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The Political Compass (Armed and Dangerous) in General
Guardian
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By Zeviz:
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People with serious inheritable disabilities should not be allowed to reproduce.
This conservative opinion was commonly held only in Nazi Germany.
Just a side note, but not true, and not just in Nazi Germany and Alberta either (though it is a bit of an old issue).

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I have included two tickets so that you may bring a friend, if you have any.
- George Bernard Shaw

I regret to say that I am unable to attend that night; I would like tickets to the second performance, if there is one.
- Winston Churchill
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Sanity pile near door in General
Guardian
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Profile Homepage #33
But you're not there! You're in the tavern getting drunk!

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(Great. Still Sunday, and I've already met my inside reference quota for the week.)
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Goodbye! Goodbye for... a while! in General
Guardian
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By Aran:
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and in defiance of the stereotype, I actually hate beer
There is no justice in the world. You who live in the lap of luxury do not know what wealth you have.

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Consider the daffodil. And while you're doing that, I'll be over here looking through your stuff.
- Jack Handey
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Sanity pile near door in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #28
This RP is drifting aimlessly. We need some focus.

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Y-y-you guys are being attacked.
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Thankgiving Census in General
Guardian
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Profile Homepage #27
Point.

Happy Sysadmin Appreciation Day!

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Why do the caterpillar and the ant have to be enemies? One eats leaves, and the other eats caterpillars... Oh, I see now.
- Jack Handey
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Book or Movie? in General
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By Thuryl:
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The movie isn't always better than the book; sometimes, it's the reverse. Who even remembers that Jurassic Park was originally a book? (2001: A Space Odyssey is another example, but it was written specifically with the intent of making it into a movie, so it doesn't really count.)
Speaking of which, was Michael Crichton involved in writing the screenplay for Lost World? I know he was for Jurassic Park as well as the third one if I remember correctly.

Actually, Jurassic Park is my favourite example for book versus movie discussions. The book was too cerebral for long stretches for a movie, and it had too much violence and coarse language to be a 14A movie. The movie had too much mindless action and flat characters for a book. The author was involved with the movie transition, and he used the best things for each medium.

Although I bemoan the absence of rocket launchers in the movie.

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Tom Bombadil for the win!
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...and again. in General
Guardian
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You've become a Flight Corporal.

EDIT: Hmmm... maybe I should look at the previous posts before posting.

And Polaris is just chock full of pr0n, Starman.

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Use the right click, Luke!

[ Saturday, October 13, 2007 16:17: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
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A Contest Idea in Blades of Avernum
Guardian
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Do you really want to use an item ten times in a row to see Gosper's Gun move forward one iteration?

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The crows were calling to him, thought Caw.
- Jack Handey
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A Contest Idea in Blades of Avernum
Guardian
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Profile Homepage #8
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And I thought of implementing Conway's Game of Life in BoA a while back. Meh, why not?
BoA's 'detection' of 'infinite loops', that's why not. Even if you split the outer loop into several segments, put each segment in its own state, and chain them together with set_state_continue, it still complains. Oh well.

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I wish I had a kryptonite cross, because then you could keep both Dracula and Superman away.
- Jack Handey
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The Political Compass (Armed and Dangerous) in General
Guardian
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All the people not in the top right are stinky unsightly mouth breathers. Nyah nyah nyah-nyah nyah!

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For mad scientists who keep brains in jars, here's a tip: Why not add a slice of lemon to each jar, for freshness?
- Jack Handey
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Sanity pile near door in General
Guardian
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Tyrantfog... from the Forgotten Realms, right? My DM has Monsters of Faerun, but he hasn't used it often.

I wanna cast... Magic Missile!

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The Political Compass (Armed and Dangerous) in General
Guardian
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Profile Homepage #12
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The old one-dimensional categories of 'right' and 'left', established for the seating arrangement of the French National Assembly of 1789, are overly simplistic for today's complex political landscape.
Solution: make it two-dimensional! ;)

Did anyone else find an abundance of loaded questions, by the way?

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A Contest Idea in Blades of Avernum
Guardian
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Isn't Hunt The Wumpus supposed to be an AI testbed, not a game for humans? Actually, I suppose it's at the same level as Minesweeper.

Hey! Minesweeper!

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An extreme optimist is a man who believes that humanity will probably survive even if it doesn't take his advice.
- John McCarthy
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Episode 4: Spiderweb Reloaded. Something like that anyway. in General
Guardian
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Profile Homepage #210
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"No. We must work at night and act normal during the day."

The Lurker yawned. "How can we act normally if we're going to be incredibly tired all the time?"

"Bah! We won't be up all night long, just a few hours. And if anyone gets suspicious, we'll just say it's finals week and you're helping me study."
Timely. I just spent Thanksgiving weekend rooming with someone who constantly complained about not getting ten hours of sleep a night. I called aforementioned roommate a wimp, seeing that I spent several nights last week up past three.

Youpi for the sleeping commute!

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(Oh, and we ran over the same skunk three times. But that's a different story.)
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Thankgiving Census in General
Guardian
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By Salmon:
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Everyone knows that Canada is just a place to warehouse Ikea goods.
Thanks, Salmon. Now I'll have Jonathan Coulton stuck in my head all evening.

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Long ago in days of yore, it all began with a god named Thor...
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A Contest Idea in Blades of Avernum
Guardian
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Well, there's Blades Invaders as well. And I thought of implementing Conway's Game of Life in BoA a while back. Meh, why not? I'm reasonably abreast with my homework...

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http://dintiradan.ermarian.net/scenarios/bladesinvaders/
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A featured question on Xanga... in General
Guardian
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Profile Homepage #7
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Religion without ethics is lame, ethics without religion is blind.
FAT. :P

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The face of a child says it all, especially the mouth part of the face.
- Jack Handey
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Return of the Admiration of Evil Poll in Blades of Avernum
Guardian
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Profile Homepage #20
Prize is as much a villain as Kill Prize, Win Ogre is a scenario. The only reason I made it was to engage in copious amounts of self-promotion, possibly making a point about said self-promotion at the same time.

But hey. If my public adores me, who am I not to bask in its glow?

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SpidWeb Boards.. in General
Guardian
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Most boards dedicated to deeper discussions like the ones that sometimes occur here don't even have an edit option, let alone a delete option. For better or worse, what you say stays.

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The humour is gone.
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NPC Script Question in Blades of Avernum Editor
Guardian
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One technique I thought up a while ago was to alter basicnpc.txt itself. Wrap the default behaviour in an else, and then add your own scripting in ifs that test for the desired condition. For instance, before the default else, test to see if the creature's number is X, where X is the creature number for Hank the Hireling.

I have yet to get around to implementing it, though.

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I wouldn't shake his hand if I were you. I hear he licks his thumb.
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Legends of Divinity OOC in General
Guardian
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Profile Homepage #712
School.

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Yay! in General
Guardian
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Well, Google returns over a million results for killer+snail, and over a thousand for "killer snail".

It's true!

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Man or God in General
Guardian
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By Micawber:
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And remind me again, what precisely does this thread have to do with Spiderweb Software and its games?
To build on what Synergy said, the entire point of General is to keep the forumers around. The purpose of the board as a whole is helping people out with the games (and thus decrease the workload on Jeff Vogel), but that hardly keeps people coming back day after day. General does, and thus are we fiendishly bound to this board.

And I'd like to add that just because not everyone posts in this thread doesn't mean it isn't read. I don't have the time, much less the skill, to jump into most online debates, but that doesn't mean I don't try to keep somewhat up to date on them.

Meh. The post would have been better if I had the time to post it at noon.

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Just open both doors. Hopefully the Tiger goes for the Lady.
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What have you been reading lately? in General
Guardian
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Profile Homepage #502
By Goldenking:
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To all young aspiring writers: go to college and train in English and what not before actually writing your first book.
Nah. Release early, release often. ;)

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When things go wrong... don't go with them.
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Legends of Divinity OOC in General
Guardian
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Profile Homepage #706
I plead schoolwork. Give me a day or two.

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Ernest Hemingway has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to a dictionary.
- William Faulkner

Poor Faulkner. Does he really think emotions from big words?
- Ernest Hemingway
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