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OK< so I was raised in Oklahoma, (Where we actually have all 4 seasons!) so i don't really mind either extreme. I mean I LIKE & prefer it to be comfortable, but I can deal with HOT, and I can deal with COLD.

I just want the weather to make up it's DAD-BLAMED MIND on which one it's gonna be! This daily roller coaster of temp changes is just,... annoying.

>_<

And rain? Yeah,...
In southern Lousy-Anna, even when it's DRY and you haven't seen rain in weeks (which almost never happens) its still like 99% humidity most of the time. :P


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Dang it, how did my wizard robes get turned inside out?
O_o


I'm in Oxford, as I have a sword-fighting meeting/tournament this weekend and thought I'd make a holiday of it. It's unseasonably warm, and there are very many Chinese tourists.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I was just wondering about ya! How are you?

I'm doing okay. My employer is being bought by another Security company, so I had to fill out an employment form and get three sets of fingerprints done. Treated myself to some pizza from a nearby Target, afterwards.


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When ever I want to complain about the weather I generally say "It's better than raining horses."


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Thomas Seitz wrote:
When ever I want to complain about the weather I generally say "It's better than raining horses."

O_o

Um, yeah,... Ouch?!?

(I'm picturing Wile E Coyote with his tiny umbrella, with horses landing on him,...)
;P


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Ragadolf wrote:
Thomas Seitz wrote:
When ever I want to complain about the weather I generally say "It's better than raining horses."

O_o

Um, yeah,... Ouch?!?

(I'm picturing Wile E Coyote with his tiny umbrella, with horses landing on him,...)
;P

Oh come on!


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Well I hope everyone’s having a better Valentine’s Day than me. Gave my lady a heart to celebrate. She. Freaked. Out. Long story short, we’re taking a break.


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Yeah, some folks just don't get into the spirit of the holiday like others do.


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This is why I prefer Halloween anyway if I'm picking a celebration of chocolate.


Thomas Seitz wrote:
This is why I prefer Halloween anyway if I'm picking a celebration of chocolate.

Wait. Chocolate?


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Monkey Santa's totally stoked to find his favorite movie is on Netflix.


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quibblemuch wrote:
Monkey Santa's totally stoked to find his favorite movie is on Netflix.

Monkey Santa needs to watch Kong, Skull Island, a far superior telling of the King Kong story.


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Monkey Santa loves all Kongs equally.

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But Kong Skull Island has the best use of weaponized scenery in modern cinema.


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Monkey Santa wrote:
Monkey Santa loves all Kongs equally.

Interesting.


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I've not seen "Skull Island", but I love love love Peter Jackson's "King Kong".


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I liked Jackson's Kong. One of like six people on the planet who seem to have liked it. I think he was still too much in LOTR mode when he directed it. It's not interesting enough to support its length. Tries to be too epic. Like I said, I feel like Jackson wasn't in the right mindset for a Kong movie. And I *still* like it.

Skull Island, I think, is better.


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Admittedly Jackson's rendering slows down considerably after they take Kong away from Skull Island, but during the time they're on it is nonstop action. I even have the book with the creatures that inhabit the island, not just the ones seen in the movie. I've statted monsters from it.


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As someone who has seen every King Kong movie ever made I can say without hesitation that Kong Skull Island is the best one.


Hi, everyone.


Hey, John! How's it goin'?


Doing okay. Have a Tekko meeting this Sunday.


Cool. This my group's off weekend. My GF is coming down and staying until Monday. I may work on some stuff for the next session, though.


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Even though I've not seen the beginning, even I have to agree that Skull Island is the best Kong movie. That includes Peter Jackson's version.

Also I just saw Stan's picture of the snowline in the mountainous areas of the Pacific Northwest. It's insane... the snow fall. I want it!!


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Please may we have stats for Monkey Santa.


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Limeylongears wrote:
Please may we have stats for Monkey Santa.

Sorry, no. Monkey Santa’s like a Pathfinder deity—no stats. He’s what you might call ‘plot critical’.


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I'm glad we're not statting Monkey Santa because otherwise I'd find a way to kill it...

Also I'm glad for having Monday off.


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quibblemuch wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
Please may we have stats for Monkey Santa.
Sorry, no. Monkey Santa’s like a Pathfinder deity—no stats. He’s what you might call ‘plot critical’.

I shudder to think of the cat's power.


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Star Wars Fencing Flash Mob


John Napier 698 wrote:
Star Wars Fencing Flash Mob

Oh! You are such a tease!

(Link didnt work for me, typo? or did it get moved after you posted it?)

Cuz NOW I need to see this!

O_O


Cleaning out cabinet shelves in the kitchen can be revealing about the amount of crap my family has left my mom in her cupboards.


Ragadolf wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
Star Wars Fencing Flash Mob

Oh! You are such a tease!

(Link didnt work for me, typo? or did it get moved after you posted it?)

Cuz NOW I need to see this!

O_O

I guess it got removed. Bummer. :(

Current Link. Watch it while you can.


Scribe servilis, a petty fiendish scribe that might reluctantly serve you, if you threaten (or bribe) it into service. Or if you are a powerful fiend.


Vin Diesel plays D&D

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John Napier 698 wrote:
Star Wars Fencing Flash Mob

So when you fence you'll need to be generally in a lunge position? Owww...that's going to make your thighs ache after a while. And no lets not get into fancy stuff. Me will trip over my own feet! But again it may be able to be trained out with practice...


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So today's lesson in gaming; (Note this isn't applicable to me since I'm single) If you're going to poke fun at your ex-girlfriend at the gaming table, don't do it when HER girlfriend is trying to learn stuff and make her feel bad. Or at least do it without mentioning Valentine's Day crap.


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John Napier 698 wrote:
Ragadolf wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
Star Wars Fencing Flash Mob

Oh! You are such a tease!

(Link didnt work for me, typo? or did it get moved after you posted it?)

Cuz NOW I need to see this!

O_O

I guess it got removed. Bummer. :(

Current Link. Watch it while you can.

Oh yeah! I found that one! Yay! Thx!

As a bonus, I found the videos for 'making your own combat ready lightsabre' & using teh guts from a toy sabre. :)


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John Napier 698 wrote:
Vin Diesel plays D&D

YES!

ROFL!
:)


Just a Mort wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
Star Wars Fencing Flash Mob
So when you fence you'll need to be generally in a lunge position? Owww...that's going to make your thighs ache after a while. And no lets not get into fancy stuff. Me will trip over my own feet! But again it may be able to be trained out with practice...

Oh yes, you get to have good legs after a while.

I'm a cruddy fencer, (I HATE the 'olympic rules' that are mostly used today. Mostly because most judges cant tell the difference between attacking without a proper parry, and a riposte!) >_<

BUT< I am a very good (decent? depends on your point of view) STAGE combatant. (Actor/Combatant- Society of American Fight Directors)

Either way, your arms and legs get really good workouts!
:)

(MY way, you dont worry about getting hurt!) ;P


Ragadolf wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
Star Wars Fencing Flash Mob
So when you fence you'll need to be generally in a lunge position? Owww...that's going to make your thighs ache after a while. And no lets not get into fancy stuff. Me will trip over my own feet! But again it may be able to be trained out with practice...

Oh yes, you get to have good legs after a while.

I'm a cruddy fencer, (I HATE the 'olympic rules' that are mostly used today. Mostly because most judges cant tell the difference between attacking without a proper parry, and a riposte!) >_<

BUT< I am a very good (decent? depends on your point of view) STAGE combatant. (Actor/Combatant- Society of American Fight Directors)

Either way, your arms and legs get really good workouts!
:)

(MY way, you dont worry about getting hurt!) ;P

The stance depends on whether you're doing Olympic or historical fencing/SCA (or stage fencing, as Ragadolf says); the stances in historical fencing also vary greatly according to which weapon and/or period you're studying.

For a real Vision of Agony, especially if you've ever had back trouble, take a look at these guards from Salvator Fabris' rapier system


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My relief just walked in. About to clock out. Good night, everyone.


Limeylongears wrote:

The stance depends on whether you're doing Olympic or historical fencing/SCA (or stage fencing, as Ragadolf says); the stances in historical fencing also vary greatly according to which weapon and/or period you're studying.

For a real Vision of Agony, especially if you've ever had back trouble, take a look at these guards from Salvator Fabris' rapier system

OH YES!

If your talking PERIOD fighting styles, that's another entire different bag of pain your talking about then!
;)
I don't know as much about period styles as I would like, but I'm fairly certain that several were created just because they wanted to prove a popular teacher wrong, and not because they were actually superior.
:P

EDIT- OI VAY those stances and guard positions!
Aged wizzie's back hurts just looking at the illustrations!
>_<


So today is a good day for the fact I DID manage to almost sleep until noon. Now I just have to see how Wednesday through Saturday treat me as I a) take care of my regular clients and b) my neighbor two houses up from me with their dog who is a great dog...but I just feel so tired taking care of MY dogs some times.


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Garcon servilis. When you are a fiend but you need your staff to serve a fancy dinner for your guests.


Ragadolf wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:

The stance depends on whether you're doing Olympic or historical fencing/SCA (or stage fencing, as Ragadolf says); the stances in historical fencing also vary greatly according to which weapon and/or period you're studying.

For a real Vision of Agony, especially if you've ever had back trouble, take a look at these guards from Salvator Fabris' rapier system

OH YES!

If your talking PERIOD fighting styles, that's another entire different bag of pain your talking about then!
;)
I don't know as much about period styles as I would like, but I'm fairly certain that several were created just because they wanted to prove a popular teacher wrong, and not because they were actually superior.
:P

EDIT- OI VAY those stances and guard positions!
Aged wizzie's back hurts just looking at the illustrations!
>_<

To be fair, it does work - IF you have the flexibility - as you're very well covered, and you won't actually adopt the guard until you're within strikimg distance.


I fenced in college. I weighed HALF what I do now but I was still a fairly big and intimidating guy to most of the others in the class. It started as just a hobby with a couple of buddies. But man, do I miss being able to do that.


Limeylongears wrote:


To be fair, it does work - IF you have the flexibility - as you're very well covered, and you won't actually adopt the guard until you're within strikimg distance.

FAir enough, I'll accept that as a valid argument. :)

In 'Stage' combat, (UNLESS you are doing a period piece) you actually want to make your self an EASY target, as that makes it easier for your partner to see where he's aiming and not hurt you, and makes the 'threat' on stage seem that much more real to the audience. :)

MY friends and I never 'fenced', but we DID beat each other with wooden swords out behind the dorm for the first couple of years of college!
As none of us wanted to hurt the others, or be hurt, we pulled our punches, but I got several rapped knuckles and whacked knees. (I did learn to keep my leg BACK finally! amazing how easy a target the knee is!)
:P


So once again our state legislature has failed to live up to the promises about improving PUBLIC education and paying our teachers and service personnel a good wage. So once more! 55 Strong!!


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Our governor, in a surprise act of common sense and decency, signed a bill Friday that will increase teacher pay by $4000 over the next 3 years. At least now they'll be able to afford to buy their own supplies in classrooms since they state doesn't.

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