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Hi, nice to meet you in General
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Whoa, hope it isn't too late for me to join this topic.

First of all, welcome to Spiderweb.

Secondly, Saunders is a nice motherly lady who deserves all the respect you can muster, and then some, for putting up with the lot of us.

Thirdly, I'm Sir Motrax of Exile, commonly referred to as SMoE. Stay away from me, I usually lean to the right as far as politics are concerned, and I got banned for three weeks. Furthermore, I keep Alorael's homicidal tendencies alive. And I have a custom title too, which I never hesitate to point out. And my head's as big as a weather balloon ready to take on a big chocolate payload in a week. And I like rambling on for a while like I've already done in this post, just so I don't feel so bad that I've really said nothing remotely constructive, but it feels better since I post a great quantity of stuff in one post so it looks like I'm really contributing something useful to the pertinent discussion at hand.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
Question for all in General
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I started playing at the time Exile 2 just came out. No clue when that was. I found the game on one of those 6.23 x 10^23 game CDs.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
Yes, well, I know it's disappointing in General
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Profile #16
Heya, Rosycat.

-Alooloolal, who also feels like this is a spammy post, but since he isn't posting anywhere else on the boards today, it's probably ok, just this once. Probably.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
Undead Topics Need Loving Too (aka "Give Me Your First-Born") in General
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Profile #144
Pfft, poser.

:P

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
Im Back in General
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IMAGE(01070100.jpg)

Beat back spam, buy Logitech.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
Howard Dean gone mad? in General
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Profile #7
Saying "yeah" loudly aside, I believe Kerry has a better chance against Bush than Dean would've. I doubt I'll vote for either one of them (yaythrowingawayvotesonthirdpartycandidates!), but Kerry appeals more to the middle-ground than Dean, in my humble, rather uneducated (haven't read the paper in probably two or three months) opinion. IMAGE(smile000.gif)

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
Pssst... it's a secret in General
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Profile #44
'n case you haven't noticed, Ally's my mother's step sister's dog's dogsitter. So that 'splains thin's jus' fine.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
Age in General
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Profile #29
Congratulations!

I'm 18.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
Pssst... it's a secret in General
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FOR ALORAEL THERE ARE NO SECRETS

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
More classical music and such... in General
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Have any of you heard of a pianist named Rafael Orozco? I bought a CD of him playing Rachmaninoff's 4 concertos and the Paganini Rhapsody, and it's absolutely incredible. I like him more than Horowitz or Rubenstein. I myself had never heard of him until a few days ago.

And, do any of you know Rachy's 4th concerto? What do you think of it?

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
What movies made a big impression on you? in General
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Certainly The Pianist, that really struck a chord with me (no pun intended, honest!).

For some inexplicable reason, Big Fish left me with quite an impression. I think I'm the only one in the world who thought that movie was anything better than relatively decent.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
More classical music and such... in General
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BAH! Enough of this. Instead of assuming Beethoven was a random drunken, wretched man, why don't you read a quote of his. Perhaps you'll change your hasty judgement:

(From "Composers on Music" edited by Josiah Fish)
(From a letter to Breitkopf and Hartel, Vienna, April 22, 1801)

"Advise your reviewer to show more intelligence and discretion, especially with regards to the products of younger authors, for these reviews could easily discourage men who might otherwise do better work... your reviewer extolled men of minor importance who indeed, among the better artists here, are almost lost, decent and hardworking as they may be."

(From a sketch book, June 2, 1804)
"Finale more and more simple, likewise all my piano music. God knows why my piano music still and always makes the worst impression on me..."

Now, I don't really want to quote much more, if you're really interested in what Beethoven has to say you should buy the book. But from the six or seven pages of Beethoven's writing, one gets a picture of a rather kind and compassionate man.

In fact, most of the earlier classical composers (before, say, the 1800's) seem to be a rather benevolent crowd. Wagner, Carl Nielson, and Debussy, on the other hand, give somewhat worse impressions.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
Byeeeeee in General
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Bye Ruthy! Bring back some cake, hmm?

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
More classical music and such... in General
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Aside from piano, the cello is my favorite instrument. I also like harp, third, but there isn't very much music for that instrument.

The Moonlight Sonata is indeed way overplayed (yes, I know it too), but half the time I've found people don't even know there's anything past the first movement. It's a beautiful piece if played musically.

I like the third movement of the Tempest (Beethoven's 17th Sonata). I also like his 29th Sonata, and the 27th.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
More classical music and such... in General
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Alrighty, lots of new people have joined since I last started a classical music topic.

Who's your favorite composer? What's your favorite piece? Do you play an instrument? For how long? Etc, etc.

I'm now listening to Rachmainoff's first piano concerto for the first time, and I'm loving it quite a bit. I think the second one is better, bit this is a marvellous piece nonetheless.

I've been playing piano for twelve years. I'm working on Rachmainoff's Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, among other things.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
Ranks in General
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I eat stars for breakfast. That's why I'm missing a few. IMAGE(wink0000.gif)

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
Happy Easter in General
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Happy Pesach indeed! Though as usual, the matzah's getting a bit tiresome.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
Mac or PC? in General
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Profile #65
I've had four compaqs for my computers (and a Gateway, but that was 50 mhz and 8 MB RAM, so it doesn't count), and they've all been great. I used one of those machines for four years, after my dad used it for three years. I never have any problems, networking's a breeze, etc, etc.

Furthermore, some people really don't have 2000 bucks to spend on a computer. Sometimes 400's the limit, and it's all that's necessary for word processing and email.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
Poetry in General
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Profile #46
Hey now, don't be ratting on fusion explosions. They can be subtle, they just choose to be all big and such. IMAGE(tongue01.gif)

Another poem by Prelutsky. I hope I'm not doing anything illegal by posting these here, but they are the best poems ever yay yay!

I'd never dine on dinosaurs,
they can't be good to eat,
for all they've got are lots of bones,
and not a bit of meat.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
Poetry in General
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Profile #36
Alec, your powers of perception are incredible! I daresay, I thought I'd impress everyone with my incredible saga, but you somehow managed to find fault in my masterful poetry. Why must you spend your talents of critique here, when there are so many proffesional poets who could use the words of such a man as you? Go forth, Alec! Challenge the greater powers that be, and let us lowlier beings bask in eachother's pale, reflected glory. IMAGE(smile000.gif)

You have to have an iron rear,
To sit upon a cactus.
Otherwise at least a year,
of very painful practice.
-Jack Prelutsky

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
Who's Lurking? in General
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Profile #96
Heya Hawkgirl. Majoring in music? Which instrument?

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
Poetry in General
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Profile #23
Roses are red,
violets are blue,
grass is green,
leaves are too.

Bricks are red,
My computer, black,
I'm kind of bored now,
Cut me some slack.

My English book's white,
Like a summer bloom,
I think, in a minute,
Work I'll resume.

Some flowers are white,
They are called lillies,
Some flowers purple...
This is just silly.

Granite is gray,
My mouse is as well,
Essays are boring,
Beaches have shells.

This stanza just -
'bout wraps things up,
So I'll break the rhyming and rhythmic patters I've been using and end with a grammatically incorrect sentence, like so.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
Member Status in General
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Alorael, if you get too close to 7500, we could always switch identities again.
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
Join my forum...please in General
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Member # 547
Profile #35
Rosy was on Polaris for a while, and I think she's a desper too. By a while, I mean a few posts. Hell, even TM showed up for a moment.

Polaris and Desperance don't "balance eachother out" because they really aren't related any more. If Spiderweb gets populated enough, there might be another board which springs up.

Polaris also feeds people hot chocolate, chocolate fudge, and mint chocolate ice cream.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
Favourite Smells in General
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Fresh spring breezes, nice-smelling flowers, tasty food, and cold climates with snow and ice all over.

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Polaris
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