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#5603677 "I want a girlfriend/boyfriend", and other such relationship advice

Posted by Boris5000 on 25 October 2018 - 07:54 AM

Ah the patented elbow touching strategy - can confirm I did it and she didn't run away... yet.

#5603616 Today...

Posted by Boris5000 on 23 October 2018 - 04:55 PM

MH2019 is no laughing matter.

#5603597 Today...

Posted by Boris5000 on 22 October 2018 - 11:14 PM

Proving MH2019 gets a new ruleset regarding the number of votes and the MHC (Miss Hottie Coordinator) can agree that the proceedings occur in a timely fashion I will support a MH2019. 

#5603560 Today...

Posted by Boris5000 on 20 October 2018 - 11:19 AM

I'm running a Monster of the Week campaign (TTRPG) for a group of friends, and we had our second session tonight. I made a really fun NPC, one that everyone seemed to really like, and I was really having fun with. At the climax of the final fight, one of the players decided to just randomly kill the NPC, because his character is canonically insane.

Probably going to have to talk with him about it. Very frustrating, and I'm def not looking forward to it.


I would recommend not talking to him and instead employ an "actions have consequences" way around it. After all it is your story and if you don't want a murder hobo to ruin it - just make the murder hobo's time difficult, have them spend resources that they don't want to use.


For example, in a later session (let's say 2-3 sessions from now) have a group of ("powerful") bounty hunters waylay the party (specifically the murder hobo) - with the sole intent to kill the murder hobo. If they happen to defeat the bounty hunters (either with the offending murder hobo dead or alive) - have them find a contract that explains that murder-hobo is the target for whatever reason  e.g. NPC could have been a noble / last seen with your group and someone connected the dots, you don't have to say it was for killing the NPC. In like a Dark Brotherhood kind of way.


If murder hobo still lives you can send a stronger party to waylay them at another point in time OR the murder hobo could have been  injured in some way that makes it especially inconvenient to do simple actions.  For exampe: Murder hobo is infected with a virus that puts him to sleep for 1d4 rounds and is knocked prone on a failed cons roll every time they enter combat - have him spend a lot of time and money trying to find a cure only to find would be a cruel waste of time but entertaining for you and can expand the story in a way.

That's just an example about how I would punish the offending player without it being immediately obvious that you are punishing them. 


Yeah, don't talk to him about it.

#5603546 Today...

Posted by Boris5000 on 19 October 2018 - 10:53 AM

The only legal advice we should give is "Talk to a lawyer"

#5603359 Today...

Posted by Boris5000 on 15 October 2018 - 11:06 AM

I wrote a lengthy reply about going into gun politics and I cba typing it again so I will say the same points.

Personally I think there is no excuse to need to carry a gun. Especially the excuse of "I need to protect myself"/"I have valuables I don't want to lose". One excuse carries forward the idea that everyone is a murder hobo and the other can be prevented by only carrying items that you are okay with losing or getting insurance that covers petty theft.


Truthfully, a gun would not prevent an opportunistic pickpocket from swiping a phone/wallet/bag from a densely crowded place.

Likewise a gun won't help you if a gang of people get the jump on you. A gun is literally there to escalate situations that could be resolved otherwise.


When I have visited America it was deeply concerning that any person I would be talking to would be carrying a gun. 


Just my two cents as a gunless, english, man

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#5603320 Miss Hottie 2016 Final

Posted by Boris5000 on 12 October 2018 - 06:38 PM

10 years since Miss Hottie 2016 Tricofinal. I walk through the e mpty streets trying to think of something else but  I always end up sitting here, in front of my comp uter. I stare at the screen for hours and try to s ummon Saq. I watch other threads updating and ge tting new content but it is no good. I post on Today to resist the meta, but it's all meaningle ss. The end is near. Then I look on the post history and cry myself to sleep.

#5603318 Today...

Posted by Boris5000 on 12 October 2018 - 04:28 PM

I have a dishwasher but I just wash everything by hand. The only thing that bothers me about doing dishes is when my fingers get all pruney.

I'd always rather just do my roommates' dishes than let them stink up the whole apartment. It sucks letting someone be a lazy brat, but I'm not gonna live in filth

Bung everything in the dishwasher including his knives to make them blunt.

#5603255 Today...

Posted by Boris5000 on 09 October 2018 - 05:43 PM

My bad.

#5603164 Off-Topic Families

Posted by Boris5000 on 04 October 2018 - 07:28 PM

Did i miss something?

Shit posting till Miss Hottie rolls around

#5603131 Today...

Posted by Boris5000 on 03 October 2018 - 07:54 AM

That looks super slick Veiva

#5602598 Today...

Posted by Boris5000 on 30 August 2018 - 07:08 AM

Buy a new printer

#5602522 Today...

Posted by Boris5000 on 27 August 2018 - 01:31 PM

Honestly I have no clue where the 1 page resume rule came from. When we receive your application, there's probably 10 pages stapled to it anyway. By all means, filter out the fluff, but don't be afraid to submit a 2 or 3 page resume. In fact you probably should be able to fill a couple pages if you're looking for a mid level position

The one-page rule probably came from HR-managers that couldn't be bothered doing their jobs.


I guess in the age-of-convenience and to make baby boomer's jobs easier they would have preferred shorter CVs so they had had to do less work.

#5602521 Today...

Posted by Boris5000 on 27 August 2018 - 01:28 PM

"If you have a PhD and your resume is less than 3 pages, you look like an idiot"

- my psychology professor

Guess I am an idiot then. I can tell you that not many PhDs would be decorated enough to have anything more than 2 pages at best unless you literally write "I have excellent abilities in mark-up languages and can produce elegantly designed manuscripts and presentations" instead of "Proficiency in Markdown/LaTeX". This is including a presentations and publications section and other responibilities such as invited reviews and membership to societies.


Source: Am PhD student.


But if you seriously cannot consolidate your skills and expertise into a 1-2 pages even after a PhD you are seriously doing something wrong in my honest opinion. Anything more than that would be for things such as publications and presentations which you should only really select a few of them. If you are a decorated PhD holder, with 8-10 years of Post-Doctoral Research under your belt, then a long CV IS needed since you also have to detail down sponsors and who has funded your research alongside titles of such things.

#5601841 Yesterday?

Posted by Boris5000 on 30 June 2018 - 09:00 AM

I went on TIF but did not post in the today thread.