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Lady N's picture
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I'm more of a cat person, dogs require too much effort. I want a pet that can live its own life until I decide I need a snuggle. 

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I got into the OSU Academy. I go after my day at high school to OSU's main campus to take classes. Suck it, underachievers

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Redsrock wrote:

You have a fox? You did name him Tod, right? Tell me you did...

A neighborhood fox, I assume. They'll kill everything they can find. We've got tons of them up here, sort of the advance wave for the coyotes.

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1. Cats > dogs

2. I can't believe you people all know calculus. I never learned anything more complex than basic trigonometry (and i've forgotten it entirely)

3. I've potentially massively pissed off a FREAKING MAGICIAN and now i'm worried he's going to find out what I did and saw me in half

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Lady N wrote:

Astion: 1.8k? fanboy >.>

Fanboyism is as fanboyism does, and at the moment this fanboy is looking at thirty inches of pure sex. Jealous?

And it was second-hand, so I paid a lot less for it than that. I may be a fanboy, but I'm not crazy. Or made of money.

Also, cats are the best. Ratty is probably the only thing keeping me sane at the moment. He's now developed this habit of sleeping on my chest at night, and he wakes me up just before my alarm by sticking his paw in my mouth. Adorable.

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cats up in this

only i have this boston terrier and it's awesome too

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Congrats, B-rad. I call your OSU and raise you..... little ole' IUS? :(

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Brian wrote:

I got into the OSU Academy. I go after my day at high school to OSU's main campus to take classes. Suck it, underachievers

I see you're following in my footsteps.  I did my undergrad work at OSU.

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I miss Albides.

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I am Albides.

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is it me or do 70% of commercials use either whistling music or music with acoustic guitars in it or both

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So I just had my very first encounter with a pair of Jehovah's Witnesses. What lovely people.

I'm about as non-religious as one can get, but since my favourite subject of all is religion, we ended up standing on the sidewalk and talking for almost three quarters of an hour. They were very polite and pleasant, and like all really dilligent Bible scholars, they had an encyclopaedic knowledge of the book. They couldn't answer some of my questions and they couldn't satisfy my logic, but they actually thanked me at the end for being such a good listener and being so friendly. Obviously, it's not something that happens to them often.

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My father is like that with them. I'd talk to them too but when my dad's not here to do it my mom won't let me. Because she hates them. One time they handed me one of their booklets which said something about how the laws of physics had to be perfectly calibrated and therefore someone must have calibrated them. It was shortly after that when it didn't explain why that I stopped reading.

They're definitely nice people though, yeah, don't deserve all the bullshit they get. Though I can see why they get it.

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You guys are lucky, I guess, because the ones where I live aren't so polite and friendly. On several occasions in which I told them I wasn't interested in talking, they put a hand on the door as I tried to close it, begging for me to "stop being ignorant" and listen to them. I was never impolite and I treated them with respect, I simply have no desire to talk with them. *shrug*

And they always seem to ring the doorbell when my Cincinnati Reds are playing. -_-

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Get a shotgun.

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It's funny how they're everywhere these days. A reporter was talking to a refugee from a tiny, isolated, war-torn breakaway republic and she said, 'I follow the true faith! Please give this number to the Jehovah's Witnesses in Frankfurt so they can send help!'

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Jesus fucking Christ, but there are some bloodsuckers in this world.

Makes me want to read Atlas Shrugged, it does.

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I had an idea for a short story and I've been wanting to get some opinions. I didn't want to start an entire thread for it, though, because that would've certainly been overkill. So, please give me your opinion:

Something I don’t normally do is work on two projects at once, but… that’s exactly what I’m doing now. Two short stories. One of them I’ve talked to you about, the one about the boy and the school and the dream. But I have another short story I’m working on, one I’m much prouder of than the other. Here’s what it’s about. Please tell me what you think of the general idea. There will be spoilers… but whatever. I’m not a professional writer so I doubt any of you care anyway.

The short story is titled The Whiskey Brothers. It’s a story about three best friends (Jacob Jones, Ricky Applegate and Nathan Barnett) who steal a bottle of whiskey and take it to the cabin they found in the woods (the story starts in the cabin with the bottle of whiskey already there). The aim of the story is to chronologically tell the story of these three best friends and what has happened to them since they created their little group.

The story will be split into five sections, and each section will be titled to the age and the year of when the scene occurs. The titles of each individual section are very, very symbolic towards the story. Here’s what will happen:

Section 1 - 11… 1980: The three each take a turn in taking a shot of Jack Daniels whiskey. All three hate the taste, but still agree to do the same thing every year. They call their little rebellious group The Whiskey Brothers, hence the title.

Section 2 – 21… 1990: The three of them are now 21. Two of the characters turned 21 two weeks and three weeks before the third character, but they still wait for him before they have their first “legal” drink together, again on the same day as when they were 11 years old. This signifies the power of their group and how good of friends they are. At the end of the scene they again promise to do this year after year.

Section 3 – 41… 2010: Ricky has died and this is their first “Whiskey Day” without all three together. Ricky was always the rebellious of the three, and he died via a motorcycle accident (it actually happened during an illegal street race). Jacob and Nathan talk about how much they miss “Rick,” how they always told him motorcycles would be the death of him. Both men are married with children. At the end of the scene Jacob is crying. He tries to hide it, but Nathan sees it. Nathan tells him it’ll be alright and Jacob answers, “But he’s gone, man. He’s really gone. We were supposed to do this every year and now he’s gone.” To which Nathan answers, “We’ll still do it, Jake. Every year, I promise. For Rick.”

Section 4 – 61… 2030: Now Nathan has died, and it’s just Jacob. This is the first year he’s had his Whiskey Day without either Nathan or Ricky. He’s 61 years old now, and he’s being accompanied by his son of 39 years old (whose wife is pregnant with their first child). Jacob reminisces about his days as a Whiskey Brother. There’s plenty of memories, even some crying, and ultimately they leave the cabin after a couple of shots together. At the end of the scene Jacob looks at his son and says, tearing up again, “Son, this was nice… and I appreciate you bringing me here and having a shot with me. But… I miss my friends.”

Section 5 – 11… 2041: Tommy Jones and his two friends are walking through the forest. Tommy is the son of Kevin Jones, Jacob’s only son. Tommy and his two friends are looking for the cabin Tommy’s father always talked about. This scene is extremely short. The ending line of the story is the following, said by Tommy himself: “Let’s hurry up and find this cabin, guys. I want to take a drink and put the bottle back before my dad gets home.”

So what do you guys think? I think it’s an original idea, but I’m obviously biased and I need your opinion please.


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Sounds like a fantastic idea, Reds... I really like the idea. Especially the bit about stealing the bottle of whiskey, for some reason.

Although personally, I'd keep it time-period agnostic. The focus of the story seems to be on the relationships and the memories, anyway.

When do you start?

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The first section is pretty much written, and that's about as far as I am with it right now. I would say there's editing to do as well, but I won't do any in depth editing until the entire thing is finished.

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Well, today looks like it's going to be interesting already.

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I'm wearing heels and shiny tights to clean my room. A few minutes prior to this I was sprawled on the couch wearing nothing but a tiny robe and watching Netflix). I need a life D:

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Lady N wrote:

I'm wearing heels and shiny tights to clean my room. A few minutes prior to this I was sprawled on the couch wearing nothing but a tiny robe and watching Netflix). I need a life D:

Are you role-playing a woman who is schizophrenic in what she wears?

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No, just both lazy (in that I didn't want to get dressed after a shower) and bored (in that I wanted to dress up). 

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Astion wrote:

Jesus fucking Christ, but there are some bloodsuckers in this world.

Makes me want to read Atlas Shrugged, it does.

you'll regret it

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If he ignores the 3rd part he oughta be fine.

 

White onions make orange dye. Red onions make green dye. Huh. 

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I just returned from my weekend down at Long Beach Island and Atlantic City, and I want to tell some things about my experience.

1. Do NOT go outside. If you're at the beach, have the intent to swim. The ocean breeze is not enough to cool you when the sand burns off the soles of your feet. If you desire a tan, then age your hide to your hide's content.

2. Lighthouses are not attractive places to visit in 93 degree weather.

3. The Jersey Shore is infamous for being a mecca of guidohood, but the locals are proper folk who sell peaches and cherries at farmer's markets. In spite of the beaches' local charm, moobs predominate than boobs.

4. Atlantic City is a run-down shit hole with absolutely nothing to do but to lose.

5. Yet, casino buffets are worthwhile rip-offs.

6. AC hotels are meeting places for gaggles of girls to celebrate their 21st year of life while bachelor packs scheme around ATM machines to prowl.

7. Do not let senior citizens determine your destination. The Republican counties of Central Jersey are so safe they're dull. Furthermore, the nearer you are to Belmar, the more crowded the beach.

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guess who's finally playing through morrowind

In hindsight this should be in that other thread but I tend to be extremely tired in the late hours.

 

and apparently editing posts bumps them

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I enjoy working at JC Penney.

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Redsrock wrote:

I enjoy working at JC Penney.

I enjoy shopping at JC Penny.