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11 mos ago
Current Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water Put water into a cup, becomes the cup Put water into a teapot, becomes the teapot Water can flow or drip or crash Be water, my friend --Bruce Lee
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11 mos ago
The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t.
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1 yr ago
Mr. Clark, your daughter is a very good kisser.
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1 yr ago
How much harm has been achieved by people of good intentions?
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1 yr ago
“The Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees Opportunity In Every Difficulty.” – Winston Churchill
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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 47 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. At the very least, my characters are always veterans.

I have been writing for pleasure for at least 30 years, but only got into forum based Role Playing about thirteen 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 a 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 & 2). Later editions came out 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 trained in Krav Maga for six and a half 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. During the seven years I trained, 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. EDIT: I did leave the sport two years ago. :(]

Send me a PM for a Role Play.

--Gunther (AKA: Old School)



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FF2V Soundtrack


1. Penelope’s Song: Put your Records on by Corinne Bailey Rae
2. Rex Black, First Mate of the China Doll: Snake Charmer by Saint Motel
3. Hook the Cook: The River by Blues Saraceno @Gunther
4. The song Cyd is playing: Family by The Chainsmokers & Cygo
5. Skye’s music: The Kids Aren’t Alright by The Offspring
6. Skye’s Music II: Everybody Talks by Neon Trees
7. Rex & Lucky: Ship in a Bottle by Steffan Argus
8. Fall to Pieces by Velvet Revolver @sail3695
9. Skye’s Music III: Hey Brother by Avicii
10. Skye’s Music IV: Under Pressure by Queen
11. Skye’s Music V (A Capella Style): The Ultimate Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean Medley Arrangement by Tom Anderson
12. Salmon Fishing Gone Fishin’ by Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong @Gunther
13. Skye’s Beach Music: Calypso by Beauchamp & Round Table Knights
14. Skye’s MUSIC VI: Our House by DJ FunkyBeak
15. Fishstick Flirtation: Can You Feel the Love Tonight by Cedella Marley
16. Taking Care of Business Part I: Taking Care of Business by D.O.A.
17. What has Rex Been Up To?: Sinners by Barns Courtney
18. Skye-Mall: Shopping by Barenaked Ladies
19. Travis, Abby Travis: Trawlerman by Skinny Lister @sail3695
20. John Kanaka: John Kanaka Really? by Skinny Lister @sail3695
21. Travis, Abby Travis Part 3: Raise a Wreck by Skinny Lister @sail3695
22. Minor Moping, Major Mopping: I Will Survive by Cake
23. Picking Up the Pieces: The Lonely Man by the Daniel Caine Orchestra
24. Step Step Swish: Home by Phillip Phillips
25. Inner Daemons: Steal My Sunshine by Len
26. Plans Over Breakfast, Radio Music: In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company by The Dead South @Gunther
27. We Hit Turbulence; Check That Grill: Turbulence by Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke and Lil Jon
28. Frozen; Take Off Day / Night: Let it Go by Idena Menzel
29. Enroute to Greenleaf: Coming in From the Cold by Bob Marley; @sail3695
30. Joe the Pastry Chef Tending to Peaople's Needs: How You Like Me Now? by The Heavy; @Gunther
31. Enroute to Greenleaf II: Have a Cuppa Tea by The Kinks;
32. Never Count Your Buttons When You're Sitting at the Table: The Gambler Techno Remix; @sail3695
33. A Warm Meal Goes a Long Way: Cold as Ice by Foreigner; @Gunther
34. The Welcoming Committee: Estampa Mexicana by Musica Mexicana; @sail3695
35. Landing Day Late Afternoon: Dongle Song by Kevin Joyce;
36. A Stitch in Time: Bad Reputation by Joan Jett; @Xandrya
37. What Goes Up: Lucas With the Lid Off by Lucas;
38. Number 7: Shake Your Euphamism by Blue Man Group;
39. Hoedown at Hafez's: Stolen Dance by Milky Chance;
40. Lost and Found: Gato Que Avanza by Perro Que Ladra; @sail3695
41. Ready to Rave: Get Ready by Pitbull and Blake Shelton;
42. Music to Face Paint to: Man I Feel Like a Woman by Shania Twain;
43. Wailin’ Youth: Bass Solo by Davie504; @sail3695
44. Turn it up: Turn it Up by Armin van Buuren;
45. Walkin' After Midnight: Walkin' After Midnight by Patsy Cline;
46. Music to Walk Home to: What I Got by Sublime;
47. Wild at Heart, Loved by Papa. Always.: Wildflowers by Tom Petty;
48. Waffles, Waffles, Waffles: Waffle Song by Teen Titans Go;
49. Music to Walk Home To: What I Got by Sublime;
50. Somewhere You Feel Free: Wildflowers by Tom Petty;
51. What Happens in the Lagoon: Do I Wanna Know? by Arctic Monkeys; @wanderingwolf
52. Second Gear: We're Going to Be Friends by Jack Johnson;
53. Welcome Home Pen-Nut: When You Need Me by Bruce Springsteen;
54. The Best Bad Decisions: See How I Miss You by Bruce Cockburn @sail3695
55. Captain's Work is Never Done: Be With Me by Westbound Train; @sail3695
56. Rack 'em Up!: Rack 'em Up by Johnny Lang; @sail3695
57. Win Win: Who's Sorry Now? by Connie Francis; @sail3695
58. In Vino Familia: White Lightning 59 by George Jones; @Gunther
59. In Vino Familia: The Parting Glass by Wailin' Jennys; @sail3695
60. The Wrong Hook: MONSTERS by Shinedown; @Gunther
61. HIT IT!: Trashin the Camp by Phil Collins;
62. Home Sweet Home: Home Sweet Home by Motley Crue;
63. Music to Hands-On-Deck-By: All Hands on Deck by Tinashe;
64. It's Been Real: Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley;

Updated: 25 May 22

I see the bad moon a-risin'
I see trouble on the way
I see earthquakes and lightnin'
I see bad times today

Don't go around tonight
Well it's bound to take your life
There's a bad moon on the rise
Though my eyes could see, I still was a blind man
Though my mind could think, I still was a mad man
I hear the voices when I'm dreaming
I can hear them say
Spirit
Eclipse
Necromancer
We're also easing toward summer. If you've got any major vacation plans (or if one of us is becoming a new mom,) let us know your dates and we'll work on different scenes while you're away. As for myself, while I'm sure there might be a long weekend...

sail

@Xandrya Good luck with your last few months. I know these can be trying. Especially being 8-9 months pregnant when it is very HOT outside. I feel your pain.

My family is taking a vacation to Maine from 10 - 16 July. We rented a house by a lake. I plan to go fishing, hiking, canoeing, swimming and reading books. I am also bringing my laptop. I hope to have time to work on my book. I actually wrote about a thousand words this past week. I am back up to 71,000+ words. I lost 2500 when my flash drive got ruined this past winter. Yea, I now save my book to One Drive (Cloud). With that said, I should be able to post even though I'll be in another state. This vacation is meant to be relaxing. Oh yea, my kids are bringing their AD&D books and dice. They expect me to be the DM. Yea!

Now I need to come up with some adventure ideas for this campaign to Maine. My daughter typically plays a rogue (thief), like her old man and my son plays some sort of a melee/warrior class. Maybe I can talk them into playing two characters at the same time? Anyone want to come to Maine for a week this summer?

My high school-aged daughter was inducted into the National Honor Society this week.
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