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quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

Why, why do I keep rising to your bait, intentional or unintentional, so easily?
FYT

I think your understanding of what is witty repartee may be a little off. Here's a hint: correcting a person's sarcastic remark on the rules of a completely customizable MMORPG doesn't work. "Please die" from a previous thread also doesn't work too well, either.

You are setting yourself up, dude, and not impressing anyone. If you say you aren't trying to impress anyone, then I invite you to reconsider why you bother posting here at all - I can't imagine it's because you enjoy the company.

Admittedly, I'm messing with you because you annoy me and it's so easy, and I guess that's against the spirit of the CoC, so I'll lay off. Time to start working on that greasemonkey script to block your posts from appearing on my screen...

[ Monday, April 14, 2008 06:03: Message edited by: Drew ]
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Originally written by Student of Trinity:

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Originally written by Jeran Korak:

Uber-Leet is not part of the character files, so therefore cannot be added.
I reckon you got him there, all right.

Yeah, I don't think I've ever been burned so badly, ever.
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I understand that mermaids are high in mercury. :(
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Halibut are good eating.
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Nioca, you're coming it a little high.

Next thing we know, you'll be regaling us all about the virtues of abstemious living and admonishing us on the dangers of dancing. :rolleyes:

EDIT: Also, Nija: bragging about a sword you have in a game where you can edit the item into existence is pretty sad. Oops! I just created a +12 hackmaster with Uber-leet level drain +90 and +38 acid viral infection bonus. I so pwn yoo.

[ Saturday, April 12, 2008 17:34: Message edited by: Drew ]
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Man, just listen to yourself - Ephialtes ain't in it. It doesn't matter if you didn't get in the first word, and you certainly seem to offend easily. Any "credibility" you may have in those circumstances is completely eroded by your tendency to try to get in the nastiest last word. That's what leaves everyone with such a bad taste in their mouth concerning you.

When a "victim" acts like such a louse, it's hard to be sympathetic. I agree with Slarty.

[ Thursday, April 10, 2008 08:22: Message edited by: Drew ]
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w00t!

[ Thursday, April 10, 2008 07:45: Message edited by: Drew ]
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ET, many of your posts in the past have been pretty abrasive, and whether you think they had reason to be, I don't think you can contend with a straight face that you have not rubbed people the wrong way in the past. To a certain extent, I believe you may actually enjoy it.

It may just boil down to a matter of you being misunderstood. If that's the case, however, it's much more cost-effective, so to speak, for you to make the effort to be better understood than for the rest of us to have to make the effort to understand you. I think you do have some valid points, but when they're couched in a hostile fashion, the message is often either undercut or missed, because when people interpret your posts as flaming or trolling, they are less inclined to take you seriously.

[ Thursday, April 10, 2008 06:55: Message edited by: Drew ]
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I know from sarcasm, and that wasn't sarcasm, Jeran. Sarcasm entails a certain amount of wit that your post lacked. The result is that you end up sounding foolish as opposed to sarcastic. Here's a hint: don't post as though you exist in a violent, sophomoric medieval fantasy world - because you don't - and your wit will be much, much more evident to all of us.

I'm just certain you'll understand this.
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Originally written by Jeran Korak:

I prepare for the day I may deliver the death-blow with great gusto.
You prepare in vain. Also, were you the one to break Jeff's forum, he'd have a cause of action against you, buddy.

[ Tuesday, April 08, 2008 18:33: Message edited by: Drew ]
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Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

Most of the web comics people have been mentioning suck.
...coming from a guy who's taste is obviously impeccable.
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Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
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Dude, were I you, I wouldn't make any comments that even sound remotely like a threat at this point.
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What have you been reading recently? in General
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I read "Sword," but found the writing to be abysmal. Thinking I'd give him another shot, I tried "Elfstones" (I think - that's the one with the dying tree, right?), read the first couple of chapters, made a prediction on the ending, verified that I was correct, and that's the last attention I've paid to Terry Brooks' works. If the payoff isn't that great or is pretty obvious, the getting there should at least be worth it, and I found that it wasn't in his writing.

[ Monday, April 07, 2008 18:09: Message edited by: Drew ]
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Seems like I always had a family member die near Flagstaff in Oregon Trail. Or was that Chimney Rock?
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Less writing, more images plz.
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Man six months pregnant in General
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Originally written by Thuryl:

It takes balls to do that.
Or ovaries, actually.
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Another picture thread. in General
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Originally written by The Ratt:

...then perma-dyed a natural orange.
Is there such a thing as a "natural orange" when it comes to hair? While I am certainly aware that there are redheads out there in the world, I wouldn't necessarily describe their hair color as orange.
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Man six months pregnant in General
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Way less sensational than you let on. What's the big deal?
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It's small because I got it from a race photo site as a sample of a larger picture they wanted to sell me, but this is me at some point after Mile 16 during last year's Chicago Marathon, which was 91 degrees at one point and widely regarded as a debacle. I finished about an hour later than I had intended and probably would have finished, had it been 40 degrees cooler like it was supposed to be.

IMAGE(http://www.mightyrunner.com/file/pic/user/Andrew_120.jpg)

[ Tuesday, April 01, 2008 20:09: Message edited by: Drew ]
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Why can't we just be happy? in General
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Originally written by We Didn't Shard of Fire:

Of course, there are people who take risk and hardship in stride. They may be the ones who do crazy stunts (like this) because they've accepted that risks exist. I think most of those "Xtreme sport"-type people are very content with life and mentally sound.
That's a different sort of risk than I'm talking about. Not to say that isn't necessarily a life of meaning, though it seems a little myopic.
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I think the character "Mr. Linderman" in the series "Heroes" said it best: "You can either have a life of happiness or a life of meaning, but you can't have both." I think a lot of us believe (hopefully rightly) that the life of meaning is the right choice. Unfortunately, there are costs. A search for meaning necessitates exploration and learning. As you learn more, you come to appreciate how many risks are out there, and with risk comes anxiety and unhappiness. No one likes being anxious.

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Negative attention is better than no attention?
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She's in Wisconsin, but not necessarily within the "lake effect" zone, afaik. Still, snow in Wisconsin in April isn't the least bit surprising. Consider though that other recent winters have been comparatively mild.
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quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

You actually enjoy taking advantage of my unstable mental condition don't you?

*Disapproving look*

Despite all your rage, you are still just a rat in a cage.

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[ Tuesday, April 01, 2008 04:45: Message edited by: Drew ]
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What have you been reading recently? in General
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It's come up before in related threads, but I think you'll find that "Dune" doesn't age very well. Just as you have come to spot the religious indoctrination points you missed in "The Chronicals of Narnia," I think you'll find that having learned a lot more about the political complexities involved in how the world works, the author's presentation in "Dune" is hopelessly simplistic.
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