Phonetically, you could mistake it for ersan?which is the French for ersian? But the manes of Darius and Xerxes would be ashamed if you ever tried to tie them with this?o:p>
This means in fact ?nbsp;Father One Hundred?and this is the little bout of cavorting high school students indulge in 100 days before the baccalaureat, which is the final exam for college, before University here in France. You would have thought that this year, students would have been somewhat tired of the month of demonstrations they have been through after the Education Minister ill advisedly tried to reform said exam ?o:p>
Now, before I proceed, I have to give you a glimpse of how a typical 鋨e Cent?proceeds?Colleges are well aware of it, and take all necessary dispositions to avoid too much trouble, in the guise of very, very stern warnings to would be offenders. Nobody likes to get fired from school for disciplinarian reasons?which leaves the kids?former high schools as opportunity targets. Well, since theye no longer our pupils, we cannot expel them any more can we? And they have, having spent some 4 years here, a very good knowledge of the place and its weak points?o:p>
Ah, I see youe starting to understand?Indeed, P鋨e Cent is, for high schools students and teachers, some kind of siege game, with defenders (mainly janitors, directors and people responsible for keeping order) having to sortie to allow arriving pupils in. Said pupils have of course to run the blockade, and, like the defenders, face the perils of being pelted with flour and rotten eggs. Eventually, of course, and sooner than later, high schools call in the police?but with so few policemen, the siege turns to a game of hide and seek, with sneaky commandos moving suddenly under the walls to bombard the courtyard?This is a day you have to be wise in your pick of a parking place for your car (as if you had much choice in it anyway..) Well, parking the car under the windows of the school was very unwise in this respect?Drifting clouds of flour eventually blanketed my windscreen. Another wise thing to do is to wipe it dry. Do NOT use any water in the process, it usually turns the floor into a sticky mess that will have dried into a crust by the time you leave the danger zone (Ah, well, of course, do not attempt to clean anything from without, unless you do not mind giving the opposition the advantage of surprise). And when I drove home, I had the pleasure to see how some places in Bordeaux would look under the snow?a huge waste, I have to say, all the more for me who have seen how hard it is for Malagasy, for instance, to eke out a living. Very sadly, these spoiled brats are giving as selfish and uncaring an example of our way of life as you could dream up. Not that are much disturbed by it though?o:p>Well, I had a nice surprise this Saturday. It seems a FLGS (Local Gaming Shop, can remember what this F stands for) has opened in Bordeaux. I stumbled on it and made an exploratory move?Much better than I thought. I got some primer for my minis, and more importantly, the attendant knows Battletech, he has even played it, and when I told him of the FanPro site, he was very positive. And the fact I have made it to Camospecs was kind of helpful too?Looks like I might manage to set up a few games in his shop (and yes, I forgot the most important, he has enough room for gaming!). I(m feeling very upbeat, this is a perfect way to start a holiday?and this week end, there will be a CBT game with minis?Il post pics and a resume on the AFFSHC.