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Desiderius Price

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  1. That awkward moment when you see a “Report notification” for the first time in weeks and think to yourself “Oh, there’s someone reporting something.” and then it creeps up on you… I am the moderator and it’s my job to deal with that. (We're not mentioning that I’m also the one who made the damned spam report!)

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      Desiderius Price

      “Promotions” usually entail going up into management, thus I try to avoid them!

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  2. Update 2! Reviews are under the new code and functioning.

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      Desiderius Price

      Cool.  Eagerly awaiting the dragon prints ticking back up, or are my stories simply not getting any hits?

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  3. That awkward moment when you see a “Report notification” for the first time in weeks and think to yourself “Oh, there’s someone reporting something.” and then it creeps up on you… I am the moderator and it’s my job to deal with that. (We're not mentioning that I’m also the one who made the damned spam report!)

  4. Tough part about writing this Halloween story?   No sex.

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      Desiderius Price

      Nah, scary is the time of year when my company demands my annual self-evaluation.  :)

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  5. RoP should be used as a sleep aid. Episode 6 made me sleep. Apparently sacrificing the only fortified structure for miles if not days and managing not to kill anyone with it was a bad move. Who knew?

    Right when it started getting actiony suddenly NyQuil mode engaged.

    The good shot was evil herself watching as Mount Doom erupts.

     

  6. The archives are slowly creeping to life! The New indexes are roling out with some changes I’m sure authors will like.

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      Desiderius Price

      Know the headache you’re going through Manta.  Hang in there.

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  7. Had a nightmare that Rings of Power went on for 10 seasons. :behead:

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      Desiderius Price

      Keep spooking us @InvidiaRed and we’ll have to curse you to an eternity of watching ALL of it on continuous repeat.

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  8. Rings of power can be summed as thus

    • Galadriel is pretty much the greater evil of the story and at this point only Sauron himself is capable of knocking her down a peg. No, I’m not joking. She has glimmers of self-awareness that flicker and fade just as quickly as the story itself won’t let her be wrong.( She’s pretty much the most empowered Mary Sue in recent history)
    • The Harfoots are evil to the core. Let’s leave them to die turned to lets steal their wheels so they’ll absolutely die. Forget orcs, the only reason anyone is alive is because they’re avoiding these murder monsters. Orcs are more sympathetic and they’re the minions of evil.
    • Exiling evil herself absolutely was the right call as even when she’s apologizing for manipulating someone. She’s still un-apologetically doing it. “Because I cannot stop”
    • Durin’s subplot is the best part of RoP. The actors are having fun with what they’re given.
    • The only reason sauron’s acolytes are about is they want to steal the Harfoot’s unabashed evil for themselves and for screen time.
    • The Mithril thing.
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      Desiderius Price

      My recommendation is to stop making these bets with these horrific, torturous outcomes.  Get into something safer, like skydiving.

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  9. Rings of power can be summed as thus

    • Galadriel is pretty much the greater evil of the story and at this point only Sauron himself is capable of knocking her down a peg. No, I’m not joking. She has glimmers of self-awareness that flicker and fade just as quickly as the story itself won’t let her be wrong.( She’s pretty much the most empowered Mary Sue in recent history)
    • The Harfoots are evil to the core. Let’s leave them to die turned to lets steal their wheels so they’ll absolutely die. Forget orcs, the only reason anyone is alive is because they’re avoiding these murder monsters. Orcs are more sympathetic and they’re the minions of evil.
    • Exiling evil herself absolutely was the right call as even when she’s apologizing for manipulating someone. She’s still un-apologetically doing it. “Because I cannot stop”
    • Durin’s subplot is the best part of RoP. The actors are having fun with what they’re given.
    • The only reason sauron’s acolytes are about is they want to steal the Harfoot’s unabashed evil for themselves and for screen time.
    • The Mithril thing.
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      Desiderius Price

      That is… yeah, thanks for the warning to avoid it at all costs.

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  10. Took a short break as I’ve noticed a lot of invalid avatars in the user profiles.
    New Drfault Avatar

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      Desiderius Price

      Aw, that’s why I never did the avatar, the image link thing instead of actually storing the image into the database.

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  11. Took a short break as I’ve noticed a lot of invalid avatars in the user profiles.
    New Drfault Avatar

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      Desiderius Price

      Never got around to uploading an avatar on the archive, will have to make a note to myself!  :)

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  12. Apparently, the odds of a surprise birth is 1 one 2500 (this is where the mother’s unaware she’s pregnant until labor/baby shows up).  Something I’m researching as I’m reconsidering my existing WIP halloween story.

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      Desiderius Price

      Giving you a spook even BEFORE I post the story, that’s cool :whistle:

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  13. Apparently, the odds of a surprise birth is 1 one 2500 (this is where the mother’s unaware she’s pregnant until labor/baby shows up).  Something I’m researching as I’m reconsidering my existing WIP halloween story.

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      Desiderius Price

      It’s not like the first one was a bad idea, it simply had enough moving parts that a oneshot wouldn’t do it justice.  Even my hairbrained idea to “reformat” a multi-chapter story into a single one-shot wasn’t going to cut it anywhere under 45k.  So, the MC gets a reprieve and his sentence won’t be carried out immediately.

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  14. I think we all need to agree that Rings of Power counts as a crime against humanity and amazon sued for war crimes. Episode five… here I come.:yawn:

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      Desiderius Price

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      I intend to poke fun and throw things at my tv tonight!

      Think I should protest in defense of the TV?  Poor TV, its a slave to the filth that gets fed to it.

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  15. I think we all need to agree that Rings of Power counts as a crime against humanity and amazon sued for war crimes. Episode five… here I come.:yawn:

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      Desiderius Price

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      You know this reminds me of that godawful fanfic that was written by, I forget who, that was in Harry Potter fandom.  I think the author was a Tara something or other?  

      Thankfully glad you weren’t referring to my potter fanfics… (none of which are on AFF).  :whistle:

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  16. I think we all need to agree that Rings of Power counts as a crime against humanity and amazon sued for war crimes. Episode five… here I come.:yawn:

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      Desiderius Price

      I’ve been waiting for the expanse, season 5 to actually come out on disc, but amazon’s currently keeping it locked up on amazon prime.  :(   I like having the discs because it means they can’t decide to remove it from my “library”.

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  17. I think we all need to agree that Rings of Power counts as a crime against humanity and amazon sued for war crimes. Episode five… here I come.:yawn:

  18. I think we all need to agree that Rings of Power counts as a crime against humanity and amazon sued for war crimes. Episode five… here I come.:yawn:

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      Desiderius Price

      Might simply be milking it for all it’s worth (the show’s producers/actors)

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  19. I think we all need to agree that Rings of Power counts as a crime against humanity and amazon sued for war crimes. Episode five… here I come.:yawn:

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      Desiderius Price

      I can pass no comment as I’ve not watched them.  (Don’t have amazon prime)

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  20. Here’s an existential thought for you.

    What if space is so vast because the divine didn’t want the chance for their creations to look upon one another or them?:blink:

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      Desiderius Price

      Unfortunately, those abominations are wreaking havoc in Ukraine :(

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  21. Here’s an existential thought for you.

    What if space is so vast because the divine didn’t want the chance for their creations to look upon one another or them?:blink:

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      Desiderius Price

      They didn’t want us to see the mistakes of the others?

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  22. It’s mortgage FREEDOM day!  One less landlord in my life.

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      Desiderius Price

      And confirmed it deposited via the mortgager.  This dark period is ending…. and a small shopping spree might happen.

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  23. In honor of that soulless bleak caricature that is the hell I’ve been forced to watch that is rings of power.

    I kinda want to do a porn heavy, LOTR dark fanfic safe in the knowledge of no matter what I do.

    It will never approach the level of desecration that amazon has inflicted on the rest of us.

    The LOTR stories on this site is lightyears better even the bleak gritty ones and for that they all should be commended and certainly celebrated.

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      Desiderius Price

      Hmm… Seemed like there was full employment with Sauron, sounds like a jobs man!

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  24. In honor of that soulless bleak caricature that is the hell I’ve been forced to watch that is rings of power.

    I kinda want to do a porn heavy, LOTR dark fanfic safe in the knowledge of no matter what I do.

    It will never approach the level of desecration that amazon has inflicted on the rest of us.

    The LOTR stories on this site is lightyears better even the bleak gritty ones and for that they all should be commended and certainly celebrated.

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      Desiderius Price

      No, no.  Whoever’s forcing you to watch these...abominations ought to be the subject of your halloween story.

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  25. :pissed: Swimming back to middle earth is on a whole new spectrum of jumping the shark.

    :jaws:

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      Desiderius Price

      Brandywine to Bree could easily have been a movie – think they could’ve made Tom Bombadil a good tale.  Ditto for Bree to Rivendell.  However, I suspect the actors might’ve objected to a 12 movie commitment (aside from the niceties of job security).

      Also fun to consider the other roles the actors had.  Sam is also Mikey from the Goonies.  Bolomir is Ned Stark.  And Elrond...Elrond… had a tough time on my first viewing separating him from the Matrix :)

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