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Post Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:13 am 
 

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bclarkie wrote:If its any consolation to you John, my high school Spanish teacher had hers up for over 3 years.  Granted it was a fake one, but still. :wink:

Thank you for those words of comfort :D .  I managed to get to August about 3 years ago with an artificial tree.  And I thought it a sound argument that it was a pointless exercise taking it down at that point; being well over half way to next Christmas.  But all that I got was one of those "JFDI" looks :(

At least your tree was inside where no one else could see it.  I still have to take down the outside Xmas lights.

It's too cold outside to climb on a ladder!  Why can't Xmas be celebrated around the middle of summer?   :D

  


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:16 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:It's too cold outside to climb on a ladder!  Why can't Xmas be celebrated around the middle of summer?   :D


It is in some places.  8O


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:46 am 
 

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Should send that into Post Secret  :lol:

Actually, most of the needles had already decided to take themselves down some time ago.  What I actually removed was an elaborate collection of twigs.


When I was in University many moons ago me and my roomate put up a tree and did not take it down until we moved out 4 years later.  It became a running joke among my friends so we really couldn't take it down.


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 3:11 pm 
 

Doing some pre-spring cleaning (and inventoring) I had a question on G1-3. Page Not Found
I have either a 1st or 2nd print, but what are 'scratch marks' on the illustrations?

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 3:32 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:Doing some pre-spring cleaning (and inventoring) I had a question on G1-3. Page Not Found
I have either a 1st or 2nd print, but what are 'scratch marks' on the illustrations?

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Are you talking about the illustrations in the module?
Or the image on this site? Page Not Found

If the latter, isn't it the shhrinkwrap seams?  If the former, I'll have to dig out my copy to see what you mean.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 4:50 pm 
 

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Plaag wrote:Doing some pre-spring cleaning (and inventoring) I had a question on G1-3. Page Not Found
I have either a 1st or 2nd print, but what are 'scratch marks' on the illustrations?

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Are you talking about the illustrations in the module?
Or the image on this site? Page Not Found

If the latter, isn't it the shhrinkwrap seams?  If the former, I'll have to dig out my copy to see what you mean.


Latter as noted in site description (Second:  Described as having minor scratch marks on interior illustrations cleaned up; this print is unconfirmed.)

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 4:52 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:Latter as noted in site description (Second:  Described as having minor scratch marks on interior illustrations cleaned up; this print is unconfirmed.)

ShaneG.

Yes, would help if I'd bothered to read it :oops:

  

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:58 pm 
 

Hello... there's something missing here;
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8770262350

Surely some mistake? ;)

  

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 7:19 pm 
 

faro wrote:Hello... there's something missing here;
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8770262350

Surely some mistake? ;)


whats the matter with that?

prb not paying enough attention.....


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 7:40 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:whats the matter with that?

prb not paying enough attention.....

Oh, I was meaning further towards the right-hand side of the screen, just under the "Seller information" title, actually. :)
Unless I'm missing some sort of glitch or feature in how the user info is being displayed...

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> Nice item P&P a little high though £4 for one book ::: Buyer ashenkorren ( 204) Feb-25-06 09:20 8755357645
> Reply by cougarrinard: hardback book, boxed for postal protection, sorry teleporter broke, had to PO it

Gee, that's actually funny for a change... :P

  

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 7:58 pm 
 

Lack of photos strikes again... Would've been a snip for a UK buyer.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8767580298
#10,11,12,13,21,23,37,38,40,41,42,44,47,48,49: $52

(Dragon #21 is a nuisance to find, too)

  


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 9:15 pm 
 

I'm am so poor, I can't afford a vwl.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:11 pm 
 

I have a random, off-topic question for any of our Italian friends: how have you all been faring with the Olympic Games bringing its own unique form of chaos to your land?

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:35 pm 
 

Zippanthropus wrote:I'm am so poor, I can't afford a vwl.

M lkng lswhr, snc "snip" not "snipe" ws ntntnl ;)

  


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:56 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:I have a random, off-topic question for any of our Italian friends: how have you all been faring with the Olympic Games bringing its own unique form of chaos to your land?


Well, first of all, the Olympic Games were geographically restricted in the snow centers of Piemonte. I live about 400 kilometers away from Torino, and I did not feel the impact of the Games. I have also gone to the mountains for a week, but again I was in a completely different location, so apart from people speacking of the Games there was nothing.

Beyond that, I was sometimes captured in front of the TV watching those disciplines that interested me most, but it would not have been that different if the Games were in Argentina. Knowing they were in Italy might give a different feeling, but again, for me and many other Italians, it was just a far away show on the TV.

If any, I have felt a bad effect before the Olympic Games, but that's not because of the Games, but because of idiots (oh, Italians can be VERY idiot at times). There was some disorder in Piemonte (which also extended to the opposite part of Italy, don't ask me why, but when it's time to make disorder some factions of Italy rush in regardless of whether they have any reason at all), due to a tunnel being built and the people living there not wanting it; for some unexplained reason, the disorder also turned against the incoming Games. People began demonstrating against the Olympic Games, waving some lovely flags depicting the five circles over a skull in a black background and such. The course of the torch also suffered slight deviations because of these demonstrations.

I do not know the reason of such stupid behavior. I suppose it has something to do with the anti-American feeling that some Italians like to show (oh well, of course I don't understand the reason of that feeling either), and the fact that these very knowledgeable people might associate the Games with America and that means they're evil. This of course supersedes the fact that Olympic Games existed in Greece well over 2 millennia before the USA were proclaimed and have been reestablished by a French baron, but I don't think they care that much about this, as long as they have an excuse to cause disorder.

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:38 pm 
 

I believe our very own Rosenkav is from the area, though. Wait, let me check ... yep, he lists Turin* as his hometown. I hope you survived the madness, Franz! :)

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*Or Torino, if you're an NBC television executive who thinks that us dumb Americans will be more impressed by that spelling.

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:07 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:*Or Torino, if you're an NBC television executive who thinks that us dumb Americans will be more impressed by that spelling.


Well, no one calls New York "Nuova York", or Los Angeles "Gli Angeli" or Washington "Tonnellata Da Lavare". So I don't really understand when people feel the need to translate the names of our cities. I think the NBC television executive actually has a point.

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:46 am 
 

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