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Episode 3: A New Game in General
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I always thought mung was something that grew on bathroom walls or something. It made mung demons a lot less threatening. Somehow, "moldy demon" or "mildewing demon" just isn't as threatening.

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XNA software tool in General
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Murr. Maybe it'd make Homeland more interesting, like if it were from a 1st person perspective or something. You can't say it wouldn't be cool. Oh wow, and the multiplayer combat with spells and everything on all the other games would blow Halo out of the water.

I'd say Oceanbound has the biggest calling.

So is this guy trying to advertise or is he genuinely interested?

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8000: Pseudoscience Postravaganza in General
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Speaking of bone burning, the Chinese used to toss animal bones in fires to see how they would crack due to the heat and read peoples' fortunes based on that. "Oracle bones," methinks they were.

Maybe it was along the same lines as if someone breaks their femur, you can tell that they won't be able to walk.

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Elegance is a function. in General
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It's not, really. Elegance fails the vertical line rule. And besides, I've been trying to come up with a derivative and this stuff is HARD.

Come ooooon, Winter Break.

[ Monday, December 18, 2006 15:32: Message edited by: Robinator is a Beefcake ]

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Uber-Long Census in General
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Name: Robin Thomas, esq.
Birthday: April Fools' Day, 1989
Birthplace: Oxford, OH
Current location: A deep purple revolving chair in my bedroom
Eye color: Blue/Gray/Green, depending on the light
Hair color: Dirty blonde/brownish
Height: 5'10"
Right-handed or left-handed? Righty-tighty!
Your heritage: Welsh, Swiss, German
The shoes you wore today: Some brown leather Sketchers, the same pair everyone else has
Your weakness: Food, especially of the ready-to-eat variety
Your fears: Disapproval, depression, distrust...a lot of 'd' words
Your perfect pizza: Stuffed crust, and every pizza-able vegetable, 4 kinds of cheese, pepperoni, and lots of oregano
Goal you would like to achieve this year: Keep my grades up so Stanford will keep me accepted
Your most-overused phrase on an instant messenger: "Man," "wow," " :) ", "murr!"
Thoughts upon waking up: "Yeah, right."
Your best physical feature: The Stash (my curly "Jew fro")
Your bedtime: Half-past midnight or later
Your most-missed memory: Elementary/grade school. More specifically, the Pokémon years.
Pepsi or Coke? I'm sorry to say Pepsi
McDonalds or Burger King? Mickey D's
Single or Group Dates? Either!
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea? Ugh! Lipton? Nestea? Boo! Arizona, Earl Gray, or those quaint organic ones are best.
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate, baby!
Cappuccino or Coffee? Cappuccino. Coffee is the yuck.
Do you smoke? Only when set on fire.
Do you swear? Heyull naw!
Do you sing? Why yes.
Do you shower daily? Morningly!
Have you ever been in love? I seem to have been for the last 11 months. :)
Do you want to go to college? Yes
Do you want to get married? Conjugally matrimonified, yah.
Do you believe in yourself? When I hit myself with a stick, it hurts.
Do you get motion sickness? Not usually.
Do you think you are attractive? I try not to, just like everyone else.
Are you a health freak? Every once in a while. It's kind of a sporadic hobby.
Do you get along with your parents? Yes
Do you like thunderstorms? Crash and boom all you want, man. I love it
Do you play an instrument? Piano, marimba, timpani, random percussion, bass somewhat, mellophone somewhat
In the past month have you consumed alcohol? Nope
In the past month have you smoked tobacco? Nay
In the past month have you been on drugs? Praise God for ibuprofen
In the past month have you gone on a date? Yes. :)
In the past month have you gone to a mall? Yes. Technically it was part of a field trip.
In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos? No. Could have, but no.
In the past month have you eaten sushi? Praise allah for sushi, yes. In New York.
In the past month have you been on stage? Probably.
In the past month have you been dumped? Nope! 11 months and counting.
In the past month have you gone skinny dipping? Well, I shower. Besides that, all I can say is December ain't the month and I ain't the person.
In the past month have you stolen anything? Your attention, currently.
Ever been drunk? Nope. I don't fit in bottles and am not too liquid.
Ever been called a tease? Yeah, probably.
Ever been beaten up? Nope. I do a pretty good job of that alone.
Ever shoplifted? Nope.
How do you want to die? Peacefully, contentedly, and painlessly, with no-one being too upset about it (but not in a bad way).
What do you want to be when you grow up? Robin Thomas for President in 2024!
What country would you most like to visit? Ireland! Or Icelanda. Switzerland would be nice too.
Number of CDs you own: Quite a bundle. Not much recorded within the last 10 years but musicals and a Flogging Molly CD.
Number of piercings: None.
Number of tattoos: None.
Number of things in your past you regret: What the heck? Who can count that?
Initials: RGFT
Last thing you ate: Part of an oatmeal cookie
For or against same sex marriage: Very for!
Do you believe in God? Yep! It may not be your God or her God, but it's all God anyway.
Favorite holiday: Easter or Thanksgiving.
Do you download music? Were it not for this 52000 bps modem, I probably would.
Do you care if your socks are dirty or not? If they're still thick, fluffyish, and don't smell bad, they're fine. So yeah, I care. :)
Do you love anyone? Yep. Her name's...I dunno, Becky something.
Do you like Bush? Is the Pope Jewish? (that question could, however, be taken in a perverted direction)
Has anyone ten years or more older than you ever hit on you? Not that I remember.
How much money do you have? I think about $3.82 in cash, plus some random bank and mutual fund stuff.
What was the last movie you watched? Aladdin. Disney is daltin'.
Do you wear contacts? Nope.
Where was the last place you went besides your house? Jungle Jim's, a big international market thing.
How many pets do you have? Two cats, Tame and Maggie.
What do you usually order from Starbucks? A mocha frappucino (the ref's from Zoolander, Tyranicus, if no-one's said that yet)
Have you ever fired a gun? Nope
Favorite TV show? Pokémon, man, shall always reign. But Whose Line, Jeopardy, and anything decently comedic work.
Do you have an iPod? Yes, technically. But somehow I never used it and it's on a long-term loan to the sister.
Favorite movie of all time: Mystery Science Theater 3000, the movie.
Have you ever been caught doing something you weren't supposed to? Likely. Well, I was probably supposed to be doing it for some reason but wasn't SUPPOSED to be doing it, chu know?
What's your favorite flower? Toad lily. Maybe.
Butter, plain, or salted popcorn? Just salt.
What magazines do you read? MacWorld, Newsweek, Discover, Scientific American, Archaeologist, National Georgraphic, the Economist, LEGO Magazine (you're never too old)
Have you ever ridden in a limo? Yes.
What’s your favorite smell? Baking things. Although Abercrombie and Fitch perfume, books, gasoline, and some other random things are really nice.
Favorite college football team: No idea. Miami University!
Favorite cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Bran Flakes (not Raisin Bran) or Grape Nuts, for a little variety.
Do you drive? I drive. Having the license is the tough part.
What's the longest time you've gone without sleep? No idea. Probably 48 hours.
Last time you went bowling? During the marching band season.
Where is the weirdest place you have slept? Wedged between the bed and the wall in a hotel, which was really comfortable. That, or the dining table in the school's teachers' lounge.
Last time you were at work? The summer.

Ahh, distractions!

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Physics Background in General
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Who is this famous them? They're certainly mentioned in italics a lot.

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Physics Background in General
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Isn't true wisdom knowing that you know nothing?

But seriously now. What if you have an undying interest in physics and devour Hawking, Feyneman and Greene books like roast beef? You can quantify physics knowledge by the number of classes you've taken to a hefty extent, but beyond a point it's like saying that only the kids who had Charazard, Venosaur and Blastoise cards could win at Pokémon.

The kid who won the Siemens International science scholarship contest this year wrote some "PhD-worthy" stuff about string theory—string theory!—and he's just in high school. Lookee lookee!

He probably just wrote something that no-one could understand and so they figured it must be brilliant.

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Happy Hanukah in General
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I gave my girlfriend a yamulkah that I'd found on a street in New York. It was a nice, robin's egg blue satin and looked, oddly enough, kind of attractive. It only seems odd becuase I always thought yamulkahs were more functional than aesthetic. But maybe it's a calling for designer yamulkahs! (if that didn't pretty much completely undermine the humility that's supposed to be manifested in them)

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Happy Hanukah in General
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La chaim!

There was something interesting on NPR today about Woody Guthrie writing Hanukah songs and having them performed by some traditional Hebrew music group in New York.

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I Have A Beef With You All in General
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Hey, hey, ok, I now understand what you're saying, Nicoa. Synergy's case was just one I picked up on and was something that led me to turn what I'd been mulling over for a while into a topic. Same goes for Courtney's topic. If anyone's felt slandered against by my opinional voicing here, I'm sorry, and never thought about using my wording as insults ('prudes' and everything else weren't really meant to be offensive). I try to talk about broad generalizations with a few specific examples to convey what meaning I have.

Hoo-rah for discussion, it's a wonderful thing, and is what keeps this place going. Counteropinions are, of course, what make a discussion. But they are just as effective without calling people 'juvenile' or deliberately making condescensions to a person.

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Spiderweb Games Engine Preferences Poll in General
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The original Exiles shall always triumph o'er these newfangled imposter creations! Yar!

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I Have A Beef With You All in General
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quote:
Originally written by Nioca:

I don't think this is an attempt to continue the discussion. Rather, I think this thread is more about Robinator making a juvenile attempt to play hero and vigilante, and also is a desperate bid for attention.
This is more-or-less exactly what I'm talking about.

In a nutshell, all I have been arguing is that Spiderweb could do with being a little more open and tolerant. Evidently not everyone feels the same way. 'Unresponsive bashing' is probably a better term in this case than 'flame war'.

To defend myself personally, I've never even looked at Polaris.

Sorry about the confusion, Fatman. :o

[ Friday, December 15, 2006 12:56: Message edited by: Robinator is a Beefcake ]

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I Have A Beef With You All in General
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I have a bone to pick with Spiderweb.

We've all seen the figures and all of the statistics: post counts are down. The old Spiderweb Boards don't have the same edge they used to and the community has gotten, according to the general consensus, rather board (durka durka) with the seeming lack of inactivity.

I thought it was a pity too when I saw the decreased post counts and everyone seeming to be dismayed by then, remembering all the good, active times we used to have. I attributed it to a simple phasing out of interest as people got increasingly involved in different gaming systems or reading books, eating healthy, and jogging, or whatever.

And then I noticed the amount of persecution on the Boards. Good lord, we're a lot of prudes. Half the posts in General alone seem to have been edited, and usually just because someone made a typo. Loads of times, when there's a thoughtful discussion topic brought up (what's wrong with quantum mechanics?) people focus much less on listening and a whole lot more on criticizing. It looks pretty rediculous in the middle of an argument to see someone resort to criticizing the syntax or diction of another person's post when it really has no bearing on the actual meaning of what they're saying. We've gotten so pedantic. We're totally putting the 'anal' in 'analysis'. Why not hold an actual discussion, and not a flame war? It makes the accusers look petty, and discourages any sort of creative thought, which is exactly what we, theoretically, need. Look at Synergy, who got so banged up because of his views on physics that he edited his contributions out of the topic simply to avoid being embarrassed. The nice thing about stuff that hasn't been proven is that it has no right or wrong.

Let's try to avoid nitpicking and saying that the theories you believe in quantum mechanics HAVE been proven. Take, for example, that buggersome Uncertainty Principle. I mean, hey, when you can't observe the direction and location of electrons at the same time, how can you prove either?

We're gamers. The vast majority of gamers don't use perfect spelling and punctuation online. It has pretty low bearing on what they're like in real life. I will personally admit that seeing someone type 'lol' in a post makes my eyes bleed, but it's not as though people can't read it (which anyone but a stiff or a pretty unintelligent person usually can). Is writing like 99% of younger Internet users any reason to denounce their thoughts and opinions? It's like thinking someone's a bonehead for having a Southern accent. Look at courtney's last topic. If that had been written in good English by an established member, would it have been closed? (Fatman's is still open, and has the exact same subject; she even talked about how much she likes Jeff's games) Give everyone a chance.

What are we so afraid of? That we'll look more foolish than we already do?

I'm making a stream-of-consciousness argument here, but the long and short of it is that it makes us look really stupid, prudish, and unwelcoming when anyone without perfect writing conventions, who doesn't use ideal English, and who has a unique viewpoint has their topics locked and are themselves ultimately ignored. We want to attract an audience, and have a welcoming environment, not just to stir up activity on here and to support the Message Boards community, but to support Jeff's games as well.

So let's get off our elitist high horses, n let ne1 who wantz 2 join n talk, ppl (it's not like it's not English; it sounds exactly the same when you pronounce it).

How can anyone be surprised that board activity is down?

EDIT: I remembered some more of the stuff I had wanted to say. Yeah, this looks ironic.

[ Thursday, December 14, 2006 16:42: Message edited by: Robinator is a Beefcake ]

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Sie beissen auf Granit. in Richard White Games
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Yo vi mil garzones que andaban cantando!

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Nethergate 2.0!, 2.0!,2.0! in Nethergate
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What about a more realistic version, where the Celtic warriors were all completely in the buff, and just wearing woad? Wouldn't it sell like hotcakes?

Or, depending on the Celt, hot buns?

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I'm back in General
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Dot my 'i's and call me pretty!

Hola, fatman.

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Ten in General
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Is someone making fun of us?

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Terminology in General
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Just trying to spread the joy. Sounds like something pedants and sticklers for correctness could use a little more of.

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Terminology in General
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So here's the deal. Two words were invented that I am now trying to promote and get accepted into colloquial English. They are:

'to dalt' (verb) To posess an extreme magnitude of an implied quality or trait, esp. difficulty, happiness derived from, or undesirability. (adj.) dalting. NOTE: No existing past tense.
As in: "Man, this awful homework is totally going to dalt." or "That ice cream was delicious! It was totally daltin'!"

'(the) balls' (adj.) See 'DALTING/TO DALT'. NOTE: Although 'balls' and 'the balls' can be synonymous, simply 'balls' often has a negative connotation.
As in: "Emily, you're so cool. You're totally the balls." or "Man, that new scenario was completely balls. It was written poorly and was too buggy."

If anyone is wondering about the etymology of these words, John Dalton was the chemist who postulated the first significant model of the atom, which was essentially a solid ball of matter. For a Chemistry test, we remembered Dalton's accomplishment with the phrase "Dalton was the balls," which yielded the adjectives "balls" and "the balls."
Then things started being called "Dalton" (as in, "I'm so cool, I'm totally dalton") since Dalton was, after all, synonymous with "the balls." "Dalton" sounded like "daltin'", which looked like a form of the then-nonexistent adjective "dalting." Naturally, "dalting" had to have a verb form, and thus "to dalt" was evolved.

So it's not as perverted as you think it is.

Try saying it. Tell someone you love that they're "the balls" or "totally daltin'." See how easy it rolls off the tongue?

[ Saturday, December 09, 2006 20:19: Message edited by: Robinator, #034 ]

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The abominable winter photo thread! in General
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"I'm an American. I don't have to see something to know it's stupid!"
—Tommy Smothers

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Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.

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The abominable winter photo thread! in General
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IMAGE(http://xc1.xanga.com/dd4d11532813583315868/z57066232.jpg)

Oh...we're not doing pictures of ourselves this time?

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New Bond Movie in General
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I saw 'Die Another Day' the other day. What a weird movie. As cool as Pierce Brosnan might be, the era really ended with 'Goldeneye'. Or maybe 'Tomorrow Never Dies'.

I mean, Madonna was in it. What the heck?

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All good things must come to an end... in General
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Why Alorael, it's almost as if you were phishing for compliments.

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Happy Beginning of Ramadan in General
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Alorael, you say it's because you're a Gideon giggly person? Ba-dum, tsssh.

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Happy Jewish New Year in General
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I used to think "Yom Kippur" was pronounced "yom kipper," which made me think it was a way of saying one's fish was delicious.

Mazeltov. For some reason, due to fate, half of my friends are Jewish. Rock on!

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