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Krays wrote:
"Of course, Master. Neither would I. I will be as discreet as possible."

"GOOD. WHEN THE EXCREMENT HITS THE RAPIDLY SPINNING BLADES, IT IS NEVER A GOOD IDEA TO LET ON THAT YOU HAVE BEEN KNOWN FROM TIME TO TIME TO WORK AS A MANURE SALESPERSON."

And with that, Death returned to....whatever it was he did when he wasn't at work.


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Shackled City session was canceled. :(
For very good reason. A player had a family medical emergency. Hopefully everything turns out okay and of course we understand that family comes first.


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captain yesterday wrote:
It's been 4 weeks, but this weekend it's back to Numeria for a good long session, we're at 2nd level, should be a fun time :-)

Good luck and have fun. :)

It can be tough to get back into things after a long break.
This weekend we will be heading to [redacted] as our brave (and more than slightly traumatized) heroes continue attempting to save a generally ungrateful Cauldron in Shackled City. :)


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Limeylongears wrote:

Am trying to make gluten free cookies for PFPL. They've been in the fridge for an hour and a half and are still not firm enough to slice. Something has gone wrong, but what?

This is the first time I've tried to bake since making recreational confectionery at college, so some sort of cock-up was inevitable. Still, never mind. If it doesn't work we'll just eat the dough raw LIKE BEASTS.

Gluten free baked goods are a pain. That said, they will never ever get the same consistency as normal wheat based stuff. Even if you've been fortunate enough to get a tasty version. It's basically like having to relearn baking all over again. It takes five different flours just to make a pie crust that doesn't taste like sawdust and sadness for example. Anyhow, good luck. :)


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Krays wrote:
"Master...we need to talk..."

"I SUPPOSE THIS MEANS THAT SHENANIGANS ARE AFOOT. TO BE FAIR. THAT IS USUALLY MY FIRST ASSUMPTION. WHATEVER SHENANIGANS ACTUALLY ARE, THEY SEEM TO BE QUITE WELL TRAVELED."


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NobodysHome wrote:
lynora wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

We're three days in to summer break, and the kids are making sure it's going to be a LOOOOOOOOONG summer.

Impus Major was sick on Monday. Impus Minor was mildly sick yesterday, and today is absolutely miserable. Of COURSE they're handing every cold they get off to me, while NobodysWife is off in L.A. at E3.

On the bright side, for an OCD like me life is better when you're so busy that every minute is a, "What needs to get done next?" moment. Whee?

My sympathies. Kidlet got the sniffles during the last week of school and we ended up taking him to the doctor the day after his last day. Turns out the sniffles was actually a sinus infection. So he has spent his summer vacation thus far playing video games to distract himself from how miserable he feels. He's dong a bit better and he's been on the antibiotics long enough now to not be contagious, so I'm planning to take him to the movies this afternoon....gotta get him off of the couch at least for a little bit. :)

I was ecstatic on Monday when Impus Major declared, "I am NOT going to sit around in the house all summer! I'm going OUTSIDE!!!!"

He got dressed, insisted that I acknowledge his state of dressitude, went to the park for a couple of hours... and came home sick.

Hasn't changed out of his "standard" summer wear (tighty whities and a pink fluffy bathrobe) since...

EDIT: Oh, geez. Now I *know* that I need to post his "standard summer wear" and Halloween costume. (A rainbow sparkly My Little Pony dress, rainbow tights, and a dead horse head. Life is good when you're a 14-year-old boy the size of many 7-year-old girls...)

Okay, that's an awesome costume. :)

The kidlet could never pull that off though. He's almost twelve and only half an inch shorter than me (I'm 5'2") and very solid build. He's not overweight, but no one will ever call him skinny. Strong,yes, skinny, no. He's been glared at by parents who think he's too old for the playground equipment since he was nine. *shrug* Not much I can do about that.

His standard summer wear is sadly similar though. Too small flannel pajama pants and an old sweater of mine that he 'borrowed' and never returned....I liked that sweater too darn it.


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Celestial Healer wrote:
Went to the doctor yesterday. He is referring me to a hand specialist to assess why I have so little range of motion 2 months after my injury. Wheeee!

Good luck. Hopefully they will be able to help and your hand will be back to normal soon.


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NobodysHome wrote:

We're three days in to summer break, and the kids are making sure it's going to be a LOOOOOOOOONG summer.

Impus Major was sick on Monday. Impus Minor was mildly sick yesterday, and today is absolutely miserable. Of COURSE they're handing every cold they get off to me, while NobodysWife is off in L.A. at E3.

On the bright side, for an OCD like me life is better when you're so busy that every minute is a, "What needs to get done next?" moment. Whee?

My sympathies. Kidlet got the sniffles during the last week of school and we ended up taking him to the doctor the day after his last day. Turns out the sniffles was actually a sinus infection. So he has spent his summer vacation thus far playing video games to distract himself from how miserable he feels. He's dong a bit better and he's been on the antibiotics long enough now to not be contagious, so I'm planning to take him to the movies this afternoon....gotta get him off of the couch at least for a little bit. :)


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Rawr! wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
I always forget how awesome Mass Effect 3's Omega DLC is until I play through it. Doubly fun if you're playing a biotic-- more explosions than a Michael Bay movie.
Hopefully, more coherent too.

Depends. Kidlet was playing that DLC yesterday and....it really did look like a Michael Bay movie....his play style is... Well, he's eleven, so, yeah......


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captain yesterday wrote:
At the Zoo, first Monday of Summer, it's rainy so no one is here, of course having lived in Seattle a bit of rain if anything only enhances the experience :-)

Rainy days at the zoo are the best. :)


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Odraude wrote:
So Looking to wait for Florida to make the gay marriage legality more stable, then probably pooping the question to my girlfriend. Should be awesome

Ummm....autocorrect strikes again? :P

More seriously, good luck and I hope you guys are very happy. :)


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Be a responsible adult and keep working on my chores or play Mass Effect? Pfft. Like there was ever any doubt... :P


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I'm sitting on my balcony while typing this and watching a dog try to climb a tree because squirrel! :)


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Yuugasa wrote:
lynora wrote:
Yuugasa wrote:

Thinking of dyeing my hair blonde.

My wife is changing her style right now, but I like her old style, so I'm going to take it=)

Blonde is fun, but take care when bleaching. It's best for your hair health to take off the color a little at a time. Took me the better part of a year to go from black to platinum, but still having hair at the end of it makes it worth taking the extra time. :)

(For the record my natural hair color is a dark honey blonde/ light auburn depending on the time of year. I had dyed it black. I've dyed it a lot of colors over the years.)

Dyeing hair was basically my wife's job for years, I am luckily in good hands. ^_^

Honey blonde? That's awesome!

Lol. I never thought so as a kid. It was a confusing color. I could never figure out if it was blonde or brown...or occasionally kinda red....when of course the answer was all of the above. I have never fit into categories well. :P


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Freehold DM wrote:
lynora wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
lynora wrote:
Yuugasa wrote:

Thinking of dyeing my hair blonde.

My wife is changing her style right now, but I like her old style, so I'm going to take it=)

Blonde is fun, but take care when bleaching. It's best for your hair health to take off the color a little at a time. Took me the better part of a year to go from black to platinum, but still having hair at the end of it makes it worth taking the extra time. :)

(For the record my natural hair color is a dark honey blonde/ light auburn depending on the time of year. I had dyed it black. I've dyed it a lot of colors over the years.)

Everyone describes me as having "Asian hair". It's thick as tree trunks. It's straight. It's dark brown enough to be called black. Attempts to dye it result in said dye fleeing whimpering into the hills.

As a teen, I finally gave up and just started shaving the darned stuff off. A couple of years ago, my wife finally gave up on me and found me an Asian stylist whose hair is just as thick and black and straight and unmanageable as mine. (Well, not *quite* as thick. If I grow a pony tail, you can hang a horse from it...)

And now I loves me some Tuan...

Heh. I have the opposite sort of. My hair is super fine, but there's masses of it and it curls. Not enough to be cute.

I doubt that very much.

sets black manliness to "Bruno Mars"

Oh that just not playing fair. :)


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NobodysHome wrote:
lynora wrote:
Yuugasa wrote:

Thinking of dyeing my hair blonde.

My wife is changing her style right now, but I like her old style, so I'm going to take it=)

Blonde is fun, but take care when bleaching. It's best for your hair health to take off the color a little at a time. Took me the better part of a year to go from black to platinum, but still having hair at the end of it makes it worth taking the extra time. :)

(For the record my natural hair color is a dark honey blonde/ light auburn depending on the time of year. I had dyed it black. I've dyed it a lot of colors over the years.)

Everyone describes me as having "Asian hair". It's thick as tree trunks. It's straight. It's dark brown enough to be called black. Attempts to dye it result in said dye fleeing whimpering into the hills.

As a teen, I finally gave up and just started shaving the darned stuff off. A couple of years ago, my wife finally gave up on me and found me an Asian stylist whose hair is just as thick and black and straight and unmanageable as mine. (Well, not *quite* as thick. If I grow a pony tail, you can hang a horse from it...)

And now I loves me some Tuan...

Heh. I have the opposite sort of. My hair is super fine, but there's masses of it and it curls. Not enough to be cute. Just enough to be unmanageable. Finding a stylist who can deal with it without tears is challenging. All the dye has calmed it some. It still throws bobby pins when I wear it up, but at a slower velocity. You no longer hear the ping as a pin hits the wall at speed...:)


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Yuugasa wrote:

Thinking of dyeing my hair blonde.

My wife is changing her style right now, but I like her old style, so I'm going to take it=)

Blonde is fun, but take care when bleaching. It's best for your hair health to take off the color a little at a time. Took me the better part of a year to go from black to platinum, but still having hair at the end of it makes it worth taking the extra time. :)

(For the record my natural hair color is a dark honey blonde/ light auburn depending on the time of year. I had dyed it black. I've dyed it a lot of colors over the years.)


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Freehold DM wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Get a room, you two.
it would be good if drejk could come to the gym with me. Even better if lynora could, as it is her day. Even betterest if the entire FAWtL Health Goddess Trinity could come. Preferably as one gigantic Steven Universe-esque amalgamated being.

Yeah, I tried the gym thing. Didn't care for it. Three mile hike over hilly terrain? Yes, please. Tai Chi in the park? Totally there. Yoga anywhere flat enough to set my mat? Awesome. Kayaking? Well...honestly, not really my thing, but I need to work on my arm strength, so sure. Swimming....yeah, I live in Michigan. We don't even try to swim before June unless it's an indoor pool. Which I'm not fond of. In fact, the overarching theme here is that I prefer outdoor exercise. The gym is somewhere I go in the winter because asthma and super cold temps are not a great combo for me. As soon as it thaws a bit, I'm out of there until the next December.

Edit: the only exercise I willingly do indoors is taekwondo lessons, and that kinda has to be done in a dojo. Which always smells like sweat socks. Blech.


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Celestial Healer wrote:

Also, today is John's birthday, and I still need a gift.

I mean, last year was a surprise party and an iPad, so clearly I have some goodwill saved up if this year falls short, but I need to give something...

Books? Or a gift card for purchasing ebooks? I mean, can you ever really go wrong with books? :)


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Orthos wrote:

So ran a NWN event last night ripping heavily from What Lies In Dust.

The haunts? The shadow hounds? The skeletal dragons (in place of the triceratops)? The vampires? The laser-beam firing artifact? Even the floating insane skull that the PCs thought might be a demilich? None of this freaked out the players as much as the soulbound dolls.

Add to this them appearing and disappearing through hidden passages, moving things around behind the PCs' backs, stealing and rearranging discarded items, and other such nonsense, and they were incredibly unnerved by the end of the event. One guy even said he was expecting it to break into a D&D equivalent of a FNAF game.

Hey, that's just sensible.....they know their genre conventions. Monsters you can fight. A murderous doll? Yeah, thanks, but no, I've seen this movie. :)


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Hey, what you do with the Mako in your spare time is your business....but I don't know who's yard you're in. I live in an apartment building. We have parking lots, not yards. :P


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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Drejk wrote:
David M Mallon wrote:
A few pages later, there was an ad for an "experienced herdsperson."
10th level shepherd?

I would definitely be interested in playing Mass Effect series as DaveShep.

I do need to eventually play the Mass Effect series at some point.

Do eet!

I'm on my second playthrough. Because it's awesome and I couldn't stay away. :)
I still hate the Mako with a passion though.


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Albatoonoe wrote:

Okay, so I have a question. I guess it's sorta directed towards other bisexuals, but if anyone else feels this way, feel free to chime in.

Do you ever feel like you're not "queer enough" to be apart of the great LGBTQIA community? I came into my bisexuality pretty late, and I've still had the strong attraction to women (possibly being heteroromantic), so I've always been hesitant to put myself out there among other queer folk. Hell, I was even hesitant to post in this thread.

Yes, I definitely feel this way. I often find myself self-censoring because of it. And sometimes I get past it and speak up anyways because that's the only way to 1) not be invisible and 2) to not go insane trying to hide who I am. Sometimes it's hard not fitting neatly into one category. But the folks here are really nice and supportive, so that helps.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
Live action anime over at lynora's place.
I look forward to the Lynora workout now- although I did nothing but catch up on my assassination classroom and sailor moon crystal during today's workout.

Sounds like a good use of time.

I <3 Sailor Moon. :)


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Yuugasa wrote:
Finished coloring my wife's hair for her birthday. Though I prefer her natural blonde she wanted to try bright red, she looks good, kinda like an anime character!(though not on lynora's level)

Awesome! Bright red is fun. I did the fire engine red hair many years ago. It was a good look, but a bit too tame for me now. :)


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David M Mallon wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
one McDonald's meal a day
^Pretty much my current food intake, especially now that my fridge has been non-functional for almost three weeks.

Holy hell! If that isn't illegal it should be. :(


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NobodysHome wrote:
lynora wrote:

I disagree that eating healthier is more expensive. It just requires some smart shopping and a lot more cooking from scratch. And a lot less meat. That stuff gets expensive quick. But it can be done without starving. Or feeling like you're starving.

Huh. You know, I did not realize that was something I felt so passionately about. Weird. Anyhow, I was raised on 'health food' so I guess that's part of it.

I loved seeing Gwyneth Paltrow's attempt at the $29/week diet, because it really said everything you needed to know.

There was a picture of what she bought. Brown rice. Leafy greens. Some olive oil. Dried beans.

An incredibly healthy, incredibly sensible diet for someone on a starvation budget.

And her food lasted... 3 days before she was out of money.

Treppa's point is excellent -- it's easy to get sufficient calories per day by getting one McDonald's meal a day. It's nigh impossible to do it if you try to eat fresh vegetables.

(Says the man who spent almost $100 on Saturday for fresh produce for his family for the week...)

EDIT: Linky to what she bought. Not exactly, "I'm a spendthrift" fare... Yeah, the limes and parsley show some cluelessness, but it's mostly, "I'd like to eat healthy for a week," stuff.

Oh, I think we can all agree that Gwyneth Paltrow is a bit clueless about shopping on a tight budget. Good first effort though.

Also of course produce for a whole family is that expensive. The more people you add and all that. :)
The article Treppa linked also gave an example of how someone could spend that amount of money, eat fairly healthy, and still get sufficient calories. That shopping list looked very familiar. Not an exact match but pretty similar to how I shopped when money was super tight. So it kinda proves what I was saying, which is that it is possible. Not fun, but possible. Obviously it's a lot nicer when you have more money and can buy nicer stuff and more variety of fruits and veggies. I've just seen a lot of people eat nutritionally poor food because they didn't know they had better options. sometimes with dire health consequences. And I know it doesn't have to be that way.


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I disagree that eating healthier is more expensive. It just requires some smart shopping and a lot more cooking from scratch. And a lot less meat. That stuff gets expensive quick. But it can be done without starving. Or feeling like you're starving.

Huh. You know, I did not realize that was something I felt so passionately about. Weird. Anyhow, I was raised on 'health food' so I guess that's part of it.


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David M Mallon wrote:
Starting to come to my attention that I need to start getting back in shape and eating better. Problem is, a) I have basically no money, and b) my back is shot and my knees are on their way out. Any suggestions?

I second (third...whatever) the suggestions for tai chi and yoga. You can find a bunch of good lessons on YouTube and while a yoga mat is nice it isn't strictly essential, so you can do either with no equipment.

If you want some recipes and/or suggestions for how to not be malnourished while wishing you had enough money to be on a shoestring budget, I can probably help. Been there, done that. I can at least steer you away from my mistakes. Hint: eating nothing but rice for a month, not the best idea. But it does beat going hungry. (Sometimes I wonder how I actually survived my twenties...)


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Pyry Soleil wrote:
Asha Soleil wrote:
"It's just a fancy word for sex," she said with a shrug. "The nurse said that if I was going to do that, and I don't see any reason why I shouldn't - it's fun; anyways, she said if I was going to do that I should use 'protection' to keep me from having a baby. That's what the bracelet is for. It has magic on it to make sure that doesn't happen. So I'd rather not lose it."

"That makes sense. I just found out I'm a brother, or still was a brother I guess, I don't wanna be an uncle too."

"So what's sex?"

That poor, poor nurse...

"Well, it's a kind of playing...without clothes on... and usually lots of kissing and stuff....and some people think you should only do that kind of thing with someone you really love, but other people think that it's okay with anybody as long as both people agree that it's okay....you know, I don't think I'm explaining this very well. Maybe we should go talk to the nurse. She had charts and diagrams and stuff. It was way easier to understand."

Yep. Crash course in sex ed part two....not how she thought she was going to be spending her day. :P


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Monkeygod wrote:
Anybody heard from FCD lately?

Yep. Talked to him this morning. He's just been busy with other stuff.


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Lissa Guillet wrote:

Oh geez bummer about the eye. =(

Good news is, you can legitimately wear one of these now:
Steampunk Eye Patch

Very sorry about the eye. :(

But that eyepatch is awesome...what's cooler than a pirate? A cyborg pirate!


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I got my hair touched up today. The blue came out much darker. Kind of an iridescent midnight color, a bit like starling feathers. Which is cool.

My husband is more lucid today which isn't doing him any favors since he is still in a lot of pain. And bored out of his mind. He's so frustrated about not being able to read or watch tv. Not that he can pay attention to anything yet. I've played the same podcast for him twice and he didn't even recognize it the second time... Looks like a longer than predicted recovery.


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My husband had eye surgery this morning. It went well and he is in recovery. Meanwhile I am slowly losing what's left of my mind being cooped up in the waiting room. ADHD and sitting and waiting for hours make a bad combo. I've been getting up and changing seats every so often like it was the mad hatters tea party and I keep tapping my feet and stuff, but still.....waiting room is so boring! Ugh. And it could be hours yet. :(


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Well that was an awkward post to be naked for.... Not the kind of persuasion I had in mind! :P


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captain yesterday wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

I was more referring to co-workers:p

Customers aren't so bad as long as you don't listen to them, if someone is rude to me, I just walk away, end of encounter

When I worked at Subway back in the days of dinosaurs and pagers this lady got a sub with pickles, ate almost the whole thing, then demanded her money back because as she said "I ordered pickles not Cucumbers" I didn't give her the money back :-)

See, my problem is that I try to be reasonable with EVERYBODY.

NH: "I'm sorry, ma'am, but I can't give you a refund on a sandwich you've already eaten."
Customer: "But I didn't finish it!"
NH: "Well, you've eaten more than half of it. If you noticed something was wrong, you should have notified us right away."
Customer: "But I was hungry!"
NH: "Then the sandwich served its purpose, Ma'am."
Customer: "But I didn't enjoy it!"
NH: "Enjoying your food isn't part of Subway's corporate policy, Ma'am."
promise me you are calm as can be when you say this.
my wife goes the kill them with kindness route, she's like the Pele of killing them with kindness :-)

It sounds like your wife and I share similar philosophies. I learned it from my mom. My husband gets a kick out of the confused expressions on people's faces as they are trying to figure out what they just agreed to on those rare occasions when I decide that something is worth making a bit of a fuss over. :)


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NobodysHome wrote:
lynora wrote:
Kidlet is playing Portal 2. I find it very amusing to listen to. :)

Might I suggest a second? One of my fondest summers was listening to the kids bicker and argue about how to solve various puzzles...

...wait! No it wasn't!

We may have to gift a copy to his friend that he plays online with. We still have enough store credit left from trading in all the games he doesn't play anymore. Kidlet is an only child so no convenient player two at home. :)

(Usually I'm trying to Get Things Done during his video game time since it one of those rare times when he is not wanting attention....)


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It certainly beats the hell of putting together a scrapbook with all the old photos. Blegh. I hate scrapbooks/photo albums/any variation thereof. But apparently random box of photos is not considered a good storage option. :(
Also pre digital cameras I had a very bad habit of keep all the photos regardless of whether they were worth saving or not. So much sorting to do. >.<


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Kidlet is playing Portal 2. I find it very amusing to listen to. :)


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Keme cursed under his breath as they navigated the last couple of turns. Thankfully the kitchen had hovercarts to use to carry all this food. Unfortunately the carts had terrible steering and he was certain they were designed for the maximum number of collisions with the wall.

"I said left.....other left!" he yelled back to Repp who was helping steer the unwieldy chain of carts from the back.


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Three posts in a row! Craziness.....


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Loving the time travel discussion. So much inspiration. And just when I'm in the middle of a time related arc too. *evil grin*

Now let's see if this post goes through. I've been having internet trouble the last couple of days and I'm really hoping that it's better enough that I can actually post game updates. Unlike last night when I swear my computer laughed at me when I tried to make a post....

Edit: Woo! First try! Presuming I don't lose connection again I should be able to post updates after dinner.


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Yuugasa wrote:
lynora wrote:

Me now.

Me a couple months ago.

The pink hair was fun, but overall I prefer the blue. And it holds up better between touch ups. :)

Oh neat! You are really pretty lynora=)

Thank you. :)

(I've been working on accepting compliments graciously instead of arguing with people when they tell me something nice. But dang those insecurities are persistent. :P)


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Me now.

Me a couple months ago.

The pink hair was fun, but overall I prefer the blue. And it holds up better between touch ups. :)


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My first post was May 2007. It was in a thread about what you wished you could be in real life...I still stand by my answer. :)

In the meantime, back in real life, spring cleaning is kicking my butt. All the dust is making my eyes itch and swell up...but this place is gonna look amazing whenever I actually finish...sometime before summer officially gets here I hope. :)


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I'm sorry Kajehase. :(


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This morning started with the toaster committing suicide. The apartment reeks of burnt plastic. >.<
I know Monday's are usually rough, but this is taking things a bit too far.


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Ardiente wrote:
Raelle del Sol wrote:
She took his hands in hers to keep them from fidgeting. "Hey, whatever it is, you can tell me," she said softly, trying to make eye contact. "We can handle it together. I seem to recall we make a pretty good team," she added with just a hint of a smile.

Ardiente allows the eye contact when she takes his hands. There's a ghost of a smile to match Raelle's at her team comment, Ardiente's heart fluttering slightly despite the tight grip of the mood on said heart. "It's... well. There's some sort of... problem, that Aunt Aananda and Arthur and Melody are working... apparently the universe is going to end if they can't fix it. I kinda thought they were playing a prank at first."

"They're... building something to try to fix it, and I thought... well, you are really good at building things, maybe you could help." Ardiente takes a deep breath and looks away for a moment, still ashen-faced. "There's more too, but we should probably go to the lab."

[blink, blink]

She stared at him for a moment, going pale as the news went from bad to worse. She was worried about what was so bad he wasn't telling her, but more concerned about the impending end of the world.
"Okay, come one," she said, taking his hand and heading towards the lab. "Professor Sunwake does not joke about the end of the world. Occasionally she complains that we have an apocalypse at least once a week, but that's not really a joke. More of an annoyed observation."
"And if saving the world depends on Arthur doing math correctly then we're all doomed."


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Yes, distant relative I don't know, getting in my personal space and telling me tearfully how much I remind you of my dead mother is totally appropriate behavior at my grandfather's funeral and doesn't make me uncomfortable at all. </sarcasm>. :(


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Lol. Oh, no, someone else got caught up in that too? :D
And no fair blaming me for Friendship is Dragons. That was totally in retaliation for the Darths & Droids link....and it worked. I'm still working my way through Friendship is Dragons. :)

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