Valar Guild

June 20, 2010 Sunday Meeting

5pm EST (GMT - 5)
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Transcript work by:
Eonwe and Varda.

Attending: (4)
    AriehnV, Eonwe Valar, fladrifv, VardaValar1 (presiding)

Meeting begins
    In Middle-earth, who are some of the fathers we can think of?

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VardaValar1 4:00 pm
VardaValar1 (4:00:10 PM):
Aiya Eonwe :-)
VardaValar1 (4:00:15 PM):
Aiya Fladrif :-)
Eonwe Valar 4:00 pm
Eonwe Valar (4:00:29 PM):
fladrifv 4:00 pm
fladrifv (4:00:41 PM):
VardaValar1 4:02 pm
VardaValar1 (4:02:03 PM):
What are you guys in the middle of? :-)
Eonwe Valar 4:02 pm
Eonwe Valar (4:02:16 PM):
Nothing much.
VardaValar1 4:02 pm
VardaValar1 (4:02:29 PM):
How about you, Flad?
fladrifv 4:02 pm
fladrifv (4:02:38 PM):
fladrifv (4:02:39 PM):
fladrifv (4:02:56 PM):
oh I made it to the finals
fladrifv (4:03:00 PM):
sorry spoiler :)
VardaValar1 4:03 pm
VardaValar1 (4:03:10 PM):
VardaValar1 (4:03:17 PM):
We could just start. :-)

VardaValar1 (4:03:25 PM):
Elen sila luemnn' omentielvo!
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VardaValar1 4:03 pm
VardaValar1 (4:03:30 PM):
VardaValar1 (4:03:40 PM):
Aiya Arien  :-)
AriehnV 4:03 pm
AriehnV (4:03:46 PM):
aiya all :-)
VardaValar1 4:04 pm
VardaValar1 (4:04:03 PM):
Happy Father's Day!
AriehnV 4:04 pm
AriehnV (4:04:40 PM):
happy happy day to all the fathers in the world :-)
AriehnV (4:05:02 PM):
especially in this lovely guild
fladrifv 4:05 pm
fladrifv (4:05:09 PM):
except for the ones that alreadyhad that day :)
VardaValar1 4:05 pm
VardaValar1 (4:05:12 PM):
Fangorn says hi and thank you. :-)
VardaValar1 (4:05:26 PM):
Belated Happy Father's Day to them!
VardaValar1 (4:05:59 PM):
We have quite a few fathers in the guild.
VardaValar1 (4:06:35 PM):
Fangorn, Melkor, Orome, Angrod just for a quick mention. Many others. Gimli
VardaValar1 4:07 pm
VardaValar1 (4:07:16 PM):
All of the fathers are special!
VardaValar1 (4:07:29 PM):
Does anyone have any more membership news?

VardaValar1 (4:07:48 PM):
VardaValar1 (4:08:18 PM):
Art page had some touch-ups. Cassia-T's page is now more in line with the other pages, for instance.
VardaValar1 (4:08:27 PM):
Eonwe, do you have Web news?
VardaValar1 (4:08:49 PM):
Been tweaking that huge lot of work you did on the Games page?
Eonwe Valar 4:08 pm
Eonwe Valar (4:08:56 PM):
None on my end. Taking a bit of time off from working on code after finishing the Games Page :}
VardaValar1 4:09 pm
VardaValar1 (4:09:07 PM):
Bet you could use it!

VardaValar1 (4:09:12 PM):
VardaValar1 4:09 pm
VardaValar1 (4:09:24 PM):
Non-WoW, non-LotRO gaming:
VardaValar1 (4:09:39 PM):
Fladrif, you had something cool going on with Chess?
fladrifv 4:09 pm
fladrifv (4:09:50 PM):
yes after a monthlong batteling
fladrifv (4:09:53 PM):
did I make it to the finals
fladrifv (4:10:02 PM):
so atleast im on place 6 :)
VardaValar1 4:10 pm
VardaValar1 (4:10:09 PM):
fladrifv 4:10 pm
fladrifv (4:10:16 PM):
but aim for place 1 ofc
fladrifv (4:10:22 PM):
...kuch humble tree....
VardaValar1 4:10 pm
VardaValar1 (4:10:48 PM):
Always set your sights high! Then the lower spots you hit are likely to be pretty high.
fladrifv 4:11 pm
fladrifv (4:11:07 PM):
then I should aim for place 0 in this case
fladrifv (4:11:08 PM):
VardaValar1 4:11 pm
VardaValar1 (4:11:19 PM):
The star at the top of the tree?
fladrifv 4:11 pm
fladrifv (4:11:30 PM):
*points to arien*
VardaValar1 4:11 pm
VardaValar1 (4:11:54 PM):
Speaking of Arien, summer solstice tomorrow in our area means she'll be busy shining a lot!
fladrifv 4:12 pm
fladrifv (4:12:09 PM):
yes just had ours in SL
AriehnV 4:12 pm
AriehnV (4:12:18 PM):
hehe nice one , ent , and good luck to the finals or in the finals
fladrifv 4:12 pm
fladrifv (4:12:19 PM):
the summer solstice
VardaValar1 4:12 pm
VardaValar1 (4:12:26 PM):
Lots of Second Life partying going on?
fladrifv 4:12 pm
fladrifv (4:12:40 PM):
we had a high visiter some days ago
fladrifv (4:12:46 PM):
in the form of varda
VardaValar1 4:12 pm
VardaValar1 (4:12:55 PM):
fladrifv 4:13 pm
fladrifv (4:13:23 PM):
showing the land and how sl can look
VardaValar1 4:14 pm
VardaValar1 (4:14:05 PM):
It was beautiful. Fladrif is quite the artist.
AriehnV 4:14 pm
AriehnV (4:14:16 PM):
aye :-)
fladrifv 4:14 pm
fladrifv (4:14:34 PM):
VardaValar1 4:15 pm
VardaValar1 (4:15:00 PM):
That took a good bit of coding too, on some of it, right? Like the chairs?
fladrifv 4:15 pm
fladrifv (4:15:33 PM):
I do master some scripting now
VardaValar1 4:16 pm
VardaValar1 (4:16:39 PM):
In other gaming, Fangorn was in StarCraft/BroodWar today, and the family hops around to various games not all of which I keep track of. I suspect other people do that a lot too.
VardaValar1 (4:17:41 PM):
Any other games?
AriehnV 4:18 pm
AriehnV (4:18:21 PM):
i ve been a bit in startrek online
AriehnV 4:18 pm
AriehnV (4:18:43 PM):
blowing borgs apart and rescuing federation civilians
VardaValar1 4:18 pm
VardaValar1 (4:18:54 PM):
I don't think you can tell too much about that?
VardaValar1 (4:19:14 PM):
The LotRO beta started, and some members are in it or have at least been invited.
AriehnV 4:19 pm
AriehnV (4:19:31 PM):
cool  nice
VardaValar1 4:20 pm
VardaValar1 (4:20:00 PM):
In LotRO, the Monday and Wednesday instance days were busy this last week.
Eonwe Valar 4:20 pm
Eonwe Valar (4:20:03 PM):
Star Trek Online has bneen released, so she can say as much as she wants.
Eonwe Valar (4:20:10 PM):
bneen = been
VardaValar1 4:20 pm
VardaValar1 (4:20:32 PM):
We ran Sixteenth Hall and Dark Delvings.
VardaValar1 4:20 pm
VardaValar1 (4:20:46 PM):
That's about all I have on LotRO. Arien, would you like to comment on STO?
AriehnV 4:21 pm
AriehnV (4:21:07 PM):
nah its just a mention since you asked for other games :-)
AriehnV (4:21:18 PM):
i still find it pretty boring and straightforward
AriehnV (4:22:13 PM):
might get more interesting if you get more ship controls and weapons and so on but that would require levelling
VardaValar1 4:22 pm
VardaValar1 (4:22:16 PM):
Mentions are good. : )
VardaValar1 4:24 pm
VardaValar1 (4:24:11 PM):
Eonwe, would you like to do a WoW report?
Eonwe Valar 4:24 pm
Eonwe Valar (4:24:28 PM):
I can.
Eonwe Valar (4:24:43 PM):
First, Blizzard has released some info on Grim Batol.
Eonwe Valar (4:25:09 PM):
It's a new instane area coming in Cataclysm.
Eonwe Valar (4:25:14 PM):
VardaValar1 4:25 pm
VardaValar1 (4:25:24 PM):
Or insane instance? : )
Eonwe Valar 4:25 pm
Eonwe Valar (4:25:27 PM):
Eonwe Valar (4:25:31 PM):
Maybe that too :}
Eonwe Valar 4:26 pm
Eonwe Valar (4:26:41 PM):
On Lothar, the guild bank cleaning is still underway. It's quite a bit of stuff that's getting cleaned out, so it takes a couple of cycles on the auction House :}
Eonwe Valar (4:27:59 PM):
That's all I have.
VardaValar1 4:28 pm
VardaValar1 (4:28:25 PM):
On Uldaman server, Elwing decided that her neglected Horde characters needed some love, so she's been there more.
VardaValar1 4:29 pm
VardaValar1 (4:29:05 PM):
On Lothar, lots of use is being made of the random dungeon instance technology to complete our groups. Progress is being made.
VardaValar1 (4:29:13 PM):
Heroics, etc.
AriehnV 4:29 pm
AriehnV (4:29:26 PM):
err my Palading dinged 80 a few hours ago :-D (i recustomized Finduilasse into his sister Urwendi who now really looks like family of his)
AriehnV (4:30:14 PM):
else i missed Pharazon  , i guess he is on field training again
VardaValar1 4:30 pm
VardaValar1 (4:30:28 PM):
Aye, he said he would be going back out to the field.
VardaValar1 4:31 pm
VardaValar1 (4:31:37 PM):
In LotRO, Ulmo has been leading a number of radiance dungeon runs, and has said that starting this coming week, he will only be taking people with headsets, as it is a great help.
VardaValar1 (4:32:04 PM):
Instances not run by Ulmo will not require them, although we hope people at least turn on speakers.
VardaValar1 (4:32:37 PM):
At least one person is in trouble, as his soundcard is shot and medical problems and bills may cause that to remain a problem for a while yet.
VardaValar1 (4:33:04 PM):
Is there any further business?
Eonwe Valar 4:34 pm
Eonwe Valar (4:34:12 PM):
I suppose I should mention I've decided to go ahead and let my story compete in the mefa.
VardaValar1 4:34 pm
VardaValar1 (4:34:26 PM):
AriehnV 4:34 pm
AriehnV (4:34:47 PM):
nice nice :-D
Eonwe Valar 4:35 pm
Eonwe Valar (4:35:08 PM):
If anyone is by chance interested in fanfiction set in Tolkien's world, you might be interested in this:
VardaValar1 4:35 pm
VardaValar1 (4:35:23 PM):
Thank you.
Eonwe Valar 4:37 pm
Eonwe Valar (4:37:05 PM):
Eonwe Valar (4:37:11 PM):
er, wrong chat.
VardaValar1 4:37 pm
VardaValar1 (4:37:36 PM):
She was involved with MEFA before, thanks.
Eonwe Valar 4:38 pm
Eonwe Valar (4:38:55 PM):
It's supposed to be based on fan reviews, not a panel of judges per se, so it might be interesting.
VardaValar1 4:39 pm
VardaValar1 (4:39:04 PM):
Alcardilme, one of our writers, has been nominated in the past for awards there too.
VardaValar1 4:39 pm
VardaValar1 (4:39:48 PM):
One of the requirements is that no art should be on the page of the nominated story, so that dial-up connection readers can easily handle it.
VardaValar1 (4:40:07 PM):
Since I was hoping to put art on all our stories eventually, that gave me pause.
VardaValar1 (4:40:44 PM):
Since many of us are gamers, we tend to use broad band connections and aren't bothered by a bit of artwork.
VardaValar1 (4:41:24 PM):
Comments on whether we want art on our stories?
Eonwe Valar 4:41 pm
Eonwe Valar (4:41:44 PM):
Art directly related to the story I think is fine.
VardaValar1 4:41 pm
VardaValar1 (4:41:46 PM):
(Those who want to send in art for their own stories certainly may!)
VardaValar1 4:42 pm
VardaValar1 (4:42:14 PM):
Cassia and Fladrif have both done their own illustrations.
VardaValar1 (4:42:45 PM):
Art unrelated to the story would be silly to put up, aye. : )
VardaValar1 (4:43:01 PM):
If there is no other business...?

VardaValar1 (4:43:21 PM):
VardaValar1 (4:43:58 PM):
On the News page, we have a father's day related photo-manip from Cassia-(T), used for one of her stories also.
VardaValar1 4:44 pm
VardaValar1 (4:44:32 PM):
We also have a link to an article on how Father's Day came about.
VardaValar1 (4:44:54 PM):
In Middle-earth, who are some of the fathers we can think of?
Eonwe Valar 4:45 pm
Eonwe Valar (4:45:05 PM):
Eru :}
VardaValar1 4:45 pm
VardaValar1 (4:45:25 PM):
An All-Father! Not going to top that one. : )
VardaValar1 4:46 pm
VardaValar1 (4:46:36 PM):
Finwe: father of Feanor, Fingolfin, and Finarfin.
AriehnV 4:47 pm
AriehnV (4:47:26 PM):
Sam: Father of Elanor, Frodo , Meriadoc , Pippin and a few dozen more :-)
VardaValar1 4:47 pm
VardaValar1 (4:47:42 PM):
Nice. : )
VardaValar1 (4:48:03 PM):
Arathorn: father of Aragorn
AriehnV 4:48 pm
AriehnV (4:48:47 PM):
Elrond\; father of Arwen, Elladan and Elsomethingelse
VardaValar1 4:49 pm
VardaValar1 (4:49:00 PM):
VardaValar1 (4:49:06 PM):
AriehnV 4:49 pm
AriehnV (4:49:06 PM):
thats it :-)
VardaValar1 4:49 pm
VardaValar1 (4:49:08 PM):
VardaValar1 (4:49:22 PM):
Fingers trip too. : )
VardaValar1 (4:49:43 PM):
Aragorn: father of Eldarion and many daughters.
AriehnV 4:50 pm
AriehnV (4:50:18 PM):
Gloin: father of Gimli
VardaValar1 4:50 pm
VardaValar1 (4:50:38 PM):
Thranduil, father of Legolas
AriehnV 4:51 pm
AriehnV (4:51:03 PM):
Denethor: father of Boromir and Faramir
VardaValar1 4:51 pm
VardaValar1 (4:51:36 PM):
Saradoc, father of Meriadoc.
Eonwe Valar 4:51 pm
Eonwe Valar (4:51:56 PM):
Beren, father of Dior.
VardaValar1 4:52 pm
VardaValar1 (4:52:16 PM):
Hamfast, father of Samwise.
Eonwe Valar 4:52 pm
Eonwe Valar (4:52:45 PM):
Thingol, father of Luthien.
Eonwe Valar 4:53 pm
Eonwe Valar (4:53:42 PM):
Hurin and Huor, fathers of Turin and Tuor, respectively.
VardaValar1 4:54 pm
VardaValar1 (4:54:19 PM):
Drogo, father of Frodo.
Eonwe Valar 4:54 pm
Eonwe Valar (4:54:31 PM):
Galdor, father of Hurin and Huor.
Eonwe Valar (4:54:43 PM):
Tuor, father of Earendil.
Eonwe Valar (4:55:03 PM):
Earendil, father of Elrond and Elros.
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Eonwe Valar 4:56 pm
Eonwe Valar (4:56:15 PM):
Welcome back :}
AriehnV 4:57 pm
AriehnV (4:57:49 PM):
what was the petty dwarf called and his sons? he was a father too
AriehnV (4:57:59 PM):
Mim and his sons ..
Eonwe Valar 4:58 pm
Eonwe Valar (4:58:16 PM):
Eonwe Valar (4:58:18 PM):
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VardaValar1 5:00 pm
VardaValar1 (5:00:27 PM):
(Considering Trillian)
Eonwe Valar 5:00 pm
Eonwe Valar (5:00:37 PM):
Having problems with AIM?
VardaValar1 5:00 pm
VardaValar1 (5:00:41 PM):
Did we mention Paladin, father of Peregrin? : )
Eonwe Valar 5:01 pm
Eonwe Valar (5:01:00 PM):
Not yet :}
VardaValar1 5:01 pm
VardaValar1 (5:01:05 PM):
Disconnects, saying there was a setting error for signing in.
VardaValar1 (5:01:23 PM):
Tried to make it through the whole Fellowship. Think we did it.
AriehnV 5:01 pm
AriehnV (5:01:50 PM):
Drogo , father of Frodo :-D we nearly forgot that
Eonwe Valar 5:02 pm
Eonwe Valar (5:02:01 PM):
We already had Drogo ;}
VardaValar1 5:02 pm
VardaValar1 (5:02:04 PM):
The family says we were kicked off all over the house. Computers stayed up.
AriehnV 5:02 pm
AriehnV (5:02:21 PM):
VardaValar1 5:02 pm
VardaValar1 (5:02:36 PM):
Sounds like a connection problem.
AriehnV 5:02 pm
AriehnV (5:02:42 PM):
sounds like router sttoppoff aye
VardaValar1 5:02 pm
VardaValar1 (5:02:49 PM):
Ok, we made it through the Fellowship!
VardaValar1 (5:03:12 PM):
I was considering working our way down the sons of Finwe, but that could take a while. : )
VardaValar1 (5:03:25 PM):
Feanor: seven sons. How's that for short-hand? : )
Eonwe Valar 5:03 pm
Eonwe Valar (5:03:33 PM):
VardaValar1 5:03 pm
VardaValar1 (5:03:49 PM):
We've been on an hour, we could call it here.

VardaValar1 (5:04:04 PM):
VardaValar1 5:04 pm
VardaValar1 (5:04:22 PM):
If anyone wants to keep going on the fathers, that's peachy too. : )
VardaValar1 (5:04:32 PM):
RP is suffering with Phar's absence.
AriehnV 5:04 pm
AriehnV (5:04:33 PM):
VardaValar1 5:04 pm
VardaValar1 (5:04:47 PM):
Or we could shove Arien into LotRO...
AriehnV 5:04 pm
AriehnV (5:04:48 PM):
that was shadow .. meeow
AriehnV (5:05:30 PM):
that would be nice aye :-)
VardaValar1 5:05 pm
VardaValar1 (5:05:56 PM):
Mean ol' cat. Related to Tevildo?  : )
AriehnV 5:06 pm
AriehnV (5:06:18 PM):
hehe dont know about that but she s black anyway
AriehnV 5:06 pm
AriehnV (5:06:24 PM):
so who knows?
VardaValar1 5:07 pm
VardaValar1 (5:07:13 PM):
We wondersss, yes, we wondersss.
VardaValar1 5:15 pm
VardaValar1 (5:15:56 PM):
Connection seems to be staying.
VardaValar1 (5:16:21 PM):
We had chocolate cake and watched a new DVD movie together before the meeting. : )
Eonwe Valar 5:16 pm
Eonwe Valar (5:16:31 PM):
Cool :}