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I wrote a post in the Book of Ana Karithon, in defense of the designers with regard to Ana Karithon's power, Protection from Evil. This power, unfortunately, ignore Valkrill's units.
While this is a terrible development, the designers were probably not allowed to know that they were even getting another general, let alone one that was "evil," at the time they designed the D&D Master Set. Therefore, they missed the chance to include Valkrill, but not because they dropped the ball, but because WotC threw them a bit of a curve. At least, that's how I see it.

A non-rep signer (though he was kind enough to give positive rep) sent me this message:

"If you think it's just like any other game, then you cannot possibly understand what it means to a heroscape fan. Besides, you wouldn't be so forgiving if an average site member had made such a mistake. Is everyone here at this sitea a kiss@ss?"

My response it this: If anyone, a designer or otherwise, made a unit now that didn't take Valkrill into account in such a manner, I would call them on it. If a custom unit creation, made a year ago, didn't include Valkrill, I would not penalize them later. I would, in fact, be just as forgiving. I am not kissing ass.
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A light has gone out of the world.

Posted December 19th, 2014 at 06:04 PM by Taeblewalker
Today, I came home from lunch to find my cat, Mittens, had died. She was hanging from the arm of the couch and apparently her heart had given out while she was trying to climb up.

I had her for five years. I rescued her from the street. Her previous owners had abandoned her and left her to fend for herself. When I moved into their old apartment in the Bronx, Mittens came to my door. I started feeding her and asked the neighbors if she belonged to anybody, and then they told me the story of how she had been abandoned by the people who lived in the apartment before me.

She was a wonderfully loving cat who always climbed into bed with us and loved her scritchies on the chin. I will sorely miss her. I'm sitting here with her body on my lap, holding her one last time. At least I know she isn't suffering anymore, as she had been very sick near the end. I'm not sure of her exact age but I've estimated it at about 18 years, which is pretty long for a cat.

A wonderful light has gone out of the world.
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flameslayer93's Avatar
I'm sorry Taeblewalker. I've had that happen too.

Mittens goes to Valhalla, reincarnated as a snake, fighting robotic rats!
Posted December 19th, 2014 at 07:49 PM by flameslayer93 flameslayer93 is offline
Tornado's Avatar
My condolences.
Godspeed to Mittens on her travel to eternity.
18 years is incredible for a cat. It sounds like you made her twilight years pleasant. Perhaps when you are ready you could find a kitten.
Posted December 20th, 2014 at 02:44 PM by Tornado Tornado is offline
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Its a great thing to have companions to go through life with you, whether animal or human. I know she was a great source of joy for you. And you for her, I'm sure.
Posted December 21st, 2014 at 11:26 AM by chas chas is online now
Sherman Davies's Avatar
Mittens lives on in Valhalla:

Posted December 21st, 2014 at 09:53 PM by Sherman Davies Sherman Davies is offline
Tornado's Avatar
Very thoughtful Sherman Davies. Great card.
Posted December 22nd, 2014 at 01:30 PM by Tornado Tornado is offline
Taeblewalker's Avatar
Thanks Ken! I guess you got that picture off FaceBook.
Posted December 23rd, 2014 at 08:37 PM by Taeblewalker Taeblewalker is offline
Sylvano the Wasabus's Avatar
When a light goes out, you need another light. Although nothing can replace a loved one (a lost two cats two years ago) I now have two new cats to light up my life. Totally worth it!
Posted January 17th, 2015 at 04:53 PM by Sylvano the Wasabus Sylvano the Wasabus is offline
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I am sorry for your loss. May she be remembered not only as a pet but as a friend. Good bye mittens.
Posted June 15th, 2016 at 09:21 PM by zeekthefreak zeekthefreak is offline
Taeblewalker's Avatar
It looks like we'll be getting a new cat when we move into the new apartment in a few days! I loved Mittens very much, but it's time to move on. Thank you all who posted here. I'll update this blog when we have the new cat.
Posted October 11th, 2017 at 08:45 PM by Taeblewalker Taeblewalker is offline
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It's been almost three years and Whiskers is doing fine! We still miss Mittens but now we have a new bundle of joy.
Posted September 9th, 2020 at 09:17 PM by Taeblewalker Taeblewalker is offline
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My brother's cat, Princess, passed today at the age of fourteen. She will be missed.
Posted December 10th, 2020 at 07:30 PM by Taeblewalker Taeblewalker is offline
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Whiskers is still doing great, being only four years old. We have a new cat bed for him; it's an enclosed space he can sleep in.
Posted October 4th, 2021 at 10:00 PM by Taeblewalker Taeblewalker is offline
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