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by Alaric
Mon June 15th, 2009, 2:11 pm
Forum: The Craft of Writing
Topic: Alcohol and writing
Replies: 45
Views: 3015

Ah ... due to a birth defect, my stomach rejects certain foods and drinks. I have such a low tolerance for alcohol that much more than one induces sickness, so I just don't bother. I figure my liver will probably be thankful when I'm in my 80s.
by Alaric
Sun June 14th, 2009, 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Day in History
Replies: 1862
Views: 141494

June 14, 1645 - Cromwell's New Model Parliamentary Army decisively destroys Charles I's royalist forces at the Battle of Naseby in Northamptonshire, effectively winning the First English Civil War. June 14, 1777 - Congress adopts the stars and stripes as the first flag of the United States. June 14,...
by Alaric
Thu June 11th, 2009, 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Day in History
Replies: 1862
Views: 141494

June 11, 1184BC - Troy is sacked.

June 11, 1509 - Henry VIII marries Catherine of Aragon.
by Alaric
Wed June 10th, 2009, 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Day in History
Replies: 1862
Views: 141494

June 10, 1190 - Frederick I "Barbarossa", Holy Roman Emperor, drowns on crusade.
by Alaric
Mon June 8th, 2009, 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where Are You Now?
Replies: 1454
Views: 98295

1215, Inner Mongolia, preparing for war with the Great Khan.
by Alaric
Sun June 7th, 2009, 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Day in History
Replies: 1862
Views: 141494

June 7, 1494 - Spain and Portugal sign the Treaty of Tordesillas to divide South America and Africa between each other.
by Alaric
Sat June 6th, 2009, 8:45 am
Forum: Book Sellers/Traders
Topic: Book Depository Ordering Problems
Replies: 20
Views: 1785

That's disappointing to hear. I've used them heaps and never had a problem. I'll still keep using them, too, as I hope this is an isolated incident rather than a recurring issue.
by Alaric
Thu June 4th, 2009, 3:52 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Hitler mustache popular in US?
Replies: 6
Views: 539

It's probably because Charlie Chaplin similarly had one as well and popularised it in the US.
by Alaric
Wed June 3rd, 2009, 1:50 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: June 2009: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 223
Views: 11244

[quote=""diamondlil""]I haven't read any HF for ages, and I don't see that really changing all that soon.[/quote]

It's nice to have a break and read other genres from time-to-time. :)
by Alaric
Wed June 3rd, 2009, 11:40 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Book shopping today ...
Replies: 1580
Views: 78306

[quote=""Alaric""]Yesterday I ordered from the bookdepository: "Edward I: A Great and Terrible King," by Marc Morris (NF) "Winterbirth," by Brian Ruckley[/quote] Received these today, and bought the ones below yesterday. :) [quote=""Alaric""]"A Storm of Swords, part 1: Steel and Snow," by George R.R...

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