The Chains of Office - Mod Nom Thread

The Chains of office weigh heavy on Manish's shoulders. As Osric had it, there comes a time, when the jewels cease to sparkle, when the gold loses its luster, when the throne room becomes a prison, and all that is left is a father's love for his child. 

 

Or the Comte de Guiche;  When your life has been a success, without having any real sins, you feel a slight disgust within, but no real remorse…just a faint discomfort. The ducal robes of fur sweep up the stairs of state, with a rustle of lost illusions…and regret.

 

And the peons chaffe at the bridle and shift in hungry anticipation of the lash.

 

But do not worry. The Purging is at last at hand. Day of Doom is here. All that is evil, all their lies; your parents, your leaders, those who would call themselves your judges; those who have lied and corrupted the Earth, they shall all be cleansed. 

 

You, my children, are the water that will wash away all that has gone before. In your hand, you hold my light, the gleam in the eye of Set. This flame will burn away the darkness, burn you the way to paradise!

 

Burn you the way to New Moderator Elections!

 

 

Nominate your new betters in the comments below. A poll will be held when we can be arsed.

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Candidates...

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So far we've got the following:

 

Darth

MSE

Traveller

Nyoos

Andrew

Jay C

eeyn

 

If I am missing somebody or somebody should not be on the list, please let me know.

 

I will post the poll late on Friday.

 

 

I am not a pessimist. I am an incompetent optimist.

We Need More Nominations!!!

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Come on guys, get to it!

I am not a pessimist. I am an incompetent optimist.

MA, MSE, eeyn, nyoos, darth, Trav

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.

I second all of those...

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...except myself.

 

Trav, are you up for it?

I am not a pessimist. I am an incompetent optimist.

I'm Here So Much I Should Pay Rent!

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...probably yes.

 

But truly, only Nyoos, eeyn524 and Darth have the...panache to pull this off well.

 

Panache (French pronunciation: ​[panaʃ]) is a French word origin that carries the connotation of a flamboyant manner and reckless courage.

The literal translation is a plume, such as is worn on a hat or a helmet, but the reference is to King Henry IV of France (13 December 1553 – 14 May 1610). Pleasure-loving and cynical, but a brave military leader and the best-loved[citation needed] of the kings of France he was famed for wearing a striking white plume in his helmet and for his war cry: "Follow my white plume!" (French: "Ralliez-vous à mon panache blanc!").

 

Best Wishes, Traveller

They're good choices along with MA

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but please you've done a great job in the past and would again.

A braver military leder might have cried

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"You guys go on home to your wives and kids, I've got this one".

I nominate MSE

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Muhahahahahahha!!!!!!!!!!

In the medical community, death is known as Chuck Norris Syndrome. 

I Know How To Motivate People

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M Scott Eiland's picture

I hereby second Manish's nomination of me. Meaning that if enough of you lot don't volunteer to run, there's an alarming chance that I might be elected to serve the next six months, and none of us want that, do we? (-:[

The universe may well have been created without a point--that doesn't imply that we can't give it one.

LOL...You ARE Tough on Us....

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...beat us about the head and shoulders if we don't stay in line.

 

Heck, we all like to be a little unruly now and then.

 

Do you have any campaign promises?

 

Very Best Wishes, Traveller

No Promises, Just A Prediction

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M Scott Eiland's picture

The universe may well have been created without a point--that doesn't imply that we can't give it one.

I've Been Asked By Hank To Take Care Of This

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So, ladies and gents, please use this diary to nominate some more.

 

Not enough nominees to set up the election yet.

I am not a pessimist. I am an incompetent optimist.

I'm moving abroad and starting a new job in a few weeks

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Thanks mmghosh, but this isn't the right time for me.

college professor?

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that's barely a job at all. what do you teach, a few classes a week? and have summers off? c'mon.

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
-George Bernard Shaw

Love it!   You missed the

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Love it!

 

You missed the lamentations of the women.

I'll nominate myself

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Yeah, sounds cheesy but I can't do Mod duties in either of the 2014 terms.  I'll grab an oar and row for this one but I'll be just as happy if others are selected.

 

 

 

In the medical community, death is known as Chuck Norris Syndrome. 

Seconded

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M Scott Eiland's picture

And I'll add Nyoos & Manish, since they don't seem to be fleeing.

The universe may well have been created without a point--that doesn't imply that we can't give it one.

Thirded...

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Also seconding Nyoos.

 

Manish is out though. So we need another one. Hmmm.

 

Who hasn't been mod in a while, or ever? I nominate one of you. Please raise your hand.

I am not a pessimist. I am an incompetent optimist.

Ha!

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Bernard Guerrero's picture

I can see they're busting down the door.  Line forms to the right, ladies & gentlemen, don't crowd!

Had some free time this year

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mmghosh's picture

but what with overseeing a new implementation in August it won't be possible for me.

 

Thanks for the rec, though, I nominate MSE, AndrewSshi and eeyn.

Fair Enough

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M Scott Eiland's picture

You take the job seriously, and I'll certainly never object if someone says they don't have time for the job. An excellent combination for being willing to nominate a candidate, and not being put off by a polite refusal.

The universe may well have been created without a point--that doesn't imply that we can't give it one.

I Second Darth for Exaltation to the Highness....nt

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Traveller

That's Damned Good Nooys! Really, You Should Be Writing Epic...

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...poetry, tails of heroism writ large.

 

I Nominate for a Second Term both mmghosh and Nooys, and would nominate Bernard but he isn't around much. Therefore I would like to add eeyn to this slate.

 

Best Wishes, (yes I know there is a misspelling above, but it just feels good) Traveller

Um, thanks

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You can judge for yourself what the tone of voice was )

 

I second your comment on nyoos's writing,  and your nominations,  if they will accept.

It is the work of a magpie.

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90% direct quotation from overwrought filmic verse.

 

But thank you for the nomination.

The Conan redo was just terrible

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mmghosh's picture

compared to version 1.0

 

The intro to Milius' Conan must be one of the greatest intros.

I'm much too old and wise to watch the redo.

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I know exactly what it would be like.

 

I first saw the original at about the age of 12 or 14. Which is perfect. It is now burned into my dopamine receptors and I'd happily watch it all day long. 

 

I do need to look away when the rubber snake comes along, and you have to make sure you get the cut with the right ending, but the score, action, nebulous philisophical concepts. Great stuff.

 

Reminds me a bit of Boorman's Excalibur, which was also burned into me at 12. Again, fantastic dialogue, score, costume etc, but you need to look away occasionaly. Mordred's golden armour for example.

Nyoos, I thought you as a sword guy

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might have a problem with Conan's blade.  I too loved the movie but thought the Franco Columbu cameo as the Pictish Scout was a bit over the top.

In the medical community, death is known as Chuck Norris Syndrome. 

Actually, their sword props guy

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 did his research pretty well. Recent archeological digs indicate that between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis, and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of and men from the north, men of great strength did forge very similar blades for snake crushing and being king by their own hands.

Heh, Do those same archeological digs provide historical

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support for chain mail bikinis?  Or maybe those were a fad that came along after the sons of Aryas.

 

Edit: BTW, this is a great conversation to have while MSE is away.

 

In the medical community, death is known as Chuck Norris Syndrome. 

The John Milius Conan

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is a frankly amazing piece of cinema. It's also interesting to note that a lot of the cinematography is drawn from Eisenstein's Alexander Nevsky.

The pure hypnotic quality of James Earl Jones' voice

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mmghosh's picture

contributed a good part to that.

 

It is no accident (and no shame to reveal) that my spoken English is, to a large extent, the result of time spent in front of a mirror trying to recreate that voice as a 13 year old. 

 

I imagine Jim Jones or David Koresh must have been such.

 

Have you ever heard nursery rhymes by Floella Benjamin?  Very similar hypnotic and chillingly precise.