GeorgeGlass

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  1. Big shout-out to @BronxWench for granting a hojillion category requests today!

    1. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      I do not question the mysterious ways of the Multiverse when handed strange new abilities. :lol: 

    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Yeah, it was filling my feed too, but I figured it was somebody finally opening the suggestion box. :)

  2. I think my phone is in a gloomy mood. I was texting my wife about our anniversary, and the word it suggested as I was typing was "annihilation."

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    2. FairySlayer

      FairySlayer

      Happy anniversary! The best gift would be to write a fanfic of her OCs and do a dramatic reading by the fireplace after a few glasses of wine. Meanwhile, when she was texting you back her phone probably suggested anal. :o

      I always found autocomplete infuriating because the various words sliding around derail my train of thought while rarely showing the word I wanted in the first place. Besides, I can type faster than it can suggest words anyway.

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

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      Besides, I can type faster than it can suggest words anyway.

      I find auto-suggest to be infuriating when I’m using a blu-tooth keyboard.  If a new text message shows up, auto-suggest triggers, it’ll auto-send the first thing on the list!  In the end, I had to disable auto-suggest/correct.

    4. Desiderius Price
  3. My story “The Cartooniverse Mother-Daughter Crossover Sextacular” references 75 different cartoons from every era. My thought this morning: “It’s like I was trying to ruin as many childhoods as possible.”

    1. FairySlayer

      FairySlayer

      Ruin…or make betterI?

    2. Sparrow

      Sparrow

      Ah, mood. In my experience crossover stories are like black holes, once they get big enough they start pulling in other stuff under their own power.

  4. I don’t really get dystopian scifi. Isn’t the real world bad enough? Or is the idea to make the real world look better by comparison?

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    2. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      Some people find it cathartic to know worlds can be worse or else have characters strive to at least make it brighter if only by candlelight.

      You could also successfully argue any utopia by definition is also dystopian by its very nature. Collectivism is currently in vogue. While the individual is to be abhorred,  Its all so very strange.

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

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      I don’t really get dystopian scifi. Isn’t the real world bad enough? Or is the idea to make the real world look better by comparison?

      It can be useful for critically examining a particular aspect of today’s society too, by making it the predominant theme of the dystopia.  For instance, my original fiction stories put evangelical Christianity on steroids, made the society a tad more conservative, and examine the possible results.  (ie, do we want to live in a society that puts the Christian Cross onto the USA’s flag?)

    4. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      That’s a really good point, @Desiderius Price.

  5. I don’t know anything about the person who made this video. I just know that they put a smile on my face. 

     

  6. So I'm working on a Star Vs the Forces of Evil story, and I was amazed when I started typing the phrase "magical princess from another dimension" -- which I had last typed several months ago -- and my phone actually pulled up the correct next word. At least, up to a point.

    magical
    princess
    from
    another
    recipe

    Good try, phone, good try.

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    2. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      The serious case of Star’s OOC, the fact that it was rushed, The sudden lack of creativity or really any other option regarding the solarian knights in general, this applies to mina too, Solarian swords contradicting its own lore. Her “Solution” of killing her friends. Moon’s the worst offending OOC,

      The fact star effectively doomed everyone by her decision, there by making her the being with the highest body count in the universe and arguably the villain of the story and its presented as a good thing.

      You know the basic stuff.

    3. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Some of that will actually be dealt with in my story.

    4. JayDee

      JayDee

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      The fact star effectively doomed everyone by her decision, there by making her the being with the highest body count in the universe and arguably the villain of the story and its presented as a good thing.

      ...did they rip off God in the Bible for that character arc?

  7. Quick question: Which of these three sentences do you find most readable? Assume that the speaker has only one boyfriend and one daughter, and that Randy also has only one daughter.

    "This is my boyfriend Randy, my daughter Evie, and Randy's daughter Rose."

    "This is my boyfriend, Randy, my daughter, Evie, and Randy's daughter, Rose."

    "This is my boyfriend, Randy; my daughter, Evie; and Randy's daughter, Rose.

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    2. Melrick

      Melrick

      I’ve had a cup of tea and a nice lie down since my rant, and now I’m feeling more calm. lol  Basically, whatever feels right for you is what you should go with.

    3. JayDee

      JayDee

      The worst thing is a colon in the wrong place. Such as in your lunch.

    4. Maxsteele1986

      Maxsteele1986

      I think the 2nd one is the best one.

  8. I’ll admit it – I’m transmogriphobic. Shapeshifters give me the willies.

    I know, I know, I should get to know some of them before I judge.

    1. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      So we know @GeorgeGlass got replaced then. Okay

    2. JayDee

      JayDee

      It’s the bloody mimics I don’t like. Took me ages to realise one had replaced the beer compartment in the fridge. Every time I’d put beer in there it’d disappear and hit me with some magic to give me a bad headache.

  9.  I honestly don’t see Trump hanging out with this group. 

    Four_Presidents.jpg

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    2. JayDee

      JayDee

      Richard Nixon's Head : “Oh, no? Well, listen here, missy. Computers may be twice as fast as they were in 1973, but the average voter is as drunk and stupid as ever. The only one who's changed is me. I've become more bitter and, let's face it, crazy over the years. And when I'm swept into office, I'll sell our children's organs to zoos for meat, and I'll go into people's houses at night and wreck up the place! “

    3. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Ah, right, I’d forgotten that Nixon managed to quit before the House could impeach him. That’s an even better argument for him being a better president than Trump. Frankly, if I had to choose between the two, I’d take Nixon in a heartbeat. But he’d have to bring Gerald Ford along, not Spiro Agnew (who was all too Trump-like himself).

    4. JayDee

      JayDee

      Nixon: Creates EPA

      Trump: “We got anywhere we can pollute even more? I’m just going to take a bigly shit all over Alaska. Right over it. yuge!”

      ...the only thing I can ever remember about Spiro Agnew is someone pointing out it is an anagram of “grow a penis”

  10. Lately, I’ve seen a lot of people (mostly on TV shows) misusing the expression “Divide and conquer.” This phrase does NOT mean “Split up to tackle separate tasks.” It means “Separate your enemies from one another so you can more easily overpower them.”

  11. The video system that the Chinese government uses for mass surveillance of its citizens is called Skynet. I am not making this up.

    1. JayDee

      JayDee

      I bet the person who named it knew exactly what they were referencing.

  12. Every member of Congress who has been humoring Trump about his election loss for the past 2 months had a hand in what happened today.

    I have spoken.

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    2. GrayNeko

      GrayNeko

      I was beside myself as it all unfolded. And because I live in a more conservative region I know I’m going to go to work today and see people still unashamedly wearing their maga crap and I’m going to have to be polite and courteous to these people or I lose my job. The worst part is I’ve actually seen some people wearing QAnon shirts and the like. 

       

    3. JayDee

      JayDee

      Fascists storm the capitol to try and keep their autocrat in charge and the next day are saying “no, it was the anti-fascists” Christ, the doublethink.

    4. FairySlayer

      FairySlayer

      While I agree about the proximate cause of the attack that they need to be removed and punished, the truth is that Trump is merely the painful symptom of what's been destroying the U.S. for decades, not the cause. As Krystal Ball says, "The ugly truth is that Trump is as American as apple pie."

      So why is half the country so angry that they're willing to believe terrible things and blindly follow an absurdly blatant liar and criminal? Many ordinary people are angry, and it's been festering for decades. From where they're sitting, the politicians and corporations have been steadily destroying their lives and the lives of their children just to make an extra buck. The spectacular failures of the pandemic response at every level of government does not help with that anger either. And sadly Trump and many other bad actors are very good at using that anger.

      Meanwhile most news outlets have found it more profitable to keep people ignorant and polarized, ever fearful that either the bad brown man or the bad orange man is coming for us… while it's actually an entrenched corrupt system that’s slowly killing us from the inside.

      Unless we fix the many underlying problems in America we'll only be seeing more and more of this violence all around the country.

      (And the preppers are laughing their asses off right about now.)

  13. You know what’s really lame? The biggest reason why I want to get the COVID vaccine is that I want to see Wonder Woman 1984 in a movie theater.

    1. InBrightestDay

      InBrightestDay

      I wouldn’t consider that lame.  I also want to see WW84 in theaters. :)

    2. JayDee

      JayDee

      The first one looked great on a big screen!

  14. It’s done! 50,000 words. Whew.

    NaNoWriMo is over. Let PornoWriMo begin!

    1. JayDee

      JayDee

      PornoWriDecade? :p

  15. Next year, I really need to create a trick-or-treater bingo card. Items would include

    • at least 3 girls dressed as Elsa
    • at least 5 boys dressed as Batman
    • a whole family in themed costumes
    • a mom wearing a decidedly inappropriate costume while escorting her kids around (This year’s was a slutty cop.)
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    2. kagome26isawsome

      kagome26isawsome

      I got 15 people this year. there was a kid dressed up as the ‘stay puft’ from ghostbusters! i froze my butt of but it was worth it

    3. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      We had almost 200 trick-or-treaters. I attribute this to (a) Halloween falling on a Saturday, (b) excellent weather, and (c) lots of my neighbors devising clever ways to hand out candy safely. (For my part, I built a cardboard candy-slide and dispensed the treats from my porch.)

       

    4. FairySlayer

      FairySlayer

      I’d meant to pick up some tongs, but instead handed stuff out with a ladle as I froze my butt off outside. (Though in fairness, the ladle was also good for smacking hands when people tried to reach into the bowl.) Though most kids on the side street stop before they get to our buildings… for various reasons.

      Anyway, if 2021 continues like 2020 then next year the kids will be in camouflaged hazmat suits and combat gear when they come to your door demanding water, canned goods, and all the toilet paper they used on your house in years past. :o

  16. I think my phone is trying to get rid of me. The other morning, I took it out of my pocket and found that one of my airline apps was open and had gotten a couple of steps into booking me a ticket to Amsterdam.

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    2. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Yeah, JayDee, you’re gonna have to enlighten us ignorami who don’t speak porn-Dutch.

    3. JayDee

      JayDee

      All I’ll say is when you’re wanting to pick up a Dutch translation of Pippi Longstocking for a Dutch friend’s kids birthday, don’t believe the person who tells you to go into the bookshop and ask for Pijpslet.

    4. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Ah, I suddenly have a guess as to what “slet” means.

  17. This is what I get for Googling myself: "21 Die in Lake George Glass Bottom Boat Accident"

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    2. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      I sat there and was like okay but how though?

    3. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

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      I sat there and was like okay but how though?

      Because “George” and “Glass” appear consecutively in the headline.

       

    4. JayDee

      JayDee

      And google searches also have results based on past searches so naturally ‘bottom’ came up :p

  18. Holy crap, that was hard to watch.

    I’m talking about Cuties. What did you think I meant?

    1. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      Congrats on your FBI watch list placement?

    2. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      No, no, Cuties was on my Netflix watch list. My FBI watch list is Catch Me If You Can, Silence of the Lambs, and Point Break.

    3. Strange_idea

      Strange_idea

      i watched life after beth once. i…. have no idea how to describe the sheer confusing, meldramatic gory NOTHING that happens

  19. Damn it, phone, I said "erect nipples," not "wrecked nipples." Do you do this stuff just to mess with me?

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    2. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      I think your phone is a masochistic

    3. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      @BronxWenchNobody’s getting this phone. It knows too much.

      When it finally dies, I’m going to zap it with an EMP, then burn it, then bury the melted remains at a crossroads.

      @InvidiaRedWell, one of us is. :)

    4. Strange_idea

      Strange_idea

      Why curse innocent passers by? 

  20. After 10 years of writing porn, I have finally learned to spell “ecstasy” without the help of autocorrect.

    1. FairySlayer

      FairySlayer

      Let's celebrate: Espresso for everyone!

    2. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      I’m not there yet. Haha.

  21. The upside of being an unpublished SFF novelist is that you have tons of made-up names to use as website passwords. :)

  22. I didn't used to have a favorite Disney villain. But the other night, I watched the Princess and the Frog, and now it's Dr Facilier -- the Shadow Man. Even his death is awesome.

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    2. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      I like his “villain song,” too.

      https://youtu.be/g00kEcGh4j8

    3. Strange_idea

      Strange_idea

      as a disney trivia guy i’d like to point out some of the subtleties you may or may not have enjoyed. one, his costume is, naturally, evoking baron sameidei (which is an actual ritual element to evoke a connection with the loa in question) and his name comes from the french “facile” or easy. he is a man who makes things easy.

      also, he honestly tells everybody exactly what they’ll get from him. the butler? is told that he’d be miserable married, but forced to marry anyway, and the prince is told he’ll be given all the green he needs to hop from place to place. buuuut….

      also, did you notice this?

      https://external-preview.redd.it/NMx5U2dM0avaIz6faxF_EiQWhVSZngdNzpW5pbU8dN4.jpg?auto=webp&s=f23dcbba6d2dbe271b60d995518323dc0d148592

    4. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Schweet. One more reason why they call him the Shadow Man, I guess.

  23. I’m writing a fanfic in which a character writes fanfic of a fanfic. Is there an upper limit to how meta something can be?

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    2. JayDee

      JayDee

      There was a comic series, the writer got killed in that… then the typewriter just started going on its own. I had to look up the series title, it was The Grievous Journey of Ichabod Azrael (and the Dead Left in his Wake). Because, you know, a two-worder wouldn’t have done the job. It also had a talking horse. I forget where I’m going with this.

      Good luck with the meta work! I tried a meta-ish one once. Slightly less success than Czech arthouse films have at American multiplexes. I’m sure you’ll do much better!

    3. Strange_idea

      Strange_idea

      Have a friend write a review that's actually a fanfic of a character writing a review. For bonus points it's one of the characters your character was writing about 

    4. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

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      Have a friend write a review that's actually a fanfic of a character writing a review. For bonus points it's one of the characters your character was writing about 

      Dude, don’t go putting ideas in Fairy Slayer’s head. :)

  24. Lately, Chrome has been randomly assigning the icons for my frequently visited sites. Right now, AFF has the IMDB icon. 

    There’s a joke in there somewhere, but I can’t seem to pry it out.

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    2. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      God, the Parental Advisory sections would go on for pages...

    3. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      Hopefully, It might mean the plague of remakes nobody wanted comes to an end.

    4. FairySlayer

      FairySlayer

      Chrome simply recognized that all mainstream entertainment is pretty much the same these days and gave up trying to keep track of the supposed differences. At this point I think a lot of straight-laced people would be delighted to revel in the sex lives of their favorite fictional characters. Expect a lot of new hits on your fanfics. :)

  25. It’s been a long while since I’ve had a haircut. I’m starting to look like Doc Brown from Back to the Future. Maybe that’s why I’m thinking four-dimensionally. :)

    1. JayDee

      JayDee

      Tell me about it. I’m starting to look like Cousin It.

    2. FairySlayer

      FairySlayer

      I’ve mostly been trimming my own hair, bit by bit and occasionaly buzzing it all off, for over 15 years. In other words, I don’t care how awful it looks because it distracts from my face, my body, my personality, etc. ;)

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      There has been a distinct advantage in my decision (prompted by an allergy to hair dye) to let my grey hair fly proudly. :lol: