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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2013 edited
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    Because I let the last thread lapse, here we are again. This Saturday, the 14th, many of us will gather in a group on Skype and say ridiculous things to each other.

    I do have one request. It has occurred to me that the connection to the internet in my apartment has become increasingly unreliable. Especially when I'm actually trying to do things and not just dick around on tumblr. If someone else could host the call, I would greatly appreciate it. I guess I could just message said person and be all like, "ARRRRRE YOOOOOOU READY?" when its time, whatever works.

    Please and thank you.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2013
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    what's the time for this?
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2013
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    I figure it'll start really as early as anyone will show up. Probably somewhere around 12pm Central (UTC -6), so the Europeans don't have to stay up super-duper late.
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    Not that that ever actually stops us staying up super-duper late... (says she who seems to keep vampire hours these days...)
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2013
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    Gosh darn it! There is now a party happening inside my very house on saturday, so I'm afraid I'm out. Be loud, abrasive and inappropriate and I'm sure you won't even notice I'm gone. :)
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2013
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    My dad is getting his black belt on Saturday, so I'll be at the ceremony and then going out for a celebration lunch. But AFTER THAT I'll be on.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeSep 13th 2013
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    I have a school thing at noon, can probably join in at two.
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    I'm still around, but confused about time zones (it takes me at least a week to figure daylight saving and that happens twice a year)... Britt, is that 6pm GMT?! I could host at a push as my connection is now ROCK SOLID but don't have Skype premium (although happy to buy a day pass...)
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2013
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    I've got a bit of prep work to do for the wedding I'm going to tomorrow, but I should be on sometime this afternoon EST. Looking forward to seeing (hearing?) everyone!
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2013 edited
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    Yeah, that would be 6pm GMT. Which is, like, in two hours now. My internet hasn't fucked off in a couple days, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. So I guess be prepared to restart the call? It just occurred to me that I probably have a bunch of people on my friends list that others don't. Which could be a problem. But it won't because this is all gonna work out, right???

    Oh god.

    (ETA: I don't remember having to buy premium Skype to get group call capabilities, so maybe you won't have to?)
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    Sod it, I've bought a month so I'll act as backup if your connection dies.

    You can do group voice calls free I think, but you needed premium for video if we choose to do that. I seem to remember a bunch of fumbling around between skype and G+ last time and I ended up with a 30 day premium trial? I was very, very drunk though...
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2013 edited
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    Oh, god, I was hoping to avoid all that video crap if I can. That was a big ol' clusterfuck. I don't even have a webcam! So, we'll probably try it again anyway! Hahahahaohgod

    Oh yeah, and the latest Skype update made plug-ins a feature, so there may or may not be recorded evidence of this call! I think the recording plugin I d/led just does it automatically.
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2013
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    Well, I'm ready. And JP is ready. So whenever we get more people the call will happen.
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    I have Rosebud tea,

    I have many screens.

    I have the night and only the foxes for company. APART FROM THE INTERNET.

    (I may also have a bottle of scotch and a thermos of ice, only to be opened at a point however where I cannot make a tit of myself like last time. Careful management of drunkenness vector is required here).
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2013
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    Aw, no return of the Sleeping Wizard?
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    NOT IF I CAN HUMANLY AVOID IT
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    feeding self, finding ds1, ds2 in bath... will get on as soon as possible!
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2013
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    Curses! I have managed to install and run the skype thing, but in my secret name, not as my mysterious and sexy (you may have seen the pictures) interwebs persona. Oh what to do, what to do? Join in as things are and reveal myself to the world or leave it till i'm more awake and perhaps have things set up with the proper name? Or go to bed because ive had about four hours sleep, been up since 4am and due back at work 6 am tomorrow because it's all gone horribly wrong again and they need more monkeys?

    Suggestions anyone?
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2013
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    Well, don't stress yourself out on account of us. Sounds as though you could use some sleep. There will be other Skype Nights, maybe you can get Skype to recognize you properly in the meantime.
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2013
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