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  1. Comment on Show off your Factorio factory, and share tips/tricks/blueprints you find useful in ~games

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    Has anyone here played Dyson Sphere Project? I picked it up yesterday and it seemed similar.

    Has anyone here played Dyson Sphere Project? I picked it up yesterday and it seemed similar.

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  2. Comment on Alamo Drafthouse files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and announces sale to private equity firms Altamont Capital and Fortress Investment in ~finance

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    This morning I saw they posted a bit about how masks are still required at the theater despite the governor's proclamations. I assume this is because they're primarily based in the cities? What...

    This morning I saw they posted a bit about how masks are still required at the theater despite the governor's proclamations. I assume this is because they're primarily based in the cities? What are mask etiquettes like in Texas now?

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  3. Comment on WandaVision | Episode 7 Discussion Thread in ~tv

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    I don't think I would've missed anything if I hadn't seen the bit in the credits. Monica goes for the basement door but Pietro shows up too to show they're both still in the mix? That's barely a...

    I don't think I would've missed anything if I hadn't seen the bit in the credits. Monica goes for the basement door but Pietro shows up too to show they're both still in the mix? That's barely a spoiler, obviously they're both still nearby

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  4. Comment on How's your hair? in ~talk

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    Idk your head but there are many fantastic fat bald people, don't count yourself out!!!!

    Idk your head but there are many fantastic fat bald people, don't count yourself out!!!!

    5 votes
  5. How's your hair?

    Most of the men I know grew their hair long this year. I've got mine at its longest ever and I'm planning to let it keep going for another year. My conditioner use has quadrupled and I used a...

    Most of the men I know grew their hair long this year. I've got mine at its longest ever and I'm planning to let it keep going for another year. My conditioner use has quadrupled and I used a straightening iron for the first time the other day. Anyone else?

    22 votes
  6. Comment on Andrew Yang is running for Mayor of New York City in ~news

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    Ha, what is your question?

    Ha, what is your question?

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Today was Ken Jennings first episode as Jeopardy! guest host in ~tv

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    Just watched it, he's dece.

    Just watched it, he's dece.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on An honest question about gender, sexuality, and the LGBTQ+ community in ~lgbt

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    You're going to get some essays here but you're probably whatever you're planning to tell people you are. Be mindful of the difference between queer spaces (specific, tangible, dependent on queer...

    You're going to get some essays here but you're probably whatever you're planning to tell people you are.

    Be mindful of the difference between queer spaces (specific, tangible, dependent on queer plurality,) and the queer "community", an unnervingly large and disparate coalition of perspectives. The former can be invaded and ruined by people who are just looking to feel included. The latter is very flexible and you're probably doing fine on community standards.

    Edit: alt comment: you sound like you're this close to coming out! Forget about how you might come off and just be queer if you're sincere about these considerations. (Unsurely recounting one's own history of attractions/non-attractions is central to bi life!)

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  9. Comment on esoteric board game rules templating review, please in ~games.tabletop

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    I will be far too shy to attempt to publish a work of such description, surely. What are your games tho, this is your first post since before the pandemic and I wonder if you like me have had a...

    I will be far too shy to attempt to publish a work of such description, surely. What are your games tho, this is your first post since before the pandemic and I wonder if you like me have had a hard time getting good games to the table this year

    1 vote
  10. Comment on esoteric board game rules templating review, please in ~games.tabletop

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    I see the overloading you are describing. Figuring out how to play is meant to be a ladder, yes. I think I am aiming for deliberate stall points where the game gives contradictory or...

    I see the overloading you are describing. Figuring out how to play is meant to be a ladder, yes. I think I am aiming for deliberate stall points where the game gives contradictory or too-vaguely-scoped instructions that force players to house rule the game back into function -- infrastructure for how the group should progress in the face of ambiguity is a focus of much of the deck (and it is indeed meant to be an in person game, for analog negotiation.)

    Hmm...

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  11. esoteric board game rules templating review, please

    I'm working on a card game that would arrive to your home without a rulebook, but I'm having a comprehensibility problem. Below is some basic rules text for this game. If you had enough time to...

    I'm working on a card game that would arrive to your home without a rulebook, but I'm having a comprehensibility problem. Below is some basic rules text for this game. If you had enough time to decipher the below, do you believe you could understand its meaning? Are there any words which are too obscure?

    Join a game by selecting a central objective from among its currently apparent contests. Catch a turn from wherever to start playing then describe your plan aloud to the group. If anyone agrees that your plan is valid (legal?) then they can accept you into the game as their second. Anyone else who wants to join at this point may also join/rejoin as your teammate.

    Contests are tensions between two scales which can be described by consensus. For example, imagine I'm 1v1 with Ah while you are on a team with Bo and Ci against Du. Imagine Du sees that the tide is not in their favor, and decides to jump ship to the other game. They may do so at any time by admitting they want out of their losing position and describing which team in the other game they would like to swing over to join (My team or Ah's.). Bo, Ci, and you are left in the boat without an opponent. This may cause a crisis (see "Crisis Card").

    Farewell, I am off to prepare lunch for a child.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Dan Reeder - Clean Elvis (2003) in ~music

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    One of my favorites, I love this whole album. I was just listening to Born A Worm this morning.

    One of my favorites, I love this whole album. I was just listening to Born A Worm this morning.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on 'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek dies at eighty after pancreatic cancer diagnosis in ~tv

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    I've been watching the last few weeks of games since getting a new tv. He really liked the game and I'm sorry to see him go. They've been talking about tapping Ken Jennings to take over and I hope...

    I've been watching the last few weeks of games since getting a new tv. He really liked the game and I'm sorry to see him go. They've been talking about tapping Ken Jennings to take over and I hope he'll consider it seriously.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Joe Biden is the next President of the United States in ~news

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    Honking and cheering in the street!! Pots and pans and noisemakers!! Heads out of windows!!

    Honking and cheering in the street!! Pots and pans and noisemakers!! Heads out of windows!!

    10 votes
  15. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    The show was alright! I especially liked Eddie Marsan. Maybe the ending is underwhelming compared to the book's (Stephen Black is well acted but underdone) and of course the adaptation is very...

    The show was alright! I especially liked Eddie Marsan. Maybe the ending is underwhelming compared to the book's (Stephen Black is well acted but underdone) and of course the adaptation is very condensed, but I don't think you would be disappointed. I was charmed!

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  16. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Susanna Clarke's new novel, Piranesi. She wrote Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell then nothing else for fifteen years aside from a slim collection of short stories. I'm only a couple of chapters in...

    Susanna Clarke's new novel, Piranesi. She wrote Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell then nothing else for fifteen years aside from a slim collection of short stories. I'm only a couple of chapters in but it seems mysterious.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Did any Tilders vote for Trump? And if so, why? in ~talk

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    I don't think it makes sense to call this a non-confrontational setting. I mean you were nice but you've already answered the question you asked when you suggested that a Trump vote could be meant...

    I don't think it makes sense to call this a non-confrontational setting. I mean you were nice but you've already answered the question you asked when you suggested that a Trump vote could be meant to protect themselves, their loved ones, and the country. What else is there to the topic besides a call to "reveal and explain yourselves"?

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  18. Comment on 2020 US Presidential Election Day - Discussion Thread in ~talk

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    My very offline roommate just came to my doorway in a towel and said the absolutely sublime sentence "if anything happens at any point in the day, just scream and I will do the same"

    My very offline roommate just came to my doorway in a towel and said the absolutely sublime sentence "if anything happens at any point in the day, just scream and I will do the same"

    28 votes
  19. Comment on Did any Tilders vote for Trump? And if so, why? in ~talk

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    I share the sentiment but nonproductive is a pretty silly thread tag and so is the nicely contracted "witchunt"

    I share the sentiment but nonproductive is a pretty silly thread tag and so is the nicely contracted "witchunt"

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Did any Tilders vote for Trump? And if so, why? in ~talk

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    Eh, I can't keep up a roleplay for even one reply. I did not vote for Trump, in fact I am an enthusiastic constituent of AOC's and I share the sentiment of most of the comments in the thread that...

    Eh, I can't keep up a roleplay for even one reply. I did not vote for Trump, in fact I am an enthusiastic constituent of AOC's and I share the sentiment of most of the comments in the thread that the thread is probably not a good idea. I started to compose a response to you, then I thought I would just rephrase u/turtle's mother's complaints, but then I realized I don't have a point to make by doing so -- especially given that we do not yet know the outcome of the election. It is, I think, telling and concerning that we are still wondering "what are they even thinking?" and seemingly hoping that someone might just render their opinions up for evaluation.

    8 votes