Mar 19 19:10:24 * KK has joined
Mar 19 19:10:28 <DesertRose> Hi KK!
Mar 19 19:10:31 <Dennis> Hi, KK!
Mar 19 19:10:35 <Evie> Well, my cunning plan to create a ring for Duncan has fallen apart because I can't find my meltable plastic pellets. Oh well.
Mar 19 19:10:40 <Derynifank> Hi KK
Mar 19 19:10:41 <Jemler> hi kk
Mar 19 19:10:41 <Evie> Hi, KK!
Mar 19 19:10:42 <DesertRose> Phooey
Mar 19 19:10:45 <KK> Hello, al
Mar 19 19:10:50 <KK> all
Mar 19 19:10:58 <revanne> Hi
Mar 19 19:11:09 <KK> BRB
Mar 19 19:11:11 * The_Bee (Mibbit@OWIRCN-860d1fc1.ma.comcast.net
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Mar 19 19:11:19 <Evie> DFK, he came home early from the trail because one of his friends' camping gear got wet, so it was unsafe for them to camp out on the mountain in subzero temps with wet gear.
Mar 19 19:11:25 <Derynifank> Hi Bee
Mar 19 19:11:25 <revanne> Hi Bee
Mar 19 19:11:28 <DesertRose> I'm typing with my right hand only because the left arm is occupied by cat.
Mar 19 19:11:31 <DesertRose> Hi Bee
Mar 19 19:11:37 <Evie> But if that hadn't happened, he'd have stayed the whole time, since he was having fun.
Mar 19 19:11:37 <The_Bee> Hi everyone
Mar 19 19:11:56 <Jemler> how long was he out?
Mar 19 19:11:57 <Evie> Never mind his idea of "fun" is my idea of "Dante's Ninth Level of Hell"
Mar 19 19:12:05 <Evie> Sunday to Tuesday.
Mar 19 19:12:07 <DesertRose> Carya says hi and purr.
Mar 19 19:12:14 <DesertRose> LOL, Evie
Mar 19 19:12:20 <Derynifank> Glad he did ok. Did they see any of the blizzard?
Mar 19 19:12:22 <DesertRose> *Carys
Mar 19 19:12:34 <Dennis> CAT!
Mar 19 19:12:44 <The_Bee> Are you another lefty, DR?
Mar 19 19:13:08 <Evie> They were too far south for blizzard conditions, although I think they saw snow
Mar 19 19:13:41 <Evie> It must be chat time. Luke just showed up to interfere
Mar 19 19:13:45 <DesertRose> No, I'm right handed, but I'm reduced to typing with my right hand only at the moment because Miss Fuzz has decided to camp out in the crook of my left arm.
Mar 19 19:13:51 <The_Bee> The "blizzard" was much ado about very little here.
Mar 19 19:14:19 <Evie> Better than the other way around, I guess, Bee
Mar 19 19:14:21 <revanne> That's good to hear though Bee
Mar 19 19:14:54 <DesertRose> Better over-prepared than under-prepared, especially where bad weather is concerned.
Mar 19 19:15:12 <Derynifank> Definitely
Mar 19 19:15:47 <The_Bee> The news-folk were saying the National Weather Service knew it wouldn't be so bad, but withheld the information.
Mar 19 19:15:51 <DesertRose> Kind of like us and Hurricane Matthew. The beaches took a bit of a beating, but inland (even just a few miles) it just wasn't that bad.
Mar 19 19:16:09 <KK> Yeah, we got a couple of inches, but it was mostly gone by the next afternoon. Glad that DS got back ok, and didn't get seriously snowed.
Mar 19 19:16:32 <DesertRose> At my parents' house, we didn't even lose power but for eight hours or so.
Mar 19 19:16:41 <DesertRose> (during Matthew, that is)
Mar 19 19:16:58 <Derynifank> How bad it was depended strictly on location
Mar 19 19:17:02 <DesertRose> Yeah
Mar 19 19:17:22 <Evie> So down here we had freezing temps up until Wednesday, a slightly warmer day Thursday, almost T-shirt weather on Friday, and definitely warm enough to go sleeveless this weekend.
Mar 19 19:17:24 <KK> Yep, northern New England got seriously clobbered, I understand.
Mar 19 19:17:29 <DesertRose> Carys decided to go for a snack, so I have both hands again.
Mar 19 19:17:31 <Evie> So weather whiplash? Yeah
Mar 19 19:17:51 <revanne> Ever since the Great Storm here of 87 which was under predicted our weather reporters have tended to go OTT.
Mar 19 19:17:54 <KK> But I think spring is seriously here at last. No more snow, at least.
Mar 19 19:18:09 * Shiral (~Shiral@OWIRCN-e6adf1cc.ca.comcast.net) has joined
Mar 19 19:18:16 <The_Bee> Hi Shiral
Mar 19 19:18:22 * Shiral enters chatroom with a champagne cork pop
Mar 19 19:18:23 <revanne> Hi Shiral
Mar 19 19:18:25 <KK> Hello, Shiral.
Mar 19 19:18:30 <DesertRose> Hi Shiral
Mar 19 19:18:33 <Shiral> Hello KK, et al
Mar 19 19:18:46 <Evie> Mini-Duncan got a new body that holds poses much better than his first one (first action figure body, that is; I don't count his original Ken body which wasn't articulated at all), so we had a spring photo taking outing.
Mar 19 19:18:55 <Evie> Hi, Shiral!
Mar 19 19:18:58 * Shiral snaps fingers and contributes some fresh Irish soda bread and tea on the chatroom tea table.
Mar 19 19:19:05 <KK> Oh, good. Can we see?
Mar 19 19:19:08 <Derynifank> Yes. Summer one day, winter the next, then spring. Only season we haven't had in the last few days is autumn
Mar 19 19:19:56 <Jemler> i siad this earlier: the only 4 seasons i want in one day are early summer, midsummer, late summer and indian summer!
Mar 19 19:19:58 * revanne pours out Guinness in honour of St Patrick
Mar 19 19:19:59 <Evie> Just a minute, looking up photos.
Mar 19 19:20:05 <The_Bee> Around here we've been havingseasons in the wrong order for several decades.
Mar 19 19:20:31 <Jemler> May the road rise up to meet you!
Mar 19 19:20:37 * DesertRose puts the homemade Irish cream on the tea table for anyone who wants some.
Mar 19 19:20:44 <Evie> There is a slight bit of color difference between the body and head, more so than with his original body, but the newer bodies all have at least a slight grayish undertone now to match the more modern action figure heads, so can't be helped.
Mar 19 19:20:51 * The_Bee sets oout bisquits with 4-leaf-clover honey
Mar 19 19:20:53 <DesertRose> Note: That stuff is RICH, so a little goes a long way.
Mar 19 19:21:02 <revanne> Which it will do if you drink too much Guinness
Mar 19 19:21:11 <DesertRose> LOL, revanne
Mar 19 19:21:14 <Derynifank> Apparently cirned beef and cabbage isn't really Irish
Mar 19 19:21:21 <DesertRose> No, it's Irish-American.
Mar 19 19:21:23 <Derynifank> Corned
Mar 19 19:21:26 <Evie> At least when he's dressed in a cassock, the color difference isn't too noticeable, but I had him in an open front shirt to start off with just to see how much it would show up in photos: https://www.flickr.com/gp/9573389@N08/ygLqi3
Mar 19 19:21:33 <Shiral> Give me soda bread any day
Mar 19 19:21:55 <Shiral> Duncan in his "Civvies"?
Mar 19 19:21:58 <The_Bee> no, that's New England boiled dinner, with some ingrediants missing.
Mar 19 19:22:09 <Evie> His first body couldn't do the "hold the cell phone" pose very well because his arms tended to want to flop back, which also made other positions like praying difficult.
Mar 19 19:22:14 <Jemler> don't give us that evie! you just like the idea of Duncan in an open front shirt!
Mar 19 19:22:20 <DesertRose> It's something Irish immigrants in the US came up with, from a combination of some dishes cooked by their Eastern European and/or Jewish immigrant neighbors and also cabbage was a cheap vegetable so there was that.
Mar 19 19:22:51 <Evie> https://www.flickr.com/gp/9573389@N08/14J09b
Mar 19 19:22:55 <Derynifank> I read the the Irish Anericans got it from their Jewish neighbirs
Mar 19 19:23:23 <DesertRose> I was teasing Evie about Duncan, due to that outfit, being on retreat in Hawaii or Key West, and thus did they have sacramental margaritas/mojitos (Key West) or mai tais/pina coladas (Hawaii).
Mar 19 19:23:24 <Evie> The other body could kneel, but this one might do so just a bit better, and he can also hold his hands together and bow his head appropriately. Without losing it, I might add. LOL!
Mar 19 19:23:26 <Jemler> Duncan had a hawaiian shirt?
Mar 19 19:23:41 <Evie> He did when he went to the beach with me last August. ;-)
Mar 19 19:23:53 <The_Bee> That's Duncan? He looks about 8 years old.
Mar 19 19:24:17 <Evie> Here's the album: https://www.flickr.com/gp/9573389@N08/MEUe16
Mar 19 19:24:19 <DesertRose> Basically, yes, Derynifank, re: corned beef and cabbage.
Mar 19 19:24:21 <Derynifank> Wouldn't want Duncan to lose his head
Mar 19 19:24:47 <Evie> Well, they don't make Ken dolls with convincing wrinkles, and none of the action figure heads look right for him. Trust me, I've searched.
Mar 19 19:25:12 <Evie> Besides which, most action figure heads look too scowly, and I don't think Duncan went around looking mad at the world
Mar 19 19:25:17 <Jemler> derynifank are you talking about duncam mclain or duncan macleod?
Mar 19 19:25:32 * Eyikl (Mibbit@8027A0.AD6C34.D381B8.9C060D
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Mar 19 19:25:35 <DesertRose> No, he seems to be a generally even-tempered fellow, Duncan McLain.
Mar 19 19:25:37 <DesertRose> Hi Eyikl
Mar 19 19:25:46 <The_Bee> Hi Eyiki
Mar 19 19:25:53 <Shiral> Hi Eyikl
Mar 19 19:26:02 <Eyikl> hi everyone
Mar 19 19:26:07 <revanne> Hi
Mar 19 19:26:07 <Shiral> KK, I hope your cold from two weeks ago is better
Mar 19 19:26:10 <Dennis> Hi!
Mar 19 19:26:12 <Evie> There can be only one! *Duncan McLain uses a psychic sword in Duel Arcane against Duncan MacLeod*
Mar 19 19:26:17 <DesertRose> Not to say that he NEVER loses his cool, just that he mostly is pleasant of demeanor.
Mar 19 19:26:20 <DesertRose> LOL
Mar 19 19:26:40 <Derynifank> McClain
Mar 19 19:26:44 <Shiral> You don't want to be around on the rare occasions when Duncan McLain loses his cool. =o)
Mar 19 19:26:51 <DesertRose> Yeah, that's how that generally goes.
Mar 19 19:27:07 <Evie> Of course, when he does lose his cool, he tends to lop heads off hostages, but that only happens once in a great while, when he loses a Dad.
Mar 19 19:27:07 <DesertRose> The ones who don't lose their cool often are the ones who lose it pretty spectacularly when they do.
Mar 19 19:27:40 <KK> It's all gone save for the occasional cough. and the occasional sneeze that produces a gigantic gob of phlegm-but that's good, because it means it's getting out of my sinuses.
Mar 19 19:27:59 <Evie> Yes, the faster it clears your system, the better
Mar 19 19:28:01 <Derynifank> Glad you are better
Mar 19 19:28:03 <Shiral> Glad you're on the mend
Mar 19 19:28:13 <DesertRose> My oldest brother is like that, and the two times in my life I've seen him lose it, he had a boatload of justification both times, and I also wanted to run for the hills even though I wasn't the one he was angry with either time.
Mar 19 19:28:17 <KK> Everybody else on the mend?
Mar 19 19:28:50 <Shiral> I think I'm pretty well up to factory specs
Mar 19 19:28:51 <Evie> DH is texting me. His vehicle is loaded down with stuff that has to come back from Gulf Wars, so he's traveling slowly, but should be in sometime between 10 and midnight. Yay!
Mar 19 19:28:58 <DesertRose> Yay, Evie!
Mar 19 19:29:12 <DesertRose> I'm about the same, but at least I have enough energy to chat this week.
Mar 19 19:29:22 <Evie> I'm better except for the occasional light cough
Mar 19 19:29:30 <revanne> Going to say goodnight -even though the time difference is an hour less until next week it's still late here.Have a good couple of weeks everyone and hopefully catch you in eatly chat.
Mar 19 19:29:31 <Dennis> I'm still fat. :p
Mar 19 19:29:43 <Evie> Goodnight, revanne
Mar 19 19:29:44 <Dennis> Have a good night, Revanne!
Mar 19 19:29:48 <Shiral> Night, Revanne
Mar 19 19:29:49 <DesertRose> G'night, then, revanne. May the insomnimonster bugger off and not bother you.
Mar 19 19:29:53 <Jemler> nite revanne
Mar 19 19:29:59 <Derynifank> Night Revanne
Mar 19 19:30:11 <revanne> Thankyou DR
Mar 19 19:30:12 <The_Bee> nighters, Revanne
Mar 19 19:30:14 <Shiral> I think I've finally adjusted to the new time
Mar 19 19:30:24 <revanne> Night
Mar 19 19:30:27 <Dennis> How goes writing KK?
Mar 19 19:30:33 <KK> Nighters, Revanne.
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Mar 19 19:30:51 <KK> Not yet, Dennis. Taxes call.
Mar 19 19:31:01 <DesertRose> Ah, yes, Infernal Revenue.
Mar 19 19:31:17 <Shiral> Dmitri was insistent for his breakfast this morning. He pushed my keys, the phone and the clock off my bedside table
Mar 19 19:31:26 <Evie> LOL
Mar 19 19:31:40 <Dennis> Ah. Sorry and good luck.
Mar 19 19:31:45 <Derynifank> Did he get your attention?
Mar 19 19:31:45 <KK> AND, we have to have the house treated this week for carpet beetles/moths, which are chewing on our oriental carpets. Yuck! All the rugs need to be sprayed, and then the rooms bombed.
Mar 19 19:31:50 <DesertRose> Carys was a little displeased this morning that breakfast didn't happen until about 1:30 pm because I didn't wake up because I was super tired.
Mar 19 19:31:56 <DesertRose> Ugh, KK! No fun!
Mar 19 19:31:57 <KK> The cr4itters go off to the vets to board for the day.
Mar 19 19:32:16 <Shiral> And he rubs his cheeks and muzzle against the bottom edge of the lamp shade so that the lamp rates
Mar 19 19:32:21 <Shiral> rattles, I mean
Mar 19 19:32:25 * CGI827 (~ae59c3a7@OWIRCN-1bdd9d77.org) has joined
Mar 19 19:32:29 <DesertRose> She's not allowed in my room at night because she won't let me sleep, but she was singing me the song of her people from just outside the bedroom door.
Mar 19 19:32:34 <DesertRose> Hi CGI827
Mar 19 19:32:35 <KK> They do know how to get our attention, don't they?
Mar 19 19:32:37 <Dennis> Oy! I'm even more sorry, KK. That's dreadful.
Mar 19 19:32:46 <The_Bee> Hi CGI827
Mar 19 19:32:49 <Shiral> Sounds miserable, KK
Mar 19 19:32:53 <Evie> Hi CG1827
Mar 19 19:33:01 <Derynifank> Really sorry about the bugs kk
Mar 19 19:33:05 <Shiral> Dmitri and Tati won't let me sleep if I shut them OU
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Mar 19 19:33:06 <Shiral> OUT
Mar 19 19:33:21 <Dennis> We actually got a lavender diffuser to keep the Miss from sharing the song her people and her kitty morse code in the bedroom at 4 in the morning.
Mar 19 19:33:39 <Shiral> I'm going to have to get somebody here to get rid of a wasp nest way too close to my bedroom sliding door
Mar 19 19:33:43 <DesertRose> Carys will let me sleep for maybe three hours, and then she starts knocking things off any horizontal surface to wake me up and get me to pay attention to her.
Mar 19 19:33:46 <KK> Yeah, our cleaning lady discovered them in the drawing room; they'd eaten a large patch behind one of the settees.
Mar 19 19:33:46 <Derynifank> Did it work
Mar 19 19:33:58 * Jerusha (Mibbit@OWIRCN-6b8df2ac.dsl.bell.ca
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Mar 19 19:34:03 <DesertRose> As I have some things that don't react well to being knocked to the floor, I started shutting her out of the bedroom at night.
Mar 19 19:34:05 <DesertRose> Hi Jerusha
Mar 19 19:34:07 <Evie> Oh no, KK
Mar 19 19:34:12 <The_Bee> Hi Jerusha
Mar 19 19:34:13 <Jemler> hi jerusha
Mar 19 19:34:14 <Shiral> Hi Jerusha
Mar 19 19:34:14 <DesertRose> Ugh, KK.
Mar 19 19:34:19 <DesertRose> That sucks.
Mar 19 19:34:20 <Evie> hi Jerusha
Mar 19 19:34:20 <Eyikl> hi Jerusha
Mar 19 19:34:26 <Jerusha> Hi Everyone! Mibbit was being an initial pain
Mar 19 19:34:32 <Dennis> To a certain extent, DFK. She lets us sleep until feeding time now..
Mar 19 19:34:37 <Dennis> Hi, Jerusha!
Mar 19 19:34:43 <Jerusha> Hi Dennis
Mar 19 19:34:46 <KK> We had to immediately dispose of the 11x15 carpet in that room. Will have to get a new one, once the bug problem is handled.
Mar 19 19:34:46 <Derynifank> Hi jerusha. Hiw are the triplets?
Mar 19 19:34:46 <DesertRose> It does that.
Mar 19 19:35:08 <Shiral> Too bad about that rug!
Mar 19 19:35:08 <Jerusha> Plotting, always plotting.
Mar 19 19:35:20 <DesertRose> Bynw was having me help him test an alternative browser based chat client recently, so we may have an alternative available at some point in the not-too-distant future.
Mar 19 19:35:32 <DesertRose> Hopefully.
Mar 19 19:35:41 <KK> Excellent.
Mar 19 19:35:42 <Jerusha> I tried alternate chat, but still had problems
Mar 19 19:35:57 <Jerusha> Or it just wasn't the familiar view
Mar 19 19:36:18 <Jerusha> Bugs, KK?
Mar 19 19:36:19 <DesertRose> Yeah. This one that he was having me help with is a little more streamlined in its design that Mibbit, which I rather liked since I find Mibbit's interface to be kind of cutesy-poo.
Mar 19 19:36:38 <DesertRose> *than, not taht
Mar 19 19:36:40 <DesertRose> That
Mar 19 19:36:44 <DesertRose> Rented fingers.
Mar 19 19:36:45 <KK> Yeah, carpet beetles/moths that love oriental wool.
Mar 19 19:36:55 <Jerusha> Ick!
Mar 19 19:36:59 <The_Bee> I logged in to an alternate-world Deryni Destinations in which I was the only one there.
Mar 19 19:37:23 * Laurna (Mibbit@OWIRCN-e847c143.res.rr.com
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Mar 19 19:37:24 <Shiral> Well named, since they're literally eating the carpets
Mar 19 19:37:33 <Dennis> That's the one where Wencit won, Bee.
Mar 19 19:37:39 <The_Bee> Hi Laurna
Mar 19 19:37:44 <Jerusha> Hi Laurna
Mar 19 19:37:52 <Shiral> Hi Laurna
Mar 19 19:37:52 <Laurna> Just got home, hello ALL
Mar 19 19:37:55 <DesertRose> Hi Laurna
Mar 19 19:37:55 <Dennis> Hi, Laurna!
Mar 19 19:38:18 <Evie> Hi Laurna
Mar 19 19:38:25 <DesertRose> BRB, tea has gone empty
Mar 19 19:38:38 <Laurna> I could use some please
Mar 19 19:38:38 <Eyikl> hi Laurna
Mar 19 19:38:45 <Evie> I finished edits on your character listing, Laurna
Mar 19 19:38:49 <KK> I'll welcome a better chat client, because the one that's currently flagged on the website has annoying text that covers up what I'm typing.
Mar 19 19:38:53 <Derynifank> Woukdn't like one where Wencit won
Mar 19 19:38:55 <Jerusha> I'm having Earl Grey green tea
Mar 19 19:38:55 <Laurna> Thank you Evie Wonderful
Mar 19 19:39:23 <Evie> I haven't seen Earl Grey green tea, just black tea
Mar 19 19:39:25 <Jerusha> Laurna, is there a new fanfic?
Mar 19 19:39:35 <Derynifank> Hot tea sounds wonderful
Mar 19 19:39:42 <Evie> I have seen Earl Grey Lavender, but that literally has lavender flowers in it
Mar 19 19:39:43 <Laurna> Yes first chapter on Tuesday.
Mar 19 19:39:51 <Jerusha> Yippee!
Mar 19 19:39:54 <The_Bee> I asssume the new chat client will be accessible via Rhemuthcastle
Mar 19 19:40:01 <Derynifank> Yay!
Mar 19 19:40:27 <Laurna> say Yay and thank you to Evie, she is the best!
Mar 19 19:40:38 * Jerusha puts a big circle around Tuesday on the calander
Mar 19 19:40:42 <Derynifank> Yes she is
Mar 19 19:40:51 <Jerusha> Absolutely
Mar 19 19:40:54 <Evie> *blush*
Mar 19 19:41:08 <Evie> The best at what, managing mischief? :-D
Mar 19 19:41:15 <Shiral> It's been a while since we've had a new fanfic
Mar 19 19:41:17 <Derynifank> That too
Mar 19 19:41:18 <Laurna> Don't blush, you may bow!
Mar 19 19:41:19 <Jerusha> Or mayhem
Mar 19 19:41:24 * Evie curtseys
Mar 19 19:41:43 * Evie is wearing trousers, so that curtsey looked really odd
Mar 19 19:41:56 <Shiral> Dmitri just arrived to say hello
Mar 19 19:42:02 <Dennis> That looked like "bowl."
Mar 19 19:42:04 <Laurna> Laurna Kneels down in thankfulness
Mar 19 19:42:07 <Jerusha> Hi Dimitri
Mar 19 19:42:10 <Laurna> lol
Mar 19 19:42:13 <Evie> You don't want to see me bowl. LOL!
Mar 19 19:42:16 <The_Bee> Hi Dmitri
Mar 19 19:42:40 <Jerusha> Get your bowl out of the gutter, Evie!
Mar 19 19:42:41 <Evie> Oh! Here are photos of Duncan using the new body I mentioned last night, Laurna: https://www.flickr.com/gp/9573389@N08/MEUe16
Mar 19 19:43:07 <Evie> My bowling ball does everything but boomerang
Mar 19 19:43:32 <Evie> That's my archery. :-D
Mar 19 19:44:08 <Laurna> Hehe, Where did Duncan fund a Waterballon from.?
Mar 19 19:44:08 <Jerusha> Looks like they had a lovely afternoon, Evie
Mar 19 19:44:16 <Evie> (Well, my archery did improve, but the very first time I shot an arrow, I was holding my elbow wrong, and somehow my arrow managed to bounce off something and started to come back towards me!)
Mar 19 19:44:24 <Derynifank> Like Aidldth in trews
Mar 19 19:44:48 <Evie> Oh, I'm sure a pig's bladder would work. Or something.
Mar 19 19:44:49 <Shiral> I've bowled maybe twice in my life. I sucked at it both times, so you're not alone
Mar 19 19:44:59 <Derynifank> Ivthink that hapoened to Kelson once
Mar 19 19:45:00 <Laurna> Ooch!
Mar 19 19:45:36 <Evie> Or might have nicked a balloon from me when visiting the modern world. That seems likely
Mar 19 19:45:40 <Evie> Oh wait, "borrowed"
Mar 19 19:45:56 <Evie> He's a bishop. He wouldn't lift my stuff. :-D
Mar 19 19:46:02 <DesertRose> Okay, back.
Mar 19 19:46:18 <Shiral> We thought you'd never come back
Mar 19 19:46:19 <Evie> "I meant to give it back, honestly! But it came apart when it came into contact with Alaric's head...."
Mar 19 19:46:35 <DesertRose> Yes, if the new browser-based chat client winds up being something bynw decides he wants to use, it will be linked on the front page of Rhemuth Castle.
Mar 19 19:46:36 <Laurna> KK, I want to thank you for allowing Fan fiction into your wonderful world. I hope you know we like to write to honor your efforts. Thank you.
Mar 19 19:46:45 <Shiral> Can't tell me that those two didn't play some tricks on each other back in the day
Mar 19 19:47:07 <Jerusha> I am sure they did
Mar 19 19:47:09 <DesertRose> Vera probably had most of the silver hairs on her head due to the two of them!
Mar 19 19:47:10 <Evie> Oh, I'm certain those two played all sorts of pranks on each other!
Mar 19 19:47:15 <Evie> And probably on Kevin too
Mar 19 19:47:31 <KK> You're very welcome, Laurna.
Mar 19 19:47:32 <Shiral> And on Bronwyn. But they'd both have retaliated
Mar 19 19:47:42 <Laurna> Laurna Bows down
Mar 19 19:48:02 <Jerusha> Bronwyn probably did a few herself
Mar 19 19:48:06 <Shiral> Yes, thank you for letting us play with your toys, and your people, KK =o)
Mar 19 19:48:11 <DesertRose> Indeed, with regards to thanking KK for allowing fanfic. There are authors out there who are real jerks about it.
Mar 19 19:48:11 <Derynifank> Aftrr all Vera did hope Akaric would have a son just like him
Mar 19 19:48:19 <Dennis> I have no doubt.
Mar 19 19:48:29 <Evie> fan-fiction, fan doll-making, fan doll-photo-art.... :-D
Mar 19 19:48:44 <Shiral> Fan art in general
Mar 19 19:49:02 <KK> Well look at all the creativity being spawned by my sharing my world. :-)
Mar 19 19:49:05 <DesertRose> The curse of parents everywhere: "When you grow up, I hope you have kids who act just like you!"
Mar 19 19:49:07 <Evie> Speaking of which, I wonder if Pyracantha will make it back for chat?
Mar 19 19:49:18 <Evie> LOL, DR!
Mar 19 19:49:24 <Laurna> Claps
Mar 19 19:50:01 <Jerusha> I'm not sure my sons would survive their clones
Mar 19 19:50:04 <Evie> Annie got her start writing fanfic for your world, and now she's off doing original fantasy for publication
Mar 19 19:50:19 <KK> She's probably lost all track of the time and forgotten. But one day....
Mar 19 19:50:23 <DesertRose> I won't name names, but there's a fairly well-known author who sent her lawyers after fan fic writers and fan art makers, to the point even of chasing down one fan who owned a small business completely unrelated to her fandom activities.
Mar 19 19:50:41 <DesertRose> Ruined the business by harassing the owner.
Mar 19 19:50:42 <Jerusha> Oh dear
Mar 19 19:50:44 <Shiral> Wish we could haul Jasta Elf back in here once in a while
Mar 19 19:51:01 <DesertRose> Indeed, but I get the impression that Jasta's offline life is being a bit hectic right now.
Mar 19 19:51:06 <Evie> Yes, that would be nice. I see her on FB, but she hasnt' been here in a while
Mar 19 19:51:16 <Evie> hasn't, even
Mar 19 19:51:39 <KK> DR, I suspect that's the same one who claims she's stalked and threatened by rabid fans, and her identity stolen. I know the stories, and remind myself that we make things up for a living.
Mar 19 19:51:48 <Derynifank> Hope Annie will let us know when she has something published
Mar 19 19:51:49 <Shiral> One would think a firm polite, "Please stop writing in my created universe" would have got the message across in a more positive way than harassing the people she needed to buy her books
Mar 19 19:51:50 <DesertRose> Quite possibly.
Mar 19 19:52:12 <DesertRose> And there ARE fans who cross the line from "fan" to "obsessed creepy stalker," no doubt.
Mar 19 19:52:36 <Shiral> We definitely don't want to make you worried about THAT, KK
Mar 19 19:52:55 <Evie> Yes, that can be an occupational hazard in any profession or even hobby that puts you in the limelight
Mar 19 19:53:01 <Jerusha> Good heavens, no
Mar 19 19:53:17 <Laurna> Awe but KK has given us so much to ponder and so many toys in her sandbox that the imagination wants to be freed.
Mar 19 19:53:20 <DesertRose> I mean, ordinary people get stalked on a fairly regular basis, so it's entirely plausible that someone famous could acquire a stalker or several.
Mar 19 19:53:58 <KK> Yeah, it's possible that at least some of it is true. But I remind dubious, maybe because my fans have always been the soul of politeness and honor.
Mar 19 19:54:00 <Shiral> Stalkers are definitely no joke, whether or not you're famous
Mar 19 19:54:23 <Shiral> You just attract a better class of obsessive fantasy fans. =o)
Mar 19 19:54:29 <DesertRose> My ex-husband pulled some crap that would fall under the definition of stalking, except that it hadn't been defined as a crime in that place at that time yet, during the divorce proceedings.
Mar 19 19:54:31 <KK> They may also remember that I use to work for LAPD, and my husband and I both have concealed carry permits and are crack shots
Mar 19 19:54:33 <Jerusha>
Mar 19 19:54:39 <Evie> LOL!
Mar 19 19:54:42 <DesertRose> LOL
Mar 19 19:54:48 <Laurna> Good
Mar 19 19:55:02 <Dennis> I did not know that. Of course, I had no plans on becoming transgressively obsessive.
Mar 19 19:55:25 <Shiral> Those carpet beetles have no idea what they're up against!
Mar 19 19:55:34 <Laurna> The only thing I stalk is the pages of the Codex.
Mar 19 19:55:42 <Evie> Bummer, there goes my plan of creeping in through your kitchen window at some pre-dawn hour to make myself tea
Mar 19 19:55:49 <Jerusha> bug spatter on the floor
Mar 19 19:55:50 <DesertRose> And my daughter dated a guy for two weeks when she was in the 10th grade or so who, when she broke up with him for getting too possessive too fast, proceeded to stalk her for a couple of years and even tried to friend her on Snapchat a few months ago.
Mar 19 19:56:06 <DesertRose> Mind, she's 24 now, so high school was a while ago.
Mar 19 19:56:22 <Jerusha> That's still creepy, DR
Mar 19 19:56:22 <KK> Evie, you might get slobbered to death by the dogs.
Mar 19 19:56:26 <Derynifank> Stalkers are really scary
Mar 19 19:56:31 <DesertRose> It is indeed, and she was ANGRY.
Mar 19 19:56:33 <Evie> LOL, KK
Mar 19 19:56:44 <Laurna> Love a little dog slober
Mar 19 19:57:05 <Jerusha> Depends on the size of the dog
Mar 19 19:57:07 <DesertRose> And DD is like me; it tends to take a lot of provocation or an extreme provocation to make her lose her temper, but when she loses it, GET OUT OF HER PATH.
Mar 19 19:57:08 <Shiral> Bassett hounds are really good at producing slobber, though
Mar 19 19:57:13 <KK> They also bark at the least sign of odd noises, even if it's across the street.
Mar 19 19:57:29 <Evie> And I guess all of us appearing to sing Christmas carols outside your window at midnight of Christmas Morning might be a little odd if we turn up unannounced.
Mar 19 19:57:36 <Dennis> Well, I do do that, Laurna. The pages of my Codices have been pretty well stalked.
Mar 19 19:57:48 <Jerusha> We had a clumber spaniel - slobber extrodinaire
Mar 19 19:57:52 <DesertRose> LOL at the dogs.
Mar 19 19:57:54 <Eyikl> I live across the street from a dog like that
Mar 19 19:58:15 <KK> Our Bassets don't really slobber that much. Now, St. Bernards....
Mar 19 19:58:34 <Jerusha> Oh yeah
Mar 19 19:58:37 <DesertRose> I was reminded recently of the dog of some friends of mine. The dog is a Dogue de Bordeaux (otherwise known as a French mastiff), and her name is Lady, and for whatever reason, she decided she REALLY likes me.
Mar 19 19:58:40 <Evie> My cats are sitting here looking disdainful at the mention of dog slobber
Mar 19 19:58:40 <Laurna> Mine are slobbering right now, wondering why I do not pay them more attention since I just got home.
Mar 19 19:59:02 <DesertRose> So when I go over to the house of her people, I get about thirty seconds to greet her people, and then I MUST pet Lady.
Mar 19 19:59:06 <Laurna> lol
Mar 19 19:59:08 <The_Bee> KK, your dogs are Booker and... ?
Mar 19 19:59:29 <KK> Warner.
Mar 19 19:59:33 <Jerusha> One must respect the priorities
Mar 19 19:59:49 <The_Bee> ty, KK
Mar 19 19:59:52 <KK> Dogues are serious slobberers.
Mar 19 20:00:09 <DesertRose> She's a very sweet dog, Lady, but I pity the fool who tries to come on that property without her people's express permission and I REALLY pity the fool who tries to come on that property with bad intentions.
Mar 19 20:00:12 <Shiral> Dogue sounds like a fashion magazine for dogs...
Mar 19 20:00:27 <Evie> LOL, I was thinking that, Shiral!
Mar 19 20:00:27 <Jerusha>
Mar 19 20:00:31 <Dennis> Are some of them whimsical slobberers.
Mar 19 20:00:54 <Laurna> Angel is drewling at my ankle saying pet me, pick me up, me, me, me.
Mar 19 20:00:55 <Evie> I can see a Dogue magazine cover with a lovely French Poodle on it
Mar 19 20:00:55 <Shiral> Tatiana drools a little when she's especially contented
Mar 19 20:01:10 <Shiral> But, being a kitten, she doesn't produce all that much
Mar 19 20:01:10 <DesertRose> IIRC, the gentleman half of "her people" said she weighs 150 lbs, and she's not fat at all.
Mar 19 20:01:13 <Jemler> great minds think alike, unless i think the same thing, then we're in trouble!
Mar 19 20:01:41 <Jerusha> 150 pounds in NOT petite
Mar 19 20:01:49 <DesertRose> Nope. BIG doggie.
Mar 19 20:02:45 <DesertRose> Her head is about level with the top of my hip, and I'm 5'8" with fairly long legs.
Mar 19 20:03:19 <DesertRose> And they're built like the dog version of an offensive lineman.
Mar 19 20:03:24 <Evie> Gigi looks disgruntled for some reason. I think it's because the laptop is on my lap and she isn't
Mar 19 20:03:44 <Jerusha> Scritches to Gigi
Mar 19 20:03:55 <DesertRose> Hi Gigi, the put-upon and neglected.
Mar 19 20:04:13 <Evie> That's her
Mar 19 20:04:31 <KK> Yeah, 150 lbs and hip-high can easily bowl you over.
Mar 19 20:04:45 <DesertRose>
/>Mar 19 20:04:55 <KK> 75 lbs and knee-high can also take your feet right out from under you.
Mar 19 20:05:04 <DesertRose> This is the video that made me think of Lady. It's a Dogue de Bordeau playing with a little bitty French bulldog puppy.
Mar 19 20:05:04 <Laurna> lol AWWWWW!
Mar 19 20:05:32 <DesertRose> *Bordeaux
Mar 19 20:05:37 <Derynifank> Am going to have to say goodnight as I have chores to do before slkep. Hope everyone has a good week
Mar 19 20:05:39 <Evie> LOL! DD just called to let me know about some Barbies on clearance at the store she's in. They aren't articulated, so I'm not interested, but just think it's funny that the girl who complains about my "weird hobby" is giving me the heads-up on clearance sales. :-D
Mar 19 20:05:46 <DesertRose> G'night, Derynifank
Mar 19 20:05:51 <Laurna> chrushed by a chin
Mar 19 20:05:52 <Evie> Goodnight, DFK
Mar 19 20:05:56 <DesertRose> LOL, Evie
Mar 19 20:05:58 <The_Bee> A friend had a great dane mix I sometimes walked. I had to keep a steaady pace, because If I speeded up, he'd think I was givinghim permission to run.
Mar 19 20:06:09 <The_Bee> Bye DFK
Mar 19 20:06:09 <Shiral> Night, DFK
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Mar 19 20:06:27 <KK> They have huge heas. And jaws. And slobbery tongues.
Mar 19 20:06:32 <DesertRose> Yeah, one of my friends has a Great Dane mix who is gigantic and thinks he's a lap dog.
Mar 19 20:06:35 <KK> heads
Mar 19 20:06:35 <Jerusha> Nighters, DFK
Mar 19 20:06:46 <DesertRose> She keeps joking about getting a saddle for him.
Mar 19 20:07:03 <Shiral> I had a friend with a German Shepherd female who also thought she was a lap dog
Mar 19 20:07:05 <Evie> Now I'm wondering about the etymology of the word "dog"
Mar 19 20:07:18 <Shiral> She was a sweet gentle dog, but her elbows were VERY sharp
Mar 19 20:07:19 <DesertRose> He's very sweet, but he's WAY too big to fit in the lap of any human I ever encountered.
Mar 19 20:07:51 <DesertRose> Even the guy I used to date who was 6'8" and didn't need to weigh much under 275 lbs wouldn't have had enough lap space for that massive dog.
Mar 19 20:08:11 <DesertRose> I'd guess Germanic, because the Latin for "dog" is "canis."
Mar 19 20:08:20 <DesertRose> Whence the term "canine."
Mar 19 20:08:36 <Jerusha> Kind of a "not on my lap" dog
Mar 19 20:09:03 <Laurna> no matter the size they want to be on your lap.
Mar 19 20:09:09 <DesertRose> Rupert (the Great Dane mix dog) also has a truly deafening bark when he decides he wants to.
Mar 19 20:09:24 <Evie> OK, it's apparently from Old English 'docga'
Mar 19 20:09:54 <DesertRose> That dog could wake the dead when he gets to full voice.
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Mar 19 20:10:15 <Jerusha> Oops
Mar 19 20:10:22 <Shiral> OOps!
Mar 19 20:10:26 <DesertRose> I wonder if KK quit on purpose or accidentally.
Mar 19 20:10:28 * KK has joined
Mar 19 20:10:30 <Jemler> what happened!?
Mar 19 20:10:34 <Jemler> wb kk
Mar 19 20:10:35 <The_Bee> wb kk
Mar 19 20:10:36 <DesertRose> I guess that answers that question.
Mar 19 20:10:37 <Jerusha> Rehi KK
Mar 19 20:10:37 <Evie> Got Mibbited?
Mar 19 20:10:39 <DesertRose> Rehi KK
Mar 19 20:10:48 <Shiral> Oops cancelled
Mar 19 20:11:08 <KK> No, I clicked too close to the other tabs and lost you. I'm back for a little bit.
Mar 19 20:11:12 <DesertRose> Oops
Mar 19 20:11:16 <Jemler> apperentlt mibbit likes cats but not dogs!
Mar 19 20:11:22 <DesertRose> Evidently.
Mar 19 20:11:42 <Jemler> screwy mibbit.
Mar 19 20:11:46 <Shiral> Tati likes to be in my lap, but only when it's her idea. If I try to hold her, she squirms
Mar 19 20:12:19 <KK> Gus just came into the office and jumped up on my lap.
Mar 19 20:12:30 <Jerusha> Hi Gus
Mar 19 20:12:34 <Laurna> Docga= Perhaps from Proto-Germanic *dukkǭ (“power, strength, muscle”) + diminutive suffix -ga, probably meaning “little dynamo” in the original sense. per wiki
Mar 19 20:12:35 <Evie> Hi Gus
Mar 19 20:12:39 <DesertRose> Carys will come and chill in my lap for hours on end if I'll let her, but after a while, my arm gets numb from holding her.
Mar 19 20:12:40 <Shiral> Earscritches to Gus
Mar 19 20:12:46 <DesertRose> Hi Gus.
Mar 19 20:12:49 <The_Bee> Melantha's like that. My brother calls her a "yellow light" cat.
Mar 19 20:12:49 <DesertRose> Scritches!
Mar 19 20:12:58 <The_Bee> tHi Gus
Mar 19 20:14:09 * Evie is poking through cabinets trying to find the Friendly Plastic to make Duncan's new ring from.
Mar 19 20:14:28 <Jemler> can he wear a ring?
Mar 19 20:14:28 <Shiral> Well, here comes Tati to say hello
Mar 19 20:14:33 <DesertRose> Hi Tatiana
Mar 19 20:14:37 <Laurna> Now that Duncan has nice hands to wear a ring
Mar 19 20:14:41 <Jerusha> Hi Tati
Mar 19 20:14:50 <Evie> Oh, which ring does Alaric wear on which hand? Duncan's old ring is permanently glued onto his former right hand, but that hand would be interchangeable with Alaric's, so I'm thinking I can just change the stone color
Mar 19 20:14:51 <Jemler> gus, meet tati. tati, this is gus.
Mar 19 20:14:59 <Jerusha> I suppose that is better than unfriendly plastic
Mar 19 20:15:14 <Shiral> She's now lying on the office rug looking cute
Mar 19 20:15:15 <Evie> Yes, he has separate fingers. So did his old body, but the hands aren't interchangeable with this body.
Mar 19 20:15:23 <Jerusha> I think Alaric
Mar 19 20:15:44 <Jerusha> s signet ring would be on the first finger of the right hand?
Mar 19 20:15:54 <Evie> LOL, Jerusha! It's a plastic that melts at low heat and you can sculpt it like clay or Sculpey, then it hardens as it cools.
Mar 19 20:16:18 <Laurna> its magic
Mar 19 20:16:31 <KK> I'd have to check, but I think his personal signet is on the left and the Champuin ring on the right forefinger.
Mar 19 20:16:38 <Jerusha> And the King's champion ring on the first finger of the left hand
Mar 19 20:16:38 <KK> Champion
Mar 19 20:16:47 <Evie> I wonder if he followed the habit of wearing it at the first joint so it could be more easily used to stamp wax seals with?
Mar 19 20:17:00 <Shiral> The King's champuin keeps the king's hair clean. =o)
Mar 19 20:17:04 <DesertRose> LOL
Mar 19 20:17:18 <DesertRose> How would you do that without losing the ring? (Wear it at the first joint, I mean)
Mar 19 20:17:19 <Jerusha> OK, I could have that backwards. So you would melt the wax and use your left hand with the signet to impress it?
Mar 19 20:17:39 <KK> I'd never heard of thata, Evie. I'd think that would get in the way.
Mar 19 20:17:49 <Evie> Not sure, but I've seen paintings of rings worn up on the middle part of the finger, so I'm guessing careful sizing.
Mar 19 20:18:00 <DesertRose> I reckon.
Mar 19 20:18:01 <Jemler> evie, have you checked out instamorph.com?
Mar 19 20:18:35 <Evie> Well, he could also take it off his finger when he wants to stamp the seal, if it's on his left hand.
Mar 19 20:18:51 <Evie> No, I don't think I have, Jemler. What is it?
Mar 19 20:18:52 <DesertRose> My stepdad doesn't wear rings at all, because he has this slight deformity of the joints between his phalanges such that the joints aren't wider than the bones, so if he turns his hand fingertips down, any ring would fall right off.
Mar 19 20:19:10 <KK> I suppose he could take off his hand, for that matter. ;')
Mar 19 20:19:11 <Jemler> or put it on his right hand when he punches somebody!
Mar 19 20:19:12 <DesertRose> So his wedding ring has been in a jewelry box in his dresser drawer for the last 32 years.
Mar 19 20:20:16 <Evie> Oh wait...yes, that's actually the plastic I have. Friendly Plastic is a different brand, but my current batch is actually Instamorph. I just keep forgetting that's what it's called.
Mar 19 20:20:33 <Jerusha> DH's wedding ring has been in his jewelry box for 38 years. (He doesn't like to wear jewelry)
Mar 19 20:21:03 <DesertRose> My stepdad wears a watch pretty much every day, but that's about the only jewelry he wears.
Mar 19 20:21:09 <Jerusha> And it's a very empty box.
Mar 19 20:21:36 <DesertRose> I'm not even sure if he bothered to get a high school class ring because of the joint deformity thing.
Mar 19 20:21:56 <DesertRose> My mom had one, because I remember seeing it when I was a little kid, but it got lost in a move.
Mar 19 20:21:57 <Evie> I'm planning to use a small section cut from a plastic coffee stirrer for the ring part, and one Instamorph pellet at the top with a purple gemstone set in it for the top of the ring.
Mar 19 20:22:27 <Evie> And then paint the ring and the part surrounding the "amethyst" gold.
Mar 19 20:22:51 <KK> Both my HS and college rings got stolen in our burglary.
Mar 19 20:22:56 <DesertRose>
Mar 19 20:23:00 <Evie> :-(
Mar 19 20:23:06 <DesertRose> I still have both of mine, although I almost never wear my HS ring anymore.
Mar 19 20:23:09 <Jerusha>
Mar 19 20:23:12 <KK> I'd ceased wearing them years before, but still....
Mar 19 20:23:14 <Evie> My HS class ring got swallowed by a goat, but I got it back eventually
Mar 19 20:23:15 <DesertRose> I took it out for my 20th reunion a couple of years ago.
Mar 19 20:23:23 <Laurna> Thats awefull
Mar 19 20:23:33 <DesertRose> But if I dress up enough to bother with jewelry, I generally wear my college ring.
Mar 19 20:23:49 <Evie> I never got around to getting a college ring
Mar 19 20:23:49 <Shiral> I always wear the ring my mom gave me for my 40th birthday, but never bought a HS or college right
Mar 19 20:23:50 <Laurna> I never got one
Mar 19 20:23:51 <Shiral> ring
Mar 19 20:24:11 <Jerusha> I would have to get mine resized to wear them again.
Mar 19 20:24:15 <KK> I just got an email from someone looking to organize the next HS reunion, but I have no interest in that. Haven't had reason to interact with those folk for decades.
Mar 19 20:24:16 <Shiral> I don't remember that I was ever interested when I was in High School
Mar 19 20:24:24 <Jerusha> Knuckles change over time.
Mar 19 20:24:30 <Evie> Unless you count the one my university gave me as a gift when I reached my 20th year as an employee.
Mar 19 20:24:34 <Jemler> i never did either. my senior year in hs i had doctors orders not to go. so i missed out.
Mar 19 20:24:43 <The_Bee> I had a junior high ring. I don't recall any others.
Mar 19 20:24:45 <DesertRose> I didn't spend a lot of money on my high school ring because I knew I was going to college so I didn't figure I'd be wearing the HS ring for very long.
Mar 19 20:25:02 <DesertRose> The college ring was another story.
Mar 19 20:25:30 <Shiral> High School wasnn't a happy period of my life, I had no wish to commemorate it
Mar 19 20:25:30 <KK> I did wear my HS ring most of the way thorugh college, but then replaced it with an opal my father gave me. And I rarely wore the college ring.
Mar 19 20:25:52 <DesertRose> I didn't go to my 10th reunion, partially because I was moving that weekend and didn't find out about the reunion until the move was already planned, and partially because I was still in a mental place of "Nah, dun wanna" at the time.
Mar 19 20:25:58 <Laurna> I don't think I have warn a ring since I started working in the hospital 25 years ago.
Mar 19 20:26:11 <DesertRose> But when my 20th came along, I was in a mental place more like "WTH, why not?" so I went.
Mar 19 20:26:20 <Jemler> i have 2 rings. 1 copper celtic knot, 1 sterling silver knot.
Mar 19 20:26:29 <Laurna> Nice Jemler
Mar 19 20:26:49 <DesertRose> And I actually had a good time. I mostly hung out with people I barely knew back then, because most of my closest friends from back then didn't come for varying reasons.
Mar 19 20:27:29 <Jerusha> I didn't go to my 40th or 45th; maybe I'll go to the 50th
Mar 19 20:27:45 <Evie> I've got my combination wedding/engagement ring (started off as two rings, but DH combined them later) and the 20th Year ring on my left hand, and a tourmaline (I think? Emerald green, but it's not emerald) and a shiral...I mean amber on my right hand.
Mar 19 20:27:54 <Jerusha> Maryland is a little ways to travel from up here
Mar 19 20:28:00 <DesertRose> But my graduating class was big, like over 450 students, so it was entirely possible not to know everyone; about 1/4 of the class showed for the 20th reunion.
Mar 19 20:28:39 <Jemler> the sterling one needs cleaned. tarnish.
Mar 19 20:28:46 <DesertRose> That happens with silver, yeah.
Mar 19 20:28:57 <Jerusha> Sometimes copper turns green
Mar 19 20:28:57 <DesertRose> I have some silver necklaces I need to clean for that same reason.
Mar 19 20:29:00 <Evie> My Dad still goes to his annual HS reunion almost every year. It's about an hour and a half north of here, but it happens around the time they visit me every year, so they usually go to the reunion whatever weekend it's on.
Mar 19 20:29:52 <Jemler> listening to an old song. 'The end of the world' by Skeeter Davis.
Mar 19 20:30:12 <The_Bee> I'm fascinated by what I've read about Tourmalines. The variey of colors.
Mar 19 20:30:18 <DesertRose> When I dress up enough to bother with jewelry, I usually have my college ring on my right third finger and a birthstone ring I bought myself because I thought it was pretty on my left third finger, since I'm not married so I don't have a wedding set.
Mar 19 20:30:55 <Laurna> KK may I ask about the Welsh name Swynbeth? She is King Cluim Haldanes wife. How would you pronounce that? Like Swinbeth, Winbeth or gwynbeth? If you have an idea, I would love to know.
Mar 19 20:31:26 <Evie> Yes, do reassure us that it's not Swine-beth. :-D
Mar 19 20:31:32 <DesertRose> Yikes!
Mar 19 20:31:40 <DesertRose> The torment she'd have gotten from other children!
Mar 19 20:31:47 <Shiral> I hope it's not Swine-beth. =o)
Mar 19 20:31:50 <KK> I've always pronounced it the way it's spelled. Swinn-beth.
Mar 19 20:32:00 <Laurna> Thank you
Mar 19 20:32:05 <Jerusha> You know someone would have turned it into swine-breath
Mar 19 20:32:09 <Shiral> What a relief
Mar 19 20:32:16 <Evie> LOL, Jerusha!
Mar 19 20:32:31 <DesertRose> Yeah, like the older brother in the "For Better or For Worse" comic strip calling his sister Elizabeth "Lizard-breath."
Mar 19 20:32:34 <Evie> That's awful! :-D Just as well it's Swinn-beth!
Mar 19 20:32:44 <Laurna> One mystery solved.
Mar 19 20:32:46 <KK> I usually try to anglicize spellings so that exotic names can be pronounced.
Mar 19 20:33:14 <Shiral> Okay, I've wondered about this, does anyone know how to pronounce the name Ceinwen?
Mar 19 20:33:25 <DesertRose> (the comic strip thing) Just proves that older brothers are the same everywhere.
Mar 19 20:33:46 <Evie> Almost certainly a hard C. Cain-wen?
Mar 19 20:33:55 <The_Bee> That's how "Caitlin" became "Cathleen."
Mar 19 20:34:28 <Shiral> Whenever I see it written, I have to do this little mental hop, or I can get stuck trying to figure it out
Mar 19 20:34:39 <DesertRose> Possibly Kine-wen.
Mar 19 20:35:03 <The_Bee> or Cayn-wen
Mar 19 20:35:08 <KK> I think I'd go for Keen-win.
Mar 19 20:35:36 <Jemler> i have an app on my ipad that says Swynbeth is pronounced Sweenbeth.
Mar 19 20:36:05 <Shiral> I just looked It's Kine-wen.
Mar 19 20:36:24 <DesertRose> Well, go me. My shot in the dark was right.
Mar 19 20:36:28 <Shiral> I never remember to look it up when I'm at the computer of course
Mar 19 20:36:52 <Shiral> Midnight archer performed by DR. =o)
Mar 19 20:36:54 <DesertRose> LOL
Mar 19 20:37:09 <Evie> Midnight Archer sounds like a band name
Mar 19 20:37:21 <DesertRose> Well, if Rainbow Unicorn Anarchy needs an opening act...
Mar 19 20:37:26 <Evie> I'll put it up there with Rainbow Unicorn Anarchy and Kitten Box Therapy
Mar 19 20:37:30 <Shiral> An Elf Band Name
Mar 19 20:37:37 <Jerusha> Maybe they will be playing at Sophia's coronation
Mar 19 20:37:48 <Shiral> What, Kitten Box Therapy? =o)
Mar 19 20:37:53 <KK> Upp, look at the time. Gotta dash. See you guys next week, and I'll tell you about the great beetle bash.
Mar 19 20:37:58 <Shiral> Bye, KK
Mar 19 20:38:01 <Evie> Not sure they'd be pomp-and-circumstancish enough. :-D
Mar 19 20:38:05 <DesertRose> Okay, see you next week. Thanks for coming to see us!
Mar 19 20:38:08 <Shiral> Good luck vanguishing the little blighters
Mar 19 20:38:12 <Evie> Goodnight, KK!
Mar 19 20:38:12 <The_Bee> I say the correct pronunciation of a name is whatever its bearer prefers.
Mar 19 20:38:15 <Shiral> Vanquishing, I mean
Mar 19 20:38:16 <DesertRose> Have a good week, taxes and carpet beetles notwithstanding.
Mar 19 20:38:18 * KK steps onto her Portal, waves goodnight, and disappears in a shower of green sparkles.
Mar 19 20:38:20 <Jerusha> No littering allowed.
Mar 19 20:38:23 <Evie> Go full on Torenthi on the carpet beetles!
Mar 19 20:38:26 <Eyikl> goodnight KK
Mar 19 20:38:35 <KK> Nighters!
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