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Discussion in 'Literature' started by Master_Keralys, Jan 1, 2009.

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  1. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    We have a storm rolling in, so the humidity is up.
     
  2. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Tiberius, Drusus, and Germanicus did just fine. Varus was just too trusting and had his troops in a full marching column, packs and all. He wasn't ready to fight. That's the real lesson.


    Missa ab iPhona mea est.
     
  3. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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  4. Cynical_Ben

    Cynical_Ben Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Apparently someone from LACWAC found it on Deviantart, they didn't draw it. Still, though, [face_plain]
     
  5. Trip

    Trip Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    tbh that's pretty tame for ploloni fanart.
     
  6. Rogue Five

    Rogue Five Jedi Padawan star 2

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    Ahsoka is the flower girl, I presume. Or their adopted daughter.
     
  7. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    ...

    I'm not even going to ask.


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  8. Findswoman

    Findswoman Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Certainly. Or Chief Naturalist or something. Though you'd also make a mighty fine Court Artist...

    Incidentally, Jello, I'm not quite sure why I'm the one recruiting people for positions at your court. What am I, your Court HR Director? :p
     
  9. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Well, the last time I assembled an imperial court (high school), it was that people would beg me for titles. I'd not need to do any recruiting myself, and in fact had too many people requesting letters patent with few titles to go around.

    Besides, "HR Director" is *so* bourgeois. I'd prefer something like Lord Chamberlain (not to be confused with Grand/Great Chamberlain, depending on whether we were following the Napoleonic English model, which is a Grand/Great Officer of State).


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  10. Findswoman

    Findswoman Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    A Great Offiver of State sounds like it would be a wonderful job. I hope I would be elibigle.

    ...

    :p

    Unless you would like me to be Kapellmeister (or I guess technically Kapellmeisterin) or some such. Up to you. :D
     
  11. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Gand Officer of State. :p

    I guess I'll be Gand Chief Naturalist, while Trip can be the Gand Chief Forester. I identify it and then Trip kills it. :p
     
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  12. Goodwood

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    And the Americans forgot the overall lesson when they sent division after division of troops into the Hürtgen Forest, not to mention the whole thing with the Ardennes, both in '40 and '44.
     
  13. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I don't know what that means, Findswoman. Does it mean you'd be the Mistress of Music or something? That's the only thing I can guess from context and cognates.

    You can be the Director of Intelligence, if you want. After all, the job is to put bugs on people. Trip will lead Counterintelligence.



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  14. Trip

    Trip Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    umm excuse me i am not a bug

    posted from my phone
     
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  15. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Leader of the choir, orchestra or a traditional "big band".

    If you want something for your court ;) Master of the Queen's Music is something similar, at least here in the UK.
     
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  16. Cynical_Ben

    Cynical_Ben Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Oh hey, Power Rangers fans, guess what project Roberto Orci is helping out with now that he's stepped away from the Spider-Man movies? He, Ashley Miller and Zach Stentz (of Agent Cody Banks, Andromeda, Thor and X-men First Class fame) will apparently be doing the story, and he'll also exec. produce the movie through his new company, Sneaky Shark. Which means he's probably left Bad Robot for good.
     
  17. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    You kill them for a living, yes? That was my point.


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  18. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Jooooiiiiinnnnn ussssss...
     
  19. Trip

    Trip Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    ew no omg

    Jello idgi

    posted from my phone
     
  20. Goodwood

    Goodwood Jedi Master star 5

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    Well, at least Jello isn't trying to assimilate us into a Borg collective.
     
  21. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Jello is more of a hegemony person ;)
     
  22. Findswoman

    Findswoman Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    You're both right. It basically means the person who organizes all the music at court (though the term was also used in civic contexts and at ecclesiastical establishments like cathedrals and the like). Equivalent terms are maître de chappelle, maestro di cappella and maestro de capilla, depending on where you're from. ;)

    Incidentally, the first-ever female Master of the Queen's Music was appointed not long ago. I was surprised that the position still existed, but a friend of mine pointed out that the position actually is more honorific than anything and has few specific duties attached to it. A Kappellmeister, on the other hand, does actually do stuff like recruit musicians and organize and conduct performances. :)

    EDIT: Incidentally, is anyone keeping track of all this? So far I think we have:
    Grand High Field Marshal: Goodwood
    Gand Chief Naturalist: TrakNar
    Gand Chief Forester (maybe?): Trip
    Anyone else...?
     
  23. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Wouldn't that be a Hofkapellmeister?
     
  24. Findswoman

    Findswoman Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    That term works too; it's just a more specific case. It's not incorrect, at least in discussing early modern music history, to use just the term Kapellmeister for that kind of position, whether you're discussing a court or a chapel or some other music establishment—e.g., it's not wrong to say that Michael Praetorius was the Kapellmeister at the ducal court of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, or that J. S. Bach was Kapellmeister at the court of Leopold, Prince of Anhalt-Cöthen, from 1717 to 1723.
     
  25. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Now you have made it impossible for me not to visualise Findswoman looking like this
    [​IMG]
     
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