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Sex! Yay! in General
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quote:
Originally written by wz. As:

The chain of implications I had in mind was:

It is possible for one's sexual orientation/preference to change => It may be possible to induce change in someone's sexual orientation => If so, then homosexuals should be converted into heterosexuals whenever possible.

I admit that I assigned this contrived chain of logic to Gizmo's (or are you only Jewels now?) statement in part because she is a self-avowed fundamentalist Christian. Upon further reflection, I realized that I should not have made any assumptions about Gizmo's beliefs in this matter.

Indeed, for all I know she may believe that all heterosexuals should be converted to homosexuality.

Gizmo is my formal moniker, Jewels is a self-assigned nickname.

I left out my religous beliefs on this matter on purpose. Whether or not homosexuality is morally wrong is a moot point because there are many ways for heterosexuality to be morally wrong as well. It being right or wrong does not change whether you find it pleasurable or not. Maybe less so for feelings of guilt but if it feels good, it feels good regardless.

I don't think orientations are intentionally convertable, you get what you get and you don't throw a fit, but the orientation may change on it's own due to life experiences, body changes, hormone fluxuations, etc. There is no telling, though, what specific life experience would influence a change or which way the experience will swing the pendulum until after the fact. Thus no way to effectively 'rehabilitate' if that's what you want to call it.

To address Kel's question, not all external pressure is bad. I would say the pressure to eat right even though you really crave those potato chips and chocolate chip cookies is a good pressure. It's only at the extremes that it gets dangerous. The pressure to be so thin that you starve yourself, for example. Getting back to sex, the pressure to abstain until marriage I view as good. It prevents multiple diseases, unwanted pregnancies and abortions that inevidably follow, and emotional baggage from relationships gone wrong or regrets from any of the previous. The pressure not to be gay, or not to act gay does have it's rewards. Avoiding the persecution for one, which even though it shouldn't exsist, does. Then there are the same benefits as abstanence of preventing multiple diseases and emotional baggage. There is also procreation to keep in mind. So one must weigh the pros and the cons, which could entail denying yourself pleasure, engaging in unplesant activities, not having an intimate relationship you would have enjoyed, etc. It depends on what you really want out of life and ultimately is an individual's perogative to want change.

I'd call it very healthy for someone to want to change their orientation for the purpose of procreation and traditional family. Traditional family is not neccessesary, but it is often desired.

[ Tuesday, September 19, 2006 09:44: Message edited by: Jewels ]

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Sex! Yay! in General
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Bah, everybody's bi. Most just don't know it.

Tastebuds change over time, but they can't be forced to change. If you don't like how peppers taste, you don't like the experience of tasting them. I would argue that sexual preferences can also change over time, but any attempt to speed up the process would inevidably just lead to more bad experiences.

[ Monday, September 18, 2006 18:55: Message edited by: Jewels ]

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Soon there will be no need to do this in General
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quote:
Originally written by Lenar, Inc.:


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The Silent Assassin is on vacation in Detriot.
The party starts in an hour!

I like parties! Parties are fun.

I also like cereal.
(I gotta stop watching the kids' cartoons.)

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Sex! Yay! in General
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The same thing that determines their favorite color, food and hobby. Did you try it/ think about trying it? Did you enjoy it/ enjoy thinking about it? A plesant experience leads to preference for that experience. I've tried peppers dozens of times over my lifetime. Almost every time was unplesant, thus a dislike for peppers. I gave them another try just this week and found they weren't that bad. Tastebuds change, preferences change. Plesant/unplesant experiences can change preferences.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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The End is near! in General
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All I know about it is that the movie was very dissapointing.

I'm sure the books are better. I've just never read any.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Musing on Avernum in General
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Plus with BoX it really depends on the scenario. There are a handful out there that give you significantly different stories based on what you do in the scenario. Jeff's A Small/Mild Rebellion gives you two sides to join and you can only join one without starting over. Tatterdemalion has three...

More suggestions from those who've played more please.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Redwall Released! in Blades of Exile
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There's a different kind of cheesecake? :confused:

Maybe it's better I don't know...

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Redwall Released! in Blades of Exile
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[pout] So. Not. Fair. :(

You get everything.

They'd make you a mod in , like, two seconds if you said you wanted to be one. [/pout]

:P

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Redwall Released! in Blades of Exile
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Which just goes to show, you can never please everyone. ;) Dylan starts school in two years. Maybe when I have no kids at home I'll be able to turn them out faster and do more then the three. I surely won't have anything better to do by then.

And since when were you a Dollop of Whipped Cream?

[ Sunday, September 10, 2006 11:10: Message edited by: Jewels ]

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Because it's been forever since the last one in General
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Age: 27
Height:5'4"
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Hazel

[i]Do you ...[/i]
Have a tattoo? No.
Have any peircings? One in each ear.
Have a bf/gf? No, my husband won't allow it.
Like thunderstorms? Yes.
Ever stop using the computer? Sometimes.

[i]Have you/Do you have...[/i]
Considered a life of crime? Considered, yes. I thought it'd be a bad idea.
Split personalities? I'd say no, but others may disagree.
Obsessions? Just a few.

[i]Right now...[/i]
Current clothes: Purple t-shirt, black cotton pants, sneakers.
Current mood: restless
Current music: the constant din of screeching and squealing
Current annoyance: So many questions, so little time.
Current thing you should be doing: *thinks* Dishes in dishwasher, washer washing... I have some laundry to put away, I guess.

[i]Favorite...[/i]
Drink: French Vanilla Capachino
Color: Plum, though most shades of purple are nice.
Candy: Mint Patty
Movie: Batteries not Included.
Person to talk to: My mommy. She gets me.

[i]Do you perfer...[/i]
McDonalds or Burger King? Culver's
Root Beer or Dr Pepper? Dr. Pepper
Sunshine or Rain? Rain
Spring or Fall? Fall
Winter or Summer? Spring
Vanilla or Chocolate? Chocolate
Lights on or Off? Who's in the room? Probably off, unless I'm trying to read.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Bans in General
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Go to Desp. They do that there.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Redwall Released! in Blades of Exile
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Don't feed the troll, Small Fry. He's entitled to his opinions. He's even entitled to convey them rudely if he wants.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Redwall Released! in Blades of Exile
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I haven't started another one. I have a different scenario in the 'works' that I want to finish before starting another or else I'll just have the beginning of lots of scenarios and no finished products. I turned this one into a Prologue really just to get it off my plate.

But, yea. The plan was to do more. I want to finish Redwall, do Martin the Warrior, and Salamandastron at least. Don't expect anything anytime soon though. It took me two years for the beginning of the first, remember.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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redwall questions in Blades of Exile
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Ok, first you talk to the Abbot and tell him the 'Churchmouse' Family could use some leftovers, then keep talking until you've agreed to give them a ride home in the haycart.

Then you ask Constance to pull the 'haycart', you ask Mr. Churchmouse if they will accept the ride on the 'haycart', and you ask Cornflower if she would like to join you in the 'haycart' since she lives that way anyway.

When you have done these four triggers, you stretch your legs by moving out of your chair and back into it. Hugo will have the fish you caught brought out and you can just enjoy the rest of the ride.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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redwall questions in Blades of Exile
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You need to talk to people. Four people have triggers to take you to the next stage. Start with the Abbot and work from there.

If you've talked to everybody, try 'stretching' your legs.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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redwall questions in Blades of Exile
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The feast starts when your duties are finished.

There are four things you need to do but only three are chores. I thought I had the food say you had too many ingredients when you picked up more then two. I'll check it. In the meantime, look for the recipe book, it'll help.

The scroll task was designed to be gotten wrong if done too quickly. Take a closer look at ones right on the edge.

The Abbot has gone to attend to other duties until the feast starts.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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A little Java help please. in General
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Sorry for the double, wanted to bump.

This is the error log which wouldn't let me copy and paste so you get a gif instead.

IMAGE(http://www.geocities.com/tracihedlund/java_error_log.GIF)

Caused by:... UnknownHost...

Any help deciphering?

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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A little Java help please. in General
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I've been using Firefox for over a year now v1.0.7 currently, but it won't run on IE v6 either.

The only software needed is Java which, as stated, has been reinstalled from their download location.

I looked for a crash log breifly and didn't find one, but I did find that logging was disabled previously. So I enabled it and will try again tomorrow since I need to get to bed tonight. Thanks for help so far.

And I've tried every suggestion in Yahoo's FAQ.

[ Friday, September 01, 2006 18:15: Message edited by: Jewels ]

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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A little Java help please. in General
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Ever since I switched from cable modem to DSL, I've not been able to open Yahoo!Pagebuilder. I of course attributed it to the switch and started combing my browser settings and prefresences which hadn't changed, my computer security and firewall settings which hadn't changed, and even uninstalled and reinstalled Java to no avail.

The exception I keep getting is NullPointerException and, with a quick search, found that the script is trying to reference a null object. (I think) So my question then: Is this something Yahoo! has to fix and I should contact them, or did I miss something else on my end?

Thank you for your help.
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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Contest Discussion in Blades of Avernum Editor
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quote:
Originially written by Spiderweb Software:
We always send a confirmation E-mail after getting a scenario. If you don't get one, something has gone wrong ... E-mail us.
At least it says they do on the Submission Page. It's not on the Untried table at any rate.

quote:
Originally written in the rules:
In the event of an actual tie between all scores, both (or all those tied) scenarios are eliminted.
Is this new? You can't possibly do this. Staying with the same theme, there are three scenarios in a category, two are basically equal and one is terrible. If the two that are equal result in a real tie, they are both eliminated and the terrible scenario wins.

Suggestions for change:
Appoint an official tie-breaker.
Use CSR's averaged scores.
Use CSR's highest score given.
Just give them both first(or whatever they tied for) and skip giving a second(next) place.

I like the 0-10 ranking for regular categories, but the best to worst for final round.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Contest Discussion in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Consider Redwall: Prologue entered for Newcomer, Small, and BoE if you do it that way.

I've sent it to Spiderweb, but they haven't sent me a confirmation e-mail yet. It's available at TrueSite if they don't get to posting it.

[ Wednesday, August 30, 2006 16:22: Message edited by: Jewels ]

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Anagrams in General
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- My Deer Dense Freak - Remedy Freed Sneak -

Drakefyre's Demesne

[ Wednesday, August 30, 2006 04:26: Message edited by: Jewels ]

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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The Abominable Photo Thread Strikes Back in General
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quote:
Originally written by Drow:

I already have a collection of most pictures posted in these threads. :phear: But publishing should really be done by each member on their own - I wouldn't feel comfortable with someone else posting my picture somewhere, and I guess I'm not alone with that view.

There's bound to be some social networking site we can use for that purpose - Flickr, Frappr, Myspace (*shudder*)?

Technically, most the pictures you have were published at one time or another by the people in them here on Spiderweb.

Unless, you're really having too much fun with that camera of yours... :P

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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The Archive is back in Blades of Exile
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quote:
Originally written by Sturg:

A couple things I noticed:

- The Seventh Plague link in broken.
- How about these scenarios:
Ravaged Land
Homeland
Quenick's Quest
Gray Moon II
Arena of Death

Two are on the 'Other' page. Two are bundled with The Great Wars. The only one really missing is Arena of Death. Wasn't that one corrupted when found, or never found? I'm not remembering.

Oh, and *cough* Redwall.

[ Monday, August 28, 2006 18:10: Message edited by: Jewels ]

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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