[wow] you can tell I've not checked this topic for a while what with things happening :d.
@aaron, about crazy party, what happens is once you defeat all the gyms you fight the grand council, this is a gym round with six battles not three. Once that is done you can go to the rewards room and unlock the six battle mode. This lets you play online battle matches against others with six battle rounds just like the council.
The council is also good because you can earn 10 card per victory rather than just rhee, can test your deck against a varied type of enemy, and also you get a gem for completing it too.
Myself, I'm at the moment trying to unlock all the cards, though it's nearly done.
@Nightshade congrats, also hope things aren't tooooo! crazy. Recently one of mrs. Dark's best friends has a son who is now approaching two years old, and a couple I know very well (the gm of our rp group and his wife), have a son who is near the same age and both are in dire streights, I dread to think how it works with more kids .
Then again I confess that while I love babies and find them easy to deal with the sort not quite animals, not quite people stage between 18 months and the time child achieves rationality is not one I've ever been comfortable with .
It's ironic most people (and a lot of men), tend to be the other way around. Babies I find easy (once your familiar with looking after a puppy the principles are rathe rsimilar), but kids no. So you definitely have my admiration on that score.
Love the oraura bit, is that because you hope she'll emulate sleeping beauty? .
right now my lady and I are reading together "rescuing the bible from fundamentalism" by bishop John Shelby spong (yes spong!).
It's nice for me to read a crytical book which is not written by a rabbid atheist but does acknolidge some of the serious problems with literalism, also nice to read an interlectual book which is not! about my thesis.
It's actually a subject that bothers my lady given she has relatives who are rather of a loopy conservative persuasion, though we have occasionally been taking breaks from that to do things like watch the starwars prequals. The phantom menace my lady did not like, but then again that's possibly the worst of the films ---- or maybe counting rogue 1 indeed one thing I notice with the prequals is that even though they're very rough and no where near good as the originals, at least they don't feel flat the way that the recent films have.
Oh well, we'll see what starwars 8 has to offer later this year.
As to other things well a lot is going on. My lady and I be singing in a live film score playing someone has written for one of the first sf films ever written, journey to the moon from 1927 which is being shown. it's threw a theatre near my parents and should be fun, we're also auditioning for parts in pirates of penzance soon enough, though whether that will work I don't know.
Othwrise basically it's usuall things.
I'm still reading david eddings, and finding them lots of fun.
games wise, I'm actually finding I am etting well into muds at the moment. Aardwolf is fun for a bit of monster bashing, but I'm enjoying 4dimentions, particularly because the developers are quite responsive to comments about in game problems with quests etc, indeed I'd recommend it to anyone who is looking for a mud not all about combat.
I also want to get back to cosmic rage, though right now my ship is stuck and I can't get it to stop recharging d.
So lots of stuff happening, or at least it soon will be.
With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)