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Citadel Tavern / Re: NaNoWriMo 2014
« Last post by Chaosmark on Today at 04:54:42 AM »
Excellent! Shall we use this thread for daily status updates then?
Therafter / Re: Old School
« Last post by Asha on Today at 02:21:11 AM »
Asha gave Carnegie a grateful smile as she passed her some of the .9mm bullets, taking a moment to top off her magazines and regard the medical supplies carefully, "Anyone here a doctor? if so they should be the one carrying this stuff, it's not of much use to those without the skills." She paused as the body in the corner caught her eye, walking over over and kneeing down next to it, her hands methodically searching pockets and belt for any weapons, I.D cards or other items of interest.
RP / Re: Guardians of the Citadel
« Last post by Silveressa on Today at 02:07:50 AM »
Silveressa nodded, sighing in relief at Mystic's confession, recalling her own response to his declaration of voice the night before and, a stab of regret overcoming her at the way she handled it then. "I don't know of anyone else that can speak into our minds like that so it has to be him, so relax you're not going mad, you were just the first person the Professor was able to speak to, perhaps you both shared the deepest connection of friendship back where we came from?"

"What did the voices say to you last night? Others might have heard something as well, we'll have to ask, it could have been the professors voice that lead Dozus to wander off last night too. If we piece the separate messages together we might figure out what he's trying to tell us." She blushed slightly as she realized she was rambling, and gave a glance down at Lucky before looking back up to Mystic, waiting for him to respond.
RP / Re: Guardians of the Citadel
« Last post by MysticMoon on Today at 01:52:39 AM »
Mystic's face turned pale and he backed up a step. After a moment, he swallowed and took a deliberate, deep breath of air.

"You know, I could've sworn I heard his voice last night, in the fire. I thought... well, I assumed that I was... you know, having, err, problems again. Do you think it really could've been him?"
Citadel Tavern / Re: NaNoWriMo 2014
« Last post by MysticMoon on Today at 01:46:40 AM »
I was having trouble figuring out just what kind of tale to tell. But, thankfully, Muro got bored in chat and began spouting out random words (I love it when he does that). Here's a snippet of the convo for reference (mainly mine):

(18:23:23) MysticMoon: I was so set on doing NaNoWriMo this year. Let's see how coherent I am come the 1st
(18:23:32) Murometz: do it!
(18:23:40) Murometz: writing makes a writer
(18:24:01) Murometz: (im better at giving advice than recieving or practicing it :P)
(18:24:25) MysticMoon: That's ok, though. Sometimes that bit of cheerleading is enough to push me over the edge
(18:25:21) Murometz: Salacious Centaurs....go!!!
(18:25:32) Murometz: and Mimas
(18:25:38) Murometz: also, Fruit Fly
(18:25:47) MysticMoon: You giving me random words to use?
(18:25:53) Murometz: sort of lol
(18:26:02) Murometz: i mean, yes
(18:26:06) MysticMoon: Salacious Centaurs on Mimas?
(18:26:11) Murometz: and fruit flies
(18:26:13) MysticMoon: That could actually be kinda fun
(18:26:27) MysticMoon: Old school space opera pulp / b-movie goodness
(18:26:41) Murometz: "cheese rind" must *somehow* appear in the sub, *somewhere*
(18:26:49) MysticMoon: Evil fruit fly race that's holding the moon hostage
(18:26:56) MysticMoon: THeir scientists are mad geniuses
(18:27:08) Murometz: what the hell kinda fruit are they eating, man? lol
(18:27:16) Murometz: i want some
(18:27:18) MysticMoon: It was a cheese rind dipped in atomics that changed them
(18:27:26) Murometz: hmmm
(18:27:57) MysticMoon: Salacious Centaurs is the name of the merc company come to take the moon back
(18:28:16) Murometz: now you're cooking with gas!!
(18:28:28) Murometz: its a go
(18:28:53) Murometz: cheese-rind needs re-work :P
(18:29:25) Murometz: one more word...Lagubrious
(18:29:29) MysticMoon: You don't like the atomic cheese rind?
(18:29:48) Murometz: and lastly, Aeromancy
(18:30:01) Murometz: im not loving it lol
(18:30:23) MysticMoon: The fruit flies have made the moon rather lugubrious. They prefer things all dark and dismal
(18:30:25) MysticMoon: Hmm
(18:30:38) Murometz: right, i meant how you spelled it :)
(18:30:49) MysticMoon: Thank ninjawords :P
(18:30:57) MysticMoon: http://ninjawords.com/Lagubrious
(18:31:17) Murometz: LOL
(18:31:42) Murometz: cant wait to use it in rp
(18:31:49) MysticMoon: Aero Nancy is the buxom head of the Salacious Centaurs
(18:32:01) Murometz: go on
(18:32:31) MysticMoon: She got curves and brains. Don't mistake her name for someone air headed
(18:32:48) MysticMoon: Even if she likes it when people underestimate her
(18:33:05) Murometz: needs a twist then we bank her
(18:33:28) MysticMoon: The lead evil fruit fly doctor killed her lover
(18:33:35) MysticMoon: In a bombing attack
(18:33:37) Murometz: does she have a peculiar speaking voice? Does she have tourettes? Is she heartbroken secretly?
(18:33:48) MysticMoon: She's out for blood
(18:34:16) MysticMoon: Peculiar speaking voice. I like that
(18:34:29) MysticMoon: Like Jennifer Tilly
(18:34:31) Murometz: wait, back up a sec...whats salacious mean again? something raunchy right?
(18:34:37) MysticMoon: Yeah
(18:34:38) Murometz: :P
(18:34:45) Murometz: ok
(18:34:57) MysticMoon: Mercs get lusty, don't they?
(18:35:03) Murometz: Jennifee Tilly in Space Opera and bustier FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(18:35:11) MysticMoon: :D
(18:35:33) MysticMoon: Who would @!#$ with a salacious centaur?
(18:35:43) Murometz: val is speechless right now
(18:35:52) Murometz: in awe
(18:36:44) Murometz: of Jennifer Tilly sub
(18:36:54) MysticMoon: Who wouldn't be?
(18:37:04) Murometz: i recommend "Bound" for all those poor saps who *havent* seen it
(18:37:17) MysticMoon: I'm a sap who has seen it ;)
(18:40:19) MysticMoon: Assault on Mimas
(18:40:45) Murometz: Assault on Mimas is @!#$ing perfect!!!!
(18:43:44) Murometz: Mark Chaos is a great name for a some-kinda-rp hero
(18:44:20) Murometz: better than Indiana Jones
(18:44:43) Murometz: or Rhode Island Smith
(18:44:49) MysticMoon: Heh
(18:45:41) MysticMoon: Sounds like a chicken :P
(18:45:52) Murometz: :P
(18:46:26) Murometz: South Carolina Johnson?
(18:47:10) MysticMoon: Illinois DuBois
(18:47:19) Murometz: is DuBois common?
(18:47:24) MysticMoon: No idea
(18:47:30) Murometz: me neither
(18:47:43) Murometz: its definitely a go-to in rp french name circles :)
(18:47:50) MysticMoon: They look like they should rhyme, but they don't
(18:47:57) Murometz: lol
(18:48:17) Murometz: illi-nwa-du-bwa
(18:48:32) Murometz: illinois de-boy?
(18:48:40) MysticMoon: "It's pronounced Illi-nwa, ma'am"
(18:49:19) Murometz: he says as he adjusts his revolvers and watches Herr Kohler ascend in his private plane
(18:49:38) MysticMoon: I can see it all so clearly
(18:49:53) MysticMoon: Red sky of dusk painted on the clouds
(18:49:58) Murometz: KALIMAAAAAAAAH!!!!
(18:50:17) MysticMoon: You have betrayed Shiva :P
(18:50:29) Murometz: lol
(18:50:51) Murometz: everything with Shia LeBoeuf in it, sucks.
(18:51:00) Murometz: just sayin
(18:51:12) MysticMoon: I take that as a given

I'll make something more coherent out of this later. Just wanted to get the basics down.

Add to that some good ol' Golden Oldie Rock 'N Roll, some Psychobilly, the mush floating around in my brain from reading '45 Psychobilly Retropocoalypse, thoughts of old fashioned diners, prop planes that turn into rocket ships, beer and burgers, and whatever other randomness decides to visit my brain, and I think I got enough to get started come Saturday.
RP / Re: Guardians of the Citadel
« Last post by Silveressa on Today at 01:38:22 AM »
Silveressa nearly tripped over her cloak at the voice suddenly erupting in her head, looking sharply about, the message ending as abruptly as it began and leaving her to briefly wonder she'd imagined it. "Find Al? "Alternate? Or maybe Allies?" She wondered out loud, Mystic's greeting catching her attention and breaking the train of thought.

She gave him a warm smile, the sense of relief that has thus far unharmed almost tangible; she reached out and gave him a reassuring pat on the arm, "Don't worry to much about it, a place like this is easy to get turned around in, the others are up at the castle speaking with the reagent about Lady K, hopefully over breakfast." She gestured back towards the towering stone structure, another occurring to her.

"Say, this might sound crazy but I could of sworn I just heard the voice of the professor in my head, like a spell, he said things at home were bad and he was having trouble keeping his form and for me to find Al, then the message got cut off." She shrugged and looked into Mystics eyes hoping he could tell from her expression she was both serious and sane.

(On a side note since all of us are old college friends what's everyone else's real first name? Any of them start with Al?)
RP / Re: Guardians of the Citadel
« Last post by Tusserk on Yesterday at 11:41:15 PM »
Remaining quiet and listening, Tusserk kept his eyes on the rest of the room and the guards. He focused on any that seemed to let their fingers linger on the triggers of the loaded crossbows, muttering softly about about trigger discipline and their lack of.

Tusserk cleared his throat slightly as he clicked the tip of his thumb nail against the wood of his spear in succession of quick and slow taps as he spoke under his breath. "I hope you know morse code..."

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Citadel Tavern / Re: Riddles
« Last post by Chaosmark on Yesterday at 11:33:47 PM »
Not quite a riddle.

If you can answer this correctly, you are only 9 more right answers away from getting a position as a Quantitative Modeler/Analyst, with a prestigious electronic brokerage firm, for a tidy rate of $125/hour.

A brick weighs a pound plus 1/2 a brick. How much does the brick weigh?

The correct answer will force me to post Question #2 (of 9)

Having not looked at the thread for answers, the answer to this is 2 pounds. x = 1 + .5x, solve for x -> x = 2

Question #2 on Quant Analyst test

2. Could a stack of pennies as high as the C.N. Tower fit into a 2x2x2 foot box? (A penny has a radius of 3/8 inch, and the C.N. Tower is 1900 feet high)

a correct answer post will lead to Question #3

This is comparing volumes.

The stack of pennies is, ideally, a cylinder. We know that volume it's volume is area * height, which means V = h*pi*r^2. With a radius of 3/8ths of an inch, that gives us V = 1900*pi*(0.03125ft^2) = 5.82912699397 ft^3
The box is 2x2x2, which gives us a volume of 2^3 = 8 ft^3

Thus, we can conclude that yes, the stack of pennies will fit inside the specified box.
Citadel Tavern / Re: Riddles
« Last post by Chaosmark on Yesterday at 11:19:57 PM »
Question #3.

(Thanks Pariah, Scras, and val for participating!  :D)

Citizens of Canada pay as much income tax (percentage-wise) as they make dollars per week. What is the optimal salary in Canada?


This can be determined by plotting the function and finding its maximum. (We could also do calculus if we didn't want to deal with it visually, but graphing was easier.)

Our function is: income = salary - (salary * percentage), where percentage = salary/100

The following is a graph of that function: http://tinyurl.com/nvpj6jv

As you can see, the plot is maximized at 50. Ergo, our optimum salary is $50.

Edit: Wow, that link got mangled.
Citadel Tavern / Re: Riddles
« Last post by Murometz on Yesterday at 09:29:20 PM »
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