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KK Chat -- 16 April 2017 Happy Easter!
« on: April 16, 2017, 07:24:04 pm »
Apr 16 19:11:30 *   KK has joined
Apr 16 19:11:33 <DesertRose>   Hi KK!
Apr 16 19:11:41 <Shiral>   Welcome, KK! Happy Easter
Apr 16 19:11:43 <KK>   Hello, all!
Apr 16 19:11:45 <DomMelchior>   Happy Easter KK
Apr 16 19:12:03 <KK>   Happy Easter to all.
Apr 16 19:12:11 <Derynifank>   Happy Easter KK
Apr 16 19:12:42 <Shiral>   We were discussing how we dislike it when we can't get the cat started
Apr 16 19:13:11 <KK>   Started doing what?
Apr 16 19:13:18 <DesertRose>   Because Evie is probably not going to make it to chat tonight as she and her DH are having to try to fix their DS's car, which won't start.
Apr 16 19:13:43 <KK>   Ah. car, not cat.
Apr 16 19:13:56 <Jemler>   hi kk
Apr 16 19:14:01 <Shiral>   I then joked that I hate it when I can't get the cat started
Apr 16 19:14:05 <DesertRose>   Well, no, we were being silly about cats starting.
Apr 16 19:14:05 <KK>   That now makes more sense.
Apr 16 19:14:34 *   The_Bee ( has joined
Apr 16 19:14:37 <DesertRose>   Hi Bee!
Apr 16 19:14:38 <Jemler>   hi bee
Apr 16 19:14:52 <DomMelchior>   See what trouble we get into when you're not here to guide us
Apr 16 19:14:56 <DesertRose>   LOL
Apr 16 19:15:00 <KK>   If it's cats starting to purr, I rarely have a problem.
Apr 16 19:15:05 <DomMelchior>   Hi Bee
Apr 16 19:15:18 <Derynifank>   Hi Bee
Apr 16 19:15:32 <DesertRose>   Carys purrs at the slightest provocation.
Apr 16 19:15:32 <Shiral>   I rarely have that problem either. Tatiana appears to be solar powered.
Apr 16 19:15:34 <The_Bee>   Hi everyone!  How was youe Easter, for those who observe it?
Apr 16 19:15:35 <Shiral>   Hello Bee
Apr 16 19:15:36 <KK>   Hi, Bee.
Apr 16 19:15:55 <The_Bee>   Hi KK
Apr 16 19:16:09 <Shiral>   Last night Tati was dashing around, chasing her favorite toys around all over the place
Apr 16 19:17:11 *   mortisha ( has joined
Apr 16 19:17:14 <Derynifank>   Toby found a new hiding place from which to ambush the unwary
Apr 16 19:17:16 <DesertRose>   Hi mortisha
Apr 16 19:17:19 *   Shiral offers Bee and KK the basket of chocolate Easter Eggs
Apr 16 19:17:26 <Jemler>   hi mortisha
Apr 16 19:17:33 <Shiral>   Don't worry, KK, there are dark chocolate eggs in there
Apr 16 19:17:37 <Shiral>   Hello Mortisha
Apr 16 19:17:40 <mortisha>   Thank you Shiral
Apr 16 19:17:51 *   Jemler puts out baklave and spiced mead
Apr 16 19:17:59 <KK>   Good, 'cause I don't do milk chocolate ones.
Apr 16 19:18:02 <Derynifank>   Yum
Apr 16 19:18:02 *   mortisha is now known as Bee
Apr 16 19:18:09 <DomMelchior>   Mmmm mead!
Apr 16 19:18:27 <Shiral>   That's why I made sure there are others. =o)
Apr 16 19:18:51 <Jemler>   shiral, semi-sweet eggs?
Apr 16 19:18:57 <Bee>   I'm my evil twin tonight.  My tab crashed andI was resurrected as a different person.
Apr 16 19:19:18 <Shiral>   Or bittersweet, depending on your taste, Jemler. 
Apr 16 19:19:27 <DomMelchior>   Well Bee, it -is- Easter
Apr 16 19:19:33 <Jemler>   considering the date, punny. very punny.
Apr 16 19:19:37 <Bee>   LOL!
Apr 16 19:19:42 <DomMelchior>   Resurrection is all the rage
Apr 16 19:19:44 <Derynifank>   Any relation to Mortisha Addams?
Apr 16 19:19:53 <Shiral>   It does seem to be the correct season
Apr 16 19:19:59 <Jemler>   welcome to The Walking Dead!
Apr 16 19:20:05 <Bee>   nO, to Hermnn Munster
Apr 16 19:20:19 <DesertRose>   LOL
Apr 16 19:20:24 <Jemler>   herman wife was lily.
Apr 16 19:21:36 *   The_Bee has quit (Quit: ajax IRC Client)
Apr 16 19:21:52 <Bee>   Goodbye, me!
Apr 16 19:22:03 <Derynifank>   Did Mibbit get her?
Apr 16 19:22:22 <Jemler>   no, the Evil Twin got her!
Apr 16 19:22:24 <Bee>   I hope so.
Apr 16 19:22:32 <Jemler>   See!
Apr 16 19:22:37 <Shiral>   I just hope Mibbit never gets an Evil Twin
Apr 16 19:22:59 *   Eyikl (Mibbit@8027A0.AD6C34.D381B8.9C060D) has joined
Apr 16 19:23:03 <Derynifank>   Got to watch those evil twins
Apr 16 19:23:21 *   Bee is now known as The_Bee
Apr 16 19:23:24 <Jemler>   you'll never guess wqhat i was watching on youtube last night.
Apr 16 19:23:30 <Jemler>   hi eyikl
Apr 16 19:23:40 <The_Bee>   hi eyiki
Apr 16 19:23:44 <Derynifank>   What?
Apr 16 19:23:46 <Shiral>   Hello Eyikl
Apr 16 19:23:48 <Eyikl>   hi everyone
Apr 16 19:24:45 <Jemler>   an old tv show. the pilot episode (no pun intended) of My Favorite Martian. with bill bixby and ray walston.
Apr 16 19:25:05 <KK>   That was a good series, for its time.
Apr 16 19:25:19 <DesertRose>   Hi Eyikl
Apr 16 19:25:28 <Jemler>   i found it by accident.
Apr 16 19:25:36 <Derynifank>   I liked that one
Apr 16 19:26:14 <Jemler>   i was strange watching a black and white show on my ipad.
Apr 16 19:26:14 <The_Bee>   We have a couple of channels that specialize in nostalgia
Apr 16 19:26:56 <Jemler>   we're thinking of dumping cable. i was paying $200/mo for it.
Apr 16 19:27:03 <Derynifank>   We do too, but I've never seen that one
Apr 16 19:27:15 <DomMelchior>   I've had to keep my leg up for the past week, so have spent a lot of quality time watching lovely BBC nature programs on Netflix
Apr 16 19:27:23 <Jemler>   like i said; youtube.
Apr 16 19:27:47 <The_Bee>   Can I get Netflix without cable?
Apr 16 19:27:51 <DesertRose>   Yes
Apr 16 19:27:58 <Derynifank>   You tube has everything
Apr 16 19:28:42 <DesertRose>   I had Netflix for a while without even having a TV.
Apr 16 19:28:49 <KK>   What did you do to your leg, DomM?
Apr 16 19:29:05 <DesertRose>   Then I got to where I didn't watch it very much so I canceled the subscription.
Apr 16 19:29:14 <DomMelchior>   Cellulitis.  Not fun.
Apr 16 19:29:21 <DesertRose>   Ouch!
Apr 16 19:29:35 <Derynifank>   Hope it's better now
Apr 16 19:29:56 <The_Bee>   anti-pain woodgies o you, DomM
Apr 16 19:30:01 <DesertRose>   But for Netflix, you just need an internet connection.
Apr 16 19:30:08 <DomMelchior>   Slowly improving, thanks.  Hope to make it back to work tomorrow.
Apr 16 19:31:02 <The_Bee>   Can some tvs get internet? my tv chair is much more comfy than m computer chair.
Apr 16 19:31:08 <DesertRose>   Yes
Apr 16 19:31:30 <The_Bee>   HDMI?
Apr 16 19:31:30 <Shiral>   Smart TVs can get internet/netflix etc.
Apr 16 19:32:06 <The_Bee>   I need to give my tv an IQ test.
Apr 16 19:32:12 <DesertRose>   LOL
Apr 16 19:32:16 <KK>   I understand that you can get internet throu your TV if you have it through your cable provider.  We intend to research this further.  Scott has a young friend who understands these things.
Apr 16 19:32:21 <Derynifank>   Is anyone concerned that machines are getting smarter than us?
Apr 16 19:32:32 <Shiral>   My old TV wasn't dumb, but it just wasn't trying hard enough, not giving its best effort
Apr 16 19:33:10 <KK>   I think ours is smart enough.  We just have to get smart enough to tell it what to do.
Apr 16 19:33:21 <The_Bee>   I get internet from my cable company, but not on my tv.
Apr 16 19:33:55 <KK>   You, too, then need to learn how to tell your TV what to do.  I think.  Maybe.
Apr 16 19:34:56 <The_Bee>   Yes.  Let me know what Scott's young friend says.
Apr 16 19:35:54 <Shiral>   I bought a new Bluray/DVD player for my birthday present to me, last year. Only after I got it home did I realize the TV I had at the time was too old to have an HDMI port
Apr 16 19:36:09 <The_Bee>   Right now my laptop is in my lap, but that doesn't leave room for Melantha.
Apr 16 19:36:25 <Shiral>   So it ended up being quite a procedure, as I had to go back to the store for a new TV the next day. But I've never been sorry
Apr 16 19:36:41 <DomMelchior>   Well, speaking of training, I've been trained by my dog to feed him at this time of day, so I'm off to do my master's bidding.  Hope you all have a nice Easter and a good week.
Apr 16 19:36:51 <DesertRose>   See you, DomMelchior
Apr 16 19:36:58 <KK>   Same to you, DomM.
Apr 16 19:36:58 *   DomMelchior has quit (Quit: ajax IRC Client)
Apr 16 19:36:59 <Shiral>   Happy Easter, Dom! I hope your leg gets better
Apr 16 19:37:00 <Shiral>   Oops
Apr 16 19:37:06 <The_Bee>   bye Dom.  Happy post-Easter
Apr 16 19:37:06 <Shiral>   Missed
Apr 16 19:39:14 *   The_Bee buzzes around trying o wake up the idlers.
Apr 16 19:39:26 <Shiral>   So....KK any thoughts on the next book? =o)
Apr 16 19:40:02 <The_Bee>   after Killingford?
Apr 16 19:40:09 <Derynifank>   If you don't have a smartbtv you  can use chromecast or fire stick
Apr 16 19:40:11 <Shiral>   No, Killingford itself
Apr 16 19:40:55 <Derynifank>   I'm not sure how they work though
Apr 16 19:41:06 <The_Bee>   I just wanna watch tv from my comfy lounge chair.
Apr 16 19:41:08 <KK>   Lots of thoughts; just no time to start it yet. 
Apr 16 19:42:16 <Shiral>   Thoughts are a good place to start. =o)
Apr 16 19:42:20 <Jemler>   i ordered 2 firesticks. they haven't arrived yet.
Apr 16 19:42:28 <The_Bee>   Remind me--whan does Killingford take place?
Apr 16 19:42:36 <Jemler>   1025
Apr 16 19:43:14 <The_Bee>   ty, jemler
Apr 16 19:43:38 <The_Bee>   and the road begins before then
Apr 16 19:44:10 <Shiral>   And the road beyond it lead to a lot of problems between Gwynedd and Meara
Apr 16 19:44:34 <The_Bee>   Who's king then?
Apr 16 19:44:48 <KK>   What day did you have in mind?
Apr 16 19:44:54 <Shiral>   Malcolm, father of Donal
Apr 16 19:45:23 <The_Bee>   Kelson great-grandpa, then.
Apr 16 19:45:48 <Jemler>   the one who married roisian of meara.
Apr 16 19:46:42 <Derynifank>   Which was supposed to solve the Mearan problem but didn't
Apr 16 19:46:57 <The_Bee>   I'd forgotten that marriage was so long before Kelson's time.
Apr 16 19:47:00 <Shiral>   Twins--they can cause all sorts of problems
Apr 16 19:47:31 <KK>   Oh, yes.
Apr 16 19:47:48 <Jemler>   careful! bee's evil twin is still here! :)
Apr 16 19:47:54 <Shiral>   Including Mearan Housecleaning
Apr 16 19:50:06 <The_Bee>   If Roisian ever had feelings for Malcolm, I doubt if they survived his execution of her twin sister. Both girls were pawns, I imagine.
Apr 16 19:51:16 <DesertRose>   Probably
Apr 16 19:51:43 <Derynifank>   That seemed to be the fate of most gurls from noble houses
Apr 16 19:52:18 <DesertRose>   True
Apr 16 19:52:34 <The_Bee>   a pawn or a nun
Apr 16 19:53:04 <KK>   I was watching he last episode of the WHite Queen last night.  Certainly lots of dynastic marriages there.
Apr 16 19:53:05 <Derynifank>   True
Apr 16 19:53:26 <DesertRose>   Indeed.
Apr 16 19:53:30 <KK>   THey often didn't have the option of taking the veil.
Apr 16 19:53:34 <DesertRose>   Nope
Apr 16 19:54:12 <The_Bee>   not if they were needed to produce an heir
Apr 16 19:54:12 <Shiral>   It was a different form of difficult life. Everyone was much better dressed and housed, Your fate was really out of your control if you were royalty or nobility
Apr 16 19:54:43 <DesertRose>   Yup.
Apr 16 19:54:46 <Shiral>   Or you might end up in the convent if you consistently FAILED to produce that male heir
Apr 16 19:54:55 <Eyikl>   And also likely out of your control if you weren't.
Apr 16 19:55:01 <DesertRose>   It's like, the way historians often know that a noblewoman was pregnant is because she had her will written.
Apr 16 19:55:13 <Shiral>   Which was terribly unjust, since the father is the parent who determines the gender of the infant.
Apr 16 19:55:22 <DesertRose>   Well, they didn't know that then.
Apr 16 19:55:36 <Shiral>   No. But an awful lot of women suffered for it
Apr 16 19:55:39 <DesertRose>   True
Apr 16 19:55:44 <DesertRose>   Including Anne Boleyn.
Apr 16 19:55:46 <Derynifank>   We know that but they didn't
Apr 16 19:56:16 <The_Bee>   I wonder if Nigel's daughters will be forced into unwelcome marriages.
Apr 16 19:56:55 <DesertRose>   Somehow I doubt he'd do that, especially since Kelson has married and gotten himself a few children per Codex.
Apr 16 19:57:01 <Shiral>   Well, Eirian seems destined to become Queen of Torenth, since she's betrothed to Liam. He's going to have to wait a long time for her, though
Apr 16 19:57:05 <DesertRose>   Yup
Apr 16 19:57:15 <Derynifank>   The cidex says that Eirian marries Liam
Apr 16 19:57:29 <Shiral>   Which was also probably strategic, since Liam's heirs will be significantly younger than Kelson's
Apr 16 19:57:31 *   Jemler hums 'Anticipation'
Apr 16 19:57:59 <The_Bee>   and isn't supposed to marry a Torenthi princess?
Apr 16 19:58:06 <The_Bee>   Payne
Apr 16 19:58:06 <DesertRose>   Payne, I think.
Apr 16 19:58:09 <Shiral>   Payne is, yes
Apr 16 19:58:16 <DesertRose>   Liam's sister, IIRC.
Apr 16 19:58:37 <Derynifank>   At least she knew him and he was a friend of her brothers
Apr 16 19:58:42 <DesertRose>   True.
Apr 16 19:59:20 <DesertRose>   But I wonder, if Eirian really raised hell and didn't want to marry Liam, if Nigel would force her to it.
Apr 16 19:59:23 <KK>   With a little careful advance planning, it can be set up so that the intended couple at least have the opportunity to get to know one another and like one another.  Dynastic marriages were very important, though.
Apr 16 19:59:29 <DesertRose>   True.
Apr 16 20:00:19 <Derynifank>   Going ti watch the grammys salute to the BeeGees as they were  a favorite Have a good week all
Apr 16 20:00:22 <Shiral>   One would hope that both the brides and the bridgerooms would have the opportunity to get to know and at least like one another before the actual  marriages took place
Apr 16 20:00:25 <DesertRose>   Okay, g'night, Derynifank
Apr 16 20:00:33 <DesertRose>   One would hope, Shiral
Apr 16 20:00:34 <Shiral>   Night, DF
Apr 16 20:00:37 <Jemler>   nite deynifank
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Apr 16 20:00:58 <Jemler>   i'll wait til the do ABBA.
Apr 16 20:01:02 <Shiral>   But backing out..... would cause all kinds of difficulties for both Kingdoms
Apr 16 20:01:06 <DesertRose>   Indeed.
Apr 16 20:01:34 <KK>   Now that I'd watch, Jemler.  And also Queen.
Apr 16 20:01:36 <Jemler>   yes. look at what happened to Howicce.
Apr 16 20:01:59 <Shiral>   Nobody seems to like the King of Llannedd, much
Apr 16 20:02:08 <DesertRose>   He seems to be a bit of a jerk.
Apr 16 20:02:33 <Jemler>   after Janniver? neither do i'
Apr 16 20:02:53 <The_Bee>   KK, how deeply can a trained Deryni, especially a healer go into someone's body?
Apr 16 20:03:06 <Shiral>   Janniver didn't do so badly. She gets to live with a husband who loves and values her, instead of being an unloved Queen
Apr 16 20:03:41 <KK>   No, Janniver was lucky.
Apr 16 20:03:57 <KK>   Bee, please elaborate on what you mean by "go into."
Apr 16 20:04:09 <Shiral>   It would be awfully dark in there, I think
Apr 16 20:04:10 <Jemler>   at least that #$%^& didn't get her pregnant!
Apr 16 20:05:07 <Shiral>   That would DEFINITELY have complicated matters, so yes, thank goodness Ithel didn't
Apr 16 20:05:29 <Shiral>   What he DID do was bad enough
Apr 16 20:05:35 <Jemler>   i doubt a Healer could do anything on a cellular level. or reverse say a congenital heart defect.
Apr 16 20:05:36 <DesertRose>   Indeed.
Apr 16 20:06:19 <Shiral>   They could ease symptoms, but probably do nothing for the actual disease.
Apr 16 20:06:23 <The_Bee>   I dimly recall a scene where dhugal had to heal Kelson.  You wrote of his seeing to blood in his veins and arteries.  I wondered, if he probed deeply enough, could he see the chromosomes, even if he didn't know what they were?
Apr 16 20:07:21 <The_Bee>   IOw, could a Deryni Healer detect a genetic abnormality?
Apr 16 20:08:43 <KK>   I doubt they could sense on the cellular level, much less chromosomal.  I think it owuld be limited to what they could visualize in its healthy form, so that they could "fix" what was damaged.
Apr 16 20:09:19 <KK>   And wikth no microscopes, what they could visualize would be with the naked eye.
Apr 16 20:12:05 <Shiral>   Just having Healers must have seemed miraculous enough. Damn those Regents who destroyed something so rare and beneficial
Apr 16 20:13:17 <DesertRose>   Sigh.  Yes.
Apr 16 20:13:24 <KK>   That means that most inuries oculd be healed, so long as the Healer had time before the patient bled out.  For illnesses, I'd think it would be mostly limited to treatment of symptoms.
Apr 16 20:13:57 <DesertRose>   Even so, that would have been very helpful.
Apr 16 20:15:11 <KK>   Yep.  But when I was inventing Healers, I didn't want them to be too powerful, just as I didn't want to make the Deryni too omnipotent.  Limitations are important.
Apr 16 20:15:18 <DesertRose>   Well, yes.
Apr 16 20:15:46 <Shiral>   Nothing down on Earth is perfect
Apr 16 20:16:09 <DesertRose>   Miss Purr is up on the desk wanting to be petted.
Apr 16 20:16:31 <The_Bee>   KK, I'd like to know more about Jerusha Thuryn one day. You said Heakaing is harder on females, and I wonder how she'll deal with that.
Apr 16 20:19:43 <KK>   Unfortunately, she's pretty much a sidebar in Deryni history, because of the larger tales I'm telling.
Apr 16 20:20:03 <KK>   But you never know....  ;-)
Apr 16 20:20:16 <DesertRose>   :)
Apr 16 20:20:31 <Shiral>   She might insist on having her story told
Apr 16 20:20:38 <DesertRose>   Sometimes they do.
Apr 16 20:21:08 <KK>   Well, it's getting late, and I need to rustle up some supper.  See you guys next week, hopefully with some progress to report.
Apr 16 20:21:24 <DesertRose>   Okay, have a good week.  Thanks for coming to see us, and enjoy the rest of your Easter!
Apr 16 20:21:29 *   KK steps onto her Portal, waves goodnight, and disappears in a shower of green sparkles.
Apr 16 20:21:30 <Eyikl>   goodnight KK
Apr 16 20:21:32 <Jemler>   nite kk.
Apr 16 20:21:34 <The_Bee>   Could she be one of Morgan and Duncan's ancestors?
Apr 16 20:21:39 *   Jerusha ( has joined
Apr 16 20:21:53 <KK>   Nighters, all.
Apr 16 20:21:57 *   KK has quit (Quit: CGI:IRC)
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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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