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  1. I can see how they would consider doing this to make the books easier for children to handle, but when it comes to that sort of thing, as a parent, we always stuck with a regular dictionary. Other than Aaryanna, most kids that I know (including my other children) in that age bracket never bothered to use a dictionary anyway. Usually they come and ask [I]you[/I] what a word means so having a smaller dictionary is a waste of money. However, for a school environment, it would make sense for them to have that available for students. Some of the word changes fit and some are odd though.
  2. I'm on disability, so naturally the increase in prices and current economic troubles have forced me to cut back. It's nothing new since the constant increase in living costs is always more than any increase in what little money I do get. Ironically, many stores this year are having extensive pre-Christmas sales this year in an attempt to draw consumers out to do shopping. As a result, I've had an easier time this year than I normally do. It is nice since it made my holiday shopping much easier this year, but it does trouble me to see those kind of clearance sales now instead of af
  3. That's excellent news. Best wishes and congratulations to you both. :catgirl:
  4. Just to be clear on my post. What I said about Jeff's security is completely up to Shy to decide. I'm going on how Indi indicated in her post that Samantha had denied him access. So I thought that would be fun to toss in there, as an option. The same with the keys, since I'm thinking of how some things can be accessed by the right key if say the power is out. Seems that emergency exits would fall under that category, in my opinion. Anyway, anyone is free to show up, whether it be the others looking for them, or trouble that the pair would rather not see is up to all of you.
  5. [CENTER][IMG]http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/2357/kathykf5.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/VBO/indiavi.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER] Natalia was startled when Jeff actually laughed a bit once Arthur was gone. He grimaced in pain before choking and then getting it under control. She was wondering what could possibly be funny when he looked to her and spoke. ?[B]Sorry, it?s just that when Samantha ordered us into the shuttle, she locked the door and overrode my security clearance.[/B]? ?[B]I don?t understand.[/B]? Jeff smiled faintly, ?[B]everyth
  6. From what I've seen over the years, it honestly looks like nothing more than the latest attention seeking phase that kids go through. I've yet to see any kid who claims to be emo that actually has [I]real [/I]genuine problems. It's been mentioned before, but the ones who do... don't bring attention to themselves like that. So my opinion of emo is... I see it as a phase that hopefully they'll grow out of.
  7. Congratulations hun. Both names are quite pretty so I'd be hard pressed to choose either one. Perhaps you could do like ChibiHorsewoman suggested and have one as the name and the other as a middle name. When you finally do decide, I'd be curious to know what you finally chose. :catgirl:
  8. Well I can't say I didn't set myself up for that. I didn't get a chance to talk to Crystia, but I was hoping she'd bust Samantha, not get caught. o_O This is not a complaint though and it did make for an interesting surprise when I read the post. That Samantha just gets more and more vicious with each post. Anyway, feel free to include my character in your post Shy, if I do post, it will be nothing but conversation since Natalia has no means for removing those cuffs. And it seems that Jeff doesn't either since Samantha took his keys and his weapon. So unless someone comes along, it see
  9. [quote name='Allamorph'][FONT=Arial]I have a solid three-page list of music I would like over the course of the next few years, and it's always subject to change. ~snip~ Come to think of it, I should throw together a list of books I want to own. Hmm.[/FONT][/QUOTE]Music and books are always good, and often what I mention when my kids ask me what I'd like to receive for Christmas. This year will most likely be the same.[quote name='Allamorph'][FONT=Arial]Since I don't see a reason to try and accrue any other entertainment stuff if I'm not going to use it for ages, I won't be asking
  10. [quote name='Neko'][SIZE="1"]I am 18 years old, a normal college student, and damn near failed economics. Present your case thusly.[/SIZE][/QUOTE]My case in this matter would be to tell you to look around and read up on things instead of asking others here to explain it to you. The problem with going to someone else is that no matter how hard they try, their view will be skewered to some extent. There are plenty of sites out there, and by sites I mean going straight to the source such as government sites (see there's my personal slant/skewered view that I was just talking about, I'll t
  11. [quote name='Kaimaster']Obama Won! Now Pray Harder Than You Ever Pray Before Cause Armageddon Is Near Than Ever Before![/QUOTE]Why? What makes you think that gaining a Democratic president could trigger Armageddon? As a Christian myself, I question whether or not you have a clue what you are even talking about. Unless this is another one of those Internet jokes you kids love to pull. :animesigh
  12. James wasn?t looking forward to his meeting with a couple of the Council members. It had been the right thing to do, to hand control back over to the Council, but damn if he didn?t have times that he wanted to strangle some of them. With their self important agendas and inability to see that the pointless civil war was doing far more harm than good. He agreed that the demands given by the other side were to unrealistic, but they had been unwilling to even talk to the others, to try and hash out a compromise. It didn?t matter if the slaves were inferior or not, what did matter is that th
  13. [CENTER][IMG]http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/2357/kathykf5.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/VBO/indiavi.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER] Physically Natalia felt fine other than some aches and bruises that were forming. Mentally however, she wasn?t so sure, no matter how hard she tried; she could still the faint shivers and feelings of fear. Unless they managed to find a way to contact Earth, they were stuck on the planet they had crash landed on. Everywhere they went, the damage to the ship was extensive. There seemed to be some survivors but for the most part it w
  14. I leave for a week and it's like everyone posts. o_O I have gotten caught up but it will take me a little time to get a post in. It seems as if the situation just blew up in their faces so to speak. I figured the ship was going to crash, I just didn't expect it to be quite that crazy. [B]EDIT:[/B] And posted, sorry for the delay. I hope you don't mind what I tossed in there, in regards to what Natalia thinks is going on. Obviously I have no idea, but that's what she is thinking.
  15. Alright, I'm back and I'm caught up on what's going on. So I'll work on getting a post done in the next couple of days. It is interesting to finally see the direction that's being taken in regards to Jared's interrogation. For some reason I feel like I've either seen it before or read something that used isolation as a means to get information. I can't seem to pin down where or when though. I don't know which is worse really. The mental approach or the physical one. I do agree with what the others have said in regards to Major Sewall being creepy based on how you've portrayed them All
  16. Before I say who I will vote for or who I think will win, I find all the snipping in regards to the polling both sad and amusing. I don't have to point to who implied it, but as a Republican (who gets polled regularly by the way) on disability/welfare, I find the ignorant assumption that we are 'overlooked' ill informed. Or wishful thinking or being snide and snarky just for the sake of doing so. (also known as trolling I believe) Now in regards to the actual election, normally I would vote Republican, but to be frank, the last eight years has been painful to watch and I'm not sure I wan
  17. I'll have to read that post when I get back from being out of town James. I already told Indi, but I'll be out of town from the 21st to the 28th. So I won't be posting anything until I get back. I might have Internet access where I'm going, but I'm visiting family so I doubt I'll spend any time online.
  18. Beth is already aware of this, but I'll be out of town from the 21st to the 28th. So I won't be posting anything until I get back. I might have Internet access where I'm going, but I'm visiting family so I doubt I'll spend any time online.
  19. [quote name='James'][font=franklin gothic medium]Yeah, I just thought Kathy's post ended in a very unnerving way. I really got that physical creepy feeling from it almost.[/font][/QUOTE]Glad to hear it since that's what I was aiming for. I know Sabrina was edging more towards Jeff, but I thought it would be fun to include [I]both[/I] of them. Indi was fine with that when I asked her about it on AIM. I have no idea if that's true or not, but considering what they found there, I'm inclined to believe someone is up to no good too, that's a pretty startling secret to stumble upon after all. Thou
  20. [CENTER][IMG]http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/2357/kathykf5.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER] If it wasn?t one thing, it was another. Natalia had managed to get back to the Von Braun with the others, no one had reported her missing and after stopping at her quarters to get cleaned up she had joined the others at Viktor Ivanov?s quarters. It would have been more enjoyable if it hadn?t been totally obvious that people were desperately trying to relax. The conversation, jokes and laughter reminded her of people at the casino who were on the verge of losing everything. Finally, she had been unable to s
  21. ?[B]It?s been a long time Daniel,[/B]? James stood up and walked around the desk until Daniel was forced to look up from where he was sitting. It was a shame really, to see what he had become; he had had high hopes for him at one point. ?[B]Not long enough.[/B]? Daniel shot back grimly. James leaned back, sitting on the edge of his desk. ?[B]I had hoped you?d be reasonable about this. I can?t change your sentence but I can make the process easier if you allow me to do so.[/B]? Daniel snorted. ?[B]Just get it over with and spare me the hypocritical nonsense.[/B]? ?[B]Think
  22. Determining if one?s sexuality is wrong skirts the issue in my opinion. This may have originally been about whether or not you think it?s wrong, but that scratches the surface of a far more complex issue. At its core I have come to see it more as a civil rights issue where my religious beliefs have no place. This is not something I say lightly either since it took me far too long to realize and recognize it. There have been a lot of cases that denied rights or separated individuals that were incorrect and faulty. For example, women?s rights, black?s rights, etc. All of these addressed un
  23. [quote name='James;822461][font=franklin gothic medium]The problem here isn't the free market system, it's simply that America made a big mistake by deregulating its banking system to the extent that it has.[/font][/QUOTE]I have to wonder how many people really see that, I honestly do. You can't change things like that and expect people to be sensible. If they were, regulations/laws wouldn't be necessary in the first place.[quote name='Allamorph;822547][FONT=Arial']I sincerely maintain that it is not the government's responsibility to rescue any failing company, whether it be local, state-wid
  24. Let see, my signature is just my usual love of beautiful nature scenes. In this case a waterfall in TN. The bit underneath it are people on the boards who's sense of humor, intelligence and maturity all remind me of my daughter. Thus it is my [I]adoption[/I] list since they remind me of her. The title is simply who I am and have been for quite some time and the avatar is merely an extension of the signature. Not much else too it really.
  25. [quote name='Allamorph'][FONT=Arial][I]Someone[/I] woke up on the sarcastic side of the bed this morning. :p[/FONT][/QUOTE]You could say that. Anyway, change the markings to a mixed Siamese cat and you'd be looking at our cat Alexander. Why he loves anything with power running through it I'll never know. [CENTER] [IMG]http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2008/9/8/lightdieturd128654068331945627.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER]
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