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#1131208
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

darth_ender said:

Possessed said:

Frank your Majesty said:

Maybe her mother died and her father married an 18 year old, but then the father also died, so the stepmom married another 18 year old, and all of this within a year?

This just blew my mind. Surely it’s happened at to somebody at some point. Wonder what that was like.

Though not age-related, I thought this an interesting and strange case: I knew a husband and wife who shared the same set of parents. You see, after the younger couple hooked up, their divorced older parents met each other and fell in love and got married. I guess they never had to argue over whom to visit for Thanksgiving.

Both sets of parents met and married each other? Or is it like, he had a single mom; she had a single dad?

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#1131199
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Handman said:

TV’s Frink said:

Were you 30?

No, but it seems customary to get the approval of the parents in any relationship. I’m not defending him by any means, a 30 year old and an 18 year old is really weird, but I don’t get why asking the parents for approval is weird.

I asked my wife’s parents first for their consent before I proposed to her, but that was a marriage proposal and we were both in college. I didn’t ask them if I could date her, but she wasn’t a high school kid.

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#1130906
Topic
What are you reading?
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RayRogers said:

chyron8472 said:

RayRogers said:

chyron8472 said:

RayRogers said:

chyron8472 said:

Warbler said:

I want a physical Bible. I want my Bible in leather cover with gold gilding, not some impersonal text on a kindle.

The Bible does not work well on an eBook Reader. But on an app, like the YouVersion app Life.Curch made, it works very well indeed.

I like both. Not either, but both.

Which version?

New International Version or New Living Translation.
2011 NIV is fine. I’m not picky about it being the '84 NIV like some people might be.

New King James Version might be “poetic”, but I imagine that wasn’t the intent of the original authors of the scrolls/books (outside of Psalms and Song of Solomon, obviously).

RayRogers said:

chyron8472 said:

Warbler said:

I want a physical Bible. I want my Bible in leather cover with gold gilding, not some impersonal text on a kindle.

The Bible does not work well on an eBook Reader. But on an app, like the YouVersion app Life.Curch made, it works very well indeed.

I like both. Not either, but both.

The majority work as an improvised doorstop too.

That was not an invitation to troll, sir. Thank you.

Both Encyclopedias and Dictionaries also work as improvised doorstops.
Best Bibles to read maybe are the ones which have less left out and also the annotated versions.

chyron8472 said:

RayRogers said:

chyron8472 said:

Warbler said:

I want a physical Bible. I want my Bible in leather cover with gold gilding, not some impersonal text on a kindle.

The Bible does not work well on an eBook Reader. But on an app, like the YouVersion app Life.Curch made, it works very well indeed.

I like both. Not either, but both.

Which version?

New International Version or New Living Translation.
2011 NIV is fine. I’m not picky about it being the '84 NIV like some people might be.

New King James Version might be “poetic”, but I imagine that wasn’t the intent of the original authors of the scrolls/books (outside of Psalms and Song of Solomon, obviously).

RayRogers said:

chyron8472 said:

Warbler said:

I want a physical Bible. I want my Bible in leather cover with gold gilding, not some impersonal text on a kindle.

The Bible does not work well on an eBook Reader. But on an app, like the YouVersion app Life.Curch made, it works very well indeed.

I like both. Not either, but both.

The majority work as an improvised doorstop too.

That was not an invitation to troll, sir. Thank you.
It’s not trolling, it’s a fact. Same how a majority of Dictionaries and Encyclopedias could be used as improvised doorstops.
DuracellEnergizer said:

chyron8472 said:

RayRogers said:

chyron8472 said:

Warbler said:

I want a physical Bible. I want my Bible in leather cover with gold gilding, not some impersonal text on a kindle.

The Bible does not work well on an eBook Reader. But on an app, like the YouVersion app Life.Curch made, it works very well indeed.

I like both. Not either, but both.

The majority work as an improvised doorstop too.

That was not an invitation to troll, sir. Thank you.

Mr. Rogers will make it an invitation.

Welcome to my Neighborhood.

Ah. Well, I don’t really read annotated versions so that didn’t occur to me. That is to say, I do own a few, and my wife and I do have one of those enormous coffee-table-sized “family bibles” (albeit I’d be more inclined to put my Hyrule Historia on the coffee table instead), but I’m generally content with my thinline Bible.

I guess I would read from an annotated Bible if I had a quiet time, but I don’t ever seem to remember to do that.

For the few annotated versions of books I’ve read, specifically Star Wars Screenplays, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Shakespeare, some others, it’s great to see the comments about the specific analytic processes for the different drafts and comments.

I bought my wife an Anniversary Edition set of The History of The Lord of the Rings, as she and her family are big on high fantasy as well as LOTR purists. But she hasn’t read them because she says she’s more interested in the story and characters than reading frequently tangential notes on the process of creating them. I’d have to agree when I imagine the idea of reading a book of notes on the creation of Ender Wiggin or Harry Potter.

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#1130870
Topic
star wars battlefront 2 controversy thoughts
Time

joefavs said:

To be clear, I only logged on yesterday after the hero unlock prices had been reduced. I had no idea they originally cost 4x as much until now, but since they’ve ultimately been reduced I maintain that it isn’t a big deal.

I think a big problem people still have is the option to Pay to Win. You don’t have to put in the hours; you can just buy all the unlocks instead, which cheapens the gameplay experience for all concerned.

It is cheapened for the people who paid for content because they don’t appreciate it since they didn’t actually earn it; and it is cheapened for the people who are trying to earn it since they feel somewhat like they’re wasting their time with such a cop-out option available. It makes having such unlocks as a sort of trophy of one’s achievement into a joke.

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#1130858
Topic
star wars battlefront 2 controversy thoughts
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Tobar said:

If everyone had that mentality, we’d quickly see full priced games charging you 50 cents just to start a new game. A quarter for every respawn! 10 cents to reload! This kind of business model has NO BUSINESS outside of F2P titles.

It’s a market-driven business. If that happened, and no one played, it would quickly die. Or people would pay and it would survive.

The answer is always if you don’t like it, don’t pay and don’t play. Find another business model to support.

That sounds crass, but it is true. Don’t buy the game.

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#1130434
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

ray_afraid said:

My lady and I have been together longer than many marriages I know of.
Not sure what to do with that info, but it just occurred to me and… it’s kinda weird.

Fixed.

Also, how long? My wife and I have been married coming up on 13 years, and 13 years does not feel like that long.

There are many people whose marriages don’t last, but I’m not sure it says as much about us for keeping it together as it does about them for forgetting what those vows actually meant.

My wife and I have been through some serious excrement together over the years, much of it probably worthy of the Emotional Support thread, but I’ve had to tell her more than once in the middle of it all that the best day of my life was not the day our daughter was born, but the day I married her.

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#1130422
Topic
What are you reading?
Time

RayRogers said:

chyron8472 said:

RayRogers said:

chyron8472 said:

Warbler said:

I want a physical Bible. I want my Bible in leather cover with gold gilding, not some impersonal text on a kindle.

The Bible does not work well on an eBook Reader. But on an app, like the YouVersion app Life.Curch made, it works very well indeed.

I like both. Not either, but both.

Which version?

New International Version or New Living Translation.
2011 NIV is fine. I’m not picky about it being the '84 NIV like some people might be.

New King James Version might be “poetic”, but I imagine that wasn’t the intent of the original authors of the scrolls/books (outside of Psalms and Song of Solomon, obviously).

RayRogers said:

chyron8472 said:

Warbler said:

I want a physical Bible. I want my Bible in leather cover with gold gilding, not some impersonal text on a kindle.

The Bible does not work well on an eBook Reader. But on an app, like the YouVersion app Life.Curch made, it works very well indeed.

I like both. Not either, but both.

The majority work as an improvised doorstop too.

That was not an invitation to troll, sir. Thank you.

Both Encyclopedias and Dictionaries also work as improvised doorstops.
Best Bibles to read maybe are the ones which have less left out and also the annotated versions.

chyron8472 said:

RayRogers said:

chyron8472 said:

Warbler said:

I want a physical Bible. I want my Bible in leather cover with gold gilding, not some impersonal text on a kindle.

The Bible does not work well on an eBook Reader. But on an app, like the YouVersion app Life.Curch made, it works very well indeed.

I like both. Not either, but both.

Which version?

New International Version or New Living Translation.
2011 NIV is fine. I’m not picky about it being the '84 NIV like some people might be.

New King James Version might be “poetic”, but I imagine that wasn’t the intent of the original authors of the scrolls/books (outside of Psalms and Song of Solomon, obviously).

RayRogers said:

chyron8472 said:

Warbler said:

I want a physical Bible. I want my Bible in leather cover with gold gilding, not some impersonal text on a kindle.

The Bible does not work well on an eBook Reader. But on an app, like the YouVersion app Life.Curch made, it works very well indeed.

I like both. Not either, but both.

The majority work as an improvised doorstop too.

That was not an invitation to troll, sir. Thank you.
It’s not trolling, it’s a fact. Same how a majority of Dictionaries and Encyclopedias could be used as improvised doorstops.
DuracellEnergizer said:

chyron8472 said:

RayRogers said:

chyron8472 said:

Warbler said:

I want a physical Bible. I want my Bible in leather cover with gold gilding, not some impersonal text on a kindle.

The Bible does not work well on an eBook Reader. But on an app, like the YouVersion app Life.Curch made, it works very well indeed.

I like both. Not either, but both.

The majority work as an improvised doorstop too.

That was not an invitation to troll, sir. Thank you.

Mr. Rogers will make it an invitation.

Welcome to my Neighborhood.

Ah. Well, I don’t really read annotated versions so that didn’t occur to me. That is to say, I do own a few, and my wife and I do have one of those enormous coffee-table-sized “family bibles” (albeit I’d be more inclined to put my Hyrule Historia on the coffee table instead), but I’m generally content with my thinline Bible.

I guess I would read from an annotated Bible if I had a quiet time, but I don’t ever seem to remember to do that.

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#1129673
Topic
What are you reading?
Time

RayRogers said:

chyron8472 said:

Warbler said:

I want a physical Bible. I want my Bible in leather cover with gold gilding, not some impersonal text on a kindle.

The Bible does not work well on an eBook Reader. But on an app, like the YouVersion app Life.Curch made, it works very well indeed.

I like both. Not either, but both.

Which version?

New International Version or New Living Translation.
2011 NIV is fine. I’m not picky about it being the '84 NIV like some people might be.

New King James Version might be “poetic”, but I imagine that wasn’t the intent of the original authors of the scrolls/books (outside of Psalms and Song of Solomon, obviously).

RayRogers said:

chyron8472 said:

Warbler said:

I want a physical Bible. I want my Bible in leather cover with gold gilding, not some impersonal text on a kindle.

The Bible does not work well on an eBook Reader. But on an app, like the YouVersion app Life.Curch made, it works very well indeed.

I like both. Not either, but both.

The majority work as an improvised doorstop too.

That was not an invitation to troll, sir. Thank you.

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#1128533
Topic
Video Game Thread
Time

flametitan said:

chyron8472 said:
I have not. I’m still in Fall Year 1, and I’ve heard from various people online not to necessarily bother with it in Year 1 because I’d have a hard time making/acquiring things they “love” and/or giving it to them by their birthday. I think I’m gonna court Abigail. She has a Super NES in her room.

But for right now I’ve been focusing on making berry jelly. I read online that a good source of income in Year 1 is Blueberry Jelly in the Summer, and Cranberry Jelly in the Fall (and to buy seeds in Year 1 for Strawberry Jelly in Spring starting in Year 2).

All of my tools are upgraded to gold; and just last night I got to the bottom of the mine.

JEDIT: Apparently that was a joke? But I don’t seem to get it.

I courted Abigail as well. She’s not super difficult to court. Get a bunch of quartz (technically amethyst will be better received, but quartz has the funny dialogue) which isn’t difficult to extract from the mines. Pumpkin in the fall (as well as when her birthday is) and just talk to her regularly. I managed to wed her by the beginning of Winter year 1.

I’m on the last day of Spring, Year 2. Just had Abigail’s 4-heart Event, and had asked her to dance with me at the Flower Dance. I got a Crystalarium from the Community Center, and used it to generate plenty of amethysts (for her) before switching to Quartz (for myself).

I have 2 hearts with several villagers, but I find that I spend more time farming and mining than mucking about in town. Especially farming, until I finally upgraded my watering can to gold (and installed quality sprinklers during the Winter.) I’m getting closer to completing the Greenhouse, but my next hurdle is building a coop and a barn to get the artisan bundle finished.

At this point I’ve spent most of my time farming berries and using my seed maker to get Ancient Seeds (of which I have planted 5 or 6). Going into Summer Year 2, I wasn’t sure about starfruit vs. blueberries, since I most definitely don’t have the preserve jars or kegs necessary to support the 700+ blueberry plants I intend to grow, but while starfruit means a much quicker return on investment, blueberries means more Ancient Fruit seeds from the seed maker.

I have a 6x12 field of 9-square farming plots (with spaces for a sprinkler in the center). I have another smaller field next to it, which together would make for exactly 999 plots, but I think I need to give up some of that space to the barn, given that to the west of my greenhouse is where my oak tree field is (for resin for making kegs).

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#1128498
Topic
Video Game Thread
Time

For myself, I didn’t like that Ghirahim was a recurring boss fight; The Imprisoned looked like a Pokemon and with poppable toes; Tentalus looked like a Pokemon; Fi was flat and annoying as a character; and the Sky was a barren hubworld.

Outside of that, I liked the game quite a bit. Especially the story.

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#1128356
Topic
Video Game Thread
Time

ray_afraid said:

chyron8472 said:

ray_afraid said:

There’s reason to believe That we might be getting an HD remake of Skyward Sword for the Switch.
I’ll happily cash in if this is true.

A remake could absolutely do that.
In fact, it could do any of these things.

It could, but it wouldn’t, if Twilight Princess HD and Wind Waker HD are indicators for how Skyward Sword HD would have changes made to it.

Those two games had tweaks and changes to improve them slightly, but I feel Wind Waker and Twilight Princess were already inherently better than Skyward Sword to begin with. I do not believe Nintendo would fix Skyward Sword to the point that it could compete with the other two games.

Sure, it’s a good game; but it’s only a decent Zelda game gameplay-wise (albeit the story is really good).

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#1128277
Topic
Video Game Thread
Time

ray_afraid said:

There’s reason to believe That we might be getting an HD remake of Skyward Sword for the Switch.
I’ll happily cash in if this is true.

ehhhhh…

Skyward Sword has more flaws than just motion controls.

An HD remake wouldn’t fix Link’s sidequests in Skyloft so that he isn’t a jerk (eg. either choosing to set up a kid to get dumped publicly or else have him stalked by a ghost), nor populate the Sky with actually interesting places to visit besides the bar. As it stands, the Sky area is nothing more than a near-barren hub world with 4 exits.

And it likely wouldn’t make Fi not a Ric-Olie-robot.

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#1128266
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

CatBus said:

Warbler said:

CatBus said:

Since it’s too late to change the name on the ballot, Republicans may attempt some sort of “refuse to seat him/he resigns/appoint new Senator” gambit, which basically amounts to “you’re just voting for the Republican ticket, not this particular Republican. Trust us to sort out the details.”

mayhaps.

My mistake. This is the tactic they’re taking.

“Take the Bible. Zachariah and Elizabeth for instance. Zachariah was extremely old to marry Elizabeth and they became the parents of John the Baptist,” Ziegler said choosing his words carefully before invoking Christ. “Also take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus.”

Umm… nevermind that a) their culture is not our culture; and b) Joseph was not with Mary until after Jesus was born. So I don’t see how those could possibly correlate to this.

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