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  1. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    MST3K had a gag where they went to Ancient Rome and attempted a toga party... which failed, because as they pointed out, they were all wearing togas anyways. So they decided to have a 'pants party' instead, which became a big hit. [face_laugh]
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    Which just makes it all the more fitting, especially if they also dress up a few of those well build firemen. :D

    Just insures that they can’t run away to fast.
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  4. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    Oh äh... second answer might have raised unfortunate implications that were in no way intended.
  5. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Well, thank goodness. And this, my friends, is why I feel decidedly uncomfortable with the frat mentality. Knowing those types, they probably would've full well meant those implications. I have no intention of encouraging or participating in such nonsense, even if it's "young fun" or whatever. There are a lot of things that I am certainly not sorry that I missed out on.

    edit: So that this post isn't entirely a downer, I'll clarify that Roman women wore either tunicae, chitones, or peploi (along with a palla and stola if one was married) -- along with a strophium, of course. Because there's nothing more exciting than Roman fashion, is there? If I could get a decent pair of hobnailed Roman caligae, I'd probably wear them in place of flipflops or sandals... :p
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  7. blackmyron Force Ghost

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  8. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    A friend just showed me this pretty funny advertisement :)

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    The slogan basically is „You will only find more helmets on the Death Star“.
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  9. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Absolutely nothing wrong with despising frat mentality. In fact, I'll go as far as to say that it should be the natural response.
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  11. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I like where this went...
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  14. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    So, I never read fanfiction...

    ... but when I do, it's stuff like Forward, a Firefly fanfic. I went into it very skeptical (all I really know about Fanfic is its reputation), but there are times when I'm glad I'm wrong. Remarkably good, and as of about halfway through it, seems to only be getting better. He writes a phenomenal River; "First Interlude" is downright beautiful (never, ever thought I'd use that word in regard to fanfiction). Aside from the increased violence, it does feel like it could have been written by Whedon.

    Thank you TVtropes, great recommendation. Worth a shot if you're bored or avoiding writing a paper.
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  15. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I only read fanfiction that's been personally recommended to me. It's like finding a needle in a haystack if you want to look for quality fanfiction... but it DOES exist. Publius -- of DomusPublica fame -- writes some great, EU-arcana-heavy Imperial fanfic, for instance. There was also this weird Luke AU fanfic that Dunc and sabarte recommended to me way back when that I never finished, because it's positively gargantuan.


    (In other news, I believe I mentioned having to do an oral presentation last week? I got my grade back: B+ . suuuuuuuuucks.)
  16. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    YES, PLEASE!



    ("Standalone DLC"? Why not just call it, you know, a "game"?)
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  17. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    I think you still need the original game to play that’s why ist DLC but apparently (unless they have an amazing writer) not related to the original game. :D
  18. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    No, it's completely standalone. That's why I think referring to it as DLC at all is kind of weird.

    Anyway, I *thought* I recognised that narrator... and it turns out I did.



    Gonna have to buy this on principle, now.
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  19. cthugha Force Ghost

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    Talking about grades, I recently got the best bit of back-talk by a student ever: When I told him to quit drawing Star Destroyers on his desk he looked at me like I was crazy and protested: "That's no Star Destroyer! That's an Acclamator-class cruiser!"

    I guess I'll have to be more exact in my admonishments in the future.
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  21. cthugha Force Ghost

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    Want!
    Where do I find this?
  22. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    http://web.archive.org/web/20120717000110/http://www.domuspublica.net/inventions.html

    The site is now dead, so archive.org is the only place to get them. My favorite stories are the Silver Fox stories, but they're not all labeled as such, so I'd just read the stories from the top down. "The Good Old Days," "The Life and Times of a Rounding Error," and "The Emperors" are also fun.

    "The Test of Wills," at the bottom, is an attempt at a Dark Empire novelization.

    You gave him an A, I hope!
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    Report to the Fleet Junkies thread within twenty-four standard hours for reeducation.
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    We have a tutorial prepped and ready to go. :p

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  25. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Item #1: Describe the following image.

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