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    Ungod reacted to Chewett in Day 11 - Marind Bell and friends   
    Voting has taken place and the judges have decided on:
    1st Place - @Tissy
    2nd Place - @Aia del Mana
    3rd Place - @Steno
    All participants will get 5 plushies:
    Aelis, Tacitamuta, Ailith, Ungod, Tissy, Aia, Steno
    Thank you all for participating. I will contact those separately.
     
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    Ungod reacted to MaGoHi in I AM HUNGRY (again)   
    REWARDS!!!!!! (sorry was busy)
     
    1.LAZARUS -5SC, Anni
    2.AILITH -5SC, Anni
    3.DEMONIC GOD -5SC, Anni
    4.TROLA - 5SC,
    4.MIQ - 5SC,
    6.TISSY - 5SC,
    7.STENO - 5SC,
    7.CHEWETT - 5SC,
    9.UNGOD - 5SC,
     
    firstplace gets to pick one thing from reward pool then second and so on:
    reward pool of tastyness:
    One gold coin 3 random RP items Some spell stones ( i couldnt decide what so you otta see what chew will give you) 3 tokens applied to any creature (will need the IDs to add them) LR Archer next is TROLA and MIQ since they are on the same place i'll do an unfair first come first serve @Trola @Miq
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    Ungod got a reaction from Chewett in Couple Bugs   
    all good
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    Ungod reacted to Ailith in A new value unit - donating hours of my life :)   
    If anyone adds to existing menus, please forum message me so I can update the menus on my notes.
    Please also message me with details of details of arranged lectures and attendees, so I can keep a calendar and ensure there is an up to date list for coins owed.
    Thanks
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    Ungod got a reaction from Lazarus in Xie He's Six Canons   
    Today I found about this Chinese painter who laid out 6 laws for drawing:
    1. Engender a sense of movement through spirit consonance.
    2. Use the brush with the bone method.
    3. Responding to things, depict their form.
    4. According to kind, describe appearances [with color].
    5. Dividing and planning, positioning and arranging.
    6. Transmitting and conveying earlier models through copying and transcribing.
    To me, these are pointers on how to draw, how to compose and how to train yourself in the art. However, this might be wrong, because as I read, this was written using a small amount of characters. If anyone knows more...feel free to correct me.
    (why these laws are important...I read DaVinci describing 'good drawing', talking about perspective and shading, but his observations were not only more technical, but also involved mathematics. It's not like the basic theory is that much different - for example, DaVinci talks about the importance of knowing the underlying structure, the skeleton, just as Xie underlines it in nr.2. It's that these older tenants can be taught easily, while Renascentist art has added dimensions to drawing)
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    Ungod got a reaction from Tissy in Xie He's Six Canons   
    Today I found about this Chinese painter who laid out 6 laws for drawing:
    1. Engender a sense of movement through spirit consonance.
    2. Use the brush with the bone method.
    3. Responding to things, depict their form.
    4. According to kind, describe appearances [with color].
    5. Dividing and planning, positioning and arranging.
    6. Transmitting and conveying earlier models through copying and transcribing.
    To me, these are pointers on how to draw, how to compose and how to train yourself in the art. However, this might be wrong, because as I read, this was written using a small amount of characters. If anyone knows more...feel free to correct me.
    (why these laws are important...I read DaVinci describing 'good drawing', talking about perspective and shading, but his observations were not only more technical, but also involved mathematics. It's not like the basic theory is that much different - for example, DaVinci talks about the importance of knowing the underlying structure, the skeleton, just as Xie underlines it in nr.2. It's that these older tenants can be taught easily, while Renascentist art has added dimensions to drawing)
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    Ungod reacted to Dhyone in Xie He's Six Canons   
    "Spirit Resonance,"  "Bone Method"  "Correspondence to the Object" "Suitability to Type" "Division and Planning" "Transmission by Copying" 

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    Ungod got a reaction from Dhyone in Xie He's Six Canons   
    Today I found about this Chinese painter who laid out 6 laws for drawing:
    1. Engender a sense of movement through spirit consonance.
    2. Use the brush with the bone method.
    3. Responding to things, depict their form.
    4. According to kind, describe appearances [with color].
    5. Dividing and planning, positioning and arranging.
    6. Transmitting and conveying earlier models through copying and transcribing.
    To me, these are pointers on how to draw, how to compose and how to train yourself in the art. However, this might be wrong, because as I read, this was written using a small amount of characters. If anyone knows more...feel free to correct me.
    (why these laws are important...I read DaVinci describing 'good drawing', talking about perspective and shading, but his observations were not only more technical, but also involved mathematics. It's not like the basic theory is that much different - for example, DaVinci talks about the importance of knowing the underlying structure, the skeleton, just as Xie underlines it in nr.2. It's that these older tenants can be taught easily, while Renascentist art has added dimensions to drawing)
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    Ungod got a reaction from Steno in Xie He's Six Canons   
    Today I found about this Chinese painter who laid out 6 laws for drawing:
    1. Engender a sense of movement through spirit consonance.
    2. Use the brush with the bone method.
    3. Responding to things, depict their form.
    4. According to kind, describe appearances [with color].
    5. Dividing and planning, positioning and arranging.
    6. Transmitting and conveying earlier models through copying and transcribing.
    To me, these are pointers on how to draw, how to compose and how to train yourself in the art. However, this might be wrong, because as I read, this was written using a small amount of characters. If anyone knows more...feel free to correct me.
    (why these laws are important...I read DaVinci describing 'good drawing', talking about perspective and shading, but his observations were not only more technical, but also involved mathematics. It's not like the basic theory is that much different - for example, DaVinci talks about the importance of knowing the underlying structure, the skeleton, just as Xie underlines it in nr.2. It's that these older tenants can be taught easily, while Renascentist art has added dimensions to drawing)
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    Ungod got a reaction from Ailith in Xie He's Six Canons   
    Today I found about this Chinese painter who laid out 6 laws for drawing:
    1. Engender a sense of movement through spirit consonance.
    2. Use the brush with the bone method.
    3. Responding to things, depict their form.
    4. According to kind, describe appearances [with color].
    5. Dividing and planning, positioning and arranging.
    6. Transmitting and conveying earlier models through copying and transcribing.
    To me, these are pointers on how to draw, how to compose and how to train yourself in the art. However, this might be wrong, because as I read, this was written using a small amount of characters. If anyone knows more...feel free to correct me.
    (why these laws are important...I read DaVinci describing 'good drawing', talking about perspective and shading, but his observations were not only more technical, but also involved mathematics. It's not like the basic theory is that much different - for example, DaVinci talks about the importance of knowing the underlying structure, the skeleton, just as Xie underlines it in nr.2. It's that these older tenants can be taught easily, while Renascentist art has added dimensions to drawing)
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    Ungod got a reaction from nadrolski in Rainwater harvesting guidelines   
    Part II:
    😁 Filtering seems important. How can you achieve this?
    Here are two images showing a filtering pipe and a filtering box:


    Filters must be cleaned permanently, else they won't...well, filter. They can also become breeding grounds for pathogens. 
    😆 Why treat rainwater? Isn't it supposed to be purer than water?
    As a raindrop falls and comes in contact with the atmosphere, it dissolves naturally occurring carbon dioxide to form a weak acid. The resultant pH is about 5.7, whereas a pH of 7.0 is neutral. Also, fine particulates can be emitted by industrial and residential combustion, vehicle exhaust, agricultural controlled burns, and sandstorms. As rainwater falls through the atmosphere, it can incorporate these contaminants.
    😅 How to treat rainwater, then?
    There are a number of possibilities, but two simple methods should be talked about: boiling water and...letting it in the sun? The UV light kills more microorganisms than you'd think.
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    Ungod got a reaction from nadrolski in Rainwater harvesting guidelines   
    In the interest of water preservation, and the hope there will be demand for such a system one day, I shall lay down some important points to follow when designing a rainwater harvesting system. Also, for portable water harvesting portable systems, there's an active quest you might know about.
     
    😀 Why harvest rainwater?
    Rainwater is valued for its purity and softness. It has a nearly neutral pH, and is free from disinfection by-products, salts, minerals, and other natural and man-made contaminants. It must be treated, however, to kill microorganisms and some chemicals.
    😃 What are the components of a rainwater harvesting system?
    A catchment surface (like the roof or, in the case of a portable system, an umbrella) , gutters and downspouts; leaf screens/first-flush diverters (components which remove debris and dust from the captured rainwater before it goes to the tank) and one or more storage tanks/ cisterns.
    😄 What materials are needed?
    A roof can be made of metal (55% aluminium/45% zinc alloy steel sheet), clay (painted with special sealant to prevent bacteria growth on porous surfaces), asphalt (not recommended), slate or wood/gravel (suitable for irrigation water).
    The most common materials for gutters and downspouts are half-round PVC, vinyl, pipe, seamless aluminum, and galvanized steel.
    The funnel-type downspout filter is made of PVC or galvanized steel fitted with a stainless steel or brass screen. Filter socks of nylon mesh can be installed on the PVC pipe at the tank inflow. You may experiment with leaf screens, but remember they need constant cleaning.
    Storage tanks must be opaque, either upon purchase or painted later, to inhibit algae growth, and should be protected from direct sunlight, if possible. They’re made of fiberglass, polypropylene, wood (pine, cedar or cypress), concrete, metal, ferrocement.
     
     
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    Ungod got a reaction from Dhyone in New Weather   
    New weather spell - Dust Storm (or similar)
    effect??? 
    (i thought of it affecting rainwater, water, but it can also affect things like heat generation, buildings durability etc)
    can be triggered in response to how many times pickaxes have been used (say, for 1k counted uses); with mining being an activity now, a dust storm can be particularly polluting
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    Ungod reacted to No one in Improvised REAL Rain Collector   
    If you accept real rainwater collectors, then I could show some pics (when I come back from holiday) with what I've build with my father this spring. But then the item would be to big for just one person.
     
    Maybe we, as alliance or land, could build contraptions (with available resources) to collect water for specific purposes like
     - collecting water with water tools
     - water the herbs - regenerate herbs at every rain (extra regen from time to time)
     - build water dam / swamp - to prevent others from moving from a certain location for about 1-2 hours after each rain no matter what loyalty you might have.
     
    Also, these contraptions would require some repairing every week like 5-10% or the resources used for build depending on the amount. And it would not degrade more then 50%.
     
    _______________________________
    Anyway, I will not be able to post pics within the next 2-3 weeks.
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    Ungod got a reaction from Mallos in On stupidity   
    I'm gonna share something with you because I am getting old and some stuff that I held to be true before just doesn't make sense anymore. I can't find stupid people in my world  
    Yesterday I went to do some house viewing and one of the houses was a nice little setup. The story was about two young lovebirds who bought a house and made the necessary arrangements to live in style there, but some years ago things happened and they decided to leave for UK for good. Now the house is empty, but look how beautiful it looks! Everything's new, the location is great, it's a bargain! Everybody would say 'They were stupid to leave all this'.
    Regardless, my bullshit radar activated and I need no confirmation to be sure that this was a house bought at half the price they're selling, put in maybe 5k to make it look nice and another 5k to dress it up and expect some huge profit. Hey, there's money to be made in this industry, even if it's dying atm. I chuckled at the bubble bathtub for two people. The marketing is great - it's those young gullible couples who'd bleed their money over it. Stupid? I don't think so, this was all well-planned and executed.
    Years ago, I was making a trip that involved crossing a border. That usually took about an hour or so, but what was particularly memorable about the trip was that the driver decided to bring three little kittens with him (they were in the back). Sure, kittens look nice in pics, but once they start pissing and shitting in their cage (because of fear, hunger, car-sickness, I don't know), hehehe, the joke's on you. And the driver...was exceedingly happy that day. From the beginning to the end, he kept chuckling and making jokes. I think many of us feel something is wrong when something IS wrong. I didn't know what was wrong, but soon after the trip I had this weird thought in my mind - was he smuggling cocaine (after sniffling some)? Some reader from the US may say 'Well, duh', but in Europe things are a little different. When there's smuggling, everyone's usually on it - not a lot of freelancing around. 
    'Fucking moron, dumbass, cretin, imbecile' are all adjectives we, the passengers, lovingly attributed to the driver. But was he an idiot for transporting the three kittens (given to him by 'an animal loving friend') or was he deterring policemen (and police dogs) from getting at the back? Stupid? I don't think so, he was laughing his ass off.
    And I...tried to educate some people around me. I thought 'If I'd explain things to them, they'd get it and we'd all  do something good together'. How wrong I was! In thinking people don't know better (a.k.a. 'are stupid'), I was the only idiot of there. One person in my life drove me crazy, until I realized she wasn't dumb, just didn't want to accept the kind of reality I was looking at. I mean I can't pretend I don't see what I see. I suppose we all ignore some aspects of life - we're not invincible - but some people run from reality far and wide. Stupid? Nah, just weak and wanting protection, not the harsh reality and the obliteration of dreams (I'm *this* close to joining SI).
    In any case, the proverbial fool is harder to spot than the Yeti. There have been more sightings of the Loch Ness monster. Sure, stories are using this trope and comedy inevitably has 'a dumb one'. But if you think someone is stupid, and laugh at him/her, you'd better take a look in the mirror. The one who doesn't understand things is you.
    (P.S. This is how you kill laughter and create a gloomy world - show people the reality. And... be sure to take away their booze and drugs.)
     
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    Ungod got a reaction from Ailith in On stupidity   
    I'm gonna share something with you because I am getting old and some stuff that I held to be true before just doesn't make sense anymore. I can't find stupid people in my world  
    Yesterday I went to do some house viewing and one of the houses was a nice little setup. The story was about two young lovebirds who bought a house and made the necessary arrangements to live in style there, but some years ago things happened and they decided to leave for UK for good. Now the house is empty, but look how beautiful it looks! Everything's new, the location is great, it's a bargain! Everybody would say 'They were stupid to leave all this'.
    Regardless, my bullshit radar activated and I need no confirmation to be sure that this was a house bought at half the price they're selling, put in maybe 5k to make it look nice and another 5k to dress it up and expect some huge profit. Hey, there's money to be made in this industry, even if it's dying atm. I chuckled at the bubble bathtub for two people. The marketing is great - it's those young gullible couples who'd bleed their money over it. Stupid? I don't think so, this was all well-planned and executed.
    Years ago, I was making a trip that involved crossing a border. That usually took about an hour or so, but what was particularly memorable about the trip was that the driver decided to bring three little kittens with him (they were in the back). Sure, kittens look nice in pics, but once they start pissing and shitting in their cage (because of fear, hunger, car-sickness, I don't know), hehehe, the joke's on you. And the driver...was exceedingly happy that day. From the beginning to the end, he kept chuckling and making jokes. I think many of us feel something is wrong when something IS wrong. I didn't know what was wrong, but soon after the trip I had this weird thought in my mind - was he smuggling cocaine (after sniffling some)? Some reader from the US may say 'Well, duh', but in Europe things are a little different. When there's smuggling, everyone's usually on it - not a lot of freelancing around. 
    'Fucking moron, dumbass, cretin, imbecile' are all adjectives we, the passengers, lovingly attributed to the driver. But was he an idiot for transporting the three kittens (given to him by 'an animal loving friend') or was he deterring policemen (and police dogs) from getting at the back? Stupid? I don't think so, he was laughing his ass off.
    And I...tried to educate some people around me. I thought 'If I'd explain things to them, they'd get it and we'd all  do something good together'. How wrong I was! In thinking people don't know better (a.k.a. 'are stupid'), I was the only idiot of there. One person in my life drove me crazy, until I realized she wasn't dumb, just didn't want to accept the kind of reality I was looking at. I mean I can't pretend I don't see what I see. I suppose we all ignore some aspects of life - we're not invincible - but some people run from reality far and wide. Stupid? Nah, just weak and wanting protection, not the harsh reality and the obliteration of dreams (I'm *this* close to joining SI).
    In any case, the proverbial fool is harder to spot than the Yeti. There have been more sightings of the Loch Ness monster. Sure, stories are using this trope and comedy inevitably has 'a dumb one'. But if you think someone is stupid, and laugh at him/her, you'd better take a look in the mirror. The one who doesn't understand things is you.
    (P.S. This is how you kill laughter and create a gloomy world - show people the reality. And... be sure to take away their booze and drugs.)
     
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    Ungod got a reaction from Jubaris in On stupidity   
    I'm gonna share something with you because I am getting old and some stuff that I held to be true before just doesn't make sense anymore. I can't find stupid people in my world  
    Yesterday I went to do some house viewing and one of the houses was a nice little setup. The story was about two young lovebirds who bought a house and made the necessary arrangements to live in style there, but some years ago things happened and they decided to leave for UK for good. Now the house is empty, but look how beautiful it looks! Everything's new, the location is great, it's a bargain! Everybody would say 'They were stupid to leave all this'.
    Regardless, my bullshit radar activated and I need no confirmation to be sure that this was a house bought at half the price they're selling, put in maybe 5k to make it look nice and another 5k to dress it up and expect some huge profit. Hey, there's money to be made in this industry, even if it's dying atm. I chuckled at the bubble bathtub for two people. The marketing is great - it's those young gullible couples who'd bleed their money over it. Stupid? I don't think so, this was all well-planned and executed.
    Years ago, I was making a trip that involved crossing a border. That usually took about an hour or so, but what was particularly memorable about the trip was that the driver decided to bring three little kittens with him (they were in the back). Sure, kittens look nice in pics, but once they start pissing and shitting in their cage (because of fear, hunger, car-sickness, I don't know), hehehe, the joke's on you. And the driver...was exceedingly happy that day. From the beginning to the end, he kept chuckling and making jokes. I think many of us feel something is wrong when something IS wrong. I didn't know what was wrong, but soon after the trip I had this weird thought in my mind - was he smuggling cocaine (after sniffling some)? Some reader from the US may say 'Well, duh', but in Europe things are a little different. When there's smuggling, everyone's usually on it - not a lot of freelancing around. 
    'Fucking moron, dumbass, cretin, imbecile' are all adjectives we, the passengers, lovingly attributed to the driver. But was he an idiot for transporting the three kittens (given to him by 'an animal loving friend') or was he deterring policemen (and police dogs) from getting at the back? Stupid? I don't think so, he was laughing his ass off.
    And I...tried to educate some people around me. I thought 'If I'd explain things to them, they'd get it and we'd all  do something good together'. How wrong I was! In thinking people don't know better (a.k.a. 'are stupid'), I was the only idiot of there. One person in my life drove me crazy, until I realized she wasn't dumb, just didn't want to accept the kind of reality I was looking at. I mean I can't pretend I don't see what I see. I suppose we all ignore some aspects of life - we're not invincible - but some people run from reality far and wide. Stupid? Nah, just weak and wanting protection, not the harsh reality and the obliteration of dreams (I'm *this* close to joining SI).
    In any case, the proverbial fool is harder to spot than the Yeti. There have been more sightings of the Loch Ness monster. Sure, stories are using this trope and comedy inevitably has 'a dumb one'. But if you think someone is stupid, and laugh at him/her, you'd better take a look in the mirror. The one who doesn't understand things is you.
    (P.S. This is how you kill laughter and create a gloomy world - show people the reality. And... be sure to take away their booze and drugs.)
     
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    Ungod reacted to Demonic God in AnNi2020 - A quest for buried treasure   
    Based on the result above: prizes and placements are as follow!
    1st: Aia. She earned the second highest (after Aelis and Ledah, at 6.5) points, and barely managed to clutch victory by her submission, putting her ahead of the 2nd place of a mere 0.5 point! Congratulation!
    2nd/3rd: Aelis and Ledah, coming in close second at 6.5 points each! Ledah gambit to (almost) copy Aelis paid off! Speaking of luck, eh?
    The following players (after the top 3) placed within the top half of the game:
    Nathan, Tyche, and Taurion will receive an additional 2 plushies for placing on the top 50%!

    Thank you all for participating
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    Ungod reacted to Demonic God in AnNi2020 - The hunt for Darvin   
    I guess I need to summarize this too.
    Aelis is the only successful solver of the 3x3 during the anni. Congratz

    I'll be trying to make this quest official, and earn some better rewards for it permanently. For now, I will try to reward all solver of tier 1, 2 and 3 with 8 SC, 1 GC and 2 GC respectively.
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    Ungod got a reaction from Jubaris in art not loading/bestiary   
    Not a top priority, but it looks like the artwork of creatures immortalized in bestiaries is not loading in the new interface.
     

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    Ungod reacted to Aia del Mana in The mapling   
    I have edited the Maple to appear as if light doth shine from the right side. If it were unchanged in appearance to thee, I would suggest to clear thy browser cache.

    This were the present appearance:

     

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    Ungod got a reaction from Dhyone in The mapling   
    This topic belongs to many sections, so I chose this one. Do what you must do if I did wrong, mods.
    The maple sapling at Sanctuary's View, where I'm gonna spend some time, is not getting enough light. You can see the sunlight hits all trees from the right, while the maple is just as dark on both sides. It's great artwork, but it looks out of place because of this. It's precisely because it looks good that I'd like it to get the right light, because a point can be made that the added artwork like chairs or barrels aren't shaded right either.
     

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    Ungod got a reaction from Steno in Gift of the lake   
    The rewards have been distributed (no WP), unfortunately Demonic God decided to go M.I.A. and so I don't know if he'll (ever) get the prizes.
    Thank you for participating, I want you to know a veil of mist covered Marind Bell and Ailith, Steno and Demonic God managed to work out a solution under Slotsh's guidance. For now, crisis averted.
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    Ungod got a reaction from Ailith in Gift of the lake   
    The rewards have been distributed (no WP), unfortunately Demonic God decided to go M.I.A. and so I don't know if he'll (ever) get the prizes.
    Thank you for participating, I want you to know a veil of mist covered Marind Bell and Ailith, Steno and Demonic God managed to work out a solution under Slotsh's guidance. For now, crisis averted.
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    Ungod got a reaction from klatdees in Bad/Funny/Strange Roleplay thread   
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