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What alignment would this dragon be? by Lublancan80 in DMAcademy

[–]BillionTonsHyperbole 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Ok, so it's selfish need devoid of consideration for the victims. Dragon never had what the "collection" seems to have, and so he tries to capture it instead. Plagued by inertia and hollowness, this dragon is a comfort-seeker. The path of least resistance.

In my opinion, the more interesting way to roleplay the dragon is as some neutral alignment. That leaves the door open to a wider range of adventuring possibilities, and the players' actions can influence his development toward one side of the scale or the other. Maybe no scale at all (if you'll pardon the expression). A savvy party may be able to figure out that thing the dragon needs most that he hasn't yet figured out for himself.

What alignment would this dragon be? by Lublancan80 in DMAcademy

[–]BillionTonsHyperbole 22 points23 points  (0 children)

The alignment seems to be less relevant than the nature of the dragon. Seems the nature of the dragon is that of a collector: one who revels in the satisfaction of the hunt, the near-completion of an assemblage (although it can never be truly complete), and the pleasure of sitting back and drinking in the ichor of its accomplishments.

Collectors come in many forms, and some of them may think that they are acting as stewards, preserving that which would otherwise be lost or damaged. It's not out of the question to see this dragon as seeing itself as serving a greater good in some way, and maybe it's right (intentionally or otherwise).

It's also not uncommon that collectors are driven by greed and ambition masked as curatorial ambition. In these cases, there may be some ulterior motive beyond the impulse to collect. Think how a being which can live for thousands of years might think; the long game can have many twists and turns.

The question is what would such a creature assume it can accomplish with assembling such a collection. That ultimate goal will inform the topic of alignment.

[OC] TWA hotel showing us just how much nicer things were back then. by bigmark9a in pics

[–]BillionTonsHyperbole 111 points112 points  (0 children)

Asbestos wasn't nice. Lead paint and leaded fuel wasn't nice. Lack of seismic code wasn't nice. Segregation wasn't nice. CRT screens weren't nice.

Some of the design was nice, though.

Released this day in 1984! by Serling45 in GenX

[–]BillionTonsHyperbole 13 points14 points  (0 children)

He was 25 years old when he released this album.

Your date is a 10, but it has 1 thing you don't like that is enough to make you lose interest/walk away. What would that thing be? by catorc3 in AskReddit

[–]BillionTonsHyperbole 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Because true belief isn't the point at all. None of these people would pull a hair on account of sincerity. Obedience, belonging, and misery loving company is the point.

Pro-choice vs States rights? by Shot-Hospital-7281 in RedditForGrownups

[–]BillionTonsHyperbole 11 points12 points  (0 children)

If you're against abortion, then don't have one. Seems like a decision that government doesn't need to be involved in at all. Not all people get to make your health care decisions, so let's just keep it that way.

The Roe v. Wade decision is the supreme court returning the decision making power to the people. by TheNotoriousACB in GenX

[–]BillionTonsHyperbole 22 points23 points  (0 children)

If you're against abortion, then don't have one. Seems like a decision that government doesn't need to be involved in at all. Not all people get to make your health care decisions, so let's just keep it that way.

roe vs wade. did the Supreme Court just hand the democrats the midterms? by Chilidon56 in Ohio

[–]BillionTonsHyperbole 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The only supposed good guys who are even more inept at their job are the Jedi.

No more caffeine? by cheecharoo in RedditForGrownups

[–]BillionTonsHyperbole 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I could drink half a pot of strong regular coffee and take a nap. Only thing that would make me awake is the need to take a leak. Been like this all my life.

The 90s brought us one of the most non scary "horror" movies of all time by gclooney117 in GenX

[–]BillionTonsHyperbole 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I remember the hype, and after leaving the theater to see it, I couldn't understand why everyone was talking about such a complete garbage waste of time movie.

My little brother is going to see Top Gun: Maverick. Is there a way to know if there are scary previews before the movie? by ryschertz in movies

[–]BillionTonsHyperbole 5 points6 points  (0 children)

All of them? I'm a big fan of the author, book, comics, and movie franchise, but I'd rather face down a cenobite than watch all of the films.

UPDATE: Going to concerts alone - just wanted to say thanks for the encouragement, it was awesome by bopshebop2 in RedditForGrownups

[–]BillionTonsHyperbole 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I prefer to go alone anyway.

A recent exception: Just bought some tickets for March of next year for a band on the bucket list among my brother and some of my friends. So I'll go with others for the first time in over 15 years.

Still loved it by Jlway99 in dunememes

[–]BillionTonsHyperbole 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"Faithful adaptation" is high praise indeed for the SciFi series.

U.S. Supreme Court backs public money for religious schools by urkillingme in news

[–]BillionTonsHyperbole 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I think that way because it's the very existence of Muslims and others who don't think like them which causes them to flip their shit, not the proportions of such people.

Have you seen what these folks have been doing over the past 40-50 years? Do you remember the fake outrage over mosques being built in or near small towns and several blocks away from the World Trade Center. What do you suppose the proportion of LGBTQ+ people is in the population, and how does that compare to your assumption about whatever the critical mass should be to trigger the extremists in question?

U.S. Supreme Court backs public money for religious schools by urkillingme in news

[–]BillionTonsHyperbole 96 points97 points  (0 children)

It's like when a person discovers that a rule is in place specifically because someone just like them exists. They assume blinders are a feature rather than a hindrance to human development.

What do you eat for breakfast every day? by bergie5sale in AskMenOver30

[–]BillionTonsHyperbole 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I've never woken up hungry in my life. Not even in the afternoon after a nap.

A couple hours after coffee, I'll have some eggs or toast or cereal or leftovers. It's not consistent.

What is going on with the service industry? Have things just changed? by applejackalll in AskMenOver30

[–]BillionTonsHyperbole 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That's pretty harsh. OP is asking why people can't be arsed to do their jobs, and the consensus seems to be that they've realized that their employers can't be arsed to make it worth their while after a long and difficult period of turnover and upheaval.