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Where did that come from?!? in General
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Profile #35
It's Alooloolal, Alorael. Not Aloolalal. You really are muddled lately.

Here are the non-"Sir ____ of ____" names I've had, that I can recall.

La Royaliste - Alec called me a Royalist once upon a time, so I changed my name.
On a Given Sunday - Sunday has always been the most interesting day of my life. Over the past month, every Sunday has been somewhat monumental. So I changed my name to that for a while.
Prospero - I was Prospero in the school play once upon a time. I had honestly intended on leaving spiderweb for a while, but then Logo convinved me to create that new account and lurk for a time. So yeah, it's all Logo's fault!

I think that's it.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
What Fishy are you? in General
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Member # 547
Profile #19
I'm also Gill.

I haven't seen the movie, but I've only heard good things about it. Maybe one of these days I'll have a Shrek/Nemo/HarryPotter marathon and just watch all that in one sitting.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
Artistic ambitions in General
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Member # 547
Profile #34
Beautifully put, Stughalf!

One (rare?) problem might arise from reading too much of a specific genre (probably fantasy, in the case of most people here). If you just read fantasy novels for a period of eight years, your style may be limited to clear-cut descriptions and portrayals; most fantasy novels I've read, although entertaining, are written somewhat formulaically (if that's a word) and leave little room for interperetation.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
What music (if any) are you listening to... in General
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Profile #547
Well, I can't honestly say I've listened to enough rap and heavy metal to pass judgement on the effect cursing has upon said genres. I guess swearing's just a pet peeve of mine.

Tchaikovsky's Waltz from Swan Lake, though it was Rach's 10th prelude Op. 23 when I began writing this.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
What music (if any) are you listening to... in General
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Profile #543
I am currently listening to Khachaturian's Cello Concerto, third movement, being played by

RAPHAEL WALLFISCH

EDIT: Dumb ubb coding errors...

[ Sunday, December 21, 2003 06:23: Message edited by: Sir Motrax of Exile ]

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
What music (if any) are you listening to... in General
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I just don't see the point in cursing. It's lost all its sting from very excessive overuse. I see it along the same level as typing "LOL OMG HOW R U!>!?" instead writing "Hey, it's been a while, how're things?" Pointless degredation when other words would suffice.

...If that makes any sense.

(Dvorak's 9th Symphony second movement)

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
What are some of your favorite movies? in General
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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
Saddam Huu-What'shisface in General
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Profile #31
Killing off disctators through assassination is a sure way of having another dictator take over, most likely one worse than his predecessor. And depending on how you define "dictator," there could be bunches more than two dozen on this planet.

In my quite-humble opinion, to really reform a whole nation, you need to conquer it and make changes forcibly, and occupy the place for quite a few years until the natives get used to new ideas imposed upon them.

EDIT: For this reason, I fully beleive it's going to be a rather long time before resistence will die down. Saddam's capture is a very, very small victory. Not insignificant, but it's not going to change much.

EDIT 2: I draw a similar parallel to the situation in Iraq and that of Lithuania after the collapse of the SU. Although the communists were gone from power, there was little order left. When the Soviets were in power, at least people knew how the system worked and could make a meager living. But with Lithuania's independence, people lost the security in at least knowing what to expect each subsequent day. More than ten years later, the situation has certainly improved (I'd venture people are generally better off now than they were with the communists), but it's been a very long and rocky journey, and there are still many improvements that need to be made before Lithuanians have a general standard of living equal to that of Western nations.

[ Saturday, December 20, 2003 09:36: Message edited by: Sir Motrax of Exile ]

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
What music (if any) are you listening to... in General
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Expletives are just plain crude, no matter where they are fit in. Noisy music is no excuse.

I'll go have some tea and crumpets now while I listen to the string quartet my butler hired. :P

(Fugue No. 7 from WTC 2, by Bach)

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
Artistic ambitions in General
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Profile #27
I painted warhammer models once upon a time. I still have a bunch in my basement collecting dust.

-Motrax, who, like Arancytar, is unaware of what crude joke is behind the application of colored enamels to pewter models.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
Where did that come from?!? in General
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A bit obvious where I get my name. I use "Sir" because I do try to live up to some of the more noble aspects of the kind of knighthood portrayed in some fiction. "Of Exile" is sort of like a title, because titles like that are archaic and I like archaic stuff.

My other names were from books or games, for the most part.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
What music (if any) are you listening to... in General
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Arcblade, you listen to classical!? Yay yay yay! Happy Hanukkah everyone! Yay! I got a CD player woo woo!

I'm listening to a Bach Organ Fantasy in G! :eek: :P

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
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The music of my boss not firing me yet.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
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Hey, I actually know that one xxo! What a surprise.

I'm listening to Scarlatti's Sonata in F major.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
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Dvorak's Cello Concerto in B minor played by Yo Yo Ma.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
Artistic ambitions in General
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Alorael, I'm sorry, but I did laugh a whole lot at that. Everybody knows the recorder isn't an instrument, it's used to record other instruments. Or it can be used to add to the "perfect pitch" joke:

Q: What's perfect pitch?

A: Throwing an accordian into the dumpster and having it land on a viola that's already in there which is lying on top of a recorder just for good measure. HWA HAW HAW.

But I digress. I play piano, for those who didn't know already. I also enjoy drawing, but I'm pretty bad at it. I sing when I'm alone in the hopes that I'll someday become good enough to sing when I'm not alone.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
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[i]Raphael Wallfisch is my hero!!![/i]

Edited for clarity.

[ Wednesday, December 17, 2003 18:02: Message edited by: Sir Motrax of Exile ]
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Beethoven's 29th piano sonata, "Hammerklavier," 1st movement.

How can you overdose on death? It's not something you can take in quantites greater than 1 in most cases.

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Polaris
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Brahms' Requiem, second movement.
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Summer, Presto.

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Polaris
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Chopin's first piano concerto, 3rd movement.

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Polaris
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Hammerklavier! First Movement! Beethoven! Alfred Brendel performing! Two-hour delay at the somewhat perceived threat of a possibility of a chance of a snowflake or two! Yay!
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Chopin's 1st piano concerto in E minor, first movement.

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Polaris
Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
There is no news of Saddam yet? in General
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Eh. It will certainly boost morale. Yay, I guess.

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Polaris
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Beethoven's 27th Sonata, second movement. I'm learning it too! Yay!

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