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Who's the Boss Game #2934

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This game is moderated by jarmihi. Please read the rules and contact the moderator with any questions or concerns about this game.

Voting / Memo Discussion
This game finished in 6 rounds.

Discussion of Round #2

Round: 0  1  2  3  4  5  6  

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jarmihius


Posted: 02:14PM Mar 9, 2013

The player reports have been updated. Click the link below to view them.

The bonus point for those who participated in the Attendance Challenge has been awarded.

This is an official warning that braingle01 and 4wheels will be removed from the game for breaking Rule #10 unless they post in this round.


NEW! Click here to peruse the player reports. I'll update these at the end of every round.

RULES
Here are the rules for this game:
Full Rules
Valid posts = 1; invalid posts = 0; spam = penalty/ModKill
Boss Bazaar & FP Algorithm
Good luck, and have fun!

BAZAAR
O hai! Take a look at my wares!..........Link to the Boss Bazaar
Index | Name | Price | Remaining Stock | Effect

1 | Golden Quill | 4 | 1 per round | Allows you to write the next psych question.
2 | Employment Insurance | 4 | infinite | Allows you to give your points/items to another player if you are fired.
3 | Divination Card | 6 | infinite | Reveals a hint about the boss. Collect these and spend multiple at once for easier clues. Cannot be combined with others' cards.
4 | Miracle | 6 | infinite | Does...something. Collect a bunch and find out! (Collect them and choose when you want to spend them, and then something will happen.)
5 | Rat Trap | 13 | 1 per 24 hrs | Sends the rat a challenge to complete in 24 hrs. If the rat fails, xe is fired.
6 | Overtime Pay | 13 | 1 per round | All posts are worth double points, or negates a Lower Wages.
7 | Lens of Truth | 33 | 1 | Reveal identity of target. Works once per round.
Purchasing Form: (either place in a post or PM Jarmihi for a private purchase/use)
Your name:
Item:
Quantity:
Target, if applicable:
Use Immediately? :
If a private purchase, add 10% of the cost rounded to the nearest whole unit.

CHALLENGE LISTING
Attendance Challenge
If every player posts one valid post (not double, not spam), then every player will receive 5 points. If it fails, then those who did post will receive 1 point for participating.
This Challenge lasts until the end of Round 2.

Keyword Challenge #1
If any player posts a valid post with the secret Keyword in it, he or she will win a free item! The word is a potentially everyday word. (So, it's not 'hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia'.) Word lists do not count. The word must be found in a sentence inside a valid post. This has a good history of promoting activity, so let's see some interesting stories! (Update: remember that the post does not have to be about the game. Also, any tense of the word will work as well [*-s, *-ing, *-ed, *-like, etc. will all do.) This Challenge lasts until the end of the game.

POINTS AND INVENTORIES..........Current as of 01:39 EST Monday.
bababawhomp = 12
buu441 = 9
caberet = 4
dcf525 = 6
hermygranger123 = 8
Jayo = 2
kmrutledge = 4 | (item)
koin_era345 = 5
poofi = 7
princess2007 = 4
shrutibax = 12
Thekid4 = 11

(A player's points will not be listed until the player has at least two points. See the full reports here.)

THE BOSS = 13 FP (heymannow = 3, nayru = 2, priceas14 = 3, Raksha = 2, xylo = 3)


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bababawhompAus


Posted: 03:08PM Mar 9, 2013

So, just making sure, the people who were fired were people who were inactive right?
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shrutibax


Posted: 03:51PM Mar 9, 2013

Judging by last round's posting, I'm guessing so
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Thekid4t


Posted: 04:40PM Mar 9, 2013

I want to start a majority this round. How does hermygranger sound to you guys? I'm voting for her this round.

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koin_era345tus


Posted: 04:51PM Mar 9, 2013

I like that idea... especially after her comment about starting an early majority in R1. I'd like to look at thekid too, if we clear hermy.

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bababawhompAus


Posted: 05:01PM Mar 9, 2013

I'm okay with majority on hermy for now, it's not like we have any clues to work with.
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poofitus


Posted: 06:34PM Mar 9, 2013

Cool. Ill join the majority. Thanks for explaining the keyword challenge! this rounds challenge seems a lot easier that last round's. As for the psych question and answer, i actually would have asked for the same thing if i had any wish in the world. It makes me think that the boss thinks like me. im not sure who here thinks like me, so that doesn't really help me.

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koin_era345tus


Posted: 07:19PM Mar 9, 2013

You think like you.

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caberetAus


Posted: 07:30PM Mar 9, 2013

Safety vote for koin for now.

Last round's firings were because of inactivity based upon the large number. Hee hee, boss hasn't gotten to fire anyone yet!


"I discovered I scream the same whether I'm about to be devoured by a Great White or if a piece of seaweed touches my foot." Axl Rose
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hermygranger123tca


Posted: 07:35PM Mar 9, 2013

Have fun. But, I'll tell you this: putting a majority on me will be wasting a round, but if it clears me I'm not complaining. At least not in that sense. And talking about hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia reminds me of something. Do any of you anatidaephobia? And this round's challenge may be easy, but we all know it's going to fail. Braingle01 never posts.

Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open. ~Albus Dumbledore
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kmrutledgetth


Posted: 08:38PM Mar 9, 2013

Here is the first voting table. This one is going to be very short, since we are only 7 hours into the round. I will join the majority on hermy for the clear, but I still don't understand this clearing thing just yet.


Voting Table



Majorities
Thekid4-hermygranger123
koin_era345-hermygranger123
bababawhomp-hermygranger123
poofi-hermygranger123
kmrutledge-hermygranger123


Minorities
caberet-koin_era345

Not yet voted/stated
4wheels
braingle01
buu441
dcf525
fireball14
hermygranger123
Jayo
princess2007
shrutibax


The faster I type in my password, the more secret agent-y I feel.
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Thekid4t


Posted: 09:02PM Mar 9, 2013

You know, the psych question sounds like a kid in my class who said that if he could have one wish, it would be to grant his own wishes, and he would wish for his family to be rich and for himself to have 7 phones.

Who needs a witty signature anyway?
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buu441Ain


Posted: 10:01PM Mar 9, 2013

i had put a vote on jayo on my way in. changing that to hermy now to help with the majority.

@thekid: i have played in jar's store game before as well, and most of the time, the answer by the boss was a wish-granting mechanism or something similar (if i remember correctly). you ask the same set of psych questions, right mod?


Leo: Hold on. This is gonna hurt. Coach Hedge: I was BORN for HURT!!
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jarmihius


Posted: 10:03PM Mar 9, 2013

Scoring bookmark.

I usually don't repeat any questions other than the first round's, but I did use the one from last game's second round this time. The next one is entirely new.


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Thekid4t


Posted: 10:20PM Mar 9, 2013

hermygranger123 wrote:
Have fun. But, I'll tell you this: putting a majority on me will be wasting a round, but if it clears me I'm not complaining.
Just asking, why would placing a majority on you be wasting a round? The round isn't wasted if we clear you, so the only way this round will be wasted if we don't get enough people for a clear, or if you are cleared without us voting for you. As long as we clear somebody, the round is never wasted.


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shrutibax


Posted: 12:22AM Mar 10, 2013

Safety vote for thekid
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buu441Ain


Posted: 12:39AM Mar 10, 2013

yup. as long as we clear someone, we are using a round well. so the first round was wasted as we didn't clear anyone. and if we went MoO, we can clear more people normally, but this won't be possible when we have so many inactives around.

i did remember seeing the same question in a previous store game, so just confirmed it.


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buu441Ain


Posted: 07:22AM Mar 10, 2013

3 hours have definitely gone since my last post where is everyone?
7 stated votes, 5 on hermy. should be enough for the clear atm. but am pretty sure braingle01 has voted as well. dunno on whom. we'll need a few more votes to be confident about the clear.


Leo: Hold on. This is gonna hurt. Coach Hedge: I was BORN for HURT!!
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poofitus


Posted: 08:24AM Mar 10, 2013

I hope everyone who didn't post yet will post before the deadline (*cough *cough *braingle01). But even if they don't, we all get points, so thats still alright, i guess.

Good men eat to live. Bad men live to eat. -Socrates
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kmrutledgetth


Posted: 08:26AM Mar 10, 2013




Voting Table



Majorities
Thekid4-hermygranger123
koin_era345-hermygranger123
bababawhomp-hermygranger123
poofi-hermygranger123
kmrutledge-hermygranger123
buu441-hermygranger123


Minorities
caberet-koin_era345
shrutibax-Thekid4

Not yet voted/stated
4wheels
braingle01
dcf525
fireball14
hermygranger123
Jayo
princess2007


The faster I type in my password, the more secret agent-y I feel.
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princess2007A


Posted: 11:13AM Mar 10, 2013

I'm sorry. I have exams going on. I'm not as active as I'd like to be.

The memo sounds sort of like Jayo or cabaret to me. The boss isn't inexperienced as we can tell from this memo. I can't really give you a concrete reason for it being Jayo or cabaret... just sounds like one of them.

Voting hermygranger for a clear.

Edit: I think it's about time we get a boss clue and since I'm voting with the majority, I might be fired this round. I'm making my purchase in a separate post, jarmihi so it's easier to spot.


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princess2007A


Posted: 11:17AM Mar 10, 2013

My Purchase

Your name: princess2007
Item: Divination Cards
Quantity: 3
Target, if applicable: -----
Use Immediately? : YES.

Jarmihi, I realize I only have 17 points but posting in this round should give me another. So I can buy 3 divination cards right? Thanks.


A king that is conquered must see strange looks. So bitter a thing is the heart of man.
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shrutibax


Posted: 11:37AM Mar 10, 2013

Alright, guys, I think we've got our majority, all set for the clear.
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buu441Ain


Posted: 11:38AM Mar 10, 2013

@princess: this rounds memo sure does sound like an experienced player. but last rounds memo was too unlike jayo or cab. this is confusing all right.

Leo: Hold on. This is gonna hurt. Coach Hedge: I was BORN for HURT!!
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shrutibax


Posted: 11:40AM Mar 10, 2013

The boss is definitely an experienced player, especially because he's changed his "voice" from round to round.
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Thekid4t


Posted: 11:54AM Mar 10, 2013

Yay! I started a majority!

Who needs a witty signature anyway?
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dcf525*


Posted: 12:18PM Mar 10, 2013

Sorry for the delay, I definitely don't want to be the one to prevent us from making the challenge.The boss sounds like he has played a few games, but is not an expert. I am leaning towards Hermy, buu, and poofi. I will vote for poofi, since a clear majority has already been established for Hermy.

Sorry, nothing to see here folks, keep moving.
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princess2007A


Posted: 12:55PM Mar 10, 2013

Only 2 hours 20 minutes left! I'm hoping the keyword is in one of these post!

I'm just going to count stated votes again to make sure we have a clear.

Edit: Wait what? 13 employees left (15 players) and 7 stated votes. That's only 5 confirmed (if no employee forgot to vote after posting) votes!! We need 7 confirmed to get a clear!! Right? Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Otherwise, please change your "safety" votes to hermy... we can't miss out on a clear after we're so close!

Again, if my math is off, let me know.


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jarmihius


Posted: 01:15PM Mar 10, 2013

Scoring Bookmark

Clue #1: "It was the dawn of the Third Age of mankind, ten years after the Earth-Minbari War."


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Thekid4t


Posted: 01:18PM Mar 10, 2013

Dcf, I am too lazy to verify princess's post, so I'm going to assume it's correct. There is no clear majority for hermy. Change your vote ASAP.

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shrutibax


Posted: 01:33PM Mar 10, 2013

This is my first game of WTB, so just checking - I've gathered that a clear majority has to be more than half of the total number of employees? If so, then alright I'll change my vote.
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jarmihius


Posted: 01:35PM Mar 10, 2013

The voting system works in a way that the player with a plurality of the vote is the Candidate.

Wording:
Whoever gets a majority of the votes is called the Candidate. In the case of a tie, there may be multiple Candidates.

So, if there are only five votes cast, it could be that someone who gets three of them is the Candidate, or there could be two players with two votes each and they'll both be Candidates, or it could even happen that four people all vote for different players, and all four would be Candidates.

If it is as you worry, and only five people have voted for hermygranger, then there are only three other stated votes. By that logic alone (and not what may actually be), hermygranger would be the Candidate. (Keep in mind that I don't see the voting results until after the end of the round.)


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shrutibax


Posted: 01:43PM Mar 10, 2013

Oh, all right - thanks so much! This game can get confusing rather quickly, but oh well. Then by that rationale, we ought to already have a majority on hermy.
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dcf525*


Posted: 01:45PM Mar 10, 2013

There are two other 'employees' whose stated votes are not for hermy, so I am not sure why The Kid needs me to change mine. I doubt hermy is the boss or rat, but The Kid is a little suspicious now. The clue refers to Babylon 5, but I am not sure to whom that points.

Sorry, nothing to see here folks, keep moving.
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princess2007A


Posted: 01:46PM Mar 10, 2013

^^ I don't actually understand that. Just tired now, I guess.

I don't have time to work on the clue, sorry. I have to study. Next round, def.

Edit: by "that" I meant jarmihi's post. Like 3 of us posted at the same time.

Edit 2: I lied. I checked out the clue. "It is the year 2258." Any links to that number found?


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shrutibax


Posted: 01:49PM Mar 10, 2013

Haha, the only thing remotely familiar to me about Babylon 5 is from Big Bang Theory But I'll keep working on it
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princess2007A


Posted: 01:52PM Mar 10, 2013

People, check the inventory. Kmrutledge has an "item". A personal purchase always makes me suspicious.

If kmrutledge doesn't explain, could we vote him next round? Other than a Lens of Truth (which nobody can possibly afford yet), there's no reason to make a private purchase. I smell a rat.


A king that is conquered must see strange looks. So bitter a thing is the heart of man.
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poofitus


Posted: 02:00PM Mar 10, 2013

Changing my vote to buu441 because i don't know who to vote for, anymore.

Good men eat to live. Bad men live to eat. -Socrates
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Thekid4t


Posted: 02:01PM Mar 10, 2013

A rat, or a boss?

EDIT: I was referring to princess when I said that, not Poofi.


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princess2007A


Posted: 02:16PM Mar 10, 2013

poofi, wait! One person changing votes doesn't matter but don't everybody do that! 1 hour is not enough time for a new majority. Let's please clear hermy this round, solve the clue, and decide who to clear (or fire) NEXT round.

A king that is conquered must see strange looks. So bitter a thing is the heart of man.
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Thekid4t


Posted: 02:21PM Mar 10, 2013

Our beautiful majority is falling apart.

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shrutibax


Posted: 02:34PM Mar 10, 2013

@Princess: Yeah, I saw the purchase, but based on the points report from last round as well as the points so far from this round, the only 2 items he could possibly have bought to still have 3 points left are Golden Quill and Employment Insurance, and to be honest neither of them is very influential to the rest of us. If he wants to buy it privately, then go ahead because he most likely bought Golden Quill, which doesn't that much affect the rest of us.

I saw we ought to just keep the majority for this round just to clear hermy, though I honestly don't think she's the boss, and then next round I think we have enough information to start working out the boss identity...
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shrutibax


Posted: 02:41PM Mar 10, 2013

By the way, jarmihi, I had a question about your Boss Bazaar? I think one of the items is the Pink Slip, which means the Boss can fire anyone unless it would make him win, but then in the rules it says that no one who voted for the Boss that round can be fired

So which one trumps the other? Just wondering...because the Boss will likely have enough points to buy a Pink Slip rather soon...


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caberetAus


Posted: 02:46PM Mar 10, 2013

Good point about the boss buying stuff. The most frequent posters might well be our boss/rat combo.

Confirming my koin vote.


"I discovered I scream the same whether I'm about to be devoured by a Great White or if a piece of seaweed touches my foot." Axl Rose
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jarmihius


Posted: 02:47PM Mar 10, 2013

Rule #1:
1. All normal rules apply except when an item is purchased and used.


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shrutibax


Posted: 02:51PM Mar 10, 2013

Yeah, thanks! I think we've basically reached a general consensus that the boss is one of the more experienced players, and that's more likely to be one of the most frequent posters, or at least those who do most multiple times per round, if not as often.

BTW: I like the quote! So true...
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koin_era345tus


Posted: 02:52PM Mar 10, 2013

I thin it sounds a little like buu or poofi... The memo isnt as "smart" as it sounds. by that I mean certain words are there just to make the memo sound more intelligent.

The kmr thing is weird. I guess we might find out what she bought next round, if she is an employee.


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shrutibax


Posted: 02:52PM Mar 10, 2013

Aw, man, jarmihi, sorry for all these stupid questions! I REALLY ought to read the rules more thoroughly...
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shrutibax


Posted: 02:56PM Mar 10, 2013

@Koin - like I said before, kmr's purchase has to be only 4 points, and since "private purchases" add 10% to the total, rounded to the nearest whole point, making a private purchase for 4 points wouldn't be any more expensive than a public purchase, so I really think this kmr thing is irrelevant. But yeah, I agree, might as well get it cleared up next round.

Ha OMG I always use unnecessarily big words in my essays to make myself sound smart
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Thekid4t


Posted: 04:49PM Mar 10, 2013

You utilize grandiose words as well? I concur that it gives the illusion that one is more intelligent than he or she actually is.

Who needs a witty signature anyway?
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poofitus


Posted: 05:05PM Mar 10, 2013

I think that shrutibax is the rat. he is a new user. Since he knows that the rat is supposed to draw suspicion to them, i think that he is asking about the boss baazar to make us think that he is the boss. If he really was the boss, he would pm jarmihi. @koin_era345 : i thought of this, too. and yes, i do think that it sounds like me and buu. Thats why i'm voting for him. @shrutibax: I also use big words unnecessarily in my essays. However, my teacher gets angry at me and tells me that using big words won't get me anywhere, and that the content matters. She still gives me an A+ for the content, though.

Good men eat to live. Bad men live to eat. -Socrates
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shrutibax


Posted: 05:24PM Mar 10, 2013

@Poofi - Looking back at my past posts I can see why I it possible that I am the rat heh oops...
But anyways
a. I'm a girl XD
b. I actually didn't know the rat is supposed to draw suspicion to themselves but...er...good to know?

Alright, well anyways - looking forward to next round!
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koin_era345tus


Posted: 06:12PM Mar 10, 2013

Big words will get you places!

We have 5 votes on hermy, not enough for the clear. If none of us get fired though, we could still be onto something. If you vote for the boss you can't be fired.

Mandis might cover it. I still kinda want a maj on braingle01, if she beats us...


Happy ever after in the marketplace, Desmond lets the children lend a hand. Molly stays at home and does her pretty face, and in the evening she's the singer with the band!
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kmrutledgetth


Posted: 08:22PM Mar 10, 2013

princess2007 wrote:
People, check the inventory. Kmrutledge has an "item". A personal purchase always makes me suspicious.

If kmrutledge doesn't explain, could we vote him next round? Other than a Lens of Truth (which nobody can possibly afford yet), there's no reason to make a private purchase. I smell a rat.


I only did a personal purchase, because I wanted to be notified if I needed to do anything about it. Oh and by the way, I am a SHE.


The faster I type in my password, the more secret agent-y I feel.
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Thekid4t


Posted: 08:29PM Mar 10, 2013

So did we get enough votes for a majority this round?

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koin_era345tus


Posted: 08:34PM Mar 10, 2013

Probably not.

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hermygranger123tca


Posted: 11:12PM Mar 10, 2013

I don't think so, which could be bad or good.

Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open. ~Albus Dumbledore
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koin_era345tus


Posted: 11:30PM Mar 10, 2013

How could it be good? we basically wasted another round.

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caberetAus


Posted: 11:49PM Mar 10, 2013

The firings may be informative. Unless there are only mandatories again...

"I discovered I scream the same whether I'm about to be devoured by a Great White or if a piece of seaweed touches my foot." Axl Rose
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