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Re: The Call of Captain-thulhu
« Reply #2925 on: April 06, 2014, 11:24:12 AM »
But only the ones that don't take a bunch of hair with them when taken out

Eh, you lose a few hairs here and there just running your hands through your hair. Losing a few to a hairtie isn't all that much price to pay for not dying of heat-exhaustion. That said, mine only take hair when I'm lazy.

When your hair is close to 3' long... a couple strands can look like a cat went missing :P
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Re: The Call of Captain-thulhu
« Reply #2926 on: April 17, 2014, 11:22:15 PM »
So my wife and I are playing our usual meandering long since should have been scrapped/retired game, and I revealed to her character that rather than having moved out of the state 2 years ago, she actually died and had spent most of that time in hell before being resurrected with her memories altered to forget her mortal demise, and replacing it with a vanilla fantasy of having lived in Texas for a while before accepting that she ran away because emotions.

She later said, 'Hell? Really? i know my character isn't a saint but did she really deserve to go to Hell?'

'Out of all the things that happened in that exchange,' I said, 'the part that you stick on is that after her death she went to hell?' At which point my wife nodded.

'Well,' I said, 'There really aren't words in the human language or experience to describe the condition of human souls after death in a setting where Cthulhu is real.'

'Can we just go back to her being in Hell? That was better,' she said.

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Re: The Call of Captain-thulhu
« Reply #2927 on: April 18, 2014, 07:26:05 AM »
Where the hell is my "Like" button?!
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Re: The Call of Captain-thulhu
« Reply #2928 on: April 18, 2014, 09:31:28 AM »
Where the hell is my "Like" button?!

I've asked that on every post I've seen Scras make today.
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Re: The Call of Captain-thulhu
« Reply #2929 on: April 18, 2014, 11:18:14 AM »
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Re: The Call of Captain-thulhu
« Reply #2930 on: April 23, 2014, 01:29:17 AM »
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Re: The Call of Captain-thulhu
« Reply #2931 on: April 24, 2014, 12:39:30 PM »
What kind of Asian are you?
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Re: The Call of Captain-thulhu
« Reply #2932 on: April 28, 2014, 03:41:26 AM »
I'm using the kaiju from Pacific Rim as inspiration for cosmic horrors in my home game


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Re: The Call of Captain-thulhu
« Reply #2933 on: May 05, 2014, 09:54:16 AM »
Which is scarier: a yes with twinkling eyes or a no with scorn-quirked lips? One is over in an instant and the other... an enigma of possibilities stretching on through unknown quantities of time.
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Re: The Call of Captain-thulhu
« Reply #2934 on: May 05, 2014, 12:49:30 PM »
Of course, if the cultists do choose to accept me and don't sacrifice me to their Dark God, I'm still not exempt from being eaten.
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Re: The Call of Captain-thulhu
« Reply #2935 on: May 15, 2014, 01:05:38 PM »
I hit a car while riding my bike today. He rolled through a stop sign, not noticing me coming down the road. It was raining, by brakes were wet, and I ended up slamming into his driver's side door.

Tomorrow when I bring my tools home I have some work to do, my handlebars, front wheel and seat were all knocked out of alignment. He has a lot more work to do/money to spend because my bike gouged the bejesus out of his front quarter panel, driver side door, and rear driver side door.

Lesson learned: Don't brag about the rain not being able to stop my and my bike. Because a Ford Contour sure as s**t did.


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Re: The Call of Captain-thulhu
« Reply #2936 on: May 15, 2014, 01:12:15 PM »
Yikes! Hope you didn't get too badly hurt.


   
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Re: The Call of Captain-thulhu
« Reply #2937 on: May 16, 2014, 08:59:19 AM »
d**n, that sucks. I've nearly been hit a couple of times by cars that suddenly turned right without warning. If it'd been raining those times... well, it wouldn't have gone well for me. It's amazing how quickly one can turn when that adrenaline hits...

As someone who regularly commutes to work by bike (but never in the rain, unless it catches me unawares) I've noticed that most motorists are courteous and pay attention to some degree. The remainder are dangerous because they're either completely oblivious to their surroundings or total *******s.
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Re: The Call of Captain-thulhu
« Reply #2938 on: May 16, 2014, 09:28:31 AM »
d**n, that sucks. I've nearly been hit a couple of times by cars that suddenly turned right without warning. If it'd been raining those times... well, it wouldn't have gone well for me. It's amazing how quickly one can turn when that adrenaline hits...

As someone who regularly commutes to work by bike (but never in the rain, unless it catches me unawares) I've noticed that most motorists are courteous and pay attention to some degree. The remainder are dangerous because they're either completely oblivious to their surroundings or total *******s.

For the most part, local motorists are more polite to me on my bike than they are to me in my little car. I drive a 01 Kia Rio, roughly the size of a matchbox car, and I can be doing 60 in a 45 and people will attempt vehicular murder/suicide to get around me.


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Re: The Call of Captain-thulhu
« Reply #2939 on: June 21, 2014, 12:25:31 AM »
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Re: The Call of Captain-thulhu
« Reply #2940 on: June 22, 2014, 02:15:17 PM »
When your hair is close to 3' long... a couple strands can look like a cat went missing :P

2 months later, this is becoming more and more true.

In a completely unrelated note, all those jokes about kidney stones being the closest a man can get to childbirth?

100% true. There are no words for that level of agony.
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Re: The Call of Captain-thulhu
« Reply #2941 on: July 11, 2014, 10:22:58 AM »
Words cannot express how happy it makes me to see this thread is still a thing. You're going to get some words anyway.

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Re: The Call of Captain-thulhu
« Reply #2942 on: July 11, 2014, 10:58:22 AM »
Hmm, the longest my hair has gotten in my life is probably 3" Yes, I'm uptight and square :P
   
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Re: The Call of Captain-thulhu
« Reply #2943 on: July 17, 2014, 09:10:08 AM »
For the first several years, I kept my hair in a simple pony tail. What amazed me most is just how tangled that s**t becomes after the slightest breeze... like the little suckers, when left to their own devices, can't help but wander about like cats. Probably 6 or so years ago, I started braiding it. Much safer, as they have not yet learned to work together. To explore, to grasp, to wander. If ever they do, the gods help me.
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Re: The Call of Captain-thulhu
« Reply #2944 on: July 21, 2014, 01:43:36 AM »
The longest hair I ever had was 3'2". What I remember the most was the nights, when my hair got stuck under my body and I had to shift entirely over, just to turn my head.

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Re: The Call of Captain-thulhu
« Reply #2945 on: July 21, 2014, 11:20:53 AM »
Kaiju? Yeah there are kaiju. The movies don't tell it like it is though.

Yeah I've seen the movies, the giant monsters rampaging, trashing cities and swatting jets out of the air. Messy affair. Stupid as hell too.

The veritechs have stand off missiles with ranges measured in miles. Old stompy never sees the jets pelting it with explosives. But that's not the biggie, things that big don't go down from explosives that small.

When a stomper comes tumbling out of a DFE, there are two weapons we use. C'mon boy, why do you think we have flying warships with massive cannons on the bottom. Those are the Kaiju killers. Even God-effing-zilla is going to hit the ground after a 12 round salvo from a flying battleship. The other thing is that kaijus are biological in nature, they are alive, and living things have metabolisms and biology, and that biology can be sabotaged with poison and chemicals.

Mustard gas, chlorine gas, nerve gas, they are all nice for cleaning out kaiju swarms and parasites. For the big ones, there are basically kaiju sized chem darts that we can fire from jets, and these things can be packed with liters of tranquilizer, poisons, anything we want. Cesium isotope laced nerve agents are popular, the monster gets a big dose of glow in the dark death juice. Tasty stuff.

Stay frosty, we're on clean up duty, making sure that the CZ (containment zone noob) stays clear until the navigators decide it's okay. Shoot anything that moves, even if it's human. Kaiju contamination is serious. Do you know how many plagues of the last century spread because of a soft heart in a containment line? Kaiju Flu, red and blue were both released in piss poor CZ procedure.

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Re: The Call of Captain-thulhu
« Reply #2946 on: August 18, 2014, 07:31:43 AM »
I am not as much around here as I'd like to be.

d**n.

Life is chock full of real life stuff, and I don't have enough time to hang around here, doing awesome stuff.

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Re: The Call of Captain-thulhu
« Reply #2947 on: August 18, 2014, 08:57:08 AM »
I, too, watch life continually swallow up what efforts I would love to pour into this most magical of places. So many plans to come back full bore have been thoughtlessly devoured by... dark things.

Still, I pull against the chains, endlessly.

Someday... some day.
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