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Random Raves XLV: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by aimeeandbeatles, Feb 11, 2019.

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  1. haroon

    haroon Chieftain

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    weekly product like article, short story, poetry, trivia regarding the field of your interest: Philosophy, History, Horror, Art, Psychology, Math, or the relations between those variable.

    Intertextual Title or topic like:
    Philosophy of Horror
    The Mathematics of Horror
    Deconstructing the concept of Horror (why we fear certain things or condition, like being trap, narrow place, etc)
    a Unique and un-usual approach of horror story
    Byzantium of Horror (hahaha)
    etc

    Horror poem, or artwork also nice, asking the funder opinion about certain work that induced discussion will be interesting also.
     
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  2. Takhisis

    Takhisis is it fall yet

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    Signed prints of your works and the promise of recovering our investment if we bring in more investors, logically.

    Or previews to your upcoming works, access to Q&As, etc.
     
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  3. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    I checked out the link you used to have in your sig, and bookmarked it for when I can actually read (the surgeon told me today to book an appointment with an optometrist in another 3 weeks because I'm going to need reading glasses).

    So that page is now gone and I won't be able to read it?
     
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  4. cardgame

    cardgame Sensual Kitten

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    I don't have any direct experience with Patreon but early previews and/or Q&A sessions do seem to be pretty typical rewards.
     
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  5. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Hm, well it is the first time i am using a patreon page... I now added some things like the ones you suggested... :D
     
  6. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    The page isn't gone, i will pm it to you (it just has some of my articles) :)
     
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  7. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Hm, I sent one of my self-translated stories to Creepypasta. I did get a response a few hours later, and they want to host it.
     
  8. MaryKB

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    You know your finances are healthy when you forget that today is payday, lol!
     
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  9. haroon

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    playing ff 4 remake on my phone, how I love JRPG grinding on the world map, and that random encounter, it gives me a shivering feeling of nostalgia. Feel so good.
     
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  10. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    I can has pizza! :dance:

    Between the issue of part of my grocery order getting forgotten in the store's freezer and delivered a day late and my fight with Canada Post, I figured I deserved some pizza. After all, I had enough points for a free medium, 2-topping pizza, so why not?

    Then the restaurant's website refused to take my order and up came a message to call the store. I did, explained that the website wasn't working, and was told, "I can't do anything about the website, but I can take your order over the phone." So I told him I'm trying to redeem points for a free pizza (an online loyalty program item that can't be redeemed over the phone), and he thought about it and said, "I'll make your free pizza. I'm not supposed to, but I will anyway."

    So I got my free pizza (and ordered my favorite 4-topping one I mentioned before, as well). :D

    Now 2 episodes of my soap await while I munch on pepperoni/tomato pizza.
     
  11. Commodore

    Commodore Technology of Peace

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    I've succeeded in getting my wife into Warhammer 40k. Helping me with my miniatures has piqued her interest and now she wants to collect a Slaanesh Chaos Daemon army.
     
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  12. Valka D'Ur

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    A TELUS technician was here today, swapping out my old modem for a newer one. Along the way, he showed me some stuff that none of the other technicians had, in how to use various features of my TV and PVR.

    So now I can watch DVDs on the TV (which means if I don't come back for awhile some day, I'm binge-watching years' worth of Bonanza, The Borgias, or Classic Doctor Who).
     
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    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    I am always surprised - and a bit moved - that some people give me stuff for free. Just noting that if they ever also need something i might be able to help them and that we are friends.
     
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  14. Takhisis

    Takhisis is it fall yet

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    I always support nerdification, but have you thought about who'll keep the bed-occupying terrorist(s) at bay if your wife is busy?
    The only solution I see is to get your girl to play as they do in Darths and Droids. Where Jar-Jar is a genius.
     
  15. MaryKB

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    I love getting things for free! When I was a teller in Georgia, this one local restaurant/bar was a regular customer I'd see making their deposits, and the manager who usually came in would give me free drinks if he saw me come in. And the owner of an Edible Arrangements would bring me small bouquets, he knew how much I love fresh fruit. I've also had a few occasions where taxi drivers didn't charge me either, which is always such a lovely surprise!

    What were you given today @Kyriakos?
     
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  16. Kyriakos

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    I was given a negative answer when i offered to pay back a minor amount, and then got a second patron at Patreon when i specifically told them to not even think of becoming a patron.
     
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    RIP Murray Gell-Man at 89. He co-founded the Santa Fe Institute.
     
  18. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Entangled Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Breakfast this morning was delightful; sunny, warm and outside.

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    I was given an ambitious mission patch concept and I started it today. It's turned out better than I thought it would but I don't know how well the South Park-esque dog will go over with my coworkers. I'm surprised I got this much done in one day. I have to add a few details on the spacecraft but this is more or less the design.

    I'm not super happy with the brown border, I think I'm going to make it white instead of brown.
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  20. Valka D'Ur

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    Keep the border brown. It provides a good balance of dark, medium, and light colors, and anchors the dogs so they don't seem out of place.
     
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