MadCast: RedJustice

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  1. Intro: mcjagger

    Ahaha, this was a great intro. Appreciate your sense of humor and hope to say hello on Discord soon! Welcome to MadCats MadCast.
  2. MadCast Townhall 10.01.2018

    We will be holding a discussion about mentors, so please be sure to drop in to Townhall in a few hours!
  3. MadCast Townhall 10.01.2018

    This is tonight!!
  4. MadCast Townhalll

    MadCast Town Halls are meetings where representatives from current games branches and general administration will be present to give reports and answer questions from the community. In addition, senior admins will be available and opportunities will be given for FMs and candidates to ask questions or express input about MadCast's game offerings, administrative policy, and other matters of concern.
  5. MadCast Townhall 10.01.2018

    MadCast Town Halls are meetings where representatives from current games branches and general administration will be present to give reports and answer questions from the community. The next Town Hall will be in our Discord October 1, 2018 @ 9PM EST. In addition, senior admins will be available and opportunities will be given for FMs and candidates to ask questions or express input about MadCast's game offerings, administrative policy, and other matters of concern.
  6. Intro: Wazap

    Ohey, it was nice playing games with you the other day. BLASPHEMY!
  7. Pictionary Tuesday 9-11-2018

    I will be there.
  8. MadCast Welcomes: TikiSoCheeky

    Permissions and name updated. As a reminder, name changes are a limited privilege. Welcome again!
  9. @TikiSoCheeky has received the necessary votes and is now a Full Member of MadCast. Please join me in welcoming our newest FM: MadCast: TikiSoCheeky TikiSoCheeky, you have 10 days to reply that you have read and agree to the Terms of Full Membership. Your permissions will then be updated and your transition to full membership will be complete. Congratulations!
  10. Cards against Humanity on Friday!

    I'd be up for this coming Friday, but the following weekend, Baal will be in town so, I'll be getting into trouble with him.
  11. MadCast Promotes: Support Welfare

    MadCast: Support Welfare has applied to become a RFM and successfully garnered the 75% vote required and has thus earned RFM status. Please join me in congratulating MadCast: Support Welfare as our newest addition to the admin ranks. @MadCast: Support Welfare, Please Grab Your Hammer and Make Your Way Here. Congratulations!
  12. RFM Application: Support Welfare

    Thank you for application and for throwing your hat in the ring to be a mentor as well.
  13. Intro - Apoznaxaa

    Apoz!!!!! Welcome back. How long do you have on your degree now?
  14. Apocalypse World Play By Post

    "Eliza, do you think you could rig up something bright, like for example, a flashbang grenade times 1000? If we could start the battle with a distraction and give myself some sort of view on the field, I can run overwatch and pick people off during the fight, then hunt for our HVT Mark. Also, do we have any sort of radio or communications, how do y'all communicate during fights nowadays?" "Of course we have radios," said Stab-happy Stav-goon. "Yeah, but they don't work too good 'cept for close range." Wheeler gnawed off another chunk of jerky and looked at Eliza with expectant curiosity, "How long's it gonna take you, Eliza?" Eliza pondered. A pinpoint of pain was starting deep behind her nose in her sinuses. She wished there was time for a nap. "I need Nela's truck. And the rifle." She pointed at the fraying rope to her right. "I'll be in the shop. Use the bell." As Wheeler, Chris, and Stab-happy Stav-goon conferred about who would run which errand, Eliza retreated to her shop. The smell of wood shavings and biofuel welcomed her. It was too dark to see, but the shop was home, and she made her way confidently to the small generator next to the support pillar in the middle. With a rumble and a pop, two halogen work lights came to life in the rafters, casting harsh shadows and yellow light across the dirt and stained concrete slab that formed her floor. Years back, Eliza had accidentally discovered that some metals burn, not melt. Ever since she checked filings to see if they would burn before deeming metal scrap safe to use for projects. Behind the shop was a collection of bicycle frames, rims, water heater rods, and a twisted steering column from an old wreck that burned painfully bright and dangerous. She'd never had a use for them before, but tonight seemed like the perfect opportunity. She filled an old bag with coal from one of the bins along the back wall and dumped a collection of sprockets and roller chains out of the bottom of a cut-off steel drum. Tomorrow she'd find a new home for them. The coal and her propane torch went into the drum. Eliza looked over the contents of her tool belt and cast her eyes around the shop for anything she might be missing. Ties for the scrap. After digging through the lower cabinets of her work desk on hands and knees for a few minutes, she added a packet of looped end wire shafts salvaged from some fishing store to the drum, and lugged it outside to the gate. She hauled three wheelbarrows full of scrap from her junk pile to the gate before she heard Nela's truck choking its way up the hill from town. Time to move then. She added a few bricks and cinderblocks to the wheelbarrow alongside the steering column and the water heater rods that weren't brittle enough to snap. Out front, the bell clanked impatiently. "Eliza?" With a grunt she lifted the wheelbarrow and rolled towards the front of the yard. Chris was standing inside the gate holding Stav's sniper rifle. Eliza dropped the wheelbarrow at the gate and waved her hand over the pile of scrap and steel drum. "In the truck." Before either of them responded, she lifted the rifle out of Chris's hands, and walked back to the shop. Guns were not particularly interesting to her, but plenty of them crossed her workbench. Most of them just needed a good cleaning and a little WD-40. Eliza set the gun down on her work table and pulled up her stool. The gun was old, but clean of dirt and rust. She checked to make sure the chamber was empty and then pulled on the bolt. It didn't budge. An experimental wiggle failed to loosen it, so she removed the scope and lifted out the bolt. She unscrewed the shroud from the body and the extractor clattered across her table onto the floor. The problem was immediately obvious; some fool had failed to properly compress the retainer collar, which was now facing the wrong way around the bolt action. After recovering the extractor, Eliza rotated the collar around the bolt, pinching it tightly in place with a pair of pliers. With a bit of pressure, the extractor slid onto the collar, and she quickly reassembled the rest of the action. A quick check confirmed the bolt slid open and closed with a quiet click. Good. She turned off the generator, and crossed the yard to Wheeler and Chris, who were sitting on the tail gate of the loaded truck, waiting for her. "Alright. Let's go." She handed Chris the rifle and clamored up into the back of the truck.
  15. Self Care: Let's Talk About Mental Illness

    I'm glad to see so many people feel comfortable discussing their experience with mental health issues, either personally or with others they care about. Unfortunately, our society does a bad job having conversations about it, especially considering how ubiquitous it is. I won't go into detail about any of my own challenges, but I was interested in talking about that self-care portion of the thread title. Over the years I have developed my own coping techniques. I think a lot of advice I read online or in books wasn't very helpful to me when I first started trying to figure out how to better take care of myself. What I've learned is that broad generalities simultaneously make advice correct and unhelpful (i.e. 'communication is the key to a good relationship'). Here are some things that might be helpful if you are trying to figure out specific things that work for you: During college I was very physically ill and dealing with chronic pain. One of the things my aunt encouraged me to do was to keep a daily journal rating how I bad my pain was in different parts of my body, my tiredness, my alertness, etc on a 1-10 scale. This had the combined affect of making me more mindful and giving me a way to measure patterns and make associations between my activities and symptoms. I now track other things like my weight, resting heart rate, time asleep, steps, etc. I've been able to see how changes I make to my lifestyle affect me physically and mentally, and I'm a lot better at taking preemptive care of myself. I'd encourage everyone to explore this concept of tracking some aspect of your health on a daily basis. Triggers and repetition are powerful. Use them to your advantage. I tend to use particular songs or playlists as a mental trigger for different activities. I will play the same song on repeat for hours! For example, I use the exact same song now for meditating that I used 8 years ago (Sea & Silence - Deuter). It is really easy for me to drop my heart rate as soon as it starts playing. I also noticed that smell can have a big affect on my mood (certain smells make me feel happy or calm or energetic, etc), so I try to choose accordingly with perfume, candles, lotions, shampoo, etc. Finally, early on I made a mistake of trying to follow general audience advice that I knew would not work for me. For example, I weigh myself twice daily and do not count calories. Most advice suggests I do the opposite, but it does not work for me. Conventional wisdom is worth considering, but if you know it doesn't work for you, it's okay. Nothing is wrong with you; you don't need to try to force yourself to do something just because it's the recommended approach. Everyone is different.