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Re: Strange chats in the night...
« Reply #800 on: May 21, 2008, 07:41:22 AM »
XD lol... ...I really did initially think you'd talked him into suicide or rather that your chats with him were far less supportive than I had thought. :P
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Re: Strange chats in the night...
« Reply #801 on: May 23, 2008, 09:29:57 PM »
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Re: Strange chats in the night...
« Reply #802 on: July 05, 2008, 12:36:04 PM »
XD lol... ...I really did initially think you'd talked him into suicide or rather that your chats with him were far less supportive than I had thought. :P
I'm supportive! :P Within reason, that is. XD

(Posted on: 24 May 2008, 18:12:01)


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Brandon: Allo, ma reine! Je suis retourne
Freya: Hello again. :)
Comment ça va? :D
Brandon: ca va bien, et toi?
Freya: Bien, merci. :)
How was lunch? :)
Brandon: all right... there were mashed sweet potatoes... I'm still divided in my opinion on them
 Freya: On sweet potatoes or on their being mashed? :P
Brandon: on their being mashed XD
Freya: XD I'd not be sure about that either. :P
Brandon: how did your bothering of Petra go? :P
Freya: It's going well. :D We're discussing a certain chronicle which claims that, while Charlamagne was fighting the Saxons "This was witnessed by a large number of people, both inside and outside, many of whom are still alive today; and they say that they saw the likeness of two shields, red in colour and flaming and moving to and fro over the church.". :P
Brandon: :expression of disbelief: :P
Freya: XD XD
Yes. :P
We're discussing what it may have been and if the rest of the chronicle is now trustworthy, since we both blame the rumour mill. XD
Brandon: ah... yes, the trustworthiness of old chronicles is a rather ubiquitous problem
Freya: Though I did suggest it might have been a particularly vivid irridescent cloud. :P
At first anyway :P
It is. :-\
Brandon: around sunset, that might be a more rational explanation :P
that is to say: "if it had been around sunset..."
Freya: I believe it was, but I'd have to check again. :P
How has your afternoon gone? :)
Brandon: the usual... a little trek across campus to the parking deck and then waiting around at the car to go home... not much to say really :-/
Freya: Ah . :-\
Brandon: is playing with Velcro at the moment
aww... my brother took away the toy and is playing with him now
Freya: Aww. :(
Brandon: Velcro... is grooming himself
Freya: XD XD Of course he is. :P And ignoring the toy, despite the desperate attempts of mere humans to please him. :P
Brandon: XD
yes that's it
you know, back on Charlemagne and the Saxons, it could have been two shield shaped clouds at sunset (not unlike the Grail shaped beacon of Castle Anthrax)
Freya: XD XD XD
It could have been, yes. :P
Or perhaps just two shield-shaped objects set afire and thrown into the air. :P
Possibly real shields, which had caught fire in the struggle. ;P
Brandon: it was a prank played by initiates at the nearby monastery
Freya: XD XD XD XD
Brandon: they never dreamed that it would make it into the history books
Freya: XD They must have been so proud. :P
Brandon: they were... until the abbot found out...
Freya: XD XD Were they expelled? :o
Brandon: that unfortunately did not make it into the history books
Freya: They were probably too ashamed and blackmailed their former fellow initiates into omitting it from the tale. :P
Brandon: XD
perhaps they chanced upon some discovery (monks always seem to be doing this) and paid off their former fellows with it
Freya: They do indeed...perhaps they could even buy their way back into the monastery. :D
(though, if memory serves, I believe they had to give up all personal property upon becoming initiates)
Brandon: in which case the discovery rightly belongs to the monastery... but being expelled, they might threaten to renounce their vow of poverty and keep their acquired secrets for themselves
Freya: Perhaps they found Aristotle's Second Book Of Poetics. :P
Indeed. :D
Brandon: or Archimedes’ work with infinitesimals
Freya: Indeed. :D
Or perhaps the Sforza Hours. :P
A few centuries premature though that is. XD
Brandon: well... they'd be let back in immediately for that to be sure XP
Freya: Indeed. :P Perhaps they could even prove that the monks stole from the local nobility. :P
Brandon: maybe that's where they got the shields in the first place
Freya: In which case the monastery would be burned, the abbot sacked (or killed) and the initiates left to divide the property amongst themselves before it got seized. :P
Brandon: XD
Freya: Exactly. :D
Maybe they were only borrowing the shields. :D
And so the abbot got irate not at the initiates, but at the nobility. :P
Brandon: thus saving the initiates from trouble
 Freya: Almost. :P The abbot then stole some of the noble's most valuable treasures in retaliation and blamed it on the initiates :P
Who were then kicked out only indirectly because of the shield business. :P
Brandon: XD
and this is a very thorough abbot XP
Freya: XD XD He is. XD
Brandon: so, it might have been initiates from the local monastery (later dealt with by this most thorough of abbots), shield-shaped clouds at sunset, a particularly iridescent cloud, oo! the Northern Lights!, or nothing at all... maybe...
Freya: XD XD XD Indeed. :P
I'm fondest of the initiate idea. :P
Perhaps we should re-write the chronicle in that cynical fashion. XD
Brandon: XD... better that we annotate it to that effect: marginalia and scholia are sometimes given higher priority than the actual text :P
Freya: XD XD
All right. XD :D
http://www.deremilitari.org/resources/sources/charlemagne1.htm :D
The second one. :P
We could also pick at the rest of it. :P
I was thinking about the Saxon siege-engines in particular. :P
Brandon: this portion: "For since they were unable to deceive the defenders in this castrum by assurances as they had done those in the other castellum, they began to array their troops for battle and to prepare the siege-machinery so that they could capture the fortress by main force; but by God's will the catapults which they had set up did more harm to them than to those within the fortress."
Freya: For example. :D
Brandon: maybe whenever they say "by God's will" and the like it could be replaced with monastic initiates
Freya: XD XD XD
By the will of monastic initiates? :D
Brandon: by the pranks of monastic initiates
XD
Freya: Of course. XD
And what did they do this time? :P
Brandon: "by God's will" just sounded better in practice... and after all (the writer reasons) monastic initiates are an extension of God's will
Freya: XD XD A very reasonable explanation indeed. :D
And the chronicler had to bring God into it every so often, or he would have been thought a pagan. :P
Brandon: and that was a rather dangerous thing to be thought to be
Freya: It was indeed. :P He might even have been thought a Saxon. :o
Brandon: Oh my... that won't do at all...
"I'll have to work Him in more often" (the writer thinks) :P
 Freya: XD XD XD
And so, the chronicler reluctantly struck out "by the pranks of monastic initiates" and inserted "by God's will". :P
Brandon: yes... he had to think first: which parts should I replace with God's action... of course! the monastic initiates!
Freya: XD XD XD
It's only an extension of the truth, really. :P
Brandon: that's what he kept telling himself
Freya: He had to justify it somehow.
Brandon: though he felt it a shame to discredit the initiates... ...but then when he heard of the thoroughness of the abbot, he felt better about it
Freya: Indeed, more pressure would only have been put on the abbot to punish them if more had known.
Brandon: yes, and so, ultimately, it was a great relief to the writer's conscience that he had not indicated them...
Freya: It was. The initiates were so indebted, that they shared their treasure with him. :P
Brandon: XD
and they all had a laugh for old times’ sake... with some booby trapped catapults that threw flaming shields straight up in the air XD
Freya: XD XD XD XD
Exactly! :D
Brandon: and so the mysteries of history are unfolded and it is revealed the great part that monastic initiates truly played XD
Freya: XD XD XD We are forever indebted to them. :P
Brandon: we just didn't know how much! :P
Freya: After all, if they'd not inspired Charlamagne's troops with such awe, then the Saxons might have won and changed the borders and histories of all lands since! :P
Brandon: and that would be a grave lost to history in deed... it just wouldn't be the same XP
Freya: XD XD Indeed not. :P
And Histeria! would have to be rewritten…
Brandon: imagine how shakespeare would change... the nature of his works might change such that it would be harder to set their descriptions to song :P
Freya: Indeed so. :P
And the WOTR might never have occured, in which case there would be no Tale of the Tudors. :o
Brandon: and perhaps no Good Queene Bess... oh, what a loss to us all that would be!


(Posted on: 05 July 2008, 20:25:54)


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Freya: Indeed!
After all, perhaps the Western Franks would have taken after the Saxons and rebelled against Charlamagne!
In which case, there would have been no Capetian dynasty and no Norman invasion at all. :O
Brandon: :(
*thinks himself wrong to take solace in the relief such a history offers Anglo-Saxon and would very deeply the English history we have*
Freya: It would have influenced the history of the known world. :D Except possibly for Asia...but they were always rather secluded until a few centuries ago and with the exception of the Golden Horde. :P
Brandon: yes... well, China had its very intriguing exploratory push... after which, they closed their borders... our world would be very different if they hadn't...
Freya: Indeed
Brandon: I do wonder about what they found... perhaps they ran afoul of a tribe practicing human sacrifice and decided the world was best left alone
Freya: XD It would be interesting to know.
I wonder why they just closed off though?
They were so far advanced.
Or...maybe it was just Europe which was so terribly behind. :P
Brandon: I guess they decided the rest of the world wasn't ready for them yet :P
Freya: What snobs. :P The monastic initiates could have made lightening them up a next task. :D
Brandon: XD
Freya: brb
Brandon: of course
Freya: Back, so sorry. :)
Brandon: no problem


Freya: We could try Bede. :D His works feature "miracles". :P
Brandon: XD... which is rather unknown science? and the work of mountebanks and street merchants? :P
(or monastic initiates who have toiled long over makeshift chemistry sets)
Freya: XD XD Unknown science, mostly. :P
But I imagine we can work monastic initates into it quite well. :D
And the mysterious way prayers work when in a raging (grossly exaggerated) tempest. :P
Which was, doubtless, the work of malevolent demons. :P
Brandon: in what mysterious way did they work? eyes curiously
Freya: They readily complied with the request and commands of the holy Church, and putting to sea, sailed half way over from Gaul to Britain with a fair wind. There on a sudden they were obstructed by the malevolence of demons, who were jealous that such men should be sent to bring back the Britons to the faith. They raised storms, and darkened the sky with clouds. The sails could not bear the fury of the winds, the sailors' skill was forced to give way, the ship was sustained by prayer, not by strength, and as it happened, their spiritual commander and bishop, being spent with weariness, had fallen asleep. Then the tempest, as if the person that opposed it had given way, gathered strength, and the ship, overpowered by the waves, was ready to sink. Then the blessed Lupus and all the rest awakened their elder, that he might oppose the raging elements. He, showing himself the more resolute in proportion to the greatness of the danger, called upon Christ, and having, in the name of the Holy Trinity, sprinkled a little water, quelled the raging waves, admonished his companion, encouraged all, and all unanimously fell to prayer. The Deity heard their cry, the enemies were put to flight, a calm ensued, the winds veering about applied themselves to forward their voyage, and having soon traversed the ocean, they enjoyed the quiet of the wished for shore. A multitude flocking thither from all parts, received the priests, whose coming had been foretold by the predictions even of their adversaries. For the wicked spirits declared what they feared, and when the priests afterwards expelled them from the bodies they had taken possession of, they made known the nature of the tempest, and the dangers they had occasioned, and that they had been overcome by the merits and authority of the saints.
Sorry. :( didn't realise it would be so long
Brandon: full screens no problems :P
oh my this account is rather slanted... it is very obvious that the writer is attempting to parrot Christ calming the storm and sea on the Sea of Galilee
Freya: It is. XD

AFTER this, a certain man, who had the quality of a tribune, came forward with his wife, and presented his blind daughter, ten years of age, for the priests to cure. they ordered her to be set before their adversaries, who, being convinced by guilt of conscience, joined their entreaties to those of the child's parents, and besought the priests that she might be cured. The priests, therefore, perceiving their adversaries to yield, made a short prayer, and then Germanus, full of the Holy Ghost, invoked the Trinity, and taking into his hands a casket with relics of saints, which hung about his neck, applied it to the girl's eyes, which were immediately delivered from darkness and filled with the light of truth. The parents rejoiced, and the people were astonished at the miracle; after which, the wicked opinions were so fully obliterated from the minds of all, that they ardently embraced the doctrine of the priests.
Brandon: (translation: he gave her his glasses)
Freya: XD XD XD XD
This is, by far, the most amusing chat I've had all year. :P
Brandon: XD
I'm glad your enjoying it... I'm a little annoyed with Bede... he reads like a tele-evangelist... the sort that bring people up on stage to BE HEALED
Freya: "AS they were returning from thence, Germanus fell and broke his leg, by the contrivance of the Devil, who did not know that, like Job, his merits would be enhanced by the affliction of his body."
Brandon: (they always seem to shout that bit)
(translation: the bed rest thus acquired helped him recuperate a lot... and it was more of a sprain really)
Freya: XD XD XD XD
And yes, I agree about Bede. :P
Brandon: well... I guess past generations had to have their tele-evangelists and infomercials too... they just didn't have the decency to use as transient of a medium as we do :P
Freya: Indeed. XD
At least only very few could read it. :P
Most could just ignore it that way. :D


(Posted on: 05 July 2008, 20:27:42)


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Brandon: much like changing the channel... that must be it really... there was no protection really against bad writing: writing in itself was good enough
Freya: Indeed. XD
No cure at all...those poor people. :P
Brandon: yes... thankfully we now have the publishing community to stand between people and the masses
Freya: Whilst he was thus detained some time in the same place by illness, a fire broke out in a cottage neighbouring to that in which he was; and having burned down the other houses which were thatched with reed, was carried on by the wind to the dwelling in which he lay. The people all flocked to the prelate, entreating that they might lift him in their arms, and save him from the impending danger. He, however, rebuked them, and relying on faith, would not suffer himself to be removed. The multitude, in despair, ran to oppose the conflagration; however, for the greater manifestation of the Divine power, whatsoever the crowd endeavoured to save, was destroyed; but what he who was disabled and motionless occupied, the flame avoided, sparing the house that gave entertainment to the holy man, and raging about on every side of it; whilst the house in which he lay appeared untouched, amid the general conflagration. The multitude rejoiced at the miracle, and praised the superior power of God.
Indeed. XD
I would suggest a passing cloud rained on his cottage. :P
Heavily. :P
Brandon: well, you see, the sprain had healed... and he spent his time, whilst the townspeople weren't around, running around drenching the house with water..
he couldn't let them see him doing this...
Freya: XD XD
Which is why he resisted their attempts to pick him up.,
Brandon: then he would miss out on the staying in bed and breakfasts in bed and lunch... and dinner... and all the fawning attention for being so courageous and faithful :P
Freya: He didn't want them to see that his leg had healed
XD XD XD
Brandon: exactly
Freya: Maybe he even started the fire. :o
Just to "prove" that his house wouldn't be affected
Brandon: that sounds overly conniving... though at the moment... I might not put it past Bede :P
besides sneaking around town would be pretty risky... people might find his bed empty or see him up and about
Freya: Indeed. :-\
Perhaps he had a monastic initiate do it!
 Brandon: XD that's it!
Villager: What'ya doin'?
Initiate: Burnin' stuff.
Villager: Why?
Initiate: *beaming* I'm an initiate.
Villager: o... 'kaaaay.
Freya: XD XD XD XD
We must post this chat later. XD
Brandon: XD
Freya: If you have no objection. :P
Brandon: none... and I had no idea that Christian historians took such liberties :rollseyes:
Freya: XD XD Nor I. :P
It is impossible to relate what Christ wrought by his servant, what wonders the sick man performed: for whilst he would suffer no medicines to be applied to his distemper, he one night saw a person in garments as white as snow, standing by him, who reaching out his hand, seemed to raise him up, and ordered him to stand boldly upon his feet; from which time his pain ceased, and he was so perfectly restored, that when the day came on, he, without any hesitation, set forth upon his journey.
Our theory is given even more support. :P
Brandon: indeed... if any fever accompanied the sprain, it seems to have also caused hallucinations :P
Freya: XD XD XD XD
Brandon: Bede must have marvelled at how his subject matter was able to drench the house in water while on a broken leg... :P ...he missed the "I told them it was broken... but I think it was probably just a sprain"
Bede suffered from that epidemic of selective hearing
Freya: XD XD
A terrible handicap. :P
But yes, he must have been awed by the divine power of such miracle. :P
Brandon: yes... so many documenters seem to have this issue
you know... there's no treatment... I don't know why... maybe there is and people just won't take it
Freya: XD XD XD
Perhaps they don't know they suffer from it. :-\
Brandon: I think they won't believe anyone who tells them they have it... oh, no, they don't hear it! It's their condition!
Freya: XD XD XD
What a terrible vicious circle. :(
Brandon: indeed... very disturbing...
:shakes head: it's such a shame really
Freya: It is. :(
Brandon: I mean... take Bede for instance... in an age with so few writers, he just happens to have this condition... such a waste
Freya: XD XD Indeed. :-\
It's odd how the yellow journalism is always most famous. :(
To compare very badly. XD
Brandon: XD
Freya: I've found more hallucinations. :D
Brandon: XD
Freya: IT happened quite the contrary with one in the province of the Mercians, whose visions and words, and also his behavior, were neither advantageous to others nor to himself. In the reign of Coenred, who succeeded Ethelred, there was a layman in a military employment, no less acceptable to the king for his worldly industry, than displeasing to him for his private neglect of himself. The king often admonished him to confess and amend, and to forsake his wicked courses, before he should lose all time for repentance and amendment by a sudden death. Though frequently warned, he despised the words of salvation, and promised he would do penance at some future time. In the meantime, falling sick he was confined to his bed, and began to feel very severe pains. The king coming to him (for he loved the man), earnestly exhorted him, even then, before death, to repent of his offences. He answered, "He would not then confess his sins, but would do it when he was recovered of his sickness, lest his companions should upbraid him of having done that for fear of death, which he had refused to do in health." He thought he then spoke very bravely, but it afterwards appeared that he had been miserable deluded by the wiles of the Devil.

The distemper still increasing, when the king came again to visit and instruct him, he cried out with a lamentable voice, "What will you have now? What are ye come for? for you can no longer do me any good." The king answered, "Do not talk so; behave yourself like a man in his right mind." "I am not mad," replied he, "but I have now all the guilt of my wicked conscience before my eyes." - "What is the meaning of that? " rejoined the king. "Not long since," said he, "there came into this room two most beautiful youths, and sat down by me, the one at my head and the other at my feet. One of them produced a very small and most curious book, and gave it me to read; looking into it, I there found all the good actions I had ever done in my life written down, and they were very few and inconsiderable. They took back the book and said nothing to me. Then, on a sudden, appeared an army of wicked and deformed spirits, encompassing this house without, and filling it within. Then he, who, by the blackness of his dismal face, and his sitting above the rest, seemed to be the chief of them, taking out a book horrid to behold, of a prodigious size, and of almost insupportable weight, commanded one of his followers to bring it to me to read. Having read it, I found therein most plainly written in black characters, all the crimes I ever committed, not only in word and deed, but even in the least thought; and he said to those men in white, who sat by me, 'Why do you sit here, since you most certainly know that this man is ours?' They answered, 'You are in the right; take and add him to the number of the damned.' This said, they immediately vanished, and two most wicked spirits rising, with forks In their hands, one of them struck me on the head, and the other on the foot. These strokes are now with great torture penetrating through my bowels to the inward parts of my body, and as soon as they meet I shall die, and the devils being ready to snatch me away I shall be dragged into hell."


(Posted on: 05 July 2008, 20:31:54)


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Brandon: XD this is so bad... it even has bad theology... clearly fever induced... 'tis a merry little delusion tho' :rollseyes: :P
Freya: XD XD Indeed. :P
This is the worst account of a miracle, ever: IN the meantime, the Saxons and Picts, with their united forces, made war upon the Britons, who, being thus by fear and necessity compelled to take up arms, and thinking themselves unequal to their enemies, implored the assistance of the holy bishops; who, hastening to them as they had promised, inspired so much courage into these fearful people, that one would have thought they had been joined by a mighty army. Thus, by these holy apostolic men, Christ Himself commanded in their camp. The holy days of Lent were also at hand, and were rendered more religious by the presence of the priests, insomuch that the people being instructed by daily sermons, resorted in crowds to be baptized; for most of the army desired admission to the saving water; a church was prepared with boughs for the feast of the resurrection of our Lord, and so fitted up in that martial camp, as if it were in a city. The army advanced, still wet with the baptismal water; the faith of the people was strengthened and whereas human power had before been despaired of, the Divine assistance was now relied upon. The enemy received advice of the state of the army, and not questioning their success against an unarmed multitude, hastened forwards, but their approach was, by the scouts, made known to the Britons; the greater part of whose forces being just come from the font, after the celebration of Easter, and preparing to arm and carry on the war, Germanus declared he would be their leader. He picked out the most active, viewed the country round about, and observed, in the way by which the enemy was expected, a valley encompassed with hills. In that place he drew up his inexperienced troops, himself acting as their general. A multitude of fierce enemies appeared, whom as soon as those that lay in ambush saw approaching, Germanus, bearing in his hands the standard instructed his men all in a loud voice to repeat his words, and the enemy advancing securely, as thinking to take them by surprise, the priests three times cried, Hallelujah. A universal shout of the same word followed, and the hills resounding the echo on all sides, the enemy was struck with dread, fearing, that not only the neighbouring rocks, but even the very skies were falling upon them and such was their terror, that their feet were not swift enough to deliver them from it. They fled in disorder, casting away their arms, and well satisfied if, with their naked bodies, they could escape the danger; many of them, in their precipitate and hasty flight, were swallowed up by the river which they were passing. The Britons, without the loss of a man, beheld their vengeance complete, and became inactive spectators of their victory. The scattered spoils were gathered up, and the pious soldiers rejoiced in the success which heaven had granted them. The prelates thus triumphed over the enemy without bloodshed, and gained a victory by faith, without the aid of human force and, having settled the affairs of the Island, and restored tranquillity by the defeat, as well as of the invisible; as of the carnal enemies, prepared to return home. Their own merits, and the intercession of the holy martyr Alban, obtained them a safe passage, and the happy vessel restored them in peace to their rejoicing people.
Brandon: it is rather horrible... it's not even all that miraculous: Germanus knows basic tactics of choke points and Britons apparently held religious ceremony before battle...
Freya: XD XD Indeed XD
And yet the way it's displayed..gah, it's so ridiculous. :P
Brandon: it is indeed... the puts on overly officious voice "Christ Himself commanded in their camp" is particularly over the top
Freya: Even the title is terrible: HOW THE SAME BISHOPS PROCURED THE BRITONS ASSISTANCE FROM HEAVEN IN A BATTLE, AND THEN RETURNED HOME. [A.D. 429.]
  XD XD XD
Indeed. :P
Brandon: it would be better titled: On the Matter of Holding Service Before Battle and the Intricacies of Letting Religious Leaders Lead In Battle
Freya: XD XD It would indeed. :P
Brandon: (apparently the advice is "do the first, and try to get one who knows what he's doing on the battlefield")
Freya: XD XD XD
"from heaven" is particularly exaggerated. :P
Brandon: unless Germanus descended then and there... it's pure symbolism
Freya: Indeed. :(
Brandon: is distracted by Velcro's entrance :P
Freya: XD XD And rightly so. :D
is looking for more absurd claims :P
Brandon: XD
If Germanus ever says, "BE HEAL-L'DUH"... or roughly equivalently... ... ...:P
Freya: XD XD XD 
In the meantime, the wicked spirits flying about the whole island, foretold by constraint that Germanus was coming, insomuch that one Elafius, a chief of that region, hastened to meet the holy men, without having received any certain news, carrying with him his son, who laboured under a weakness of his limbs in the very flower of his youth; for the nerves being withered, his leg was so contracted that the limb was useless, and he could not walk. All the country followed this Elafius. The priests arrived, and were met by the ignorant multitude, whom they blessed, and preached the word of God to them. They found the people constant in the faith as they had left them; and learning that but few had gone astray, they found out the authors, and condemned them. Then Elafius cast himself at the feet of the priests, presenting his son, whose distress was visible, and needed no words to express it. All were grieved, but especially the priests, who put up their prayers for him before the throne of mercy; and Germanus, causing the youth to sit down, gently passed his healing hand over the leg which was contracted; the limb recovered its strength and soundness by the power of his touch, the withered nerves were restored, and the youth was, in the presence of all the people delivered whole to his father. The multitude was amazed at the miracle, and the Catholic faith was firmly planted in the minds of all; after which, they were, in a sermon warned and exhorted to make amends for their errors. By the judgment of all, the spreaders of the heresy, who had been expelled the island, were brought before the priests, to be conveyed up into the continent, that the country might be rid of them, and they corrected of their errors. Thus the faith in those parts continued long after pure and untainted. All things being settled, he blessed prelates returned home as prosperously as they came.
Brandon: this as close to "BE HEAL'LDUH" as we've seen him get... I was fascinated/distracted by talk of "withered nerves"
Freya: XD XD
He's so ridiculous. XD
Brandon: He's no Josephus... or Cicero... or Herodotus... or... well, you see where this is going :P
Freya: XD XD XD
Brandon: he's more a popularizer for the Roman Church than a historian... more a comic book writer than a documenter
Freya: Indeed. :(
Brandon: I thought Bede was more reputable than this...
Freya: Unfortunately not. :(
Brandon: well... at least you know where you stand with Bede... you know what his agenda is... you don't have to guess :P
Freya: I had such a high opinion of him before tonight. XD
XD XD Indeed. :P
Brandon: the genesis of AD from Bede:
anno ab incarnatione Domini
anno incarnationis dominicae
Freya: brb, it's storming. :P
Brandon: of course :)
until final anno Domini... the second looks like an effort to
shorten the term (doesn't seem to have worked... or maybe his publisher wasn't willing to pay for 4 words when it could so easily be 3 :P)
Freya: Back, sorry.
XD XD XD
Brandon: welcome back
Freya: It is church Latin. :P
Thank you. :)
Brandon: You're welcome :)
how is the storm?
(not compelled by demons I take it?)
Freya: XD XD Not as far as I can tell...Though Zeus is throwing down his lightening bolts in a rage. :D
I think it's because more people won't acknowledge me as a pagan goddess. ;P
Brandon: XD
Freya: But the storm is beautiful and very refreshing. :P It's been so hot recently. :(
Brandon: we could use rain over here too... it's been rather hot... it's not as humid as usual though so that's a plus
and rain would add humidity... wishes it were just cooler :P
Freya: :( How warm does it get there?
Brandon: I think... we found it gets to be between 20-30 C (usually 80's and sometimes 90's F)
Freya: It does here as well. :-\
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Occasionally warmer than 30°
Very seldom hitting 40°
Brandon: isn't certain of the exact exchange :P ...chiefly I can't remember which gets the parentheses :P
(9/5)(C+32) ... and (5/9)F - 32... I think... wikis
gach... other way :P
Freya: Ah. :(
Brandon: (9/5)*C+32 ... and (5/9)*(F - 32)
so 30's C is 90's F
Freya: Ah. :)
Sorry, I was too tired to do the conversion myself. :(
Brandon: I was more concerned myself with rightly recalling the formulae :P
yes... it is rather late for you :-/
Freya: Of course. XD
Brandon: though it's not yet as earlier as it was last night XD IIRC
Freya: Sorry, Gtalk crashed without warning
Brandon: perhaps it's trying to tell you that you need sleep :P... or that it does... one of those :P
Freya: XD XD
I'll retire in a few minutes. :P
It's really been wonderful talking to you. :)
Brandon: it has been very fun talking to you as well... especially our discoveries regarding monastic initiates
Freya: Indeed. :P We must post the log and tell the world. :P
Brandon: yes! the world must know of the momentous effect initiates have had on history!
Freya: Indeed! :P
Brandon: ...and be warned of their inclinations towards playing pranks... :P
Freya: XD XD XD Especially that. :P
Is Vamsi to take over for you until you return?
Brandon: I asked him and he just told me to split the cells at low concentration today and leave them... I'll write him an email about feeding them Friday or so :P
(which I'll have to do tonight some time *makes list of things to do*) :P
Freya: All right :P
He must let you know if anything happens regarding the brownie plot. :P
Brandon: He must! though I think he is less interested in the why of the matter than we are
Freya: XD Aww. :( In which part of the matter is he interested? :P
Brandon: in the more practical matter of keeping them from making a mess of lab and ruining the equipment
Freya: XD XD But that's no fun. :(
Brandon: I know... didn't see the brownies today at all in lab I shall ask them about the matter monday and provide a treat to a pixie :)
Freya: I thought you find a drunken one?
  *drunk
All right. :D
Brandon: XD a drunken gnome
who wasn't much help
Freya: XD XD It really was a typo. XD
Nevermind, I'll think of the grammatical aspects of it tomorrow. XD
When I'm not falling asleep at the keyboard :P
Brandon: yes... I was going to say... it seems a "tired typo" :P
Freya: It is. XD
just misspelled "evening" three times whenever she tried to correct it XD
Brandon: XD
I think milady needs rest
Freya: I think you're right. :P
Brandon: hmm... it seems I have to do the dishes tonight...
Freya: Of course, I'll let you go. :P
Brandon: perhaps we should here part ways as it were: I to my dishes, and you to your sleep envies (sleep is many times the better of dishes)
Freya: Thank you again for the wonderful conversation. :)
XD XD It is indeed. :P
Brandon: You are most welcome... we shall have to have more like this :P
Oiche mhaith :)
Freya: We shall indeed. :D
Bonne nuit. :)
Brandon: Au revoir (my brother is demanding I do the dishes presently :-/)
Freya: Of course. :)
Bonne nuit. :)
is trying to shake off others XD
Brandon: XD bonam fortunam... au revoir (encore)
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Re: Strange chats in the night...
« Reply #803 on: July 05, 2008, 05:32:29 PM »
I tried reading all that. I tried. Do I still get credit? XD


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Re: Strange chats in the night...
« Reply #804 on: July 05, 2008, 09:36:54 PM »
I'm not even attempting...A little overboard, Deloria :P
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Re: Strange chats in the night...
« Reply #805 on: June 13, 2009, 01:44:28 PM »
There are longer chats. :P

I'm disappointed in both of you. :no: ;P

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Re: Strange chats in the night...
« Reply #806 on: June 14, 2009, 03:04:08 PM »
You think that's strange? You don't wanna know what I chatted about last night...
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« Reply #807 on: June 14, 2009, 06:08:37 PM »
You think that's strange? You don't wanna know what I chatted about last night...
same ehre.  You don't.
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« Reply #808 on: June 15, 2009, 04:30:59 AM »
Not strange, just awesome and amusing. :P And this is the only chat thread we have. :P
 
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« Reply #809 on: June 15, 2009, 07:12:16 AM »
Not strange, just awesome and amusing. :P And this is the only chat thread we have. :P
Ahh.

BTW I read that really long one. ;D
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Re: Strange chats in the night...
« Reply #810 on: November 29, 2009, 06:53:36 AM »
Ranting about Twilight. ;P
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David: How was your day?
Deloria: I was kidnapped and made to watch a sparkling vampire making out with a very dull and inarticulate girl. ;P I hate this generation and want out. XP
David: What?!?! XP
Deloria: A friend pulled me on to the wrong train and insisted I go see Twilight with her so she could reform me. ;P
I've never had such a dull afternoon. ;P
David: XD I see. :)
Deloria: Though window-shopping was fun. :)
David: Sounds rather unpleasant. :P
Deloria: Very. ;P
David: Woot. :P
Deloria: Sorry. :P
David: It's fine. :P
Deloria: She wouldn't let me leave. :(
David: It's really fine. :)
I'm just glad you are alright. <3
Deloria: If you can call "scarred for life" all right. ;P
David: XD XD
Indeed. ;P
I'll do my best to help you recover. <3
Deloria: I think I bothered everyone by sniggering at the sheer stupidity throughout the entire film. ;P
And the romance scenes were painfully awkward and stilted and the movie was just horrible in every way. XP How can 90% of all females be so daft? XP
David: :( :(
I have no idea. :P
Deloria: They'll all win Darwin Awards anyway, so I guess we'll be fine soon enough. ::)
David:   XD
You wish. ;P
Deloria: Oh yes, just what I want, more men throwing themselves at me because 90% of the former female population seems to have mysteriously died. ;P
David: XD XD
You think males are smarter? ;P
Deloria: Well, they probably won't wait around until they're beyond  childbearing years for sparkling vampires to find and marry them and thus automatically take themselves out of the gene pool. :P
 
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Re: Strange chats in the night...
« Reply #811 on: November 29, 2009, 10:42:09 AM »
Aww, I liked New Moon. XD
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Re: Strange chats in the night...
« Reply #812 on: November 29, 2009, 12:29:38 PM »
I learned long ago not to watch movies that were formerly books that I love.  (Yes, I am a Twilight fan--NOT a fangirl!  :pleased: )  Twilight is one of those things that I refuse to see onscreen, because how can these incredible descriptions be portrayed in real life? The same goes for Harry Potter--I strictly only read the books--how could any director make a Patronus as awesome as I have it in my head?  No thanks.

I guess I love books too much to see them ruined as a movie.

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« Reply #813 on: November 29, 2009, 12:39:29 PM »
I don't know...I think the books ruined Twilight. :P
 
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« Reply #814 on: November 29, 2009, 04:30:10 PM »
I really don't have any problems with reading books and watching their movies, as long as they do a good job with the movie, which I think they did with HP and Twilight. Really only bothers me when they make a bad movie, like Eragon. One of my favorite book series ever is the Sword of Truth series, and the tv show they made from it, Legend of the Seeker, I absolutely love as well even though it's very different from the books, mostly just roughly the same characters and overarching plotline. Just have to keep them seperate in my head.

(Actually, I really like that they put it a bunch of new stuff in LotS, as this way I don't know what's coming and it's new to me.)

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Re: Strange chats in the night...
« Reply #815 on: November 29, 2009, 05:01:54 PM »
I think Twilight was quite silly from the beginning. They should've done the movies in an over-the-top, big ham comedic style. XD
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« Reply #816 on: November 29, 2009, 11:04:00 PM »
I don't know...I think the books ruined Twilight. :P
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« Reply #817 on: November 29, 2009, 11:15:07 PM »
I purposely don't read the books right before seeing the movie. I really enjoyed Twilight (and Eragon, and Harry Potter) so when I saw the movies, I expected to enjoy it. I actually liked the Eragon movie (...mostly because Murtagh was cute). XD

Twilight (the movie :P) was horrific though. I couldn't stand Robert Pattinson as Edward. He grew on me by the end of the movie, but every time I watch it I'm just like "This guy is a jerk and a creeper. Why do I care?" even though I loved the books. XP
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« Reply #818 on: January 09, 2010, 12:52:22 AM »
Yawwwnnnnnnnn.....

Gosh darn it, it's Friday night and I'm sleepy! Grrrr.  >:(  I'm fighting to stay awake for the sole purpose of staying awake, but it's hard.  :wall:

On the plus side, I talked piercings with some Simmers on the Sims 3 forum.  We decided that since I'm a Taurus I should get a septum piercing. (Yeah right.  :P) I am bull, hear me roar.

Sorry, this is a long and boring post, but I'm running out of interesting places to go online.  Too late to do much else, anyway...
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Re: Strange chats in the night...
« Reply #819 on: January 13, 2010, 03:21:04 PM »
I'm...just gonna hold my tongue and not rant about Twilight.



Wait...no I'm not. I'm upset that alot of the same generation of people who loved Harry Potter can like the nonsense that is Twilight. There, I said it.

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