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Parental Issues

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Parental Issues It was only The Game of Life! No, seriously...Friday was my daughters' last day of school, before summer. My oldest said she was taking The Game of Life to school, since they were playing board games in the classroom that day. I was hesitant, because I didn't want any of the pieces to not make it home. She informed me that she had already brought the game to school last year, too. That made me wonder if all the pieces made it home last year. True story.

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Magnetohydrodynamics

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Magnetohydrodyanmics combines the intuitive nature of Maxwell's equations with the easy solvability of the Navier-Stokes equations. It's so straightforward physicists add "relativistic" or "quantum" just to keep it from getting boring.
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rclatterbuck
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So true.
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satadru
11 days ago
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There is a great beauty in seeing how the Navier-Stokes equations explain how some parts of the world work. Part of that great beauty stems from the late late nights trying not to screw up the math in fluid mechanics classes... and let me tell you... nothing makes you respect Chemical Engineers more than taking a fluid mechanics class with a bunch of them.
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Covarr
11 days ago
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I would love to attend Hogwarts school of magnetohydrodynamics.
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Magnetohydrodyanmics combines the intuitive nature of Maxwell's equations with the easy solvability of the Navier-Stokes equations. It's so straightforward physicists add "relativistic" or "quantum" just to keep it from getting boring.

catvincent:For those Star Trek ‘fans’ complaining about...

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catvincent:

For those Star Trek ‘fans’ complaining about diversity…

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petermorwood: aimofdestiny: werpiper: aghostforafriend: Bulls...

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petermorwood:

aimofdestiny:

werpiper:

aghostforafriend:

Bullshit

BRILLIANT

@petermorwood

Swords from nails are cute: for how-to reference, here’s a video.

And here are some more ex-nails.

This looks like something Terry would have given the Nac mac Feegle. (NB, must glow blue in the presence of lawyers…)

If you want something bigger, there are plenty of photos of handsome knives made from old US railroad spikes…

This one is so well-finished that it looks incomplete without a proper grip; of course a grip would conceal its origin. YMMV. Swings and roundabouts..

Not just knives…

There are even swords (with extra metal added, of course).

There’s an attractive Middle Earth Elvish look to these.

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rclatterbuck
17 days ago
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What an interesting hobby. JD, you have an anvil, right?
ridingsloth
15 days ago
Neat! I do! Or at least: Lisa do! :) I might get in trouble if I mar that one up hammering hard metal on it though. :P
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mirabai0821: lustfulpasiphae: mikkeneko: selfproclaimedunicorn: against-stars: knifedadsgayestda...

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mirabai0821:

lustfulpasiphae:

mikkeneko:

selfproclaimedunicorn:

against-stars:

knifedadsgayestdaughter:

i know the schism between the divine in tevinter and the divine in orlais is meant to represent the avignon papacy but please.. give me more divines.. make it even more ridiculous

six divines and they’ve all excommunicated each other

The Orlesian Divine is Divine is as most Thedas would have their religious leader and was more than happy to excommunicate the other 5.
The Black Divine in Tevinter is, of course a man. He was hesitant to excomunicate the Nevarran Divine, but ultimately had to.
The Nevarran Divine is a mage, and was very quickly excommunicated by the more traditional Divines. She excommunicated the Black Divine first.
The Divine of the Free Marches a converted Surface Dwarf. She excommunicated the others out of retaliation for being excommunicated herself.
The Antivan Divine is openly in a polyamorous relationship. Her actions were deemed heretical by all outside Antiva, she called the others prudes and excommunicated them en-masse while gesturing vaguely with her middle finger towards the other countries.
The Ferelden Divine is a Mabari. She doesn’t know what’s going on, but she is a very good Divine yes she is.

Please, please tell me the Nevarran Divine has a papal advisory council consisting entirely of reanimated dead Divines of the past

“The Fereldan Divine is a Mabari” yesssss @mirabai0821

THEY SAY THE MAKER SENT HIM SPECIAL

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kagechaos: the-last-punbender: vanilla-bean-meme-machine: D&D writing prompt: Write a D&D...

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D&D writing prompt: Write a D&D adventure in the style of a famous author

GRRM: At the end of the first session I kill the PCs. Next session I tell them about how the NPCs from their backstories are getting killed and captured by the villains. Then the session after THAT I let them roll stats for the surviving backstory NPCs.

Brandon Sanderson: after like 3 sessions we start a new campaign with new characters. A few sessions into that, we start again. Then we go back to the first one. Then we start a 4th. Around this point, you all find out that actually, all of these campaigns take place in the same universe and you keep running into this one asshole NPC in every campaign. You meet 4 times/week.

Robert Jordan: The campaign is really good overall, but there are a lot of side quests and random adventures. It started with 5 PCs, but then they split the party, and some other friends wanted to play too, so now there are 20 PCs running around. This game has been going on for about twelve years, then I die and a friend who’s been following the story but hasn’t played takes over the campaign to finish it off.

Terry Pratchett: You start off by raiding an ancient tomb. You steal the treasure, and the dead in the tomb rise. They don’t attack you. They start complaining, asking you if they wander into your house and steal your nice burial urns, no they don’t, so could you please put that back and stop screaming, you vitalist fucks? When you finally get out, you run into the city guards who are all level 15. They arrest you and you get tried for thieving without a license. There’s a dragon in the cell next to you. It didn’t pay its taxes.

Scott Lynch:

Gather together some great roleplayers who also happen to over optimize their characters. Plan the entire campaign WITH the players ahead of time, but don’t tell them that the entire time, despite their eventual guaranteed “success”, you’re going to constantly fuck with them.

Proceed to enjoy.

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