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Haven => The Asylum! => Topic started by: Petra Rocks on July 12, 2010, 07:06:04 PM

Title: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: Petra Rocks on July 12, 2010, 07:06:04 PM
This is where we all spoil and adore our gorgeous, renowned, favorite and wonderful Queene.  :D You are the bestestestestest Katharina.  :-*
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: dark-daventry on July 12, 2010, 07:13:15 PM
My Queene, how hath you been since we parted? Tis been ages since we last communed. How hath your land been?
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: GoneTooLong on July 12, 2010, 07:27:41 PM
Hark! Yay, verily! Forsooth!
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on July 12, 2010, 09:01:37 PM
This is where we all spoil and adore our gorgeous, renowned, favorite and wonderful Queene.  :D You are the bestestestestest Katharina.  :-*
XD XD :D Thank you so much for making this. :D <3 I love you. :D

I'm claiming the Catherine Palace in Petersburg as my official residence. :D

(http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/staticfiles/NGS/Shared/StaticFiles/Photography/Images/POD/c/catherine-palace-516716-sw.jpg)

Meaning you're all moving to Russia with me until I find a shiny new place with prettier baroque palaces to captivate me for more than a few minutes. :D

Now, a few rules:

The horribly looking Neo-Corinthian columns must be removed immediately. :P I am appointing royal architects for this endeavour. They are to be replaced with gilded vines. :D And it will have clusters of onion-shaped turrets at every corner. :) The interior courtyard will be occupied with an amber fountain onto which the Russian Imperial eagle is inlaid in different colours of amber.

(http://0.tqn.com/d/cruises/1/0/K/s/3/Catherines_Palace_19.JPG)

No one is to mess with the perfect baroque interior on pain of death (this means you, Delling). :P

This is a place for all things linguistic, historical, philosophical and baroque (and gothic, when I'm feeling charitable). :)

(Posted on: 13 July 2010, 04:50:17)


My Queene, how hath you been since we parted? Tis been ages since we last communed. How hath your land been?
Best not to ask. :) It's been a less than wonderful year.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: crayauchtin on July 13, 2010, 03:46:30 AM
Epic palace. I approve.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on July 13, 2010, 10:34:51 AM
No one is to mess with the perfect baroque interior on pain of death (this means you, Delling). :P

I saw that coming as soon as you announced your choice of residence. ::) XD
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on July 13, 2010, 01:57:36 PM
Since my newest obsession is Eastern Europe/Russia, I think we should talk about Eastern European languages LITHUANIAN. :D

Lithuanian has five numbers and 11 cases, which means there are 55 ways to say each noun and 165 ways to say each adjective. :D Discuss. :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: crayauchtin on July 13, 2010, 03:38:51 PM
I thought English was bad! Ohmigosh!

I predict Lithuanian will be a dead language by the time I take over the world the year 2040! :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: B'rrr on July 13, 2010, 04:57:50 PM
I had a friend once from Lithuania. he was a real ass!

Just thought I'd share  ;)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on July 13, 2010, 05:10:38 PM
"Friend"? :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: B'rrr on July 13, 2010, 06:13:32 PM
Hence the 'had' part of that sentence  :P, knocked up a mutual friend and left her all on her own  :-\
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on July 14, 2010, 12:23:49 PM
*Knocks on the great oak doors with a ceremonial staff*
I humbly beg -- fair majesty, mistress of all things cerebral, and guardian of the trivium, quadrivium and the all-virtuous -- entrance into your renowned and thrice-honoured court.

*Bows*

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Lithuanian has five numbers and 11 cases, which means there are 55 ways to say each noun and 165 ways to say each adjective. Discuss.

Ouch. I'll stick to Old English, thanks. Which, incidentally, has three numbers: one, two, and many. So "ic" is "I", "wit" is "we two", and "we" is "we", for example. The dual number doesn't really extend past pronouns, though.

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Hence the 'had' part of that sentence, knocked up a mutual friend and left her all on her own

Ouch again, sorry to hear that  :-\ He sounds like a real gentleman...
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Haids1987 on July 14, 2010, 12:47:19 PM
Hence the 'had' part of that sentence  :P, knocked up a mutual friend and left her all on her own  :-\
Oh no!  Was he a diety?
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on July 14, 2010, 08:09:29 PM

Ouch. I'll stick to Old English, thanks. Which, incidentally, has three numbers: one, two, and many. So "ic" is "I", "wit" is "we two", and "we" is "we", for example. The dual number doesn't really extend past pronouns, though.
The dual is wonderful. :D I've only come across it once so far in my studies of Greek.  Lithuanian has singular, dual, plural, superplural and indefinite. :)

*Knocks on the great oak doors with a ceremonial staff*
I humbly beg -- fair majesty, mistress of all things cerebral, and guardian of the trivium, quadrivium and the all-virtuous -- entrance into your renowned and thrice-honoured court.
I was very much hoping you would join us. :) Your company would delight and honour me.

(Posted on: 15 July 2010, 04:06:15)


Hence the 'had' part of that sentence  :P, knocked up a mutual friend and left her all on her own  :-\
:( :( You challenged him to a duel, I hope? :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Petra Rocks on July 14, 2010, 11:59:17 PM
*randomly reminds Deloria she's gorgeous. :P*
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on July 15, 2010, 10:42:10 AM

Ouch. I'll stick to Old English, thanks. Which, incidentally, has three numbers: one, two, and many. So "ic" is "I", "wit" is "we two", and "we" is "we", for example. The dual number doesn't really extend past pronouns, though.
The dual is wonderful. :D I've only come across it once so far in my studies of Greek.  Lithuanian has singular, dual, plural, superplural and indefinite. :)

Unfortunately, they hardly use all 5 numbers with all nouns.

The indefinite is entirely syncretic with the singular and is used with words that even we English speakers regard as having indefinite number: who/which, something/someone, and a reflexive pronoun (though I wonder if this list from wikipedia is exhaustive or not).

IIRC, the superplural is used chiefly with a small set of words for the counting of groups of things (which I do find rather cool/useful).
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on July 18, 2010, 09:48:15 PM

Ouch. I'll stick to Old English, thanks. Which, incidentally, has three numbers: one, two, and many. So "ic" is "I", "wit" is "we two", and "we" is "we", for example. The dual number doesn't really extend past pronouns, though.
The dual is wonderful. :D I've only come across it once so far in my studies of Greek.  Lithuanian has singular, dual, plural, superplural and indefinite. :)

Unfortunately, they hardly use all 5 numbers with all nouns.

The indefinite is entirely syncretic with the singular and is used with words that even we English speakers regard as having indefinite number: who/which, something/someone, and a reflexive pronoun (though I wonder if this list from wikipedia is exhaustive or not).

IIRC, the superplural is used chiefly with a small set of words for the counting of groups of things (which I do find rather cool/useful).
*Theoretically*, it's a wonderful language we should be learning. :P I say "we" because I need company if I'm going to tackle something that archaic. :P

(Posted on: 15 July 2010, 21:03:28)


I need to bump this with piccies. :D This is my latest acquisition. :P It is a lemon citrine and the band is sterling. :) The smaller stones surrounding it are hematite.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on July 19, 2010, 05:22:57 AM
 :o I don't know much about jewels but that specimen is achingly beautiful.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: B'rrr on July 19, 2010, 06:33:43 AM
looks clumsy if you have to wear it  :-\
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on July 19, 2010, 07:20:14 AM
Not at all. :)


(Posted on: 19 July 2010, 15:19:13)


:o I don't know much about jewels but that specimen is achingly beautiful.
Thank you. :D :D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: B'rrr on July 19, 2010, 07:56:31 AM
I bet it hurts when you punch someone in the face with it  :-\
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on July 20, 2010, 08:10:24 PM
:o I don't know much about jewels but that specimen is achingly beautiful.
Hypothetically achingly beautiful enough for a May ball? :P

(Posted on: 20 July 2010, 22:10:09)


I bet it hurts when you punch someone in the face with it  :-\
Never tried it. :P I'm not left handed and I had it resized for my left hand (because I usually wear a different one on the right).
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on July 22, 2010, 08:52:31 AM
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Hypothetically achingly beautiful enough for a May ball?
I think so. It's certainly very elegant. Though, I hasten to add, my fashion sense has been severely impaired since birth  ::)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: B'rrr on July 22, 2010, 09:36:01 AM
Now that Deloria is gone for a week we can take over the court... *looks innocent*
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: wilco64256 on July 22, 2010, 09:39:44 AM
Rob I dare you to be sitting on the throne when she comes back in, then we can find out what really does happen when she hits someone in the face.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Jafar on July 22, 2010, 09:44:15 AM
Long Live King Rob! *fanfare*
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on July 22, 2010, 10:17:33 AM
Rob I dare you to be sitting on the throne when she comes back in, then we can find out what really does happen when she hits someone in the face.
I don't hit people who do that. :P I hang, draw and quarter them. :suffer:
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Jafar on July 22, 2010, 10:24:10 AM
Well, his reign was short, but it sure was eventful! :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Haids1987 on July 22, 2010, 12:51:54 PM
*Moans in agony*

Where do you find all this beautiful jewelry?!  I'm so jealous!
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on July 22, 2010, 03:04:51 PM
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I hang, draw and quarter them.
That's how we know this is a civilised court.  ;) Progress is measured by how many ways you can make somebody hurt.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on July 29, 2010, 06:49:29 AM
It's the standard procedure for traitors. He was trying to steal my crown!:(

And having returned from my campaign in France, I can say with complete confidance that they are incapable of ruling themselves, let alone making pwetty baroque interiors. Therefore, they are horrible people who willdie howwibly, howwibly and their only hope is to willingly be annexed by a country who knows how to do baroque properly (Russia or Germany), lest they create something even more monstrous than art deco before acquiring good taste. :P 
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: B'rrr on July 29, 2010, 08:02:49 AM
It's the standard procedure for traitors. He was trying to steal my crown!:(

Did not! or hum, maybe I did... *ponders* welcome back at least!

*snatches crown from Deloria's head, sprints to the throne , sits down and takes a casual pose*

You can draw me now *nods* never had a drawing of myself...  ::) ::)

Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 29, 2010, 08:08:58 AM
And, it's always nice to have another quarter :D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: B'rrr on July 29, 2010, 08:22:05 AM
Well, I figured since I picked the draw shizzle *shifty* there is no need for the hanging nor to quarter me *nods* clearly a drawing of me is punishment enough!

Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on July 29, 2010, 08:22:52 AM
And having returned from my campaign in France, I can say with complete confidance that they are incapable of ruling themselves, let alone making pwetty baroque interiors. Therefore, they are horrible people who willdie howwibly, howwibly and their only hope is to willingly be annexed by a country who knows how to do baroque properly (Russia or Germany), lest they create something even more monstrous than art deco before acquiring good taste. :P  

Hrmm... so French baroque does not meet your tastes... perhaps this is why I am non-plussed by baroque ("If it's not baroque, please don't fix it.")..
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on July 29, 2010, 01:38:07 PM
A warm welcome back for our intrepid queen.

So - now the scout report is in, anyone for a bit of conquest?  :yes:
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: B'rrr on July 29, 2010, 03:18:14 PM
So your queen is also the scout then? *ponders*

I know women are good in multitasking, but this is a bit degrading for a queen imo  ;)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on July 30, 2010, 02:11:37 PM
So your queen is also the scout then? *ponders*

I know women are good in multitasking, but this is a bit degrading for a queen imo  ;)
Well I was actually looking for castles to occupy, but as the French are inept at making baroque interiors *grumbles*, I returned. :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: B'rrr on July 30, 2010, 02:55:38 PM
You promised me to stay out of france castles! they are mine! *sulks*

I am going to do my own interior anyways, so don't mind if they stink or not  ::)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on July 30, 2010, 03:08:49 PM
Pan's Labyrinth is probably the most horrible film I've ever seen. :P I watched it earlier today because I was told it was a 'fun' film. I would like to point out that the words 'fun' or 'amusing' never crossed my mind while watching it. Instead, I now wish to gouge out my eyes because I have a very low gore tolerance. :P

You promised me to stay out of france castles! they are mine! *sulks*

I am going to do my own interior anyways, so don't mind if they stink or not  ::)
Well, then perhaps you can see it as a token of my good grace and nature that I did not occupy them for your prior claim. :P Also, you relinquished all rights when you stole my crown.

(Posted on: 30 July 2010, 23:08:38)


A warm welcome back for our intrepid queen.
Thank you. :D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on July 30, 2010, 03:44:08 PM
As the teller at fault, I extend my apologies. It was three years or more since I last saw the film and I recalled only the fairy tale aspects, not the grim gory war story aspects. (I have to add that I have recently seen worse! If you can believe it... though thankfully, we turned that move off after the first fifteen minutes (which included the gouging out of an eye ::)).)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on July 30, 2010, 05:40:18 PM
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I was told it was a 'fun' film

(http://upload.moldova.org/movie/movies/p/pans_labyrinth/thumbnails/tn2_pans_labyrinth_1.jpg)

Uh... no. Not really.

Well - having said that, I thought it was very enjoyable. But then I do err towards the macabre.

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we turned that move off after the first fifteen minutes (which included the gouging out of an eye)

Shakespeare got there first, ha! Onstage, as well! (Sorry, random moment of Bard fandom.)

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So your queen is also the scout then?

Only a truly noble queen is willing to put herself right on the frontline, serving her citizens to the fullest extent! All hail &c. (And, yes, this knowledge is garnered exclusively from chess.)
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Quote from: darthkiwi on July 29, 2010, 03:38:07 PM
A warm welcome back for our intrepid queen.
Thank you. Cheesy

You are most welcome  :)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on August 01, 2010, 05:29:20 PM
I am happy. :) Reason? HAT. :D

http://s45.photobucket.com/albums/f95/AKB333/?action=view&current=P8011101.jpg

http://s45.photobucket.com/albums/f95/AKB333/?action=view&current=P8011102.jpg

(Posted on: 02 August 2010, 01:12:10)


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Shakespeare got there first, ha! Onstage, as well! (Sorry, random moment of Bard fandom.)

King Lear is not my favourite play. :P In part for this reason. :P

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Only a truly noble queen is willing to put herself right on the frontline, serving her citizens to the fullest extent! All hail &c. (And, yes, this knowledge is garnered exclusively from chess.)
I decided that since Lijar had made peace with France, it couldn't be so very terrible or hostile. :P

Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: snabbott on August 02, 2010, 07:51:40 AM
Nice hat! Though it looks like one of the pictures comes from a mirror universe. :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: B'rrr on August 02, 2010, 08:17:26 AM
yea, i had to look twice if she just swapped the hair and handbag, but then i saw the buildings were different aswell  ;)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on August 02, 2010, 09:05:55 AM
Yes, I hate Irfanview. ::) I accidentally rotated it the wrong way and decided to just flip it upside down rather than pressing the button two more times. ::)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on August 02, 2010, 09:21:59 AM
*likes the way your hair cascades to your shoulder* Very pretty, the beauty of a queene, no? :)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on August 02, 2010, 04:55:01 PM
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I accidentally rotated it the wrong way and just flip it upside down rather than pressing the button two more times.
Ah, I did wonder about that.

The hat is very civilised! It seems the sort of hat people wear to garden parties or to centres of cultural significance. Your flowing autumnal hair complements it nicely - also, I can see why this was your previous avatar:
http://historicromance.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/edmund_blair_leighton_accolade-1.jpg

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King Lear is not my favourite play.
Yay, somebody got the reference!  ;D If you think Lear is bad, you should see Titus Andronicus. "What's that my dear? I can't make out what you're trying to say because your tongue has been cut out. You want to carry my severed hand but both your own hands have been cut off so you'll have to pick it up with your teeth? Why, yes, that would be very helpful, especially since I have my hands full with these severed heads." I am not joking, this is how Act III scene i ends.

And people say Shakespeare is boring...  ::)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Petra Rocks on August 02, 2010, 06:20:40 PM
I am happy. :) Reason? HAT. :D

http://s45.photobucket.com/albums/f95/AKB333/?action=view&current=P8011101.jpg

http://s45.photobucket.com/albums/f95/AKB333/?action=view&current=P8011102.jpg

(Posted on: 02 August 2010, 01:12:10)


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Shakespeare got there first, ha! Onstage, as well! (Sorry, random moment of Bard fandom.)

King Lear is not my favourite play. :P In part for this reason. :P

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Only a truly noble queen is willing to put herself right on the frontline, serving her citizens to the fullest extent! All hail &c. (And, yes, this knowledge is garnered exclusively from chess.)
I decided that since Lijar had made peace with France, it couldn't be so very terrible or hostile. :P


Milady looks gorgeous as always. <3
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on August 02, 2010, 07:03:31 PM
Reading macabre plays shall be a wonderful outlet for my misanthropy and stabby tendencies. :D

The hat is very civilised! It seems the sort of hat people wear to garden parties or to centres of cultural significance.
Oddly enough, she is a member of the Royal Horticultural Society, but it was not a garden party. :P And thank you. :)  
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on August 05, 2010, 06:43:45 AM
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Reading macabre plays shall be a wonderful outlet for my misanthropy and stabby tendencies.
That's the spirit! You can kill as many people as you like as long as it's fictional!

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Oddly enough, she is a member of the Royal Horticultural Society, but it was not a garden party.
Ah, so the person in the picture isn't you?  :!Oops: In that case, my hair comment makes no sense at all.

On the other hand, I did finally get a chance to use the :!Oops: smiley, so it's swings and roundabouts.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on August 05, 2010, 07:03:42 AM
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Oddly enough, she is a member of the Royal Horticultural Society, but it was not a garden party.
Ah, so the person in the picture isn't you?  :!Oops: In that case, my hair comment makes no sense at all.

On the other hand, I did finally get a chance to use the :!Oops: smiley, so it's swings and roundabouts.
No, no... the person pictured is indeed regina nostra, our queene. :yes: I believe she is referring to the person whom she was visiting.

And thus I am forced to... *steals darthkiwi's Oops! sign and runs away* :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on August 05, 2010, 08:46:11 AM
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Oddly enough, she is a member of the Royal Horticultural Society, but it was not a garden party.
Ah, so the person in the picture isn't you?  :!Oops: In that case, my hair comment makes no sense at all.

On the other hand, I did finally get a chance to use the :!Oops: smiley, so it's swings and roundabouts.
No, no... the person pictured is indeed regina nostra, our queene. :yes: I believe she is referring to the person whom she was visiting.

And thus I am forced to... *steals darthkiwi's Oops! sign and runs away* :P
Yeah....http://www.fmylife.com/miscellaneous/12120834

(Posted on: 05 August 2010, 16:24:19)


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Brandon: sees your post in your court thread
does that mean I'm under arrest? :X
me: XD XD
Of course not. :P
Just pointing out that it might not be a good idea. :P
Brandon: aww... was looking forward to being arrested I can go down for "crimes against the empire"
me: XD XD XD
Brandon: and that's just an awesome charge to have on your record
me: All right. :P
But you'll probably get pardoned. :P
Brandon: oh really?
lowers his voice to a whisper and speaks parenthetically (mais oui... you see, I know the queene...)
me: XD XD
Doesn't everyone say that? :P
Brandon: say what? that they know the queene?
me: Yes. :P
Brandon: hmph... well, I know her better than they :P
it will be very embarrassing for your forces when they present me before you for sentencing :P

*has Delling arrested*
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on August 05, 2010, 12:35:54 PM
No, not the Oops sign! I need that to make mistakes!  :P

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No, no... the person pictured is indeed regina nostra, our queene. Yes I believe she is referring to the person whom she was visiting.
Ah, thank you. Misunderstanding contained and nullified!
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: crayauchtin on August 06, 2010, 10:24:39 AM
Ah, thank you. Misunderstanding contained and nullified!
*fires misunderstanding nullification ray*

....what? What's the point if we can't have some special effects??
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on August 06, 2010, 10:33:23 AM
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*fires misunderstanding nullification ray*

Not in the court, please! You've got scorch-marks everywhere from all that informative exposition! We'll have to get the super-fancy blindingly-gilt baroque interior decorators in again!
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: crayauchtin on August 06, 2010, 11:18:52 AM
I don't know, I think the scorch marks add a nice touch. They give the place a sort of "lived in" feel. :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on August 07, 2010, 06:19:51 AM
[It is the 30th of December, 1170 AD. Scene: Interior, Canterbury Cathedral. There are two clerics here.]

CLERIC 1: Well... that's that, then.

CLERIC 2: Poor Archbishop Becket... To end like that... All over the walls and floor, too...

CLERIC 1: We really should clean his blood off the stones of this holy cathedral, where hundreds of people kneel and worship each day.

CLERIC 2: I think the blood gives it a sort of... you know, lived in feel. Cosy.  ;)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on August 08, 2010, 06:26:44 AM
[An hour before that]

<enter two drunken knights>

King Henry II: *sighs* WHO WILL RID ME OF THIS TURBULENT PRIEST?

<exit two drunken knights>


(Posted on: 07 August 2010, 18:22:29)


I want this. :P http://www.sothebys.com/app/ecatalogue/ecat.do?dispatch=displayImageViewer&lot_id=159536287&SIZE=smaller Badly. :P Why did no one tell me the Romanov crown jewels were being sold on Southeby's in 2007? *pouts*
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on August 17, 2010, 05:07:48 PM
Yay, you got the obscure reference!  ;D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on September 10, 2010, 11:15:00 AM
My dear Hellenika:
Cara Graeca:

I like you. No, I really do. I love your dual and the way you sound and your very pretty alphabet and your genitive absolute and a very masochistic part of me even likes your verbs. And you have a very nice third declension. I know I don't pay you as much attention as I should and I'm deeply sorry if I occasionally stab your participles; it's nothing personal. BUT today I saw you do something absolutely unforgivable.

"Kai tetrakosias egen ep' autous naus oplitwn peplepwmenas."

Now, I ask you Hellenika, WHY? Why did you insist on wasting my precious time when you could simply oh, I don't know, put the *entire* AO in one place!!! >:(

Now, unless I'm missing something very obvious and there is something else (besides oplitwn) of which there are tetrakosioi, I am going to call you sadistic and be infuriated at your inability to do what normal languages do, namely have *normal* sentence structure and not chop up their objects and sprinkle them liberally around the clause as they would with a saltshaker. I miss Latin. I love Latin. :( You're nothing like Latin. :( I'm so glad they stopped speaking you and constructed a wonderful, beautiful, irresistible, LESS IRREGULAR language instead. :P No, I'm not passive aggressive. I just want an apology from you for having wasted ten minutes of my precious life actually making me translate a sentence you are clearly incapable of properly constructing. I also spent all day infuriated at you and promptly wrote this upon coming home. *glares at Hellenika*
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on September 11, 2010, 06:14:07 PM
*Language-fixing hugs*

I'm sorry that objects aren't always sensibly packaged.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on September 13, 2010, 09:27:31 AM
Ah! Yes. The infamous "we have declensions so we can get away with open phrases" effect! Don't worry: as declensions die, open phrases become impossible. :P

You see a closed phrase has this sensible structure that everyone everywhere knows and has experience with. It's the phraseological equivalent of "I hit the ball." Only since it's just phrases, it's things like "of the door", "to the wall", "nailed to the wall", and "an example of a particularly juicy closed phrase", etc. All the modifiers are neatly clustered together with the phrases head word.

But, now, throw in declension and concord, and well, provided things are mostly of different number and function, etc., your modifiers can appear wherever they darn well please, otherwise known as an open phrase structure. The Greeks, being Greek, thought this a fantastic idea. Even the simplest of sentences will have subjects at one end with the adjectives modifying them at the other. ::)

EDIT: why did that sentence just end!?
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on September 13, 2010, 03:41:58 PM
Don't worry: as declensions die, open phrases become impossible. :P
This isn't comforting. :P I *like* declension. I just also like being able to translate a sentence without tearing my hair out or feeling utterly incompetent. Also, why? XP Attributes should be near the nouns they modify. :P

Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on September 14, 2010, 02:31:32 AM
Don't worry: as declensions die, open phrases become impossible. :P
This isn't comforting. :P I *like* declension. I just also like being able to translate a sentence without tearing my hair out or feeling utterly incompetent. Also, why? XP Attributes should be near the nouns they modify. :P

I figured it wouldn't be all that comforting. :P As for attributes being close to their nouns, well, open phrases permit a nice "I'll tell you later" effect that is impossible in languages wherein all the info has to be neatly corralled next to the thing to which it actually corresponds. ;P

To be fair, technically, the English verb phrase is often constructed as an open phrase (adverbs ending up at either end of the sentence with that verby guy stuck neatly in the middle).
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on September 30, 2010, 02:27:45 PM
I spent five of the best days of my life in the UK and came home yesterday. :P While there I inflicted myself upon Darthkiwi, also now known as Jamie or the most wonderful, intelligent, irresistible person I've ever met and we are now what might be called an "item" (we're using that term because it sounds civilised :D). I am now hopelessly infatuated and far happier than I've ever been before. ;D

(http://s976.photobucket.com/albums/ae248/darthkiwi/Katharina/?action-view&current=P1010120.jpg)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on September 30, 2010, 02:41:42 PM
I'm not sure if "inflicted" is quite the right term to use, and I'm not sure if I deserve all those compliments, but those five days were also five of the best days of my life too  :P I'll try not to get too soppy in public but Deloria (or Katharina, as she is known in RL) is a wonderful and amazing person who adores turrets, grammar, old languages and Baroque furnishings  :D She is incredible in every way and we aim to stay together for a very long time  ;) Personally, I am over the moon  ;D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on September 30, 2010, 02:45:27 PM
I'm not sure if "inflicted" is quite the right term to use, and I'm not sure if I deserve all those compliments, but those five days were also five of the best days of my life too  :P I'll try not to get too soppy in public but Deloria (or Katharina, as she is known in RL) is a wonderful and amazing person who adores turrets, grammar, old languages and Baroque furnishings  :D She is incredible in every way and we aim to stay together for a very long time  ;) Personally, I am over the moon  ;D
I like getting soppy in public! :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on September 30, 2010, 02:58:21 PM
 ;D Okay, but I think I already crossed the line of soppiness  ;)

*He stoopeth before the Queene and seeketh forgivenesse of her Highe Majestie*
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: snabbott on September 30, 2010, 05:03:52 PM
Awwww! :love:
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Haids1987 on September 30, 2010, 05:36:45 PM
*Sniff*Sniff*

Is that another TSL wedding I smell?  ;D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: kindofdoon on September 30, 2010, 05:38:53 PM
I was thinking the same thing...
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on October 01, 2010, 09:20:06 AM
We don't want to rush into that just yet  ;) I've not finished university and it's a few years until Katharina will start. But we have lots of time and are emotionally inseparable, so just wait and see  :D

Also, Katharina very kindly got me a birthday present for when she visited: I am now the proud owner of a SWISS FOB WATCH!!!  ;D Seriously, there is nothing she could have got me that would have been more brilliant  :D Sadly I have no camera so can't show you a picture :(
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on October 01, 2010, 09:26:34 AM
re: the wedding- forum weddings aren't that serious *gets mobbed* ok, however, the SINGLE MOST FANTASTIC EPISODE OF THE GUILD EVER (http://www.watchtheguild.com/the-guild/the-guild-season-4-episode-11-hostile-takeovers/) came out this week... and it involves an online wedding... sort of...
re: the watch- Nice! ;D

Also, that's one heck of a 100th post! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 01, 2010, 12:20:21 PM
So far the only reason I can come up with to get married in the near future is so that I'll finally be able to wear a tiara, which frankly isn't enough of one. :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: crayauchtin on October 01, 2010, 10:52:23 PM
I'd like to get married as long as I can find a man who lives in Massachusetts, is utterly drop dead, traffic-stopping, neck-breaking gorgeous, hysterical, filthy rich, utterly and forever devoted to pampering me and 35 years old or younger. That's not asking for much, so I'm figuring that I'll be sending out the invitations any day now. :P
(It should be noted that those are only the requirements necessary for a hasty wedding with little-to-no dating prior. :P)

And, of course, we'll have a separate wedding ceremony on the forums.

PS Does anyone remember when I used to predict marriage proposals, including elapsed time until the forum found out afterwards? :P Someone dig up some of those. Maybe I'll make a few while we're on the subject of marriage if anyone would like!
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on October 02, 2010, 06:39:02 AM
Quote
Also, that's one heck of a 100th post!

 :D I didn't notice! That's fantastic! ;D

Yes, the tiara looms large in any future plans we make ;)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 02, 2010, 10:46:21 AM
Marriage has never ranked terribly high on my list of priorities. :P

.

PS Does anyone remember when I used to predict marriage proposals, including elapsed time until the forum found out afterwards? :P Someone dig up some of those. Maybe I'll make a few while we're on the subject of marriage if anyone would like!
I do! :P You did Cat's and Kimmie's I think.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Haids1987 on October 02, 2010, 12:34:49 PM
re: the wedding- forum weddings aren't that serious
What is this madness?  :brrr:
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 02, 2010, 02:07:58 PM
re: the wedding- forum weddings aren't that serious
What is this madness?  :brrr:
They're serious if they open Chamber for them. :D

(Posted on: 02 October 2010, 20:41:13)


Actually, on that note, I did dream of getting married in Sissi's coronation gown yesterday. XD That was fun. :D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: crayauchtin on October 02, 2010, 04:48:09 PM
I do! :P You did Cat's and Kimmie's I think.
Didn't I also do one for Yonkey? :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on October 02, 2010, 05:53:37 PM
re: the wedding- forum weddings aren't that serious
What is this madness?  :brrr:
Trela... trela... hade esti Sparta!!

re: the wedding- forum weddings aren't that serious
What is this madness?  :brrr:

They're serious if they open Chamber for them. :D

(Posted on: 02 October 2010, 20:41:13)


Actually, on that note, I did dream of getting married in Sissi's coronation gown yesterday. XD That was fun. :D
How odd... I dreamt (last week actually) that I was free-running through train stations in Europe with my friend Paul and Seth Green (I've no idea how my friend got in there, but Seth Green was there because I had been watching Geeky Gamer Girls (http://www.break.com/break-originals/other-funny-stuff/geek-and-gamer-girls-anthem) earlier that day ::) ...I think the free-running was there b/c it was mentioned that my roommate's boyfriend used to do free-running and the train stations were likely due to my recent travels).
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on October 03, 2010, 02:52:12 PM
Quote
I did dream of getting married in Sissi's coronation gown yesterday.
THIS is why I love you  :D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 03, 2010, 06:00:05 PM
I had a "I *desperately* want this" moment earlier today while on the phone. :P
(http://www.historicalstockphotos.com/images/xsmall/9_bedroom_interior_of_marie_antoinette.jpg)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on October 04, 2010, 06:45:42 AM
Well, you know my opinion of baroque... but that... that is... iontach! That is baroque done right.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on October 04, 2010, 08:19:19 AM
 :o Look at the walls! And the chairs! And the ceiling! And the bed! And the picture above the door! :D

I love how your court is this conglomeration of all the best, most ornate pieces of Baroque you can find ;)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: crayauchtin on October 04, 2010, 10:59:48 AM
You know what they say.... if it's not Baroque, don't fix it!!  :rofl:
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 04, 2010, 12:15:26 PM
Well, you know my opinion of baroque...
Yes. :P And you know I will change your opinion of baroque. :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on October 05, 2010, 03:45:01 AM
Well, you know my opinion of baroque...
Yes. :P And you know I will change your opinion of baroque. :P

Yeah, I'd say you've made a good start... still... it can't top the Duomo di Milano. ;P (but then what could? (without being terribly uncomfortable--all those spires, you know))

You know what they say.... if it's not Baroque, don't fix it!!  :rofl:
On that note, I was thinking the other day that this verb form--baroque, baroquen--needs a simple past by ab laut... something like baréque ;P (and also on THAT note... I just learned how to add accents aigues to letters on the Mac keyboard! :D FEAR THE MIGHTY POWER OF EUROPEAN KEYBOARDS!!! F E A R  I T ! ! ! (seriously, you aren't fearing it enough... :P))... ... yes... anyway, thoughts?
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: crayauchtin on October 06, 2010, 07:24:18 AM
HOW DO YOU ADD ACCENTS ON A MAC KEYBOARD??????

.....I mean... I'm a calm and rational human being.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: kindofdoon on October 06, 2010, 07:47:37 AM
You can do most accents with the option/alt key. For example, for the french "to study", you would hold option+e then press e, and finish the word, yielding "étudier".
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on October 13, 2010, 08:13:14 AM
HOW DO YOU ADD ACCENTS ON A MAC KEYBOARD??????

.....I mean... I'm a calm and rational human being.
You can do most accents with the option/alt key. For example, for the french "to study", you would hold option+e then press e, and finish the word, yielding "étudier".

While you're trying that out, try out alt + the rest of the keyboard. :D *would demonstrate but is on his laptop*
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: crayauchtin on October 13, 2010, 12:54:46 PM
Like....

éáúó XD

œå∑´®†¥¨ˆøπåß∂ƒ©˙∆˚¬Ω≈ç√∫˜µ≤≥÷æ…¡™£¢∞§¶•ªº≠

HA! I'm a keyboard genius!!

er... I mean... thanks guys!
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on October 13, 2010, 03:31:27 PM
´¨ˆ˜˚-I believe those four characters also act like alt+e in that you can combine them with vowels. :P Have fun! Also, there should be one for the accent going the other way.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 14, 2010, 11:17:10 AM
Today's life lesson: Don't take 500mg of vicodin when the most you've taken at once has been 20mg. So dizzy and hyper-acoustic. XP
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: waltzdancing on October 14, 2010, 11:18:01 AM
I hope you feel better.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 14, 2010, 11:55:16 AM
Thanks. I had a huge fight with my mother and she spontaneously decided to cut me out of her will and I was pretty distressed so I forgot to take my medication the next morning.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on October 14, 2010, 03:16:03 PM
*hugs the pain away*

*realises that this is not standard medical practice and is not very useful*

*keeps hugging anyway*
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: snabbott on October 14, 2010, 04:05:11 PM
Sorry - I hope you are able to make up with your mother. :(
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 15, 2010, 12:12:05 PM
She's decided to reinstate me. ::) I still don't know what I did or said.

Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: snabbott on October 15, 2010, 01:00:23 PM
Glad to hear it. :) Sometimes people say things they don't mean when they are upset.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 15, 2010, 01:43:46 PM
In this case I think it may have been pity after hearing me scream in agony for two days. :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: snabbott on October 19, 2010, 03:27:44 PM
In this case I think it may have been pity after hearing me scream in agony for two days. :P
I wish your pain would go away. :'(
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 20, 2010, 01:00:19 PM
Aww, thank you. :) In truth, it's much, much better than it was last June before my second operation, so I'm only in agony whenever I am late with my medication or I go off it every three months. :)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on October 20, 2010, 01:44:00 PM
I hope they can find a way to stop it for good, though. Infrequent, scream-inducing agony is still scream-inducing agony. :'(

*Anti-pain hugs*
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 21, 2010, 12:31:16 PM
Fortunately, I have an amazing boyfriend who manages to cheer me up even when I'm in agony. :) <3
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: snabbott on October 21, 2010, 01:11:23 PM
I'm glad. :D
Did you mention what the cause was? I don't remember. (Or was it something you'd rather not share?)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 21, 2010, 02:36:40 PM
After a year in and out of hospitals, no fewer than six separate diagnoses and two operations, we have concluded that it is probably an adverse reaction to the Gardasil vaccine. :P As long as I stay on the pill I shouldn't have any more cysts or pain, the problem being that if I start begging my mother for cyanide if I'm even an hour or two late in taking it or whenever I go off it (which is once every three months).
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: snabbott on October 21, 2010, 04:42:25 PM
Ohhh - ovarian cycst can be nasty. My sister has had issues with them for years. :( I do hope they can figure something out. :-\
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 22, 2010, 01:32:26 PM
Well, cysts are the worst of it, but not really the only symptom. :-\ Still, I'm much better than I was a few months ago. :)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on October 23, 2010, 06:05:10 AM
I'm glad I can make you feel better. <3

*More anti-pain hugs*

I know you're not in pain right now, but you can store the hugs for later ;)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 26, 2010, 05:58:45 AM
I'm about to start writing an essay on literary salons. :D This makes me very happy. :D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on October 26, 2010, 09:17:50 AM
Yaaay! Salonage! :D

We must get you a perriwig ;)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 26, 2010, 09:38:22 AM
I agree. :D But no ships. :P
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_LCVZWFAEodk/TAZmE_ugO4I/AAAAAAAAUYw/hVXxoKksBf0/s1600/marie+antoinette+ship.jpg)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: crayauchtin on October 26, 2010, 10:35:33 PM
I agree. :D But no ships. :P
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_LCVZWFAEodk/TAZmE_ugO4I/AAAAAAAAUYw/hVXxoKksBf0/s1600/marie+antoinette+ship.jpg)
Awwww, I was going to have my stylist do that to my hair on Friday!! It's not original?? Now what will I do for the weekend?? :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: snabbott on October 26, 2010, 10:37:08 PM
I'm sure you'll think of something. ::)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on October 27, 2010, 10:01:04 AM
Try a castle maybe? I hear the Duomo di Milano's been done. :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 31, 2010, 10:57:04 AM
In more good news, I no longer have to get married to wear shiny hair ornaments (and thus have a fulfilling and happy life :P). :D :D :D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on October 31, 2010, 04:00:31 PM
XD

Have they repealed the tiara law? (Not that it was technically a law.) Or is this an alternative source of headgear? ;)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 31, 2010, 05:05:38 PM
No, but there are other kinds of shiny headgear which have no such silly rules. :D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Haids1987 on October 31, 2010, 06:04:10 PM
Show us! :D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on February 07, 2011, 01:24:47 PM
I will in two weeks when I get it. :D :D It's not finished yet. :D

(Posted on: 01 November 2010, 10:02:55)


http://dnghu.org/indoeuropean.html

I've found a way to entertain myself for hours! :D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Haids1987 on February 07, 2011, 05:36:39 PM
 :stars:

I believe Delling will appreciate that. ;)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on February 08, 2011, 04:50:30 AM
It's like a TV tropes site for linguists! :D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on February 10, 2011, 11:21:55 AM
Oh, where to begin?

<rant> Ok, ekplettw and ekplettomai are the same verb. One is transitive, the other is not. One is active, one is passive. I see that. I really do. Everyone sees that. That isn't the problem. *takes a deep breath* THE PROBLEM IS THAT IF THEY'RE THE SAME VERB, THEY SHOULD ALSO HAVE THE SAME BLEEDING AORIST STEM!!!!!!!!!! Rationally, I *know* that "TT" is gutteral and that, because it is gutteral, it's going to morph into a xi in the future stem. That is fine! That is absolutely fine because it does it in the active too! You can't have one of them have a strong aorist and not the other especially if they're different stems!! I will it to be exeplexa and exeplechthen/exeplachten instead of exeplexa and exeplagen! I will it! </rant>

I'm going to my room. I'm going to do atrocious things to Hellenika. When I return, the world will make sense. :)

(Posted on: 08 February 2011, 16:11:35)


I was at a library today. :P I arrived there, only to be told that all the books relating to classicism had been moved to another one two streets over. :P So I went to that one. Their "system" involved having all the bookcases pressed together, with cranks attached to random ones. The bookcases were also all on rails. Now, in order to actually prise the bookcases apart and to find the things you wanted, you had to move at least four bookcases. However, you couldn't move three in the same row because every third one had no crank. This meant that you had to carefully calculate which bookcases to move and only then could you actually make it down the aisle to see if it was the right one. XD It was very eventful and frustrating. :P I think they're trying to keep learning exclusive to smart people, even if they do claim it's to save space. :P 
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: snabbott on February 10, 2011, 11:37:09 AM
The library at the university I attended had something like that for old periodicals. It sounds like theirs was better designed, though. The bookcases had buttons on them, and when you pressed the button, all of the shelves automatically moved to let you in. They also had weight sensors between the bookcases to prevent squishing of patrons. :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on February 24, 2011, 03:21:24 PM
So I went to the theatre with my Greek class (one other person) tonight. :P We saw Medea, which was fantastic. And while it was wonderful, people who have never had anything bad happen to them can't portray being utterly destroyed in a realistic way. :-\ Though people who have experienced that kind of horror and loss generally aren't in a place in their lives where they can be professional actors or professional much of anything. :P It was somewhat disappointing, even though there could be no doubt that she was an amazing actress. On the whole, it was a fabulous evening though and I got to wear a pretty dress. :D Who else has been recently? :)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on February 28, 2011, 07:16:19 AM
I was at a library today. :P I arrived there, only to be told that all the books relating to classicism had been moved to another one two streets over. :P So I went to that one. Their "system" involved having all the bookcases pressed together, with cranks attached to random ones. The bookcases were also all on rails. Now, in order to actually prise the bookcases apart and to find the things you wanted, you had to move at least four bookcases. However, you couldn't move three in the same row because every third one had no crank. This meant that you had to carefully calculate which bookcases to move and only then could you actually make it down the aisle to see if it was the right one. XD It was very eventful and frustrating. :P I think they're trying to keep learning exclusive to smart people, even if they do claim it's to save space. :P 
:D That sounds like such an awesome system! :D (Provided that the shelves were labelled or ordered in some way... Mon Dieu, though, imagine how much worse it is there when someone puts a book back in the WRONG PLACE! >:()


So I went to the theatre with my Greek class (one other person) tonight. :P We saw Medea, which was fantastic. And while it was wonderful, people who have never had anything bad happen to them can't portray being utterly destroyed in a realistic way. :-\ Though people who have experienced that kind of horror and loss generally aren't in a place in their lives where they can be professional actors or professional much of anything. :P It was somewhat disappointing, even though there could be no doubt that she was an amazing actress. On the whole, it was a fabulous evening though and I got to wear a pretty dress. :D Who else has been recently? :)
XD XD XD (http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090311) I wanna see Medea... I bet it wasn't in the appropriate Greek tho'... such a waste :-\ ;P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on February 28, 2011, 12:53:11 PM
But the interior of the theatre was baroque! :P And the exterior was neo-classical with turrets! :D It completely made up for the language. :yes:
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on March 01, 2011, 05:51:15 AM
I want pics so very much now! :D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on March 01, 2011, 10:08:20 AM
(http://www.else-lasker-schueler-gesellschaft.de/cmsmadesimple/uploads/images/Else/forum/xiii/schauspielhaus/CIMG0119.JPG)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Haids1987 on March 01, 2011, 12:06:57 PM
:o Why don't we have buildings like that in Seattle-ish?
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on March 01, 2011, 03:12:08 PM
It was built in 1892, so there's really no reason the US can't have pretty neo-baroque things. :( I'm sorry you don't. :(

It's actually better at night:

(http://www.nzz.ch/images/schauspielhaus_zuerich_fullSize_1.4456901.1262804866.jpg)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on March 01, 2011, 03:38:33 PM
*WANT*

It's so shiny!! :D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Haids1987 on March 01, 2011, 05:22:37 PM
*Long, drawn-out whine*

Soooooooo beautiful.  Do they gussy it up for Christmas?  I can't imagine it being any more amazing at night than it already is!
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: snabbott on March 01, 2011, 10:00:30 PM
It has its own Wikipedia entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schauspielhaus_Z%C3%BCrich)!
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on March 01, 2011, 11:14:53 PM
*Long, drawn-out whine*

Soooooooo beautiful.  Do they gussy it up for Christmas?  I can't imagine it being any more amazing at night than it already is!
They do! :P Lots of pretty lights. :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Haids1987 on March 02, 2011, 03:01:32 PM
Wow, do you have pictures?
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on March 03, 2011, 04:41:06 PM
Unfortunately not, but I do have an even prettier building! :P This is the opera house in Dresden, a city I'm going to visit next week. :P They recently finished rebuilding it and it's now there in all it's baréque glory. :D

(http://www.semperoper.de/fileadmin/user_upload/start/Aussen-Nacht.jpg)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: snabbott on March 03, 2011, 04:54:41 PM
Pretty! !!!
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on March 03, 2011, 05:05:07 PM
It is, though some things were almost prettier (or at least more breathtaking) as ruins. :P

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/99/Fotothek_df_ps_0000115_002_Zwinger._Ruine_des_Wallpavillons_und_der_n%C3%B6rdlichen_B.jpg)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Haids1987 on March 03, 2011, 05:33:35 PM
*Swoons*

You guys have the best buildings.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: kindofdoon on March 03, 2011, 06:14:26 PM
Excellent picture.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on March 07, 2011, 07:16:50 AM
Unfortunately not, but I do have an even prettier building! :P This is the opera house in Dresden, a city I'm going to visit next week. :P They recently finished rebuilding it and it's now there in all its baroquen glory. :D

(http://www.semperoper.de/fileadmin/user_upload/start/Aussen-Nacht.jpg)

ahem... past participle of baréque. ;P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: snabbott on March 07, 2011, 08:55:39 AM
Unfortunately not, but I do have an even prettier building! :P This is the opera house in Dresden, a city I'm going to visit next week. :P They recently finished rebuilding it and it's now there in all its baroquen glory. :D
ahem... past participle of baréque. ;P
:rofl: It took me a moment to realize this was a joke.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on March 10, 2011, 09:20:33 AM
Unfortunately not, but I do have an even prettier building! :P This is the opera house in Dresden, a city I'm going to visit next week. :P They recently finished rebuilding it and it's now there in all its baroquen glory. :D

(http://www.semperoper.de/fileadmin/user_upload/start/Aussen-Nacht.jpg)

ahem... past participle of baréque. ;P
You coined it; only you would know. :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on March 10, 2011, 10:30:54 AM
True, but we had discussed it while I was neologizing it in fact.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on March 12, 2011, 09:02:30 AM
Did we? :P Probably so. :P

Incidentally, why do people feel the need to celebrate carnival if they don't intend to "do" Lent? :P It's so very, very loud here. :(
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on March 14, 2011, 05:32:22 AM
Incidentally, why do people intend to celebrate carnival if they don't feel the need to "do" Lent?

I think I fixed it. :P

Also, I imagine it's the simple reason that this way they get all the "sweet benes" (pron.: binnies) as my roommate puts it without having to give anything up. ::)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on March 27, 2011, 03:35:37 AM
I imagine it's so much more dignified in Venice. :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on March 27, 2011, 06:47:29 AM
They have capes and masks in Venice. It can't help but be more dignified as a result. :P (I am here assuming that this custom isn't observed in Basel.)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on March 27, 2011, 07:28:38 AM
I saw two ballgowns, a group of French courtiers and A LOT of idiots dressing up as idiots and getting drunk (to add realism?). :P

And my father stupidly took out his convertible because it was a nice day and left the top open and when we returned it was filled with confetti. ::)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on March 27, 2011, 08:17:07 AM
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And my father stupidly took out his convertible because it was a nice day and left the top open and when we returned it was filled with confetti.

As I read through that sentence, I became more and more concerned: "stupidly? Convertible? Left the top open? Was it stolen? Did somebody steal the seats? Was somebody sick in it? Something terrible has hap-- Oh. Confetti. That's not too bad."

I'm also intrigued by the idea of idiots dressing up as idiots. XD
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on April 08, 2011, 05:57:14 AM
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And my father stupidly took out his convertible because it was a nice day and left the top open and when we returned it was filled with confetti.

As I read through that sentence, I became more and more concerned: "stupidly? Convertible? Left the top open? Was it stolen? Did somebody steal the seats? Was somebody sick in it? Something terrible has hap-- Oh. Confetti. That's not too bad."

I'm also intrigued by the idea of idiots dressing up as idiots. XD
It was filled to the top! :P We had to sweep it out just so we could drive! :P

(Posted on: 08 April 2011, 13:51:39)


All public buildings should be like this!! (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0b/The_Octagon%2C_Crossness_Pumping_Station.jpg)

This isn't in image tags because of forum stretching. :P

I was looking for pictures of a steam machine for another thread and I saw that on WikiCommons. :D It's so garish and yet strangely attractive. XD
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on April 08, 2011, 08:28:22 AM
:D It's so garish and yet strangely attractive. XD

That quote sums up my response to baroque architecture almost exactly. :P (Then I tend to settle on the garish side.)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on April 08, 2011, 08:52:23 AM
:D It's so garish and yet strangely attractive. XD

That quote sums up my response to baroque architecture almost exactly. :P (Then I tend to settle on the garish side.)
But baroque is more ostentatious than it is garish. :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on April 08, 2011, 11:50:50 AM
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It was filled to the top! Tongue We had to sweep it out just so we could drive!

Where would one *get* that much confetti? :o

I think I'd prefer neoclassical:

(http://www.heritage-explorer.co.uk/file/he/content/upload/database/1526_450.jpg)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on April 08, 2011, 12:57:30 PM
You can buy 5kg bags of confetti here around carnival. :P

And of course neoclassical is much, much better, but I'm just so impressed that they would go to that much trouble for something as mundane as a pumping station. XD :D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on April 18, 2011, 03:01:54 AM
:D It's so garish and yet strangely attractive. XD

That quote sums up my response to baroque architecture almost exactly. :P (Then I tend to settle on the garish side.)
But baroque is more ostentatious than it is garish. :P

To me, ostentatious and garish are more or less synonymous. :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on May 15, 2011, 01:45:42 PM
Why is Biri being unusually cuddly? More particularly, why when I'm in the middle of studying for finals? :P

Also, Hellenika. Hellenika is being howwible again. I ask you, why do you need DIFFERENT STEMS in the active and the passive? I miss Latin. Latin was regular. Latin was easy. That may have more to do with the fact that I didn't have an autoimmune disease when I was taking Latin and could have the odd stint in the hospital and still be ahead of everyone else *and* have better, more stylistically pleasing translations ;) without having to borrow the notes of A COMPLETE INCOMPETENT WHO THINKS THE PERFECT HAS AN AUGMENT. Ahem. Also, I didn't have a boyfriend I wanted to spend every waking moment with, life was simple and uncomplicated and I had nothing better to do than perfecting my GPA, reading book after book in order to sound cleverer than I am, and flirting with people whom I had no intention of ever pursuing (unless they had titles, in which case I didn't care whether I particularly liked them personally or not). ::) I've taken too many drugs. I should stop talking. :P This is fun. :D Maybe I should take up blogging.

I have a Greek test tomorrow. I intended to ace it, but memorizing all the stems for a whole list of verbs is really rather dull and mindless. :P I do, however, appreciate that it's archaic and SO irregular and that makes it entirely wonderful. And I wouldn't mind doing this. I have a love-hate relationship with the language, but whenever I tell people what I'm doing, the first thing they ask about is the NT, upon which I launch into my trademark tirade about how horrible Koine is. SCRIPTURE IS BORING IN KOINE. IT HAS NO NUANCES!!! IT IS GRAMMATICALLY AND STYLISTICALLY THE DRIEST THING IN THE WORLD!!! I can't speak for how it is in other languages. :P Also, it's very uninformative. There are lots of words that don't really say anything or express anything. :P Bear in mind that papyrus was expensive and they were just wasting space in saying nothing informative for most of the NT. :P Spell Check doesn't recognise "Koine". :P Also, why do people not get that many, if not most countries, are divided up into regions in which various different dialects are spoken? I understand that there are some exceptions (France), but there are so many examples of English-speaking regions, all with their own phrases and personal loan-words, that we can't afford to be ignorant of the existence of dialects. :P Now, I should mention that if someone asked if I were doing Old Ionic or reading Homer, I wouldn't react the same way. :P I'm very biased against scripture, but it has nothing to do with scripture itself, but rather the fact that it's the most simple dialect ever (for comparison, lolspeak) and I'm too much of a pseudo-intellectual to allow myself to be associated with it. ::)

When I was in Rome, I saw a Renaissance wall mural of the personification of Sapientia (wisdom) beating the personification of malignity. :P No one seemed to get the irony. :P

And yes, I just wrote a whole page of meaningless, rambling drivel to get out of doing Greek. *sighs* Alors, souhaitez-moi bonne chance.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on May 15, 2011, 02:11:26 PM
When I was in Rome, I saw a Renaissance wall mural of the personification of Sapientia (wisdom) beating the personification of malignity. :P No one seemed to get the irony. :P

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: XD :wall: :wall: :shock: :hug: :highfive: genius

C'est merveilleux!
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on May 16, 2011, 10:07:02 AM
That was an utterly marvellous post. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Also, bear in mind that despite all the things interfering with your studying Greek, you are still miles ahead of everyone else. This is because "everyone else" = the one other person in your class, who is terrible at Greek. XD

Also, I love the idea that the Bible was written in the equivalent of lolspeak XD XD XD XD XD "I can has heaven?"
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on June 16, 2011, 01:18:15 PM
He has now failed the semester. ::) He decided to never write, let alone hand in, an essay that was due three months ago. :P He's one of those people who don't start writing things until they're due, so when no one hounded him about it, he assumed the professor had forgotten that he hadn't received the essay and just never did it. But he's an idiot anyway, so it's a small loss. ::) If he fails next semester too, he's out.

Also, for anyone who thought relationships in Twilight were abusive, Chariton takes it to a whole new level. ::) He got jealous because his friends played a practical joke on him to make it look as though she was cheating on him because the entire thing was orchestrated so that Chaereas saw his friend coming out of her house, promptly hit her hard enough to knock her out, whereupon she became mute and was taken for dead, buried alive, snatched by graverobbers and taken to Milet and she still wants to go back to him rather than be the mistress of someone extremely wealthy and influential who loves her to bits and is would do anything to make her happy. :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on June 16, 2011, 01:34:31 PM
*enters tutor mode* hrmm... those don't sound like physics things... they sound like your reading a Greek play... shouldn't you be talking about Physis and her onamata rhew electrwn? *exits tutor mode, but really only slightly*

Did I ever get around to pointing out that on a technical level reduplication is a special form of augment (though the two mark totally different things in Greek)?


He has now failed the semester. ::) He decided to never write, let alone hand in, an essay that was due three months ago. :P He's one of those people who don't start writing things until they're due, so when no one hounded him about it, he assumed the professor had forgotten that he hadn't received the essay and just never did it. But he's an idiot anyway, so it's a small loss. ::) If he fails next semester too, he's out.

...but there are two of you in the course... I take it this wasn't the Greek course then... because if it were... that's just special.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on June 28, 2011, 11:17:31 AM
(http://jetphotographic.com/images/fs/11WF001-24.jpg)

I went to my first ball. :D And we waltzed! :D It was amazing in every way. :) Full report of the most fabulous week of my life to follow soon. :D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: snabbott on June 28, 2011, 02:10:21 PM
Very cute picture! :D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 06, 2011, 07:33:51 PM
MY MIND HAS BEEN BLOWN!! :D

LOOK WHO IT IS!!! :D

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a5/De_20_jarige_Ludwig_II_in_kroningsmantel_door_Ferdinand_von_Piloty_1865.jpg)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: KatieHal on October 06, 2011, 09:01:40 PM
That's a lovely picture of you, Deloria! I love the dress! :)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on October 07, 2011, 05:26:05 AM
Aww... Ludwig... une histoire tellement triste... historia talis tristitiae (French, take notes! I CAN use the genitive of description in Latin; you should work on that. :P ...having a genitive that is. :P)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Cez on October 07, 2011, 05:39:49 AM
Ludwig II <3

I wrote a story about him after I played GK2 :)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 09, 2011, 05:21:57 AM
Yes, but I'm obsessed enough to identify blurry portraits of him. :D I feel very proud of myself now. XD GK2 is one of the best games ever. :P

That's a lovely picture of you, Deloria! I love the dress! :)

Thank you. :) It took me two days of running all over the Parisian fabric and wedding districts to find it. :P

Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: MikPal on October 09, 2011, 01:46:58 PM
LOOK WHO IT IS!!! :D

Holy smokes!! Flattop Jones has taken over Bavaria! Quick, somebody call Tracy and the gang!
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Cez on October 10, 2011, 01:56:04 AM
Yes, but I'm obsessed enough to identify blurry portraits of him. :D I feel very proud of myself now. XD GK2 is one of the best games ever. :P


Correction. THE best game ever!  ;D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on February 09, 2012, 01:15:18 PM
I feel as though I owe the forum an explanation for disappearing for about three months. XD Of course I owe you an explanation for why I disappeared for about three months. :P I'm very sorry, but life has been really overwhelming and I wasn't sure what to say or how to cope wit much of anything, so I exiled myself from the intarwebs.

I do think this might perhaps become a very long post, so the tl;dr version is: My parents split up, I bought diamonds, I fled to the UK on three separate occasions, I came back, I tried to clean up the huge mess, I got a therapist, I yelled at my mother for completely failing me when I was younger (very cathartic and to be recommended), I dropped the therapist, I started a fascism class, and I was put on GnRH antagonists last week, so I'm now menopausal. :P Still with me? Excellent!

Part the First: My parents split up and I bought diamonds
My father announced at the beginning of December that he had fallen in love (his words) with one of my mother's closest friends. :P Fun, fun times. You can imagine how dysfunctional Christmas was (more than usual, I mean. There are always tantrums, just usually not passive-aggression and tears in these amounts :s). This would have been fine, but my mother went looking through his computer and phone and found love letters which made her absolutely hysterical. This is a woman who still hasn't gotten over the fact that her wedding 25 years ago wasn't perfect and can still regularly cry about that. ::) This hasn't been helped along by the fact that my father's said some things that have done nothing to soften the blow (such as "She's so glamorous.", "I want to worship her/put her on a pedestal/protect her." etc)  So for the past 3 months, I have been hearing Mummy Dearest regurgitate the same lines over and over and over and over ad nauseum (lines like "How could he do this to me?!" "Do you think she's glamorous? She's so tacky!" "What would she want with him?" etc) and have been expected to support and entertain and distract her at all hours of the day and night. When I'm in classes or in the library or with friends, she will inevitably call me home to comfort her. Once she had a mental breakdown because she had come home to an empty house and made me skip my afternoon classes so I could come home right away. ::)

Now, in the past, whenever I've been dumped and was crying directly afterwards, her response was usually to yell at me or tell me to get over it. Indeed, this is the woman who has guilted me into trying to kill myself twice and subconsciously thinks women in short skirts deserve to be raped or brought it upon themselves, so I've been incredibly tempted to simply refuse her any comfort at all. :P But I'm a doormat. So here I am the dutiful daughter, skipping class for my emotionally abusive mother who still hasn't figured out how to communicate with her husband after 25 years. ::) I hate my life.

So I fled to the UK the next day and spent the weekend there. I went to a ball. I wore a beautiful dress and several people commented. :P It was wonderful. :P And then I came back.

In the following week, things were much the same as before I'd left, with the exception of my father having moved into one of his brother's apartments. Unfortunately, no one took into account that my parents formed their own company *together* and so, even if split up, would still be required to see each other and somehow communicate. Utter fail ensued.

So I did the most reckless thing I've ever done and acted out in the form of spending *all* my money on diamonds. XD 5ct of a sparkling, 19th century diamond flower smiled at me from across the street. :) We were in love. :) She has since become my closest friend. I've named her Precious. :) (http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f95/AKB333/011.jpg?t=1327693604) Though no picture could ever do her justice. :P

I fled to the UK again because I had a week off to write my paper on political caricatures. It was wonderful. :) It was so functional. XD We went to see La Traviata. :)

And then back again for a week to the horrid place. By this time, my idiot of a brother had returned from the US for Christmas. He immediately blamed me for my parents' falling out (asking me how *I* could have possibly let this happen ::)) and told me that it was morally right for them to be together (again: naive, ignorant, stupid brother) and that moving out was the worst thing my father could do because then it would mean that they'd have less contact, and so less of a chance of getting back together. ::) I attempted to point out that screaming the same lines at each other over and over every day wasn't much interaction and certainly wasn't positive interaction, but he refused to see that (again, trust me, he's really, really stupid).

So I fled AGAIN. :P We went to see Die Meistersinger. :P It was contrived and kind of wonderful. :) I wore Precious (who had since been insured) every day. :) Then I went back home. My brother had left by this time and my father had moved back in. There was so much yelling. :( At all hours of the day and night. :( It was intolerable. I gave my parents and ultimatum and told them that one of us had to move out. My father eventually did a month later (so a few days ago). The situation is still intolerable.

Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: snabbott on February 09, 2012, 03:26:26 PM
Ugggh! :hug:
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on February 09, 2012, 05:05:20 PM
 :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

That is all. :)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: KatieHal on February 09, 2012, 05:09:12 PM
Wow. Holy crap, Deloria, that's a lot.

I hope things find a way to settle down to SOME sense of tolerable order soon. You know you're always welcome here and have a Court ready and waiting to hear you out and hug you.  :hug:
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: tessspoon on February 09, 2012, 05:26:34 PM
 :hug:
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on February 10, 2012, 02:40:24 AM
*glomps*

:hug:

Also, Precious is neither silly nor reckless--it's an investment in the crowne. :yes: :P

Also, though we've discussed much of this before... you hadn't told me much of the specifics of your brother's stupid in this instance ::) ...so much headdesk...
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Haids1987 on February 10, 2012, 08:34:10 AM
:-\ Family drama is the worst. I'm sorry that all this has been falling on you, but if nothing else, take comfort in the fact that you are well loved here and we'll always back you up!

Precious is B E A U T I F U L, by the way, and was probably the smartest thing you could have done for yourself at that moment--retail therapy, it works man!

Take care of yourself. We'll be here. :hug:
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: snabbott on February 10, 2012, 09:54:13 AM
I've named her Precious. :)
Can she make you invisible? :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on February 11, 2012, 05:01:36 AM
I've named her Precious. :)
Can she make you invisible? :P
so when I read that post, it went like this:

???  :dunce: :stars: :help: :bomb: :idea: :wall: :sweating:  :pokerface: :whistle: :pleased:  :highfive: :thumbsup:
XD
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: snabbott on February 11, 2012, 09:50:10 AM
Wow - I thought it might have been too obvious. :)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on February 11, 2012, 11:26:40 AM
I didn't get it until I saw Delling's post. XD My original reply was a sappy "Everyone looks invisible next to her. :) <3"

Also, Precious is neither silly nor reckless--itshe's an investment in the crowne. :yes: :P
I fixed it for you. :D But really, jewellery stores con you!! :( They have bright lights and velvet cushions and all the diamonds look so happy and sparkly and you know their happiness is kind of manic and contagious and you want to be that happy all the time too! :( I'm not clever like you! I'm so easily influenced! I love going into Tiffany's even though their selection is tacky and kind of hideous and they've done away with claw settings in favour of round ones and it seems like the sort of place nouveau riche reality TV stars shop. :( This could easily be a blog post for another day. :P After I rewrite the dystheism one and gloat about how manipulative I am. ::)

:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

That is all. :)
How platonic. :P You should distinguish yourself by glomping. :P

:-\ Family drama is the worst. I'm sorry that all this has been falling on you, but if nothing else, take comfort in the fact that you are well loved here and we'll always back you up!

Precious is B E A U T I F U L, by the way, and was probably the smartest thing you could have done for yourself at that moment--retail therapy, it works man!

Take care of yourself. We'll be here. :hug:
Thank you so much. :) All of this wouldn't even be a problem, but it's been like that every day for most of the past three months and I'm so worn down.

Part the Second (or Emotional Masochism to an Observer) to come soon. :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on February 11, 2012, 04:03:34 PM

Part the Second (or Emotional Masochism to an Observer) to come soon. :P

Oh, I don't like the sound of that...

After I rewrite the dystheism one and gloat about how manipulative I am. ::)
:D Promise? :D

I'm not clever like you!
>:( Who said you aren't clever? There will be hangings, I'm sure. FOR THE QUEENE! :evil:

On another note, the Latin word for clever is "catus,-a,-um" notable both because it includes "clever at wordplay" (I blame prolonged exposure to the Greeks) and because it reminds us by its form: "catti cati sunt :cat:". :yes:
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 13, 2012, 07:01:41 PM
*a small young woman with tan skin, rectangular glasses and curly brown hair that matches her eyes, 19 (although most people say she looks around two or three years younger than that because of how small and thin she is), dashes into Queene Deloria's throne room, all out of breath. After noticing the members of the Queene's Court staring at her, she regains her composure, curtsies and says,*

"M'lady, I've been recently informed that you wish for me to revive this land somehow. If I manage to do so successfully, I have heard that I will be bestowed a title of some sort?"
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on August 15, 2012, 10:04:45 AM
Since you're new I should say that Darthkiwi may be executed at dawn for calling this role-play. :P This is not role-play. These are not characters. This is pure pretense and it is fabulous. :D And Darthkiwi is a silly (in a bad way) for saying I'm not a goddess when I clearly have many Sif-like characteristics, not least of which is the ability to run crying to someone who will kill for me and pretty hair. :P

Having said that, welcome! :D Self-referential tangent is self-referential. ::)

Now, reviving the land is the first step to reviving the thread. :D To accomplish this, I entreat you to join us (Delling, Darthkiwi, me) in post-spreeing. :D Generally, these will have some sort of, shall we say, "themes" that we enjoy following. More information will be sent to your shortly in the form of a private correspondence, which you must share with no one under any condition at all. When that is done, you will be put to the test. :D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on August 15, 2012, 10:20:07 AM
Now, reviving the land is the first step to reviving the thread. :D To accomplish this, I entreat you to join us (Delling, Darthkiwi, me) in post-spreeing. :D Generally, these will have some sort of, shall we say, "themes" that we enjoy following. More information will be sent to your shortly in the form of a private correspondence, which you must share with no one under any condition at all. When that is done, you will be put to the test. :D

Wait... we get secret instructions!? *feels left out* Also... there must be more members of the court around... snabbot, for instance... who should also be party to such sprees.  :pokerface:
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 15, 2012, 10:52:09 AM
Yes, m'lady. I'm sorry, m'lady, very much so. T'won't happen again, I can assure you.

Now then... this spree you spoke of?
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on August 16, 2012, 10:36:54 AM
Now, reviving the land is the first step to reviving the thread. :D To accomplish this, I entreat you to join us (Delling, Darthkiwi, me) in post-spreeing. :D Generally, these will have some sort of, shall we say, "themes" that we enjoy following. More information will be sent to your shortly in the form of a private correspondence, which you must share with no one under any condition at all. When that is done, you will be put to the test. :D

Wait... we get secret instructions!? *feels left out* Also... there must be more members of the court around... snabbot, for instance... who should also be party to such sprees.  :pokerface:
You've already received your secret instructions. ::) In fact, it was our joint idea. :P

Yes, m'lady. I'm sorry, m'lady, very much so. T'won't happen again, I can assure you.

Now then... this spree you spoke of?
Oh no, please don't think me offended. :) It was just for future reference.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on August 16, 2012, 12:43:28 PM
Now, reviving the land is the first step to reviving the thread. :D To accomplish this, I entreat you to join us (Delling, Darthkiwi, me) in post-spreeing. :D Generally, these will have some sort of, shall we say, "themes" that we enjoy following. More information will be sent to your shortly in the form of a private correspondence, which you must share with no one under any condition at all. When that is done, you will be put to the test. :D

Wait... we get secret instructions!? *feels left out* Also... there must be more members of the court around... snabbot, for instance... who should also be party to such sprees.  :pokerface:
You've already received your secret instructions. ::) In fact, it was our joint idea. :P

OH! ;P Those secret instructions! Of course. :yes: :pokerface:
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on August 16, 2012, 01:00:21 PM
Now, reviving the land is the first step to reviving the thread. :D To accomplish this, I entreat you to join us (Delling, Darthkiwi, me) in post-spreeing. :D Generally, these will have some sort of, shall we say, "themes" that we enjoy following. More information will be sent to your shortly in the form of a private correspondence, which you must share with no one under any condition at all. When that is done, you will be put to the test. :D

Wait... we get secret instructions!? *feels left out* Also... there must be more members of the court around... snabbot, for instance... who should also be party to such sprees.  :pokerface:
You've already received your secret instructions. ::) In fact, it was our joint idea. :P

OH! ;P Those secret instructions! Of course. :yes: :pokerface:
Yours were even over Skype...no paper trail...just in case we're found out...
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: snabbott on August 17, 2012, 05:22:16 AM
Wait... we get secret instructions!? *feels left out* Also... there must be more members of the court around... snabbot, for instance... who should also be party to such sprees.  :pokerface:
Royal alchemist reporting for duty m'lady!
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 17, 2012, 09:30:35 AM
I'm patiently awaiting my message.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on August 17, 2012, 12:12:21 PM
Ready and waiting, O Lady of aesthetic beauty. :D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: crayauchtin on August 17, 2012, 03:22:11 PM
Now, reviving the land is the first step to reviving the thread. :D To accomplish this, I entreat you to join us (Delling, Darthkiwi, me) in post-spreeing. :D Generally, these will have some sort of, shall we say, "themes" that we enjoy following. More information will be sent to your shortly in the form of a private correspondence, which you must share with no one under any condition at all. When that is done, you will be put to the test. :D

Wait... we get secret instructions!? *feels left out* Also... there must be more members of the court around... snabbot, for instance... who should also be party to such sprees.  :pokerface:
You've already received your secret instructions. ::) In fact, it was our joint idea. :P

OH! ;P Those secret instructions! Of course. :yes: :pokerface:
Yours were even over Skype...no paper trail...just in case we're found out...
I found out.*

There's no secrets from me**.... remember that! Muahahahahaha!***

*Disclaimer: I don't really know anything.
**Disclaimer: Yes, there are.
***Disclaimer: That's an ominous laugh, not necessarily an evil one.****
****Disclaimer: It's pretty evil too, actually.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on August 20, 2012, 08:27:04 AM
Methinks the Queene is waiting to marshal her forces to act at the same time. :yes:
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: snabbott on September 03, 2012, 08:07:17 AM
Long live the Queene! :bow:
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: GrahamRocks! on September 03, 2012, 08:47:18 AM
^ Hear, hear!
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 05, 2012, 01:41:37 PM
Let it be known that the realm of the Aquitaine, formerly a province of Her Grace, Empress Deloria of the Holy Roman Empire, Queene of all Albion and Princess Palatine, now belongs to Sir Kiwi, knight errant in exchange for services rendered unto Her royal person and in the expectation of further services. All hail His Lordship, Prince Kiwi of Aquitaine.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: GrahamRocks! on October 05, 2012, 02:26:00 PM
Ah, so m'lady hath finally tied the knot, yes?
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: KatieHal on October 05, 2012, 03:28:33 PM
Congratulations, I think?
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 06, 2012, 08:01:13 AM
Okay, no. XD Territory was ceded. Territory that was not my dowry was ceded. We are not married. We are not engaged. XD We have no definitive plans to do either. :P

We watched The Lion in Winter together and he wanted the Aquitaine and I've been claiming the Aquitaine for several years, so it made sense. :P

(Posted on: 06 October 2012, 15:57:52)


Territory is always exchanged for the vague "services rendered". XD No one gives territory away for free. :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: KatieHal on October 06, 2012, 09:32:33 AM
Ahh, I see. Well... congratulations to him on his new land, then. I think!
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: crayauchtin on October 10, 2012, 10:19:47 AM
Can we start calling Sir Kiwi "Sir Eleanor of Aquitaine" now?
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 10, 2012, 12:17:31 PM
No, because she's my alter ego. :P I may have given up my territory, but I'm not ready to give up my persona.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: snabbott on October 11, 2012, 07:33:32 AM
Does the land actually "belong" to Sir Kiwi, or is he a Vassal?
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 11, 2012, 02:08:14 PM
This is a feudalistic society. The land is his, but he's still under me.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: snabbott on October 11, 2012, 06:49:15 PM
Right - Aquitaine is France - so is he a duke?
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 15, 2012, 11:58:38 PM
No, he's a prince because Aquitaine is a principality at the time we mean. :)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on October 18, 2012, 01:22:25 PM
Quote
Aquitaine is France
Also, the Aquitaine isn't all of France:

http://www.florida-crackers.net/camillia/PepinII/pictures/D16_5_France_1154_Eng.jpg
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 18, 2012, 02:08:48 PM
It was a principality during Edward III's reign. :P

Oh, oh, also! I made a diagram of how I would turn Precious into a tiara by having two other side pieces and a floral pin commissioned. :D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: snabbott on October 19, 2012, 11:51:19 AM
Quote
Aquitaine is France
Also, the Aquitaine isn't all of France:
Sorry - I didn't mean to imply that it was. I was just saying that it is French as opposed to English.

(Posted on: October 19, 2012, 11:49:00 AM)


Oh, oh, also! I made a diagram of how I would turn Precious into a tiara by having two other side pieces and a floral pin commissioned. :D
Pretty! Milady has excellent taste! :D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on October 19, 2012, 01:45:17 PM
Quote
Sorry - I didn't mean to imply that it was. I was just saying that it is French as opposed to English.

Ohhhh, okay. I'm with you now. :)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 19, 2012, 01:45:52 PM
Quote
Aquitaine is France
Also, the Aquitaine isn't all of France:
Sorry - I didn't mean to imply that it was. I was just saying that it is French as opposed to English.
But England can have territories in France! And Africa! And Asia! And the Pacific! And North America!

...yeah, England can has lots and lots of territories. XD
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: KatieHal on October 19, 2012, 08:10:24 PM
Up until a certain point, anyways ;)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 21, 2012, 03:26:16 AM
England still officially has lots and lots of territories. :P They just have more autonomy than under different social and economical systems. :P 
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: crayauchtin on October 22, 2012, 12:10:14 PM
The sheep-people in the Falkland Islands are British citizens.

I refuse to believe that real people live there. It's sheep herded by more evolved sheep and no one will ever convince me otherwise.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Say on October 26, 2012, 07:41:06 PM
You know, today I was talking with Cez about how surprised I was to see some of your photos. I know some of you are familiar faces to me but, I guess the last time I saw you we were all way younger and to some maybe it was some sort of a leap from being a young lady to a young woman and I've got to say that I am blown away with the piccie Deloria posted!

She was always very pretty, but goodness, she does look like royalty with that dress :)

And with that said, here I leave a present for the forum queenie!
(http://www.creatorstouchcards.com/Opening%20White%20Rose%20%282%29%20%282%29.JPG)


That said bumpity, bump bumps! :D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 27, 2012, 08:56:22 AM
Thank you, Say. ;D That's so sweet! :D And white roses! :D

This is the same dress from the front. And yes, that is someone's shoulder next to me. XD I'm so short. XD
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on October 27, 2012, 09:20:31 AM
Très régalienne!
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Say on October 27, 2012, 11:02:51 AM
Was that some sort of event? a friend's wedding or something?

I didn't notice it before, but I LOVE the hair detail omg <3 :)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Oldbushie on October 27, 2012, 01:25:24 PM
Thank you, Say. ;D That's so sweet! :D And white roses! :D

This is the same dress from the front. And yes, that is someone's shoulder next to me. XD I'm so short. XD
So prettiful! :D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Say on October 27, 2012, 02:25:57 PM
I've got girly dress envy too! lol, I don't think I've ever had something so darn cute in my wardrobe in my life :D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: darthkiwi on October 27, 2012, 02:32:39 PM
Quote
Was that some sort of event? a friend's wedding or something?

It was a May Ball at Cambridge University. Most Cambridge colleges throw a big big party once exams are over where everyone wears black- or white tie. :D They're very very fun.

And yes, Deloria's hair is FANTASTIC ;D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 27, 2012, 02:33:39 PM
The event was a ball at Cambridge. :D I go to balls now! :D I feel like such an adult!

And the hair piece is really pretty. :P I've had her cleaned since I took this photo and now she really sparkles! :D

Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Say on October 27, 2012, 02:39:29 PM
Woah, it's beautiful!

Looks like a precious antique or something, where did you get it? <3
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 27, 2012, 03:05:34 PM
I bought it when my parents separated in December. :P I figured buying diamonds on a whim would be therapeutic. XD She's 5 carats of 19th century beauty and awesomeness! :D She sparkles. XD Sparkling makes me happy. XD I'm not a very complex person. :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Say on October 27, 2012, 04:20:56 PM
When my parents separated all I did was hate on the world for a few years, but I think I like your idea so sooo much better :P

You've got excellent taste. I'd absolutely buy something like that, but I wouldn't have when to use it, can you imagine me wearing that for like, let's say Target/Walmart? lol :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: koko_99_2001 on October 28, 2012, 05:44:42 AM
*sigh* I love Target :)

Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Oldbushie on October 28, 2012, 08:43:26 AM
Say in a beautiful dress at Walmart at 2am: "It's the only thing I have left to wear!"
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: snabbott on October 28, 2012, 10:42:42 AM
Quote
Was that some sort of event? a friend's wedding or something?

It was a May Ball at Cambridge University. Most Cambridge colleges throw a big big party once exams are over where everyone wears black- or white tie. :D They're very very fun.

And yes, Deloria's hair is FANTASTIC ;D
So pretty! Have you ever noticed it seems like everyone loves red hair except the people who have it? ???
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Say on October 28, 2012, 10:55:53 AM

So pretty! Have you ever noticed it seems like everyone loves red hair except the people who have it? ???

Grass is always greener somewhere else - whatever the saying goes :P


I have had my hair light brown, blond, dark red, blueish black (I spared everyone the details of the fancy bottle names like "golden chestnutt" or "chocolatey almondsies" lol). It's a girly thing, I guess!
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 28, 2012, 12:09:36 PM
Quote
Was that some sort of event? a friend's wedding or something?

It was a May Ball at Cambridge University. Most Cambridge colleges throw a big big party once exams are over where everyone wears black- or white tie. :D They're very very fun.

And yes, Deloria's hair is FANTASTIC ;D
So pretty! Have you ever noticed it seems like everyone loves red hair except the people who have it? ???
Because they're bullied badly as children because of it. :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Jafar on October 28, 2012, 12:11:56 PM
Yeah, there's this bizzare prejudice against red hair in some places. If what Laura Bow 2 taught me is correct, it stems from ancient beliefs that all people with red hair are art thieves. :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 28, 2012, 12:26:44 PM
I'm no art thief! I just turn people who like me into book thieves for me!
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Jafar on October 28, 2012, 12:32:13 PM
Don't feel offended, Wolf Heimlech thinks EVERYONE is an art thief. ::)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 28, 2012, 12:38:54 PM
Does this mean I can no longer carry tiny daggers between rooms for protection? :(
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Jafar on October 28, 2012, 12:41:36 PM
Well, maybe a few...I can't say I'm a fan of girls who carry more than 72 daggers with them wherever they go, though. :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 28, 2012, 12:44:08 PM
Stupid inventory dagger limits. :( What if I'm accosted by 73 people who all need a good stabbing and I don't want to spread blood diseases? :( I want to be a responsible stabber. :(
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Jafar on October 28, 2012, 12:48:10 PM
Carry 72 daggers and one short sword, then. :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on October 28, 2012, 12:53:32 PM
I don't like short swords. :S I feel like they're mocking my tiny stature. :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Jafar on October 28, 2012, 12:57:30 PM
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b180/RetroJafar/ShortStuff.png)

Well...I guess you could use something overly big like a zweihander, but who uses overly big swords these days? This isn't the 90's. :P
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Say on October 28, 2012, 01:50:51 PM

Heck yeah! :P
(http://216.92.160.187/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/hello-kitty-samurai-sword.jpg)

Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: snabbott on October 28, 2012, 10:46:14 PM
Haha! Is that Hello Kitty hanging on that sword?
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Say on October 31, 2012, 05:24:32 PM
Heck yeah! :D

Just cuz you're being all deadly like doesn't mean you has gots to stop being girly!! :P
*samurai moves*




(no idea wtf are samurai moves, just pretend I'm moving my arms and stuff lol)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: crayauchtin on October 31, 2012, 09:43:50 PM
I think you need a sword for samurai moves.

Moving your arms and stuff is either ninja moves or interpretive dance.

 :o :o :o :o
LOOK OUT! Say is interpreting a deadly ninja through dance! *runs for cover*
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: snabbott on November 01, 2012, 12:00:10 PM
:help: XD
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Say on November 01, 2012, 10:17:16 PM
I think you need a sword for samurai moves.

Moving your arms and stuff is either ninja moves or interpretive dance.

 :o :o :o :o
LOOK OUT! Say is interpreting a deadly ninja through dance! *runs for cover*


Sorta looks like this

(http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-prn1/50504_324135608357_758853_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: crayauchtin on November 01, 2012, 11:12:46 PM
Worse than I ever imagined.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Say on November 01, 2012, 11:43:16 PM
It be flipping fantastic, dun be jealousies <3
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on November 02, 2012, 12:02:31 PM
*is imagining Squidworth as a samurai pulling a Kill Bill* :o
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Say on November 03, 2012, 09:13:46 AM
I tried looking up for a squidward in a samurai situation but apparently nobody has been as creative as we have been here... >.>

However, I found this and I'm now hipnotized <3

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcm7lw42Z31qkbh2fo1_400.gif)
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: crayauchtin on November 03, 2012, 09:49:21 AM
Can.
Not.
Look.
Away.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Say on January 07, 2013, 07:17:16 PM
(https://twimg0-a.akamaihd.net/profile_images/1138578296/LogoColorNoText.jpg)

For those who may not know yet, our Queene has joined the Social Media Crew in assisting the web projects. Thank you and Welcome :D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Oldbushie on January 07, 2013, 09:42:45 PM
Welcome to mod-dom, Deloria! :D
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Delling on January 08, 2013, 04:03:36 AM
It's The Return of the Queene. :D

Ok, that's it... I think I have a punning problem... I'll be over here... not talking. XD
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Deloria on January 08, 2013, 07:36:41 AM
Thank you all. :D I'm having such fun with my shiny new buttons. :D

Incidentally, I love the new font size on the forum. XD It's such an improvement over the previous tiny one.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: Say on January 08, 2013, 08:00:10 AM
LMAO! I'm having that changed :P

Whenever he's working on that CSS again, EPIC coding. I tell you.
Title: Re: Deloria's Court
Post by: crayauchtin on January 15, 2013, 12:49:57 PM
Waiiiiiiiit.
You're making the Queene work on things?
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: Deloria on January 15, 2013, 04:57:18 PM
/me uses her epic mod powers to change the name of her threade to reflect her current ideals. :D

I officially welcome you to my salon! :D Royal patronage has become intellectual and I have become a précieuse! :D

There will be cake
(http://www.weddingandweddingflowers.co.uk/images/cakes/Traditional%20Cakes/Wedgwood-cake-by-Pat-a-cake-Pat-a-cake.jpg)

in a fitting room
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/61/Palais_Erzherzog_Albrecht_018.jpg)

as we discuss and debate the merits of both cake and rooms. :D

However, in the event that a war need be started, a rebellion squashed or a tourney held, I will resume my other duties. :D

Oh, and the head of my super secret spy and assassin ring will be replaced with Queenie, my adorable pet octopus. :D

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee277/sayomgwtf/mspaintstories/newnewcopy_zpsd06d7cde.jpg)
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: Say on January 15, 2013, 04:58:26 PM
Haha I'm glad you like <3 :)
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: darthkiwi on January 15, 2013, 05:03:27 PM
Your Grace, your radiance and charm grows daily. I am entirely bedazzled. Please accept this humble offering of cathedralcake; I hope it will sit proudly beside the other magnificent cakes with which you have so wondrously bedecked your salon.

(http://lmaclean.ca/LisaMacLean/nfblog//__HOMEDIR__/www/LisaMacLean/nfblog/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/fruitcakenr7.jpg)

Though it seems strange I am assured that that is, indeed, a cake.

*kneels and offers cake*
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: Jafar on January 15, 2013, 05:09:52 PM
So Queenie's your top assassin, huh? Could she drop a cartoonish 4-ton weight onto someone's head from the rafters in at least 5 minutes? :P
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: Deloria on January 15, 2013, 05:13:54 PM
Quote
"This is a very nice cathedralcake. I should very much like to have it. :P I do hope it's not a Hampton Court sort of thing where you've put all your money and effort over a decade into building it. :P"

"..."

"I said, I do hope you shouldn't mind losing it. It's hardly as though you need it; it's not, after all, your head. What a silly thing of me to say, I have no idea why my mind might have wandered there."

"I hope this offer will please you...:S"


It is magnificent! :D I do believe I have been very sneaky in acquiring it. :P

All my courtiers and friends and liveried servants shall be relocated into the cathedralcake! :D
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: Deloria on January 15, 2013, 05:16:32 PM
So Queenie's your top assassin, huh? Could she drop a cartoonish 4-ton weight onto someone's head from the rafters in at least 5 minutes? :P
Don't call her that! :( It confuses her! If you must, you can have a look at her file if you think yourself in need of her services.

Quote
Name: Queenie
Random stuff: A royal blue octopus with gigantic eyes. :D She also has a tiny crown atop her bulbous head and is also a secret assassin (she hugs people too hard by accident, you see; she really has no idea what she's doing and thinks people are hiring her to hug people)! :D Her favourite things to do include bouncing and hugging people, nice-looking objects and plants. She can usually be found bouncing on top of buildings and she has a crush on the Superduperamazingcookie. :D She is a happeh octopus!   
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: Jafar on January 15, 2013, 05:21:47 PM
Alrighty, I understand. I think death via octopus-glomp is too good for the targets I had in mind, though...

That is, if I had any targets. Which I don't. :whistle:
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: Deloria on January 15, 2013, 05:30:35 PM
Oh, it's excruciating, believe me. :D It's like being killed by a boa constrictor except she leaves these weird suction marks that look exactly like hickies; it throws the authorities off completely. :D
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: Jafar on January 15, 2013, 05:39:40 PM
Yeah, but...being killed by something so huggable should be reserved for people who're lower on my hit list.


My hypothetical hit list, that is. :angel:
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: Deloria on January 15, 2013, 05:42:44 PM
But hitting them with 4 tonne weights would make it end too quickly. :P
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: Jafar on January 15, 2013, 05:47:58 PM
It makes such a delightful *CLANG* sound, though! ;D
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: Delling on January 16, 2013, 11:39:30 AM
That Cathedral cake... waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaant... but once I had it... I might never want to eat it... WHY DO THEY BAKE THINGS LIKE!? It's so fancy and awesome that you don't want to eat it but so tasty that you do! :'( <~ 'tis a happy-dilemma tear :P
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: darthkiwi on February 06, 2013, 02:59:23 PM
My lady, those accusations levelled against me (http://www.postudios.com/blog/forum/index.php?topic=13169.0) by malicious rivals are COMPLETELY UNTRUE! I am the innocent victim of slander, a tragic scapegoat on the altar of over-enthusiasm and common GOSSIPERS! :O

To that end, I humbly present myself at your court offering gifts hoping that your fair radiance will shine upon me once more. I present a rose:

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT9YIPMLboCoVISa44P1UaBWZt9w84hapQhc0Le56b1_jVPhu_-Yw)

And a rose in cake form:

(http://www.designercakes.co.uk/gallery/wedding%20cakes/unusual/newlarge/tudor%20rose.jpg)

And beg humbly that you will cast these slanders from your most gracious mind.

EDIT: I return bearing more gifts! A pair of tiaras. :P

(http://knowingtheroyals.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/18a369.jpg)

(http://www.langantiques.com/university/images/5/5d/Cameo_Tiara.jpg)
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 06, 2013, 03:41:54 PM
Awww!
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: Deloria on February 10, 2013, 09:28:53 AM
Oh darling, of course I forgive you! <3 You've fought for me and won and it was glorious! :D And to think that I was going to exile you! Now go and find me a place in the sun. :D
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: Deloria on February 10, 2013, 09:38:39 AM
/me  happily wears the Mellerio floral tiara and serves the post-duel rose cake to the salon. :D
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: Deloria on February 10, 2013, 09:41:08 AM
And of course, cameo cupcakes! :D Because cameos! :D And cupcakes! :D And wedgwood colours! :D

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4009/5167243870_6e3cd93aee_z.jpg)

Now, let's talk about space. :P
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: darthkiwi on February 10, 2013, 09:42:54 AM
Yay! Forgiveness is sweet! :D

Like cake. And cake should be served with tea. :D

(http://www.christies.com/lotfinderimages/d49376/d4937674r.jpg)

As for a place in the sun:

(http://exploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu/images/colonialism1914.jpg)

Maybe German East Africa? :P
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: Deloria on February 10, 2013, 01:27:07 PM
The Congo, I should think. :D
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: Deloria on February 19, 2013, 04:29:12 PM
I am now hearing and trying the case of Darthkiwi, the heinous ripper of the asylum. Have you anything to say for yourself before we begin?
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 19, 2013, 04:51:23 PM
What is his crime, my Queene?
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: darthkiwi on February 19, 2013, 07:09:24 PM
Yes: anyone who would untie a rope which supported a piano which was swinging precariously above their head kinda deserved it :P
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: Delling on February 20, 2013, 05:27:00 AM
Yes: anyone who would untie a rope which supported a piano which was swinging precariously above their head kinda deserved it :P

I am afraid that I must agree, my Queene. Or is it the crime against THE PIANO that we are here to discuss? :P
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: darthkiwi on February 20, 2013, 05:29:24 AM
Oh, I fully accept any charges you care to bring about the piano. :P

Also, I posit that these proceedings have begun on completely the wrong basis! For I did not "kill" him - he untied the rope himself! I should be tried for "Supplying a dangerously stupid person with a loaded piano", not "killing them" :P
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: Deloria on February 20, 2013, 05:39:54 AM
But darling! You knew what might have happened! :P I think you should apologise to the piano for getting moron on it. Did you confuse him into untying the rope? :P
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: Deloria on February 20, 2013, 08:39:24 AM
Caffeine is a terrible, terrible thing. I can hear the Portal 2 co-op music on loop and it makes me feel anxious because conditioning has taught me that it means I'm seconds away from randomly exploding because an omnipresent and omnipotent being doesn't like my being alive. Thank you interactions, I'm so glad my hallucinations have subtext.
Title: Re: Le Salon! (Formerly the Court Threade!)
Post by: darthkiwi on February 20, 2013, 10:21:57 AM
Oh dear :( *snuggles Deloria* <3 <3 <3