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Readerbreeder wrote:
Coriat, could you provide an English translation for that sentence? My Latin doesn't go much farther than word roots and the execution escape scene from Johnny Dangerously.


Coriat wrote:

necaturus enim erat ille in sacrificiis suis animantia et illis honoribus invitaturus mihi suffragatura daemonia videbatur.

Augustinus, Confessiones

"For that man was going to kill living things in his sacrifices, and by those honors he would have invited demons to favor me."

"Thus, he does his best to fight the PCs."

Lords of Madness, Richard Baker/James Jacobs/Steve Winter


The Exchange

"I made ready to leave, thanking the man for his time."
from Black Wings of Cthulhu: Twenty-one Tales of Lovecraftian Horror. This passage comes from Desert Dreams by Donald R. Burleson.
I only just started the book and am still on Pickman's Other Model....

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Hilary Mantel in Bringing Up the Bodies wrote:
Gregory looks worried.

Coriat wrote:
Readerbreeder wrote:
Coriat, could you provide an English translation for that sentence? My Latin doesn't go much farther than word roots and the execution escape scene from Johnny Dangerously.


Coriat wrote:

necaturus enim erat ille in sacrificiis suis animantia et illis honoribus invitaturus mihi suffragatura daemonia videbatur.

Augustinus, Confessiones

"For that man was going to kill living things in his sacrifices, and by those honors he would have invited demons to favor me."

Cool. You can find role-playing ideas pretty much everywhere!

Heh, just yesterday I was reviewing Anglo-Saxon riddles. I found one that fit the answer of 'iceberg' pretty well, but it fit the city-crushing living glaciers from Kobold Press's Midgard setting even better.

"'Archery? Hand to Hand?' 'Swords,'I said."

Dave Gross, Prince of Wolves

They cooked their provisions also in iron pots, and had European cutlasses and cross bows, which were unknown to us; and fought with their fists among themselves.

--The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African. Written by Himself

I am there, I help, I came stretch'd atop of the load,
I felt its soft jolts, one leg reclined on the other,
I jump from the cross-beams and seize the clover and timothy,
And roll head over heels and tangle my hair full of wisps.

--Walt Whitman, "Song of Myself" in Leaves of Grass, "Death-Bed Edition"

"I don't do emotional entanglements."

"Hungry Heart", by Simon R. Green, collected in Down These Strange Streets, George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, eds.

This is the crime that this government has committed, and if you don't do something about it in time, you are going to open the doors for something to be done about it from outside forces.

--"The Black Revolution," in Malcolm X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements

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"We're here to expel, to get rid of a demon that's taken over one of God's angels, if that's what she really is, and enchanted my husband so it's all he can think about painting."

Uncle Chaim and Aunt Rifke and the Angel by Peter S Beagle in The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Three

"Well," I say, "I do." Worldwired by Elizabeth Bear

"La Donna promised to make contact this evening and before I meet her again I need to know what the Cardinal has decided with regard to her." The Alchemist in the Shadows by Pierre Pevel

Hard to believe nothing I've read has had a page 55 since the end of last month, but, true, apparently. Lot of works in bigger volumes. Anyway,

But she wasn't really listening.

--Michael Moorcock, The Whispering Swarm

Liberty's Edge RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16, RPG Superstar 2012 Top 16

Everyone had heard stories, about how the city rotted inside its wall, dissolving and decaying in the heavy, poisonous gas that billowed out from the fissure at the city's heart.

Cherie Priest, The Inexplicables

Malekith held the bloodied strip of flesh for all the Black Council to see; "One of you bought Ezresor's tongue, look well upon what you purchased!"

-C.L. Werner, Deathblade: A Tale of Malus Darkblade.

Grand Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32, RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

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"Even if he set his game in his own homebrew world, if he used things like ankhegs or otyughs that are open content but not public domain, he'd have to include the OGL as part of his story and would have to make part of his story open content."

~James Jacobs, >>Ask *James Jacobs* ALL your Questions Here!<<

In fact, public awareness of Tibet in general rises and falls with the periodic anti-China demonization campaigns conducted by the U.S. State Department and its agents.

--Heather Benno, "Tibet, imperialism and the right of self-determination" in China: Revolution and Counterrevolution, edited by Andy McInerney

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"Det blotta faktum att Katolska Ligans medlemmar blev allt fler ledde till att Evangeliska unionen växte."

The mere fact that the Catholic League gained more members led to the Evangelical union growing.

Dick Harrison - Ett stort lidande har kommit over oss: Historien om trettioåriga kriget (A great suffering has come upon us: The history of the Thirty-years War)

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"De drack några glas te och talade lite om gamla tider, vilket i deras fall betydde demonstrationer och möten på 70-talet, de talade om situationen i Gaza, om det ironiska i att just demokratin hade gett Palestinierna en regering med religiösa dårar så att västvärlden underkände demokratin och lät Israelerna bygga vidare på sin totala annektering av allt palestinskt land."

They drank a few glasses of tea and spoke a bit about the old days, which in their case meant demonstrations and meetings during the 70:s, they spoke about the situation in Gaza, about the irony of democracy being what had given the Palestinians a goverment of religious lunatics so that the western world declared democracy a failure and allowed the Israelis to continue their total annexation of all Palestinian land.

Jan Guillou - Fienden Inom Oss (The Enemy Within Us)

"In the meantime, the decimation of the land between Cheliax and the Worldwound would dilute the strength of the horde and simultaneously improve the Empire's relative strength."

Dave Gross, King of Chaos

Farrakhan is a sinister demagogue whose "empowerment" rhetoric and program match that of the Reaganite right, from black businesses to "anti-drug" repression.

--"L.A. Flashpoint U.S.A.: Racist Cop Bonapartism vs. Minorities, Immigrants, Labor" in [i]Black History and the Class Struggle No. 9: Los Angeles Explodes--There Is No Justice in Capitalist America


-- Benjamin Hoff - "The Tao of Pooh"

"Can I start the generator and play Hayride Party on the radio?"

Stephen King, "1922", collected in Full Dark, No Stars

Out of curiosity, Kejehase, do you happen to know anything about the etymology of the Scandinavian tongues? I'm picking up what I think are Germanic influences, but I'm not really sure...

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It's not a specialist subject of mine, but I've pucked up a thing or two through osmosis and everyday curiousity.

Readerbreeder, the Scandinavian languages are etymologically considered germanic languages. There are a startling number of words that are similar or even identical in for instance Danish and German, even though many Danes and many Germans don't seem to realize this. But pronounciation is often very different.

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In fact, the Scandinavian languages, within the discipline of comparative linguistics, are formally called the North Germanic languages.

That should give some idea of whether they've got any connection with Germanic languages or not ;)

Thanks for the info, gentlemen! And for the link, Coriat; now I get to disappear into another Wikipedia rabbit hole.

Disunion! by Elizabeth Varon wrote:
Gallatin concluded that "the present generation has proved worthy of their fathers."

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On a scale of one to ten?

Rat Queens volume 2: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N'rygoth by Kurtis J Wiebe, Stjepan Sejic, and Roc Upchurch

Let me guess.

Ravine, volume 2 by Stjepan Sejic and Ron Marz

The sale of the boy had been carried out "conditionally, with the right of redemption."

The Black Count by Tom Reiss


Jag trodde länge att det var jag...

For a long time I thought it was me...

Med sänkt blick (With Lowered Gaze), original title Les Yeux Baissés by Tahar ben Jelloum, translated to Swedish by Mats Löfgren

If my authority is undermined by Sorgrad's defiance, my authority over all wizards is weakened, in the eyes of mageborn and mundane alike.

Dangerous Waters part 1 of The Hadrumal Crisis by Juliet E McKenna

I change the subject

Hammered by Elizabeth Bear

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“Papa Fred, are you okay?”

Scardown (e-book edition) by Elizabeth Bear

The Confederate War by Gary Gallagher wrote:
Writing before the full impact of Sherman's capture of Atlanta had become evident, this correspondent perceived a potentially disastrous lack of will above the Potomac: "The North can yield to fatigue; they the war would have served only to substitute a national hate for a political rivalry; and to ruin more profoundly the Union,"

'I did not imagine that the Marquis would be so cruel as to refuse me what was mine by right and was convinced that once his first anger had passed, he would not inflict a second injustice upon me' - The Misfortunes of Virtue, by the Defined Arquebus himself

Harlow describes how the iron bar had penetrated Gage's head:

The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being by Alice Roberts

"Bard seems of a wiser kind than most of them, but what about his subjects?"

The One Ring Roleplaying Game by Francesco Nepitello

Using these controls, the PCs can shut down any or all of the power to the attack pyramids as well as free the magical bonds that hold the Short spirit Sehela.

Pyramid of the Sky Pharaoh by Mike Shel

Grand Lodge

"'We bought a house, believe it or not,' he replied."

The Armageddon Rag, George R. R. Martin

There were many.

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman

"More's the pity."

--George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

One who was an expert on the humiliations incident to being a slave remarked,[7] "Does a slave look dissatisfied?"

--Herbert Aptheker, quoting Frederick Douglass, American Negro Slave Revolts

She was so tired after her long day and her walk that she confided her trouble to him--that she had been waiting ever since he saw her to have their company home, because the road at night was strange to her.

--Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles

"But we came."

--Leigh Brackett, "The Dancing Girl of Ganymede" in The Halfling and Other Stories

Dark Archive Vendor - Fantasiapelit Tampere

"They are influenced by particular design ideologies and cultures of production."

--Olli Sotamaa, "The Player's Game- Towards understanding player production among computer game cultures."

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'It is only thst this individuality is not laid claim to; the female renounces it for the benefit of the species, which demands this abdication' - Simone de Beauvoir's 'The Second Sex'

Not as good as 'It is notable that the living impulse that brings about the vast production of sperms is expressed also in the male by the appearance of bright plumage, brilliant scales, horns, antlers, a mane....'

{Strokes mane, preens plumage, polishes antlers}


"I've got bricks and razor wire." - Harry Dresden
Jim Butchers White Night (Dresden Files)

Frank L. Owsley, "The Fundamental Cause of the Civil War: Egocentric Sectionalism wrote:
First, was the habit of the dominant section-that is, the section which had the larger share in the control of the Federal government-of considering itself the nation, its people the American people, its interests the national interests; in other words, the habit of considering itself the sole possessor of nationalism, when, indeed, it was thinking strictly in terms of one section; and conversly the habit of the dominant section regarding the minority group as factional, its interests and institutions and way of lie as un-American, unworthy of friendly consideration, and even the object of attack.

Frank Owsley wrote only in paragraph-long run-on sentences. And you thought I was bad. He's excerpted in Stampp's The Causes of the Civil War. If you take from this that Owsley was a wild galloping racist then you would be absolutely right. Even by the standards of his time (1890-1956) he was reactionary.

He's also the author of one of the seminal works on Confederate diplomacy and if you ever heard that the CSA "died of states rights," then you've heard someone quoting him.

"I let it out in full earnest, so long and wide that the people in the front row could count my teeth."

Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

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"Any privileged group will inevitably seek to put a brake on progress in order to retain its privileges, while the oppressed section of society is bound to fight all such attempts in order to stand up for its own rights."

--Ivan Yefremov, "The Heart of the Serpent" in More Soviet Science Fiction edited by Isaac Asimov

When crouching, the Pogrebin resembles a shiny, round rock.

--Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

He pulled himself up through the gap in the floor and started prancing and dancing with joy.

--Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox

"What are we going to do?" said Agnes.
Carpe Jugulum, Terry Pratchett

Within this mix there was an intense and volatile contention of ideas and clash of forces about the extent and meaning of black freedom and, importantly, black suffrage.

--"New Orleans Racist Atrocity--One Year After: Race, Class and the Fight for a Workers America," Black History and the Class Struggle, No. 20: From Mumia Abu-Jamal to Jena Six--Capitalist "Justice" = Racist Repression

Headed by the Brazilian military, more than 10,000 UN troops and police are imposing "order" on a starving, homeless population, brutally repressing social protest and rebuilding the machinery of repression on behalf of Haiti's imperialist masters.

--"Haiti: Mass Misery Under Imperialist Occupation--All U.S./UN Troops Out!," Black History and the Class Struggle, No. 21: Obama: CEO of Racist American Capitalist System

What they won fell well short of these objectives.

--Don Cane, "The Grant Administration (1869-1877) and the Rise of U.S. Imperialism," Black History and the Class Struggle No. 22: Race and Class in American History: Colonial America, the Civil War and the Rise of U.S. Imperialism

Along with the intellectuals, lawyers and other representatives if the black petty-bourgeoisie who formed the ANC, the chiefs' main concern was begging the British colonial rulers to grant them a privileged position as black aristocracy within the system of white capitalism rule.

--"Traditional Courts Bill: Dire Threat to Women--South African Government Promotes Reactionary Tribal Leaders," Black History and the Class Struggle, No. 24: 150 Years Since the Emancipation Proclamation--Finish the Civil War! For Black Liberation Through Socialist Revolution!

With an easy condescension, and kind forbearance towards our stupidity--which, to his order of mind, must have seemed little short of crime,--would he forthwith, by the merest touch of his finger, make the incomprehensible as clear as daylight.

--Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Custom-House," The Scarlet Letter

Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:

"But apparently everyone else worships at its shrine."

--Jane Gaskell, The Serpent

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