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In Memory Of Esne

Posted by bonesiii , Aug 08 2008 · 450 views

Dreaded Real Life


Sorry I missed two entries. Various things delayed me the first week, but this is what delayed me the second week. If you've followed this blog long, you remember Esne from the memoriam entry for Penny, our golden retriever who passed away two years ago. Last Wednesday, Esne passed away as well.



Esne was a Brittany we adopted. We usually called her "Ezzie" or just "Ez." Her previous life we don't know that much about, but she was owned by a homeless woman and lived in a car. She was already old when we got her, but full of enough spunk to be confused with a puppy. We never knew exactly how old she was. She had "fatty tumors" as they're called in her skin, but they weren't cancerous; just something that breed gets. She was medium sized for a dog.



Ez was a very different dog than the other two dogs my family has owned during my lifetime. Penny and Duke were both Golden Retrievers. Duke loved playing fetch; Penny not as much, but she did play fetch sometimes. Ez almost never played fetch; she preferred walks and running in the yard. Sometimes she would get in the mood to throw a stuffed bone-shaped toy around, though. Penny would also leap at any opportunity to escape the yard's fence and run wild through the neighborhood, and sometimes Duke would as well. Not so with Ez -- she could be trusted totally with an open gate -- usually she would just go right to the car, because she loved car rides.



She was a very friendly dog who never showed any aggression towards people, and always wanted to be near people. If we were in one room, she would be in that room most times. She was fascinated at first when we got Hunter (a cat), but Hunter soon tamed her with a few slaps (Hunter is declawed in her front paws). Ez left both of our cats (including our new cat, Buddy) alone -- the three animals could walk by each other for the most part as if they were all dogs.

That never worked with Penny -- she would lunge at Hunter on sight so we had to keep them seperated. If there was a problem it was Hunter who would sometimes slap at Ez for no real reason other than she was there. In the last few weeks before her death, Ezzy's eyesight did start to go though and she started running into Hunter on accident.

Ez loved walks. We used to walk her with Penny before her death. She always had a lot of energy and would run around the house if she hadn't had her walk. Unfortunately there were weeks where we didn't walk her as much as we should have. And she would pull or drag sometimes, especially if Mom didn't come (who usually walked her), or if it was raining, snow, cold, or hot. She especially would sometimes pull so much she would choke herself and start coughing so we had to stop and try to get her to slow down, although everybody tells me it was mostly just for me. laugh.gif

We started watching the Dog Whisperer's show in recent years, and tried out his advice for being a good pack leader. For me the choke chain never worked with her unlike with the Retreivers; she wouldn't listen to it. I bought a harness that made it harder for her to choke herself and managed to train her to slow down or speed up with small tugs and better calm assertive energy (as Cesar puts it). Pretty much the last year or so of her life, she was the perfect dog in just about every way.

Unfortunately she did develop a rather gross habit of trying to eat you-know-what in the yard or in the cat litter when she was hungry. But we figured out ways to train her not to with that too (and make sure she ate her food lol). She had previously had allergies to her other food that made her unbearably itchy to the point she would bite her skin raw. We finally found the right diet to end that, and made sure any fleas from the cats were destroyed. But Ez still would sometimes try to avoid eating that food unless we stood there and blocked her if she tried to leave. Also had a bad habit of snarfing it down too much.

Anyways, I managed to correct her behavior in the yard simply by always gonig out with her and giving her a corrective tap like Cesar would and the "ch" sound if she sniffed a pile. Also would simply block her from going under our pine trees. By the end, I was pleased to see that she respected me perfectly as a pack leader. That was a cool feeling, if needed for rather strange reasons lol.

I trained her to totally obey hand, movement, and sound signals for the most part in her last year, and she knew certain words well. If I wanted her to come, all I had to do was clap and hold my hand out. Sometimes twice -- she would always come. I could tell her not to go somewhere just by moving towards her a little with the right posture. If we were driving somewhere but couldn't take her, she always went to her green chair if we said "watch the house." She knew all the synonyms for "walk". Her favorite word was "drive". I could correct just about any behavior with a clap to get her attention back on me.

To me her most endearing trait was her preference for her green chair. This is a broken chair with a matching footstool. One leg is gone, but we propped it up with a metal block. Partly out of sheer laziness and lack of budget. tongue.gif But also because Ez would have missed if it we threw it out. If nobody was in it, she would jump up on it anytime we were in that room. This is in the room we use to bag papers for the weekend delivery job and to watch TV -- if anyone was sitting in that chair and got up just for a second, bam, there would be Ezzy. She would move with a simple tap, though.







Her breathing problems slowly got worse. She would as I said sometimes snarf down her food too fast and it would go down the wrong way and someone would have to do the Heimlich pushing thing on her stomach to get her breathing right, until we were able to train her to eat more slowly. The choking herself on the walk thing never came back, at least not for me, once we trained her to not pull so hard. She always breathed heavily, though, and there were times recently when it got really loud and she was clearly having some difficulty breathing.

Her eyesight started slowly going, as well as her hearing. She never totally lost either though -- I remember that Duke was totally blind in last year or so. But she would run into things and cats. She wouldn't respond to sound corrections or calls as much. She also could not jump up on beds or into the car very well. She slept on the floor -- but upstairs; she could still climb steps up until her last day. We had to pick her up to get her into the car sometimes. She would stumble on things. In her last few days, she would sometimes trip just running or walking, on nothing but the floor or ground.

On Wednesday of last week (July 30), Mom took her on a walk after sundown (when it was cooler). About halfway through the walk, Mom says she started slowing down and breathing heavily. They stopped to rest halfway, then continued home. Ez started breathing heavily again, and it just got worse as they got closer to home. When she got in the yard, she held her head up and stopped paying attention to her surroundings. She gasped for air very loudly, constantly. Mom carried her inside and yelled for me.

I saw her standing like that, mouth wide open and loudly gasping for breath. She was salivating uncontrollably. I tried to do the Heimlich, hoping something was just stuck. I tried to calm her down, thinking she was just too worked up. It didn't change, except that her salivating got worse and her lungs started making a gurgling sound. Woke up Dad (he goes to work at around three in the morning so has to sleep early), and called emergency vet. The person on the line could hear her breathing and said "Is that her? Get her in here right away!"

We drove there. Man, those red lights were tense... Took maybe fifteen minutes, not sure. The salivating was more like foaming at the mouth now and had to be wiped every few minutes, and her breathing was still just as bad. When we got there, someone was standing outside and saw her, said her gums were purple. They took her in right away and had us wait in a waiting room.

Long story that I am not sure I totally remember correctly short, the vet was pretty sure there was nothing that could be done. It was a condition having to do with the larynx that happens with older dogs sometimes. We had two options. One, a thousand-dollar procedure involving a breathing tube that probably wouldn't work and would put Ez through a lot of pain. Even if it worked, this whole thing would almost certainly happen again soon, and worse that time. The other choice was to put her down. We decided we had to go with the second option. sad.gif

Mom, Dad, and I said goodbye to her. She was laying on her side in a large metal box with a clear plastic door, with oxygen being pumped into it, still gasping, though she wasn't as purple as before. She didn't respond to us at all. I had to fight tears. Then the vet gave her a sedative, and we left the room.

After she was gone, the vet told us we definately made the right call -- the larynx condition was secondary. She had something like pus or an infection in her lungs that they couldn't have done anything to cure, so the procedure wouldn't have done any good.

My brother was away at a camp, and my sister doesn't live here anymore and was working at the time. Neither knew until the weekend. I started writing this blog entry on Thursday, but I just haven't been able to write it. It's hard to finish even now. I hate death. May death burn for a thousand years and then be destroyed forever.

I can see that this is very long now, so I guess I'll leave it at that. I'll miss you, Ezzy!



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Man, that is so sad. sad.gif I was almost crying myself.

I'm so sorry.
Hope you're doing ok. sad.gif
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Strange Festive Xaeraz
Aug 08 2008 11:44 AM
I feel very sorry for your loss, Bones. I'm sure she's happy wherever she is.
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Wrinkledlion X
Aug 08 2008 11:57 AM
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I know what you're going through, Bones.
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Shadow Kurahk
Aug 08 2008 12:51 PM
I'm very sorry. I'm afraid I don't know really what it feels like, but I guess I can get a short glimpse of it. My dog, about 2 human years old, ran away about three years ago and never came back. We have no clue if he passed away or not, but even after we put up signs, there will be no way to know.

I also just recently suffered the loss of my grandfather. Hope you're all okay. sad.gif

S~K
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shadow_pirakafan
Aug 08 2008 01:07 PM
I'm sorry to hear that. I'm a dog lover, and it's always sad to lose a great dog. One month before I joined BZP in 06, I'd lost my Siberian Husky the week before my birthday.

I hope you feel better soon. You can't be sad forever.
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I'm sorry about your loss. I know how you feel, my family has lost at least five cats over the years. She was a good old dog, and had a happy life, it seems.

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Tom Mc. Israel
Aug 08 2008 02:55 PM
Aw, that sucks.

I can't say much, though - I'm a Cat protagonist. tongue.gif
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That's sad. I've had pets pass away, too, both dogs and cats and I've managed to get through it. Death is something we just have to deal with until we die ourselves. But I think that we should always remember the good times we had with those who died, so we can at least be thankful they were here, even if it was only for a little while smile.gif .

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I don't know my feelings right now into words,
I'm so sorry, Even I love Ezzie now...
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sad.gif I now what you are going (and have gone) through. In my life I've lost nearly twenty dogs, cats, and horses. It's really painful, losing a pet. Especially one you've gotten really close to. sad.gif
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Queen Anora Mac Tir
Aug 08 2008 11:47 PM
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[/generic sad face but genuine sorrow]

~EW~
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Dr. Dremora von DOOM
Aug 09 2008 12:04 AM
aww man, that sucks, I am so so sorry for your loss, I know how it is to lose pets. My hamster died on my Birthday.
My condolences, may doggie heaven give her bacon for all eternity...
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QUOTE(EmperorWhenua @ Aug 8 2008, 10:47 PM)
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[/generic sad face but genuine sorrow]

~EW~

[/even more generic post quoting but still genuine sorrow]
Keep lookin' ahead. You'll get through this, 'specially with all of the friends you have here. =)
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I'm very sorry for you, Bonesiii. I may not know what it feels like to lose a pet, but I have experienced something even worse: the loss of a sister. Even though sibilings and pets are on different levels, it's still heartwrenching when a family loses one. sad.gif

Keep treading on, Bones. smile.gif

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Aw, I'm sorry, I remember when my cat died, I was so sad. Just know that time heals all wounds and you should remember the good times you had with your dog.
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Toa Nidhiki05
Aug 23 2008 03:25 PM
I'm very sorry about that loss, Bones. Whenever aa pet dies, it is a tragic event.

R.I.P, Esne

-TN05: Toa of Air
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I'm so, so, sorry. I felt the same way when my cat, Takua, died last month. I still do, to be honest.

Normally say that pets are just what they are, pets. But I think of them as far more. They're my family, and doubles up as my friend as well, and it hurt tremendously when he died.

May Esne rest in peace.

~ Bioran
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Forty-two.

(Four eight fifteen sixteen twenty-three... *ahem*)


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Logic! Why don't they teach logic in these schools?


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Can you imagine MNOG ending with the Turaga and Matoran executing Ahkmou?


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So here's the question: If LEGO working harder by listening to fans is "lazy", then wouldn't they be "lazy" if they listened to you -- a fan?


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You don't need to hate to say it.


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Four extra letters. "Bionicle sets." How hard is that?

Actually, three extra letters since the s just moves.


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If they are "Bionicles", then you are "History".


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BZPers are often the exception, not the rule.

::celestial_drink::

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Of course it's cruel -- did you think bad guys were Mother Teresa?


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It isn't like I hide it, but it also isn't like I go up to random students at college at say "Hey, I like Bionicle, isn't that something?!"


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One man's junk is another man's treasure.


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I had the same theory in ages past, and Greg personally disproved it.


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The thing can destroy time, man. You guard those kinda things.


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Brevity is the soul.


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Which I suppose is a fancy way of saying, "I have no idea."


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I attack my own theories. I'm weird like that.


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If only books could be updated like web pages.


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Bionicle was supposedly a betrayal of everything LEGO stands for, its pieces far too clunky, a horrible turn away from the more "intelligent" Technic and a total stabbing in the back of the good old brick, an insult to AFOLS, evidence of a mythical trend away from the construction toy, far too violent, etc.


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It's really pretty simple:

Gadunka is one of the "coolest" sets ever. Most inventive, most unusual, most striking. Thus, he is horrible.


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Of course they're weird. All Bionicle names are supposed to be weird. Show me the Bionicle name that is "normal".


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You just completely contradicted yourself. If Mata Nui was working out great, then wouldn't Metru Nui have made less money?



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If that's greedy, then you are greedy for driving in a car to get somewhere far away fast, for wearing shoes so you can walk at a reasonable pace without cutting your feet, using silverware to better eat your food, using a telephone to avoid having to make a trip and speak, using a computer to type a forum post when you could walk personally to everybody's house and speak what you just said over and over and over again.... At least 2000 times to account for all the possible active BZP members, and preferably about five million times -- and you'd have to go door to door throughout the whole world to even figure out which people were Bionicle fans anyways before you started confusing monks in Tibet with strange words like "Kongu" and "Cordak". All within your own lifetime, regardless of whatever else you had wanted to do in your life.

And forget speech. You have to scratch out the message with your fingernails in stone. Then maybe you wouldn't be greedy. Maybe.



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Nobody would surprise me, so it's probably Makuta. But I went with Hydraxon, because he's a weapons master and it would make sense, no?


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Why didn't I think of that earlier?


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I don't just ask rhetorical questions -- I answer them.


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I knew you'd say that.


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You're a body with a head. So what?


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A simple conversion is not a business plan to actually get two radically different markets to behave as if they were the same.


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Um, hello? Are my posts invisible?


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Universe go poof.

We All Live In An

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I hate typing Roman numerals above three.


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I always find these topics funny -- everybody goes in circles, pointing to the exact same aspect of the set and going "See that? So it's obvious it's horrible! How can you not see that?", and then someone else saying, "See that? It's obvious it's awesome! How can you not see that?"


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Obviously, not everybody sees I to I.


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They have their uses -- like if you're making a MOC that's supposed to be a light green faceless humanoid.


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I hate it when I can't tell if someone's joking.


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Yes, that's an excuse to be lazy.


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Hold on just a second. I think you have things backwards. Mata Nui was not paradise -- it was a place of horror and war for a thousand years!


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Lol.


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I'm a logician. I can tell you that your argument does not merely sound illogical. It is.


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Yeah, that'd be bad. Next question?


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We'd still have wooden ducks, no plastic bricks, and definately no LEGO if change was prevented. Really, we wouldn't even have that.


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It is unfortunate that it's this way (at least for us). But it is. We might as well come to grips with it.


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And I walk away in peace.


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You have no idea how many times I've read this style of opening to this kind of topic, man. I must admit I am very very tired of it.

*deeeeep breath*

*shakes head madly*

Okay, I'm good.


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My memory doesn't go back that far.


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If I didn't agree with something, I'd try to find out the reasons for it before doing anything else, which is something I think some people forget to do and instead they dig themselves a hole for no reason.


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Lol, I think you missed the point -- BR isn't going to think your forum deserves approval if he has to be told it exists.


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I'm a coolomaniac.


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But I like spam!
Wait...


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This is not a country. This is a website. Countries are led by governments. Websites are owned by owners. Countries are places you physically exist in, and may have difficulty leaving. Websites are places YOU choose to go. Countries are places you may be born in, or grow up in, etc.

BZPower is a place YOU sign an agreement in order to join. Blame cannot be placed on us when a member violates that agreement. And if a member chooses not to like that agreement anymore, they are free to leave at will. If a member violates the agreement they made with us, we are justified in punishing the member as agreed.


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I'm a logician -- I think in terms of what makes sense all the time. I don't just agree -- I know why I agree, and I think my reasons are pretty sound.


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If I'm breaking a rule, it's because I gave myself permission to allow myself an exception, thus I am not technically breaking it.


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[A]lthough Evil Lord Survurlode does seem to be making a bit of a comeback, just like Sauron, so we might have an epic war that will spawn a novel and three giant books of a trilogy soon... but yeah...


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I object to the wording of this question.


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Huzzah?

I'm A Doctor, Not A Great Being

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Ever had one of those moments where you think you just passed into an alternate timeline? This is one. ()_o


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Rants are based on pompous egos and desire to pick a fight. Not intelligence.


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The Monster on LOST is Makuta.


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Cynics are some of the most naive people on the planet. They hear someone claim things are bad, and they accept it without question.


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I'm a realist with an imagination.


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I blame Survurlode.


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You see a flamer, your response should not be to just flame him back -- you lower yourself to his level if you do.


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Let's open that can of worms, as unpleasant as it might be. [...] *I'm not afraid of you, worms!*


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"Transformation" can be as simple as a bomb rearranging a building into a debris field.


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Far better to be proven wrong than to be wrong without knowing it.


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I remember when I was a kid, and I was just playing around, I didn't know this stuff, so I said gas prices were five dollars at my play gas station.

My dad laughed, said gas would never be that expensive.


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Toa carrying rifles... as they ride their space shuttles into... Klingon territory...


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Kazi [ha]s Rahkshi staffs. (Oooh, Kazi=evil??)


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Take an election between two candidates. Obviously, both candidates will get votes. However, one will get more votes, and one will get less. You would be, in this example, voting for the one with less votes (Mr. Olderfanson). You see why the fact that you, one person, did vote for that guy, doesn't prove that he won the election? [...] "Mr. Newerfanson" won the election.


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o_O


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In general, I do enjoy debates--but I don't enjoy being flamed, no. Nor do I enjoy wasting time when I have tons of PMs I need to reply to and top secret reference projects to work on and all that responding to things that could have been cleared up with more thought before posting, heh. Debates can still get tedious when it seems (please note "seems"!) that a few people refuse to approach them with an open mind.


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<_<
>_>
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I didn't even spell "the" right.


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Lol. I never said I'm always right! Yeesh, what do I have to do to convince you guys I don't think that? Purposefully take wrong positions or something?


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Guess what? I could draw before I learned to write, but does that mean I should get all huffy and insulted at the fact that not everybody shares my particular talent? This is just absurd, isn't it? Did you honestly think that everybody has the same talents and gains proficiency at the same time?



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When someone much older than you was a kid, LEGO was wooden toys. [fogie teeth voice]"These newfangled plastic things are insulting! As if there isn't money to be made in good old fashioned woodblock toys!"[/fogie teeth voice]


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Can we sing kumbaya yet? Sing it! Koooooooo----oom---bah-----yaaaaaaaaahhhhhh.

Or something... Sing it! You don't even have to agree with me! Just sing it anyways, maaan!

Sing!


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Your mistake is that you are thinking in terms of a simplistic "formula" of strength, and thinking that can be used to predict everything. It can't--every situation is different, and sometimes a weak Matoran might catch a glimpse of a passing Rahkshi while a powerful "Toa Ultimaultrasuper" might get blasted to bits when the same Rahkshi actually attacks. You need to be realistic--think in terms of the situation. Stories are based on that--they are a "game of seconds and inches" where dangers both big and small can occur to both powerful and weak people, and how you perform depends on your brains and the time you have to prepare more than your actual power level.


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Why did the entirely robotic Bohrok need teeth? Someone explain how that is okay but teeth in Piraka isn't?


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Phew. Now, to post, and see if I maxed the text limit out.

Yabo! Hahaha!

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Thanks X. Thanks D. Thanks X and D. XD


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I lazy.


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You can make any innovation look bad if you point to the non-innovative ways (the old "normal" ways) and claim they must be followed blindly.


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But what I don't get about it is -- why the apparent desire to kill characters off for no reason? In real life you meet tons of people who you will never meet again, and they're not dead. Is that to you a problem? I don't get it -- you'd go insane if you tried to stay in touch with every random old lady that said hi when you were walking the dog...


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Yes, my post in this topic is product placement. So sue me.


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In addition, high gravity affects spacetime on a fundamental level, slowing time down and bending the spatial brane. Not to be confused with the spacious brain.


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It would create a field of electrogravimetry that would pull all nearby matter in and then make it explode. The explosion cloud would take the form of an anchovy.


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There's only a slim chance that we exist.


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I love taking myself out of context.


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I think it's admirable to be careful not to offend people where it makes sense. But at some point, you have to be willing to stand up for yourself and be confident enough that if someone comes at you with an unreasonable accusation, you don't take it.


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I think aliens invaded already and have fooled us into thinking they are mere animals who "meow".


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Good stories aren't puppet shows. They are tales of life, with realistic characters -- people -- living out their lives, with really minimal "guiding" by the author.


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Oh goody, a complainer to blast to oblivion.


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To begin with, I disagree strongly with pretending it is "killing off", rather than a serious story being told, with serious themes and life in the story. Characters aren't "killed off". They die.

I find this term somewhat offensive, because it implies the writer kills the character like a TV show host telling a contestant to leave. This is not a game show. It is the events of the storyline that kill the character. That term is merely a psychological shield to avoid the emotion of the moment in the story. IMO, that's a kind of immaturity.


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Um.


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You can't always get what you want "now now now". Your logic makes no sense -- if you want to know what's in the books, that means you support the books' existence. Yet you apparently want spoilers to go up the day it's out, so in the countries where it is bought, people could just read the spoilers and not buy the book, risking its sales going down and the books ending, and thus no more spoilers for you to read!


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Truth = Truth. And nothing else.


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I had spammed ten thousand times.


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A good comedy is a development, like a story, not a punchline. You start with a situation, and it goes in unexpected, funny ways, which leads into other twists, to a conclusion that often can be more serious than funny, avoiding random cliches and developing enough logic that it doesn't feel like you slapped random nonsense down. Comedies Forum has this bad rap of having a lot of Unfunny Stuff -- I think it's the temptation to write short punchlines drawing on typical one-liner cliches that causes this. The 300 word rule is a good basic start to avoiding that problem.


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Dude. My voting precint is a "23". ph34r.gif


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And what people are saying about randomosity is true -- I hope that it's not surprising that as a logician, I understand how to be funny (though I won't try in this post ). Logic isn't for Spock who refuses to smile -- you actually need logic in your comedy to make it funny. In my experience, a balance of logic and random nonsense helps -- even logic OF the random nonsense.


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I highly recommendate it.


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Another mistake a lot of people make is thinking a comedy must be 100% funny -- reality is that that tends to just overwhelm the reader and come off more as spam. If you look at my Survurlode interviews, for example, there is always at least one serious theme that the whole work revolves around. The serious aspects support the humorous, and vice versa.


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*strongly approves of the use of the term "bionical"*


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Well, my observation has always been the opposite -- more established official facts inspires MORE fan imagination -- at least with imaginative official facts. It was really only once the "gappists" starting complaining, in my observation as a 2003+ member here, about "tons of official facts" that I saw the fanfiction community here really explode with creativity.

Think about it -- imagination feuls imagination. Less imagination doesn't -- it starves imagination.

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How much wood would a woodwood wood if a woodwood would would wood?


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But my point related to that isn't that I literally think it should be FULLY sun-sized. I'm just saying, there's a whole range, from a little larger than Earth, to a LOT larger, to a TONTONZILLION larger, and it's all possible if the story team just feels like it.


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*imagines massive asteriod pulling out a pirate's telescope lol*


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GD is NOT for storyline-only discussion. That discussion belongs in S&T.


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S&T policies are designed for good reasons, tried, tested, and they work.


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Sure I'm sure -- it's Bionicle. Anything's possible.


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I never understand these claims -- how do you know what "proportionate" is for that character? He's a fictional character, made out of plastic LEGO parts.

So why get annoyed at it? When you look at a giraffe, do you get annoyed? It makes no sense to me to do so.

Besides, you're setting yourself up for it. Nobody ever told you these characters were supposed to be exactly human.

If you look at an ape, would you say it's done wrong, just because it resembles a human?


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I plan not to, but I guess if the site shut down I'd kinda have to, wouldn't I?


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...they usually give their jokes when they have the upper hand at the moment, though, or when they've just run into a frustrating difficulty that's not immediately dangerous, which are realistic IMO. When they're in immediate danger, I am not aware that they pause to crack jokes.


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I strongly disagree -- everybody capitalizes their name. It's cliche.

(I do not capitalize because 1) I hate being cliche, and 2) it is symbolic of humility.)


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I knew you'd say that.


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Seriously though, obviously the focus groups like silver, guys -- there's no mystery, those of you portraying it as odd that LEGO keeps using the color. This is how personal taste works -- it differs, and you're gonna find yourself in the minority sometimes. Best get used to it -- that's life.


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*lets self dp*


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I'm not a soldier, but I know that keeping your sense of humor alive even in dangerous or serious situations can be a huge boon to keeping your sanity.

He who forgets how to laugh forgets how to live.


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I heart silver. My favorite metallic. If I had my way, gold would be considered lesser than silver.


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The red eye thing is the closest thing you have to evidence, but I could argue that Berix is the traitor for spending time away from the villages, or Ackar is the traitor because his name sounds like Admiral Ackbar and there was a traitor in Star Wars called Darth Vader.


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Ultimately it comes down to this for me -- YOU choose to dissapointed or miserable.

If you expected the universe to be perfect, that was your choice, and really not very sensible of you.


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If I as a writer were to try to appeal to the attitude you express in your post, I would feel like I am constantly walking on eggshells. Everytime I had a cool idea how to use a character, or more importantly logic told me the character naturally would be involved in something, I would have to worry about whether I shouldn't do it as it might offend someone.

That's a miserable way to write, and I wouldn't wish that on the story team, myself, or anyone.


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But one thing. Everyone expects something when they do something.


Very true. For example, when I posted the above post, I expected somebody to reward me with this point, giving me an excuse to discuss it in a separate post so as to give it better focus.


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Therefore, the more "things to expect" from a "donation or whatever the heck you want to call it", the more likely we get mooooolaaaaaaaa. Therefore good.

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I don't see what the anology has to do with this. "Chevys" (or "Chevies") makes sense. Like "Keets" or Morby or my personal favorite for Makuta -- Terry Mack. "Biological Chronicles" referring to beings makes no sense. And as I typed this, a Chevy ad came on TV. They called it "Chevy." Seriously, exact same time.


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Oh my, you're completely irrelevant metaphor makes you look sooo intelligent.


This is obviously getting out of hand, so I guess I have to close it. Also, you failed to answer my question. When a moderator asks you a question, answer it. Capisce? wink.gif

Please do not attack people like that. That is flaming, or at best trolling, both of which are not allowed.


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What does a premier member buy?

1) YOUR right to be on here for free.

2) Their right to be on here.

3) PM perks, like poll-making, blogs, etc.

4) Proto.

No matter how you slice it, sending in that money is NOT just buying proto. Even if proto is all they want, they're still buying YOUR right to be on here for free. Yall should be grateful.

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