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SaintPain→ Here to help." 00:36, November 17, 2013 (UTC)
I hired Lily last night, and I have to say, having someone who was once a grandma as a follower is quite amusing, not to mention one that's 10 feet tall, has blue skin, is very muscular and yells "Get behind Grandma!" when there are enemies near. It's also quite comical that Lily wears the remenants of a shawl with a flower brooch and wears a floppy lady's hat, amongst other oddball clothing items. Hahaha. Leea (talk) 16:57, November 17, 2013 (UTC)
I had (mostly) hired her because I'm working on the "The whole gang's here" achievement, along with the "Love the bomb" and the other pickpocketing and hacking achievements. I've only got (I think) Rose of Sharon and Raul left. Otherwise, I'm that type of player that has one companion through the whole game, and doesn't really like to change it, so this is a slightly uncomfortable and against-the-grain thing I'm doing here!
And that damn bug where the Singer isn't in Novac happened again! Two separate playthroughs and the same damn bug! Haggled with Garret this time though, got Hadrian outta his contract, and the Singer is nowhere to be found. He's still not there if you visit Novac first, either. Or at any other stage of the quest. Argh! Leea (talk) 21:16, November 17, 2013 (UTC)
I can't use console commands, remember? I play with an Xbox360. I also ran across three unusual bugs yesterday; I had finished Arcade's quest, and when I went back to the Lucky 38's suite, there he was! Except he was wearing a Followers lab coat, and had dialog as if he was not in my place. There is no way to get him out, so I guess I'm gonna have to live with it, he was one of my favorite characters anyways, even if he does raid my fridge and sleep in my bed. The second bug was that I left Rex at the suite so I could have ED-E for awhile, and when I came back with a bunch of loot to unload, Rex was gone! I looked everywhere, and with ED-E's perk, there was no chance of missing him. I guess I'll try looking at The King's later. The third bug was that I went to anhilate the Fiends at Vault 3, the first 12 or so Fiends went hostile, of course, because I wasn't wearing Khan armor, but the ones past the diner in the rest of the Vault are completely non-hostile. I even walked in in non-Sneak mode and no one shot me. Weird. Leea (talk) 12:30, November 18, 2013 (UTC)
Actually, the only real annoying bug is what I call "The arm flip", where the player's arms flip up overhead or down below, sometimes in the middle of the screen, too. Only seems to happen in First-person, though, not all of the time, and not with melee weapons or unarmed. I can live with it, it doesn't affect gameplay, and I only have to look up or down for the arms to "right" themselves. Starting the game over again always brings up new opportunities, like what "playstyle" I'll try this time around, but I don't think I'll do that just yet, I still have to get the achievements I'm working on, including Yes-Man's questline. Leea (talk) 21:02, November 18, 2013 (UTC)
The "non-hostile Fiend bug" worked out in the end. I got to pickpocket spent ammo (if it was applicable) for part of the Pickpocketing achievement, then I used Oh, Baby! in a Sneak Attack and was eventually rewarded with the Melee Hacker perk. That would not have been possible if they had all been hostile.
=D Hahaha. I had been watching the news on Halloween, and they had mentioned as a sort of "trivia" that the "scariest movie of all time" was The Shining. But, though I love the movie, I wasn't scared by it in the least bit. I actually though Jack going crazy was funny, and laughed at most of the movie. An it was voted that the scariest part of the movie was where he chopped through the bathroom door and said "Here's Johnny!", but I was hilarious. Leea (talk) 23:42, November 20, 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for the welcome message! I've had a couple of minor awkward bumps when editing articles so far but I'm really enjoying the community and am having fun getting to know people while settling in. Hopefully I'll see you around! --Wishywitchy (talk) 04:39, November 21, 2013 (UTC)
Movies vs. books Edit
Heh. That's usually the way things are. I remember buying The Lord of the Rings trilogy after I had seen the movie, and found that the book contained a lot that wasn't in the movie. I had thought "Hey, some of this stuff is pretty good! Why wasn't it in the movies?", so whenever I watched the movies afterwards, I would sometimes think of the stuff that was left out. Did you ever buy the Lord of the Rings trilogy? Leea (talk) 12:20, November 21, 2013 (UTC)
Poll gift Edit
Your efforts and diligence have not gone unnoticed, and you have been given a small token of appreciation.
Thanks for contributing to the Polls! BrandonFox→ "Nice job!"
More Internet trouble! But I'm back again! Edit
I'm back! I had more troubles with the phone line, this time no dial tone at all, so no Internet for three days! I am glad it didn't happen before I got the badge! I don't know if you're already with your family in Kentucky for Thanksgiving, so I don't know if you'll get this. Just know that I didn't lose interest in you, I wish that the trouble with the internet didn't happen, but it was out of my hands, otherwise I would have written a lot sooner. I hope you're all toasty and warm, 'cause here it totally is frigid! Leea (talk) 23:22, November 25, 2013 (UTC)
Have a good day, friend! Edit
I hope I have a good holiday, too. Mostly Thanksgiving (for me, at least) will be hiding from all of my neighbors' friends, as they all seem to congregate to the neighborhood on Thanksgiving, then they roam the neighborhood, and I (and mom and dad, too) like to remain hidden from strangers that want to come on my property and go sightseeing. No joke! Its happened in the past! And I'm not one of those people that go traveling during the "holidays", because:
- A: I don't have that much money to throw around, and a plane ticket to North Dakota is about 2000 dollars for one person. And that isn't even First Class! Add Mom and Dad's tickets and you have a very expensive trip.
- B: I'm a vegetarian (so are my parents), and all of my relatives are...not. They aren't sympathetic, either, so they wouldn't have one thing without meat or eggs even if I did show up.
- C: Me and my family follow a different religion than our relatives, and they aren't sympathetic to that, either.
- D: Mom's side of the family are big wheat farmers, and Dad's side of the family are all big-time hunters. And we're none of those.
Add all of that and you've got major "outcast" going on.
Best wishes Edit
Gosh, I'm sorry to hear about that. I know what it's like, though, having someone in the hospital. If you need anything, I'll be here for you. You and your mom have my best wishes. Leea (talk) 12:49, November 30, 2013 (UTC)
How come you didn't have Christmases when you were a kid? I had lots of presents when I was little, but as time goes by and you get older (and the further you live away), people start to forget you exist. I now get about two cards at Christmas. No doubt soon I'll get none whatsoever. Well, even if you don't have a Christmas this year, I'll still get you a present, even though its gonna be made out of computer code. =D Leea (talk) 22:40, December 1, 2013 (UTC)
I can understand why Christmas would be considered "pagan", because its mostly about Santa Claus anymore with very few references to the man Himself, Jesus Christ. Its almost become a non-religious holiday.
- Well, you have told me, so it's only proper to tell you: As you would remember the Seventies, do you remember anything about A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami? Or ISKCON? Leea (talk) 23:08, December 3, 2013 (UTC)
Whew. I didn't know what you'd think. I was holding my breath on that one! If everyone in the world was as open-minded as you, the world would be a better place.... Actually, everyone in my neighborhood follows ISKCON as I did, but I wanted to keep Bhaktivedanta Swami, the founder of the movement, as my guru, and not any of the so-called "gurus" that think they should be gurus, but they didn't like me and my family's idea, so they kicked us and a couple others out of the temple about 7 years ago. I'm not gonna water down my views and accept some fake "guru" just to make some groupies happy. I'm "sticking to my guns". Thank you for being open-minded, friend. Leea (talk) 12:34, December 5, 2013 (UTC)
I fixed them for you! How do they look on your end? Some Assembly Required! 02:01, December 9, 2013 (UTC)
- How about now? Some Assembly Required! 02:31, December 9, 2013 (UTC)
- No problem at all! Glad to help. Some Assembly Required! 03:30, December 9, 2013 (UTC)
I've seen on the weather a few days ago that there was a swath of ice clouds over Indiana. Did you get snow? I hope you didn't get snowed in. That would be a drag. Leea (talk) 12:32, December 9, 2013 (UTC)
Texas? I don't live in Texas. I live in Mississippi, remember?
- Hahaha...I had a good laugh at your story. Home Alone without the burglars... I have seen some snow in my lifetime, but the majority of it wasn't the fluffy stuff. A few years ago we went to an auction further up state, and it was so cold that it started to snow. Now, as you can imagine, a lot of Mississippians are not used to snow, so they were skidding and sliding all over the Interstate! One even flew over one of those signs on the side of the road! But since Dad (and mom too) is from North Dakota, he knew how to drive in snow, so we didn't crash like everyone else. And when we got to the auction, it was an outdoor one, and there was something about the treads on mom's shoes that made the snow build up on them. Finally, it was up to six inches, and she scraped it off, but as long as she walked around, it always built up! Hahaha. Leea (talk) 12:32, December 10, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, love. A guardian angel could be useful, 'cause I had a little scare the other day. We went to town on Monday, and when I was at a dollar store getting some candy for me and dad, a man had gotten behind me in the checkout lane. I had seen him in the store, and he looked like one of those real shady characters, and he had tears tattooed down his cheeks, amongst other tattoos. Well, he got way too close for comfort, and I moved up about two feet or so for some room. But he moved forward, as well. It's not like the place was packed, there was no one else behind him, so this behavior was creepy. I moved twice, but he moved closer every time, I could basically feel him breathing on my shoulder, like he wanted to grab me or something. Finally I got to the register and was checking out, and I was so eager to leave, I almost forgot to pay! As I got into the car with Mom and Dad, I told them what happened, and just then the man walked out of the store. I told them, "That's him!" And to add the creepy-ness, the guy stared at me in the passenger seat as we drove by and out of the parking lot! Ugh...I know if the man had checked out faster and tried to follow me, I would have used every self-defense combat move I've ever seen. I'm not going down without a fight. Leea (talk) 12:43, December 11, 2013 (UTC)
I'm thinking about giving you something different for your Christmas present...if I can figure out how to post it. I'll have to ask around. I can't ask you, for obvious reasons, such as where would the surprise be then? Hahaha. Leea (talk) 12:18, December 13, 2013 (UTC)
We went to Bay St. Louis (its on the coast) yesterday to pay the taxes, and on the way back home, we stopped by a new antique store. Well, it wasn't so much of an antique store but more of a store that sold items bought from estate auctions. All of the stuff was so gorgeous, but every time I looked closer at the price tag, it ended up being 3 or 4 digit prices, like 2,000 dollars for a gorgeous Art Deco print. Way out of my league. Now, if it had been 20 dollars, then I could've gotten it... Do you like antiques? Leea (talk) 12:34, December 14, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the Christmas greetings! Also best wishes to you. Jspoel 14:37, December 14, 2013 (UTC)
Your efforts and diligence have not gone unnoticed, and you have been given a small token of appreciation.
Thanks for the Christmas wishes. I also wish the best for you during the holidays and may all your wishes for the next year come true! Maybe i'll also try to make a nice card next week :) - Greets 21:58, December 14, 2013 (UTC) PS: Thanks, I wanted a picture of the blind deathclaws, but couldn't find one that was different from normal deathclaws, so I just got to work :) Glad to hear others also liked it.
Wanna hear a funny story? Dad found a Possum in one of the garbage cans in the back of the shed this morning. How the hell he (it?) got in there is beyond me, as there was nothing that it could have climbed up on to get in there. Well, he was at the bottom, and mom and dad didn't notice he was in there, and he ended up having some garbage thrown on top of him. Well, that meant a little ride of to "paper land". The paper company (I don't know what one) owns a lot of land to the north of us, which they log every so often. We drove the possum a good distance and let him out. Possums are so ugly. Like an ugly rat. And they smell bad, too. Only their mother could love them, if that could even apply! Leea (talk) 23:20, December 14, 2013 (UTC)
Thank you Saint, and a happy holidays to you as well. morituri te salutamus 04:55, December 16, 2013 (UTC)
Ugh. (twists face in revulsion) Possums smell so bad. If I was starving and there was nothing else, I'd rather eat grass. Or dry leaves. Is there anything you haven't eaten? I'm starting to doubt that there is. I'm really starting to believe that you've eaten one of every creature in the world. Leea (talk) 12:22, December 17, 2013 (UTC)
Heh. I suppose that you've eaten Crocodile feet as well, then. I've heard people around here rave about it, and all I can think is that "They sure must be scaly." I'm almost done with one of your Christmas presents. Just needs a little fine-tuning and its complete. Leea (talk) 12:19, December 21, 2013 (UTC)
Your present! Edit
Coming home, you see a cornflower blue velvet satchel sitting on your doorstep. You're instantly excited; could this be another Bottle? Carefully, you take the sack out into better light to better examine it. The velvet seems to shimmer from within the weave of the fabric, and there is gorgeous navy embroidery in the center of the satchel. The pattern of the embroidery resembles a gushing fountain. Tenderly holding the sack, you withdraw the Bottle. It is a sight to behold. The Bottle is crafted from translucent white glass, revealing the contents within. It's as if thick white smoke was trapped inside, but there is suddenly a burst of light and silver shimmers around within as the Bottle reacts to your touch. The slate gray label reads in script: Winter. The black cork has wonderful sliver swirls painted around the sides and top.
Eager to see what the Winter Bottle can do, you take it to an open place in the yard and pull the cork out. Instantly, the contents erupt from the mouth of the Bottle and out into the air. In the sky, suddenly clouds form, and light-as-air snowflakes drift down. A gentle breeze blows, and Cardinal birds appear on the branches of the trees, looking exactly like picture cards. Its starting to get a little chilly, and you realize you need a coat. As you are about to go get your coat, suddenly you feel warm and toasty, another gift from the Bottle. As the snow builds up, you see that snowmen are building themselves, as well as snow angels. Frost delicately encrusts the bushes and tree branches, and as the shimmer from the Bottle lifts upward into the sky, the clouds dissipate, and the rays of the sun makes the frost sparkle and glitter like so many tiny diamonds. Holly branches are studded with bright red berries, and the contrast with the snow is lovely. As the shimmer from the Bottle starts to fade, it gathers on each thing created and the snow dissipates like fog upon sunrise. The frost diamonds fade away, and the air warms around you. You look down at the Bottle still in your hand, wishing you had more. On closer inspection, it appears that there is a paper note inside the Bottle. As you shake the Bottle upside-down, the note falls into your hand. The paper seems to be handmade, as it is heavy and has uneven edges. On the paper, in gorgeous script, is written: "I held true to my promise, I did not make a Winter Bottle until it was time. Hopefully I have captured the magical moments of Winter without the terrible ones. Merry Christmas, my good friend."
Your efforts and diligence have not gone unnoticed, and you have been given a small token of appreciation.
Looks like the picture worked out in the end. That is good. Did you like the Winter Bottle? I tried to make Winter sound magical, without the painful parts of Winter. Leea (talk) 12:35, December 24, 2013 (UTC)
The Walking Dead Edit
I saw a while ago on someone's blog (can't remember who) that you like TWD. I'm currently on the 3rd season and loving it so far. It kinda annoys me when some of the people like Jasper were saying how it went crap after the 1st season and instead recommended Breaking Bad to me. Now, I've watched the 1st Season of Breaking Bad and it was good, but I love TWD way more. I like the drama of the characters set in a backdrop of zombie horror and I think it's excellently done! I got the 3rd Season of TWD on DVD this Christmas. What are your thoughts on the show in a bit more detail, SaintPain? Also, was the 4th Season as good as the previous seasons? (no spoilers please!)
Yes, I agree with everything you said. There's a couple of things I'd change as well, notably how they killed off Andria in the Season 3 finale. Andria to me was a very strong character (one of my favourite characters actually) who matured to an individual who could hold her own and she died in a silly way. Seriously, if she hadn't spent the whole time staring at Milton's corpse and instead focused on breaking her handcuffs she could have went up to him and stabbed him in the head before he turned to a walker. I was also quite annoyed by Lori's actor. But other than those discrepancies, fabulous show. My 2nd favourite show (Twin Peaks has gotta be my 1st). Finished Season 3 obviously and waiting for Season 4 to come on TV here in the UK. Have you read the graphic novel that TWD TV show is adapted from? It's very good from what I hear. I've ordered the first 48 issues collected into a big paperback because I liked the show so much and can't wait for the 4th Season (or for seasons beyond that as well because as far as I know, the TV show will continue as long as the graphic novel series continues). So in a way, from reading the graphic novel series, I'll know a bit of what happens even before the newer seasons come on. When I receive it in the mail and read some, I'll let you know if it's worth a look at.
You know, originally I was going to also give you (along with the Winter Bottle) one of my favorites of Beethoven's instrumentals, and I got some instructions from Jspoel so I could post it on your talk page, but I waited over half an hour at the converting site without anything happening. Sorry about that. Leea (talk) 23:21, December 27, 2013 (UTC)
That's sorta what I was thinking. I've seen poems before that didn't rhyme, so tales of Season Bottles seemed to be "poetic short stories" as you called it. Next I'll try to craft Spring and Summer Bottles. I think that Summer, just as with Winter, will be a little harder to make than Spring and Autumn Bottles, because Summer can be hot and Winter can be too cold. A Winter Bottle could be like air conditioning; when it gets too hot, just pop open a Winter Bottle for a respite! Same with a Summer Bottle, just the other way around. =D I've never really written stories for anyone before, they always rattled around in my head. And I've always thought about putting seasons into a bottle for later. It's good for them to finally take shape with words. Leea (talk) 16:01, December 29, 2013 (UTC)
Your input on requestsEdit
Can I ask you to take a look over at the forums and vote for the 69.I25 adminship request and Agent c's bureaucrat request? You're around a lot which makes me think you can give good judgment. Jspoel 16:07, December 29, 2013 (UTC)
Hey Saint. I think this is the image I want a variation of:
I would like it to look similar except I would like the colors (red, blue) to be solid and not patterned as they are now. Let me see what you can do & thank you for your time. morituri te salutamus 02:56, December 31, 2013 (UTC)
Unlike the Winter Bottle, the story about the Autumn Bottle and the crate of Autumn Bottles was written "on the spot", which means right in the talk editor. The Winter Bottle was written on Notepad, so I could refine and add to it without worrying about being disconnected from the internet. =D I had just also went to your archived talk page and copied-and-pasted the story of the Autumn Bottle to Notepad so it isn't lost somehow.
I had thought about putting the Season Bottles on a blog, but then again, others might not be as...what word am I looking for...kind or open? Appreciating? I remember that long ago one of my "friends" heard me singing, and she said that (can't remember the exact words she used) my singing was beautiful, and would I sing some more? So I sang, but then out of the blue, she goes ahead and says that I sound awful, and quit singing! I'll let you guess how I felt. So, long story short, if I put the Bottles on a blog for all to see...well, I can hear the criticizing words already. Then, how would a story about a Bottle be a special present for you anymore? Leea (talk) 23:04, December 31, 2013 (UTC)
Hahahaha. I can see by the italicized exclamation point that you mean business! Hahaha. Alright, but I'll do it only for you. Should the Autumn Bottle be on the blog? Or just the Winter Bottle, as it is Winter and not Autumn anymore? Leea (talk) 23:03, January 2, 2014 (UTC)
Avatar Pt. IIEdit
The first one is the one I like best out of the ones you posted. For that one though, is there a way you can make the blue a little bit more uniform, like you did with the red?
The third one also intrigues me because you greyscaled the inside part and left the red. Can you take the original image, and make it black and white? I really like the way it looks. Thanks again. morituri te salutamus 03:57, January 3, 2014 (UTC)
OK so to better understand, I think you want an inverted old world flag ring of stars with a followers cross centered but in solid black & white? I could also do bronze or maybe sepia.
SaintPain→ Here to help." 18:07, January 3, 2014 (UTC)
Season Bottles stories Edit
Okay. Both stories of the Autumn Bottle will be there, along with the Winter Bottle. But Spring and Summer won't be, I still have to concentrate to perfectly capture the Season within the Bottle. =) But you will get them as presents first, before anyone else gets wind of them. Leea (talk) 22:47, January 3, 2014 (UTC)
I was being sarcastic about the blame. =P
I understand your request and I'll take a look at it. Have to dig through some logs first which will cost me a good bit of time. Bureaucrat's life ain't that easy either. Jspoel 17:19, January 4, 2014 (UTC)
- I'm not sure what I can do about it. From what I can read on the monopoly blog, his reactions are legit. You can't sell that board while Bethesda has the rights. In previous comments from you on other blogs he probably discovered similar flaws and Jasper likes a good argument. But I can see where you're coming from. You try to make an honest statement and get countermanded on every new comment. That can get you a feeling of being stalked and "he has it in for me". Best I can do is ask him to go easy on you, as they say. Now he knows it bothers you, so he should be able to that. My advice to you is, try not to let it get to you, it's only the internet after all. Jspoel 20:12, January 4, 2014 (UTC)
Jury rigger Edit
My headphones busted today. Well, not really, the wire can only take so many bends this way and that way before the connection isn't so great anymore. I love my headphones, its not that they were expensive (unless you count $5 expensive), but they allow me to enjoy music and videogames without disturbing others. At this point, I've elected to tape them together so they work, until I can get to town on Monday to get another pair. Imagine how they look!
From my point of view, Jasper is just "one of those people". Personally, I don't have the most friendly feelings about him, as my first time in chat, the gist of what he told me was "if you don't like it, leave", when I asked why he was cussing up a storm for no reason. That was a long time ago, but the impression stuck. He also strikes me as a very sarcastic person. It's just better to stay away from people like that. Otherwise, you will feel like busting things (at least I would), and that'll only get you broken furniture. Leea (talk) 20:44, January 4, 2014 (UTC)
I was just going to leave this where it fell and have what Js said be the end of it but seriously;
"Jasper continues to protest his absolute innocence. Sadly I think he even believes it. I support your wish to show an even hand. Still we all know those with rank and or position must be held most responsible. The job is a weight, a task and never to be confused with a privilege. Jasper is more than in need of a reminder to that truth."
So your claim now is that I hate you but don't know it? How does that even work? Firstly all I do is tell you why your illogical comments are illogical; that is not an act of hate or a deceleration of war so please stop acting like it is. You may think that I mush hate you to disagree with you that often and fair enough that is your (incorrect) opinion but don't run around slandering me and claiming I'm bad at my job as moderator because of it. No part of the title "Moderator" says "you should have to stand by and let people make deluded comments on blogs without pointing out why they're illogical or just flat out incorrect" so don't say "Jasper should be reminded that those with rank must be held responsible".
If either of us is holding a grudge it's you, because I take every incident that involves you as a separate one, but you sit there saying "Oh jasper again, he must be being malicious here". Get off your high horse and just accept that someone is allowed to disagree with your opinion, moderator or not. If you do not want people to tell you why you're wrong then stop being wrong in public. If you can't stop doing that, then I wont stop telling you you're wrong. And if you really, truly, honestly can't stand having a discussion with me because you think it's just petty hate then just ignore me. You don't need to reply to my comments so don't reply to me to complain about me replying to you.
For the last time, and I hope you actually pay attention for a change, I. DO. NOT. HATE. YOU. This is NOT some petty hate act towards you so stop acting like it is. You don't need to be so defensive about it all the time if you really are "just here to help" then maybe you should help me, yourself, Js and anyone else sick of petty squabbles and stop acting like I'm attacking you. You're an adult so act it. Not every comment towards you is an attack. A disagreement is not hate so just stop claiming to be the victim here.
As Js says above MY COMMENTS ARE LEGIT. They are not personal attacks, they are true facts "You can't sell that board while Bethesda has the rights". As he also says "In previous comments from you on other blogs he probably discovered similar flaws" is also true - if I see something I disagree with I will voice that disagreement. You cannot ask me not to unless it breaks the rules and, I think you'll find, it does not. I am not insulting you, I am stating facts and opinions which are ALLOWED. You are allowed to disagree with anything I say and so am I with anything YOU say.
I disagree with people all the time. I disagree with Eden about guns and the Enclave but does he think I hate him? No. He's a grown up about it and accepts "gee, maybe he just doesn't agree with me". And I hardly think that replying to comments on popular blogs which I have already comments on anyway is stalking. If you turn up somewhere I am already at, I'm not stalking you. If you honestly can't stand having people disagree with you in comments I think it;s time you sat down and thought "What am I doing on a community website?" because it sure seems you're not a fan of community if you can't stand a little bit of disagreement every now and then.
This is the last time I am going to bother explaining this to you so don't bother asking in future. Expressing why something that is wrong is wrong is not hate. I am not insulting you with these comments; there is no hostile intention here, I just have a different opinions to you and it is my right to express them and if you really can't accept that then that is your problem, not mine.
What you're asking me to do is give you special treatment and not express my opinion just because you don't like it, which is an unfair request and one I cannot fulfill. This isn't just your wiki, it's mine too, and everyone else's who wants to be part of it. If you don't want to be part of a community that promotes people discussing conflicting opinions then I don't think I should be to blame here. Jasper: The Wonder that is Shroomman! 21:31, January 4, 2014 (UTC)
Very well, you have my word. No involvement on my part. But if there isfun ever anything that bothers you (whatever it may be), I'll be here. I have sympathetic ears and a shoulder for you to cry on. =) Leea (talk) 22:25, January 4, 2014 (UTC)
I hope you weren't making fun of me. =P
I might hope to make FUN WITH YOU but never at you dear lady. I am here for you.
SaintPain→ Here to help."
Hey, Pain. Please don't use talkpages for general discussion, personal anecdotes, or repotting bugs; it's against policy. Just make a forum or blog post if you want to do any of that stuff. Thanks 69.l25 (talk) 23:29, January 4, 2014 (UTC)
- I think he was referring to article-page talk-pages, not our personal talk-pages. Some Assembly Required! 23:54, January 4, 2014 (UTC)
I hope to always be able to share jokes with you as well, not be jokes. =D
There's this lady that knows mom, her name is Laja, and she comes around the community every so often (she's here now), but she's just one of those kinds of people that likes to use what ever you have and never really thank you for it. A human form of leech, really. She always puts on this "air" that "Oh, I'm helpless, please help me.", especially with men, which she probably uses what I call "puppy dog eyes" on, and it doesn't help that she's got a quiet, little-girl voice, either.
Well, I had this dream last night that you had come for a visit, but I found her talking to you, and I could see you were getting "spelled". I was thinking "No! She's gonna use you 'till you're dry!" On top of this, dad tells me that we're leaving to another place! And she's getting the house! I then run upstairs, and find Laja's sister using my computer like its hers. Well, I took her by the scruff and threw her down the stairs. I checked my talkpage here, and there were lots of messages telling me how I was going to lose my best friend to a human leech, and there was nothing I could do about it. I thought "No! I have to do something!" I ran outside, and Laja was walking away with you. It was one of those things where it seems like there's not much distance but in reality you're much further away. I was yelling "Stop! She'll use up everything you have! Stop!", but you didn't hear me.
At this point, dad wakes me up, and man! What a bad dream! One of those "helpless" dreams that you feel powerless. Ugh. There's nothing that you can do either way that ends up making a difference. Thank God it was a dream! Leea (talk) 12:53, January 5, 2014 (UTC)
Oh, believe me, I've had worse. I've had nightmares so bad before that I woke up with my heart pounding like I had just run 5 miles. or nightmares where they were even worse than that where I pushed myself out of the dream and woke up. I thought it was strange I had a nightmare that Laja was gonna drain you, but I figured it was weird enough to mention. Leea (talk) 23:09, January 5, 2014 (UTC)
Not really what I was thinking. Can you make an exact copy of the original image black and white? Just toggle the color saturation? Sorry to be so picky. Thanks for your time. 04:19, January 6, 2014 (UTC)
Cold weather Edit
I'm sorry to hear about that. At least the power came back on. I don't know what snow drifts feel like, but I know what it is like when the wind cuts through whatever cold-weather gear you might have on. The next two days we are going to have cold in the teens, and only the 30's in the daytime. Though by hearing what you're going through, that might sound like paradise. Leea (talk) 12:39, January 6, 2014 (UTC)
You keep the coffee and whiskey, and I'll have the chocolate. =D
- I went to town today and bought new headphones. They have much more bass than the old ones, so this will take some getting used to. And they're a pretty "pen ink" color. Nothing pink or purple, please. Get those girly headphones away from me! =P I wish I could give you a scarf or beanie to fight the cold, but I am limited to digital presents. Leea (talk) 19:30, January 6, 2014 (UTC)
Okay. (rubs temples) I am now sending you thought energy to keep you warm. =D And here's a picture of some of our roses from last summer to remind you that there is indeed warm weather. =) Maybe you could use it as a backround picture for your computer screen or something. I just love the velvet look of some roses, don't you? Leea (talk) 12:34, January 7, 2014 (UTC)
You live right next door to your aunt? That's interesting. I wouldn't want to live next door to my aunts. Did she move next door after you bought your house, or was she there in the first place? Leea (talk) 23:24, January 12, 2014 (UTC)
Then you have been blessed. I wish I had relatives like that, but this has never really been the case. Dad's side of the family are hunters and fishers, we are not. Mom's side of the family are big wheat farmers, and we are not. They don't like that we aren't Christians, that we are vegetarians and that mom and dad moved down to Mississippi so many years ago, I think its 30 years or so. Of course, there's the thin "icing" of being cordial, but I can see through and what they really think. And my second-cousin-twice-removed wrote me a nasty email when he figured out what I believed in. I haven't talked to him in years. And he wrote fantasy novels, you'd think that he would be a little more understanding. Last I heard, his book deals went down the drain, and are now sold at dollar stores instead of book stores. I can feel I've had a little bit of justice, at least. Leea (talk) 12:36, January 13, 2014 (UTC)
Why similar floor plans? So you wouldn't get lost in the houses? How many sisters and brothers do you have? I'm just...me. I don't have any siblings, but then again, I wouldn't be able to stand them getting into my stuff then, either. "You're into my shirts again!...Quit playing with my Xbox! ITS MINE!" I would be bald (from pulling my hair out) if I had any younger (or older ones to tease me) siblings. Leea (talk) 23:02, January 14, 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, well, I think its something that my "friends" did to me; I ended up being very protective of my stuff. Of course, one should protect their belongings anyway, but whenever they were over, something of mine (once even mom's) was missing when they left. I believe that a lot of the time they were at my place it was whatever else of mine they coveted that they saw if they could steal. When I was much younger, they stole my crayons and art things, and when I was older, they used up my favorite nail polishes, ground my favorite pencils down to stubs, erased with my favorite erasers till they were no more, and stole some of my silver jewelry. As Frodo said in the last Lord of The Rings movie, "some hurts go too deep, and have taken hold." But I do like sharing, sometimes its fun, you both get to enjoy something, like a soda or cookie, but it should be with someone you trust. Not people who will suck you dry and then throw you away when you won't change to their standards or have nothing else they want. That's not friends. Leea (talk) 22:52, January 15, 2014 (UTC)
Well, I hope you can hang that on your wall with pride; "I am best-friends with a Hare Krishna." And I am not a pacifist, I will protect myself or others that I care about if they are threatened. I have done that before, but then the "friends" I was with went around and lied about whatever I did to protect them. They don't deserve any kindness whatsoever from anyone for what they did to me for HALF MY LIFE. In India, long, long ago, there was a forest named "Talavan" where Krishna and his friends would go, but demons had hidden themselves in the fruit trees, and Krishna killed them to protect His friends. When Prabhupada came to Mississippi (I think in '75), he named the farm community here "New Talavan". He knew. He knew what kind of people would live there. He knew that they were all treacherous people. He knew that they are all the type that look like the Lady Killer and Cherchez Le Femme perk pictures, always with a knife behind your back, ready to stab you over and over. Maybe not literally, but definitely mentally or metaphorically. Leea (talk) 23:46, January 15, 2014 (UTC)
It had a bunch of outdated info in it, since we changed a lot of the user image policies, and I deleted it. You want me to recover the stuff that still applied and stick it somewhere in your user space? Maybe in your blog space so you can find it easy? 00:48, January 16, 2014 (UTC)
- Here it is:
Here's a few tips on how to properly upload, categorize and license images you upload to the wiki. As you can see in the image above, you select the image you want to upload from your computer by clicking the browse button and selecting the image from your computer.
After selecting the correct image, you then need to name the image file that will be stored on the Wikia servers. Here's some tips:
- Do not use long image names.
- Do not use names that start with things like "380px". The mediawiki software recognized that this may be a thumbnail image and will ask you to select a full size image. You can avoid this warning by using a name that does not start with numbers.
- Use a descriptive name for the image. For example, if the image is of a Fallout 3 location, name it "FO3 <location>". Keep the names as short as possible.
You then can add the proper image category. In the "Summary" box, type in the correct image category. Here are some examples of common image categories you may need to use:
- [[Category:User page images]]
- [[Category:Talk page images]]
- [[Category:Forum images]]
- [[Category:Blog post images]]
- [[Category:Fallout location images]]
- [[Category:Fallout 2 location images]]
- [[Category:Fallout 3 location images]]
- [[Category:Fallout: New Vegas location images]]
- [[Category:Fallout: New Vegas character images]]
If you are not sure of the proper image category, you can look them up ahead of time. You can also add the category after you upload the image by going to the image file, selecting edit and adding the category there, but it's a lot easier to just add the category when you upload it.
You then must select the image license. Here are some common licenses:
- I created this image myself - select this only if the image is wholly your own work and not an image your downloaded and altered.
- This image is from <insert game> or it's official website - for all game screen shots or other copyrighted game images.
- This image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license - for any images your get that use this license and all screen shots of wikia pages or features.
- This is in the public domain - only use this license for images that clearly have been released by the author into the public domain.
- Never upload copyrighted images that you do not have the author's permission for.
Happy Birthday! Edit
As you're sitting on your couch, you suddenly feel a presence on the other side of the front door. Cautious, you get up from your couch and slowly walk to the door. A light knock is heard. Quickly, you turn the handle and yank open the door. No one is there, and just as you are starting to think that it could have been a prank, you see a velvet satchel sitting on the doorstep. Excited, you see that this is another Bottle! Only slightly disapointed that you were unable to see your benefactor, you shut the door behind you as you pick up the satchel and take it out into the yard.
The velvet of the sack seems to shimmer from the individual threads of the fabric, as if you could leave it in a dark room and it would shimmer still. The color of the velvet is like the shade of new leaves, and the forest green embroidery on the center of the satchel is shaped like a gushing fountain. Carefully pulling the drawstring, you hold the sack and bring the Bottle from the depths of the bag and into the daylight.
The Bottle itself is a light green color, and on the pale cream label reads in fine pink script: Spring. The glass of the Bottle is clear, alowing you to see the contents within. It appears like thick white smoke blended with fine golden shimmers. As you hold it in your hand, the Bottle starts reacting to your touch, and the contents swirl around within the Bottle as pale shafts of light shine through the glass. The cork is a warm brown shade, with pale copper swirls painted around the sides and top.
Eager to see what the Spring Bottle is capable of, you hold the Bottle upright and firmly grasp the cork and pop it out. Instantly, there is a faint sound of birds chattering, and the contents of the Bottle erupt from the mouth of the Bottle in a glorious fountain and merge with the surounding air. The chill of Winter fades as the sun breaks through the clouds. The air around you warms, and the shimmers from the Bottle lift upward into the sky and change the lighting of the day from icy gray to clear and golden.
As you watch, the bare limbs of the trees begin to sprout buds, and these quickly unfold into tender new leaves. Coming up around your feet are bunches of purple clover, and there are apple trees sprouting up from the ground and growing into tall trees in a matter of seconds. Their branches swell with buds, and as the pink flowers open, the little fruits behind them are polinated and grow into ripe apples.
Walking up to the trees, you see that the apples are bigger than any you had ever seen before, and are a gorgeous deep red. Reaching out and picking one, you also see that they are highly polished, so much so that they could almost serve as mirrors. They smell heavenly. Wondering what one would taste like, you take a big bite. The apple snaps as you bite into it, the meat is a pale pink color, and wonderfully crisp. The apple tastes better than any you had ever eaten before. Both sugary and tart, you wish that these were always available. You now see that there is a basket by your feet, and delighted, you begin to fill it with the apples. As you watch in amazement, the dead, dry grass becomes hidden underneath tall lush emerald green grass, and the purple and white clover flowers peek through the grass. In the apple trees birds are building nests, and the sound of newly hatched birds emanates from the other trees.
Wildflowers spring up around the bases of the trees, and just as the sun is setting, the shimmer from the Bottle settles in the clouds, making them glorious shades of pinks, purples and oranges in the turquoise sky.
Just before the sun dips past the horizon, the remaining shimmers settle on everything created by the Bottle, and they gradually fade away. But as you look down at your feet, you are surprised that the apples are still in the basket! Looking at the Bottle, you see that there is another note within the Bottle.
Shaking it out, you unroll it and read: "I think I have accurately captured Spring in a Bottle. Although this time, anything that you may pick from the scenery will remain after the Bottle's magic has been spent. Have a very happy birthday, love."
I wonder what your mom and aunt think of what happens with the Bottles? "You know, sometimes Joseph finds this interesting velvet sack, and then he opens a bottle that appeared to be inside and then all this weird stuff goes on." Hahahaha. Leea (talk) 12:24, January 17, 2014 (UTC)
Meant to give this to you a while back. Thanks for everything Saint!
RE: Season's greetings! Edit
Happy Birthday! Edit
Happy Birthday! Edit
Hey SaintPain! A little birdie told me it was your birthday so here's to the best well wishes! Hope you had a great birthday! --The Old World Relics (talk/blog/contributions) 06:14, January 20, 2014 (UTC)
I hope you had a good birthday, love. Hopefully you didn't drown too many brain cells with alcohol. =P Was it a small celebration, or do you like big ones? I hope you got presents that you actually liked, and won't have to re-gift to someone else...=D Leea (talk) 21:23, January 20, 2014 (UTC)
Can you please take a look at this forum and voice any opinion you may have.
Get Better! Edit
Then here's another present: a Get Well Wish. Get better soon! I might also advise you, if it's a cold, that you could take some vitamin C or zinc to speed your recovery. I hope you get well soon. You always have my Well Wishes. Leea (talk) 23:11, January 22, 2014 (UTC)
A (late) Holiday GiftEdit
Project Medal Edit
You have been awarded the Nukapedia Project Medal for your efforts within the Fallout 3 and New Vegas quotations project.
For participating in the FO3 and F:NV quotations project Into the wild blue yonder... 04:54, February 13, 2014 (UTC)
Sorry it's late. I didn't realize the project was declared finished. Into the wild blue yonder... 04:54, February 13, 2014 (UTC)
Been a while, man how're yo doing and what're you up to? Find me on FB (Joshua Quivey) or something!! ... Dang I hope this reaches ya. -- The Arcadian Rook (talk)Needs More Battle Cattle 01:07, February 21, 2014 (UTC)
Hey Saint Edit
- Yes, we haven't seen you in a month now. That's very unlike you. If you can, give us a sign as I'm wondering how you are. Hope all is well. Jspoel 00:13, February 25, 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, whatever happened to you Saint? A lot of people miss you! What's been going on, mate?
Mass post ~ Sorry y'all ~ Never thought I could be so loved ~;D
Where have you gone? I hope you didn't leave because of me... =( I hope all is well with you and your family, and that you didn't have a heart attack by digging out of a snow drift or trapped in your house with no electricity and have to eat shoe leather because all the food ran out... Please check back in sometime! I miss you! And I want you to get the Summer Bocoulttle sometime! =) Leea (talk) 23:28, March 5, 2014 (UTC)
hey saint! just got done writing my first edition of my sale thing! don't know if i'll keep the PSA title though, http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Camalex97/PSA_%28Public_Sale_Announcement%29 hope it is of use to you! Camalex97 (talk) 18:12, March 19, 2014 (UTC)
Anybody in there? Edit
- Saint, we miss yooooouuuu. Some Assembly Required! 20:15, March 23, 2014 (UTC)
THAT IS SO SWEET I MIGHT CRY ~;)
- I know I been away, I am evil enough but I could not follow though this one.. I contemplated for a moment, just a moment mind you, I was gonna do an April fools joke say'n I was dead ~ Post obituary & with a picture ect. The whole bit, but that came off as to cruel so I just dumped the idea.
'* I have a sick mind ~:p'
- No I'm alive I just been do'n other stuff.
One way to find me when in need is to search the web ~ Google : Levi_Kain or ""War_Pig""
- I got a few voices in my head ~;p We get along ~ Most days.
Sorry I worried you M8 ~ I have not abandoned you OR died yet ~
Welcome Back Edit
Just a more official welcome back... So, welcome back SP. It's great to see you and to see that you're not dead or were kidnapped by some underground smuggling ring. Either way, good to know that you're still alive and kicking. --MountHail (talk) 06:21, April 15, 2014 (UTC)
- It's good to hear from you Saint. The place isn't the same without you. Hope you find some time again to be here! Jspoel 14:49, April 15, 2014 (UTC)
- You stud, you. Playing with our heartstrings like that. Some Assembly Required! 18:37, April 15, 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, AgentC talked me into it...what was it...late January, the 24th I think. Since I'm usually around here in the early morning hours, he wanted someone here at that time, since not many patrollers or admins are here at the wiki then. The added tools do help with vandalism or incorrect info that someone may add. I liken it to being a watchman (or watchwoman, in my case), but instead of a gun or baton, its a giant eraser. =P Leea (talk) 21:45, April 15, 2014 (UTC)
Heh heh. What made you decide to play this game? Do you pick up games on a whim, research them beforehand, or does curiosity grow about what it could be like? Almost all of the games I own have been researched to some degree, though I picked up Fallout 3 because I saw the ad when it was coming out and was intrigued, and picked up New Vegas in much the same way, I was finally curious "What is it like? How is it different from Fallout 3?" Or did you decide to play this game because "Hey! Its saints! Its got my name there!" =P Leea (talk) 11:27, April 16, 2014 (UTC)
Hey, I saw in comments that you were playing Saints Row 3. It's a fun game I will say. Have you ever played the previous two games? I like that the series has a different style to GTA, Saints Row is more lighthearted and about fun I feel. The first game was kinda average but still fun and enjoyable, maybe a 6/10 for me but Saints Row 2 was awesome for me. SR2 improved a lot over the original in terms of gameplay and even the story was really good. Now I ain't saying Saints Row 3 is bad, it's still good but it ain't as good as SR2 for me. I've never played SR4 but I've heard it's really good, better than SR3 anyway.
SR2 had more balance with its over the topness, but SR3 kinda goes a bit overboard with "WOAH DILDOS, GIMPS, HAHA!!" The story was also weaker. So basically for me:
SR1: 7/10 SR2: 9/10 SR3: 6/10
I will say one thing about SR3 which was better than SR2 though was that SR3 had WAY better DLC. The SR3 DLC is a hoot and a holla'.
Bad weeks and overall awful luck Edit
Man, what a bad two weeks in a row! Two venomous snakes, and a rotten tooth to boot. First snake was on the porch and was blocking the door, I only noticed something was wrong because one of our cats was looking at the bottom of the screen door with a strange expression. Mom was outside, and by the look on the cat's face, I did not want to open the door, so I yelled for mom to come and see what's under the doorway. Surprise! A Cottonmouth! If you don't know what a Cottonmouth is, its a poisonous water snake with a bite that can kill. So mom gets up on the porch swing and starts to swing at the snake with a hoe. Snake tries to get her, but she smashes its head flat with the hoe while being protected by the swing's back. Ugh.
- Then, couple days later, I'm eating plantain chips and one of my back molars crumbles. I had no idea that a cavity was even there. It got under the filling (from a previous, mean, asshole dentist) somehow. I had to go to my other dentist (who I much prefer), who thought he could to a root canal, but the tooth was too bad off for even that, so I ended up getting it pulled. Argh.
- Second snake was down at our pond this week. I saw it swim up to the shoreline after dad was done mowing the shore. Another Cottonmouth. I had to wait for dad to drive the not-so-fast-anymore golf cart up the hill, wait for mom to interpret the shouted instructions to get the gun, and dad to get the cart to go down the hill again, all while I'm watching the snake's position so it doesn't go anywhere. Then, when dad gets there, he can't understand me telling him that the snake's not above the grass lying on the ground, it's under it. Just as we're arguing, the snake is going out into the water again, and I yell "ITS THERE! IN THE WATER! SHOOT IT!" Another one dead.
- What bad luck. Its been a week since the tooth was pulled. I'm going to miss it. I hope you have had much better luck than I. If you haven't gone yet, I hope you also have a good trip in Florida (You are, aren't you? I hope I didn't get that wrong) - Kishori Leea (talk) 16:18, May 25, 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I watched a couple of those movies. I pray (hard) that sort of awful junk doesn't happen to me.
- I was on the bank of the pond, not in the water, so I had more leeway to split if I saw that it was coming for me (it didn't seem like it, but it's always good to have a back-up plan). We have two ponds in the immediate area; one "down stream" from ours, though its not on our land, and one across the street and down in some (uninhabited) woods. Both ponds are not visited (to my knowledge) by any people, so they basically are perfect breeding grounds for poisonous snakes, though some water turtles (not the snapping kind) come from those ponds as well. Non-snapping water turtles are welcome, venomous snakes are not.
- I'm afraid I can't be an omnivore; I'm repulsed by the meat isle. I am a vegetarian by what I call "Chance, Choice and Temperament": Chance, I was born to a family of vegetarians (mom and dad, though not the relatives) and being a Hare Krishna, which is also a vegetarian religion. Choice, I want to be a vegetarian. I have always been one, and I want to continue. And Temperament, I just can't do it. I will respect your choice to be an omnivore, it won't affect the way I think of you and our friendship, but I can't be one myself. Besides, my current dentist said in an off-hand comment to one of his assistants that my teeth were "really hard," so the cavity must have been there for some time.
- I hope you're being careful at the gym. Over-working out can be a bad thing, too. You could tear or strain a muscle and then be in a chair for weeks. I know personally, both from accidents I have had before with heavy stuff or dad overworking himself and basically being confined o a chair in heavy pain. Please be careful. Leea (talk) 22:05, May 25, 2014 (UTC)
If you think water snakes on land is scary (well, it sorta is, I suppose), have I got something for you that will scare your socks off! I haven't seen one myself (thank God!), but I know from old stories and information in Vedic literature that they exist: Snakebirds! I don't think they live here in the USA, unless we have cobras and I'm not aware of it. Only cobras can become a snakebird, none others can. If a cobra lives long enough, he will sprout wings (like a bat's wings) and will be able to fly. That means you wouldn't be able to get away from one by climbing a tree. he'd still be able to get you there! Yikes! I'm glad there are no cobras here...or at least there aren't any that I know of... Leea (talk) 11:36, May 26, 2014 (UTC)
Re: Tenacious D Rocks Edit
And the bad luck continues... Edit
No, this info was from India, so I know that it was not from around here. And there was a story circulating in the 70's about a snakebird in India. The cobra has to reach an old age, though. And my bad luck carried on through yesterday. While on the way to town, we ran over someone's dog. We didn't even know something was there until it was too late and there was the unfortunate "thump" of an object hitting the tire. I looked in the rearview mirror and there was a little black and white dog the size of a bunny lying still on the road. I felt so bad about it I almost cried, even though I was just in the passenger seat. But, at the same time, there was no way I'd get dad to stop the truck so I could go knock on people's doors to see if they had a little dog outside. No doubt I'd be sued for any money I had, including any items of value I have. Help! I need to get rid of this run of bad luck! Leea (talk) 22:31, May 27, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for checking in! =) Edit
Thanks for checking in and saying "hey." I was just starting to think that the Earth was really flat and you'd fallen off of the edge, then I'd have to go and buy some long ropes and cliff-climbing equipment to scale the edge and make my way to the bottom of the universe to try and find you. No, no, I kid (mostly). =P Thinking of you too. Hope its better weather in Indiana, its in the 90's here. Hope to chat with you sometime soon! ♥ Leea (talk) 22:07, June 8, 2014 (UTC)
No, a chocolate chip cookie is still not really flat, there is some round-ness there...but anyways...=P "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me." I've fallen on sticks and stones before, and words have hurt me in the past, but thankfully nothing bad has happened in a while. Thank God! How have you been doing? Still playing so much Saints Row that it makes Willy Wonka-type dreams? =D Leea (talk) 11:25, June 9, 2014 (UTC)
You know, I wish I could, and I mean really, but I don't have that type of internet (I have dial-up, and it can be slow), mom and dad have a strict no-buying-stuff-on-the-internet policy, and I highly doubt my lower-end computer would be able to handle the graphics. But, in all honesty, I have always wanted to play something with somebody. Something tells me you'd be a blast (in a good way) to play a multiplayer game with. =) The only times I've played multiplayer games before were Diablo II's and Warcraft III's multiplayer (and that was years ago), and then there were those people that ran ahead of you and grabbed all the loot before you got there and left nothing for you. =/ I always felt like kicking those guys in the ass. Anyways... Do you want my email instead? Then, if you wanted to talk to me, you wouldn't always have to come here to the wiki. Leea (talk) 22:07, June 10, 2014 (UTC)
Once again, I am limited. I looked up all of my computer's specs, and it simply will not play Saints Row 3. The graphics card is too old, about from 2006. Story of my life. Buy a computer from Walmart and the computers have great processors and hard drives but shitty graphics cards. Worse, its part of the motherboard, and if I wanted to replace it, I'd have to replace the motherboard, too. (sad sigh) Then, I'd have to try to tell my parents "I need a new motherboard and graphics card for the computer so I can get a game from a friend on the internet!" (sad sigh) Sorry about this. We will still be friends if I can't play a multiplayer game with you, right?...Right? Leea (talk) 11:47, June 11, 2014 (UTC)
Right...I dunno if that one would work, but nice try anyways. =P No, I've been having problems with the computer for a while now, something with the security program. It apparently installed itself wrong a year ago (when we bought the program), and now it won't let me get rid of it to get a new one. Grr! The firewall from the program still works, and the system cleaning stuff, but I can't get it to uninstall. Worse, some pictures I had of my cats from the time when they were kittens (two years ago) got corrupted somehow, and the program deleted them without telling me about it. Now they are gone forever. Maybe one day dad will decide that we need to call a computer-fix-it guy to remove the damn security program so more stuff doesn't "accidentally" get deleted. Have you ever had anything happen like that? Leea (talk) 11:09, June 12, 2014 (UTC)
Season poetry Edit
I'll take that as a compliment. =) I have to ask you, do you like blueberries and watermelon? I was thinking of featuring them in the magic of the Summer Bottle, so I have to know if you like them or hate them. It would be bad if I featured something that you didn't like. Leea (talk) 11:32, June 16, 2014 (UTC)
Man, I love coconut. The taste, most definitely, but the bad part about eating coconut (both fresh and dried) is that it has the tendency to get stuck in all those nooks and cranies in your teeth, much like eating fresh corn-on-the-cob. You end up with furry teeth. =D That's why I ask mom nowadays if she could cut the corn off the cobs, so there is no furry front teeth. =P Alrighty then. Since you like both blueberries and watermelon, they will both be included into the Summer Bottle. I had to ask, since I know someone who doesn't like watermelon (its my absolute favorite in the summer). He thinks it tastes like water. I didn't want to take the chance that maybe you didn't like watermelon, then the Bottle wouldn't be so magical then, would it? And what would you think about an All Seasons Bottle, as sort of a "wrap-up" of all my poetry when I'm done? Leea (talk) 11:37, June 21, 2014 (UTC)
Hey, Saint! I have been really happy to see you returning to Nukapedia again, and I was wondering if we could talk in chat sometime soon? You have been such a big supporter of the Moose, and I am hoping to discuss with you if there might be a chance we can officially bring you into the family. Just shoot me a message whenever! Hope to hear from you soon. Some Assembly Required! 00:01, June 17, 2014 (UTC)
- Would you happen to be interested in resuming your role at the Gourmand? If not, we can always help find you a new place. :) Please let me know if there is something in particular you have always wanted to do. With our new home, it is exceptionally easy to realize most community ideas. Some Assembly Required! 22:01, June 22, 2014 (UTC)
What a great compliment! Edit
What great compliment. I hardly ever get compliments. You make me feel great, too. When you said "hello" the other day, it warmed the bottom of my heart. It's a feeling like "Somebody actually cares." I've got just a couple more refinements to do on the Summer Bottle and I'll give it to you. Hope you'll like it. =D Leea (talk) 22:37, June 24, 2014 (UTC)
Summer Bottle Edit
Outside, the stars are shining, bidding you goodnight. As you turn off your computer, you reflect on the hot day as you welcome the cooler night. Just as you are about to go to sleep, you feel a light touch on your shoulder and a voice whispers in your ear, "Don't forget about your present." Alarmed, you look around the room, but no one is here. Just then, you catch sight of something on your desk. Cautiously walking over to see it better, you then see in relief that it is a satchel.
Picking up the velvet sack and turning on your desk lamp, you see that this one is a rich yellow, like a freshly bloomed daisy. The fountain embroidered in the center of the bag is the color of a clear blue sky, and the longer you gaze at it, the more it seems to move on its own. The velvet shimmers and begins to react to touch by glowing softly. Gently opening the golden drawstring, you reach into the depths of the satchel and pull out the Bottle within. The Bottle itself is a rich maroon, and the tan label reads in lovely black script: Summer. Inside are gold and copper shimmers caught within white smoke. As the Bottle begins to react to your touch, the shimmers and smoke swirl around within the Bottle, and shafts of warm light shine from the inside. Turning off your desk lamp, you take the Bottle with you outside.
Just as you step outside, you begin to have doubts. Why should you open the Bottle? Its a Summer Bottle, and it was already hot today. Maybe you should save it for another time. But, then again, why should you save it? Deciding to open it anyway, you take it further out into the yard and examine the cork. The cork is a deep brown color, with both copper and gold swirls painted on the sides and top. As with the other Bottles, this one also appears to be easy to pop out. Grasping the cork firmly, you pull it from the Bottle.
After the cork is removed, the shimmers and smoke erupt from within the Bottle and blend with the night air. In astonishment, you watch as all but the biggest stars dim and the sun rises in early morning light, and the clouds in the sky are tinged with pinks and purples. In front of you, the ground starts to dip inward and fills with water. As the pond forms, lily pads spring from the depths and buds shoot from the clear water and white, pink, and blue lilies bloom in the morning light and fill the air with their heavenly scent. Around the edges of the pond, rose bushes burst from the earth and just as their velvety flowers open into the cool morning air, they are lightly kissed with early morning's dew.
Around your feet the ground starts to bubble and ripple, and you see that there are vines coming from the earth, unwinding and spreading across the ground. Small yellow flowers form and then wither away as the watermelons beneath them ripen, and the lush grass under them gently cradles the ripe melons.
Coming from the trees are the bright songs of birds, welcoming the new day. Small bushes sprout around the melon vines, and tiny white flowers bloom along their branches. As the flowers wilt, the blueberries ripen and the branches sag under the weight of the harvest. The berries are bigger than any you've ever seen before, and are a deep purple-blue.
As the branches begin to dip to the ground, the grass beneath the bushes begins to weave itself into baskets, and all of the berries fall from the branches and into the baskets with a lush, full sound.
Around the bases of the trees, zinnias and asters sprout from the ground and burst into blossom in inumerable colors. Bumble and honey bees are covered in pollen as they work the fresh flowers, and butterflies delicately sip the blooms' sweet nectar.
Just as the sun begins to rise further into the sky and heat begins to seep into the day, the sparkles and smoke from the Bottle settle into the pond, and it shimmers from your vision like a mirage. As the Bottle's shimmers and smoke settle on the bushes and plants, they fade away into the growing light from the sun. The stars' light begins to grow in intensity as the sun fades from the sky and is replaced by the moon, and the warm air cools as night replaces the early morning created by the Bottle. But just as you start to lament that you didn't pick any of the fruit, you look down at your feet to see that the berries and melons remain, sitting gently in the baskets woven from the grass. Now you notice a note within the Bottle, just as with the others. Shaking it out, you see that it is made of a heavy paper, and is rolled tightly and tied with a pink string.
Untying the string and unrolling the paper, the moonlight is just bright enough to read by. The handwriten note reads: "I tried to capture the beauty of Summer without the pains of the Season. I always loved the early mornings of Summer, and hopfully I have captured it correctly. Please enjoy, love."
SNM Cont. Edit
Do not be sorry. ^^ I know life has been interesting for you lately, and we would never hold that against you. Looking forward to your ideas, though! As for the link, you may find us here. Some Assembly Required! 21:08, June 25, 2014 (UTC)
Glad you liked it. =) I like early mornings in the summertime, but hate the gnats that attack you at that time of day. =/ So the Bottle is what my perfect morning would be, sans biting insects. I was thinking that the finishing poem, the All Seasons "finale," would be too much to stick into a Bottle, so I was thinking that it would be better for it to be contained instead in a box or crate. What do you think? Leea (talk) 11:47, June 26, 2014 (UTC)
Thistles and thorns might all the summer day scorn.
Yet shades of thick woods might deepest Lament.. Fond thoughts of cool lakes,
The height of passions first torment, the glory of that blossom scent.
SaintPain→ Here to help." 13:08, June 27, 2014 (UTC)
Awww, that was so sweet! ^That poem is pretty good too, you should write some more. No, I've been kinda busy with sorting blueberries. Mom and dad pick them (I personally can't stand picking blueberries, it takes forever and you get sunburned and eaten alive by mosquitoes and deerflies), and I get to sort them. I just wish that they would pick them better, there's always so much debris like stems and green berries in with the berries that sorting them takes a long time, too. I'm sorry, I didn't know I'd left you by a thread. I thought you'd got caught up playing Saints Row again and just didn't reply. =P Leea (talk) 11:31, July 4, 2014 (UTC)
I'll take it then that something bad happened to your mom and she went to a hospital or rehabilitation center? I hope she gets better soon, then. ... I'm OK, for the most part, just a weight of loneliness on my shoulders. Mom and dad are OK, too. ... Hey, I just had a thought. Does your mom like poetry? Maybe you can give her some of my poems to read. Leea (talk) 11:34, July 9, 2014 (UTC)
Bad drugs Edit
I like to think it is because the big pharmacy companies like to make a profit, even though no one in their right mind would actually put that stuff out in the public. Sometimes, when I'm watching TV, I leave the sound on when the commercials are on, and damn, some of the side effects of the drugs that deal with pain or other such ailment are so bad that I think "Hell! I'd rather suffer from the pain than take the drug that is supposed to treat it!" I also think that the hospitals themselves are not immune to trying to make a buck, as two years ago, when my last grandpa was still alive, he had gone into the hospital because he did not feel well, and they wanted to give him a hip replacement! He was 92! He refused, the hip was not what he even went to the hospital for! And then he died a week later. He probably would have expired on the operating table if he had said yes! He was also on handfuls and handfuls of pills, which did little to nothing for him. If only everyone would switch to natural remedies, there is no bad side effects with those... Leea (talk) 11:29, July 10, 2014 (UTC)
You know, I remember a particular radio ad from a few months ago because it hit me how dumb some people can be. It was about making jobs for war veterans, and they were canvasing companies so they could have opportunities for the veterans to have jobs. I remember that the first company to "sign up" was a casket making company. And I though "What a bad idea!" I mean, the veteran has probably already lost some buddies in whatever mission he was on, and now you offer him a job making caskets? It's only gonna remind him! The dumbness of some people... Leea (talk) 22:45, July 10, 2014 (UTC)
Indeed dear miss INDEED ~ It is a job but who has seen more death than a combat vet? A mortician sees dead bodies on a table as daily practice in a stable, Sterile Environment. On the field in is far more ugly for those who pick up the parts & put them in the bags to later be washed & processed.
SaintPain→ Here to help." 17:26, July 11, 2014 (UTC)
Eh! I knew I should have checked your talk page earlier! You posted here! I'll make a mental note about this to check your talk page in the future if there seems to be no reply. =) Any news about your mom? Leea (talk) 11:44, July 16, 2014 (UTC)
Some better news ~ She is again out out of intensive care & back at the senior rehabilitation center. With any luck she may be able to come home some time next week ~ The rehab center just wants to make sure she has stabilized with her new medications.
SaintPain→ Here to help." 07:34, July 18, 2014 (UTC)
I know what lots 'o medications are like for someone. Not that I take any, I'm talking about my last grandma. (I'm reaching that age where I don't really have grandparents anymore) She takes lots of pills for high blood pressure and other ailments, but the pills made her feel so bad that she was sick to her stomach all day and felt like doing nothing but sit around. Well, one of my dad's sisters has been on natural cures since she herself had a heart attack a few years ago, and she persuaded grandma to take some. With the natural cures, in addition to the medications she was on, she now at least has some energy to get up and do stuff. I also, personally, think that being in a hospital doesn't do wonders for one's health, although they are there to help one get back into good health. Perhaps your mom will indeed do better once she gets out. Leea (talk) 11:38, July 18, 2014 (UTC)