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Postby Curio Agelastus on Mon Aug 04, 2003 11:05 pm

Salvete Mari et Draco,

Well, come to think of it, most people would consider me the opposite of a "Presence", so an Absence would describe me well. But I'm not sure why my statement was so confusing. Although, admittedly, it takes little to enfeeble my mind.

I was simply saying that I had arrived back from holiday, but was now embarking on an archaeology course. As it turns out, I'm able to return home in the evenings, so I'll still be here.

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Postby Aulus Dionysius Mencius on Mon Aug 04, 2003 11:57 pm

Salve Marce

Let me assure you, the only thing about that post was a typing error: as Draco pointed out, you wrote you were an absentia. That should be in absentia naturally.

The following lines of your post were perfectly understandable to me, my friend. And between you and me (which is tricky on a public forum, isn't it ? :wink: )
If others do not grasp the meaning of it, they might have gone :? , me thinks.

Or they are just being ironic bastards... figure of speach (before the inquisiton shows up at my doorstep)

So, it should be clear that the Absence is not feeble minded.
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Postby Gnaeus Dionysius Draco on Tue Aug 05, 2003 11:48 am

Aulus Dionysius Mencius wrote:Or they are just being ironic bastards...


Wow, you figured this out only now? :twisted:

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Postby Aulus Dionysius Mencius on Tue Aug 05, 2003 1:26 pm

Be careful, Draco... or I might use some chinese potion on you the next time we meet.

Heed my words, amice. :twisted:
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Postby Curio Agelastus on Tue Aug 05, 2003 9:01 pm

Salvete Draco et Menci,

I have looked back at the passage in question, and Draco, I don't think there's anything wrong with it. I said IT might not be an absentia (Because I'm back in the evenings) and not I might not be an absentia. So, amice, my mind is not yet enfeebled. Not past its natural rate anyway. :-D

Menci, may I recommend a quarterstaff? It is far more effective for fending off attacks than any potion. Or wordplay for that matter - Draco take note. ;-)

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Postby Aulus Dionysius Mencius on Tue Aug 05, 2003 10:39 pm

Salve Marce

Thanx for the suggestion.I wanted to bring back a three section staff from China, but customs didn't want to hear of it.

The fools even had problems with my nail clipper!! The thing being about 1.5 inches, I would surely murder someone with it... :roll:

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An Absinthia

Postby Aldus Marius on Wed Aug 06, 2003 1:16 am

Heia...!

And as for my pals going coo-coo, ask any of 'em--I'm already the resident Mental Case, to whit:
"You can't drive me crazy, I was born there!!" >({|8-)

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Postby Aulus Dionysius Mencius on Wed Aug 06, 2003 8:28 am

The Left - field Wanderer has a point... :wink:
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Postby Gnaeus Dionysius Draco on Wed Aug 06, 2003 9:32 pm

Marcus Scribonius Curio wrote:Menci, may I recommend a quarterstaff? It is far more effective for fending off attacks than any potion. Or wordplay for that matter - Draco take note. ;-)


At least *I* don't need weapons do defend myself because I've got POWER. Now how is that, you puny mortal!!

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Postby Curio Agelastus on Wed Aug 06, 2003 10:23 pm

Mi Mari, I have never tried to usurp your position, only to carve my own niche. And it's not really disputable that my mind is easily confuddled. Remember the guard at the gate? :-)

Draco, have I ever fought back with anything but wordplay? So if you consider yourself powerful, then by reflection I am equally strong by standing up to you. Dammit, I don't have the ego to believe that.

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Postby Aulus Dionysius Mencius on Wed Aug 06, 2003 10:27 pm

Are u talkin' to *me*, Draco??? :shock:

You powerless nitwit... You couldn't even crush a teletuby with his hands bound on it's back ! :evil: :twisted:
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Postby Gnaeus Dionysius Draco on Thu Aug 07, 2003 2:57 pm

Marcus Scribonius Curio wrote:Draco, have I ever fought back with anything but wordplay?


*points at the scars across his face and chest which have turned him into the abhorrent, hideously scarred monster he is today*

Even in the face of evidence, you keep minimising your own role!

Marcus Scribonius Curio wrote: So if you consider yourself powerful, then by reflection I am equally strong by standing up to you. Dammit, I don't have the ego to believe that.


Good to hear, it seems that I more than make up for your deflated ego then by having an inflated one myself :p.

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Postby Gnaeus Dionysius Draco on Thu Aug 07, 2003 2:59 pm

Aulus Dionysius Mencius wrote:You powerless nitwit... You couldn't even crush a teletuby with his hands bound on it's back !


Why would I even try to crush a Teletubby? You must *really* be bored out of your mind if you want to try *that*! :shock:

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Teletubby (ech.)

Postby Aldus Marius on Fri Aug 08, 2003 2:44 am

A Teletubby, being essentially a beanbag, cannot be crushed.

Ripped open, its plastic face fed to a teething puppy, the 'screen' used for a bookmark and the sawdust comprising its innards scattered to the Four Winds, yes...but not crushed.

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About them BB ranks...

Postby Aldus Marius on Tue Aug 19, 2003 3:43 am

Mi Draco:

What, pray tell, is the rank structure on the Board? I'll need the names of the ranks themselves, as well as the number of posts required to reach each one. So far I've got:


_-_-_-_ SVR Forum Ranks _-_-_-_
I. Auxiliary (to 50 posts)
II. Legionary (to 100 posts)
III. Optio (to 200 posts)
IV. Tesserarius
V. Cornicen
VI. Signifer
VII. Centurion (to 500 posts)
VIII. Tribunus Angusticlavus

Plainly, this is based on my own experience...that'll be why I have no 'XP point totals' for any rank above my own. Pretty please, can you or a helpful Aedilis fill in the blanks?

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Post scriptum

Postby Aldus Marius on Tue Aug 19, 2003 3:52 am

(Post scriptum, for anyone who is interested in the particulars of My Life With Dogs: Curli-Su, my smallest, did a thing I never thought she would: She Outgrew Her First Collar!!! The li'l Size 12 [or was it 10?] I draped around her neck in a private ceremony a year ago...and now she needs a size that other small doggies of mine have worn. Would Pepper's collar fit her...?

(They grow up so fast...!!) [snif] >({|:`)


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Re: About them BB ranks...

Postby Gnaeus Dionysius Draco on Wed Aug 20, 2003 2:36 pm

Salve Mari,

Here is the rank structure of the SVR's forum.

Greek Hoplite (special rank)
I. Auxiliary 20
II. Legionary 50
III. Optio 100
IV. Tesserarius 150
V. Cornicen 200
VI. Signifer 300
VII. Centurio 400
VIII. Tribunus Augusticlavus 500
IX. Primus Pilus 600
X. Aquilifer 700
XI. Praefectus Castrorum 800
XII. Tribunus Laticlavius 900
XIII. Legatus

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I'm Impressed!

Postby Aldus Marius on Fri Aug 22, 2003 11:03 pm

Ave iterum, mi Draco!!

Your ranks system goes a lot farther and deeper than I'd expected--I'm impressed! Of course, I do have my usual pocketful of suggestions...

Your average Centurion in this man's Legion would be mortified...absolutely mortified!...to find himself demoted (you heard me!!) to being a Tribune of any rank. He'll have gone from First Sergeant Topkick all the way back to the end of the line as Lieutenant Wet-ears--and does not the word "Lieutenant", at best, mean a kind of placeholder, like a bookmark, maybe? If we simply *must* subject our Centuriones to such public humiliation (who knows, maybe it builds character), could we at least let them do Laticlavus right after Angusticlavus so's they can get it over with...? >({(:-)

Then that part of the chart would look like this:


VII. Centurion (401 to 500 posts)
VIII. Tribunus Angusticlavus (501 to 600 posts)
IX. Tribunus Laticlavus (601 to 700 posts)
X. Aquilifer (701 to 800 posts)
XI. Primus Pilus (801 to 900 posts)
XII. Praefectus Castrorum (901 to 1000 posts)
XIII. Legatus (over 1000 posts)


...the Tribunates would follow the Centurionate and each other, leaving the Primus Pilus in line for Praefectus and the Praefectus in good position to spook the Legate when he really needs it. [heh heh]

I am glad to see that there is a Primus Pilus rank in there; if I had not seen it, I was going to ask you to create one just for me when I reached the appropriate participation level, like you did with "Greek Hoplite" for Hellenos. (How is he these days, anyway...? I haven't heard from him in quite a while; I didn't run him off or anything, did I?) >({(:-l


Hmm...send me a private message and I'll tell you how you might be able to help with the dog-collar problem, too! (Hint: Two words--'Latin Inscription'.)


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Postby Gnaeus Dionysius Draco on Sat Aug 23, 2003 3:26 pm

Salve Mari,

I'll try to implement these changes this evening. Thanks for the suggestions.

Aelius Rusticus has also resurfaced in the OP itself, btw.

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Promotion

Postby Aldus Marius on Thu Aug 28, 2003 3:21 am

GUESS WHO'S A TESSERARIUS!!!!

(Properly-spelled, too!!)

** Marius spikes a crushed Teletubby and runs off with his arms in the air like a little kid **
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