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Shan says:
(Sat Nov 1 04:12:41 2014 120.146.156.136) [Edit/Delete]
OMF

Wasn't meant to be a trick
question. Just noticed during my
rewatch that Angel goes *poof* a
fair number of times.



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Nov 1 03:59:24 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

I'm circling the subject. More later. *g*


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Nov 1 02:37:40 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Hereabouts as well. *g*

wolfguard Given any more
thoughts about characters you would
like to see?



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cmarlowe says:
(Sat Nov 1 01:15:10 2014 107.167.127.101) [Edit/Delete]
we bailed on the movie and are at popeyes



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Nov 1 00:42:18 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Hereabouts

WG



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Maverick says:
(Sat Nov 1 00:32:59 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper: Well, it rained and rained here and got quite soggy up until around 6:00 which is usually the start of the onslaught, but then it stopped on a dime and began to snow. I got quarters to pass out (2 per each) and I always tell them to pool their money and tomorrow they can buy a whole big bag of candy (at reduced prices.) I had a little girl who said she was a parrot but she was dressed like a pirate, and her sister, also a parrot, and their big brother, who was a duck hunter. If I play my cards right, I can put the rest of the quarters into good use (laundry.)


Christopher Marlow: Yes, he's quite the personable guy, having frequently been on the old Original Bronze. I remember once, we were talking about show visitors and someone said Ty King was a favorite visitor, and Chris Beck posted "Ty King Can Kiss My @ss" with each word in different colors (he had the color codes.) Quite funny at the time.


Maverick


Vertigo




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Nov 1 00:26:25 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
On my way to a halloween movie, back
in a couple hours!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Nov 1 00:12:38 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper I'm going to be
dressed as movie goer tonight. *g*

That sounds like such a great shirt!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Sat Nov 1 00:01:05 2014 108.4.147.40) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Halloween Bronzerites! Hope everybody is having a nice evening.

Just back from trick or treating with daughter. What a haul!

What's everybody dressed as? :-)

I found this cool t-shirt, it's black with two bright green skeletons on it. One of the skeletons has grabbed the other's spine. The caption reads, "I've Got Your Back!" Heh!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Oct 31 23:51:15 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Nobody around tonight?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Oct 31 22:52:24 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick I hope he gets nominated and wins!



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Maverick says:
(Fri Oct 31 21:36:59 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Oct 31 21:47:41 2014
Guess who wrote the Musical Score for the Disney animated movie "Frozen"? Not the songs but the score. Finally a really first class assignment. I hope he gets an Oscar nomination.--(Oops. That was last year and no nomination. Well, he's getting closer.) Spoiler Christophe Beck


Close Your Eyes




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Maverick says:
(Fri Oct 31 21:19:18 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]




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Trivia Girl says:
(Fri Oct 31 20:35:47 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Philosophy
Question: Who first said 'I Think, Therefore I am'?
Answer: Descartes

Trivia Thinkers: notsoShyGirl, OldManFan (ROFL!), valMichael



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OldManFan says:
(Fri Oct 31 20:15:30 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Shan - ah, but you said show trivia, not shows trivia. *g

OMF



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Shan says:
(Fri Oct 31 19:36:51 2014 120.146.156.136) [Edit/Delete]
I recall "Surprise", "The Wish" and
"Time Bomb" (where Illyria
demolishes most of Team Angel in a
quickfire 16 seconds).

Anyone think of any others?



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Oct 31 18:44:15 2014 98.192.33.109) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Oct 31 18:45:11 2014
Drive-By


Shan,

I can remember Angel being dusted only once on BtVS in Cordy's world of The Wish. (ETA stinkin' dreams don't count *G*)


Shan & valMichael,

Is the help in reference to the sports post? My "?" meant to show I wasn't sure of the distance unit for the 100 whatnot. I think of the 100 yard dash, but imagine the Olympics uses meters.


Icelord,

The radio show discussing The Legend of Sleepy Hollow used the original story as its core, but went on to both the movie and the show. Near the end the host asked the guests who they thought was the headless rider. One said the rider existed in Icabod's mind and the other said it was NAME (the guy who tormented (?) Icabod in the original story. Also, one of them was asked ~ how do you think Washington Irving would have reacted to the movie and series. She said he would have been ~~ delighted, having used other material for his own stories.



Thinking I might watch both Halloween and Fear, Itself tonight - through academic lens of couse. *g*



WG



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OldManFan says:
(Fri Oct 31 18:38:23 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Shan - once in Buffy's birthday dream and once in The Wish. If there are more, I can't think of them.

OMF



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Maverick says:
(Fri Oct 31 17:49:29 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Professor Irwin Corey.


Watched "Adaptation" last night, a movie ABOUT screenwriting. Very interesting, yet often it seemed like it was being made up on the spot and wandered all over the place. I was especially very confused when I saw the dedication for the movie in the end credits. Anyway, as I remember, this movie was nominated for and won all kinds of Awards (Nicholas Gage won the Oscar for best actor and Chris Cooper for best supporting actor.) But I think this movie JUST became available on DVD, showing up at my local library. See it if you are interested in screenwriting.


Maverick


Halloween




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Shan says:
(Fri Oct 31 16:53:01 2014 120.146.156.136) [Edit/Delete]
Show trivia question for everyone
out there, how many times on screen
is Angel dusted?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Oct 31 16:41:07 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Jack o Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday.

Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster carvings!


Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.

The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.

Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.

Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers #1.

Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first.

Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees.

The fear of Halloween is known as Samhainopobia.



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ShadowQuest says:
(Fri Oct 31 15:51:53 2014 74.44.175.9) [Edit/Delete]
Zoom through

Why do vampires have to feed so often?

To keep up their goulish figures!

Why didn't the skeleton go to the Halloween party?

He had no body to go with!

Why didn't Imhotep go?

His mummy wouldn't let him!

And with that, I'm outta here!

Zoom, zoom



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valMichael says:
(Fri Oct 31 15:23:14 2014 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Oct 31 15:24:37 2014
IceLord Thanks, I found them a whole page of symbols online like 👽 and 💀! There are symbols for most anything generic. :)
I use my computer much more than my iPad, so I need a computer based list. :)



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Icelord says:
(Fri Oct 31 15:17:09 2014 96.254.7.230) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael
Actually I found out quite by accident the
app is called Emoji you can find many
versions of it at the app store I have an
entire keyboard on my iPod I'm sure you
could find it and post from your iPad, i'm
just happy it was not against bronze posting
laws 😜
Okay off to find Halloween



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valMichael says:
(Fri Oct 31 14:54:53 2014 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Oct 31 15:16:51 2014
🎃 Happy Halloween! 👻

Happy Birthday: ajlover, beffaroo, Dutch Vamp, halfrek, Kat31, Lucie, The Invisible Girl, vampire in a basement, Vesper, and Zendor!

Yay neonate!

Trivia Girl
: René Descartes, not Ren Decartes ( He was not of French-Japanese ancestry :)

IceLord Where did you find the following HTML codes? I *need* to know!!!
The HTML code for 🎃 is #127875.
The HTML code for 👻 is #128123.

wolfguard 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters exactly (Def. of Inch). All English linear, area and volume measurements are based on this.
So 1 centimeter = 0.39370 inches to 4 & 5 decimal places, .393701 to 6 decimal places :)
1 ft. = 30.48 cm.
1 yd. = 91.44 cm.
1 m. = 39.37 inches = 3.2808 ft. = 1.0936 yds.



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OldManFan says:
(Fri Oct 31 14:47:00 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - Rene Descartes walks into a bar. The bartender asks "Can I get you a drink?" Rene replies "I think not." And *poof* disappears.

OMF



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Fri Oct 31 14:42:56 2014 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Oct 31 16:11:26 2014
Trivia Girl
Rene Descartes



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Trivia Girl says:
(Fri Oct 31 14:39:41 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Philosophy
Question: Who first said 'I Think, Therefore I am'?



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Icelord says:
(Fri Oct 31 13:23:56 2014 96.254.7.230) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Oct 31 13:28:56 2014
wolfguard
I just caught up with both Sleepy Hollow and Gotham, enjoying them both very much
although there is not to much humor (imho)
I enjoy dark humor. Supernatural is very
well done both funny and dark, as is Bones
kinda goes together, like drunk and
disorderly ;0)

lostinamerica
Indeed, must truly be awful

valMichael
When I was younger, I did singing
telegrams, my first job was a birthday party
where I showed up as an eight foot tall pink
birthday cake with a Richard Nixon mask...
I'd go with that, sticking with what I know
LOL 🎃 made a pumpkin! How cool is that!!?

Yay neonate!

Halloween Birthday Happies to
ajlover
beffaroo
DutchVamp
halfrek
Kat31
Lucie
The Invisible Girl
vampire in a basement
Vesper
Zendor
!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri Oct 31 13:18:32 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Friday, October 31st 2014 C.E.
Happy Halloween!!!

We have TEN (10) Birthdays!



ajlover
beffaroo
DutchVamp
halfrek
Kat31
Lucie
The Invisible Girl
vampire in a basement
Vesper
Zendor


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
ajlover, beffaroo, Dutch Vamp, halfrek, Kat31, Lucie, The Invisible Girl, vampire in a basement, Vesper, Zendor!



Mal: You know, you ain't quite right. River: It's the popular theory.'Objects In Space'

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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Icelord says:
(Fri Oct 31 13:18:11 2014 96.254.7.230)
<-- This message was deleted by its original poster. -->



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Oct 31 13:12:47 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
yay Neonate! Hope you have a

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!



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Icelord says:
(Fri Oct 31 12:47:35 2014 96.254.7.230) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Oct 31 13:30:23 2014
🎃Happy Halloween! 👻
Anybody notice it's Friday the thirteenth,
only backward?? kinda like spinning the records
backwards... Hello Lucifer?? is it true the
dark side has candy?? ;0)


Funny cause it's dark. Mawahahaha
Be excellent to each other, stay safe



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Shan says:
(Fri Oct 31 12:41:08 2014 120.146.156.136) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard

I think 3 feet = yard
and approximately 3 and 1/3 feet =
metre.



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lostinamerica says:
(Fri Oct 31 12:28:28 2014 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
Oh yeah, and

Happy Halloween!



This will be our first Halloween in
our new house (I think we missed
last year because our youngest
daughter had her emergency
appendectomy then). I bought three
bags of candy, hopefully that will
be enough!



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KAM says:
(Fri Oct 31 12:27:29 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY NEONATE

KAM
Ty King Fan



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lostinamerica says:
(Fri Oct 31 12:22:34 2014 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
Is it really so difficult
for this nurse, Kaci Hickox, to
be quarantined at home for three
weeks? This is not a civil
liberty but a public health
issue.


valMichael--Angela Merkel-
-I just love how she's been
portrayed on SNL ;)


Icelord--Poor Summer :(
She must be scared to death,
particularly since she's
expecting!


Beldin--LOL, ah, karma ;)


Yay! neonate! Where are
you?


Belated Yay! Carita!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Fri Oct 31 12:04:48 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for neonate!

yay neonate!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday Day!

Happy Halloween!!!




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Beldin says:
(Fri Oct 31 06:17:30 2014 72.26.0.146) [Edit/Delete]
'Night, wolfguard.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Oct 31 06:11:52 2014 98.192.33.109) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Carita!


Good Night Beldin

Good Night Christopher Marlowe

*g*


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Oct 31 04:36:47 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Home! The event was I at was alright, my friend found it very educational, though, which surprised me!



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Oct 31 03:56:58 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin,

LOL

There's a radio host who uses that song as his theme song. *g*


WG



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Beldin says:
(Fri Oct 31 03:25:33 2014 72.26.0.146) [Edit/Delete]
Oh yeah.

Here now.



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Beldin says:
(Fri Oct 31 03:13:50 2014 72.26.0.146) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard - And here I am, stuck in the middle with you.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Oct 31 03:10:52 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
"Golfers to the right, jokers to the left"1

"Politicians know which television shos you watch, and tailor their advertisements accordingly"

"...By 2016 advertising will be even more precise, reckons Mr Goldstein. The newest thing offered by cable and satellite TV companies is called 'addressable advertising'. This allows advertisers to buy the viewers they want rather than slots on particular programs. So whatever the target voter watches, a campaign advertisement will appear in the middle of that show, via the set-top box ... such targeting is thrilling: it means that money can be stretched further and potential swing voters really bombarded with ads. For outside groups, who mostly run attack ads, addressability is particularly helpful, because it allows several messages to be sent at once. For example, instead of running one ad, a campaign can air ads attacking Obamacare on one channel, gun control on another, and threats to Medicare on a third..."

From The Economist, October 25th-31st 2014, pp. 33-34

1 Acording to Echelon Insights, a political consultancy, 93% of the political ads on the Golf Channel are Republican while 86% of the politicals on Comedy Central are Democrat.


WG



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cmarlowe says:
(Fri Oct 31 02:07:50 2014 107.167.127.99) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Yes the thrill of human competition! As measure by a stopwatch!



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Oct 31 00:06:35 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

From the interview, I remember him talking about something that could be applied to (tires?) that might provide a very small increase in speed (?). Like you noted, at the professional or Olympic level even small advantages add up. The magic of competition. *g*

I'll think on the character question.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Oct 31 00:04:16 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
offline for most of the night!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Oct 30 23:55:53 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Oct 30 23:59:23 2014
wolfgaurd My idea is that quest story we've talked about. I'll probably
start off with picking the object (a local one) and then write the wacky set of characters pursing it. If I know the end game, I could work my way up to it with
as many side trips as possible.

ETA

Any characters you would like to see on the page?

Given that many races/sports hinge upon a fractions of a second, any edge could
make the different.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Oct 30 23:45:00 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Listened to an interview of Mark McClusky about his new book, Faster, Higher, Stronger on sport science. A few items I 'remember' ...

1. Most of the low fruit has been picked, future improvements will probably be on the margin.

2. Nevertheless, the question is when will limits be reached?

3. People may one day run the 100 yards (meters?) in six seconds, but they won't run (and/or look?) the way we do now.

4. Off that, everyone (every track athlete?) moves their legs around the same rate. Apparently it's not the rate of moving the legs, but the amount of force that can be applied to the ground with each step (which is actually elementary *g*).

5. Beet juice does have significant benefits (but I forgot why).

6. Ingesting baking soda has short-term benefits to the blood during exertion. However, you hav to ingest around a quarter cup and that's more difficult that it appears.

7. Proper sleep can improve performance 17% which is similar to the sort of improvements one receives from taking steroids.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Oct 30 22:39:10 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
hereabouts for at least and hour and half before my night out.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Oct 30 20:31:48 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydales Trivial Pursuit

Category: History
Question: What was the name of the first nuclear-powered submarine?
Answer: Nautilus

Trivia Captains: Shan, valMichael, OldManFan
Trivia Bosuns: Maverick



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Maverick says:
(Thu Oct 30 20:23:54 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: The S.S. Minnow


"America: Imagine the World Without Her" is now out on DVD. See it. It counters all the Howard Zinn America Self-Hating B.S. that the left loves to wallow in.


DaddyCatALSO: Oh, "Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte" and "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" have run together in my mind. Bette Davis and Joan Crawford past their prime. Although, YOU were suggesting a role to Warren somebody, and I just remember the John Glover standout performance in "Whatever Happened." That's the one with which to exhibit acting chops.


Maverick


Midnight Cowboy




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wolfguard says:
(Thu Oct 30 18:24:35 2014 98.192.33.109) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Oct 30 18:28:46 2014
Drive-By


valMichael,

Vladimir Putin (As John McCain said, when I look into his eyes, I see K-G-B *g*)



ETA ~The Leonardo hidden from Hitler (magick & heist story prompts here)



WG



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OldManFan says:
(Thu Oct 30 16:42:04 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael - based on build, I would have to go with... Hillary. *g

OMF



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Oct 30 16:36:39 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael

Richard Nixon or Jimmy Carter because I wouldn't feel bad wearing either.



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valMichael says:
(Thu Oct 30 15:54:33 2014 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Oct 30 17:29:08 2014
Halloween Costume You've been invited to a politically themed Halloween costume party. Which of the following masks do you get for your costume?
Hillary Clinton?
Barack Obama?
George W. Bush?
William "Bill" Clinton?
George H. W. Bush?
Ronald Reagan?
Jimmy Carter?
Gerald Ford?
Richard M. Nixon?
Other (be specific - foreign nationals are allowed :)?



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valMichael says:
(Thu Oct 30 15:27:43 2014 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl the USS Nautilus.

Medical Question A dermatologist developed a new treatment for the removal of moles as follows. He would first give a local to deaden any possible pain. Then once the local was working, he'd freeze the mole solid with liquid nitrogen. Once the mole was completely frozen, he'd use a small metal hammer to break up the mole and then easily removed the pieces. Finally, he'd use a small suture to close the hole the mole left. What was the name given the procedure by the layman?


wait for it ...


answer spoilered for delicate brains
] they called it Whack-A-Mole! [



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OldManFan says:
(Thu Oct 30 14:51:17 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Oct 30 15:00:43 2014
Trivia Girl - the U.S.S. Nautilus (the non-Jules Verne one).

ETA - I'm just so used to typing your name.

OMF



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Shan says:
(Thu Oct 30 14:46:47 2014 120.146.156.136) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl

The USS Nautilus.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Oct 30 14:24:34 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydales Trivial Pursuit

Category: History
Question: What was the name of the first nuclear-powered submarine?



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valMichael says:
(Thu Oct 30 14:10:36 2014 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: Beloved, bruinbuffygirl, Chelle, Dao Jones, Darkhorse,
Fred, Lotus, redwitch, rytrrell, Shelley, Sunrunner, and Y_slaybelle!

YAY Carita!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Thu Oct 30 13:22:36 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Thursday, October 30th 2014 C.E.

We have TWELVE (12) Birthdays!



Beloved
bruinbuffygirl
Chelle
Dao Jones
Darkhorse
Fred
Lotus
redwitch
rtyrrell
Shelley
Sunrunner
Y_slaybelle


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Beloved, bruinbuffygirl, Chelle, Dao Jones, Darkhorse, Fred, Lotus, redwitch, rytrrell, Shelley, Sunrunner, Y_slaybelle!



You like ships. You don't seem to be looking at the destinations. What you care about is the ships, and mine's the nicest.
Kaylee, 'Serenity'


to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Oct 30 13:09:04 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
yay carita!


Happy CD Thursday

OldmanFan I think it was DaddyCatALSO who was talking about Breslin!



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OldManFan says:
(Thu Oct 30 11:01:30 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - I admit Breslin tells a better story than he writes.

OMF



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Thu Oct 30 10:52:36 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for carita!

yay carita!


Happy CD Thursday!



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Oct 30 03:39:56 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Mia!


Belated Yay Hello Cutie!


Happy Birthday Tim Minear!


Belated Happy Birthday Steve DeKnight!



Deadguy Memorial Angel Wednesday Question


How easy would it be for a vampire to feed in your neighborhood on Halloween?

Not too hard if they could find anyone about. *g*



Belated Deadguy Memorial Buffy Tuesday Question

The day of your Halloween party, the make-up and costume folks from BtVS show up at your place... who, or what, are you going as?

Illya Kuryakin's son




Good Night to All

WG



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Oct 30 02:37:07 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

What's your idea?

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Oct 30 02:31:34 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Can't let a good
idea go to waste, although I probably
won't be successful in getting 50k
words by the end of the month.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Oct 30 02:11:17 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

You plan to participate this year?

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Oct 30 01:41:38 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I'd better check to
see if my password is still good for
the NaNoWriMo, since it starts
Saturday. *whoa*



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ChrstopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Oct 30 01:16:32 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I bought these
tickets in February, so there was no
way I was going to miss this. This
'life' thing is a bit different. *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Oct 30 01:05:13 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

C'est la vie. *g*

WG



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Thu Oct 30 00:53:05 2014 71.126.90.200) [Edit/Delete]
OldManFan I struggled thru breslin's Gang That novel and didn't think it was funny at all, evne though my father recommended it. The movie version, was, though.

Maverick I think two versions of Whatever Happened to baby jane? are plenty. And why the heckfire did you mention it in connection with what I wrote? I really want to know.



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Beldin says:
(Thu Oct 30 00:45:29 2014 72.26.0.146) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe - I wouldn't be surprised.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Oct 30 00:32:58 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Oct 30 00:34:20 2014
Beldin I wonder if using a fake name would be an additional charge?


ETA

wolfguard I probably won't be around for long on Thursday night, as I'll be
going to see a dance troupe with a friend.



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Maverick says:
(Thu Oct 30 00:09:19 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
Voter ID Laws in a chart. This was retweeted by La Raza to its members. Surprised?


Oh, yeah? Regarding my Post at 18:14 wherein I pointed out all the Airport construction that took place since WWII and that it's WAY hotter at the airport than in the middle of a grassy field. What I forgot to point out is that: guess where all the Weather Stations are located? Come on! Do I have to tell you? At the airport! At the airport Heat Island! Where it's artificially the hottest.


Maverick


Make Me Smile




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wolfguard says:
(Thu Oct 30 00:07:22 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin,

Kharma *g*


Christopher Marlowe,

See, you don't need to vote for someone to have their ear, you just have to give them money. As long as you cross my palm with coin, what's a vote for the other fellow? *g*


WG



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Beldin says:
(Thu Oct 30 00:03:03 2014 72.26.0.146) [Edit/Delete]
Here now.


A bozo story from my city I couldn't link to 'cause a subscription is required....

A woman, trying to avoid arrest gave a fake name. There were warrants out on the fake name, too. She was arrested anyway.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Oct 29 23:50:22 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard His ability to work with either party. Given the partisanship these days, that seems to be pretty appealing to folks, that an the lack of enthusiam for Rounds' candidacy.

One curious thing that Pressler says about the independent party is that while he can get their vote, they aren't big donors to his campaign.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Oct 29 23:39:15 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

What is Larry Pressler offering that sets him apart from the other two?

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Oct 29 23:30:10 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard That's interesting. Local news has it that the Democratic party only just started putting serious money into the race. Former Govern Mike Rounds, Democrat Rick Weiland and Independent candidate Larry Pressler are all running for a Senate seat.

Rounds was pretty much expected to win, given he is a Republican and former governor. However, he isn't exactly well-loved by the party. As I understand it, Pressler and Weiland were pretty much even with each other, with talk that if one or the other dropped out, then Rounds could be defeated.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Oct 29 23:24:23 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Earlier today I caught a snippet of an interview on the mid-terms. From how the questions were stated, I believe the respondent was associated with the Democrats. Here are the three items I caught ...

1. Bellweather state - North Carolina

2. ~ What state/election should Democrats be most proud of? - Georgia (Nunn-Deal race)

3. ~ Lost opportunity? - South Dakota


WG



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Oct 29 23:07:46 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Following is an excerpt from J. Bradford Delong's review in Foreign Affairs of Alan Blinder's book, After the Music Stopped (July-August 2013 issue). The book is about the 'Great Recession'. The title of the review is "The Second Depression". These reviews are long, the excerpt is from the last page.


"...It is also worth noting that even though the crisis originated in the United States, Europe is suffering more. In other words, it could have been much worse, as it is right now across the Atlantic. Still, it is undeniable that Obama's management of the crisis has not produced a real recovery, that institutional rebuilding has stalled, and that the proper lessons of the financial crisis have not penetrated the United States' money-dominated politics.

But this does not mean that policymakers and economists can give up. In the short run, little can be done except to take down the names of those policy-makers and economists who have been predicting inflation and national bankrupcty from monetary and fiscal stimulus and growth from austerity - and remind voters and journalists of who was right and who was wrong ...
1

...In the long run, however, the task remains to educate shareholders that it is unwise to provide the traders and managers who supposedly work for them with fortunes based on short-term accounting, and to educate politicians that such compensation systems create risks too large to be acceptable. It ought to be possible to carry out the task. Someday. Maybe."


1 The reviewer quotes economist Sir Ralph Hawtrey saying of policymaking during the Great Depression , "cry(ing), Fire, Fire, in Noah's Flood."


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Oct 29 22:50:13 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Nowabouts!



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Maverick says:
(Wed Oct 29 22:30:58 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
Elon Musk says we are summoning the demon with artificial intelligence Moloch?


Oh, damn! I forgot where I put my chocolate. (a variation on the old joke, I forgot to take my memory pills.)


Watching Season Three of "Homeland." Claire Danes really delivers the goods.


State Department Plans to bring foreign Ebola patients to the U.S. for treatment. So far they're only talking of volunteer healthcare workers from other countries, but that may only be the thin edge of the wedge.


Note: So far, restricted Ebola patients can not be trusted to tell the truth and stay put; they seem to violate their trust each time. Except for Nina Pham who, it seems, did everything right.


214,524 guess what? Can you guess what two hundred and fourteen thousand five hundred twenty-four represents? Spoiler The number of doctors who have opted out of Obamacare Exchanges Here's the story


Maverick


Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?




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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Oct 29 20:32:32 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: What is the name of the demon who raised Darla at the end of season 1?
Answer: Vocah

Trivia Rogue Demon Hunters: valMichael, notsoShyGirl,
Trivia Watchers: Maverick



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Oct 29 18:57:21 2014 98.192.33.109) [Edit/Delete]
Drive-By


OldManFan & ShadowQuest,

Well, there you go. Thank you. *g*


Icelord,

"Relying on telepathy to communicate with you has
been problematic for me."

I've also experienced this problem in traffic. *g*

While the real-life story behind the line is dark, it does allow a seque to a conversation on the Diane Rheams show from earlier today. They were discussing the original and various remakes of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. One of the participants noted a trend in horror stories adding humor to the storyline.

cc: Christopher Marlowe



WG



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Icelord says:
(Wed Oct 29 18:22:35 2014 96.254.7.230) [Edit/Delete]
Firefly story, A star from "Firefly" claims an
obsessed fan has been at her doorstep,
demanding a million bucks and burning
incense around the perimeter of her
property ... so she ran to court for
protection.

Summer Glau -- who's also been featured in
"Arrow" and "Sequestered" -- claims Gary
Gin came to her house in February and said
he wrote the sequel to "Serenity" and
demanded $1 million for his work. Summer
-- who is 6-months pregnant -- says in legal
docs her fiance confronted the guy.

But Gin didn't leave. Instead, the 33-year-
old actress claims he burned incense
around her house to make a statement. But
that wasn't all. She claims 3 weeks later she
got a package and when she opened it it
looked like a bomb ... filled with bird
feathers, tree branches, wires and bones.

She included a 4-page letter she received
from him, in which he says, "Relying on
telepathy to communicate with you has
been problematic for me." He wanted an in-
person chitchat.

The judge saw it Summer's way, and
granted a restraining order.

Good to know the courts help sometimes!



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Maverick says:
(Wed Oct 29 18:14:53 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Oct 29 18:17:26 2014
Trivia Girl: Greenwalt


Christopher Marlowe: "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller. BTW, I have a title for your book. With this title, the book practically writes itself. Ready? "Bit*ch and Butch."


This is interesting. Someone took a cellphone video of an Early Balloting Machine switching this guy's vote from Republican to Democrat. See the video down the page. Ever notice that there has never been a report of a machine switching the other direction?


In the summer have you ever stood in the middle of a grassy field versus standing on the Tarmac at your local airport or in the middle of a paved parking lot. It's far warmer on the pavement. Now, many believe that it was actually warmer in the 1930's in America than it is now. But think of what has happened in the meantime. The Wright Brothers first flight was around 1909; but it wasn't until AFTER WWII that commercial aviation flourished in this country and many of our large Airports were built. Also, it was under Eisenhower, whom I remember, just after 1956, that the Federal Highway system was instituted. The 1960's also first saw the beginnings of the major deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, which not only was cooler than other areas but which also is often referred to as the "lungs of our world." This may have added to the increase in the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. So, with all this paving and deforestation we have built-up a lot of Heat Islands since the 1940's. That's a lot of warmth, having nothing to do, BTW, with CO2 warming.


Maverick


Theme from "The Deerhunter."




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Oct 29 18:08:43 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Shan I generally don't like comic adaptations of tv shows or movies. I've liked some of the Buffy series and the Angel & Faith ones. I do like the Firefly comics more, probably because the show itself wasn't on for very long.



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ShadowQuest says:
(Wed Oct 29 16:34:18 2014 74.33.112.183) [Edit/Delete]
Zoom through

valMichael There's the fat (black) vampire that was chasing Giles & Spike in the beginning of Season Six - he was choking Giles up against the cemetery fence & Spike lit him on fire.

Sunday's minion, as you mentioned.

"Does this sweater make me look fat?"
"No. The fact that you're fat makes you look fat. The sweater just makes you look...purple."

Balthazar.

Seems like there was a heavyset vampire in the group that went after Dawn in "All the Way," but it's been a while since I watched that one.

wolfguard "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

Any of the Callahan series by Spider Robinson. Especially when they're doing Tall Tales Night or Punday Night.

I've laughed out loud at some of Dean Koontz's lighter-hearted books.

Zoom, zoom



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valMichael says:
(Wed Oct 29 16:13:56 2014 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Oct 29 16:15:57 2014
Happy Birthday: Brad Grenz, tanya, and Tim Minear!

YAY mia!

Trivia Girl
Vocah

deadguy QOD relatively easy. :) but getting away might be a bit difficult.

Yesterday QOD Costume? The Loan Shark would be neat, but very warm inside. Dracula would be good. Clem would be good, especially when if my face could do what his did when he showed it to the potentials.

ChristopherMarlowe Interesting enough, Other than Balthazar, I don't remember seeing a fat person on demon or the BTVS or ATS other than the pilot version of Willow, and the girl vampire in the purple sweater and they weren't really fat, just a little overweight. Even Tara, who was dressed as frumpy, wasn't really that. :)



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Shan says:
(Wed Oct 29 16:03:46 2014 120.146.156.136) [Edit/Delete]
Just out of interest, anyone got an
opinion on the various comic
continuations of the show(s)?



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Wed Oct 29 14:41:58 2014 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Vocah, "the bringer of calamity."



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Oct 29 14:35:36 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: What is the name of the demon who raised Darla at the end of season 1?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Wed Oct 29 13:09:19 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Wednesday, October 29th 2014 C.E.

We have THREE (3) Birthdays!



Brad Grenz
tanya*'~
Tim Minear


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Brad Grenz, tanya, Tim Minear!



Sweet lumpy minion, you're the only one that understands. Probably 'cause I haven't sucked the brain out of you yet.
Glory, 'Checkpoint'


to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Oct 29 13:02:17 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for mia!

yay mia!

deadguy qod

I think it would be rather difficult. There isn't so much the traditional trick or treating by going door to door in a neighborhood. Nowadays, folks go to more public, communal Halloween events.

Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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KAM says:
(Wed Oct 29 12:43:57 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY MIA

Deadguy QOD
: Pretty darn easy.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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OldManFan says:
(Wed Oct 29 12:12:48 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard - comedy novels (just off the top of my head).

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight - Jimmie Breslin
M*A*S*H - Richard Hooker
The Unoriginal Sinner and the Ice Cream God - John R. Powers
North Dallas Forty - Peter Gent

... numerous others

OMF



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Wed Oct 29 12:05:35 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for mia!

yay mia!

today's deadguy memorial angel wednesday question is brought to you by:

the monster mash - the new restaurant featuring gourmet potato recipes

how easy would it be for a vampire to feed in your neighborhood on halloween?


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Oct 29 03:18:12 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I like the idea of
music and sensations. Often quests
rely on facts, knowledge or
history, but a quest that requires
more intuition or rely on senses
might be more interesting. I also
like self-imposed obstacles,
especially when paired to folks
with opposing personalities.

The quest item is usually in some
hidden location, but having
something like a sculpture/figurine
might be more novel.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Oct 29 03:02:07 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Oct 29 03:05:28 2014
Christopher Marlowe,

Paired ~opposites

Map - Music

Code words - Sensations

Unusual Locations - Underfoot, beside well-traveled paths

Will (documents) - Sculptures, figurines

Library - Epiphany, remove distractions

Temporary alliances - Shed ties

Betrayals - Build trust

Obstacles - Self imposed


ETA One problem with my 'opposites' is most probably to not fit genre expectations so would risk irritating readers or audiences. For instance, unusual locations. We expect quests to take us to foreign lands. OTOH, the foreign lands often fit convention types - deserts, mountains, bazaars, jungles, etc.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Oct 29 02:35:45 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
A Quest Plot

Map
Code words
Unusual locations
Will (or other document)
Library (for research)
Temporary alliances
Betrayals
Obstacles


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