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Finished: 03 AM Thu 28 Jan 16 UTC
Private Its' Xmas, So Lets Kill Eachother
1 day, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 350 D - Spring, 1910, Finished
Classic, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
18 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1901: I once did this actually by accident. I had to copy paste A Tale of Two Cities in its entirety to clear out the message.
18 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1901: Tale of Two Cities

Book 1 - Recalled To Life

Charles Dickens

Chapter 1 - The Period

IT WAS the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way- in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

There were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a plain face, on the throne of England; there were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a fair face, on the throne of France. In both countries it was clearer than crystal to the lords of the State preserves of loaves and fishes, that things in general were settled for ever.

It was the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five. Spiritual revelations were conceded to England at that favoured period, as at this. Mrs. Southcott had recently attained her five-and-twentieth blessed birthday, of whom a prophetic private in the Life Guards had heralded the sublime appearance by announcing that arrangements were made for the swallowing up of London and Westminster. Even the Cock-lane ghost had been laid only a round dozen of years, after rapping out its messages, as the spirits of this very year last past (supernaturally deficient in originality) rapped out theirs. Mere messages in the earthly order of events had lately come to the English Crown and People, from a congress of British subjects in America: which, strange to relate, have proved more important to the human race than any communications yet received through any of the chickens of the Cock-lane brood.
18 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1901: It doesn't work any more because all messages are now saved. That wasn't always the case.
18 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1901: the german invasion into Russia was obvious. clearly he was gonna forgo gaining Den and Holland and go for a blind shot at Warsaw... CLEARLY.
18 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1901: Thanks for that little bit of obviousnous Russia, I work fulltime, you will be happy to know I am heading home now, and will have some time to chat with all, thanks again :)
18 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1901: England, you joke but I've seen that happen.
19 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1901: Anytime I can help Austria. I'm your guy
19 Dec 15 UTC Autumn, 1901: The French and English alliance was great.. albeit short. but It was great, we had some nice robust conversations.
24 Dec 15 UTC Autumn, 1902: This is one of the most brutal Austria slaughters I have seen.
25 Dec 15 UTC Autumn, 1902: I'll second that thought, France. Sorry Austria.
26 Dec 15 UTC Autumn, 1902: GG Austria. Sad to see you go :))
26 Dec 15 UTC Autumn, 1902: Leonidas ye shall b missed
26 Dec 15 UTC Autumn, 1902: Lol... Thanks guys, merry christmas...
27 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1903: From Turkey:

Autumn 1902: I cant until next phase. The juggernaut is helping me. If Italy builds fleets then sure I'll move to Armenia.
27 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1903: Haha that doesn't make any sense. I always use proper punctuation.
27 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1903: lol
27 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1903: Also, clearly I'd want Italy to build armies if I was gonna move to Arm...
27 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1903: From Russia
Spring 1904: Yea totes; Im moving Rum to Black Sea. Turkey is gonna never see it coming ;). I'm also gonna move Liv back and forth between Stp and Liv the next 4 phases to confuse France.
27 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1903: Impressive, a message from the future
30 Dec 15 UTC Autumn, 1903: I do not plan on moving any units or responding to anyone else this game. I'm suiciding. merry xmas france.
30 Dec 15 UTC Autumn, 1903: Edit: I'll vacate Norway and London. I'm not gonna sit here and slowly die off to fulfill the tyranny of France. I will die fast and ruin the game in that case.
30 Dec 15 UTC Autumn, 1903: Please never play a game with me ever again brainbomb.
30 Dec 15 UTC Autumn, 1903: lol wtf.
30 Dec 15 UTC Autumn, 1903: O nobly-born (so and so by name), the time hath now come for thee to seek the Path [in reality]. Thy breathing is about to cease. Thy guru hath set thee face to face before with the Clear Light; and now thou art about to experience it in its Reality in the Bardo state, wherein all things are like the void and cloudless sky, and the naked, spotless intellect is like unto a transparent vacuum without circumference or centre. At this moment, know thou thyself; and abide in that state. I, too, at this time, am setting thee face to face.
30 Dec 15 UTC Autumn, 1903: When the world knows beauty as beauty, ugliness arises
When it knows good as good, evil arises
Thus being and non-being produce each other
Difficult and easy bring about each other
Long and short reveal each other
High and low support each other
Music and voice harmonize each other
Front and back follow each other
Therefore the sages:
Manage the work of detached actions
Conduct the teaching of no words
They work with myriad things but do not control
They create but do not possess
They act but do not presume
They succeed but do not dwell on success
It is because they do not dwell on success
That it never goes away
30 Dec 15 UTC Autumn, 1903: I have no respect for people who will ruin an entire game. I have muted brainbomb. I apologize to all for inviting him to this game.
30 Dec 15 UTC Autumn, 1903: If you want a press game, how bout you actually talk to people? Muting players in a game you invited them too? This is a French solo. game over. or you could get off your asses and do something about it. just throwing that out there; im gonna get absolutely obliterated and salt earth campaigned over here. You want me to just slowly sit here dying while you shore up a stalemate line in hopes you solo yourself. gtfo.
30 Dec 15 UTC Autumn, 1903: This is why I plan to leave this site. this game is becoming stale. Every game I join its just mundane cronyism by a bunch of regulars. You have proven to me why gunboat is a superior form of this game. Play anonymous press from now on if you have a problem with it.
30 Dec 15 UTC Autumn, 1903: Autoplay next video
I have been one acquainted with the night.
I have walked out in rain - and back in rain.
I have outwalked the furthest city light.

I have looked down the saddest city lane.
I have passed by the watchman on his beat
And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain.

I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet
When far away an interrupted cry
Came over houses from another street,

But not to call me back or say good-bye;
And further still at an unearthly height,
One luminary clock against the sky

Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right.
I have been one acquainted with the night.
31 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1904: my amusement, and its in the messages, is that this was 4 days of messages i sent with no response:

Sun 11 PM Spring, 1903: So sweet
Mon 01 PM Spring, 1903: I am confirming my support for London to Denmark.
Mon 05 PM Autumn, 1903: I must say. I don't understand that. But to each their own
Mon 06 PM Autumn, 1903: Is there a reason why you did not go to Denmark ?
Tue 12 PM Autumn, 1903: Why do you not respond to press?
Tue 12 PM Autumn, 1903: I see you checked the game and still did not reply to me. Must say I'm a lot offended. Why play the game then?

@Brainbomb, who's the asshole? You are---------
04 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1904: stack, that was disappointing
04 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1904: hmm? my only option was the disband anyway. I was gonna put it in the morning but I slept in.

If I had a retreat available, I would have entered it.
04 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1904: In other news, seeking a friend for the end of the world. Apply within.
04 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1904: Do you get an NMR for that. ??
04 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1904: I always want to be your friend:))
04 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1904: I didn't think I would, but it looks like I did :(

My RR is still 99% anyway
04 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1904: That's why I made my comment. Still always want to be your friend
08 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1905: GG Germany.
13 Jan 16 UTC Spring, 1906: France please push the phase forward
21 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1907: Apologies for my behavior gentleman. Working on getting better, I dont think I did very well at being graceful.
25 Jan 16 UTC Spring, 1909: France would you mind moving Edi to Cly so we can get rid of that pink
25 Jan 16 UTC Spring, 1909: Done.
25 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1909: Thanks
25 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1909: Thanks for the game, Turkey.
25 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1909: GG Stack
25 Jan 16 UTC Autumn, 1909: GG everybody.
25 Jan 16 UTC Thanks everyone! Hope I learned something from this defeat.
25 Jan 16 UTC A very fun game and I nice reintroduction after my brief hiatus. Hopefully we can get some EoGs in the Forum
25 Jan 16 UTC Same here. Will post an EoG tomorrow.
26 Jan 16 UTC http://webdiplomacy.net/forum.php?viewthread=1335798#1335798

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Italy
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
Drawn. Bet: 50 D, won: 117 D
14 supply-centers, 14 units
France
Baskineli (100 D (B))
Drawn. Bet: 50 D, won: 117 D
10 supply-centers, 10 units
Russia
ssorenn (0 D X)
Drawn. Bet: 50 D, won: 117 D
10 supply-centers, 10 units
Turkey
Defeated. Bet: 50 D
Austria
Leonidas (635 D)
Defeated. Bet: 50 D
Germany
Steingrim (404 D)
Defeated. Bet: 50 D
England
brainbomb (325 D)
Defeated. Bet: 50 D
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