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Posted Lobita on 29 May 2015 - 08:21 PM
After my last fanart doodles were well-received, I figured I'd make another little comic inspired by AC:CS.
Hope you like. xD
Posted Dikiyoba on 14 October 2013 - 08:05 PM
Triumph, that is the worst post ever written in the entire history of human existence. If ten million monkeys hammered away at typewriters for an eternity, they still couldn't produce a post so terribly, horrifyingly, gut-wrenchingly, vomit-inducingly awful. Reading that post made my eyes bleed so severely that I passed out and eventually died from blood loss. And then I died two more times because the sheer stupidity of that post made my brain melt and head explode. Writing that post makes you more evil than Satan, Hitler, and Cruella de Vil combined. Triumph, you should be so ashamed that you should crawl into a snake hibernaculum and never, ever come out again.
Dikiyoba could spend weeks detailing all the ways that post is a lexical, intellectual, aesthetic, personal, moral, cultural, financial, anatomical, and equilateral failure, but the awfulness of that post just broke Dikiyoba's computer into a billion fiery pieces.
Posted nikki. on 08 September 2013 - 03:54 PM
Now, my memories of that time are really clear. There was a lot was going on around me and I soaked a lot of it up, including playing video games. I have some really vivid memories of SW games, but I was never able to place them chronologically. Likewise, I knew that I didn't join these forums upon finding the games, but I always assumed it was just a few months later. It wasn't really that big a deal anyway - I had the games, and I had the community.
Earlier this year though, I sat down and really thought about my involvement here; my time in the community. I thought about what I had wanted from it, or expected to find, or even just hoped I'd see here, 10 years ago. I thought about what I'd offered in return, and the friendships I'd made, and then, in the singular way that strong memories rise unbidden, I was in my parent's bedroom in a house I used to live in, around 12 years ago. My brothers and I all shared a room at this time, which obviously made space somewhat tight, and so my old 486 computer (which had been given to our family as a gift and had been passed down to me after a nicer computer was bought) had to stay in my parent's bedroom because that was where it would fit. Anyway, there I was, sitting on a mattress on the floor (money was tight, and beds were expensive), craning my head up to see the monitor, worrying I was creasing up the bed, and that my shuffling around was bunching up the duvet inside the cover. I wasn't worrying too much, however, because on-screen I was in Shadowvale, just before the Ruined Hall. As my memory went on, I remembered the sounds, and reading the item descriptions, and exploring each nook of the map. The sun was shining through the window on to me and the sounds of the game transported me away from our much-too-small house, the stress of the move there (that had jumped on me from nowhere and tore us all away from our home), and a whole slew of other, more personal things, and I remembered being happy.
That was in 2001. I know I didn't join this community until two years had passed, but even then I remembered how I hoped that the other people who had played this game - I was sure there had to be some - would have appreciated the sense of escape Nethergate (and Exile!) had brought. I wanted to share every detail of Nethergate with them, and discuss it and continue to be lost within it forever. Nethergate has always had a special place in my heart, even more so than Exile, and I think I finally remembered why.
So that was how I started down the path to where I am now. Ten years ago today, I joined this community in the hopes of finding interesting, like-minded people who might have had similar lives to me - or, at the very least who appreciated the feelings I held for these games, and I succeeded. My time here has hasn't always been bliss, and my life in the Real World has changed pretty dramatically too, but I count myself lucky to have been a part of this place for a whole decade. You're all awesome people, and I've enjoyed almost every minute.
Thanks for sticking with me, and here's to the future!
Posted Department of Homeopathic Warfare on 27 May 2015 - 09:45 PM
Most recently, I've taken my first steps towards the goal of letters after my name and gotten my M.D. Residency follows, and maybe a few more letters eventually!
—Alorael, who gives up his cloak of secrecy on repeated urging from the aforementioned spouse. Also maybe as a required professional disclosure. He's not entirely clear on the legal issues.
Posted *i on 27 December 2013 - 12:35 PM
Don't see what's so confusing about it.
Posted Department of Homeopathic Warfare on 03 December 2009 - 03:18 PM
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Posted Lobita on 12 July 2015 - 07:10 PM
I am made a set of five postcards, each featuring a different iconic locale in Avernum and the Vahnatai Lands. I'll print three sets- one for me, one for Jeff if he wants it, and one for a random winner through a free giveaway.
!!! RAFFLE ENTRY FORM: https://docs.google....-vmabU/viewform
Deadline to enter: October 21th, 11:00 PM EST
Prize drawing to immediately follow.
Here are the postcard images! I'll be printing these out on nice paper, cutting, and packaging them myself.
I hope you guys are psyched!
Posted Callie on 08 February 2015 - 04:17 PM
Garzahd's fort is ominous. I rush in, blade in hand, and dispatch the warded infernals. Um… did I just kill them with divine fire? Hath hell frozen over? Is the mighty Garzahd taunting me with weaklings? Oh hey! A portal… and eye beasts! Meh. Can you handle six divine fires and three fireblasts? Losers. Oh noes! This Empire dude stole my soul! Six divine retributions! Three arcane blows! Empire dude takes a dirt nap. I regain my soul, kthxbai. Uh-oh, there's a bunch of lava and some gremli… er, I mean imps. 'sokay, I'll just read this book and make them go away.
I'm finally here! *plays O Fortuna* I'd better buff up. Oh, and I'll bring along two haakais, they're totally rad. I am totes ready now.
I meet Garzahd. He's all like, "Come at me bro. I am teh 1337 wizard!" What happened to your face, brah? Let's do spells together and stuff, 'mkay? Woosh! Quib! Kazam! Whoa bro, that is one gnarly cave widow you just summoned, I am totally shakin' in my pants. Uh… is that a cow patty you summoned? Nvm, it's a hortah thingamujiggit.
Then Garzahd's all like, "I am teh ubergeneral. You can haz pointy sword?! Oh noes! My beautiful face!" Cool story bro, don't tell it again. Slow! Daze! Um… I have 10 resistance, and you're like, using spells I learned in high school. Oh hey, lightning. Whatevs, I'll just mass heal. Six divine retributions! Three arcane blows! Poof! Now he's a bunch of pipe ash. Wait, srsly? Man, it took me longer to kill that eye beast in Cotra. Then Rentar-Ihrno's all like, "Yo! Here's a portal, bai."
Garzahd is a noob.
Posted Kelandon on 15 June 2014 - 07:19 AM
They do look pretty delicious, don't they? I'm not sure they would grow in Vahnatai Lands, though.
Posted Department of Homeopathic Warfare on 10 February 2013 - 02:01 PM
—Alorael, who knows it's just a joke (and not a riddle). It's's a very old joke, though, and it hasn't aged well.
Posted Neb on 09 September 2016 - 04:43 PM
Posted sylae on 09 September 2016 - 12:54 PM
Today I'm getting married, to someone from SW, and it wouldn't have happened if it weren't for this lovely webforum and all the people who hang out here.
This is short because I'm already fashionably late, but thanks for the good times, and the good times to come
Posted Lobita on 18 May 2015 - 09:09 PM
Posted Karan S'jet on 02 March 2014 - 08:14 PM
Posted Kelandon on 11 September 2016 - 04:50 PM
I always wanted something that I made to be forced upon unwilling college students, and now it is!
Posted Refugees from Menzoberranzan on 07 February 2016 - 06:39 PM
Exile: A New Hope
Exile II: The Empire Strikes Back
Exile III: Return of the Magi
Avernum 4: The Black Shade Menace
Avernum 5: Attack of the Generic Soldiers
Avernum 6: Revenge of the Slith
Aside from the bizarre appropriateness of the 4th and 6th titles, I note that the general relative opinions of each game and movie also correlate pretty decently. (See, again, A4.) Plus, both original trilogies received an updated rerelease before the second trilogy was released.
Posted nikki. on 08 February 2015 - 06:00 PM
I guess that means we all lose the game.
Posted Dintiradan on 09 April 2014 - 01:29 PM
Posted Lilith on 21 September 2013 - 02:37 AM
I think the theory was that sarcasm is really dismissive. It talks right past you on purpose, and that says you really don't matter. You can take that as a joke from a peer, but from someone who has actual power over you, it just isn't funny.
wow what a great idea. we should institute a no-sarcasm policy right away
Posted Enraged Slith on 16 September 2013 - 02:54 AM