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The Outcast Annex


The Outcast Annex

A place for both the outcasts and the recently homeless of the Empire.

 Don't expect a particularly warm welcome, but we won't kick you out.

Location: Rising from the ashes
Members: 50
Latest Activity: Aug 17, 2014

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The Bibliophile's Box

Started by Madame Gris. Last reply by Gordon Harris Mar 26, 2012. 49 Replies

A place to discuss literary works. There is only one rule: No Spoilers Please!

Madame Maddie's Old-Timey Saloon

Started by Madelaine Phillips-Carter. Last reply by Sgt. Ian MacBruiche Dec 19, 2011. 122 Replies

Welcome all to the new pub! Apologies for the haphazard decor, I'm just settling in. Don't mind the rather rough looking gentleman at the bar, I haven't the foggiest where they came from, but they…Continue

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Comment by Prof Extreme..! on August 17, 2014 at 4:49pm

If anyone remembers me here, I'm still alive and it wasn't my fault OK.

If you don't, I'm still alive and the rest is complicated.

Comment by Mr. EZ on March 15, 2014 at 8:09am

My shaving event is tomorrow, 3/16/14 and as of this writing my team, Team Sage, has raised an astounding $3,880. of our $5000 goal. This is almost $1,500 more than the same time period last year, and puts us in a close third place on the Top Teams list.

Sincerest thanks to all those who have donated already, and for those of you who are still planning to donate, here is a little incentive.

This is Abby:


At age 4, Abby was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer called Ph+ acute lymphoblastic leukemia and given a 20% chance at survival.

The age when you should be running outside jumping in muddy puddles, twirling around your kitchen, smiling, laughing, giggling like it's your own secret language, was disrupted for Abby. Age 4 and 5 and 6 for Abby were met with highs and lows, with needles, and chemo, and pills. With hospital stays instead of sleepover pillow fights.

Halfway through her treatment, Abby was given an option to try a new therapy that was being used to fight her specific type of cancer, which had been discovered in part by St. Baldrick's‑funded research. This new treatment option using a drug called Gleevec, drastically improved her survival rate from 20% to an approximate 70%.

"St. Baldrick's truly has given us hope for Abby and hope for all those kids right now sitting, waiting for new treatments to be found or to be applied to their type of cancer. I'm forever thankful for the St. Baldrick's Foundation and the researchers that they've funded for giving Abby the life she has now." - Patty Furco, Abby's mom
This is why I participate in this outwardly silly event each year, in the hope that someday every child with cancer gets the chance that Abby did.
My donation page is:

Comment by Mr. EZ on February 13, 2013 at 7:38pm

It's St Baldrick’s FundraiserTime again!

As some of you know, I participate in one of the many St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraising events held in my hometown every year; this year the event will be on Sunday, March 17th, and will be my fifth year participating.

 For those who don’t know about St Baldrick’s, it's a nationwide charity that holds events where volunteers have their heads shaved to raise money for Children’s Cancer Research. The purpose is to both take donations and to show solidarity with young kids who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments.

As always, once I have raised $1000, I will bleach my hair and dye it green, and I also run a contest at work where teams compete to raise the most money, and the winning team gets to chose what color I spray color my beard on the day of the event.

Last year Orange won:

[NOTE: that picture is not in florescent light, it was taken in front of my computer monitor in the dark.]


Childhood Cancer Facts:

  • Worldwide, more than 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year—that’s nearly the entire population of Jackson, Mississippi. And cancer doesn’t care about borders, race, nationality, age, socio-economic level or religion—it can strike any child at any time.
  • About 60% of all funding for drug development in adult cancers comes from pharmaceutical companies. For kids? Almost none, because childhood cancer drugs are not profitable. This is where St Baldrick’s comes in; we are a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for life-saving childhood cancer research and funds more in childhood cancer grants than any organization except for the U.S. government.
  • Since the Foundation's first grants as an independent charity in 2005, St. Baldrick's has funded more than $101 million to support the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world.



At the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, we do one thing, and we do it well: We fund childhood cancer research.

  • Our mission is to find cures for childhood cancers and to give survivors long and healthy lives.
  • We are the largest private (non-government) funder of childhood cancer research grants.
  • Thanks to a grant review system that impresses the experts, we fund only the very best childhood cancer research.
  • By funding cooperative research through the Children’s Oncology Group, we give kids nationwide access to the very latest in research and clinical trials.

So, Please donate on my Participant Webpage and encourage your friends and family to both give and to pass this on as well, so that we can help to conquer cancer in children.

Comment by Mr. EZ on February 13, 2013 at 7:53am

To work, I mean... off to work.


Comment by Mr. EZ on February 13, 2013 at 7:52am

Welcome back Lady.  Hope you are well also. My ability to visit here from work is cut off, so sadly the Annex is in decline. Feel free to post as you will, and invite your friends in as well. I will visit as time permits.

Speaking of time and work, I'm off now.

Comment by Lady Penelope Fitzwilliam on February 13, 2013 at 7:39am
Hello everyone, I hope you are all well, I apologize I know I have been gone
For quite a while.
Comment by Mr. EZ on January 23, 2013 at 7:08am

You are most welcome Laynee...

By the way, I should point out to all members, new and established, that I am unable to access the Empire from work... something to do with the content filters that were installed with new computer upgrades a while back... so answer times will be very slow on my part.

Please, try not to spray graffiti all over the walls in my absence.

Comment by Mr. EZ on January 23, 2013 at 7:04am

Welcome Hephzibah.

Comment by Laynee Quinn on January 17, 2013 at 9:45pm

Oh geez, thank you for the welcome,  EZ, I missed that at first.

Comment by Laynee Quinn on January 17, 2013 at 9:42pm

Good look, Mr. EZ!

Congratulations on your fundraising!

and, uh, watch out for those zombies!


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