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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jul 31 23:18:50 2014 209.159.224.42) [Edit/Delete]
Home in spirit, if not in body at the moment. *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jul 31 21:52:53 2014 98.192.33.109) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper,

Got to stay alert for Prius, they can steal up on you. *g*


WG



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jul 31 20:25:33 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Chris Marlowe: My day is going good. We've made our revenue goal and then some. In a sales office, that means everybody is all sunshine and pats on the back.

(When the sales numbers are bad, it's MISERY for everybody)

I'd enjoy this more if I wasn't so SICK! Last night out of the blue I woke up with chills, sweating, fever and my whole body ACHED. I bundled up into a sweater and two blankets and went back to sleep, sure I had the flu. Luckily I woke up feeling a bit better, so no flu. But still not great.

Last night I felt like I got his by a semi-truck. Today I only feel like I got hit by a prius.


How about you?



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Jul 31 20:14:41 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: States
Question: What is the official state reptile of Alabama?
Answer: red-bellied turtle

Trivia Bronzer Mutant Ninja Turtles: OldManFan, notsoShyGirl
Trivia Shredders: Agent Cooper



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jul 31 18:01:57 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
how is the day going for everyone? So far it's been a rather dull morning. Maybe the afternoon will be more exciting!



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OldManFan says:
(Thu Jul 31 16:04:03 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - the red bellied turtle.

OMF



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jul 31 14:49:54 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: King Ghidora



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Thu Jul 31 14:41:01 2014 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
The Alabama red-bellied turtle, or "red belly" (Pseudemys alabamensis)



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Jul 31 14:36:43 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: States
Question: What is the official state reptile of Alabama?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Thu Jul 31 13:07:17 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Thursday, July 31st 8th 2014 C.E.

We have FIVE (5) Birthdays!



Brenna
The Confused One
Jayne
Lil
Lovely Poet



Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Brenna, the Confused One, Jayne, Lil, Lovely Poet!



Jayne, your mouth is talking. You might wanna look to that.Mal, 'Serenity

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jul 31 12:56:08 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Yay peace fire!


Happy CD Thursday



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lostinamerica says:
(Thu Jul 31 12:30:04 2014 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick--Well, it bothers me--people with mental health issues should have as much help as they need, just as those with physical health issues do.


Yay! Peace Fire!



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KAM says:
(Thu Jul 31 12:23:27 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY PEACE FIRE

KAM
Ty King Fan



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Thu Jul 31 11:41:46 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for peace fire!

yay peace fire!


Happy CD Thursday!



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jul 31 05:37:23 2014 98.192.33.109) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Jul 31 05:41:56 2014
Parthian Glance


Christopher Marlowe,

"Lexington" cited a research study suggesting social media does not work as well as door-to-door in persuading swing voters or getting out the vote. Some of the liberal/Democratic/progressive groups have stated they will not provide any support to candidates who do not completely agree with them on the issues. The behavior is equivalent to conservative groups saying they will not support candidates who are not pro-life, anti-tax, pro-gun, etc. South Dakota is mentioned in the piece.

ETA The Republicans do not have to do much to 'capitalize' on the situation. The elections in play are in more or less conservative states. A classic liberal candidate is not likely to draw enough votes to win, but a moderate one might. But, moderates - from either side - don't attract the true believers.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jul 31 04:07:39 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Republicans may not believe their luck, but can they capitalize on it? It's not likely there will be a Democratic version of a Tea Party that will attract disaffected liberals and I can't see those progressives moving to the right to vote GOP.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jul 31 03:59:02 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Nails


Christopher Marlowe,

Op-Ed argues the left-leaning side of the Democratic Party is focusing too much on 2016 and the purity of principles to the detriment of the coming mid-terms and the need for pragmatism. Apparently some liberal organizations are not supporting Democrats who do not meet their standards on certain issues. From the piece ...

"...Some 100 days from an election that could condemn Mr Obama to near-impotence, some progressives prefer to daydream about President Warren ... Republicansm who have plenty of problems of their own, cannot believe their luck."



Deadguy Memorial Angel Wednesday Question

Even if blood tasted good, can you imagine eating it for the rest of your life? Are there any foods you could imagine satisfying you as the only food for the rest of your life (you may completely ignore nutrition)?

First thought, oatmeal-cinnamom raisin cookies, but if I could change toppings, pizza. *g*



Good Night to All

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jul 31 03:33:30 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I will do so soon! I guess there is a variation of Rule 34, if it exists there is fanfic of it.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jul 31 03:01:51 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Jul 31 03:02:20 2014
Christopher Marlowe,

If you get a chance, check "Lexington" in the current issue of The Economist (July 26 - August 1st, Putin on the cover).


WG



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jul 31 02:47:10 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

I thought you kidding, but ...

"Avengers vs Sharknado"!


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jul 31 02:41:33 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard There is already Sharknado fanfic out there, according to google. I did not delve any deeper, that kind of fanfic fills me with deep trepidation. *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jul 31 01:50:34 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

I'd not realized the size and passion of the fanfic cultures.

Wonder when Sharknado will be Kindle World'd? *g*


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jul 31 01:44:02 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Sharknado 2 tonight, I saw the last 15 minutes of it and think I've seen it all. *g*



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jul 31 01:16:49 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I'd be interested in how that got started and wonder if there are any other fanfic that are author-based.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jul 31 01:05:39 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
'Amazon and the buyout of fandom culture' (The Daily Dot, May 27, 2013)




WG



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Jul 30 23:53:35 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Jul 31 00:16:03 2014
Christopher Marlowe,

I was slightly shocked. *g* I wonder if it's some sort of marketing test?

ETA Googled 'kurt vonnegut fanfiction'. Many hits. Reading some now. Initial impression, writers of linked sites not pleased with Kindle World idea and/or Vonnegut pariticpation.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jul 30 23:36:43 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I was a bit surprised to see Vonnegut on the list of Kindle Worlds. I didn't think there was that much fanfic adapted from his works.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Jul 30 23:01:52 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

More Kindle Worlds ...

"Eternal Warrior": Uber-warrior, retired, is forced to return to war.

"Unity": A team is created to prevent the destruction of civilization.

"Foreworld Saga": An alternate history about a secret order ~honor bound~ to protect 'humankind'.

"Quantum & Woody": Two brothers - close in childhood, grown apart as adults - become costumed crime fighting duo following their father's death.

There are ~ nine others including Veronica Mars, Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries and ~ The World of Kurt Vonnegut.



WG



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Jul 30 22:09:16 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Last night, I watched through act 3 of 'Rogue Demon Hunter' aka Parting Shot.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jul 30 21:54:37 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
A slow afternoon! Tonight should be a bit of Angel, methinks. I need a bit of Rogue Demon Hunter.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Jul 30 20:27:42 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: What sign does Lindsey have stuck on his truck in Dead End?
Answer: Cops Suck

Trivia Masters: Maverick, Agent Cooper
Trivia Newbies: notsoShyGirl, OldManfan



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Maverick says:
(Wed Jul 30 18:25:02 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Rauchen verboten


I've been a little disappointed at the cavalier careless disclosure of Spoilers from "Game of Thrones" that have recently taken place on this Board. These surprises are not theatrical surprises like Joss killing off characters. George R. R. Martin's TV Series narrative is based on his books.


This is a Joke, right? Obama praises the "contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy." More proof that Obama lives in a different America than I live in.


Chinese Scientists say Climate is correlated with the Sun and natural processes and NOT with CO2


lostinamerica: Suicide by gun does not necessarily bother me. It helps un-botch the process. Obama's policies that dishearten people bother me. Lots of veterans commit suicide when they are being denied medical and/or mental treatment or veterans are given the usual short shrift that Progressives give the military. Obama's economy that is transforming a lot of full-time jobs to part-time jobs is another cause. Then Obama ignores the horrendous young black unemployment and wants to bring young disease-ridden Hispanic aliens into this country and potentially give THEM any available jobs. A lot of other jobs are cycling from men to women, and men are no longer the breadwinners they once were (women usually commit suicide with pills.) Hard, physical jobs are usually environmentally dirty jobs and Obama's EPA is constantly chasing (regulating) them out of the country. And Obama won't drill and has cancelled oil drilling rights and fracking on public lands and he won't build the Keystone XL Pipeline. So, we need to solve THESE problems (which ALSO lead to other bad (robberies, house break-ins) uses of ILLEGAL guns, but leave people with their legal defensive guns. BTW, abortions kill more than all others methods combined and we do nothing about it [yet they want me to pay for them] (also note: no one asks me to pay for a suicidal handgun, however.) Go see "America: Imagine the World Without Her" and take your kids to innoculate them against other hateful, destructive ideas like Howard Zinn's history textbooks.


"Guardians of The Galaxy" just looks like an expensive version of "Firefly." I've always liked Chris Pratt (recently good in a serious role in "Zero Dark Thirty") and in "Guardians" he gets to display his off-handed good-ole-boy persona (that is Nathan Fillion's specialty.) I may go see it, however, as I believe it will come out in IMAX 3-D.


Maverick


Theme from "Firefly"




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OldManFan says:
(Wed Jul 30 16:44:45 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper - Cheerios. And too many letters - 1-800-EVL-HAND.

OMF



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jul 30 16:42:23 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper I had cereal for breakfast, oat clusters, very good.

Right now I'm tearing my hair out because the programs on my computers are choosing to be as slow as molasses today. It is taking forever to anything to be done.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Jul 30 15:59:10 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: It says
"Injured? Call 800-EVL-LAWYR"



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OldManFan says:
(Wed Jul 30 15:09:18 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - "Just Married"... or possibly "Cops Suck".

OMF



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Wed Jul 30 14:40:38 2014 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
"Cops Suck"



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Jul 30 14:37:43 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: What sign does Lindsey have stuck on his truck in Dead End?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Jul 30 13:35:41 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
What are you guys having for breakfast?

I'm having a vending machine cheese danish. Yum.

I'm a danish, I'm a danish,
I'm a danish, I'm a danish,
I'm a danish, I'm a danish,
I'm a danish, I'm a danish,
I'm a danish.......

COME'ON AND EAT ME I'M A DANISH!



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valMichael says:
(Wed Jul 30 13:10:05 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: Boy Wonder, Coma girl, FallenAngelxyz, Kinsey730, and Phil!

YAY nails!

deadguy QOD
Pizza, Oh those olive eyes are so seductive!

ChristopherMarlowe except for the confused part and secret part, Harbinger reminds me of the Telzey Amberdon stories by SF author James H. Schmitz in the last 60s and 70s.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jul 30 12:44:54 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Yay nails!

deadguy memorial angel qod

If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, I'm not sure what it would be. Maybe red licorice.




Happy Non-Angel Wednesday



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KAM says:
(Wed Jul 30 12:31:39 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY NAILS

Deadguy QOD
: The only thing that qualifies for that would be Wheel Hashed Browns (which no longer exist). Salt and Tobasco Sauce Optional.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Wed Jul 30 12:21:28 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Wednesday, July 30 8th 2014 C.E.

We have FIVE (5) Birthdays!



Boy Wonder
Coma Girl
FallenAngelxyz
Kinsey730
Phil


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Boy Wonder, Coma girl, FallenAngelxyz, Kinsey730, Phil!



Buffy: You tossed that vamp like he was a... little teeny vamp. Riley: You wanna go again? C'mon. I bet this place is just teeming with aerodynamic vampires.'Out of My Mind'

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



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Wed Jul 30 12:04:54 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for nails!

yay nails!

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

the sunnydale blood bank - deposits only

even if blood tasted good, can you imagine eating it for the rest of your life? are there any foods you could imagine satisfying you as the only food for the rest of your life (you may completely ignore nutrition)?


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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lostinamerica says:
(Wed Jul 30 11:52:14 2014 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick--But if something is killing a lot of your people you have to keep tabs on it to see if there's anything you can do as a government to lower the number--when tens of thousands of your citizens die each year this is usually not a good thing. For example--the vast majority of gun deaths are suicides. What can we do to better identify these people, successfully treat them and keep guns out of their hands in the meantime?

Drunk driving kills a third of the number of people guns do, and look at the all the laws attempting to lower that number.



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Comma says:
(Wed Jul 30 10:19:37 2014 71.87.174.53) [Edit/Delete]
R.I.P. Theodore 'Dutch' VanKirk. He was the last living member of the crew of the 'Enola Gay' has died in Atlanta.

Comma



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Jul 30 03:56:19 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Elreyn24!



Deadguy Memorial Buffy Tuesday Question


Who or what physically hit Buffy the hardest?

The "Ball of Fire" in The Gift killed Buffy.




Good Night to All

WG



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Jul 30 03:13:19 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

"The Lizzy Gardner Files" also came across as plain vanilla till it said the protagonist PI had two young assistants. This creates more opportunites. As a show, inspired casting could make it a hit. *g*


"Bloodshot"

"Your name is Angelo Mortalli. Your brother is trapped behind enemy lines and on the verge of -- no. That's not right. Your name is Raymond Garrison. You've retired from the dangers of the field, but a desperate plea from your oldest friend plunges you into a vicious firefight that -- no. That's not right, either..."

Some promise. *g*


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jul 30 02:35:07 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Harbinger is basically X-Men, which I like, so you're right. *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Jul 30 02:20:39 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Jul 30 02:21:13 2014
Christopher Marlowe,

GI Joe is BtVS8 with soldiers for slayers. *g* 'Harbinger' is a standard trope, thought to be fair all that I've looked at so far are variations on old themes. Stories are like cars. Each year some 'new' models, same primal parts. *g*


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jul 30 02:14:53 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Harbinger sounds the most interesting of the bunch.

Pretty strict content guidelines, that might leave out most slash fiction, although I'm not sure how fine a line there is for 'no wanton disregard for scientific/historical accuracy'.


GI Joe seems good, a wide variety of characters in a broad world, and you can easily create your own.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Jul 30 02:02:15 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

"The Arrangement": Protagonist chooses to become call girl ...

"Callaways": Irish-American clan of cops, firefighters, etc.

"Four Weddings & a Fiasco": Adventures of a San Francisco based catering service. 'Love Boat' on land?

"Game for Love": "alpha athlete heros" and "perfect heroines"

"John Rain": An assassin

"Harbinger": Psionically gifted, confused teenager befriended by mentor who introduces him to secret society tasked with protecting the world.

"Silo Saga": Protagonist is a silo mechanic (in/of an underground world) who is made sheriff. Five short stories collected into a novel, "Wool". A prequel of three stories, "Shift", which 'intersect' with "Wool" leading/creating story (novel?) "Dust".

"Wayward Pines": People find themselves in a village after waking up from a car wreck. They can't leave the village (without risking being killed?). And it is 2,000 years in the future, but they don't know it.

There are more.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jul 30 01:35:51 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I'll have to take a closer look, but I wasn't terribly inspired by the worlds they ad available.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Jul 30 01:23:24 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Off your, "...maybe we can work up story for Kindle World, using all the worlds shown in the link..." I've been reading some of the descriptions of the Kindle Worlds. Veronica Mars aside, I've not been captivated yet by any of the descriptions. In fact, I posted now to get a break from reading them. *g* Anyway, each Kindle World verse description is followed by guidelines for writing them.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jul 30 00:50:39 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin, wolfguard I'm suddenly imagining some criminals in the prison talking to each other about their missteps in the social media. *g*



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Beldin says:
(Wed Jul 30 00:37:07 2014 64.92.34.103) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe - I understand. Today was another Monday for me, too.

wolfguard - The bozo just can't get a handle on social media.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Jul 30 00:34:25 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin,

A few days ago, I read a article about a robber or thief who taunted the police. ~You'll never find me~ he posted them on his Facebook page. *g*


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jul 30 00:13:24 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin I had to double check to confirm that today was Tuesday, not Monday. Just got dumped with a special project that looks to take awhile.



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Beldin says:
(Wed Jul 30 00:09:50 2014 64.92.34.103) [Edit/Delete]
Here now.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jul 29 23:40:13 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Jul 29 23:42:54 2014
home!

wolfguard Okay, I am sufficiently persuaded! I'll try not to let my own bias affect things much!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jul 29 22:06:50 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Pretty much on my way home with a stop to a CPA.



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KAM says:
(Tue Jul 29 21:04:31 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

Christopher Marlowe, Agent Cooper: I'm quite alarmed by the trend of Gun-toting animals. Racoons--they are KNOWN Criminals, and Apes...Jeeze, it isn't good enough that they can tear me limb from limb (and I'm lucky if they stick with the major ones), and can flip around in ways that would be impossible for me. No--now, they want guns.
Um no. Guns provide the physically frail a fighting chance against these beasts. Next thing you know, we'll have a dog with rocket launcher or sharks with frickin' lasers on their heads.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Jul 29 20:59:17 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Jul 29 21:19:01 2014
Agent Cooper,


A Character Study


'See the difference?'



Christopher Marlowe,

Ned Stark's daughters watch him be beheaded. The oldest, Sansa, is betrothed to Prince Joffrey, the young man who ordered Ned's death. The youngest, Arya, cannot go to sleep at night till she has whispered the names of every person she will kill to avenge the wrong.

'Emotional Resonance" 4:52


WG



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Jul 29 20:47:00 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

CAtegory: Buffy
Question: What month and day does Anya say she was born?
Answer: July 4th

Trivia Master: Agent Cooper
Trivia Newbie:notsoshyGirl



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Jul 29 18:32:49 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: 4th of July


Christopher Marlowe: What on earth could be more awesome than a gun-toting racoon????

That's nearly Avengers level awesome, in my book.

How do you get Agent Cooper to go see your movie? 3 words Hollywood:

GUN.
TOTING.
RACOON.

And explosions! Lots of explosions! And no dumb boring talky scenes. Yuck!



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KAM says:
(Tue Jul 29 17:42:53 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Hello again,

Christopher Marlowe: I have to believe that the creators of this movie are very comfortable with 'ridiculous.'

KAM
Ty King Fan



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jul 29 17:13:46 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
KAM I have no clue to any of the characters myself. Seeing a gun-toting raccoon is something of a novelty and I'm kinda interested how that comes off without being seen as ridiculous.



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KAM says:
(Tue Jul 29 15:56:37 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Hello Again,

OldManFan: Well, if we are going to get technical, I'll note that it state she had to be alive when the hit occurred.
Of course, that is one of the most notable nonsensical events of the show in my view anyway, so...

Christopher Marlowe: Well, I have to admit that I've had very little interest in "Guardians of the Galaxy" and I'm not sure why this 3rd tier property is being made into a movie, but on the other hand--why not? It might be a fun time, and I might go see it. But if not, I'll not be terribly disappointed.
The advertising has made it look pretty entertaining, but that's often deceptive.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Tue Jul 29 14:50:19 2014 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
4/2/860 in Sjornjost, Sweden



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Jul 29 14:36:16 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

CAtegory: Buffy
Question: What month and day does Anya say she was born?



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OldManFan says:
(Tue Jul 29 14:30:10 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
deadguy QOD - I lean toward Glory... although a fully-charged Caleb is close.

KAM, Christopher Marlowe - it was my belief that she was dead when she hit the ground.

OMF



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valMichael says:
(Tue Jul 29 14:19:48 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: Amarra, closeyoureyes, LittleDemon, poohbee, Rufus, sassyeggs, and sunshineprincess!

YAY elreyn24!

Trivia girl


deadguy QOD If it's a choice between Glory and the first Turok'han, i'll go with Glory.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jul 29 12:54:22 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
KAM I'm planning on seeing Guardians of the Galaxy Friday with my nephew. Are you interested in the movie?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Tue Jul 29 12:48:04 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Tuesday, July 29th 2014 C.E.

We have SEVEN (7) Birthdays!



Amarra
closeyoureyes
LittleDemon
poohbeee
Rufus
sassyeggs
sunshineprincess



Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Amarra, closeyoureyes, LittleDemon, poohbee, Rufus, sassyeggs, sunshineprincess!



Riley: Maybe I should just let you rest. Buffy: You sure? I bet if you just lay down with me- Riley: Nothing you are about to say will lead to rest. 'Buffy vs Dracula'

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



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Jul 29 12:44:33 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Wolfguard: Well, I stand corrected. I was sure I read somewhere Rowling hated fanfic.

Anyway, maybe I got her confused with that Game of Thrones guy. HE really does hate fanfic. And how!

KILLING CHARACTERS: I've never watched or read Game of Thrones (although apparently I'm practically REQUIRED to according to all my nerd homies) so I'm talking out of school for sure. But from what I gather, it's a blood soaked tale. Character death is common and expected. If you know that going in than why get attached to anybody? It's pointless, like getting attached to a character in a "Friday the 13th" movie.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jul 29 12:36:19 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Yay elreyn24!

deadguy qod

I think Glory hit the hardest, but I like KAM's answer of the ground!

Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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KAM says:
(Tue Jul 29 12:24:42 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY ELERYN24

Deadguy QOD
: Probably the ground at the end of Season 5.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Tue Jul 29 11:47:21 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for elreyn24

yay elreyn24!

today's deadguy memorial buffy tuesday question is brought to you by:

mma sunnydale - this week, the werewolf division

who or what physically hit buffy the hardest?


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jul 29 04:09:35 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Jul 29 04:14:29 2014
wolfguard I was trying to articulate why I thought the deaths on Buffy were more meaningful than the deaths on Game of Thrones. When I talk emotional resonance, I was intending to refer to the characters within the show itself, not of the viewers of the show.

ETA

I guess I will try by example. The death of Joyce was very profound for the characters as well as the people watching the show. They devoted at least two episodes to that and her death reverberated for a long time. Now with the death of Ned, I don't think it had as lasting emotional impact on the characters or the viewers, although I drives further the action and plot. It was as sudden and shocking as Tara's death. That is my impression but I am often wrong since I was more into Tara than I was for Ned Stark.



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Jul 29 03:48:27 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Genevieve's Lucie!


Agent Cooper,

I googled ~ JJ Rowling fanfiction) ...


Rowling backs Potter fan fiction (BBC)



Good Night to All

WG



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Jul 29 02:45:33 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Jul 29 03:02:37 2014
Christopher Marlowe,

Ned's death had 'emotional resonance' for fans. Shock, horror, anger, despair, disbelief. I watched a youtube clip of one woman who kept asking, "It's a dream? Isn't it? A dream?"


ETA I googled ~ top shocking tv deaths ~ got many results. Looked at two.

(1) ~ twenty (?) tv deaths that told us nobody was safe

#1 Ned Stark

However, Joss got two on the list: Doyle and Joyce.


(2) ~ ten 'shocking' tv deaths that we're still not over

Joss only got one on this list, Joyce. Ned Stark's death is on it. The #1 spot?

"...Red Wedding was perhaps the most shocking TV death scene in all of TV history. In this episode we say goodbye to Robb, Catelyn and Talisa Stark, along with her unborn child ... Definitely not an easy episode on the stomach, but one that we will never be forgotten.



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jul 29 02:10:01 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Jul 29 02:11:35 2014
wolfguard I saw the beheading. About as quick as Jenny's neck snap on Angel. But her death seemed pretty meaningful emotionally in the context of the show. Ned's beheading was bad, but didn't have the same emotional resonance, as it seemed more like how things were done in the Game of Thrones universe.



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Jul 29 01:48:39 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Some Game of Thrones fan reactions to ...

'The Red Wedding'


One fan's reaction to...

Stark's beheading

*g*

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jul 29 01:15:41 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard From what I gather of the Game of Thrones, only one character has 'returned' after they were unequivocally killed. But I think that deaths on GoT aren't as emotionally gutting as the ones on Buffy/Angel. There you tend to get an entire episode on one death. With Game of Thrones, they move past it pretty quickly.



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Jul 29 00:57:47 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

True. Martin has said something along the lines ~~ If I think people are becoming too attached to a character, then I feel the need to kill the character. Joss is a pussycat alongside Martin.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jul 29 00:14:44 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard It's interesting the various attitudes of authors to fanfic. I had not heard GRRM was adamant about fanfic based off Game of Thrones. If he didnt' kill so many of his characters off, maybe there would be less fanfic. *g*



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jul 28 22:53:22 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Home!



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Jul 28 21:29:52 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper,

If true about HP franchise being protective, then they probably need some help from Harry. *g* There are tens of thousands of Harry Potter fanfics on the web.

I have read that George R.R. Martin absolutely does not want people writing fanfic based on his characters and verse (Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones (HBO)).


WG



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Maverick says:
(Mon Jul 28 20:36:35 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Cuba (Sugar Cane)


lostinamerica: Not so bad pain-wise. More of a dull ache. Just required time-consuming scheduling, making appointments, sleeping, more sleeping, etc. BTW, to answer your question as to 'why no one keeps track of gun-caused deaths?' The problem is that the statistics WILL be used to further political arguments. When the lefty gun-grabbers discovered that the statistics argue against their position, they no longer want to spend the time and money to assemble it. If the new Police Chief of the City of Detroit believes that his statistics show that guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens (translation: means MORE guns) reduces crime (translation: makes the criminals, that can ALWAYS get their hands on guns--if they want them--and who want to prey with impunity on the defenseless citizenry, HESITATE.) I previously linked you to an article quoting the Police Chief and at the bottom of the article are links to recent encounters wherein homeowners defended themselves ably with a gun. Here's a 2008 survey of gun usage.. BTW, at Kroger "Sweet and Sour" salad dressing at $1.65 is basically the same as Slaw Dressing at $4.00+.


Border-crossing Gang Members invited by Obama into this country to prey on Americans. Soon to recruit members and appear in your neighborhood.


Aliens from Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka Caught Crossing the Mexico Border into Texas.


Maverick


Jump




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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Jul 28 20:28:56 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Bible.
Question: Where was Cain exiled?
Answer: Nod

Trivia Masters: OldManFAn, valMichael, notoshyGirl
Trivia Comedian: Agent Cooper



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Agent Cooper says:
(Mon Jul 28 19:26:33 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
ValMichael Wolfguard: I've read and heard that JK Rowlings despises fan fic, and discourages it whenever possible.

I've also read that the HP franchise is very vigilant and litigious in defense of it's IP, and quashes any perceived infringement vigorously.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Mon Jul 28 19:20:56 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Newark, NJ



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jul 28 18:19:19 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
valMicheal I don't go out hunting for fanfic, unless someone else recommends it or I know of a website that focuses on a particular kind of fanfic.



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valMichael says:
(Mon Jul 28 15:57:46 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: ACOLYTE, Amaltheia, atalantis, baby2, Chtullhu, Fate Blaze, greengirl, Heaher, Jubille, Kaseyk, and Serendipity!

YAY Genevieve's Lucie!

Trivia Girl
Nod.

wolfguard I suppose let someone else recommend certain Fanfic. That's what I do with SF/Fantasy now. :) There's just too much to keep up with.



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OldManFan says:
(Mon Jul 28 15:42:44 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - the land of Nod, which is East of Eden.

OMF



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Mon Jul 28 14:39:19 2014 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Mon Jul 28 15:12:48 2014
Trivia Girl
The land of Nod



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Jul 28 14:37:16 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Bible.
Question: Where was Cain exiled?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Mon Jul 28 12:50:36 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Monday, July 28 2014 C.E.

We have ELEVEN (11) Birthdays!



ACOLYTE
Amaltheia
atalantis
baby2
Cthulhu
Fate_Blaze
greengirl
Heather
Jubilee
Kaseyk
Serendipity



Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
ACOLYTE, Amaltheia, atalantis, baby2, Chtullhu, Fate Blaze, greengirl, Heaher, Jubille, Kaseyk, Serendipity!



I don't really have a security blanket... unless you count Mr. Pointy.Buffy, 'The Freshman'

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



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Mon Jul 28 12:45:18 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
yay genevieve's lucie!


Goodbye Blue Monday!



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lostinamerica says:
(Mon Jul 28 12:33:50 2014 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick--Sorry to hear that, tooth pain is the worst :(


Happy Birthday Greengirl!


Yay! Genevieve's Lucie!



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KAM says:
(Mon Jul 28 12:23:54 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY GENEVIEVE'S LUCIE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GREENGIRL!


KAM
Ty King Fan



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Mon Jul 28 11:37:53 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for genevieve's lucie!

yay genevieve's lucie!


Goodbye Blue Monday!



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Jul 28 01:42:00 2014 98.192.33.109) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael,

Of course. Wonder what the optimal search method is for finding the good fanfics?

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jul 28 01:17:25 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
I'll never get tired of watching Lord
of the Rings.



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Maverick says:
(Sun Jul 27 20:12:43 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Gutta-percha.


I've been having a dental problem that laid me low but I'm starting to bounce back (although I still have a root canal in my future.) The side of my face was swollen up like I had Bell's Palsy. BTW, I recently noticed the cost (to someone on Medicare) of a vaccination for Shingles has very recently come down. Check it out. Shingles is a reactivation of the Chickenpox virus and if you've had chickenpox and live long enough you lose immunity. With all those illegal alien children being pulled into our country and dumped everywhere Shingles infections should increase.


Book Friday (Belated): "Climate Confusion: How Global Warming Hysteria Leads to Bad Science, Pandering Politicians and Misguided Policies That Hurt The Poor" by Row W. Spencer.


See Dr. Spencer's Opening Remarks at the International Conference on Climate Change (9th) from July, 2014


When I feel less than chipper my movie viewing tends towards the bizarre, exotic, and challenging. Now, who else could take a 90 minute TV pilot, filmed in 6 weeks, which was rejected by ABC, and then go back and rework it, film some new scenes, release it theatrically, and win Best Director at Cannes, and get an Oscar nomination for Best Direction and win various picture of the year local awards and be nominated for many AND be included in many lists of the 100 best pictures EVER, etc. Who could do that? David Lynch, of course. "Mulholland Drive" is one of those movies that you can watch and every so often wonder if you've fallen asleep in the middle of it and woken back up. It is murky and frightening and confusing and features a really great lesbian love scene. I've seen it several times and am finally beginning to fully realize what it's about. The iconic images are unforgettable (for instance Melissa George shaking her shoulders when singing, "I Told Every Little Star.") I usually use the movie to take my mind off of my current circumstances and to test whether I'm on the right track. BTW, it's closer to "Twin Peaks" than to Lynch's "The Elephant Man."


Also watching the DVD's of Season One of F/X TV Series "The Americans" starring Keri Russell, which is about some Soviet spies planted in the U.S. and living here during the Reagan era. Very well done, although I COULD quibble about the casting (other than Russell and Richard Thomas [who finally looks older.]) (It reminds me somewhat of "Homeland" [love it] which is kind of its mirror image.) I am still fascinated with the intentional miss-emphasis given by many in the news media, etc., of the Gen. Alexander Haig statement, when Reagan was shot, that he was in charge of those in the White House monitoring the situation till the Vice-President got back there from some trip.


Scrolling to see what I've missed over the last few days. I know I still owe Nirvana 1 an attempt to try to disabuse her of her delusions. And I evidently need to explain gun availability once again to lostinamerica. I'll get to them.


Maverick


Send Her My Love




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valMichael says:
(Sun Jul 27 17:32:08 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard the number of Harry Potter fanfic should be much higher than the Buffy fanfic. It's much more popular world wide. After all, Rowlings has made billions from the books and movies. :)



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wolfguard says:
(Sun Jul 27 17:14:42 2014 98.192.33.109) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO,

If you want to write stories set in your created verses, but not the BtVS ones, then you need to devote some time to creating characters. It can be easy. Just this morning I listened to three or four people who described the Vlad Putin they knew - from close-hand. He comes across as tragic, a modern day Damocles (with Yeltin his Dionysius). Each week, The Economist does a one page obituary of an interesting person, usually not one well-known - if known at all. One can use them, singly or in combination, as character prompts.


valMichael,

As I recall Fran and Kaz Kuzui, in that they bought Joss' script, own the rights to BtVS. When they thought it might make for a television series they approached Joss to produce it. Joss said only if he had complete creative control. As the show became a cult hit, Joss may have acquired creative rights, but only through negotiations with the Kuzui's,

Recall a few years ago there was a big uproar amongst fans when it was learned another writer had been commissioned to write a BtVS screenplay. Joss certainly wasn't behind that, suggesting he doesn't own the rights.

I believe once there are enough teen-agers with few if any memories of BtVS, then whoever holds the rights will produce a BtVS story using new actors.

From fanfiction.net -

BtVS (~1,290 pages with what looks like 24 story links to a page)


Harry Potter (Looks like 21,000 pages with 25 story links to a page)





WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jul 27 16:36:58 2014 69.9.208.65) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael Not much chance of us moving the coast, unless it is along the Missouri river. I think we tend to be cooler in the Black Hills versus other parts of the state. I've never really looked at statewide temps.



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valMichael says:
(Sun Jul 27 13:58:45 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sun Jul 27 14:01:01 2014
Happy Birthday: Buffy_Fray, jinx, Shanelle, slaygal730. and SupraMonkey!

ChristopherMarlowe
It got a bit hot? What was the temperature - 80°F, 81°F? That's just slightly warm. :) That's the temperature it is here - now = before 9 AM. We'll get to 94°F this afternoon between 3 and 5. :) That's fairly hot, but in 2 weeks we'll be at 97°F+ for highs and about 80*def;F for lows which will last at least 3 weeks. Plus the humidity here will be in the 70%+ range. Then it will be hot. When I went to Dallas one August for a Texas Bronzers get-together, it was 107°F in the shade at 5:00 PM. Now that's really hot!

PS: Santa Barbara is suppose to have a high today of 81°F and a low of 64°F. It get cooler on the coast the further North you go. :) That why people live along the coast of California.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jul 27 12:43:32 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin I can't imagine what Shaggy and Scooby would do if they met the woman from Ring/Ringu.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sun Jul 27 12:35:01 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Sunday, July 27th 2014 C.E.

We have FIVE (5) Birthdays!



BUFFY_FRAY
jinx
Shanell
slayGal730
SupraMonkey



Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Buffy_Fray, jinx, Shanelle, slaygal730. SupraMonkey!



Hey, if it means I don't have to read any more, woo and, might I add, a big hoo.Xander, 'Shadow'

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



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Beldin says:
(Sun Jul 27 04:24:21 2014 64.92.34.103) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe - I watched Ringu and Ringu 2 this evening.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jul 27 02:39:49 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Now i'm watching a new Scooby Doo animated movie. Not bad at all.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jul 26 20:18:59 2014 209.159.224.42) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael It got a bit hot out, so I stopped wandering for a bit. *g* Plan to do a bit of a walkabout later this afternoon, thought.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Sat Jul 26 19:36:55 2014 204.186.244.234) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael If somebody fires up a syl;logismobile and goes to the Buffyverse and makes copies, we might read willow's Doogie Houser fics. Altho there are bigger "frish" to "fy" there; apparentlya lot more seasons of Dr. Who are available on DVD there.

What I'd be really interested in is seeing the shows Sarah, Alyson , David, Julie, Emma, James, Amber Nicholas Charisma and so forth were doing in *that* universe, since presumably they're as well-known there as here.

wolfguard No real reason to - Jared exists solely as a more well-adjusted version of me who can interact with the scoobies as a peer. Absent them, he'd just be another protagonist based on me like say Steve Kent in "The Manse on Windbourne Road," a Cthulhu Mythos yarn I play around with at times.



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valMichael says:
(Sat Jul 26 15:17:08 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: Falcata, seaside, and Silver Star!

ChristopherMarlowe It is a good day, isn't it? :) So your going to awandering, happily I suppose! Reminds me of the song, The Happy Wanderer. :)

wolfguard, ChristopherMarlowe I haven't looked at the licensing terms on Kindle Worlds yet, but I love the idea. There has to be tons of fanfic from all sorts of different worlds people have written, and to have a chance to publish and sell it legally is something extraordinary. If Joss were to license the Buffy and Angel universe, I suspect that a large portion of the Buffy fandom (not casual viewers) have written at least one story or poem in the Buffyverse. Even I have! And before Buffy came along, I was never even interested in writing. :) Don't forget, the original writers will be actually making money from the sales in royalty payments. Given a popular enough 'verse, I can see it being popular among a number of different authors. The main problem with the Buffyverse is that Joss may not be the sole owner. Since the Kuzuis produced and owned the rights to the original movie, they may actually own part of it too. That would tend to complicate matters. Also Fox may own part of the rights since they produced both Buffy and Angel. TV show ownership and 'verse ownership of those shows could get complicated. At least we'll never read Willow's Doogy Houser fanfic. :)



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Beldin says:
(Sat Jul 26 15:06:33 2014 64.92.34.103) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sat Jul 26 15:09:13 2014
Christopher Marlowe - I watched Reincarnation and Shutter last night and started Pulse. I'm finishing Pulse now and, sometime today, plan to watch the four discs in the Ringu series. I have the two American versions of The Ring movies and I may switch over to them before going back to the two Juon (The Grudge) films.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jul 26 14:44:36 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin It looks like a beautiful day to just go rambling.

How is the Asian movie rewatch going?



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Beldin says:
(Sat Jul 26 13:49:52 2014 64.92.34.103) [Edit/Delete]
Here now. Saturday good mornings/afternoons/evenings, everyone.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jul 26 13:42:46 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Good morning beta!-



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sat Jul 26 12:53:17 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Saturday, July 26th 2014 C.E.

We have THREE (3) Birthdays!



Falcata
seaside
Silver Star



Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Falcata, seaside, Silver Star!



You walk in worlds the others can't begin to imagine.Drusilla, 'Fool for Love'

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jul 26 05:16:15 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfgaurd When we next chat, maybe we can work up story for Kindle World, using all the worlds shown in the link. *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Jul 26 04:05:26 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Aramina!



Night All

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jul 26 01:31:18 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sat Jul 26 02:08:35 2014
wolfguard That is very true! Other people can use the characters you
create.



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Jul 26 01:02:06 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Profitable for Amazon? At this time, Amazon is probably more interested in selling Kindles and building their customer bases than in getting the best profit. Towards those ends, some people say they are selling books cheap - some believe too cheap. There are publishers and small bookstores complaining about Amazon's marketing and pricing practices.

As to Kindle World, somewhere I read they pay the authors a straight fee per book or story. I believe another term is whatever an author creates in a given verse can be used by other authors writing in that verse.

If you were to create an original character for one of the Kindle Worlds, that character could be used by other authors. Fair is fair. *g*


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jul 26 00:38:22 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I'd be curious on
how profitable Kindle Worlds are. I
don't have a Kindle, so I wouldn't be
able to get any of them myself.



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Jul 26 00:24:24 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sat Jul 26 00:26:06 2014
Christopher Marlowe,

If BtVS was added. Veronica Mars is tempting. I'd have to study Amazon's terms.

ETA 1 - Current popularity of the franchise, 2 - fans' attitudes towards fanfic, 3 - Holders of the rights willingness to allow it


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jul 25 23:45:56 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sat Jul 26 00:21:42 2014
wolfguard Tempted to submit something?

ETA

I also wonder how they picked those particular worlds.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jul 25 23:05:44 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
home!



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Jul 25 21:23:10 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
'Select a World' (Amazon's Kindleworlds)


WG



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Trivia Girl says:
(Fri Jul 25 21:16:22 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Space!
Question: Who stayed on board when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon?
Answer: Michael Collins

Trivia Astronauts: OldManFan, notsoShyGirl, valMichael
Trivia Space Nut: AGent Cooper

apologies for the lateness! trying to finish up work.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Jul 25 19:15:48 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Heh. I'd rather have a huge, dripping MOJITO than...

the alternative.



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lostinamerica says:
(Fri Jul 25 17:37:25 2014 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper--Tropical climate, bad, bad :(


ChristopherMarlowe--At first reading I thought you posted "mojito." And it's only noon ;)



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Jul 25 17:35:15 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Chris Marlowe: Thank you very much for THOSE nightmares.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jul 25 16:55:04 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper Isn't that a huge, dripping, Mosquito behind you?



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OldManFan says:
(Fri Jul 25 15:19:00 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - Michael Collins.

OMF



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Jul 25 15:13:59 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Buzz Lightyear!

ValMichael: OK, I understand the Shkadov thing better now. So this thing could actually work.

But I think we need to solve some other problems first. Like the giant bug problem we have on this planet.

Do you think we can we redirect the giant mirror so that it fries enormous swarming bugs here on Earth? Like a kid on the playground with a magnifying glass.

Yeah. Let's work on a Reverse Shkadov Bug Frier. That would be cool!

Aim it a Panama first...



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valMichael says:
(Fri Jul 25 15:00:00 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: Grinn, Natty, Sassyeggs, and Superrrmk!

YAY Aramina!

Trivia Girl
Michael Collins (unlucky to say the least :)

Agent Cooper Had enough of swarming bugs? LOL

Comma1 It takes a honest person to admit when one is wrong on the facts. Thank you.

PS: I made a mistake once. I thought I was wrong, but I was in error. :)

Comma2, ChristopherMarlowe If we are using first names it should be Randy and Rupert! :)

Radiation Pressure for the Shkadov Thruster
This is an excellent Wikipedia article on radiation pressure and its effects on the solar system. Don't be discouraged by the equations if you don't understand them, just skip them and read the explanations. I believe it will be enlightening. It includes explanations of the effects of radiation pressure in artificial satellites, the solar system, galaxies, and in cosmology.

Note: a real Shkadov thruster, built as in the Wikipedia reflecting back 1/2 the sun's output would put all that energy back into the sun. This may have unwanted effects on solar output and the internal energy of the sun, causing it to burn H2 faster and get hotter. :) If any planets orbit the sun inside the Shadov thruster, they too would be subject to more than normal radiation. I'm going to work on that a bit this morning. :)



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Fri Jul 25 14:40:54 2014 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Michael Collins



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Trivia Girl says:
(Fri Jul 25 14:39:17 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Space!
Question: Who stayed on board when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Jul 25 14:27:29 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
lostinamerica: Gaaah!!!!!

OK. THAT skeeved me out.

I spent a year in Panama and that pretty much fulfilled my life quota for nasty giant swarming bugs.

Yeah. Me and giant bugs are totally quits now.



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lostinamerica says:
(Fri Jul 25 13:22:15 2014 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
This happens every year? Move, people, move!

Mayfly Swarm



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lostinamerica says:
(Fri Jul 25 13:16:37 2014 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
abt--I know, they look so happy--it made me smile :)


valMichael, wolfguard, ChristopherMarlowe--The commercial with Doyle at the end of Hero gets me every time too :(

And the demons seemed very reminiscent of Nazis but really those type of groups are still around, unfortunately :(


Yay! aramina!


Happy Belated Birthday dirty socks!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri Jul 25 12:20:25 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Friday, July 25th 2014 C.E.

We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!



Grinn
Natty
Sassyeggs
Superrmk



Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Grinn, Natty, Sassyeggs, Superrrmk!



I'm just, uh, just feeling kinda... truthsome right now. And, uh... life's just too damn short for ifs and maybes.
Mal, 'Heart Of Gold'


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



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KAM says:
(Fri Jul 25 12:18:02 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY ARAMINA

KAM
Ty King Fan



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jul 25 12:15:07 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Yay aramina!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday Day!



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abt says:
(Fri Jul 25 12:01:34 2014 84.9.159.133) [Edit/Delete]
lostinamerica - what a lovely photo!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Fri Jul 25 11:33:32 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for aramina!

yay aramina!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday Day!



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Jul 25 03:10:17 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Fenric!


Belated Yay Mr. Whyt!


Happy Birthday Mr. Everdawn!


Happy Birthday Dirty Socks!


Belated Happy Birthday Charisma Carpenter!




Belated Deadguy Memorial Angel Wednesday Question


Who was the most batsh!t crazy person (creature) ever on BtVS or Angel?

Glory did alright when she was on her 'meds' and for all her creative utterances, Dru was quite functional. So, from Buffyworld.com's transcript of Graduation Day 2...

Willow: "Why do demons even come here any more? I mean, don't they know..."

Seriously, aren't the vampires, demons, and forces of darkness at least neurotic in following the same old behaviors that get them dusted and slayed? Give it a thought. *g*


When I went to pull the line, I first went to the shooting script. What I had forgotten. Here are the final lines in the shooting script ...


WILLOW
Why do demons even come here anymore?
Don't they know how bad we are?

BUFFY
I think we've done pretty much everything
we can. You guys wanna take off?

CORDELIA
I'm for it.

WILLOW
(to Buffy)
You okay?

Buffy considers the question.

BUFFY
Yeah. I'm okay. I just... I could use a
little sleep.

WILLOW
Yeah.

BUFFY
If somebody could just wake me up
when it's time to go to college, that'd
be great.

OZ
Guys. Take a moment to deal with this.
We survived.

BUFFY
It was a hell of a battle.

OZ
Not that battle. High school.

They all think about it. It IS actually kind of cool.

OZ (cont'd)
We're taking a moment.
(beat)
And we're done.

They head off. As they recede in the distance, they continue:

XANDER
You know what the best part of high
school was?

BUFFY
When we blew it up?

XANDER
Yeah! That ruled. 'Cause you know the
thing that made it so special...

BUFFY
Was that the school blew up?

XANDER
Exactly!

BUFFY
I begin to find you troubling.

XANDER
Oh, come on, you know you're all
thinking it.

BUFFY
Well...

And then, overlapping:

WILLOW
I was.

CORDELIA
Pretty much.

OZ
Uh huh.

BUFFY
Yeah.

Their chatter dies away as they grow smaller in the frame, the camera finally tilting down to find a partially burnt yearbook lying on the ground

Sunnydale, '99

The future is ours.



What happen here? Did they run out of time and have to cut? Columbine was recent and raw. Earshot had been postponed and so was Graduation Day 2. Those last lines were too close for comfort so that entire final exchange as they walked away got cut and Willow's line became the last.

Also of interest, at least to me *g*, is Oz's ~ We're taking a moment (beat) and we're done ~

In the episode, immediately following ~We're taking a moment~ Buffy and Willow get up and start walking away. Oz looks to Cordelia and ~ "We're done'

Neat

*g*


Good Night to All

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jul 25 02:07:29 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Comma You are correct! Me bad Buffy fan.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jul 25 01:58:17 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
back online!



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Comma says:
(Fri Jul 25 01:56:19 2014 71.87.174.53) [Edit/Delete]
ChristopherMarlowe: Should that be Randy and Giles?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jul 24 23:46:17 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfgaurd That was perfect.
Even more hilarious was Anya and
Giles thinking they were a couple or
Spike and Giles!

offline for a bit.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jul 24 23:38:03 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

From the shooting script of Tabula Rasa
Courtesy of Buffyworld.com


ON BUFFY AND DAWN

DAWN
So you don't have a name?

BUFFY
Of course I do. I just don't happen
to know it.

DAWN
You want me to name you?

BUFFY
That's sweet, but I think I can name
myself. I'll name me.. Joan.

Dawn recoils.

DAWN
Ug!

BUFFY (hurt)
What? Why'd you 'ug' my name?

DAWN
I didn't. It's just so.. .blarg.
'Joan'?

BUFFY
I like it. I feel like a Joan.

DAWN
Fine. That's your purgative.

BUFFY
(correcting)
Prerogative.

DAWN
Whatever. 'Joan'.

BUFFY
Whatever. 'Umad'.


BUFFY
Boy you're a pain in the
neck. (simultaneously) DAWN
Boy you're bossy.

An idea strikes them both.

DAWN
Do you think we're--

BUFFY
Sisters.

It feels so true they can't deny it. They grin. And hug.




Joan the Vampire Hunter

*g*



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jul 24 22:53:25 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard The expression on everyone's faces when they encounter vampires was a classic comedy scene, made extra funny within the context of the show. *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jul 24 22:47:25 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

You and valMichael are way ahead of me. I just watched Bachelor Party. I remember the villains in Hero were demons of a fascist bent who saw themselves as pure demons and were hell-bent on cleansing the world of less-than-pure demons. Essentially, Nazi Demons hunting down Jewish Demons. Is that was you did not like about them?


WG



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Comma says:
(Thu Jul 24 22:09:30 2014 71.87.174.53) [Edit/Delete]
I went back at looked at the claim, that I posted on here, that gun deaths were down 49% in the last twelve years. Remind me to read all eight pages next time. The writer was making a comparison all gun deaths, between the twelve years, 1986-1997, and the twelve years 1998-2010. What was not explained, until the last paragraph, was that the stats from those 24 years, from the five worse cities for gun deaths, were left out. He does state that with those five cities added back in the stats have almost remained the same. This ends up being someone who I think came up with the report finding and then made the stats support those findings. Even using the writers stats, and leaving out the five cities, I only come up with gun deaths being down 27%.

In conclusion, I retract the 49% statement.

Comma



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jul 24 21:27:22 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper,

The loan shark was a bit too campy, but it's from the teaser of one of the great comedic episodes - barring the ending - Tabula Rasa by Rebecca Kirshner. Kittens as money or chips was introduced in the earlier episode, Life Serial, written by Jane Espenson and David Fury. Ms. Kirshner was probably playing off it. I believe Clem, the demon, was also introduced in that episode though not by name.



WG



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Jul 24 21:06:01 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Inventions
Question: What was the first commercial tv remote control by Zenith called?
Answer: Lazy Bones

Trivia controllers: OldManFan, notsoShyGirl



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jul 24 19:35:12 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Heh. SMG tweeted recently complaining about the traffic jams created by the president's visit to LA.



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OldManFan says:
(Thu Jul 24 17:53:39 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard - oops, wrong season opener.

OMF



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jul 24 17:43:48 2014 98.192.33.109) [Edit/Delete]
Drive-By

Agent Cooper,

LOL!


valMichael,

Now I understand - I believe. *g* Thank you.


OldManFan,

"...the demon bikers from Lesson"??? Perhaps Bargaining?


Lostinamerica,

I agree collecting data is part of any successful policy. This is why both the methodology and organizations tasked with it are critical. Consider 'terrorism'. What federal organization is best suited for collecting and/or analyzing the data? Before 9-11 there was a continuing debate on whether terrorism was best dealt with as a law enforcement problem or a national security (defense) problem. If terrorism is a criminal matter, then the FBI and international treaties are the tool. If terrorism is a national security matter, then CIA and drones are the tools.

I believe how a public problem or issue is defined channels what organizations are tasked with dealing with it and what existing law and potential regulations and law can be brought to bear. If the particular field of law has a lot of leeway for executive and administrative action, then the party out of power will be loathe for an important issue to be labeled such that it falls under the domain of such organizations.


Loved the SMG photos. *g*



WG



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valMichael says:
(Thu Jul 24 17:11:14 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jul 24 16:59:25 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Chris Marlowe: The only thing worse on the show than those stupid biker goons was that idiotic loan shark demon. Good lord, that was DUMB.

In fact, that whole ep was painful to watch, probably the nadir of the series. Playing poker for kittens? Honestly!?

Joss must have been on vacation that week. The writers really phoned that turkey in. Oy vey!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jul 24 16:53:13 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Wolfguard, Chris Marlowe: Actually, I already knew all that technical stuff about the sun mirror that ValMichael posted*, I just wanted to see if he knew. Well done V!

:-P


*No. No I did not.



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valMichael says:
(Thu Jul 24 16:08:46 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Jul 24 17:21:38 2014
Happy Birthday: Alyiania, BiffyBuffy, Dirty Socks, Kalika, and Mr. EverDawn!

YAY fenric! (of the Big List!)

ChristopherMarlowe I totally agree. The Demon Nazis were terrible!

wolfguard,Christopher Marlowe The Shkadov Thruster is actually something I hadn't heard of before, so I had to look it up. The article in Wikipedia is incomplete (missing a lot), but it's actually very simple. The large spherically curved mirror is located at a point far enough from the sun so that the amount of radiation pressure on the mirror exactly equals the gravitational attraction on it from the sun. Because of this, the mirror will be stationary relative to the sun in space, and doesn't orbit the sun. The light emitted from the sun that strikes the mirror will be reflected back to the sun, creating an imbalance in the solar output in the direction of the mirror. Since light has momentum, that momentum will be transferred back to the sun, and there will be a thrust (force) in the direction of the mirror from the sun. That is, more light will leave the sun opposite the mirror than will leave the sun in the direction of the mirror. This will create a force on the sun. Since force equals mass times acceleration (F=m*a), the sun will accelerate in the direction of the mirror. Anything gravitationally bound to the sun will also feel the same acceleration, including all the solar system and also the mirror since the light pressure balances the sun's gravitational attraction on the mirror at it's location. The amount of thrust will depend on three things, the output of the sun, and the location and size of the mirror.

Interestingly, you could use a parabolic mirror that would reflect all the light over a given region of space in the same direction instead of radially back toward the sun.

"For a star such as the Sun, with luminosity 3.85x10^26 W and mass 1.99x10^30 kg, the total thrust produced by reflecting half of the solar output would be 1.28x10^18 N. After a period of one million years this would yield an imparted speed of 20 m/s, with a displacement from the original position of 0.03 light-years."1.

The acceleration of the sun in this example is 6.4x10^-13 m/s2, which is extremely small, so it's real slow process. For example, using the same acceleration to accelerate a 1.0 kg. ball so it traveled one meter across a small table would take 1,250,000 seconds or 347.22 hrs or 14.4 days. Just think of waiting 2 weeks for the ball to move across a small table. :)

PS: the physics of this is really simple. :)

1 Shakdov Thruster @ Wikipedia.



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Thu Jul 24 14:44:55 2014 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
The Lazy Bones, developed in 1950



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OldManFan says:
(Thu Jul 24 14:43:53 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - it was, apparently, named after me... Lazybones.

OMF



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Jul 24 14:40:17 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Inventions
Question: What was the first commercial tv remote control by Zenith called?



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OldManFan says:
(Thu Jul 24 14:09:07 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe - possibly, but if you include Buffy the 'worst conceived and written villains of the series' would have to be the demon bikers from Lessons.

OMF



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jul 24 13:21:04 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
yay fenric!


Happy CD Thursday!


valMichael, wolfguard I watched Hero last night. The episode with the worst concieved and written villains of the series, but the story of Doyle almost makes up for it. The commercial still chokes me up every time.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Thu Jul 24 13:03:35 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Thursday, July 24th C.E.

We have FIVE (5) Birthdays!



Alyiania
BiffyBuffy
Dirty Socks
Kalika
Mr.EverDawn



Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Alyiania, BiffyBuffy, Dirty Socks, Kalika, Mr. EverDawn!



Mal: Gotta say, doctor, your talent for alienatin' folk is near miraculous. Simon: Yes, I'm very proud. 'Safe'

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



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lostinamerica says:
(Thu Jul 24 12:24:39 2014 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
Aww, how cute, they look so happy now--I guess not being the Chosen One anymore is a relief ;)

Buffy, Giles Together Again



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KAM says:
(Thu Jul 24 12:16:29 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY FENRIC

KAM
Ty King Fan



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lostinamerica says:
(Thu Jul 24 12:14:06 2014 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
Giant mirror, sun, what? *head hurts*


wolfguard--Well, according to the 2010 data firearm deaths used to be one of the top 15 causes of death in the U.S., so that makes it something worth recording. How will we know now if it keeps dropping or begins going up again?



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Thu Jul 24 12:07:34 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for fenric!

yay fenric!


Happy CD Thursday!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jul 24 04:21:16 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Jul 24 04:22:32 2014
wolfguard, Agent Cooper


A spherical arc mirror (of semi-angle ψ) is placed such that the radiation pressure force generated by the stellar radiation field on its surface is matched by the gravitational force of the star on the mirror. Radiation impinging on the mirror is reflected back towards the star, preventing it from escaping. This force imbalance produces a thrust

ETA

Sounds a little like recoil.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jul 24 04:03:16 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper,

I read some of the Wikipedia article on the 'shkadov thruster'. Still do not understand how it works. To me, it seems crudely equivalent to a person standing on a skate board and throwing balls at an attached board and expecting to be pushed by the balls bouncing back. That said, I believe the guys who conceived it were/are physicists and wouldn't make such a mistake. For now, I bow to them and am baffled. Let's see what valMichael thinks of it. *g*


WG



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jul 24 02:49:30 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper,

I can see how that might move the mirror, but not the Sun. I will search for article.

WG



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agent cooper says:
(Thu Jul 24 02:42:21 2014 108.4.147.40) [Edit/Delete]
cont...the theory is you erect a giant mirror close to
the sun and its energy bounces off the mirror and
moves the star in the opposite direction. kind of. i
think. ;=)



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agent cooper says:
(Thu Jul 24 02:28:35 2014 108.4.147.40) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard, I am not sure i really understand it to be
honest. I haven't figured out how to copy and
paste links from this vita yet. The story is from
Popular Mechanics site. If you are curious google
that plus shkadov thruster and you should find it.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jul 24 02:26:34 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Duly noted. *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jul 24 02:14:19 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Off guns, if you kill another person and claim self-defense, beware you have also admitted to the act of homicide. If the district attorney decides to charge you with criminal homicide (or some similar crime), then you can't say you didn't do the homicide. You said you did. You have to prove to the jury that the homicide was justifiable - that the elements of legitimate self-defense existed.

Note, 'existed' is a perception. You perceived the elements as existing and you can convince the jury that any reasonable person, i.e. such as themselves, would have also perceived the situation the same way.

Disclaimer: I am not an attorney and this should not be taken as legal advice. *g*



WG



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jul 24 01:57:56 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Jul 24 01:59:20 2014
Agent Cooper,

How does the giant mirror work?


Lostinamerica,

The person also told me it was the Republican Congress that did it. Some years ago, the CDC announced it considered firearm deaths (and injuries?) as a condition that would fall within their mandate of study. I believe some conservatives and libertarians thought this reasoning wrong. Some also thought it was just a tactic liberals and Democrats could use to further gun control policy. This is probably why the Republicans passed legislation prohibiting further CDC research.

I've not given it much thought so don't have a position, though when I first learned the CDC labeling firearm deaths as something analogical to epidemics I did feel a bit suspicious of the move.

I used 'epidemic' beause no other better word came immediately to mind. *g*



WG



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lostinamerica says:
(Thu Jul 24 01:36:46 2014 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard--That's terribly short-sighted--how can you determine which action to take if you have no data to study?

One thing I thought was interesting in the Slate article--even though suicide accounted for the majority of firearm deaths, one expert quoted in the article thought that publicizing this fact and attempting to get people to not do this would only drive more to do so.


Agent Cooper--LOL, brontosaurus burgers!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jul 24 01:33:45 2014 108.4.147.40) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard; i read an article today about a plan to
use a giant mirror to push the sun and thus the
whole solar system toward a new star. The idea is
we discard the old sun before it burns out and
move to a new one. they are serious apparently.



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agent cooper says:
(Thu Jul 24 01:19:13 2014 108.4.147.40) [Edit/Delete]
chris marlowe-i actually just finished the hobbit
again. i want to read it to my daughter soon. im
ready to reread Dresden again-but my brother just
gave me a book, dr sleep, the sequel to the
shining. I just started it, and it is depressing and
horrible so far. may quit, but bro warned me it was
a tough read at first but gets better.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jul 24 01:10:58 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

I did. One of the comments ...

Pick mine, pick mine

*g*


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jul 24 00:57:09 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Did you catch my
deer link from last night?



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jul 24 00:25:33 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission!

This has the potential to be the beginning of Earthlings breaking free from one planet. *g*



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jul 24 00:08:47 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
I think it is Angel tonight. Nothing
else on worth watching.


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