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nathan



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The man built a fucking CASTLE without anybody noticing, on his own land, as a home for his family, AND IT HAS LIVE-IN DUCKS?


This man deserves a parade. You law-and-order types sure can be vindictive bastards.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those ducks will help when he comes under siege, lemme tell ya.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Azmoten wrote:
Those ducks will help when he comes under siege, lemme tell ya.

Yeah. They'll tell him when he needs to lower his head to avoid missiles.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Azmoten wrote:
Those ducks will help when he comes under siege, lemme tell ya.


They might be homing ducks.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nathan wrote:
Azmoten wrote:
Those ducks will help when he comes under siege, lemme tell ya.


They might be homing ducks.

What they do in their own nest is no business of ours, so long as it's consensual.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that what you'll be saying when they start nesting with the family dog? Because you know damn well that's where it's headed.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They'll need something to eat once the siege is in full swing.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, I thought this was a joke at first.

So unless the law specifically says he has to be seen building it, he wins. I'm fine with someone being clever enough to find loopholes in the law, unless it hurts someone. Now I don't see any possible way this house could be more damaging to the ecology than your average farm, unless its waste disposal is right into the area drinking water or something.

Kudos to him. If they come to take the house, lets see how quick he can load the cannon.

Though I do have to ask, where the hell did he buy cannon in this age? Ye Olde Arms Supplier?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He built a castle, he can build a cannon.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yorick wrote:
kame wrote:
Willem wrote:
Yeah, if he can defend the castle, he can keep it.


No moat, no drawbridge. I could take the castle with 50 men in two weeks time.

"Bye bye boys!" "Have fun storming the castle!"

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think a stealth castle would look awesome on the drawing board, but if you scale it up all those stealthy angular bits just become big and bland bits of boring architecture. In that aspect the stealth exemplifies much of the reason for my distaste of (some) modern architecture* and my disappointment in finding nice shoes (size 13 it says here). Big=bland=boring. Like the mcdonalds logo is covered in small writing and car interiors have those speckly bits: big planes don't work: size matters: you can't scale stuff up arbitrarily. Never seen a b-52 (that is the point) so can't say if it applies there but overall I think a stealth castle - while good on the drawing board - would disappoint in real life.

*it's a bit unfair to blame the architects though, labor has gone up so much that making huge buildings interesting in simply unaffordable
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you're just jealous that you don't have one.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam wrote:
the hidden castle


According to this shot, the fella should be paid.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Necro!

So apparently this guy finally got a court ruling. No surprise, he's being forced to take it down
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kame wrote:
Need I remind you these people are British?

They wrote the book on telling people what the fuck they're allowed to do.


I haven't yet read this thread beyond the first few comments, but I did read about it in the free paper, and I think it is very important to remember that as a robot - which he or she clearly is - Kame should not be allowed to write scurrilous generalisations about the British on the internet without first having completed the appropriate section of the part of the addendum of the insert in the form supplied in the application for the authorisation piece of the notification provided in the paper supplied through the department of searching for the division of the participant party of the division of the group whose team report directly to the support office of the service network of the working party without whom the confirmation certificates can be issued through.
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