If people are interested in Munchkin etc we can do that too, but I wanted to take advantage of the free time to play something longer if possible.
That said, I am currently trying to figure out why my spreadsheet and my AAdvantage account are in perfect agreement about the number of segments (individual flights) I've flown but 2000 Elite Qualifying Miles and 1000 Elite Qualifying Points (ie, exactly one round trip to somewhere within 500 miles of Dallas, connecting there) more recorded on the account than in my spreadsheet. It is a mystery. Which I hope is not a phantom, because I need 1000 of those EQMs at the end of the year.
It's actually an animated ad, but here's what I saw first:
I'd link directly to the ad (since showing people's ads without being paid for them seems pretty fair) but I can't find it again refreshing their page several times.
However, I figure I'd bring back a few old things:
Bobo, the Anarcho-Syndicalist Panda.
A Quiz, and my first Bujold fanfic
Macworld San Francisco 2006 predictions from someone else on Ars
Also lots of emo and ranting about being a student, and UT, and being in New Zealand. I also seemed to get a lot more comments back then. Anyway, thanks for being with me.
In other news, I spent most of the evening reading Darths & Droids, a webcomic made by taking still images from the Star Wars prequel movies and pretending that they're a generic roleplaying game. The argument is that lots of the events of the movie make more sense if they were done by players desperately trying to hit every plot nail with their hammer of min/maxed stats than if they were scripted by an actual writer. It's quite compelling.
Eighteen years later, after the panic of 1837, the New York Herald concluded that "The United States were never in such a perilous condition as they are at this moment."
In a burst of chivalrous compassion it said that that especially "We weep and mourn for the poor, blushing, weeping, defenseless, innocent, beauteous females who are involved in the general crash."
Every later panic brought similar expressions of despair and and almost equally alarming prose.
james_nicholl has posted a NESFA "Core Reading List" of 726 authors and 3742 works.
Which is listed with incredibly arcane notes that aren't defined at all on the page:
[k,Pf] n 1985 Hawksmoor
I'm trying to decide is this is the most newbie-hostile piece of web in fandom, or if I can fine something worse easily. Don't feel obligated to go looking, of course.
Your result for The Social Persona Test (What kind of man/woman are you?)...
The Frat Boy (NLAM)
Normal Liberal Alpha Male
( huge )
Let's get it out of the way: You can be a giant douche sometimes. Not that this is intentional. Despite some hedonistic tendancies, you are quite well meaning, and will try and help out peers you see as socially impaired. Just keep in mind that this help is not always needed, and that, believe it or not, there is more to life than having a good time.
When dating, stay away from Beta Females; I know you don't mean to break their hearts, but it will happen. Look for the types you don't normally go for, as they will make a better match in the long run.
You are more NORMAL than QUIRKY.
You are more LIBERAL than TRADITIONAL.
You are more DOMINANT than PASSIVE.
When picking a date, consider: The Rarity (QTAF), The Renaissance Faire Wench (QLAF), or The FemiNazi (NLAF).
Avoid: Any Beta Females
(Image from week.com)