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Title: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
Post by: Nighteyes on October 24, 2012, 08:44:11 PM
Hi welcome to the tavern.  In an effort to end the fear that some have this forum is too clique - we will have a thread for people to enjoy an ale in and babble away.  (The one rule is - because virtual ale is being consumed all comments here are tongue in cheek and have a jokey and hopefully surreal quality to them.)

Current topics:

The Hound's ongoing mission to find a piece of ironing clunge cos he hates ironing more than anything and seems to be constantly tweeting about having to do it. 

Elfy - lives in the future and is constantly updating us on what is happening in tomorrow.

The preferred nickname for Idlewilder - he likes Idlewilder - the rest of us like Windy or Dougie.

Chill's mission to rid his ranch of pesky vermin with his trusted six piece.

We also sometimes post updates when we are watching a comedy show.

You went way back in history, but not enough(3)
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Jeni on October 24, 2012, 08:58:45 PM
I'd like a lager shandy please - or is this a self service tavern? :)
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Nighteyes on October 24, 2012, 09:04:23 PM
I believe Jian is working behind the bar tonight. Ask him.

Also what do you want on the juke box? I 've put on the new album by Bloc Party, but not really loving it to be honest.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 24, 2012, 10:07:02 PM
I think most would agree that Alter Bridge would be the best bet to change it to. Or maybe I'm referring to the clique. (tongue smilie)
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Jeni on October 24, 2012, 10:09:56 PM
I think, due to the lack of a smiley fuction at the moment we should listen to

Cant smile without you - Barry manilow

*chuckles*
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Nighteyes on October 24, 2012, 10:12:55 PM
The juke box has just randomly played The Strokes - shall we stick with that?
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 24, 2012, 10:14:56 PM
Sounds like a plan.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: simonster on October 24, 2012, 10:40:12 PM
*sits in a quiet corner and starts playing with his phone*
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Elfy on October 24, 2012, 10:43:35 PM
A report from the future. It is a nice day, lots of blue sky and I have become unnaturally clumsy. To paraphrase Mary Chapin Carpenter: the stars are aligned against me, I should have gotten back in bed.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Noona on October 24, 2012, 10:50:48 PM
Hello -
I've been hiding away for the last week or so, but I can't resist a Tavern.
Make mine a rum and coke.

(I should probably go to bed soon as I have work early, but I seem to spend an awful lot of time in pubs saying this)
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Elfy on October 24, 2012, 10:53:28 PM
I wonder if Jian can make a decent cocktail, and what cider do you have on tap?
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Nighteyes on October 24, 2012, 10:55:39 PM
I think Jian has fallen asleep behind the bar - so I will make it for you. Captain Morgan's okay?  
(And did you recognise me this time?  It's not going to end with me thinking I was blanked by a group of foreign exchange students like last time we were in a tavern together? )
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Noona on October 24, 2012, 10:58:37 PM
Captain Morgan is the rum of choice, acceptable indeed!

I think we have to make it a tradition of ignoring you now! :P
We were confused, someone came over and said "Hi Lor!" and then, when she didn't reply, went away. It was awkward. And hilarious. :D
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Nighteyes on October 24, 2012, 10:59:49 PM
Well usually when you say "Hi Lor" and the person you thought correctly was Lor doesn't reply, you usually go away burning with embarrassment.

Glad the future is looking good, Elfy!
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Lor on October 24, 2012, 11:01:52 PM
You're never going to let me live that down, are you?
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Noona on October 24, 2012, 11:05:09 PM
Hehe, that is a reasonable response I'd say!


I am amused by Elfy living in the future, it sounds much nicer than the present!
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Lor on October 24, 2012, 11:05:32 PM
Also mine's a Dark and Stormy, please and thank you.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 24, 2012, 11:07:03 PM
I'll have a sweet tea, thank you.

*seconds pass*

What!? You don't know how to make that? Crazy brits with sugarless tea.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Elfy on October 24, 2012, 11:07:34 PM
Hehe, that is a reasonable response I'd say!


I am amused by Elfy living in the future, it sounds much nicer than the present!
It's tomorrow here, Noona.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Noona on October 24, 2012, 11:11:37 PM
Elfy, I thought that was probably why - I've just made up in my head the idea of little messages from the future which miss out important details but tell us about something silly :P

"Attention! Biscuits still exist tomorrow! That is all - oh, and there's some storms somewhere, homes destroyed and whatnot, but biscuits!"

Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Nighteyes on October 24, 2012, 11:12:31 PM
Hehe, that is a reasonable response I'd say!


I am amused by Elfy living in the future, it sounds much nicer than the present!
It's tomorrow here, Noona.

Consider Noona's mind blown.

And Chill why does your t-shirt say "Guns don't kill people" on the front and "I do!" on the back?
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Elfy on October 24, 2012, 11:13:19 PM
Ah, I now have a goal. Just for those not part of the Commonwealth who are wondering what the fluff Noona and I are talking about biscuits are cookies.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Noona on October 24, 2012, 11:15:17 PM
Oh, yes, thanks for clarifying Elfy! I forgot.

And with that, I shall go to bed before I get any more confusing :P
Night all! Enjoy the Tavern-ing.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Nighteyes on October 24, 2012, 11:15:55 PM
Who gave Jian a beer?


(http://englishcountrywalks.com/blog/walks/7/131007/13_zac_pint_pub.jpg)
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Arry on October 24, 2012, 11:16:08 PM
I'll have a sweet tea, thank you.

*seconds pass*

What!? You don't know how to make that? Crazy brits with sugarless tea.
Ummm... half the country here in the US has sugarless tea, Chill. And someplaces *brace yourself* it's not iced! It's served hot!

Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Lor on October 24, 2012, 11:17:19 PM
Is Hound ignoring me?
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Elfy on October 24, 2012, 11:17:35 PM
Who gave Jian a beer?


(http://englishcountrywalks.com/blog/walks/7/131007/13_zac_pint_pub.jpg)

You put him behind the bar!
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 24, 2012, 11:17:50 PM
And Chill why does your t-shirt say "Guns don't kill people" on the front and "I do!" on the back?

Because I like power and can't see my back.

And Arry, blasphemy! You don't know what a good drink is.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Nighteyes on October 24, 2012, 11:18:38 PM
One round of dark and stormy for everyone!

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Dz3o10OIdeA/TY_1xIsm5gI/AAAAAAAABt8/2G4AHokGX8I/s1600/ttss_dark_n_stormy_01_h.jpg)
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Arry on October 24, 2012, 11:22:10 PM
And Chill why does your t-shirt say "Guns don't kill people" on the front and "I do!" on the back?

Because I like power and can't see my back.

And Arry, blasphemy! You don't know what a good drink is.
Ohhh ... I like sweet tea, but I gave up caffeine around 15 years ago, so I dont drink it anymore. *yeah, I'm a freak*

On that note, cheers to the_hound for bringing out the dark and stormies! :D
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Nighteyes on October 24, 2012, 11:25:55 PM
And whoever left the log in the toilet, please flush in future. 

Anyone fancy playing with the giant jenga set in the corner?

(http://greatgardengames.com/images/jenga%20image.jpg)
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Elfy on October 24, 2012, 11:31:12 PM
But it looks so nice and peaceful like that all made up, like a sculpture.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 24, 2012, 11:33:15 PM
Jenga you say? Off to go get the wood glue and electrical tape.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Nighteyes on October 24, 2012, 11:34:36 PM
Errol!


(http://indiegameschannel.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/JengaFall.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Jeni on October 24, 2012, 11:35:37 PM
Jenga you say? Off to go get the wood glue and electrical tape.

Cheat!! :D

*storms off in a strop* :P

Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: AlmightyZael on October 25, 2012, 02:03:12 AM
What's all the hubbub?

Ale, please. Something sweet, preferably.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 25, 2012, 02:12:54 AM
Found my t-shirt.

http://www.diehardrecords.net/CAT-0/images/1GunsDontT.jpg (http://www.diehardrecords.net/CAT-0/images/1GunsDontT.jpg)

Or maybe this one.

http://rlv.zcache.com/guns_dont_kill_people_zombies_do_t_shirts-r67801eaf6186456281d0fbd9729c8776_f0ceo_512.jpg (http://rlv.zcache.com/guns_dont_kill_people_zombies_do_t_shirts-r67801eaf6186456281d0fbd9729c8776_f0ceo_512.jpg)
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Arry on October 25, 2012, 02:31:12 AM
If you have to wear one, wear the 2nd one, in the mean time, I'm backing away, moving slowly over to the other side of the bar. Maybe simonster has room at his table. :P
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: JonRock411 on October 25, 2012, 03:02:28 AM
This seems to be utter insanity, but then again most things are and I heard alcohol.    Anyway the clear answer to your predicament CHill is to wear both shirts at the same time.   Also an eyepatch...and a bandolier..and weird stubble that never grows into a full beard yet you never shave away.   
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Lejays17 on October 25, 2012, 03:04:40 AM
If someone's taking a drink order, I'll have one of those "nice red ones" thanks!!

And I'm unhappy to report that the future is very windy and overcast at the moment - and it started out so nice!
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 25, 2012, 03:12:06 AM
This seems to be utter insanity, but then again most things are and I heard alcohol.    Anyway the clear answer to your predicament CHill is to wear both shirts at the same time.   Also an eyepatch...and a bandolier..and weird stubble that never grows into a full beard yet you never shave away.   

You don't know what utter insanity is. Go read the pirate rpg question thread. That is utter insanity. And I like your idea. But how did you know of my facial hair condition? (wink smilie)
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: JonRock411 on October 25, 2012, 03:14:18 AM
This seems to be utter insanity, but then again most things are and I heard alcohol.    Anyway the clear answer to your predicament CHill is to wear both shirts at the same time.   Also an eyepatch...and a bandolier..and weird stubble that never grows into a full beard yet you never shave away.   

You don't know what utter insanity is. Go read the pirate rpg question thread. That is utter insanity. And I like your idea. But how did you know of my facial hair condition? (wink smilie)

Lucky guess that does not at all involve an army of spy satellites.   Nope, no spy satellites here.   

Wait did I hear pirate?
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 25, 2012, 03:20:28 AM
Disregard what I said. It is madness. It will fry your brain. Don't do it man. Just say NO.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Elfy on October 25, 2012, 03:24:29 AM
This seems to be utter insanity, but then again most things are and I heard alcohol.    Anyway the clear answer to your predicament CHill is to wear both shirts at the same time.   Also an eyepatch...and a bandolier..and weird stubble that never grows into a full beard yet you never shave away.   

You don't know what utter insanity is. Go read the pirate rpg question thread. That is utter insanity. And I like your idea. But how did you know of my facial hair condition? (wink smilie)
You also need to add a sombrero to that ensemble.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Arry on October 25, 2012, 03:29:04 AM
This seems to be utter insanity, but then again most things are and I heard alcohol.    Anyway the clear answer to your predicament CHill is to wear both shirts at the same time.   Also an eyepatch...and a bandolier..and weird stubble that never grows into a full beard yet you never shave away.   

You don't know what utter insanity is. Go read the pirate rpg question thread. That is utter insanity. And I like your idea. But how did you know of my facial hair condition? (wink smilie)
You also need to add a sombrero to that ensemble.
But its Wwindy tomorrow, it might blow away. And this is Chill, it would be a 10 gallon cowboy hat.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 25, 2012, 03:31:32 AM
This seems to be utter insanity, but then again most things are and I heard alcohol.    Anyway the clear answer to your predicament CHill is to wear both shirts at the same time.   Also an eyepatch...and a bandolier..and weird stubble that never grows into a full beard yet you never shave away.   

You don't know what utter insanity is. Go read the pirate rpg question thread. That is utter insanity. And I like your idea. But how did you know of my facial hair condition? (wink smilie)
You also need to add a sombrero to that ensemble.
But its Wwindy tomorrow, it might blow away. And this is Chill, it would be a 10 gallon cowboy hat.

This makes me want to revive the Pirate RPG.

Anyways, off to go shoot some vermin off the ranch. Can't have those dog-spiders invadin', now can we?
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: JonRock411 on October 25, 2012, 03:32:32 AM
Disregard what I said. It is madness. It will fry your brain. Don't do it man. Just say NO.

But...pirates.

Those who lived by coin and cutlass, sailing the seas, loyal only to themselves and maybe their crew, sometimes.    

Those who are vastly overlooked in the world of fantasy.

Pirates, as in one of the most awesome groups of people in history.



Anyway my brain's already fried.  
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 25, 2012, 03:36:37 AM
Pirates, as in one of the most awesome groups of people in history.

So, what are your views on hobbits?
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: JonRock411 on October 25, 2012, 03:43:18 AM
Pirates, as in one of the most awesome groups of people in history.

So, what are your views on hobbits?

They're alright but rather boring overall,  anyway nothing can beat a pirate. 
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 25, 2012, 03:51:35 AM
Pirates, as in one of the most awesome groups of people in history.

So, what are your views on hobbits?

They're alright but rather boring overall,  anyway nothing can beat a pirate. 

He may do, Lor.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: JonRock411 on October 25, 2012, 03:55:48 AM
Pirates, as in one of the most awesome groups of people in history.

So, what are your views on hobbits?

They're alright but rather boring overall,  anyway nothing can beat a pirate. 

He may do, Lor.

Eh?

Now, pirate hobbits on the other hand,  that's a whole different story.   Granted that goes against the nature of a hobbit in the first place, and Middle-Earth doesn't really have a large coastal trade that would create the merchant ships necessary to maintain the lifestyle.   

Hmm, I should see about working on my pirate novel again.   It's been a few months since I poked at that one. 
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Elfy on October 25, 2012, 04:43:22 AM
Pirates, as in one of the most awesome groups of people in history.

So, what are your views on hobbits?
Playing with the fire again, I see.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Jian on October 25, 2012, 07:47:57 AM
I think Jian has fallen asleep behind the bar - so I will make it for you. Captain Morgan's okay?  
(And did you recognise me this time?  It's not going to end with me thinking I was blanked by a group of foreign exchange students like last time we were in a tavern together? )

Slander! Lies! I've just been uh... -wipes drool off his sleeve- Ahem.

I can't make a cocktail, but I can pour a killer glass of apple juice. Any takers?
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Elfy on October 25, 2012, 08:02:40 AM
I think Jian has fallen asleep behind the bar - so I will make it for you. Captain Morgan's okay?  
(And did you recognise me this time?  It's not going to end with me thinking I was blanked by a group of foreign exchange students like last time we were in a tavern together? )

Slander! Lies! I've just been uh... -wipes drool off his sleeve- Ahem.

I can't make a cocktail, but I can pour a killer glass of apple juice. Any takers?
But can you pull a beer, son?
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Jian on October 25, 2012, 08:08:46 AM
I think Jian has fallen asleep behind the bar - so I will make it for you. Captain Morgan's okay?  
(And did you recognise me this time?  It's not going to end with me thinking I was blanked by a group of foreign exchange students like last time we were in a tavern together? )

Slander! Lies! I've just been uh... -wipes drool off his sleeve- Ahem.

I can't make a cocktail, but I can pour a killer glass of apple juice. Any takers?
But can you pull a beer, son?

Aye! -slides a beer bottle across the bar and into Elfy's open hand-

-sips apple juice in the dark-

So how's everyone this fine morning?
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Senescence on October 25, 2012, 08:10:16 AM
Ah, a tavern. Now this looks like a grand place to have a conversation.

Then, Senescence would enter the tavern further and search for a nice, wooden booth. He was followed by two old men, a middle-aged man and a kid in his twenties. Of course, only he could see these four followers. What a crazy man he was himself!

And now, I believe I'll have some nice brandy with my coffee. Don't you agree, Nate? Oh, of course you do.

Jian, hurry up that joe. I'm getting thirsty.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Jian on October 25, 2012, 08:12:08 AM
Ah, a tavern. Now this looks like a grand place to have a conversation.

Then, Senescence would enter the tavern further and search for a nice, wooden booth. He was followed by two old men, a middle-aged man and a kid in his twenties. Of course, only he could see these four followers. What a crazy man he was himself!

And now, I believe I'll have some nice brandy with my coffee. Don't you agree, Nate? Oh, of course you do.

Jian, hurry up that joe. I'm getting thirsty.

-hands Senescence a bottle of Peach Ice Tea- It's good for you. Coffee kills you, you know?
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Senescence on October 25, 2012, 08:13:22 AM
Ah, a tavern. Now this looks like a grand place to have a conversation.

Then, Senescence would enter the tavern further and search for a nice, wooden booth. He was followed by two old men, a middle-aged man and a kid in his twenties. Of course, only he could see these four followers. What a crazy man he was himself!

And now, I believe I'll have some nice brandy with my coffee. Don't you agree, Nate? Oh, of course you do.

Jian, hurry up that joe. I'm getting thirsty.

-hands Senescence a bottle of Peach Ice Tea- It's good for you. Coffee kills you, you know?

Oh, come on, man! At least give me Raspberry Iced Tea. It's my favorite flavor. Oh, and mind you, coffee also blinds you! Only caffeinated coffee, that is.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Jian on October 25, 2012, 08:21:53 AM
We're out of that flavor, good sir! -turns around, and starts drinking a Raspberry flavored Iced Tea from the refrigerator- Ahh. Love this flavor.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Senescence on October 25, 2012, 08:24:48 AM
-Puts on his metagame aviator shades, (they're bind-on-equip)- I know what you're doing!

-Jumps out of the booth, front-flipping over the counter and reaching into the fridge for a raspberry iced tea.-

I believe I'm more qualified to be behind the counter, Mr. Bartender.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Jian on October 25, 2012, 08:26:53 AM
-Puts on his metagame aviator shades, (they're bind-on-equip)- I know what you're doing!

-Jumps out of the booth, front-flipping over the counter and reaching into the fridge for a raspberry iced tea.-

I believe I'm more qualified to be behind the counter, Mr. Bartender.

-elbows Senescence in the crotch as he is flipping for he is wearing Omniscient Contact Lenses-

You're out of line there, buddy! -breaks the plastic bottle of raspberry juice over the counter, and holds it like a sharp object toward Senescence- Wanna tussle with me? Huh? Do you?!
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Senescence on October 25, 2012, 08:32:33 AM
-Puts on his metagame aviator shades, (they're bind-on-equip)- I know what you're doing!

-Jumps out of the booth, front-flipping over the counter and reaching into the fridge for a raspberry iced tea.-

I believe I'm more qualified to be behind the counter, Mr. Bartender.

-elbows Senescence in the crotch as he is flipping for he is wearing Omniscient Contact Lenses-

You're out of line there, buddy! -breaks the plastic bottle of raspberry juice over the counter, and holds it like a sharp object toward Senescence- Wanna tussle with me? Huh? Do you?!

-Cringes as the blow lands on his nether regions, muttering 'Oh, grace...' as he stands up and attempts to brush it off while meeting Jian's eyes.-

A tussle, huh? Well, how sweet the sound.

-Makes an attempt to grab the hand with the harmless plastic bottle and steps forward ferociously, thrusting his left palm towards Jian while muttering softly.- Was blind, but now... I see.

-Then a hidden blade would eject from my palm, aimed just so carefully for that carotid artery upon Jian's neck.-
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Jian on October 25, 2012, 08:34:51 AM
On second thought, I really don't. I have this back condition; it's called scoliosis, ever heard of it? And my doctor says I shouldn't do anything that might result in me ending up dead. So, let's call it a truce, and I'll give you that uh... Lemon flavored peach ice tea. What do you say?
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Senescence on October 25, 2012, 08:35:47 AM
-Shrugs.- Violence is pretty cliche in taverns, don't you agree? Besides, I like lemon.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Jian on October 25, 2012, 08:38:33 AM
And hidden blades from video games even more so. -sits behind the bar, and resumes drinking his now lukewarm apple juice-

So, where'd you get that hidden blade of yours?
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Senescence on October 25, 2012, 08:40:40 AM
Ah, yeah. I borrowed that. It's sentimental, belonged to a really cool dead guy that did a lot of parkour.

-Sips lemon peach flavored iced tea, because who knows what kind of insane bastard came up with that flavor.-
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: xiagan on October 25, 2012, 09:14:02 AM
If you have to wear one, wear the 2nd one, ...
Arry doesn't want you to wear a shirt, C.Hill. ;)

Jian, you able to make me a decent chocolate milk with cream and a shot of Kahlúa?
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Jian on October 25, 2012, 09:16:50 AM
Ah, yeah. I borrowed that. It's sentimental, belonged to a really cool dead guy that did a lot of parkour.

-Sips lemon peach flavored iced tea, because who knows what kind of insane bastard came up with that flavor.-

Let me guess, you took it off of him after he missed a step?

-passes Xiagan a tall glass of chocolate milk with a shot of Kahlua- Thanks to That's 70' Show, I know what Kahlua is, but we're out of cream, sorry.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: xiagan on October 25, 2012, 09:18:20 AM
*while Xiagan is waiting for his chocolate milk, he walks over to the jukebox and selects Monta - Good Morning Stranger*

Monta - Good Morning Stranger (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkayPJYoaJ4#)
/me nods appreciatively to Jian.
"Don't worry, I'd never complain about a tavern that serves free drinks." ;)
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: simonster on October 25, 2012, 09:19:39 AM
If you have to wear one, wear the 2nd one, in the mean time, I'm backing away, moving slowly over to the other side of the bar. Maybe simonster has room at his table. :P

To be honest, if I'd known it was going to be this type of tavern, I'd've stayed at home.

According to the Fantasy Tavern Guide 2009, this is supposed to be "a good place to sit silently in the shadows, with a hood half covering your face, cultivating an air of dark mystery."

I guess it's changed management since then.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: xiagan on October 25, 2012, 09:23:29 AM
According to the Fantasy Tavern Guide 2009, this is supposed to be "a good place to sit silently in the shadows, with a hood half covering your face, cultivating an air of dark mystery."
Oh, that's only on Saturdays. It's quite a multifaceted tavern.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Arry on October 25, 2012, 09:30:24 AM
If you have to wear one, wear the 2nd one, in the mean time, I'm backing away, moving slowly over to the other side of the bar. Maybe simonster has room at his table. :P

To be honest, if I'd known it was going to be this type of tavern, I'd've stayed at home.

According to the Fantasy Tavern Guide 2009, this is supposed to be "a good place to sit silently in the shadows, with a hood half covering your face, cultivating an air of dark mystery."

I guess it's changed management since then.

Sorry, the light cast into your hood from your phone killed the 'dark and mysterious hooded figure' a bit. ;) Now that I know, I will find another place over that way. Especially if Chill starts taking off all his shirts :P
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: simonster on October 25, 2012, 09:44:40 AM
Especially if Chill starts taking off all his shirts :P

Huh?  Male strippers?  Again?

What is it with the taverns around here...?
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: T.Trian on October 25, 2012, 11:28:35 AM
*walks in, hands in the pockets of a travel-worn M65, and looks around before heading to the jukebox with the spirit of the thread in mind*

Tool - Hush (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT3nrkPdbG4#)

Ba' 'eep *removes tongue from cheek* Barkeep, what's your whiskey selection like? Got something from the Islays? In the meantime pour me a glass of milk.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Nestat on October 25, 2012, 12:26:37 PM
Pirates, as in one of the most awesome groups of people in history.

So, what are your views on hobbits?

If you write a pirate story, you have to include a thinking ship to Hobb it.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: shep5377 on October 25, 2012, 12:35:38 PM
Hi there Jian.

I notice your fine establishment is severly lacking in the minstral department.

May I offer my services? I play a mean harp and all I'd ask for is a meal and a pallet for the night. I've never been sure what a pallet is exactly, but I'd like to find out.

Oh, and if a red headed lutist comes in here asking for work, turn him away would you? Good lad.

I'll have a mug of warmed wine.

Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Jian on October 25, 2012, 12:40:23 PM
Hi there Jian.

I notice your fine establishment is severly lacking in the minstral department.

May I offer my services? I play a mean harp and all I'd ask for is a meal and a pallet for the night. I've never been sure what a pallet is exactly, but I'd like to find out.

Oh, and if a red headed lutist comes in here asking for work, turn him away would you? Good lad.

I'll have a mug of warmed wine.



Oh, sure. Welcome to the Tavern, Sir Shephard. I'm afraid I can't spare a pallet, but I can spare a manger. Get it yourself and I'll give you three pence for for wages after a day's work.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: JonRock411 on October 25, 2012, 02:50:03 PM
You know this tavern was a lot saner when I first entered.   Not by much mind you.    Also, we don't need minstrels,  all they're good for is when you run out of food and have to go all Donner party on them.    Not that anyone would care, mind you.    I mean, they're minstrels.   These music types, what with their running up to you during assassinations and begging for money  and skipping over all the good parts of stories so they can tell you in detail about how they got laid more than you as a teenager.     

Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Noona on October 25, 2012, 07:28:22 PM
Evening taveners.
I should be out learning a foreign language, spending my evening profitably, but it's half-term, so I may as well hang around in yon (fictional) tavern.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: xiagan on October 25, 2012, 07:59:30 PM
The forum is not working as it should, so why not sit in the tavern and wait for it to work again?
I take some Apple Cider this time, Jian. Oh, and if you get tired, just tell us and somebody else can work the counter.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Jian on October 25, 2012, 08:34:20 PM
-passes Xiagan a glass of apple cider- Not at all. Hey, someone order a glass of milk or something? It's getting warmer!

-eats a burger- I'll leave the grill to someone else. Any takers?
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: xiagan on October 25, 2012, 09:01:30 PM
Pirates, as in one of the most awesome groups of people in history.

So, what are your views on hobbits?

If you write a pirate story, you have to include a thinking ship to Hobb it.
This is the best/worst pun I heard all week, by the way. Congratulations. :D
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Nighteyes on October 25, 2012, 09:14:23 PM
The prize for best pun of the week goes to Nestat!


(http://www.uksignboards.com/images/signextra/avery/beercan/1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Nighteyes on October 25, 2012, 09:15:25 PM
I don't think Jian really understands the drinks policy at this bar ... I am putting Xiagen behind the bar now.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Jian on October 25, 2012, 09:18:33 PM
I don't think Jian really understands the drinks policy at this bar ... I am putting Xiagen behind the bar now.

Traitor! -is escorted from the bar by security- You will rue this day!

But uh, I'm rather thirsty. Mind giving me some Peach Ice Tea mixed with apple juice, Xiagen? Thank ya very much. -slips poison into Hound's drink- No hard feelings, ey?
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Nighteyes on October 25, 2012, 09:24:37 PM
I don't think Jian really understands the drinks policy at this bar ... I am putting Xiagen behind the bar now.

Traitor! -is escorted from the bar by security- You will rue this day!

But uh, I'm rather thirsty. Mind giving me some Peach Ice Tea mixed with apple juice, Xiagen? Thank ya very much. -slips poison into Hound's drink- No hard feelings, ey?

I wasn't telling you to leave!  Just wanted some harder alcohol being served.  Bring him back security!  And Windy, what the hell are you doing drinking my drink?  Tight fisted Scotsman!
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Nighteyes on October 25, 2012, 09:30:05 PM
The entertainment in this tavern has really gone downhill ...


GANDALF STYLE - Parody of PSY - GANGNAM STYLE (?????) M/V (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M660rjNCH0A#ws)
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: xiagan on October 25, 2012, 09:38:59 PM
I'm really not fit for barkeeping tonight. Good thing I have a Plan B up my sleeve.
/me pours a double round of pangalactic gargleblasters for everybody in the bar, then leaves to catch some sleep.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Francis Knight on October 25, 2012, 10:19:39 PM
Don't mind me - I'll just be over here with my illicit jug of tequila, dancing the hula on that table.

Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 25, 2012, 10:42:37 PM
*sips sweet tea in corner, waiting for someone to start a random conversation*

And no, I'm not a male stripper. I don't care what those Yankiees tell you.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Nighteyes on October 25, 2012, 10:50:38 PM
I'm still mind blown by gangnam style Gandalf.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Jeni on October 25, 2012, 11:24:56 PM
*Wanders into the tv lounge with a mug of hot chocolate (topped up with spiced rum ;)) to watch the rest of the Crime Thriller Awards*
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: JonRock411 on October 26, 2012, 12:40:12 AM
*sips sweet tea in corner, waiting for someone to start a random conversation*

And no, I'm not a male stripper. I don't care what those Yankiees tell you.

Shame.  :D

This bar needs more taverny things.   Namely mead, mercenaries with less than appealing skin conditions, mead, a dark corner for the resident cloaked stranger, mead and most important of all

ALE.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: AlmightyZael on October 26, 2012, 02:54:38 AM
Okay, everyone.

Everybody sit down and keep your hands where I can see them.

You wanted mercenaries? You want bar fights and questionable allegations of sexist remarks thrown wildly across the room?

Then lets do this.

Bring me an ale, bring me the sweetest mead you have, and somebody, somebody challenge me to a fight to question my dominance!

I'm legally obliged to warn you I practiced the magical arts in a high tower just north of France...just sayin'.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 26, 2012, 03:03:41 AM
*waves gun at Zael*

Can I shoot the fluffer?
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: JonRock411 on October 26, 2012, 04:47:34 AM
*waves gun at Zael*

Can I shoot the fluffer?

I really hope you are not using the word in the way I commonly see that word used.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Jeni on October 26, 2012, 08:28:28 AM
*waves gun at Zael*

Can I shoot the fluffer?

I really hope you are not using the word in the way I commonly see that word used.

Lol, he isn't!
When we were doing the pirate rpg thing over the summer someone started using 'fluff' instead of the usual swear word and  it has kind of caught on - there be a few young-un's in these ere fora so it is a way of swearing without using an actual swear word - that way we lessen the risk of offending people that dont like harsh  language, and if the younger members do pick up on the word 'fluff' and it starts sneaking into their vocabulary, they won't get into (as much? :P) trouble with their parents! We would hate for them to stop using this site because their parents thought we were encouraging them to swear, but obviously, as adults, most of us will let the odd swear word slip into a post sooner or later so if that word happens to be fluff then hopefully the context the word is used in will make it understood to be a swear word, but not upset anyone.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: xiagan on October 26, 2012, 08:44:27 AM
*waves gun at Zael*

Can I shoot the fluffer?

I really hope you are not using the word in the way I commonly see that word used.
The commonly meaning is dying out anyways, thanks to viagra. ;)

*Xiagan looks at half of the still untouched glasses of pangalactic gargleblasters. "Sissies." he murmured.
He looks at Zael and gives him honeyed tea. It's not as if the boy would notice the difference to Mead anyways.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: shep5377 on October 26, 2012, 09:05:59 AM
I've ha four of these gargleblasters and I don't feel any diffe*thump*
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: AlmightyZael on October 26, 2012, 04:44:02 PM
Now, now, Chillywilly. You know what happens when you fire your guns in my presence...
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Nighteyes on October 26, 2012, 05:37:13 PM
Chill is firing blanks so no need to stress out. 
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Lor on October 26, 2012, 06:16:46 PM
I vote we hire Nigella Lawson as our chef.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: JonRock411 on October 26, 2012, 07:14:34 PM
*waves gun at Zael*

Can I shoot the fluffer?

I really hope you are not using the word in the way I commonly see that word used.

Lol, he isn't!
When we were doing the pirate rpg thing over the summer someone started using 'fluff' instead of the usual swear word and  it has kind of caught on - there be a few young-un's in these ere fora so it is a way of swearing without using an actual swear word - that way we lessen the risk of offending people that dont like harsh  language, and if the younger members do pick up on the word 'fluff' and it starts sneaking into their vocabulary, they won't get into (as much? :P) trouble with their parents! We would hate for them to stop using this site because their parents thought we were encouraging them to swear, but obviously, as adults, most of us will let the odd swear word slip into a post sooner or later so if that word happens to be fluff then hopefully the context the word is used in will make it understood to be a swear word, but not upset anyone.

Ah, I see.

Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: AlmightyZael on October 26, 2012, 08:23:35 PM
Jeni... You simplified my claim to fame on this forum ;D

It's nice to know I've left an impression outside of the FF-sphere :D
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 26, 2012, 08:31:42 PM
Chill is firing blanks so no need to stress out. 

Wait? Who switched them to blanks?
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Lor on October 26, 2012, 08:50:01 PM
Chill is firing blanks so no need to stress out. 

Wait? Who switched them to blanks?

safety first!

Also, you may want to see a doctor about that.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: shep5377 on October 27, 2012, 12:22:20 AM
Chill is firing blanks so no need to stress out. 

Wait? Who switched them to blanks?

safety first!

Also, you may want to see a doctor about that.

It's a bit late if blanks are already being fired. :(
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Elfy on October 27, 2012, 03:51:23 AM
We really need a darts board and a billiards table in here. It may cut down on the gunplay in the main bar.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Nighteyes on October 27, 2012, 03:17:10 PM
I asked Chill to buy a table but I think he misunderstood.

(http://www.christies.com/lotfinderimages/d38199/d3819986r.jpg)
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Elfy on October 28, 2012, 01:21:46 AM
I asked Chill to buy a table but I think he misunderstood.

(http://www.christies.com/lotfinderimages/d38199/d3819986r.jpg)
It must be the accent, hound.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 28, 2012, 01:29:00 AM
Well, it was better than the first table I was going to get.

http://funniest-place.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/weird-tables-08.jpg (http://funniest-place.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/weird-tables-08.jpg)
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Elfy on October 28, 2012, 01:39:38 AM
Well, it was better than the first table I was going to get.

http://funniest-place.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/weird-tables-08.jpg (http://funniest-place.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/weird-tables-08.jpg)
Be a pretty ordinary game of snooker on that one, mate.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Jeni on October 28, 2012, 03:02:17 PM
I'd like a thermos of tea, a round of cheese and pickle sandwiches wrapped in tin foil, a new notebook & pen and a kagoul please barkeep. :)

*sits by window and continues spam-spotting*
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 28, 2012, 07:39:24 PM
Since my billiards table didn't go as well as I planned it, I decided to buy a dartboard for the place.

(http://rlv.zcache.com/gray_squirrel_dartboard-rf00dd0eb311f46bf9fb0ff03e1925691_fomu6_328.jpg?rlvnet=1&bg=0xFFFFFF)

And for my lefty friends.

(http://rlv.zcache.com/mitt_romney_dartboard_with_darts-rf619f9460055459fb031485c366a52fb_fomu6_328.jpg?rlvnet=1&bg=0xFFFFFF)
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Nighteyes on October 28, 2012, 07:51:42 PM
Since my billiards table didn't go as well as I planned it, I decided to buy a dartboard for the place.

(http://rlv.zcache.com/gray_squirrel_dartboard-rf00dd0eb311f46bf9fb0ff03e1925691_fomu6_328.jpg?rlvnet=1&bg=0xFFFFFF)

And for my lefty friends.

(http://rlv.zcache.com/mitt_romney_dartboard_with_darts-rf619f9460055459fb031485c366a52fb_fomu6_328.jpg?rlvnet=1&bg=0xFFFFFF)

Just choked on my beer sniggering at those.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Lor on October 28, 2012, 08:07:49 PM
Hound! Why are you drinking on a school night?

And who's behind the bar tonight? I'm in the mood for a cheeky vimto.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: AlmightyZael on October 28, 2012, 08:37:42 PM
Throw darts at the guy, by all means. But not the poor squirrel!
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: shep5377 on October 28, 2012, 08:53:55 PM
Hound! Why are you drinking on a school night?

And who's behind the bar tonight? I'm in the mood for a cheeky vimto.

My shift tonight, but we only serve Vimto dynamites here.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 28, 2012, 08:58:51 PM
Hound! Why are you drinking on a school night?

And who's behind the bar tonight? I'm in the mood for a cheeky vimto.

My shift tonight, but we only serve Vimto dynamites here.

Off to go boycott the place.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Lor on October 28, 2012, 09:00:08 PM
Hound! Why are you drinking on a school night?

And who's behind the bar tonight? I'm in the mood for a cheeky vimto.

My shift tonight, but we only serve Vimto dynamites here.

what is this bollocks? Next you'll be telling me I can't get a dark and stormy.

Fine, pint of Stamford Press please.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: AlmightyZael on October 28, 2012, 09:02:43 PM
I don't know if any of you have tried it, but Kingstone Rosey cider is bloody lovely!
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: shep5377 on October 28, 2012, 09:14:46 PM
Fine, pint of press it is. Anyone else while I'm at the pumps?
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Lor on October 28, 2012, 09:15:05 PM
I want some pork scratchings too!
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: shep5377 on October 28, 2012, 09:19:19 PM
I want some pork scratchings too!

That I can do. Made them myself the other day. You'll have to burn the hairs off over the candle, but they're really tasty.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Lor on October 28, 2012, 09:27:11 PM
I want some pork scratchings too!

That I can do. Made them myself the other day. You'll have to burn the hairs off over the candle, but they're really tasty.

omnomnomnom.

I could make them over the fire in our bar. If someone lights it for me, because I spent half an hour failing the other day.

And yes, I have an actual bar. We have a hottub too :D
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Nighteyes on October 28, 2012, 09:42:43 PM
Can we all get off twitter and get in here?  That's madness what's going on out there!

Also WILL SOMEONE GET ME A FLUFFING FANTA?
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Arry on October 28, 2012, 09:43:56 PM
The burning pork hairs kinda scared me off the Tavern, but I guess I'll step in. Try out a dart board, which means half the room should clear out.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 28, 2012, 09:45:08 PM
*ducks under table with sweet tea*
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: xiagan on October 28, 2012, 09:45:42 PM
The burning pork hairs kinda scared me off the Tavern, but I guess I'll step in. Try out a dart board, which means half the room should clear out.
What? I thought you were a bullseye with throwing knives?
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Lor on October 28, 2012, 09:46:07 PM
Can we all get off twitter and get in here?  That's madness what's going on out there!

Also WILL SOMEONE GET ME A FLUFFING FANTA?

stop yelling or you're out on your ear, Sunshine!

Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Nighteyes on October 28, 2012, 09:46:18 PM
*finishes off painting a sign which reads The King's Paws*
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: xiagan on October 28, 2012, 09:47:09 PM
Guys, I got a reply from King Leonidas to my "This is madness, this it twitter!" :D
Quote
KingLeonidas ?@KingLeonidaz_
@xiaiswriting MADNESS...? This is SPARTA!
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Nighteyes on October 28, 2012, 09:48:52 PM
Guys, I got a reply from King Leonidas to my "This is madness, this it twitter!" :D
Quote
KingLeonidas ?@KingLeonidaz_
@xiaiswriting MADNESS...? This is SPARTA!

I had a tweet from Basil Fawlty the other day.  Amazing how these fictional/ historical characters find the time.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Noona on October 28, 2012, 09:49:05 PM
I stopped replying on twitter because I couldn't remember all the usernames - also no space.
My laptop won't turn on, so this is my first visit to the faction today - it's different!
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Noona on October 28, 2012, 09:51:10 PM
Guys, I got a reply from King Leonidas to my "This is madness, this it twitter!" :D
Quote
KingLeonidas ?@KingLeonidaz_
@xiaiswriting MADNESS...? This is SPARTA!

I had a tweet from Basil Fawlty the other day.  Amazing how these fictional/ historical characters find the time.

I got tweeted by the spanish inquisition, that was surprising!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 28, 2012, 09:51:34 PM
I don't like it.

(http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/andy_little_britain.jpg)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Arry on October 28, 2012, 09:52:02 PM
I tried to reply to a tweet and it was -3 characters just from the names.
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: xiagan on October 28, 2012, 09:52:54 PM
Guys, I got a reply from King Leonidas to my "This is madness, this it twitter!" :D
Quote
KingLeonidas ?@KingLeonidaz_
@xiaiswriting MADNESS...? This is SPARTA!

I had a tweet from Basil Fawlty the other day.  Amazing how these fictional/ historical characters find the time.

I got tweeted by the spanish inquisition, that was surprising!
Nobody expects the Spanish inquisition!
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Nighteyes on October 28, 2012, 09:53:12 PM
Guys, I got a reply from King Leonidas to my "This is madness, this it twitter!" :D
Quote
KingLeonidas ?@KingLeonidaz_
@xiaiswriting MADNESS...? This is SPARTA!

I had a tweet from Basil Fawlty the other day.  Amazing how these fictional/ historical characters find the time.

I got tweeted by the spanish inquisition, that was surprising!

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 28, 2012, 09:53:53 PM
Me and Xiagen are synchronized... Much like Cat and Kryten.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on October 28, 2012, 09:55:15 PM
Me and Xiagen are synchronized... Much like Cat and Kryten.
We just have good taste.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Noona on October 28, 2012, 09:56:15 PM
I certainly didn't!
Bloody inquisition, them and their comfy cushions.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 28, 2012, 10:02:00 PM
The weirdest tweet I had was from a supporter from pastor Terry Jones telling me he was a great man and that Islam was evil.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on October 28, 2012, 10:10:29 PM
Glad to see that my new local now has a name.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: shep5377 on October 28, 2012, 10:22:35 PM
Glad to see that my new local now has a name.

I like it. Nice and easy to remember when you're steaming drunk.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Hoosay on October 28, 2012, 11:07:41 PM
I haven't read the first 10 pages (that's just how I roll), why does the King have paws?

Is it something to do with badgers again?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 28, 2012, 11:10:04 PM
The King's Arms is a popular name for taverns/ pubs in Britain, and if a witch's cat, a badger or a Hound was king, well he would have paws.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Arry on October 28, 2012, 11:10:45 PM
I haven't read the first 10 pages (that's just how I roll), why does the King have paws?

Is it something to do with badgers again?
He became King by collecting the most badger paws. He has made a cape of them. Proof he has dominated and suppressed the uprising of Badger Illuminate.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 28, 2012, 11:30:28 PM
The King's Arms is a popular name for taverns/ pubs in Britain, and if a witch's cat, a badger or a Hound was king, well he would have paws.

You don't get to be king, because us Scots would suffer. :D
Title: Re: The Tavern
Post by: Hoosay on October 29, 2012, 12:08:07 AM
Guys, I got a reply from King Leonidas to my "This is madness, this it twitter!" :D
Quote
KingLeonidas ?@KingLeonidaz_
@xiaiswriting MADNESS...? This is SPARTA!

I had a tweet from Basil Fawlty the other day.  Amazing how these fictional/ historical characters find the time.

I got tweeted by Harold Bishop from Neighbours (the character not the actor who plays him).
I'd tweeted about seeing the woman who played Madge on a plane and he replied. Which means some saddo is sitting their searching for tweets about Neighbours, or Madge or Harold and replying to them in character (except his version of Harold seems to be an alcoholic sex fiend).
I don't mind parody accounts when they're funny, but usually the humour wears thin fairly quickly, but this guy wasn't paticularly funny, just a bit sad. Why would anyone bother?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on October 29, 2012, 12:11:48 AM
And the name has a double meaning: The King's Pause.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Hoosay on October 29, 2012, 12:13:59 AM
The King's Arms is a popular name for taverns/ pubs in Britain, and if a witch's cat, a badger or a Hound was king, well he would have paws.
Well this all checks out*, as you were.




*we're all just pretending not to know that it's not those kind of arms, right?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on October 29, 2012, 12:15:33 AM
Any update on the dartboard or the billiard table? Where's the motorised bronco?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 29, 2012, 01:16:05 AM
Chill is in charge of the entertainments since nobody appreciated the oversized Jenga set.  He bought some dartboards which have proved successful though someone has given Mitt a Hitler tash and a sp**king c**k sticking out of his forehead.  I knew I should have put my marker pens away. 
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 29, 2012, 01:57:23 AM
Not necessarily entertainment, but I found a cool clock I like.

(http://ybcraftsmen.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/steampunkclockforkerry.jpg)

I am taking suggestions for any entertainment.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on October 29, 2012, 02:21:04 AM
I'm all with Lor's suggestion of hiring Nigella Lawson as the cook. We can open the kitchen up and film her next show from there, that should be pretty entertaining.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on October 29, 2012, 09:08:06 AM
The King's Arms is a popular name for taverns/ pubs in Britain, and if a witch's cat, a badger or a Hound was king, well he would have paws.
A-Ha!

Cool clock, C.Hill. There's a site where we can find some more steampunk furnitures (http://www.artfire.com/nosh/steampunk-furniture/) for this establishment.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: simonster on October 29, 2012, 10:25:19 AM
Does this place have WiFi?
If I can log in remotely from here then I can skip going into the office today.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on October 29, 2012, 10:30:06 AM
I'm all with Lor's suggestion of hiring Nigella Lawson as the cook. We can open the kitchen up and film her next show from there, that should be pretty entertaining.

Wait, who?  ???

I must admit, I like the new name, it's very unassuming.  Less chance of injury then, needs more drinks though.    Also a smoking section, I could use a cigarette right now.   
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jian on October 29, 2012, 10:34:38 AM
I vote for Gordon Ramsay as the new cook. He's just incredible.  ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Idlewilder on October 29, 2012, 10:42:24 AM
Anyone for an ale?

http://www.firebox.com/product/5587/Discworld-Ales?itc=383&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MYSTERYBOX_483&src_t=nwt&src_id=483&via=NL_row&NL_pos=3
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: simonster on October 29, 2012, 10:43:13 AM
I vote for Gordon Ramsay as the new cook. He's just incredible.  ;D

Someone would have to explain the "fluffing" convention to him.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 11:03:23 AM
I'm all with Lor's suggestion of hiring Nigella Lawson as the cook. We can open the kitchen up and film her next show from there, that should be pretty entertaining.

Wait, who?  ???

I must admit, I like the new name, it's very unassuming.  Less chance of injury then, needs more drinks though.    Also a smoking section, I could use a cigarette right now.   

This is Nigella:

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma2stj8Uxc1ropuito1_500.jpg)

Admittedly, we don't always watch her for her cooking abilities...
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 29, 2012, 11:06:21 AM
I want Farah Quinn:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AESXzjAXRsI/TpuLjADdDzI/AAAAAAAAAGE/SV6hEWsrbnE/s1600/Farah-Quinn-seksi-chef-10.jpg)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 11:08:33 AM
Does she actually cook?

And Nigella is way hotter dude, come on!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jian on October 29, 2012, 11:10:03 AM
I stand by my vote, much as it pains me!

Gordon Ramsay's been my hero since I watched him on youtube with my sis. Loved how he always screamed at the contestants of Hell's Kitchen. It felt right, you know?  :)

@Lor: Considering Farah Quinn is Asian and I am Asian, I have to say that she is quite attractive. Nigella's just average in comparison.  :P
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 11:14:49 AM
As a fellow Scot, I feel it my duty to call Gordon Ramsay a fluffing idiot ;)

And you don't understand what you're saying; there were other pics of Nigella I could have posted, but I'm supposed to lead by example...
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jian on October 29, 2012, 11:18:30 AM
(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/22205925.jpg)

Enough said. -washes his hands of this and walks away-
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on October 29, 2012, 11:31:33 AM
I'm all with Lor's suggestion of hiring Nigella Lawson as the cook. We can open the kitchen up and film her next show from there, that should be pretty entertaining.

Wait, who?  ???

I must admit, I like the new name, it's very unassuming.  Less chance of injury then, needs more drinks though.    Also a smoking section, I could use a cigarette right now.   

This is Nigella:

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma2stj8Uxc1ropuito1_500.jpg)

Admittedly, we don't always watch her for her cooking abilities...

Oh right, her.   The food porn lady.   Now I remember who she is,  I found her on TV Tropes once.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Noona on October 29, 2012, 12:05:50 PM
I've met Nigella and she was kind of rude.

She came to do a signing at my shop, ignored the staff there, and when there were only about ten people's books left to sign she left to go to her next event without speaking or apologising to the people waiting.
Our manager was spat at by a customer who didn't get signed - people go crazy for Nigella!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on October 29, 2012, 12:16:03 PM
To be perfectly honest, neither Farah or Nigella really seem that attractive to me,  just not my type.     

Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 12:39:57 PM
To be perfectly honest, neither Farah or Nigella really seem that attractive to me,  just not my type.     

you have to suggest an alternative, thems the rules.

Jian has given up and walked away though, so Ramsey's out.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jian on October 29, 2012, 12:49:46 PM
Hey! I never gave up. Ramsay is still in the running. I just washed my hands of all of your nominations for they were too ghastly to think of any longer!  :o

Ramsay shall win the November elections!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: K.Trian on October 29, 2012, 12:50:15 PM
I think I'll vote for the latter lady...

Also, is it still uncool not to drink alcohol? 'cause I could have apple juice, thx. *offers squirrels for payment*
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 12:57:13 PM
I think you'll find saying you're washing your hands of something implies you are giving up and want no future involvement in the discussion. So there :P I've been in this game longer than you, kid.

Also I would offer to be your cook, since apparently I can cook, but I don't know if i could cope with the weird dishes you lot would order.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Noona on October 29, 2012, 01:00:47 PM
Can we have the Hairy Bikers? I imagine they'd be a laugh.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: K.Trian on October 29, 2012, 01:02:36 PM
I think you'll find saying you're washing your hands of something implies you are giving up and want no future involvement in the discussion. So there :P I've been in this game longer than you, kid.

Also I would offer to be your cook, since apparently I can cook, but I don't know if i could cope with the weird dishes you lot would order.

Like lamprey?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 01:03:38 PM
Can we have the Hairy Bikers? I imagine they'd be a laugh.

I'm going to see them a week on friday, I'm well excited. This is definitely a better idea than Ramsey.

Lamprey? I could probably give it a go, I'm not scared of trying new things, i just don't think I fit the criteria of what we were looking for in a cook.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: K.Trian on October 29, 2012, 01:05:32 PM
Lamprey? I could probably give it a go, I'm not scared of trying new things, i just don't think I fit the criteria of what we were looking for in a cook.

Oh? I hear lampreys can cook killer blood pudding.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 01:08:41 PM
Now I want a black pudding piece. Anyone else?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Idlewilder on October 29, 2012, 01:10:33 PM
Now I want a black pudding piece. Anyone else?

A roll with a slice of Stornoway Black Pudding, back bacon and brown sauce. Mmm yes please!  :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 01:11:55 PM
Now I want a black pudding piece. Anyone else?

A roll with a slice of Stornoway Black Pudding, back bacon and brown sauce. Mmm yes please!  :)

Now you are talking my language! Proper pub grub! nom :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: K.Trian on October 29, 2012, 01:15:58 PM
Holy crap, that's an actual dish? Wow, cool.

Also, do Scots really eat haggis? Or was it invented just to unnerve tourists?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 01:17:32 PM
Holy crap, that's an actual dish? Wow, cool.

Also, do Scots really eat haggis? Or was it invented just to unnerve tourists?

we really eat haggis. Especially on January 25th, but there's something quite special about a haggis sandwich with flat irn bru on the side when you're badly hungover.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Idlewilder on October 29, 2012, 01:17:59 PM
Holy crap, that's an actual dish? Wow, cool.

Also, do Scots really eat haggis? Or was it invented just to unnerve tourists?

Yes we do, and yes it is brilliant. You haggis-haters don't know what you're missing!

Nothing quite like Haggis, Neeps and Tatties on January 25th. Started off with the the classic "To a Haggis" by Robert Burns
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 01:19:37 PM
I knew I had this in my Japan photos! Just the thing we need for Hound:

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h74/hymn_of_misery/053.jpg)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Idlewilder on October 29, 2012, 01:21:55 PM
Address To a Haggis
by Robert Burns


Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o' the pudding-race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm :
Weel are ye wordy o'a grace
As lang's my arm.

The groaning trencher there ye fill,
Your hurdies like a distant hill,
Your pin wad help to mend a mill
In time o'need,
While thro' your pores the dews distil
Like amber bead.

His knife see rustic Labour dight,
An' cut you up wi' ready sleight,
Trenching your gushing entrails bright,
Like ony ditch;
And then, O what a glorious sight,
Warm-reekin', rich!

Then, horn for horn, they stretch an' strive:
Deil tak the hindmost! on they drive,
Till a' their weel-swall'd kytes belyve
Are bent like drums;
Then auld Guidman, maist like to rive,
Bethankit! hums.

Is there that owre his French ragout
Or olio that wad staw a sow,
Or fricassee wad make her spew
Wi' perfect sconner,
Looks down wi' sneering, scornfu' view
On sic a dinner?

Poor devil! see him owre his trash,
As feckless as wither'd rash,
His spindle shank, a guid whip-lash;
His nieve a nit;
Thro' bloody flood or field to dash,
O how unfit!

But mark the Rustic, haggis-fed,
The trembling earth resounds his tread.
Clap in his walie nieve a blade,
He'll mak it whissle;
An' legs an' arms, an' heads will sned,
Like taps o' thrissle.

Ye Pow'rs, wha mak mankind your care,
And dish them out their bill o' fare,
Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware
That jaups in luggies;
But, if ye wish her gratefu' prayer
Gie her a haggis!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 01:25:58 PM
ooh, are having a Burns' Supper? We have to have a ceilidh too!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Noona on October 29, 2012, 01:29:06 PM
I'm happy with a ceilidh, but not so keen on Burns :P
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: K.Trian on October 29, 2012, 01:29:32 PM
Holy crap, that's an actual dish? Wow, cool.

Also, do Scots really eat haggis? Or was it invented just to unnerve tourists?

Yes we do, and yes it is brilliant. You haggis-haters don't know what you're missing!

Nothing quite like Haggis, Neeps and Tatties on January 25th. Started off with the the classic "To a Haggis" by Robert Burns

Uh-huh, so then I'll dare taste it if I venture to Scotland one of these days.

Or I could pre-order one now! Haggis and black pudding, please! (when we get the cook). I'll pay with squirrels o' silvery fur!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Idlewilder on October 29, 2012, 01:30:38 PM
Holy crap, that's an actual dish? Wow, cool.

Also, do Scots really eat haggis? Or was it invented just to unnerve tourists?

Yes we do, and yes it is brilliant. You haggis-haters don't know what you're missing!

Nothing quite like Haggis, Neeps and Tatties on January 25th. Started off with the the classic "To a Haggis" by Robert Burns

Uh-huh, so then I'll dare taste it if I venture to Scotland one of these days.

Or I could pre-order one now! Haggis and black pudding, please! (when we get the cook). I'll pay with squirrels o' silvery fur!

We pickle our squirrels in this tavern!  ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Idlewilder on October 29, 2012, 01:32:33 PM
I'm happy with a ceilidh, but not so keen on Burns :P

I'm not really that keen on Burns myself, I just thought it would be funny to see people squirm at trying to figure out the ye olde Scottish brogue.  :D

Though I do love Tam O'Shanter, and if anybody can find a good reading of it on YouTube, post it up. It's a great scary poem for Halloween.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 01:32:58 PM
If I was cook I'd make you things like this too:

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h74/hymn_of_misery/210502_10150169829274195_597369194_6802142_6256351_o1.jpg)

(I would like to point out I am in fact wearing a strapless top in that pic, because i get shite about it everytime I post it).
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Noona on October 29, 2012, 01:41:21 PM



I'm not really that keen on Burns myself, I just thought it would be funny to see people squirm at trying to figure out the ye olde Scottish brogue.  :D
 

Hehe, confusing people is always fun :D


Also, I can vouch for Lor's cakes, I vote she make cake for us all :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: K.Trian on October 29, 2012, 01:42:36 PM
Holy crap, that's an actual dish? Wow, cool.

Also, do Scots really eat haggis? Or was it invented just to unnerve tourists?

Yes we do, and yes it is brilliant. You haggis-haters don't know what you're missing!

Nothing quite like Haggis, Neeps and Tatties on January 25th. Started off with the the classic "To a Haggis" by Robert Burns

Uh-huh, so then I'll dare taste it if I venture to Scotland one of these days.

Or I could pre-order one now! Haggis and black pudding, please! (when we get the cook). I'll pay with squirrels o' silvery fur!

We pickle our squirrels in this tavern!  ;)

"Pickle me? Let's see you people try pickle me!"
(http://media.treehugger.com/assets/images/2011/10/army_squirrel.jpg)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Idlewilder on October 29, 2012, 01:43:18 PM

 I vote she make cake for us all :D

Seconded. Motion carried!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 29, 2012, 01:43:32 PM
OK gentlemen, who do you want to have the harder think about? Farah or Nigella?

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FCc4WM_FnP8/UAfYW0AA6xI/AAAAAAAAE3k/iEvacgrlLVs/s1600/farah7.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qIGuMJ7EUWw/TZfWPY5rhpI/AAAAAAAAFFY/gTsmT_HeMNM/s1600/Farah%2BQuinn%2B03.jpg)

(http://www.isysportal.com/images/flashalbum/flashalbum20/Isys-Farah-Quinn-02-2323.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sEbR4ij9NQo/T2Xc9efqpxI/AAAAAAAALfA/fJ4bDrht73o/s1600/Farah_Quinn_Hot_Sexy_Bikini_12.jpg)

And proof she cooks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QghPpEk3ZlM

*retreats to kennel for a long hard think*
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 01:45:08 PM
I take exception to that; why do you presume it is only men that may find her attractive, eh? :P
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 29, 2012, 01:54:25 PM
I take exception to that; why do you presume it is only men that may find her attractive, eh? :P

So who do you think is hotter? OI CHILL NO FIRING YOUR PISTOL IN THE TAVERN! Fluff sake, who is going to clean up the mess he made?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 01:56:19 PM
Hmm, maybe Nigella, since I suggested her in the first place? Daft Hound.

And I'm not cleaning up after Chill, it's my day off.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Idlewilder on October 29, 2012, 01:57:40 PM
Hmm, maybe Nigella, since I suggested her in the first place? Daft Hound.

Bad dog!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 29, 2012, 01:57:52 PM
Ha ha ha, you just sat in some of his mess!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 29, 2012, 01:58:38 PM
Hmm, maybe Nigella, since I suggested her in the first place? Daft Hound.

Bad dog!

Who would Windmeister unsheath his magical sword for?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jian on October 29, 2012, 02:01:02 PM
Out of spite, I vote neither!

But since Hound's looking rather lonely in the Farah side of the bar, I'm going to vote for Farah.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: K.Trian on October 29, 2012, 02:02:08 PM
In all fairness, shouldn't Gordon Ramsay suggested by Jian be one of the cook candidates too? And if there were some other candidates that I managed to miss...

And a lamprey suggested by me.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 02:03:48 PM
In all fairness, shouldn't Gordon Ramsay suggested by Jian be one of the cook candidates too? And if there were some other candidates that I managed to miss...

And a lamprey suggested by me.

Yeah, Jian walked out of the discussion.

And I think this has descended into which girl is hotter. Oops.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jian on October 29, 2012, 02:07:10 PM
Alright. Someone take out the Victoria Secret Catalogues so we can put it to a proper vote.  :P

For our bartender, btw, I vote for Desmond Miles from the Assassin's Creed franchise. You never actually see him bartend, but as long as it means I can ask him to teach me the ways of the Assassin, I'm all right with my Ice Tea tasting horrible.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 29, 2012, 02:08:10 PM
In all fairness, shouldn't Gordon Ramsay suggested by Jian be one of the cook candidates too? And if there were some other candidates that I managed to miss...

And a lamprey suggested by me.

Yeah, Jian walked out of the discussion.

And I think this has descended into which girl is hotter. Oops.

Ramsey was ruled out for language reasons.  And sorry but anyone who has seen Farah delicately removing a cheery from the top of a tart she has just cooked, and place it elegantly into her mouth to suck it *BANG*

Sorry my pistol just went off too. Was sure the safety was on. What was I saying?

yes, anyone who has seen Farah cook a Cherry tart knows what a great chef she is. 
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 02:31:29 PM
I think Windy is dodging giving an opinion.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 29, 2012, 03:04:14 PM
I think Windy is dodging giving an opinion.

Doesn't want to upset Lionwalker?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 03:12:34 PM
I think Windy is dodging giving an opinion.

Doesn't want to upset Lionwalker?

Too scared to disagree with me ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: shep5377 on October 29, 2012, 03:57:11 PM
Errm, why can't we have both?  ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 03:58:20 PM
Errm, why can't we have both?  ;)

That's just greedy :P
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: shep5377 on October 29, 2012, 04:03:45 PM
Errm, why can't we have both?  ;)

That's just greedy :P

And?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: K.Trian on October 29, 2012, 04:39:50 PM
What about this guy? At least he's more entertaining than either of those dauntingly pretty women.

(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/lastofthebenders/FreeRep13-k-BB/y-Bender-Cook.jpg)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 05:20:12 PM
There's spaghetti and meatballs on the menu here tonight.  £3 for a plate and a pint, bargain!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: simonster on October 29, 2012, 06:09:23 PM
There's spaghetti and meatballs on the menu here tonight.  £3 for a plate and a pint, bargain!

Veggie option?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 06:13:30 PM
There's spaghetti and meatballs on the menu here tonight.  £3 for a plate and a pint, bargain!

Veggie option?

Veggie lasagne sound good? I am open to suggestions if not.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: simonster on October 29, 2012, 06:44:07 PM
There's spaghetti and meatballs on the menu here tonight.  £3 for a plate and a pint, bargain!

Veggie option?

Veggie lasagne sound good? I am open to suggestions if not.

Thumbs up!
I'm glad not to have to go elsewhere for food, what with the rumours of werebadgers in the area.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: shep5377 on October 29, 2012, 08:16:46 PM

[/quote]

Thumbs up!
I'm glad not to have to go elsewhere for food, what with the rumours of werebadgers in the area.
[/quote]

WTF? That's it, where's my Shard blade?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 29, 2012, 08:59:33 PM
There's spaghetti and meatballs on the menu here tonight.  £3 for a plate and a pint, bargain!

Veggie option?

Veggie lasagne sound good? I am open to suggestions if not.

Thumbs up!
I'm glad not to have to go elsewhere for food, what with the rumours of werebadgers in the area.

Actually, I think they're wereweasels. And I thought I was firing blanks?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: simonster on October 29, 2012, 09:16:40 PM
Quote
Actually, I think they're wereweasels. And I thought I was firing blanks?

Oh, lordy.  That's put me right off my lasagne.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 29, 2012, 10:15:08 PM
Twitter craziness relocate here please:

Things we have learned: Francis Knight loves a good sexist gag, Elfy loves Summer Glau, Shep wishes he was a pirate, Arry is working on extending her knowledge of British colloquialisms, Windy has been thinking hard all afternoon about Farah.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: shep5377 on October 29, 2012, 10:18:07 PM
Twitter craziness relocate here please:

Things we have learned: Francis Knight loves a good sexist gag, Elfy loves Summer Glau, Shep wishes he was a pirate, Arry is working on extending her knowledge of British colloquialisms, Windy has been thinking hard all afternoon about Farah.

Lord help me I do. Me hearties.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 10:18:34 PM
And Hound ignores me in pubs apparently. How ironic. /sarcasm
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 29, 2012, 10:19:20 PM
Twitter craziness relocate here please:

Things we have learned: Francis Knight loves a good sexist gag, Elfy loves Summer Glau, Shep wishes he was a pirate, Arry is working on extending her knowledge of British colloquialisms, Windy has been thinking hard all afternoon about Farah.

Lord help me I do. Me hearties.

Pfft. Can't even speak proper pirate.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Francis Knight on October 29, 2012, 10:21:38 PM


Things we have learned: Francis Knight loves a good sexist gag,

Only the right sort of sexist gag. Which is usually too rude for these forums. I tend to default to smut....

PS: I am now rewatching the Worm That Turned, curse you! Take away men's trousers and what do they have left? Two lumps and a sponge finger...



Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 29, 2012, 10:22:54 PM
Been watching In the Thick Of It - I want to be Malcolm Tucker.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 10:23:43 PM
Wonder how long it will take him to acknowledge me? I'm just going to crack out the sake in the meantime.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 29, 2012, 10:25:45 PM
Hey Lor, if I head up to Scotland, will I have to eat haggis?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 10:26:40 PM
Hey Lor, if I head up to Scotland, will I have to eat haggis?

You'll have to try it at least once. that and black pudding. Idlewilder will back me up.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Arry on October 29, 2012, 10:29:35 PM
There's spaghetti and meatballs on the menu here tonight.  £3 for a plate and a pint, bargain!

Veggie option?

Veggie lasagne sound good? I am open to suggestions if not.

Thumbs up!
I'm glad not to have to go elsewhere for food, what with the rumours of werebadgers in the area.
Great! Now xiagan and I can eat as well :)


Hey Lor, if I head up to Scotland, will I have to eat haggis?

You'll have to try it at least once. that and black pudding. Idlewilder will back me up.
Fluff! Now I can never head to Scotland! ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Francis Knight on October 29, 2012, 10:29:49 PM
Haggis is damned fine food. Be a sin if you don't try it.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 10:30:25 PM
There's spaghetti and meatballs on the menu here tonight.  £3 for a plate and a pint, bargain!

Veggie option?

Veggie lasagne sound good? I am open to suggestions if not.

Thumbs up!
I'm glad not to have to go elsewhere for food, what with the rumours of werebadgers in the area.
Great! Now xiagan can eat as well :)


Hey Lor, if I head up to Scotland, will I have to eat haggis?

You'll have to try it at least once. that and black pudding. Idlewilder will back me up.
Fluff! Now I can never head to Scotland! ;)

you can get veggie haggis. I have just never heard of veggie black pudding.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: shep5377 on October 29, 2012, 10:30:59 PM
Gotta love some Black Pudding. With brown sauce. Mmmmmm
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Francis Knight on October 29, 2012, 10:32:00 PM
I have just never heard of veggie black pudding.

That has to be the definition of oxymoron.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 10:32:19 PM
Bacon butties with brown sauce for breakfast, yes?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: shep5377 on October 29, 2012, 10:33:49 PM
Bacon butties with brown sauce for breakfast, yes?
Hell yes.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 29, 2012, 10:41:19 PM
There was a good gag on Red Dwarf the other night about something being smaller than the salad bar in a Scottish restaurant.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nestat on October 29, 2012, 10:42:05 PM
Hey Lor, if I head up to Scotland, will I have to eat haggis?

If I head down to Texas, do I have to eat lead?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on October 29, 2012, 10:42:24 PM
Deep fried mars bars.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 10:43:15 PM
Deep fried mars bars.

those are tourist traps.

though surprisingly good when you're totally wankered.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 29, 2012, 10:43:54 PM
The average life expectancy in Scotland is 48 years old.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 29, 2012, 10:44:31 PM
Deep fried mars bars.

those are tourist traps.

though surprisingly good when you're totally wankered.

Language please! *Uncovers Jian's ears.*
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 10:45:06 PM
The average life expectancy in Scotland is 48 years old.

my Nana was 104, so screw you and your rubbish statistics.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on October 29, 2012, 10:46:08 PM
*Points Lor towards the swear jar*
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 29, 2012, 10:46:32 PM
The average life expectancy in Scotland is 48 years old.

my Nana was 104, so screw you and your rubbish statistics.

She lived in a cottage outside the village and treated the sick and acted as a midwife when needed.  She wasn't your typical Scot. 
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 10:47:19 PM
Deep fried mars bars.

those are tourist traps.

though surprisingly good when you're totally wankered.

Language please! *Uncovers Jian's ears.*

of all people to tell me off for being uncouth...

*puts 50p in the swear jar*

also my Nana wasn't a witch, shoosh you.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 29, 2012, 10:48:21 PM
(http://www.jiveturkeyjives.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/swear-jar.jpg)

Are you sure?  Idlewinder said she used to ride in the minds of hedgehogs.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 10:49:21 PM
[img]http://www.jiveturkeyjives.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/swear-jar.jpg

Are you sure?  Idlewinder said she used to ride in the minds of hedgehogs.

And when did he tell you that exactly? We're from the same clan, he wouldn't slamtalk my Nana.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 29, 2012, 10:50:11 PM
[img]http://www.jiveturkeyjives.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/swear-jar.jpg

Are you sure?  Idlewinder said she used to ride in the minds of hedgehogs.

And when did he tell you that exactly? We're from the same clan, he wouldn't slamtalk my Nana.

That's not slamtalking! Someone clearly has not been reading her Pratchett.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 10:51:30 PM
[img]http://www.jiveturkeyjives.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/swear-jar.jpg

Are you sure?  Idlewinder said she used to ride in the minds of hedgehogs.

And when did he tell you that exactly? We're from the same clan, he wouldn't slamtalk my Nana.

That's not slamtalking! Someone clearly has not been reading her Pratchett.

I am not related to Granny Weatherwax.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 29, 2012, 10:53:24 PM
[img]http://www.jiveturkeyjives.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/swear-jar.jpg

Are you sure?  Idlewinder said she used to ride in the minds of hedgehogs.

And when did he tell you that exactly? We're from the same clan, he wouldn't slamtalk my Nana.

That's not slamtalking! Someone clearly has not been reading her Pratchett.

I am not related to Granny Weatherwax.

Oh. :( I would love to be related to Granny Weatherwax.

Suddenly the door slams open, and a tall figure wearing a horned helmet stands in the doorway. 
"Right, I am recruiting for my viking raiding party, who wants to sail out for adventure?"
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 10:55:17 PM
....Dad? What the fluff are you doing here?

(http://surbrook.devermore.net/adaptationscomic/other/hagar.jpg)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on October 29, 2012, 10:55:45 PM
Wait! When did the the pirate rpg invade the pub?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 29, 2012, 10:56:29 PM
Wait! When did the the pirate rpg invade the pub?

You muppet! It's not the pirates, it's the vikings! :P
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 29, 2012, 11:01:39 PM
Hey Lor, if I head up to Scotland, will I have to eat haggis?

If I head down to Texas, do I have to eat lead?

Only if you misbehave.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 29, 2012, 11:02:52 PM
Hey Lor, if I head up to Scotland, will I have to eat haggis?

If I head down to Texas, do I have to eat lead?

Only if you misbehave.

If you go to Willy Wonka's house you have to eat chocolate.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 29, 2012, 11:04:03 PM
Hey Lor, if I head up to Scotland, will I have to eat haggis?

If I head down to Texas, do I have to eat lead?

Only if you misbehave.

If you go to Willy Wonka's house you have to eat chocolate.

Give me a map so I can show the viking too.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 11:05:44 PM
the viking? I think you'll find he is THE viking, actually.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 29, 2012, 11:12:16 PM
Apparently knowing Hound is rubbing off on me, and I'm making double entendres at every opportunity. I apologise to everyone.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: AlmightyZael on October 29, 2012, 11:28:34 PM
Let me amaze you,
Let me bemuse you,
Let me be Frank,
And outright misuse you.

Welcome to life,
Welcome to me,
Welcome to everything,
That you'll never see.

Sit back and drink,
Sit back and thaw,
'Where are we,' you ask?
Why, it's the King's Paws!



Erm...yeah.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nestat on October 30, 2012, 12:15:07 AM
....Dad? What the fluff are you doing here?

(http://surbrook.devermore.net/adaptationscomic/other/hagar.jpg)

Uh-oh! Watch out for spam...
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 30, 2012, 12:28:53 AM
Let me amaze you,
Let me bemuse you,
Let me be Frank,
And outright misuse you.

Welcome to life,
Welcome to me,
Welcome to everything,
That you'll never see.

Sit back and drink,
Sit back and thaw,
'Where are we,' you ask?
Why, it's the King's Paws!



Erm...yeah.

BOOO.

*shoots minestril*

Any other suggestions for entertainment, preferably ones that don't require cl*nges Hound?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: AlmightyZael on October 30, 2012, 02:06:24 AM
Chill, ya bugger!

I was only promoting the tavern! This place is busy now, but you obviously haven't noticed the serious flux in tavern related income over the last few years. So many pubs have closed down because of this. So, so many.

I blame the badgers.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 30, 2012, 02:11:21 AM
Yeah, yeah, yeah. I blame communism.

Anyway, update on the ranch. No varmits have been spotted for some time, so I decided to install this new fancy security system that shoots trespassers when they cross the border. 'Bout to hit the hay with my bottle o' tequila. Try not to burn the place down, y'all.

Oh, and the security came with this sign.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Due-to-the-High-Cost-of-Ammo-NO-warning-Shots-Fired-Funny-Novelty-Sign-/00/s/NDgxWDQ4MQ==/$(KGrHqRHJE0E-uglfkTfBPu8HYUqiw~~60_35.JPG)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: AlmightyZael on October 30, 2012, 02:14:33 AM
Hang this one up, too, buddy.

(http://neatplates.com/SIGN_WARNING_TRESPASSERS_WILL_BE_SHOT.jpg)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 30, 2012, 02:16:12 AM
Already ahead of ya. ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on October 30, 2012, 04:07:48 AM
Wait! When did the the pirate rpg invade the pub?

You muppet! It's not the pirates, it's the vikings! :P
Vikings are a type of pirate.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: simonster on October 30, 2012, 09:57:24 AM
Suddenly the door slams open, and a tall figure wearing a horned helmet stands in the doorway. 
"Right, I am recruiting for my viking raiding party, who wants to sail out for adventure?"

I think we're gonna need more details.  Like who we'd be raiding, how much sea-travel is involved, and which of us get to wear horns on our helmets.

Oh, and it can't take too long.  I've got episodes of Downton to catch up on tonight.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on October 30, 2012, 08:34:43 PM
Suddenly the door slams open, and a tall figure wearing a horned helmet stands in the doorway. 
"Right, I am recruiting for my viking raiding party, who wants to sail out for adventure?"

I think we're gonna need more details.  Like who we'd be raiding, how much sea-travel is involved, and which of us get to wear horns on our helmets.

Oh, and it can't take too long.  I've got episodes of Downton to catch up on tonight.

Realistically none of us would wear horns on our helmets.   Plus they're kind of useless unless you plan to gore your opponents to death like a bull.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Well there is, but shush.

Personally, I'm more of a 17th - 18th century pirate type of guy, but I'd be a viking, why not.  It couldn't hurt
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 30, 2012, 08:36:15 PM
I think the viking is passed out at the bar.  Farah is using his helmet to cook a soup.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on October 30, 2012, 08:39:52 PM
I think the viking is passed out at the bar.  Farah is using his helmet to cook a soup.

Is it potato?  I like potato soup.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 30, 2012, 08:40:51 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on October 30, 2012, 08:44:01 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Idlewilder on October 30, 2012, 08:47:24 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on October 30, 2012, 08:50:41 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 30, 2012, 08:52:02 PM
I have had pumpkin soup before.  Farah is very happy about Halloween, I gave her a pearl necklace.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 30, 2012, 08:57:58 PM
I have had pumpkin soup before.  Farah is very happy about Halloween, I gave her a pearl necklace.

If I have to have a swear jar, can Hound have a smut jar? Filthy fluffer.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 30, 2012, 08:58:50 PM
I have had pumpkin soup before.  Farah is very happy about Halloween, I gave her a pearl necklace.

If I have to have a swear jar, can Hound have a smut jar? Filthy fluffer.

What?  I am a generous man. I've been out diving and collecting pearls from oyster shells.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 30, 2012, 08:59:22 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 30, 2012, 09:00:04 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on October 30, 2012, 09:01:58 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.   
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 30, 2012, 09:03:49 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

Just leave some nuts outside, you can get a squirrel at anytime of the year.  Farah won't cook rabbits, she says she's half rabbit, not in appearance but how she acts if you get my drift...
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on October 30, 2012, 09:05:57 PM
You know I think I'm going to mentally add "Good night, everybody"  to the hound's posts.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 30, 2012, 09:08:07 PM
I need a little drum roll to all my awful gags I think. 
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on October 30, 2012, 09:09:04 PM
I need a little drum roll to all my awful gags I think.

Gag, indeed.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 30, 2012, 09:18:07 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on October 30, 2012, 09:18:58 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 30, 2012, 09:19:41 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?

We use squirrels in the dumplings.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on October 30, 2012, 09:21:48 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?

We use squirrels in the dumplings.

Ah, not a big dumpling fan.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 30, 2012, 09:22:51 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?

We use squirrels in the dumplings.

Ah, not a big dumpling fan.

More for me, considering the pyramid is finished.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 30, 2012, 09:31:31 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?

We use squirrels in the dumplings.

Ah, not a big dumpling fan.

More for me, considering the pyramid is finished.

The pyramid will never be done
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 30, 2012, 09:32:17 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?

We use squirrels in the dumplings.

Ah, not a big dumpling fan.

More for me, considering the pyramid is finished.

The pyramid will never be done

You want to bet? I say there is a limit.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on October 30, 2012, 09:33:29 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?

We use squirrels in the dumplings.

Ah, not a big dumpling fan.

More for me, considering the pyramid is finished.

The pyramid will never be done

You want to bet? I say there is a limit.

What pyramid?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 30, 2012, 09:37:16 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?

We use squirrels in the dumplings.

Ah, not a big dumpling fan.

More for me, considering the pyramid is finished.

The pyramid will never be done

You want to bet? I say there is a limit.

What pyramid?

THE pyramid.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on October 30, 2012, 09:47:05 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?

We use squirrels in the dumplings.

Ah, not a big dumpling fan.

More for me, considering the pyramid is finished.

The pyramid will never be done

You want to bet? I say there is a limit.

What pyramid?

THE pyramid.

I don't get it
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Arry on October 30, 2012, 09:50:58 PM
Alright, someone whould cut JohnRock off and make sure he doesnt get near the darts.

What's to drink tonight? (nothing with squirrel or rabbit please).
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 30, 2012, 09:53:20 PM
Right, enough with the fluffing pyramid. Don't make me break out my mod voice.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on October 30, 2012, 09:57:24 PM
Alright, someone whould cut JohnRock off and make sure he doesnt get near the darts.

What's to drink tonight? (nothing with squirrel or rabbit please).

Wait, we have darts?  ;D

(also, I know you probably mean nothing by it,  but it's JonRock...John is my father, and I tend to dislike things linking me to my father.  Long story)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 30, 2012, 10:04:45 PM
Right, enough with the fluffing pyramid. Don't make me break out my mod voice.

What harm can a pyramid do? Apart from slowing down time and if it gets too big making fantasy faction leave this dimension and be locked in a weird dimensional body of its own.  But apart from that ...
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Arry on October 30, 2012, 10:06:22 PM
Alright, someone whould cut JohnRock off and make sure he doesnt get near the darts.

What's to drink tonight? (nothing with squirrel or rabbit please).

Wait, we have darts?  ;D

(also, I know you probably mean nothing by it,  but it's JonRock...John is my father, and I tend to dislike things linking me to my father.  Long story)

No darts for you. If you cant see the pyramid, I dont want you flinging sharp objects  ;D

*Sorry about the name ... I'll try to get it right :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jeni on October 30, 2012, 10:10:41 PM
If there is no pyramid, where will The Aliens land?  :'(
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 30, 2012, 10:11:56 PM
If there is no pyramid, where will The Aliens land?  :'(

Where will predators send their young to duel the aliens as a rite of passage?  Think of the predator children!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on October 30, 2012, 10:19:43 PM
Alright, someone whould cut JohnRock off and make sure he doesnt get near the darts.

What's to drink tonight? (nothing with squirrel or rabbit please).

Wait, we have darts?  ;D

(also, I know you probably mean nothing by it,  but it's JonRock...John is my father, and I tend to dislike things linking me to my father.  Long story)

No darts for you. If you cant see the pyramid, I dont want you flinging sharp objects  ;D

*Sorry about the name ... I'll try to get it right :)

Wait...

Is the pyramid the quote thing?  I thought it was more of a depression.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 30, 2012, 10:22:00 PM
Right, enough with the fluffing pyramid. Don't make me break out my mod voice.

What harm can a pyramid do? Apart from slowing down time and if it gets too big making fantasy faction leave this dimension and be locked in a weird dimensional body of its own.  But apart from that ...

You keep out of this, you are just out to cause me trouble.

And it appears we need a bouncer. *swings Mjolnir* Behave! 
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on October 30, 2012, 10:25:03 PM
Alright, someone whould cut JohnRock off and make sure he doesnt get near the darts.

What's to drink tonight? (nothing with squirrel or rabbit please).

Wait, we have darts?  ;D

(also, I know you probably mean nothing by it,  but it's JonRock...John is my father, and I tend to dislike things linking me to my father.  Long story)

No darts for you. If you cant see the pyramid, I dont want you flinging sharp objects  ;D

*Sorry about the name ... I'll try to get it right :)

Wait...

Is the pyramid the quote thing?  I thought it was more of a depression.

The beauty of an optical illusion - everyone sees something different.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jeni on October 30, 2012, 10:28:11 PM
If there is no pyramid, where will The Aliens land?  :'(

Where will predators send their young to duel the aliens as a rite of passage?  Think of the predator children!

Yes, and by duel, do you mean fighting for control (by way of a swift kick or two) of the many scattered crystal skulls that abound in said pyramids? To deny them this would be truly criminal!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on October 31, 2012, 09:27:49 AM

Deep fried mars bars.

those are tourist traps.
I love deep fried snickers. Yummy. Maybe after the lasagne?

I am not related to Granny Weatherwax.
There's still Granny Aching, who was definitely not a witch.

Wait! When did the the pirate rpg invade the pub?
Exactly what I thought. Déjà vu!

Just leave some nuts outside, you can get a squirrel at anytime of the year.  Farah won't cook rabbits, she says she's half rabbit, not in appearance but how she acts if you get my drift...
No. Nobody gets your drifts. Besides Farah maybe.

I need a little drum roll to all my awful gags I think.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=583zhKnsDjI

Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on October 31, 2012, 10:01:55 AM
So in things I didn't know until now....it's not Idlewinder.   :-\
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Idlewilder on October 31, 2012, 10:03:07 AM
So in things I didn't know until now....it's not Idlewinder.   :-\

 :-\ <sighs>
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on October 31, 2012, 10:11:42 AM
So in things I didn't know until now....it's not Idlewinder.   :-\

 :-\ <sighs>
Maybe your avatar should display something like this, to make it more clear.  ;D
(http://toughsledding.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/loser.jpg)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Arry on October 31, 2012, 10:42:45 AM
And it would make it easier for me to recognize him when he changes his avatar again! I like it!  ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 31, 2012, 10:05:51 PM
RIGHT, PAY ATTENTION EVERYONE!

The Management have decided Hound is useless at organising entertainment, and we're fed up of seeing just him and his mates sitting in the corner every night.

So, we are having an Open Mic Night.

That's right, everyone, anyone, old-timer or newcomer, can have the floor, as long as they tell us an interesting, exciting and fun story that has happened to them in the last year.

I'll start.

I am 23, and I have my first ever broken bone. I got stomped on at the Muse concert last week. It was amazing! To be in a crowd that size, when they are all into the band just as much as you are, there to have as much fun as you are, and sing along just as loud as you do really makes live concerts a thing of beauty.

I also got a hi-five from Matt Bellamy :D

Next!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 31, 2012, 10:13:54 PM
Hey! I thought I was doing a pretty good job of working on the entertainment. Had the ping pong table set up and everything.

(http://www.geekologie.com/2008/06/26/3-man-table-tennis.jpg)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on October 31, 2012, 10:17:58 PM
That's great Caleb, do you have the rules to play ping pong on that table?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 31, 2012, 10:18:38 PM
Hey! I thought I was doing a pretty good job of working on the entertainment. Had the ping pong table set up and everything.

[img]http://www.geekologie.com/2008/06/26/3-man-table-tennis.jpg

So your exciting story is you failed woodwork class?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 31, 2012, 10:24:48 PM
That's great Caleb, do you have the rules to play ping pong on that table?

It's a trial and error approach.

Hey! I thought I was doing a pretty good job of working on the entertainment. Had the ping pong table set up and everything.

[img]http://www.geekologie.com/2008/06/26/3-man-table-tennis.jpg

So your exciting story is you failed woodwork class?

Is that sarcasm to hide your jealousy?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 31, 2012, 10:25:26 PM
I got high marks in woodwork class actually.


my dad's a builder, he would have killed me if I hadn't.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 31, 2012, 10:26:19 PM
I got high marks in woodwork class actually.


my dad's a builder, he would have killed me if I hadn't.

I'm a redneck. It's in our blood.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Arry on October 31, 2012, 10:26:33 PM
That's great Caleb, do you have the rules to play ping pong on that table?
Rules?? In TKP??
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 31, 2012, 10:28:10 PM
I got high marks in woodwork class actually.


my dad's a builder, he would have killed me if I hadn't.

I'm a redneck. It's in our blood.

you still haven't told us an exciting story, stop ruining Open Mic Night.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 31, 2012, 10:41:27 PM
Interesting thing that happened to me in the past year?

The first thing that comes to mind might be a little traumatic, so I'll leave it out. I was on TV in May. My band got to perform in a theater as the opening act for the Haygoods. (Yeah, never heard of them before then either) It was up in Branson, Missouri. Pretty cool, and I'll be on TV next Tuesday (local channels) competing in a Robotics competition. I didn't build the robot, but was the engineer for the catapault.

Power of the Triangle! (Illuminati is its nickname)

(http://www.stormthecastle.com/catapult/images/popsiclestick-catapult-1.jpg)

(Just add a lot more duct tape to that)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 31, 2012, 10:44:29 PM
When you said robotics I immediately thought Robot Wars. That's awesome though dude.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 31, 2012, 10:46:06 PM
When you said robotics I immediately thought Robot Wars. That's awesome though dude.

That's hopefully my next project. That, or a bigger catapult.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 31, 2012, 10:47:18 PM
When you said robotics I immediately thought Robot Wars. That's awesome though dude.

That's hopefully my next project. That, or a bigger catapult.

aw man, that is so cool.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on October 31, 2012, 11:32:21 PM
I got high marks in woodwork class actually.


my dad's a builder, he would have killed me if I hadn't.

I'm a redneck. It's in our blood.

I'm literally descended from rednecks.     Tennessee to be exact, I spent most of my early life in the South.

I spent most of my teens absolutely destroying any hint of a drawl to my voice.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 31, 2012, 11:36:24 PM
I got high marks in woodwork class actually.


my dad's a builder, he would have killed me if I hadn't.

I'm a redneck. It's in our blood.

I'm literally descended from rednecks.     Tennessee to be exact, I spent most of my early life in the South.

I spent most of my teens absolutely destroying any hint of a drawl to my voice.

Deep South?

And I was wondering, Lor. If I moved up to Scotland, would I lose my drawl quickly? Say a year or so?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on October 31, 2012, 11:51:48 PM
I got high marks in woodwork class actually.


my dad's a builder, he would have killed me if I hadn't.

I'm a redneck. It's in our blood.

I'm literally descended from rednecks.     Tennessee to be exact, I spent most of my early life in the South.

I spent most of my teens absolutely destroying any hint of a drawl to my voice.

Deep South?

And I was wondering, Lor. If I moved up to Scotland, would I lose my drawl quickly? Say a year or so?

Out of the states that are referred to as "Dixie", the only one I didn't live in or have family in was Texas and Arkansas.


Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on October 31, 2012, 11:53:14 PM
I got high marks in woodwork class actually.


my dad's a builder, he would have killed me if I hadn't.

I'm a redneck. It's in our blood.

I'm literally descended from rednecks.     Tennessee to be exact, I spent most of my early life in the South.

I spent most of my teens absolutely destroying any hint of a drawl to my voice.

Deep South?

And I was wondering, Lor. If I moved up to Scotland, would I lose my drawl quickly? Say a year or so?

No, no you would not. You'd probably end up with some weird hybrid thing going on. I'm going to have to make a video so you people who has not met me yet (lucky buggers) can hear what a mess my accent is.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on November 01, 2012, 12:02:13 AM
I went to a drive in cinema at a hop farm this evening and watched Shaun of the Dead. 

Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: shep5377 on November 01, 2012, 07:12:44 AM
I met Brandon Sanderson this year. Does that count?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on November 01, 2012, 01:28:09 PM
Off to see a Henri Matisse exhibition now - apparently should be some blue nudes there.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on November 02, 2012, 02:18:44 AM
Seems as if Lor's attempt at entertainment didn't go as well as planned. Might have even slowed down the flow in the tavern....

My gift to the place, a new banjo player.

(http://thegigity.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/crazy_banjo_player.jpg)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: shep5377 on November 03, 2012, 03:56:23 PM
Seems as if Lor's attempt at entertainment didn't go as well as planned. Might have even slowed down the flow in the tavern....

My gift to the place, a new banjo player.

(http://thegigity.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/crazy_banjo_player.jpg)

I can do that.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on November 03, 2012, 04:12:48 PM
Pics or it's not true, Shep.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: shep5377 on November 03, 2012, 05:01:50 PM
Pics or it's not true, Shep.

Oh. Bugger.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on November 03, 2012, 11:08:52 PM
Hands up who thinks we should hire Shep, our resident contortionist?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on November 03, 2012, 11:24:39 PM
Can he stand on his tongue?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on November 04, 2012, 01:15:39 AM
What kind of music does he play?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on November 04, 2012, 09:24:59 AM
If he stands on his tongue he is at least not singing.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: shep5377 on November 04, 2012, 03:06:56 PM
Can he stand on his tongue?

No, but I can lick my own elbow. Have you ever tried it? Give it a go.  :P
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on November 05, 2012, 04:33:31 AM
Can he stand on his tongue?

No, but I can lick my own elbow. Have you ever tried it? Give it a go.  :P

I haven't tried it, but I'm pretty sure I can lick your elbow as well
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: shep5377 on November 05, 2012, 10:17:22 AM
Can he stand on his tongue?

No, but I can lick my own elbow. Have you ever tried it? Give it a go.  :P

I haven't tried it, but I'm pretty sure I can lick your elbow as well

Yes I know you can, and I've asked you nicely to stop.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jian on November 05, 2012, 10:38:20 AM
Wow, it really is hard to lick my elbow. I have to ask though - what kind of situation did you end up in that you suddenly decided to see if you could lick your own elbow? xD
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on November 05, 2012, 02:35:27 PM
Wow, it really is hard to lick my elbow. I have to ask though - what kind of situation did you end up in that you suddenly decided to see if you could lick your own elbow? xD
It's commonly known that you can't lick your own elbow, so people are trying it all the time.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: shep5377 on November 05, 2012, 03:27:20 PM
Wow, it really is hard to lick my elbow. I have to ask though - what kind of situation did you end up in that you suddenly decided to see if you could lick your own elbow? xD
It's commonly known that you can't lick your own elbow, so people are trying it all the time.

When you have to explain the joke xiagan......

It was worth it, as I imagine Jian sat at his laptop trying it, and a passer by wondering what that odd boy in the window is doing!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jian on November 05, 2012, 04:21:19 PM
I hate to admit it, but yeah, exactly what happened.  :'(
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Hoosay on November 12, 2012, 04:14:28 PM
I can lick my own elbow  8)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Hoosay on November 12, 2012, 04:17:04 PM
Wait...
KNEE.
That's a knee not an elbow.

As you were.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on November 12, 2012, 09:46:06 PM
It'd would be an interesting challenge for a contortionist, or just someone with a really long tongue. Do you think Gene Simmons could lick his own elbow?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on November 13, 2012, 12:36:20 AM
Whilst I sleep: Can anyone give me the rule to this sequence? 0,8,16,32,64?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on November 13, 2012, 01:09:12 AM
Whilst I sleep: Can anyone give me the rule to this sequence? 0,8,16,32,64?

It's the preceding number times 2 (n*2).
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Arry on November 13, 2012, 01:15:12 AM
 ((x-1) * 2(x+1))/(x-1)

or

(x-1)/(x-1)   * 2(x+1)



There may be another solution. One that doesn't include the first number having zero divided by zero, but that's what I got at the moment. With X being the position number, starting at 1. It's pretty much a cop-out answer to force the first number to be zero for the first entry. everything else will multiply by 1.

Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Arry on November 13, 2012, 01:15:40 AM
Whilst I sleep: Can anyone give me the rule to this sequence? 0,8,16,32,64?

It's the preceding number times 2 (n*2).
Then they would all be zero  ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on November 13, 2012, 01:21:35 AM
Why couldn't y'all have been there with me on my math exam today? :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on November 13, 2012, 01:24:42 AM
The embarrassing thing about this is that patterns such as that I did last year. My math teacher used fancy Greek letters like "Sigma", and I still managed to forget all about it in around 4 months. Plus, I'm typing this when I really should be working on some quadratics. Ah, well.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Arry on November 13, 2012, 01:29:13 AM
My knee jerk reaction also disregarded the initial value of zero. I just embarrassed myself over on twitter rather than here.  8)

And while its been a while... every single free elective class I took in college was a math class, so I can be a bit of a dork about it, so getting it wrong irks me. And my answer irks me too because its a copout. I am sure there is a cleaner solution, and it will probably be blatantly obvious and feel like a slap in the face when I see it, but I just need to go do other things and forced one.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Arry on November 13, 2012, 02:27:25 AM
OK ... sum of all previous numbers + 8.

May not be what they are looking for, but works and is simple.

I keep trying to do other things, like finish my book,  but his has been nagging at me. I think I'll move on now.  :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on November 13, 2012, 03:22:00 AM
Whew! Just read through this whole thread... start to finish. We really do need a musician in this tavern though... someone to calm us all down and enjoy our drinks, plus provide entertainment and be a draw to all those poor fools out there in the rain. So... how about it? Anyone here musically gifted?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on November 13, 2012, 03:33:22 AM
My money's on Lor. But if you need a saxophonist....
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: shep5377 on November 13, 2012, 07:27:31 AM
((x-1) * 2(x+1))/(x-1)

or

(x-1)/(x-1)   * 2(x+1)



There may be another solution. One that doesn't include the first number having zero divided by zero, but that's what I got at the moment. With X being the position number, starting at 1. It's pretty much a cop-out answer to force the first number to be zero for the first entry. everything else will multiply by 1.

Did you just divide by zero??. *World implodes*
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Arry on November 13, 2012, 11:54:34 AM
Yeah, I kinda pointed that out too. Its a fluff answer that's not very good. I apologize for the implosion as well as any of the internet that crashes today (which is effectively the world). Feel free to blame me. You could call it 'pulling an Arry'.

 ;)

I did propose a second, more sound, answer to try and derail the implosion. But what as done initially was already initiated ... can't •?¡®©|¥™|``~¥©[¡¿!? ...  :o
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Hoosay on November 13, 2012, 03:37:35 PM
Whew! Just read through this whole thread... start to finish. We really do need a musician in this tavern though... someone to calm us all down and enjoy our drinks, plus provide entertainment and be a draw to all those poor fools out there in the rain. So... how about it? Anyone here musically gifted?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRpdP5qr24I
You're welcome
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: blendyface on November 13, 2012, 08:11:00 PM
Oh please, do let's briefly make this a music thread!  8) Given the nature of the locale, something spritely and definitively "tavern-y": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oozfytWWbyA - "The Boxer" by Carbon Leaf is of a similar ilk, for any interested parties.
Intruiged to know what other writerly folks listen to - whilst writer-ing or generally. Bring out yer bands!
Marina + the Diamonds - "How to be a Heartbreeeakeeerr"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKNcuTWzTVw&feature=plcp
Yuck - "Get Away"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz7vyrFhFE8
St Vincent - "All My Stars Aligned"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mk9_Ndly2I
Lana Del Rey - "Every Man Gets His Wish"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p6cUg0gVcM

PS: If there are any vaguely fluent Italian-speakers around these parts, I may have use of you...



Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on November 13, 2012, 08:25:01 PM
I like St Vincent, Champagne Year is a gorgeous song.

Recently been listening to Mumford and Sons, Alt-J and a bit of electronic music like Four Tet and Nicolas Jaar.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Francis Knight on November 13, 2012, 08:34:34 PM
What we need is the Mediaeval Baebes.

Or Celtica: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je_AJwNwvsQ&list=PLDFDB90D46330456E&index=17&feature=plpp_video
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on November 13, 2012, 08:37:10 PM
I like St Vincent, Champagne Year is a gorgeous song.

Recently been listening to Mumford and Sons, Alt-J and a bit of electronic music like Four Tet and Nicolas Jaar.
I wanted to see Mumford and Sons live in April 2013. The concert was sold out after 3 days and a ticket was 90(!) Euros (72 GBP, 114 USD). What a madness...
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Idlewilder on November 13, 2012, 08:38:38 PM
Been listening to these guys a lot of late - some quite dark lyrics, but beautiful songs - like this one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgX4DSNzZao (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgX4DSNzZao)

But Alter Bridge never fail to get me...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4Rp-PEDGdQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4Rp-PEDGdQ)

And obviously, there's my namesake...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4k29rpQGG4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4k29rpQGG4)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: blendyface on November 13, 2012, 08:40:46 PM
I like St Vincent, Champagne Year is a gorgeous song.

Recently been listening to Mumford and Sons, Alt-J and a bit of electronic music like Four Tet and Nicolas Jaar.

A St Vincent fan? - Well I do declare-ah!
Four Tet are basically my favourite remixers (alongside the Twelves and Calvin Harris). They did a fabulous one that introduced me to Andrew Bird: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kbMnzarBO8
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on November 13, 2012, 08:43:02 PM
This is Talis Kimberley, I started off her collective knit your scarf at BristolCon whilst she sang this song, I love it. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CLcczEPapYI


Also Blendyface (I do love calling you that), meet Hound. I have a feeling you two will get on well.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: blendyface on November 13, 2012, 08:52:06 PM
What we need is the Mediaeval Baebes.

Or Celtica: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je_AJwNwvsQ&list=PLDFDB90D46330456E&index=17&feature=plpp_video

Well played, sir! Very nice. Giving the whole playlist a listen :D
I raise you two more celtic-y tunes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpyInx0ldfo + http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85JLNFc4eT4
These + rainymood = Y E S
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on November 13, 2012, 08:54:29 PM
Francis, can I adopt you as much cool big sister?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: blendyface on November 13, 2012, 08:57:03 PM
This is Talis Kimberley, I started off her collective knit your scarf at BristolCon whilst she sang this song, I love it. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CLcczEPapYI


Also Blendyface (I do love calling you that), meet Hound. I have a feeling you two will get on well.

This woman has a mesmerising voice! Is it a...Cornish accent?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on November 13, 2012, 08:58:00 PM
This is Talis Kimberley, I started off her collective knit your scarf at BristolCon whilst she sang this song, I love it. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CLcczEPapYI


Also Blendyface (I do love calling you that), meet Hound. I have a feeling you two will get on well.

This woman has a mesmerising voice! Is it a...Cornish accent?

Her twitter says Wiltshire. :)  I lucked out that night, I got a free cd for doing some knitting and giving the band cake.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on November 13, 2012, 10:47:52 PM
This is Talis Kimberley, I started off her collective knit your scarf at BristolCon whilst she sang this song, I love it. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CLcczEPapYI


Also Blendyface (I do love calling you that), meet Hound. I have a feeling you two will get on well.
Talis Kimberley is cool. She also inspired Seanan McGuire and that can't ever be bad.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Francis Knight on November 13, 2012, 11:14:12 PM
Francis, can I adopt you as much cool big sister?

Hehe, why not? I never had a sister...
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on November 14, 2012, 11:47:28 PM
My theme tune:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVg7gcaPRD8
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: blendyface on November 15, 2012, 08:28:07 PM
My theme tune:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVg7gcaPRD8

Have to say, once I discovered the original, I fell way more in love. This particular video, though, is actually amazing. Vintage MS Paint realness
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on November 16, 2012, 08:42:57 PM
It's Friday night! I think we should have a party.

Who's in?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jeni on November 16, 2012, 08:55:10 PM
Will there be cake?  ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jian on November 16, 2012, 08:58:39 PM
Cheesecake with blueberry sauce, perhaps?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: shep5377 on November 16, 2012, 08:59:51 PM
I'll just have beer please, unless Lor has some warm sake to pass around?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on November 16, 2012, 09:03:55 PM
I'll just have beer please, unless Lor has some warm sake to pass around?

Warm sake for all! Shyou-chu for those who want it too.

And will there be cake? WILL THERE BE CAKE?! When I'm around? It's mandatory. After all, fat chicks make the best cake :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: shep5377 on November 16, 2012, 09:05:21 PM
I'm partial to lemon drizzle.   :P
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on November 16, 2012, 09:09:13 PM
Anyone else want to put in a cake request before I take this bottle of sake and head into the kitchen?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jeni on November 16, 2012, 09:20:37 PM
A bar that serves cake. This is the BEST. BAR. EVER.  ;D

A fruity Jacques would wash it down nicely, I reckon   :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on November 16, 2012, 09:37:12 PM
A bar that serves cake. This is the BEST. BAR. EVER.  ;D

A fruity Jacques would wash it down nicely, I reckon   :)

Rum and ginger beer cakes again?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: blendyface on November 16, 2012, 10:12:16 PM
Blendy's in the building, and I'm a fair few drinks ahead of y'all

On an interesting sidenote, this week I have
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on November 16, 2012, 10:15:50 PM
Blendy's in the building, and I'm a fair few drinks ahead of y'all

On an interesting sidenote, this week I have
  • been given the number of a rather cute baby-faced Italian gentleman, and a stubbly sir from the North East
  • made friends with TWO fabulous deadpan snarker french ladies on separate occasions
  • and, sadly (but hilariously) been jeered at by drunk tossers in a jeep-limo. On the one evening I decide to put aside my judgement of jeep-limos and wave, I get made fun of for "having to take the bus" as they drive by. Sad (what jerks!), but also ridiculously funny.

You do manage to have some fabulous experiences, don't you?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: blendyface on November 16, 2012, 10:18:16 PM
Blendy's in the building, and I'm a fair few drinks ahead of y'all

On an interesting sidenote, this week I have
  • been given the number of a rather cute baby-faced Italian gentleman, and a stubbly sir from the North East
  • made friends with TWO fabulous deadpan snarker french ladies on separate occasions
  • and, sadly (but hilariously) been jeered at by drunk tossers in a jeep-limo. On the one evening I decide to put aside my judgement of jeep-limos and wave, I get made fun of for "having to take the bus" as they drive by. Sad (what jerks!), but also ridiculously funny.

You do manage to have some fabulous experiences, don't you?

If only I could write well!  ::)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on November 16, 2012, 11:00:44 PM
I'm late to the party but had a few glasses of a fine Rioja already. #LOFNOTC
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: blendyface on November 17, 2012, 08:31:26 PM
I'm late to the party but had a few glasses of a fine Rioja already. #LOFNOTC

Life...On Fire? No Other True Coolaide? Lots o' Fine Nightelves On The Caravan?

'Kay, I'll be damned if I can figure out what that fancy hashtag's about.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on November 17, 2012, 08:36:31 PM
It's something Amanda Palmer invented on twitter.
It means Losers of Friday Night on the Computer. ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: blendyface on November 17, 2012, 08:51:47 PM
It's something Amanda Palmer invented on twitter.
It means Losers of Friday Night on the Computer. ;)

Yup, that one's gonna come in handy

/ weeping @ the appropriateness
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on November 17, 2012, 09:42:01 PM
Just had a date where I realised I had bugger all in common with the girl.  Oh well, still have some rose left over. And some takeaway for tomorrow.

I need to meet some hot fantasy lovin' chicks.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on November 17, 2012, 09:53:19 PM
There could be a fantasy dating site called the one ring (to bind them all). :P
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Arry on November 17, 2012, 09:55:40 PM
Just had a date where I realised I had bugger all in common with the girl.  Oh well, still have some rose left over. And some takeaway for tomorrow.

I need to meet some hot fantasy lovin' chicks.
Maybe the fact she LIKES ironing should have been a tip off that she has questionable taste and interests. ;)

And if not questionable, then just different
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on November 17, 2012, 10:04:21 PM
Just had a date where I realised I had bugger all in common with the girl.  Oh well, still have some rose left over. And some takeaway for tomorrow.

I need to meet some hot fantasy lovin' chicks.

You were supposed to come back with good news, you're doing this wrong!

But still, wine!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: blendyface on November 17, 2012, 10:25:25 PM
Just had a date where I realised I had bugger all in common with the girl.  Oh well, still have some rose left over. And some takeaway for tomorrow.

I need to meet some hot fantasy lovin' chicks.
Maybe the fact she LIKES ironing should have been a tip off that she has questionable taste and interests. ;)

And if not questionable, then just different

Forever suspicious of people around my age who too closely resemble functioning adults...

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPi2s1K_pgU (it's the Jenna Marbles "I Hate Being A Grown Up" so there are...explatives abound)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: K.Trian on November 20, 2012, 06:35:41 PM
I studied for two tomatoes today so I'll drink an imaginary Thatcher's Katy to that!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on February 09, 2013, 05:09:37 PM
Thanks to Xiagan for pointing out this thread! I'm just going to give it a little bit of a bump for all our new members, in case they would like to join. Just so they all know, this really is just a "rumpus room", where nothing really happens, and we just discuss random things with our fellow factioneers!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on February 09, 2013, 05:12:28 PM
If I come in here I'll be in two bars at once. How meta.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on February 09, 2013, 05:15:08 PM
...Oh. It was stickied... never mind.  :-[
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Arry on February 09, 2013, 05:25:40 PM
...Oh. It was stickied... never mind.  :-[
;D Your post is still relevant ... a nice summation and recent post might make others more likely to join in.
Title: AW: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on February 09, 2013, 05:52:24 PM
...Oh. It was stickied... never mind.  :-[
I'm pretty sure it wasn't, moments ago. ;)
Title: Re: AW: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Arry on February 09, 2013, 06:06:42 PM
...Oh. It was stickied... never mind.  :-[
I'm pretty sure it wasn't, moments ago. ;)

*magic*
Title: Re: AW: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on February 09, 2013, 06:07:31 PM
...Oh. It was stickied... never mind.  :-[
I'm pretty sure it wasn't, moments ago. ;)

*magic*


Ah. That makes me feel slightly better then. In that case... drinks are on me!  :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on February 09, 2013, 07:00:42 PM
Karma shots all round!
Title: The King's Paws
Post by: shep5377 on February 09, 2013, 07:03:08 PM
I've got a new dart board I can stick up? (no throwing axes this time please, totally ruined the last one)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Arry on February 09, 2013, 07:04:37 PM
Karma shots all round!
;D We have shots now!

(http://i1.cpcache.com/product/554121013/karma_shot_glass.jpg?color=White&height=460&width=460)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on February 09, 2013, 07:06:04 PM
I've got a new dart board I can stick up? (no throwing axes this time please, totally ruined the last one)

Dibs on first game! I love darts.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on February 09, 2013, 07:08:20 PM
I've got a new dart board I can stick up? (no throwing axes this time please, totally ruined the last one)

But my squirrel dart board was amazing. :P
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Arry on February 09, 2013, 07:12:36 PM
I've got a new dart board I can stick up? (no throwing axes this time please, totally ruined the last one)

But my squirrel dart board was amazing. :P

I suppose it was nicer than a gremlin one:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mwdLXo5_LoE/UCIanvrCt1I/AAAAAAAABng/8bI-fjvdezs/s1600/gizmoDartBoard.jpg)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on February 09, 2013, 07:58:48 PM
I've got a new dart board I can stick up? (no throwing axes this time please, totally ruined the last one)

But my squirrel dart board was amazing. :P

I suppose it was nicer than a gremlin one:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mwdLXo5_LoE/UCIanvrCt1I/AAAAAAAABng/8bI-fjvdezs/s1600/gizmoDartBoard.jpg)

Aww... he looks so sad.  :'(
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on February 09, 2013, 09:11:35 PM
OH, this place is back.   Lovely, I was worried it was dead.   
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on February 09, 2013, 09:21:31 PM
If no one minds, I'll pop behind the bar and take orders for a few minutes!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Arry on February 09, 2013, 09:23:02 PM
Does that mean the bar is only serving butter beer at the moment? ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Idlewilder on February 09, 2013, 09:29:52 PM
Don't you just love it when you stumble across a really cool bar you'd completely forgotten existed?

OH LOOK - WHAT'S THIS?  ;D
Title: AW: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on February 09, 2013, 09:39:21 PM
I already had a few glasses of Riesling in another bar, do you serve the queen of white wines, Charly?
Title: Re: AW: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on February 09, 2013, 09:41:26 PM
I already had a few glasses of Riesling in another bar, do you serve the queen of white wines, Charly?

I read that as "do you serve a queen white wines?"

Sorry Xi
Title: Re: AW: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on February 09, 2013, 09:48:56 PM
I already had a few glasses of Riesling in another bar, do you serve the queen of white wines, Charly?

I read that as "do you serve a queen white wines?"

Sorry Xi

Do we serve a queen white wines?  Can we get the Queen drunk?  I think royalty would be much better if they were always drunk. *






* Note:  Royals are never better when drunk
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on February 09, 2013, 09:52:19 PM
*Pops into the back* Unfortunately, no queen of whites, however, we do have some lovely Dom Perignon. And a nice casket of that brandy from the Lies of Locke Lamora.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Idlewilder on February 09, 2013, 09:53:47 PM
*Pops into the back* Unfortunately, no queen of whites, however, we do have some lovely Dom Perignon. And a nice casket of that brandy from the Lies of Locke Lamora.

Ooooh - I'll have a ginger scald please!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on February 09, 2013, 09:54:23 PM
*Pops into the back* Unfortunately, no queen of whites, however, we do have some lovely Dom Perignon. And a nice casket of that brandy from the Lies of Locke Lamora.

Ooooh - I'll have a ginger scald please!

And just how scalding would you like that, good sir?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on February 09, 2013, 09:54:53 PM
I'm allowed to drink again, get me a double Kraken and ginger beer, quick!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on February 09, 2013, 09:55:35 PM
I'm allowed to drink again, get me a double Kraken and ginger beer, quick!

Yes ma'am. *Plops the drinks down*. Drinks on the house for the Pirate Queen!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on February 09, 2013, 09:57:21 PM
I'm allowed to drink again, get me a double Kraken and ginger beer, quick!

Yes ma'am. *Plops the drinks down*. Drinks on the house for the Pirate Queen!

See, folks like this go far in my crew. Slainté mhath!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Idlewilder on February 09, 2013, 09:58:34 PM
*Pops into the back* Unfortunately, no queen of whites, however, we do have some lovely Dom Perignon. And a nice casket of that brandy from the Lies of Locke Lamora.

Ooooh - I'll have a ginger scald please!

And just how scalding would you like that, good sir?

You'll find the recipe here - http://foodthroughthepages.com/2012/08/03/ginger-scald/

I hope this place is well insured!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on February 09, 2013, 10:02:47 PM
*Pops into the back* Unfortunately, no queen of whites, however, we do have some lovely Dom Perignon. And a nice casket of that brandy from the Lies of Locke Lamora.

Ooooh - I'll have a ginger scald please!

And just how scalding would you like that, good sir?

You'll find the recipe here - http://foodthroughthepages.com/2012/08/03/ginger-scald/

I hope this place is well insured!

Heh heh heh, ha ha ha, HA HA HA. Sorry, that was funny. And as for your ginger scald... *plunks it down*. I recommend small sips. VERY SMALL SIPS
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on February 09, 2013, 10:08:54 PM
In this case I'll get what Doug has and two fingers of this famous Kraken on ice.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on February 09, 2013, 10:16:17 PM
I'll take two ginger scalds, a kilij, a copy of the movie Platoon and four elephant skulls!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on February 09, 2013, 11:26:26 PM
Would you like the drinks served in the skulls, or just on the side as decoration?

And Xi- we're running low on Kraken. I can get you the ginger scalds, but you'll have to wait on your vodka.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on February 09, 2013, 11:28:26 PM
Would you like the drinks served in the skulls, or just on the side as decoration?

As a side,  I do have standards. 
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on February 09, 2013, 11:34:02 PM
Would you like the drinks served in the skulls, or just on the side as decoration?

And Xi- we're running low on Kraken. I can get you the ginger scalds, but you'll have to wait on your vodka.

What do you mean we're running low on Kraken!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on February 09, 2013, 11:35:15 PM
Would you like the drinks served in the skulls, or just on the side as decoration?

And Xi- we're running low on Kraken. I can get you the ginger scalds, but you'll have to wait on your vodka.

What do you mean we're running low on Kraken!

Relax. We have another shipment coming in in a few hours. Until then, only lesser quality booze.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on February 09, 2013, 11:40:52 PM
*deep breath*

WE'RE KEELHAULING THE BARMAN!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on February 09, 2013, 11:59:19 PM
*deep breath*

WE'RE KEELHAULING THE BARMAN!

WHAT! HEY! IT'S NOT MY FAULT! Okay ma'am - in fact, all of you - how about you have your next drinks on the house? How about that? Wouldn't that calm you down? *Smiles a sickly smile, and feaches underneath the bar to make sure the big oak "drunkstick" is still there*.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on February 10, 2013, 12:00:22 AM
*deep breath*

WE'RE KEELHAULING THE BARMAN!

WHAT! HEY! IT'S NOT MY FAULT! Okay ma'am - in fact, all of you - how about you have your next drinks on the house? How about that? Wouldn't that calm you down? *Smiles a sickly smile, and feaches underneath the bar to make sure the big oak "drunkstick" is still there*.

GET HIM!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on February 10, 2013, 12:01:37 AM
*Smashes bottle of brand on countertop, and flicks some on crazy girl.* Murmurs something under his breath. *Looks confusedly at his fingers*.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on February 10, 2013, 12:02:18 AM
*Smashes bottle of brand on countertop, and flicks some on crazy girl.* Murmurs something under his breath. *Looks confusedly at his fingers*.

Did you just threaten your captain with a broken bottle?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on February 10, 2013, 12:04:37 AM
I actually think we should make the publican walk the plank.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on February 10, 2013, 12:06:08 AM
I actually think we should make the publican walk the plank.

I'll give him til the count of ten to find more Kraken. One, two, three...
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on February 10, 2013, 12:09:22 AM
Okay. Okay. I got the Kraken for you. Now please, let me sleep in peace.

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7rkiyZ5Vg1qaljpco1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on February 10, 2013, 12:11:25 AM
That's Hound's kraken! Get that thing away from me!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on February 10, 2013, 12:16:44 AM
As an third party bystander in this whole mess, I'm on the side of whoever wins and I was on it the entire time. 
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on February 10, 2013, 12:17:39 AM
As an third party bystander in this whole mess, I'm on the side of whoever wins and I was on it the entire time.

You'll make a good pirate one day my son.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on February 10, 2013, 12:18:04 AM
That's Hound's kraken! Get that thing away from me!

I'm on temporary hiatus back on the ranch. You better teach Charlie how to man the cannons.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on February 10, 2013, 01:42:12 AM
Don't worry! I have more Kraken! Everybody just calm down! (And who needs cannons when you've got mother-fluffin' Cthulu on your side?)  ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on February 10, 2013, 01:48:35 AM
Don't worry! I have more Kraken! Everybody just calm down! (And who needs cannons when you've got mother-fluffin' Cthulu on your side?)  ;D

Appropiate choice cause I'm about to pass out asleep.
Title: The King's Paws
Post by: shep5377 on February 10, 2013, 08:48:10 AM
*Smashes bottle of brand on countertop, and flicks some on crazy girl.* Murmurs something under his breath. *Looks confusedly at his fingers*.

*Comes in late, wondering why everyone is unconscious except a squirrel, chuckles at Chalemagne's little joke*
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on February 10, 2013, 12:58:43 PM
I just found appropriate decoration for our tavern:

(http://i.imgur.com/Vt0I5yW.jpg)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on February 10, 2013, 01:06:11 PM
I just found appropriate decoration for our tavern:

(http://i.imgur.com/Vt0I5yW.jpg)

The Hound roughly grabs Arry's arm, forcing her to drop her spray can to the floor.  "It wasn't even anatomically accurate you daft girl!" he swears.  'Sorry Xiagan, it's a lovely billboard, just a shame some childish people feel the need to give the kraken an extra appendage!" 
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jaedia on February 10, 2013, 01:49:07 PM
*wanders in, wonders what the hell is going on, backs out slowly*
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Arry on February 10, 2013, 02:44:53 PM
Sorry, I couldnt help but try add appendages to turn it into FSM

(http://www.venganza.org/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/cartmanfsm.jpg)

*hangs head in shame*
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on February 10, 2013, 02:58:19 PM
I wonder what his holy noodleness would do on kraken rum. Throw meatballs?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on February 10, 2013, 06:20:40 PM
*Smashes bottle of brand on countertop, and flicks some on crazy girl.* Murmurs something under his breath. *Looks confusedly at his fingers*.

*Comes in late, wondering why everyone is unconscious except a squirrel, chuckles at Chalemagne's little joke*

Thanks Shep!  ;D
Title: The King's Paws
Post by: Stars Cascade on February 11, 2013, 12:00:21 AM
Who can I get a Rum & coke from??
I am seriously in need of a drink!! - no ice. Extra rum. ;) - do you have umbrella's on cocktail sticks? I like those :)

Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: AlmightyZael on February 11, 2013, 12:08:40 AM
Who can I get a Rum & coke from??
I am seriously in need of a drink!! - no ice. Extra rum. ;) - do you have umbrella's on cocktail sticks? I like those :)

"..."
*Hands over a tankard of rum"
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Stars Cascade on February 11, 2013, 12:30:30 AM
Who can I get a Rum & coke from??
I am seriously in need of a drink!! - no ice. Extra rum. ;) - do you have umbrella's on cocktail sticks? I like those :)

"..."
*Hands over a tankard of rum"

Best service ever!!! *tips generously* :)

Title: The King's Paws
Post by: shep5377 on February 11, 2013, 09:14:11 AM
Who can I get a Rum & coke from??
I am seriously in need of a drink!! - no ice. Extra rum. ;) - do you have umbrella's on cocktail sticks? I like those :)

The umbrellas are actually on little axe handles, but the effect is the same.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Stars Cascade on February 11, 2013, 10:46:50 AM
Who can I get a Rum & coke from??
I am seriously in need of a drink!! - no ice. Extra rum. ;) - do you have umbrella's on cocktail sticks? I like those :)

The umbrellas are actually on little axe handles, but the effect is the same.

Even better! :D

Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on February 11, 2013, 12:02:05 PM
You guys are completely insane, but in a entertaining way.    Though the often ignored rational side of my mind does question where this bar is considering it's multi-national patronship.   Given the Kraken and pirates and other such things, I am led to assume that this bar is a sea-faring water vessel.     

Also, after writing 6000 words just now, I need a cigarette, a strong glass of whiskey and a playlist of 60s American Protest songs
Title: The King's Paws
Post by: shep5377 on February 11, 2013, 12:11:05 PM
Talking about out multi-national patronage, we've just had some Wheat Beer ordered as we're expecting an elderly German gent with spare time in his hands.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on February 11, 2013, 05:51:04 PM
The wheat beer has been delayed, it won't get here until tomorrow, unfortunately. However, I do have Jon's whiskey, cigarette, and I think we might have a jukebox or two in the corner. If we don't, I'll get our interior decorator (Chill) to get us one.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on February 11, 2013, 05:57:33 PM
Talking about out multi-national patronage, we've just had some Wheat Beer ordered as we're expecting an elderly German gent with spare time in his hands.
I think he'll prefer red whine. Or blood.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Arry on February 11, 2013, 06:03:51 PM
I think we might have a jukebox or two in the corner. If we don't, I'll get our interior decorator (Chill) to get us one.
I heard Hound (our aspiring minstrel) wanted to play the lute and sing us a song  ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on February 11, 2013, 06:11:45 PM
I think we might have a jukebox or two in the corner. If we don't, I'll get our interior decorator (Chill) to get us one.
I heard Hound (our aspiring minstrel) wanted to play the lute and sing us a song  ;D

Deal. In exchange for room and board, I will accept music no less than four days a week.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on February 11, 2013, 06:40:41 PM
Soooo are you throwing the next round, Doug? I heard it's a long forgotten tradition that newly raised mods pay drinks for all in the King's Paws.  ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on February 11, 2013, 06:45:13 PM
Soooo are you throwing the next round, Doug? I heard it's a long forgotten tradition that newly raised mods pay drinks for all in the King's Paws.  ;D

Windy's a mod now?  :o What is the world coming to? In all seriousness though, congrats Doug! I'll raise a tankard to that! (Of purely non-alcoholic beer, of course).
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Idlewilder on February 11, 2013, 07:58:17 PM
Hoo-boy. I need a drink, it's been a busy day.

Barman - a pint of your finest.  :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on February 11, 2013, 09:40:13 PM
Windy shout the bar? Come on guys, he's a Scot. Wouldn't shout if a shark bit him.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on February 11, 2013, 09:57:08 PM
Windy shout the bar? Come on guys, he's a Scot. Wouldn't shout if a shark bit him.

That's mean! Apologies, big bro, or I'm telling Mama!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: blendyface on February 11, 2013, 10:40:53 PM
Windy shout the bar? Come on guys, he's a Scot. Wouldn't shout if a shark bit him.

**splutters awake from the corner table** Did somebody say...SCOTSHLAND?! **falls back asleep**
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on February 12, 2013, 12:21:32 AM
Ah yes, cheers to your modship, Wilder.    Anything that gives me a reason to drink is a reason to celebrate.   Though I do wonder where the smoking section is, wouldn't want to bother people you know

Now what is this I hear about minstrels?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lor on February 12, 2013, 12:23:16 AM
Ah yes, cheers to your modship, Wilder.    Anything that gives me a reason to drink is a reason to celebrate.   Though I do wonder where the smoking section is, wouldn't want to bother people you know

Now what is this I hear about minstrels?

smoking's out in the beer garden with me. Tis a fine night for a cigar.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on February 12, 2013, 01:21:58 AM
Did someone say minstrals? Why, I booked us the best band north of the Scottish Highlands.

(http://www.therootsagency.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/IanSahra.jpg)
Title: AW: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on February 12, 2013, 05:18:43 AM
Did someone say minstrals? Why, I booked us the best band north of the Scottish Highlands.

(http://www.therootsagency.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/IanSahra.jpg)
Who of them is the_hound? Hard to see in this picture.
Title: The King's Paws
Post by: Stars Cascade on February 18, 2013, 07:48:06 PM
*wanders in, plops onto barstool*

Fireball shots please. No ice make them doubles & keep them coming!!





Title: The King's Paws
Post by: shep5377 on February 18, 2013, 08:18:11 PM
*wanders in, plops onto barstool*

Fireball shots please. No ice make them doubles & keep them coming!!

*Looks up bleary eyed at the newcomer and the mention of fireball shots. Cowers behind laminated menu*
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Stars Cascade on February 18, 2013, 09:04:47 PM
*wanders in, plops onto barstool*

Fireball shots please. No ice make them doubles & keep them coming!!

*Looks up bleary eyed at the newcomer and the mention of fireball shots. Cowers behind laminated menu*

*Passes shep a fireball.* yum, cinnamon whiskey <3

Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on February 18, 2013, 09:12:48 PM
Cinnamon whiskey? That reminds me of the cinnamon challenge (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyk7utV_D2I). Anyone want to give it a try?
Title: The King's Paws
Post by: shep5377 on February 18, 2013, 09:15:48 PM
Cinnamon whiskey? That reminds me of the cinnamon challenge (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyk7utV_D2I). Anyone want to give it a try?

I've seen that before.


After you, X.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on February 18, 2013, 09:45:33 PM
No Cinnamon challenges in my bar! I don't need anyone thrashing about on the floor, spewing brown powder everywhere.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: AlmightyZael on February 18, 2013, 10:06:50 PM
It'll only act as something to absorb all the various liquids that will no doubt collect on the floor after a bunch of rowdy fantasy lovers have at it.
Pretend it's sawdust and the problem with go away.

All together now! *Drinks*
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Stars Cascade on February 18, 2013, 10:16:57 PM
It'll only act as something to absorb all the various liquids that will no doubt collect on the floor after a bunch of rowdy fantasy lovers have at it.
Pretend it's sawdust and the problem with go away.

All together now! *Drinks*

I have never (and don't intend to) done the Cinnamon challenge, though I've seen it done. - Mythbusters did it as I recall. Its amusing to watch just doesn't seem like its fun to do.

The Cinnamon whiskey is delicious. I am not a whiskey drinker, but Fireball I love. Its warm to drink but heats up on the way down. Yum!!
its nice as a Firebomb - think Jagerbomb, but fireball :)

I haven't had a drink in far too long :'(

Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jeni on February 18, 2013, 11:56:38 PM
I'll have whatever is on offer.  :D

I've just dared to suggest that Sir Ray of Bradbury might not have written a perfect book, over in the book club. Not sure how well that will go down.   :o

In fact, pass me the bottle....
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on February 19, 2013, 12:05:19 AM
I'll have whatever is on offer.  :D

I've just dared to suggest that Sir Ray of Bradbury might not have written a perfect book, over in the book club. Not sure how well that will go down.   :o

In fact, pass me the bottle....

To each her own, Jeni! No hard feelings here at all. Unfortunately, we're out of drinks *shoves bottles behind bar* so you'll just have to make do with whatever the cinnamon/sawdust on the floor has absorbed. ;)

No, seriously. That's fine. Have a tumble of whiskey.  :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on February 19, 2013, 12:18:34 AM
Without drinks, I'm taking recommendations. What does the bar need?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on February 19, 2013, 04:15:20 AM
I'm going to see if I can hunt down some of this cinnamon whiskey.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Stars Cascade on February 19, 2013, 08:59:51 AM
I'm going to see if I can hunt down some of this cinnamon whiskey.

Search for 'fireball whiskey' :)

Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on February 20, 2014, 04:36:43 PM
/me sips his red wine.
It's quite crowded in his local pub. Not that he has a problem with this. He's just wondering where all those people are coming from. "Did I miss something?" he asks himself, trying to figure out what's going on.
There's friendly chatter all around while Chill and Charly run around, serving drinks.
A hound sits in a corner. He's licking his balls and is completely unfazed by the "no animals allowed" sign over the door.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on February 20, 2014, 04:45:37 PM
The hound is quite content licking his balls. After all he has the monopoly on karma.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on February 20, 2014, 11:22:01 PM
So we're open for business again, are we?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on February 21, 2014, 01:42:39 AM
So we're open for business again, are we?

It seems like it.  Hopefully they cleaned out the cobwebs and roaches.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on February 21, 2014, 03:22:39 AM
The underage bartender was probably a concern.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on February 21, 2014, 07:56:04 AM
*peeks through the door*
Is it ok?

I'll have a J2O please - apple & rasberry :D

It's Friday, hurrah! I'm so incredibly exhausted that I can't wait - stupid work, stupid people at work, stupid deadlines - and stupid stress and perfectionism. There. Rant over, hehe
Off to the bookshop later, pick up my 2 "reserve & collect" - I'm literally finishing Mistborn 1 (stupid alarm clock, ringing at wrong time (of the book)) and need 2 and 3 asap!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Karin on May 27, 2014, 04:05:59 PM
Hey isn't mistborn by that sanders guy! got damn he looks just like you would imagen a fantasy writer! He is the cliche this very tread is trying to get rid off! Maybe I had one to many, and nothing wrong with his writing, put his look just pisses me off! >:(.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jeni on May 27, 2014, 07:14:29 PM
Hey isn't mistborn by that sanders guy! got damn he looks just like you would imagen a fantasy writer! He is the cliche this very tread is trying to get rid off! Maybe I had one to many, and nothing wrong with his writing, put his look just pisses me off! >:(.

*passes drunk person a large mug of strong coffee*

Time to sober up, I think. ...judgjng people for the way they look is likely to get you barred. Please refrain.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jaedia on July 13, 2014, 06:02:25 PM
*peeks in* Anybody here? I've been gone for a little while! :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on July 14, 2014, 01:26:33 AM
*peeks in* Anybody here? I've been gone for a little while! :D
Welcome back, Jaedia! Have a drink and relax.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jaedia on July 14, 2014, 04:08:11 PM
*peeks in* Anybody here? I've been gone for a little while! :D
Welcome back, Jaedia! Have a drink and relax.

I'm all right with a lemonade, cheers. *raises glass* How's it going around here? :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Arry on July 14, 2014, 04:16:37 PM
*peeks in* Anybody here? I've been gone for a little while! :D
Welcome back, Jaedia! Have a drink and relax.


Yep! Nice to see you back! :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on July 14, 2014, 11:59:19 PM
*peeks in* Anybody here? I've been gone for a little while! :D
Welcome back, Jaedia! Have a drink and relax.

I'm all right with a lemonade, cheers. *raises glass* How's it going around here? :D
Lemonade is technically a drink. Going okay. Glad to see you back with us.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on July 15, 2014, 12:29:41 AM
*Chill shoots the cobwebs. Notices more people than just the crazy guy in the corner. He smiles and hides the six shooter.*

Welcome back. Don't mind the spiders. They're starting to pay rent.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on July 15, 2014, 07:59:56 AM
I'll stay away from those lodgers, though, if you don't mind...

So, is this the type of pub/café where strangers chat, or shall I just sit in my sofa with my book?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: DBASKLS on July 15, 2014, 02:46:44 PM
Popping in for a quick beer as it's my birthday! At my age though I'm not sure why I'm celebrating!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on July 15, 2014, 03:44:25 PM
Ooooh happy birthday!! :D

And don't even think that, birthdays are the best day of the year.
Just think of all the cumulative experience ;D (I remember you're either 6 months older or 6 months younger than me, so trust me hehe)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jaedia on July 15, 2014, 11:47:54 PM
If I slip away again, just drag me back by hook or by crook, okay? ;) You know where to find me!

Happy birthday, Dbask! I might put a slice of lemon in my lemonade to celebrate.  8)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jeni on July 16, 2014, 12:23:06 AM
Happy birthday Dbaskls.... I hope your day was full of fun and cake!  :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on July 16, 2014, 12:55:26 AM
Happy Birthday dbaskls! Drinks are on the house.

Wait, I think Charlie's the bartender. Drinks are on him.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on July 16, 2014, 01:12:29 AM
Popping in for a quick beer as it's my birthday! At my age though I'm not sure why I'm celebrating!

Any birthday is worth celebrating here! And luckily I'm in tonight, so I guess your first round's on me! :D

I'm cutting the Texan off though. He's had a pint too much already. :P
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on July 16, 2014, 01:14:55 AM
Popping in for a quick beer as it's my birthday! At my age though I'm not sure why I'm celebrating!

Any birthday is worth celebrating here! And luckily I'm in tonight, so I guess your first round's on me! :D

I'm cutting the Texan off though. He's had a pint too much already. :P
And the real worry about that Charlie is I don't even think he's drinking alcohol!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on July 16, 2014, 01:24:32 AM
Popping in for a quick beer as it's my birthday! At my age though I'm not sure why I'm celebrating!

Any birthday is worth celebrating here! And luckily I'm in tonight, so I guess your first round's on me! :D

I'm cutting the Texan off though. He's had a pint too much already. :P
And the real worry about that Charlie is I don't even think he's drinking alcohol!

That's when the real fun starts. ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on July 16, 2014, 02:17:13 AM
Popping in for a quick beer as it's my birthday! At my age though I'm not sure why I'm celebrating!

Any birthday is worth celebrating here! And luckily I'm in tonight, so I guess your first round's on me! :D

I'm cutting the Texan off though. He's had a pint too much already. :P
And the real worry about that Charlie is I don't even think he's drinking alcohol!

That's when the real fun starts. ;)

You guys do not want to see me get drunk. Because that's when the karaoke starts, and no one wants that.

EDIT: 1000th POST! WOOHOO! Alright guys, I made it to Kingkiller. Back into hibernation for another year, I guess. (Also, I love that I made it on this, of all possible posts of mine it could have been.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on July 16, 2014, 02:28:57 AM
Popping in for a quick beer as it's my birthday! At my age though I'm not sure why I'm celebrating!

Any birthday is worth celebrating here! And luckily I'm in tonight, so I guess your first round's on me! :D

I'm cutting the Texan off though. He's had a pint too much already. :P
And the real worry about that Charlie is I don't even think he's drinking alcohol!

That's when the real fun starts. ;)

You guys do not want to see me get drunk. Because that's when the karaoke starts, and no one wants that.

EDIT: 1000th POST! WOOHOO! Alright guys, I made it to Kingkiller. Back into hibernation for another year, I guess. (Also, I love that I made it on this, of all possible posts of mine it could have been.
Well done Charlie and now we need another round to celebrate it.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on July 16, 2014, 02:47:34 AM
Did somebody say karaoke?

(http://www.partyamarillo.com/images/Karaoke%20cartoon.jpg)

Now I need to catch up to 2K posts, 'cause Khaleesi is not a title I want. Ugh.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jaedia on July 16, 2014, 01:11:12 PM
I want to favourite all of the posts! R.I.P. Karma.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on July 16, 2014, 02:02:03 PM
Happy birthday, dbaskls and welcome back, Jaedia!

I love it when our pub is getting the attention it deserves.  :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jaedia on July 16, 2014, 04:27:32 PM
Thanks Xia! *hugs and spills lemonade on your back*
Oops, sorry about that.
Title: AW: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on July 16, 2014, 04:53:33 PM
Thanks Xia! *hugs and spills lemonade on your back*
Oops, sorry about that.
's okay, I like lemonade. ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on July 16, 2014, 06:43:26 PM
The ice fell down your back, though, hehe

I'm reading my book, but open to anyone who'd like a chat.
Getting better :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on July 16, 2014, 07:04:24 PM
The ice fell down your back, though, hehe

I'm reading my book, but open to anyone who'd like a chat.
Getting better :)
Dunno how it is in the UK, but Berlin is hot enough to enjoy a little refreshment - even down the back - at the moment. :)

I'm reading too - not as fast as you, though. Am in chapter 8 or so. If you want to open the next thread in the read along, feel free to do so. :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on July 16, 2014, 07:13:32 PM
Well, the english call it 'hot', but it's only around 22 C - it's also quite breezy, so it feels cool. It doesn't help that my silly colleagues put the air con so strong that I have to wear a jacket over my tshirt indoors >:(

Are you sure? I've just finished chapter 35, so I might post on the second one later/tomorrow... don't have as much to say as in the first section, though, hehe

Oh, and congrats - I was rooting for you, ever since you beat my country on the very first game ("if you can't beat them, join them") ;D

 
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on July 16, 2014, 07:47:36 PM
22 C, pfft. It's 27, 28 C down here, and I've never seen it this cool during July.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on July 16, 2014, 08:31:49 PM
I agree, 22 C is a nice normal spring day hehe

By the way, what does it say about me that this morning on Breakfast TV there was a piece on Mixed Martial Arts and I thought I might see Marc there? ;D (I'd never even heard about MMA before coming to FF hehe)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on July 16, 2014, 09:26:37 PM
I want to favourite all of the posts! R.I.P. Karma.

RIP IN PEACE!!!

But actually, I need a place to vent, because.

Get this.

By sheer happenstance, I will be in the UK come August (My family decided it was our next big vacation spot, after doing Italy last year). Yes, I will even be in London in August. Now, some of the more astute readers will be thinking, 'Hey, that's when the Grim Gathering is. Maybe Charlie can come and we can all finally meet him?"

No.

No, because I leave London (going to Edinburgh, actually, so life is not completely cruel) quite literally the day before I would get the chance to meet some of my favorite authors and favorite people in the whole world.

I'm really bitter about this, if you can't tell. :P I need a drink.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on July 16, 2014, 11:58:49 PM
Damn Charlie! I'm going to Worldcon, starts the day after the GG. I had kind of hoped to bump into a few people from here, but it looks like most aren't going :(.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jaedia on July 18, 2014, 01:25:29 PM
I can never afford to go to these things. Sad times. Fantasy cons would be my ideal thing!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on July 18, 2014, 09:38:26 PM
If you're in the same town/city, you can always go to the door and try to see the authors as they pass :)
I remember when I couldn't go to concerts, I sometimes did that, hehe

It's Friday!!! :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on July 19, 2014, 01:28:01 AM
If you're in the same town/city, you can always go to the door and try to see the authors as they pass :)
I remember when I couldn't go to concerts, I sometimes did that, hehe

It's Friday!!! :D
You often find that they also do signings and appearances at local bookstores. I know that happened with a few authors at Worldcon in Melbourne and it's likely to happen in London.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jaedia on July 21, 2014, 12:10:18 PM
The closest they tend to get to me is Cardiff which is a 2 hour drive, sadly it's the getting there I can't afford.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on July 27, 2014, 01:50:26 AM
*Sits down. Mutters a rant about Terry Brooks. Notices the bar is empty again.*

I really ain't going back to my day job. I can pay the bills some other way.
Title: AW: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on July 27, 2014, 05:14:53 PM
*Sits down. Mutters a rant about Terry Brooks. Notices the bar is empty again.*

I really ain't going back to my day job. I can pay the bills some other way.
Terry Brooks is your day job? You can serve me a glass of dry Mosel-Riesling if you want something to do. ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jaedia on July 28, 2014, 07:38:36 PM
*Sits down. Mutters a rant about Terry Brooks. Notices the bar is empty again.*

I really ain't going back to my day job. I can pay the bills some other way.
Terry Brooks is your day job? You can serve me a glass of dry Mosel-Riesling if you want something to do. ;)

*snort*
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on July 28, 2014, 07:59:07 PM
If you guys enjoy the sense of community and camaraderie that we have here, please please please join the RPG that C.Hill and I are running. The first RPG was probably the single greatest thing I have ever done on the internet, it was a ridiculous amount of fun. I really think that everyone here would enjoy participating in this one.

RPG: Rules, Questions, & Discussion (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/table-top-rpg-games/rpg-rules-questions-discussion/)
RPG: Charlemagne's Recruitment Thread (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/table-top-rpg-games/rpg-charlemagne's-recruitment-thread/)
RPG: C.Hill's Recruitment Thread (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/table-top-rpg-games/rpg-c-hill's-recruitment-thread/)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on July 29, 2014, 05:12:44 PM
*Sits down to rant.*

Alright, gotta love running all across creation because college's can't get their crap together and communicate. Then I go over to my grandparent's and end up stepping on a piece of glass. There's goes a bit of the week for me. Then we come home to find the power's out. Lovely.

*Takes a sip.*

Rant aside, we've already got two people jumping in on the RPG. No pressure, but I'll echo Charlie's sentiments: The last one was amazing.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on July 29, 2014, 07:45:08 PM
Rant aside, we've already got two people jumping in on the RPG. No pressure, but I'll echo Charlie's sentiments: The last one was amazing.
Don't feel hesitant because of our seemingly high expectations. You already know that the #1 goal is fun and that doesn't fit with unmeetable expectations. ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on July 29, 2014, 08:03:01 PM
Rant aside, we've already got two people jumping in on the RPG. No pressure, but I'll echo Charlie's sentiments: The last one was amazing.
Don't feel hesitant because of our seemingly high expectations. You already know that the #1 goal is fun and that doesn't fit with unmeetable expectations. ;)

Pshht. What are expectations?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on July 29, 2014, 08:29:47 PM
*Sits down to rant.*

Alright, gotta love running all across creation because college's can't get their crap together and communicate. Then I go over to my grandparent's and end up stepping on a piece of glass. There's goes a bit of the week for me. Then we come home to find the power's out. Lovely.

*Takes a sip.*

Ouch, this doesn't sound fun! :'( Sorry.

Rant aside, we've already got two people jumping in on the RPG. No pressure, but I'll echo Charlie's sentiments: The last one was amazing.
Don't feel hesitant because of our seemingly high expectations. You already know that the #1 goal is fun and that doesn't fit with unmeetable expectations. ;)

Pshht. What are expectations?

WAIT THERE'S A GAME GOING ON I HAD COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN! :o    ;)
But seriously. I don't think either of us are feeling any pressure.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on July 29, 2014, 08:59:24 PM
Yes, "other people", do join, it's very funny, and the more the better!

And here's some cake, C.Hill, it makes everything better including your foot.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on July 30, 2014, 01:19:51 AM
*Sits down to rant.*

Alright, gotta love running all across creation because college's can't get their crap together and communicate. Then I go over to my grandparent's and end up stepping on a piece of glass. There's goes a bit of the week for me. Then we come home to find the power's out. Lovely.

*Takes a sip.*

Ouch, this doesn't sound fun! :'( Sorry.

Rant aside, we've already got two people jumping in on the RPG. No pressure, but I'll echo Charlie's sentiments: The last one was amazing.
Don't feel hesitant because of our seemingly high expectations. You already know that the #1 goal is fun and that doesn't fit with unmeetable expectations. ;)

Pshht. What are expectations?

WAIT THERE'S A GAME GOING ON I HAD COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN! :o    ;)
But seriously. I don't think either of us are feeling any pressure.
It's all good clean fun until someone introduces a kraken into the mix.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: AlmightyZael on July 30, 2014, 06:02:46 AM
Did we break the clique yet?
That damn group of friends making everyone feel unwelcome...  ;D
I'm happy to see new faces that are genuinely nice people!! It makes us stronger!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on July 30, 2014, 07:52:54 AM
You seem to be famous, Zael ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on July 30, 2014, 08:59:15 AM
I'm new! Sort of!  Not really!  I come and go.  I'm like a Karma Chameleon, but only in that way.   But enough of that, things are looking lively around these parts again.  Zael even came back! (I guess? He's always kind of been here in the background it seems.)    What's the point of all this again? Ah yes, alcohol and fantasy novels! Bring on cauldrons full of the latter and goblets of the former!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: AlmightyZael on July 30, 2014, 09:17:56 PM
You seem to be famous, Zael ;D

*Blushes*
I wouldn't say that, exactly ;D just seems all the gang is still here and have been gracious enough to remember me :)

I'm new! Sort of!  Not really!  I come and go.  I'm like a Karma Chameleon, but only in that way.   But enough of that, things are looking lively around these parts again.  Zael even came back! (I guess? He's always kind of been here in the background it seems.)    What's the point of all this again? Ah yes, alcohol and fantasy novels! Bring on cauldrons full of the latter and goblets of the former!

New? :P
I remember you Mr.Rock! I believe you arrived here shortly after me. Ordering more beers than any man has a right to! Now push over, and lemme take a swig o' that there grog!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on July 31, 2014, 12:24:38 AM
Zael comes back and it turns into old home week here. Nice to see.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on July 31, 2014, 12:25:02 AM
New? :P
I remember you Mr.Rock! I believe you arrived here shortly after me. Ordering more beers than any man has a right to! Now push over, and lemme take a swig o' that there grog!

I never said I was going to DRINK all of this.  Are you questioning my generous spirit?  Of course I know I'm not really new, I just have a tendency to disappear for a few months.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on July 31, 2014, 12:27:57 AM
Now whatever happened to that cinnamon brandy? I'm sure someone was going to put a bottle of that behind the bar.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: AlmightyZael on July 31, 2014, 01:48:16 AM
Generosity! Ah, drunken kindness is the best kind of kindess, kinda :P
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on July 31, 2014, 01:56:06 AM
So, anybody need some nightmares? EDIT: I just noticed the EPA sticker at the bottom.  ;D

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/11/04/article-1225042-0711BCAC000005DC-579_634x428.jpg)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: AlmightyZael on July 31, 2014, 02:18:17 AM
I can't bear to look at that image...

But on a serious note I hope it's okay :/ I'm hoping it's some kinda hairless variation and hasn't/isn't suffering under the hands of some sadistic fluffer...

Oh, did I mention I like animals? *Drinks*
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on July 31, 2014, 02:55:43 AM
So, anybody need some nightmares? EDIT: I just noticed the EPA sticker at the bottom.  ;D

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/11/04/article-1225042-0711BCAC000005DC-579_634x428.jpg)
Ewwww! What the fluff is that?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on July 31, 2014, 03:38:55 AM
So, anybody need some nightmares? EDIT: I just noticed the EPA sticker at the bottom.  ;D

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/11/04/article-1225042-0711BCAC000005DC-579_634x428.jpg)
Ewwww! What the fluff is that?

I'm pretty sure that's a shaved bear.   One sec, I'll reverse image search it. 

Ah, yeah.  It's a bear without it's hair.   Apparently it was some kind of genetic defect or something regarding some female bears in Germany in 2009.   
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on July 31, 2014, 03:40:20 AM
Genetic defect? We call that mange. Or drunk German dares.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on July 31, 2014, 03:44:35 AM
Genetic defect? We call that mange. Or drunk German dares.

Nah, they apparently checked them for other conditions.  Course I'm not a vet, I'm just a guy who can use the internet well.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: AlmightyZael on July 31, 2014, 04:15:13 AM
Well, that puts that hairy situation to rest. It really shed some light on it.

I'll go now...
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: JonRock411 on July 31, 2014, 04:31:56 AM
Well, that puts that hairy situation to rest. It really shed some light on it.

I'll go now...

Glad I could clear that up fur you.  Hope it didn't give you too much paws.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: AlmightyZael on July 31, 2014, 05:57:01 AM
We have to stop before there's claws for concern... We don't want it to get grizzly, do we?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on July 31, 2014, 08:02:22 AM
Zael comes back and it turns into old home week here. Nice to see.

I hope I'm not intruding hehe
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on July 31, 2014, 09:02:41 AM
Zael comes back and it turns into old home week here. Nice to see.

I hope I'm not intruding hehe
Not at all, always room for more in the Kings Paws, it's like the TARDIS. If we get enough in here for a good karaoke it could get a bit ugly, though.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on July 31, 2014, 10:29:29 AM
I can only do Wham's "Last Christmas" ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on July 31, 2014, 11:16:13 AM
I can only do Wham's "Last Christmas" ;D
Better than me. 'Yellow Submarine' is about my limit.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: AlmightyZael on July 31, 2014, 09:50:08 PM
1...2....1-2-3-4!!
Hey where did you goooooo,
Days when the rain cameeee,
down in the hollooowwww,
Playing a new game...

EVERYBODY!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on August 01, 2014, 10:41:31 PM
Just posted a bit of a rant in the Peter Jackson thread.

I need a drink to calm me down. How about a "Rise and Fall of Empires"? (Anyone here read Scott Lynch's story in Rogues? ;D)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on August 02, 2014, 12:04:32 AM
Hey! I just realized that today is the two-year anniversary of my registration on these forums! My, how time flies! :)

Also, another drink. Any suggestions on good celebratory beverages?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jeni on August 02, 2014, 12:40:34 AM
Hey! I just realized that today is the two-year anniversary of my registration on these forums! My, how time flies! :)

Also, another drink. Any suggestions on good celebratory beverages?

Can't go wrong with Southern Comfort, lemonade and a couple of slices of lime.

Here, have a double.

Enjoy! :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: AlmightyZael on August 02, 2014, 04:17:09 AM
Hey! I just realized that today is the two-year anniversary of my registration on these forums! My, how time flies! :)

Also, another drink. Any suggestions on good celebratory beverages?

Double Archer's and lemonade. You're welcome :P
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jaedia on August 09, 2014, 09:24:17 PM
Are we doing karaoke because I've just been prancing around Sainsburys singing "Singin' in the Rain". :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on August 09, 2014, 10:37:26 PM
Did people applaud? :D
Was it raining inside, hehe?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jaedia on August 09, 2014, 11:55:05 PM
No I did it quietly with a little cheerful dance whilst looking for hot chocolate. And no.. but it was raining when I started outside. I even gave the air a little Malcom Macdowell kick. Woops. ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on August 10, 2014, 10:23:34 AM
 ;D
Today it seems to be a question of "Drowing in the rain", and the storm hasn't even reached the north yet!
I guess it will be a "snuggling inside while the rain is outside" day
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jaedia on August 10, 2014, 02:28:19 PM
Not a chance! I had to go to the charity shop, and later on had a date! My other half took me to my favourite Indian restaurant. Found the rain quite delightful, anyway. Though today it's more windy, that is definitely a snuggle inside kind of day.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on August 16, 2014, 07:15:24 PM
Is there a better feeling in the world than having a bunch of brand new books to read? *
I've just bought Hobbs' Farseer trilogy and, once again against my better judgement of buying books before the (in this case 4) are published, Weeks' The black prism
 ;D


* I realise some people might reply with love and that kind of thing. Once you've been through the bad side of love, you realise it's overrated ;) (I know I know - until I fall in love again, is that it? I'll stick with my new books for now ;D)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jaedia on August 20, 2014, 02:10:32 PM
Is there a better feeling in the world than having a bunch of brand new books to read? *
I've just bought Hobbs' Farseer trilogy and, once again against my better judgement of buying books before the (in this case 4) are published, Weeks' The black prism
 ;D

Nope!! New books are The Best. :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: AlmightyZael on August 20, 2014, 11:59:10 PM
I enjoyed the Black Prism. But for some reason I only made it half way through, so I'm planning on reading it again soon :)
Also in a bit of short story obsession at the moment. H.P Lovecraft and Harlan Ellison are dominating my Kindle, as well as some choice anthologies :P
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on October 17, 2014, 02:00:07 PM
Don't you just love holidays that include dentists and tooth surgery?
 :'(
Still here another 4 days, removing the stitches on last day...

Looking at the Fantasy section in bookshops abroad is interesting... and makes me want to protect my local bookshops more!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on October 17, 2014, 11:18:02 PM
Don't you just love holidays that include dentists and tooth surgery?
 :'(
Still here another 4 days, removing the stitches on last day...

Looking at the Fantasy section in bookshops abroad is interesting... and makes me want to protect my local bookshops more!
Interesting good or interesting bad, Bea?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on October 18, 2014, 05:53:43 PM
Looking at the Fantasy section in bookshops abroad is interesting... and makes me want to protect my local bookshops more!
Interesting good or interesting bad, Bea?

Neither, really. Neutral.
I could say lots of things that I've been thinking about (I'm in the country where I was born and where I lived until 10 years ago), but to answer your question, it's interesting to see:
- the books available, that is, the ones chosen to be translated/published here
- the way they actually translate titles, names, etc
- the fact that now there actually is a Fantasy section (called either 'Sci-Fi' or 'Fantastic')
- the way that this makes me feel, and how translated books feel fake (I've read originals since my teenage years), and how I'm weird for feeling like that :-\
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Saraband on March 03, 2015, 09:10:18 AM
Just noticed it has been a year since I joined these forums. I then went to my Goodreads profile, to check the books I have read this last year, and about 80% of them were books recommended here, so Fantasy-Faction has influenced my life greatly, and for the better.

Besides meeting some wonderful people, the Monthly Writing Contest has also been a great exercise and incentive to keep me trying to improve my writing. It has forced me out of my comfort zone a few times - the Fanfiction month, for example - which is great.

So, cheers everyone. I hope you don't mind if I hang around here for a bit longer  8)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on March 03, 2015, 10:10:17 AM
Congrats! You could've timed it so that this post would've been your 1400th, not your 1399th, though.   ;);D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on March 03, 2015, 12:11:35 PM
Just noticed it has been a year since I joined these forums. I then went to my Goodreads profile, to check the books I have read this last year, and about 80% of them were books recommended here, so Fantasy-Faction has influenced my life greatly, and for the better.

Besides meeting some wonderful people, the Monthly Writing Contest has also been a great exercise and incentive to keep me trying to improve my writing. It has forced me out of my comfort zone a few times - the Fanfiction month, for example - which is great.

So, cheers everyone. I hope you don't mind if I hang around here for a bit longer  8)
Cheers, Miguel! I really can't imagine a nicer crew of people who are also sharp and funny. (Though I did have a great high school D&D / "let's go chanting" group: "Earth! Wind! Fire! Snow! Evil spirits, away you go!" Fun times.) You've certainly been welcoming to a newcomer like me.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on March 03, 2015, 12:45:44 PM
*dances around and gives cake to everyone to celebrate*
I've been here almost 1.5 years - great place, great people :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Saraband on March 04, 2015, 03:00:07 PM
Cheers everyone  :) I have 'celebrated' the fact by changing my display name from my real name to the pseudonym I usually have associated with my writing (William G. Saraband), for no particular reason (well, having my real name here felt *too formal*...).
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on March 04, 2015, 03:00:45 PM
Cheers everyone  :) I have 'celebrated' the fact by changing my display name from my real name to the pseudonym / nickname I usually have associated with my writing, for no particular reason (well, having my real name here felt *too formal*...).
Yes, but now we call you Sara?  ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Saraband on March 04, 2015, 03:02:25 PM
Cheers everyone  :) I have 'celebrated' the fact by changing my display name from my real name to the pseudonym / nickname I usually have associated with my writing, for no particular reason (well, having my real name here felt *too formal*...).
Yes, but now we call you Sara?  ;D

Still better than @M. G., as it used to be  :P
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Eclipse on March 04, 2015, 05:28:09 PM
*dances around and gives cake to everyone to celebrate*
I've been here almost 1.5 years - great place, great people :D

Spits out the cake

By Sargonnas Balls whose put spam in it? looks at the new cook Jmacyk suspiciously
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on March 04, 2015, 05:34:33 PM
*dances around and gives cake to everyone to celebrate*
I've been here almost 1.5 years - great place, great people :D

Spits out the cake

By Sargonnas Balls whose put spam in it? looks at the new cook Jmacyk suspiciously

Knew we couldn't trust those new whippersnappers!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on March 04, 2015, 05:35:08 PM
*dances around and gives cake to everyone to celebrate*
I've been here almost 1.5 years - great place, great people :D

Spits out the cake

By Sargonnas Balls whose put spam in it? looks at the new cook Jmacyk suspiciously
Don't forget the pineapple.  Spam and pineapple, baby
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on March 04, 2015, 06:24:32 PM
 >:(
Yes, it's got pineapple, but not spam!
It was a lovely sponge with fresh cream and pineapple... don't like it? More for me :P ;D

And... Sara?? hehehehe you *are* mean ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Eclipse on March 05, 2015, 05:22:10 PM
Cant smile without you - Barry manilow
*chuckles*

The juke box has just randomly played The Strokes - shall we stick with that?

Steps over the abandoned Jenga and Heads towards the magical  Jukebox sees that the the last two songs played on it were Barry Manilow and The Strokes

The Jukebox starts up on it's own and starts to play.........



Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on March 24, 2015, 03:14:22 PM
I want a comfy corner with a cappucino or similar, and Wim Mertens playing, and my current Prince of Fools to read.
I've forgotten already I was on holidays, work is being horrid :'(
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on March 24, 2015, 03:44:25 PM
I want a comfy corner with a cappucino or similar, and Wim Mertens playing, and my current Prince of Fools to read.
I've forgotten already I was on holidays, work is being horrid :'(
Sorry about work. I'm taking the day off with my son to empty out his waterbed. Joy.

Had never heard of Mertens. Lovely.
Have you listened to George Winston? His is the music of my wife's and my courtship.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on March 24, 2015, 04:28:03 PM
Metallica it is.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on March 24, 2015, 06:37:07 PM
Metallica's fine but not for relaxing ;)

No, never heard of George Winston.

Mertens is a belgian composer, contemporary music (piano, string quartets, etc) - released most works in the 90s. I think the only countries who know who he is, apart from Belgium, are Portugal and Spain, dunno why
I've seen him live 3 times now, soooo good (and met him, after sneaking backstage - oh my younger years ;D)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Arry on March 24, 2015, 11:10:36 PM
*** Round of drinks on me as an apology for flooding the Recent Topics with release dates. Adding to the calendar creates new topics as well  :D ***
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Justan Henner on March 25, 2015, 01:31:33 AM
Have you listened to George Winston? His is the music of my wife's and my courtship.

I think I've heard this on an elevator somewhere  ;). Really though. I looked up one of his album's on youtube. I've heard the first song, and know it, but I have no idea from where. It must be the background music in a movie or something, and now it's really bothering me. I don't understand how I know it well enough to predict the notes but have no idea where I heard it...

EDIT: I've got it! It plays on my instrumental based pandora station. No wonder I liked it so much.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on March 27, 2015, 06:31:10 PM
Back on my corner, trying to relax.
This week I worked a full 1.5 days more than the expected/paid hours - my brain is now mush :-\
You guys are what keeps me sane :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on March 27, 2015, 07:08:58 PM
Back on my corner, trying to relax.
This week I worked a full 1.5 days more than the expected/paid hours - my brain is now mush :-\
You guys are what keeps me sane :D
Yes this ^

When my daughter lived at home, we could chat fantasy novels all day.
My lovely wife can listen to only so much.  :)
You poor folks are stuck with me.  ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on March 28, 2015, 12:38:54 AM
Anyone notice that @Elfy (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1153) has gone past 5,000 posts?
And we're all arguing about worshipping @Gariath (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=272)?
Misplaced, gentleherms, misplaced.  ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on March 28, 2015, 12:45:47 AM
Anyone notice that @Elfy (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1153) has gone past 5,000 posts?
And we're all arguing about worshipping @Gariath (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=272)?
Misplaced, gentleherms, misplaced.  ;D
Thanks for pointing that out, mate. I don't often look at it.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on March 28, 2015, 02:38:44 AM
An old, nearly-forgotten friend walks into the tavern, and, seeing that his usual spot at the bar is free, takes a seat. "Well gents," asks the friend. "What has happened since I was last here?"
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on March 28, 2015, 02:42:11 AM
An old, nearly-forgotten friend walks into the tavern, and, seeing that his usual spot at the bar is free, takes a seat. "Well gents," asks the friend. "What has happened since I was last here?"

Cultists, Swedes, and a Monster Lover of sorts. The usual.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on March 28, 2015, 02:46:26 AM
An old, nearly-forgotten friend walks into the tavern, and, seeing that his usual spot at the bar is free, takes a seat. "Well gents," asks the friend. "What has happened since I was last here?"

Cultists, Swedes, and a Monster Lover of sorts. The usual.

Ah, so nothing's changed then? ;D

Cultists, Swedes and Monter Lovers sound like fun though! Sorry to have missed them.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on March 28, 2015, 02:48:13 AM
An old, nearly-forgotten friend walks into the tavern, and, seeing that his usual spot at the bar is free, takes a seat. "Well gents," asks the friend. "What has happened since I was last here?"

Cultists, Swedes, and a Monster Lover of sorts. The usual.

Ah, so nothing's changed then? ;D

Cultists, Swedes and Monter Lovers sound like fun though! Sorry to have missed them.

They're sorry to be missed. But eh, next round's on me. Tell me, how's adventurin' went?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on March 28, 2015, 03:19:43 AM
An old, nearly-forgotten friend walks into the tavern, and, seeing that his usual spot at the bar is free, takes a seat. "Well gents," asks the friend. "What has happened since I was last here?"

Cultists, Swedes, and a Monster Lover of sorts. The usual.

Ah, so nothing's changed then? ;D

Cultists, Swedes and Monter Lovers sound like fun though! Sorry to have missed them.

They're sorry to be missed. But eh, next round's on me. Tell me, how's adventurin' went?

You know, I'm sure. Some bad, some good and all that. Nothing to really complain about, and plenty to be grateful for.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on March 28, 2015, 09:38:37 AM
Welcome back, @Charlemagne (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=19244).  Looking at the post history seems that I started with F-F sort of right after you started your break. Coincidence?  ;)  ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on March 28, 2015, 10:54:12 AM
Welcome back, Charlemagne.  Looking at the post history seems that I started with F-F sort of right after you started your break. Coincidence?  ;) ;D
There is no such thing as coincidence...  :o
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on March 28, 2015, 10:57:28 AM
Welcome back, Charlemagne.  Looking at the post history seems that I started with F-F sort of right after you started your break. Coincidence?  ;) ;D
There is no such thing as coincidence...  :o
Are you a wisdomous turtle?  :o

(http://7770647a14b0867efc75-b939f832d8cd9c860ce8909163419528.r92.cf2.rackcdn.com/90115.jpg)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on March 28, 2015, 11:04:45 AM
Welcome back, Charlemagne.  Looking at the post history seems that I started with F-F sort of right after you started your break. Coincidence?  ;) ;D
There is no such thing as coincidence...  :o
Are you a wisdomous turtle?  :o

(http://7770647a14b0867efc75-b939f832d8cd9c860ce8909163419528.r92.cf2.rackcdn.com/90115.jpg)
I am, at times, slow like a turtle. Does that count? But I don't think wisdom is really my thing. :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on March 28, 2015, 01:39:06 PM
F-F will soon implode! Charlie and Jmacyk can't exist in the same spacetime location *scared*
Run!!!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on March 28, 2015, 01:52:42 PM
F-F will soon implode! Charlie and Jmacyk can't exist in the same spacetime location *scared*
Run!!!
Sounds like fun.  ;) ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on March 28, 2015, 04:10:40 PM
F-F will soon implode! Charlie and Jmacyk can't exist in the same spacetime location *scared*
Run!!!
Sounds like fun.  ;) ;D

Yeah! Let's test this theory; see what happens!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on March 28, 2015, 04:21:27 PM
F-F will soon implode! Charlie and Jmacyk can't exist in the same spacetime location *scared*
Run!!!
Sounds like fun.  ;) ;D

Yeah! Let's test this theory; see what happens!

Coincidence nobody has posted for a while after this?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on March 28, 2015, 06:13:28 PM
There sat a familiar face at the bar.
A rather disheveled, though obviously rich, man with a rapier in his belt. Xiagan remembered a time, when he had held his nose higher than anyone had thought possible, when his voice had been thick with contempt and self-righteousness. When he had wanted the biggest cabin, and a comfy bed. Privacy and no disturbance. On a ship. This times were gone.
"Hello Charlie", he said. sitting down on the bar stool next to him.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on March 28, 2015, 10:09:16 PM
F-F will soon implode! Charlie and Jmacyk can't exist in the same spacetime location *scared*
Run!!!
Why not? I exist in the future.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on March 28, 2015, 10:32:13 PM
There sat a familiar face at the bar.
A rather disheveled, though obviously rich, man with a rapier in his belt. Xiagan remembered a time, when he had held his nose higher than anyone had thought possible, when his voice had been thick with contempt and self-righteousness. When he had wanted the biggest cabin, and a comfy bed. Privacy and no disturbance. On a ship. This times were gone.
"Hello Charlie", he said. sitting down on the bar stool next to him.

Awwwwww I miss the days of the RPG. Too bad the one me and Chill tried to set up over the summer didn't work out too well. Still though, nothing can beat the epitome of wackiness that was the Pirates RPG. :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on March 29, 2015, 12:20:24 AM
There sat a familiar face at the bar.
A rather disheveled, though obviously rich, man with a rapier in his belt. Xiagan remembered a time, when he had held his nose higher than anyone had thought possible, when his voice had been thick with contempt and self-righteousness. When he had wanted the biggest cabin, and a comfy bed. Privacy and no disturbance. On a ship. This times were gone.
"Hello Charlie", he said. sitting down on the bar stool next to him.

Awwwwww I miss the days of the RPG. Too bad the one me and Chill tried to set up over the summer didn't work out too well. Still though, nothing can beat the epitome of wackiness that was the Pirates RPG. :)

I sit next to Charlie, but an unpleasant odour hits my nose. "Oh no. You don't think the Kings Paws is a poop deck now?"
"I have been told by many that this bar is a 'toilet.'"
"Do we need to have that chat again about figures of speech, Charlie?"
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on March 29, 2015, 12:40:25 AM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?

We use squirrels in the dumplings.

Ah, not a big dumpling fan.

More for me, considering the pyramid is finished.

The pyramid will never be done

You want to bet? I say there is a limit.

What pyramid?

THE pyramid.

I don't get it

Shall we bring back the pyramid?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on March 29, 2015, 12:54:34 AM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?

We use squirrels in the dumplings.

Ah, not a big dumpling fan.

More for me, considering the pyramid is finished.

The pyramid will never be done

You want to bet? I say there is a limit.

What pyramid?

THE pyramid.

I don't get it

Shall we bring back the pyramid?

I like the sound of that.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on March 29, 2015, 07:14:31 AM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?

We use squirrels in the dumplings.

Ah, not a big dumpling fan.

More for me, considering the pyramid is finished.

The pyramid will never be done

You want to bet? I say there is a limit.

What pyramid?

THE pyramid.

I don't get it

Shall we bring back the pyramid?

I like the sound of that.

omfg  :o
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on March 29, 2015, 11:50:07 AM
I exist in the future.
1 hour less in the future today ;D
(or did you also move into summer time?)

I threw down my gauntlets today and gave up on my usual exercise. I'm having a 100% lazy day today (minus some house cleaning that I *really* must do)

omfg  :o
This!!!!
It looks hard on my laptop screen, I can just imagine those reading on screens the size of postal stamps ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on March 29, 2015, 12:17:29 PM
Now that I've seen the truly amazing OMFG pyramid, my mind expands.
Can we do the Labyrith?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on March 29, 2015, 12:21:19 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?

We use squirrels in the dumplings.

Ah, not a big dumpling fan.

More for me, considering the pyramid is finished.

The pyramid will never be done

You want to bet? I say there is a limit.

What pyramid?

THE pyramid.

I don't get it

Shall we bring back the pyramid?

I like the sound of that.

omfg  :o

How high can we build?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on March 29, 2015, 12:24:44 PM
As high as you come before a moderator bans you for misconduct. ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on March 29, 2015, 12:25:17 PM
*deleted*
 :-[
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on March 29, 2015, 12:26:24 PM
As high as you come before a moderator bans you for misconduct. ;)
Ooops :-[
I got tempted, but then deleted after the Master spoke ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on March 29, 2015, 12:29:53 PM
Now I'm wondering how the last pyramid ended. Was it maybe Jared with a threat including his ban hammer?

Sorry Bea, I didn't plan on intimidating anybody besides Gariath whom I know is unintimidatable (if that word exists).  ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on March 29, 2015, 12:43:01 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?

We use squirrels in the dumplings.

Ah, not a big dumpling fan.

More for me, considering the pyramid is finished.

The pyramid will never be done

You want to bet? I say there is a limit.

What pyramid?

THE pyramid.

I don't get it

Shall we bring back the pyramid?

I like the sound of that.

omfg  :o

How high can we build?

Just try and stop me!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on March 29, 2015, 05:27:04 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?

We use squirrels in the dumplings.

Ah, not a big dumpling fan.

More for me, considering the pyramid is finished.

The pyramid will never be done

You want to bet? I say there is a limit.

What pyramid?

THE pyramid.

I don't get it

Shall we bring back the pyramid?

I like the sound of that.

omfg  :o

How high can we build?

Just try and stop me!

Yeehaw!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on March 29, 2015, 05:30:10 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?

We use squirrels in the dumplings.

Ah, not a big dumpling fan.

More for me, considering the pyramid is finished.

The pyramid will never be done

You want to bet? I say there is a limit.

What pyramid?

THE pyramid.

I don't get it

Shall we bring back the pyramid?

I like the sound of that.

omfg  :o

How high can we build?

Just try and stop me!

Yeehaw!

It's not really a pyramid anymore?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on March 29, 2015, 05:31:13 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?

We use squirrels in the dumplings.

Ah, not a big dumpling fan.

More for me, considering the pyramid is finished.

The pyramid will never be done

You want to bet? I say there is a limit.

What pyramid?

THE pyramid.

I don't get it

Shall we bring back the pyramid?

I like the sound of that.

omfg  :o

How high can we build?

Just try and stop me!

Yeehaw!

It's not really a pyramid anymore?

Looks to me like there are some flaws in its construction  :(
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on March 29, 2015, 05:31:40 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?

We use squirrels in the dumplings.

Ah, not a big dumpling fan.

More for me, considering the pyramid is finished.

The pyramid will never be done

You want to bet? I say there is a limit.

What pyramid?

THE pyramid.

I don't get it

Shall we bring back the pyramid?

I like the sound of that.

omfg  :o

How high can we build?

Just try and stop me!

Yeehaw!

It's not really a pyramid anymore?

Looks to me like there are some flaws in its construction  :(
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?

We use squirrels in the dumplings.

Ah, not a big dumpling fan.

More for me, considering the pyramid is finished.

The pyramid will never be done

You want to bet? I say there is a limit.

What pyramid?

THE pyramid.

I don't get it

Shall we bring back the pyramid?

I like the sound of that.

omfg  :o

How high can we build?

Just try and stop me!

Yeehaw!

It's not really a pyramid anymore?

It can be whatever it wants to be.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on March 29, 2015, 05:43:10 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?

We use squirrels in the dumplings.

Ah, not a big dumpling fan.

More for me, considering the pyramid is finished.

The pyramid will never be done

You want to bet? I say there is a limit.

What pyramid?

THE pyramid.

I don't get it

Shall we bring back the pyramid?

I like the sound of that.

omfg  :o

How high can we build?

Just try and stop me!

Yeehaw!

It's not really a pyramid anymore?

Looks to me like there are some flaws in its construction  :(
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?

We use squirrels in the dumplings.

Ah, not a big dumpling fan.

More for me, considering the pyramid is finished.

The pyramid will never be done

You want to bet? I say there is a limit.

What pyramid?

THE pyramid.

I don't get it

Shall we bring back the pyramid?

I like the sound of that.

omfg  :o

How high can we build?

Just try and stop me!

Yeehaw!

It's not really a pyramid anymore?

It can be whatever it wants to be.

all the time trapped in the pyramid might cause fantasy faction to rotate 90  degrees and drop out of reality.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on March 29, 2015, 06:06:19 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?

We use squirrels in the dumplings.

Ah, not a big dumpling fan.

More for me, considering the pyramid is finished.

The pyramid will never be done

You want to bet? I say there is a limit.

What pyramid?

THE pyramid.

I don't get it

Shall we bring back the pyramid?

I like the sound of that.

omfg  :o

How high can we build?

Just try and stop me!

Yeehaw!

It's not really a pyramid anymore?

Looks to me like there are some flaws in its construction  :(
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?

We use squirrels in the dumplings.

Ah, not a big dumpling fan.

More for me, considering the pyramid is finished.

The pyramid will never be done

You want to bet? I say there is a limit.

What pyramid?

THE pyramid.

I don't get it

Shall we bring back the pyramid?

I like the sound of that.

omfg  :o

How high can we build?

Just try and stop me!

Yeehaw!

It's not really a pyramid anymore?

It can be whatever it wants to be.

all the time trapped in the pyramid might cause fantasy faction to rotate 90  degrees and drop out of reality.

Seems legit.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on March 29, 2015, 06:08:43 PM
We interrupt this obsession to bring you news from Key West, Florida where it's 75 Fahrenheit, breezy and beautiful.  Limoncello and sparkling white eine is on its way to the table, and it sounds like yellow grouper salad for lunch.

Pyramids are nice, but you can't eat one. Unless it's made of spam.  ;D 8)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on March 29, 2015, 06:21:13 PM
75 Fahrenheit
Americans...  :P
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on March 29, 2015, 06:29:48 PM
75 Fahrenheit
Americans...  :P

I just assumed armageddon had begun and he was burning up.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on March 29, 2015, 06:34:15 PM
75 Fahrenheit
Americans...  :P

I just assumed armageddon had begun and he was burning up.

Yeah that seems like a more reasonable assumption.  :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on March 29, 2015, 06:44:56 PM
Quote
The Fahrenheit scale was the primary temperature standard for climatic, industrial and medical purposes in English-speaking countries until the 1960s. In the late 1960s and 1970s, the Celsius scale replaced Fahrenheit in almost all of those countries—with the notable exception of the United States—typically during their metrication process.
Something a little out of date, a little off-kilter, a little original?
Sounds like something Fantasy lovers should love!  ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on March 29, 2015, 07:09:10 PM
Quote
The Fahrenheit scale was the primary temperature standard for climatic, industrial and medical purposes in English-speaking countries until the 1960s. In the late 1960s and 1970s, the Celsius scale replaced Fahrenheit in almost all of those countries—with the notable exception of the United States—typically during their metrication process.
Something a little out of date, a little off-kilter, a little original?
Sounds like something Fantasy lovers should love!  ;D
Excuses, excuses  :P
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on March 29, 2015, 07:20:04 PM
Pfffff!
Here's about 6 (C !!! like in all normal countries - although to be fair to you, J, weather presenters mention both systems when talking ;)), *extremely* strong winds and very strong and frequent showers >:( this front better be moving quickly and tomorrow morning be nice again!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on March 29, 2015, 08:10:13 PM
6C would feel warm to me at the moment... It's just above freezing here, weather forecast says it'll snow tomorrow. Spring? What spring?  :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on March 29, 2015, 08:11:01 PM
The only good thing about Fahrenheit ("Let's define 0° as the coldest temperature I felt this winter" -some German guy) is that this joke "You're cold? Go to the corner, it has 90°" works. ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on March 29, 2015, 08:15:28 PM
Oh the legendary German sense of humour

Spoiler for a slightly offensive joke - don't look if you get offended by off colour jokes.

Nazi what you did there!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Charlemagne on March 29, 2015, 08:27:55 PM
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?

We use squirrels in the dumplings.

Ah, not a big dumpling fan.

More for me, considering the pyramid is finished.

The pyramid will never be done

You want to bet? I say there is a limit.

What pyramid?

THE pyramid.

I don't get it

Shall we bring back the pyramid?

I like the sound of that.

omfg  :o

How high can we build?

Just try and stop me!

Yeehaw!

It's not really a pyramid anymore?

Looks to me like there are some flaws in its construction  :(
It's pumpkin soup, Farah likes the holidays.

Why would you make soup out of fruit?  :o       Soup is supposed to be meat, cheese, meat, meat, meat, potatoes and meat.

Cheese... in soup?

Of course.    Potato cheese soup.

I second this.

You'd probably add a squirrel or two.

No, no...you use rabbits.  Squirrels are a spring animal.

What? I just saw some squirrels jumping across the treetops outside not five minutes ago.

And I saw rabbits in the spring,  your point is?

We use squirrels in the dumplings.

Ah, not a big dumpling fan.

More for me, considering the pyramid is finished.

The pyramid will never be done

You want to bet? I say there is a limit.

What pyramid?

THE pyramid.

I don't get it

Shall we bring back the pyramid?

I like the sound of that.

omfg  :o

How high can we build?

Just try and stop me!

Yeehaw!

It's not really a pyramid anymore?

It can be whatever it wants to be.

all the time trapped in the pyramid might cause fantasy faction to rotate 90  degrees and drop out of reality.

Seems legit.

Can I jump on the bandwagon?  ;D


We interrupt this obsession to bring you news from Key West, Florida where it's 75 Fahrenheit, breezy and beautiful.  Limoncello and sparkling white eine is on its way to the table, and it sounds like yellow grouper salad for lunch.

Pyramids are nice, but you can't eat one. Unless it's made of spam.  ;D 8)

Well, up here it's in the mid 50s, breezy, and honestly a little miserable. There is no limoncello, no white wine, and no happiness to be found for at least another month. Which is when allergies will kick in.

Remind me why I live in this state again? :P
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on March 29, 2015, 08:43:52 PM
Quote
Well, up here it's in the mid 50s, breezy, and honestly a little miserable. There is no limoncello, no white wine, and no happiness to be found for at least another month. Which is when allergies will kick in

Pshaww. I got low 80s F right now and it's wonderful. Little humidity. (Which means like 50%) Lots of wind, but not too much. Ecstatic that I don't have allergies. Rest of the family and friends are hating me at the moment.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on March 29, 2015, 10:02:36 PM
Please make it stop :'(
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on March 30, 2015, 12:11:13 AM
Meanwhile here in the future it is a perfect early Autumn day. I was just outside, reading some course material with the kookaburras keeping me company. Oh, yes and Australia won the World Cup in cricket last night, too, so that topped everything off nicely.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on March 30, 2015, 12:14:37 AM
Meanwhile here in the future it is a perfect early Autumn day. I was just outside, reading some course material with the kookaburras keeping me company. Oh, yes and Australia won the World Cup in cricket last night, too, so that topped everything off nicely.
Congrats on cricket, being the future and kookaburras.
Here in the past it's time for Chinese food and the sunset.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on March 30, 2015, 12:19:33 AM
Meanwhile here in the future it is a perfect early Autumn day. I was just outside, reading some course material with the kookaburras keeping me company. Oh, yes and Australia won the World Cup in cricket last night, too, so that topped everything off nicely.
Congrats on cricket, being the future and kookaburras.
Here in the past it's time for Chinese food and the sunset.
At least it sounds like it's stopped snowing.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on March 30, 2015, 01:40:52 AM
Meanwhile here in the future it is a perfect early Autumn day. I was just outside, reading some course material with the kookaburras keeping me company. Oh, yes and Australia won the World Cup in cricket last night, too, so that topped everything off nicely.
Congrats on cricket, being the future and kookaburras.
Here in the past it's time for Chinese food and the sunset.
At least it sounds like it's stopped snowing.
It helps that we're at the beach in spring vacation  ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Justan Henner on March 30, 2015, 02:10:31 AM
Wait but who's this Nighteyes jerk? Seems like a real schmuck.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on March 30, 2015, 11:27:51 PM
Meanwhile here in the future it is a perfect early Autumn day. I was just outside, reading some course material with the kookaburras keeping me company. Oh, yes and Australia won the World Cup in cricket last night, too, so that topped everything off nicely.
Congrats on cricket, being the future and kookaburras.
Here in the past it's time for Chinese food and the sunset.
At least it sounds like it's stopped snowing.
It helps that we're at the beach in spring vacation  ;)
The way your weather has been there this winter, mate, it wouldn't surprise me if it snowed there, too. We're just out of tropical cyclone season up north, although I think they're still hammering Broome.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on March 31, 2015, 07:39:18 AM
Wait but who's this Nighteyes jerk? Seems like a real schmuck.
And so the Trinity crumbles. :(

Mistaken identities break up churches, people!

;D
(^Best use of spoiler tags.)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on March 31, 2015, 08:37:46 AM
Side note - I'm working from home today...
I barely slept last night with the storm raging at my window (really strong winds and frequent heavy showers), and when I dragged myself to work, the office had flooded overnight!!!
Some of the ceiling tiles had fallen (thankfully not on top of the desks) and the floor was soaking wet. I just grabbed my laptop, cables, etc (thankfully they were not on the floor) and came back home again...

However, I *really* have to work... it's not like some people "working from home" ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Saraband on March 31, 2015, 08:46:10 AM
Side note - I'm working from home today...
I barely slept last night with the storm raging at my window (really strong winds and frequent heavy showers), and when I dragged myself to work, the office had flooded overnight!!!
Some of the ceiling tiles had fallen (thankfully not on top of the desks) and the floor was soaking wet. I just grabbed my laptop, cables, etc (thankfully they were not on the floor) and came back home again...

However, I *really* have to work... it's not like some people "working from home" ;)

Gosh, no wonder the Algarve is crawling with people from the UK at the moment :D For the last few days, in Tavira, we've been having 28ºC+ weather, and the beaches have been full of people.

Also, am I the only one around here who hasn't gone to Finland?  :(
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on March 31, 2015, 08:55:54 AM
Side note - I'm working from home today...
I barely slept last night with the storm raging at my window (really strong winds and frequent heavy showers), and when I dragged myself to work, the office had flooded overnight!!!
Some of the ceiling tiles had fallen (thankfully not on top of the desks) and the floor was soaking wet. I just grabbed my laptop, cables, etc (thankfully they were not on the floor) and came back home again...

However, I *really* have to work... it's not like some people "working from home" ;)
Gosh, no wonder the Algarve is crawling with people from the UK at the moment :D For the last few days, in Tavira, we've been having 28ºC+ weather, and the beaches have been full of people.

Also, am I the only one around here who hasn't gone to Finland?  :(
Lol that sounds nice... it snowed here yesterday, and it's raining now. Slush everywhere.  :(

And yes, you are. It's clearly a huge mistake on your part.  ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on March 31, 2015, 01:20:04 PM
Side note: I'm not working today.
Last night I slept like baby, with the breeze susserating in the palm gardens. (Like that word?  8) )
We had dinner on a big "party catamaran" out in the waters beyond the harbor, and watched the sun kiss the ocean.
Then drinks by the beach and a huge slice of key lime pie with 4 forks.

I loved Finland in the Summer, and even England in January.
But this'll do!  ;D

(And yes, I know, there may be an attack on my LIKES. Thank god we don't have karma, where someone could go to the Store and take me down.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on March 31, 2015, 01:49:41 PM
Side note: I'm not working today.
Last night I slept like baby, with the breeze susserating in the palm gardens. (Like that word?  8) )
We had dinner on a big "party catamaran" out in the waters beyond the harbor, and watched the sun kiss the ocean.
Then drinks by the beach and a huge slice of key lime pie with 4 forks.

I loved Finland in the Summer, and even England in January.
But this'll do!  ;D

(And yes, I know, there may be an attack on my LIKES. Thank god we don't have karma, where someone could go to the Store and take me down.
Humph.  :P

I'm working right now.  8)

I can handle the bad weather, honest!  :-[ Can't wait for summer though, love going for walks down the coast and watching the sun take hours to set/rise  :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on March 31, 2015, 02:51:10 PM
One great thing in this crazy day: my second niece was born this morning :D :D
*happy*
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on March 31, 2015, 03:23:01 PM
One great thing in this crazy day: my second niece was born this morning :D :D
*happy*
Yay, babies! How wonderful, SBea.
Bet you're a great aunt.  ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Saraband on March 31, 2015, 03:23:33 PM
One great thing in this crazy day: my second niece was born this morning :D :D
*happy*

Congratulations!  ;D

One more kid to buy books for  ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on March 31, 2015, 03:35:27 PM
Thanks!

Bet you're a great aunt.  ;D
Of course - she loves her 'Auntie Bea' ;D

One more kid to buy books for  ;)
True! The first one (who's 3) already loves her books :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on March 31, 2015, 04:27:39 PM
Congrats! :) As an aunt, you get all the benefits of a baby without the hard nights and all the other not so cool things (let's not talk about explosive shit). ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Saraband on March 31, 2015, 04:39:54 PM
(let's not talk about explosive shit). ;)

What? It should even have its own thread!  8)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on March 31, 2015, 10:45:33 PM
I have one thing to say: do not post after you've had two bourbon and cokes, with the last one made by your wife's cousins from Kentucky.  Just saying.   :-[
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on April 01, 2015, 12:21:33 AM
Congrats on the new niece, Bea. Always nice to interact with them and then be able to give them back at the end of the gathering, letting their parents deal with the after effects of the sugar high or a very adrenaline filled day.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on April 04, 2015, 12:51:19 PM
I have one thing to say: do not post after you've had two bourbon and cokes, with the last one made by your wife's cousins from Kentucky.  Just saying.   :-[

So was that when you sneaked your cheeky goat-god in here and thought we wouldn't notice ? Just saying. 
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on April 04, 2015, 01:11:26 PM
I have one thing to say: do not post after you've had two bourbon and cokes, with the last one made by your wife's cousins from Kentucky.  Just saying.   :-[

So was that when you sneaked your cheeky goat-god in here and thought we wouldn't notice ? Just saying.
Well, usually a Goat God would be described as "horny" rather than cheeky, but let's not go there.  ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on April 04, 2015, 09:14:11 PM
I need chocolate tonight!
Does the King's Paws also sell chocolate?
I bought 2 books today :D and will buy more tomorrow, I think - yay!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on April 04, 2015, 09:22:46 PM
I need chocolate tonight!
Does the King's Paws also sell chocolate?
I bought 2 books today :D and will buy more tomorrow, I think - yay!

(http://i.imgur.com/6um7Srs.jpg)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on April 04, 2015, 09:31:55 PM
I want chocolate cake. All the shops are shut until Tuesday so we can't buy any ingredients. Religious holidays suck :(
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on April 04, 2015, 09:32:44 PM
Choccie eggs? ;D
Thanks!
My parents mailed me a typical portuguese Easter cake and it arrived today, but it's sitting in Reception's mail room and I can only pick it up on Tuesday, now :'( I just got the notice card after it'd closed...
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on April 05, 2015, 12:18:40 AM
It is the chocolate time of year. Surely convenience stores are still open if you need a chocolate fix.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on April 05, 2015, 01:11:14 AM
It is the chocolate time of year. Surely convenience stores are still open if you need a chocolate fix.
Nope. Nothing opens at all whenever there is a christian holiday over here. Even the little stores that are usually open late at night are only open for a couple of hours in the middle of the day - bought some groceries earlier today. Naturally, everywhere is absolutely packed on the days leading up to and following the holiday, so it really is a nightmare. Everyone panics when they realise they won't have access to food for a day or two, it seems. Didn't realise we had no chocolate until it was too late.

Really irritating that in a modern world that supposedly prides equality and freedom of religion, everyone is forced to pay homage to the christian calendar...  :-\
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on April 05, 2015, 01:24:56 AM
It is the chocolate time of year. Surely convenience stores are still open if you need a chocolate fix.
Nope. Nothing opens at all whenever there is a christian holiday over here. Even the little stores that are usually open late at night are only open for a couple of hours in the middle of the day - bought some groceries earlier today. Naturally, everywhere is absolutely packed on the days leading up to and following the holiday, so it really is a nightmare. Everyone panics when they realise they won't have access to food for a day or two, it seems. Didn't realise we had no chocolate until it was too late.

Really irritating that in a modern world that supposedly prides equality and freedom of religion, everyone is forced to pay homage to the christian calendar...  :-\
Wow! We're largely a Christian country, but we have convenience stores and servos open on a day like today.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on April 05, 2015, 09:27:56 AM
It is the chocolate time of year. Surely convenience stores are still open if you need a chocolate fix.
Nope. Nothing opens at all whenever there is a christian holiday over here. Even the little stores that are usually open late at night are only open for a couple of hours in the middle of the day - bought some groceries earlier today. Naturally, everywhere is absolutely packed on the days leading up to and following the holiday, so it really is a nightmare. Everyone panics when they realise they won't have access to food for a day or two, it seems. Didn't realise we had no chocolate until it was too late.

Really irritating that in a modern world that supposedly prides equality and freedom of religion, everyone is forced to pay homage to the christian calendar...  :-\
@Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840), surely you can find a R-Kioski somewhere near you. I think they are open from like 9:00 to 21:00 (that's 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  ;) ) even today (and tomorrow).
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on April 05, 2015, 09:33:59 AM
Really irritating that in a modern world that supposedly prides equality and freedom of religion, everyone is forced to pay homage to the christian calendar...  :-\
It's nice to have a day off, no matter the reason. I bet the shop workers feel the same. ;)

A mother here in Berlin wanted her kids to have a humanist holiday instead of one of the Christian's. But it doesn't work because you can't send your kids to school on Easter Monday instead since all schools are closed...
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on April 05, 2015, 11:40:17 AM
Wow! We're largely a Christian country, but we have convenience stores and servos open on a day like today.
It's nice to have a day off, no matter the reason. I bet the shop workers feel the same. ;)

A mother here in Berlin wanted her kids to have a humanist holiday instead of one of the Christian's. But it doesn't work because you can't send your kids to school on Easter Monday instead since all schools are closed...
Yeah that's often the case I think. I still think it's crazy that the entire business world shuts down for it - why not give people the option to take the day off at another time? The amount of money lost due to bank holidays is insane. I'm pretty sure that the majority of people who identify as christian in the censuses aren't actual practising religious people - it's definitely the case in England, not sure about elsewhere though. It's just an excuse for a day off really  :P

@Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840), surely you can find a R-Kioski somewhere near you. I think they are open from like 9:00 to 21:00 (that's 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  ;) ) even today (and tomorrow).
The only one nearby that I'm aware of is in a shopping center, which is - naturally - completely closed... Plus I don't think they sell any vegan chocolate.  :-\
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on April 05, 2015, 12:44:58 PM
So here's what I do like. Whether for religious reasons or not, I think an entire economy taking a day or two off is a really wonderful idea. In the U.S., every state used to require businesses to close on Sundays. This was to get people to church of course, but it also meant everyone got a break. Now it's the rare business that truly gives its entire employee base a day of rest. So good on it, Finland.  :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on April 05, 2015, 03:40:40 PM
So here's what I do like. Whether for religious reasons or not, I think an entire economy taking a day or two off is a really wonderful idea. In the U.S., every state used to require businesses to close on Sundays. This was to get people to church of course, but it also meant everyone got a break. Now it's the rare business that truly gives its entire employee base a day of rest. So good on it, Finland.  :)
Wonderful in what way? For one thing it costs billions for the economy to take a day off, and it's completely unnecessary - why not give each employee one extra day off whenever they choose to take it rather than forcing it on everyone at the same time?

Same goes for weekends actually: what benefit is there to giving an entire employee base the same day off? It doesn't benefit the employee - they could still be given two days off a week - and it sure as hell doesn't benefit the business! Everyone having different leisure days would also ease the weekly rush cycles that a lot of businesses have, which would make things a lot easier for them as well - restaurants and bars wouldn't be packed to the rafters at the weekend and then half empty during the week, supermarkets wouldn't be incredibly busy at the weekend, emergency services like vets or locksmiths wouldn't be so hard to come by or expensive at the weekend...

Just think the way things are is extremely illogical  :-\
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on April 05, 2015, 04:31:49 PM
Same goes for weekends actually: what benefit is there to giving an entire employee base the same day off? It doesn't benefit the employee - they could still be given two days off a week - and it sure as hell doesn't benefit the business! Everyone having different leisure days would also ease the weekly rush cycles that a lot of businesses have, which would make things a lot easier for them as well - restaurants and bars wouldn't be packed to the rafters at the weekend and then half empty during the week, supermarkets wouldn't be incredibly busy at the weekend, emergency services like vets or locksmiths wouldn't be so hard to come by or expensive at the weekend...

Just think the way things are is extremely illogical  :-\
Don't underestimate the benefits of regularity. Structure, rituals and rhythms are beneficial for us humans and working shifts is more stressful and less healthy.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on April 05, 2015, 04:36:08 PM
Of course, but why does everyone have to have the same rhythm? If the ideal is five days working two days leisure (debatable), then how would it impact each individual if they had differing "weekend"s to those of their colleagues?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on April 05, 2015, 04:36:54 PM
I'm with Raptori.
You might enjoy the idea in theory, but when you live through it in practice it's not good at all.
Switzerland is the same as Finland. Nothing, and I mean nothing (at least in my town) was open on a Sunday. That included restaurants. You had to stay home and do whatever. No choice at all. I don't do much on sundays, just go for a run, but I like to have a choice, and know that if I need anything, or would like to go do anything, it would be available.
That's what 'service industry' means. And agree 100% that people should be able to take their 2 days off whenever they wanted, in shifts but it could also be on the same days every week/month, to allow that service to be available.
Edit for Xia's reply: but if a person knew that their working days were always, say, wednesday to sunday, that would still be regular for them and not cause any health problems.

It's the same discussion about doctors' hours, whenever someone suggests working people should be able to go to the doctor at 7/8 am or 7/8pm: "oh but doctors work many hours already, can't be expected to work more" - no, that's not what we want at all. We want some doctors to work, say, 7am-3pm, others from noon until 8pm. Still the same number of hours, I'm sure many wouldn't mind doing it.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on April 05, 2015, 04:49:36 PM
So, I think as I write, and sometimes don't think all that well  ;) Check many of my posts and that is proven.   ;D

While I personally like the idea of a day - even a morning - when the world stands still, I ge the rest, and have to agree. And I do like the last from @Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840) about everybody gets their 2 days, and various folks work off shift.

But is it realistic? Business owners will require what they require without government to stop them. And tray that in the ultra-capitalist U.S. And what about folks so income-challenged that they really have no option but to work 7days a week? I can get my head spinning with argument and counter-argument.



Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on April 05, 2015, 04:53:13 PM
So, I think as I write, and sometimes don't think all that well  ;) Check many of my posts and that is proven.   ;D

While I personally like the idea of a day - even a morning - when the world stands still, I ge the rest, and have to agree. And I do like the last from @Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840) about everybody gets their 2 days, and various folks work off shift.

But is it realistic? Business owners will require what they require without government to stop them. And tray that in the ultra-capitalist U.S. And what about folks so income-challenged that they really have no option but to work 7days a week? I can get my head spinning with argument and counter-argument.
Obviously any big change like that would take a lot of effort, so it's probably never going to happen - too much cultural inertia standing in the way. I do think it's a realistic scenario though, assuming you could get past the problems starting it up. Of course there would be issues with people exploiting it, but that already happens today - there are already people who have no option but to work 7 days a week, and take multiple jobs to do so.

The only real solution for that is a citizen's income, but that's a whole different topic... not to mention politically impossible in many countries!  :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on April 06, 2015, 11:18:38 AM
Today I'm enjoying the pleasures of working from home ;D
Started at the usual hour, but then since I was waiting for US information and they're still all asleep, I went for a run :D

(and it's sunny!!!)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on April 06, 2015, 04:27:26 PM
Working from home is great, though it's easy to get distracted by cats...  :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on April 06, 2015, 04:49:55 PM
Cats? Cats? I don't really like cats ::)

The morning was nice, now, not so much - still a couple of hours to go, I think, although I'll make a hard stop at 6 >:(

At least there's much more food :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on April 06, 2015, 04:52:50 PM
It's the first day of the professional baseball season here, and at work, human resources just came by with hot dogs, popcorn, sunflower seeds (many players' substitute of choice for chewing tobacco) and bubble gum.

Sometimes work is cool.  ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on April 06, 2015, 05:00:32 PM
Cats? Cats? I don't really like cats ::)
I used to think that,  then we got cats. Completely and utterly converted, they're adorable little things.  :D

The morning was nice, now, not so much - still a couple of hours to go, I think, although I'll make a hard stop at 6 >:(

At least there's much more food :D
Sounds like you should take a nap, that always helps me! I hate working in an office now, so much nicer being at home. And yeah, food is a great perk.  :P
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on April 07, 2015, 01:31:28 AM
Cats? Cats? I don't really like cats ::)

The morning was nice, now, not so much - still a couple of hours to go, I think, although I'll make a hard stop at 6 >:(

At least there's much more food :D
I'm not a cat person. I can't shake this feeling that behind it all they're really plotting to take over the world. On the other hand I don't mind the two local ones that like to hang out in our yard because they keep the mice and the rats honest (I've never seen one or evidence that they're around) and the possums in the trees where they belong. They do bother the birds, though and I like the birds.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on April 07, 2015, 08:41:31 AM
That's what 'service industry' means. And agree 100% that people should be able to take their 2 days off whenever they wanted, in shifts but it could also be on the same days every week/month, to allow that service to be available.
Edit for Xia's reply: but if a person knew that their working days were always, say, wednesday to sunday, that would still be regular for them and not cause any health problems.
I think it would kill social life. Watch a game with friends on the weekend? Have a family gathering on a weekend? Won't happen anymore.

And the industry would certainly have it more easy to find a way to exploit the workers to maximize their profits even more...
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Saraband on April 07, 2015, 09:31:25 AM
It's when I see a combined discussion on the perks of cats and the problem of religious holidays being enforced on all, plus possible solutions to ensure that services are always available, that my love for these forums is profoundly reassured  :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on April 07, 2015, 10:33:36 AM
That's what 'service industry' means. And agree 100% that people should be able to take their 2 days off whenever they wanted, in shifts but it could also be on the same days every week/month, to allow that service to be available.
Edit for Xia's reply: but if a person knew that their working days were always, say, wednesday to sunday, that would still be regular for them and not cause any health problems.
I think it would kill social life. Watch a game with friends on the weekend? Have a family gathering on a weekend? Won't happen anymore.

And the industry would certainly have it more easy to find a way to exploit the workers to maximize their profits even more...
We do those things, even though we work at the weekend and usually take Thursday and Friday off.  ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on April 09, 2015, 06:00:27 PM
The drinking here in the King's Paws is quite good. We have wine, beer, a fine selection of liqueurs, tea, (clean) water, juices and if you don't pay attention while ordering a love potion or goat milk.

But we lack good food. So I've been thinking... why not catering? There's this new shop round the corner who makes exquisite food. I'm sure you've heard about the McTropes? I think it would complement our drinks menu nicely.

(http://static1.squarespace.com/static/5005bfe4e4b0d377efbfefe9/t/54e5cb64e4b082ee2055f126/1424345958303/?format=1000w) (http://clayyount.com/hamlets-danish-comic/2014/7/20/mctropes)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on April 09, 2015, 06:34:38 PM
I can't believe you dismissed my cake (no spam!) so easily >:(
Mind you, if people prefer savouries, then yes, we lack food, but for sweets there's plenty available :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on April 09, 2015, 06:43:28 PM
I can't believe you dismissed my cake (no spam!) so easily >:(
Mind you, if people prefer savouries, then yes, we lack food, but for sweets there's plenty available :D
I never dismiss sweets!  ;D And I'm sure we already had a cheese plate to the wine too.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on April 09, 2015, 11:43:59 PM
*Brings in a plate of shining golden apples* I got these from some bloke wearing a helmet with horns on it.. I think they're golden delicious. Just ignore the sticker that says property of Iduna, that must be the orchard they came from.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on April 10, 2015, 02:23:26 AM
I brought you some of Fair-Go Dibler's Pie Floaters from Fourecks, but really dropped by to share this gloriousness

https://twitter.com/davecrossx/status/585562206290468865

Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Eclipse on April 12, 2015, 10:08:32 AM
Going to use a  Waterstone voucher so off to the book shop later  :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on April 12, 2015, 10:14:12 AM
Don't forget to let us know what you got :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Eclipse on April 12, 2015, 03:21:58 PM
Don't forget to let us know what you got :D

Should have what books did you buy today topic  ;D

Those Above by Daniel Polansky a shiny hardback, I loved his Low town series so I think I should enjoy this new series

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie  I loved all his other books hopefully I love this one too

A Darker shade of Magic by Victoria .E.Schwab Decided to take a chance I've  never read anything by this author before just liked the blurb

Also I noticed there was a mystery crime book called The Black Country (The Murder Squad #2) by Alex Grecian as I come from the Black Country I want to read this but think I get it from the library

Any book set in you home-town or nearby areas?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on April 12, 2015, 03:28:23 PM
Eeek, 3 :D
I've also got 3 brand new ones to read on my shelf (and one arriving soon):
* Peter Newman's The vagrant
* Peter V. Brett's The skull throne (ARC 8))
* Mark Alder's Son of the morning
 and A. J. Dalton's The book of Orm (when it finally arrives)

Any book set in you home-town or nearby areas?
Not that I know. Unless you count the Brontes etc, about 20 mins could be considered 'nearby'.

I drove past your area yesterday then, I remember seeing a big sign for "the Black Country" at the motorway!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on April 12, 2015, 03:34:03 PM
Don't forget to let us know what you got :D

Should have what books did you buy today topic  ;D

Those Above by Daniel Polansky a shiny hardback, I loved his Low town series so I think I should enjoy this new series

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie  I loved all his other books hopefully I love this one too

A Darker shade of Magic by Victoria .E.Schwab Decided to take a chance I've  never read anything by this author before just liked the blurb

Also I noticed there was a mystery crime book called The Black Country (The Murder Squad #2) by Alex Grecian as I come from the Black Country I want to read this but think I get it from the library

Any book set in you home-town or nearby areas?
What is origin of Black Country moniker? Inquiring minds want to know.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Eclipse on April 12, 2015, 03:35:43 PM
Eeek, 3 :D
I've also got 3 brand new ones to read on my shelf (and one arriving soon):
* Peter Newman's The vagrant
* Peter V. Brett's The skull throne (ARC 8))
* Mark Alder's Son of the morning
 and A. J. Dalton's The book of Orm (when it finally arrives)

Any book set in you home-town or nearby areas?
Not that I know. Unless you count the Brontes etc, about 20 mins could be considered 'nearby'.

I drove past your area yesterday then, I remember seeing a big sign for "the Black Country" at the motorway!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Country_Living_Museum

It might have been a sign for the Black country Museum, a superb open air museum like the Beamish one I think http://www.beamish.org.uk/

I recommend it if anyone want a day out especially if you like Victorian History
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Eclipse on April 12, 2015, 03:38:37 PM
Don't forget to let us know what you got :D

Should have what books did you buy today topic  ;D

Those Above by Daniel Polansky a shiny hardback, I loved his Low town series so I think I should enjoy this new series

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie  I loved all his other books hopefully I love this one too

A Darker shade of Magic by Victoria .E.Schwab Decided to take a chance I've  never read anything by this author before just liked the blurb

Also I noticed there was a mystery crime book called The Black Country (The Murder Squad #2) by Alex Grecian as I come from the Black Country I want to read this but think I get it from the library

Any book set in you home-town or nearby areas?
What is origin of Black Country moniker? Inquiring minds want to know.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Country

Explains it much better then me  :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on April 12, 2015, 03:42:03 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Country_Living_Museum

It might have been a sign for the Black country Museum, a superb open air museum like the Beamish one I think http://www.beamish.org.uk/

I recommend it if anyone want a day out especially if you like Victorian History

Yep, it does sound interesting (funnily enough, it seems I'm right in the middle between those 2 museums...).
But I'm staying well away from the M6 for a while now, stupid roadworks >:(
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Eclipse on April 12, 2015, 03:46:46 PM
oh I've got a bit of  a black country accent  :D

 Britain a small county in geography terms  and yet we all got all various accents hehe


    "Yaw" = "You"
    "Yam" = "You are"
    "Am" = "Are"
    "Arm" = "I'm"
    "Bin" = "Been"
    "Gewin" or "Gooin" = "Going"
    "Thay" = "They"
    "Oss" = "Horse"
    "Tekkin" = "Taking"
    "Cut" = "Canal"
    "Ay" = "Aint"
    "Ova" = "Over"
    "Cud" = "Could"
    "Warra" = "What a"
    "Wossant" = "Wasn't"
    "Blartin" = "Crying"
    "Babbie" or "Babby" = "Baby"
    "Me" = "My"
    "Kaylied" = "Drunk"
    "Arl" = "I'll"
    "Dow" = "Don't"
    "Tat" = "Junk"
    "Tatting" = "Collecting scrap metal"
    "Werk" = "Work"
    "Loff" = "Laugh"
    "Yed" = "Head"
    "Jed" = "Dead"

Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on April 13, 2015, 01:25:30 AM
Don't get many SFF books set in Australia, let alone Melbourne. Narrelle M. Harris (a local) wrote two highly entertaining UF's (The Opposite of Life and Walking Shadows) set here. I think Keri Arthur (also from Melbourne) sets some of her UF/PR's here. I haven't yet read it, but Pocket Apocalypse (4th book in the InCryptid series) is set in Australia, but as Seanan McGuire seems to get her idea of Australia and Australians from watching Steve Irwin I don't hold out too much hope for it's portrayal of my homeland and it's inhabitants.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on April 13, 2015, 01:44:39 AM
Elfy, I think we should place hope in Nora, think she mentioned dystopian or apocalyptic Melbourne somewhere ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on April 13, 2015, 01:55:15 AM
Turns out there's at least one fantasy novel set in Baltimore (closest city), The Thether: None Good and subsequent in an urban fantasy series by Nick Davis, an Englishman living in these parts and former writer for White Dwarf magazine.

Never heard of it. If my TBR pile weren't to the moon...

Well, maybe.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nora on April 13, 2015, 03:42:38 AM
Elfy, I think we should place hope in Nora, think she mentioned dystopian or apocalyptic Melbourne somewhere ;)

Yaaw, but Elfy gave me good arguments against it. Now that I'm back in the city also, I see no point wrecking my brains out learning this huge city inside out and half rebuilding it, while I could create a local town. A lot of CBD areas would look lovely in this post apocalyptic setting, but the town is too uneven to sustain what I'm after. I'll make up a young city, built for nuclear immigrants and about 200 years old and make it like I need it. I'm planning a somber future for Melbourne itself  :P
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on April 13, 2015, 04:57:24 AM
Only book I know about East Texas is a (crap) John Grisham book set about 30 minutes from me, give or take considering the town's not real (that should say something about my part of the world). Only reason I know this is because my professor made me read it specifically because it was close to us.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on April 13, 2015, 08:07:29 AM
Oh gosh, it's back to real life today... work doesn't seem very attractive this morning :-\
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nora on April 13, 2015, 08:22:22 AM
Oh gosh, it's back to real life today... work doesn't seem very attractive this morning :-\

Funny. I'm having my pre-shift diner in my new work before I take on a close shift. It's 5.20 pm here in Melbourne.

P.s: @Elfy (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1153) I work at the Vegie Bar on Brunswick st in Fitzroy. Come in to visit me sometime! I'm still too new to give you discounts though sorry :-D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Eclipse on April 13, 2015, 07:01:19 PM
Turns out there's at least one fantasy novel set in Baltimore (closest city), The Thether: None Good and subsequent in an urban fantasy series by Nick Davis, an Englishman living in these parts and former writer for White Dwarf magazine.

Never heard of it. If my TBR pile weren't to the moon...

Well, maybe.

I bet there's lots of tv show through set in Baltimore like the Wire  :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on April 14, 2015, 05:57:05 PM
I'm sitting here waiting for my sister to skype me, so I can see my second niece moving for the first time...
She said it would be yesterday or today... have I heard anything? Of course not >:(
I could have gone for a run, left work just a little after set time and all, and the sun is shining.
Argh, sisters!!!


I did it ;D She's so cute but asleep - other one is better, hehe (she's 3). My sister is starting her young, she got a Marvin soft toy, from the Hitchhiker's guide, and she already loves her books :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Hedin on April 15, 2015, 01:43:51 PM
Turns out there's at least one fantasy novel set in Baltimore (closest city), The Thether: None Good and subsequent in an urban fantasy series by Nick Davis, an Englishman living in these parts and former writer for White Dwarf magazine.

Never heard of it. If my TBR pile weren't to the moon...

Well, maybe.

I bet there's lots of tv show through set in Baltimore like the Wire  :)

Homicide was set in Baltimore and it was really good.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Arry on April 15, 2015, 01:57:29 PM
oh I've got a bit of  a black country accent  :D

 Britain a small county in geography terms  and yet we all got all various accents hehe
    "Jed" = "Dead"

And here, I thought "Zed"="Dead"

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BlhclztIgAANdjv.jpg)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on April 15, 2015, 05:18:09 PM
Shoot me now.
I am having an AWFUL day at work - and it will last another hour because all the americans are having lunch at moment, me just waiting. And people said not so nice things today, even though I'm working crazy hours to provide everything everyone needs with good quality.
And I'll shut up now, but I do need a hug and chocolate :'(
(I wish I was home with books)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Saraband on April 15, 2015, 05:36:44 PM
Shoot me now.
I am having an AWFUL day at work - and it will last another hour because all the americans are having lunch at moment, me just waiting. And people said not so nice things today, even though I'm working crazy hours to provide everything everyone needs with good quality.
And I'll shut up now, but I do need a hug and chocolate :'(
(I wish I was home with books)

*orders a giant mug of hot chocolate and a plate full of portuguese pastries*
*hugs*

Stay strong, @ScarletBea (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32020)! Think that you're one day closer to the next Grim Gathering  ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on April 15, 2015, 06:45:33 PM
Shoot me now.
I am having an AWFUL day at work - and it will last another hour because all the americans are having lunch at moment, me just waiting. And people said not so nice things today, even though I'm working crazy hours to provide everything everyone needs with good quality.
And I'll shut up now, but I do need a hug and chocolate :'(
(I wish I was home with books)

*orders a giant mug of hot chocolate and a plate full of portuguese pastries*
*hugs*

Stay strong, @ScarletBea (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32020)! Think that you're one day closer to the next Grim Gathering  ;)
And d*mn those Americans.
Sorry to hear about the bad day, Bea. Hopefully, things get better (which they will when you're home with books)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on April 15, 2015, 07:23:32 PM
Thank you guys!
Sometimes I wonder if I should post those things, but you *are* my friends (yeah, I know... saddo... ::) :) )
At least today I don't have to cook, it's yesterday's leftovers.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on April 16, 2015, 12:57:54 AM
Well, it's only a virtual hug, but you can have one anyway, Bea. It's also probably too late, but you can store it away for next time when you need one. Don't we all need chocolate, often?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on April 16, 2015, 01:13:16 AM
Thank you guys!
Sometimes I wonder if I should post those things, but you *are* my friends (yeah, I know... saddo... ::) :) )
At least today I don't have to cook, it's yesterday's leftovers.

Of course you should share a dreadful day, at least we can all send sympathy and nonsense to make you smile a little. ;) I'm always late so can only offer breakfast, but here come choc studded croissants and coffee  to give you lots of energy to kickass today  ;D

I am deserting FF temporarily because it is school holidays here and I have been invaded by certain awesome YA who have taken control over my home, my mind, my peace, my fridge and most of the time my computer.
I shall still be reading FF on phone now, although it is a bit small for posting, so don't think you can get away with dragon disrespect -  future revenge will be sweet. >:(
 
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on April 16, 2015, 01:17:09 AM
Thank you guys!
Sometimes I wonder if I should post those things, but you *are* my friends (yeah, I know... saddo... ::) :) )
At least today I don't have to cook, it's yesterday's leftovers.

Of course you should share a dreadful day, at least we can all send sympathy and nonsense to make you smile a little. ;) I'm always late so can only offer breakfast, but here come choc studded croissants and coffee  to give you lots of energy to kickass today  ;D

I am deserting FF temporarily because it is school holidays here and I have been invaded by certain awesome YA who have taken control over my home, my mind, my peace, my fridge and most of the time my computer.
I shall still be reading FF on phone now, although it is a bit small for posting, so don't think you can get away with dragon disrespect -  future revenge will be sweet. >:(
 
We will be having withdrawal issues. Come back fully soon.  :'(
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on April 16, 2015, 06:10:04 PM
We're going to miss, you Lady Ty!
I'll take care of dragons for you while you're gone :)


Any book set in you home-town or nearby areas?

And picking up this subject again (ok, TV not books, but it's related...), pornokitch posted today a list of all the american states with one series set there.

http://www.pornokitsch.com/2015/04/-50-tv-shows-for-every-us-state.html (http://www.pornokitsch.com/2015/04/-50-tv-shows-for-every-us-state.html)

Jmack, yours is the best ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on April 21, 2015, 08:53:52 PM
(https://a61a085359000702575d-1091780f292ed74c8a63cc6ff151398e.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/00050366-620x387.jpeg)

 ;D

The End Papers is created entirely by Rob Parmenter, a bookseller from the Waterstones on Gower Street, London, where he also creates some of the best chalkboards in the country.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on April 22, 2015, 02:11:29 AM
(https://a61a085359000702575d-1091780f292ed74c8a63cc6ff151398e.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/00050366-620x387.jpeg)

 ;D

The End Papers is created entirely by Rob Parmenter, a bookseller from the Waterstones on Gower Street, London, where he also creates some of the best chalkboards in the country.
That reminds me so much of Tooth and Claw. Of course it also has a touch of Gary Larson's Far Side.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on April 25, 2015, 08:55:39 AM
We're going to miss, you Lady Ty!
I'll take care of dragons for you while you're gone :)

And picking up this subject again (ok, TV not books, but it's related...), pornokitch posted today a list of all the american states with one series set there.

http://www.pornokitsch.com/2015/04/-50-tv-shows-for-every-us-state.html (http://www.pornokitsch.com/2015/04/-50-tv-shows-for-every-us-state.html)

Jmack, yours is the best ;D

Thank you for the dragon care, Scarlet Bea, so glad to be back. Time away not wasted, dumped my YA's in Furious7, wandered into a bookshop and came out with The Way of Shadows as I should learn about being a NightAngel.  Also got persuaded into The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August - hmm not sure about that, but the bookshop guy knows I'm a fantasy pushover. ???

Also had crash course in Assassin's Creed and love the costumes and graphics, but totally hopeless at using control quickly enough and had to watch. Kept wanting to wipe the blood off  the TV screen.  ::)

Interesting list of  the US States TV - Alaska has one of my alltime favs, not SFF but funny and different. I have full set of  Northern Exposure on DVD.  Jmack, what is wrong with New Hampshire? Or maybe what is right ? :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on April 25, 2015, 12:01:22 PM
So glad to have you back, Lady Ty! And I am as deeply bad at video games as can be, so you are not alone.

Quote
What is wrong with New Hampshire?

Hmmm.

My aunt Lois lived most her life there, and she would not have allowed Fantasy to be written. not sure if she read any novels at all, but certainly nothing not set in accurate historical settings. She was a non-fiction gal. This is not to say she had no spirit of adventure. After retiring from teaching history, she went on several long trips to Nepal to study with Buddhist monks. And going back some years, at our summer community, when her daughter and my oldest brother were teens, she hosted all the drinking parties that would otherwise have been who knows where. Out of her care and out of her control. I know I'm not catching everything about her, or even these things all that well. But I do suspect she was the reason for the Granite State taking a pass in Fantasy.

Or, maybe it's just that as the first state for Presidential primaries every 4 years it just doesn't have the stomach for any further nonsense.  ;).

(And just so we're clear: Iowa is caucuses, New Hampshire is primaries. My step mother went a caucus in Maine a few years back and said it was so weird she never stopped laughing. Basically, the room divides up and they count heads. "Everyone for Obama, meet over by the big clock. Everyone for Hillary, find some room in the kitchen.")
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on April 25, 2015, 03:18:47 PM
You seem to have an amazing family, Jmack!!
In mine, I think my sister and I are the adventurous ones (although if I use the times' standards, my mum also did a pretty brave thing - sorry, not sharing, but wanted to just state this :) )

And I will *never* understand american elections. It's hard enough to understand the british ones... one person, one vote, all counted together in the country, party with total more votes gets elected, there you go, easy: this is what it should be, hehe
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Eclipse on April 25, 2015, 04:13:19 PM
You seem to have an amazing family, Jmack!!
In mine, I think my sister and I are the adventurous ones (although if I use the times' standards, my mum also did a pretty brave thing - sorry, not sharing, but wanted to just state this :) )

And I will *never* understand american elections. It's hard enough to understand the british ones... one person, one vote, all counted together in the country, party with total more votes gets elected, there you go, easy: this is what it should be, hehe

Lets not get bogged down by Politics unless there's a fantasy election and we can vote for Jorg to be Fantasy land President, now he need a sorcerer to be his vice President hmmm

We need an opposition leader for Jorg any ideas?

and a catchy catchphrase for Jorg to run haha
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on April 26, 2015, 12:46:31 AM
So glad to have you back, Lady Ty! And I am as deeply bad at video games as can be, so you are not alone.

Quote
What is wrong with New Hampshire?

Hmmm.

My aunt Lois lived most her life there, and she would not have allowed Fantasy to be written. not sure if she read any novels at all, but certainly nothing not set in accurate historical settings. She was a non-fiction gal. This is not to say she had no spirit of adventure. After retiring from teaching history, she went on several long trips to Nepal to study with Buddhist monks. And going back some years, at our summer community, when her daughter and my oldest brother were teens, she hosted all the drinking parties that would otherwise have been who knows where. Out of her care and out of her control. I know I'm not catching everything about her, or even these things all that well. But I do suspect she was the reason for the Granite State taking a pass in Fantasy.

Or, maybe it's just that as the first state for Presidential primaries every 4 years it just doesn't have the stomach for any further nonsense.  ;).

(And just so we're clear: Iowa is caucuses, New Hampshire is primaries. My step mother went a caucus in Maine a few years back and said it was so weird she never stopped laughing. Basically, the room divides up and they count heads. "Everyone for Obama, meet over by the big clock. Everyone for Hillary, find some room in the kitchen.")
New Hampshire does have the advantage of being the setting for a few quite good John Irving novels, though.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on April 26, 2015, 06:09:47 AM
So glad to have you back, Lady Ty! And I am as deeply bad at video games as can be, so you are not alone.

Quote
What is wrong with New Hampshire?

Hmmm.

My aunt Lois lived most her life there, and she would not have allowed Fantasy to be written. not sure if she read any novels at all, but certainly nothing not set in accurate historical settings. She was a non-fiction gal. This is not to say she had no spirit of adventure. After retiring from teaching history, she went on several long trips to Nepal to study with Buddhist monks. And going back some years, at our summer community, when her daughter and my oldest brother were teens, she hosted all the drinking parties that would otherwise have been who knows where. Out of her care and out of her control. I know I'm not catching everything about her, or even these things all that well. But I do suspect she was the reason for the Granite State taking a pass in Fantasy.

Or, maybe it's just that as the first state for Presidential primaries every 4 years it just doesn't have the stomach for any further nonsense.  ;).

(And just so we're clear: Iowa is caucuses, New Hampshire is primaries. My step mother went a caucus in Maine a few years back and said it was so weird she never stopped laughing. Basically, the room divides up and they count heads. "Everyone for Obama, meet over by the big clock. Everyone for Hillary, find some room in the kitchen.")

@Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094) thanks for the solidarity  ;D
Your aunt sounds great fun and interesting.  No wonder she didn't have time for much reading. It just seemed strange for nothing at all to be set in New Hampshire. Thanks for telling us about it.
We'll steer away from politics, voting methods are very strange,  but I just have to show you one of the ballot papers you could  get here. You can number all boxes above the line only, but if you choose to go below the line you must still  number every box.
(http://i.embed.ly/1/display/resize?key=1e6a1a1efdb011df84894040444cdc60&url=http%3A%2F%2Fpbs.twimg.com%2Fmedia%2FBSGjQiaCIAItYOe.jpg)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on April 26, 2015, 08:00:36 AM
The Senate voting here often amuses me. Does anyone ever choose option 2? (number ALL the boxes). I don't suppose we have a scrutineer here who can answer the question.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on April 26, 2015, 10:03:36 AM
I'm actually more disturbed by the measuring tape, and the fact that the metric side seems to just show each cm as 10, and only go to 100 shown as 10¦00 :o
Are people then supposed to add all the '10 cm' or no one cares about metric??
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on April 26, 2015, 11:27:27 AM
And I'm totally confused about what it even means to number a box, number all of them, above or below the line,Mand hownthis relates to anything other math class?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on April 26, 2015, 11:29:53 AM
Jmack, as far as I know, it's to order your preferred candidates.
So you can choose
First - candidate C
Second - candidate A
Third - candidate E

Then they add all 'points' and it can be the case that even if candidate A was never the first choice for anyone, if she had enough 'second places' she can actually win (if the others were quite conflicted/spread out in their first choice)

Question: do I go out and buy a new bookshelf, or stay in and read more?
Hmm I think I will, actually - now I've thought about reorganising everything including furniture, I'm quite looking forward to it... and I can read any other time, even when shop is closed hehe
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on April 26, 2015, 11:35:43 AM
Question: do I go out and buy a new bookshelf, or stay in and read more?
Hmm I think I will, actually - now I've thought about reorganising everything including furniture, I'm quite looking forward to it... and I can read any other time, even when shop is closed hehe
Personally I prefer the third option: buy a bookshelf online, and stay in and read.  :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on April 26, 2015, 11:44:16 AM
Personally I prefer the third option: buy a bookshelf online, and stay in and read.  :D
But... but.. I need to *see* and choose!
I mean, I know what it is (Billy bookcase), but I think the wood colour I have is no longer sold and I need to select the one that fits best. And then check some extras.
And also the home delivery price would be close to the actual shelf price and they probably only deliver when I'm at work anyway ::)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on April 26, 2015, 11:50:20 AM
Personally I prefer the third option: buy a bookshelf online, and stay in and read.  :D
But... but.. I need to *see* and choose!
I mean, I know what it is (Billy bookcase), but I think the wood colour I have is no longer sold and I need to select the one that fits best. And then check some extras.
And also the home delivery price would be close to the actual shelf price and they probably only deliver when I'm at work anyway ::)
Ikea is an acceptable exception I'd say. We always buy white furniture these days so we don't have that problem, but the delivery charges are absolutely insane.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on April 26, 2015, 12:50:56 PM
The Senate voting here often amuses me. Does anyone ever choose option 2? (number ALL the boxes). I don't suppose we have a scrutineer here who can answer the question.
Last year Elfy I actually did, as I was so cross with everyone I wanted to make sure I chose my own preferences, but I think we only had about 26 below the line. Normally I never would.

I'm actually more disturbed by the measuring tape, and the fact that the metric side seems to just show each cm as 10, and only go to 100 shown as 10¦00 :o
Are people then supposed to add all the '10 cm' or no one cares about metric??

He He that does look weird, but all the red ones are going 20, 30, 40, etc.we may be upside-down but we can count in tens OK.

And I'm totally confused about what it even means to number a box, number all of them, above or below the line,Mand hownthis relates to anything other math class?
Jmack , Bea's answer is as good as it gets and you really don't want to know more. This is fun palace not misery mountain, ;D no more politics I promise.

ScarletBea how good to be buying a bookcase, there are never ever enough, what did you finally decide? Or was the weather so cold you curled up warm and read instead?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on April 26, 2015, 03:21:08 PM
ScarletBea how good to be buying a bookcase, there are never ever enough, what did you finally decide? Or was the weather so cold you curled up warm and read instead?

Not cold! Actually quite sunny, and I was still warm from my run this morning :D

I just got back, and wow, but for the kindness of strangers!!! A new bookshelf is wonderful but that thing is HEAVY!!! Really REALLY heavy!
(well, 40kg, but I'm not good with upper body strength)
It's now on the floor, not touching it yet.
I'll go read now, anyway :D

But so many lovely bookshelves over there, I wanted to bring them all home ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on April 27, 2015, 01:17:04 AM
The Senate voting here often amuses me. Does anyone ever choose option 2? (number ALL the boxes). I don't suppose we have a scrutineer here who can answer the question.
Last year Elfy I actually did, as I was so cross with everyone I wanted to make sure I chose my own preferences, but I think we only had about 26 below the line. Normally I never would.


State or Federal election? I once heard a comment on a radio show that summed up politics and voting for me: it doesn't matter who you vote for you still wind up with a politician.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on April 27, 2015, 03:40:59 AM
It was Federal so must have been 2013.Like the quote. ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on April 27, 2015, 03:46:26 AM
Bah, you Australians and your proportional representation/multi-member districts. Winner take all for a single candidate is the best!

But yeah, that ballot looks worse than the infamous Texas Long Ballot.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Saraband on April 27, 2015, 09:02:27 AM
I won't even go on about your elections, but I was very shocked, during my teenage years, when I found out that Australians were actually subject to Queen Elizabeth II. I just always assumed you had a President, as it seemed so obvious to me that it could only be so.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on April 27, 2015, 01:43:13 PM
I won't even go on about your elections, but I was very shocked, during my teenage years, when I found out that Australians were actually subject to Queen Elizabeth II. I just always assumed you had a President, as it seemed so obvious to me that it could only be so.

Watch and wait @Saraband (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32607), and wait....and wait....and wait..................

Most of us are probably agreed it is time we became a Republic, but nobody can agree on who we should choose for President or how they should be chosen.  Politicians trot it out every so often to distract from more important things, like how they are wasting our money or increasing taxes, and then it goes quiet again. Then they all have conniptions about what a new flag should be like.  Maybe one day, when you're old and venerable, you'll say "Well,well, Australia finally has become a republic...pity Lady Ty isn't around to see Skippy and Fourecks on the flag."  ;D  >:(
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on April 28, 2015, 12:51:05 AM
I won't even go on about your elections, but I was very shocked, during my teenage years, when I found out that Australians were actually subject to Queen Elizabeth II. I just always assumed you had a President, as it seemed so obvious to me that it could only be so.

Watch and wait @Saraband (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32607), and wait....and wait....and wait..................

Most of us are probably agreed it is time we became a Republic, but nobody can agree on who we should choose for President or how they should be chosen.  Politicians trot it out every so often to distract from more important things, like how they are wasting our money or increasing taxes, and then it goes quiet again. Then they all have conniptions about what a new flag should be like.  Maybe one day, when you're old and venerable, you'll say "Well,well, Australia finally has become a republic...pity Lady Ty isn't around to see Skippy and Fourecks on the flag."  ;D  >:(
Skippy might make it, but XXXX? Dreadful beer, it always reminds me of the joke that they only called it that because Queenslanders can't spell beer. Until we can agree on a model for who is head of state we'll never actually become an official republic. We're effectively one in everything, but name. The Queen is called the head of state, but I don't think she's ever exercised that power, unless you count Sir John Kerr sacking Gough Whitlam back in '75.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on April 28, 2015, 02:17:27 AM
Shocked Elfy - that's blatant Stateism  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on April 28, 2015, 04:38:21 AM
Shocked Elfy - that's blatant Stateism  ;D ;D ;D
Oh come on, Lady Ty, they're banana benders. They make fun of us for coming from down south.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 04, 2015, 09:10:04 PM
I wish the switch would either stay on.. or off... at the moment I don't mind either way...
Not this flickering, which is very annoying - and you never know what turns it...

At least books are a constant, although since they also rely on my brain to make sense of, sometimes what I wish they'd say is not what I actually read.

Oh well... onwards and upwards :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nora on May 05, 2015, 01:20:42 AM
Banana benders... Gotta be one of the best SFW insult I've ever heard..
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on May 05, 2015, 03:52:22 AM
I wish the switch would either stay on.. or off... at the moment I don't mind either way...
Not this flickering, which is very annoying - and you never know what turns it...

At least books are a constant, although since they also rely on my brain to make sense of, sometimes what I wish they'd say is not what I actually read.

Oh well... onwards and upwards :)

? Have I missed something here? You were happily filling your new bookcase and ....? Please reassure me all is well :-\
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on May 05, 2015, 05:30:02 AM
Banana benders... Gotta be one of the best SFW insult I've ever heard..
Queenslanders are banana benders, Western Australians are sandgropers, South Australians are crow eaters. I have no idea where the names come from, but untll fairly recently they were in common use, especially with state of origin Aussie Rules.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on May 05, 2015, 06:21:59 AM
Banana benders... Gotta be one of the best SFW insult I've ever heard..
Queenslanders are banana benders, Western Australians are sandgropers, South Australians are crow eaters. I have no idea where the names come from, but untll fairly recently they were in common use, especially with state of origin Aussie Rules.

Notice you left Victoria out , Elfy   :-X  Nora,  see link, but be careful what you say to your new friends and colleagues in Vic - all Aussies can be a bit touchy where state pride is concerned. ;) At least you don't have to worry about State-of-Origin when my family includes both Blues and Maroons ;D

http://www.bobinoz.com/blog/12191/interstate-rivalry-in-australia-a-few-nicknames/
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on May 05, 2015, 07:01:01 AM
Banana benders... Gotta be one of the best SFW insult I've ever heard..
Queenslanders are banana benders, Western Australians are sandgropers, South Australians are crow eaters. I have no idea where the names come from, but untll fairly recently they were in common use, especially with state of origin Aussie Rules.

Notice you left Victoria out , Elfy   :-X  Nora,  see link, but be careful what you say to your new friends and colleagues in Vic - all Aussies can be a bit touchy where state pride is concerned. ;) At least you don't have to worry about State-of-Origin when my family includes both Blues and Maroons ;D

http://www.bobinoz.com/blog/12191/interstate-rivalry-in-australia-a-few-nicknames/
They don't have a decent one for us. People from NSW and Queensland call us mexicans because we're from down south. The South Australians were the worst, they used to have a 'Kick a Vic' program running during the old state of origin days, no wonder Teddy Whitten wanted to stick it up them. And is it Blues and Maroons or Cockroaches and whatever Queensland call themselves?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 05, 2015, 08:11:36 AM
Just look - everything is happening over here >:(

(http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/data/CoreProductCache/SurfacePressureChart/Item/ProductId/24170701)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on May 05, 2015, 08:56:33 AM
Banana benders... Gotta be one of the best SFW insult I've ever heard..
Queenslanders are banana benders, Western Australians are sandgropers, South Australians are crow eaters. I have no idea where the names come from, but untll fairly recently they were in common use, especially with state of origin Aussie Rules.

Notice you left Victoria out , Elfy   :-X  Nora,  see link, but be careful what you say to your new friends and colleagues in Vic - all Aussies can be a bit touchy where state pride is concerned. ;) At least you don't have to worry about State-of-Origin when my family includes both Blues and Maroons ;D

http://www.bobinoz.com/blog/12191/interstate-rivalry-in-australia-a-few-nicknames/
They don't have a decent one for us. People from NSW and Queensland call us mexicans because we're from down south. The South Australians were the worst, they used to have a 'Kick a Vic' program running during the old state of origin days, no wonder Teddy Whitten wanted to stick it up them. And is it Blues and Maroons or Cockroaches and whatever Queensland call themselves?

Ha ha ha Just bringing Nora up to date with facts, not going to draw me in here Elfy  ;) I have son in QLD, daughter in NSW and the NSW family support 4 different NRL teams between them so I keep mouth firmly shut, sit happily on fence, stir up each in turn and celebrate with the winners when it's all over. Family diplomacy. :-X :-X

@ScarletBea (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32020), will check UK is still there tomorrow, looks rather grim, stock up on chocolate and hot drinks quick fast. :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on May 05, 2015, 09:15:19 AM
Banana benders... Gotta be one of the best SFW insult I've ever heard..
Queenslanders are banana benders, Western Australians are sandgropers, South Australians are crow eaters. I have no idea where the names come from, but untll fairly recently they were in common use, especially with state of origin Aussie Rules.

Notice you left Victoria out , Elfy   :-X  Nora,  see link, but be careful what you say to your new friends and colleagues in Vic - all Aussies can be a bit touchy where state pride is concerned. ;) At least you don't have to worry about State-of-Origin when my family includes both Blues and Maroons ;D

http://www.bobinoz.com/blog/12191/interstate-rivalry-in-australia-a-few-nicknames/
They don't have a decent one for us. People from NSW and Queensland call us mexicans because we're from down south. The South Australians were the worst, they used to have a 'Kick a Vic' program running during the old state of origin days, no wonder Teddy Whitten wanted to stick it up them. And is it Blues and Maroons or Cockroaches and whatever Queensland call themselves?

Ha ha ha Just bringing Nora up to date with facts, not going to draw me in here Elfy  ;) I have son in QLD, daughter in NSW and the NSW family support 4 different NRL teams between them so I keep mouth firmly shut, sit happily on fence, stir up each in turn and celebrate with the winners when it's all over. Family diplomacy. :-X :-X

@ScarletBea (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32020), will check UK is still there tomorrow, looks rather grim, stock up on chocolate and hot drinks quick fast. :)
Oh, I'm an Aussie Rules supporter. I don't care at all about either code of rugby. The AFL hasn't really had state of origin for years, since they've had two teams coming out of Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane. Not like it used to be when Knuckles Kerley and EJ used to go toe to toe.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on May 05, 2015, 11:14:41 AM
Just look - everything is happening over here >:(

(http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/data/CoreProductCache/SurfacePressureChart/Item/ProductId/24170701)
They're too busy being Australian to look.  ;)
I think it's very pretty, SB. Did you draw it yourself? ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 05, 2015, 12:13:37 PM
 >:(
*throws Jmack to the outside gale and storm*
No, you can't come in.

(and Lady Ty commented, so some australians are ok ;) I don't know anything about australian slang or sport, so keeping way out of that...)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on May 05, 2015, 01:54:50 PM
Completely off-topic: I just spotted that thing on Goodreads where it tells you how many books you've read in each year, apparently I've read 30 novels in 2015 (plus 10 novellas/short stories). I don't even know how that's possible... particularly beause I only read one book in January.  :o
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on May 05, 2015, 02:33:01 PM
Completely off-topic: I just spotted that thing on Goodreads where it tells you how many books you've read in each year, apparently I've read 30 novels in 2015 (plus 10 novellas/short stories). I don't even know how that's possible... particularly beause I only read one book in January.  :o
There's a topic?  ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 05, 2015, 02:35:46 PM
There's a topic?  ;)

 ;D
What are you doing here, aren't you supposed to be writing? ;) The deadline won't change...
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on May 05, 2015, 02:41:46 PM
Completely off-topic: I just spotted that thing on Goodreads where it tells you how many books you've read in each year, apparently I've read 30 novels in 2015 (plus 10 novellas/short stories). I don't even know how that's possible... particularly beause I only read one book in January.  :o
There's a topic?  ;)
Well there were a couple of threads of discussion going on over the last few pages, surely they count as the current topic?  :P
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nora on May 05, 2015, 03:14:23 PM
Completely off-topic: I just spotted that thing on Goodreads where it tells you how many books you've read in each year, apparently I've read 30 novels in 2015 (plus 10 novellas/short stories). I don't even know how that's possible... particularly beause I only read one book in January.  :o

Do you also add mangas and graphic novels? My own goodread tells me that so far in 2015 I have read 36 books (not really up to date), but a good half of that is graphic novels and manga and god forbid my adding american comics. They count each issue if you add them individually.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on May 05, 2015, 03:33:33 PM
Completely off-topic: I just spotted that thing on Goodreads where it tells you how many books you've read in each year, apparently I've read 30 novels in 2015 (plus 10 novellas/short stories). I don't even know how that's possible... particularly beause I only read one book in January.  :o

Do you also add mangas and graphic novels? My own goodread tells me that so far in 2015 I have read 36 books (not really up to date), but a good half of that is graphic novels and manga and god forbid my adding american comics. They count each issue if you add them individually.
Nope, I don't read them at all.  :P

Something weird that I just noticed: my total books for the last three years (which I think is when I joined GR) goes 18, 33, 40, but the total number of pages for those same years is a lot closer - 11,793, 13,665, 13,086. 30 novels each in 2015 and 2014, only 18 in 2013 but they must've been really long on average.  :o
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on May 05, 2015, 06:56:46 PM
Yeah it is a bit blustery here in Blighty.  Just been to the Southbank with 30 Nac Mac Feegles.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on May 05, 2015, 07:27:47 PM
Yeah it is a bit blustery here in Blighty.  Just been to the Southbank with 30 Nac Mac Feegles.
To feel some air under your kilt?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on May 07, 2015, 02:05:49 PM
 
Had to post this for you @ScarletBea (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32020) combine two of the things you enjoy
and yes it is a real Battenburg

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/media/images/82369000/jpg/_82369415_14ac3b5b-3345-4236-8f3b-c112642155a2.jpg)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 07, 2015, 02:15:05 PM
 :D :D
Funnily enough, I thought it was a knitted painting, and I thought "how does she know I sometimes knit, too? I don't think I've mentioned it here" hehe
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on May 07, 2015, 06:53:30 PM
Did we all vote today? 

I found myself struck by how hilariously antiquated the British voting system is.  What is to stop me simply learning the names and addresses of various people across London, and simply voting on their behalf at different polling stations across town?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 07, 2015, 06:55:18 PM
I can only vote in the locals :'( despite being here for many years and paying *lots* of taxes...
So I did, telling the guys there 'no, you can only give me the yellow paper'...

They did get my voting card, but I'm also amazed that there's no system whatsoever to check your identity!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on May 07, 2015, 07:07:21 PM
Meh. I'd have probably spoiled the ballot card if I was in England still, couldn't be bothered looking into postal voting.  :-\
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Hedin on May 07, 2015, 08:01:38 PM
There is actually a lot of controversy in the US about voter ID laws.  One side says that it unfairly discriminates lower income people and people who have disabilities who are not able to readily go out and get their IDs and the other side says it prevents voter fraud. 

From the limited, incomplete data that I have seen, voter ID laws do drive down the vote in the areas that have them but the lower turnout probably does not effect national or larger state races.  It does likely effect local races as the margins there are a lot thinner.  On the flip side, while there is some fraud here and there, the number of fraudulent votes is usually in the tens and not going to sway any election.  To me taking away someone's ability to vote based on the actions of just a couple individuals feels very undemocratic.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on May 07, 2015, 08:08:37 PM
In Germany everybody (who is a citizen) gets a letter when and where they can vote. If they don't have time, a disability or something else, they can send the letter back asking for postal voting. Quite foolproof.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on May 07, 2015, 08:23:10 PM
There is actually a lot of controversy in the US about voter ID laws.  One side says that it unfairly discriminates lower income people and people who have disabilities who are not able to readily go out and get their IDs and the other side says it prevents voter fraud. 

From the limited, incomplete data that I have seen, voter ID laws do drive down the vote in the areas that have them but the lower turnout probably does not effect national or larger state races.  It does likely effect local races as the margins there are a lot thinner.  On the flip side, while there is some fraud here and there, the number of fraudulent votes is usually in the tens and not going to sway any election.  To me taking away someone's ability to vote based on the actions of just a couple individuals feels very undemocratic.

Each of the two parties in the U.S. has it's virtues and flaws. This one I do put down to the 'Pubs, and feel it's reflective of a desire to suppress minority votes - not necessarily out of prejudice per se vis minorities, but because those minorities historically vote Dem. I'll be happy to skewer the Dems on another thread. But IMHO the 'Pubs are consistently on the wrong side of this one.

[waits for sky to fall]
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on May 07, 2015, 10:34:29 PM
*coughs discreetly from the corner*

I had to write a (government mandated) public policy paper last semester of the voter ID laws. I find them as not really necessary, but not extremely harmful if really implemented. I think it was either Abbott or Perry that brought about ten prosecuted cases of voter fraud in the last general election to court as evidence. Nothing major, but as I like to say, stopping some crime is better than stopping none.

However, the only places it would hurt (for Texas at least) would be the border where DPS offices are few and far between (anywhere from 40 to 100 miles away). Yes, illegal immigrants are more likely to stay there, so it might not be too bad. But if you're looking at the popular vote (which is what most people cry over in national elections), it would be better implemented in cities where there's a higher chance of fraud. Look at the spread sheet of county by county deviations for the 2012 general election to understand the split better.

As for lower turnout, I severely doubt it will do much. America already has a strong sense of de-alignment lately, coupled with plenty of other obstacles that lead to apathy, which makes this law just another hoop to jump through to check a little box (unless you're a caucus, which still baffles me). And even then, less than 50% of the population voted in the last general election, let alone in the state elections, which matters more.

Voter ID laws won't do much to stop fraud, namely because people will commit a crime regardless of boundaries set in place (contingent (?) upon many more factors, but whatevs). But it's not really that hard to get one, either.  (Coming from someone who lives 20 miles away from the closest DPS office.) We have mail-in for the disabled. It's only free to $15 to get one.

Yeah, I was a mixed bag after writing this essay, too. ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on May 07, 2015, 10:46:59 PM
Give me a whiskey. Actually make it the whole bottle. If the exit polls are right it's going to be a shit five years.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on May 07, 2015, 11:04:39 PM
Give me a whiskey. Actually make it the whole bottle. If the exit polls are right it's going to be a shit five years.
What's it saying? Tories again?  :-\
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on May 07, 2015, 11:06:10 PM
 
Give me a whiskey. Actually make it the whole bottle. If the exit polls are right it's going to be a shit five years.
What's it saying? Tories again?  :-\

 :'(  And they have gained seats!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on May 07, 2015, 11:11:03 PM
Give me a whiskey. Actually make it the whole bottle. If the exit polls are right it's going to be a shit five years.
What's it saying? Tories again?  :-\

 :'(  And they have gained seats!
Yeeeah we won't be moving back there any time soon then!  :-\
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Saraband on May 07, 2015, 11:33:41 PM
Give me a whiskey. Actually make it the whole bottle. If the exit polls are right it's going to be a shit five years.
What's it saying? Tories again?  :-\

 :'(  And they have gained seats!
Yeeeah we won't be moving back there any time soon then!  :-\

As someone who follows British politics closely (yeah, I'm one of those people hoping to work and live in another country, or as Farage would call me, a spawn of satan [not far from Nighteyes' autocorrect  for Saraband  ;) ]), things do look like absolute shite for you folks.

I think I will now rule out Britain for good. Netherlands it is, then.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on May 07, 2015, 11:42:04 PM
Give me a whiskey. Actually make it the whole bottle. If the exit polls are right it's going to be a shit five years.
What's it saying? Tories again?  :-\

 :'(  And they have gained seats!
Yeeeah we won't be moving back there any time soon then!  :-\

As someone who follows British politics closely (yeah, I'm one of those people hoping to work and live in another country, or as Farage would call me, a spawn of satan [not far from Nighteyes' autocorrect  for Saraband  ;) ]), things do look like absolute shite for you folks.

I think I will now rule out Britain for good. Netherlands it is, then.
Interesting choice, why Netherlands in particular?

We considered moving to Berlin, but decided not to take the risk in the end. Would still like to move somewhere else, mostly because everything is insanely expensive in Finland... though we're a bit spoiled over here by all the nature so it's very hard to find anywhere we'd like  :-\
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on May 07, 2015, 11:44:29 PM
Give me a whiskey. Actually make it the whole bottle. If the exit polls are right it's going to be a shit five years.
What's it saying? Tories again?  :-\

 :'(  And they have gained seats!
Yeeeah we won't be moving back there any time soon then!  :-\

As someone who follows British politics closely (yeah, I'm one of those people hoping to work and live in another country, or as Farage would call me, a spawn of satan [not far from Nighteyes' autocorrect  for Saraband  ;) ]), things do look like absolute shite for you folks.

I think I will now rule out Britain for good. Netherlands it is, then.
Interesting choice, why Netherlands in particular?

We considered moving to Berlin, but decided not to take the risk in the end. Would still like to move somewhere else, mostly because everything is insanely expensive in Finland... though we're a bit spoiled over here by all the nature so it's very hard to find anywhere we'd like  :-\

The risk? You do realise both the second world war and the cold wars are over?  ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on May 07, 2015, 11:48:19 PM
Give me a whiskey. Actually make it the whole bottle. If the exit polls are right it's going to be a shit five years.
What's it saying? Tories again?  :-\

 :'(  And they have gained seats!
Yeeeah we won't be moving back there any time soon then!  :-\

As someone who follows British politics closely (yeah, I'm one of those people hoping to work and live in another country, or as Farage would call me, a spawn of satan [not far from Nighteyes' autocorrect  for Saraband  ;) ]), things do look like absolute shite for you folks.

I think I will now rule out Britain for good. Netherlands it is, then.
Interesting choice, why Netherlands in particular?

We considered moving to Berlin, but decided not to take the risk in the end. Would still like to move somewhere else, mostly because everything is insanely expensive in Finland... though we're a bit spoiled over here by all the nature so it's very hard to find anywhere we'd like  :-\

The risk? You do realise both the second world war and the cold wars are over?  ;)
Wait what?!  :o You're pulling my leg...
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Saraband on May 07, 2015, 11:51:05 PM
Give me a whiskey. Actually make it the whole bottle. If the exit polls are right it's going to be a shit five years.
What's it saying? Tories again?  :-\

 :'(  And they have gained seats!
Yeeeah we won't be moving back there any time soon then!  :-\

As someone who follows British politics closely (yeah, I'm one of those people hoping to work and live in another country, or as Farage would call me, a spawn of satan [not far from Nighteyes' autocorrect  for Saraband  ;) ]), things do look like absolute shite for you folks.

I think I will now rule out Britain for good. Netherlands it is, then.
Interesting choice, why Netherlands in particular?

We considered moving to Berlin, but decided not to take the risk in the end. Would still like to move somewhere else, mostly because everything is insanely expensive in Finland... though we're a bit spoiled over here by all the nature so it's very hard to find anywhere we'd like  :-\

Easy language, liberal society, lack of dentists (good for @Eurog (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37319) to find a job), bicycles, nice location in the middle of Europe... And other things  :)

I always thought I'd live in the UK one day, but things have changed. For me, and for the UK.

Finland seems lovely, although the language is somewhat intimidating (even if most of the population speaks English fluently).
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on May 08, 2015, 12:00:27 AM
Give me a whiskey. Actually make it the whole bottle. If the exit polls are right it's going to be a shit five years.
What's it saying? Tories again?  :-\

 :'(  And they have gained seats!
Yeeeah we won't be moving back there any time soon then!  :-\

As someone who follows British politics closely (yeah, I'm one of those people hoping to work and live in another country, or as Farage would call me, a spawn of satan [not far from Nighteyes' autocorrect  for Saraband  ;) ]), things do look like absolute shite for you folks.

I think I will now rule out Britain for good. Netherlands it is, then.
Interesting choice, why Netherlands in particular?

We considered moving to Berlin, but decided not to take the risk in the end. Would still like to move somewhere else, mostly because everything is insanely expensive in Finland... though we're a bit spoiled over here by all the nature so it's very hard to find anywhere we'd like  :-\

Easy language, liberal society, lack of dentists (good for @Eurog (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37319) to find a job), bicycles, nice location in the middle of Europe... And other things  :)

I always thought I'd live in the UK one day, but things have changed. For me, and for the UK.

Finland seems lovely, although the language is somewhat intimidating (even if most of the population speaks English fluently).
Yeah good points, I guess. I've barely travelled in Europe at all - went to France every year when I was a kid, and since then I've been to Turkey and lived in Finland - so really I know very little about anywhere since I haven't experienced it.  :-\

I don't really get the appeal of the UK, it's a horrible country.  ;D

Yeah it has some very good points, the biggest issue is definitely the cost of living - Helsinki is more expensive than London from what I can remember. I've barely started learning the language but it's never been a problem, otherwise I'd have no chance.  :P
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nora on May 08, 2015, 03:34:52 AM
This topic is getting way too many quotes in quotes and hurts my eyes. Here is a little break, highly relevant since you're all talking english politics :

http://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/awKP9Z8_460sv.mp4
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 08, 2015, 03:37:52 AM
I don't understand why nobody likes the middle ground - it's always extremes, one way or another.

And I believe there's a right country for each person - or we make it so.

And... and...
I guess I should just get back to bed, read.

(https://dg19s6hp6ufoh.cloudfront.net/pictures/612642292/large/wu0633med.jpeg?1431052861)    (https://dg19s6hp6ufoh.cloudfront.net/pictures/612163225/large/wyl_lmg_109217_624x544.jpeg?1387036634)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on May 08, 2015, 04:02:07 AM
I don't understand why nobody likes the middle ground - it's always extremes, one way or another.

And I believe there's a right country for each person - or we make it so.

And... and...
I guess I should just get back to bed, read.

(https://dg19s6hp6ufoh.cloudfront.net/pictures/612642292/large/wu0633med.jpeg?1431052861)    (https://dg19s6hp6ufoh.cloudfront.net/pictures/612163225/large/wyl_lmg_109217_624x544.jpeg?1387036634)
If there's a right country for us, we haven't heard of it. There's probably a best fit, but perfection for something so extensive is just never going to happen. The hardest part is finding out where that best fit is... and then actually being able to move there.  :-\
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nora on May 08, 2015, 04:04:25 AM

I always thought I'd live in the UK one day, but things have changed. For me, and for the UK.

(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/sword_in_the_stone.png)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on May 08, 2015, 04:08:09 AM

I always thought I'd live in the UK one day, but things have changed. For me, and for the UK.

(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/sword_in_the_stone.png)
First thing I do every Monday, Wednesday and Friday: check xkcd. I'm always faintly disappointed when there are no raptor references.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nora on May 08, 2015, 04:12:21 AM
Haha, a highly surprising quote from you raptori!
Title: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on May 08, 2015, 04:12:55 AM
Good bye, UK. It was... kind of okay having you in the EU. :P

Berlin is pretty save and you won't find a greener capital city. There are lots of lakes and forests on city ground and even more in the (mostly uninhabited ;)) parts around it. :)

I do believe we have a favorite web comics topic somewhere...
And xkcd is pretty awesome. I even have the books. They stand next to SMBC, buttersafe and PBF. :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on May 08, 2015, 04:18:49 AM
Berlin is pretty save and you won't find a greener capital city. There are lots of lakes and forests on city ground and even more in the (mostly uninhabited ;) ) parts around it. :)
Yep that's part of why we were tempted to move there. In the end we didn't because I found out that my sister was living there for a year or two...

I do believe we have a favorite web comics topic somewhere...
And xkcd is pretty awesome. I even have the books. They stand next to SMBC, buttersafe and PBF. :)
I only read xkcd, and of course xkcd's What If is great too. Any other webcoming just doesn't seem to work as well for me, guess I'm not really into them that much.  :-\
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 08, 2015, 07:55:50 AM
If there's a right country for us, we haven't heard of it. There's probably a best fit, but perfection for something so extensive is just never going to happen. The hardest part is finding out where that best fit is... and then actually being able to move there.  :-\

Ok, maybe 'perfect' was a dramatic word to use.
I've tried 3, I really like where I am.
And maybe I really didn't mean 'country', 'area' is best - oh, just ignore me, I'm not making much sense atm ::)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on May 08, 2015, 02:06:38 PM
Yep that's part of why we were tempted to move there. In the end we didn't because I found out that my sister was living there for a year or two...
So... you don't like her? You can't be in the same place? She made bad experiences? You don't want to follow in her footsteps, ...? ;) Sorry, I don't see the correlation...
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 08, 2015, 02:35:18 PM
Yep that's part of why we were tempted to move there. In the end we didn't because I found out that my sister was living there for a year or two...
So... you don't like her? You can't be in the same place? She made bad experiences? You don't want to follow in her footsteps, ...? ;) Sorry, I don't see the correlation...

You must be an only child or have very nice sisters/brothers ;)

When I told my sister (who lives in London) I was thinking of moving to England, her immediate reply was "You're not coming to London!" - as if she owned the place ::)
As it stood, no, I didn't want to go to London...
I love my sister to bits, but sometimes she can be a pain ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 08, 2015, 04:17:37 PM
(I hate posting twice in a row in the same thread, sorry, but it doesn't fit with changing the previous)

I'm working from home today.
I did the urgent/deadline thing and now I'm lazying - is it bad of me?
I don't actually feel much guilty because I work crazy hours anyway, I'm entitled to some 'recovery time'...
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on May 08, 2015, 04:22:06 PM
(I hate posting twice in a row in the same thread, sorry, but it doesn't fit with changing the previous)

I'm working from home today.
I did the urgent/deadline thing and now I'm lazying - is it bad of me?
I don't actually feel much guilty because I work crazy hours anyway, I'm entitled to some 'recovery time'...
It's been taking me a long time to unlearn the idea that 40 hours a week is a moral imperative. The imperative is to do a good job, meet your commitments, and build your career and life as you see fit.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on May 08, 2015, 04:30:35 PM
Yep that's part of why we were tempted to move there. In the end we didn't because I found out that my sister was living there for a year or two...
So... you don't like her? You can't be in the same place? She made bad experiences? You don't want to follow in her footsteps, ...? ;) Sorry, I don't see the correlation...
Lol I would guess that most people with siblings would understand, at least to some extent.  :P

In my case it's a bit more severe - I don't get along with anyone on my mother's side of the family at all, and my sister is the worst of the lot. I also don't think blood ties are a valid reason to persevere with a relationship when you just don't get along, so I don't stay in contact with them. Unfortunately my sister disagrees with that point of view and is incapable of respecting my wishes, so if she found out that we lived in the same city she would be unable to leave me in peace.  :-\
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 08, 2015, 04:34:43 PM
Double topics here, but it's the Paws anyway ;)

It's been taking me a long time to unlearn the idea that 40 hours a week is a moral imperative. The imperative is to do a good job, meet your commitments, and build your career and life as you see fit.
It's definitely unlearning, because my company changed last year to 'flexible time', and as long as you do your job/targets, you can manage your time (and I think some people do take advantage of this...).
Unfortunately I've got too much to do and too little time hehe, at least sometimes, so I really should take advantage of the more quiet periods. But 20 years take a lot of unlearning...
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on May 08, 2015, 04:46:34 PM
If there's a right country for us, we haven't heard of it. There's probably a best fit, but perfection for something so extensive is just never going to happen. The hardest part is finding out where that best fit is... and then actually being able to move there.  :-\

Ok, maybe 'perfect' was a dramatic word to use.
I've tried 3, I really like where I am.
And maybe I really didn't mean 'country', 'area' is best - oh, just ignore me, I'm not making much sense atm ::)
Forgot to reply to this  :o

Yeah I get what you mean, we've tried two so far and while it's really nice here, we still feel like looking for somewhere else.

Problem is that the things we want are pretty impossible... somewhere with the modern conveniences, but preferably in the middle of nowhere far away from people - but with good public transport since we can't drive. There are some places that do sound appealing (Australia, NZ, etc), but I don't think we would be able to afford the move.


Double topics here, but it's the Paws anyway ;)

It's been taking me a long time to unlearn the idea that 40 hours a week is a moral imperative. The imperative is to do a good job, meet your commitments, and build your career and life as you see fit.
It's definitely unlearning, because my company changed last year to 'flexible time', and as long as you do your job/targets, you can manage your time (and I think some people do take advantage of this...).
Unfortunately I've got too much to do and too little time hehe, at least sometimes, so I really should take advantage of the more quiet periods. But 20 years take a lot of unlearning...
Guess I'm lucky in that I've set my own schedule pretty much from the beginning!  ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nora on May 08, 2015, 10:29:52 PM
Yep that's part of why we were tempted to move there. In the end we didn't because I found out that my sister was living there for a year or two...
So... you don't like her? You can't be in the same place? She made bad experiences? You don't want to follow in her footsteps, ...? ;) Sorry, I don't see the correlation...
Lol I would guess that most people with siblings would understand, at least to some extent.  :P

In my case it's a bit more severe - I don't get along with anyone on my mother's side of the family at all, and my sister is the worst of the lot. I also don't think blood ties are a valid reason to persevere with a relationship when you just don't get along, so I don't stay in contact with them. Unfortunately my sister disagrees with that point of view and is incapable of respecting my wishes, so if she found out that we lived in the same city she would be unable to leave me in peace.  :-\

Reminds me of the movie Only lovers left alive... Completely understand though, as I keep away from my entire family but a few, haven't spoken to my father, his wife and children in years. Some people are abusive and toxic, and blood ties are a lame excuse to suffer them at your own detriment. It's beyond harduous relationships sometimes and it becomes wise to know how to let go of those people.
Wise of you Raptori..
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on May 12, 2015, 04:34:28 AM
Just to recap a bit, the NZ govt is also discussing changing the flag and here is one suggestion on their website

https://www.govt.nz/assets/flags-designs/2811-nyankiwi.jpg

Please can anyone tell me how to make images smaller, when I tried to post the pic it was huge and all you got was the rainbow effect  ;D ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on May 12, 2015, 06:23:32 AM
Just to recap a bit, the NZ govt is also discussing changing the flag and here is one suggestion on their website

https://www.govt.nz/assets/flags-designs/2811-nyankiwi.jpg

Please can anyone tell me how to make images smaller, when I tried to post the pic it was huge and all you got was the rainbow effect  ;D ;D
I had to look a couple of times to work out that was a kiwi, initially it looked like a spanner.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on May 12, 2015, 08:07:24 AM
Just to recap a bit, the NZ govt is also discussing changing the flag and here is one suggestion on their website

https://www.govt.nz/assets/flags-designs/2811-nyankiwi.jpg

Please can anyone tell me how to make images smaller, when I tried to post the pic it was huge and all you got was the rainbow effect  ;D ;D
I had to look a couple of times to work out that was a kiwi, initially it looked like a spanner.

I thought it was some sort of map at first, Elfy and then, like you, a  realised it was kiwi. That made it even funnier ;D  I suspect we have some strange efforts in the Oz archives as well.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 12, 2015, 08:21:48 AM
I thought it was a gay monster going to eat the stars ;D

And Lady Ty, when you're trying to put a photo up, you click on the Mona Lisa and you get this:
[img ]http://[ /img]
To control the size, you just add this:
[img height= 250 ] [ /img]
(playing around with the numbers to get the size you'd like)
(without all the extra spaces)

So the flag can be this:
(https://www.govt.nz/assets/flags-designs/2811-nyankiwi.jpg)


I've got about 20 pages left in my book. Read or work?
...
There has to be an advantage to be home: I'll go read ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on May 12, 2015, 08:58:02 AM
Just to recap a bit, the NZ govt is also discussing changing the flag and here is one suggestion on their website

https://www.govt.nz/assets/flags-designs/2811-nyankiwi.jpg

Please can anyone tell me how to make images smaller, when I tried to post the pic it was huge and all you got was the rainbow effect  ;D ;D
I had to look a couple of times to work out that was a kiwi, initially it looked like a spanner.

I thought it was some sort of map at first, Elfy and then, like you, a  realised it was kiwi. That made it even funnier ;D  I suspect we have some strange efforts in the Oz archives as well.
Glad to know it wasn't just me.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 12, 2015, 11:38:14 AM
Has anyone heard from Marc recently?
He hasn't been around for ages, I was wondering if he was ok? :-\
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 12, 2015, 12:59:36 PM
I wonder what will come sooner:
- the battery of my cordless phone dying
- my turn to speak/present at this phone-conference I'm in
 ::)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on May 12, 2015, 01:09:44 PM
I wonder what will come sooner:
- the battery of my cordless phone dying
- my turn to speak/present at this phone-conference I'm in
 ::)

Sorry to smile, but vision of you sitting on floor with phone plugged in to mains ( those connectors are never longer than a metre) and trying to speak as though you are sitting comfortably at your desk, or of it's the kind that sits in a cradle high on the wall, like mine, having to stand on something and get your ear close to hear.  :(  Good luck, fingers crossed.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on May 12, 2015, 02:08:53 PM
Has anyone heard from Marc recently?
He hasn't been around for ages, I was wondering if he was ok? :-\
I guess he's just super busy (as always... ;)). His twitter is still active, so don't worry. :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Arry on May 12, 2015, 07:16:05 PM
Has anyone heard from Marc recently?
He hasn't been around for ages, I was wondering if he was ok? :-\
I guess he's just super busy (as always... ;)). His twitter is still active, so don't worry. :)

He's around with the Staff group for the main site, and has also posted that they just got a puppy. Having a puppy myself, it is amazing how much more time they take than I realized. Ours is a bit older now, so it's better, but his puppy is still a tiny thing. Very cute, but I am sure also very needy. :) So that, in addition to everything else, he's just stretched for time, but completely fine.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 12, 2015, 07:20:25 PM
Thank you both :)
Maybe I should look around more, hehe

(he could train the puppy to type posts here ;D)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on May 12, 2015, 07:55:29 PM
(he could train the puppy to type posts here ;D)

We call him Nighteyes.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 12, 2015, 08:02:51 PM
(he could train the puppy to type posts here ;D)

We call him Nighteyes.

He's a Wolfie, not a puppy! >:(
 ;D

Wait... wait... what do I see?
"Fantasy Faction RPG 2015 The War of the Titles Title War - coming soon" ?
 :D :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on May 12, 2015, 08:14:32 PM
(he could train the puppy to type posts here ;D)

We call him Nighteyes.

He's a Wolfie, not a puppy! >:(
 ;D

Wait... wait... what do I see?
"Fantasy Faction RPG 2015 The War of the Titles Title War - coming soon" ?
 :D :D

"Is this a dagger which I see before me? The handle turned toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee."
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on May 13, 2015, 01:06:13 AM
Thank you both :)
Maybe I should look around more, hehe

(he could train the puppy to type posts here ;D)
Have to house train it, first, and that can be tough and time consuming.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 13, 2015, 11:05:01 AM
*grumble grumble*
I'm not liking the 'social media' buttons on each first post of each thread...
Can't we have a 'social media-free zone' here on the forums? It's hard enough to find that nowadays, must we leave the net altogether for that? :-\
*grumble grumble*


(at least I've only just noticed them... I'm not seeing things, am I?)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on May 13, 2015, 01:07:32 PM
*grumble grumble*
I'm not liking the 'social media' buttons on each first post of each thread...
Can't we have a 'social media-free zone' here on the forums? It's hard enough to find that nowadays, must we leave the net altogether for that? :-\
*grumble grumble*


(at least I've only just noticed them... I'm not seeing things, am I?)
You are not seeing things, or then I'm seeing the same things as you.  :o
I'm not really fond of the social media buttons either, but at least they are not on every post.

Wait... wait... what do I see?
"Fantasy Faction RPG 2015 The War of the Titles Title War - coming soon" ?
 :D :D
Yay! I'm really looking forward to this. ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Overlord on May 13, 2015, 03:36:13 PM
Thanks for checking on on me, everyone. I am fine. As people have said I've had some really important events in my life:

1) I am a Government advisor and we've just had a General Election, so I've been flat out.

2) I got a puppy - Leo, after the turtle, not the artist. Obviously. - who, as Arry says, takes wayyyyyy more time than you'd imagine.

I'll be back posting properly in a week or so once this post-election work-load has been cleared. I've been writing reviews and articles for a change though, so applaud me for that ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 14, 2015, 08:46:17 AM
I suppose I do need to go turn on my work laptop and do something workwise ::)
Took a while to get out of bed this morning...

That conversation about flexi-time guilt we had before, no way out but go with the flow now ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on May 14, 2015, 01:23:27 PM
Brought this in from another thread as it was off the main point there-

Quote
@Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094)................... since I like everything. (Except rap. Oh, wait, wrong art form. )


Maybe not all bad @Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094), I'm not versed in these things, no pun no way of course not, but isn't @Takoren (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40331) 's very splendid signature a rap?
I've been meaning to ask if it is self written and if I can pass it on to some SoIaF fans who would appreciate it. 
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on May 14, 2015, 02:05:34 PM
And I actually don't dislike all rap, just the mysogynistic and wealth/drugs/etc obsessed stuff. And the constant foul language stuff. And... Well, anyway.

Ben Folds does a hysterical take on rap by slowing down a real rap song to ballad speed so we can hear the awfulness of the lyrics. "B*tches ain't sh*t"
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on May 14, 2015, 02:18:04 PM
And I actually don't dislike all rap, just the mysogynistic and wealth/drugs/etc obsessed stuff. And the constant foul language stuff. And... Well, anyway.

Ben Folds does a hysterical take on rap by slowing down a real rap song to ballad speed so we can hear the awfulness of the lyrics. "B*tches ain't sh*t"
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 14, 2015, 02:58:10 PM
I think Lady Ty got speechless ;D

I'll keep quiet music-wise hehe, I don't care that much nowadays anyway, but have always preferred indie/rock/contemporary.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Takoren on May 14, 2015, 08:42:43 PM
Actually it's to the tune of "Rock Star" by Nickleback, but yes, the words are mine.

It's supposed to start

"'Cause we all just wanna be King of the North
And live in big tall castles with the best sworn swords"

Read that with the rest and think of the tune (youtube it if you're not familiar) and it works.

And no, I'm not a Nickelback fan. Just thought turning "I wanna be a rock star" into "I wanna be Robb Stark" was too funny to pass up.

PS: Also, I purposefully made it about the TV Robb, not GRRM's Robb, because I wanted to make a youtube parody video and I figured that's who the general public would be more familiar with. Also "Talisa" scans better than "Jeyne" and it's the TV version who clearly just follows his penis rather than possibly being bewitched.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on May 14, 2015, 11:18:44 PM
Right now, I think Nickleback would actually improve my thought process.

*grabs cup from the bartender. downs it in one gulp*

One more final left. I can do this.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on May 15, 2015, 12:00:48 AM
Right now, I think Nickleback would actually improve my thought process.

*grabs cup from the bartender. downs it in one gulp*

One more final left. I can do this.

The bartender took a look at the law student and suppressed a chuckle. It was always like this during finals. Most of the year, the kids came into the Paws thinking they owned the world. Sure they had to read thousands of pages of dreck every week, but most of them could take it - they mainly needed coffee and plenty of it. But at finals time, they all began to look grey and pinched. They snarled at the barmaids and each other. Hell, they'd snarl at a puppy during finals. The bartender sort of enjoyed it, really. Thought they were kings and queens of the world - in training, so to speak. Well, nice to see them suffer, since they'd make every honest and dishonest person suffer once they got their diplomas and passed the bar. Lawyers. Shit.

He liked this story: A man goes into an antique store in Fantasia's capital city, Og-Dogma. It's run by a Glisterbeck hedge wizard, see.  Man finds a little statuette of a rat pushed deep back onto a shelf covered in dust. But he thinks there's a glint of gold. So he pulls it out and rubs it off, and holy crap it's heavy and really gold. He goes up to the counter and asks how much. "5 flinders" says the Beck. Gods, thinks the guy, that's cheap. "I'll take it." The Beck says, "and 100 f for the instruction manual." The guy laughs, and says "That's a good one. I think I can do without."

So he gives over the 5 f and walks out. As he goes down the street, he notices a rat run across from one side to the next. Down a little further, he notices three rats running along behind him. Starts to get a little wierded out. The golden statue of the rat feels warm in his hand. Then he turns a corned and there's a damned army of rats Waiting for him, staring at him. He starts to run and the rats are coming from everywhere. Gods! He's gotta do something.

He runs down to the wharf by the bay with all of Og-Dogma's rodent population in pursuit, pulls his arm back over his head with the statue held high, then hurls it into the water. All the rats go piling in after it and drown.

Guy goes back to the Beck's shop. The little wizard looks up and smirks. "You want the instruction manual?"

"Nah," says the guy. "But do you have a statue of a lawyer?"

Yeah, thinks the barkeep as he smears dirt around in the glasses with his rag. F'in lawyers.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on May 15, 2015, 01:33:31 AM
Actually it's to the tune of "Rock Star" by Nickleback, but yes, the words are mine.

It's supposed to start

"'Cause we all just wanna be King of the North
And live in big tall castles with the best sworn swords"

Read that with the rest and think of the tune (youtube it if you're not familiar) and it works.

Thanks Takoren I think it's clever and funny.  Checked out Nickleback and enjoyed both yours and theirs.  ;D

And I actually don't dislike all rap, just the mysogynistic and wealth/drugs/etc obsessed stuff. And the constant foul language stuff. And... Well, anyway.

Ben Folds does a hysterical take on rap by slowing down a real rap song to ballad speed so we can hear the awfulness of the lyrics. "B*tches ain't sh*t"
I think Lady Ty got speechless ;D 


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :o :o :o Lady Ty got distracted by politician on TV and started jumping up and down and cheering because he was actually talking SENSE and Lady Ty usually screams and uses language you wouldn't believe when pollies are on TV ........................... but we won't go there. :-X

Must have accidentally clicked post and gone off to another topic :-[ :-[ :-[ 

Was just going to agree with @Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094) about subjects of rap.  Didn't understand what rappers were actually saying, because it's so fast, then later read some lyrics and lost my 'rap innocence'.


Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 15, 2015, 03:59:00 AM
*contented sigh*
And it's not even someone's birthday ;D

...
Well, here. I'm sure it's someone's birthday somewhere. It must be. Wouldn't it be weird, to have one day of the year when no one was born?


Good luck, Chilly!!! 8)



hehehe Lady Ty
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on May 15, 2015, 04:14:16 AM
*contented sigh*
And it's not even someone's birthday ;D

...
Well, here. I'm sure it's someone's birthday somewhere. It must be. Wouldn't it be weird, to have one day of the year when no one was born?


Good luck, Chilly!!! 8)



hehehe Lady Ty
Spare a thought for those born on February 29, they only get a birthday once every four years.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 15, 2015, 04:18:02 AM
 ;D
But aren't they then 4 times younger than the rest of us? ;)

Which made me go look on the list to see if we had anyone on that day.
Which made me realise that Xia put Raptori's on the 30th, which is a really nice thing because then he'll get a story even without telling us the right date.
Which then begs the question: on which date will the story come out? :o
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on May 15, 2015, 04:58:36 AM
;D
But aren't they then 4 times younger than the rest of us? ;)

Which made me go look on the list to see if we had anyone on that day.
Which made me realise that Xia put Raptori's on the 30th, which is a really nice thing because then he'll get a story even without telling us the right date.
Which then begs the question: on which date will the story come out? :o
You can look at it that way. One of my uncle's friends was born on that date. My Mum rang him up one day and he said he had to go to a 21st that night. My Mum wondered who, at near 80 my uncle knew turning 21, and then he said who it was, and the penny dropped. It was actually his 84th, but he called it his 21st!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on May 15, 2015, 06:39:23 AM
Right now, I think Nickleback would actually improve my thought process.

*grabs cup from the bartender. downs it in one gulp*

One more final left. I can do this.

Hope this is in time to wish you luck, Chilly, and that you have a great weekend after. ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on May 15, 2015, 08:13:50 AM
Nighteyes gives the jukebox a hard kick. The back of the juke box flies opens.  Nighteyes removes the Nickelback CD and snaps it in half. The bar erupts in cheers. Never again will Nighteyes need to buy a drink. Chill is banned from ever touching the jukebix again and an investigation is immediately launched into how a Nickelback cd made it into the juke box.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 15, 2015, 11:06:10 AM
Info: I won't be around so much in the next few days, just in the morning/evening.
Please don't read anything into it, I'm ok, it's just I've got my parents visiting and I'll be doing sightseeing with them - hopefully :-\
(nope, nope, positive thinking, Bea! Things *are* improving, albeit microscopically slow :) )
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on May 18, 2015, 06:10:29 PM
I think this is a brilliant approach to marketing. (http://27bslash6.com/chairs.html)  8)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on May 19, 2015, 02:24:44 AM
That was a great link, David Thorn is wonderful, can always brighten a bad day. I got drawn in originally by this Missing Missy e-mail sequence which is now legendary.

http://www.tickld.com/pic/t/70059
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on May 19, 2015, 03:07:55 AM
Chill grumbles as he sits on the front step. Didn't want another drink anyway. Plus, it had stopped raining; not the seven inches he had back at his ranch, but oh well. This establishment would do until the flood had drained there, if only with him sitting on the front porch, watching the travelers come through, sighing and smiling to himself. The latest customer smelled of kitty litter and hurried inside. He heard a ruckus soon after.

The Nickleback CD had been worth it.

----

I wanted to thank everyone who wished me luck on my finals. Did great on all but one (Abnormal Psychology, but hey, that's the reason I changed my minor to Sociology). And Jmack, I'm not sure where you got the idea that I'm already going to law school. No, I'm an undergrad right now, studying for a BA in Criminal Justice. Perhaps I made mention of being a Legal Assistant (my specification) but then, misunderstandings do drive the world.

Now I'm back home for the summer and have got plenty planned to do. Least of all a special something coming up in my sig, yes sir. I can't wait, and I hope you can't, too.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on May 19, 2015, 08:34:53 AM
So happy for you, Chill, to know it's over at last  enjoy the feelings of glorious relief. ;D

We need more emoticons I want to send you the joyous banana ;D ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on May 19, 2015, 12:37:36 PM
And Jmack, I'm not sure where you got the idea that I'm already going to law school. No, I'm an undergrad right now, studying for a BA in Criminal Justice. Perhaps I made mention of being a Legal Assistant (my specification) but then, misunderstandings do drive the world.
Damn. It so much more fun to tease a lawyer about lawyering. Hmmm. Will have to re-think my approach.  ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Rostum on May 21, 2015, 02:23:05 PM
Quote
I think this is a brilliant approach to marketing.  8)

Who is David Thorne. He has a new reader.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on May 21, 2015, 08:12:50 PM
Quote
I think this is a brilliant approach to marketing.  8)

Who is David Thorne. He has a new reader.
He's a legend. I think my favourites are Missing Missy, the one with the pie charts, and the one with the spider.  ;D

I always wonder whether they're true stories or not. If they're fictional then they're brilliant, but it'd be even better if they're not...
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on May 22, 2015, 12:11:03 AM
I think this is a brilliant approach to marketing. (http://27bslash6.com/chairs.html)  8)
Yes, just sampled his posts. So awesome.  8)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on May 22, 2015, 01:31:55 PM
I think this is a brilliant approach to marketing. (http://27bslash6.com/chairs.html)  8)
Yes, just sampled his posts. So awesome.  8)
I'm really, really tempted to buy his books.  :P
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 22, 2015, 01:57:55 PM
Going off to London this afternoon, for the weekend.
No, not to meet Wolfie, just my nieces (and other family) :D

Not feeling much like moving out of my chair, but I know I'll enjoy it once I'm there.
*waves*
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Arry on May 22, 2015, 08:31:08 PM
I think this is a brilliant approach to marketing. (http://27bslash6.com/chairs.html)  8)
Yes, just sampled his posts. So awesome.  8)
I'm really, really tempted to buy his books.  :P

Am I the only one that he was being a bit of a jerk, wasting people's with that? I found it more obnoxious than humorous myself and pretty much guaranteed I would not read his book. I did see one post that was kind of funny, I think for me the context of how it starts matters, and sometimes he seems to cross the line for me between being funny and being a dick.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on May 22, 2015, 09:41:17 PM
I think this is a brilliant approach to marketing. (http://27bslash6.com/chairs.html)  8)
Yes, just sampled his posts. So awesome.  8)
I'm really, really tempted to buy his books.  :P

Am I the only one that he was being a bit of a jerk, wasting people's with that? I found it more obnoxious than humorous myself and pretty much guaranteed I would not read his book. I did see one post that was kind of funny, I think for me the context of how it starts matters, and sometimes he seems to cross the line for me between being funny and being a dick.
Most of the pranks look like they'd waste very little time though to be honest - the spider one for instance is a handful of emails that would each take a couple of minutes to send at the very most, so I don't have a problem with them. If I was doing customer service and encountered something like that, I'd find it hilarious rather than an annoying waste of time.

The graphic design ones (missing missy and the pie charts) in particular strike a chord with me because people often expect to be able to use their designer/artist friends as a resource, on call whenever they're needed, without ever paying for their time. It's an insanely common occurrence, and even if he did waste someone's time there it's completely deserved imo.

Can't really remember the others, I'd have to read through them again to see if there's anything that would actually cross the line for me.  :-\
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on May 23, 2015, 01:50:17 AM
I think this is a brilliant approach to marketing. (http://27bslash6.com/chairs.html)  8)
Yes, just sampled his posts. So awesome.  8)
I'm really, really tempted to buy his books.  :P

Am I the only one that he was being a bit of a jerk, wasting people's with that? I found it more obnoxious than humorous myself and pretty much guaranteed I would not read his book. I did see one post that was kind of funny, I think for me the context of how it starts matters, and sometimes he seems to cross the line for me between being funny and being a dick.
Most of the pranks look like they'd waste very little time though to be honest - the spider one for instance is a handful of emails that would each take a couple of minutes to send at the very most, so I don't have a problem with them. If I was doing customer service and encountered something like that, I'd find it hilarious rather than an annoying waste of time.

The graphic design ones (missing missy and the pie charts) in particular strike a chord with me because people often expect to be able to use their designer/artist friends as a resource, on call whenever they're needed, without ever paying for their time. It's an insanely common occurrence, and even if he did waste someone's time there it's completely deserved imo.

Can't really remember the others, I'd have to read through them again to see if there's anything that would actually cross the line for me.  :-\

I always thought they were purely fictional satire taking a dig at the more pompous things in life or random nonsense.  I  haven't read all or any book, but your comments made me check David Thorne out more today. It seems quite a few of the emails were sent to real people and he used their real names in the blog articles and his book. That's really bad and his colleagues from the design agency in Adelaide where he started  consider him a bully.  Having learned that have to agree with the criticism here, it would be wearing to be on the receiving end.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on May 23, 2015, 09:28:21 AM
I think this is a brilliant approach to marketing. (http://27bslash6.com/chairs.html)  8)
Yes, just sampled his posts. So awesome.  8)
I'm really, really tempted to buy his books.  :P

Am I the only one that he was being a bit of a jerk, wasting people's with that? I found it more obnoxious than humorous myself and pretty much guaranteed I would not read his book. I did see one post that was kind of funny, I think for me the context of how it starts matters, and sometimes he seems to cross the line for me between being funny and being a dick.
Most of the pranks look like they'd waste very little time though to be honest - the spider one for instance is a handful of emails that would each take a couple of minutes to send at the very most, so I don't have a problem with them. If I was doing customer service and encountered something like that, I'd find it hilarious rather than an annoying waste of time.

The graphic design ones (missing missy and the pie charts) in particular strike a chord with me because people often expect to be able to use their designer/artist friends as a resource, on call whenever they're needed, without ever paying for their time. It's an insanely common occurrence, and even if he did waste someone's time there it's completely deserved imo.

Can't really remember the others, I'd have to read through them again to see if there's anything that would actually cross the line for me.  :-\

I always thought they were purely fictional satire taking a dig at the more pompous things in life or random nonsense.  I  haven't read all or any book, but your comments made me check David Thorne out more today. It seems quite a few of the emails were sent to real people and he used their real names in the blog articles and his book. That's really bad and his colleagues from the design agency in Adelaide where he started  consider him a bully.  Having learned that have to agree with the criticism here, it would be wearing to be on the receiving end.
If he's used real names then that's not cool for sure.  :-\
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nighteyes on May 23, 2015, 12:28:51 PM
Re: David Thorne. Yeah. I am not finding it funny either. Reeks of trying to hard. He is that 'hilarious' poster who comments seemingly on every single article on a website you visit regularly but have never felt the need to create a log on in order to comment on the articles. (In fact after noticing the upteenth 'hilarious' comment from him (probably under an article about a child costing his parents thousands of pounds in credit card charges from 'in app purchases' about how he played battleships as a kid for free using a pencil and paper ) you wonder if this guy has a job, a family or any form of social life. In the link posted I actually thought the woman was calm and sensible and I respected her for doing her job and not being baited by a unfunny internet troll.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Saraband on May 23, 2015, 02:59:15 PM
Seems like everything is set for marriage equality in Ireland by the end of the day.

Today is a good day  ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nora on May 23, 2015, 03:07:53 PM
Officially got my worst scare since leaving Europe as a bunch of Aussies figured assaulting me for fun was a good way of passing the evening in Coburg.
It's Saturday night here, just midnight now, I was riding my bike in residential Coburg and next thing I know a huge Toyota 4x4 is braking against me, making me crash on the curb, a man yells a big "yooohoooohoo" and hits my helmet with god knows what before driving off.
I was riding home from a 10h shift, spent greeting and sitting hundreds of people with a smile, and I think that makes it sort of worse. We also had a colleague leaving, and our manager put a superb song as he came down and the entire staff stopped working to clap, hug him, launch into group hugs and sing along. Everyone was at the border of tears (he's leaving for the states so it was goodbye..) but it was a great moment. Return to planet earth, note to self, just because you hang out with nice people doesn't make dickheads disappear.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Eclipse on May 23, 2015, 03:28:10 PM
Officially got my worst scare since leaving Europe as a bunch of Aussies figured assaulting me for fun was a good way of passing the evening in Coburg.
It's Saturday night here, just midnight now, I was riding my bike in residential Coburg and next thing I know a huge Toyota 4x4 is braking against me, making me crash on the curb, a man yells a big "yooohoooohoo" and hits my helmet with god knows what before driving off.
I was riding home from a 10h shift, spent greeting and sitting hundreds of people with a smile, and I think that makes it sort of worse. We also had a colleague leaving, and our manager put a superb song as he came down and the entire staff stopped working to clap, hug him, launch into group hugs and sing along. Everyone was at the border of tears (he's leaving for the states so it was goodbye..) but it was a great moment. Return to planet earth, note to self, just because you hang out with nice people doesn't make dickheads disappear.

That's terrible Nora,hope you okay now hugs x those scum have small dicks.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on May 23, 2015, 04:17:55 PM
Officially got my worst scare since leaving Europe as a bunch of Aussies figured assaulting me for fun was a good way of passing the evening in Coburg.
It's Saturday night here, just midnight now, I was riding my bike in residential Coburg and next thing I know a huge Toyota 4x4 is braking against me, making me crash on the curb, a man yells a big "yooohoooohoo" and hits my helmet with god knows what before driving off.
I was riding home from a 10h shift, spent greeting and sitting hundreds of people with a smile, and I think that makes it sort of worse. We also had a colleague leaving, and our manager put a superb song as he came down and the entire staff stopped working to clap, hug him, launch into group hugs and sing along. Everyone was at the border of tears (he's leaving for the states so it was goodbye..) but it was a great moment. Return to planet earth, note to self, just because you hang out with nice people doesn't make dickheads disappear.
I'm glad you got off with only a scare (you weren't hurt, were you?).

It really makes my blood boil when people do something stupid like that. I mean, what kind of an idiot one has to be to think that attacking and scaring someone is fun? Aargh!  >:(

Really hope you're all right.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Rostum on May 23, 2015, 06:19:28 PM
Sorry to hear it and glad you are ok.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on May 23, 2015, 06:42:48 PM
What goes around comes around, and they will get theirs at some point. But doesn't it make you want portable bazookas as bicycle equipment?
Seriously, glad you're okay.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Rostum on May 23, 2015, 07:53:19 PM
Hey there is a new Mad Max Film out. Road craft and Curtesy are sure to improve...
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on May 23, 2015, 08:55:10 PM
Seems like everything is set for marriage equality in Ireland by the end of the day.

Today is a good day  ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/ZwPoPpM.jpg)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 23, 2015, 09:32:12 PM
Yay for Ireland :D

And gosh Nora!! I'm glad you're ok! I hate these stupid people >:(
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on May 23, 2015, 11:02:00 PM
If we're on the subject of social progress, Texas might pass a bill that fully decriminalizes and legalizes marijuana. Already has a bill that passed the House chamber a week ago legalizing medical marijuana. Not a user, but excited. We might actually win a battle on the War on Drugs over here, finally. Ironic win, but whatever. :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on May 24, 2015, 12:50:28 AM
@Nora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40237), that is horrible, stupid drunk idiots but typical of weekend nights.  Sorry it happened but also sorry you have to go home so late on your own, although understand why. Hope you are not too sore today and don't have to work tonight.

Well done Ireland, that is wonderful, they can't help but make it law after that. I am ashamed of Australia, so many support it but the govt daren't ánd won't take it on.

@Doctor Chill, umm you've reverted and gone formal ?  Is this the result of not being a student anymore? Good for Texas making marijuana legal for medical purposes, we're just getting closer but still not yet. I'm not user but believe it should be legal and a close friend had to find and  smuggle in some badly needed to another friend in hospice. The hospice probably knew but turned blind eyes, would have been so much happier if it was just supplied and acknowledged.








Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on May 24, 2015, 12:55:47 AM
@Lady Ty: Had to. But funny thing is, the only piece of higher education I wouldn't ever consider getting is my PhD. Got a good friend who's dad is a professor. Heard horror stories of trying to get his Doctorate. Enough to scare me away.

But Texas hasn't passed it yet, and even then it's gotta go through popular vote. Perhaps we'll see the progress Ireland made and go like that. ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nora on May 24, 2015, 01:34:33 AM
@Eclipse (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=9661) : your dick size recrimination made me laugh a good while...

Don't worry y'all, I'm fine, more shaken than anything last night, I had a nasty scare that worse was coming my way, because a colleague of mine witnessed a car driving on the curb to hit a group of 5 people, and they actually drove over two of them. Of course I'm in Coburg and he's in Footscray, which is more dangerous suburb!

Lady Ty, I'm working tonight and biking home, like every other day of the week. My place never gives me any day shift, go guess why. I never had any problem before tonight upon biking home, and hope it'll get back to normal.

@xiagan (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1148) : congrats!! I'm glad you guys did, though somewhat surprised, considering how strong the church still is in the country.
I'm sure France would have voted a big yes if only the laws they offered us weren't changing the rights of heterosexual parents. It was a lot what fuelled our protests, that and the fact that, indeed, there was no vote.
But Ireland shows a great example!  ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on May 24, 2015, 01:40:20 AM
@Eclipse (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=9661) : your dick size recrimination made me laugh a good while...

Don't worry y'all, I'm fine, more shaken than anything last night, I had a nasty scare that worse was coming my way, because a colleague of mine witnessed a car driving on the curb to hit a group of 5 people, and they actually drove over two of them. Of course I'm in Coburg and he's in Footscray, which is more dangerous suburb!

Lady Ty, I'm working tonight and biking home, like every other day of the week. My place never gives me any day shift, go guess why. I never had any problem before tonight upon biking home, and hope it'll get back to normal.

@xiagan (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1148) : congrats!! I'm glad you guys did, though somewhat surprised, considering how strong the church still is in the country.
I'm sure France would have voted a big yes if only the laws they offered us weren't changing the rights of heterosexual parents. It was a lot what fuelled our protests, that and the fact that, indeed, there was no vote.
But Ireland shows a great example!  ;D
@Nora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40237) sorry you had to encounter a bunch of bogans. I wouldn't say Footscray is that much more dangerous than Coburg. Coburg has a reputation, there was a reason they put Pentridge (the old prison) out that way. Of course I remember the old VFA when Coburg were the biggest team of thugs in the association. Melbourne has changed a lot over the years. My Dad grew up in Newport, which was one of the roughest toughest suburbs that there was. Now it's one of the more expensive ones. I can remember him looking at the real estate section, seeing a house he knew go for a lot of money, he'd shake his head and point at it 'Look at this! I knew this place. It's a dump. I wouldn't pay anything like that for it then or now!'
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nora on May 24, 2015, 01:44:56 AM
Haha! that's funny! And I can see that too, I met a few people who "bought a house in the hills" in Adelaide for axample, back when that wasn't really a thing, and got the price of their property multiple with the years.
I wouldn't have tagged Coburg as dangerous.. If only because it's a proper bit of suburbia? At least where I'm at!

You live in Melbourne right? You should come and have a meal at my work some time! I work at the Vegir Bar in Fitzroy! (which explains the long rides home  :() it's all vegetarian/vegan/raw but their juices and smoothies are great and the staff is the best in town!  :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on May 24, 2015, 12:28:52 PM
@xiagan (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1148) : congrats!! I'm glad you guys did, though somewhat surprised, considering how strong the church still is in the country.
I'm sure France would have voted a big yes if only the laws they offered us weren't changing the rights of heterosexual parents. It was a lot what fuelled our protests, that and the fact that, indeed, there was no vote.
But Ireland shows a great example!  ;D
Oh, I'm not Irish, I was just rooting for them. :)

And glad you're okay. I agree with @Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094), what goes around, comes around...
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on May 25, 2015, 10:21:07 PM
(http://www.smiley-faces.org/smiley-faces/smiley-face-whistle-2.gif)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 26, 2015, 09:03:22 PM
*wonders what Raptori means*

In the meantime, here's a funny: I was watching a bit of a TV contest when I got home (Pointless, for those from here), and they had to identify famous politicians who had been killed.
The clue was "Assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas" - her answer? J.R. ;D ;D

The presenter laughed so much!! And told her she had the wrong Dallas ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on May 26, 2015, 09:24:31 PM
Nothing really, was just announcing my presence in case anyone else was around. (http://www.smiley-faces.org/smiley-faces/smiley-face-angel-006.gif)

I have no idea what that clue means, what J.R. means, or even why it's funny... (http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/unsure.gif)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 26, 2015, 09:27:34 PM
Sometimes I feel so old :'(
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on May 26, 2015, 09:29:30 PM
Nothing really, was just announcing my presence in case anyone else was around. (http://www.smiley-faces.org/smiley-faces/smiley-face-angel-006.gif)

I have no idea what that clue means, what J.R. means, or even why it's funny... (http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/unsure.gif)
JR was a lovable villain on a primetime soap opera called "Dallas" in the 1980's. At the end of one season, he was infamously shot as a cliffhanger, and the reveal of who dunnit didn;t come out til the next season. This spawned unending "Who killed JR?" discussions.

Meanwhile, President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas in 1963.

Kennedy was the correct answer, not JR. So that's funny.
Dallas is the right city in both cases. So that's even funnier given the teacher's response.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on May 26, 2015, 09:54:18 PM
Sometimes I feel so old :'(
I think it's more that I don't watch TV, at all. If you had made a reference to a popular TV show around today, I'd have been equally nonplussed.  :)


Nothing really, was just announcing my presence in case anyone else was around. (http://www.smiley-faces.org/smiley-faces/smiley-face-angel-006.gif)

I have no idea what that clue means, what J.R. means, or even why it's funny... (http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/unsure.gif)
JR was a lovable villain on a primetime soap opera called "Dallas" in the 1980's. At the end of one season, he was infamously shot as a cliffhanger, and the reveal of who dunnit didn;t come out til the next season. This spawned unending "Who killed JR?" discussions.

Meanwhile, President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas in 1963.

Kennedy was the correct answer, not JR. So that's funny.
Dallas is the right city in both cases. So that's even funnier given the teacher's response.
Thanks!  ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on May 27, 2015, 12:39:04 AM
I followed Dallas faithfully and remember that cliff hanger when J R got shot, it seemed that the whole world was watching. Here's what it was all about, it's a bit of a legend still

http://www.ultimatedallas.com/episodeguide/shot.htm

But read right to the end, @Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840)  ;) ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on May 27, 2015, 01:25:32 AM
Sometimes I feel so old :'(
You're a mere whippersnapper compared to some of us, Bea. For a long time I thought I was one of the oldest here.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nora on May 28, 2015, 11:56:52 AM
Yay, got attacked while biking for the second time tonight, at 6pm, from behind, heard the car speed up in the tiny street and got paranoid so stuck close to the curb and then boom!!
They hit me full on the back with a full coca cola can that exploded there. I've got a nice bruise comming up now... Lovely lady who was studying in her front yard just where it happened to care of me, and even dropped me and my bike to the police station.

I can officially say aussie cops either don't care much about victims of random assaults that have little chance of being resolved, or are fairly unprofessional. They had me strip my top in the lobby to take the bruise in picture, and invited to go do my own investigation as whether any neighbours of the ares I got attacked might have video surveillance or a testimony to drop. Like, seriously, I gave them hours and street numbers, isn't that their job?  >:(

Long story short, I'm looking at getting a new flat, hopefully will find something nice in Northcote.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on May 28, 2015, 12:19:29 PM
Gosh, Nora, you have such luck :-\
Morons all, morons >:( >:(

And agree with you: that *is* the police's job - or should be!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Rostum on May 28, 2015, 12:34:28 PM
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I can officially say aussie cops either don't care much about victims of random assaults that have little chance of being resolved, or are fairly unprofessional. They had me strip my top in the lobby to take the bruise in picture, and invited to go do my own investigation as whether any neighbours of the ares I got attacked might have video surveillance or a testimony to drop. Like, seriously, I gave them hours and street numbers, isn't that their job?  >:(

I would say that at this point you need to contact your local MP and ask them to assist in making a formal complaint. Unless there is a radical difference in procedures between the UK and Australia They have fallen below professional standards in asking you to disrobe in a public space which will be covered by CCTV if nothing else.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on May 28, 2015, 12:34:52 PM
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I would say that at this point you need to contact your local MP and ask them to assist in making a formal complaint. Unless there is a radical difference in procedures between the UK and Australia They have fallen below professional standards in asking you to disrobe in a public space which will be covered by CCTV if nothing else.

Just read Rostum's comment after I posted. Yes, maybe go to local MP"s office and discuss, but be very wary about making formal complaint. Reputation of those city police is not 'whitest of white' and I would be careful of drawing unwanted attention to yourself. Especially if you are here on a visa.


Nora, that stinks, I'm sorry and furious. Yes, the police should do more and at least should have seen you safely home.  Yes, those sort of enquiries are their job, but I suspect there just aren't enough of them. Afraid Oz police are in general very bad, and no small incidents get any attention but with all the publicity about violence on the streets they should be doing far more. Can you get any friends or company to come home with you especially in the dark? Can you  plan a different routes with more main streets? Truly sorry.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Saraband on May 28, 2015, 01:16:48 PM
Hope you're feeling better by now Nora  :-\ Once is scary, twice in such a short amount of time is horrible.

Hopefully the police are not as incompetent as they sound, but yeah, try not to bring too much attention to yourself. Unfortunately, these things can follow very unpleasant courses.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Arry on May 28, 2015, 01:20:01 PM
That's horrible  :'( Glad you are OK, and really hope you figure out something, and yeah, it's a shame they are asking you to do their job, especially after a repeat incident . Be safe.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on May 28, 2015, 01:28:15 PM
Not much I can add, N., except will be thinking about you and hoping all is OK going forward.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on May 28, 2015, 01:37:29 PM
That is ridiculous, why are people such idiots?  :-\
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on May 28, 2015, 01:38:26 PM
That's just awful Nora.

A soda can thrown from a moving car could do some serious damage hitting the spine or the head. I would say you were lucky, but that's not really true considering you have been attacked twice in five days. So sorry for you.  :(

I hope you find a better place to live and fast.

Morons, both the assailants and the cops.  >:(
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on May 28, 2015, 03:22:55 PM
This sucks. :( I guess you didn't get their number plate? I so hope that this isn't going to happen again, but if it is, maybe you could try to see their plate...
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nora on May 28, 2015, 03:44:30 PM
Waaah?? How would it be drawing attention to me to complain as a victim of assault? I'm not talking to any MP or anything.
1- this isn't my country.
2- that is what would draw attention I'm sure.

But I only deposited a casual complaint with details in order to feed a folder of evidence is someone gets badly hurt and they get caught, that a judge will have proof that attacks have been going on in the area for a long time, and that the dudes might be the ones.

On a plus side, I've got an appointment tomorrow in North Fitzroy for a pretty cheap room that sounds good, with a couple in a hurry to leave the country and find a replacement. So I could move house next week if it worked out well!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on May 28, 2015, 04:35:05 PM
You did absolutely right to report assault to police, only meant not to make formal complaint against police. MP's or community services may be aware of similar assaults. Hope you get good room and it is more convenient for work.  Good luck tomorrow.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on May 29, 2015, 12:56:57 AM
Nora, that's really awful and I am very sorry that there are oxygen thieves like this on our streets. Shame no one got the licence plate number, that would have given the police a lead that they can definitely chase down and press charges of assault against them. While you don't want to contact your local MP, and I honestly don't think they'd be of much use in a case like this, you may consider reporting it to one of the radio stations (someone like Neil Mitchell at 3AW would be all over this) or possibly one of the TV networks. 9 often run bits like this on their news, and ACA would love it. The Project on Channel 10 may also be interested.
Moving to Northcote or nearby is a good move, closer to work and much nicer area.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on May 29, 2015, 06:19:58 AM
I learned today that Texas is one of three states that prohibits serving roadkill as food. Did not expect them to be leading the charge on this one.

That and there is no law against cannibalism in the United States. Desecration of corpses perhaps, but nothing specific about cannibalism.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on May 29, 2015, 10:20:38 AM
I learned today that Texas is one of three states that prohibits serving roadkill as food. Did not expect them to be leading the charge on this one.

That and there is no law against cannibalism in the United States. Desecration of corpses perhaps, but nothing specific about cannibalism.
Cannibalism probably falls under the USDA and requires meat inspectors?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nora on May 29, 2015, 10:34:27 AM
Nora, that's really awful and I am very sorry that there are oxygen thieves like this on our streets. Shame no one got the licence plate number, that would have given the police a lead that they can definitely chase down and press charges of assault against them. While you don't want to contact your local MP, and I honestly don't think they'd be of much use in a case like this, you may consider reporting it to one of the radio stations (someone like Neil Mitchell at 3AW would be all over this) or possibly one of the TV networks. 9 often run bits like this on their news, and ACA would love it. The Project on Channel 10 may also be interested.
Moving to Northcote or nearby is a good move, closer to work and much nicer area.

That's a good idea, I'll drop them a line!

On the other hand, I've made an ad for my room, and visited a new house today. It's too shit, so I'm visiting some more. A very nice place tomorrow I'm really hoping to get, in Carlton area. I've spent my day texting and sending mails. I'm tired now! Time to stir shit up in the RPG.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Rostum on May 29, 2015, 12:37:26 PM
For clarification The reason I suggest asking the local MP for help in making a formal complaint regarding is nobody should have injuries received examined in a public space as part of an investigation. In the UK and I suspect most commonwealth countries the people who investigate the police are the police. Involving an interested formal 3rd party ensures they do so in a timely fashion. MP's tend to like to be seen to be big on the whole law and order thing and are likely to take a wider interest in the whole situation. In particular if the police do not appear to be very interested. The reality is they are unlikely to prosecute even if they identify the perpetrator.
From the comments here it sounds like you have more to fear from the police than from the yobs who have assaulted you?
A few dollars on a helmet cam may be a wise investment at least if you can get the number plate of the next one in shot.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nora on May 29, 2015, 12:57:44 PM
Oh mate, of course I already have a helmet... The first time that's where I got hit. The second time they hit my back, in the ribs under my bra. No helmet can hide that. I had a thick jumper and I still bruised from the hit.
I'm not especially interested in getting the cops in trouble. They might be inefficient and exasperating, but they don't go around hitting strangers and putting them in danger.

Because of the way things escalated in between, it feels like some kind of escalating personal vendetta, and my paranoiac mind believes that maybe next time they bump me hard.
I was already bumped into by a lady who didn't stop as she entered a street while she had to leave us priority, I was the second cyclist to pass straight in front of her and yet she never slowed. I'm getting really anxious around australian drivers. Many of them will never slow down to let me take a turn, even as I indicate for ages, they'll force me to a strand still in the middle of the road. Another nearly drove me over, refusing to accept my long displayed signals that I was following the bike path in the middle of the road. He never slowed... It's freaking scary.
I'm also sorry to say, but as a french I believe myself qualify to confirm it : most aussies have no clue how to rightfully and safely take a roundabout. Now they terrify me!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on May 29, 2015, 01:01:11 PM
Oh mate, of course I already have a helmet...
He said "helmet cam" not just helmet, which I missed the first time reading it too! Definitely a good idea imo, especially if they're relatively cheap these days.  :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nora on May 29, 2015, 01:27:44 PM
Ah thanks, sorry, missed that too.

Well... At this stage I'm wondering about buying some pepper spray. At least I can have it in my back pocket all the time, just like back home, where I'd never go out without it if I could help it.
Buying a helmet cam would feel like such a give up on civility (in others)... I wonder if it'd make me more or less of a target?
But I also wonder how good they'd do in the dark. I was attacked both times in the night time.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on May 29, 2015, 02:12:28 PM
To be honest, they've already proven their lack of civility, so it's perfectly reasonable to get one. I guess it depends on how much you can pay for one, but I don't think night vision cameras are particularly expensive these days. If you're worried about people noticing it and reacting, maybe you could attach one to your bike frame? It'd be less conspicuous there, and you could probably control it well enough to capture a shot of their license plate as they drive past.

Pepper spray sounds like a good idea too, won't help much with the idiots throwing stuff while driving past, but at least you'll have some extra security.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Hedin on May 29, 2015, 07:25:51 PM
I'm also sorry to say, but as a french I believe myself qualify to confirm it : most aussies have no clue how to rightfully and safely take a roundabout. Now they terrify me!

They probably still use them better than most us Americans do. 
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on May 30, 2015, 01:00:48 AM
I believe it's a legal requirement in Australia that if you're riding a bike, you must also wear a helmet. I remember going around Arc De Triomphe in a  bus last year and seeing cyclists also riding around it and being very fearful for them. That's one hairy ride!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nora on May 30, 2015, 02:50:49 AM
I believe it's a legal requirement in Australia that if you're riding a bike, you must also wear a helmet. I remember going around Arc De Triomphe in a  bus last year and seeing cyclists also riding around it and being very fearful for them. That's one hairy ride!

The arc de triomphe is an exception. We're pretty used to round-abouts. We're the country with the most roundabouts in the world! They're everywhere. It's pretty safe to go around a 1 lane one if you know how to use it (priority, god damned turn signals, never stopping, only slowing, ect) but the Arc is multi lane, in a furious mess, and as a matter of fact there is a fire truck and a rescue crew based permanently on the side, because there are accidents every single day!  8)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on May 30, 2015, 02:53:50 AM
I believe it's a legal requirement in Australia that if you're riding a bike, you must also wear a helmet. I remember going around Arc De Triomphe in a  bus last year and seeing cyclists also riding around it and being very fearful for them. That's one hairy ride!

The arc de triomphe is an exception. We're pretty used to round-abouts. We're the country with the most roundabouts in the world! They're everywhere. It's pretty safe to go around a 1 lane one if you know how to use it (priority, god damned turn signals, never stopping, only slowing, ect) but the Arc is multi lane, in a furious mess, and as a matter of fact there is a fire truck and a rescue crew based permanently on the side, because there are accidents every single day!  8)
Having been on it a couple of times I can well understand that, Nora.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nora on June 01, 2015, 03:30:37 PM
Random pic... That's how I use my old art school paper clips! Different realm of creativity...

(http://i.imgur.com/UjG0lCA.jpg)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on June 01, 2015, 03:42:26 PM
I like that - although for me it wouldn't work, I keep things I need to copy at the desk and use the entire screen for typing, the font is small enough as it is, hehe

Do you believe that when I saw that you had posted on this thread, my first thought was "oh no, I hope she hasn't been attacked again!!!"?
Am I bad? :-[
Any news on new place?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on June 01, 2015, 03:53:27 PM
Random pic... That's how I use my old art school paper clips! Different realm of creativity...

(http://i.imgur.com/UjG0lCA.jpg)
Is that screen half broken?  :o

I'm having serious problems reading at the moment. Whenever anything doesn't fit the rhythm that we've been using for our short story, it jars for me. So, pretty much every sentence just feels wrong. I've even caught myself shaping my sentences so that they use the same meter. (http://asoiaf.westeros.org/public/style_emoticons/default/dry.png)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nora on June 01, 2015, 03:57:39 PM
Thanks Bea, kind of you to worry - and fair enough. But no I had no other problem than a bloke insulting me from his car as I walked my bike across a pedestrian crossing  :o
Called me a motherfucker, so I guess there was a gender misunderstanding.
I've said yes to a new place today, a stone throw away from my work, in Collingwood. It's pretty expensive still for my income, so I'm gonna crash some more visits these next two days to see if I can find something good for a lot less.

Raptori : even more reason to hate poems and rhymes! Urk! I couldn't make one to save my life too!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on June 01, 2015, 04:00:02 PM
If problems you are having with your reading,
and lack of meter sets your ears to bleeding,
then verse cold turkey is the only answer.
Go read a computer manual or something - sir.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on June 01, 2015, 04:03:13 PM
Thanks Bea, kind of you to worry - and fair enough. But no I had no other problem than a bloke insulting me from his car as I walked my bike across a pedestrian crossing  :o
Called me a motherfucker, so I guess there was a gender misunderstanding.
I've said yes to a new place today, a stone throw away from my work, in Collingwood. It's pretty expensive still for my income, so I'm gonna crash some more visits these next two days to see if I can find something good for a lot less.

Raptori : even more reason to hate poems and rhymes! Urk! I couldn't make one to save my life too!
Yup! I think we did okay in the end, but no chance we'll ever do that again!


If problems you are having with your reading,
and lack of meter sets your ears to bleeding,
then verse cold turkey is the only answer.
Go read a computer manual or something - sir.
Stop it, you!!! That just makes it worse!  (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-fc/furious.gif)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on June 01, 2015, 09:24:05 PM
The weather is so awful tonight :'(
The wind (wind? GALES!) is blowing so strongly that I can hear it very loudly even through my very good double-glazing. And I'm in the corner top floor, so I get cross-winds and all.
I don't really like the sound :-\
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on June 02, 2015, 12:23:54 AM
The weather is so awful tonight :'(
The wind (wind? GALES!) is blowing so strongly that I can hear it very loudly even through my very good double-glazing. And I'm in the corner top floor, so I get cross-winds and all.
I don't really like the sound :-\
Set aside concerns and fears tonight:
The weather's roar,  the cold wind's bite.
Pull out a book and lose yourself betimes
In heroes' tales and singing rhymes.

Back atchya @Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840)  ;D 8)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on June 02, 2015, 04:06:04 AM
 ;D
(but oh those rogue apostrophes!!)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on June 02, 2015, 07:09:00 AM
@Nora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40237), coming in late on your lousy adventures, can only say truly sorry about the lousy people you encounter and hope you find good affordable place to live soon. :)

Set aside concerns and fears tonight:
The weather's roar,  the cold wind's bite.
Pull out a book and lose yourself betimes
In heroes' tales and singing rhymes.

  ;D

Admiringly appreciating all apposite apostrophes, but poem incomplete. @Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094) you omitted your best verses.
Where are the" hey nonny liddle diddle nonny nonnny nose and the  fa la la la folderols?"
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on June 02, 2015, 11:02:51 AM
The weather is so awful tonight :'(
The wind (wind? GALES!) is blowing so strongly that I can hear it very loudly even through my very good double-glazing. And I'm in the corner top floor, so I get cross-winds and all.
I don't really like the sound :-\
Set aside concerns and fears tonight:
The weather's roar,  the cold wind's bite.
Pull out a book and lose yourself betimes
In heroes' tales and singing rhymes.

Back atchya @Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840)  ;D 8)
You're such a bully.  :P
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on June 02, 2015, 11:50:06 AM
The weather is so awful tonight :'(
The wind (wind? GALES!) is blowing so strongly that I can hear it very loudly even through my very good double-glazing. And I'm in the corner top floor, so I get cross-winds and all.
I don't really like the sound :-\
Set aside concerns and fears tonight:
The weather's roar,  the cold wind's bite.
Pull out a book and lose yourself betimes
In heroes' tales and singing rhymes.

Back atchya @Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840)  ;D 8)
You're such a bully.  :P

(http://www.smiley-faces.org/smiley-faces/smiley-face-whistle-2.gif)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on June 02, 2015, 12:07:41 PM
The weather is so awful tonight :'(
The wind (wind? GALES!) is blowing so strongly that I can hear it very loudly even through my very good double-glazing. And I'm in the corner top floor, so I get cross-winds and all.
I don't really like the sound :-\
Set aside concerns and fears tonight:
The weather's roar,  the cold wind's bite.
Pull out a book and lose yourself betimes
In heroes' tales and singing rhymes.

Back atchya @Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840)  ;D 8)
You're such a bully.  :P

(http://www.smiley-faces.org/smiley-faces/smiley-face-whistle-2.gif)
Yaaaay you worked it out!  ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on June 02, 2015, 12:15:06 PM
The weather is so awful tonight :'(
The wind (wind? GALES!) is blowing so strongly that I can hear it very loudly even through my very good double-glazing. And I'm in the corner top floor, so I get cross-winds and all.
I don't really like the sound :-\
Set aside concerns and fears tonight:
The weather's roar,  the cold wind's bite.
Pull out a book and lose yourself betimes
In heroes' tales and singing rhymes.

Back atchya @Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840)  ;D 8)
You're such a bully.  :P

(http://www.smiley-faces.org/smiley-faces/smiley-face-whistle-2.gif)
Yaaaay you worked it out!  ;D
That reminds me, I need that emoticon on another thread...
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on June 02, 2015, 12:19:37 PM
That reminds me, I need that emoticon on another thread...

I hope it's not the RPG - we're already having many asides and comments, which is getting in the way of my attempt of selling the film rights.  8)
You can't put smileys on film, you know ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on June 02, 2015, 12:26:58 PM
You can't put smileys on film, you know ;D
Oh can't I... (link) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2025667/) ;)

Edit: WARNING, scary pictures from the horror movie Smiley on the page to which the link refers to, sorry.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on June 02, 2015, 01:03:59 PM
You can't put smileys on film, you know ;D
Oh can't I... (link) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2025667/) ;)

Wish I hadn't clicked that link at bedtime  :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on June 02, 2015, 01:10:45 PM
You can't put smileys on film, you know ;D
Oh can't I... (link) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2025667/) ;)

Wish I hadn't clicked that link at bedtime  :o :o :o :o :o
I closed it immediately but it's nice and bright here (despite windy)
*gives LadyTy choccie biccies for calm* :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on June 02, 2015, 01:21:18 PM
I say this way too often nowadays... but I'm sorry.  :-[

There should be "A bad person" in my custom title, but I doubt it will fit there with the raccoon testie thingy and the writing contest regular title.

Edit: Added warning to my earlier post.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on June 02, 2015, 01:50:36 PM
Double posting here, because...

Of the last fifteen of my posts here five have included "Sorry".  :o Seriously! I really should think before I post.

Should have gone with this one for my smiley joke:
(http://www.emofaces.com/png/200/emoticons/film-marker.png)


Well, too late I guess. :-\

Hope you have sweet dreams, m'Lady.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on June 02, 2015, 05:58:05 PM
You're deffo not bad - now, if you had posted a spider picture, or another bug, I would be *very* mad >:(

The things you value can so change depending on circumstances, hehe:
today I'm feeling quite accomplished because I managed a full day at work! And hopefully tomorrow too :D
(i.e. in the office. I have been working. Yes. Just eating a lot more biscuits because at home they're just *there* :-[)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on June 02, 2015, 06:05:25 PM
If you had posted a spider picture, or another bug, I would be *very* mad >:(

(http://i.imgur.com/FSeWR0v.png)

am i in trouble now?
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on June 02, 2015, 06:18:22 PM
 :P
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on June 02, 2015, 06:19:33 PM
That's one of the most silly super heroine costume I've ever seen.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on June 03, 2015, 01:13:10 AM
You can't put smileys on film, you know ;D
Oh can't I... (link) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2025667/) ;)

Wish I hadn't clicked that link at bedtime  :o :o :o :o :o
I closed it immediately but it's nice and bright here (despite windy)
*gives LadyTy choccie biccies for calm* :D
Were the biccies Tim Tams? She's an Aussie, remember.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on June 03, 2015, 02:58:22 AM
You can't put smileys on film, you know ;D
Oh can't I... (link) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2025667/) ;)

Wish I hadn't clicked that link at bedtime  :o :o :o :o :o
I closed it immediately but it's nice and bright here (despite windy)
*gives LadyTy choccie biccies for calm* :D
Were the biccies Tim Tams? She's an Aussie, remember.

Good thought Elfy,and they are certainly an addiction,  but I do have English origins so McVities Dark Chocolate Digestive arrived by owl post and they were wonderful. Thank you so much @ScarletBea (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32020), now please eat a Yorkie for me - I still miss them. ;, )
@ArcaneArtsVelho (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40090), thank you, sir, I slept soundly after all :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on June 03, 2015, 03:05:53 AM
Were the biccies Tim Tams? She's an Aussie, remember.
Good thought Elfy,and they are certainly an addiction,  but I do have English origins so McVities Dark Chocolate Digestive arrived by owl post and they were wonderful. Thank you so much ScarletBea, now please eat a Yorkie for me - I still miss them.

Gosh, I'm eating McVities Dark Chocolate Digestives now! Well, not *right now* but they're the ones I have in my biscuit box :D

Then I had to google Tim Tams and Yorkies hehe (I'm more a chocolate bar kind of girl)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on June 03, 2015, 04:20:09 AM
Were the biccies Tim Tams? She's an Aussie, remember.
Good thought Elfy,and they are certainly an addiction,  but I do have English origins so McVities Dark Chocolate Digestive arrived by owl post and they were wonderful. Thank you so much ScarletBea, now please eat a Yorkie for me - I still miss them.

Gosh, I'm eating McVities Dark Chocolate Digestives now! Well, not *right now* but they're the ones I have in my biscuit box :D

Then I had to google Tim Tams and Yorkies hehe (I'm more a chocolate bar kind of girl)
Tim Tams are THE Aussie biscuit. There's a particular art to eating them with coffee. You bite a small piece of each diagonal end, dip one in the coffee and suck it through the biscuit.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on June 03, 2015, 06:11:07 AM
Could  Atku have rival in this handsome fella, name of Casanova?

(http://i2.wp.com/www.tor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/CasanovaGoat.jpg?fit=600%2C%209999&crop=0%2C0%2C100%2C467px)


http://www.tor.com/2015/02/11/game-of-thrones-fans-help-save-icelandic-goat/
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Hedin on June 03, 2015, 01:18:30 PM
Big day in the Hedin household yesterday as we accepted an offer on our house after it had only been on the market for 6 days (its only been a week but I am very much looking forward to not needing the house to be show ready 24/7).  The downside is that we still have not found a place we like to move to and so we know have roughly two weeks to find somewhere to be able to sync up the closings, otherwise it'll be me, the wife, and an almost 2 year old living at my in-laws in their 2 bedroom condo.  I may require a lot of alcohol if that comes to pass.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on June 03, 2015, 01:20:24 PM
Big day in the Hedin household yesterday as we accepted an offer on our house after it had only been on the market for 6 days (its only been a week but I am very much looking forward to not needing the house to be show ready 24/7).  The downside is that we still have not found a place we like to move to and so we know have roughly two weeks to find somewhere to be able to sync up the closings, otherwise it'll be me, the wife, and an almost 2 year old living at my in-laws in their 2 bedroom condo.  I may require a lot of alcohol if that comes to pass.
Yes, feeding the tyke some schnapps should definitely keep the little darling quiet in limited living space.  ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on June 03, 2015, 02:20:08 PM
Big day in the Hedin household yesterday as we accepted an offer on our house after it had only been on the market for 6 days (its only been a week but I am very much looking forward to not needing the house to be show ready 24/7).  The downside is that we still have not found a place we like to move to and so we know have roughly two weeks to find somewhere to be able to sync up the closings, otherwise it'll be me, the wife, and an almost 2 year old living at my in-laws in their 2 bedroom condo.  I may require a lot of alcohol if that comes to pass.
Yes, feeding the tyke some schnapps should definitely keep the little darling quiet in limited living space.  ;D

*shakes head* ;D

Congrats Hedin, that sounds great!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nora on June 03, 2015, 02:38:16 PM
Funny Hedin, I just found the perfect new house just after finding the perfect new flatmate to replace me! Good luck, it's a pain to visit stuff, I feel you, but you better tunnel through a ton of visits now than live at your in-laws. That sounds like a roman noir beginning!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Hedin on June 03, 2015, 03:27:06 PM
I actually like to visit places and try to imagine how everything could be laid out.  It used to drive me nuts when I was single and looking at apartments for myself, I would see all of these little architectural items in the rooms that made no sense to my wannabe-architect self but haven't noticed that feeling as much with houses.

We did find one house earlier that we liked but it had multiple offers and ended up going way out of our price range (final sell price was over $15,000 more than the initial list price).
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Nora on June 03, 2015, 03:35:18 PM
Yeah well, buying and flatting are also very different, and the former is probably more stressful!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on June 03, 2015, 06:09:37 PM
With my prior post earlier today, I am a Gentleman Bastard once again! 1,500 posts. Ye gods, no one ever tell my wife.  :o

In keeping with prior posts along these lines, here are some observations:

@Nighteyes (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=272) is psychotic. But in a good way.  :D
@xiagan (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1148) really needs to ditch the white socks. Just sandals, please.
@Elfy (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1153) should probably read more books.
@ArcaneArtsVelho (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40090) doesn't live in Croatia. Contrary to popular belief.
@Arry (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=8809) remains the model of reasonableness, helpfulness, and something like honor. Which means she dies in GRRM's next book.
@Doctor Chill will have a very interesting birthday if I have anything to write about it.
@Saraband (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32607) is also too nice to survive GRRM's next book, nay, his next chapter.
@wakarimasen (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40242) is wacko, I mean, Waka.
@Rukaio Alter is the Writing Contest Emperor! (your 15 minutes, baby)
@Lady Ty needs to write combination cook books, travel guides to Oz, and children's literature that adults read because there's something slightly... wrong inside those tales.
@Nora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40237) was definitely dropped in from another planet. And needs to replenish her ray gun to blast violent motorists from the streets of Australia.
@D_Bates (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40257) is truly the critiquaire extraordinaire. No debate. Though Wakarimasen, Rukaio and Norma certainly do their part as well.
@Eclipse (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=9661) is up for anything. Really. His phone number is...
@Henry (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=8080) Dale should now be satisfied with his carillon story... But, then again, maybe not.
@ultamentkiller (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40103) is the ultimate. You know he has to listen to all this clap-trap, right?
@Yora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=35236) remains an enigma shrouded in mystery folded into intelligent space.
@Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840) is good on his own. But with @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290), brilliant!
@Overlord (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1) is like the cosmic Watchmaker. Wind it up, watch it whirl.

And

@ScarletBea (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32020) is still the forum's favorite lady in orange. And completely in charge of cake (with help from others, of course.)

So I've left out lots of people, and I'm sorry. My lunch hour is getting out of hand. But I do want to mention at least one or two new members, since we love them too! @J9AC9K (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40376), @ClintACK (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40381) are already making themselves known.

Since I started, I've written 11 stories (including 3 from the Birthday Cycle) and made so many friends.

Thank you, all.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Eclipse on June 03, 2015, 06:12:57 PM
With my prior post earlier today, I am a Gentleman Bastard once again! 1,500 posts. Ye gods, no one ever tell my wife.  :o

In keeping with prior posts along these lines, here are some observations:

@Nighteyes (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=272) is psychotic. But in a good way.  :D
@xiagan (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1148) really needs to ditch the white socks. Just sandals, please.
@Elfy (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1153) should probably read more books.
@ArcaneArtsVelho (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40090) doesn't live in Croatia. Contrary to popular belief.
@Arry (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=8809) remains the model of reasonableness, helpfulness, and something like honor. Which means she dies in GRRM's next book.
@Doctor Chill will have a very interesting birthday if I have anything to write about it.
@Saraband (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32607) is also too nice to survive GRRM's next book, nay, his next chapter.
@wakarimasen (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40242) is wacko, I mean, Waka.
@Rukaio Alter is the Writing Contest Emperor! (your 15 minutes, baby)
@Lady Ty needs to write combination cook books, travel guides to Oz, and children's literature that adults read because there's something slightly... wrong inside those tales.
@Nora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40237) was definitely dropped in from another planet. And needs to replenish her ray gun to blast violent motorists from the streets of Australia.
@D_Bates (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40257) is truly the critiquaire extraordinaire. No debate. Though Wakarimasen, Rukaio and Norma certainly do their part as well.
@Eclipse (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=9661) is up for anything. Really. His phone number is...
@Henry (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=8080) Dale should now be satisfied with his carillon story... But, then again, maybe not.
@ultamentkiller (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40103) is the ultimate. You know he has to listen to all this clap-trap, right?
@Yora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=35236) remains an enigma shrouded in mystery folded into intelligent space.
@Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840) is good on his own. But with @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290), brilliant!
@Overlord (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1) is like the cosmic Watchmaker. Wind it up, watch it whirl.

And

@ScarletBea (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32020) is still the forum's favorite lady in orange. And completely in charge of cake (with help from others, of course.)

So I've left out lots of people, and I'm sorry. My lunch hour is getting out of hand. But I do want to mention at least one or two new members, since we love them too! @J9AC9K (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40376), @ClintACK (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40381) are already making themselves known.

Since I started, I've written 11 stories (including 3 from the Birthday Cycle) and made so many friends.

Thank you, all.

Congrats you Basta....Jmack

Why don't you invite your wife to the forums she would be a calming influence  :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Idlewilder on June 03, 2015, 06:23:18 PM
Wow, 1500 posts in what... about 6 months? That's impressive Jmack! I've been a bit sidelined over the last year but I've really enjoyed reading your contributions to the forum - it's great to see it still such a lively and fun place to be.  :D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on June 03, 2015, 06:23:52 PM
Congrats... Again :D

I love your people descriptions - I guess the RPG is a great place to show your true personality ;D

And I'm the *only* lady in orange, so... funnily enough, I was wearing that jumper today and a colleague said she liked it, but I looked like an extra in the ad 'you've been tangoed' - which I had to google and I don't like it >:(

And don't complain about posts: I've got (almost) the same as you and I don't write stories or do critiques, so I might even be a bigger blabbermouth than you, hehe - no I didn't speak much during the year I was on F-F without you ;)

If people only knew that I can only basically do *one* cake, with a couple of variations ::) at least the ones I give you guys look better (although mine taste better) ;D
Are you asking for some?
Here's what I can actually do:

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/Gp9yAynXL5E/maxresdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Hedin on June 03, 2015, 06:25:04 PM
With my prior post earlier today, I am a Gentleman Bastard once again! 1,500 posts. Ye gods, no one ever tell my wife.  :o

I think you are trying to get the next 100,000 board posts all by yourself.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on June 03, 2015, 06:29:15 PM
With my prior post earlier today, I am a Gentleman Bastard once again! 1,500 posts. Ye gods, no one ever tell my wife.  :o

I think you are trying to get the next 100,000 board posts all by yourself.

I think that would result in divorce.  :-[
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on June 03, 2015, 06:36:35 PM
Pfffff I'm sure she's got a nice hobby where you don't participate too :D

And we'll never let poor Jmack talking to himself, so if he posts 100,000 we'll be right behind ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Hedin on June 03, 2015, 07:52:35 PM
Pfffff I'm sure she's got a nice hobby where you don't participate too :D

And we'll never let poor Jmack talking to himself, so if he posts 100,000 we'll be right behind ;D

I have a sudden idea for next April 1st....
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on June 03, 2015, 07:54:35 PM
Congratulations again, Jmack!

Always looking forward to reading your funny, entertaining, and insightful posts and shorts. (Or do I mean short stories?  ??? )

And contrary to popular belief, I'm not here JUST to chuckle at your fails... I mean happy accidents.  ;) ;D

Please, keep on writing and posting.
Title: The King's Paws
Post by: xiagan on June 03, 2015, 07:58:44 PM
I'm glad you remember the important details, @Jmack...
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ultamentkiller on June 03, 2015, 08:40:23 PM
@ultamentkiller (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40103) is the ultimate. You know he has to listen to all this clap-trap, right?
Clap-trap? I have no idea what this means.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Henry Dale on June 03, 2015, 09:03:40 PM
@ultamentkiller (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40103) is the ultimate. You know he has to listen to all this clap-trap, right?
Clap-trap? I have no idea what this means.

A robot from Borderlands, obviously :p

(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/borderlands/images/5/57/Clapninja.png/revision/latest?cb=20091224132521)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on June 03, 2015, 09:31:20 PM
Wednesday night.
Now I can say Congratulations @Idlewilder (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=13358), for finishing your degree!!!
 :D :D



I'm working from home tomorrow, so can sleep longer in the morning. Who wants to bet that this will be the only night of the week I manage to sleep through and not feel like death when the alarm goes off?  ::)

And on another side note, I'm getting crazy with ice cream and desserts when I go to the supermarket lately... anything my body is trying to tell me??
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on June 03, 2015, 09:50:42 PM
@ultamentkiller (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40103) is the ultimate. You know he has to listen to all this clap-trap, right?
Clap-trap? I have no idea what this means.
clap·trap
noun
absurd or nonsensical talk or ideas.
"such sentiments are just pious claptrap"
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on June 03, 2015, 09:52:12 PM
And on another side note, I'm getting crazy with ice cream and desserts when I go to the supermarket lately... anything my body is trying to tell me??

Remember, I work for a diet food company... so Bea careful out there  ;) ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on June 03, 2015, 09:56:03 PM
Funnily enough, no change on my weight at all ;D

Actually, I only go crazy with buying... then I only eat one a day, 2 tops.

At the moment I have:
* 10 ice creams (4 Oreos, 4 Magnum Classic (half price!) and 2 strawberry Cornettos)
* 6 'light' fruity yoghurts
* 4 vanilla custard doughnuts (Sainsbury's own - not my fault they're only sold in a pack of 5)
* a half-eaten pack of chocolate digestives
 :o
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on June 03, 2015, 10:19:52 PM
Funnily enough, no change on my weight at all ;D

Actually, I only go crazy with buying... then I only eat one a day, 2 tops.

At the moment I have:
* 10 ice creams (4 Oreos, 4 Magnum Classic (half price!) and 2 strawberry Cornettos)
* 6 'light' fruity yoghurts
* 4 vanilla custard doughnuts (Sainsbury's own - not my fault they're only sold in a pack of 5)
* a half-eaten pack of chocolate digestives
 :o
Well we have:

1 pineapple
1 massive orange
3 apples
6 satsumas
51 (yes, fifty-one) bananas

...and...

1kg frozen blueberries
1kg frozen raspberries
2kg frozen mango
2kg frozen strawberries

Smoothies are awesome.  8)

Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ultamentkiller on June 03, 2015, 10:57:15 PM
I would definitely rather be at Scarlet's house. Those oreos are mine!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Elfy on June 04, 2015, 12:03:59 AM
With my prior post earlier today, I am a Gentleman Bastard once again! 1,500 posts. Ye gods, no one ever tell my wife.  :o

In keeping with prior posts along these lines, here are some observations:


@Elfy (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1153) should probably read more books.

Yeah, because the 4 I'm currently reading is clearly not enough.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Saraband on June 04, 2015, 12:22:09 AM
Funnily enough, no change on my weight at all ;D

Actually, I only go crazy with buying... then I only eat one a day, 2 tops.

At the moment I have:
* 10 ice creams (4 Oreos, 4 Magnum Classic (half price!) and 2 strawberry Cornettos)
* 6 'light' fruity yoghurts
* 4 vanilla custard doughnuts (Sainsbury's own - not my fault they're only sold in a pack of 5)
* a half-eaten pack of chocolate digestives
 :o
Well we have:

1 pineapple
1 massive orange
3 apples
6 satsumas
51 (yes, fifty-one) bananas

...and...

1kg frozen blueberries
1kg frozen raspberries
2kg frozen mango
2kg frozen strawberries

Smoothies are awesome.  8)

Okay, everything sounds awesome and delicious, but... why 51 bananas, @Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840)? There must be a story in there, somewhere  :P

Congratulations on the new mark, @Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094)  ;) It's redundant to keep repeating how delightful your contributions are, but then again, being redundant has its charms so I'll go with it.

And big cheers for @Idlewilder (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=13358) - I hope you did fine with your exam on 20th century History, and are now ready to join the ranks of fellow historians. It's a fun batch to be part of, I can assure you from first-hand experience ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Jmack on June 04, 2015, 12:47:03 AM
Does anyone else find that their hands ache after a day of working at the computer? Or am I just old? (Or both, of course.)  :'(
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on June 04, 2015, 12:55:26 AM
Funnily enough, no change on my weight at all ;D

Actually, I only go crazy with buying... then I only eat one a day, 2 tops.

At the moment I have:
* 10 ice creams (4 Oreos, 4 Magnum Classic (half price!) and 2 strawberry Cornettos)
* 6 'light' fruity yoghurts
* 4 vanilla custard doughnuts (Sainsbury's own - not my fault they're only sold in a pack of 5)
* a half-eaten pack of chocolate digestives
 :o
Well we have:

1 pineapple
1 massive orange
3 apples
6 satsumas
51 (yes, fifty-one) bananas

...and...

1kg frozen blueberries
1kg frozen raspberries
2kg frozen mango
2kg frozen strawberries

Smoothies are awesome.  8)

Okay, everything sounds awesome and delicious, but... why 51 bananas, @Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840)? There must be a story in there, somewhere  :P

Congratulations on the new mark, @Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094)  ;) It's redundant to keep repeating how delightful your contributions are, but then again, being redundant has its charms so I'll go with it.

And big cheers for @Idlewilder (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=13358) - I hope you did fine with your exam on 20th century History, and are now ready to join the ranks of fellow historians. It's a fun batch to be part of, I can assure you from first-hand experience ;)
Nothing particularly special really. We usually have two smoothies each day (breakfast and lunch), and a lot of the time those are both banana based. Since our smoothie maker is 2l, that's 12-16 bananas each day. It takes a few days for them to ripen, so we have to keep a few days worth in the kitchen...  :P
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on June 04, 2015, 03:26:22 AM
Thanks for explaining, hehe - I was wondering, because I have to buy my bananas each week since they go ripe quite soon, so the max I have at home is usually 6. Then again, I only have one a day...

And you might reconsider your position in the healthiness game ;) my ice creams have probably the same calories as your bananas ;)
Not true, I've just checked - oh to fool myself ::) only my yoghurts have less



I'm glad I'm not a betting person ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on June 04, 2015, 03:53:41 AM
Loads of good news to read this morning so
Congratulations Catchup


@Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094) for being such a perfect gentlemanly Bastard and is also to blame for encouraging my nonsense  - thanks. :D

@Hedin (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32543) for selling his house and good luck with finding a new one soon especially with an active rugrat  to entertain in confined space - just hope it's good weather where you live, been there done that and "Off to the park" was our fall back position at difficult moments. ;)

@Nora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40237) for finally finding somewhere good to live, do hope this makes the night travelling safer as well :D.

@Idlewilder (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=13358) (on the right date this time ) for finally finishing his degree and in a limitless and enthralling subject. 8)

@ScarletBea (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32020) for that scrumpilicious cake you cook and a fridgefull of ice cream - will be over shortly, please get coffee ready and I will bring bottle to lace it with -have to keep out UK cold . ;)

@Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840) and @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290) for intrepid bravery of exposing themselves to never ending bananananana jokes here.  ;D   PS Oggs  wondered if you knew you can freeze them whole in skin and then peel to use straight in smoothie still frozen?



Decided to put a blank in my name so I could glow red in the dark, but don't know what else happens - do I get chocolate every time someone mentions me with an @?



Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Henry Dale on June 04, 2015, 06:48:30 AM
Funnily enough, no change on my weight at all ;D

Actually, I only go crazy with buying... then I only eat one a day, 2 tops.

At the moment I have:
* 10 ice creams (4 Oreos, 4 Magnum Classic (half price!) and 2 strawberry Cornettos)
* 6 'light' fruity yoghurts
* 4 vanilla custard doughnuts (Sainsbury's own - not my fault they're only sold in a pack of 5)
* a half-eaten pack of chocolate digestives
 :o
Well we have:

1 pineapple
1 massive orange
3 apples
6 satsumas
51 (yes, fifty-one) bananas

...and...

1kg frozen blueberries
1kg frozen raspberries
2kg frozen mango
2kg frozen strawberries

Smoothies are awesome.  8)

1 bowl of leftover homemade chocolate sauce (from my chocolate fountain) and a spoon

I have the cool trait of never gaining or losing weight no matter what  ;D
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on June 04, 2015, 07:09:18 AM
Seems like things are looking up for people 'round here. Congrats to Jmack reaching Bastard level again. Really happy for Hedin and Nora finding new spots to crash permanently. House hunting scares me, much like Hedin described. Helped build a house so I see all the flaws now. Good thing I'm not a perfectionist! ;D

ScarletBea and Raptori and Saurus, how do you all do it? That stuff sounds wonderful. I'm jealous (and kinda hungry now).

Special congrats to Doug on getting his degree (Masters or Doctorate?). Doesn't really matter, though. Tis a reason to celebrate anyway!
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Idlewilder on June 04, 2015, 08:32:12 AM
Thank you Bea, Saraband, Lady Ty & Chill!  ;D I think it went ok - I was pretty well prepared at any rate!

Special congrats to Doug on getting his degree (Masters or Doctorate?). Doesn't really matter, though. Tis a reason to celebrate anyway!

Just an undergrad BA(Hons) for now - Masters maybe later if I can afford it.

Does anyone else find that their hands ache after a day of working at the computer? Or am I just old? (Or both, of course.)  :'(

Not really, but my hand was most definitely killing me after 3 hours of handwriting yesterday!

Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on June 04, 2015, 08:42:24 AM
ScarletBea and Raptori and Saurus, how do you all do it? That stuff sounds wonderful. I'm jealous (and kinda hungry now).

Well, I usually only bake once a year, a birthday cake to myself ;D

But there's nothing simpler, even you can do it, hehe - my gran's recipe:

4 eggs (or less or more depending on how big you want the cake to be)
the weight of the eggs on sugar
half the weight of the eggs on flour (self raising, or add some raising powder)
if available, some lemon juice or cinnamon

Mix the eggs with the sugar, everything in a bowl together.
Then add the flour bit by bit, keep mixing everything.
If available, some lemon juice or cinnamon (not the 2 in the same cake, please)

Put in a cake tin and it goes in the oven for about half an hour at 180 C, or until you stick something in the middle and it comes up dry (not with batter still dripping).

Ta da!

And if you want the marble effect from above, after all the mixing split the batter into 2, add some chocolate powder into half of it, then when pouring in the tin add bits from the white one and bits from the chocolate one.


And Jay, nope, no hurting hands. Sometimes hurting shoulders, if I'm very tense, but hands are ok.

@ultamentkiller (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40103) and @Lady_Ty (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31869), come on over - another chance for me to bake then ;D
And you can have the entire bottle, hehe, I don't like alcohol (tastes yucky!)

And now I *really* have to go and start work. Today I did sleep a lot more and I'm still in my pjs - oh the advantages of working from home 8)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Rostum on June 04, 2015, 11:46:28 AM
For all those of claiming to be able to eat what you like and never change weight this fat old man is thinking of individually hunting you down and proving the sword is mightier than the pen...enjoy it while it lasts.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Henry Dale on June 04, 2015, 12:02:39 PM
For all those of claiming to be able to eat what you like and never change weight this fat old man is thinking of individually hunting you down and proving the sword is mightier than the pen...enjoy it while it lasts.

Sounds fun. Write a book about it.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on June 04, 2015, 12:26:07 PM
@ScarletBea (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32020) yeah, when you eat 12+ per day you need quite a few! I think the highest number we usually reach is about 72, which is 4-6 days worth, so roughly how long it takes for them to ripen.

Calories aren't all equal though - even if the calorie totals are the same, smoothie is healthier than stuff like ice cream. We do eat ice cream and stuff like that too, just don't have any at the moment... except for six or seven packs of oreos, of course.  ;D

Boo @ eggs. Don't understand why anyone would use them at all these days - you can get an egg replacer which is healthier, cheaper (by a huge distance), more effective, easier to use, and doesn't involve cruelty. You don't even have to change any recipes - you mix the powder (which is basically potato starch) with water and then just add it in place of eggs in your recipe. In England they sell the one we use (http://www.orgran.com/products/174/) in most supermarkets, you should look it up.  :P

@Lady_Ty (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31869) we often freeze the bananas if they're ripe and we're not going to eat them, definitely helps a lot (and makes for a slightly different smoothie), though we slice them first. Always found it really hard to remove the skin after they're frozen. I guess we're just as liable to be teased about pineapples - when they're cheap we buy loads. Once I think we had about 12... and here's a photo of another time when we had 7 (click to make it bigger) (http://www.smiley-faces.org/smiley-faces/smiley-face-angel-006.gif)

(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/10264213_10203018438596013_6142658872977185849_o.jpg)

@Henry (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=8080) Dale I'm like that too, but nowadays I'd never want to eat anything other than smoothie for breakfast or lunch. For dinner and pudding though... here's what RaptorSaurs eat (https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B1pUm-zANZIUenJLTUFERFhvVm8&usp=sharing). :D

@Doctor Chill it's pretty simple really, I just get @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290) to make it.  8) She's an awesome chef (just look at those pictures for proof - they taste even better than they look). I'd learn how to cook, but then that'd mean less Saurus-made food...

@Rostum (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40251) :P
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Saurus on June 04, 2015, 01:00:35 PM
@Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840) The "pasta again" picture is pasta with creamy mushroom sauce. You didn't eat that, I did :P

LOL, as you can see from those photos we like our bread and pasta.. I am addicted to bread. I love bread SO MUCH. :| So you can all imagine how difficult it is for me right now trying to eat gluten free to see if it's affecting my inflammation. Up until now I've been rolling my eyes at all the gluten free craziness, especially since most people avoid it without even knowing what it is, but I finally decided to try leaving it out to see if I'd feel any better.

I'm torn. On one hand I can't wait to find a solution and feel better, on the other  I can't imagine life without bread and pasta DDDD:

Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on June 04, 2015, 01:03:57 PM
@Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840) The "pasta again" picture is pasta with creamy mushroom sauce. You didn't eat that, I did :P

LOL, as you can see from those photos we like our bread and pasta.. I am addicted to bread. I love bread SO MUCH. :| So you can all imagine how difficult it is for me right now trying to eat gluten free to see if it's affecting my inflammation. Up until now I've been rolling my eyes at all the gluten free craziness, especially since most people avoid it without even knowing what it is, but I finally decided to try leaving it out to see if I'd feel any better.

I'm torn. On one hand I can't wait to find a solution and feel better, on the other  I can't imagine life without bread and pasta DDDD:
The ones I don't like clearly don't count, though... right? (http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/unsure.gif)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Hedin on June 04, 2015, 01:12:28 PM
@Hedin (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32543) for selling his house and good luck with finding a new one soon especially with an active rugrat  to entertain in confined space - just hope it's good weather where you live, been there done that and "Off to the park" was our fall back position at difficult moments. ;)

We actually found a house last night and put in an offer.  They have another 12 hours to respond (we're expecting them to counter) so this is going to be a long day.  The house has a nice big office area with French doors that's just begging for me to put in a bunch of bookshelves to be filled up.

Weather wise summers get pretty humid here but yes if we're stuck at the in-laws its going to be parks all of the time.  I am expecting the temperature to be 60 degrees and raining when we move because its always 60 degree (or colder) and raining (one time snowing) when I move.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Lady_Ty on June 04, 2015, 01:15:46 PM
@Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290) your cooking and your photos are wonderful. Sorry you may have to go gluten free, hope it doesn't happen as to go without bread is tough.  For someone who cooks so naturally many other things can be made with good substitutes, it's not as difficult as the manufacturers of special gluten free products would like you to believe.  ;)

@Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840) you are so well pampered and enjoy feasting ;D

@Hedin (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32543) that was a quick find Good Luck and fingers crossed. ;D

Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on June 04, 2015, 01:44:45 PM
Oh I was expecting a recipe behind the photo hehe
 ;D
Great, though!
But... 12 bananas per day :o

Sorry, I'm not giving up on eggs. I only buy free range anyway, so not hurting anyone. My gran had chickens.
I hardly eat meat, does that count?

Rostum, I do put on weight (especially when I visit my parents in Portugal), but once I get back I tend to lose it right away. And I think at the moment there are other factors working inside my body that probably influence the weight.

Yay Hedin! I hate the english house-buying system, it's so complicated, so stressful, all this haggling that I just can't do.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on June 04, 2015, 01:55:06 PM
Oh I was expecting a recipe behind the photo hehe
 ;D
Great, though!
But... 12 bananas per day :o

Sorry, I'm not giving up on eggs. I only buy free range anyway, so not hurting anyone. My gran had chickens.
I hardly eat meat, does that count?

Rostum, I do put on weight (especially when I visit my parents in Portugal), but once I get back I tend to lose it right away. And I think at the moment there are other factors working inside my body that probably influence the weight.

Yay Hedin! I hate the english house-buying system, it's so complicated, so stressful, all this haggling that I just can't do.
We thought of posting the recipes somewhere a while ago, but there are just so many food blogs that it feels a bit pointless!  :P

Yep, 6-8 each - when they're in the smoothie you don't notice them. I don't think I could eat that many each day if they were solid!

Any particular reason? Just curious. I think it's really sad that most people won't even try anything different, just because they're used to what they're used to, even when it'll save money, improve health, etc.

Unfortunately, free range isn't really much better than factory farms in most cases, there's very little difference between the two. It's mostly just a marketing thing.  :( Eating little meat is great, and does make a big difference compared to most people - it seems like most people these days go crazy if they think they won't get three meals including meat each day.  (http://www.free-emoticons.co.uk/emoticons/Roll_eye/rolleye0014.gif)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: ScarletBea on June 04, 2015, 02:23:00 PM
Ok, next time I'm at the supermarket I'll keep an eye out for that. Not sure I've ever seen it, though.

And yes, smoothies are yummy :)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Doctor_Chill on June 04, 2015, 02:27:51 PM
Boo @ eggs. Don't understand why anyone would use them at all these days

I have chickens....

But yeah, making @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290) do the dirty working is obviously the cruelty here.  ;)
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Hedin on June 04, 2015, 02:30:13 PM
Oh I was expecting a recipe behind the photo hehe
 ;D
Great, though!
But... 12 bananas per day :o

Sorry, I'm not giving up on eggs. I only buy free range anyway, so not hurting anyone. My gran had chickens.
I hardly eat meat, does that count?

Rostum, I do put on weight (especially when I visit my parents in Portugal), but once I get back I tend to lose it right away. And I think at the moment there are other factors working inside my body that probably influence the weight.

Yay Hedin! I hate the english house-buying system, it's so complicated, so stressful, all this haggling that I just can't do.
We thought of posting the recipes somewhere a while ago, but there are just so many food blogs that it feels a bit pointless!  :P

Yep, 6-8 each - when they're in the smoothie you don't notice them. I don't think I could eat that many each day if they were solid!

Any particular reason? Just curious. I think it's really sad that most people won't even try anything different, just because they're used to what they're used to, even when it'll save money, improve health, etc.

Unfortunately, free range isn't really much better than factory farms in most cases, there's very little difference between the two. It's mostly just a marketing thing.  :( Eating little meat is great, and does make a big difference compared to most people - it seems like most people these days go crazy if they think they won't get three meals including meat each day.  (http://www.free-emoticons.co.uk/emoticons/Roll_eye/rolleye0014.gif)


Mmmmmm.....meat.  I'm trying to think what my last non-meat meal was and I think it was cinnamon rolls Sunday morning (meat might have been a healthier option).
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on June 04, 2015, 02:32:04 PM
Boo @ eggs. Don't understand why anyone would use them at all these days

I have chickens....

But yeah, making @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290) do the dirty working is obviously the cruelty here.  ;)
Big difference between having chickens yourself and buying them from supermarkets, though obviously the vast majority of people don't have the space. I hear they make great pets, even for those who like to eat them.  :P

I do all the shopping/carrying things though, so it's even really - she's the brains & hands, I'm the muscle.  8)

Oh I was expecting a recipe behind the photo hehe
 ;D
Great, though!
But... 12 bananas per day :o

Sorry, I'm not giving up on eggs. I only buy free range anyway, so not hurting anyone. My gran had chickens.
I hardly eat meat, does that count?

Rostum, I do put on weight (especially when I visit my parents in Portugal), but once I get back I tend to lose it right away. And I think at the moment there are other factors working inside my body that probably influence the weight.

Yay Hedin! I hate the english house-buying system, it's so complicated, so stressful, all this haggling that I just can't do.
We thought of posting the recipes somewhere a while ago, but there are just so many food blogs that it feels a bit pointless!  :P

Yep, 6-8 each - when they're in the smoothie you don't notice them. I don't think I could eat that many each day if they were solid!

Any particular reason? Just curious. I think it's really sad that most people won't even try anything different, just because they're used to what they're used to, even when it'll save money, improve health, etc.

Unfortunately, free range isn't really much better than factory farms in most cases, there's very little difference between the two. It's mostly just a marketing thing.  :( Eating little meat is great, and does make a big difference compared to most people - it seems like most people these days go crazy if they think they won't get three meals including meat each day.  (http://www.free-emoticons.co.uk/emoticons/Roll_eye/rolleye0014.gif)


Mmmmmm.....meat.  I'm trying to think what my last non-meat meal was and I think it was cinnamon rolls Sunday morning (meat might have been a healthier option).
Perfect example, and I think that's crazy! Even when I used to eat meat, I rarely ate it more than once a day, and usually less often than that.  :-\
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Hedin on June 04, 2015, 02:37:11 PM
I don't eat vegetables (only like asparagus, corn, and potatoes and those last two hardly count) and I don't eat fruit (only apples and grapes) so I need to eat something!

My wife used to be a vegetarian (and then became a pescatarian and now she's starting to eat chicken again but no red meat) so our family meals were always interesting.
Title: Re: The King's Paws
Post by: Raptori on June 04, 2015, 02:42:25 PM
I don't eat vegetables (only like asparagus, corn, and potatoes and those last two hardly count) and I don't eat fruit (only apples and grapes) so I need to eat something!

My wife used to be a vegetarian (and then became a pescatarian and now she's starting to eat chicken again but no red meat)