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6 and a half hours later... in General
Law Bringer
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Ahem. The only one I know of is Arthur Weasley, who is bitten by a snake under mysterious circumstances (too vague to be a spoiler). Any others? :confused:

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
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Law Bringer
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How about Terry Pratchett's 'Old English'

And ye mightye partye didde emerge fromme the front gate of the greatte Fortte Emergence, and it was goodde. They behelde the beauteous skye and the fair sunne, and wandered downne to explore more offe the lande, forre they didde spye a greatte citye in the distance. They werre thenne ambushed by a hoste of strange creatures the likes offe which theye had nevere seenne before! Slimye globbes of mucke and jellye, that were brightelye coloured! But the aliene fyendes were quickelye dispatchéd, and the mightye heroes wandered on downne the hille.

;)

[ Wednesday, June 25, 2003 00:58: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Board Degeneration in General
Law Bringer
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Oligarchy or monarchy, the thing is; they still need to have absolute power in the boards, otherwise spammers will just ruin the whole thing. That's what I meant; we have a choice between having the boards spammed back to the stone-age, or we can have a lot of mods and admins with ultimate power - preferably arranged around the time zones so that they can work shifts around the clock - who delete every topic that shows the first sign of being spam, instead of locking them.

I don't really think the second option is better: It would form the boards into something where you're afraid of clicking the post button for fear of being banned (or canned), and boards should have such a thing as freedom of speech. But if it stops the spammers... :(

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
The Questions game... in General
Law Bringer
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That leaves 2, 3, and 7

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
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Law Bringer
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Where? Where? Where's that reference? Quote it plzzz! :) Something with furry people or something?

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Enforced "goodness" -- a good thing? in Blades of Avernum
Law Bringer
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I think that idea - which is a wonderful idea to make original games btw - is already used in several scenarios. The only one that currently comes to mind is "A small rebellion".

How about having a 'Lawful Evil' alignment? Some sort of Holy Inquisitor for the Anama ;) ? Or serving some brutal totalitarian king as secret police.

Personally though, being evil in an rpg is bad for my mood. I'm not above razing a town or three when I'm bored, but being evil on purpose - ie. to fill the game's objective - sounds unpleasant.

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Board Degeneration in General
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I guess we have a choice between totalitarianism and anarchy. :( Which is the smaller evil?

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
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Law Bringer
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I'll take #6. :)

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
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So basically, it's the same as Shakespeare without the rhymes and the scansion. ;) OMG, completely forgot, I think Shakespeare did live around then some time right? :rolleyes:

Oh, and I guess they can hardly put something more explicit than 'knowing' in there, can they? It's General Audience, remember. :P

[ Tuesday, June 24, 2003 13:30: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
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Sorry if this makes me sound uneducated/uncultivated, but who or what is King James 1611? :confused: Do you mean a kind of Middle English from 1611? :confused:

Oh, and about Shakespeare:

"Adrianna: Take this, thou feline knave!

*she casteth a Fireball*

Nephil: I am betrayed!
With fiendish sorc'ry hath this cruel witch
unseaméd me from the nave of my chops!

*he dieth*"
:D

[ Tuesday, June 24, 2003 10:56: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
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Such parodies don't necessarily need to lack style :P . How about this: (That's based on the ballad of Eärendil the Mariner, in Lord of the Rings, if you want to know.)

Erika was a sorceress
That sorc'ried in Ermarian
The Empire was pissed of at her
And banished her to Avernum

Her power was beyond all thought
And so she wrought most mighty spells
To nourish life in deepest caves
And keep it save from utmost hells.

But as time passed, her mind did turn
To wrathful, churning thoughts of hate
For ere the wizards cast her down
They cursed her thus to seal her fate:

That ever, if the light of sun
Should touch upon her skin again
Demonic ire and blazing fire
Consume her in the instant then.

And so her fury smouldered fey
At seeing day for nevermore
And soon she plotted full of gall
The tyrant's fall and death through gore.

A party then - for thus they named
Adventurers in days of old -
Was beaméd up to Hawthorne's Fort
And killed the lord and got some gold.

And later, when the Avernites
Decided light of day was nice
The vahnatai wreaked havoc on
The surface out of pure despise.

So Erika went up herself
To aid the party in their plight
And battled Rentar-Ihrno there
But Rentar brought the deadly light

Into the caves, and on the spot
A blaze as hot as brightest star
Consumed the mighty sorceress,
The flammifer of Erika.

Bit crappy, but better than Zephyr's RPs ;) .

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Help! I need away messages in General
Law Bringer
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In an IM, I've seen the following message being used:

"[Name of Sender], you are amazingly stupid. You're actually retarded enough to argue with an away message!"
:P

Works best if [name of sender] can be included, for example in aim - I'm not sure if it's possible in icq.
:D

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Superheroes in General
Law Bringer
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Omlette: You have to be careful about keeping it secret though, or some government will draft/abduct you and force you to gold-making the rest of your life - reminds me of some fairytale :P . Oh, and you'd be likely to be shot to prevent a price slump. Basically, it'd be a dangerous and unpleasant ability. No thanks ;) .

Time-stopping is nice too, but only if linked with immortality. What's the use of being able to put in a year in one day if it shortens your life by one year? Is that really worth it?

[ Tuesday, June 24, 2003 01:02: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Superheroes in General
Law Bringer
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- I'd like invisibility best. You can always get an airplane :P .

- And teleportation would be nice. That or vast arcane power. Mmmmmh, which? Teleportation is incredibly useful; almost half your time is spent on getting from one place to another. Magic would be cooler though. :cool:

EDIT: Forgot completely to say what I was gonna do with that magic power. I'm not sure yet, but I know that it includes something painful happening to Bush. :P

- I'd stick with 'Arancaytar', maybe 'The Arancaytar'. I like the name. That's why I chose it for my board profile, duh! ;)

[ Monday, June 23, 2003 23:29: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Make kills from your summons give you experience? in Blades of Avernum
Law Bringer
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This is funny: Did anyone notice that the last two posts said almost exactly the same things? :D Just, uh, differently. ;)

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6 and a half hours later... in General
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I heard he was duelling a Death Eater in some underground chamber, and fell through a 'magical portal of death' or something like that. That's only a garbled rumor passed on through word of mouth, mind you. I haven't actually read this far myself yet (My father and my sister take turns reading it at the moment, so I don't get to read. ;) )

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
6 and a half hours later... in General
Law Bringer
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Well, there has to be *some* recompense for Sirius Black... :D

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
6 and a half hours later... in General
Law Bringer
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I reckon Mrs. Rowling didn't make herself popular with that... :P

I think so too, I mean, she could have killed of Snape, or Vernon, or Dudley better still, eh? But - No, it's always got to be one of the good guys who bites the bullet. :mad:

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
BOA Scenario Designers in Blades of Avernum
Law Bringer
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Sorry.

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6 and a half hours later... in General
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If you really want to know---
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Sirius Black. :(

[ Saturday, June 21, 2003 23:17: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
6 and a half hours later... in General
Law Bringer
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Funny. My sister bought it too and I have to wait for her. :rolleyes: And of course, since she doesn't speak English that well, this will take a long while :rolleyes: .

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
What feature that the Avernum series lacked would you most like to see in BoA? in Blades of Avernum
Law Bringer
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Not just yourself... That 'some, erm, fun for the players' sounds *very* foreboding.

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Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair.
I have a love of woodwind instruments.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
BOA Scenario Designers in Blades of Avernum
Law Bringer
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quote:
It's probably not a good idea to be throwing around names like that. Well that is if you want to keep the name to yourself...
Yeah, it's probably a good idea to keep the name for yourself - if you want to keep the name for yourself. [/sarcasm] Sorry, couldn't resist that.

:P

Also, if you tell the name of your scenario, you will usually have started developing it, or at least finishing the outline of your plot. So you'll be ahead of anyone copying (probably, unless the one copying is a very fast designer). And when the scenario is out, nobody would name theira after one that is already there... ;)

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Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair.
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Darn! in General
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Thanks [/irony] :P

I'd never miss a chance to post useless things. :P
As long as I don't get offensive, I'll *maybe* even get away with it. :D

[ Saturday, June 21, 2003 00:50: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Darn! in General
Law Bringer
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Oh, §$%&$#!!!

my keyboard is broken! Seriously!! :( I wrote this with Insert symbol in Word! lot of clicking. Guess i'll be gone for a while until I get it repaired. Bye for now.
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00

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