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Your musical tastes in General
Agent
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I like most music, except Heavy Metal stuff with tons of swearing in it, as I find that fairly pointless. Some music just gets on my nerves, but I find other types relax me, eg. Classical and Some country / Pop.

It all varies.
- Archmagus Micael

[ Saturday, April 29, 2006 10:54: Message edited by: Archmagus Micael ]

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Pronunciation in The Exile Trilogy
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quote:
Originally written by radix malorum est cupiditas:
English has been called the bastard language for hundreds of years. It has been called that because it is the bastard child of just about all indo-european languages.
What does that make American English then? The bastard's bastard child?

- Archmagus Micael

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Question 2: Imbalance of Wealth in General
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To stop Poverty, we need to be able to generate far more resources than we currently do (or consume less), so that there are enough for everyone. Donating a small amount of money (through taxes maybe) can then be used to help some of the critically poor countries.

As mentioned, the problem of a corrupt leadership is a hard one, but that is why lots of aid Organisations these days give the money and education to the poorer people, so as to make the money seep into the country's economy bottom-up. This reduces the chance of a corrupt leader taking and spending all of the aid money for themselves.

We also have to decide which countries to help, systematically. Quite frankly, while it may seem more humane, pouring small amounts of money into 50 different countries thorugh 500 different aid agencies will not really help those 50 different countries significantly onto their feet, as it were. If all of the aid money were to be co-ordinated and poured into say one or two countries to help them, and then a few years later into a different one or two, these countries would have a far larger chance of surviving without further help.

Another help to stop poverty would be to scrap all latin-american debts, as the poorer countries have paid their debt many times over by now.
quote:
"By the end of 1972, the debt totalled 75 billion dollars and annual servicing was more than seven billion dollars. Debt servicing rose by 18 per cent in 1970 and by 20 per cent in 1971. The average rate of increase of the debt since the 1960s has been almost twice as high as the rate of increase in the export revenues that these countries must use to service the debt. This situation cannot continue indefinitely."
After all, what we did was invade their countries, enslave them, and then demand that they pay us for that now that we've left. That is hardly fair.

There is obviously more that we can do, but the thing is that more people have to be made aware of this. It needs to be brought "closer to home". Many more would willingly pay to help people like this if they actually saw that it can happen in their own little worlds. Awareness is the way forwards.

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Xylgham udwlnit skretcko!1!! in General
Agent
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Profile Homepage #82
quote:
Originally written by The Lurker:

EDIT : Whoops, sorry... I had a problem with my browser's back button, and it posted something on its own. Oh well, Alo can delete the double-post if he feels like it. ;)
Alo doesn't delete anymre these days. He modifies to make it even more confusing.

On Topic: "More! More!" & "I have officialy notified everyon on my forums of this amazing work!"

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Are Geneforge and Avernum related? in Avernum 4
Agent
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quote:
Originally written by Marcelo:

What I can say is that I love this engine. Playing Exile 1 for example was very difficult for a speaker of English as a second language; it took time to *come up* with the right words :( Here is easier because the possible questions and phrases are suggested, so thank you Jeff for this engine :D
Even with speaking English as a native language, Exile's dialogue was tricky. This is probably one of the reasons JV changed it.

On topic; hopefully the worlds of Ermarian and <INSERT GENEFORGE'S WORLD HERE> will never be merged, but if they are, we'll just have to live with it.

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Avernum 4 stuck in the game. in Tech Support
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What about your autosaves etc? Maybe one of those is recent enough without the errors appearing?
If not, then you'll juts have to go back to an older save, or start again.

- Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Languages in General
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English. I dropped both Japanese and French because I'm just not a language person.

- Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Question 1: Energy in General
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quote:
I am not sure about satellite solar collectors, but I've heard that Russia launched a large mirror to create an artificial day/night cycle during arctic night for a Siberian town. The satellite directs sunlight to light up the town during the day and turns out towards space during the night. (Beyond arctic circle, there are several months in a year when son doesn't come up over the horizon.)

It's not quite the same thing, but it's another example of satellites using sunlight to benefit cities below them.
quote:
On the night of 3 February the Russian solar mirror reflected a beam of sunlight several kilometers wide across Europe from Spain to Belarus. The demonstration was clearly intended to attract world attention to the capabilities of the hard-pressed Russian space programme. Such publicity is urgently needed. The collapse of the Soviet Union has left Russia to pick up 98% of the bill for the ex-soviet civilian space programme ($90m in 1993), while it has cornered less than 0.5% of the world market in space services.
And if the Russians can do it, with a smaller space-program than say the US and UK together, then we can do it better. I'm sure the sattelite idea could work, there would just need to be a point to it. Anyone can launch a hunk of metal nd fibreglass into space, but whether it would work viably is another matter.

- Archmagus Micael

[ Friday, April 28, 2006 11:33: Message edited by: Archmagus Micael ]

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
A4 Review. (link) in Avernum 4
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quote:
Avernum 4 takes place in the the underground city of … you guessed it … Avernum.
Avernum's a city? :o
Are you sure this guy played it? I mean, he is right about the graphics, but still...

A 7.4 rating? I'm not sure whether to be impressed or not.

- Archmagus Micael

[ Wednesday, April 26, 2006 11:13: Message edited by: Archmagus Micael ]

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Question 1: Energy in General
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I would say solar, wind, water, or maybe even ethanol. Helium 3 would be great, but that's not for some time. Until Helium 3 is viable, nuclear should be out of the question. Germany generates 30x more electricity out of it's solar power than we do with out Nuclear power, and we apparently get similar amounts of sun. That's just not right.

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Deux Mille in General
Agent
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Profile Homepage #20
quote:
Originally written by Yours Sincerely, The Boogyman.:

Alright, let's take a look at some famous people. President George W. Bush. Has he reached 2000 posts? I think not. Proving my point, VCH has been very successful in life.
Um, no, but no-one's ever said that President Bush was a successful poster. It's like saying you can speak better english than a martian!!! It's non-comparable.

Congrats VCH!

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Yom HaShoa in General
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I feel sympathy for the people lost on both sides, both in the nazi Holocaust (see slaughter of Jews and ?romanics?), and the American Holocaust (see atom bomb).

They all deserve to be remembered.

Zeviz; maybe you were right.

- Archmagus Micael

[ Wednesday, April 26, 2006 10:49: Message edited by: Archmagus Micael ]

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Old windows graphics: for Exile II in General
Agent
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quote:
Originally written by Sol:

Sorry for the confusion, after I posted I the Exile trilogy forum, I figured that the general forum (denoted by: “A general discussion forum for our company and games.”) would have more traffic, and hence a higher likely-hood that someone with the old graphics would stumble into my thread

Can I simply replace the new graphics bmp.s with the old, assuming I find them?

Yes. You can. With work, you could even modify those above ones for blades for E2 use. (if I'm correct all you have to do is remove the combat pics and copy-paste the others into the right places).

However, E2 doesn't work on my comps, so I wouldn't know for 100% sure. But this is what I would imagine it to be like. Either way, when you get the old E2 pics, you can just overwrite the others.

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
A Word of Encouragement for the RW Cult in Richard White Games
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quote:
Originally written by Nicothodes:

All right. I lied. It's more than one word.

Despite that, I wanted to let you know that word of the cult is spreading/has been spread/is about to be spread. I was walking to the grocery store and saw a newly set sidewalk square into which the name Richard White had been written. Congratulations!

*hands out cookies to everyone in the cult*

Can I join the cult just to get the cookies?

Seriously though, how active is the RW area these days?

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Frail + Brittle Bones in Avernum 4
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quote:
Originally written by The Lurker:

EDIT : Also, I am playing on Normal difficulty. I always play on Normal.
That makes sense. I tried on Torment, and even though torment is easy I found that my party got killed a lot easier than my proper party.

Also, has anyone tried this with a singleton, as this may be a way to break the level block?

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Xylgham udwlnit skretcko!1!! in General
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quote:
Originally written by The Lurker:

Also, if you need someone to check how the poor n00bs are doing, I am volunteering. I like Homeland. :cool:
Are you NUTS?

You may need backup. :D

I'll volunteer just for the hell of it. I doubt it will happen, but hey...

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Xylgham udwlnit skretcko!1!! in General
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A new script. I actually read it before seeing this post, but hey.

I'm REALLY curious about the old misc board now. I also can't wait to see how many times I die (again).

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Power Corrupts in General
Agent
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Profile Homepage #78
quote:
The Universe was created by Slartucker.

Wasn't it? :P
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Thorious's daughter's room. in Avernum 4
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Short of tinkering with the script to bring back the character, Dolphin's right. Load a save file. If you can't, either consider giving it a miss this time through, or get acquainted with the script ;) .

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Avernum 4 Traits and Skills Editor in Avernum 4
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Someone - anyone - who has it, email it to me. I'll upload it properly.

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
"Policing" ourselves? in General
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Profile Homepage #48
quote:
removing evolution from schools?
Is that legal? If it is, how can it be?

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
"Policing" ourselves? in General
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quote:
in something which isn't going anywhere near the press or any large amount of people. It's virtually pointless. No-one who matters will ever read it, so I don't see that it matters is we keep it entirely sane.
What I was trying to say (don't know if I'll manage this time) is that no-one important will ever read what we write, so we don't have to keep what we talk about entirely on topic.

And I have no intention of stopping the topic, I just don't want to get flamed or anything about what I've posted. I just want people to read it in proper context and stop bashing me about it. :mad:

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
"Policing" ourselves? in General
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Profile Homepage #33
quote:
Originally written by Lazarus.:

Somehow I completely overlooked that remark, but now I'll add that I agree with PoD. I haven't seen any inclination from Bush to either
a. commit genocide
b. impose a single party government and silence all opposition(lord knows we've heard enough evidence that he doesn't practice censorship.)

Hitler was a maniac. Bush has made some decisions that are controversial, but he isn't Hitler by a long shot.

You're right. Maybe I was letting my dislike for Bush cloud my senses.

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Pronunciation in The Exile Trilogy
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Profile Homepage #11
quote:
Originally written by Thin Air:

So how would you all pronounce "lichen"? I was taught two different ways.
I personally call it "liken", but I do know others who call it "Litchen". It just depends on where you've been brought up.

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
"Policing" ourselves? in General
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Sorry to anyone I may have offended, but it obviously didn't come across the way I tried to put it. Obviously Hitler was far worse, and the poor Jews shouldn't really have been the ones compared to him, but they were, and there's nothing that can be done about that. We just have to talk about the thing dispassionately, looking at the facts. If we're comparing Jews to Hitler, that's what we should do, and not argue about whether it's right to do so in something which isn't going anywhere near the press or any large amount of people. It's virtually pointless. No-one who matters will ever read it, so I don't see that it matters is we keep it entirely sane.

And if you'll actually read the whole thing, it wasn't me that mentioned the Jews to start with, and this is as far as I mentioned them properly:
quote:
Um, lets not get into a Palestine-Israel debate here. Please.

There's no doubting that people on both sides have been stupid, and that they shouldjust share the blasted place, instead of killing each-other over it, but that's as far as I feel we should go. Some of us find it a little more close to home, and I can't bame them.

But we learn about hitler in school (England) as part of the cuirruculum, Stalin's never mentioned unless you choose History as a GCSE subject.

- Archmagus Micael
It also helps if you post the quotes in context, as many won't bother looking at it in that manner.

- Archmagus Micael

[ Friday, April 21, 2006 11:39: Message edited by: Archmagus Micael ]

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00

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