Author Topic: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life  (Read 29185 times)

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #440 on: August 15, 2019, 02:52:24 AM »
hugs for nyte  :hug

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #441 on: August 15, 2019, 04:49:57 PM »
What'd I miss?
A mildly not entertaining spammer, alas no catgirls.



2 driving stories.


I'm driving.
I may as well have been thinking of bhu's catgirls.
2 trucks are doing a rolling roadblock.
Truck B has his cruise control set +0.1 mph on Truck A
but Truck A is newer and has aero-skirts, so he holds his speed
up hills better.  This goes on for 10 miles.
Honestly I don't care, but traffic piles up behind me.
Some of that traffic is stupid, intentionally and dangerously.
I pull my left side of the lane sight blocking maneuver, with
slight speed variations, to get idiot off of texting on my bumper.
Truck B finally clears Truck A, but doesn't signal or pull in.
I clear Truck A a little tight for normal highway speeds.
I signal, punch it to get the cvt hybrid hampster wheel up
and finish the lane change, turning off the signal ...
While Truck B proceeds to signal and come over right on top of me.
< mirrors? I didn't know this truck had mirrors? >
I go in to Race mode.  I stab the brake hard with a slight hold
to scrub enough speed off to lose about 10' relative.
Truck A pulls his Jake Brake.  Idiot on my bumper nails his anti-locks.

I'm alive.  I check mirrors.
I signal back into the other lane, notice Truck A is off the jake,
and idiot is no longer texting.  Gather.
I move right within the lane, to right on the dashed white line.
With the new windshield wipers it's the hole just to the left of center.
Truck A notices the precision and decides to watch.
I buzz Truck B it's entire length with my right hand mirror within his operating space.
Eyes pinned to his left front wheel in case of attempted retaliation.
When I v e r y s l  o w l y clear Truck B, I signal into the lane and get off the highway.
The trucks continued to behave like they should have been, and the traffic jam cleared.


**


I'm driving.
Widow has a convertible that she fowls the plugs in, from lack of high temp driving.
Her mechanic told her someone needs to heat the car up.  She picks me.
Good pick.
I drive out to the boonies with the top down, and return. 
No drama.

In the corner of my eye where my glasses don't cover, I see movement.
I nail the anti-locks, smoking and multi chirps of the tires.
An enormous male black bear is loping at full speed, angled to the road.
It has a pick of 3 spaces in a hedge on the other side.
First pick he nails the front of the car, the car getting the worst of it.
Second pick he nails the windshield.
Third pick he goes right through the middle of the open convertible with me right there.
Luckily I had supernailed the brakes, and Luckily he sails by right in front of me.
I may have snagged some fur.
I didn't come to a complete stop to keep some speed just in case.

I start laughing.
I almost died by a bear.
That would have been awesome (except for the dead part).
I'm glad the bear is OK.

The widow is none the wiser.
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #442 on: August 15, 2019, 05:39:59 PM »

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #443 on: August 15, 2019, 06:18:29 PM »
What'd I miss?
Me? You need to work on your aim,also would you like to be a beta reader for me?

for a game?

What game has a beta reader? it's for my book silly kitty...

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #444 on: August 16, 2019, 03:07:04 PM »
What'd I miss?
Me? You need to work on your aim,also would you like to be a beta reader for me?

for a game?

What game has a beta reader? it's for my book silly kitty...

A text-based one?
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #445 on: August 16, 2019, 03:55:57 PM »
This board-based freeform game I was playing for the past... 6 years or so is coming to a close, more because of people leaving than anything else. I kinda ended up in charge of the whole thing, and I'm not going to be able to give it the ending it deserves.

I feel like I failed, somehow.
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #446 on: August 19, 2019, 07:59:50 PM »
What'd I miss?
Me? You need to work on your aim,also would you like to be a beta reader for me?

for a game?

What game has a beta reader? it's for my book silly kitty...

Whatcha writin'?

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #447 on: August 19, 2019, 08:19:18 PM »
What'd I miss?
Me? You need to work on your aim,also would you like to be a beta reader for me?

for a game?

What game has a beta reader? it's for my book silly kitty...

Whatcha writin'?

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jFarVWXu9UNBo7e4PbWBg7F9I5OSj5ZLCpfwMeZhe_g/edit?usp=sharing You  can leave comments as you read, it's not the full story,since i'm working on the next chapter and haven't added it to the main body.

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #448 on: Today at 02:25:55 PM »
Update on SO: They reappeared, they are apparently too unstable for whoever they were staying with and are about to be homeless. I have been informed by my family that I can't bring them back here. They are jobless and need almost-total isolation to function at all right now. They need psychiatric care, but they are vehemently opposed to it because "the rest of the world is the problem, they just have a low tolerance for how shitty things are", which is technically true (BPD and IED give them a hair-trigger), but still makes them the weak link.
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #449 on: Today at 02:41:01 PM »
Cut bait, Do not reinvolve yourself with them on any scale.
The goal of power is power. - 1984
We are not descended from fearful men. - Murrow
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #450 on: Today at 02:51:27 PM »
As someone with multiple exes with a wide range of mental and emotional issues, you can't help them if they aren't willing to do the work to get better.

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #451 on: Today at 03:24:07 PM »
As someone with multiple exes with a wide range of mental and emotional issues, you can't help them if they aren't willing to do the work to get better.

As someone who has had those exes and BEEN that ex, I'm in agreement with you, but also recognize that unstable living conditions make it extremely hard to get any kind of help. Fact of the matter is that I have no resources to give, so it's just needless worry.
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