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First and foremost!
Happy birthday, queenmidalah!

Many, many happy returns!

Man, odd chats last night. First there was lonsolo leading a rousing chorus of the Gilligan's Island theme, from which darana omitted "the professor". Shocked, I went off to sulk and craft coconut technology. Eventually this escalated into full coconut biowarfare when I constructed a coconut zat and unveiled my coconut death glider, in response to which burkhardt invoked the Coconut Cow (powered, apparently, by coconut cheese). I was hard at work on a coconaquadah reactor when, as burkhardt noted, an odd occurrence transpired. The CRG main room almost never has males only, and after masteralida went to sleep shortly after 01:00 her time, it was down to burkhardt, lonsolo, and me. That's about as rare as a New Age Gigantimous Conjunction!1

Meanwhie, in #teunc, jereeza came in, powered by sheer teunce (that I also had) and some tiramisu (that I wished I had). She'd had an incredibly creative day - witness her sheer awesomeness here - and graced me and istari_ala with some of the creativity vibe. Let me tell you, when a trio of TEUNCs starts beaming creativity at one another in #teunc, it's something like a Dyson sphere. We were all up until about 01:00 our time (07:00 GMT!) and then I kept teunceing with Ala and nobuddy69 until about 03:30. By 04:30 I'd puttered out and settled in to watch the first half of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

And now, it is time for this meme I saw with havocthecat and thanatos_kalos:
It's time for the whole "Ask My Characters A Question" meme. Ask any character in any of my stories a question, and you shall receive an answer!

My characters from the Cantina Roleplayers' Guild (CRG) are all listed here, here, and here, though they are just RP characters and not all featured in stories. Mind you, I'd rather answer questions about tanelos, whose first seven and a half chapters are all posted here, but I know most of you all haven't read it (yet).

1 Oddly enough, I tried googling for the date of some event in the late 1980s or early 1990s that was said to occur only once every 20000 years or so. I must admit I wasn't paying much attention at the time. I can't find any mention of it - have the Illuminati beaten me to it, or have the New Age people already fluffed themselves out of the very space-time continuum?

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Banazir

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oxbastetxo
Feb. 12th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
*giggles about the coconaquadah and wonders if the guys on Atlantis have thought about that...it is an island.* ;-)

BTW...my Stargate: Atlantis group on Yahoo is up to 220 members!! in just 4 months!!! :-D

(((hugs)))
banazir
Feb. 12th, 2005 05:13 pm (UTC)
Coconut 7 locked!
Interesting tidbit: the Wraith are completely unable to derive sustenance from coconuts. It just goes to show how evil they are!

Grats on the Atlantis group. What's the title?

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Banazir
oxbastetxo
Feb. 12th, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Coconut 7 locked!
Interesting tidbit: the Wraith are completely unable to derive sustenance from coconuts. It just goes to show how evil they are!

No pina colatas for them!!!

Grats on the Atlantis group. What's the title?

SGAHC...aka...Stargate: Atlantis - Hurt/Comfort.

We're a sister list to SG1HC - Stargate: SG-1 - Hurt/Comfort.

You can find us at:
http://tv.groups.yahoo.com/group/SGAHC/

Yahoo groups is doing weird things counting membership again. We had a new person join and then cound went from 220 to 218 and noone left. *sigh* But from what I've been told, that's normal for yahoogroups. Spoil_Me lost 100 members for no reason and then they reappeared at a later date. ;-)
banazir
Feb. 12th, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Coconut 7 locked!
No pina coladas for them!!!
More for me, yay! *ahem*
Maybe if we all take enough coconut milk it will act like the Hoffan antigen in S1x07, "Poisoning the Well"...

Yahoo groups is doing weird things counting membership again. We had a new person join and then cound went from 220 to 218 and noone left. *sigh* But from what I've been told, that's normal for yahoogroups. Spoil_Me lost 100 members for no reason and then they reappeared at a later date. ;-)
It might be your bouncing members. Yahoo! Groups takes those out of the member count.

The group count is at 219 now. :-)

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Banazir
oxbastetxo
Feb. 12th, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Coconut 7 locked!
The group count is at 219 now. :-)

YAY!!! :-D Welcome!!

If you see Bastet over there, that's me. :-D

I never thought about the bouncing thing...that would make sense. We've had some trouble with that from time to time.
banazir
Feb. 12th, 2005 05:57 pm (UTC)
SGAHC
YAY!!! :-D Welcome!!
Thanks.
BTW, what's the "Hurt/Comfort" about?

If you see Bastet over there, that's me. :-D
Gotcha.

I never thought about the bouncing thing...that would make sense. We've had some trouble with that from time to time.
Someone needs to periodically send reactivation probes until either the subscriber confirms and the member can be reinstated, or a predetermined number of attempts have been made, and the moderators can unsub them manually.

I have 90+ Yahoo! Groups, about half of which I created and moderate, and this gets to be a problem, especially when I go for weeks (or months) without noticing bouncing members.

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Banazir
oxbastetxo
Feb. 13th, 2005 04:28 am (UTC)
Re: SGAHC
BTW, what's the "Hurt/Comfort" about?

Hurt/Comfort is section of GenFic in the fandom. Typically, it's "putting the characters in jeopardy and the resulting comfort". Lots of whumping (personal claim to fame in the fandom :-D) and/or angst.

But we have a lot of character/plot discussion and several people who do wonderful music vids. :-D
banazir
Feb. 13th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC)
Hurt/Comfort and "Whumping"
Hurt/Comfort is section of GenFic in the fandom. Typically, it's "putting the characters in jeopardy and the resulting comfort".
Ah, I see.

Lots of whumping (personal claim to fame in the fandom :-D) and/or angst.
I know there will come days when I may regret this, but:
What exactly is "whumping"? :-)

But we have a lot of character/plot discussion and several people who do wonderful music vids. :-D
Nice. I really have to get cracking on my ideas (mostly non-Stargate; one Voyager one that's been sticking in my mind for a long time).

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Banazir
oxbastetxo
Feb. 15th, 2005 04:39 am (UTC)
Re: Hurt/Comfort and "Whumping"
Lots of whumping (personal claim to fame in the fandom :-D) and/or angst.
I know there will come days when I may regret this, but:
What exactly is "whumping"? :-)


LOL..this is scary...you can google this!!!

From "Writers University"

"Whumping: A character who is whumped usually gets hurt, sick, ect. This term is also used when the author makes a character look particularly stupid or foolish. See Danny Whumping. This term is used in the Stargate fandom."

*cringes* Not sure who the heck wrote that, but making them look "Stupid or foolish" has nothing to do with Whumping! I should know! I'm the orginal Whumper!!!

This was amended onto that:

"This term was coined back in 1996/1997 in the "Adventures of Sinbad" Fandom and then was brought over to the Stargate fandom. The term "Whumping" was created to refer to hurt/comfort stories in which a character went through a great deal of physical or emotional abuse. The term has not, nor does mean to "make(s) a character look particularly stupid or foolish." It was brought about by the way the words sounds. It is still in current use in the Stargate Fandom.

Bastet...the originator of the term"

But we have a lot of character/plot discussion and several people who do wonderful music vids. :-D
Nice. I really have to get cracking on my ideas (mostly non-Stargate; one Voyager one that's been sticking in my mind for a long time).


Ohhh!! Very cool! We going to get to see them? Some friends of mine and I have been talking about ideas for a couple. They have some pretty snazy computer/video equipment that they're learning to use. *eg*
masteralida
Feb. 13th, 2005 07:27 am (UTC)
Re: SGAHC
I have 90+ Yahoo! Groups, about half of which I created and moderate, and this gets to be a problem, especially when I go for weeks (or months) without noticing bouncing members.

*cough* Overextending again *cough*

Not that you haven't been lectured a time or three ;-)
banazir
Feb. 13th, 2005 09:50 am (UTC)
Re: SGAHC
*cough* Overextending again *cough*
Aww, c'mon! It takes 5 minutes to make one (fewer in the old days), and students (graduate teaching and research assistants) can maintain them! :-D

Not that you haven't been lectured a time or three ;-)
Yes, yes I have.
So rthplrthrptlRHBTPBHTPPHTTH! ;-)

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Banazir
masteralida
Feb. 13th, 2005 05:33 pm (UTC)
Re: SGAHC
Aww, c'mon! It takes 5 minutes to make one (fewer in the old days), and students (graduate teaching and research assistants) can maintain them! :-D

LOL! I know, it amuses me when I hear people complaining about how hard it is to moderate Yahoo groups, like it was a full time job. *chuckle*
banazir
Feb. 13th, 2005 05:44 pm (UTC)
Banazir the Jedi Hobbit, Mooderaptor Extraordinaire!
LOL! I know, it amuses me when I hear people complaining about how hard it is to moderate Yahoo groups, like it was a full time job. *chuckle*
I swear, I slave all day over a hot members list, I unbounce for you, I approve new subscribers, I clean up the Files and Photos section, I close old polls, and this is the thanks I get?!

Seriously. My largest group, Bayesian Networks in Java has only 267 members ATM. TEUNCs 43 nominal members do post about 500-1500 messages a month, though (and we've had months with 3000+ messages).

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Banazir
masteralida
Feb. 14th, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Banazir the Jedi Hobbit, Mooderaptor Extraordinaire!
TEUNCs 43 nominal members do post about 500-1500 messages a month, though (and we've had months with 3000+ messages).

That's a lotta talking!
banazir
Feb. 14th, 2005 09:25 pm (UTC)
Prolificity
That's a lotta talking!
Indeed! And you thought CRG was a garrulous and prolific bunch!
We call it the psotflood. Periodically it helps to just wash away the outbuildings and Smurrow Village.

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Banazir
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banazir
Feb. 12th, 2005 05:53 pm (UTC)
Absolutely, it's yours!
*bows* I'd be honored!

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Banazir
sui_degeneris
Feb. 12th, 2005 11:09 pm (UTC)
Harmonic convergence?
banazir
Feb. 12th, 2005 11:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Harmonic convergence?
That's the one - and it's 5200 years, not 20000+.

Thanks,
Memoryless!Fishie
masteralida
Feb. 12th, 2005 11:52 pm (UTC)
This is the kind of thing that happens when we all watch BSG, SG-1 and Atlantis together.

I'm still in awe - outnumbered by the sheer testosterone-ness of the room last night ;-)
banazir
Feb. 13th, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
Fear all ye peoples!
This is the kind of thing that happens when we all watch BSG, SG-1 and Atlantis together.
Fear all ye peoples!

I'm still in awe - outnumbered by the sheer testosterone-ness of the room last night ;-)
*manly cheers of "YEAH!" and woofing erupt*

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Banazir
masteralida
Feb. 13th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Fear all ye peoples!
This is the kind of thing that happens when we all watch BSG, SG-1 and Atlantis together.
Fear all ye peoples!


*sniff* But... I might miss it this next Friday!! Maybe you can give me a more coherent synopsis than I gave you (admittedly, I was getting ready to go to bed and was zonked....), though I still think "Russians. Daniel speaks Russian. Possible nuclear war" covers a whole lot!

banazir
Feb. 13th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Fear all ye peoples!
*sniff* But... I might miss it this next Friday!! Maybe you can give me a more coherent synopsis than I gave you (admittedly, I was getting ready to go to bed and was zonked....)
Sure thing, no problem!

I'm getting fairly good at pretty good at writing synopses again (it comes from training students to write paper reviews, see? :-D)

though I still think "Russians. Daniel speaks Russian. Possible nuclear war" covers a whole lot!
Yes, it does! I just didn't realize it was a Trust plot until thanatos_kalos clued me in - the last SG-1 ep I saw was shortly after Teal'c-in-a-70's-leisure-suit-trasks-the-abusive-ex and The-Trust-Launches-Jaffa-Killing-Toxins (hey, I learned this system of title composition from JT!)

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Banazir
masteralida
Feb. 13th, 2005 12:06 am (UTC)
It's time for the whole "Ask My Characters A Question" meme. Ask any character in any of my stories a question, and you shall receive an answer!

Hrm... some questions can't be asked in polite company, you know ;-)

Jack: Will you ever calm down? *G*
banazir
Feb. 13th, 2005 12:57 am (UTC)
Jon N. Renardine
Hrm... some questions can't be asked in polite company, you know ;-)
LOL, I know.
(A couple of Jedi students can be heard offering silent thanks.)

Jack: Will you ever calm down? *G*
Jack says:
I think I've actually mellowed quite a bit this last year. Chancellor Palomar, Arnav and my friends have introduced me to a diversity of musical and other cultural experiences.

[Ed. - OK, a little context is in order. Before Soren and Arn leaned on Zoey Davies and the other delegates to the Confederation Council to drag Jack to some of Shardakour's concerts and art galleries, Jack's idea of "diverse" was the dynamic range between 80dB and 110dB and listening to: techno, synth rock, and synth pop music in the same evening. He really has calmed down considerably of late, though - relatively speaking.]

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Banazir
masteralida
Feb. 13th, 2005 12:58 am (UTC)
Re: Jon N. Renardine
Alida: "He'll always be a bouncy boy."
banazir
Feb. 13th, 2005 01:20 am (UTC)
Re: Jon N. Renardine
LOL! 'tis all relative, see?

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Banazir
kaladhwen
Feb. 28th, 2005 05:48 am (UTC)
Who to ask, who to ask...

Linna: Are you ever going to let up on your daughter?

oops *stops channeling Cassi and runs off*
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