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About FrostElfGuard

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  1. FrostElfGuard

    Has your job ever ruined enjoying a movie?

    I think what upsets us in these accounts is Deus Ex Machina. The writer of these gems needs to move the plot from A to B, and thinks he (or she) can do it quickly by xyz. Well. Turns out xyz is impossible. But the writer doesn't know that. xyz is why I generally can't enjoy computer movies or tv shows. The writers make completely clueless assumptions of the capabilities of technology, and just run with it. Star Trek often does that by using baffle-gab (as the xyz) and making a simple analogy, and bam! Everything is solved! And "understood". Babylon 5 succeeded in telling science fiction stories that made sense. I loved that show, and didn't detect xyz in it (or if it was there, it slipped by unnoticed).
  2. HOW did you find it Frost? I swear I have the only physical copy nowadays. :scratch: I think I used by the wayback machine (a website archive that lets you travel back in time to old posts on the web)... but I did save in email the text at one point or other too. https://archive.org/web/
  3. FrostElfGuard

    "The general"

    Hmm. Trying to find that good first zombie. Bellevue: wolves. I can manage to get one of them, and it dies quickly. I've removed all my poison damage from my attack, as a poisoned AD still suffers poison damage after death. I've taken to the Lost Boy Quest Cave in Southern Bellevue to limit my opponent numbers... (and allow me to quickly get replacements by exiting and entering the cave). However, unfortunately, the wolves in this cave deal poison damage sometimes. I was thinking the Lorinor trail out by Mascarell... but it is above ground. The cave in east Bellevue (Seraphim hidden quest) is okay, but doesn't respawn. Must find a better start point.
  4. FrostElfGuard

    GrimJack's 28 Days Later Knight Vampiress

    Gosh. I missed this reply from 8 YEARS ago! The wolf companion: gets 40% of its level from you. It needs to match in level its opponents... so you need to read enough runes to get its level to match them. You can see what level it will be by hovering over the CA. It's stronger (higher level) at night. Attack CA. Just read 1 rune, and then socket (or shop) for higher levels. Yes. All of them. (CA, skills, LL, WIDD). I don't bother with WIDD myself because I don't like playing that close to death. But, if it floats your boat. I'm playing a 28 Days Later Vampiress right now. This week. 8 years later. Oh: the bats (of any kind) are only really useful in bronze. They never scale up enough to do much, so I'd abandon them... unless you find them pretty.
  5. I voted both the Octogalamus and the Swirling Mist of the Miasma. The Octo would constantly heal itself (I usually play underpowered) and the Swirling Mist cannot be hurt (undead don't last long around my characters). A lot of wait time with Mist-and yes, 3 times fight for the Light path. I voted for 2 of the bosses. I wonder if that will skew the numbers in the poll? Griffin doesn't bother me so much.
  6. FrostElfGuard

    In Search of New Recipes - Cool Yet Flavourful

    Thanks for the ideas guys! They are in my future!
  7. FrostElfGuard

    Eating healthy!

    My Great Aunt lived to be 98. She was careful with her health after her teen years... she had a kidney removed before high school... After that, she was very careful. She carried a bit of extra weight around... always loved her food. She attributed her longevity to morning oatmeal. She sprinkled a tablespoon of "Canadian" ground flax seed on her oatmeal everyday. So, there you have it: Her secret: flax seed. (very good source of healthy oil).
  8. FrostElfGuard

    Can you guess what is 7 millimeters?

    Re: Kidney Stones. I know two people who had them (one had a recurrence). The one without recurrence was a 60-something year old man. His source: strawberries. His kidneys had calcified with some chemical found in strawberries only. He had eaten strawberry jam on toast every day of his life. The toxin that got him was found only in strawberries. So: a good reason to vary your diet. The other fellow was told to stay away from carbonated (soft drinks aka soda) beverages. He loves drinking coca cola. He also has a very high fat diet with minimal fibre. He hates drinking water, and is taking medication to bring his blood pressure down... This is the one with recurrence. This last time the doctor said that there were several different kinds of kidney stones and the key was to know which ones you were prone to. He's not allowed to eat spinach, strawberries, and I think bacon. (But he does have the last two on a weekly basis... so, is set up to have them again.)
  9. FrostElfGuard

    Character permanently paralyzed

    My Dryad has experienced movement lock a few times in the last few weeks. Mostly underneath Seraphim Island. I tried to use Forest Flight to break the movement lock, but that didn't work. FF worked, but Dryad still was locked. I tried various CAs... and eventually she unlocked. I was wondering if stack overflow was causing corruption of the char status. The dryad was running through the lower levels ignoring the monsters (balance.txt set with low monster damge: 10% of normal). Stack overflow could occur from too many monsters spawned in a short period of time. I wondered if it isn't stun lock, but rather a hybrid status of the game thinking you're in shopping (or sign reading) mode. Ending a merchant visit or reading a sign could end the lock (or any other valid end). Any thoughts?
  10. FrostElfGuard

    The Bark Side

    Hm.. I click on this, and get "This video is private." So, I used the words (which disappeared when it could not load) to search on youtube. Got this one, which worked for me in Canada: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc1Ctu5Y9kA Very fun. I like it.
  11. Hi there. I'm in search of recipes to fit my limited (no hot spices, seafood, nor mushrooms) palate. I've tried to limit my gluten to bread and the occasional hamburger... so most will not be very gluteny. Things I've recently tried and found delicious are: Inspired by a visit to a Greek restaurant: 1) Lemon Potatoes (with canola oil, finely minced garlic, squeezed lemon juice and thyme) A soup high in flavour and fibre: 2) Homemade veg soup ("healthy" vegetarian soup powder, drained and rinsed cans of {mixed beans, lentils}, can of crushed tomatoes, some dried peas, 1 head of cauliflower chopped up, diced carrots, and a few quartered thin skin potatoes). Just put all the ingredients in a slow cooker. Top up with water (put a tray below the slow cooker to catch any boil over--just in case). Put in a bay leaf (from the big cheap package, not the small expensive jars) Cook for 4 hours on high, and overnight on low. Serve some, remove from slow cooker. Save the leftovers for days... A soup rich with garlicy goodness (and umami: from the meat ant the tomatoes, yum!) 3) Meat soup: (either {stewing beef + liquid beef soup stock}or ground beef), minced garlic, finely chopped sweet onion (they are honking huge, so maybe use half?), can of drained and rinsed beans (your choice), small can of corn niblets, dimed carrots, can of crushed tomatoes, lentils or dried peas for thickening. Bay leaf to improve the flavour. Salt to taste (recalling that there is salt in the liquid beef stock and that you can add salt to a dish but not remove it...). Cook a dook. Serve. Enjoy! Roast Beef with Vegables 4) Get a roast (when on sale). Pre-heat your oven to 350F. Mince garlic. Use a small bowl to mix garlic and oil and salt. Smear roast with your clean bare hands. Let that marinade in your roast bowl. Peel and quarter your potatoes. Place in a large (veg) bowl for later marinading. Peel and dime carrots, put in your veg bowl. Mince an onion (I like the big sweet onions), put in veg bowl. Coat the vegetables with the oil mix. Place veggies in bottom of roast pan. Put the roast on top. Pour rest of oil mix in bottom of pan. Add 1/2 cup water to bottom of roast pan. Cover with lid. {If you don't have a roast pan, then use aluminum foil with the shiny side in to make a steam trap. } The idea is to trap juices inside for tender meat and vegables. Bake for as long as the internet says you should that much meat. Test with a sharp knife to make sure the meat has reached your desired level of cooking. Let the meat and vegables rest for 20 to 30 minutes before eating. {Resting means they sit on the counter out of the oven, still sealed up--allows them to continue to cook and prevents juices from being squished into the middles of things}. Eat them up! Yum! Steamed Salmon 5) When on sale, buy either a honking huge salmon fillet, or a headless salmon. Make sure it is wild, not farmed (for lower levels of toxins). Pre-heat the oven to 350 if using a glass pan. Mix some dried spices (I read the small bottles in the supermarket that tell you what dishes to use a particular spice in--then I buy the bulky packages that give you much more spice and are cheaper than the bottles) with oil. Coat the salmon with the oil mix. Place in tin foil (dull side out). Squeeze a lemon over the salmon. Cover in domed tin foil. You want to make a dome to trap steam... Put some oil in the bottom of the pan. Cook for 1.5 hours. Test the meat with a fork (it should flake, and there should be no blood). Let rest. {I served this with lemon potatoes. Wow!} I was wondering if anyone had any vegetable ideas specifically...
  12. Can the way back machine be used to uncorrupt the Sacred Wiki (which I seriously miss---as I'm SP playing Sacred 1 (aka 2.28))
  13. FrostElfGuard

    Fake hamburgers

    I've tried veggie dogs and veggie burgers... and liked them. Somewhere in my recent reading I came across the idea that men should avoid soy products. The writer was concerned with estrogen production in men. So, he wanted men to avoid soy. I'm not going to go out of my way to avoid soy sauce, but am now not going to consciously choose tofu or soy to eat. That's all I know. A cautionary idea from a fitness writer.
  14. FrostElfGuard

    The Hobbit Part II trailer

    Very stoked for this one movie too! Can hardly wait!!!