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post May 14 2006, 11:16 PM
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Heya shadowkids. I swear y'all get younger every year. Probably knew you when you were shadowsperm and cyberovum in the deep dark subclauses of the most wide-ranging DocWagon contracts...I can see the advert now "Why list your next of kin when our fine range of surrogate mothers can make you one?" Yeah...

Sorry, the mind does ramble on. Anyway, got a couple new updates on the website. Do tell me what you think. Oh, and anyone wants to give me some feedback on the top two of the old Best Of page, would appreciate it.
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post May 14 2006, 11:37 PM
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"Things to Come" : :love:
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post May 15 2006, 12:25 AM
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Heh. You're so easy.
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post May 15 2006, 12:28 AM
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Regarding the "Things to Come", wasn't there speculation that the "infant" they're refering to was Arthur (of the famous sword-in-the-stone fashion)? And that "Ambrose was supposedly 'merlin' and watched over the little tyke? Hmm?
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post May 15 2006, 12:35 AM
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Heard the Ambrose == Ambrosius == Merlin angle. Hadn't heard the Arthur angle. Sounds good. I'll add that in.
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post May 15 2006, 01:06 AM
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You just need to watch more Disney movies. :)
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post May 15 2006, 01:07 AM
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That's T.H. White. merlin Ambrosius was Geofery of Monmouth.
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post May 15 2006, 01:15 AM
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You won't be happy untill you have singled handedly created the Denver Data Haven, will you AH?
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post May 15 2006, 03:19 AM
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Crash 2.0 occured in 2064, not 2065.

Oh, and the ghoul in DMZ looks like an undead zombie rather than one of the Infected. Vampires are also the same regardless of race, as opposed to later in SR2 onward where each race has its own variant expression when exposed to the different strains of HMHVV.
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post May 15 2006, 03:52 AM
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*thoughtfull sigh* Spinecrusher, breaker of souls. I love Sr sometimes.
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post May 15 2006, 04:31 AM
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QUOTE (Deamon_Knight)
You won't be happy untill you have singled handedly created the Denver Data Haven, will you AH?

I think some of the hardware junkies around here could arrange that... ;)
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post May 15 2006, 05:00 AM
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Heheheh...
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post May 15 2006, 08:17 AM
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QUOTE (Ancient History)
Heh. You're so easy.

Sometimes, yes. :D
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post May 15 2006, 08:17 AM
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I just want to mention re: "A Handy Guide to the Shadowrun Multiverse" that DMZ had the best cover in SR history.
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post May 15 2006, 09:28 AM
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Great stuff as ever, AH.

I'd wondered about the chapter title 'Singularity' in System Failure. Makes sense now.

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>>>>>[I know what you mean. I know, better than most, what is coming this time. But there has never been anything like the Matrix before. How this new cosmos will combine with the powers of the old, I don't know. Maybe the wall between them will stay up, maybe it won't. Right now it seems solid but next year? Or next decade? Even we can't begin to guess.]<<<<<
-Laughing Man (? ? : ? ? : ? ? /12-24-56)

This seems like a crucial paragraph. Sounds to me like 'new cosmos' is referring specifically to the Matrix, not to the modern world in general (but then you could still interpret it the other way). But if so what is the parallel 'old cosmos'? Anything to do with the source of JackBNimble?..
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To Captain Chaos, I leave the encrypted file JackBNimble. Whatever rewards it reveals are yours. I had no success trying to decrypt this thing, but Iíve always believed it contained some communication from another world.


Do you know which writer wrote this exchange? (EDIT: 'Things to come' I mean) 2nd EDIT: Ah must have been Paul Hume I guess. Nevermind.
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post May 15 2006, 11:01 AM
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ah, virtual realitys 2.0, i love that opening text...

but im not so sure i like the connection that ambrose = leonardo (the elf) = merlin (of the arthur legend). and yes i know that you didnt do that connection in the text, but its not that long of a stretch now is it?

and must confess, "plus ca change" have become my general response to must real world happenings these days ;)

btw, a small typo.
in your transcript of the VR2.0 text you have this line:
"Cind can rip out a computer core like a trigress"
i checked the book and the word trigress is supposed to be tigress ;)
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post May 15 2006, 11:56 AM
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Fixed.

Tell truth, I always figured Karl Heinz-Zessler was Ambrose.
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post May 15 2006, 12:06 PM
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I am pretty sure the name is Karl-Heinz Zessler. Karl-Heinz is a combination of two German first names heavily used in the 40s and 50s of the 20th century.
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post May 15 2006, 12:25 PM
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Yeah, but the name of that famous ketchup corp would indicate that Heinz can also be a last name.
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post May 15 2006, 12:32 PM
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It can be, yes. But the names Karl and Heinz are so often connected with a "-" that it is unlikely.

EDIT: http://www.google.de/search?hl=de&q=%22Hei...essler%22&meta=
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post May 15 2006, 12:51 PM
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Fine, I concede. But you can't blame a native English speaker for making that mistake!
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go eat some ketchup. :P
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post May 15 2006, 03:09 PM
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QUOTE (Ancient History)
Fixed.

Tell truth, I always figured Karl Heinz-Zessler was Ambrose.

guess i have to look up who he is..
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post May 15 2006, 03:16 PM
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I really do enjoy your annotations AH, and this set was no different!

Personally, I feel good about the Ambrose = Merlin analogy, and taking it no further (no Leonardo, for instance). I think that the EDSR universe needs to dwell just a bit more on one of historical mythology's most prominent sorcerors.

Especially, as you pointed out, in light of the Excalibur reference in POaD.

Argh! You make me miss running ShadowRun! Maybe after my EarthDawn Campaign finally wraps... *patience*

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post May 15 2006, 05:50 PM
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Good Job AH, as always. I love your site.
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post May 17 2006, 02:58 AM
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Another theory put forth is tha Ambrose is Merlin Ambrosius, and the child was King Arthur. This is especially interesting as Laughing Man inherited the sword Exaclibur in 2057.


Couple of typos here - add "t" to "that" in front of "Ambrose"
Excalibur is misspelled

Very cool stuff!!!
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