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Monday, January 25th, 2010
9:03 am

fechtbuch

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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008
8:54 pm - new Girl

ecomaiden
Good morning, people of the dreamtime...

I'm morrigan.

I am a poetic, nature loving soul.

I wish I was back in the days of harps, lore and story telling by the fire.

I will drag you to the clifftops and sing tales of mermaids and sirens to you in a sweet, beautiful voice.
I will philosophise by the campfire.
I will dance in fields of meadowsweet, calling to the spirits.

I am guided by nature and love trees more than i love most human beings.

"Wishmaster" by Nightwish is my favourite song.

If you would like to get to know me better, feel free to talk. I would love to meet kindred souls!

I try to save the world, by being carbon-friendly :) oh, and....

I juggle knives, spin fire and am a classicla singer in my spare time. I am a student of sociology full time, until June, when I want to go off on ADVENTURES!!!

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Sunday, April 30th, 2006
8:58 pm

irisconlon
Good 'morrow adventure people. Are you liking of the fan fiction? 

Try orc_soup


Click on the photo to link to the trailer.

A fanfiction spoof based on Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Newsies, Harry Potter and More.

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Monday, January 16th, 2006
12:11 am - Friday the 13th Full Moon Snowshoe! (not very good pics but oh well)

jessifly
Snowshoe trip in the Moonlight to Emerald lake RMNP on fullmoon Friday the 13th!

We began about 9pm

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Wednesday, January 4th, 2006
10:27 pm

jessifly

Today we went snowshoeing (That's John, Dimas, Jess, Me and James)
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Wednesday, November 16th, 2005
10:57 pm - Hello?

ogunshi
I joined the group to meet other like minded people, but it looks like the group is rather slow at the moment.

I guess I’ll take this time to get my introduction out of the way. Everyone calls me Ogunshi or just Ogun. The name means Spirit of Fate (it means other things as well, but I shall not go into them at this time).

I have been in the Army as Search and Rescue specialist for forested areas. I also studied several forms of martial arts, including Capoeira, a little bit of Jeet Kune Do, and Wu-Shu. I’m currently focusing my attention to (as in practicing and trying to find teachers for ) Escrima, Kenjutsu, and Naginatajutsu.

Currently I am living in the Philly area, but looking for friends where ever I can find them.

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Thursday, September 8th, 2005
8:05 pm

viable_chimera
One day and already 4 people have stepped up to be volunteer drivers!

Keep it comin'!

http://www.me-3.org/hurricanekatrina

current mood: chipper

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Sunday, September 4th, 2005
9:51 am - I'm posting this everywhere to get an answer...

sinisterfeeling
What does it take to move out of the country?
Is anyone aware of websites relating to American citizens wanting to move to say, Great Britian or elsewhere?
I'm going to do my own research, but if anyone has some readily available information, giving it would be great. <3

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Saturday, September 3rd, 2005
9:43 pm - possibly inspiring legend

rami_raksab
Don't mistake this for preaching, but it does happen to be from the Bible.

*ahem*

So in the book of Judges, Israel is doing pretty lousy. There's barbarians on the rampage (the Midianites). We have our friend Gideon, who's a farm boy minding his own business, and an angel appears to him. The angel says: "G-d is with you, mighty hero of Israel."

Gideon's response: whaddaya mean G-d is with us?! The country's a mess right now and Israel is getting stomped. And why do you call me hero? Do I look like a hero to you?

The angel says: "Go, save your people."

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Monday, August 29th, 2005
11:36 pm
kitznegari Wizards of the Coast will sponsor after-school D&D programs in public libaries!

from article: The Afternoon Adventure with DUNGEONS & DRAGONS program will include everything librarians need to start regular gaming programs in their library with the original pen-and-paper roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D for short). Players assume the persona of fantasy characters and pursue magical adventures, confronting and solving problems using strategic thinking and teamwork. For three decades, D&D has appealed to an ever-increasing population of fans for its use of imagination and storytelling over competition. This free program will include a Dungeons & Dragons Basic Game (a $24.99 value), instructions for starting a D&D group in the library, a guide to using D&D as an introduction to library use, recommended reading lists, and other practical resources.

more here: http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/library

i am very excited about this :) i even saw on wilwheaton.net that he wants to get involved and to do a one-shot with a group.

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Monday, June 20th, 2005
6:46 pm - Why are you here?

fiantha
I've been thinking about when I first started looking for adventures, and realized that pretty much everyone in this community has a different motivation. I grew up on my father's backpacking stories, and while bears and thunderstorms may not be the most dramatic of adventures, the fact that exciting things happened, and happened to real people, was thrilling. I've also loved science fiction/fantasy novels for about as long as I've been able to read. What is your story? Were you inspired by myths, legends and folktales? Was it history that lit up your imagination, with stories of feudal Japan or the wild west? Did you want to fight crime like Superman or explore the frontier with Lewis and Clarke? Did you hear a relative's tales and think "I hope I have stories like that to tell my children?"

current mood: contemplative

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Sunday, June 19th, 2005
5:40 pm - Hi, I'm new!

jo_cres
Hi,
my name is Jo and i just joined this community. In fact, I think I always wanted to find some people (like me) who love adventures and really want to be prepared for them to happen! Hopefully we will become good friends.

current mood: excited

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Sunday, June 12th, 2005
4:09 pm - Help!

viable_chimera
Hey guys,

We really need 25 more people to help us out by filling out this survey about making a difference:

http://www.me-3.org/hundredsofheadssurvey.html

The more detail you put in, the more likely it will be published in the "Be the Change" book by the Hands-On Network.

If you do this survey, remember to also do the waiver part of it, which will allow the Hands-On Network to publish yours in the book if it is picked. Please type in "The Uggets" as your Interviewer when you fill it out, and check "Be the Change" as the book:

http://www.hundredsofheads.com/forms/form-waiver.php

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Thursday, May 26th, 2005
10:54 pm - How to start someone on a quest...

saralinda
Hello again,

Been wondering...how do you start someone on a quest? I need some ideas. I'm fresh out.

X-posted to create_a_quest

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Wednesday, May 25th, 2005
10:50 pm - Real-life superhero?

rami_raksab
I'd forgotten this comm was here, but saralinda's post reminded me of it (popped up on my "Friends" page!)

I sat down some time back and tried to think up the jobs that were most reminiscent of comic-book superheroes like Spiderman. I wasn't really thinking much about LOTR-style heroes, but anyways...

Couldn't think of any good careers as a super-villain, which I suppose is just as well.

The problems with being a superhero are several, but the nearest real-life job I could come up with was firefighter.

Accordingly, I started looking into it as a career. At least in my city, the requirements are tough. Firefighters must be in excellent physical shape (better than a lot of military personnel, though probably not better than Marines), fully certified in emergency medicine (EMT or paramedic, which compares to your babysitting First Aid/CPR class like the alphabet compares to Emily Dickinson) and of course they are taught to handle several sorts of crises, from heart attacks to terrorist attacks.

Sounds good to me... now the trick is to get hired. I'm trying to build up some muscle, because firefighters have to pass a difficult set of physical tests; the written test I'm not so worried about.

p.s. Does anybody know of any other "heroic" sorts of jobs? They don't need to necessarily have requirements like this; I consider my father a hero and he is a trial lawyer, but that's fighting-evil-and-rescuing-the-weak of a different sort. (I thought about being a cop, but I'm not sure I'd enjoy that.)

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10:58 pm - Um...hi, I had to join...

saralinda
Hello everyone. This community really intrigues me, mostly because of the spirit of the thing. I have been trying to look at life as an adventure, although most of the time I feel more like the wacky comic relief than the hero. I am currently planning a little prank...er, "social experiment" in questing and I will post more about it as things develop. I also love riddles, problem-solving, and mysteries.

A good skill to learn, and one that I want to learn as a result of my dad's lifelong passion: HAM radio operating, and skills with basic electronics. This summer I am going to try to get my license.

*waves cheerfully*

current mood: chipper

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Sunday, April 24th, 2005
11:33 am
kitznegari dark conspiracy:

last night kami taught strangers not to drop white phosophorus hand grenades on her team by kicking the bitch who was doing it in the face and snapping her neck in one blow. the gunfire that followed was amazingly swift... we obliterated the entire group that was staying at the mayan temple within seconds... easily reinforcing the "can this team do anything subtle? f$%@* no!" sensation. hehehe. we sure as hell do TRY to not blow up everything in our paths. but this time we knew it was destined to happen when juan (read that as "short, pissy, drunken mexican who is only in it for the helicopter") was the first guy to step out and say something to them on our arrival. *sigh*

the next day, kami and juan went to the waffle house near the hotel the team was staying at, and kami sees an ad in the newspaper for a "long knife" and gun for sale, so they go to check it out. the sword ends up being a severely antique, beautiful samurai kitana that the man who owns it (a man, who, by the way, lives in a trailer and does his business from a broken down school bus on his lawn) has been using it to *twitch* "chop wood". i plead with juan to help me rescue this beautiful piece of weaponry from this man. he buys it, along with the gun which is sort of a "meh" piece of equipment and has two beers with the guy for good measure.

kami: sword sword sword sword sword sword sword, i like swords!
seller guy: welcome to corenia!
juan: buuuuuuuurp!

on our way out we notice a commotion and lots of barking dogs at the abandoned nuclear power plant we drive past. to make a long story shorter, we end up fighting a bunch of imaginary bad guys, i almost kill a teammate because something is controlling my mind, i think a different teammate is attacking me and end up punching the air in self defense, and kami ends up finding the grey herself and doing quite a lot of damage before another teammate shows up for the kill. juan proceeds to make sure the little bastard is dead by jumping up and down on it's corpse.

juan: *jump jump jump jump jump... turning it into yellow goo underneath his boots*
kami: juan, quit playing in the grey.

anyway, a good night. kami got some real action for the first time and the rest of the players at the table realized that they shouldn't scream at me to make me use a gun. it is stupid. i have a 21 in hand to hand melee, people, and a 10 in pistols and firearms.

that sword though... the GM sucked me right in with that. i was considering not playing this rpg anymore until that sword came along. whaaaaaa!!! ^^ i am excited!

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Sunday, March 13th, 2005
10:33 am
kitznegari cardboard box and a belt - 5 credits.

glass of water and beernuts - 12 credits.

keeping your character amused on tatooine for 6 real-hours of roleplaying game by catching a cat-sized lizard and naming it fluffy? priceless.

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Saturday, February 26th, 2005
12:02 am - Modern-day adventure prep

rami_raksab
To my mind, every adventurer needs to know certain basic things:

- How to swim.
- How to ride a horse.
- How to survive a night outdoors in poor weather.
- How to start a fire.
- How to prepare basic foods.

And so on... but there's more stuff that modern-day adventurers should know. Such as:

- How to jump-start a dead car battery.
- How to change a tire.
- How to handle a crashed computer.

- And how to shoot a gun.

I learned the latter skill today... sort of. Under supervision, I loaded a revolver and fired it, at a firing range; and yes, I managed to hit the target from 20 feet away. I am actually not such a terrible shot, although I found out what every beginning marksman learns: shooting a gun is considerably harder than they make it look in the movies.

It's also a LOT louder. Even when the sound's turned up in a theater, they don't convey the deafening bang or the strong kick from the gun and the short, sharp breeze that you feel when you fire it. And the weapon -- as well as the ammo -- get hot. I think a lot of people who treat firearms as toys have never used a real one.

I handled and shot a semiautomatic, too, which was easier to shoot but harder to load and take care of. Apparently if you don't hold a semi firmly, the next round won't ... what's the technical term? It won't move all the way into the proper position and you'll get something bad to happen if you pull the trigger then. Revolvers are far lower-maintenance, apparently. They're good guns for people who don't use guns very often.

I'm not at all a big fan of firearms. I think they make it far too easy to cause lethal damage. I believe in the Second Amendment but I also think that guns should be much more tightly controlled -- it's too easy for the wrong people to get their hands on them. But using weapons is one thing people like us should know how to do... and in this day and age, guns are fairly common -- and important -- weapons.

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Friday, January 21st, 2005
2:27 pm - Forward-looking

hdshrnkngfin
What do you think the future will hold for adventuring? In twenty years (fifty years, one hundred years) who will the adventures be and what will they be doing? Will adventures be adventures of choice or of necessity? Of duty or of whim?

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