- busy: (of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use
by anyone else or indicating unavailability; (`engaged' is a British term for a
busy telephone line); "her line is busy"; "receptionists' telephones are always
engaged"; "the lavatory is in use"; "kept getting a busy signal"
- currently being used; "robots are in use throughout industry"
- The state of CGC content being withdrawn and used in a non-recoverable
manner for application (see also storage, below)
- A mythical monster like a giant reptile. In European tradition the
dragon is typically fire-breathing and tends to symbolize chaos or
evil, whereas in the Far East it is usually a beneficent symbol of fertility,
associated with water and the heavens
- a creature of Teutonic mythology; usually represented as breathing fire and
having a reptilian body and sometimes wings
- A fierce and intimidating person, esp. a woman
- a fiercely vigilant and unpleasant woman
- (in the 16th and 17th centuries) A short musket carried on the belt of a
soldier, esp. a mounted infantryman
- Draco: a faint constellation twisting around the north celestial pole and
lying between Ursa Major and Cepheus
- An object for a child to play with, typically a model or miniature replica
- An object, esp. a gadget or machine, regarded as providing amusement for an
- (toy) dally: behave carelessly or indifferently; "Play about with a young
- A person treated by another as a source of pleasure or amusement rather than
with due seriousness
- (toy) a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a
modifier); "a toy stove"
- (toy) plaything: an artifact designed to be played with
- badly: with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly');
"the injury hurt badly"; "the buildings were badly shaken"; "it hurts bad"; "we
need water bad"
- that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency; "take
the bad with the good"
- having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy
appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape";
"a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the
pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a
- Of poor quality; inferior or defective
- (of a person) Not able to do something well; incompetent
- Unpleasant or unwelcome
toys in use - Dragon Age:
Dragon Age: Origins
The survival of humanity rests in the hands of
those chosen by fate. You are a Grey Warden, one of the last of an ancient order
of guardians who have defended the lands throughout the centuries. Betrayed by a
trusted general in a critical battle, you must hunt down the traitor and bring
him to justice. As you fight your way towards the final confrontation with an
evil nemesis, you will face monstrous foes and engage in epic quests to unite
the disparate peoples of a world at war. A romance with a seductive shapeshifter
may hold the key to victory, or she may be a dangerous diversion from the heart
of your mission. To be a leader, you must make ruthless decisions and be willing
to sacrifice your friends and loved ones for the greater good of
From BioWare, the makers of Mass Effect, Star Wars: Knights of
the Old Republic, and Baldur's Gate comes Dragon Age: Origins. An epic tale of
violence, lust, and betrayal, Dragon Age: Origins is a single player
role-playing game (RPG) set in a fantasy game environment, and featuring three
playable character classes, accessible in the form of three races. In addition,
the game features extreme character customization, a new game engine,
party-based gameplay utilizing non-player characters and a built-in personal
history system for each hero character rooted in a variety of possible origin
6 possible hero Origin Stories.
3 classes and 3 races to play as.
Stunning 3D environments.
Spell combining abilities.
In Dragon Age: Origins the survival of humanity rests in the hands
of those chosen by fate. You are a Grey Warden, one of the last of an ancient
order of guardians who have defended the lands on the continent of Thedas
throughout the centuries. Betrayed by a trusted general in a critical battle,
you must hunt down the traitor and bring him to justice. As you fight your way
towards the final confrontation with an evil nemesis, you will face monstrous
foes and engage in epic quests to unite the disparate peoples of a world at war.
A romance with a seductive shapeshifter may hold the key to victory, or she may
be a dangerous diversion from the heart of your mission. To be a leader, you
must make ruthless decisions and be willing to sacrifice your friends and loved
ones for the greater good.
Dragon Age: Origins is a 3D oriented
RPG based in a dark, heroic, fantasy realm where moral choices have a lasting
impression on the people you meet, the members of your own party and the world
around you. The inclusion of subtitle "Origins" in the game's title refers to
the six unique origin stories available to new heroes as a new game begins. Each
of these has an impact on the player's motivations and his or her experience,
and renders a unique prelude, path, and possible ending(s) to the game. There
are many different endings to the game based on the origin story of the
character and the choices you make as you play through the game. The game
features three character classes--warrior, mage, and rogue--and three races of
being--Human, Elf or Dwarf--that can assume these classes. Although most game
elements, such as weapons, magic, etc., are available to any character, each
class and race has different strengths, abilities and affinities which lend
themselves to better utilizing different elements.
Dragon Age: Origins is a
single player game based on party-based gameplay and combat where the player can
join, control and quest with up to three non-player characters (NPC). Players
can also quest alone if they so choose, but with the chance of survival are
slim. Convincing NPCs to join you, and treating them well may be necessary
depending on the varying sentiments between the player and the NPC, or between
the NPC's in the party based on the chosen history written into the origin story
accepted at the beginning of the game. This uncertainty allows for a variety of
possible dynamics within the party ranging from open hostility, all the way to
romance. The game progresses in real-time via a pause-and-play tactical combat
system that allows the player to check inventory levels, equip a character, etc.
in a slight vacuum. Additional features found in the game include: a combination
of a standard loot system and a currency system based on gold silver and copper;
advanced character customization functionality; the use of poison, traps and
herbalism; dual-wielding skills; and "spell combos," which allow players to
chain together different spells to create a unique effects.
BioWare’s deepest universe to date with over 80 hours of gameplay
and more than double the size and scope of Mass Effect.
dozens of environments and fully immerse yourself in a shattered world that is
on the brink of utter annihilation.
An epic story that is completely shaped
and reactive to your play style.
Complex moral dilemmas offering no easy
Tailor your Dragon Age: Origins experience from the very beginning
by choose from six different origin stories.
Decide how to handle complex
issues like murder, genocide, betrayal, and the possession/sacrificing of
children without the security of a good/bad slider to tell you what to do.
Full character customization allowing the player to sculpt a hero in your
own image or fantasy.
Elaborate character creator allows you to create your
own hero unique from anyone else.
Shape your character’s personality and
morality based on the choices you make throughout the game.
bone-crushing, visceral combat engaging in battle against massive and terrifying
Unleash legendary powers and choose from over 100 different
magical spells and skills.
Experience the adrenaline rush of brutal combat,
beheading your foes or casting spells that make enemies explode from within.
Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Miniatures
This is a set of figures my Mom bought for me
in 1980 when I was eight years old. My brother had a picked out a similar set
called Fighting Men. He was cool and made sure to include me in his discovery of
D&D figures avaliable at our local toy store. He knew I liked Wizards and
pointed the Specialists Box out to me. The wizard displayed on the box looked
splendid in his red star spangled robes and pointy hat. I was unable to open the
box before purchase but upon getting the lid off I saw instantly I hadn't gotten
what I wanted. All the same, I enjoyed them for what they were. I still liked
action figures for years after getting these guys but this definitively marked
the end of my playing carefree with toys. I got the idea other kids would make
fun of me for playing with toy figures at my age. Probably because I had so few
kids my age to play with and too many older kids that I didn't get along with.
It was also a difficult time for me since my parents had recently divorced and I
was lost in what was going on with my life. My brother and I played a lot of
D&D in the days ahead but we didn't really know how to incorperate figures
so they just languished in their box during games. At one point, I tried to
paint one of them but it was a bit of a disaster as I had no idea what I was
doing. I used lime green testers model airplane paint on the little gnome guy.
It looked so bad I scrubbed him clean with my Mom's nail polish before it even
dried. I have painted quite a few minis since then that came out pretty well but
I have never gone back to paint these guys. After so many years, I probably
wouldn't recognize them painted.
Polaroid OneStep Closeup Taken with no flash Px
68o Color Shade First Flush Normally when I take Polaroid pictures, I tape the
box the film comes in to the mouth of the camera so the film is shot straight
into the light-safe box. This time, I couldn't find the box so I used the
'covering the film with your hand method'. Didn't work the greatest....I still
love this photo though. And this little boy.
toys in use
A RETIRED CAT BURGLAR SEES FIREWORKS WITH AN
AMERICAN HEIRESS ON THE RIVIERA.
This minor 1955 work by Alfred
Hitchcock, one of the lighter entries of his creative peak in the 1950s, is
still imbued with the master's stock themes of shared guilt and romantic
ambivalence. It is also hardly lacking in Hitchcockian cinematic inventiveness,
such as a famous, often-imitated sequence in which some smooching between stars
Cary Grant and Grace Kelly is intercut with a fireworks show that just happens
to be going on outside in a Riviera setting. Grant plays a reformed cat burglar
who is suspected of reviving his trade, though he knows someone else is using
his old methods. A very enjoyable experience, but don't get this confused with
Hitchcock's other Cary Grant film of that decade, which was a masterpiece: North
by Northwest. --Tom Keogh