One of my history professors is this scarily intense German guy, and today we were talking about the peer reviewing process and how vicious some academics can get, so I casually asked him what the worst review he’d ever received was.
He became very stony-faced, looked off into the distance and said, completely deadpan and in his thick accent:
Continuing my Adventure Zone art shenanigans, because you all had such a lovely response to my Taako design! I know I said I was going to draw Angus next, but when I sat down to sketch last night I had a song in my heart. And that song was the Fantasy Costco theme, so ya’ll are getting Garfield instead. Haha! I am absolutely one of the people who can’t help but see Garfield as a cat, but as much as the “necromancer lasagna cat” makes me laugh, I wanted to actually design a specific character for him. Because I am terribly fascinated by Garfield’s character and ngl every time he comes around I laugh so much. Good good weird creepy cat wizard man.
my bf confronted me last night because i keep saying embarrassing shit like “cool beans” and “i goofed” and he picks it up from me, and yesterday he sent an email to his supervisor with “aw beans” in the email, and now he’s getting mocked in his lab for being an old man
Context: I’m the DM for a four-man party. During their adventuring in an abandoned town, they find a newspaper, and our barbarian-like character (semi-homebrew, but “barbarian” is an apt description for simplicity) decides to read it. I planned for them to find useful information on it, so I go along with this. For the record, in a previous session, the barbarian had successfully decoded a note in a foreign language, which led to the decision he was fluent in said language.
DM: Roll Perception to see what useful information you find.
Barbarian: …nat 1.
DM: …you look over the newspaper before realizing you’re illiterate.
The others laugh, pointing out the foreign note he read earlier and the contradiction there.
DM: You know what, I’ll be nice. Roll again to see if you were just holding the paper upside-down.
DM: Yeah, nope, you are illiterate. But only in your first language.