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kathycf's picture

It has been very quiet around here these last few weeks. Shock

I think I need to get to the bottom of this. Please complete this survey at your earliest convenience.

Signed - Nosy Person.

What has prevented you from posting?

A.) I want to post but am currently trapped under a heavy object. Sick

B.) Post? Too busy, out on the town, latah losers! Cool

C.) I can't post as I have fallen into a mystical portal. Shocked

D.) Why aren't I posting? Shaddup and mind your own business. Crazy

Unfortunately, I was unable to post due to being trapped under a heavy object inside a mystical portal. Happily this has been resolved as I have once again resumed both my medication and the ability to use a computer.

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kathycf's picture
Hey

Hey guys. *waves* Smile

Dulac wrote:
Seems I've fallen into the mystical portal of web programming. I've been thinking about DS1 and DS2 lately though! I also have an itch to play DS1 LOA. Something is pleasant about slaying monsters with a large team.

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I also have an itch to play DS1 LOA. Something is pleasant about slaying monsters with a large team.

Oneofus oneofus oneofus... Tongue

I agree, monster killing is quite fun. Except for Krug. Then it's all "grrrh argh" and your reward is a bone club or something.

Eksevis's picture
Preoccupied, mostly. Don't

Preoccupied, mostly. Don't usually start a conversation regarding Dungeon Siege as much as I'd like, too. Sometimes my mind is elsewhere and focused on another game or likely anime.

Dulac's picture
Seems I've fallen into the

Seems I've fallen into the mystical portal of web programming. I've been thinking about DS1 and DS2 lately though! I also have an itch to play DS1 LOA. Something is pleasant about slaying monsters with a large team.

kathycf's picture
re: mascot

The cricket is just some clip art I had tucked away. You never know when you might need some odd little picture, so I keep a full library of images. Balls of yarn? Coffee? Zombies? Check. Tongue

White chocolate is really more of an ivory color, rather than white. It is nasty and horrible and not fit to be called "chocolate". I don't know who's stupid idea it was to make it (Nestle appears to be one of the first mass marketers to introduce white chocolate, but the actual person isn't known).

The crickets don't seem to be all that satisfying to this person.

Annoyed Amazon customer wrote:
1.0 out of 5 stars
Low quality chocolate. Oddly, the insects were not the disgusting part! Not worth it.

I suspect the problem was the white chocolate.

I think this kookaburra did NOT ORDER its lunch from Amazon...it seems happy with that thing its eating. Gross.

about the mascot

Is that meant to be the white-chocolate-covered one? All the "white" chocolate I see is really pale creamy yellow.

I'm still trying to puzzle out how 2 + 2 (crickets + worms) = 3!

PS to all you talented modders, how about a new monster? Looks like our laughing kookaburra bird, but larger (no need to make it fly, lets say it is too big for that, for all it still has wings): "Angry Beast Kookaburra". In DS1, its natural habitat could be somewhere on the island of Utrae, home to all sorts of exotic creatures.

kathycf's picture
Official Blog Mascot

chirpchirp

kathycf's picture
Oooh, now I understand

ghastley wrote:
There's a bird called the Ruff, because the male of the species has a ring of long feathers around his neck for display purposes. The Female of the species is a reeve - because she's a ruff without a ruff. They're Eurasian, no similar US variety that I know of.

And Ruffs and Reeves eat crickets, just to complete the circle.

Well, that clears up the confusion. I usually read posts first thing in the AM and before going to bed. So, yeah. Tiredness is my excuse, that and the kookaburras.
Insane

Maybe next we can all order some chocolate covered crickets, to truly complete the circle.

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About the product

Pack of 3- Chocolate Dipped Insects
Each box contains 2 Crickets & 2 Worms Dipped in both White & Milk Chocolate
Perfect for PRANKS:)
Awesome Gag Gift
Very Cool Party Favors

Not gonna lie, that is definitely a gift that would make me gag...
Sick

bare_elf's picture
That's just Ghastley

ghastley wrote:
There's a bird called the Ruff, because the male of the species has a ring of long feathers around his neck for display purposes. The Female of the species is a reeve - because she's a ruff without a ruff. They're Eurasian, no similar US variety that I know of.

And Ruffs and Reeves eat crickets, just to complete the circle.

Sorry Ghastley our mistake. That bird surly is a Ruff. Now you say they eat cricket, The game or the bug? Now what do you call a flying mammal that has six legs, eats bugs and uses sonar? A cricket-bat what else. Pictures of this animal are hard to find for some reason a web search gets you pictures of Kookaburra Kahuna that can not fly but make things fly instead.

Elf

I own a Kookaburra Angry Beast as I could not afford the Kookaburra Kahuna. If you are wondering yes I do play. Learned in Australia played there and in India. What a way to spend a few days

ghastley's picture
Female

There's a bird called the Ruff, because the male of the species has a ring of long feathers around his neck for display purposes. The Female of the species is a reeve - because she's a ruff without a ruff. They're Eurasian, no similar US variety that I know of.

And Ruffs and Reeves eat crickets, just to complete the circle.

bare_elf's picture
shire-reeve

The word sheriff is a corruption of shire-reeve. I figured that out while watching one of the Robin Hood Movies. Robin Hood's father was really a high ranking noble loyal to King Richard the first (Lion Heart). On returning from the crusades Richard was held for ransom by one of the German states. John Richard's younger brother did not pay the ransom but made himself king instead. He fired all the reeves (tax collector, law enforcement, judge) appointed by Richard. Then the new sheriffs where tasked with removing all the lords that told John they would pay the ransom. They did this by Collecting all the property belonging to the loyal lords as a tax for defying the King putting all these items estates etc. Under the control of John. Arrested the loyal lords. Tried them and executed them. Pretty handy when one person could do all that. That is why robin hood was outlawed. I could wright more but it would be better if you just read an account of the time period written in the time of King Richard the First and an account of the events written after the passage of about 300 years. Then look at how the language had changed. An interesting side note a large number of those estates still belong to the English Royal Family as there where no Loyal Lords or families of those lords left alive to return them to. Oh some have been since awarded to other nobles for service to other kings. However Nottingham is not one of them.

Elf

kathycf's picture
I did *not* know that. (edit) Uh, wait a second now

Actually her reeve looks lots more comfortable than a man's ruff. Looser around the neck and kind of looks like a shelf. That could come in handy.

Say, I wonder if I could become a reaver while wearing a reeve. I think the folk of the villages I plunder might like it a little more if I had some pretty neck wear. Of course I would have to have my reeves made with wash and wear fabric since I hear reaving is a messy business.

Wait a second here...ghastley may be pulling my "reeve" Shock

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Reeve was the general medieval term for a supervising official and is found in a number of different contexts.

I are confused... Insane

ghastley's picture
Reeve

And did you know that a female ruff is called a reeve?

That's the bird, not this woman

bare_elf's picture
I not so sure

kathycf wrote:
If I fell asleep in a meeting while wearing a ruff, I'm sure I would do something to give myself away, like drooling on my ruff or snoring.

*sigh*

I still think it is a look that could catch on again. Insane

Most ruffs of that type according to Dog and his friends where starched so it was like wearing wolf teeth around your neck that where still attached to the wolf. Both would make some nasty cuts so instead of drool it would more likely be blood.

No ruffs about the neck says dog just like no jumping off the roof sound a dog makes or wrapping a dog bark around a tree that does not have its own bark.

Elf and DOG

kathycf's picture
Ruffs are rough

If I fell asleep in a meeting while wearing a ruff, I'm sure I would do something to give myself away, like drooling on my ruff or snoring.

*sigh*

I still think it is a look that could catch on again. Insane

bare_elf's picture
elf knows

ghastley wrote:
Is the elf familiar with Drake's Bay? It's possibly where he stopped following the American coastline and set out across the ocean.

Yes the Elf knows the place nice beach and not many people

ghastley's picture
Meetings aid

Now that could catch on again. You could fall asleep in a meeting, and the ruff would keep your head up! Paint your eyelids, so they look like they're open, and you're golden.

As an aside, and talking of ruff-wearers, we just had the anniversary of Sir Francis Drake's circumnavigation of the world. (First by a captain that was in command all the way round. Magellan died on the way and the trip was completed by a replacement.)

Is the elf familiar with Drake's Bay? It's possibly where he stopped following the American coastline and set out across the ocean.

kathycf's picture
hand wave

ghastley wrote:
RSimpkinuk57 wrote:
Ties, symbolically standing for the hangman's noose, are clothing accessories worn by males in token of submission to authority. Ties are not worn when playing cricket.
Actually they may be, by the umpires, who _are_ the authorities. I raise the finger of dismissal (just to add to the confusion).

The finger of dismissal? I like that. Is that sort of like hand waving? Like "Mark and I were watching The Walking Dead and were wondering why Daryl was riding around alone on a motorcycle. Eh, *hand wave*.

I'm glad neck wear and ties have evolved over the centuries. Can you guys imagine people strolling around with ruffs? Now, that's a look.

ghastley's picture
I'd rather be tied than drawn (or quartered)

RSimpkinuk57 wrote:
Ties, symbolically standing for the hangman's noose, are clothing accessories worn by males in token of submission to authority. Ties are not worn when playing cricket.
Actually they may be, by the umpires, who _are_ the authorities. I raise the finger of dismissal (just to add to the confusion).

No ties in cricket

Ties, symbolically standing for the hangman's noose, are clothing accessories worn by males in token of submission to authority. Ties are not worn when playing cricket.

A game of cricket ends in a draw (sorry Ghastley, just a cover point remark).

ghastley's picture
Cricket is singular

I wanted to post that but since cricket takes five days (if played properly) and ends in a tie, I didn't have time.

(Caught at Silly Mid-on attempting a leg sweep) Insane

bare_elf's picture
how about...

broken hand can not type.
Elf

Ummmmm

A,B,C,E,F maybe D and g as well a Z(The Zylons are coming Insane )

Insane Shark Dwarf

kathycf's picture
Addendum

Well, I'm not sure if the word addendum is applicable here but I just wanted to type it out and look fancy. Please complete the main survey but include these answers when considering your response.

Signed; Nosy Person

E.) I wanted to post that I objected to posting but a giant anvil with the logo "ACME" fell out of the sky onto my fingers, thus preventing me from posting. That I object. To posting.

F.) A six foot tall cricket trapped me momentarily under its legs. It was a "cute meet" moment and I decided that cricket dude could sing and we hit the town. Latah Losers!

G.) I am somewhat interested in posting but have fallen into a mystical portal that led into a distant galaxy far away and long ago.

H.) I would post lots more but I am strange and people tend to avoid me since I am the author of nosy,odd surveys who manages to get trapped under heavy object with alarming frequency.

(addendum to the first addendum: I hate killing animals in games also; even the giant spiders. I tend to think that while many animals are quite dangerous if encountered in the wild, the producers of games tend to rely on fighting them too much, especially at lower levels of the game. Personally, I would prefer to only kill monster type creatures or brigand/bad guy types.)

Darkelf's picture
re: *crickets*

C.) I can't post as I have fallen into a mystical portal.

I tried final fantasy for a while but killing animals in games just didn't cut it so I went back to my favorite game - Swtor, which I may say is free up to level 50 and very customizable online rpg game

I play dungeon siege some but not as often as years ago.

ghastley's picture
A-

I wanted to object but was trapped under a heavy post.

bare_elf's picture
trapped under a cricket

The lack of posting by the regulars may be do to being trapped under a cricket that got heavy from eating a mysterious mystical portal. Me on the other hand was the fact that I was taking my medication which allows me to see that Dungeon Siege is not reality but just a game. Thankfully the cricket of nosiness tossed my medication into a bus that was out on the town, which caused the driver of the bus to divert into a mystical portal that had a one way sign posted at the entrance, so I should be around until my next appointment with the doctor that thinks my brain would make a good horror movie.
Elf