member, 1797 posts
 Captain Oblivious!
Sun 5 Jun 2022
at 06:09
Vents Without Replies
I just can't seem to win of late: if it's not one thing, it's another.    The latest?  My blu-ray player started making grinding noises, which is the first sign of the machine starting to fail.   And it's one more thing that I just can't afford to replace.   I'm already considering a debt consolidation, and I just don't want to go any further into the red.
 member, 117 posts
Sun 5 Jun 2022
at 19:44
Vents Without Replies
Its funny when people tell you that you have a reputation and others dont want to play with you, and thats why you arent being allowed in a game.

excuse me for not wanting to cyber people... excuse me for not putting up with bigotry and hate... excuse me for not letting others randomly neg my suggestions on something completely irrelevant to anyone else, something that I took the time to check out and vet before suggesting and the person negging me didnt even bother to look at [they literally said they didnt]... excuse me for standing up for myself...

and excuse me for trying to be creative.

I do have adhd, and sometimes I get neurotic and over complicated, its true... and anyone who tells you they dont want to get the most out of something or who says they dont want the best are just full of shit.
however, just because i get a little convoluted or just because I mess up my math sometimes doesnt mean im a cheater or that im trying to get one over the gm. Just because I use the mechanics available to me doesnt mean im making shit up.

To hell with your opinion of me, and me saying that doesnt make me a bad player.

I'm in games, I get along with people just fine when they dont knee jerk on me.

I'm here to have fun, yes I want to get along... yes I want to play with others, if I wanted to play by myself I could go plenty of other places but I am also here to have fun and not be bullied or sucked into some hedonistic crap.

To hell with your ideas of me and 'my reputation'.
 subscriber, 442 posts
Sun 5 Jun 2022
at 21:31
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
You know what I hate? When people can't seem to read and understand the words on the page. Especially 'literally'.

It makes me want to quote Jules from Pulp Fiction regarding the English language.

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 member, 119 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2022
at 09:07
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I'm sorry, did I break your concentration? I didn't mean to do that. Please, continue, you were saying something about best intentions. What's the matter? Oh, you were finished! Well, allow me to retort.

English, mango-fruit, do you speak it?


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 member, 120 posts
Mon 6 Jun 2022
at 10:25
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

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 member, 970 posts
 My hovercraft
 is full of eels
Mon 6 Jun 2022
at 14:59
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
When you ask a question on a Facebook group, in this instance some suggestions for weapon ideas for my autistic son who has trouble pulling his blows, and a whole bunch of ill-informed knuckle-draggers chuck stupid opinions at you. He shouldn't be on the field if he is dangerous to other players (he's 11yo BTW); Why don't you teach him to fight safely; Maybe he could play a wizard instead; maybe he could be a medic; maybe he could be an archer instead...

But you still have to trawl through all the tedious horse manure to actually get to the one or two responses that actually answered the damn question!!!

As a SEND parent I have to live with this crap every day, as if I'm going to go "you know, I never thought about it." I think about my kids' SEND every minute of every day. I wake up during the night thinking about it. I think about it on the school run, when I should be working, when I'm watching TV. ALL ... THE... TIME. As a SEND parent pretty much every decision is based on what is right for your kids, from little decisions like where to go out for dinner (or shall we stay home cos it's easier) to medium decisions like where to go on holiday (or shall we stay at home cos it's easier) to big decisions like where should we live or should I accept that job offer.

So back to Facebook... if someone posts for advice there are two options: 1) give honest, helpful advice that answers their query, 2) keep on scrolling baby!

Thank you for listening...

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 member, 162 posts
Tue 12 Jul 2022
at 18:37
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Okay, so I recently was in a game that stopped. It happens. I liked this game, though, and if I ran across the GM again, I would again say "thank you" to the GM for running it. It had a great premise and was well run.

There are however about four players that I wish I caught the actual player names of, though, because I never want to play in anything with them, again.

If a game is billed as a high-energy action-swashbuckler kind of thing, and opens on an action scene, it is:

1) NOT time to have our characters do that drill from the first day of school where we sit in a circle, give our names and one fact about us. Someone went to the trouble of setting up a high-energy opening. It is NOT an IC RP chatroom! The game started! Game on!

2) NOT appropriate to "tsk" people who made a combat-capable character for a high energy swashbuckling game, and had those characters respond to a combat situation with something besides "Sad."The game was described as something akin to Muppet Treasure Island with a D&D injury rate. We did not sign up for Grousing and Guilt-Trips.

3) NOT cool to then, in the OOC section, describe the players who got off their characters' fictional asses and did something with the game as "having main-character syndrome". I didn't realize that spending a day, real time,  making up characters with fantastical powers was supposed to end with them being shy and remorseful about USING the fantastical powers, or that we were all supposed to join your character's book-group in the back.

The game stopped because of "posting rate" issues, because those four (out of about eight) jackasses thought it was Introspection Time, and dragged the rest of us down, because the GM thought they were doing something wrong. They didn't.

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 member, 1811 posts
 Captain Oblivious!
Fri 15 Jul 2022
at 19:32
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Some days, you feel like you can't write a quality post to save your life.....
 member, 1013 posts
Sat 23 Jul 2022
at 14:16
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I'm still homeless. I have shelter, but not privacy. More recently, two days ago my roommate and the driver of our car went to renew her license, and was told her eyesight was unacceptable. Yesterday she got fired for not having a way to get to work. This was her secondary job (that she hated) but it tightens the vice of being homeless, as now it's going  to be very hard to afford a place with the housing crisis. I just feel horrid. If you feel the need to reply, observe that this thread doesn't allow it. If still really want to, you can rmail me. All I ask is that if you do, that you don't give me the "toughen up" speech. m↑uL that!

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 member, 93 posts
Tue 2 Aug 2022
at 14:29
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
There is no such word as "noone." It's "no one." Two words. No hyphen between the words. TWO WORDS. You're welcome.
 member, 42 posts
Tue 2 Aug 2022
at 14:34
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I'm so damn busy these days, and I still keep wanting to start my own game, but I know noone would want to play it anyway.
 member, 60 posts
Sun 14 Aug 2022
at 23:50
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I don't know if this is a new thing, or if it's an old thing that just suddenly started bothering me, but the combination "also too" feels like nails on a chalkboard to me.


"That meal was reasonably priced, and also too we enjoyed it immensely."

 member, 47 posts
Mon 15 Aug 2022
at 00:18
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread

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 member, 786 posts
Mon 15 Aug 2022
at 02:57
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 supporter, 485 posts
Mon 15 Aug 2022
at 07:05
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Sometimes the better you treat your co-workers the more they think you are weak and they try taking advantage of you... I'm afraid they will wake up with a surprise,sooner or later.
 member, 48 posts
 I like monkeys
Mon 15 Aug 2022
at 07:10
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I'm an unapologetic grammar nazi.

The number one mistake I see on a daily basis is the use of the word "loose" to mean lose. "I hope we don't loose the game." Or, "I feel like I'm loosing my mind." Drives me crazy.

Another is "equally as."

"She is equally as talented (as so-and-so)," seems to be the norm these days, and it's just... wrong. She may be "equally talented" or she may be "as talented" but she cannot be "equally as talented."
 supporter, 487 posts
Wed 31 Aug 2022
at 18:48
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
I'm tired of people discharging their responsibilities.
 supporter, 841 posts
 A Giant Shei draws near!
Wed 31 Aug 2022
at 19:25
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Coworkers (and others), please read what I wrote in the fruiting email before responding.

That is all.
 supporter, 489 posts
Thu 1 Sep 2022
at 21:21
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Some people expects one-sided team playing from everybody else, but doesn't even try reciprocating that.
Guess what?...
 member, 81 posts
Sat 3 Sep 2022
at 13:10
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
As much as I enjoy dealing with stuff online, when it comes to setting up a banking account for a newly created company, I much prefer doing it face to face in a branch. Guess what? The free accounts they offer online cannot be opened in a branch. Sure, we can open you a paid one if you want. No thanks, I'd rather go back home and settle this online - bothering a bank employee anyway, because your system refuses to accept my application throwing an unknown error.

Also, thank you very much for that free accountant services that come along with a business account. The random person on chat proved to be totally useless and I'm back to point 0, searching for the right accountant to do the job for me.

Get your own company, they said. It would be fun, they said. You'll earn more money, they said.

That is yet to be verified.
 member, 1019 posts
Fri 23 Sep 2022
at 18:31
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
How to start over? To leave a draining friendship, corrupted by finance; where I pay the bills and am responsible, and they mismanage the parts they have. I bought them a car, so they could get to work. I paid for two years of dental insurance, and they couldn't be bothered to renew it. When we had a fire, they spent 20k (that's 20 grand!) on frivolous things. Now they are spending better, but still incapable of allocating the right amount to the right things. They put words in my mouth that I explicitly said otherwise.

I am so far into the sunk cost fallacy!
 member, 1026 posts
Wed 19 Oct 2022
at 20:04
Re: The Nothing but Vents, Vents, and MORE VENTS Thread
Had to choose getting food instead of medicine, because the food pantry doesn't fulfill but one week out of the month. I'm down to my last pill. I'm going to have to take a out predatory loan, or pawn my Uncle's coins to buy medicine. Makes me feel small, but...I have to... It's that or sleep on the street.
 subscriber, 3466 posts
 Member before Oct 2005
 Creative Writing ROCKS!!
Fri 21 Oct 2022
at 13:31
Vents Without Replies
Black Marked, Others talking rubbish about something they have no idea about!  It appears that as a GM of Adult games, my games are being talked about elsewhere and that they are only about sexual adult situations.  NOT TRUE!  I have run freeform games for over 18 years on here, and they are about storylines not sex, sex, sex!  Yes, couples have the choice of fading to black or writing out a tasteful love scene, but that's not what the game's baseline or interlinking stories are about.  No I do not narrate, they are not sandbox nor scripted by Reactive Freeform!  I do not allow any talk or gossip about other GMs and players and their games.  Please don't run down and label a game because of what you THINK it is about.  Not just mine, but any others that choose to run Freeform games.  I even now use a d20 dice roll to settle individual fights and battles.  So does that make me a Systems game owner?  I doubt it, I am always looking for good writers and the Adult tag is for a bit more freedom of speech, fighting actions, and yes, love scenes.  But I am all about the stories, not the sex!  So those of you that have a harsh opinion of me and my games can just *Fluff* right off and pick on someone else!
 member, 1028 posts
Fri 28 Oct 2022
at 02:35
Vents Without Replies
Promises of help, and no help provided. Useless advice. Family and public aid were detriment, undee the guise of aid.

Three people on RPoL were very supportive. I can't name them, but one gave me some money, someone who just wanted to help, who didn't even game with me. One has been my dear friend for years, and had given me an eye to write to. One has been very good at distracting me from my plight, as they have more problems than I. Several more people very helpful, even though they weren't major help, they did their part to help rise my spirits.

I have to live in the car again. It's basically over. At this point beyond a bolt of lightning striking down those standing between me and prosperity; I'm going to be quickly decline into poverty. My friend will lose her job, I'll get sick from the elements and poor nutrition. I'm hoping to Gosinn's luck that some of these people in our way will either step up, or drop down.

Anyway, I'm leaving RPoL. Not because I want to. I'll have no internet, even at the library. I have no clean clothes, I have one day of meals, and that's that. I lose bathroom access, and...a bed.

If I make it back on my feet, I'll let those here know. If not, I'll miss this place.
 member, 1867 posts
 Captain Oblivious!
Thu 17 Nov 2022
at 21:39
Vents Without Replies
Ugh...I hate being bipolar.   There's stories I'd like to write (and other stuff I'd like to do) but my brain tells me: "Nope!  You're going to sit in your lazy-boy and stare at the tv today."