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I have an umbrella, but I never use it, even if it's absolutely tipping down. It's just a plain black one. I just find them more trouble at the end of the journey than benefit during it.

 

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A day in the life! Is there any one specific person you would want to be for a day? Someone famous, someone with a particular job you've always been interested in, a person who was somewhere when a particular thing happened?


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When I went to Epcot I got an umbrella as a souvenier from the Japanese pavilion. The handle looks like a sword's hilt, and it comes in this cool sling that you can wear across your back(Yes, I'm a weeb). What's REALLY cool is that when water falls on the normally black material, you can see all these different symbols for different houses of samurai.

But as luck would have it, something bad happened when my friend shipped it to me. One end of the cardbord box was smashed and looked like an accordian leaning to one side, and my poor umbrella's handle was bent. :( Thankfully my dad is a bit of a fix-it man, and was able to get it back to a usable state.

Sundau Question: Has a package ever been shipped to you in a damaged state? What'd it look like? Were your items damaged, or were the shipping gods kind and your stuff was unharmed?

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No one interested in admitting to wanting to be another person? I can't think of anyone either.

 

Sunday question- I think I've had a bent card in a game that was shipped to me once, but that's about it.

 

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Speaking of things arriving in the mail...

Single use Monocles! What’s the biggest single "wasteful" purchase you have made?


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So I guess it's just me that gets packages smashed every so often. :/

How can a Monocle be made 'single-use'?

I suppose my most wasteful purchase could be any of the numerous games that I've bought but still haven't gotten the chance to play...

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Nah, I've had a few packages destroyed, just didn't have a chance to get out here in time to answer. :-\ Usually what was being delivered is okay -- or good enough I'm not going to stress over it -- but I've had a couple items that were destroyed. 

My wasteful purchases are usually things I already had and forgot / didn't know we had.

Something I've also had happen is when Amazon sends me a notice that the  vendor I bought something from said it had been damaged during shipping (overlapping the two questions! :-) so they cancelled my order, and I'd have to re-order it. Which I do. And then the original order arrives. Followed by the second order... :-\ I just had this happen for the third time over the weekend, but this time I waited and didn't order again, so I won't get a second one. :-) 


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How can a Monocle be made 'single-use'?

I have no idea but Zach Weinersmith somehow managed it.

Wasteful purchases? I there was a board/miniatures game I was interested in where the company that made it was going out of business, I bought some £200 worth of stuff for it and I haven't touched it since I got it.

 

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Speaking of Monocles, Glasses! Do you wear them? Do you wear contact lenses? Have you has laser eye surgery to correct your eyesight?


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I wear glasses, and I don't plan on getting surgery any time soon.

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Glasses.   I wore contacts for a while but my eyes felt so dried out. I have no had laser eye surgery nor do I plan too.  


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I also wear glasses, occassionally. Never wanted to try contacts, I don't think I could put my finger in my eye every day.

 

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Speaking of bad senses, if you had to lose all but one of your senses, which would you save? Why that one?


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Probably eyesight - don't think I'd want to be unable to read. I suppose maybe smell would be second, so I could at least mostly enjoy food (I think about 80% of the flavour of food comes via smell, not taste). Then again, not being able to experience touch would make a lot of things very difficult (holding things, using a mouse and keyboard, etc). Hmm...I think what I'm saying is that the one I would least be worried ot lose would be hearing. But I'd still rather not lose that ;).


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I'd be fine if I lost touch, taste, or smell. Hearing and sight are important to me though. Sight above all I guess.

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Of all my senses, I think my sense of self is the one I would miss the most.

 

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High Five! Are you expressive with your hands? Do you give people a thumbs up? What's your favourite/most used hand gesture?


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I talk with my hands a lot. Super expressive. 

I gesture to emphasize, and for fun. 

One of my most used or favourite USB to add the “snap” to various actions. The snap and point for “you got this/hey there “.


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I typically flail my hands around when speaking to audiences as I get nervous but in smaller setting I am not very expressive with my hands. 


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I tend to wave my hands around/gesture a lot whilst talking. I often wave hello/goodbye to people as well, and clap when excited/something cool happens. But it's not usually very open and expansive, more kind of closer in to myself.


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I tend to use my hands as an alternative to speaking with words, either out of laziness or comedic effect. My favorite gesture is the facepalm.

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I'm not very expressive with my hands, usually. I've played a few RPGs where my characters were so I did it then, wiggling my fingers around as a wave and acting out my groups exploits via flinging my arms around, usually resulting in knocking over someone's drink (in game only). Outisde of that, the High Five is my most common hand gesture.

 

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For he's a jolly good fellow! Do you have a favourite celebratory song?


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We Are The Champions by Queen is what first comes to mind. 


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Good pick! That's what I would go with too.

 

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MP3s, vinyl, tapes, CDs, what medium did you grow up listening to? Can you tell any difference in sound quality as technology has progressed (or regressed if you prefer)?


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8-tracks, vinyl, and cassettes when I was growing up. 

I remember how excited we were when CDs came out while we were in college. We had seven of us in our apartment: one person bought a player, everyone bought their own CDs, and we took turns playing them. It was great! 

I think the quality has gotten better (depending on the situation), although I think listening to Alan Parson's Tales of Mystery and Imagination on a headset via cassette is just as good as CD...


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Cassettes, CDs, and then mp3s.  Honestly I can’t tell a difference in quality. 


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Same as Powerhound - had cassettes when I was a kid, then aged into CDs and now MP3s. Although add in ye-olde-fashioned records into that as well, as my parents have a fairly large collection between them and we had a hi-fi system thing with a record player so I got to listen to a bunch of those as a kid too.


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Vinyl were still around when I was growing up, but cassettes were the new medium and soon took over. So much time spent with a pencil trying to spool that magnetic tape back in, I do not miss that! I can remember when CDs where thought of as the thing "the rich kid" had, and magazines were printing articles like "10 things to do with your CDs when they are scratched. 1. A coaster.". Dark times.

I've never noticed a difference in quality over the mediums.

 

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Too much or too little? Would you rather have access to a thing but not enough to satisfy you or so much that it becomes boring to have it all the time?


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Probably limited access though I’d likely complain.   


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I suppose it depends what it is. I mean, if it's something like people to play games with, I'm already in the former category. If it was something like food, I'd rather have the latter ;).


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If it's something non-essential like episodes of a tv show or , then too little.

If I need it to live, then I'm pretty sure anyone would say they'd rather have too much.

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Agreed, I've seen plenty of media that I lose interest in and think I could pinpoint exactly the spot where it should have stopped...though I didn't know it at the time. Makes me look back at the things that were "cut short" more positively!

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I'd rather have too little than too much and become bored of it. Boredom is my enemy and must be quashed!

 

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Won! What is the best thing you have ever won? Was it a competition? Did it come with a prize? Or was it the prize itself?


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I've won 4 chili cookoffs, which I'm quite proud of... 

My three meat bbq chili is pretty damned spectacular. :D

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Writes RPGs and cooks chili? How are you so spectactular?

 

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As some of you might have seen there was a countdown hidden in the previous five questions, which was to lead to my 100th question... but then I realised I nothing planned for it, all that planning into getting the questions to hide the numbers and no pay off!

So I guess the best I've got for this 100 mark is "Are you going to back the Sentinel Comics RPG Kickstarter"?


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Yes.  Not sure how much ultimately.  


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Yep! Don't know if the group I play with will be interested in the system (and I have my own concerns with it :-), but I really like the system and want it to be successful! 


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It's already live and funded at this point, from what I'm aware of!

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Already backed for the PDF.  I had to shell out for a new car last week, after totalling our prior one during a snowstorm, so funds are a bit tight, to say the least.  That said, the insurance payout took care of the majority of the new wheels, so, if things look better when the pledge manager goes live, I'll likely pick up a hard copy and the History of SC book as well.

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I'm in for the Sentinel Collector pledge. If I budget right, that should work out fine. February is also my Birthday month, so this is my present to me, in a way.

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Already backed!  Been waiting for this for a while so very excited!

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Nope.

I had people all lined up to try it out when it was announced/hinted at but now X years later I'm just not interested any more... or more accurately I'm just disappointed that this was billed as a new system when it's not, it's the same system that Critical hits did for Marvel with a new bit integrated to it. It might be enough to make it a new system for some people but not for me.

 

And on that downer I'm "officially" stepping down as Question of the Day asker. 100 questions is a nice big number to end on (and modesty forbids me from mentioning that is more than double than other askers have asked) but I shall be back if I have a burning question to ask (or if I will get burned for not asking questions).


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Thanks for the contribution 


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Thank you for all the work on this, Matchstickman! It was greatly appreciated! :-) 

Anyone else interested in taking up the mantle, even if only for a little while? 


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Thanks, Matchstickman! Awesome job!


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Thanks, Matchstickman!

Uh, oh, today's question comes with hidden responsibilities... ;)

Rabit wrote:

Anyone else interested in taking up the mantle, even if only for a little while? 

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Trajector wrote:

Uh, oh, today's question comes with hidden responsibilities... ;)

Hey! You're giving away my secrets! ;-) 

(Nice -- I honestly hadn't thought of that! :-D )


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Thank you people, it was a pleasure.

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Anyone else interested in taking up the mantle, even if only for a little while? 

Looks to me like you do Rabit! Which would be pretty much on point with how I got the "job" too!


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