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KK Chat -- 18 September 2016
« on: September 18, 2016, 06:39:45 pm »
Sep 18 17:09:10 *   KK has joined
Sep 18 17:09:14 <DesertRose>   Hi KK
Sep 18 17:09:18 <Laurna>   Hello KK
Sep 18 17:09:21 <revanne>   I need an insomni-cookie monster.
Sep 18 17:09:22 <Evie>   Hi KK
Sep 18 17:09:22 <KK>   Hello all.
Sep 18 17:09:27 <revanne>   Hi KK
Sep 18 17:09:34 <Laurna>   Toss one me me please
Sep 18 17:09:56 <DesertRose>   Is the children's TV show Sesame Street a thing across the Pond, revanne?
Sep 18 17:10:05 <Evie>   We've missed you, KK.  How was DragonCon?
Sep 18 17:10:16 <Evie>   And is everything settled now with your dad's estate?
Sep 18 17:10:22 <Jemler>   hi kk
Sep 18 17:10:34 <DesertRose>   Welcome back to chat, KK! :)
Sep 18 17:10:51 <Jemler>   c'mon guys, let her catch her breath at least!
Sep 18 17:11:09 <revanne>   Yes DR . Or it was when my kids were little in the 1990's. I'm out of touch now.
Sep 18 17:11:10 <Laurna>   I saw some images of people at Dragon Con.  looked like they had a lot of fun
Sep 18 17:11:32 <DesertRose>   Okay.  It just registered on me that the Cookie Monster joke might fall flat if y'all weren't familiar with Sesame Street.
Sep 18 17:11:33 <KK>   Dragoncon was fine.  I accomplished what I needed to, re my dad's estate, and am now waiting on the next phase.  And the house closed last Monday, so that's done.
Sep 18 17:11:47 <DesertRose>   Yay, progress!
Sep 18 17:11:48 <Evie>   That all sounds good
Sep 18 17:12:19 <Jemler>   how's your mom, kk?
Sep 18 17:12:33 <Laurna>   Good to hear the hard part is complete
Sep 18 17:12:55 <KK>   Yep.  I'll need to go down again, in a month or so, to empty the safe deposit box and close it--and that's it, for stuff that needs to be done down there.  Still tracking down insurances and cash accounts and the like.
Sep 18 17:13:13 <KK>   Mother is fine, just very tired these days.
Sep 18 17:13:47 <revanne>   It all takes a long time doesn't it KK.
Sep 18 17:14:35 <KK>   Yep.  But I did get some beginning character-mapping done while in Atlanta.  That was good.  Haven't worked on it since, though.
Sep 18 17:14:54 <drakensis>   character-mapping?
Sep 18 17:14:56 <Evie>   Yay for the character-mapping!  :-)
Sep 18 17:15:21 <KK>   Jotting down factoids about the various characters I might want to use.
Sep 18 17:15:33 <drakensis>   ah. thanks. hadn't heard the term before
Sep 18 17:15:38 <Laurna>   I have tried to get my dad to put all his account info in one spot but he just laughs and says I will have fun finding it all.   so far we just laugh togeather about it.
Sep 18 17:15:46 <KK>   I think I just made it up.  ;-)
Sep 18 17:16:19 *   Shiral (Mibbit@504018.A7BCBA.563ED8.F843AE) has joined
Sep 18 17:16:24 <Evie>   Hi Shiral
Sep 18 17:16:38 *   Shiral enters chatroom with a champagne cork pop
Sep 18 17:16:44 <Shiral>   Hello everyone
Sep 18 17:16:44 <Jemler>   hi shiral
Sep 18 17:16:44 <KK>   Hello, Shiral.,  How's the new feline?
Sep 18 17:16:49 <Laurna>   Character - mapping.  1025  YES!
Sep 18 17:16:52 *   drakensis ducks the flying cork
Sep 18 17:17:04 <DesertRose>   Hi Shiral
Sep 18 17:17:29 <revanne>   My Dad left us a list of wel organised information. The trouble was it didn't relate to anything .Six months on we're still trying to sort things out.
Sep 18 17:17:34 <Shiral>   She's doing very well, thanks KK. She's growing fast, as is a member of the family. She's tireless in her efforts to protect me from wadded up bits of tissue paper
Sep 18 17:17:45 <revanne>   Hi Shiral
Sep 18 17:18:01 <Shiral>   Hello all, Revanne, hope you're enjoying your holiday. =o)
Sep 18 17:18:16 <KK>   I've seen a few pics of her on facebook.  A cutie.
Sep 18 17:18:25 <revanne>   Wonderful thank you
Sep 18 17:18:31 <Shiral>   She's definitely quite a glamor girl
Sep 18 17:18:45 <Shiral>   And a little pest. Dmitri's amazingly patient with her.
Sep 18 17:18:59 <revanne>   It's weird to be in early chat at 3pm
Sep 18 17:19:04 <DesertRose>   Kittens are pestilential by nature.  Only their cuteness saves their lives.  :)
Sep 18 17:19:09 <revanne>   Lol
Sep 18 17:19:13 <Shiral>   How true, DR!
Sep 18 17:19:13 <Evie>   LOL!  I'll bet, revanne!
Sep 18 17:19:32 <Shiral>   She's affectionate, but also very wiggly.
Sep 18 17:19:32 <Laurna>   It is 2something here
Sep 18 17:19:39 <DesertRose>   That was a lot of why, when I got Carys, I was deliberately seeking a young adult cat.
Sep 18 17:19:47 <DesertRose>   I didn't feel up to kitten shenanigans.
Sep 18 17:19:50 <Jemler>   5:20pm here.
Sep 18 17:20:25 <revanne>   My tablet tells me it's 22.30 but it's confused.
Sep 18 17:20:37 <Laurna>   I fear  I need to get my day started.   I have some shopping to do with my sister, off to get some cloths
Sep 18 17:20:40 <DesertRose>   Tablet's still on UK time?
Sep 18 17:20:41 <Jemler>   10.30pm
Sep 18 17:21:02 <Laurna>   New new pair of shoes would be nice
Sep 18 17:21:04 <Shiral>   She's discovered that my trouser socks, hung up to dry are not to be trusted, and she must separate them so they don't plot my demise. So I find orphaned trouser socks in the darndest places around home
Sep 18 17:21:09 <DesertRose>   LOL
Sep 18 17:21:16 <Evie>   LOL!
Sep 18 17:21:27 <revanne>   Bye Laurna. Nice chatting.
Sep 18 17:21:31 <Jemler>   bye, laurna
Sep 18 17:21:33 <Shiral>   Bye, Laurna
Sep 18 17:21:34 <Evie>   Bye Laurna
Sep 18 17:21:35 <DesertRose>   Carys protects me from the Evil Lint Balls that my new pair of yoga pants seems to be shedding left, right and center.
Sep 18 17:21:36 <Laurna>   Good day ALL
Sep 18 17:21:37 <DesertRose>   Later Laurna
Sep 18 17:21:45 *   Laurna ( has left
Sep 18 17:21:48 <revanne>   Lol
Sep 18 17:22:24 <DesertRose>   Probably a trip or two through the wash/dry cycle will solve the lint-shedding problem but in the interim, I get to try to find the lint before she does, as I don't really want her to eat it!
Sep 18 17:22:26 <Shiral>   Tati loves any toy that makes noise. Including her jingle ball with the bell which she loves batting around on my bathroom floor at ^$#@ o'clock in the morning
Sep 18 17:22:51 *   revanne wonders what death by trouser sock would be like.
Sep 18 17:22:59 <DesertRose>   Ridiculous A.M., eh, Shiral?
Sep 18 17:23:11 <DesertRose>   Ligature strangulation, maybe?  (to revanne)
Sep 18 17:23:12 <Evie>   O'Dark Thirty
Sep 18 17:23:26 <Shiral>   I don't know, but I must be grateful to my brave little Ginger Ninja for protecting me so tirelessly
Sep 18 17:23:31 <DesertRose>   LOL
Sep 18 17:23:49 <revanne>   Bless her
Sep 18 17:23:51 *   Eyikl (Mibbit@8027A0.AD6C34.D381B8.9C060D) has joined
Sep 18 17:23:57 <Evie>   Hi Eyikl
Sep 18 17:24:00 <Jemler>   brb. dinner
Sep 18 17:24:01 <Shiral>   Have I missed any news?
Sep 18 17:24:05 <revanne>   Hi Eyikl
Sep 18 17:24:08 <DesertRose>   I had to have my appendix removed about two and a half weeks ago, and Carys seems to think it's her solemn duty to snuggle me at all times, or darn near.
Sep 18 17:24:10 <DesertRose>   Hi Eyikl
Sep 18 17:24:10 <Jemler>   hi eyikl
Sep 18 17:24:13 <Shiral>   Hi Eyikl
Sep 18 17:24:18 <Eyikl>   hi everyone
Sep 18 17:24:31 <Shiral>   Ouch, but glad they got it out in time, DR
Sep 18 17:24:32 *   The_Bee ( has joined
Sep 18 17:24:38 <Eyikl>   hi bee
Sep 18 17:24:39 <Evie>   Hi Bee
Sep 18 17:24:44 <Jemler>   hi bee
Sep 18 17:24:45 <DesertRose>   KK is starting to fiddle with character development for Killingford, Shiral.
Sep 18 17:24:50 <DesertRose>   Hi Bee
Sep 18 17:24:53 <KK>   Oh no, an appendix adventure.  Hope you're well on the mend by now.
Sep 18 17:24:56 <Shiral>   =o) =o)
Sep 18 17:25:12 <The_Bee>   Hi everyone!  Good to have you back, KK
Sep 18 17:25:17 <drakensis>   hi Bee
Sep 18 17:25:24 <DesertRose>   Indeed, Shiral.  It hadn't ruptured, thank goodness.  It was just inflamed, but it hurt like the dickens and I felt like hammered %^& for a while there.
Sep 18 17:25:26 <revanne>   We went to a good service in the Cathedral in Calgary this morning.  Nice to be able to hide in a pew.
Sep 18 17:25:34 <DesertRose>   Doing better, yes, thank you, KK.
Sep 18 17:25:52 <revanne>   Hi Bee
Sep 18 17:25:57 <Shiral>   I can imagine. Glad you're on the mend, DR
Sep 18 17:25:59 <KK>   Open or laparoscopic?
Sep 18 17:26:02 <DesertRose>   Lap
Sep 18 17:26:20 <revanne>   Loved Boston Bee, we took the harbour trip.
Sep 18 17:26:35 <Shiral>   Still ouch. I still have all my original eqipment that I came with.
Sep 18 17:26:36 <KK>   Oh, good.  Should be a fairly quick recovery.  My gall bladder surgery was lap; I was back to normal in less than a week.
Sep 18 17:26:44 <DesertRose>   Thank goodness on that count too.  I've never had a major open surgery; every time I've been cut into, it's been the itty bitty incisions, and I'm glad of that.
Sep 18 17:26:48 <Evie>   Did you toss your tea into it, revanne? It's traditional.  ;-)
Sep 18 17:27:04 <Shiral>   You said you had a "duck tour." Were you guided around Boston BY a duck???
Sep 18 17:27:19 <DesertRose>   Yeah, I had my gall bladder out laparoscopically about fifteen years ago, and I had an arthroscopy of my left knee when I was 21.
Sep 18 17:27:24 <The_Bee>   Did you see any whales or dolphins, Revanne?
Sep 18 17:27:31 <revanne>   No Evie. You make tea with boiling fresh water,not cold salty water.
Sep 18 17:27:36 *   Evie pictures revanne and her DH being led around Boston by a guide in a rubber duck suit
Sep 18 17:27:46 <DesertRose>   Wow, Evie.  :P
Sep 18 17:27:46 <Shiral>   Tastes so much better that way, yes
Sep 18 17:28:00 <revanne>   No whales sadly and the duck had wheels.
Sep 18 17:28:14 <Shiral>   Well, if you can't be guided around Boston by a Duke, at least a duck would be....interesting. =o)
Sep 18 17:28:37 *   Demercia ( has joined
Sep 18 17:28:40 <DesertRose>   Hi Demercia
Sep 18 17:28:42 <Evie>   Hi Demercia!
Sep 18 17:28:45 <KK>   I rode in a Boston duck.  It was interesting.
Sep 18 17:28:47 <revanne>   Sadly a certain Duke was overwise occupied.
Sep 18 17:28:47 <The_Bee>   In Boston we have  Duck Boats, amphibious  land-and-water vehicles with duck-themed decorataions.
Sep 18 17:28:49 <Eyikl>   hi Demerica
Sep 18 17:28:50 <Demercia>   Hi
Sep 18 17:28:58 <revanne>   Hi
Sep 18 17:29:03 <Demercia>   Hi
Sep 18 17:29:26 <Evie>   Sadly a certain Duke was at my house yelling "Let me out of your %$##! purse, Evie!"  ;-)
Sep 18 17:29:34 <revanne>   Or even otherwise.  Rented fingers!
Sep 18 17:29:45 <DesertRose>   I was up at my parents' house some time ago, and after the PBS News Hour went off the air, Nature came on with this show about ducks called "A Duckumentary," after which DD decided she wanted a pet duck because they're cute.
Sep 18 17:29:54 <Demercia>   Very odd to have my evil twin several time zones away
Sep 18 17:29:58 <DesertRose>   LOL, Evie
Sep 18 17:30:11 <The_Bee>   The duck boats are named for Boston landmarks, like "Beacon Hilda" or "Faneuil  Holly."
Sep 18 17:30:11 <revanne>   Especially with orange sauce.
Sep 18 17:30:19 *   RaeLyn (Mibbit@C06FE3.880C46.A1F608.6E805D) has joined
Sep 18 17:30:23 <revanne>   Lol
Sep 18 17:30:23 <DesertRose>   Hi RaeLyn
Sep 18 17:30:34 <Evie>   Hi RaeLyn
Sep 18 17:30:39 <The_Bee>   Hi RaeLyn
Sep 18 17:30:42 <Eyikl>   hi RaeLyn
Sep 18 17:30:49 <Demercia>   Hi
Sep 18 17:31:02 <RaeLyn>   hi.
Sep 18 17:31:23 <Shiral>   Hi RaeLyn
Sep 18 17:31:34 <Evie>   Y'all have put me in the mood for tea, so brb while I set some water to boiling.
Sep 18 17:31:41 <revanne>   Ok
Sep 18 17:32:00 <KK>   I've got my tea right here.
Sep 18 17:32:00 <Eyikl>   The problem with buying baby ducks is then they grow up to be adult ducks, which aren't as cute.
Sep 18 17:32:12 <Shiral>   Well, that explains "Duck Tour" since I've never been to Boston
Sep 18 17:32:16 <DesertRose>   Yes, which is why DD is not going to get a pet duck.
Sep 18 17:32:23 <KK>   True.  And they poop continuously, like geese.
Sep 18 17:32:25 <Shiral>   At work, so no tea, today
Sep 18 17:32:26 <DesertRose>   Or at least not unless she ends up living on a farm.
Sep 18 17:32:44 <Shiral>   I'll stick to critters that politely bury their poop
Sep 18 17:32:53 <revanne>   Just wondering how Merlin the monster would react to a pet duck.
Sep 18 17:32:58 <Demercia>   Safer to stick with cats
Sep 18 17:33:00 <KK>   A definite asset.
Sep 18 17:33:01 <Evie>   Chattanooga has Duck Tours, I think.  Or at least I know they've got Duck Boats
Sep 18 17:33:02 <DesertRose>   He's a monster but he's a wimp.
Sep 18 17:33:17 <Eyikl>   so no dogs for you?
Sep 18 17:33:41 *   revanne has mental picture of cat terrorised by a duck.
Sep 18 17:34:19 <DesertRose>   There's a neighborhood cat named Chessa, a beautiful calico long-haired female, who shows up at my parents' back door because she knows my family will give her a snack (not that she's in any danger of starvation) and Merlin gets all bent out of shape when she shows up.
Sep 18 17:34:24 <Demercia>   Well since you have a dog that was terrorised by a lamb
Sep 18 17:34:36 <DesertRose>   But when she hisses at him, he backs down.  All talk, that one.
Sep 18 17:34:40 <Demercia>   Revanne that is
Sep 18 17:34:49 <KK>   A dog that was terrorized by a lamb.  Do I sense a story here?
Sep 18 17:35:28 <revanne>   It wasn't a lamb it was an fierce sheep with glowing yellow eyes
Sep 18 17:35:41 <DesertRose>   Beware the Demon Sheep?
Sep 18 17:35:41 <Eyikl>   laser sheep!
Sep 18 17:36:09 <The_Bee>   No, Demon Sheep have red eyes.
Sep 18 17:36:16 <DesertRose>   Fair enough.
Sep 18 17:36:20 <Evie>   Steeping tea and reclaiming spot on couch from Luke
Sep 18 17:36:21 <KK>   That sounds like an even better story.
Sep 18 17:36:33 <revanne>   Our Cassie jumped up onto a bank on a country walk and was outstared by a sheep. She slunk back with her tail between her legs.
Sep 18 17:37:02 <Evie>   LOL
Sep 18 17:37:06 <The_Bee>   How humiliating for her!
Sep 18 17:37:23 <revanne>   She's a lovely dog but not very bright or brave.
Sep 18 17:37:27 <DesertRose>   I used to have a T-shirt that DD has appropriated and wears as a pajama top these days that was from Sigonella, Sicily and it had geep (cross between goats and sheep) on a mountain road drawn on it, and there was a sign beside the road that read, "Geep Crossing:  Stop for Nobody."
Sep 18 17:37:30 <Evie>   I'm sure she felt very baaaad about it too
Sep 18 17:37:34 <DesertRose>   Apparently geep are quite stubborn.
Sep 18 17:37:35 <The_Bee>   I take it Cassie is not a sheep dog.
Sep 18 17:37:53 <revanne>   Lol no
Sep 18 17:38:08 <Evie>   She's a jellyfish dog.  :-D
Sep 18 17:38:11 <DesertRose>   EW!
Sep 18 17:38:18 <revanne>   A cross between a Springer spaniel and a retriever.
Sep 18 17:38:33 <Demercia>   Don't remind me Evie.
Sep 18 17:38:59 <Shiral>   Or a Geep dog, either. LOL
Sep 18 17:39:06 <revanne>   She also once rolled in a dead jellyfish while Demercia was dog sitting
Sep 18 17:39:12 <Eyikl>   Does that mean you have to toss her back in the ocean occasionally?
Sep 18 17:39:20 <Evie>   If she ever gets tired of responding to "Cassie," you can rename her "Bless Your Heart."
Sep 18 17:39:24 <DesertRose>   From the facial expressions on those geep, I'd think it would take quite a large dog to herd them!
Sep 18 17:39:26 <DesertRose>   LOL
Sep 18 17:39:35 <revanne>   No she's scared of the waves!
Sep 18 17:39:48 <Demercia>   I was very tempted😬
Sep 18 17:40:37 <DesertRose>   My ex's late dog had a litter mate that bore the temporary name of DA, which stood for Dumb A--.
Sep 18 17:40:59 <Demercia>   You have no idea what the combination of dead jelly fish and sicky dog does to the smell of your car.........
Sep 18 17:41:05 <DesertRose>   I sincerely hope that whoever adopted that puppy changed his name!
Sep 18 17:41:13 <DesertRose>   Ew, yuk, Demercia!
Sep 18 17:41:19 <Evie>   Luke has taken umbrage at me stealing his spot on the couch (which he stole from me), so I am getting the cold shoulder treatment.
Sep 18 17:41:28 <Shiral>   We had a Shetland Sheepdog when I was a child. Pippin had a very well-developed herding instinct, but we must have been very frustrating to him. We always wandered off and did our own things
Sep 18 17:41:36 <Evie>   Ewww, Demercia!
Sep 18 17:41:41 <DesertRose>   LOL, Shiral.
Sep 18 17:41:51 <Demercia>   Eww indeed.
Sep 18 17:42:15 <Shiral>   NOT a car I'd want to ride in
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Sep 18 17:42:22 <The_Bee>   We had a cat named Iggy, short for "Ignacious Loyola" or "Ignorant," depending on you opinion of his intelligence.
Sep 18 17:42:27 <DesertRose>   LOL
Sep 18 17:42:37 <Evie>   LOL
Sep 18 17:42:37 <Demercia>   Brandysnap says hi Luke
Sep 18 17:42:49 <DesertRose>   Hi Brandysnap!
Sep 18 17:42:49 <Evie>   He would say hi back, but he's sulking
Sep 18 17:42:58 *   revanne (Mibbit@DD8CB6.9C25CB.94ED5B.B4EB5B) has joined
Sep 18 17:42:59 <DesertRose>   Carys would say hi, but she's napping on my bed.
Sep 18 17:43:00 <Shiral>   Every night at some point, Dmitri and Tatiana have a fight over the pillows on my bed. Tatiana is very determined, but Dmitri is very large
Sep 18 17:43:02 <DesertRose>   Rehi revanne
Sep 18 17:43:11 <The_Bee>   wb revanne
Sep 18 17:43:14 <revanne>   Mibbited myself
Sep 18 17:43:17 <Shiral>   WB, Revanne
Sep 18 17:43:23 <Jemler>   ok, back.
Sep 18 17:43:36 <DesertRose>   WB, Jemler
Sep 18 17:43:37 <Jemler>   hi relyn, demercia
Sep 18 17:43:46 <Demercia>   Brandysnap is now snoring!
Sep 18 17:43:59 <revanne>   Lol
Sep 18 17:44:02 <Demercia>   Hi Jemler
Sep 18 17:44:11 <The_Bee>   Hi Jemler
Sep 18 17:44:18 <DesertRose>   BRB, my glass of tea has gone empty.
Sep 18 17:44:19 <revanne>   Well he is an elderly gentleman
Sep 18 17:44:47 <Demercia>   Well elderly anyway
Sep 18 17:44:53 <Evie>   Waiting for my tea to cool enough to drink
Sep 18 17:45:51 <Shiral>   Hi Jemler
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Sep 18 17:46:22 <Jemler>   mibbit at it again.
Sep 18 17:46:39 *   revanne (Mibbit@DD8CB6.9C25CB.94ED5B.B4EB5B) has joined
Sep 18 17:46:48 <The_Bee>   rehi revanne
Sep 18 17:46:48 <Jemler>   wb
Sep 18 17:47:00 <revanne>   Rats! Mibbited again
Sep 18 17:47:06 <KK>   brb
Sep 18 17:49:00 <DesertRose>   Okay, back.
Sep 18 17:49:15 <Evie>   Luke, still sulking.
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Sep 18 17:50:08 <The_Bee>   Mibbit again?
Sep 18 17:50:26 <Shiral>   Mibbit is fierce, today
Sep 18 17:50:40 <The_Bee>   He's fighting the Brits
Sep 18 17:51:09 <revanne>   We'll fight him on the beaches...
Sep 18 17:51:10 <Evie>   revanne and demercia are turning into those people in Ladyhawke who can't exist in the same place at the same time due to a magical curse.  :-D
Sep 18 17:51:36 <drakensis>   that could make life complicated
Sep 18 17:51:50 <DesertRose>   :D
Sep 18 17:51:52 <revanne>   Indeed. 
Sep 18 17:51:57 <revanne>   Fun though
Sep 18 17:52:18 <Shiral>   As long as you don't have to spend half your time as a hawk or a wolf
Sep 18 17:52:26 <Evie>   we'll have to schedule chat for the next eclipse to break the spell
Sep 18 17:53:12 <revanne>   We had an aunt who thought (seriously ) that as identical twins we were one person in two bodies.
Sep 18 17:53:24 <Evie>   Say whut?  :-D
Sep 18 17:53:27 <DesertRose>   Wow
Sep 18 17:53:56 <revanne>   She was surprised that we had different memories.
Sep 18 17:54:02 <DesertRose>   O.o
Sep 18 17:54:17 <Eyikl>   Aren't eclipses place-based though?
Sep 18 17:54:30 <revanne>   Yes
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Sep 18 17:54:43 <Evie>   Well, yes, Eyikl, which is how we'll have to get them into the same cathedral first.  And then break the window.  :-D
Sep 18 17:54:45 <DesertRose>   Rehi demercia
Sep 18 17:54:48 <The_Bee>   wb demercia
Sep 18 17:54:53 <demercia>   Rehi
Sep 18 17:54:54 <Jemler>   wb
Sep 18 17:55:01 <revanne>   Hi
Sep 18 17:55:20 <Evie>   Hi demercia. We were just discussing breaking the spell that keeps you and revanne apart except at dawn and twilight.  ;-)
Sep 18 17:55:35 <demercia>   Er?
Sep 18 17:55:37 <revanne>   That sounds suspiciously like an exorcism you're planning,  Evie.
Sep 18 17:55:41 <Evie>     (Well, it's either dawn or twilight somewhere in the world right now, yes?  :-D)
Sep 18 17:55:48 <Eyikl>   I don't think breaking the window was part of the spell.
Sep 18 17:56:10 <Evie>   Every time one of you reappears, the other one gets Mibbited, so we figured it was a curse like in the movie Ladyhawke
Sep 18 17:56:34 <Evie>   No, but it conveniently let the eclipse show through at the crucial moment
Sep 18 17:56:44 <Eyikl>   oh, I see
Sep 18 17:57:23 <revanne>   Any windows need breaking in Lichfield Cathedral, Demercia?
Sep 18 17:57:34 <demercia>   Ladyhawke sounds like a film I probably don't want to see.
Sep 18 17:57:40 <demercia>   And no!
Sep 18 17:57:43 <Evie>   Very convenient of the builders to place a window just where an eclipse would show through it at the crucial moment, too.
Sep 18 17:58:03 <KK>   No, it's a wonderful movie.  You should see it.  Not about twins, though.
Sep 18 17:58:07 <drakensis>   traditional cathedral builders take these things into account.
Sep 18 17:58:12 <Evie>   Oh, you probably would.  Very funny film, and very much a romantic fantasy
Sep 18 17:58:16 <Jemler>   speaking of eclipses. evie, on Sept 21, 2017 there is a solar eclipse. i'll only seea partial, but people in Tennessee should see a total one!
Sep 18 17:58:23 <revanne>   Obviously forward planning
Sep 18 17:58:39 <Evie>   Too bad I won't be in Tennessee this week, then
Sep 18 17:58:47 <Evie>   Oh wait, 2017?  Maybe I can arrange for that
Sep 18 17:59:08 <Shiral>   I'd say it's sufficient advance warning. =o)
Sep 18 17:59:26 <The_Bee>   Every time we've had a solar eclipse, the weather's been overcast.
Sep 18 17:59:27 <Jemler>   but in bama, you should see an almost total one. it's going to arc down over geaogia.
Sep 18 17:59:36 <Evie>   Tomorrow is DD's birthday.  I'm taking a half day off work so we can have lunch together and go Talk Like a Pirate for free doughnuts
Sep 18 17:59:38 <revanne>   I'm thinking of signing up for Netflix so will see if I can find it.
Sep 18 17:59:58 <Jemler>   tell her happy birthday.
Sep 18 18:00:01 <demercia>   netflix does eclipses?
Sep 18 18:00:12 <Evie>   It might be available for rental online also if Netflix doesn't have it
Sep 18 18:00:17 <KK>   Rutger Hauer plays a good guy, for a change.
Sep 18 18:00:17 <Jemler>   i think she means ladyhake.
Sep 18 18:00:20 <Evie>   LOL, demercia! I think she meant Ladyhawke
Sep 18 18:00:39 <Evie>   The hero of Ladyhawke was my original mental picture for Alaric Morgan. He dresses to fit the part, anyway
Sep 18 18:01:06 <revanne>   We saw a 99% eclipse in 1998 in Northern France. Very atmospheric and really creepy even though we knew what it was.
Sep 18 18:01:11 <demercia>   Ah, maybe it is a film I do want to see....
Sep 18 18:01:39 <The_Bee>   I saw Ladyhawke years ago.
Sep 18 18:01:47 <Jemler>   i'm on netflix. checking...
Sep 18 18:01:50 <DesertRose>   Yeah, it was made in the 1980s.
Sep 18 18:01:55 <Evie>   Flowing black cloak, black medieval clothing and armor, stunning black horse, and the actor had white-gold hair and blue eyes, which was close enough to gray for me to just go ahead and mentally cast him as Alaric when i first saw Ladyhawke
Sep 18 18:02:33 <drakensis>   matthew broderick?
Sep 18 18:02:46 <Jemler>   Ladyhawke
Sep 18 18:02:47 <Jemler>   1985PG-132hr 4m
Sep 18 18:02:47 <Jemler>   rated 4.7 stars
Sep 18 18:02:47 <Jemler>   4.7
Sep 18 18:02:47 <Jemler>       Rate 5 stars
Sep 18 18:02:47 <Jemler>       Rate 4 stars
Sep 18 18:02:47 <Jemler>       Rate 3 stars
Sep 18 18:02:47 <Jemler>       Rate 2 stars
Sep 18 18:02:47 <Jemler>       Rate 1 stars
Sep 18 18:02:47 <Jemler>   On the run from a villainous bishop (John Wood), Philippe Gaston (Matthew Broderick), a medieval thief also known as the Mouse, befriends the gallant Captain Navarre (Rutger Hauer), who's been the bishop's target ever since he rescued Lady Isabeau (Michelle Pfeiffer). Philippe soon learns that Navarre and Isabeau are victims of a curse that will keep them apart forever -- unless
Sep 18 18:02:47 <Jemler>   he can help break the spell and reunite the lovers.
Sep 18 18:02:51 <Evie>   Yes!  Matthew Broderick pretty much stole that movie with his one-liners!
Sep 18 18:03:08 <Jemler>   fresh from netflix dvd, no streaming version.
Sep 18 18:03:47 <drakensis>   I'm assuming it's Rutger Hauer who inspires the Alaric Morgan comparisons.
Sep 18 18:03:51 <demercia>   Sounds good fun
Sep 18 18:03:52 <Shiral>   Yes
Sep 18 18:04:03 <Evie>   Yes.  One of the few films where he's not the crazy villain sort
Sep 18 18:04:17 <The_Bee>   To break the spell they need to confront the evil bishop during a day within a night and a night within a day.
Sep 18 18:04:21 <KK>   I suspect that the nasty bishop provided some unconscious imagery for my nasty bishops.
Sep 18 18:04:24 <Shiral>   And the Bishop of Aquila (John Wood) reminded me of Loris. Although Loris was never in love, I'm sure
Sep 18 18:04:37 <DesertRose>   LOL
Sep 18 18:04:42 <revanne>   Sounds good
Sep 18 18:04:43 <Evie>   Yes, the Bishop of Aquila is how I always imagined Loris
Sep 18 18:04:57 <revanne>   Film not Loris
Sep 18 18:05:27 <DesertRose>   I'm pretty sure no one was ever in love with Loris, at least.  :)
Sep 18 18:05:56 <Shiral>   Maybe Gorony? =o)
Sep 18 18:06:06 <KK>   I understand that Hauer really is a bit crazy, which might be why he can play that sort of part so well.
Sep 18 18:06:06 <DesertRose>   And I'm not sure how much I care if he was ever in love with anyone.  :P
Sep 18 18:06:18 <Evie>   I discovered your books and that movie at roughly the same time, so in addition to seeing Alaric very much like Navarre, I had Isabeau's features in my mind for Richenda for years, if not her hairstyle.
Sep 18 18:06:24 <DesertRose>   I've heard that Rutger Hauer is a bit of a pain to work with.
Sep 18 18:06:40 <demercia>   My cat has put his paw over his eyes - very cute but I think it may be a hint that it is time to put the light out...
Sep 18 18:06:53 <Shiral>   He's not a pain to watch, though.  At least not as he was in that movie
Sep 18 18:06:59 <Jemler>   i've always pictured Stephen Doriff (Wormtongue) as Gorony.
Sep 18 18:07:00 <Evie>   LOL!  Is he being a grumpy old coot cat?
Sep 18 18:07:03 <demercia>   So was Alaric Morgan, a pain to work with
Sep 18 18:07:10 <demercia>   Yep
Sep 18 18:07:14 <revanne>   Maybe he started out ok but was corrupted by De Nore who I find really sinister. I really hated when in TKD he had the horse killed because Alaric had touched it.
Sep 18 18:07:22 <DesertRose>   Yes, he's talented but apparently he's not very professional (doesn't learn his lines well) and can be a jerk.
Sep 18 18:07:22 <Shiral>   Yikes, sorry I have to go, folks. I have to give another Librarian their break
Sep 18 18:07:29 <KK>   That was early in his career.
Sep 18 18:07:29 <DesertRose>   Okay, later, Shiral
Sep 18 18:07:36 <Jemler>   nite shiral.
Sep 18 18:07:37 <The_Bee>   bye shiral
Sep 18 18:07:39 <Shiral>   Regular chat next week?
Sep 18 18:07:42 <demercia>   Bye
Sep 18 18:07:49 <DesertRose>   Yes, regular time next week
Sep 18 18:07:50 <revanne>   Bye
Sep 18 18:07:52 <Shiral>   Toodle-oo!
Sep 18 18:07:56 <Evie>   bye Shiral
Sep 18 18:07:59 <KK>   Nighters, Shiral.
Sep 18 18:08:12 <Jemler>   in the Draykon series i'm reading, librarians were called Lokants, and the were a race.
Sep 18 18:08:17 *   Dov ( has joined
Sep 18 18:08:18 *   Shiral steps onto her portal and waves farewell and disappears in a cloud of gray and orange cat fur
Sep 18 18:08:22 <Shiral>   BYE!
Sep 18 18:08:24 <Evie>   Hello Dov
Sep 18 18:08:25 <DesertRose>   Hi Dov
Sep 18 18:08:27 <Jemler>   hi dov
Sep 18 18:08:28 <Eyikl>   goodnight Shiral
Sep 18 18:08:29 *   Shiral has quit (Quit: ajax IRC Client)
Sep 18 18:08:32 <The_Bee>   Draykon?
Sep 18 18:08:34 <revanne>   Bye
Sep 18 18:08:43 <Dov>   Greetings all.
Sep 18 18:08:47 <Eyikl>   hi Dov
Sep 18 18:08:52 <The_Bee>   Hi Dov
Sep 18 18:08:55 <Jemler>   it's trilogy i got from amazon.
Sep 18 18:08:56 <revanne>   Hi
Sep 18 18:09:22 <demercia>   I'm going to take the cat's hint and say goodnight.  Good to chat.  Catch you all in October
Sep 18 18:09:29 <DesertRose>   Okay, g'night, demercia
Sep 18 18:09:31 <Evie>   Goodnight, Demercia
Sep 18 18:09:38 <Eyikl>   goodnight Demercia
Sep 18 18:09:42 <Jemler>   nite demercia. nice mibbitt
Sep 18 18:09:50 <The_Bee>   nighters, demercia.  glad you came
Sep 18 18:09:51 <Evie>   Aww, I have two cats curled up beside me now
Sep 18 18:09:57 <KK>   Nighters, Demercia.
Sep 18 18:10:08 <Jemler>   luke and laura?
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Sep 18 18:10:21 <Evie>   Gigi has decided it's Luke's bathtime
Sep 18 18:10:32 <DesertRose>   Gigi:  "Dude, you stink!"
Sep 18 18:10:34 <The_Bee>   Awwww!
Sep 18 18:10:37 <revanne>   Oops missed Demercia
Sep 18 18:10:55 <Evie>   Either that or Luke's ears are tasty
Sep 18 18:10:58 <DesertRose>   LOL
Sep 18 18:11:29 <The_Bee>   Is you camer handy, Evie? I' love to see a pic of that.
Sep 18 18:11:35 <Evie>   Hang on
Sep 18 18:11:42 *   Dov grins. I used to live with a cat.
Sep 18 18:12:32 <Evie>   Let's see if Flickr will cooperate and upload that quickly
Sep 18 18:12:49 <Evie>   Although she has stopped licking his ear, so now they're just curled up together.
Sep 18 18:13:16 <DesertRose>   Carys does this funny thing when she's half asleep, like if she wakes up enough to shift positions and go back to sleep, where she'll stretch and stick her tongue out.
Sep 18 18:13:56 <DesertRose>   It's not the tip of her tongue, either; it's like half her tongue.  It's so funny, but she only does it for a few seconds and only when she's sleepy, and I never have my phone handy to capture it.
Sep 18 18:14:05 <Evie>   LOL
Sep 18 18:14:51 <drakensis>   it not being late enough in the year for me to be able to sleep in, I'll bid you all adieu
Sep 18 18:14:58 <DesertRose>   Okay, g'night, drakensis
Sep 18 18:15:01 *   drakensis says adieu
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Sep 18 18:15:11 <Evie>   G'night
Sep 18 18:15:17 <Evie>   oops, not fast enough
Sep 18 18:15:26 <revanne>   Me neither
Sep 18 18:16:29 <Eyikl>   drakensis leaves quickly
Sep 18 18:16:44 <Evie>   Here you go, Bee.
Sep 18 18:16:46 <revanne>   DH has been dozing. I'm going to wake him up to go out for more sight seeing or he won't sleep tonight.
Sep 18 18:16:59 <revanne>   Night everyone
Sep 18 18:17:04 <Jemler>   nite revanne
Sep 18 18:17:05 <Evie>   G'night, revanne
Sep 18 18:17:28 <The_Bee>   bye revanne
Sep 18 18:17:42 <KK>   Night, Revanne.  (Are you in Boston still?)
Sep 18 18:17:47 <revanne>   Catch you next week if I have WiFi at the right time.
Sep 18 18:18:07 <revanne>   We're now in Calgary
Sep 18 18:18:11 <Eyikl>   goodnight Revanne
Sep 18 18:18:14 <Dov>   Pretty kitties. :)
Sep 18 18:18:21 <Evie>   Thank you, Dov
Sep 18 18:18:25 <The_Bee>   very pretty kitties
Sep 18 18:18:33 <DesertRose>   Night, revanne
Sep 18 18:18:35 <revanne>   Off over the Rockies to Vancouver.
Sep 18 18:18:44 <Evie>   The large ginger tabby is Luke, and the brown/gray tabby is Gigi
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Sep 18 18:19:43 <KK>   Evie, any progress on the Littles or their habitation?
Sep 18 18:19:43 <Evie>   This would definitely be the right time of year to visit Canada, while it's still fairly warm
Sep 18 18:19:56 <KK>   Nooooo. Too warm.
Sep 18 18:20:18 <Evie>   None on the castle yet, since I am rethinking how to do that one within the limitations of my budget and skill level, but I have made steady progress on the modern Rhemuth flat.
Sep 18 18:20:44 <Evie>   Later in the year it will be tooooo cold, in Canada.  :-)
Sep 18 18:20:57 <Evie>   That's when you come visit Alabama instead!  :-D
Sep 18 18:21:05 <Dov>   Greetings, KK. May the Omnipresent comfort you among all who are mourning.
Sep 18 18:21:05 <KK>   Pics of the odern flat?
Sep 18 18:21:16 <Eyikl>   That's what the underground malls are for.
Sep 18 18:23:23 <Evie>   Here and below are the latest updates since we last saw you:,844.msg15629.html#msg15629
Sep 18 18:23:24 <RaeLyn>   I am enjoying this, but my nephew has just decided that my copy of Childe Morgan is dog food so night.
Sep 18 18:23:38 <Evie>   Oh no!  Goodnight, RaeLyn
Sep 18 18:23:59 <The_Bee>   good night, RaeLyn
Sep 18 18:24:02 *   RaeLyn (Mibbit@C06FE3.880C46.A1F608.6E805D) has left
Sep 18 18:25:07 <Evie>   Or here's the Flickr album (3 pages and counting) if you want to see the entire evolution of the dollhouse and characters since pretty close to the beginning:
Sep 18 18:26:20 <Evie>   These are based on some of your characters' 21st Century descendents in my AU versiono of Gwynedd, so my "Morgan" is a descendent of the Morgan (and Haldane) lines, not THE Morgan of Kelson's period. 
Sep 18 18:26:51 <Evie>   You'll recognize some of your old furniture in the dollhouse.
Sep 18 18:27:16 <Evie>   I'm currently working on the home office, so making little desk supplies at the moment
Sep 18 18:27:59 <The_Bee>   I didn't know James  Bond was a Deryni.
Sep 18 18:28:01 <Evie>   I thnk next will be some clothes hangers to go in that green chifferobe to turn it to a coat closet as well as a storage space.
Sep 18 18:28:04 <Dov>   Duty calls. But first, thank you, KK, for publishing more books in e-reader format. Blessings, all.
Sep 18 18:28:10 <DesertRose>   See you, Dov
Sep 18 18:28:14 <Evie>   LOL!  Yes, Laurna shipped me some items in that box.
Sep 18 18:28:24 <Evie>   Devlin's jacket started out as James Bond's.
Sep 18 18:28:31 <Evie>   Goodnight, Dov
Sep 18 18:29:00 <The_Bee>   good night, Dov
Sep 18 18:29:08 *   Dov steps onto his Portal and vanishes.
Sep 18 18:29:28 <Jemler>   nite dov
Sep 18 18:29:44 *   Dov has quit (Quit: ajax IRC Client)
Sep 18 18:30:52 <Evie>   In the castle, I'm thinking of turning the lowest room into a chapel, but haven't decided yet whether to use air drying clay or just cardboard squares for the tile floor (might depend on how much the clay costs), and I want to get the walls and ceilings done before i go any further with the decorating, so that's holding up the project.
Sep 18 18:30:56 *   Kelric (~IceChat78@32F4F9.AFCB16.CAC8DB.A93869) has joined
Sep 18 18:31:01 <DesertRose>   Hi Kelric
Sep 18 18:31:09 <The_Bee>   Hi Kelric
Sep 18 18:31:19 <Evie>   That and working 40 hour weeks again, though that won't be for a lot longer.
Sep 18 18:31:21 <Jemler>   why am i thinking about Lord Dov? was he a character?
Sep 18 18:31:27 <Eyikl>   hi Kelric
Sep 18 18:31:37 <Jemler>   hi kelric
Sep 18 18:31:43 *   kendle (Mibbit@C06FE3.880C46.A1F608.6E805D) has joined
Sep 18 18:31:44 <Evie>   hi Kelric
Sep 18 18:31:49 <DesertRose>   Hi kendle
Sep 18 18:31:50 <The_Bee>   Hi Kendle
Sep 18 18:31:51 <Evie>   Hi kendle
Sep 18 18:31:59 <Jemler>   hi kendle
Sep 18 18:32:13 <Eyikl>   hi Kendle
Sep 18 18:32:21 <kendle>   hi.
Sep 18 18:32:52 <Evie>   I don't recall a Lord Dov, Jemler, but my memory of Camber era characters is quite fuzzy. I don't think there was a Lord Dov in Kelson's time, though, unless he was a very minor character
Sep 18 18:33:38 <kendle>   There wasn't a Lord Dov in Camber era.
Sep 18 18:33:44 <DesertRose>   The Gabrilite teachers were all Dom [Whatever]; maybe that's what you're thinking of?
Sep 18 18:33:55 <DesertRose>   Dov is a Hebrew name, anyway.
Sep 18 18:34:20 <Evie>   I want to reread the Camber books now that I can get them in ebook form, but right now any reading I manage to do happens in fits and starts, so it can take me days or even weeks to finish a book, which is frustrating for me since I used to read at least a book a day, if not two.
Sep 18 18:34:49 <kendle>   i just reread the camber era books.
Sep 18 18:35:17 <Jemler>   all my medical stuff makes that impossible for me.
Sep 18 18:35:24 <Evie>   They're on my reread when I have such a thing as free time again list.
Sep 18 18:35:48 <Jemler>   i keep thinking dov and st. neots
Sep 18 18:35:50 <The_Bee>   Who wrote the fanfic about Arilan as a Talmud scholar?
Sep 18 18:36:04 <Evie>   Can you listen to audiobooks, Jemler?
Sep 18 18:36:27 <Jemler>   if they don't put me to sleep.
Sep 18 18:36:40 <DesertRose>   Oh, maybe that was the name of the secular Healer who was working in "Examen," that little short story in Deryni Magic.
Sep 18 18:37:07 <Evie>   I don't normally recommend the audiobooks (except the first trilogy, they're fine) because I don't like the narrator for most of them, but if that's the format that will work best for you, then they're out there.
Sep 18 18:37:08 <Jemler>   maybe that's it!
Sep 18 18:37:38 <DesertRose>   Hang on a sec, lemme see if my copy of Magic is where it belongs on the bookshelf.
Sep 18 18:37:56 <Evie>   Oh!  KK, any news about getting the rest of your books on audio format?  Preferably with a new narrator?
Sep 18 18:38:04 <Evie>   Or at least the first guy again?
Sep 18 18:38:30 <Eyikl>   I find it hard to reread Deryni Rising because I have to read it all at once, which takes most of a day.
Sep 18 18:38:40 <Evie>   DR, if your copy is missing, I'd keep a close eye on Carys.  :-D
Sep 18 18:38:42 <DesertRose>   Yup, that's it, Jemler.  Lord Dov was the secular Healer.
Sep 18 18:38:59 <DesertRose>   Nope, it was where it belonged, right on the bookshelf.  No cat burglary.  :)
Sep 18 18:39:18 <Evie>   I was worried more about cat self-education.  ;-)
Sep 18 18:39:30 <Evie>   Although if she learns how to build that Portal, that's not necessarily a bad thing
Sep 18 18:39:30 <DesertRose>   LOL, Deryni kittehs?
Sep 18 18:39:48 <DesertRose>   She's more interested in trying to steal my glasses than my books.  Maybe her vision needs help before she can try to read?
Sep 18 18:39:49 <Eyikl>   SHe's training her human to read to her
Sep 18 18:40:01 <Evie>   If I wake up one morning and find two Gigis here rather than one, I'll know what Carys has been reading.
Sep 18 18:40:06 <DesertRose>   LOL
Sep 18 18:40:34 <The_Bee>   a Transfer Portal!
Sep 18 18:41:21 <Jemler>   what is the range of a Portal? 50 miles? 100? 200?
Sep 18 18:41:22 <DesertRose>   Gigi and Carys look like they could be sisters or mother and daughter.
Sep 18 18:41:37 <Eyikl>   That shapechanging spell in Camber of Culdi?
Sep 18 18:41:41 <Evie>   Revanne took a picture of a sign at Niagara Falls that said "Tunnel to Portals."  Alas, there were no Transfer Portals at the other end of the tunnel. 
Sep 18 18:41:51 <DesertRose>   Sadness
Sep 18 18:41:55 <kendle>   aww
Sep 18 18:42:15 <Evie>   It has to be over that, since they were able to Portal between Orsalia and Rhemuth
Sep 18 18:42:23 <Jemler>   how would you detect one? to deryni, they tingled.
Sep 18 18:42:47 <DesertRose>   If you're not Deryni or otherwise magic-sensitive, I don't think you can detect one.
Sep 18 18:43:07 <Eyikl>   SOunds like that story about the company that put up signs that said 'this way to the egress'.
Sep 18 18:43:11 <Evie>   I've have never detected even the faintest tingle in the sacristy linoleum at Holy Cross, sadly.
Sep 18 18:43:25 <Evie>   My husband says it's because it's not a cathedral.  :-D
Sep 18 18:43:44 <Jemler>   egress/ is that a female egret?
Sep 18 18:44:02 <The_Bee>   I think "to the Egress" was P.T. Barnum
Sep 18 18:44:30 <Eyikl>   no, it's an exit. The company wanted people to move through faster
Sep 18 18:44:54 <Evie>   And yes, I think it was Barnum
Sep 18 18:44:56 <Jemler>   tyhe little rascals movie with the 4-foot man eating chicken and it's kid with kfc! :)
Sep 18 18:45:14 <Evie>   LOL
Sep 18 18:45:50 <Evie>   KK, did we lose you, or are you still exploring the doll house?
Sep 18 18:45:55 <Eyikl>   and the movie-goers though the movie people just had bad grammer
Sep 18 18:46:07 <kendle>   she is still here.
Sep 18 18:46:13 <Jemler>   maybe the dollhouse needs a docent.
Sep 18 18:46:22 <KK>   I was exploring the house, and then came back to catch up on chat.  I'm here now.
Sep 18 18:46:28 <Evie>   :-D
Sep 18 18:47:25 <Evie>   I've finished the basic furnishing and am now filling in the details, like making or finding things to go into drawers, commissioning art for the walls, and I've still got a dining room to do as well as possibly a rooftop garden or balcony area.
Sep 18 18:48:46 <Evie>   DD jokes that as soon as she's found a place of her own, her bedroom is in danger of being taken over for more doll houses.  :-D
Sep 18 18:48:54 <DesertRose>   LOL
Sep 18 18:49:39 <Kelric>   I think it's time for something a bit more light hearted than others though with a bit of drama.
Sep 18 18:49:44 <Kelric>   time to reread KKB.
Sep 18 18:49:45 <Evie>   I said, no, that won't happen.  Because it would either get turned into a library/reading room, or I could use the expansion space to build "outdoor" sets.  Kelson still wants his war camp.  :-D
Sep 18 18:50:41 <KK>   What is DD doing now, Evie?
Sep 18 18:50:42 <Evie>   I need to find my copy of KKB. I've got most of my Deryni books together in one place now, but that one has gone walkabout.
Sep 18 18:51:02 <The_Bee>   Evie, can you link pics of your modern characters to scenes in your fanfic?
Sep 18 18:51:23 <Evie>   She is still working at the pizza place, but now that she's turning 19, they might have her serving rather than hostessing, which she wants because she'll be able to earn tips
Sep 18 18:52:23 <KK>   Is she going to go back to school?  And is DS still in nursing school?
Sep 18 18:52:24 <Evie>   You mean, like doing photographic story illustrations, Bee?  I've actually considered doing that, if I can get the right props and sets for it.
Sep 18 18:52:44 <Evie>   DS is still in nursing school.  DD hopes to go to culinary school, but she's taking a gap year first.
Sep 18 18:52:48 <Jemler>   a hostess at a pizza place? do they have a piano player in the corner for ballroom dancing?
Sep 18 18:52:50 <The_Bee>   Yes!  something like that
Sep 18 18:53:49 <Evie>   I've considered it, Bee, but my mind is thinking more along the lines of doing photostory fanfic instead.  Like comic book format stories, only with photos rather than drawings.
Sep 18 18:54:03 <Jemler>   have you guys heard of Hidden Legends Winery?
Sep 18 18:54:20 <The_Bee>   or put links to flickr in your story text.
Sep 18 18:54:21 <Eyikl>   Was that a 'Piano Man' reference?
Sep 18 18:55:01 <Eyikl>   I think I'd find links in the middle of a story annoying
Sep 18 18:55:14 <Jemler>   could be, i suppose.
Sep 18 18:55:14 <kendle>   yes, very.
Sep 18 18:55:46 <Evie>   I do have one story on the forum with a photo at the end of it.  (Photos in a post that are hosted on Flickr are essentially photo links anyway.)
Sep 18 18:56:05 <The_Bee>   what if they were at the bottom of the page? or the end of the chapter?
Sep 18 18:56:16 <Evie>   That's what I did with that one story
Sep 18 18:56:58 <Evie>   Just a picture of Rhemuth on a snowy day (well, actually an art filtered photo of Carcassonne in winter) set at the very end of the short story.
Sep 18 18:57:19 <Evie>   So it didn't disrupt the story flow at all
Sep 18 18:57:44 <The_Bee>   Jemler, what about Hidden legends Winery
Sep 18 18:57:45 <Jemler>   hidden legends has a variety pack. pure honey mead, kings mead, spiced and dark mead. all 4 for $67.96. i am going to buy 2 for xmas. 1 for me, 1 for my sister.
Sep 18 18:57:52 <Eyikl>   That might work. Wen I read Balance of Power I I would read the comments at the end of some chapters anyway.
Sep 18 18:57:55 <Evie>   Yum!!!
Sep 18 18:58:02 <Kelric>   I ironically have 4 copies of KKB.  1:  Beaten up Hardcover.  2:  Discarded library softcover.  3:  Softcover destined for friend when I see her again.  4:  Softcover unedited copy that I got from a used book store somewhere.
Sep 18 18:58:53 <Evie>   I think I have a Kindle copy now, but I'd still love to find my hardcover copy, since IIRC it was an autographed copy and I like to keep those someplace safe.
Sep 18 18:59:11 <The_Bee>   Nobody used footnotes like Terry Pratchett!
Sep 18 18:59:27 <Evie>   Especially now that I've got proper bookshelves to put them on, and a dedicated section for my Deryni novels.
Sep 18 19:00:27 <Evie>   I read Kindle books more and more just because I always have my Kindle reader(s) with me, even when it's not practical to carry a real book, but I like to have the actual books also
Sep 18 19:00:31 <DesertRose>   Carys says Hi and Purrrrr.
Sep 18 19:00:48 <Evie>   For one thing, I'd feel really silly asking KK to autograph my phone, never mind I use it as a Kindle reader.  ;-)
Sep 18 19:00:51 <DesertRose>   She woke up from her nap and decided that it's Pet Carys O'Clock.
Sep 18 19:00:52 <The_Bee>   Purrr to you, Carys
Sep 18 19:00:58 <Eyikl>   Yes Bee. I couldn't really get into Terry Prachett's boks, but his footnotes were very funny.
Sep 18 19:01:17 <Jemler>   brb
Sep 18 19:02:12 <DesertRose>   It might also be Food Dish Is Empty O'Clock, let me look.
Sep 18 19:02:25 <DesertRose>   Nope, not quite.
Sep 18 19:02:55 <Evie>   I have started writing a little more of the BoP sequel, but it's very slow going thus far, partly due to time constraints and partly because my characters haven't told me a lot about where the story is going yet, although it's now starting to unfold a bit.
Sep 18 19:03:51 <Eyikl>   is it Time For Real Food O'clock?
Sep 18 19:03:53 <The_Bee>   My kitchen floor is covered with dishes of half-eaten cat food.  Melantha's not starving, but I wonder what she's eating.
Sep 18 19:03:56 <Evie>   and I have a few Kelson era stories on the back burner feeling neglected too, because I'm a bad story mommy
Sep 18 19:04:29 <kendle>   I think we all are
Sep 18 19:04:37 <DesertRose>   Maybe she's hunting, Bee.  This is gross, but is there a rodent problem in your area?
Sep 18 19:04:48 <DesertRose>   Define Real Food, Eyikl?
Sep 18 19:05:21 <The_Bee>   not in my apartment.  I probably feed her too many treats
Sep 18 19:05:28 <DesertRose>   That could be it.
Sep 18 19:05:36 <Eyikl>   Well I just know that even if my cats have dry food they demand canned food at night.
Sep 18 19:05:54 <DesertRose>   Carys gets treats when she gets a nail trim and if she does something noteworthy, but other than that, she gets cat food.
Sep 18 19:06:10 <Evie>   Mine are equal opportunity food eaters, thank goodness.  If it's cat food, they'll eat it. 
Sep 18 19:06:18 <DesertRose>   I've never given Carys canned food; the smell of it makes me sick.
Sep 18 19:06:33 <DesertRose>   Canned cat food smells gross.
Sep 18 19:06:44 <kendle>   brb
Sep 18 19:06:49 <The_Bee>   I thin k I've found a bran  d shelikes, but she still leaves bits  of it to dry out.  then the bugs get it.
Sep 18 19:06:53 <Eyikl>   better than canned dog food, I think
Sep 18 19:06:54 <DesertRose>   Yuk
Sep 18 19:07:06 <DesertRose>   Yeah, canned dog food is pretty yucky too.
Sep 18 19:07:28 <Eyikl>   and harder to clean off the can
Sep 18 19:07:46 <DesertRose>   I'm not sure I've ever fed a dog canned food.
Sep 18 19:07:46 <The_Bee>   Melantha like packets of chunks and gravy.
Sep 18 19:08:10 <DesertRose>   The last time I fed a dog at all was when I was with my ex, and his dog ate dry food.  We never gave CC wet food.
Sep 18 19:08:25 <DesertRose>   And I've not had a dog of my own as an adult.
Sep 18 19:08:52 <The_Bee>   I feed Melantha a mixture of dry and moist.
Sep 18 19:09:27 <DesertRose>   The mixture of dry and wet food is supposed to be better for them, but I just can't face canned cat food; the smell of it seriously makes me come close to vomiting.
Sep 18 19:09:41 <The_Bee>   Her vet advised me not to keep switching her food.  Apparently that is bad for a cat\s  digestion.
Sep 18 19:09:50 <DesertRose>   So Carys gets Iams kibble.
Sep 18 19:10:01 <KK>   Mine get wet Friskies when they demand it, and there's always dry food and water out for them, so I know no one is starving, regardless of what they try to tell me at any given time.
Sep 18 19:10:04 <DesertRose>   Yeah, they don't like change.
Sep 18 19:10:11 <The_Bee>   I mean I serve her both kinds, but one at a time.
Sep 18 19:10:44 <DesertRose>
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Sep 18 19:10:49 <DesertRose>   Yeah, I figured that, Bee.
Sep 18 19:10:52 <DesertRose>   Well, shucks.
Sep 18 19:11:09 <DesertRose>   KK, that link is for you.  :)
Sep 18 19:11:11 <Eyikl>   lol
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Sep 18 19:11:26 <DesertRose>   Rehi Bee.
Sep 18 19:11:35 <Evie>   rehi
Sep 18 19:11:38 <The_Bee>   did I mibbit myself?
Sep 18 19:11:52 <DesertRose>   Just as you got Mibbited, I said that I had figured you meant that you fed her both dry and wet food but one at a time.  :)
Sep 18 19:12:02 <DesertRose>   I don't know if you did it to yourself or if Mibbit was being mean.
Sep 18 19:12:17 <KK>   LOL, thanks, Desert Rose.
Sep 18 19:12:27 <DesertRose>   I love that picture.
Sep 18 19:12:52 <DesertRose>   Merlin tries that stunt, meowing for food when he has food, and at 17 or 18 lbs, it's not like he's in imminent danger of starvation.
Sep 18 19:13:02 <Eyikl>   Carys in pretty, BTW
Sep 18 19:13:03 <The_Bee>   yes.  And after Melantha's   surgery, her vet suggested human baby food to rebuild her strength.  She lost a lot of blood during the surgery.
Sep 18 19:13:30 <DesertRose>   That wasn't Carys, Eyikl.  I don't know whose cat that is; it was just a funny pic.
Sep 18 19:13:44 <Eyikl>   oh.
Sep 18 19:13:48 <The_Bee>   I probably hit the wrong key, but I'm not sure which key.
Sep 18 19:14:06 <DesertRose>   It is a pretty cat, though, and I love black cats.
Sep 18 19:14:38 <Eyikl>   Do you let them cross your path, or is that just asking for trouble?
Sep 18 19:14:57 <The_Bee>   Melantha is black.  She's  on the Furr People page of the website.
Sep 18 19:15:18 <DesertRose>   I'm not particularly superstitious, but there aren't a lot of stray cats where I am, or more accurately, I don't walk around much in my neighborhood.
Sep 18 19:16:00 <The_Bee>   me neither. I don't go out unless I have a reason to.
Sep 18 19:16:22 <The_Bee>   laziness in my case
Sep 18 19:16:44 <DesertRose>   I live in a somewhat rough neighborhood, so that's why I don't walk around it much.
Sep 18 19:16:49 <Evie>   Going out for walks in Florida heat in summer doesn't sound too fun anyway
Sep 18 19:17:06 <DesertRose>   Also, it's too darn hot still to spend much time outdoors unless there's a pool or the beach involved.
Sep 18 19:17:45 <Eyikl>   THat makes sense. The towns I live in probably wouldn't be called rough.
Sep 18 19:17:45 <KK>   Having just returned from Florida, I have to agree--though it wasn't as hot this time as it was last month.
Sep 18 19:18:20 <Evie>   Yes, I'll bet it was worse in August
Sep 18 19:18:25 <The_Bee>   Where are you, Eyiki?
Sep 18 19:18:36 <DesertRose>   This is Carys, taken last week.  She was unimpressed because I'd just checked her ears and cleaned the corners of her eyes.
Sep 18 19:18:37 <Eyikl>   It's cooling down here but there isn't really any place to walk to.
Sep 18 19:18:48 <Evie>   It didn't feel particularly bad when I was there in early August, but then again, I was on the coast feeling the ocean breezes
Sep 18 19:19:54 <DesertRose>   She's actually super sweet and cuddly, but I was NOT on her dance card at that moment.  Her facial expression was so funny I had to capture it, though.  :)
Sep 18 19:19:58 <The_Bee>   I keep forgetting to give Melantha her ear drops.
Sep 18 19:20:26 <Eyikl>   preety. I not sure I've seen that light tabby coloring before.
Sep 18 19:20:47 <DesertRose>   Yeah, she's got an interesting paint job; it's like she's somewhere between gray tabby and brown tabby.
Sep 18 19:21:13 <DesertRose>   My mom calls her coloring "champagne tabby."  :)
Sep 18 19:21:14 <Evie>   That's the same color Gigi is.  Officially she was listed as brown tabby when I adopted her, but it has a lot of gray mixed in as well
Sep 18 19:21:22 <Eyikl>   maybe they mixed the leftover paint?
Sep 18 19:21:26 <DesertRose>   Maybe so, LOL
Sep 18 19:21:50 <Evie>   Don't tell Gigi she's a champagne tabby, she might start demanding some.
Sep 18 19:22:13 <DesertRose>   My family had a cat named Roxanne, who was mostly brown tabby but had patches of ginger tabby and she had some white on her face, white feet, and the very tip of her tail was white.
Sep 18 19:22:44 <Evie>   That sounds like a very unusual mix
Sep 18 19:22:49 <DesertRose>   She was cute.
Sep 18 19:23:02 <DesertRose>   She was also kitten-faced to the end of her days, and she lived to be eighteen.
Sep 18 19:23:11 <Evie>   Aww
Sep 18 19:23:13 <DesertRose>   But her face still looked like a kitten's face.
Sep 18 19:23:21 <Eyikl>   awww
Sep 18 19:24:28 <DesertRose>   She was the one my parents had to drug when they remodeled their kitchen.  She was always kind of a jumpy cat, and the noise and disruption of the remodel made her super anxious, so they wound up getting basically kitty Valium from the vet.
Sep 18 19:25:03 <DesertRose>   But the dose was too high; the first time they gave it to her, she was stoner kitteh, so for later doses, they gave her a half pill.
Sep 18 19:25:17 <Evie>   Oops!
Sep 18 19:26:11 <Evie>   "Dayum, that was some good catnip!"
Sep 18 19:26:23 <DesertRose>   Something like that, LOL.
Sep 18 19:26:44 *   DF64 ( has joined
Sep 18 19:26:47 <DesertRose>   Hi DF64
Sep 18 19:26:53 <Eyikl>   hi DF64
Sep 18 19:26:55 <DF64>   hi all
Sep 18 19:27:31 <Evie>   Hi, DF!
Sep 18 19:29:13 <The_Bee>   hi DF 64
Sep 18 19:29:57 <Jemler>   hi dg64
Sep 18 19:30:05 <Jemler>   sorry, df64
Sep 18 19:30:51 <DF64>   that's ok gemler
Sep 18 19:30:55 <DF64>   oops jemler
Sep 18 19:31:02 <Jemler>   lol
Sep 18 19:31:16 <Jemler>   well done!
Sep 18 19:31:25 <DesertRose>   LOL
Sep 18 19:31:57 <Eyikl>   lol
Sep 18 19:32:48 *   The_Bee is going in search of supper. 
Sep 18 19:32:50 <Jemler>   it got quiet
Sep 18 19:32:58 *   DesertRose drops a pin.
Sep 18 19:33:02 <kendle>   yes it did.
Sep 18 19:33:12 <Jemler>   a bowling pin?
Sep 18 19:33:21 <Eyikl>   clang!
Sep 18 19:33:35 <DesertRose>   Well, I was thinking more like a straight pin, like you'd use to pin fabric for sewing, but whatever.  :P
Sep 18 19:34:01 <KK>   Yeah, I think I'm going to check out.  Still catching up on sleep from the trip.  The train ride was....interesting.  Rough tracks in some places + poor sleep.
Sep 18 19:34:11 <Evie>   Oh dear
Sep 18 19:34:29 <Jemler>   nite kk. thanks for the update.
Sep 18 19:34:41 <Eyikl>   bleh. Been there, done that. Have a better night tonight.
Sep 18 19:34:41 <kendle>   night.
Sep 18 19:34:46 <The_Bee>   nighters, KK. It was good to chat with you again.  Thanks for coming
Sep 18 19:34:49 <Evie>   Happy settling back in and character mapping
Sep 18 19:34:58 <KK>   Better than another two days of driving, though, and very cost-effective, when you factor in two nights on the road + gas + meals, which were included in the fare.
Sep 18 19:35:02 <DF64>   once upon a time returns next week
Sep 18 19:35:20 <Jemler>   i missed most of last season.
Sep 18 19:35:29 <KK>   Yeah, more estate stuff, though it's mostly desk work.
Sep 18 19:35:39 *   kendle (Mibbit@C06FE3.880C46.A1F608.6E805D) has left
Sep 18 19:35:46 <KK>   See you guys next week at 7.
Sep 18 19:35:54 <Evie>   OK.  Goodnight!
Sep 18 19:36:03 <DF64>   nite kk
Sep 18 19:36:07 *   KK steps onto her Portal, waves goodnight, and disappears in a shower of green sparkles.
Sep 18 19:36:09 <DesertRose>   Night, KK!
Sep 18 19:36:09 <The_Bee>   bye KK
Sep 18 19:36:10 <Eyikl>   see you next week
Sep 18 19:36:14 <DesertRose>   Thanks for coming to see us!
Sep 18 19:36:14 <Jemler>   nite kendle
Sep 18 19:36:26 <KK>   Nighters.
Sep 18 19:36:31 *   KK has quit (Quit: ajax IRC Client)
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James Herriot (James Alfred "Alfie" Wight), when a human client asked him if animals have souls.  (I don't remember in which book the story originally appeared.)


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