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  Images thread XX
Posted by: Norgarth - Yesterday, 01:07 AM - Forum: General Chatter - Replies (9)

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  Army Of Tigers - A power song if ever I've heard one...
Posted by: David Lewis - 01-21-2022, 03:56 PM - Forum: The Game Everyone Loves To Play - No Replies

Army Of Tigers - Jonathan Young - 4:01

There is one enemy that no one has the courage to destroy
She sends us cataclysmic cancer from her castle in the void
She blinds our children, burns our skin
Dries our crops and rivers thinned
You already know her name
Yeah, I'm talking bout the sun
Against her no one's ever won
But I've got a plan so we can win, yeah

I command an army of tigers
Fight on land and sea and sky
Quench the final fire
Extinguish heaven's light
I command an army of tigers
Defeat the sun tonight
Since our creation we have suffered this disease that you call day
But with my mighty feline army I will find a better way
If we work hard and persevere
There is nothing we should fear
It's our faith that makes us strong
Nothing that we can't achieve
If we only just believe
What could possibly go wrong
I command an army of tigers
Fight on land and sea and sky
Quench the final fire
Extinguish heaven's light
I command an army of tigers
Defeat the sun tonight
I command an army of tigers
Fight on land and sea and sky
I command an army of tigers
Fight on land and sea and sky
Quench the final fire
Extinguish heaven's light
I command an army of tigers
Defeat the sun tonight

Power - Summons multiple tigers under Doug's control that follow his commands, but by default they are obsessed with killing the sun until given other orders. The tigers can fly and breath underwater.

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  Who wants NFTs?
Posted by: robkelk - 01-18-2022, 08:52 AM - Forum: General Chatter - Replies (13)

Apparently, Ubisoft's and Square-Enix's customers don't.

Quote:Unfortunately, this is just the beginning of the metaverse/blockchain/NFT news we'll be hearing all throughout 2022. Buckle up, folks, because it's going to get worse.

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  I made a transcript of an interview with Toshimichi Suzuki, BGC's creator.
Posted by: STMPD - 01-17-2022, 12:49 PM - Forum: Drunkard's Walk II: Robot's Rules of Order - No Replies

Or to be more precise, I did the back half of it from a scan by some guy who posted it to the usenet forum about BGC over a decade ago.


It's really interesting, especially when Suzuki waxes cynical about the future economics of OVA's in the mid-90's (by the end of the decade the format was dead, but Suzuki seemed to think the slump he was in would be undone. Poor bastard). Certainly there are parts where he's talking out of his ass about planning for Crisis, but those are interesting too.

Seriously, read this!

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  Complainng about the weather, 2022 edition
Posted by: robkelk - 01-17-2022, 12:29 PM - Forum: General Chatter - Replies (3)

It's snowing here. Not unusual for Ottawa in winter, but we're looking at 1-2 feet of snow today. The record for snowfall on January 17 in Ottawa has already been broken, and it's still snowing. Environment Canada has declared a blizzard.

Highways are closed. COVID vaccination centres are closed. They cancelled the weekly gardening phone-in that hasn't been cancelled in years. People are being told to stay home.

And I just looked out the window, and can't tell where the snowplow went by a couple of hours ago.

Good thing I have shelf-stable food for a few days.

EDIT: Apparently, it's just as bad in Toronto and Montreal.

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  Happy Birthday, Ireland
Posted by: Dartz - 01-16-2022, 03:42 PM - Forum: General Chatter - Replies (2)

Little known fact of history.

Today makes the 100th anniversary of the final handover of power and control of Ireland from the United Kingdom, to the then new Irish Free State. Ireland is - at least in its current state - a hundred years old today.

It would be another 37 years and a minor Emergency before the Republic was declared but, for the first time in centuries, Ireland governed itself.

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  [IC/OOC][Story] Newsies
Posted by: Black Aeronaut - 01-16-2022, 02:26 AM - Forum: There's Nothing Better - Replies (3)

So, I've brought it up before, but it's an idea that just won't leave me the hell alone.  So here we are now.

The basic gist here is that Benjamin has, of course, been catching some flak over his family.  Namely that he's married to a whole bunch of women.  So he makes the decision to get cleanly and clearly out in front of it.

Now, this is an idea that's been evolving in my head for some time, so there's already been some changes to what I had in mind before.

For one thing, all of his wives will be present for the interview.  And secondly, it will be more like a press conference...  except that it will be a very long with with several rounds of round-robbin.  There'll be a short break between each round with refreshments, and even a photoshoot.  The children will be present, though Vivio will only be present for the last round of questions.

Here's my tentative list of Newsies that Benjamin would invite:

Shouko Asami (Angelic Layer)
April O’Niel (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Aya Shimeimaru (Touhou Project)
Tin Tin (The Adventures of Tin Tin)
Lisa Vannette (Bubblegum Crisis)
Clark Kent (Superman/DC Comics)
Stephen Colbert (The Colbert Report)
Kermit The Frog (Muppets)
Vic Sage aka The Question (Justice League Unlimited/DC Comics)
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Ford Prefect (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy)
Lisa Lavender (RWBY)
Karen Page (Daredevil/Marvel Comics)

Any other suggestions are welcome.

Ground rules for the press conference:

  1. No questions about the sex life, please.
  2. Everyone in the press pool is to be treated like adults, and thus all valid questions will be answered.  However, we will reserve the right that some details be kept off the record for personal reasons.
  3. Candid photography outside of the photo shoot is allowed, but with two stipulations:
    • No flash photography - there will be infants present and we will do our best to ensure ideal lighting conditions.
    • If someone needs to breast feed, then please ask permission before snapping photos.  We're all pretty liberal, but some of us are somewhat less so than others.

Now, here's where I could use some help.  In order to make this feel more genuine, I'd love it if folks could submit questions for the press pool to ask Benjamin and his family.  The only thing I'd avoid is questions regarding the legalities, except to confirm what others have been told by their legal experts.

Someone already helped me out with a few introductory questions.  Keep in mind, this is pretty rough.  The answers presented are mainly to open the door for other questions.

  1. How do you maintain such a large group?
    • We have regularly scheduled family council meetings so we can coordinate and discuss important matters that have an effect on the family, either as a part or a whole.  We strongly believe in Ohana - the Hawaiian word for family.  Those who've seen Lilo and Stitch know that this means that nobody gets left behind or forgotten.  This is absolute and no exceptions are to be made, ever.
  2. How much money do you really spend on them?
    • That information should have been in the press packets that were passed out, but I can understand if you haven't gone over the fine details already.  Suffice to say, yes, the sum really is as substantial as you think it is.  More, even, when you consider the cost of raising this many children.  Granted, a good deal of the costs are defrayed by avoiding typically traditional things such as childcare and medical fees.  This is actually one of the big advantages: there's always someone available and willing to take care of the children, and we have our own medical professionals in the family.  And then there's the old saw about everything being cheaper by the dozen...
  3. Is it really worth the headaches?
    • We could never have gotten this far if it wasn't.  Once we had the big fight in the beginning, everyone realized that if we didn't pull together, then someone was going to be unhappy and in a very bad way.  In a ways, it was a good thing that fight happened, because once it did, everyone had gotten enough negativity worked out of their system so they could think straight.  And the consensus was that no one wanted to inflict that heartache on each other.  It wasn't easy at first, but once everyone else began to open their hearts to each other, they found that I wasn't the only common factor between them all.  Which is why they're not all just wedded to me - some of them are wedded to each other as well.
  4. What's your secret man?
    • Honestly, it was more luck than anything else.  Though at the time, we all thought it was bad luck because of how everything had been turning out at that point.  Especially considering the events of the Emotion Restorer-kun Incident.  But once everything finally began to settle down, we all realized how amazing it was for us to even be in this situation in the first place, and how much of a good thing we could be wasting if any of us simply walked away.
  5. Are they doing this willingly?
    • That's honestly a pretty silly question when you stop and think about it.  But I'll answer it anyhow since some folks out there may not understand without it being explained to them.  Simply put, yes, every here is doing this willingly.  And if you need any further evidence, there is the fact that Belldandy herself presided over our marriage ceremonies.  If she sensed anything at all was false or coerced, then she would never even let it get that far.  Furthermore, there's the simple fact of the matter that each of us has the ability to kill any one other with a seemingly off-hand gesture.  With that kind of balance of power present in all members of our Tribe, do you really think anyone is being coerced?
  6. OK but what are you really doing?
    • I'm just doing what I can.  I love them all more than you can possibly imagine, and I didn't want to see anyone with a broken heart.  I know some people think better that than to be shackled in a situation like this.  But to them, let me beg the question: Is it better?  To settle for something less?  You may say that something better will come along.  But will that actually happen?  This entire universe we live in now is an example of transfictionality at work.  People you thought to never have existed are here now.  They are living, breathing beings with thoughts, emotions, desires, and needs.  And with that in mind, the reverse is true.  There is another version of me out there somewhere.  And he never got this chance.  He never even had the opportunity.  He had to settle for less, over and over and over again until there was nothing left for him.  And that right there is my big secret.  The knowledge that if I do not fight for this, then I will become him - a man with everything taken from him.  Not even the means to take revenge against a world that has left him with nothing.

So that's at least something to build off of.  Any other ideas/questions to be asked?

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  Amazon's "report a problem with this listing" button
Posted by: classicdrogn - 01-09-2022, 01:13 PM - Forum: General Chatter - No Replies

Is it just me, or has this feature vanished? It could just be me getting banned from it as a "problem user" since I actually make a point of reporting listings with fraudulent titles or images that don't match the product, which is probably bad for business since it means someone at least has to look at it, and possibly upset the sellers by pulling the item when it's actually bad. Like when it was a ... ahem ... personal massage wand ... listed under toys & games and sporting ad copy that it was a "great gift for kids!" Confused

More commonly things like "War For Cybertron Masterpiece Movie Version Optimus Megatron Car Jet KO Robot" for a knockoff Combiner Wars Grimlock, making the only correct parts of the title "KO" and "Robot" since he turns into a tyrannosaur, or today  when I found some yutz trying to shill the Earthrise/Kingdom Arcee, still available around MSRP $20 since she's quite the shelf warmer, as MP-51 Masterpiece Arcee for over ten times that.

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  [OOC][META][INFO][FUN] DON'T LET THEM SEE THAT!!! (or, Best Vices Ever!)
Posted by: Black Aeronaut - 01-09-2022, 12:36 PM - Forum: There's Nothing Better - Replies (4)

Oh, this is gonna be fun.

Take things you see in every day life.

And pair them up with the characters you KNOW are gonna be the most susceptible to them.

This is a good exercise because this can provide us with great little tidbits for character development.  You know, the things that will make a character jump right out of the screen and turn them into people.

I'll kick it off.

Nanoha Takamachi.


I mean, yeah, sure, this should be obvious.  A Nanoha riding a high driven by massive consumption of energy drinks is easily a nightmare scenario for everyone involved.  And it's fortunate that most energy drinks aren't exactly palatable for little children.



.... I regret to inform you that Monster Energy fixed that.

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Yes.  That's right.  Papillon.  As in "Butterfly".


Monster Energy Wrote:There’s this theory that something as small and inconsequential as the flapping of a butterfly’s wings can be the trigger that results in a hurricane.
Monster Papillon, named for the humble butterfly, has a light subtle flavor with hints of peach and nectarine.
You could say it’s delicate and not too overpowering, but get ready to experience your own “Butterfly Effect” as Papillon has a full load of the legendary Monster Energy blend.
Flavor Profile: Peach and Nectarine

I just finished one of these because I was curious...

.... God help me, IT TASTES LIKE THE COLOR PINK!!!  (Though not in a bad way, I must say.)

It is EXACTLY the kind of flavor Nanoha can slam-down harder than a seasoned barfly with a pint of beer.

Rest assured, this is gonna make it into the story somehow.  And dear god, it is going to be a GLORIOUS train wreck!

So.  What do the rest of you got?  Big Grin

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  Three covers worth listening to
Posted by: robkelk - 01-09-2022, 11:02 AM - Forum: General Chatter - No Replies

Joni Mitchell's Blue at 50: Three Canadian musicians share covers from the iconic album

Links to the covers of "A Case of You", "River", and "All I Want" are buried in three places in the article.

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