facemaker329
 member, 7357 posts
 Gaming for over 40
 years, and counting!
Sat 21 Aug 2021
at 05:21
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Let's hear it for doing stuff that scares you, a little bit...

My second job is at a movie theater, where, among other things, I manage one night a week and a couple of weekend shifts each month.  Tonight is one of those weekend shifts...

Last night, our ticketing computer died.  So did the smaller kiosk-console that we tried moving from one of the concessions counters to replace it.  Replacements are coming in tomorrow...but tonight, we had to make due with one Point-of-Sale console between the ticket counter and both concessions counters.  It's also opening night (here) for a couple of movies that should be pretty big draws for us...so it was bound to be busy.

Well, hey...the late shows are all a couple of hours into playing (one of them is about to end), and we survived.  Nobody threw a major fit, nobody got in my face and complained about the inconvenience of how we ran things tonight...and we had what may be one of our busiest nights this year.  I'm brain-fried...but we did it!
ShadoPrism
 member, 1386 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Sat 21 Aug 2021
at 12:37
Re: More good stuff.
I have finally started to put my short stories out. Site called Royal Road, free to read site that also allows people to publish their own original works and fan fictions. I got 3 stories there now and have read several other really good works by others.
I encourage you all to check it out.
Yaztromo
 supporter, 448 posts
Sat 21 Aug 2021
at 14:56
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In reply to Zag24 (msg # 870):

You have very good reasons to be very proud of them! :)
Piestar
 member, 953 posts
 once upon a time...
 ...there was a little pie
Sat 21 Aug 2021
at 15:57
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In reply to ShadoPrism (msg # 872):

Congratulations! I came very close to selling a few  of my stories years ago, and I remember the high. I can't exactly say I've never gotten one accepted, one story was officially 'sold' I guess, but they pay on publication and went out of business before my would gotten printed. Sigh...

Still, better than nothing but rejections!

If I go to Royal Road, how will I know which ones are yours? Is ShadoPrism your name there too?
ShadoPrism
 member, 1387 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Sat 21 Aug 2021
at 16:40
Re: More good stuff.
In reply to Piestar (msg # 874):

My nick there is Shadow Prism. My Stories, from oldest to newest: Adventures in Wonder - A Wish of a Life Time, Alternate Worlds (This one I got 3 stories done), Beyond the Gates of Death and Time.
For some unknown reason, the first person to look at my last story gave me a 1 star rating, which is hurting getting others to even look at it.
They are all Isiaki type stories in the short or light novel kind of set up as I am not good at longer stories. Though I got around some of that with Beyond the Gates by making 3 seperate 'books'.
Alternate Worlds is set up so I can show case some of my alternate writings ideas. Something I do from time to time, take the same character and then alter the plot around them. I just finished putting out the first group of these.
I am putting them out 1 chapter a day. Mostly to draw it out and hope to pull in more readers.
Piestar
 member, 955 posts
 once upon a time...
 ...there was a little pie
Sat 21 Aug 2021
at 16:50
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In reply to ShadoPrism (msg # 875):

That makes sense. I only ever wrote short stories too, which made me stick out whenever I joined writers groups, everyone else was doing novels.

I'll go read them soon!
GreenTongue
 member, 1022 posts
 Game Archaeologist
Fri 15 Oct 2021
at 15:35
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It's nice to have the option to retire but not _have_ to.
V_V
 member, 983 posts
 Read my biography...
 Feel free to Rmail me :)
Sat 25 Dec 2021
at 14:23
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Merry Christmas! I for one (and I know I'm not the only one) love the holiday themes. i know some users dislike them, but they make me so happy. It's like I know they'll be coming up, but when I see them, it's still such a pleasant surprise. In fact it helps warn me on April 1st "Beware" ;) Thanks jase and mods for this place. Not posting anything else on here today, just reading, but I wanted to post this. :D
Gatecrasher
 member, 76 posts
Sun 26 Dec 2021
at 01:03
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Merry Christmas to all!
donsr
 member, 2460 posts
Sun 26 Dec 2021
at 01:34
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 whether one loves the themes or not?  they are  there for only one day..its not like your  on the  site 24 hours!

 i like it, because it adds to the flavor of the seasons.
Evil Empryss
 supporter, 1583 posts
 Insert witty and
 appropriate quote here
Sun 26 Dec 2021
at 01:36
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In reply to donsr (msg # 880):

"its not like your  on the  site 24 hours!"

Speak for yourself, honey.  ^_^
ShadoPrism
 member, 1394 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Sun 26 Dec 2021
at 02:09
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This is my home page, so yeah I am here ALLOT.
donsr
 member, 2461 posts
Sun 26 Dec 2021
at 04:45
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::chuckles:: well? i'm on alot..askmy players!..by not  near 24 hours!
ladysharlyne
 subscriber, 3258 posts
 Member before Oct 2005
 A Pox on Vanishing Player
Sun 26 Dec 2021
at 11:50
More good stuff.
Wishing ALL Members a Happy Holiday Season no matter what you believe!!

As for the theme colour Changs I too love them and look forward to them each time they are done!

May 2022 be a much better year for all of us!!!!

xxx
GreenTongue
 member, 1069 posts
 Game Archaeologist
Sun 26 Dec 2021
at 12:48
More good stuff.
Happy Holidays!
May all the gatherings stay healthy.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1395 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Sun 26 Dec 2021
at 16:08
More good stuff.
In reply to GreenTongue (msg # 885):

My best friend came over and fixed us spegetti with her own special version of a sauce, no tomatoes in it. Turkey, green and red pepper, onions, small amount of butter, all fried together, the juice out of the veggies made up the majority of the liquid in it. Was really good.
Had grands crescent rolls for the bread portion to.
NowhereMan
 member, 477 posts
Tue 26 Apr 2022
at 18:58
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Whelp, twelve years in the making, and it's finally happening. I'm opening my very own game and comic shop, adding Nowhere's Store to the venerable FLGS list. Still a few months from opening, as our space needs a lot of work before it's ready for customers, but we're past the point of no return, so it'll be happening one way or another.
NextLevelGames
 member, 13 posts
Tue 26 Apr 2022
at 19:13
More good stuff.
Got my stove replaced today! Whoooo! Only took about 3 and a half hours, no major set backs in the changeover between the two pieces of equipment.

Feels good man.
Yaztromo
 supporter, 471 posts
Tue 26 Apr 2022
at 19:33
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My sweet lady is doing better! :)
johnkennedy
 member, 3 posts
Tue 26 Apr 2022
at 20:10
More good stuff.
This concern my daughter and her encounters at school.

The first story, on her first day of grade 1, she was very eager to be there and quickly joined the other kids to play. I observed the teacher talking to another parent at the door. Her daughter was having separation anxiety issues and would not let go of her mother's leg. I called to my daughter and told her to introduce herself to the girl. My daughter happily went over and asked the girl to join her in playing. When the girl joined the other kids and began playing, the mother thanked me.

A couple of years later, I heard that another child was being taunted by other kids at recess for being socially awkward and apart. A group had gathered all around this kid and laughing at him and calling him names. MY daughter went to his defense, told the others that he was her friend and she would be willing to have him around. The other kids were stunned and silenced.

I was emailed this by a teacher who witnessed the whole scene. The greatest daughter learned and acted on what she had done earlier. Bless her.
1492
 member, 21 posts
 I like monkeys
Tue 26 Apr 2022
at 20:44
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In reply to johnkennedy (msg # 890):

Have to confess this made me tear up a little. Well done. To you and your daughter.
phoenix9lives
 member, 1094 posts
 A brain driving a bone
 mecha with flesh armor
Wed 27 Apr 2022
at 00:13
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In reply to johnkennedy (msg # 890):

Wow.  Awesome kid.
johnkennedy
 member, 4 posts
Wed 27 Apr 2022
at 01:59
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In reply to 1492 (msg # 891):

Thank-you. Some 40 years ago, almost 30 years before being married and divorced, I was majoring in astro-physics. I took many side course in Child Psychology and did some baby sitting as a side hobby/job. Children are very important in my life. Even though my kids are all grown and moved away, I think I'm living like a grand parent. All the happiness but no more responsibility.
johnkennedy
 member, 5 posts
Wed 27 Apr 2022
at 02:03
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In reply to phoenix9lives (msg # 892):

That kid is all grown up now. While I live in Hawaii, she lives in Rhode Island. Currently visiting her friend in London, she is further away than she has ever been from me. I miss her considerably, but still have long talks with her by phone.
phoenix9lives
 member, 1095 posts
 A brain driving a bone
 mecha with flesh armor
Wed 27 Apr 2022
at 02:51
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I can only hope mine are that awesome when they grow up....