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April 28, 2009

LJ: Dying for Your Country?

And here comes the Greek team carrying... it appears to be hemlock! The Greeks with a daring gesture, obviously hoping to boost their score by increasing their difficulty. The Americans had solid scores for technique, but used pistols, a very low difficulty. The Japanese had a beautiful routine, but the premature beheading of one athlete really hurt their scores.

The Greeks are ingesting the hemlock...

And the Greeks have done it! The Greeks have all dropped dead simultaneously! Oh, this is going to be a hard act to beat.

We'll return to the Olympic Synchronized Suicide Finals after these messages.

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May 5, 2009

LJ: Interview With a You-Know-What

"Come in," I said. "Can I offer you a drink? Some crimson, perhaps?"

My fellow vampire sneered. "I have no interest in your blood substitute, no matter its other effects." The ability to face the sun intact was not, it seemed, his priority. "You, my old friend, are a perversion to the purity of our race. We will destroy you... for the good of our race."

"I doubt that," I replied. "Every single vampire safehouse is burning right now. You have no place to hide come dawn." I grinned, showing my teeth. "Are you sure you don't want that drink?"

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May 12, 2009

LJ: Balk Like an Egyptian

For a while, Pharaoh was tempted to build his great memorial structure as a cube, but in the end, he decided upon... the Great Octahedron of Giza.

The undertaking lasted years, decades. In the end, there it was... a triangular base, a triangular roof, and six triangles making up its sides.

Sadly, after completion, the ground below gave way, causing the Great Octahedron to tip over until one point stuck into the air, showing only four of the glorious eight faces.

The rest were built as pyramids. Either he wanted to hide the mistake, or just liked the design better.

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May 18, 2009

LJ: Daybreak

As the sky grew lighter and lighter, I forced my reflex reaction down and simply remained standing. Soon there was no denying; the sun was up.

It was my first sunrise in centuries.

I couldn't help but smile, feeling the warmth of the sun for the first time in far too many years. It seemed a little ironic that I'd gotten so caught up in the increased strength, the agelessness, all the sudden benefits... that I'd forgotten how wonderful it was to simply watch and feel the sun rise.

The city below echoed with the screams of my less-progressive fellows.

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May 26, 2009

LJ: Shining Armor

"Yes, please. Let's pretend."

She clapped her hands. "Okay, Daddy, you be the knight, and I'll be your princess daughter."

I chose not to point out the slight difficulties there. This was, after all, pretend. "Are there dragons out there?"

She looked a little frightened. "I don't know. Are there?"

Of course there were. There were always dragons. Terrible creatures who wanted to snatch up my princess and devour her. But that's what knightly fathers were meant for, wasn't it?

I grabbed her and hugged her tight. "Don't worry, sweetie. No dragons will ever get you. Not with me around."

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