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tancred: That's pretty cool, Christain! Maybe your friend could portray a Turcopole or something similar? I'm sure you've been full of good advice for his armor kit. Jan 27, 2020 6:06:40 GMT
christain: He bought a H/T EMSHS and a Deepeeka Great Helm, and is currently waiting on a gambeson, tunic, and cape. Maybe some mail later on. 8-) Jan 26, 2020 23:54:56 GMT *
christain: DNA is over-rated. It's not who made ya, it's what you make of yourself. I've got an African-American buddy that's currently putting together a full Crusader kit. (And YES, I got him into it. :D ) Jan 26, 2020 23:47:43 GMT
RufusScorpius: Hey, I got cha DNA right here, buddy! Eh? Jan 26, 2020 21:56:08 GMT
treeslicer: Somebody run a swab over Scorpy's chinstrap, we need some DNA. (:)) Jan 26, 2020 20:26:11 GMT
treeslicer: Could something unspeakable involving Celts and wolves (without a Trojan in sight anywhere) account not only for the sudden appearance of the Romans, but shed some light on the legends as well? Time to solicit a grant... (rofl) Jan 26, 2020 20:22:04 GMT
RufusScorpius: That's better! I demand only the highest quality put downs and smack talking. Jan 26, 2020 19:40:30 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: "Proper Insult"? That's the name of my throwing axe! It stops Roman sophistry unfailingly! Jan 26, 2020 16:10:57 GMT
RufusScorpius: K, now you're not even throwing proper insults. Honestly. Even subhuman barbarians can do better than that. Jan 26, 2020 12:18:58 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: Perfectly logical: If a Pict grooves in a cave together with several species of small furry animals gathered together he's probably not as large scale as other men (except the tiny Romans of course!). Jan 26, 2020 6:25:47 GMT *
ouroboros: Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving With a Pict?? Jan 25, 2020 22:31:54 GMT
RufusScorpius: I've heard that picts aren't as large scale as other men Jan 25, 2020 17:17:52 GMT
christain: I think that the notion of Picts fighting naked and covered in Woad is a bit exaggerated. I don't think it was as common as many are led to believe. Same as some notions about Viking Berserkers. I'm sure it all happened, but not on a large scale. Jan 25, 2020 16:37:17 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: Naked in northern Scottland you don't need dye or tatoos to have blue skin! Jan 25, 2020 14:53:24 GMT
ouroboros: Blue skin dye counts as clothes, right? Jan 25, 2020 14:15:28 GMT
RufusScorpius: I promise to leave the Picts alone if you promise to put on some clothes Jan 25, 2020 13:23:50 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: Ah Pfannkuchen, will have had some for lunch today... (but not Berliners, just thicker Crêpes) Jan 25, 2020 7:31:05 GMT *
treeslicer: Actually, JFK expressed it correctly for where he was. Now pass the Pfannkuchen. Jan 25, 2020 5:19:38 GMT
Quillon: “Ich bin ein Berliner” 🍩
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treeslicer: So did you transfer into German then, too? I had enough of French in first year, trying to pronounce barbarisms like "Moi non plus" like the Froggies do. (rofl) Jan 25, 2020 4:09:16 GMT