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  • Re: Player Pics

    With Jovolo's post: Anyone else enjoy watching hands massage a guitar neck:


  • Re: OOC Raves

    Just spent 13 hours out today. It has been an insane day of ups and downs, but overall I was really glad to spend it with my two older brothers. With all of us having our own lives and struggles, it's hard to find a way to meet together, but it's always a joy to get to see them. Even when one of them farts next to me on purpose.
  • Re: What Happened To You Today?

    Awakened Jinsun Ze'Dekiah yells from close at hand, "Come on Byakko, bring her 
    in, you can't handle this!"

    Distressing images from the Sea of Terror of the Sefyric Ocean override your 
    senses as they depict the narrow escape from death at sea of the crew of JPF The 
    Black Wake, captained by Jinsun.


  • Re: Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?

    You need to define 'Christmas movie' before you can determine whether Die Hard does or does not fit those criteria.

    Is a Christmas movie a movie that explores the values and practises associated with the holiday, ie. 'the meaning of Christmas'?

    Die Hard shows us John McClane attempting to reconcile with an estranged family member, his wife, at a party. Circumstances force them to occupy a building together. While others present focus on material wealth, which leads to their downfall, John places a higher value on personal relationships, and this factors into his happy ending.

    Is a Christmas movie a movie that takes place at Christmas?

    Die Hard takes place over the course of a work Christmas party and its aftermath. The Christmas setting is largely peripheral, with critical but ultimately minor plot relevance, serving as the impetus for the protagonist's presence (attending wife's work party) and villain's plot (building is largely unoccupied due to holiday).

    Is a Christmas movie one that you would be willing to watch on Christmas?

    Die Hard features smart writing, respectable acting, engaging action, relatable characters, and no overt moralising, making it inoffensive and engaging for audiences of almost all ages and backgrounds. The presence of minor Christmas elements weighs subtly but heavily in its favour here; a movie with no Christmas elements would be less desirable to watch over the Christmas period, regardless of its other merits.

    Die Hard does not focus on the spirit, values, or celebration of Christmas, meaning it rates lower in criteria #1 and #2 than more Christmas-centric movies like Jingle All the Way and Elf. However it rates relatively highly overall when all three criteria are taken into account. By rating highly in the crucial criteria #3, it pulls ahead of more Christmas-y but less watchable and, critically, less re-watchable movies like Home Alone 2, Batman Returns, Gremlins, Reindeer Games, and A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. It goes without saying that for adult audiences it ranks well above the myriad saccharine family-oriented movies like Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Story, The Polar Express, Frosty the Snowman (1969 animated), and It's a Wonderful Life.
  • Re: What Happened To You Today?

    You have scored a WORLD-SHATTERING CRITICAL hit!!!

    You have slain Andir, retrieving the corpse.

    Your soul cries out in ecstasy as it reaches new heights of power. You have advanced to level 83.

    You have reached the illustrious level of 3rd Circle of Celestial Power.

  • Re: Player Pics

    Latest decent pic of me! Was having fun with makeup today.  :D 


  • Re: What Happened To You Today?

    Morthif said:
    Taryius said:
    High above, Antonius opens her glistening, tooth-lined maw wide and rains a great tempest of dragonfire down upon you, from which there is no escape or reprieve.

    (S)He Multi-classed all the classes so the next logical step is to Multi-Gender all the genders?
  • Re: What Happened To You Today?

    Taryius said:
    High above, Antonius opens her glistening, tooth-lined maw wide and rains a great tempest of dragonfire down upon you, from which there is no escape or reprieve.

  • Re: Calling all Battlestations! Share how you play achaea!

    Sobriquet said:

    Edit - I work from home, so can't post pictures due to the information on display around it.

  • Re: Calling all Battlestations! Share how you play achaea!

    The semi-controlled chaos that is where I work/live!