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-{Citizen}- Abdalan: If you give a man a torch, he can see for a day
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: damn mischans...
-{Citizen}- Leshrak: light him on fire, and he can see for the rest of his
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: Yep
-{Citizen}- Seradrini laughs
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: Minor change of the original "Build a man a fire and
            he's warm for a day.... light him on fire and he's warm for the
            rest of his life bit..."
-{Citizen}- Rosuav nods
-{Citizen}- Rosuav: Only, if you light someone on fire, he may well not be
            able to see his hand in front of his face
-{Citizen}- Abdalan nods at Rosuav
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: Fire does nasty things to eyes
-{Citizen}- Rosuav doesn't want to think too much about that... fire is the
            big nightmare of theatre
-{Citizen}- Rosuav: Where I work, there's really only one route out.
            Technically there's the legally-required two, but one is just
            not viable.
-{Citizen}- Rosuav: one of them, I mean
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: I worked pyro for a production once, first time I
            tried the bit it blew a five pound stovetop thirty feet into
            the air, and twenty feet into the audience
-{Citizen}- Seradrini: Sounds like my apartment.
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: Thankfully it was a rehearsal
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: First time it ever worked right was on opening night
-{Citizen}- Rosuav: Yikes
-{Citizen}- Rosuav: I assume you had to put fire ret on everything?
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: Nah, it was a cast iron stove, nothing that would burn
-{Citizen}- Rosuav: Could it have released hot stuff and set other things
-{Citizen}- Seradrini: Why did you go through with it if you could not get
            it to work right?
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: I did get it to work right :)
-{Citizen}- Rosuav: Trust, Sera, trust. Ever worked theatre?
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: Because I knew I would
-{Citizen}- Rosuav nods at Abdalan
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: Besides, I just kept halving the powder until it was
-{Citizen}- Rosuav grins, "Heh heh heh!"
-{Citizen}- Seradrini: No, but...well people sitting in the first 20 rows
            should get a discount.
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: Nah, it only went about two feet on opening night but
            made a nice bang
-{Citizen}- Rosuav: uhh... The first 20 rows?
-{Citizen}- Rosuav: That'd be like the whole auditorium, practically
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: More realistically, small theatre
-{Citizen}- Seradrini: 20 feet, I misread it.
-{Citizen}- Rosuav: Oh! Yeh
-{Citizen}- Rosuav: That's when you just say "Heads up sixty feet
            downstage, stove coming in!"
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: The setup was that a city slicker decided to light his
            woodstove by filling it with gasoline and tossing a match in
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: The idea was the blow the lid off
-{Citizen}- Rosuav laffs out loud!
-{Citizen}- Rosuav: Fun!
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: Apparently that takes a lot less gunpowder than you'd
-{Citizen}- Rosuav grins, "Heh heh heh!"
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: Considering it isn't a sealed chamber
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: It came down to 1/16 of a twelve gauge shotgun shells
-{Citizen}- Rosuav: That's not very much
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: For a potbellied stove of... I dunno what size
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: Yeah it was next to nothing
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: We also had to fire the shotgun on stage twice, first
            time we did it we removed the shot and wadding and fired it, we
            couldn't hear for a half hour aftewards, ended up with just the
-{Citizen}- Rosuav grins
-{Citizen}- Rosuav: In the show I'm doing atm, it calls for an arquebus to
            be fired off stage.
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: THat's a lott've powder
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: Back in the day
-{Citizen}- Rosuav: Different productions have gone for a variety of
            different simulants to avoid the costs of an actual pyro.
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: Shotgun shells are cheap
-{Citizen}- Rosuav: A fist hitting a metal cabinet, fyi, does NOT sound
-{Citizen}- Rosuav: Yeah, but all the safety requirements are fiddly
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: Yeah we probably didn't follow the legal requirements
            to fire a firearm indoors
-{Citizen}- Rosuav: Ah, you can get away with it then
-{Citizen}- Abdalan nods
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: That's pre-matchlock isn't it?
-{Citizen}- Rosuav: Not sure
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: I'm pretty sure it is, that's like a guy sticking a
            torch to a flashpan
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: Have an old horn available?
-{Citizen}- Rosuav: The line is "Hark! What was that sir?" "Why, an
            arquebus, fired from the wharf, unless I much mistake". That's
            all I know.
-{Citizen}- Rosuav: (We like to say that it's an octopus, fired by a
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: An arquebus fired over water...
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: Yeah, I'd stuff a horn with a little powder
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: Strip some wire, real thin like, put that on a switch,
            plug it into an outlet
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: Insert the wire into the powder
-{Citizen}- Rosuav: The story is that someone fired the arquebus at a man
            trying to swim to freedom
-{Citizen}- Rosuav: Shot and killed him... he sank like a stone (or like a
            lump of lead).
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: An arequebus, or any other early firearm isn't going
            to be a singular "BANG!"
-{Citizen}- Abdalan: Theres going to be a fizzle on both ends