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 Post subject: Lent has begun
PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:02 pm 
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It is officially Ash Wednesday on the east coast of the United States.

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 Post subject: Re: Lent has begun
PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:36 pm 
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Are you giving anything up?


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 Post subject: Re: Lent has begun
PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:38 pm 
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It seems he's given up working on anymore Russian Roulette homebrews.

You never responded. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Lent has begun
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I replied privately to JQM with what I want in a game design document.

Things I'm giving up include overeating, caffeine overuse, and posting on Slashdot, among other things that I'll describe later on my microblog. Some of these fasts will be tapered, where I ease myself into the fast over the course of Lent. I had planned to give up posting here on NESdev BBS as a stunt related to a planned username change. But then a couple people saw "I'm giving up..." in an avatar that I had up for about a day, missed this thread, and assumed the worst. So let me be clear: I'm not giving up on life.

I'm not Catholic. I'm using Lent as a cultural excuse to experiment with giving things up in my life, just as people who aren't Christian use Christmas as an excuse to exchange gifts, and people who aren't Irish use Saint Patrick's Day as an excuse to drink. You can do any crazy $#!+ as long as you can justify it as giving something up.

I'm not Muslim either, but I recognize that my habit of wearing long shirts (inspired in part by John from Peter Pan and Alvin, Simon, and Theodore from Alvin and the Chipmunks) could occasionally cause me to be confused with them. So I do give this up during Ramadan each year out of respect for Muslims.


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 Post subject: Re: Lent has begun
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I was raised Catholic, and as a result, whenever I watch Star Wars and hear, "May the Force be with you." I always expect the response, "...and also with you."


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 Post subject: Re: Lent has begun
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darryl.revok wrote:
I was raised Catholic, and as a result, whenever I watch Star Wars and hear, "May the Force be with you." I always expect the response, "...and also with you."

And to think I was the only one


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 Post subject: Re: Lent has begun
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:08 am 
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Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia!


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 Post subject: Re: Lent has begun
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JRoatch wrote:
Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia!

Beat me to it. Surrexit Christus!

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Wait, what? ...I feel a bit lonesome now...

darryl.revok wrote:
I was raised Catholic, and as a result, whenever I watch Star Wars and hear, "May the Force be with you." I always expect the response, "...and also with you."

They've changed it. It's now "and with your spirit", which is more accurate to the original Latin but adds a bit of an edge to the old "there's something wrong with this microphone" joke...


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