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A Buzzfeed writer tries to follow the dress codes of 7 different high schools across the US and runs into trouble.

You know what makes me laugh at the trouble she had? The dress code I went to school with WAS STRICTER THAN 6 OF THESE. It was very, very close to school #7, with a few differences: we could wear shorts as long as they hit the knee, and the rule was that if you knelt on the ground, skirts had to touch the floor. Luckily, it was the mid-80s, the height of Jams fashion, and everybody wore baggy shorts.

I had a friend who almost got sent home for wearing two different color shoes--she wore one white and one red Ked sneaker, and a white sock with the red shoe and a red sock with the white shoe. The only reason she didn't get sent home was that it was the first day of school, and the assistant principal allowed it because it was "fun" for the first day, but she was warned very strictly about doing it again.

We could wear T-shirts with designs and pattern on them as long as they weren't advertising "adult" stuff like alcohol, cigarettes, the Sex Wax surfer shirts that were popular then, etc. Spuds McKenzie, the Bud Light dog, got so incredibly popular, though, that they gave up on sending kids home for wearing Spuds McKenzie shirts and allowed them if we put masking tape over all mentions of Bud Light.

NOTE that the CHEERLEADERS and the dance squad wore their uniforms all day at school on pep rally Fridays, which consisted of micro-mini flippy skirts with matching panty-style shorts and sleeveless waist-length crop tops. We all thought it was bullshit that they could wear that and we had to wear knee-length skirts and shorts with sleeved shirts.

Toby's school was even more strict than mine, but he went to a Jesuit school and was responsible for the dress code being changed the last year he was there to specify that you could not wear a black shirt with your black blazer and black tie.

Heh

May. 28th, 2016 10:37 pm
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Toby is still getting used to the complicated controls in Witcher 3, so that it's at times hard to get Geralt to draw his sword.

Which is why Toby just attempted to punch a bear to death.

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(I posted a previous Murderface writeup today. If you want to avoid spoilers, for whatever godforsaken reason, you might want to go back and read it first before you read the next paragraph.)
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So! Murderface has had a lot of things happen at once to him! Last time, he whacked an orphanage owner on the word of an escaped orphan, discovered how dating and marriage work in Skyrim, and was abducted by the leader of the Skyrim assassins before he had a chance to put it into practice.
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Witcher 3

May. 28th, 2016 02:38 pm
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A link to the promised Witcher 3 video on Tumblr (13 seconds, no need for sound).

That occurred as Toby was running Geralt around and around the herbalist's cottage examining stuff, trying to get used the the way the controls are set up on the game. And of course you run the character into various obstacles to see how he reacts. :)

Also note: he has semi-long, semi-loose hair RIGHT NEXT TO CHAIN MAIL. That's got to be getting caught ALL THE TIME.
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So, after kitting out his brand-new house, Murderface decided that something was missing, but he wasn’t sure what. This time he is, yet again, heading towards Riften to fulfill a hit contracted by a kid.
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I'm going to try to get a few writeups posted in the next couple of days, because I'm 5 or 6 play sessions ahead of the writeup. :) So look out for Murderface spamming you.

Also, something I forgot to point out in the Skyrim Home And Gardens tour of Murderface's newly decorated digs:



This is the table in his second-floor reading nook. The plate beneath the sweetroll is missing because Murderface accidentally picked it up when he was trying to read the book. Also, the designer that the Dragonsreach steward hired to put all this stuff in the house has an odd aesthetic sense, because that is a DECORATIVE BOWL OF POTATOES.

(Also: be on the lookout for an amusing short video I took of Witcher 3 last night that proves Toby and I are both twelve at heart. I'm just waiting for Tumblr to decide whether or not it wants to auto-delete it. it's loads easier to just upload video directly to Tumblr and link here than to upload it from my phone anywhere else or transfer it from my phone to my computer.)

Hah!

May. 27th, 2016 10:31 pm
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We just started playing Witcher 3, and spent an inordinate amount of time seeing if we could make Geralt ride his horse up a flight of stairs.

Answer: yes, but we couldn't get it to make a 90-degree turn or go back down again so we abandoned the horse to respawn later.

Also Toby is still getting used to the controls for this game, so Geralt is reminiscent of Murderface in the way he bangs into walls, and he just ran a lady off the road with his horse.

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Aimed and shamed!

Oh that's a head on a pike. I was Awesome! He's not moving! But, crap.

No no stay there stop moving. Damn.

Yes! That was a head shot! That was a helluva head shot!

Are these guys still pissed off at me? Of course they are. Yeah, nobody here but us chickens, Steve.

Oh fine, leg, leg, arm, arm, you're not going to survive that long.

(aiming) Oh...just your gun arm.



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In the last episode, Murderface bought himself a house! Today, he takes up an additional line of work when he stumbles onto murder most dire and is tasked with investigating it. Because he’s so good at figuring stuff out.

Also: an ethical dilemma!
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Toby: Huh, the settlers at the Red Rocket are mad at me. Wonder why?

Me: They were probably attacked and now someone's dead because you didn't leave any fusion cores so they couldn't use the power armor.

Toby: It's *my* power armor! I don't want to clean it out after some wastelander leaves their stank in it! These people don't take showers!

Me: Who built the settlement? It's your fault they don't take showers!

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