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Down to Earth OOC in General
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I will prolly post within the next 24hrs. I was mostly waiting for more information and/or something to build for...

I guess I'm not used to taking liberty with the construction of a world.
Posts: 13 | Registered: Thursday, May 10 2007 07:00
Down to Earth OOC in General
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Well, I don't know how this will turn out, and perhaps I'm slightly afraid of being outsmarted and whatnot (and perhaps just as much being included with those annoying characters who refuse to admit defeat XD), I can still give it a try.

My nick, Laudimir, is the name I used to use most often when I played D&D, but it would, perhaps, be silly to use that name in an RP.

Name: Alanor a'Tiriet (the first random-ish name that came to mind)

Rank/Occupation/Class?: Somalan Youth

Description: A young village youth of mixed parentage, Alanor in many ways looks very much like a human. The few exceptions are his eyes, which are almost a burnished bronze or gold color (and which have the usual [Aesinian] faint 'glow' in the dark, although they often seem to magnify and reflect light, rather than glow), and his slightly overlarge, pointed/ slightly upswept ears (slightly overlarge for a human, while slightly small for an Aesin. His ears are much less dramatically pointed, and one would probably have a difficult time even noticing the ears what with Alanor's longish hair). Alanor also lets his hair grow long, to about the length of his shoulders. It is of a pale blond color, often seeming to be nearly white. He tends to prefer to leave his hair unrestrained, leaving it to fall loosely and frame his face (and, generally cover the slight upswept pointedness of his ears, although this is just a feature of having long unrestrained hair). This generally accentuates his strikingly attractive face, despite the slightly eery eyes.

Alanor is known for having a strong moral compass and tending to stubbornly refuse to backdown when he believes he is right.

Background: Alanor (or Alan, as the villagers call him) is Somalan born and raised, although still young, at the age of 15. He has mostly grown up as an orphan-taken care of by the bulk of the village since his mother died. Although unbeknownst to Alanor, his mother was in fact a young Aesin woman who was raped by a (presumably human) soldier; his mother ended up dying from birth complications mostly unrelated to the rape.

He has thus far grown up being equally doted on by both human and Aesin somalans alike. In fact, he has never even questioned his own 'race,' and considers himself to only be Somalan. He has no clue what happened to either of his parents, and has only occasionally noticed the villagers brief looks of pity/sympathy, covered as quickly as it was briefly shown.

Thus far, Alanor has begun to take interest in the craft of smithing, particularly of the crafting blades, and has often been known to both help and pester the local smith. He has also shown an interest in the implementation of said blades, although could only be considered a rank-and-file novice. He also has some small experience in woodscraft, hunting and in the use of bows, particulary shortbows (he was but a child, of course). As a child, the local children would often play games of hide and seek in the woods, and learning how to track (and hide your tracks), as well as being at home in the woods, were major techniques in the game.

As it is now, Alanor has only JUST these past couple weeks begun to notice a tension in Somala. Further, Alanor has absolutely no political stances.

**I may go back and edit a bit, perhaps add something that deals with the plague that Frozenfeet mentioned. I keep noticing more things as I reread/scan back over the post.
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Down to Earth OOC in General
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Hmm, I wouldn't mind giving this RP a go. I assume that Ft. Amity is located at/near Somala? Are there any 'game' mechanics on this forum (which I would prefer; I'm a fan of D&D with a strongly regulated rule system).
Posts: 13 | Registered: Thursday, May 10 2007 07:00
What have you been reading lately? in General
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The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy was an awesome book/series.

I'm currently rereading (for the 8th or 9th time...) WoT (Wheel of Time) by Robert Jordan. I'm on the 3rd book right now. I currently have no access to a library, nor a book store that I can walk to (no car or other vehicle).
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G5 wishlist. in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Hmm, strangely (or perhaps not so), that sounds alot like KoToR. KoToR was a good game, though, but it wouldn't be quite original.
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Iffy in General
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Hmm, not that I know him or anything, but it seems likely he was trying to point it out to the spidweb team so they can perhaps try to do something about it...
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GF 4 Registration key in Tech Support
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Since it is the weekend now, I wouldn't expect a reply until some time monday. Prolly during business hours, I'd imagine.
Posts: 13 | Registered: Thursday, May 10 2007 07:00
Social Degradation and Religious Decay (Split from "Life on Europa") in General
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quote:

Leah was Jacob's first legally married wife after he worked for seven years and was tricked by his father-in-law Laban. Rachel was his second wife. As was the custom in that area and most of the world, Jacob also had children with Leah's and Rachel's servants. Sarai (Sarah) had Abraham have a child, Ishmael, with her servant Hagar because she was childless and they were both getting old.

You actually didn't look far enough into genesis to catch the reference about Rachel leasing Jacob to Leah.

Gen 30:14-15 (I was lazy, so I only looked up NIV since it was most readily available).

14 During wheat harvest, Reuben went out into the fields and found some mandrake plants, which he brought to his mother Leah. Rachel said to Leah, "Please give me some of your son's mandrakes."

15 But she said to her, "Wasn't it enough that you took away my husband? Will you take my son's mandrakes too?"
"Very well," Rachel said, "he can sleep with you tonight in return for your son's mandrakes."

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In fact, husbands are told that they do not ‘exercise authority over their own bodies’ because their wives do. (1 Cor 7:4) Apparently this concept was not foreign to pre-Christian women since Rachel hired out Jacob’s "services" to Leah. Also Sarai arranged a marriage between her maidservant and Abram. (Gen 16:2, 3; 30:16)

As to Stillness' quote, I think you are taking that terribly out of context. The purpose of Paul stating that was to give a justification for NOT sleeping with multiple partners (although, I suppose it could be argued that it was against sleeping with UNMARRIED partners xD).
Posts: 13 | Registered: Thursday, May 10 2007 07:00
Social Degradation and Religious Decay (Split from "Life on Europa") in General
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It seems to me that the biggest problem with the whole gender equality thing (here) is that some of us say that God says one thing, while you say that what God has to say doesn't matter.

Stillness is looking at scripture and trying to give you a rational answer based on that, but it [probably] will never be good enough.

I'd say that the reason for man to be chosen as the "head" of the house would perhaps be found way back in Genesis 3:16-

"To the woman He said, I will greatly multiply your grief and your suffering in pregnancy and the pangs of childbearing; with spasms of distress you will bring forth children. Yet your desire and craving will be for your husband, and he will rule over you." (that was the Amplified version)

the NLT translates it this way-

Then he said to the woman,

“I will sharpen the pain of your pregnancy,
and in pain you will give birth.
And you will desire to control your husband,
but he will rule over you.”

So, perhaps its part of the curse. Of course, if the Bible is just fictitious, it means nothing.

You might ask, "If God knows everything, then why did He choose to allow this to happen, or curse woman in this way." Well, it seems we're back to the drawing board, and going in circles. So, we'll just stick with that XD

I've heard it argued that man was created first, thus is given headship. I think thats silly. God knew what He was doing, and created woman so man would cherish her; there was a reason for it being done in that way (assuming it happened literally, I suppose).

If I had to make a decision, I'd say that the headship comes down to being completely arbitrary (atleast, insofar as our understanding allows), and only matters in circumstances where compromise shouldn't be made, or can't be reached.

I'd say, without sin and corruption, there would be no need for any specific headship; but, because mankind is not perfect, someone needs to submit (Although, I think for most circumstances, leadership can be handled a bit more deftly, atleast with love, and compromises SHOULD be made. So, most conclusions are reached jointly).
Just because a man is the "head of the family" doesn't mean that everything he says is correct or right (Stillness' example of Abraham and Sarah). Relationships are ruled by love.

As to the leading of congregations; I honestly don't have a good answer. I don't think I even agree with the basic setup of the 'church,' and believe that we should gather together for exhortation, sharing, and worship. Not to hear a sermon.

Also, I generally agree with Stillness' point about defining Christianity. Just because I claim to be Christian does not mean that I am. I can do and say whatever I want, but that doesn't mean its true. I might look and say that I am Mexican (I say this because I have/had friends that have made jokes about me looking Mexican), but I am not. I'm sure it could be proven that I am not [mexican, that is].

Likewise with Christians. If they do not act as a Christian should, then something is wrong. I suppose, rather than coming off as being a legalistic jerk, I'll just say to not jump to conclusions about what a person claims if everything points toward the opposite. I will allow for some amount of ignorance and imperfection, but if a person claims Christianity, but also claims that Christ was not of God, had no "supernatural" aspects, was not 'the son of God,' etc...well, I suppose we could probably conclude he is likely not a Christian. Perhaps a Gnostic, if you'd like; they can even be the same thing in your mind, but I don't care as long as you label him that (perhaps labeling isn't good, but if you are gonna label people, label to the best of your abilities, I suppose).

Gah, this just appears to be getting worse and worse, with me jumping around more and more xD

Excuse my terrible post, since its almost 9am for me, and I haven't slept. I don't really plan on sleeping at all today, though :-/
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Moral dilemmas in Avernum 4
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While I could be wrong, I believe the topic was not even dead for 1/2 a month...
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Video Game Addiction in General
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quote:

Do you mean to tell me you've never been drunk as a teenager? Or haven't you been through that decade yet? I've never even known of anyone who went through college without drinking heavily at some point. Humor me: are you the first?

I'm 23, and I've never had more alcohol than what was perhaps in any cough syrup I've taken. I suppose I'm the first and Kel is the 2nd, then? :P
Posts: 13 | Registered: Thursday, May 10 2007 07:00
When you die... in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Ding!

That has happened to me more times than I could ever hope to remember.

Perhaps if the buttons were on opposite sides of the KB :P
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Happy Birthday Alorael in General
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I'll join the Birthday Bandwagon; Happy Birthday, my Skribbane-addicted friend.

Up to this point, I've only lurked xD So, perhaps that makes my birthday wishes more meaningful; or perhaps, considerably less since I'm literally unknown.

Regardless, Happy Birthday!
Posts: 13 | Registered: Thursday, May 10 2007 07:00