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  1. Congrats Sooh! I’m here lol. *hands out an MG Brew to everybody*
  2. INSTRUCTIONS: Feel free to post your verses! Band members and non-Band members are free to post their attempts! An Analysis of Jak O' the Shadows By Mushuganna, Lieutenant-Captain of the Infantry One might think that writing a verse of the famed Jak o' the Shadows would be easy. Just think of a few words that rhyme, put them together, and there you go. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Finally, after hundreds of verses (most of them really good) have been written by our own Band members, the true art of writing a JOS verse is being revealed. First, one must look at the original Jak O' the Shadows verses written by Robert Jordan himself, in Lord of Chaos. As sung by the Band of the Red Hand, one of the verses goes as follows:  "We'll drink the wine till the cup is dry, And kiss the girls so they'll not cry, And toss the dice until we fly To dance with Jak o' the Shadows." Now, you can see, the first three lines have 8 syllables each (except the first, but the "the" after "till" is not meant to be accented, so it counts as 8 anyways). Also, they rhyme. So it looks like the verse follows the form "A, A, A, B", with the first three lines having 8 syllables each, and the last line ending in "Jak O' the Shadows". Now let us look at another verse: "We'll dance all night while the moon runs free, And dandle the lasses upon our knee, And then you'll ride along with me, To dance with Jak o' the Shadows." Now, the syllabic interpretation gets a little confusing. The first line has 9 syllables, and the second 10, and the third 8. But, when put into a Iambic rhythm, it makes perfect sense: "We'll dance all night while the moon runs free And dandle the lasses upon our knee" etc. So, the Jak O' the Shadows verses are written in "A, A, A, B" form, with the first three lines being in Iambic Tetrameter (four sets of alternating unstressed then stressed syllables), and the last line being "To _____ with Jak O' the Shadows" (the blank being an accented word). This last line can be changed according to the circumstances, as long as it fits into the meter. Basically, if you can sing it, (easily), then you're ok.
  3. Welcome to the Grayt Kitchen Lounge! Come and enjoy some wonder treats and drinks with us as we lounge in the kitchen. Let us talk about some yummy goodness and favorite recipes! Please don't be shy because us gray's don't bite. 😉
  4. Ok, here is the third of our silly Games for our social group! To fit in with the ORG theme of music and travel, this game is based on music. Again, I will post the instructions to the game below, with an example of how it works! Again, everyone here at DM is free to join in the fun of this silly game! Also, many thanks to StaffMaster for suggesting this game! Instructions You post the name of a song or a band name, then the next person who posts has to use one of the words from the previous posts to put another band name or Song name. EXAMPLE - Post 1: In your Eyes by Peter Gabriel; Post 2: Mr. Bright Eyes by The Killers; Post 3: Somebody Told Me by The Killers...and so on and so on... So, just join in the fun and games of this thread! 😄
  5. We currently don’t have private boards. Only the WT club has private boards I think. It’s hard to have everybody in one place.
  6. Welcome back Nikon! its been too long! Don't be sorry about leaving dude. We all know that Real life can get in the way and it happens. Thank you sir for the congrats. If i didn't step up the Band would of been closed. Here is the link to the sign in thread. New OR Returning band member
  7. Welcome to the Band of the Red Hand Club! If you are NEW to the Band and wish to join, read here: Welcome to the Band! You've probably joined the Band because you are a fan of our founder Matrim Cauthon, or maybe because you like Music, Travel (our main themes) or just being in good company. In either case, you'll love spending time here! When you post in this thread to join, please answer the following in your post: Did any Band member recruit you into the Band? Who is your favorite Wheel of Time character? Tell us one interesting fact about yourself! If you are RETURNING to the Band, read here: If you have previously been in our ranks, we are happy to see you return! After you sign-in, you have three options: Rejoin your former Regiment at your former rank. Go through the Recruit Program, and regain your former rank upon graduation. Go through the Recruit Program as a true Raw Recruit, starting over in every aspect. Options 2 and 3 allow you to choose any Regiment, regardless of any former affiliations. When you sign-in, please answer the following questions in your post: Did any Band member recruit you back into the Band? Which rejoining option would you like to pursue? Raw Recruit Program Currently on Hold ***As a new recruit, you will go through the Band's very own Boot Camp! We like to call it the Recruit Program. During this Raw Recruit program, you will spend four days with each of our Regiments-- the Archers, Cavalry, and Infantry. During your training, you will learn about who we are and what each Regiment is all about! Whether riding horses, pulling pranks, or assigning fresh Recruits to latrine-digging duty, you will find a Regiment tuned to your specific tastes. ***
  8. *Cairos wanders into the Inn* I see we have a new bar in our new club! Thank you Thane for providing us this wonderful place! Can I get a flaming shot?!
  9. BAND LAWS (Punishable by spot-fines issued by Marshall General/Club Leader or CG's) 1. No spilling brew, to include (but not exclusive to) Battle Brew, Bandy, Flaming Shots, Guinfantry, Infantry Brew, Cavalry Brew, Archer Brew, Brew Tea, and MG Special Brew. Causing another person to spill brew counts as spilling brew yourself. 2. No channeling, to include the One Power and the True Power. 3. No assaulting a senior officer, excepting when said senior officer either instigates an incident, or posts in a declared brawl. Random brawling among enlisted members or officers of the same rank is highly encouraged. 4. Band members may not use another member's regimental weapon (sword, bow, horse, lance, or dagger) without permission from the owner. (Additional items formally given to the Band members out of appreciation for service are included.) 5. Band members will refrain from the recruitment of any Raw Recruit currently scheduled for training in a different Regiment. **NOTE** - Failure to follow any and all rules either above will result in a form of punishment by spot-fine from the Club Leader or CG's. The preceding 5 laws shall have a statute of limitations of one full week (7 days). If a spotfine is not issued within the full week, a spotfine cannot be issued. CODE OF CONDUCT LAWS (Handled by Club Leader or CG's with spot-fines) 1. No inter-Band pranks without prior consent of the CG of the Regiment being pranked and either the Marshall General/Club Leader or one's own CG. ("Prank" is a subjective term; the purpose of this law is to both provide a quality check on pranks, and avoid pranks going too far.) 2. No pranks on other Clubs without consent of the Marshal-General/Club Leader. 3. Band members will refrain from excessive "God-mode" style posting, a.k.a. "God-modding." The interpretation of "excessive God-mode" will be solely determined by the Band's forum moderators (see below example). Violators will be given one written warning from the Marshal-General/Club Leader. Repeated violations of this law will be handled by site staff, not Redarms; they will be treated as violations of site rules and regulations, not light-hearted offenses worthy of a spot-fine. God-mode is when someone makes a post in a role-playing fashion in which someone unfairly "wins" in a situation (such as a brawl) through narration. Examples of potential God-mode situations: swings a chair, knocking everyone unconscious in the entire brawl, tying everyone up before they wake up balefire repeated and excessive breaking of Band Law. 4. Signing in to the monthly roll call is mandatory to receive promotion points and/or game points for that month. Should you miss one month's roll call and sign in to the next, however, you will retain all of the points for those two months, BUT if you fail to sign in to two roll calls in a row, you will forfeit any points received regardless of activity level. After six months of not signing in to the roll call you will be placed as MIA and after 6 months as MIA, you will be purged from the usergroups. Any member who has attained a rank of Lieutenant or above will retain his/her points and has only to sign in to the roll call once to be considered active again. **NOTE2** - Any offense deemed above the CG's jurisdiction will be handled by the Marshall General/Club Leader. This will not be in the form of a spot-fine, but will be in the form the Club Leader, along with site administrators if necessary, deem appropriate. Please note: Captain-Generals are obliged to make the Club Leader aware of such offenses but will not be allowed to dole out the necessary punishment. If Band Law is violated and the offender is caught by a CG or Marshall General/Club Leader, a Spot-Fine will be issued. The offender will receive notice both in the thread, as well as via personal message. The Spot-Fine must be completed, as per the instructions specific to each individual fine. If you believe your fine has been given unjustly, it is within your right to challenge the spotfine, with proper authorization, however be warned! A guilty verdict results in double the spot-fine's original punishment! What are trials for? If you have received a spot-fine for allegedly violating Band Law, and you believe that you are innocent, you have the right to challenge the spot-fine issued, which if approved would lead to a trial. During your trial, the CG or Marshall General/Club Leader who issued the spot-fine will act as the prosecutor. If the Marshall General/Club Leader did not issue the spot-fine, then they will act as the jury with the two other CG's. How do you challenge a spot-fine? If you receive a spotfine and are not a member of a CG of a regiment and you think the spotfine is unwarranted, you must PM your regiment's CG (not the CG of either of the other two regiments) to be your sponsor in your challenge. If your CG decides not to sponsor you, no challenge will be allowed. If the CG decides to sponsor you they will be a witness in your trial. The trial will still work the same, if you are found guilty the sentencing is typcially twice the initial spotfine. If innocent, the spotfine goes away. If you receive a spotfine and you are a CG of a regiment and you think the spotfine is unwarranted, you must PM one of the other regiments CGs or the Club Leader to be your sponsor in your challenge. If you can't get one of these 3 (other 2 CGs or Club Leader) to be your sponsor, then no challenge will be allowed. If one of the three decides to sponsor you, they will be your witness in the trial. Again, the trial works as before. If you receive a spotfine and you are the Club Leader and you think the spotfine is unwarranted, you must PM one of the three CGs to be your sponsor in your challenge. If you can't get one of the three CG members to sponsor you, then no challenge will be allowed. If they do decide to sponsor you, they will be a witness in your trial. Again the trial works the same as normal. If you are a raw recruit and think your spotfine is unwarranted, you must PM CG's or Club Leader to be your sponsor (this does not include spotfines issued for anything task related. If the CG's or Club Leader doesn't sponsor you, no challenge will be allowed. If you get one of them to sponsor you, they will be a witness in your trial. Again the trial works the same as normal. Can all spot-fines be brought to trial? Most, but not all. Spot-fines given in your Regiment's private boards may not be brought to trial, although your Captain General may void fines in these areas (though this will not happen often). How do I start my trial, and what is in the trial? If you want to go to trial and have approval of the appropriate people, send a personal message to the Club Leade and include your challenge sponsor. The Club Leader will start a thread and allow the prosecutor to present a case against you, after which you will be allowed to present your defense. Either party may call for up to two witnesses and/or legal experts, after which closing arguments may be made. What happens if I am found innocent? If you are found innocent, you can go on your way, no harm no foul. What happens if I am found guilty? If you are found guilty, your initial spot-fine punishment is doubled! (The Club Leader reserves the right to modify the punishment, especially in cases where the nature of the spot-fine makes the "doubling" difficult to interpret.) This double punishment is the risk of going to trial!
  10. How to Join New Members If you would like to join the Band of the Red Hand Social Group, please enroll through the New Member and rejoining member sign up thread (once the sign up thread is available). Upon signing in, you will become a Raw Recruit of the Band. Rejoining the Band of the Red Hand If you have resigned from the Band of your own accord, or have been removed from the Band's usergroup, you may rejoin the Band at any time. Simply sign into the new member and rejoining member thread (once the sign up thread is available). You will then be added to the Band's usergroup, along with your previous Regiment (see changing Regiments if you don't want to return to your old Regiment). Upon signing into your first activity roll call, Club Leader will add you to the Band's Official Roster. You will retain your old rank and points that you had before with no penalty. We understand that if you have been gone awhile, things may have changed dramatically since you left the Band. As a result, you are allowed to enter the Recruit Program under the same conditions as someone switching regiments (see above section for details). HOWEVER, if you sign up under a different alias than your original name, any points for your new alias are non-transferable. (If "Bob" has 50 points and resigns, but then comes back as "Tom," then any of Bob's points cannot be transferred to Tom, or vice versa.) Awards and Medals, however, can be transferred, just not the points that come with them.
  11. WHO WE ARE? The Band is a great place to make new friends and to have some fun at the same time. It was decided that the main themes of the Band should be kept as close as possible to the Band in the books. With that being said, we decide that Traveling, Eating Out, music and playing Dice Games are apart of the Band. So you might be asking, what do we do? Well, Band members are always encouraged to write reviews of places they have visited, music albums they have enjoyed, gigs they have gone to and restaurants they have been to, ranging from the famous to the unknown. They mention the different activities they have done while traveling to places nearby or far away, what they liked about the music, what the food and ambiance was like and much, much more! We do love our Jak O’ Shadow verses as well. Also within the Band, there are also the three different Regiments of the Band. We have the Archers, the Cavalry, and the Infantry within the Band of the Red Hand. Each Regiment hold a different section of the Band but we are all UNITED AS ONE!
  12. WELCOME TO THE BAND OF THE RED HAND! Welcome everybody new and old to the new Band of the Red Hand Club. We are thrilled you're here and we of course want to go know you better, but that'll have to be over a cup of brew or two, or 50. Oh, and you better not spill any or you'll have some fines to pay! All in all, we're a fun loving bunch of folks that like to travel to far off places (and relive our journeys over the campfire), listen to music (and disagree on what music is the best) and do some other things that we like to think we're really good at. Also we will provide you with all the answers you didn't even know you were going to need in this thread. Helpful links and answers! Who we are? How to Join New OR Returning Band Members - Join the Band Here! Rules of the Band
  13. I stay inside and if working, stay inside the ambulance lol
  14. Now i'm studying for the NCLEX.
  15. Just came back from a graduation vacation. Went to NYC, Rome, Tel Aviv, and lisbon.
  16. When i graduate Nursing school on 5/24.
  17. Just another day for us. Been together for 9 years going on 10!
  18. Here! Mine is finish up nursing school and graduate!
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