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Re: Elves just want to have fun!
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2010, 10:40:48 am »
kcrady, you amaze me with your knowledge of Alterra lore.  

Archer, oh, yes please!  If you run out of ideas for backstories, I'm sure we could come up with tons.    

ibrew, congratulations to both of you.  

Annalog, computer viruses are worse than people viruses.  Good luck getting rid of it.  

I think we're going to have a slow day here.  Karen  is having breakfast in bed while she reads, and I'm about to reread Celtic Evil before I read the sequel.  I'm watching a neighbor kid at 3 and won't get reading in after he comes over.  He's  bit of a handful.
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #26 on: March 21, 2010, 10:55:26 am »
    mom2karen, it's more about having a knack for digging up information than it is pure knowledge... quiz me when I don't have the books (or my kindle) handy and I won't be nearly so amazing  :D

    archer, I love the idea of "Tales of the Skulking Raven"!  And like mom2 says, I'm sure we can come up with ideas if you need them...


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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #27 on: March 21, 2010, 11:29:52 am »
    I ALWAYS need ideas! I'd love to know what your favorite 'I wish Archer would write about...' is.
    I am currently puzzling through the complexities of the Outcastes' legal code for the appendix.

    I think the Skulking Raven tales might NOT be entirely suitable for YA, though.
    (heheh!)

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #28 on: March 21, 2010, 12:22:09 pm »
    Hello! :D I love that you started this thread kcrady!

    I will soon have to go to bed now. Busy these days!
    I will have to go now, but I will talk to you all soon.

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    « Reply #29 on: March 21, 2010, 01:15:10 pm »
    Hi Winter9!  Glad you found your way over, I know we're all going to keep on having fun here.

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #30 on: March 21, 2010, 05:47:18 pm »
    So...I'm sitting here, alone in the house (except for the dogs), fire blazing in the stone fireplace, wind kicking up outside with rain imminent, having just consumed a fine, roasted game hen. I've got my feet propped up and my computer in my lap, and of course I'm thinking: 'Wonder how my friends are faring this evening?'

    So, naturally, I post!

    It just doesn't get any better than this.  :)
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #31 on: March 21, 2010, 05:50:34 pm »
    Nice!  I believe all's quiet on the Western Front tonight.  Everyone must be reading or something.  :)

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #32 on: March 21, 2010, 05:57:57 pm »
    Some reading, some television - a good evening to kick back!  I'm afraid my sloppy joes and fries don't quite measure up to a game hen, but it was still good!  Good evening!

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #33 on: March 21, 2010, 06:15:30 pm »
    I gave the leftovers to the dogs.  They're sleeping now. :-)
    Gonna throw another log on the fire!
    Have you had a good weekend?
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #34 on: March 21, 2010, 06:27:09 pm »
    Good evening. I am still fighting the computer virus but not full time. Today we took the granddaughters to see "The Thing" next to Texas Canyon and ate apple pie at Stout's Cider Mill in Wilcox.

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #35 on: March 21, 2010, 06:32:31 pm »
    That sounds like a really nice day! Apple pie is one of my favorites.  :)
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #36 on: March 21, 2010, 06:41:54 pm »
    Here's the pic of the arrow I was talking about yesterday:

    http://ibrewalot.mjcportal.com/ArrowOfLight.jpg

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    « Reply #37 on: March 21, 2010, 06:44:40 pm »
    How very special!!  He must be really excited about it.

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    « Reply #38 on: March 21, 2010, 06:55:30 pm »
    He's very glad to be done with Cubs and on to Boy Scouts where "the leaders don't tell you how to do everything".  It'll be an experience.  My youngest has only just started Cubs this year, so I'll be involved in the pack for at least another 4+ years.  It's fun and good for the boys.

    Hopefully when I make Morgan's arrow I don't have a cast on my arm!  ;)

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #39 on: March 21, 2010, 06:57:02 pm »
    Great arrow!

    That sounds like a really nice day! Apple pie is one of my favorites.  :)
    Definitely a really nice day. Three of us ate apple pie a la mode; DH had Dutch apple pie, oldest granddaughter had Classic apple pie, and I had three berry apple pie. The youngest granddaughter does not like pie so she had an apple cider float (unpasteurized apple cider with vanilla and cinnamon swirl ice cream). She did taste the classic apple pie and was surprised that she thought it was OK. She might not have had a pie before that was made the way pies used to be made (lots of apples, not much sugar, great crust, no preservatives). The ice cream might have been made locally as well; I should have asked.

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #40 on: March 22, 2010, 02:12:45 am »
    Good morning!!
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #41 on: March 22, 2010, 03:01:42 am »
    Good morning, Lady Winter!
    And how is life in the Great Northern Lands?  :D

    That arrow is really cool! I love the point. Boy Scouts is pretty great, from what I hear. Now, when I was a lass, Girl Scouts was pretty lame. I didn't enjoy 'crafts' (preferred 'freelance art'), hated selling cookies, and our troop never did cool stuff. I wanted to do what the boys were doing! (They got to camp, do archery, knot-tying, you know...USEFUL stuff!) I dropped out fast.

    Okay, here's your early morning trivia question:
    Gaelen likes to get the most out of her gear--she won't discard her old boots until they are beyond repair.
    What finally forces her to 'retire' them?

    a. she is forced to wade through a bog, and she knows she will never get the stench out of the worn leather.
    b. the old ones are dragged away and buried by wild dogs.
    c. Magra makes an embarrassing comment concerning the shabbiness of the old ones.
    d. the old ones are so worn that she can no longer repair them.
    e. none of the above.

     
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #42 on: March 22, 2010, 05:05:34 am »
    Morning all!  That trivia is beyond my reading so far...last I read of Gaelen's boots she'd just put some kind of amazing wax on them and they looked new again with the leather engraving freshly showing.  I'll leave the real answer to those ahead of me or done with the trilogy.

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #43 on: March 22, 2010, 05:06:39 am »
    G'Morning All.

    Gaelen won't part with her boots until they are so worn she can no longer repair them.

    And even then I suspect she'd salvage what she could from them to use in something else!
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #44 on: March 22, 2010, 05:36:53 am »
    I snooze, I lose - the chance to answer the trivia question first!  The actual answer to archer's question is e, none of the above  :D for reasons already posted by both ibrewalot and Tip10!  However, Gaelen does come across a piece of dragon hide from which she intends to make boots, gauntlets, and a jerkin that will probably last longer than she will live.  The hide is, or is close to, her favorite deep red color...

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    « Reply #45 on: March 22, 2010, 05:37:59 am »
    Oh, and good morning all!  archer, thanks for posting a link here from your thread in The Bazaar.

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #46 on: March 22, 2010, 07:07:57 am »
    So...I'm sitting here, alone in the house (except for the dogs), fire blazing in the stone fireplace, wind kicking up outside with rain imminent, having just consumed a fine, roasted game hen. I've got my feet propped up and my computer in my lap, and of course I'm thinking: 'Wonder how my friends are faring this evening?'

    So, naturally, I post!

    It just doesn't get any better than this.  :)

    Well Archer at that time here on the West coast.    My family and I were just finishing up our goodbye dinner to our oldest son.  He is going back to work.  So we all went out to the Olive Garden to have a dinner together.   It was a yummmmmmmmy dinner also.    :)

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #47 on: March 22, 2010, 07:42:06 am »
    Well, I'm hoping that everyone who wants to join us here knows about it. I'd hate for anyone to miss the quiet eddy in the stream.
    :-)

    Ah! Another West-coaster. Olive Garden sounds YUMMY. Today is cold, rainy, and grey. I think I'll make something astonishing...like chicken and rice soup. LOVE it. I've got another game hen that will just fill the bill!
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    « Reply #48 on: March 22, 2010, 03:52:19 pm »
    Well, I'm hoping that everyone who wants to join us here knows about it. I'd hate for anyone to miss the quiet eddy in the stream.
    :-)

    Ah! Another West-coaster. Olive Garden sounds YUMMY. Today is cold, rainy, and grey. I think I'll make something astonishing...like chicken and rice soup. LOVE it. I've got another game hen that will just fill the bill!

    The Olive Garden was awesome.     We have enough left overs for dinner tonight and then.    Tomorrow after oldest son goes back to work I will make hamburger soup for the rest of us.   :)    I love soup too.

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    « Reply #49 on: March 22, 2010, 04:24:25 pm »
    Soups are lovely...  I'm thinking about making lentil soup soon...

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