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Here's another one specifically with +Mark Hanson, given without grammar notes or spoilers. All of the grammar here is attested in the previous excerpts included in this collection. Have fun!

Abarapēshutā Kerālūsh āburapar girushūbīs aravantigan.

Barapēsh = noun, ‘anvil’
Utā = verb, ‘to play’, but used here to form a compound noun
Karālū = noun, Proper Name
Burapar = noun, ‘group, host, regiment’
Gērush = noun, ‘enemy, foe’
Arava = verb, ‘to go away from, to withdraw, to retreat’
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I think as long as there have been "good letters," those who love them have had to defend that love from those primarily concerned with with bottom line. I come from a background which placed a high value on education primarily as means to a successful career path. In that context, my nascent love of the humanities was almost quenched in college, which was all about grades and getting the degree done and "real life" started as efficiently as possible.

I am even more pressed for time now than I was in college, but I have learned to carve out a place for these things as I slowly work on my graduate studies. The truth is that they are not just good for Renaissance scholars or travel writers. They are good for Senior Data Analysts and Project Managers. For me they are a haven from the quantifiable, where everything must be abstracted into a series of numbers and tables and trends. Data may be the stuff on which the Information Age runs, but it has fallen far short of its promise of connecting us to our world. It cannot transmit or quantify poetic knowledge.

There is a lot to think over in this post. There is always something in me that rankles against the idea of doing a thing for the thing's own sake, but as I have learned, that is always the necessary starting point for art. Recently I have been working on a review of the new "Secret Vice" edition which was published in the UK this month, and I have been struck by the number of times the world "pleasure" is used. Of course Tolkien's languages go on to do much more than give him personal pleasure, but if they had never done that, they would have been of no use to him at all.
 
Rounded Globe Blog: In a disenchanted world, Patrick Curry reminds us what it means to be enchanted in the garden of knowledge.
When were you last enchanted by scholarship?
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This is truth. Not saying that I mind really.
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In the Batman V Superman debate, one fact got lost: Zack Snyder actually gave the Man of Steel one of most ambitious stories in years.
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+Silvio Renzulli They suck because they've been spending time on their Animated movies - u should check 'em out.
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Given Boethius' paramount importance I am not surprised that this is a thing. Very excited to listen to this when I'm off of work.
 
Above and below, you can watch musicians perform 'Songs of Consolation,' a 1,000-year-old song set 'to the poetic portions of Roman philosopher Boethius’ magnum opus The Consolation of Philosophy,' an influential medieval text written during the 6th century.
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♪♫ Immanuel Kant was a real pissant who was very rarely stable...♪♫

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Anamāth tā fārunyati arūkyati fāruntigan thahamthūadtigan.
 
Amāth = noun, ‘bow’
Tā = relative pronoun, ‘that,’ ‘which’
Fārun = noun, ‘truth, right’ but here with adverbial endings
Arūk = verb, ‘to string, to stretch,’ presented here in the passive voice which is formed by the –ya- infix.
Thahamthūad = verb, ‘to sing’, here with the affix –gan which when used with the present ending forms the future tense. Thus thahamthūadti ‘sings’ becomes thahamthūadtigan ‘will sing.’

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+Mark Hanson thank you! There will be more of these in the near future.
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Hey +Benjamin Feehan, I heard you like sunken libraries, so... 
 
Sunken & Buried Ruins

Outside of the Yellow City proper is “the old city” – or more precisely the ruins thereof slowly sinking into the swamp. This particular map explores a building that is partially submerged because the much heavier and larger library behind it has fallen completely below the level of the streets bringing the rear end of this building down with it.

Of course, it is hard to think of a better place to be sent on a quest than an ancient stone library that has sunk into the muck and ruins around it. The majority of the library has collapsed also, with mud and debris blocking most of the structure, leaving three areas accessible from various underground passages which in turn are connected to an old road that was paved over at some point, leaving some old passages underground where the original road once was (and there are probably old sewers in turn under those old roads, if one were to dig further into the muck and debris).

You can download the map at full 300dpi from the blog post at https://rpgcharacters.wordpress.com/2016/04/29/sunken-ruins/ where it is made available for your non-commercial use and enjoyment thanks to the many supporters of my work through my Patreon campaign.
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And John, he could tear it up back when everything was high tensile cat innards.
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The end times are upon us. I've got my bug out bag stocked with enough Pathfinder APs and the Great Pendragon Campaign to last us years in the hills.

H/t +John-Matthew DeFoggi​.
For years, gamers have wondered why two of the biggest fantasy brands in the world, Magic: the Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons, couldn’t come together, especially since they’re bot…
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This TOR description is really spot-on.

H/T +Jeremy Seifert
 
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Yeah, this pretty much sums it up.

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Numenera: The Absolutis War - Session 30
Memory Everlasting

This session was a doozy.

We picked right up where we left off in the "space vikings" recursion, the Odinson leading us to the hangar bay where a "science skiff" - an open platform with invisible shielding which would protect us from the sun's extreme heat - was waiting. On our way to the hangar bay, however, we were accosted by Dagrun (the guard who had been showing us around) and Aghi the nephew and next of kin of Hallþora, the comms officer who Rothizan ( +Brad Tempia ) hurled at the Sceadugenga last session, resulting in her death. Aghi was out for Roth's blood and demanded either battle or a weregeld. Not wanting to lose precious time, Elise presented Aghi with an occultic cypher of great worth, which we hoped would be enough to satisfy him. 

We never found out, though, because at that point the ship came under attack from a massive convoy of Sceadugengan. We boarded the Science Skiff together with the Odinson and made our way towards the sun, but were promptly attacked by two waves of Sceadugenga fighter-pursuers (dubbed "splinter ships" because of the way they "splintered" off of a single main ship). 

Elise helped man the science vessel's minimal armory, together with Darius and Lemnos, and we managed to eliminated a couple of the fighters before they reached us. The other two dissolved as they impacted our shields and a trio of Sceadugengan materialized on deck.

Since they had initiative, they were able to cut down Dari ( +Nick Johnson, whose focus in this recursion is "dies" - essentially he's a Red Shirt), badly wound Lemnos, and would have killed Cames if the Odinson had not intervened, defending her with his mighty hammer. Elise stuck to manning the guns, preventing one of a second wave of fighters from reaching us, while a couple of other crew members managed to gun down the remaining fighters. Cames very successfully managed to take control of the ship while the Odinson and Rothizan were holding off the monsters, but none of it was enough to save poor Lemnos. One of the Sceadugengan tore into him, ripping his body in two.

At that moment Lemnos found himself falling away from his body and out of this world, into the freezing void between moments and universes. Just as he was about to be claimed by the Steward of Absolutis, he heard Ultamelon's voice call out, "He is not for you!" and materialized in his original body back in the City of Mirrors.

Meanwhile, Elise (who you may recall only had thirty hours to live) grew increasingly sick, blood pouring from her ears and nose. In pure rage and anger at seeing Lemnos killed, she drew her sword and charged the remaining Sceadugenga, severing its hands as her brother Roth closed in from behind, decapitating it.

The threat neutralized for now and some space (SWIDT) cleared around us, we continued on into the heart of the dying sun. There we encountered an enormous, terrifying monstrosity known as a Sun Eater. Based on our ability to scan and tape the datastream for information about it, we were able to learn that it is a living Singularity (a black hole) and that it is tethered to our universe using members of the Children of Shadow, a cult in this reality who worship Absolutis (and thus an equivalent of the Cold Ones back on our own Ninth World). 

Moving away from the Singularity (as there was nothing we could possibly do to destroy it without finding and eliminating its human tether among the Aesir), we found the first Science Skiff (the one that had originally been lost) floating adrift. As we prepared to near it, Cames came up with the idea of piloting the extra Science Skiff into the event horizon of the Singularity and detonating its anti-matter engines, hopefully closing the rift for good. Elise is doubtful about whether or not such a thing will work, however that is not the important part. The important part is that when the Odinson said, "That... That will kill you. Why would you do that?" Cames ( +Benjamin Feehan ) responded with the most badass line of the entire campaign so far:

"We're saving the universe here. It's not every day you get to die for a whole universe."

It was a magnificent session, and I am on pins and needles to know how it will all shake out next time. A huge thank-you to +John-Matthew DeFoggi for all of the hard work and preparation that always goes into these games. I have a feeling it really paid off last night.

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Welp. +Byron Bose just bit it.

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Rest well with Ultamelon, my friend, and know that you were avenged.
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"I have been doing battle forever against the proud forces of stupidity." - Bothius
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Richard Rohlin is a husband, father, amateur medievalist, author, and IT Professional living in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
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    Literature & Language, 2014 - present
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