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I don't like to air this crap publicly, but, as with the confrontation itself, he's already taken it there, and in spades, and an answer - at least a dignified one - is scarcely out of turn at this juncture.

By this point, I have to say, he just seems to be making himself ridiculous. "Mess with the bull, get the horns"? I can't...
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sockpuppet:
Are you sure this is helping?
greaser:
Clearly, this is one of those situations that calls for a Thunderdome. It just so happens that I'm building one in my back yard smile

SPOILERS! (Click to view)

In the South, Thunderdomes are almost as common as above-ground swimming pools. It's how we settle our differences biggrin

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This is a long setup to something I find more generally interesting. I'd spoiler the duller part, but there's no convenient break in the train of thought. Sorry.

So, I invent languages as a hobby (yeah, I'm a nerd, fuck you). One of the ones I'm working on right now is spoken by equally imaginary Bronze Age nomads called "Tlan...
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browngirl:
i just realized we dig all the same bands.


neat.
elizathetroll:
Thank you, appreciated proprietor of camels what are long in the tooth!
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"The way I see it, anyone who's proud of their country is either a thug or just hasn't read enough history yet."
-Battal Yavuz, speaking in Richard K. Morgan's novel TH1RTE3N

There's something to be said for that. You may remember my Fourth of July post, of course, but you may also recall that I said specifically that I didn't...
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tiger_fodder:
As someone who got to choose their country, I disagree to a certain extent, primarily around Olympics and World Cup time. Otherwise, I agree! It's boring if I don't have someone to cheer for in fencing!
dainty:
Best. Quote. Ever.
I completely concur, as usual.
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thefreak:
HA!

-TM
greaser:
I'm always the cat miao!!
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I'm thinking of purging my friends list of people I either don't really care about or have become actively annoyed with, and setting to autodecline. I'm getting disaffected.

But don't worry, this isn't about you. You're not one of them. There are surprisingly few of them, really.
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dainty:
I think I am going to do the same with my friends list.
Also I miss your presence...I don't know if it's just me but you aren't around much/we don't chat as much,
I think we need to fix this. smile
_pie_:
momentary lapse. he will be fixing it when he gets home this afternoon.

life is going really great, I keep waiting for the bad shit to happen and fuck it all up. lol
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Trees and flowers and chirping birds.
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glassmachine:
Oh I forgot - thanks for being one of the elite few boards posters who are not total cunts and thanks for being funny and making sense.
rafi:
Nothing too major - I had just been pretty down, and this place can sometimes exacerbate things when I get like that. It's usually in my best interest at those times to just avoid SG entirely, so I went anon for a little while.
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Sick of the pimp, and got talked out of the other Halloween avatars by the eHarem. It's a bitch being pretty, I guess. Whatever.

I'll probably do something for Halloween itself, though.
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malkav11:
By the way - might want to investigate a little book called "The Lies of Locke Lamora", by Scott Lynch. (Well, not that little. It's a page or so shy of 500.)

Among other things, it fills a role I don't believe has been really much filled before - the fantasy con game story.
meatpieboy:
No! Do the clown! PLEASE! OH PLEASE!
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By popular demand (seriously), you get a special bonus Halloween avatar.
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ms_magdalena:
Mmmmmmm, but it wasn't. Doesn't stalking have to include some sort of stealth and/or obsession?

By the way, I'm calling you back as soon as I have the phone service to allow it ♥
ms_magdalena:
Wow, nice work with the quick distraction. Little do you know - I'm big into cooking, so those little bunnies just made me think of salt, pepper, coriander, and a good four hour brine than anything.

Sad, but true.



But yes, I will write you, and soon. I really do apologize for being away from my computer for so long, especially considering I'd told you my next e-mail would be better than the first.










God, I've missed you.
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I have three Halloween avatars prepared this year, though none of them are by me. This is just my first.

I just wish there was some way to get strikethroughs through my screenname, too.
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prockgirlscout:
I know a way.
fountainofdreams:
Heh. It wasn't actually a bad day on the 20th, just a bad series of events. Oh well.

I'm actually not worrying too much about my birthday, because it's just another year at this point. I'm just getting dinner with family and such, and maybe something with friends if I can track them down.

Thanks anyways!
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As I indicated I probably would, I've deleted today's entry. Those of you who did see it can take solace in the fact that someone actually did give me an answer that made sense - as much sense as could be made of it, anyway.

I thank all of you for caring, too. Even though I've deleted all your comments.

I did say...
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mistress_m:
I am sorry I missed the posting, my computer crashed but it you need to talk drop me a PM smile
redrobin13:
Damn i missed it and everything....crap....
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From "Planning for Defeat," by George Packer, in this week's New Yorker:

. . . when the surge ends, there will have to be a strategic turn, away from Americans in the lead. An indefinite war in Iraq "costs us moral authority across the world," [counterinsurgency expert David] Kilcullen said. The occupation of Iraq remains hugely unpopular with America's democratic allies and throughout the Arab and...
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mrstitches:
Haha, sorry man, I was just kidding. I have an inability to not make the easy joke.
charlielove:
Me? Odd? Well, I never.