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1 hour ago, Marvin said:

But massive Mastodon/High On Fire/Giraffes? Giraffes!/Tera Melos/Chon/Toe/This Will Destroy You party at my house if anyone's interested.


Is it pre-Once More 'Round the Sun Mastodon? Actually, preferably Blood Mountain and earlier, when they had some really heavy crunch to them, but I'll take all the way up to The Hunter if there's nothing else. Back before Brent said he hated heavy metal.


If so, then I'm in. Since I just made scrambled eggs and french fries, I'll bring some with me.


In other news, I was hungry so I made scrambled eggs with chili powder and hot sauce as well as a side of fries.

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5 hours ago, Erifnogard said:

Wow.  So apparently ostrich eggs are 2000 calories?  Still it actually sounds like it would be interesting to try.


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At the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, roughly 100 feet from where I went to university, there was an ostrich farm where people could watch the critters trot around and eat gigantic omelettes.


Your average ostrich lays one egg every eight or nine days, nowhere near enough to satisfy the Midway crowds, so the omelettes were really made from chicken eggs.

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5 hours ago, Froggy the Great said:

Trying to figure out what weapons Cowgirl Anniversary Lysette would have.  




(This is actually one of mine, done up as part of publicity for a World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago.)




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wrong brackets, oops
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6 hours ago, Aryanun said:


In other news: Mom was in a wreck. She's okay. Not sure about the unlicensed driver of the Sheriff Deputy's car. The young girl was coming off of the 130 tollway (which has an 80 mph speed limit) onto a busy suburbia road with a 45 mph speed limit. Didn't look. Mom tried to stop, but there wasn't enough time. I think her car is totaled. She just spent $1400 getting it fixed last week.


Going to be a long rest of the year.

Holy carp Ary! I'm glad your mother is doing alright and that she's being properly taken care of. :hugs for everyone not responsible: 


3 hours ago, SparrowMarie said:

Well that's now over 1500 words. I'll probably end up turning this game into a story. I'm better at writing it than RPing for some reason.

Its because when you write you have time to think about how your characters would react from a 3rd person perspective. When you're RPing you have to react to it in a personal way, and sometimes it's hard to react to things as your character would. At least that's why I'm better at stories than RPing.


6 minutes ago, Pingo said:


watch the critters trot around and eat gigantic omelettes.

That makes it sound like the ostriches are eating the omelets :unsure:

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4 hours ago, SparrowMarie said:

I started making an RPG character today for a home game with just me and Husband. I think I've started writing a new story in the process of coming up with a background. 


Wow, cool!


3 hours ago, SparrowMarie said:

Well that's now over 1500 words. I'll probably end up turning this game into a story. I'm better at writing it than RPing for some reason.


That’s really neat.  Good luck!

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4 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Ever used a cough drop with eucalyptus oil in it?

Imagine that as a flavoring agent for your Mead.

The Eucalyptus Oil is strong enough that is transmits through the bees honey making cycle and into the honey.  Making Mead with that honey brings out the eucalyptus flavor.

Only tried that once, which was once too often.



In-game I once knew a were-leopard who refused to eat koalas for this very reason.


Honeybees love the arugula that has gone wild around here.  I‘ve wondered if that would affect the honey’s flavor.

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1 minute ago, redambrosia said:

The cow is on fire:huh: were they trying to save time making their steaks? :unsure:


It’s a reference both to King Kong and to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which legend incorrectly says was started by a cow knocking over a lantern in Mrs. O’Leary’s barn on DeKoven Street.


(Also the thing is climbing the Carbide & Carbon building, a 1929 art deco masterpiece in downtown Chicago, and the heroes are flying a 1917 Curtiss JN-4D "Jenny” biplane from the collection of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Chicago references were the theme ... )

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I admire people who can write. The best I’ve managed is some lurid vampire fiction in a PC background.


Speaking of which, I finished this drawing in time for Halloween, some lurid vampire nightmare imagery for a PC background:


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Yesterday we got most of my dad's stuff out of his apartment and into a storage shed. Hubby and I got the couch (which we're gonna pay my brother for) and the old dresser that my dad had all my life. Eventually I'd like to sand and refinish that dresser, but for now I settled for cleaning it up and putting my clothes in it.


The drawers are so big! There's still room in my sock drawer for more socks! Which is amazing, because I have sooooooo many socks. 


Min the mean time, I've got a spare dresser that I'm not sure what to do with. It's really nice, good construction and nice finish, so I feel bad getting rid of it. I'm thinking I might use it for spare linens. 


Also, yay the giant mountain of clothes in my bedroom is gone!

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Off-topic response to another post: 


Poor translucent, tentacled ghost wolf ::(: Can you imagine the horrible experiements/magics he was subjected to to get those tentacles? Wolfies don't deserve that!

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8 hours ago, Cyradis said:


Prepare some glitter envelopes!! 


 WOOF Approves of this way of thinking.


3 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

Welcome back @Glitterwolf^_^ 


Thx, I had a few training days.

Also my Laptop is being repaired.

I can pick it up after work, my nephew has saved it!

So I won't have to replace him or the laptop..


@Aryanun Hugs for your mom and you!


I have thought about my issues with work and the stress, coming from re-applying and having to wait for it all..

Talked to a friend during the training.

Talked to my girl.

Somehow I feel more at ease right now.


It will take months before I hear what will happen.

Wished I could get to hear it now, but I have decided that there are more important things in life.

It is not worth all this stress.

Somehow it works for me..


So tomorrow we will have dinner at friend's, they have a slowcooker and we are invited as testsubjects, I also will make a salad to go with it in case all fails as a sidedish.



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