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Postby the fire elf » Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:34 am

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Fand is a faery queen, who was once married to the sea god Manannan. After he left her, she was preyed upon by three Fomorian warriors in a battle for control of the Irish Sea. Her only hope in winning the battle was to send for the hero Cuchulainn who would only agree to come, if she would marry him. She reluctantly acquiesced to his wishes, though when she met him, she fell as deeply in love with him as he was with her. Manannan knew that the relationship between the human world and the world of the faery could not continue without eventually destroying the faeries. He erased the memory of one from the other by drawing his magical mantle between the two lovers. Fand was also a minor sea goddess who made her home both in the Otherworld and on the Islands of Man. With her sister, Liban, she was one of the twin goddesses of health and earthly pleasures. She was also known as "Pearl of Beauty". Some scholars believe she was a native Manx deity who was absorbed in the Irish mythology
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Postby the fire elf » Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:48 am

Aes Sidhe

"the people of the hills"

collective name for the old Irish gods who dwell in hills.

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Why the lakebed and not the mountains?
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Postby the fire elf » Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:55 pm

hormone (from Greek ορμή - "to set in motion")

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All multicellular organisms produce hormones (including plants)

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Postby pinemom » Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:17 am

You, fire elf seem like you could inspire the following idea....
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This is what Im working on right now...

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But now, I gotta come up with a costume to match it for me!
Im thinking leafed thong...body paint...need a poll....Fairy wings or no?
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Postby montana wildhack » Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:34 am

definitely fairy wings!

(and this is in no way related to the genuine loveliness of your creation, but does anyone remember the great Night Gallery episode starring Burgess Meredith, where the vines grow over him and bind him to his rocking chair? wow!)
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Postby pinemom » Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:05 am

yeah.. I remember that one...
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Postby Ron » Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:04 am

montana wildhack wrote:...i'm so anti-Bush, I shave.


Best sig. line ever! :)

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Postby the fire elf » Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:27 am

to endeavour to make things congruent with the theme

less inclined to mask something as communicative as body language with faux tree

would like the project to deepen the sense of immediacy between
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Postby the fire elf » Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:03 pm

Scandinavian Mythology

any of the beautiful maidens attendant upon Odin who bring the souls of slain warriors chosen by Odin or Tyr to Valhalla and there wait upon them.
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Postby the fire elf » Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:32 pm

Rangers are seen in everyday life with a dispute to resolve.

Rangers are attacked by an evil foe's minions/footsoldiers.

Rangers fight minions/footsoldiers.

Rangers morph.

Rangers defeat minions/footsoldiers.

Evil enemy revives minion and makes minion grow to gigantic proportions, followed by Rangers summoning giant machines known as Zords and/or their combined form, the Megazord.

Optional: Rangers find that their current powers are insufficient to defeat minion and discover a new power, such as a Battlizer armor for the Red Ranger, a sixth Ranger, or a new Megazord.

Rangers fight and defeat said giant minion.

Rangers are shown back in everyday life, having learned a life lesson which solves the earlier dispute.
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Postby the fire elf » Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:40 pm

the fire elf wrote:DPW are shown back in everyday life, having learned a life lesson which solves the earlier dispute.


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Postby the fire elf » Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:47 pm

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Postby the fire elf » Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:48 pm

she said:

"well...it's there..."


referring an ealier massage...

yet the whole time she was laying there i was paying very close attention for any recognizable indications that she desired me to extend my elbows...

if she was thinking that at the time, i thought it was kinda fun ny she would lay there and not act
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Postby the fire elf » Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:31 pm

I recently took your request to the DPW council, and a member of the Burning Man LLC Board, to see what your current status is. Their decision is that, while you are welcome to attend the event, we cannot have you back with DPW this year. I'm sorry to have to give you the bad news.

Take care of yourself, and have a good summer,

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we cannot have you back with DPW this year.


good thing i took that year off
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Postby the fire elf » Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:37 pm

if you have any kids, leave the foreskin...it's there on purpose
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Postby the fire elf » Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:17 pm

even fish don't live linear
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Postby skygod » Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:48 pm

[quote="pinemom"
But now, I gotta come up with a costume to match it for me!
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Ok you got me thinking. The same djallabah i wore this year covered in el-wire leaves.
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Postby pinemom » Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:07 am

well, dont have enough el wire on hand ( and wrong color anyway) and party is tomorrow.

We came up with same head dress, wings, and painted body(leaves and vines)
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Postby the fire elf » Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:00 am

[French, from Arabic jallbya, from jallb, attractive, from jalaba, to bring, fetch. See glb in Semitic Roots.]

yesterday i walked through the alleyways to fetch something fetching to wear to a costume party...serendipity has been kind to me

[Origin: 1375–1425; late ME bone fire, i.e., a fire with bones for fuel]

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Postby the fire elf » Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:27 am

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The Three Princes of Serendip

“In ancient times there existed in the country of Serendippo, in the Far East, a great and powerful king by the name of Giaffer. He had three sons who were very dear to him. And being a good father and very concerned about their education, he decided that he had to leave them endowed not only with great power, but also with all kinds of virtues of which princes are particularly in need.”

And so the king set off in search of the best tutors throughout the whole island to teach his sons. He finds a number of tutors each a specialist in different fields, and entrusts them to the training of his sons. The three princes, all endowed with great intelligence, soon become well trained in the arts and sciences. The tutors go to the king and tell him of their achievements. However the king is sceptical, and so devises a plan to test his sons. He summons his eldest son to him and announces that he plans to retire to the country, and so his son should succeed him as ruler. To the king’s great surprise, his eldest son politely refuses, insisting that his father is wiser and should reign until his death. The king summons his other sons in turn who both refuse in a similar manner to their older brother.

The king is greatly astonished by the wisdom his sons have displayed, but decides to test them further and send them out into the world to gain empirical experience. He summons the three of them and, pretending to be angry and disappointed banishes them from Serendip.

The sons set off on their journey. They leave Serendip and soon come to the kingdom of the emperor Beramo, which was very rich and powerful. Here they meet a camel driver, who stops and asks them if they have seen one of his camels. Although the brothers have not seen the camel, they had noticed signs of one having passed along the roadside. Eager to show off their brilliant wit and intellect, they ask the camel driver if his lost camel happened to be blind in one eye, missing a tooth and lame. The camel driver, hugely impressed by their accurate description hurries off down the road in pursuit of his wayward camel.

However despite searching the camel driver has no luck finding his camel, and feeling deceived returns to the three princes, who eagerly supply him with more information. They tell him that his camel carries a load of butter on one side and honey on the other, and that the rider was a pregnant woman. The camel driver concludes that the princes themselves must have stolen the camel, and has them imprisoned.

However shortly after a neighbour finds the camel and the princes are released and brought before the emperor Beramo. The emperor asks them how they could have known such details about a camel they had never seen.

The eldest prince replied;

“As the grass was eaten on the side of the road where it was less verdant, I deduced that the camel must be blind to the other side. Also, there were lumps of chewed grass the size of a camels tooth on the roadside, suggesting that the grass had fallen through the gap left by a missing tooth. The tracks left by the camel showed only three foot prints, the fourth being dragged, indicating that the camel was lame. As for the butter and honey, this is clear and ants have been attracted to melted butter on one side of the road and flies to the honey on the other.”

The second brother then explained the more obscure deduction of the pregnant rider;

“I guessed the camel must have carried a woman because I had noticed that near the tracks where the animal had knelt down the imprint of a foot was visible. Because some urine was near by, I wet my fingers and as a reaction to its odour I felt a sort of carnal lust, which convinced me that the imprint was of a woman’s foot.”

“I guessed that the same woman must have been pregnant,” said the third, “because I had noticed nearby handprints which were indicative that the woman, being pregnant, had helped herself up with her hands while urinating.”

The emperor was astounded by the princes’ brilliance and invites them to be his guests. He soon sends them on a mission to another land ruled by a Virgin Queen to retrieve the Mirror of Justice once stolen from him. On their successful return to Beramo the princes discover that the emperor had fallen in love with a beautiful slave girl, Diliramma, who one day questioned his honour in public. In a fit of fury the emperor had had her abandoned in a forest. However the following day Beramo greatly regretted his rash anger, and ordered a search for her. No trace of her was found however, and Beramo was left sick with sorrow.

The three princes of Serendip advised the emperor to build seven beautiful palaces and to stay in each for a week. In addition, the best story tellers from the seven most important cities were to be brought to him to recount a marvellous story.

The weeks pass, and the emperors health steadily recovers. On the seventh week, Beramo is astonished to hear a story about Diliramma and himself! The storyteller soon reveals that he knows Diliramma and that she still loves the emperor in spite of his bad behaviour. Overjoyed, the lovers are reunited.

Beramo asks the three princes how they devised such an effective remedy. The Princes replied that they thought the variation of palaces might help his insomnia, and that as no trace of the girl had been found in the forest, she could not have been eaten by wild animals, and so storytellers from afar should be summoned in case of news of her might be received. As Diliramma had been rescued by a travelling merchant, who took her far away, their theory was precisely correct!

The story ends with the return of the three princes to Serendip, where the three wise sons become three wise rulers. The eldest son succeeds his father as king of Serendip on his death. The second son returns to the land of the Virgin Queen, marries her and become ruler. The youngest son returns to the empire of Beramo and marries his daughter. Shortly after the wedding Beramo dies and the third prince becomes lord of the empire.
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Postby the fire elf » Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:31 am

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The chronicles of the Sassanians, ancient kings of Persia

Having thus avenged himself, he returned to his pavilion without
saying one word of what had happened, gave orders that the tents
should be struck, and everything made ready for his journey. All
was speedily prepared, and before day he began his march, with
kettle-drums and other instruments of music, that filled everyone
with joy, excepting the king; he was so much afflicted by the
disloyalty of his wife, that he was seized with extreme
melancholy, which preyed upon his spirits during the whole of his
journey.

When he drew near the capital of the Indies, the sultan Shier-ear
and all his court came out to meet him. The princes were
overjoyed to see one another, and having alighted, after mutual
embraces and other marks of affection and respect, remounted, and
entered the city, amidst the acclamations of the people. The
sultan conducted his brother to the palace provided for him,
which had a communication with his own by a garden. It was so
much the more magnificent as it was set apart as a banqueting-
house for public entertainments, and other diversions of the
court, and its splendour had been lately augmented by new
furniture.

Shier-ear immediately left the king of Tartary, that he might
give him time to bathe, and to change his apparel. As soon as he
had done, he returned to him again, and they sat down together on
a sofa or alcove. The courtiers out of respect kept at a
distance, and the two princes entertained one another suitably to
their friendship, their consanguinity, and their long separation.
The time of supper being come, they ate together, after which
they renewed their conversation, which continued till Shier-ear,
perceiving that it was very late, left his brother to repose.
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Postby the fire elf » Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:11 pm

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A Wizard of Earthsea

was once the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, but once he was called Sparrowhawk, a reckless youth, hungry for power and knowledge, who tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world.
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