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Re: Golden Gifts or Twin Troubles? ((Attn: Calyse, Heersofali, Ozfini, Yeha, Miacca))

sailyn2
 

Kashara was nearby. "I was," she said, feeling proud of Foreth's accomplishment and secretly a bit important for her connection to the Queen.


Re: Party: Pardon My Clumsiness attn Miacca / Ronhim

Mya L. R.
 

On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 7:04 AM kepheren <kepheren@...> wrote:
Well, Arolos Weyr certainly seemed to like it's parties! Ronhim had not been here for very long and had seen the hatching feast which had been a grand affair and now this. It rather made the young man's head spin with all the excitement. Still, for someone with very few social skills and a heavy dose of shyness as well it was also quite the intimidating prospect. As was usual for him he was watching from the outskirts rather than actually participating. He found himself trying to get his bearings and found himself shifting around nervously as new arrivals would crowd in around him.

Such anxiety can be a self fulfilling curse. He was so worried about getting in someones way and trying to give everyone else their space that he accidentally did what he feared the most; stepped right into someone. Being as large and sometimes clumsy as he was this was a common occurrence but Ronhim was so very worried about ruining this grand party that he turned with alarm to see what he had done when he felt the bump. Then his alarm really went into over drive.

It had been a girl he had bumped into. And not just any girl but quite a petite one, or at least petite when compared to his own towering frame. Even more distracting was how very cute she was. Ronhim became immediately tongue tied and flustered though he tried in his own way to set the situation right.

"Please excuse me," he stammered a bit with the words. " I....I did not see..."

The words felt lacking somehow and he stuttered a bit trying to get them out. It didn't look like any harm was done but she was so pretty and so small and what few social skills he had went immediately out the window. Some small part of him did recall seeing her before though. She was another candidate, or so he thought. Like with any other girl he had admired her briefly from afar but didn't think any further about it. Pretty girls in the Weyr had handsome riders and candidates to keep them company, not great clumsy lumps like himself.

"My n...name is Ronhim. You are a c...candidate too?"

Now this deep into it he tried to push on and at least try to get a polite apology out.

Crowds weren't that unusual for parties.  The more people milling around the party, the harder it was to avoid bumping into someone.  Miacca was more impressed that she'd woven through the crowd and made it so long without problem.  So someone bumping into her didn't surprise her that much, especially when she turned his direction and found herself raising her eyes further up in order to just get a better look at him.  His stammer made the apology sound rather sheepish, like he was unfamiliar with how commonplace bumping into someone was during parties.  "These things happen in a crowd, especially when I'm shorter than a person's eye level.  It is easy to see over me, isn't it?"  Miacca assured him, bumping her shoulder against his arm gently.  "Well Ronhim, I'm Miacca and yes I'm a Candidate too."
 

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Re: Golden Gifts or Twin Troubles? ((Attn: Calyse, Heersofali, Ozfini, Yeha, Miacca))

Mya L. R.
 

On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 7:37 AM Ren <wingedadrian@...> wrote:
Heersofali, who had heard the send as well, was just as excited and bounced on his feet. "That's amazing! Wasn't this done once before, Turns ago? I don't remember it myself, but I've heard about it. This is really rare!"

Ozifini, who heard the commotion but hadn't heard the send, came out at the commotion. "What's this, then?"

After the announcement that Foreth was clutching, Miacca had seen uncle leaving the party.  She'd went after him to find out where he'd been heading, only to find out that he was returning to the Dragon Infirmary to be ready if anything happened.  She walked him back there chatting about the fact there was a gold egg, especially his question about her fellow female Candidates.  Soon enough they'd reached the Infirmary and she stood in the Infirmary a moment after having watched Ruogos disappear into the Dragon side of the Infirmary.

Truenoth's declaration about the 2nd Gold egg spread across the Weyr interrupted her pondering about whether she should head back to the party.  Apparently she'd not been the only one that heard it judging from the words that drifted over.  "It was around a dozen Turns ago if I remember right.  That was when Delilath and Myrandith hatched...I wasn't here at that time either."  Miacca spoke up.
 

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Re: Golden Gifts or Twin Troubles? ((Attn: Calyse, Heersofali, Ozfini, Yeha, Miacca))

Ren
 

Heersofali, who had heard the send as well, was just as excited and bounced on his feet. "That's amazing! Wasn't this done once before, Turns ago? I don't remember it myself, but I've heard about it. This is really rare!"

Ozifini, who heard the commotion but hadn't heard the send, came out at the commotion. "What's this, then?"
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Ren's Riders: Arialae, C'fan (Fort), D'cul (AWLM), F'liau, L'nel, L'nix, L'yall, N'met (DH), Ran'omi, R'vbor, S'dren, Talena (ACM), T'eko, T'mah, Vofali (Searchrider), W'rian, Zyreai (Healer), F'lo (FF Weyrling), V'riu (FF Weyrling), S'lion (MD Weyrling)

Ren's Crafters: Diagir (Whercraft), Reitz (Whercraft), Torinael (Healer), Ozfini (Healer)

Are you afraid of the dark? Come play in the Shadow...


Re: Party: Things Are Different Here. attn Kashara / Ronhim

sailyn2
 

Kashara smiled. She could recognize that shell shocked look anywhere. A new Candidate who had never been outside the Hold or Hall, she'd put a bet on it.

"If you've never seen it, it can seem weird," Kashara agreed. "The trick is to learn more. I'm Kashara by the way. Want to talk about it?"


Re: Glad Tidings of Great Joy (attn: Truenoth, Talith, all)

sailyn2
 

Kashara had returned to the party after doing her duty to have something to keep her mind off of the Clutching. Then the news came back.

"I knew there was one gold egg, but not two," she said.


Party: Things Are Different Here. attn Kashara / Ronhim

kepheren
 

Ronhim watched the staff setting up the tables and fetching food at the party with an odd expression. Till very recently that would have been him, only it would have been happening at Arolos Hold than at the Weyr. It was a bit of culture shock for him going from the life of a drudge at a hold to becoming a candidate at the Weyr. There was still a lot he didn't understand and that was only the things he had seen so far! How much more was going on that he hadn't noticed yet which would seem totally alien to him? It made the young man's head swim.

Then one such oddity, at least to his sensibilities, came into view. Two men together, holding hands, whispering together and exchanging tender looks. Ronhim had heard of such things, even seen two men like that before, but always hidden and seeming with a sense of shame. Here they were open and happy and he watched them for a long moment trying to wrap his head around it. Apparently though he hadn't been terribly discrete himself in watching as the shy fellow realized someone had been observing him the whole time.

Turning his glance he caught sight of a young woman who had seen the whole thing. She was quite pretty, which only intensified his social anxiety, and he couldn't really read her expression. Weyr ways were different and Ronhim worried that he might accidentally offend someone. Being shy or not though the situation seemed to call for him to say something by way of explanation.

"Things are different here," he said with a half smile, stuttering on the words a little as he always did when talking to a pretty girl. "I must seem kind of stupid to you folks."

No one had said he was stupid here but plenty had back at the Hold. It was only natural he supposed to think people here would feel the same, especially since he was so out of place.


Party: Pardon My Clumsiness attn Miacca / Ronhim

kepheren
 

Well, Arolos Weyr certainly seemed to like it's parties! Ronhim had not been here for very long and had seen the hatching feast which had been a grand affair and now this. It rather made the young man's head spin with all the excitement. Still, for someone with very few social skills and a heavy dose of shyness as well it was also quite the intimidating prospect. As was usual for him he was watching from the outskirts rather than actually participating. He found himself trying to get his bearings and found himself shifting around nervously as new arrivals would crowd in around him.

Such anxiety can be a self fulfilling curse. He was so worried about getting in someones way and trying to give everyone else their space that he accidentally did what he feared the most; stepped right into someone. Being as large and sometimes clumsy as he was this was a common occurrence but Ronhim was so very worried about ruining this grand party that he turned with alarm to see what he had done when he felt the bump. Then his alarm really went into over drive.

It had been a girl he had bumped into. And not just any girl but quite a petite one, or at least petite when compared to his own towering frame. Even more distracting was how very cute she was. Ronhim became immediately tongue tied and flustered though he tried in his own way to set the situation right.

"Please excuse me," he stammered a bit with the words. " I....I did not see..."

The words felt lacking somehow and he stuttered a bit trying to get them out. It didn't look like any harm was done but she was so pretty and so small and what few social skills he had went immediately out the window. Some small part of him did recall seeing her before though. She was another candidate, or so he thought. Like with any other girl he had admired her briefly from afar but didn't think any further about it. Pretty girls in the Weyr had handsome riders and candidates to keep them company, not great clumsy lumps like himself.

"My n...name is Ronhim. You are a c...candidate too?"

Now this deep into it he tried to push on and at least try to get a polite apology out.


Re: Glad Tidings of Great Joy (attn: Truenoth, Talith, all)

Ren
 

"I'm Rennitz!" The girl introduced enthusiatically, sticking her hand out with a wide grin. "Duty to you and your bronze, of course! Oh, but I am just so excited about these gold eggs. One is exciting enough, but with two... Well, I dare to hope but I've watched three walk right past me, even after I helped to rescue one of them."
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Ren's Riders: Arialae, C'fan (Fort), D'cul (AWLM), F'liau, L'nel, L'nix, L'yall, N'met (DH), Ran'omi, R'vbor, S'dren, Talena (ACM), T'eko, T'mah, Vofali (Searchrider), W'rian, Zyreai (Healer), F'lo (FF Weyrling), V'riu (FF Weyrling), S'lion (MD Weyrling)

Ren's Crafters: Diagir (Whercraft), Reitz (Whercraft), Torinael (Healer), Ozfini (Healer)

Are you afraid of the dark? Come play in the Shadow...


Welcome Party for a 'Craftling' ((All Weyrlings, WLMs, Ambrelli, Z'go, Dytha, and R'bor))

Rosiegirl
 

((Set back on 28.6.30 just before a 2 day rest day ‘weekend’ (like a Friday before a Saturday/Sunday) So this is backdated to a ways *before* Foreth has laid her twin gold clutch.))


It was finally time, after almost a full 2 months since the MD Hatching and the impression of a very unexpected crafter to a green who had been absolutely determined to survive, to welcome that new weyrling/’craftling’ into the barracks with the rest of her dragon’s clutch. Even though he and Ked’son had decided that this move needed to happen early, almost a month ago, Ko’ssen had spent days after day going back and forth on if this was really the best idea for the older weyrling. Yes, Ilexeth needed to socialize with dragons her own age, but the stress Ambrelli might feel of being in the barracks and completely out of her element (which could then get sent to her green even unintentionally) might negate any benefit the socializing might do for Ilexeth. Ultimately, as he’d added when the decision had been made, if this didn’t seem to benefit either Ambrelli or her green they way they’d thought it would and in fact was a hindrance to the pair then they’d reassess the situation and made whatever adjustments needed to be made. 


So, as a welcome for the Dragonhealer and her green as they finally joined the rest of the MD class, Ko’ssen had worked with the rest of the WLM team to set up a welcoming party for Ambrelli as she met the rest of the weyrlings (both the MDs and the FFs). There were no classes today, the beginning of a 3 day ‘rest day’, and Ko’ssen had made sure to contact the kitchen. It wouldn’t be as grand as a Hatching Feast, but he had made sure that it was better fare than any ‘normal’ day. It was a party, after all, and so if he needed to put a couple marks of his Arolos Cup winnings toward it he would.


And, because it was a party *for* Ambrelli (having known that she’d not gotten a Hatching Feast of her own) as well as a bit of a pick-me up after the Gather due to not only the MDs not being able to attend but also with how the Gather Dance ended, Ko’ssen had decided to open this party to not just the weyrlings and WLMs team, but also for Ambrelli’s weyrmate Z’go as well as the Dragonhealer who’d been most helpful to Ambrelli during this transition, making sure that Dytha was invited (as well as Dytha being able to bring a ‘party date’, a man named R’bor...if Ko’ssen had heard correctly). Yes, the MDs were *technically* under seclusion still, but a few extra people at a party wouldn't hurt things for just one day. And, Ko’ssen hoped that these extra guests at the party (instead of being just the weyrlings and WLMs) would help possibly smooth any uncomfortable feelings Ambrelli might have with the situation. 


Ko’ssen had spoken with each class earlier in the week, so that the weyrlings had had all week to look forward to this party, and to plan what they might want to wear (as this was an instance where their weyrling uniform wasn’t required, as long as the outfits worn were appropriate). That had also given the weyrlings an opportunity (if they desired) to add their own flairs to the decoration for the party. 


Over the course of the week he made sure that the Barracks was as clean as it could be (weyrling chores of course!), and around noon the day of the party the decorations were arranged carefully. Colorful ribbons were wound around chairs, pristine white tablecloths were draped over several long tables (some which were for seating with chairs around them while other tables were left open for the food trays that would be delivered), and from the ceiling were a series of numerous paper glow-lanterns just waiting to have the glows refilled and provide soft light for the party. He’d arranged for a long banner over the food tables that said “Welcome JM Ambrelli and Ilexeth’ but along with the decorations by the WLM team there were also some handpainted signs from the weyrlings themselves that were arranged around the barracks as well, a sight that made Ko’ssen smile as he saw the effort being made by the weyrlings to welcome Ambrelli into their ranks.


Beyond the food and decorations, Ko’ssen had also arranged for a few harpers to come and provide music for the party, as well as leaving an area of the floor clear for dancing (because although the MD weyrlings were still restricted to no contact with others, dancing was still possible for them). 


~*~*~*~*~*~*


So, when the time for the party came and people started arriving around the 5th candlemark after midday, right around dinnertime, they’d hear a melody playing from the barracks and the smell of various delicious food would hang heavy in the hot air. Entering the barracks as they looked past all the decorations and walked into the weyrlings ‘dining area’ they’d be greeted by 3 different tables full of food: a table of cold dishes (sliced fruits, salads, and other various cold appetizers), one of carefully covered hot dishes (meat pies, roast heardbeast, seasoned tubers and veggies, etc), and finally a table of pastries and other sweet desserts. Along with this were a variety of drinks: a large klah pot brewing (which was, if Ambrelli noticed, the specific blend of klah she’d introduced him to brewing instead of the normal klah typical of Arolos), as well as a series of different chilled fruit juices arranged in nice pitchers but no alcohol (of course).

Ko’ssen was there, having taken extra care with his appearance and the fine clothing he was dressed in, and as the party goers arrived he’d be there greeting them all with a smile, but he didn’t ‘take control’ of the party or otherwise announce it’s start by standing up and saying anything as they all arrived, letting everyone just arrive and begin to celebrate as they wanted to.



Re: Browns Are Always Best ((Attn: K'sway, Calyse))

Steelsilver
 

"Still not as cold as Northern Weyrs. Most days, the water's really nice." K'sway answered, grinned at her. "If you wanted to go for a swim, you should have told me. I'd have brought towels." 

 Oh so helpful, PrettyGirl chirped and dumped a tiny pawful of soapsand on Calyse's shoulder. "Hey!" K'sway scolded, then motioned to the shore. "You want to sit and sun on the shore a little? Maybe dry off? Sorry about that."


Golden Gifts or Twin Troubles? ((Attn: Calyse, Heersofali, Ozfini, Yeha, Miacca))

 

Calyse spent the majority of her time in the Infirmary, her home away from home. There was always work to be done, and though it often wasn't the most exciting, that suited her just fine. Excitement was *not* what she had come south in search of, but it found her all the same. She carried a tray of freshly cleaned and folded bandages down the hallway on her way to deliver them to the newly tidied room when Truenoth’s message went out across the Weyr. 


She stopped dead in her tracks, nearly tripping over herself in surprise. A few of the bandages fell from her neat stack, tumbling to the floor. In other circumstances she would have been annoyed as those were no longer usable, but the dragon’s words rang in her head - and she knew a dragon when she heard one. The birth of a queen was so rare an event it was often celebrated, but this..? Calyse had never witnessed something quite so incredible and so terrifying. Shock was etched plainly on her face to any observer as she blurted out the words, unable to control herself.

“T-two! Faranth be praised, *twin* golds! How can this be?”


Re: Browns Are Always Best ((Attn: K'sway, Calyse))

 

Calyse quickly took the offered hand, using his help to pull herself back to standing. She couldn't have been more drenched without diving in headfirst, ugly uniform clinging to her skin and dripping. Wet hair matted to her face, she brushed it aside with her free hand. "Shards! That's colder when you go all-in," she sputtered, appraising herself with a glance down at her clothes. Only then did she realize she hadn't let go of K'sway's hand yet, cheeks coloring instantly as she moved to retract her hand. "Th-thanks," Calyse's voice was suddenly quiet, timid. 


On Sun, Jul 19, 2020, 5:45 PM Steelsilver <theglitteryone2@...> wrote:
"I'll thee what I can do." K'sway started to promise. "If you don't Impress, I'll-" he started to add, but then Sixanth sneezed, and Calyse yelped. 

 "Hang on!" He called, splashed quickly around to his brown's other side, pausing only a moment before offering a hand up. "Are you okay?" He asked. 

 ((She's *fine*.)) Sixanth grumbled.


Re: Browns Are Always Best ((Attn: K'sway, Calyse))

Steelsilver
 

"I'll thee what I can do." K'sway started to promise. "If you don't Impress, I'll-" he started to add, but then Sixanth sneezed, and Calyse yelped. 

 "Hang on!" He called, splashed quickly around to his brown's other side, pausing only a moment before offering a hand up. "Are you okay?" He asked. 

 ((She's *fine*.)) Sixanth grumbled.


Re: Glad Tidings of Great Joy (attn: Truenoth, Talith, all)

Jessica Freise
 

V'drare's lips twitched as he watched the poor sod in question wipe at himself. His attention turned to the Candidate and he smiled down at her, eyes warm with the news.

"Yes, yes, it was.... I don't believe we've met."

On Jul 19, 2020, at 7:19 PM, Ren <wingedadrian@...> wrote:

Rennitz promptly spat out her drink on the poor sod she'd been talking to at Truenoth's announcement. First of all, Foreth had clutched?! Second of all there was a GOLD egg?!? Third of all, there were TWO GOLD EGGS?!?!? She eagerly turned to the next person who wasn't dripping in her wine and gleefully exclaimed.

"Did you hear that?! Two gold eggs! That flight wasn't a disaster, it was a Faranth-sent miracle!"
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Ren's Riders: Arialae, C'fan (Fort), D'cul (AWLM), F'liau, L'nel, L'nix, L'yall, N'met (DH), Ran'omi, R'vbor, S'dren, Talena (ACM), T'eko, T'mah, Vofali (Searchrider), W'rian, Zyreai (Healer), F'lo (FF Weyrling), V'riu (FF Weyrling), S'lion (MD Weyrling)

Ren's Crafters: Diagir (Whercraft), Reitz (Whercraft), Torinael (Healer), Ozfini (Healer)

Are you afraid of the dark? Come play in the Shadow...


Re: Glad Tidings of Great Joy (attn: Truenoth, Talith, all)

Ren
 

Rennitz promptly spat out her drink on the poor sod she'd been talking to at Truenoth's announcement. First of all, Foreth had clutched?! Second of all there was a GOLD egg?!? Third of all, there were TWO GOLD EGGS?!?!? She eagerly turned to the next person who wasn't dripping in her wine and gleefully exclaimed.

"Did you hear that?! Two gold eggs! That flight wasn't a disaster, it was a Faranth-sent miracle!"
--
Ren's Riders: Arialae, C'fan (Fort), D'cul (AWLM), F'liau, L'nel, L'nix, L'yall, N'met (DH), Ran'omi, R'vbor, S'dren, Talena (ACM), T'eko, T'mah, Vofali (Searchrider), W'rian, Zyreai (Healer), F'lo (FF Weyrling), V'riu (FF Weyrling), S'lion (MD Weyrling)

Ren's Crafters: Diagir (Whercraft), Reitz (Whercraft), Torinael (Healer), Ozfini (Healer)

Are you afraid of the dark? Come play in the Shadow...


Glad Tidings of Great Joy (attn: Truenoth, Talith, all)

Aaron
 

Truenoth was absolutely beside himself with joy over the clutching of a second golden daughter. His relief in seeing Foreth lay her egg compounded that mirth.

He bugled loudly and could not refrain from announcing –

((I have the great honor to tell you all that I have sired upon Foreth two golden daughters whose eggs now harden on the Hatching Sands!)) He paused for a moment. ((Talith helped. My friend, Talith, helped. My thanks to him and to the dam of my... of our clutch. Take joy, my friends and colleagues. There is one more reason to celebrate today.))


Re: Every Party Needs A Wallflower Att: Andronda/D'cul

Ren
 

"Thank you." D'cul at least had the grace to select a seat a distance from the woman that was both not too close and not too far away as to seem as though he were avoiding touching her. "How are you? I know our dragons have met, as Seteieth is fond of telling me about your gold, but we have not yet I don't think. Your accent places you... Telgari? Forgive me if that's rude."
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Ren's Riders: Arialae, C'fan (Fort), D'cul (AWLM), F'liau, L'nel, L'nix, L'yall, N'met (DH), Ran'omi, R'vbor, S'dren, Talena (ACM), T'eko, T'mah, Vofali (Searchrider), W'rian, Zyreai (Healer), F'lo (FF Weyrling), V'riu (FF Weyrling), S'lion (MD Weyrling)

Ren's Crafters: Diagir (Whercraft), Reitz (Whercraft), Torinael (Healer), Ozfini (Healer)

Are you afraid of the dark? Come play in the Shadow...


Re: So, I Have An Idea... Att: R'tal/N'yx

Laura Walker
 

"All right then." R'tal leaned back in his chair. Despite his best efforts to hide it there was still something in his expression between sympathy and pity. Everyone knew that it just took one bad Fall to end up like N'yx. Mostly people just flew their whole lives trying to forget it. "Let's hear it. Sit down -- would you like a  drink?"


On Sun, Jul 19, 2020 at 11:50 PM Jerzy Tobin <jerzytobin@...> wrote:
> There rarely was an actual quiet moment at R'tal's office. Seeing him usually involved a certain amount of questioning by the bluerider he had stationed just outside to deter the timewasters and even then being told to wait if not outright being put off for another day. Eventually though he was waved in and R'tal smiled at him over the desk.
>
> "How are you finding the Weyr?"
>
"Pretty well, thank you, Sir.  I think it helps that I grew up in
Igen, even though I Impressed in High Reaches.  I'm getting used to
the heat a lot faster, though the humidity is something to get used
to," N'yx said as he saluted R'tal.  "I don't mean to steal your
valuable time, but I had something that I'd like to discuss with you,
if possible."


--
"Life is NOT a journey to the grave with the goal of arriving safely
in a prettily preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways in a
shower of gravel and party shards, thoroughly used, utterly exhausted,
and loudly proclaiming: "F*** ME, that Rocked!!" -unknown

Whizzy: Jerzy
Aim: Yue146





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.


Re: Every Party Needs A Wallflower Att: Andronda/R'tal

Laura Walker
 

R'tal dropped his voice to a murmur now, hooking his chair slightly closer to the table. "Foreth is Clutching. She got called at the last minute."


On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 12:08 AM Jerzy Tobin <jerzytobin@...> wrote:
> "You're a goldrider and someone tried to stab the Weyrwoman. Less obvious, and more understandable caution I would say." He turned to smile at her and dropped his voice to a quieter tone. "For what it's worth, I'm just as glad Kassia isn't here. But she doesn't need to know that."
>
Andronda blinked, confused.

"Kassia isn't here?  But it's her party!"

She honestly hadn't noticed it until R'tal had pointed it out.
Andronda had just assumed that she hadn't spotted the Weyrwoman
walking around yet because she wasn't really paying attention, and
that the other woman was actually socializing, since this was, after
all, her celebration.  It hadn't occurred to her that Kassia hadn't
shown up at all.


--
"Life is NOT a journey to the grave with the goal of arriving safely
in a prettily preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways in a
shower of gravel and party shards, thoroughly used, utterly exhausted,
and loudly proclaiming: "F*** ME, that Rocked!!" -unknown

Whizzy: Jerzy
Aim: Yue146





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.