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Heloooooooo, Hyppo.
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Hey everyone.. (Ninti here)
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Goood Byyyyyyyyyye!

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What's with the "deleted"s?

Hiy'all, anyway. :lol:



(Did Hyppo decide to leave and delete all her posts?)
Nevermind...found the answer. Oh well. :(
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Well I don't know the answer dammit! lol, smells like internet drama.

Never mind, found it. That's the reason I don't hang out over there.. too much no, no, no. :)
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What's with the "deleted"s?

Hiy'all, anyway. :lol:



(Did Hyppo decide to leave and delete all her posts?)
Nevermind...found the answer. Oh well. :(
I hope she will come back some day, once she realizes that I didnt ever say the things that were running through her head, or even think them.
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Well...I liked that she shut down Byron's new smartass thread, but I'd hate to see the other one get shut down before Byron responds. (If he responds.)

This new BS line about us not wanting to discuss things...who does he expect to fool with that, really?

Sheesh. :roll:
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SandChigger wrote:Well...I liked that she shut down Byron's new smartass thread, but I'd hate to see the other one get shut down before Byron responds. (If he responds.)

This new BS line about us not wanting to discuss things...who does he expect to fool with that, really?

Sheesh. :roll:
Id like to see his response too. I'm guessing its gonna be pretty conspiracy sounding too.
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Yeah, pisses me off. I think Crys and I have been more than willing to discuss, he just doesn't want to face up to the reality that he is dead wrong! :wink:
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I almost guarantee you we'll never see a response in Mr. Teg's thread on Arrakeen. This won't be the first time Byron's tucked tail when confronted with actually answering a question.
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I guess we will know for sure the next time he posts in the "BEER" thread. :wink:
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Would I be correct in my assumption that Byron has not posted on Arrakeen since the meow-meow thread?


(By the way, who is AnnopsyKaphop? His/Her WWW link is a bit of a bother; tried to download software onto my computer. Was an exe file, so it wouldn't have done anything on a Mac...but that's generally fairly shitty behavior.)
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SandChigger wrote:Would I be correct in my assumption that Byron has not posted on Arrakeen since the meow-meow thread?


(By the way, who is AnnopsyKaphop? His/Her WWW link is a bit of a bother; tried to download software onto my computer. Was an exe file, so it wouldn't have done anything on a Mac...but that's generally fairly shitty behavior.)
Dirty fucking spammer. I have to nuke them all the god damn time. Say toodeeloo to this one.
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Omph.. this is phpbb2 right? I know there are mods to block spambots.

Check this one out http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... 5&t=465600

Read through the thread, there may be new updates.
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Thanks Mandy! Ill go through that stuff this weekend for sure!
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Sorry, I forgot that the names of people who have tried to register show up in the Members list whether they've been approved yet or not.

I haven't run an installation of this boardware in the open for a long time, so I forget exactly how it works, but as admin don't you get some sort of notification that there are registrations pending? Or do you stay out of the admin control area and let Ragabash handle that stuff? ;)

(Ragabash is your bro, right? I seem to remember that from somewhere....)
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Hello... :)
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Hellooooooooooooooo, Mr. Teg!
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Hey Liege!
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Helloooooooooo, L-K!
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Hello everyone.
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Hellooooooooooooooooo, CL!
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Liege-Killer wrote:HELLO!
Howdy! :D

I don't think I know you, but everybody else seems to...???

DN BBS refugee? Or from somewhere else?


(And hey, Chaniluv. Are you holidayed out yet? ;) )
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SandChigger wrote:DN BBS refugee? Or from somewhere else
Worm's. I think he was a member at DoD too, right?
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Teg, L-K, and ChaniLuv, Oh, My! Howdy Ho everybody!!!
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Hello everyone!! :)
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Godgirl wrote:Hello everyone!! :)
Hi Alia!
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Hi Godgirl, nice to meet you.
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Hellooooooooooo, Alia/Godgirl. Is that the hottie that played Alia in the Lynch movie? Hubba Hubba!
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Omphalos wrote:Is that the hottie that played Alia in the Lynch movie? Hubba Hubba!
Alicia Witt, yeah.
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Yeah... since I noticed no one was using real pics, I decided to go the full monty on the whole avatar thing.

I always had a fondness for the actress that played that little freak (and in a weird coincidence, she has the same initials as me--ARW), so I though using her all grown up would be fun...

Anyone want to explain their pics?
(Chig, I keep meaning to ask--what's up with the red laser-sight? Are you part borg, or just about to attack the death star??)
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Godgirl wrote:Anyone want to explain their pics?
KJA & BH have been nicknamed Pinky & The Brian because of their plan to take over the Duniverse.

Thus, Pinky and the Brain.
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I don't know Liege-Killer or Godgirl/Alia, but hello to the both of you.

I obviously don't have an avatar at the moment, so nothing to explain. I usually use something random that happens to be appealing for whatever reason. But I haven't found anything that fits those criteria, so I remain avatar-less.
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Godgirl wrote:Anyone want to explain their pics?
Mine is the French cover of God Emperor of Dune. Can you see the sandtrout being cast off around the edges? Some detail got cut out when Chig shrunk the pic for me.
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Godgirl wrote:(Chig, I keep meaning to ask--what's up with the red laser-sight? Are you part borg, or just about to attack the death star??)
Id like to know what is up with that joint in SC's avatar's mouth.
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Oh--the joint is obvious. And he'd better pass that shit over if he knows whats good for him.

Fantastic pic.
and what about the story of your respective usernames??

(mine actually has nothing to do with dune, but everyone thought it did--and liked it--so I kept it!)
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Username is a bit different. The Omphalos was part of the Oracle at Delphi. It was a pit in the ground and was referred to as the navel of the world, because it resembled a belly button. Since it had philosophical significance the word "omphalos" which in ancient Greek only meant belly button came to signify the center of the world, just as the navel is the center of the body. Eventually it came to mean the center of anything, but I liked it and took it as a name because politically I am a centrist.

Its also the name of a cool ship in Phillip K. Dick's book The Unteleported Man.
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Geez, step away from the keyboard for a few hours and I miss all the fun.

Is that Alia from MySpace? Hey, Lady!

Avatar pix and user names, huh?

I made the "TechnoBug" one on some website I've since misplaced the URL for. Since the one I first started using is an image I grabbed from the Web, it's use is really a copyright violation, so I wanted something that was uniquely mine in case anyone ever calls me on the first one.

As for the user name, went I first visited the old, lousy-boardware BBS they had over on Dune Novels, I was kinda put off by all the people who were using names from the books. (I hope that doesn't offend anyone. [quickly checks Memberlist link]) I kinda already knew I was gonna be a gadfly, but that's not very evocative of Dune, so the first thing that came to mind was "sand chigger". I looked around and found that a guy name of Bryce had already used it, but it looked at the time like most of his accounts had been inactive for a while, so I swiped it. (Turns out he had just been occupied with other things and eventually "returned"; sent me a funny "I'M SANDCHIGGER, DAMMIT!" email on Myspace. :) )

Sorry to waffle on so long.

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When I first saw your username I thought it was a racial slur against desert dwelling people of mixed Arab-Asian decent.
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When I saw his user name I immediately thought of sand fleas. :)

My name is Mandy, I am a member of so many boards I just thought it would be nice to use my RL nickname. Most everyone here knows me as Ninti, from WSFH.

I put my avatar together at http://www.tektek.org/dream/dream.php for a story that is being written about the members of the Flat Earth Society. I thought the alien antennae and the baby seal house shoes were cute so I am using it at several different places. I'll probably get sick of it soon and find something else.
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Freakzilla wrote:When I first saw your username I thought it was a racial slur against desert dwelling people of mixed Arab-Asian decent.
No, I use a different slur for them. Involves headwear.

Mandy...those are shoes? Thank goodness!

I thought you were committing a crime against nature, involving your feet and their...well, never mind. :shock:
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SandChigger wrote:Geez, step away from the keyboard for a few hours and I miss all the fun.

Is that Alia from MySpace? Hey, Lady!

Avatar pix and user names, huh?

I made the "TechnoBug" one on some website I've since misplaced the URL for. Since the one I first started using is an image I grabbed from the Web, it's use is really a copyright violation, so I wanted something that was uniquely mine in case anyone ever calls me on the first one.

As for the user name, went I first visited the old, lousy-boardware BBS they had over on Dune Novels, I was kinda put off by all the people who were using names from the books. (I hope that doesn't offend anyone. [quickly checks Memberlist link]) I kinda already knew I was gonna be a gadfly, but that's not very evocative of Dune, so the first thing that came to mind was "sand chigger". I looked around and found that a guy name of Bryce had already used it, but it looked at the time like most of his accounts had been inactive for a while, so I swiped it. (Turns out he had just been occupied with other things and eventually "returned"; sent me a funny "I'M SANDCHIGGER, DAMMIT!" email on Myspace. :) )

Sorry to waffle on so long.

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But, since I was on myspace for OTHER reasons (Chig: "What other reasons could there possibly be??"), I wasn't going to change my handle just to post (hence my "no it really is my name and I'm not just a poser, really" warnings).

But, of course, now that ya'll know I'm me (except only Chig and Op would have cared) I gotta find some new, clever, sensational tagline for my ole signiture field here. Damn... and me fresh out of brain cells.
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Wanna try one of these here spice cigs? ;)
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I don't know where mine came from, I was going to call myself Hayt on Dunenovels but someone beat me to it. Then I just typed chanilover for some reason, I don't know why. Someone on Dunenovels thought it was a reference to Muad'Dib which I thought was quite clever so I just pretended it was so people would be amazed at how smart and original I was.
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chanilover wrote:I don't know where mine came from, I was going to call myself Hayt on Dunenovels but someone beat me to it. Then I just typed chanilover for some reason, I don't know why. Someone on Dunenovels thought it was a reference to Muad'Dib which I thought was quite clever so I just pretended it was so people would be amazed at how smart and original I was.
Well you fooled me. That's why I thought you picked it.
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Godgirl wrote:and what about the story of your respective usernames??
My secret is that I'm actually kind of a philosophy geek.

When I'm not doing physics, computer science, chemistry, literature, (or something else), that is.
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SandChigger wrote:Wanna try one of these here spice cigs? ;)
puff puff give, baby.

;)
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Godgirl wrote:
SandChigger wrote:Wanna try one of these here spice cigs? ;)
puff puff give, baby.

;)
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Godgirl wrote:Yeah... since I noticed no one was using real pics, I decided to go the full monty on the whole avatar thing.

I always had a fondness for the actress that played that little freak (and in a weird coincidence, she has the same initials as me--ARW), so I though using her all grown up would be fun...
I did not know that Alicia Witt has a regular role as a detective on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. I rarely watch that show, but I might give it a whirl now. Does anyone know if she is the partner of the weird guy or the old guy?
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That trouble maker Omph sent me an invite :) So here I am. Hello again everyone.
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Helloooooooooo! I'm already thinking of ways to bastardize your handle. Perhaps 'Gamez Playa?' Naw! That's not short enough.
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HATE YOU! :)
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Hehehe, well I could take the first letters of your nick and your name to start calling you OG :) Hahahaha! :lol:

cue White and Nerdy :)
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OG? Cue up I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka!

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Hahahaha, I really have to see that flick :)
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So, Player, how game are you?

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Anyway, glad to see you again!

Does this mean I can make Vulcan jokes about the old name now?! :D
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Hehehe. Sometimes an internet handle is just an internet handle :)

It's good to be here. Regarding TPOG, you can address me as GamePlayer since it's my fremen name :) :lol:
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Im getting ready to read all of the Culture novels, probably in February when I dig down to them.
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Better hurry because a new Banks novel is coming out in 2008. It's a Culture novel as well and it's titled Matter. Though, knowing Banks, you've probably got a good long while before it comes out this new year :)
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I had heard that. That will be, IIRC, the tenth book if you count the anthology he put out where the Culture comes to Earth in the 1970's.
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Hiya GamePlayer, it's good to see you here. I've read a lot of your posts at DN.. so I kinda feel like I already know you.
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Ompf
Matter will be the eighth Culture book, since State of the Art is a single book (despite being a collection of short stories). But you can count it either way. I still need to finish Inversions and Look To Winward. My problem is I keep reading Player of Games, Consider Phlebas and Use of Weapons over and over again :)

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Hi there, Rob! You should be all set to go now. If not, when I get home tonight Ill just click on the system genereated e-mail to approve you, but I think youre all set to go now.

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Woohoooo I got the whisky so who's ready to get frisky :twisted:

I know most of you's already and am still here despite that :wink: For the rest I'm Rob known for not wearing pants and being surrounded by numerous nubile nymph's.

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Robspierre wrote:Woohoooo I got the whisky so who's ready to get frisky :twisted:

I know most of you's already and am still here despite that :wink: For the rest I'm Rob known for not wearing pants and being surrounded by numerous nubile nymph's.

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As you wish:

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though i think you just like looking at the girls :wink:

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That and the booze.
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That actress in your avatar (totally beautiful, but I forget her name) is in a movie soon with the guy who played Leto in Children of Dune. I suppose it would be foolish to point out that one is on your list, as they all seem to be on your list these days, no?
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Keira Knightley in ATONEMENT based on the book by Ian McEwan which I thoroughly enjoyed. Sadly it is in limited release around 300 screens at the moment so it looks like those of us out in the boonies will have to wait for dvd to see it.

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Well, it doesnt look like my cup of tea, so Im sure I will see it only when my wife gets it on DVD, but they keep ranting about how good it is, so maybe it will come to more screens soon?
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The distributor is playing up the Oscar buzz. The film had already made back all of its budget overseas before opening in the US so there isn't much of a push to maximize gross. Its also very British in its dealings with class and class relations something Americans have difficulty with grasping I've found, we as a country seem to turn everything class related into sex or gender.


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Robspierre wrote:The distributor is playing up the Oscar buzz. The film had already made back all of its budget overseas before opening in the US so there isn't much of a push to maximize gross. Its also very British in its dealings with class and class relations something Americans have difficulty with grasping I've found, we as a country seem to turn everything class related into sex or gender.


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Greetings Robspierre (still love that name). I actually want to see Atonement (and his name is James McAvoy Ompf and he rocks, so remember it!). However, I went to see "Juno" instead, which was fantastic and one of the best of the year. Now, "There Will Be Blood" is next on my list.
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Hi Rob, nice to meet you. :)
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GamePlayer wrote:Greetings Robspierre (still love that name). I actually want to see Atonement (and his name is James McAvoy Ompf and he rocks, so remember it!). However, I went to see "Juno" instead, which was fantastic and one of the best of the year. Now, "There Will Be Blood" is next on my list.
I liked him in Children, but I have this silly image of him roaring like a lion in the last scene, and that still cracks me up.
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He's a really good actor and might be on the verge of main stream stardom. He has his own film this year, a big blockbuster action flick. I'm hoping it won't suck because I'm an action film junkie, but good on McAvoy for landing the bucks. He deserves it more than most (yes Cruise, that was a dig against you).
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I would agree that he is destined for greater things. Plus, CL says that he has a big wiener, so he's go that going for him.
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Hi Mandy!! 8)


GP, You'll love There Will Be Blood, a mate in New York got to see an advance screening with a Q and A with PTA And Daniel Day-Lewis afterword and he loved the film.He knows how picky I am as well and we talk film a lot (his grandfather was William Redfield) and he said the movie hits all the right notes.

If you haven't see No Country for Old Men. Excellent movie with an ending that really screws with Hollywood formula.

Also Macavoy was in Last King of Scotland and held his own against Forrest Whitaker. He's a fine actor who has a promising career yet to come.

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Gah! I can't know that!

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I've got mixed feelings about Paul Thomas Anderson's films. However, I think There Will Be Blood looks great and I'll take any chance I can get to see Daniel Day Lewis act. The script itself sounds unapologetically brutal and many have made comparisons to Taxi Driver for the immorality of it's main character. It sounds like just the kind of film I like. Must see it.

I've heard nothing but great things about No Country For Old Men as well. I also like Miller's Crossing and Fargo, great Cohen films. I'll check it out.
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The portrayal of a man who's single minded pursuit for oil fueled by his greed is very powerful.

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Cohen Bros films are great. I though Miller's Crossing dragged though. But my favorite scene in that movie was when the mook was driven up to the boarding house and he was telling his driver to use cold water on a razor blade for a closer shave. Two minutes later he was a dead man. I thought that was a pretty brilliant way of showing how mundane death can be.
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Omphalos wrote:I would agree that he is destined for greater things. Plus, CL says that he has a big wiener, so he's go that going for him.
He really reminds me of this Scottish guy I dated, who was equally hot and a great shag. He was an arrogant prick and really mouthy, but that's the sort of guy I tend to go for. I used to love it when he wore his kilt.
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GamePlayer wrote:I went to see "Juno" instead, which was fantastic and one of the best of the year.
Agreed!
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I really like Jason Reitman's directing. He's a solid talent that I'm going to watch for again and again. I've absolutely loved both of his last two films, Juno and Thank You For Smoking. The characters and dialog are just top notch and the stories are both very interesting dramatically.
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I dont think Ive ever seen anything by him. Is he Ivan Reitman's son?
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He is indeed. He's done a string of funny short films, but Thank You For Smoking and Juno are his first features. So I'm not surprised you may not have seen his stuff, since he's relatively new on the scene. I'd definitely encourage you to watch both those films. They are quality productions.
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I remember Thank You For Not Smoking got a lot of press because of your favorite scientologist, GamePlayer.
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I actually didn't know she converted. Regardless, I never thought highly of her to begin with, so no big loss. After all, she married the evil emperor :)
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GamePlayer wrote:I actually didn't know she converted. Regardless, I never thought highly of her to begin with, so no big loss. After all, she married the evil emperor :)
I was actually referring to the Evil Emperor. I recall the rumor that he threw his weight around and got her nude scene pulled.
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Oh, my mistake. I don't know if that rumor is true, but it wouldn't surprise me. Cruise has definitely gone off the deep end and his religious moral presumption strikes me as true to form.
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I'm BAAA-AAAA-CCCCCKKKKK! :twisted:
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Welcome! I told you I would never delete your account. By the way, we dont have too many rules around here. So if you get in over your head, be sure to ask for help! :lol:

Really, I have to ask. Why are you here? Common sense would tell me that this is the last place you would wish to come, given recent events. Are you here to make trouble? Or perhaps to apologize and make peace?
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Peace offering, I suppose... I would appreciate not being flamed or complained at for admin decisions I make at Arrakeen.

I post my troublemaking snarks at SandChigger's.

But if you allow anti-KJA/BH snarks here, I've got lots to share. Some of it I don't post at Arrakeen because I can predict Byron's reaction: a spitting mad PM, screaming at me about insulting his family, etc.

Such a shame you can't install custom smileys here... :P

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It's Kev working on his latest international best-seller, Blahblah of Dune!
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LOL @ Eru :) :lol:

As for Hyppo, read the dedicated thread and leave it at that. I want to enjoy my time here, specifically the good 'n proper wasting of it :)
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Long time lurker, 2nd time poster. Hi everyone, I can't begin our journey across the wilderness and not see it all the way through. Looks like this is the new place to be.
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Hi Nekhrun. Havent seen much of you. I figured that the school year is keeping you really busy.
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Welcome Nekhrun. I 'member ya from da old 'hood :)
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Woot! The old gang s coming back. Let the snarkyness begin!

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Omphalos wrote:Hi Nekhrun. Havent seen much of you. I figured that the school year is keeping you really busy.
While that it true, I've made it a point to keep myself up to date on all of the drama. Man, you guys can get pissy. I love it.
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Damn, nice place here Omph! I stoped in a while ago when it was new(lost the link) and now it looks pretty busy. Good to see most people are already here! :) Sorry I'm late to the show., but Hi everyone!
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Thanks Omph. I'm also bringing the Slurpee with me! Hey, you knew it'd come back at some point, right! :D
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Hey, Crys!

I see the "wardrobe malfunction" got fixed. ;)
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Greetings Crysknife. It's funny to see everyone back. It's like DN "take two" here. :)
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Ho, Nekhrun, Crysknife!
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Hey Crys, long time no see.

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Robspierre wrote:As you wish:

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GamePlayer wrote:Greetings Crysknife. It's funny to see everyone back. It's like DN "take two" here. :)
Only w/o Byron! Or Sloey. Though I do miss that little fuck sometimes.
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I don't; sloeman was an idot.

I do miss Byron, but he's just too close to the business to run an unfettered forum. But like I've always said, official websites are junk and always have been. It doesn't matter if it's Dune, Star Wars, or Martha-fucking-Stewart, official websites are extensions of the business and will ALWAYS have an agenda that conflicts with the needs of fans to express their own opinions.

The real, worthwhile action has always been at the fan sites.
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It is a take off of TIME ENOUGH FOR LOVE, though there were other shots from that shoot that you will nae ever see :twisted:

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Hi, everyone :) I'm Ragabash, Omphalos' little brother. I maintain and host this and his other web sites. He's forcing me at gunpoint to contribute to the site, so Hi. :D

I'm not much of a Dune fan, although I've read the first novel. I'm more into other SF authors, like Iain Banks and Lovecraft. But, I hope to contribute to the site anyway.

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Hellooooooooo, my brotha! Welcome to the Thunderdome. Two men in. One man out.

Oh, sorry, I momentarily went to Alice Springs there for a moment!
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Ragabash wrote:I'm more into other SF authors, like Iain Banks
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Thank you, and you're welcome :D

I just read today that a new Banks SF novel is coming out next month, and it's going to be a Culture novel. Very excited!
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Hey, Ragabash!

So...spill the dirt. What was it like growing up with Omph as an older brother? :D
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SandChigger wrote:Hey, Ragabash!

So...spill the dirt. What was it like growing up with Omph as an older brother? :D
My treat Pancake Circus if you spill the beans! :)
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Ragabash wrote:Thank you, and you're welcome :D

I just read today that a new Banks SF novel is coming out next month, and it's going to be a Culture novel. Very excited!
Oh, I'm on it. I just hope it comes out sooner this year rather than later :)
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SandChigger wrote:Hey, Ragabash!

So...spill the dirt. What was it like growing up with Omph as an older brother? :D
My treat Pancake Circus if you spill the beans! :)
Oh, yea. Bro was asking about other Sactown residents. I think we have a visitor or former resident here, as he seems to know all. Or at least where to get good sushi and crappy coffee. :P
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Hi Ragabash, nice to finally meet you.
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Omphalos wrote:
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SandChigger wrote:Hey, Ragabash!

So...spill the dirt. What was it like growing up with Omph as an older brother? :D
My treat Pancake Circus if you spill the beans! :)
Oh, yea. Bro was asking about other Sactown residents. I think we have a visitor or former resident here, as he seems to know all. Or at least where to get good sushi and crappy coffee. :P
Crappy coffee? :evil:
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Oh, Dur, now you've done it, gone and mentioned coffee! :shock:
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Omphalos wrote:
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SandChigger wrote:Hey, Ragabash!

So...spill the dirt. What was it like growing up with Omph as an older brother? :D
My treat Pancake Circus if you spill the beans! :)
Oh, yea. Bro was asking about other Sactown residents. I think we have a visitor or former resident here, as he seems to know all. Or at least where to get good sushi and crappy coffee. :P
Crappy coffee? :evil:
Pancake Circus. I live 2 blocks from there. Everything there is sticky, including the coffee.
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You REALLY should see Teg put away the coffee.

It's...awe-inspiring. :shock:
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Hi and welcome. So Omphalos's mini-me has turned up.
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Omphalos wrote:
Mr. Teg wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
Mr. Teg wrote:
SandChigger wrote:Hey, Ragabash!

So...spill the dirt. What was it like growing up with Omph as an older brother? :D
My treat Pancake Circus if you spill the beans! :)
Oh, yea. Bro was asking about other Sactown residents. I think we have a visitor or former resident here, as he seems to know all. Or at least where to get good sushi and crappy coffee. :P
Crappy coffee? :evil:
Pancake Circus. I live 2 blocks from there. Everything there is sticky, including the coffee.
Sticky? Um, I meant the restaurant downtown not the establishments across the county line. :wink:
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Mr. Teg wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
Mr. Teg wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
Mr. Teg wrote:
SandChigger wrote:Hey, Ragabash!

So...spill the dirt. What was it like growing up with Omph as an older brother? :D
My treat Pancake Circus if you spill the beans! :)
Oh, yea. Bro was asking about other Sactown residents. I think we have a visitor or former resident here, as he seems to know all. Or at least where to get good sushi and crappy coffee. :P
Crappy coffee? :evil:
Pancake Circus. I live 2 blocks from there. Everything there is sticky, including the coffee.
Sticky? Um, I meant the restaurant downtown not the establishments across the county line. :wink:
Well, you have been gone for a while. We keep our brothels well in town here in Sacto. :P

But I am talking of course about the restaurant on 21st and Broadway. The entire place has a thin layer of pancake syrup on every surface (and in the coffee). Good thing that stuff is not flammable! Ragabash and I both live very close to that place.
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I think we need a rule for quoting. After all, the thread is right here for all to read. No need to repost a dozen+ replies except the last post to which you are replying :) :wink:
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GamePlayer wrote:I think we need a rule for quoting. After all, the thread is right here for all to read. No need to repost a dozen+ replies except the last post to which you are replying :) :wink:
I'm just doing it in hopes it'll grow into something silly, like in the old days. :D
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GamePlayer wrote:I think we need a rule for quoting. After all, the thread is right here for all to read. No need to repost a dozen+ replies except the last post to which you are replying :) :wink:
I'm not much of one for rules, GamePlayer. That is something Hyppo would try to do. Besides, if I implement a rule like that, what is going to happen when its broken? I ban someone? I don't think so. And I don't feel like doing a Hyppo-like response, with all caps, big letters all in red. Just not my style.
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GamePlayer wrote:I think we need a rule for quoting. After all, the thread is right here for all to read. No need to repost a dozen+ replies except the last post to which you are replying :) :wink:
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Omphalos wrote:But I am talking of course about the restaurant on 21st and Broadway. The entire place has a thin layer of pancake syrup on every surface (and in the coffee). Good thing that stuff is not flammable! Ragabash and I both live very close to that place.
So, where do you go for coffee?
Starbucks? LaBou? Freeport Bakery?
I'm still mourning Cafe Melange... :cry:
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SandChigger wrote:
GamePlayer wrote:I think we need a rule for quoting. After all, the thread is right here for all to read. No need to repost a dozen+ replies except the last post to which you are replying :) :wink:
I'm just doing it in hopes it'll grow into something silly, like in the old days. :D
I was always secretly disappointed in all of you for not following through with our games of shrinky. :evil:
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Nekhrun wrote:
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GamePlayer wrote:I think we need a rule for quoting. After all, the thread is right here for all to read. No need to repost a dozen+ replies except the last post to which you are replying :) :wink:
I'm just doing it in hopes it'll grow into something silly, like in the old days. :D
I was always secretly disappointed in all of you for not following through with our games of shrinky. :evil:
I think there should be a rule against people suggesting or mentioning THE RULES.
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I think we should make it into a drinking game.

Anyone who mentions RULES henceforth should have to drink something.

:shock:

I'll drink to that! :D
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Mr. Teg wrote:
Omphalos wrote:But I am talking of course about the restaurant on 21st and Broadway. The entire place has a thin layer of pancake syrup on every surface (and in the coffee). Good thing that stuff is not flammable! Ragabash and I both live very close to that place.
So, where do you go for coffee?
Starbucks? LaBou? Freeport Bakery?
I'm still mourning Cafe Melange... :cry:
I'm not picky. I am going to Starbucks today, but the automat machine in my building is just fine with me. All I need is the chemical. It doesn't necessarily need to be delivered to me in a $6 vehicle. :wink:
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I think you could probably support a methamphetmine habbit for cheaper than going to Starbucks.

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SandChigger wrote:I think we should make it into a drinking game.

Anyone who mentions RULES henceforth should have to drink something.

:shock:

I'll drink to that! :D
Rules are for chumps.

*drinks*

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Freakzilla wrote:I think you could probably support a methamphetmine habbit for cheaper than going to Starbucks.

:P
I did the math one day. For a 25 year old person, if you take the amount of money that one typically spends on Starbucks every day, and subtracted the amount that it costs to make coffee at home, with cream and sugar, then invested the difference at 8%, by the time you retire you would have an additional $158,000 in your retirement account. Ive seen others do the math and come up with $500K before too.
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You all can keep your coffee, I'll stick to my tea thank you very much.

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Robspierre wrote:You all can keep your coffee, I'll stick to my tea thank you very much.

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Robspierre wrote:You all can keep your coffee, I'll stick to my tea thank you very much.

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Actually, I drink coffee and tea sometimes, but my thing is Coke. Im addicted.
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I just can't stand the taste of coffee at all. Irish Breakfast in th morning with Jasmine white in the afternoon and red tea in the evening.

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Industrial-strength Mandheling in the morning. (Bint & I both like something stiff to get us going...ahem! :oops: ) I get my beans from a place called Mame Koubou (The Bean Factory) in downtown Iwaki, run by a guy named Aoyama ("Blue Mountain"...how great a name for a coffee seller is that?! :D ).

I take along a Starbucks carcup-full on the road with me down to the office. During the day, I get hot lemon tea or green tea in cans out of the vending machine in the Humanities Bldg lobby. (I used to make coffee or tea, but with the shared office sitch, it's just too much of a pain. Can't wait to get back into an office of my own...come March or April.)

In the evening, it's either soft drinks or tea. :D

(Off-topic: The office sitch is one of the main reasons Teg and I haven't been doing more podcasts. The rennovations also mean that there aren't any free classrooms for us to hijack, either. But stay tuned! ;) )
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Omphalos wrote:I'm not much of one for rules, GamePlayer. That is something Hyppo would try to do. Besides, if I implement a rule like that, what is going to happen when its broken? I ban someone? I don't think so. And I don't feel like doing a Hyppo-like response, with all caps, big letters all in red. Just not my style.
Bit melodramatic don't you think? It's no slippery slope and news flash, not everyone in authority is an undisciplined, power hungry, attention seeking cat person. I'm sure you'd do fine. Believe it or not, I'm on older message boards that have had more fun than DN, Arrakeen and AU (so far) all combined and they have such rules. Digressing, it was just a suggestion and nothing more.
chanilover wrote:I think there should be a rule against people suggesting or mentioning THE RULES.
Yeah, and a rule against the knee-jerk too. Methinks some thicker skins mayhap be thy destiny, mighty warrior. :P :wink:
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Omphalos wrote:I'm not much of one for rules, GamePlayer. That is something Hyppo would try to do. Besides, if I implement a rule like that, what is going to happen when its broken? I ban someone? I don't think so. And I don't feel like doing a Hyppo-like response, with all caps, big letters all in red. Just not my style.
Bit melodramatic don't you think? It's no slippery slope and news flash, not everyone in authority is an undisciplined, power hungry, attention seeking cat person. I'm sure you'd do fine. Believe it or not, I'm on older message boards that have had more fun than DN, Arrakeen and AU (so far) all combined and they have such rules. Digressing, it was just a suggestion and nothing more.
OK. That's how I took it. And no, I don't personally think my response was melodramatic, but pardon me if I still have her on my mind. I was just trying to answer you completely, that's all.
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And I was just taking the piss.

I think any moderating should be done here in red bold text, just so everyone knows you mean business and it's no laughing matter.

I like capuccino and latte, but I usually drink tea in work as the coffee tastes like piss.
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Omphalos wrote:Actually, I drink coffee and tea sometimes, but my thing is Coke. Im addicted.
That's nothin'. I'm drinking coffee and chasing it with coke.

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Fair enough all.

But it can't be coffee, unless there's lots of chocolate milk and a ton of sugar :)

"He was full of pep. Must've had his grande latte enema."

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I'm really pissed off at Starbucks Japan. They've got three shops in Kohriyama, inland from here, but can't be fooked to open one here in Iwaki.

Down in Mito, there are two or three, but they're all WAY off my route coming or going. (Getting down to the one by the station is a nightmare. I really don't get it, after we did them the favor of clearing all the urban sprawl during the war, what do they do but rebuild with the same crazy castle-town roads. Argh!)

But Teg put me on to one in Hitachi-Naka yesterday, that I could swing by on my way home. Maybe I'll check it out tomorrow (today). :)
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Starbucks is the anti-christ.

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Robspierre wrote:Starbucks is the anti-christ.

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"The Devil's Americano?" :)

Al Pacino As Satan: "Kevin? KEVIN? Remember what we talked about...coffee? Take a big whiff!"

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(Groan)


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"Oh, come on! That was damn funny."

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I usually drink coffee, but lately I've been feeling a bit under the weather, so I've been drinking a tea concoction I came up with at work. It's a mixture of Green and Peppermint teas with a splash of Irish Cream Syrup and Half&Half. Tonight, though, I wish I had some real Irish Cream :wink: I'm closing tonight and going straight from work to volunteer at the local Rocky Horror Picture Show. I'll be lucky if I get home by 3 A.M. Maybe if it's slow tonight we'll get a couple of beers at the local convenience store to make work more bearable :lol:
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Eru wrote:I've been drinking a tea concoction I came up with at work. It's a mixture of Green and Peppermint teas with a splash of Irish Cream Syrup and Half&Half.
:shock:

Ah, to have once again the gastric fortitude of youth. :(
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No kidding. Though I did have a bowl of chili for lunch today that is pretty much granting me the solace I so desire.
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Mmmm...chili. :D

There's something I haven't had in a while. Will have to check the cabinets to see if there are any beans. Mmmmmm.
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Robspierre wrote:Starbucks is the anti-christ.
:twisted:

Well, in all fairness, Starbucks is great in Japan, but I pretty much stayed away from SB back in the states, unfortunately all the great local cafes have pretty much closed down.

Tully's and Seattle's Best are here as well.

Starbucks pretty much owns all the train stations, and Tully's is very strong in the business districts leaving Seattle's Best to scramble for the crumbs. I think Seattle's Best is the best, but Tully's marketing approach has all but knocked out Seattle's Best.
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Well, tell 'em Iwaki is wide open for SOMEBODY to move in. :cry:

All we got is Dotoru.

Which as everybody over here knows is named after the sound their coffee makes as they pour it.

Do-do-do-ttooooru. (Sorta like pouring mud?) :D
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Welcome to the board, The Phantom. Getting that guy approved was a bitch and a half. (I thought he was a spammer for a long time. :oops: )
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The name looks familiar for some reason. Is/Was he on the other boards?

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DN. Occasional poster, from what I can see.
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Hi The Phantom, whoever you are.
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(Btw, where's the 'Ru gotten to? Haven't seen him around for a few days.)
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I guess he's been busy. He poked his nose in a few days ago after a few days away from everywhere, and has been AWOL since.
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Wow! :shock:

Three more from the DN/Arrakeen Scattering have returned to us today!
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Hello everyone, tweety here. :)

Not sure how often I'll be posting around here, but for now I just wanted to say hi. Been watching and reading of your 'battles' so to speak (involved a LOT of lurking!), and I am cheering for you all and your victories. Keep fighting the good fight!
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Hello Sparafucile.
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Hi Sparafucile! I saw some tracks you left over at Chronicles a long time ago. Great to see you again.
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Hi Sparafucile, nice to meet you.
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Welcome, Monster 7of9!

I believe this is the person who is putting together the Dune conference in Miami in April, so if anyone has any questions, please start a thread and hopefully Monster7of9 can fill us in.
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Omphalos wrote:Welcome, Monster 7of9!

I believe this is the person who is putting together the Dune conference in Miami in April, so if anyone has any questions, please start a thread and hopefully Monster7of9 can fill us in.
Aschlan, wasachlan!

I'm looking forward to the conference!
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BTW, and sorry for being rude, hello and welcome to tanzeelat and Serkanner, as well! Good to see you guys again!
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Already said howdy to "Tweety" on the 'Keen thread and sent Tanz a PM. Howdy again, Serkanner and a howdy-doody to Monster7of9! (Do you have an interesting hairdo?)

(As I've explained to Phaedrus, it's nearly 3:00 AM here and I'm wasting time here instead of adding some code to my student website for my first class this morning...Argh!)
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Hello everybody. Managed to find you all again :P Thanks for letting me in Omphalos
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Serkanner wrote:Hello everybody. Managed to find you all again :P Thanks for letting me in Omphalos
No problem. BTW, loved the comment about the Dutch translations of the new books that Chig referenced in a post recently. Something about them taking so long to be published there because the translators were laughing too hard as they read them in English! Classic!
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Hi everyone. I don't really post anything on DN or Arrakeen but will try here. Everyone on here seems to know alot about Dune and I think I can learn more about it from you all.
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Welcome, Anthony19! I see that you stumped our good Freakzilla for a post or two on Dune Trivia a while back. There are some of us here who have never accomplished that.
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I don't have any recollection of that ever happening!

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Welcome everyone!! Good to see some old faces back!
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Thanks for the warm welcome and I think stumping Freakzilla was just luck. 8)
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Freakzilla wrote:I don't have any recollection of that ever happening!

:wink:

Never let it be said that I don't help the forgetful. :wink:
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Omphalos wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:I don't have any recollection of that ever happening!

:wink:

Never let it be said that I don't help the forgetful. :wink:
Hey, I got it on my second guess!
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Freakzilla wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:I don't have any recollection of that ever happening!

:wink:

Never let it be said that I don't help the forgetful. :wink:
Hey, I got it on my second guess!
And, chiming in with the "Its good enough for government work..." response.....

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I know everything!

(I just can't remember it all at once :cry: )
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Aww Freak, you're still the King of Dune. :P

Hello new people, nice to meet ya.
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Welcome all you new peoples :)
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Hi everyone, I know some of you guys. :D
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Hey Tanzeelat, welcome, good to see you here!!! What ya been up to?
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Real Life, I guess :-)

Didn't like Arrakeen - aie! the goggles they no work... So I stopped dropping by.
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I run into you occasionally at Chronicles. I just hang there occasionally, though.
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Welcome, inhuien!
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sffchronicles isn't bad. Bit too much "which is the best spaceship in Star Wars" and "which Ajah would you be in WoT", but there are some good people there.
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tanzeelat wrote:sffchronicles isn't bad. Bit too much "which is the best spaceship in Star Wars" and "which Ajah would you be in WoT", but there are some good people there.
That sounds about right, but with more emphasis on WoT than ST.
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Well it may(did) take me a while to get here, but good things come to those who blah yadda blah

Helllooo to everyone, I'm catchin' up on the old posts right now, so hope to see you round the old campfire for a blether later.
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Hi Inhuien, welcome aboard! This place is starting to attract quite a few people now.
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Omphalos, your avatar is scary.
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Nah. INHULEN's is scary. :shock:
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Phaedrus wrote:Omphalos, your avatar is scary.
I loved Hal in the movie. But maybe it is tad large. I will shrink him a bit when I get home tonight.
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Omphalos wrote:
Phaedrus wrote:Omphalos, your avatar is scary.
I loved Hal in the movie. But maybe it is tad large. I will shrink him a bit when I get home tonight.
Dude, everything looks bigger on the screen :wink:

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It would look better with a black background.
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GamePlayer wrote:It would look better with a black background.
I have a black one too. Ill try it later. I also have one with the red light turned off, for when Im on vacation. :wink:
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A man who plans ahead :)
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Lovin' it. :D
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OK, Wow. Ten new members in the last few days. I would thank Hymaintenance for the gift, if I weren't so busy laughing at her. But really, thanks to Chig for putting up the announcement directing members from the latest Scattering to End All Scatterings on his blog, as well as anyone else who has spread the word of this place.

I'm beginning to think I should have called this forum Carthag, or the Pyon Villages, so I could collect those who flee from the fallen Atreides capitol.
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My pleasure.

I see Boom-Boom Skibum is here now, too.

Hey, guys! :D
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SandChigger wrote:Nah. INHULEN's is scary. :shock:
I think we can all agree that chanilover's is the scariest, though.
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Welcome, Skibum & Star Dust. You guys should be approved and ready to go!
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this is actually arnoldo.....

or is it...... :shock:
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(*I* get it. :D )
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Howdy howdy!

Got wind from a nameless member I know from other board(s). Another I know and a few screenies I recognize. Now just as soon as I figure out all the acronyms I may be able to weigh in on something.

I'm a scifi/fantasy geek who thinks that Dune is probably the greatest book ever written (although GEoD is my favorite of the cannon), that I embarrass myself that I even know who Kevin J Anderson is, that Battlestar Galactica is greater than sliced bread, and that Kate and Juliette need to get it on. BUT THAT'S JUST ME!

Oh, and cursing is allowed here, which is bitchin' (how 70's was that?!)
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Welcome. It's nice to see a new face. These other guys have been pissy lately. 8)
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We have not, you fucking stupid sonofabitch! :wink:

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Welcome aboard, Star Dust!
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Star Dust wrote:Howdy howdy!

Got wind from a nameless member I know from other board(s).
I get the same from beans and beer. BUT THAT'S JUST ME! :D

But seriously...how did someone register on any board without a user name? :shock:

Just kidding! Anyone who uses Bill the Cat (Ack! Plththth!) as their avatar has to be OK! Howdy!
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Hey up people!

I've posted a couple of times on DN and a fair few other places over the years as DuneFishUK. But a link from a SandChigger's blog (semi-regular lurker :D) lead me here... and I'm intrigued...
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Greetings new person.

*slaps Himachil with a sandtrout*

You have been initiated :)
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Heeeelloooooooooo!
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Hey Dunefish!

I remember you :wink:
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Himachil wrote:Hey up people!

I've posted a couple of times on DN and a fair few other places over the years as DuneFishUK. But a link from a SandChigger's blog (semi-regular lurker :D) lead me here... and I'm intrigued...
Hello.

I remember seeing that user name. :)

And was wondering who some of those UK accesses were. ;)
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Speaking of site accesses, I just saw one which leads me to believe it's safe to assume Chanilover and family made it to their destination safely. ;)
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Must be lagged though. That's a rough flight. But I guess he went East?
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Welcome, SimonH. You should be good to go now.
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Howdy, SimonH.

Happier to see you than I would be the other Simon on DN...although he can draw. :D
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Welcome, Loremaster. Sorry, I was out of town for the last two days!
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With one post just saying "hi" and this second post in which IO rather only post curse words I am "happy" to announce to I have invested too much time and too much money in getting my computer working again. A short-circuit in my power supply fried my motherboard, processor, graphics card and hard drive :S

Ah well ... Frank had it right all the time: JIHAD!!!!
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Welcome to the Sietch, queotic. Very glad to have you here!
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Hey, queotic! :D
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SandChigger wrote:The name looks familiar for some reason. Is/Was he on the other boards?

(Hi, The Phantom!)

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Hello again! :)
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Well, well, look who has wandered back to our sands. Hellooooooooo, GS! Long time no see!
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Omphalos wrote:Welcome, SimonH. You should be good to go now.
how rude am i? didn't see this till today. Belated hi all!

not finding much time to post, but am enjoying the drama across the dune boards as usual. though the dune bb seems pretty boring at the moment eh?
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SimonH wrote:
Omphalos wrote:Welcome, SimonH. You should be good to go now.
how rude am i? didn't see this till today. Belated hi all!

not finding much time to post, but am enjoying the drama across the dune boards as usual. though the dune bb seems pretty boring at the moment eh?
I think its gonna be a loooooooong time before that ever changes.
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Omphalos wrote:Well, well, look who has wandered back to our sands. Hellooooooooo, GS! Long time no see!
Hola Omph, and to all. Sorry I didn't get here sooner. It took awhile for my ghola to grow back. :P
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It's about bleeding time! :twisted:


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Goya Solidar wrote:
Omphalos wrote:Well, well, look who has wandered back to our sands. Hellooooooooo, GS! Long time no see!
Hola Omph, and to all. Sorry I didn't get here sooner. It took awhile for my ghola to grow back. :P
Yeah! Glad you made it here!!! :D
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Omphalos wrote:Welcome, 13athroom!
well, FANK you very much.

quite proper of you to welcome a bloke who 'adnt musterd the balls to say 'ello 'imself.

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Greetings, Worm! Very, very glad to have you drop by and register. I certainly don't run anywhere near as tight a ship as you do, but I hope you will have fun and come by some!
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Now that's freaky :shock: . You welcoming me before I made my first post.

Quick send me the powerball lottery numbers. :wink:

Had to stop by and say howdy to the fine folks here. It's the very least I can do considering the amount of input you put in at Haven.

If I can help you with anything regarding templates or graphics.. whatever, don't hesitate to ask.
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My brother hosts this place and Jacurutu. He's setting us up with db access today or tomorrow, so I will get to work on a skin then. Can't wait!
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Hello everyone.

As I think said over at Jacurutu, I'm a long time lurker and enjoy your converstaions. I thought I was well versed in sci-fi before I start lurking here. Wow, I got some reading to do. I hope I can keep up.

If you can't tell by the name, I'm a big Star Wars fan. My wife calls it an obsession but I disagree (her problem anyway, she married me :D) I realize it is not nearly as deep or complicated as Dune is, but it's still my passion and I make no apologies for it.

Anyway, nice to meet you all and I look forward to talking with you.
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Heya again! :)
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Hey gang!

Some of you may know me from Jacurutu or DNBBS...for those of you who don't, I enjoy whiskey, cars, writers having hicking accidents, BBQ, Pink Floyd, laughing at Arnoldo, movies, BSG,etc...

See ya! :P
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Hicking accidents?

Would that be like, Kevin going off the road in Kentucky and getting molested by a clan of inbred hillbilly hicks...who mistook him for Stephen King? :shock:

:lol:

(Sorry, Rakis, couldn't resist! :P )
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Hehehe...Let's get KJA together with the gang from Deliverance...We'll see if they also find him "awesome"... :twisted:
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SQUEAL like a piggay for me, little lady man! :twisted:
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Omphalos wrote:Yew gotta mighty purdy dictaphone!
OMG.. that cracked me up for some reason. :D
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Mandy wrote:
Omphalos wrote:Yew gotta mighty purdy dictaphone!
OMG.. that cracked me up for some reason. :D
Yeah... she likes dictaphones. I knew it! :wink:
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subakh ul kuhar

I am here in service of the Bedwine Ichwan,
the Brotherhood of all Fremen on Arrakis

and I hope this is an oasis and not the drumsands that many other dune forums seem often to be.

I recognise a few of you here from lurking around other sites.
Needless to say I am big into Dune, the originals, not the blasphemies of Pinky and the Brain

who is Naib around here?
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Our Naib is He who Snipes from Behind the All-Seeing Eye of al-Hal 9800, Oomphal OMphalos, Lint of the Bellybutton of the World, whose name reverberates till the ends of the Universe! :D
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SandChigger wrote:Our Naib is He who Snipes from Behind the All-Seeing Eye of al-Hal 9800, Oomphal OMphalos, Lint of the Bellybutton of the World, whose name reverberates till the ends of the Universe! :D
And BEYOND>>>

Hi Kangamouse :)
Look, I'm not much good at big speeches, and I know I haven't always been an easy guy to get on with, and I know, that given the choice, I wouldn't have chosen you as friends, but I just want to say, that over the years, I have come to regard you as people I met.

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SandChigger wrote:Our Naib is He who Snipes from Behind the All-Seeing Eye of al-Hal 9800, Oomphal OMphalos, Lint of the Bellybutton of the World, whose name reverberates till the ends of the Universe! :D
You forgot to add "crapper of worlds," as can be seen elsewhere here. But thanks for the fanfare otherwise!
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(I thought that sounded too close to "Crapper of Whirls", one of Kevin's epithets. Didn't want to risk offending! :D )
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Whoa, look out, A Thing Of Eternity on board! :shock:


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It's nice that when one of us gets tired of that New Dune bullshit someone else steps up and rekindles my hatred of those fucking books. I owe him one.
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I'm glad he's here. He has an impressive knowledge of SF other than Dune.
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Hello Thing!
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Yeah, I like him. :)
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Now I feel all warm and fuzzy inside! I hadn't even said hello yet. :D
Seriously though, I'm just getting started on serious SF, what I don't know makes what I do know into virtually nothing. I just happen to enjoy the technical aspects more than some people so it makes it look like I know what I'm talking about. I'm actually speaking out my ass much of the time

It's really nice having people to talk to about SF though, I don't get much of that on the outside.
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Beats the hell out of talking to your cat, huh?
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I wish I had a cat to talk to.
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A Thing of Eternity wrote:Now I feel all warm and fuzzy inside! I hadn't even said hello yet. :D
Seriously though, I'm just getting started on serious SF, what I don't know makes what I do know into virtually nothing. I just happen to enjoy the technical aspects more than some people so it makes it look like I know what I'm talking about. I'm actually speaking out my ass much of the time

It's really nice having people to talk to about SF though, I don't get much of that on the outside.
Neither do I. My friend just laughs at me (though last week he did ask me for a pile of the review books that they send me, so there's hope!) You've come to the right place.
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A Thing of Eternity wrote:I'm actually speaking out my ass much of the time
You really should talk to Mastah B then. The BT now have a full line of sphincteral enhancements that will REALLY blow your mileage out the door! I don't know where I'd be without the turbo minijets they installed in two of my sphincters.

Why, they even helped me come first place in last month's Spring TriAsslon! :P
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How long have you been waiting for the proper setup to use that one?! :lol:
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Honestly?

It just popped into my head as I was posting. I'm kinda sad I never thought of it before.

But I'm sure that Hyppothalamic, were she able to post here, would tell us that someone used it in a book somewhere, somewhen before. ;)


(Btw, I didn't come up with either Sadworms or Grunters. Just a heads up, 'cause I'm sure she will correct you on it.)
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I read it in Doon.
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OH SHIT! I knew I should have reread that by now!

Damn...Doon is just...such a classic! Now, doan you go dissin' no Doon now, ya hear?

Oh, yeah, that reminds me: that first bloodin' of the sword on Grunman, that's REALLY significant...'cause in a warrior culture, that sort of thing is IMPORTANT.

Gah! :roll:
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A Thing of Eternity, a silly wee yello bouncin' man says howdy.
Look, I'm not much good at big speeches, and I know I haven't always been an easy guy to get on with, and I know, that given the choice, I wouldn't have chosen you as friends, but I just want to say, that over the years, I have come to regard you as people I met.

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Your Avatar brings me joy. :D
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Welcome Dune Nerd

Welcome Jovicevic
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Heya, Noid! :D

And Jovicevic!

(Interesting name. Looks Slavic...pronounced as if written "Yovichevich" in English orthography? :) )
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Hello Nerd and Jovicevic.
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SandChigger wrote:Heya, Noid! :D

And Jovicevic!

(Interesting name. Looks Slavic...pronounced as if written "Yovichevich" in English orthography? :) )
Location is Novi Sad. Id say you were on to something.
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Hi new peeps and hi orald.
Look, I'm not much good at big speeches, and I know I haven't always been an easy guy to get on with, and I know, that given the choice, I wouldn't have chosen you as friends, but I just want to say, that over the years, I have come to regard you as people I met.

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Hi orald.
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I'm half asleep...fucking job... :cry:
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There, as they say, went the neighborhood.
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orald wrote:I'm half asleep...fucking job... :cry:
Pumping wears you out? Pansy.
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SandChigger wrote:There, as they say, went the neighborhood.
My thoughts precisely, yet I couldn't think of a way to express it...
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Pumping wears you out? Pansy.
Yeah, no shit. Grow a pair sissy :P
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It's the standing and running around that wears me down.

But I guess sitting around in your air-conditioned office eating donuts and surfing for porn instead of doing your work does wear a man down as well. :roll:
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Post by SandChigger »

Who would that be in reference to?
"Chancho...sometimes when you are a man...you wear stretchy pants...in your room...alone."

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Post by Freakzilla »

orald wrote:It's the standing and running around that wears me down.

But I guess sitting around in your air-conditioned office eating donuts and surfing for porn instead of doing your work does wear a man down as well. :roll:
I only wish I could surf porn at work. :(
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orald wrote: