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(Curtis/Alan) Jackson
Having one of those moments when I am thinking of adding someone to a network outside of FF but not sure if know that person well enough to do so. LinkedIn in this case, but also happens with FB too. As much as I share here, you think it'd be a no-brainer.
If you can be stringent on what you share (FB) as I have many on a restricted list for my normal cat type posts. Only those closest to me or understanding of me get to see the general things. - Janet
It's an odd thing with LinkedIn for me. While I tend to want to connect with people I know from FF to build my network, it seems kind of odd. Of course, if anyone from FF asks to connect I almost always do so. lol - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
*endorses CAJ for "judicious sharing"* - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
What is Your Disney Personality Type? | Oh My Disney -
What is Your Disney Personality Type? | Oh My Disney
"INFP (Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving) Belle Quick to see the best in people, you are good-natured and compassionate. You have a knack for finding the possibilities in your surroundings and are creative and idealistic. You’re a bit of a dreamer and can see outside of your proverbial provincial town." - Me from Bookmarklet
Victor Ganata
RT @phillymac: Nobody Lives Here. ==> 2.83 MILLION square miles of why overpopulation is a myth.
I would love to see something like that but with a minimum cell size of a mile or so. In other words, show me all the places in the US nobody lives within a mile of. - Brian Johns
Eric - Watch Me Now
The Only Thing We Needed Less Than Guy Fieri K-Cups Are These Oatmeal K-Cups -
The Only Thing We Needed Less Than Guy Fieri K-Cups Are These Oatmeal K-Cups
"General Mills just announced that they’ll be selling Nature Valley instant oatmeal packets designed for preparation using Keurig coffee makers. A packet of oatmeal, dried fruit, and nuts will accompany “flavor capsules” that you plug into the machine, letting hot water run through it and into your bowl of packet contents. Because microwaving oatmeal is sooo 20th century. This will surely attract a hip, new millennial market." - Eric - Watch Me Now from Bookmarklet
Meh. I hate oatmeal, but I have to admit that I'm rather used to using the Keurig for a lot of things that need hot water. It's actually really handy at times. Thing 1 uses it to make Ramen, since she's allowed to have a Keurig in her dorm room, but she's not allowed to have a microwave (or a regular coffee maker, for that matter). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Minus the flavor capsule, whatever the heck that is, and it might work for an emergency forgot-to-eat-breakfast at work. My department has a Keurig thingy. However, I doubt their "dried fruit" looks like the fruit in the picture. (Never mind. I just saw the actual package picture ) - Betsy
Can Thing 1 have a Hot Pot? - Betsy
Betsy - She might be allowed to have a Hot Pot, but, remember, space is limited in dorm rooms. :) She already uses the Keurig for coffee, so it doesn't take up any additional space to use it for Ramen, etc. We might be able to get her a microwave for her room next year (the only microwaves you're allowed to have are the official "micro-fridges" you can rent through the school - her roommate this year already had a fridge, so there was no reason for us to rent the micro-fridge combo unit this year). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
This is one of those inventions that makes me goes "Why didn't I think of that?!" - Shevonne
Of all the positive responses, I guess it could be a thing! - Eric - Watch Me Now
Ach! Somebody tell Colleen (Warmaiden) that I accidentally touched "unsubscribe" on her FF name while trying to access a certain related group. She has a private feed so I can't just resubscribe. Dang tablet touchscreens anyhow!
I gave her a heads-up if you want to send a new sub request. - LB: Ratchet Bear
Yep, just send a sub request :) - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤ from iPhone
I've done that plenty of times on my phone! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Shannon - GlassMistress
FB chat message "Hello pretty, I am Prince Alberto from Australia i am marine engineer i saw your profile now and decided to leave you a message,i have a friendly feelings which show sincerity,would love to know more about you,wait to hear from you soon thanks." RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT
You better jump on that! - Yvonne from FFHound!
He wants to buy some of your artwork. No? - Joe - Systems Analyst
Definitely follow up. You could end up joining the Australian royal family! - Steel Penguin Slippy
I'd check with Melly. She might be able to vouch for the guy ;-) - Heleninstitches
Is Prince Alberto in a can? - Steven Perez from Android
Yeah ... I'll get right on that. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Australian royalty can't be beat - Steve C
And his Australian English is impeccable! - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Totally legit, this. - Uli
friendly feelings! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Andrew C (✔)
How Burrowing Owls Lead To Vomiting Anarchists (Or SF's Housing Crisis Explained) | TechCrunch -
Long piece, but a good read. - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Victor Ganata
RT @jaythenerdkid: respectability politics have never led to progress, but they have always hindered it. we gain nothing by laying down and being walked over.
That's for damn sure. - Anika
Sorry people, I'm trying to change my profile pic back to something less intense, but FriendFeed is denying me access! I can view my entire profile, but FF asks me to login under a DIFFERENT account to make the change. Not sure how that is going to work out! Oh well... I tried.
Nevermind. It finally worked after 2 re-logins and 10 upload retries. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Victor Ganata
Damn, the price of limes has jumped up. $3.99/lbs.?
That's Whole Food prices! They're 5 (or 10) for $1 at my local stores. - Anika
Yep. My local bodega has em for $1 each. *sniff* - Derrick
Eric - Watch Me Now
Hey @turbotax, I DO NOT HAVE A FARM! Stop asking!!!!
I'm tempted to check yes but I'm afraid our audit risk would then be labeled as "off the chart!" - Elena
Do you have any investment property with unclaimed taxes in a foreign holding? - Joe - Systems Analyst
Did you receive any income from the Permanent Fund Dividend Program in Alaska? - Joe - Systems Analyst
Are you a whaling ship captain? If so, you can deduct up to $10,000 in ship repairs? - Joe - Systems Analyst
Yeah, wtf? Like FOUR times with that question. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
^^ This! And when I reviewed it asked me again! - Elena
Do you play FarmVille? - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
My favorite question is always about the Ottoman Turkish Empire settlement payments. - Brian Johns
Andrew C (✔)
RT @AdamSerwer: What General Mills is doing is absolutely BANANAS and the Roberts Court will sanction it without a second thought
Basically, even online interactions with General Mills involve giving up the right to sue them, is what they're trying to do. - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
RT @TeaPartyCat: Eric Cantor: "After five years Obama still has not learned how to effectively work with Congress. We were right to block him at every turn.”
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I need to take straighter photographs, man. Or get better at straightening them out in Lightroom. #devilinthedetails
No way, crooked, blurry photos are the new thing. - Steven Perez from Android
Teach doesn't like it unless it fits the overall composition. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
He's more a Law of Thirds guy but I'm more a Golden Ratio or pure symmetry girl. Trying out the his way though. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I like your way. :) - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Rule of Thirds is probably the easiest to estimate, but the other styles might suit particular subjects better. - John (bird whisperer)
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Can I get one of those little tubes with the bubble inside that lets you know you're straight for my camera?
I can tape a mini-level to your camera. - Steven Perez from Android
I'm sure there's an accessory for that. Or you could get a small level and align it with whatever edge of the camera is the straightest (if the camera is on a tripod). I use a gridline display and try to align one of the gridlines with a straight line in the photo. - John (bird whisperer)
You could get a camera app with self-levelling crosshairs, and use it to train your eye, so to speak. Actually, you can probably get a small spirit level with some kind of audio signal to let you know it's sitting true, or an app on your android/idevice to do the same. - Steel Penguin Slippy
Yep there are lots of hot shoe devices just look up spirit level for camera or camera level on amazon. - Steve C
Steve, yup, that's exactly what I found on Amazon! Some of those are pretty cool actually. :) My tripod has levels built-in but I don't walk around/use it frequently. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
My Android phone has a level app. - Betsy
Yup, I've used the iPhone one. Works well. - Ken Morley
Um. Why not use the grid in camera? - Lnorigb from FFHound!
Because it's clearly not enough for me. Get it? Clearly? Because I use contacts to see as I'm nearsighted and light-sensitive. Contacts don't help with light sensitivity though. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
LB: Ratchet Bear
Re-posting for FFeeps: any recommendations for fun things to do in Winnipeg?
From AJ's posts, it seems to snow there until like, July, so you can have snow fun. - Anika
Ooh, just DMed him. :) - LB: Ratchet Bear
We took a little boat tour of the Red River at The Forks last summer - it was great. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Thanks, Micah! - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
Trick for cutting cherry tomatoes
Never would've thought of that. Of course, with my luck, I'd just push them all out. - Anika
Yeah I don't know if any of my knives are sharp enough to slice em all - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Interesting. I never thought of that. - John (bird whisperer)
Ditto john, although i'm rarely cutting that many tomatoes - Steve C
Weirdly, I'm too lazy to ever try this. I still just cut my bitty tomatoes one at a time. :) I also don't think I've ever cut more than a dozen cherry tomatoes at any one time. - Hookuh Tinypants
I've made salads & casseroles that used hella lil tomatoes, & I have no knife skills so prep often pisses me off, lol. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
It'd be fun to show off when you're helping fix a family meal. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Hell yes. I'm all about party tricks. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
I don't think my knives have ever been sharp enough to do that. I keep forgetting to catch the knife sharpening guy at the farmer's market. - Betsy
Some hardware stored have a person that does sharpening. The ACE Chris's dad works at has an outside guy that comes in weekly to pick up and drop off. - Heather, 30k Camper
How to sharpen your knife with a cup: - Ken Morley
When I worked at the college bookstore, back when it was an independent store, they had a group of guys who came in every April to sharpen knives, and people knew this and would bring lots of them. - Betsy
Victor Ganata
I still like buying physical copies of things because I'm backwards like that, but I figure if media companies purposefully don't let you buy their product, people are much more likely to pirate it.
It's basically rent-seeking and even Adam Smith thought rent-seeking was evil and destructive to capitalist economies. - Victor Ganata
I'd be hard-pressed to consider entertainment as rent-seeking, at least not in the pure sense of the term (nor is it truly profit-seeking either). - Hookuh Tinypants
Hollywood and IP law in general is *all* about rent-seeking. It's difficult to see life of author + 70 years any other way. It seems clearly a perversion of what the copyright system is supposed to be about. - Victor Ganata
For a book, yes. For a TV production? Not sure it's the same thing. Regardless, if it were, how would that justify torrenting? Answer theft with theft? I'm not sure that equates. If it were a resource for survival, I could almost justify it. But to watch a show? C'mon. - Hookuh Tinypants
It's not theft. Theft is taking something from someone so they can't use it or derive any benefits from it anymore. Just because someone doesn't make as much profit as they'd like doesn't mean someone is stealing from them. I'm not a fan of equating tangible benefits with opportunity cost. And piracy—regardless of the morality—is an opportunity cost. - Victor Ganata
So piracy and torrenting is OK because people should be able to have what they want when they want regardless of the fact that they didn't pay for it, because they shouldn't have to pay for it. - Hookuh Tinypants
I never said it was OK. But it's reality. Even Hollywood recognizes it. - Victor Ganata
At the same time, how is torrenting different from going over to somebody's house and watching "Game of Thrones" without paying for it. Is it just the volume that makes one more immoral than the other? The means? - Victor Ganata
That people want on-demand entertainment, that the technology exists *right now* to deliver it and people are willing to pay for it, but that it's generally not available really does seem to be a resource misallocation problem caused by rent-seeking behavior. - Victor Ganata
(That's not my own idea, that was a talking point from a Hollywood insider discussing that illicit streaming service Popcorn Time.) - Victor Ganata
At least if someone's coming to my house to watch a show, they're bringing me beer or food to compensate me. :D Yeah, the money isn't going to HBO, but at least it's a recognition by someone that another person has paid $50/month out of their own pocket to have the service so they'd have the ability to watch a show. For me it's not about what HBO gets. It's about the social... more... - Hookuh Tinypants
Well, that's on them. If they can pay to stream an episode but they'd rather screw around with malware infested sites where it might take hours to download an episode, then they just don't value their time. I realize GoT doesn't fit in this category, but there are a lot of films/shows that aren't at all available for purchase and I can't really blame anyone for resorting to torrenting it instead of fighting to convince the studios to release it on DVD or Blu-Ray. - Victor Ganata
Now THAT I can actually understand, and I actually do consider that a different ball of wax - it's not available in print, people on eBay want to basically jack you out of far more than it's worth just to get it on VHS, and you find a nice clean copy on a torrent site. But unfortunately for the most part, the people I know who live by torrent and filesharing basically do it with all the new stuff. It's...disappointing. - Hookuh Tinypants
If I could just pay for HBO alone, that would be ideal. I bet HBO would even like it if they were able to sell subscriptions to HBO Go alone. They'd probably make a lot more money. But there's no way the cable companies are going to let that happen without a big, long, drawn-out fight. And when Time Warner-Comcast owns the lion's share of set-top boxes and Internet connections and they have exclusive rights to large areas of territory, the whole situation just reeks of rent-seeking. - Victor Ganata
Time Warner is a fucking nightmare. It must be nice to have that many politicians and regulators in your pocket. - Hookuh Tinypants
At some point, HBO will say to themselves, "If we just sell GOT directly for $2 an episode and cut out every middle man, we can make about $1 billion per episode." - Stephen Mack
And yet people will still find a reason to torrent. OMG I NEED THOSE TWO BUCKS FOR A LATTE, YO. :P - Hookuh Tinypants
Opportunity cost, I guess. I mean, if the time you spend finding a clean torrent that will download fast on a site that won't infect your machine with malware is worth less than $2 to you, you're probably having a rough time with life in general. - Victor Ganata
laura x
We're gonna party like it's 2005 and have blogs on our new website. Please help me think of a better name than Adult Blog.
Ooooh. ADULT blog. - SAM
You're going to have several? I would probably get clever and not say adult or teens or children explicitly. Is there something unique to your physical library/ies you could capitalize on? What is the focus of the blog? Reviews/events/services, or something narrower? I like SPL's names--Shelf Talk is their adult blog and Push to Talk is for teens. NYPL has some good names for their... more... - kaijsa
Sorry. Other people will probably be more helpful and think of actual names. - kaijsa
Yes, we're going to have an adult one, a teen one, and a children's one (as I said, it's like 2005!). I am only responsible for the adult one, which I very much do not want to call Adult Blog, for obvious reasons. - laura x
I would read something called Adult Blog if you were the author, laura. - Marie
Twenty-One Up; Read For Your Life - Pete
Could you be more specific about the focus? It will help with the clever. - Holly's favorite Anna
[No-one ever let me use the slogan "Lonely librarians waiting for your call" for our virtual reference service. :-( ] - Deborah Fitchett
Lonelylibrarianswaitingforyourcall would make a great tumblr. - Joe - Systems Analyst
The adulterated blog. You could have a click through agreement that asks if the reader is over 21 like a liquor website. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Is Coralville famous for anything? - maʀtha
Unadulterated - maʀtha
For mature audiences only. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Library L<3ve - maʀtha
Dial L for Library. - Joe - Systems Analyst
I Just Sit Around and Read Books All Day - maʀtha
Okay, I see you have fossilized coral, a dam, and a mall. Hrm. - maʀtha
It has no focus (can you tell how well we've planned? also have I mentioned we're also going live with a new ILS at the very same time as this new website?). So far I've written posts about the new catalog and cool things you can do with it, a nostalgic post about computer programming, and books with plot twists. - laura x
I'll bet that is how Coralville got its name. - Joe - Systems Analyst
We are mostly famous locally for being an endless strip mall. In fact, someone once wrote a book called The Strip just about our strip as an iconic American strip. Perhaps I should just call it The Strip. - laura x
Trying to figure out how to involve the word tease as part of that name. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Coralville Corral - maʀtha
I like that. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Literary Strip Mall. - kaijsa
There Used to Be Ocean Here - maʀtha
Am I helping yet? - maʀtha
The Strip: An Adult Blog - Holly's favorite Anna from Android
^^^LOL - lris
laurax, we use "adult blog" too, cuz yeah. It's in the "Adults" area of our website, cuz yeah. - Louise "Weezy" Alcorn
Mature Blog Would Read Again A++++++++++ - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
This might improve your Google Analytics stats - maʀtha
Mary Carmen
I am so disgusted with hypocrisy and laziness.
Word. - Tamara J. B.
Hey! Those are my two main features. - Steven Perez from Android
Me too. (Timed to be deliberately ambiguous) - Steel Penguin Slippy
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Oh, Flickr is finally showing who faved your pics via an on-click pop-up overlay box. Nice! Finally their redesign is fixed.
Victor Ganata
If I had $1,500 to spend on gratuitous tech, I'd probably just buy a decent gaming rig instead of Glass. Augmented reality can wait until version 2.0. I need to kill me some demons at 100 fps now.
I lasted about 20 minutes with Glass before I decided I'm just not the right kind of asshole for that product. $1500 can buy so much more useful stuff. Like a gaming rig. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
Or a spotting scope. :-D - John (bird whisperer)
I would buy a server. - Julian
You could buy a server cabinet for $1500. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Victor Ganata
Measles Cases Hit 14-Year High In California - KPBS
Umm, yay? We're number one? - Victor Ganata
The OC has more than 1/3 of the cases. - Victor Ganata
My kids middle school has mandated teachers + students who can't prove being vaccinated stay home until next month because of a measles case. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Seriously, a 1400% year-over-year increase is pretty impressive. - Victor Ganata
my county specifically in the oc. I go nowhere those little heathens and their parents are. - Lnorigb
Several of the school districts in my region are doing something similar to Micah's situation. They're also working to change district policies to disallow children without vaccination records from registering in the fall. I'm surprised that was ever allowed to begin with - when I was a kid, you HAD to have a vaccination record before they'd let you register. Shit, even OSU required I submit a vaccination record before I was allowed to register for my undergrad. - Hookuh Tinypants
I had a contractor friend give me a rough estimate of what it would cost today to take care of ALL of the major projects/renovations/replacements that I have on my list. I knew it would be totally unrealistic for my budget right now, but it was actually less than I expected. So i guess this is good news?
To replace the roof, soffits, fascia and gutters, ALL of the windows (except the bay window in the kitchen dining nook which was added after initial construction and actually DOES insulate somewhat) would run about $25K. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Adding an exterior stair off of the balcony deck to the back yard adds another $2600. And the last (and lowest priority) improvement would be to add maintenance free siding over the existing redwood, which is the stuff that gave me so much grief when I did last summer's painting project. That would bring the total to $36K. So, hey ol' FF buddies... ol' pals... I'll send you some naked pics for a $5K contribution! For $10K I'll send pics of someone else! For $20K I promise not to send any! ;-P - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Seriously, I was expecting the roof alone to cost $20K. I figured the windows would cost $10K or so, but that was for just the biggest ones. He's figuring in the french doors to the balcony, and all of the smaller windows in the lower level and the bathrooms. So that's a relief, in an odd way. Maybe if I can do it in stages over 10 years or so, it might be manageable. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
I remember hearing a financial advisor on WPR telling a prospective home buyer that he should expect to spend about 10% of the purchase price annually for maintenance and needed improvements. My jaw dropped, but now that doesn't seem so extreme. I guess I/we were fortunate in our previous homes, because we never came close to that ratio. On the otherhand, I could do a lot more of the regular maintenance myself, as well as some "special" projects. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
And just to be clear, I'm kidding (KIDDING!) about donations... too many people with real and urgent needs out there. (I would sell the naked pics, however.) - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
We put a lot of money (for us) into the house when we bought it. We couldn't afford to get the yard, kitchen, or master bath done. It'll be a while. :-/ - Yvonne from FFHound!
The windows will give you immediate return on heat/air conditioning. - Janet from FFHound!
Definitely, especially in another winter like we just had! (And are still having...) That would be my highest priority except that the roof will soon reach a point where I'll either have to go with stop gap repairs year after year, or get the whole thing done right and not have to deal with it anymore. (And probably not the next one or two owners after me.) But still, shelling out $300... more... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Seems exceptionally reasonable what type of roofing will it be and is it a re-shingle or complete tear down to frame? We're in the same boat I do most work but am now paying for major landscaping work. - Steve C
Oh, and a wood stove in the lower level. Which will will really help keep the bedroom areas of the house warmer at night. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
I know, it does seem reasonable, Steve. The roof is warranted for 30 years, and the shingles will be the "architectural style." He'll do a complete tear down and lay down the ice water barrier around the perimeter and the "valleys"... I was considering a metal roof, which carries a 50 year warranty, but I won't be around for most of that and I'm not sure the eventual buyer would view it... more... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Wow in that case that is a great deal! Roof alone down to tear down and replace is at least $15K - Steve C
The guy who is providing the estimate is trying to do a lot of projects this spring, summer and fall so that he can finish purchasing a piece of property up nort' and build himself a small cabin to serve as his abode in retirement. As such he's willing to offer better than normal pricing so he can get the amount of work he wants. He knows his stuff, but I do have to watch him a bit on... more... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Commenting on that "10% for maintenance..." Wow. If that was true around here, we'd move into a rental, since that would be considerably more than our total annual spending on *everything.* That is, house maintenance, food, utilities, clothing, entertainment...everything. - Walt Crawford
I'm glad I'm not the only one who balked at that number, Walt. In the three houses that I've previously owned, I'd say we spent 10% - 15% of the mortgage *payment* each month (on average). Many months it was much less, but then an occasional big item would need repair or replacement. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Victor Ganata
So Bundy and his anti-government allies were basically going to use women and children as human shields. Bravo.
That guy is straight up crazy. ""It was a tactical plot that I was trying to get them to use," Mack said in comments flagged by The Raw Story. "If they're going to start killing people, I'm sorry, but to show the world how ruthless these people are, women needed to be the first ones shot." "I'm sorry, that sounds horrible," he continued. "I would have put my own wife or daughters there,... more... - Andrew C (✔)
IIRC, in cowboy movies it's always the cowards and bad guys who use women and children as shields. Nice of him to label himself clearly to the world so we don't have to guess. - Betsy
Victor Ganata
FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States - The Onion
Why bother doing anything when nativist anti-government militants and white supremacists will do it for them? - Victor Ganata
Oklahoma bans minimum wage increase.
Oklahoma bans minimum wage increase.
Oklahoma: perfecting their Texas-sized Jan Brady Syndrome since 1907. - Steven Perez from Android
F'ing Republicans. - Friar Will
Andrew C (✔)
RT @teapartycat: Mitt Romney: "I'm actually looking forward to filing my taxes this year. The IRS owes me a big refund after I amended my 2010-12 returns."
Victor Ganata
Captain America Doesn’t Need To Be A Jerk To Be Interesting - The Young Folks
Not everybody needs to be a rogue. Paladins can be interesting, too. Especially when everyone else they're interacting with is a rogue. - Victor Ganata
my husband vigorously agrees with this statement and now he''s riffing about paladins. - Jenica
And when he's stuck in a crapsack world with all its rampant moral ambiguity constantly gnawing at his conscience. - Victor Ganata
And on top of all of that is survivor's guilt. - Victor Ganata
Paladins rock :) - Victor Ganata
^ Biased. :P - Hookuh Tinypants
The first two toons I ever rolled in WoW were a paladin and a warlock. I guess I'm pretty internally conflicted :D But I like to imagine that they're actually coming from the exact same sense of moral certitude, except the former is constrained by an ethical code while the latter is all about "by any means necessary." - Victor Ganata
I've probably thought about this too much. I'm not even an RPer! I imagine the internal conflict of a paladin is the essential conflict between deontology and utilitarianism. Doing the right thing for the right reasons can still end up with really bad outcomes, but targeting good outcomes might require you do things that will violate your ethical code. So no matter what you do, your conscience is always gnawing at you. So either you turn into a crusading fundamentalist monster or you lose your faith. - Victor Ganata
Outside of the WoW universe, sure. Inside the WoW universe? Paladins were created to combat the evil demonic forces rallied by warlocks during the Second War. The warlocks lacked any sense of moral anything. :) Oh jesus I'm a goddamned lore nerd now. *facepalm* But traditionally I would say yes, warlocks and paladins both come from the same sense of moral certitude but go about their business under different M.O.'s. - Hookuh Tinypants
It's all about staying in that conflicted space. - Victor Ganata
I just realized Hunters are just a bunch of floppers (feign death). - Rodfather
So what's this about Captain America being a rogue? - Stephen Mack
I love Cap for exactly the fact that he isn't a jerk and holds on to his morality despite what is thrown at him. I think the movies have gotten his character pitch-perfect. - Jed
You know, I was never really clear about the origin of Alliance (or former Alliance) 'locks. I've always imagined the human/gnome/belf/helf 'locks to be former Kirin Tor mages who took things *way* too far. (While I've always imagined dwarven locks to be either Dark Iron or Dark Iron-trained.) - Victor Ganata
I'm not that versed in the Marvel Multiverse, but apparently Ultimate Cap is a prick. - Victor Ganata
Vic - that's correct. Short story of it: Alliance locks originated with the humans - they were trained to be mages by the high elfs, but over time the humans corruped the class by delving into dark and darker magics. That's where the Order of Tirisfal and the Guardians of Tirisfal came from - they were created to protect the world against the dark demonic magic. However, many mages... more... - Hookuh Tinypants
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