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Originally written by Hey, Jude.:

Heh. Clarice was only useful in that it'd have meant Nioca would know I'd be sending troops if he wanted them. She's only major in so much as she's been given a name. :P

Sarrin... Ummm. Yay? I did have a purpose for her later on (much later on), but whatever. It'll be nice to have a family get-together.

I will do my darndest to get an IC out today, too.

Hey, what about New Sumar? I tried to get a cow to tip over a lamp there, remember? Just reread my last post and edit it in, if you'd be so kind.

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Originally written by Nioca:

I hope you can see where the confusion resulted, and I'll fix my post accordingly.
Yes, I can see where the confusion came from. Which is why the bit on the gateway was in their. Totally understandable.

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From your perspective or an semi-omniscient perspective like the one held by the players, that's entirely reasonable. But take a look at it from Iocabe's perspective. He sees a looming threat and an unannounced enemy. So, naturally, if something important about Sanctuary mysteriously goes wrong due to human intervention on Sanctuary's southwestern front, the first conclusion Sanctuary is going to jump to is going to be the Hunters. And unfortunately, that's fairly typical politics.

That said, no evidence or proof was brought forward that it was the Hunters, merely Iocabe's hasty (though understandable) assumption. So it could easily have been a brigand attack that the Hunters were completely oblivious to.

Yes, I can understand that for all intents and purposes, the Hunters would be the most likely perpetrator. Right now, its more that she's dead. So yeah, Nikki needs to do some resolving.

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Your post made me angry, and so I apologize in advance for any brashness.
If this is about the 'War with the Hunters isn't if but when' quote, you really need to look at past relations between the two. Conflicting ideals, territorial tension, simple disdain towards each other... The whole situation is a pile of tinder waiting for a match. That doesn't mean Sanctuary's going to start it right this second either, or even in the near forseeable future. But the two will have it out eventually, simply because they're a complete mis-match for each other.

Yes, I know we're at odds with each other, and I've been planning for the possibility of war. It just seems like you keep trying to push the war prematurely.

And if you think the Hunters will fall easily, you're sadly mistaken. Maybe I should start doing some espionage on you.

EDIT: Fixed quotes

[ Saturday, January 26, 2008 16:15: Message edited by: Goldenking ]

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Nioca: No. Your Embassy was not held in a "hostage situation", it was merely seperated from the rest of Sharimik. It's on the outskirts, so you should be able to come and go as you please. As for Sister Beumont, why would I kill her? I let the Thieves Guild messenger go, and I'm trying to maintain a positive image with the Sister. More then likely I would have protected her on her journey. At least tell me you got Nikki's permission to take control of, and kill one of, the main characters. You know, the ones that are marked under "Main Characters".

Your post made me angry, and so I apologize in advance for any brashness.

EDIT: Now that I've cooled down, I suppose that your anger at the Sharimik walls is okay. I'm not sure how you would have found Sarrin, and I know you at least need Nikki's permission to kill of the Sister, and some good reason why she would die. Of course, don't blame me if I stop you from getting your messenger to the Empire.

[ Saturday, January 26, 2008 14:53: Message edited by: Goldenking ]

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Nioca: Fine. I wanted to get some quality, though ultimately unneccesary, torture in, but if you want to move along, go ahead. I can do it by guess work, I'm sure Amadis will ring a few bells with someone, plus the Skribbane selling is basically monopolized by the Thieves' Guild.

ET: I agree. The pictures are brilliant. I'm tempted to incorporate something like that into my posts, but: That's plagairism, and I don't have enough skill. At least I have my footnotes*. My only critique is that the last picture had gray movement marks, which I originally misconstrued as a massive blade.

Avernum: I want to submit a few queries on geography:
1. A5's Northern Frontier, is it canon for this RP? If so, I doubt it's frontier anymore, and it'd be perfect for a faction.
2. The Unsettled Lands are extremely near the Great Cave, and have at various points been inhabited. Would they really still be unsettled? Same goes for the Northwestern Tunnels and the Honeycomb.
3. Would Upper Avernum have expanded throughout that whole mountain range, perhaps even taking the Unicorn Caves and the Cult Lands?
4. Would Vahnatai Lands have been settled as well? Like Avernites starting to settle the Black Waters, and other Vahntatai Lands, forcing the Vahnatai down lower.

*One of my posts took unneccesarily long due to a footnote on Hunter currency that took a lot of research.

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Nioca, before you make your next post, I'd like to continue the interrogation a little longer.

And Cally, mind if I take control of your characters briefly? I want to ask them if they're Guildsmen, they refuse, I torture them briefly before the kitty breaks out and admits they are. Then Nioca can make his move.

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I did it once accidentally, and I then inflicted much punishment upon myself. The Flagellant Brothers had nothing on me.

I implore whatever theos installed the Internet on his computer promptly delete it. Sure, the global economy'll get messed up, and there'll be riots from internet geeks everywhere, but it's worth it. And as for cellphones, we can rip down the towers ourselvers. Pakistani Cave Coca-Cola style.

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Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

I doubt it. Avernum and Geneforge were both in totally unique worlds, so it would be very unlike Jeff to use an existing theme or whatever in one of his games.
Fantasy/Adventure is an existing theme...

Alorael's last post reminds me, the Myst series was awesome. The D'niverse was so rich, the books such a beautiful concept. I love that series so much, and I'd love it if Jeff made something like that. Except totally different (not in same universe).

Also, as I dive into the fourth book of the trilogy, I'd also recommend something like the Hitchhiker's Trilogy.

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Originally written by Nioca:

Goldenking: I think you forgot the Sharimik part of your post.
I realized that as I posted the post. My mistakes, and I lived through it all the way through school, anxious to fix it. IF you want an excuse though, here it is:

I was tired, and it was late.

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"In a world of chaos, many people are forced to draw their information from outdated sources, like the Encyclopedia Ermariana. Long has its ability to spread up to date information passed, or even its ability, and the common nation can now only grasp outdated tomes. These tomes, often in archaic oldspeak, lead to many embarrassing wars, all because of a misunderstanding in information.

And so, the Hitchhiker's Guide to Ermarian has been started. Our field researchers are poor, but rich in knowledge of the world, and cleverly disguised as hitchhikers without any money. The way we disguise them so is by taking away their money and transportation. They travel the lands of Valorim, Pralgad, and to an extent Vantanas and Aizo, gathering information." -The Hitchhiker's Guide to Ermarian, Preface

Zarniwoop smiled reading the words he had written so long ago, at the Fall.

Krizsan

The scribe again took note of Barleycorn's carefully articulated response:

"To the Most Esteemed Imperial Dervish Gathin,

In a fortnight's time, the Hunters will have been able to send a proper diplomat to Silvar for the conference. In the meantime, I will outlay the proposal I have for the partioning of Silvar. As you may or may not know, the Hunters are only in real need of the harbors, and so I propose an artificial island be built, a riverside district of the Hunters. (OOC: Think Dejima/Deshima)

Unfortunately, our scouts discovered some bandit or another burnt down the bridge between out territories. As such, I have commissioned my men to rebuild it, of stone this time, so that trade may continue properly between our states. Until that time, I'm afraid trade will have to happen via the sea. This, to an extent, is better, as this way the Hunter Proper can send and receive goods with the Empire.

It Will Be Your Pleasure to Receive this from,

Hunter Commander, Johnathon Barleycorn Alcohol the Second, Liberator of Aizo, Protector of Pralgrad, Hope of Vantanas, General of Valorim, and Master of Avernum."

With the message inked, the words came true. Workers, after having done a great deal of work rebuilding the major buildings of Krizsan, the library, city hall, barracks, shipyard, and other various buildings, now marched out in swathes with granite to rebuild the bridge. Fortunately, the bridge had had stone abutments, and thus the workers had a place to start. Already the skeletal framework for the arch bridge was up.

Meanwhile, in the harbors of Krizsan, three compact merchant ships set sail flying the Eye. There destination: Delan. They carried various important goods, mostly trade goods, but also had Barleycorn himself onboard, carrying his message. Now, the townscape of Delan was coming into view from the foggy sea the three ships were on.

Brother Evergreen

"Interesting. It's good to hear that the Dominion does not train in the darker arts of magic. And I and my masters will be most pleased to hear about the free movement agreement, and the alliance. I believe that..." Brother Evergreen stopped midsentence, a strange look crossing his face. Hesitantly, his hand made its way to his ear, where to everyone's surprise, he pulled out a piece of parchment. Reading aloud, curious and surprised, he said:

"EVERGREEN STOP INQUIRE ABOUT PORTAL SYSTEMS STOP INQUIRE ABOUT RE-ESTABLISHING NEXUS PORTALS STOP"

Looking dumbly at Boris, he stated quite redundantly, "So, how are the portal systems of the world going? Apparently my master would like to re-establish the portal system Ernest made in Nexus. You know, the one with portals to all the major cities of Valorim. I went there as a child, it was somewhat of a historical site. Run out of business by the Surface Portal, you know. Would this be at all possible?"

Rapid Waters

At Camp Supremacy, the flotilla made their last stop in friendly lands. Beyond, lay the unknown.

The unknown started out rather cheerily. Sure, there were a few rapids here and there, but there were no problems for this first leg. Other then the goblins hurling rocks down at them, but the archers soon taught them to give them a wide berth.

Then, as prophesized by the expeditionary leader, there was a bend in the river, marking the boundary of peace and war. As soon as this boundary was rounded, things got pretty ugly. Overhead, the tribes of warring goblins had been enslaved by ogres from the south, and the goblins here were fiercer, fighting with the nephil, nephar, and ogres. While a war of projectiles took its toll, things got worse in the waters.

Slithzerikai swam in numbers like fish in these waters, killing all they saw. As they noted the five foreign crafts penetrating their lands, they lashed out. First, they attempted to destroy the ships by poking holes in the hull. After finding the ships of better design than their own craft, they adopted a second plan: to board.

The first of the lizards was on the rear ship, leaping gallantly over the ship to land. Seeing this, Nameless Soldier quickly grabbed a javelin and impaled the Slith on it. Ripping the dying abomination from the javelin, he then flung it into Slith jumping from the waters to the walls of the ship.

An alarm was sent out to the other ships, and soldiers not otherwise engaged in fighting the overhead attackers swooped to the peripherary of their respective ships. Taken by surprise, the Slithzerikai lost ground, so to speak. Spears and javelins prodded them away, though they slowly advanced, the blood of their fellows washing over them.

Soon, the monsters leaped on board in a large, unstoppable wave, and assaulted the humans unorganizedly. Gathering together in a phalanx formation, the humans weathered the attacks of the lizard beasts, finally the last of the boarders lay dead. The Slithzerikai seemed to have suffered a large loss, and a very large Slith to Human death ratio.

The abominations fled back into the river, apparently to lick their wound. To help rub salt in their wounds, the Slith dead on board each ship were stripped of everything, and their naked corpses cut up and thrown into the river. The blood was everywhere both in the river and the ships, and the rotting corpses would no doubt infect the waters in some way.

Declaring victory so soon proved to be foolhardy, unfortunately. Enraged at the despicable acts by the Hunters, the Slithzerikai attacked again, throwing javelins, rocks, and anything at all at the ships, harassing them.

Then, everything was calm. The Slithzerikai stopped decisively at some imaginary line, the attackers from above had thinned out to nothing. A fork in the river was presented, a dead end one leading into the canyons with a coast at its end, and the main river. The choice was obvious, the resting spot.

As the ships sailed down the river, they began to notice things. Scratch marks from powerful claws in the canyons, newts, then giant lizards, and finally wary drakes. No attack was made by either side, although bows, javelins, and fiery breath stood at the ready.

As the ships landed, the newts, giant lizards, and drakes all kept a wide berth. Then, the dragon came to them.

The Sleeve - New Sumar

Black waters crashed gently on the sleek, black craft as it made it hugged the coast. Black wolves howled out bleak tunes about the blackened forestry about them, and a black figure stepped out of the black ship onto the rough, black sands of the Sleeve. Squinting into the sky, he was satisfied by what he saw, blackness. No moon tonight, and black storm clouds covered the stars completely.

Walking through the woods, he eventually reached a hilltop of black silt. In the distance, the black outline of New Sumar could be seen against the jet-black skyline. Casting out his mind, he found his target: A black cow in a dark barn, with a boy in black as his witness. Extending his black gauntleted hand, he filled the cow with black ilk. Just kick the black, sooty lantern back into the hay, and blacken the whole city...

Expeditionary Force

Awakening rather jubilantly, the Commander roused his soldiers, and cooked lizard meat for morning meal. Then, when the army was ready to march on its belly, they left the Sleeve.

It had taken some time, as the Hitchhiker's Guide that the Commander kept with him was rather vague on the location, but eventually the pass was found between two boulders. Here, they were surprised to find that Unicorn Pass actually had unicorns... Driven underground before the Fall, emerging as civilization crashed. Now, after a brief engagement, the unicorns avoided the expedition as the pass was scaled.

And as the pass was ended, the men found themselves in more of what they left behind: forests. Everywhere, as far as the eye could see. Unicorns also graced the area, grazing contentedly. Both groups ignored each other, and for now the expedition split majorly for the first time. A quarter of the soldiers went along the mountains to the west, to find Fort Submergence, while the rest went on to Fort Blades.

Of course, this was not the first time the expedition had fragmented. Small garrisons of soldiers had been left to wait until the colonists arrived at the three camps and Nexus, but that was just a handful of the weaker soldiers. This was more important. Of course, it was hoped that the fighting was finished as both groups moved out of the wilderness.

The Sleeve - Colonists

The encampment was coming along quite nicely. Wooden buildings had been erected rather quickly by the wood masons, and later they would be replaced with more durable stone. A quiet life had descended on the city, Tribulation, as the first crops were being planted in the warm soil. Interestingly enough, there had been found a flock of lost sheep wandering through the forest, and these were taken to start the city's major industry, textiles. Other then that, a mill was made and powered by the powerful easterly winds to make flour, along with the farming and timber industries.

South of Tribulation, in the other two camps, a more central economic pursuit was taking place. The two camps were still there, and the tents were used as the towns, along with subterranean buildings in the mines. The two camps were providing several various veins, those of crystals, iron, and tin. The veins weren't very deep, but they would put some extra money in the Hunters' pockets.

Fort Submergence

To say that there was a battle field where once was a fort was a lie. To say that the fort was damaged was a lie. But to say that the fort was leveled in an epic battle between the Avernites and the Rakshasi, and that both of the sides of the horrific battle had ghosts wandering, torn, still fighting maniacally. The corpses of the fallen were reanimated, and no matter how many times they felled each other, the zombies and skeletons always rose again.

The soldiers were horrified to see this. A powerful mage would need to visit this place to remove the curse on these lands, someone like an archbishop. Someone like the Sanctuary or the Anama.

A boy's corpse was found near the mountains near the fort, clutching a journal to his chest, setting the boy to a proper rest, they read the journal interestedly:

"The Council of Upper Avernum has made up their mind. Through scrying and spying, they have found out that the Rakshasi have sent two continental armies to Valorim, one to invade Upper Avernum and use it to get to Avernum Proper, the other to pillage Valorim. To prevent this from happening, the Council has decided to trap them in Upper Avernum. A whole army of Rakshasi, caught here! They will try futilely to hold Fort Submergence, and then Fort Emergence. When they fail, I am to sever the bridge between cave and surface from the surface side. They wouln't be able to go through a pool of lava, no matter who strong they are. The Council has already destroyed the portal crystals, and scattered the remnants where they wouln't be found. The filthy Rakshasi will win that bloody battle in Portal Fortress, and then rush back to Fort Emergence. Only to find themselves trapped! Poor Upper Avernum will be ripped to shreds, but an entire Rakshasi army trapped to starve, and Avernum saved! Now, just to make it to Fort Blades..."

Jubilee Island

"And to the Assembly of the Hunters, let it be known that the construction of Jubilee is complete. The farms are now producing a crop to feed the inhabitants, and meat products are becoming less important. Copper is being harvested with great success, along with herbs. Skilled merchants now built various high quality wood goods, most importantly warships for the Hunters. As promised, the return for the withdrawal to pay for building this city, as well as the first taxes."

Sharimik

Walls. Barriers of wood or stone meant to keep someone or something in or out. This definition was fulfilled to the fullest in Sharimik.

First, the walls had been hastily, but expertly, built on the perimeter of the city. Conveniently boxing in the Sanctuary embassy, all though a gate was given to let them come and go. Second, lower walls were made at the border of Greater Sharimik, the edge of the farmlands. The walls served the purpose of isolating the Sanctuary ideas, and the spread of these ideas. Preventing the Hunters, or the Non-Humans from fleeing from Hunter territory to Sanctuary held territory.

Meanwhile, as the walls were being built, a man paced back and forth patiently. Before him, two men were strapped to a table, one a nephil. With a knife to the nephil's throat, the man spoke harshly, "We could kill you both right now. Theft, murder, crimes against humanity, but we won't. We've reason to believe you're both from a foreign nation. And that is valuable to us. Tell me the nation you're from, and we'll let you return to it, after a few further questions. This needn't be bad, my friend..."

[ Saturday, January 26, 2008 08:40: Message edited by: Goldenking ]

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I don't like it.

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Don't worry Ex, I've got it all planned out. How do you feel about all dying a painful, torturious death at the hands of the Sun?

I just have to figure out how to incorporate the phrase "And the terrible judge judged his people: THE END"

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Originally written by Excalibur:

I'd feel disoriented on a game centered around exploring, as I'd feel uneasy with the lack of towns. However, I'm probably not considering Jeff's ability to create a whole new concept.
Yeah, that occured to me when I was replying to Alo. I guess there would have to be small settlements in the route, or atleast caches of supplies and the occasional wanderer, not necessarily sane mind you.

The aforementioned reasoning is why I suggested there simply be more Black Water and Za Khazi Run type places in the games. Much easier than making a game based off the concept.

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Hmmm. Fine. I'll have the post up tomorrow.

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Nikki, no need to be so impatient IC'ly. I'm waiting for Lazarus, so I can make one sweeping post. It's a nice role playing concept called 'fluid time'.

[ Tuesday, January 22, 2008 13:18: Message edited by: Goldenking ]

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Originally written by Lazarus.:

I don't think they should cast shadows. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the 'reasoning' behind invisibility/cloaking and the like usually that the caster somehow causes light to bend around them, instead of reflect off them? In that case they shouldn't cast shadows.
Or, you know, it could just be seamless camouflage, making them blend perfectly in with their backgrounds. In that case, they would cast shadows, as they're still there.

The issue originated from The Hobbit, and it was the one weakness of invisibility at the time.

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Originally written by Sleepnir:

I think the concept behind A2's Dark Waters and Za-Khazi could be expanded into a full game. Fantasy, sci-fi, or anything else, aloneness, exploration and survival are good things. It even works well in a post-apocalyptic setting.

—Alorael, who also thinks that another A1 style huge open area available from the beginning could go well. It won't happen, but that style of open-ended world exploration is nice and sets the stage well for a series based on the world.

Yes. Both of those were wonderful... But it would be difficult to make a whole game out of those sorts of things. I can only, effectively, think of a single sequel that could result from such a thing, and that would be leading colonisation efforts into the lands that you discovered.

But still, the concept was great. I would love it if Jeff incorporated more things like that into his games.

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Someone should make an article about invisibility. You seem as good as anyone to do it, Nioca.

Anyways, after a failed attempt to find an article for invisible or invisibility, the Guardian article did mention that powerful priests could make them invisible. Looked over it again, and it seems that they were wrong.

I suppose it's okay, but don't get too powerful with it. Also, add something about the more mass the invisible thing has, the more energy it takes. So, say, you can't have a fully armed and armored soldier going about. One last query, what about their shadows? Would they be there or not?

ET: Remote... perhaps that island west of central Valorim? On the southern end perhaps?

[ Monday, January 21, 2008 12:23: Message edited by: Goldenking ]

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Hmmm. I'm not sure I like it. Isn't that more of a magical thing then a priestly? And not one of any small venture either.

Okay, checking the Encyclopedia yeilds that priests can do it as well. But all sources say it takes a lot of work. So, I doubt that the Wraiths could manage to keep it going long on their own, and the Priest would have to be pretty high up on the food chain to even start the spell.

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Something historically based would be nice. I'm thinking the Days of Empire and Colonization. It could even be a series. First stop: India, with the mighty and magical Mughal Empire working with the Europeans for trade, and the Europeans competing with each other, most notably the British and Dutch.

Then, the West Indies. There's a slave revolt in Jamaica, that's threatening to spread to the rest of the Caribbean. Meanwhile, the threat of war with Spain lingers, and the Queen has issued privateers to upset the Spanish Gold Fleets. Then, as a colonist on the frontier, you have to struggle to keep other empires from encroaching on your territory.

A similar themed American episode can happen as well, with the Amerindians, Canadians, Loyalists, Rebels, and Slaves all getting their own spotlight. You're a rebel soldier out in the wilderness somewhere, near the Canadian border. Slaves are trying to escape into freedom to the west, Canadian forces are constantly attacking, the Amerindians are fighting against you, and now the Loyalists are trying to coax you into joining the Brits.

And just think of the treasure trove that the Scramble for Africa would bring.

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Ex, would those guys have anything that would identify them as belonging to the Thieves Guild, or even more broadely a faction/organization?

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An earthquake would give the chance for unique problems that wouldn't arise otherwise.

Case in point, an underground tomb being unearthed and bringing out Undead. Maybe poisonous vapors from the ground. Give the possibility for new geography, shake up Upper Avernum, topple a few poorly built cities.

But, after your reviews, seems not such a good whim of mine.

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quote:
Originally written by Lt. Sullust:

Fool, my Erika in a box trumps Rentar any day...
Only in Avernum though. Near the Surface, Rentar can beat Erika.

VALORIM: I've been mulling the idea of a non-manmade event that affects a lot of Valorim nations, and I think I've got it. An earthquake in Softport, say a six on the Richter Scale. That would be enough to reach Sanctuary, the Hunters, the Dominion, the Theives Guild Lorelei, the Anama, and maybe the Pheonix Empire.

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Originally written by Agrajag:

:(

The time for heroes is dead and gone.

Pfft. There is always a hero somewhere, there's just sometimes a regional defecit. But then, I guess it depends on your definition of a hero. If Bobby Fischer fits into that, then there are plenty of heroes still.

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Originally written by Goldenking:

My review... Did I really say that...? That (my review) was possibly the worst thing I've ever read on that site...
I knew that Dikiyoba had taken it out of context somewhat, but I was too lazy to figure out what the context was. Then I remembered:

"Whatever happens with Iffy, I'm sure it will be excrutiatingly painful."

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My review... Did I really say that...? That (my review) was possibly the worst thing I've ever read on that site...

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