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Social Networking: Spiderwebbers on last.fm in General
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I finally can download the downloader! Yay!

In terms of other networks, the Facebook Group somehow still exists.

I'm sure someone will throw up the KoL info and that one mapping.

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The Silent Assassin has no comment. Furthermore, he will not be inerested in buying any more cookies or power tools, thank you. And green is preferable. No, there is no dragon.

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-Lenar Labs
What's Your Destiny?

Ushmushmeifa: Lenar's power is almighty and ineffable.

I like speaking my mind, when the voices let me hear it.
Posts: 735 | Registered: Monday, January 16 2006 08:00
Deathmatch Tournament -- Round Two, Part Two in General
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quote:
Originally by Zeviz:
Hey, that ingenious scheme to defeat Alorael using 20 flasks of oil, a summoning trap, diagonal tunnel, 3 wands of polymorph, and a ring of aggrivate monster sounded good at the time.
Heaven help us, somebody is catching on.

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The Silent Assassin has pointed out to me that a large blueberry pie and the lyrics of Weird Al's "ebay" also factor very strongly into these plans, although he refused to share the details.
And no, I didn't show him the thread. He found it on his own.

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-Lenar Labs
What's Your Destiny?

Ushmushmeifa: Lenar's power is almighty and ineffable.

I like speaking my mind, when the voices let me hear it.
Posts: 735 | Registered: Monday, January 16 2006 08:00
Goblins - graphic request in Blades of Avernum Editor
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I'll see if I can composite something over the weekend. IM me about it if I don't post something.

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The Silent Assassin knows that the shotgun may be mighter than the penknife... but the penknife is still more fun.

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-Lenar Labs
What's Your Destiny?

Ushmushmeifa: Lenar's power is almighty and ineffable.

I like speaking my mind, when the voices let me hear it.
Posts: 735 | Registered: Monday, January 16 2006 08:00
MicroSoft XP SP3 Is out! in General
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quote:
Originally written by Jumpin Salmon:

...Windows 2000 SP 4, which has been more stable than any MS OS I've seen to date.

Quoted for beauty and for truth.

SP3, huh? I still can't find specs on it.
I'll take the patch, and wait for SP2 for vista before going fo that. I'll need to save up for it anyway.

What I really need is to actually learn the modern Mac OS. I haven't been able to understand it since the 90's, and I've even learned a good deal of Linux (though hardly scratching the surface) since then...

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The Silent Assassin admits, he does not remember MS DOS; and he is rather perturbed by the implications.
First, it means that he'll never be able to sabotage the computer I have on display in my office...

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-Lenar Labs
What's Your Destiny?

Ushmushmeifa: Lenar's power is almighty and ineffable.

I like speaking my mind, when the voices let me hear it.
Posts: 735 | Registered: Monday, January 16 2006 08:00
Deathmatch Tournament -- Round Two, Part Two in General
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I am amused by the trend of the Jewels v TM match being ended by outside forces.

That is all.

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The Silent Assassin still doesn't know about this thread. And I'm keeping it that way.
I just hope he doesn't want to know why I asked him about the gelignite thing...

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-Lenar Labs
What's Your Destiny?

Ushmushmeifa: Lenar's power is almighty and ineffable.

I like speaking my mind, when the voices let me hear it.
Posts: 735 | Registered: Monday, January 16 2006 08:00
Deathmatch Tournament -- Round Two, Part Two in General
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Match 1: Alorael v. The Silent Assassin

The member with an amorphous identity against the amorphous identity without a membership.
Prep for this one is quite intense, as The Silent Assassin creates a device to prevent him from being a pedestrian (and also a means to efficiently deliver a large payload of gelignite stabilized with peanut butter), and Alo ODs on skribbane to give himself an edge in the anticipated combat.
Alas, the actual match is quite uneventful. Because Lord Grimm was taken out in the first round, The Silent Assassin has no means of actually getting putting his input in, leaving him a sitting duck when Alo regains lucidity.

Match 2: The Almighty Doer of Stuff v. Arancaytar

The Nose v. The "Knows".
Again, prep for this match is intense. ADoS draws several allies into being as Aran creates several killer attack scripts.
As the match begins, Aran launches his scripts and ADoS waits for his implants to tell him what to do. Unfortunately, Aran is yet two years off from killing people with HTML, and ADoS's implants don't seem to be working, so the first wave results in a draw.
The match becomes a battle of support powers as fluffy turtles and bots duke it out in an oddly chess-like environment. However, the bots have no sanity, leaving the turtles disinterested, and the turtles technically aren't detectable on the web, so the bots can't do anything to them, either.
In the end, fighting reverts to punching and clawing, ADoS gets his nose broken, and bleeds his way back to Misc.
Aran wins.

Match 3: Goldenking v. Drakefyre

The self-proclaimed king v. the self-proclaimed ruler of the universe.
This one ends really quickly. Not even canisters can compete with Divine Warrior.
Drakey wins.

Match 4: Ash Lael v. Dintiradan

Ash v. Overlord... meh, can't get any more creative than that.
Prep for this match is the most intense yet, with Ash's frenetic scenario creation and a moving inspirational spech given by Dintiradan to his Legions of Terror.
Alas, the Legions of Terror showed up dressed as roman legionairres armed with ultra-high-powered weapons that all seem to backfire at once. Dintiradan turns to his deth ray to kill Ash with bad grammar... but Ash is immune because he has to listen to Christian Rock all the time.
Confused, Dintiridan turns to his summoning machine, only to be turned upon by Ash wielding his chainsaw. Dintiradan escapes through a trapdoor, disqualifying him.
The summoning machine produces an Ogre.

Match 5: Nemesis v. Emperor Tullegolar

This description can't be matched.
While the prep for this match is not all that extrordinary, the match itself is amazing in that it reveals two things: Hot air in large volumes really can hold back dainslaifs, and a slith spear is not immune to an item-removing script. Oh yes, and a big feather is not enough to keep said dainslaifs away when the hot air suddenly gives way to complaining about how Nemesis clearly shows no respect.

Match 6: Zeviz v. Stareye

The demolisher v. the Establishment.
Well, let's put it like this. Zeviz does his normal devestating NUKE AND PAVE, but Stareye wasn't around to witness it. Instead, a whole bunch of newbies with new titles and no more cheesecake take the blow.
Suddenly, like so many bots and flamers, Zeviz never existed, and Stareye enjoys his cheesecake. No, not fair. But this is Deathmatch.

Match 7: Student of Trinity v. Salmon

The guy who knows everything v. the guy who doesn't care.
I suppose that SoT's brilliantly reasoned attack would have come over a lot better if his opponant didn't already agree with him. While the depth of the fight goes way above most people's heads, all of the audience soon realizes that SoT is merely talking to the wall at this point. Salmon has long since gone fishing.
No longer having anyone to persuade, SoT becomes an existentialist and performs the ultimate act of existentialism with Ocham's Razor.
This match brought to you by SPAM: Salmon Prevails Again, Man.

Match 8: Jewels v. Terror's Martyr

The resident Mom, v. the bane of all moms, especially yours...
All of Spiderweb, Past, Present, Retroactive, and Post-Apocalyptic show up for what may be the most epic battle in this Deathmatch.
Oddly enough, TM does all of the attacking, with Slur, argument, flame, and curse for some time. Jewels takes every blow in stride.
Exhausted and furious, TM steps up his attack. Jewels turns the other cheek.
TM again raises the bar with a round of compound profanity that kills half of the audience and permanently deafens the other half. Jewels blushes a little bit and shakes her head, and the match continues.
After days of Monikers, Your Moms, undeath, and general cruelty to the nature of life itself, the UBB gods step in and destroy this part of the deathmatch, along with its greatest contributor as appeasement.
Jewels , not having actually contributed to the scenario, continues to moderate the deathmatch.

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The Silent Assassin was intentionally not consulted for this post.

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-Lenar Labs
What's Your Destiny?

Ushmushmeifa: Lenar's power is almighty and ineffable.

I like speaking my mind, when the voices let me hear it.
Posts: 735 | Registered: Monday, January 16 2006 08:00
Legends of Divinity OOC 2 in General
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I like Eph's idea as well.

So do we want to set a start date or something?

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-Lenar Labs
What's Your Destiny?

Ushmushmeifa: Lenar's power is almighty and ineffable.

I like speaking my mind, when the voices let me hear it.
Posts: 735 | Registered: Monday, January 16 2006 08:00
Legends of Divinity OOC 2 in General
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A deadline would probably be the wisest course of action, as it would ensure the RP's rebirth.

I'm sure that the wayward Mr. Hedges and his irrascible companion would be interested in rejoining... and trying to catch up.
(Read: I will have internet access at home this time around, so no excuses. Besides, I liked them.)

-reads synopsis in first post-
dude... now I really have to go back and reread everything...

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-Lenar Labs
What's Your Destiny?

Ushmushmeifa: Lenar's power is almighty and ineffable.

I like speaking my mind, when the voices let me hear it.
Posts: 735 | Registered: Monday, January 16 2006 08:00
SPAM in General
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My family tends to stock SPAM when it's on sale. It does well grilled, or when glazed with brown sugar. I've tried it in chef's salad, but the texture is kinda weird.

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The Silent Assassin insisted that we be the first to bring this up.
So there we are.

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-Lenar Labs
What's Your Destiny?

Ushmushmeifa: Lenar's power is almighty and ineffable.

I like speaking my mind, when the voices let me hear it.
Posts: 735 | Registered: Monday, January 16 2006 08:00
Global Warming is real and I can proove it! in General
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Ohio can't make up its mind. Of course, its residents have accepted this fact. There's a saying here: "If you don't like the weather, don't worry. Wait a few minutes and it'll change."

Last week, it was sunny and in the 70s. Yesterday, the temperature peaked at 40, and it rained all day.
Yesterday was also the last time I will ever walk 3 miles in 40 degree weather without a jacket...

I miss Jersey.

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The Silent Assassin tells me that the weather at the shore has been quite pleasant, and though the ocean is still far too cold for swimming, the sunbathers are already out.
Some days... well...

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-Lenar Labs
What's Your Destiny?

Ushmushmeifa: Lenar's power is almighty and ineffable.

I like speaking my mind, when the voices let me hear it.
Posts: 735 | Registered: Monday, January 16 2006 08:00
Another picture thread. in General
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Is that the kilt that you ended up buying?

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The Silent Assassin regrets not having a real picture for this one, but he still hasn't been in costume with a camera around. He hopes that you're satisfied with yet another character shot.
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-Lenar Labs
What's Your Destiny?

Ushmushmeifa: Lenar's power is almighty and ineffable.

I like speaking my mind, when the voices let me hear it.
Posts: 735 | Registered: Monday, January 16 2006 08:00
New user titles in General
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Law Bringer makes me think of Dr. Zaius.
I know, it's "Law Giver", but still...

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The Silent Assassin could not think of anything witty enough to post.
Ole!

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-Lenar Labs
What's Your Destiny?

Ushmushmeifa: Lenar's power is almighty and ineffable.

I like speaking my mind, when the voices let me hear it.
Posts: 735 | Registered: Monday, January 16 2006 08:00
The Survival Thread. in General
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I've had pneumonia twice and survived whooping cough once. Yay.

Can't say I've had any noteworthy gaming survivals. Beating Grah-Hoth for the first time was fun. Managed it on the first try with only killing off one of my fighters.

Okay... now that I think of it, there was this one match in Rome: Total War, in which I as the Brutii invaded the Scipii captial, with battle mode set to very hard difficulty. They outnumbered me two to one (I didn't realize that their reinforcements were close enough to assist), and I was attacking with two full armies. We're talking roughly 8500 men total. By the time the battle was finished, I had exactly ten men: the general who led my main attack force, and nine guys leftover from an onager unit.
The Scipii had none.
Ironically, the last of the Scipii in this battle was their faction leader, who sucessfully led my leader on a wild goose chase around the city several times before I remembered that the onagermen could leave their equipment.

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The Silent Assassin is still here.
Not only does that boast his survival rate, but should make you fear for yours.

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-Lenar Labs
What's Your Destiny?

Ushmushmeifa: Lenar's power is almighty and ineffable.

I like speaking my mind, when the voices let me hear it.
Posts: 735 | Registered: Monday, January 16 2006 08:00
Arthur C. Clarke in General
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Clarke had the distinction of seeing some modern technologies to otherwise unforseeable and sometimes accurate ends. Though offhand the only item that I remember him predicting the invention of was the (kitchen) microwave, many of his speculations may logically inspire technological developments down the road: His ideas for comfortably dealing with weightlessness through elastic blankets and adhesive salad dressing, for example.

And, of course, HAL is definitely one of the better characters that has been ingrained into our social consciousness.

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The Silent Assassin would like to attribute inspiration to Mr. Clarke, but for the difficulty in finding some of the materials Clarke specifies in his novels.
Diamonds are hard to find cheap.

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-Lenar Labs
What's Your Destiny?

Ushmushmeifa: Lenar's power is almighty and ineffable.

I like speaking my mind, when the voices let me hear it.
Posts: 735 | Registered: Monday, January 16 2006 08:00
Item Guides in Blades of Avernum
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Yeah, Imban, I'm getting a 404 on all three. Can you check on them?

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The Silent Assassin thought that this would be a great place to...
Wait, nm...

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-Lenar Labs
What's Your Destiny?

Ushmushmeifa: Lenar's power is almighty and ineffable.

I like speaking my mind, when the voices let me hear it.
Posts: 735 | Registered: Monday, January 16 2006 08:00
The Graveyard Thread in General
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It was my first time through the Exile 2 demo, and my party discovered a large group of undead in a crypt in the southern Vahnatai lands.
My faithful party battled against the lich and his wights for nigh on many a minute, until exhausted and low on HP and MP, Adrianna discovered that she had a scroll for a spell called "shockwave". Having read the description of the spell in the spell library, Adrianna used the scroll, and smote many an errant wight to the ground.
Alas, she also smote every other member of her party to the same fate, as well.
Whoops.

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The Silent Assassin hits you for 10 damage.
The Silent Assassin Assassinates you! (10 dmg)
The Silent Assassin hits you for 10 damage.
The Silent Assassin Assassinates you! (10 dmg)
You hit The Silent Assassin for 3 damage.
The Silent Assassin flees in terror.

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-Lenar Labs
What's Your Destiny?

Ushmushmeifa: Lenar's power is almighty and ineffable.

I like speaking my mind, when the voices let me hear it.
Posts: 735 | Registered: Monday, January 16 2006 08:00
BoA BUGS v6.0 in Blades of Avernum Editor
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As noted here, the Dread Curse skill removes one level of every skill, including, in appearance anyway, itself.

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The Silent Assassin thanks you.
Now get on with it.

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-Lenar Labs
What's Your Destiny?

Ushmushmeifa: Lenar's power is almighty and ineffable.

I like speaking my mind, when the voices let me hear it.
Posts: 735 | Registered: Monday, January 16 2006 08:00
Dread curse in Blades of Avernum
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Is this on the bug list?

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The Silent Assassin thinks that this explains a lot.
No, I don't get it either.

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-Lenar Labs
What's Your Destiny?

Ushmushmeifa: Lenar's power is almighty and ineffable.

I like speaking my mind, when the voices let me hear it.
Posts: 735 | Registered: Monday, January 16 2006 08:00
What have you been reading recently? in General
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Rereading through my Chichton collection right now. Just finished Prey , hoping to grab Sphere and State of Fear while I'm home for spring break.

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The Silent Assassin is reading your mind.
Yes he is. No, this is not a stupid gimmick. Stop arguing. Believe it. No, he will never stoop that low.

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-Lenar Labs
What's Your Destiny?

Ushmushmeifa: Lenar's power is almighty and ineffable.

I like speaking my mind, when the voices let me hear it.
Posts: 735 | Registered: Monday, January 16 2006 08:00
Scope of Ethics in General
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quote:
From the Lenarian Dictionary of Obscure Terms:

Authority: n., The power that I innately have over you that makes you want to obey me. Occasionally, authority allows for the demonstration of pain as punishment for disobedience.

Daily Life: n., An obscure standard of normalcy generated through melancholy or nostalgic wonderings about an imagined or incorrectly percieved past.

Deontological Ethics: n., An ethical system through which actions are dictated by strict policy. For example: Speed limits should only be reached while passing.

Ethical Scenario: n., A decision in which all acceptable outcomes suck.

Ethical Scope: n., The amount that any given end (in Teleological systems) or principle (in Deontological systems) applies to the given scenario. The standard Ethical Scope for any given situation is "none".

Ethics: n., The amorphous field of study through which we demonstrate that we are in the right, and the other guy is in the wrong.

Mixed Deontology: n., An ethical system that uses both principles and ends to determine the proper outcome. For example: God says that I shouldn't kill; but if I do, I'll inherit $4 Million, so I'm gonna do it anyway. I just won't do it on the Sabbath.

Situation Ethics: n., An ethical system based on a mixed deontological view, which makes exceptions to both principles and quantifiable ends when the situation calls for it. The standard procedure for deciding when Situation Ethics comes into play is asking, "Is this a situation?"

Teleological Ethics: n., An ethical system through which the end quantifiably justifies the means. For example: I can give you fifty dollars for that used game, or I can beat you up and get it for free.

Virtue Ethics: n., An ethical system for which actions and ends are moot, and life is instead guided by the innate character of the individual. For example: I'm a nice guy, therefore I'm always right.
Edit: Whoops. Out of alphabetical order.

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The Silent Assassin ripped off Rawles' Veil of Ignorance and forced Kant's Categorical Imperative to stand down.
I can't believe he's tearing up the neighbors' homes again.

[ Saturday, February 09, 2008 03:07: Message edited by: Lenar ]

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-Lenar Labs
What's Your Destiny?

Ushmushmeifa: Lenar's power is almighty and ineffable.

I like speaking my mind, when the voices let me hear it.
Posts: 735 | Registered: Monday, January 16 2006 08:00
Deathmatch Tournament -- Round Two, Part One in General
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-stares dumbfounded at Thralni v. Thuryl-

-continues staring-

You have way too much time on your hands...

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The Silent Assassin suggested that this particular tag involve the hypnotic baked ziti that he cooked for dinner last night.
Seeing as we had stuffed shells, and I'm the one who prepared them, I'm not exactly sure what he's getting at...
Oh look. A bunny.

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-Lenar Labs
What's Your Destiny?

Ushmushmeifa: Lenar's power is almighty and ineffable.

I like speaking my mind, when the voices let me hear it.
Posts: 735 | Registered: Monday, January 16 2006 08:00
The Handy Abominable Photo Thread in General
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This is my friend Bob. He normally lives on the back of my sister's hand, but he decided to visit for a bit. Wave, Bob.

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The Silent Assassin has gotten out the dishrags.
Prepare thyself.

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-Lenar Labs
What's Your Destiny?

Ushmushmeifa: Lenar's power is almighty and ineffable.

I like speaking my mind, when the voices let me hear it.
Posts: 735 | Registered: Monday, January 16 2006 08:00
Happy Birthday Nicothodes!! in General
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Happy Birthday, Nico.

Allow me to present the first cake.
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The Silent Assassin wanted to come up with a poem to celebrate this wonderful occasion, but was cut short due to a rehearsal.
He hopes you understand.

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-Lenar Labs
What's Your Destiny?

Ushmushmeifa: Lenar's power is almighty and ineffable.

I like speaking my mind, when the voices let me hear it.
Posts: 735 | Registered: Monday, January 16 2006 08:00
Spiderweb Demographics 2008 in General
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Age: 21
Siblings: I have a younger sister and younger brother, in that order.
Sexual Orientation: Male, straight
Marital Status: Engaged.
Virgin: Yes
Ethnic Origin: European. My mother's side was of a high pedigree descended from the United Kingdom. My dad's side has too many bastards for us to know anything for sure. We know that my great-grandmother immigrated from Bugaria, that my dad's mother can directly trace her lineage to the royal court of some English king in the 1500s, and we're pretty sure that my dad's dad's dad's sire was Cherokee, though the woman's husband was german.
Nationality: American
Languages Spoken: English and a rusty fourth-year Latin
Religion: Protestant, though I really can't cling to any denomination or individual school of thought. I mean, when they've all got their foibles and inconsistancies?
Economic Status: My family is lower middle class (we were very happy to be upgraded to reduced lunches from free when I was in high school. It meant that my dad becoming a full-time pastor was not leading to our financial ruin after all). I make enough doing odd jobs and working over breaks to pay the bills; my only debt is from my schooling.
Political Leanings: I have yet to find a political system that aligns itself with my own conclusions on political and economic philosophy. I have some very strong socialist leanings, I appreciate the value and advantages of a free market, I like a strong, centralized government, like paying my taxes, understand that not all men are created equal, and recognize that if order is to be maintained, someone has to choose and enforce a standard. All of the tests and compases call me a centrist. I call myself a moderate in both areas out of mere convenience.
Academic area of interest: The Arts, including music, drama, radio drama, broadcasting, and filmmaking. It is my goal to tell stories for a living.
Primary Occupation: Student, with some odd production jobs thrown in.
Membership to Spiderweb: January 2006.
Preferred computer system: I like to be able to strictly control exactly what I have inside my tower. PC, in all techno-definitions.

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The Silent Assassin jams.
Oh yeah, yeah.

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-Lenar Labs
What's Your Destiny?

Ushmushmeifa: Lenar's power is almighty and ineffable.

I like speaking my mind, when the voices let me hear it.
Posts: 735 | Registered: Monday, January 16 2006 08:00
Spiderweb Demographics 2008 in General
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quote:
Originally by Tully:
Thus, tests come back moderate, even though few people would describe me as such.

I, too, have the same problem. Though most simply descibe me as "out there."
While I do like being described as somewhat of a centrist, I wish that society as a whole would get it into their heads that economics, social mores, ethics, and legislation, and other "issues" are two- and three-axis fields in and of themselves.

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The Silent Assassin asked me not to fill in this survey for him.
That's okay. I couldn't answer most of the questions anyway... maybe the one about siblings...

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-Lenar Labs
What's Your Destiny?

Ushmushmeifa: Lenar's power is almighty and ineffable.

I like speaking my mind, when the voices let me hear it.
Posts: 735 | Registered: Monday, January 16 2006 08:00

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