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Beldin says:
(Sat Feb 28 20:40:04 2015 135.26.52.121) [Edit/Delete]
Here now.


Christopher Marlowe - Chrome inserts a hard wrap at the end of the textarea. That means it inserts a line break character. It used to be, on the original Bronze, that it meant the person was using IE on a Mac.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Sat Feb 28 19:25:46 2015 72.94.222.165) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe I think a smoke bomb come sunder the same reg.s as other explosives, so it's a risky thing to carry, legally, but I always figured garlic smoke bombs might make a good anti-vamp weapon.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Feb 28 19:10:13 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO Spices as a weapon? That's kind neat. Spices do have positive as well as negative effects.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Sat Feb 28 18:53:21 2015 72.94.222.165) [Edit/Delete]
This is a filthy s ituation. I'm trying to spell-check a chapter of "Snapshots." But Hotmail doesn't have spell check and yahoo has one that shuts off after I fix 2-3 words and I have to go back in.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Sat Feb 28 17:29:07 2015 72.94.222.165) [Edit/Delete]
Irishrose Agent Cooper Christopher Marlowe Ebdim9th One hang-up in my story idea "Trayvers" is what spices to make them allergic to. One spice combo causes home to caught and spasm uncontrollably. The other has a catalytic effect which dissolves their skin and muscle. But a human throwing a smoke bomb laced with the spices in a small room ahs to be able to get to the door before being overcome himself. And, like garlic, they need to be healthy spices.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Feb 28 16:40:55 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
It looks to be a beautiful morning today.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sat Feb 28 15:13:01 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Saturday, February 28th 2015 C.E.

We have SEVEN (7) Birthdays!



BlackSwann
Dr. Magic
Kate
Kheldar
Labrynth
Seanyboo
Verdun


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
BlackSwann, Dr. Magic, Kate, Kheldar, Labrynth, Seanyboo, Verdun!



Willow: Happy hunting. Buffy: Wish me monsters. 'Living Conditions'

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Feb 28 15:07:20 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sat Feb 28 15:11:36 2015
lostinamerica I did watch Philomeman. A nice little film. Get it just to watch Judi Dench, she was quite charming in it.

I felt quite a bit of quite a bit of outrage, thought, over the church over what happened to Philomena and her son.



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lostinamerica says:
(Sat Feb 28 13:15:54 2015 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
ChristopherMarlowe--No, no trips on the horizon :(

Did you watch Philomena, how was it? That's one of the movies on our list to watch.


Yes, RIP Leonard Nimoy :(



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Feb 28 05:22:09 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
I would really like to know why my Chrome always makes my posts narrow, but Mozilla firefox and IE does not.

Is Scooby Doo still around?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Feb 28 02:27:32 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
There is more fun to be had downtown
tonight, but I'm feeling a bit like a
hermit tonight. I'll watch my dvd of
Philomena instead.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Feb 28 02:15:56 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Ebdim9th I'm doing the sittign
at home thing. I had forgotten he
directed that film. I loved his
stint on Fringe a couple years ago.
I also was looking for a TV movie he
did way back in 1973 called
Baffled!, it wasn't very good,
but I enjoyed it.



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Ebdim9th says:
(Sat Feb 28 01:35:03 2015 64.28.52.183) [Edit/Delete]
BTW I didn't know Nimoy directed
Three Men and a Baby! (mind blown)



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Ebdim9th says:
(Sat Feb 28 01:28:38 2015 64.28.52.183) [Edit/Delete]
CM doin' the work thing...
howaya your own self?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Feb 28 00:41:48 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Ebdim9th! How are you doing?



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Ebdim9th says:
(Fri Feb 27 23:44:31 2015 64.28.52.183) [Edit/Delete]
Irishrose CM AC
DaddyCatALSO
all good
theories about vampires and
water... I had a book of vampire
stories, most from the thirties
and forties, one of which dealt
with the vampire's inability to
cross a stream of running water,
but I haven't been able to find
that book in several years.... my
whole apartment may be a portal
to Narnia, or Peter Griffin's
house, I'm not sure...



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Trivia Girl says:
(Fri Feb 27 21:38:18 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Nursery Rhymes
Question: Who accompanied the Pussycat in a pea-green boat?
Answer: Owl

Trivia Mother Geese: notsoShyGirl
Trivia Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee: Maverick and Agent Cooper!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Feb 27 20:30:37 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper I haven't read anything recently, but I noticed that a co-worker has a book on Marvel comics that I might look for later.



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Fri Feb 27 20:21:37 2015 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper
I recently read Koontz's "Your Heart Belongs To Me" and felt the same way.

I'm reading the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. It's set in the town I
was born and grew up in.



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Maverick says:
(Fri Feb 27 19:36:01 2015 98.209.65.236) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper: I've recently read "Innocence" by Dean Koontz (he phoned this one in--not recommended) and I'm currently reading "The Quest" by Nelson DeMille. I recommend, by DeMille, the John Corey novels starting with "Plum Island." Corey is a class A number one smart @ss but operates as a detective and later in the FBI's terrorist task force in NYC; those novels are written in first person and catch all his sarcastic asides. The other DeMille novels are also excellent (except maybe for "The General's Daughter," the only one filmed.)


Maverick


Young Hearts, Run Free




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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Feb 27 18:48:44 2015 209.51.184.10) [Edit/Delete]
I just heard about Leonard Nimoy too, elsehwere on the net.

It made me sad.

Here is his last Twitter message, which is very thoughtful:

"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory."



Isn't it Book Friday?
Or does anybody read anymore. :-)

I'm reading RA Salvatore's Legend of Drizzt books. I'm in the middle of "Passage to Dawn", it that matters to anybody.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Feb 27 18:43:59 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
RIP Leonard Nimoy, you lived long and prospered!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Feb 27 18:43:41 2015 209.51.184.10) [Edit/Delete]
I won't dance,
Don't ask me!

I won't dance,
Don't ask me!

I won't dance,
Madame with you..

My heart won't let my feet do things they shouldn't doooo....


..With apologies to Fred Astaire.



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KAM says:
(Fri Feb 27 18:35:56 2015 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Hello Again,

YAY IRENE ADLER:

Leonard Nimoy has died. Sad to hear of his passing. A great in the world of Sci-Fi film and TV.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Fri Feb 27 18:11:52 2015 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy



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ShadowQuest says:
(Fri Feb 27 17:51:38 2015 74.33.115.222) [Edit/Delete]
Ah, jeez. That's not what I want to see first thing.

RIP Leonard Nimoy What a loss.

First Bones, then Scotty, now Spock. Exploring strange new worlds.



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white wings says:
(Fri Feb 27 17:45:31 2015 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
RIP Leonard Nimoy

He tweeted last Sunday: "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP."



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Maverick says:
(Fri Feb 27 17:42:23 2015 98.209.65.236) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Feb 27 17:52:03 2015




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Feb 27 17:36:01 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper I'm looking forward to seeing that dance! Do you dance yourself? *g*

notsoShyGirl You outdo yourself!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Feb 27 16:46:46 2015 209.51.184.10) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: James Bond.



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Fri Feb 27 15:47:50 2015 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Feb 27 15:49:12 2015
Trivia Girl

The Owl and the Pu$sy-Cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat:
They took some honey,
and plenty of money
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.

The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
"O lovely Pu$sy, O Pu$sy, my love,
What a beautiful Pu$sy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pu$sy you are!"

Pu$sy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl,
How charmingly sweet you sing!
Oh! let us be married;
too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?"

They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the bong-tree grows;
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood,
With a ring at the end of his nose,
His nose,
His nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.

"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?" Said the Piggy, "I will."
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;

And hand in hand on the edge of the sand
They danced by the light of the moon,
The moon,
The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.

The Owl and the PuSsycat - 1871 - by Edward Lear



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Trivia Girl says:
(Fri Feb 27 15:36:51 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Nursery Rhymes
Question: Who accompanied the Pussycat in a pea-green boat?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Feb 27 15:17:18 2015 209.51.184.10) [Edit/Delete]
Chris Marlowe: "NUMFAR! DO THE DANCE OF JOY!!"



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri Feb 27 14:14:47 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Friday, February 27th 2015 C.E.

We have THREE (3) Birthdays!


Triana
Platinumbaby
WILLIAM THE BLOODY II


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Triana, Platinumbaby, WILLIAM THE BLOODY II!



Can we maybe vote on the whole murdering people issue? Wash, 'Serenity'

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Feb 27 14:03:12 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
yay irene adler!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday Day!

lostinamerica Any trips coming up soon?



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lostinamerica says:
(Fri Feb 27 13:42:24 2015 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
Yay! Irene Adler!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Fri Feb 27 12:25:32 2015 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for irene adler!

yay irene adler!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday Day!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Feb 27 05:11:53 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard, valMichael Just got done with Belonging, the last ep before the trip to Lorne's universe, which will have to be a separate run.



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Irishrose says:
(Fri Feb 27 03:46:34 2015 50.26.35.199) [Edit/Delete]
ChristopherMarlowe Who knows how it originally started. Rituals using water to ward off a variety of so called evil entities are quite old. It would make sense that the practice would apply to vampires in their various forms in the various cultures around the world. Certainly water doesn't really factor into all, or even most, of the myths. But one would presume that the purification and life sustaining properties are primary properties that would pertain to banishing evil beasties. Of course, that wouldn't explain the whole Greek thing about not being able to cross salt water.



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ChrisotpherMarlowe says:
(Fri Feb 27 03:37:09 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I'm not sure I agree
100% with the writer, but I do agree
that how you view a show at the time
you originally watched it may be a
difference experience when you
rewatch it much much later.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Feb 27 02:24:05 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Thank you for the link. :)

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Feb 27 02:18:02 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Irishrose That is great stuff to know! wonder how it all originated?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Feb 27 01:42:11 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Feb 27 01:45:21 2015
From Reprise...

Holland: "Well - *no*. Of course we aren't. We have no intention of doing
anything so prosaic as 'winning.'"

Holland laughs and for the first time Angel turns his head to glance in
Holland's general direction.

Angel: "Then why?"
Holland: "Hmm? I'm sorry? Why what?"
Angel: "Why fight?"

Holland: "That's really the question you should be asking yourself, isn't it?
See, for us, there is no fight. Which is why winning doesn't enter into it. We
- go on - no matter what. Our firm has always been here. In one form or
another. The Inquisition. The Khmer Rouge. We were there when the very first
cave man clubbed his neighbor. See, we're in the hearts and minds of every
single living being. And *that* - friend - is what's making things so difficult
for you. - See, the world doesn't work in spite of evil, Angel. - It works with
us. - It works because of us."


That bit reminds me of what Angel said later. "If there's no great glorious end to all this, if nothing we do matters then all that matters is what we do. Cause
that's all there is."



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Irishrose says:
(Fri Feb 27 01:31:18 2015 50.26.35.199) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO According to my large and dusty tome on Vampires, Van Helsing specified that vampires can only cross running water at high or low tide. A Chinese vampire type also can't cross running water, but most of the eastern European vampire myths had no such problem, but that could be explained by their largely land-locked status.

The entry also specifies that in some areas, suspected vampires or those who might become vampires were thrown in water as it was believed the earth wouldn't take them. Germany and Prussia also had a practice of pouring water between the suspected vampire's grave and their home as this would prevent them from returning to the home when they rose. Greece had a vampire myth in which vampires were banished to an island because they couldn't cross salt water. cc: Agent Cooper, Ebdim9th



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Feb 27 01:10:39 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Even today, there are still others around the net who will talk about Buffy,.

Season 6 Review



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Feb 27 00:59:37 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
It is Thursday and it must be Angel. Right now, It is 'Reprise'



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Feb 27 00:34:05 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
I Iz hereabouts!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Feb 26 22:11:40 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Bible
Question: How many Psalms are there in the Book of Psalms?
Answer: 150, but anywhere from 135-195 is ok

Trivia Saints: Maverick and notsoShyGirl!
Trivia Sinners: Agent Cooper



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Maverick says:
(Thu Feb 26 21:34:35 2015 98.209.65.236) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Two times pseventy-five.


lostinamerica: Before the Oscars, there WAS some talk that a lot of Academy members were actually allowing their housekeepers and domestic servants to vote FOR them. As they are probably Mexican and Alejandro Inarritu is Mexican, well. (not to be confused with Alfonso Cuaron Orozco [director of "Gravity" and another Mexican.]) Best Movie? I would have said "The Imitation Game" from which, I believe, I learned the most in terms of being able to visualize the actual machinery, although "American Sniper" was excellent as drama. Redmayne, though, contorted himself into Hawking so well, and got the toothiness just right, he was kind of overwhelming in the best Actor category.


Driving in Snow: I grew up in western Pennsylvania, which is all hills and valleys, with lots of ice and snow. So, I had lots of practice on driving and stopping. Start down a hill and start sliding and you find out what fear really is. We learned to pump our brakes to stop because if you just hold the brake pedal down it might lock the brake on, the wheel will not turn, and the car will just slide like it's on skis. But with the anti-lock brake systems (often called ABS Brakes) you no longer should pump the brake pedal to stop on snow in the winter, as the "system" itself will pump them for you; you just hold the break pedal down. You must know if you DO or DO NOT have an ABS system or not; surprisingly before 2012 (they became mandatory in 2012) many cars, especially smaller cars and compacts, did not have them. If you do not have ABS brakes, driving and stopping in snow is a completely different proposition. If you start to skid and your wheels are sideways (and not turning) to the direction you car is headed, you will get far better traction if you turn your wheels in the direction of the skid so that they are turning again and are more in touch with the road surface this will give you more traction.


Maverick


Eternal Flame




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Feb 26 21:10:27 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Slow afternoon!

valMichael I noticed that at one point, South Dakota had warmer temperatures than Texas. I wonder how often that happens?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Feb 26 17:44:43 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
notSoShyGirl[/b[ 4 wheel slide..ROFL! I'm stealing that too!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Feb 26 17:38:38 2015 209.51.184.10) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Alot. Like, a whole bunch. Just scads of the them, really.

Notsoshygirl: Heh. I'm totally stealing that!



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Thu Feb 26 17:16:46 2015 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper
Here in Denver 4WD is also known as 4 Wheel Slide.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Feb 26 17:06:11 2015 209.51.184.10) [Edit/Delete]
Lostinamerica: Well, at least I'M honest and open about it. That is, if I AM some kind of spy. Which I'm not. As far a you know.

Chris Marlowe et al: I live in a climate with snowy winters and it's amazing how people somehow forget how to drive in snow over the summer. The first real snowfall is like Amateur Day. Also, we see lots of 4WD bravado syndrome. Here's how this condition progresses: You buy yourself a big ol' four wheel drive vehicle. Which is fine. They are very useful here in the winter and sensibly driven can get you through the snow very well. But for some people this causes a false sense of security. They figure, hey, I have this honkin' 4WD truck, so I CAN GO AS FAST AS I WANT IN THE SNOW AND ICE!! GET OUT OF THE WAY SLOWPOKES!! WHHEEEE!!!

And you know what? You CAN go pretty fast in the snow with a nice 4wd vehicle. But you still shouldn't. Because you can't STOP ANY FASTER. This is the part of the equation the syndrome blocks out of the sufferer's mind. We see lots of these fools sliding off the road and flipped over on the highway shoulder here every winter.



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Thu Feb 26 15:46:12 2015 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
150



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Feb 26 15:42:51 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Bible
Question: How many Psalms are there in the Book of Psalms?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Thu Feb 26 14:04:51 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Thursday, February 26th 2015 C.E.

We have NINEE (9) Birthdays!



3Cats
Amy (Ames)
Angel Jenson
Dan-gelus
Destructo Girl
Drew Goddard - The Ultimate
Echo
Fly-by-Night
Pandora78


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
3Cats, Amy, Angel Jenson, Dan-gelous, Destructo Girl, Drew Goddard, Echo, Fly-by-Night, Pandora78!



The girl's not playing with a full deck, Giles. She has almost no deck. She has a three. Buffy, 'Faith, Hope & Trick

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Feb 26 13:57:39 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Cosmic Bob!!!



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lostinamerica says:
(Thu Feb 26 13:21:47 2015 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
Sorry, real life got in the way--though I will say scraping ice off your driveway with a shovel is very aerobic ;)

And I missed a Yay! Day, darn!


Maverick--I can't believe Birdman won for Best Picture--I got it, but then came the ending. Did you understand the ending? I did like how it was shot, though.

We really tried to see as many Oscar-nominated movies as possible and of the ones we saw, Birdman, The Theory of Everything, The Imitation Game and American Sniper, I think I'll have to go with The Theory of Everything as the best, with The Imitation Game a close second. I really wanted to see Boyhood, but a friend just told us it was the most boring movie ever, so now I don't know. Whiplash looks too disturbing so I don't think I'll see that.


ChristopherMarlowe--Love me some Antiques Roadshow :) I really like the original, British version--some one always seems to pick up some medieval trinket for nothing at a boot sale that is now worth thousands of pounds. Really?

I think the latest Amazing Race began last night, I'll have to see if I can watch it today.


Agent Cooper--And with a posting name like yours you're going to say I'm a nefarious spy, really ;)


white wings--Sorry to hear about your cousin :(


Yay! Cosmic Bob!


Belated Yay! Adri, Mr. Whyt and TMorel!


Happy Belated Birthday Holy Water!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Thu Feb 26 12:27:11 2015 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for cosmic bob!

yay cosmic bob!


Happy CD Thursday!



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Feb 26 04:52:18 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Greeneyes!


Happy Birthday Alexis Denisof!




Deadguy Memorial Angel Wednesday Question


True/false/discuss. Although cold does not affect vampires, they seem to prefer warmer climates, even though warmer climates have more hours of sun?

Are they really unaffected? Perhaps they are exotherms and need to sun themselves ... wait, that can't be right. Okay, maybe like snakes like to lie on warm rocks, vampires being both cold-blooded and sun-challenged need a hot climate that warms the environment during the day and then the vampires soak up the absorbed heat during the night. No, that doesn't work to well, since deserts radiate the heat relatively quickly and become cool at night...

I always wondered how Buffy could snuggle up to a cold, creature of the night. Forget her blood, Angel or Spike would suck up all her body heat. She'd become hypothermic in a short time. Except for the slayer strength and whatnot.

This is a difficult DGMQ.

Oh, I know. Vampires are more likely to find humans out and about on nights in warm weather than in nights in cold weather (and there's the overcoat thing, makes it difficult to bite the neck).



Good Night to All

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Feb 26 04:24:49 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Feb 26 04:25:23 2015
wolfguard Not a fan of SUVs, they seem too dangerous in a lot of ways.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Feb 26 04:09:50 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
A couple years ago, I was traveling from Flagstaff to Scottsdale, Arizona. It was early March and there was a late winter snow storm. Over the course of 3 or 4 miles saw two SUV's rolled over onto their backs, like turtles.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Feb 26 03:32:52 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Icy roads and Ice
storms are no joke, no matter what
the state. When I got off work, I
saw a car that apparently slid off
the road near our building, first
time I've seen a car stuck like that.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Feb 26 02:51:38 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Atlanta and north Georgia are under a 'Winter Storm Warning'. Moisture from the Gulf of Mexico moving north and cold area from the north moving south, where they collide there is snow, sleet, ice.

Much of northern Georgia has snow. Atlanta has experience a lot of rain and some snow, none sticking. The real concern is always the water freezing on roads, trees, and power lines. Most all of the schools were closed today, yet the rain didn't hit till around 1PM.

WG



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ChrisotpherMarlowe says:
(Thu Feb 26 02:35:52 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Sixteen degrees and
falling here in South Dakota. I trust
you guys are doing better. *g*



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Thu Feb 26 02:21:12 2015 72.94.222.165) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard My thoughts exactly on the BC poem!

Irishrose Agent Cooper Ebdim9th interesting to compare the vairosu fictional treatments of vmapires. Palldium games (Beyond the Sueprnautral, Rifts) keep the running water thing (ene a firehose destroys vmaps in that 'verse, not just holy water) but don't have the have-to-be-invited thing.
I see the necessity n a TV show, but I like the diea that rutly destroying a vmp permanently takes more than a stake. Separtae body and head, stuff motuh with garlic or holy wafers, burn head and bury ahses with sprinkle of holy water (preferably loose int he gorund,) burn body and scatter ahse away formw ehre head wa sburried



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Irishrose says:
(Thu Feb 26 02:03:12 2015 50.26.35.199) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Feb 26 02:06:43 2015
Ebdim9th IIRC - it has to do with water purifying. Still water does so, but moving water even more so. Water cleanses. Vampires are "dirty". Water washes away the dirt.

eta:
Agent Cooper I don't know if "Spike and Dru" is considered canon, but Spike and Lawson swimming ~20(?) miles after getting kicked off the submarine in the 1940's is absolutely canon.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Feb 26 01:54:15 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Hereabouts


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Feb 26 01:39:03 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
If it wasnt' obvious, I am
aroundabouts. *g*



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Feb 26 00:26:10 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Ebdim9th Running water? I know there were some myths about Vampires and bodies of water (asside from holy water). I wonder what the basis of it is?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Feb 25 23:27:06 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
on my way hoooome!

Ebdim9th See you on the flip side!



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Ebdim9th says:
(Wed Feb 25 22:39:58 2015 64.28.52.183) [Edit/Delete]
AC CM Dean Koontz recently
used the 'vampires hate running
water' theme in a short story
included at the end of 77 Shadow
Street...



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Feb 25 21:25:26 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: Who is the Destroyer on Angel?
Answer: Connor

Trivia Master and Commander: notsoShyGirl



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Feb 25 18:54:37 2015 209.51.184.10) [Edit/Delete]
Chris Marlowe: Hmmm. I think it depends on if vamps like water, or if it bothers them.

Hammer vamps, no way. Running water especially harmed them as in the traditional myths. They wouldn't even cross a river.

I think Rice vamps might be okay with a hot tub, because they like the warmth. Rice vamps can't drink or eat normal food but they like the feel and smell of a hot cup of coffee or tea in their hands when they are cold. So I suppose they might like a warm sauna. On the other hand, I can't remember any mention of Rice vampires swimming or immersing themselves in water in any of the books. In fact, sometimes vamps are described as being literally "dusty" because they just plain forget to clean themselves or brush off their hair or clothes. So maybe they don't like being in water?

Whedonverse vamps, from what I can tell, don't seem to be bothered by water. I think we see Harmony having taken a shower at Cordy's apartment. And Spike waded into the ocean once on an Angel ep. Of course, he had the Ring of Amara on at the time, so maybe that doesn't prove anything. But I remember reading a novel about Spike and Dru, they were trapped in a submarine and later escaped and swam away in the ocean, so water doesn't seem to have any adverse effects. But is that canon?

On a side note, Whedon vamps also seem to be able to eat normal food when the mood strikes them.

Joss could clear up alot of these questions if he popped in here once in a while. I wonder if he even knows this place still exists.
:-)



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Feb 25 17:35:20 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday Alexis Denisof.

Agent Cooper I wonder if vamps like saunas?



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Dogmeat says:
(Wed Feb 25 16:55:05 2015 72.226.63.228) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday Alexis Denisof



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Wed Feb 25 15:46:34 2015 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Feb 25 15:47:06 2015
Trivia Girl
Connor, also known as Connor Angel, Steven Franklin Thomas Holtz, The Destroyer,
and Connor Reilly


Yay greeneyes!




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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Feb 25 15:42:00 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: Who is the Destroyer on Angel?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Feb 25 15:37:14 2015 209.51.184.10) [Edit/Delete]
Whedonverse vamps never seem to talk about weather and its affects on them. Since they spend almost all their time in Southern CA, that's not surprising.

So I'm going with the Rice vampire model, where we have some first hand accounts. (Yeah, I know. Shush!) Anne Rice's vampires say that although they don't like the sensation of being cold, low temperatures really don't affect them much otherwise.



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KAM says:
(Wed Feb 25 15:23:02 2015 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY GREENEYES

Deadguy QOD
Are we sure cold doesn't affect them? Are they immune to freezing?

Christopher Marlowe: Well, my hopes for a calm week blew up in my face.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Wed Feb 25 14:11:49 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Wednesday, February 25th 2015 C.E.

We have SEVEN (7) Birthdays!



Alexis Denisof - Wesley Wyndham-Pryce
barenaked
Daps
kingofbab
Devil_D
Rae
Snowflake


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Alexis Denisof, barenaked, Daps, kingofbab, Devil D, Rae, snowflake!



Buffy. When I saw you stop the world from, you know, ending, I just assumed that was a big week for you. Turns out I suddenly find myself needing to know the plural of 'apocalypse.' Riley, 'A New Man

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Feb 25 14:00:12 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Yay greeneyes!

deadguy qod

I would think that even though the sun harm vampires, they prefer warmer climes because more people are out, especially at night. I also suspect that cold would slow down vampires physically, 30 Days of Night, nonwithstanding.


Happy non-Angel Wednesday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Wed Feb 25 12:15:05 2015 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for greeneyes!

yay greeneyes!

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

sunnydale - the valley of the sun

true/false/discuss. although cold does not affect vampires, they seem to prefer warmer climates, even though warmer climates have more hours of sun?


Happy non-Angel Wednesday!



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Feb 25 04:54:12 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Dust-em!



Christopher Marlowe,

The 'challenge' would be figuring out beforehand what you wanted to see and do.



Deadguy Memorial Buffy Tuesday Question

The zombies of Walking Dead reach Sunnydale, who would be their first victim?

Andrew



Good Night to All

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Feb 25 04:47:54 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfgaurd That is one issue
I've never really dealt with,
traffic. I am trying to remember the
biggest city I drove in, other than
Sioux Falls, which has a population
of a little over 150K.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Feb 25 04:11:27 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

LOL

We do not handle snow or ice very well, so January and February are not good months to visit. The two 'challenges' are traffic and possibly navigation.

The city of Atlanta proper has around half a million people. The Atlanta metro area has around five and a half million people.

I-285 is what the British call a ring road of around 50 miles. We call it 'The Perimeter' and often locations are given with references to being inside or outside the perimeter. I-285 is around 8-10 lanes and accepting, possibly, the wee hours of the morning, heavy in traffic.

From the north, I-75 enters Georgia from Tennessee and heads southeast towards Atlanta. I-85 enters from South Carolina and heads southwest towards Atlanta.

Both cross 285 and as the approach north of downtown Atlanta - an area we call 'Midtown' - they merge into one interstate 75/85 and turn south.

I-20 is the east-west interstate and it bisects 285 and cuts through downtown. Downtown Atlanta is close to the nexus of I-20 and I-75/85.

Around 7-8 miles south of downtown, I-75/85 resume their separate identities with I-75 heading south-southeast towards Macon and points south and I-85 heading into the southwest corners of the state.

All of these interstates see very heavy traffic throughout most of each 24 hour day. The same is true for most major arteries though they will lighten up late night and very early mornings.

While downtown Atlanta has major corporations with their skyscrapers, downtown may be more centered on government, education, and convention business. Over the past few decades many businesses have moved north up Peachtree Street and along and between I-75 and I-85 north of the perimeter. There are many towns and even small cities in the Atlanta metro area. Very few people know the entire metro area, maybe none. People know their home turf, work area, and major interstates and roads.

More in a bit


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Feb 25 03:34:07 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard. Heavens, no! I was
hypothetically speaking.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Feb 25 02:46:15 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

You would be driving from South Dakota all the way to Georgia?

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Feb 25 02:12:21 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Lets say I were to
do a road trip to Georgia and the
Atlanta area. What would be my
challenges there, driving wise?


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