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I second this too, nominating Atlanta/Dragoncon for a stop on the tour. :)
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We have had a few visitors to our basement/gaming sanctuary lately that really do not know much about gaming. Everyone has been impressed with my husband's painted minis and then ask, "what are they for??". He tells them the minis are for a game (mostly Warhammer fantasy). If there are women around, I have been known to add that the guys get together, put out their figures, and have them fight. This usually gets a laugh- I do not think I have heard much grumbling... so far. :) p.s.: our D&D game is held at our house because of our collection of minis. None of us had played in years (if ever), so the Warhammer and Reaper ones will have to do! Of course we had to get new minis for our characters- painting them has been a great experience. :)
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My husband does this too. Someday he will build that boat for the dwarf pirates... :)
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I second this emotion...
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Wil, first I have to say thank you- your posts on 4e were the first positive things I heard about it and made me think maybe I could understand combat in this system (2 weekends of 2.0 play and I still did not get it). And further, I think the podcasts inspired our DM to get a game together. Now, to get relevant. In this new game of 4e I am playing a dragonborn fighter. (After realizing that the dragonborn are the more likable Klingons of the D&D universe.) I had lots to do in combat, but once it came time for any roleplaying I suddenly understood how Worf felt- wrong. I will have to ask the rest of the party not to hit me on the nose with a scroll or something. ;)
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Her work is amazing and it must have taken a lot of time to figure it all out, and then to practice it enough to do it all. The mind boggles. I was watching so much and listening to all the parts so intently, I missed the lyrics. That said, it struck me as a very lonely way to make music. It would be fun to play with, but part of my joy in making music is doing it with others and having everything click together into a better whole than the parts.
Toggle Commented Mar 23, 2009 on theresa andersson is phenomenal at WWdN: In Exile
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Funny, I think he said about what I would want to say to Aaron Douglas should I ever meet him. My husband and I have finished season 4.0, and now have only to avoid spoilers until 4.5 comes out on dvd. (Yay, Netflix!) My husband has the Predict Where The Story Is Going superpower and predicted what I think your spoiler was about halfway through season 3. I am actually enjoying it when he is right, since it is not like he knew ahead of time. The only problem is when I break out into laughter at what should be a Very Dramatic Moment, because it had already been predicted.
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I think the word needed here for everybody is... moderation. I don't see a radical shift to the left happening quickly, if at all. That would be the surest way to spark near warfare between people who maybe could agree or at least compromise if they would sit down and talk decently and respectfully. But many people exposed to media have been pushed to this extreme point of view on EVERYTHING ("Those strawberry jelly eating hatemongers!!1") that we have to use words like vitriol to describe how we feel around children playing. How pathetic is that! The intolerance abounds. Once again, I find myself saying that I am still amazed at the capacity of the human race to divide itself. I am beginning to find awe in its capacity to hate itself too. The answer to all this hate and intolerance is not a radical shift to the left. *dodges flames, is used to it as a Flaming Moderate* The answer is not taking the high road and then feeling proud of yourself either. That still places the other person below you in your mind. The answer is ancient but true and I know I'm still going to get flamed for saying it. Love your enemy. Love is what conquers hatred and intolerance. It is not enough to merely tolerate their existence, for that will not change the world. Love for other people is the radical shift the world needs. Chew on this for a while: the Right wants everyone to Live Morally, right? and the Left wants everyone to be on an even playing field through various agencies- read: Help Others. Am I still getting this right here? The way I see it, you put these two sides together, and you have the basic ideals of Christianity expressed without the Christ part. Now, I don't think either of these things can be legislated from the top of society down, and certainly not one or the other without love or respect. But, we've already seen that politicians are willing to dispose of Love and Respect to keep or expand their position. So we can't depend on them- even Obama- to do it. We have to. We have to be the ones to love our neighbors whether they eat strawberry or grape jelly. We have to be active not only online but in communicating to OUR politicians that they are there to serve US and we will not stand for anything less than LOVING service to our country- even if it means things end up in the middle of the spectrum where everyone compromises something and takes its dear sweet time getting there. Anything less is probably un-American and definitely un-Christian.
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I voted early a week ago- during Georgia's first cold snap. So I got to do the wait-two-hours-in-40-degrees bit. But I got to wait alone and be the Token Independent in the conversation while in line. It was probably the most fun voting experience yet. :)
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2008 on one lever, pulled. at WWdN: In Exile
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I felt that profound sense of loss after giving birth the first time- the pregnancy was over, and there was this emptyness inside. It didn't make sense as I could look over and see the baby, but I still felt like something was missing inside me. It felt really good a few years later to find someone else who had that same experience. :)
Toggle Commented Oct 30, 2008 on stretch out and wait at WWdN: In Exile
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um... I'm more like Nolan- I get into the book and have to drag myself out to do anything. On the plus side, I tend to read things very quickly. That means I tend to skim, but it's not unexpected for me to read the same book twice in a week. By then I've usually got all the details too. Even then, I tend to have one drier book going while I read several others. Currently, it's Church History in Brief Language, which I actually am enjoying. The chapters are written so that it's easy to take a break after one and not be lost when you start the next. I can't tell you how many books I've read in the meantime, though. The most recent was Mercedes Lackey's newest Valdemar book, Foundation. I read it yesterday, in about... um... 6, 7 hours? While caring for 3 kids? I started the re-read today, it'll take longer. Needless to say, I am practically forbidden from buying books because I go through them so fast. Libraries are my friend, especially now that we have a new one nearby with comics/graphic novels/manga!! :) Now, if I can just get them to buy Watchmen...
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I'd say that you could (at least try to) get Anne involved with any games you check out. Even watching someone else play isn't that far off of watching a dvd, especially if the game is right. You could possibly even note her reactions in a talk or column, though that might involve bribery with shoes. Getting the Wii is a good opportunity for this, too. :) (BTW, I'm a gamer wife who watches all the time. Sometimes I pick the direction in dungeons, sometimes I look things up in books/guides, but I'm usually involved somehow. I decided if I couldn't beat it I should join in. :) )
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2 weeks ago Atlanta was BAD. I don't recall a lot of wind, but the counts were around 5,000/cubic meter. My husband had to clean off his windshield so he could see through it- his normally dark green car was yellow. It even got out that the police were having trouble getting car thief fingerprints because of the pollen. If you have allergies at all, I'd avoid Atlanta this time of year- or at least check before you come!
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2007 on this blows at WWdN: In Exile
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The idea of using dvd to release shows rather than TV strikes me as very similar to what has been done with anime for years. It's only been recently that there has been much anime shown on TV, and then it is either on special channels or late at night... unless it is a children's show and properly considered a "cartoon". Moreover, anime is released in Japan in one of three ways: TV, theatrical, or straight to video and of these the video releases have usually been the highest quality. This could have changed recently, but as far as I know it still stands. Therefore, there is precendent for this already, and probably a usable economic model as well. I would rather buy a show on dvd than have to wait for it to come out piecemeal and have it spliced with commercials. In fact, I already do with both anime and all the shows that have been released recently. I have with my kids too, it's definitely worth it to not have them constantly baited to sit for another 20 minutes and watch more commercials. :)
Toggle Commented Oct 7, 2006 on moods for moderns at WWdN: In Exile
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