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Progressing in silk colors
How *we'd* change the books
How to make GS better/continuing to grow
Players of Gor & a topic for another week


Progressing in silk colors

Kayla~~~ Well Lets begin shall We? ~smiling~
Thank you all for being here tonight... If there are any topics please PM them to Me *S*
Gornt... sorry I was unable to attend last week... How did it go?

SabreWolf's sevda~~~ ~listening to hear what the first topic shall be~

Kayla~~~ I am still awaiting a topic.... ~grin~

jacia{GS}~~~ ~thinking they dont' want Mistress to pick~~~giggles~

marissa{HoS}~~~ ::laughing::

Gornt~~~ Asellus? I thought One was going to bring Her topic

Kayla~~~ First Topic *S*
what about a new ways of earning silks by the slaves
Example as they progress from one color to another has a series of questions to answer.

Gornt~~~ tests?

Seafire~~~ what sort of questions Kayla?

Kuurus~~~ what about tasks Kayla

jasma{GS~FG}~~~ ~listening to the topic brought forth.. ~

Kayla~~~ I think the person asking the question was thinking of a written test along with the testing of skills???

Kuurus~~~ tasks not written tests

Seafire~~~ who would conduct the test the Council? sounds like a real challenge. Hmm interesting

Kayla~~~ perhaps for first color of silks to be earned..they should know the positions and animals of Gor.. then the next color they should know drinks and food ..and other things perhaps.. then to get reds..there should be a writen test to complete.

jacia{GS}~~~ one thinks a written test in a sense would be folly...cuz who knows if they REALLY studied or learned anything...they could just as easily cut and paste answers to the questions.

jasma{GS~FG}~~~ and whom would be giving them the test, Mistress Kayla?

Kuurus~~~ I disagree Kayla.. should be based on tasks.. not a written test..

Gornt~~~ and a talent test?

Kuurus~~~ I agree with jacia..

Kayla~~~ it is an idea just for comments on feasiblity...

SabreWolf's sevda~~~ ~wondering if she should share her thoughts then biting her tongue, softly chewing on it~

kanda{GS}~~~ may kanda say something?

jacia{GS}~~~ ~nudges her heartling gently...eager to hear what she has to say *G*~

jacia{GS}~~~ *smiles @ Master Kuurus*

Gornt~~~ sev? one may speak freely

jasma{GS~FG}~~~ ~listening~.. there are certain steps already set up in the slave manual right now that says what a girl's to learn before advancing to the next color of silks..

Kuurus~~~ Aye.. sevda.. We need your opinion

Kayla~~~ sev... kanda please both speak up *S*

Gornt~~~ ~wondering when the talent test is to be held~

SabreWolf's sevda~~~ ~groaning at the nudge then speaking very softly~
sev doesn't see what is wrong with the way slaves are tested for silks now. they are tested based on serves and such..
a test would most likely chase many away, making it seem more like work or school than fun which is what it should be.

Kuurus~~~ sevda.. is right In My opinion..

jacia{GS}~~~ ~hugz her tightly .. agreeing with her~

Gornt~~~ ~nodding as the same thought had occurred to Me~

Asellus~~~ I know I would be deterred if I had to take a test. It's hard enough figuring out Lemuel's and jasma's trivia questions. *smothering giggles beneath Her veils*

Gornt~~~ sevda is very smart ~test of that is she agrees with Me~

kanda{GS}~~~ kanda has seen this done on another site she has visited.. and was quite impressed.. for each color of silks a slave had to know various things.. most of the slaves who come into the tavern are serious about gor..their hearts are in it.. but we all know there are some who are gamers..and come to play and not learn.. if they were expected to learn different things before getting silks and having the pleasure of serving All.. then maybe they would either stay to learn or leave..

marissa{HoS}~~~ ::nods her head:: one agrees with sevda but having a talent test at red would be nice instead of just a dance test as her sisters all have different things that they are good at and it should be based on their best things instead of just a dance

Lemuel~~~ ~chuckling~ Aye, but we thought everyone would be looking them up, so we made them a little hard.

kanda{GS}~~~ not a test...but whats wrong with knowing the animals of gor..or the plants.. or maybe even currency

Kayla~~~ sometimes weeding out some of the not so serious ones would not be a bad idea *S*... I can see it from both sides... ~balancing on the fence carefully~

faaria{Dak_FG}~~~ faaria has seen in a site where the girl had to know medical before she could get her reds, and what was in the medical bag, this was in case One came in hurt and needed help that there would be at least one around if a Healer wasn't present at the time

Kuurus~~~ Well kanda is that not a test.. of some sort..

jacia{GS}~~~ or time :)

Asellus~~~ *She addresses Lemuel with smiling eyes* Not having read all the books makes it hard....and I don't really know which Gorean site holds the most trustworthy information.....I learn more attending forums. I think jasma does a superb job heading up the slave discussion classes and getting the girls to name and describe ojects/slave livery, etcetera, from what I've read of those notes. *shrugs*

kanda{GS}~~~ even if it was cut n paste.. and then oral questions.. a slave would still learn

SabreWolf's sevda~~~ gamers are usually weeded out quickly anyway. being a slave is very hard. there is so much learn just to be able to serve the various drinks and food correctly. learning all of that already shows an interest to learn on the slaves part.

shiri~~~ marissa tested me alot when i first came to GS and i think her tests helped alot
they forced me to study things i might not have

Gornt~~~ well lately M'Lady there haven't been too many of the non or serious to weed out

marissa{HoS}~~~ ::smiles to her:: and you did very well sister

kanda{GS}~~~ kanda only wants the tavern to be the best place on gor.. with people who are serious about it.. and don't mock what Gor stands for..

jasma{GS~FG}~~~ ~listening to the different comments made.. then offering~..
with respect.. personally owned slaves are tested the way their Owners wish.. the GS slaves have their own list of things that are needed to be learned.. it's not just dance.. just that is what many will focus on..
and yes.. kanda.. other sites the girls have to know more than the beverages... food.. positions.. and such.. but there are many that even though the information is available here that don't know all the food items.. or the drinks.. etc..
can't force a person to do something that they truly don't wish to do.. and even assignments that have been given out at various times.. weren't done..

Lemuel~~~ ~smiles, nodding~ I know, but there are many that have the books available and can *search* for the answers rather easily, if You catch My drift. I do agree that forums are an excellent way to learn more about Gor thought. ~S~

Kayla~~~ As do We all kanda ~smiling at her sweetly~

Gornt~~~ I left one of those anal sites to come here where I felt the mood was less regimented and more open and a lot more fun

kanda{GS}~~~ kanda has to scoot now..r.t calls but she wanted to have her opinion heard even if it is only a slaves opinion..
kanda apologizes for what seems like an assinine idea of hers to improve her home.. she begs forgiveness from A/all...

Asellus~~~ I know. I'm working on My collection steadily, Lem. *She winks an eye* Give Me a few more years and I'll be able to answer Your trivia questions. *chuckling softly*

jacia{GS}~~~ one thinks that the whole facet and spectrum of Gor shouldn't be based Strictly by the books..and in that jaci means, is the books provide a diving board in a manner of speaking...a diving board into a pool: O/our imaginations and hearts...creativity is very important....
the reason jaci says this is cuz all she ever seems to hear is "by the books this and that" .... one owns a few books and reads them for enjoyment *S*

vika{M}property of MARIUS~~~ ~There are a lot of those that enter not truly desiring to excel in their slavery...but to only alcove......which means to vika....it is not the desire of the one to learn and study and practice....the first thing that shows vika, is when she gets a response that they do not desire to read about Gorean Shores.....if they are lazy at that point...*LOL* It is hummer to get them to learn anything else....it is all encompasing......have to start somewhere and strive to be the very best You can be.......it was sevda that made vika desire to learn and study....*smiles*~

marissa{HoS}~~~ adding more to the reds test would be fitting to her mind as it is almost a repeat of the yellow with just a few more questions. and how many sister know of the other things besides dance that they can do? as in their talent. one was the first in a long time that was playing instruments and that was only because she asked if slaves were allow this. she had thought that it was only for Mistress's or Masters. and the same goes with healing. not many sisters deal with that either?

jasma{GS~FG}~~~ and asking questions of animals.. plants.. various items has been done in slave discussions as well.. sev covered various points in last week's discussion..

SabreWolf's sevda~~~ ~smiles at vika then blows her a kiss~

jacia{GS}~~~ marissa jaci has seen many slaves over Gor that are Healer's aides and such or something of the sort

vika{M}property of MARIUS~~~ ~In regards to the Books....vika has found that even if read....there are many differences of opinions on them......and it is hard to strictly go by the Books.....but..should Y/you then be allowed to use only what Y/you wish???? Then a Group goes off to start another site according to "Their" way of interpretation...*LOL* Thus so many sites, so little P/people.~

marissa{HoS}~~~ one is talking about here in the shores sister. she does not travel very much so she can not say for out there only in here

Asellus~~~ So we need to branch out in a way. That's partially the reason slaves exist--to assist the Free. I've seen Physician's assistants and even Dressmaker's or Merchant's assistants. It seems as if one reaches the proverbial "red silk" status...it's all about dancing and nothing more. Why aren't the slaves allowed to aid their Owners in their Castes more?
*hoping She isn't totally way off base with Her post...still sleepy now*

Kayla~~~ All opinions are of value in these Forums... if nothing else they show just how different We all are *S*

jacia{GS}~~~ jaci agrees with you vika *hugs btw *S*....but that is all one usually hears and since jaci is not much of a reader *LOL* it really doesn't seem to do her much good and she is sure there are O/others like her who don't enjoy reading..jaci is slowly workin on that tho

marissa{HoS}~~~ ::nodding her head vigorously as Mistress words her statements better::

Lemuel~~~ ~S~ I don't see anything wrong with trying to be true to the books, there is a lot of information that ppl just made up that has caused arguments.

jacia{GS}~~~ agrees with Mistress Asellus thinking that's a good question :)

Asellus~~~ How will you generate your thoughts and opinions on Gor, then, jacia? Without a familiarity of the books. I understand the difficulty many experience in trying to acquire them, and that makes the forums sooo important....but I'm personally a bit turned off when someone dismisses the books so readily.

jacia{GS}~~~ jaci agrees with You Master Lemuel however as W/we are all human beings here..sad to say, W/we can never be right down to the letter of them :(

SabreWolf's sevda~~~ ~smiles at Mistress Asellus's question~

marissa{HoS}~~~ once a slave has learned the basics is she not to continue growing? for her to grow her knowledge beyond just drinks animals dances and furring. to make them more valuable to their Owners

jasma{GS~FG}~~~ slaves exist as it pleases the Free.. if a Master wished His slave to learn how to work in the mills to weave fabric.. that's what she would do.. if He wished her to play an instrument.. then that's what she'd do... if He wants her to dance.. then she best learn to dance..
tis up to those that Own us.. not up to what we want..

jacia{GS}~~~ one isn't dismissing them easily Mistress Asellus *S* it is just one thinks that They are a guideline to aid imaginations further...for Gor was created within the mind and imagination of Master Norman so, it had to come from somewhere Mistress :)

Asellus~~~ *Nodding at marissa* Right. I've seen the slave/Master relationship among many sort of plateau, if you know what I mean.

Lemuel~~~ ~nodding~ Aye jacia, which is why I said "try" there are compromises that have to be made to make Gor work online, but I don't think it's a good idea to just go off on a path that isn't really supported by the books.

SabreWolf's sevda~~~ this one has to force herself to read the books. she finds the Author very dull, but sometimes the love stories do catch sev's interest. ~hopeless romantic at heart here~

vika{M}property of MARIUS~~~ ~oh, vika agrees there is nothing wrong with going by the books...just so that E/everyone is on the same page *LOL*
sis jacia....vika know there are a lot of sister's that do not have the time nor like to read really...and that is ok too...that is why sister's are so important...or a Master.....to gleen from T/them and learn...but Your heart is slave...and so therefore you will strive to learn *grins~Lemuel~~~ ~chuckling~ Aye sev, I find parts of the books rather difficult to get through as well.

Gornt~~~ ~chuckling~ remember sev He has to teach us a whole new planet, but i did find the knot descriptions a bit long winded

jacia{GS}~~~ that isn't what one was suggesting Master Lemuel :) just think as human beings we should use our imaginations more....imaginations are the foundations of dreams..and dreams is what in a way made the World be it VT or RT what it is.....like one said..a springboard and reference is all Master :) she is sorry if You thought she was implying something different

Asellus~~~ So.....*trying to pinpoint the problem, Her brain so fuzzy with sleep*.....is it the philosophical discussions that bore you, jacia? I mean, because this is a role-play environment. Yes, most accept that we'll never be exactly "by the book" and we do give plenty of leeway....but I don't think Gor should become a playground, either. I realize that's not what you are implying, but I wonder what it is exactly you wish to see more (or less) of, jacia? *ss*

jasma{GS~FG}~~~ ~lifting eyes as Master Gornt speaks of the knots~
jaz agrees Master Gornt and still wouldn't be able to tie one.. ~g~

SabreWolf's sevda~~~ marissa isn't it up to each slave to decide how much she/he wants to learn? nobody can force anyone to learn something they don't want to. for one to learn there must be a desire to learn.

marissa{HoS}~~~ aye Mistress Asellus ::smiles to Her::
but sister. it is also the slaves job to try and keep growing. not to stagnate - why does a slave not ask for different challenges. many Owners don't think of the other things mainly because They are kept with other concerns. a showing of a desire to learn is always a good thing to show to you Master or Mistress

Lemuel~~~ ~S~ Actually, I like the descriptions of things and cultures, Gornt. It's the long rambling discussions with slaves that I have to plod through. ~grins~

jacia{GS~FG}~~~ ~grins and smiles at the wisdom of vika's words~
jaci agrees with you heartling..he isn't that great a writer but the love stories are nice :)

Gornt~~~ just like in real life One can either grow or stagnate, and be bored by it all

Asellus~~~ Exactly, vika. *smiling brightly*

Gornt~~~ ~laughing out loud~
Our resident anthropologist, Builder?

Asellus~~~ *Nodding excitedly at Lemuel* Yes, I'm just a big nerd and sometimes enjoy a lengthy paragraph. *LOL* Other times.....*severe head shake*....depends on My mood or the time of night. *chuckling*

jacia{GS}~~~ imagination Mistress...that's all...that is what roleplaying is..is imagination....jaci has roleplayed for years now...granted, nothing as intense as Gor.....but, many have their own views of how they interpret the books Mistress and it is hard for this one especially cuz she can't stand to read....so maybe the problem is in her she don't know

Lemuel~~~ ~nodding jacia~ I do understand, I was just trying to make a point about some of the strange things that develop when ppl go to far afield. I see nothing wrong with pushing the boundaries a bit as long as it is consistent with the general framework. For instance, a while back I helped to build a paper mill in Schendi. That isn't completely supported by the books, but the technology level is there.

jasma{GS~FG}~~~ but also marissa.. maybe a slave has asked to learn more in various areas.. and has been told no.. for one reason or another..
and like sev said.. one can't force another to learn anything.. if they don't wish to do so.. and it depends just how much of our time we can give to various aspects..

jacia{GS}~~~ framework..good word Master Lemuel...*that is what she has in part been trying to say this whole time :(~

Lemuel~~~ ~chuckling at Gornt~ Not exactly, but I do like history and different cultures, so the accurate descriptions JN puts in His books do interest Me.

Asellus~~~ I suppose it's difficult to convey truely intense feelings about this v/t environment through yet another form of writing--(i.e. the chatroom)--but I think it would be so great to have some kind of Gorean get-together and really plod and hash through many of these discussions. Could become quite intense and really thought-provoking. *She smiles and then laughs, thinking about Her r/t discussions over dinner about Gor*

Gornt~~~ the first 3 times alright but the last 3 times is a bit much

vika{M}property of MARIUS~~~ ~vika agrees...it is either there or it is not...and eventually, it is all made evident. *LOL*~
~Meaning NO disrespect here...but the same can be said of 'Mastery'~

marissa{HoS}~~~ what one was getting at sister was that she thought that more knowldge and more room should be offered the newer slaves- giving them ideas that there are more then just dancing, furring and serving foods and drinks. there are so many ways to serve our Owners but most are hidden to all but a few. one is not trying to say force them to learn she doesn't believe it that. but hiding it doesn't help either. maybe even posting things with the skills that are needed for basic would increase awareness

Lemuel~~~ ~smiles nodding~ Aye Gornt, that's how I feel about the "women are natural slaves" discussions in the books. The first couple times I read them they were interesting, after that, zzzzzzz. ~chuckles~

jacia{GS}~~~ *giggles at Master Lemuel*

SabreWolf's sevda~~~ we have a slave board to post such things, but only a few ever post on it.

Kayla~~~ Lemuel... I feel just that way about those words ~LOL~

Lemuel~~~ ~laughs~ Somehow I thought You might, Kayla. ~G~

jasma{GS~FG}~~~ ~listening to marissa.. responding~
GS slave board
that's the GS slave board.. you could post information there sis..

Asellus~~~ *chuckling at Kayla's words* You, too? *L*

Gornt~~~ oh that is a point I want emphasized, ~chuckling~

marissa{HoS}~~~ ::shakes her head and shuts up::

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How *we'd* change the books

jacia{GS}~~~ well jaci has an interesting question to pose if she may please?

Asellus~~~ *Looking towards jacia*

Kayla~~~ jump in jacia *S*

SabreWolf's sevda~~~ ~listening to her heartling~

jacia{GS}~~~ ~smiles in thanks to Mistress Asellus and asks her F/family~
let's pretend the books were being revised or re-written or however you wish to look at it...
what would you add to them..or take out? :)

jacia{GS}~~~ ~whispers her thanks to Mistress Kayla~

Asellus~~~ *whispering softly at jacia's question with a slight satirical smile disguised by Her veils*
Blasphemy, little one. Utter blasphemy!
*She chuckles and then ponders the question* I may need some time on that one.

Lemuel~~~ ~laughs~ I would take out the long dissertations on the natural role of the human female, obviously. JN's preaching to the choir here, so to speak. ~G~

jacia{GS}~~~ *giggling at Mistress Asellus*

jacia{GS}~~~ *smiles at Master Lemuel*

Gornt~~~ ~chuckling~ Aye

jacia{GS}~~~ ~then re-reads His post and having tried to weed thru those herself in some of the books she owns~ LOL ohhh that would be good Master *giggling*

SabreWolf's sevda~~~ ~giggling at Master Lemuel~

Asellus~~~ Maybe some grammatical editing. *Nodding self-assuredly*

Gornt~~~ ~agreeing with Asellus, I would have to think on that~

SabreWolf's sevda~~~ that is hard to answer jac

jacia{GS}~~~ aye is it jaci Mistress Asellus or does Master Norman tend to repeat Himself...A LOT LOL

Lemuel~~~ ~chuckling~ Aye Asellus, removing the word *muchly* and some other JN inventions, perhaps.

Asellus~~~ There are just moreso detailed....*glancing around the room, knowing groans are surely to ensue at Her saying this*....things I would wish to know that weren't mentioned or elaborated upon. *trying to think of an example*

SabreWolf's sevda~~~ sev would like to see slave mud wrestling added to the books ~chuckling~

Gornt~~~ well He belabored the knots to death

jasma{GS~FG}~~~ ~nudging against Master Lemuel.. giggling~
jaz would add detailed maps to the books when speaking of various areas.. and wars.. etc.. she could get lost in a paper bag.. and the books even made a girl feelings of being lost that much worse.. ~g~

Asellus~~~ That one bothered Me....~ahem~...muchly, Lemuel. *She grins*

Gornt~~~ hmmmmmmmmmm, We could do that here

Lemuel~~~ ~S~ No, it isn't just you,jaci. JN does repeat Hmself frequently.

Asellus~~~ Maps, jasma! Oh, yes! That would be extraordinarily helpful!! *s*

vika{M}property of MARIUS~~~ ~vika laughs out loud at sevda's comment.....and regains her composure...oh, goodness kajira....

SabreWolf's sevda~~~ oh yes, sev hates that word "muchly"..

jacia{GS}~~~ *laughs at her heartling in total agreement *G*~
mistress jazzy that is an excellent idea, considering S/some jaci included would do so much better with visuals

Asellus~~~ *thinking of a question along the lines of the books in general....waiting this one out*

jacia{GS}~~~ LOL Mistress!!!

jacia{GS}~~~ *wipes brow* ohh good Master Lemuel..now jaci knows she isn't hallucinating lol

SabreWolf's sevda~~~ ~giggling at vika~

jacia{GS}~~~ *giggles* Thank You Master :)

Lemuel~~~ ~nodding to the slave beside Me~ Aye - maps, a complete set of rules for kaissa, an official dictionary, all sorts of things. ~G~

jacia{GS}~~~ have A/any read Tolkien's books Lord of the Rings series..there are maps in there as well and that has helped jaci a lot when reading them :) so one would favor the idea of maps *G*

jasma{GS~FG}~~~ ~looking up adoringly at Master Lemuel~
aye Master

marissa{HoS}~~~ a description of a bazi tea ceremony

jacia{GS}~~~ Ohhh that is DEFINATELY good marissa! :)

Asellus~~~ *eagerly, She blurts out Her question at Lemuel's comment*
That is what really bothers Me about Gor. Pronounciations. And I think it would even be interesting to see how others pronounce the words of the books. Even Our own names....and origins thereof. Could also be a good "Meet and Greet Forum" topic.
*glancing at Kayla*

Gornt~~~ I sound em out as easy as I can Asellus

lara{HoS}~~~ giggles softly as lara has talked to Some and she does pronouce things different, she thought it was neat to hear Them say things..

vika{M}property of MARIUS~~~ ~OH, vika agrees Mistress Asellus....sometimes she is vEka or vIka.....there is Master Marius or Marious...OMG.....Master Kli or Klay....sheesh.~

Lemuel~~~ ~nodding vigorously~ Aye, how does One pronounce *kajira* anyway. Is it "ka-yee-ra" or "ka-gee-ra" or something else entirely? ~G~

Kayla~~~ Meet and Greet Forum? ... sounds like a good idea to Me Asellus *S*... ...

Asellus~~~ I asked Kli once.....if it was Kli as in the painter "Klee"...rhymes with "flea"....or if it was Kly as in "fly". I still can't get used to saying the "fly" (Kli) pronounciation to this day. *LOL*

jacia{GS}~~~ vika *blushing with embarrasment cuz when she 1st got to know Master Kli..she would sound it out.. KlEE* LOL

Gornt~~~ kaj long i ra

SabreWolf's sevda~~~ ~chuckling wildly at the Master Klay~

vika{M}~~~ ~vika grins impishly...vika spell it...slut or meat....*LOL*

Kayla~~~ LOL... There are many arguments in My Home over pronounciation *S*

Asellus~~~ ka-HERE-uh. That's how I say "kajira".

jacia{GS}~~~ Klay? lol

jacia{GS}~~~ that sounds very elegant Mistress :)

vika{M}~~~ ~agreed...Kly as in fly...just did not work with this slut...as in slut. *LOL*

Asellus~~~ *Grinning around, liking this topic muchly....*

Lemuel~~~ ~grins~ Could even be "cage-eye-ra" I suppose. Would be nice if JN would give a pronunciation key. ~S~

Kayla~~~ ka'jeer~a
Mine *S*

Lemuel~~~ ~laughing uproarously at vika's comment~

jacia{GS}~~~ *LOL* Mistress Asellus

jacia{GS}~~~ that is about jaci's too Mistress Kayla :)

Asellus~~~ "Tal" as in talcum powder....or as in "tall"?

faaria{Dak_FG}~~~ laughs@ vika's comment, good one

Kayla~~~ talcum powder *S*

Asellus~~~ *sighs with relief* "Tall" bugs Me. *LOL*

Lemuel~~~ ~S~ Aye Kayla, that is how I pronounce it as well, but it would be nice to know how JN imagined it to be pronounced. At least with *jarl* He let us know it's pronounced *yarl* ~G~

vika{M}~~~ ~vika winks towards Master Lemuel...hahahahahaha....vika say ka ji ra...but hell...meat iz meat...*LOL*

Asellus~~~ Lemuel, that's correct? Saying "yarl"? wow...

Lemuel~~~ ~smiles looking to Lady Asellus~ I always think of "Tal" being pronounced "tahl"

jacia{GS}~~~ lol Master Lemuel

Kayla~~~ ~stupid look~ He did... Jarl isn't Tarl with a J????

Lemuel~~~ ~nods~ Aye Asellus, I can look it up for You if You like. ~S~

Asellus~~~ For Ceredigawn's sake, He wishes Me to explain that it's "KURR-RED-i as in igloo-GAWN." No soft "c". *chuckling*

Asellus~~~ *rolling over laughing at Kayla's expression*

Lemuel~~~ ~grins~ O.K. I had it wrong then. My own name is pronounced just like Samuel substituing "Lem" for "Sam" and it's "Lem" like in "lemon" BTW. ~chuckles~

Kayla~~~ I can't help it... Ya know You go around thinking that the way You say things in Your head is the right way... When I married the Yankee I didn't think much about HIS mistakes because after all He is only a Yankee *S*

Asellus~~~ *Mumbling other words that vex Her restless mind*
Kalana
Thassa...

marissa{HoS}~~~ ::groans thinking ouch glad that She said it and not her::

Kayla~~~ ka~la~na
Thass'a

Asellus~~~ Your name....it was only a subtle difference between the two different ways of saying it....but now I know for sure. *smiling at Lemuel*

Gornt~~~ ouuuuuuuuuuuu, that is harsh Kayla

Kayla~~~ Lem.... never had a problem with Yours *S*

Asellus~~~ collar! versus ko'lar.....*trying to be quiet so jasma can keep up*

Kayla~~~ Now that is one I ponder Asellus *S*... I use kolar all the time...

Gornt~~~ I do too

vika{M}~~~ ~With a very straight face....vika ask her Master once...which is it....veka, vIka, vicka??? He say to her.......When Y/you hear BITCH come running....*LOL*

marissa{HoS}~~~ one uses kolar for gor to distinguish it from collar of bdsm

Lemuel~~~ ~LOL~ Aye vika, good one.

Kayla~~~ OM Goodness... ~blinking at vika~

Asellus~~~ Going back to Thassa, Kayla....it's the "TH" that gets Me. Is it substituting a regular "T" or should I be literal and just say it's a "TH"? And the "s's"....is it Thazza? Or Thas.sa? *Her brain starting to hurt, but having too much fun to mind* *LOL*

Kayla~~~ I use the "th" ... and I love the Hissssss of the S's *S*

Gornt~~~ ME too

Kayla~~~ Of course I in no way know for sure just what I use... Imagine the Aussies must sound really different... when speaking to go'anna/Laroona on the phone We have a terrible time with Gorean names

Kayla~~~ It sure got quiet *S*

vika{M}~~~ ~vika laughs.......it sure did....

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How to make GS better/continuing to grow

Kayla~~~ New topic *S*
the question would be this....in seeing how M/many participate in the Forums....and if there is sore subject on the GS message board...all of the Patrons/slaves show up in droves.....why is it that the Tavern is empty....? And what can W/we do to better O/our home and have it full as Forum nights? Do W/we need to be more 'Gorean' What?

SabreWolf's sevda~~~ You can hog tie sev's Master to His chair then she'll come around more.

Gornt~~~ need interesting discussions every night

marissa{HoS}~~~ W/we need to add variety Mistress ::speaking softly::

jacia{GS}~~~ *BOL* heartling

Asellus~~~ *Putting in Her 2 tarsks* I think people use other people's problems as an excuse to "came back out into the fray", you know. People would rather put their noses in someone else's situation. *shrugs* I wouldn't know how to curb that, though.

Kayla~~~ I think planned activites each day would help...

Kayla~~~ Me either Asellus... It drives Me crazy that people Who I never see here are always on the boards putting in thier 2 tarsks worth... come in be active do something to change things

Kayla~~~ Just griping about them only makes the matters worse

Asellus~~~ Ummm...I think planned daily events would get old.

jasma{GS~FG}~~~ ~listening to the question.. pondering~
with respect Mistress.. for this one.. it's not that jaz isn't here cause she's not wishing to be.. but she has certain nights set out that she's permitted to be here.. During daytime hours on various days.. she's usually editing either these notes or the ones from slave discussions.. so she can't be here.. also.. she has emailed Master Rollo, Master Marius and Master SabreWolf telling them that the rest of this week she may not be around due to something that occurred in rt.. but a girl is here as often as she can be.. even if she's in the Tavern with no others around..

BladeBane's ja`dain~~~ ~**quietly slips inside to listen**~

Kayla~~~ The Forums haven't...

Lemuel~~~ ~nodding~ Aye jaz, it isn't through lack of interest that I'm not here often. It's due to other commitments r/t mostly.

shirin{SholGar}~~~ ~*~whispers~*~ one wishes she too could be here more, but rt has been getting quiet full lately

Kayla~~~ jaz... the question asked was never meant to be directed at any one person... free or slave... I would hate to put your time in the Tavern against anyone *S*

Kayla~~~ but those times when you can get here... How many of you will check the who where or come in a few only to find themselves in an empty Tavern????

jasma{GS~FG}~~~ aye Mistress.. and a girl wasn't taking it as directed in such a way.. she just meant that perhaps others as well had the same difficulties with their rt too..
~lowering eyes respectfully.. listening~

marissa{HoS}~~~ one checks everytime she enters the pool Mistress when she sees A/any in here alone she enters if only to see if T/they desire company. but it is not empty as much as it was when she first came back

Asellus~~~ What with all the other forums though? Let's see, Marius recently began having a book discussion once a week, which is an excellent idea. And then there's the Sunday forums for those who try to religiously attend. Of course, Monday forums....and Wednesday forums for slaves....Thursdays are for the Men....and FW on Tuesdays.
I honestly don't see it going over too well. The festival made a grand example of such. But then again, with a greater extent of time it could become something good.....

Kayla~~~ We need to boost interest in Gor and in GS... a larger Patron list will ensure that the Tavern will not be found empty as much

Lemuel~~~ ~nodding~ Aye Kayla, there have been times when I've been able to steal a few hours and notice a couple Patrons logged on, but not in the tavern.

shirin{SholGar}~~~ shirin has come by often enough and the tavern is empty

BladeBane's ja`dain~~~ ja has noticed too...pretty much whenever she peeks in, she sees familiar names, but GS is empty.

Kayla~~~ Agreed Asellus ... I know that I am involved with the FW Forums, Our Monday nights and the Sunday Forums... to plan another event would be hard but if People knew that on Fridays at 10pm est there was a Meet and Greet then who knows *S*
The day time book club went well last week and I hope it is well attended tomorrow... I can not participate in that but it is a wonderful idea

Asellus~~~ I think We can all attest to being in the chatroom, but not in the tavern....and we have all seen our share of those who prefer the "box". *pointing above*

BladeBane's ja`dain~~~ Meet and greet? That sounds like fun. Would it be like coming and sharing your Gorean life, Mistress? Get to know each other better?

Kayla~~~ I personally have found if I enter the Tavern and wait ... within 20 30 minutes or so... Others come and join Me... but on the flip side I have say here talking on Q for a few hours and None enter *S*...

Asellus~~~ And what kind of events do You speak of, Kayla? And, of course, who will head them up? If it is a game of slave catch, I can't say I will personally be motivated to attend...but....*shrugs*..

Kayla~~~ Could be ja *S* what ever just ways really of knowing that someone... anyone would be here... *S*

BladeBane's ja`dain~~~ ~**nods softly and smiles to the mistress**~

Kayla~~~ LOL... Me either Asellus... but informal Meet and Greet on Fridays??? No real organization is needed... just the drive to be around other Goreans *S*

Asellus~~~ I attended last week's Sunday forum and....*shrugging*....I'm partial to the Monday forums and that's that. This is family. *She grins sappily*

marissa{HoS}~~~ Mistress why not have bi weekly contests of pitting mind against mind similar things

Kayla~~~ Good idea... triva contests??? then just need to have a rotating chart of the ones coming up with the triva...

marissa{HoS}~~~ or adding other things that would build the shores beyond just a place where alot of Masters come to just find a furr partner? or to chat?

BladeBane's ja`dain~~~ ~**chuckles as she hears Mistress Asellus**~

shirin{SholGar}~~~ ~*~smiles, nods~*~ shirin would enjoy a trivia night

BladeBane's ja`dain~~~ Could Master Lemuel and jaz perhaps have some informal trivia quizes live once in a while?

I too am partial to Home... and the next Sunday Meet and Greet is here in GS

marissa{HoS}~~~ not just trivia contests. more like what goes on at the festival. say one week we have a dancing contest. the next a trivia contest on one of the books. mix it up so that it is not only slaves that are are part of it but the Mistress's and Masters. even possibly a musical contests. there is a whole variety of things that You can do if the time to think of it is put in

Lemuel~~~ ~chuckles~ I think noone would show up if jaz or I come up with the questions.

BladeBane's ja`dain~~~ ja would, Master Lemuel, with pleasure too! And perhaps she could get Master to poke his big, bald head in.

Kayla~~~ LOL... since they scared everyOne with the last one at the festival...LOL... Good idea ja'dain

marissa{HoS}~~~ and don't let P/people post T/their responses on the board but T/they have to do so in the room sometime during the second week Mistress

jasma{GS~FG}~~~ ~looking up to Master Lemuel.. dark gems sparkle.. then lowering eyes.. just listening~

Asellus~~~ Ohhh, Lemuel....*smiling at the pair with sympathy*....I really do love the crossword puzzles. you know that, jasma. *chuckling*

shirin{SholGar}~~~ ~*~giggles at Master Lemuel~*~ shirin would Master, she would

marissa{HoS}~~~ and if it is a trivia contest have it discussed at that weeks monday forum Mistress

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Players of Gor & a topic for another week

Kayla~~~ Well lets pick this up next time *S*
Lemuel?... are you ready for next week?

Lemuel~~~ ~S~ Well, I hope to be. I'm half way through "Players" so I should be finished by Monday.

Asellus~~~ Can I put in a book request for the future?

BladeBane's ja`dain~~~ Is Players being discussed next Monday?

Kayla~~~ LOL... well read up Lemuel... Well be ready to go then...
Lets call it a night thank you all for particiapting

Kayla~~~ Asellus wouldn't You like to lead one????

BladeBane's ja`dain~~~ Thank you, Mistress Kayla ~**smiles**~

Asellus~~~ Haven't read all the books, Kayla. It wouldn't be a very educational forum....and school comes first, of course. *smiles knowingly*

Lemuel~~~ ~nodding~ Aye ja' - I'm planning to cover "Players" next week.

Lemuel~~~ ~S~ What book did You have in mind Asellus?

BladeBane's ja`dain~~~ Ohhhh...one of ja's favorite books, Master Lemuel ~**smiles brightly**~ For some reason, she *really* liked it.

Kayla~~~ one does need to read all the books Asellus just know about the ONE book they are leading *S*

Asellus~~~ Magicians of Gor. Seeing as it's such a rare book and the most expensive (I think) and the fact that no magic exists on Gor....that book and its content has always perplexed Me. Perhaps somewhere waaay in the future someone will be able to discuss it? *soft inquirious eyes*

Asellus~~~ Nope; can't. *LOL*

BladeBane's ja`dain~~~ ~**nods in agreement with Mistress Asellus**~ It's one of the few ja hasn't read either, Mistress. She's curious about it.

Kayla~~~ I too am looking forward to Players for I have not read it yet...

Lemuel~~~ ~chuckles~ Give Me about, oh say, three months and I'll be up to that one again. ~G~

Asellus~~~ *grinning at ja'dain, glad to know She's not alone on this one*

BladeBane's ja`dain~~~ Nope, Mistress, there are 4 or so ja hasn't been able to read yet. You're not alone ~**grins and winks**~

Asellus~~~ Or even discuss the magic on Gor topic in general. I read a post on the Gorean Chat board pertaining to that very question.

shirin{SholGar}~~~ shirin is only up to book 9, Marauders, she has a long way to go

jasma{GS~FG}~~~ ~listening and thinking about doing some research as time allows. ~

Lemuel~~~ ~S~ Well, the *magic* on Gor is of the stage variety.

Gornt~~~ ~thankful I did Mine last week~

Asellus~~~ Right. The quotes and explanations supplied there were quite sufficient, though I suspect that I may not be the only one who wondered about the seeming contradiction. I suppose clarification needed to be made in regards to what "magic" was/is on Gor.

jasma{GS~FG}~~~ illusions.. slight of hand.. *looking up to Master*

Asellus~~~ I do have several questions...I don't know where to begin. I will ask what I asked 2 evenings ago. *smiles and shrugs*
What motivates (or should motivate) a v/t Gorean?

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