If you have a rep on this committee, please call them and ask them to put America’s national security before their own Republican party interests. If you don’t have a rep on the committee, do like I did and call the direct line to say the same thing. The people who answer the representatives’ phones are super kind, they never argue, they only kindly take your message and pass it along. Here’s a quick script, and some handy-dandy phone numbers too!
“I am a constituent in Representative’s [name] district. I would like to insist that he/she support the Resolution Of Inquiry introduced by Representative Nadler seeking key info on the Administration’s business conflicts and Russian ties. It is essential to our democracy that elected officials and their staff be held to the highest possible ethical standards. Furthermore, the Constitution has an Emoluments Clause for the specific purpose of preventing foreign governments from asserting undue influence on the President. Please demonstrate your patriotism by supporting this and any similar resolutions. Thank you.”
Me, explaining to an elderly couple how I fixed their internet: So the internet comes into your house via a cable, right? And what happens is the cable goes into that box - the router - and the router puts the internet into the air - like a perfume spritzer. The problem is, your cable is old and has broken at one end so the internet is struggling to get into the box, so I just put in a new cable, and now the internet is back in the air again and your kindle can pick it up.
This is something I learned was going on some time ago and it came to my attention today that it has continued. It disheartened me to the point I felt the need to make an attempt to address it.
Myself and those I rp with are fortunate to have a great number of followers who enjoy our roleplay and writing. However, I am aware that there are others being subjected to unjust and unfair comparison.
I cannot and will not condone this behavior. If you do not enjoy a player’s roleplaying, that does not give cause to abuse the privilege of anonymity to put down, attack or harass them. Roleplay is a hobby and is done for the player’s own enjoyment before anyone else’s.
Many of us do strive to improve our writing and characterization and are open to hearing out constructive, thoughtful and fair criticism. If you cannot offer a player this, the unfollow button is just as easy to find as the ask button. Please consider using it instead, leaving the player to enjoy their hobby in peace.
i was on the road for 9 hours today with my mom to go to my optometrist back where i used to go to school, and we went through a bunch of weird small towns instead of just taking the interstate. one of the strange old towns had a cafe inside an antique store. it was really cute, and run by a kind looking elderly man, and the flavors of coffees he had was pretty impressive considering the town had a population of, like, 8.
so i order a white chocolate mocha. this little old man says, “this will be the best coffee you ever had!”. Like holy shit. is this guy for real did we just discover some legendary coffee master in the shithole town.
so i wander around the antique store and look at the weird furniture and silverware collections and all that, then go back to the front. the guy gives me a big grin like the nicest grandpa in the world and says, “I hope this is the best coffee you ever have!”.
this cup of coffee. tasted like hot water mixed with mustard and dust. I thought maybe it was just the first sip. But holy shit it was SO fucking BAD i couldn’t even believe it. my mom asked for caramel in hers but it was some Mystery Disaster flavor as well. Of course we didn’t realize this until a little while after we left but holy fuck it was just. awful. at least on the way back we had a really nice lunch