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  • #16692
    AvatarJosiah the Carrot Stick
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    Just because I’m losing doesn’t mean I’m lost.

    #16699
    AvatarManalive Smith
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    Not all those who wander are lost.

    #16701
    AvatarJosiah the Carrot Stick
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    For the road goes ever on.

    #16705
    AvatarManalive Smith
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    Gilgalad was an elven king of who the harpers sadly sing.
    The last whose realm was fair and free between the mountains and the sea.

    #16707
    AvatarJosiah the Carrot Stick
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    Darn. I guess I need to read the Silmarillion.

    #16709
    AvatarManalive Smith
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    His sword was strong, his lance was keen, his shining helm afar was seen.
    Till into shadow fell his star, to Mordor where the shadows are.

    #16711
    AvatarManalive Smith
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    I haven’t, but LotR was my older sister’s jam throughout her teenage years and I memorized a lot by proxy.

    #16712
    AvatarJosiah the Carrot Stick
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    One does not simply walk into Mordor. (I’m sorry, that’s all I have. 🙁 )

    #16713
    AvatarManalive Smith
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    Well no, that’s why Gilgalad had to fall into Mordor.

    #16715
    AvatarManalive Smith
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    This one’s Chesterton:
    Though I rule the floor of the earth with the seven sins for rods.
    I would rather fall with Adam than rise with all your gods.

    #16726
    AvatarJosiah the Carrot Stick
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    (Gaaaaa… if only I could remember a quote from Father Brown…)

    #16732
    AvatarManalive Smith
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    I love Chesterton. The Man Who Was Thursday was so confusing, but looking back I think it was a really beautiful story about the order and chaos. One of my all time favorite books was written by him. It was a formative little story about the joy of living called Manalive.

    #16733
    AvatarManalive Smith
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    I’m reading The Napoleon of Nottinghill right now, and part of me thinks it’s funny and the other part finds it terrifying.

    #16774
    AvatarDawn
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    Why terrifying?

    #16812
    AvatarJosiah the Carrot Stick
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    I guess I should read some more works by him…

    #17704
    AvatarManalive Smith
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    It’s a story that takes place in a somewhat heartless bureaucratic future version of England where the king is selected at random. As a joke the man who becomes king breaks all the neighborhoods in London into separate kingdoms, and everyone puts up with it even though they think he’s a bit of an idiot. People continue going about their lives until a group of businessmen start in on plans to build a road through Nottinghill, but what they never expected is that the Provost the king put in charge of that neighborhood actually takes his job seriously. When they won’t be persuaded to alter their plans the Provost declares war on the rest of London, and suddenly the businessmen have to become soldiers to try to stop him. It’s a fun story because it’s delightful seeing these businessmen trying to come to grips with the notion of a man who actually loves his country. And it’s a terrifying story because the Provost is willing to kill and be killed in order to protect his home.

    #17709
    AvatarPoulet Frit
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    I wouldn’t say that that makes it terrifying.
    There are people, younger than you, manalive, that are fighting for our country. Killing and being willing to die for our rights. I don’t see that as terrifying.
    Now, if manalive just went around killing people and willing to be killed by other people fighting for the rights of alpaca fur (hair? Wool? Whatever they got on their backs), that would be terrifying and idiotic.

    #17717
    AvatarJosiah the Carrot Stick
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    Hrm.

    #19366
    AvatarManalive Smith
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    Weird fact: the hair of an alpaca is always referred to as fiber. People get angry if you say fur or wool.

    #19373
    AvatarJosiah the Carrot Stick
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    Weird.

    #19512
    AvatarManalive Smith
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    Alrighty. There’s one order of business we really need to address; does anyone have access to scuba gear, or alternatively how long can you hold your breathe?

    #19514
    AvatarAwkward Potato
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    I can hold my breath for about a minute…I’ll have to get faster at weaving baskets apparently.

    #19515
    AvatarManalive Smith
    Guest

    I timed it. I panic and start breathing again after 13 seconds. We might have a problem.

    #19516
    AvatarAwkward Potato
    Guest

    Just a little.

    #19517
    AvatarManalive Smith
    Guest

    I should also probably google basket weaving at some point.

    #19521
    AvatarPoulet Frit
    Participant

    I can go for like 12 seconds before I flip out and breathe.
    But I can buy scuba gear.

    #19526
    AvatarDawn
    Guest

    I know my dad’s been scuba diving before…he may have a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus hidden away somewhere but I’m not sure..

    #19534
    AvatarJosiah the Carrot Stick
    Guest

    I can go for about 2 seconds. Maybe more, I dunno.

    #19541
    AvatarMasøn M.
    Participant

    I can hold my breath for about 20 seconds without goggles. With goggles it’s about 30-35… I have a panic attack when I close my eyes lol…

    #19543
    AvatarPoulet Frit
    Participant

    Maybe it would be smart of us to not do it completely submerged, as most if us freak out after a few seconds of holding our breath.
    And for me to put my head underwater I have to hold my nose, so I would be one handed (I flip out immediately otherwise)

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