Aura: So I came across a silent gif on twitter of the camera spinning around someone lying on the ground and my meme-filled mind just goes "Hmmm, watcha say?"
And I've never even seen the OC....
Aura: Once upon a time (2016 to be perciece) a writer asked what would have happened if Bruce got the therapy he so desperately needed....Because well adjusted people don't become superheroes.
Well Adjusted Batman has taken to saving people, not saving a city. He opens his home to some troubled homeless youths while they wait for openings in the various government programs designed to get their lives back on track. He enjoys the kids gratitude over such a cool place to crash. But then, when Well-Adjusted Batman comes home from helping fix the roof of the orphanage one day, he finds the youths gone and his mansion ransacked and all valuables missing. The Joker and Two Face rush to his side, to comfort him and assure him he didn’t fail anyone. Sometimes people sabotage themselves and can’t recognize a good thing when they have it. Then they take him out to get really really drunk. And as he cries on their shoulder about how those kids are throwing away their future, the Joker and Two Face exchange a uncomfortable look. They make sure Well Adjusted Batman gets in his bed safe and as they walk out The Joker asks Two Face “Think he will be alright?”
“Oh sure,” Two Face replies, “He’s the most well adjusted guy I know.”
The Next morning well adjusted Batman wakes with renewed sense of purpose. There are too many people who are just too ill adjusted for their own good. He needs to find them and show them the error of their ways. They will become well adjusted. Just like him. He is the best person to teach them. All of them. Whether they like it or not. They will find peace and happiness and purpose. He will make them find peace and happiness and purpose. It’s for the greater good.
His eye twitches.
My writing skills we not what they are today, but there's still a damned good story in there. I should write it out sometime.
Point is, that there are so, so many ways to become broken. There's no one over the age of 10 left in mint condition.
Aura: We are in the process of leveling up characters.
Don't let anyone tell you you will never use maths "in real life"
Aura: Excuse me, 10/10 for my final marketing exam
That's freaking unheard of
Imma get myself a bottle of wine.
Aura: I tumbled down a train wreck spectator rabbit hole on YouTube centered on something that can be seen as "digital self-harm"
It's when you make alt accounts to bully yourself, and it's a real thing. It's also a relative new thing. And it's one hell of a messy thing, since it takes place on socials it's inevitable that other people will get tangled up with it and will get their feelings hurt.
It is a mental health issue and it comes from a place of severe self loathing, however people feel understandably manipulated and taken advantage of and quick to judge the person as simply an asshole. (Don't get me wrong, they might be an asshole still. But at the moment they are an asshole with a mental health issue that needs treatment before things get worse.)
Unfortunately, from what I see, this whole thing needs to snowball for a few more months before the adults take note and step in and sort this mess out--and that might never happen. (the use of "adult" is figurative here, since none of the people involved are underaged--that I know of--just very young)
Rice Rice Baby: I once read about a mother looked into a daughter's computer. And found out that she created alt accounts, 11 of them....to flirt with herself. And she even sent nudes too....to herself.
I have mix feeling about this.
Aura: That sounds like a high-tech form of masturbation to me lol.
What was interesting to me in the case I'm following, is that the admins of the forum she was posting to exposed the different accounts having the same IP and Mac address and tracking cookies, because the site has rules against this sort of thing.
Now rules usually come to be because there's a need for them, and a note of the admins that this person had not been subtle about it. In other words, it is a well known phenomena among forum users even if the medical community needs to catch up.
Corwin: I seem to remember some years back there was a guy here on Wire who used an alt account to troll himself, but he wasn't very good at it. It was too obvious that it was the same guy.
In this guy's case it was neither funny, nor harmful, just kind of --->
I also seem to remember a guy who invented a Wire "girlfriend" using an alt account. But again, he wasn't very good at it, and everybody called him out over it. He stuck to his guns for a while, but eventually his solution was that "she" publicly broke up with him and deleted.
Now THAT was funny. But I don't think that was his intention.
Aura: Found sentence of the day
"This is literally like someone walking you through your first orgasm"
Aura: hehehe, while FSOTD should be without context, this is a new Critical Role cast member and new to D&D, talking about their first "How do you want to do this?" (which is kind of like a glory kill of a big or last monster in a combat encounter)
Hearing that description had me laughing out loud
Aura: I know what happened here--I think anyway. There's a closet so stuffed full of tools and stuff, without any organization, that anytime a thing was needed, like a picture frame that needed to be hung, rather than spend the time and effort to find what he needed in the mess, Louis would go out and buy a new box of nails and screws. in two sizes, because, what size drill bit did he have again?
It's the only somewhat reasonable explination to why I am right now paying someone (I don't have time for this shit) to clean that closet out for me, and seeing the unopened bow upon unopened box of nails and screws come out of there. A passionate DIYer he was not....
Aura: I refuse to do any work before I have had my cup of coffee.
Shockingly, my boss agrees with me
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Aura: The kitchen cabinet doors I am inheriting are in poor shape. Warped wood, peeling paint, magnets that lost their magnetism due to prolonged heat...I need to do something to fix it up a bit.
And since I need to do "something" anyway, and there's an absurd amount of money you can sink into a kitchen....You know, I think I might just sink some time into it instead. I am going to have someone cut me thick but cheap plywood to size and then do pour art on each door. Layers of acrylic and glossy sealant should protect against moisture, perhaps even better than all those expensive fancy kitchen cabinets door you can buy pre made.
Aura: So in the quest of NOT having a very edgy first PC (I have an idea for an edgy one as well, don't worry) I keep circling back to the "drunk hippy elf with a bullfrog pet called Jerimiah" the frog is called Jerimiah, not the elf
Aura: 7 hours?
7 hour long D&D game (finale to campaign 2) starting at 10pm the day before my final exam?
I just can't--even if I were up to date, which I'm not--I just can't catch it live.
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Aura: Lol, I am 100% certain you would. I've only ever played strip poker, with no intensions of actually winning
If you want a better idea of what D&D is, think Lord Of The Rings made by the people who made Army of Darkness, only with dice and every player gets to be Bruce Campbell
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Wild__: Oh no, the fishing trip is on. We are cat fishing for yo mamma.
You are right though. Aura's lovely post about hope and all...
Turns out that light at the end of the tunnel is yo momma hitting the crack pipe.
Aura: "DO NOT start DMing unless you've played as PC before"
Dude.....if that was a real rule, no one would ever have played D&D
Geoff: I DM'd in my first ever game of D&D. We all read the player's handbook (AD&D2 had just come out). And it seemed that the DM would be the one who had a lot of shit on his/her/their hands.
I was voted into the seat unanimously.
Some are born to be god, some achieve godliness, and some have godhood thrust upon them.
Aura: And while I'm ranting about horrible "hot-takes",
No D&D player gets to berate a DM for "unoriginal ideas" when the whole base game is an unapologetic rip off of Lord Of The Rings. Shut up or step up as DM yourself.
Question arrived from a TTRPG horror story (love those videos): At what point in the *cough* social encounter with the bard, should the DM "fade to black" or, "pan to the fireplace"?
Geoff: Always depends on the table. Always.
For instance, with my kids, "the bard and the barman disappear into a private room..."
If you and I were doing a one-on-one game, it wouldn't fade to black until they went to sleep.