaving a trail in government or airline records. On the other hand, there is still the issue of Clark Kent disappearing just before Superman shows up, and not reappearing until after he leaves.
  18. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    Spinal realignment? Guillotine?
  19. Story Friday September 21, 2018

    Edit: found a permalink. It's relevant to this discussion. http://www.hirezfox.com/neoctc/d/20180919.html
  20. The gravity of the situation apparently got to his pants.
  21. Things That Are Just Annoying

    Repeated studies have shown that making people in a vehicle safer, results in the driver of that vehicle driving in a more hazardous manner. (On the average, of course - not necessarily true of every individual.) People tout the safety of driving big SUVs...
  22. Story Wednesday September 19, 2018

    There is also the fact that some people are naturally suited to be distance runners, and some are a much better fit for short-distance sprints. I read a story of three guys, college roommates and good friends. Two of them went out for a mile run every morning. A girlfriend asked why the third never went with them. Laughter. "You see that pole down at the end of the block? He'll get there faster than you would believe possible. Now you see the pole down at the end of the NEXT block? You'll get there before he will." "Also, he'll never get there."
  23. Things you have no idea how to feel about

    YMMV indeed. I thought that 4E was the best up until then (that is until rather late in its lifecycle when the "Heroes Of..." books demanded that the architecture be broken so non-compliant new races and classes could be jammed in - which ticked off many 4E fans and didn't interest many 4E haters), and was so disgusted at the direction 5E development seemed to be going that I stopped watching partway through and have never yet looked at the end result.
  24. Things you have no idea how to feel about

    (4E was not a complete success in every regard. I don' t know of anyone who preferred 4E's limited alignment "grid" over what was in 3E. I mean, the notion that Lawful can never be Evil is absurd on its face.)