Ookla the Tolkien

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  1. 7:30ish on the 11th is just dandy!
  2. The 11th sounds great to me!
  3. Blessedly not as cold as last year, but a blanket is indeed recommended. Hope to see y’all at the thing tonight!
  4. ...yay?
  5. Seriously. I just found this on somebody's twitter feed. But anyways. Title speaks for itself. "It was a dark and stormy goat."
  6. I should be there!
  7. *mails hugbots to various people*
  8. True... If things keep going the way they are, the Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays of those middle two weeks ought to work.
  9. Oh, yeah, Starsight! Shall we wait until December approaches to set a date?
  10. I can't do this Thursday, but they may still work for the future. Once Institute goes on hiatus Wednesdays should open back up.
  11. uh ding Honestly, I didn't expect it to be all that hard. Even still, I probably should've done it a bit differently. Grats, pick a question!
  12. Bro, I don't even know you, I don't even think we've really interacted on here much if at all. But I can tell you're a quality individual! I think the fact that you're venting here instead of bottling it up is a good sign. You've got an entire forum's worth of people to back you up, and I hope that helps.
  13. Personally my... intense dislike, shall we say, of Moash came only after his "point of no return". I was fascinated by his chapters up until the Elhokar Moment (and after too, but in a different way). I didn't hate him, and was even hoping for an interesting redemption arc. Then he threw it all away for petty revenge, and then threw the rest out when he gave up his agency for that and future actions, and I think that's at the core of it. There's also something to be said for the fact that the Elhokar Moment was so intense and emotional that it can't help but color all future perception of him, at least for me. Thanks all for a fascinating read that made me think!
  14. I admit that I looked it up (after I posted, promise!) and found that I had mixed up the name of the system and the star, but I figured it might still count. Thanks!
  15. Sol (our sun, if you wanna be boring), Polaris, Alpha Centauri, Beta Centauri, Sirius, Bellatrix, Regulus, Arcturus, Betelgeuse, and Vega! (I think.) WLIU, name all six basic elements from Bionicle, as well as three secondary ones.
  16. Well, that was neat! Let's do it again, with more people this time! Two people can have a conversation, but three or more (plus party games for terrible people) make it a proper party.
  17. Sounds good to me! Anyone planning on bringing snacks or is it a fend-for-yourself kinda deal this time?
  18. So uh How's this Thursday?
  19. Appropriately, the local classical station played Danse Macabre once this morning and once again as I got off work. Now it's stuck in my head.

    (Note that this isn't a bad thing ;))

  20. Will be attempting NaNoWriMo this year.

    Emphasis on attempt.

    Three days 'til November and no plan; this'll be fine, right?!

  21. I wouldn't say so at all. There have been plenty of times when bad things have happened or I've gotten bad news and not really... reacted at all. Honestly, a couple of times I have legitimately wondered if I was a sociopath because I felt absolutely nothing. Our brains our funky things, and I don't know if there's an easy explanation. All I can say is to just keep on keeping on, and do your best to honor their memory (if that is something you feel like you should do). I don't believe that's something you have to drown in your own tears to do.
  22. *mails hugbot to your location*
  23. You get Veil's favorite bottle of Horneater White! *inserts an actual veil*
  24. The Cougareat's all right. Honestly? I preferred the JFSB (but there are probably good reasons we stopped meeting there). I've got Wednesday off, but only the day. Thursday and Friday evenings are a possibility as well, though Fridays may be iffy. The problem is that I can't guarantee my schedule remain consistent week to week... but I'm sure we'll work something out!
  25. Alternatively, "I... am... Iron Goat." Can't tell which I like better.