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 Post subject: BeeXWeeX
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 13:01 
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Good afternoon and welcome to BeeXWeex with me, your host and editor, MaliA.

"Winter's coming" said Ned Stark, quite a lot. It turned into his catchphrase (Thankfully, because the alternative was "Cut their heads off yourself, that's right proper is that"). He was worried as where he lives, winter can last for years. The frozen, impenetrable, cold, smothering of any form of joy or happiness. Which is pretty much what this stage of January feels like? The hangover from 2012. The remorse, the shame. You've spent all your pay over Christmas and new year, had to return back to the office after a fortnight of getting up late and drinking too much. When the alarm goes off you have to drag yourself up and into the shower. This first proper week back has been hell. I know. But, it is almost over and payday is around the corner. As is winter proper. Ned Stark would squint into the middle distance and look brooding if faced with news like this before offering poorly written parenting advice. I don't think it will affect me too much, as I am a hardened northern person, but those of you living in more southern climes might find food running short, looting and riots occurring. Or, as it is more colloquially known, everyday life in Stretford. I'll be able to get to work; all I have to do is walk for half an hour and not worry about using the car. Other transport will suffer, gridlock and late trains. If it gets right proper cold the canal might freeze which would be awesome to see, I think, but not so great for getting anywhere on a boat. So, do not forget Grim...'s advice and stay safe and warm.

Anyways, what have we all been doing this week? I have been playing Far Cry Three. It's wonderful. I really like the "I quite fancy doing this" element of it: I can ignore the missions and walk around the countryside setting fire to wildlife and people, climb towers and attack bases. The ability to sneak into areas and poke bears with a stick to enrage them so they attack other people is really good fun, and hilarious when they attack you. The vehicles are quite fun to use and the descriptions in the handbook are amusing. It is a game which I love, and is pretty, too. I've been reading a book called "Blood Meridian" by Cormac McCarthy. It's very good, set in the western half of America during frontier times. I've also read Duff MacKagan's Book "It's so easy (and other lies)" which was OK. He basically drank a lot and took drugs then got better. I'd buy the former and rent the latter. Winter training week one has gone very well: I've successfully completed 5 rest days so far and located my shoes which need cleats attaching. And pedals attaching to the bike.
It is also a mere 32 weeks until I get married, which is terrifying. Really terrifying. Apparently, one can write one's own stuff to say ("Vows" she says, "vows"), so I'll be cribbing from Bryan Adams's back catalogue to see if anyone notices. That is about as much input as I have into this particular project. But enough about my wonderul life, what's the real meat on the bones of this BeeXWeex?


David Bowie released a new single to mixed reactions.

4lout is a possible 'thing' although we are all waiting for the Elder Scrolls MMO, because a world full of people making jokes about stollen sweetbread and arrows in the knee is what the world needs.

Multiplayer goodness continues! Left 4 Dead 2 continues to be popular as does Halo 4

The town won at mafia. Thanks to Craster for running the game. No thanks to people for killing me. Dicks.

Morte, quite rightly, questions the abandonment of the "If you have to ask, you can't afford" doctrine in Private Islands Magazine.

YOG draws a narrative on some art

Grim...despairs

markg peers through Craster's living room curtains and sees shelves filled full of one thing

Pete explains at how to make photos prettier. This is actually 100% useful and only got one nomination. You ingrates.

MaliA shows his age and rubbish heckling ability

Riles appears and with his first post in a while, gets a nomination and skulks off again.

Pete doesn't wish for Fallout3, but FalloutITV

Chinny tries to muscle in on the diet book industry


Thanks to Saturnalian (1), Kern (4), Curio (4) and MaliA (1)

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 Post subject: Re: BeeXWeeX
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 13:12 
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MaliA wrote:
It is also a mere 32 weeks until I get married, which is terrifying. Really terrifying. Apparently, one can write one's own stuff to say ("Vows" she says, "vows"), so I'll be cribbing from Bryan Adams's back catalogue to see if anyone notices.


I suggest Douglas Adams' back catalogue instead.

Cheers Mali!

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 Post subject: Re: BeeXWeeX
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 13:25 
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MaliA wrote:
. Apparently, one can write one's own stuff to say ("Vows" she says, "vows")


'On a hot summer's night, will you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?'


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 13:32 
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I refuse to read this until 13:37.


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 Post subject: Re: BeeXWeeX
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 13:37 
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Kern wrote:
MaliA wrote:
. Apparently, one can write one's own stuff to say ("Vows" she says, "vows")


'On a hot summer's night, will you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?'



I bet you say that to all the boys...

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 Post subject: Re: BeeXWeeX
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 13:50 
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Blood Meridian is indeed a super-hyper-awesome-best book. Funnily enough it's the only book I've ever read twice.


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 Post subject: Re: BeeXWeeX
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 13:54 
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Saturnalian wrote:
Blood Meridian is indeed a super-hyper-awesome-best book. Funnily enough it's the only book I've ever read twice.


I'm about a third of the way through. Since yesterday.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 14:00 
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PEDANT ALERT!
MaliA wrote:
"Winter's coming" said Ned Stark, quite a lot.

He said "Winter is coming", didn't he?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 14:06 
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Grim... wrote:
PEDANT ALERT!
MaliA wrote:
"Winter's coming" said Ned Stark, quite a lot.

He said "Winter is coming", didn't he?


TO THE KINDLE!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 14:09 
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MaliA wrote:
Grim... wrote:
PEDANT ALERT!
MaliA wrote:
"Winter's coming" said Ned Stark, quite a lot.

He said "Winter is coming", didn't he?


TO THE KINDLE!

I'M AT THE KINDLE!
It would appear I'm correct.

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 Post subject: Re: BeeXWeeX
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MaliA wrote:
Grim... wrote:
PEDANT ALERT!
MaliA wrote:
"Winter's coming" said Ned Stark, quite a lot.

He said "Winter is coming", didn't he?


TO THE KINDLE!


"Winter is coming, said the Stark words" Page 20, Location 919 says the Kindle. it would apepar you are correct

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 Post subject: Re: BeeXWeeX
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 14:32 
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Try paraphrasing Liam Neeson's vow from 'Taken':

"I don't know who you are.
I don't know what you want.
If you are looking for ransom
I can tell you I don't have any money.
But what I do have are a very particular set of skills;
Skills I have acquired over a very long career.
Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.
If you let me go now,
That'll be the end of it.
I will not look for you.
I will not pursue you.
But if you don't
I will look for you
I will find you
And I will grief you"

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 Post subject: Re: BeeXWeeX
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Have now read it.

Well done. Although my nom is missing. How do you nom again? I must have done it wrong.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 14:41 
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Have now read it.

Well done. Although my nom is missing. How do you nom again? I must have done it wrong.


Did you nom a post of mine?

If not, then the loss isn't important, I'd forget about it and move on ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 14:46 
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chinnyhill10 wrote:
Have now read it.

Well done. Although my nom is missing. How do you nom again? I must have done it wrong.


I didn't have a message from you, sir.

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Have now read it.

Well done. Although my nom is missing. How do you nom again? I must have done it wrong.


viewtopic.php?p=724099#p724099


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 Post subject: Re: BeeXWeeX
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 23:20 
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Grim... wrote:
PEDANT ALERT!
MaliA wrote:
"Winter's coming" said Ned Stark, quite a lot.

He said "Winter is coming", didn't he?

In the book, yes. Sean Bean isn't terribly well spoken though.

He's *Shhhhhhh* Northern.

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