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Sparrow hawk

 

Obscurus is the winner.

 

 

Told you so... :P

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What is a sparrow anyway?


Too late to save us but try to understand

The seas were empty -- there was hunger in the land

We let the madmen write the golden rules

We were just Children of the Moon

We're lost in the middle of a hopeless world

Children, Children of the Moon watch the world go by

Children, Children of the Moon are hiding from the Sun and the Sky

 

© The Alan Parsons Project - Children of the Moon

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Wow, they shot a sparrow cause it disrupted their little game of dominoes :rolleyes:

 

If you have dinner with any of those guys from Endemol NV, make sure you kill their dog if it sniffs your shoes...

 

Yep, they're definately assholes for killing it.the reporter sounds kinda proud that they shot it when it was "cowering in a corner". Pretty cruel imo.

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The bird was shot by an exterminator with an air rifle while cowering in a corner.

 

Conjures up a rather hilarious mental image IMO. How on earth does a bird 'cower'? Did it know what was going on? :D

 

Perhaps we should make this mod SparrowHawk: Domino Derby! You try to knock as may as you can down without being spotted by the guards and their sniper rifles. A real test of Doom 3 physics.

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omg...

 

cowering bird - i guess it kinda presses itself into a corner scared and all. It would've been good if it knocked over their whole thing imo.

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Bastards. Could have left the bird alone. Like killing a mockingbird...

 

How big is a sparrow?

 

And what is a sparhawk?


Too late to save us but try to understand

The seas were empty -- there was hunger in the land

We let the madmen write the golden rules

We were just Children of the Moon

We're lost in the middle of a hopeless world

Children, Children of the Moon watch the world go by

Children, Children of the Moon are hiding from the Sun and the Sky

 

© The Alan Parsons Project - Children of the Moon

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Yes it would have been better if it had knocked the whole thing down. What kind of person can find solace in dominoes, yet has no empathy for the life of a cowering sparrow?

 

Had the dead sparrow fallen on more dominoes, which led up to a sniper rifle and trigger it in some hilarious way, knocking the domino person over and causing a huge domino rally of human bodies until the entire congregation were slain, justice would be served.

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omglol mac...

 

@Forsaken: A sparrow is a very small bird about 15cm long from head to tail, depending which type. I don't know wtf a sparhawk is..

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omglol mac...

 

@Forsaken: A sparrow is a very small bird about 15cm long from head to tail, depending which type. I don't know wtf a sparhawk is..

 

 

Well, a google search on the word "sparhawk" revealed some of the following possibilities:

 

http://www.sparhawkschool.com/

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g4...quit_Maine.html

http://www.sff.net/people/bud_sparhawk/

http://www.sparhawk.dk/

http://www.sparhawkmodeloars.com/

 

 

The most pertintent of which I believe is:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparhawk

:)

 

The Ukrainian Sparrow Hawk (Accipiter nisus L.):

 

nisus2.JPG

 

http://proeco.visti.net/naturalist/falconry/sparrow.htm

 

The house sparrow:

 

mcqhouspas.gif

houspa648-1.jpg

 

 

Sorry, I know this has gone waaay off topic.

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Well, that is the regular bird flying everywhere... And if you translate our word of sparrow it will be "Hit the Thief". Quite a coincedence, isn't it..?

 

I suppose sparhawk is the only person who can tell us what his nickname means.

 

The topic is quite offtopic. Does anyone remember why I revived it?


Too late to save us but try to understand

The seas were empty -- there was hunger in the land

We let the madmen write the golden rules

We were just Children of the Moon

We're lost in the middle of a hopeless world

Children, Children of the Moon watch the world go by

Children, Children of the Moon are hiding from the Sun and the Sky

 

© The Alan Parsons Project - Children of the Moon

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So it is a bird, it is a hawk, and looks pretty much as a sparrowhawk. So how do you know David Edding's sparhawk wasn't just a shortened word for sparhawk?


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The seas were empty -- there was hunger in the land

We let the madmen write the golden rules

We were just Children of the Moon

We're lost in the middle of a hopeless world

Children, Children of the Moon watch the world go by

Children, Children of the Moon are hiding from the Sun and the Sky

 

© The Alan Parsons Project - Children of the Moon

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David Eddings was the author of the Novel. As he is the creator of the universe he used that name and by definition he is right. If an author writes a story, than EVERYTHING he says, which relates to his universe that he creates is correct.


Gerhard

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And your avatar seems to be a wolf...

 

What is that novel about?


Too late to save us but try to understand

The seas were empty -- there was hunger in the land

We let the madmen write the golden rules

We were just Children of the Moon

We're lost in the middle of a hopeless world

Children, Children of the Moon watch the world go by

Children, Children of the Moon are hiding from the Sun and the Sky

 

© The Alan Parsons Project - Children of the Moon

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So it is a bird, it is a hawk, and looks pretty much as a sparrowhawk. So how do you know David Edding's sparhawk wasn't just a shortened word for sparhawk?

 

 

The etymology of sparhawk might be quite different to sparrowhawk, though you may be right in thinking it is a contraction. I suspect however that sparhawk is simply the amalgamation of two words "spar", meaning to fight, and "hawk", a small raptorial bird. some species of hawk are known to spar or fight amongst each other over mates etc, so a sparhawk could be a fighting hawk (it is considered a 'sport' in some cultures to get a pair of hawks and make them fight each other).

 

So David Eddings might have chosen the name for a character that is a fighter on the basis of being inspired by a fighting hawk.

 

Just a guess.

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Maybe I'll look it up. :)


Too late to save us but try to understand

The seas were empty -- there was hunger in the land

We let the madmen write the golden rules

We were just Children of the Moon

We're lost in the middle of a hopeless world

Children, Children of the Moon watch the world go by

Children, Children of the Moon are hiding from the Sun and the Sky

 

© The Alan Parsons Project - Children of the Moon

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I just installed Thief Gold on my notebook, and after playing some time I realized, that by standing in an area where my lightgem is completely dark, I'm fully invisible. In fact, I can only be seen if the guard is running somewhere and I'm hiding in front of him. Otherwise, I'm fully hidden, it doesn't even require time to pass. That makes the game more interesting, though, but not realistic... So will TDM have such invisibility in shadows, or it's something buggy from Thief Dark Project?


Too late to save us but try to understand

The seas were empty -- there was hunger in the land

We let the madmen write the golden rules

We were just Children of the Moon

We're lost in the middle of a hopeless world

Children, Children of the Moon watch the world go by

Children, Children of the Moon are hiding from the Sun and the Sky

 

© The Alan Parsons Project - Children of the Moon

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I just installed Thief Gold on my notebook, and after playing some time I realized, that by standing in an area where my lightgem is completely dark, I'm fully invisible. In fact, I can only be seen if the guard is running somewhere and I'm hiding in front of him. Otherwise, I'm fully hidden, it doesn't even require time to pass. That makes the game more interesting, though, but not realistic... So will TDM have such invisibility in shadows, or it's something buggy from Thief Dark Project?

 

It's not really a bug, so much as a gameplay mechanic. The idea behind the gem is not only to show how much shadow you're in but to let you know when you are completely hidden. Garrett was once training to be a 'keeper' and keepers are only seen, when they want to be...so there is a little more to it than shadows.

Guards will see you if they get close enough however and when they do...you better watch out. :)

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Should I give you a screenshot when a guard stands next to me suspecting nothing?


Too late to save us but try to understand

The seas were empty -- there was hunger in the land

We let the madmen write the golden rules

We were just Children of the Moon

We're lost in the middle of a hopeless world

Children, Children of the Moon watch the world go by

Children, Children of the Moon are hiding from the Sun and the Sky

 

© The Alan Parsons Project - Children of the Moon

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You are completely hidden in Thief when your lightgem is completely black. That corresponds to standing in pitch darkness (although for gameplay reasons the actual light might be a bit brighter than pitch black). The guards don't "see" you when they run toward you and they're in your way, they bump into you, that's how they detect you in pitch blackness.

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Well, if he is at full alert and he does not bump into me, he won't see me. I blackjacked half the guards like that when they all started running after the released prisoners :lol:. Difficulty expert, or I'll just kill everybody...


Too late to save us but try to understand

The seas were empty -- there was hunger in the land

We let the madmen write the golden rules

We were just Children of the Moon

We're lost in the middle of a hopeless world

Children, Children of the Moon watch the world go by

Children, Children of the Moon are hiding from the Sun and the Sky

 

© The Alan Parsons Project - Children of the Moon

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