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Hi folks,

You may see me about a bit on the wwbattles server. I'm an old gaming friend of Bard's and have recently taken up IL2 FB with another buddy. We're pretty new to flying and especially combat so if yer looking for easy kills and we're on the server, drop by and say hello ;)

Regards,

-Arg

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Well, even if he can't fly very well yet, he must have pretty good S/A.

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so if yer looking for easy kills and we're on the server, drop by and say hello ;)


heheh, i think you're doing that part well ;)

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so if yer looking for easy kills and we're on the server, drop by and say hello ;)


heheh, i think you're doing that part well ;)


...says the guy flying the 262 last night. /applications/core/interface/imageproxy/imageproxy.php?img=%7BSMILIES_PATH%7D/icon_wink.gif&key=940dab18e6395dabf49383a0bb376331df53e6f1880bab3f9e4e80745a8cc9ca">

Welcome Argus, I had fun flying with you and Snoopy last night.

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hah, the 262 has one single grace - it's speed. The only people who should fear it are those flying in a straight line oblivious.

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hah, the 262 has one single grace - it's speed. The only people who should fear it are those flying in a straight line oblivious.


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The 30mm's are another feature, but I think of them as a powerful feature rather than a saving grace....

I thought you were upset with me for kicking some tail with the 262 a while back.....

hehehehe :P

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Argus huh? Sounds like a MechWarrior to me. What clan? I spent a few years on MW after playing RB2.

Welcome and enjoy. Your in good hands with Bard.

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For those who missed the Argus joke;


Unlike Aeschylus, who assumes knowledge of the myth and omits details such as Argus' death at the hand of Hermes, Ovid tells a complete narrative of one version of this myth in the Metamorphoses. According to Ovid, Argus had "the hundred eyes / All watching and on duty round his head, / Save two which took in turn their sleep and rest" (I.625-7). The following lines tell that Zeus dispatched Hermes to slay Argus and set Io free. Hermes sang Argus to sleep, used his magic wand to seal Argus's eyes shut, and decapitated Argus. Hera was furious about the death of her servant Argus, and "Juno [Hera] retrieved those eyes to set in place / among the feathers of her bird and filled / his tail with starry jewels" (I.721-3), creating the eyes of the peacock. Furthermore, Hera, "before her rival's [io's] eyes and in her mind... set a frightful Fury" (I.725-6).

Sources with different details for the same myth are characteristic of Greek myth, which is rooted in oral transmissions. Notice that in Ovid's tale Hera does not dispatch the ghost of Argus to torment Io as a gadfly. Hera calls upon a Fury as she does in an episode in Virgil's Aeneid that recounts Hera enlisting a Fury to torture the wife of Latinus. In Prometheus Bound, Argus is the child of Gaia, but Ovid is silent on the issue of Argus's lineage. While Ovid and Aeschylus give Argus one hundred eyes, other traditions, according to Pierre Grimal, attribute one eye or four eyes to the monster Argus. Just as there are differences in the literary preservation of this myth, representations of Argus in the plastic arts may differ. For example, Ovid describes Argus with one hundred eyes in his head, but an Attic vase (c. 490 BCE) depicts Argus with eyes all over his body (Powell 375).

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Heh, I usually keep a book in my office bathroom that you can pick up, open to any page, and start reading. For a while it was "Bullfinch's Mythology" The current one is "The Proper Yacht" by Arthur Beiser.

I think I have time to build one more boat this life.

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