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    Quote Originally Posted by Jared H. View Post
    Cute Japanese girl?!
    Her name is Akemi. Kissed her at midnight, then spent an hour talking to her about my paintings.

    Quote Originally Posted by Winslow View Post
    Sweet. Good luck (I am kinda partial to your pre 2013 stuff. ;) )
    Heh. You've definitely been a true patron.

    Quote Originally Posted by Winslow View Post
    I had a bizarre matchmaking thought yesterday on Facebook when your picture showed up next to a former co-worker (teacher). "Awww, they make a cute couple"

    May be that peek into Winslow's thought process was scary.
    I hope she was hot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Winslow View Post
    Nice! Pin-ups are fun to draw.
    Yeah, and I'm really just starting to see how big the potential market is for them. Also, some local burlesque chicks are being very supportive of the show, which is nice. I may even be painting one of them.

    Quote Originally Posted by bipolar danger girl View Post
    I don't think there should be one digest per Rita's. There should be one digest per whenever the fuck Princess Muffin says it's time for a fucking digest.
    Yep, that's how I did it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Brady View Post
    Not at all. Battle Pig is awesome. I was breaking Cronin 3:16.
    I've seen quotes to Cronin 3:16 before on these boards. What does it mean? Sounds like boring rules. I hate rules.

    Quote Originally Posted by DennyK View Post
    I second this. At one point I was determined that if I ever had a son his middle name was going to be Raistlin.
    Oopsy! I just accidentally fell down and loved you. My apologies for the torment that is sure to follow.

    Quote Originally Posted by Winslow View Post
    I am 0-3 in starting and finishing any dragon lance novels.
    I cannot believe YOU couldn't read these books. I'll admit they are terrible, but they are terribly awesome. And FUN! I love fun.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Soapdish View Post
    Apparently so.





    They did an animated one for the first book. I seem to recall being underwhelmed.
    I want those pajamas in a bad way.

    I didn't see the animated movie because I know it's going to be too terrible for words. I want a big budget Dragonlance movie made by Joss Whedon, so it's extra nerdy and awesome.


    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox View Post
    I like the first two trilogies of Dragonlance, but after that it starts to fade rapidly. At least it wasn't another "Campbell's Hero's Journey".
    I tried to re-read "The Test of the Twins" but got distracted by comic books. I'll try again someday.

    Quote Originally Posted by thehod View Post
    A-fucking-men on the movie.

    I still re-read the main six books every five years or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slam_Bradley View Post
    I find most traditional fantasy a hard go nowadays. I'm good with light fantasy; Pratchett, Christopher Moore, Robert Rankin, Tom Holt.
    Have you ever read anything by Andrew Harman?

    I translated half of one of his books into German once for pretty decent money per page... But it was damn hard work because 80% of his humor is pun based.
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    How do translators handle puns? Do you just have to come up with the nearest local pun?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox View Post
    I like the first two trilogies of Dragonlance, but after that it starts to fade rapidly. At least it wasn't another "Campbell's Hero's Journey".

    What's supposed to be the big deal about Campbell anyway? "A lot of stories have a similar structure", yeah, and?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bipolar danger girl View Post
    I've seen quotes to Cronin 3:16 before on these boards. What does it mean? Sounds like boring rules. I hate rules.
    It is indeed a boring rule:

    Thou Shalt Not Discuss Other Threads/Posters in Rita's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles RB View Post
    How do translators handle puns? Do you just have to come up with the nearest local pun?


    That's usually what I did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by howyadoin View Post
    I hope she was hot.
    Yup.

    Quote Originally Posted by howyadoin View Post
    Yeah, and I'm really just starting to see how big the potential market is for them. Also, some local burlesque chicks are being very supportive of the show, which is nice. I may even be painting one of them.
    Interesting. I wonder if there's a market to use your work in advertising / marketing for burlesque places.

    Quote Originally Posted by bipolar danger girl View Post
    I've seen quotes to Cronin 3:16 before on these boards. What does it mean? Sounds like boring rules. I hate rules.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Brady View Post
    It is indeed a boring rule:

    Thou Shalt Not Discuss Other Threads/Posters in Rita's.
    I think the rule to NOT discuss other posters is a pretty good and understandable rule (even if it is boring), since this place can become gossip central pretty fast, and that's not really fair. I do think we should be able to talk (in a meta-textual way, not specific way) about other threads. That prohibition seems to be leftover from the YABS / COMM tension days.

    Quote Originally Posted by bipolar danger girl View Post
    I cannot believe YOU couldn't read these books. I'll admit they are terrible, but they are terribly awesome. And FUN! I love fun.
    Maybe I will try the earlier versions. It was over 10 years ago, so I can't remember what I tried to read, but I think it was the later books. And they were terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Brady View Post
    It is indeed a boring rule:

    Thou Shalt Not Discuss Other Threads/Posters in Rita's.
    That's a silly rule, which is probably why it's not totally enforced. In real life, if we were sitting at a bar, we would discuss whatever the fuck we wanted, and that's what Rita's should be. I like to think of Cronin as the big adorable bouncer who doesn't make me wait in line, and if someone gets too mean, he'll throw them out until they sober up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bipolar danger girl View Post
    I had already fallen down and loved you, but now I am squeezing the love out of your soul and eating it for lunch.
    I thought I was getting heart burn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winslow View Post
    I think the rule to NOT discuss other posters is a pretty good and understandable rule (even if it is boring), since this place can become gossip central pretty fast, and that's not really fair. I do think we should be able to talk (in a meta-textual way, not specific way) about other threads. That prohibition seems to be leftover from the YABS / COMM tension days.
    I think it depends on the context. I will make the odd joke about other threads, and sometimes I just need to yell and can't find that stupid out of context angry thread, but I also wouldn't want Rita's to turn into a place where other posters get bullied in private, and I don't think we need Cronin to tell us not to behave in that manner, that's just politeness 101. We seem to police ourselves pretty well in that regard, in my opinion. Except for you. You're a fucking asshole!

    Quote Originally Posted by Winslow View Post
    Maybe I will try the earlier versions. It was over 10 years ago, so I can't remember what I tried to read, but I think it was the later books. And they were terrible.
    Start with The Chronicles Trilogy, because it is not terrible. Most of the books that spawned from this main story are fucking terrible, and only worth reading if you love the characters so much that you would read a bubblegum wrapper if it meant "seeing" them again. Which is why I read them... once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thehod View Post
    I thought I was getting heart burn.
    Nope. Most of your soul was just devoured. It tasted like sausage.
    The unicorn is kind of lonely
    Being unique and oh so corny
    Mounting does not amount to much
    The unicorn is unic-horny.
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    If you find a girl to love,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles RB View Post
    How do translators handle puns? Do you just have to come up with the nearest local pun?
    The English translators of Asterix, Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge, always tried to stick as closely to the original joke as the translation would allow, but in some cases they had to throw the pun out altogether and replace a brand new one.

    A good example is in Asterix in Britain where the melon gag has been completely rewritten for an English translation from the original French gag.

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    Any Dragonlance movie would need some rewriting so that the main characters didnt start bloody weeping at every other thing that happens. You're a badass half-elf warrior for pete's sake. Stop acting like a fucking Jessie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thehod View Post
    Any Dragonlance movie would need some rewriting so that the main characters didnt start bloody weeping at every other thing that happens. You're a badass half-elf warrior for pete's sake. Stop acting like a fucking Jessie.
    It's only because he's hated by both humans and elves! And he has two fucking girlfriends!

    Tasslehoff is my favorite. He's a lot like SuperE.
    The unicorn is kind of lonely
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    Is Bipolar Danger Girl
    She's mine alone, but luckily for you ...
    If you find a girl to love,
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    Then she'll be Bipolar Danger Girl too ...
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