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Lissa Guillet wrote:

Oh geez bummer about the eye. =(

Good news is, you can legitimately wear one of these now:
Steampunk Eye Patch

Very sorry about the eye. :(

But that eyepatch is awesome...what's cooler than a pirate? A cyborg pirate!


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I got my hair touched up today. The blue came out much darker. Kind of an iridescent midnight color, a bit like starling feathers. Which is cool.

My husband is more lucid today which isn't doing him any favors since he is still in a lot of pain. And bored out of his mind. He's so frustrated about not being able to read or watch tv. Not that he can pay attention to anything yet. I've played the same podcast for him twice and he didn't even recognize it the second time... Looks like a longer than predicted recovery.


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My husband had eye surgery this morning. It went well and he is in recovery. Meanwhile I am slowly losing what's left of my mind being cooped up in the waiting room. ADHD and sitting and waiting for hours make a bad combo. I've been getting up and changing seats every so often like it was the mad hatters tea party and I keep tapping my feet and stuff, but still.....waiting room is so boring! Ugh. And it could be hours yet. :(


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Lysander Sandwalker wrote:
Wasn't sure Cronos would let me in.

Oh, that is definitely not the problem....

You know how all the Patrons cheat? Yeah, Kronos got particularly creative with that...


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Lang Fei wrote:
lynora wrote:
The Doomkitten wrote:
Uhh... I'd like that. A lot. Even though I'm a complete rookie at this game and have no authority or seniority whatsoever. Thing is, I'd have to work with you over eMail, as I will be on (enforced) hiatus from the boards for the duration of summer vacation.

I got Icehawk's pitch for this via PM and it really fits well with what I already have, so I'm going to work with him on Haven.

But I'm sure there will be other opportunities for you to help work on pieces of setting design. Almost everyone does eventually. :)
Haven is probably Lang's first visit. since they are so receptive to me.

Yep, Haven is supposed to be the first planet they go to...especially since they've already been once.


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icehawk333 wrote:
lynora wrote:
The Doomkitten wrote:
Uhh... I'd like that. A lot. Even though I'm a complete rookie at this game and have no authority or seniority whatsoever. Thing is, I'd have to work with you over eMail, as I will be on (enforced) hiatus from the boards for the duration of summer vacation.

I got Icehawk's pitch for this via PM and it really fits well with what I already have, so I'm going to work with him on Haven.

But I'm sure there will be other opportunities for you to help work on pieces of setting design. Almost everyone does eventually. :)
So, how does this work, exactly?

Mostly brainstorming via PM. You bounce ideas off me and I come back with tweaks as necessary. I do a lot of stuff improv so it's not like everything needs to be fully fleshed out. And when we do get to Haven you'll have the opportunity to run NPCs for those scenes.


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Spending the day in the hospital waiting room as my husband is having eye surgery today. Fun times. </sarcasm>
Anyhow, I will be trying to post as I haven't got anything better to do with my time. But the hospital wifi is slow so no promises.

Magic, it's cool. I know you didn't mean anything bad by it. I'm not mad.

DB3, all Lysander has to do is open a door to the hourglass, something he will find way too easy to do....
Also Michael and Kitty already teleported back and we're having a conversation in the hallway. Not quite sure where we left that.

Kryz, I posted the intro for Kor already (Pyra in the office waiting for him to show) but I think you missed it. Go ahead and have him show up whenever.


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Well that was an awkward post to be naked for.... Not the kind of persuasion I had in mind! :P


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captain yesterday wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

I was more referring to co-workers:p

Customers aren't so bad as long as you don't listen to them, if someone is rude to me, I just walk away, end of encounter

When I worked at Subway back in the days of dinosaurs and pagers this lady got a sub with pickles, ate almost the whole thing, then demanded her money back because as she said "I ordered pickles not Cucumbers" I didn't give her the money back :-)

See, my problem is that I try to be reasonable with EVERYBODY.

NH: "I'm sorry, ma'am, but I can't give you a refund on a sandwich you've already eaten."
Customer: "But I didn't finish it!"
NH: "Well, you've eaten more than half of it. If you noticed something was wrong, you should have notified us right away."
Customer: "But I was hungry!"
NH: "Then the sandwich served its purpose, Ma'am."
Customer: "But I didn't enjoy it!"
NH: "Enjoying your food isn't part of Subway's corporate policy, Ma'am."
promise me you are calm as can be when you say this.
my wife goes the kill them with kindness route, she's like the Pele of killing them with kindness :-)

It sounds like your wife and I share similar philosophies. I learned it from my mom. My husband gets a kick out of the confused expressions on people's faces as they are trying to figure out what they just agreed to on those rare occasions when I decide that something is worth making a bit of a fuss over. :)


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♣♠Magic♦♥ wrote:
Third person pronouns make me feel like Johnny is back. -_-

Not really sure how to respond to this. :/


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The Doomkitten wrote:
Uhh... I'd like that. A lot. Even though I'm a complete rookie at this game and have no authority or seniority whatsoever. Thing is, I'd have to work with you over eMail, as I will be on (enforced) hiatus from the boards for the duration of summer vacation.

I got Icehawk's pitch for this via PM and it really fits well with what I already have, so I'm going to work with him on Haven.

But I'm sure there will be other opportunities for you to help work on pieces of setting design. Almost everyone does eventually. :)


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NobodysHome wrote:
lynora wrote:
Kidlet is playing Portal 2. I find it very amusing to listen to. :)

Might I suggest a second? One of my fondest summers was listening to the kids bicker and argue about how to solve various puzzles...

...wait! No it wasn't!

We may have to gift a copy to his friend that he plays online with. We still have enough store credit left from trading in all the games he doesn't play anymore. Kidlet is an only child so no convenient player two at home. :)

(Usually I'm trying to Get Things Done during his video game time since it one of those rare times when he is not wanting attention....)


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It certainly beats the hell of putting together a scrapbook with all the old photos. Blegh. I hate scrapbooks/photo albums/any variation thereof. But apparently random box of photos is not considered a good storage option. :(
Also pre digital cameras I had a very bad habit of keep all the photos regardless of whether they were worth saving or not. So much sorting to do. >.<


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Kidlet is playing Portal 2. I find it very amusing to listen to. :)


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icehawk333 wrote:
All the gem worlds are claimed now, right?

Unless Magic change his mind about running Nibiru, yes. Although I would be up for a team up on Haven if anyone wanted. I've only got the basics fleshed out so far. Nothing fancy.


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Monkeygod wrote:
I like the purples, though I will totally admit, the main reason is their breath weapon: It's a freakin sword of force!! How do you not like that?! LOL

That's basically the amethysts. Their breath weapon is a line of force and they're purple. So yeah....no purple dragons. We already has plenty. :P


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♣♠Magic♦♥ wrote:

What if X is the original name of the planet, and the one used on the main island, but each of the races on the planet calls it something different based on their name like Alocatra?

I just think the tie in of the Grandes being one of the Gems works really well.

And if topaz is the one that's not taken, that works even better. Topaz looks like glass and comes in every color.

In our previous discussion, did gem dragon religion ever come up? Shoot me a PM with the answer to that question and a quick refresher on the grandes to make sure I am remembering correctly and not mixing them up with something else. I think you were already skirting dangerously close to something with your concept that I need you to not do because of other background stuff that I've teased but not put out full explanations yet since its part of the Haven arc, and it makes a big difference to whether I can approve this idea. It was less of a deal when it was just one characters background, but we need to discuss in depth and make adjustments if it's for a whole planet.

Edit: Also there is the whole closed world thing. Tybs's backstory would need some serious reworking if this were true. Basically Agartha's wards broke due to lack of maintenance because the amethyst dragons were killed off. The other planets didn't have that problem. The biggest challenge in getting there is getting past wards. That's why the map book is so important. It's the only key that lets them past the other planets' wards.

Edit 2: even if Nibiru and Alocatra aren't the same world, doesn't mean you can't have Nibiru. We just need to discuss some details first since you've missed a lot of behind the scenes world building conversations.


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Monkeygod wrote:

Hey Lyn, I know we sort of allow 3.x stuff, especially if its fitting, and I was curious if that would include the numerous 'other' dragons that have been created, be they planar, or some of the other colors(Yellow, Purple, Brown, etc) that are currently not found officially in Pathfinder.

Also, what's the role of Drakes in this setting?

On Agartha Drakes were hunted to extinction during that whole anti dragon thing. Not that there were many there to start with.

I have brought in some of the other dragons on a case by case basis, but for the most part anyone who didn't fall in line with chromatic or metallic was destroyed. The gems hid. Some few others hid. But for the most part non-standard dragons are either dead or servants of the ruling dragons in the Empire. They are not present on gem dragon worlds. There aren't many in the Empire either. There just plain weren't many of them to start with.

(Confession time: I don't really like most of the less common colors of dragon. They don't fit well into the cosmology, especially for this game. So I came up with that whole explanation previously as a permanent excuse to not have to bring them in.)


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Agarthian Storyteller wrote:
I believe I had the Sapphire dragons, if that helps.

Yep it does. I remembered it backwards. You have Lemuria and FCD has Annwn and nobody has Nibiru at present.


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♣♠Magic♦♥ wrote:

Had some thoughts. I know, for me, having a thought at all is rare, so thoughts plural must've made you fall out of your chair. But here me out. :P

1. Is there a cure for normal lycanthropy in game? Like werewolf lycanthropy?

2A. Are all of the gem planets claimed? I think I offered to operate one and it was still up in the air. How many were there?

2B. OOOOHHHH it just occurred to me that if I can do one, it could be Alocatra(Tybs' planet for those that are new) and the dominant gem dragons there could be the ones Lyn and I talked about which would be sooooooo coooooool!

3. Has anyone ever considered the plane that we summon unseen servants from? Just a plane full of incredibly polite invisible people. They just constantly bump into each other because none of them can see each other. And they're just like "oh, pardon me good sir." "No, no, pardon me. I must say that if I could see your suit it would be impeccable today." "Why thank you. I assume the same of you as well, sir."

4. CELESTIAL KNIGHT. Apologies. I said we had only done a couple class, but I forgot to mention it's lunch right now...

In order:

1. Lycanthropy works as written. So the answers given already on the subject are correct. The twist is that lycanthropy, the magical disease, was created by someone trying to imitate Lycans. Lycans were a relatively peaceful people to begin with. Strong warriors (hence the desire to imitate them) but also bound by strict codes of honor. Because of the crimes committed by lycanthropes, Lycans were blamed. They were hunted and persecuted and that is how their current fairly brutal society developed. There are no Lycans left on non gem dragon worlds because of the false belief that they were contagious. They were hunted to extinction in the Empire. So....basically Lycans have a bone deep ancestral hatred of lycanthropes. The most reasonable Lycan will still try to claw the face off of a lycanthrope if they meet them. The most strongly good Lycan will still be growling and hostile toward a lycanthrope. It's not a matter of earning their trust. It's a matter of instinct. So that is a dramatic obstacle that would be facing any character with lycanthropy. Which isn't to say you can't bring one in, just want to make sure that you know ahead of time what you would be getting yourself into. Also, can work with making a cure more difficult, long term, etc if necessary for drama. Could have them be allergic to wolfsbane or something. So it's even more deadly and therefore an alternative has to be researched. Still wouldn't take forever, but it could be dragged out until the matter came to the attention of a more prominent staff member, or very resourceful fellow student, much like what happened with Ginni when she contracted a magical disease.
As far as alignments go, please remember that we play fast and loose with the alignment system in this game. It's basically an academic argument here. I find that alignment often becomes a straightjacket rather than a tool so I mostly ignore it. I consider the results of detect spells to be basically a fuzzy average. Sometimes that gives funny results. A couple of characters detect as both strong evil and strong good. Anyhow, as far as the potential assigned alignments of lycanthropes, there are none. Even if the rules said there were, there wouldn't be. Alignment is on an individual basis and for some individuals the answer is it's complicated.

2. I don't believe all of the gem planets were claimed. To my knowledge only two were claimed. Since it was first, I already started to introduce Haven (crystal). Next is Annwn (emerald), Lemuria (sapphire), and Nibiru (topaz). FCD claimed Lemuria, and I think DB3 claimed Annwn, but it might have been Nibiru, so I would need him to confirm which one it was. Agartha, Haven, Annwn, Lemuria, and Nibiru are all of the gem dragon worlds.
Alocatra could potentially come in later as a part of the systems alliance or whatever we call it presuming we can ever get this thing to come together in the first place. It just can't be one of the original five.

3. *snicker* I find this image amusing. Especially considering the way my down on her luck noble that I play in my real life game constantly casts unseen servant. She seriously carries a whole bunch of scrolls of it around with her so she doesn't have to actually do stuff for herself. :)


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I'm trying to place where the forest fire is. The rift is close but not right next to Avalon, but I don't know how far from the rift either of them traveled before setting the scenery on fire. If they are close I think that Ryleh, Al, and Sheess were out in the woods trying to train Al to control his fear aura...unless I'm misremembering. But if I am remembering correctly, I imagine Sheessuroussen makes a very effective fire extinguisher. ;P


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Damiani wrote:

FCD, did you need more for either Illithia or Vare?

One is being asked a question, while the other is via radio... Which I've no idea how or who in the school would respond too. Is there an administration office with ... Radio administrators?

Edit: unless I missed a response or two. Will check, so many posts from Voidwalkers invading lately.

There is a comm network for teachers. Probably goes through the school secretary. Also played by FCD.


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FireclawDrake wrote:
Thought experiment while I'm at work: What is Doctor Horrible's alignment (before the movie's climax)?

I'm going with CN. He wants to be evil, but he just doesn't quite make it there until the end.


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Monkeygod wrote:

Maybe Champion rules should be a doc that gets added to the Campaign info?

Yes, its not often that Champions do battle in such a way as to need to recall how things play out vs each other. But, that's exactly why having stuff we've decided in one central location helps. Three years in this game is an *insane* amount of posts to try and dig through, even with the search engine helping.

Also, it will cut down on time lost due to asking questions here that are already answered in the doc. Thankfully, Kryz was able to at least give a base answer, less than a half hour after FCD asked, and about three hours in total from him asking to his confirming the answers provided work for him. However, we all know that's not always the case, and a day or two could pass before solid answers are given. Unlikely, at best, as Lyn seems to always try to jump in if such a question arises, but not always.

Would be much more helpful to her, and the rest of us, to have all the rules that govern Champions in one easy to access section.

I thought that particular gem was already there, but maybe I left it out. *Double checks*

Okay, so yeah, I did include that writeup. I didn't clarify the corner case in point (that your powers still affect you, so buffs still work) so I will add that the next time that I update campaign info. Otherwise, I did specify about the powers not affecting other Champions. With examples even.


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Thanks for the feedback. I wasn't really feeling it from the description of PU and pretty much was only going to get it if it was going to be heavily requested here. So I think we'll file this one under kitchen sink. (As in we have everything but the kitchen sink in use here.) :P


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Three posts in a row! Craziness.....


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GM Fireclaw wrote:

Fei that Knowledge check should be enough to get pretty much whatever info you want on Great Wyrm blues, but won't tell you anything about her class levels. But Fei should definitely realize that she has class levels (or however you wanna phrase that in-game).

One thing I'm not too sure on: should Valor's Mantle work against Vai? I thought champion powers didn't apply their bonuses against other champions?

Edit: For example, Fei would know that typical great Wyrm blues have CL 17 for their magic, and Epic Spellcasting requires a minimum CL of 21, so he could infer minimally that Vai has advanced her CL by 4 through class levels.

As was pointed out up thread, yes, Champion abilities that are range:personal still function just fine. He can't directly effect her, but he can use an SLA to give himself better aim. Same goes for her. She can use her ability to buff herself, she just can't use champion abilities on him directly.


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Celestial Knight wrote:
Wow, I really didn't expect to be gone as long as I have been, I've missed a lot it seems

Welcome back. :)

I don't think it's been that crazy much in game time since you left so it shouldn't be too hard to get back up to speed.


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Monkeygod wrote:
It bothers me greatly that Lynora is listed under 'Previous Players'....

It's just a bit of weirdness from the changeover from the old format for PBPs to the new one with the connected tabs. Once I was officially listed as GM I couldn't also be listed as a player. :)

Also, hey, a post! Here's hoping this holds up. I am beyond sick of being cut off from being able to interact.


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Loving the time travel discussion. So much inspiration. And just when I'm in the middle of a time related arc too. *evil grin*

Now let's see if this post goes through. I've been having internet trouble the last couple of days and I'm really hoping that it's better enough that I can actually post game updates. Unlike last night when I swear my computer laughed at me when I tried to make a post....

Edit: Woo! First try! Presuming I don't lose connection again I should be able to post updates after dinner.


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Having internet troubles. Takes minutes every time page reloads. Getting a post up can take a half hour or more. I've been trying here but it's very difficult. :/


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Edward Sobel wrote:
Sorry Lyn, didn't get to join ya in the Silver Rose Company. seems I was just a little too stealth.

Hey, no worries. I was rooting for you, but I think Pat had other ideas based on what he knows is coming. Always a surprise to us poor players. :)


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Damiani wrote:

re: "Fido" -- dunno who Control is, or response owner there.

Heh.

Is still me. Ran out of time and had to wrap the post up early. Sorry for any confusion that caused.


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Yuugasa wrote:
lynora wrote:

Me now.

Me a couple months ago.

The pink hair was fun, but overall I prefer the blue. And it holds up better between touch ups. :)

Oh neat! You are really pretty lynora=)

Thank you. :)

(I've been working on accepting compliments graciously instead of arguing with people when they tell me something nice. But dang those insecurities are persistent. :P)


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Me now.

Me a couple months ago.

The pink hair was fun, but overall I prefer the blue. And it holds up better between touch ups. :)


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Alright, no hope of getting posts up tonight. I was hoping, but the lack of oxygen is getting to me.... (Spring allergy season has begun and has triggered my asthma something fierce, I had a bad asthma attack earlier this evening and am still exhausted from that and the medicine to treat it. And it's time for another dose. Bleh. It always gets worse at night. :/ )

Anyhow, I think it's time for some rest if I'm fortunate enough to be able to sleep. Always iffy when the asthma acts up.


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I would like to point out that both of your posts ignored the fact that Vai's father is right there watching over the body. It might be a good idea to just ask him to put a screen up....and yes, I will allow a minor retcon here since we had a lot of time between the start of the scene and now and obviously folks forgot who was present in the scene.


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Phaezeriel wrote:
@Whoever is in charge of the dead girls story arc, how shattered is Ginni's psyche?

I'm planning to put up a Ginni post soonish which should shed some light on that.


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icehawk333 wrote:

Uhm.

Lyn, is there a spesific time I whould bring the Voidwalkers in?

Sorry if we talked about this, beucsse if we did, I don't remember.

I told you that timing was at your discretion. So whenever you're ready. :)


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Arthur Barren wrote:
Arthur post pending response to the question: can robots use the arrows

Yes of course they can. Anyone can. Familiars can use the arrows if they want to.


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I don't know the other two, but Ed is one of my Avalon players. Very creative and no worries that he won't post often enough. :)


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So I had time set aside to update the game yesterday. And then my son's school messed up his schedule for the fourth quarter in a row. Nothing like a 0% batting average. >.<
Anyways, that time was spent comforting a crying kidlet. But he's bounced now and is dealing. So let's see what I can crank out before I fall asleep. :)


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Damiani wrote:
Monkeygod wrote:
Anybody heard from Lyn lately?
Kidlet + Spring Break? + assumption = No.

Replace assumption with surprise family visits, karate belt promotion, and massive house cleaning effort (I literally crammed my CRV full of crap to take to the Salvation Army, all of which I had to carry down from a second floor walk up. By myself since husband was out of town for work this week. And that's not even taking into account all the bags of trash and recycling I hauled down to the dumpsters.) and that equation is entirely correct. By the end of the days I was too tired to even read, let alone type. Apologies if I worried anyone. I should be able to set aside some time for updating game on Monday since kidlet will be back to school.


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My first post was May 2007. It was in a thread about what you wished you could be in real life...I still stand by my answer. :)

In the meantime, back in real life, spring cleaning is kicking my butt. All the dust is making my eyes itch and swell up...but this place is gonna look amazing whenever I actually finish...sometime before summer officially gets here I hope. :)


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That awkward moment when new posts in the discussion thread make you realize that you've accidentaly hidden the game thread...it's the checking the boards while half asleep that gets me every time. I'm guessing I'm pretty far behind now? I will try to catch up in the next day or so.

And I hope that things get better for you soon Patrick. I'm pretty sure you're due for a run of good luck.


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I'm sorry Kajehase. :(


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It's stone. That's why Aananda can go through the walls during an emergency. Lockers were tried and have since disappeared due to the movable nature of the school making them pretty bloody useless. :)
Stone color is optional and subject to change by day and location.

Also, sorry for my continued absence. Life has been interfering. Still up to my ears in cleaning and then my cat got sick yesterday so I spent a day trying to figure out what was wrong. Of course just before I called the vet this morning she decided that she was all better. Glad she's feeling better, frustrated about losing the time yesterday. :/


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This morning started with the toaster committing suicide. The apartment reeks of burnt plastic. >.<
I know Monday's are usually rough, but this is taking things a bit too far.


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*crawls out from under the piles of housework*

Hi, guys. I'm back(ish). Kidlet has made it back to school a couple days in a row and I've had some chance to catch up on things. But I'm also in the middle of a massive spring cleaning effort. So my posts will be sporadic at best for a while. But I'll try to get in a few here and there as I can. :)


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I hope you have a great time Magic. :)

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