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Current "There is only one god, and his name is Death. And there is only one thing we say to Death: 'Not today'." ―Syrio Forel
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"The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place." -- Helen Keller
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"Suicide does not end the chances of life getting worse. Suicide eliminates the possibility of it ever getting better."
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"May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." --George Carlin
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“Sometimes, on our way through the world, we meet someone who touches our heart in a way others don't.” ― Philip Reeve
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I am a veteran of the United States Army and the US Army National Guard. I spent three years on Active Duty serving in the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Ft. Carson, CO and 3rd Armor Division at Kirch Göns, West Germany. I spent 18 years in the Army National Guard with the 26th Infantry Division "Yankee" and 29th Infantry Division (Light), "The Blue and the Gray". I was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina with the 29th ID (L) in 2001 - 2002. I have also been reading military history articles and books for over 44 years. I do prefer Military Role Plays over all other genres, primarily because I have a vast knowledge on the subject to include personal experiences.

I have been writing for pleasure for at least 30 years, but only got into forum based Role Playing about eleven years ago. I do enjoy Nation Role Plays and get into minute detail when designing my military. The only reason I enjoy excruciating detail in my militaries is because for me, it is fun. My education and experience on this subject affords me the insight to see the depth in the structure. It is not just a general and large pile of soldiers. If someone wants assistance in designing an army, navy or air force, please send me a PM. I will help. Please specify what level (echelon) or depth you would like me to go. When I say echelon, I mean Army, Corps, Division, Brigade/Regiment, Battalion/Squadron, Company/Troop/Battery, Platoon and Squad/Section.

When I was a student in High School, I used to play Dungeons & Dragons (Edition 1). Later editions came out years after I quit that game. I do have an interest in Tolkien-esque fantasy styled Role Plays as well. Time travel has always been a fun genre for me, but to do it well, one must have a firm grasp of historical facts. I love doing this form of role play, especially since I have a solid foundation on the past.

There are only a few fan fictions I will participate in; Star Wars and Star Trek are two of them. I want to do an exclusively Klingon RP one of these days. I also avoid Canon characters.

I have real world martial arts experience. I would love to write an RP about hand to hand combat; no fantasy magic chit, just hands elbows, knees and feet. Maybe the occasional head butt thrown in to mix things up. I have been training in Krav Maga for six years. I earned a first degree black belt in Krav Maga on 3 June 2017.

Krav Maga is an Israeli martial art form that employs practical self defense techniques drawing forms & techniques from Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jistu and Taekwando. It is very brutal, demanding and aggressive. In the past six years, I have bruised two ribs, sustained several muscle pulls and various lacerations and bruises over my body. I have received a sprained ankle and a fractured wrist. Before the first black belt test, I received a bone bruise to my right shin; where my round house kicks impact. Yet, I am stupid enough to continue training. Regardless of the physical pain, it is more fun than any other physical activity I have engaged in. Fortunately, the bone bruise healed up prior to the third and final test.

Send me a PM for a Role Play.

--Gunther (AKA: Old School)



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Spent the day with my youngest daughter and her friends at a village stuck in the early 19th century.
I enjoy eating spinach. I also love eating spinach omelettes.
@GuntherI only saw the original Jumanji with Robin Williams.

I thoroughly enjoyed the original Jumanji movie. There is a reference to his character in the new movie. I love Robin Williams. I wish he were still with us. :( This new version of Jumanji is equally hilarious. With a cast like Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Kevin Hart it is a frickin' riot!

Is that a Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle reference?

Yes. Ruby Roundhouse is a character in Jumanji.

I never want to be a mod, anywhere.
Does anyone get the "Ruby Roundhouse" reference?
Whatever @Ruby Roundhouse does, I wish the best for her.
my heart sank when I had heard notre dame was on fire. despite the fire being put out, there was still hundreds of history gone up in smoke. That steeple can be rebuilt, sure, but it will never be the same. :(

/same. Sad day indeed. :(

Today is my youngest daughter's 9th birthday.

Sergeant Park looked up the tower that did indeed have a phallic appearance to it. He smiled at that dildo reference. He could see fire pouring out of the structure hitting the platoon’s vehicles and amongst the soldiers frantically trying to remain behind cover. “Roger that!” Park yelled. “Let’s keep up the fire on that location!”

Park reached for his radio intending to report to higher. Undoubtedly Warrant Anderson was well aware of the location. In fact, video feeds were beginning to come in from the drones hovering overhead. The track commanders starting urging their gunners to place fire on now known enemy locations. ‘Track commander,’ Park thought to himself. ‘Tough to call these guys track commanders anymore. There isn’t any track.’ He got a chuckle out of that notion.

The image of the battlefield in front of him began to unfold. The second and third platoons were facing what appeared to be an overstrength platoon of the enemy well emplaced scattered across their front. The first platoon on the right end of the line were facing another over strength platoon. There may have been well over a hundred Salvesh to Bravo Team’s front. Another two company’s worth of strength extended east and west of the company revealing that the infantry heavy task force was facing about a battalion strength of Salvesh entrenched in the buildings to their front.

Some high energy round impacted immediately to the front of Sergeant Brian Park, spraying dirt in all directions. A fragment of something bounced off Park’s helmet snapping his head back. Although it made his neck sore, he was fine. He pulled up his rifle and fired in the direction of the enemy. A second round glanced off the track to his right and impacted with the ground sending another shower of debris across the squad. This time, a small piece of metal fragment imbedded itself into his backside causing the Korean American to real over in pain. “Medic! Something hit me!” It was blisteringly painful. He focused on the pain forcing himself to remain still.

Meanwhile, Captain Otto communicated his observations to the Task Force Commander who then sent infantry companies left and right to fill in where the Salvesh defensive line was formed. He held his armor in reserve waiting for an opportunity to use them. One platoon pulled up behind TF Cox and provided supporting fires.

@CaptainBritton
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