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      Welcome!   03/05/2016

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  2. Story Wednesday August 16th, 2017

    Yes. The programming language you need to learn to use Emacs is called ELisp.
  3. Story Friday August 18, 2017

    One wonders why they are the most hated variety of Aberration for Immortals....perhaps because he has the most potential to force them into doing things by taking over a beloved family member? It might be because their method of parasitism makes them protected by immortals law: as long as the person they took over is alive, immortals can't directly hurt them. (Although ... apparently even "normal" vampires are somehow protected ... but maybe these ones are protected more?) I don't think he plans to take control of Adrian. For one, Adrian already has public ties and connections AND has ties and connections into the magical community. If he starts acting strangely, then people are going to get suspicious. While Magus is a powerful wizard, he also has the massive draw that no one in the main EGS-verse knows him, outside of Pandora. He has no ties or connections. No one would know he exists, much less care if something happened to him. With the exception of Pandora, no one would notice Magus acting out of character, because no one would know what would be in character for him. For a life-sucking parasite that wants to remain in secret, but also in control of the host, that's a very tempting prospect. Also, as far as Sirleck knows, even Pandora might not notice Magus acting out of character due to her age and limited sanity. (WE know she's more sane than she shown to Magus, but Sirleck probably doesn't.) For two, Adrian himself might be powerful enough to NOT be possessed. For three, even OTHER immortals might be even more pissed if they see aberration attacking elf. It kinda sets bad precedent.
  4. Story, Monday August 21, 2017

    WHAT? So we won't see what happened to him? Seriously, there should be at least one more frame with him. Or at least some parts of him. While I don't think this "evil" guy will be good OR lucky enough to destroy the vampire, in general, evil guys killing other evil guys is the preferred outcome. Especially if the good guys have problems with killing.
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  6. NP Monday August 21, 2017

    We saw him duck into the "Anime Stuff" shop in the mall, but we don't know what caught his attention. Overall though Tensaided is a serious geek that knows a lot of pop culture stuff. Being into anime doesn't guarantee knowing Japanese.
  7. Eclipse Stuff

    My colleague beat me to it requesting today off; she was going to drive down to Carbondale with her family, so it was probably just as well she got to go. I told the boss I have dibs for 2024. :-) We had variable overcast today, which means there was at least a little cloud between us and the sun all day, but there were periods when the clouds were thin enouh that we could use our soluna eclipse glasses to see a little orange disk gradually covered by a black disk. Right up until the time given for peak eclipse in our area, at which point the clouds thickened up again and didn't give us more than a glimpse at a time, and those pretty rarely. I was at work. I'd bought a package of fifty eclipse glasses a month or so ago, back before everyone sold out, and passed them out to all the staff (and friends, and a few clients, and some kids in front of the library....), so we could all go out and look in a group. I went out the first time it looked like there were shadows on the ground, and sure enough, I could see the sun just fine through the glasses even though it was just a big bright blurred patch in the overcast. So, I let everyone else know and several of us looked at it for a couple of minutes. There was already a pretty good sized bite gone. Checked back regularly until the peak at 1:19, then, as I said, not a lot visible. We got something like 86% coverage, so it wasn't all that different from any other cloudy day, and the haze meant we couldn't see really distinct shadows -- no bringing the collander out to take pictures of all the crescent shadows at the holes. The tree shadows didn't look quite right, but again, not distinct enough to pin it down. Overall, neat to see, but not life-changing. I made a note in my iPad calendar to make a hotel reservation one year before the next one, since that seems to be the limit of most hotel reservation systems. I might try calling a couple tomorrow, just in case they can do it, though.
  8. NP Monday August 21, 2017

    He's a serious anime fan, so maybe.
  9. Eclipse Stuff

    I was in the 88% zone. It was fairly cool. The tree shadow effect is still my favorite of things. Showed it to the people up stairs and they were all "that's cooler than the glasses".
  10. Eclipse Stuff

    So, everyone in the path of the eclipse today, how was it? North Americans can boast here now, and the thread can be revived in a couple years when South America gets its turn, and so on.... ;-)
  11. NP Monday August 21, 2017

    We know Elliot and Ellen's only knowledge of Japanese is in the form of fancy combat shouts. When Ellen went over to Nanase's to help babysit Akiko, she didn't understand anything beyond the fact that Nanase's parents were leaving. I'm sure Nanase probably tried to teach some to Ellen though, but then that would make her more knowledgeable than Elliot if Ellen picked up anything from it. We've no evidence that Tedd ever learned any Japanese, I don't think Noriko ever got around to even trying to teach him before she left and I get the feeling that Tedd never really spent much time with the Kitsunes growing up. The only other language that we know he knows is Uryuomoco. Edward probably knows many languages thanks to Uryuom's fancy teaching methods, but there's no guarantee that Tedd's got the same level of linguistics knowledge. Grace was apparently teaching herself Japanese, we don't know how far along she went with it though so we can't be sure if she'd be the one to inform Susan about honorifics. We don't know if Salty Crackers imports Japanese manga or even has manga at all, though I'd be inclined to think any manga in stock would be translated versions. We're basically betting on if Nanase also tried teaching Justin anything beyond fancy combat shouts. Greg, I'm not sure, his knowledge of Japanese might just be limited to the fancy combat shouts he taught in ASMA class, the anime he watched could have been subbed or dubbed for all we know. Also Susan hasn't had any interaction with him as far as we know since I think the first Sister arc. Has there been any evidence that Tensaided would know Japanese?
  12. Loudmouth's Journey Inside

    Sounds like a very good sign. You know for sure that it's play when they both initiate it and yet are friends after. If you realize that Loudmouth just pounced on Baker, they wrestled, and then they wound up on the bed together, that's a good sign they've become friends. Sometimes one cat will claim a resource, and as long as the other doesn't push for access to that resource, they get along just fine. It may be that Loudmouth will end up with the winning claim to other resources, such as a sunny window or a favorite spot on the bed. Other resources they may share, with the understanding that one of them gets it first. There's a lot of give and take with two cats learning to live with each other, just like with human roommates. Bob stops leaving wet towels on the floor, Fred starts putting the toilet paper on so it goes over the top instead of along the wall, Bob does his dishes quicker and Fred stops leaving the lights on in every room all night....they figure things out either by fighting over them or, more often, just by seeing who's more determined about it, who cares more, who's willing to fight if it comes to that. The hissing should get less frequent as time goes by and they sort things out,. You only just started giving him the anxiolytic, right? And they're still in the stressful part of the relationship, where they don't really know each other well enough to know what to expect or how far they can push things. I wouldn't give up yet. Keep treating every spot with an enzyme cleaner, though, so you get rid of any lingering smells that might draw him back to the same spot! Surely it should be a stuffed bunny that would be dubbed Scarlette O'Hare! ETA: Or, perhaps, an airplane, Scarlette O'Hare, here in Chicagoland....
  13. Story Friday August 18, 2017

    Possibly that, but also the simple fact that body snatchers don't just kill and steal life from others. They steal autonomy. They suppress the free will of the host, trapping them in their own bodies as an amoral, uncaring, and unseen monstrosity controls them like a puppet. EDIT: Also, the body snatcher exists on the spiritual plane. Immortals are stronger there, but it is kinda their home turf. Some might take offense to that home turf being encroached upon. I don't think he plans to take control of Adrian. For one, Adrian already has public ties and connections AND has ties and connections into the magical community. If he starts acting strangely, then people are going to get suspicious. While Magus is a powerful wizard, he also has the massive draw that no one in the main EGS-verse knows him, outside of Pandora. He has no ties or connections. No one would know he exists, much less care if something happened to him. With the exception of Pandora, no one would notice Magus acting out of character, because no one would know what would be in character for him. For a life-sucking parasite that wants to remain in secret, but also in control of the host, that's a very tempting prospect. And even if Adrian's long-lifespan is a greater draw than the secretiveness of Magus, there are other potential dangers to consider. For one, an elf's immortal parents might have a strong emotional connection to their offspring, or a vow to watch over and protect said off-spring from a previous life, meaning that taking control of said elf is going to paint a target on Sirleck's back. Also I'm not sure if an elf would count as a mortal for purposes of Immortal law. If not, then an Immortal would not be restricted to the 'Empower and Guide' rules when dealing with elves. I don't know how that would work with a body snatcher controlling an elf though. Immortals seem to be prohibited from directly killing a vampire themselves, or at least are highly unwilling to directly engage them(It has been said that human wizards can defeat Immortals, assuming the Immortal is fighting fair, and vampires were human magic users that were able to 'transcend mortality' via predatory and/or parasitic means).
  14. The Weather.

    There's a Las Vegas, New Mexico. And Illinois is home to Paris, Cairo, and Metropolis. (There's a big Superman statue there, and I am the proud owner of a "kryptonite ring" purchased there as a stop on a trip to Tennessee.)
  15. NP Friday Aug 18 2017

    I get the feeling that either Pandora isn't the only one that had a previous life pass on lies about their kind, or other Immortals just chose to avoid serious relationships with Humans and Pandora took it a step further.
  16. What Are You Ingesting?

    I couldn't find Moon Pies or Starfruit, but I brought to work Sun Chips, Sunkist, Eclipse and Orbit gum, Celestial Seasonings zinger, and Milky Way minis.
  17. Question about f!Tedd's form and Edward's aversion

    Given that Tedd created the FV5 form to use on himself, it would not surprise me if his dad has seen him in it before now. However, the probability is something at least a little less than one, meaning there is a chance he hasn't seen it yet.
  18. NP Friday Aug 18 2017

    The trouble with references to "interbreeding" with humans is that usually, that implies the original race of non-humans being replaced by a new race which is part-human and part-other. In the case of Fairy Immortals, all of the original race would still be present, in addition to the new combined race, and possibly some percentage of pure humans, too. And with Immortals resetting, they wouldn't even have the emotional tie of knowing that their beloved children are a part of the new society, and thus messing with the new society might be bad for them.
  19. Story Friday August 18, 2017

    One wonders why they are the most hated variety of Aberration for Immortals....perhaps because he has the most potential to force them into doing things by taking over a beloved family member? I think that was his original goal. Then he found out that there was a half-Immortal around. Given the choice between possessing a possibly powerful wizard not from this world, and a powerful wizard who can live for centuries and is already proven powerful in this world....
  20. What Are You Watching?

    The Eclipse, like all the other people. This is the cool effect you get via tree shadows during one.
  21. Story Wednesday August 16th, 2017

    EMacs is a fine computer operating system. It just needs a good editor.
  22. Story, Monday August 21, 2017

    I think CEG's plan is a bit inefficient and needs a reordering. Something that moves the puppies a lot sooner, perhaps. That way he has more time to train them. /comicallymissingthepoint
  23. Story Wednesday August 16th, 2017

    Yea, Emacs is way to simple and limited to be effective. There's only a little more than 10,000 commands, but fortunately it supports macros and some limited scripting so it's possible to use it for some limited editing... Seriously, it's has a learning curve steeper than most programming languages. Personally I feel you shouldn't spend more time learning to use the editor than programming...
  24. NP Monday August 21, 2017

    She has enough friends with knowledge of Japanese culture that it could be most of the main 8 (Ted and Nanase have Japanese heritage, Elliot speaks at least some of the language so ellen would as well, Justin could have picked it up from working at the comic book store or Nanase, and who knows Grace has read about to make up for her early life), as well as Greg, Mr. Veeres, Tedsaided, etc. I would expect it to have come up while watching/discussing an Anime so Eliot or justin are my top picks
  25. Story, Monday August 21, 2017

    Maybe he can get the molotov lit before he dies and mutually destroy the vampire? I doubt it, as the vampire looks like it might be a neat minor(in relative terms) enemy for the main cast to fight, but it's not entirely out of the question that CEG could get somewhat lucky in taking the literal monster down with him.
  26. Loudmouth's Journey Inside

    That one we actually got during a trip to Boston. They have a lot of seafood plushies there. Scarlett O'Lobster went back with us home.
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