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Old 11-15-2009, 01:34 AM   #1
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The boreal winds had not yet descended in full force on gentle Pogglesworth, and the November days were yet warm enough that most of the humble hamlet's denizens spent much of the daylight hours outside, enjoying what warranted to be the last easy, pleasant days for several moons. Soon the snows would come, they knew, and the village would be isolated from the outside world, the passes blocked and the valley become its own small, self-contained world. But now all was easy, and the populace took full advantage.

Too, there were travelers. Word had spread that the town was not at present beset by one of its periodic plagues of werewolves, and citizens of far off lands were to be seen at every turn, passing through or stopping for a while and the now-famous pub.

In this atmosphere of relaxation, a strange figure appeared — but one that was familiar to all who had lived at all long in Poggleworth. It was that of an unusual man, neither old nor young, neither life-long resident nor newcomer. Many knew something of him, few knew him well — but all could tell by the way that he carried himself that he was knowledgeable of many things.

The sage made his way through the town square, past the great and horrible hanging tree, and onward to the hillock that overlooked the town. There, ignoring the Percherons that grazed on the last of the season's grass and the occasional chough that croaked overhead, he spread out his blanket on a small rock, and sat down... and waited.

The motionless silhouette might have indicated little to those who were new to this part of the world, but to those more long of tooth its meaning was clear: The sage would answer questions now. Questions from anyone, about anything: about his many fields of expertise, his likes and dislikes, his strange and varied history, and even his innermost secrets. He would answer the questions as best he could, until there were no more.




The well is open.
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:35 AM   #2
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:35 AM   #3
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blonde's/brunnets/redheads?
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:36 AM   #4
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will you rand/mod day 1 for our ww turbo?
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:36 AM   #5
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A reminder, from the Pub, of some things I happen to know reasonably well and about which one might wish to ask me:
  • birding (done it for more than 30 years)
  • bridge (have played with many of the best players in the world)
  • test taking, particularly the LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, and GRE (nationally-ranked teacher of those tests)
  • werewolf (I know a thing or two, and anyway, I'm the seer)
  • raising a troubled son, on my own a lot of the time
  • adventures: car crashes, near drowning, standing on mountain tops and in the Rose Garden...
  • travel (been to all states, all provinces, and some 40 countries)
  • bipolar disorder (guess)
I'll answer questions about just about anything — it's possible we may hit on some areas about which I'm uncomfortable sharing, but as one of my goals is to be open about things that are difficult to talk about with people I know face to face, these will be few and far between.
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:36 AM   #6
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will you rand/mod day 1 for our ww turbo?
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Yes.

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Old 11-15-2009, 01:37 AM   #7
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what was your worst internet dating experience?

were you ever married? if so, do you think you'll ever get married again?

why aren't there hedgehogs here?
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:38 AM   #8
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favorite place thats not in America?
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:38 AM   #9
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best advice for people on planning on taking the MCATs?
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:40 AM   #10
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near drowning
they say that drowning is the worst way to die. something about the inevitability i assume (you know that you can't hold your breathe forever so eventually you'll have to give up, so its almost like committing suicide)

anyway - do you agree drowning is the worst way to go? if not, what would be worse (aside from obvious torture related deaths ala movie Hostel)?

When the big day comes, if you can't die in your sleep, what would be the next best way to go?
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:43 AM   #11
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What countries, if any, in Asia have you been to?
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:43 AM   #12
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Most challenging werewolf game you can remember playing and why? Link?

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Old 11-15-2009, 01:43 AM   #13
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How tall are you?
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:46 AM   #14
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What's the deal with your son? Does he live with you now? Age? What happened to his mother?

Wolf/Vanillager/power role?

Did you ever practice law or medicine?
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:46 AM   #15
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Have you ever done anything incredibally degenerate? (gambling wise)
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:47 AM   #16
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Whats your favorite state in terms of natural beauty of outdoorsy type activities?

Best or favorite wolf/village game and why?

Do you have any pets? If not, if you had to get a pet, what would you get?

Do you believe that pedophiles can be rehabiliatated?

Favorite non-holdem poker game?
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:50 AM   #17
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Guess Who?

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Old 11-15-2009, 01:50 AM   #18
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are you on facebook?
I think I actually have an account there for some reason, but I have literally never been on it.



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blonde's/brunnets/redheads?
Blondes and brunettes about 50/50 in practice, meaning I guess that in theory I prefer blondes.

Oddly, literally every significant girlfriend etc, that I've had has died her hair red at some point. And then, of course, asked me what I thought of it.
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:51 AM   #19
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Guess Who?

One-second ID is a hermit thrush, but that's a really tough genus (Catharus), and I'd rather see it's tail to be sure.
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:52 AM   #20
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What countries, if any, in Asia have you been to?
The only continent, other than Antarctica, that I haven't visited.

Answer to followup: Nepal, for sure.
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How tall are you?
5'10".

I'm taking the easy ones first; some of these warrant page-long answers and a great deal of thought. I promise to get to all of them though.
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The only continent, other than Antarctica, that I haven't visited.

Answer to followup: Nepal, for sure.
Do you care that they are misogynists?
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Have you ever done anything incredibally degenerate? (gambling wise)
No, not really. I'm very, very self controlled (by training, given my natural proclivities).

When I used to play live (limit, mostly in Bay Area clubs in the early 90s) I played above where I should have, including a lot of 30/60 and 40/80 (the latter in LA) when my entire mortgage payment was on the table — but that's as bad as it got.
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One-second ID is a hermit thrush, but that's a really tough genus (Catharus), and I'd rather see it's tail to be sure.
you are correct.

(expect your well to be littered w/ birds btw. haha)
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:55 AM   #25
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please tell your complete poker story
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