Greetings, I am an infantry marine currently deployed to Afghanistan. This is my 2nd combat tour to Afghanistan (lucky enough to have internet access this time) and I also had one to Iraq. I am…Continue
"The only word I can remember is Clicker for TV Remote (that's what I call it too) But he always would use an extremely heavy "Pittsburghese" accent when he was trying to be funny. Anyone from Pittsburgh or has friends/family…"
"I used to wear boxers. Any brand would do for me so long as the material was cotton or silk. After my last deployment I stopped wearing underwear all together except when wearing a suit or dress uniform. It is just more…"
Greetings, I am an infantry marine currently deployed to Afghanistan. This is my 2nd combat tour to Afghanistan (lucky enough to have internet access this time) and I also had one to Iraq. I am a mortarman by trade, but since we aren't using mortars here anymore my platoon has been broken down into a provisional rifle platoon, in which I am a squad leader. I was recently promoted to Sergeant and have been in going on 6 years now. After this deployment I intend to get out of the military…See More
"Mainly comes when there is a change towards mainstream for the fandom. D&D took off hugely in the last 3 years thanks to Game of Thrones, Critical Role, and other shows that have vastly increased the number of people getting into the hobby. Same…"
"Understandably? Why understandably? I can think of plenty of sub-cultures in similar situations that nonetheless welcome noobies so long as the latter demonstrate a certain respect in regards to the sub-culture itself."
"I have always been on the skinny side. I just end up with an extra layer on. It may just be a simple fact that you need a few extra layers.
As to friends drifting away. I hit that when my son was born. All my friends did not…"
There is also, understandably, a culture of exclusion in most fandom-type groups, against great numbers of incoming "fans." Nobody wants their hobby invaded by poseurs and wannabes. This is exacerbated when those wannabes not only think…"
"I admit I don't know anything about that. But the movie, on its own, was simply terrible. Not terrible because it was cramming feminism down anyone's throat, though, because IMO that never happened at any point in the movie. It was just…"
"With GB, the politics was in the choice of director and the casting, and in the extra-curricular statements and press. Not in the script. Mostly. It certainly wasn't an "assumption", though. It was said outright.