MAD 2: MADDEN'S MADDENING.

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  • KasimirKasimir Clearwater, FLMember Posts: 38 ✭✭
    edited March 26
    tl;dr I picked a fight with a random motorist today, and I'm still shaking from the adrenaline. I hate it. I hate that the South has made me develop pedestrian rage, where I don't have road rage.

    There's a fundamental rule in driving a motor vehicle of any kind on public roads that the driver legally has to acknowledge.

    Yield to the pedestrian.

    It doesn't matter where they are on the road or why. While driving a car (motorcycle, trike, or w/e), you cannot strike a pedestrian for any reason and expect to get away with it. You, as a responsible driver, must yield to non-drivers, and make an effort to avoid them.

    Alright, wonderful. This rule should cover all sorts of situations, including the extremes where idiots are walking into the middle of traffic. It should be abundantly clear how to handle formal crosswalks and intersections with STOP signs, right?

    I've at least walked through South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida. I like to walk. I can say, without a shadow of a doubt, I enjoy walking through these states the least of anywhere I've ever been. But in Florida, I have been hit; sure, I was barely bumped, and being startled was enough to make me lose my balance and fall, but the unicorn drove off. In Florida, people honk at me when I enter the crosswalk, and prevent them from taking left or right turns. In Florida, if given the opportunity, I am ignored and these turns are taken... to the point where strings of cars in a left-turn will block the intersection on a blinking yellow while you cross the street.

    These cases above are in intersections with crosswalks painted on the road, with a glowing sign signaling to the pedestrian with that white walking man it's okay to go.

    I have been yelled at by drivers to get out of the crosswalk. I have yelled back, telling them to unicorn off, and yield to the pedestrian. Today, one decided to pull into the gas station and right up to the curb across from the sidewalk, and I unicorns snapped. And they drove off without putting down their window.

    This issue is so bad that, in the year I've lived here, I've seen lighted, construction warning signs used to say, 'Watch for pedestrians. Use the crosswalk.' I've seen police as crossing guards. I would consider these measures both extreme, and ineffective, because... when did drivers not get taught to respect the pedestrian?
    Demarcus
  • TrikalTrikal Member Posts: 152 ✭✭✭
    Rip. In Wisconsin jaywalkers give up all right of way and can be hit. But the ones crossing legally are fairly well respected in my experience. 
    Kasimir
  • TozToz Member Posts: 2,248 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Florida is where Yankees go to retire, it's not really the south. Around here everyone is careful of pedestrians too, because you never know if it's a student with loans, bad grades and nothing to lose...

    Arbre-Today at 7:27 PM

    You're a vindictive lil unicorn
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    Lartus-Today at 7:16 PM

    oh wait, toz is famous
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    Karhast-Today at 7:01 PM

    You're a singularity of unicorns awfulness Toz
    Kasimir
  • TekiasTekias WisconsinMember Posts: 150 ✭✭✭
    edited March 26
    Trikal said:

    Rip. In Wisconsin jaywalkers give up all right of way and can be hit. But the ones crossing legally are fairly well respected in my experience. 

    'Fairly well respected' Yeah, k. How 'bout when someone in a big-unicorns SUV that doesn't need to be forward to see over other cars parks their car right in the crosswalk, forcing one to jaywalk. *he grumbles as he describes his morning walk to work*
    Formerly: Spiegel. Eidycue.

    Hi.
    Kasimir
  • DemarcusDemarcus Black Flagon InnMember Posts: 537 ✭✭✭✭
    The waiting for Match Day is agonizing. The #FirstWorldProblems are real, yo. Woke up last night at 0020, then had to parent when my pre-schooler followed me out of the bedroom coughing uncontrollably like a seal. Run the shower on hot to get some steam, settles his cough, he wants to snuggle in bed (which I'm usually not opposed to!). Can't sleep. He eventually falls asleep more than an hour after initially waking up. I'm still in bed with my mind rehashing every possibility and how I might feel about it at that particular moment.

    Also, I have a cold and Alka Seltzter wore off and I was at my allotment for the day. Didn't help. I think I got to sleep around 0410 or so. Yay. Got a few more hours of sleep at least.

    Here's hoping tonight goes better.

    48 hours and 9 minutes to go.
    SessizlikDidi
  • MarienaMariena By a lake. Member, Guildmaster Posts: 610 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Spring allergies are upon us. I feel like I'm trying to blow dried brain parts out of my nose. So chunky. So dry. So bloody. That or my brain has finally liquefied from the amount of time I've lived in migraineland and its been leaking.


  • VyxsisVyxsis VyxsisMember Posts: 171 ✭✭✭
    @Trikal @Illidan @Nola are cyberbullying me someone put them in the shametube please
    is joke TBC
    Indoran'i is back baby. It's good again. Awoouu (wolf Howl)
    An Atzob cultist says, "Is a shamatato as tasty as a potato?"
    (Tells): From afar, Mephistoles hisses harshly to you, "Hey baby, show me your ovipositor?"
    (Research): Cariv says, "Itsa me, Buggio."
  • SessizlikSessizlik Muffin Mage Member Posts: 452 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Feeling bad for not feeling well is the worse.
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    KasimirVyxsis
  • TozToz Member Posts: 2,248 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 11
    When I played Toz and hounds first came out, breeding was WAY harder. Like, magnitudes harder- I had this whole spreadsheet for mixing and matching things. Then Tails came along and Beastmaster did, and made this new crop of wtfamazing hounds and set them up for public breeding. And so today I cleared out allllll my dogs that I don't ever use, and started raising the new class. And one of that group is a pure upgrade over a combat hound I have had at my side for RL years. I'm gonna make you into an arti pet one day, 'three. But for now, goodnight sweet prince :(
    +----------------------------------------------------------+ | Cghm-ao-three, a vicious warhound (#243403) | +----------------------------------------------------------+ | Level: 10 Sex: Male | | Speed: 116 Ferocity: 97 | | Resilience: 85 Age: 1089 weeks | | Sire: #197725 Dame: #294870 | +----------------------------------------------------------+ | ==[ Major Traits ]== | | -------------------- | | - Contagion | | - Growling | | - Herding | +----------------------------------------------------------+ | ==[ Minor Traits ]== | | -------------------- | | - Dull | | - P: Flamecoated | | - Athletic | | - Haunting | | - Obedient | | - Terrifying | +----------------------------------------------------------+

    EDIT: To underscore it, Age: 1089 weeks. Almost 3 RL years I have been using this dog on people.

    Arbre-Today at 7:27 PM

    You're a vindictive lil unicorn
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    Lartus-Today at 7:16 PM

    oh wait, toz is famous
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    Karhast-Today at 7:01 PM

    You're a singularity of unicorns awfulness Toz
    ElliotXenia
  • XeniaXenia Member Posts: 935 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Do you have the steak? Save it in a shop, we'll make hound steaks and eat our old, beloved and out of shape dogs
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  • TozToz Member Posts: 2,248 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No because you cap at 10 steaks now! So it got auto-junked which I guess is fitting for how I treated the old pooch. Old gray warhound pet eventually, after web boots...

    Arbre-Today at 7:27 PM

    You're a vindictive lil unicorn
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    Lartus-Today at 7:16 PM

    oh wait, toz is famous
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    Karhast-Today at 7:01 PM

    You're a singularity of unicorns awfulness Toz
    Xenia
  • SessizlikSessizlik Muffin Mage Member Posts: 452 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Won a shop in a shop auction in Enorian. Was super excited! Made around 100 wares to toss into the shop asap, so I could get it running.

    Couldn't change the shop locks. Or do pretty much anything. Everything I tried resulted in "You are not the owner of this shop", despite me clearly being the owner and the shop had been transfered.

    Now all my 100 wares have decayed in waiting to get the shop running. RIP all comms.
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    Demarcus
  • TeaniTeani Evening Sky SwedenMember Posts: 1,932 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Brats. Today I ran out of patience at work, and for those who know me, that's saying quite a lot. *rubs temples and grumbles*



    DidiSessizlik
  • XeniaXenia Member Posts: 935 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sessizlik said:

    Won a shop in a shop auction in Enorian. Was super excited! Made around 100 wares to toss into the shop asap, so I could get it running.

    Couldn't change the shop locks. Or do pretty much anything. Everything I tried resulted in "You are not the owner of this shop", despite me clearly being the owner and the shop had been transfered.

    Now all my 100 wares have decayed in waiting to get the shop running. RIP all comms.

    This has to be done by a trade minister or trade minister aides. Still, that's a total bummer. I'd be sad too. :(
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  • PhoeneciaPhoenecia The Merchant of Esterport Somewhere in AtticaMember Posts: 506 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sessizlik said:
    Won a shop in a shop auction in Enorian. Was super excited! Made around 100 wares to toss into the shop asap, so I could get it running. Couldn't change the shop locks. Or do pretty much anything. Everything I tried resulted in "You are not the owner of this shop", despite me clearly being the owner and the shop had been transfered. Now all my 100 wares have decayed in waiting to get the shop running. RIP all comms.
    I generally don't pre-make most things for my shops unless unless they use ingredients that can't be cached. Otherwise I just use shop shelves and stock the designs. That way no comms are wasted and things only get produced when needed.

  • EowynEowyn SomewhereMember Posts: 71 ✭✭✭
    Xenia said:



    This has to be done by a trade minister or trade minister aides. Still, that's a total bummer. I'd be sad too. :(

    What do you mean? Nothing has said that trade is involved in shop transfer/sales?
  • SessizlikSessizlik Muffin Mage Member Posts: 452 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I should add that the Proprietor of the shop was Sessi, and I had gotten messages that the shop had been transfered. That's why I assumed there wouldn't be a problem. Something happened and I think Admins were involved in setting things right. So it really was noone's fault. I was just a bit bitter that I lost comms, that's all. So not blaming anyone!
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  • EvalyneEvalyne A CoffinMember Posts: 122 ✭✭✭
    When all else fails, blame me.
  • XeniaXenia Member Posts: 935 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Eowyn, @Evalyne, @Sessizlik -- My bad! I totally meant chancellor, I just get the names and what they do confused. Apologies for the confusion, BUT it is Chancellor and their aides that can handle shop name, description and locks.
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    Eowyn
  • EowynEowyn SomewhereMember Posts: 71 ✭✭✭
    Xenia said:

    @Eowyn, @Evalyne, @Sessizlik -- My bad! I totally meant chancellor, I just get the names and what they do confused. Apologies for the confusion, BUT it is Chancellor and their aides that can handle shop name, description and locks.

    All good. I just got VERY confused. But shops were definitely bugged, not just Sessi's. We had another one that, even after transferred, was still showing the old owner's goods (designs and stuff) and gave her the same errors of it not being her shop/etc. I even tried to sell it to her (Katie, our Chancellor, and I used Chancellor to give it to me while troubleshooting) and totally did the same error to me before I sold it and then still to her after. So, idk. It was weird.
    Sessizlik
  • XeniaXenia Member Posts: 935 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 21
    I've been up for 23 hours, stuck in Peru cus my flight back to the states got canceled. Won't be able to get on one for another 17 hours. Also luggage got lost in transit. But mostly, I'm missing my dogs!

    All that said, free hotel and food for 24 hours, so all in all, life isn't bad.

    Edit: Universe works in odd ways and my flight being canceled was fortunate.
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    TeaniKelliara
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