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Everything posted by Caya

  1. Sitting precisely next to the sign, though ...
  2. @Pamela, agreed, I heard him in some video game (think it was Borderlands) and I thought that was John de Lancie at first, as well. @Carol the Dabbler , there's also a parody named The End of the Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe's cat (from Poetry for Cats by Henry N. Beard) : On a night quite unenchanting, when the rain was downward slanting, I awakened to the ranting of the man I catch mice for. Tipsy and a bit unshaven, in a tone I found quite craven, Poe was talking to a Raven perched above the chamber door. "Raven's very tasty," thought I, as I tiptoed o'er the floor, "There is nothing I like more". Soft upon the rug I treaded, calm and careful as I headed Towards his roost atop that dreaded bust of Pallas I deplore. While the bard and birdie chattered, I made sure that nothing clattered, Creaked, or snapped, or fell, or shattered, as I crossed the corridor; For his house is crammed with trinkets, curios and weird decor - Bric-a-brac and junk galore. Still the Raven never fluttered, standing stock-still as he uttered, In a voice that shrieked and sputtered, his two cents' worth - "Nevermore." While this dirge the birdbrain kept up, oh, so silently I crept up, Then I crouched and quickly leapt up, pouncing on the feathered bore. Soon he was a heap of plumage, and a little blood and gore- Only this and not much more. "Oooo!" my pickled poet cried out, "Pussycat, it's time I dried out! Never sat I in my hideout talking to a bird before. How I've wallowed in self-pity, while my gallant, valiant kitty Put an end to that damned ditty" - then I heard him start to snore. Back atop the door I clambered, eyed that statue I abhor, Jumped - and smashed it on the floor.
  3. Had to dig up this thread because while most of you will know John de Lancie from Star Trek, this isn't Trek (unless you headcanon it as Q having fun) and to the best of my knowledge we don't have a Poe thread.
  4. "As the popularity of text messaging rises, [note: yeah that page has been around a while apparently] it is common to see advertisements or contests where you can text a word or phrase to a short, six-digit number. These short numbers, also known as common short codes, operate in the same way as a regular phone number when you send a text to it. Texting a short code involves the same process as texting a regular number." (source)
  5. Yeah, not "help I'm trapped", more like "comfy doggy blanket".
  6. If you're looking for free Photoshop alternatives, GIMP (https://www.gimp.org/) is great but it's definitely not easy to learn (then again, might just be me being clueless ).
  7. They seem to have rather dominant genes when it comes to body shape, but not color.
  8. This video has the IMDB ratings of every GOT episode mapped to a piano keyboard, which gives you a handy overview (well, over-sound) of how the show went in just 16 seconds:
  9. Alternate suggestion: maybe consider casting actors not of the "Hollywood Type A" variant? I know, horribile dictu, but I never seem to have that kind of confusion with British productions, for instance.
  10. I showed it to a friend (who only got 14/24 but only was into the films so it makes sense) and I noticed that decucing something is *not* Tolkien is a lot easier than the other way round. Some names just didn't sound Tolkien-ish. Any of the Tolkien names could conceivably have been medications, though (I mean there was one tricyclic antidepressant called Elronon). Sidenote: The two-names situation is the same here. There's the substance name (say, Diclofenac) and the brand name (Voltaren, Deflamat and a couple generics too, I think). Advertising medications is only allowed if they're over the counter though, afaik, and far fewer are such than in the US. So you can see ads for Voltaren gel but not for the pills (but they can put ads for prescription stuff in magazines aimed at doctors, I think).
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