Chad Perrin: SOB

1 February 2010

I don’t know what came over me.

Filed under: Geek,inanity,RPG — apotheon @ 07:59

I’ve been running a PRPG campaign via IM chats once a week, using Paizo’s Legacy of Fire Adventure Path. We haven’t gotten far yet — too much actual roleplaying has gotten in the way of actual progress through the AP (much to the delight of n8, a player who was amongst the recurring members of my gaming group back in the early ’90s and has been a friend of mine since the ’80s). Um. Right. Onward, to the point.

So, anyway, as I was going through logs from last week’s session in preparation for this week’s, I found some amusing little exchanges over which I had a chuckle, and one in particular that boggled my mind.

Setting the scene: It took us (no shit) 31 minutes and 49 seconds of fucking around with Pidgin to get a chat session working. Once we finally got one working so everybody could participate in the game, it was apparently too late — I had already lost my tenuous hold on sanity. This is what I said (names changed to protect the guilty):

(21:34:50) n8 entered the room.

(21:34:50) SigO entered the room.

(21:34:50) @ entered the room.

(21:34:56) @: fucking fuckfuck the fuck

(21:35:24) @: Someone on the Pidgin team needs to die by soaking in strong vinegar.

(21:35:31) n8: agreed!!

(21:36:21) @: SigO informs me there’s a Pidgin chat bug that might pertain to this problem that has been around for three years without getting any attention from those sea cucumber fuckers.

(21:36:34) @: “The Sea Cucumber: Nature’s Pocket Pussy”

(21:37:03) @: I imagine they probably said “That’s how it’s supposed to work. You’re just too stupid to appreciate its beauty and utility.”

I got over it in time to run the session, though.

“Nature’s Pocket Pussy”? What the hell was I thinking?

How does someone die by soaking in strong vinegar, anyway?

I’m biting my nails in anticipation of the day a decent multiprotocol IM client with a development team that wasn’t born with too many chromosomes in its collective rectum actually supports OTR encryption across the board so I can stop using Pidgin. I’m half-expecting the Pidgin team to somehow permanently break compatibility with the OTR plugin first, though. Well . . . I guess that’ll be one way to get me to switch to a different IM client.


  1. whoa, strong language there.

    Problems with Pidgin’s group chat function? I’ve never had a problem with it and I’ve joined Jabber conference rooms and MSN group chats. Oddness.

    Comment by Joseph A nagy Jr — 2 February 2010 @ 08:33

  2. I just laughed my ass off… mostly though because of the three lines directly after the chat log. Awesome. Hagakure mentions being “boiled in soy sauce” as a method of torture – you could go with that if you really wanted.

    Comment by Chronofied — 4 February 2010 @ 12:28

  3. Hagakure is one of those books I want to read eventually (in translation, most likely — though at the rate I’m getting to it, maybe I’ll be able to read Nihongo by then). I’ll have to consider the relative benefits of boiling in soy sauce and soaking in vinegar.

    Thanks for commenting, Chronofied, and welcome to SOB.

    Comment by apotheon — 4 February 2010 @ 03:27

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