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Neutrality?

Postby Aldus Marius on Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:25 pm

*holds throbbing head*

Amici, when we were first setting this thing up, didn't we decide that we weren't going to hold too closely to any particular timeframe? If this becomes Roman-historical roleplay as opposed to just-plain-Roman roleplay, we'll all have to research events of the chosen era closely, and our characters will have little choice but to dance around them or be part of them.

In the Provinces, on the farms, and even for the ordinary Roman in the City, I don't think it mattered very much who the Emperor was as long as the delivery-carts ran on time. There were cauponae, retired soldiers and fussy civil servants in all eras. I'd wanted to keep this thing generic. If we *have* to have a starting year, perhaps we could each list the time-references we've already made in our characters' posts and see if they can be reconciled?

& >({|:-\ (Marius under a brain-tangle)
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Re: New RP Discussion Thread

Postby Aulus Flavius on Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:11 am

Argh, many apologies. I was thinking along the lines of young Lucius Verus and Commodus. How embarassing... :oops:
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Re: New RP Discussion Thread

Postby Cleopatra Aelia on Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:05 pm

I'll be off for one week on a business trip. So don't worry if you won't hear from me for a while.
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Re: Neutrality or What, hè ? Ghostwriters ? What ?

Postby Formosus Viriustus on Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:41 pm

Salvete Peregrine et Omnes !

Aldus Marius wrote:*holds throbbing head*

That's what you get from getting up before noon, Marius. You should have stayed in bed a little longer.


Aldus Marius wrote: I'd wanted to keep this thing generic.

Agreed. Wasn' that what I proposed - less or more ?

( Say, Marius, how come some 'edits' are visible and others not ? That's what I think I can conclude anyway. Vir Iustus Curius.)


Valete bene !

:?: :?: :?:
( As you migtht have guessed, I can't find that ''Reason for Editing'' Box. - Now I am reacting to a post that has'nt been posted yet - How's that possible ??? )
:?: :?: :?:

( 8) ## '' 'dit me, baby, one more time.'' ## 8) Thought I'd go for the record, while I'm at it. )
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Ghostwriters: a theory

Postby Aldus Marius on Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:48 am

Salvete iterum, Editores omnes!

Say, mi Formose...when you do the edits, do you sometimes fill in the box that says "Reason for editing"? --Because *those* will show up as having been edited. I just tried it. You don't have to tell the world you've made typos or some such; it'll probably accept a dash [ - ] as easily as anything. Worth a try?

Experimentally,
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Re: New RP Discussion Thread

Postby Formosus Viriustus on Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:13 pm

Salvete conludores,

I have made a list of the first L chapters, up to 90320. Might come in handy ? Numbers : date - I have set my clock to GMT ( probably the best time in the world ), so might defer one day from yours ; number of your contribution; page on the board ;

I have not included those posts that were completely [OOC]



    I '' NT '' by Valerius Claudius Iohannes 90131 1 1
    II '' NT '' by Cleopatra Aelia 90131 1 1
    III '' NT '' by Marca Sempronia Pulla 90201 1 1
    IV '' NT '' by Aldus Marius Peregrinus 90202 1 1
    V '' NT '' by Marcus Lupinius Paulus 90203 1 1
    VI '' NT '' by Valerius Claudius Iohannes 90204 2 1
    VII '' Recognition and Readiness '' by Aldus Marius Peregrinus 90305 2 1
    VIII '' NT '' by Cleopatra Aelia 90305 2 1
    IX '' NT '' by Valerius Claudius Iohannes 90308 3 1
    X '' NT '' by Marcus Lupinius Paulus 90311 2 1
    XI '' NT '' by Cleopatra Aelia 90311 3 1
    XII '' Re : Recognition and Readiness'' by Aldus Marius Peregrinus 90312 3 1
    XIII '' NT '' by Marca Sempronia Pulla 90312 2 1
    XIV '' An Open Mind (or maybe just ...) '' by Aldus Marius Peregrinus 90216 4 1
    XV '' NT '' by Marcus Lupinius Paulus 90216 3 1
    XVI '' NT '' by Cleopatra Aelia 90216 4 1
    XVII '' NT '' by Valerius Claudius Iohannes 90216 4 1
    XVIII '' NT '' by Valerius Claudius Iohannes 90226 5 1
    XIX '' NT '' by Marcus Lupinius Paulus 90228 4 1
    XX '' NT '' by Cleopatra Aelia 90228 5 2
    XXI '' Auld Lang Syne '' by Aldus Marius Peregrinus 90303 5 2
    XXII '' A Questionable Character '' by Formosus Viriustus 90303 1 2
    XXIII '' Plus Vini ! Ait Claudius Iohannes '' by Valerius Claudius Iohannes 90304 6 2
    XXIV '' Two-for-One-Special '' by Aldus Marius Peregrinus 90308 6 2
    XXV '' Fire '' by Marcus Lupinius Paulus 90309 4 2
    XXVI '' NT '' by Cleopatra Aelia 90309 6 2
    XXVII '' Luncheon is Served '' by Valerius Claudius Iohannes 90310 7 2
    XXVIII '' Cave Canem '' by Aldus Marius Peregrinus 90310 7 2
    XXIX '' Uproar '' by Formosus Viriustus 90310 2 2
    XXX '' The Rubicon '' by Marcus Lupinius Paulus 90310 5 2
    XXXI '' Thwarted and Thwarted Again '' by Valerius Claudius Iohannes 90311 8 2
    XXXII '' NT '' by Cleopatra Aelia 90311 7 2
    XXXIII '' NT '' by Marcus Lupinius Paulus 90312 6 2
    XXXIV '' Bad Blood '' by Formosus Viriustus 90312 3 2
    XXXV '' An Experiment in Ballistics '' by Aldus Marius Peregrinus 90313 8 3
    XXXVI '' NT '' by Aulus Flavius 90313 1 3
    XXXVII '' Sorry about the chair ! '' by Marcus Lupinius Paulus 90315 7 3
    XXXVIII '' Only Made Him Madder '' by Aldus Marius Peregrinus 90316 9 3
    XIL '' NT '' by Valerius Claudius Iohannes 90316 9 3
    XL '' NT '' by Cleopatra Aelia 90316 8 3
    XLI '' Miraculose esset si liberi abire possemus '' by Valerius Claudius Iohannes 90318 10 3
    XLII '' His Eyes Were On Gods ... '' by Aldus Marius Peregrinus 90318 10 3
    XLIII '' Enough is enough '' by Marcus Lupinius Paulus 90318 8 3
    XLIV '' NT '' by Valerius Claudius Iohannes 90318 11 3
    XLV '' Aufwachen bitte ! '' by Formosus Viriustus 90318 4 3
    XLVI ' NT '' by Aulus Flavius 90319 2 3
    XLVII '' NT '' by Valerius Claudius Iohannes 90319 12 3
    XLVIII '' NT '' by Cleopatra Aelia 90319 9 3
    IL '' NT '' by Marcus Lupinius Paulus 90320 9 3
    L '' NT '' by Cleopatra Aelia 90320 10 3
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Re: New RP Discussion Thread

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:52 pm

Marii - Aulus had asked, and it occurred to me that a name for the Emperor might be germain to the story. No big! We can ignore that bridge until approached, if ever.

Aule Flavii - Your "Argh", whether uttered in commiseration or even repentence, is seconded by myself.

Formose, thou excellent member of the OCDevian Club (I just enrolled thee wil-thou nil-thou): what an excellent list. But let's reassure Marius it doesn't mean the "Play" will be leached out of our Role Play! :wink: If the RP starts to turn into another Census project, then - "LOOK OUT! Angry Wolf!" :shock: But I am thinking I may drop in some missing chapter titles for my posts, when I can.

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Ghostwriters in the Sky

Postby Formosus Viriustus on Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:22 am

Salve Magister Retialis,


Aldus Marius wrote:Salvete iterum, Editores omnes!

Say, mi Formose...when you do the edits, do you sometimes fill in the box that says "Reason for editing"? --Because *those* will show up as having been edited. I just tried it. You don't have to tell the world you've made typhoids or some such; it'll probably accept a dash [ - ] as easily as anything. Worth a try?

Experimentally,



Since you apparently have no idea how all this 'diting business really works, I have retrieved this bit of info for you from the FAQ section :



How do I edit or delete a post?
Unless you are a board administrator or moderator, you can only edit or delete your own posts. You can edit a post by clicking the edit button for the relevant post, sometimes for only a limited time after the post was made. If someone has already replied to the post, you will find a small piece of text output below the post when you return to the topic which lists the number of times you edited it along with the date and time. This will only appear if someone has made a reply; it will not appear if a moderator or administrator edited the post, though they may leave a note as to why they’ve edited the post at their own digression. Please note that normal users cannot delete a post once someone has replied.

Glad to have been of help.


So, no ''Reason for 'diting''-box for us mere mortals then, I guess. We are but will-less and unreasoning puppets in the hands of Fortuna, anyway. And in the hands of the likes of You, who dwell on Mons Olympus and who do have a ''Reason for 'diting''-box, to be filled in at Your own discretion or to be left blank when You just want to mock us by 'diting our posts when we are not looking.

Bene vale et nil desperandum,



PS ( We can mess around with your quotes however )

PPS Ohh, and if you think you are a tough customer, being a Roman, check out this page from the daily life of the Spartans.
Good fun.

http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~sparta/topics/essays/enthusiast/rarmour.htm
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The Accused Responds

Postby Aldus Marius on Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:50 am

Hei!! --I resemble that remark!

1) I do not edit other peoples' posts....
2) ...except to fix an URL or other link so that it works, or...
3) ...(rarely) to replace a 'special' character that isn't displaying correctly with the "character entity" or substitution code that will cause it to show the way it's supposed to.
4) I did, once, colorise a long post that included quotes from several people so that readers could tell what was being said by whom.

When I *have* edited a post (including my own if the content is affected), I put an [Ed. note:] at the bottom so everyone knows I did it. (No 'Reason for Editing' box used or required.)

It would be a breach of your trust and my honor to edit the *content* of anybody's posts but my own. I am a sensitive soul; please don't say that again, even in jest.
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The Apology of Formosus

Postby Formosus Viriustus on Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:41 pm

Dear Marius,

It was never my intent to question neither your dedication, nor your skills and least of all your integrity as a Webmaster And I would never have dared to make jokes about it if there was even a grain of doubt in my mind about all that and if I did not consider you to be a TRUE friend. You, of course, more than anybody else, have made me feel welcome at SVR and you have helped me enormously with several practical problems already where most others would not have bothered to do so. So thanks again for all that.

It may not be much of a compliment, coming from me who has no way of comparing, still, for what it's worth : you are by far the best Webmaster I have ever met and I think SVR may count itself very lucky with having someone like you on board.

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Re: Welcome Home, Paulus

Postby Formosus Viriustus on Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:11 pm

Salvete conlusores,


Paulus wrote :


" You know, you are a dangerous woman! I almost got killed tonight keeping you out of danger."

You keeping her out of danger ? You've got some nerve !

Paulus wrote :

'' We are a kind of fire brigade. This old city has had a nasty history of fires, don't you agree? Well, anyway, we are, as I said, a fire brigade. We protect against fires. But like all valuable things, you pay for the service. Understand?"

You sure you haven't been watching too many Al Pacino movies lately ?

Any news from our dear Pulla, anyone ? I'm getting a bit worried.

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Re: New RP Discussion Thread

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:52 pm

Formose -
No, nothing from Sempronia Pulla - so I reckon:
a. she's simply too busy with her RL; or
b. she got simply too bored; or
c. she's fallen in with a bad crowd over at NR; or
d. she has better things to do!
She, also, was a bit of a sparkplug - the whole RP misses her!

Paule -
Sometimes I think you're the 'prime mover' in this story; nice to meet this "Brutus" friend of yours....

Valete.
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You Asked For It

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:03 am

Salvete, Amici -

So - NOBODY wants to post another episode in the RP, eh? Harumph. Well - I guess I'll just have to post a few EXTENDED soliloquies by that boring old pedant, Iohannes! His milk-toast treatment of philosophizing and weak-kneed rejection of passion will make these upcoming posts really good Hollywood material! Action movie stuff, only without any action at all.

Are we all waiting for each other? Am I, would you say, WAAAAY too anxious?

What will you do if I threaten to have Sponge Bob appear? Hmmm? Anybody? No one ready to re-vivify the RP?!?

Okay.... Valete.
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Re: New RP Discussion Thread

Postby Aldus Marius on Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:06 am

Aww, c'mon, mi Iohanne!! "Revivify", as if it could die over a short weekend! It's my turn, and I will post soon; and, as I'll be introducing some of Marius' tenants, it's going to take some doing...I don't think I should just slap something up there. Give me a few, OK? >`({|8-)

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Re: New RP Discussion Thread

Postby Marcus Lupinius Paulus on Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:17 pm

I was waiting to give Cleopatra a chance to get back from her business trip.
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Re: New RP Discussion Thread

Postby Aulus Flavius on Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:31 pm

Hello all,

Apologies for the tardiness. I've only recently moved and my internet has been less then cooperative over the past few days. I'll endevour to tear through all the posts and get back into the swing of things over the next few days. Again, many apologies.

Sincerely,

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Re: New RP Discussion Thread

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:02 am

Salvete, Quirites omnes -

Bene est, I will send my eagerness out to play elsewhere and wait for Marius's sure pen and new cast of characters; and Paule, that's right, we need Cleo's input, considerate of you to wait; and of course, Aule, one's RL can certainly thwart the RP one's in - no help for that.

And Minerva knows I have a thousand RL officula of my own that need tending to! So I'll bide my time.

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Short version

Postby Aldus Marius on Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:29 am

Salve, mi Flavi!

The short version: We've all escaped the caupona. Medusa made it back to her ludus before curfew; Paulus has just been shaken down in his apartment for protection money; and Marius is dragging (OK, escorting) Iohannes and Formosus to his insula on the Campus Martius, where he's got some rather, um, sturdy tenants. You Have Been Warned! <feg>

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Aack--! We've been overrun by aliens!

Postby Aldus Marius on Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:11 am

Salvete, conlusores!

Wow... Terminator, Alien, and Silence of the Lambs? Our cups runneth over, and not with molten chrome either! Mi Formose, was this the sort of whackiness you had in mind for the "Formosi" thread? --I'm liking it; it reminds me of my old chatroom hijinks, where almost anything could happen--from companionable discussion to Homeric Epic Battles! (With the occasional ghost or werewolf thrown in.) I'd be happy to get Wild and Crazy in "Formosi" or anywhere else you can name, including...(gasp! Drumroll)...our actual Chatroom! (We have one, amici amicaeque; you can get to it from the Index page of the Web site.)

But for the RP I'm fixing to post a description of the insula lupinosam, as noster Iohannes has affectionately dubbed it; Marius' crew doesn't know *what's* going on at Lupinius' flat, so as far as they're concerned the expedition is still on. >({|;-)

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Apocalypse Now Redux

Postby Formosus Viriustus on Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:54 am

FFC : 'Cut ! Cut ! Excellent ! Take five boys ! Now, Sigourney, darling, when you say ''Lemon, if you have it'', could you just ....'

Salve Peregrine,

Yes, somehow we always seem to end up in the wrong thread, dont we ?
So we'll let Roma Mater and Officer Ripley nurse Paulus back to life while you get on with more serious business.

Oh, and that Chatroom or 'Confabulaboratorium' as you call it. Maybe you can get in, but I can't. It says the link is broken. Another SVR mystery ? Or do I have to get the key from the care-taker first ? Is there anything else there than cobwebs and the mummies of long lost members ?

Vale optime !
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