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by Wanderwolf
Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:12 am
Forum: NPC
Topic: More guns= less crime?
Replies: 32
Views: 10743

Moreover, that's confusing cause with effect. The successful street gangers have fancy stuff because they are in a gang. Not because they have money coming in from a legitimate busines. Heck, it was one of the reasons the Mafia didn't like "Godfather". Corleone, as pictured in the movie, didn't have...
by Wanderwolf
Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: Under the Lemon Tree
Topic: [ADMIN] Moderator Nominations Open
Replies: 24
Views: 8729

You're not. And I had some parts of the new site designed even before the little tiff about moderator priviledges. <chuckle> Brock, don't take me so seriously. I do not suffer from inflammation of the ego, at least not enough to believe the new site was based entirely off of one little tiff I happe...
by Wanderwolf
Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: Under the Lemon Tree
Topic: [ADMIN] Moderator Nominations Open
Replies: 24
Views: 8729

<sigh> So much for the moderator nominations. Looks like the allure of free time not spent moderating the forums wasn't enough to overcome the horror at having me nominated. :lol: Thanks for the nominations, anyway. I'll be going, STRyker; time to see if I'm pre-banned from the new fora. :) Yours tr...
by Wanderwolf
Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: NPC
Topic: More guns= less crime?
Replies: 32
Views: 10743

Wanderwolf: And none of those heinous criminals of yesteryear would have even made the front page today. Okay, I have to wonder where you're getting this. I mean, bank robbers who don't kill anyone at least top the Metro section. I'd expect robbery/murder teams to at least wind up near the top. Oh,...
by Wanderwolf
Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:15 am
Forum: NPC
Topic: My house, my rules. (RHJunior no longer mod)
Replies: 37
Views: 12712

An additional reply, Steltek: Yes, any moderator behaving in such a manner would be de-modded.
by Wanderwolf
Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: NPC
Topic: More guns= less crime?
Replies: 32
Views: 10743

Furthermore, if poverty caused crime, the history of the Great Depression would have been one of bloody anarchy. It was demonstrably not. If anything, the people of that generation were of far better fibre than the "poor" of today.... who get fat on food stamps, live in free government houses, and ...
by Wanderwolf
Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: NPC
Topic: Undead; True or Misidentified?
Replies: 29
Views: 10864

Horsepucky. Vampire legends come from all over the world, and predate Christianity by centuries. Vulnerability to sunlight, running water, bestial forms and powers, and (depending on the legends) symbols of the local theology are all features predating christendom as well. Other details of the lege...
by Wanderwolf
Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:50 am
Forum: NPC
Topic: A child.
Replies: 33
Views: 12045

No problem. And FYI, now's a good time to get back into GURPS, ever since 4th edition came out... Grrr... edited typo, edited getting your name wrong... Unfortunately, you're talking to someone whose childhood home is turning into a money pit, and who only makes $8/hour since he moved to a better-p...
by Wanderwolf
Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:03 am
Forum: Under the Lemon Tree
Topic: You're jerking my chain
Replies: 55
Views: 16767

Oh, it gets better... See, the Dutch traders that bought Manhattan Island arrived in early winter. The tribe they found there liked the early-winter fishing, you see. But since the Dutch traders didn't know that, they paid $50 for some shoreline property, and were required to take Manhattan Island a...
by Wanderwolf
Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Can God add (Numbers 3)?
Replies: 23
Views: 8059

As for Noah, there appears to have been more than one Ark; almost every culture has a flood story. Numbers, interestingly enough, finds its flaw in Letters; specifically, Hebrew letters, which were also used as numbers. It's generally supposed that one letter was accidentally changed; not bad, over ...
by Wanderwolf
Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: More guns= less crime?
Replies: 32
Views: 10743

To be entirely fair, it's not (just) Toronto's stats that are a little cooked. The problem "down here" is classifying crimes. For instance, the "murder" stat is more correctly broken down into "murder and homicide"; any crime in which someone dies tends to get placed there. Bank robbers ran over a s...
by Wanderwolf
Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: A child.
Replies: 33
Views: 12045

The title of that exhibit is 'The Kings of the Seven Villages" Not "The Seven Kings of the Villages". Ack! My bad! I guess I was rather "fuzzed" from hunger (supper time) and the Holidays. You have to wonder how long ago these people got through the Mistwall. Long enough that there was no Mistwall ...
by Wanderwolf
Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: Under the Lemon Tree
Topic: And NOW you KNOW
Replies: 13
Views: 4978

Re: And NOW you KNOW

I can see how the Fool's Garden song fits Ben in the beginning, though. Very interesting. I'm not sure I entirely get the song (for the most part I do; I just don't see... why they used the image of a lemon tree, or how the use of that image, that kind of tree, connects to the point of the song), b...
by Wanderwolf
Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:46 am
Forum: NPC
Topic: More guns= less crime?
Replies: 32
Views: 10743

Ah, excellent, then by extrapolating your logic, then firearms presence must not encourage crime as well. I agree, then, banning personal ownership is irrelevant! People will still commit violent crimes, stabbing, brutalizing, beating, raping, etc... Bingo! Somebody finally noticed that the sword o...
by Wanderwolf
Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:13 am
Forum: Under the Lemon Tree
Topic: You're jerking my chain
Replies: 55
Views: 16767

Answering a few points: Spot on, Skip. "Sacred ground" and "burial ground" are two different things. Snake Mound in OH, for instance, has no associated burial, although it is a sacred earthwork. Sharuuk is right: Wiccans don't have anything to do with "ancient burial grounds". A Wiccan coven can hol...
by Wanderwolf
Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:56 am
Forum: Under the Lemon Tree
Topic: I wonder if Ben has these problems on game night?
Replies: 20
Views: 7439

Y'know, that's actually an option in the computer version of Temple of Elemental Evil... join the drinking contest and you get to loot everybody who drank themselves under the table before your leader passed out himself. I just don't get why entering meant my paladin had transgressed. Who says a LG...
by Wanderwolf
Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Undead; True or Misidentified?
Replies: 29
Views: 10864

Re: Undead; True or Misidentified?

I am curious... Rat Wights, as seen earlier in the story, are they undead or hungry illusions granted form? Wights, by definition, are malevolent spirits that feed on life, and, if these forms of undead exist, must not others as well? What are your thoughts, your opinions? Personally, I'm hoping fo...
by Wanderwolf
Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: A child.
Replies: 33
Views: 12045

#1, Remember the "Lux in the outside world is 1/10th of that in Antilla" bit? That kid grew up in that diminished Lux zone all his life, and his Lux-using skills are used to very low Lux conditions. In Lux-rich Antilla, he's now got more power then he knows what to do with it. This is something act...
by Wanderwolf
Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: Nip and Tuck
Topic: Yeeeeeeee haaaaaaaaaaaw
Replies: 52
Views: 16235

<sigh> Would you people quit trying to find an implied subtext in my posts? Please? I don't do subtexts, whether spoken or written. And yet, just a few threads ago you told me that you always seem to post on things assuming that others see it from your perspective and thus miss points and issues th...
by Wanderwolf
Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: Under the Lemon Tree
Topic: I wonder if Ben has these problems on game night?
Replies: 20
Views: 7439

Kerry Skydancer wrote:#783 seems a bit stodgy. Why not?
Mostly because not everyone likes that bad a pun in the character name. I mean, "Mortal Wombat"? "Dalai Llama"? "Boom Orang"?

Trust me on this one.;)

Yours truly,

The wolfish,

Wanderer