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Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by SeverinR, May 14, 2013.

  1. MineOwnKing

    MineOwnKing Maester

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    It's nearly impossible to stay warm. -15 F

    I had to shovel snow again today and I was getting frost bite after just a few minutes.

    I wish I could type with mittens on.
     
  2. Legendary Sidekick

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    Today, I drew a character hanging onto flying pencils. My daughter asked why, so I showed her my source of inspiration. (Missile part starts at 2:00)


    EDIT - Apologies for E.Leo whining about autoscroll and such.

    I remembered the missiles, but forgot about all of the unique enemies you meet in that one stage. All six stages had several enemies you'd only meet once in the game.

    Conclusion: Contra III was awesome.
     
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  3. Ireth

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    Monday, I woke up to news that David Bowie had passed away. Today, I woke up to news that Alan Rickman is gone. This is a sad week. ._.
     
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  4. Tom

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    We'll all miss the potions master...
     
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  5. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

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    Always. /10char
     
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  6. MineOwnKing

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    The cover art for the short story I wrote last week is finished.

    It's really tight! Very Mad Max.

    Hope to have it on-line by next Friday.

    I am going to publish 2 short stories every month this year. Even if it kills me.

    My second short is half done.
     
  7. Incanus

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    My thoughts exactly. Two incredibly distinctive voices we will no longer hear. Quite a loss. Apparently they were about the same age too.
     
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  8. Incanus

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    Sounds great MOK! I wouldn't mind having a gander. Hopefully you will let us know where these are being published? Maybe?
     
  9. FifthView

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    "And it's a human need to be told stories. The more we're governed by idiots and have no control over our destinies, the more we need to tell stories to each other about who we are, why we are, where we come from, and what might be possible." —Alan Rickman
     
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  10. Lunaairis

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    Hmmm, I've been having really ... well I guess it would called 'Nihilistic' ideas lately. No idea why, but just random thoughts. I had not really noticed them till they popped up at New years.

    I spent New Years at a party at my friend's house. Slept over with a bunch of girls and we talked till dawn about pretty much everything. We got onto the topic of death and that's when the idea hit me. So I tried to explain it to them it. Yet instead of the the usual 'humms' or 'ahhhs' There was this look in their eyes and a silence in the room.

    I have never really seen fear on a person's face, or felt it.
    When I take a step back to look at the universe it does't scare me but rather amazes me. When I look at all of human history and how little we actually know, I'm excited for all the stories we could tell about it. I don't understand, fear of the unknown or death; which is a sphere of it. But I think in that moment I understood what a fear of death was.

    Maybe it wasn't a random thought but rather my subconscious finally understanding the ending of The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler.
     
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  11. Legendary Sidekick

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    Wanna hate yourself? Digitally color in pointlessly high resolution even when you know you're going to reduce the image to exactly 25%.
     
  12. [video=youtube_share;8aefuWGmKTY]https://youtu.be/8aefuWGmKTY[/video]

    I think everyone her should start writing like we're running out of time.
     
  13. Mythopoet

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    I think the one thing that the new (2012) TMNT cartoon is missing (over the 80s version) is mutant turtles roaming town in trench coats and fedoras.
     
  14. Velka

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    Just spent the last 40 minutes trying to buy tickets to see Florence and the Machine. Was on Ticketmaster 20 minutes prior to when they went on sale and sat here staring at the countdown timer. The moment they went on sale I tried to buy tickets.... was told there were none available, but to try my search again as some might be released. Rinse, repeat for 40 minutes... each time verifying I wasn't a bot.

    Went on Stubhub and a few other scalping sites only to see hundreds of them for sale.

    Apparently I am a bot.
     
  15. Tom

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    Both were 59. I believe both died of cancer. It's a strange and sad coincidence.
     
  16. Ireth

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    Not to be that person, but they were 69. Doesn't make it any less sad.
     
  17. Saigonnus

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    Another tragic loss to the music industry, and the world on general. Glenn Frey of the Eagles passed away today at 67. Seems like the angels are forming a new band.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  18. Why do all the characters in War and Peace have British accents when the story is set in Russia? On a related note why is it in American media when you want to portray "foreign" the accent is British if the characters are speaking English?
     
  19. Devor

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    Children learn English as a second language in schools all around the world. But, at least in Europe, they're all learning British English. They might be learning it to speak with American businessmen - I mean, I guess I can't really say why they're learning it, but even if - but the UK is a part of the EU, so it would be weird if they didn't learn UK English.

    So that portrayal is usually accurate.
     
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  20. But why do they British accents when it's set in napoleonic Russia. It's not a big thing, but it still is strange to me.
     
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