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by ameretrifle
Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 582
Views: 63180

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I've been playing Radiant Historia, and enjoying it quite a bit. The battles include a bit of puzzling (enemies are on a grid, if you knock them into each other you can hit more than one at once, basically) which is making it more engaging for me. I ground about 10 levels on a guy who was like 20 be...
by ameretrifle
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 204
Views: 30225

Re: Let's Talk Money

Regrettably, my accounts appear to be 401a "FICA Alternative Plans". I am not entirely certain what this is, though it appears to be billed as an alternative to paying Social Security fees, which does not fill me with hope. These were both jobs with the state of Florida, which is currently...
by ameretrifle
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 204
Views: 30225

Re: Let's Talk Money

In my defense, evidence shows that drinking or snacking all morning is worse for your teeth then finishing your snack right away. Yes, and if I surgically removed your lung and connected it to a nice artificial blood supply and clean airflow and whatnot in a sterile environment, I'm sure it would b...
by ameretrifle
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 204
Views: 30225

Re: Let's Talk Money

I dunno, there's been an awful lot of controversy about carbs, sugar, fat, and cholesterol in very recent memory, and those seem pretty "core" to me. Yes, I was already aware of the effect of food on saliva production. However, if there is more to your body than your teeth, it may be worth...
by ameretrifle
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 204
Views: 30225

Re: Let's Talk Money

Ahammel, half of my advice isn't so much massive Life style changes as simply being healthier. Dry mouth is a side effect of medication, but all the rest isn't so horrible. Don't eat dessert, don't snack, don't eat unhealthy sugary foods. Is that so radical? Eating less acidic foods is a bit rough,...
by ameretrifle
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27355
Views: 2466006

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

As a grateful only child who doesn't ever want to have children, it's hard to know what to say that doesn't seem hollow. If you want more children, then having trouble with that must be horrible and painful and I'm sorry. I'm also sorry that everyone feels entitled to ask you about the current/futur...
by ameretrifle
Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27355
Views: 2466006

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Maybe I'm a weirdo, but my first reaction was "what's wrong with the one you already made?" An only child ?? But it'll grow up all weird and antisocial and selfish and who will it ever talk with and they'll hate you forever for not giving them the precious and perpetual joy that a sibling...
by ameretrifle
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 118
Views: 33311

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

Plus, she's kind of talking about how Annie screwed Ayilu while Ayilu is right there . She's got what she wanted; she could speak for herself now too; but Red is too busy speaking for her. And that's because Ayilu doesn't actually seem to give a fuck. Maybe she will; maybe she shoul...
by ameretrifle
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Split
Replies: 9
Views: 2158

Re: Split

ugh this movie makes me furious. i am definitely not ready to forgive him for continuing to contribute to the demonization of people with mental illness. this movie is a hateful ablist piece of trash and i get so tired of media using mental illnesses -- especially highly stigmatized and patholigize...
by ameretrifle
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A poem for a day
Replies: 84
Views: 26105

Re: A poem for a day

Along those lines... Let America Be America Again By Langston Hughes Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be. Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free. (America never was America to me.) Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed-- Let it ...
by ameretrifle
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27355
Views: 2466006

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

How about trying https://www.reddit.com/r/AskWomen/ ? Tons of history to dig through, FAQs, and it's explicitly for asking women things, so absolutely everybody involved knows and agrees to what they're getting into. Like most questions about people, the answer to whatever you're asking about women ...
by ameretrifle
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27355
Views: 2466006

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

There was actually a march in town, but I didn't make it, should've tried harder. Being out of the country (am in Canada) makes it harder to activist. Solidarity is worthwhile, I know, but it still feels kind of hollow. Doesn't feel like there's a lot I can do. I do have some recurring charitable do...
by ameretrifle
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Sherunlocked
Replies: 81
Views: 24360

Re: Sherunlocked

But bring up the idea of Holmes and/or Watson being anything but straight white British cis men, and suddenly he's all about the Unassailable Canon... Hypocritical little... /toobittertoactuallywatch (just admit you don't want to slash them, say you personally don't see it, stop trying to dodge the ...
by ameretrifle
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 582
Views: 63180

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I'm gonna complain a bit about Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask because why not. On the whole it was pretty good and pretty compelling, more so than 4 at least, though 3 is the obvious high-water mark in terms of story. Game-wise it was good enough, though it suffered a bit from the "oh sh...
by ameretrifle
Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.
Replies: 44
Views: 13262

Re: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.

I hear "apple butter" is a thing. I've tossed apples into bran muffins (those publix muffins were delicious), and into cakes... Here's a coffee cake recipe that's served me well. Takes 3 apples, maybe 4 if they're small. I'd often put more sugar and less butter in the topping. I'd also not...
by ameretrifle
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:12 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.
Replies: 44
Views: 13262

Re: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.

Moo wrote:Recipes for pumpkin "hummus" and curried pumpkin soup available on request.

About one and a half of the 3 bags of pumpkin turned into about 2 liters of pumpkin puree.

We're also moving in a bit over 2 weeks.

I say this to mean, yes, please.
by ameretrifle
Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.
Replies: 44
Views: 13262

Re: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.

So our landlords apparently came into possession of a gigantic fucking pumpkin, and offered (with some desperation) to share. We accepted this offer, and were gifted 1/4 of the pumpkin, cut into chunks. It took up 3 gallon freezer bags. So. I've been lining up some recipes, but any suggestions, or g...
by ameretrifle
Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13176
Views: 1184232

Re: Today I Learned

(btw now that I'm more aware of this thing, the angrier I am at Doctor Who for that choice bit of revenge). Reflecting on that: it's rather fitting because the whole episode was about the Doctor sleeping (for plot convenience reasons), while the PM was leading a crisis team for over a day. Also, I ...
by ameretrifle
Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why aren't many violent crimes committed via Uber drivers?
Replies: 21
Views: 3691

Re: Why aren't many violent crimes committed via Uber drivers?

If my premise is false, then why do people continue to use these ride sharing apps at an alarming rate? Why hasn't there been million dollar lawsuits against Uber and the like for endangering people's lives? Surely they would be out of business by now. In addition to many of the other arguments sub...
by ameretrifle
Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:30 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 118
Views: 33311

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

[Good gravy] I love this new page. Not to just delight in ragging on Carver. I know I've done it before. With some more distance from it and it being clear that other characters see his flaws, it's easier to feel sorry for the guy. His seemingly unerring ability to find the worst possible approach t...
by ameretrifle
Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89736
Views: 6133081

Re: Random natterings

Btw Do you guys think it's ethical to have a low-cost, zero frills wedding? I mean, it's a lot of money but then again you are supporting jobs in the wedding industry Well, yeah, but by not buying pickled pigs' feet right now you are totally failing in your duty to support the pickled pigs' feet in...
by ameretrifle
Thu May 12, 2016 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: MS Paint Adventures thread
Replies: 686
Views: 153426

Re: MS Paint Adventures thread

I think part of my problem was the long awkward teenage stretch of enforced bleh that was a ton of act 6. Obviously intentional, but it did its job a little too well, so it wasn't a particularly fun read. (I had blocked the 'trickster mode' incident out of my mind completely. Small mercies.) Now tha...
by ameretrifle
Tue May 10, 2016 12:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28294
Views: 2455519

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

In the US, you can get an absentee ballot mailed to you, which allows you to look up candidates/issues at your leisure. Not sure if/how that is possible in your jurisdiction.
by ameretrifle
Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 582
Views: 63180

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Eh, my problem with the standard coming-of-age storyline in JRPGs is the same problem I have with Tolkienesque fantasy. It's not that they're horrible tropes that don't have their place, it's that their current place seems to be fucking everywhere, without protection . After your first couple dozen,...
by ameretrifle
Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 582
Views: 63180

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Shorter Bravely Default update, since I wasn't far from the end of the chapter... RIngabel: Why look at this. That nice vizier gave us all these supplies. Tiz: Wow, he sure is nice. Edea: Shame he's not the king. Ringabel: They're loading them on our ship right now. How generous and helpful....
by ameretrifle
Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 582
Views: 63180

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

AMT sucks at Bravely Default, the Abridged Version, Part II Chapter One: This Title Seems to Relate to Jack Shit Ringabel: OK, we found your hometown. No thanks to you. Agnes: I was raised in a convent! They let me out like twice! Tiz: A year? Agnes: No, twice... Edea: Er. So! What's this city l...
by ameretrifle
Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:18 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 403
Views: 485823

Re: Forum Migration

I am absolutely thrilled that the fora software has been updated and would like to express my sincere appreciation for your work.

(i am hoping that those damned deleted post bugs will be fixed with this update, but i am still happy either way)
by ameretrifle
Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 582
Views: 63180

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I played Secret Hitler once. I also only got most of the rules, so we ended up voting our Hitler in as chancellor when that meant he had to admit he was Hitler and thus we lost the round. I might like it better if I got more of a feel for it, but I can't say I've a strong inclination to try it again...
by ameretrifle
Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4372
Views: 645326

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Continued Madoka analogy discussion Well, I didn't think of it during my initial viewing of the show, and to be honest, I'm still not entirely convinced it works very well. It's definitely about women being exploited, so there are obvious parallels there, but I don't see much that...
by ameretrifle
Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3241
Views: 556528

Re: What were your dreams last night?

Dreamed of my mother's old soap opera. It was ending (which actually happened) and everyone was so happy; excited and scared. They were going to be free. Two of them were starting up a relationship. They'd been childhood friends, and one was wondering how you get past that many years of drama and hi...
by ameretrifle
Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven
Replies: 479
Views: 97357

Re: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven

Finally got around to seeing this (not a fan of crowds). Was apparently one of the only theaters showing it on IMAX film, too, which I'm vaguely guilty about because it was probably lost on me. I was worried I'd hate it, because I'd never seen anything done by JJ Abrams that I didn't hate with some ...
by ameretrifle
Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 118
Views: 33311

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

That reminds me, an interview showed up in my feeds today.
by ameretrifle
Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 118
Views: 33311

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

For some reason I was thinking the promise was dealing with Jeanne, but that was partly because of the crown symbol, I think. Why I associated that with her, I don't know. Anyway, Coyote didn't actually say who she promised, either, so it could be a lot of things.
by ameretrifle
Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 118
Views: 33311

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

He's physically changed as well, and it's possible his experienced created some sort of schism within him too. But is Annie broken for having the cut on her face in the spirit world? I think using the word broken is kind of assholish, and depending on the intended meaning, quite possibly offensive ...
by ameretrifle
Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:33 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 118
Views: 33311

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

I'm wondering if Coyote means more than is obvious by "broken man". Obviously, he's heartbroken; obviously, he fails utterly at social interaction and lacks even the common sense necessary to ask anyone for advice on making up the lack ("Gee, I haven't seen my daughter since before my...
by ameretrifle
Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 118
Views: 33311

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

Therein lies the danger. Gotta say, if there's a less "reliable" narrator than a trickster god , it's not quickly springing to mind... I suppose you can technically "rely" on him to tell the truth with various degrees of slant, but that's stretching it a bit... the amount of mis...
by ameretrifle
Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 118
Views: 33311

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

Yeah, I knew it had to happen, which alongside moving stress made me skip reading for a while-- he was being such an inexcusable dick, and I just knew he'd end up having dimensions, because the author is too good for that. I couldn't face it at the time. As long as he ends up with reasons rather tha...
by ameretrifle
Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: crockpot love
Replies: 43
Views: 15656

Re: crockpot love

Soooo... say you get gifted two slow cookers. One a 4-qt Crockpot , one a 6-qt Hamilton Beach . Both oval, both warm after cooking. The latter might have a more flexible timer, the former may be low/high and 2/4/6/8 hours. Latter also has a lid latching system of some sort, and a more readily locata...
by ameretrifle
Wed May 27, 2015 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2096
Views: 259962

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Sex is part of this show. If that makes you uncomfortable, this show may not be for you. How in the name of fuck did you jump from "having problems with watching rape" to "having problems with watching sex". I mean, there was an outer fringe of the feminist movement that equated...
by ameretrifle
Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27355
Views: 2466006

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Me too, after how much trouble it was giving you I'm glad you were able to pull the trigger and make that happen. Congratulations, hope the future is brighter, should at least be considerably less red :)

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