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Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Okay, I know, this title is lame. But I just hope that pointless discussion will resume in here as it once was (thanks Arta by the way [] ). I may have to shut down facebook and get rid of the dozens of millions of angry users, but so what ? It's for the UP, isn't it ? []

Anyway, you'll be pleased (or you won't care) to know that I had a good Easter week-end. I ate lots of chocolate and candies.

Ooh, and for the Firefly fans : I am - slowly but surely - getting a Mal costume ready. I already have the pistol -which is [] - and bought the holster. The boots are the last item that will take some hard searching, and the rest should be fairly easy. I'll let you know how it goes !

Door-whore: Inc'

There are some citizens who are in residence, as it were, and need no invite. These are:

Adulithien: “Kicking major poetic ass with a bunch of hot lesbians” (Foam Gun Operator)
Athene: “I am not flexible enough to eat with my ass. ” (Hostess)
EowynatHeart: "I DO NOT TAKE PROZAC!" (Cocktail Specialist)
Freya: “Hey, shall we start up a gay mafia?” (Queen of Hearts)
Thingol of Doriath: “That was wrong on so many levels.” (Prince of Procrastination)
Wetwang: "Why let the bottom fall out of your world when you can have a curry and let the world fall out of your bottom!" (King of Sexual Innuendos and Grossness)
Snowman of Forochel: "I'M NOT THAT KIND OF SNOWMAN!"(Host)


MEMBERS:

Arien the Maia: "Personaly I am all for body search."
Artaresto: "I love waking up because I can go back to sleep again."
bombadil: “I'm Luther Billis doing the "Honeybun" dance in South Pacific"
Braeden Fireheart: "Boredom is the weirdest drug."
donkey: []
Elanor Gamgee: "Does that count as insanity?"
Elora Starsong : "I know a limmerick about the Whore from Wee Waa"
Glóin the Dark: “BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSS!”
Hamfast Gamgee: "I've just had Corn on the Nob! Edit: I think that should be Corn on the Cob! "
Inc': "I'm ready to put my hand on anyone's crotch"
Kalkin: "Does it count as smoked beer if you used beer in your bong water?"
Lostfiniel: “Has had bad catfish experiences”
Neytari Took-Baggins: "I like Dick."
pi: "It's a cruel, cruel world that frowns on nipple talk. "
Princess Keona: "a sexual chocolate martini, please!"
Snowdog: "You have to admit that all this is great entertainment"
Thorin: “The closer we get to Valentine's Day, the more horny I get.”
Varnafindë: *is grateful for charitable public service* *checks that no l's are missing*


OCCASIONAL, THOUGH WELL-LOVED, VISITORS:

Aikanáro: "I just love Sindarin!"
Amárië: "I think Fëanor must have the biggest schlong in Valinor"
Arisimi: "There are two things a Highlander likes naked, and one of them is malt whiskey."
Belegurth: “Please mark the box where it says ‘My soul belongs to Belegurth’”
Belthronding: "Everyone sucks for a little while."
Celebrían: "Never underestimate the power of a girdle."
Cloudstrife: "Life sucks. And so do Girls."
Durthdil: "I find every woman a wonderful world."
Eledhsúle: "Now all I need is some guests for my bubblebath..."
Éomer: "It's amazing how big a difference just a few extra inches can make!"
Gandalf the White: "Pepsi-vanilla only makes this whole situation worse"
Lugbúrz
Madomir: "call me Madman... I've been called alot worse!!"
Nash Rómerandir: "I actually like the fact that my dogs 'smell other people's area'"
Nimruzir: "If I wanted cold-blooded action, there's always the nearest morgue."
The Swordmaster: "It only takes me two days in a new job before I start abusing the use of the internet."
Telperáca
Thangail


MISSING MEMBERS:

Eluchil: "*suddenly remembers why he is soooo gay*"
Gna: "I finished crocheting a nudibranch last night."
Kjartan Fløgelfrikk: "Beware of the Antlers of Doom!"
Kosomot: “Freud and his sofa will help Spock deal with his penis envy”
Lassë: "Sean, my first my last!"
Lillianna: "Sometimes, having epic breasts can work to your disadvantage."
Mahanaxar the Spoony Bard: "I win"
Miranthridel Bloom: "Oh, dear sweet innuendo!"
Sherl: “Mind you, I'm a paper rat”
Silmahtar: "Yo! Born in Trenton, baby!"
Talan: "I'm going to take the night off and celebrate Jack Sparrow style."
Thubeldhia: "Nobody waits for the Spanish Inquisition!"
Wandering Tuor : "I forgot that U.P. aesthetics are based on the outlook of a 14 year old."


Other than the membership-only rule, there are only two rules:

1. PLEASE DO NOT POKE THE YMIR WITH YOUR FINGER!

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2. NO STRIP POKER ALLOWED WHILE THE THREADMASTER IS AWAY!
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
New UP! Woohoo! []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
quote:
I like it insofar it's nice to see pics of people and interesting linkks, etc, but the overflow of mundane statuses and pics is appalling. So I use it mostly to browse people and do some light level stalking.
Okay, this is weird : I'm replying but the font is different, and I had to expand the little window in which you write you message because it was very small and I couldn't write in it. WEIRD. []

And strange stuff happens with the "return" key also. []

Anyway

Arta I agree with you, I also use it to keep in touch with some people that live far away. Ialso use it to host my pictures. Anyway, I'm pretty sure most people use it to stalk, and you're one of the few to admit it ! [] []

quote:
Last Wednesday I and three others worked from 0700-2230.
[] []

Good luck for your job interview Varna !
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Thank you!

Arta, I guess I haven't got much to complain about weather-wise. March was amazing - one of the warmest ones we've ever had - and we couldn't really expect it to last. April usually has the last part of the winter, so we should only expect the snow to be back.

So I'm not impressed with Tolkien's "Long Winter" which lasts from November till March. But that far south of course it would be unusual.
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
Facebook-I just go there to play with my farm and my castle, though I like looking at people's pictures as well.
Spring seems to be coming to Moscow slowly but surely-it's stopped snowing and started raining []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Facebook is the [] . I have at least one person by whom I definitely do NOT want to be stalked, so I'm staying weeeeellllll clear.

Hello everyone, by the way. I was asked by donkey to visit today. He is well, and asked to be remembered to you all. []

[ [] ] [] [/ [] ]

[]
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Send donkey my regards - and those of angelica []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Yeah, like we could forget donkey [] []

I still have those hoof marks where he hit me. []

Anyway, here I am at work writing a computer program. So far I have written 835 lines. It messes with my head but if it works then it will be []

Okay, my computer is lame. Firefox just closed while I was writing this. But thanks to wonderful MT, the message was still there when I relaunched Firefox ! [] []

Okay, I think this is the least interesting post I have written in a while. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Whereas this is by FAR the most interesting post I have ever written:

………. …………….. …………………..………. ………. ………… ………. …..….. ……………. ... EEE …………
………. ON A HILL …………………..………. ………. ……. ... EE ………. …..EE ……………. ……. OOOO
………. ……………… …………………..LY GOAT ………. …….…..………. …..….. ……………. …… …………
………. ……………… ……………………………….. HERD …….…..………. …..….. ……………. …… …………
HIGH ……………… LIVED A LONE………. ………. ... LAY ….. ODLE AY….. ODLE AY …… …………

[] [] []

Possibly.

[]
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
So just by hanging around ad being a general irritant, I've now made member status. You'll find me standing by the keg.
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
[] @ Wifey. But now I have that song stuck in my head. Thanks. []

Snöwdog - See how nice I can be ? []
You can repay me by... []

[]

Well, I don't know. What can you do for me ? []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Pity that you didn't get to see that post when it was on Active Topics. It was awesome, because it basically went:

....EEEE..... ON A HILL......
[]

How come you are coding computers, MLH? Are you not blowing things up and turning them pink anymore?
[]
Oh crap, I realised that I lost my poem I wrote about you when I baleet'd mah LJ. []

[ 04-12-2012, 11:31 AM: Message edited by: Athene ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
quote:
....EEEE..... ON A HILL......
Is that the Wuthering Heights version of The Lonely Goatherd ? [] I can almost hear the gusts of wind and the suiciding. It sounds frightening.

quote:
How come you are coding computers, MLH? Are you not blowing things up and turning them pink anymore?
Nah, I am only blowing my own mind by doing quantum chemistry on a computer []
Wait. No, that's not cool. [] []

My friends make fun of me because I refer to the place I work in as "the lab" although it looks like any office. I might as well be working in a advertising company. []

quote:
Oh crap, I realised that I lost my poem I wrote about you when I baleet'd mah LJ
You wrote a poem about me ? [] []
(Incidentally, I didn't know you deleted your LJ ! Why ?)

E : Edited because of smartness.

E2 : Hey, how cool is that ? You wrote your post at 12:41 and mine at 14:21 (MT time). And they were both written on 11/04/2012. []

[ 04-11-2012, 12:24 PM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Suiciding? [] (I'm laughing at suicide... kinda. I am a terrible person)

I did baleete the LJ, only because I never posted in it and I rarely read other people's updates either. Which either means I am a very boring person or all my LJ friends are. [] I think it's Option 1. []

Labs have computers too! Do you still get to wear a white coat? []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Well I did laugh too at suiciding. Plus, it was my own joke. So I guess I'm even worse than you. []

Well I don't get to wear a white coat in the lab anymore, no [] But I do when I go to the University to teach ! []

quote:
I did baleete the LJ, only because I never posted in it and I rarely read other people's updates either.
That sounds like a good reason indeed. []

Hey, check this out ! There a town in Doubs (département of France) that has my name ! Here it is ! The town itself sounds boring.
And you should see the article in French. It's filled with random trivia/crap about the town, like "oh in 1502 this guy peed in his neighbor's yard and was afterwards shunned from the village until his son became a priest. The evidence of that fact is a brick which is engraved "PEE 1502" on The Old Tony's current house".
Okay I made that up but it's at that level. []

[ 04-11-2012, 01:31 PM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
[] [] []

For your birthday I must now get you a brick with "PEE 1502" engraved upon it.

Actually I have an even better idea than that. BWUAHAHAHA. [] *makes a note in her diary*
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
quote:
Inc': There a town in Doubs (département of France) that has my name!
[] Try having a name that is both a language and a people. []

Theney, I almost cried when I noticed you'd baleeted your LJ []

Btw, last week I remembered a little promise I made to you about a sea otter... I mean a "C. Otter". [] [] []

Anyways, she missed her calling as a zoo attendant. I can't remember what the other career choice was, so she'll probably end up being the president's new floozy. [] Is that okay?
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
quote:
Try having a name that is both a language and a people.
Well... it also the case of my name. []

quote:
For your birthday I must now get you a brick with "PEE 1502" engraved upon it.
I should really shut up more. []

[ 04-11-2012, 02:20 PM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
I just googled your name, Brae, and I see that you are correct! On the other hand, at least it is not a people from your actual country, as that would get very confusing. []

If you think that's hard, you should try having a name that all the coolest people in the world ever have had. It is a burden. [] []

Aha, is Ms Otter going to be immortalised in print at last? [] I still have her email address, if you get it published I will tell her to look out for herself. I see her as white, tall, with curly brown hair and freckles. She may or may not be floozy material in real life, but I think that your idea sounds perfect. [] []
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
quote:
I see her as white, tall, with curly brown hair and freckles.
Hm. Well, this president has a preference for blondes [his wife's a brunette], but she may've dyed her hair to fit his requirements. He doesn't really choose his floozies. When one gets old (or has to leave for another reason, usually death), he gets given another one.

And that's all my muse will allow me to me to say. []

*should get back to writing... or go to sleep since it's 1.39am* []

E:
quote:
you should try having a name that all the coolest people in the world ever have had.
True. Yesterday, I found a letter from a school friend who shares your name. Haven't seen her since 1993 (when she changed schools). She was awesome, and super-smart.

[ 04-11-2012, 02:44 PM: Message edited by: Braeden Fireheart ]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Hmm... as I have no idea what the real Ms Otter looks like* I think having her as a blonde is absolutely fine.
[]

*although I'm pretty sure she wears rubber fetish gear as that's what her company makes**. []

**They totally don't by the way, they make rubber surfacing for playgrounds. []
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
quote:
rubber fetish gear
*notes that down as a possible reference in C. Otter's next scene* *checks the previous scene (where she wasn't named)* Ooh, there's a very minor Doctor Who reference in there. []

*should do something more productive*
*stares at puppies instead*
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
I skimmed through this new UP this morning, only to now observe its titulation.

I don't see the silence. []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
The "silence" was supposed to refer to the fact that the UP has been very quiet these days, and the "storm" to what's hopefully coming next. []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
When did we last have 15 posts in one day? []
 
Posted by Lillianna (Citizen # 1843) on :
 
*peeks head in*

*streaks*

*cackles*

[] []

I may have been watching too much Game of Thrones of late.
 
Posted by Glóin the Dark (Citizen # 2102) on :
 
If we're playing the game of thrones, I want to be Tyrion.

With regard to stalking, I think that Facebook can actually be an antidote to it as much as a facilitator. One just has to type in the status box "is off to the gym" and then head to the pub instead. The stalkers all end up befuddled. Underhand tactics, perhaps, but how else can stalkers be induced to up their game?
 
Posted by Lillianna (Citizen # 1843) on :
 
Oh, well you're about the same height so that would work.

I want to play Cersei. [] Or someone who gets to diddle Jon Snow. I haven't read much of the books so no spoilers! []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
quote:
If we're playing the game of thrones, I want to be Tyrion.
Predictable much ? [] []

quote:
One just has to type in the status box "is off to the gym" and then head to the pub instead. The stalkers all end up befuddled. Underhand tactics, perhaps, but how else can stalkers be induced to up their game?
Pure genius. That may be why I lost all track of Thingy []

If we're playing Game oh Thrones, then I want to be... maybe Arya ? []
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
Lilli! []
If you love GoT that much, you should enjoy Texts from Westeros. [] I've made a few of the graphics on that blog. [] Some Cersei, some Tyrion; no Jon yet, though. I haven't found the right text for him. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
We've established in the past that the citizens of MT are generally rubbish stalkers. [] We're too lazy, badly organised and easily dis- OOH! A KITTEH! []

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I mean. Um. What was I saying? []
 
Posted by Lillianna (Citizen # 1843) on :
 
hahaha Brae, I love it!! Also, at the rate this series is going, the one who diddles Jon is going to end up being his mother. Mr. Martin is very obsessed with incest. []

Oooh I'm going on a cruise next week to the Caribbean! [] I just remembered. I can't wait!
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
donkey's influence pops up in some unexpected places
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
Lilli:
quote:
Also, at the rate this series is going, the one who diddles Jon is going to end up being his mother. Mr. Martin is very obsessed with incest.
The main theory about Jon's mother would suggest that unlikely. But if it's true, there are a lot of fans who are shipping him with his aunt. Which might be considered okay in some places [including my country according to the marriage act [] - it's implied, not stated].

[ 04-13-2012, 01:40 AM: Message edited by: Braeden Fireheart ]
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
quote:
*streaks*
Dammit! I missed it! []
 
Posted by Lillianna (Citizen # 1843) on :
 
quote:
The main theory about Jon's mother
Ohh... I wonder if it's someone I've met yet. Probably not. Oooh I need to keep reading!
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
quote:
OOH! A KITTEH!
Cuteness! []

We don't only love LOLCATS, the wordless ones are good, too.
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Those books are annoying, Lilli. I 'm re-reading them, and there is - especially in the first book - so many things that I dread to read happening that I don't want to read the book in hope it may change over time [] []
 
Posted by Thingol of Doriath (Citizen # 2718) on :
 
Drive by posting! BAM! []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Perhaps you could drive by SSA's "Learning New Language" thread? You may have valuable input. []
 
Posted by Snowman of Forochel (Citizen # 2150) on :
 
Facebook is what you make it.

Nobody can stalk you unless you let them stalk you. Only your friends can stalk you, and my friends can stalk me all they want.

There's a little thing called privacy settings on there.

I thought I just saw a Thingy! []
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
A Thingy and a Snowman in the one day? [] Is the world about to end or something? []

I better go to sleep if that's the case. []

Have fun while I'm gone, daylighters.
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
*waves to Thingy (who probably has left and doesn't see it [] )*
 
Posted by Snowman of Forochel (Citizen # 2150) on :
 
I'll let Thingy know you waved to him Varny. I'll send him smoke signals or something.

*hopes Braedini had a good sleep and dreamed deep*
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Good to see you both anyway ! [] []

Going to a concert later today.
 
Posted by Snowman of Forochel (Citizen # 2150) on :
 
Hope you enjoyed the concert, Inko!
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Who was it?
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Classical : Ibert, Dutilleux and De Falla. It was nice ! [] I have to start writing that damn review now []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
All unknown but classical is nice! []

Review of what exactly? [] [] []

Nice day at work today. []
 
Posted by Lillianna (Citizen # 1843) on :
 
So, I'm probably going to Finland in late September. To meet that dwarf and the goddess he married. I need to book the tickets soon though because damn prices go up fast. But no matter! I will be there! And France! And the UK to visit friends. And possibly Spain but I'm not sure how to squeeze that in.

Ahhh it's been so loooooooooong! []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Back to Europe, Europe? []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
YAY [] [] []

A review of the concert. I write those for an on-line magazine, thus I get free tickets. []
Problem is that I always find it hard to actually write the review []
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
*doesn't live in the UK to be seen by Lilli* []

Ah, well. I'm going to Melbourne next month to meet four folk from Supernatural, two of whom I've met before. That'll make up for lack-of-Lilli. []

*goes back to wasting time at Pottermore* []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Trying to tie in Lilli's visit to a general MT meet-up...
[]

ETA: I'm completing on my house next Friday [] (that means "finally owning it" for those not familiar with British house sale laws) and I've been looking through my agent's website to see what houses are on the market, just because it's fun to nose inside of other people's homes. []

My first thought: "Wow, that is a LOT of post-colonial kitsch." [] Do people not think it might be a good idea to move their half-dozen, life-size leopard statues before the estate agent takes the sale photos? I mean, I like leopards (kitty! [] ) but there is a LIMIT. []

[ 04-18-2012, 09:03 AM: Message edited by: Athene ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
[] indeed.

My right hand and back hurt. I think it's time for a lunch break. []

ETReact :

quote:
half-dozen, life-size leopard statues
[] Maybe they were actual leopards, freezing because they were own illegally ? That would be amazing. []
And deadly. []

[ 04-18-2012, 09:05 AM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Also, when people ask me when I am planning to complete, I shout, "Never! The b*astards will never take me! I'll stab myself in the pancreas before I let them get their hands on my internal organs!" because I've seen Never Let Me Go a bit too recently.
[]

ETA: [] !!!!! [] Oh my god, I never thought of that! Perhaps they are like the Weeping Angels, and every time you blink they get closer and eat your face? [] [] [] [] []

[ 04-18-2012, 09:06 AM: Message edited by: Athene ]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Here's one of them, and it is indeed snarling:

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Probably shouldn't show you that as it is someone's actual house, but never mind. []

In the next photo it's about four feet closer. []

ETA: On the other hand, they have a swimming pool. [] Totally worth all the creepy death-by-leopard statuary.

[ 04-18-2012, 09:16 AM: Message edited by: Athene ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Refering to the previous post : I don't know what both of those references are, but they sure sound scary. []

Okay that is an amazing living-room [] []

[ 04-18-2012, 09:17 AM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
The second is a reference to Doctor Who.

Its cub is on the table, I don't know if you noticed... EQUALLY DEADLY WITH THE ADDED POWER OF CUTE
[]

ETREPOND: You should see the rest of the house. SEVENTIESTASTIC. [] But yes, the white leather sofas and faux-marble coffee table are the business.

[ 04-18-2012, 09:26 AM: Message edited by: Athene ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
quote:
But yes, the white leather sofas and faux-marble coffee table are the business
Wow, I hadn't noticed that. [] There are so many sources of laughter in that picture []

*just noticed the hideous curtains* [] []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
HOW DARE YOU
[]
I HAVE CHOSEN THOSE EXACT SAME CURTAINS FOR MY NEW ABODE
[]
WE ARE NO LONGER FRIENDS
[]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Well, I'm not all that worried : your cats have good taste, so I'll wait till they rip them apart. [] Which should take around 1 hour. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
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Posted by Lillianna (Citizen # 1843) on :
 
Hahahaha oh my god, that room... those curtains... DAT CARPET (that's actually the first thing I noticed). []

oh and theney:

quote:
Trying to tie in Lilli's visit to a general MT meet-up...
Once I book the tickets I'll give you the dates so we can solidify this. I assume you'll want to do it on a weekend, correct?

and Brae: Don't worry, I will get back to Oz eventually. I must!!

[ 04-18-2012, 03:35 PM: Message edited by: Lillianna ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Yeah the carpet is pretty killer as well. I think I would buy the house just for the pleasure of having to destroy it []

On another subject : French presidential election going on. I counted the votes last night []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
quote:
I counted the votes last night
FIX!!! [] []

I first noticed the baskets of dried flowers, looking as though they have actually been there since 1973.

On a related note, I really hope no-one is reading this and thinking, "Wow, my living room looks exactly like that, the people of MT are horrible bullies who don't appreciate big cat statuary like a normal person does." []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Well, there was so few votes already for the far right party girl where I count votes that I really couldn't do much. []

We'll see what happens now... []
*really doesn't want that Sarkommence* [] (French pun).

One of my fellow PhD students cried today because of one of her bosses. [] I tried to comfort her by buying her chocolate candy. What ? It works ! []

E : Woah, that first sentence really makes little sense. []

[ 04-24-2012, 06:50 PM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
At least it makes more sense at this time of day (evening) than this morning. []
 
Posted by EowynatHeart (Citizen # 3437) on :
 
*slinks in quietly*
*knocks over a chair [] *

Well now that everyone knows I'm here....
Where is the waitress in this place [] oh wait...that's me []

How is everyone?
 
Posted by pi (Citizen # 5374) on :
 
just saw your post on FB. you beat me to it... []


on an entirely different note, 15 days til I'm in Europe for the first time! []
 
Posted by EowynatHeart (Citizen # 3437) on :
 
pi that's awesome.
One day I will make my way across the great pond to me homeland [] one day....*dreams of the Emerald Isle*

Where are you going?
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Yay you guys stopped by ! [] [] []

I'll have a cosmo to celebrate !
Ooh, I forgot you were coming to Europe, pi. You're doing a cruise again, right ?

EaH, what's up with you lately ? []

[ 04-27-2012, 08:05 AM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
*waves at EaH* []
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
Hi EaH! [] (& other folk [] )

~~~~~~~~~
I've been collecting images of vintage clothing lately - mostly for writing inspiration. I stumbled upon this 1960s skirt today and thought of one particular UPer. Can you guess who? []

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I think I'll give it to Miss C. Otter.... []
 
Posted by pi (Citizen # 5374) on :
 
[]
Yes, it's a cruise on a Holland Ameica ship. Flying from Philly out to Venice, arriving in the morning, hanging in Venice all day, staying overnight on the ship, embarking from there to:
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Three Greek isles - Corfu, Kefalonia, and Santorini
Catania, Sicily
Naples
Rome
Pisa/Florence
disembark in Barcelona.

We're going to the Gothic Quarter and other places in Barcelona, staying overnight and the flying home.

Woo hoo!! Can't wait. 14 days...

edit: my 6 year anniversary here just passed...

next Europe trip will be at least a little further north... 'cause I can't go any further south and be in Europe! []

[ 04-27-2012, 12:18 PM: Message edited by: pi ]
 
Posted by Wandering Tuor (Citizen # 1685) on :
 
[Test]

[]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Success ! []
 
Posted by Wandering Tuor (Citizen # 1685) on :
 
Probably didn't need to test that given the context although [] [] and [] would also have fit. Also possibly []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
I think that [] fits in most contexts.

Fake edit : Do you think it's bad that I typo-ed that as "fists" ? []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Freudian slip? [] []
 
Posted by pi (Citizen # 5374) on :
 
[]
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
At least in most UP contexts ... []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Rendezvous at facebook. []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Alloa! Back from Tenerife!
 
Posted by EowynatHeart (Citizen # 3437) on :
 
Hey all *waves back*

pi that sounds so wonderful....*dreams of far away places*

Nothing new with me...oh except I got divorced, moved and have new glasses []
 
Posted by Glóin the Dark (Citizen # 2102) on :
 
Yikes! Sorry to hear things didn't work out with the old glasses...
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Yeah I have to say that I would be glad that the rendezvous moved to here, for instance. [] [] [] But it's so nice to see everyone []
 
Posted by EowynatHeart (Citizen # 3437) on :
 
Whoa baby []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
So, you've been kept busy, Eah!
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Hey I have a question for our 2 Norwegians out there []

I was thinking of going to Norway this summer ( [] ) but upon doing some research online I found out that it's not very convenient to travel there if you don't own or rent a car... Apparently there is not a lot of trains ? What about buses, would it be worth it ? And would it be possible to go to remote places in a bus ?
Oh, and how about youth hostels ?

Okay, that was more than one question, but I would be grateful to have some info []

E : typo

[ 04-30-2012, 09:49 AM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
There's railroad between our major cities and quite far north, but yeah there's not much. I'd recommend a rental but expect gas prices to be 'extreme'. I know little of buses and youth hostels. []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
NOR-WAY Bussekspress is probably the largest bus-company. Here is their list of timetables (even Wikipedia explains about them).

You are of course more independent if you can afford to rent a car ...

Here is the homepage of the Youth Hostel Association in Norway ("Norske Vandrerhjem"). They've even got a couple of hostels in Oslo - Oslo Haraldsheim and Oslo Rønningen.

I really hope we can meet up if you come to Oslo - I'll be out of town for some of the summer, but we can discuss any details later []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Day off []
 
Posted by EowynatHeart (Citizen # 3437) on :
 
Hamburgers or pork chops?
Pork chops or hamburgers?
Beer or wine?
Wine or Beer?
TV or movie?
Movie or TV?
[]
 
Posted by Glóin the Dark (Citizen # 2102) on :
 
Beer.
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Today be with you ! []

Oh, and I have new glasses ! []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
And with you! []

New glasses? That means new pictures, right? []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Your wish, my command ! []

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[]
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
[]
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Vive le France! []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
WHOA there has been a lot going on with everybody.

*snorgles EaH* []
*high fives WT* []
*glomps Brae* []
*clinks glasses with Gló* []
*gooses Inc'* []

I moved house too. []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Inc you have the Clark Kent thing going for ya!

Moving house? I hate moving. It is a good chance to clean out crap you wil never use.
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
quote:
Vive le France!
Has France suddenly changed gender?
Not much going on in my life except work, more work, yet more work and having lots of needles stuck in my arm and my backside []

[ 05-14-2012, 07:39 AM: Message edited by: Elanor Gamgee ]
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
quote:
Has France suddenly changed gender?
I guess it's only temporary []

I'm visiting Sweden at the moment - but should be back to work in Oslo tomorrow.
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Elanor: Needles? The acupuncture kind? [] []

Varna: Sweden's no place to be! []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
No change of gender in France, just a change in President [] And thankfully, on this occasion the President didn't change gender. At least gender to one particular woman........ []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
The county of Värmland isn't too bad - it's close enough to the Norwegian border to be almost Norway, and the language is nearly Norwegian too []

The people there even claim that Oslo is their nearest capital, and they're right - Stockholm is further away []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
So in addition to Jämtland and Härjedalen, we should also annex Värmland? [] Time for some warmongering, yes? [] [] []

[]

[]
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
We also used to own Båhuslän, didn't we?
Strömstad and all that, almost down to Gothenburg?

[] [] [] []

Although I don't think most Norwegians want Norwegian Rule and Norwegian beer prices brought back to Strömstad []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Hypothetically, if ever we would annex any part of Sweden, Strömstad would be exempt; a decision made by a whopping >95% majority among south-easterners (generelt: østlendinger). []

95% of westerners (vestlendinger, ja) would probably say the opposite. []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Charlottenberg is a great candidate for exemption, too.

Not with such a long history of 'border shopping' as Strömstad, but with Thon's shopping center, it's catching up fast.
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Where is Charlottenberg? []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Just across the border from Magnor and Morokulien, south of Kongsvinger, on the way to Arvika.

Thon has built a Steen & Strøm shopping centre there, but even before that there were lots of shops catering for Norwegian shoppers.
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Ha, there is a grey thing on my screen that was just in the right place for me to think that Thor was building shopping centres.

I was thinking, "Those will be the best shopping centres EVAR!" [] when I scrolled down and realised I had mis-read it.

Now I am off to find some screenclean. []

[ 05-17-2012, 11:28 AM: Message edited by: Athene ]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Footling around in the UP by myself, drinking caramel milkshake, texting donkey, wondering if anyone will get me a job sticking pink Fablon onto things...

My new house has more rooms than the last one. Even more floorspace to check for mouse entrails. []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
quote:
*gooses Inc'*
"gooses" ? As the animal ? Yeah, probably not. []
*looks it up* []

Oh. Well. [] Saucy ! [] []

quote:
Inc you have the Clark Kent thing going for ya!
You know what, my PhD advisor and several of my friends agree with you. I decided it was flattering. []

Okay, was there just like 10 posts about massive Norwegian stuff/jokes ? []

quote:
Just across the border from Magnor and Morokulien, south of Kongsvinger, on the way to Arvika.

Thon has built a Steen & Strøm shopping centre there, but even before that there were lots of shops catering for Norwegian shoppers.

Indeed, but has anyone really been far as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

*may still be going to Norway soon* []

Can't wait to see the new house, Wifey ! I'll be sending you an e-mail very soon.
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
quote:
Okay, was there just like 10 posts about massive Norwegian stuff/jokes ?
Yes. []
Or Scandinavian, rather.

Nobody interrupted us []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Indeed, it's not our fault! [] []


E: Verbs are required to form sentences. []
E2: Unless you're a gangsta nigga yo yo dawg. []
E3: So tired, and so suddenly! [] [] []

[ 05-18-2012, 09:01 PM: Message edited by: Artaresto ]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Devastated to discover that the universe does not make dinosaur-themed bedding for adults.
[] [] []
#firstworldproblems
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Can't you buy two in children's size and sew them together? []

*is not offering to do the sewing ...* []
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
*ahem*

 -
Close enough. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Close enough. *stern expression*

I have Incalicious coming to stay with me in a couple of weeks! COOK ALL THE THINGS!!!!
[] []

I am trying to find the most ridiculously English things for us to do. Current theory; take a steam train to a little village and have a cream tea with members of the Royal British Legion, then walk home using pubs to navigate. []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Enjoy yourselves, hope the weather is nice!
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Cream tea!!! []

Pubs!!! []

Did I ever show you my collection of pub names?
My rule is that I must have seen the building, not just seen the name in a book, but I needn't have been inside it []

After collecting for more than thirty years, I'm now close to a thousand names []

Yes, I got some from the Hinckley area as well, and Aika's dad was helpful in pointing out good ones in their area []

Enjoy the ridiculously English activities []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Am actually doing the most English thing of all of Sunday - going to the cricket! Third day of the second test against the West Indies at Trent Bridge. [] [] []

ME GUSTA

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ETA: Was going to suggest Inc' and I go to see them play at Edgbaston as it's on while he is here, but it's sixty-three pounds!!! []

[ 05-23-2012, 10:18 AM: Message edited by: Athene ]
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
[] You could go to Covent Garden for less than that!!
I'm going to see the tennis in Eastbourne this year, courtesy of my brother.
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
It, certainly be very English if it rains! Actually they were giving tickets for the final day at Lords for a tenner on Monday. All right, it wouldn't be a full day, but it was interesting nonetheless. I would have gone myself if I wasn't working.
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
[] Rains? *crosses self* Don't even say that word. It's not going to rain. It's going to be raining RUNS!
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
[]
I am so dense. I have only just realised that Will Smith and his wife named their children after themselves.

Narcissism FTW! [] []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Really? *yawns* I is afraid my lack of interest in celebs, particulair those of an acting variety knows no bounds! [] Which does mean that in pub quizzes I often have great gaps in my knowledge. Oh, well, oh the weather at Trent Bridge looks good! Sunny with a bit of wind, seems ideal batting conditions to me, Petersen might like it. It's a charming ground, Trent Bridge or was, but they haven't played Test matches there for a while.
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
[] Are you sure? Trent Bridge has been a Test venue for as long as I've been watching cricket, which is... er.. 16 years. God I'm old. []

I really need to stop looking on the Dogs' Trust website. ADOPT ALL THE PUPPIES!!!! []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
*pats Athene's shoulder*
Don't worry about it. I'm even older []

Did you notice that they named a Danish Princess after you?
Princess Athena is 10th in the line of succession to the throne of Denmark.
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
Groove is in the heaaarrrt! *currently watching the music vid on hotel room tv* *is in Melbourne for a 'Supernatural' convention **can't have paragraphs because mobile doesn't allow it* *has also been saying "adopt all the puppies" of late* Hi. []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Given the fact that most royal families are connected would Princess Athena have some kind of claim to the British throne?

[ 05-26-2012, 08:04 AM: Message edited by: Hamfast Gamgee ]
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
She would indeed.
As of Tuesday 24/04/2012, according to this list, her father and two elder brothers are numbers 219-221 in the line of succession. Princess Athena would then be number 222. [] (Of course, even during the course of a month this number would easily be outdated.)

According to the same list, the King of Norway is number 62 and the King of Sweden is number 186. []
I don't want to know what kind of disaster would bring either of them to the British throne. []

(According to the continuation of a similar list, this lady, at number 4.973, is last in the line ...)

[ 05-26-2012, 11:33 AM: Message edited by: Varnafindë ]
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
I expect that somewhere, Singollo is pretty happy with Sweden's Eurovision performance!
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Sunday @ cricket = Best Day Evar. [] I blackmailed my friend into coming with me. He supports West Indies. []

Here is the latest installment of "Minor Triumphs From Athene's House Purchase" [] : I bought a little lawn mower over the weekend, but because I don't have a massive garden and didn't want to spend too much money, I bought a tiny little hover mower. I thought it would be a bit crap, as it's made entirely of plastic and weighs less than my cats. But it is AMAZING. It makes a proper little "VROOOOOM" noise and you can swing it around like you're using a metal detector. SO. MUCH. FUN. [] Oh, and it cuts the grass quite well too. []

I want the grass to grow like whoa, so that I have an excuse to get out there again. VROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM. []

[ 05-29-2012, 08:58 AM: Message edited by: Athene ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Sorry for not posting more often, but there is too much going on in my life right now ! Haaaaaaaa !

quote:
I have Incalicious coming to stay with me in a couple of weeks! COOK ALL THE THINGS!!!!
YAAAAY ! Well, it's almost in a week now []

quote:
I am trying to find the most ridiculously English things for us to do. Current theory; take a steam train to a little village and have a cream tea with members of the Royal British Legion, then walk home using pubs to navigate.
[] That sounds... amazing ! []

quote:
Did I ever show you my collection of pub names?
My rule is that I must have seen the building, not just seen the name in a book, but I needn't have been inside it

*Remembers the notebook indeed* [] []

quote:
ETA: Was going to suggest Inc' and I go to see them play at Edgbaston as it's on while he is here, but it's sixty-three pounds!!!
That's a shame, I would have loved to go... even though I probably wouldn't have understood anything. []

quote:
It's going to be raining RUNS!
Or RUM !

quote:
Groove is in the heaaarrrt! *currently watching the music vid on hotel room tv*
Ow yeah.
Do you guys also say "mobile" in Australia ?

quote:
(According to the continuation of a similar list, this lady, at number 4.973, is last in the line ...)
[]

I want to see the little mower !!! []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
You can not only see it, but you may use it! [] In fact, if you want to mow my lawn shirtless while I look over my sunglasses at you and sip a mojito, that would be greeeeeaaaaat. *gets her cougar on* []

Also great, my BFF got me a cordless power drill as a housewarming present. [] No, I have not run around the house pretending to be James Bond and scaring the cats. That does not sound fun at all. []
 
Posted by Nash Rómerandir (Citizen # 2903) on :
 
A (not) completely random post (even if answering a post that was made 6 pages ago is quite random):

Facebook, in french, sounds uncannily close to "face de bouc" (literally: goat's face)... If it isn't the ultimate proof that Facebook is the works of the [] , I don't know what is!!!

[]

[ 05-29-2012, 08:28 PM: Message edited by: Nash Rómerandir ]
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
It's a funny thing about Cricket but in this series I have almost been rooting for the Windies, or at least hoping that they make a game of it. Or have been thinking it would be interesting if one could get a time-machine back to around 15 years ago grab Ambrose and Walsh and have those two have a dart at England at the last innings and see what happens. But then, I remember 15 years ago equally wishing that England would make a game of things against the Windies so there you go!

And also, I don't think I have ever fully appreciated England been no1 in the world. And I am not sure why I haven't. In past years, I would have thrown street parties or gone dancing down them for England been no1 but I never have. Perhaps in various scandals I have forgotten how tricky this was for England.

But I think it has suddenly dawned upon me. Maybe it took England losing a few times for me to realize that this isn't quite as blazay as it looks some times. So, go England! Oh, and I think I have just invented a game called Co-operative Cricket! I'm not sure it'll riveal 20-20 but you never know.
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Outside my office window there is now a crowd of fan-girls screaming "Justin Bieber" - there's a hotel just across the street, and that's where he's staying before his Oslo concert today. []

Edit:
They started yesterday afternoon ...

[ 05-30-2012, 06:41 AM: Message edited by: Varnafindë ]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Poor Varna. [] I was going to make a crack about picking some of them off with a sniper rifle, and the realised that might not be a very tactful thing to joke about, particularly to a Norwegian. []

I've cancelled my trip to Collectormania this weekend. [] I really need to paint my dining room and prepare for Inc''s visit. Plus I need to not spend my mortgage payment on a replica Narsil. [] SADFACE
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
quote:
I was going to make a crack about picking some of them off with a sniper rifle, and the realised that might not be a very tactful thing to joke about, particularly to a Norwegian. []
[] I like it! [] []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
That's because you're a sick puppy. []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Sniper rifles aren't as amusing in Norway as they used to be. []
Perhaps they will become so again, but not for a while ...

My youngest colleague has a cousin and her friend out there. They have found some space in the area where the 30 minutes concert will be held, five hours from now - they are hungry, but they cannot leave their places to buy food, then they'll never be able to get back.

So my colleague will try to get in to them with some food ... []

The fan girls have been kept running around town. There have been rumours and messages on Twitter - some hotels gave out 30 free tickets for tonight's concert - originally the concert was thought to be held at 4 p.m., but now it will be at 9.20 p.m. instead.

Like I said, they keep them running.

picture of people waiting for the concert to start in five hours

There are 5000 people in the area (the gates have been closed), and about the same outside. It's crazy.

Edit:
Make that 5000 in the area and 10 000 in the car park outside. []

[ 05-30-2012, 02:03 PM: Message edited by: Varnafindë ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
quote:
In fact, if you want to mow my lawn shirtless while I look over my sunglasses at you and sip a mojito, that would be greeeeeaaaaat. *gets her cougar on*
I want to mow it ! Well, I could be shirtless (*has been working out lately* [] ) but I won't if it rains. []

quote:
I really need to paint my dining room and prepare for Inc''s visit.
Don't do too much though ! I was thinking I'd take the first parts of my Mal costume to show it too you, but they probably won't like my carrying a gun (replica) at the customs. [] []

quote:
the 30 minutes concert
[]

quote:
Make that 5000 in the area and 10 000 in the car park outside.
Isn't that the total population of Norway ? []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
quote:
the 30 minutes concert []
Indeed. He will be singing a grand total of 6 songs. []
quote:
Isn't that the total population of Norway ?
No, that's just the half that are crazy about Bieber []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
He has now left for Paris. []

Inc', are the French fan-girls as crazy as the Norwegian ones? []

The police said, young fan-girls don't listen, they don't do as they're told, they just do whatever they like (like running down the fences that the police sets up), you have to restrain them physically. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Is that why Inc' is coming to stay with me next week? To escape Beiber-fever? []

I have just found out that the steam train people are doing a WWII event when we might be going. I am thinking of making us some Croix de Lorraine badges so we can be La Résistance! []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
quote:
He has now left for Paris.
[] SAVE YOURSELVES ! [] []

Interestingly enough, on my way to work this morning I heard big girly screams coming from somewhere and I thought of what was happening outside your office, Varna. I guess that could be related. []

quote:
Is that why Inc' is coming to stay with me next week? To escape Beiber-fever?
He'd better not stay here for a week. []

quote:
I am thinking of making us some Croix de Lorraine badges so we can be La Résistance!
Ow yeah, we are it ! []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Bring your Browncoat. [] I will get us a Trilby hat and some thin cigarettes.
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Okay, interesting development in the whole "Justin Bieber" story []

Justin Bieber is now in the Universal office building, situated a block away from where I work. There is a flock of teenage girls that have spent the whole day waiting in the street.

[]

Varna, I feel your pain. Although they're definitely not as many (150 at the most, because his concert won't take place anywhere nearby) they still look very dumb. []

Feel free to make any joke related to the act of shooting them now ! [] []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
I would imagine, being in France, that dispatching them with a battle croissant would be considered more sporting.
 - [] [] [] []

*squees at little croissant icon* []
 
Posted by Nash Rómerandir (Citizen # 2903) on :
 
Bieber (a.k.a Biberon)'s in France? []

*Has taken up upon himself to save the world from at least one of the menaces it faces*

Now... Where I did I store my sniper rifle? []

(I need a good motto... What about "Kill the cheerleader's crush, save the world"?)

[ 06-01-2012, 01:30 PM: Message edited by: Nash Rómerandir ]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
SEE IT'S NOT JUST ME WITH THE SNIPER RIFLES

[]

Nearly the long weekend for us here in Blighty. I'm not a monarchist myself, but an extra day off does not go amiss. Gives me time to finish painting the dining room THIS colour: []

[]
 
Posted by Nash Rómerandir (Citizen # 2903) on :
 
I understand you 'thene... A 50cal is an easy way of solving some problems (like when you don't have a bottle opener at hand for example)... But, in the words of the great Jamie Hyneman "when in doubt: C4!" []

There's no such thing as "overkill" []

[ 06-01-2012, 01:36 PM: Message edited by: Nash Rómerandir ]
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Yeah... it snowed today. [] []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Long weekend, what long weekend? No long weekend for me all I get is a measly Tuesday. And considering how busy we are I am tempted to be churlish and say I hope it rains all the time. But that would be rather grumpy if not to say unpatriotic of me!
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
quote:
Justin Bieber is now in the Universal office building, situated a block away from where I work. There is a flock of teenage girls that have spent the whole day waiting in the street.
[]
Varna, I feel your pain. Although they're definitely not as many (150 at the most, because his concert won't take place anywhere nearby) they still look very dumb. []

The concert was a little away, so we didn't get the main bulk just outside my office - but I'd guess still a few hundred. And they were running around the city. The Mayor says that he was nearly run down by one of the groups, and hid behind a tree to be out of their way.

But Inc', now you know what I'm talking about []

Oh - is Bieber perhaps stalking us? []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
OK, I am officially an irredeemable dumbass. []

You know the game, Portal, a.k.a. the One True Computer Game of Athene's Heart? I have only just realised why one portal is orangey-red and the other blue. A Lorentzian wormhole would display red shift of any electromagnetic waves traversing the wormhole. Thus one end would look blue and one red. Of course, Chell can actually travel in either direction through a wormhole, which is not consistent, but I [] that the designers actually thought about physics when they made the game.

[/geek out]

[ 06-13-2012, 08:12 AM: Message edited by: Athene ]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
*doubles*
I has a visitor... [] [] [] [] []

O YES U R JALUS AHAHAHAHA
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
I'm jealous of Inc' ... []
I wish I could have been there with both of you, at your place! []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Yes, I wish you were too, that would be amazing and we have cake and kittehs and, currently, a man standing on my roof fitting a window. [] I don't think he is familiar with the concept of health & safety. []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Could be worse. He could be standing on your window fixing the roof!
 
Posted by Nash Rómerandir (Citizen # 2903) on :
 
[] What the heck is Health and Safety? []

(Somewhat) more seriously, if he does fall from your roof, don't forget to start singing "It's Raining Men" before you call for an ambulance.
Missing such an opportunity would be an affront to all lovers of black humour []

[ 06-08-2012, 11:38 PM: Message edited by: Nash Rómerandir ]
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
... and if I had been with you, I could have joined you singing ...
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Inc' is gone. []
I'm back at work. []
It's raining []
ALL IS GLOOM
[] [] []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
I have two days of so all is not quite gloom. [] Not sure what to do with it. Well, apart from watching England hopelessly lose to France at football. Wish it would stop raining though. Tomorrow doesn't seem too bad.
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Well, all right, we might escape with a lucky draw. Which is actually quite a good sign. Usually we loose unluckily!
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
I refer you to this post:

And now I bring you the following:

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BRICK CAKE! []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
I quite like that. I think a cake I once baked was like a brick. But that wasn't my intention []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
I once joined in giving a friend a brick cake for his birthday - I think his 21st. I still remember his exclamation BRICK!!! when he tried to cut it.

We had a real cake for him as well. And in the evening some people in his church did a "This is your life" for him. It was great.
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
[] Did you actually get a real brick and then cover it with icing? THAT'S MEEEEANNN. [] []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Two bricks side by side to make it square, then icing and cake decorations. He was completely fooled.

Yes, it was mean, real mean - that's why we we had a real cake right there to give him when we'd had our joke.

We were all university students (at Exeter, Devonshire), and he had been on the giving end of a few practical jokes himself over time. It was fun to pay him back, sort of. And the real cake was very nice,
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
That is GENIUS. *makes a note*

So what I have created is actually the opposite of what you made - not a brick that looks like cake, but a cake that looks like brick. []
 
Posted by Lillianna (Citizen # 1843) on :
 
Inc' stayed with you? Man, I really need to keep up with this better.

WHERE ARE THE PICS???

And, also,

MY TRIUMPHANT RETURN (for two weeks only unfortunately) TO THE UK/EUROPE APPROACHETH!!! September 20th. Mark your calendars. Hide yo kids. Hide yo wives. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
THEY VISITIN EVRYONE OUT HERE

[] Please stand by for an important announcement []

In the meantime, have a pic of my cats eating each other's faces:

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Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Waits with baited breath!
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Whoa, don't hold it too long, I'm waiting for an email before I announce and I don't want you to go blue and fall over.
[] [] []
[]
 
Posted by Glóin the Dark (Citizen # 2102) on :
 
Let's all try to guess!

I'm thinking you've been called to testify at Leveson.
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Indeed. I'm going to tell them how I broke into Benedict Cumberbatch's apartment and hid under his bed and News of the World didn't even give me fifty thousand pounds.
[]
Wait. They actually didn't ask me to do that. []
 
Posted by Lillianna (Citizen # 1843) on :
 
*squeals like a Loki fangirl upon seeing the picture* My NIECES!!!!!!! THEY'VE GROWN SO MUCH! []

Gurl, Cumberbatch is fine and all, but I am currently obsessed with the glorious form of perfection that is Tom Hiddleston (aka Loki aka speaker of four languages and counting aka man who loves a leather jacket and can do no wrong). Behold:

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(can you imagine a foursome with these guys? Christ on a cracker...)

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Good god, that smile.... [] []

[ 06-14-2012, 09:02 PM: Message edited by: Lillianna ]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Hahaha, I should have known that you would be a Hiddlestonian. I get it but I don't share it. On the other hand, boy can certainly fill out a sharp suit. [] []

Current celebrity crushes:
Erica Tazel
Timothy Olyphant (why yes I have been watching Justified, why do you ask?)
And back on the Gina Torres love after mainlining Firefly with Inc' last weekend.

[Mal]And she's a damn fine lookin' woman.[/Mal]
[]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
P.S. Here is a picture of donkey riding a crocheted nudibranch:

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ONWARD MY NOBLE STEED

[ 06-15-2012, 09:37 AM: Message edited by: Athene ]
 
Posted by Lillianna (Citizen # 1843) on :
 
quote:
I should have known that you would be a Hiddlestonian.
It started because of Loki. I have a thing for greasy haired British men with a penchant for vengeance and who like to wear green (see: Alan Rickman as Snape in Slytherin colors). []

Then I started watching interviews with him and OH MY GOD HOW IS HE SO NICE? I kind of need him to have a flaw at this point.

Firefly!! One of my coworkers still hasn't seen it. He must be educated.
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Have you seen him doing spot-on impressions of his Avengers co-workers? []

IT IS TO LOVE []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
quote:
That is GENIUS. *makes a note*

So what I have created is actually the opposite of what you made - not a brick that looks like cake, but a cake that looks like brick.

Today is the first day I'm on a computer that shows me your pictures - now I can finally see your brick cake!
Yes, the complete opposite.

Add to your note to put cardboard on top of the bricks to keep the surface even.
 
Posted by Lillianna (Citizen # 1843) on :
 
quote:
Have you seen him doing spot-on impressions of his Avengers co-workers?
Oh, you bet I have. And it's awesome. The Chris Evans one makes me laugh every time (yes, I've seen it multiple time shutup). Also, his Owen Wilson is SO SPOT ON IT'S NOT EVEN FUNNY.

And today he tweeted that he didn't know what he had done to deserve a legion of fans (I wonder if this is subtle code for "I'm scared to death of you guys") and then did a quote from True Romance. [] HOW IS HE EVEN REAL????
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Well, Sweden can keep their Eurovision win with that song, er what was it again? Whereas we will have the 3 points! Come on England! Sorry, back to your discussion!
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
You kicked out Sweden, didn't you? And Norway didn't even qualify to participate []

I don't remember the name of the Swedish song either ...
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
This weekend I'm going skydiving. []

[] [] [] [] [] []
 
Posted by Nash Rómerandir (Citizen # 2903) on :
 
quote:
This weekend I'm going skydiving. []
Hope for you that your choice of smiley isn't premonitory []

[ 06-20-2012, 07:27 PM: Message edited by: Nash Rómerandir ]
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Yes, avoid the sky!
 
Posted by Glóin the Dark (Citizen # 2102) on :
 
The sky is your friend. Avoid the ground.
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
That's a bit difficult. As Douglas Adams once said, 'It's easy to fly. The trick is to avoid the ground when you fall!'
 
Posted by Glóin the Dark (Citizen # 2102) on :
 
Ah. Then perhaps Artaresto's strategy should be to hang in the air in exactly the same way that a brick doesn't.
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Still, we want him to come down when he has been flying for a while and has finished.

Unless he meets Eärendil on Vingilot and decides to join him ... []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
My mind being rather occupied at that moment, I will surely miss the ground
 
Posted by Wetwang (Citizen # 1508) on :
 
BOO!!! Yep, I'm still breathing! []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
You might be, but I'm not sure the rest of MT is at the moment! What a quiet weekend! [] [] [] szzzzzz, everyone's asleep.
 
Posted by pi (Citizen # 5374) on :
 
a weekend of rest... mmmmm, a comfy thought.
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
*waves*
Good to see you, Wetty!

*looks around*
Yes, a rather quiet weekend ...
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Well well well, a swamp. Will wonders never cease. [] [] []

One, two, three four five,
Everybody in the car now come on let's ride
To the liquor store around the corner
The boys say
They want some gin and juice but I really don't wanna
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
It's the *pause*
Eye of the tiger, it's the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our riiiiivaaaaaalll
And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
And he's watching us all with the eeeeeeeyyyyyyyye
*pause*
Of the tiger.
[]
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Skydiving was awesome!! []

And I still have 7 jumps left. []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Good to see you safely back down here! []
Were there lots of safety precautions to be taken? []
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
No "eyes of the tiger" here, but in two days I will be looking into the beautiful blue/green eyes of this little guy. []

I'd introduce you by his name, but I haven't quite decided on it yet. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
[] [] [] AWWWWWWWHOOOSAWOOSAWIDDLEPUPPYDENNAAAWWWWW [] [] []

***

***

Nope, I got nothing. Brain has shut down in the face of puppehness. []
 
Posted by Lillianna (Citizen # 1843) on :
 
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

PUPPEH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [] [] [] []

*heart asplodes*
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Here's a piece of free advice: when trying to find out more about the Watergate scandal, DO NOT put the phrase "deep throat" into Google.

*shudder*
[] [] [] []
 
Posted by Lillianna (Citizen # 1843) on :
 
Challenge accepted. I'm no newbie to the internet.

*searches*

Let's see, in regular Google search the first hit is the wiki link about the political event, then an imdb link for the film, then about halfway down the page there's a "how to deep throat without gagging". []

Pretty standard stuff. Now let's switch to image search (though I don't know why you wanted to do that to just find out information). Yep. All NSFW. I don't know what else I'd expect, though. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Yeeeeeaaah, I definitely did not get the political bit until quite far down the page. [] Perhaps UKers are naturally pervier*?

*Yes. []

[ 06-27-2012, 01:59 PM: Message edited by: Athene ]
 
Posted by Glóin the Dark (Citizen # 2102) on :
 
Yeah, I was searching for 1970s adult movies and kept getting videos of Richard Nixon and Gordon Liddy.
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
quote:
Were there lots of safety precautions to be taken? []
Indeed. Not only information, but also military drilling. Automatic correct behaviour. []
 
Posted by Lillianna (Citizen # 1843) on :
 
quote:
Perhaps UKers are naturally pervier
Definitely pervier. []
 
Posted by Glóin the Dark (Citizen # 2102) on :
 
Artaresto,

Automatic correct behaviour sir!

It seems that, in regard to aiming accurately towards the ground, you hit the bullseye! []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Yes sir, bullseye!
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
So when will your next jump be, Artaresto?
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
I'm sure you've got the '404 - file not found' message occasionally.

Would it have been nicer if it were presented like this?

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[ 07-04-2012, 06:11 AM: Message edited by: Varnafindë ]
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
KITTEH!
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Haha, only possible response!

KITTEHHHHH []

Fell asleep on the sofa the other night wrapped in a big fluffy throw. I woke to find myself pinned down by lions. I was actually quite scared, particularly when I tried to get up and they kept looking at me like this:

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[] [] []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Really scary ... []
 
Posted by Nash Rómerandir (Citizen # 2903) on :
 
That look actually means: "Oh, you were only asleep? Thought you were dead and was waiting for the time where it would become socially acceptable to eat off your face..." []

*ducks to avoid the stones thrown by cat-lovers*

Everyone knows that statistics are meaningless (and most of the time made-up on the spot) but I read somewhere that in cases where someone passes away alone with cats, he/she's being munched on within 24 hours about 3 out of 4 times, while it happpens much less often and at a later time with dogs (unless they're of the kind that fits into a purse)...

But of course that look might also mean: "You know your soring is becoming louder with age, you just ruined my post-nap nap..." (no I didn't made any typo there!)
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Mais non:
Dogs just as evil as cats in this respect []

The difference is, I know perfectly well that my cats would eat me if I died. It's a stipulation of my will that, in the event of my death, I get put through a mincer and turned into catfood. []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Some species of animals prefer their meat fresh and hunt it themselves, and eat the new kill.
Others are perfectly happy to eat what the first group left behind, even if they find it so late that it may have gone off.

Felines belong to the first group, canines to the second.
So what does mean to the way they regard their newly dead owner? []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
quote:
So when will your next jump be, Artaresto?
Got 5 jumps this weekend. [] []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Still successful? And fun?
 
Posted by Lillianna (Citizen # 1843) on :
 
I think it's time we take a moment to appreciate our furry friends when they don't want to eat us.

Here are my BF's cats:

The Regal and Dignified Sir Percival, First of his Name:
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He likes belly rubs, perching on your shoulder to get a better view of the battlefield, and lying on the next step your foot will touch as you descend down the stairs in an effort to kill you.

The Ever Aloof Miss Sunshine Kitty, First of Her Name:
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She likes human food, sleeping on your lap when you try to use the computer, and only allowing you to pet her when she damn well pleases, thank you very much.

I LOFF THEM. []

[ 07-11-2012, 05:27 PM: Message edited by: Lillianna ]
 
Posted by Nash Rómerandir (Citizen # 2903) on :
 
*is considering the possibility of launching a campaign titled "Eat your pets before they eat you!"* []

*will make a few "friends" at PETA with this idea* []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
I might not join your campaign, Nash []
but I won't join PETA either []
 
Posted by Glóin the Dark (Citizen # 2102) on :
 
My group is vehemently opposed to preemptive action, but enthusiastically approves the principles of necromancy and revenge. We call it "Eat Your Pets After they Eat You".

[ 07-19-2012, 12:15 AM: Message edited by: Glóin the Dark ]
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
*might not join Gloin's group either* []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
At least I can post here!
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
When did Inc' post last? Is he on holiday without net access?
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
As its Monday morning I thought I would post to say 'hello,'
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
Morning, Granddad!
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
He, he, I'm sending this from a pub,
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Oh, well, that's fine, I login to tell you all the VERY EXCITING things that have been happening to me which are the reason for my absence, and what do I find?

Nada.
Nothing.
Rien.
[] [] []

So, in chronological order:
NEW HOUSE
NEW GIRLFRIEND
NEW JOB
[] [] []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Details!?!

And pictures!?! (As far as discretion allows, of course [] )
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
As long as you are happy, Theney! I've been to the Olympics today!
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
You have?!?
What did you watch?
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
*has come to a new (and somewhat painful) appreciation of why we have fingernails*
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
OK, you can't just drop that in there and then not explain...
[]
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
Isn't that what the UP is for these days? []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
"The Unexpected Party - Home of Cryptic Announcements!"

Our next title. []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
*Likes that*
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
For example: I recently have started a cottage industry making moustaches on sticks. []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
A good example of a Cryptic Announcement []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Indeed. Nice to see more posts in one day than in a fortnight. Oh, and the event I saw in the Olympics was the Triathlon. Good atmosphere and everything, though personally I might have preferred it had there been less people and more of a vantage point for me. Watching it eight rows deep did make it hard to see at times! Hope everyone is enjoying the summer!
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
The cryptic comment is probably more interesting than the explanation, which is why I left it like that! One of my thumbnails started to come away from the nailbed, so I cut off the loose bit to prevent painful snagging, but it's quite sensitive where the nail isn't!
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
I know it is mostly said in jest, but if I hear one more person say that Btitain only does well in sports that involve sitting down, I think I'll scream! []
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
Hmmm! Funny how Britain mainly seems to do well in sports that involve sitting down []
*sits back, ears covered, to wait for scream*
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Actually, even Norway did well in one sport that involved sitting down.

I must admit I didn't follow the games enough to know what Britain sat down in []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
I should really have entered the Olympics, then. I am a world champion at sitting on my arse, sipping wine and setting the world to rights. That's a sport, yes? []

Hello Amá, I see you: []

[] []

[ 08-17-2012, 12:59 PM: Message edited by: Athene ]
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
*wonders idly how many Russians understand the name "Pussy Riot"*
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Hey, everyone. Sorry for having been away, but I was drowning in stressful things and in things to do, and afterwards I was kind of lazy. []

Anyway. Well so far I don't have much to say, except that I succeeded in taking that goddamn hard competitive exam in chemistry I was taking to be able to be a teacher (250 candidates, 30 spots, most candidates spending the whole year just studying for the exam and I wasn't since I was working, so it's a huge relief!). I've been on vacation for 1 week in Normandy following conferences about Tolkien in a very fancy castle, and there was Adam Tolkien and it was all very interesting, I'm going to Scotland in 4 days and it's SO EFFING HOT IN HERE. [] [] (I mean, in Paris. Well, it's hot in here as well, but you know, it's the UP, what do you expect ? [] )

Wifey : WHAAAT ? [] Okay, I think I need a life update !(the new job part especially gets me [] ) Good for you ! []

E : Britain should win half the Paralympics, then. In most of those sports people cannot not sit down. []

[ 08-19-2012, 08:34 AM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
This boy keeps me busy (most of the time). []

[ 08-19-2012, 10:53 AM: Message edited by: Braeden Fireheart ]
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Inc'! []
Good to see you! []

Good job with your exam []

And Tolkien conferences? With Adam Tolkien in a fancy castle? []
Good for you - I wish I could have been there, but I guess there would have been too much French for my level []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
[] puppeh []

*dies*
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
As I walked home relatively late last night, I past a load of people and dozens of vehicles digging one of the main streets. That was weird!
 
Posted by Telperaca (Citizen # 4298) on :
 
Job-hunting, again! []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Ugh Telpy, you have my sympathies. I may be joining you in the job market again if my new position doesn't work out! []

Ham, what were they digging for? Digging for coal? Digging for oil? Digging for the love of digging?[/Eddie Izzard paraphrase]
[] []
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
Ballet in Moscow is just [] [] [] [] [] []

Want to see Romeo & Juliet but it's only on in the week when I'm working []

Did I mention that I rather like seeing ballet in Moscow?
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Digging for the sake of digging I think. Although they might have been relaying the road or something. Seems like they've been there for a week, actually. Was odd, though late at night. You know I've often thought that some of the tales from the Silmarillion would make great opera. Or failing that, ballet!
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Beren and Luthien ought to be done as ballet.
With Luthien dancing, as one of the great highlights.
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Unless one was a die-hard Tolkien fan, some people might not have a clue what the plot was about. But as thats very often my reaction any time I see opera, that's fair enough in my eyes. After all I've seen opera of one part of Oddessy. And I'm just supposed to know the rest of it!
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
I've seen a Don Giovanni opera or something. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Just so y'all know, I am a musical genius.
[]

The GF was round my house last night with her ukulele (not a euphemism [] ) and we worked out how to play TO KOKORAKI all by ourselves.

THUS: if anyone wants me to sing animal-noise-related children's songs in Greek while accompanying myself on a tiny guitar, I AM SO THERE.
[] []

[ 08-24-2012, 06:28 AM: Message edited by: Athene ]
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Camera?
Video?
YouTube link?

We need to see your musical geniosity (if that's not a word, it ought to be one) for ourselves ...
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
or we'll just have to descend on Theney and request a musical performance.....
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Well, you know you are all invited for that weekend at the end of September. [] Although I haven't heard anything from my partners in crime, so I actually don't know if that's still going ahead.

*makes the telephone gesture and mouths "call me" at Lilli and 'Inc*
[]
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
Just seen "Giselle" for the third time this year []
Summer ballet season is now over []
Looks like the summer is too-it's raining again.
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Oh don't worry I'm there (for this week-end in September) [] []

CANNOT WAIT []

I just got back from Scotland. Ardnamurchan is lovely. (And so is the rest of Scotland). I LUV IT. []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 

 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Typisk dæ

[]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Are you drunk again ? []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
What a splendid idea:

As I'm going to Lincoln with my honey this weekend, here are a few honey-themed treats for your delectation:
Mead
Oxford Isis Cheese
Waggle Dance Beer
Devon Honey Cake

Sweet! []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
HOLD THE PHONE!
[]
I missed the bit about Inci taking the Most Heinous and Evil Exam of [DOOM]!

YEESSSSSSSS!!! [] [] [] [] []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
quote:
Typisk dæ
I fully agree []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
[]

quote:
Are you drunk again ? []
Not at all. [] Just having fun. [] (It means "how typical of you", lit. "typical you".

I seldom drink these days. [] I prefer getting stoned and game N64. []
 
Posted by Telperaca (Citizen # 4298) on :
 
For me, I assume the best bit about getting stone would probably be getting the munchies. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
[] I don't smoke but I wouldn't mind getting high and playing Portal. That would be awesomesauce.
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
I just read an article that said awesomesauce needs to die.

No, it needs to dye.

Not sure which colour this time though... Green? Purple? []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Good morning!
 
Posted by Telperaca (Citizen # 4298) on :
 
*has the munchies*
[]
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
For breakfast today, I had strawberries and marshmallows dipped in chocolate... []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
That's not breakfast, that's food p*rn.

I had pain au chocolat and a nice tasse de thé.
[]

Oooh, that reminds me: TO THE RECIPE THREAD!
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
I tried to make Souffle as I realised I've never made it before. Not sure I got it quite correct, however. I forgot about the milk for starters. And I think I got the egg white and the yolk the wrong way around. Will have to have another go. It did taste quite nice actually, I just don't think it was Souffle!
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
quote:
I got the egg white and the yolk the wrong way around.
Giving the fact that the white is white, how could that happen ? [] []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Plus the white is the bit that makes it a soufflé. [] I think maybe you made a flat omelette instead.

I have to make a vanilla layer sponge for a child's birthday party this week. [] Why do I volunteer for these things?!
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
I'm a little weirded out that the only mention I've seen of today's date has been on CNN. I know it's eleven years but it feels like yesterday to me. Is that odd, seeing as I'm not even American? []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
I'll just talk to myself.
[]
I was just reading a thread back from 2005 when Wetty accused me of "getting around" because he was going to visit me in my new house.

I've moved twice since then. []

WHAT??? I get itchy feet, or I did until I got my own place. Now I want to stay there FOREVEEEEEERRRRRR. []

[ 09-12-2012, 06:05 AM: Message edited by: Athene ]
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
quote:
*has the munchies* []
[] []

Ditto. Soon. []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
quote:
I have to make a vanilla layer sponge for a child's birthday party this week. Why do I volunteer for these things?!
Why indeed ? [] []

quote:
I'll just talk to myself.
You'd rather write me an e-mail with a life update in it. [] []

quote:
I'm a little weirded out that the only mention I've seen of today's date has been on CNN. I know it's eleven years but it feels like yesterday to me. Is that odd, seeing as I'm not even American?
Well, I'm in New York right now and it was almost un-noticeable. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
OK, I've now found out that it has to have a baby in a wheelbarrow on it as well. [] How the hell am I going to make that out of fondant?
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
Tomorrow I have to bake for our church fete cake stall. Got an exciting new (well new to me anyway) recipe for chocolate fruit cake []

*ponders the bizarre concept of a village fete in the middle of Moscow*
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
I decorated a cake this week... a cheesecake. That someone at The Cheesecake Shop made earlier that day. [] Strawberries & marshmallows were involved. And chocolate, of course. *looks suspiciously at previous post* [] []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
NOSTRILS. WEAVE. NOSTRILS.
[]
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
This is Ham with your cheery Monday morning message! Good morning!
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
quote:
This is Ham with your cheery Monday morning message! Good morning!
Good morning, Hamfast!
Happy Monday! []

[ 09-17-2012, 08:50 AM: Message edited by: Varnafindë ]
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Wednesday. []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Wednesday night. []
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
Thursday afternoon. []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Why, so it is. [] []
 
Posted by Telperaca (Citizen # 4298) on :
 
Blood test tomorrow. Anyone wanna hold my hand?
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
If virtual hand-holding counts, then I can try to provide that []
*hugs*
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
That reminds me I have to take one of those too. []

*has never had a blood test done before* []
*doesn't even know his own blood group* []
*is afraid of having blood pumped out of him* []
*actually did a HIV-test once* []
 
Posted by Telperaca (Citizen # 4298) on :
 
It wasn't too bad, apart from a left over bruise.
2 test-tubes of my precious blood!

Was a bit scared that I might faint whilst walking home. []

HIV-test? []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Telpy!
Good that it wasn't too bad. *hugs again*

And good that you didn't faint []
I think they would have kept you there longer if they thought you might be about to faint.

I found eventually that watching the blood fill up the test-tubes started to make me feel queasy. Since then I've looked the other way instead. []
 
Posted by Telperaca (Citizen # 4298) on :
 
I grabbed a snack...

 -


It wasn't all that they made it out to be. []

[ 09-23-2012, 09:00 PM: Message edited by: Telperaca ]
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
I've done lots of HIV tests-I have to do one every time I apply for a new visa.
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
I've done an HIV-test to be able to stop using protection. It's... quite common, is it not ? []
quote:
Yeah, Elanor, Russia's kind of awful in that prospect. And it's stupid since they have a lot of seropositive people already...


[ 09-25-2012, 09:53 PM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
I've just had a call from Lilli to say she's on her way.
[]
I don't think I need an HIV test. I think I need an overexcitement test!
[] [] []
 
Posted by Lillianna (Citizen # 1843) on :
 
OH MY NAME IS LILLI

I HAV BEEN DRINKING VOOOODKA

I LOVE ATHENE'S CATS MORE THAN LIFE ITSELF

THIS IS THE REAL ACTUAL TRUTH AND NOT AT ALL AS A RESULT OF SOMEONE STEALING MY LAPTOP

ATHENE SAID SHE LIKES BUTT STUFF

AHAHAHAHAHA
 
Posted by Lillianna (Citizen # 1843) on :
 
SHE PROMISED BUTT STUFF

THERE IS NO BUTT STUFF

I AM BEREFT
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
YES IT IS AS BAD AS IT LOOKS

I AM AFRAID FOR MY LIFE

PLEASE COME RESCUE ME

DRUNK RACHEL JUST BURPED
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
THE APOCALYPSE IS HERE

HEAVEN HELP US ALL

LOL
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
OH NOES SHE HAS A FRIGGING HOLE IN HER SOCK

AND (ROLLING ON FLOOR) 'IT'S HER COMPOOTER'

AND SHE IS DOING PUSH-UPS NOW

THERE HAS BEEN A VIDEO RECORDED

[]
 
Posted by Telperaca (Citizen # 4298) on :
 

 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
[]
[]
[]
[]
[]
 
Posted by Telperaca (Citizen # 4298) on :
 
 -

*sends a hug to Brae*

[ 09-30-2012, 02:59 PM: Message edited by: Telperaca ]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
I would just like to point out that the preceding posts were nothing to do with me and any similarity in header smilies is an unfortunate coincidence.
[]
 
Posted by Telperaca (Citizen # 4298) on :
 
Fun times are always a coincidence.
[]

Btw, pics (videos) or it didn't happen! [] []

[ 10-01-2012, 09:18 AM: Message edited by: Telperaca ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
I've been trying to link a video to here, but I can"'t do it from work.... [] []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Oh, which video would that be? [] []

"Hey look, it's Inigo Montoya!"
"Are you going to roll on the floor again?"
".....no."
[]
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
Hm. Now seems an appropriate time to use this gif (I just made it 10mins ago [] )...

 -


[Why yes, that is my 5mth old puppy []
And yes, that is my tumblr url [] ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
quote:
"Are you going to roll on the floor again?"
".....no."

[]

Lilli : "Are you trying to do a video ? 'Coz it's not recording"
Me :"Yes it is" (thinking : You're just drunk...)
Lilli : "I'm telling you it's not ! (thinking : WOOAOAOAOAODRUNKENNESS WOOOP)
Me : "It is !" (thinking : Oh dear Lord.)
Lilli : "Oh okay. LET'S DO PUSH-UPS !" (BRAIN DED. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE)
-Me (to Wifey) "This is priceless."

[ 10-01-2012, 06:49 PM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
*north* []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
[]
*has answered DQ's PM about it, I reckon she'll post soon*
 
Posted by Telperaca (Citizen # 4298) on :
 
[] []


E: [] makes my vision feel weird.

E2: The smiley, not the excitement.

[ 10-01-2012, 08:18 PM: Message edited by: Telperaca ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
*rereads last post*

[]

Did I just type 'reckon' ? I have no recollection of that. []
I think maybe British English is slowly creeping up on my brain.... []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 

 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
OH BLOODY HELL
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
SACRÉ BLEU!
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
SACRED BLUE ? []

Oh, you meant Sacrebleu []

SAPERLIPOPETTE ! []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
[]
You do know that sacrebleu does actually mean "sacred blue", right? Referring to the blue clothing that is associated with the Virgin Mary?
[]
Didn't know it was usually written as all one word though.
[]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
O RLY ? I thought it was a deformation of "Sacré Dieu". Anyway, it's more or less the same. But it's actually pronounced "sacreubleu" and not "sacreybleu". []

I have studied the VOWELS today and I really like this table []

JARNICOTON ! []

[ 10-04-2012, 08:21 AM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
quote:
Wikipédia ne possède pas de modèle avec ce nom.
My linguistic intuition tells me that "Wikipedia does not contain a model with thisname"
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
I can't load it. []

[] ERMAHGERD []

I work with Bad Poetry Guy™ again now. MY ERU HE IS ANNOYING. []

I mean, I'm glad that I don't still have ALL THE FEELINGS, given that he is married and I'm seeing someone lovely. But I had forgotten the constant "banter", which, while initially amusing, wears a little thin in an open plan office when he's talking at the top of his voice for THREE HOURS and anyone using the phone has to actually LEAVE THE BUILDING in order to make themselves heard.

I am actually wearing earplugs today. EARPLUGS. []

DUDE
JUST
SHUT
UP
[]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Link amended. []

I'm sorry, Wifey [] I hope it doesn't ruin your mood of having a great new job with (mostly) good people. []

quote:
ERMAHGERD
[]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
It's cool, I just put my iPod in instead, but now I have to remind myself that the other people can actually hear me, and singing along to BB King in the middle of the office is going to get me this look: []
Quite appropriate that I'm listening to "The Thrill Is gone", though. Boy is it ever.
[] []

How is your day going, O Fount of Theoretical Chemistry Knowledge and Deliciousness? []

[ 10-04-2012, 08:30 AM: Message edited by: Athene ]
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
quote:
ERMAHGERD
= Oh my god

Know your meme
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Oh, wow, I hadn't got that at all. I think we may have reached the bottom of LOLSPEECH there. [] []

Anyway, my day yesterday was fine : got in the lab at 11.15, went for lunch break at 12.10 and taught 4 hours in the afternoon. Then I played Zelda. Good day ! [] [] [] []

But then I had a nightmare about pigeons destroying humanity []

[ 10-05-2012, 07:38 AM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Completely normal. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
[]
BRAE
BRAE
BRAE
YOU NEED THIS
Flying With Cousins Print
YOU NEED IT
*deep breath*
[] [] [] [] []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
I like that vowels table as well, Inc' - learnt it (in English) when I did phonetics (in England), many years ago []

*looks at the Cousin*
[]
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
[]
I guess ducks are the cousins of geese. [] Not that I've spoken to my MT-husband in several years... We probably should've divorced by now. []

[] Shush. Don't tell the kids [not that I've heard from them for a while either [] ].
 
Posted by Nash Rómerandir (Citizen # 2903) on :
 
My favorite old curse in french is:
PALSEMBLEU!
(which, FYI, is a deformed version of "Par le sang bleu" meaning "By the blue blood")

It's IMHO the most ridiculous of them all []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Okay, I have to sign a licence to get a free version of a software, and it has the most hilarious British English. []

quote:
[...] hereinafter referred to as (“LICENCEE”), WHEREBY, CFS desires to grant to LICENCEE and
LICENCEE desires to acquire from CFS a non-exclusive licence
[...]

See what I mean ? And my favorite part is :

quote:
The computer programs, the magnetic tape on which the programs are supplied, and any related documen-
tation, are collectively referred to as “the Software”.

[]
I kind of like the fact that I will have "the Software" on my computer soon. []
 
Posted by Wetwang (Citizen # 1508) on :
 
Yep.... I'm still alive! []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Good to see you, Wetty! []

And good that you're still alive []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
IT LIIIIIVES!!!!
[]
Good to see you, O Less Than Fragrant Swampy One. I imagine it's too much to hope that you've got your internet back? Hope all else is going well and that the Swamplets are happy and healthy.
[]
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
*has just survived another birthday*
*doesn't feel 51 years old*
*has to drink spirits rather than wine or beer since being diagnosed as diabetic-what a a shame!*
*toasted her birthday in cognac therefore*
 
Posted by Nash Rómerandir (Citizen # 2903) on :
 
Alive and rotten at the same time? I thought there was a natural order to such things, Mistress W... []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
New page, six posts, six different people ! W00T ! [] []
 
Posted by Telperaca (Citizen # 4298) on :
 
Make it SE7EN!
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
8
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Make that nine. Posts that is, not pages
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
 -
 
Posted by Nash Rómerandir (Citizen # 2903) on :
 
*gets the strike*

*broke the pattern just to be annoying*

I'm surprised no one did it before, you're loosing your "touch" peeps! []

Edit: But anyone with obsessive compulsive disorder should thank me for stopping it on a nice round number... []

[ 10-16-2012, 08:56 PM: Message edited by: Nash Rómerandir ]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
God, thanks Nash, I've been wanting to post for DAYS but haven't been able to because I already posted on this page.
[]

And now I don't even have anything interesting to say. []
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
Aww. *pats Athene's head* Here, have a pangolin. []

 -
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
YEEEESSSSSS
[]
I KNEW THEY WERE BIPEDAL BUT NO-ONE BELIEVED ME
[] [] [] [] []

Like the mighty Allosaur and all his cousins, the weight of the tail counterbalances the leany-forward posture.

That is great. Thank you. []

[ 10-17-2012, 09:25 AM: Message edited by: Athene ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
quote:
God, thanks Nash, I've been wanting to post for DAYS but haven't been able to because I already posted on this page.
I know, I felt like I got tricked by my own creation. [] [] []

Anyway, I have to post in the Dream thread []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
I wouldn't worry about posting with nothing to say, Theney, I have heard of an entire website were people post with nothing of interest to say, yet millions use it. Called Twitter I believe.
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
The only Twitter accounts worth reading are from inanimate objects: the Mars Rover and Romney's binder each have one. []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
What a lovely pangolin []
 
Posted by Telperaca (Citizen # 4298) on :
 
Ricky Gervais [] offending people with his atheist views is []

quote:
Quick Twitter poll: Who's the best, Justin Bieber or Jesus? Both brilliant, I know, but if you had to choose?
[]

[ 10-21-2012, 06:10 PM: Message edited by: Telperaca ]
 
Posted by Telperaca (Citizen # 4298) on :
 
 -
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
I thought it was because they'd got the next Olympics!

And none of you lot wished me a belated happy birthday, so I'm going to sulk now for-oooh-at least 5 seconds []
 
Posted by Telperaca (Citizen # 4298) on :
 
[] Yoops! Happy Belated Birthday [] [] Here, have a cuppie cake
 -
[]
Scrumptious Bums

[ 10-23-2012, 05:17 PM: Message edited by: Telperaca ]
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
Yummmmmmmmeeeeeee! 'nks!
Not so much a cake, more a birthday party on a plate!!
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
In honour of Halloween, one of my eyes has gone red! []
 
Posted by Telperaca (Citizen # 4298) on :
 
Weird stuff...
Man undergoing a Gay Demon exorcism
Lousy acting! []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
 -

PIIIIIIIINNNNKKKK EEEEYYYYYYYYE! []
 
Posted by Telperaca (Citizen # 4298) on :
 

 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
 -
 
Posted by bombadil (Citizen # 1329) on :
 
Hello, folks!
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Hello, bombadil!
Good to see somebody actually being around these days ... []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
My LinkedIn profile just tried to connect me to Lassë.
[]
HOW DID IT KNOW????
[] []
 
Posted by Lassë (Citizen # 3063) on :
 
... did someone say my name?
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Lassë?!? []
Good to see you!!! []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Lasse ! [] [] [] []

Okay, hi. I haven't posted in a while ! I guess I was too busy recovering from dreaming that some big old fat guy wanted to cook and eat me or that my co-worker had transformed into a giant spider []

But hey, I've moved apartments now ! []

Oh and I will soon be going to California (mid-December) to meet up with some of you... []

Wifey : Actually, probably through the facebook account that you created and deleted 20 minutes later 3 years back. []

[ 11-13-2012, 09:55 AM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
THEEEEEEEEEEERE'S
A bright golden haze on the meadow!
(There's a bright golden haze on the meadow)
The corn is as high as an elephant's EEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYE!
And it looks like it's climbing!
Clear
Up
To
The
SKYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!
[] [] []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
[]

Of course. []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
I think I have just been bamboozled. []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Indeed
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
But is it really a beautiful morning?
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
No. It's a grim and overcast afternoon. But I have grapefruit squash and an 8-pack of highlighters IN GODDAMN MOTHERFLIPPIN RAINBOW ORDER HELLS YES, so that's OK.
[] [] [] [] [] [] [] []
 
Posted by pi (Citizen # 5374) on :
 
except the purples follow the blues...
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Now WHAT did you just do !!! []
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
Actually it's... [] [] [] [] [] [] []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
BBC says pangolin "too ugly" to be saved.
[] [] [] [] []
*goes back to bed*
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
[] @ BBC []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
BOOBIES !
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Happy Tuesday morning! It's a bit of a drip here in north Europe. But lots of interesting birds have been passing outside my window. A mistlete thrush, no less!.
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
And then a Happy Friday Morning []
with frost in Norway. []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Here it's cloudy and quite cold, but fine. []
I get pissed off at people telling me that winter is here. Get your calendar straight, people ! []

I've been teaching a lot lately. Interesting, but tiring. [] []

Some of my students are cute. []

E : Varna, did you post at 4.30 ? [] Have you been sleep-posting again ? []

[ 11-30-2012, 08:48 AM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
*thread invasion by DQ and her army*

Inc, game... We've been waiting since May!

*orcs try to shoo him into the Lits*
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Varna's post says 05.28 here. A little better. []
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
quote:
I've been teaching a lot lately. Interesting, but tiring
That's more or less how I feel about it too! BTW, what do you call "a lot"? I clocked up 49 hours in one week a few weeks ago [] It's funny how even exam prep students like distracting me-I told them they'll do very well if they get any questions on; the British royal family, my health, my wedding, my family or my drug habits!!
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
I had a very early morning that day. []

Since then I've been away for a few days - on a short trip to Brussels. With the staff at work, as a study trip, to - amongst other things - see the European Parliament.

And to do some shopping and other sightseeing as well.

We stayed in a hotel quite close to the Grand Place, and I really like the area! I hope to be able to go back to Brussels some time, and have more time available.
 
Posted by Durthdil (Citizen # 3873) on :
 
*posts*

Just because I thought of you, guys.
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
The Grand Place is nice, but in general I think that Brussels is a very ugly place. Then again, it doesn't mean I don't like the town []

You seem to have had a good time, anyway. Nice ! []

I'll be flying for LA on Friday and spending a few days with Lillianna (along with her new Boy Toy and Aiwendil). We're going to Death Valley, YAY ! [] And then a few days in Vancouver. It's going to be relaxing. []

Nice to see you, Durthdil ! How's it going ?

E : I see you, Gloin []

By the way, I think Elanor should come back to explain her fingernail business... []

[ 12-12-2012, 08:57 AM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Oh, and it's 12/12/12 today ! []
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
Fingernail business....yes, I'd forgotten about that, largely because it's grown back and looks quite normal again. I think it was caused by neuropathy-don't ever get that, because they test for nerve damage by passing electric currents through the affected parts []
Am currently having my blood vessels cleaned, which is a long and tedious(and expensive) business.
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
[]
I think I need to post on here again so that I can catch up with Lilli's love life!
[]
 
Posted by Wandering Tuor (Citizen # 1685) on :
 
I think most of it is covered in this book.

 -
 
Posted by Glóin the Dark (Citizen # 2102) on :
 
I see you too, Inc'oncealable! []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
[]
Right, well as I'm not planning to take all of 2013 off to read it, I'd better get cracking.
*turns first page*
"It was a dark and stormy night."
[]
Uh oh.
[]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Oh, I guess I shouldn't have said 'new', but I meant not the one tshe used to mention in here. But he* hasn't changed AFAIK, but the may have moved in together... []

Maybe I shouldn't have said that []

*I had writted 'it' at first... [] []
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
quote:
but the may have moved in together...

Maybe I shouldn't have said that

She posted about the move on Tumblr. It's public knowledge. []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
quote:
"It was a dark and stormy night."
What a wonderful book []

Perhaps it gets lighter after a while []
 
Posted by Éomer (Citizen # 2824) on :
 

 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
[]
 
Posted by Wetwang (Citizen # 1508) on :
 
I'm still alive......just []
Got man flu so it's 50:50 whether I pull through or not! []
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
[] YOMER! []

Oh, and hi to you Wetwang. Hope you get through your cold. []
 
Posted by Éomer (Citizen # 2824) on :
 
Hey everybody! Been months since I last checked in here, and I was kind of shocked when I checked my post history and discovered it had almost been one year exactly since my last post. []

Of course, now that the first part of The Hobbit is out, I had to come back and see how the haters handled it. []

Sorry you're feeling under the weather, Wetty. Get well soon!
 
Posted by Nash Rómerandir (Citizen # 2903) on :
 
*changes his AFK message to "Off to see The Hobbit"*

What do you mean "there's no AFK messages on bulletin boards"?
Status then?... Neither???
How are we supposed to gloat about something without actually posting about it then?
What do you mean "We can't"?
C'mon don't be ridiculous! That's a built-in feature in anything "Web 2.0"...
[]

(In case you're wondering: yes, I've gone over the edge some time ago...)
*given Wetty's posted recently, suddenly wonders if there isn't an innuendo-esque way of misreading what he just wrote*
(In case you're wondering: yes, I'm paranoid too now...)
*decides he doesn't care after all*
(In case you're wondering: yes, being French, Je-m'en-foutisme saves me a lot of trouble...)

[]

[ 12-19-2012, 10:50 AM: Message edited by: Nash Rómerandir ]
 
Posted by Glóin the Dark (Citizen # 2102) on :
 
*Like*
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
*comment*
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
^
Comments don't need actual content. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
[]
*puts on her crocheted old lady hat*
*gets her grumble on*

You young whippersnappers in the technology age, constantly talking with nothing to say, with your tweets and your status updates.
[] [] []
*remembers she is only 33*
[]
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Going home on Xmas vacation soon. [] []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
*replies to Arta's comment* []

Hey, I'm already in a deserved (I think) holiday. I went with Goddess Lilly to Death Valley and it was awesome. [] [] []
Now I'm in Vancouver, I have a cold and it's raining. It snowed so much yesterday that the whole city was paralysed. So I didn't get to do too much yet. []

Good to see some old, familiar faces around here ! []
 
Posted by Éomer (Citizen # 2824) on :
 
Well, this was fun. See you all next year! []
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 

 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Oh, and I forgot the bet part : I bought a stuffed Okapi ! []
 
Posted by Sauron's Secret Agent (Citizen # 1891) on :
 
Inc - as your pm box is full: are you EVER going to wind up your game up north?
 
Posted by Eledhsúle (Citizen # 1980) on :
 
Just making the rounds. [] If I'm visiting MT I have to visit The Unexpected Party, no way around it! []
 
Posted by Wetwang (Citizen # 1508) on :
 
Merry Christmas everyone [] Or a joyous Yule if you prefer []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Merry Christmas, Wetty, and everyone else!
 
Posted by Éomer (Citizen # 2824) on :
 
Merry Christmas, everybody! []

Okay, now I'll see you all next year. []
 
Posted by Nash Rómerandir (Citizen # 2903) on :
 
Happy Halloween everyone...

What? C'mon! Better late than never!

Okay, okay... I'll wish you a Merry Christmas by Easter at the latest, I promise!

[]
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
I got an iPad. [] Posting from it now.

[] <--- my finger
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
[]

[ 12-30-2012, 02:10 PM: Message edited by: Artaresto ]
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
Happy 2013, UPers! []
 
Posted by Eledhsúle (Citizen # 1980) on :
 
Have a great 2013 everyone!
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Happy New Year! []
 
Posted by Éomer (Citizen # 2824) on :
 
Okay, it's next year now. []

Happy New Year, everyone! []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Ditto!

[]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
[]
 
Posted by Éomer (Citizen # 2824) on :
 
This is some party.
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
 -
 
Posted by Éomer (Citizen # 2824) on :
 
Well now, that looks familiar...

I still have all of those. []
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
I learned how to do gifs (properly) a few months back, but only yesterday did my first smiley-splice. [] Haven't done anymore yet because I don't know how I want them to look. [] *very fussy*
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
*enjoys seeing those smileys again* []
 
Posted by Éomer (Citizen # 2824) on :
 
 -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
 
Posted by Éomer (Citizen # 2824) on :
 
It's unfortunate to see how slow and quiet MT is now. I miss the old days, when MT was always hopping, there was always something fun happening somewhere, and I was king of this place. []

Er, wait...forget about that last part. []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
I feel the same way, even if I didn't get to know the highest activity period here...
But it's still nice to log in from time to time... I've been less active these past few weeks because of guilt about my game up North, but I'm still around of course. []
 
Posted by Éomer (Citizen # 2824) on :
 
I actually spent a good chunk of last night going back through old posts. That led me to looking up various citizens. I had a sad when I realized it's been years since so many of them last visited. []

But yeah, I'd say 2007 was probably the last really good year around here in terms of activity.
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
What's interesting is that most people still lurk and even post, even though their posts can be years and years apart. I guess MT really had an important part in our life, or at least in a part of our life... []

On another (more UP-like) note, last night I dreamt that this guy was being sued for having sexual relationships with cats. [] Of course, the actual acts were on display in the dream. [] []
 
Posted by Éomer (Citizen # 2824) on :
 
Is it bad that my first thought was to make some kind of pu**y joke? []
quote:
What's interesting is that most people still lurk and even post, even though their posts can be years and years apart. I guess MT really had an important part in our life, or at least in a part of our life...
Yeah, it's definitely cool to see people pop in from time to time. And I do agree with your latter sentiment. I was thinking about it last night, and while I'm more active at other fora now, MT is probably the one where I really felt like I was part of a family. It'll always hold a special place in my heart because of that.

I just hope this place sticks around for a while yet. Even though it's not as active as it was in its glory days, we've still got a decent group of folks about. []

[ 01-08-2013, 10:09 AM: Message edited by: Éomer ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
quote:
I just hope this place sticks around for a while yet. Even though it's not as active as it was in its glory days, we've still got a decent group of folks about.
Hear hear ! Well as far as money is concerned, I think that we'll have no problem for the next few years... []

quote:
Is it bad that my first thought was to make some kind of pu**y joke?
Appropriate, I'd say. []

quote:
MT is probably the one where I really felt like I was part of a family.
Yeah, it's interesting how MT does that to you. [] And it was also especially interesting for me because since it's in English, I got to meet people from all around the world, which is great. On French-speaking fora, it's not as diverse - even though we have a girl from Lebannon []

[ 01-08-2013, 11:01 AM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
quote:
there was always something fun happening somewhere, and I was king of this place.

Er, wait...forget about that last part.

If your avatar gets changed (again), you could be king (again). []

quote:
MT is probably the one where I really felt like I was part of a family.
You were part of a family, weren't you? *has no idea where the K&K files are so can't search* []

Or maybe you were just my poolboy... []
 
Posted by Nash Rómerandir (Citizen # 2903) on :
 
So... what's it I'm supposed to wish you all by now...

Happy Thanksgiving? Nah... can't be.

Merry Christmas then? yeah, probably...

(All the best for 2013! [] )
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Happy January the 8th ! []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
*pops in, from time to time*
[]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
WIFEY ! [] [] []

I need to write you an e-mail. How are things going with you ? []

Okay, today I was vacuum-cleaning the room where we keep all the computer clusters, and at some point the vacuum-cleaner stopped and started emitting fumes... []
 
Posted by Éomer (Citizen # 2824) on :
 
quote:
If your avatar gets changed (again), you could be king (again).
Ha! Every time I suggest the idea at least someone says I shouldn't do it, so I might just say to heck with it and keep what I've got. Like I said in the avatar thread, at this point in MT's life there probably isn't much use in changing avatars.

Speaking of which, though, it still annoys me that the movie did nothing to suggest Éomer succeeding Théoden as King of Rohan. All they had to do was put that crown on him during that scene! []
quote:
Or maybe you were just my poolboy...
Oh, is that what we're calling it now?  -
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
We seem to have gotten a bit busy recently!
 
Posted by Éomer (Citizen # 2824) on :
 
You're welcome. []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
I'm even posting from work ! [] I was always disappointed because when I started working MT started being very slow, so I couldn't properly postcrastinate here while at work. []

I had another weird dream last night. My nights have been very active for the past couple of weeks, I don't know why. []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Perhaps you have too little to do at work, so you have to be active at night-time instead? []
 
Posted by Wetwang (Citizen # 1508) on :
 
If someone replies in the next 15 minutes I'll tell them a secret []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Am I too late? []
 
Posted by Wetwang (Citizen # 1508) on :
 
Yes! []
 
Posted by Sauron's Secret Agent (Citizen # 1891) on :
 
Inc!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Posted by Éomer (Citizen # 2824) on :
 
Busted. []
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
ok, maybe I'm a bit late for New Year, but this Sunday is Old New Year in Russia (by that I think they mean New Year according to the old calendar, but I think it's just an excuse for an extra p**s-up)
Happy Old New Year, everyone!  -  - Sadly, I can no longer drink wine or beer, but I'll raise a glass or 3 of whiskey, which is allowed.
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
 -

Seriously, this is the best emoticon ever! []
 
Posted by EowynatHeart (Citizen # 3437) on :
 
*peeps in the window*

*falls through the window*
[]
*jumps up*
I meant to do that!!!
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Hi EaH !! []

I went to a Final Fantasy music concert yesterday it was amazing. [] [] [] I want to do or redo all the games now. []
*may be listening to some more FF music on his iPod right now* []
 
Posted by Éomer (Citizen # 2824) on :
 
Hey EaH! Good to see you.

That's awesome, Inc! Have you ever heard of the Black Mages? They were a band formed by Nobuo Uematsu and some other Square composers, and played Final Fantasy songs rearranged into a more hard rock style. They released three albums, I believe, before disbanding. Fun stuff. []
 
Posted by Wandering Tuor (Citizen # 1685) on :
 
[]

OK I got a chuckle out of this.

EDIT: If the first few seem meh you have to see the Halloween costume (near the end).

[ 01-14-2013, 06:53 PM: Message edited by: Wandering Tuor ]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Um, a helicopter just crashed into one of our landscaping sites.
[]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21040410

None of our guys hurt, but lots of other people are. I guess, that's it for work for the day? []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Wow, I heard about this this morning [] but didn't expect that it would have happened in a place related to someone I know ! []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Sick. At home. Can't sleep. Ugh. []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Still sick !
Staying at home for three days seeing no-one and not going out is bad for you. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
It really is. [] I was alone for a couple of days off ill and I could feel the dreaded black dog starting to creep in at the edges.

All the anxiety about work and the fear that my lovely GF is a golddigger/stalker/serial killer coming back. Stupid stuff. Completely evaporated when I came back to work yesterday and remembered that a) she is awesome and b) I am awesome.

I'm not even that sociable but it is definitely good to be around other people. []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
quote:
All the anxiety about work and the fear that my lovely GF is a golddigger/stalker/serial killer coming back. Stupid stuff.
Yeah exactly. I'm also afraid that everyone is going to think that I'm just pretending to be sick. Then again, I got a co-worker on the phone, and from the way I sounded I think she believed me. []
(if you want to know, my voice sounds like a 90-year-old man dying of throat cancer due to heavy smoking trying to imitate a zombie [] )

quote:
Completely evaporated when I came back to work yesterday and remembered that a) she is awesome and b) I am awesome.
That is correct. []

[ 01-23-2013, 05:14 PM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Inc.com []

They use a period and not an apostrophe though. []
 
Posted by EowynatHeart (Citizen # 3437) on :
 
*pops in to have a drink*

Sure is quiet in here......*crickets* *tree frogs* *caddie dids* *hoot owls* *coyotes howling* []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
I know what you mean! []
"Oh I sound ill, everyone will think I am putting it on!"
"Oh, I don't sound ill, everyone will think that there's nothing wrong with me!"

YOU CANNOT WIN AGAINST YOUR BRAIN
[]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
That's pretty much it. []

I need to do something about my sleeping pattern. I may try to work at night and sleep during the day. [] []
 
Posted by Wetwang (Citizen # 1508) on :
 
I spy a bun fight brewing up north []
 
Posted by Nash Rómerandir (Citizen # 2903) on :
 
*Misread the above message, simply adding an extra "s" somewhere*

Why would anyone fight using that part of one's anatomy? []

(FYI, I did misread and, not knowing that particular expression, did wonder what Wetty's sick mind had came up with this time...)

[]
 
Posted by Wetwang (Citizen # 1508) on :
 
[]
[]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
I need help, wordsmiths! Is there a word for the following phenomenon:

You are doing something banal like driving or loading the washing machine, and you start to wonder why there is something rather than nothing, then the whole universe seems rather surreal and superficial and you feel like you're falling down the rabbit hole, and there is a physical revulsion that makes you have to stop thinking about it?

Is there a word for that? []
 
Posted by Wetwang (Citizen # 1508) on :
 
The word you're looking for is ......"LIFE" []
 
Posted by Wandering Tuor (Citizen # 1685) on :
 
Having one of these days, dear? []

 -
 
Posted by Nash Rómerandir (Citizen # 2903) on :
 
Well, I don't see a single word for that...

But I can describe the process in 3 words:

Boredom -> Epiphany -> Denial

[]
 
Posted by Glóin the Dark (Citizen # 2102) on :
 
There's a word for it in German, of course, but it's basically just the description you gave with all of the spaces removed and a generous peppering of umlauts.
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Übersturmvierhimmelmüllangstspargelmauerblümchenkäseverkäuferhoffnungsvolleselebensraumfallendetraurigkeit?
[]
Yeah, I'm having one of those days.
[]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
So last week I missed 3 days of work because of a bad cold. []
This week I missed 2 and a half days of work because of stomach flu. [] []

And now my throat is killing me. []

What is going on ??? []
 
Posted by Éomer (Citizen # 2824) on :
 
Payback for making people wait on the results of the Rare Entries game. []

Seriously, though, I hope you start feeling better soon! []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Yeah, I should probably think about lifting that curse I put on you. [] Awkward.

[ 01-31-2013, 10:32 AM: Message edited by: Athene ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
That was a cheap shot, even more considering that neither of you played that session. []

Nevertheless, point taken. Set me free please ? [] []

Anyway, F*** you karma I bought my tickets to Japan ! WOOZAH ! []

E : I was just looking at the first post quotes, and I found this from you, Wifey : "I am not flexible enough to eat with my ass.”.

I sure don't remember this ! [] []

[ 01-31-2013, 12:21 PM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
I'm almost afraid to find out what the context for that quote was.
[]
SAVE THE BEES!!!
[] [] []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Well I am not sure how it could be worse than without a context. []
 
Posted by Éomer (Citizen # 2824) on :
 
My quote was deliberately designed to end up there in the opening post. []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Good Friday morning!
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Happy February!
 
Posted by Éomer (Citizen # 2824) on :
 
quote:
Good Friday morning!
What do you mean? Do you mean to wish us a good morning, or do you mean that it is a good morning whether we want it or not? Or perhaps you mean to say that you feel good on this particular morning? Or are you simply stating that this is a morning to be good on? []

[ 02-01-2013, 10:54 AM: Message edited by: Éomer ]
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
Plus Good Friday isn't until late March. []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
[] @ Yomer
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
What do you mean? Do you mean to wish us a good morning, or do you mean that it is a good morning whether we want it or not? Or perhaps you mean to say that you feel good on this particular morning? Or are you simply stating that this is a morning to be good on?

All of them at once! Mind, it's goodnight, now!

[ 02-01-2013, 11:47 PM: Message edited by: Hamfast Gamgee ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Hum. I am apparently cured. I'm kind of afraid to jinx it. []

I had complicated dreams last night involving characters from Sex and the City. Is it really my type to frolic with famous girls ? [] Apparently so. []
 
Posted by Éomer (Citizen # 2824) on :
 
You watch Sex and the City? []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
I have.

Is it that suprising ? [] []
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
Just found this... completely UP-appropriate lamp. []
quote:
One Man Shy Lamp
Yes, that is his on/off switch. His head will illuminate under the repositionable shade, once you turn him on. It doesn’t take much to brighten up Mr. P’s day. In fact, you only need to push on one little thing to make him glow warmly! This humorous accent light is sure to be a conversation piece.

[]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Sick AGAIN. []

It's okay, I've only missed 7 days of work out of the last 14 business days. []
 
Posted by Nash Rómerandir (Citizen # 2903) on :
 
*had a strange piece of dialog running through his head after seeing Brae's post*

Her - (exhausted) I'm pretty sure that bulb's burnt out!
Him - (grinning) No it's not! Just keep on flicking that switch...

[ 02-08-2013, 03:02 PM: Message edited by: Nash Rómerandir ]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
*clears throat*
[]
I like big butts and I cannot lie
You other brothers can't deny
That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist
And a round thing in your face
You get SPRUNG
Wanna pull out your tough
'Cause you noticed that butt was stuffed
Deep in the jeans she's wearing
I'm hooked and I can't stop staring
Oh baby, I wanna get with you
And take your picture
My homeboys tried to warn me
But that butt you got makes me so horny
Ooh, Rump-o'-smooth-skin
You say you wanna get in my Benz?
Well, use me, use me
'Cause you ain't that average groupie
I've seen them dancing
To hell with romancing
She's sweat, wet,
Got it going like a turbo 'Vette
I'm tired of magazines
Saying flat butts are the thing
Take the average black man and ask him that
She gotta pack much back
So, fellas! YAY! Fellas! YAY!
Has your girlfriend got the butt? HELL YES!
Tell 'em to shake it! SHAKE IT Shake it! SHAKE IT
Shake that healthy butt!
Baby got back!
[]
You're welcome.
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Interestingly, I listened to that song on Saturday. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Yeah, like you don't every Saturday. []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
[]
[]

YAY I'm going to be able to get married soon ! [] []

Well, yeah no I don't want to but I'd like to have the option. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
[] Exactly my reaction. I will probably be able to in the next year. let's hope the GF doesn't already have a dress picked out... [] Ha, no, I'm sure she doesn't.
[]
[]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Oh yeah that's true you too !

What's going on here compared to what's going on in the UK is kind of shameful for us. []

Okay now my nose is full of blood. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Well, we don't have any riots, but that's just because we're so diffident and self-deprecating. [] What we have instead is pompous religious leaders explaining how super important it is that their beliefs should trump our civil rights. []

To which I reply: [] []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
[] Interesting.

Whereas here it's the right-wing political leaders who say this. []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Lets be grateful at at least one of them didn't win the French election last year!
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
I want to be up at 6.30 tomorrow Sunday morning. To go to see some birdsong the Norfolk coast. Which is very cold. But will be worth it if I can boost my bird count!
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
You do bird-spotting?
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
I was in Berkshire the other day, in Cookham, right next to the Thames, and within 500 metres stumbled (almost literally) on two birds I had heard and heard of but never seen before:

The very sweet and rather friendly little egret:

 -

And most astonishingly, standing in the middle of the river up to his unmentionables, and rather cross at some madwoman pointing and squealing at him while he was trying to fish, one of these:

 -
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Wow, did you take those pictures ? They look great ! [] (Or should I say egreat ? [] )

But I'm afraid I don't know what the second bird is. [] []
 
Posted by Wetwang (Citizen # 1508) on :
 
No way you saw a bittern; you lucky, lucky person []
There is a breeding colony of little egrets just down the road from me. They are resident 12 months of the year []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
I did not take the photos, alas. If I had they would have been blurry and probably would not include any actual birds, as I am a terrible photographer. []

I saw a bittern, standing in a tributary of the Thames, in the middle of the day, not remotely bothered by the people walking over the bridge. [] I couldn't believe my eyes at first, because it was clearly some kind of heron by the way it was standing, but was just too squat and brown to be anything else. My one didn't have as bright a buff throat as that picture, I guess because it was winter. []

Never seen one before, and never expected to. I've heard them as a child out on the marshes of Somerset, but that's all.
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Yes, I do like to do a bit of birding now and again, but I'm not an expert. A little bit like my writing. But Clays was interesting, though not as cold as I had been lead to believe. In fact during the day I was quite tempted to strip out of my birding gear into my beaching gear, but I'm glad I didn't perhaps it got a bit chilly later on. I did see a few interesting things some I don't normally see, but not everything. I saw 33 species of birds, but my mate John(not his real name) from the pub saw 78! It probably was a bit too warm really as I didn't see Marsh harrier or Snowbuntings which was a little sad. But it was definetely interesting. And I did like the genual ambiance of the place.
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Typical Snöwdog posting spree around the forum, I see. []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Typical, if sporadic. Was partying unexpectedly... []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Oh I see. Well, knowing nothing about birds, I couldn't know if the ones I see are rare or not. [] So I judge them on their looks and am happy if they're pretty. []

On another note, I've just spent four days skiing. I somewhat broke my wrist on the third day, but still got to ski the following day. [] []

2013 is not a good year health-wise so far []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Going skiing in Austria (again [] ) next week! []

I won't break anything. Hurting while skiing is impossible. [] <--Yup
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
25mins into 2nd of March here...

[] HAPPY BIRTHDAY ATHENE & SHERL! []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Belated Happy Birthday wishes to both of you!
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Thank you very much! Had a bit of a bash, it went very well.
[]
Made the BFG (black forest gateau) to end all BFGs, and even though some people cancelled it all got eaten. Om nom nom.
[]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
I'm sorry I didn't have the opportunity to write to you on your birthday, but I thought about you a lot []

We have to meet up soon ! *puppy eyes* [] []

I have so much to do those days... I can't keep up. [] I need a vacation. []
Thankfully, I have some in a week. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Heheh, I just sent you a video called "Dansons la Capucine". []

I recommend to everyone that you google it. And then watch it again a few times and giggle.

POOM!
[]
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
I'll google it later when it's ... more convenient []

And then watch and giggle.
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
*Walks by and sees through the windows there are only a few UP guests left. Sees the light go off and the windows go dark.*

*Head down, turns and walks away kicking a stone lying on the sidewalk only then realizing he’s barefoot. erghmf. Where did I leave my shoes?* Oh, yeah.

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[ 03-31-2013, 02:58 AM: Message edited by: Aiwrendel ]
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Double boo! Double poke thread!
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
quote:
Heheh, I just sent you a video called "Dansons la Capucine".
I have watched it now. []
(I'm fairly certain what I got at the top of the google list is what you sent [] )
It's certainly ... giggleworthy []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
WE NEED STUFF TO HAPPEN HERE !

I mean, I would tell you stuff about my life, but nothing exciting has happened lately. [] But I need to be entertained, please ! []

I'm going to a course to learn how to "read fast". I wonder what they're going to teach us for 3 whole days [] I already read pretty fast, so I don't know if it will have any effect. We'll see []
 
Posted by Nash Rómerandir (Citizen # 2903) on :
 
*walks in*

*picks someone at random*

*draws a gun and shoots the random victim*

ARE YOU ENTERTAINED NOW?

*looks around*

Why so serious?

... []

Yeah... Maybe I should stop watching movies/series and playing games set in distopian universes.
I think the fact that what I wrote above is the very first thing that came to my mind after reading "I need to be entertained" is proof I should consider watching something else.

*puts the DVD of Amélie Poulain in the player* []

[ 03-29-2013, 04:26 PM: Message edited by: Nash Rómerandir ]
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Nothing has been happening here recently. Although there are those that argue that nothing is something so something has happened!
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
quote:
*draws a gun and shoots the random victim*

One of the cats, or...?

O Elbereth! Gilthoniel! Wait! *whew* They're just asleep.

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It's a good thing nothing happens around here.
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Happy Friday everyone. []
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SHE WILL HULA
WHEN YOU HAVE A LOVELY GIFT SHE WANTS
YOU'LL HEAR HER SAY
BRING ME A PINEAPPLE THAT DOESN'T STING
A BIRD THAT SWIMS
A FISH THAT SINGS
I WANNA I REALLY WANNA
AND YOU CAN WACKLE ALL YOU WANNA
WHILE I HULA ALL THE DAY AWAAAAAAY
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
[]

That was weird.

Wifey I miss you ! [] We need to see each other soon. []

I want to meet Varna again too ! []

So many places to go, so many people to see, so little time. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
So you're very busy?

As am I, Robert, and yet - here we are.

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Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Lovely hula picture!

Yes, meeting again would have been good []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Yeah, I'm busy, and I'm even busier now that Aiwendil is here for a week before going back to Vancouver. [] [] [] [] []

But yeah, I'm here, because, well, a guy needs a break sometimes []

I really should lose the habit to write a message here and then assume no-one's going to reply on the same day. That only makes it happen more. So I'll be around as much as possible today. []

How are things going on with you guys ? A friend of a friend got badly beaten up in Paris because he was walking arm in arm with his ex-boyfriend in the street. []

On another note, I'm going to Japan in three weeks and I have to decide what I'll do there.
 
Posted by Telperaca (Citizen # 4298) on :
 
Hi everyone. It's been a while...

I have good news and sad news.

Good news is that I got engaged.

Sad news is that my dad passed away. He had a long term medical condition and in the last 9 months his health was declining. The doctors had given us 48hours near the end and we were very lucky to get that time with him. His whole family managed to come to visit him (that was the most touching part, and really helped me to realise how important family is. There's always going to be politics, but when it matters they're always there for each other). Been an emotional roller coaster.

Hope everyone's ok! My love to everyone. []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Good to see you, Telpy! *hugs*
Congratulations on your good news! []
Do come back and give us more details!

And my sympathy for your sad news. No wonder it's been an emotional roller coaster. []
Great that you were able to have that time together for the leave-taking. Yes, some matters are above politics.

With me, things are as usual, meaning basically fine. Lots to do at work, as always, but I like my job, and I like my colleagues, so it's fine.
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
The Unexpected Party - The Silence ... []
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
"The Unexpected Silence"
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH []

Anyway, I wanted to answer to Telpy's post, but I forgot. Will do it later today. []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
I saw the London marathon at the weekend!
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
quote:
BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
Did someone step on a sheep?
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
I just wanted to tell you, Telpy that it's good that your family was able to put their quarrels on the side and that people were there for each other. I can tell you it's not always the case, and to me I think 'family' has lost almost all meaning...

In any case, I'm sending some [] your way.

Apart from that, I did not walk on a sheep. Poor thing ! [] But I am going to Japan again on Sunday, were I hope I'll be walking on a lot of things. []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Is that an innuendo? []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
I don't know, I don't really know what I meant. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
I like this game... []

I'm going over to site now with some metal paint... []
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
The Unintended Innuendo? []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
The Intended Unnuendo. []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Unattended Inundieendo
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Ray Harryhausen has died.
[]
PLEASE DO NOT POKE THE YMIR []
THE YMIR: PLEASE DO NOT POKE HIM []
PARTICULARLY TODAY AS HIS CREATOR IS NO MORE []
AND HE HAS A SAD []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Have a nice weekend!
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Looks around and sees everyone asleep in bean-bag chairs...

*Unexpected Dead Party*
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
*opens one eye*
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
*Closes one eye, then opens again*
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Not so much Unexpected Dead party. And now I'm exhausted after that posting spree! []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
*Expected Dead Party*
 
Posted by Wandering Tuor (Citizen # 1685) on :
 
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Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Dead Flowers
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
So many arrows. []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Don't tell King Harold.
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Ha ha! For a brief moment I owned the place! []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
I'll let you do so for a few hours! []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Was hoping el norte would get livened up a bit.
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
OK, I posted in the other thread about something that I saw written on a dirty white van, that I saw on my way to work today. []

However, that is not the only awesome thing I have seen written on dirty white vans this week. []

Yesterday, I saw one where someone had written (imaginatively) "clean me". []

Underneath, someone much more talented had created a spot-on portrait of Grumpy Cat™, with the word NO printed neatly underneath. []

Of course, now the van can never be cleaned. []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Gotta love dirty white vans and finger art!
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
That's awesome ! []

Okay I'm back from Japan. Amazing yes it was ! [] []
Well first of all it was 25-30°C and sunny as opposed to the high of.... 9,5°C and rain we got here on Friday. []
I may post some pictures later when I have uploaded them to.... Facebook. []

People have changed the lights in my stairway from normal (as with switches) to movement-detector-fancy-useless-technology stuff. I don't know exactly what happened, but three days later the lights started blinking non-stop. Thank God I'm not an epileptic. []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Wat. []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Double post kurwa

[ 06-10-2013, 01:47 PM: Message edited by: Artaresto ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
[]
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Time elapsed since last post. []

[]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
What is kurwa, preciousssss ? []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
I don't know but it sounds damn saucy! Or some fish perhaps?
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
Saucy wench?
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
*Googled it days ago* []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
*prefers having an explanation from the poster* []
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
Good point.
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Question to the audience: there was an advert, possibly in the late 1990s, which consisted of a series of little people made of fruit in a conga line, saying the words "fruit, tempting fruit" over and over.

Does anyone remember the product that was advertised? []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
I have no idea, but that seems like a weird commercial. []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Inc': Polish equivalent to f**k.

[]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
I should have known. []

Question/Game : Who whill guess (no cheating) which of the US states has the lowest highest point, and which has the highest lowest point ? []
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
Guessing (no research)...
Highest low point - Hawaii
Lowest high point - Iowa
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Both wrong. [] []

Well, Hawaii is an archipelago, so it's highest lowest point is zero meter. Not a good guess. [] []
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
The lowest point in Hawaii is at sea level. Name a state in which no part of it is below sea level. If every other state has a portion of it that is below sea level then Hawaii has the highest low point.

What does it being an archipelago have to do with it? It’s still a state.

Anyway, that's where I got my guess (read: SWAG). Iowa was just a WAG.
[]
 
Posted by Wandering Tuor (Citizen # 1685) on :
 
Kansas or Nebraska for the lowest-high, and Utah maybe for highest low?
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Yeah I just meant that its low point cannot not be 0 meter because it's an island. I understand why you guessed that now, but actually there are actually only two states that include places with altitude below sea-level, it's actually not that common at all in the world. []

Anyway, Nebraska and Kansas are flat, that's for sure, but their flatness isn't (apparently) that low. []

Hint : High points are usually away from the sea -- that's a hint valid for both questions. []

If that makes you feel better, I wouldn't have guessed either answer answer, even if I think I had heard about the lowest high point before.
 
Posted by Wandering Tuor (Citizen # 1685) on :
 
Florida. [] Or Rhode Island maybe. And -- Colorado? Except Colorado has desert areas.
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
There are only two states with areas below sea level? I didn’t imagine that but it’s a good hint. (I think)

I’m pretty sure Death Valley is below sea level so I’ll say Nevada (I think it’s in Nevada) has the lowest highest point.

The highest lowest point might be in a mountainous state. I’ll guess, um, hmmm. Wait. No state is completely mountainous. Argh. WAG: Montana.

I give up. []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
And we have a winner ! [] Florida it is for lowest high point, and Colorado it is for highest low point. [] []

WT, I should have known this question would lure you here. [] And also that you would win. []

Aiwrendel, actually most of Death Valley is in California, some little bits of it being in Nevada. But you were thinking of lowest low point when you guessed that ! It is kind of bamboozling. []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
It all slopes upward to the west. The highest point in Kansas is right close to the Colorado border.
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
I'm bored. Someone entertain me now. []

Please. []

I'm going to Alaska this summer ! [] Just for a few hours though. []
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
Chestnuts, Precious?
Some old, tired riddles grabbed from the first Google result. (Not good but fast.) This should last one or two posts. []
No cheating.

#1
What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?


#2
You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat?


#3
What goes up and down the stairs without moving?


#4
What can you catch but not throw?


#5
I can run but not walk. Wherever I go, thought follows close behind. What am I?


#6
What's black and white and red all over?


#7
What goes around the world but stays in a corner?


#8
I have holes in my top and bottom, my left and right, and in the middle. But I still hold water. What am I?


#9
Give me food, and I will live; give me water, and I will die. What am I?


#10
The man who invented it doesn't want it. The man who bought it doesn't need it. The man who needs it doesn't know it. What is it?
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Heehee, fun.

#3 the stairs' rug ?
#4 a cold ?
#8 a sponge ?
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
#1 A towel

#2 The only thing I can think of is corn-on-the-cob, because you peel the leaves off first? That doesn't seem right though.

#3 A handrail

#4 A disease []

#5 Well it's definitely not FOX News. [] Stupidity follows close behind that.

#6 A newspaper! (yay homophones)

#7 A Roomba that has got stuck! OK, that is not my real guess. [] I don't have a real guess.

#8 Agree on the sponge guess []

#9 The Wicked Witch of the West?

#10 A coffin? []
 
Posted by Wandering Tuor (Citizen # 1685) on :
 
#9 is "fire", probably, but I want to hear what #5 and #7 are.

Also: Booo homophones when they're written out. []
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
I think #9 is supposed to be fire. But not all fires can be put out with water; in fact, water can make some fires worse. So... I'm going to go with Athene's guess. []

And #7 is postage stamp. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
#9 might have been a bit obvious if it had gone:
"If you give me food I will live. If you give me water I will die. Unless my food is chip fat, in which case, srsly guys, don't put water on me because I will totes destroy your kitchen. What am I?"

[]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
[]

You guys are very good at this. [] I guess I shouldn't be too surprised.

Wifey, you owe me an e-mail ! [] []
 
Posted by Wandering Tuor (Citizen # 1685) on :
 
I get longer when pulled,
I fit between a woman's breasts,
I can be inserted neatly into a hole,
and I work best when jerked.
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
Apt riddle for this thread. []

*knows the answer but doesn't want to spoil the fun* []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
*sucks at riddles* []
*is good at taking naps* []
*will do the latter, then* []

Someone had better guess that while I'm asleep ! []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Is it weird that my first thought was
[] HER PULSATING AORTA []
???

[makes notes on hand]"Yes, that was weird," they said[/makes notes on hand]

[]
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
Sorry I'm late with these but a storm blew out my Internet until this morning, and now I'm working. []

Inc'
#3 What goes up and down the stairs without moving?
the stairs' rug ?
Correct!
#4 What can you catch but not throw?
a cold ?
Correct!
#8 I have holes in my top and bottom, my left and right, and in the middle. But I still hold water. What am I?
a sponge ?
Correct!

Athene
#1 What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?
A towel
Correct!

#2 You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat?
The only thing I can think of is corn-on-the-cob, because you peel the leaves off first? That doesn't seem right though.
Correct!
Also a chicken.

#3 What goes up and down the stairs without moving?
A handrail
Buuuuzzzz! A handrail goes up and down the stairway but not the stairs.

#4 What can you catch but not throw?
A disease
Correct. The specific answer is a cold but I guess any disease will do.

#5 I can run but not walk. Wherever I go, thought follows close behind. What am I?
Well it's definitely not FOX News. Stupidity follows close behind that.
Buuuuzzzz!

#6 What's black and white and red all over?
A newspaper! (yay homophones)
Correct! (There are at least four answers for this one)

#7 What goes around the world but stays in a corner?
A Roomba that has got stuck! OK, that is not my real guess. I don't have a real guess.
Buuuuzzzz!

#8 I have holes in my top and bottom, my left and right, and in the middle. But I still hold water. What am I?
Agree on the sponge guess
Correct!

#9 Give me food, and I will live; give me water, and I will die. What am I?
The Wicked Witch of the West?
Excellent! Not what I was looking for but, hey, why not?

#10 The man who invented it doesn't want it. The man who bought it doesn't need it. The man who needs it doesn't know it. What is it?
A coffin?
Correct!

Wandering Tuor and Braeden Fireheart
#9 Give me food, and I will live; give me water, and I will die. What am I?
"fire"
Correct. And you're also right about certain fires except those don’t exist in the Third Age, []

Braeden Fireheart
#7 What goes around the world but stays in a corner?
is postage stamp
Correct!
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
When I first read the Hobbit, I didn't get a single riddle correct!
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
Neither did I.

And...No one has guessed #5...
I can run but not walk. Wherever I go, thought follows close behind. What am I?

Or Wandering Tuor's brilliantly ambiguous riddle.
A plumber's snake? um Nah.
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
A river?
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
You guys, sorry to take away from the riddle talk but I have just invented a new cocktail. [] It's called the Tigglesworth Improv Mojito, because it is made from things I already had in my cupboards, 'fridge or garden:

1. Put some ice cubes in a bag and hit them with a lump hammer from the shed. Pour the bits into a little tumbler.
2. Pick a handful of mint. Not spearmint, you pervert, peppermint. Spearmint, ugh. Tear it up and put it in the glass with the ice.
3. Add a small spoonful of brown sugar and a good slug of dark rum. You know, the one you swore you only ever used for cooking, haha.
4. Cast around in the 'fridge for anything else you can use. Find a jar of stem ginger. Smile like a supervillain. Pour some of the delicious sticky gingery syrup into the glass.
5. Top up with the end of a bottle of Sicilian lemonade and shake some extra lemon juice over the top because it's not quite zingy enough.
6. Stir and consume.

[] [] []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Surely it will get a cock in your tail for sure!

And now for something completely different... a man with a tape recorder up his nose...
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
My. It's been many years since I've seen that, and it's still funny.

I still think The Argument Clinic is one of the all time best.
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
I suppose that as this is not Twitter or Facebook and few are here to read this, I can have a moan about work without fear of libel action! But what a day yesterday was. After weeks of not doing it, I was suddenly thrust back into making cake sponges. Which meant I took longer and I wasn't sure how many of them turned out like. I made 12 bags and I will let you know later how many of them were actually used. I have a horrid feeling a few will end up as waste!
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
quote:
I still think The Argument Clinic is one of the all time best.
No it isn't.
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Bitchin' about work? Thats so 5 milliseconds ago!
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
So what happened to the cake sponges?
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
Good question.
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Yes, cake-related news always welcome. []

I hung three bird feeders on the tree by my back fence, and now that I am working from home I get to watch the comings and goings of my avian neighbours. Things I have discovered:
[]

[ 07-12-2013, 12:27 PM: Message edited by: Athene ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
You're working from home now ? [] [] Did I know about that ? []

Aiwendil is so lucky, he saw six baby raccoons the other day with their mother when he was going back home from work. I'm jealous. []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Double posting.

I drove for 7+ hours on Sunday, and at around 11 pm in the suburbs of Paris I almost drove on a hedgehod that was crossing the road. Thankfully, he was between my wheels. []
I hope he's okay. []

HEDGEHOGS ARE THE CUTEZT. []

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Look at his claws ! []

(Wow, looking for this picture I found a link in my previously visited web pages list that said "Onykia_ingens_with_erect_penis". I'm at work. I'm a little frightened. [] )

E : Did I just break the Internetz ? []

[ 07-16-2013, 07:58 AM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
LOOK AT HIS LITTLE NOSE

LOOK AT IT

[]
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Yesterday's Hedgehog.... one of the best radio shows on 4ZzZ!
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
quote:
Yesterday's Hedgehog....
I thought you were going to follow with, "It's what's for dinner."
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
quote:
HEDGEHOGS ARE THE CUTEZT []
I second that []

I had to save a baby hedgehog once - it was with its mum just where we were going to park the car in the parking house under the block of flats where we live.

Mum ran away, but the little one just curled up to frighten the car and defend itself. I pushed it with my toe so that it rolled away into safety ...
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
And in this way the animal was saved and the game of football (soccer) invented at the same moment
[]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Hey from Montreal !
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
This Unexpected Party is like a 1970's bong-a-thon with everyone falling asleep in their bean-bag chairs..... []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
quote:
And in this way the animal was saved and the game of football (soccer) invented at the same moment
[]
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
I am learning polish in my free time/at work. [] Cue incentive to make MT active through a random, off-topic (even for UP), not-necessarily-layman-terms post. []

Human tutoring comes in form of polish scaffolder colleagues, who help me gain the vocabulary. They cannot give me satisfactory answers concerning most grammatical matters*, but they know if I am right or not. I like grammar very much (especially noun cases - Polish has seven!), so without skilled linguists at work Polish Wiktionary and Google Translate serve as my key grammar tutors. []

Observed language traits:

I hope at least one person here at MT has an eye for language or grammar, else this post may be very dull. However, UP cannot only be loaded with innuendos. And if I'm lucky, Dís Thrain's Daughter is lurking and observing interest in her language.

Yes, I have lack of sleep at the present. Even when this bestowed me with OCD-class perfectionist ability, to the degree an hour of work was required, I still had fun. []


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*Not surprisingly, really. Native speakers tend to speak what is right without having to offer thoughts about which case or which tense a word should take. I, on the other hand, need to consciously memorize inflection and declension patterns before a "feel" for the language is gained.

**As strictly opposed to English (and frequently Norwegian) with it's total disregard for correspondence between letters and sound (phoneme) - in 'cancer', the letter 'c' serves two properties; a prime example of a phonemic inconsistency. [] (I suppose this is a reason why Poles generally write more correctly than native English speakers in informal channels such as Twitter: The word corresponds to a given letter cluster, moreover, reading Polish is simple when the phonetic value the 32 letters and certain digraphs is known! This is opposed to English dualities like: you/u, hair/here, heir/ear where word pairs represent the same phoneme. AE simplifications of BE is also applicable, and smart: donut is phonemically more precise than doughnut

***Like the Polish use of 'm' or 'i' in instrumental, locative and/or dative cases. I find similar use in the Old Norse and German dative case - which historically absorbed both instrumental (mit, bei) and locative (auf, an, aus) case properties. [] Yes, you did need to know!)

****Not referenced. [] I'll give you +3 Internetz for your troubles
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
That post should count as 1 month of activity. [] []
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
How do you spell and pronounce "hedgehog" in Polish?
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Using only their alphabet? As 'hedgehog' contains sounds foreign to polish phonology, accurate representation is impossible. I did a step-by-step letter approximation of phonemes producing Hedżhog. Lo and behold! Looks mighty fine to me! [] And then the next Pole reads it out as if it were spelled "Chedżok", or perhaps "Checzok". [] Because, well, there's all these other rules to consider, of which I know only a few. [] But from what I gather, Hedżhog is quite decent if it is known that its origin is English.

Random note: Poles seem to customize loanwords more than Hedżhog ever was, but Danes do the opposite: Import English words almost as is, only adding grammatical suffixes for tense/sex/number, and tweaking pronounciation towards their peculiar accent and tone.


[] tl;dr Version []

Considering each letter/digraph as separate values, unaccounted phonemes pose the chief problems. Approximation to related existing phonemes seems like an obvious solution. Firstly, /h/ has few native use and is often approximated to /ɣ/ in English words); secondly, 'hog' contains an unfamiliar /ɒ/ closely resembling the polish /ɔ/; thirdly, one could see approximating /dʐ/ in 'hedge' to the frequently occurring /dʑ/.

/dʐ/ should not be approximated, though. Polish unambiguously represents /dʐ/ and /dʑ/ as Dż and Dź, with separate functions*; Dż is saved (or was construed?) specifically for use in imported words.

Obvious foreign words as "Hedżhog" should be treated as such. As Polish applies voicing rules reserved for the Polish lexicon on foreign words, dramatic changes may occur (Treating 'rz' from a German word as /rts/ or /rs/, not using polish rz=/ʐ/=ż)

The relatively rare but valid use of H/CH interchangably hardens the first H as /x/ (Loch Ness), and in standalone words the posterior G hardens to /k/. And if treating the second H as /x/,
/dʐ/ hardens to /tʂ/. And probably some more stuff happens.


*The distinction is not for convenience: Dź and Dż are distinct phonemes, but this difference is seldom noticed outside native speakers or linguistic circles. Writing Jam and Jim using Polish letters yield dżem and Dzim (dź is written as dz before i). The distinction is conveyed in both languages when spoken, but is lost in English orthography.

[ 07-30-2013, 08:42 PM: Message edited by: Artaresto ]
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Regarding English: I am aware of the great historical differences Polish and English, mostly how the latter is a mishmash of many languages through years of turmoil [] . I'm just bashing it because I can. []
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
Oh. Thanks. I thought it might be "Dinsdale" or something. Or is that from a different country? hmm

Anyway, back to the party. I will need a bartender.
Będę potrzebowała barmana.
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Very interesting!
I used to study phonetics and phonemics some years ago, so these examples are interesting indeed.

At that time I talked to a Japanese who thought that it was confusing that English had words which were pronounced the same, and that you had to get from context which word it would be.

And the example he gave me, was "first" and "fast".
He heard those two vowels as the same sound. Because in Japanese they are the same phoneme, and there is no real "first"-type vowel.
Japanese has only five vowel phonemes: a - i - u - e - o (u and o pronounced nearly as Norwegian u and å).
 
Posted by Freya (Citizen # 1558) on :
 
Hello!
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
[]
NO
WAI
 
Posted by Freya (Citizen # 1558) on :
 
Like, way!

Athene. Bloody nice to "see" you again. How are you??
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Yeah Athene, how are you???
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
I am alright, but much more interested in how you are as you have been missing from MT for so long! Also, I have a new favourite joke:

An electron is driving down the motorway when he gets pulled over by the police.

The policewoman says to him, "Sir, did you know you were driving at 110 miles per hour?"

The electron replies, "Great, now I'm lost!"

[] [] []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Yeah Freya, how are YOU? []
 
Posted by Freya (Citizen # 1558) on :
 
I may have only just returned, but I haven't spoken to you for ages, so I'm as eager for news of you are you are for news of me []

I am well! Still in London. Got married last November; went to India on honeymoon. Gainfully employed, still in the music industry. Two cats, both strays but randomly look like twins. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, reading, drinking etc. Much less going out. Much more hobbitty. As a consequence of interests am now a bit fat. Good sense of humour, no time wasters etc []

I think that joke just went 110 mph above my head. Add "increasingly stooopidder" to the current update.

Hey Snowdog! Nice to see ya!
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Congrats on the marriage! []

There are worse things than being a little bit fat. Like a life without pizza. That's much worse. []

Not that I wouldn't like to lose a few pounds, but only because I can't fit into most of my nice clothes, not because I am actually that self-conscious about my podge. []

I note there are 15 people in the city at the mo. Post! Post, damn your eyes! [] []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Good to see you too Freya!
Congratulations on life as it unfolds for you!
Its all good, even the extra lbs.
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
*posts*
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
What? You didn't say "dafuq"? [] []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
I was not prompted to do so. []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
[] Glad your [] can actually write something. [] []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Freya!
Good to see the veterans come back - even if only for a short visit?
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
It's good to see Freya again, and Amarie was lurking too! []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
I got a postcard from Inc' yesterday! [] []

It was from Canada, and he had missed off part of my address, which is ironic as "Canada" is in the part of the address he missed off.... luckily the Post Office bods have evidently remembered the ridiculous number of Amazon parcels I ordered last year and so they know where I live. []

That reminds me; does anyone here from long ago remember the name of that ridiculous stuffed toy company that did all the exotic animals? I'm... asking for a friend. []
 
Posted by Wandering Tuor (Citizen # 1685) on :
 
How would I know that?

*coughinterfaunacough*
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
You're amazing. I knew it was a pun, or play on words, but I just couldn't get it.

Sadly they do not have an arctic fox, but now I get to buy myself a toy aye-aye. I mean my friend's kid, obviously. Not me. Why would I need a stuffed toy, haha.
*makes quick exit*
*FOOM*
[] [] []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
PORTAL cookies complete:

 -

These are a triumph.
I'm making a note here: huge success.
[] [] []
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
Yum! Those look great!
Are they gingerbread?

So, are you going to ship two cookies to each person in this thread? Here's my address...
*keyboard malfunction*
*computer will now shut down*
argh

Edit: PEBCAK Error!

[ 08-23-2013, 02:39 PM: Message edited by: Aiwrendel ]
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
... An Unexpected Kegger...

 -
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Unexpected, but welcome! Cheers!
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
Beer and cookies? um, sure. Why not?
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Currently, I own up north. But I wonder if that will last all weekend. Even though it is a bit like the ending of Hi-de-hi, when that woman how always wanted to be a redcoat, but was a cleaner, managed just when the camp closed!
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
I should bring the imperial Russian Stout and home-made vanilla ice cream and we could make Stout Floats.
 
Posted by Freya (Citizen # 1558) on :
 
Amazing keith haring biscuits!

So no sooner had I got back, but promptly forgot my password. Remembered it for about 2 years of my gap, posted, then forgot it. Had to get WGW to mail again. Old age []
 
Posted by Lillianna (Citizen # 1843) on :
 
So.....

Hi guys. [] Long time no see, eh? Want to know what's been going on in my life? Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up:

- Still at **** company, but with a better team. Doing video production (on an amateur scale, but whatever)
- Went to Taiwan for an IT conference
- Became dispassionate with life as a result
- Saw some help
- Realized relationship was over
- Broke up
- Re-discovered long submerged dream

My new life plan consists of one thing: Getting back to Europe. In lieu of marrying one of my gay friends for a residence permit, I have tried to think of some other options that won't require thousands of dollars in my savings (I will still be saving as much as possible but right now I kind of scrape by... which is embarrassing. Curse this job market).

The options are:

- get a TEFL certificate (then find out all the jobs in Europe prefer UK citizens. Boo)

- Become a travel writer (HA. Well, it's a dream right?)

- Work a regular grown up job

The last one is hard though because of all the restrictions on immigration now. [] I need help guys. I don't know what to dooooooooooooooooooooo there's so many options I could explore and if I commit to one and it falls through I've lost time on others. If htat makes sense.

I'm a bit of a mess right now. []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Good to see ya here Lilliana! []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Hi Lilliana!
Good to have you back - hope you'll be around more!
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
TEFL teachers definitely do not have to be British. When my brother lived in Korea he had a group of TEFL friends who were from all over, mostly from the US, and many of them had had placements in the Czech Republic, Ukraine... My friend Aline was French and TEFLd in France, plus the French equivalent for areas where immigration was high.

One good thing about the TEFL system is that they also help you with things like visas and accommodations. I wouldn't do it for all the beagles in Beagleland, but if you're not an inveterate child-hater like me you will be fine.
[]
 
Posted by Lillianna (Citizen # 1843) on :
 
Yeah, I must not be looking in the right places then. The Czech Republic would be awesome. Beer and absinthe? Yes please. []

In my brief searching I saw lots of requirements for EU nationals only (especially Spain) but I'll keep looking! I think it's still a good option to pursue.

And hi everyone. [] Hope you all are well.
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
Lilgoanna! [] Dolphinsis! []

*will be working at a local magazine next week (12hrs unpaid... but yay!)* [] It may lead to actual employment if I impress them enough. []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
It's worth trying - both those projects, for both of you!
Hope they work out well!
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Bon aprés-midi, personnes de boum.
[] [] []

(I have no idea of that is good French, or is even an expression in French although I would think not. But humour me)

I am going to see Othello on Saturday with black James Bond, Adrian Lester, in the title role. I am very interested to see it not just because it's my favourite of the tragedies (it is) but because Adrian Lester is such a smoothie I want to see if he can pull it off. My friend D, who got us the tickets, totally fanboiz Lester and wants him to play D in a movie of his life. Apparently I am going to be played by Susan Sarandon in said movie, which for those of you who have met me should make you laugh and laugh. []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
But you have better hair, Theney! []
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
quote:
Apparently I am going to be played by Susan Sarandon in said movie, which for those of you who have met me should make you laugh and laugh.
*laughs and laughs* []
*hasn't met Pangosis* []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
quote:
I am going to see Othello on Saturday with black James Bond, Adrian Lester, in the title role. I am very interested to see it not just because it's my favourite of the tragedies (it is) but because Adrian Lester is such a smoothie I want to see if he can pull it off.
Well, how about a review??? []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
I must admit I would have liked to have seen that Othello.
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Superb. [] Rory Kinnear played Iago as a disgruntled squaddie who'd been passed over for promotion. I can never look at him the same way again. It's the first time that I have sat in a theatre and had a whole audience hiss simultaneously, completely involuntarily, at the sheer wickedness of a character. []

Adrian Lester was absolutely excellent and made Othello's descent into jealous rage totally believeable. The scene at the end where SPOILERS! everyone dies left me shaking. When he picked Desdemona up by the throat there was a collective gasp, even though we knew it was coming. []

At the, "Cold, cold, my girl?" bit he tucked her up into bed and smoothed her hair. GOD. STAB ME IN THE HEART WHY DON'T YOU. BEGONE FOUL MASCARA. [] [] []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Presented without comment:

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[]
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
Australian parliament did that in 1975. Worked a gem. []

It's been performing crappily for the last six years, but hopefully this latest update will help. []
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
Lilianna: Here's a tip from an old lag in the TEFL game: Avoid EU countries, which prefer EU citizens, naturally, because they cause less paperwork. Try a country where everyone needs visas, as they won't then discriminate. I'm afraid that now excludes the Czech Republic, but I wouldn't go there anyway because they pay peanuts.
Come to Moscow [] Good pay and conditions, motivated students, and a nice cold winter!

E-and Moscow is a wonderful place-almost forgot to mention that bit.

[ 10-03-2013, 08:55 AM: Message edited by: Elanor Gamgee ]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Oooh, I can totally see Lills in a fur hat, being buffetted by blizzards, clasped in the arms of some dourly handsome Slav.
*SWOON*
[]
[]
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
 -
What about this one? He's a hunky opera conductor I've seen a few times...
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Oooh, give him a big coat and a slightly sourer expression and he would be exactly what I had in mind. []
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
Coat doesn't work too well when he's conducting though...
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
N, it wouldn't/
Who's the hottie in yellow to his right??? []
 
Posted by Nash Rómerandir (Citizen # 2903) on :
 
Erm... That'd be flowers... []
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
well, flowers can be quite hot-think of all that pollen!
Don't know who the lady holding them is though-I got that picture off the Internet, and the only one I recognise is Konstantin the konduktor.
 
Posted by Freya (Citizen # 1558) on :
 
Autumn is here. It's a bit blowy outside. Lots of leaves to kick through on my way to the bus-stop, and all over the garden. Christmas stuff in the shops. Weekends spent making yummy soups and breads. I love Autumn!

[ 10-14-2013, 04:51 AM: Message edited by: Freya ]
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
A nice full Hunter's Moon, somewhat eclipsed for a bit is lighting the dark night!
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
One thing I don't like about this time of year is TV. On Saturday evenings it's strictly on one side and x-factor on the other! I don't like either!
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
That is when I dive into my collection of recorded stuff on the PVR.
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
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Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
The unexpectdead Party
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
*has been away from MT* []
*is not sure why* []
*surely didn't do it on purpose* []
*basically, is alive* []

quote:
At that time I talked to a Japanese who thought that it was confusing that English had words which were pronounced the same, and that you had to get from context which word it would be.

Extremely weird, since Japanese is one of the languages that has higher number of homonyms. []

quote:
The electron replies, "Great, now I'm lost!"
Pffff ! []

Wow, a lot has happened. Freya got married ! WT is here !

quote:
It was from Canada, and he had missed off part of my address, which is ironic as "Canada" is in the part of the address he missed off.... luckily the Post Office bods have evidently remembered the ridiculous number of Amazon parcels I ordered last year and so they know where I live.
I did ? [] Sorry. Apparently I can't even write something right.

Wifey, I'm going to need those cookies. And some news. And to see you, damn it, it's been a year !!

quote:
In lieu of marrying one of my gay friends for a residence permit
[]

quote:
Bon aprés-midi, personnes de boum.
What could "personnes de boum" ever mean ? (I need more smileys. I would be laughing here, but I've passed the limit)

Anyway, it's good to see that there has been some activity in here - even if not a lot. I have nothing interesting to say about my life so I'll pass. Well I guess I could post pictures from my road-trip this summer.
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Animal House Road Trip?
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
*is unsure of what last post means* []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
It means Party People (no it doesn't)!
[]
By the way, I was just thinking about you, which means I SUMMONED YOU WITH THE POWER OF THOUGHT (no I didn't)
[]
Hey, did you know that some cosmetics are made from specially treated salmon roe? On the grounds that the salmon DNA will make your skin more bouncy and pink or something, which I suppose is only useful for white people? That sounds like a totally plausible mechanism for eternal youth (no it doesn't)!
[]
HOW DO I SCIENCE?
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
You may have summoned me but I'm still waiting for that e-mail ! [] []
*is not pleased when summoned for no reason* []
*is in dire need of news from his wife !* []

テストをしましょう。
このサイトは日本語が出来るんですか。

E : できそうですよ。
でも短い文だけを書かなきゃだめです。

[ 11-18-2013, 02:19 AM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Did you check the bedroom? []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
[]

Say, you English-speaker-type people : have you ever heard of, or used, the word "collocation" ?
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Yes, & yes, just today.
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Oh, okay, thanks ! [] Meaning "idiom", then ?
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Sometimes, but not necessarily always.
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
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xkcd []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Pffff ! []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
I like that []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Japan... Here I come ! (again [] ) []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Going for more of the Geisha pampering???
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
*has been to Japan thrice and has never seen a Geisha yet* []

*likes to use "thrice"* []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Is anyone else seeing thick shadowy lines flanking the text in their posts? Just come in in the last few days, don't know if it's a weirdness of my laptop?

*likes to use "flanking"*
[]
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
It all looks the same as it has since 2000 to me.
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
No thick shadowy lines on my screen.
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
[] I have sometimes slim vertical white lines appearing on my screen, but it's definitely because of my laptop. []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
quote:
s anyone else seeing thick shadowy lines flanking the text in their posts? Just come in in the last few days, don't know if it's a weirdness of my laptop?
Check the refresh rate on your computer.

*parties unexpectedly*

Goodnight.
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
quote:
Is anyone else seeing thick shadowy lines flanking the text in their posts?
How many lines can you see?
 -

[serious mode]
Do you see lines in any other places like a word processor or other web sites?
[/serious mode]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
[] ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Where is that from, by the way ? []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
I think it's from Futurama but I'm not absolutely sure.
[]
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
I gave you the kinder version. Maximize your browser and go here!

[] [] []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
[]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
What about it ? []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
It about what? []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
[]

I wonder if it's possible to train your eyes so that you can do that smiley's eye movements.

I'm going to see the Hobbit tonight. I don't want to go. []
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
About it...what ? []

So? Did the simple act of seeing the Hobbit movie train your eyes to
[]
or
[]
or did they just go [] or [] ?
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
More like []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Merry Christmas to all, Eru bless us every one!
[] [] [] [] []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Merry Christmas Athene Inc.
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
quote:
I think it's from Futurama but I'm not absolutely sure.
Sadly, Futurama has been cancelled again.... []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Happy 2014, UPers!
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Merry Christmas ( [] ) and Happy New Year ( [] ) to y'all. Or to youse. Or you guys. Or whatever. *hates English language* []

I just got back from a well-deserved vacation to Malta. Pictures to follow. []

How's everyone in 2014 ?
My year started quite good : I got a free ticket last night to go to see the opera Einstein on the Beach.
It was great. []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
It appears the Unexpected Party has sat in the bean-bag chair.....
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Well it is really comfy.
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
Never liked bean bags... Can't understand what all the fuss is about.
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Putting cats in them
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
quote:
Putting cats in them
[]

Confuse-a-cat.
Is it bedding, litter, or just a place to sink my claws?
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
A bean-bag is something that you may get shot with at a demonstration. Don't feel good at all.

A bean bag chair on the other hand, is the chair what the party where the person who chooses to sit in it will more likely than not pass out there.
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
Both sound awful. []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Yeah... one learned after one time not to sit in the bean bag chair at parties in the 70's... and stay away from the riot police.

 -

 -
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
I have an amazing bean bag chair that cost a fortune. []
You can't not like it. I dare you. []

Fake edit : Athene may have spent a night in aforementioned bean bag chair. []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Bean Bag Chair = Giant Fart Muffler
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
I did indeed, and it is the comfiest thing EVAR.

I once spent a night in a beanbag chair after an evening of extreme debauchery and then panicked because I could not get out to go to the loo.

[] EXTREME FEAR []

Also:
http://weknowmemes.com/2013/04/cat-jumps-into-bean-bag-gif/

[ 01-22-2014, 06:45 AM: Message edited by: Athene ]
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Giant Fart Muffler, eh? Never used a bean-bag with that moniker explicitly in mind before. []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
I don't know if I could say that I've ever used a bean bag chair. []

Anyway... I may have to post soon in a long forgotten thread in the Perch... []

Hey, Arta, what's up ? []

E : Stupid codes. []

E2 : Wifey that's actually a very scary story. []
That bean bag chair in that gif suspiciously looks like mine. [] Except in a different color. []
*feels like he's Brae []

[ 01-23-2014, 06:26 AM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
The last time I had a bean bag chair I also still had a 3 foot diameter wooden wire spool for a coffee table. I threw away the chair because the styrofoam beans were so smashed from constant use that if you sat in it your butt would hit the floor. No amount of picking it up and dropping it or fluffing could save it. I also know what happened to the wire spool: She made me get rid of it and replace it with more traditional (boring) furnishings.

Watching the cats' reactions to the bean bag chair was fun until one of them decided it made the perfect litter box. It's a good thing vinyl cleans up easily but the smell during the cleaning process was quite remarkable.
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
styrofoam pellet chairs are crap. Bean-filled bag chairs are actually comfortable to the extent that Athene has pointed out.
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
Yeah. The styrofoam wears out after several years.
Real beans? What variety of beans?
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
The little round ones that were popular with pea-shooters in the 60's. Of course, most all the "bean bag' fillers are polystyrene as they are light and cheap. A chair filled with beans is quite heavy.
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
A pea-bag chair? That's what my cat thought.
Well.
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
except the ones we got were beans, and we could never figure out why they were called pea-shooters.
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
[]

Lurking...
[]
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
[]
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 

 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
[]
 
Posted by ZENITH (Citizen # 400) on :
 
Well tis quiet today
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
There you be! Howyagoin?
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
Good to see you, ZEN.
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Inc': Doing fine. [] Scaffolding and relaxing, as usual. []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Good to know. []

I had the flu last week. []
Thankfully, it's over. [] So now I can go to work. []

I'm trying to write my thesis. It's of course time to procrastinate ! []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
BIMBLEDY BOPPELDY BINKELDY BOM
FLOOPELDY FLAPPETY FLIPPERLY FLOM
RINKYDINK BANDERSNATCH PEBBLE PELL MELL
YIPPETY YAPPETY YARKELDY YELL

(What's the Fox say?)
[] [] [] [] [] [] []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Yep, that actually looks like what I'm writing right now. []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
*Is not writing a thesis* []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
You don't have to brag about it. []

Apparently "writing a thesis" means "making up funny meme involving Shimon Peres and sushi while listening to Genesis" today anyway. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Just found the best Tolkien chat-up line ever on the Twitter of the actor who plays Louis XIII in The Musketeers:

"Hey, did Sauron forge you in the Sammath Naur? 'Cause girl, you're precious."

[] []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
I think your combination of smileys are the right way to see it. []

On another note, have any of you people seen the Twitch plays Pokemon thing going on right now ? It's kind of awesome. Basically, 10'000 people are trying to play Pokemon Red at the same time. And it (sort of) works ! [] [] Link []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Stopping by from time to time to check. What a horrendous task! []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
I know ! It's crazy they made it that far. [] [] But stupid trolls are stupid. []
 
Posted by Telperaca (Citizen # 4298) on :
 
He looks retarded, going round in circles.
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
That's because if you put over 50'000 people in the same room doing the same thing, they all become retarded. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
That explains the House of Lords, although there are only 763 members in that case.
[]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 

 
Posted by Thingol of Doriath (Citizen # 2718) on :
 
Boo!

Just saying... []
 
Posted by Telperaca (Citizen # 4298) on :
 
Hi Thingy!!!
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
[]

Thingy ! []

*resumes stalking at once* []
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
[] Daddy! []
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
Really?
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
[]
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
That's no answer.
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
There is no clearer answer ! []
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
He's my MT-daddy... []
 
Posted by Thingol of Doriath (Citizen # 2718) on :
 
What's up peeps?

I got a Minas Tirith announcement on Facebook and I got curious on how things were here. Can't believe I remembered my password... though I did have to try a bunch of times. []

Hello daughter dearest! []

[ 03-06-2014, 02:22 AM: Message edited by: Thingol of Doriath ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Things are well. At least, well enough ! []

How about you ? How are things going in Stockholm ? []

Please stay around here for a while so that I can even more procrastinate and not write my thesis []
 
Posted by Telperaca (Citizen # 4298) on :
 
quote:
procrastinate and not write my thesis
[] I approve!

[]
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
How've you been, daddy? [] It's good to see you back on the boards!#

[] Inc

[ 03-06-2014, 02:12 PM: Message edited by: The DarkQueen Iauraearien ]
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
MAMMOTHINGY! []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
*feels he should stalk too, for historical reasons* []

*commences stalking* []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Hahaha, the circle is back ! [] []

Arta, by the way, please make your country cheaper so that I can come and visit it. []
 
Posted by Amárië (Citizen # 5498) on :
 
*peeks*

God, it's been a long time.

Kind of just poking my head in to say that t-mobile is giving out free international texting starting on the 23rd, so if any of my international friends would like to text, just let me know! [] Miss you guys. <3
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
Hello, Amárië ! [] Never mind international texting, post more! []
 
Posted by Telperaca (Citizen # 4298) on :
 
It's all about Whatsapp!
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Yes; do post more ! [] []

How are things, by the way? How are you these days?
 
Posted by Thingol of Doriath (Citizen # 2718) on :
 
By the way Inc'... I am heading to Paris on Sunday. [] A short 2 day visit, but I am looking forward to a little change of scenery.

Staying in an apartment on Ile Saint-Louis... []

E: Platypus!! []

[ 03-13-2014, 10:03 AM: Message edited by: Thingol of Doriath ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Yay! What an honor! []

Let me know if you'd like to meet up. [] I'll be back from Brussels on Sunday night.
Ile Saint-Louis ? Well played. [] That's where I grew up. []
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
Have fun! []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Wow, old friends turning up again? Good to see you! []

*realises she hasn't been around for too many days*
 
Posted by Thingol of Doriath (Citizen # 2718) on :
 
Hi Varna!

I sent my "schedule" to you on Facebook Inc', just let me know if you habve time... []
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
How's life these days, Daddy? I'm so out of touch by refusing to use social networking sites. []
 
Posted by Telperaca (Citizen # 4298) on :
 
You rebel, you! []

[ 03-16-2014, 02:30 PM: Message edited by: Telperaca ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Yes, everyone, just stick around now that you're all back. [] []

Especially Varna since I need to answer your PM. []

I am back from a week-end in Brussels, during which I didn't get to meet up with Eluchil. SADNESS. [] It was still fun, though. []

I want it to be the week-end again! []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Double posting, but hey it's my place here []

I got to meet Thingy ! [] We had a short lunch together on the last day of his trip here []

He was as tall and handsome as you'd expect an Elf to be. []
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
I'm not a rebel, I'm just not a sheep. []

How nice for you both! I hope you had a good time. [] Good to know he looks the part, I always imagined he was suitably elven. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Basically, imagine that Magnificent Bastard™, Thranduil, with dark hair, and you're pretty much there.

Swishy cloak optional, you know what he's like. []
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
I vote for the swishy cloak. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Have you ever seen the video of Lee Pace swishing the swishy cloak and then cackling madly to himself about it? I think he even trips over it at one point. I'm trying to find it on YouTube but I can't find the exact one.

E: bizarre typing error []

[ 03-19-2014, 08:10 AM: Message edited by: Athene ]
 
Posted by Thingol of Doriath (Citizen # 2718) on :
 
Definitely swishy cloak... []

It was great meeting up Inc'! Even if it was just for a short lunch. []
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
I haven't, no. Must look for that. []

Moar swishy cloak! []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
quote:
It was great meeting up Inc'! Even if it was just for a short lunch. []
Pictures or it didn't happen.

Don't you hate it when people say that? I do.
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Well, we didn't take any pictures because our meeting was so awesome that no camera would have been able to truly picture it []
 
Posted by Thingol of Doriath (Citizen # 2718) on :
 
Yeah! What he said! []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Hello, Thingol!
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
I've never heard anyone say that... []

Daddy didn't answer me again. []

[ 03-23-2014, 06:56 PM: Message edited by: The DarkQueen Iauraearien ]
 
Posted by Thingol of Doriath (Citizen # 2718) on :
 
Dear social-network-challenged daughter.... [] []

Life is good! Still working at the hotel... though I am doing extra work on the side, writing reviews of other hotels. Means a lot more travel which is fun! "Personal life" is going well also. []

What is up with you? How's your mum? Say "hi" to her from me! []

Edit: Hi Hamfast!

[ 03-24-2014, 05:21 AM: Message edited by: Thingol of Doriath ]
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
[] That'd be me.

Pleased to hear all is going well! [] More travel? Sounds fun. Have you been anywhere particularly nice?

Life in Mordor doesn't change much. Working on websites and being nerdy, not much else. "Personal life" has been mislaid somewhere... [] Mum is fine thanks! She says hello back. [] One of these days she might even make an appearance on the boards, you never know. []
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
*Was in Poland last for 4 days last weekend* []

Awesome times, even though I returned with one less wallet. [] New cards have been/are being acquired. []
 
Posted by Gollum Gollum (Citizen # 11392) on :
 
This reminds me of the story of a man who wanted to make a world tour on a bicycle. He's made it through France and Germany, but when he's been going through Poland, he's had his bike stolen []

[]

Is there really a stereotype of the Poles being thieves?
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
What happened Art? You get rolled in Poland?
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Seems to have gone quiet again. Perhaps people should make announcements on book of faces more often.
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Maybe you could go over there and announce something.
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
Maybe people should stop visiting that Hell Hole and use something more wholesome to communicate. []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
quote:
"Maybe people should stop visiting that Hell Hole and use something more wholesome to communicate." []
[] Agrees with the lovely and vivacious DCUEI []
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
[] [] []
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
*also agrees with DQ*
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
[] [] []

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[ 04-06-2014, 09:31 AM: Message edited by: The DarkQueen Iauraearien ]
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
DCUEI posted:
quote:
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Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
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Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 

 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
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Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
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Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
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Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
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Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
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Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Question for viewers of Death Note:

If you write that a person is to die of cancer, for example, then that can't really happen in 40 seconds, as they would be going from cancer-free to dead of cancer within an impossible amount of time.

So: does the person then escape death because you have violated the "physically impossible" rule? Or would the Death Note work backwards in time? The Shinigami realm seems to have the same linear time as we do and there is no indication that their powers travel backwards.
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
Is Death Note good? []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
What is Death Note? []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
I think its some enemae cartoon movie.
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
[] Snowdog.

It's a popular anime and manga series, Varna. A sort of super-natural detective story, I believe. []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
My mistake, it's not a movie, it's a series. []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
I have read the first book of the series, and didn't find it that interesting. []

I'm leaving for Japan on Wednesday. [] [] []

Weather forecast doesn't look great. [] []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
I see.
I'm not that into anime and manga, that's probably why I don't know about it.

Have a good journey, Inc'! Hope the weather gets better ...
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
I just watched the series, not read the manga or watched the live action films.

I liked it a lot actually, although I since gather that pretty much every popular anime series has death gods in them, which, hmmm, obsessed much, Japan?

So I now have no desire to watch Bleach.
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
I think Death Note's main plot* is more interesting than Bleach's. []
Beside the main plot twist (at the beginning) there is not much actual plot in Bleach. The nice thing about it is its goofiness and some good ideas from time to time.

I like it just because there's a lot of imagination put into the special attacks of the characters and it's kind of like a lot of lists. [] []

*disclaimer : I don't actually know the plot, I just mean the main idea behind the whole thing.

[ 04-14-2014, 05:08 AM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
[] Not much plot in Bleach? I would disagree. It successfully hooked me. []

P.S. You're going to Japan? No fair! I wanna go!

Athene, what else has Shinigami? I've only come across them in Bleach. I don't watch much supernatural anime.

[ 04-14-2014, 06:25 AM: Message edited by: The DarkQueen Iauraearien ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Well, it's not like there's no storyline at all, but IMHO there is no overall "plot" or "plot concept", it's more a "develop as you go" kind of plot. I like the series okay, but to me the plot is not the reason why I do. []

Yeah I'm going to Japan for the fourth time. [] Haven't decided where I'll go yet. []
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
4 times? How do you find the time?! []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
...and the £€¥$?
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
I've been going once a year since December 2010. Well I live in France, we have lots of holidays. And well I have a salary--albeit not very high-- so I can buy the ticket. []

Oh and I have friends who live in Japan so I don't have to pay for a hotel. And when I go to other places in Japan I usually spend the night at manga cafes so it's not too expensive.

[ 04-20-2014, 02:51 PM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
[] Inc'
 
Posted by Thingol of Doriath (Citizen # 2718) on :
 
I see that snow has fallen on Minas Tirith... except in the Green Dragon. []

Winter is Coming?

Edit: Happy Easter!

[ 04-21-2014, 01:05 AM: Message edited by: Thingol of Doriath ]
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Easter was lovely this year!
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
It's a common occurrence nowadays! I sometime like to post to stop the Dawg having things all his own way all of the time.
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Winter is coming... []
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
quote:
I see that snow has fallen on Minas Tirith... except in the Green Dragon. []
Brilliant. []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
quote:
I see that snow has fallen on Minas Tirith... except in the Green Dragon. []
[] []
Snow has been blanketing the city for some time now. It's been winter here in Minas Tirith for the last 6 or so months or longer. So I periodically barb the PJ fanfics, and try and keep some discussion going el norte, and leave the Green Dragon for Elora, who edits our collaborative tale. Some call it trolling, but I call it keeping the blood flowing. []

[]

[ 04-22-2014, 02:56 PM: Message edited by: Snöwdog ]
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
You do believe in making me exercise my typing fingers, that's for sure, Snowy!
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
I was going to start using random different message icons just to cause confusion.... []
 
Posted by Thingol of Doriath (Citizen # 2718) on :
 
quote:
Some call it trolling, but I call it keeping the blood flowing.
[]

Good to see some life in the ol' place!
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
quote:
What happened Art? You get rolled in Poland?
We believe it was theft of my wallet from the apartment we stayed in. Eh, it sorts itself out. []

And IMO, Death Note is awesome
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
But it's getting a bit quiet up north, might be time for some Blitz posting myself.
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
"Up north"
I was never 100% certain what that neans but you all seem to use it. I've been assuming "up north" means the Literary forums. Is that correct?

Anyway, You have Here's a Question in the Literary forums (up north?) Have you an answer yet?
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Yes, it does, I didn't invent the phrase, but lots used it, so I have just followed. And it works if you think about it. Oh, and as I am sure you are aware, one of the fine traditions of threads up north is that one does not have to reply right at the time like Facebook or Twitter, but one is allowed to ponder and think about a reply. Which is what I am doing. Pondering. When I have finished pondering, I will let you know! []
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
Thanks for the confirmation of the term "up north"

Posts up north do indeed require more thought than text. I didn't mean to push. I only mentioned it because you said you might do a blitz and that topic might be one place to visit (as if you didn't think of it.)

*slowly exits after poor communication skills resulted in being scolded* []

[]
 
Posted by Snowman of Forochel (Citizen # 2150) on :
 
This place is magical.
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
Now that you're here, it's like a Winter Wonderland! []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
In my area we're hoping for summer, though []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Round here it's typical spring, storms one day, sunshine the next.
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
Here only summer now []

Well deserved, I'd say. Pleasant change from last week which even saw snow. []
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
Last week of Autumn here, but with top temperatures of 23-26C (73-79F) you wouldn't really know it. []

Night-time feels like Autumn, though. []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
After some late-winter in the midwest of the USA, it was good to finally find spring in the Pacific Northwest. Now, back in warm Brisbane.
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
It was nice here last week, I suspect that was summer as it is now raining again... []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Hello, nice to see you back, Snowy, if you are, we still need you to liven this place up! []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
As back as I ever was I guess. Enjoyed the month in the U.S.
I got the message from a few here that my attempts to "liven" the place up is considered "trolling", so gave them a break and have been over on LOTR Plaza of late. Good to see you Hamfast trying to keep some Tolkien book talk going el norte! []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Nice to hear you enjoyed your hols, Snowy, also nice to be appreciated up north, and nice to see my name in lights. Even if it's only because so few other people are posting and even if it is only temporary as I am sure!
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Well, Snowdog, if that was trolling we could do with more of it here. BTW, the term Troll on the internet, is I take it, a reference to Tolkien type Trolls. The curious thing is that in another set of books, the Discworld, Trolls are not necessarily that bad. Maybe some are a bit thick, but not all. In the most recent story, someone even had a Troll lawyer. Who said long and detailed dialogue about the entrices of Law, Finance and Politics. And his Client always laughed when people looked at him strangely when he did so!
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
I thought the Internet term "trolling" related to fishing (not phishing) as in trying to snag and annoy someone into a tirade. Stirring up trouble as it were.

And, Thanks, Hamfast and Snöwdog for keeping things interesting up north! []

Edit: Found a typo.

[ 06-19-2014, 03:33 PM: Message edited by: Aiwrendel ]
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
quote:
I thought the Internet term "trolling" related to fishing (not phishing) as in trying to snag and annoy someone into a tirade. Sirring up trouble as it were.

... which says something about those who get so easily irritated by what they read on the internet. []

*Time to Party Unexpectedly*
 
Posted by Artaresto (Citizen # 6089) on :
 
*Partied unexpectedly*
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
*Still Partying Unexpectedly*
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
[]
*partied unexpectedly yesterday*
*could party unexpectedly now as well... maybe*
[]
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
*Unexpectedly partying again*
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
*has been away unexpectedly long*
*now parties unexpectedly again*
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
*unexpectedly parties with Varnafindë *
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Then who can we expect next?
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Expect the unexpected?
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Except exceptional expectations.
 
Posted by Thingol of Doriath (Citizen # 2718) on :
 
Drunken posting!

ROOOOOOOOAAARRRR!!!

How's that for an Unexpected Party? []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
We were expecting you. []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
*likes the roar - unexpected or not*
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Still is the Unexpecdead Party
 
Posted by Telperaca (Citizen # 4298) on :
 
Has anyone done the ice bucket challenge?
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Yeah.
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
I'm a Dark Queen, I don't torture myself for charities. [] Torure of others, maybe... []

[ 09-04-2014, 03:09 PM: Message edited by: The DarkQueen Iauraearien ]
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
I'm quite happy with the awareness the Ice Bucket challenge has brought to ALS/MND, along with the sharp increase in funding. Having known three people who has succumbed to this disease, it is a virtual death sentence over time. So thank you to everyone who has participated and donated. []
 
Posted by Lillianna (Citizen # 1843) on :
 
41 degrees today. Kill me. []

Oh, and hi everyone. []
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
Wait... is Lilli talking in Celsius? []

*teleports to where Lilli is*
*hugs her*
*teleports back home... to where it is a sunny and breezy 22C*
*points her towards the beach*
I gotta work for a couple of hours. See you later. []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
If Lilli is still in the USA, they don't recognize °C.
 
Posted by Thorin (Citizen # 816) on :
 
Hi. Where's the beer?
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Here you go Thorin...

 -
 
Posted by Lillianna (Citizen # 1843) on :
 
I did Celsius for your benefit.

*hugs Platysis back*

All though there is a chance I may be moving to Taiwan for a job.... []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
That's exciting, Lillianna! What kind of job - and when will you know for certain?
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
I knew 41°F was too cold for California at this time of year. []

Taiwan? Is the job related to that expo-thing you went to awhile back? *is sure that was in Taiwan* []

*hugs Varna* *misses RPing*
*also misses writing in general*
*knocks on brain to see if there's anything in there* [] []

[ 09-20-2014, 03:10 PM: Message edited by: Braeden Fireheart ]
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
*hugs Braeden back*
*also misses RPing*
I've promised to have another look at R2R and perhaps get it going again. I should be able to find something to write - then the others who have written lately, might be able to join again, too.
(lately = the last two years [] )
 
Posted by Gollum Gollum (Citizen # 11392) on :
 
support Taiwan
support Tibet
support Hong-kong
[]
 
Posted by Lillianna (Citizen # 1843) on :
 
It's for a company that we've worked with a lot at my current job. It would mean I'd get to travel! I am trying not to get too excited but so far things are progressing well.
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
*partied unexpectedly last Friday
*is still recovering []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
quote:
*partied unexpectedly last Friday
*is still recovering []

I thought that was you! []
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
Well, now that my doctor has restricted me to spirits (beer and wine are too full of sugar)..............
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
So you have to drink the spirits straight? (mixers are full of sugar)
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Yeah, drink them neat, that's bound to be good for your health!
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
quote:
Yeah, drink them neat
... and the more you have, they progressively get sloppier and sloppier ....
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
Generally yes, I do have to drink them neat-the only permissible mixers are tomato juice and Angostura bitters! I suppose ice is allowed, but I'm not keen.
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Nice to see that the discussion in the UP has gone back to alcohol. I'm sure that the founders would be pleased!
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
*lights up a joint*
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
*drinks some Moscato* []
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
Can I wait until Friday after the trick-or-treaters leave be for I join the party?

Oh. That wouldn't be Unexpected. um I'm now inspired to have a before dinner cocktail.

Now I'm hungry.
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
I should go buy a bag of sugar bars in case a kid shows up tomorrow.
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Did any kid show up?
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
We usually get 200 - 250 kids but the weather was so bad this year we only got around 50.

Lots of candy left over. It's a good thing I don't like most of it or I'd gain a lot of weight. But...I do like the Snickers bars. yum []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
None at my place. A few teenagers were running about the streets making noise but that was it.
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
If I had been around, I could have helped you with the Snickers' bars []
 
Posted by Wetwang (Citizen # 1508) on :
 
Merry Christmas UPers and all at Minis Tirith and a very Happy New Year []
 
Posted by The DarkQueen Iauraearien (Citizen # 2041) on :
 
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Bog One!
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
*is in 2015*
*feels slightly different*
That may be the alcohol, but there's not that much in half a glass of Moscato. []
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 -  -
 -  -
 -


And a belated MERRY CHRISTMAS!
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Happy new year! Though I wonder if this year will be the year in which these forums finally get laid to rest. It has had a good run for a mostly one topic forums
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Why do you think that Hamgee?
(although Henneth Annun came to an end yesterday after 10 years)

Happy 2015!

[ 01-01-2015, 04:04 AM: Message edited by: Snöwdog ]
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
I see no particular reason for MT to close down - as long as the Steward is willing to keep it running, it might as well be around for those of us who post, occasionally or regularly ...
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Unless it gets infected by the hacks that have caused security issues on other old software sites, like Henneth Annun and Barrow Downs. The former called it quits due to the costs of updating and security, and the latter is still in doubt.
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
Shhhhh!

 -
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
The Silence before the Storm!
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
The Unexpected Storm?
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
... or expected silence ....
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Well, it's a little late, but the ginger ale we've been brewing in the Dungeon is finally ready.

It's... feisty. []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
'bout time!
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
The sinister hissing of a thousand serpents can be heard emanating from the depths of the UP dungeon... Is it Wetty's latest bout of digestive trouble? Is it actually serpents?

No, it is the tense sibilance of ginger beer bottles being uncorked very, very carefully...
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
I used to like ginger beer, but I haven't had any for a long time.

I might try some of this - if it is safe? []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Well, you know, safe... what does "safe" even mean in this context?

*makes non-committal rocking motions with her hands*
*hides the bodies*
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
I think this means that you take it at your own risk. Well, I believe in freedom of action and there are not health and safety laws around here. So I will take a drink!
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
I'm suddenly thirsty and don't know why.
[]

Why are you looking at me like that, Athene?
[]
I...will...drink...the...Ale []

Thank you. []

*seriously very much enjoys ginger ale*
[]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
OK, a round of ginger ale coming right up.
*gingerly pours*
Haha, gingerly, do you see what I did there? []

*deathly silence*
[]
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
*platypuses in*
It's a verb now, folks. []

*laughs at Athene's joke* []
There you go.

*looks at calendar*
Ooh, two weeks til Dirty Tricks! []

*laughs at her own joke* []

*platypuses out*
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
*wonders if Platysis has seen THIS*:

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Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
I don't know if any catlovers are still reading this, but I noticed this on the news.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/31725402
I did think it a trifle scary myself.
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Sir Terry Pratchett died today.
[] []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Several years ago Britain's Royal Mail issued a stamp series about fantasy literature. One stamp was about The Hobbit, another about one of the Narnia books.

You could buy the stamps in a kind of theme set, where they came with a special cover which had on the inside a small article about fantasy literature - written by Terry Pratchett.
quote:
(...) many of the best fantasy books had traditionally been published and sold for children, presumably on the basis that children are interested in nursery stuff like courage, heroism, adventure and the possibility of changing the world for the better (whereas adults are grown-up - and perhaps prefer reading about adultery).
He will be missed []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
.... still partying unexpectedly ....
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
This website is still alive!
 
Posted by Thingol of Doriath (Citizen # 2718) on :
 
*drive by posting*

VROOOOOOM!
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Unsuspecting Party???
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Who would have suspected it ...
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
.... the vacuum before the silence before the storm ...
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
A whole month of vacuum.
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Solstice
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
Party like a Pagan.
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Peggin Party
 
Posted by faithfull (Citizen # 11417) on :
 
Peggin' out! []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Peggin' Pagan Peggy? [] []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
.... or Pegasus ....
 
Posted by faithfull (Citizen # 11417) on :
 
Flying straight into the storm! []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
........... its quiet........... storm must be cummin'..........
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
Wait until tomorrow. It's the 182nd day of the year.
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Mid-Year's Day according to the modern reckoning!
Jupiter & Venus conjunction as well!
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
I missed the conjunction last night - must look for it again tonight.
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
Today is not Midyear's Day by Shire reckoning. It's 1 Lithe. Tomorrow being the 183rd day is Midyear's Day. The next day is 2 Lithe.

Party like a Hobbit!

Edit: Too many typos

[ 07-01-2015, 07:24 AM: Message edited by: Aiwrendel ]
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Yeah I know, that's why I said 'Modern'. 182-183 changeover, so its a two day event on the modern calendar? []
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
Day 182 = 1 Lithe (Shire) = June 30 (Gregorian year 2015)
Day 183 = Midyears Day (Shire) = July 1 (Gregorian year 2015)
Day 184 = 2 Lithe (Shire) = July 2 (Gregorian year 2015)
182 + 1 + 182 = 365

In leap years you still have 1 Lithe , Mideyears Day and 2 Lithe but also Overlithe which is the day after Midyears Day. In any case day 183 is always Midyears Day.

But I think I know what you meant by “changover?” (or maybe “crossover”). On day 182 there are 183 days remaining and on day 183 there are 182 remaining.

Now, let’s look at the Julian calen...
*INTERNET CONNECTION TERMINATED*
 
Posted by faithfull (Citizen # 11417) on :
 
*takes her cue from DQI and sits quietly in the corner, drinking . . .* []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
... that was sooo a week ago.... []

The keg is in the corner... best place to drink! []
 
Posted by faithfull (Citizen # 11417) on :
 
quote:
The keg is in the corner... best place to drink!
Right - Good info, thanks! [] May as well get comfortable in here while we contemplate storms and such. [] Does anyone know when this Malbec was put up? I've grown to appreciate a nice Malbec . . . []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
I'd rather a Maibock than a Malbec....

 -
 
Posted by faithfull (Citizen # 11417) on :
 
quote:
I'd rather a Maibock than a Malbec....
What a quaint label! I'd be tempted to try a sip based just on that! []
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
Is that a sheep holding a mug of beer on the label? What's in his other hand, a bucket of grass?
 
Posted by faithfull (Citizen # 11417) on :
 
quote:
Is that a sheep holding a mug of beer on the label? What's in his other hand, a bucket of grass?
[]
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Hops I believe.
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Just seen this on the dread portal Tumblr:

"if anyone ever calls you a slut just say ‘and yet i still won’t f*** you’ and then blow them a kiss as you saunter away because that’s the closest they’re ever gonna get to your magnificence, o smaug, chiefest and greatest of calamities"

I am enjoying the random swerve into Tolkien at the end of this little screed. Did not see that coming. A+, would LOL again. []
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
By the way, Theney, if you get to read this, you erect tall buildings at your work, did you have anything to do with the shroud in Central London?
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
There's a shroud? I have been in London a lot recently (am there this afternoon actually) but I do not generally carry a miasma of darkness with me unless it's a really bad day and I've not had my coffee.
In which case: [] IT ME
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
I meant the Shard.
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
No, not me. I don't know how much landscaping it has round it actually. I did see an article slamming the gentrification of Vauxhall yesterday though; we're tendering for the landscaping to the big new development there which is apparently closing down all the famous LGBT clubs in the area. [] Oops.
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Oh, right because since it's construction, I have always wondered why it looks exactly like the tower of Orthanc because it does. It also seems to do the same thing as been one of the tallest buildings in London. Every time I pass it I expect to hear Saruman with his staff calling down to me. Or possibly Boris Johnson.
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Or possibly Boris the Spider. []

Who needs a fresh cuppa?
 
Posted by faithfull (Citizen # 11417) on :
 
I'll have another, while you're up! []

Speaking of spiders, a gigantic spider was climbing under my feet just the other day. I captured it, roundly chastised it and put it out where it belongs. The people around me claimed they had never seen a woman behave that way toward a spider. I say, if it's not on me or in my shower or near my bed, let it live to do its job. Who knows, perhaps it was Charlotte's great, great, great descendant? []
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
Or Shelob's great, great, great descendant. []
 
Posted by faithfull (Citizen # 11417) on :
 
"Lions and spiders and bears! Oh, my!" [] []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
And now for something completely different... A breaking UK governmental report. We switch to our Patsy on the scene ....

DENNIS:
Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no
basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power
derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical
aquatic ceremony.
ARTHUR:
Be quiet!
DENNIS:
Well, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power
just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!
ARTHUR:
Shut up!
DENNIS:
I mean, if I went 'round saying I was an emperor just because
some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me
away!
ARTHUR:
Shut up, will you? Shut up!
DENNIS:
Ah, now we see the violence inherent in the system.
ARTHUR:
Shut up!
DENNIS:
Oh! Come and see the violence inherent in the system! Help!
Help! I'm being repressed!


We don't seem to have Patsy's mic working to get his comment while this unfolds...
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
23 guests?! Who are these mysterious phantoms? Barrow-wights? The fëa of long-dead elves, doomed to drift endlessly through Arda until the re-making of the world?
[]

[ 10-12-2015, 07:12 AM: Message edited by: Athene ]
 
Posted by faithfull (Citizen # 11417) on :
 
quote:
The fëa of long-dead elves . . .
Obviously, I haven't consumed sufficient caffeine this a.m. I initially read it as, " . . .fleas of long-dead . . ." []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Yeah, that wasn't just me saying "fear" in a Boston accent.
[]
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
[]

Pahk the caa in the yahd and cover it with a top.
 
Posted by faithfull (Citizen # 11417) on :
 
Yes, but I almost liked 'fleas' better, considering that so few of the "guests" are posting. [] Ahem, but I was a lurker for a very long time prior to signing up. And, I suppose elves wouldn't have fleas. We'd have to be talking about orcs or something. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
I bet elves do have fleas; humans do, after all. But they would be species-specific, as fleas often are.... maybe they would give off a clear chime like a little silver bell when they bite you, and the only effect would be a little glittery patch on your arm. []
 
Posted by faithfull (Citizen # 11417) on :
 
quote:
maybe they would give off a clear chime like a little silver bell when they bite you,
[] Hee! Hee! Turn off the sounds for your phone! You're obviously getting too many text msgs! [] [] []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
.... the silence before the silence ....
 
Posted by faithfull (Citizen # 11417) on :
 
[] BTW, Athene, I thought your species specific flea idea was charming, but I couldn't help myself on the other comment, based upon the constant tinkling of my friend's phone. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
That little chiming noise that some people's phones make was exactly what I had in mind actually! []

Just because I like to make you all jealous and I don't have Facebook for that purpose, Lilliana and I are taking an epic road trip through northern Italy, starting Thursday. Extra bonus unexpected sparkles on top: Inc' is joining us for a couple of days in Florence!

[] [] []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Sounds epic Athene! And facebook is overrated.
 
Posted by faithfull (Citizen # 11417) on :
 
Awesome! []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Venice, we are in you! Austria was exactly as you'd expect, and thanks to Lilli's driving we managed not to fall off an Alp. I have also been driving, which has been very interesting as a Brit who drives stick. Touristy bits of Venice not much fun, but our bit is great and has lots of little trattoria and bars used by locals. Cuttlefish appears to be the local specialty and is in EVERYTHING, which is great for me as I am a fan of tentacles! OK, that's enough, my red wine needs me. []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Always better to get off the beaten tourist path!
 
Posted by faithfull (Citizen # 11417) on :
 
quote:
Always better to get off the beaten tourist path!
Yes, historical sites are amazing, but I never feel I have really visited until I've mixed with the locals. []
 
Posted by Elanor Gamgee (Citizen # 3219) on :
 
*pops in
*waves
*goes back to work
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
*waves back at Elanor*
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
*waves at anyone who might see it*
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
Waves

 -
 
Posted by faithfull (Citizen # 11417) on :
 
It's a wave party! []
 -

[ 12-08-2015, 04:14 PM: Message edited by: faithfull ]
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Up north looks a bit better now! Though to for long I suspect!
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Don't work Hamster, I won't paint over your simple one-liner [] 's El Norte. []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 

 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
*checks Inc''s profile* Wow, you had a longer stint away than I did. []

How's Yoshi? []

[ 11-19-2016, 03:47 PM: Message edited by: Braeden Fireheart ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Yeah I think more than 2 years. Frightening. []
For some reason I was afraid to come back ? Well, I'm happy I did. []

Anyway, good to see you ! How 's life Brae []

Yoshi's good, thanks [] Although I don't live on his island anymore so I guess I should change that. I have to think of something witty to put. [] []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
.. and now, the silence after the storm ....
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
*is ignored* []
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
*Brae accidentally punched her car with a parked vehicle the day after Inc' said hello, and then had a bunch of other silly things occur which stressed her out a little bit before the Christmas folderol started piling up, but now she's on holidays and trying to take things easy*

Merry Christmas UPers! []

*leaves a plate of Pretzel Reindeers*
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
*waves to friends* []
(especially to those she hasn't seen for months, partly because of her own failure to be around regularly [] )
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
*waves at Varna & Brae Inc'*
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
Hello

[]
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
*yawn*
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
*nudges Snöwdog to wake him up then waves with a smile on face*
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
*doesn't wake up because it is a silent party*
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
nudges Snowy as well but he's sleeping like a dragon in a hundred years sleep.
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
Rip Van Snowdog
 
Posted by Wetwang (Citizen # 1508) on :
 
Aha, looks like the boss got the old place back up and running again []
Well done sir! []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
This was unexpected! Let's Party!
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
*parties* []

Well, hullo to whoever's here and listening !
*pours a glass of cold water on everyone's head*
*makes a carboad cut-out of people who are not around*

Now we have a party ! []

I'm going to try to post here every day. Oh and I also want to come up with some things to say as a context to use all those MT smilies I haven't used before. (Yes I'm getting ready for a long talk to myself [] )
 
Posted by Wetwang (Citizen # 1508) on :
 
Hello back to you sir. How's it hanging? []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
LOOK
AT
THE STATE
OF THIS PLACE
[] [] []
Wetty, did you send some of your bog monster friends to squat here while we were away? Place smells like something died in it. []
 
Posted by Wetwang (Citizen # 1508) on :
 
Sorry about that Dubious, must be the aftermath of the curry I ate last night! []
 
Posted by Wandering Tuor (Citizen # 1685) on :
 
MT smileys, ranked:

1. []
2. []
3. []
4. []
5. []
...
70. [] ( [] )
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Hum, a ranking of MT smileys. That sounds interesting []

(Incidentally I feel relieved that I understood why you chose [] at your least favorite one. I haven't forgotten all about this place [] ).

I would have to say :
1. []
2. []
3. []
4. []
5. []

Or something.
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
YAY I CAN DOUBLE POST WOOOT []

(I love that smiley too actually [] )
(It makes everything so much happier [] )

(For instance :
I have a splitting headache []
It's the week-end [] (well that was pretty happy to begin with))
 
Posted by Wandering Tuor (Citizen # 1685) on :
 
Honorable mention:

[]
[]

I don't think I ever used [] once, though it seems perfect for me.
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Indeed. []

Smileys I have never or almost never used because I don't understand their meanings : [] [] []
Smileys I have never or almost never used because well they don't fit me or something : [] []
 
Posted by Wandering Tuor (Citizen # 1685) on :
 
There was a thread once where we named all the smileys. Swear to god. []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Seriously ? [] You people really have way too much free time []
Okay, time for a nap. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Didn't initially get the [] , but it seems that I too have remembered more than I thought I would about this forum []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 

 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
I failed and forgot to post yesterday. []

I've started playing a video game on the SNES called Illusion of Time, in Japanese. Still trying to get better at Japanese, hopefully that will help. []

ETA : Has anyone heard from Artaresto recently ? He hasn't posted on facebook in a while and I'm wondering what he's up to. []

[ 09-24-2017, 03:51 AM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by CloudStrife (Citizen # 3483) on :
 
*stumbles in battle scarred and weary*
This place is a sight for sore eyes! Have y'all seen what the hell is going on out there?
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Ohai. []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
*has been cleaning the rundown UP non-stop for the last few days* []

You wouldn't believe the things that were below y'all sleeping on the floor of this place [] I think even Orcs are neater []
But it's coming along. We'd better replace all the furniture though. []
 
Posted by Wandering Tuor (Citizen # 1685) on :
 
 -
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
*doesn't get it* [] []
*remembers that show, though* []
*didn't use to like it very much* []

On another note, I'm annoyed at my students' parents who want to have an appointment with me to discuss their children's future even though they are more than 18. Just leave me alone, I have nothing to say to you, parents ! []
 
Posted by Wandering Tuor (Citizen # 1685) on :
 
Basically I was just testing to see if gifs worked here. They do!

 -
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Okay let me show you my favorite one ever then :
 -

[]
 
Posted by Wandering Tuor (Citizen # 1685) on :
 
That show doesn't hold up very well but that episode was hilarious.
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Yes, it made me like Funky Town even more. []

I love the show in general (I've seen all the episodes so many times I know most lines by heart [] , having grown up with it probably helped not seeing its flaws too much) but yeah some episodes are definitely much better than others. The flashback episodes in general are great. []

Oh by the way, this gif goes with a quote : "I'm sooooo drunk." [] (even though it's not technically said at that moment)
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
YES FRIENDS
IT IS I
*sees Inc''s post about the furniture*
Aww, not the sofa:

 -

[ 09-26-2017, 03:41 PM: Message edited by: Athene ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Well we can buy a new one exactly like the old one ! [] []
I have to say I have mixed feelings about that sofa. [] (<- chosen because it's the closest smiley to the idea of a unexpressive face I could find).

*has spent the evening watching The Golden Girls and then his boyfriend creating Super Mario levels* []
What ? I taught for 7 hours today ! []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
I just wanted to add that I don't even know what [] is supposed to represent. An alien ? A specific alien ? A scary alien ? *had no knowledge of aliens*
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Well I think it was the lovely Freya who recommended it. I'm more of a velvet chaise longue girl myself:

 -

I mean, it is verging on the baroque, but if it ain't baroque, don't fix it AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
[]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Wow I'm so proud : I got that pun and I only had to think about it for 15 seconds to get it ! []

Well I have to say that sofa looks better to me as well. More like the stuff the Romans would lie on to eat. [] (<- the only eatable smiley)

By the way is it bad that I drank 3/4 of a bottle of wine when I have to work tomorrow ? []

ETA : I like that color also. Actually, I think that would look good in your dining room. [] []

[ 09-26-2017, 04:11 PM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
It would look FAB in my dining room. Of course, I would have to take out all of the other furniture, but it would be absolutely worth it. Now to acquire a satin negligée and a box of bonbons, and I'm all set.
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Haha that sounds like a proper depiction of Athene to me []
I wonder what your cats would have to say about it. []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
As long as there was room on there for them, I think they'd be all in favour. They basically think they are lions in need of a throne anyway.
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
OHAI.
I AM THE HARBINGER OF GOOD NEWS : 'TIS THE WEEK-END ! []

YES I WRITE IN ALL CAPS NO I DON4T CARE [] []

And yes on French keyboards you have to shift to write digits. And periods. [] [] []

E : extra 'r'

[ 09-29-2017, 12:09 PM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
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[ 09-29-2017, 04:17 PM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
*week-end is over* []
*doesn't want to get up* []
*has to go the the gym* []
*might make it all better by napping later* []

[ 10-02-2017, 04:29 AM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
I didn't take a nap but I worked instead. Wasn't half bad. [] [] []
 
Posted by Wandering Tuor (Citizen # 1685) on :
 
Live action Bambi
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
The video is cute []
I haven't seen Bambi and really don't care about it though []
I wanted to sleep late today but there's construction work going on in my building [] []
I may have to medicate myself. []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
*was woken up by the sound of a drill being used in his building* []
*fell back to sleep* []
*was woken up again by the sound of a jackhammer being used with burning passion* []
*fell back to sleep again* []
[repeat third step] []
*decided to get up* []
*jackhammer stopped* []
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
Wandering Tuor
Bambi and Thumper have nothing on those two. I almost forgot to mention what my wife said: “Awww”.  - <---Think of this with a smile as if welling up with happy tears.

Inc
Life is full of rude awakenings... ( Argh. I actually said that out loud.  - ) ...and irony. Try sleeping late on a Sunday. Best day to do it. No construction crews (usually) and you get to sleep off The Unexpected Saturday night Party.
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Oh yeah obviously Sunday was better (even though there was still construction going on for some reason [] ). I just wanted to complain []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
*poked himself into the eye* []
It feels like a mini-knock out.
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
I LIKE
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
BIG BUTTS AND I CANNOT LIE
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
YOU OTHER BROTHERS CAN'T DENY
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Donkey?

[] [] []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Am I allowed to say that I hadn't seen a bit of Shrek before and that this extract is pretty stupid and hence I'm sure I don't want to see more ? []
(Sorry, I'm French, I'm not used to asking permission to pass snap judgments [] [] ).

My official reason : how could I watch a movie that stars another donkey ? [] []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
I'm shocked that you don't know that's why donkey is called donkey! Next time you come to stay we are watching it, you will see.
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Oh. []
*waits for impending apocalypse* []

Okay well then I'll watch it. (<- has no willpower of his own)
 
Posted by Wetwang (Citizen # 1508) on :
 
I have a f**ked back and it feels like I have somebody else's legs! []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Did you throw it out wrangling trays of petunias again?
[]
 
Posted by Wetwang (Citizen # 1508) on :
 
Nope, picking up two 10ltr pot Viburnum Davidii! []
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
I do love a good Viburnum davidii

I got a new job today [] [] []
 
Posted by Wetwang (Citizen # 1508) on :
 
Well done you []
What you doing now?
 
Posted by Athene (Citizen # 3473) on :
 
Assistant Quantity Surveyor, thought I was going to have to go work for one of the big developers but I got headhunted by one of the landscape companies I've never worked for but know really well. Starting Monday, yikes! [] []

What about you, I gather from the Curious Incident of the Viburnum in the Lumbar Vertebrae that you're still working in a nursery?

We need a leaf emoticon:
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Posted by Wetwang (Citizen # 1508) on :
 
Always nice to be headhunted []
I'm now the grower on a nursery that is one of the top six suppliers to the landscape industry.
Maybe we will get to supply you one of your contacts []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
*posts while his bf is massaging him in a hotel room in Farmington, NM* []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Back home ! [] []
Jet-lag [] []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
*is still jet-lagged* []
Apparently, my brain has decided that 2 am was the perfect hour to wake up, without the consent of the rest of my body. Ugh. [] []
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
I have to have transscrotal ultrasound later. [] [] []

What ? TMI ? Who cares ! I'm talking to myself here. []
 
Posted by Snöwdog (Citizen # 15) on :
 
An Unexpected Party of One?
*Parties Unexpectedly*
Welcome to my MT world. []
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
Not necessarily a party of one. At least not until the results of the ultrasound are in.

Um... []

How’s your jet lag, Inc’?
 
Posted by Hamfast Gamgee (Citizen # 5528) on :
 
Maybe slightly more than one!
 
Posted by Braeden Fireheart (Citizen # 1953) on :
 
*checks back a few pages*

I'm sure I checked to see if MT was working again sometime in the last three months. [] Oh well.

Hello... people.
 
Posted by Aiwrendel (Citizen # 965) on :
 
You might have checked and saw the message stating the board is down. It's still there if you go to http://www.minastirith.com/ and click the symbol at the top. From there you can click the link to the forums on the top right.

Or you can type the whole URL: http://www.minastirith.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Hello, person ! []
 
Posted by Varnafindë (Citizen # 4097) on :
 
Hello, people!
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Great to see so many different posters ! []

E : wrong smiley []

[ 12-10-2017, 09:20 AM: Message edited by: Inc' ]
 
Posted by Inc' (Citizen # 6274) on :
 
Back from my seventh trip to Japan ! [] []

I may post pictures later. []

Btw, melatonin is great against jet-lag. [] []
 


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