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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: October 10, 2017, 09:38:24 AM »
Basically why I get so many friend requests during the gauntlet: I set Klein as my leader and there are few units he can't destroy by himself. (This could have been you, Takumi, but no, you just won't let yourself be summoned!)

Oh, hey, maybe we could add eachother as friends? My ID is 3472130780. Fae is going to be served up as fried chicken, and I'm going to switch to Ninian after that.

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: October 10, 2017, 08:14:21 AM »
I don't think Sophia even has much of an army here. After one hour, F!Corrin's score was over 5X the amount of Sophia's score.

That's nothing compared to Fae. Ninian is enjoying a very rare bonus round right now and if calculations are correct, Fae's going to get ten bonus hours straight just to catch up.

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 09, 2017, 04:22:37 PM » that's not what I felt. I meant I felt some pain. Especially the time that I'm pretty sure they hit my gums instead of my teeth. >.> Then again, my body processes chemicals weird or something. I was pretty much up on my feet the moment they took the IV out of me. And the most recent time I had local anesthetic, I couldn't move my lower lip for fourish hours but I could still feel pain when my dentist was prepping to fill the cavities. Might have been lessened, I dunno, but I did still feel it.

That sucks, but it's not typical, fortunately. I do kinda get where you're coming from, though. Meds just don't work entirely right for some people. In my case it's like medication has too much of an effect, mostly side effects. That ibuprofen I mentioned? At the recommended dose, I was having trouble sitting up for more than a minute or so. I cut it in half the next day and switched to a minimum amount of paracetamol the day after.

Have you ever mentioned this problem to your dentist? They always ask me if the local anesthetic is working before they start and tell me to raise my hand if I notice later on it isn't doing its job.

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 09, 2017, 01:10:19 PM »

People coming at my teeth with drills is honestly nightmare material for me. I still go to the dentist, but every time it's an anxiety ridden affair and I don't sleep the night before. I guess it's a phobia.

That sucks. In my case it's the social aspect of it that can keep me up at night. For instance, I barely remember the people who work at the dentist's office, but they all seem to know my name and talk to me as if I see them several times a month. Not to mention that they sometimes try to engage in conversation while their hands I dunno how many tools are in my mouth. Really, what do they expect?

Hospitals are worse, because I usually have no idea what to expect (and I'm terrible at unexpected social interactions). The people who work there are either professionally indifferent or caring to the point it hurts. The first time I gave blood, the nurses and other volunteers kept bringing me tea and other things to drink. They kept saying it's important to stay hydrated and I had a hard time saying no because they kept insisting and I ended up drinking something like 1,5l in less than an hour. Not to mention the waiting room... Some people become really talktive while waiting, and I get it, for some it's a way to deal with stress, others (especially the elderly) are lonely and see a chance to get some attention, but... please leave me alone!

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: October 09, 2017, 11:32:51 AM »
True. Biggest surprise here was Sophia and it really feels like she was added because IS thought they didn't have anything more worthwhile.

... Let's just be glad they didn't turn this in a Nohr versus Hoshido thing...

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: October 09, 2017, 10:35:25 AM »
Wow, it's happy hour every hour for poor Fae... Oh well, I don't mind Ninian winning as long as the other two blue dragons lose. (But I'm still a little sour they didn't include Soren. I mean, sure, he would have lost spectacularly, because while he may look like a waifu, he isn't one unless your name is Ike, but it'd have been more fun, than I don't know, two versions of the same character x2)

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 09, 2017, 07:43:32 AM »
Well, yeah, you feel something (the pulling and the pushing), but it doesn't actually hurt. In my case the surgeon trying to get mine out literally said: "Oh... that didn't go quite as planned", but it's not as if you feel the difference. Oh, and don't worry. He quickly explained the tooth just didn't break the way he had wanted it to. Nothing bad. The main downside was that he had to use more force to get it out, leading to that stiff jaw and the whole 'I can't open my mouth far enough to actually put food in there' thing.

Aren't we all so paralyzed with fear of something going wrong that we are gripping the armrests of the chair with sweaty palms so far you lose feeling in our fingers so it's actually not possible for us to move and fuck it up? Or is that just me.

Erh... that's bad. Any idea why you feel that way? :(

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 09, 2017, 03:14:50 AM »
Eh, seems to me like you are just increasing the odds of having mishaps if you are breaking up teeth in a person's gums and they are still cognizant enough to flinch or react to the sounds they are hearing. Just seems like you are asking for the patient to fuck the procedure up accidently.

But is that something that actually happens? I mean, it's not like wisdom teeth removal isn't a common surgical procedure over here and I've never heard of it going wrong like that. The sounds aren't any worse than what you hear when you get a cavity taken care of at the dentist.

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 08, 2017, 11:53:36 AM »
Maybe it's a cultural difference? I read the removal of wisdom teeth is like an industry of its own in the US. There is a lot of money to be made, so dentists and surgeons go all out and that has become the norm. Same with prescription painkillers.

Over here the aim is to be efficient. They don't recommend removing wisdom teeth unless they pose some sort of risk. And when you do need to get it done, it's under local anesthetics. Anything more is seen as an unneccesary risk and inconvenience.

I'd maybe not be terrified of the dentist every time I go if if EU dentists offered sedation as an option.

Some dentists specialise in treating people who are afraid of the dentist and they do have sedation on the menu (for severe cases).

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 07, 2017, 01:46:40 PM »
Oh yeah, in the US they tend to go all out with the fun stuff, don't they? Over here they just stick to local anesthetic unless you're deadly afraid of the dentist. The pain isn't actually all that bad once your mouth is numb. In my case it didn't even hurt until the anesthetic wore off hours later. There's just awkward pulling and drilling and stuff. If anything, the part I hated the most was the blood. Pro-tip: put a towel over your pillow when you go to bed. Bloody drool is hard to get out of pillows.

Oh, and stock up on easy to eat foods. My tooth was in a really awkward spot and was removed with more force than my poor jaw would've liked, and it took me over a week to start eating somewhat solid foods again.

Edit: just looked it up: the total costs for the removal of that tooth were 287,30, which included x-rays and ten days worth of pain medication. (Could have saved on that last part, because the pain meds turned out to be 600mg ibuprofen. I could have just bought storebrand 300mg ones and saved like 20 on the pills and service fee.)

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 07, 2017, 09:00:22 AM »
Why is it so expensive in the US?!

I mean, yeah, I know health care facilities heavily inflate costs to take advantage of people who can pay (through insurance), I just didn't know it was that bad.
I just did some looking around on Google, and it seems the price for wisdom teeth removal varies a lot based on how the teeth come in. $3,000 seems to be on the extreme high end, so I am assuming that Agent D has four impacted wisdom teeth and is getting general anesthetic instead of just local anesthetic. Impacted teeth make the procedure take a lot longer (and probably requires higher skill due to how you remove impacted teeth).

Curious as to what you think the procedure should cost instead.

I had one impacted wisdom tooth removed by a surgeon earlier this year (local anesthetic) and it cost something like 200. (Which was covered by basic healthcare insurance.) It would have been more like 90-100 if the dentist had been able to do it.

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: October 07, 2017, 05:52:11 AM »
T_T wasn't too much of an issue after I settled on a make-shift horse emblem team consisting of 'hi, I have like 49 res' Titania, her husband Eliwood, the always supportive Priscilla and Blarblade Ursula. They were able to clear Lunatic 7 on their own most of the time. I did the bare minimum to get all the rewards and ended up at rank ~49500.

Also obtained a second Reinhardt and Chrom (both 4 star, so nothing that good there) and even more Fury/Smite fodder.

Well, Reinhardt is decent fodder and if he has good IVs, you basically won the FE lottery.

And as always (barring that one time we will not speak about, because it never happened; NEVER HAPPENED!!! >:E ), I'll be backing the obvious winner of F!Corrin for the sake of my sanity and the extra 1500 Feathers (especially since this VG will suck just on the principle of the fact that its running all work week instead of having a couple of days for a weekend/break).

I just want to see Corrin fall off a cliff that isn't connected to Spoiler, so I'll do what I can to make her lose.

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 07, 2017, 05:25:58 AM »
I'm about to spend 3000 dollars next week getting wisdom teeth removed!

We're all such big spenders!

Why is it so expensive in the US?!

I mean, yeah, I know health care facilities heavily inflate costs to take advantage of people who can pay (through insurance), I just didn't know it was that bad.

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 06, 2017, 03:45:18 PM »
Patron got angry at me today because I refused to help him find porn on his phone.

I've been extra crusty this month, so you can all look forward to a lot more complaints.

Don't mind if I do. Those complaints are rather funny from an outsider's perspective! :D

But seriously, Ihang in there, okay? :)

General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« on: October 06, 2017, 10:45:25 AM »
She's +res, -hp, if I recall correctly. Not ideal, but she'll be able to tank some (magic) units Olivia can't, so yay.

Also have I said Arena Assault is awful this week yet? Because Arena Assault is awful. I think I spent a total of like 3 hours on it this week before I got my perfect run. I can't imagine how much longer it would've been if I wasn't crazy lucky and had 4 dancers to choose from. I also sacrificed a bunch of Gordins to give Brave Bows to Takumi, Jeorge, and Leon. Even without the + at the end they are really saving me because it's not easy for me to double fully merged units even with my fastest members, and few people run Raventomes on defense so I can hit for full damage.

I wish I had archers. Sure, I have Virion, Niles, Lyn and my perfect Klein who can even take down Hectors, but I've only ever gotten one Gordin and one Jeorge. Both are -atk. No Innes or Leon for me... And of course, I still really, really want a Takumi. I kinda hope he decides to crash the party banner like Ninian did. It'd be very out of character but also very much appreciated.

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