From: Loches France (but properly part of England)
Scook_99, you don't me well, yet, and are wrong on your other points.
1) I don't "suck it up" well. I'm a good loser (but don't like to lose, but face it one will win and one will lose (with draws often times both feel like losers), but a better fighter. THEPROS will have to earn their victory. Also, like I earlier said, massive heart attacks do occur.
2) Belphegor might have some empathy as the Russian hoards advance (SmokinDave has warned me), but Sillyflower would treat me as Screwtape did to Wormwood in the latter's demise (which wasn't nice.) Sillyflower, some English gents were awfully good with the pen.
3) Mentally defeated already ??? Seriously (first) I win by learning about WITE with each move (like Belphegor's cheesey use of the Paratroppers :) :) :) ) by playing against some very, very good Soviets. However I have emotionally resigned (a euphemism for being mentally defeated) myself to suffering in a world with a wonderful, but alpha female wife, five ODD daughters ( one a 5'5" West point graduate who I can only spend 5 minutes around with her bossy persona) , and a gaggle of 15 female employees who always (stress always) feel like they are under paid.
Now about the Bangles. Scook_99, I dare you to closely listen to them for 30 minutes (1984 album "All Over the Place" is truly unique). After that watch a U-Tube recording of their 1986 concert in Pittsburg (55 minutes). They are talented instrumentalist and singers (a rarity) have harmonious pop songs very similar to (now I'm being serious Sillyflower) the early Beatles (I'm serious) and, (not to downplay) all very stunning women. Sussana Hoffs may be one of the most beautiful female singers of all-time.
1 I don't know about Sean, but there's no history of heart disease on either side of my family. Quite a bit of cancer so at just under 1 turn pw that's your better bet even though I have never smoked (anything).
2 CS Lewis was too religious for me, so I never read the Screwtape Letters. You are more Baldrick to my Blackadder.
3 I always thought America was a bit of a matriarchy. I was brought up in an almost all-female household with 3 sisters ( youngest being 12 years older than me), a nanny, a cook and 2 cleaning ladies. I learnt to fight rather than to surrender. Survival was probably due to learning quickly from my father how to block out voices over a certain pitch. Probably not one for you to try at home though........
You are a bit old for the Bangles. I was and I'm younger than you. Prefer the Shangri Las myself. Still, as you seem to be using the name of your favourite album as your leitmotif for this game, it is not for me to discourage you .
Post: I am always fearful that when I put this game down on the table and people see the box-art they will think I am some kind of neo-Nazi
Reply: They already know you're a gamer. What other shame can possibly compare?