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Everything Else / SO, Tunisia!
« on: January 14, 2011, 01:00:48 pm »
They're revolting!

Well, they've been revolting for quite some time, a few weeks, or so I heard!

In case you don't know, Tunisia's a pretty well off country. Well, aside from the economic disparity, and the dictatorship, and the oppression. But good news! Two of those three might be gone! Tunisian dictator - oop, sorry, "President", Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has fled to Paris (French joke, surrender joke, we're walking, we're walking) and Prime Minister Mohameh Ghannouchi has stepped in, presumably until an actual election (they haven't had a real one in 40 years, or at least Ben Ali keeps winning them :/) gives them a real president!

It's all over the news, I'm sure you've heard of it.


Votes: 3 for Finland (the province), 0 for the rest

Yes, you heard right! FINLAND! Land of the Pagans, often the last stop of Baltic crusaders!

But not this time.

I hear you ask this of me; "Doktor! How can you play as Pagan finns? Is not possible!"

To this I say, "What, did you learn english from some sort of heavy ordinance expert?"

But I also say this! "Of course it's not! I will be a CHRISTIAN Finn!"


To do this task, I shall need your help!

Where shall the Lankila dynasty establish itself? The coastal city of Finland? The northern wastes of the Sames? Or a province in between, perhaps on Karelia!

It is up to you, my dear reader! Tell me where to start, and I shall end this in glory, blood, and victory!


Okay that was copy-paste of the Paradox Forums AAR I'm planning on starting! The Finns shall Rise - A Finnish Counts Tale

And of course, those forums are slightly maybe slow!


If I want to get anywhere in this doomed and suicidal (for the Lankilan Dynasty, of course) venture, I shall need you people! Either post here, or post there (but preferably only one for the votes, I'd love if you posted for kicks and giggles though), but I want your input! :D

Onward, my friends! To Death! To Glory! To Blood and Victory and the Finnish way!

P.S. I shall be updating this thread along side the Paradox thread, so you don't need to go out of your way. Of course, that's assuming ANYONE wants to watch this! :D

I also posted this block of text on Bay12, so if any of you want to contribute THERE as well, feel free! But you don't have to.

You just have to contribute HERE. Or else the puppy gets it.

Forum Games / 1000 Blank White Cards
« on: April 16, 2009, 07:10:42 pm »
Well, I saw this on the Bay12 forum...
And I thought we could try it. Here's an explanation of the whole thing here...

Of course, we'll need to change the rules enough to play it on a forum... But before I work on all that, I thought I'd check y'alls reaction to it, and see if any of you have ideas for rule-changes too.

Everything Else / Prologue for my new book.
« on: August 10, 2008, 08:50:40 pm »
Well, I've been writing a book, and this is what I've got so far. It's just an early draft, and subject to EXTENSIVE changes, as time goes on. And it DEFIANTLY needs fixing. But here it is.

   Fifteen years... Fifteen years since it happened. An alien craft, barely any bigger then a small car, entered Earths atmosphere.
   An alien craft, from a distant civilization, takes the time to visit Earth, and what do we do? We shoot it out of the sky. We burn it. Slaughter the poor fellows.
   Apparently, the world leaders thought that they had come to conquer. Watched too much Sci-Fi, I guess. Doesn't matter.
   Anyway, the Russian government got to it first. Took the engines and the computer, and left the rest where it was, the Artic Circle, near Canada   Pretty soon afterward, they started calling themselves the "Great Russian Federation", and started annexing countries. Within two years, they'd gotten bigger then the old Soviet Union. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, they all fell. Either they didn't put up much of a fight, or else Russia got some really powerful stuff from that computer.
   Afterwards, they started in on Europe, and got all the way to Norway before they were stopped dead in their tracks by Canada.
   Seems that, while the GRF was taking over northern Asia and parts of Europe, Canada had figured out the rest of the ship. Nearly all of their tech was upgraded by at least a hundred years.
   They became almost entirely automated, and had harnessed fusion power. Which they needed, because they created vast armies of robotic soldiers too, and needed some way to power the buggers.
   First, they took over the Americas, and used the resources to make their armies bigger. They even went across the Pacific, and took Australia, in an attempt to come up from behind on the GRF.
   What they found when they got there was nothing short of frightening. Every man, woman, and child was gone. And it looks like they left willingly. Apparently, they had figured out exactly what the GRF had, and migrated to Russia.
   Anyway, the robotics in Europe pushed back the GRF armies to Finland before they turned back.

   We may never know why it happened. Maybe a malfunction, maybe it was designed to happen, maybe it was a fail safe device, maybe, maybe, maybe... Whatever the cause, the robotics slaughtered all of Europe and the Americas, while occupying Australia. They strip mined anywhere with sufficient resources, and created a vast army, to conquer the rest of the globe.
   Realizing this, the GRF revealed exactly what they had that helped them grow so large. A neural connection, created with merged Alien and Terran technology, let them instantaneously know what everyone else in the link knows, as soon as they know it.
   As well, they had started construction on a vast "city ship", to leave this planet for good.
   Issuing a general invitation, they let anyone who wanted to, to join them, and become one with the GRF. Nearly everyone joined up, and even some refugees from the robotic conquered regions showed up.

   One of the refugees was a young woman from New Hampshire, America, and she joined most willingly. Once she was connected, they realized that she had such high leadership abilities, that they all willingly submitted to her will, in the hopes that she would lead them to victory, and survival. She took command with relative ease, and focused most of the linked to work on the ships construction, because she knew that it was the key to their survival.

   Ten years have passed since then, and much has changed. The robotics, now going by the name Travin, have conquered almost the entire world. All of Unity, as they are now known, have settled into the now completed city ship. Alexandria, as the woman from New Hampshire is named, has been linked to the ship, and controls the entire ship with only her mind. She is preparing to launch, and once they leave, the Travin will have the entire world to themselves.

   It is not an end for Humanity, it is a new beginning. For the Unity and the city-ship are our salvation. We will leave this planet, and perhaps this system, and find another planet, where we may live in peace.

   But we have a long journey before us, and many hardships. Alexandria will lead us to our new world, and to our new lives.
   Long live the Unity.

Still need a name for it.

Everything Else / Sound issues. Halp!!!!
« on: July 06, 2008, 07:25:31 pm »
Suddenly, I started getting no sound out of my headphones. I thought they were the problem, so I switched to another pair. Still no sound.

So I looked in the device manager, see if there were any issues, and I saw that something called "ES1868 Control Interface (WDM)" has an error. It says "This device cannot start. (Code 10)"

Anyone know how to fix this?

Edit: Now I can't even find the damn thing in my device manager!

Alright, so I got it back on my computer. Still not working, though.

PC Games / D2 Expansion install... Halp!
« on: July 01, 2008, 05:27:01 pm »
I tried googling it, and I'm trying to install it again.

Halfway through the install, it tells me to insert the Play Disc. Problem is, it's already in. And when I take it out and put it back in, click ok, the box goes away for a while, but always comes back.

I don't know what the issue is, anyone know how to fix it?

Everything Else / Italian "Iron Fist" law approved.
« on: June 26, 2008, 08:21:06 pm »

Everything Else / Designs
« on: June 23, 2008, 05:36:18 pm »
I've recently got into Gal Civ 2 again, and the most awesome part of the game is the Ship Designer. That thing's pretty powerful, and I can create some kick ass ships with it.

If you got it, or if you find some cool ones on the interwebs, or if you somehow get your hands on some, post them here!

P.S. Not just Sci Fi ship designs, but any that you got.

Well, since none of y'all got anything, here's an old favourite. I'll probably work on it more later on, but for now...

Spore: General / Problem with the CC: Trial
« on: June 14, 2008, 07:34:07 pm »
When I try to open it, it comes up with an error of "Could not create the Graphics Device. Direct X is unavailable. [1002]"

Anyone know what the problem is? Better yet, how to FIX it?

Everything Else / Two related news.
« on: June 14, 2008, 03:41:23 pm »

Basically, last summer these "youths" turned against and beat to death a 20 year old girl named Sophe Lancaster, who was trying to get them off her boyfriend, 21 year old Robert Maltby. The reason they were beating him? He was a Goth. And they really did a number on him, too.

Now they're appealing against their sentence.

It's things like these that make me want Capital Punishment.

This guy is trying to get subcultures, such as the goth subcultures, protected under the definition of a hate crime. I applaud this guy, though I'm not sure if he is going to be successful or not.

Thoughts on either of these?

Everything Else / WC 3 patch download problem
« on: March 13, 2008, 06:01:41 pm »
My Warcraft 3 won't work! It says "There isn't enough room on your hard drive for a file to be downloaded from Check your hard drive and try again." But my hard drive has plenty of room for another Warcraft3 itself, let alone a patch. Anyone know how to fix this, or at least whats going on?

Well, I decided to finally jump on the bandwagon. Although I had to run to catch up to it. >.> However, since I can't draw worth.... er.. muffins, I decided to take a different approach.

Meet Alec and Jeb, two guys who's parents were totally high when they named them.

They're stuck out in the desert because they were too stupid for their companions to handle.

So they're walking around, la de da de de...

When, they suddenly make a discovery! And Alec points! OMG!

They find a dead droid:

A half-dead com tower:

A broken buggy:

A dead chained guy, probably the driver:

And some creepy camera pointed at the driver:

So, what shall our OH SO brave, talented, smart... er... "heroes" do now? You decide!

... Oh god, we're doomed.

Everything Else / Strangest problem I've ever seen. Computer.
« on: January 30, 2008, 12:43:10 pm »
This is the strangest problem I've ever encountered on a computer (and I've encountered alot. I seem to attract them. Even if it's my first use on the computer!)

I havn't explored it all, but from what I've gathered, I can't delete anything, and I can't open folders. I can't go into Control Panel, and I can't go into My Computer/Documents/ETC. Applications I can open, but that's basically it.

Anyone ever encountered this before, and/or have a way to fix it short of a complete systems restore?

PC Games / MP Empire Earth 2 game anyone?
« on: January 26, 2008, 05:11:32 pm »
Does anyone, other than me and Brandonazz, have EE2, and it's expansion? I want to play it with people, but I don't want to play it with random people in the lobbies.

If you have it, and are willing to play with me, and/or Brandon, then say as much, and we'll set up a date. I can't speak for Brandon though.

PC Games / Old Worm Game
« on: January 09, 2008, 04:48:31 pm »
There's this old game that I've been looking for for years. It's basically a battlefield of dirt on the entire playing field, and little worms that fight. It's kind of like the Wormz 3D, but it's lesser graphics and you can move in all directions.

Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

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