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Reply #98 - Feb 16th, 2017 at 2:16pm
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Hi Debbie - End your bit with Ed having lost his sword, in a corner or on the ground as you prefer, and Paul's own sword at his throat!

(And Alec's watching, with his gunhand in his pocket........)
  
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Reply #97 - Feb 16th, 2017 at 1:07pm
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Hey SnowLeopard and Write Rat!
Oh I'm glad you told me that part SnowLeopard. I actually have some fight sequences already written but threw out some maneuvers because thought you may keep this to more fencing style but this is great! I'll go put it back in, furniture jumping and all. There will be a little bit of dialog between them but you can always take it out and put your own in it but it needs to be there for me to write it the way I would have a Musketeer fight. So at least I'll already have something when you PM me.

Oh Write Rat, I feel badly for you guys. There was a patron that always talks to me when he comes into the library. His apt. bldg. was having that trouble too but his landlord took care of it. He had to leave his apt. a few different days while they sprayed it and then he had to sleep on his couch for a bit as he wasn't supposed to sleep on his bed for awhile. I don't blame you for wanting to sue either. I doubt if it were me I'd be able to keep my sense of humor. More than likely I'd be tearing my hair out screaming.
As for my fibromyalgia I've had it for 30+ years and at the beginning it was awful but now manageable. I just have to be careful what I do and how much of it I do. I take a light muscle relaxer for it and a supplement from my local health store. It's called Fibro X and it's specially made for fibromyalgia. It cuts back the inflmation and boy does it help. Thing is it's expensive. I buy it when something now flares up. It's by Olympian Labs and if you're interested can be found on Amazon. Probably some other places too. If it weren't for that I don't know what I would have done because that's what really helped me. Plus my chiropractor's treatments too. Take care and good luck with the bugs. *Henderson*... I love it!
  
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Reply #96 - Feb 16th, 2017 at 10:59am
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Quick response to Debbie…

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I've been thinking on something. When the time comes and I do give you some ideas (and I'll repeat this on the stuff I send). Since I didn't know how fencers have to stay in a lane, it would be hard for Ed/Paul to spar in Musketeer style of fighting. Though they could just go back and forth in a straight line but there's no fun in that  Wink  . Now this would be entirely up to you but I could see Paul smirking and telling Ed why don't we fight like Musketeers? I'm assuming this is just sparring unless you're going to decide to have them in a fencing match. At least Ed wouldn't have to worry about jumping on furniture, etc. or doing acrobatics as I've seen done in many Musketeer movies. Like I said it's just an idea. But it would give them more freedom of movement. Okay, talk to you later on this and you have a good couple of weeks.


Oh, this isn't going to be any kind of sporting contest, it'll be a duel to the (almost) death.. so no lane is needed, you can have them dancing around as much as you like! Paul can jump on the furniture while Ed watches in disbelief pehaps…

Recall that in the teaser I indicated that Paul made a suggestion, and said that if Ed had suggested it himself, or worse ordered or just did it, Paul would have been less than pleased. Well, they take up Paul's suggestion, which is to use him as a channel for disinfo back to the aliens - but for that to work, Jackson has to hypnotise him into forgetting it until afterwards. Much as he did with Ed in 'The Collaborator'. Jackson also warns Ed that even when Ed prompts him to remember, it will take time for Paul to reintegrate himself.

And it does. And while that is happening, Paul is absolutely furious with Ed. The two are then manoeuvered (hmmmmmmmm) into holding what is supposed to be a demo match on the set of 'Musketeers Abroad' (H-S's sequel), without protective gear, and with untipped foils, just as the actors are using. Only it's no demo… When the director protests about health and safety, someone says 'Straker's the boss, who's he gonna sue? Himself?"

Don't worry, I'll get them out of that. More or less intact…

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Oh, one more thing, when I do post this to you in a PM, is there a word limit? Because I may have a bit to type. Though I can always split it up if it takes several posts.
Otherwise, and again this is up to you, if you want to PM me your e-mail I'll send it to you as an attachment. I don't mind you having mine. Whatever works.


There's a 3000 character (not word, that's maybe 600 words at 5 chars per) so OK, when the time comes I'll PM you my email.

Hi Write Rat - oh dear bed bugs. You have my sympathy. We don't tend to get these much in the UK, but I did encounter them in Aden when my dad's job took him over there in the early 60s. We got an infestation in the rented property we were using. The pest control boys arrived, dragged out all the soft furnishings onto a nearby patch of ground, and incinerated the lot. They fumigated, and replaced the stuff. But I don't suppose you can do that very easily in a US apartment block.. :8o  It's a health hazard, so go ahead and sue!

Now back to the WP Wink
  
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Reply #95 - Feb 16th, 2017 at 4:53am
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Current members seem to be a bunch of sickies. I was diagnosed formally with fibromyalgia in 2005. I know what its like Debbie.
Havent done anything, in battle with my apt bldg management, fighting now to get heat treatment to kill bedbug infestation that first was in feb 2016 and then now again in sept 2016. Mgmt made attempt to hide it. hubby and I are in virtual swordfight with them. I go see  new physician tomorrow to file for heat under americans with disability act. My renal doc refused to do it sigh.
Husband captured several bugs showed them to orkin. This management are cold hearted bastards the more we dig the more we find out. So no writing for a bit. We're going to look into a lawsuit but our priority is fighting back. I have been being triggered so hubby on the ball. We currently have a prisoner (bug) hubby named it Henderson  Cheesy. It was funny the orkin guy took the samples we gave but he spotted bug and took ten min capture it. My hubby got one in 2 min. I have so many bites so does husband. We look like dalmatians with all the spots. Mgmt brought in tenant with bedbugs that had dementia, and boom, whole bldg infestation. I suggested to husband we put collars on bugs and give them names. Can you teach bedbugs to fetch? (somehow both of us get through this shit and keep our sense of humor. We both have broke down too. Karma will catch up with these people. It always does. We never will give up. )
On a better note I have a  newglossy photo of Ed on my fridge  from Jessica and my hubby said he feels like Bishop is watching his every move lol. isnt one i can share with even the fb  bishop group im co-mod of . Family photo. gorgeous close up. b and w
  
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Reply #94 - Feb 15th, 2017 at 1:48pm
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Hey back, SnowLeopard!
I've been thinking on something. When the time comes and I do give you some ideas (and I'll repeat this on the stuff I send). Since I didn't know how fencers have to stay in a lane, it would be hard for Ed/Paul to spar in Musketeer style of fighting. Though they could just go back and forth in a straight line but there's no fun in that  Wink. Now this would be entirely up to you but I could see Paul smirking and telling Ed why don't we fight like Musketeers? I'm assuming this is just sparring unless you're going to decide to have them in a fencing match. At least Ed wouldn't have to worry about jumping on furniture, etc. or doing acrobatics as I've seen done in many Musketeer movies. Like I said it's just an idea. But it would give them more freedom of movement. Okay, talk to you later on this and you have a good couple of weeks.
Oh, one more thing, when I do post this to you in a PM, is there a word limit? Because I may have a bit to type. Though I can always split it up if it takes several posts.
Otherwise, and again this is up to you, if you want to PM me your e-mail I'll send it to you as an attachment. I don't mind you having mine. Whatever works.
  
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Reply #93 - Feb 15th, 2017 at 7:21am
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DebbieJ wrote on Feb 14th, 2017 at 1:41pm:
Thanks SnowLeopard. But really anything I give you related to fight sequences you don't have to give me credit for. I'm used to Musketeer style fighting where they can be all over the place, not so much the type of actual fencing one does where points are scored. I didn't even know until Moo mentioned it that they had a narrow lane to stay within. But I will give you some fight sequences that I've used in some of my stories when the time comes and you can choose to do whatever you like with them. Talk to you later then. 


Sounds good here, I'll get back to you here in due course, perhaps a couple of weeks.

Have a good time!
  
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Reply #92 - Feb 14th, 2017 at 9:15pm
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Yes, received your reply  PM ok!

Talk more tomorrow  Cool
  
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Reply #91 - Feb 14th, 2017 at 3:12pm
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I got your test and replied. Hope I did it right, SnowLeopard.
  
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Reply #90 - Feb 14th, 2017 at 3:01pm
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Okay. Thanks SnowLeopard. Maybe I do have something marked. I was getting a pop-up telling me about new notifications but I didn't think that was the PM message.
  
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Reply #89 - Feb 14th, 2017 at 2:21pm
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Use that button in someones post  to send a PM to that poster. I'll have a try at sending you a PM shortly.

You can edit your profile to notify you when a PM arrives, or you can just watch the top of the page where it says 'Good morning/afternoon/whatever DebbieJ, you have (total) messages, (some) new messages. Click on that and it should link you from there to the message area.

I will be offline for a bit - c u l8r
  
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Reply #88 - Feb 14th, 2017 at 1:44pm
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Oops! I forgot to ask you how do I know when I do have a PM? Sad
  
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Reply #87 - Feb 14th, 2017 at 1:41pm
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Ummmm, I'm assuming PM is private message but how does that work and where would I go to view it? Like I said before this is the most I've actually ever corresponded with anyone here.
I do see PM down in the lower left side of the posts. Is all I have to do is click on it and whatever is sent will be there for me to read? Thanks SnowLeopard. But really anything I give you related to fight sequences you don't have to give me credit for. I'm used to Musketeer style fighting where they can be all over the place, not so much the type of actual fencing one does where points are scored. I didn't even know until Moo mentioned it that they had a narrow lane to stay within. But I will give you some fight sequences that I've used in some of my stories when the time comes and you can choose to do whatever you like with them. Talk to you later then.
  
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Reply #86 - Feb 14th, 2017 at 6:50am
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Hi Debbie and Moo!

It's frightening sometimes, the things which can go wrong, isn't it..  Shocked At least my AF is really little more than a nuisance, and the new valve has really improved matters. Moo, if I read you correctly, you have VF, which is rather more ungood.

Ah yes, that fight scene..  Wink Here's what I'm thinking of doing. I'll write a 'frame' with Ed and Paul, and PM it to you so you can play with it! Feel free to call in Moo as well if you like. I'll credit you thusly:

'Working title' by Snow Leopard
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Reply #85 - Feb 13th, 2017 at 1:28pm
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Hi Moo and SnowLeopard!
Moo, that was hilarious! Though I bet you gave that cocky kid sme food for thought because it sounds like you kept up with him pretty good and surprised him as well. I would think call that a wake-up call. LOL!
And yes, I've watched fencing on TV and know it is nothing like the staged TV fights one sees. Finesse is correct like in the BBC show, Luke Pasqualino who played d'Artagnan is a tall, slim guy. His style of fighting is quick footwork and changing direction. Watching him handle a blade was a pure joy. The fight master gave him an A+. Luke and the other boys had what was called a boot camp where they trained with masters for everything including riding horses. They did all there own stunt work and everything. No doubles were used at all which was awesome.
Also something I forgot to add when we were talking about sabres and cutlasses and foils. What popped into my head, as far as sabres went, was the scimitar which was used especially during the Ottoman period. It's a backsword or sabre with a curved blade. I always thought it was a wicked looking weapon.
Oh SnowLeopard, my Fibromyalgia is nothing compared to you having a heartvalve & AF. I developed this problem from being a very fast typist in one of my jobs for a local print shop I had for 12 years before I quit. My former boss was not sympathetic and I had to work through the pain which came from my hands and arms burning constantly to the point I could hardly drive. Both my pcp and chiropractor wanted me to take at least a month of to rest when it first happened but, he who shall not be named, would only give me a week. Needless to say after a few more years without any help, since I was the only typesetter, I finally quit. My job at the library for the past 20+ years is much better. I wear many hats. LOL! Now I take a muscle relaxer and a supplement for it. As long as I don't overdue too many things I'm okay. But sometimes I forget and lift something too heavy, try to clean something where I'm bent for too long a time, sit too long, type too much, yadda yadda and the ache stays with me for quite awhile. Or sometimes I have to see my chiropractor to correct it. Unfortunately when you have Fibromyalgia, TMJ goes along with it which I have that as well and have to wear a mouth guard almost all the time as I grit my teeth. 
Now as to those fight scenes...  Wink
  
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Reply #84 - Feb 13th, 2017 at 10:18am
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I should have said - Thanks Moo for the ifo on timing. So we can expect Straker to reach a decent fighting standard (i.e. not get slaughtered) in about three months, practising a couple of time a week. The aliens will be happy to wait that long to make their attack (yes there'll be one), let the humans set up their puny little base, expend resources, then before it's able to defend itself properly they blow it to pieces! Except, of course.........
  
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