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#27 Oct 26 2012 at 5:50 PM Rating: Good
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Wiki article says they can be visible ghosts or animated corpses. Because this debate also got me lost in wiki articles, it seems the primary difference between a large variety of monsters is their behavior and their origin.

Zombies generally refer to largely mindless, anonymous creatures--in most pop culture, zombies don't have personal connections to their targets.

Revenants, on the other hand, seem to rise specifically to target those who they were close with in life (though that's a later addition to the folklore).

Draugr (Norse for "ghost) are, ironically, animated corpses. But the concept is that they guard their own graves from robbers, as Norse burial send them into the afterlife with a great deal of wealth. Draugr would, on occasion, leave their crypts at night to attack the living (almost always leading to horrific killings), but it seems this was usually out of revenge or jealousy. But it doesn't necessarily say this is personal, like with the Revenant, but rather suggests that all Draugr end up loathing the living. They share the feature of an insatiable appetite (perhaps a symbol of their desire for life) with modern zombies.

There are WAY more, of course. Because many, many (if not most, or even all) cultures have legends of the dead returning. I just chose these because they are the ones I see most frequently in media.
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#28 Oct 26 2012 at 7:10 PM Rating: Good
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If Frankenstein is a revenant, where's his missile launcher?

Edited, Oct 26th 2012 9:10pm by Siesen
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This storm has taught me that people on the east coast are not as prepared for bad weather as I thought. I work in a data entry/call center that's working for Home Depot. The place was going crazy today with people calling in wanting generators installed TODAY, haha. "Yeah, we'll get ole Fred right out there".


We told our biggest client over the summer they needed a diesel generator capable of at least 8 hours installed, because they have several hundred thousand dollars of IT equipment at this point, and last time they had a bad power outage it almost completely wrecked their brand new VMware cluster.

Generator was installed earlier this month. Smiley: nod Although our impact from this storm is unlikely to be more than a lot of rain, we're prepared!
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#30 Oct 29 2012 at 8:34 AM Rating: Good
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I'd been following this story with hope that the crew of this ship would be able to save her, but they're being evacuated as the vessel is taking on water

The Bounty is a replica of the HMS Bounty. It is one of the premier ships in the Tall Ship tours and has starred in a couple movies. Many of you have probably seen it. Smiley: frown
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#32 Oct 30 2012 at 7:23 AM Rating: Good
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Cocaine is **** of a drug.

Oh, and the power outage last night was fun, but since most of the household was asleep didn't really mess with anyone but me.

Edited, Oct 30th 2012 9:24am by lolgaxe
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Cocaine is **** of a drug.

Oh, and the power outage last night was fun, but since most of the household was asleep didn't really mess with anyone but me.

Edited, Oct 30th 2012 9:24am by lolgaxe
We lost power about ten last night. It was still out when I came into work this morning. I didn't get to shower. I feel dirty.


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#34 Oct 30 2012 at 8:11 AM Rating: Good
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Not going to let an military armory go without power for any stretch of time. We got, you know, important work to do.

But mostly lots of guns and alarms.
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#35 Oct 30 2012 at 9:38 AM Rating: Decent
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Didn't lose power at all, which is strange because hour house is all Swiss Family Robinson-style in the woods and we usually do lose it in any large storm.
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Our power only went out for about 5 minutes last night. We had some flooding in the basement, but able to pump most of the water up. What water is left is being soak up by the clement floor and fans are being used to dry the floor. Jonwin is cleaning up the mess left by the flooding now, having made sure to bring home extra trash bags from work Sunday.

We got some sleep between checking on basement and 3 cats. Our newest cat Bella, is being kept in my studio until they get use to each others scent, though at night we have her sleep with us, while locking the other 2 cats out of the bedroom. Most of the night, Bella had to stay alone in studio, as we slept down in the living room for safety. When around 5 am, we finally felt it was safe to sleep up in bedroom, Bella quickly settle down across my neck. Thankfully she is a very small calico, who like to wash my face for me and keep me warm.

We're stuck home, as Jonwin can't get to work due to flooding around the USS Constellation and Mayor closed roads to non emergency traffic. Hoping that tomorrow city life will be back to normal, as I been looking forward to going to Halloween party.
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#37 Oct 30 2012 at 1:21 PM Rating: Good
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Our power only went out for about 5 minutes last night. We had some flooding in the basement, but able to pump most of the water up. What water is left is being soak up by the clement floor and fans are being used to dry the floor. Jonwin is cleaning up the mess left by the flooding now, having made sure to bring home extra trash bags.


Glad you guys got off light. We lost power around 7 PM yesterday and are still out, but we were entertained with the soothing melody of every transformer in a 2 mile radius nearly exploding at the same time.

Edit: Just got power back around 4 PM. Smiley: yippee

Edited, Oct 30th 2012 4:09pm by Shaowstrike
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#38 Oct 30 2012 at 2:46 PM Rating: Decent
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The power flickered a couple times here, but never went out. There is flooding for those silly enough to not live on a hill, I'm not one of them. The only real effect on me from this storm is that my copy of AC3 is sitting in a warehouse in Delaware instead of amusing me. It's a minor thing, especially compared to what others are going through, but if it hadn't happened I wouldn't have even noticed this storm.
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Thankfully, my power stayed on the whole time. Whew!
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#40 Oct 30 2012 at 10:33 PM Rating: Good
Hurricane Party at my hotel in Boston. And by "party" I mean all hands on deck, working extra shifts, & staying in the hotel when not working.

So I pretty much just got off a 36 hour shift. The joys of being salaried in an industry where the business never closes...

Could be worse though, as our properties in NYC aren't having much fun.
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Hurricane Party at my hotel in Boston. And by "party" I mean all hands on deck, working extra shifts, & staying in the hotel when not working.

So I pretty much just got off a 36 hour shift. The joys of being salaried in an industry where the business never closes...

Could be worse though, as our properties in NYC aren't having much fun.


Maybe you should let a few hookers slide past; you know, stress relief for the overworked staff. Smiley: sly
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#42 Oct 30 2012 at 11:21 PM Rating: Excellent
Hey I'm going to Boston on Monday, how are things?
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#43 Oct 31 2012 at 4:54 AM Rating: Good
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Hey I'm going to Boston on Monday, how are things?


Just fine! PM me if you need a hotel room, I'm people who knows people.

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Maybe you should let a few hookers slide past; you know, stress relief for the overworked staff.


I only stop the hookers that are idiots. Ya know, the ones that aren't discreet, or solicit in the bar, or don't know the ******* NAME of the person they're here to see, or if they've setup shop in the hotel for incalls. Or if I suspect they're hookers taking in calls & I can find their picture on backpages.com or they're "accepting appointments in Boston" on their personal **** star website. All of which I've done at one point or another.

Edited, Oct 31st 2012 6:58am by Omegavegeta
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Ya know, the ones that aren't discreet, or solicit in the bar, or don't know the @#%^ing NAME of the person they're here to see,
"I need to know which Mr. Smith you're here to see."
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#45 Oct 31 2012 at 1:50 PM Rating: Good
They usually don't even know their first names, if they even speak english. I found one wandering a floor once searching for a room we didn't have & no name once and was nice enough about getting her to leave & she broke down, slumped to the floor, & started wailing in Mandarin.

Another time, the girl couldn't get in without a key after hours, so she buzzed the intercom but didn't know the name on the room, so we couldn't let her in. Her madam called, I transferred her to the guest's room, & I guess he changed his mind so he called down & refused further calls. She called back, I informed her he refused her call (you can't dial direct to rooms without going through me), & she didn't take no for an answer.

She must of been a telemarketer on the side, as she proceeded to call bomb the hotel, tying up all of the lines going in, & literally frying our telephone system, which of course set of the fire alarm.

Good times.
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#46 Nov 02 2012 at 5:34 PM Rating: Good
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Just got power back. That was an annoying four days.
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We never lost power, but our furnace just quit out. Probably ran out of fuel. Smiley: disappointed
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Omegavegeta wrote:

I only stop the hookers that are idiots. Ya know, the ones that aren't discreet, or solicit in the bar, or don't know the @#%^ing NAME of the person they're here to see, or if they've setup shop in the hotel for incalls. Or if I suspect they're hookers taking in calls & I can find their picture on backpages.com or they're "accepting appointments in Boston" on their personal **** star website. All of which I've done at one point or another.


Things that Omega has done:

Wasn't discreet, solicited in the bar, didn't know the NAME of the person he was there to see, set up shop in the hotel for incalls, Took in calls, had his picture on backpages.com, and has "accepted appointments in Boston" on his personal **** star website! Smiley: lol
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#49 Nov 03 2012 at 8:42 PM Rating: Good
I was a ***** in my youth. Paid well, but the benefits sucked.
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I was a ***** in my youth. Paid well, but the benefits sucked.

Wait, so the benefits sucked, and not you? Were you let go for not doing your job? Smiley: lol
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Omegavegeta wrote:
I was a ***** in my youth. Paid well, but the benefits sucked.

Wait, so the benefits sucked, and not you? Were you let go for not doing your job? Smiley: lol
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