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by Archangel
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Just Joined!
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Just Joined!

Welcome to Exodus!

Our Wiki is pretty great.

I mean, I use it sometimes.

It's mostly Cadden and Mir's fault that it's good, though.
by Archangel
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Commiserating on a rotten week?
Replies: 29
Views: 5179

Re: Commiserating on a rotten week?

Last week was kinda bad.

I had pancakes for dinner tonight, so this week is looking a little better.
by Archangel
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: See ya!
Replies: 12
Views: 1932

Re: See ya!

Okey-dokey.
by Archangel
Mon May 08, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: There are some weird quirks with the forum...
Replies: 17
Views: 4418

Re: There are some weird quirks with the forum...

After a quick search, it looks like the DIV class "dropdown" in phpBB used to include "display: none;" by default, but now does not, so everything displays by default. Further, since the JS code in the theme assumed display: none was the default behavior, clicking the controls fires a "toggle" funct...
by Archangel
Thu May 04, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Star Wars: Curse of the Arcadia
Replies: 15
Views: 4820

Re: Star Wars: Curse of the Arcadia

The droid bowed his head a little in a hesitant nod. "I'm sure the Captain will not like what you mean, but beggars can't be choosers." He reactivated his comm. "Set a course for Freepoint Station." Falatarr growled something back. "Serenity assures me that we will find reputable help for reasonable...
by Archangel
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Bloop.
Replies: 19
Views: 4605

Re: Bloop.

Blarp?
by Archangel
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: The Sins of the Father
Replies: 4
Views: 2021

Re: The Sins of the Father

Imperial -class Star Destroyer Punisher The electric bolt caught Tiiona in the thigh and she went down hard--just like everyone who had gone before her. Raeki's capacity to predict their movements was uncanny. He stood at the far end of the obstacle course, which had been reconfigured to present no...
by Archangel
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Is there anything to do in Minneapolis in the dead of winter?
Replies: 23
Views: 5557

Re: Is there anything to do in Minneapolis in the dead of winter?

Yes. Yes, it is.

I rolled my car windows down and took my jacket off.
by Archangel
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: DIY Bounties
Replies: 8
Views: 2647

Re: DIY Bounties

I would be extremely happy to write bounty targets that only live for a few posts at a time.
by Archangel
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Star Wars: Curse of the Arcadia
Replies: 15
Views: 4820

Re: Star Wars: Curse of the Arcadia

Ryyk titled his head. "That depends on whether or not I count as 'crew,'" he quipped. "The Captain runs the ship on his own. There's room for a co-pilot, which I mostly fulfill, and a gunner, which we rarely need." He glanced toward the cargo area of the vessel. "I suppose there is also room for pas...
by Archangel
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Altered Legacies OOC
Replies: 4
Views: 5369

Re: Altered Legacies OOC

Five stars. Would binge-read again.
by Archangel
Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Concord's End OOC
Replies: 12
Views: 4174

Re: Concord's End OOC

Five stars. Would binge-read again.
by Archangel
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 38758

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

Nich, here's a suggestion that might help: whenever someone in this thread says "Force sensitive," pretend they're saying "Force-capable," and whenever they say "Force user," pretend they're saying "Force wielder." I don't know why you've attached so much importance to this equation of "Force sensit...
by Archangel
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 38758

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

Option B: Suppose Akain and Tone were your only two. But you needed a bad guy, someone for them to fight. So, lacking another player who wants to give up one of their 2 to be your bad guy, you create Darthicus Badguyicus, a loan from the Road Runner/Star Wars crossover that needs to happen just beca...
by Archangel
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 38758

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

Like I said, I'm not suggesting we depart from canon now. I'm just saying that we all agreed to this on the premise of reexamining it with Episode 8, and now we're all acting like Episode 8 will suddenly give us more Forcers. I doubt that. It's a warning based on my analysis of Disney's behavior, no...
by Archangel
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 38758

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

You know, I never read Archie comics, and I always assumed they were on the comedic side of comics, but all the ads I see for Riverdale make it look like a horror show. I don't really get that. Pryde, as a one-time moderator to another one-time moderator, I'm going to ask you to step back for a day ...
by Archangel
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 38758

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

I got distracted while writing a post last night, but I thought I had posted it. I don't have my laptop at work, though, so let me see if I can reiterate the points generally. On the subject of "everyone can use the Force," I think of it like Greybeards and the Dragonborn. The argument, "But why doe...
by Archangel
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 38758

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

I'm not sure that adequately addresses the semantics of "Force-sensitive" (high midichlorian count) versus "Force user" (someone who utilizes the Force to achieve ends or accomplish purposes). Luke was Force sensitive at the beginning of A New Hope, but not a Force user. Anakin was Force sensitive a...
by Archangel
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 38758

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

Right, that was it. If anything, it reinforces the point that everyone has the Force, or the potential for the Force. It doesn't negate midichlorians and their influence, but sticks to the "natural talent" interpretation. Someone with average IQ can get good grades with hard work; the Skywalker line...
by Archangel
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 38758

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

One of the things I like about the Wookieepedia is that all information is vetted and notated using information from official canon books, movies and the animated shows. I think that the description of The Force, shown HERE , is a perfect example that shows that a Force Sensitive is the same as a F...
by Archangel
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 38758

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

My thing is that the "Reasonableness Clause" paragraph says that we don't have to consult you if we absolutely know it won't cause a problem. If I'm unsure of where my story is going, or I think X, Y, or Z may happen to change things up, or I'm in a thread with a dozen people I have no idea whether ...
by Archangel
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 38758

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

As I said before, to me, the intent of the rule was obvious: to prevent a surplus of powerful Force users. Therefore, (1) "Force-sensitives" and very weak Force users shouldn't count against the rule, and (2) limited-effect characters (NPCs restricted to one thread with no effect on the galaxy at-la...
by Archangel
Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 38758

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

Chirrut was a low-level Force user by word-of-God ("Force user" was how the role was described to Donnie Yen, according to interviews). He's also not a Force user by word-of-God (Star Wars Databank). Frankly, I find those two sources roughly even in canon, so which is correct is up for lengthy debat...
by Archangel
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 38758

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

Wooooooooow. This is super-interesting. And really kinda weird. Perhaps what I lament most is that I was the one to introduce the "no statute of limitations" clause, although I guess I still think that's a good rule. Some points to consider from the last time around: 1. Mir opposed a limitation to F...
by Archangel
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Is there anything to do in Minneapolis in the dead of winter?
Replies: 23
Views: 5557

Re: Is there anything to do in Minneapolis in the dead of winter?

Mall of America?

I don't really know. I've only been there once, and I was like seven years old.

But the Mall of America had roller coasters and an entire store dedicated to LEGO, so it was pretty great.
by Archangel
Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Carrie Fisher is one with the Force
Replies: 10
Views: 3314

Re: Carrie Fisher is one with the Force

I was surprised to learn about her extensive writing career, too. I had always kind of assumed that her career fizzled because she wasn't in many films after Star Wars . Nice to know that she was involved with so much. I also wonder how close to LAX she had the heart attack; did the length of the fl...
by Archangel
Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: So can we talk about Rogue One yet?
Replies: 29
Views: 6789

Re: So can we talk about Rogue One yet?

I finally saw it a couple days ago (because family was in town to babysit). Some spoilers follow in my staccato-style stream-of-consciousness mini-review. As for me, I didn't need spoilers. I predicted the ending weeks before it came out. I mean, I don't know why anyone was surprised. It's basically...
by Archangel
Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 6
Views: 5670

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

Also, from a friend of mine, happy Russian thanksgiving!
by Archangel
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Proofreading Available
Replies: 0
Views: 3133

Proofreading Available

[shamelessplug] My wife has started doing some proofreading for extra money and wanted me to share the word. Her website is Editing.VersorBooks.com and she has a Facebook page (because it's much easier to share). Her prices are very reasonable, even compared against proofreaders in general and not a...
by Archangel
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Year progression?
Replies: 6
Views: 2843

Re: Year progression?

Usually, it's like this: "It's been a long time since we did this. Should we do it again?" "I have no objections. I guess?" "Okay, it's the next year now." "I know I'm late to the party, but I guess this means I have to spend my next few posts trying to catch up. I think my characters were still in ...
by Archangel
Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Light saber Crystals
Replies: 31
Views: 7890

Re: Light saber Crystals

It's not so much that crystals "used to work" one way, a way to which I was accustomed, and now they work some other way. It's that the system used to be pseudoscience, and now it's just full-blown fantasy. Which is fine. I like fantasy. I even like getting some fantasy in my sci-fi, or some sci-fi ...
by Archangel
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Light saber Crystals
Replies: 31
Views: 7890

Re: Light saber Crystals

At least "different crystals diffracted the light of 'light' sabers differently, causing different colors" sounds like science. "Bleeding crystals" sounds like it belongs next to "healing crystals" and "crystal balls." Force-sensitive rock-species notwithstanding, the idea that translucent rocks som...
by Archangel
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:12 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Light saber Crystals
Replies: 31
Views: 7890

Re: Light saber Crystals

Disney should adopt a new slogan.

The New Star Wars Canon: Making Non-Science Even More Unsciency!
by Archangel
Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: How Does That Saying Go...
Replies: 10
Views: 4102

Re: How Does That Saying Go...

Welcome back!

I check in here and read as much as I can, but I've been hit pretty hard with RL the past few months, so I don't post as often as people want me to.

Well, it's just Pryde, technically, but I bet he's pissed.
by Archangel
Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Moderator Crisis
Replies: 17
Views: 3911

Re: Moderator Crisis

It seems like the Danes would know...

Heck, even Wikipedia doesn't try to deny it.
by Archangel
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Voting Registration Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 5488

Re: Voting Registration Thread

Nichalus wrote:Oh please...count me in. *smirk*
Mir wrote:Count me in.
A-haha.

I consider myself a concerned citizen. Please number me among the electorate.
by Archangel
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Curse of the Arcadia OOC
Replies: 12
Views: 3132

Re: Curse of the Arcadia OOC

You can probably jump us ahead to the next thing, or we can socialize more. Or you can change it so we head someplace to find a crew. The thread's in your court, so to speak.
by Archangel
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Star Wars: Curse of the Arcadia
Replies: 15
Views: 4820

Re: Star Wars: Curse of the Arcadia

Falatarr chortled. Ryyk straightened his shoulders and gave a very good approximation of harrumph! "I'll work with the navicomputer to get us a course," he said, ambling back to the rear console of the cockpit. Before he reached it, Falatarr turned and grunted at him. He looked back at the Wookiee. ...
by Archangel
Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Moderator Resignation
Replies: 9
Views: 2879

Re: Moderator Resignation

I take exception to that! I work very hard for what I'm paid!
by Archangel
Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Moderator Resignation
Replies: 9
Views: 2879

Re: Moderator Resignation

I would post some kind of thumbs-up emoticon, but we're disallowed from using third-party images on the boards, and it seems so pointless to link to a tiny GIF. So you'll just have to imagine it. Being a moderator is stressful, as volunteer positions go, and I think you did swell. I'll try to post i...