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"WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
 
   Wow, another part.
Geez, I'm starting to feel spoiled, what with the output rate, and no quality degredation.

Like the car name...very cute.

I won't got through and list every little thing that caught my eye, but will summarize by stating (as I more-or-less did above) that this was very nifty, and I really enjoyed it.

Thanks!

==Jeremy (who's going to need a bib if he keeps up this whole 'drooling fanboy' thing)



==Jeremy
And who exactly is this diabolical 'they' to which we keep referring? If there's some grand conspiracy going on, the right hand doesn't appear to know what the left is doing. --Raziel (Soul Reaver II)


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  RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. Gryphonadmin Aug-25-01 1
     RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.) Pasha Aug-25-01 18
         RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.) Gryphonadmin Aug-25-01 19
             RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.) Laudre Aug-25-01 20
                 RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.) Gryphonadmin Aug-25-01 21
                 RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.) Spornoc Aug-26-01 38
                     RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.) Wedge Aug-26-01 40
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             RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.) remandeteam Aug-27-01 68
                 RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.) BobSchroeck Aug-28-01 95
         RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.) megazone Aug-25-01 22
             RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.) Gryphonadmin Aug-25-01 23
                 RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.) megazone Aug-25-01 25
                     RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.) Gryphonadmin Aug-25-01 26
                         RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.) megazone Aug-25-01 27
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1. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >I won't got through and list every little thing that caught my eye,

aww, but... !

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18. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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>>I won't got through and list every little thing that caught my eye,
>
>aww, but... !

Ok, so I will(In semi random order, based on a seconed skim through, points ticked off as I relize them.):
0.1) NEW EYRIE, NEW EYRIE! YAAAAAH! (insert random drooling fanboy slobber here)
1.0) Rampant Durandal - Neat! A stable, psychotic nice AI. I want one!
1.1) Who's text is the AI history lesson?
2.0) Can I get a list of the Dantrovian Religon? Seriously, that sounds much like the only religon that I could get into again.
2.1)I recommend forced 2 years hard labor as an altar boy in the service of Holy Mother Church to anybody who would have taken advantage of Azalynn.
2.2) Like like Azalynns method of dealing with Miki. Show that you are pissed, then get over it.
2.3) So, found a way to work Skull house in after all?
3.0) So, Kate has a drivers licence, and a really neat car. Cool.
3.1) So, if Kate's on a run, and Lesser Mazinger is hanging out, and she catches some Black ice, will he chop the cable? Or would Eve help out before he had a chance?
4.0) Are the crab Rangoons at ping's really that good? Good enough to fight over?
5.0) I wanna eat like a hoffamite. I just wish that I could bankroll it.
5.1) Can we hire Mac to make the coffee for us here at work? (rant)Right now, the morning security gaurd makes it, and somehow makes semi-decent grounds turn into river water. Anyone else that manages to beat him to the machine, can turn out at least drinkable coffee, but it's gotten to the point that I show up a half hour early, just so that I can taste the brew, and if it's Guard Made(tm) then I just dump the pot and start over. GRAGGH, I CAN'T DO MY JOB AT 0600 WITHOUT GOOD COFFEE DAMNIT!!!(/rant)
5.2) You are an evil, evil man. Making people listen to a proselytizing Narn. Bad Gryph, Bad.
5.3) Have I mentioned that I like Mac?
5.3.1) Is Mac really gonna be Moose's AoN understudy, or even learn to play the bass?
6.0) Bowling?* Kate and Juri like to Bowl? What could they possibly like about the most boring sport in the world? (Well, short of shuffle-puck that is)
6.1) And they spent money on shoes and their own balls and such? But, but, why? For the love of God, why?
7.0)"Do you think I will dream?" she asked.
Corwin cocked his head, fought down the obvious joke, and
said honestly, "I dunno. But when you find out, I'd love to know."

Being "Of electric Sheep?"(Sorry, couldn't resist)
7.1)Dorthy's got a sense of humor. And it stings. Neat.
8.0)"Ah. Bunking with Bishonen Boy, huh?"
Corwin suppressed a snicker and wondered, not for the first
time, about the etymology of that word.
"It was either that or Lunch Counter Lad," Janice explained
with a shrug. "Well, g'night."

This Broke Me. No, I do not know why.
8.1) "God, Kate, those pajamas," said Corwin with an indulgent
chuckle, pretending to shield his eyes from their tiger-striped glory.
"I c-c-could be w-wearing the set Aunt B-Bell made," Kate
pointed out.

When I read this, the bit that popped into my head was the unmentionable's mentioned somewhere, by Gryph I think. But I'm too lazy to go look up where, so I'll just leave it as mentioned somewhere.
8.2) But I like the idea of Tiger pajama's even better. Although, less then the idea of a Tiger striped tea set.
9.0) Why do I somehow get the feeling that Juri's not really over her piss at Utena?
9.1) IHNJ, IJLS "I've been having some trouble with my short-term
memory lately. Could you be a pal and maybe remind me exactly WHEN
THE HELL I ASKED FOR YOUR OPINION?"
9.2) Why are the hot ones always so damn bitchy?
'Cause they get grabbed and burned at a young age? 'Cause people classify them as "The Hot One's"? 'Cause they're women, who have a tendency to be more vocal about there feeling's, which males can take as bitchy-ness? Take your pick.
10.0) Have I mentioned that I like Azalynn? She is now the seconed fictional character that I wish was real, so that I would have a shot at her.
10.1.1)Juri shook her head. "It's not that I don't -want- to
believe," she said. "I've... why am I explaining myself to you?"
"People do that," Azalynn replied.

I've noticed that a lot of people talk to azalynn who normally wouldn't talk to anyone...she is a null psi, right?

10.1.2)"C'mon, let's go for a walk. Down to Tortilla Sam's for fajitas. I've got all kinds of insights to share," she added wryly.
Why do all of the insights come about either in resturants, or in the Worcester Crowne Plaza?
"Don't you have finals tomorrow too?"
"Yeah, but I don't need much sleep."

I want that ability.
10.2) Neat! Aboreal nubile chesire cats! I want one for christmas!
11.0)Finals. uggh. Don't remind me. A term finals are only 13 weeks away...
11.1) Great. You bastards. Now I'm worrying about finals, and I've not even started the bloody classes.
12.0) So, did you guys actually do this? Or was it just kinda random?
12.0.1)(read the other posts before posting this)Ok, so was gryphon there, or is this just Zoner's ten year old memories coming back to good use?)
12.0.2) And were you really dumb enough to try deepfrying a vat of ice?
12.1) You do relize that you prompted me to go and try to deep fry everything in my kitchen, right? With breading at least.. (chunks of habenero pepper jack, coated in corn meal, deep-fried, was the only good thing to come out of it.) I love my Fry-Daddy. Oh, and whole tomatos, in a sugar, flour mix, come out edible, but just barely.
13.0) I say Kate has a unfair advantage when it comes to GalHis203. She's heard like half the stuff that everyone else is cramming for as dinner tales.
13.1) Then again, What goes in the book, and what Zoner/Daddy/Mom/Who Everelse says happened, might be *way* off.

14.0)"We could order pizza," Devlin suggested. He mimed the use of
a telephone and said, "Hullo! Hullo, Bill? Finals are over, what?
Send sustenance to the Place of Rest, and be quick about it, my good
man! Our lives are in your hands!"

I actually had something like this happen. At the end of last years D term finals week, we had the local pizza guy (A 60 year old man, who lived in Queens until 5 years ago) shows up at the door, with 4 pizzas, and 10 liters of MD in hand. Free, for being such good customers. We worship the ground that he walks on.

15.0)So, what does Devlin do on holiday? What's his deal? Will we find out in later stories, or does he just wind up being the Prince Consort of the Empress of Gamilon? Or just fade out the picture?
15.1) Yeah, Yeah, I know:"That'd be telling"
16.0) Bab5 ref on the daggerdisc. Nice.
17.0)Re: Fight(Yes, I know it's horridly out of order. I forgot to put it in. I don't feel like changing a bunch of numbers. Bite me.)
Neat! I've always liked the MFP, and now I get to see it used on one of the neatest characters in the series. Cool. And I really liked the by-play 'twix Saionjii and Miki.

(Yes, it's long. You asked for it Gryph.)
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Umm, right....I'll be with you in just a sec now...

* I typed Blowing three time's before I got it right...No, no point, just thought I'd mention it.

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19. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   LAST EDITED ON Aug-25-01 AT 04:27 PM (EDT)

> 1.1) Who's text is the AI history lesson?

Mine.

>2.0) Can I get a list of the Dantrovian Religon?

A list? You mean of the holidays? Heck no. That would prevent me from making them up arbitrarily as the series goes on.

> 3.1) So, if Kate's on a run, and Lesser Mazinger is hanging out, and
>she catches some Black ice, will he chop the cable?

I imagine he would, yes. Though, since Kate isn't really the "invade secure databases" type, I don't see it actually happening.

>4.0) Are the crab Rangoons at ping's really that good? Good enough to
>fight over?

I dunno. I actually don't like crab rangoon in general.

> 5.2) You are an evil, evil man. Making people listen to a
>proselytizing Narn. Bad Gryph, Bad.
> 5.3) Have I mentioned that I like Mac?

Kris takes partial credit for 5.2 and almost complete credit for 5.3. I was fishing for Galaxy House denizens and he provided.

> 5.3.1) Is Mac really gonna be Moose's AoN understudy, or even
>learn to play the bass?

Probably no on 1, probably yes on 2.

>6.0) Bowling?* Kate and Juri like to Bowl? What could they
>possibly like about the most boring sport in the world? (Well, short
>of shuffle-puck that is)

Well, I don't know where Juri picked it up - she mentions in one episode of Revolutionary Girl Utena that she's been bowling since she was seven - but Kate got it from her father. Like her, I am an enthusiastic but lousy bowler. :) As for why they like it, that's sort of like trying to explain tastes in music, or Harley-Davidsons. If I have to explain, you wouldn't understand.

And we've already had this discussion in another thread. The most boring sport in the world is, in fact, soccer.

>Being "Of electric Sheep?"(Sorry, couldn't resist)

That is, indeed, the obvious joke.

> 8.1) "God, Kate, those pajamas," said Corwin with an indulgent
>chuckle, pretending to shield his eyes from their tiger-striped glory.
> "I c-c-could be w-wearing the set Aunt B-Bell made," Kate
>pointed out.

> When I read this, the bit that popped into my head was the
>unmentionable's mentioned somewhere, by Gryph I think. But I'm too
>lazy to go look up where, so I'll just leave it as mentioned
>somewhere.

No no. Those were Urd's, not Bell's. Or rather "will be".

>9.0) Why do I somehow get the feeling that Juri's not really over her
>piss at Utena?

Because, historically speaking, Juri never gets over being pissed off about things?

> 9.2) Why are the hot ones always so damn bitchy?
>'Cause they get grabbed and burned at a young age? 'Cause people
>classify them as "The Hot One's"? 'Cause they're women, who have a
>tendency to be more vocal about there feeling's, which males can take
>as bitchy-ness? Take your pick.

Well, OK (in Juri's case, I think point 1 is most likely); but as far as point 3 goes, Janice isn't male, and she's taking it as bitchiness. I think the cold, hard truth of the matter is that Juri's being bitchy in this scene. :)

> 10.1.1)Juri shook her head. "It's not that I don't -want- to
>believe," she said. "I've... why am I explaining myself to you?"
> "People do that," Azalynn replied.
>

>I've noticed that a lot of people talk to azalynn who normally
>wouldn't talk to anyone...she is a null psi, right?

Yup. No powers to speak of; she's just Azalynn.

> 10.1.2)"C'mon, let's go for a walk. Down to Tortilla Sam's for
>fajitas. I've got all kinds of insights to share," she added wryly.
>
Why do all of the insights come about either in resturants, or
>in the Worcester Crowne Plaza?

They've got atmospheres conducive to insight.

>Oh, and whole
>tomatos, in a sugar, flour mix, come out edible, but just barely.

If you consider tomatoes edible in the first place. Blech.

>13.0) I say Kate has a unfair advantage when it comes to GalHis203.
>She's heard like half the stuff that everyone else is cramming for as
>dinner tales.

True, although most of the important things get missed out that way; the dinnertime conversation tends to be about more personal-scale incidents. The dates and places and such of galactic wars and the like tend to slip our memories too; having been there is no guarantee of accurate recall. :)

>(Yes, it's long. You asked for it Gryph.)

Indeed I did; but I like this kind of thing. I like knowing what individual bits tickled and/or irked people. It's one of the reasons I think it's fun to sit around reading, writing, gaming or what have you in a room with someone who's in the process of reading one of my pieces; I can get their reactions to individual bits in real time. :)

Oh - clumsily, I deleted the comment about the audition duel. That piece is the work of our very own Juniper, who sneaked through the new-author ban by being a geographically proximate enough that she could start as a sort of consulting editor, then do that for long enough that she received the universal-structure briefing by a sort of painless osmosis. (She also runs Earthdawn, though not the game I have a character in, which made her well-suited to take the helm for a T'skaia scene.) I was stuck in the middle of the duel, and she came in and bailed me out.

(Before you get excited, assume that the universe is now open again, and start sending me outlines, whoa up. This is what we in the industry refer to as "a special case", or, more simply, "nepotism". And there's a big difference in my-effort-required between being a scene contributor and developing an entire sequence. Perhaps I should change the wording of the "thank you, but no" blurb to a "By Invitation Only" kind of thing.)

While I'm giving credit where it's due, G'Kron's proselytization scene was Kris Overstreet's - G'Kron is my creation, but Kris does him better than I do :) - and the Tortilla Sam's scene marks Special Guest for Life Phil Moyer's second contribution to a Symphony story, and the first that isn't all surreal and stuff. :) If this keeps up I'm going to have to move Phil and Anne to the staff page. I probably should anyway. :)

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20. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >And we've already had this discussion in another thread. The most
>boring sport in the world is, in fact, soccer.

Actually, no, it was the IRC channel, when I was berating you for ignoring my favorite spectator sport, soccer, the only one that I don't change the channel on a third of the way through.

Gryph finds baseball enthralling; I, as a rule, rarely find it interesting to watch (although it's always fun watching Mark McGuire hit a baseball). OTOH, I find soccer the only spectator sport truly worth setting aside an afternoon and/or evening for (even football, my other preferred spectator sport, doesn't rate that), while Gryph just doesn't get it.

However, even I find baseball occasionally interesting. Golf is the most boring sport in the world; watching it makes me wish I was gurgling Drano or maybe having my eyes removed with hot pokers.

Bowling is a sport that I occasionally watch when I stumble across it on TV; I don't go out of my way to play it, but if whatever group of friends I'm with suggests it (particularly duckpin bowling), I'll go. I'm an absolutely abysmal bowler, though.

>If you consider tomatoes edible in the first place. Blech.

Mmmm. Tomatoes.

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21. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >Gryph finds baseball enthralling;

I dunno, "enthralling" is a pretty strong word. I wouldn't say I find any sport enthralling. I can't really think of anything I'd call enthralling. The word entails a level of involvement I just don't reach in my everyday life.

I could give you a list of things Corwin finds enthralling, but I think we can probably just take that as read. :)

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38. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
In response to message #20
 
   >>And we've already had this discussion in another thread. The most
>>boring sport in the world is, in fact, soccer.
>Actually, no, it was the IRC channel, when I was berating you for
>ignoring my favorite spectator sport, soccer, the only one that
>I don't change the channel on a third of the way through.
>Gryph finds baseball enthralling; I, as a rule, rarely find it
>interesting to watch (although it's always fun watching Mark McGuire
>hit a baseball). OTOH, I find soccer the only spectator sport truly
>worth setting aside an afternoon and/or evening for (even football, my
>other preferred spectator sport, doesn't rate that), while Gryph just
>doesn't get it.

<2c>
basball is great fun to play but the most boring thing i've ever watched
it's like the army...2 seconds of excitement followed by 20 minutes of waiting

soccer keeps the ball moving and even during slow sections it's still a fast paced game

>However, even I find baseball occasionally interesting. Golf is the
>most boring sport in the world; watching it makes me wish I was
>gurgling Drano or maybe having my eyes removed with hot pokers.

play golf some and then watch it....it's only interesting if you play

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40. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >>However, even I find baseball occasionally interesting. Golf is the
>>most boring sport in the world; watching it makes me wish I was
>>gurgling Drano or maybe having my eyes removed with hot pokers.
>
>play golf some and then watch it....it's only interesting if you play

I have an odd thing about golf. I'll leave it on the tv for background noise if I'm doing something other than watching tv, but not if I'm actively watching tv. I have zero desire to actually go out to a course and play.

But, man, put a semi-decent golf video game in front of me and I'm happy for hours. I've never understood why.

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47. "RE: Golf"
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   Golf: a minute of excitement (hitting the ball (or not, as the case maybe)) puncuated by ten minutes of suffering (carrying a golf bag to wherever the ball landed).

Playing Golf DEMANDS being able to afford a caddy or a golf kart.


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50. "RE: Golf"
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   >Golf: a minute of excitement (hitting the ball (or not, as the case
>maybe)) puncuated by ten minutes of suffering (carrying a golf bag to
>wherever the ball landed).

or carrying it a ways and then setting it down to find the damn thing
(i swear they need to put little beepers in golf balls....when one disappears you just hit a button and it goes off>

>Playing Golf DEMANDS being able to afford a caddy or a golf kart.

or being readyu to get some serious exercise

seriously though, why do you think it is used by business tyopes to entertain....gives a chance to talk shop


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68. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >>2.0) Can I get a list of the Dantrovian Religon?
>
>A list? You mean of the holidays? Heck no. That would prevent me
>from making them up arbitrarily as the series goes on.
>--G.

I suspect that Dantrovian religious holidays are like Roman Catholic saint feast days. That is, there is at least one for any given day of the year, and you only pay attention to the major ones and the ones you have personal reasons to care about.

Dantrovian religious holidays are, of course, unlike Roman Catholic saint feast days due to the method of celebration...

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95. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >I suspect that Dantrovian religious holidays are like Roman Catholic
>saint feast days. That is, there is at least one for any given day of
>the year, and you only pay attention to the major ones and the ones
>you have personal reasons to care about.
>Dantrovian religious holidays are, of course, unlike Roman Catholic
>saint feast days due to the method of celebration...

<chuckle>

I also get the vague impression (from the "Sharing of the Chips and Salsa" bit) that there may well be a certain degree of arbitrary declaration of new holidays as needed by individuals... <grin>

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22. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   > 2.2) Like like Azalynns method of dealing with Miki. Show that you
>are pissed, then get over it.

I don't think she was really pissed - 'miffed' is probably the right word. She's not used to being stood up, but it was obvious that Miki didn't do it maliciously.

It was probably more disappointment than anything.

> 2.3) So, found a way to work Skull house in after all?

Skull Tomb.

And the description is close to the real history. It was originally built as an electromagnetics lab - but then the city of Worcester when and put an electrified trolley line down that cross street. (ie, NOT Institute, I just forget which street the other is - Boynton?) That put the kibosh on magnetic field research. So they let Robert Goddard use it for a while. Figuring it'd take a lot to blow it up, and it wouldn't be a huge loss - and it wasn't near anything. (Keep in mind that, at the time, all the houses that are around there now - weren't.) Not sure it is true or embellishment - but local legend is that they stuck him there after one of his tests did damage another lab.

It went mostly unused for a while, then Skull took it over.

>4.0) Are the crab Rangoons at ping's really that good? Good enough to
>fight over?

You'd have to ask Truss. I hate all forms of seafood, and Gryph doesn't like crab rangoon. But Truss orders them.

>6.0) Bowling?* Kate and Juri like to Bowl? What could they
>possibly like about the most boring sport in the world? (Well, short
>of shuffle-puck that is)

It has been many years since I went. I never got into it as much as some of my friends, but really the reason we went was just to be goofy and socialize. I certainly don't enjoy it enough to by my own gear - but I don't have the kind of money Juri does either. If I had that kind of money I'd probably be making a LOT of impulse buys.

In other words, instead of my "Hey, the new Jeep Liberty looks pretty keen. I'd think about buying one if I didn't have this new PT Cruiser." It would be "Hey, the new Jeep Liberty looks pretty keen. I'll get one."

> 8.1) "God, Kate, those pajamas," said Corwin with an indulgent
>chuckle, pretending to shield his eyes from their tiger-striped glory.
> "I c-c-could be w-wearing the set Aunt B-Bell made," Kate
>pointed out.

> When I read this, the bit that popped into my head was the
>unmentionable's mentioned somewhere, by Gryph I think. But I'm too
>lazy to go look up where, so I'll just leave it as mentioned
>somewhere.

No, the sexy tiger lingere will be from Urd, not Bell. And I'll take credit for those. I believe it was Gryph who mentioned Bell's creation, and I countered by suggesting what Urd's counterpart would be. ;-)

> 8.2) But I like the idea of Tiger pajama's even better. Although,
>less then the idea of a Tiger striped tea set.

At least the car isn't tiger striped.

>9.0) Why do I somehow get the feeling that Juri's not really over her
>piss at Utena?

Because Juri isn't one to just let things drop.

>10.0) Have I mentioned that I like Azalynn? She is now the seconed
>fictional character that I wish was real, so that I would have a shot
>at her.

Though I don't think she'd appreciate being referred to as if she were some kind of target, or goal. Note what she says about volunteers for holidays.

> 10.1.1)Juri shook her head. "It's not that I don't -want- to
>believe," she said. "I've... why am I explaining myself to you?"
> "People do that," Azalynn replied.
>

>I've noticed that a lot of people talk to azalynn who normally
>wouldn't talk to anyone...she is a null psi, right?

She just has that kind of personality.

I can relate - people have done that to me for as long as I can remember. Especially women, but not limited to them. I've had people sit down next to me looking kind of upset, so I'll ask them what's wrong and get something like "Oh, nothing really.... <pause> It's just that..." and an hour later they finish, blink, and say something like "I don't know why I just told you all of that." It has happened enough that I just accept it. It is weird though, because some people are actually shocked at themselves, like they never intended to tell anyone and they really have no idea why they just spilled their guts to me. Sometimes they'll start trying to apologize, it is like they come out of a trance when they're done. Actually it is kind of keen to see.

> 10.2) Neat! Aboreal nubile chesire cats! I want one for christmas!

Yeah, she'd be a lot of fun to have around.

>11.0)Finals. uggh. Don't remind me. A term finals are only 13 weeks
>away...

Hell, WPI only has *SEVEN* week terms. At the start of the term you knew the final exam was just seven weeks away. (WPI in the stories, being a high school, has slightly longer years. I think Gryph decided on 8-9 week quarters.)

At WPI you normally take 3 classes a quarter. Start to end is just seven weeks. Classes meet more times a week and/or for longer sessions than at most colleges, so they say you have 85% of the class time but cover 100% of the material as other schools.

If you fall too far behind, get really sick, etc - you are fuxx0red.

>12.0) So, did you guys actually do this? Or was it just kinda random?

The Fryolator - mostly real.

> 12.0.1)(read the other posts before posting this)Ok, so was gryphon
>there, or is this just Zoner's ten year old memories coming back to
>good use?)

Nope, he wasn't there. The only two people there were me and Oz. I had to adapt the scene for the characters, but it happened.

> 12.0.2) And were you really dumb enough to try deepfrying a vat of
>ice?

Yep.

>12.1) You do relize that you prompted me to go and try to deep fry
>everything in my kitchen, right? With breading at least.. (chunks of
>habenero pepper jack, coated in corn meal, deep-fried, was the only
>good thing to come out of it.) I love my Fry-Daddy. Oh, and whole

That sounds good actually. I can't stand 'plain' cheese - I think it is the texture that revolts me. But I love pizza, cheeseburgers, mac & cheese, cheddar stuffed jalapenos (NOT cream cheese stuffed though - those are vile), etc.

One of the things I miss about not living in CA are the Jack In The Box fast food joints - they served cheddar stuff jalapenos. Burger King's new jalapeno cheese bites are ok, but not nearly as good.

>tomatos, in a sugar, flour mix, come out edible, but just barely.

The only way I can ever consider tomatoes edible is as a sauce on pizza, pasta, etc. I'm not allergic to them, but there is something in a raw tomatoe that tastes so very bad to me that it makes me gag. If I, say, order a burger with no tomato and they screw up and leave it on, and then I take a bite - I have to fight just to swallow it and then fight not to hurl. All of my senses are above normal levels - I have 20/15 vision, I hear dog whistles (and those sonic things that are supposed to drive insects away but be inaudible to humans drive me mad, as do old CRTs with noisy flyback transformers), and my sense of touch, smell, and taste are all similarly heightened. I've chatted with docs about it, and they figure it is that I am very sensitive to some of the acids in an uncooked tomato, but they break down when it is cooked so I'm fine. It is so strong that if I get a salad with tomato on it and I remove the tomato, many times I can tell if I missed just one seed though a mouthfull of lettuce. It isn't so strong I gag at that point, but I very distinctly taste the tomato.

>13.1) Then again, What goes in the book, and what Zoner/Daddy/Mom/Who
>Everelse says happened, might be *way* off.

I expect that what really happened and what the history books *say* differs in many cases. However, if the question directly relates to something we did, and the book is wrong, if she gets docked for answering *correctly* - then she has the resources to prove her case.

"Hi, I'm MegaZone. Kate tells me you marked her answer to the question about the Paxis 8 incident as incorrect. Well, let me tell you a story..."

>15.0)So, what does Devlin do on holiday? What's his deal?
>Will we find out in later stories, or does he just wind up being the
>Prince Consort of the Empress of Gamilon? Or just fade out the
>picture?
> 15.1) Yeah, Yeah, I know:"That'd be telling"

Patience.

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23. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >I don't think she was really pissed - 'miffed' is probably the right
>word. She's not used to being stood up, but it was obvious that Miki
>didn't do it maliciously.
>
>It was probably more disappointment than anything.

Yes. Azalynn's interest in Miki is different from the interest she usually takes in new people. I'm not entirely certain how well she's realized that yet, but it made her feel his absence, after it seemed like he would be attending, more keenly than she normally would have.

>> 8.2) But I like the idea of Tiger pajama's even better. Although,
>>less then the idea of a Tiger striped tea set.
>
>At least the car isn't tiger striped.

We considered the seat covers, but decided that would be too much. :)

>then fight not to hurl. All of my senses are above normal levels - I
>have 20/15 vision, I hear dog whistles (and those sonic things that
>are supposed to drive insects away but be inaudible to humans drive me
>mad, as do old CRTs with noisy flyback transformers), and my sense of
>touch, smell, and taste are all similarly heightened. I've chatted

What a stupid mutant power. You got reamed.

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25. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >What a stupid mutant power. You got reamed.

Well, the heightened sense of touch has proven useful...

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26. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >>What a stupid mutant power. You got reamed.
>
>Well, the heightened sense of touch has proven useful...

Keep that in mind the next time you're seriously burned.

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27. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >Keep that in mind the next time you're seriously burned.

Good thing I also have a freakishly high pain threshhold.

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43. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >>Keep that in mind the next time you're seriously burned.
>Good thing I also have a freakishly high pain threshhold.
>"Fuck, that nail went through my foot... This is going to suck."

yeah, my mom freaked out when that happened to me
seeing your 10 year old son walk into the den with a 3 inch wood nail poking out of his foot at about 9:30 pm SHOULD flip out any decent parent
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   >>>Keep that in mind the next time you're seriously burned.
>>Good thing I also have a freakishly high pain threshhold.
>>"Fuck, that nail went through my foot... This is going to suck."

I'm familiar with the high pain threshold; the odd thing is that while big hurts don't really bother me (except for occasional spurts of pain to remind me that I am, in fact, still injured), very minor hurts, like paper cuts or hangnails, are what bother the hell out of me. A paper cut on the wrong part of my finger makes typing excruciating; last week, I cracked one of my finger nails, and the sensation of the edge of it poking into the side of my finger was agony. (The one exception to this rule are the cuts and burns I get from cooking; I rarely even noticed that there's been any damage until I find the healing wound a couple of days later and remember a knife skidding into my finger.) Yet I remember that when I split the skin on the back of my head open at the age of nine and bled a pint or two all over myself and and my mother, it felt like a minor bang on the noggin; the main reason I wound up freaking out was just seeing that much blood pouring out of my body. (Wounds on the scalp don't clot, normally, so the bleeding took a long time to stop.) The stitches didn't bother me at all, and the whole incident (aside from leaving a very small bald spot on the back of my head due to the scar) annoyed me the most because it meant that I couldn't go swimming for the next six weeks, which was most of the summer. A rather nasty burn on my forearm in high school (still have a visible scar) just made me swear a bit. A rather nasty ingrown toenail that resulted in infection and, ultimately, surgery, was a minor inconvenience; I barely noticed any pain during the entire ordeal, yet my father's then-wife (an RN) told me I should have been capable of a shambling stagger at best from pain. (The only time the pain from that kept me down was immediately after the surgery, when the wrappings -- which made my toe look remarkably like Fred Flinstone's -- put an inordinate amount of pressure on what was left of my toenail. Once the dressing was off, I was fine.)

On the heightened senses, I can relate, except for crappy vision (myopia and astigmatism, except that I have abnormally good night vision with or without corrective lenses); I've seriously considered LASIK and similar procedures, as wearing corrective lenses is a pain in the ass (glasses fog up and slip around on you; contacts get can get grungy, get lost, and sometimes force you to stop what you're doing to go clean something out of your eyes), and if effective cybernetic eyes hit the market I'd be first in line. While I'm not directly cognizant of the sound, I can tell when a dog whistle is being blown, as it sets my teeth on edge; I can hear computer monitors from across a busy room; I can feel (though not read) ink on paper; I can discern individual spices in many different foods. (And I'm not really partial to spicy food; personally, I find spicy heat obscures the flavor.)

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60. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >into my finger.) Yet I remember that when I split the skin on the
>back of my head open at the age of nine and bled a pint or two all
>over myself and and my mother, it felt like a minor bang on the
>noggin; the main reason I wound up freaking out was just seeing that
>much blood pouring out of my body. (Wounds on the scalp don't clot,
>normally, so the bleeding took a long time to stop.)

As a kid I stooped to get something I'd dropped beneath the cast iron sink in my grandmother's bathroom - and when I stood up I split my scalp open. I was very young, so I howled...

When I was in high school, near the end of my senior year I was talking with a friend about how most people we knew had injured themselves during HS, and I'd managed to avoid any noticable injury...

A few minutes later I was running down the hall, jumped down a short flight of steps I had been jumping down all 4 years - and found myself on my back on the floor. I couldn't figure out what happened, so I just go up and strolled into the computer room next door (where I was headed). Then something dripping though my line of sight got my attention. I looked up at the ceiling and couldn't see anything, but when I looked ahead again much more ran past - so I put my hand on my head and it came away soaked in blood. Then I noticed other people in the room starting to stare at me. And I thought "Oh, I'm bleeding. I'd better go into the other room or I'll stain this carpet."

I never freaked out, it was no big deal to me. But everyone else (the secretary in the next room, the school nurse, my mom, etc) flipped.

>six weeks, which was most of the summer. A rather nasty burn on my
>forearm in high school (still have a visible scar) just made me swear

I did this too, slightly younger. My mother had *carpet* in our kitchen, and we'd just had *new* carpet installed. I'd gotten a lecture on how I'd better not get anything on the carpet or I'd be in big trouble, etc. Well, I was talking a Swanson's Salisbury Steak dinner out of the oven and there was an oven rack in the top position, so that when I lifted the dinner my forearm contacted the end of the 400 degree (or so) rack like it was a branding iron. My reflexes said "MOVE YOUR FSCKING ARM!", but I didn't want to hurl gravy around the room - so I had a momentary freeze. So my arm stayed there for a second, and when I moved back (slowly, didn't spill a drop) I left skin on the rack. The scar is almost completely gone - the light has to hit it just right to spot it. (I don't scar much either.)

>a bit. A rather nasty ingrown toenail that resulted in infection and,
>ultimately, surgery, was a minor inconvenience; I barely noticed any
>pain during the entire ordeal, yet my father's then-wife (an RN) told
>me I should have been capable of a shambling stagger at best from
>pain. (The only time the pain from that kept me down was immediately
>after the surgery, when the wrappings -- which made my toe look
>remarkably like Fred Flinstone's -- put an inordinate amount of
>pressure on what was left of my toenail. Once the dressing was off, I
>was fine.)

Wow...

I once dropped a large cast iron ingot so that it managed to land on JUST my big toes. Messed them up, bled a lot. I ended up with an ingrown on the right which became infected. It only bothered me it someone stepped on my foot or something.

I finally had to have surgery, which removed a good bit of both sides of the nail. The doc was quite surprised that I was able to *stand*, let alone walk - let alone say something like "Yeah, it hurts a little." He was one of the docs who told me I must have a very high pain threshhold.

But healing from the surgery? CODEINE! I could feel every heartbeat in the incisions. Kept me on my back a couple of days, popping happy pills.

Then in college I was helping to strike a set and was moving a large floor flat myself when someone ran into me, causing me to drop it... ON JUST THAT TOE.

It crushed the tissue under the nail, and I got another infection. This time I took care of it with scissors, a sharp blade, alcohol to disinfect, alchohol to drink (scotch), and a flame to pass the blades through. I had to remove the nail and some tissue.

>can discern individual spices in many different foods. (And I'm not
>really partial to spicy food; personally, I find spicy heat obscures
>the flavor.)

Really good spicy food (like good Indian or Thai) is spicy but still flavorful.

I very, very use salt on food. Even things other people douse with salt.

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61. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >I never freaked out, it was no big deal to me. But everyone else (the
>secretary in the next room, the school nurse, my mom, etc) flipped.

My own bleeding doesn't bother me. I'm so blase about it now that it disturbs the members of my family who *are* bothered by the sight of blood. If I cut myself while sharpening one of my knives (which I do periodically) or cooking, I'll usually finish what I'm doing before I bother taking care of it, unless I want to avoid staining something or don't want to risk getting an infection or blood in what I'm cooking. (And I don't get infections easily, so that's not really much of a worry.)

>I did this too, slightly younger.

I was making popcorn on the stove. The popcorn was done, so I picked up the pan and started to dump it into the bowl -- had potholders, so I wouldn't risk burning my fingers (I type a lot and I play bass off and on; I'm very protective of them). After a few seconds I noticed a rather distinct burning sensation coming from the underside of my right forearm; I put the pan down in time to watch a layer of skin come off onto its side, and while my sister freaked out a bit, I swore, ran my forearm under cold water, and went to the bathroom to disinfect and wrap it. It was worse than second degree, but not quite what I'd call a third degree (nothing looked charred), complete with a few blisters. I've got a bit of a shiny spot, still, on my forearm, which doesn't tan and can be seen if the light bounces off it right.

The most annoying thing that's scarred me was when I got the chicken pox at sixteen. And it's true that the older you are when you get it, the worse it is; I was out of school for a week, and afterward looked like something had tried to eat me alive. I've still got scars all over my body from that.

>I once dropped a large cast iron ingot so that it managed to land on
>JUST my big toes. Messed them up, bled a lot. I ended up with an
>ingrown on the right which became infected. It only bothered me it
>someone stepped on my foot or something.

Same here. Except that what drove my left toenail into my toe was me -- I stepped wrong while kicking a ball at the day camp I was a counselor at, and folded my big toe under my foot. I was limping for the rest of the day, but felt fine afterwards.

>But healing from the surgery? CODEINE! I could feel every heartbeat
>in the incisions. Kept me on my back a couple of days, popping happy
>pills.

I didn't take anything. I noticed that it didn't hurt as much when my foot was elevated, so I spent the three days or so until they could take the wrappings off laying on the couch and reading.

Another interesting story from that experience -- when I went in for the surgery, the podiatrist shot up my foot with lytocaine (man, that stuff was great -- I could walk normally, but, man, I didn't feel a thing in the whole area), then put a curtain in between me and my foot so I couldn't see what I was doing. He also gave me a pocket radio with earphones so I wouldn't hear him cutting the nail away, but I heard it anyway. His son was sitting there the entire time, watching the surgery, and I heard the nurse asking him if he wanted to go and get something when his father was done. The boy said yes; then the pod turned and looked at him, and asked him if he wanted a hot dog. The kid turned a few shades paler and shook his head.

To this day I wonder what my toe looked like during.

>It crushed the tissue under the nail, and I got another infection.
>This time I took care of it with scissors, a sharp blade, alcohol to
>disinfect, alchohol to drink (scotch), and a flame to pass the blades
>through. I had to remove the nail and some tissue.

I almost had to do that, but my toe healed up on its own, fortunately. So I never had to try that particular procedure out.

>Really good spicy food (like good Indian or Thai) is spicy but still
>flavorful.

Actually, I like Indian and Thai, although I have to be careful what I order; I'm not acclimated to it like I used to be.

>I very, very use salt on food. Even things other people douse with
>salt.

I don't like to add salt. There's already plenty of salt in most foods. (In the South, though, where I'm living now, it seems salt is put on *everything*. The practice revolts me when they put it on things like melon.)

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62. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >I didn't take anything. I noticed that it didn't hurt as much when my
>foot was elevated, so I spent the three days or so until they could
>take the wrappings off laying on the couch and reading.

Yeah, I was on my back a couple days... Actually I think I only had day or so worth of pills.

>To this day I wonder what my toe looked like during.

I got to watch.

He injected lidocaine of novacaine or something like that into the toe and surrounds (and a needle in the webbing between your toes is not fun). After it numbed he tied off the toe to all but eliminate the bleeding.

I was able to raise my head and look down at the toe. The nurse kept trying to to push my head back down, but when the doc noticed he said "If he wants to watch, let him watch." Freaky watching a scalpel just slide through your flesh with no blood, and while not being able to feel it. It was like watching someone slice bolagna. Digging out the infected tissue and the root of the nail involved lots of hooked things and a lot of force - enough to tug on my leg. I couldn't feel it in the toe, but I could feel the force on my leg.

>I almost had to do that, but my toe healed up on its own, fortunately.
> So I never had to try that particular procedure out.

It healed from the surgery fine - it was just reinjuring it years later.

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63. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >>I didn't take anything. I noticed that it didn't hurt as much when my
>>foot was elevated, so I spent the three days or so until they could
>>take the wrappings off laying on the couch and reading.
>
>Yeah, I was on my back a couple days... Actually I think I only had
>day or so worth of pills.

OK, guys, this is both off-topic and gross. Take it someplace else, huh?

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64. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >OK, guys, this is both off-topic and gross. Take it someplace
>else, huh?

Awwwwwww, but they were just about to get to the "Mary Ellen Moffet. She broke my heart." bit. That's my favorite part. :)

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67. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >>OK, guys, this is both off-topic and gross. Take it someplace
>>else, huh?
>
>Awwwwwww, but they were just about to get to the "Mary Ellen Moffet.
>She broke my heart." bit. That's my favorite part. :)

Actually, I was going to get to the bit about how I once performed an emergency double bypass, with no training, using a steak knife, an emergency sewing kit, and a bottle of Absolut, and I had a winged hamster for my scrub nurse.

(Okay, I'm kidding. It was a Leatherman Wave and Smirnoff.)

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69. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >>then fight not to hurl. All of my senses are above normal levels - I
>>have 20/15 vision, I hear dog whistles (and those sonic things that
>>are supposed to drive insects away but be inaudible to humans drive me
>>mad, as do old CRTs with noisy flyback transformers), and my sense of
>>touch, smell, and taste are all similarly heightened. I've chatted
>
>What a stupid mutant power. You got reamed.
>
>--G.
Hey, Ben, don't knock it. They made The Sentinel out of that mutant power.

On second thought, that proves your point. Zoner, you got reamed.

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28. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >>15.0)So, what does Devlin do on holiday? What's his deal?
>>Will we find out in later stories, or does he just wind up being the
>>Prince Consort of the Empress of Gamilon? Or just fade out the
>>picture?
>> 15.1) Yeah, Yeah, I know:"That'd be telling"
>
>Patience.

Just a random thought. I can't get the image out of my mind that Devlin looks something like a young Gambit without the 5 o'clock shadow and weird eyes.

Heres a question for Gryphon, was the RON1N armor based on anything? For some reason the description reminds me of the Recca armor from Yoriden Samurai Troopers.


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29. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >Just a random thought. I can't get the image out of my mind that
>Devlin looks something like a young Gambit without the 5 o'clock
>shadow and weird eyes.

... Er... no.

>Heres a question for Gryphon, was the RON1N armor based on anything?

Yes; following the GRF series' tradition of resembling a BattleMech, the R0N-1N unit looks like a fairly obscure Draconis Combine 'Mech called the Hatamoto. I forget which of the Technical Readouts that one's in. 3050, maybe, or the Star League one.

At the time Ronin was written, I'd never heard of Samurai Troopers.

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39. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >Yes; following the GRF series' tradition of resembling a BattleMech,
>the R0N-1N unit looks like a fairly obscure Draconis Combine 'Mech
>called the Hatamoto. I forget which of the Technical Readouts
>that one's in. 3050, maybe, or the Star League one.

Hatamoto-chi, 80 Tons. Tech Readout 3050, page 186. 2 SRM 6, 2 LRM 15, 2 PPC's.

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48. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >>Yes; following the GRF series' tradition of resembling a BattleMech,
>>the R0N-1N unit looks like a fairly obscure Draconis Combine 'Mech
>>called the Hatamoto. I forget which of the Technical Readouts
>>that one's in. 3050, maybe, or the Star League one.
>
>Hatamoto-chi, 80 Tons. Tech Readout 3050, page 186. 2 SRM 6,
>2 LRM 15, 2 PPC's.
>
pg159 in my copy, probably because mine's a later edition and missing all the designs they nicked pics for from Robotech/Macross. And where precisely are the LRM-15s? I think the variants are 4 medium lasers, 2 LRM-5, AC/5, 1 ER large laser.

And on the next page, depending on the edition, is the Thug. Equal in all respects except:-
a) it has double heatsinks
b) “The Thug isn’t superior in every way.”
“Hey!”
“It’ll never be taller than the Hatamoto-Chi is.”

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32. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >>6.0) Bowling?* Kate and Juri like to Bowl? What could they
>>possibly like about the most boring sport in the world? (Well, short
>>of shuffle-puck that is)

Oh, come on. Cricket is the most boring sport in the world.
Monty Python did a skit where the players in a cricket match were gradually replaced by pieces of furniture.
"And there's been another substitution, it seems Johnson has been replaced by an ottoman."

>then fight not to hurl. All of my senses are above normal levels - I
>have 20/15 vision, I hear dog whistles (and those sonic things that
>are supposed to drive insects away but be inaudible to humans drive me
>mad, as do old CRTs with noisy flyback transformers), and my sense of
>touch, smell, and taste are all similarly heightened. I've chatted

And yet you consume insanely spicy food. Why is this?

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33. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >>then fight not to hurl. All of my senses are above normal levels - I
>
>And yet you consume insanely spicy food. Why is this?

After buying the enhanced senses, his player had to conserve points somewhere else, so he sold Common Sense down to somewhere below average.

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37. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >>And yet you consume insanely spicy food. Why is this?
>
>After buying the enhanced senses, his player had to conserve points
>somewhere else, so he sold Common Sense down to somewhere below
>average.

As I was just building a new GURPS character and paging through this on the other monitor, I saw this.

Bastard.

>SHATTER<

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70. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >>>then fight not to hurl. All of my senses are above normal levels - I
>>
>>And yet you consume insanely spicy food. Why is this?
>
>After buying the enhanced senses, his player had to conserve points
>somewhere else, so he sold Common Sense down to somewhere below
>average.
>
>--G.

Ben, should we all just post our RL stats in a seperate discussion? I suggest we use the TFOS system, just because it's so easy to pick up.

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72. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >Ben, should we all just post our RL stats in a seperate discussion? I
>suggest we use the TFOS system, just because it's so easy to pick up.

I'll vote yes on this...I wanna see them.

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   >And yet you consume insanely spicy food. Why is this?

Flavor.

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   >>And yet you consume insanely spicy food. Why is this?
>Flavor.

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71. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >>And yet you consume insanely spicy food. Why is this?
>
>Flavor.
>
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77. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >>>And yet you consume insanely spicy food. Why is this?
>>Flavor.
>Endorphins.

That too.

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49. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >>>6.0) Bowling?* Kate and Juri like to Bowl? What could they
>>>possibly like about the most boring sport in the world? (Well, short
>>>of shuffle-puck that is)
>
>Oh, come on. Cricket is the most boring sport in the world.
>Monty Python did a skit where the players in a cricket match were
>gradually replaced by pieces of furniture.
>"And there's been another substitution, it seems Johnson has been
>replaced by an ottoman."
>
Cricket is not the most boring sport in the world, if only because of the stiff competition from Tennis, Formula 1 and Crown Bowls.

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58. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >Cricket is not the most boring sport in the world, if only because of
>the stiff competition from Tennis, Formula 1 and Crown Bowls.

*snort* All of these are capable of finishing a game in under a day and demand active participation on the part of all the players. Cricket is not and does not. I've watched cricket. It's an excellent cure for insomnia. If i could get Indian TV here in the States, I'd use it as a nightcap.

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92. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   They CAN!?

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128. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >They CAN!?

yes. (re-?) read The Hitchhiker's Guide Trilogy for a reasonably accurate desctiption of a cricket match. Essentially, it's not unusual for a match to go for more than a day, and the most important part of the game is tea time.

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134. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   My Bad. I was questioning the ability of anyone to finish a match of the other sports in a day. A game, yeah. A match? Have you ever watched Crown Bowling? It's one of the few areas where the French and American verions ARE superior in every way shape and form.

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65. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   Formula 1 .. blech.. What they *ought* to do is set up cameras along the 'fun' turns in a rally race. Now *that* would be quality entertainment.

As long as they could keep the lenses clean and make sure that none of the cameras got sideswiped by a happy Datsun 510. (Speedvision joke)

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54. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >then fight not to hurl. All of my senses are above normal levels - I
>have 20/15 vision, I hear dog whistles (and those sonic things that
>are supposed to drive insects away but be inaudible to humans drive me
>mad, as do old CRTs with noisy flyback transformers), and my sense of
>touch, smell, and taste are all similarly heightened. I've chatted

Heightened senses can turn into a problem sometimes. My vision is 20/15, and bright lights are a constant source of pain. Sounds that most people don't hear drive me mad. The only heightened sense I have that doesen't bring me problems is my touch, since I have a ridiculosly high treeshold for pain. Fortunately my smell and taste are within normal levels.

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55. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >>4.0) Are the crab Rangoons at ping's really that good? Good enough to
>>fight over?
>
>You'd have to ask Truss. I hate all forms of seafood, and Gryph
>doesn't like crab rangoon. But Truss orders them.

That I do. But I still can't answer the question, since (unlike Gryph and Zoner) I never cared all that much for Ping's. I much preferred both Christine Lee (what an odd name for a Chinese Restaurant) and Peking Wok... but both of those establishments have since closed. Sad.

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76. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >> 2.3) So, found a way to work Skull house in after all?
>
>Skull Tomb.

Sorry, I'm not all up on my WPI terminoligy, being as I've only been on that side of the country twice, and both of those years ago...let alone on the campus. :-)

>And the description is close to the real history. It was originally
>built as an electromagnetics lab - but then the city of Worcester when
>and put an electrified trolley line down that cross street. (ie, NOT
>Institute, I just forget which street the other is - Boynton?) That
>put the kibosh on magnetic field research. So they let Robert Goddard

*SHATTER

>use it for a while. Figuring it'd take a lot to blow it up, and it
>wouldn't be a huge loss - and it wasn't near anything. (Keep in mind
>that, at the time, all the houses that are around there now -
>weren't.) Not sure it is true or embellishment - but local legend is
>that they stuck him there after one of his tests did damage another
>lab.

Neat! So you've got mad scientests blowing stuff up! cool!

>It went mostly unused for a while, then Skull took it over.
>
>>4.0) Are the crab Rangoons at ping's really that good? Good enough to
>>fight over?
>
>You'd have to ask Truss. I hate all forms of seafood, and Gryph
>doesn't like crab rangoon. But Truss orders them.

So, none of you know what the crab rangoon tastes like at Pings?

>>6.0) Bowling?* Kate and Juri like to Bowl? What could they
>>possibly like about the most boring sport in the world? (Well, short
>>of shuffle-puck that is)
>
>It has been many years since I went. I never got into it as much as
>some of my friends, but really the reason we went was just to be goofy
>and socialize. I certainly don't enjoy it enough to by my own gear -
>but I don't have the kind of money Juri does either. If I had that
>kind of money I'd probably be making a LOT of impulse buys.
>
>In other words, instead of my "Hey, the new Jeep Liberty looks pretty
>keen. I'd think about buying one if I didn't have this new PT
>Cruiser." It would be "Hey, the new Jeep Liberty looks pretty keen.
>I'll get one."

True..but they do only have one set of time (well, kate excluded*) and, but...Ah fuck it, I just don't understand bowling, never have, never will. I'll write it off as just one of Ben's insanitys.

>> 8.1) "God, Kate, those pajamas," said Corwin with an indulgent
>>chuckle, pretending to shield his eyes from their tiger-striped glory.
>> "I c-c-could be w-wearing the set Aunt B-Bell made," Kate
>>pointed out.

>> When I read this, the bit that popped into my head was the
>>unmentionable's mentioned somewhere, by Gryph I think. But I'm too
>>lazy to go look up where, so I'll just leave it as mentioned
>>somewhere.
>
>No, the sexy tiger lingere will be from Urd, not Bell. And I'll take
>credit for those. I believe it was Gryph who mentioned Bell's
>creation, and I countered by suggesting what Urd's counterpart would
>be. ;-)

Oh, ok. It still popped into my head...

>> 8.2) But I like the idea of Tiger pajama's even better. Although,
>>less then the idea of a Tiger striped tea set.
>
>At least the car isn't tiger striped.

*HEY*! now there's an idea!

>>9.0) Why do I somehow get the feeling that Juri's not really over her
>>piss at Utena?
>
>Because Juri isn't one to just let things drop.

I really need to get around to watching RGU, don't I?

>>10.0) Have I mentioned that I like Azalynn? She is now the seconed
>>fictional character that I wish was real, so that I would have a shot
>>at her.
>
>Though I don't think she'd appreciate being referred to as if she were
>some kind of target, or goal. Note what she says about volunteers for
>holidays.

Ok, let me rephrase: "She is now the second fictional character that I wish was real, so that I might have the chance to lick strawberry jam off of her toes."
Better?

>> 10.1.1)Juri shook her head. "It's not that I don't -want- to
>>believe," she said. "I've... why am I explaining myself to you?"
>> "People do that," Azalynn replied.
>>

>>I've noticed that a lot of people talk to azalynn who normally
>>wouldn't talk to anyone...she is a null psi, right?
>
>She just has that kind of personality.

Rhetorical question.

>> 10.2) Neat! Aboreal nubile chesire cats! I want one for christmas!
>
>Yeah, she'd be a lot of fun to have around.

*grin* I refer you to strawberry jam.

>>11.0)Finals. uggh. Don't remind me. A term finals are only 13 weeks
>>away...
>
>Hell, WPI only has *SEVEN* week terms. At the start of the term you
>knew the final exam was just seven weeks away. (WPI in the stories,
>being a high school, has slightly longer years. I think Gryph decided
>on 8-9 week quarters.)

8 week terms here...but they don't start for 5 more weeks...

>At WPI you normally take 3 classes a quarter. Start to end is just
>seven weeks. Classes meet more times a week and/or for longer
>sessions than at most colleges, so they say you have 85% of the class
>time but cover 100% of the material as other schools.
>
>If you fall too far behind, get really sick, etc - you are fuxx0red.

Yeah, my highschool had 10 week quarters, but on an AB system. This means that if you missed a class, you might not go back to that class for 6 days, if you missed it at *just* the wrong time.

>> 12.0.2) And were you really dumb enough to try deepfrying a vat of
>>ice?
>
>Yep.

twit. ;-)

>>12.1) You do relize that you prompted me to go and try to deep fry
>>everything in my kitchen, right? With breading at least.. (chunks of
>>habenero pepper jack, coated in corn meal, deep-fried, was the only
>>good thing to come out of it.) I love my Fry-Daddy. Oh, and whole
>
>That sounds good actually. I can't stand 'plain' cheese - I think it
>is the texture that revolts me. But I love pizza, cheeseburgers, mac
>& cheese, cheddar stuffed jalapenos (NOT cream cheese stuffed though -
>those are vile), etc.

If you can find a Hot Dog on a Stick (Not sure if they exist outside of the west) they deep fry 'em too. Just cheddar and Jack though, no *good* kinds of cheese.

>One of the things I miss about not living in CA are the Jack In The
>Box fast food joints - they served cheddar stuff jalapenos. Burger
>King's new jalapeno cheese bites are ok, but not nearly as good.

Actually, they are monterey jack filled. Have been as long as Crack in a Box has been making them.

>>tomatos, in a sugar, flour mix, come out edible, but just barely.
>
>The only way I can ever consider tomatoes edible is as a sauce on
>pizza, pasta, etc. I'm not allergic to them, but there is something
>in a raw tomatoe that tastes so very bad to me that it makes me gag.
>If I, say, order a burger with no tomato and they screw up and leave
>it on, and then I take a bite - I have to fight just to swallow it and
>then fight not to hurl. All of my senses are above normal levels - I
>have 20/15 vision, I hear dog whistles (and those sonic things that
>are supposed to drive insects away but be inaudible to humans drive me
>mad, as do old CRTs with noisy flyback transformers), and my sense of
>touch, smell, and taste are all similarly heightened. I've chatted
>with docs about it, and they figure it is that I am very sensitive to
>some of the acids in an uncooked tomato, but they break down when it
>is cooked so I'm fine. It is so strong that if I get a salad with
>tomato on it and I remove the tomato, many times I can tell if I
>missed just one seed though a mouthfull of lettuce. It isn't so
>strong I gag at that point, but I very distinctly taste the tomato.

Yeah, but I'll eat tomatos like apples. I have a sense of taste about the same, but I have the wonderful ability to eat anything. So long as it is remotly digestable, palatable, I can eat it. And enjoy it. Hell, I like DAKA-ish food.

>>13.1) Then again, What goes in the book, and what Zoner/Daddy/Mom/Who
>>Everelse says happened, might be *way* off.
>
>I expect that what really happened and what the history books *say*
>differs in many cases. However, if the question directly relates to
>something we did, and the book is wrong, if she gets docked for
>answering *correctly* - then she has the resources to prove her case.
>
>"Hi, I'm MegaZone. Kate tells me you marked her answer to the
>question about the Paxis 8 incident as incorrect. Well, let me tell
>you a story..."

I would pay a lot of money to see a GALHIS teachers face who had something like that happen to them...

>>15.0)So, what does Devlin do on holiday? What's his deal?
>>Will we find out in later stories, or does he just wind up being the
>>Prince Consort of the Empress of Gamilon? Or just fade out the
>>picture?
>> 15.1) Yeah, Yeah, I know:"That'd be telling"
>
>Patience.

Blow me...I hate waiting.

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78. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >So, none of you know what the crab rangoon tastes like at
>Pings?

Truss?

>True..but they do only have one set of time (well, kate excluded*)

Maybe...

>Ok, let me rephrase: "She is now the second fictional character that I
>wish was real, so that I might have the chance to lick strawberry jam
>off of her toes."
>Better?

That's probably a holiday....

>If you can find a Hot Dog on a Stick (Not sure if they exist outside
>of the west) they deep fry 'em too. Just cheddar and Jack though, no
>*good* kinds of cheese.

They don't exist out here, but I did experience then when I lived in CA. My god those uniforms...

I once almost made Gryphon choke by remarking how odd it was to have a cute, buxxom teenager in one of those uniforms handing you a phallic object on a stick.

>Actually, they are monterey jack filled. Have been as long as Crack
>in a Box has been making them.

Right... Shows you it has been too long.

Around here I can find cheddar or cream cheese from certain take-out places, but no fast food joints.

>>"Hi, I'm MegaZone. Kate tells me you marked her answer to the
>>question about the Paxis 8 incident as incorrect. Well, let me tell
>>you a story..."
>I would pay a lot of money to see a GALHIS teachers face who had
>something like that happen to them...

Hmm, too bad Prof. Asshole doesn't teach GALHIS.

>Blow me...I hate waiting.

Ok... this completely broke me. And only a few people will get it - but my mind categorized this as a Chris Smith Pick-up Line.

No, I don't think he ever actually used it, but it mapped...

He did use lines like "Kiss me, my tonsils itch" and "Pardon me, I have a limb fetish." Trust me, they are MUCH worse out of context. He's very much not a creep, and he can say things that would get other men killed - and have them work.

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83. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >>So, none of you know what the crab rangoon tastes like at
>>Pings?
>
>Truss?

Hmm. I might have had them once. I don't recall.

I guess they weren't terribly memorable. :)

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96. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >>Ok, let me rephrase: "She is now the second fictional character that I
>>wish was real, so that I might have the chance to lick strawberry jam
>>off of her toes."
>>Better?
>
>That's probably a holiday....

Azalynn: "Would anyone like to celebrate the Licking of the Strawberry Jam with me?"

<snort>

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104. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >>>Ok, let me rephrase: "She is now the second fictional character that I
>>>wish was real, so that I might have the chance to lick strawberry jam
>>>off of her toes."
>>>Better?
>>
>>That's probably a holiday....
>
>Azalynn: "Would anyone like to celebrate the Licking of the
>Strawberry Jam with me?"

Let me ask my gf...

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105. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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>>Azalynn: "Would anyone like to celebrate the Licking of the
>>Strawberry Jam with me?"
>
>Let me ask my gf...

I'm not sure that I would even ask...

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110. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >
>>>Azalynn: "Would anyone like to celebrate the Licking of the
>>>Strawberry Jam with me?"
>>
>>Let me ask my gf...
>
>I'm not sure that I would even ask...

That's becouse you don't know her. She has a Katana and knows how to use it.

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99. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >>Ok, let me rephrase: "She is now the second fictional character that I
>>wish was real, so that I might have the chance to lick strawberry jam
>>off of her toes."
>>Better?
>
>That's probably a holiday....

You're kidding me..a holiday about licking strawberry jam off of the toes of young nubile Dantrovians..and here I thought that I was more of a sicko then Ben. (All though, if it is a holiday, I'm figuring out how to get to Danatrov, by hook or by crook.)

>>If you can find a Hot Dog on a Stick (Not sure if they exist outside
>>of the west) they deep fry 'em too. Just cheddar and Jack though, no
>>*good* kinds of cheese.
>
>They don't exist out here, but I did experience then when I lived in
>CA. My god those uniforms...

Heh. The local shop has a 16 year young woman who sings our change/orders. In italian. Operaticly. And is always bubbly...

>I once almost made Gryphon choke by remarking how odd it was to have a
>cute, buxxom teenager in one of those uniforms handing you a phallic
>object on a stick.

oatmeal | n > gf. bastard.

>>Actually, they are monterey jack filled. Have been as long as Crack
>>in a Box has been making them.
>
>Right... Shows you it has been too long.
>
>Around here I can find cheddar or cream cheese from certain take-out
>places, but no fast food joints.

I suppose that I could mail you some, but I think that it would be easier for you to buy a half pound of jalapeno's, fill 'em up with jack cheese, bread 'em and deep-fry 'em....

>>>"Hi, I'm MegaZone. Kate tells me you marked her answer to the
>>>question about the Paxis 8 incident as incorrect. Well, let me tell
>>>you a story..."
>>I would pay a lot of money to see a GALHIS teachers face who had
>>something like that happen to them...
>
>Hmm, too bad Prof. Asshole doesn't teach GALHIS.

Who, Prof. Harris? Teachers get shuffled around after summer break all the time...not that hard to offer a shift.

>>Blow me...I hate waiting.
>
>Ok... this completely broke me. And only a few people will get it -
>but my mind categorized this as a Chris Smith Pick-up Line.

Wow, I broke one of the EoJ, in under 50 posts. Cool.

>No, I don't think he ever actually used it, but it mapped...
>
>He did use lines like "Kiss me, my tonsils itch" and "Pardon me, I
>have a limb fetish." Trust me, they are MUCH worse out of context.
>He's very much not a creep, and he can say things that would get other
>men killed - and have them work.

Damn, I wish I could say that. The worst pick up line that I've had work for me is "I vant to sook your vlood!" in a horrid bela lugesi accent...

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124. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >>He did use lines like "Kiss me, my tonsils itch" and "Pardon me, I
>>have a limb fetish." Trust me, they are MUCH worse out of context.
>>He's very much not a creep, and he can say things that would get other
>>men killed - and have them work.
>
>Damn, I wish I could say that. The worst pick up line that I've had
>work for me is "I vant to sook your vlood!" in a horrid bela lugesi
>accent...

To misquote Nicholas 'Winter' Kamarov:
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131. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >Sad, lonely man seeks sad lonely woman.

Get in line.

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84. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >And the description is close to the real history. It was originally
>built as an electromagnetics lab - but then the city of Worcester when
>and put an electrified trolley line down that cross street. (ie, NOT
>Institute, I just forget which street the other is - Boynton?) That
>put the kibosh on magnetic field research. So they let Robert Goddard
>use it for a while. Figuring it'd take a lot to blow it up, and it
>wouldn't be a huge loss - and it wasn't near anything. (Keep in mind
>that, at the time, all the houses that are around there now -
>weren't.) Not sure it is true or embellishment - but local legend is
>that they stuck him there after one of his tests did damage another
>lab.

gatech has this electro-magnetic research lab under the van-leer(ee) building
i was in it trying to do a digital design course...we had to use a digital compass to orient and then guide a robot through a pattern
ever seen what happens when a compass is near a magnet??
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85. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >i was in it trying to do a digital design course...we had to use a
>digital compass to orient and then guide a robot through a pattern
>ever seen what happens when a compass is near a magnet??
>needless to say it wasn't amusing

I dunno - sounds like the setup for something pretty funny to me.

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86. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >>i was in it trying to do a digital design course...we had to use a
>>digital compass to orient and then guide a robot through a pattern
>>ever seen what happens when a compass is near a magnet??
>>needless to say it wasn't amusing
>
>I dunno - sounds like the setup for something pretty funny to me.

Same thing that happens to everything else.

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89. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >>>i was in it trying to do a digital design course...we had to use a
>>>digital compass to orient and then guide a robot through a pattern
>>>ever seen what happens when a compass is near a magnet??
>>>needless to say it wasn't amusing
>>
>>I dunno - sounds like the setup for something pretty funny to me.
>
>Same thing that happens to everything else.
>
>-- Sean --
>how the hell did that line make it through the filmmaking
>process?

I swear I had nothing to do with it. :) I blame it more on the delivery than the actual line. Someone like Angela Bassett could have made that line cool. Though why it wasn't just cut or looped with a better peice of dialog is beyond me. Maybe it was in her contract...

I did actually make it into the credits on that one, though. Which I'm fairly happy about, even with the one shitty line. :)

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91. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >I swear I had nothing to do with it. :) I blame it more on the
>delivery than the actual line. Someone like Angela Bassett could have
>made that line cool. Though why it wasn't just cut or looped with a
>better peice of dialog is beyond me. Maybe it was in her contract...

Like I said, how that line got through the filmmaking process is beyond me. I mean, this was an otherwise solid film, with some very good dialogue ("It's me!" "How do we know?" "You're a dick." "Okay."), and then there's one line that's just incredibly bad, and then stands out all the more because it's surrounded by *good* dialogue.

And I won't even talk about that horrible accent Halle Barry came up with. I mean, Halle Barry is Mercury-like in her hotness (eclipsed only by the blaze of glory that is Shannon Elizabeth... I saw Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and American Pie 2 today, and I truly believe right now that Shannon Elizabeth is the hottest woman alive), but she really needs to go back to acting school. Seriously.

>I did actually make it into the credits on that one, though. Which
>I'm fairly happy about, even with the one shitty line. :)

Nifty. I'll have to look for your name now ^_^.

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103. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >I swear I had nothing to do with it. :) I blame it more on the
>delivery than the actual line. Someone like Angela Bassett could have
>made that line cool. Though why it wasn't just cut or looped with a
>better peice of dialog is beyond me. Maybe it was in her contract...
>
>I did actually make it into the credits on that one, though. Which
>I'm fairly happy about, even with the one shitty line. :)

What movie?

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107. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >>I did actually make it into the credits on that one, though. Which
>>I'm fairly happy about, even with the one shitty line. :)
>
>What movie?

X-Men.

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   >5.0) I wanna eat like a hoffamite. I just wish that I could bankroll
>it.

The planet Hoffman is the heaviest gravity world inhabited by humanoid life. It was settled by a combination of serious genetic engineering and the natural fertility of the soil; Hoffman is, put bluntly, a farm world. Hoffman produces a *LOT* of food, though, including some true galactic delicacies... they also turn out some dandy high explosives as well... and that helps fund their rather extraordinary appetites.

> 5.1) Can we hire Mac to make the coffee for us here at work?

He's kind of underage. This year, he'd be minus three hundred eighty seven years old. }:-{D

> 5.2) You are an evil, evil man. Making people listen to a
>proselytizing Narn. Bad Gryph, Bad.

Poetic justice. }:-{D

> 5.3) Have I mentioned that I like Mac?

Thank you very much! Hopefully you'll -really- get to like Mac in the next full movement...

> 5.3.1) Is Mac really gonna be Moose's AoN understudy, or even
>learn to play the bass?

Almost certainly not to the first question, although Mac will hold Moose to a few gratis lessons.

And Mac, having committed, will learn. Mac is a very determined and focused personality (which helps when you have a roommate like G'Kron). Once he decides to learn something, he buckles down and works until he has it cold. That's why you see him most of the time studying; he has a goal in mind and will not be distracted from it.

>6.0) Bowling?* Kate and Juri like to Bowl? What could they
>possibly like about the most boring sport in the world? (Well, short
>of shuffle-puck that is)

Boring to watch, not so boring to play.

I used to bowl, but I quit when I realized that most of the people who bowled with me were either collecting Social Security or waiting for their taping date for Jerry Springer.

I do, however, play golf now and again, and that -is- a boring sport to watch.

> 6.1) And they spent money on shoes and their own balls and
>such? But, but, why? For the love of God, why?

Because, if you like the sport, you will not play using clown shoes and neon green balls. }:-{D

>7.0)"Do you think I will dream?" she asked.
> Corwin cocked his head, fought down the obvious joke, and
>said honestly, "I dunno. But when you find out, I'd love to
>know."

>Being "Of electric Sheep?"(Sorry, couldn't resist)

Or cousin to a HAL unit.


>15.0)So, what does Devlin do on holiday? What's his deal?
>Will we find out in later stories, or does he just wind up being the
>Prince Consort of the Empress of Gamilon? Or just fade out the
>picture?
> 15.1) Yeah, Yeah, I know:"That'd be telling"

Be seeing you, Number Six.

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31. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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>And Mac, having committed, will learn. Mac is a very determined and
>focused personality (which helps when you have a roommate like
>G'Kron). Once he decides to learn something, he buckles down and works
>until he has it cold. That's why you see him most of the time
>studying; he has a goal in mind and will not be distracted from it.

That goal wouldn't happen to be Galactic Domination, would it? Somehow I can see Mac making a bid for absolute power... ;)


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80. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >
>>And Mac, having committed, will learn. Mac is a very determined and
>>focused personality (which helps when you have a roommate like
>>G'Kron). Once he decides to learn something, he buckles down and works
>>until he has it cold. That's why you see him most of the time
>>studying; he has a goal in mind and will not be distracted from it.
>
>That goal wouldn't happen to be Galactic Domination, would it? Somehow
>I can see Mac making a bid for absolute power... ;)

No, his goals are a bit more mundane than that.

(Besides, what does he want with the galaxy? I mean, where would he keep it?)

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82. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >No, his goals are a bit more mundane than that.
>
>(Besides, what does he want with the galaxy? I mean, where would he
>keep it?)

Hm, a good point.

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97. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith. (Long.)"
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   >(Besides, what does he want with the galaxy? I mean, where would he
>keep it?)

He could always take over the rest of the universe as a place to put it. <grin>

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2. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   Ah, yet another fine work by Gryphon and co. I'm rather interested in the relationships that are growing -- Miki/Azalynn, Devlin/Amanda (I spotted the tension, but I didn't know how far along that relationship was), Corwin/Utena (for all that it's being very well-paced, and that it seems like everyone *but* them can see where it's headed... well, Utena does, sort of, but she's also in something of a state of denial). I'm slightly disappointed that we're not seeing as much of the Kaitlyn/Juri dynamic beyond her initial reaction to Juri and their continuing friendly rivalry. ("Your kung fu is best.")

The one thing I'm wondering about is the deep fryer incident -- is that based on anything from real life? My curiousity is piqued.

Also, I rather like Vlad the Impala (cute name), although I personally wouldn't drive anything that huge.

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3. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >I'm slightly disappointed that we're not seeing as much of
>the Kaitlyn/Juri dynamic beyond her initial reaction to Juri and their
>continuing friendly rivalry. ("Your kung fu is best.")

Given Kaitlyn's history, don't expect her to be a quick mover. Given Juri's history, don't expect her to move at all. They're a maddening pair to work with in that regard. :)

>The one thing I'm wondering about is the deep fryer incident -- is
>that based on anything from real life? My curiousity is piqued.

Yup. Zoner used to have Saionji's job.

>Also, I rather like Vlad the Impala (cute name), although I personally
>wouldn't drive anything that huge.

I have (the car before Kozue was an '89 Crown Vic); it's actually rather fun. Not as troublesome as you might think.

I actually have a '62 Impala (hardtop, not convertible), but it's not roadworthy right now; my father's putting a new transmission and such in it. He wants to take it to a car show up at the Owls Head Transportation Museum this fall.

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4. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >Given Kaitlyn's history, don't expect her to be a quick mover. Given
>Juri's history, don't expect her to move at all. They're a maddening
>pair to work with in that regard. :)

I can well imagine, although I'd been expecting a bit more tension between them. (Although I hafta wonder if Kaitlyn had an ulterior motive in helping Juri pick out her wardrobe -- you know, dressing rooms and all.)

>>The one thing I'm wondering about is the deep fryer incident -- is
>>that based on anything from real life? My curiousity is piqued.
>
>Yup. Zoner used to have Saionji's job.

So that whole experiment has been done? I am amused. Although I can only wonder if someone really did drop an entire bucket of ice into the deep fryer without considering what would happen. (Yeesh>)

>>Also, I rather like Vlad the Impala (cute name), although I personally
>>wouldn't drive anything that huge.
>
>I have (the car before Kozue was an '89 Crown Vic); it's actually
>rather fun. Not as troublesome as you might think.

My father's car is a Caprice Classic from a few years ago; it's built like a living room on wheels, but it's got a V8 engine, and it's at least as big as a Crown Vic (I forget what the exact measurements of the respective beasts are). I've driven it a couple of times, and the first time I was used to the dimensions, physics, and geometry of driving a 1988 Chevy Nova, a car that could probably fit in the passenger compartment of the Caprice. The last time I drove it, I was more accustomed to handling Ahura, my '99 626, which while not as immense as the Caprice is substantially larger than the Nova, and I was better able to figure out where the car ended. But the most disorienting thing about driving it wasn't the length, so much as the width -- when I looked at my father in the passenger's, it looked like he was sitting much too far away.

>I actually have a '62 Impala (hardtop, not convertible), but
>it's not roadworthy right now; my father's putting a new transmission
>and such in it. He wants to take it to a car show up at the Owls Head
>Transportation Museum this fall.

Nifty. If it wasn't for the fact that I'm rather attached to Ahura (and deeply in debt for her) I might consider going for an older car as my ride. I'd love a '69 Camaro; just something about that particular model year that just does it for me.

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5. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >>Given Kaitlyn's history, don't expect her to be a quick mover. Given
>>Juri's history, don't expect her to move at all. They're a maddening
>>pair to work with in that regard. :)
>
>I can well imagine, although I'd been expecting a bit more tension
>between them.

Tension requires both parties to have noticed. :)

>(Although I hafta wonder if Kaitlyn had an ulterior
>motive in helping Juri pick out her wardrobe -- you know, dressing
>rooms and all.)

Ulterior motive, no; viewed the circumstance, as it arose, as a fringe benefit of the day, yes. :)

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6. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >>I have (the car before Kozue was an '89 Crown Vic); it's actually
>>rather fun. Not as troublesome as you might think.
>
>My father's car is a Caprice Classic from a few years ago; it's built
>like a living room on wheels, but it's got a V8 engine, and it's at
>least as big as a Crown Vic (I forget what the exact measurements of
>the respective beasts are). I've driven it a couple of times, and the
>first time I was used to the dimensions, physics, and geometry of
>driving a 1988 Chevy Nova, a car that could probably fit in the
>passenger compartment of the Caprice. The last time I drove it, I was
>more accustomed to handling Ahura, my '99 626, which while not as
>immense as the Caprice is substantially larger than the Nova, and I
>was better able to figure out where the car ended. But the most
>disorienting thing about driving it wasn't the length, so much as the
>width -- when I looked at my father in the passenger's, it looked like
>he was sitting much too far away.
>
>>I actually have a '62 Impala (hardtop, not convertible), but
>>it's not roadworthy right now; my father's putting a new transmission
>>and such in it. He wants to take it to a car show up at the Owls Head
>>Transportation Museum this fall.

Something interesting is that I used to have a 1985 crown victoria myself. Power steering and turns like a god. Extremely comfortable and I had fun on roadtrips in that car... until I blew out the radiator. Don't ask.
I drive a '01 Dodge Neon right now and what a difference in car! It's like my passenger is practically sitting in my lap. You didn't experience the "turning incidents" that them big cars give you? Hell... try driving one through the current Big Dig or even just up ANY of the ramps onto route 93N. (Boston, MA loc's to all whom don't live here).
Hey let us know if he'll let you drive that impala when it's finished BTW.

Kate with an impala in school going on a roadtrip.. As I read that I knew that everything in the world is right.. It just seemed soooo perfect!

Again another fine piece of art from the Eyrie Productions staff! Please keep it going! :)

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>Hey let us know if he'll let you drive that impala when it's finished
>BTW.

Well, given that it's mine, I'd say he'd freaking well better. :)

Unfortunately, insuring a car that age is a pain in the butt, so it's not practical to make a daily driver of it; I'd never be able to get anywhere near its actual replacement cost from comprehensive insurance. Plus it would last maybe three winters. Cars just weren't built to last, metallurgically, back then.

If you care:




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   <snip pics>

Is the Autobot symbol stock? <grin>

And I just had a brief flash of a 'reimagining' (such a popular term out here nowadays) of the Transformers set in the 50's/60's, with appropriate vehicles to match. Neeeaaaat.

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   >Is the Autobot symbol stock? <grin>

My Crown Vic was a Decepticon. I think Kozue is, too, but she has such a dearth of superfluous window space that I haven't anywhere convenient to put the sticker. :)

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138. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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>And I just had a brief flash of a 'reimagining' (such a popular term
>out here nowadays) of the Transformers set in the 50's/60's, with
>appropriate vehicles to match. Neeeaaaat.

Please don't mention that. I've been trying for a week to beat the new 'reimagining' of Transformers out of my head (If you don't know what I'm talking about then you are luckier than I am.) UGH. Prime as a Fire truck, Ironhide as a light truck and Predicons as the badguys.

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139. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >Please don't mention that. I've been trying for a week to beat the
>new 'reimagining' of Transformers out of my head (If you don't know
>what I'm talking about then you are luckier than I am.) UGH. Prime
>as a Fire truck, Ironhide as a light truck and Predicons as the
>badguys.

That's an artifact of Hasbro being too cheap to produce a new show. What you have there is the latest Japanese TF series, Car Robots, re-done for the American audience. Fire Convoy isn't supposed to be the same character as the original Convoy (Optimus Prime), and so forth.

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14. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   Impalas that are are sweet cars.. a couple of my cousins cobbled one whole one out of about three old junkers and put an Edelbrock bigblock into it tuned for NOS. A very nice piece of engineering, though I think you have em beat in the upholstry department.

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15. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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(snip pic's of cars)

Fuzzy Dice! Fuzzy Dice!

>(Dig the moire patterns on the seat covers... :)


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17. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >Fuzzy Dice! Fuzzy Dice!

Dad's contribution, since my original pair are in Kozue now. (Being black with white pips, they made more sense in the MIBmobile, but I like 'em anyway. They bob around entertainingly at highway speed with the top down. :)

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122. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   This reminds me a friend who had a "pimped out" old car. Can we say tiger striped seat cushions children?

Given the amazing awesomeness of Vlad, perhaps a little too loud and out of place. But what a cool image: Kaitlyn, with the top down in her dark, goregous, intimidating car with the stereo pumping and the jazzy tiger patterns.

or maybe not. I'm caffinated again, and thus my taste is suspect.

Of course Kaitlyn with the top down in Vlad wearing the Urd version of her night clothes is definitely an excellent image.

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123. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >Of course Kaitlyn with the top down in Vlad wearing the Urd version of
>her night clothes is definitely an excellent image.

Girls dressed like that tend to wind up lying on the hoods of cars like Vlad, not driving them. I'm not saying Kate wouldn't do that (although not on a particularly sunny day - black-painted car bodies in direct sunlight can burn a person) - it'd make a decent June or July for the Women of the Institute Duelists' Society calendar - but...

On second though, I am saying she wouldn't do that. :)

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125. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >>Of course Kaitlyn with the top down in Vlad wearing the Urd version of
>>her night clothes is definitely an excellent image.
>
>Girls dressed like that tend to wind up lying on the hoods of cars
>like Vlad, not driving them. I'm not saying Kate wouldn't do that
>(although not on a particularly sunny day - black-painted car bodies
>in direct sunlight can burn a person)

Not on the hood...top down, lying across the front seat with her feet on the drivers side and hands behind her head with a "I know a secret" look on her face. The camera is almost directly above the car--high ladder/crane shot--so you get the entire car in frame at a sort of jaunty diagonal. This also makes Kate visable enough to be somewhat erotic, yet far enough away to not be pornographic.

Alternately, a similar version with Utena would make an appropriate pin-up for Corwin's shop, possibly even as one of those over-long 12 month calanders. ;)

And personally, I think the car should have a color-changing option to swtich to tigerstripe at will. <grin>

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132. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >>Fuzzy Dice! Fuzzy Dice!
>
>Dad's contribution, since my original pair are in Kozue now. (Being
>black with white pips, they made more sense in the MIBmobile, but I
>like 'em anyway. They bob around entertainingly at highway speed with
>the top down. :)
>
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Gryph, now we need pics of Kozue... or is that the one you just posted?

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133. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >Gryph, now we need pics of Kozue... or is that the one you just
>posted?

Nope, the Impala doesn't have a name yet. But there already are pictures of Kozue up...

http://www.eyrie-productions.com/~gryphon/car.html

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13. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >So that whole experiment has been done? I am amused. Although I can

Yep.

>only wonder if someone really did drop an entire bucket of ice into
>the deep fryer without considering what would happen. (Yeesh>)

Yes. I was *that* bored.

An ice cube made a bunch of bubbles. A cup of ice made a lot of bubbles. Hey, I bet a basket of ice would make a LOT of bubbles...

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35. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >>So that whole experiment has been done? I am amused. Although I can
>
>Yep.
>
>>only wonder if someone really did drop an entire bucket of ice into
>>the deep fryer without considering what would happen. (Yeesh>)
>
>Yes. I was *that* bored.
>
>An ice cube made a bunch of bubbles. A cup of ice made a lot of
>bubbles. Hey, I bet a basket of ice would make a LOT of bubbles...

Ya know, I work in a fairly high-volume restaurant, running (amongst other things) two ninety-pound deep fryers. I've got burn scars from deep frying wet potatoes. This whole scene frightened the living hell outta me. Oy. Just... Oy.

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52. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >Given Kaitlyn's history, don't expect her to be a quick mover. Given
>Juri's history, don't expect her to move at all. They're a maddening
>pair to work with in that regard. :)

Well, at least Kate won't have to run fast to intercept. <grin>

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12. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   LAST EDITED ON Aug-25-01 AT 10:54 AM (EDT)

>The one thing I'm wondering about is the deep fryer incident -- is
>that based on anything from real life? My curiousity is piqued.

Yep. I worked in Mini-DAKA for a while, until I got pissed off at the manager and deliberately got myself fired. (Stopped showing up, started talking back, etc. Just to see how long it'd take them to can me.)

It didn't happen just like that of course - it was me and this mellow stoner named 'Oz' who was also on duty. For some reason we had NO business one day, and we got stupid bored. And we had restocked everything and cleaned several times. And shooting sandwich toothpicks (you know, the ones with the colored plastic frizz on one end) into the ceiling through a straw can only entertain you for so long...

So we started deep frying things.

I was the brainiac who fill the basket.

Hey, Oz was a year or two ahead of me in college and he didn't stop me either.

And yes, we both stood there looking at it - and then looked at each other as we simultaneously remembered our physics classes and heat energy. And we ran.

But yeah, we deep fried most everything and taste tested much of it.

I was kind of hoping a deep fried Hostess pie would be like the old McDonalds pies. They aren't.

Edit: Oh, if it isn't obvious, I penned that scene.

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113. "RE: Fryalator"
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   So, I'm watching the food network, and who comes on, but bobby flay. Who is doing a show *all* about frying stuff up. Things like:
Pickles (Corn starch/meal batter for breading)
Rice (Make up a bowl of rice, scoop with ice cream scoop, drop in fryer)
A bunch of other random stuff that makes a bit of sense.
A large bucket of ice.

On national television. (ok, so its on at 2230 EST. still national.)
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114. "RE: Fryalator"
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   >A large bucket of ice.

What was the point of that?

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116. "RE: Fryalator"
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   >>A large bucket of ice.
>
>What was the point of that?
>

The post, or the ice?

The post is 'cause I've been up on 3 hours of sleep since sunday morning.

The ice was to show what *not* do do with a fryalator.

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10. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   Just a random, niggling question on Azalynn: I take it there aren't much in the way of STD's in the future? I'm all for her religion in concept, but in practice it kind of worries me... I suppose she could just be immune from most of 'em, but she still might be a carrier.

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11. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >Just a random, niggling question on Azalynn: I take it there aren't
>much in the way of STD's in the future? I'm all for her religion in
>concept, but in practice it kind of worries me... I suppose she could
>just be immune from most of 'em, but she still might be a carrier.

1. We like to think that by 24xx most of them have been cured.
2. She has an alien biology, perhaps earth bugs can't cope at all.
3. Who says she isn't playing safe?

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16. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >1. We like to think that by 24xx most of them have been cured.
>2. She has an alien biology, perhaps earth bugs can't cope at all.
>3. Who says she isn't playing safe?

Especially 3. At a guess, I would say that "don't give anyone a dreadful disease" falls pretty firmly under the "don't hurt anybody" rule. Thus, doing so would be not only a tremendous social faux pas, but also a high-order transgression against the spirits.

Translation: Don't worry about it.

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30. "Entr'acte: A Question of Faith - The Highlights"
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   Greetings!

Like Gryph said: This is to tie up some loose ends for SOS 5. Although I'm interested in how their road trip is going to go.

And now...

The Highlights

Miki finding the properly colored roses. I remember reading this is the last SOS part and thinking: Even though they joked about it, he's going to find a place that has the right roses. It's nice to be vindicated. :)

Mia's spell - North Wind. Is it the same spell that I remember from the Final Fantasy series? (It was an enemy's spell I believe.)

Azalynn. Wow. I really enjoy the depth you've given her.

Mac. For some reason I like him. I'm not sure of exactly why I do, I just do. :)

The Crab Rangoon Debate: It's the filling.

G'Kron - "...the one thing worse than a ranting Narn is a proselytizing Narn." :)

The Frier Incident. Laugh out loud funny.

Dorothy's humor - I think she picked up some pointers from Sylvie before she left.

I look forward to SOS 5.


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36. "RE: Entr'acte: A Question of Faith - The Highlights"
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   >Like Gryph said: This is to tie up some loose ends for SOS 5.
>Although I'm interested in how their road trip is going to go.

Well, I was originally going to gloss that over, but the cast of characters jumping on board for it ended up being so amusing that I think I'll have to go back and render it in, even if it means delaying the Fifth Movement a bit. I'm really pleased with the way the character dynamics are developing for this group. Utena and Saionji as friends? Who would have thought?

>Miki finding the properly colored roses. I remember reading this is
>the last SOS part and thinking: Even though they joked about it,
>he's going to find a place that has the right roses.
It's nice to
>be vindicated. :)

If Kaitlyn is Buckaroo Banzai, Miki is Perfect Tommy. :)

>Mia's spell - North Wind. Is it the same spell that I remember from
>the Final Fantasy series? (It was an enemy's spell I believe.)

Um... I dunno, actually. I didn't write that part. Anne?

>Azalynn. Wow. I really enjoy the depth you've given her.

Thanks. I'm pretty pleased with Az too, given that, just before she appeared in Wounded Rose, I had no idea she existed. No slow build-up, no dim notion in the back of my mind that percolated up after a few days, nothing - just "Hi! Here I am!" She's refined herself since then, of course, but it was still a remarkable experience. Original characters used to be very hard for me - it's one of the reasons I started out writing fanfic whose non-borrowed characters were all real people I knew. I won't say they're easy now, but they're not as hard as the used to be, when things go right. I'm very happy with the whole IBGF, but right now, Azalynn is the stand-out.

>The Crab Rangoon Debate: It's the filling.

If Saionji was right, he would have won. At least, that's what Saionji will tell you. :)

>Dorothy's humor - I think she picked up some pointers from Sylvie
>before she left.

Could be, could be. Dorothy's development is going very well; it's another reason I want to go and show the Toronto trip after all. :)

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51. "RE: Entr'acte: A Question of Faith - The Highlights"
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   >>Although I'm interested in how their road trip is going to go.
>
>Well, I was originally going to gloss that over, but the cast of
>characters jumping on board for it ended up being so amusing that I
>think I'll have to go back and render it in, even if it means delaying
>the Fifth Movement a bit.

Hey, I don't mind waiting.

>I'm really pleased with the way the
>character dynamics are developing for this group. Utena and Saionji
>as friends? Who would have thought?

Indeed. But then, you have a knack for making the impossible possible. :)

>>Miki finding the properly colored roses. I remember reading this is
>>the last SOS part and thinking: Even though they joked about it,
>>he's going to find a place that has the right roses.
It's nice to
>>be vindicated. :)
>
>If Kaitlyn is Buckaroo Banzai, Miki is Perfect Tommy. :)

Heh.

>>Azalynn. Wow. I really enjoy the depth you've given her.
>
>Thanks. I'm pretty pleased with Az too, given that, just before she
>appeared in Wounded Rose, I had no idea she existed. No slow
>build-up, no dim notion in the back of my mind that percolated up
>after a few days, nothing - just "Hi! Here I am!" She's refined
>herself since then, of course, but it was still a remarkable
>experience.

It's an interesting thing to see a character evolve as you continue to read a series.

>Original characters used to be very hard for me - it's
>one of the reasons I started out writing fanfic whose non-borrowed
>characters were all real people I knew. I won't say they're easy now,
>but they're not as hard as the used to be, when things go right. I'm
>very happy with the whole IBGF, but right now, Azalynn is the
>stand-out.

I look forward to see how the rest of the IBGF evolves as well.

>>The Crab Rangoon Debate: It's the filling.
>
>If Saionji was right, he would have won. At least, that's what
>Saionji will tell you. :)

Rematch!

>>Dorothy's humor - I think she picked up some pointers from Sylvie
>>before she left.
>
>Could be, could be. Dorothy's development is going very well; it's
>another reason I want to go and show the Toronto trip after all. :)

Can't wait to find out.

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56. "RE: Entr'acte: A Question of Faith - The Highlights"
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   >>>Although I'm interested in how their road trip is going to go.
>>
>>Well, I was originally going to gloss that over, but the cast of
>>characters jumping on board for it ended up being so amusing that I
>>think I'll have to go back and render it in, even if it means delaying
>>the Fifth Movement a bit.
>
>Hey, I don't mind waiting.

Well, you don't, but I've got a character on deck who's getting really sick of hanging around in the Green Room. She's read all the magazines twice, there's nothing good on TV, and although she's too polite to complain about it outright, I'm sure she's getting good and restless. I don't want to keep her waiting too much longer.

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66. "RE: Entr'acte: A Question of Faith - The Highlights"
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   >>Hey, I don't mind waiting.
>
>Well, you don't, but I've got a character on deck who's getting
>really sick of hanging around in the Green Room. She's read
>all the magazines twice, there's nothing good on TV, and although
>she's too polite to complain about it outright, I'm sure she's getting
>good and restless. I don't want to keep her waiting too much
>longer.

Ah. Far be it for me to keep a lady waiting too long.

I trust the Green Room has an adaquate supply of snacks and drinks for her.

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75. "RE: Entr'acte: A Question of Faith - The Highlights"
In response to message #66
 
   >Ah. Far be it for me to keep a lady waiting too long.
>
>I trust the Green Room has an adaquate supply of snacks and drinks for
>her.

Oh, gracious yes. Continental breakfast every day, and the lunch buffet is not to be missed. We treat our characters pretty well here at the EPU studios. There are also a wide variety of video, board and card games.

Still, one gets tired of waiting for one's cue after a while.

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115. "RE: Entr'acte: A Question of Faith - The Highlights"
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   >>Mia's spell - North Wind. Is it the same spell that I remember from
>>the Final Fantasy series? (It was an enemy's spell I believe.)

>Um... I dunno, actually. I didn't write that part. Anne?

Well, pencil me in as someone who's disappointed she didn't use one of her Lunar spells. Granted, most of them have pretty lame names, especially in the original Sega CD version, but she could have whipped out Trouble Bubble or Flameria or something. (Still, if I remember my Final Fantasy lore correctly, White Wind never actually kills an opponent-- just divides their remaining HP by 10-- so it was probably a better spell for a friendly spar anyway.)

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117. "RE: Entr'acte: A Question of Faith - The Highlights"
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   >>>Mia's spell - North Wind. Is it the same spell that I remember from
>>>the Final Fantasy series? (It was an enemy's spell I believe.)
>
>>Um... I dunno, actually. I didn't write that part. Anne?
>
>Well, pencil me in as someone who's disappointed she didn't use one of
>her Lunar spells.

Her Lunar spells tend to blow things up...

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118. "RE: Entr'acte: A Question of Faith - The Highlights"
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   Gryphon wrote:

Her Lunar spells tend to blow things up...

True 'dat. Actually, I was kind of surprised to see either of them using Finishing Strikes (been playing a lot of Valkyrie Profile of late, though I think I've stalled out on a stupidly hard boss), but I suppose anything goes in a Rose Duel. Still, she could have used (if you're borrowing more from the Sega CD version) De-Protect or (if you prefer the Playstation version) Power Drive. Anyway, it's not a huge issue, just something I (as a Lunar fanboy) would have liked to see.

Of course, what I'm really waiting for is a chance for Nall to prove he's a white dragon. Mmm.

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119. "RE: Entr'acte: A Question of Faith - The Highlights"
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   >Gryphon wrote:
>
>Her Lunar spells tend to blow things up...
>
>True 'dat. Actually, I was kind of surprised to see either of them
>using Finishing Strikes (been playing a lot of Valkyrie Profile of

That'd be somethign to see: Corwin getting pissed off and breaking out something like a Nibelung Valesti.

>late, though I think I've stalled out on a stupidly hard boss), but I

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120. "RE: Entr'acte: A Question of Faith - The Highlights"
In response to message #118
 
   >Gryphon wrote:
>
>Her Lunar spells tend to blow things up...
>
>True 'dat. Actually, I was kind of surprised to see either of them
>using Finishing Strikes (been playing a lot of Valkyrie Profile of
>late, though I think I've stalled out on a stupidly hard boss), but I
>suppose anything goes in a Rose Duel.

She hadn't really intended to use magic at all. But then T'skaia went and did a bit of thread magic (probably because he felt that she'd proven all that she needed to prove, and... well, yeah, anything goes :). And if you're a sorceress, and someone flings magic at you, returning in kind is pretty close to an instinctual reaction. :)

>Still, she could have used (if you're borrowing more from the Sega
>CD version) De-Protect or (if you prefer the Playstation version)
>Power Drive.

A few points:

1. Mia's still developing her L33T S0RC3R355 5K1LLZ. In Lunar terms, she's probably only around tenth level or so. She hasn't had all that much chance to practice, either -- casting spells in the Great Library of Yedor is probably frowned upon. :)

2. Most of Mia's Lunar spells do damage to the target, and that's not her intent here. Power Drive (I've only played the PSX version) would be an option, yes... but there's probably an element of opponent intimidation and (although she'd never admit it) a bit of showing off involved. An icy wind looks cooler than the Power Drive effect, and it's harder to miss. ;)

3. It had to be an ice-based attack, so that Nall would feel something weird. ;)

>Anyway, it's not a huge issue, just something I (as a Lunar fanboy)
>would have liked to see.

Don't fret, I'm also a Lunar fanboy. You'll see her usual tricks eventually, I'm sure.

Though I'm still hashing out with Gryph exactly how her sorcery works, in terms of casting. As it stands, it's kind of a cross between the Lunar "just call your shot" method and the Slayers incantation-based system. I figure there's probably a way to "hang" spells (if you've read the second set of Amber chronicles, you know what I mean) by doing most of the incantation and semantic bits ahead of time, so that you can cast complex spells just by uttering keywords at the appropriate moment. (You'd likely need something physical or metaphysical to hang them off of, though.)

(Thus, the fact that Mia had to recite the whole spell during the duel is a sign that she hadn't prepared anything ahead of time. I doubt she'll get caught off-guard again. :)

>Of course, what I'm really waiting for is a chance for Nall to
>prove he's a white dragon. Mmm.

Well, he doesn't have to prove it to Mia. She never doubted it. :)

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126. "RE: Entr'acte: A Question of Faith - The Highlights"
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   >Though I'm still hashing out with Gryph exactly how her sorcery
>works, in terms of casting. As it stands, it's kind of a cross
>between the Lunar "just call your shot" method and the Slayers
>incantation-based system. I figure there's probably a way to "hang"
>spells (if you've read the second set of Amber chronicles, you know
>what I mean) by doing most of the incantation and semantic bits ahead
>of time, so that you can cast complex spells just by uttering keywords
>at the appropriate moment. (You'd likely need something physical or
>metaphysical to hang them off of, though.)

Just as a thought, if you need a physical focus for the centering of the holding, it's entirely possible that the Isil'Zha pin might be a good one to use. It's obviously got great meaning to her, and the ceremonial manner in which it's created is well-suited to it being a focus-object of some kind.

From VEX:

"The uniform of a Ranger is very similar to that of the Minbari warrior caste; A design to reflect that Minbari and Humans are working together. The centerpoint of the outfit is a pin. A stylized Human and Minbari frame an aqua-blue gemstone. The figures blend in the middle to signify the two halves of their souls joined to battle a common enemy. The figures are worked into the same metal and hold the gemstone. The jewel is called Isil'Zha; meaning the future, birth, beginnings, and dawn of a new age. It is forged in white hot flame. The pin is then cooled in three bowls: First in ancient holy water, next in Minbari blood, and lastly in Human blood. It is said that when a ranger dies the two figures each shed three tears; one of water, two of blood."

VERY symbolic and mystically potent, especially considering Mia's heritage.

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127. "RE: Entr'acte: A Question of Faith - The Highlights"
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   >Just as a thought, if you need a physical focus for the centering of
>the holding, it's entirely possible that the Isil'Zha pin might be a
>good one to use. It's obviously got great meaning to her, and the
>ceremonial manner in which it's created is well-suited to it being a
>focus-object of some kind.

>VERY symbolic and mystically potent, especially considering Mia's
>heritage.

Think you are, first one you are to think of this, mm?

:)

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129. "RE: Entr'acte: A Question of Faith - The Highlights"
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   >Think you are, first one you are to think of this, mm?

No. I'm just working things out.

Remember, WE'RE not the ones with the All Seeing Eye here, Pinky Carruthers. Let us get our own jollies where we can.

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135. "RE: Entr'acte: A Question of Faith - The Highlights"
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   >>Mia's spell - North Wind. Is it the same spell that I remember from
>>the Final Fantasy series? (It was an enemy's spell I believe.)
>
>Um... I dunno, actually. I didn't write that part. Anne?

That came straight out of my imagination and a little too much time spent reading Haiku that evening. As far as I know, if it's identical to somebody else's spell it's a case of convergent evolution. ;)

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81. "RE: Entr'acte: A Question of Faith - The Highlights"
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   >Greetings!


>Mac. For some reason I like him. I'm not sure of exactly why
>I do, I just do. :)

Mac's thing is simple. He's -ordinary.- He's not a band member, he's not an alien, he's not descended from any galactic heroes. He's just a human, not of Earth but of Earth descent, who wants a thorough education and who managed to get away from a couple of really shitty roommates.

Mac -likes- G'Kron. G'Kron is annoying, but he's not -hostile.-

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87. "RE: Entr'acte: A Question of Faith - The Highlights"
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   >Mac's thing is simple. He's -ordinary.- He's not a band member, he's
>not an alien, he's not descended from any galactic heroes. He's just a
>human, not of Earth but of Earth descent, who wants a thorough
>education and who managed to get away from a couple of really shitty
>roommates.

Maybe that's the reason I like him. I've had to get away from a couple of real shitty roommates at one point in my life. (And a good thing I got away too; they were eventually busted for drug possession a couple of months after I left.)

Because he's ordinary is the other reason I like him. In a story with extraordinary characters you need at least one to be ordinary.

>Mac -likes- G'Kron. G'Kron is annoying, but he's not -hostile.-

I've had roommates like that too. :)

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41. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   Most everything I could say about this one has already been said...

However, there are a couple of things that I do still want to note: At first I started to take offense at the description of the missionaries, but I had to stop... it seems that's default dress for ALL missionaries of late except for Moonies.

The Impala... somehow I had a feeling that Kate was getting a car. Just call it an intuitive perception of plotlines. makes it a pain in the backside sometimes at movies. Like when I saw JP3, from the first time people appeared on camera I knew who was going to be Dino bait and who wasnt.

Getting back to the impala, though, Vlad truly is an appropriate name. Back when I was younger, I HAD this little Honda civic. I was pulling out down the street, went to turn on the radio, and drifted twords the curb... Right into the back of a neighbors Impala. Net result? Honda's front end totaly impaled inward, cracking open the radiator. Damage to the Impala? a 1cm scratch on the chrome around the tail light. Kait's got a set of wheels that will serve her well if the stuff starts to fly in earnest, even before the EOJ upgrade package.

Speaking of EOJ-Streetfighter.... I love it!!! What exaclty are Darkwing Diggie's special moves??

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42. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >At first I started to take offense at the description of the
>missionaries, but I had to stop... it seems that's default dress for
>ALL missionaries of late except for Moonies.

I wanted them to be wearing blue Krishna robes, but Kris thought that would make them too easy to spot in a crowd. :)

>Speaking of EOJ-Streetfighter.... I love it!!! What exaclty are
>Darkwing Diggie's special moves??

I'm not sure - you'd have to ask Marty. He hangs around the forums sometimes, so he might weigh in.

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44. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >Impala. Net result? Honda's front end totaly impaled inward, cracking
>open the radiator. Damage to the Impala? a 1cm scratch on the chrome
>around the tail light.

Somehow I doubt Impala's were built with the concept of 'crumple zones' in mind. :)

And I share your pain. I had a Civic hatchback for 6 years, and the poor thing went through 3 hoods in that time. I seemed to have a surgical precision for crumpling up just the hood (ok, one time wasn't my fault and I wasn't even in the car, but, still, what are the odds?). Thankfully, I seem to have outgrown that phase.

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53. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >And I share your pain. I had a Civic hatchback for 6 years, and the
>poor thing went through 3 hoods in that time. I seemed to have a
>surgical precision for crumpling up just the hood (ok, one time
>wasn't my fault and I wasn't even in the car, but, still, what are the
>odds?). Thankfully, I seem to have outgrown that phase.

After experiencing the "crumple zone" effect with my Civic, I decided to go with a tank; hence, the HonkyMobile. It is a '76 Wagoneer, previously owned by a farmer in Nebraska. The paint job isn't bad (at a distance of a half mile) and the rusted-out hole near the tailpipe has been patched (with a cut up and tack-welded Folger's Coffee can); not only that, at some point the small windows for the various gauges had to be replaced (small tin brackets and sheet metal screws hold the glass plates in place). Next summer, my main car project is going to be body work and other preparations for a new paint job.

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121. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >Somehow I doubt Impala's were built with the concept of 'crumple
>zones' in mind. :)

>Chad Collier
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Sure they were. But back in that day, we didn't call them "crumple zones". We called them "VW Beetles".

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57. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >Speaking of EOJ-Streetfighter.... I love it!!! What exaclty are
>Darkwing Diggie's special moves??

INSOLENT. *smite!* That name is not yours to speak.

:)

SF-EOJ Hammer's moveset is a tradeoff of ranged shots (Blade, Snake Wave, &c) and in-fighting (Thunder Punch, Swords In/Out -- but no throws with the swords out, &c). He does have the largest supers repertoire in the game (Thunder Sword, Blade Blizzard, Hunter Wave, Hammer Down, and a few more plus air variations), so if you're obsessed with building super-meter levels you're all set.

As in "real life", his primary weakness -- one which failed to work to Juri's advantage -- is Noriko. All attacks do half damage against her. :)

In the "Experts of Justice Vs. Street Fighter" series, he has his three primary Thunder Force teammates backing him up instead of as opponents. Think Captain Commando; Thunder Sword comes out rather different in the Vs. games and Thunder Storm is really fun to see in motion. :)

Not a full answer, but as much of one as you're going to get.

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59. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >Not a full answer, but as much of one as you're going to get.

No taunts? ;)

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73. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >>Not a full answer, but as much of one as you're going to get.
>No taunts? ;)

Terrors that flap in the night don't taunt.

Ask Batman. HE doesn't taunt.

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74. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >>>Not a full answer, but as much of one as you're going to get.
>>No taunts? ;)
>
>Terrors that flap in the night don't taunt.

I beg to differ. That tagline is a taunt. ;)

>Ask Batman. HE doesn't taunt.

Look, if you ever catch me asking The Cloaked Curmudgeon for any kind of superhero lifestyle advice, it's time to haul out the Alien Blades of Unimaginable Sharpness and put me out of my misery. Ok?

--truss,
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79. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
In response to message #74
 
   >Look, if you ever catch me asking The Cloaked Curmudgeon for any kind
>of superhero lifestyle advice, it's time to haul out the Alien Blades
>of Unimaginable Sharpness and put me out of my misery. Ok?
>
>--truss,
>not that anyone who hasn't sat in on NCGA discussions will get that
>reference...

I didn't.

Bastard.

<SHATTER>

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102. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
In response to message #59
 
   >>Not a full answer, but as much of one as you're going to get.
>
>No taunts? ;)

Come now, everyone in the game has at least three taunts. Listing them would just get tedious. Discovery is half the fun! ;)

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94. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   LAST EDITED ON Aug-28-01 AT 04:26 AM (EDT)

>>Speaking of EOJ-Streetfighter.... I love it!!! What exaclty are
>>Darkwing Diggie's special moves??
>
>INSOLENT. *smite!* That name is not yours to speak.
>
>:)

Sheesh... What's next? Enrolment in the Zardon Far Legion?

:)

Then what does he go by in his 'Darkwing' impersonations, Since only Eiko calls him Diggie?

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101. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
In response to message #94
 
   >>>Speaking of EOJ-Streetfighter.... I love it!!! What exaclty are
>>>Darkwing Diggie's special moves??
>>
>>INSOLENT. *smite!* That name is not yours to speak.
>
>Sheesh... What's next? Enrolment in the Zardon Far Legion?

Oh, don't get all drama-queen on me here. Just know your role, jabroni. :)

>Then what does he go by in his 'Darkwing' impersonations, Since only
>Eiko calls him Diggie?

Gee, I wonder. Let's see ... six letters, starts with an 'H'... B)

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111. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >
>Gee, I wonder. Let's see ... six letters, starts with an 'H'... B)
>
>(Remember, kids: The Internet Makes You Stupid.(tm))
>

D'oh... Someone must be sneaking blonde hair dye into my shampoo again. ;)

Anyway, would that be a full on Darkwing Hammer, or just PC, or ...

YOu know, I really should remember a very good line for times like this.

"If you wonder how they eat or breath or other science facts, remember that it's just a show and that you really should relax!!!"

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112. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   LAST EDITED ON Aug-28-01 AT 11:26 PM (EDT)

>>
>>Gee, I wonder. Let's see ... six letters, starts with an 'H'... B)
>>
>>(Remember, kids: The Internet Makes You Stupid.(tm))
>>
>
>D'oh... Someone must be sneaking blonde hair dye into my shampoo
>again. ;)
>
>Anyway, would that be a full on Darkwing Hammer, or just PC, or ...
>

PCHammer, or Hammer. Or, sometimes, The Hammer. As in...


I am the terror that flaps in the night.
I am the rapier wit that skewers your mistakes.
I am the hot sauce in your oatmeal, the wasabi in your lemonade...
...I am The Hammer.

Or something like that.

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130. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
In response to message #112
 
   >
>
>I am the terror that flaps in the night.
>I am the rapier wit that skewers your mistakes.
>I am the hot sauce in your oatmeal, the wasabi in your lemonade...
>...I am The Hammer.
>

>
>Or something like that.
>

Only if the person was someone who had a lot to deal with cold things. Other than that you've got the patter down as well as I do. Of course, PC is the final arbitrater on that one. :)

Of course, this also adds a whole new meaning to the old prison slangs of "getting Hammered" or "Catching the Heavy end of the Hammer".... Especially if he's working with Eiko!!! ;)

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136. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >>
>>
>>I am the terror that flaps in the night.
>>I am the rapier wit that skewers your mistakes.
>>I am the hot sauce in your oatmeal, the wasabi in your lemonade...
>>...I am The Hammer.
>>

>>
>>Or something like that.
>>
>
>Only if the person was someone who had a lot to deal with cold things.
>

True. Drop that speech on MegaZone, and he'd probably be thinking, "Wasabi in my lemonade? That sounds interesting..."

Or maybe not.

>
> Other than that you've got the patter down as well as I do. Of
>course, PC is the final arbitrater on that one. :)
>

Naah. Took me ten minutes to pull that one together. I have no idea how UF PCHammer can come up with such good speeches on thirty seconds notice.

>
>Of course, this also adds a whole new meaning to the old prison slangs
>of "getting Hammered" or "Catching the Heavy end of the Hammer"....
>Especially if he's working with Eiko!!! ;)
>

"So, how'd they nail you?"

"CID dropped The Hammer on me."

"Whoa! They musta wanted you brought in, but BAD!"

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137. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >>
>>Of course, this also adds a whole new meaning to the old prison slangs
>>of "getting Hammered" or "Catching the Heavy end of the Hammer"....
>>Especially if he's working with Eiko!!! ;)
>>
>
>"So, how'd they nail you?"
>
>"CID dropped The Hammer on me."
>
>"Whoa! They musta wanted you brought in, but BAD!"
>
>Peter Eng

It would actually be the EoJ, but who's picking nits? ^_^;

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88. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   Man, that was great! I haven't laughed that hard in a long time.

The serious parts were excellent too, but DAMN I needed a good laugh.

Vlad the Impala? That caused pain. Gryphon, consider yourself to have had a napkin thrown at you. :-)

Did you hear about the place selling deep-fried candy bars (at some state fair, I think... sounds New Mexican to me but I don't think the NM state fair is quite this early...)? You do have to put batter around such things if you're going to deep fry them. That stunt with the ice... Good thing they were both duelists and had good reflexes. Otherwise that would have HURT!


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90. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >Vlad the Impala? That caused pain. Gryphon, consider yourself to
>have had a napkin thrown at you. :-)

I plead only partially guilty. Mark "Haywire" Luchini had a beat-up late-seventies Impala named Vlad back in our WPI days. :)

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100. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >I plead only partially guilty. Mark "Haywire" Luchini had a beat-up
>late-seventies Impala named Vlad back in our WPI days. :)

He only gets to plead partially guilty, too.

The first release of 'Car Wars' had a stock vehicle with that name in it. Spiked Ramplate with a side of machinegun ammo was the order of the day.

"Hey, Mel, I need two grenades and a plate of spaghetti with meatballs!"
(30 seconds later)
BOOOOM!
"Hey, Mel... I said two grenades and a plate of spaghtti with meatballs... not TWO MEATBALLS AND A PLATE OF SPAGHETTI WITH GRENADES!!"

(From a Midville Diner Encounter.)

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108. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >"Hey, Mel, I need two grenades and a plate of spaghetti with
>meatballs!"
>(30 seconds later)
>BOOOOM!
>"Hey, Mel... I said two grenades and a plate of spaghtti with
>meatballs... not TWO MEATBALLS AND A PLATE OF SPAGHETTI WITH
>GRENADES!!"

>(From a Midville Diner Encounter.)

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93. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >NM state fair is quite this early...)? You do have to put batter
>around such things if you're going to deep fry them. That stunt with
>the ice... Good thing they were both duelists and had good reflexes.
>Otherwise that would have HURT!

Hmm, I guess I'm a duelist then... Where's my Rose Bride?

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98. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >Hmm, I guess I'm a duelist then... Where's my Rose Bride?

On backorder. We're all out. Normally get'em in fresh on Mondays.

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106. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >>Hmm, I guess I'm a duelist then... Where's my Rose Bride?
>
>On backorder. We're all out. Normally get'em in fresh on Mondays.

Do you acept credit cards??

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109. "RE: WOOHOO!! Entr'acte: A Question of Faith."
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   >>Hmm, I guess I'm a duelist then... Where's my Rose Bride?
>On backorder. We're all out. Normally get'em in fresh on Mondays.

"Rose Brides? They line up at the truck for the Rose Brides."

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