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His reaction is "I said they could show you how to use them, obviously they left you to your own devices if you hurt yourself" before she admitted to doing something stupid the instant she got the chance.

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I think Axslayer33 is spot on.

I felt like that was a hyperbolic joke about the shop and/or things Sam normally gets up to, not an explicit go-ahead for power tools, hence his initial "I'll tell you hwat" reaction.

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17 points · 1 month ago

Sure, but I think it's unfair to the author to interpret his work in the least charitable way possible when there's a perfectly reasonable and, I would go as far as to say, equally valid explanation, then go out of your way to complain about it on a public forum.

I'm just busting your chops though I don't really care that much. I'm absolutely wasted at the moment and just want to start shit.

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I've never seen anyone do anything but complain about gear score, but surely the moment that raiding starts on Classic we're going to start using some numerical definition of the quality of an individuals player gear other than stats, right? I'm fully expecting to see "LFM Molten Core, link GS" just like it Wrath. I feel like a good argument can be made for the value Gear Score provides raid groups, but I also feel as though it cheapens the experience as a whole.

Is there anything we as a community can do to dissuade that sort of thing? Should we even be trying to stop it?

I also wonder if resistance requirements for certain raids will help dissuade the use of Gear Score.


Like the title says, if you were going to show a person who didn't play games ONE location in Skyrim to show how pretty this game can be, where would you show them?


Obsidian is my sure to activate the settings power to adjust the color scheme to your liking..I personally like Vivid one or natural

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I also did not know this! Thank you for letting an idiot like me improve his gameplay a bit :~:


I don't know if anyone else has tried this, but it is surprisingly satisfying to turn off the compass, not use the map, and navigate entirely using the spell "Clarvoyance".

It's about the most immersive thing I've tried so far, if not a little time consuming.


I use it too, it’s an awesome spell. But the map is too huge to do that

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Original Poster2 points · 4 months ago

I buy a horse really early on, and take carriages EVERYWHERE and it's not TOO bad.

I will admit that there are times that I'll just say "Fuck that's too far" and fast travel. Namely, every time I need to go to High Hrothgar.


So my Skyrim VR worked well for several days of intense play. One night I modded it, went to sleep, woke up and it didn't function. CTD with no error message every time it tries to go past the "Press any button screen".

So I uninstall all my mods with the NMM, that doesn't work. I get a fresh install of Skyrim VR and it also doesn't work. I didn't purge every skyrim related file from my PC, I just used the uninstall function? Was there more I needed to do to get rid of the bad mods or is there something else I'm missing here?

Edit: After the fresh install I can get to the menu screen, but I still can't actually load into either a new or saved game without a CTD.


Are you using any dll's?

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Original Poster1 point · 4 months ago

Yeah, the Dragonborn Talks one, but that shouldn't carry over to the fresh install, right?

Check your plug ins. I’m not certain, but I believe some folders are retained?

It’s been a while.

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Original Poster1 point · 4 months ago

As far as I can tell no files have been retained.

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I see a TON of people playing the victim, on both sides. Making the other side of this issue out to be the villain.

I'm a fence sitter. I refer to people who ask to be called "They/Them" as their preferred pronouns, but I'm privately annoyed about it. Can you guys just present me with the most nuanced argument for your opinion, from the perspective of someone wanting to convince a fence sitter? I recognize that there really isn't a better way to refer to someone with an obscure gender identity, but I am internally annoyed at having to break my regular speech patterns, and use terms that don't quite fit into proper sentence structure given context.I also feel deeply uncomfortable being around individuals who have they/them pronouns because I feel like I'll slip up and offend them. I have a ton of anxiety about how those around me view me, so it leads to extreme discomfort on my part. I'm not blaming they/them people, I'm explaining my annoyance. So I guess I'm looking for someone to either convince me that it's ridiculous to demand people refer to you by terms that break typical rules of English grammar, and also looking for someone to convince me that there's more than enough reason to do so, to provide comfort to those demanding individuals. I don't like being a fence-sitter, but I'm picky with my opinions, so I'll probably try and pick apart anything anyone tells me. It's not because I'm on the "Other side" from you, but rather because I want my own opinion to be the most sound it can be. Looking forward to hearing what you all think.

I'm left leaning economically and socially, but probably not as much as a lot of you, for a bit of GENERAL context.


You may consider yourself a fence sitter, but you are very much leaning the way of tolerance and acceptance. You choose to use the term they prefer. You acknowledge that it is the best term. You admit a fear of offending them, meaning you care how they feel, and realize it's important.

Your issues seem to boil down to two things: irritation at doing something different, and anxiety. But the resolution to both of those things is the same: exposure. The more you use and are around those who use these pronouns, the less it will bother you. The more you practice, the less likely you are to make a mistake, and the more you around enby people, the lower your anxiety will be around them. The only resolution for anxiety is to face your fears, after all.

I will also let you know that I have never met a non-binary person who will lash out at you if you misgender them--unless they reasonably suspect you are doing it on purpose. They know it isn't easy. The only reason they even use "they/them" is because it's the one that has worked out the best. All those other pronouns, like "ze" and "sie" and such, didn't work.

I will also point out there is nothing remotely grammatically wrong with singular they. For one thing, no one has an issue with using "singular you," despite you taking a plural verb. It is a plural pronoun, but it can be used to refer to a single person.

For another, singular they has been a part of the language for over 600 years. It is just used for indeterminate gender. It is used as the antecedent for "everyone": "Does everyone have their bag?" It is used when gender is irrelevant: "A teacher can make a big difference in their students' lives." It is used when gender is unknown: "The news reports there was one survivor, but we don't know who they are."

There was a movement in the late 19th century to change this. Prescriptivists made up all sorts of rules, plenty of them the ones taught in classes today. For example, a preposition is indeed something you can end a sentence with. These rules were artificial, created based on trying to force English to work more like Latin.

That said, this is indeterminate gender. But you are now being asked to use it for determinate gender. You know the person's gender, but it's not male or female, and neither "he" nor "she" is appropriate. These people have been told they have to be male or female all their lives, so it hurts when they are called the wrong one. So they ask you to simply use the one other third person personal pronoun available.

It's not really that big an ask. (Yes, I did just use "ask" as a noun, on purpose.) The irritation you feel will go away with use. The anxiety you feel will go away with experience. But the pain of being called something you are not never really goes away.

Life is full of change. It's full of social situations that you are not yet familiar with, and people you've never met that are different from you. Language is in constant flux. Avoiding the issue is not the answer. Given how society tends to become more tolerant and accepting over time, you'd just be delaying the inevitable.

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Original Poster6 points · 9 months ago

This seems like a really well thought out response, as far as I can think. I'm trying to think of a strong counter argument.

/u/goocumber Your rundown of the history of "They/Them" and why it feels so unnatural to say really helped me contextualize my feelings, I think. I feel like a big issue is/was that I didn't really know why using those pronoun made me so uncomfortable, so I attributed more meaning to the feeling than it necessarily had. Understanding WHY I feel that way really helps me figure out whether or not that feeling itself is "silly."

I don't really consider gender when thinking about myself. I love things that are "Manly" like the Punisher series, which contains basically the most manly expression of emotion I can think of, but I also LOVE k-on, something that would traditionally be considered feminine. Gender doesn't really come into play when I'm making any decision about anything, so part of it might be that I feel that people are being pedantic when they want different pronouns. I recognize that the feeling I'm describing is likely an artifact of the way I was raised, and the majority of the general public doesn't feel that way. The majority of the general public likely has gender as an integral part of their self-identity.

Not really a counter-argument I can think of. I won't say that you've "Cured me of being annoyed", obviously, but you've definitely helped me realize that the feeling itself is pretty silly. So, as far as someone's opinion about a gut feeling can be swayed, consider me swayed.

That being said, I haven't seen the "Opposed" side say anything significant, so I'm gonna keep watching the thread and see if anyone can come up with a good counter argument.

Edit: Crediting Goocumber for the rundown of one of the reasons why They/Them makes me uncomfortable. Comment is reply to both goo and turkey though.

I could probably have worked this into my original answer, but here's a video from someone with a similar experience that might be instructive.

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Original Poster2 points · 9 months ago

This is about accurate to my feelings.

holy shit bro.


Holy shit.


What the title says. You won't be casting them, but if they interact with all of the new Mage spells relating to having high cost spells in your deck, it could actually give some sort of value to the book of wonders, right? I haven't been able to find an image of what mana cost the scroll tokens will have.

Original Poster1 point · 9 months ago

They cost (5), which is NOT bad, for a lot of the joust stuff. I wonder if they count toward the Dragoncaller?

65 points · 10 months ago

I...don't love that Tootsie just gets it now.

The degree to which everyone in QC seems to just immediately get it and feel bad about it when they're informed that they've commited a social transgression lately doesn't feel realistic or satisfying to me.

It's great that QC pushes feminism, LGBTQI rights, personal agency, etc., but it's also supposed to be a slice-of-life comic, and in life there are people who just don't get it. I'd love to see an arc where the conflict isn't just resolved with a stern but sensitive explanation of why someone is wrong immediately followed by a heartfelt apology.

I know we all hate people who say "HUR DUR TOO MUCH PC" but lately it feels like the only characters who aren't PC robots are Pintsize and May (who are ironically both robots). I would love to see QC continue to push those ideals, but having every character just get it kind of kills all the conflict.

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Remember that time that May did something the fans found to be reprehensible and the entire fandom exploded with hate for several days? Remember when Tilly did the exact same thing? This fandom is NOT mature enough to handle characters they find unsympathetic, apparently. Even if the author was capable of writing a complex character study with conflicting ethical opinions, the fanbase would just bicker and complain about what they don't like, like they always do.

Every time a character who is even a little controversial has appeared in QC, on either side of the spectrum, the fandom has SCREAMED about it being either too PC or not PC enough. The only way the author can win is to not play the game.

Every time a character who is even a little controversial has appeared in QC, on either side of the spectrum, the fandom has SCREAMED about it being either too PC or not PC enough.

I can't believe this has always been the case. QC started as an irreverent comic with characters who were transphobic and/or homophobic and/or made jokes about necrophilia and stalking.

Also, there's a difference between a vocal minority screaming and the fandom screaming.

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It feels like, more often than not, the majority of this subreddit is "The vocal minority"

Lost me at "This will lead to a clunky and quickly abandoned attempt by a rich white dude in rural Massachusetts to make a storyline that’s a metaphor for passing privilege"

How dare someone with THAT color skin try to say something!

(That being said this arc does suck at explaining what it's trying to explain.)


What the title says, what other Ecchi is there out there if approximate quality and tone as Monster Musume? Everything else I've watched has sort of been... well... trash.

Doesn't have to have monster girls, just be about as good.

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I wonder if these kinds of posts fill Wildbow with feelings of intense satisfaction?

It's very important to remember that Mangled_Wings most likely doesn't speak English as their first language, it would explain the reason "FYI" needed clarification.

They might just not be familiar with internet acronyms.

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I think I hear "FYI" spoken far more often than I hear it written on the internet. That's maybe just the circles I hang around in though, so fair point."


What the title says. I recognize Sy, Taylor, and Blake. Who's the silhouetted girl in the background?


So, is it just me or are Tangents and Beam Noise almost completely incompatible when the beam is spawning from actor to actor? I have a beam of lightning forming between two actors, and when it doesn't have any sort of tangent manipulation it works fine, but when I try and make it arc at all it freaks out on me. I'm adding an album of reference images. Hopefully one of you knows what the issue is. Here are referece images.

Let me know if you guys need more


What would be the best already existing system for a Twig TTRPG?

2 points · 1 year ago

Waiting just got me in after a while


I made this little animation from the Cassiopeia splash art. I would love some constructive or creative feedback.


Papa Franku? Is that really you? Out here in this neck of the woods???

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Original Poster1 point · 1 year ago

I just combined my two favorite things.

2 points · 1 year ago

Gwyn, the Lord of Light. Time travel DLC whoo!


I can't get this game to run over 10 FPS. I'm very new to PC gaming and I was hoping I could get my favorite game series' most recent installment.

I've updated all my drivers and double checked it. Here are my specs:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M Intel(R) Core i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz 32 GB of RAM.

I'm not sure what more information I can put here, but I LOOOVE Dark Souls and only recently discovered the series. I sunk over 100 hours into it last semester alone, alongside all my schoolwork I was basically putting all my free time into it. I really, really want to play the most recent installment.

Edit: I tried some of the stuff you guys said, and changing the 3D settings seemed to do it. Thanks a lot! I'm happily enjoying the Mound-Makers covenant. Red-eye Orb 4 lyfe!

-1 points · 1 year ago

What are you doing, running it at 4k with 16k downscale?

Make sure texture filtering quality settings, in your GPU settings programs, are set to performance. Make sure your laptop is using the "High Performance" power plan.

Aside from those two things, I dunno, maybe you're on Windows 10 or something?

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Original Poster1 point · 1 year ago

I am on windows 10, is that a big issue?

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