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by alynnidalar
30 Aug 2018 20:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1613
Views: 244254

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I'm dying of laughter. It's not just a stereotype! It's real!!!
by alynnidalar
29 Aug 2018 21:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What have you been reading lately? (non-linguistic ed.)
Replies: 41
Views: 13261

Re: What have you been reading lately?

Hey, I just finished re-reading that last night! It's good. Like you say, it's extremely funny, and a lot of the humor is exactly my style--very sarcastic. Austen is a master of cloaking criticism in polite language. She's also really good at unreliable narrators and layers of unreliable narrators--...
by alynnidalar
24 Aug 2018 14:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Metal Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 70287

Re: Metal Thread

Same. [:D]
by alynnidalar
23 Aug 2018 20:44
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 262
Views: 383858

Re: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

That's exactly my dilemma when thinking about this--attacking travelers to get slaves just seems so impractical, especially if you're enslaving the neighbors twenty miles up the road. Taking people's stuff is significantly easier (and then you can either kill or release the travelers, without needin...
by alynnidalar
23 Aug 2018 14:36
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 262
Views: 383858

Re: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Bit of a weird ask, but I'm curious if anyone has resources or information on banditry/slavers/etc. posing a problem to overland travelers throughout the world and throughout history. I've found quite a lot of information on the risks of travel in medieval Europe, and I have a decent familiarity wit...
by alynnidalar
21 Aug 2018 21:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1613
Views: 244254

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Whoa whoa whoa. Micamo can make xer own decisions. Xie does not need anybody else telling the admins what xie "really" does or doesn't need, unless xie asks them to do so. If Micamo reconsiders xer decision, xie is perfectly capable of expressing that. And furthermore, let's not sit around assigning...
by alynnidalar
20 Aug 2018 16:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 740
Views: 207319

Re: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

I was a high schooler in 2007-2008, and while I wasn't the drinking type, people generally drank what they could get their hands on--when you're reliant on what other people buy for themselves (or for you), you don't have a lot of choice in the matter. As far as I was aware people mostly drank cheap...
by alynnidalar
20 Aug 2018 16:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 154
Views: 47765

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

The Bible doesn't say that; it's a belief of some Catholics (not sure if it's an "officially-held" doctrine or not) but isn't directly present in the text. Protestants don't accept this (not sure on Eastern Christianity). What about Mormons? Not sure on that either! When it comes to specific belief...
by alynnidalar
19 Aug 2018 01:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 154
Views: 47765

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

I remember reading that John the Baptist's saint day is observed on his birthday instead of his heavenly birthday, for he was born free of original sin. I looked into it, and I sit corrected! This answer explains! Oh! So I see! The Bible says the original sin was taken away from him after his conce...
by alynnidalar
17 Aug 2018 14:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1613
Views: 244254

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Not been sleeping well lately. Don't know why. For some reason light in my bedroom has been really bothering me lately, much moreso than earlier this year, which doesn't make any sense because if anything, there's less light when I'm sleeping now than last month. EDIT: in happier news, I'm stupidly ...
by alynnidalar
07 Aug 2018 02:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1613
Views: 244254

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Ahhh but sprint should be on SHIFT! (however, in Doom 2016, you're always sprinting and SHIFT is actually the walk button...) You're not wrong about CTRL being harder to reach, but I played enough HL2 to have its controls permanently ingrained in my head and fingers as the One True Keyboard Layout. ...
by alynnidalar
06 Aug 2018 20:33
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1613
Views: 244254

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I really cannot believe (sort of tickled) that Doom has enjoyed the longevity it has. The new one (it came out in 2016) is wonderfully old-school. While I'm too young to have played 90s shooters when they came out, I've played (and loved) a lot of the Half-Life series, which has a very similar feel...
by alynnidalar
05 Aug 2018 04:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1613
Views: 244254

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

In keeping with my habit of playing games two years behind everybody else, I've been playing the new Doom. It is wonderful and I should've been playing it ages ago, because it is exactly the kind of shooter I like: it rewards aggressive gameplay (if you're dying, that's a sign you need to be MORE AG...
by alynnidalar
04 Aug 2018 23:47
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 361
Views: 161024

Re: Some Snippets from The World

What are the divisions of the Southern Landrealm that is Afareia, or is it not divided, or is this considered unimportant to geagraphers? (or is it perhaps undiscovered as yet?)
by alynnidalar
31 Jul 2018 21:08
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Are AIs alive? Do they have souls?
Replies: 15
Views: 8599

Re: Are AIs alive? Do they have souls?

Hmm. For the dalar, I imagine their definition of "life" would certainly be tied to whether or not something has amati (that is, a magic force); dalar, humans, and animals all have notable amounts of it, even if only dalar are consciously aware of it. But certainly this can't be the only marker of l...
by alynnidalar
16 Jul 2018 21:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1613
Views: 244254

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

But I find it equally weird, and frankly rather naive, for people to reply with 'oh, they're everywhere, you don't have to come to the US!' - sure, there must be some native americans in London, but we'd be talking a number you could count on your hands (well no, but not far off it). The NA populat...
by alynnidalar
03 Jul 2018 15:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1613
Views: 244254

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I sometimes feel like I've been deprived a bit by not having ever met any Native Americans, but then if I were to I would have to have grown up in the US, and I'm glad I haven't had to suffer that. Uh, we don't keep Native Americans locked up in cupboards. If you have such a burning desire to meet ...
by alynnidalar
03 Jul 2018 02:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2431
Views: 247089

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

I have been watching frankly ludicrous amounts of Mystery Science Theater 3000 lately. Which wouldn't be such a problem if I didn't keep staying up until midnight doing it! The episodes are just so long... and sometimes the movies are so aggressively terrible I have to take longer breaks than the ho...
by alynnidalar
21 Jun 2018 21:11
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 740
Views: 207319

Re: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Weird hair colors are pretty common in manga in general. I've always heard (and it seems plausible) that a major reason is simply to make characters look more distinct--after all, most Japanese people have similar hair color, so giving your characters a variety of hair colors immediately makes them ...