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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:13 am 
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Happy birthday, Tevish! I hope you are having a particularly pleasant day.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:18 pm 
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Indeed! Happy birthday buddy.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:03 am 
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Thank you very much. It's been a good day at least, and even though I know I don't shoot the breeze around here as much as I maybe could, it's a pleasure having you all around.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:18 am 
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So, how's everyone doing?

I think this week I've been doing better than normal to be honest. I haven't been here because I've been tuning in to Awesome Games Done Quick, which I'm sure has been helping a lot for keeping my spirits up. I even tuned in when I could while at work, which isn't something I normally do but I'm slowly getting less serious about it all (partially just kind of "done with" work in general, partially recognizing that I'm not "being a bad boy" by not being focused on work 100% of the time). I've got another friend on Discord whom I was talking to about the marathon while it was on, too, so I've even been keeping in touch with people! As an aside, there were some amazing runs and showcases this event, like a Stepmania mod which melted my brain to watch.

Yesterday I also went to see the new Mamoru Hosada movie Belle with my friends, so that was cool. It didn't quite end up being the movie I expected, though it played out a lot like a "Beauty and the Beast, BUT ANIME!!" -- which isn't to say it was bad, but I feel like saying too much about it would be spoilers. I'm still kind of processing it to be honest.

Also, happy belated birthday, Tevish. Sorry I wasn't around on the day of to give you good cheer then.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:03 pm 
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Yeah, Belle was a lot messier script than I'd anticipated, but the sound design and visuals were top notch. Actually a little vain since there seemed to be a lot of shots that amounted to "look what we can do" rather than particularly serving the story or scene. But eh.
I went to see it with a friend and his wife I haven't seen in a few months. Their daughter was in surgery in Boston for a while, so it's been about three months since I've seen them.
Unfortunately my other friend cancelled since his brother was positive for COVID-19, but what'll you do, right?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2022 6:57 pm 
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Unfortunately my other friend cancelled since his brother was positive for COVID-19, but what'll you do, right?

Speaking of positive for Covid...

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:04 pm 
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Ooh that's hard to hear.
If it helps my life's been the pits lately.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:24 am 
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Barinellos wrote:
Unfortunately my other friend cancelled since his brother was positive for COVID-19, but what'll you do, right?

Speaking of positive for Covid...

:sick:

I'm curious how you're feeling
Hopefully it's extremely mild and you'll be over it in no time

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:10 am 
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TPmanW wrote:
Ooh that's hard to hear.
If it helps my life's been the pits lately.

Naw, I've never been a "misery loves company" kind of person. I'd rather take the lumps for all of us, if possible. Hopefully things turn around for you pretty soon here.

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I'm curious how you're feeling
Hopefully it's extremely mild and you'll be over it in no time

All things considered, I think it's gone fairly well. My symptoms were never all that severe, apart from the first couple of nights when I had a fever that peaked at around 100.4 (my normal hovers around 97.6, for context). I've had a sore throat and a mild cough the whole time, but for the most part, it's just been the cabin fever of being cooped up and not going to work, which is exceptionally weird for me. I'm pretty sure I took more days off for being sick this week than I have the entire rest of my employment here, because I didn't have a choice.

But my isolation ended yesterday, so I'm back at it today. So yeah, all things considered, it could have been much worse.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:29 pm 
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Speaking of positive for Covid...

:sick:

Oh no!!!

All my hugs and positive vibes for you, Raven.

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Barinellos wrote:
Yeah, Belle was a lot messier script than I'd anticipated, but the sound design and visuals were top notch. Actually a little vain since there seemed to be a lot of shots that amounted to "look what we can do" rather than particularly serving the story or scene. But eh.

I don't know how to judge a "messy script" but I was definitely surprised a lot by what it *didn't* touch on or address.

all the Belle talk in a spoiler to save space


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Well, my mom is back from her holiday stay with my brother and sister-in-law so I'm feeling a bit worse again. Also just not been quite as up without AGDQ to lift my spirits. One of my Switch controllers broke so now I'm going to have to get another new one. Instead I ended up finally getting Inscryption for the infinite mode that was added and have been kind of blazing through the challenges.

For those that don't know, Inscryption is by the same guy that made Pony Island and is a rogue-like card game. As with all games by the developer, the atmosphere is very heavy and creepy and filled with satanic references, and the game quickly spirals outward beyond the scope you are initially presented with, going very meta with its story. It's a very solid card game, though, and since it got popular enough the developer has been working on an infinite game mode that makes it a true rogue-like (rather than the rogue-lite it was in the base game). It's currently in beta but fully functional and should be released in full by next month.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2022 11:41 pm 
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I played Inscryption. It's pretty awesome.

Rant about things sucking

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CotW is a method for ranking cards in increasing order of printability.

*"To YMTC it up" means to design cards that have value mostly from a design perspective. i.e. you would put them in a case under glass in your living room and visitors could remark upon the wonderful design principles, with nobody ever worring if the cards are annoying/pointless/confusing in actual play

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2022 12:27 am 
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TPmanW wrote:
I played Inscryption. It's pretty awesome.

Rant about things sucking

Wow, that is a **** situation, TP. I'm really sorry that you had to go through that. Not that this will help or is even really advice, but your boss sounds to me, at least from that description, to be a classic non-confrontational sort. Feeling closer to you personally, she's more willing to "confront" you or deal with you than with others, particularly those who are more likely to bring that conflict. That's a terrible position for you to find yourself in, because it is by definition not fair. I'm really glad that your particular stressor is no longer directly involved, but I definitely get that the sourness lingers.

Like I said, I don't really have any good advice or anything, but I know you weren't asking for any. I'm glad you were able to get this out, and hopefully it won't eat away at you too badly going forward. Some people are just poor managers, I think.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2022 1:21 am 
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Thanks Raven. I was looking more for somebody to confide in than any real solution.
I can honestly say that the worst part about the pandemic for me was the effect it seemed to have on this co-worker. I suppose that's something I should have mentioned in the original post; this person work there for over a year without any serious problems. It's probably a big part of why first I, and then my boss let things escalate so far.
I think the root cause may have been social anxiety triggered by the pandemic. I'm not sure if that's how social anxiety works, but I've gone through a bunch of possibilities and its the only theory that holds up.

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CotW is a method for ranking cards in increasing order of printability.

*"To YMTC it up" means to design cards that have value mostly from a design perspective. i.e. you would put them in a case under glass in your living room and visitors could remark upon the wonderful design principles, with nobody ever worring if the cards are annoying/pointless/confusing in actual play

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2022 11:39 pm 
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hONESTLY, JUST TELLING SOMEBODY HAS ALREADY MADE ME FEEL A LOT BETTER ABOUT I.... oh I hate capslock. I'm already feeling a bit better is what I was saying.

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*"To YMTC it up" means to design cards that have value mostly from a design perspective. i.e. you would put them in a case under glass in your living room and visitors could remark upon the wonderful design principles, with nobody ever worring if the cards are annoying/pointless/confusing in actual play

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:49 am 
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hONESTLY, JUST TELLING SOMEBODY HAS ALREADY MADE ME FEEL A LOT BETTER ABOUT I.... oh I hate capslock. I'm already feeling a bit better is what I was saying.

GOOD!

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