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  1. Frances Bean Corbray

    Small, unworthy things: part whatever

    that really really sucks. you'll be in my thoughts tomorrow.
  2. Frances Bean Corbray

    DUBLIN 2019: An Irish Worldcon August 15-19 2019

    Ooh, that was by no means cheap. But at least I'm booked, and with an extra day on each end to recover from jet lag explore Dublin on my own
  3. Frances Bean Corbray

    DUBLIN 2019: An Irish Worldcon August 15-19 2019

    hoping to pick up tips from the more experienced con-going folks as they hopefully get dropped in this thread. Will likely be putting in the research time myself in the next couple days, probably going to prioritize 1) shortest walking distance to the convention and back 2) price. Also gotta think about if I want to swing for TitanCon as well, or even just explore Dublin/Ireland in general, etc.
  4. Frances Bean Corbray

    Happy Hogswatch, other seasonal greetings, and where to post them

    The One True Christmas Carol. Happy Holidays to everybody, especially those who have to endure that one relative who is always bound and determined to make things less happy for everybody else.
  5. Frances Bean Corbray

    What is your theory on The Others?

    House Stark's forgotten secret weapon, the real meaning of Winter Is Coming, and how The North Was Won. The Night's King was scrubbed from history not for being an abominable outlier but for being too flagrant & obvious about Business As Usual. It is the song of ice and fire. Dragons are Fire Made Flesh, and tied to the blood of Old Valyria (currently surviving only in House Targaryen). The Others are Ice Made Flesh, and tied to the blood of the First Men (ever running strongest in House Stark). The Last Hero was a diplomat, not a warrior. The Others cannot be beaten. They can only be asked Very Nicely To Please Stop. And only a Stark can do it.
  6. Frances Bean Corbray

    Worldcon San Jose, California: August 16-20, 2018

    Protest seemed like a lot of talk without much walk, from what I could see (maybe I just didn't get a good angle to look at it). Just a small, loud group positioning themselves for maximum annoyance factor (near the blood drive bus, of course). Unscientific observation was that the pink shirt escort team outnumbered the protest group (and the SJPD presence definitely outnumbered them). As someone who's never really been part of convention-attending society before I was more than a little curious as to WTF this wasall about ever since I got the warnings in my informational email, so I did some casual gawking during the short window when I wasn't shopping, eating, or listening to a cool panel discussion, and I gotta say I was pretty underwhelmed. Which is probably a good sign. So far, so good. [I even managed to remember my courtesies in front of the king, and not be TOO starstruck as GRRM signed my copy of ADWD. ]
  7. Frances Bean Corbray

    MLB Offseason 2017/18 - Yu Broke My Heart, Ain't That A Shame

    because the real problem is batters don't stay in the damn batters' box because the home plate umpire doesn't make them even though they have the authority and written rule provisions to do so. The umpire is not obligated to grant ANY request for time out, let alone all of them. Batters ask for time after seemingly every pitch, take a little stroll around foul territory, adjust their cup, tug on their gloves, move their helmet back into position, adjust their up again, spit out that last sunflower seed, adjust their cup AGAIN, and then finally put a foot back in the b-OH WAIT BETTER CHECK THE SIGNS FROM THE THIRD BASE COACH AGAIN BEFORE STEPPING in okay here we go. Some hitters abuse this more than others and the Yankees and Red Sox both seem to feel a moral obligation to sign all of them which is why a typical Yankees/Red Sox game makes Cricket look like drag racing. Limiting mound visits not only doesn't truly address the problem but breaks game balance because batters can still take all the time out they want. Balls to that. Use the rules they've already got, and make the batter pitcher and catcher stay standing where they're supposed to. Encourage umpires to Just Say No.
  8. Frances Bean Corbray

    MLB Offseason 2017/18 - Yu Broke My Heart, Ain't That A Shame

    Cardinals fans understand and respect sorcery, they have their own version after all. It's that one that turns utility infielders with funny names into .500 hitters in October and it is definitely a force to be reckoned with.
  9. Frances Bean Corbray

    MLB Offseason 2017/18 - Yu Broke My Heart, Ain't That A Shame

    Sorcery is the ground attack [swinging bunts turning into little league triples, scoring from second on a wild pitch], Conor Gillaspie turning into a power hitter, Jake Peavy turning back the sands of time, Barry Zito having the only 3 good starts of his 7 year contract in the same LCS, Sorcery is going 87-75 in the regular season and then 12-2 in the postseason against teams that should be "better" than them for reasons nobody understands and no pundit predicts. And it has something to do with even numbered years.
  10. Frances Bean Corbray

    MLB Offseason 2017/18 - Yu Broke My Heart, Ain't That A Shame

    It's an even year. They'll play over their heads, get the #2 wild card at 87-75, and then it's Sorcery time. Travis Ishikawa is sprinkling the virgin blood on the rune-carved catherine wheel as we speak.
  11. Frances Bean Corbray

    MLB Offseason 2017/18 - Yu Broke My Heart, Ain't That A Shame

    look the broken in first baseman's glove was our third highest rated minor league prospect as of yesterday morning THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
  12. Frances Bean Corbray

    MLB Offseason 2017/18 - Yu Broke My Heart, Ain't That A Shame

    a bottle of coke and some tastefully risque photographs will probably be sufficient
  13. Frances Bean Corbray

    My Podcast: Celtic Myths & Legends

    agreed that less is probably more on the musical front. your voice sounds good and your enthusiasm for the subject comes through, it can carry the 'cast without constant musical accompaniment.
  14. Frances Bean Corbray

    MLB Offseason 2017/18 - Yu Broke My Heart, Ain't That A Shame

    Now here's hoping he really can succeed as a Pitcher/DH hybrid because that would be so cool.
  15. Frances Bean Corbray

    MLB Offseason 2017/18 - Yu Broke My Heart, Ain't That A Shame

    Angels getting Otani is worth it just for the sour grapes that are already blossoming. If it couldn't be my team (and, fun as it was to hope, it probably couldn't have been), I'm glad it's them. Besides, I'm almost not salty about 2002 anymore. Almost.
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