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  • Birthday 03/28/1978

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  1. Introductions

    Hello Vrana! It's been great to have you around in Lit :)
  2. Vote on the Reputation System

    Well then, Raidne, I would say that as far as I know, "the people" who are leaving are limited to Chataya, who, afaik, has not entirely left after all. Anyone else who is seriously leaving over this particular thing and for no other reasons (Niamh?) should clarify.
  3. Vote on the Reputation System

    <mod> Another reminder to watch the not-so-thinly-veiled snarks surrounding previous boarder's responses to the system. Talk about what you think about the system, not about how others' responded to it. </mod>
  4. is watching you. Not you, you.

  5. RIP EHK

    Crystal, thank you for coming and filling us in. My condolences on your family's loss. He was one of a kind - I assure you that the average poster here would not have attracted over 20 pages of testimonials. We miss him. MG, great site!
  6. RIP EHK

    I've been away at a conference all week. Flew in late last night, preoccuppied with numerous career and personal issues. opened the board to see what was new, and all of a sudden I couldn't think about myself anymore. I was too busy crying over some asshole on the internet I'd never even met. Fuck you. Your name was Tom Wilcox. Why did you have to leave so soon?!! It is not better to burn out than to fade away. It is so very wrong. I was just reading the current thread on the Fox news racist host, waiting for you to show up. Where are you EHK? We need you. How can you leave us like this? They made me moderator a few months ago, and I have to tell you I was waiting for the opportunity to suspend you. You once thought I'd deleted your posts, but it wasn't me. My chance never came. Perhaps I was too entertained, or perhaps, deep down, I knew that you were always pretty much right on. I'm sorry I never got a chance to meet you and get to know you in person. You were at the top of my list. Next time I come by Chicago, I know I'll think of sending you a PM, and cry a little again. It's sobering to see your pictures posted upthread. You look like an average American, just the boy-next-door. And I know you were someone extraordinary, and I'm thankful that I got to interact with you, even if only on the internet, even if only indirectly. I'm agnostic and I don't know where you are now, but I know that you have already left your imprint on that place, and Whoever let you in is already wondering what They've gotten themselves into.
  7. The Acts of Caine by Matt Woodring Stover

    This is why I don't even bother with going to bookstores anymore, they tend to disappoint. Predictably, the Free Library in Philadelphia carries it. Did you check your public library system?
  8. Guy Gavriel Kay

    Ysabel is considered one of Kay's more minor works, so if you like it, or even if you don't, I would still pick up Tigana, Lions or Sarantine.
  9. You have two cows

    [b]Ursula K Le Guin[/b] - You have the temporary use of two cows, whose milk you must share under penalty of being shunned. Also, one of the cows turns into a bull once a month.
  10. You have two cows

    [b]Orphan's tales[/b]: The first cow is actually the duck from page 153, while the second cow is the mother of the narrator.
  11. Maid Sansa is so sweet!

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