I saw one of those questionnaires finally made its way to Shore Leave. (Why Did It Have To Be The One With Every First Letter Capitalized and QUESTIONS IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS???!) I don't normally answer any of those because they're very long so I lose interest a few questions in, but I thought it would be fun to answer as Hypnos, and since I can abuse my godly powers to misuse capital letters myself and cut the questionnaire as short as I like, I couldn't resist:
1. Were you named after anyone?
MY MOTHER WAS NYX, NIGHT ITSELF. I WAS THERE WHEN THE FIRST CREATURE CLOSED ITS EYES IN REST. I AM THE FIRST, I AM ETERNAL, NONE CAME BEFORE ME, AND I WILL BE UNTIL THE LAST CREATURE OF ALL CREATION CLOSES ITS EYES FOR THE LAST TIME. SO NO.
2. When was the last time you cried?
A MAN SLEPT ON WHILE HIS SOULMATE, THE PERSON HE HAD YEARNED FOR UNKNOWING SINCE HE TOOK HIS FIRST BREATH WALKED PAST HIS APARTMENT DOOR, TO THE WINDOW, SOBBING WITH LONELINESS, AND PLUNGED TO HER DEATH. I DID NOT WEEP.
I WATCHED THE PEOPLE OF ATLANTIS SLUMBER PEACEFULLY WHILE THE SHINING SPIRES OF THEIR CITY SLID BENEATH THE WAVES. THEIR BODIES SANK SLOWLY AWAY WITH ONLY BUBBLES TO MARK THEIR PASSING AND STILL I DID NOT WEEP.
TODAY SOMEBODY ASKED ME WHY ANOTHER PLAYER WOULD NOT RETURN HIS MONEY AFTER HE HAD BEEN SO HELPFUL AND CREATED A NEW ACCOUNT FOR HER BECAUSE SHE WAS BANNED, AND I SCREAMED LIKE A NEWBORN HUMAN CHILD.
3. Do you like your handwriting?
WHEN I WRITE IT IS WITH THE SAND OF DREAMS. IT FALLS, SPARKLING UPON MORTALS FROM THE STARS. MY WRITING MIRRORS THE PATTERNS OF CREATION, THE PULSE OF LIFE AND A BEAUTY THAT CAN ONLY BE SEEN AFTER EONS OF OBSERVANCE. I GUESS IT IS OKAY. COULD USE A LITTLE MORE FLOURISH ON MY ZS.
4. What is your favorite lunch meat?
BLACK FOREST HAM
6. If you were another person would you be friends with you?
MY TWIN IS THANATOS. WE ARE ONE, TWO HALVES OF A COIN. ALL CREATURES MUST SLEEP OR THEY DIE. IF ALL CREATURES DIE THERE WILL BE NO SLEEP. WE BATTLE ETERNALLY AND YET ARE NEVER APART. I HATE AND LOVE MY BROTHER, BUT HE IS NOT A FRIEND.
7. Do you use sarcasm a lot? I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION.
11. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? WHAT SHOES?
We had a party at the office recently to celebrate the launch of currency over on Whirled. Unfortunately I didn't get pictures of the police who showed up because they thought we were ravers that had broken into an office building and were having an impromptu soiree. That's always the hallmark of a good party.
Pictures of the party and the awesome stack-of-gold-bars cake can be found here on the Flickr page: Three Rings Bling Party. While chocolate cake isn't normally my thing, I'm rather regretting not trying some now. By reports the bling cake was chocolate, coffee, and lemon frosting. I'll be adding comments and descriptions and the like. Enjoy!
The back room is being painted and prepped, and in addition to feeding the Three Rings clan many styrofoam boxes of Chinese food, we're having a volunteer painting party to celebrate. Here you can see Y!PP artist Greenbones (left) and reformed programmer Hussar (who now is one of those fancy Sheriffs on Bang! Howdy) approaching the next project.
Artist Nemo surveys the new furniture for the war room. Should be exciting to see how the room comes out in the next few months!
I took a picture of the far end of the room here so you all can see how the colors are coming along.