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Life Skills

August 28, 2020 by Tim


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Me-me
Me-me
2 years ago

No joke, this is valuable parenting advice. Just remember to teach them what their obligations are for the exchange:
Since it doesn’t really matter, it shouldn’t escalate to a point where the consequences _would_ matter.
There’s no reason to get angry, no reason to get physical.
Don’t run from the argument, but don’t make it more than it is.
At least, that’s my take on it. Anyone else have any thoughts?

Lionfire
Lionfire
2 years ago
Reply to  Me-me

Woah, woah, woah… it doesn’t really matter?

Well excuse me, sir! *throws down gauntlet* *selects dueling pistols*

🙂

Me-me
Me-me
2 years ago
Reply to  Lionfire

Um, exCUSE me, but gauntlets were not used with dueling pistols. At that point they used dueling gloves. This is the most important fact on the planet to be clarified, and I won’t accept your death-or-honour declaration until you follow goddamn protocol and throw down the right handwear.

Lionfire
Lionfire
2 years ago
Reply to  Me-me

*realises his error has brought dishonour to his family*

*continues to mix time periods and cultures inappropriately by committing seppuku*

Gnarph
Gnarph
2 years ago
Reply to  Lionfire

Alas, I could only upvote the posts in this conversation once…

HelloWorld
HelloWorld
2 years ago
Reply to  Lionfire

Please say you used a Māripi to perform seppuku to seriously mess with more time periods and cultures.

pgok
pgok
2 years ago
Reply to  HelloWorld

We’ll never know, but my guess is that the guy used a laser pistol.

James Rye
James Rye
2 years ago
Reply to  Lionfire

You should have written Sudoku so that Me-Me could go “Um, exCUSE me, but that is called Seppuku etc etc etc” to continue this joke line. XD

raven0ak
raven0ak
2 years ago
Reply to  Lionfire

could also try commit sudoku with arrow,just for novelty of it

Mastacheata
Mastacheata
2 years ago
Reply to  raven0ak

That arrow would only land in his knee and then he’d be complaining non-stop for dozens of Ingame years.

Tequima
Tequima
1 year ago
Reply to  Mastacheata

“Never bring a whip to a pistol fight”

Scortch
Scortch
2 years ago
Reply to  Lionfire

Be sure to put on your dying clothes.

Brendan
Brendan
2 years ago
Reply to  Scortch

I love this thread so much

Erik B
Erik B
2 years ago
Reply to  Scortch

But Scortch, what colour should he dye his clothes?

Logan
Logan
2 years ago
Reply to  Erik B

I want to upvote OP, but it’s sitting on the holy number! xD

Erik B. Red or brown. Take your pick! ;D

Bogdan
Bogdan
2 years ago
Reply to  Me-me

Do you play on mac?

kruug
kruug
2 years ago
Reply to  Me-me

Also teach them to cite sources. Can’t just be arguing without facts to back it up.

Me-me
Me-me
2 years ago
Reply to  kruug

Exactly! When you learn to fight with facts and logic, you have to adapt *those* things (and general rhetoric abilities) in order to get better at it. Channel competitiveness into intellectual honesty.

TomB
TomB
2 years ago
Reply to  kruug

Since when? If It’s good enough for a President….

TomB
TomB
2 years ago
Reply to  Me-me

My wife’s mom used to have a rule: If it reached a ruckus to the point where someone was hurt and/or crying, there would be consequences for all involved. As I was an only child, I was rather immune from that particular concern.

Cyrad
Cyrad
2 years ago
Reply to  Me-me

And let them know it’s OK to concede an argument and admit you’re wrong.

Pal87
Pal87
2 years ago

Hey right you know.

Kitty
Kitty
2 years ago

Ehp-ep-ep

Ambaryerno
Ambaryerno
2 years ago

Exactly.

Also, it’s NOT A SNOWSPEEDER. The deck officer even said they had trouble adapting them to the cold, so clearly the speeders the Rebels used at Hoth weren’t designed to operate in that environment.

Arathrael
Arathrael
2 years ago
Reply to  Ambaryerno

They were MODIFIED T-47 airspeeders. Modified to SPEED on SNOW. IT’S A SNOWSPEEDER.

Sayer
Sayer
2 years ago
Reply to  Ambaryerno

Seems like it was a modified air speeder, that the rebels colloquially called a “snowspeeder”

The snowspeeder was a type of T-47 airspeeder manufactured by Incom Corporation and modified by the Rebel Alliance. They saw use during the Battle of Hoth against the Galactic Empire, taking down Imperial All Terrain Armored Transports with their tow cables

Jacob Bielski
Jacob Bielski
2 years ago

So do your kids really like Episode II? Or are they just into the Close Wars cartoon?

StarVenture
StarVenture
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim

The only thing I enjoyed more than the clone wars show is the Mandalorian.

Erik
Erik
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim

I agree, Tim. I LOVED the clone wars show, and now I am ok with going back to watch the prequels a second time, so that my wife can watch them for the first time.

Jacob Bielski
Jacob Bielski
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim

2D or 3D Clone Wars series? The latter is a standout among animated series, but Gendy Tarkovsky blows most feature films out of the water.

The Legacy
The Legacy
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Isn’t there a fan edit of the prequels that actually make them very good?

TomB
TomB
2 years ago
Reply to  The Legacy

Compared to that notion, the Death Star (or Starkiller Base) seem simple and trivial.

Rolan7
Rolan7
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim

I think it does redeem the prequels, but I have the unpopular opinion they weren’t that bad to begin with – if you researched the extra materials to understand what was really going on, and excused the forced hasty love story.
In other words they were awful as stand alone movies, yeah.

JasonD
JasonD
2 years ago
Reply to  Rolan7

I’ll see your Clone Wars and raise you Rebels. It was probably the finest Star Wars storytelling I’ve ever seen.

Merendel
Merendel
2 years ago
Reply to  Rolan7

Main thing thats made me look more favorably on the prequels was finding out just how much worse it could have been. Flaws and all they were masterpieces compared to Last Jedi.

Leon
Leon
2 years ago

What if they start learning from Saints Row?

Marvin Williams
Marvin Williams
2 years ago

Wait…am I the only one noticed that this is the future of Ethan and Lilah?

M D
M D
2 years ago

I’m like “damn, Tim’s looking old as hell.” And then realized I’ve been reading this comic nearly 20 years, so I am too…

Dagroth
Dagroth
2 years ago
Reply to  M D

I’ve thought he looks a bit like Tony Stark, but that’s probably due to facial hair drawn, I’ve never seen his RL photo. (the movie Tony Stark, I didn’t read the comics, alas, so can’t compare)