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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10395 on: March 19, 2017, 11:32:24 am »
The newest Shadowrun book introduces a new Mentor spirit called The Goddess...

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ADVANTAGES All: +2 dice pool modifier for Instruction Tests. Magician: +2 dice pool modifier for Ritual Spellcasting Tests. Adept: 1 free level of Authoritative Tone.

The Goddess refuses to take a backseat to any male counterparts. Unless you succeed in a Charisma + Willpower Test (3), you will not take orders from a male, or if a male disrespects you, you must respond with equal measure.

Now people on the net are arguing whether this is a horrible caricature of feminists or "but feminists are like that though" or "but SJWs are like that though" although mainly the complaints are about how this is mechanically one of the worst Mentors merely by the negative side and the advantages aren't much good either. (You can make very effective magicians who don't even know any ritual spells. One of those is good to have and some others have situational use very rarely but most of the time those are useless.)

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So it locks you out of having polite conversation with 50% of the world

...Because no guy ever treats women respectfully? There was some debate but his point seems to be that if someone insults the character then the "firecunt" puts the entire party at risk by responding in fashion.
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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10396 on: March 19, 2017, 07:43:23 pm »
If nothing else, it'd make diplomacy runs that much more interesting.

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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10397 on: March 20, 2017, 12:34:02 pm »
I can finally identify hunger!  After what  I can only assume is food poisoning, I can at long last distinguish between hunger and stomach cramps.  Praise the sun!
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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10398 on: March 20, 2017, 04:41:56 pm »
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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10399 on: March 20, 2017, 07:10:09 pm »
Stomach's still a bit iffy, had 3 bad cramps, thus far today, but that's a hell of a lot better than it was on Sunday.  Thankfully, my professor was understanding and gave me an extension on a quiz that was due then because I was...really not in any state to do anything other than maybe watch shit on YouTube.  I've managed to eat and (thus far, at least) keep down normal food so, hopefully, this will all be over by tomorrow.  Knowing my body, it'll likely largely go away once I have a shit...because my body's weird like that.
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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10400 on: March 24, 2017, 09:15:29 pm »
That feeling when you have to completely, and I do mean COMPLETELY, redesign the fundamental data structure behind your current assignment because your current version had become incomprehensible and hard to debug.  The only silver lining is that the assignment isn't due for another week and, aside from that, I should be pretty much done with it, already.  It is still infuriating, though.

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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10401 on: March 24, 2017, 11:31:18 pm »
Fucking deadlifts.

Hamstrings keep locking up, and I just cannot get the form down.
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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10402 on: March 26, 2017, 02:26:42 am »
Someone shares a promo video of a pistol holster onto the FB group for Shadowrun. Two things happen. A debate over whether or not carrying a pistol with an empty chamber is "fucking stupid" or a perfectly viable way to make your gun safer even if it does add an extra step to making your gun ready. ...And the other thing is horny geeks talking about how hot the lady in the video is and wishing that she had been dressed like Lara Croft.


...Come on guys, if you are that desperate to see hot chicks go watch porn.
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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10403 on: March 28, 2017, 10:14:54 am »
Someone shares a promo video of a pistol holster onto the FB group for Shadowrun. Two things happen. A debate over whether or not carrying a pistol with an empty chamber is "fucking stupid" or a perfectly viable way to make your gun safer even if it does add an extra step to making your gun ready. ...

I'm going to pointlessly fuel that debate by arguing that if you were that fucking worried about needing to fire off a shot ASAP, where every millisecond counts and the split second it takes to pull the slide back means the difference between life and death, then you wouldn't be walking around with it holstered in the first place.
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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10404 on: March 28, 2017, 10:27:59 am »
Someone shares a promo video of a pistol holster onto the FB group for Shadowrun. Two things happen. A debate over whether or not carrying a pistol with an empty chamber is "fucking stupid" or a perfectly viable way to make your gun safer even if it does add an extra step to making your gun ready. ...

I'm going to pointlessly fuel that debate by arguing that if you were that fucking worried about needing to fire off a shot ASAP, where every millisecond counts and the split second it takes to pull the slide back means the difference between life and death, then you wouldn't be walking around with it holstered in the first place.

Which reminds me... All that "I must carry a gun at all times to protect myself and my family" thingy has few more problems. a) Most people will sleep at least sometimes. b) Most people will sometimes leave their apartment to go to work or school or something. You are not going to be there AND awake AND 100% on guard 24/7.

(I for one would move somewhere else, if not for myself then for my family, if life was so dangerous in Finland.)
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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10405 on: March 28, 2017, 10:42:17 am »

(I for one would move somewhere else, if not for myself then for my family, if life was so dangerous in Finland.)

Actually that's quite a good point.  If all the pro-gun people in the US and elsewhere argue they need guns for protection then perhaps they should move to somewhere less dangerous.  I know moving elsewhere is a big deal but to me it seems a more realistic and practical solution than just buying a gun and thinking you can Rambo your way out of a situation if the shit ever hits the fan.

Besides, you only need a gun to protect yourself if it's easy enough in the first place for people to get hold of a gun.  Unless you face the threat of bear attacks on a daily basis or something.  You could argue you could still need a gun to protect yourself from knife attacks or whatever (but if knife attacks are your worry it's probably because guns are hard to come by where you live, meaning you wouldn't be able to get a gun yourself either) but in many places responding to non-gun attack by shooting the person in the face would run the risk of you going to prison for murder, as it would be seen as using more force than necessary.  Results would vary depending on your lawyer of course but good luck being the protector of your property and family whilst you're locked in a prison cell.
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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10406 on: March 28, 2017, 10:55:58 am »
I feel I've derailed the thread a bit so to get back on track:

I'm annoyed by the way I can't seem to stop looking at pictures of food whenever I'm trying to loose weight.  Stupid brain, why do you have to always make my life harder for me?

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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10407 on: March 28, 2017, 01:17:42 pm »
Actually that's quite a good point.  If all the pro-gun people in the US and elsewhere argue they need guns for protection then perhaps they should move to somewhere less dangerous.  I know moving elsewhere is a big deal but to me it seems a more realistic and practical solution than just buying a gun and thinking you can Rambo your way out of a situation if the shit ever hits the fan.

I get where you're coming from here, but it misses a very important point. Moving IS a big deal, and not just emotionally or difficult to do, but financially as well. Speaking purely on a monetary basis, buying a gun and all the related, needed equipment and licenses and training (probably under 2000 dollars) is a hell of a lot less expensive, and therefore more practical from a financial standpoint, than picking yourself and your family up, getting all of your stuff packed up, finding a new school, getting the moving trucks, getting a new job (for both of you, if your wife/husband works), finding a new house, getting settled into the new house... if you have a family, that cost is going to explode and explode big. Even if you sell your old house you're still looking at many, many thousands of dollars piling up.
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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10408 on: March 28, 2017, 05:05:45 pm »
Actually that's quite a good point.  If all the pro-gun people in the US and elsewhere argue they need guns for protection then perhaps they should move to somewhere less dangerous.

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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10409 on: March 29, 2017, 08:55:04 am »
I find it funny that the US has made defending the country voluntary, but has forcible jury duty.  Because fuck me if I want to pass this semester, I guess.  God damned barbarism.
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