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User: [info]heil_hans
Date: 2008-09-27 20:20
Subject: It's been fun, but...
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Mood:sad sad

I think we're going to have to close things down. The game has been lagging super much, and with things in my life as stressful as they are I really can't keep things going the way they should be.

It was a lot of fun while it lasted though.

Anyone who wants to is welcome to contact me over AIM at Lab Arc Designs or email at L@labarc.com

Thanks bunches for playing!


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User: [info]heil_hans
Date: 2008-09-04 16:17
Subject: Posting?
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Mood:stressed stressed

Hey folks,

Sorry for my unannounced absence - things have been pretty stressful for Aus and I of late with being out of work and having poor finances. I'm trying to get back into playing and posting now though- I hope we can get things flowing again in the game.

If folks are still out there, please do some posting and lets get things rolling again. I have replied to all posts I owed replies on, and I have an open post for Josephine if anyone wants to do some playing there.


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User: [info]bonjour_benoit
Date: 2008-08-19 15:15
Subject: Again, with the going out of town
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Again, I am going out of town. What's this life thing, I don't get it. I will be out from tomorrow until Monday evening. I may be able to get a couple replies off on Charlie and Michel's threads, given that I'm staying with friends with internet access (one of whom used to RP, so she understands). If my replies are even slower than normal, now you know why.

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User: [info]oh_nurse
Date: 2008-08-14 13:25
Subject: Open posts / replies
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Mood:hopeful hopeful

I think I caught up with replies - please let me know if I'm still owing any tags somewhere. I also put up an open post for Josephine.

If anyone has time to play, that'd be awesome - please post up some open posts and/or reply so we can get things moving again - it's been a slow couple of weeks. Partially my fault for not poking things along and posting due to life-stress, but I'd like to get things going at a better rate again.


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User: [info]lysandercortnay
Date: 2008-08-09 00:23
Subject: My dog ate my homework...
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Have you ever had that werid period of activity happen to you and you just forget about everything?

I apologize for my long absence. With my brother getting married back on the first and what not I just simply forgot to pop in to say I'll be on hatius. I'm back though. And I feel like an idiot for being so negligent. *Headdesk*

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User: [info]iceskatecharlie
Date: 2008-08-08 09:16
Subject: Going out of town
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FYI, I'm going out of town this weekend, so I (Charlie here and [info]bonjour_benoit) won't be able to post. I am returning Monday night, so on Tuesday, I'll be ready to go.

Happy Friday, everyone!

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User: [info]heil_hans
Date: 2008-08-04 23:36
Subject: German Surnames
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Mood:contemplative contemplative

German surnames from Müller to Keller

The list that follows ranks the 50 most common family names in Germany. It was produced by surveying names found in German telephone books. Attached is the English meaning for each name. The most common German surname is Müller, which means "miller" - it points to their actual occupation. Keller on the other hand belongs to a class of names derived from WHERE someone worked, in this case, possibly a Ratskeller (cellar pub/restaurant) or Weinkeller (wine cellar). Names and their sources can be a tricky thing as they go so far back in Europe. On this list you find likely meanings/orgins of the most common ones.

Generally speaking, most names were based on

- occupations/social status
- location
- a person's physical characteristics

NOTE: German names that include "von" may indicate a member of (former) nobility, like the French "de" or the Dutch "van". At certain times and places, it was illegal for anyone who was not a member of aristocracy to use "von" before their family name. Therefore: Chances are that the person who has it in their name now was somehow related to this social class. (In the Middle Ages the "von" particle was still a common part of names and was widely used also by commoners, e.g. "Hans von Duisburg" meant Hans from [the city of] Duisburg.)

The 50 Most-Common German Last Names
Read more... )

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User: [info]oscar_ontherun
Date: 2008-07-30 17:49
Subject: (no subject)
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hello all. just a quick nod to say i'm still here! inordinate amounts of manual labour and an uncomfortable heatwave have set my concentration levels back a peg, so posting's been a bit sluggish of late. but oscar, julian and anouk are free if you need/would like to rp with them. probably the best way to get at my is AIM at 'iShadeofgrey'.

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User: [info]heil_hans
Date: 2008-07-28 20:20
Subject: Apologies!
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Mood:recumbent recumbent

Sorry for my slowness in posting - I had food poisoning, which believe me was NON-fun.

I'm feeling better now! I will be away for most of the week- first up north Jersey with friends and then at my brother's house, where my internet access is limited. But I will try to respond to posts on a semi-timely fashion, and I will be back on the weekend.

Game could use some shaking up, so if you've got a few moments, give us a post? =)

How's everyone else doing?


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User: [info]duclos
Date: 2008-07-19 12:49
Subject: (no subject)
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I might not be in full force for another two weeks - I'm in the process of moving.  But I'm BACK.

I'm sorry I said I was back before and then did nothing; I'd thought, at the time, that I'd managed to glue my life back together, but I was immediately hit by a new and different whammy that knocked it all to pieces again.  But things are looking brighter; when there are grey skies, we don't mind grey skies, you make them blue, sonny boy. 

AIM's not been working for me lately, so your best bet is to reply to me here or email me: chikkiboo@sbcglobal.net.  One somewhat shopworn double agent reporting back for duty, ma coneguda.  Tail between legs, perhaps; a bit the worse for wear, perhaps; but in good faith, or at least as much good faith as anyone can expect from a double agent.

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User: [info]privatethatcher
Date: 2008-07-14 19:19
Subject: introduction :D
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Hello! My name's Megan, and I'm new to the community. I'm not a WWII expert, so I apologize right off the bat if I do something that doesn't make any sense, but I'm trying. XD I'm a fashion design student and go to school down in the south, but anyway, onto more important information...

My character is Private James Thatcher, who is Lucy Thatcher's older brother. He's coming to Paris after being MIA for a few months down in the Mediterranean, and is on the look out for his sister.

Looking forward to playing with you guys! :D

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User: [info]v_victorious
Date: 2008-07-07 18:51
Subject: (no subject)
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Mea culpa mea culpa! I know I've been gone for ages -- really, not much of an excuse except work and life getting in the way.

Anyway, I'm back and trying to be a billion times more active than I have been in the past few weeks. I've got little Victoire who just joined up in the Resistance, so those of you involved in that will probably be meeting her for the first time or seeing her again if they've already met. Plus Lucy here has gotten out of her funk and is out and about looking for some stories!

Jackie-mun: I owe you the biggest apology of all, I feel, for making plans for a thread and then being a terrible player and not getting it done. If you're still interested in doing a Victoire/Jackie thread and possible budding friendship, I am at your whim. *grovels some more*

That being said, I WILL be going away for a few days starting next weekend. I may be able to sneak online during Saturday or Sunday for a few minutes, but from Monday-Thursday I will be camping in the great outdoors, which means no computer access for me. So just a heads up. =)

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User: [info]heil_hans
Date: 2008-07-01 20:20
Subject: Monthly business
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Mood:cheerful cheerful
Tags:prompts, updates

Hey everyone - the monthly state of the world post is up in the IC community, and I want to take care of a little business here in the OOC.

There's a few people we haven't heard from in a while. I'd like to get a handle on who has left playing for good so that I can clean up the cast list. So if you're still with us, give a shout out if you haven't posted lately.

Also, it's been a while since we've had some character questions and drabble topics, so here's some to get us in the writing mood. Answer them in your character's journal - this is entirely optional, of course.

Drabble: Write a letter to someone you haven't spoken with in a while (can be either sent or unsent)


1. Do you believe your side will win the war? Why, or why not?

2. How lucky are you? To what extent do you believe in the power of luck or chance?

3. How did you spend summers before the war? How do you plan to spend them after?

4. Who was your first love? Do you ever still think of them?

5. Do you ever speak to strangers in line, or on the street? Why, or why not?

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User: [info]heil_hans
Date: 2008-07-01 20:05
Subject: Adoptable characters
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Mood:hopeful hopeful
Tags:adoptable, characters

We have a couple of adoptable characters, graciously donated by players that are no longer able to play but wanted their characters to continue. Each comes with a journal and a little bit of game history- so if you are a new person looking to pick up a character , or an existing player looking for another character, please consider one of these:

[info]ginou mother of a young baby by a german solider, herbalist

[info]sonnenschein - Hans' younger sister

If you are leaving the game and would like to leave your character up for adoption, please let us know.

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User: [info]wolfwork
Date: 2008-06-30 20:11
Subject: (no subject)
Security: Public
Mood:hopeful hopeful
Music:Virginia Moon - Foo Fighters

I fail so hard. >< Between graduating and getting used to a new job, I kinda disappeared from the realm of productivity for forever, and I apologize. But, I do have an open thread with Freddy, if any of you non-ghosts are interested! *waves at OOC comm*

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User: [info]bibliothecaire
Date: 2008-06-23 22:00
Subject: I'm alive, honest!
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Sorry I kinda dropped off the radar last week. First week of work+suspicion of being sick=very tired me. But I'm back, so if there's a thread you want to start (or finish - I think I'm caught up, but may have missed something?) just let me know!

- Em

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User: [info]fancy_lamorne
Date: 2002-01-01 12:22
Subject: I'm baaaack
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Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition, :D I have internet accesss once again. So if anyone needs/wants Fancy for anything just let me know.

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User: [info]heil_hans
Date: 2008-06-12 01:34
Subject: Log in to all your accounts at once
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Mood:surprised surprised
Tags:useful stuff


"Are you a Firefox user with multiple LiveJournal accounts (whether for roleplaying or other purposes)? Weary of constantly having to go back to the login page to switch accounts, especially if you forget and do something while logged into the wrong one? Well, now you're in luck, because LJlogin will help you by showing you who you're logged in as and -- if you use Firefox's Password Manager -- allowing you to switch between them."

This is pretty much the most amazing thing ever. It works with both LJ and IJ and now I can be logged in to all my accounts everywhere at once.


Thought other Firefox using players might like this!

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User: [info]little_scary
Date: 2008-06-08 00:45
Subject: Finishing Up Older Posts:
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Mood:awake awake

Currently, I am in three threads that seem pretty important to finish, though they are in a couple cases in particular a bit older. I apologize for any delays on my part. I need to check in more frequently, as I don't always get the emails that tell me I've been tagged, and I've run into IJ being down a few times, too, in recent weeks, but mostly, I just need to really get on the ball, and I know it.

I tend to be online late Friday and Saturday nights (toward midnight) quite regularly, and, less predictably, but with reasonable frequency, throughout the rest of the week. I'm on as Moniquedelacroix@aol.com in IM, and if you see me on, at most times, I'd be thrilled to do a bit of posting (any time I'm able, frankly. There are a few occasions when I may be otherwise engaged, as I also work online, but I can ALWAYS say hi, and try to work out a time, or something), so that we can get threads moving at a better pace.

Anyway, I just wanted to also say that I think you all are pretty terrific, and that I really am enjoying these posts.

Be well, all!


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User: [info]duclos
Date: 2008-06-07 05:35
Subject: (no subject)
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hi guys
i'm gonna try this thing
yes i know mp's name should be pm :/  it's too late now
anyway i can't guarantee i'll be around a lot i'm kind of - having issues (and i usually use the shift key i promise this keyboard it sticks on sorry) but i will try

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