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Re: Random Rants

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:25 am
by biittner77
Careless wrote:
biittner77 wrote:Imagine how dull a book about Space invaders would be:

"The Aliens, in their custom four by 12 formation flew to the right of the screen as though they were marching, all the while pelting Steve's three meager barricades with their photo plasma blasts. Steve returned fire which was difficult because of the perpetually moving targets. The aliens, having reached the furthest extent of the right flank descended toward Steve's position. Their relentless barrage further withering the last vestiges of Steve's defenses."

Somebody bought my 7 year old a bunch of story books based on Minecraft. The stories are Steve doing the things that people do when they're playing Minecraft. The print is like a 6 font and it's chock full of jargon from the game such as Griefers and Ghasts. I wish I could adequately convey how awful they are and how much I dread reading them to him.

Oh my god, my daughter loves minecraft content. It's ridiculous. She watches people playing minecraft, she listens to minecraft songs, she checks out books about it from the library... and I haven't seen her play it for at least a month


MineCraft Legos and the circle is complete

Re: Random Rants

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:34 pm
by Banedon
biittner77 wrote:
Careless wrote:
biittner77 wrote:Imagine how dull a book about Space invaders would be:

"The Aliens, in their custom four by 12 formation flew to the right of the screen as though they were marching, all the while pelting Steve's three meager barricades with their photo plasma blasts. Steve returned fire which was difficult because of the perpetually moving targets. The aliens, having reached the furthest extent of the right flank descended toward Steve's position. Their relentless barrage further withering the last vestiges of Steve's defenses."

Somebody bought my 7 year old a bunch of story books based on Minecraft. The stories are Steve doing the things that people do when they're playing Minecraft. The print is like a 6 font and it's chock full of jargon from the game such as Griefers and Ghasts. I wish I could adequately convey how awful they are and how much I dread reading them to him.

Oh my god, my daughter loves minecraft content. It's ridiculous. She watches people playing minecraft, she listens to minecraft songs, she checks out books about it from the library... and I haven't seen her play it for at least a month


MineCraft Legos and the circle is complete


My son got a ton of those for Xmas.

Re: Random Rants

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:39 pm
by rocket
i really wish teenage/early 20's me would have flossed. dental work sucks.

Re: Random Rants

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:52 pm
by Banedon
rocket wrote:i really wish teenage/early 20's me would have flossed. dental work sucks.


It's coming for me...I'm delaying the inevitable.

Re: Random Rants

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:00 pm
by rocket
I'm about 3 years into my now regular dental visits. It's worth it because my teeth finally feel great and I can do stuff like bite into an apple and not worry. But making up for the lost time is kind of a pain. Getting my wisdom teeth taken out about 10 years after they already should have been removed was a chore, and I discovered getting my fillings replaced is more of a hassle than the root canal. I don't really regret a lot from my youth except my dental hygiene.

Re: Random Rants

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:21 pm
by jersey cubs fan
so happy I never had a lag between childhood dental visits and adulthood. I know a few people that had to have massive work done in their late 20s and it looks like it sucked

Re: Random Rants

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:58 pm
by Sammy Sofa
I'm really pushing my luck with the dentist; in the last 12 or so years I've been to the dentist a whopping 3 times. 2 checkups and having my wisdom teeth yanked. I take good care of them in terms of brushing and flossing at least twice a day and I have, thankfully, no obvious problems, but I really need to stop "forgetting" about going.

Re: Random Rants

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:13 pm
by Banedon
Sammy Sofa wrote:I'm really pushing my luck with the dentist; in the last 12 or so years I've been to the dentist a whopping 3 times. 2 checkups and having my wisdom teeth yanked. I take good care of them in terms of brushing and flossing at least twice a day and I have, thankfully, no obvious problems, but I really need to keep "forgetting" about going.


Yep...I've only been once since I was a kid, and got one of my wisdom teeth pulled cuz it'd grown in far enough to hit the opposite gum...but since it was grown in, it was an easy extraction. I know my others are impacted, and are going to be a problem when I get them taken care of.

Re: Random Rants

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:25 pm
by Transmogrified Tiger
You guys are making me feel better about my current span of about a year or so since going to the dentist. I lost faith in my last dentist after they kept pushing the pricey mouthguard on me, and haven't bothered to find a new one since moving. I have crappy dental hygiene though so I should really get back on that horse.

Re: Random Rants

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:29 pm
by Derwood
I go twice a year like I'm supposed to, but I know I have receding gums and am dreading any kind of skin graft surgery. That sounds awful

Re: Random Rants

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:37 pm
by Sammy Sofa
Derwood wrote:I go twice a year like I'm supposed to, but I know I have receding gums and am dreading any kind of skin graft surgery. That sounds awful


https://youtu.be/p5vmBL3KisI

Re: Random Rants

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:39 pm
by Sammy Sofa
Banedon wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:I'm really pushing my luck with the dentist; in the last 12 or so years I've been to the dentist a whopping 3 times. 2 checkups and having my wisdom teeth yanked. I take good care of them in terms of brushing and flossing at least twice a day and I have, thankfully, no obvious problems, but I really need to keep "forgetting" about going.


Yep...I've only been once since I was a kid, and got one of my wisdom teeth pulled cuz it'd grown in far enough to hit the opposite gum...but since it was grown in, it was an easy extraction. I know my others are impacted, and are going to be a problem when I get them taken care of.


I had all 4 removed in one go and it went amazingly well. I woke up right away in the recovery room and felt clear-headed the rest of the day. No terrible swelling or infection or anything and was gingerly eating sold foods again within a day. No pain and minimal bleeding. Based on how horribly it went for literally everyone else I know who has had more than one removed in the same go, this is the one time I felt like I had a Wolverine-like healing factor.

Re: Random Rants

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:02 am
by biittner77
Derwood wrote:I go twice a year like I'm supposed to, but I know I have receding gums and am dreading any kind of skin graft surgery. That sounds awful


I had a similar problem and started going 4 times a year for about 3 years. It worked and my gums are fine though I still go 3 times a year to make sure that there's no regression. Switching to a rotating head electric toothbrush helped a lot too.

Re: Random Rants

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:52 am
by Careless
biittner77 wrote:
Careless wrote:
biittner77 wrote:Imagine how dull a book about Space invaders would be:

"The Aliens, in their custom four by 12 formation flew to the right of the screen as though they were marching, all the while pelting Steve's three meager barricades with their photo plasma blasts. Steve returned fire which was difficult because of the perpetually moving targets. The aliens, having reached the furthest extent of the right flank descended toward Steve's position. Their relentless barrage further withering the last vestiges of Steve's defenses."

Somebody bought my 7 year old a bunch of story books based on Minecraft. The stories are Steve doing the things that people do when they're playing Minecraft. The print is like a 6 font and it's chock full of jargon from the game such as Griefers and Ghasts. I wish I could adequately convey how awful they are and how much I dread reading them to him.

Oh my god, my daughter loves minecraft content. It's ridiculous. She watches people playing minecraft, she listens to minecraft songs, she checks out books about it from the library... and I haven't seen her play it for at least a month


MineCraft Legos and the circle is complete

Ha, that was some of her Christmas presents. I haven't seen her play minecraft in a month, but she's watched dozens of hours of those videos and played with the legos for hours. I don't get it, but parents aren't supposed to, I guess.

Re: Random Rants

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:39 pm
by biittner77
He got tired of hearing the Stampy cat Minecraft videos so my 17yo son bought his 7yo brother headphones for Christmas. Now we just hear him laughing his head off without any context.

Re: Random Rants

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:42 pm
by Banedon
biittner77 wrote:He got tired of hearing the Stampy cat Minecraft videos so my 17yo son bought his 7yo brother headphones for Christmas. Now we just hear him laughing his head off without any context.


Walking through the toy section of Walmart with my son and it was pointed out to me that they now make figures of Youtuber Minecraft characters.

https://tubeheroes.com/heroes

Re: Random Rants

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:22 pm
by Derwood
biittner77 wrote:He got tired of hearing the Stampy cat Minecraft videos so my 17yo son bought his 7yo brother headphones for Christmas. Now we just hear him laughing his head off without any context.


Same