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habibko 07-29-2009 11:29 AM

o*Nothing is Enough for the Warrior to Whom Enough is too Little /the Castle vol.10
 
Welcome to the Castle!




Volume 1
Volume 2
Volume 3
Volume 4
Volume 5
Volume 6
Volume 7
Volume 8
Volume 9


Our Mission Statement:
"To be the most dedicated, loyal and fearsome warriors in battle. And to support our fellow warriors with encouragement, companionship and compassion in the face of all adversity. Our primary mission is to ensure peace, tranquility and harmony for all residents of the Castle."



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The Way of the Warrior at the Castle and Beyond

"the Castle's Bushido"




1. Sacred Combat and Respect: In Aikido and other Eastern martial arts, you always bow to your opponent, as a way of expressing what your soul would like to declare: “I honor and respect you as a worthy opponent, and value the opportunity to learn and grow through this combat with you.” Honor and respect your fellow warriors but honor and respect your opponents even more for the opportunity to learn and grow.

2. Uncompromising Integrity: A warrior’s character and his/her honor are steadfast. And his/her word is bond.

3. Serve: A true warrior serves with honor on and off the battlefield.

4. Excellence: Excel as warriors through discipline and relentless will.

5. Preparation: Constantly train for battle and fight to win. Failure is never an option for the warrior. Be ready to lead at a moment’s notice.

6. Reality: A warrior is always grounded in reality. A superficial warrior cannot see how things happen, even though the evidence is everywhere. But a warrior who is centered, conscious, and grounded in reality always has the deeper understanding. The ferocious dog bites the excited warrior. The conscious and centered warrior walks by unharmed. Being centered means having the ability to recover one’s balance. A centered warrior is simply not subject to passing whims or sudden excitements.

7. Kindness: It is a known fact that the greatest martial arts are also the gentlest. They allow an adversary to fall down gently. A great warrior also does not rush into every battle. A great warrior offers his adversaries the opportunity to make crucial self-defeating errors.

8. Live in the present: A warrior has reconciled the past, prepares for the future, but remains firmly entrenched in the present moment. A warrior does not see present experiences in the light of past experiences. Seeing the present through the eyes of the past is a way of remaining in the world of illusion. This is akin to viewing a sunset. Each one is different from the ones before it. Comparing the one being viewed now with past sunsets may detract from a warrior’s ability to fully experience it.

9. Reflection: A warrior has to be able to analyze him/herself objectively and to think in a rational manner when engaging in a discussion and be willing to admit his/her own mistakes.

10. Awakening: chillax with your fellow warriors at the Castle. trying to be too flashy suggests instability. Rushing to judgement gets you nowhere fast. Promoting yourself reveals your insecurity. A wise warrior knows that trying to appear brilliant is certainly not enlightened. In his book, Shambala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Chogyam Trungpa defines warrior as "one who is brave". Bravery, among many things, also involves a willingness to let your defenses be exposed so we can open more fully to life. In Trungpa`s words, discovering fearlessness comes from working with the softness of the heart. So in that spirit, resolve to chillax, learn, and grow stronger from your interactions with your fellow warriors at the castle.

11. Alliance of the Warriors: Consider yourself, each of you, as a warrior with only one wing. And you can only fly if you embrace each other. This is consistent with what the great warrior king, king Leonidas, also believed. He said that in the final analysis, we are only as good as the warrior next to us.

When two warriors move in the same direction, they forge a much deeper bond, based on encouraging each other to honor the sacred presence and basic goodness within them. This often proves to be an unbeatable combination in any battle. Then and only then can these warriors really appreciate their connection for what it is---an alliance of warriors. The castle is an alliance of warriors.


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A Warrior Is Born

Outside the walls of safety’s reach
A veil of black prevents to see
Alone and Heart Pounding
Thoughts racing and surrounding

Spears can come and pierce your flesh
Rain will pour and drain your will
However a chance remains still
So you knock on the door
And so it opens some more

Inside the stone
Much harder than bone
With friends, not alone
A warrior’s been born



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Prediction Warriors Contest (PWC) - Rules & Info


- please submit your prediction of the winner of each match in the daily OOP once it's posted in this thread AND PM me with your prediction list as well, submissions are not accepted once the first match of the day has started.

- you are allowed to edit your post as long as the first match hasn't started yet.

- your participation will be nullified if your post has been edited after the start of the first match for any reason (even typo).

- post the full score of the matches chosen under the "tie-break matches" tag, these scores decide the winner in case two contestants were tied.

- the score is decided in the following manner (according to order of priority) :

* tie-break matches winners > sets won/lost > percentage of games won/lost > order of sets won/lost *

- if two or more contestants were still tied after the tie-break matches, the prize is divided between them and all are declared winners.

- everyone is welcome to participate and not just regular posters in the Castle.

- results are announced and vcash is given as soon as possible (usually on a daily basis).

- the judges of this contest are Clay Death and habibko.

good luck and have fun!



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Prediction Warriors Contest (PWC) - Race


Code:

Ranking      Warrior         # of wins

1)            icedevil0289      14

2)            habibko          10

3)            *Ljubica*        9
              Clay Death        9

4)            JolánGagó        7
              miura            7

5)            Babolat - Dan    5
              Betty            5
              Sapeod            5

6)            LinkMage          4
              Stupid Dream      4

7)            Arend            2
              Corey Feldman    2
              Harmless          2
              HeretiC          2
              jonathancrane    2
              MacTheKnife      2

8)            Saxoner          1
              wacked82          1


note: only the top 8 warriors in the race will be allowed to participate in the World Tour Finals (WTF) PWC at the end of the season, if more than 8 people qualified (ex. 2 1st place, 4 2nd place, 4 3rd place) , I'll hold a special PWC to determine the ones who qualify for PWC WTF around the end of the season.

do your best and climb up the rankings on your way to glory!



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Castle Contests Relief Fund (CCRF)


as members of the Castle know, we hold vcash prediction contests named Prediction Warriors Contest (PWC) for the big tournaments on a daily basis, and we give vcash awards to the winner(s) everyday, to allow the competitions to run smoothly we now announce that the Castle accepts donations for the cause, feel free to donate to me "habibko" and your name will be added in the donators list "Hall of Fame" in this post, thanks in advance, we appreciate your help :)


current total vcash in CCRF: 382,485.92 vcash

Last Donation:
MrsFedex - 10,000 vcash

Hall of Fame:
in order of the amount of donations given


bad gambler

*Ljubica*

icedevil0289

JolánGagó

Sapeod

Clay Death

MrsFedex

..::Manon::...

FedFan_2007

gio

habibko

jonathancrane

TMJordan

infinityfed

Stupid Dream

MacTheKnife

mimi

miura

Cloudygirl

Arend

zeleni

HeretiC

biological


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in the Castle:

Action Jackson (GWH/PMK/George): MTF Godfather and the one with the most posts, fan of Gaudio, Horna and clay court tennis.
Arend: master of catch-phrases, funny as hell, Nole fan.
arm: Raquel from Portugal, huge Nole fangirl.
bad gambler: hugely generous donator, Fed fan(?)
Babolat - Dan: Dan from UK.
Betty: Betty from near Milan, Italy, all for Muzza (and her general Joh)
~*BGT*~: lover of Roddick and many Frenchies.
biological: Sophie from the UK, fan of Federer and Tipsarevic among others.
cath777: Catherine from Canada, fan of Roger among other players.
Certinfy: Jase from the UK, fan of Murray and Del Potro among others.
Clay Death: The Destroyer from Mississippi, Lord of the Castle, big fan of Clay Court tennis and Nadal the Clay Monster.
Cloudygirl:Tori from the UK, big fan of Gasquet and Rafa.
cobalt60: Doctor Sue.
Commander Data: Tom from Switzerland, Federer fan.
Corey Feldman (AKA Escude): Mikey from Scotland, big Fed and Muzza fan, future General in progress.
EnriqueIG8: Javier, Federer fan.
FedFan_2007: Alex from the US, long time fan of Federer and later on Nadal, big movies and anime tard.
finishingmove: Arsen the ever Noletard.
gio: Maja from the USA(?), Nole fan among others (including Rafa and Roger).
Groove Dude (formerly known as Blaze-2006): Jonathan from Spain, fan of Rafa among other players.
habibko: Habib from Jeddah, SA, big fan of Roger.
Harmless: Maya from Croatia, mistress of slash fandom, Federer and Muller rock her world.
Har-Tru: José from Spain, avid fan of Wawrinka and tennis of the good ol' days.
HeretiC: MTF official tennis match analyzer, Nalby fan.
icedevil0289: Usha, Federer fan.
infinityfed: Nadine from London, UK, in love with Federer and Roger's Beloved One.
Jewels: Lindy from the UK, fan of Rafa.
JolánGagó: Alex from Spain, big fan of Rafa.
jonathancrane: Jonathan(?) no more description until he starts coming more often lol
leng jai: Adrian from Melbourne, Australia, biggest Haasitard in the history of the universe and admirer of backhand slices and volleys.
LinkMage: Gonzalo from Argentina, in love with Fed and vcash.
*Ljubica*: Rose from London, the biggest Nole fangirl in MTF, and very proud of it too!
lurker: Vicki, fan of Nadal, Djokovic and Hewitt, also likes Ferrer, retired favs are Rafter and Kuerten.
MacTheKnife: Glen from the USA, avid McEnroe fan who still enjoys watching tennis.
marina36: Marina from France, our resident Gasquetaire.
mimi: Mimi(?) from Hong Kong, China, Rafa fan.
miura: Martin from Trondheim, Norway, Roger fan.
MrsFedex: Nat from Spain, proud Fedal supporter and leader of the THERE'S NO GOAT campaign.
Nathaliia: Nathalia from Wroclaw(?), Poland.
Pfloyd: Manuel from the US - Florida.
Sapeod: Daniel from Gress, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, fan of Muzza, Federer and Montanes among others.
Saxoner: Matt from Canada, Roger fan, in his own words: "The Newbie that knows nothing, yet", don't worry Matt you'll get the hang of this place really fast ;)
Stupid Dream: Karin from Utrecht, Netherlands, in love with Fedal.
tangerine_dream: Tangy the big Roddick fan.
wacked82: David from (?)
zeleni: Nole fan.

habibko 07-29-2009 11:29 AM

Re: o*Nothing Is Enough for the Warrior to Whom Enough is too Little /the Castle vo
 
A true warrior is someone who strives to be the best they can be at all things (living life to its fullest) and not necessarily as someone who has prowess in the physical/martial arts of battle, but also in the arts of the psychological, mental and spiritual so that one may have the discipline to change our own behaviour to that of living honourable and in a sacred manner.

A person who lives with honour is noble.

A warrior is someone who lives to a strict code of honour AND lives life to the fullest in full awareness and without fear of the unpredictable nature of life and of the constant presence of death.

Death is not to be seen as something to be feared but only another part of the journey and therefore as with all things it is to be faced with honour.

in the Castle we draw inspiration from the great King Leonidas who has achieved immortality by his true warrior spirit that he showed for his country and his people.




one of his inspiring quotes for all ages:

"In the end, a warrior's true strength is the warrior next to him. So give respect and honor to him, and it will be returned to you. First, you fight with your head."


here is a list of our great Castle's Warriors:


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Clay Death
the Destroyer

Lead Warrior, All Infantry Units

Residence:




General habibko
the Supreme Commander of the armies of the North.

Residence:




General jonathancrane
the Supreme Commander of the armies of the South.

Residence:




General JolnGag
the Supreme Commander of the armies of the West.

Residence:




General miura
the Supreme Commander of the armies of the East.

Residence:




General Sapeod
the Supreme Air Force Commander of the Southern Skies.

Residence:




General infinityfed
the Supreme Air Force Commander of the Northern Skies.

Residence:




General Stupid Dream
the Supreme Air Force Commander of the Western Skies.

Residence:




General *Ljubica*
the Supreme Air Force Commander of the Eastern Skies.

Residence:




General MacTheKnife
Supreme Commander of the Marine Forces, Northern Front

Residence:




General Har-Tru
Supreme Commander of the Special Forces, Southern Front

Residence:




General Pfloyd
Supreme Commander of the Special Forces, Northern Front

Residence:




General icedevil0289
Supreme Commander of the Special Forces, Eastern Front

Residence:




General MrsFedex
Supreme Commander of the Special Forces, Western Front

Residence:




Admiral Betty
Commander of Naval Forces, Southern front

Residence:




Advisor Harmless
Freelancer and Consultant of General habibko of the North

Residence:




Admiral FedFan_2007
Commander of Naval Forces, Western front

Residence:




Admiral Cloudygirl
Commander of Naval Forces, Northern front

Residence:



habibko 07-29-2009 11:31 AM

Re: o*Nothing Is Enough for the Warrior to Whom Enough is too Little /the Castle vo
 
Vice Admiral Certinfy

Top Military Stategist of General JolnGag of the West

Residence:




Vice Admiral Start da Game
Top Military Strategist of General miura of the East

Residence:





our official motto:

"Mercilessly we plow the dust of stars, blown about us by the swift desert wind as we drink the universe in a glass of rain. And we, the ultimate masters of the battlefield, take anything that we rest our eyes on."


memo to opposition: no retreat and no surrender, only pray for death.

habibko 07-29-2009 11:31 AM

Re: o*Nothing Is Enough for the Warrior to Whom Enough is too Little /the Castle vo
 
our Castle vol.9 is fast approaching 5,000 posts, please post here once that one is closed by the mods.

thanks!

congratulations guys! it's volume 10!!!!!

Certinfy 07-29-2009 11:42 AM

Re: o*Nothing Is Enough for the Warrior to Whom Enough is too Little /the Castle vo
 
First!

And again, great title :D

Dini 07-29-2009 11:44 AM

Re: o*Nothing Is Enough for the Warrior to Whom Enough is too Little /the Castle vo
 
Manu :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

You're amaze. :inlove:

Pfloyd 07-29-2009 11:50 AM

Re: o*Nothing Is Enough for the Warrior to Whom Enough is too Little /the Castle vo
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by infinityfed (Post 8895057)
Manu :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

You're amaze. :inlove:

This was not mine :p

All CD, nice title dude :yeah:

The others I have in reserve.

But I won't reject a :smooch:

Thanks anyway :D

Dini 07-29-2009 11:52 AM

Re: o*Nothing Is Enough for the Warrior to Whom Enough is too Little /the Castle vo
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pfloyd (Post 8895085)
This was not mine :p

All CD, nice title dude :yeah:

The others I have in reserve.

But I won't reject a :smooch:

Thanks anyway :D

Wow didn't think CD would do it as he was against changing titles. :p But I love it. :worship:

Why aren't you allowed to show them? :(

jonathancrane 07-29-2009 11:52 AM

Re: o*Nothing Is Enough for the Warrior to Whom Enough is too Little /the Castle vo
 
:yippee:

habibko 07-29-2009 11:58 AM

Re: o*Nothing Is Enough for the Warrior to Whom Enough is too Little /the Castle vo
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Certinfy (Post 8895053)
First!

And again, great title :D

congrats you posted first! :cool:

Quote:

Originally Posted by infinityfed (Post 8895094)
Wow didn't think CD would do it as he was against changing titles. :p But I love it. :worship:

Why aren't you allowed to show them? :(

I don't allow it :devil:

CD didn't exactly suggest the title, I stole borrowed it from one of his posts, I'm sure he won't mind ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by jonathancrane (Post 8895096)
:yippee:

like the title Jon? :dance: CD and his quotes :worship:

Pfloyd 07-29-2009 11:59 AM

Re: o*Nothing Is Enough for the Warrior to Whom Enough is too Little /the Castle vo
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by infinityfed (Post 8895094)
Wow didn't think CD would do it as he was against changing titles. :p But I love it. :worship:

Why aren't you allowed to show them? :(

Element of surprise. I guess.

I just follow the orders of the top two. But that does not mean I do no have a rebellious side. :p

Always shoe some dissent. :rocker:

Clay Death 07-29-2009 01:50 PM

Re: o*Nothing Is Enough for the Warrior to Whom Enough is too Little /the Castle vo
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by habibko (Post 8895116)
congrats you posted first! :cool:



I don't allow it :devil:

CD didn't exactly suggest the title, I stole borrowed it from one of his posts, I'm sure he won't mind ;)



like the title Jon? :dance: CD and his quotes :worship:

i am not sure if i can take any credit for it. i was not thinking of this in terms of a possible title name.

the fact of the matter is that i cant compete with the creative abilities of our generals. they are the best of the best. only thing i insist on is having the word "warrior" in all our castle title threads and they do the rest.

so the credit for this probably goes to general habibko and general manuel.

i am all fired up warriors. we have to be something right here. 10 volumes spell out the castle`s "rockability".

i see general crane is fred up as well.

way to go warriors. long live the warriors of the castle.

LinkMage 07-29-2009 11:36 PM

Re: •°o*Nothing is Enough for the Warrior to Whom Enough is too Little /the Castle vo
 
Many thanks for the gift, Habib. :)

habibko 07-30-2009 01:03 AM

Re: o*Nothing is Enough for the Warrior to Whom Enough is too Little /the Castle vo
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LinkMage (Post 8897664)
Many thanks for the gift, Habib. :)

don't mention it man, hope you had a great day :aparty: :D

be around for PWC Montreal btw ;) we will start from R2.

Clay Death 07-30-2009 04:08 AM

Re: o*Nothing is Enough for the Warrior to Whom Enough is too Little /the Castle vo
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by habibko (Post 8898054)
don't mention it man, hope you had a great day :aparty: :D

be around for PWC Montreal btw ;) we will start from R2.

PWC showdown at Montreal. be there warriors of the world. you do not want to miss it.

this vol. 10 is looking mighty fine general habibko.

tonight i drink to our new vol. 10 and to the warriors of the castle. long live the warriors of the castle.

cheers.


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