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  1. Did anybody else click on the merry-go-round in the backyard at the End of the World, with the fervent wish that Boyle would climb on and go "Wheeeee!" and go around a few times? I did. I clicked several times, each time with the diminishing hope that it would actually happen. (Myst and Ingrid on the see-saw would have been good, too.)
  2. Pretty sure I got all of them. I'll have to check into that.
  3. When I first arrived in Hanalia, I wandered up to the castle and decided to peek in the cave before going to visit the King. I go in and click on the gate. Boyle says, "It's locked." Then, Myst says, "Robin! Why don't we use the key we found in the Gingernut Cave?" I thought, "Who the heck is Robin?" And nothing happened. So I shrugged and went on. Eventually, I found Robin and did the whole Gingernut Cave thing (and got a bunch of keys). But now when I go back to the cave in Hanalia, Boyle just says, "It's locked." So I'm not sure if I'm supposed to be able to unlock that door at this point? Am I missing a key? Or did I somehow lose the ability to use that key after the first weird conversation with a character I didn't have in my party yet?
  4. I'd love to beta for you guys! Such great games.
  5. Discovered a small glitch inside the cottage when one is searching for the pieces of the firewood. In the display at the bottom where it shows which pieces still need to be found (and the found pieces are marked with a red X), one of the wood pieces is incorrectly marked off. Am I explaining that right? What happened was I found a piece of wood that appeared to be the "end" of a log (a round piece with tree rings visible). However, the same piece in the display list at the bottom remained "open" (meaning it showed that I still needed to find it). I'm guessing the other piece got marked with the X, because I was sitting there trying to figure out where the round-tree-ring piece was (thiking to myself "I'm SURE I already found that one!"). In the end, I noticed a dark piece that looked like bark - it was X'd off as found, but I clicked on it and completed the FROG scene.
  6. Oh, well, I love the HOGs, so good to know. Still...can we get some new words? (LOL)
  7. *Rage wanders back into the forums, flushed with success because she FINALLY beat the darned Orc Castle quest in GoN* Hang on a tick....so what's the game coming out in winter 2011? It's got the words "Twilight" and "Dark-something" in it....it's not part of the Orb series? (Obviously, I have yet to complete the series, as I just beat the stupid orcs....)
  8. Rabbit, I didn't have that trouble with YDF at all, and my home machine can be pathetically slow at times.
  9. There's nothing wrong with diversity either.
  10. YAY! I give a poem I get a release date.
  11. OK, you asked for it!!! A Gypsy's Poem by Rage We’re waiting for “A Gypsy’s Tale” We hope Amanda will not fail. She first said May, and now it’s June, The best we’ll hope to get is “soon.” If you’re anything at all like me, You’re sitting, waiting, patiently, For the magic moment when We’re allowed to travel to Hamlet Brenn. A mystery, an evil power, And secrets trapped within a tower. Humans, fairies, serfs and vassals: (I only pray there’s no ORC CASTLE!) Hopefully soon we can all start to grin When we finally get to meet Reylin! Now....about that release date....
  12. A poem, eh? Well, if that's what it takes....LOL, give me a few and think up something.
  13. I'm known for my patience, but I think that since we're already 5 days into the month of June, we should have a game by now. (I tease; seriously, just waiting patiently.)
  14. That is an unusual dream experience, TF (seems better than calling you "The Fool"). I don't think I've EVER had a dream where I've switched perspectives. I've been debating for some time about doing a guided meditation with my hypnotherapist regarding the "unfinished" dream. I don't know why I've been so hesitant about it; maybe there's something there. I'm not sure how much of a dream expert he is, though we've touched on the subject before. I might have to ask him about your perspective changing dream. Intriguing. As far as "almost dying in a dream" - yeah, been through a few of them. I save myself rather frequently, as I have a lot of lucid-dreaming periods, and that gives one a measure of control, though I usually just force myself awake if it's too terrifying of a nightmare. A number of years ago, 9 or 10, I was going through a difficult period (long story) and my doctor prescribed Remeron, an anti-depressant. Well, the only thing it did for me was make me eat and sleep....and not dream. I know that scientists say that we ALL dream, every night, but don't always remember them. Some people remember more than others (obviously I'm one of the remember a lot more type of people), but for somebody to say "Oh, I never dream" isn't accurate. The brain dreams on purpose, even if we don't know what that purpose is. However, I truly believe that the Remeron eliminated my dreaming. I didn't like being on the drug anyway: it didn't help, I gained 35 pounds in 2 months, and always felt like I was merely an observer in my own body. I felt so disconnected when I was awake. And the drug really knocked me out at night: I would sleep so hard, for so long, if I didn't need to get up, I would just sleep. But no dreams. Perhaps it is true, that I just did not remember my dreams. It was a very strange sensation, after 2.5 decades of always remembering dreams and very vivid technicolor dreams at that, to suddenly have no recollection at all. I felt...well, quite honestly I felt like I did not know who I was. We stopped the medication. It wasn't doing any good, and the side effects (non-stop eating & sleeping) were VERY concerning and bothersome (and that's an understatement). As soon as I weaned off the drug, my appetite returned to normal, all of the weight melted off me as quickly as I'd put it on, and my sleep habits stabilized. But the dreams did not return. It was a full YEAR after I stopped taking Rememon that I started dreaming (or, as a scientist would correct me, once again remembering my dreams). However, the lack of dreaming after being on that drug scared me to death. I felt cheated, or more like robbed, as if a special, sacred part of ME had been forcibly taken. I almost felt as if I'd been violated. But the did return, thankfully, and once they did it was as if they'd never been gone. That experiece is one of the reasons I'm VERY hesitant with medications, as I don't want to lose that part of myself ever again.
  15. I don't much care for my flying dreams. I dream frequently and vividly, but thankfully not often about flying. I never have wings in my flying dreams; it's just me, in my regular human body. But right about the time I figure out that I'm both dreaming AND flying - lucid dreaming is very common for me - I fall. I always hit the ground. It's always concrete (like a sidewalk). And I always wake up with that ache in my lungs like I've just had all the air pushed out of them. (I don't think I've ever woken up dead, but you never know. LOL) Now, oddly enough, when I do deep theta-state meditation (which is about as close to sleep as I can get without actually being asleep), I love to fly, and do so consciously, willingly, and joyously. I either fly as myself or as a winged creature, usually either a bird of prey or a dragon. Scarier than flying dreams are pre-cognitive ones. If you've never had one, I can't begin to describe them. As the name implies, you dream of something that you will later encounter in real life, in the future. Obviously, you cannot know that any given dream is "pre-cognitive" until you actually experience the reality you dreamed about, but the ones I've had (two) both have extremely similar "sensations" (it's the only word I can think of) than my other dreams, even the ones I remember for a long time, don't have. The memory of those 2 pre-cognitive dreams is also very similar, extremely vivid and detailed, even for such a vivid dreamer as myself. I remember every single detail, from the texture of the mortar between bricks, to the color of the eyes of the big dog that met me by the mailbox. Both of them have "come true" in a sense...well, that's not entirely accurate. The second one I had barely a year or so before I actually experienced the things in the dream. Everything was there: the car I purchased, the dog, the size, shape, and even the wrapping paper on the Christmas present. Even the guy on the tandem bicycle. Watching all of these things come into my life - and remembering them from the dream - is beyond bizarre. But there was a sense of finality - of closure, of understanding, with that dream. It's as if something inside me were saying, "Yes, you understand. Now you can move on." The earlier dream...I don't have that closure. I was 8 years old the first time I had the dream, and it returned to me twice after, identical in almost every respect (but one, and I'll mention that later), the last time being when I was 14. (I'm now 36.) I dreamed of the high school I would attend...but it was in a city I'd never heard of, in a state over 1200 miles from where I lived, and certainly wouldn't have consciously imagined ever going there. I dreamed of the main starway, the cafeteria, everything incredibly accurate, down to the painting of the school's mascott, the Patriot, on the wall by the stairs. The really odd thing about that painting is that while it was there the 2nd and 3rd times I had the dream (1986 and 1989, respectively), it wasn't there the 1st time (1984)...with good reason. It was painted in 1985. I still have a feeling of expectancy that goes along with the still-fresh memory of that dream. As if there's somethig more for me to uncover, something I need to learn before I can move on.
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