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Gender and RPGs in General
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I occasionally play female characters, but pretty much always on a later play through for the sake getting different dialog options or things like that. Though I am in favor, in a general way, of having the option of playing a female character, it's mainly for the sake females who will be playing the game.

Personally, I like to actually role play my characters, and it's harder to really connect with the character and get into the game when the character is the opposite gender. Not to mention that I prefer watching my character run around with big biceps and chiseled pecs and abs, not big icky boobs. :P

Which brings me to the point that now that games are getting pretty good at gender equality, how about letting us play as gay characters? For the 8,000th time, I don't want to flirt with the busty tavern wench!

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While We Wait for the Next Chapter in General
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It stands for "Rhapsody in Blue" if I'm not mistaken.

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SPAM in General
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Scorched Earth Party FTW!

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Comics in General
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Somewhat back on topic, I read OotS and Dilbert.

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Aha ha ha! in General
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Why can't we just be happy? in General
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quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

It's more interesting to hate things than to like them.
I would disagree, but I'm not sure I've ever actually really hated anything in my life. I've disliked things with great intensity on occasion, but I'm just not a hater. And I can say that I find liking things to be more interesting than disliking them. Especially passionately liking things, reveling in their every detail, enjoyment helping keep you fascinated in it's every new twist and turn.

:D :D :D YAY4HAPPINESS! :D :D :D

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A Question in General
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quote:
Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

Maybe that's how you freaks do things in England, but here in America, princes and princesses are unpatriotic. We prefer drugs. Delicious, overpriced drugs.
Yay America! ^_^

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Behold II in General
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I fairly clearly recall being added to the list for mockery that apparently bruised poor fragile Tullegolar.

EDIT: In fact, now that I think of it, I believe it was the thread where we were talking about "Harrison Bergeron". Ego said it was one of favorite stories, and I commented something along the lines of "So, your favorite story is about an emperor who is a short-sighted, arrogant freak that ends up getting shot down by the administration?"

[ Thursday, March 20, 2008 04:10: Message edited by: Archmage Alex ]

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The Abominable Glitch in General
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This reminds me of something I found amusing from a thread a while ago.

Alec: In early 2003, I believe it was, I was playing Fallout. I had just cleansed Antium by holy fire when something popped. Real loud, inside the monitor, and the screen flickered out. Then it came back -- upside down, at half the normal width, in grayscale. A split second later, I caught the most terrifying odor I've ever smelled in my life.

In a small room, illuminated by the hostile glare of a CRT that chose that moment to buy the farm loud, fast, and hard, I smelled roasting ham.

I was out as soon as it took to rip the surge protector out of the wall and run like hell. Days later, the monitor still smelled like ham. I imagine it still does, but have no way to check.

dareva: I am curious, yet horrified, about what caused the ham smell.

Saunders: Alec had been using the monitor to cook his morning bacon by irradiation for years. Unbeknown to him, a slice had fallen down one day into the dark recesses of the casing, and had mutated into a unique life form. As it began to explore its world, it accidentally shorted the power supply, causing havoc to the peripheral operation, and ending its brief existence in a blaze of ham smell.

[ Saturday, March 15, 2008 00:28: Message edited by: Archmage Alex ]

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Feeling pompous? in General
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I caught the reference, but not the pun until the second read through.

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Quick Question in General
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And you all said there wasn't any dung flinging...

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AAAAAAAH!!! in General
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It's just you. :P

What the heck is "Diplodocus"?

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Episode 4: Spiderweb Reloaded. Something like that anyway. in General
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YAY4MEATSHIELDS!

And the episode continues, of course, to be fantastic. :)

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Happy Birthday Nicothodes!! in General
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Homeland : The Stone of Night is now officially a freeware game in General
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quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

Seeing as the RWG cult is almost certainly gone for good
The Cult of Richard White is never gone for good, except for on the days which it is.

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Spiderweb Demographics 2008 in General
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Given that I still live with my parents, who are the only ones who still don't know, "difficult" is definitely one of the words that applies.

It is really nice to talk to people who consider it a call for congratulations though. Thanks.

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Spiderweb Demographics 2008 in General
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Slarty and I have both previously mentioned that we're gay. I'm just wondering who the third is.

And since I've already made the drama of life public knowledge around here, the extremely summarized update is that I'm now openly, and happily, gay, and an (soon to be officially) ex-Mormon.

[ Tuesday, January 29, 2008 15:13: Message edited by: Archmage Alex ]

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Spiderweb Demographics 2008 in General
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Age: 22
Birth Characteristics: 2 older and 1 younger, sisters
Gender & Sexual Orientation: Male, gay
Marital Status: Single
Virgin?: yes
Ethnic Origin: European
Nationality: American
Languages Spoken: English
Religion: Other
Economic Status: Personally, I tend to use the term "Working Class", but I guess that just a different way of saying "Poor" :P
Political Leanings: Economic Moderate, Social Freedom
Highest Educational Degree Completed: High School
Primary academic area(s) of interest: Too hard to narrow down to one! Psychology, Neurology, Neuropsychology, Parapsychology, and any other "ologies" you can think of that concern the operation, development and advancement of the human brain and mind.
Primary Occupation: Regular Job
Joined SW: 2001
Preferred Computer System: PC

I wonder who the third gay guy around here is.

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Homeland : The Stone of Night is now officially a freeware game in General
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Episode 4: Spiderweb Reloaded. Something like that anyway. in General
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quote:
For example, I think we need to see more of the Salmon-Zeviz action...
Does it mean that I've spent too much time on Spiderweb that my first thought on reading this was dirty?

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shorthand in verbal conversation in General
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In my head I actually mentally pronounce them "omg" and something like "lowl", sort of like a supercrunched version of 'l'augh 'ou't 'l'oud. I worry that I'm going to get too used to doing that and respond to some one by saying omg.

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The Abominable Video Thread in General
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C'mon people! Where are your lovely videos?

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The Abominable Video Thread in General
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Pictures are worth a thousand words, but video is even better.

Or, for those without a video camera, at least give a voice clip and a pic.

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Who Killed General? in General
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It's not supposed to be a satellite. It's supposed to just sit there, completely empty, awaiting the possible demise of these boards, when it will spring to life as a near-seamless replacement.

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Who Killed General? in General
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I propose the creation of back-up boards. Some one who has time, and the desire and knowledge do so, should make a set of boards set up exactly like these ones. Same sub-forums (Exile trilogy, General, etc.) same links, and so forth.

If UBB ever dies or Jeff decides to get rid of the forums, we could just have a bot or a few ambitious members transfer the active topics from the archives to the new boards and the community could continue almost uninterrupted. Should one of those situations arise, I'm pretty sure Jeff would be willing to take the time to change the Forums link on his page to say "Here's where our fans tend to hang out."

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