Stand up, all victims of oppression,
For the tyrants fear your might!
Don't cling so hard to your possessions,
For you have nothing if you have no rights!
Let racist ignorance be ended,
For respect makes the empires fall!
Freedom is merely privilege extended,
Unless enjoyed by one and all.
Congrats, Alfred Packer!
Imagine my surprise at being named fan of the week! (an honor I've never held before). My surprise mostly stemmed from the fact that I am a lousy commmentator. For example, I read rcduggan's HOI2 narrative on Tibet (the name escapes me at the moment) right up to the day it died, and loved it, and never told him so. Same with demokratickid's Ireland Awake! and Kurt Steiner's Book of Deeds (the latter still ongoing).
safferli's What if the Pope Had 200,000 men is also one of my all time favorites, and I think I could count the comments there on one hand. The same goes for Furor Normannicus, Thrones, Mongolia Calls the Captain Deng, The World is Not Enough, and some dozen others.
I just don't know how demokratickid, stnylan, pharlge and others can manage to write, read and comment in so many AARs...frankly, you all astound me and if you notice your page view go up by 1 after an update, well that might just be me!.
Bringing back the CK LibrAARy was actually kind of fun...I got to add in a few things I wanted to see (like a complete AAR list) and it was also a way to give back to a game and an AARLand that has given me so much pleasure. There are moments when I contemplate trying the same with HOI, now that CK is only going to require monthly updating. That is a bigger beast though, so who knows...
Anyway, I will enjoy my week in the sun and I will spend that time reading and enjoying your fantastic works.
Current AAR: The Sons of Ragnar Lodbrok: In the Shadow of the Great Old Ones
Follow the link to read The Pariah. For more Lovecraft style horror, try The Crane Horror and my Holmes/Lovecraft story The Case of the Galloway Eidolon. All are free to read in the Lovecraft eZine.
Available: The Saglek Incident in the anthology Sha'Daa: Pawns and Witiko in the anthology Bigfoot Terror Tales: Vol 1
Also: Plains of Hell in the anthology Lawyers in Hell & Colony in the anthology Rogues in Hell, continuing the HUGO award winning Heroes in Hell series, edited by Janet Morris
For a complete list of my AARs go to The Ink Well. Visit my Website for news, reviews and story excerpts.
I'm really sick of the megathreads
Congratulations, Alfred Packer!
"Don't hit if it can be honorably avoided, but never hit softly." --Theodore Roosevelt
Congrats Alfred Packer!
You know... As someone who comes from the land of Alfred Packer (the historical one), I am curious as to how you came by the name, and decided to take it upon yourself!
For those of you who don't know..... Hmm... Nope, I'll not bias Alfred's story! (no - don't look it up, let's wait to hear Alfred's take )
Serenity - (V2 v1.3) - An isolationist Japan tries to stay out of everybody's way (Updated July '13)
Kriegsgefahr (Impending War) - (HOI3/SF/HPP) - Germany attempts to remain at peace! (Updated Apr '13)
Locarno - Italy vs. Germany (HOI3/SF/HPP) - What if Mussolini stood with France against Hitler?
The Die is Cast (Roman Civil War) - Caesar will make a name for himself! (Updated June '12)
Império Novo - An Axis Portugal AAR for HOI 3 (Updated May '13)
Fire Warms the Northern Lands - A Prussian Victoria 1 AAR (Awarded the VictAARian Cross for Jan-Jun 2006)
Castles In the Sky (Vicky 1) * Sforza!!! - A Milan AAR (EU III) (Updated May '13) * I Am Siam (V2 Minor) (tied for Silver VictAARian Cross for Best AAR completed in 2011) * A Long Time Ago... (HOI 1 Argentina)* Check Rensslaer's Inkwell! (list of online writings)
The Real Alferd Packer was convicted of cannibalism in the 1870s and was set to be executed only to have it commuted to life in prison on a technicality (apparantly, he ate the people when Colorado was only a territory and was caught when it was a state, which created some sort of jurisdictional questions).
Also, at his trial, the judge is reputed to have said "Damn you Packer, you Republican son of a bitch, there were six registered Democrats in this county and you ate five of them!"
Later, his life was made into a musical, which is insane, but quite funny. All in all, the real-life Alferd Packer has added such joy to my life - not just the real story of his life, but also the Congressional joke and the Trey Parker movie, that just typing the name into the logon screen brings me happiness.
(everything in quotes is paraphrased)
Wow, that's one of the best stories behind usernames I have heard/read on these forums!
"May the Earth tremble with Beer... euh, Fear"
"Never change a winning avatar..."
"Si hoc legere scis, nimium eruditionis habes."
Ubisoft EUII 1.09 ~ Strategy First Victoria 1.04 ~ Paradox CK Deus Vult ~ Paradox HoI2 Doomsday ~ Paradox EUIII Complete ~ Paradox EU: Rome Gold
Currently being a loser in Hattrick as FC MMDS (316966) as you could read here .
Okay, since I've been on pretty sporadic the last couple of weeks, I am going to pass this off early rather than late and give the next winner a few bonus days in the Sun.
This is a tough one to choose a successor for. Many of the people I thought of first have already won this award (some, more than once! - which they deserved), so I decided to choose someone who, so far as I know, 1 - hasn't won before, 2 - exhibits great taste by (as far as I know) not actually reading anything I write.
I see him posting in other AARs I read, he has a cool user name, and he shows a real love of AARLand as a commentator, as a Librarian as as keeper of the ACA archive (which seems to be quite a lot of work)
I give you: The Swert!
Congratulations Swertsome Well deserved !
The New Short AAR about Seduction , Manipulation , Intrigue , Mystery , and Revolution .
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T I M E L I N E S : What if Spain Failed to Control the World?
Seventeen AARLand Choice Awards: Favourite Overall New WritAAR Q1 2007.
Favourite Overall EU3 AAR: Q1 2007; Q2 2007; Q3 2007; Q4 2007; Q1 2008; Q2 2008; Q3 2008; Q4 2008
Favourite Narrative EU3 AAR: Q1 2007; Q2 2007; Q3 2007; Q4 2007; Q1 2008; Q2 2008; Q3 2008; Q4 2008
Three Times WritAAR of the Week: 4 March 2007 13 May 2007 & 28 March 2008;
Twice AAR Showcase: 9 Dec 2007, 14 Jun 2009; Twice Best Character Writer: 9 Dec 2007, 13 Sep 2008
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"Taking over the world with the USSR isn't a mission... it's just a passtime." -blue emu
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