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  1. NP, Monday July 16, 2018

    If she had, she would just have become Gracemelons.
  2. This Day In History

    And besides, think of all the upset the bull must have caused when they brought it into the church. Really. Bulls do not belong in churches.
  3. Main Friday Jul 13, 2018

    Les Immortels could turn invisible at will, change size and switch clothes on a whim, and that was as you mentioned after an improper reset. That is at least a start. Mind you, they also made an alarm clock which failed to wake them up, so clearly they did have limits. Maybe the simple stuff is really easy but the complex things can get tricky?
  4. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    Thank you for putting things in perspective for me. I need to undertake the mind-bogglingly harsh journey of a ten minute easy stroll down to my local pharmacy where I usually only have to wait at most five minutes to get my prescription filled. I have very little to worry about, it seems.
  5. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    Okay, this was kinda creepy. Today I realised that I was running out of every single medication I am taking practically all at the same time. Sure, not a big deal. All I have to do is request new prescriptions and these days I can do that in like 30 seconds online. And by tomorrow at the latest I will receive confirmation and can head straight to the pharmacy for refills. Still, it was the sheer timing of it. It creeped me out. I am very glad it is this easy to deal with these days. It has long been my nightmare scenario to be cut off from my medication and this gave me a reminder of it I really didn't need.
  6. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    That's horrible, Prof. Please keep us posted!
  7. Main Friday Jul 13, 2018

    I can't see why that would be necessary. Two other Immortals seemed to manage to get it to work fine on their own. And they weren't even very old.
  8. Main Friday Jul 13, 2018

    Look, it's really simple. Pandora will just wear a t-shirt with the text "Everyday Student" written on it and no-one will pay any attention to her after that.
  9. NP, Friday July 13, 2018

    I have no idea, everyone just calls her Honey.
  10. This Day In History

    Your own fault for forgetting to return the Obelisk of Akhenaten when you were done reading it.
  11. This Day In History

    Big talk from the Pharaoh who lost the entire Library of Alexandria. Precisely what was it that was so sensitive that you had to burn the darn place to cover it up?
  12. Story Monday July 9, 2018

    A sufficiently powerful wizard is indistinguishable from Merlin. Or possibly Gandalf.
  13. It brought me out of a crap mood so I thought I'd share.
  14. Story Monday July 9, 2018

    I think I am really tired still. I almost read that last sentence as "Jerry returned as Jesus." Ow.
  15. Story Friday July 6, 2018

    I agree, which is why I used the term 'energy' in this case. A weapon which saps the enemy of morale and willingness to fight cannot be readily quantified yet loss of strategic or tactical momentum may decisively change the outcome of a war. But 'damage' did not seem like quite the right term to me. You can sap the momentum of an enemy force without physically harming it and it is possible for it to regain momentum later on without having lost any of its component integrity. It is complicated. Hrm. While trade can be a weapon, I am not sure that it belongs in this category. But it is possible to set it up so as to be so profitable that neither side wishes to risk ruining it. Indeed. As Sun Tzu said, the supreme excellence in war is to win without a single blow being struck. And one of his most important dictums was that all warfare is based on deception. While their status as weapon may be argued, I would say that the Bubonic Plague and smallpox are both excellent contenders here, too. The former made BOTH sides in the Byzantine/Persian war collapse and the latter allowed Cortez and his tiny handful of men to conquer the Aztec Empire. Indeed. As that charming old gentleman Josef Stalin put it, "At a certain level, quantity takes on its own quality."