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mlnevese

Formatting of drive A: Failed, trying drive C: instead....

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  • mlnevese changed his profile picture.
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    November 13
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Do aliens celebrate Christmas?
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      We do when we're infiltrated...
  • Formatting of drive A: Failed, trying drive C: instead....
    November 9
  • Dragon HORDE? I thought y'said Dragon HOARD!
    -- Famous Last Words
    November 5
  • Who was the guy who first looked at a cow and said, "I think I'll drink whatever comes out of these things when I squeeze 'em!"?
    -- Bill Watterson, from Calvin & Hobbes
    November 4
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      A very very thirsty man.
    • Buttercheese
      Buttercheese
      Thaco has played You Don't Know Jack before :P
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Played what now?
  • RESPONSIBILITY, n. A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one's neighbor. In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star.

    Alas, things ain't what we should see
    If Eve had let that apple be;
    And many a feller which had ought
    To set with monarchses of thought,
    Or play some rosy little game
    With battle-chaps on fields of fame,
    Is downed by his unlucky star
    And hollers: "Peanuts! -- here you are!"
    "The Sturdy Beggar"

    -- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"
    October 29
  • Shandaxx
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      No it isn't...
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      Yes it is.
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      It may be but If I don't disagree how can we get this war started? :)
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Nothing beats a pineapple, green pepper, onion, pepper jack pizza.
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      Mm pineapple!
    • JuliusBorisov
      JuliusBorisov
      Pen Pineapple Apple Pen!
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      No link to the video fortunately :)
  • laptopman666







    Arnold disagrees about pineapple, listen and weep mortals :3
    October 23
  • Even for a wizard there will often come times when someone close to you, perhaps even your spouse, criticizes your habits by comparing them to those of animals. This is distinctly unfair to the animals, who have far better habits than we in many areas. When, for example, have you seen a frog collecting taxes or a squirrel running for electoral office? Present arguments like these to those people who criticize you. If they still do not see the wisdom of your ways, you may then feel free to bite them.
    -- The Teachings of Ebenezum, Vol. IX
    October 19
  • Don't bother attacking me. I have more hit points than Godzilla.
    October 15
    • Shandaxx
      Shandaxx
      That doesn't mean we can't imprison you with Maze or Imprisonment... Or turn you to stone.
    • deltago
      deltago
      *casts harm on @mlnevese*
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      Do all martians play with LoB mode?
  • If flies couldn't fly, would they be called walks?
    October 13
    • Shandaxx
      Shandaxx
      https://listverse.com/2013/07/14/ten-strange-flightless-flies/
  • I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
    -- Thomas Jefferson
    October 8
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      Our founders were very wise men.

      If we are wise, we won’t forget the past but instead use lessons learned to help shape the future.
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      We should learn from the past in order to be able to dream a better future.
  • It's a good thing I was already insane before having kids... It saved me a lot of trouble...
    October 6
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      But children bring a new kind of madness. :)
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      I would say they keep us on the right side of insanity :)
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      So true. :)
  • Anduin
    Just rediscovered this classic...

    @mlnevese

    Lvl 3 Human Thief (Swashbuckler)
    This charming rogue can be found many an eve (and many a morn too...) in the local taverns up and down the sword coast. For a beer he will regale you of his past adventures and his shenanigans escaping armies of Orcs, Flaming Fi(r)st Enforcers and molested Nuns. However he can be melencholic, when asked about the strange spelling of his name...
    Milnevese adventured into the Firewine ruins with his comrades, who on finding the going tough wanted to return to the service.
    "Fight on you fools!" cajoled Milnevese. "I can do it! I can vanquish these undead automaton on my own!"
    One of his comrades, a mage, announced "No. we stay together as a team. Together we are stronger. If we part ways we will fall. There is no 'I' in team."
    October 4
    • Anduin
      Anduin
      "Damn your eye's mageling!" cursed Milnevese "I AM THE TEAM!" And proceeded down a corridor leaving his companions behind.
      Milnevese fought on and discovered a treasure trove. Gold coins, diamonds, magical armour and weapons heaped in an entangled mess. He could not stop to collect it. The undead would rise again as soon as he had dispatched them. He called for his companions but they could not here him and fought his way back, and there he saw his friends slain... Above each of the bodies a ghostly wraith hovered... Above the tattered and torn remains of the mage the wraith solemnly spoke, whilst looking down sadly at his once living form... "I was given no protection, so could not cast my spells. I was overcome." Above the cleric, his gut rope spilling from a gash in his midrift, the wraith moaned "I was given no warning of the trap that ended me, so I fell here"
      Milnevese in remorse whimpered " I didn't want this to happen!" The wraiths floated nearer chanting " I, I, I, I "
    • Anduin
      Anduin
      "I thought you would be OK" Milnevese stammered on... "I, I, I, I" droned the wraiths. "I was careless, stupid, arrogant!" cried Milnevese, a touch of hysteria reaching his voice. "I, I, I, I" The wraiths formless hands extended towards Milnevese "I AM SORRY!" screamed Milnevese. At that moment the undead from the crypts of Firewine, howled and charged the dark corridor towards him. The wraiths of the mage and cleric continued past Milnevese and began to glow with a beautiful inner light. For a mere second, Milnevese saw his friends as they were when they were living.
    • Anduin
      Anduin
      "Remember Milnevese," the mage intoned whilst his arms made a complicated dance in front of him "There is no I in team" A wash of flame exploded from the mages outstretched palms reducing the corridor to a conflageration of flame. The cleric smiled and held his hand in salute... "I would go Milnevese..." The corridors roof then began to cave in, Milnevese did not need to be told twice and escaped back into the open air...

      Milnevese always remembered his friends. Always retorting and reminding his companions that there is no I in team... and today, in honor of his fallen friends, there is no I in Mlnevese!
    • Anduin
      Anduin
      Yet the i and I and l and L all look alike... A subtle martian tactic...
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Martian written language often confuse those with bad vision... such as humans...
  • Most people in this society who aren't actively mad are, at best, reformed or potential lunatics.
    -- Susan Sontag
    October 4
  • We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes. The situation that we hoped to change because it was intolerable becomes unimportant. We have not managed to surmount the obstacle, as we were absolutely determined to do, but life has taken us around it, led us past it, and then if we turn around to gaze at the remote past, we can barely catch sight of it, so imperceptible has it become.
    -- Marcel Proust
    September 23
    • Arctodus
      Arctodus
      Being a native french speaker who read and loved À la Recherche du Temps Perdu, I always thought that this particular novel would be pretty much impossible to translate accurately. I don't know, just like any Joyce's novel would seem to be too much of a daunting task to translate. Even though Joyce and Proust have effectively been translated, I'm unsure of the value of said translations, especially when you're considering the fact that this type of novels are so intimately related to a specific langage, where langage is not a mere tool to transmit information, but the very material of their creation. I do however recognize the specific tone of Proust in this translation, much to my amusement. Perfect translation might be impossible, but good translation does seem in the real of possibilities.
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      I agree completely. Translation always happens at a loss of tone and sense. Even when translating to closely related languages.
    • Aedan
      Aedan
      *Ahem*
    • Tresset
      Tresset
      @mlnevese I am sure that some translators, however, try to do a very good job of maintaining tone and sense and are very proud of their work too. Right Aedan?
    • Arctodus
      Arctodus
      Hey, my comment wasn't meant against translaters ! I've read many books only through translation ! I don't know a word of russian, but still read Dostoievsky, Tolstoi, Gogol, Pushkin, etc... While perfect translation is not possible, good ones are totally achievable. It's also harder to translate writers who wrote novels which attained the semantic and grammatical precision of poetry, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be done. It's the opposite : the translator's work is even more important in these cases.
    • Arctodus
      Arctodus
      (Whew ! Maybe I did managed to save face...)
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Nothing against translators :) I've seem some amazing translations that capture most of the original spirit of a text. But perfect translation is impossible. Sometimes the meaning of a text is not only in the words used but even in the cadence and sonority of the chosen words. I can read and write in four languages and I wouldn't try to translate the most complex texts from one to another. Even simple expressions in a language must sometimes be translated into a similar but not exactly equal in meaning expression in another language.

      A good expression is the Portuguese word "saudade' it is often translated in English as to miss someone but the English expression does not encompass the full meaning of the word and there is no direct equivalent for it.
  • If your advance is going well, you're walking into an ambush.
    -- Sun Tzu
    September 22