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#1 User is offline   Mystress 

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 10:37 PM

Okay, this is a fun game I picked up on the forums over at Neopets (yes, the virtual pet site from when you were a kid; they have forums too). The basic premise is that you pick out a random piece of literature, turn to a specified page, and post the first sentence found on that page. of course, I modified it a bit to make it more fun. The rules go like this:

1. Someone posts a sentence/line from a novel, book, comic, play, epic poem, or anything with multiple pages (the longer the work, the better).
2. They say what work the sentence is from.
3. They randomly choose a number between 1 and 300 (but they may not specify which genre or literary style they want).
4. The next person repeats steps one through three with a novel, book, play, comic, etc. of their choice.

There are a few guidelines:

1. If posting from a novel or book, start with the first full sentence on that page. If posting from a poem, start at the beginning of the first line on that page (or the start of the line on that specified number if the poem is shorter and the number is smaller than 50) and continue until the thought ends (with slashes [ / ] to separate the lines). If posting from a comic book, close your eyes and point to a random panel on the specified page. Start with the first sentence in the first word balloon in that panel.
2. Post ONLY ONE sentence from the specified page (and panel if it's a comic book).
3. Please follow the guidelines for bad language. If there's bad language in the sentence, either Spoiler Tag it or replace it with another word in [ Brackets ]. :D
4. Post the full sentence. If a character is speaking it, specify who it is (and if possible who they are speaking to, but this is not necessary). If the sentence cuts off with a Hyphen, choose the next full sentence (ellipses [...] ending a sentence count as making a full sentence).
5. Post the full title of the work. The author's not necessary, but you can add it if you want.
6. You MUST use the page number given to you by the previous poster.
7. You may not use something you wrote yourself; that's cheating. :bounce:

That's it! I'll start with a random sentence and a number.

"I noticed that there was no mirror in the whole apartment."

Christine speaking to Raoul about Erik's lair, page 127 of The Phantom of the Opera.

Next poster: Page 67.
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Posted 27 November 2010 - 10:42 PM

"'My master requested that I view his bride and ascertain her beauty,' said Pukah glibly, his face smooth as goat's milk."

I swear that's the first full sentence on that page.

Pukah speaking to Fedj about his masters arranged wife, page 67 of "Rose of the Prophet Trilogy" by Weis and Hickman.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 10:54 PM

"We... broke though the floor of the old dining hall and there was a chamber underneath it."

The Book of D'ni, page 142
Spoken by Irras to Marrim

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 11:45 PM

"As night approached I found myself at the cemetery where William, Elizabeth, and my father reposed."

Victor narrating, from Mary Shelley's classic novel Frankenstein.

Seriously, if you haven't read the original, read it. It's about a jillion times better than any of the film adaptations. ^^

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 04:33 AM

'Ah no, it was a beautiful place.'

says Arthur Dent to Marvin, a depressed robot, about Earth.

The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy' page 127


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Posted 28 November 2010 - 08:32 AM

View PostLostthyme, on Nov 27 2010, 11:54 PM, said:

"We... broke though the floor of the old dining hall and there was a chamber underneath it."

The Book of D'ni, page 142
Spoken by Irras to Marrim

page 256

Lol, i was reading that again, ad i just passed that point!
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 09:07 AM

There are few accurate statistics relating to these pilgrimages, but one shortly before the crusading era composed chiefly of Germans, is supposed to have reached the figure of 7,000.

The Development of Western Civilisation, published 1941, page 233



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Posted 28 November 2010 - 09:14 AM

Two can play this game.

"The Handbook of the Christian Knight, printed in 1503, reflected his preoccupation with religion."

On Erasmus. WESTERN CIVILIZATION (Seventh Edition), Volume II. page 417 (which, because they apparently continue the numbering from volume I, is the de facto page 2 of the book)


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Posted 28 November 2010 - 10:48 AM

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Returned to Ahnonay's Temple and used Linking Book to return to Ahnonay's third sphere.

Prima Official Game Guide: Myst Uru Complete Chronicles, page 102

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 11:15 AM

Problems for Sec. 5.4

Using (1), find the Laplace transform of
1. t cos 2t 2. te2t 3. t cosh t 4. t2et
5. t sinh 2t 6. t2 sinh 2t 7. t2 cos ωt 8. te-2t sin ωt
9. Use (3) to solve the boundary value problem y'' + y = cos t, y(0) = 0, y'(0) = 0.

Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Fifth Edition, published 1983, by Erwin Kreyszig. Page 221


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Posted 28 November 2010 - 11:29 AM

"One in five who consume Listeria will die."

- From the entry "Raw Meat" in Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die.

Yes I am a morbid person. Why do you ask?

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 11:45 AM

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Biblical leadership and responsibilities in the Church are to be based on character.

Zondervan's Handbook to the Bible, page 91
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 11:52 AM

Through interpreters, he lectured them sternly on the sins and misdeed of their sultan and themselves.

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World page 7
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 12:00 PM

Most often, struggles for high points like Round Top, Bloody Ridge at Peleliu, or Monte Cassino in Italy, where the Germans held out for three months early in 1944, work to the disadvantage of the attacker.

Battle Grounds, Introduction by Robert Cowley, page 7.

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 02:31 PM

FIGURE 7-32, A-D
"A, Wounds that break through the abdomen can cause the organs to protrude."

- From First Aid/CPR/AED for Schools and the Community, Participant's Manual, 3rd Edition.

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 06:25 PM

Observations and data
The questions that drive scientific inquiry are base on observations.
Biology: exploring life, page 25.
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 06:54 PM

Use [mode] to choose modes.

One the usage of [mode]. Texas Instruments TI-34 MultiView™ Manual, page 5

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 08:39 PM

Master Telanis smiled tolerantly.
The Myst Redaer (BoT) p 299
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 10:55 PM

I'm a bit dubious about this one, but here goes:

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So, I made a chart demonstrating that "douchebag" has roughly the same meaning as "tool" and not "pussy", to show that calling someone a bag of a bona fide tool of the patriarchy is indeed a Feminist-Approved Insult.

It's A Jungle Out There: The Feminist Survival Guide to Politically Inhospitable Environments, Amanda Marcotte, p. 207. It was the closest book to hand. Honest.

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 03:11 AM

composite adj. made up of various parts.

Pocket Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus, page 138


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Posted 29 November 2010 - 09:17 AM

View PostMystress, on Nov 27 2010, 08:37 PM, said:

or anything with multiple pages (the longer the work, the better).



"But it's scary, mommy!"

Mystress wants a reekoo. Randomness 2 Thread, page 5

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 09:49 AM

page one. Does a linking panel count? :lol:
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Posted 29 November 2010 - 08:25 PM

View PostAaronAKAAtrus, on Nov 29 2010, 10:49 AM, said:

page one. Does a linking panel count? :lol:

Sure, why not?

"Among the British Standard types of the early 1950's were three variants on the 2-6-0 theme, their different power classifications and axle loadings related to the intended work and the nature of the lines traversed."

The Encyclopaedia of Trains and Locomotives, edited by David Ross, page 225


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Posted 30 November 2010 - 01:58 AM

"// return true if the stack is full."

The Complete Reference : C# 2.0 , page 167 :D



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Posted 02 December 2010 - 05:09 PM

Let them rot, the one or two
who hatch their plans apart from all the troops-
what good can they win from that?

-The Iliad, page 111, Nestor talking to Agamemnon.

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