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What is the best place to put a Shower Bomb?

ObsidianJones:

hanselthecaretaker:

ObsidianJones:

You know what, this leads me to my Bed Thought.

We're a Gaming Forum. Why don't we play games together? Like, I'm sure one or two people play games with each other regularly. But we really don't seem to game that much together.

Probably because the above would ultimately happen lol. But additionally, the idea of syncing enough people?s schedules and actually wanting to play the same games at the same time is cause for some consternation. There?s just too much going in general that can be conflicting it seems usually.

I mean, I don't think we can ever game together as one forum. Even trying to game in Overwatch (a thought of mine) took a lot of coordination... But it was fun while we were doing it. That was also more that the Overwatch servers kind of sucked.

But there's a few of us who have Remnant from the Ashes. I know I'm not the only one with Smash. We got fighting game fans here. I'm sure someone like sports games*. I don't know. We have a pool of talent we're not tapping into.

*Sidebar Random Shower Thought! I don't get sports games. If I want to play football, I'll go out and enjoy football. I play Left4Dead because there are no actual infected to shoot.

I supposed I could make a thread where we could say what multiplayer games we all have and see if anyone wants to participate in playing one with anyone else.

hanselthecaretaker:

ObsidianJones:

Specter Von Baren:
Oof. I hear that. I've fallen off of LoL because I just got burned out on having to deal with other people being toxic and having to deal with me getting frustrated.

I love persons, but I hate people.

You know what, this leads me to my Bed Thought.

We're a Gaming Forum. Why don't we play games together? Like, I'm sure one or two people play games with each other regularly. But we really don't seem to game that much together.

Probably because the above would ultimately happen lol. But additionally, the idea of syncing enough people?s schedules and actually wanting to play the same games at the same time is cause for some consternation. There?s just too much going in general that can be conflicting it seems usually.

I can attest to that. Tuesday night is gaming night for me and my buds. We can spend four weeks deciding what we play next. While we do that, we muck around in backup games like Ticket to Ride, Love Letter and Shellshock. These game probably encourages us just chatting more and other games require constant concentration.

We've also been on hiatus for a month due to scheduling conflicts

After seeing the Streets of Rage 4 trailer. I realized most of the original cast has to be in their mid 40s by now. For refrence, the first game came out September 1991. I was 2 years old at the time.

I can't wait to see my robo waifu's sequel in theaters. Also, it would be neat if the two Gallys meet each other.

What does a gefilte fish look like?

ObsidianJones:

hanselthecaretaker:

ObsidianJones:

You know what, this leads me to my Bed Thought.

We're a Gaming Forum. Why don't we play games together? Like, I'm sure one or two people play games with each other regularly. But we really don't seem to game that much together.

Probably because the above would ultimately happen lol. But additionally, the idea of syncing enough people?s schedules and actually wanting to play the same games at the same time is cause for some consternation. There?s just too much going in general that can be conflicting it seems usually.

I mean, I don't think we can ever game together as one forum. Even trying to game in Overwatch (a thought of mine) took a lot of coordination... But it was fun while we were doing it. That was also more that the Overwatch servers kind of sucked.

But there's a few of us who have Remnant from the Ashes. I know I'm not the only one with Smash. We got fighting game fans here. I'm sure someone like sports games*. I don't know. We have a pool of talent we're not tapping into.

*Sidebar Random Shower Thought! I don't get sports games. If I want to play football, I'll go out and enjoy football. I play Left4Dead because there are no actual infected to shoot.

I'm not a big sport gamer either, but if I was I guess being able to play as your favorite pro/college teams from the comfort of home could surpass the enjoyment to be had by trivial neighborhood pick up games.

hanselthecaretaker:
I'm not a big sport gamer either, but if I was I guess being able to play as your favorite pro/college teams from the comfort of home could surpass the enjoyment to be had by trivial neighborhood pick up games.

You have a fantastic thought, and I recognize it. But the 15 year old me is whining in my head "But watching sports is boooooorrrriiiiinnngggggg..."

I only like playing sports because I'm semi better than the people I hung out with and trash talking is the only reason Sweet Zombie Jesus invented the idea of friendship.

But I guess you can do that in a sports game... However, that leads me back to my original thought.

"How did they come up with soap? Like, did they discover it by accident, or did some dude on a quest for cleanliness rub all kinds of stuff on himself to see if he got cleaner after rinsing? Also, why call it soap? What about the word 'soap' evokes ... soapness?"

Naturally, this train of thought ended with me questioning why every word I was thinking of is.

Chimpzy:
"How did they come up with soap? Like, did they discover it by accident, or did some dude on a quest for cleanliness rub all kinds of stuff on himself to see if he got cleaner after rinsing? Also, why call it soap? What about the word 'soap' evokes ... soapness?"

Naturally, this train of thought ended with me questioning why every word I was thinking of is.

Know whats really fucked up? Soap is made from rendered fat (oil) and lye. If you have too much fat then it wouldn't work as soap and you would probably break out in pimples. It barely holds together and is just kind of a smelly mess. If you have too little fat then the lye doesnt fully integrate, and you could badly burn yourself trying to use it.

So not only did someone go around rubbing stuff on themselves in a quest for cleanlyness, but on the way here they likely caused themself significant pain and potentially permanent bodily harm using an incomplete version of soap, which they then apparently doubled down on to each the final product.

Personally the first round of genital burns would be enough to scare me off this track but one brave individual stuck to their guns and sally'd forth. And now you can buy 8 ivory bars for like 2 dollars.

hanselthecaretaker:

Xprimentyl:
For some fun, share those random thoughts and questions that just pop into your head as you?re standing in the shower and your mind wanders to leave your body to its manual and intimate task of scrubbing away the filth and sin from itself. Who knows? Maybe someone here will weigh in with some rationality ibefore you invest your life savings into building that better mouse trap. Here?s mine for today:

How do super heroes who can fly and are unnaturally strong stay in such superior physical shape? As far as I?m aware, building muscle requires resistance and a constant focus on exceeding personal limits; what is Superman lifting and on how rigorous a workout schedule if his signature abilities are flight and beyond superhuman strength? Wouldn?t he need to bench like a small mountain about 4 times a week for pecs like that? What benefit would a set of push-ups have if the defiance of gravity is basically what his body does? And for comparison?s sake, the strongest normal people in the world can?t throw the most weight they can lift the length of a football field, so if the Hulk can throw a multi-ton bus, I?m guessing it?s not quite anywhere near the upper limits of his strength. I?m just saying, the Marvel and DC universes should be rife with dad bods and saggy boobs unless they frequent a gym near a black hole or something.

Or perhaps just, you know, be not righteous and try lifting Mjolnir?

Ah, see, but as Mjolnir would never move, they'd only strain their muscles, no reps achieved. Good thought, though!

Anyways on topic, my shower thoughts are usually too preoccupied with stupid song lyrics or details of whatever video game I?m playing to wax philosophical, but I do have this nifty thread mascot for thematic relevance if that helps -

Yep, that's my "shower thought" face. Thanks!

ObsidianJones:
*Sidebar Random Shower Thought! I don't get sports games. If I want to play football, I'll go out and enjoy football. I play Left4Dead because there are no actual infected to shoot.

What's not to understand? It's all about the fantasy, the interactive escapism most video games allow. Sure, you can go outside and play actual football with a few friends, but that's a far cry from playing "as" the 53-man roster of your favorite NFL team. Hell, I can't play golf in real life for shit, but in my PGA career throughout the Tiger Woods franchise, I became #1 ranked golfer in the world!

Xprimentyl:
How do super heroes who can fly and are unnaturally strong stay in such superior physical shape? As far as I?m aware, building muscle requires resistance and a constant focus on exceeding personal limits; what is Superman lifting and on how rigorous a workout schedule if his signature abilities are flight and beyond superhuman strength? Wouldn?t he need to bench like a small mountain about 4 times a week for pecs like that? What benefit would a set of push-ups have if the defiance of gravity is basically what his body does? And for comparison?s sake, the strongest normal people in the world can?t throw the most weight they can lift the length of a football field, so if the Hulk can throw a multi-ton bus, I?m guessing it?s not quite anywhere near the upper limits of his strength. I?m just saying, the Marvel and DC universes should be rife with dad bods and saggy boobs unless they frequent a gym near a black hole or something.

As an ex-personal trainer, I'm going to suggest this to you: The innate Isometrics of holding yourself back.

All of us, think about to the first time we held a baby as an adult. It's one thing of holding a baby when you're smaller, you need all the strength you can to hold something that might weigh a fifth of your weight. But if you had some mass to your frame and are able to lift somewhat heavy things with ease... How did you hold that baby? Were you holding yourself back and making sure not to put that much pressure so you don't hurt the baby? And if you never knew how to hold a baby, times this idea by fifty.

How did your arms and core feel afterwards? Like you ran a marathon or did a few dozen sets? Yeah.

Constantly fighting against your muscles to do tasks is actually very strenuous. One is constantly engaging muscles to keep one from doing any damage. Think about it, If you could shove a tank 500 feet with the same amount of internal effort it takes you now to push open a door... how much are you going to engage your muscles to make sure you're not going to break a person just by tapping them on the shoulder?

In Other Words...

And to your sports thing... yeah, I guess if I valued teams and stuff, the appeal of playing with or against them would make sense. But I do not. It's like if I had a sorting hat put on me and told I was Gryffindor. That's great and all, but I'm a Jedi, like my Father Before Me.

ObsidianJones:

Xprimentyl:
How do super heroes who can fly and are unnaturally strong stay in such superior physical shape? As far as I?m aware, building muscle requires resistance and a constant focus on exceeding personal limits; what is Superman lifting and on how rigorous a workout schedule if his signature abilities are flight and beyond superhuman strength? Wouldn?t he need to bench like a small mountain about 4 times a week for pecs like that? What benefit would a set of push-ups have if the defiance of gravity is basically what his body does? And for comparison?s sake, the strongest normal people in the world can?t throw the most weight they can lift the length of a football field, so if the Hulk can throw a multi-ton bus, I?m guessing it?s not quite anywhere near the upper limits of his strength. I?m just saying, the Marvel and DC universes should be rife with dad bods and saggy boobs unless they frequent a gym near a black hole or something.

As an ex-personal trainer, I'm going to suggest this to you: The innate Isometrics of holding yourself back.

All of us, think about to the first time we held a baby as an adult. It's one thing of holding a baby when you're smaller, you need all the strength you can to hold something that might weigh a fifth of your weight. But if you had some mass to your frame and are able to lift somewhat heavy things with ease... How did you hold that baby? Were you holding yourself back and making sure not to put that much pressure so you don't hurt the baby? And if you never knew how to hold a baby, times this idea by fifty.

How did your arms and core feel afterwards? Like you ran a marathon or did a few dozen sets? Yeah.

Constantly fighting against your muscles to do tasks is actually very strenuous. One is constantly engaging muscles to keep one from doing any damage. Think about it, If you could shove a tank 500 feet with the same amount of internal effort it takes you now to push open a door... how much are you going to engage your muscles to make sure you're not going to break a person just by tapping them on the shoulder?

In Other Words...

And to your sports thing... yeah, I guess if I valued teams and stuff, the appeal of playing with or against them would make sense. But I do not. It's like if I had a sorting hat put on me and told I was Gryffindor. That's great and all, but I'm a Jedi, like my Father Before Me.

Lol, I forgot you mentioned you were a gym nut.

I get what you're saying, but to actually BUILD muscle, you need resistance, right? I don't work out and you do; your muscles are likely defined whereas mine are only defined in the dictionary. To sculpt your muscles, you had to push them to their limits, forcing them to tear and repair into their bigger and better selves. So back to my question, if a hero can lift TONS effortlessly, wouldn't they have to lift significantly more, and do so often, to sculpt the Greek god-like physique? Superman holds back 99% of the time, his muscles should have atrophied by now!

Xprimentyl:
Lol, I forgot you mentioned you were a gym nut.

I get what you?re saying, but to actually BUILD muscle, you need resistance, right? I don?t work out and you do; your muscles are likely defined whereas mine are only defined in the dictionary. To sculpt your muscles, you had to push them to their limits, forcing them to tear and repair into their bigger and better selves. So back to my question, if a hero can lift TONS effortlessly, wouldn?t they have to lift significantly more, and do so often, to sculpt the Greek god-like physique? Superman holds back 99% of the time, his muscles should have atrophied by now!

Gym Obsessive, Thank You

Go to a door, constantly tense your muscles in terms of limiting the force your exert, and slowly open a door five times. Tell me how your muscle feels.

For hypertrophy in humans and animals, you need to have your muscles be broken down and repaired. Superman is actually not only powered by, but also healed from the sun. He's built in a way that conventional reality can't comprehend.

In the movie 'Honey We Shrunk Ourselves' Szalinski is talking to his son about how his shrink ray is going into the Smithsonian next to the gramophone. This conversation occurs...

"What's a gramophone?"

"It's like an old record player."

"What's a record player?"

"It's like an old CD player."

We are fast approaching a time where "What's a CD player" would be the final line to this joke.

Feel old.

Who came up with the concept of dragons, and what was their point of reference?

I think I'd watch football if they trained QBs in Movie Aikido.

Baffle2:
Who came up with the concept of dragons, and what was their point of reference?

I guess someone thousands of years ago discovered dinosaur fossils and had no idea how they came to be.

Baffle2:
Who came up with the concept of dragons, and what was their point of reference?

Dinosaur bones, and probably mountains that look like dragons sleeping.

Baffle2:
Who came up with the concept of dragons, and what was their point of reference?

I've made a theory that it could very well be that many legendary creatures used to actually exist like sea serpents and thunder birds but that the influence of man has caused them to die out before we could properly record anything about them. Think of how much fishing is done in the sea and what the loss of those fish could mean to animals or how delicate the mating behaviors or populations are (Think things like panda's for the former and the passenger pigeon for the latter) and how we may have very well destroyed some kind of important thing in these animals lives to the point that we lost our chance to see them.

CaitSeith:

I guess someone thousands of years ago discovered dinosaur fossils and had no idea how they came to be.

Marik2:

Dinosaur bones, and probably mountains that look like dragons sleeping.

But why are they reptilian? Mankind's experience with large creatures would've been mostly mammals.

Specter Von Baren:

I've made a theory that it could very well be that many legendary creatures used to actually exist like sea serpents

Apparently the Loch Ness Monster might actually just be a giant eel. Which is actually slightly worse than being a monster.

Baffle2:

CaitSeith:

I guess someone thousands of years ago discovered dinosaur fossils and had no idea how they came to be.

Marik2:

Dinosaur bones, and probably mountains that look like dragons sleeping.

But why are they reptilian? Mankind's experience with large creatures would've been mostly mammals.

Reptiles look closer to what reptile skeletons look like. Its something that comes up in the Shrink Wrapped Dinosaur Theory; you look at something like a cat skeleton, looks pretty much nothing like a cat. Yet we just slap a bunch of skin on muscle on dinosaur skeletons to get an assumption of what they look like. And its because something like a crocodile skeleton looks fairly close to a crocodile. A snake skeleton looks pretty much like a snake. You find bits of big reptiles they're just much easier to identify as reptiles even if they are huge. For example, its been theorised that the cyclops may have come about in myths because people saw elephant skulls and didn't know what the hell they were, assuming the nasal cavity was a central eye on some giant humanoid.

Incidentally, this line of thinking isn't unique to prehistory. There is a creature known as a Basilosaurus, a name which means "King Lizard" due to people thinking its skeleton (especially its toothy maw) was that of an enormous sea serpent. Turns out its a whale. Not a lizard at all, or even lizard-adjacent. But the name can't be changed because thats how the weird rules of palaeontology work

I wonder how many people will go trick or treating dressed as Boris Johnson this year? And will Boris?

How come my Sims are so much slower at everything than I am? Especially eating and showering. Multi-task, people!

Strictly in terms of having a quality to entice a partner, looks is almost meaningless for a guy like me.

I'm supposedly attractive (I just look younger than most people I associate with) and it does nothing to attract women to you. It sparks interest but no one ever comes up and tries to talk to you. A good looking guy still have to go up, strike up the conversation, and not be a total geek to keep the interest going.

I talk regular in a video game community. I AM a total geek. My frame of reference of great conversations is the permeable nature of the Ethics of Silent Hill (if such a thing even exists) or why the best fighting game ever made is Street Fighter 3 Third Strike (At me, all you haters). My looks, if they actually are decent, at that point will matter for nothing. Unless I get super lucky and she's a gamer as well.

I think what I'm trying to say is... I suck at talking to women. Always have, always will.

ObsidianJones:

I think what I'm trying to say is... I suck at talking to women. Always have, always will.

The only advice I can offer you is to carry cue cards, but that is obviously horrific advice.

ObsidianJones:
Strictly in terms of having a quality to entice a partner, looks is almost meaningless for a guy like me.

I'm supposedly attractive (I just look younger than most people I associate with) and it does nothing to attract women to you. It sparks interest but no one ever comes up and tries to talk to you. A good looking guy still have to go up, strike up the conversation, and not be a total geek to keep the interest going.

I talk regular in a video game community. I AM a total geek. My frame of reference of great conversations is the permeable nature of the Ethics of Silent Hill (if such a thing even exists) or why the best fighting game ever made is Street Fighter 3 Third Strike (At me, all you haters). My looks, if they actually are decent, at that point will matter for nothing. Unless I get super lucky and she's a gamer as well.

I think what I'm trying to say is... I suck at talking to women. Always have, always will.

Have you cultivated a blank thousand-yard stare over a lifetime of social ostracism? I have, and that seems to deter them for some reason.
So make your face move as if there's an interesting person inside it. Visualise yourself ready to smile and invite them in to your world.

ObsidianJones:
I think what I'm trying to say is... I suck at talking to women. Always have, always will.

Generally, just ask them questions. Make it a mission or whatever. Who is this person? What are they like? Think of easy stuff first - what's their work like? Family? Then moved to medium difficulty - what do they like to watch? Hobbies? Music? Games? Hard difficulty - Where are you going (eg. 5 year plan)? What's dream job? "I didn't ask for this" difficulty - Politics! Religion!

The great part about this plan is that you aren't talking 90% of the time. (It's almost like Baffle's cue cards.) The easier stuff always feels stilted, almost like your going through the motion. Don't worry, keep going. You connect through sharing similar experiences. The movies/ music section is great for this.

Also, its not much different from how I talk to guys. Anyway - hope this helps. It's the best I can do.

If pets were people, would we still like them?

Kwak:
If pets were people, would we still like them?

Would they still be pets as well as people? And would they have the same behaviours? My dog is an insatiable licker of the oven gloves, and I wouldn't be able to overlook that in a person.

The concept of pirates and Cowboys were only around for a few decades, but certainly captured a particular and lasting place in pop culture. Which other concepts were missed? Why were those picked above others? (Probably becuase they were romanticised)

Money Dick was seen as a bad book during its initial release. But capture a particular mind set 70 years later during WW1. What event could reinvigorate another crappy book?
Also see the Mona Lisa, which was completely ignored until someone stole it.

Kwak:
If pets were people, would we still like them?

You call that a slave, so generally, the answer is that we don't like them

trunkage:
The concept of pirates and Cowboys were only around for a few decades, but certainly captured a particular and lasting place in pop culture. Which other concepts were missed? Why were those picked above others? (Probably becuase they were romanticised)

Symbols of freedom and their time period is romanticized as a time when you can get away with almost anything.

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