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    The tidal pool

    Post  admin on Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:37 pm

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    Crystal clear green-blue water gently lapps at the shore, visible in the distance is the rigging of a ship and then the forested island across the harbor. The odd sand and hermit crab scatter at your approach. A dozen people litter the beach with a small group building a sandcastle. A large man is splashing a few women in the surf and sees the lot of you and jogs over leaving them looking disapointed.


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    Re: The tidal pool

    Post  Jerry Hall on Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:43 pm

    ::with a a southern accent:: “howdy everybody yall never been here before as far as I remember. Hey there Steve, you runnin a nature walk without me?” “Anyway I’m Jerry, assistant naturalist on the island, and who might you fine people be?
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    assistant naturalist?

    Post  Floyd A Grecko on Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:14 pm

    ::Underbreath:: God damned, bear lovers, everyone of them.
    ::Wanders about, looking for drift wood. (#1:Perception (3) + Investigation (3))::
    ::Build a pre-lit camp fire, looking for Papi (or somebody)for a lite (#2:Perception (3) + Awareness (3)::
    ::Lights a fire, and then sits down to play, and lure some girls away from the tide (#3:Manipulation (4) + Performance (4)::
    Vicky, oh Vicky


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    assistant naturalist?

    Post  admin on Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:14 pm

    The member 'Johny Trea' has done the following action : Die rolls

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    Post  Jerry Hall on Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:26 pm

    ::walks over to Johny handing him a waterproof lighter::
    “come on now bub don’t let little Tabitha get you down she’s a real sweet bear once you get to know her, though stever there can get a bit long winded if you get him going, hell…”
    ::At this point Jerry notices Leoben::
    “check this out” gently elbowing johnny, “ Hey Leoben howd’ya like it living on the island?
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    Post  Leoben Xero on Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:30 pm

    ::immediately starts singing::
    "This must be just Like living in paradise…Like Living in paradise...And I don`t want to go home"
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    Post  admin on Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:30 pm

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    Post  Floyd A Grecko on Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:39 pm

    ::Finishes handing out the Coronas to the ladies from the tide, picks up his guitar, and plays quietly::
    (Charisma (4) + Performance (4))


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    Post  admin on Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:39 pm

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    Post  Jerry Hall on Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:42 pm

    ::A wicked smile spreads across my face::
    “hey Leoben?... what do you think about east coast girls?"
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    Post  Leoben Xero on Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:46 pm

    ::looks pained and sings with an exasperated expression:: “East coast girls are hip, I really dig those styles they wear, Girls Girls Girls, i dig those girls”
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    Post  admin on Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:46 pm

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    Sorry, Dude

    Post  Floyd A Grecko on Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:52 pm

    ::puts down guitar,stands and hands Ieoben a Corona::
    Here, put this in your mouth. So, ladies, you swim magnificently. (Manipulation (4) + Subterfuge(2)) Smile


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    Post  admin on Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:52 pm

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    Post  Jerry Hall on Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:46 pm

    ::licks lips almost like a dog when given a steak::
    "Hey leoben what do ya think of Betty over there?" ::motioning at one of the girls around johny::
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    Post  John Calhoun on Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:04 pm

    ::Calhoun approaches the beach through an alternate path amidst the mangrove, dropping the hand of the girl he had been leading. He places his left hand on Jerry's shoulder with the metacarpal and finger of his pinky pressed against the side of the man's neck, and giving a squeeze to his back and collar bone.:: Come on, Jer' Leoben doesn't make fun of you for being an asshole, you shouldn't make fun of him for losing a bet (#1 manipulation + subterfuge).

    (#2 Wits + empathy to feel out what kind of story the girls would find most interesting)

    Speaking of which, did I tell you guys about the time that Jerry... (#3 charisma + expression[storyrelling])


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    Post  admin on Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:04 pm

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    Post  Leoben Xero on Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:13 pm

    ::Appears very revealed as john takes the spotlight off me::
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    Post  Savina Luluvo on Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:53 pm

    ::looks skeptically at Leoban, but then smiles:: ::Looks to the man with the bear:: "So... what exactly eez so exciting about zeeze tidal pools?" ::says in a slightly caustic tone::
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    Post  Savina Luluvo on Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:47 pm

    (btw, John Calhoun, I don't think that link is working.)
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    Post  John Calhoun on Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:17 am

    ::Gives Savina -and her caustic tone- a look of incredulity, holds it for a moment, and then softens to a smile:: I'm sorry, are you not getting enough attention? ::Places a hand momentarily on her shoulder and draws her into the group::

    So, there we were, standing at the top of the lighthouse, ::points towards the lighthouse:: and you can see the entire island from up there, it's gorgeous. Actually, we should head up there later. ::looking at Jerry as he proposes this, then continues:: It's around this time that we see Steve pulling up in the boat. Now, we had both lost the bet, so we're both getting pretty tense up there....
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    Post  Savina Luluvo on Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:08 pm

    ::crosses arms and gently steps out from under John's hand, but smiles (genuinely):: "I deed not mean to interrupt your story. Please, continue." ::listens::
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    Post  John Calhoun on Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:05 am

    ::Savina drawing away leaves Calhoun filling in a two person sized gap in the circle, which he takes advantage of by making emphatic gestures to support his story.:: *laughter* ...and that was the day that gymnastics wasn't fun anymore.

    ::Grabs some beers, hands one to Jerry, offers one to Steve, and takes one for himself. Looks to Nell:: You want to bounce? Alright... ::To others:: Hey, we're gonna bounce. ::bro hugs::

    ::Claps the ever silent Nero on the shoulder as he passes, and points to Savina over his shoulder with his thumb:: See that that one gets a Care Bear Stare, 'eh?
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    Post  Steve Billingslee on Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:09 pm

    ::takes the beer, listening to Calhoun's story then Clears his throat after he finishes::
    "ah yes tidal pools, fascinating ecology,

    Tidepools form where pools of water collect in rocky and sandy hollows at low tide. There are easier places in the ocean to survive. Tides, temperature, saltiness--all these are constantly changing . Only hardy animals can survive in the tidepool. Most of them are animals without backbones--invertebrates--which are fairly simple compared to other kinds of sea animals, such as fishes and whales. A crab, for example, can grow back a lost claw. A starfish cut in half might grow back into two starfishes! How many fishes can do that?

    Three basic laws of survival rule life in the tidepool:

    * keep from being washed away by the waves at high tide
    * keep from drying out by the sun at low tide
    * keep from being eaten (thats my favorite)

    The plants and animals which live near the top of the tidepool are the toughest. Bright green sea lettuce grows well in the saltiest puddles of the tidepool. Barnacles can stay wet inside their volcano-shaped shells for days at a time. When the water returns, they open up their shells to kick food into their mouth with their feathery feet. Brown periwinkles graze on algae, while white dog whelks use acid and a sharp tongue to drill through the shells of other snails.

    Brown rockweeds drape the middle zone of the tidepool. Air bladders let them float on the surface of the water at high tide where they can get the best light. Beneath the seaweed starfishes and sea urchins cling to the rocks with sticky tube feet. Mussels hold on with lifelines they weave themselves. Just below them grows a red seaweed, Irish moss. It was once collected along the coast of Maine with long-handled rakes. It was used to thicken puddings, ice cream, milk shakes, and toothpaste. Green crabs wander throughout the tidepool, always looking for a chance to grab a meal. They keep close to cover, though, to avoid being noticed by a sharp-eyed gull. In the lowest tidepools, sea anemones, sponges, and baby lobsters find shelter under the swaying fronds of brown kelp.

    Tidepools give us land dwellers a chance to peak at the daily lives of ocean animals: hunting, eating, fighting off predators, clinging to the rocks against the force of the waves. Each retreat of the tides reveals a miniature ocean world. Sit quietly by the edge of a tidepool and wait for its secrets to open up to you."
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    Post  Jerry Hall on Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:16 pm

    "Wow Steve you always know how to liven up a party,"::Said in a sarcastic voice::
    "Why don't you impress the ladies with one of your stories about wrestling sharks or being stampeded by kangaroos?"

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