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wolfguard says:
(Sun May 1 21:19:28 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Lostinamerica,

When we talk about memory, learning, emotion, personality, etc. we using
mental constructs1 which represent real physical processes.
The pairing of a concept-real thing(s) may be a valid, invalid, or
somewhere in between. What seems certain is real biophysical processes
are happening.

From a clinical perspective, the question begins with correctly
describing the "dysfunction", sourcing the underlying processes, and
then assessing whether the mechanisms of the process are not working or
the process is working, but in an imperfect world there can be imperfect
results.

An example of the first case might be a tumor that damaged a brain's
hippocampus. This part of the brain plays a major role in "memory" and
"emotion". The person will be different and most anyone observer would
describe these differences as 'dysfunctional'. I do not if there's
anything that could be done to restore the person's 'mental health'.

An example of the second case is the child who is bitten by a dog and
from it learns dogs are dangerous. The child has over-generalized.
Still, the processes of learning worked. What's probably needed is
guided learning to change "all dogs are dangerous" to "some dogs are
dangerous" and/or "under certain conditions all/some dogs can be
dangerous".

Another case that combines both views would be damage to the sensory
systems. Imagine a baby or toddler who for some reason had both ear
drums ruptured. They are not going to be able to hear and be exposed to
language until the ear drums are repaired or replaced. Beyond the
physical dysfunction comes possible developmental problems whose
severity probably varies directly without how long they go without
hearing. So first, fix the underlying process for transmitting sound to
the brain and then 'fix' whatever problems developed because they could
not hear for some period of time.


1 We're using/are the psychological processes examining
themselves. It's so meta. *g*



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun May 1 20:53:04 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
It's been a lazy, hazy day, but I just joined a gym to get a little more exercise in.

lostinamerica Yeah...I don't really want to see something swing from one extreme to the other as far as treating mental illness. Things are crazy enough as it is.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun May 1 12:41:17 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Sunday, May 1st 2016 C.E.

We have FIVE (5) Birthdays!



Bailey Chase as Graham Miller
Julie Benz as Darla
Kugelmass
Mabb
vampchica


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Bailey Chase, Julie Bemz, Kugelmass,Mabb, vampchical




Oh! I know this one! 'Slaying entails certain sacrifices, blah blah blahbity blah, I'm so stuffy, gimme a scone.' Buffy, 'Inca Mummy Girl''

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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lostinamerica says:
(Sun May 1 11:39:57 2016 68.34.208.116) [Edit/Delete]
ChristopherMarlowe,
wolfguard
--Certain mental
illnesses are the result of the
lack or excess of biochemicals
and so drugs would be necessary
to treat them. Others could be
treated with counseling.

I just hope this effort doesn't
end up trying to treat the former
like the latter, because I can't
see it working.


Happy Belated Birthday Comma!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun May 1 04:50:25 2016 24.111.189.178) [Edit/Delete]
Whew...working the door at a dance
is hard work!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun May 1 00:18:01 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
Via the website...mental floss.com

The fourth edition has recently been published, and given the books broadly inclusive approach to World English, not just to American English and British English, the title has been changed to Garners Modern English Usage. There are also other changes. Language is a living thing, after all, and usage norms are not static. Since the third edition, Garner has used a language-change index to rank the acceptability of many of the entries. These rankings allow a more fine-grained understanding of proper use than a simple right/wrong judgment. A given usage can be captured by one of the following:
Stage 1: Rejected (e.g., the use of every since for ever since.)
Stage 2: Widely shunned (e.g., the use of to gift for to give.)
Stage 3: Widespread but (In this stage well-educated people might use it but not when being formal or careful, e.g., the figurative use of literally.)
Stage 4: Ubiquitous but (In this stage most people have accepted it, but a few die-hards are not giving in, e.g.,he use of healthy to mean healthful.)
Stage 5: Fully accepted
One of the great achievements of Garners guide is that it can track the shift from one stage to another over time. Indeed, a number of entries have switched rank in the seven years since the third edition was published. Whats more, the rank assignments in the new edition are informed by the vast collection of English usage data in Google Books. Garner used Google Ngram Viewer to look at the relative frequency of words and phrases in English books and those numbers to support his judgments.
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For example, even though spitting image began as a corruption of the phrase spit and image, it is now a fully accepted Stage 5. The ngram numbers back this up. Over millions of English books, the ratio of spitting image to spit and image is 23 to 1. The ratio tells you that if you still think spitting image is incorrect, youre sitting on a pretty lonely perch.
Garners Modern English Usage is a living usage manual, and that makes it a useful usage manual. Here are seven words that changed their rankings from the last edition to the new one.
1. GANTLET OR GAUNTLET
The phrase running the gauntlet began as running the gantlet. The gauntlet version has now moved from a Stage 4 to a Stage 5, fully acceptable, choice. The ngram ratio of gauntlet to gantlet in this phrase is 11:1.
2. DAMN OR DAMNED
Is it one damn thing or another or one damned thing or another? In phrases like this, the damn form has now gone from a Stage 4 to Stage 5. The ngram ratio of damn thing to damned thing is 3:1.
3. DIVED OR DOVE
Dived has long been considered the correct past tense of dive, but the use of dove has been growing for decades under the influence of drove. Dove was a Stage 4 that has now made it to Stage 5. The ngram ratio of she dove to she dived is 1.2:1.
4. STRODE OR STRIDDEN
After someone strides into a room, have they strode or stridden into it? Strode has made strides here, raising in ranking from a Stage 3 all the way to a Stage 5. The ratio for had strode to had stridden is 3:1.
5. FREE REIN OR FREE REIGN
The original formulation of free rein points to an image of a horse, not royalty. But reign is on the rise in this phrase. It was a Stage 2 that has now been judged a Stage 3.
6. IMPACTFUL
Impactful is still called barbarous jargon, but where in the last edition it was deemed Stage 1 ("rejected"), it has moved up to Stage 2 and is merely "widely shunned."
7. CORD OR CHORD
Properly its vocal cord and strike a chord but people often get cord and chord confused. Vocal chord for cord has gotten more common, moving from a Stage 2 to a Stage 3, but strike a cord has gone down in rank, from Stage 2 to Stage 1 at a ratio of 25:1, showing that acceptability rankings are not a one-way ticket to everything becoming acceptable.
Learn more about subtle distinctions in the way we use words from the 6000 other entries like this in Garner's Modern English Usage.
April 29, 2016 - 10:00pm



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Apr 30 20:21:11 2016 70.198.43.98) [Edit/Delete]
Still reading *g*



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Apr 30 17:30:03 2016 70.198.48.41) [Edit/Delete]
Getting settled in with my stack of
reading material



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sat Apr 30 14:27:42 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Saturday April 30th 2016 C.E.

We have THREE (3) Birthdays!



Comma
Kali56
Malachi


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to Comma, Kali56, Malachi




Illyria: Wesley's dead. I'm feeling grief for him. I can't seem to control it. I wish to do more violence. Spike: Well, wishes just happen to be horses today. 'Not Fade Away'
'


to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Apr 30 14:22:27 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
Good morning beta!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Apr 30 04:25:55 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard it's a difficult issue isn't it? Electroshock therapy for example, I've heard horror stories as well as folks who were saved by that method of treatment.



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Apr 30 03:49:28 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sat Apr 30 03:51:10 2016
Christopher Marlowe,

I remember listening people who were some of the first to be treated for
depression using lithium. It let them live normal lives. Most of them had
received years of talk therapy to no avail. Taking the pill saved them.

I know of other cases where people went off their meds and went loco
(paranoia).


ETA This goes back to defining the problem. From schizophrenia to addiction
to easily angered to obsessive day dreaming, etc.



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Apr 30 03:27:23 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sat Apr 30 03:29:33 2016
wolfguard One of the people in the movie is named Oryx Cohen. Late in the movie he was describing his difficulties after attending a conference. Apparently he worked too hard and he describes himself as entering an 'altered state' and suffering emotionally. Friends of his stayed with him and they traveled five days by car to his home in Massachusetts.

After arriving home, he was still having problems adjusting and the family had in him taken to a mental hospital where he stayed for a couple days before being transferred to a peer-run retreat.

He describe that the retreat was like paradise to him after what he feels was a horrible experience in the hospital.

Oryx is part of a larger movement that sees mental health field and the industry as far too reliant on drugs to treat mental illness. The believe that individual decision and peer support are more effective with mental illness than other forms of treatment.



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Apr 30 02:59:35 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Georgia's presidential primary.



How often do 'we' imposed enforced hospitalization? And who is the "we"?
*g*

There's a book titled, Cultures of Healing, that examines the
four major approaches used to treat mental illness in the US
(psychoanalysis, behavioralism (Professor Walsh's approach), cognitive(-
behavioral) therapy, and biological/psychiatry. Based on what I
remember, mostly from college ...

Associated with behavioralism is behavioral modification techniques
(BMT). This approach views "mental illness" as mistakes in learning. The
therapist would use learning principles to correct or reshape the
dysfunctional behavior. The techniques could also be used to improve a
desired behavior, such as study habits or even physical performance.

Psychoanalysis is Freud and Jung and all those who believe mental
illness is sourced in the personal psychological development and can be
changed using various forms of talk therapy.

Cognitive-Behavior Therapy came after my time in school. From what I
gather, it believes a person's mental problems are caused by poor
thinking practices or habits and correcting the problem is accomplished
through developing proper thinking habits. It seems to be very popular,
in part because it seems to work better, on average, than the others and
takes less time. Consequently, insurance is more likely to cover it than
psychoanalytical approaches.

Psychiatry, being a field of medicine,believes mental illness has a
biological cause, therefore can be cured or alleviated with medical
techniques, such as medicines. I believe this is also favored by
insurance, because it appears clear-cut and quick - just prescribe the
patient a pill.

If I wrote each of the descriptions above consistent, they should all
suggest practitioners of this approach "believe", because the author of
the book believed all the approaches were subjective cultures, often
with shaky scientific foundations. Not "evidence-based" as we often hear
today. This is not to say they never worked, but it wasn't always clear
if they worked based on the underlying rationale.

Above is my understanding of what the author said along with my old
memories of studying psychology and counseling in college (c. 70's).

In the beginning, one has to have a good definition of the problem - in
this case, "mental illness".

A couple addends: First, my impression is many, if not most,
psychotherapists are ecletic in their approach. Second, I believe
marriage counseling offers a couple the advantage of a referee who will
keep the conversation working.


1 Take all this recounting with a grain of salt. I had one
class, appropriately titled "Mental Health", where the professor began
his series of lectures on Freud with, ~ This is what I think Freud was
getting at ~ . And this man had spent his life studying Freudian
psychoanalysis. *g*



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Apr 30 01:59:11 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
Wolfguard I'm back! I went to see a premiere showing of the documentary 'Healing Voices', as one of my local friends was one of the stars.

The movie is about advocating for a different way of dealing with mental illness that isn't so tied to medications or enforced hospitalization.



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Maverick says:
(Sat Apr 30 01:36:56 2016 24.127.160.174) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sat Apr 30 01:47:50 2016
Christopher Marlowe: Oh, yes. Big fan of Nicky's. Oh, Chris Pratt seems to be in everything these days. Return to Jurassic Park and I've seen previews of a western coming out with Denzel. And then, of course, the "Guardians" sequel. Yes, AND as you may know, my fanfic is extremely Xander-centric, AND I paid attention to the other series Nicky was in (playing a chef) right after "Buffy" called "Kitchen Confidential" with Bradley Cooper and Owain Yeoman (from "The Mentalist") and John Francis Daley (from "Bones") Picture. And, then, of course, there's "Criminal Minds" where he was kind of wasted as Garcia's boyfriend. ETA: Here's an article about how much Bradley Cooper's recent movie "Burnt" is so close to being like the series "Kitchen Confidential," which can still be seen on HULU


"Climate Hustle" the movie will have a showing one day on May 2, 2016 and presumably, if word of mouth builds demand, will include more showings later on at some time. This is a Documentary movie that debunks "Global Warming." Showtimes can be obtained at this link.


Maverick


Baker Street




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cmarlowe says:
(Sat Apr 30 01:29:29 2016 107.167.127.100) [Edit/Delete]
wG

Calendar? You mean the bday list?



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Apr 30 00:01:18 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Calendar shows May 24th.

WG



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cmarlowe says:
(Fri Apr 29 23:59:30 2016 107.167.126.96) [Edit/Delete]
offline for a couple hours./



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Apr 29 23:29:23 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Is the primary in Georgia in June?



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Apr 29 22:50:51 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
"The purpose of a good story is to argue a particular point of view ...
stories that make sense of the world."


DaddyCatALSO,

The character count may indeed be true.1

My total exposure to the Japanese language consist of one book on
characters2, a chapter on the language in Reischauer, and
Judo/Bujutsu terminology. *g*


1 But google "hiragana' and 'katagana'

2 And all I remember of that is "Honda" translates ~ original
rice paddy'. "To-kyo" translates as either 'capital in the east' or
'eastern capital' while "Kyo-to" translates as 'eastern capital' or
'capital in the east'.

At least two symbols are used, one for "East" and the other "Lantern'
which appears to have been a symbol for what in English is 'capital'.



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Apr 29 22:26:28 2016 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
MAverick Hey, glad you have a different view of Nicholas!

I can see him in Gardians of the Galaxy. I'm not that big a fan of Pratt.



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Maverick says:
(Fri Apr 29 20:31:23 2016 24.127.160.174) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe: Wow! I couldn't disagree more. You just think of Nicholas Brendon as goofy because the lines he recited on "Buffy" were written for a goofy character. And he was so excellent that few could have pulled it off as he did. I remember comparing him to Lauren Graham who played Lorelai Gilmore another fast-talking ironic character. Not easy. Joss would not have written it for him if he didn't think he could do it. Methinks he could also easily have played a serious action-hero-type character. Nathan Fillion had to really get silly and self-deprecating to manage Mal Reynolds but he did a fine job. Regarding Nicky, I wonder if you've ever seen the two-parter on "Private Practice" where he played a predatory rapist/killer who was truly menacing. I think Nicky could easily also have played the Chris Pratt's role as Peter Quill in "Guardians of the Galaxy." I still nurture a hope that Nicky can re-emerge with a role that will re-establish his career. He maybe, though, should have taken Dr. Phil up on his counseling offer. Interesting, when I wrote my first "Buffy" fanfic, I somehow was perceptive enough to connect him to a storyline related to child molestation.


Maverick


Theme from "Taxi Driver"




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Apr 29 17:51:13 2016 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
MAverick I can't see Nicholas Brendon pulling off the role, he would have been too goofy.



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Maverick says:
(Fri Apr 29 17:08:39 2016 24.127.160.174) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Squanto.


KAM, lostinamerica, Christopher Marlowe: "Deadpool" is part of the Marvel universe. It's kind of a bunch of crude sexual references and jokes strung together between acts of extreme (one would say, gratuitous) violence. I missed Stan Lee's cameo (if there was one) because I fell asleep. Twice. I stayed in the theater till the end just to see some more of Morena Baccarin (Inara Serra from "Firefly") who was stunning, both physically and line-reading acting-wise. It's difficult, when she has been on TV ("Firefly," "V," "Homeland," and "Gotham") to appreciate her almost-perfect skin, etc.


I read that the role of Mal Reynolds in "Firefly" was originally written for Nicholas Brendan?? Incredible how the fickle finger of fate intervenes in life.


Two days ago was Wednesday, April 27, 2016 A.D.


Word of the Day: semantics (suh-MAN-ticks) the Linguistics study of word meanings and/or classifying and examining changes in meanings; also (Logic, Phil.) study of signs and symbolism, semiotics, along with pragmatics and syntactics; semantics is a further step beyond connotation Word Used in a Sentence: The words "destination" and "last stop" mean basically the same thing but students of semantics study the subtle differences.


Yesterday was Thursday, April 28, 2016 A.D.


Word of the Day: anosmia (an-OZ-mee-ah) loss of the sense of smell Word Used in a Sentence: I once visited a sewage treatment plant and hoped for anoxmia.


Today is Friday, April 29, 2016 A.B.


Word of the Day: idiopathic (ID-ee-oh-PATH-ick) (Pathol.) characterization of an illness or disease as to its unknown origin Word Used in a Sentence: The mysterious paralysis in her arm was referred to as idiopathic.


Maverick


You Don't Own Me




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Trivia Girl says:
(Fri Apr 29 14:51:29 2016 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Fun Stuff for Friday!

Gilligan of Gilligans Island had a first name that was only used once, on the never-aired pilot show. His first name was Willy. The skippers real name on Gilligans Island is Jonas Grumby. It was mentioned once in the first episode on their radios newscast about the wreck.

In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been over mixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customers wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since. (It floats in gasoline, too.)

Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.

The saying its so cold out there it could freeze the balls off a brass monkey came from when they had old cannons like ones used in the Civil War. The cannonballs were stacked in a pyramid formation, called a brass monkey. When it got extremely cold outside, they would crack and break off Thus the saying



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Fri Apr 29 13:29:52 2016 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Christopher Marlowe I was reading a poetry manual quite some years ago, by a British actor who does write poems as a hobby, and he mentioned that the syllable count might be of secondary importance in the true cultural meaning of haiku, but that it's alsoa visual form, based on c haratcers per line as well. of course, since the main Japanese writing system is a syllabary (with an e xtra character for a terminal "n" sound) that makes sense.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri Apr 29 13:22:21 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Friday, April 29th 2016 C.E.

We have TWO (2) Birthdays!


Gunther
Wiggins


Happy Birthday from the Bronze to Gunther, Wiggins




Well, my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle.
Mal, 'Our Mrs. Reynolds''


to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Apr 29 13:10:20 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
yay dean!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday Day!


lostinamerica I kinda get the appeal of Deadpool. Violent, crazy, bizarre sense of humor and nearly indestructible. I think folks take to him because he is the opposite of nearly ever other superhero out there.



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KAM says:
(Fri Apr 29 12:42:45 2016 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY DEAN

lostinamerica
: You're missing nothing, by knowing nothing about Deadpool. He started as a normal normal character in comics, but it became this whole thing, which apparently hipster types gravitate towards, and throw their money at.
I wouldn't waste my life watching that movie for free. I would however, watch it if I were paid a couple hundred dollars.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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lostinamerica says:
(Fri Apr 29 11:48:33 2016 68.34.208.116) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick--All I've been hearing about is "Deadpool, Deadpool,
Deadpool," having no idea what people were talking about. I read a synopsis
of the movie and it sounded. . .silly. Kind of like a mix of The Thing and
Darkman.



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Fri Apr 29 11:37:11 2016 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for dean!

yay dean!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday Day!



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Maverick says:
(Fri Apr 29 05:58:12 2016 24.127.160.174) [Edit/Delete]
State Department Admits Key Benghazi E-Mail Has Been Hidden and Withheld Though Subpoenaed


Muslim Operatives in Obama's White House. Here is documentation of Muslim Brotherhood members who were allowed to be based in the White House. Imagine what they were doing there.


I went to see "Deadpool" today since it was raining here and I was between scheduled activities. What a horse manure movie! This is the worst Ryan Reynolds movie I've ever seen (my previous worst was "Green Lantern.") I love movies but this was a mockery of movies as it was just a totally unbelievable live-action cartoon but with horrible language. I fell asleep twice during the movie, is how bad it was. The only saving grace was that Morena Baccarin had the female lead and, good news, she fills the Big Screen and should easily become a big Movie Star.


Maverick


A Time For Us




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Apr 29 04:23:29 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard James Bond haiku is not something I would think of to google!

The things you learn on the beta (or the internet). *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Apr 29 02:49:09 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Apr 29 02:52:09 2016
Christopher Marlowe,

The haiku 'scheme' is three lines totaling 17 syllables arranged 5-7-
5(?).

I don't remember the exact wording of Buffy's epitaph, but went
something like ...

Loving Sister. Loyal Friend.
She saved the world. A lot.

That's 14 syllables?

Loving Sister Loyal
Friend. She saved the world a
Lot

Doesn't look like haiku material. Perhaps translated int Japanese? *g*
But I only know some words and phrases in Japanese. And for what it's
worth, James Bond's attempt to write haiku did not translated into
Japanese.


You only live twice
Once when you are born.
Once when you look death in the face.


That doesn't seem to have the right structure. More likely my memory if
off, than Ian Fleming got it wrong. *g*


ETA Just googled 'James Bond haiku' and there're results.

You only live twice:
Once when you are born
And once when you look death in the face
(You Only Live Twice, Chapter 11)

But that's 19 syllables. Damn 00 agents. They snicker at structure. *g*



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Apr 29 02:30:57 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Would Buffy's
epitaph have made a good haiku?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Apr 29 01:44:32 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard It does seem a
challenging poem to create. I know
the A, B, C is a rhyme scheme.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Apr 29 01:27:50 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

I've also been looking. Found one page that was identified as royal
braid, but it was an image of an old document that I could not read,
other than the word Dublin at the top.

I first came across 'royal braid' years ago and only have a very, vague
memory. The following is not the structure, but might catch a flavor of
the structure ...

a
b
b
c
a
d
d
e

and perhaps so on through the alphabet?


It seemed convoluted. *g*



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Apr 29 00:42:10 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard What's a royal braid poem? Google gives me braid poem sites, but not an explanation of what it is.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Apr 29 00:06:08 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Apr 29 00:07:43 2016
Christopher Marlowe,

Just returned from reading some Japanese death poems online. Not all
haiku.

Here are two ...

Cicada shell
little did I know
It was my life.

- Shuho


Spitting blood
Clears up reality
and dream alike.

- Shutei



Not all are so grim. There's one, couldn't find it, where the writer ask
to be buried beneath the floor of bar so he could drink spilled beer.
*g*

One of my favorites spoke of a leaf floating down a creek, caught in the
moonlight.



ETA Challenges for the bored and accomplished poets. *g*

There's one ~form called the ~ royal braid~ that looks daunting. *g*



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
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wolfguard I chat via skype with a friend of mine, Barry Wick, who is a poet. Not a famous one, but he has written poems for a long time.

He was telling me about a nonet? A poem with nine syllables in the first line, eight syllables the next and so forth down to a one syllable line.

I'll mention to him the death haikue the next time I talk to him.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Apr 28 23:52:43 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

There are poems that I like, but I don't seek out poetry. That said, I
liked most all of the poems in a book on Japanese death poetry (haikus
written by people facing death).

I've read Hemmingway said, ~~ novelists are failed short story writers and
short story writers are failed poets. *g*

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 28 23:39:56 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguardd Do you like poetry?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 28 23:08:08 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
Home!



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ShadowQuest says:
(Thu Apr 28 21:36:46 2016 74.33.116.214) [Edit/Delete]
Zoom back through the other
way


OldManFan The cake is a lie!

Zoom, zoom



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Apr 28 21:35:13 2016 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydales Trivial Pursuit

Category: Potpourri
Question: What does the acronym ROYGBIV spell out?
Answers: Colors of the spectrum: red orange yellow green blue indigo and violet

Trivia Rainbow connectors: OldManFan, wolfguard, ShadowQuest!



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ShadowQuest says:
(Thu Apr 28 20:57:47 2016 74.33.116.214) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Apr 28 20:58:01 2016
Zoom through

Trivia Girl Well, aside from the name of my biology teacher's boa
constrictor, ROYGBIV stands for Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet,
the colors of the rainbow that you can view unaided. Infrared and ultraviolet are
also part of arc, but cannot be viewed by the human eye.

(As for those who claim that indigo shouldn't be included - it is there, but blue
and violet/purple tend to blend so closely together that it can only be seen in
particularly bright rainbows. I've seen some where the colors repeat below the
violet.)

ETA: What I said above, only more technical.

Zoom, zoom



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Apr 28 18:09:28 2016 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Apr 28 18:12:28 2016
Trivia Girl,

I know it as "Roar Out Your Great Big Voice" , a memory aid for the order of the spectrum, Red-Orange-Green-Blue-Violet. I imagine in your version the "I" is for Indigo? Either way, I doubt the first letters alone, ROYGBIV or ROYGBV are very helpful in remembering it's about colors. *g*


DaddyCatALSO,

I read a number of comments following one story on Castle without Beckett. As I remember, all but one say it would a big mistake and they would not watch. Several pleaded or demanded that Kate not be killed off and that the network would just close the curtains on the series with a happy ending.

There were a few articles suggesting Nathan was responsible, because he did not like sharing the limelight. There were others saying this was not true. The most literate article noted Nathan has good relations with cast from past shows and has always given 110% towards promoting Castle.

Stana has been working other projects and may have been wanting to move on, Nathan happy to stay. This critic said that if budget constraints existed, then the network would have had an easy choice between keeping Nathan over Stana.

That said, my take is it would be a completely different show, so much so that you probably have to plan on building a new audience, because you would probably lose much of the original Casketts.

A very challenging endeavor for the studio and network.



WG



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KAM says:
(Thu Apr 28 17:09:47 2016 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY VAMPSLAYER

KAM
Ty King Fan



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OldManFan says:
(Thu Apr 28 16:45:41 2016 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe - there may be a cake involved...

OMF



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 28 16:37:00 2016 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
OldMAnFan Are you expecting a big to do from the company when you retire?



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OldManFan says:
(Thu Apr 28 14:50:01 2016 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - it is an acronym for the colors of the visible light spectrum - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.

OMF



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Apr 28 14:45:44 2016 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydales Trivial Pursuit

Category: Potpourri
Question: What does the acronym ROYGBIV spell out?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 28 13:19:36 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Thursday, April 28th 2016 C.E.

We have SIX (6) Birthdays!



Angel of Doom
Elisabeth Rohm as Lt. Kate Lockley
GoddessInRibbons
ginger
griffin spots
Mrs.Pointy


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Angel of Doom, Elisabeth Rohm GoddissinRibbons, ginger, griffin spots, Mrs Pointy




Wesley: All right. I'm going to let you all in on something you may have trouble comprehending. I assure you however-- Gunn: Vampires are real. Wesley: I was telling!
'Spin the Bottle'


to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 28 13:08:31 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
yay vampslayer!



Happy CD Thursday!

DaddyCatALSO I wasn't a fan of that particular plot point, since it was used to delay Castle and Beckett's wedding. A whole season of It, even if it is only 13 eps is even less appealing. But it is a clever way of getting around not having Beckett on the show.



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lostinamerica says:
(Thu Apr 28 13:00:51 2016 68.34.208.116) [Edit/Delete]
Yay! Vampslayer!



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Thu Apr 28 11:55:03 2016 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe wolfguard And Castle has only gotten a half-season order; speculation on the Reddit sub for the show is that it might be entirely flashback covering one of Rick's earlier absences.



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Thu Apr 28 11:34:46 2016 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for vampslayer!

yay vampslayer!



Happy CD Thursday!



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Apr 28 06:08:29 2016 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Dust-em!


Christopher Marlowe,

Just watched last act of Flashpoint 5.1 "Broken Peace"

An example of drama and moral dilemma scarce on television.


Deadguy Memorial Angel Wednesday Question

Do you think it's a shame Buffy doesn't have politicians on her hit list?

No. "Politics is an honorable business". It's alternative is often violence and absolutism. Setting aside solemn, BtVS probably did best when it dealt more with classic human problems, rather than then contemporary issues.


Belated Deadguy Memorial Buffy Question

Without analyzing it, off the top of your head, who was beat up the most on BtVS?

Spike



Night All

WG



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Apr 28 05:38:48 2016 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Tamala Jones who plays Lanie, the ME.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 28 03:45:10 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I've been catching a few episodes of iZombie lately and I think I will make it on my watch list inext season.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 28 03:35:44 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I have heard about McMillan and Wife, but had never seen the show.

Castle has been on a long time anyways and I haven't been happy with how they've manged the Beckett/Castle relationship the past couple of seasons. I think another cast member is also leaving.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Apr 28 03:00:57 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Apr 28 03:01:35 2016
Christopher Marlowe,

Back in the 70's, NBC's MacMillan & Wife. He was San Francisco's
police commissioner. Classic couple solving mysteries show. Susan Saint
James played Sally MacMillan. When she left the show, NBC retitled it
"MacMillan" and explained Sally's absence, as I remember, death in a plane
crash. Idea didn't fly. Not sure the show finished the last season.

Just remembered, Susan Saint James lost one of her sons in a private plane
crash. I believe her husband and another son were also on board, but
survived.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 28 02:43:39 2016 67.158.25.23) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Apr 28 02:56:07 2016
Wolfguard

As much as I like Nathan, I can't
imagine the show with Stanic. I
can't really think of an equivalent
other than Sam and Diane from
cheers.a



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Apr 28 02:30:36 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Apr 28 02:38:08 2016
Christopher Marlowe,

What?! Castle without Stana Katic? Can you think of any show
built
around a couple that has run for eight seasons that has survived such a
change?

ETA Just found this ...

~~...Molly C. Quinn also weighed in on the latest developments.
According to Deadline, the actress, who plays Beckett's (sic) daughter,
took to social media and shared how "yesterday was a horrible day" an
that she was "heartbroken" by the news. "It'll be different, way way way
different, but it is #Castle @NathanFillion IS Castle", she wrote on
Twitter...~~

ETA 2 In copying and pasting I lost some "'s and 's. Replaced where I
remembered they had been. Note "Becket's daughter" is, of course, WRONG.
Molly played Castle's daughter. Poor editing - if any - at this site.


Source: www.inquisitr.com



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 28 02:26:40 2016 67.158.25.23) [Edit/Delete]
Wolfguard

I still watch castle and I am
watching the current season of
orphan black. Castle is losing the
actress who plays Beckett, so I
might drop it from my list.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Apr 28 01:11:34 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Castle, iZombie, and The Good Wife. Due to the last, I
sometimes catch Madame Secretary (often silly) and
Elementary (most original take on Holmes).

Seen four seasons of Orphan Black and a season of The
Americans
, plan to watch the other seasons. Said a sad farewell to
Downton Abbey. :(

Recently have been watching reruns of Flashpoint, a Canadian
series about a police strategic response unit. Appears more realistic
than American portrayals. After one incident where they had to shoot,
two uniform men remove the officer's handguns and place them in evidence
bags.

Off that, watched another Canadian police show, Rookie Blue, till
it ended.

When I first read your question, only the first two shows came to mind.
So much wasted time. *g*


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 28 00:47:15 2016 67.158.25.23) [Edit/Delete]
Wolfguard

So you still watch any shows?



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Apr 28 00:25:20 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Hereabouts

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 28 00:02:19 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Are you hearabouts?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 27 23:00:27 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
Home!



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Maverick says:
(Wed Apr 27 20:51:39 2016 24.127.160.174) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Video.


DaddyCatALSO: No, I actually can't remember how I finally tracked you down (I used to have a job where I had to verify what was on an application [for credit-granting purposes,] so I almost can do it subconsciously,) but I finally called a hospital where you had just checked out. As I said at that point I WAS going to call your office but hesitated, and then I was glad I had, as you quickly resurfaced right after that. No, I wouldn't say I tracked you down from your "User Name," I identified your prose style (unedited), and found one of your Facebook postings on someone's Site (Facebook prints real names.)


Maverick


Don't Give Up On Us, Baby




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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Apr 27 20:45:33 2016 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: Who or what killed Wolfram and Hart lawyer Gavin Park?
Answer: The Beast

I was sure Lilah had decapitated him!

Trivia Head Honchoes: OldManFan, notsoshygirl, Dust'em!



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lostinamerica says:
(Wed Apr 27 19:44:05 2016 68.34.208.116) [Edit/Delete]
Yay! Dust'em



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Apr 27 19:15:04 2016 66.67.116.43) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl= Bureaucracy



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 27 18:20:33 2016 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Howdy Dust'em!!!

BAaaaaaaaa



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Wed Apr 27 17:04:38 2016 23.31.89.225) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
I am but a sheep, following Yay of
the Day Dust'em and
OldManFan...

The Beast



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OldManFan says:
(Wed Apr 27 16:48:32 2016 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - The Beast.

OMF



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Dust'em says:
(Wed Apr 27 15:52:21 2016 65.213.181.101) [Edit/Delete]
Answer: the Beast killed Gavin, but he turned into a zombie after.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Apr 27 15:51:04 2016 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
I'm late! Got stuck in a long meeting!

Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: Who or what killed Wolfram and Hart lawyer Gavin Park?



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Dust'em says:
(Wed Apr 27 15:00:10 2016 65.213.181.101) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Apr 27 15:01:00 2016
Thanks for the Yays guys (KAM, ChristopherMarlowe)! Sorry I don't drop by more
often but my HTML has gotten rusty these days!
Happy Birthday to Astro Cat & Skittery!!



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KAM says:
(Wed Apr 27 14:31:27 2016 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY DUST'EM

Deadguy QOD
: Well, I've often thought that many politicians might be at least part demon.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 27 14:09:41 2016 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
yay dust'em!

deadguy qod


Well, after the Mayor, no one can really compare. But it is surprising that Buffy didnt' run across into more folks like the Mayor though, as it seems to be a natural position for demons to go for.


Happy non-Angel Wednesday!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Apr 27 13:28:09 2016 74.76.189.4) [Edit/Delete]
.....I meant no school this week. See, I'm
already losing it!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Apr 27 13:23:05 2016 74.76.189.4) [Edit/Delete]
Hi all! Just checking in. On vacation this
week. Busy with the Cooperlets who have
school this week.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Wed Apr 27 11:57:39 2016 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Good question. Prior to t he final confrontation with t he two leads, the only specific scene I have in mind of his amazing physical prowess is that, afte r he has killed his latest victim but hasn't done the "marking" yet, a beat cop (without his vest on) stumbles on them and the bad guy tosses his ice pick right through the officer's heart.

Maverick Hmm you started a search with my user name? Interesting. And at least in the comics W&K call each other Ken-doll and Wil-power.



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Wed Apr 27 11:54:06 2016 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Apr 27 11:55:34 2016
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for dust'em!

yay dust'em!

today's deadguy memorial angel wednesday question is brought to you by:

the california primary - pretend the race is not over

sunnydale is being attacked by a giant, orange ego demon... oh, and a shrieker spirit in a pantsuit... wait, it's just donald and hillary campaigning in california. do you think it's a shame buffy doesn't have politicians on her hit list?


Happy non-Angel Wednesday!

ETA - sorry for the mistaken post earlier



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Wed Apr 27 11:49:03 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Wednesday, April 27th 2016 C.E.

We have TWO (2) Birthdays!



Astro Cat
Skittery


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Astrocat and Skittery!




WhoaAngel: You know, I killed my actual dad. It was one of the first things I did when I became a vampire. Wesley: I hardly see how that's the same situation. Angel: Yeah. I didn't really think that one through.'Lineage''

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Wed Apr 27 11:41:27 2016 204.180.133.131)
<-- This message was deleted by its original poster. -->



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 27 03:46:59 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Apr 27 03:48:52 2016
wolfguard

Anya: Having a fortune is plenty Noble!


ETA

wolfguard Since it is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, there
is a lot out there right now celebrating the Bard. I've probably read all his
plays at least once. 'As You Like It' would have to be one I particularly like.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Apr 27 03:41:13 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Apr 27 03:41:41 2016
Christopher Marlowe,

I did, thank you. I also googled the character and must ponder on it.

I liked both books, though all I remember of Where the Red Fern
Grows
was when the boy caught a fish, the cleaned and cooked it. For
some reason that has staid in my mind for 50 odd years (do know the
basic
plot, but that's only because I checked on it in the past year or two).

During the 60's there was a comic series, ~Illustrated Classics~, of
great
novels. I remember reading "The Moonstone", "Silas Marner", and "Around
the
World in 80 Days", and "Kim". Not read a lot of Shakespeare, "Julius
Caesar", "Othello", "Romeo and Juliet". Have seen MacBeth on
stage
and "Henry V" and "Romeo and Juliet" on screen.

It'd be interesting to read Shakespeare's plays in the order he wrote
them.
Would it be possible to see his ability and style develop over time?


ETA Oops - How would Anya respond to Hamlet?


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 27 03:26:59 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Apr 27 03:28:38 2016
HAMLET: To be, or not to be--
that Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them. To die,to sleep-
No more--and by a sleep to say we end
The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to. 'Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep--
To sleep--perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub,
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause. There's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life.

Buffy: Hey Hamlet, tone it down..you're bumming out the other mourners!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 27 02:54:55 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Did you catch my post about Ariel?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 27 02:21:22 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard It was one of the few books that always seemed to be assigned in our classes. One of the reasons I haven't check out classic books is the adverse reaction I had to them being assigned readings.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Apr 27 01:52:15 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

I either read it or it was read to us in elementary school. I've been
thinking of it often, always with My Side of the Mountain which I
did read. What brings it up?

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 27 01:48:59 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I see more books I need to add to my list! *g*

Have you ever read 'Where the Red Fern Grows'?



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Apr 27 01:01:03 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Back during college I read Structuring Your Novel (I believe by
Meredith & Fitzgerald). There were around six novels you were to read in
tandem with the book. One of these was To Kill a Mockingbird
1 I found it the most entertaining of the group (though
frankly, I never got through most of them - because they were not that
entertaining to me? *g*)

I recall Eco saying he wanted the first hundred of so pages of "Name of
the Rose" to simulate in the reader the experience of being a medieval
monk which included a good bit of drudgery. *g* I would very much have
liked to have heard the agent and editors' assessment of the manuscript.

From the same The Economist obit ...

(Referring to TNOTR) "...an investigation ... into a series of
gruesome murders in an unnamed abbey in the year 1327. He began with a
pleasing idea, that a monk might be poisoned by reading a book, and took
it from there, lovingly channeling the Middle Ages and pouring forth
everything he knew. Again, though this was fiction, pages covered the
theologicalm philosophical and scientific debates of the time, well-
dosed (for those who knew) with his own semiotics in medieval dress...
"

Eco was a professor of semiotics at "various Italian universities."


1 As I recall the others were ...

Tom Jones
Madame Bovary
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
The Pearl
From Here to Eternity

Also, ?, The Grapes of Wrath

More than six! *g* The authors gave reasons for choosing each one. I
recall Madame Bovary was described as the novelist's novel.


WG



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Maverick says:
(Wed Apr 27 00:16:58 2016 24.127.160.174) [Edit/Delete]
ISIS Terrorists stake out U.S. targets with the help of Mexican drug cartels who help them get across the border and this has been known for some time by the Obama Administration who refuse to stop it.


DaddyCatALSO: Yes, I know your RL name, as I tried to chase you down, one time, when you were MIA because of your hospitalization. I got as far as your name and the phone number of your employer, but I hesitated to call them then, because I didn't want to rock the boat at your workplace. That, and I noticed some posts on a certain person's Facebook page and the words in the post were written in your inimitable dyslexic style. What was Willow's pet name for Kennedy? Mohawk? Beaulieu? Hey, BTW, my vocabulary words? Thumbs Up or Down?


Let me get this right. In the TV Series "Limitless" the guy takes a pill once a day that makes him incredibly smart and yet he still wears that just-got-out-of-bed hairstyle.


Maverick


Relax




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 27 00:00:08 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I did not know Umberto Eco passed away. The Name of the Rose was good, but not the easiest book to read. I don't believe I've ever actually read To Kill a Mockingbird.

I do have Stranger in a Strange Land on hand that I hope to read soon.



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Apr 26 23:34:55 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
In their coupled obituary for Harper Lee and Umberto Eco, The
Economist
noted ...

"...and it was only challenges from friends that induced either to
embark on a novel. His first, "The Name of the Rose", published in 1980,
sold 10m copies worldwide. Her first, "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1960), sold
more than 40m, and was proclaimed by some to be the best American novel of
the 20th century. Umberto Eco rode literary stardom like a plump surfer on
a giant laughing wave. Harper Lee was drowned by it...
"


The Economist, February 27th, 2016, p.82



WG



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cmarlowe says:
(Tue Apr 26 22:51:50 2016 107.167.126.100) [Edit/Delete]
should be getting home soon.



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werewolf123 says:
(Tue Apr 26 22:30:46 2016 68.12.75.136) [Edit/Delete]
OldManFan: You say that you are Re tiring. Shame on you. You tell to get a good rest. The world needs her.
I thought i keep it in the joss verse.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Apr 26 21:43:14 2016 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: Who was Buffy's roommate in the episode Living Conditions?]Answer: Kathy

Trivia Dorm Leaders: OldManFan, notsoShyGirl
Trivia Custodians: MAverick

OldManFan, congrats on the upcoming retirement! Planning on hitting the road a bit more permanently?



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Apr 26 20:50:20 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO,

"... and his Rasputin-like toughness in the final scene..."

Similarly to Jaws or the Terminators?

At what point in a story should the viewer or reader first learn or suspect
the antagonist is near-indestructible?


WG



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Tue Apr 26 19:26:17 2016 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Apr 26 19:30:41 2016
Maverick Oh, golly, you know my real name, too? even though you've never sent me anything?
One issue I have with that name is it is/was Willow's pet name for Kennedy.
And I wasn't all that broke out with Mulholland Drive. I do sometimes imagine an enhanced version set on a farm. . . .

ChristopherMarlowe Wow, you're really gettin' stuff out there, huh?

wolfguard More I think on it, my story idea is a multi-sided forbidden storyline. With an actual plot of the mystery investigation as scaffolding, and the added fillip of the perp they're after being of near-paranormal ability; his burglary talents and his Rasputin-like toughness in the final scene.



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OldManFan says:
(Tue Apr 26 18:23:50 2016 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Apr 26 18:24:44 2016
Trivia Girl - I will be like the BBS when I retire to the Bahamas.

OMF
ps - I am retiring Nov. 1st, but not necessarily to the Bahamas.



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Maverick says:
(Tue Apr 26 17:50:54 2016 24.127.160.174) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Squire Trelane "The Squire of Gothos" which reiterates my contention that the whole deal with Buffy's roommate Kathy is a plot stolen from "Star Trek TOS." BTW, Here's her favorite song.


DaddyCatALSO: Well, it's a non-Lesbian character who just happens to be male and has a place-setting-like name. I just expropriated it off your RL last name.


Agent Cooper: Twin Peaks projected cast. BTW, I think Lynch's best effort was "Mulholland Drive." See it if you never have, but it require close attention. Your special reward: a great Lesbian scene. cc: DaddyCatALSO


Christopher Marlowe: More snow? Global Warming.


Yesterday was Monday, April 25, 2016


Word of the Day: antediluvian (ANN-tee-dah-LOO-vee-en) (adj) occurring before the Great Flood (of Noah); antiquated or primitive (noun) an antediluvian person; a very old or old-fashioned person (p.s. diluvian implies a flood) Word Used in a Sentence A famous book, "Atlantis: the Antediluvian World" by Ignatius Donnelly, places Atlantis before the Great Flood as the (perhaps mythological) story about it (largely gleaned from Plato) claims Atlantis was destroyed by being inundated by water and sunk.


Today is Tuesday, April 26, 2016 A.D.


Word of the Day: antebellum (ANN-tee-BELL-umm) before the war, especially occurring before the U.S. Civil War of 1861-65 (p.s. bellum like bellicose means fighting, aggressive) Word Used in a Sentence "Gone With the Wind" presents perhaps an overly genteel view of the antebellum South before the events of the Civil War.


Maverick


Ooh, Baby, Baby




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Apr 26 17:50:36 2016 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
OldmanFan Are you the BBS now? *g*



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ShadowQuest says:
(Tue Apr 26 16:44:10 2016 74.33.116.214) [Edit/Delete]
Zoom through

deadguy QOD Giles.



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OldManFan says:
(Tue Apr 26 16:34:31 2016 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
notsoShyGirl - you're killin' me.

*g

OMF



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Tue Apr 26 15:21:25 2016 23.31.89.225) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
What trivia guru OldManFan
said



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OldManFan says:
(Tue Apr 26 14:50:56 2016 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - Kathy.

OMF



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Apr 26 14:33:32 2016 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: Who was Buffy's roommate in the episode Living Conditions?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Tue Apr 26 13:17:16 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
I messed up the birthday yesterday!


Yesterday was Monday, April 25th 2016 C.E.

We had TEN (10) Birthdays!



Brenda
Brittany
Danaan
Evil Anya
galena
GurlGreen
justjo
Lexdra
PlainDave
WindblownWillow


Happy Belated Birthday from the Bronze
to
Brenda, Brittany, Danaan, Evil Anya, galena, GurlGreen, justjo, Lexdra, PlainDave, WindblownWillow




Oh, I get it. You just don't like who did the rescuing, that's all. Wishin' I was your boyfriend what's-his-height. Oh wait, he's run off. Spike, 'Checkpoint''

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Apr 26 13:04:28 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
oh c'mon, snow? again?

yay blade the vampire hunter!

deadguy qod

Spike!

Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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KAM says:
(Tue Apr 26 12:53:59 2016 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY BLADE

Deadguy QOD
: Well, probably Buffy, but she ended up winning. Perhaps Spike?

KAM
Ty King Fan



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lostinamerica says:
(Tue Apr 26 12:35:09 2016 68.34.208.116) [Edit/Delete]
Yay! Blade the Vampire
Hunter!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Tue Apr 26 12:01:53 2016 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for blade the vampire hunter

yay blade the vampire hunter!

today's deadguy memorial buffy tuesday question is brought to you by:

gluttons for punishment dance studio - tonight featuring the masochism tango

without analyzing it, off the top of your head, who was beat up the most on btvs?


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Tue Apr 26 11:46:22 2016 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick Yeah, I know, I wa s just trying to substitute real names. and my original point stands, what r eason is there to give a character a whacko name like that?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Apr 26 04:58:18 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Ariel is a spirit
who serves the magician Prospero
in the Tempest. His eyes and ears.
Ariel serves Prospero, hoping
eventually to be freed.

I haven't seen many adaptations of
Ariel, but it seems Ariel can be
played by either men or women.

Ariel isn't a villain, but the
closest Buffyverse equivalent
might Ghost Dennis from Angel,
both in the helping and the
wanting to be free.



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Apr 26 03:31:22 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Tell me more about Ariel. :)

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Apr 26 03:14:29 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard What about the
ghost in Hamlet? Or even Ariel from
the Tempest? *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Apr 26 02:44:31 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

If Buffy had encountered the witches during her high school years, then she
would have gone to Giles and repeated what she remembered them saying -
perhaps also true for her freshman year at UCS. Remember the beginning of
Hush?

By season five, Buffy might have well turned to Willow. Perhaps Willow and
Giles would have debated what Buffy experienced and how they should
proceed.

No such witches in season six. Willow had the wicca spotlight season six.

In season seven with Willow afraid of using magick, Buffy might have
approached the witches and asked them if they were up to contract work. *g*


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Apr 26 01:21:43 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard There has been a lot of celebration over the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. How would you expect Buffy to have dealt with, say, the three witches in Macbeth?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Apr 26 00:23:12 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
MAverick Given all the jobs Barbie has had, she could be a superhero in her own right!



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Maverick says:
(Mon Apr 25 23:27:15 2016 24.127.160.174) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Bruce Wayne.


DaddyCatALSO: Kendoll. You know, like the opposite of Barbie Doll?


Christopher Marlowe: Yeah, I got behind. Total vocabulary words posted, however, since November, are 154. This is close to more than some people's total available accessible understood words. Do you get anything positive out of my efforts or would you just as soon see them disappear? I'm looking for feedback.


Maverick


Love Theme from "Star Trek TMP"




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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Apr 25 21:50:45 2016 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: People
Question: Wilford Brimley was a bodyguard for what legendary business tycoon?
Answer: Howard Hughes

Trivia moguls: NotsoShyGirl, OldManFan (lol)



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DaddyCataLSO says:
(Mon Apr 25 19:25:38 2016 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Yes, it is known for an older model to keep going while a later one is retired.



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Apr 25 18:07:11 2016 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO,

I believe the SR-71 was retired during the time Buffy was in high school. *g* OTOH, the U-2 spy plane is still in service. It's like the "BUFF" (B-52 that is, not Buffy). Both in their 60's.

WG



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OldManFan says:
(Mon Apr 25 16:53:08 2016 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe - assuming she is correct is not a risky proposition.

OMF



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Apr 25 16:40:50 2016 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
OldManFan[/b Not so shy Girl is Always Correct Girl. *g*



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OldManFan says:
(Mon Apr 25 15:51:08 2016 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - what notsoShyGirl said.

OMF



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Mon Apr 25 14:47:32 2016 23.31.89.225) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Howard Hughes



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Apr 25 14:36:39 2016 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: People
Question: Wilford Brimley was a bodyguard for what legendary business tycoon?



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Mon Apr 25 14:24:10 2016 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick Why would I give someone an odd name like that? Kenneth Dall, maybe, perhaps a relative of John Dall, but the Ken in my failed screenplay is black, so it wouldn't sound right. I actually named his character Littlefield. Kim's last name is Kaplan, and the captain of detectives at their precinct is Arvid Soren. Because I like ethnic names, Kim's girlfriend who gives her the boot over failure to commit is tentatively named Sue Wagenhorst.

wolfguard Comma From what I know of reality, a solid-color does not sound like good camouflage. The SR-71 is all black, but that flies (flew?-I've been away form military aviation so long I don't know if it's still used) so high it likely has a set of camo criteria all its own.



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lostinamerica says:
(Mon Apr 25 13:49:35 2016 68.34.208.116) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday TMorel!



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KAM says:
(Mon Apr 25 13:43:54 2016 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY OCCIDO

KAM
Ty King Fan



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Mon Apr 25 13:10:09 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Apr 26 13:15:03 2016
Tomorrow is Tuesday, April 26th 2016 C.E.

We will have EIGHT (8) Birthdays!



xxM
Chris Talbot
_doppelganger_
Genevieve
Lissa
MedusA
MeeB
Portia
TMorel


Happy Future Birthday Birthday from the Bronze
to
xxM, Chris Talbot, doppelganger, Genevieve, Lissa, MedusA, Meeb, TMorel




That's one spunky little girl you've raised. I'm gonna eat her.The Mayor, 'Graduation Day (1)'

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Apr 25 13:04:04 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
yay occido!


Goodbye Blue Monday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Mon Apr 25 12:20:31 2016 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for occido!

yay occido!


Goodbye Blue Monday!



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Apr 25 08:40:38 2016 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Sarah's Carl!!


Happy Birthday Trinity!



Very Belated Deadguy Memorial Buffy Tuesday Question


Now that there are many slayers, do slayers retire? At what age? Is Buffy retired?

In the first comic of the 8th season, I recall Buffy saying most of the newly empowered women had chose not to sign up for slayer duty.1 If a new slayer is not working with Buffy, then is there anything to retire from? I imagine some of those who chose not to work with Buffy might have free-lanced or chose to protect their own communities.

I believe there are a lot of potential stories here. For instance, what if Celeste had chosen to protect her own town, then some big bad appeared leading Buffy and company to drop-in. Celeste and Buffy bump heads. Would Buffy be the new Quentin?

Do they retire? One would think, but do we know if new slayers are born to replace this generation? What if a consequence of Willow's empowerment spell was to empty the mojo well? Two thousand slayers, assuming two year run each, would have covered the world till AD 6003. Now there's a wealth of riches till around 2033? 2050? 2103? (Walking canes as stakes)

What age? I think it would depend on the person. It could also be conditioned on how many patrols or missions the slayer had conducted. Mayberry may be easier on the mind and body than Shanghai.

Early on Buffy would have pulled back from daily patrols and would have gradually pulled back from leading missions. She's building a world-wide organization and simply cannot be at the pointy end of every operation. She has to develop slayers' abilities. For slayer teams, she has to develop leaders. She has to oversee global operations. None of this can she do alone, so she has work through others. She has to learn to delegate.

And to the extent that she plans to retire, she has to sort out how she would like to see the organization continue and how the new leader(s) will be developed and selected to run it. Many a company has failed the succession challenge.

1 As I recall, there were around 1,500 to 2,000 new slayers and around 500 chose to work with Buffy.



WG



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Apr 25 07:59:22 2016 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Comma,

Possibly excepting some aircraft, I suspect all-black vehicles reflect either fashion or theater. Fashion in that people have come to associate black with operators and tactical coolness. Theater in that by drawing attention to itself, it might divert attention from the actual play. Look at the Wizard and miss the guy behind the curtain.

I've been in woods at night where I couldn't see my pale hands in front of my face. No light, no sight. In most places I've been at night, there's enough ambient light that there are shades of darkness and in those conditions solid black dress just silhouettes itself against the mottled dark background.

Returning to night aircraft, many are patchy. Breaks up the shape. Thinking on fish and birds, they're coloring pattern sometimes is two-tone so to blend with the sky or ground, depending on whether a predator was below or above.

Yeah, I'm thinking black vehicles are decoys. We drive them around to keep everyone puzzled and beating around the wrong bush. *g*


WG



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Apr 25 07:37:06 2016 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Ebdim9th,

A particular line of reasoning is valid to the extent a given conclusion has to follow from a given sequence of true premises.

Given this, I'm not sure one can speak of a metaphor being "valid" for a particular use, since a metaphor just says one thing is similar to another. For instance, "Love is like a flame" or "Banks are like parasites" or "Business is (like) war".1 People can sometimes take such metaphors and run with them as if everything that is true for one is true for the other. I think the proper way to assess a metaphor beings with listing ways the two things are alike and listing ways the two things are different.

Here's your friend's telling ...

"... It told that we all have two wolves inside of us and its the one that we feed the most that will rule our hearts..."

First off, what does each wolf represent about human personality? Second, what's fed to the "wolves"?


1 One could also talk about two cases or situations or phenomena being similar enough to one another that knowledge about one can be used in assessing the other. For instance, my car seems to be losing power when I'm moving slowly and when similar symptoms happened with a friend's car the problem was X, so I'm going to first check the car for X. I don't think of reasoning using this type of similarities as metaphorical.


WG



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Comma says:
(Mon Apr 25 05:30:12 2016 75.129.170.85) [Edit/Delete]
Wolfguard: While I agree that the use of total black is not much of an effective camouflage, for whatever reason, this vehicle, or these vehicles, are black. This includes no chrome, black bumpers, wheel hubs, and black smoke stacks. That is with no vehicle tags and no DOT information. I could see the all black Leer Jet and the all black truck being from the same agency. I am sure that I will never know.

Comma



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Comma says:
(Mon Apr 25 05:12:48 2016 75.129.170.85) [Edit/Delete]
R.I.P. Philly soul singer Billy Paul. 'Me and Mrs. Jones' may be his best known work. Dead at the age of 81.

Charles



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lostinamerica says:
(Mon Apr 25 03:05:32 2016 68.34.208.116) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday Trinity!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Apr 25 01:36:49 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
MAverick That is a lot of words!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Apr 24 23:14:48 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
Whew....home!



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Maverick says:
(Sun Apr 24 19:34:06 2016 24.127.160.174) [Edit/Delete]
Simpleba: You probably want to take a look at my website Maverick's Home Page, wherein I have collected many original Buffy Bronze Posts and Pages, etc. Go down to the Nostalgia link. You will find at least two week's worth of Posting from the original WB Bronze as well as even some posts from TVJames's original Ultimate TV Buffy Board (the forerunner of the Bronze [and BronzeBeta.]) I had collected these pages from the WayBack Machine (the Internet Archive.) I hope you enjoy rummaging through this stuff. Buffy always had an intelligent audience and the Bronze posters were extremely perceptive. It's difficult to pull yourself away from the posts (which read from bottom to top if you're not used to this.) While you're on my Website I hope you will also check out my Buffy fanfic, which is (all but one) written as scripts for the show.


Maverick


Buffy Theme




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Maverick says:
(Sun Apr 24 19:15:33 2016 24.127.160.174) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sun Apr 24 19:17:10 2016
Hah! I'm watching some old episodes of "Ben Casey" again. You notice they don't have the Paddles to shock the heart back to a sinus rhythm; they were still punching people in the chest or doing CPR on them. Many of the doctors on the show smoked. And smoked IN the hospital while making rounds. AND the patients even smoked in bed, believe it or not.


Yesterday was the first full day of Passover (although it started sundown Friday night.) I hope you had the lambs blood on your lintel. Go get yourself some Motzah crackers to munch on. By the way, a Mezuzah has nothing to do with the Passover tradition.


Oops, I get behind in my vocabulary prompting. I'm considering quitting this "service." If you are getting something out of it, however, let me know. If it's only one or two, though, I'll maybe suggest a primer. Let's see, I left off on Traditional Tax Day.


Back on Last Saturday was April 16, 2016 A.D.


Word of the Day: Lintel (LINN-tel) A part of the architectural member supporting weight above an opening. Word Used in a Sentence: See above exposition.


Last Sunday was April 17, 2016 A.D.


Word of the Day: Passover (PASS-OH-verr) A seven or eight day Jewish festival commemorating the release of the Jews from Egyptian slavery. If we remember "The Ten Commandments" movie, Moses told Pharoah to release the Jews OR there would be plagues to befall the Egyptians. So, there WERE 10 plagues including frogs, lice, boils, locusts, etc., but the final one was the death of the first-born males. The Jews were to be saved from this by placing lambs blood on their door lintels. (Some think Jesus's Last Supper was a Passover meal.) Word Used in a Sentence: (See above exposition.)


Actual Tax Day this year was Monday, April 18, 2016 A.D.


Word for the Day: Mezuzah (me-ZOO-zah) Jewish people are commanded in their Torah (our Old Testament Deuteronomy 6:9) to affix some scriptural writings to their doorposts. This is in fulfillment of this Biblical instruction. You will often find this on the right side of the upper third of a door belonging to a Jewish household. Word Used in a Sentence: (See above exposition.)


Last Tuesday was April 19, 2016 A.D.


Word for the Day: Motzah (MOT-zah) Unleavened (containing no yeast) bread often formed into large square crackers. This food is a mainstay of Passover meals, and you will often find it on sale in the supermarkets after the 7 or 8 days of Passover (around the 1st of May this year.) Give it a try. I like them. Word Used in a Sentence (See above exposition.)


Last Wednesday was April 20, 2016 A.D.


Word of the Day: deplete (deh-PLEET) to decrease seriously or exhaust the abundance or supply of Word Used in a Sentence: If you take any kind of Statin drug to supposedly help reduce your cholesterol, you may deplete the Co-enzyme Q-10 in your system and should probably take supplements of it, as COQ10 is needed to process energy in your body.


Last Thursday was April 21, 2016 A.D.


Word of the Day: Connotation (CON-eh-TAY-shun) the idea of signifying or suggesting (certain meanings, etc.) in addition to the explicit or primary meaning (the denotation) Word Used in a Sentence: A possible connotation of "home" is a place of warmth, comfort, and affection.


This past Friday was April 22, 2016 A.D.


Word of the Day: invidious (inn-VIDD-ee-us) causing or tending to cause animosity, resentment, or envious dislike; offensively or unfairly discriminating; harmful; injurious Word Used in a Sentence: The appeal of Alinsky-ism is often the invidious stirring up of workers against the entrepreneur who is responsible for providing their jobs.


Yesterday was Saturday, April 23, 2016 A.D.


Word of the Day: regolith (REGG-ah-LITH) (Phys. Geol.) the layer of disintegrated and decomposed rock fragments, including soil, just above the solid rock of the earth's crust; mantle rock Word Used in a Sentence: The regolith is basically our sand box; we dig and plant and play in it.


Today is Sunday, April 24, 2016 A.D.


Word of the Day: expropriate (ecks-PRO-pree-ayte) to take (property, ideas, etc.) from another, esp. without his permission; to deprive (a person, business, etc.) of property. (to "appropriate," on the other hand, means to set aside money (or things) for a purpose.) Word Used in a Sentence: Governmental condemnation proceedings are often used to expropriate property.


Maverick


Let's Stay Together




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Simpleba says:
(Sun Apr 24 16:56:00 2016 172.56.8.238) [Edit/Delete]
Greetings all!

I'm writing a Buffy retrospective
for the upcoming 20th anniversary of
the show's debut. If anyone has any
anecdotal examples of the online
community during the show's run
(especially during the first two
years) I would love to hear it. If
any of you are in contact with
long time Bronzers please let them
know about this project as well. I
appreciate you time!



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Ebdim9th says:
(Sun Apr 24 15:43:39 2016 64.28.52.183) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sun Apr 24 15:44:18 2016
WG My 'two wolves' metaphor should
more than likely not lose it's
validity because some might not
want to accept it. (Unless of
course that 'some' is Joss Whedon
and he explains his original
intentions.) A Native American
parable, as it were, is as useful
for interpreting what's on the
screen as any other kind of
reasoning. Just because Oz had a
"Wild at Heart" crisis threatening
the nature of who he was, that
didn't keep him from making a
series of decisions, leaving Willow
more and more to the side in favor
of Veruca until it reached a flash
point. Oz did try to resist
but he fed more the side of giving-
in and surrender to the faithless,
reckless side of himself until it
won out. Both Willow's growing
power and the monastery awaited him
in the near future, yet he chose
the way of easy gratification
without considering some other ways
out/options. He's a smart guy. He
knew he was being seduced. He
allowed it. Oz didn't deserve to be
afflicted with his condition, but
Willow didn't deserve to have him
take it out on her.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sun Apr 24 12:43:56 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Sunday, April 24th 2016 C.E.

We have SIX (6) Birthdays!



Battle Kitten
Cian(I'm Irish)
Del
Jaxom
Trinity
weebeasties


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Battle Kitten, Cian, Del, Jaxo, Trinity, weebeasties



Tact is just not saying true stuff. I'll pass.Cordelia, 'Killed By Death''[/i]

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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wolfguard says:
(Sun Apr 24 05:06:18 2016 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sun Apr 24 05:18:42 2016
Personally, we never used any clothing or vehicles whose color or design drew attention. Black is just so - Hollywood. *g*

I favor shades of brown. White is nice. So many white trucks, vans, and SUV's on the road.


ETA Recall the beltway sniper attacks in 2002? The two murderers were using a blue Chevrolet Caprice, but early on during the shootings there were reports of people seeing a white van pulling away following an attack. Why? Cause after hearing the gunshot people would look around and with so many white vans around, the odds were good one of the witnesses would have seen a white van. False lead.


WG



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Comma says:
(Sun Apr 24 03:44:25 2016 75.129.170.85) [Edit/Delete]
One time, when I was still on active duty, I saw Gate 6, on Fort Campbell, opened up around 1 AM in the morning. Gate 6, the closest gate to Fort Campbell Airfield in those days, closed at 2200hrs, 10 PM, every night. To see it being opened up, at that time in the morning, was a strange site. The gate was opened less than a minute when a black eighteen wheeler came through the gate and headed toward the air field. When I say that the truck was black, I mean everything on that truck was black. No markings, no tags, nothing to id it. I lived, in government housing, where I could see part of the first runway on FCAAF. When I got home, I looked out my back window, and could make out the form of that truck sitting at the end of the runway. Using my night vision device, that I used for hunting, I made out a jeep run out to the truck, there was a exchange of, I would guess, drivers, and the black semi cranked up and left.

In 1999, I was on vacation in Colorado. I was on a little used gravel road, heading to deer camp, when a black semi, with no markings of any kind, went passed me heading the opposite direction. There is nothing on that road for sixty miles.

Last night I went fishing on Lake Barkley, Land Between the Lakes area. Around 2:45 AM, I could not sleep, so I got up to and was getting ready to go check the lines for Catfish. Guess what I saw coming down the dirt road that I was camped just off of? Yep! A black semi without any markings at all.

Have any of all ever seen it? No, as much as I would like to know what it is, I believe that I am better off no knowing.

I do know who the black jet, with no markings, that was flying after 911, belongs too. No, I am not saying.

Comma



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Apr 24 03:22:21 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
Whew...done all the writing I wanted to do.now I can read@



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Apr 23 23:48:03 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
I may not have gotten to explore the outside much today, but I did rework that short story, thanks to wolfguard!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Apr 23 20:02:10 2016 70.198.5.204) [Edit/Delete]
Werewolf123

Oh! Good idea!



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werewolf123 says:
(Sat Apr 23 19:19:37 2016 68.12.75.136) [Edit/Delete]
ChristopherMarlowe: Windows 10 automatically downloads updates.
If you develop problems check if a new update has been applied.



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Maverick says:
(Sat Apr 23 18:01:27 2016 24.127.160.174) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sat Apr 23 22:26:08 2016
The Roots of Black Lives Matter It's very difficult to wend your way through the Alphabet of various groups organized to hide nefarious purposes. Suffice to say, violence and intimidation is the end game here. Probably their contributors are also having the wool pulled down over their eyes, but I say they are being sloppy with their trust. You may get punched in the mouth (and lose some teeth) courtesy of these naive organizations. Let's boycott, for certain, Ford Motors, Kellog Cereals, Johnson and Johnson, Ben and Jerry's. Hewlitt-Packard.


Did Obama work for ACORN?


DaddyCatALSO: Methinks you should name a male character (do you have actual males in your fic?) Kendoll. What kills the roads is the repetitive freezing and thawing (and running heavy equipment over them in the meantime.) In Michigan they have Frost Laws for this protection, giving dates in each county when, because of the temperature, it is unlawful to move heavy construction equipment.


I recently watched an old episode of "Ben Casey" that was especially sad. Patty Duke as a youngster (she was really cute) played a girl dying of a brain tumor.


Okay, my latest visit to the library for DVD's: "Alice in Wonderland" with Johnny Depp and, more importantly, Mia Wasikowska (so great in THE GREAT HBO series "In Treatment"); Season Two of "TURN" (about Washington's spies during the Revolutionary War--Season One was surprisingly pretty good); "Sherlock: The Abominable Bride" (Did I somehow miss this? The [Cumberbatch-Cabbage Patch] characters transported back to 1895); Season One of "Marvel Agent Carter" (I've tried to watch this many times on network TV but ALWAYS fall asleep in the middle); Season Two of "The 100" (my Paige Turco addiction); "The Yards" (movie)


Maverick


Send Her My Love




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Apr 23 16:43:29 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO That's too bad!



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Sat Apr 23 16:06:10 2016 72.78.166.17) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe Soem.
We can get flood s form
hurricanes, and the winds.
tornadoes aren't that common,
except for ahwile in the 90s-
witht hese hills they can form
but can't travel far. Soemtiems
winter cold can be so deep it's
painful, and the snows can get
veyr deep. Last witner we ha d so
much for so long it dmaaged lots
of perfectly good roads, of
coruse the whoel notheast had
thta. Too many bumpy streets now
to evne think fo repairing them
all.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sat Apr 23 15:27:12 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Saturday, April 23rd 2016 C.E.

We have EIGHT (8) Birthdays!



*~*Anna*~*
ABG
Bruces Mom
Cooks43
FelisFini
Lady Wolfsbane
lasahana
TheMayor
Verinthalia's son
Violet
Vivian


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Anna, ABG, Bruce's Mom, Cooks43, FelisFini, Lady Wolfsbane, lashana, TheMayor, Verinthalia's Son, Violet, Vivian




Hello? Gay now!Willow, 'Triangle''

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com


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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Apr 23 14:18:34 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
Morning beta!



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Maverick says:
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Edited: Sat Apr 23 07:13:55 2016
Comma: One of the Eagles just died, Glenn Frey and didn't Merle Haggard just (about two weeks ago) pass on? I think the reason things happen in threes is that we quit counting after we reach three and if someone else dies, we go back to one. Oh, yeah, almost forgot David Bowie. Loved "The Man Who Fell to Earth."




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Comma says:
(Sat Apr 23 04:48:11 2016 75.129.170.85) [Edit/Delete]
Christophermarlowe:

This week Chyna, a professional woman wrestler, died at 46, Prince gone at 57, and Ms. McNamara was 46. It wasn't that long ago that we had musicians/performers/singers dropping like flies. Things do get strange at times.

Comma



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Apr 23 02:51:25 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin Glad to hear they are behaving themselves!



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Beldin says:
(Sat Apr 23 02:33:49 2016 168.1.75.61) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe - They
are both good. And leaving me alone
for a change.



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Apr 23 02:27:55 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Ebdim9th,

While we're all free to use whatever metaphors, myths, or means we like
in analyzing a story, the reader or viewer is not obliged to accept them
as valid. *g* Which is to say, before turning to a Native American
worldview I begin by looking at what was on the screen.

The first time Oz and Veruca encountered each other it was in passing -
possibly in Fear, Itself. As I recall, they both looked back at
the other, mildly startled - is that scent what I think it is?! Again as
I recall, we next saw the two when Veruca was performing and Oz was in
the audience. In their first meeting - or meeting on screen - it was
clear they had a shared interest1 in music and it pushed
Willow to the side. Still, Oz was not unfaithful. Veruca pushed Oz to
accept his werewolf self, to deny the chains. Oz resisted.

Now here I may be recreating the plot to my own argument, but as I
remember it, Oz lured Veruca to the cell with the stated intention of
locking her up so she wouldn't be able to go out and hunt. It is also
true that doing so locked him up with her and it wasn't until he was Oz-
wolf that he had sex with Veruca. So, did Oz intend for that to happen?
If so, was that his real or main intent? Up to each viewer to fathom.

There's also the episode title to consider - Wild at Heart


1 And later we learn the shared identity as werewolves


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Apr 23 01:30:14 2016 151.159.143.96) [Edit/Delete]
Comma

RIP is getting a workout this year!



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Comma says:
(Sat Apr 23 01:27:49 2016 75.129.170.85) [Edit/Delete]
Here we go again! R.I.P. Michelle McNamara, crime writer and wife of comedian Patton Oswalt.

Comma



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Apr 23 00:45:55 2016 151.159.143.96) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin yeah I heard Texas was
getting some rain!

I will probably heading to moms
myself Sunday.

How are miki and Brandon?



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Beldin says:
(Sat Apr 23 00:37:21 2016 104.156.240.142) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe - Nothing special. I'll mow tomorrow if the ground is dry enough and I'll go to Mom's Sunday afternoon.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Apr 22 23:59:07 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sat Apr 23 00:06:09 2016
Beldin I don't think she will ever get a real estate license, now. *g*

Got anything going on this weekend? There aren't any special events I'm planning on seeing this weekend, so I may just catch some sun at a park somewhere.



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Beldin says:
(Fri Apr 22 23:55:25 2016 104.156.240.142) [Edit/Delete]
Here now.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Apr 22 23:04:24 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
so far, so good with the Windows 10...



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Ebdim9th says:
(Fri Apr 22 21:30:24 2016 64.28.52.183) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Apr 22 21:31:59 2016
WG I was thinking about another thing concerning Oz. A friend of mine grew up in Utah and she told of an old Native American story. It told that we all have two wolves inside of us and its the one that we feed the most that will rule our hearts. One wolf in Oz loved Willow, but this other wolf, the one he fed the most lusted after hot band chick, even before he really knew what she was. (Veruca, I think?)



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
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DAddyCatALSO Do you get any extreme weather where you are?



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Fri Apr 22 20:39:35 2016 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
OldManFan Thanks. It was stilla weird thing for me to say.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Apr 22 16:53:10 2016 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper The update seems to have gone smoothly. The computer is fairly recent, so that might have helped. I have the classic shell, so it doesn't look all that different that what I had before. I'm sure there will be bugs however!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Fri Apr 22 14:49:15 2016 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia of the Day for Friday

Hydroxydesoxycorticosterone and hydroxydeoxycorticosterones are the largest anagrams.


Wilma Flintstones maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal, and Betty Rubbles Maiden name was Betty Jean Mcbricker.

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

An animal epidemic is called an epizootic.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Apr 22 13:37:41 2016 104.129.194.60) [Edit/Delete]
Chris Marlowe: TJIF Indeed! This week has been INSANE! We are super busy as it's the week before a hiring event. The AC is not on in the building so it's insanely hot in my office. And the other sales asst is out today! ACK!

But I'm on vacay next week!

How is work for you? And how are you enjoying windows 10 ? :-)



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri Apr 22 13:21:54 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Friday, April 22nd 2016 C.E.

We have FIVE (5) Birthdays!



Angel's Gift
Dayzee
ronia
randomx
TheStage



Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Angel's Gift, Dayzee, ronia, randomx, TheStage




Whoa. Good myth.Wash, 'Our Mrs. Reynolds'

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com


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KAM says:
(Fri Apr 22 13:18:44 2016 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY SARAH'S CARL

Maverick
: I've never been a Keri Russell fan. But the show is pretty solid.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Apr 22 13:02:25 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
yay sarah's carl!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday Day



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lostinamerica says:
(Fri Apr 22 12:45:20 2016 76.122.232.35) [Edit/Delete]
ShadowQuest--I know, first
Glen Frey, then Prince :(


Yay! Sarah's Carl!



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Fri Apr 22 11:56:50 2016 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin Giles 's father and grandmother were Watchers. Where is the "skip"?

Agent Cooper Good description. But I can't imagine the scoobies are anxious to add recruits a s such. (It's a bit of a theme with me; Jared is quite specifically designed as, among other things, a Scoobie wannnabee.)

Christopher Marlowe I think Watchers tend to be recruited not so muchf rom people whoa re already educated as from younger members of families which have a *tradition* of such education. And anyone who ahs ever watched a movie or read a book s et in Britain knows what the "right sort" would be in England or Scotland. Watchers in other countries have similar traditions tailored to local society. Now, a recovering council after Caleb blowed it up real good might develop new ways. Ewan Pendleton, the 2026 Watcher in my fics is an example; the remaining Watcher since have taken a dvantage of new technologies and more`s to look out for promising candidates in other places, and Ewan was recruited as a young teen from a working-class family in Hartlepool & offered a scholarship to the council's academy.

wolfguardGood point. In that movie, it was "forbidden love" because OJ's character was married. In this case, it's mostly because they're partners, and also because ultimately they a ren't suited. but it's a good point.
I'm also going to look for "sueprcrimianl" and "demonic criminal," because evne though he ahs almost no dialogue, my bad guy is as dangerous as Rasputin.



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Fri Apr 22 11:23:39 2016 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for sarah's carl!

yay sarah's carl!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday Day!



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Ebdim9th says:
(Fri Apr 22 06:27:17 2016 98.90.90.47) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Apr 22 06:34:37 2016
WG everybody took turns being selfish though (Oz let himself get involved with this other girl and then blamed it on hormones, symbolized by being a werewolf.) But yeah, the villains are selfish all the time....


"I suppose it's like a great convergence. White goes into black, day goes into night, artist goes into.... janitor." - Prince


Ninite all........



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Beldin says:
(Fri Apr 22 06:24:23 2016 108.61.226.5) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard - Nope, nothing
was said about inbreeding. That was
my spur-of-the-moment question to
you. Yes, the Watchers were insane.
They were also right.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Apr 22 06:06:16 2016 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Ebdim9th,

How much of Oz's moral reasoning is working when he's a werewolf?

While I agree people may inflict pain on each other for selfish reasons, you don't need to make that a regular talking point in a television series. There can a character that's selfish, we call them villains. *g*


Beldin,

They were insane in Fray? Was it said the insanity came from inbreeding? One way to recruit for a clandestine group is to do it within the "family". One reason it's been practically impossible to recruit spies inside various Mideast groups is that you cannot be considered if you're not part of the family, clan, or tribe. Even then it can take years. I recall reading the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt developed people over decades. One didn't just join and be told all the secrets. I imagine something similar would work with the Council.

That said, if the Council was world-wide, then rules could have been developed where, for instance, the son of a British Watcher could only marry the daughter of a Chinese Watcher and their children would have to marry across another three time zones. It could be done. The Council loves rules. *g*


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Apr 22 05:46:36 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
Hit some stupid key and my PC automatically upgraded to windows 10. Meh...I'll deal with it tomorrow.

Night beta!



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Beldin says:
(Fri Apr 22 04:28:23 2016 162.216.46.153) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Apr 22 04:29:11 2016
wolfguard - Good point. We
know how Slayers are chosen; how
are Watchers chosen? Giles' family
decided his fate. (Interesting that
it skipped a generation.) Is the
position of Watcher always within a
family line? By Mel Fray's time (we
need more Fray) the Watchers were
insane. Does that imply inbreeding?



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Ebdim9th says:
(Fri Apr 22 03:59:01 2016 98.90.90.47) [Edit/Delete]
WG cheating on Willow was definitely not the way to handle it. He should've been researching things like the monastery he eventually went to, rather than just emotionally abusing her like that. People inflict unnecessary pain on each other all the time for selfish reasons. I think that was part of what Joss was touching on through these various stories/plot-lines.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Apr 22 03:49:39 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Ebdim9th,

I understand. Still, pain is a by-product of circumstances and behavior.
Joss doesn't write Buffy killing Angel, because Joss is sadistic and enjoys
his viewers' collective pain. He does put Buffy in a position she has to
make a decision between two conflicting desires. Which one should she
choose? Which one would we choose? Why do such decisions hurt?

High School is Hell. Why? Is simply because some of us were bullied or
struggled with classes or felt unpopular? If so, then there's not much of a
story. The question is what do the characters do when faced with such
situations? What decisions do they have to make? What does the viewer want?
What should they want?

Oz should stay with Willow! But Oz decides it would put her at too much
risk. Would we be as strong as Oz?


WG



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Ebdim9th says:
(Fri Apr 22 03:23:30 2016 98.90.90.47) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Apr 22 03:25:11 2016
WG I was thinking more along the lines of Joss saying he was going for the pain, whether it was Xander and Willow's betrayal of Cordelia or Oz cheating on Willow and then leaving her... then he comes back 'cured' only to relapse when he finds Willow with Tara. Then the Warren factor. Then Xander and Anya. Of course there's Buffy and Angel, Buffy and Spike, pain, pain and more pain. Oh yeah. And suffering. All in the name of love. Or, in Spike and Buffy's case... er, something or other.

Fixing to watch Prince Live, Rave Un2 The Year 2000....



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Apr 22 03:14:36 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
ShadowQuest,

Have read yours. We so disagree on Kennedy's feelings and thoughts with
respect to Willow and slaying, too much to reply here and now. Besides,
I want to revisit the episodes in preparing my defense. *g*


Christopher Marlowe,

I suspect Watchers are a more varied bunch than you appear to think. *g*
We've only seen HQ staff and the rogue watcher, Gwendolyn Post of
Revelations. As I recall, Giles spoke well of Kendra's Watcher,
Mr. Zabuto and seemed on good terms with Robson, the watcher who was
attacked by Harbingers in London (Sleeper).

I'm curious how the Council keeps fresh blood in the mix. How do you
attract potential recruits without saying too much about your
organization up front? It could be all clandestiney. *g*



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Apr 22 02:32:50 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Good question.

From what we've seen of Watchers, they are all pretty much a buttoned-up bunch. So I would expect a lot of focus on highly-educated, highly-regimented people would be recruited. They did develop a manual on how to train slayers.

Actual job description would seem to be collecting information, keeping track of potentials, maintaining the library. I presume that the test Buffy faced on her 18th birthday was devised by committee.

Giles and Wesley are the only ones who seem to have broken out of that mold.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Apr 22 01:41:05 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

I've probably posted this before, but tests of wolves and dogs show that
wolves do better on spatial-temporal problems and dogs do better with
problems where elicited behaviors have to be cued by sounds or gestures.
Dogs' intelligence have evolved to deal with problems related to humans.


Agent Cooper,

"I'm a chalk outline waiting to happen"

LOL!


What about the job description for a Watcher?


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Apr 22 01:26:06 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Apr 22 01:28:19 2016
wolfguard I suspected Y, but only because I consider it an oddball letter anyways.

While reading your posts, I was trying to remember a article I read many years ago, reporting on a kind of world puzzle competition, but with all the puzzles not based in any particular language, so it was more picture or logic based ones.

ETA

This or something similar

World Puzzle Championships



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Apr 22 01:19:41 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Reading and thinking.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Apr 22 01:16:18 2016 74.76.189.4) [Edit/Delete]
For Wolfguard: As promised, like two days ago:

SCOOBY GANG MEMBER Job Description:
Yup, that's right. I'm an official Slayerette. I've got no schtick or special powers. I'm a chalk outline waiting to happen. And you know what? I've saved a bunch of lives, including THE Slayer's! Sometimes you don't need super powers. Then again, sometimes-like when a vampire is pounding your face against the curb-you do. The trick is avoiding the curb-in-face situations.

How do you become a Scooby, you ask? It's who you know, really. You date the wrong person, and next thing you know you're spending Saturday night on a stakeout -- in every sense of the word. Or you can stumble upon the Horrible Truth on your own. In Sunnydale, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting some sort of supernatural monster.

Without super strength or magic, you have to use your wits and luck to survive. You are best suited to the investigation side of slaying, but you are learning how to use axes and stakes against creatures of the night.



--Excerpts from the "SCOOBY GANG MEMBER" Character Class description from the BUFFY RPG Core Rulebook



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Apr 22 00:38:24 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

(1) Which letter does not
belong in this series?

H D R Y L


Same answer, but for another reason:

((

H - 8th letter in the alphabet

D - 4th letter

R - 18th letter

Y - 25th letter

L - 12th letter

Both choices have a logic, but which one is 'correct' or are there other
criteria to be considered?
))


WG



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Apr 22 00:29:00 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Apr 22 00:31:39 2016
Christopher Marlowe,

I do not know thecorrect answers to the questions below, but will offer
answers to the first two questions:

(1) Which letter does not belong in this series?

H D R Y L

(2) Which alpha-numeric is the odd one out?

9D 8F 3E 6C


((

(1) Answer is Y

Reason: All the letters are consonants, but Y can serve as a vowel

(2) Answer 3E

Reason: For each pair, convert the letter into a number representing its
position in the alphabet ...

D=4, F=6, E=5, C=3

Now state the pairs as numbers:

9,4 and 8,6 and 3,5 and 6,3

See the pattern? In three cases the original number is greater than the
converted number, but it is not true for 3E since 3 is less than 5


So there are my answers, but they could be wrong. *g*
))


WG



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Apr 22 00:12:24 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Apr 22 00:14:39 2016
Christopher Marlowe,

Is Joss a genius? What metrics should we use? As I recall, the early IQ
defined "genius" as people who scored 150 (give or take 10) on a test
where the average person scored 100. For a normal probability
distribution, aka bell-shaped curve, that would be around 2.5% of the
population.

That said, this is just an exercise in definition. The more important
question is what is the nature of the test(s) used to generate the
scores? One may be a genius in English and a moron in German. OTOH,
there may be tests of intelligence that do not depend on language.
1


Here are some sample questions from one test:


(1) Which letter does not belong in this series?

H D R Y L

(2) Which alpha-numeric is the odd one out?

9D 8F 3E 6C


(4) How can an egg be boiled for 9 minutes using only a 4 minute
hourglass timer and a 7 minute hourglass timer? (Pencil and paper may be
used.)


(ETA There's also "Emotional IQ" which is probably more useful for most
people than being able to answer the above questions)


1 Many people who study intelligence recognize several forms
of intelligence, e.g. mathematical, spatial, music, etc. I suspect the
common denominator is pattern use. How well does the brain acquire,
store, retrieve, manipulate, apply patterns to presented problems or
situations?


WG



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Apr 21 23:54:35 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Earlier today, I was listening to Michael Smerconish on POTUS. He had
come across a paper written by political analyst on Trump's prospects
for the nomination for, I believe, the Republican National Committee.
His conclusion: The odds are strongly in Trump's favor now. Here are the
numbers and assumptions ....

1) There are ~112 unbound delegates.

2) Rubio has ~ 170 delegates

3) Kasich has ~ 147


If Trump were to get 1/2 of the unbound delegates, 1/3 of Rubio's
delegates, and 1/3 of Kasich's delegates then he would only need ~ 220
more delegates to reach 1237 delegates needed for the nomination.

How hard would it be to get 220?

There are ~730 delegates left to be selected in the remaining Republican
primaries. Trump would need to win less than a third to reach the needed
number for a win on the first ballot.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 21 23:47:55 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Would you consider Joss Whedon a genius?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 21 23:09:51 2016 209.159.230.68) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I am hearabouts as
well.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Apr 21 23:07:26 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO,

Google using the search phrase, 'forbidden love plot'. The fourth link on
the results page is to a site with checklists for master plots.

At another site, a Q&A one, a person asked about forbidden love stories.
One person wrote that the relationship should not be built or driven by the
love being forbidden. The couple should be together for other reasons,
reasons shown in how the story develops. Once it's clear to the reader that
the two should be together, then the forbidden aspect works providing the
obstacle they have to fight against. This same person said you want readers
saying, ~ Please let them be together!~ and not, ~Dude, why are they
together~.

WG



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Beldin says:
(Thu Apr 21 23:05:36 2016 162.216.46.153) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe - The
day was mostly uneventful. How was
yours?



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OldManFan says:
(Thu Apr 21 22:41:16 2016 74.98.205.68) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO - the gentleman
in the picture with SMG was in the
movie Cruel Intentions with her.

OMF



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Apr 21 22:36:53 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Hereabouts


DaddyCatALSO,

Just read-in on Montgomery/Simpson movie, ~ A Killing Affair. It does not
strike me as a mystery, but rather 'Forbidden Love". The serial killer
investigation is just the chosen vehicle for telling that story.

Google 'forbidden love' plot for guides.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 21 22:28:40 2016 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin Boy, that bozo was dumb. Might as well be wearing a neon sign!

How was your day?



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Beldin says:
(Thu Apr 21 22:08:00 2016 162.216.46.153) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Apr 21 22:08:36 2016
Here now.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Apr 21 21:38:20 2016 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Musical Instruments
Question: What part of the violin has something called a 'frog'?
Answer: Bow

Trivia Maestros: notsoShyGirl!
Trivia Comedians: Agent Cooper, Maverick



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Thu Apr 21 20:38:41 2016 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I got the idea and it seemed worth doing for the over-all storyline, with the GLBTQ storyline irrelevantly off tot eh side of the main plot but still strong. And to be honest, I'd been reading a lot of "Buffra" ("Tarfy?") femslash and got sor t of inspired to imagine a property where Sarah and Amber could play opposite each other, if only for a very few minutes at the beginning and end of the movie, while during the main meat of the story Sarah and Wi.ll Smi.th sort of replay and old Elizabeth Montgomery/ OJ Simpson TV movie. (Most of my big ideas have trivial roots.)


ShadowQuest I posted a deuced odd message to SMG on Facebook yesterday. She posted a pic of herself with some African-American celebrity I'd never heard of, and I replied "Too bad that Sonny Liston biopic with Ving never flew."



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Apr 21 20:19:34 2016 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO,

If you're not 'familiar' with mysteries, then why do you think about
writing one?

WG



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Thu Apr 21 19:27:46 2016 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Both. I don't function well in script format and I'm not familiar enough with mysteries of any kind to structure them properly.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 21 18:55:41 2016 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
ShadowQuest The Grim Reaper has been working overtime! I can't believe Prince is gone.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Apr 21 18:16:02 2016 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Apr 21 18:16:24 2016
Drive-By


Lostinamerica,

My bad. *g*


ShadowQuest,

Noted post. Will read, ponder, and reply later tonight.


Agent Cooper,

I believe all showrunners and their writing staffs plan their season(s), but have to be able to rethink it as the unexpected arises. Also, God sends thread to the web begun. But agree, no conspiracies. *g*


DaddyCatALSO,

"...and I can't write in dramatic format..."

Do you mean script format or dramatic story structure?

The traditional mystery has a very traditional structure. More so for police procedurals. The creative challenge resides in the characters and the hook - what will draw an audience to this particular mystery.



WG



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ShadowQuest says:
(Thu Apr 21 17:35:52 2016 74.33.116.214) [Edit/Delete]
RIP Prince

Who else will we lose this year!??



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Apr 21 17:19:33 2016 104.129.194.60) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: The Throat!

I'm here all week.


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