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by Chuck Messer
Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 454431

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

I come away from this with hope, that the bulletin board will return with some changes, but if it doesn't, that I've met some very interesting people here. I'll see you all on the Pav and Facebook and in e-mails.

Bittersweetly,

Chuck
by Chuck Messer
Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: One of My Creations
Replies: 3
Views: 2813

Re: One of My Creations

Tim, the hull was fabricated by using 2/3 of a U.S.S. Skipjack model and the other 1/3 is an Estes model rocket nose cone. The rest was scratched from white styrene plastic, with some resin parts from an inaccurate Hunley model, brass portholes and a metal propeller. For those who don't know, my e-m...
by Chuck Messer
Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: One of My Creations
Replies: 3
Views: 2813

One of My Creations

Here are some photos of a model I've built of Capt. Nemo's Nautilus. It's based on Verne's descriptions and the look of some real 19th Century submarines, such as the Hunley, the U.S.S. Alligator, etc. http://oi62.tinypic.com/ehhjig.jpg http://oi59.tinypic.com/a3cgfb.jpg http://oi58.tinypic.com/dwbb...
by Chuck Messer
Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 227285

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Yeah, it's a bit like, "Give that to me! Give. To. Daddy. Don't make me rap your fat little knuckles you little..."

Chuck
by Chuck Messer
Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spill yer guts.
Replies: 331
Views: 35881

Re: Spill yer guts.

I suppose the above snippet was a bit of an experiment, with only one bit of dialogue -- the quote from Goebbels' speech. I'm not sure what I'll do with that bit just yet. The title that popped to mind was Götterdämmerung . Of all the threads in this place, this is the one I'll miss the most. Chuck
by Chuck Messer
Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 454431

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

I think you've got a good idea, Steve. A moratorium would be better than a complete closure, and there are things I'd rather not lose.

Chuck
by Chuck Messer
Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 454431

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

I'm sorry that this forum has to shut down, but I understand the reasons. Rick has had enough heartache and ass-ache in his own life without dealing with our shit. Steve certainly has plenty to tend to out in meatspace without having to come in and intervene when he's out of town. I've enjoyed this ...
by Chuck Messer
Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 227285

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Was zum Teufel ist eben passiert?
by Chuck Messer
Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spill yer guts.
Replies: 331
Views: 35881

Re: Spill yer guts.

Here is just a snippet, a slice of life, a scene that played in my head years ago after watching The World at War once again. It's not part of anything bigger, at least not at this time. BERLIN 1945 The men were assembled in the Berlin square, their ashen, unshaven faces matching the gloom of the ov...
by Chuck Messer
Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 454431

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

I've seen her around on Facebook and she shows up here from time to time.

Chuck
by Chuck Messer
Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 227285

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

And even in that statement, you have it wrong: it isn't Patriotism that is a dangerous religion -- it's Nationalism. Patriotism is your support of your state as a country (a patriot can work against the government, for instance). Nationalism is believing your state to be superior to others (a Natio...
by Chuck Messer
Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Wathcya watchin'?
Replies: 1642
Views: 48846

Re: Wathcya watchin'?

I'll be watching the series finale of BREAKING BAD tonight. What a show it's been. I mentioned earlier that the story arc was a lot like a film noir, but told over six seasons. Another parallel I see here is THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYL AND MR. HYDE, both the story arc and the character arc of Walt...
by Chuck Messer
Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Wathcya watchin'?
Replies: 1642
Views: 48846

Re: Wathcya watchin'?

On You Tube, THE AIRSHIP DESTROYER (1909), an early British SF/Technothriller about a heroic young inventor who wants to marry his girl, but Potential Dad-In-Law says no way, but then Britain is attacked by a fleet of airships from some Other Country (guess who), bombing the crap out of everything i...
by Chuck Messer
Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Running vs Bug Collecting
Replies: 28
Views: 8348

Re: Running vs Bug Collecting

Indeed I do, Frank. Not so much now, though. Gone for the season are the plagues of flies and miller moths. There was one moth, though, not a miller. It was nearly as big as a hummingbird, gray with black and red patters on its wings and a red body. It was so big, it kept triggering the motion senso...
by Chuck Messer
Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Running vs Bug Collecting
Replies: 28
Views: 8348

Re: Running vs Bug Collecting

On the other hand, runners never inspired Them . . . Perhaps they inspired 28 Days Later? Late in the summer, I had just settled in for a long night's work shift, when I spotted a preying mantis on the floor. Fascinating little critter. It didn't seem to mind my presence, didn't flee my giant index...

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