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Topic: Hockey Season!!!
Subject: junior

The 2008 World Junior starts soon. Probably better hockey than anything we will see in the NHL.

Go Canada!

Posted on 2007-12-19 at 18:43:50.

Topic: yet another movie thread...
Subject: question of ability

Ian Holm will be 80 years old when the filming starts for Hobbit. Not sure he'll be up for a year long film shoot.

The Cat Returns remains my fave Ghibli movie.

Posted on 2007-12-19 at 17:57:48.

Topic: Two truths and a lie
Subject: Mustang

1992? I think that is too modern of a model to be your first car, Olan.

Posted on 2007-12-19 at 17:16:54.

Topic: Two truths and a lie
Subject: Know me well

You are correct Robert. I recent found myself watching some channel that shows old programs and watched a ^ Million Dollar man episode and a Knightrider. It was painful to watch. I used to love these shows when i was young but the acting is so bad, the effects are cheesy and the plots transparent. I was embarassed to admit I loved them as a kid.

Got to give someone else a chance here.

Posted on 2007-12-19 at 16:50:12.

Topic: Two truths and a lie
Subject: Wrong Olan

I have no arrest warrants to my name. My hacking days were during the early days of the internet when security software had holes in them so large you could back a truck through them. I can't do any of that stuff nowadays.

I did haul a teenager up by the throat one day after I had politely pointed out to him the elderly lady was coming and he rolled his eyes at me and waved dismissedly towards me. Wrong move.

TV Time

1 - I have never seen an episode of Seinfeld
2 - I secretly enjoy old episodes of Six Million Dollar Man and Knightrider
3 - I have not seen past half way through the second season of New Battlestar Galactica series

Posted on 2007-12-19 at 16:25:37.

Topic: Two truths and a lie
Subject: Fun fun fun

Lyskhala - I am completely guessing on #2 as the lie. Mostly cause I never heard of Blackfoot.

My lie was #2 - Tall skinny women. I do not like skinny, I feel that real women have curves. Not sure what conversation Tann is referring to but I am extremely quiet (ask Olan) and a softie at heart.

New list. This one I call Dark Al.

1 - I once grabbed a teenager by the collar and hauled him out of the seat on a bus because he wouldn't give it up for an elderly lady.

2 - I once hacked into the Playboy Inc mainframe and grabbed a bunch of photos that had not been published yet, then released them to the usenets.

3 - There are places in Canada I can not go because there are warrants out for my arrest.

Posted on 2007-12-19 at 13:50:28.

Topic: Two truths and a lie
Subject: Something in the water

Well since everyone who is on the Inn is getting pregnant lately, I will say it is probably #1 that is the lie.

For those who know me and those who do not.

1) In real life, I am extremely quiet.
2) I have a thing for tall skinny women.
3) I like to portray myself as a tough guy, but really I'm just a soft teddy bear of a guy.

Posted on 2007-12-19 at 01:51:40.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: battle

I am hoping to get back into the game soon. Weekend was full of snow and shovelling so I lost some time, but managed to clean the basement which was weighing heavily on my mind.

Anyway, hope to update all my games by the end of the week. Would like to ss a post from the few that are behind but I will move the battle forward anyway as you are close to the end.

Posted on 2007-12-17 at 15:45:14.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: No orphanages here

I am hoping to get back into the game soon. I would have had time this weekend but the weather dumped close to 30 cm of snow on us and I was shoveling for a good portion of the weekend.

If work slows down at all, I should be able to update all my games by the end of the week.

Posted on 2007-12-17 at 15:42:17.

Topic: Santa Baby...
Subject: Dear Santa

I would like the Death Star for Christmas. Not a model of the Death Star but the actual Fully Operational Death Star.

I have been extra good this year and you will note, I am only asking for one item.

I promise to use to only for good and not on my sisters.


Posted on 2007-11-26 at 21:48:35.

Topic: Star Trek: Cerberus Recruitment
Subject: You gokk-bonking forgot me

Chief Engineer Steward Tier who will be joining you at DS9.

I'm a sucker for punishment, I know.

Posted on 2007-11-26 at 17:19:57.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: No shots fired ... this time.

“So glad you could join us so quickly, gentlemen,” Willow declared smoothly, her arms still out to shield the girl behind her, “is it with us or these hooligans that you have business?”

Uh, Cap,” Sam drawled through clenched teeth, his weapon now skipping between more targets than he cared to count, “I dunno what kind o’ luck this’n falls under but, if I recollect, clear, we’s done past our three…”

"We got the chance for one solid to bring us full circle and start the cycle over, Sam." Wyatt answered, waiting for someone to make a move.

It is a very tense moment, that Willow receives no answer and the Tong do not look like they wish to talk. Guns are being pointed, shells pumped, triggers cocked and the look of the Tong Guards’ faces reveals nothing of what they are thinking. One of them, the leader you would assume by his demeanor and red sash, commands the others in Chinese so fast you can’t catch all of it. Something about “protect”, “Grandfather” and “kill them all” you caught but the rest you are unsure.

The old Sheppard rights himself upwards and calls out in a commanding voice, “No! No Violence! No killing! Any man who harms another here will no longer be welcome in my house!”

The words have a profound effect as guns are immediately lowered and many of the men bow deeply in respect despite the fact that the priest can not see them.

“Dao!” The old man cries out

“ //I am here Grandfather//” the young lady behind Willow calls out in Chinese.

“Are you hurt?”

“//No Grandfather. But I kicked one of them. I am so sorry grandfather. I was scared and he ..//”

“Don’t worry about it child. They brought it unto themselves as violence only begets violence.”

The old man approaches you and the young lady detaches herself from Willows arm and runs to her grandfather. She swiftly details to the Sheppard the details of you (three men, a woman, they came to our aid etc etc). He listens patiently and then comes forward to stand before you. “Thank you. Many a man or woman are there who would have walked pass and pretended to not notice. Others would resort to guns and killing immediately to make their point. I thank you for your aid and am honoured by your restraint.” He says and bows to you formally as does his granddaughter.

(Assume some conversation here)

Red Sash comes forward. He sees the old man bowing to you and immediately bows to you as well. Then he says, “Honoured Grandfather. What shall we do with these men that bothered you?”

“Hold them but do not hurt them. I wish to speak to them for awhile about the errors of their ways. Only through forgiveness and wisdom will they see a better path to walk.”

The Sheppard and the young lady leave you, heading towards the ruffians who now sit with their backs to the stables, disarmed. The bleeding nose of the one seems to have stopped, but they are kept there as the priest starts into a sermon to his captive audience about the word of the lord and loving thy neighbour.

“Do you gentlemen know the story of the Good Samaritan? It is an important story that all should know and think long and hard upon ….”

OOC: I have left this open for more interaction if you want. Otherwise you are free to continue to the schoolhouse.

Posted on 2007-11-25 at 21:41:21.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: Stunned and unable to parry

SAUP is a game state where you are not unconscious but are literally reeling from the attack. You can not fight, you can not parry - you are essentially defenseless but you can post thoughts, fears, doubts or whatever might be going through Max's mind right now.

Max can get up and move around - you can even try to do a potion if you'd like, but you can not fight at all until you get yourself righted.

Whoa - Only one post this week. Everyone busy or was I too vague?

Posted on 2007-11-25 at 20:58:28.
Edited on 2007-11-25 at 21:45:00 by Alacrity

Topic: The Would You Rather Game
Subject: well

I had to look up what kettle corn was, I will go with caramel corn.

Baby Early or Baby Late?

Posted on 2007-11-20 at 19:26:53.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Well no one is kilt yet

Remember there is the young girl and the old man who you just saved. The Tong aren't likely to open up with one of them still in the way.

Posted on 2007-11-20 at 17:17:03.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: WHY!

Why are all my players so paranoid!? I have the lowest player killed ratio on this site!

Posted on 2007-11-20 at 16:49:53.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Tongs for being here

Did I scare everyone away with the Tong Gang?

Posted on 2007-11-20 at 16:21:13.

Topic: Star Trek: Cerberus Recruitment
Subject: stop it!

Stop talking about needing a chief Engineer! It won't work!

Posted on 2007-11-20 at 15:23:16.

Topic: Olan's baby photobucket
Subject: The humanity!

Pictures to haunt a child for the rest of his life.

Posted on 2007-11-19 at 18:22:08.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Universal actually

I don't get notification for Qwwllo or ROC.

Anyway, I have posted and you can too! Surrounded by Tong thugs in a dead end town - sounds like a bad song.

Posted on 2007-11-19 at 18:21:09.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Been over this

I don't get notifications either. I have told Olan aboutthe problem but no solution has been found.

Posted on 2007-11-19 at 02:51:33.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off
Subject: Dead men tell no tales

Corporal Gruber waited on his knees and thought of his training. Many years ago, he had stayed in this position for two weeks, before a training mannequin to learn this move. It was a deception based on fast reflexes and knowing your enemy.

”Your opponents are encumbered with many ideals that guide their actions. Use them to your advantage and they are as powerful as any weapon of technique.” The Training Commander had said walking before the decoys, “You are caught alone, facing superiorly armed and armoured enemies who are burdened with codes of honour, beliefs and morality. Challenge them! Don’t feed into their delusions with offers to surrender or lay down arms. Ask them to do what they can not possibly do – go against their own codes. Make them face that and they will hesitate, and …”

“Aye that I shall but first a question, what lies above us, what manner of creature do ye face on tis roof. Answer and you shall die quickly by my hand without pain, refuse and in your last moment’s pain will be all you will remember,” the gladiator asked

"Stay your hand, friend Maximus," the tin clad leader spoke.

"You know I am no stranger to bloodshed, but I cannot allow this. Were we executing this man for a crime, it would be one thing... but as far as we have seen, he has simply done his duty - he has followed the orders of his commander. I cannot let you murder him for this. No one wants to gain this tower more than I! And yet, if you do this, if I allow you to do this, what makes us different from those we oppose? No. Bind him. Let one of the mages render him senseless. But we will not murder a man who has offered his surrender."

They will start to monologue. No, they can’t do this that and the other thing. Yada, yada yada rights and deeds and you will have time to do this.

“He didn’t surrender, don’t make that mistake,” the young boy responded. “If he lives he will look to fight again. And it wouldn’t be murder…it would be justice. Any Green young enough to be serving has the blood of citizens on his hands. Take it from one who knows how the Emperor keeps his grip on the land.”

By the Gods, they are gonna talk me to death

Maximus moved to end the Green’s life with a swing of his vorpal blade. With sudden swiftness and flexibility, the Green bent himself backwards as the blade descended, dodging the blow. Then he sprang upwards as the gladiator tried to correct his swing. Using the base of his wrist extended upwards, the Green strikes Maximus directly at the base of the nose, The force from the blow sending bone fragments through the brain at a high velocity, killing him instantly.

Or so it would have been, had Dapple not been ready. The thief knew it was a trap – after all Greens do not surrender. It was almost their motto, like the Blues with their “We are the Shield”. Dapple didn’t know what the move would be, but she knew something would happen.

Her dagger left her hand quickly and accurately. As the wrist came up to strike, the blade sunk deep into the Imperial’s shoulder, causing him to move ever so much. He didn’t cry out, but the impact of the attack was diverted so Maximus wasn’t killed, but struck hard to the face. He staggered back, reeling for the blow, unable to keep his bearings from the intense pain and momentary blindness caused by the blow. He fell backwards down the stairs.

Then the lightening struck. A blue bolt of energy appeared out of nowhere, striking Dapple, and then arcing to Kilgim before hitting the stairwell. The green Imperial died with a scream of intense agony. Dapple took the full force of the blast and fell to the ground. Kilgim, spared the full energy and resilient as dwarves are, is standing still but definitely injured.

A pillar of flames erupts where Arien was standing. The heat from the pillar is intense, burning with a holy energy hot enough to melt the metal of armour and turn flesh to ash. But when the fire column is gone, Arien stands, unscathed by the flames if looking a bit mystified.

Two women appear in the doorway behind you. Both wear the red uniform of the Imperial magic corp, one has a holy symbol of a silver skull, long white hair and a intense look of anger upon face. The other has black hair, pale skin and dark eyes with a bewildered vacant expression. She is looking directly at Valentine then says, “Adrian? Is that you?”

“I said kill the mages! Now!” the white one cries out. Then both of them disappear again.

Arien: not a scratch - still
Char: Light Wounds
Maximus: Critical Wounds – Stunned and unable to parry
Jal: Taking notes (Say, that was a nice Lightning bolt)
Valentine: Arm is coming back – next round
Kilgim: Serious Wounds
Dapple: Critical Wounds –Stunned and unable to parry

Admiral – check your sheet if you want to know who the woman is, or ask me for details. Both Jal and Valentine recognize the dark eyes and pale skin as symptoms of a mage using their spells past their mana limits, therefore using up life force.

Posted on 2007-11-19 at 02:49:37.
Edited on 2007-11-19 at 14:15:55 by Vanadia

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: here comes the cavalry - sorta

"Ain't it something', Sam, how it don't matter what piece I' dirt we settle on there're always low down, mangy rats that need exterminatin'?"

“Uh-huh,” Dash nodded, his hand moving deliberately to the butt of his own revolver and not hesitating in the least to slide the iron from its holster, “Gorram shame, too, as them rats don’t never seem ta get smart enough ta stop bringin’ knives ta gunfights.”

And if that ain't enough to draw their attention away from the old man and the girl, Wyatt'll say, "Hey! Ugly! Lay off or I'll break ya."

The three amigos stop shoving the old man around, letting him fall dizzily at their feet. They put hands on pistols, ready to defend against these … interfering types.

The man with the girl is clearly confused. People normal keep moving by them, not wanting to get themselves involved. But these two …

Moments pass like eternity between the ticks of a clock. “Mind your own business Stranger! Or you’ll find it cut off!” he snarls at you, seemingly unaware of the mixing of metaphors. He reaches for the girl, probably thinking to use her as a shield against Wyatt and Sam. As he reaches though, the girl kicks him. Not the kicks of a martial artist, or a street fighter taught to attack with deadly force. It is the high swift kick straight up of a dancer. She nails him square in the nose and follows up with another kick, to the exact same place. Blood pours from his nose as the girl cries out in terror and turns to run towards Wyatt and Willow, hiding behind them.

‘AHHH! My nose! Gorram it! My nose!” he drops his knife and clutches his nose in agony, trying to stem the bleeding. The other three start to laugh at him, then remember that they are supposed to be looking intimidating at you and seem embarrassed.

It is an awkward moment now. They obviously don’t want to fight you and the one of them might need some medical attention. ‘What she do that for?” the bleeding man whines, “We’s just having some fun.”

The gravel crunches behind you and you urn your head enough to see another man approaching. Wyatt and Sam recognize Fenris Apollo and nod a greeting before turning three attention to the ruffians.

Then, from around the side of the stables come running five men, all oriental dressed in black. They are armed with pistols on their sides, double machetes on their backs, while three carry shotguns and two have rifles. Four more come running around the other side of the stables, similarly armed. They look have the look and demeanor of Tong thugs and they are moving to surround all of you.

OOC: Tong are similar to Chinese Triad or the Mafia. Organized crime syndicates organized around families.

Posted on 2007-11-19 at 00:32:09.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: Sorry

I have been my usual busy so I have not posted the conclusion of "Maximus and the Deadly Hallow".I would like to say that I am building suspense, but I would be lying.

This weekend I hope to post, unless William decides to show up early and then all bets are off.

I can barely keep up with these games and you people want me to join Star Trek too? Nuts.

Posted on 2007-11-16 at 15:39:37.

Topic: A Cold Day in Hell Q&A
Subject: really

Now that is an intersting mental picture.

Posted on 2007-11-15 at 21:42:18.

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