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lucky7 wrote:
I'll need to get myself a cat one of these days.

I recommend it!

Having a cat (or any pet, really) is a lifechanging experience. When you care for an animal, your life revolves around that animal. Thus it is very important to understand how that animal thinks, how that animal communicates, and what the animal's needs are (social, psychological needs in addition to needs of the body), since animals are not like humans and it is erroneous to anthropomorphize them, or to think of them as an amusement rather than a living individual with its own emotions, thoughts and needs, even if those aren't humanlike emotions, thoughts or needs.

Also, if you are used to dogs, it's important to understand that cats are not like dogs. They're almost as different from dogs psychologically and socially as they are from humans, in fact.

I knew a cat who was kept by a family who was used to dogs and they never got along with the cat. They described several 'problems' they had with the cat which were actually just normal cat behaviors. The cat was always hiding from people, and very stressed out as it lived in a house with loud, active dogs and small children and his social needs weren't being met. Fortunately he was moved into a new, quieter environment where he was well loved and cared for and he didn't feel the need to hide.

So yeah that's my 2cp on cats.

I feel like someday in the future I might foster rescue cats, since I tend to get along with cats very well and love them a lot.

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Since you're my current Internet Cat Expert (I.C.E for short), would a QUIET (by which I mean unobstreporous and well behaved in general) dog and a cat work together?


Ceaser Slaad wrote:
I've got some trivia questions for you. I know that there were 9 Valkyries and one of them was named Brunhilda. Would you perchance know the names of the other 8 Valkyries, or where I could find that information? Also, if a Valkyrie were to use a last/family name, what would it be? Based on my limited knowledge of such things I am tempted to think it might be Wotansdotter or Odinsdotter, but those violate the naming conventions as I understand them.

I tend to think of the number of valkyrjar as being not defined, since a lot more than nine valkyrjar are mentioned in the edda. I do not remember the names of most of them, except the name of Skuld.

Ancient Scandinavians did not really do family surnames. patronyms (names from the father) was the custom, and in fact the custom is still practiced today in Iceland.

If a Valkyrie were to use a patronym, it would be the genitive form of her actual father's name + dóttir.

For example Brynhildr, as you mentioned, was the daughter of Buðli, so her patronym would likely be Buðlisdóttir, unless I am wrong about 'Buðlis' being the genitive form.

On a side note, some modern Norse heathens tend to use a patronym of their fultrui/patron god's name (for example Þórsdóttir or Oðinsson), but as far as I know, this is a modern practice and I don't know of historical heathens doing it.

I don't use such a patronym, and if I were to use a title indicating my closeness with Thor, I would use Anglo-Saxon þunreswine, or Old norse Þórsvinr. (friend of Thor)


lucky7 wrote:
Since you're my current Internet Cat Expert (I.C.E for short), would a QUIET (by which I mean unobstreporous and well behaved in general) dog and a cat work together?

yes, absolutely! individual cats and dogs, depending on their personalities, can get along.

An energetic cat might even get along with an energetic dog, since both animals have each other to play with.


Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
Ceaser Slaad wrote:
I've got some trivia questions for you. I know that there were 9 Valkyries and one of them was named Brunhilda. Would you perchance know the names of the other 8 Valkyries, or where I could find that information? Also, if a Valkyrie were to use a last/family name, what would it be? Based on my limited knowledge of such things I am tempted to think it might be Wotansdotter or Odinsdotter, but those violate the naming conventions as I understand them.

I tend to think of the number of valkyrjar as being not defined, since a lot more than nine valkyrjar are mentioned in the edda. I do not remember the names of most of them, except the name of Skuld.

Ancient Scandinavians did not really do family surnames. patronyms (names from the father) was the custom, and in fact the custom is still practiced today in Iceland.

If a Valkyrie were to use a patronym, it would be the genitive form of her actual father's name + dóttir.

For example Brynhildr, as you mentioned, was the daughter of Buðli, so her patronym would likely be Buðlisdóttir, unless I am wrong about 'Buðlis' being the genitive form.

On a side note, some modern Norse heathens tend to use a patronym of their fultrui/patron god's name (for example Þórsdóttir or Oðinsson), but as far as I know, this is a modern practice and I don't know of historical heathens doing it.

I don't use such a patronym, and if I were to use a title indicating my closeness with Thor, I would use Anglo-Saxon þunreswine, or Old norse Þórsvinr. (friend of Thor)

Thanks. Any idea where I could track down an English translation of the edda?


Ceaser Slaad wrote:
Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
Ceaser Slaad wrote:
I've got some trivia questions for you. I know that there were 9 Valkyries and one of them was named Brunhilda. Would you perchance know the names of the other 8 Valkyries, or where I could find that information? Also, if a Valkyrie were to use a last/family name, what would it be? Based on my limited knowledge of such things I am tempted to think it might be Wotansdotter or Odinsdotter, but those violate the naming conventions as I understand them.

I tend to think of the number of valkyrjar as being not defined, since a lot more than nine valkyrjar are mentioned in the edda. I do not remember the names of most of them, except the name of Skuld.

Ancient Scandinavians did not really do family surnames. patronyms (names from the father) was the custom, and in fact the custom is still practiced today in Iceland.

If a Valkyrie were to use a patronym, it would be the genitive form of her actual father's name + dóttir.

For example Brynhildr, as you mentioned, was the daughter of Buðli, so her patronym would likely be Buðlisdóttir, unless I am wrong about 'Buðlis' being the genitive form.

On a side note, some modern Norse heathens tend to use a patronym of their fultrui/patron god's name (for example Þórsdóttir or Oðinsson), but as far as I know, this is a modern practice and I don't know of historical heathens doing it.

I don't use such a patronym, and if I were to use a title indicating my closeness with Thor, I would use Anglo-Saxon þunreswine, or Old norse Þórsvinr. (friend of Thor)

Thanks. Any idea where I could track down an English translation of the edda?

There are many english translations. The one I use is this one at voluspa.org. It is a modified Bellows translation with annotations.

speaking of, it's been years since last I read it, and i should reread.

I should also reread Bēowulf, but that is slow work as when I do so, I also make my own prose Bēowulf translation.


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Have you entered SupahStah! yet?


Bluebell Golden Nostrils wrote:
Have you entered SupahStah! yet?

I have not! Unfortunately I can only do so many things at once.


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Are you stoked that you made it to page two without me flooding it with aliases :-)


Captain Yesterday Smurf wrote:
Are you stoked that you made it to page two without me flooding it with aliases :-)

He does that.

Ooh! Thread Idea!


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Oh no I have a strict don't post in threads people start for me policy, besides the aliases lose their appeal if they're contained in one place :-)

I will not be boxed in!


Captain Yesterday Smurf wrote:
Are you stoked that you made it to page two without me flooding it with aliases :-)

I love your aliases and they are welcome in my thread. c:


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You suck. That was a great thread idea. Get in there!

Edit - Fine, if you really want me to I will, but the people want this. It took less than a minute!


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Smurfed two people with one post :-)


I like how I got the smurf with a beard. how very fitting.

EDIT: ah, so it's a different smurf each time!


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AND YES I REALIZE I'M MIXING UP PM AND PUBLIC POST! My phone is being evil, I'm cleaning a bathroom, my mom is coming to visit, and it's hot. My circuits are a little fried. :-P


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my great-grandparents on my father's side were Polish immigrants to the US. My grandfather knew and spoke Polish fluently, but refused to do so around his children (other than a curse word or two), so my father and his siblings never learned the language.

I took German in college, and the only way I keep up is to listen to Rammstein :)

Silver Crusade

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Have you ever read something fictitous and then become temporarily (and irrationally) convinced it was actually a thing?


Kryzbyn wrote:

my great-grandparents on my father's side were Polish immigrants to the US. My grandfather knew and spoke Polish fluently, but refused to do so around his children (other than a curse word or two), so my father and his siblings never learned the language.

I took German in college, and the only way I keep up is to listen to Rammstein :)

That is very unfortunate!

I should learn German. It has some structural similarities with Old English, due to both being West Germanic languages.


lucky7 wrote:
Have you ever read something fictitous and then become temporarily (and irrationally) convinced it was actually a thing?

Not to my knowledge. I never even had this with horror. (I'm immune to horror, actually, it never seems to give me nightmares, induce fears or make me jumpy for the rest of the evening, no matter how good the story is)

I do believe that a person who inspired the idea of Bēowulf actually lived in the sixth century without any evidence to support that belief, but that his life was not like the way it was described in the manuscript.


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Having read nothing else in this thread, how long did it take you to come up with a pun-name about your rear-end?


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Tacticslion wrote:
Having read nothing else in this thread, how long did it take you to come up with a pun-name about your rear-end?

It was never intended to be so, lol. :Þ The name is Polish.

When it is actually pronounced the Polish way, it doesn't even sound like the word you're thinking of. ś = actually a soft sh sound.


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I thought it was because of this movie, hence my alias


Broncaneus the Yarnfoolish wrote:
I thought it was because of this movie, hence my alias

I have not seen this

Silver Crusade

Boo!


lucky7 wrote:
Boo!

I recall hearing about SCP's many years ago.

I am still not sure what they are.

Silver Crusade

1. Really, REALLY scary!

2. Do you know what Warehouse 13 is? If so, SCP is the idea of Warehouse 13 from a scientific perspective, with a darkly comedic twist.

Linky to the relevant one. From here, just browse through as you see fit (Series I, II, and III on the left).


lucky7 wrote:

1. Really, REALLY scary!

2. Do you know what Warehouse 13 is? If so, SCP is the idea of Warehouse 13 from a scientific perspective, with a darkly comedic twist.

Linky to the relevant one. From here, just browse through as you see fit (Series I, II, and III on the left).

How did this whole thing get started? Who writes this stuff?

I'd read more but i'm currently on a wh40k hyperfocus fix </adhd>

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I don't know. I briefly considered writing a few, but I'm a terrible writer :P

I remember 40k looked interesting a few years ago, but an incident involving a blood draw (I HATE needles) convinced me I didn't have the ability to get into it. Then I discovered Pathfinder, and the rest is all a blur. How is 40k?

Relevant Linky


I was formally introduced to it the other day (but have not had the opportunity to play a game, sadly) and it seems very interesting. The setting is quite hellish and imaginative.

I don't have money to buy miniatures but I've been thinking of figuring out how to play the game over roll20.

Silver Crusade

Ooooh...

Were you aware I have My very own Ask thread?

Silver Crusade

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Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
lucky7 wrote:

1. Really, REALLY scary!

2. Do you know what Warehouse 13 is? If so, SCP is the idea of Warehouse 13 from a scientific perspective, with a darkly comedic twist.

Linky to the relevant one. From here, just browse through as you see fit (Series I, II, and III on the left).

How did this whole thing get started? Who writes this stuff?

I'd read more but i'm currently on a wh40k hyperfocus fix </adhd>

Basically anyone can write an SCP entry, though only really good or interesting ones will make the official lists. AND NO MORE MOVING STATUE ONES, since most of those are essentially re-skins of the already popular and well-written SCP-117.

Now for a question, as a newcomer to 40k. What's a good way to get to know the setting besides the Dawn of War PC games. I have both and understand they're mostly excellent primers to the feel of the setting (Soulstorm excluded), and I've also watched Bruva Alfabusa's hilarious satire of the setting's tropes, "If The Emperor Had A Text-To-Speech Device," but I'm wondering how else I'm able to experience it short of playing the actual wargame, as I don't have the budget for miniatures nor the painting capability to make buying them worth it, and I've heard that the books can be of...wildly divergent degrees of quality.

Silver Crusade

*Pedant* It's actually SCP-173. /Pedant

I've wanted to do something with a watch that teleports you ten feet into the air when you use it, or something like that. Or a time machine that can only be used in increments of exactly one year (because you don't MOVE anywhere, so you could materialize into space if you screw up).


Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
lucky7 wrote:

1. Really, REALLY scary!

2. Do you know what Warehouse 13 is? If so, SCP is the idea of Warehouse 13 from a scientific perspective, with a darkly comedic twist.

Linky to the relevant one. From here, just browse through as you see fit (Series I, II, and III on the left).

How did this whole thing get started? Who writes this stuff?

I'd read more but i'm currently on a wh40k hyperfocus fix </adhd>

Basically anyone can write an SCP entry, though only really good or interesting ones will make the official lists. AND NO MORE MOVING STATUE ONES, since most of those are essentially re-skins of the already popular and well-written SCP-117.

Now for a question, as a newcomer to 40k. What's a good way to get to know the setting besides the Dawn of War PC games. I have both and understand they're mostly excellent primers to the feel of the setting (Soulstorm excluded), and I've also watched Bruva Alfabusa's hilarious satire of the setting's tropes, "If The Emperor Had A Text-To-Speech Device," but I'm wondering how else I'm able to experience it short of playing the actual wargame, as I don't have the budget for miniatures nor the painting capability to make buying them worth it, and I've heard that the books can be of...wildly divergent degrees of quality.

I am a newcomer to 40k, who was formally introduced to the game yesterday.

Right now I'm reading Dark Millennium, which is the second volume in the three-book core set for wh40k (the third volume is the rules of the game). It is an overview and history of the setting.

By the way the dawn of war soundtrack is amazing. I'm listening to this right now


lucky7 wrote:

*Pedant* It's actually SCP-173. /Pedant

I've wanted to do something with a watch that teleports you ten feet into the air when you use it, or something like that. Or a time machine that can only be used in increments of exactly one year (because you don't MOVE anywhere, so you could materialize into space if you screw up).

There is no such thing as absolute space. When you plot a point in space, you have to plot it relative to some other object.

hence I always assume that stuff like that just teleports you to a point relative to earth.

Silver Crusade

What is the strangest thing you think adventurers do?


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lucky7 wrote:
What is the strangest thing you think adventurers do?

During character creation, strategically choosing paths of training and equipment based on future party members they have never heard of yet.

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I like to think of it like online dating:

CN Half Orc Barbarian seeking Buffer Cleric of any alignment (Strength and War Domains a plus).


It seems to depend on the campaign

in campaigns where the party members have already known each other beforehand it actually makes sense, and in campaigns where the party members come from, say, an adventurer's guild (for example pathfinder society) where they can expect to be assigned to balanced parties it might also make sense.

It's just kind of funny to think about random young adventurer leaving town solo, saying, 'I'm not going to buy any potions of cure light wounds because I just know in my heart that I'll eventually team up with a cleric, even though I have absolutely no reason whatsoever to suspect this"

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I love the idea that it's sort of a given, though. It amuses me.


unrelated: sometimes I think about how tiny miniatures are

they are so small and adorable c: all of them, like this guy

i wish i had money for buying and painting miniatures


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In a setting where magic is real and clerics, wizards, sorcerers, etc. are almost a dime a dozen, why wouldn't a young adventurer expect to eventually meet up with a cleric? :-)


It is thundering here and i am very happy. I love my thunderfriend <3 þunorwine


Ceaser Slaad wrote:
In a setting where magic is real and clerics, wizards, sorcerers, etc. are almost a dime a dozen, why wouldn't a young adventurer expect to eventually meet up with a cleric? :-)

That's a fair point. Thought in the event that you don't meet up with one, you don't want to die a horrible death either.


Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
It is thundering here and i am very happy. I love my thunderfriend <3 þunorwine

Until the lightning takes out your internet connection. Hopefully without frying your computer. :-)


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Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
Ceaser Slaad wrote:
In a setting where magic is real and clerics, wizards, sorcerers, etc. are almost a dime a dozen, why wouldn't a young adventurer expect to eventually meet up with a cleric? :-)
That's a fair point. Thought in the event that you don't meet up with one, you don't want to die a horrible death either.

I think that in most cases it is more a matter of not having enough spare cash for potions of cure light wounds at the very start. Buying two or even one won't do you any good if you will fight against your first enemies with a blunt stick (because sharpened one was too expensive) and will have a cloth shirt padded with an old pillow for protection.

Every party I have seen tends to keep a few healing potions even with abundant healers (e.g. in my current Pathfinder party fighter is the only person that can't heal somehow) as a backup once they find them in loot or have a chance of stocking some.


Ceaser Slaad wrote:
Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
It is thundering here and i am very happy. I love my thunderfriend <3 þunorwine
Until the lightning takes out your internet connection. Hopefully without frying your computer. :-)

I have only had the internet go down rarely, actually.

It's all good, though, everyone accidentally breaks things, even Thor. c:


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Drejk wrote:
Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
Ceaser Slaad wrote:
In a setting where magic is real and clerics, wizards, sorcerers, etc. are almost a dime a dozen, why wouldn't a young adventurer expect to eventually meet up with a cleric? :-)
That's a fair point. Thought in the event that you don't meet up with one, you don't want to die a horrible death either.

I think that in most cases it is more a matter of not having enough spare cash for potions of cure light wounds at the very start. Buying two or even one won't do you any good if you will fight against your first enemies with a blunt stick (because sharpened one was too expensive) and will have a cloth shirt padded with an old pillow for protection.

Every party I have seen tends to keep a few healing potions even with abundant healers (e.g. in my current Pathfinder party fighter is the only person that can't heal somehow) as a backup once they find them in loot or have a chance of stocking some.

Good point. Our group usually starts at 3rd level which gives us more starter money to work with.

1st levlers are so poor and fragile.


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Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Having read nothing else in this thread, how long did it take you to come up with a pun-name about your rear-end?

It was never intended to be so, lol. :Þ The name is Polish.

When it is actually pronounced the Polish way, it doesn't even sound like the word you're thinking of. ś = actually a soft sh sound.

Ah, my apologies! I didn't realize you were Polish. (Though I should have guessed, given the rather high Pole-count on these forums!)

EDIT: still haven't read this thread, yet... sorry! The computer has been pretty awful today.


Tacticslion wrote:
Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Having read nothing else in this thread, how long did it take you to come up with a pun-name about your rear-end?

It was never intended to be so, lol. :Þ The name is Polish.

When it is actually pronounced the Polish way, it doesn't even sound like the word you're thinking of. ś = actually a soft sh sound.

Ah, my apologies! I didn't realize you were Polish. (Though I should have guessed, given the rather high Pole-count on these forums!)

EDIT: still haven't read this thread, yet... sorry! The computer has been pretty awful today.

Haha it's fine :Þ

Yeah I'm pleasantly surprised by how many polish people are on this forum o:

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