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The Survival Thread. in General
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quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

I played through Avernum without an archer
Archer? What's that? :D :P

I've played through the Exile trilogy and A1-A3 all without using (or even needing) a single missile weapon. I've learned the art of surviving purely on magic and (when I absolutely have to) the occasional hand-to-hand combat.

[ Wednesday, March 26, 2008 04:40: Message edited by: The Mystic ]

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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Return to dark castle in General
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Maybe, just maybe, it could be done.

I know it's possible to emulate Windows on a Mac, but how about emulating a Mac in Windows?

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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Scenery creation in General
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My thoughts exactly. If only I had the time and ambition, not to mention a registered copy of BoA.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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The Survival Thread. in General
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Originally written by Grimm, Occasionally:

I've had pneumonia twice and survived whooping cough once. Yay.
Lucky you. I've had bronchitis three times myself, each time bordering on pneumonia; that--and I'm sure others will agree--was bad enough.

My father has had pneumonia a total of at least five or six times that I'm aware of. If I recall correctly, the last time nearly killed him.
quote:
Originally written by Nemesis.:

By the way, mung demons suck.
Tell me about it. I'm just glad for potions of clarity, energy elixirs, and anything that hastes my party.

[ Tuesday, March 25, 2008 15:24: Message edited by: The Mystic ]

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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Scenery creation in General
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Originally written by Andraste:

Terragen
I tried using that program once, but got rid of it. All I ever managed to do was make plateaus and craters in the shape of a mandelbrot fractal.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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The Survival Thread. in General
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quote:
Originally written by Andraste:

quote:
Originally written by The Mystic:


a 5-gallon pot of hot chili,

Wendy's?

Yep. Worked there for several years, actually.
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Originally written by Andraste:

Most of my injuries have come from angry cats. One came pretty close to severing an artery on the back of my knee.
Ouch. Never had that happen; then again, I tend to avoid cats, I'm allergic.

[ Monday, March 24, 2008 14:51: Message edited by: The Mystic ]

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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Exile 3 to .Blades in Blades of Exile
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quote:
Originally written by Celtic Minstrel:

Nobody should make a BoE scenario of Exile III. It would probably illegal, for a start. However, a duplicate of the tarrain and any non-plot-related stuff would be a useful resource.
I tried to make E3 into a BoE scenario once, but gave up.

I also tried duplicating the terrain in Upper Exile and the Honeycomb, but couldn't get the duplicate to match the original.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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A Question in General
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quote:
Originally written by Journey On:

—Alorael, who sometimes considers responding to text messages with snail mail.
That's the spirit! It's probably cheaper in the long run, too.
quote:
Originally written by Nicothodes:

But now I don't have a cell phone so it's no longer a problem.
Got rid of my cellphone too. It was eating my wallet.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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The Survival Thread. in General
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30 years old now, lucky to still be in one piece; here's the proof:

I gouged a trench in my left index finger with one of my father's woodcarving tools; I was six then, and still have the scar 26 years later. Ten years ago now, somehow I bounced the same finger off my father's belt sander, somehow severing my fingernail and breaking the bone underneath. Earlier that same year (February 14, 1998, to be exact), I was working at a fast-food place near my house; I slipped while carrying a 5-gallon pot of hot chili, resulting in a second-degree burn on my left shoulder, and another one dangerously close to my left eye (yes, I still have my vision).

In July 1994, I completed a mile swim at a Boy Scout camp. One of my knees gave out around the 3/4 mile marker. Being young and slightly arrogant about my physical condition, I decided to walk off the injury; to this day, I'm still walking it off, and occasionally limp.

And this is just a small sample. Maybe I should change my PDN to "The Masochist"? ;)

[ Thursday, March 20, 2008 14:09: Message edited by: The Mystic ]

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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The 2008 Elections in General
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Apparently I mistook this for an opinion poll. Since nobody wants my opinion, cynical though it may be, I shall bow out before somebody get hurt or banned.

(puts on coat, grabs hat, exits thread)

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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Arthur C. Clarke in General
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I've read all 4 of his "odyssey" books, and enjoyed them. Actually, I think I might've read the first three in reverse order (oops!).

quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

Never read the book or seen the film, but my father (whose name is Dave) had an error warning set for his PowerMac saying "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that." However, in repetition, it caused the computer to freeze.
As HAL 9000 put it: It can only be attributable to human error.

I couldn't resist that quote.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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The 2008 Elections in General
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Actually, it's the political parties themselves that I despise, because no matter which one you support, nearly all its members are pathological liars.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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A Question in General
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I've never sent or received a single text message in my life. Nor can I even begin to interpret the ungodly pile of gibberish people use and laughingly call it communication.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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The 2008 Elections in General
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Clinton is running solely on the facts that her husband was President, and she wants him back in the White House.

Obama's campaign seems to be driven by support from Oprah Winfrey; and because she's a celebrity, the herd of sheep that follow her believe that what Oprah wants, Oprah should get.

McCain, who's in his seventies, is basically claiming he's a war hero. (Which war? Korea?) My guess is that he was drafted, and didn't fight willingly; either that, or he had a desk job, and won a medal for pushing pencils.

I say forget Democrats and Republicans! Vote Ralph Nader!

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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Feeling pompous? in General
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I saw the reference to "Pomp and Circumstance" almost immediately, not to mention the pun. I've heard it far too often at graduation ceremonies not to recognize it.
quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

Then a bunch of folks did what comes naturally when Thuryl puns it up.
Well, you know what they say: Have pun, will travel. :D :P

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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The Abominable Glitch in General
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I've had several games crash on me. One or two of them not only crashed themselves, but also froze up my operating system.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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Studies in General
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I have two Associate's degrees: one in general studies, the other in computer programming.

Also, I'm currently teaching myself the ins & outs of investing in the stock market.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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Speedrunning Geneforge in Geneforge Series
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I killed Goettsch and destroyed the Geneforge in a (with massive cheating) fast speed run. Took about 30 minutes.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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The Ultimate Faction Survey Poll in Geneforge Series
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Nioca - You forgot to add a "None of the above" option for those of us who play middle-of-the-road, or kill everything that moves, etc.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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How do I sell things? in The Avernum Trilogy
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quote:
Originally written by Randomizer:

Some merchants also buy at different prices.
They do? I never noticed.

For the record, I do know that Barter skill lets you get more money for your stuff when you sell it. Which is good, because I tend to spend money as soon as I get it.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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Is it old? in General
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quote:
Originally written by monolith94:

quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

I heard they made a movie of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band in the 70's starring the Bee Gees and Peter Frampton. The cast alone makes it sound weird.

Oh god, it's horrible. Never, ever watch it.

I haven't seen that one. But having seen perhaps more than my fair share of bad movies, I'll take your word for it.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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Quick Question in General
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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

I sometimes even say "good morning" when the morning just sucks.
I don't on such days; I just say "morning," or if someone says "good morning," my standard reply is, "Yeah, it's morning."

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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A1 : Graphical Glitches in towns/camps/forts in The Avernum Trilogy
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It happens.

I also found a graphics glitch in A1, albeit a minor one; in Fort Dranlon, some of the doors display the wrong graphic when you open them.

[ Thursday, March 06, 2008 06:49: Message edited by: The Mystic ]

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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Simulated Reality in General
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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

Dintiradan or ET unexpectedly gaining world domination
They'd have to take it from me, and I don't plan on giving it up; I won it years ago, fair and square!

(suddenly notices the map of my conquered world is really the board game Risk)

Oops. Never mind.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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Is it old? in General
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If you say so, Young Fred--or is it the Lord Mayor?

I've seen both Yellow Submarine and Magical Mystery Tour, and will agree that they're both fairly high on the scale of weirdness.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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