|
Your continuous donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » General Forums » Off-Topic » Cleve's long lost relative?

Default Cleve's long lost relative?

January 9th, 2013, 03:09
What do you tell a female dictator with two black eyes?…. Nothing. She's already been told twice.
JDR13 is online now

JDR13

JDR13's Avatar
SasqWatch

#21

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Florida, US
Posts: 17,666

Default 

January 9th, 2013, 10:15
Originally Posted by BillSeurer View Post
Pibbur is the first one going down when we take over!


pibbur who is even more amused

19

d++a58e++TU4567'!S'!89!A!WM!LuC++++u+++uF+++nR——nS ++++wC—-o++++wS——uLB++++
pibbur who is offline

pibbur who

pibbur who's Avatar
Number 13

#22

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Bergen, Norway
Posts: 930

Default 

January 9th, 2013, 10:20
It's probably because I'm not married, but something about a female dictator…..

Appeals to me.
DArtagnan is offline

DArtagnan

DArtagnan's Avatar
Waste of potential

#23

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Denmark
Posts: 14,180

Default 

January 9th, 2013, 11:13
Yeah, like you said in the other thread, get yourself a gf and you'll change your mind
Pladio is offline

Pladio

Pladio's Avatar
Guardian of Nonsense
RPGWatch Donor

#24

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London, uk
Posts: 3,081
Send a message via MSN to Pladio

Default 

January 9th, 2013, 11:17
Step 1 - Get back in shape, emotionally and physically.
Step 2 - Get new GF.

When I'm in a relationship - we both end up enjoying ourselves too much in terms of food/candy/snacks and what not, and since they apparently don't last forever - I have to build everything up again once it's over. Also, I invest a LOT emotionally - once I finally let someone inside, so it's a rough phase.

What can I say, I'm a comfort maniac. Let's see if history has to repeat itself next time….
DArtagnan is offline

DArtagnan

DArtagnan's Avatar
Waste of potential

#25

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Denmark
Posts: 14,180

Default 

January 9th, 2013, 11:34
Maybe having a dictator gf will make you eat less snacks and have to clean the house more, plus she will make sure you retain that six-pack
Pladio is offline

Pladio

Pladio's Avatar
Guardian of Nonsense
RPGWatch Donor

#26

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London, uk
Posts: 3,081
Send a message via MSN to Pladio

Default 

January 9th, 2013, 11:37
Originally Posted by Pladio View Post
Maybe having a dictator gf will make you eat less snacks and have to clean the house more, plus she will make sure you retain that six-pack
Would be nice - but I find that I'm usually more the one in the dominant role than I want to be.

I see all these guys in long-term relationships that make it work by letting themselves be dictated - so why the HELL doesn't it work the other way around? Hehe

In bed, however, it would be kinda interesting to reverse that
DArtagnan is offline

DArtagnan

DArtagnan's Avatar
Waste of potential

#27

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Denmark
Posts: 14,180

Default 

January 9th, 2013, 11:58
You can dictate if you buy her a car, a house, clothes, bring her out to dinner,…, get her roses, massages,…
Pladio is offline

Pladio

Pladio's Avatar
Guardian of Nonsense
RPGWatch Donor

#28

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London, uk
Posts: 3,081
Send a message via MSN to Pladio

Default 

January 9th, 2013, 12:06
I'd rather not dictate anyone, frankly.

I'm not quite sure why it ends up that way, but I think it has to do with me being very much aware of my limits and what I consider a reasonable way to communicate and compromise - and I'm the sort of person who shuts down my emotions when there's a conflict. In my experience, most women are ruled by their emotions when there's a conflict - and that gives me the edge in terms of having the rational position.

Unfortunately, that "edge" doesn't seem to do anyone any good - and the girl ends up agreeing to something she doesn't actually want - or she doesn't think my compromise is fair - even if she can't point out why.

I've learned the hard way that compromise is essential to any relationship - but it seems I've yet to learn how to read minds and how to successfully avoid forcing people to do something they don't want to do. Language is a great barrier - unfortunately.

Hehe, didn't mean to turn this into a serious thing

Sorry!
DArtagnan is offline

DArtagnan

DArtagnan's Avatar
Waste of potential

#29

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Denmark
Posts: 14,180

Default 

January 9th, 2013, 12:19
No problem. I know that I'm right sometimes and I usually win the rational argument too, but it's sometimes better to let go in fights and let her have her way. Even if it doesn't make much sense. During the heat of the moment, you get angry and say things it's better to avoid. I later up explain my side of things when things have cooled down a bit.

Seems to work so far. I don't mind giving ground on things, because I think she is more important than the argument about what car is better or whether or not she should spend on dresses even though she has 100s of them. (These aren't real fights but to demonstrate that they're unworthy of the fight)
Pladio is offline

Pladio

Pladio's Avatar
Guardian of Nonsense
RPGWatch Donor

#30

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London, uk
Posts: 3,081
Send a message via MSN to Pladio

Default 

January 9th, 2013, 12:33
Originally Posted by Pladio View Post
No problem. I know that I'm right sometimes and I usually win the rational argument too, but it's sometimes better to let go in fights and let her have her way. Even if it doesn't make much sense. During the heat of the moment, you get angry and say things it's better to avoid. I later up explain my side of things when things have cooled down a bit.

Seems to work so far. I don't mind giving ground on things, because I think she is more important than the argument about what car is better or whether or not she should spend on dresses even though she has 100s of them. (These aren't real fights but to demonstrate that they're unworthy of the fight)
Yeah, I understand your position - and it's a healthy one. Usually, my arguments are not about money - because I don't care. Except if it's a serious threat to our combined financial security, or if things are too unevenly balanced.

I tend to separate things very rigidly - and I rarely get too personal (well, not on purpose) or emotional when I'm having a debate. This is often perceived as coldness or as a lack of investment - when in fact it's quite the opposite. I just believe strongly in a rational approach to any conflict - and not an emotional one.

I find that conflicts tend to confuse issues - and it's my experience that there's usually an emotional imbalance in a relationship if the "small things" grow into larger things. So, most conflicts are really not about any given detail - but about an overall sensation of an uneven power distribution or emotional dependency. I invest a hell of a lot emotionally - but it doesn't always register on the outside. I think that's one of my big issues - that I'm way too good at shutting down my emotions, especially when I think they might cause me to behave unfairly towards another person. Which has the opposite effect - because then I don't seem emotionally invested or I seem as if I don't really care.

Not healthy, I guess….
DArtagnan is offline

DArtagnan

DArtagnan's Avatar
Waste of potential

#31

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Denmark
Posts: 14,180

Default 

January 9th, 2013, 13:07
This thread sure has taken a few interesting turns!
GhanBuriGhan is offline

GhanBuriGhan

GhanBuriGhan's Avatar
Wose extraordinaire

#32

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 3,466

Default 

January 9th, 2013, 15:38
DA, here:

A couple was celebrating their golden wedding anniversary on the beaches
in Montego Bay , Jamaica . Their domestic tranquility had long been the
talk of the town. People would say, "What a peaceful & loving couple".

The local newspaper reporter was inquiring as to the secret of their
long and happy marriage.

The Husband replied: "Well, it dates back to our honeymoon in America ,"
explained the man. "We visited the Grand Canyon, in Arizona , and took a
trip down to the bottom of the canyon by horse. We hadn't gone too far
when my wife's horse stumbled and she almost fell off. My wife looked
down at the horse and quietly said, 'That's once.'

"We proceeded a little further her and horse stumbled again. Once more
my wife quietly said, 'That's twice.'

"We hadn't gone a half-mile when the horse stumbled for the third time.
My wife quietly removed a revolver from her purse and shot the horse
dead.

I SHOUTED at her, 'What's wrong with you, Woman?! Why did you shoot the
poor animal like that? Are you friggin crazy!?' She looked at ME, and
quietly said, 'That's once.'

"And from that moment…..we have lived happily every after."
Pladio is offline

Pladio

Pladio's Avatar
Guardian of Nonsense
RPGWatch Donor

#33

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London, uk
Posts: 3,081
Send a message via MSN to Pladio

Default 

January 9th, 2013, 19:50
Originally Posted by Pladio View Post
DA, here:

A couple was celebrating their golden wedding anniversary on the beaches
in Montego Bay , Jamaica . Their domestic tranquility had long been the
talk of the town. People would say, "What a peaceful & loving couple".

The local newspaper reporter was inquiring as to the secret of their
long and happy marriage.

The Husband replied: "Well, it dates back to our honeymoon in America ,"
explained the man. "We visited the Grand Canyon, in Arizona , and took a
trip down to the bottom of the canyon by horse. We hadn't gone too far
when my wife's horse stumbled and she almost fell off. My wife looked
down at the horse and quietly said, 'That's once.'

"We proceeded a little further her and horse stumbled again. Once more
my wife quietly said, 'That's twice.'

"We hadn't gone a half-mile when the horse stumbled for the third time.
My wife quietly removed a revolver from her purse and shot the horse
dead.

I SHOUTED at her, 'What's wrong with you, Woman?! Why did you shoot the
poor animal like that? Are you friggin crazy!?' She looked at ME, and
quietly said, 'That's once.'

"And from that moment…..we have lived happily every after."
Hehe, I know that joke - but it's still amusing

Thanks for trying to cheer me up….
DArtagnan is offline

DArtagnan

DArtagnan's Avatar
Waste of potential

#34

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Denmark
Posts: 14,180

Default 

January 9th, 2013, 23:00
DA, you must realise one basic thing!!!!! Women are NOT rational!!!!!!!!!! They do NOT respond to rational thinking, but as you have already noted are totally emotional. The second thing to learn is that you will NEVER,EVER,EVER in a BILLION years understand even 1% of how a female mind works!! Every married man here will totally agree with me.

If God said it, then that settles it!!

Editor@RPGWatch
Corwin is offline

Corwin

Corwin's Avatar
On The Razorblade of Life
RPGWatch Team

#35

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 10,387
Send a message via Skype™ to Corwin

Default 

January 10th, 2013, 00:19
"Female mind"? Sounds like an oxymoron to me.
*glancing over shoulder to make sure Mrs dte isn't looking*

Sorry. No pearls of wisdom in this oyster.
Dallas Cowboys: *sigh* / / Detroit Red Wings: Took injuries to see them, but how about them youngsters!
dteowner is offline

dteowner

dteowner's Avatar
Shoegazer

#36

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 11,272

Default 

January 10th, 2013, 16:44
Cleve and this guy need to understand that the only way they can achieve something is with other people. If you have a 200 IQ and behave like a douchebag towards everyone, no chance your Theory of All will be even considered. Someone with a non made up IQ and no Theory of All in his pocket, but with great people skills, is likely to achieve more than Cleve.

This is the reason why nobody joined Cleve in his endouver to make a best RPG ever during his time as a minimum salaried employee, even though he apparently did everything. This is how his co workers describe him:

http://jaggedalliance.wikia.com/wiki/Calvin_Barkmore

This quote shows that Cleve attempted to recruit his co workers for the Grimoire. If he would have acted as a human being, he might have had a chance at his own company:

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/7668/calvin5py3.jpg
Last edited by The Walkin' Dude; January 10th, 2013 at 16:56.
The Walkin' Dude is offline

The Walkin' Dude

The Walkin' Dude's Avatar
Watcher of the Keep

#37

Join Date: May 2008
Location: A pretty boring place, not much to say
Posts: 77

Default 

January 10th, 2013, 22:28
Originally Posted by Corwin View Post
DA, you must realise one basic thing!!!!! Women are NOT rational!!!!!!!!!! They do NOT respond to rational thinking, but as you have already noted are totally emotional. The second thing to learn is that you will NEVER,EVER,EVER in a BILLION years understand even 1% of how a female mind works!! Every married man here will totally agree with me.
Heck, I know it and I'm not married!

On an odd note, there's a girl up here at work that'd be perfect for you D'art. Very much into being the dominant one.

It was the night before Hogswatch…

I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity - Edgar Allan Poe
azraelck is offline

azraelck

azraelck's Avatar
Me Grimlock

#38

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: In the Middle of Nowhere
Posts: 1,799
Send a message via AIM to azraelck Send a message via MSN to azraelck Send a message via Yahoo to azraelck Send a message via Skype™ to azraelck

Default 

January 10th, 2013, 22:58
Heck, I know it and I'm not married!

Yeah, but you hang around with Jo and Cm!!

If God said it, then that settles it!!

Editor@RPGWatch
Corwin is offline

Corwin

Corwin's Avatar
On The Razorblade of Life
RPGWatch Team

#39

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 10,387
Send a message via Skype™ to Corwin

Default 

January 10th, 2013, 23:07
Originally Posted by dteowner View Post
"Female mind"? Sounds like an oxymoron to me.
*glancing over shoulder to make sure Mrs dte isn't looking*
CM Looks at Dte with Mrs Dtes email address in the send bar……………….

Bart and Corwin should just admit that when it gets down to it, I will have the final say.
Cm is offline

Cm

Cm's Avatar
Sentinel of Light

#40

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Missouri USA
Posts: 2,097
Send a message via Skype™ to Cm
RPGWatch Forums » General Forums » Off-Topic » Cleve's long lost relative?
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:29.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright by RPGWatch