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OldManFan says:
(Thu Oct 30 16:42:04 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael - based on build, I would have to go with... Hillary. *g

OMF



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Oct 30 16:36:39 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael

Richard Nixon or Jimmy Carter because I wouldn't feel bad wearing either.



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valMichael says:
(Thu Oct 30 15:54:33 2014 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Halloween Costume You've been invited to a politically themed Halloween costume party. Which of the following masks do you get for your costume?
Barack Obama?
George W. Bush?
Richard M. Nixon?
Hillary Clinton?
Jimmy Carter?
Other (be specific - foreign nationals are allowed :)?



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valMichael says:
(Thu Oct 30 15:27:43 2014 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl the USS Nautilus.

Medical Question A dermatologist developed a new treatment for the removal of moles as follows. He would first give a local to deaden any possible pain. Then once the local was working, he'd freeze the mole solid with liquid nitrogen. Once the mole was completely frozen, he'd use a small metal hammer to break up the mole and then easily removed the pieces. Finally, he'd use a small suture to close the hole the mole left. What was the name given the procedure by the layman?


wait for it ...


answer spoilered for delicate brains
] they called it Whack-A-Mole! [



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OldManFan says:
(Thu Oct 30 14:51:17 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Oct 30 15:00:43 2014
Trivia Girl - the U.S.S. Nautilus (the non-Jules Verne one).

ETA - I'm just so used to typing your name.

OMF



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Shan says:
(Thu Oct 30 14:46:47 2014 120.146.156.136) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl

The USS Nautilus.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Oct 30 14:24:34 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydales Trivial Pursuit

Category: History
Question: What was the name of the first nuclear-powered submarine?



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valMichael says:
(Thu Oct 30 14:10:36 2014 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: Beloved, bruinbuffygirl, Chelle, Dao Jones, Darkhorse,
Fred, Lotus, redwitch, rytrrell, Shelley, Sunrunner, and Y_slaybelle!

YAY Carita!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Thu Oct 30 13:22:36 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Thursday, October 30th 2014 C.E.

We have TWELVE (12) Birthdays!



Beloved
bruinbuffygirl
Chelle
Dao Jones
Darkhorse
Fred
Lotus
redwitch
rtyrrell
Shelley
Sunrunner
Y_slaybelle


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Beloved, bruinbuffygirl, Chelle, Dao Jones, Darkhorse, Fred, Lotus, redwitch, rytrrell, Shelley, Sunrunner, Y_slaybelle!



You like ships. You don't seem to be looking at the destinations. What you care about is the ships, and mine's the nicest.
Kaylee, 'Serenity'


to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Oct 30 13:09:04 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
yay carita!


Happy CD Thursday

OldmanFan I think it was DaddyCatALSO who was talking about Breslin!



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OldManFan says:
(Thu Oct 30 11:01:30 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - I admit Breslin tells a better story than he writes.

OMF



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Thu Oct 30 10:52:36 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for carita!

yay carita!


Happy CD Thursday!



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Oct 30 03:39:56 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Mia!


Belated Yay Hello Cutie!


Happy Birthday Tim Minear!


Belated Happy Birthday Steve DeKnight!



Deadguy Memorial Angel Wednesday Question


How easy would it be for a vampire to feed in your neighborhood on Halloween?

Not too hard if they could find anyone about. *g*



Belated Deadguy Memorial Buffy Tuesday Question

The day of your Halloween party, the make-up and costume folks from BtVS show up at your place... who, or what, are you going as?

Illya Kuryakin's son




Good Night to All

WG



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Oct 30 02:37:07 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

What's your idea?

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Oct 30 02:31:34 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Can't let a good
idea go to waste, although I probably
won't be successful in getting 50k
words by the end of the month.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Oct 30 02:11:17 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

You plan to participate this year?

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Oct 30 01:41:38 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I'd better check to
see if my password is still good for
the NaNoWriMo, since it starts
Saturday. *whoa*



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ChrstopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Oct 30 01:16:32 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I bought these
tickets in February, so there was no
way I was going to miss this. This
'life' thing is a bit different. *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Oct 30 01:05:13 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

C'est la vie. *g*

WG



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Thu Oct 30 00:53:05 2014 71.126.90.200) [Edit/Delete]
OldManFan I struggled thru breslin's Gang That novel and didn't think it was funny at all, evne though my father recommended it. The movie version, was, though.

Maverick I think two versions of Whatever Happened to baby jane? are plenty. And why the heckfire did you mention it in connection with what I wrote? I really want to know.



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Beldin says:
(Thu Oct 30 00:45:29 2014 72.26.0.146) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe - I wouldn't be surprised.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Oct 30 00:32:58 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Oct 30 00:34:20 2014
Beldin I wonder if using a fake name would be an additional charge?


ETA

wolfguard I probably won't be around for long on Thursday night, as I'll be
going to see a dance troupe with a friend.



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Maverick says:
(Thu Oct 30 00:09:19 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
Voter ID Laws in a chart. This was retweeted by La Raza to its members. Surprised?


Oh, yeah? Regarding my Post at 18:14 wherein I pointed out all the Airport construction that took place since WWII and that it's WAY hotter at the airport than in the middle of a grassy field. What I forgot to point out is that: guess where all the Weather Stations are located? Come on! Do I have to tell you? At the airport! At the airport Heat Island! Where it's artificially the hottest.


Maverick


Make Me Smile




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wolfguard says:
(Thu Oct 30 00:07:22 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin,

Kharma *g*


Christopher Marlowe,

See, you don't need to vote for someone to have their ear, you just have to give them money. As long as you cross my palm with coin, what's a vote for the other fellow? *g*


WG



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Beldin says:
(Thu Oct 30 00:03:03 2014 72.26.0.146) [Edit/Delete]
Here now.


A bozo story from my city I couldn't link to 'cause a subscription is required....

A woman, trying to avoid arrest gave a fake name. There were warrants out on the fake name, too. She was arrested anyway.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Oct 29 23:50:22 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard His ability to work with either party. Given the partisanship these days, that seems to be pretty appealing to folks, that an the lack of enthusiam for Rounds' candidacy.

One curious thing that Pressler says about the independent party is that while he can get their vote, they aren't big donors to his campaign.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Oct 29 23:39:15 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

What is Larry Pressler offering that sets him apart from the other two?

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Oct 29 23:30:10 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard That's interesting. Local news has it that the Democratic party only just started putting serious money into the race. Former Govern Mike Rounds, Democrat Rick Weiland and Independent candidate Larry Pressler are all running for a Senate seat.

Rounds was pretty much expected to win, given he is a Republican and former governor. However, he isn't exactly well-loved by the party. As I understand it, Pressler and Weiland were pretty much even with each other, with talk that if one or the other dropped out, then Rounds could be defeated.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Oct 29 23:24:23 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Earlier today I caught a snippet of an interview on the mid-terms. From how the questions were stated, I believe the respondent was associated with the Democrats. Here are the three items I caught ...

1. Bellweather state - North Carolina

2. ~ What state/election should Democrats be most proud of? - Georgia (Nunn-Deal race)

3. ~ Lost opportunity? - South Dakota


WG



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Oct 29 23:07:46 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Following is an excerpt from J. Bradford Delong's review in Foreign Affairs of Alan Blinder's book, After the Music Stopped (July-August 2013 issue). The book is about the 'Great Recession'. The title of the review is "The Second Depression". These reviews are long, the excerpt is from the last page.


"...It is also worth noting that even though the crisis originated in the United States, Europe is suffering more. In other words, it could have been much worse, as it is right now across the Atlantic. Still, it is undeniable that Obama's management of the crisis has not produced a real recovery, that institutional rebuilding has stalled, and that the proper lessons of the financial crisis have not penetrated the United States' money-dominated politics.

But this does not mean that policymakers and economists can give up. In the short run, little can be done except to take down the names of those policy-makers and economists who have been predicting inflation and national bankrupcty from monetary and fiscal stimulus and growth from austerity - and remind voters and journalists of who was right and who was wrong ...
1

...In the long run, however, the task remains to educate shareholders that it is unwise to provide the traders and managers who supposedly work for them with fortunes based on short-term accounting, and to educate politicians that such compensation systems create risks too large to be acceptable. It ought to be possible to carry out the task. Someday. Maybe."


1 The reviewer quotes economist Sir Ralph Hawtrey saying of policymaking during the Great Depression , "cry(ing), Fire, Fire, in Noah's Flood."


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Oct 29 22:50:13 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Nowabouts!



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Maverick says:
(Wed Oct 29 22:30:58 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
Elon Musk says we are summoning the demon with artificial intelligence Moloch?


Oh, damn! I forgot where I put my chocolate. (a variation on the old joke, I forgot to take my memory pills.)


Watching Season Three of "Homeland." Claire Danes really delivers the goods.


State Department Plans to bring foreign Ebola patients to the U.S. for treatment. So far they're only talking of volunteer healthcare workers from other countries, but that may only be the thin edge of the wedge.


Note: So far, restricted Ebola patients can not be trusted to tell the truth and stay put; they seem to violate their trust each time. Except for Nina Pham who, it seems, did everything right.


214,524 guess what? Can you guess what two hundred and fourteen thousand five hundred twenty-four represents? Spoiler The number of doctors who have opted out of Obamacare Exchanges Here's the story


Maverick


Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?




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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Oct 29 20:32:32 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: What is the name of the demon who raised Darla at the end of season 1?
Answer: Vocah

Trivia Rogue Demon Hunters: valMichael, notsoShyGirl,
Trivia Watchers: Maverick



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Oct 29 18:57:21 2014 98.192.33.109) [Edit/Delete]
Drive-By


OldManFan & ShadowQuest,

Well, there you go. Thank you. *g*


Icelord,

"Relying on telepathy to communicate with you has
been problematic for me."

I've also experienced this problem in traffic. *g*

While the real-life story behind the line is dark, it does allow a seque to a conversation on the Diane Rheams show from earlier today. They were discussing the original and various remakes of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. One of the participants noted a trend in horror stories adding humor to the storyline.

cc: Christopher Marlowe



WG



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Icelord says:
(Wed Oct 29 18:22:35 2014 96.254.7.230) [Edit/Delete]
Firefly story, A star from "Firefly" claims an
obsessed fan has been at her doorstep,
demanding a million bucks and burning
incense around the perimeter of her
property ... so she ran to court for
protection.

Summer Glau -- who's also been featured in
"Arrow" and "Sequestered" -- claims Gary
Gin came to her house in February and said
he wrote the sequel to "Serenity" and
demanded $1 million for his work. Summer
-- who is 6-months pregnant -- says in legal
docs her fiance confronted the guy.

But Gin didn't leave. Instead, the 33-year-
old actress claims he burned incense
around her house to make a statement. But
that wasn't all. She claims 3 weeks later she
got a package and when she opened it it
looked like a bomb ... filled with bird
feathers, tree branches, wires and bones.

She included a 4-page letter she received
from him, in which he says, "Relying on
telepathy to communicate with you has
been problematic for me." He wanted an in-
person chitchat.

The judge saw it Summer's way, and
granted a restraining order.

Good to know the courts help sometimes!



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Maverick says:
(Wed Oct 29 18:14:53 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Oct 29 18:17:26 2014
Trivia Girl: Greenwalt


Christopher Marlowe: "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller. BTW, I have a title for your book. With this title, the book practically writes itself. Ready? "Bit*ch and Butch."


This is interesting. Someone took a cellphone video of an Early Balloting Machine switching this guy's vote from Republican to Democrat. See the video down the page. Ever notice that there has never been a report of a machine switching the other direction?


In the summer have you ever stood in the middle of a grassy field versus standing on the Tarmac at your local airport or in the middle of a paved parking lot. It's far warmer on the pavement. Now, many believe that it was actually warmer in the 1930's in America than it is now. But think of what has happened in the meantime. The Wright Brothers first flight was around 1909; but it wasn't until AFTER WWII that commercial aviation flourished in this country and many of our large Airports were built. Also, it was under Eisenhower, whom I remember, just after 1956, that the Federal Highway system was instituted. The 1960's also first saw the beginnings of the major deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, which not only was cooler than other areas but which also is often referred to as the "lungs of our world." This may have added to the increase in the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. So, with all this paving and deforestation we have built-up a lot of Heat Islands since the 1940's. That's a lot of warmth, having nothing to do, BTW, with CO2 warming.


Maverick


Theme from "The Deerhunter."




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Oct 29 18:08:43 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Shan I generally don't like comic adaptations of tv shows or movies. I've liked some of the Buffy series and the Angel & Faith ones. I do like the Firefly comics more, probably because the show itself wasn't on for very long.



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ShadowQuest says:
(Wed Oct 29 16:34:18 2014 74.33.112.183) [Edit/Delete]
Zoom through

valMichael There's the fat (black) vampire that was chasing Giles & Spike in the beginning of Season Six - he was choking Giles up against the cemetery fence & Spike lit him on fire.

Sunday's minion, as you mentioned.

"Does this sweater make me look fat?"
"No. The fact that you're fat makes you look fat. The sweater just makes you look...purple."

Balthazar.

Seems like there was a heavyset vampire in the group that went after Dawn in "All the Way," but it's been a while since I watched that one.

wolfguard "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

Any of the Callahan series by Spider Robinson. Especially when they're doing Tall Tales Night or Punday Night.

I've laughed out loud at some of Dean Koontz's lighter-hearted books.

Zoom, zoom



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valMichael says:
(Wed Oct 29 16:13:56 2014 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Oct 29 16:15:57 2014
Happy Birthday: Brad Grenz, tanya, and Tim Minear!

YAY mia!

Trivia Girl
Vocah

deadguy QOD relatively easy. :) but getting away might be a bit difficult.

Yesterday QOD Costume? The Loan Shark would be neat, but very warm inside. Dracula would be good. Clem would be good, especially when if my face could do what his did when he showed it to the potentials.

ChristopherMarlowe Interesting enough, Other than Balthazar, I don't remember seeing a fat person on demon or the BTVS or ATS other than the pilot version of Willow, and the girl vampire in the purple sweater and they weren't really fat, just a little overweight. Even Tara, who was dressed as frumpy, wasn't really that. :)



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Shan says:
(Wed Oct 29 16:03:46 2014 120.146.156.136) [Edit/Delete]
Just out of interest, anyone got an
opinion on the various comic
continuations of the show(s)?



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Wed Oct 29 14:41:58 2014 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Vocah, "the bringer of calamity."



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Oct 29 14:35:36 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: What is the name of the demon who raised Darla at the end of season 1?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Wed Oct 29 13:09:19 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Wednesday, October 29th 2014 C.E.

We have THREE (3) Birthdays!



Brad Grenz
tanya*'~
Tim Minear


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Brad Grenz, tanya, Tim Minear!



Sweet lumpy minion, you're the only one that understands. Probably 'cause I haven't sucked the brain out of you yet.
Glory, 'Checkpoint'


to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Oct 29 13:02:17 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for mia!

yay mia!

deadguy qod

I think it would be rather difficult. There isn't so much the traditional trick or treating by going door to door in a neighborhood. Nowadays, folks go to more public, communal Halloween events.

Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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KAM says:
(Wed Oct 29 12:43:57 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY MIA

Deadguy QOD
: Pretty darn easy.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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OldManFan says:
(Wed Oct 29 12:12:48 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard - comedy novels (just off the top of my head).

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight - Jimmie Breslin
M*A*S*H - Richard Hooker
The Unoriginal Sinner and the Ice Cream God - John R. Powers
North Dallas Forty - Peter Gent

... numerous others

OMF



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Wed Oct 29 12:05:35 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for mia!

yay mia!

today's deadguy memorial angel wednesday question is brought to you by:

the monster mash - the new restaurant featuring gourmet potato recipes

how easy would it be for a vampire to feed in your neighborhood on halloween?


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Oct 29 03:18:12 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I like the idea of
music and sensations. Often quests
rely on facts, knowledge or
history, but a quest that requires
more intuition or rely on senses
might be more interesting. I also
like self-imposed obstacles,
especially when paired to folks
with opposing personalities.

The quest item is usually in some
hidden location, but having
something like a sculpture/figurine
might be more novel.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Oct 29 03:02:07 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Oct 29 03:05:28 2014
Christopher Marlowe,

Paired ~opposites

Map - Music

Code words - Sensations

Unusual Locations - Underfoot, beside well-traveled paths

Will (documents) - Sculptures, figurines

Library - Epiphany, remove distractions

Temporary alliances - Shed ties

Betrayals - Build trust

Obstacles - Self imposed


ETA One problem with my 'opposites' is most probably to not fit genre expectations so would risk irritating readers or audiences. For instance, unusual locations. We expect quests to take us to foreign lands. OTOH, the foreign lands often fit convention types - deserts, mountains, bazaars, jungles, etc.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Oct 29 02:35:45 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
A Quest Plot

Map
Code words
Unusual locations
Will (or other document)
Library (for research)
Temporary alliances
Betrayals
Obstacles


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