Where did you go?
Where did you go?
"How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct." - Benjamin Disraeli
"Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice." - Leon Blum
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in the ancient Greek republics: freedom for the slave-owners
Congratulations Director !
To me, the mere word "Director" now sparks the idea of wonderful tales for me to enjoy. Pavlov's thingie. That said, I completely agree with Rensslaer's comments and think that those big fans are very well deserved.
"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell" (Edward Abbey)
Mon site perso / My personal website
For great short stories on various topics, check Guess the author !
No, it's probably not Chicago... (shamefully abandonned). / Non, ce n'est probablement pas Chicago... : la traduction du précédent, tout aussi honteusement abandonnée).
Alaska. No internet there, although I did get better cell reception there than where I live.Originally Posted by GeneralHannibal
I'm smart enough to know that I'm stupid
Member of the ahistoric association
My Hebrew Uganda AAR!- Weekly AAr showcase, 26-07-2007! - Winner, Best HoI Narrative AAr Q4 2007. Over & done with. Kinda completed.
Fan of the Week, 12-8-07; and 12-10-08
Earned a Kiss on the Cheek for Participation in the Trial of Fijj
Fijj also gave me this moldy cookie for guessing his name-●
Congrats Director, well deserved!
What happens when you listen to AOK.11's flawed arguments instead of using logic and thinking for yourself?
AAR's: Argentina - Nación Argentina II The CooperatAAR (completed)
“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
- Winston Churchill
"When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes... Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Kingben Say the Darndest Things! - General Jac
well done Director!
The Ebony Cross and the Sacred Eagle (Ongoing)
---Favorite History-Book AAR, Eu3 (Q2 2008)
---Weekly AAR Showcase, 1/13/08
Charter member of "The Warlord Club"
Fan of the Week: 3/4/07, 4/29/07, 6/18/07, 2/19/08, 4/11/08
WritAAR of the Week: 5/20/07
I was canonized! 4/21/07
My ink well thingy...
Nice choice. Congratulations Director
EUIII AAR: The lilies of France
Awarded Best Character Writer of the Week 25. Feb 2007
Awarded WritAAR of the Week 22. April 2007
HoI2 AAR: Enig og tro til Dovre faller – A Norwegian AAR
Awarded WritAAR of the Week 25. Sept 2005
Awarded Weekly AAR Showcase 25. Jan 2006
Awarded Fan of the Week 26. March 2006, 7. October 2007 and 10. November 2008
Boer War AAR: Joe’s War- a Boer War AAR
. . BRAVO ! !
Congratulations Director ! !
coz1: ...Finally, it has been the custom that the originator or administrator of a project be the one to take charge when something like this happens. Thus, Renss is the man to look to in order to proceed.
many thanks for the explanation ! !
B an 0:-), make someone happy, :-) GhostWriter :-)
"Freedom has many difficulties and democracy is not perfect, but we never had to put up a wall to keep our people in." . . . - John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Berlin, 1961
"Refusing to forgive is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die." - not sure
thanks for the 6.10.10 update Valdemar ! ! : HOI1 *First Resistance* check it out ! !
HOI2 Cat War – Alternate USA AAR, By Amona ; discover this now ! !
Congratulations, Director, your comments are always thoughtful and insightful, whether they be in response to your own readers or left in the AARs of others. An honor that is entirely deserved.
The Rodina and the Shackles of Humanity - A Soviet HOI3 AAR
"The Italians have a saying, Lemon, 'Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.' And, although they've never won a war or mass-produced a decent car, in this area they are correct." - Jack in 30 Rock
Congratulations, Porter! Well deserved.
*Doesn't see anyone else named 'Director'*
*Respects Rensslaer too much to tell him he made a mistake*
My friends, I humbly accept this plaudit in the knowledge that I am not worthy. To be frank I do not spend the time on this forum that I should, nor do I read as much as my fellow authors deserve. We all receive 24 hours in every day and we each apportion that time out according to our priorities. I am simply not currently willing and able to spend four hours a day reading AARs, as I once did. That may change - in either direction - but that's how it is right now.
When you find you must cut down on reading time the temptation is to read only works and authors you already know. This results in exactly the sort of clique (apparent rather than real) that AARland is supposed to avoid. It also means that you will encounter few surprises, bad or good. Once upon a time, if we must have a full confession, I took great pride in devoting a hefty percentage of my reading time to authors I had never heard of (Cthulhu and merrick were two I found this way, early on in their careers. I'm not saying I had anything to do with making them the fine writers they are, just saying I had the pleasure of reading their work before they were famous.) You can also go read my contributions to the 'Gazette' wherein I promoted reading and encouraging new authors.
But somewhere along the line I began to lose steam: I found other games, I became bogged down in a tar-pit of an AAR, I knew depression and had to look for jobs. Somewhere in there I made the unconscious decision to only read authors who read and commented in my own work. If hack writing is literary masturbation, then 'I-read-yours-if-you-read-mine' is literary incest. It is not healthy for you, me or for the forum.
Then came 'Frontier', and whether it was the new and different game, the science-fictional genre, or my great good fortune, I found that not only did my old pals come along but I made new ones too - I would name them but inevitably I would leave out someone - that any man would be glad to call friends.
The point of this (there hasn't been a single band reference, coz1, so stop snickering) is: I challenge all of us, myself included, to go now and read a work by someone you don't already know. If it is good, drop a comment in the payment slot (that is how we pay for our entertainment, folks) and perhaps post over at the bAAR to tell the rest of us bees where the new sweet flower lies. Who knows? You might discover the next Storey, the new Yogi, the unknown canonized.
I know that gambling on the new makes a difference; once upon a time MrT, Lord Durham and Bismarck took a chance on me and changed my life.
Thank you for thinking of me for this award.
:sits, cross-legged, eager: I wanna hear about this band camp!
Random World Order(EU4, Random)
Beyond Tannenberg IV: The More Things Change(EU4, Teutonic Order, COMPLETE (Defeated))
Beyond Tannenberg III: The Last Crusade (EU3, Teutonic Order, COMPLETE (Corrupt Save))
Resurrection: Rebirth of the United States COMPLETED!
My spambot broke, now I have to write everything myself.
Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and go well with ketchup.
Workers of the world, igni-* err... unite!
Congratulations Director !
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
Editor in Chief of The AARlander