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Totally off=topic and unrelated to anything. Does anyone in the fandom play/have played Nationstates? Just wondering if there's any overlap.

Here's another one:


Greg Bishansky

Demona has maimed a lot of people. Why should she remember one farm boy? That doesn't mean she has a bad memory.

I'm sure there are waiters I've been served by that did such a good job that I tipped them big, or such a bad job that I left little to no tip, maybe even complained to a manager, that I don't remember.

Greg Bishansky

I suspect that to Demona, Gillecomgain was just one more human to take her anger out on (especially since she probably slaughtered or at least attacked lots of humans off-stage in the period between 994 and 1032 - and even beyond).
Todd Jensen
Hufflepuffs are really good finders

Slow week, I guess. Already Friday and no posts besides the countup.

I've been thinking about Demona's memory lately for some reason. It's interesting how she has a really good memory of some things (e.g. her vow to Goliath in "Vows", which she remembered 1,020 years later), but no memory at all of other things (e.g. when she slashed Gillecomgain across the face, which she had already forgotten fewer than 40 years later).

Of course, she has a blind spot with regard to personal integrity and responsibility, and I think that probably has something to do with it.

On a personal note, integrity and responsibility are pretty important to me, and one of the challenges of a career in education is looking after students who might not have as much integrity as I would like. Today in particular I felt a lot of sympathy for janitors, hired to clean up the messes of others.

I would love to teach kids as much as I know about integrity, but if "Outfoxed" taught me anything, it's that "integrity is never easy. It's a daily struggle, a costly struggle."

In fact, the conversation between Goliath and Halcyon demonstrates pretty well (through its length as well as its content) how difficult it is. How many lines did it take for Goliath to own up to his previous mistake?

And from that perspective, Halcyon's patience is pretty impressive. I'm sure he didn't spend nearly so much breath on any of those employees he had fired.

Paul - [nampahcfluap at yahoo dot com]

Perfect 10!!!!!!!!!! Tenth and away we go on with the show.
Vinnie - [tpeano29 at hotmail dot com]

Three squared.

Two cubed plus one.

Paul - [nampahcfluap at yahoo dot com]

I am in love with all seven sins.

That's EIGHT words in the previous sentence, btw. ;)

Greg Bishansky

Lust, Gluttony, Envy, Greed, Sloth, Wrath and Pride.
Here, too, when they came, they found the Huns, whose warlike fury had swept the earth like a living flame, till the dying peoples held that in their veins ran the blood of those old witches, who, expelled from Scythia had mated with the devils in the desert. Fools, fools! What devil or what witch was ever so great as Attila, whose blood is in these veins?

From far, from eve and morning, And yon twelve-winded sky, The stuff of life to knit me, Blew hither: here am I. -A.E. Housman

Yuna Yuki, Mimori Togo, Fu Inubozaki, Itsuki Inubozaki, and Karin Miyoshi!
Masterdramon - [kmc12009 at mymail dot pomona dot edu]
"The answer was so simple, I was too SMART to see it!" - Princess Bonnibel Bubblegum

Two squared.

I went forth (heh; couldn't resist) the Gargoyles section of the video Charisma82 linked last Saturday (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDi-pfwT9NY#t=44m57s). I'm always happy to hear the series is getting mentioned, but I wasn't particularly enamored with what the hosts had to say, especially right at the start. "I'm not sure how smart it was," indeed.

Brainiac - [OSUBrainiac at gmail dot com]
There is balance in all things. Live in symmetry with the world around you. If you must blow things up and steal from those around you, THAT'S WHAT RPGS ARE FOR!


Happy St. Andrew's Day!

Todd Jensen
Hufflepuffs are really good finders


Hope everyone stateside had a safe and pleasant Thanksgiving :)

"The suspense is terrible, I hope it lasts" -- Willy Wonka


Been a long time...

Matt - [Saint Louis, Missouri, USA]